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J U S T D U C K: FINDING GOD Journalist Greg Clarke, and his wife, Jodi, founded the specialist duck farm Great Ocean Ducks (GOD) at Port Campbell, near the Twelve Apostles, in 2009 and have recently penned a book about their ensuing adventures. With a foreword by Dan Hunter — without doubt one of the country’s leading culinary greats – it includes recipes from some of the top chefs who love and use their Aylesburys and Pekins. Check out their website for a host of tasty info bites and directions on where to find GOD. G R E AT O C E A N D U C K S . C O M

CLOUD NINE WHE N E NTE R ING THE FLORE NTINA restaurant in the

Chaoyang district of Beijing, patrons are transported to a fantastical world of interconnected spaces that were inspired by Renaissance Florence, but with modern overtones.The floor-to-ceiling Fornasetti wallpaper bears a storm cloud motif and hand-blown glass chandeliers hover above like glowing bronze sculptures. Singapore-based Australian designer Emma Maxwell has furnished the restaurant with grey armchairs and gold-framed tables standing on a marble floor engraved with a fishbone pattern. While tucking into lobster risotto or osso bucco alla Milanese, you would be forgiven for thinking you are on a film set that is a mixture of historical drama and space odyssey. “My aim is to transport guests to another place,” says Maxwell, “a place of light, illusion, beauty and contrasts.” EMMAMA XWELLDESIGN.COM

GLOBETROT TER Shakespeare would no doubt be delighted his Globe Theatre is being specially created in the heart of Auckland to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. The pop-up theatre, an exact replica of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, will feature the bard’s best-loved plays until 22 March. POPUPGLOBE .CO.NZ

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Mercedes-Benz magazine Issue 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz magazine, issue 1, 2016  

Mercedes-Benz magazine Issue 1, 2016