Here is ed&i's guide to a fantastic Summer.
Let's start with festivals! Besides being good fun, do you know that there are plenty of health benefits that go hand in hand coming from festivals. The positive unstructured environments encourage creativity, which in-of-itself has been found to reduce stress, negative emotions and improve flow, spontaneity, positive identity, and social networks.
After selling out four years in a row, Hidden Valley, the iconic post boxing day party returns as the first in line for the Summer's festie season in picturesque Matakana (just a breezy one-hour drive from Auckland). Welcoming a variety of popular local and international electronic music acts with Alison Wonderland headlining, this is a festie you don't want to miss.
Now, moving on to a bit of a different vibe is New Zealand's very own indie festival, Nest Fest. This is the place to catch all of your favourite live acts as well as being the one-stop to reveal all of the acts you didn't even know you loved yet. Embodying its core principles of inclusivity, self-expression and free love, you can count on Nest Fest to be a guaranteed good time.
Lastly, and most importantly, SPF. We all know just how important SPF is, no matter your skin colour or tone. We also know that no one wants to smell like a high school athletics day. So to finish our ultimate summer guide is the ed&i During - Sunscreen. Unbelievably light to the touch, it's packed with naturally hydrating botanicals to shield and protect, all while smelling like whisky cocoa and bringing your gorgeous inner glow to the surface.