Auckland Creatives Give Condé Nast a City Tour

Auckland-based designer Lillie Toogood and husband Dirk Paetzold are helping shape the story of New Zealand now for an international audience. The pair were recently interviewed by Condé Nast Traveler for a column called, The World Made Local, “in which 100 people in 100 countries tell us why their home turf should be your next destination”.

With her label, Good&Co, Toogood creates artfully constructed scarves that telegraph the country’s intelligent, easy approach to fashion, Erin Florio writes for the magazine. German-born Paetzold is the creative director of vintage-map distributor and Goop-favourite Erstwhile, and recently launched Landroamer, which supplies stylish camping kits and Land Rover Defenders to travellers looking to comfortably and more deeply explore New Zealand’s greatest resource, its epic outdoors.

Toogood says:

“You don’t come to New Zealand for the cities, but there are some great things to explore in the urban areas. [Auckland’s] suburban pockets are brimming with culinary and creative juices, and the Central Business District has totally transformed.”

Original article by Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, September 1, 2021.

Photo by Geordie Brasset.

Tags: Auckland  Conde Nast Traveler  Dirk Paetzold  Erstwhile  Good&Co  Landroamer  Lillie Toogood  

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