Shop pro­file Orakei Bay Vil­lage

Auck­land’s Orakei Bay Vil­lage is the lat­est hotspot to visit for beau­ti­ful homeware, spe­cial­ity flow­ers and de­li­cious food

Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Text by Fiona Ralph. Pho­tog­ra­phy by He­len Bankers.

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

Fa­ther Rab­bit

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 Botanist

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.

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