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As we were compiling the ﬁles for the June issue of Verve we realised that the publication day coincided with Queen’s Birthday. Unwittingly, our thoughts turned to England and the unspeakable tragedy endured by the people of this nation during the past month. We all felt that little could be more ﬁtting than to use this space to reproduce and share Russell Brand’s heartfelt and eloquent piece which he posted on his Facebook page two days after the bombing. “As I read the news of these sad murders in Manchester, posted directly to my home screen I engage in the futile mental gymnastics of trying to understand. Trying to understand the grief of survivors, the gaping bereavement of family members. The ﬁerce and insular insanity of the perpetrator. I am bafﬂed by the scope of our human capacity to feel or not feel. To love or not love. To kill. Futile even to try to understand the confusion of those directly affected, in their sudden, jagged pain. The vertigo of unexpected loss. Their journey is just beginning, a thousand unfolding horrors await. Tickets to a gig, a pleasing memento converted to a marker of this pointless pain. A lifetime to wonder what might've been or not been. Terror is so called perhaps in part because it cannot ever be stopped. We know this don't we? We know we can't stop people turning cars, planes and public spaces into accessories to murder. There can never be enough metal detectors or screening procedures, or checks or bans or vengeful responses. There will always
be people in the world that ﬁnd a ﬂag under which to this express unfathomable cruelty. I cannot understand it. There are too many things I love to abandon my life to hatred, starting with my girlfriend and daughter all the way to places I've been and unthinkingly enjoyed, like Manchester. What depths must be inhabited to inﬂict such suffering? Thank God I can't imagine it. Neither can I imagine the grief of those adrift in delirious sadness, the choking, coiling misery. Just the sharp pang when I look at that little girl's smiling face. My mind is too limited for these extremes and these extremists driven by goals that I do not understand. I hope I never know the pain. I don't pretend to understand the victims, the bereaved, or the perpetrator. I have a sense that hatred comes from hatred and love comes from love. Perhaps there is a simple duty for those of us not directly affected — to know that we can't hate our way out of this. To be loving and to be strong. At times like this to be loving takes incredible strength. As that peculiar and great son of Manchester, Morrissey said, "It's easy to laugh, it's easy to hate, it takes strength to be gentle and kind'." __ FACEBOOK.COM/RUSSELLBRAND
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Growing up, Dr Vaibhav Talesara, or “Dr V”, admired contemporary architecture, so it’s only ﬁtting that the dentist ﬁnally managed to put his creative streak to good use in designing the layout of Grafton Dental—a sophisticated space that owes its appearance as much to a health retreat-cum-contemporary gallery as it does to a clinic. “This is my ﬁrst private practice, it’s my baby,” he beams. “It was very exciting to watch it all come together after everything has been handpicked. I’ve have been blessed with a tremendously supportive family: all working until the early hours to get it all ready. It’s even more exciting now that we are up and running.” Mid-century modern chairs grace the waiting room, a geometric soon-to-be-trademarked copper logo adorns the marble-ﬁnished wall behind reception, and a handful of limited edition Anna Leyland prints, also in copper, grace the hallways. “We wanted to incorporate Kiwiana art, as opposed to the traditional photos of smiling faces,” says V. The clinic, which opened just a couple of months ago, has been entered in the NZ Master Joiners Awards for its custom-designed reception. The fashionable space is ﬂooded with natural light, and equipped with state-of-the-art gear designed and handmade in Europe. Above the dental chair, a ﬂatscreen TV is afﬁxed to the ceiling. Everything has been done to create the most relaxing environment for the patient. “Dentistry has come a long way since I ﬁrst started practising more than a decade ago,” says V. “One of the most challenging — and rewarding — parts of the job, is helping patients overcome their fear. Patient education
is an intergral part of that. For example, I will show them pictures of their teeth using an intraoral camera, instead of just telling them what's wrong; give advice on oral health; check their dietary history; or encourage them to quit smoking.” Follow-up care, too, is vital. “We call patients the day after procedures and when they tell you they 'feel like a box of ﬂuffy ducks', that makes me happy — as does seeing them smile more after we’ve done some cosmetic work.” The clinic also has a strong focus on technology to enhance the patient experience, providing easy and convenient online booking. V, who hails from Mumbai and has lived in New Zealand since 2009, started practising after futher studies at the University of Otago. He feels blessed to be in a profession that he so adores: “I get excited about coming in to work on Monday mornings.” When V began working with his mentor, Dr Suvarna Nene, a decade ago, he realised he’d found his calling. “She is a world-leading dentist and implant surgeon,” he says. “I learnt an incredible amount from her. She was my inspiration, and her passion rubbed off on me.” It was V’s mother, Jayshri, who encouraged him to go abroad to enhance his career and experience a different culture. He cites his mum and brother, Atul, as his biggest cheearleaders. As for the future, he plans to expand the surgery, to become a specialty practice, focussing on cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. “The clinic’s ﬁrst and foremost focus will always be quality dentistry. Professional, passionate, affordable. It’s that simple!”
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Verve catches up with perfume, beauty and style icon, Linda Rodin. Where are you originally from? I'm from a small town on the northern shore of Long Island, New York. It's name is Roslyn and it's about a 40-minute drive to Manhattan. Tell us about your early childhood, aspirations and dreams. I had a quiet yet lovely childhood. I grew up with an older sister and younger brother. We were an artistic gang. I don't remember having dreams and future aspirations. In those days we really did live in the moment. How did you become noticed? Well, I think it happened when people discovered and loved my skincare products. And the fact that I was almost 60-years-old and starting an accidental new career didn't hurt. Favourite career moments. I worked with Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali and Cher, along with many many other fantastic people in all aspects of fashion and beauty. People that have inspired you. My mother, father, sister, aunt and grandmother. Sadly all of them have left us. Favourite things about living in New York. The fact that I have been here since I was 17 and know it like the back of my hand. It is familiar and comfortable and my home. The New York I know is quickly and sadly disappearing, however.
Your thoughts and philosophy on fashion. I always believe that if I feel comfortable in my clothing choices, I look good and feel conﬁdent. For me it's a simple look. Not lots of drills or attention grabbing things. Do you buy from any particular designer or just buy what you see and love? I buy what I love. Always. I've been wearing denim since I was ﬁve and am still collecting vintage 501 Levi's. I also love Ellery, which I discovered while in Australia last summer. I adore everything she does and buy things from photos now, and have the gorgeous pieces shipped to me. How would you describe your own personal style? I would like to think that I'm elegant and classic. And spare. But with a twist. You are an inspiration and also very beautiful — can you give our readers some tips on aging gracefully? Thank you very much. I am not sure if aging can ever be graceful, but I've taken the natural route. I cannot imagine altering my face surgically to chase my youth. I miss looking young — and wrinkle-free. But it can't be avoided in any way that appeals to me. I am just trying to adapt to the reality of getting older with some dignity.
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scientists researched ways of creating something beneﬁcial. It showed potential in the treatment of strabismus (crossed eyes), and in 1978, the US Food and Drug Administration gave approval for clinical trials on humans. Over the following years it was discovered that the toxin treated not just eye conditions, but a number of muscular spasms. A decade later, Allergan purchased the rights to the new wonder drug and renamed it ‘Botox’.
Following the death of several of his countrymen in the early 19th century, German doctor, Justinus Kerner, began studying the guilty contaminated batch of blood sausages, even injecting himself with some of the toxin. Symptoms included drooping eyelids, muscle weakness and difﬁculty swallowing. His writings paved the way for future prevention, and other unforeseen uses of the bacteria. By the end of the 1890s, seven strains of the botulinum toxin had been identiﬁed, four of which posed human risk.
In 1992, ophthalmologist Dr Jean Carruthers realised wrinkle lines were vanishing from the brows of her injected patients. The Botox craze ballooned, and, by the end of the 90s, the country ran out of stock.
Toxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium are among some of the most dangerous known to mankind, with the ability to block nerve functions, leading to muscular and respiratory paralysis. It is these bacteria’s spores that produce the potentially fatal, though extremely rare, food poisoning, botulism — and it is from this bacterium that Botox is also produced.
Clostridium botulinum was found to be so potent that during the second world war, the USA considered weaponising it, but the project never materialised and over the following couple of decades instead
Just like those frown lines, the rest is history. Today, other medical companies offer similar treatments produced from the same toxin and marketed under a different brand name (such as Xeomin), though most of the public simply use Botox as a generic name (like 'Hoover' for vacuum). There’s even a term for men who have it done: ‘Brotox’. Botox has received FDA-approval for an array of other conditions such as excessive sweating of the armpits (hyperhidrosis)
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A vampire facial, or platelet rich plasma (PRP), is the practice of extracting a couple of vials of blood from a patient’s arms, which are then placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and the platelets from the red blood cells. The patient’s face is poked with ﬁne needles to aid absorption as the plasma is spread all over it. The platelet-rich plasma is said to be beneﬁcial in that it stimulates the production of new collagen, and thus ﬁrms the skin, reducing wrinkles, but there is no conclusive scientiﬁc evidence that is has long term beneﬁts — though it’s certainly unlikely to cause any harm. From extracting blood to injecting it, a study published late last year implied that regular injections of blood plasma from young people could possible combat the effects of ageing. Researchers in San Diego injected mice, around 50-years-old in human terms, with blood samples taken from teenagers and discovered it had a rejuvenating effect on their cognitive skills and movement. Earlier research found that stitching old and young mice together so that they shared the same blood supply had a positive effect on the bodies and organs of the older rodents, while the younger ones showed signs of ageing. Other studies have shown that injecting the blood of younger mice into older ones rejuvenates their brains, livers, and hearts. It turns out young human blood possesses similar properties, with beneﬁts to mice’s mental dexterity and ageing — ﬁndings that could bode well for both the medical and beauty industries.
Padiha tells the BBC that a Brazilian bikini is all about “freedom for you to have whatever you want”, with decorative hair at the front and all removed from underneath. From humble beginnings, their salon now attracts the rich and famous, turning over US$6 million per year. Last year, a study by JAMA Dermatology found that 84% of women groomed downstairs, with 62% removing all their pubic hair, and younger women being more likely to do so than over-40s. Another study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine has linked the practice with the rise in pornographic consumption. Dr Philippa McCaffery of Clearskincare Clinics surveyed 90 clients from clinics around Sydney for the Cosmetic Physician Society to understand why the “Brazilian has become, in less than a decade, such a broadly requested pubic hair reduction method for women”. Three-quarters of respondents said they did it for aesthetic purposes, 71% for hygienic, and 17% said it was cultural. Regarding sexual pleasure, nearly two-thirds of the women admitted to feeling ‘sexier’ with little or no public hair, while 60% said they experienced more sensation. “After receiving this feedback, Clearskincare Clinics understands why the Brazilian has become such a popular treatment,” says Philippa. “Sixty-one percent of clients said they would recommend Brazilian hair removal as a way of improving their sex lives. If someone said to me there is a treatment that makes my downstairs look great and increases sexual pleasure I would be booking in asap!”
Gwyneth Paltrow, claims her life was changed by Brazilians (the wax, not the people), while Eva Longoria once told Famous magazine, that it makes her sex life better (“I love it, I swear by it”). She insists every woman should try a Brazilian once, and that the sex they have afterwards “will make them keep coming back”. The Brazilian, was not, contrary to popular belief, pioneered in South America, rather by seven sisters during the 1990s in a Manhattan salon. They are all Brazilian, however — and their names all begin with the letter J, so they named the salon J Sisters. Jonice
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and palms, as well as the treatment of migraines — all three procedures are approved in New Zealand also. It has shown potential in treating overactive bladders, with one study by Chicago University ﬁnding Botox improved bladder function in 70% of participants. Other studies show the drug’s potential in treating depression, premature ejaculation, cleft lip scars, and abnormal heart patterns.
“I actually started my career as a schoolteacher and ﬁrst worked in radio handling the cheerleader sponsorship. I quickly fell in love with the industry,” says Jane. “It’s dynamic and vibrant. The people who work in it are second to none. I’ve formed some very deep friendships with both colleagues and clients.” Jane’s home is her sanctuary and offers time out from the hustle and bustle of work life and attending many functions and events as part of her role. Located near Milford Beach, she lives with her 18-yearold daughter Tabitha. You’ll often ﬁnd the pair sharing mother and daughter time walking the beach. “I love exercising,” she says. “When I don’t exercise I don’t feel good and the stress builds up.” Jane was married to local architect Darren Jessop but separated when Tabitha was four. At the same time, Jane’s father died. “It was a difﬁcult time. I made a bid for Dad’s house, and purchased it from his estate. Those were tough years. The house was old. It needed work. In addition to the hefty mortgage payments I had to increase borrowings for unforeseen repairs, but I believe it’s the hard times that make us stronger.”
Life these days is much easier. Two years ago her friends Tenby Powell and Sharon Hunter set her up on a blind date with close friend Brenden Lyons. “He’s a real ‘bloke’, ex-army and in the trucking business. I met him at a Gallipoli dinner in 2015,” says Jane. “As soon as I met him it felt like we were meant to be together." She adds: “Everything with Brenden is fun and easy. We have a similar sense of humour and outlook on life. Laughter is good for the soul. So is living in the present. Before meeting Brenden I was ﬁnally feeling very content and after some challenging years was quite happy to be on my own. He’d split up a while before from a 23-year marriage. Brenden is solid. His loyalty towards his friends from his army and rugby days is evident -- he played top-level rugby for the Brumbies. “I’m very proud of Tabitha too. She is kind, empathetic and extremely clever. She epitomises the glass half full mentality and is in her ﬁrst year of a design communication degree at AUT, I was a solo mother so it was Team Jane and Tabitha. We’re very close.”
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BEAUTY TIPS • I think true beauty comes from your soul. When you’re happy it radiates. Nothing beats a sincere smile that sparkles through the eyes. • I always start with my hair. I’ve always had long hair. It’s actually quite wild so I straighten it a lot as well as regularly getting it coloured and trimmed by Nahid Rahmannejad at Molton Brown in Milford. I trust her completely. • I have started to see Stacey Power of Beautiphi. She has really exciting and technologically advanced skin treatments and is top in her field. Her first priority is ensuring your skin is in great condition. • I regularly change-up my skincare. La Prairie’s great. The Elizabeth Arden Prevage products are amazing. Stacey’s introduced me to the XCell range. I love the vitamin C serum. Elizabeth Arden’s iconic Eight Hour Cream is a must. • Makeup wise I mainly use Bobbi Brown and Elizabeth Arden products. I’ve recently tried Smashbox and love the new Always On Liquid Lips. The 'Stepping Out' colour is fabulous. • I use Australis Blackest Black Multi Mega Mascara. It’s just $19 at Farmers. It has fibres in it so it makes my lashes look longer and thicker. A lot of mascaras leave marks behind on the brow bone but this one doesn’t. • I use Lilash lash growth serum — it works. I regularly get my nails done with Shellac at the local nail bar. • Grooming and presentation are important, although I believe the most attractive asset a woman can have is selfconfidence.
Jane Hitchﬁeld was born in Thames and moved to Auckland as a child. A proud Aucklander, she has enjoyed a stellar career in the fast-paced world of media advertising for more than 20 years. She’s learned to ﬁnd balance by removing her heels and walking barefoot on the beach.
Jane organised a memorial seat for her father near Milford Reserve (on behalf of her siblings). She walks along the beach to the seat everyday. “It’s become a ritual,” she says. “Every day before or after work I go for a barefoot walk on the beach and sit on that seat. Sometimes I even go and lean on the trees in the reserve and just stop and breathe. The stillness is a great antidote to my job.”
Aucklander Jane Hitchﬁeld is a North Shore girl through and through. Jenna Moore speaks with her about life, love, balance and beauty.
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When I don’t exercise I don’t feel good and the stress builds up."
