Egg-Hunting in the city

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From Friday 21th March to the 22nd of April a group of about 100 giant “Eggs” were scattered around Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. These Eggs were designed by Top New Zealand artists and that will be auctioned to support the Starship foundation. Of course, these are not only for display, they are all part of a contest as well, you have to try to find all 100 eggs and you can win a 340g 18ct Gold Whittaker’s Slab (chocolate) created by NZ jewelers.

I remember having something like it in Argentina, but instead of eggs, these were giant cows given to artist all over the country and showcased all together in the city centre.
Even thought I don’t think I’m going to participate in the contest I though it was a good idea to get my camera and start hunting some eggs…just for the lulz.

Please let me know if you found some (no matter the city) and which were your favourites. Until next time. Jules.-

For more information about the contest of the Starship foundation go to: http://thebigegghunt.co.nz/  and https://www.starship.org.nz/

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Desde el viernes 21 de marzo al 22 de abril, unos 100 “huevos” gigantes fueron esparcidos alrededor de Auckland, Wellington y Christchurch. Estos huevos fueron diseñados por artistas y diseñadores neozelandeses y van a ser subastados al final de la exposición para apoyar la fundación Starship. Por supuesto, estos no estan sólo de muestra, todos ellos son parte de un concurso. Básicamente la idea es tratar de encontrarlos todos, 100 huevos por ciudad, y se puede ganar un Whittaker Slab (Que es un chocolate) hecho de oro de 18 quilates, creado por un grupo de joyeros de Nueva Zelanda.
Yo recuerdo algo así en Argentina, pero en lugar de huevos, estas eran vacas gigantes, creadas por artistas de todo el país y expuestas todos juntos en el centro de la ciudad, si no me equivoco, era en Recoleta. Si bien no creo que vaya a participar en el concurso, pense que era una buena idea sacar la cámara y empieza a cazar algunos huevos … sólo para pasar el dia.
Por favor, cuentenme si alguno encontro alguno de estos huevos (no importa la ciudad) y cuales son sus favoritos. Hasta la próxima. Jules . –

Para obtener más información sobre el concurso y sobre la fundación Starship vayan a: http://thebigegghunt.co.nz/ y https://www.starship.org.nz/

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Sunday Brunch

Finally!

After weeks and weeks of convincing I finally talked Le Boyfriend into taking me for brunch. I don’t really know why I’m so obsessed with it, I hate breakfast, and any other day I try to avoid eating as soon as I wake up, but every weekend I have a crave for brunch, going out, and have some serious food. I became a fanatic and I’ve been asking him for too long.

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He finally gave in and this Sunday we went to L’Assiette, located in the Britomart Area. I’ve been wanting to try this place for a long time, it is on every guide I’ve read ad on every “Must see” food places, including several Metro’s 50s Best Cafes in Auckland Awards. L’Assiette is a small french bistro that focuses on giving a French twist to kiwi classic meals, from Sweet patisserie to savory Galetes.

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The Art of Coffee making

The other day I was reading a blog post on flat whites (kiwi milky coffee) and I read something quite true: Kiwi coffee sucks, well to be honest the post didn’t exactly said that, but it is true that in most places they use instant coffee or worse…the burn it. The go from a plain tall black to flat whites, that are mostly milk. What happened to the range in the middle? The macchiatos, the “cortados”…even the Nono Cesar’s (Ristretto with some hot water on the side) Shout out to my grandma who teach me that.

The store ristretto

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Kiss me…I’m Irish

It’s that time again, where the streets dress up in green, the beer flows and the music is loud, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day!

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I’ve celebrated two Saint paddy’s since I’ve got here, the first one was a bit frightening to be honest, with overly drunk people and two car crashes across our old apartment, this one, I might say…a lot more cheerful.

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Back in Five….

I’ve decided to finally upgrade my blog and create the new theme I’ve talked about in older post. But since I realized that I suck at web design and programing I’ve decided that its better to use a pre-designed theme and customize it until it look as close as the actual design was.

So if you are just joining in or you decided that today was the day you wanted to take at look at whats going on, I apologize for the mess. I will take the next few day to give this blog a new haircut and hopefully I won’t break anything in the process.In the meantime….here is a cat…

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He decidido finalmente re diseñar y mejor my blog creando una nueva plantilla de fondo (como comente en algun posteo anterior) Pero…siendo que me di cuenta que realmente no se programar y no voy a lograr lo que quiero, decidi que es mejor elegir una plantilla existente y modificar el código para que se parezca al diseño que tenía pensado.

Así que, si recién te cruzar con esta pagina o justo hoy fue el dia que decidiste pasar a ver “en que andaba”… perdon por el desorden. Me voy a tomar los próximos días para darle un nuevo corte de pelo al blog, y con suerte, no romper nada en el camino.
Mientras tanto…. aca les dejo un gato….

[Fashion in the City] 125 metres of fashion

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Last Sunday Auckland said goodbye to it’s 10 days of fashion in the city, and to celebrate it, on Saturday the 8th Queen Street closed two blocks to traffic and turned them into a 125 metres catwalk making it the longest catwalk ever made in the country.

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[FitC] Meeting Karen Walker & getting philosophical

Fashion in the CIty: VIva sessions + karen walker

On Thursday I got the fantastic opportunity to meet Karen Walker at the New Zealand Herald’s Viva Session. If you don’t know who Karen Walker is google new york fashion week and then come back. She is an amazing fashion designer whose clothes range from nz stores to Rihanna’s and Scarlet Johanson’s closet.

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[Fashion in the city] Hello! we are the NZFM

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Hello again, this one will be a bit short since I’m writing this one in a hurry (sorry) but if the time helps me out I will be able to sneak in another post before the weekend. Ok… as you might imagine, the 10 days of fashion in the city continues and for this occasion the New Zealand Fashion Museum created a pop-up display in one of the unused silos at Silo Park.

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[Fashion in the City] Britomart Runway Show

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For 10 days, from the 28th of February to the 9th of March Auckland city will be celebrating “Fashion in the City” a series of Fashion related events, culminating on a giant catwalk on Queen Street. So this week will be all fashion related. To start off the event, last weekend, the Britomart people created a series of runway shows featuring leading designer like Juliette Hogan, Trelise Cooper, WORLD and Ted Baker.

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