The Hit List #10

Welcome to the end of the week!  We hope you all have some fun things planned for the next couple of days.  Little Miss short and I are attending a much anticipated bday celebration this weekend full of catch ups, wine and other lovely lady things.  I have a pretty random mixture for the hit list this week as I have taken random photos whenever an idea for the list has come up . . .

1. Cushions
I know the reaction to cushions especially from a guys perspective is that they are a waste of space and material.  They are just those annoying things that add time to making the bed in the morning and getting in to bed at night but I for one love them.  Last Christmas I was gifted four by friends and family two from the Good Room in Mount Maunganui, one from Pendleton and the last a native Agent “Aotearoa” cushion, you can get a similar one here.

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 There are also a few others I would love to add to my “collection” if I could call it that.

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The Bear Cushion from the Good Room

I also have a space in the corner of my room where the ceiling is too low to put pretty much anything so I am trying to find a giant floor cushion to add some corner comfort.  I like these ones from Pony Rider below.

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But this could be the pure luxury answer I am looking for . . . the Zip Zip floor cushions that literally zip together and fold a number of ways.  Helloooo next Christmas present!

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2.  Flight Coffee Hanger Cafe in Wellington, New Zealand. 

So as I have mentioned a million times or more I have just returned from the mother of all trips back to NZ.  We spent a long weekend in Wellington with my family and a few close friends we hardly ever get to see anymore (we being Mr L and myself).  Pretty much all we did the whole time (because it was cold and wet) was eat and drink and one of my favourite places to do so was the Flight Coffee Hangar Cafe and Roastery.  We’d heard about the place from friends and a couple of reviews and of course Mr L was keen to judge the coffee and peek at the roastery because he is a complete coffee connoisseur (snob).  I just wanted a long black and hot food.  The actual cafe is amazingly simple, semi industrial with the light fixtures and very wooden (for lack of a better term) plus I don’t think anyone in Melbourne can rival the hospitality and ‘niceness’ we were served with our delish coffee.  Plus the vegetarian baked eggs were some of the best I’ve had (and I know baked eggs!).

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You can get your fix at 171 – 177 Willis St, Wellington Central, Wellington City.

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3. A little bit of Bright Orange Lippy

I am a bit of a newbie to this whole lipstick thing, i’ve never been one to wear a lot of makeup and I have been a little scared of smearing the stuff all over my lips and teeth.  I am however quite enamoured with orange and tangerine hues at the moment.  I am lusting after an orange dress at the moment and because my bank balance doesn’t currently allow that kind of expenditure  I will have to settle with a lipstick to add colour.  These are just a couple of the possible purchases . . .

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MAC – Morange

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ImageModel Co Cosmetics – Coachella Crush

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Model Co Cosmetics – Disco Fever

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4. Sneakers

I have a bit of a passion for sneakers as mentioned often on this blog my style is anything but dressy.  I wear my favourite sneakers to death and buy the exact same pair year after year . . . actually they’re often gifted by Mr L as my once white shoes look so ratty after a while I’m pretty sure he is embarrassed to be seen with me.  Here is a little snapshot of a few sneaks lying round our house (NB: a bunch of these are my housemates) but at least five of them are mine . . .

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these too will soon be part of the growing collection . . .

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Vans Hi Washed Blue Stars

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Nike Roshe Run Speckled

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Nike Roshe run Mid City Pack Tokyo

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Nike Free Inneva – Most coveted!

What are you getting up to this weekend?  Hope you all have a good one and wish me luck on my job hunt next week . . . being “underemployed” sucks!

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xx L.

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Hit List Seis

A little lacking in “real life” photos this week sorry peeps.  Have been too busy stuffing my face with easter eggs and nobody wants to see that go down.   I’ve found a mixture of must have stuff and things that I don’t think I can live without this coming season.

1. GET FIT & HEALTHY . . . again.

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Well this maybe slightly induced by the insane amount of guilt from eating my weight and then some in chocolate eggs over the past weekend but it’s a long time coming.  I hear what you’re saying that this is more of a New years Resolution right?  Yeah well it was but how are there so many excuses around in summer?  There are just too many occasions that call for a glass of wine or three, and too many injured ankles . . . So this week I sorted myself out and I’ve been back pounding the pavements like a mad woman.  I’ve also been getting slightly obsessed with what I put in and on my body, holy hell there are some amazing foods and potions out there.  I also want to state how proud I am of Miss S and her no drinking for ALL of lent and to my lovely lady friend Miss Grace who is on the same path but a few 100kms a head of me.  Here’s to a healthier and happier year ladies and gents.

2.Spring Breakers. Yeah that movie you’ve probably heard about

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I seriously thought this was a girly teen movie about the adventures of girls on spring break .  Ok so the latter is so BUT this movie looks BAD ASS!  Besides a few hilarious cliches and James Franco with a grill and corn rows.

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OK that’s actually a little ridiculous but in all seriousness I’m buzzing to see this thing.  I have also stumbled across some pretty epic “Spring Breakers” fashuns courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

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OC x Spring Breakers DTF/Unicorn Hoodie

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OC x Spring Breakers Cotty Basketball Tank

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OC x Spring Breakers Todd James Towel

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OC x Spring Breakers Bikini

I really can’t go past the basketball singlets and the unicorn everything . . . get in my wardrobe

3. Shoes. 

I just can’t get enough at the moment.  Is it because of the old saying shoes always fit when clothing is too tight?  I’ve just purchased this pair of Chaos and Harmony heels for a wedding I’m attending next weekend (excite!)

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To be honest it has kind of fuelled this fire in my belly  for more  MORRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE.  I am in need of boots and can’t decide what type to go for and I also NEED yes need more Vans, Nikes and Converse all of which are year round staples in my household.

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There’s also a large gap in my heart that only these Marques’Almeida beauties from Opening Ceremony can fill.

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Ohhhhhhhh so dreamy.

4. Whole Larder Love

You’ve might’ve seen the cookbook around.  It’s definitely in a lot of cafes and stores around Melbourne.

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A cookbook that’s pretty inspiring really and makes you think quite a bit about what you purchase from supermarkets with their over processed and frozen “fresh” foods.   It’s written, practiced and preached by author Rohan Anderson a hunter gather from Victoria.  I’m going to be honest I would have an issue with the hunting part as I’m not much of a meat head, it’s the veges that have me interested.   I’ve newly discovered I can get a box of beautiful fresh fruit and veges or REAL Free Range Eggs delivered to our inner city dwellings and what’s more it’s a pretty decent price.   It also means getting rid of the guilt of buying produce packaged in plastic, a material that is slowly killing our oceans (sorry about bringing the mood down but have you seen this?)  I’ll let you know when I make my first purchase.

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One more thing WLL have a series of weekend long workshops for the public teaching you skills from hunting and preparing meat to fly fishing, mushroom foraging, gardening and baking the perfect bread.  There are limited spaces and you can choose from Glamping or B&Bing for the weekend for respective prices.  Check them out here if it sounds like you!

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Hope you’ve all got some fun activities planned for the coming weekend.  I’m saving myself and my body for the onslaught which will be a two week long catch up with friends and family back home.  Potentially the best part . . . it’s feijoa season.  Look it up non-kiwis because they’ll change your life.

xxx L