YOUTUBE: BRUNCH AT AMANO

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Yesterday I tried the new Auckland spot, Amano. Delish brunch, amazing service and gorgeous fit-out. 10 out of 10!

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UP & COMING ON YOUTUBE

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Hey guys, Sorry for the lack of YouTube posting this weekend, unfortunately there is this issue where a video needs rather fast internet to upload. I shall post it on Sunday instead, but I thought I would fill you in on the up & coming vids in the pipeline.

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COCKTAIL: THE RED QUEEN

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Here’s the truth – I’m a member of that camp of women who love gin, however, after too many, feel the need to cry. Someone needs to study it. Maybe I need to study it. I will add to this that I’m not a drunk crier. Ever. If anything, alcohol conveniently numbs me from feeling […]

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HOLIDAY TREND: METALLICS

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The other day Matt and I were sitting at the traffic lights when a woman passed in front of us wearing a pair or gold pants. Matt commented: “Those pants are interesting.” I had to laugh, as this was a true Man Repeller moment. One where a gal is rocking a new trend that only those […]

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THE AGE OF ACHIEVEMENT: HOW THE PRESSURE TO EXCEL IS STRIKING THE YOUNG

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Author: Nicola Appleton The quest for success is a seemingly relentless one; we define ourselves by it, compare each other’s level of it and spend most of our lives striving towards it. This isn’t a new concept, yet placing a higher value on those who are both successful and young, is. For the Millennial generation, […]

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HOME DECOR TREND: CACTI & SUCCULENTS

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Currently featuring under every ‘H O M E’ board on Pinterest and every chic and simplistic Instagram feed, is the succulent and the cacti. This home décor trend has grown momentum for practical reasons – succulents and cacti do not evoke guilty emotions – they are fairly hard to kill!

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SEND ME YOUR RECIPES!

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Hey all ! Yesterday I posted a video on my new Youtube channel of me attempting to cook potato gratin. I love that I had a couple of people email me telling me they have recipes for me to try. I’m no chef, I’m learning, and I am totally open to people sending me a meal […]

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YOUTUBE: KATIE COOKS COMFORT FOOD

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On Thursday I made potato gratin, steak and green bean salad. Although it nearly didn’t happen – the gratin took about ten thousand hours to cook. But it was worth the wait! Not the healthiest meal, but the ultimate comfort eat. Much love xx

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COCKTAIL: PLUM & THYME PROSECCO SMASH

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If you ask any of my close friends they will tell you – Katie, loves her Prosecco. However, as we approach the warmer months, it seems a shame to flounce around with a glass of bubbles when I could be lying on the deck holding a summery, fruity, refreshing cocktail instead. So, I went and […]

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THIS HEATHROW AIRPORT CHRISTMAS AD WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART

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I have a major soft spot for teddy bears. Always have, always will. So this Heathrow Airport ad hit me right in the heart muscle. It’s cuteness on steroids. During this month of negative media, I think we all need an awwwwwww moment. Much love xxx

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