Reads to inform and inspire.
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.
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.
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.
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