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Thursday
Feb132014

Tina's Top 10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Ultimate Boyfriend Brownie Points

In case you hadn't noticed, guys, Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Today's your last day to organise a sweet gift for your lady friend! If you haven't already got it sorted, our editor Tina Moore has put together her top ten gift ideas that are guaranteed to win you maximum brownie points.

1. Fashion jewellery. You can't go wrong with anything by kiwi brand Meadowlark - bonus points for hip-ness. A good choice would be the Mini Protea Ring, from $315 depending on your choice of stone and either sterling silver, rose gold or gold. 

2. Chocolate - with a difference! Loving Earth Raw Coconut Nectar Chocolate is essentially uncooked and unprocessed: real chocolate in its purest, richest, most essential form. It contains no cane sugar or dairy, is suitable for vegans... I personally adore the Caramel flavour, and also the Mild Chilli. Ideal gift for the foodie or health conscious babe. 

3. A massage or facial treatment. Bonus points if you actually make the booking so the admin is all done, rather than simply give a gift voucher. Too many times I have been given vouchers and forgotten about them or let them languish past their expiry dates. Book the treatment at a suitable time and your girl will make it work, I promise. Hot tip: go for a luxury spa like So Spa at the Sofitel in Auckland, East Day Spa in Welly, or if you're down south, you can't do better than The Spa at Millbrook.

4. Flowers. This goes without saying. If you do nothing but give her flowers, then you're doing okay. Best delivered to her place of work so that she can show off to her colleagues (secretly, girls love this). Check out Lu Diamond Flowers for creative, pretty bouquets with a difference.

5. Lipstick, or other luxury makeup goodies. Most girls wear makeup, and it does not come cheap, so any gift of makeup will be appreciated. Make sure you get advice on what's hot from the counter staff and pick the right colours. Think about what sort of makeup she wears currently and stick to that colour palette. Don't attempt to buy her foundation! Hot tip: M.A.C's Viva Glam Lipstick or Lipglass is a shade of red that will suit pretty most women.

6. Lingerie. It's a gift for her, and for you! This is advanced level gift-buying however - you'll need to do a quick reccie and find out her bra size (hot tip: you'll find it on the tag on the inside of one of her bras. Not that difficult to find out). There are some gorgeous sets by Stella McCartney at the moment, like this 'Tammy Tickling' set, with cute little bow detail. 

7. Shoes. A woman can never have too many shoes. MAJOR brownie points can be earned here because they are a really personal, thoughtful gift. You can't go wrong with anything by my favourite Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson.

8. Terrarium. It's apparently such a good gift idea that I bought it for my guy, only to find out that he has also bought me one as well. Great minds think alike, huh... It's the kind of gift you buy your partner if you've been together for a long time and have ticked off all the other ideas above! You have to start getting creative with your gift ideas... We bought ours from Bioattic.

9. Scented candles. What girl does not love a scented candle? They are a beautiful and affordable gift. My pick of the bunch are the Coconut & Elderflower by Ecoya, Candied Vanilla Almond by MOR, and the Manhattan Little Black Dress by Glasshouse.

10. Remix magazine subscription! Of course. Four issues of the very best NZ fashion, beauty, art and culture, delivered to her doorstep each season. Plus if you subscribe before the end of Feb, we'll throw in a bottle of Viva La Juicy perfume for free. Bonus brownie points right there! You're welcome.

Tuesday
Feb112014

WE'RE LIKING THE LOOK OF MOOCHI'S MAINLINE COLLECTION

Moochi’s latest autumn collection ‘mainline’ is out. We are looking and we are liking!

This season focuses on minimalist pieces with a modern spin on everyday staples, so you can stock up your wardrobe with monochrome easy-to-wear goodies.

Silk fabrics, lace and scalloped trims are paired with leather-paneled knits and masculine separates to give you an edgy look while still staying in touch with your feminine side.

‘mainline’ inspires women to feel confident and classy in Moochi everyday, and is the perfect accompanying range to the store’s high-fashion label COLLECTION.

Check out the campaign shots below and head over to moochi to see the 'mainline' collection and more.

Words by Chelsea Armitage.

Friday
Feb072014

10 Days of Fashion in the City: 28 Feb - 9 March

A show stopping 125m-long catwalk down the middle of Queen Street and a launch event at a breathtaking height of 192m have the third annual '10 Days of Fashion in the City', brought to you by Resene, set to be a thrilling festival of fashion celebrations in Auckland's central city.

From 'The Height of Fashion' launch event at The Sugar Club, two days of fashion shows in Britomart, a pop-up NZ Fashion Museum exhibition, free fashion movies, an exclusive outdoor fashion show from Workshop and a George FM-hosted wrap party, Auckland's central city is set to live up to its reputation as the country's premier fashion destination.