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DEATH AND AGEING
// Jun 2017
“If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky –
Last April, Indonesian man Mbah Gotho passed away having just four months' earlier celebrated what is believed to be his 146th birthday. It was reported that he had started to prepare for his passing as early as 1992, even having his tombstone made, and while there is said to be documentation conﬁrming his birth of 31 December, 1870 in a small village in the Central Java province, it is yet to be independently veriﬁed. Until then, Jeanne Calment remains listed by the Guinness World Records as history’s oldest person. The Frenchwoman died in 1997 aged 122, having lived through two world wars and watched the Eiffel Tower being built. (There have been other claimants to the title such as Nigerian James Oloﬁntuyi and Ethopian Dhaqabo Eba, whose apparent ages of 171 and 163 could not be authenticated by paperwork.) Calment put her longevity down to her active lifestyle, healthy diet, and the odd glass of wine, but astonishingly, she smoked from the age of 21 until she was 117.
are the little protective tips at the end,” molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who won a Nobel Prize for her work on the subject, tells the Guardian. Telomeres comprise repeating sequences of DNA protected by certain proteins, and during our lifetime they wear down, reducing their ability to protect our chromosomes which leads to cell deterioration — this is essentially ageing. A paper published by the National Center for Biotechnology reports factors such as obesity, stress, pollution, and smoking all contribute to the shortening of telomeres, to “affect the pace of aging and onset of age-associated diseases such as heart disease and cancer”.
Barring an accident or unfortunate disease, most who eat well and exercise regularly can reasonably expect to make 80, but beyond that, much is down to the lottery of our genes (Jeanne Calment’s lengthy nicotine habit goes some way to backing that up), or, more speciﬁcally our telomeres.
There are ways to dramatically reduce the decline of our telomeres — not just through the obvious means of eating well and working up a sweat a few times a week. Mediation, too, has shown to be a beneﬁcial combatant against ageing — Harvard University’s Dr Rudolph Tanzi has conducted one of many research projects on the topic. “Based on our results, the beneﬁt from mediation isn’t strictly psychological; there is a clear and quantiﬁable change in how our bodies function,” he says. Meditation can be an efﬁcient method of providing “relief for our immune systems, easing the day-to-day stresses of a body constantly trying to protect itself”. “The prediction is that this would then lead to healthier ageing.”
“If you think of your chromosomes — which carry your genetic material — as shoelaces, telomeres
__ Words: Jamie Christian Desplaces
When asked what his secret was, Gotho simply replied “patience”.
LIVING FOREVER, KIND OF
• North American tree the bristlecone pine may hold the key to everlasting life. Studies of samples nearly 5,000 years old showed that, although the outer layers had been worn, lashed by the weather and the odd lightning strike, at a cellular level, the trees had barely aged. Scientists are still not entirely sure how they do it.
• Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon manipulated a worm’s genes and more than doubled its lifespan, with little proportionate ageing to its cells.
• Though most plants generally (far) outlive animals, one youthful creature can give them a good run — corals. These can survive for up to 4,000 years, though only when part of a colony.
• There are 150,000 deaths each day around the world, two-thirds of which are due to old age, but the number of centenarians around the world is predicated to increase tenfold by the year 2050.
• A mollusc is the oldest known solitary animal, dragged up from beneath the waves in 2006. Unfortunately, the 507-year-old specimen soon
• By then, futurist, author and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts ‘singularity’ will have happened — the ability of humans to become one with machines.
died, but scientist put its longevity down to the snail-paced ageing of its cells — like those of the bristlecone pine.
LEADING THE WAY IN NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC & MEDICAL TATTOO ENHANCEMENTS
LARGE PHOTO: Melissa Carr in her studio. TOP: Feathered Brows. BOTTOM L-R: Tattooed Eyeliner, Stage 3 Micropigmentation
Cosmetic and medical tattooing has become one of the most sought out services. One of only a few in New Zealand that is highly trained and qualiﬁed across a wide range of cosmetic and medical tattoo services is Melissa Carr of Melissa Carr Cosmetic Tattooing. A well-regarded operator and respected professional within the ﬁeld. Melissa is skilled in providing 'undetectable' results in procedures such as feathered brows, eyeliner and lip tattooing, Scalp micropigmentation and nipple and areola re-pigmentation after breast reconstruction from cancer treatments. Not all are as in touch with the reality of the change they can have on someone nor as talented as Melissa, the results are clear in her before and after pics and glowing client testimonials.
CURRENT? Melissa say’s, “Without a doubt, scalp
micropigmentation is the fastest-growing solution for male hair loss in recent history, it’s non-invasive, non-surgical, has universal appeal and is permanent.” A further point is that it remains the only permanent hair loss ﬁx to offer instantaneous, guaranteed results. Brows, brow brows! Brows perfectly designed and placed with perfectly matched colour changes a face. It lifts and opens the face, your eye colour pops with intensity and, BOOM, a few years just vanish, simply by perfectly designed tattooed eyebrows. Melissa practises a technique that comes naturally to her with many years’ experience and the very best training.
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS BENEFITS: All cosmetic and medical tattoo procedures are non surgical, there is no downtime, no time off work needed and no hiding away from people. Advantageous for those wanting to opt for a non-surgical, risk free and a more natural approach to addressing life’s challenges and changes. Cosmetic tattooing is not limited to just brows eyes and lips, it is so much more. Melissa is very passionate about medical tattooing and is trained to tattoo not only scalp micropigmentation but also areola and nipples re-pigmentation for women who have
had breast reconstruction after surgery and is humbled by the difference this makes to the self-esteem and psyche of recipients — a very fulﬁlling part of what Melissa does. An example of how surgical and non-surgical services can work together.
BEAUTY ENHANCED: Beauty doesn’t stop at brows. A perfect eyeliner either wedged, winged or natural all enhance the eye, giving the appearance of thicker fuller lashes and a more open eye. Additionally, lips that no longer sustain their lip contour can be repigmented with Melissa’s meticulous skill and art, thus appearing deﬁned and with a more youthful look.
EXPERIENCE, SKILL & CARE: Melissa has earned quite a
reputation with micro-pigmentation treatments such as feathered brows, ombré brows, eyeliner and lip tattooing or for those just wanting to correct nature’s imbalances and desire perfectly balanced brows, eyes or lips. Her services are an essential part of some people's lives, especially for those who are particularly active and want to maintain lasting makeup, maybe sight impaired or having medical conditions such as hand tremors through to more specialised services for alopecia sufferers, male pattern baldness or after cancer treatments. Melissa takes the time required to deliver the best service to each individual client, her focus is genuinely honed, meticulously considered and totally unique to each individual, and her work is based entirely on her client’s personal requirements.
INVITATION: Melissa invites you to view the many examples of her work and to read more about these treatments by visiting her website or call 021 187 2661 to book a no obligation consultation with her.
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
// Jun 2017
Why should we use a cleanser? A cleanser is used to remove all traces of makeup and grease from the skin's surface. It is important that the cleanser does not cause any irritation (stop use immediately if this happens). A cleanser should feel nice on your skin with a smooth consistency and easily moved over the skin’s surface. Likewise, it should be easy to remove and cleanse efﬁciently. Try not to use highly scented cleansers and make sure you choose the right cleanser for you. Cleansers come in several different forms: • Milks • Creams • Lotions • Bars • Foaming facial cleansers • Cleansing wipes • Eye makeup removers Water and oil are included in some of the ingredients in cleansers. As these two substances together will separate when mixing, an emulsiﬁer is added. This helps to stabilise the mix to form an emulsion. Some products have higher oil-to-water ratios and vice-versa. So which to use? It is important to choose the right one, so we will cover a little on each of the above forms of cleansers. Milk Cleansers These have a higher water-to-oil ratio that makes them more liqueﬁed. Good for: • Sensitive skin • Dry skin (which can be easily irritated) • Younger skin, as it contains less oil >> Not so good for mature skin, as the water content is more drying Cleansing Creams These have a higher percentage of oil-to-water, which makes creams thicker and richer. With more oil, it makes it easier to smooth over the skin surface and causes less drag on the tissue. Best used on: • Mature and/or dry skin • Useful for deep cleansing massage Cleansing Lotions These do not contain oil. Cleansing lotions are normally unsuitable for removal of make-up because of the reduced oil content. Good for people with:
• Combination/normal skin types • Some cleansers are medicated, therefore useful on oily, acne and congested skin Cleansing Bars These are milder than normal soaps (which can upset the pH balance of the skin). A cleansing bar would be best used on a person with: • Combination skin • Normal to greasy skin (that is not sensitive) • Blemished skin (medicated cleansing bars) • If you are hooked on your soap and water routine and don’t like to change Eye Makeup Removers These come in oily and non-oily substances and in lotion or gel form. Oily substances are much better for the removal of oil-based eye shadows and mascara. Non-oily would be more suitable for sensitive skin (especially around the eye area and if you wear contact lenses). Facial Foaming Cleansers These are ideal if you like to wash your face with water. They contain mild detergents and when mixed with water, it will foam. They are good on: • Dry and sensitive skin • Congested, acne or blemished skin (medicated foaming cleansers) Cleansing Wipes They are quick and convenient. Not recommended for everyday use as they can be drying and will leave a residue on the face. Confused? Unclear? If you are not sure what is best for your skin, then pop down to your local chemist and try out some testers. It’s the cheapest way of ﬁnding out what is best for you before spending any money, and I am sure they will be more than happy and ready to assist you and choosing the right cleanser for your skin type and condition. Check out the texture of the product. Does it feel greasy? Does it smell? Does it contain lanolin? (There are some people who are allergic). Does it absorb into your skin well? There may be a chance for you to obtain some testers to take home and try out. It is important to choose the right cleanser for you, so make sure you take your time and listen to what your skin is telling you. __ Words: Donna Malneek
ILLUMINATE ME LEANNE DORÉ: THE FACIALIST
“A tailored course of treatments can transform the health and look of your skin"
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AFTER 5 WEEKS
AFTER 5 WEEKS //
Owned by the uber-experienced Leanne Doré, Illuminate Me is private and discreet; the perfect place to tuck yourself away for a state of the art facial. A facialist for more than 30 years, Leanne was bowled over when she saw the results of Mesoestetic, a prestige skincare range new to our shores. “I only like to use the best of the best,” she says. “Mesoestetic is rich with amazing technology and ingredients.” What Is Mesoestetic? A cosmeceutical skincare range from Spain which combines exceptional results with a sensory experience. “Mesoestetic has nailed it with great textures and a cocktail of proven, skin-cherishing ingredients like peptides, retinols, and antioxidants,” says Leanne. The formulations also take our natural circadian rhythms into account so from day-to-day and hour-to hour the ingredients are time released, plus they’ve ecapsulated highly effective ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid, which many of us have a tendency to over-do (less is more people), so they work in a more gentle way. The Product Line: Collagen 360: stimulates collagen — ﬁrms the skin of the face and neck and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Energy C: addresses early signs of ageing providing antioxidants and vitamins to protect the skin. Stem Cell: promotes cell renewal and regeneration for more mature skins. Radiance DNA: works with the genetic code responsible for DNA repair making skin ﬁrmer and reducing wrinkles. Star Treatments: Mesoeclat method This is a ﬁve-session programme including peels to support and stimulate the skin's own defence mechanisms to improve ﬁrmness and luminosity.
The SRS machine The Skin Remodeling System (SRS) is a high-tech machine that works on facial muscle and bone to address loss of ﬁrmness and the bone mass loss that comes with age. It uses a hand piece and a meso gel conductor working at 3,000 cycles per second to impregnate all of the potent skin-loving ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants into the skin. Using micro-currents, ultrasound, iontopheresis and other technologies the SRS: • Stimulates cell renewal and the growth of new healthy skin. • Activates neo-collagen production restoring volume and elasticity to the skin, while plumping wrinkles. • Relaxes lines erasing the areas of facial expression such as crow’s feet and lip wrinkles. • Tightens the skin to a youthful smoothness and tautness. • Restores muscle tone by redeﬁning the facial contour, lifting the cheeks and tightening neck and jaw line. “We do one half of your face ﬁrst so you can see the results, which occur immediately,” says Leanne. “Then we even you up.” (Ask Leanne to combine it with Mesoestetic’s Beauty Flash you’ll be turning heads for days!) In-Clinic & Home Care Leanne has taken on Mesoestetic because of the wonderful results she’s seeing and because it allows her to design and tailor treatments to her clients’ speciﬁc needs. “It’s all about putting back to the skin and not taking out,” she says. “We can really change the skin. Replumping, remineralising, depigmenting, feeding and repairing. “The science behind it is key. The Crystal Fibre Mask came out of treatments in a hospital burns unit and is heavily impregnated with hyaluronic acid — a gold standard skin hydrator – and it creates a process that locks it into the skin. You can also buy a course of treatments in a box so you have your own personal in clinic treatment products.” — Words: Jenna Moore
Acnelan: An intensive treatment for acne prone skin which cleanses blocked pores, removes impurities and improves skin texture. Cosmelan: delivers incredible results with pigmentation in a one-off in clinic treatment and home care.
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Nestled on Birkenhead Point’s Hinemoa Street, Illuminate Me is a haven for those on a quest for complexion perfection.
LOOKING BEYOND BOTOX DO YOU WANT TO LOOK MORE YOUTHFUL? AT LOUISE GRAY SKIN CARE OUR AGE MANAGEMENT TREATMENTS ARE DESIGNED TO DO JUST THAT.
These treatments are speciﬁcally created for age management and are noninvasive meaning you’ll look younger without injections. Does that sound good to you? We thought so. Our expert, skin therapist and registered nurse Louise Gray, weighs in on the beneﬁts of each treatment and what makes them worth considering. Skin DNA Test: This is the ultimate in preventive treatment and care for your skin. It enables better control of the ageing process by looking at your unique, genetic makeup. This test should form the basis of your skin treatment and care because not everyone’s skin is the same. Diagnostic Skin Imaging: The camera never lies! This service provides you with a computerised in-depth analysis of your skin. Your scientiﬁc skin analysis will be used to help develop your personalised skin treatment program and skin care regimen. The imaging can also provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of the treatments you’re undergoing. HYDRODERMABRASION: This is microdermabrasion on steroids. A safe, non-invasive exfoliation procedure that resurfaces the skin with an infused water solution to improve its tone and texture and minimise lines and wrinkles. LED LIGHT: This is generally performed as a series of treatments and delivers fantastic results with acne, pigmentation, sun damage and signs of ageing. This NASA-developed light treatment stimulates skin cells to boost collagen and nutrient production for a younger, healthier and ﬁrmer skin. MICRO-CURRENT: Imagine the tightening and toning of facial muscles and the smoothing out of the appearance of ﬁne lines and wrinkles. That’s what you get with micro-current with immediate and dramatic results.
PEELS: If you’re looking for a brighter, smoother and renewed complexion our chemical peels treat a multitude of skin concerns including pigmentation, uneven skin texture, acne breakouts and premature ageing by resurfacing the skin with minimal downtime. Winter is the perfect time to start. CIT (also known as dermal rolling or skin needling): We call this the holy grail in non-invasive age management. It will improve texture, lines and wrinkles, scarring and skin tightness by encouraging the production of collagen. IPL SKIN REJUVANTION: Wake up your skin and begin to regrow new collagen with a targeted IPL rejuventation treatment. Light energy converts to mild heat to stimulate the cells that form collagen — the protein reponsible for the plumpness and density of your skin. INTERNAL SOLUTIONS: I am a strong believer that the skin is a mirror to what is happening within your body. If you feed your skin internally with all that nature has provided you’ll reap the rewards. EFAs — speciﬁcally ﬂaxseed oil — is a ‘no-brainer’ for everyone in my opinion. The skin becomes hydrated from within and topical products work more effectively when the skin is functioning correctly so your treatments are more effective. We look forward to seeing you at Louise Gray Skin Care soon.
