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Winter Weekend Essentials

written by Amber June 28, 2016

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The best thing about winter is snuggling up and hunkering down; however, after a few weeks that loses its shine and starts to breed a touch of cabin fever. My girlfriends and I have been talking about doing a weekend away for a while and, thanks to the team at Long White Vodka, I’m feeling very inspired to make it happen. So while you dream about where your ideal winter weekend escape is, feast your eyes on these getaway essentials and read on to win $250 to help make it a reality.


Stay warm in style


Superettes new Tie Up Sweater  is made from 100% fine merino, so this stylish pullover is everything you need in a winter warmer

Bling it


I only just got wind of this kickass jewellery label LuvAJ.  They have made the perfect statement pieces to completely raise the bar on any outfit. What’s better still, they won’t take up any space in your luggage.


Fringe, is not just for summer


Any street styler will tell you fringing is peaking, there’s just something about it that says yolo. I’m guessing it’s from all those years saving it especially for festivals. My opinion, drag the fringe trend into winter with these  great 3×1 jeans .

Lounged as bro


There is no better way to embrace your holiday than in your lounge wear, heck you will most probably be in it most of the day anyway. I am truly obsessed with these sleepwear setsCheck out some favourites   Homebodii , Only Hearts &  Eberjey


Destination , fireplace


This is the fanciest UFO (unidentified fire object) I could find, the good thing about a fireplace is it doesn’t discriminate against lesser designed versions.Just as long as it’s warm and makes good crackling noises it’ll do!


And lots of yummy ingredients to make some easy eats and great cocktails


Pick an easy meal and turn it gourmet with lots of fresh herbs and produce. My go to, or at least what I’d like to eat this very minute: a pesto prawn pizza with red capscium. Also come prepared with some delicious cocktails (because no one likes doing a booze run when it’s dark and cold). Long White Vodka mixes are made with naturally flavoured sparkling water, which is perfect if you’re not wanting anything too sweet or too heavy. It makes settling in and arriving on your first night super easy. With three refreshing flavours, sweetened with apple juice not added table sugar, and made from good old locally sourced ingredients – Lemon & Lime is my fav – you can focus on other important things like the playlist!

This post was made possible thanks to Long White Vodka – all thoughts/opinions are my own!


Fancy a winter weekend away? Simply let us know what your ultimate winter escape would be in the comment section below and go in the draw to win a $250 prezzy card to put towards making it one to remember.

For terms and conditions read below.

Good luck!



The Down Low Long White Vodka Promotion Terms & Conditions

Information on how to enter and gifts form part of these conditions of entry. Entry into the promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

The promotion is open to New Zealand residents aged 18 years or over. Employees of the Promoter and any agency involved with this promotion, and the immediate families of such employees, are not eligible to enter.

The promotion commences at 12.01am on the 28 June 2016 and finishes at 11.59pm on the 28th July 2016 (‘Promotion Period’).

To enter the promotion:

Let us know where your favourite NZ winter hideaway spot is.

There is one prize to be won, a $250 prezzy card . The winner will be the first valid entry drawn at random from all eligible entries submitted. In the event that an ineligible entry is drawn or the Promoter is unable to contact a winner within 48 hours of the Prize draw, having made reasonable attempts to do so, the Promoter may deem that winner’s entry invalid and select a new winner on the same terms as the original Prize draw.

1 entry per person.

The prize is not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash.

In the event that the prize or any part of it becomes unavailable for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter may in its sole discretion decide to provide an alternative prize.

The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of claims and determine the eligibility of entrants (including an entrant’s identity) and to disqualify any entry or refuse to award a prize where false or misleading details have been given by an entrant, or where an entrant has behaved in a fraudulent or dishonest manner, or otherwise than in accordance with these terms and conditions or the spirit of the promotion.

Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

All decisions made by the Promoter its employees or agents are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Promoter may amend, suspend or cancel any aspect of the promotion (including any prize) at any time in its sole discretion.

Neither the Promoter nor any other entity associated with this competition will be responsible for any late, lost, misdirected or incorrectly submitted entries, including but not limited to entries not received due to technical problems or human error. The time entries are deemed to be made will be the time the entry is received, not the time the entry is submitted by an entrant.

The Promoter reserves the right to disallow entries in its absolute discretion and without giving reasons.

By entering this Promotion, entrants agree to the use of their names, photographs and likeness for promotional/ advertising purposes, and agree to make themselves reasonably available for this purpose. The ensuing copyright will rest with the Promoter, without any claim to compensation from the entrants.

All competition entries become the property and copyright of the Promoter. By entering this promotion, entrants assign copyright in their entry to the Promoter.

The winners acknowledge and agree that they will comply with all instructions given by employees of the Promoter and other agencies associated with this promotion, and agree not to do anything that may bring the Promoter into disrepute.

The winners agree that as a condition of their participation in the prize, they may be required to execute a waiver and indemnity in the form provided by the Promoter.

If a winner cannot accept the prize for any reason, their prize will be void and no compensation will be payable.

Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies), excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion, including, but not limited to, where attributable to any of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected ; (d) any variation in the prize; (e) any tax liability incurred by a claimant or entrant; or (f) use of a prize.

The Promoter collects and holds personal information provided by entrants for the purposes of this promotion and for future promotional purposes. Failure to provide requested personal information may disqualify a person from being able to receive a prize. All personal information provided by entrants will be held by the Promoter. Under the Privacy Act 1993, entrants have the right to access and correct any such personal information. Entrants may access and request correction of any of the details about them held by the Promoter by sending an email to ajpeebles@gmail.com.

The Promoter is Amber Peebles, The Down Low, thedownlow.co.nz

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