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Your Auckland autumn fashion guide

We’ve said goodbye to daylight savings, and the cooler weather is upon us. That means autumn fashion time, and we’ve got a plethora of fantastic shops in Takapuna for your wardrobe refresh. Here are our top fashion picks for the 2023 autumn season. Looking for a map to the best fashion stores on the shore? Hit up our fashion directory. Whatever suits Nothing says dress for success more than a blazer or suit jacket, and classic tailoring is on-trend for autumn. Blazers are blazing every colour this year, so whatever hue you suit, there are options aplenty. Try a fitted look with this Houndstooth Double Breasted Blazer from Cue, and go bright in this cobalt blue Rouched Sleeve Crepe Blazer from Jacqui E. For a

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What’s hot for hair in 2023

And where to get those sweet styles on the North Shore! Feel like a refresh or want to switch up your look? Well, there’s nothing more dramatically different than a new hairstyle, and I Love Takapuna has the gen on all the latest hair trends. Many of Auckland’s most talented stylists are situated here on the North Shore, so you’re spoilt for choice on the best places to get a snappy new do.  Cuts Short hair is so hot in 2023. If you want to rock a short style this autumn, start with the classic pixie cut – it’s a cute look that never goes out of fashion. Short blunt cut bobs are big this year too. And if you can’t decide between a bob

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Get your home interiors looking ‘so 2023’

We’re well into the new year and let’s face it, it’s probably been a while since you gave your home a spruce-up. If you just fancy some funky new accessories for a bright new look, we have heaps of excellent stores right here in Takapuna, catering to all styles and budgets. Check out our suggestions of neat home furniture stores on the North Shore to complete your home refresh. BoConcept For sophisticated, modern and minimalist furniture, it’s got to be BoConcept – Denmark’s most global furniture brand. Synonymous with Danish creativity and craftsmanship, and with a focus on sleek designs, natural timbers and neutral colours, BoConcept’s furniture is elegant and functional. Style: Scandi modern Location: 21 Hurstmere Road Bed Bath N’ Table Experts in the

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Check out these Auckland beachside treats

Nothing beats a cold treat on a hot day, and Takapuna has all the best frozen food joints in Auckland. So while you’re out enjoying the local sights, head down to Hurstmere Road and The Promenade – Takapuna’s sweet treat central, and grab a toothsome delight from these excellent outlets. Mövenpick Superstar Swiss ice cream maker, Mövenpick is a community favourite, and people come from all over the North Shore to get a cone. It’s rocking a mouthwatering selection of natural ice creams and sorbets served in freshly baked waffle cones, with tempting flavours including macadamia dulce de leche and tiramisu.  Duck Island Ice Cream We’re also lucky enough to have Waikato-bred ice cream extraordinaire Duck Island Ice Cream. Yes, it’s got scoops, but the

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Extend your summer in Takapuna

Your holiday doesn’t have to be over just because you’re back at work! Summer is still in full swing here in Takapuna. With sunny days, long warm nights and a heap of interesting activities to do close to home, grab your friends and family and keep the summer vibes rolling. Hit the beach Voted one of Auckland’s favourite beaches, Takapuna Beach is the place to go for fun in the sun. With soft white sand, warm glistening water, and a lush grassy reserve with a super-cool playground for the kids – there’s no better place to relax, unwind and soak up the rays. Pack a picnic, grab an ice cream, and enjoy these spectacular  summer days at Takapuna Beach. Take to the water Nothing beats

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Takeaway favourites for your Takapuna Beach picnic

It’s picnic time, and here’s how you can make the most of your day in the sun. Don’t waste precious beach time trotting around the supermarket getting supplies – pop into one of our amazing local restaurants, grab a tasty takeaway and head to beautiful Takapuna Beach. Here are our top recommendations. Pizza on the promenade Situated in The Strand, and a convenient two-minute walk to Takapuna Beach is Sal’s Authentic New York Pizza. Originating in 1975, Sal’s is the best authentic NY pizza you’ll find outside The Big Apple. Meat lovers will adore The Brooklyn – a delicious trio of speciality pepperoni, sausage and Italian meatballs set on a crispy base made from Sal’s signature slow-risen dough. Burgers on the beach If burgers are

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Top lunches for $15 or less in Takapuna

Out and about and feeling a bit peckish? Want a yummy work lunch at a great price? Luckily you won’t have to go far as we have many fine eateries right here at Takapuna offering hearty meals at a steal. Poké bowls @ Poké Poké Fresh, healthy and tasty, our choice for a delicious vegan lunch is the tofu and mushroom poké bowl from Poké Poké. Load it up with your choice of rice or salad and up to six toppings, with dressing and garnish. Price: $14.90Location: Shop 6/40 Hurstmere RoadBrowse the Poké Poké menu here Burgers @ Blazin Burger For a juicy burger lunch, Blazin Burger is the place to go. Options include beef burgers, chicken, pulled pork and a tasty vegan burger. We

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Your Takapuna back to school shopping guide

It’s that time of year again! The nippers are heading back to school. They’ll need to be loaded up with all the standard stationery and special items required for the actual learning. And on top of that, they probably want to look “cool”, or “fire”, or whatever it is that kids want to look this year. Great news ! There are some awesome shops right here in Takapuna that are stocking all the gear you need, and run by smart folks who can help you find the right stuff at the right price.  Here’s our handy guide to where to go for all your back-to-school needs. Stationery Getting together the school stationery list can be daunting for parents, but Paper Plus makes it easy. Simply

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 “A Day in the Life of Aucklanders” Exhibition

Takapuna is proud to host an outdoor street photography exhibition by the Auckland Festival of Photography, presented by Image Auckland and I Love Takapuna. This is the 2nd annual exhibition created from a selection of the best images from Auckland Photo Day 2022, celebrating A Day in the Life of Aucklanders. Whilst celebrated in a spirit of fun this event also fulfils the important role of documenting our life right here and now in the world we live in. The exclusive exhibition has been curated for the local community to enjoy over the summer months in Takapuna and includes images shot by photographers based around the North Shore, in Takapuna, Castor Bay, Beach Haven, Schnapper Rock & Greenhithe. Enjoy a walk around the town centre

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