The new ultra-luxe womenswear label you need to know

Following his successful launch into men’s tailoring, E. von Dadelszen is turning his attention to women.

Hot off the back of his luxury menswear debut earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before local designer Eddie von Dadelszen launched his eponymous womenswear line. Just some months later, what is probably the most luxurious collection of custom order and ready-to-wear pieces to ever be launched on our shores, E. von Dadelszen is now available for women with a penchant for the ultra premium.

Establishing a reputation for suits worthy of a spot in the next Bond flick, the local style savant behind the brand is delivering his impeccable service and style via a succinct edit of impeccably crafted garments made from internationally-sourced fabrics and materials. Inspired by his fiancé and muse, jewellery designer Constance Cummings, the inaugural collection encompasses slick, customised suiting, shirting & knitwear for workday wear, and slim-cut tuxedos, silk blouses and dresses for after hours.

Von Dadelszen’s experience in made-to-order tailoring ensures every piece hugs and hangs in all the right places, and an appointment at the designer’s Britomart showroom is not complete without door-to-door valet parking service or a glass of chilled Perrier Jouët on arrival. Sophisticated, feminine and sexy (as the exquisite sashay-inducing gown elegantly displays), the new collection is available in store now.

E. von Dadelszen

Level 1, Buckland Building
34 Customs Street East
Britomart
Auckland
(accessed from Gore Street)

09 216 8760

www.dadelszen.com

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A sneak peek at Sidart’s incredible new look

Ponsonby’s (and arguably Auckland’s) most esteemed fine-dining institution is putting a fresh foot forward following a stealth renovation that has been simmering away behind closed doors for the past few months. The acclaimed Sidart will be increasing its dining capacity by 20 seats thanks to the establishment of a contemporary new entranceway, bar and dining area called the Alhambra Room — a nod to the beloved predecessor restaurant that closed down in 2006.

Here, guests can sip on almighty cocktails created by newcomer Caellen Sparkes (MASU/The Jefferson) at the stunning new marble bar while they await the highly-anticipated dining experience destined to follow. Boasting a unique view over the sparkling Auckland skyline, the restaurant’s white linen tablecloths have been whipped away, replaced instead by bare oak tabletops that complement the moody deep blue hues and crisp details throughout. With the plush finishings and winsome materials masterfully put in place by the team at Orb Design, we barely need coaxing to book in for an evening at the new and improved Sidart.

Sidart

Three Lamps Plaza
Level 1/283 Ponsonby Rd
Ponsonby

(09) 360 2122

www.sidart.co.nz

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Source Cafe — This family-friendly eatery is well worth the drive

Hipsters of Howick, the brunch/lunch spot of your dreams has landed at your doorstep.

Come on now, it’s not that Auckland’s eastern ‘burbs lack a food scene… on the contrary, nobody is going to go hungry with the likes of The Burbs or Xacuti in the ‘hood. But, we’re pretty sure the Howickians in our midst wouldn’t turn their noses up at a few more options to add to the mix. And so, heeding the call for a family-friendly spot serving up eats that prioritise provenance, it’s fair to say an audible, overjoyed sigh swept forth as soon as the doors at Source Cafe in Pakuranga opened last Friday.

Endeavouring to go straight to the ‘source’ (hence the name), Nik Webb-Shephard, Nikki Prendergast and Michelle Pratt decided it was time to take a concept they had long talked about and turn it into something a little more tangible. Working closely with the Think and Shift designers, the expansive sun-soaked space (built from scratch) is more than a cafe, it’s a beacon of hope — from the chair you settle on to the eggs bene you dive knife-first into — for those who favour ethical and sustainably sourced goods (the on-site shelves are brimming with them) that also celebrate the local manufacturers and grocers that make it all possible.

Open for brunch and lunch — with a pipe dream to make the most of the evening hours — the ‘from paddock to plate’ approach is alive and well here. Start the day with the delightful toasted granola served with coconut yoghurt topped with berry compote or, opt for the French Toast Roll Ups where the cinnamon dusted morsels are served with Raglan coconut yoghurt, maple syrup, berry compote and grilled banana — either way, you won’t be disappointed. Also on offer, Best Ugly Bagels ready to be filled with everything from salmon to bacon, or try the house made beans with chorizo, poached egg and tomato.

