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5 things we love this week: a sophisticated take on the classic puffer, Ponsonby food festival & more

26 May 2021

Each week the Fashion Quarterly team rounds up what to read, buy, see, shop, drink and eat.

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. Rebe Winter 2021

The much anticipated Rebe Winter 2021 is here, bringing us gorgeous and versatile knee-high boot styles handmade in Italy. The boots are designed to fit into the wearer’s wardrobe with ease: pair them with jeans, skirts, or knitted midi dresses both day and night.

Designer Rebe Burgess says, “I was fortunate to meet with an Italian producer a few years ago who create beautiful footwear for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent & Tod’s. Whānau means everything to me and my producers are a very close-knit family run business, they’ve been producing footwear since the 1950s. Each style is produced entirely by hand and so much love and care goes into the craftsmanship of our footwear”.

Check out the Winter 2021 collection at rebe.co.nz.

2. JH Puffer

Juliette Hogan brings everyday luxury and simple sophistication to the classic puffer with the introduction of JH Down. Featuring jackets and coats made from recycled outerwear and recycled down, these beautiful pieces are perfect for travel, weekend escapes and off duty days.

“It’s been a welcome challenge to bring my own sense of luxury to such a purposeful item as the puffer… creating something for those cold outdoor moments, whether in the city or out in nature that still made me feel like I was putting on something really special”, says Juliette Hogan.

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Pre-order JH Down at juliettehogan.com/collections/jh-down.

3. Invest your heartbeats with Mimi Gilmour

Stella Artois and Hatch are bringing speaker series Invest Your Heartbeats to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, encouraging us to think about the things that truly matter. 

For the Auckland event, entrepreneur and creative mastermind Mimi Gilmour will be speaking, sharing relevant and meaningful insights on how she invests her heartbeats. 

Hosted at Wynyard Pavillion on Wednesday 2 June, get your complimentary ticket to Invest Your Heartbeats here.  

4. Sala 2.0

Changing the fitness landscape since its opening in 2018, this week, SALA opened a second studio in the same space to diversify its offerings.

Sala 2.0 includes all-new Barre classes taught by trained dancers in an architecturally designed room. Blackened mirrors reflect a duotone image of yourself and others, offering a calming, non-confrontational feeling to encourage far more freedom of movement. The studio also hosts extra yoga and HIIT Pilates classes, increasing the timetable from 30 to 70 classes per week.

Book your next class at sala.studio.

5. Eat Drink Love Ponsonby 2021

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby highlights the best of Ponsonby dining for the month of May, with over 50 eateries and bars offering deals on popular meals, dishes and drinks in three fixed-price categories. 

Opt to visit classics like SPQR, Ramen Takara and The Blue Breeze Inn, or newcomers Daphnes Taverna and Gymkhana. You have till Sunday to ‘eat the street’!

Find out more at eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz

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