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

Hello Friends + Allies

Tired of your usual brunch spot? Then you need to visit Hello Friends + Allies. It's a vibrant cafe in Epsom with plenty of character and most importantly, fantastic food. From thoughtfully crafted sensations on the menu to decadent cakes and pastries at the counter, it has it all. Hello Friends and Allies fronts onto Great South Road near the Remuera train … Continue reading Hello Friends + Allies

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

Pana Chocolate

While some people might be able to stop at one or two pieces, we demolish it by the block.  Pana Chocolate has long been a favourite indulgence of my sisters and I, so it was about time that one of us made our way to its physical source. The Pana Chocolate shop in Sydney is an … Continue reading Pana Chocolate

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