WHAT'S HOT: on the Shore
What's hot on the Shore in October
Shine on in style
Spoilt for choice I have been this month for our What's Hot section. My top pick ended up coming from an event I attended last month where I was introduced to the Ole Lynggaard range of extraordinarily beautiful jewellery at Platina in Milford. Handmade by talented craftspeople in a traditional goldsmith's workshop near Copenhagen in Denmark, the pieces created by the family-run business are inspired by nature. I tried on an exquisite moonstone Lotus Ring - and a matching one in aquamarine - set into rose gold and yellow gold, with a few diamonds added for good measure, and didn't want to take it off! Ever. We'll never be royals, sure, but this range is 'By appointment to the Danish Royal Family' so it's one way to pretend. Dear Santa.....!
Get active, circus style!
-Crystal (Lead Designer)
I recently went to see Cirque du Soleil's latest show, Totem, at Alexandra Park. I was absolutely blown away by how talented the performers are, I certainly wish I could do even half the things they can. What an incredible show.
The last time their Grand Chapiteau came to Auckland and I saw one of their other shows I was inspired to take up circus acrobatics (for beginners, of course!). I learned juggling, aerial silks, aerial hoop (pictured) and even the flying trapeze! There are more and more places beginning to offer circus style classes for fitness and fun. It's a neat way to get fit, and a great topic to bring up in conversations .
More and more community centres and gyms are beginning to offer these kinds of classes, so check in at your local fitness centre and enquire about whether they have any classes going on. Aerial Dance Auckland has classes for Aerial Silk / Hoop in Browns Bay for kids & teens (or private classes for other ages & abilities). http://aerialdanceauckland.squarespace.com/classes.
Redeveloped Park – Brett Avenue-Aidan (Publisher)
A big 'ups' to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board (old and new I would think) for the fantastic upgrades that have been done to the little parks at the end of many of the streets leading to the water around Milford and Takapuna. The latest – recently completed – is at the bottom of Brett Ave in Takapuna. With great design this is now a very special little piece of paradise that will give locals and visitors hours of pleasure. New paths, benches, ornaments, shower and grass to go with the fantastic setting and view. A place where many hours could be wasted in the sun!
Making a positive difference in the lives of children in need
Tim Bray Productions, who have been entertaining children for years, have a history of offering free tickets to low decile schools, and charities through their outreach programme to families from Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House and Kelston Deaf Education Centre. Now you, as an individual, can contribute to this worthy cause, simply go to http://timbrayproductions.org.nz/charity-seats and buy a ticket (or two or more) for a deserving child to one of their delightful productions and give them an experience they will never forget!