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CRANE DAUGHTER
CRANE DAUGHTER

My daughter Arabella had her last day at school today. Exams and university beckon.

This is the girl who, as a baby, slept in a box whilst I worked in the store and refused to ever go in a push chair.

She has had visits to Starship and has broken a few bones, most notably her wrist which also saw her visit A and E.

She has been absolutely convinced she could drive a car since the age of 10 and is currently sitting her drivers licence (no lessons from me).

She is pig-headed and opinionated which I love about …

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IN THE CLUB
IN THE CLUB

November sees the launch of the Seafarers Members Club. Auckland really needs this.

Clubs in general have seen their traditional member base age and decline. Internationally though there are a host of great clubs opening that have reinvigorated the tradition in a modern way.

Seafarers will represent the “new“ Auckland we hear so much about these days: a place to celebrate our collective success with a focus on the arts, film, music and fashion as well as business.
Based in the Seafarers Building in Britomart, it will be a contemporary club where members can go to work as well as …

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GIFFORD JACKSON
GIFFORD JACKSON

Monocle 78 has a great story on one of New Zealand’s great Industrial designers, Gifford Jackson.

Words by Simon Farrell Green.

 


PORTER BAGS
PORTER BAGS

Available this week as part of the Monocle pop up store offering is a selection of their incredibly successful collaboration with Porter Yashida. 

We have selected three styles, all of which are available in olive, navy and black.

The Shorthauler is a great bag for everyday travel - big enough to take a lap top but small enough to carry on any flight. 

The Boston is an overnight bag, the perfect size for a weekend away, or longer if you are a proficient packer.

The Tote is also great for that impromptu getaway, a heavy workload or extra shopping. 

In keeping …

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BEST OF AUCKLAND
BEST OF AUCKLAND

Our good friends at Metro Magazine are running their annual Best of Auckland issue so it’s time to vote.

Once again we have made the shortlist for best men’s clothing label alongside some of our favourite businesses including Kate Sylvester, Milse, Il Buco, Golden Dawn and Ryder. 

You can vote here for us: CLICK