And, with an early childhood centre conveniently located next door (as well as a menu catering specially to your pint-sized foodie), it’s only a matter of time before this becomes the sanity-saving source for parentals as well as those living out east looking to lure their city-dwelling nearest and dearest out to the ‘burbs for the 3Cs: coffee, cake and a catch-up.

Open 7 days a week from 7am-4pm, for more information, view their Facebook page here.

Source Cafe

149 Cascades Road
Pakuranga Heights
Pakuranga
Auckland

027 244 4533

www.sourcecafe.co.nz

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The Norlan
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The Cube Glass

3 glasses for people who take their scotch neat

The quest for the perfect vessel by which to appreciate the liquid gold is one rarely fulfilled by aficionados. The following three specimens are options that any lover of the top shelf pour would be duly proud of.

The Norlan
Touted as the glass that ‘changes whisky’, the Norlan is answering the plight of whisky experts far and wide. Developed through the process of combining fluid dynamics, material design, and, most importantly, a bona fide love of the good stuff, the eye-catching design makes this a conversation-starting tumbler to behold. (www.norlanglass.com)

Denver & Liely
Vast R&D has given way to this minimalist glass by Denver & Liely. Its super wide base is designed to maximise the surface area from which the peaty, full-bodied nose can be funnelled into one succinct bouquet. What’s most lovable about the streamlined vessel, however, is that it allows for the true exploration of your chosen tipple’s full character. (www.denverandliely.com)

The Cube Glass
The drawcard of the cube glass is that if you keep it in your freezer, it can drop the temp on that scotch without watering it down. Designed by Nate Cotterman, the glass comes with a solid glass cube fused inside. And even if you aren’t keeping it in your freezer, it will be your prized tumbler for its slick design alone. (www.natecotterman.com)

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Uni-ko — Meet the haute Korean food truck upping the ante on the street food scene

It's high time you met the Korean food truck taking fine dining to the streets.

This isn’t street food as you know it. Heck, it isn’t even Korean food as you know it. Named after the uniquely oriental flavours it expertly showcases on a plate, modern Korean food truck Uni-Ko is well on its way to acquiring cult status on the market circuit. Taking the meals on wheels scene by storm with a highly refined approach, the mastermind behind the epic combinations and artist in charge of assembling these edible works of art, Min, decided to use the time he spent working and honing his skills at Meredith’s to bring fine dining to the streets.

Intent on making everything from scratch the dishes span everything from vegan delights to ones destined to appease the most devoted of carnivores. To whet your appetite, there’s the vegan Monk’s Salad that spotlights roasted veges, avocado purée, Jerusalem artichoke kimchi and a drizzle of oriental dressing. Then there’s the 24-hour slow cooked pork belly lying on a bed of kumara miso purée, roasted pumpkin, asparagus, finished with a sprinkling of puffed buckwheat. But, to leave without sampling the Korean BBQ beef cheek is a crime… the roasted beetroot, homemade rice cracker and pickled daikon give the dish a zingy lift and that galbi sauce… our mouths are watering at the mere thought of it.

For a street-level front row ‘seat’ to this fine dining experience, we suggest you head on over to The Station Bagelry and Bar, 2 Beresford Square this Saturday where Uni-Ko will be serving up the goods from 2pm till late. To keep an eye on their whereabouts from here on out, follow them on Facebook here.

Image credit: Shovik Nandi Photography

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Urban Spirit Duffle
Urban Spirit Wallet
Urban Spirit Duffle
Urban Spirit Backpack

The suave anti-identity theft kit every gentleman needs

At first glance, Montblanc’s latest collection of carriers boasts the sort of stylish finesse and quality the brand is synonymous with. However, upon closer inspection, there’s more to the supple, handsome (and handy) Italian leather façade than meets the eye.

Endeavouring to ensure your personal information is kept, well… personal, the German luxury brand’s Urban Spirit collection is a modern traveller’s dream, housing innovative functionality for optimum reliability and security. Fitted with a special lining — also known as the Montblanc Shield — each of the sleekly versatile pieces within the collection come with increased protection against unauthorised reading, copying or tampering when it comes to the classified data found in chips of credit cards and passports. This formidable alliance of craftsmanship and technology is unequivocal.

