Iain Stephens Floral: Blossoming in Remuera
Created: Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:40A love of beautiful things, an introduction from a friend, and a suggestion from her husband, were behind Marie Li's decision to buy her floristry business. The new owner of Iain Stephens Floral Design tells us why flowers are so important to...
Remuera Barber Shop: Close Cutters
Created: Friday, 26 May 2017 11:31Remuera Barber Shop is on the one hand traditional with its red, white and blue stripes, fast throughput, no appointments necessary policy and very well priced cuts. But there the similarity ends, as new owners Emily Page and Cara Christie...
Alluvium: Diamonds and Pearls
Created: Friday, 26 May 2017 11:31Husband and wife team Charles and Melanie Panaho have transformed an ugly duckling - the old Dove hospice shop premises - into a stylish, relaxing environment for their bespoke jewellery design studio, Alluvium.
Remuera Local: A new brew
Created: Monday, 08 May 2017 16:00Sukh and Aji Basra are keen foodies but didn't have commercial hospitality experience before they bought Remuera Local Café Bistro. But, as Sukh says, support from their staff, and customers, has made the transition somewhat easier.
Sanders of Remuera: The Family Jewellers
Created: Thursday, 30 March 2017 16:17Mark Sanders didn't set out to become a jeweller, but a chance encounter saw him trade plans to work in accountancy for a more glittering career.
Thinking2Morrow: Schooling for success
Created: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:40If x equals y and b is the square root of 4ac, how many apples does Little Johnny have to give the teacher? Confused? You're not alone... and that's where Sarah-Louise Hayton of Thinking2Morrow enters the equation.
Living at Home: At Home in Remuera
Created: Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:12On the move after nearly 10 years in the same location, Living at Home's Lindsay Chemaly is moving to new premises so she can focus on her passion, which is helping clients furnish their homes with curtains and blinds.
Acoustix Hearing: Now Hear This
Created: Thursday, 06 October 2016 16:35The greatest technology in the world is useless without an expert to understand it, and that's where Thomas Müller of Acoustix Hearing Technologies comes to the fore.
The Sitting Room: Sitting Pretty
Created: Monday, 12 September 2016 16:57Hanging out in The Sitting Room, chatting with owner Ming Stevens, feels a bit like being in someone's, well, sitting room.
New World: The Green Grocer
Created: Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:50Adrian Barkla, owner of New World Remuera, is not a greengrocer in the traditional sense. However he is the greenest grocer you'll possibly ever meet!
Gracious Living: Designs on You
Created: Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:16When asked what he likes about working in Remuera, Tom Davies of Gracious Living freely admits that not having to go through a single set of traffic lights to get to work is a definite plus.
Sgraffito: In the picture
Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:38It'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.
Hedgerow: Gifts and Homewares
Created: Tuesday, 05 April 2016 13:10Whether 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.
Bakers Delight: A Bundraising Business
Created: Tuesday, 16 February 2016 18:21The team at Bakers Delight don't loaf around when it comes to providing for 'their' community.
The Wild Bunch: Pick of the Bunch
Created: Tuesday, 16 February 2016 17:20It's turned into a very good thing that Jo Mann found herself in a floristry job over a Christmas break some 25 year ago.
Mikko Shoes: If the Shoe Fits
Created: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:08Marilyn Monroe famously said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. In Michaela Longstaff’s case the right shoes were high spec, high quality, comfortable, stylish and European – and she’s well on her way to conquering the...
Browns Eatery & Store: Great Food, Great Style
Created: Tuesday, 03 November 2015 17:11Now under new ownership, Browns Eatery & Store (formerly Browns Espresso) is undergoing some big changes, and they’re not just in name. But Jenefer Bilkey is loving the challenge, and the good vibe that the café is now humming with!
Life Pharmacy: The Right Medicine
Created: Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:34Jonathan Macdonald and Hayley Tapp are – excuse the pun – making the most of Life. They recently became joint owners of Life Pharmacy Remuera, and aside from dispensing medicine and healthcare advice, they also have big plans for the beauty side of...
4&20 Bakery: Our Daily Bread
Created: Monday, 19 October 2015 11:56You won’t find the poetic four and twenty blackbirds baked in their pies but over a great cup of organic Havana coffee and a delicious cinnamon morning bun we learned a little about 4&20, Remuera’s organic bakery, run by Deborah Chait and Andy...
Jems of Remuera: Pearls of Wisdom
Created: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 17:08We recently sat down for a chat with John Lee, owner of Jems of Remuera, to talk about his inspirations and vision for the shop and to understand why he chose to call it Jems and not Gems.