Women's Lifestyle

Good Issue 64 March 2019

Good is the magazine for people who think and care about the everyday choices they make. Good is filled with inspirational stories, world-changing ideas and practical, down-to-earth advice on what to eat, grow, wear and more. Good is all about making better choices for your home, health, family and the community around you. It celebrates handcrafted, natural and simple pleasures and helps you to reconnect with things that really matter.

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Lara Wyatt Lara is Good’s new digital editor. When she’s not writing up a storm or updating all of Good’s social media platforms, she spends a lot of time knitting and hanging out with her cats. She’s also very involved in South Auckland’s amateur theatre world (backstage), and from her home she runs The Aunties Shop – which sells pre-loved designer clothes with funds going to The Aunties. Tracey Sunderland Tracey is a chef and food writer, having started her career as a chef’s apprentice at a large five-star hotel in Auckland. She then travelled overseas and spent time working and cooking in foreign kitchens. “A lot of my cooking and inspirations comes from my early stints of living in the Greek Islands, Lucerne and St Moritz,” she says. Tracey launched her catering…

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explore christchurch — new zealand’s newest city

If you haven’t been to Christchurch recently, you’re in for a surprise. This is not the city you remember. Embracing its rediscovered identity as the City of Exploration, Ōtautahi Christchurch has emerged as the country’s newest and most modern city, juxtaposed against the lasting heritage for which it is known. The stone buildings of the Arts Centre, and surrounding cobbled streets, now sit alongside glistening architecture reflecting the mature trees and river that bring a lush garden vibe to the CBD. Boasting some of the safest buildings in the world, as well as modern amenities and wide city streets, it’s time you explored the new Christchurch. Expect laneways and shops, diverse eateries and bars overlooking the river. Bask in the last of the summer sun in Christchurch, our City of Exploration. christchurchnz.com…

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finding your calm

I don’t know about you but towards the end of 2018 I was juggling so many balls that I risked dropping the ball on me. By that I mean I was so harried and ragged that I realised I had not been looking out for, or after, myself. I’m what Dr Libby describes as a text book “rushing woman”. Something had to change and to do that I needed to implement some new strategies. For starters, I needed a complete mind break for a reset. A three-week holiday ticked that off. I chose ‘calm’ as my word for 2019, to set an intention for the year. Plus, I gave up coffee! Thank you Dr Libby. Giving up coffee has been liberating – no more foggy brain or bloating and hello to…

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what’s on

Yoga Immersion Weekend with Kino MacGregor OmStars cofounder and celebrity yogi Kino MacGregor is heading to New Zealand for the first time to run a three-day yoga immersion weekend in Auckland from April 5 to 7. Her ability to connect with all students, whatever the stage of their practice or yoga style, is a quality that has won her hearts all around the world, and she continues to be an inspiration for millions of yoga practitioners who follow her videos on YouTube and Instagram. Book tickets at eventbrite.co.nz. Read our interview with MacGregor good.net.nz/whats-on…

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good stuff

Big tiny living For Australian flight attendant Steve Areen his “unity wagon” is the perfect home base when he’s not travelling for his job, and also something he can take on the road to visit festivals and explore. It’s parked on a friend’s permaculture farm in Victoria. Based on the shape of a traditional horse-drawn gypsy caravan, Areen has created a cosy, sheltered space that can be opened up to enjoy the outdoors. It’s one of 50 small-space dwellings showcased by Bryce Langston in his new book Living Big in a Tiny House. See more on page 75. Tiny Home Conference Auckland will host the city’s first tiny house conference on Saturday 27 April at the Te Puru Community Centre, Beachlands. This one-day conference allows attendees to speak directly to speakers and see…

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botanical pharmacy

alembics.co.nz vivaceespresso.co.nz It’s amazing what we have in our backyards. An unruly, overgrown patch of mint, fragrant lemon verbena, a glossy rosemary hedge, or common New Zealand natives such as kawakawa and tarata. Just ‘out there’ exists a truly incredible, and accessible botanical pharmacy. Although ancient in origin, small-scale artisan distillation is enjoying a recent surge in interest and popularity. The fascinating and highly sensory craft of hydrodistillation produces an aromatic, intensely hydrating botanical water, called hydrosol, which can be sprayed all over the face and body. Botanical hydrosols are 100 per cent plant-based and natural. They are uplifting and mood shifting, ideal for many therapeutic and cosmetic purposes because the tiny aromatic molecules are rapidly absorbed through the skin. Head to alembics.co.nz to learn how to distill hydrosol, check out recipes or invest in…