At the forefront of both business and pleasure, the Urban Spirit’s assemblage — from a full grain cowhide wallet to the tote bag with cufflink closure that can easily transform from daytime work bag to small duffle — is perfect for the modern day wanderers within your midst who often masquerade as those particularly tricky to buy for this time of year.

To peruse the entire collection, visit the website below. 

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Bowl and Arrow

The new smoothie savants upping the gastro game in Orakei Village.

Coconut cream, banana, cacao and dates whizzed into a frenzy and topped with freeze dried strawberries and fresh fruit — let’s face it folks, smoothie bowls are just desserts in disguise. A delectably wholesome excuse to indulge in the sweet side first thing in the morning, we’re all for the pudding-like potions and no one does them quite like Bowl and Arrow.

After delighting Aucklanders with their catering company’s hearty offerings at gatherings across the city, owners Leisha Rae and Hannah Bryan have now found a more permanent home at Orakei Village for their seed-sprinkled creations. Dishing up the bountiful bowls alongside a cabinet of not-so-naughty treats like paleo muffins, energy balls and raw ginger slice, the little eatery nook is already going down a treat, as proved by the steady stream of builders, mums, teens and office workers that rolled in as we sat happily slurping down our ‘Six Pack’ and ‘Summer Bod’ bowls. With fresh juices, Espresso Workshop coffee (we went for the iced iteration) and the gym-appropriate opening time of 7am, Bowl and Arrow is the most inviting new vitamin fix in town.

Adding some culinary pulling power to Orakei Village’s ongoing glam-up which is soon to see Farro Fresh, Brothers Beer and The Botanist florist also move in, the pretty pudding-esque smoothie bowls are giving us a chance to refuel in the most delicious way possible.

Bowl and Arrow

Orakei Bay Village
228 Orakei Road
Remuera

www.bowlandarrow.co.nz

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This converted bunker is the ultimate bachelor pad

Nothing speaks of masculinity more articulately than a concrete abode, let alone one that was formerly a World War II bunker. Located in Hamburg’s Ottenson neighbourhood, the once impenetrable air raid shelter — its walls four metres thick in concrete — once provided refuge for patients and staff of the maternity hospitable located opposite. Now, however, it has been transformed under the adroit vision of Stephen Williams Associates into a refined, one-bedroom abode fit for a single man (or discerning woman). One of our favourite features has to be the crittall-style glass wall that separates the bedroom from the open-plan living area that is furnished with pieces from the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen and Cassina might we add. And, if a sojourn to Hamburg is on the cards, this very sexy apartment will be available to rent from March 2017 onwards.

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The Friday Feed: Yung Jake

When LA-based artist-rapper-internet personality Yung Jake was asked for an interview with Complex Magazine, he agreed, on one condition — it had to be done via text. About as Generation WHY as it gets, it seemed like a bizarre request to us at first, but as we learnt a little more about the multi-hyphenate and his intriguing Emoji art, we got it… sort of. Exploring the space where technology and art coexist, Jake claims to have been “born on the internet” and builds his celebrity portraits from thousands of the tiny wee pictures. With images of all Hollywood’s cool cats like Pharrell and Kimmy K who he counts as friends, as well as cult favourite Larry David and the President-elect himself, whether you like it or hate it, there’s no denying his emoji-infused art which you can peruse here, is impressive.

 

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The perfect pairing

There are few interior fashions that have weathered quite so well as the elegant pairing of black and gold. A timeless partnership favoured by Pharaohs, royalty, Hollywood and the rest, the eternally luxurious look has the ability to elevate any abode. Taking a gilded leaf out of this enduring trend’s book, we’re thinking it may be time to add a touch of luxe to our homes, and these arresting accoutrements seem like the perfect place to start.

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Polo Players New York framed photograph
Solaris mirror
Zebra framed photograph
Ungaro console table
Brass Maharaja wine cooler
Emerald table lamp
Golden Dragon vase

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1948 Porsche Roadster photograph
Antares chandelier
1938 Bugatti Atlantic framed photograph
Crystal glass and brass Pineapple
Vivienne Box
Lungarno table lamp
Margiela table lamp

Trenzseater

80 Parnell Road
Parnell
Auckland

09 303 4151

www.trenzseater.com

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