There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion than with birthday cake and ice cream. I’m crazy about birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations of all sorts. With my birthday on the horizon (okay, two months away), I’ve partnered with Tip Top to create a celebratory dessert bowl with all the fixings! No matter how old […]Read more "Let Them Eat Cake"
Earlier this year, a man came to the door to inform us that there would be some disturbance going on next door. Apartment units were being constructed for Housing New Zealand and apparently a few of our neighbours were less than impressed that social housing was going up next to their properties. This pervasive attitude […]Read more "In My Backyard"
With fashion weeks taking place all over the world at the moment, Ballantynes got in on the action and hosted an exciting calendar of events for Christchurch fashion lovers. The weeklong festivities included a runway show, Q&As with New Zealand designers, shopping events and Huffer’s 20th birthday party. I was lucky to be invited along to […]Read more "Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience"
If there’s one type of cuisine I haven’t seen enough of in Christchurch, it’s Greek. Fortunately, Welles Street (located on 44 Welles Street in Central Christchurch), is serving up a modern take on Greek eats. More than just souvlaki, the carefully considered menu incorporates a range of mouthwatering items: everything from rotisserie chicken to baklava […]Read more "Let’s Meet At Welles Street!"
Nowhere in Auckland has as many excellent eateries, quality cafés and beautiful boutiques as Ponsonby. The affluent suburb is synonymous with style and one would be remiss to visit the City of Sails without spending some time here. When I was studying in Auckland, I dreamt of renting a small villa in Ponsonby amongst the […]Read more "A Short Guide To Ponsonby"
In addition to being a cinematic and musical masterpiece, Grease is also arguably a fashion film. With iconic costumes designed by Albert Wolsky, the characters’ wardrobes are as important as the hugely popular songs and dialogue. The lead character’s style evolution from full circle skirts and Peter Pan collars to a tight leather pantsuit is […]Read more "You’re The One That I Want"
Vietnam To Go recently opened in central Christchurch among the other St. Asaph Street container restaurants and cafés. The eatery is serving up authentic and flavourful Vietnamese staples. It’s been almost two years since my travels to Vietnam and I was seriously missing the freshly prepared pho and bánh mì joints that lined every street. As soon […]Read more "Christchurch’s Best Vietnamese Eats"