Head Start on Wedding Day

Getting ‘hitched’ might once have been a simple and easy affair but not these days. The modern bride and groom have plenty to think...

Akaroa – A ‘oui’ taste of France

With memories of a long ago visit to Akaroa still lingering, SARAH ELLIS was excited at the prospect of a return visit with her...

Risque act risky business – Natalie nails Hollywood

Natalie Hugill was ready for Hollywood but was Hollywood ready for Natalie aka Lilly Loca (among other characters) and who describes herself as the...

Essentials for Mum

Personal and household essentials are many and varied. Some are determined by practicality, some by need and some by pure desire. Essentials may be about making...

Feathers & Fur

We humans love nothing better than to snuggle up in a warm spot under the blankets or in front of a fire when the...

Family holiday made in the USA

Rachel Watts wasn’t Born in the USA, but after an stimulating three-week holiday States-side, you could almost call her an American Girl. She told...

Terri’s mad for hedgehogs and other creatures great and small

Terri Marchant’s haven for hedgehogs is not for the faint-hearted – she can have several baby hogs to care for at any one time...

Living mindfully – the Irwin Way

This is a story about mindfulness, a meditation technique based on being present and aware from moment to moment. While it may appear faddish...

Disneyland who would miss it?

Last month, EastLife featured Part One of a local family’s recent holiday States-side. After exploring San Francisco, part of the Californian coastline and Las...

It’s all about the detail ……

Without wanting to be a slave to design trends, it is interesting keeping an eye on what’s happening overseas. Donna Jones from The Design...

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