1. Life’s a peach with twenty-seven names
To mark the launch of its new season campaign, twenty-seven names has once again partnered with Garage Project to create a limited edition summer brew, Peached As!
A fuzzy little take on a peach iced tea, the beer is the perfect balance of deliciously sweet and refreshingly sour notes, all in charming cans adorned with new season prints from the brand’s AW21 collection, it is what it is.
2. Natasha Wright at Sanderson Contemporary Art
New Zealand-born, New York-based artist Natasha Wright has opened her first solo exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary Art gallery. The body of work, titled A Place To Stand, comprises of expressive oil paintings and works on paper completed in New York in quarantine in 2020.
Critiquing the representation of women throughout history, Natasha’s works draw inspirations from The Three Graces, ancient fertility goddesses, Matryoshka dolls and contemporary pop culture. All are playful, yet confident representations of the female form, built upon a mixed media landscape of oils, mica, glass beads, sand, and black magnum.
A Place To Stand will be on view until February 28th at Sanderson Contemporary Art, Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street, Newmarket, Auckland.
3. Celebrate the Year of the Ox at SkyCity
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Join in the Chinese New Year festivities in the heart of Auckland city at SkyCity. Mark the beginning of the new lunar year with a firecracker display, a visit from the God of Fortune and a traditional lion dance from 5pm-8pm tonight, Friday 12th, and tomorrow, Saturday 13th.
And if that wasn’t enough, get your food fix at the SkyCity night markets – starting tonight and running each Friday this month, you can satisfy your cravings with delicious handmade dumplings, stuffed bao buns and more, plus visit the calligraphy and red packet station to create your own personalised Fu, and pick up a bundle of red packets to gift to your loved ones.
SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland.
4. Gloria in Excelsis Deo!
After closing the doors to New Zealand fashion favourite Miss Crabb in 2019, the whimsical Kristine Crabb is back with an all-new, cross-disciplinary and multi-sensory creative studio, Gloria.
Gloria’s first project is a collaboration with Kristine’s dear friend Tiffany Witehera of luxury perfume house CURIONOIR. Gloria Extrait de Parfum by CURIONOIR is a homage to Kristine’s grandmother Gloria, to her strength, independence and garden – with a bouquet of jasmine, mimosa, freesia, camelia, lily of the valley and clove bud, on a bed of sandalwood and ambergris.
Shop the fragrance exclusively online, or book a one-on-one appointment at Kristine’s showroom to experience the scent.
5. Kowtow’s vivid new palette
Kowtow – champion of the industry’s ethical, sustainable and circular practices – has just launched the first drop of its highly anticipated autumn winter 2021 collection.
Building Block, Kowtow’s organic cotton basics capsule, celebrates the brand’s 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton accreditation with a vivid colour palette of iris, evergreen, bright blue and bold purple red stripe.
FQ’s pick from the range? The Square Tee in Iris to brighten the gloomiest of days, and the Frill Tee, available in black or white, for an adventurous take on the classic tee.
Shop Kowtow Building Block online now.