Smoothie Bowl

In all honesty, I am surprised that a pop-up store such as this has only just appeared in Takapuna – the style capital of the North Shore. I’ve found that trends pass through relatively quickly: first the influx of frozen yogurt stores, then vegan-inspired cafes and pretty cupcakes, followed by the smoothie bowl. This is…

Mount Victoria

Often living in a city, you begin to lose sight of nature and how beautiful it can be. As corny as that sounds, it’s true! Sometimes you have to remove yourself from the buzz of the city and escape into the leafy heights of nature. Arguably, my favourite part about the cities of New Zealand,…

Superbad Soul Section at The Rogue & Vagabond

Every once in a while, there comes a time when all you need in life is an age-old throwback to the songs that echoed through your childhood, playing nostalgically from the car radio. Those ones that as you cringed at your parents singing at the top of their lungs to Prince’s ‘Kiss’, you had no…

Shake

So, I have a question. You have a big exam coming up this afternoon. You’ve spent all week stuck inside, studying for over 50+ hours and now the day has actually arrived. Are you going to: A) stay inside all morning panicking and hurriedly scrambling through your notes? B) sleep in until an hour before…

Dirty Little Secret

It’s just as promiscuous as it sounds. This Dirty not-so-little Secret is a tempting enclave situated on top of the Wellingtonian world, looking down on the hustle and bustle of Courtenay Place. A haven for students needing an escape from the dregs of Scrumpy left in their bottles from the previous night and the ultimate…

Hug-A-Pug Day

Hey guys! So, I am now down in the windy city of Wellington, which is going to be my home for the next 5 years. I have been incredibly busy as it is O-Week (orientation week), possibly the most hectic, emotionally draining and most enjoyable week of my life so far! It’s always scary going…

Wenderholm Regional Park

Update: I am leaving Auckland tomorrow, as I am moving down to Wellington to study at Victoria university. This means that Little City Window is officially relocating, still maintaining the city living, but on the other end of the North Island. It’s going to be such an adventure and I will be continuing on my blog…

Madam Woo

Asian fusion is by far one of my favourite types of cuisine. It cannot be denied that it is one of the most full-flavoured, experimental, exciting styles of food in the world that I have encountered. This particular form of cuisine is incredibly popular in New Zealand, namely Auckland, as there is a wide range…

Passionfruit, Lemon & Ricotta Cupcakes

There comes a time in a period of dieting, when boredom and hunger overrules any desire for a bikini body. Then, one turns dreamily towards those gleaming kitchen utensils, the blocks of golden butter and jars of sugar, with only one thing on their mind and one word on their lips. Baking. Now, I tend to…

Part Five: Lake Tekapo

New Zealand is the proud owner of many beautiful lakes, some with unfathomable depths and extraordinary diameters. Lake Tekapo covers an area of 83 square kilometres, which is relatively small in comparison with lakes such as Lake Taupo and Lake Wakatipu, but makes up for size in it’s beautiful crystal clear waters and stunning neighbouring landmarks. 

Part Four: Milford Sound

Reportedly coined as the “eighth wonder of the world”, Milford Sound is the full monty of scenic views. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most magnificent sights I have ever encountered in my life and words can’t really describe the sheer size and phenomenon that is really is. The day began with an early start,…

Part Three: Wanaka and Queenstown

Now for the biggest, busiest and most expensive part of the trip! Wanaka and Queenstown. The capitals of cool, both in temperature and style. Wanaka kind of reminds me of a baby Queenstown. Sitting right on the edge of Lake Wanaka, the hustle and bustle of the bars and restaurants, constantly brimming with customers, fills the…