Hi friends, I haven’t written a ‘musings’ post in quite some time. I’m trying to find my voice as a blogger and my place in this ever-evolving industry. That said, this is Prairie Girl Musings, after all, so reflections are expected from time to time. I wanted to share a few things I’ve learnt since starting Prairie […]Read more "What I’ve learned in five years of blogging"
Last weekend I met with Angela and Nick Clifford, who have been in the wine industry for twenty years. Since moving back to North Canterbury twelve years ago, they have unearthed the region’s potential: Waipara is unique in that “it’s perfectly positioned geographically and geologically to grow both food and wine.” The Food Farm came to fruition when the pair […]Read more "What’s On In Waipara: The Food Farm"
This is the first instalment in a three-part series chronicling all the cool things happening in Waipara this month. Having only ventured to Waipara once before, I had always vowed to explore more of its offerings. As a local food and wine lover, I couldn’t resist a day trip to the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival. Showcasing the […]Read more "What’s On In Waipara: NCWFF"
Christchurch is a relatively compact and cycle-friendly city. Since I live and work in the CBD, it’s rare that I drive at all during the week. That said, there’s plenty to explore outside the central city and nothing beats a weekend excursion with good company. I’m an advocate for road trips and discovering new parts of […]Read more "MINI Adventures"
Hoping to sharpen my writing skills while enjoying Christchurch’s culinary scene, I’ve started writing food reviews for Style Magazine. I’m always interested in discovering new pockets of the city and teaming up with Style has helped me eat my way through Christchurch. With a surprisingly diverse food scene for a city of its size, I still haven’t made my way through […]Read more "Will Write For Food"
Despite what seems like perpetual darkness, (sun, where have you gone?) May has been a dreamy month so far. On top of starting a new job and taking on some exciting blog/side projects, I’ve now been granted New Zealand residency. Believe me, it didn’t come without several hiccups along the way. With so much happening, […]Read more "Time to Celebrate"
I’ve always admired New Zealand designers for their focus on creating quality fabrics and wearable garments. I admire the ethical means and methods by which they produce their clothing. Many Kiwi designers still make their own fabrics and garments in-house. Others work closely with factories and mills overseas. Speaking to a handful of the country’s most respected designers, I learned […]Read more "Tuesday Tunics"