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When fellow Kiwi Emma Churchill got in touch with me to blog about her new ethical swimwear brand Emroce it was an instantaneous yes from me!
Eco-chic swimwear, yes please! Continue Reading



To date I have had the pleasure of living in 8 countries so far! One being in the city of Tel Aviv in Israel. A country where I gave birth to our first born child Alegra. It created so many fond memories before and after her arrival, with its long stretches of beaches we enjoyed year round, delicious food, talented jewellers, artisans and fashion designers and above all the wonderful people that welcomed us into their homes and hearts as family; when we were so far away from our own. These are things I will never forget, so you can imagine when I came across the meticulously hand made perfection of RiniKini Swimwear and discovering it’s designer Rinat who had grown up on those beautiful shores; I felt a knowing connection of where her inspiration had come from. The swimwear is a beautiful representation of the inspirations that you get when surrounded by such a sunny place and creative people. thumbnail_068 (1)One of my favorite moments on this earth was floating pregnant in the magical waters of The Dead Sea, well RiniKini brings that one-off magic to swimwear. So if you haven’t already been introduced, allow me. Continue Reading


Djunah Swimwear

You know that saying ” I’m sorry for what I said when it was Winter ” Well that’s me to a T. I hate to say I hate anything, but Winter I pretty much hate you! It’s times like these you wish you could be whisked away to a sun soaked paradise, or the next best thing… a sun soaked parcel from the divine Djunah swimwear to inject thoughts of a tropical paradise and sun soaked beach days with their newly released line, Golden Daze.
I received 3 beautiful hand worked suits to play with; Just the kind of pick-me-up inspiration this swimwear connoisseur needed to get through the Winter months!
They’re fun, fresh, and feminine, as Djunah Swim’s influence comes from an exotic mix of Persia, the Caribbean and Indonesia. All exuding tropical heat and goodness to bring us rich gold, silver, braided and macramé detailed pieces.
So sit back, grab a cocktail and get ready to fall in love with Djunah… Continue Reading


Copper Toned

Bronze, Rust, Burnt Orange and Rose Gold tones are the new colour- rich palette featuring in Resort 17. Reminiscent of Autumn leaves for us here in the northern hemisphere and blazing sunsets for our friends down under in the Pacific, celebrating Summer. It seems a fitting time to feature these tones in an array of shades making it easy to love and find your shade to compliment your skin tone, just like a good bronzer!

Come explore with me a few of my favorites that’ll  warm you into this Earthy trend… Continue Reading

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Liliana Montoya Swim

I already knew Liliana Montoya Swimwear created show-stopping quality handmade swimwear but what had me extra impressed was the class and care they demonstrate with their online shopping etiquette.

IMG_2630Their retail interaction transforms each transaction from your standard online purchase to a truly personalised Liliana Montoya shopping experience.
Designer and owner Liliana personally hand writes a thank you note for your purchase, whilst each swimsuit is lovingly packaged into its own reusable pouch; great for holding a few beach or pool side essentials. It’s not often I want to take a flat lay of the packaging before I take out the suit and it’s these little extras that I love and appreciate about this brand! Continue Reading

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