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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

5 things

We took these photos while down in Queenstown this year with Patina Photography. We kept waking up to gorgeous frosty mornings and decided to wake up early to take some photos amongst the frost and the mist around Lake Hayes before heading to Arrowtown for the day. Not only did we celebrate five years of marriage, becoming parents to our beautiful Arlo but we also celebrated being together for 12 years! We thought it would be fun to share five things that we have learnt about each other during this time.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Arlo's Room

This is my favourite room in our house. I always feel a sense of joy and comfort every time I enter it. For the colour palette, we stuck to neutral colours of white, grey and blue with a splash of red. The red was inspired by the beautiful personalised artwork of a London double decker bus which has Arlo's birth details on it. This was kindly gifted to us by a friend. It makes me so happy every time I look at it as it brings a little bit of London into his room. Kid’s stuff are just the cutest right? I love adding pieces to Arlo's room and also think kids just have the coolest clothes. His wardrobe is nearly bigger than mine! 

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Hello Spring!

Spring is my favourite time of year. The days start getting longer and the sunshine starts to feel warmer. It's a time of newness. New beginnings…and daffodils! 

A friend of mine told me about Whangaimoana (the Maori word for hospitality by the sea), a beautiful estate that you will find surrounded in daffodils at this time of year. We made our way out there on our latest family day out. It’s situated near the beautiful Palliser Bay coastline and I knew the perfect place to stop on the way for breakfast!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Celebrating 1 year of Arlo

Arlo turned 1! -- and we didn't throw him a first birthday party.


Sunday, 30 June 2019

Family Day out with our Storksak

We went to Luna Estate for lunch about a week ago on a fine winters day for our family day out. Luna Estate is a newly renovated premium Wairarapa winery, situated one hour from Wellington city. The winery itself is beautiful. As you drive into the property you find yourself surrounded by vineyards and then as you pull into the carpark you are greeted with a dramatically re-designed building and extensive terrace which is very stylish. A big fireplace promises warmth for cooler weather and of course there are outdoor tables and umbrellas for summer.