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 [...]

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, [...]

The Rainy Day Edit

The Rainy Day Edit

Christchurch isn't a particularly rainy city. Sure, there are weeks where we barely see the sun, but generally it's pretty nice. That said, there's something a bit exciting about having a few wardrobe items you look forward to pulling out on those less than ideal days. Further to that, I love having activities up my [...]

Miro in the Midland Building

Miro in the Midland Building

The Brown Bread team has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the downstairs café in our building (Midland Building). Helmed by the folk behind Francesca's Italian Kitchen (in both Wanaka and Christchurch), Miro is serving up an extensive menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch favourites. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, filling or light, Miro has [...]