Archive for October, 2014

This stop is more travel break than shopping break, but I love to travel around this country of ours in between shopping for and with my clients. The Waikino Station Cafe is the  ideal place to stop for a coffee before you start exploring the Karangahake Gorge with its network of walkways. Or maybe you […]

Little and Friday – both locations are great – 12 Melrose Rd, Newmarket or 43c Eversleigh Rd, Belmont. The Newmarket one is housed inside Martha’s Fabrics so good chance to look at fabric at the same time.  We sometimes use furnishing fabric to have a garment made.

Just perfect! Old fashioned teacups and plates. High tea. 51 B, Ranfurly Road, Epsom, Auckland 7 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri), 8 AM to 3:30 PM (Saturday), Sunday Closed A Herald reviewer from a few days ago said “Absolutely charming. Lovely decor and chatty and pleasant staff.  A smallish menu but excellent nonetheless. The display food […]

Bluebells Cakery,  161A Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough Bluebells Cakery specialises in beautifully hand-iced cupcakes, celebration cakes, wedding cakes and other baked treats. Their cupcakes come in a range of popular flavours and are all lovingly hand-iced with our signature butter-cream swirl. They make everything from scratch daily, using only premium quality ingredients, and all in a traditional home-baking style. The […]

Shopping trips need a coffee stop to re-charge the energy levels and think about what you’ve bought and what you still need. Check out a favourite: Petit Bocal,  177 Sandringham Rd, Sandringham Located at 177 Sandringhan Road, Sandringham. Open from 7am-10pm everyday of the week. Serving delicious breakfast, lunch and sharing plates for dinner, as well as three […]

By Terry  is my favoured foundation at the moment… love the convenience of the all-in-one brush and foundation,  ‘Light Expert‘  – easy to take in your handbag and perfect for touch ups and for summer.  For a little more coverage, I like the ‘Cover Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation‘ – can be applied with brush or […]

MAC  new mascara  –  Studio Sculpt Lash  – this is a great product – the brush is more like a comb and  it separates the lashes so you get full and lustrous lashes. An innovative brush design uniquely crafted to capture and separate each lash for instant definition, length and curl. Produces maximum fullness and […]

The Dermapen treatment is advanced skin needling technology – using multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating function.   Not as scary as it sounds as your face is covered with a numbing cream first and you just feel a slight tingling effect.  The treatment stimulates natural collagen reproduction, whilst allowing fine […]