As our highly-anticipated new Summer issue hits the shelves, we are reminded how far we’ve come since the beginning of 2022. The time leading up to the end of the year has offered us a chance to reflect on everything we have learned, as we come face-to-face with 2023 and whatever the next chapter holds. And while the last few years have certainly been challenging, we hope that you can uncover some fun, excitement and positivity for the year ahead. In the words of our Editor-in-Chief, “… I suggest this summer, you lock up your inhibitions, toss the key somewhere you’ll never find it, throw caution to the wind, and head out with the intention of creating a rousing good time, all while leaving some fantastic, lasting memories in your wake.”
In keeping with this theme, we have curated a seasonal bible for you, full of the best things to eat, the best things to wear, what to read and listen to while you’re lying on the beach, and all the places you should be booking for next year’s holidays. Our In The Know section is filled with fascinating people doing fascinating things, alongside a comprehensive gift guide to ensure you find the perfect presents for everyone in your family. For Gastronomy, our Editor-in-Chief wraps up her series, ‘My Year of Magical Eating‘, by running through the best of the best on Auckland’s dining scene. From the most notable new openings of 2022 and the best places to book for festive celebrations to the tastiest casual eats, there is something delicious to be found here for everyone.
Over Design, we round up a list of the outdoor furniture you need for the season ahead, take you inside an exquisite home in Melbourne, and talk to an incredible New Zealand interior designer who, despite having designed some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, has been flying under the radar for far too long. Elsewhere, our Coveted pages read as an essential guide to summer style, with all the ready-to-wear, accessories and sartorial inspiration you need to achieve best-dressed status at any end-of-year party. We also delve into the life and work of fashion designer of the moment, Jonathan Anderson, to examine how his work at Loewe has made him one of the most interesting figures in the global industry.
In Wellbeing, you will find helpful advice on how to keep your visage looking radiant (despite summer’s harsh conditions) thanks to a round-up of beauty products that actually work (trust us, we’ve done the research) and a comprehensive guide to the season’s number one essential: sunscreen. We also speak to renowned, international fitness trainer and health guru, Joe Holder, about everything health, fitness and wellbeing for the year ahead.
Of course, our culture guide delivers a thorough line-up of books to read, movies and TV series to watch, albums and podcasts to listen to, and live events on from now until March 2023. We also embark on a deep dive into the work of lauded actor Cate Blanchett, in light of her extraordinary performance in the new film, Tàr (something for which there has already been significant Oscar buzz).
While for those already itching to get overseas next year, our Navigator section runs through a raft of astonishing hotels that you simply must book for an out-of-this-world experience. From a polar bear safari in Canada to an incredible, private resort in Africa — these are ones to add to the bucket list immediately.
And if all that wasn’t enough to get you excited for the season ahead, we are currently running a limited-time subscription offer that will see anyone who subscribes (either for themselves or for someone as a gift) before 5pm on Monday the 12th of December, receive the Summer issue for free, as well as going in the draw to win a year’s worth of Tronque bodycare worth $2,200. See here for more details and to enter.