Let there be light! Our Spring issue is here

While the current reality we find ourselves in is certainly more restrictive than we envisioned when we went to print with our Spring 2021 magazine just a week ago, the theme of this issue is that the future looks brighter for us all if we follow the science and get vaccinated. And, most importantly right now, stay at home. Lucky for you then, that our latest issue delivers inspiring content to get you through the days ahead.

Championing, as we have always done, the people, places, ideas and creations that make this little country of ours great, and highlighting the global trends and movements we think you need to know about, we provide ample material for you to welcome the warmer seasons with aplomb.

Glean life lessons, advice and inspiration from the incredible people we have profiled. Lauded New Zealand poet Sam Hunt, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley and P.E Nation co-founder Pip Edwards share personal insights into their journeys, while Allbirds’ Head of Design Jamie McLellan delves into his design process in a comprehensive Masterclass, and restaurateur Tony Astle reflects on 48 years of his iconic former restaurant Antoine’s.

Elsewhere, find much to galvanize both your cooking and dining out repertoire, from recipes by three of Auckland’s top chefs to the best new openings, best burgers and best Japanese eateries. Should you be appraising your abode, we examine the latest design trends — including the whimsical appeal of the Neotenic aesthetic — and if a wardrobe update is in order, look no further than our substantial Coveted section for all the sartorial inspiration one could desire, including a stunning editorial shoot lensed by Mazen Abusrour in the United Arab Emirates.

Life-enhancing devices are given the Denizen endorsement in our Technology section, while over in Wellbeing we delve into the best beauty products and treatments to ensure you emerge from winter as radiant as can be. Our culture update includes all the best material to read, watch, listen to and book tickets for, and should you just want to get away from it all with your nearest and dearest (when national travel is safe again, of course), we introduce the most spectacular private lodges the country has to offer.

As we collectively hunker down in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19, it’s cheering to think that soon the spring flowers will be blossoming and the days will continue lengthening. If we all do our part, there is much to look forward to. We hope you enjoy the issue.

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