Author: Jane

Ambassador for Dr Feelgood

I absolutely love small business and I absolutely love small business here in New Zealand and try and work and promote them as much as possible. We’re all out there slogging away trying to do it right and so when the opportunity comes up to work alongside one of the best…well of course I jumped. Dr Feelgood are out there doing amazing things for you tastebuds. Creating the most wonderful fabulous ice pops the world has ever seen AND using only the best ingredients (no refined sugar here). If you’re DAIRY FREE you’re sorted, if you’re jelly-top obsessed then...

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Orbus Queenstown and the $2 fare

I have some absolutely magical memories of riding on a bus as a child in the UK so when I moved here to Queenstown getting on a bus was a ‘every once in a while’ opportunity. I love this town and I love what it’s doing moving into the future so when the discussion around a $2 bus fare came into focus my ears pricked up. Brought to you by some hard work (and I reckon lots of cups of tea and cake) of Otago Regional Council (ORC) with support from Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and New Zealand...

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Over the water for dinner at Wakatipu Grill

Any excuse to get me over to Kelvin Peninsula and I’m there like a shot so when 21 day aged beef came a-calling I tripped over myself to get in my car and take the short drive over the water to beautiful Wakatipu Grill in The Hilton Queenstown. Facing the crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu this restaurant boasts some of the best dishes in this beautiful place. A view to die for, roaring fire in the ‘pinot pit’ (more of that later) and some outstanding produce on your plate. I had the offer of a babysitter and so...

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Pre dinner drinks at Cru Bar

Cru Bar at The Hilton Queenstown is a prefect pre dinner escape right over the water on Kelvin Peninsula. Sleek, sophisticated oozing dark reds and black interior it is a haven of the best cocktails in New Zealand. It was my first escape out of the house post baby so I wanted to sink into some leather, gaze at the view (not think about baby and feeding) and sip a gorgeous cocktail or twelve two. I can’t resist bubbles though and so had to have one of my favourite Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV. Feeling slightly like James Bond (but...

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Places to take your mum in Queenstown

My mum is in Queenstown visiting us and my new baby (baby alert!) and so I had to think hard and fast about where to take her for her three weeks here. She is obviously babysitting lots (she found that out when she landed) but she is a great lover of fine wines and food (apple doesn’t fall far etc) and also loves seeing the sights by car. Thinking cap on. If your mum (or dad or both) are visiting here are some ideas about day trips, sights and lovely places to take them. I won’t tell you her...

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