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The Best Thing about Dinner Parties - 8 steps on how you as the host, can have the most fun!

(Edouard Manet) I love dinner parties, for my husband and I they are the best way to enjoy an evening with ourselves and our friends. We try to have them as often as we can and I would say out of all the people we know, we’ve hosted the most. Here’s the building blocks to an awesome night that you get to enjoy also. I’ve learnt over the years that I should be the one to get the most fun out of it. I shouldn’t feel over worked or stressed or too busy to eat properly or too scattered to sit and talk. Now days I put the effort in beforehand, set it up and my guests take over and...

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Featured Stockist - The Poi Room

The Poi Room The Crème de la Crème of New Zealand gifts and art. If you havn't visited one of the two stores in Newmarket or Ponsonby yet, you are in for a treat!  The Poi Room is a refreshing sigh of relief that you are being offered genuine work created by artists at affordable prices. They have a beautifully curated selection of high quality art and gifts that invites you into the lives of some of our creative thinkers. Not only is the selection one of the best in Auckland, you get the feeling there is a genuine positive mutual relationship between the owners of the business and the artists themselves. You will also be refreshed with new ideas and...

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Featured Stockist - 'Scarecrow' in Auckland's CBD

Scarecrow - 33 Victoria Street, East. Scarecrow is Auckland Cities one stop shop for healthy organic food. They are a combined Kitchen, Grocer, Florist and stylish deli and eatery you will just want to linger in. On the corner of Victoria Street and Kitchener Street they are perfectly positioned to provide a much needed, inner city oasis. They also have a beautiful range of high quality gifts – all in the theme of sustainability and health. They stock our organic tableware as well as Patterns of New Zealand tea towels. Well worth a visit when visiting inner city Auckland. Scarecrow  

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Buy New Zealand Market Place Website Launch

The Buy NZ organisation which aims to promote the Businesses behind New Zealand made products have launched a lovely new site for people to find products and businesses that are genuinely Made in New Zealand. We are proud to be listed among them and are one of the few Companies making textile products for the home. We do it because we like to keep things simple. I like to know who is making my product and I like to make sure every single item is made well and that when you purchase it there is a whole community that is supported, right here in our neighbourhood. Here's the link to the BUYNZ Marketplace.

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