Me time and the Emerald city dress

Opening my laptop every morning can be quite the adventure. There's endless emails to respond to, lots of press releases and emails from small business owners sharing their goods and services and wanting to get some traction or exposure, there's questions about recipes or how to start a blog, … [Read more...]

Shoes made for walking: BabyMac & FRANKiE4 in NYC

This giveaway has now closed and a winner chosen: ALICIA MACKAY with the following comment: "Okay so as much as I love the sexiness of Izzy – she definitely needs to be popped on for a night of naughty cocktails and raucous one liners at a fabulous bar – I’m also inclined to invite Nat to some chic … [Read more...]

BabyMac eats NYC

Well, not all of it. But I gave it a pretty good go. For me, NYC and food is where it's at. The sheer amount of people, and places to eat and the fact that the place never stops, like ever, makes it such a hot spot for good food and drinks. The thing I love the most about New York is that … [Read more...]

I got you girl

A few days ago I was standing in the subway with Rob when I said "I feel like (but of course I felt like!) I need some gold high tops from NY" and he probs rolled his eyes but then said "yeah you do". So it came as no surprise a few days later when I found myself rushing into a sports store a few … [Read more...]

Tuesday Haiku

What's not to love about this place? Free haikus offered in the bar of our hotel where we had a drink tonight is a start. I was feeling a little tired and angsty and a little nostalgic as it's our last night here. I sat and read a great book that was in the library section about the buildings … [Read more...]

Manhattan Monday

We've just got back to the hotel from another morning hitting the town while the sun shone. I've just done a quick calculation and I've clocked up 101.5kms since we arrived last week. That's not bad is it? Lucky for me there's plenty of walking between all that pizza and burgers...so much walking … [Read more...]

I feel like…

One of my favourite expressions that I have heard EVERYONE saying since we arrived is "I feel like". Whether its been walking down the street and listening to people talking or on the subway people having in depth conversations everyone is feeling like something. I can't stop saying it myself pretty … [Read more...]

Saturday in the city

Yesterday we checked out of our hotel and moved a little further uptown to The Arlo NoMad. The weather was FOUL, it actually was sleeting when we left The Ludlow and so when we arrived at our new hotel and waited to check in, we found ourselves perched in the bar for many hours. By the time we got … [Read more...]

The best days

My goodness we are having fun. I mean, I'm sure it's not all that interesting to you all, but I want to capture every moment, each morning or afternoon so when we are back home soon enough, making lunch and putting out fights between the girls, I can trawl back through these photos and remember it … [Read more...]

Sunshine! And Spring!

You guys! After a cloudy morning, it's safe to say that Spring has sprung in New York City this afternoon. How glorious to feel the sunshine and warmth and not walk under an umbrella. We were up and at this morning, it's 3pm and we have clocked up 16.5kms already today. Started off getting the … [Read more...]

Rainy museum days

After a late night last night (this second and third wind business I get around 10/11pm at night is DANGEROUS) we slept in this morning till 9.50am when there was knocking on the door to clean the room. Needless to say, I was feeling much better after a big nights sleep. The weather was wet and cold … [Read more...]

You’re here, now what?

Well you drink lots of coffee, and you hit the ground running despite the rain and jet lag. It's New York. You visit some favourite places. When it's too wet, you hit the subway. Then a quick costume change before a lunch at Balthazar for some spectacular people watching and … [Read more...]

Can’t sleep, will blog

I woke up about 2 hours ago from the sound of a siren, or something and it felt like Christmas morning. New York. We're in New York! I tossed and turned, I jealously watched Rob sleeping soundly next to me, I knew I shouldn't grab my phone but I did and 2 hours later, I have given up. It looks … [Read more...]

Adventure awaits

Can you hear the sound of my deep breath? We're on our way. Well kind of. The girls are safe and happy with my Mum and Step Dad at home. There were many tears of course, but mainly due to the anticipation of all to come. Now that the bandaid has been ripped off and we are gone, we can all get on … [Read more...]

Rainy weeks and goldfish brain

This morning I layed in bed and truly believed for about 20 minutes that today was Saturday. It was deeply disappointing when I realised it was 7.15am and that we had to run around for School. Anyone else feeling a bit like this at the moment? On Monday I picked some flowers in my sister's garden … [Read more...]

That thing from overseas

I'm finding it hard to focus on much at the moment...out trip to NY is fast approaching and becoming more real as each day passes. Rob and I email each other places to eat and go and do and sometimes just text messages about it with the countdown whilst it's best not to mention it too loudly with … [Read more...]

Saturday afternoon High Tea @ Milton Park

This morning when we woke up, the mists had rolled in, the temperature had dropped and it well and truly felt like Autumn was not very far away. Such a lovely break from this relentlessly hot summer. I spent the morning running around dropping off to parties, getting bits and pieces and answering … [Read more...]

That place, this year

As Biebs so poetically said, and as I hear ALL the time...life is worth living. And staring down the barrel of a big new one, it's good to have plans and things to look forward to right? For a start, I am really REALLY looking forward to Monday and getting some routine and order back in our lives. … [Read more...]

Back to it.

I've been trying to work out just why I feel as tired as I do from our holiday. And then I kind of worked it out. You see, we had my niece staying with us from the 8th December. Which was wonderful but it also meant later nights for the girls, especially at the end of the year and all the activities … [Read more...]

Christmas 2016

And there's Christmas done for another year...all that prep, planning been and gone. And for us? It couldn't have gone any better. A relaxing day filled with lots of memories that have been locked away for a life time. Christmas eve we had a stormy afternoon and evening as we sat under the verandah … [Read more...]