Summer Spots (Bay of Islands, New Zealand)

New Year’s in New Zealand always comes with expectations of a music festival, a drunk kiss and a lot of substance abuse. This summer I was inspired to take a break from that and spend my favourite public holiday with my favourite people somewhere a little slower – the Bay of Islands. Together we packed…

I Love Auckland (wtf): BLOGNY 2018

A shortlist of 5 reasons why: It’s easy to get dressed here and look okay. People are in their worst outfits or they’re looking outstandingly basic or they might be dressed to the height of fashion – but no one really cares. When you need to, it is always easy to fit the dress code…

Flat Takes on Rotorua

Last weekend my flat packed our matching red overnight bags and headed off on our first flat trip (!!!). We went to Rotorua because it has the luge which has been one of those things that we love to dream and talk about when we are meant to be doing other things ie. study. Life…

HAPPY TWO YEARS AUCKLAND

I have a photo of me leaving home Wellington. I was a toothy braces smile with a messy ponytail and bubble gum pink backpack, my mum peeking at the camera from behind my shoulder. I remember how warm that day was; squeezing my cat into one last hug; being so excited to go. I was…

The Best and Worst Auckland City Beaches

After almost two years in the city with minimal effort spent on branching out to see what Auckland had to offer we decided that this summer was going to be one of beaches. Armed with a bottle of rapidly depleting sunblock (RIP) and dreams of the $2 Tiptop trumpet deals we made it a mission to head to as many…

Places I’ve Been 2.0: BLOGNY 2016

Honestly I haven’t been to too many exciting places in the last few weeks –  something I am looking forward to changing in the new year – but on the odd occasion I did venture out past the city I had some pretty sweet time so I thought I would share. Takapuna Beach The thing about Auckland…

NZ Summer: BLOGNY 2016

New Zealand is one of those countries that settles right into summer. Winter here can be extraordinarily beautiful especially if you’re a mountain fiend, but it’s summer that we do best. Everything becomes overwhelmed by a relaxed, free and easygoing vibe that you can’t help but soak up. Even if you’re spending most of your time at work,…

Introducing: My Best Friends

My friends: Brilliant, hilarious, beautiful. We are stupid; in our humour, in our stories and in our love for each other. At fourteen we were dorky babies; small groups held together by a few charismatic individuals but over the years we have grown up and grown in. They are my favourites, my family, my biggest…

Places I’ve Been

I have been to a few (two lol) random places in Auckland recently so I thought I would chuck up some pictures. Admittedly I also just haven’t written a proper post so this is all I had for you, sorry and much love xo Anawhata Beach