Hit List #8

Sorry I’ve just got to warn you this post is going to be somewhat short in length and kind of big in photos as I am currently in Wellington bludging off my brothers wifi after returning from a drink with long lost friends . . .  now that your expectations have slightly dropped I’ll delve straight in.

1. Feijoas
Yeah that little green fruit that has the indescribable taste.  I literally mean indescribable, how do you let someone in on the delish secret of the beloved feijoa short of handing them a shot of 42 Below Feijoa vodka?  It’s been something I have never been able to describe… I have loved these little treasures from a young age and vividly remember pulling them off neighbours trees and mum and dad buying them from road side fruit vendors (we all know thats where the best stuff comes from right?) for chump change.   They’re hard to find/expensive to buy in Australia (although I have just found out a friend of mine has connections to a tree . . . ) but at this time of year they grow in abundance around NZ.   Gorging myself on these treats has been one of my highlights so far . . .

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welcome home

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Nectar of the gods

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2. Leather Jackets
I need a new one of these guys for winter.  I purchased a tan jacket years ago and have managed in the last month or so to spill something that may or may not be coconut oil all down one shoulder sooooooo I think this means I have the perfect excuse to head out and buy another one right?  These are a few of the picks I would choose from when I’m a little more ‘flush’ . . .

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West 14th – Greenwich St Motor Jacket

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Kahlo Collection Quilted Leather Bomber Jacket

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Salasai Wildwood Jacket in Black/wine (also comes in black)

 

3.  Holidays back home
Is there are place you ever feel more looked after than at home,  I’m talking the place you grew up, or the place your parents live.   It’s possibly the best feeling to know that there is always food (and delicious healthy food at that) is well stocked throughout the fridge and pantry.  You always know what the bed feels like, you can watch TV without feeling the guilt of not being out and about.  On the slight down side you have to race all over town catching up with people but its a small price to pay for the little luxuries you do get (and most of the time its the best catch up with friends ever!)  Myself and Mr Long are still in the Land of the Long White Cloud and have spent time all over the North Island over the last two week or so it feels.  We attended a beautiful wedding of friends, spent a few nights out at the bach (holiday house) in Raglan, spent a day out in Auckland and lots of time back in my home town Mount Maunganui.  Here are a few pics to get you excited for your next trip home . . .

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wedding dress ups

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sun-drenched chairs in Raglan

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home x

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Fresh Mussels. nothing like you get back in Aus.

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Top of the ‘mount’

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favourite down time accessories

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fush and chup picnic on the floor

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View from the Bach in Raglan

4. Mexico – The Restaurants
I got an email from someone a couple of weeks ago saying the the latest and greatest Mexican food revolution had made it’s way to Hamilton (FYI this ‘city’ is quite small and notoriously boring and we were there because Mr Long’s parents have a small dairy farm about 20 minutes from here which is amazing!)  Mexico is a small chain on restaurants that started in Sydney and have made its way to Auckland (in 2 places) and eventually to Hamilton.  Living in a city where Mexican food is common I didn’t have the highest hopes BUT I was SO wrong!  I can honestly say I ate one of the best Tacos I’ve had in my life and the ceviche was almost good enough to rival my mums!  The ambiance was good, low lighting (which made for bad photos I’m afraid) and the bar upstairs served Sangria and mexican beer what more could you ask for?  If you’re in Hamilton (or Sydney, Auckland) and you haven’t experienced the wonder of this place get here.

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Friends, Sangria and old mexican paintings . . .

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Ok I have issues.  I forget to take photos of the food because I’m too eager to dig in.  Anyway I found these photos of what myself (ceviche above) and Mr L (fried chicken below – yeah apparently that’s a signature dish of theirs?!) feasted on.  Check out the Mexico Facebook Page for more.

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Anyway sorry it’s a little short and sweet but I have to get a coffee asap.  Enjoy your weekends lovelies.

xx L

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