Friday, December 31, 2010

Back at Modern Miss

One thing I love the most about going back to Dunedin is going to Modern Miss. Vintage paradise! Here is my old boss Violet's new edition Emerald with Kate and then Erin.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sister No. 2

What a cute cute face! Stu and I visited the family in Arrowtown where I got to spend some quality time with Shyia. Eylish must have been off zipping around while I took this picture.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Gianone Nuptials

On Boxing Day I drove up to Alexandra with Ellie in preparation for Ah-Rhee and Rion's wedding. Ellie and I fed up Ah-Rhee on wine as we celebrated her last night as a Pyun and we were woken up early the next morning by Ah-Rhee jumping on the bed in gorgeous excitement. I spent the morning photographing the preparation and then was met by Stu just in time to become a normal guest at ceremony. Despite the rain, it was a lovely, lovely day.

Here are some flower girls:

Here's the beautiful bride and bridesmaid:

Post Ceremony:

And onto dancing to amazing 80's classics:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Franklin Rd Lights

We had a beautiful evening one humid night, as we walked down a Franklin Road covered in Christmas lights.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Near Blinding Experience

The other weekend, I was in my room and heard a noise outside of my window. I ran right over to it, but ran straight into the sticky bit that hold our window below:

It went straight through the lens of my glasses and hit me in the corner of the inner eye. It was really quite a spectacularly uncoordinated and dangerous moment that turned out quite fine.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet our new flatmates...

Sasquatch and Rhubarb are the new inhabitants of our giant backyard.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Big TEN!

My dear friend Caitlyn wanted to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her first menstruation (this was in all seriousness - I just can't believe she remembered!)
We had the most delicious dinner full of red hued treats, complete with vajazzled vagina cookies. What a lovely evening it was.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jake and Ella

This is Jake and Ella. Then have only moved to New Zealand recently from Korea and I meet with Jake every week to practice English and generally shoot the breeze. This weekend, after a delicious home cooked meal of bibimbap, we walked up Mount Eden. Jake and Ella walk up it every day and since it was my first time up the hill, they had to be my tour guides - telling me the giant crater and the stunning views.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Robinson Nuptials

For the first time in a long time, I went back to Dunedin for the wedding of my dear friends Sam and Luke. In the beginning, it was very hard to put down my camera but I had to force myself to just be a bridesmaid and let everyone else do the business!
Dunedin pulled out a ridiculously sunny day and we were all pretty relaxed as the entire bridal party got ready together, had photo shoots and then trooped off to Outram for the ceremony and reception. It was just a beautiful day with some of my oldest and bestest friends.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I made my first ever Bibimbap in the was truly delicious but uses so many dishes to make!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Man, fruit trees are awesome! I made 2 batches of limeade yesterday.

1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (usually about 10 limes)
2 tablespoons of honey (I've luckily got some home made honey from one of our regular Time Out customers.)
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups of water

I mixed the sugar and honey with 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve and then added the rest of the portion in cold water. It's very sweet so I think less sugar can be used. We drank it with ginger ale and I'm pretty sure it will go very well with some gin!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The New Pornographers

I am quite new to the New Pornographers, but they are good. Very very good.
Also, they come from Canada - where a lot of my favourite people are from so that gets them some brownie points too!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Beer and Mussels

This is Iris and Rex. Iris was Greer's student in Korea and Rex also studied at our school. They came over for a few days so we met up for a delicious lunch at The Occidental, a pub famous for its mussels and Belgian beer.

I had blue cheese and spinach steamed mussels and they were incredible - so good that I could eat them through my hangover leftover from the Rocky Horror shenanigans the night before.

It was so nice to spend time with people from our lovely town of Wong Dang.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rocky Horror Picture Show

When I heard that the Rocky Horror Picture Show was coming to town, I managed to convince some of my lovely girlfriends to fork out $84 each to come with me.

Drinking, eating and costuming got away on us and we were running late so Claire, Sarah, Caitlyn and I had to sprint down Queen St to make it on time. Looking like this...

We meet up with amazing Fiona and Emily and managed to grab a cocktail before the show started...we also ran into Dr. Scott!

The cast, set and music were incredible and the audience was hilarious - countless feather boas and more garters than a burlesque show. Oh how I wish it played every week.

The best place to dance post-Rocky was Family Bar, where we happily fit right in...