Tuesday, August 23, 2016

new zealand - part one:

Yes, yes, it's been a little while, but things have been a little busy since the arrival of our beautiful little boy a few months ago (more on that soon, I promise!).

I did mention in my last post that I had some snaps from our trip to New Zealand from early in the year to share. So here we go, the start of a small series before we're off again in a few weeks time to visit family and introduce our little man to all his Kiwi relatives.

This post shows more from the family farm and our main base when in New Zealand. As you can see it's pretty stunning, being close to the sea and with lots of space. We were super happy to be back in our cabin after having not stayed in it for a while too. We didn't do any work on it this trip, except for revamping some old cane chairs and lounge for the deck area by recovering the cushions in a classic black and white look. I've gotta say, I think they turned out pretty great and they were perfect addition for afternoons in the sunshine (and around the fire-pit by night).

Next: a couple of more posts from New Zealand and then some baby stuff!

Monday, June 6, 2016

venice, italy - part three:

All good things must come to an end, and with that said, this is the last post from our time in Europe last year.

Like I mentioned earlier, Venice is very busy, however we did manage to get off the beaten track and lose the crowds, finding our own little spots of Venetian gold. One area we really liked - and stayed in - was the Cannaregio district. This area used to be the old Jewish ghetto of Venice and is really interesting to wander around as it does differ slightly to the main hubs of the city. It feels a bit more village-y (and maybe more authentic), especially once you get off the main high street area. It is also not far from the central areas and points of interest, so we were really happy with it being our base for our stay.

Another highlight of our time in Venice was visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Located in her palazzo on the Grand Canal, Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection is both inspiring and impressive. That and the location made for a really memorable experience. I definitely recommend visiting when in Venice.

And there we have it, our Europe 2015 trip done! Next, I'll be sharing snaps from our time in New Zealand over the Christmas/New Year break.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

venice, italy - part two:

More photos from classic Venice (and still pretty on a grey day).

Next: one more post from Venice, and that will wrap up our European adventure! Then some snaps from New Zealand.

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