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Karen Walker Launching Cool and Real Wedding Line

Karen Walker Launching Cool and Real Wedding Line

New Zealand-based designer Karen Walker is expanding her business to include a fully-fledged bridal line, Karen Walker Atelier, according to Vogue magazine. To anyone who knows Walker’s kaleidoscopic prints, funky sunglasses, and approachable price point,…

Champagne Guru Nick Lane Discusses Vintage

Champagne Guru Nick Lane Discusses Vintage

“It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to visit three of France’s most prestigious champagne maisons in just one day,” Kylie McLaughlin writes for a story featured online at The Australian Financial Review. McLaughlin travels…

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker Drops New Invivo Wine

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker Drops New Invivo Wine

In February, Food & Wine magazine first caught wind of Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest project – her own line of wines, in collaboration with Auckland-based wine company Invivo & Co. Last week, the publication…

Monique Fiso Shows Gordon Ramsay How It’s Done

Monique Fiso Shows Gordon Ramsay How It’s Done

He’s been exploring the world while cooking for his new TV series on National Geographic, Olivia Wheeler reports for the Daily Mail. And during the second episode of the show, Gordon Ramsay, 52, travelled…

Waiheke’s Man O’ War Vineyards is Otherworldly

Waiheke’s Man O’ War Vineyards is Otherworldly

Luxury and lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler is “currently obsessed” with Man O’ War Vineyards on Waiheke Island. “When I was planning a vacation to New Zealand earlier this year, Traveler’s resident Kiwi expert Erin…

Caravan’s Trio of Nomads to Open Vardo in Chelsea

Caravan’s Trio of Nomads to Open Vardo in Chelsea

Caravan Restaurants, the London group owned by New Zealanders and largely responsible for mainstreaming London specialty coffee a decade ago, has announced it will open at Duke of York Square off the King’s Road…

Georgia Jay Turns Off-Cuts into Playful Bags

Georgia Jay Turns Off-Cuts into Playful Bags

New Zealand-based designer Georgia Davison first began working with leather in 2012. She tells Australian online city guide, Broadsheet: “I remember getting a leather pillowcase from a fair, and myself a funny little…

Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019

Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019

Nineteen year old kiwi Grace Stratton, founder of accessible fashion website allisforall.com (AIFA), has been recognised as one of American InStyle magazine’s 50 Badass Women for 2019 https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/50-badass-women-2019 – a list of ‘women…

Touring Neil Robson’s Rebel Chocolate Factory

Touring Neil Robson’s Rebel Chocolate Factory

For World Chocolate Day, New Zealander and chocoholic Dr Neil Robson gave Glasgow Live an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at Rebel Chocolate, where reporter Gary Armstrong discovered how Robson’s two-man mini factory was bringing…

Obama Gets His Allbirds On

Obama Gets His Allbirds On

They say you can judge a man by his shoes, according to The Telegraph’s Tamara Abraham, so when Barack Obama stepped out in the south of France in June, a handful of eagle-eyed fans were…

Janaya Wilkins Makes Swimsuits From Plants

Janaya Wilkins Makes Swimsuits From Plants

New Zealander Janaya Wilkins grew up exploring the country’s beaches and the sports they entailed, Esha Chhabra writes in an article published on the Forbes news site. After travelling the world, Wilkins returned to…

Top Chef Ben Shewry Rewriting Bush Tucker Menu

Top Chef Ben Shewry Rewriting Bush Tucker Menu

When Ben Shewry appeared on Chef’s Table – the Netflix series on the world’s greatest culinary stars – in 2015, the New Zealand-born chef-proprietor was on the crest of a wave, Corinna Hardgrave writes…

Summer Styling with Emilia Wickstead

Summer Styling with Emilia Wickstead

New Zealander Emilia Wickstead, “arguably one of modern-day fashion’s most modest and functional designers”, talks to Grazia Middle East about the about the “intricacies of summer dressing”. It may come as a surprise then that…

How an American Became a Central Otago Winemaker

How an American Became a Central Otago Winemaker

Jen Parr was recently nominated by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine as one of 6 finalists for New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2019. How did she end up on that list? A former…

