Happy Monday!

I just got home from a lovely weekend away in the Hawkes Bay where we spent the days enjoying high tea, farmer’s marketing, wine tasting, gourmet dining and fill-your-own doughnuts – perfect! I hope you had a wonderful weekend too.

Here are five things to help get your week off to a good start…


– Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying great wine and food at Black Barn Vineyard in Havelock North. If you’re in the area definitely give it a visit – and try the 2012 Riesling, it’s beautiful!

– Renting and struggling to come up with ways to make the place your own within the bounds of your lease? Me too, which is why I love this compilation of decorating tips that are totally rental appropriate.

– A visit to the Hawke’s Bay wouldn’t be complete without trying the doughnuts at Mister D’s – you inject them with filling yourself; amazing! Now I can’t wait to visit Foxtrot Parlour in Ponsonby for another doughnutty fix.

– Disney movies are more than good fun, they’re full of insightful comments. Don’t believe me? Then check out this list of 16 shockingly profound Disney quotes.

– I’m totally smitten with these gorgeous aquamarine earrings by Ilona Rubin – gorgeous! Just one of many things I’m coveting from Jamie Kay.


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