My favourite for inspiration, furniture and lighting is ECC in Auckland, while Ballantynes is the hands- down favourite in Christchurch.
Plume (Christchurch) is my ultimate go- to for clothing.
We love daytime eaterie Under the Red Verandah in Linwood – amazing, resilient people who rebuilt their business and looked after their staff throughout the quake. It’s an asset to the neighbourhood.
Our favourite bakery is Vic’s Bakehouse in Ferrymead – the best cheese and onion bagels and organic sourdough ever.