Winemaker of the Year is Richard Batchelor

Winemaker of the Year is Richard Batchelor

New Zealand-born winemaker Richard Batchelor of Washington’s Maryhill Winery earned the 2019 Winemaker of the Year trophy at the annual Indy International Wine Competition, held in late May. Yahoo reports on the industry win. The…

Sake Expert Rebekah Wilson-Lye on Sake Culture

Sake Expert Rebekah Wilson-Lye on Sake Culture

International PR and marketing manager at Japan Craft Sake Company, New Zealander Rebekah Wilson-Lye, 44, is profiled in The Japan Times. Wilson-Lye tells the Times that she discovered sake 14 years ago at the welcoming…

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New Zealander Gosia Piatek, who The Guardian’s Alexandra Spring features in an…

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently opened in the city’s Deansgate area. Daisy Jackson…

Store Your Bike in Velohawk’s Bespoke Pods

Store Your Bike in Velohawk’s Bespoke Pods

This is what Rouleur magazine had to say about the New Zealand-created innovation, the Velohawk: “So you’ve decided, picked out and bought your dream bike. It’s delivered, well protected and built with a precision…

New Head Chef at Etta is Charley Snadden-Wilson

New Head Chef at Etta is Charley Snadden-Wilson

Melbourne’s refined-but-casual diner, Etta, last week announced that former Ramblr head chef, New Zealander Charley Snadden-Wilson is now heading up the kitchen. The news comes after Etta’s original head chef, another New Zealander, Hayden…

How Scapegrace Gin Beat the Best in the World

How Scapegrace Gin Beat the Best in the World

Late last year news emerged that Scapegrace, a New Zealand gin had won the highest accolade in the global industry: best London dry gin at the global International Wine and Spirits Competition. It was a…

Chef and Columnist Jess Murphy a Food Champion

Chef and Columnist Jess Murphy a Food Champion

Food columnist for the Irish Times magazine, New Zealander Jess Murphy has been named Blas na hÉireann Producers’ Champion 2019. The award is made annually in recognition of support for and promotion of Irish…

Stylist Chloe Hill Leads Anti-Minimalism Movement

Stylist Chloe Hill Leads Anti-Minimalism Movement

There’s beauty and ease in the ability to maintain a minimalist sense of style. Colours remain subdued and consistently complementary. Plus, a less-is-more approach, in essence, keeps the actual effort in getting dressed to…

Sake Changed Rebekah Wilson-Lye’s Life

Sake Changed Rebekah Wilson-Lye’s Life

Tokyo-based sake expert and International Wine Challenge (IWC) judge, New Zealander Rebekah Wilson-Lye is one of three central figures in Kampai! Sake Sisters, a documentary about women in the sake industry. Wilson-Lye is also…

Emilia Wickstead Recruits Some Important Women

Emilia Wickstead Recruits Some Important Women

When London-based designer Emilia Wickstead took inspiration from her native New Zealand to create a capsule collection with The Woolmark Company, it seemed fitting that she should ask her fellow countrywomen to model it….

Caravan Co-Founder Miles Kirby on Business in Food

Caravan Co-Founder Miles Kirby on Business in Food

Miles Kirby, New Zealand-born co-founder of restaurant and coffee-roaster Caravan, oversees a growing five-strong group in London. Kirby spoke with British daily news site BigHospitality about how he made it to the top of…

Bayley LuuTomes Plants Winning Woodland

Bayley LuuTomes Plants Winning Woodland

“(An) exhibit that defied regular display-garden expectations (at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show) was the one created by New Zealand designer Bayley LuuTomes,” Megan Backhouse reports for The Sydney Morning Herald. “While…

Surfwear Company Salt Gypsy Supports Slow Fashion

Surfwear Company Salt Gypsy Supports Slow Fashion

In light of recent calls to action from Australian consumers, the Australian fashion industry and Australian fashion brands have made their sustainability and ethical practices more transparent so we can look good and feel…