A highlight event that's set to rewrite the record books will be New Zealand's Longest Catwalk presented by Schwarzkopf, a 125m-long catwalk show that will take the place of a section of Queen Street's bustling traffic for an afternoon. 40 models will parade 80 in-season outfits styled by Kylie Cooke (NZ's Top Model and X-Factor) from the city's most coveted boutiques and fashion retailers including the likes of Huffer, Coach, Smith & Caughey's, Max, Moochi, Barkers, Glassons and many more. The free catwalk event, hosted by Shannon Ryan, will take place between Shortland Street and Wyndham Street.

Before the Queen Street catwalk takes the spotlight, the '10 Days of Fashion in the City' will kick off in high style with a luncheon in the sky. The exclusive event at The Sugar Club by Peter Gordon at the top of the Sky Tower will see guests meet designers including Trelise Cooper, Adrian Hailwood, Yvonne Bennetti and Kathryn Wilson as well as seeing their designs on show.

The next day sees the return of the Britomart Fashion Sessions, a two-day event featuring six runway shows from 12 New Zealand and international designers showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections. The shows will take place in Britomart's Atrium on Takutai shopping gallery and will celebrate some of the precinct's favourite labels, including Trelise Cooper, WORLD, Juliette Hogan, Federation and more.

Fashion takes a less traditional form than the usual catwalk shows for 'Hello, We Are The New Zealand Fashion Museum' a free exhibition featuring four unique fashion heritage stories at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter.

If you just want to sit back, relax and put your feet up, you can catch one of four free fashion themed movies at venues around the city. Valentino: The Last Emperor, The September Issue, Bill Cunningham: New York and Annie Hall will inspire viewers with their different takes on fashion.

heartofthecity.co.nz/fashion.

Friday
Feb072014

How to lunch with NZ's top fashion designers, darling!

Here's your chance to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand's top fashion personalities!

'The Height of Fashion' is the official launch event for Heart of the City's '10 Days of Fashion in the City', and will be held on the 27th February in the luxurious surrounds of Peter Gordon's The Sugar Club at SKYCITY.

Guests will have the unique opportunity to be seated at a table with a designer during the luncheon, and hear the inspiration behind their collections first-hand.

The luncheon will also include a bespoke two-course menu with matched wines designed by Peter Gordon, highlighting his signature fusion cuisine made famous by The Sugar Club.

During lunch, you'll also have the opportunity to preview the latest collections from Bendon, Trelise Cooper, Hailwood, Adrienne Winkelmann, Kathryn Wilson, taylor, Yvonne Bennetti, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Deadly Ponies, and Zambesi.

Tickets are $150 each, although numbers are limited. Bookings can be made by phoning The Sugar Club on 09 363 6365.

www.thesugarclub.co.nz

Wednesday
Feb052014

A few ideas to make the most of your self-appointed long weekend

Words by Chelsea Armitage

It was Waitangi Day yesterday and even though we don’t endorse you leaving your workplace in the lurch, it would be awfully convenient if you caught a case of “the flu” and found yourself with a long weekend…

Whether you come down with the flu (in the middle of summer) or just want to take advantage of this beautiful weather, here are four ideas we’ve come up with for you to make the most of Waitangi Day and this weekend.

1. TAKE A SURF LESSON

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, the height of summer is the perfect time. There are some awesome surf schools throughout the country, at places like Mangawhai Heads, Muriwai, Raglan, Mount Maunganui and throughout the Coromandel. Do something you’ve never tried before, rake in the ‘cool’ points and reap the adrenaline rewards!

Click here for an extensive list of beginner-friendly surf schools throughout the country.

2. SEE A MOVIE... OUTDOORS

Instead of the classic dinner-and-a-movie, head outside with your other half or a group of friends and catch a flick in the fresh summer air. If you’re in Wellington, pop along to the Firefly drive-in cinema for a classic 50’s experience with your mates!

There are some great movies playing this weekend, so check out www.openair.co.nz,www.silopark.co.nz and www.fireflycinemas.co.nz for more info, times and locations. Be sure to pack a picnic and some warm clothes!


3. VISIT THE MARKETS

Hit up some weekend markets! Markets are a great way to support small New Zealand businesses and get some funky new art or fresh organic produce. With Auckland markets from Matakana to Clevedon, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Click here for information on markets around Auckland and here for the rest of the country. 


4. HEAD TO WAIHEKE... FOR A WALK

Pop over to Waiheke for the day or the weekend and bask in all its grapey glory. Of course Waiheke is the place to go for a tour of the vineyards and the winery trail, but have you ever been there for a walk? Waiheke has some stunning walks around the edges and across the peaks of the island, that give you panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf. It makes the ultimate day trip! Just catch the Fullers ferry over and talk to the information centre at the ferry terminal. They'll give you a map of the island and tell you all the places to start walking and how long each will take. 

 

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have an amazing weekend and celebrate New Zealand for the wonderful country it is.