From Christchurch To Queenstown

From Christchurch To Queenstown

Having visited Queenstown a handful of times, I still marvel at the drive down from Christchurch. The Canterbury plains swiftly disappear to reveal rolling hills and turquoise, azure lakes. With so many changes in scenery, the drive never becomes stagnant. Many a tourist flies into Christchurch from the North Island, ready to journey south. And so, why [...]

Kate Sylvester On Finding Inspiration

Kate Sylvester On Finding Inspiration

Where do fashion designers find inspiration and who do they credit with their creativity? Kate Sylvester shares the artwork that influenced her past and present collections and her ongoing love affair with lingerie. You've surely seen Kate's newest collection, A Muse, inspired by Picasso's genius, his paintings and his muses who created the evolution of his work. Kate feels [...]

6 Tips For Moving To Another Country

6 Tips For Moving To Another Country

Living overseas has been one of the most rewarding (and challenging) experiences of my life so far. It's helped me understand different cultures, people, and places and has shifted my perspective about home and relationships. Had I not moved to New Zealand seven years ago, I'm not sure I would have had the courage to change my career [...]

Where To Holiday In New Zealand

Where To Holiday In New Zealand

It's no secret that I love New Zealand, a country I've decided to call home. I've talked (and blogged) about it on countless occasions, but have yet to disclose my favourite holiday destination. Despite living in Auckland for three years, I've always been captivated by the South Island. Its geography changes so rapidly and dramatically; one minute you're driving through [...]

5 Reasons To Visit Auckland Now

5 Reasons To Visit Auckland Now

Auckland is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. Despite being a relatively large city with 1.5 million residents, it feels more relaxed and slower paced than international cities like London, Hong Kong or New York. It seems like Aucklanders genuinely enjoy themselves and have established the perfect work-life balance. If [...]

Christchurch Creatives: SPECTRUM

Christchurch Creatives: SPECTRUM

While graffiti and street art have a bad reputation, they also have the power to transform cities and neighbourhoods, expose social woes, start important discussions, and bring art to the masses. The likes of Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Shepard Fairey have challenged our idea of what constitutes street art. Why should art be reserved for galleries and [...]