Church of the Good Shepherd

Right on the shore of Lake Tekapo stands the Church of the Good Shepherd, probably the most photographed church in New Zealand thanks to its magnificent surrounding. The church itself is beautifully simple, built to last from stone and oak, with a clear glass window behind the altar to allow a view of the blue…

Travel Fantasy: Turkey

I’ve been dreaming about visiting Turkey for a few years now, and hopefully, I’ll make it happen in 2015. Where would you like to travel to this year, dear readers? Photo via Popsugar

Astro Cafe, Top of Mount John

As though being at the top of Mount John and enjoying a majestic view of Lake Pukaki and surrounding mountains were not enough, you can sit down with some hot drinks and light snacks at the Astro Cafe. The selection isn’t great, but we had the coffee, hot chocolate, and organic ice cream, and thought…

Lake Tekapo Holiday Park

In my past travels, I’ve stayed in backpacker hostels, motels, bed & breakfasts, lodges, villas, hotels, you name it, but I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve stayed in a holiday park and I’m surprised I hadn’t considered it as an option before (Every traveler is different, I suppose, but when I…

Summer Scarves

Hello dear readers! Here in the southern hemisphere, summer is exercising its full power. The days are now hot and long. But on the upside, everywhere I go, I seem to find lightweight, beautiful summer scarves for sale, perfect finishing touches for casual chic looks. These are some that have caught my eye… From Country…

Lupins by the Lake

As soon as Lake Tekapo came into view, we ooh-ed and aah-ed with amazement. Surrounded by the southern Alps and blooming pink and purple lupins along its shores (they grow to be 1.5 metres tall in the summer, so December is the best time of the year to see them!), it’s no wonder this place…

The Road to Lake Tekapo

The drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo took us about 4 hours, and we stopped often, first for breakfast, then in constant awe of the gorgeous rolling hills, farms, and mountains along the way. Even having heard about New Zealand’s beautiful landscape couldn’t prepare us for the real thing. Photos by Arnold Hozana

Best Movies I Watched in 2014

I have not watched as many movies in 2014 as I would like, but here are the few I consider most memorable: The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson is as original as filmmakers go, so you’ll either be charmed and find this hugely enjoyable or think it’s weird and silly. I’m definitely the former. Interstellar…

Christchurch and International Antarctic Centre

Our road trip in the South Island of New Zealand began and ended in Christchurch, but other than visiting the International Antractic Centre, we spent very little time in this island’s largest city. Interestingly, the layout of the city is very similar to that of Adelaide (with Christchurch being the prettier one, in my opinion),…

Capsule Wardrobe Update

Remember my capsule wardrobe? It’s been 3 months, give or take, since I built my first one, so it’s about time I give you an update of how it’s worked for me. In coming up with my capsule wardrobe, which in terms of timing coincided nicely with my move to Adelaide, South Australia, I’ve gotten…

Before the Holiday

Dress: Al&Alicia Sandals: Wittner Socks: old Bag: Tory Burch Hat: Rubi Hello all, I hope you enjoyed a marvellous holiday and are ready to brave another revolution around the sun, a.k.a. 2015! I’m still in my usual backlog-clearing mode here (One of my new year resolutions is to blog more regularly, hopefully eliminating said backlog…