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…

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…

Quick Recipe: Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls (Student Version)

Our flat splits the cooking roster which means three nights a week I eat pasta and take aways, three nights I eat substantial and delicious meals and the last night I am burdened with trying to match my flatmates expert cooking. Food is not my forté. Flavours are and eating definitely are – but the actual planning and…

I Got A Tattoo?

I kind of realised that a lot of the posts I have been drafting have been coming from this really small and sad part of me. Like they weren’t bad posts or written on bad topics, but they were built on this really vulnerable and weak foundation – which is weird because I am okay…

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…

Summer Fashion, Auckland 2017

New season. New collection of clothes I wear on repeat. Summer is the best time of year for getting dressed. I love shorts, I love warm, shimmery colours, I love soft cotton, lazy dressing and light layers. This summer I stuck in Auckland which is one of those perpetually grey and humid cities with a few…

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,…

Summer Playlists: BLOGNY 2016

A playlist for: When you are dancing. Warm colours, warm skin, freckle dusted shoulders, brown and tan and sweet. Grains of sand in your bed, in-between your toes. Grainy photos of the stars and your laugh and the ocean after midnight. Drunk off sunshine and the bitter of beer on someone else’s breath. Sangria and $10…