On: Books I Love

I love to read. As an only child reading was the biggest form of entertainment when I was tired of imagining things up by myself. I was the kid that read everywhere; eating breakfast, in the car, while walking home and it always made me so happy. I would devour books in a couple of…

HAPPY TWO YEARS AUCKLAND

I have a photo of me leaving home Wellington. I was a toothy braces smile with a messy ponytail and bubble gum pink backpack, my mum peeking at the camera from behind my shoulder. I remember how warm that day was; squeezing my cat into one last hug; being so excited to go. I was…

The Best and Worst Auckland City Beaches

After almost two years in the city with minimal effort spent on branching out to see what Auckland had to offer we decided that this summer was going to be one of beaches. Armed with a bottle of rapidly depleting sunblock (RIP) and dreams of the $2 Tiptop trumpet deals we made it a mission to head to as many…

I AM LATE TO CATCH MY BOAT

I am meant to be leaving in twenty minutes and I am not dressed or packed or close to ready but the people I am going with are the ones who have forgiven me one million times over and will continue to forgive me as second nature forever. Even when I make us a few…

What’s In A Name

Zarrin-Taj. I like my name but it has always been heavy and conspicuous. Like lugging a suitcase through a party where everyone else is carrying discreet shoulder bags. The other day the amazing Vanessa linked me this article by Durga Chew-Bose and it resonated. Part of me was pleased, the way I always am when…

Summer Fashion, Auckland 2017

New season. New collection of clothes I wear on repeat. Summer is the best time of year for getting dressed. I love shorts, I love warm, shimmery colours, I love soft cotton, lazy dressing and light layers. This summer I stuck in Auckland which is one of those perpetually grey and humid cities with a few…

1 year & 3 Resolutions

It’s funny because I was so desperate to write for the first couple of days of this year – it had become routine, habit, easy. And now here I am two days late on my first weekly post – absolute disaster I tell ya! But even though I missed the day I am here now!…

NEW YEARS EVE, WE MADE IT!!: BLOGNY 2016

holy SHIT WE MADE IT. 366 days of 2016, all accounted for. 69 posts. 5,622 views and 545 likes from over 50 countries, and then this! 25 posts in 25 days. It’s been so much fun, I can’t thank you all enough. At the end of every year, as well as choosing 3 or so resolutions,…

A Sweet Day: BLOGNY 2016

ok, 2016 way to turn it on for the last couple of days!?! Today was a goodie that I want to share with you, but I only took photos for the nicer half of it sorry for your loss. Yesterday my angel & love & main squeeze & partner in crime & best adventurer Kat is…

The Best of 2016: BLOGNY 2016

Today was such a mixed bag; it was incredibly sad and euphoric and confusing. But in the end I had a good dinner, I have excellent plans for tomorrow and I cleaned my linen. 2016 I think was similarly mixed – but for all of its faults was still liveable and for all the bad…

The Worst of 2016: BLOGNY 2016

Probably the only thing I like about this year is that it was satisfyingly, undoubtedly the worst. Partially that categorisation is selfish because what did I really suffer? But I think sometimes its ok to hurt selfishly. I have created a list of the ten  WORST THINGS ABOUT THIS YEAR. They are a mix of…

Places I’ve Been 2.0: BLOGNY 2016

Honestly I haven’t been to too many exciting places in the last few weeks –  something I am looking forward to changing in the new year – but on the odd occasion I did venture out past the city I had some pretty sweet time so I thought I would share. Takapuna Beach The thing about Auckland…