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On this particular wet Wednesday night, Federal Delicatessen certainly wasn’t on our radar. But after a full day of visiting Nostalgem stockists and checking out vintage shops in Auckland’s city centre, this 1950s NYC Jewish diner was certainly what we needed. Waitresses garbed in 1950s diner attire ushered us to…

A couple of weeks ago, my mum and I visited one of Nostalgem’s stockists at Botany Downs Town Centre. While walking through the covered outdoor area, you can’t help but notice an elegant boutique gift shop that is RAPT. We were very lucky to meet and interview Anj, RAPT’s owner.…

A few days ago, my mum and I visited a stunning place situated in the heart of our old neighbourhood of Parnell, just a short walk from the Auckland Museum is one incredibly awesome garden. If you’re a tourist or local admiring artifacts of New Zealand history at the museum,…

The sea is an eternal source of joy and it makes us feel connected to one another. One of the virtual ‘love-of-the-ocean’ connections my Mum has made online is with a young Rhode Island-based female angler. Meet Coral Rose Aiello (yes don’t you think her name is so fitting for…

As you can tell with my Mum’s jewellery designs, she’s drawn to the old, imperfect and forlorn beauty. The other week we went on a trip to Auckland. And we were so excited to stumble upon this curiosity shop in the heart of Ponsonby Road. Ponsonby Road is known for…