Lifestyle Awards 2023: Nominations now open

The Remix Lifestyle Awards are back for another year – and they’re set to be big.

Whether it’s a brand new opening, a business championing sustainability, a designer handbag sitting in your shopping cart, or simply, the mood-lifting power of a lipstick – the Lifestyle Awards is a curated shortlist of the Remix community’s favourite people, places and products. In times of uncertainty, there's an undeniable comfort in the daily rituals that bring us joy. Whether it’s a skincare routine, HIIT class or a pre-work pitstop at a local café - this is what our awards seek to celebrate.

How it works

While we spend our days writing about all things ‘lifestyle’ - cuisine, fashion, beauty, travel, culture – no one knows Auckland better than you, our Remix community. That’s why, we’re reaching out to you because at the end of the day, our job is to write about what you care about. The countdown is on until the finalists are announced, now is the last chance to nominate your favourite businesses and brands.

The categories

One of the hardest-hit industries over the past couple of years has rebounded with a bang! This category seeks to champion our remarkable hospitality industry. For a small country, our dining scene is on par with the world's best. The nominees in the cuisine category comprise restaurateurs and businesses who have made an outstanding contribution to our hospitality industry, as well as those who’ve turned adversity into an opportunity. From iconic institutions – bistros, pubs and fine dining - to daring newcomers who’ve launched with a bang, our finalists are your port of call for every dining or drinking occasion.

An opportunity to shine a spotlight on both local and international fashion brands that have made outstanding contributions to the fashion/textiles industry in New Zealand. This category will honour and celebrate the emerging and established designers, brands, creatives and individuals who have created positive change within the field of fashion.

Whether it’s a relaxing soak at the end of a tough day, the confidence-boosting power of a fresh blow wave or a 12-step skincare routine. Perhaps you've embarked on a wellness journey and swear by your daily supplements, we know now, more than ever, that beauty starts from within. With an inside-out approach to beauty and health more pertinent than ever, the beauty & wellness category will encompass the products and brands that have revolutionised an industry at the forefront of the past year. Whatever beauty looks like for you, the Best in Beauty & Wellness segment of the Lifestyle Awards will celebrate that.

From best hotel and boutique accommodation to interiors to technology, the lifestyle category pays homage to the businesses that hold a special place in New Zealanders’ hearts. The diverse shortlist of finalists, includes household names and unique enterprises that bring something different to the industry. 

Of course, no Remix Awards would be complete without paying tribute to where it all started, music. From Artist/Band of the Year to Emerging Artists, live music, Festival and/or Gig of the Year, we want to know the artists and creatives who encapsulate the Kiwi music industry. 


By both nominating and voting, as well as sharing with friends, you’ll be doing your bit to support New Zealand businesses.