VIVA My Weekend: Paul Serville



It is always so interesting to find out how the most successful creatives spend their spare time! VIVA┬áMagazine talked to Paul Servilles this week about where and how he likes to chill out on his weekends off…


Paul Serville is the man behind Servilles, and this week unveiled a beautiful new campaign featuring the work of his friend, artist Judy Millar. The founder of the iconic hair salons and training academy shares a few of his weekend favourites.

Enjoying… I’m a sports fan, so you’ll find me supporting the Blues or the All Blacks most weekends. I enjoy just chilling out watching a good rugby match.

Going… I love to get out of the city to Hot Water Beach. I hang out at Hot Waves when I’m there just enjoying the rawness of real New Zealand.

Relaxing… I’ll pop into Servilles Takapuna on a Saturday morning after the gym to get my hair washed and enjoy one of our famous head massages.

Great way to start the day. If I’m having a laidback weekend, I’ll spend a Saturday night in watching art movies.

Mornings… I’m a regular at Federal & Wolfe for breakfast. It’s right by our academy in the city. I always have the bircher muesli and good coffee. It’s really popular, always a good crowd. Takapuna Beach Cafe is always good for breakfast, too.

Discovering… I love hunting for interesting bits and pieces for the house. I’ve just discovered a great little place on Mt Eden Rd called Koko. They do industrial-inspired furniture, and have some pretty cool, out-there pieces which I love.

Drinking… I don’t often drink but I have been known to have a night out every now and then. I really like Sugar Bar in Newmarket, and I enjoy a drink at The Tasting Shed on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Dining… I love Depot. The food is to die for. I always take international guests who are visiting there if I can. It has a real cool, casual vibe, which I like. I also love Ortolana in Britomart, the food, the service, the ambience is all brilliant. For dessert, I’ll pop over to Milse for their Bombe Alaska if I manage to get lucky and snag one of the few seats.

Image above: interior detail from Kumeu restaurant, The Tasting Shed. Photo / Babiche Martens.