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Hang­ing Kokedama

By Co­raleigh Parker, Mur­doch Books, $45 With 25 easy projects to fol­low, learn all about the Ja­panese art of cre­at­ing pot-less sus­pended plants, known as kokedama, from New Zealand’s string gar­den pioneer, botanist Co­raleigh Parker.


By Jules van Costello, Pot­ton & Bur­ton, $40

Brewed is the re­vised, ul­ti­mate guide to beers and brew­eries in New Zealand. This new edi­tion fea­tures 45 new brew­eries, with re­vised tast­ing notes for more than 450 beers.

Strength in Still­ness

By Bob Roth, Si­mon & Schus­ter, $23 Per­sonal med­i­ta­tion coach Bob Roth shares his de­fin­i­tive guide to med­i­ta­tion for heal­ing stress and anx­i­ety. Coach to some of Hol­ly­wood’s elite, in­clud­ing Oprah Win­frey, Strength in Still­ness teaches sim­ple steps to use tran­scen­den­tal med­i­ta­tion.

Mind­ful Magic

By Karen McDer­mott, Mak­ing Magic Hap­pen Acad­emy, $27 Award-win­ning en­tre­pre­neur and mind­ful prac­tic­tioner Karen McDer­mott be­lieves one sim­ple mind­set shift can change your life and shares ideas on how to start, with her proac­tive, “go-with-YOUR-flow” ap­proach.

Beauty Food

By Lola Berry, Macmil­lan, $30 Whole­food recipes and nat­u­ral beauty treat­ments by lead­ing nutri­tion­ist Lola Berry will nour­ish you in­side and out. Plus, find prac­ti­cal tips on which chem­i­cals to avoid in cos­met­ics and foods.

Healthy Hor­mones

By Belinda Kirk­patrick & Ains­ley John­stone, Mur­doch Books, $40 With more than a decade of clin­i­cal prac­tice ex­pe­ri­ence, natur­opath Kirk­patrick shares ex­pert nutri­tion and lifestyle ad­vice for bal­anc­ing hor­mones, along­side 50 de­li­cious, nutri­ent-rich recipes.

DIY Note­books Made Easy

By Liz Con­sta­ble, Lit­tle Is­land, $27.50 A hand­made note­book makes for a won­der­ful per­sonal ac­ces­sory or gift for a loved one. Book artist Liz Con­sta­ble shares three easy-to-make projects to go beyond your creative bound­aries.

In­spired Trav­eller’s Guide: Spir­i­tual Places

By Sarah Bax­ter, Mur­doch Books, $33 Con­nect with your spir­i­tual side in some of the world’s most sought-af­ter spir­i­tual travel des­ti­na­tions. Beau­ti­ful hand-drawn il­lus­tra­tions con­vey the unique tran­quil­lity of each place. Look in-depth at some sa­cred spots and why they are so sig­nif­i­cant. g

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