COLOUR MY LIFE

– be­hind the scenes at our ex­clu­sive reader events in Auck­land and Christchurch

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Aticket sell­out fol­lowed by a queue out­side the door sig­nalled this year’s Colour My Life event in Auck­land would be a stel­lar one. The suc­cess of last year’s in­au­gu­ral lunch made us want to take this ex­clu­sive Sim­ply You reader cel­e­bra­tion to Christchurch, too. We teamed up with paint and colour ex­perts Re­sene and floor­ing spe­cial­ists Car­pet Court to host the events, held at Man­tells On The Wa­ter in Auck­land and Chin­wag in Christchurch. Guests at both venues were wel­comed with bub­bly and canapés be­fore en­joy­ing a de­li­cious three-course lunch with wine. Sim­ply You edi­tor Naomi Larkin led dis­cus­sions on colour trends for walls and floors, in­te­ri­ors in­spi­ra­tion and

dec­o­rat­ing tips. A cake dec­o­rat­ing demon­stra­tion by Auck­land’s The Caker and Cakes by Anna in Christchurch fol­lowed. Then Joico hair ex­perts and El­iz­a­beth Ar­den make-up and skin­care spe­cial­ists brought guests up to date on trends. No Sim­ply You event would be com­plete with­out fash­ion, and every­one was de­lighted to see mod­els sashay their way around the restau­rant in the lat­est sum­mer col­lec­tion from Ivy Blu. A fab­u­lous goody bag – val­ued at more than $300 and con­tain­ing a stylish Ice watch, a Joico hair treat­ment, a se­lec­tion of El­iz­a­beth Ar­den sam­ples and a copy of Sim­ply You – ended the events on a high.

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