Archive for the ‘Shopping Breaks’ Category

Ggorgeous and decadent French pastries and delicacies and French inspired menu.  At La Fourchette they offer the full French gastronomic experience throughout the day. From 7am the shop provides freshly baked pastries & breads, patisserie products from Ma Cherie and takeaway coffees.  Thecafé/restaurant offers a full a la carte menu created by chef Sophie Phipps. […]


A good selection of  home made food and bright fresh décor in an historic 1863 building and a nice change from trying to find a park in Onehunga Mall. Established in 1863, Trafalgar House is an icon in the Onehunga Area. It’s becoming established as the local coffee shop, a short distance from Onehunga Mall, […]


Delicious home cooked food and wide range of coffee beans and the latest machines, based in the rural Waikato town of Tirau. Indulge yourself with the fine taste of their unique blend of coffee, delivery directly to your door. Their small team is dedicated to providing you with a high quality product every time you […]


The Federal Store 440 Devon St East, Strandon, New Plymouth Superb food, friendly staff and interesting atmosphere… I can’t remember when I’ve last been to a loo labelled  “sheilas” – that tells you the era of the décor they are inspired by.


I’m a style doctor, who does house calls – offering first aid for your wardrobe in any part of New Zealand. Suggest the idea to a group of friends (may be your book club) and I’ll come to your part of the country to empower, inform and energise you and your wardrobe. A valuable service […]


I’m a style doctor, who does house calls – offering first aid for your wardrobe in any part of New Zealand. Suggest the idea to a group of friends (may be your book club) and I’ll come to your part of the country to empower, inform and energise you and your wardrobe. A valuable service […]


I’ve always loved mosaics, especially since I had a stunning mannequin made from pieces of treasured broken family china.  This piece, which stands at the entrance to my studio, was crafted by mosaic artist, Brigid Lennox. On my visit to Taupo to see clients last week, I discovered a colourful visual and culinary feast. L’Arte […]