Shanghai Highlights

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First stop Shanghai via business class with Air New Zealand. A sensational way to start our holiday. The food, entertainment and service was amazing. The 10 day tour was the best way to see a lot in a short time. It was very flexible and gave us independence. http://www.chinaodysseytours.com Continue reading

Eat Study Drink!

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Memories flooded back from my ‘uni’ (or ‘varsity’) days when I visited Victoria University campus for a coffee meeting. In those dark ages, we had two cafes; one for the BP’s (beautiful people) and the other nick-named as the ‘scungy’ cafe. Ours had filter coffee served in brown, now retro, arcoroc mugs, with an occasional afghan biscuit. I never ever visited the other one of course as the ‘eye candy’ was not the same. Continue reading

Chocoholic High – Hippotamus High Tea

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What a decadent Friday afternoon high tea we had, hosting our clients at Hippopotamus for Wellington on a Plate. Chef de patisserie, David Cadoret, personally created a fantastic selection of treats and joined with Whittakers to deliver Wellingtonians and outtatowners, a beautiful high tea brimming with chocolate concoctions.Surrounded by the backdrop of a stunning almost summer-like day with a view of our Welly harbour, amongst the elegant surroundings of the Museum Art Hotel, it was unbeaten. Continue reading