24 August 2017

Celebrating my blog anniversary: A luxury travel accessory giveaway

A couple of months ago my little blog passed quite an astonishing milestone - it's 5 year birthday. I never thought that I would reach two months, let alone half a decade of writing things in this online diary.

It was never intended to be anything but my little happy space that was done in-between life, and somehow this blog has taken on an identity all of its own.

Luxury Travel Acessory Giveaway Adventures of a London Kiwi

The skills I've learned along the way have been invaluable, the people I have met have changed my life, I have done things I never though achievable and this strange little habit has also given me a confidence I never thought possible - I am so proud to call myself a blogger.

22 August 2017

Orbit 360° Dining - Restaurant Review - SKYCITY Auckland, New Zealand

"You spin me right round, baby right round" Ahem, sorry.

In my experience over the years, restaurants with amazing views have more often than not have low quality food. There have been a few exceptions; Hutong at the Shard, Duck and Waffle brunches and Peninsula Restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel. It seems as though the restauranteurs know they can get away with this because the view is so beautiful and restaurant goers are usually tourists who have money to burn and won’t go back any time anyway.

Orbit 360° Dining - Restaurant Review - SKYCITY Auckland, New Zealand

Sorry, grouch over. The Auckland Sky Tower is totally different (and that’s not just national pride kicking in). I’d been there a long while ago for their sumptuous buffet, but my sister visited a couple of years ago and pronounced that it hadn’t lost any of the quality.

19 August 2017

My 10 favourite London afternoon teas - 2017 edition

Someone, somewhere in the universe has designated this week national afternoon tea week (only the best week ever to reminisce about afternoons of luxury and who needs more excuse to book a few more?)

My 10 favourite London afternoon teas - 2017 edition Adventures of a London Kiwi

It has almost become a blogger cliche, inviting the girls to a few hours of decorous luxury, but one that I rather adore. As I'm getting on in years (feel free to feel sorry for me...) I've swiftly come to the conclusion that I'd rather don a pretty dress to spend a little more on sandwiches and scones, than prop up a pub bar and feel very sorry for myself the next day.

16 August 2017

That time we went out for brunch and accidentally hiked the Rangitoto volcano crater

Nothing seems to surprise my husband anymore. I must come out with ridiculous scenarios so regularly now, he doesn't even lift an eyebrow. Case in point, when I video called him from New Zealand. (He knew I was in NZ by the way, my whereabouts haven't become that surprising. Yet.)

Rangitoto Island Auckland Day Trip New Zealand Adventures of a London Kiwi

"How was your day?" 'Good thanks, we went out for brunch with Ginni and Alice, and then hiked up a volcano crater.' "That's nice dear. It rained in London today" (sic)