“True skincare happens when we establish the cause and effect of a skin condition rather than just treating the symptom.” LOUISE GRAY — Registered Nurse and Director of Louise Gray Skin Care
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The weather has turned cold and daylight hours have dwindled. The Auckland trafﬁc is as awful as ever, and life is feeling just a bit too samey. Time for a seasonal mood-buster, but where to ﬁnd one that won’t take too big a bite out of the bank account? The answer is easy: head on down to the spa capital of the South Paciﬁc and ﬁnd out why Rotorua offers the ultimate winter weekend getaway. The city’s beautiful forests, lakes and nature-based experiences make it the ultimate destination for refreshing the soul during the winter months. The abundance of natural geothermal energy means that there is always a blissful soak in a naturally heated hot pool just waiting to be enjoyed, with Polynesian Spa offering the near perfect experience. I love Polynesian Spa, for so many reasons, and visit on an annual basis. That view across the lake from the comfort of a hot spring brings on a deep feeling of tranquility without fail. The gulls of Sulphur Bay always busy, whooping, circling and landing. Then there is the Retreat, with its dazzling menu of treatments, from their Signature Mud Wrap and Aix therapy to aromatherapy and Swedish full body massage.
MINDFUL MOMENTS RETREAT A relatively new addition to Polynesian Spa is the MINDFUL MOMENTS RETREAT. It is a two-day weekend experience and offers anyone wanting to escape the rigours of city living with an ultimate spa experience. Hosted by Makaia Carr (makaiacarr.co.nz) and retreat manager Helena Keenan, the weekend is an exercise in becoming more
mindful, being in the here and now, and calming the mind. The programme is varied and interesting, and covers the how-to of meditation, and other relaxation techniques, interspersed with walks in the forest, really good food and conversation, your massage of choice, and long delicious soaks in warm healing waters. While there is so much to love about this fabulous weekend away, the highlights for me were the following: • The professionalism and in-depth subject knowledge of the programme facilitators. • Soaking in the hot springs (for which Polynesian Spa is famous). • The Aix hydrotherapy spa treatment — totally different to any other massage I have ever had, and utterly relaxing (especially for those with water in their birth signs). • The tasty, wholesome food, teas and juices. • Being introduced to the Shakti acupressure mat. • The early morning yoga/stretch session on the shores of the lake. But perhaps one of the best things about this retreat, is its affordability and the ease of getting there (45-minute ﬂight, or 3hr 15min drive from Auckland). If, like me, you love the idea of participating in a wellness retreat, but simply can’t afford the thousands of dollars’ price tag, then a MINDFUL MOMENTS RETREAT is for you. With a price tag of just $479 per person, who can resist? The next Mindful Moments Retreat will be held Saturday 24 June - Sunday 25 June. __ Words: Agnes Harrison POLYNESIANSPA.CO.NZ/MINDFUL-MOMENTS-RETREAT
SPA THERAPY TIPS FROM RETREAT MANAGER, HELENA KEENAN As retreat manager, Helena notices many clients struggle to switch off from their busy lives as they come in for therapy. However, clients that come in for regular therapies seem to switch off much quicker. The secret, she says, is making time before and after the therapy to truly relax. “Before you come in for a therapy, I’d suggest giving yourself an hour or two to wind down so you can fully enjoy the treatment. If possible, don’t go straight back into something busy or stressful after the therapy.” The many benefits of spa therapies are similar to those of physical exercise. Helena suggests monthly treatments to maximise the benefits on one’s health and wellness. “A monthly spa therapy is ideal for people to get through life on top of their game. Constant spa therapy allows you to reach a state of complete relaxation, and reduces your levels of stress. It’s ideal, especially when life is so hectic.”
Before and after one Hyaluron SkinCoach facial. Results vary according to skin.
"I have just experienced the most amazing facial from Sue at Finesse. My partner treated me and I had the most relaxing time. My skin felt so soft, tight, refreshed and renewed afterwards, and of course the smell was just divine - manuka honey mask!!! Sue also took the time to assess my skin, which has caused me some concerns for many years. Sue advised 'we can easily take care of that' as I relayed my concerns, and subsequently I have booked in for my next session. Sue makes you feel at ease, at home and more importantly I trust she has my best interest at heart, and I totally recommend her and her fabulous treatments. Thanks Sue - see you soon" - Debbie
On the clinic menu, you’ll ﬁnd classic customised facials, pressure point massage, lymphatic massage and advanced skin and body treatments. After training in the UK, Sue began Finesse with the Microtone Non-Surgical Facelift which uses 12 pads and probes to stimulate the muscles like a mini facial gym. It tones and boosts oxygenation and circulation. There’s also an option to use rollers to perform an even deeper lift. “We see phenomenal results with it,” says Sue. “We have clients who have been coming for 15 years, and their skin has barely aged.” Sue also uses state-of-the-art technology to treat the body. “We have Ultrasound for Cellulite and Bodyform Intensive Toning which uses pads to break down fat, improve circulation and re-contour hips, thighs, butt and arms for impressive inch loss. You need from eight to 16, half-hour treatments for best results,” says Sue. Then there’s microdermabrasion as well as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light laser) which is great for skin rejuvenation, treating acne, pigmentation and hair removal. Dermablading is also on hand. It gives a gentle exfoliation and removes the peach fuzz hairs from the skin; CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) aka needling is one of Finesse’s most popular treatments. “We use a dermapen from Germany, which has tiny needles and disposable tips,” says Sue. “Not
Another sophisticated treatment is the Hyaluron SkinCoach Facial which uses a cold laser to activate cell activity followed by heated hyaluronic acid massaged into the skin before ﬁnishing off with the cold laser at a different wavelength with polymerised molecules. The wavelength makes the molecules into long chains so the body’s lymphatic system can’t break the effects down easily. “It works particularly well for thin, dry skin which is immediately hydrated and plumped.” The famous Green Peel is another favourite. It’s been renowned globally for about 40 years. Hailing from Germany it’s part of the Schrammek range and uses a medically formulated potent mix of natural herbs with enzymes, minerals and vitamins to retexture and beautify the skin. “The Green Peel resurfaces like nothing else other than laser,” says Sue. “It’s very ﬁrming.” In addition, Sue offers a range of lactobotanical, retinol, salicylic and glycolic peels along with the superior skincare and treatments of Osmosis and Aspect skincare ranges. “We’ve really come to understand that aside from the sun and gravity, collagen loss is a major factor in ageing,” says Sue. “I recommend doing something treatment-wise to give the skin a bump and stimulate collagen at least every nine months to one year. Three things on my list would be IPL, CIT and the Green Peel.”
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Within these walls, serious technology, active ingredients and single pointed focus come together to create healthy, glowing skin. “We combine those tools with a holistic approach such as looking at your stress levels and diet to work with you over time to deliver outstanding results,” says owner Sue Crake. “Think of your face like a jumper. We can’t give you a new jumper but by using these advanced treatments we can take your jumper, unpick it and re-knit it. We can absolutely work with you to wind back the clock over time.”
all of these needling tools are equal in terms of efﬁcacy. With this one, we can treat right up to the under eye and browbone. The treatment stimulates collagen production, improves pore size, minimises pigmentation and allows serums to penetrate deeply.”
Behind the lime green door and up the stairs at 591A Remuera Road in the Upland Road village lies a face and body beautifying powerhouse.
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BEAUTY SPOT: FINESSE FACE AND BODY CLINIC
COSMETIC DENTISTRY TREATMENTS AND TRENDS Our smile should be our greatest gift — yet for many of us, it causes great embarrassment. Missing, broken, rotten or crooked teeth - these dental conditions can ruin our desire to smile. These days though, cosmetic dentistry is commonplace and an easy conﬁdent smile is yours for the picking. Verve chats to dentist, Dr. Andrew Campbell of The Tooth Company about cosmetic dentistry. What are the most common reasons for patients asking about a smile makeover? There are many reasons why patients enquire about smile makeovers, but generally the main reason is embarrassment of some sort of imperfection with the appearance of the teeth. Yellow teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, crooked teeth and poorly shaped teeth are all reasons that can create this embarrassment that often leads to a discussion with a dentist about options.
How can you determine the best dentist or specialist to see for your cosmetic dentistry? It is important to see someone who has experience in this ﬁeld. No one case is the same and a lot is learnt with experience. A practice that has a multidisciplinary approach (meaning a collaboration between specialists) is also important. It is also vital to make sure the dentist works with a good dental technician as the technician is the artist in much of the dental work. What’s your experience or view on people travelling overseas to receive cosmetic dentistry? It’s a bit of a mixed bag. I have seen some nice work and some very poor work – I have also seen the same here in New Zealand – however the poor work overseas can be very poor. My biggest concern is the lack of regulation in cross infection in some of these countries and the risk that poses.
Can you explain these treatments and what they’re best for: *Crowns and Veneers? Crowns and veeners are ceramic rebuilds of teeth. Ceramic is a material that mimics tooth enamel – it is aesthetically very similar and also very hard. Veneers are used to rebuild front teeth that may be chipped discoloured or have an irregular shape. Veneers almost act as a contact lens over the tooth to recreate a nice looking tooth. *Full mouth reconstruction? This treatment is for when a mouth is literally falling apart. We rebuild entire mouths back to proper function and aesthetics. *Orthodontic treatment Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten teeth that are crooked or misaligned – also orthodontics is used to correct jaw size discrepancies. There are multiple options available these days – traditional braces and Invisalign (invisble braces) are the two most common forms of treatment. *Teeth whitening Teeth whitening can be performed two ways – either a DIY take home kit or an in-chair treatment with a dental hygienist. The combination of the two together works very well. Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth and always gives people a bit of a boast in self-esteem when smiling. What are the costs involved in cosmetic procedures and do you offer payment options? Cosmetic dentistry treatment can range from a simple case of whitening starting at $385 through to a full smile makeover at around $10,000. It is important to have a plan tailored to your expectations and budget. Q Card with its 12 month interest-free is our most common ﬁnancial product for smile makeovers. The cost of a consultation to talk about your options is $75.
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ELIMINATE STUBBORN FAT AND LOVE YOUR BODY
Eliminate stubborn fat that diet and exercise can not budge with CoolSculpting, the only FDAand TGA-approved non-surgical fat reduction machine in the world. With built in safety devices and more than 2.3 million treatments worldwide, CoolSculpting has proven to be the safest and most effective way of reducing fat.
“Wobbly arms and sides of the waist that spill out over clothes or ruin the look of a favourite outﬁt are commonly requested areas in men and women,” Stephen says. “Women also want the fat on their back to be reduced. This is where a bulge of fat forms over the top of the bra or bikini. And many want slimmer inner and outer thighs to create the look of longer, leaner legs. Men want the classic masculine V-shape, where their chest is wider than their stomach, as well as a ﬂattening of the stomach. And with CoolSculpting now available to address the fat under the chin, we are seeing an increase in demand to slim down this area. This typically takes
two treatments whereas many of the other areas take only one treatment to achieve the desired look.” CoolSculpting does not require an anaesthetic, nor does it have any downtime. The treatment permanently reduces fat by 20-30% in the targeted area and takes up to 12 weeks to see the ﬁnal result. Patients can go about their daily lives as soon as they leave the clinic. Each treatment takes 35 minutes and multiple areas can be treated on the same day. Treatment price varies between $800 and $1,000 per area. If you are interested in a complimentary consultation to see if CoolSculpting is right for you, phone or email Prescription Skin Care and quote Verve. Private off-street parking available. __ Prescription Skin Care patient photos.
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SEE A SLIMMER YOU Love your body again CoolSculpting is an easy way to reduce fatty trouble spots including arm wobble, back and stomach fat, mufﬁn tops, inner and outer leg fat. There is no surgery so you can return to work and the gym the next day. Prescription Skin Care is the most experienced clinic for non-surgical fat reduction in New Zealand, so you are in very good hands. We only offer treatments that are legally approved for use in America, Australia and New Zealand. Our treatments are safe, effective and backed up by science and many years of our own experience. CoolSculpting helps men and women feel great from every angle.
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I was scrolling through my Instagram feed while having coffee recently and realised that so much of what I was seeing, while beautiful, would be impossible for me to wear (I follow mostly fashion stuff). You see, no matter how much exercise I do, I don’t have amazing legs. Nor do I have a midriff worth baring (I once did have the coveted six-pack). Yes, I’m slim but I am also busty and curvy, and the tops of my thighs touch. It was a sad realisation that around 90% of what I was looking at wasn’t going to work for me. Yes, I’m getting older (although recent studies tell us that due to lifestyle changes that doesn’t mean what it once did), and I remember women in my past lamenting that fashion is for the young.
There’s many ways to stay current; buy a new pair of boots every winter to stay up to date, wear a dress rather than boring black pants, grab a rock and roll tee (at least you’ll know what they sang), seek out some leather or drop-crotch pants, keep accessorising, ﬁnd great jackets of many styles (not just blazers), keep playing and having fun. Step away from the waterfall cardigans and merino tops and ﬁnd more stylish ways to stay warm!
Being slightly rebellious (a long-held trait — ask my mum and my two ex-husbands), I’m refusing to believe that. I think fashion can be interpreted for who you are. As we get older, we might choose to eschew the short, the tight, the low-cut, but that doesn’t mean we need to swamp ourselves in oversized or shapeless garments, or give up altogether for a uniform of black pants and different coloured tops. Instead, look for choices that work for you — a beautifully cut jacket worn over a dress, gorgeous slim pants worn with a silk shirt or fabulously cut layers creating interest through the body. If the hemline is short, an opaque tight is your saviour, if a dress is sleeveless add a leather biker or fun bomber.
Want a hand to see what works for you? I'd love to help you have a bit more fun with your wardrobe choices. Why not get in touch?
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Mother Nature made it easy for us to live our best life by giving us vitality and energy producing foods in vibrant colour.
EAT THE RAINBOW
Produce that is coloured red, purple or blue will always contain
lots of antioxidants which can stave off free radicals — the gremlins responsible for disease and ageing. In addition, foods inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.«
in this colour family contain anthocyanins which studies show have
One of the most simple ways to guarantee you ﬂood your body with nutrients is to embrace the rich colours that are abundant in fresh produce. Join us on a tour of the super-duper wellbeing cocktail red and purple fruits and veggies deliver: Apples: high in ﬁbre, vitamin C and antioxidants, which are believed to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Apples also contain pectin, which is a prebiotic ﬁbre that feeds the good bacteria in the gut aiding digestion. Beetroot: packed with potent minerals like manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C, folate, beetroot is also a great source of gut-loving ﬁbre. Berries: this is an umbrella term for raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, which are great choices as they’re antioxidant powerhouses, low in fructose (sugar), and delicious. The most nutritious of the lot is the blueberry. Blueberries have exceptional antioxidant levels with vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, selenium and ﬁbre. Phew! Cherries: renowned for their melatonin content which is a natural sleep aid, cherries also contain anti-inﬂammatory anthocyanins and carotenoids. Eggplant (aka aubergine): contains a little-known antioxidant known as nasunin which is believed to protect the brain, as well as vitamins B1, K, manganese, niacin, folate and copper. Kumara (aka sweet potato): rich in beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body, ﬁbre for gut health, resistant starch for feeding friendly bacteria and vitamins C, E, B6, B5 and potassium and manganese. Passionfruit: especially high in vitamins C and A, passionfruit also contains polyphenols so may protect against chronic inﬂammation as well as protecting vision. Pomegranates: anti-inﬂammatory and believed to help reduce the risk of cancer, pomegranates have higher antioxidant levels than green tea and red wine.
