The Line hotel. Koreatown, Los Angeles

Without trying to sound cheesy or anything, The Line was my favourite/best hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Inspiring, stylish, clean –  which made it one of my one of my favourite memories from my American adventure. So what makes this hotel so amazing? Impeccable service is the number one point. Everyone we met was nice and helpful. Be nice to the people at the reception and … Continue reading The Line hotel. Koreatown, Los Angeles

Weekly inspirations

To help you feel inspired in time for the weekend (and maybe do something productive), check out these inspirational articles/videos – aka some neat things I’ve discovered on the internet this week. These awesome double exposure animal portraits. From this place.   This moving LED chandelier This video reminds me of my friend Denis with a dream of spending a few months at sea. Part … Continue reading Weekly inspirations

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman

A loving celebration of sunsets and salamanders, ferns and feathers, mountains and mushrooms, and the whole enchanting aliveness in between. A beautiful and very practical coffee table book. If you’re like me, and absorb more useful information from pictures and diagrams, Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World is the right book for you. Beautifully illustrated, it is a fusion of … Continue reading Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman

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Hobbiton

According to Tourism NZ stats, Hobbiton is the most visited attraction in New Zealand. Whaaaaat? What do you mean? Why? Following a massive success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hobbiton became a mecca for millions (literally!) of fans worldwide. I am actually still amazed that after all these years, sooo many people drive to Matamata, which really is in the middle of nowhere, … Continue reading Hobbiton

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Hello weekend!

Hello? How far is the weekend now please? Oh it’s here! Can I see 5 things to do over the weekend please? Certainly! 1.     I LOVE JAPAN! Therefore, I am beary excited about this thing called Japan Day happening on Sunday, April 12 at The Cloud and Shed 10. Nice little festival with fun activities from 10 am to 6pm. 2.     While you are in … Continue reading Hello weekend!

The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee by Tristan Stephenson

I came across this book by accident, but as soon as I saw the cover I knew that it’s a winner! Someone I know tends to say “man… I love coffee, but I really wish I knew how to describe a really good cup of coffee a little bit more than just saying oh yeah, that a good cup of coffee!” If you think the … Continue reading The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee by Tristan Stephenson

What’s happening in Auckland – late March edition

Oh horror! Warm days in Auckland are numbered! Better be quick and get out and see what’s happening in the big little city. “Thanks” to a combination of the nasty flu, visitors, fatigue and happy sunny days I have been a little slack with regular updates. But I’m back and here are the top 5 of things to do this month. 1. Sometimes I wish … Continue reading What’s happening in Auckland – late March edition

Wellington to Auckland by train

If you live in New Zealand, chances are you’ve seen a beautiful ad on TV – travel in style and comfort, courtesy of Kiwirail. If you haven’t, here is it. A couple of weeks ago Mr C and I went to Wellington for a long weekend. No set itinerary in mind, walk around the city, eat, drink coffee and most importantly catch the train back … Continue reading Wellington to Auckland by train