Quick trip to Argentina from Wellington?


Hola. Geez I have been a busy gal about town lately as have have been out for lunch and a dinner this week. Heaven, I’m in heaven. I was going to try one of the new restaurants up Cuba St (the Cuba Quarter as it’s now known as),  but it was closed. A negative always turns into a positive, so we were excited about returning for my fourth visit to Matador, Cafe Asador (Argentine grill) and bar. Continue reading


Delicious cafe hidden in Wellington’s CBD- The Canteen





This is about my 5th visit to The Canteen in Bond St Wellington. It used to be a fabulous Asian fusion cafe and prior to that a French café, which didn’t last long however this one is definitely a “keeper”. The name, The Canteen, seems to throw people a little, as perhaps it stirs up awful memories of a school canteen or the cancer fundraising organisation? When I tell people about it, they get a little lost trying to visualise it in Bond Street? Bond Street is only yah small and it does seem a little bit off the beaten track when it comes to even thinking of venturing into that street for lunch during the week, let alone breakfast/brunch on the weekend. I want this to be my little secret but I have to share it with you. I also love supporting local businesses.

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Foodie Savvy Lingo



Mmm I got inspired from the Denizen magazine www.thedenizen.co.nz for this post. The Denizen magazine is an awesome read if you are into style, gastronomy, well being, travel, culture, fashion and need etiquette advice.

As I speak French, Italian and a little Spanish and German, pronunciation of foodie words is easy for me. When they are pronounced incorrectly, it grates a little. I do correct people but only to help them be foodie savvy. Here are some tips if you want to correctly use these words that have fallen into our vocab on a daily basis.

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Why Fiji is your next travel destination



Many of you will know I just spent a week in Fiji; my home away from home. I continue to love the place more and more each time I visit.

As soon as I step off the plane (Air New Zealand, my preferred airline), the instant heat and the familiar sound of the Fijian voices singing to welcome tourists, melts my heart and I feel at peace and at home. You can fly with Fiji Airways or via Australia, Virgin, Qantas or Jetstar. The airport hasn’t changed much at all over the years but still functions well. Transport in shoddy taxis is all part of the fun taking us to one of the lovely 4-5 star resorts in Denarau; either the Wyndam, Radisson, Sheraton, Sheraton Villas, Sofitel and Hilton. Make sure you ask about room configuration at the Villas, as these are very popular and they have 2 story or 1 story villas which are great for families.

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