Being Herself Like Nowhere Else

Ever since a teenage backpacking trip through New Zealand – “one of the best times in my life” – Australian model Miranda Kerr has wanted to return. Beginning last December, Kerr, 29, got her wish. She spent the majority of her nonworking time in Wellington, where her husband, Orlando Bloom, was filming The Hobbit. Kerr is at Wellington’s Botanic Garden, a sprawling expanse of lush floral curiosities, manicured lawns and shaded labyrinthine walkways offering some of the most extraordinary views of the city. “What we’re doing right now, just sitting in a park, out in public, I can’t do this anywhere else,” Kerr says. “It sounds so simple, I know,” she said, “but that’s kind of what it’s all about here. Just those small moments that you can’t have anywhere else.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…