Support Local Series: Cafes

Rotorua Cafe / Coffee Culture 1. Scope Cafe: Tutanekai Street Scope Cafe is small in size but makes up in the warmth and welcoming nature of owners Dana and Steven and their staff. The food is yummy, choose straight from a delicious selection of home baked goods or select scrumptious food prepared by their passionateContinue reading “Support Local Series: Cafes”

Black Lives Matter

#BLACKLIVESMATTER I’ve been in tears this week because I singlehandedly can’t fix racism. I’ve argued. I’ve researched, I’ve watched, I’ve listened.  I’ve stayed silent online because I am fearful and not wanting to say the wrong thing. Black Lives Matter.  George Floyd mattered. They matter to me. George Floyd’s brutal killing by police is soContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

Cultural Appreciation

Kiaora tātau Ko Ysgyryd Fach Te Maunga (Abergavenny in Wales) Ko afon wysg Te Awa (Abergavenny in Wales)  Nō Takapuna, Tamaki Makaurau Ahau Ko Rubick-Edwards-Trask Tōku Whānau Ko Rotorua tōku kainga ināianei Ko Jane Tōku Ingoa I was born in Takapuna, Auckland where I spent the first eight years of my life. My whanau movedContinue reading “Cultural Appreciation”

Reusable Addiction

I’ve become a part time eco warrior. My mission… Help rid the world of disposable coffee cups. I have a dream where cafes will one day never serve coffee in any form of disposable cup.  I don’t care if it says you can add it to your compost or if it’s made from recycled product.Continue reading “Reusable Addiction”

Backyard Tourism

On a sunny day there is nowhere more magical to me than my home town Rotorua. Like anywhere else in New Zealand the natural beauty seems to be highlighted by the glimmering rays of sunshine bouncing off our forests and lakes. We take for granted our natural resources and cultural hot spot that has drawnContinue reading “Backyard Tourism”

The loss of Bauer

I’ve spent many moments trawling the pages of my favourite fashion magazine, dreaming up ways to get my hands on the fashion within.   I always flick through a magazine first. Looking at the pictures, captions, titles and layout. I read the spine notes, always identifying the journalists, photographers, models and contributors on each page. IContinue reading “The loss of Bauer”

We need to slow Fast Fashion down!

Sustainability. Recycling. Climate change. Current fashion buzz words that feature prominently throughout the media. Our world is consumed by media projections of what next to buy. Fashion trends that don’t necessarily suit us or our body types but we somehow feel obligated to rush out and purchase. The increase of influencers who play out their careerContinue reading “We need to slow Fast Fashion down!”