Vivid hues: The colours of Milan

We delve into the world of colour at Milan Design Week, and find out how these global colour trends will fold into a local palette.

Time Traveler

To mark Milan Design Week, Nilufar presented ‘Time Traveler’, a wide-ranging exhibition curated by Nilufar founder Nina Yashar.

Barefoot luxury in Fiji

Sun-yellow umbrellas, cabanas shaped like onions and a bay-side pool that curves around coconut palms – there’s a French/Fiji fusion at Sofitel Resort & Spa on Denarau Island that’s low-key and a little surprising.

Savusavu – eco-escape capital

Cocoa grower Joeli Nataki uses brute force and a concrete block to break open the ovoid pod that holds the precious fresh beans coated in a custardy flesh that tastes like lychee. He is at the start and the heart of a grass-roots business that is part of Fiji’s emerging craft chocolate industry.

Mt Isthmus Villa

To the east lies Lake Wānaka, to the west is the crystalline Lake Hawea. On a 7000-acre high country station between them is an immersive private villa — the latest in luxury accommodation by hotelier The Lindis Group.

Paradise by design

We visit Fiji’s Tokoriki Island Resort and find an adults-only haven where the everyday is a special occasion.

Art Deco meets international cuisine

In one of Napier’s well-known Art Deco buildings, Central Fire Station Bistro is the result of a long-held dream of chef Sam Clark and pastry chef Florencia Meneham.

A culinary journey at Amisfield

Everything about Amisfield reflects Central Otago, including the iconic stone building that houses the dining areas and cellar door.

Remote luxury

Carved over millions of years by the once fierce glacial waters of the Ahuriri River, the valley of the same name is now a tranquil but rugged piece of remote paradise.

Empathic lightness: Inside Kowtow’s new Melbourne store

In a late-1800s building of timber, brick, iron, and bluestone in a character-filled street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, New Zealand-brand Kowtow has opened its first international boutique, designed by Auckland-based interior architect Rufus Knight.

Travel perks

We caught up with the team at Fiji Airways following an incredible couple of years for the airline, including receiving a host of awards and prestigious accolades — culminating with being named the Best Airline in Australia and the Pacific, beating both Qantas and Air New Zealand.

The great (underwater) wall of Fiji

The Great Sea Reef, known locally as Cakaulevu, is the third-longest continuous barrier reef system in the world, winding along the seafloor for over 200km from the tip of Vanua Levu, across the Vatuira passage, around the coastline of Ra and Ba provinces, and making its way into the Yasawas.

Flavours of the Pacific

We round up some of the best places to dine in the Fijian islands, led by a new generation of chefs who have firmly placed the South Pacific restaurant scene on the world stage.

Surrender to the sunset: Two Fijian resorts not to miss

These two very different tropical getaways in the Fijian islands offer an alluring escape. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Vomo Island or stay in a contemporary overwater bure at the adults-only retreat of Fiji Marriott Momi Bay.

Tropical opulence

Designed by New Zealand architect Richard Priest, a luxury development in the turquoise bay of Malolo Island — a few miles away from Fiji’s largest island Viti Levu — is Vunabaka, an enclave of expansive private homes.

Over water

We chat to AAPi Design, a Fiji-based architecture firm, about the development of tropical modern resort architecture in the Fijian islands.

Painted dreams: the [natural] Colours of Fiji

Across five palettes created with colours from Natural Paint Co., we bring the colours of Fiji home with tonal representations that evoke the lush island
landscapes and warm tropical waters.