five places for foodlovers on waiheke

For its size, Waiheke Island has some really great places to eat. Here’s five of my current favourites, in no particular order. One // The Annex (instagram | facebook). This gorgeous cafe (pictured above) is housed on one of the cutest little buildings on the island. Five years ago, when we moved to the island, […]

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meditations on light

it’s christmas morning. there’s a tray of freshly risen croissants baking in the oven, nic’s mum is out for a walk and i’m vacuaming white kanuka blossoms off the floor. all to no avail as fresh dustings of blossom snow on the floor with each puff of wind through the open door. i light white […]

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polaroid photograph of a street in shinjuku, tokyo, japan. copyright leonie wise. all rights reserved

where would you go?

along with 17 other new zealand travel bloggers, i was invited to contribute my top picks for travel for 2015 – 1 local, 1 international. international was easy: tokyo.  All the big city excitement of London, Paris or New York with a total cultural difference thrown in for good measure. It’s an extremely safe city […]

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status anxiety

self-portrait, yesterday swirling thoughts, little remnants from slumber, waking early, with a head full of to-do’s and what-if’s – all of these things feeding into my current status anxiety. sas wrote beautifully about sacred responsibility recently; about all the tiny choices she made that have got her to where she is now. her eloquence, vulnerability […]

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