Tucked away in a corner of one of Riyadh's many malls you can find a frozen oasis where once a fortnight you will hear the clunk of stones and the swish of brooms on ice, writes former Otago man Peter Heron.
In the Middle East children are taught to fear dogs as they may carry diseases and many are feral. Former Otago man Pete Heron writes about navigating being a dog owner in the Mid East after getting a schitzu-terrier.
Not quite the mountains at Cardrona, former Central Otago man Pete Heron takes to the sandy slopes of Saudi Arabia with his family.
Former Otago man Peter Heron journeys into the sights, smells and colours of Saudi souks in Riyadh where bartering is a skill and roaming through the stalls at night is an adventure in itself.
Former Otago man Peter Heron journeys to see the amazing sites at Jebel Tuwaiq, also known as The Edge of the World, in Saudi Arabia, and finds not even the Mid-East's rugged scenery has escaped the world's litter woes.
Like us Southerners, Saudi Arabians enjoy hunting, but rather than pig dogs they use high-priced falcons, writes former Otago man Peter Heron.
In Central Otago the A&P show is one of the highlights of the year. In Saudi Arabia, the equivalent of this is the annual camel festival with its highlight, ‘The Camel Beauty Contest”, writes former Otago man Peter Heron.
Introducing again, but in a different way, my clever friend Cherry Hart. In a post earlier this year I featured her as a fashion zine creator, however this time I'm focusing on this multi-talented women's clothing label-Mickey Loves Mallory.
I'm getting extremely tired/infuriated with society's unrealistic expectations around female beauty. Three local women talk candidly about their bodies and perceptions of beauty, writes Amy Parsons-King.
I remember Jojo Ross from when she lived in Dunedin, with her icy blonde hair, and progressive style she was always intriguing, writes Amy Parsons-King.
I asked three successful, smart, honest local women to share with us their perceptions of success and their morning routines . . .
Kami, the assistant manager of Mi Piaci who's into body positivity, '90s fashion and is a huge fan of denim, shares with us her favourite items from Meridian Mall this season, and gives us insight in what she loves to wear.,
Other than hanging up on people (which I only do in extreme circumstances I like to communicate through what I wear. An example of this is when I wear 'statement earrings'.
A few weeks ago it was New Zealand Fashion Week and although I didn't go (read my whinge in a previous post) I was involved in helping get someone else there which was pretty cool!
The change in season brings with it longer days, warmer weather and the need for a new wardrobe-particularly one which pays tribute to the world blossoming around us, writes Amy Parsons-King.