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Making the 45 minute drive down Auckland’s Southern Motorway and then winding through the dry (normally lush!) Bombay Hills injected my week with the perfect fresh start it needed. It was a piece of the country I had never been to and my rural roots buzzed with excitement. Kate of Arcadia designer Katie Smith had sent me a detailed email and map that definitely rung with adventure! “It’s 4.5 kms down the road, look out for the old musty green Merc and text as I’ll come meet you at the gate”. With Katie

Well after admiring (and www. stalking ) Alex Fulton and her rainbow bright world from afar, I finally got to meet her in the big pit of revellers at this years Rippon Festival in Wanaka. She was as sparkly as I had expected and promptly grabbed my wrist and slapped on her brand new Disco Beads, saying she totally thought I should have them instead! So lovely and spritely, just like the home she shares with her family. WHAT: My spaces involves my whole house.  I use this space to express

WHAT: my lovely little 3 bedroom rented house where I spend many hours a week researching blog content, mostly with my feet up on that day bed. WHERE: the incredibly special small town of Wanaka, which mixes its country roots with sweeping natural beauty that has it firmly listed as a world renown tourist destination. WHO: I share the flat with two very awesome flatmates, Prue and Jase who have kindly taken on the task of living with Horangi, a large tiger-like feline with an abnormal personality and insatiable hunger.

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