Sunday 17 January 2010

I heart Auckland!

NP and I have just returned from our whirlwind trip to Auckland. A happy coincidence occurred where I was needed to go over to NZ for work and NP was able to come along for the weekend! And an even happier coincidence was that my sister Lucy and her partner Rob have been living in Auckland for the past year and a half!

Some highlights included:
  • The beautiful black sand beaches
  • Amazing food especially Coco's Cantina - delicious!
  • Great coffee and cafes (my favourite being Dizengoff on Ponsonby Road)
The most exciting moment was finding a store which stocks Mina Perhonen's last season's range at HALF PRICE! I shrieked as I realised what I was looking at and couldn't leave without just a little piece of MP joy... The store itself was lovely - called Hepburn and also on Ponsonby Road. I chatted with the owner Fenella and met her little girl Biba (she had just woken up from a nap and was a bit grumpy). Fenella told me that buying from Mina Perhonen in Paris was a delight... warm and friendly with a tea ceremony to make the experience even more lovely. MP has just gone up 10 notches in my mind. DOn't you think it's so nice to hear that businesses you admire behave in a human way?

So here are some picture of our trip - some of the photos (the good ones) were taken my talented sister Lucy...





Little mushrooms

Big Tree

Coco's Cantina

Ponsonby Social Club


TIMTIM428 said...

Hellos Emma this is Tim from Cofa (your ex student).
Finally had a chance to drop by. This is SO inspirational!!!
Just began my first fashion/design related blog.
Feel free to drop by!!

Feeling Fuzzy? said...

Thanks Tim! So glad you wandered by... and best of luck with your own blog!

x Emma

Olivia said...

oh i am so glad you fell in love with the land of the long white cloud! she's certainly a magical place indeed.
Did you know all west coast beaches are black sand (volcanic) and all east coast beaches white sand? So cool.

Aron said...

I loved your beach photos! I'd love to go back to NZ someday!