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Thursday, March 16th 2017

Secluded Sanctuary.

Amidst the chaos of everyday life, we long for tranquility and seclusion. We’re dreaming of beautiful places hidden away, of quiet days and peaceful nights, and an agenda marked only with the task of complete relaxation.

Nestled on the flourishing banks of the Waikato River on New Zealand's North Island, Huka Lodge is one of our favorite destinations for pure, indulgent escapism. Overlooking hypnotic rapids and wild forests, thoughts are quietened by the immense energy of Huka’s surrounds. Think open fires and starlit skies; a luxury oasis soundtracked to foaming waters and the sounds of local fauna.

For those searching for an excuse to escape and rejuvenate, we are excited to announce Huka is hosting an exclusive Wellness Retreat Weekend from September 15-16, 2017. Spend a weekend in the Lodge’s luxe surrounds, reflecting, relaxing, focusing on mindfulness and finding wellness. Availability is strictly limited. To secure your place, book through their website.

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Champagne & Stars

If you’ve got plans this weekend we suggest you cancel them STAT and book a weekend over the ditch at our favourite hidden gem in New Zealand, the luxurious Huka Lodge.

Presented with their compliments (at no additional cost to the usual rate!), this Saturday 3 September, they are hosting a luxurious champagne affair with renowned Louis Roederer ambassador Ben Longhurst. Join him on an exquisite journey of the palate alonside Executive Chef Paul Froggatt, for five beautifully presented dishes and expertly matched cuvée over an evening of unparalleled excellence. To make your booking for this magical event at the stunning Huka Lodge, see here.

Sunday, June 12th 2016

Highlights This Week

This week we reflect on the perfection of Courtney Ilfield’s striking photography (above), a master of quiet intimacy and poignant storytelling, through the lens. Not content with nailing portraiture, this multifaceted creative, also launched her own bridal label recently, Lola Varma (pictured below). Think luxe fabrics and effortless cuts for an uncomplicated take on modern beauty. 

Diving through the work by Rose Apple Flowers (pictured above), we’re dreaming of romantic Spring weddings, spilling with wildly composed, fragrant blooms. 

Fine jewelry favourite Natalie Marie has wowed us once again with her new bespoke offer of striking rings. Wear clustered (as below) or singularly, for equal statement

New York based Alexandra Grecco continually surprises us with her unexpected palette of pastel tints and soft dusky hues. This gown (below) one of our favourites, offers a cascade of botanicals down a daring silhouette. Femininity personified. 

We’re envisaging the perfect coupling of a delicate gilded crown (this heirloom inspired piece by Naturae Design, above) with Jenny Packhams’s ethereal mid-summer nights dream inspired Spring 2016 Collection (pictured below). Melbourne brides, be sure to make an appointment at Le Louvre for access to these spectacular gowns (& an incredible edit of bridal by designers like Marchesa and Lanvin). 

As we head into a southern hemisphere Winter, we’re dreaming of long hot baths and the softly spoken luxury of Loom towels, tasselled bohemian perfection (above). 

Our minds drift back to Summer celebrations at Contemporary Hotels’ Palm Beach property we were lucky enough to call home for a few days earlier this year, waking up to this ocean view (below). 

And for some all out escapism, we’re plotting a trip to Fiji’s Dolphin Island (the stuff of Robinson Crusoe tropical island fantasies), whilst booking in a mid-winter break closer to home, at New Zealand’s unbelievably luxe and tranquil Huka Lodge. Did someone say giant bathtub and a glass of red wine?

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