Chuan Spa Experience at Cordis Hotel Auckland

There is nothing like a Chuan Spa day… and my goodness what a deliciously invigorating day it was. I took my best friend Lily along for her birthday present and we spent the day being massaged, scrubbed and feeling like…

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Petticoat, Pettipants, Underskirt or Slip?

Petticoats… those fluffy frilled undergarments for that truly 50’s swing silhouette. But which brands are actually comfortable and worth the money? Well personally, petticoats annoy me and I honestly hardly ever wear them. I find them quite itchy and don’t…

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Women in Suits – How To Wear a Lady Tuxedo

How to wear a tuxedo? Well, the answer is quite simple really, you just need to put a lady tuxedo on and you’re set! Marlene Dietrich starring in ‘Morocco’ (1930) was the first time I had ever seen a woman dressed…

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Jungle Fever – Merchant Footwear

When my best friend and designer Lily Kate Vallance announced she would be creating a gorgeous new jungle themed print for Merchant Footwear I knew whatever it looked like, it would be on my feet. I first saw the new…

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Orange Almond Pistachio Brownies Recipe

You can never have enough decadent brownie recipes in your life! The addition of nuts and orange make these extra special – serve them up for a special afternoon tea treat, a cute gift, or warm with ice cream for…

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Carry-on Baggage Travel Essentials

I’ve put together a free downloadable AND printable list of in-flight travel essentials because if you’re anything like me and don’t enjoy flying, a simple pack of feel-good items can make it seem like a breeze. Whether you’re flying long-haul…

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The Art of The Teese in Melbourne

Oh Melbourne, everytime I visit this city I fall more in love with it. This time I went to see The Art of the Teese by Dita von Teese and it was 100% worth it. I did the same thing…

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My Favorite Murder Podcast – True Crime

I love true crime and I love murder. So naturally, when I stumbled across the podcast ‘My Favorite Murder’, I died of excitement. Deep… we went deep real fast. But that’s just how I am! I can’t help it. I’ve…

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Lavender Hill Farm – A Fragrant Getaway

Love lavender? Then this tranquil little spot on the outer suburbs of Auckland will be perfect for you. We found Lavender Hill extremely easily as it was marked by the vintage Ford truck out the front. I remembered seeing it…

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Memories From The Trip Of A Lifetime – Milk Books

I love a good coffee table book. Something easily flick-able and entertaining while sipping a hot beverage (in my case, always tea). I had one of the Milk Books photo books made for Carl after we got home from our…

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The Lula Inn Eatery and Drinkery – Tropicana Style

The Lula Inn is such a great spot for drinks and food down in Auckland’s Viaduct. Located on the historic wharf and waters edge downtown, this revitalised interior is so dreamy. A Pacific fusion bar and eatery with cocktails to boot.…

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