Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tongariro Northern Circuit Photo Diary + Vlog

Recently I went on the Tongariro Northern Circuit hike with my friend Varsha. Four days and 51km later we made it! This is the first of the Great Walks I have done and its safe to say I will be back in my hiking boots to do more.

Rocks at Mt Ngauruhoe summit
The hikers after 51km (still smiling)
Sunset over Mt Tongariro reflected in one of the Emerald Lakes
Our "view" of the Lower Tama lake
Sunset at the Emerald Lakes
View of National Park from Mangatepopo Hut
Red Crater
Another sunset shot of the Emerald lakes
Steam & Sunset
Colourful volcanic rocks
Golden sunset from Day 1
Day 1 with Mt Ngauruhoe in sight
A few steps from the top of Mt Ngauruhoe

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Ellen Turns 21!

This weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday! Although my actual birthday was a few weeks ago, I had my party on Saturday night and on Sunday, Tara and I decided to have a fun photoshoot with the leftover and slightly deflated balloons. There were actually 20 balloons when the night started but we lost a few to the neighbours garden....

Skirt - Boohoo // Top - The Warehouse // Shoes - Clarks

I'll have a vlog coming soon of the night, but in the mean time check out this video I made featuring a DIY flower wreath I used for party decor.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Snapshots from Ngunguru Tutukaka

Back in February I spent the weekend in Tutakaka for a wedding. I took a few snaps on the Sunday around the beach that I found on my hardrive the other day and wanted to share. I always feel pretty lucky to live in a city like Auckland, but have places this beautiful only a few hours away...

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunglasses Collection Video

We've recently done a big clear out of our wardrobes and we wanted to share which ones made the cut. We hope you enjoy this fun little video, don't forget to give it a thumbs up if you did and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos. 

1. Illesteva Positano* from Smart Buy Sunglasses
3. Le Specs Halfmoon Magic Fandango Pink Mirrored Cat-Eye 
4. Miu Miu MU50SS ZVN9K1* from Smart Buy Sunglasses
5. Komono Lulu from Shop Anomie 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Best Little Black Dress

Like Karl Lagerfeld once said, "one is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” I don't think I ever really understood the magic of a black dress until purchasing this maxi in Bali last year. It works for every occasion and I've worn it a million times already. Well not quite a million, but you get the point right?!

You might have seen a glimpse of it in our bali vlogs or our post from Rotorua at the Hamurana Springs. These photos were actually taken on that same trip to Rotorua in January from the balacony of the place we were staying. Black can be quite hard to photograph and I was a little more occupied in capturing the view (can you blame me? look at that stunning lake!), but I hope you like these shots anyway.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Summer Outfit with Tara

It feels like summer only just got here, but already the first day of Autumn has passed. While having a summer clean of our harddrive, we came across these photos from ages ago that we never posted. Denim skirts have been a summer staple in both of our wardrobes, and we just can't get enough. This one from the Warehouse is one of my favourites and for this look I styled it with a simple crisp white singlet. 

Top, Skirt & Shoes c/o The Warehouse // Belt - Vintage // Bag - Thrifted // Watch c/o Jord // Sunglasses - Molly N // Necklace - Shop Style Conquer Store

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Friday, February 3, 2017


We shared this video over on our Youtube channel a few weeks ago, but we never shared it to our blog, so here you go anyone who missed it! In this video we put Tara and Connor to the test to see who could answer some questions about Ellen the fastest. This was a lot of fun to film so we hope you enjoy it!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

8 Hours in Sydney

What can you for 8 hours in a city you've never been to? Not much, but it sure was fun. Last year when we went to bali, our trip was briefly interrupted by an 8 hour stopover in Sydney. Not only did this mean our flights cost less, we got to have a quick explore of a city we'd never been to before. We set ourselves a challenge to see how much of scorching hot Sydney we could see in just 8 hours.

This weekend we came to edit the vlog we had filmed of our 8 hours only to realise we had deleted the footage accidentally. But we still had a few photos, and although we're gutted we no longer have the video, we thought this would make a fun post.

The first stop was of course the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Can we pause one second to appreciate the train in this city? We walked straight of the airport and onto a train which dropped us almost at the footsteps of the opera house. Public transport this good is a foreign concept for us Kiwi's and we were pretty amazed to say the least.

After a drink and a snack on the waterfront we spent the remainder of our short few hours in sydney wandering the streets. The buildings we're beautiful, but nothing quite compared to the at the Queen Victoria Building. It was an amazing shopping mall and at the centre stood a breathtaking 24 meter christmas tree.

After a wee bit of shopping, our feet began to tire and our hanger set in so we headed back to the airport. It was a brief, but awesome first taste of Sydney!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Dear 2016....

This is our letter to 2016 talking about our highlights from the year and recapping some important moments. We can't wait to see what 2017 will bring!
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