Party planning and Christmas is sorted in Good magazine’s bumper Nov/Dec issue bursting with fabulous ideas for the festive season: an easy-to-make and delicious menu of party pleasing finger food that’s gluten-, dairy- and refined-sugar free. Together catering share their tips on how to make decorative and delicious platters. Plus, stylish cost-effective ways to create stunning table setting; and step-by-step craft guide for how to make a festive floral lei to dress your tree. This issue also celebrates innovators in sustainable design; beauty benefits of drinking tea; power of plants and how they help us; how to grow and arrange your own flowers. Plus an epic trip to India, and guide to some of New Zealand’s top hideaway spots for summer.
Photography Andrew Coffey, hair Tenielle Gillies of Vada, make-up Emma Peters of Belle & Sage, flowers Chikako Shiraki of White Tree Floral Design. The delicious spread was created for Good by our gorgeous cover models Phoebe Carr (left) and Emily Read of Together catering and café. Good’s award-winning designer Lisa Lodge styled the shoot with the following: Jute floor rug, $289, duck egg blue hand-thrown stoneware side plates, $16 each, and embossed recycled glass, $9, from etico.co.nz; Ali Davies pohutukawa print table runner, $59, alidavies.co.nz; Gold titanium knife and spoon ($499 for 16-piece set) and Beldi wine glass tapered, $13 each, from fatherrabbit.com; mint Jaipur cotton napkin, $16, Nile hand towel mustard, $46, grey San Cristobal throw, $269 and Serenity Zincantan cushion, $155, from bohomeandroam.co.nz; JS Ceramics ‘Strokes Small plate’, $26, (olives), and ‘White Inside Bowl’, $26, (beetroot dip), from cottonandclay.co.nz; House of Knives olive wood handle paring knife, $79.20, from worldofcutlery.net; and Thomas & Rose Fine Fruit Ciders ‘Apple & Ginger’, $6, thomasandrose.co.nz. Phoebe wears Zoe & Morgan ‘Sunbeam’ ring, $190. Emily wears Zoe & Morgan ‘Ahana’ ring, $350, and ‘Equinox’ ring, $198, zoeandmorgan.com. Clothing their own.