FROM THE ARCHIVES | Summer beauty 2009

WHAT were we doing a year ago? Um, to be exact, I'm pretty sure I was eating toast and marmalade in a campervan at Tawharanui bird sanctuary (one of only 2 cars camping there that winter night) in Matakana, New Zealand (Rodney District). What a difference a year makes... here's what we had on our mind at the time:

  1. The reliability of beauty reviews
  2. Yes we Cannes Cannes: Beauty on the riviera
  3. Find the best duty-free booty: Shop Magazine
  4. LA beauty brand nettiscrub
  5. To yoga in India?

Favourite memories from Tawharanui and Matakana... Anchor Bay, Ransom winery, the honour system by which farms would leave out heaps of winter persimmons for sale at their roadside stands, wine grape marmalade, the landscape, the movie theatre in Matakana, our 1991 Toyota camper van, Brick Bay winery, New Zealand architecture, dill crisps, hot springs, that it was unseasonably cold for winter at 60 F during the day...