Las Vegas Strip Club is a landmark on Karangahape Road. Five decades old - give or take and arguably Auckland's first strip bar.
It is definitely woven into the fabric of Auckland’s seedier side. It’s history could fill a book.
Now the site and aspects of that history have been reinvigorated into a new club / bar. The toilets have been refurbished and there is some nice new leather booth seating.
The beer is better, although they still serve Lion Brown, and the acts are just as weird; they just have Instagram accounts now.
It is still a little bit grubby, which is interesting, but as a late night drinking venue it feels like a good spot to end your night; only to see it start all over again and then you’re in a taxi and the birds are singing kind of place.
Hastings Distillers feels like an anomaly: a luxury, boutique organic distillery - New Zealand’s first - located in the heart of traditional wine country. The brainchild of Kate Galloway and David Ramonteu, both veteran winemakers themselves, Hastings Distillers specialises in gin, and has recently added it’s L’Opera orange liqueur to the offer, with vermouth soon...
Good design is timeless, whether it’s a beautiful piece of clothing or a considered piece of furniture. It’s something that former Crane Brothers alum Daniel Johnson knows plenty about, and with Kiosk, his new vintage business, he’s approaching mid-century design with a fresh perspective, celebrating the colourful, the sculptural and the eccentric. We sat down...
Webb’s is running an extensive online auction of photographs of the Royal Family in New Zealand. The photographs are sourced from the Fairfax Media archives, an Aladdin's cave of imagery. Conveniently launched over Queen’s Birthday weekend, the auction is seeing frantic bidding wars erupt over these iconic photographs. There are over 700 photographs presented in more...