Giapo

Giapo is well-known as 'ice-cream heaven' and as one of Auckland's best dessert locations.  A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to get a BTS tour of the luxe new parlour and 'laboratory' on Gore Street, which has opened after they out-grew their previous location. For some background, Giapo is the name of the store and also … Continue reading Giapo

RECIPE: Healthy Banana Bread

Nothing quite beats a delicious banana bread. I have made numerous banana bread's in my 19 years of life - starting with the Edmond's Cookbook classic when I was 10 through to my own scrumptious yet healthy creations as I have grown older. Whenever I bake, I like to use wholesome ingredients, whether it be … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Banana Bread

EXPLORE: Queenstown

We won't be the first and we won't be the last to say it - one of our favourite places to visit in New Zealand, is Queenstown. Not only is it heaven for foodies, but also for thrill-seekers, fashionistas, outdoorsy types and those just keen to wind-down and relax. On top of this, it is awe-inspiringly beautiful at all times … Continue reading EXPLORE: Queenstown

Cali

Given we’re locals, we know first hand that New Market is calling out for cafes to rival those found in Grey Lynn and the like  - and finally, the call is being answered by none other than the chic new bistro, Cali, which is re-invigorating the corner of Nuffield Street. A group of us recently worked our way through Cali's West Coast … Continue reading Cali

Little Bird Unbakery

Eating unprocessed and healthy food is a trend that has picked up speed in the last year, and with the recent addition of a Little Bird 'Unbakery' to Ponsonby, we have no doubt it will continue to gain momentum. Yesterday Laura and I visited for breakfast, while Charlotte made a trip today to try out … Continue reading Little Bird Unbakery

Milse

We found a little slice of dessert-heaven this afternoon! Tucked away discreetly in The Pavilions at Britomart is Milse, a beautiful dessert restaurant and patisserie with degustation dessert menus and à la carte delights to choose from. It only opened two days ago, and we predict it will become a very popular spot! The intricate lattice walls … Continue reading Milse

Ortolana

Today for an early lunch, Laura and I went down to the Britomart Pavilions to try out Ortolana, which is a casual bistro and a relatively recent addition to the area. From the outside, it looks like a tropical, earthy retreat in the heart of a concrete jungle. We loved the design of this space. … Continue reading Ortolana

Chocolate Boutique Cafe

Tonight we popped out for dessert at the Chocolate Boutique in Parnell. It's a cafe and shop dedicated to the heaven that is chocolate, and is by far one of the best places for something sweet and delectable in Auckland. It's in a Victorian-styled boutique and is busy all year round. We weren't allowed to take photos … Continue reading Chocolate Boutique Cafe

Sweetiepie Cupcakes

Laura finished her exams for the year this morning, so as a celebratory treat we went to Sweetiepie Cupcakes! They make the hands-down cutest cupcakes we have ever seen, and also taste heavenly. We thought they'd nailed the shop design from the window down to the checkered black and white floor, creating a girly pink sweet … Continue reading Sweetiepie Cupcakes