Plums: packed with polyphenols, which are beneﬁcial for bone health and the reduction of heart disease and diabetes, plums are also a very good source of anthocyanins. Radishes: contain folate, vitamin B6, ﬁbre for gut health, potassium, and minerals like riboﬂavin, copper, magnesium and calcium. Red cabbage: chock full of vitamin C and anthocyanins, red cabbage is believed to protect the heart and liver and keep cholesterol levels in a healthy range. Red capsicum: rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C, B6, E, A and potassium and folate as well as quercetin which helps prevent heart disease and cancer, red capsicum also contain the cancer protectant capsanthin. Red grapes: high in antioxidants, grapes also contain anthocyanins and resveratrol which are antiinﬂammatory and lower your risk of disease. Red (Spanish) onions: with antioxidant and antiinﬂammatory properties, studies have shown these bulb’s may also reduce cancer risk, lower blood sugar, and boost bone health. Red potato: packed with potassium, vitamin C, folate and vitamin B6, red potatoes also contain resistant starch, which helps with digestive health and friendly colon bacteria. Rhubarb: vitamin K is at good levels in rhubarb, as well as vitamin C. It’s also high in good-for-the-gut ﬁbre and contains polyphenols, anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins levels similar to red wine and cocoa. Tamarillos: ﬁlled with vitamins A, C, E, pro-vitamin A. B-Complex niacin, thiamine and riboﬂavin as well as calcium, potassium, copper, zinc and iron tamarillos are great for blood pressure, the heart and protecting against cancer. Tomatoes: well-known for their lycopene content which is revered for its link to reduced heart disease and cancer risk tomatoes are also rich in vitamin C, K, folate and potassium. __ Words: Jenna Moore
In these days of reﬁned and processed foods ensuring you get your ﬁve-plus a day of fresh fruit and veggies is more important than ever before, and if your choices are organic so much the better because this means your victuals haven’t been sprayed or grown in chemical-laden soil.
• 800g small–medium beetroots • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar • 1 Tbsp honey • 3 Tbsp olive oil • 1 cup green Puy lentils • 1 orange, juiced • ¼ red cabbage, ﬁnely sliced • 4 radishes, thinly sliced • ½ red onion, thinly sliced • handful Italian parsley leaves • handful purple basil leaves • 100g feta, crumbled • salt & pepper
1. Preheat your oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. 2. Peel beetroot and cut into quarters. Drizzle over vinegar, honey and half the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes, or until tender. 3. Cook lentils according to packet instructions. Drain and allow to cool slightly. Season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining oil and the orange juice. Toss well to coat. 4. To the dressed lentils, add the cooked beetroot, red cabbage, radishes and red onion. Top with parsley, basil and crumbled feta. 5. Tip Your lentils will cook faster if you don’t add salt to the water. Season the lentils after cooking instead.
__ Recipe: Jess from Underground Kitchen myundergroundkitchen.com/cookbooks/products/my-underground-deli-cookbook
MAKES 4–6 SERVES | TAKES 50 MINUTES GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE
This pretty salad reminds me of autumn, when I start to crave earthy flavours like beetroot and lentils. That’s not to say it’s heavy and boring though! Purple basil has a slight liquorice flavour — if you can’t find it, the more common green basil is just as tasty.
BEETROOT, LENTIL & FETA SALAD
GOAT’S CHEESE & HONEYCOMB FILO CIGARS These filo cigars cheese and honey impressive dessert dessert
are so versatile, and the combination of goats’ is golden. Serve as a pre-dinner canapé or an that doubles as a cheese platter — because any with cheese is a winner in my books.
MAKES 4 AS A DESSERT | 6–8 AS AN ENTRÉE TAKES 35 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS • 4 sheets ﬁlo pastry • 50g butter, melted • 100g soft goat's cheese • 2 Tbsp honey • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only • honeycomb • extra fresh thyme leaves, to garnish
1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. 2. Unroll your ﬁrst sheet of ﬁlo pastry. Brush it generously with butter, and place another sheet of ﬁlo on top. 3. Crumble half the goat's cheese along the horizontal length of the pastry, approximately 2cm from the bottom edge. Drizzle goat's cheese with half the honey. Top with a sprinkling of thyme leaves. 4. Starting from the bottom, roll the pastry up and over the goat cheese, and continue rolling until you have a long cigar. Brush with a little extra butter to seal. 5. Repeat with the two remaining sheets of pastry and the remaining goat's cheese, honey and thyme. 6. Cut both cigars to your desired length, and place them on the lined baking tray. Brush with the remaining butter and bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden-brown and crispy. 7. Serve immediately, with a drizzle of honeycomb and a sprinkling of extra thyme leaves to garnish. 8. Filo 101 Filo sheets tend to dry out quickly, so store them under a damp tea towel while you’re not working with them. 9. Tip: Substitute the thyme for your favourite herb or spice — fennel seeds, cinnamon and lavender all work well.
__ Recipe: Jess from Underground Kitchen myundergroundkitchen.com/cookbooks/products/my-underground-deli-cookbook
Most commonly associated with cuisine for both ﬂavouring and colouring, saffron is used in dishes like paella, risotto, and bouillabaisse. “It can also be taken as a tea, beneﬁcial for good sleep and general wellbeing,” says Jo. Food writer Oliver Thring describes its complex aroma as “gentle but overpowering, as delicate as a surgeon and as sharp as a bitch-slap”, likening the smell to “hay, the ocean, diesel, bonﬁre embers and well-rotted apples”. Its intricacies have been capturing the imagination for thousands upon thousands of years—it is a spice that famously costs more than its weight in gold.
Saffron’s famous threads protrude from between the petals of crocus sativus, but as there are only 1-3 strands in each one, it takes more than 4,000 ﬂowers to make just one ounce of the spice — hence its hefty price tag. Plus, the harvesting window soon blows closed.
Fifty thousand-year-old cave paintings in modernday Iraq were created using the ﬂower’s dye, while ancient Greek images on the island of Santorini show a goddess watching over a lady harvesting the crop. Chinese writings from 1,600BC mention the ﬂower, and Cleopatra (of course) was a fan. Wealthy Romans regularly added saffron to their baths and wines as well as using it for mascara and offering it their gods.
“Flowering season lasts around 45 days,” says Jo. “Mature ﬂowers are picked early and processed the same day to ensure maximum freshness and quality. Saffron likes hot summers and frosty winters. The autumn drop in soil temperature begins the growing process, with green shoots and then ﬂowers appearing in the early morning.” In Iran, by far the world’s largest producer, Saffron growing dates back 3,000 years, accounting for 90% of the global stock. The remaining 10% is split mainly between Greece, Morocco, India and Afghanistan (attempts have been made to persuade Afghan poppy farmers to grow saffron instead, alas the opium trade is still twice as lucrative), making a New Zealand setup something of an anomaly. “To our knowledge, we are the southernmost growers in the country,” says Jo. “The soil of our elevated ﬁelds is sandy and free draining—ideal for saffron as it does not like wet feet.” High levels of UV light also leads to increased crocin levels in the saffron—crocin is the chemical responsible for colour intensity. Jo has the saffron tested in Europe, where it needs to score more than 190 to be considered Grade A. “We are immensely proud of our 300 crocin score, having not seen such a high result published before,” she says. “Due to the intense red colour, Kiwi saffron is potent, usually only a third of the quantity is require compared to imported product.”
“Due to its high value, imported saffron is often adulterated with other plants such as turmeric and safﬂower or dye,” says Jo. “The most common disguise is in powdered saffron.” Saffron has long been held in such high regard that selling a fraudulent version of the ﬂower in Middle Ages Europe was even punishable by death. Throughout history, the spice has been revered for its health beneﬁts too, its rich, red colour, says Jo, “hints at its medicinal nature, particularly rich in carotenoids, antioxidants that prevent the body from free radical damage”. More than 100 components further include vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, it has been used to alleviate everything from stomach complaints to fevers to cardiovascular disease. Several more recent studies have shown it can manage macular degeneration of the eye. “We confess to being completely smitten by this beguiling, unique and magical plant,” says Jo, “and are committed to promoting its growth in New Zealand.”
— Words: Jamie Christian Desplaces
“It's always a wonderful time waiting for the ﬁrst ﬂowers to appear as if by magic in early April,” says Jo Daley, who, along with Steve Daley, owns Kiwi Saffron, pioneering organic saffron growers and marketers on the outskirts of Te Anau. “The ﬂowers smell like violets, totally different to the dried stigmas which we liken to a combination of honey and fresh hay. We keep bees and it’s always cheering to see them moving among the ﬂowers as we pick. They're always happy in their work— no one has been stung yet! It is said that saffron means joy and happiness, and during processing there is always a lot of friendly banter among our pickers, not to mention the most wonderful aroma.”
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02 — Yealands Single Vineyard ‘16 pinot gris (RRP $23). Another great wine that delivers balance and a moreish crispness ﬁnished with a tense and enduring ripeness.
03 — Yealand’s Winemakers Reserve ‘16 sauvignon blanc (RRP $28). With intense power in its palate, this ripe and herbaceous wine showcases Marlborough at its best.
More than any other region, Marlborough is its own. It’s a beat that sets the pace for the entire wine industry and home to some of the country’s most iconic brands. All the big names are here. In all of Marlborough there is one name that has grown from small beginnings to one of the largest vineyards in the county. That name is Yealands. In little more than a decade, Yealands has become a household name here and across the globe, emerging as one of the most successful exporters as well as winning numerous international awards to epitomise the brand. The winery is state-of-the-art with stunning vistas over 1,800 hectares of vines that extend all the way out to the ocean. Better still is their ultra-modern cellar door and a place where everyone is welcome. “Wine is our passion,” says Peter Yealand. “We embrace the challenge of crafting all our wines from the ground up.” Here are three from my cellar that weigh-in at under $30 to deliver value for money. — Words: Dennis Knill
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It’s a sunny Saturday in May. I feel a visit to Matakana coming on. Thoughts of the market, with its wafting smells of freshly ground coffee, fragrant foods, softly scented soaps and candles, and uplifting live music ﬁlter in. After this, a visit to my favourite Matakana restaurant is on the cards. Nothing beats Plume on a ﬁne day, with its vistas across gently rolling countryside, and that wonderful feeling of space served up with heaps of comfort. For me and my man, no visit to Matakana is complete without one of those long, lazy lunches at this popular rural restaurant. Why do I like Plume so much you may ask? For so many reasons, some of which I have shared below. I love the fact that they have a cellar door and that you can taste and talk about the wines produced right there with the people who make them. The most recent addition to their shopping list is a beautiful bubbly (méthode traditionelle) aptly named Joy: a totally different taste sensation, dry, light, and crafted from 100% cabernet franc grapes. If you are an alcohol-free sort of person then the Runner Duck Grape Juice is so worth trying, 100% additive-free, made from syrah and malbec grapes, it is not overly sweet, and has a unique just-picked taste.
Staff members are interested and professional, and make one feel at home the moment one steps across the threshold. Service is friendly and engaged and everyone is always happy. Nothing is too much trouble! The menus offer a generous choice, with items to suit almost any palate and persuasion, and include a kids' menu, sharing suggestions, and some authentic Indian curry options. I enjoyed the tortellini with pumpkin and cardamom, red onion jam, and goat cheese cream. It was delicious. I consumed every last morsel, leaving nothing on the plate. My partner’s prawn peri peri was ﬁery as, reminiscent of Africa and Europe. He loved it. For those who enjoy spicy foods with a punch, this should be your go-to dish. For dessert, we shared a Baileys cheesecake, served with mixed nut crumble and fruit compote. Rich and creamy, it was a delightful ﬁnale to our post-market lunch in the sun. Next time you are feeling tired of urban sprawl and in need of something rural to rest your eyes upon, I highly recommend a pleasant one-hour drive north to Plume. The experience will tickle your taste buds and soothe your soul. __ Words: Agnes Harrison
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PLUME IS A WELL-ESTABLISHED RURAL RESTAURANT
A ﬁve-star restaurant with a stunning, fusion menu, the Vodka Room boasts a warm and decadent atmosphere with extraordinary service (a big thanks to our waiter, Umut), supported by a warm, hands-on owner. The Vodka Room has a charm of its own — subdued lighting and stunning glass chandeliers, contrast against interior walls made from demolition timber from a hanger in Queenstown. The exotic and natural blend of fabrics and textures makes one reﬂect on the journey and will of Korean-Russian owner, Vera.
Vera is passionate about her restaurant, a driving force in designing the décor, with Kevin Harris, and selecting exquisitely coloured handmade vodka glasses and serving plates. Every detail was meticulously planned to create the unique character that is her “Vodka Room”. ENTRÉE and MAINS The culinary concept is shared platters. The proportions are generous, while the range of tastes and dishes reﬂects the owner’s heritage. Our choices for the evening were guided in part by waiter Umut. For our entrée we sampled from the ‘Cold Eats’ section caviar on buttered black bread; pashtet — chicken liver and trufﬂe pate, duck fat nappe, pickled mushrooms, cranberry jam and grilled bread; and blini rolls — Russian king crab, salmon, pickled cucumber, and dill. Each was beautifully presented and matched with a vodka for my partner, Gerard, and a delightful cocktail called Anastasia — St. Germain; prosecco and lime for me. Our mains were from the ‘Warm Eats’ section. Pelmeni — steamed pork and kimchi dumpling, chill, chives (6 pieces); vareniki — pan fried potato and cheese dumplings (6), crispy onions, drizzled with trufﬂe butter and herbs; and shashlik, a char-grilled spiced skewer of pork with baby onions, bay leaf and Russian ketchup, succulent and mouth-watering in equal measure. Hard to pick a favorite here. DESSERT Umut, persuaded us to try dessert, recommending the keﬁr and honey pana cotta and the sour cream mousse with black Russian jelly, caramelised walnuts, and tonka bean. This second desert was truly exquisite! DRINKS Gerard chose to have a Russian vodka which was served in a beautiful, chilled red glass, while I opted for a cocktail of elderﬂower, prosecco, and lime. From the well-planned wine list we went for a pinot noir. SPECIAL OCCASIONS There are three rooms upstairs for cocktail evenings and private functions, with a setup for karaoke, perfect as a wedding venue, hens’- and birthday parties and of course for corporate functions. THREE ROOMS UPSTAIRS you can book for your next CELEBRATION • Rose Room — function room and the largest of the rooms upstairs (with its own bar), it’s suitable for up to 60 people. • Kalashnikov Room — the smallest private dining/karaoke room, you'll remember it for the red and black interior and Kalashnikovs adorning the walls (6-12 people). • Bear Room — a mid-size option for 12-20 guests.
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SCINTILLATE THE SENSES
FOOD // Jun 2017
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, unless of course you’ve chosen a rose without a fragrance. But whether you’re after a fragrantly delightful rose, or something that looks stunning, there is bound to be a rose out there for you. Though at times the sheer number of roses available, along with the associated terminology, can get a bit confusing. So, to make things easier, here is a beginner’s guide to some useful terms and our top varieties to start growing.
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COMMON TERMS Climbing: Rambling or trailing roses. They grow best when trained against a structure such as a trellis or a fence. Bush: A shrubby rose. Generally best when trained into an open vase shape. Standards: Generally a bush rose that has been grafted onto a long, straight stem. Carpet Rose: Trailing, hardy roses that work best as a ground cover. Tend to be very disease-resistant. David Austin: Bred by renowned rose breeder David Austin, these roses often have the fragrance and appearance of an oldfashioned rose with the vigour, repeat ﬂowering and diseaseresistance of modern varieties. Hybrid Tea: Each bloom forms on a single longer stem. Floribunda: Blooms form in clusters.
