Gelato vs Ice Cream

Gelato Vs Ice Cream…what’s the difference? We are often asked “what is gelato, and what makes it different from ice cream?” ….well to the untrained taste buds of a five year old, there probably is no difference because if you place a bowl of frozen dessert in front of them they wouldn’t care what it […]

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Five Favourite Winter Beer Styles

Stout/Porter Stouts and Porters are famed as being the traditional beer of choice in the cooler months of the year. Often viewed as being heavy beers that equate to a meal in a glass, they are commonly shied away from by those new to the beer world. In reality, they are a fantastic introduction to […]

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Gin Tasting

When you’re invited to a gin tasting, I’m not sure there’s any other response then “I’ll be there”. I bound over to Strategy Collectives’ headquarters and am introduced to Jo and Dave James, the owners of an exciting New Plymouth startup; Begin Distilling. I spy a row of glass bottles all identified only by a number. […]

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The Art of Choosing Art

King & Queen Hotel Suites is home to a vast collection of local and international artwork. Every piece has been carefully chosen by the owners of the hotel. Finding the right piece of art to complement the design of the property, room décor, furnishings and colour palette was very important. Meeting the artist in person, […]

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How to wear: Winter Floral

Floral patterns aren’t just for the summer seasons. This winter we have several styles in different floral prints to suit everybody’s wardrobe. Adding a floral jacket to your wardrobe creates a variety of looks that can be dressed up or down. Floral patterns work with other patterns as well as giving a simple look a beautiful twist. Casual Add a bit […]

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What plants are in those hanging woks?

The White Hart central courtyard is an amazing space for everyone lucky enough to use it. Here at Plantation we like to keep this space feeling lush with flora for the public to enjoy. One of the most unique aspects of this space are the hanging planted woks. These woks are packed with plants and […]

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Real Estate Update From Angela

Greetings from Angela at Robert Angus Real Estate. Wow here we are in May and suddenly it’s time to get out our winter coats and scarves. Along with the change in temperature we appear to be experiencing a change in the housing market. Nationally demand for residential housing has reduced by 13.8%. A cooling in […]

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West End Precinct Easter Weekend Guide

Easter Weekend list of things to try and do while in the West End Precinct over the holiday.   THE PUBLIC CATERING COMPANY It’s not Easter without hot cross buns. Head into Public Catering Company to get your Easter sweet treat. Easter Weekend hours: Friday 8am-3:30pm  |  Saturday 8am-3:30pm  |  Sunday 9am-3pm  |  Monday 8am-3.30pm OZONE […]

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5 Shades of Prosecco

Who does not know what Prosecco is? Now to that question is easy: nobody, or almost. But are you really sure you know it? If I asked you to describe Prosecco in a few words, I bet 90% of you would say to me: it’s an Italian sparkling wine, like Champagne but cheaper. Sorry to […]

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Interior Plants are back on Trend

Interior plants are back on trend and for good reason. Indoor plants can add a splash of colour and liven up even the dullest room. Apart from aesthetics, indoor plants have many other useful characteristics. The benefits of living plants cannot be replicated, so please don’t go out and buy a tacky plastic lookalike. Aesthetics […]

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