The best of today's Viva

By Amanda Linnell

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Ngahuia from N Model Management wears Gucci. Photographer / Mara Sommer. Stylist / Rachel Morton. Hair & makeup / Carolyn Haslett. Location / Spa at the Pullman Auckland
Ngahuia from N Model Management wears Gucci. Photographer / Mara Sommer. Stylist / Rachel Morton. Hair & makeup / Carolyn Haslett. Location / Spa at the Pullman Auckland

Viva's Top Stories
A Woman Is A Woman: how to be sophisticated and sensual.

First of the Summer Wines: Jo Burzynska's top picks for the season.

Garden Party: The most delicious strawberry tart and great picnic recipe ideas.

Take a look at the new boutique brand from the design team at Glassons.

What I love about summer: wearing sandals (and packing away my tights) and throwing on a skin-skimming dress that instantly adds an easy femininity (as opposed to layers of heavy jackets and sweaters).

The cool fragrant air when out on an early morning walk, the heavy heat that forces you inside for an afternoon siesta, the balmy evenings where the neighbourhood is filled with the sound of laughter. Summer, it evokes a wonderful lightness of being which translates into smiles and conviviality. This week's issue of Viva is set to get you in the mood for summer. I can't wait.

- Amanda Linnell, Viva Editor

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