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And the snow goes on!


New Zealand blanketed in snow from bottom to top!

The South Island has been blanketed in snow with the white stuff falling heavily since the weekend, and Auckland has seen some flakes for the first time since the 1930s! With all this fresh powder falling on the ski fields, the conditions are magnificent. Now is the perfect time to book your last minute ski holiday to Queenstown - speak to our Travel & Leisure team today to create your perfect winter break!

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Stay @ 42 & recieve a Sunday Star Times Hot List Gift


Escape to 42... and enjoy the Touch of Spice Hot List Gift!

Queenstown villa 42 Man Street is the perfect location for a winter escape.

Sip pinot by the fire overlooking views of snow-capped mountains or wander into the town for shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Book 42 Man Street before October 7 and ask for the Touch of Spice Hot List Gift including a selection pack of four wines from Amisfield Winery, luxury airport transfers to 42 Man Street with Black ZQN and $130 off the nightly rate

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Touch of Spice endorsed by the Wedding Guide


Touch of Spice Weddings is proud to be endorsed by the Wedding Guide NZ.

Touch of Spice Weddings is delighted to be endorsed by the Wedding Guide NZ, a carefully designed online directory, focused on offering lucky Bride & Grooms an unrivalled wedding planning resource, attracting business from both domestic and international markets.

See our listing at

Wedding Guide for Weddings

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New Zealand's Next Top Model & Touch of Spice!


Remember the girls staring in New Zealand's Next Top Model are staying in one the Private Villa Collection properties...

The models are staying in Penthouse 64 in Auckland. Watch tonight at 7.30pm on TV3 to catch up on all the action and of course see inside this stunning waterfront apartment!

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Touch of Spice rated excellent by FlipKey by TripAdvisor.

Touch of Spice has been rated excellent by FlipKey by TripAdvisor, a community driven travel site that helps consumers find trusted vacation rental homes throughout the world, by providing real reviews of verified vacation rental properties.

The "Rated Excellent" digital badge is an exclusive award that recognizes outstanding vacation rentals based on reviews from past guests. Flip Key say "It is clear that you provide a fantastic rental property for your guests and we are pleased to recognize your efforts."

Check out our Luxury Accommodation site to view our fabulous portfolio of exclusive private villas available for your next holiday!


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Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


Queenstown has been blanketed in crisp white snow today as an icey blast swept over the country.

Skiiers were deligthed this morning as they woke to see fresh snow blanketing downtown Queenstown. With overnight lows of minus 6, it was chilly in the deep south. Conditions on the mountains are fabulous with 40cm of powder falling on The Remarkables and more than 25cm on Coronet Peak in the past 24 hours.

"There were lots of `yahoos`, lots of excited people, smiles and high fives out there today with fresh snow just adding to the good times," said The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence (source NZ Ski website).

With cold but sunny days forcast for the rest of the week this is a great time to pack your ski suit and head south! We look forward to welcoming you to our winter wonderland. Contact our Travel & Leisure division for assistance with accommodation, transport and ski equipment including in-house ski equipment fittings.

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TOS featured in Sunday Star Times!


Never Say No To A Celebrity! - Touch of Spice was featured in the Sunday Star Times last Sunday.

No request is too strange when it comes to meeting the needs of the rich and famous!With our "never say no" approach if we can`t do it we just refer it to someone who can. We can be a mixture of maid, nanny, event planner, wedding planner, travel agent and an agony aunt if we have to.

We have hosted golfer Tiger Woods, tennis ace Andre Agassi and supermodel Tyra Banks but we are too discreet to name the client who commuted daily by helicopter to a table tennis centre for his entire 16 week visit.


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Competition Winner!


Congratulations Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Stephenson of Merck Sharp & Dohme (NZ) won the Touch of Spice Events prize draw at Convene to win two nights accommodation for two at Taupo Point Villas (Touch of Spice Private Villa Collection property).

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Our new waterfront property addition


This truly stunning, opulent 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom apartment is located on Auckland??s Viaduct ??? the perfect base for taking full advantage of everything the City of Sails has to offer.

This central city penthouse is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, a corporate retreat, private cocktail function or even an intimate wedding. Contact us today to discuss how Penthouse 64 could be just what you are looking for, whether it is to wow your loved one or impress your top client!

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Autumn Getaway!


We've come up with an amazing package to enhance your next Touch of Spice holiday.

Autumn Getaway Package
Book and stay for 3 nights or more between 14 April and 14 June 2010 and enjoy a complimentary `Trust the Chef` lunch for two at the award winning Amisfield Winery Bistro in Arrowtown, accompanied by a bottle of Amisfield Rose on us!. Lunch package valued at $NZ135.00*

*Terms and conditions apply; accommodation must be paid for and taken before 14 June 2010. Not valid with any other offers. Minimum 3 night stay applies. Please quote True Colours. Not valid for all villas.

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