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Stateside With Rosalea: Shopping With Doreen

Stateside With Rosalea Barker

Shopping With Doreen

When I was growing up in a small country town in the ’50s and ’60s, one of the special treats of staying home sick on a school day was that I’d get to listen to the Shopping Report with Doreen on 2ZB. Wellington seemed like such a magical place and the stores Doreen visited were filled with exotic goods I’d never see in my hometown stores. It is in that spirit that I give you my own Shopping with Doreen.


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Doreen with Lemarr Earl, promoter of fragrances for the princesses and queens of this world, in the entrance to Bloomingdales.


It’s the same Westfield company that owns a number of shopping malls and plazas in New Zealand. “Centre” is spelled that way, I suppose, because it’s a little classier than “Center”—as is “theatre” rather than “theater.”


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A feature of the Westfied plaza not captured here, is the huge glass dome above the atrium.




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