Unwinding at Christchurch's Champs-Elysées Day Spa
“You look like you have a spring in your step,” beams Champs-Elysées Day Spa coordinator Angela Rewha, as I pad down the lavish wooden staircase ...
Anchors away! Karen Walker’s fabulous new jewellery range has set sail.
Dubbed ‘The Navigator’, the collection is a nod to her childhood spent tootling around in boats on the Hauraki Gulf. It features all things nautical; a ship’s bell, a fully-functional captain’s whistle, and a charming wee fishing lure, as well as a seahorse and an anchor wrapped in rope. Karen’s also reimagined her iconic Runaway Girl, this time toting a nautical burgee over her shoulder instead of her classic stick and bindle, as well as a sailor’s cap and plimsoll shoes.
Karen now lives minutes from the Waitematā Harbour, and the sea has a firm hold on her heart. “I grew up on the water and I wanted this collection to reflect that sense of tradition and romance that boating life always evokes for me,” she says. To fuel her ongoing ocean love affair, she’s currently taking sailing lessons with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - that captain’s whistle necklace might not stay ornamental for long.