What I wore, what I ate and what I saw.
|wearing; Asos turban, Burberry canvas tote, Abercrombie and Fitch hoodie, Sportsgirl jumper, Don't ask Amanda denim shorts|
|wearing; vintage oversized jumper, bag from Korean shop, black maxi|
|Breakfast @ Stamford Plaza Auckland|
|amazing scenic drive outside of Auckland city|
|Tom Yum soup @ Grasshopper Thai Restaurant|
|Sticky date @ Soul restaurant|
|great views @ Piha, outsidde of Auckland|
|wearing; gifted dusty pink butterfly smoke, ebay wedges, faux fur jacket, clutch from Korean shop|
|Savoury muffin @ Piha Cafe, probably the best savoury muffin I've ever had to date and probably the food highlight of my trip :)|
|wearing; The Cassette Society denim dress, vintage shirt, Roc combat boots, vintage sunnies|
|wearing; Showpony maxi dress, grey fur vest, Fendi cuff|
|being silly in the merchandise store! Wearing; Vila sequins jumper, Burberry canvas tote|
Although the food was a let-down, the exceptional customer service and hospitality were phenomenal.
New Zealand's home-grown fashion designers are also great with the likes of Karen Walker and Stolen Girlfriend's Club already shining on the world's stage. I also discovered an amazing NZ label, Ruby Boutique specialising in sophisticated and girly chic clothing - bought myself an algae green cape, down $xxx but absolutely LOVE it!!
Wish I had more than just 3 hours to shop, but alas still managed to score myself a few key fashion pieces - can't wait to wear them, hopefully, if they don't get lost amongst the existing clothes in my clustered wardrobe(s)!
Also, if you're planning to head down there soon, I'd highly recommend Stamford Hotel Auckland! Its prime location coupled with the exceptional service from staff is commendable. Stamford also offers 3 great restaurants, one of which is a popular Thai restaurant, Grasshopper, which I had the pleasure of dining at on my first night!