Wellington is famous for many reasons: wind (the city once recorded a gust of 248km/hr), having the most cafes per head of anywhere in the world, being the home of Peter Jackson and his stunning movies which include The Lord Of The Rings epics, The Hobbit, Avatar (and more) and also for their hip slice […]
Wellington’s stunning Museum Art Hotel is one of Lost At E Minor’s favourite hotels – and not just for the luxury, comfort and setting. It comes with an underlying vibe of cheeky fun. Take this example: the beautiful motorbikes on display in the lobby/gallery are regularly taken out for a quick spin by owner, Chris Parkin.
To celebrate the official release of Peter Jackson’s latest J.R.R. Tolkien fable, The Hobbit, lucky competition winners were given a trip to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, to be turned into fiercesome and brutal Orcs from the movie.
Wellington Airport in New Zealand has recently erected a giant Gollum sculpture in preparation for the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next month. The 13 metre long Gollum was developed by Weta Workshop. The sculpture weighs in at 1.2 tonnes. Weta Workshop is best known for producing the sets, costumes, weapons and […]
I spent the first few years of my life in New Zealand’s cultural capital, that cafe rich, windswept harbour enclave of Wellington, New Zealand, surrounded by green rolling hills and enraptured by the burgeoning music, art, and fashion scene that had already started to take root in the city. That was a fair few years ago (gulp).
In our ongoing adventure following Aussie Hipster Patrick Stevenson in New Zealand, he gets a real Wellington makeover. Wellington can provide a jam-packed itinerary, but one must not forget to squeeze in shopping and a visit to top notch local boutiques, such as Crane Brothers and Good as Gold.
With more bars, restaurants, and cafes per capita than New York City, Hipster Patrick was spoiled for choice when dining out on his visit to Wellington. Here is a look at a few of the restaurants that shouldn’t be missed.
I’m originally from Wellington, New Zealand, so I know first hand what a happening little city it is, from the windswept hills that harbour (did I say harbour? Check Wellington’s out below) cool boutiques, cafes and restaurants, to the bustling downtown area. Thanks to our friends at Tourism Wellington, we are giving away a bunch of New Zealand-themed goodies to the best answers to this question: What are the first words you think of when you think of Wellington?
When it comes to being a hipster, Australian Patrick ticks all the boxes. He is a skinny white boy living in the hood (well, Redfern, Sydney). He’s a part-time DJ, full-time social photographer, and the wearer of ironic T-shirts and ironic shorts. He’s the bearer of ironic tattoos and the rider of an ironic bicycle.
When it comes to being a hipster, Australian Patrick ticks all the boxes. For all his hipster tendencies, Patrick is actually really nice. Which is why our friends at Air New Zealand wanted to change his mind about New Zealand. To do that they took him to the capital of Kiwi hipsterdom.
Wellington band The Dims have released two EPs in the past six months, with the latest installment entitled No Chemical Ills. Drawing inspiration from cult Kiwi acts like The Gordons and The Dead C, the trio condense their sound into distorted songs best described as ‘noise-punk’, and lasting only a couple of minutes.
Good are a Kiwi creative team, illustrating gear for you to wear. Their influences come from cultures encountered, people surrounded, and good beats. We have three Good t-shirts to give away to randomly selected LAEM subscribers who say ‘g’day’ under this post and the name of the city you’re in.
Who knew that New Zealanders could make authentic, knock-out Turkish delights? Yet that is exactly what makes Wellington-based artisanal confectioners, Loukoumi, so renowned. This boutique company’s traditional Turkish delights are all natural, handcrafted sweets available in a range of flavors from New Zealand manuka honey, to Australian rainforest lemon myrtle, to their recently released pomegranate.
I haven’t bought a CD in a while but I was strolling down Wellington’s Cuba Street looking for a bit of inspiration the other day when Liam Finn’s music tapped me politely on the shoulder and dragged me into the music store. Liam is New Zealand music royalty, of Neil Finn descent, although — with […]