/ Women's Lifestyle


December 2019

NEXT intelligently informs, entertains and inspires. Every month NEXT delivers aspirational feature stories, covers hot topics, and showcases on-trend fashion, beauty, food and home content to keep you up to date. NEXT is the smart monthly read for busy women who want more from their magazine.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues


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My family always teases me about how cross I get over Christmas decorations. Not the fact that they arrive too early in shops or that they’re often tacky and terrible. That bit doesn’t bother me. No, it’s the Northern Hemisphere’s influence on everything that really gets my goat. Finally the sun is shining down on us, and we start spray-painting snowflakes on our windows and slaving over a hot stove. (For the record, I’m perfectly partial to roast turkey and brandy-soaked pudding, but strictly during July.) Yes, we are slowly starting to put our stamp on things. Alongside frosty scenes from faraway climes, there are also cards featuring Santa sitting on the beach, pohutukawa trees in full bloom. At home, I’m making a stand with a small pair of sparkly jandals…

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next nz

Editor-in-Chief Nicky Dewe Creative Director Louise Thomson Deputy Editor Phoebe Watt Chief Sub-Editor Michelle Joe Sub-Editor Cassie Birrer Writer Monique McKenzie Designers Archie Blohm, Robyn Te Whata Digital Editor Karyn Henger Digital Producer Alex Blackwood Editorial Assistant Simone Momberg Beauty compiled by beautyheaven Makeup and Fragrance Editor Megan Bedford Hair Editor Phoebe Watt; 40+ Editor Tracy Davis; Digital Editor Erin Berryman Chief Executive Officer Brendon Hill Managing Director Tanya Walshe General Manager Publishing Stuart Dick Editorial Director Sarah Henry Commercial Director Kaylene Hurley Commercial Brand Manager Karen Hill Direct Account Manager Bruna Licata Advertising Coordinator Erin Craig Production/Advert Coordinator Raewynn Cowie Printer Webstar Distribution Ovato Retail Distribution Contributors Benjamin Alexander, Hazel Brooke, Sarah Catherall, Jess Denham, Nicola Feeney, Carolyn Haslett, Susan Hassmann, Angie Humphreys, Deborah Hill-Cone, Elli Jacobs, Katrina Keppie, Paul Lambert, Leigh Matheson, Lisa Matson, Megan McChesney, Greer Melrose, Kriztina Moricz, Sally-Ann Mullin, Tony Nyberg, Jackie O’Fee, Sarah Quigley, Denise Quinlan, Chay…

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write in & win!

Our favourite reader letter featured in next month’s issue will win a fabulous prize pack from Pukka Tea, valued at $270. Have a cup of organic herbal happiness always to hand with this special prize of two Pukka sustainable bamboo travel cups, two travel tins for transporting teas on-the-go and a selection of 20 ethically sourced organic teas from the glorious Pukka collection. Health of mind, body and spirit is integral to Pukka’s ethos of positively impacting people and the planet: creating teas that taste as good as they look, will make you feel as good as they taste, and do as much good as they can. pukkaherbs.com To enter the draw to win this great prize, email next@bauermedia.co.nz with your thoughts.…

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inspiring read

Hi there, I love your mag! Here are my thoughts regarding the article ‘The Joy of Messing Up’ in your November issue. As a mum of two school children, this article really resonated with me as I regularly have to remind them when they’re learning something new that it takes patience and practise, practise, practise! Mistakes are all part of the process and I’m so proud that at their school, ‘growth mind-set’ (growing new neural connections) is also taught, encouraged and implemented. You think this ‘growing new neural connections’ applies only to kids, but this lesson is one we all can embrace – as a young adult patient of mine reminded me last week. She said, “Everyone runs their own race.” It was a wonderful reminder to stop fearing failure…

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wreaths & love

FESTIVE FLORA A wire coat hanger adorned with fragrant eucalyptus leaves and gum nuts. SOFT TOUCH Country style is incorporated into an inner-city pad with the help of cotton blossoms. CHEER PERFECTION A garland customised to a home’s colour scheme. IN FULL FEATHER A personality-filled circlet adds festivity to the bedroom of a beachside home. GO FOR GOLD A touch of gilded magic is added to the kitchen of a 1920s cottage. ’Tis the season to make your home merry with a beautiful Christmas wreath’ BOTANICAL TWIST Inspired by nature and made with objects found in the backyard. GREEN GLORY A striped ribbon adds a flourish to this welcoming wreath on a front door. BUTTON UP A fun, crafty and creative way to decorate a fabric-covered ring. TUTTI FRUTTI A sweet decoration that smells as good as it looks.…

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the hot list

1 THE FEEL-GOOD FILM… If yuletide favourite Love Actually is always on your holiday watch list, then consider bucking tradition and check out Last Christmas at the movies. It stars Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones fame, and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), as well as Emma Thompson who also co-wrote the screenplay. Directed by Paul Feig, who gave us Bridesmaids, this has all the Noel feels and a sure-fire clincher– not only is it based on the iconic festive song by Wham! the George Michael-heavy soundtrack will premiere some previously unreleased material from the late Grammy Award winner. In cinemas from November 13. 2 THE POTION… In the busyness of this month prior to the holiday break when you’re inwardly crying out for a bit of quiet time, take heart…