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A Woman’s Huts and Hide­aways by Gill Heriz, Cico Books, $40

We’ve all heard of the man cave be­fore, but this book show­cases more than 40 ‘she sheds’ and other re­treats for women to es­cape to. Fol­low­ing her book The

Woman’s Shed, Heriz’s in­ter­est in small spa­ces de­signed by women has led her to shar­ing more huts and hide­aways – from beach­side bolt­holes to ur­ban huts and sleek stu­dio sheds. An in­spir­ing col­lec­tion of beau­ti­fully shot images help to re­in­force Heriz’ state­ments of how easy it can be to cre­ate a small and spe­cial space of your own.

Cook­ing with Beer By Mark Dredge, Dog 'n' Bone, $45

More than 65 recipes for cook­ing with beer for ev­ery oc­ca­sion: tasty main meals, lazy brunches and yes, even dessert. Dredge has trav­elled the world for this book which in­cludes the best to match with your new­found culi­nary cre­ations.

Spi­ralise! By Pete Evans, MacMil­lan Pub­lish­ers, $40

Spi­ral­is­ing is the lat­est trend for pre­par­ing food and a great way to in­crease your veg­etable in­take by re­plac­ing tra­di­tional pasta and noo­dles with veggie noo­dles. Pete Evans shares de­li­cious and healthy recipes for ev­ery fam­ily mem­ber, think creamy pump­kin car­bonara with parsnip noo­dles and pulled lamb bur­ri­tos with chipo­tle mayo and car­rot noo­dles.

Botan­i­cal Style By Selina Lake, Ry­land Peters and Small, $50

All things botan­i­cal are to­tally trend­ing, and com­bined with author Lake’s sig­na­ture ro­man­tic-vin­tage style, trans­form­ing your home into a leafy haven has never been eas­ier. Sec­tions on in­dus­trial, boho, vin­tage, trop­i­cal and nat­u­ral botan­i­cal styles.

Lead­ing from Be­hind: Win­ning while com­ing last By Niva Re­ti­manu, Ran­dom House, $40

News­reader Niva Re­ti­manu shares her in­spir­ing story of be­ing an over­weight, heavy-drink­ing junk-food fan to a mo­ti­vated, health-con­scious marathon run­ner. Life with Niva is one big crazy and fun ad­ven­ture, and you’ll see noth­ing comes eas­ily on her marathon jour­ney – like the time she got caught in a storm dur­ing the Queen­stown marathon of 2014, to when she lost the dis­abled ath­lete she was meant to be guid­ing in New York. A mo­ti­vat­ing read that en­cour­ages peo­ple of all shapes and sizes to get out and do some­thing ac­tive.

Good + Sim­ple By The Hem­s­ley Sis­ters, Pen­guin NZ, $65

A vi­brant cook­book by UK sis­ters Jas­mine and Melissa Hem­s­ley and a fol­low-up to their best­seller The Art of Eat­ing

Well. More than 140 af­ford­able and nu­tri­tious recipes along with a sec­tion on the Hem­s­ley + Hem­s­ley prin­ci­ples of eat­ing well.

The Happy Life By Lola Berry, MacMil­lian Pub­lish­ers, $40

Nu­tri­tious and whole­some recipes plus an ex­ten­sive and heart­felt guide to well­ness in all ar­eas of your life - in­clud­ing ex­er­cise regimes, sleep tips, at-home pam­per treat­ments and ad­vice on strength­en­ing your re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers. This book is beau­ti­fully pre­sented and easy to fol­low – a guide you’ll keep re­fer­ring to for years to come.

Craft­ing with Ma­son Jars and other Glass Con­tain­ers By Hester van Over­beek, Cico Books, $35

Cre­ate stun­ning ad­di­tions to your home, gar­den or spe­cial event, or gifts for loved ones. An in­spir­ing col­lec­tion of ideas to use ma­son jars, glass bot­tles and other glass ves­sels with projects in­clud­ing hang­ing lights, drinks dis­pensers, ta­ble set­ting jars and nat­u­ral room scents.

Ready to Soar By Naomi Sim­son, Har­lequin, $30

Your per­sonal in­di­vid­ual roadmap to turn­ing your pas­sions and ideas into a busi­ness you love. Author Sim­son shares her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences and the ad­vice of the many busi­ness founders she has men­tored and coached through their jour­neys. Prac­ti­cal ad­vice on pitch­ing, plan­ning, and de­vel­op­ing your busi­ness ideas.

Pipi at home By Alexan­dra Tylee, Pen­guin Ran­dom House, $65

Fol­lows the best­selling Pipi the cook­book – and per­fect for those who en­joy rus­tic am­bi­ence and de­li­cious, homely food. Recipes use sim­ple and sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents for ev­ery kind of meal – as well as elab­o­rate dishes for spe­cial oc­ca­sions.

The Soul Searcher’s Hand­book By Emma Mil­don, Si­mon & Schus­ter $33

Find the spir­i­tual god­dess within you, with in­spi­ra­tion and know-how on aro­mather­apy, astrol­ogy, med­i­ta­tion, feng shui and other mind, body and spirit prac­tices. Auck­land author Mil­don has be­come an in­ter­net sensation with her abil­ity to pro­vide fun spir­i­tual wis­dom to her gen­er­a­tion.

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