Like many, finding the perfect hairstylist has been a lifelong journey. As a young girl, my parents would take me to Edward Carriere in Winnipeg for trims, and the experience remains etched into my consciousness. Despite being terribly shy and incredibly awkward, I felt taken care of, even glamorous, when having my hair cut. Several [...]
Basically, I needed an excuse to share all our photos with you! Now that we have a handful of photos, it's time to write up all the nitty gritty details of our big day. When we were in the early stages of planning, I was constantly googling, typing up wedding-related search queries, and reading blog [...]
It’s been almost a month since I celebrated my bachelorette in Auckland, surrounded by some of my beautiful friends. I've only been to a handful of hen parties in my lifetime and each has been completely different from the former. A few were tightly organised, with every detail carefully thought out. Others took a more, [...]
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 [...]