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Why We LOVE Shopping Locally and You Should Too

Why We Shop Locally And You Should Too

We love shopping in local fairs, boutique stores and the classic food truck parked down the street. Sure, we may be biased but we wanted to explain exactly why we're so passionate about supporting local businesses and why you should be too!


Feeling more connected to the products and companies when you know the story behind them.

It feels good to know you know where that product has come from, who made it and why they love doing what they do. In a world where Social Media consumes us, it’s not hard to find companies we feel connected to through an online looking glass.

Meeting creative people and knowing you support them is pretty darn good!

These are real people with real families. The money you spend on their products or services money goes towards paying for some new school shoes, a family holiday or even...

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8 Inspiring NZ Home Decor Blogs To Read in 2017

8 Inspiring Home Decor Blogs for 2017

We love checking out other local business blogs for inspiration, especially home decor and seeing what we can do with our own homes. However, we shouldn’t keep them all to ourselves so here is a list of our favourites to share with you.

**All images taken from blog's website **

New Zealand Design Blog

FANCY are 100% dedicated to NZ design, but they do feature brands and home decor from around the globe. They’re inspiring posts are made up of awesome high quality images that really showcase each post. We're loving their most recent Ceramic’s creator Paige Jarman, love those blue and white bowls.

 FANCY NZ design blog


Tina Stephen, head designer at ROOMIE, is all about creative spaces and giving others a helping hand...

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Celebrate NZ Made this Valentine's Day

NZ Made this Valentine's Day

Love is in the air, I need to find a gift but I don’t know where.


Really? Well you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got your NZ Gift Guide for Valentine’s Day sorted. We’ve picked some of our favourites to help you lucky guys and gals find the perfect present this year, plus there’s something special for you at the end.



Proud to be 100% natural ingredients and show you the secrets inside, they really are thinking of the customer first. We love their “Good for Everything” sprays which are an all-natural household cleaner. Great for anyone who suffers from nasty allergies or isn’t a fan of taking in any nasty chemicals you often find in commercial products.


We Recommend: Their “Good for Everything” Gift boxes. At $44.95 they’re excellent value!



Well, you didn’t think...

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Why Use Citronella Candles?

Why Use Citronella Candles?

All kiwi’s love a hot summer BBQ out on the deck enjoying a sausage or two, the only bad thing about this experience are the flies and mosquitoes keeping us company on these hot days.


Many of us keep a backup on citronella scented goodies, ready to pull out on these summer days. And I’m sure you’re all wondering…… Why citronella? We’ll I’m about to tell you.

 Why use Citronella Candles

Citronella comes from a type of grass called Cymbopogon, some of you may recognised this as lemongrass. These days many people use citronella scented products to keep flies and mosquitos away. 


Citronella masks scents that mosquitoes are naturally attracted to, which means they find it difficult to locate those amazing smelling steaks on a BBQ or a delicious cocktail. In turn, we also know how much they love to nibble on our...

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The Candle Creators

The Candle Creators

So where did it all start?

Laura and I have known each other for roughly 9 years (WOW!), back in 2007 on the same course together at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. During our first year in Halls of Residence we became quick friends. Especially as we seemed to be the only ones on our course willing to make that 30 minute walk to lectures; anything to save some $$ during our student days.

After our time in halls came to an end, we lived with each other every year during our time in Leeds. Obviously the midweek nights out were regular, as every good student does.  Although so were our late nights at the library, working hard I swear! Sometimes we’d just be in the mood for some spontaneous trips together; either shopping or just relieving the stress by driving to the next city. Even after a 10pm finish in the Uni library. Maybe that’s where our love for travel started.

From there, we stayed...

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