COLOUR MY LIFE
– behind the scenes at our exclusive reader events in Auckland and Christchurch
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.