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Interview

Sophie Mackinnon, London-based Recipe Developer & Stylist

Sophie Mackinnon has spent the last 15 years in London, 10 of which have been spent working as a recipe developer and food stylist across books, TV and magazines.

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Jax Lee – Kings Truffles, Canterbury

Jax Lee is the General Manager of Kings Truffles, leading the team and their truffle farm with over 6000 trees across North Canterbury. Originally founded in 2003 by her parents Bill and Susie, Jax came on a few years later help the family-run business deliver their premium grade truffles to customers all over the world.

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Scott Fitzsimons, multi-disciplinary Design Director

A background in industrial and furniture design led Scott Fitzsimons to start his own multi-disciplinary design studio, which sees him creating original, purposeful objects and spaces for a range of brands across Aotearoa, including Ashley & Co.

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Creative process and design philosophy with Buster Caldwell

The inimitable Buster Caldwell, Creative Director of award winning Auckland interior design studio, Wonder Group

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A couple of Honest Wolves

We had the chance to chat with one lovely half of Honest Wolf, Sophie Hurley.

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Photo journal

Weekend Adventures: 48 hours in the Southern Lakes District.

48 hours in heaven: Where to eat, sleep, drink and shop.

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Food

Favourite flavours: what we're eating & where.

Delighting the senses with deliciousness; some of the top spots in Auckland, Wānaka and Melbourne.

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Dwayne Rowsell on Boxing, Fitness and Community

Studio Box – a welcoming place to show up, not show off

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Pamela Sidhu speaks to movement

We sat and talked with Pamela Sidhu about her practices in Yoga and Pilates and the pillar this has become in her life.

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Garden Tales with Lucy Donaldson

Raglan local Lucy Donaldson is well-known for her self-sufficient garden @gardentalesnz and is now synonymous with gluten-free goodness via her brand of loaves.

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Discover the story behind Ima Cuisine

Israeli-born founder Yael Shochat started the Middle Eastern restaurant 19 years ago and never intended it to be a bakery, but come Easter each year, Yael and her team work day and night to make thousands of hot cross buns. It’s only fitting that after weeks of 20-hour days, Yael now gets to enjoy a quiet Passover with family and friends.

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Beyond the pages, meet Mandy of Bookety Book Books

As book lovers ourselves, we were excited to speak with Mandy and hear about her favourite reads, where she looks for her next book and how the Bookety Book Books community has grown over the past three years. Our to-read list just got a whole lot bigger…

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This International Women's Day, meet Camille & Leda.

We love women. That’s obvious. We also adore dogs. So to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 who better to talk to than Leda Taylor and her wife Camille, the terrific twosome behind Follow The Leda.

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Resetting the clock: engaging the senses and slowing down in nature.

As part of our Out & About series, this week we catch up with Jackie Houghton from Fleetwood on Waiheke Island.

Fleetwood offers a perfect place to slow down, unwind and reconnect in the peaceful location of Awaawaroa Valley.

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Food

Perfect for festive sharing, try Gretchen’s delicious Herby Feta and Pistachio Dip.

Gretchen Lowe is a self-taught cook, food stylist and photographer. As a busy mother and wife her approach to food is all about deliciousness without the fuss.

Loaded with flavour, her recipes are designed for easy and fun fare, ideally shared with family and friends. As we approach the festive season, what could be better than this delicious dip paired perfectly with some seeded crackers?

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Spice of life. A fragrant winter warmer with a bit of a kick.

This flavoursome recipe brought to you by Jackie Ashley, our Founder of Ashley & Co, is an absolutely delicious dish to enjoy during the colder months and beyond! It’s fragrant, warming and comforting, and is packed full of goodness to fuel you through the winter days.

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Make the most of Easter break. Gather and share together.

Easter is a great opportunity to take the time to unwind with friends and family. If the weather co-operates,

sharing a bite together outside is always a pleasure. If you’re at home or away for the holidays, we’ve got a delicious recipe for you, designed for sharing and sure to please.

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A saucy number with a healthy twist

Brought to you by Jackie Ashley, our Founder of Ashley & Co, this chicken satay with peanut sauce is quintessential Malaysian street food. Here she has turned it into a saucier number and served it with quinoa for a healthy twist. Served with a smashed cucumber salad that’s so refreshingly cool, you’ll want to break it out at your next dinner party!

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Time for sharing. Recipes for a great Easter.

Easter is a great opportunity to take the time to unwind with friends and family. If the weather co-operates,

sharing a bite together outside is always a pleasure. If you’re at home or away for the holidays, we’ve got two delicious recipes, one savory, one sweet. Both are designed for sharing and are sure to please.

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Wellness

Tune in: A guided meditation just for you.

Take the time to tune into the good.
We’re excited to be able to share an amazing resource. Our friend Sarah Lindsay from SALA has developed a short, guided sensory meditation just for our community.

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