Fake news?

Wellington is getting more like Melbourne by the minute. I’m loving the swanky new Press Hall; gourmet food eatery/laneway with rooftop bar on Willis Street. It’s still a WIP so I’m told and am shocked there are still people that walk past who’ve never heard of it or been before. The signage and marketing needs a bit more work.  Continue reading

Winona Forever – Auckland

I kept seeing fab Instagram pics of Winona Forever, as well as was told by my Welly friend Trishy Mac, that it’s a must visit. It all proved to be so true. I couldn’t believe my young, trendy cousin had already beaten me here, however he was game to join me for his second visit. Continue reading

What’s hot in Hawkes Bay right now?!

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This week I tried some outstanding restaurants/cafes on my work trip to Hawkes Bay. I ate like a Queen (literally) as she actually does eat almost paleo-like!

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Vamos a la playa!

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I was so excited to learn that the Beach House & Kiosk, a former cringeworthy café, not far from my Brooklyn hood, had been kissed by a frog and turned into a Princess. All credit of course goes to ex Elements café owners Scott and Nicola Barrett. These guys have a great rep and they’ve struck gold yet again.

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Melbourne foodie/travel tips!

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6th visit to Melbourne and this time blogging was my purpose, with a wee spot of shopping and sightseeing thrown in for good measure. My eatathon will be one I won’t forget quickly and has set the scene for future visits.

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Fidels on Cuba!

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Goodness how uncanny that Fidel Castro just recently died and I’ve just revisited his namesake peaceful place in Welly. This actually wasn’t our first choice for the gals regular catchup but the menu across the road just didn’t do it for us, so Fidels it was. It’s a Wellington institution and you just never tire of it as it just rocks all day long morning, lunch and dinner. Well we didn’t experience any aftershocks, and I mean rocks as in knocks it out the ball park everytime. Continue reading

Wellington shakin’ in a good way!

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So we’ve had the third biggest quake in 100 years in Welly recently yet it ‘s nice to know a nicer type of shaking has taken place in upper Cuba St. Sweet Bakery and Cakery has opened with amazing cakes and design-your-own shakes. Epic. The Mama café is in Karori and I just happened to try ’em out both lately. Continue reading

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