Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


A world of inspiration - fashion designer Laurinda Sutcliffe

A world of inspiration with fashion designer Laurinda Sutcliffe

Local designer Laurinda Sutcliffe travels the globe for inspiration. Her label, Loobie’s Story, is a taste of what’s happening around the world, a merging of urban essentials with a splash of the exotic. It’s a story about a love for life and a life well lived.

Laurinda flies domestically or internationally every few weeks, making around ten overseas trips a year to Hong Kong, Shanghai, New Delhi, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Australia, Fiji and Bali or Thailand.

A few of Laurinda’s top travel tips:

Shanghai
“Shanghai’s vastly contrasting mix of old and new is enormously exciting, with stunning modern architecture juxtaposed against beautiful heritage Chinese buildings and temples. The fabulous Tian Zi Fang area with its art galleries, cute shops and cobbled alleyways reminds me of Paris, and I always visit the beautiful and serene Yuyuan Gardens. My newest discovery is the Indigo Hotel on The Bund. The rooms reference the local area in a wonderful mix of contemporary style and Shanghai-ese quirkiness. The buffet breakfast is the best I’ve found anywhere. Book a Bund View room and watch the river come to life at night, with the flotilla of boats covered in fairy lights. Just around the corner is my favourite restaurant, Paradise Lost - the cuisine is Asian fusion with heavy Tibetan influences.”

Hong Kong
“The W Hotel in Hong Kong is an absolute must. The roof top pool is guaranteed to overcome jet lag, and the whole vibe is very hip and groovy. Go to 1 Peking Rd for a drink at the Aqua Bar then dine at the fabulous Cantonese restaurant Hutong, watching the nightly laser light show from your seat high above the harbour.”

Bali
“For pure pleasure, Bali has so much to offer in a small island. The Purist Villas and Spa is a beautiful boutique resort set in a rural area a couple of kilometres out of bustling Ubud. The Villas are in fact antique Javanese houses that have been re-sited down a valley towards the Agung River. My favourite place to eat is the Dirty Duck Restaurant. While it’s in the centre of town, there’s a rice paddy field in the middle of the restaurant! I love Seminyak too and recently stayed at the W Hotel there, and had the best meal of my life just down the road at Sarong. Jari Menari is the place for mind-blowing massages. The shopping in Bali is wonderful, especially for home wares, resort wear and accessories.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news