Christchurch City Guide — 2019 Edition

Christchurch City Guide — 2019 Edition

Many of our overseas family and friends are visiting New Zealand (and Christchurch) for the very first time in March, while others are returning to a city that has changed considerably since they last visited. Since receiving a handful of messages and emails about what to do in Christchurch from a couple days to a [...]

Bread & Circus: Christchurch is officially a festival city

Bread & Circus: Christchurch is officially a festival city

About a year and a half ago, Nick and I co-wrote an article about what makes a great city. We talked a lot about how great cities are constantly reinventing themselves; they manage to tell a story about their past, but know where they are heading in the future. This statement couldn't be more true [...]

On Turning Thirty

On Turning Thirty

Today marks my thirtieth lap around the sun (it's still the 17th in Canada...) Thirty is a daunting, anxiety-inducing age for many people. We spend so much time writing down goals and resolutions, trying to figure out how we can become better versions of ourselves — smarter, thinner, prettier, the list goes on... But what about [...]

Summery Cocktails For A Southern Hemisphere Christmas

Summery Cocktails For A Southern Hemisphere Christmas

There are endless articles on festive favourites like spiked eggnog and hot chocolate with Baileys, but I rarely come across Christmassy beverages for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere. After attending Liquor King's re-imagined Carlton store opening, I felt inspired to create a selection of cocktails to serve at my upcoming events. It's an [...]