Spa Intercontinental, Wellington 

I had the delight of experiencing one of Wellington’s best Day Spa’s while I was visiting last week. After hearing about the renovations at the Intercontinental Hotel Wellington, I booked in for the thermal mud mask and massage signiture experience at Spa Intercontinental for some R&R at the end of my trip. I felt well taken … Read more

New Year 2016 on the lake

My brothers and I were all quite content chilling at home for NYE however my Mum seemed to think this was absolutely appalling and secretly made some calls to see if we could get a house by the lake two days before NYE.Houses at Lake Taupo were gone WEEKS before New Year. I know because … Read more

A ‘quiet’ Christmas 

Yes this post is late. Yes I have been busy and yes I will try keep up to date better! I flew home from Brisbane to my other home in NZ on the 22nd to help mum with the Christmas preparations. The only help I probably was in reality though was picking at all the … Read more

Hippopotamus, Wellington, NZ

Words that come to mind: Devine. Mouth-watering. Incredible service. Wonderful atmosphere.  From our French speaking, music humming, trivia engaging waiter to the gorgeous view, luxurious interior and magnificent art the scene was set and my expectations were high.  We began with cocktails. My Mother would say that I aptly chose mine. It was simply named, … Read more

Chameleon Restaurant, Wellington

I have long been a fan of Chameleon Restaurant in Wellington, in fact, my Uncle took me here for lunch to celebrate my 16th birthday, oh so many years ago. Rather fitting then that I was joining the very same Uncle for breakfast all these years later. Chameleon (along with the Intercontinental Hotel it sits … Read more

A quick jaunt over the ditch 

I managed to find flights back home for the long weekend for only $305 return – I’d have been crazy not to go home!  I love going back to NZ and even though I was only back a month before this trip, I hadn’t been back to my home since Christmas. That’s 6 months without … Read more

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