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What a girl wants? Diamonds.

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Marilyn Monroe said it best with “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” but for the guys hoping to make a girl’s dream come true, there’s a little more to it. Choosing an engagement ring can be intimidating: what style does she like? what colour metal? is the name on the box important..? and the ‘big’ one… Does size matter? […] Read more…

What to do in Rotorua for Couples

A weekend in Rotorua didn’t immediately spring to mind when organising a romantic getaway either, but the past few days in the thermal wonderland has shattered all expectations.  If you’re looking at whether to go, or what to do in Rotorua, look no further, because our experience couldn’t have been better. Lake Rotorua is visually stunning; […] Read more…

Planning the Perfect Picnic Date

In the ten years or so we’ve been “dating“, you think at some time we’d have been on the simple Picnic date, and now that we have, it’s definitely going to be on the cards again. Planning the perfect picnic date is as such an easy, quick and romantic way to spend time together one-on-one: […] Read more…

7 things to do in a Weekend in Rotorua

We’re heading to Rotorua today for a long weekend of excitement, adventure and hopefully a little romance too!  We haven’t finalised all our plans so I thought I’d open the floor to your suggestions for travelling to one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist towns.  I’ll let you know our plans so far, so please […] Read more…

Good Food and Bad Neighbours

This week’s date night was easy as A,B,C, (American food, Bad Neighbours and Cornwall Park) and I recommend it for yours this weekend.   Blair returned home from San Francisco early in the morning, so instead of welcoming him home with Kiwi kai and Shortland Street, I helped him acclimatise by instead taking him out for American food […] Read more…

Working Style impresses with Champagne, Bluff Oysters and AW16

It’s not every day we’re invited to black-tie events complete with Champagne, Al Brown’s oysters, and a Working Style fashion show starring some of New Zealand’s best rugby players (I wish it was!).  This particular invitation was exciting for a number of reasons: Champagne and oysters, obviously; Blair was actually in the country and could […] Read more…

Movie Dates, Monday Hustle and W.T.F.

You know what they say about “the best laid plans”..? That was last week.  Blair and I had date-upon-date in the diary: Drinks with friends Tuesday, movie-date to The Huntsman on Wednesday, the Monday Hustle re-launch party on Thursday, and probably an exhausted night with takeaways by the end of the week. It took me by […] Read more…

A Night at the Jefferson

For a short week, I certainly fit in, going out every week night for champagne and celebrations.  This week also took me not once, but twice, to a new local favourite, The Jefferson.  On Wednesday I was the guest of both The Jefferson and Glamour Boutique, for the latter’s fashion update of its very glamorous […] Read more…

Worth the Ascension to Matakana

Saturday took us on a road-trip North for one of our favourite weekend retreats, Matakana Village.  We arrived at Ascension Estate in time to see them setting up for the afternoon’s wedding – enough to make me want to start planning a renewal, but alas we were only there for lunch.  I say only, but on seeing the vintage-feel European inspired buildings, […] Read more…

Home in time for Homestead

  Housed in the beautiful Pah Homestead at Hillsborough’s Monte Cecilia Park, Homestead shares its er, home, with 8000 pieces of contemporary art owned by James Wallace.  The place is a feast for all the senses, whether you’re seated within the gallery itself, outside on the veranda, or on a picnic blanket between the contemporary sculptures. […] Read more…

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