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 [...]

A Few Thoughts On Blogging & Consumerism

A Few Thoughts On Blogging & Consumerism

There's no denying the excessive nature of the blogging and YouTube industry. Whether constantly trying out new products, so you can share your favourites with your followers or buying/being gifted clothing for outfit photos, there's something a bit troublesome about it all. And don't get me started on hauls... (do people still do those?) The [...]

How To Stay Sane While Planning A Wedding

How To Stay Sane While Planning A Wedding

With less than four months until our wedding, I've been getting a lot of questions about how all the planning is going. There's no denying I'm excited for the big day to arrive, but it's definitely an exhausting process if I'm completely honest. From guest lists to napkin colours, hens party planning and rehearsal dinners, [...]