12.10.13

To the Max

[Brick Bay Winery]

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The New Zealand vineyard tour continues. This time The Glass House at Brick Bay.  

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Having wine straight from the vineyard is not like picking up a bottle at the store. Maybe it's just the wine in this region but all of them taste so much better than any I've had in London. If I could ship this Rosé home I would! We had the Rosé and Pinot Gris that went with our platter. It was good, but I still prefer Ransom, it's set the benchmark now.

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One thing Brick Bay has on Ransom - baby ducks!

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Brick Bay also have a sculpture trail which explains these random sheep in sweaters.

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[Matakana]

Matakana is the little town I'm staying in on the North East coast. It is the epitome of quaint. Just cute with organic stores, independent boutiques, NZ's official best indie cinema (one of the screens has flowers all over the ceiling!) and a Saturday market that brings in massive crowds in the summer.

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It actually reminds me of Bluebell, if you don't watch Hart of Dixie and have no idea what I'm on about you NEED to check out that show. I have no shame in declaring my love for it. I keep expecting to bump into Mayor Lavon Hayes in a seersucker suit and we can talk about ourselves in the third person while eating pastries in his kitchen.

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The weather here in New Zealand is so changeable. It's worse than Ireland! Trying to predict an outfit that can transition between cold gusty winds, beaming sun rays and utter downpours is, well… challenging, especially for someone who feels the cold like I do. This maxi skirt does that quite nicely. Easy, breezy, beautiful, emm... not cover girl.


Tee: Allsaints
Maxi Skirt: River Island
Sandals: Sonia Rykiel
Belt: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: Rayban
Bag: Marc Jacobs

Jewellery by Anarchy Street, Dogeared, Michael Kors and Laura Lee.


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