The STYLE teams round up what to buy, listen to, and do this week.
I have used Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair before, but never thought I felt or saw a difference. One night, yes ONE NIGHT, after using the new reformulation, I noticed a difference. My skin is softer, plumper, more hydrated and even. I have been using the product for a few weeks now and am still loving it. I didn’t take anything out of my normal night routine, but added in ANR. If you are looking for a product to add some luminosity to your skin post-winter, I would 100% recommend the Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex!
Lillian McHugh, Integration Director
Recently I broke out of the usual weekend routine and tried something new by spending a morning on the high ropes at Adrenalin Forest in Bombay, 40 minutes drive from the centre of Auckland. It was so much fun! Sadly, I got stuck behind a man with a crippling fear of heights for rather a long time, which slowed me down somewhat, but apart from that hiccup I had a great time. The aerial courses are made up of various obstacles including bridges, swings and flying foxes, all suspended amongst the tree-tops. While I perhaps wouldn’t recommend this activity to acrophobes, or to anyone suffering from a bad hangover, it’s a great way to fit some fitness into your weekend and to have fun doing it.
Ashley Wallace, Staff Writer
Iâm a huge fan of Heavyweightâs Jonathan Goldstein (if you havenât listened to Heavyweight, you should) so I was happy to discover an old radio series of his that has been re-released as a podcast. Described as a âpodcast before podcasts were a thingâ, WireTap first aired in 2004 and is a wonderfully eclectic collection of phone conversations with Goldsteinâs eccentric family, funny and offbeat monologues and fascinating short stories. If you like podcasts like This American Life, youâll enjoy WireTap. Also give their goodbye video âHow To Age Gracefullyâ a watch, itâll brighten your day.
Kathryn Chung, Staff Writer
I don’t typically gravitate towards florals and particularly rose scents, but Aesop RĹzuÂ has a smoky, metallic quality underpinning its greenery and its heady rose-bouquet which, altogether, is supposed to replicate the life-cycle of the rose from first shoots, to full-bloom, to decomposition. The result is as interesting as it sounds. Definitely worth a go if you like your feminine fragrances with a bit of grunt and intrigue.
Phoebe Watt, Managing Editor