If there was ever any doubt, Ōtautahi is a city that celebrates creativity and the arts. We've seen this with the restoration of Christchurch Town Hall, the success of Bread & Circus, and of course, the sheer number of talented musicians, artists, dancers and performers that regularly share their creativity with us here in Christchurch. The [...]
We all know that winter can take a toll on our bodies. Thankfully, winters in Christchurch are typically crisp yet sunny and it's easy to get by with clever layering, a thick pair of socks and a quality winter coat. Having dealt with -30 degree weather back in Saskatchewan, I don't find Christchurch winters unbearable [...]
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 [...]