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16 May 2017

A HIDDEN GEM


One of my favourite spots in this entire city.

Where the sky meets the sea, where the cliffs meet the farm.

Gold, blue, green.



2 May 2017

BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED


bloom -- produce flowers; be in flower
/blu:m/
noun

I was unexpectedly gifted this gorgeous print today from a friend and these sweet words couldn't have come at a better time. 

bloom where you are planted.

26 Apr 2017

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA


Ladies. Ladies, ladies, ladies.
Mother's Day is coming up on the 14th of May and if you're still stuck for gift ideas -- I've got your back!

I was so excited to receive these amazing ceramics from Claybird Ceramics in the mail the other day, and I'm totally obsessed with them! Each piece is priced under the $40 (NZD) mark, so are at a perfect price point for a meaningful Mother's Day gift that won't break the bank!

To shop Claybird Ceramics, click HERE





10 Apr 2017

A LONG, LONG WEEK


Last week was a long, long week.

Our friends have been going through such a rough time (why do the kindest people always seem to have the worst luck?) and we ourselves have been in a new season of impending change and uncertainty. We'd kind of put the idea of purchasing a home to rest for the forseeable future and were 100% ok with it, with our eyes set on plane tickets, new experiences and big dreams. That's all been turned on its head however, as new circumstances mean that the house "door", if you will, may have a chance at re-opening again! It's so exciting, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't feeling a wee bit nervous about it.

Change is good, and so is stability. I know this deep down, with Tim bringing so much stability to my life since day one, however when it comes to other big decisions (like settling, buying a home etc) the idea of being "stable" gets me all jittery inside. Until we got married, I'd never had a consistent home - a home from childhood, a home that felt totally like mine, a home that I felt I had some sort of ownership over. Of course, home is where your family is, but the physical, "four-walls" part of that is not something I've ever been used to. Although I'm ridiculously apprehensive about the whole house-buying process, the fact that we get to do it together is beyond exciting. We could paint the walls whatever colour we wanted, we could plant a G A R D E N ! (pretty freakin' pumped about that last part, although my green thumb is something to be discovered)

Last night we decided to end the week by going out and shooting at sunset. We've both been in a bit of a creative rut recently, but it felt so good to get out and be creative together to say goodbye to the week that was. As you can see, I didn't get a chance to photograph my sweet husband at all... It's quite a change being the one in front of the camera nowadays - oh boy have the tables turned!

The wind was insane (as you will be able to tell from the photos), and it was a littttllleeee bit colder than we had anticipated, but that's what you get for living so close to Antarctica, right?











30 Mar 2017

ID FASHION WEEK


Every year at the end of March, the city of Dunedin comes alive with excitement and anticipation. Its the time of year that Duendinites pull out their most fashionable attire and dress to the nines to attend ID Fashion Week. ID is an event which runs over several nights, showcasing the collections of both up and coming design talent and well-established New Zealand and international designers. It is such an important event for the culture of our city, and is held at the Dunedin Railway Station. It's the most stunning venue for an event like this - with a runaway that is the longest in the southern hemisphere! 

This year was the first year that we attended, and we loved it. We were lucky enough to be invited along to the shows as media, so got to shoot from the media pit alongside the big news outlets! Tim was absolutely buzzing off the vibes and atmosphere down there - it was so cool to see him in his photography element!

We were both ridiculously blown away by the creativity and talent we witnessed across both nights, but particularly in the emerging designers show! From fishing tackle to pompoms, the creativity was out of this world.

I was debating whether to split this blog post into two, but then decided I may as well just make an entire, full blog post and include a whole bunch of photos from across the two nights!
I'm not lying when I say I was obsessed with everything that came down the runway on the first night at the Emerging Designers Show - it's too hard to pick a favourite! (I feel like that's a total cop-out, but its true! SORRY!)

My favourite collections from night two however would have to be that of Charmaine Reveley, Winifred and DADA. Can I have it all please?!?!

If you're a Dunedin local (or even just a visitor!), we'd highly recommend grabbing a ticket for the show next time it's on.

P.S. If you make it to the end... there's a sneaky wee vlog from the show!

























20 Mar 2017

THE BEACH PEOPLE


We love living close to the beach. To be honest, we can't really imagine (or want to imagine) a life that isn't coast-side. A life where we can see the ocean from out our bedroom window and a life where we can venture down to the sea whenever we please.

Although the nights are definitely getting darker, there have still been a few beautiful, golden-lit evenings over the last week which have reminded me of why I love summer in the first place. After a season of pretty average "summer" weather, it can be hard to remember what January and February were supposed to feel like! We've missed the bbq's and the shorts / jandals so much this year!

I've always got my eye out for quality pieces to add to our growing collection of picnic essentials (our hallway cupboard is begging me to stop), and my latest obsession is this beach towel + bag combo from some friends across the ditch - The Beach People! They specialize in luxe beach essentials and this towel certainly fits the bill. This is the Avalon roundie, and it is the perfect beach towel / picnic blanket combo! 

TOWEL / BAG: @thebeachpeople