An ambitious business that combined a restaurant, yoga studio, yoga-related retail store and other wellness services has gone into liquidation a year and a half after opening.
Co-owners and former partners Nic and Kelly Watt opened True Food and Yoga in July 2016 at Okahu Bay, Orakei on the water’s edge. Nic Watt is well-known as the chef behind Skycity restaurants Masu and Huami.
True Food and Yoga tapped into the wellness trend in a huge way, offering everything from chiropractic services to the Saku Skin beauty salon in one architecturally-designed space. The retail store offers cold-pressed juice and tea; skincare products; supplements; jewellery; yoga clothing and accessories, as well as products from packaging-free grocery GoodFor.
At the time of launch, True Food and Yoga pulled in 140 of Auckland’s shiniest socialists and wellness enthusiasts, later hosting trendy events like Trelise Cooper’s Christmas party and the launch of Miss FQ magazine.
However, True Food and Yoga filed for liquidation on 14 February. Tony Maginess and Jared Waiata Booth of Staples Rodway Chartered Accountants has been appointed liquidator.
The NZ Herald reports that the Watts announced their separation in 2017.