Shop profile Orakei Bay Village
Auckland’s Orakei Bay Village is the latest hotspot to visit for beautiful homeware, speciality flowers and delicious food
Avacant waterfront warehouse and former gin distillery has been transformed into Auckland’s newest retail and hospo hub. Alongside Kings Plant Barn and specialty grocery store Farro Fresh, Orakei Bay Village houses a number of boutiques, eateries and bars, plus a florist, art gallery and more. Take a look at some of our favourite spaces.
Alex & Corban
Alex and Corban Walls’ second store is small but sweet, packed with luxe homeware, furniture and artworks from around the world. As well as the pair’s own line of linen bedding, you’ll find throws, wall hangings, tableware, books, body products and more. This clever husband-and-wife duo won The Block NZ in 2014 and have continued to showcase their unique style through their stores. alexandcorban.co.nz
Head to Father Rabbit for simple, stylish, vintage-inspired wares. Claudia Zinzan and Nick Hutchinson’s third store is a large, dreamy space full of household essentials, from covetable crockery to stylish linens. There’s also artisan food items, cookbooks and candles galore – it’s basically a homeowner’s (or gift giver’s) paradise. fatherrabbit.com
The second outpost of Eden Kersten’s floristry business The Botanist is large, light and airy – a refreshing contrast to her base at Auckland’s City Works Depot. Eden splits her time between the two locations where she creates bespoke arrangements for customers, events and weddings. See page 136 for an insight into this florist’s home and plant obsession. botanist.co.nz
Florist Cara Piacun prepares the day’s display of beautiful blooms and foliage at The Botanist.