a list of new zealand-based brands. volume one – botanicals

2020 has been a tough year. but one positive that has come from it has been remembering the power in supporting local businesses. we are shopping more thoughtfully now, doing what we can to keep the lights on for locals. i want to celebrate the makers and artisans, to support the writers and photographers, to help them continue to create such beautiful work.

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morning | evening

today’s highlights: brunch at loretta on cuba street, wellington a leisurely walk along the waterfront discovering an electric car-sharing company signing up for said car-sharing company and taking a drive around wellington’s waterfront and south coast — one of my favourite places in new zealand WOW (world of wearableart) show. A-MAZ-ING oysters and prosecco watching […]

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early morning light at onetangi beach, waiheke island (c) leonie wise

the me of now

+++ a survey of present interests, curiosities, recurring themes … a short list of current fascinations body jam has become my thursday lunchtime obsession micro-adventuring on my tiny island, with warm croissants and coffee at sunrise on onetangi beach dark rye sour soda bread bodies as weathervanes … basking on beanbags, all three of us […]

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a recent inventory

a sight // for five years our little myer lemon tree has struggled to hang on to its blossoms, most of them falling off as soon as there’s a storm. a few months ago i transplanted it into a half wine barrel and it seems to be enjoying its new home. there’s hundreds of buds […]

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the past month

+++ object if there’s one thing that moving cities and countries has taught me, it’s to not be overly sentimental about possessions. objects move in and out of our home like the tides carry flotsam & jetsam to and from the shoreline. this month i’ve been spring cleaning — the pantry, the bedroom — distilling […]

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