Chef Monica Galetti Recounts Rise to Cooking Fame

Chef Monica Galetti Recounts Rise to Cooking Fame

Samoan-born New Zealand chef Monica Galetti was the first woman to become head chef at La Gavroche and now runs her own restaurant, Mere, in London with her husband. Galetti talks to Britain’s Independent…

Feijoas Are a National Pastime

Feijoas Are a National Pastime

The little green fruit that’s native to Brazil, feijoa, is one of the most vitamin C-rich foods you can eat. But just for the record, New Zealand discovered them before Australia. “We’re going to smash…

Designer Richard Clarkson Looks to the Stars

Designer Richard Clarkson Looks to the Stars

Intrepid visitors to the Architectural Digest Design Show on in New York during March braved lashings of chilly rain to get there. But inside, the elements were the source of inspiration, and included an exhibition…

Garden Designer Bayley LuuTomes Wins in Melbourne

Garden Designer Bayley LuuTomes Wins in Melbourne

New Zealand garden designer Bayley LuuTomes has ticked a career goal off his bucket list and won a bronze medal in the process at this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show – the…

Designer Rebecca Taylor Serves Up Crisp and Breezy

Designer Rebecca Taylor Serves Up Crisp and Breezy

“Last year, Rebecca Taylor chucked up the deuces to her beloved New York City to set up shop in Paris and unveil a City of Light-inspired lineup for her Fall 2019…

Everyone’s Talking About Monica Galetti’s Mere

Everyone’s Talking About Monica Galetti’s Mere

“With a name as well-known, well-liked and well-respected as Monica Galetti, it’s no surprise Mere (the name of Monica’s mother) has people talking for all the right reasons,” Alicia Grimshaw writes in…

Georgia Fowler Models for Anwar Hadid Jewellery

Georgia Fowler Models for Anwar Hadid Jewellery

US-Palestinian model and entrepreneur Anwar Hadid, brother to models Gigi and Bella, has just released his own accessories line and called in Victoria’s Secret model New Zealander Georgia Fowler, 26, to star in the…

Margot Henderson’s Recipe for Bacon-and-Egg Pie

Margot Henderson’s Recipe for Bacon-and-Egg Pie

“This pie feels as if it is too simple to work – but it does and very easily,” according to London-based chef and caterer Margot Henderson, who dishes up her bacon-and-egg-pie recipe to Guardian…

Sophie Rowley Makes Furniture From Denim

Sophie Rowley Makes Furniture From Denim

New Zealand-born, Berlin-based designer Sophie Rowley gives new life to discarded post-consumer denim offcuts by recycling them into pieces of furniture with marble-like markings. Called Bahia Denim, Rowley’s material development project has seen her transform…

Invivo Teams Up with Sarah Jessica Parker

Invivo Teams Up with Sarah Jessica Parker

Waikato wine producer Invivo, which was started in 2008 by Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron, has teamed up with Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker to develop sauvignon blanc and rosé wines. The…

Chef Peter Gordon’s Charity Dinners a Who’s Who

Chef Peter Gordon’s Charity Dinners a Who’s Who

Twenty years ago, 20 chefs headed to the Berkeley at the behest of Peter Gordon (pictured right), the New Zealander best known at the time for his Sugar Club restaurants. With 20 tables of…

Fisher and Paykel Introduce Organic Modernism to US

Fisher and Paykel Introduce Organic Modernism to US

“What is it like to be a well established heritage brand in your own country, only to find yourself as the innovative upstart on the other side of the globe?” Design Milk’s tech editor…

Bartender Andy Griffiths Heads Singapore’s Idlewild

Bartender Andy Griffiths Heads Singapore’s Idlewild

New Zealand-born bartender Andy Griffiths has moved to Singapore to join new bar Idlewild as head of operations and creative. Taking up the position when Idlewild opens on 20 February, Griffiths…

Coffee Gets Its Mojo in Chicago

Coffee Gets Its Mojo in Chicago

New Zealand is known for its breathtaking scenery but TV station, ABC7 Chicago says one of our country’s best-known coffeehouses has been quietly serving breakfast and lunch to the Windy City’s workers for about a…

