Well, it's been a while since we had a blogging debrief, a digital heart-to-heart of sorts. I've now been blogging for more than seven years now and the landscape has changed considerably since then. I've been spending quite a lot of time reflecting on what I've learnt so far and what I wish I'd done differently...
I've never told the story of how Nick and I ended up buying our first home. About two years ago, we started looking at places to live in the central city. We had discussed the prospect of home ownership before our move to Christchurch from Toronto, Canada, but the idea still seemed daunting. At that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Raise your hand if you're a morning person... Personally, I oscillate between being a morning person and a night owl. I often struggle to turn off my brain when bedtime rolls around, even when I give myself time to wind down (sans screen). Since I started working for myself, I find it difficult to 'switch [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]