“If It’s Made in Auckland It Looks Like the Future”

Spurred by the America’s Cup (“couldn’t be in a more fabulous setting”) Travel + Leisure checks out the evolving new world styles of Auckland: “The city has evolved over the past two decades from a staid bastion of British colonialism into a multicultural mix of Europeans, Maori, Pacific Islanders, and Asians. And the fashion world is taking notice of forward-thinking Kiwi designs and trends. Whether it’s designer Karen Walker (set to become the Donna Karen of NZ) tempering Nordic seriousness with South Pacific insouciance, chef Amanda Morris conjuring an international menu out of a Far Eastern staple at Rice, or artist Fatu Feu’u (see below) rendering Polynesian motifs in pure wool rugs, if it’s made in Auckland, it looks like the future.”


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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…