Capitol in the Capital!

I love this wee café/restaurant perfectly situated on the corner of Cambridge Terrace and Marjoribanks Street. It’s very Parisian and the people watching is out of this world.  Step inside with me. Continue reading

No ambulances here!

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St John’s Bar and restaurant is the bomb location on a nice sunny Welly day. Check out the blue sky in my photo for proof that Summer did arrive albeit very late this year. They have outside tables, umbrellas and a cool grass area with bean bags and this place caters for the old and young alike. Continue reading

Under the vine leaves

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I’m making good use of my entertainment card and recently returned for a Sunday brunch to Hopgarden in Mt Victoria. Nestled on the city fringe, this light, airy, garden-patio bar adorned with grapevines is a hidden gem. It’s elegant and relaxing. Continue reading

Fancy some coffee after Polo?

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I have been to Café Polo a few times over the years and they truly provide wonderful food and service in the Miramar burbs. I’ve seen them feature in our Cuisine magazine over the years but didn’t realise they’ve had Australian acclaim. They support local suppliers and provide fresh, organic, free range products. Continue reading

France; Paris to Giverny!

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Choosing which photos to share with you was my biggest dilemma post my 5th trip to Paris. I now endeavour to be like a Parisian when I visit and I have so not yet finished with you Paris yet. Continue reading

Fabulous Floriditas

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Oh Floriditas how I love thee. I have never, ever had a bad meal, or bad service here in all my visits. I have an undying, inexplicable love for this place; for its food, its opulence, European ambiance, fab Supreme coffee and consistency in service. Continue reading

A French hottie and smoothe Italian on Waiheke Island

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Not having been to Waiheke for a weekend for a few years, it was fun to return to visit friends and family and to see what foodie surprises were in store. I flagged a vineyard this time, as I felt like a leetle French something. You know I adore anything French. Continue reading

Will Charlie pay the bill?

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Will Charlie pay your bill?

Charlie Bill’s Fine Food Bistro is in one of Welly’s upmarket suburbs of Thorndon. My husband chose this venue and it was definitely a surprise, as I was expecting to eat somewhere in the CBD. We tend to (not intentionally), neglect places that are nestled in the ‘burbs. We have been only once before and really enjoyed it but it just kinda slipped off our radar.

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