Nancy Wake Inspires Australian Designer

Nancy Wake Inspires Australian Designer

For its recent show at New York Fashion Week, in a collection called “Eye Spy”, Australian brand Zimmerman hoped some espionage of its own would add to its accolades. Sydney designer Nicky Zimmermann tapped…

Sauvignon Blanc Needs Rethinks Says Emma Jenkins

Sauvignon Blanc Needs Rethinks Says Emma Jenkins

The “elephant in the room” of the New Zealand wine industry is the fact that its star grape, sauvignon blanc, “suffers from an image problem”, according to wine writer and consultant Emma…

James Blick Takes a Tour of a Spanish Supermarket

James Blick Takes a Tour of a Spanish Supermarket

Mountains of ham, rivers of olive oil and lakes of wine: that is what to expect when you go shopping in a Spanish supermarket. New Zealand-born James Blick and his Spanish wife, Yolanda Martin…

Tip Top Savory Pies Flying Off the Shelves in US

Tip Top Savory Pies Flying Off the Shelves in US

At their new storefront in Lafayette, Colorado, Tip Top Savory Pies owners Christine Carr and Robert Morrow want to bring a slice of New Zealand culture to America in the form of hand-held meat…

Onion Dip Unites New Zealand

Onion Dip Unites New Zealand

New Zealand is home to many wonderful things, from wacky flightless birds to the real-world incarnation of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. But no matter how great of a country it truly is, New Zealand has…

Vino Bistro Uncorks in Virginia

Vino Bistro Uncorks in Virginia

For New Zealand-born sommelier and restaurateur Michael Pearce, his Vino Bistro concept seeks to bring fine dining and fine wine without the frills to the Village at Leesburg neighbourhood in Virginia, in the United…

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ron Holland

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ron Holland

Every winter, the world’s best superyacht designers and builders gather with some of the world’s most passionate yacht owners to ski, party, share ideas and inspiration, and most of all, to recognise the most…

Chef Sid Sahrawat Reinventing NZ Fine Dining

Chef Sid Sahrawat Reinventing NZ Fine Dining

Sid Sahrawat has been serving up a beautifully executed culinary adventure at his Auckland finer diner Sidart since 2009. The chef and restaurateur relocated to New Zealand from India with his wife Chand in…

Somerset Chef Myles Anderson Cooking Memories

Somerset Chef Myles Anderson Cooking Memories

While head of catering at King’s College in Somerset, UK, New Zealander Myles Anderson got the cookery bug and wanted to return to the kitchen on his own terms. Anderson wanted the freedom and creativity…

Master Class in Furniture with Cassandra Ellis

Master Class in Furniture with Cassandra Ellis

New Zealand-born furniture designer Cassandra Ellis has taken a laid-back approach to decorating her south London flat, and shares her tips for a tranquil home with the UK’s Sunday Star Times. In the past six…

When Does a Meringue Become a Pavlova?

When Does a Meringue Become a Pavlova?

“What exactly is a pavlova?” Irish Times journalist Aoife McElwain asks. And when is a pavlova an Eton Mess, or a meringue, merely a meringue? “‘I’m serving pavlova for dessert,’ announced the host of a…

New McLaren Spider a Car with Heritage

New McLaren Spider a Car with Heritage

Bruce McLaren, a New Zealander, started racing in his teens and worked his way up to Formula One driver, winning the US Grand Prix in 1959 and, at age 22, was the youngest such…

Adelaide Café Clement + Herron Shines

Adelaide Café Clement + Herron Shines

In Australian city guide Broadsheet’s coverage of this year’s café openings, “avocado” wasn’t mentioned anywhere near as much as in previous years. And that’s a good thing. Operators are straying from the cookie-cutter-cafe formula….

Chef Jess Murphy on Ireland’s Food Renaissance

Chef Jess Murphy on Ireland’s Food Renaissance

Ireland’s national cuisine is being redefined – thanks to a growing number of very ambitious chefs, including New Zealander Jess Murphy, 39, who runs Kai in Galway’s West End. “It’s a really exciting time to…