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…

2017 Beaches (a long awaited review)

This is a nine-month late review, but we were a little slow to start this summer. These Beaches have all been added to my comprehensive ranking of Auckland beaches, so if you want to see their placement check it out. Kaitarakihi It was such a blustery day yet we managed to stumble onto the calmest…

NEW YORK NEW YORK

Could a city be more perfect? New York City satisfies every expectation that you may have of it. The streets pulse  loud and bright and steady – the heartbeat that all the songs promise. We arrived into the early hours the morning. Stood breathing steam into the crisp air as uber drivers brushed layers of…

Travelling to: Hawaii

We went to America! A celebration of two years living together. Here is my thoughts on Hawaii: First off, short story: Opening scene: It is May in New Zealand which is a brittle month with cool weather and dark afternoons. Tess and I are in-between lectures, sitting on the red couches for a peaceful but…

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…

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…

A Sweet Day: BLOGNY 2016

ok, 2016 way to turn it on for the last couple of days!?! Today was a goodie that I want to share with you, but I only took photos for the nicer half of it sorry for your loss. Yesterday my angel & love & main squeeze & partner in crime & best adventurer Kat is…

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,…