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Lucire 2016 | The global fashion magazineFinding relief in the Coromandel
Artist Annie Spence moved to New Zealand’s Coromandel region to get away from the rat race. There, she creates unique sculptures that illustrate her love for the country. Jack Yan speaks to her

 


Coupé de ville

We might test some very exotic machinery at Lucire, but when it comes to our own money, we’re more down to earth. Jack Yan talks about his choice, the Renault Mégane Coupé

 


Standing out in today’s world

Ian Ryder is so impressed with the BMW i8 that he believes it’s a design icon that can legitimately be considered in the same breath as some of the great supercars
photographed by the author

 


In electric company

Lucire gets to live with the BMW i3, rather than take it for a cursory test drive, and Jack Yan thinks he’s seen the future
photographed by Stuart Cowley

 


Blue desire

With the trajectory of Hyundai, it was inevitable that they would come up with a big car that would be more desirable than the Japanese and Australian competition. That day is upon us with the Sonata 2·4 Élite, says Jack Yan
photographed by the author, some images on a Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe

 


BMW 125i M Sport: flexing its technical muscles

Jack Yan revisits the BMW 125i with M Sport package, now that it has had a makeover—plus gadgets including BMW’s Connected Drive concierge service and the ability to read the news to you
photographed by the author

 


Meizu M2 Note: Google-free in a post-Snowden era

Jack Yan, conscious of Google’s privacy invasions after a few run-ins, is pleased with the octa-core Meizu M2 Note. It has its own OS based on Android, but a version that seems to send nothing back to the big G, while having the sort of display that Iphone 6S users delight in, at a fraction of the price

 


Apple’s 2015 MacBook: what it’s really like, nine months on

Sarah Bickerton knows her tech, and when she replaced her 2010 MacBook Air with a 2015 MacBook, she found it suited her needs—but not without a few reservations
photographed by the author, with some images supplied by Apple

 


Fate and the Pearls

In 2014, we serialized travel editor Stanley Moss’s The Crimson Garter. It’s our privilege this summer to bring you its sequel, Fate and the Pearls, by SMoss, continuing the adventures of Capt Harry Blackpool
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Mini goes forth

The Mini Cooper five-door opens up a new market, and has enough of the brand’s qualities to find plenty of new adherents, writes Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 


What they’ll envy in ’16

Lola Cristall looks at the latest offerings in beauty and lifestyle as she attends launches at New York Fashion Week and other events

 


Welcome to the future

Jack Yan has had more time to live with the BMW 218i Active Tourer, and finds even greater appeal with the company’s first foray into the MPV segment
photographed by Stuart Cowley

 

 

Lucire: LivingWomen must be at the forefront of climate change solutions
Susi Newborn breaks down the issues relating to climate change, something which affects women far more than men, and issues a challenge as planet Earth must fight for its survival

 


Range Rover Evoque: still fresh, more stylish, surprisingly capable

Jack Yan samples one of Lucire’s most acclaimed SUVs, in the form of the 2015½ Range Rover Evoque Si4 with Black Pack, and throws more than what you might expect at it
photographed by Stuart Cowley
from issue 35 of Lucire

 


The legend of Pininfarina

Jack Yan looks at the legacy of Sergio Pininfarina, one of the most famed car designers in automotive history
photographs courtesy manufacturers
from issue 29 of Lucire

 


Honesty is the best policy

Jack Yan tests the BMW X5 Xdrive25d. It might be nearly 40 PS down on the previous, more expensive X5 he tested, but he finds there’s more than a valid case for it
photographed by Stuart Cowley; Castle Pt photos by Yvonne Tucker and the author

 

 

Lucire: LivingThe art of Joanne Gair
Janie Duneas looks at a different side to Joanne Gair, internationally known and sought after for her make-up and body-painting work, on the eve of an exhibition opening of her paintings at Blikfang in Auckland

 


French class

A confessed Francophile when it comes to cars, Jack Yan gets behind the wheel of Peugeot’s award-winning 308, in its flagship Allure 2·0 Blue HDi guise, and discovers a very complete, compelling entry
photographed by the author and by Yvonne Tucker

 


The sweet spot

Cynics decry it, calling it a niche too far, but Jack Yan makes the case for the BMW X4 Xdrive35d, as he puts it through a series of tasks in our road test
photographed by Stuart Cowley

 


Lucire’s news-makers of 2014

Jack Yan looks at the seven personalities who defined our year

 


X and the city

Does an SUV without four-wheel drive make sense? Jack Yan looks at the BMW X1 Sdrive18d, and concludes that the German company understands us better than we would care to admit
photographed by the author

 


Building character

Jack Yan hops behind the wheel of the Hyundai i30 Limited to see if the Korean giant delivers substance in addition to its latest model’s style
photographed by the author
excerpted from issue 34 of
Lucire

 


Halo effect

Jack Yan has an enjoyable Auckland experience as he hops behind the wheel of a white Volvo S60 T6 AWD R Design Polestar, a sports saloon that he doesn’t want to give back
photographed by the author

 


BMW 435i: look at me

Jack Yan is surprised at the amount of people who use the BMW 435i M Sport as a conversation-starter
photographed by the author

 

 

Lucire 2014 | The global fashion magazineHands across the ocean
Some celebrity philanthropists go public to clear the air on their causes. Actress Tanna Frederick, meanwhile, wants to clear the water, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by Philip Alderton and Odessy Barbu
from issue 35 of Lucire

 


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