TRAVEL UP­DATE

Sim­ply You checks out a re­fur­bished ho­tel, top Airbnb stays and carry-on es­sen­tials.

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– quirky and stylish of­fer­ings from Airbnb and a re­fur­bished ho­tel in Welling­ton

MIL­LION DOL­LAR QT MU­SEUM MAKEOVER

The QT Mu­seum Welling­ton ho­tel, for­merly Mu­seum Art Ho­tel, is ready to sur­prise and in­spire guests af­ter a $12 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion to match its new name. Its im­pres­sive art col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing Rozi De­mant’s Lilies and Grant Hanna’s I Dream of Fishes, has been re-imag­ined be­hind large an­gled frames pro­jected from the walls. Fur­nish­ings have been up­dated in keep­ing with the ho­tel’s sig­na­ture brand of lux­ury quirk, fea­tur­ing tim­bers, brass, black glass and var­i­ous chan­de­lier styles. The favoured French Hip­popota­mus Res­tau­rant & Bar is still on the third floor, and a new Ja­panese and Korean-in­spired eatery, Hot Sauce, is planned. Emer­gency bow ties and other quirky ameni­ties have been added to the guest ser­vices list. qtho­tel­san­dresorts.com/ welling­ton

CARRY-ON WITH ANNA WHITE

In­spired by the mod­ern women she met while liv­ing over­seas, Anna White started her epony­mous leather goods line in her home­town of Christchurch last year. Her sig­na­ture au­tumn/ win­ter 2017 leather tote is per­fect for travel. “I walked around with this de­sign for over six months be­fore I was con­fi­dent it was ready,” says White. “It had to per­form in a prac­ti­cal way, and still be beau­ti­ful.” an­nawhite.co

HAND LUG­GAGE ES­SEN­TIALS

Don’t for­get to pack these beauty must-haves to keep skin hy­drated and lips smooth on your trav­els. 1. Weleda Pome­gran­ate Firm­ing Face Serum, $49. 2. Tril­ogy Min­eral Ra­di­ance Mask, $38. 3. Na­ture’s Beauty Bee Venom Eye Serum, $47. 4. Lancôme Ab­solue Pre­cious Cells In­tense Re­vi­tal­is­ing Emul­sion, $350. 5. Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Con­di­tioner, $25. 6. Na­ture’s Beauty Lanolux Hand Lo­tion, $9.

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Tote, $595, by Anna White.

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