THE ZING IS A MOMENT S AV O U R E V E RY M O U T H F U L
TOP 5 VARIETIES Iceberg: Easy-care white bush rose can be grown as a standard. Disease-resistant and perfect for the novice. Abraham Darby: Bred by David Austin, this delightful bush rose produces large cupped blooms in shades of pink, apricot and yellow. Their fruity fragrance has a refreshing tartness. Blackberry Nip: This New Zealand-bred bush rose produces gorgeous plum-purple ﬂowers with an alluring rose scent. Dublin Bay: Delightful clusters of red ﬂowers are produced profusely from summer through till autumn. Sir Edmund Hilary: This vigourous, strong and hardy climber produces delightfully fragrant white blooms with a cream centre. For advice on growing roses visit goo.gl/qWzehr — Words: Billy Aiken, Kings Plant Barn
At the heart of Kingsland, The Zing invites food and drink lovers for a ﬁne Indian fusion experience. Traditional ﬂavours and modern technique presented in a contemporary urban ambience. 09 846 6288 — THEZING.NZ 501 NEW NORTH RD, KINGSLAND FA C E B O O K . C O M / T H E Z I N G . N Z
THE PLATES OF PARNELL The past few years we have seen teams of gastronomy buffs cross town to follow the resurgence in Parnell, opening hospitality offerings a plenty. Parnell now boasts a range of places to eat, from cafés to ﬁne dining and arguably one of the most diverse cultural foodie offerings in a single suburb. In addition to iconic top class ﬁne dining you can savour Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Indian, Indonesian, Italian, Nepalese, Japanese, Malaysian, Persian, Peruvian, Thai, and Turkish. Not forgetting a trendy smokehouse, opulent cocktail bar and a new ‘close-to-nature’ degustation offer that was voted top restaurant in Auckland 2016. Until 2015, the ﬁne dining reputation in Parnell was graciously upheld by Antione’s and Cibo, with delicious ethnic dining options offered for locals and tourists by the likes of NSP, Oh Calcutta, Gion and Blue Elephant — amongst others. Leading the charge of new establishments that captured the attention of the media, Mark Wallbank opened Woodpecker Hill in 2015, with chef Che Barrington revelling in the chance to engage his long-time passion for barbecued meat cooked low and slow, dressed with fresh, spicy Asian ﬂavours. Recently nominated for Outstanding Chef at the 2017 Lewisham Awards, the skater boy from Castor Bay is still making our taste buds zing. Last year saw the opening of Osteria, an extension of Antonio Crisci’s notable Italian offering and now the street-front of long time Parnell favourite, Non Solo Pizza, followed by the ‘2 P’s’, each as diverse as the other.
Conceived by Christopher Richwhite together with the duo behind 46 & York, Pineapple saw the birth of a truly special drinking experience, unlike anything in Auckland. Set in a lavish otherworldly interior, the drinks list is a veritable selection of New Zealand’s best, plus cocktails that can only be described as phenomenal beverage experiences. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Ed and Laura Verner arrived in Parnell with their niche degustation offering, open ﬁre and a list of foraged ingredients most of us had only read about. Passionate about local seasonal produce and expressing ﬂavours through traditional preserving and fermentation methods, they were rated Viva’s top restaurant of 2016 and have just won Best New Restaurant in the Metro Top 50 Awards. Over the summer holidays, Azon quietly appeared in Parnell. With genteel décor and MasterChef runner up Leo Fernandez at the helm, it is gaining a reputation for distinctive Filipino fare. Certainly missing from Parnell until early 2017 was a great café offering — enter Fran Mazza and Aaron Carson, former owners of Little Sister and Epsom’s Hello Friends + Allies. Baked on the premises, Winona Forever has brought an outrageous selection of delights to choose from. You’ll be hard pushed to choose from brioche-centred brekkies, delicious sweet sensations, fresh salads, generously stuffed vegetables and an all-day menu with great coffee. Since the closure of Iguaçu, locals have watched the site with longing, wondering who would arrive to ﬁll the shoes of this once loved Parnell institution. Curated by Paul Izzard Design, the interior
PP of plush teal velvet furnishings, gold brass ﬁttings and deep grey leather is now Gerome. Downstairs, the bar is surrounded by boothstyle seating, while the mezzanine provides more booths plus a large deck and private dining room. Inﬂuenced by changing seasons and abundance of New Zealand produce, the food is based loosely on the ﬂavours from the Greek Islands. Prominent head chef James Kenny, trained by Gordon Ramsay, will lead the culinary team creating their works over the charcoal and wood barbecue. While Carlaw Park has been well looked after with the charm of Di Vino, down the hill in St Georges Bay Rd we’ve watched as cherished wool stores and warehouses have been renovated and occupied by businesses desirous of atmosphere and fringe city access. Traditionally anchored by the fabulous La Cigale Bistro & Market and ﬁne dining Cibo, signiﬁcant development potentially signalling another 1,000 people working in the area, will provide many more hospitality options, some of which are set to open in the next few weeks. Maldito Mendez is relocating from Ponsonby Central to Faraday Street with a new offering called Barulho, a Euro-Latin bar with a sunny courtyard, house made pastries and tapas. Goodness Gracious Café & Bagelry opened in Eden Terrace in 2014 and has become one of a handful of places that real bagel lovers will seek out for their treatment of this delicious round of dough. They have become renowned for their consistent quality menu as an
essential ‘go-to' for a dine in or take out all day menu. Soon to be in Parnell, who wouldn’t enjoy the classic bagel with smoked salmon and lemon caper cream cheese, the Kransky Bagel (with speciality Westmere kransky, cheese, rocket and aioli), or the Wilbur bagel with spiced pulled pork and house made coleslaw? Then to complete the mix, the corner of St Georges Bay Road and Faraday Street will soon be home to a new venture from the impressive team behind Little King, Dear Jervois and Major Sprout. With a look, cuisine and atmosphere that’s very easy to fall for, this team have made their name across town with bright and welcoming interiors, delicious food and cafés constantly buzzing with people. Simon & Lee (aptly named after Oliver Simon and David Lee) will serve breakfast, lunch and snacks, alongside wine, beer and coffee. Well known for their irresistible and tasty Korean inﬂuences, the menu will mix modern café alongside traditional Korean. Think classic eggs benedict sitting alongside dolsot bibimbap, acai bowls alongside mandu (Korean dumplings). Opening in the winter months, we look forward to these new additions to a growing hospitality offering in this burgeoning district. — PARNELL.NET.NZ
PP PLATES OF PARNELL: VERVE'S PICKS AZON: Kulmang Karnero $28 - Lamb shank kulma with crispy taro, toasted cashews, mint & fresh coriander $28. DI VINO: Bistro Matriciana $25 - Pork guanciale, tomato sauce, red onion, chili, pecorino.
GEROME:Shoulder of lamb, tahini yoghurt, peanuts, compressed watermelon, mustard leaf $33.
GION: Wagyu Beef Burger $25 - Wagyu beef burger patti on a sizzling hot plate. NON SOLO PIZZA: Tagliata Di Manzo $40.50 - Sliced Angus beef sirloin with rocket, parmesan, spaghetti of zucchini and potatoes scented with fresh herbs and breadcrumbs. OH CALCUTTA: Shoulder of lamb, tahini yoghurt, pinenuts, compressed watermelon (gf) and it's $33.
OSTERIA: Chicken Cacciatore $23.90 - Grilled chicken with a rich tomato, mushroom, capsicum, caper, olive & Chianti sauce, rocket & toasted ciabatta bread. THAI CHEF'S: Duck in Love - $24.50 Roasted duck fillets in our special curry recipe with coconut cream, pineapple chunks, lychees tomatoes and courgettes. BLUE ELEPHANT: Blue Elephant Spicy Crispy Pork $29.90 - Blue Elephant specially made crispy pork stir fried with basil leaves, fresh chilli, broccoli, bamboo shoots, green beans, capsicum and garlic in a spicy Blue Elephant sauce. WISHING WELL INDIA: Prawn Jalfrezi - $20 - Prawn and vegetables cooked in tomato puree and coriander.
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Azon — a Filipino-inspired restaurant in the heart of Parnell. Our aim is to share the culinary treasures of the Philippines with a contemporary touch. "Sticking to the roots and cooking from the heart," says chef Leo Fernandez, whose offerings are proudly crafted with love.
At Oh Calcutta, we are committed to using only the best ingredients. Together with traditional cooking methods, we set out to accomplish a benchmark for Indian food, with every dish freshly created to order.
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The Blue Elephant is an innovative authentic Thai restaurant in Parnell, Auckland, open 7 nights per week and Thursdays and Fridays for lunch. "Innovative, authentic Thai cuisine. Top 10 restaurant in Auckland on Trip Advisor for the last 5 consecutive years."
DI VINO BISTRO 15 NICHOLLS LN, PARNELL 09 379 3848
Authentic, simple, Italian food and good company. Welcome to Di Vino Bistro, formerly known as Covo Parnell. You can start the day with delicious coffee, fresh pastries and panini. Come for lunch or dinner and it will be our pleasure to match it with just the right wine. We are also ready In between times to host you for a classic aperitivo. Since the beginning of Carlaw Business Park, we have served as the corner bar and kept our customers warm and well fed. Di Vino keeps that spirit alive and moves into a refined selection of known and new favourite wines and food.
We honour and will continue to pay homage to the ancient techniques, recipes and aromas of India by fine tuning the traditional and adding our own personal flair.
GEROME 269 PARNELL RD, PARNELL 09 373 3883 â€” GEROME.NZ
Gerome is an upmarket modern Greek restaurant that serves myriad exquisite sharing dishes prepared over charcoal and wood to produce a rare authenticity. Creations such as seared kefalograviera, chargrilled seasonal oysters, ribs of harissa rubbed lamb,roasted cauliflower, burnt eggplant, lamb shoulder, chargrilled octopus and spit roasted pineapple promise to captivate the imagination and intoxicate the senses. Gerome is pure indulgence on the Parnell mile.
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The Wishing Well Indian Restaurant is situated at the top of Parnell Road. With more than 25 years of experience from India to Glasgow, it has a sophisticated air and its wide range of authentic North Indian dishes offers something for every palate, whether gluten free, creamy, mild, medium, hot or spicy. With more than 50 curries to choose from, as well as an extensive wine list and selection of authentic Indian desserts, diners really are spoiled for choice. They also offer a takeaway option.
The staff at Thai Chef's were delighted with being honoured with the most prestigious award by the Thai prime minister during her 2013 New Zealand visit, for their authenticity and high standard of Thai cuisine.
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Named after an ancient district in Kyoto, Gion Japanese Restaurant gives an ambience of the old Japan. Served by kimona clad ladies, customers are welcomed with a serving of green tea. The restaurant's interior is decorated with touches of traditional Japanese elements creating a relaxing and warm environment.
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Several iconic Parnell establishments will be screening the matches during the rugby tour, so no need to stay at home. Get a few mates together and enjoy one of these cosy establishments. The Paddington Parnell is the number one spot for you to enjoy the rugby tour! Every seat's a great one with two big screens and HD TVs throughout, plus the team are fun, friendly and big rugby fans too! Reserved areas for groups are available, including a corporate box theatre room (HD big screen and tiered seating for 20-25 people). 09 309 3586 — email@example.com — thepaddington.co.nz Hog Heaven Parnell will screen all the matches. Watch out for match specials and happy hour offers. 09 379 5488
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There’s nothing quite like the camaraderie of watching your favourite team play, with a group of friends around you. The Windsor Castle offers just that, along with great food and friendly service, it’s just like being at home. Private rooms for hire. 09 356 3650 — thewindsor.co.nz Matches will also be screened at The Strand Tavern 09 373 4359
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TIMOTHY JONES 'THE SPACE BETWEEN'
PARNELL GALLERY — 4-18 JULY EXHIBITION PREVIEW — TUESDAY 4 JULY, 5.30PM In Timothy Jones’s upcoming exhibition we are presented with an arresting body of new works in the artist's contemporary abstract style. His paintings emerge from the canvas in bursts of ﬂuid, dynamic expression, giving the viewer a sense of being witness to an elemental event.
TOP-BOTTOM: In the studio with Timothy. — 'The Ocean Refuses No River' polymer & acrylic on canvas 1000 x 1000mm — 'Genesis I' Polymer & acrylic on panel 540 x 540mm RIGHT: 'The Space Between' Polymer & acrylic on canvas 1370 x 1110mm
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In 'The Ocean Refuses No River' a range of paint application is utilised, from subtle washes which allow the medium to run and stain the canvas; to authentic layering of energetic but controlled brushstrokes towards the centre of the canvas. These might suggest waves, rocks or mountains, and stir a counterpart in our emotional landscapes. The dramatic colour palette is of darkhued blues through to icy whites of the foreground, interspersed with warmer earth tones. The palette further reﬂects the artist's afﬁnity with the natural world and particularly the sea. Jones has a spirit of adventure in life as in art and has travelled extensively spending several years working on yachts, during which time he circumnavigated the globe. In 'The Space Between' we are brought closer to the pictorial drama as the artist explores variations of dynamic colour
and movement, brushstokes advancing and retreating from the picture plane. In 'Uncharted Territory', a circular format enhances the suggestion of an almost molecular cross section of painterly movement. Further, in 'Genesis I' we seem to move right inside Jones’s world of ﬂuid movement, denoted via skilful brush marks that have been isolated at a point of optimum integrity and relationship to each other. Through this deconstruction of his aesthetic through exploration of its different aspects, Jones appears to demonstrate the notion that all things are derived from the same source. Reﬂections on space, time and the ‘eternal moment’ are thus invited by these intuitive, skilfully presented abstracts. Jones’s work is held in private collections and prestigious public placements both here and abroad. We are invited to witness his continued development in this stunning collection. This solo exhibition, The Space Between will be on show at Parnell Gallery 4–18 July 2017.
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Historically, many of the reoccupied industrial spaces were “internalised”, so there has been greater focus on promoting more “street frontage activities”. “The warehouses all had roller doors over their loading docks and garage entries and it could
“The layout and scale of the streets are so distinctive,” adds the architect. “There is a beautiful, neighbourhood feel, with the mature trees and attractive industrial buildings. It has a bright future. We have very much enjoyed being part of the development, watching it take shape, and it’s only really just beginning.” — Words: Jamie Christian Desplaces
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“It’s not yet a destination retail area, but it does have a very strong sense of character,” says Jeff. “Thousands of people of people work in there every day, they need lunch and coffee, and with the opening of further retail on Faraday Street there will be a more diverse offer. The imminent opening of Barulho will bring a neighbourhood bistro and a wine bar to the mix.”
The presence of Uber, Xero and other tech companies has brought a further dynamic, the community spirit between the resident firms adds to the creative, can-do vibe which Jeff likens to a sense gained in warehouse areas of San Francisco. Visually, Jeff suggests the hub reminiscent of Manhattan’s West Village or some aspects of the design district in Milan, but states that it still retains its “own definite sense”. Certainly, in the city, there is nowhere else quite like it.
Thanks to the likes of Jeff and Tim that potential is becoming realised, with a thriving pocket neighbourhood developing fast: “Our building is a small piece of the puzzle with larger landholdings all around us." Among the relatively small group of property owners there is a potential to work with the existing buildings and the atmosphere they bring to the precinct.
be rather desolate, but now there are people hanging out and drinking Red Rabbit coffee, figuring out their plans for that working day,” Jeff says. “It’s a lovely atmosphere and we hope to create more activity like that.”
It’s been 18 months since Fearon Hay Architects opened their stunning loft office space on Parnell's Faraday Street among a cluster of former wool stores and warehouses adjacent to St Georges Bay Road, spaces that had long been admired by architect Jeff Fearon. “I actually remember visiting those buildings a very long time ago to purchase linen, and thought they were fantastic,” he says. “When the opportunity came around Tim [Hay, partner] and I took one look at the building and said absolutely. Not only are the buildings incredible, but the area itself had so much untapped potential, we were very keen to get involved.”
