Casually coiffed

Enjoy laid-back luxe at Colleen When you set foot in this special salon at 466 Karangahape Road, you’ll be stepping back 100 years. Well, when it comes to the original paint texturing the walls, the pink pressed tin ceiling, and the stunningly sympathetic work of architect Sue Hillery, that is. Beyond that everything about this…

Pedal to the Metal

It’s Petrolhead heaven at International Motorsport. Inhale; that’s oil, leather, paint, polish, and a good dose of nostalgia you’re breathing in. International Motorsport is the place that classic cars come to rise from the ashes and the latest racing machines come to be tended by the best mechanics, fabricators and engineers in the country. They’re…

Caring Coffee

Wake up and smell Papua New Guinea at Kokako Recently Josh Griggs, the mega-talented photographer we use for our Keith&Sandy campaign and blog, went on a trip with Kokako and the Fairtrade ANZ team to PNG. The purpose of their venture was to run a comprehensive 10-day education workshop in conjunction with Papua New Guinea…

Simply Stylish

A place for everything and everything in its place at Father Rabbit. The philosophy behind lifestyle store Father Rabbit is that things should be done right, or not at all. Within their calm space on Jervois Road you’ll find a divine array of furniture, homewares and clothing, with an emphasis on quality, not quantity. Buy…

A fashion feast with your caffeine hit

All things beautiful at The Shelter Tucked away on Mackelvie Street is where you’ll find Auckland style hub, The Shelter. There you can browse a veritable smorgasbord of international and local designer fashion, from MM6 to Taylor. And we’re not just talking clothes and shoes. Desirable homewares and quality personal grooming products like Triumph &…

Un peu de France à Grey Lynn

Browsing European Industrial & Antiques at The Vitrine A treasure trove of furniture, lighting and homewares to fossick through. Just walking through the door of  The Vitrine puts us into discovery mode, and with its constantly changing stock thanks to co-owners Julian and Amanda’s regular trips to Europe, there’s always something new to uncover. And we’re not talking…

23 Georgina Street

When all you need is everything — A traditional villa that has been totally renovated and now sets the standard for modern living over one expansive level. The high ceilings, wooden floors and classic proportions reflect the era while the thoughtful design and fit-out creates living and entertaining for today’s lifestyle. For all the details…