Gratia - Rainy Days
A maze of books is the best place to get lost
Indoor trampolining parks in Auckland and Hamilton
If you're in Auckland, you're probably sick of looking at grey, cloudy skies. Maybe you're thinking, "I guess it's another movie marathon weekend... Again." To change things up and get active, we decided to give Jump indoor trampolining a go. And yes, it's just as fun as it sounds; how often does anyone get to do something where the whole point is to have fun?
Treating yourself? Then this is where to go.
Little and Friday likely serves the most delicious and naughty treats that you can get in Auckland (or possibly anywhere). Each tart, cake and doughnut is incredibly beautiful, almost to the point where you don’t want to destroy it by putting it in your mouth.
Telling the story of New Zealand
Dogs welcome! And well-behaved children.
The age of chain bookshops is over. It is time for the rise of the independent store. Okay, yes. I watched Lord of the Rings recently. But it’s still true – independent bookshops like Time Out bookstore are the way to go.
Edgy, mellow, and the best coffee in town
When my wife and I first went to Vinyl cafe, we felt rather out of place. As a couple of very middle-of-the-road (and dare I say nearing middle-aged) Mt Edenites, we didn’t completely fit into the edgy and youthful vibe that is Vinyl – the usual clientele have tattoos, the music is sometimes heavy metal, and the décor is mildly gothic. However, we are serious coffee-drinkers, and had been told that you can find no better coffee than at Vinyl cafe. So we accepted the challenge: we went along and pretended to be cool. The lovely staff helped with this self-image transformation by pretending along with us, and they soon knew our coffee orders and names by heart.
Come on in, read, support the Second Sex
The Women’s Bookshop is an independent bookstore in Ponsonby that focuses on celebrating the written work of women, and stocks a diverse wider range of books. Obviously, as a woman, and as someone who dabbles in writing, I’m a fan.