Harry Styles is a rockstar. The former One Direction member — a cheeky, curly-haired hearthrob and fan-favourite — isn't about imitation or emulation of his legendary idols, nor is he rebelling in a plea to lose his good boy image and largely female fanbase — my man simply just IS the real deal.
on conspicuously titled 'Kiwi' and 'Carolina's repetitive, "She's a good girl / she's such a good girl / feels so good"). Every song ﬁnds common ground though, in their shared detachment from sounding quite like they belong in a solid, speciﬁc decade.
During my years invested in being a passionate 1D fangirl and not a lot else, I was a self proclaimed Zayn girl through and through. But since the early days, Harry's glow conveyed potential destined for bigger boundaries — even if Louis was your fave, you knew it. We were all aware Zayn would eventually go on to become an R&B smooth talker; his disconnect from One Direction's bubblegum pop conﬁnement growing more obvious as did the band's own prominence. But who is Harry Styles beyond the commercialism and puppeteering?
Although recognising their mutual exclusivity, Harry Styles practises coexistence with his individual aspirations and 1D roots, which he refuses to let deﬁne him yet doesn't let undermine the credibility of his solo musical pursuits; graciously paying homage to what gave him his start instead of treating his history as a burden to his future. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Harry continued to restore humanity's faith and endorse 1D and the opportunities the group granted him despite their indeﬁnite hiatus, conﬁding sincerely: "I love the band, and would never rule out anything in the future. The band changed my life, gave me everything."
On his inaugural self titled solo album, Harry Styles is nothing less than a 70s rock-evoking mirage, an old soul shed of all manufacturing and in its shadow leaving authenticity and a brazen composure that reads like a reintroduction. Ten songs in duration, Harry Styles covers a full spectrum of climatic, timeless ballads ('Sign of the Times'), acoustic, moody love letters ('Two Ghosts' and 'From the Dining Table'), and a whole handful of riff-ridden, screeching glam rock hooks bursting with revealing punk rock tidbits ("I think she said 'I'm having your baby / it's none of your business'"
Styles' young Jagger complex has always contained all the mannerisms, qualities and talent of a rockstar. And if the shoe ﬁts, I don't think rappers, R&B vocalists nor boyband members shouldn't be rockstars too, each in their own right. — Words: Laura McInnes PRINCESSLOZ.WORDPRESS.COM
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03 - FASHION DESIGNERS A-Z THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF FIT Another top of the range book and a huge tome to the world of fashion. The iconic designers who change our ideas of what to wear and inﬂuence style are all in here. It can be an outrageous idea that spreads around the world or an item of clothing that became the must have piece of the season, they are dreamt up and created by a huge contingent of designers competing on the runways of the major fashion houses. More than a coffee table book this is the inside edge of the collectable world of fashion. $130
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Not only is this book crammed with good fashion designers, the production of the book itself makes it totally covetable. Edited by Tania Fares and Sarah Mower they showcase the designers work, give you a biography of the designer and their style and unique points. The book has the feel of a working ﬁle or album about it. With different print pages and illustrations it is like a very classy album. Would be a wonderful gift for a budding fashionista but also a style bible for anyone who works in the industry or just loves fashion.
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01 - THE RED THREAD NORDIC DESIGN, Phaidon This brand new book shows and explains why Scandanavian design is such a strong part of interior and furniture design worldwide, from Alvar Aalto to Hans Wegner they are all here. The thread that binds those countries and designers together is pure lines, simplicity, elegance of mass-made objects and the absolute usefullness of what they produce. Whether high-end one-offs or the humble everyday stool the designers artistic style shines through. So if you like living with the good stuff then this is the book for you. If you are a collector then the book will act as a perfect reference for the familiar and the more obscure of the best of Nordic design.
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JEKYLL AND HYDE Meet the most delightfully evil man alive: Mr Jekyll, a man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells ‘shark’ at the beach. This mad-cap rendition of Jekyll and Hyde celebrates the darkness within us all. A completely reworked version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, this terrifyingly hilarious theatre-comedy plays at The Basement Theatre from 4-15 July as a gloriously scary (yet sexy) adventure for the 21st century. BASEMENTTHEATRE.CO.NZ
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THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY This acclaimed production tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50s rock 'n’ roll duo Tom & Jerry, The Simon & Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert. Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960s photographs and ﬁlm footage accompanied by a full band performing all their hits including 'Mrs Robinson’, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound', 'Scarborough Fair', 'The Boxer', 'The Sound Of Silence' and many more. NEED NEW VIDEO WATCH PROMOTIONAL VIDEO HERE: THESIMONANDGARFUNKELSTORY.COM/
Everybody be cool! This is a mother f**king puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached, literally. Award-winning homegrown hit show, three performers, 21 marionettes, three episodes, one hour of bat-sh*t crazy madness. With Anya Tate-Manning, James Nokise & Jon Coddington. Directed by Hannah Clarke.
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AUCKLAND BLUES MUSIC CLUB JAM NIGHT
THE BODY LAID BARE OPEN LATE: K2K AND HUGO JAY DJ + ART
Get up close and personal with Auckland Art Gallery's major exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate after dark with a series of late night events featuring DJs, live music, and entry to the exhibition.
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BACH & BEETHOVEN While the cooler months are steadily approaching, Bach Musica NZ presents a heart-warming programme as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. The ensemble is delighted to welcome back Rita Paczian, their music director and international conductor in residence, who is guaranteed to ignite the town hall with her distinct and compelling musical gusto. L. V. BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 IN C MINOR J.S. BACH CANTATA 21, ICH HATTE VIEL BEKÜMMERNIS
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If you're keen for a jam, bring your instrument or your voice and have a chat to us on the door about putting your name down on the performers sheet for your shot at three songs on stage jamming with other blues enthusiasts. If you're not a performer, come along, have a drink and enjoy the great music and company!
CLAUDE HAY From Sydney’s Blue Mountains, this award-winning Australian solo artist delivers the best of footstomping traditional blues, heart-stopping hard rock and booty-shaking funk with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match. The ultimate DIY musician, Claude forged his ‘live’ sound using looping technology, creating a band vibe with NO band, and builds a new custom guitar for each new recording!
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MCLAREN 1 JUNE Directed by Roger Donaldson (The World’s Fastest Indian) this is the deﬁnitive tale of New Zealander Bruce McLaren, who created a motor racing empire from his shed. The inspirational documentary account of one man’s pioneering spirit, unswerving tenacity and endless passion, McLaren is the untold story of a New Zealand world motor racing icon.
Born in New Zealand in 1937, Bruce McLaren’s determination to make it to the summit of global motor racing circles saw his name become synonymous with the sport; displaying an incomparable will to succeed and desire to better both himself and his burgeoning super brand. In following a singular dream, McLaren elicited the loyalty, determination and love of family, friends and colleagues to create a dynasty that lives on to this day. Revealing the challenges and adversities faced along the way, including a childhood illness which threatened to alter the path of his life, McLaren is the story of one man’s unfaltering commitment to his vision which will inspire generations of sporting fans.
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CHURCHILL JUNE 15 Churchill follows Britain’s iconic prime minister, Winston Churchill, in the days before the infamous D-Day landings of June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulﬁlling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unﬂinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unﬂappable wife Clementine can halt the prime minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.
MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT JUNE 29 Omar Sy stars in the French-Language ﬁlm, Monsieur Chocolat which is based on the life of Rafael Padilla — a former Cubanborn slave, who became a performer in France during the belle epoque era. Padilla was born in Cuba in 1868 and was sold into slavery at the age of nine, to a Portuguese merchant. After escaping slavery, he traveled to Paris and launched a career in the circus, captivating the French with his talents as a singer and dancer, and as a clown, working under the stage name Chocolat.
CHANCE TO IGNITE
Premiering at Q Theatre this July, Massive Company’s brand new show Chance To Ignite is an inspirational and authentic arts experience – a perfect winter night out to share with your teenage daughter or girlfriends. Led by a seven-strong all-female cast aged from 16-25 years, Chance To Ignite showcases passionate youth with wisdom beyond their years. Weaving in the actors’ personal stories to fuel the work, they open up about their experiences as young women in this highly physical and engaging production. In true Massive Company style, Chance To Ignite is both dynamic and empowering, infusing elements of martial arts into the piece, alongside boxing and jujitsu. The genuine stories told by this cast are sure to resonate strongly, especially for the young women in the audience, and the adults in their lives. Select performances are also followed by a post-show forum — an opportunity for you to continue the conversation and engage further with the ideas from the show. Known for their authentic style and natural storytelling, Massive Company have been at the forefront of fostering young arts talent in Auckland for over quarter of a century. The contemporary theatre company focuses on listening to the thoughts and experiences of local people and developing them into powerful, ensemble based theatre that is full of vigour and heart.
The work Massive Company produce is distinctively Kiwi, downto-earth and contemporary — a winning combination that has seen their work travel both internationally — to London, Edinburgh, Hawaii, Kuala Lumpur, and throughout New Zealand. Their shows have been lauded by critics who love their style of theatre calling it “both hilarious and powerfully affecting” and a “clever mix of true confessions”. Massive Company opens the door to young and emerging artists, giving them time and space to ﬂex their creative muscle through devising, performing and directing. Throughout the year, Massive Company runs free intro workshops for ages 1425, and run the Massive Nui Ensemble; a committed group of emerging artists who train and perform together — the cast of have all come through this ensemble. Honest, raw and told through the eyes on the next generation of women, Chance To Ignite is not to be missed! Chance To Ignite plays at Q Theatre Loft from 25-29 July. Tickets from qtheatre.co.nz
A SPARK WITHIN YOU CAN ILLUMINATE THE WORLD.
Bring seven young women together; add boxing, jujitzu, ‘for real’ stories, a lot of sass and you get a CHANCE TO IGNITE. PLAYING AT Q THEATRE, AUCKLAND CITY TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 JULY, 7PM | TICKETS $12-30 QTHEATRE.CO.NZ
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12PM — STAY
from the Hawke's Bay region, you can even take home a bottle. The restaurant is art-deco themed, with both indoor and outdoor setting for 150 people, and is home to some of the best culinary creations in the South Paciﬁc.
Located on the outskirts of Tauranga is the Trinity Wharf Tauranga Hotel, which stretches out over the harbour. The hotel itself is central to all Tauranga has to offer and is the perfect base for a short visit. Trinity Wharf also has a beautiful Halo Dining restaurant on the hotel's exclusive balcony with incredible views. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or even just for a nightcap. You could almost have the perfect get away without even leaving the hotel.
7.30PM — SEE
12.30PM — VISIT
9AM — RISE
As with most places in New Zealand, Tauranga has beautifully preserved historic buildings that are worth a stop if you are around the area. The Old Post Ofﬁce is a local treasure, just looking at it is a complete time warp, its colouration nothing like its surroundings. It is supposedly one of the largest wooden buildings in this hemisphere. If you want to see a piece of Tauranga’s history as it was back in the early 1900s take a detour down Harrington Street.
1.30PM — SHOP
If you’re in the mood it is also worthwhile visiting the exclusive Bethlehem Jewellers and browse the exquisite custom-made New Zealand pieces. Their speciality is bespoke diamond items but being the largest workshop in the area you are bound to ﬁnd something you love.
3.30PM — HIKE
An 11-minute drive away is the paradise that is Mount Maunganui. On the very edge of the Tauranga peninsula, not only is the Mount a shopping and industrial hub but it is home to a volcanic summit that provides 231m above sea level views of Tauranga and surrounds. This is a must do, though it is a steep walk, and an almost 4km round trip — an hour-and-a-half of your life you will never regret spending.
6PM — EAT
To reward yourself for your small hike, visit the Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant. Since 1989, the Preston family have been producing Mills Reef wines, some of the highest class produce
Post-dinner, the Tauranga Musical Theatre is a great place to unwind and enjoy some of New Zealand’s best local talent on stage. The musical community in Tauranga has been around since 1932 and have since moved to a bigger more extravagant building, producing close to 70 shows within their small town. Their current instalments include Rock of Ages and Mary Poppins, sure to suit both a couple or a family. Start your day right by visiting the Elizabeth Café and Larder for good food and surroundings. Elizabeth Café has been around since 2012 and is themed around the Queen herself, which pop culture paintings dressing the walls and has won awards for food quality and the hearts of locals. Go and see the Queen if you are a hungry loyal subject.
10AM — VISIT
The Tauranga Art Gallery was the ﬁrst public art gallery established in the Bay of Plenty and is home to a broad range of art. The gallery has hosted some of the world’s most prestigious art including the likes of Banksy, but is also responsible for local arts projects too which gives you a taste of culture from both near and far. TAG, opened in 2007, is located in the heart of the CBD but has a contemporary design that helps it stick out like nothing else in the city. The architectural feats are just as admirable as the works of art themselves. Entry to the gallery is free, which means that maybe one visit is never quite enough.
11.30AM — SHOP
If you only visit one store in the area it must be Sister & Co. A luxury department store with beauty, homeware, clothes, shoes and most importantly world renowned brands. Sister & Co is a small-town Smith & Caughey’s, but possibly better, stocking everything from Alexander Wang to Deadly Ponies. The premise of the store is bringing all the brands that are spread out both nationally or internationally together into one hub. __ Words: Laura Reid
Tauranga is the perfect escape for lovers of the great outdoors, and the great indoors too. Whether it be shopping, dining or art gallery hopping, there is something for everyone.
Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, almost three hours from Auckland, is a small peninsula surrounded by tranquil waters. Tauranga is the pride and joy of the Bay of Plenty and is New Zealand’s fifth largest city with a population of more than 115,000 people.
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SPECTACULAR SABI SABI
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There are never-ending surprises in the African bush. You never know what you are going to see, hear, smell, and that is the thrill of it! I have travelled to Africa many times, yet each dawn of a new day, each sighting of a new animal, and each setting of the glorious African sun is awe-inspiring. Whether you're a wide-eyed ﬁrst-timer or a frequent visitor, Africa will not fail to get under your skin! Last month I visited one of the most famed private game reserves on the continent, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve within the Kruger National Park and, WOW! This 65,000-hectare reserve is home to myriad wildlife and I was able to tick off all of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) with ease, as well as many other species including giraffe, hyena, springbok, kudu, impala and more. There are four luxury private safari lodges within the reserve, all with distinct character and atmosphere. Selati Lodge is reminiscent of ‘yesteryear’, complete with antiques from colonial times, whereas Bush Lodge and Little Bush Lodge have a ‘today’ feel with contemporary African design, and Earth Lodge is the zen-like lodge of ‘tomorrow’. The lodges all offer thrilling morning and evening safaris when the wildlife is most active. During one such safari our tracker Moses found leopard tracks — enough to make your heart race! Sure enough, as we drove deeper into the bush we came across the leopard. She made a low, sawing noise and our guide Joe explained she was calling for her cub. Not
having much luck, she decided she needed a higher vantage point and leapt up a tree, had a stretch and then lay down on a branch. The cameras went wild as she posed up a storm! On another game drive, vultures were circling above us, such an ominous feeling! As we were driving along I spotted what I thought was an unusual coloured rock in the long grass. On closer inspection, it was actually a dead impala on the ground, belly up. We wondered why it had just been left there, untouched. Turned out we had interrupted a leopard’s dinner. Standing just ﬁve metres behind us, she ambled up to the impala — bigger than her — and dragged it to the cover of a thicket nearby. It took her three attempts as she had to have a breather during the process, but it was an absolutely incredible to be present and witness this natural part of life in the animal kingdom. After thrilling safaris, it was always a delight to return to the lodge for some of the most incomparable dining experiences you can imagine! Perhaps a candlelit dinner served out in the bush, an alfresco meal under the stars next to a waterhole, or even a romantic dinner in the privacy of your suite — dinners at Sabi Sabi are always memorable! Simply spectacular, Sabi Sabi and the African bush are waiting to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. __ Words: Ange Pirie, World Journeys
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NORFOLK ISLAND: AN ISLAND OF CONTRASTS
A history of convicts, bandits and the crew of the Bounty. Upon discovering Norfolk Island in 1774, Captain James Cook wrote “this is an island paradise”.
