Author: Jane

Inertia Skis

Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity Now, lets get this straight. When I ski, I’m like those people you see in movies. No, not the ones gliding gracefully down the slope, blonde hair flowing, ski poles making light lines in the powder. More like the shrieking “get the hell out of the way” kind, knocking grannies and kids aside like skittles, borrowed ski gear in a...

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Secrets of the Chef- Fishbone

Holy moly and all things that are holy. I am so pleased this restaurant came to my secrets party. It’s the first restaurant I went in, over 8 years ago, when I landed in paradise and i’m so bloody pleased it’s still going (21 years, thats older than me! 😉 I had no question it wouldn’t but I’m glad it has. (I’m glad, can you tell) Anyways the gorgeous Darren and Mark have been so kind in giving me a lovely winter recipe for you to try. And then get your bums down to the restaurant to try it...

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Burger Love 

Red Star Luxury Burger Ardmore St Wanaka 03 443 9322 Im going to be the most controversial I’ve ever been in my life. I’m not talking about the Palestine/ Israel crisis or Iran or even how crap chocolate fish actually are (oh jeez there I go) No. Something much more than that. The fact that I think *deep breath* Red Star burger is slightly better than FergBurger. There I said it. I hope nobody know’s where I live. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been living here a while and I’ve done my fair share of late night stand at the hatch and shout “I just need a Fergburger with cheese, why won’t anyone listen to me”. But I tried Red Star a number of years ago and I was hooked. They offer sweet potato fries. I can’t argue with that. Located in Wanaka on Ardmore street, they have parking right outside, a lovely new patio area to sit and stuff your burger in your mouth, great music playing and lovely cheery staff to cater to every burger need you may have. Im telling you, they are the next thing. Check them...

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Issimo Queenstown

When there’s shoe’s to be written about I get a bit sweaty. Luxurious leather, fine Italian lines and heels high high high. I can’t walk in them to save my life, infact I’m a bit of a liability, but this shop has me breathless whenever I open the glass doors. We have been lacking in Queenstown for such luxury and such a great selection of shoes, men and women, for a while now. If you want trainers, flip-flops (jandals/ thongs- the age old debate) or mountain climbers you’re sorted but gorgeously sculpted you-won’t-see-anyone-else-in-them shoes we were a bit stuck....

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Otautahi Tattoo Queenstown

I was slightly nervous about this one. I don’t frequent tattoo parlour’s much and I had the image of scary dark corners and spikey tattooed men shouting for some reason. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Shame on me once (bad) shame on me twice (unacceptable) There was thrash metal though, I give them that. And I do have to say its been about 15 years since I sat and listened to that for so long. Family Jeremy I met with Jeremy, one part of the Otautahi ownership. A man who had the kindest face in the world. I...

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