Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Cake

This is a recipe almost too decadent for words, but don’t worry I found a way. It is not too technical, but it is an absolute dream for chocolate lovers. It has a chocolate base, a chocolate mousse filling and is topped with a chocolate ganache. Recently, my boyfriend and I were looking to make…

Review: Provisions of Arrowtown

Provisions sits just on the outskirts from the centre of town and is somewhere that we walk past on an extremely frequent basis. Time after time we used to comment “oh we must go there” but we always ended up forgetting about it when it came time to eat, finding ourselves somewhere on the main…

Review: Yonder

Crisp winter days and chilly nights means that my intake of hot chocolates increases somewhat over the winter season, especially when in Queenstown. Unlike Wellington where the winter wind would probably freeze your core, a still day in Queenstown is an inviting one to want to sit outside. Our time at Yonder sat in this…

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

These cookies are a little taste of paradise. I had no idea that this would be the case as I made them (undeniably, the flavour combination meant they were bound to be delicious) nor as I cooked them, and not even as I presented them did I realise just how tasty they were going to…

Video: Scotland

Scotland is a country not unlike New Zealand. I went to university in Dunedin and there are so many similarities between the two places, from place names, architecture and even culture. The University of Glasgow was in places identical to Otago University (obviously Glasgow was there first, but I was so familiar with Otago already)….

Review: 1154

I never knew Wellington was missing a quick’n’easy, tasty and cheap pastaria but now that it’s arrived I couldn’t be happier. It is set up to be shared dining, so there are a lots of large tables and just a few smaller ones. Everything is very reasonably priced, none of the pasta dishes are over…

Video: Sunshine in Spain continuing on

This video includes memories of our time in Barcelona and Menorca. It was my second visit to Barcelona and honestly, it was just as fantastic as the first time. Menorca was something special – beach on beach on beach – a perfect way to close my time in Europe.

Video: Summer in Spain

Summer in Spain – yes, I know – what a dream. We had a couple of weeks in Spain during our summer travels. This video includes footage from our time in Malaga, Seville and Granada. My favourite of the three was Seville – there was just something about it that struck a chord with me…

Video: Barca baby!

A city with everything – beach, culture, food, history, shopping… what more could you ever want? In my opinion, not much. I think Barcelona would be one of the coolest places to live. There is just so much going on and so much to see and do, all of the time!

Hola to Happiness

Sangria + Tapas + Beaches = Inevitable Happiness. I was very excited to come here after the unexpected coldness that the UK presented, and couldn’t wait to return to the sand and sunshine. Similarly to Portugal, everything is cheap, the culture is alive, and both the people and the language are cheerful and beautiful. Would…