Lovely Mother’s Day gift ideas / M.A.C Viva Glam’s 25th gorgeous face / A shoe to help with running motivation / A trans-seasonal jacket


Mother’s Day made easy: 10 thoughtful ways to say ‘Thanks, Mum’

By the time you’re old enough to be choosing your own Mother’s Day gifts, it’s safe to say your mum probably has almost everything she needs. These treats are just cherries on the top – little luxuries to make her day, week or month just that much nicer. And if you think she’d rather pick one for herself, there’s always the Britomart Black Card, which works at 65+ stores, salons and eateries in the precinct.


The M.A.C Viva Glam campaign celebrates 25 years of fundraising through fabulousness

When it launched in 1994, the M.A.C Viva Glam campaign was revolutionary. Fronted by Ru Paul and dedicated to supporting people living with HIV/AIDS, it has since raised nearly $3 million in New Zealand through sales of Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglosses. This year’s ambassador – joining a line-up of famous faces that includes Lady Gaga, Chloe Sevigny, Mary J Blige, Sia, Nicki Minaj, and Lil’ Kim – is supermodel Winnie Harlan, who has recreated Ru Paul’s famous poses. Support the cause by getting glam at M.A.C Britomart.


The laceless Nike Phantom React may be the key to your winter run motivation

They say if you can work up the energy to put your running shoes on, half the work of going for a run is already done. If so, the Nike Phantom React ($250) represents a giant stride forward in getting you out the door. The latest model in the ultra-cushioned React series features a comfortably smooth (dare we say “sock-like”?) Flyknit upper – no lacing required. Reluctant runners and minimalists alike can get them in-store now at Nike Britomart.


Jo Malone London’s new collection is better than a trip to the Wintergarden

Bottled in a luminescent rainbow of garden colours, the new limited-edition Jo Malone London Blossom Daze collection is a riot of floral fragrances to brighten up grey weather. There’s the old favourite Orange Blossom cologne, hair mist and scent diffuser, the delicate Silk Blossom cologne and candle, exotic Star Magnolia in a cologne and hair mist, and the heady new Frangipani Flower in two cologne sizes. Available in-store at Britomart now.


Keep the chill at bay on a changeable day with this Fabric sweater

Transeasonal dressing is the worst. It’s too early to go full down-jacket, but too brisk in the mornings to step out in just a shirt. Fortunately Italian brand Stone Island’s funnel-neck cotton-fleece sweatshirt ($449) solves the problem of needing a neck-warming top layer that’s not going to mess with your hair when you pull it off. Available in a range of shades from Fabric Britomart now.