Archive for August, 2012

A shopping stop in Ellerslie Gasket Espresso Kitchen 23b Kalmia St, Ellerslie Just off the Ellerslie Railway Station and lots of parking onsite… Mon – Fri 6:45am – 4:00pm. Gasket espresso kitchen was previously a car workshop and Gasket has maintained the motoring theme. Advertisements


24 Spring St Freemans Bay Superb food in creatively decorated corner store. Culinary and visual feast and wonderful selection of magazines. http://www.queenieslunchroom.co.nz Queenies Lunchroom is a vibrant cafe serving breakfast, lunch and great coffee 7 days. Another spot to take a break when you are out wardrobe shopping. Telephone: (09) 378 8977


Gourmet French delicacies and French pastries Vaniye – recently opened at 1/7 Windsor St Parnell http://www.vaniye.com We always need a great stop for coffee when shopping! Vaniyé was born as a result of our PASSION and INSPIRATION for the refined art of French gastronomy and French pastry. Having recently arrived from Paris, we have created […]


Paisley Boutique (613 Mt Eden Rd) opened late 2010 with small exclusive ranges of sophisticated and feminine garments in sumptuous fabrics. In addition Peter Braithwaite at the boutique offers a made-to-measure service for daywear to wedding gowns. http://www.paisley.co.nz “Paisley design opened in late 2010 to supply Auckland woman with a wonderful private boutique experience. Our […]


Excessive Detailing The more detail on an inexpensive item, the cheaper it will look. Keep the details simple and you can always add your own detail tastefully to a garment. Change the cheap plastic buttons for some vintage buttons or quality new ones. Bad Seams Pay attention to the construction of the garment. If the […]


Everything in your wardrobe must have a mate, no orphans. Any orphans must be taken on a shopping trip to find something to wear with it. Personal branding specialists and image professionals, like myself, can help you with this whole process. Life is too short to not look and feel your best every day! Knowing […]


Here are a few tips to remember when working through your closet: Designate an area in your room for three piles: “keep”, “toss”, and “alterations”. It is best to do this process in categories. Start with your trousers/pants, as we need fewer bottoms than tops. Find every pair of pants you own, try them on […]