Where We Ate: May 2015

We make no bones about it, we are definite foodies in this household. We love to dine out, both as a couple and as a family – for us life is more about experiences than stuff. So each month we’ll be bringing you “Where We Ate”, a post that outlines the new places we’ve tried … Continue reading

My 30th Birthday Getaway

Around this time last year I realized the shockingly poor timing of having a baby just before my 29th birthday as the inevitable questions of what I would do for my 30th arose. I love throwing a party as much as the next person but there was no way in heck I wanted to throw two massive … Continue reading

Wines & Dines: Sachie’s Kitchen Dumpling Class

On Sunday the 15th of February, I was lucky enough to attend a dumpling class hosted by Contiki New Zealand at Sachie’s Kitchen. For those unfamiliar with Sachie’s Kitchen, it is a fun, team-building Asian cuisine cooking school set in a beautiful building in Parnell, Auckland. Contiki have recently released a new tour of Japan … Continue reading

Wines & Dines: Clevedon Cafe, Clevedon

With my cousin kindly offering to baby-sit we were initially planning to tick off one of the restaurants on our “must-try” list. Friday found Papa M coming down with the cold CJ and I had earlier in the week so we decided to head somewhere a little closer to home for our lunch date. We tootled … Continue reading

Wines & Dines: Orleans

We first ventured to try Orleans in November last year after watching Cirque du Soleil; unfortunately almost the entire audience appeared to have the same idea. Orleans doesn’t take advance bookings (possibly the only downfall of the place) and it was going to be an hour and a half’s wait – there was no way … Continue reading