Owner Stories

Sgraffito: In the picture

Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:38

It's not everyone who can say they've been within sneezing distance of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.  But Stu Robb of Sgraffito Picture Framers has probably been closer to more famous people than any of us can imagine.

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Antheas: The Jewel Box

Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:23

Husband and wife team Monette and David Blackborow of Antheas answer in unison when asked what it's like working together every day.  "We're best friends!" say the couple.  Which is probably just as well, because not only do they live and work together but they have recently undertaken a major refurbishment of the shop which has all been designed and styled by Monette.

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Browns: A pearl of a business

Created: Monday, 09 May 2016 16:56

It's not so much keeping up with the Joneses as it is keeping up with the Bilkeys.  The family have been retailers in Remuera for 30 years now, first with Bilkey & Co Jewellers, then with Browns clothing store.  They've recently combined the two and relaunched as Browns.

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Artusi: A taste of Europe

Created: Monday, 09 May 2016 16:36

The dining and entertainment precinct in Remuera is rapidly becoming the domain of local restaurateurs Buki Prekazi and Blerta Rakovica. 

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Hedgerow: Gifts and Homewares

Created: Tuesday, 05 April 2016 13:10

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift, feel like spoiling yourself - or just fancy taking five mintues out of your day to be surrounded by beautiful things - Sarah Clark's Hedgerow will delight the senses in every possible way.

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Poppies Books: A Passion for Print

Created: Monday, 04 April 2016 17:44

When Tony Moores and Tara Jahn-Werner took over Poppies Bookshop they had exciting plans for the iconic Remuera store, which has stood for 35 years in the Village Green.  Their goal was to return to the original Poppies concept of a local, niche book store that provides the personal touch... and that is exactly what they've done.

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