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.


lily, rosemary and the jack of hearts said...

yeehoo all the best spots!

Kate @ said...

I've never been to any of these places! Thanks for the list, I'm going to check out a few when I'm in Auckland in a month's time, and hopefully be a bit less out of the loop!

Nico said...

Thanks for the list Ginny! I usually hate Auckland because I never find any places I like, but you may have changed my mind!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the lovely lil write up. Such a complimentl! We are big big fans. Sarah (the bread and butter letter) x