Our new Winter Issue is here, celebrating our Hospo Heroes winners and the best of the season ahead

Once again embarking on our effort to highlight the best of the best in local hospitality, our new Winter Issue delivers the highly-anticipated results of our Hospo Heroes awards, in association with American Express. Peruse the winners and the honourable mentions in each category — voted by you — for some winter dining inspiration. May it serve as a reminder that there really is no better time than the cold season to support our stellar hospitality industry and show appreciation to the people who continue to serve us with grace and warmth (despite the myriad challenges they have had to overcome in the last couple of years).

Elsewhere, we have rounded up the best in design, and the trends to know from the FW22 runways so that you may give your homes and looks a timely update. If you’re heading to the snow this winter, consult our in-depth ski-wear edit to ensure your first tracks make a bold first impression; or if you are using this season to re-think your wardrobe, look no further than our interview with Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman (of Camilla and Marc) who offer a Masterclass in style and business (and speak to the essential pieces everyone needs).

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Alongside the curated line-up of things to wear and brands to know in our fashion pages, we have shone a particular light on Van Cleef & Arpels — celebrating the opening of its first store in New Zealand. Our cover shoot showcases some the brand’s most exquisite pieces of high jewellery paired with the latest ready-to-wear from the likes of Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alexander Vauthier and Alaīa.

Over in our Wellbeing pages, writer Tess Patrick explores the benefits of Botox that go deeper than the surface, we reveal why Spring Spa’s latest spa concept has us booking plane tickets and we delve into the local perfume atelier reimagining how we wear fragrance.

And if it’s cultural inspiration you’re after, our detailed guide on what to read, watch and listen to while tucked up on the sofa will keep you entertained and totally engrossed. With the return of in-person events, we have also delved into some of the shows and exhibitions to book tickets to in the coming months.

Further afield, our Editor-in-Chief takes her regular food column, ‘My Year of Magical Eating’ to Queenstown with a whirlwind 48-hour eating extravaganza that documents some of the tastiest places and dishes in the area. If you’re heading south for the holidays, allow this in-depth guide to be your bible.

From design to fashion to beauty and wellbeing and of course, the very best food in Auckland and beyond, our new Winter Issue is designed to keep you in the know and help you navigate the season ahead with elegance and enthusiasm.


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