Author: Jane

Cycling Higher in Queenstown

A bike shop can be many things; a scary little place full of lycra, tyres, chains and old men talking about stuff you wouldn’t want to understand OR a haven of clothing, art, beautiful bikes, coffee and knowledge. Cycle Higher is the latter and oh what a delight. Its all about cycling hire – get it? 😉 Right in the centre of Queenstown where cycling trails are rife, Cycle Higher is a combination of beautiful bikes to hire, gallery space (featuring some of the best local and international artists) and a shop full of beautiful apparel for you to...

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New Zealand Festival 2018

February 23rd to March 18th sees Wellington light up to the New Zealand Festival. A month of dance, theatre, music, song and family events set to wow, inspire, educate, innovate and basically make you smile knowing that you live and/or are visiting one of the best countries in the world. Wellington is one of my favourite cities (I’m a huge fan of TEDxWellington) and you can see why here with this incredible lineup.  My picks for the festival (but be sure to tell me yours): Barber Shop Chronicles.  Peter and the Wolf. Star Wars: A New Hope The Piano:...

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Conscious eating with Ode Wanaka

When an intriguing new restaurant popped up in my Instagram feed I was intrigued to get there. Ode Wanaka is open and the hub bub that surrounds it and it’s ‘conscious dining’ ethics are something I had to see for myself. Welcome to Ode. Head Chef Lucas Parkinson and his team have been concocting good food dishes from scratch for around six months now. In basic terms this means food that is organic, ethical, sustainable, seasonal and supports other local growers and ‘makers’ to become part of their dishes. They also hope to have a 150k supply ring by...

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A wonderful afternoon with Altitude Tours

It’s been hot. Really really hot here in Queenstown and Central Otago. So who wouldn’t want to go and sip wine all afternoon with Altitude Wine Tours? We jumped aboard their gorgeous air-conditioned bus WITH wifi (for all my Instagram Stories) and set off into Gibbston, the wine makers and tasters dream destination. Altitude Wine Tours picked us up from our driveway and shuttled us off. A wonderful introduction from manager Heidi and I knew we were in for a treat. Big girl wine pants on! Gibbston Valley now stands with it’s head tall on the world’s wine stage...

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Delicious Platters with Welcome Pack

Heading away on a holiday is dreamy. You’ve got your best pants packed, your sunhat floating in the breeze, suncream at the ready and then you arrive at your gorgeous destination and there’s absolutely nothing in the fridge. No milk for your cuppa, no bread or cheese to sample whilst languishing on the lawn. You have to take your gorgeous sunhat and suncream smelling self down to the local supermarket and ruin your holiday experience in one fell swoop. Fear not fellow sunbathers! Welcome Pack is just that. A little welcome “hello” as you land in your hotel, bach...

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