Friday, 29 July 2011


Last week I was up in Auckland for a few days- visiting family & showing off this cute baby of mine.

I always enjoy visiting my home town but because its so spread out I often have to make a list of places I want to visit, & this time I'm sharing! Here are some of our favorite spots in Auckland:

Queenies Lunchroom
24a Spring Street, Freemans Bay
Sweet design & decor, lovely staff & who can resist a cafe that calls itself a lunchroom? We've also spotted a staff member wearing on our our Diamond Sea knitted hair clips! Great minds :)

Fabric & pretty things
479 Parnell Road, Parnell
Beautiful fabrics, notions & haberdashery all packed into a sweet old Villa on Parnell Road. I could trawl this shop for hours.

Yellow Brick Road
279 Parnell Road, Parnell
Discovering The Yellow Brick Road was like coming home. It's like my Swonderful away from Swonderful. Gorgeous clothes & knick knacks- all very affordable & situated behind an ice cream shop.... too tempting!

Douglas & Bec
9 St Mary’s Road, Ponsonby
Douglas & Bec has a great mix of amazing designer furniture & home wares but also cute jewellery & cards. They house a great mix of price points so even though I can't afford one of there amazing lamps I can support them by buying a tea towel!

184 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay
The best kids boutique. Ever. So many gorgeous clothes with cute twee prints- mostly organic & all beautiful! Plus there's a little boat in the middle of the shop! A boat!

The Bread & Butter Letter
The Bread & Butter Letter is like Swonderful if we did vintage. A quirky mix of stationery, jewellery & crafty things & the finest picks of affordable vintage clothing.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

On the girls this week...

Roxy, Pizazz and Stormer are feeling fresh in mustard this week...

Merino scarflet $40
Harriett Falvey Bea coat $280
Sunday short n sweet top $160
Colonel Mustard skirt $170

Winter white beret $35
Cat Cat Owl brooch $22
Bonnie dress $255

Outlaw blouse broderie $180
Outlaw mustard tie $18
Cat Cat Owl birdie brooch $22
Alfie skirt grey wool $185

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Winter at Swonderful

The shop is looking rather gorgeous right now if we do say so ourselves! We've got pom poms, bunting & cute & cozy clothes galore! Head over to our flickr for more pics :)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

On the girls this week...

This week on Roxy, Pizazz and Stormer-

Winter white beret $35
Kidnapped merino blouse in navy $165
Colonel Mustard skirt $170

In the Navy merino scarf $60
Kissin' cousins dress in navy $180
Spotty fabric belt $38

Black beret $35
Victory blouse in mustard $135
Colonel mustard skirt in navy $170

Friday, 8 July 2011

In situ

Here a couple of our favorite Devon Smith prints we have in the shop up on a wall all framed & pretty. Don't they look great? At just $18 each they are such a great affordable way to spruce up a wall & make your home look spiffing! x

Monday, 4 July 2011

Workroom sale

Our workroom sale last Saturday was AMAZING. Thank you so much to everyone who came & supported us. We really didn't know if many people would come & we were blown away by how many of our lovely fans showed up! It was lovely to see so many familiar faces too.
Thanks so much to Sunday, Love Love Lorelei, Free Range Baby & Ragdoll Illustrations. We're looking forward to organizing more events like this in the future! xxx

Friday, 1 July 2011

On the girls this week...

Some nice combos on our mannequins (Pizazz, Roxy & Stormer) this week!

From the left -
Sunday Celestial top in cream silk $180
Papercup Jubillee scarf $40
Sarah McNeil bunny brooch $38
Papercup Casino Royal silk velvet skirt in rose $170

Harriett Falvey Rosie Posie dress $310 
Winter white beret $35

Papercup Outlaw shirt in broderie $180 
Sunday Short n' Snug top in cream wool $170 
Papercup Diner skirt in khaki $135 
Cuff Hunter stag necklace $46