Taste Norfolk’s Bounty
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TASTE NORFOLK ISLAND 27 NOV - 01 DEC 2017
Thanks to my wonderful family sending myself and my ﬁancée to Norfolk Island this month, we came home relaxed and ﬁlled with admiration toward this beautiful island paradise in the South Paciﬁc. Norfolk Island is only about 1hr 45 mins ﬂying time from Auckland, which makes it one of the most accessible subtropical islands in the Paciﬁc for New Zealanders to visit. It is 5kms by 8kms in size, making it small compared to some of its other larger neighbouring islands, but it is large in hospitality, history and scenery. When people speak of ‘island time’, you truly begin to realise its meaning when you visit Norfolk Island. People are in no hurry, it is a steady pace and a relaxed friendly attitude that will became infectious from the moment you step off the plane. What seems like an hour in our busy lives in Auckland will be 10 minutes there. Norfolk Islanders are some of the warmest, most welcoming people we have come across in our travels; experts in making one feel like a local and will oblige in any way possible to ensure you enjoy your stay. Most Norfolk Islanders are direct descendants from the Bounty mutineers, so their cultural heritage is very important and extremely fascinating. One-third Norfolk Islanders, one-third Australian, and one-third New Zealanders make up the population of approximately 1,600. The island is a territory of Australia, but with its own self-governing laws. It is tax-free, so shopping is quite good (especially cosmetics, jewellery, perfumes and the Liquor Bond) with more than 70 shops in the township of Burnt Pine selling everything from art supplies to Italian shoes. Jewellery is in abundance on Norfolk Island and you will ﬁnd yourself spoilt for choice, from casual jewellery to glistening diamonds — there are thousands of gems to dazzle you and all are very reasonably priced. Hand-crafted pieces and private viewings are also part of many of the services. A highlight for us was the food; eating out has never been so enjoyable. We found ourselves trying several places ranging from wood oven-cooked pizzas to luxury three-course candlelit dinners with wine and all ﬁnished with gorgeous coffee. Our favourite was Café Tropicana. The owner is Cliff, a fellow New Zealander from Auckland who fell in love with Norfolk and set up business there. He serves delicious meals presented in awardwinning style that tastes more divine than you could imagine. He is also, like all locals, extremely friendly and helpful. Everywhere you go, people will start up a conversation and pull out a map of the island advising you of many of the great places to go and see. You will also notice that the same friendliness is shown when driving; everyone waves with their index ﬁnger pointed from the steering wheel. By the end of your stay you could well be on a ﬁrst-name basis with most people, making it a hard place to leave!
— Words: Donna Malneek
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Let’s not forget those famous trees. The Norfolk pines are everywhere, along with some of the tallest tree ferns in the world and abundant kentias, with tropical blooms of hibiscus, frangipani and other delightful scents.
An island of contrast is the best way to describe this island paradise. Rugged coastlines and pristine golden beaches; lush forests and sapphire blue waters, historical buildings and modern shops — incorporating everything from traditional to new, you will ﬁnd it all on Norfolk. It is not just a place for the ‘newly wed or nearly dead’, but I feel so many people still think that. We both fell in love with Norfolk and have vowed to return.
There are many places to stop and visit around the island including Emily Bay with its golden sandy beach, the national park and Captain Cook Memorial overlooking the cliffs, Kingston and Quality Row with its history of prison settlements (we loved Kingston). For culture vultures, there’s a plethora of museums, sweets (for handmade chocolates), botanical gardens, an old whaling station, waterfalls, Mt. Pitt and Mt Bates, as well as numerous group shows and dinners. You’ll also come away with a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of this island, not to mention ghost stories. We visited Kingston at night after everyone else had deserted it, to get the true feeling of the area and take some interesting photos — we even had the obligatory stormy winds to set the mood!
These are many great places to stay while you enjoy your time on Norfolk. We stayed at the Governor’s Lodge Resort, a 4.5star resort with 55 stand-alone cottages on 12 acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens. We were provided with a rental car and complimentary full buffet breakfast daily, along with exceptional service from the staff. The pool is deﬁnitely the place to lounge around on warm days, or enjoy the large spa right next to it — heated all year round. At night, you can hear the ocean roar as you sit on your private deck surrounded by lush plants and colourful parrots with wine in hand. The next day you can spoil yourself with a massage at a few of the spas dotted around Burnt Pine or go horseback riding and take in the same spectacular sights from the high cliffs. Or if you prefer the water, then a glassbottom boat ride, snorkel, scuba dive or surﬁng at Emily Bay (which is protected by a reef and perfectly safe for swimming) might be just the way to spend your day before heading to the liqueur distillery for a tasting. There are also bushwalks, mountain bike riding, a great golf course, tennis and squash courts, lawn bowls, archery, clay and pistol shooting, mini golf, volleyball and skateboarding facilities.
The local supermarket has everything you need, but groceries are dearer than at home — milk is more than $5 a litre — due to the fact that it’s imported. Cows have a pretty good life on the island, roaming freely with just a few cattlegrids around the island keeping them out of the main shopping areas of Burnt Pine and Kingston. Farmers register the cattle at $50 a head for them to roam freely and cattle have right-of-way, so watch out as you will be ﬁned $200 for hitting the animal. Rental cars on the island are deﬁnitely a requirement, and you can get around on all of the roads (50km/hr speed limit and 40km/hr in the township) easily, hiring a car for around $27 for two days plus which makes touring very affordable. You will ﬁnd most motels will give you a complimentary car, so all you need to pay is $10 a day for insurance.
One of two double beds in the large bedroom that is shared by homeowner Tine Kjeldsenâ€™s three children, Klara, Tilde and Konrad. The floral cushions in Liberty fabrics, the wallmounted metal reading lamps, the rattan-framed mirrors, the round palm-leaf mat and the textured bed linen are all by Tine K Home. RIGHT: Interior designer Tine Kjeldsenâ€™s holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca is situated in the picturesque historic district of Santa Catalina.
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HOME & AWAY In the buzzing district of Santa Catalina in Palma de Mallorca, Danish interior designer and retailer Tine Kjeldsen has created a holiday apartment that combines laid-back family living with an all-natural, layered aesthetic. Text: Robyn Alexander / Photographs: Greg Cox
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Interior designer Tine Kjeldsenâ€™s holiday home in Palma de Mallorca is situated in the historic district of Santa Catalina. The corner apartment is on the first floor and looks out onto a tree-lined side street.
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An inviting couch occupies one corner of the living and dining room. The floor tiles are original fixtures, while the interior walls have been plastered but left unpainted, giving them a unique look that works beautifully with the other natural textures, which are brought in via the furniture and decor. The tinframed mirrors, couch, rattan coffee table, side table, wooden stool, brass table lamp, throws and cushions are all by Tine K Home (tinekhome.com).
A palette of natural tones creates a neutral backdrop against which the black and white patterned crockery has a graphic boldness. The crockery, like the antique brass tray, the charcoal linen napkin and the tea glasses, is by Tine K Home (tinekhome.com).
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Light streams into the dining area though the refurbished wood and glass doors. The traditional Mallorcan floor tiles add colour and pattern to the space, while the interior walls have been plastered but left unpainted, giving them a unique textured look. The rattan chairs and round wood and bamboo dining table are all easy to move around in the space as required. The table, chairs and bamboo stool are all by Tine K Home (tinekhome.com).
01 — A bed built into an alcove in the large bedroom that is shared by homeowner Tine Kjeldsen’s three children, Klara, Tilde and Konrad. A glass-fronted white wooden cabinet (the twin of the one used for storage and display in the living and dining area) contains bed linen and baskets, all of which — like the bamboo ladder, the wooden stool and the textiles on the bed itself — is by Tine K Home (tinekhome.com). 02 — The compact bathroom is situated behind the kitchen; sliding doors off the main bedroom and large children’s bedroom allow access to it from two sides. The striped floor tiles in this space are new: they are Moroccan in origin and are part of the Tine K Home collection (tinekhome.com). The basin is made of black stone and is beautifully complemented by the sculptural wall-mounted metal lamp, which is also by Tine K Home. 03 — In the guest bedroom, clothing storage takes the form of a simple bamboo ‘wardrobe’, which, like the textured throws, basket and round palm-leaf mat, is by Tine K Home (tinekhome.com).
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Fabric of Onehunga is a new pocket neighbourhood being developed in the heart of Onehunga where architecture meets nature, urban meets industrial and old meets new.
The media has made much of the Lions Tour and the demand for accommodation it has created. This has led to many Aucklanders exploring Airbnb for the ﬁrst time. Airbnb is an online service that allows people to rent out their home short term, for example, while they’re on holiday. Homeowners beneﬁt by earning extra income and guests beneﬁt by getting to stay in often larger and better equipped accommodation.
The ﬁrst and second building releases of the sought after development have been immensely popular with ﬁrst home buyers, Onehunga locals and those transitioning from larger homes. Fabric of Onehunga is being built on a 1.29ha light industrial site that spans between Spring St and Victoria St and comprises ﬁve four-storey buildings, surrounded by landscaped park like grounds. Fabric’s master planned architecture pays homage to its industrial roots with buildings wrapped in steel cladding, with black joinery and timber detailing. The complex will also feature secure basement car parking, and naturally ventilated glass atriums with pedestrian bridge structures providing private access to each apartment. Interiors will include contemporary ﬁnishes, clever storage, high ceilings, spacious layouts and maximised natural light. All apartments will ﬂow out to balconies or large private terrace gardens and share access to the pocket park at the heart of the development. Fabric of Onehunga is registered with the New Zealand Green Building Council and is targeting a Homestar 6 Design and Build rating for efﬁciency and sustainability. Visit the full size two-bedroom apartment styled by Homestyle magazine open to view daily from 11am-3pm at 11 Spring St, Onehunga – fabricofonehunga.co.nz
FABR IC FAC T S : • 5 buildings over 4 levels • 239 one-, two- and threebedroom apartments • Architecturally designed by award-winning Ashton Mitchell • Landscape architecture by Boffa Miskell • Contemporary kitchens & bathrooms • 7000sqm of common parklike landscaped gardens and
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ANIMAL ANNALS There are as many pets in New Zealand as there are people. According to the New Zealand Companion Animal Council, 64% of Kiwi households have pets, second only to the US on 65%, while more than half of those without a furry friend wish they had one in their lives. Cats remain our most common companion (44%), with dogs occupying 28% of our homes. Though just one in ten Kiwi household have ﬁsh, those that do own an average of nine, putting the country’s population at 1.5 million. The remainder comprises mainly birds, guinea pigs, rabbits and horses. In 2009, archaeologists revealed ﬁndings that horse were domesticated around 3,500BC, pushing back initial estimates a thousand years, but it was of course, the loyal dog, evolved from wolves, that was the ﬁrst animal to be domesticated — and also kept as a pet — though there is uncertainty when this ﬁrst happened (estimates range from 13,000 to 30,000 years) used for hunting, guarding and, later, herding. Skeletons show that they were also domesticated all over the world by unconnected communities and often revered, buried alongside humans or with valuable items in their graves. (Now Nepal’s Kukur Tihar festival celebrates our canine friends, honouring them with food and garlands, as a well applying a dot of vermillion to their heads as a blessing.) For centuries, whether it be Egyptian pharaohs, Chinese Emperors are European aristocracy, animals were mainly only kept by the wealthy, and it wasn’t until the Victorian times that pet keeping became relatively common among the masses.
“During the Middle Ages,” writes Margo DeMello in Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-animal Studies, “even though many nuns and monks kept pets, the Catholic Church saw the practice of pet-keeping as a form of heresy, in that it challenged the human-animal boundary.” The Vatican’s attitude is somewhat different nowadays — in 2014 Pope Francis announced “we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ” — while on a more practical (and realistic) level, scientists have proven a wealth of mental and physical health beneﬁts to keeping furry friends. Studies have shown childhood exposure to cats and dogs can reduce children’s likelihood of suffering some allergic reactions later in life, and perhaps even protect against asthma. A paper published by the Journal of Pediatrics in 2011 found the rate of eczema was lower in kids who lived with a family dog — even for children already sensitive to allergens. Other studies have linked companion animals with enhancements in general immune function with children — as well as better ﬁtness and a decrease in obesity (same for adults, too). Ingrid Collins, consultant psychologist at the London Medical Centre says “a pet is better than Prozac”. Dogs have shown to reduce the stress children experience with visiting doctors, while reducing pain in a comparable fashion to the use of oral acetaminophen, with and without codeine, in adults. Surveys in Europe and Australia have shown that pet owners us less
medication overall, and visit the doctor 15% less than their nonpet owning countryfolk. Studies have also yielded a plethora of positives from people taking pooches into the ofﬁce, including stress reduction, increased creativity, productivity and morale. A campaign run by the UK’s Kennel Club discovered that it also decreased absenteeism and even fostered healthier relationships in the workplace. __ Jamie Christian Desplaces
NZ PET STATS & DEMOGRAPHICS • Wellingtonians are least likely to have pets (56%), with ownership rates highest in Christchurch (72%) and rural areas (78%). • Maori make up the most signiﬁcant proportion of pet owners (68% of households), with Asians least likely to choose an animal companion — though the most likely to own ﬁsh. • Our most popular breed of dog — as in many countries — is the Labrador, followed by the German shepherd then Staffordshire bull terrier. The French bulldog is rapidly gaining popularity (it was actually bred by the British).
WORKING DOGS As if these animals weren’t cool enough already… Dogs’ legendary sense of smell has can be harnessed to detect cancers by recognising unusual odours from our sweat, breath, blood, and urine. Pooches can also alert their diabetic owners of low or high blood sugar levels before they’re even aware of it themselves. According to the British Medical Journal, more than one-third of dogs have displayed behavioural changes, with some even nudging their masters into eating. Similarly, some dogs have been trained to alert of impending seizures through sensing subtle changes in body language. Service dogs are trained to help those with a range of disabilities such as those with sight or hearing difﬁculties, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism — offering both physical and mental support. For some people, even those most miniscule traces of peanut in the air can be life threatening — take a bow our super-snifﬁng four-legged friends who can hone in on a forgotten candy bar left in the bottom of a lunch bag.
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stress handling and feline behaviour. Dogs will be monitored always by at least one carer. Tell us about your day-care staff? Our hand-picked team are conﬁdent animal handlers with passion and sound experience, in many cases backed by qualiﬁcations. General manager and co-owner, Maggie Butler, has lifelong experience with animals, including several years of pet therapy, breeding, training and showing. She has attended several animal behaviour and training courses. Day-care manager Lauren Kerr takes charge of the team — she’s a vet nurse with an animal welfare degree and more than a decade’s experience in the industry. Senior pet stylist Masami Bell heads the grooming salon, also with more than 10 years’ experience, and just down the road is Megan and her wonderful team at the Strand Veterinarian. Describe a typical doggie day care day. The dogs arrive between 7am - 9am, full of energy, so lots of supervised positive play is required! From 9am-11.30am more play and toy time is accompanied by photos so that mum and dad can see them on social media when they take their lunch
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THE HOARDER When it comes to money personalities, the Hoarder can be spotted a mile away. They are tight, can live small, don’t throw things away, and prefer to recycle rather than buy new. TV depicts Hoarders as living in squalor, but ﬁnancial hoarders are different. For ﬁnancial hoarders, money represents security.
