Te Awanga road trip

1: Karen Walker sparkle college sweatshirt (similar), Isabel Marant shorts (similar), Karen Walker sunglasses
2: Lover bikini, Topshop sandals
3: Celine me Alone t-shirt, Isabel Marant shorts (similar), T by Alexander Wang cardigan

Luke and I started off our long weekend with a road trip up the coast to Te Awanga, to celebrate a friend’s birthday before she left on her overseas adventure. While short and sweet, I’m pretty sure I packed in enough delicious food, homemade punch, quick trips across to the beach and fun times had with friends to last the whole weekend. Having never been to the Hawke’s Bay before, I spent most of the time in the car questioning why I didn’t live there, surrounded by all kinds of fruits trees that you could imagine, and days of endless sunshine. While I might be back in reality now, the fact that it’s Easter brings out a childlike quality in me which is only sated by eating excessive quantities of easter eggs.


  1. Theresa March 31, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    Great pics and totally sounds like a nice time for sure! Lovin’ the shorts combo on you and I really like that Lover bikini! 🙂


  2. Kristin March 31, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    Looks like such a fun trip. What a perfect sweater, and… New sandals? Xoxo

  3. findmeamuse March 31, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    What a lovely trip. With Easter… me too! Way too much chocolate and hot cross buns. I’m addicted to those. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and had a great Easter.

    xx Mandi

  4. Catherine March 31, 2013 / 9:27 pm

    Ahhh, that Karen Walker sweatshirt is amazing! It had me at gold zip! Your road trip sounds simple, but lovely 🙂

    The Cat & The Dugong

  5. Karyn Hitchman March 31, 2013 / 10:37 pm

    Lovely casual outfits and bikini, gorgeous scenery and cute kitty – lucky you!
    I’m researching and collecting my wardrobe for our Rarotonga holiday in May at the moment so this helps, thanks! Cute shorts too!

  6. Design Chic March 31, 2013 / 11:39 pm

    Love the pink shorts and sweatshirt – perfect for a Spring day at the beach. Looks like such a fun trip – glad you had fun!!

  7. Paula April 1, 2013 / 1:27 am

    Easter eggs are the BEST type of chocolate! I’ve never been to Hawkesbay but it’s definitely on the list. They do good wine there?

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  8. Ania April 1, 2013 / 7:37 am

    Wow! Amazing photos!! Happy Easter 🙂

  9. Rotschopf April 1, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    mhh, wonderful impressions :>!!
    sure!! you have to watch donnie darko definitely! very special and not everyones taste, but it’s worth it!! tell me what you think, after you’ve watched it:)

  10. Anna April 1, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    I’m so in love with your sweater. It looks super cozy and adorable with those pink shorts.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog to check out my latest outfit post, I’d love to know what you think!

  11. Steph April 2, 2013 / 12:08 am

    looks like a lovely trip! that zipper detail on that sweater is amazing! you’ve inspired me to maybe try a DIY hmmm 🙂

  12. Emma April 2, 2013 / 4:34 am

    Wow such good photos, lookes like a great trip! I love the bikini! XO

  13. Stephanie / FAIIINT April 2, 2013 / 6:16 am

    Oh, how beautiful is the landscape in these? They’re making me want to go travel, it’s so picturesque! Very jealous it’s still warm enough for shorts there, if it doesn’t warm up soon here I think I’m gonna have to book an early holiday to get some sun! Hope you had a lovely Easter! 🙂

  14. Pretty Affairs April 6, 2013 / 9:53 am

    such wonderful photos! I am following you now , beautiful & inspirational blog.. x

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