nothing much happened (01)

(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something that surprised me // i took myself for a stroll on the beach in the late afternoon and noticed a heron, gliding quietly through the grasses in the dunes, its delicate neck waggling before lifting and carefully moving each foot forward. later, as i made my way back […]

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Feet in a kayak looking towards a headland. Photo © Leonie Wise

kayak from mawhitipana to onetangi

today we hauled our kayaks into the ocean and did a short paddle from mawhitipana bay (palm beach) to onetangi. it was a beautifully sunny day, but the wind got up making whitecaps in the water as we were heading around thompson’s point. so… after spending some time exploring the remarkably clear waters around opopoto […]

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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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three waiheke ceramic artists to follow

i have cupboards full of ceramics collected from my travels around the globe. they make great (if somewhat fragile) souvenirs, each one reminding me of a place we visited. now some of my favourite ceramics are made right here on waiheke island. here’s three locals worth following / supporting: 1 // thea ceramics esther’s work […]

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