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They might still take pride in their appearance, but they do everything on the smell of an oily rag. The process of spending money is unpleasant for them and they would prefer to avoid it where they can. However, if they do buy new, they buy excellent quality to be sure it lasts. You will not catch them buying coffees or much in the way of discretionary spending unless they have a strong reason to. Some studies suggest it pains them to spend. The Hoarder is the opposite of the Shopper. If they have the right strategy they should be able to sort their ﬁnancial future because their lifestyle costs so much less than the average person. That is assuming they don’t marry a Shopper.
The Shopper ﬁnds it easier to spend money than to save. They look good but are not usually going anywhere (ﬁnancially speaking). Shoppers are prone to generosity and tend to spend money to make themselves feel better. They don’t have to spend big sums of money, but buying things is their version of comfort eating. They don’t have to have a credit card or be in debt, but they fritter more than most. Shoppers are not stupid. It is not that they can’t save money, it’s more that they need to have a reason to save, and in the absence of that reason then they are going to spend what they have. The trick to engaging a shopper with a ﬁnancial plan is to ensure their nonnegotiable costs are catered for. We each have three or four things that we need to spend money on to be happy, otherwise we are going to feel deprived. For some it is a coffee a day, family holidays or a cleaner. For others, it might be hobbies and socialising. It is crucial that the Shopper has identiﬁed their spending pressure points and factored these into their spending plan. Austerity measures and the Shopper are not going to be compatible partners. Most importantly, a Shopper will always need a compelling goal, with a clear strategy. If effort doesn’t translate with a result, they will be off spending again.
Finally, the Ostrich — someone who would rather bury their head in the sand than organise their ﬁnances. It could be because money scares them, they have had no role model or they don’t have time to sort things, so they don’t bother trying. They are often paralysed by indecision. Anxiety drives their behaviour. Ostriches usually know they are in denial but it is not until the anxiety or frustration of no progress becomes too much before they take measures to ﬁx things. The Ostrich sees making no decision as better than making the wrong decision, which ﬁts with their psychological proﬁle of preferring to do nothing. Unlike the Shopper who can be ﬁnancially competent in their day job (most Shoppers are ﬁnancially literate, but can’t be bothered to do it outside of work), the Ostrich tends to bury their head in the sand in more than one area of their life.
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Hannah McQueen is the founder and director of enableMe — Financial Personal Trainers. Her team have worked with more than 5,000 clients and the spectrum of clients is vast. Income levels range from $40,000-$1 million per annum. Clients differ in asset levels, marital status, age and types of employment. But all want to get ahead faster and engage enableMe to help them. Hannah and her team are exposed to a diverse range of situations and in turn have to reﬁne different methodologies to overcome obstacles and employ various strategies to exploit opportunities. The enableMe team know ﬁrst-hand the havoc your psychology of spending can have on ﬁnancial progress. Studies suggest genetics could account for 30% of your behaviour around money. Just as the speed of your metabolism can affect the speed of weight loss, your money personality can impact how hard making ﬁnancial progress might be. Shoppers usually look good but aren’t always making progress. Being a saver, much like having a fast metabolism, should give you the “inside lane” or advantage with regards to ﬁnancial inroads, but all too often the saver lacks a strategy for ﬁnancial advancement and ends up no further ahead in spite of their advantage.
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It’s important that we focus on ourselves and not on what others are doing. We must stay true to ourselves.
One of the main things Jake has taken from conducting the interviews is the concept of persistence. “Most of them have failed many times,” he says, “But they ploughed on though. They are determined. They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Most of them are also very nice people and are there for the right reasons. These are all key to any kind of success.” Astonishingly, Unﬁltered isn’t even Jake’s ﬁrst business venture. He sold his previous start-up, Oompher — a similar motivational platform with contributions from the likes of Steve Hansen, Rhys Darby and Karen Walker — to the government when he was just 19. But how did a teenager manage to secure such high-proﬁle bookings? “When I was at Christchurch Boys’ High School, I ran a speakers programme inviting guests like Helen Clark and John Key to talk to the students. I built a relationship with those people and so by the time I launched Oompher in 2015, I could go back to them.” Jake had already met John Key a few years earlier, under tragic circumstances. In 2010, Jake’s father, Rod Millar, was killed alongside eight others when a skydiving plane went down near Fox Glacier. Key visited the crash site and Jake wrote him a letter expressing his gratitude. The teenager received a hand-written reply from the then prime minister, asking to meet, also noting, with some prescience, that Jake was a “brave young man” who “will go far”. “The prime minister came to my house for lunch, we had whitebait sandwiches and a good chat,” recalls the entrepreneur.
Such was Jake’s self-belief — and bravery — that he went on to turn down a $40,000 scholarship to read law at Otago University. “I was surprised and honoured by the offer, but I was still working things out,” Jake says. “There was this little voice in the back of my head imploring me to start a business. Conventional wisdom would probably say I should have gone to university and gone into business afterwards, but I just felt that I wanted to take that risk. I remember thinking that if I was so passionate, then it was the right thing to do. What was the worst that could happen? I could fail then go to university anyway. I just didn’t want to be left wondering.” I ask if most of those he interviews are university educated, and he says that it’s a fairly mixed bag, while many of the older CEOs of larger companies have letters after their names, changing technologies are making it ever-easier for young people to start out. “In some ways, universities are becoming less relevant,” says Jake. “But of course, it all depends what you want to do — good luck becoming a doctor or a lawyer without a degree! I think schools do a great job of instilling in students the notion that university is the be all and end all, but I don’t believe that’s necessarily true today.” Jake singles out realtor Mike Pero as an early mentor, who supported him through funding and providing ofﬁce space, along with Christchurch entrepreneur Geoff Cranko: “None of this would have happened without either of them. As the business progressed, I’ve had further great advice from amazing people like Rob Fyfe and Diane Foreman, and I’m really looking forward to working with them further and learning from their global experience.” The young leader has learnt plenty about himself too. “It’s important to get comfortable with being uncomfortable,” he says. “So often we get into a bubble and it’s vital that we disrupt that if we want to develop. It’s also important that we focus on ourselves and not on what others are doing. We must stay true to ourselves. The ﬁnishing lines throughout life are always moving, so you must learn to enjoy the journey — and the key to that is to do something that arouses passion.” — Words: Jamie Christian Desplaces
Unﬁltered, which currently has around 150,000 users, aims to educate the inﬂuencers of tomorrow through compelling video interviews with legendary executives and entrepreneurs such as Sir Richard Branson and Telsa co-founder, Ian wright. “We’re trying to bring together a library of advice from the most successful people in the world to help the next generation of business leaders,” says Jake. “It’s a great resource for people to truly learn from the best, to hear how they did it. Our members may not be in the same room, but they can watch and study some of history’s greatest entrepreneurs, executives and investors.”
“It was a deﬁning moment in my life from which I took much inspiration because he lost his father when he was seven, but still went on to achieve such amazing things. I remember thinking that if he could do it, then so could I. We formed a pretty good relationship over the years, he has been a massive support for which I am very grateful.”
On 1 June, Kiwi entrepreneur Jake Millar launched his barely one-yearold company, Unﬁltered, in the States, having raised $1.2 million through esteemed investors such as Diane Foreman of NZ Natural ice cream fame, former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe, and Kevin Roberts, ex-chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi. “It’s early days, but we’re making good progress in terms of our expansion,” the 21-year-old tells me over the phone from the US. “It’s certainly more crowded over here, and there are far more players producing similar content. We must build relationships in the market so that we can secure the interviews we want. We have to show what makes us different.”
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Please tell us a little bit about your business. We started our label, Paris Georgia basics, alongside our online store, The Mercantile, just over two years ago now. We wanted to create something that ﬁlled the gap we found in our wardrobes. Paris Georgia basics focuses on form and fabric creating elevated wardrobe essentials that we feel every girl needs and The Mercantile is the eccentric compliment ﬁlled with vintage ﬁnds, our favorite Maryam Nassir Zadeh shoes and the primary home for our Paris Georgia basics pieces.
What do you do to keep yourselves motivated? I'm honestly lucky to have found an occupation that I love. Hairdressing has allowed me to meet some interesting and amazing people. The fact that I have the opportunity to contribute to their lives, and help them look and feel their absolute best on a daily basis, is all the motivation I need. What do you love about being an entrepreneur? Starting this business has given me the conﬁdence to know that I can stand on my own two feet and has opened my mind up to a whole new world of possibilities. The learning curve has been steep but as a result, the personal growth has been staggering too. What is unique about your business? Integrity is paramount to us. Hair can have such a signiﬁcant impact on how people feel about themselves and it's not something you can glue back on. As such, we place a huge importance on making sure everything we do is in the best interests of our clients and their hair. If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be? Here's two. You don't know unless you try, and surround yourself with successful and supportive people. How do you chill? Going for a surf, motorcycle ride, or listening to music with a glass of wine and mooching with my partner Rose, and cat Gypsy.
What do you do to keep yourselves motivated? Staying in tune with what’s happening abroad is so crucial and motivating. It reminds you that there’s a big world out there ﬁlled with lots of talent and that you can never get too comfortable. What do you love about being an entrepreneur? So many things! Being your boss, creating your own schedule, choosing your team and most importantly doing what you are most passionate about everyday. What’s been the biggest challenge for you on your entrepreneurial journey so far? Finding the perfect team that is both great to work with and good at their jobs. The design process involves a lot of out sourcing, which is scary as essentially you are putting elements out of your control. It’s all about ﬁnding your perfect team, it makes the world of difference and after two years we ﬁnally have. If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be? Just go for it. It’s so easy to sit back and think about ideas but if you’re truly passionate, it’s deﬁnitely worth just giving it a go. It may change your life in the best of ways! How do you chill? In summer it’s at the beach, and in winter it’s at home in a cozy house with good music, movies and food.
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Please tell us a little bit about your business. At Society we are a beauty community. Everything is connected. We believe your environment and spirit play a vital role in understanding your identity. This is why holistic beauty is at the core of everything we do. We offer several senior hair stylists, a beauty and makeup specialist, and a nutritionist, not only for your convenience, but because we believe you feel best when you develop a beauty regime that is in harmony with your way of living. Our privilege is guiding the conversation to provide you with insights into the latest innovations in natural, potent skincare, treatment makeup, and supportive hair and wellness expertise.
What do you do to keep yourself motivated? Just doing what I love keeps me motivated, I don't really call this work to be honest.
What do you do to keep yourselves motivated? My motivation is to show the ones who believed in me that they had something to believe in. My parents have been absolutely amazing and my dad believed in me from the very beginning. I met my partner in the process of planning Society and his support has been unreal. This along with my loyal clientele and amazing team, it makes it so easy to jump out of bed in the morning and smash each and every day! Do you have any entrepreneurial role models or mentors? My beautiful friend Donielle Brooke, the founder of Designer Wardrobe. I grew up with her and witnessed her turn something extremely hard into something truly magical. She will forever be an inspiration. What is unique about your business? I have created a hub where everyone works for themselves. I have given amazing stylists the courage and opportunity for them to do this. The atmosphere is amazing and we are an incredible team! If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be? To just go for it! A lot of small goals is much more powerful than a big dream. Have a little goal to tick off each week rather than get overwhelmed at the bigger picture. I never thought my little goals would even come close to how big and beautiful Society has already become.
What do you love about being an entrepreneur? I love the fact that you can tell your story within your business your own way. There's no guidelines so you can do what you think feels right. What's been the biggest challenge for you on your entrepreneur journey? Selling goods online, I suck at computers, but we are slowly getting there! What is unique about your business? The items we sell, every item in store is a one of one â€” I personally pick every item before it is sent over to us. What are your responsibilities as a business owner? Pretty much making sure the customers are getting what they want. I'm in charge of the buying (vintage) and brand production and I'm lucky to have my team who are great at selling. If you had one piece of advise for someone just starting out what would it be? You've got to love what you do, then everything will fall in place. How do you chill? Taking my family out for yum cha.
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19 February – 20 March
You tend to want to set your own pace and goals, and you thrive on the small challenges you create for yourself now. You have an easier time putting something behind you now. The second half of the month in personal relationships will have more smooth and steady ﬂow - there will be peace in the family and spousal relationships will witness the long-awaited passion and romance.
This month ﬁnds you seeking out predictability, comfort, and security. for money matters. A good idea can blossom now. You are capable of quite a bit of work if you can foresee an improved ﬁnancial position or a more secure state of being. This period could also stir up old ﬁnancial or relationship problems. The tendency now is to react quickly, but you might want to get in touch with your heart’s desire before taking action.
23 August – 22 September
Ownership, sharing, power, and money matters can be at the root of challenges or the need to make changes becomes evident. You need to accept that change is inevitable and understand that being proactive about it is in your best interests. There can also be bigger emotions felt at home than elsewhere – tempers may be prominent. The trick is to avoid impatience and impulsiveness.
LIBRA 23 September – 22 October
Romance and travel are favored in June, although both are better after mid-month. Your romantic life continues to stimulate and challenge you, and although part of you might long for a more settled and stable situation, it’s never dull. The month will be more loyal, have a smooth ﬂow, and most miraculously smooth out any roughness in a relationship and extinguishes any conﬂict.
21 March – 19 April
CANCER 21 June - 22 July
Your appeal is high, and people thoroughly enjoy your art, craft, or ideas. It’s a natural time for you to reﬂect and move a little more slowly than usual. This allows you to catch up emotionally with recent events and circumstances. There can be a tendency for you or a partner to be touchy or for arguments to emerge seemingly out of nowhere.
TAURUS 20 April - 20 May
You’re at your best when you work with someone towards a common goal. The best way to use this energy to your advantage is to allow others to inspire and motivate you. Team up and take action so that excess energy is turned outwards. Sharing your feelings or intimate matters can be fun and rewarding. This is a time of love, family travels and joint holiday with loved ones.
CAPRICORN 22 December – 19 January
It’s a time for seeing yourself better through relationships with others and the world as a whole. Changes of plans can lead to new discoveries, perspectives, and insight that truly improve your life, so don’t dig in your heels too much. This is also a time when you’re not particularly content with simply dreaming, wishing, and hoping for better circumstances.
You’re likely to feel in an exceptionally generous and possibly philosophical mood. This is an opportunity period for ﬁnances, gifts, bonuses, family relationships, recognition for your work or natural talents, and stellar money-making or project ideas with long-term appeal and proﬁtability. This is a beautiful time for learning or expanding a project, as well as activities related to promotion, publishing, education, communications, the law, and travel.
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23 October – 21 November
You may want to rule the roost now, and this can be successful as long as you’re a gentle leader. You’ll do best if you pursue your goals in a structured or organised manner. You are ﬁnding new ways to get along with others, and people are valuing your services. This is a good time to get your feelings out into the open.
GEMINI 21 May – 20 June
A major focus this month is your relationships, companionability, and intimacy. Even so, it’s one of your more ambitious months of the year. You often fare better when the focus is on your projects, loved ones, and work. There is also a pleasant feeling of moving forward, slowly but surely, this month. You are likely to end this month with a renewed feeling of conﬁdence in your career direction.
AQUARIUS 22 November - 21 December
This month points to a more private period for your love life or affections. It can also point to beneﬁts to working behind the scenes or special enjoyment of solitude and periods for extra rest and healing. The last week of the month ﬁnds you seeking out predictability, comfort and security, launching one of the best periods of the year for money matters.
Your ambitions are stimulated. While you have a strong sense of the rules, you are at your best when employing strategies. Negotiations should go very well. You might beneﬁt from keeping someone’s conﬁdence or you may receive recognition for work you’ve done in the past. Healing activities are in focus. New ideas ﬂow well. This can also be an almost magical time for ﬁnancial and business matters.
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Auckland's Best Free Lifestyle Magazine. Verve is brimful with great design, fashion, beauty, health, fine food and wine, lifestyle, travel,...
Published on Jun 5, 2017
Auckland's Best Free Lifestyle Magazine. Verve is brimful with great design, fashion, beauty, health, fine food and wine, lifestyle, travel,...