If you’re in Auckland for New Zealand Fashion Week and looking to make the most of your experience, there is no shortage of places to visit and things to see.
Whether you are keen to check out the fashion, or have a bit of downtime away from all the stylish action, we’ve got all the must-do pit stops, whatever your plans…
Start the day with breakfast or brunch at Dear Jervois. While the menu is vast and contains classic fare such as pancakes, omelettes and eggs benedict there are also options for the more adventurous eater, including matcha waffles with Nicecream, paleo nuts, quinoa crunch, raspberry mascarpone and maple syrup; a roast cauliflower and white bean soup; or a zucchini fritter with beetroot, micro herbs, pine nuts, pecorino and lemon sour cream.
A one-stop shop for both local and international designers, The Shelter stocks brands including Taylor, Jimmy D, Henrik Vibskov and MM6 – Martin Margelia. The in-store café Eat @ The Shelter boasts a beautiful brunch menu with cold-pressed juices and Eighthirty Coffee to boot. You’ll be pleased to know that since you’re on Ponsonby Road already, you’ll only be a short walk away from the boutiques including Lonely, Juliette Hogan, Kate Sylvester, Karen Walker, Zambesi and Moochi. What more could you possibly want?
After a jaunt along Ponsonby Road for your fix of local designer boutiques, stop by Prego for a glass of wine and more than one plate of calamari. If the weather permits, the outdoor courtyard is the perfect Ponsonby Road people-watching perch. Note from a seasoned pro: Whatever the fish special is, it’ll be a winner – especially if it’s the crispy skin snapper.