My Weekend: Paul Serville

By Anna Lee

Interior detail from Kumeu restaurant, The Tasting Shed. Photo / Babiche Martens
Interior detail from Kumeu restaurant, The Tasting Shed. Photo / Babiche Martens
Paul Serville in London.
Paul Serville in London.

Paul Serville is the man behind Servilles, and this week unveiled a beautiful new campaign featuring the work of his friend, artist Judy Millar. The founder of the iconic hair salons and training academy shares a few of his weekend favourites.

Enjoying... I'm a sports fan, so you'll find me supporting the Blues or the All Blacks most weekends. I enjoy just chilling out watching a good rugby match.

Going... I love to get out of the city to Hot Water Beach. I hang out at Hot Waves when I'm there just enjoying the rawness of real New Zealand.

Relaxing... I'll pop into Servilles Takapuna on a Saturday morning after the gym to get my hair washed and enjoy one of our famous head massages.

Great way to start the day. If I'm having a laidback weekend, I'll spend a Saturday night in watching art movies.

Mornings... I'm a regular at Federal & Wolfe for breakfast. It's right by our academy in the city. I always have the bircher muesli and good coffee. It's really popular, always a good crowd. Takapuna Beach Cafe is always good for breakfast, too.

Discovering... I love hunting for interesting bits and pieces for the house. I've just discovered a great little place on Mt Eden Rd called Koko. They do industrial-inspired furniture, and have some pretty cool, out-there pieces which I love.

Drinking... I don't often drink but I have been known to have a night out every now and then. I really like Sugar Bar in Newmarket, and I enjoy a drink at The Tasting Shed on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Dining... I love Depot. The food is to die for. I always take international guests who are visiting there if I can. It has a real cool, casual vibe, which I like. I also love Ortolana in Britomart, the food, the service, the ambience is all brilliant. For dessert, I'll pop over to Milse for their Bombe Alaska if I manage to get lucky and snag one of the few seats.


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