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HAPPY GLAMPERS

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you ready to pack your most ro­man­tic sum­mer frock for a hol­i­day that mixes glam­our with camp­ing? For an out­doorsy coun­try like New Zealand, camp­ing is noth­ing new. But glamp­ing is a dif­fer­ent story. The con­cept of lux­ury un­der can­vas is fresh to our fields, farms and beaches. For our sum­mer fash­ion shoot, we pitched a very spe­cial tent at Matarangi Beach. Bor­rowed from Tay­lor & Bell Tents, it’s a far cry from the tem­po­rary struc­tures you’re used to see­ing in Kiwi camp­grounds. Louise Tay­lor ex­plains: “My tents are 100% cot­ton can­vas, so they’re 100% nat­u­ral. When the can­vas has been rained on once, the cot­ton expands around the seams and seals the tent. Wa­ter won’t come through – even if you touch the fab­ric.” Within a glamp­ing tent, there’s plenty of room for style. For­get about the ugly-but-func­tional camp­ing equip­ment you’re used to and imag­ine crafted wooden fur­ni­ture, rugs, tex­tiles and rustic dec­o­ra­tive ob­jets d’art. On a sunny day, the in­side of a glamp­ing tent is golden and glow­ing – a beau­ti­ful light for look­ing your best. Avail­able for hire or sale, Tay­lor & Bell tents are an ele­gant way to em­brace the gypsy life. You can ex­plore New Zealand cost-ef­fec­tively, with­out los­ing your sense of style. Be­cause glamp­ing isn’t strictly com­pat­i­ble with most mo­tor camps, we think the best way to or­gan­ise a glamp­ing hol­i­day is to bor­row a patch of land. It might be a va­cant sec­tion in a beau­ti­ful spot or a pic­turesque piece of farm. At a pinch, you could glamp at a friend’s beach house, which would come with the added ben­e­fits of ac­cess to a proper bath­room and kitchen. An­other way to ex­pe­ri­ence glamp­ing is to stay at an es­tab­lished camp. Here in God­zone there are lux­ury tent re­sorts at Kar­i­oitahi Beach, Kerik­eri, Raglan, Otago and In­ver­cargill. And there are nu­mer­ous other hol­i­day ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions that qual­ify as glamp­ing – yurts, gypsy car­a­vans, tipi and cov­ered wag­ons. Glamp­ing is well es­tab­lished across the ditch. Many na­tional parks – in­clud­ing Kakadu and Dain­tree – have aligned glamp­ing with car­bon-neu­tral­ity to of­fer the ul­ti­mate in sus­tain­able hol­i­days. You can stay in su­perbly com­fort­able flash camps – com­plete with ar­chi­tect-in­spired sa­fari tent, king-sized bed, fire­place, rain shower and vintage tin bath – and your car­bon foot­print will be smaller than small. Some Aus­tralian mu­sic events, such as the Falls Fes­ti­val at By­ron Bay, have em­braced glamp­ing as a way to of­fer com­fort at multi-day Take the ul­ti­mate break and un­wind in a Mon­go­lian yurt with your own out­door fire, and stone bath un­der the stars. Bou­tique camp­ing at The Round Tent, Raglan www.th­er­ound­tent.co.nz fes­ti­vals. The flash camp mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence can in­clude a pri­vate bar and café, toi­lets, show­ers, make-up room, mas­sages and Be­douin­style tent ac­com­mo­da­tion. Why not take glamp­ing global? From the Glamp­ing Hub web­site, book­ing your rustic ac­com­mo­da­tion is as easy as airbnb. Search by type (tree houses, yurts, tents, camper­vans, tipis) and by des­ti­na­tion. Whether you want to stay in a yurt in Catelo­nia or a Sioux tipi in up­state New York, the world is your can­vas oys­ter. Of course there’s al­ways the clas­sic glamp­ing hol­i­day, com­plete with lion and hyena night noises, at a sa­fari camp in South Africa. And if you’re look­ing for a nup­tials con­cept that breaks new ground, a glamp­ing wed­ding will have your guests gasp­ing with de­light. Sim­ply ar­range your flower-dec­o­rated tents in a beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion, then tie the knot/cel­e­brate/party. Ev­ery­one stays for the honey­moon.

2. 3.4.5.1.I am a huge Le Monde fan. So stylish. When pho­tograph­ing these shots I pur­chased two of the An­tique Brass Lamps with Faux Snake Skin. Fab­u­lous be­cause their unique prod­ucts are not sim­ply Java or China-made, but sourced from Por­tu­gal, the USA and Europe.

I’m lov­ing the long wear­ing wa­ter re­sis­tant Estée Lauder Dou­ble Wear Stay-in-place Eye Pen­cil. I pre­fer the Sapphire shade as it is softer than char­coal or black. Per­fect for travel with a smudger on one end and colour on the other. www.es­tee­lauder.co.nz

You can take the guess work out of foun­da­tion shop­ping. Wow. In less than five min­utes, ma­chine read­ings were taken and my El­iz­a­beth Arden Custom Color Foun­da­tion had been whipped up into an ex­cel­lent mois­tur­is­ing foun­da­tion ex­actly match­ing my skin tone. Avail­able ex­clu­sively at the El­iz­a­beth Arden Queen St Bou­tique. bou­tique.eliz­a­betharden.co.nz

Love my new Thom Browne TB804 round sun­glasses fea­tur­ing shields and dou­ble bridge plated in 18 Carat Gold. Hand­made in Ja­pan with Grey G15 lenses of­fer­ing 100% UV pro­tec­tion. Avail­able from Mor­timer Hirst www.mor­timer­hirst.co.nz Le Monde Home Front to back: An­tique Brass Ta­ble with Glass Top, Rib Glass and Brass Hur­ri­cane, Abbey Rose Can­dle, Golden Wooden Obelisk, Nude by French artist Van Hove. Front to back: Contessa Oak Bureau, Metal­lic Gold Lid with Ele­phant Han­dle and Black Base, An­tique Brass Lamp with Faux Snake Skin and Linen Shade, Metal­lic Gold Ginger Jar, Black and Gold Cock­a­too on Stand, Long Pineap­ple Print. Le Monde Home Front to Back: Por­tuguese Aztec Jug, Ar­ti­choke Plat­ter Oval, Out­door Obelisk, Ar­ti­fi­cial Box­wood Ball in Iron Metal Urn.

De­don Tigmi Deep Sofa with hand woven re­mov­able roof gives a sense of be­ing both in­doors and out­doors while re­call­ing the re­lax­ing at­mos­phere of a shaded tree. An icon in the mak­ing, it’s su­per com­fort­able, wide and deep. My De­don fur­ni­ture looks like new af­ter 12 years, an amaz­ing brand in terms of cost per use. www.domo.co.nz

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