WEP Christmas Markets – 10 Dec 2017

After the success of last year, the West End Precinct Christmas Markets are back! For 2017, we are expanding the merriment by taking over the White Hart courtyard, King & Queen’s car park and Ozone’s landing for the day. There will be festive stalls from West End Precinct businesses as well as local artisans and […]

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Essential Summer Hair Care with Elwin Evans

By Tony Elwin // With our recent warm spring weather, we’re getting that feeling that summer is just around the corner. Yay! But with Taranaki’s wild ocean, salt spray, warm winds and pools, summer can also be a nightmare for our hair. Especially when you add humidity to the mix, which leads to dryness, breakage, […]

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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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