A whirlwind trip to Queenstown

Lover solar denim dress (similar), Pointer x KW loafers, Karen Walker sunglasses & botanicals ring, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

I was never one of those children who spent their holidays travelling around New Zealand. For the most part, I’d spend my days at my grandparents place playing out in the sun, and when I got a bit older, I’d often end up in Canberra visiting my dad. Suffice to say, I was looking forward to finally getting to visit Queenstown (for a wedding – which is exciting in itself), a part of the country I had heard so many good things about.

Never have I been somewhere in New Zealand that is just so picturesque. Lakes upon lakes upon rugged mountains, with lush green trees crowding the landscape, it almost feels like a part of the world which has gone untouched. It wasn’t long into my trip before I suddenly found myself wishing that I had more time to experience and enjoy the city, and all it has to offer – as riding the gondola up to the lookout as well as a bit of “racing” around on the luge only seemed to be the tip of the iceberg of things to do there. Queenstown, I hope to see you again soon.


  1. alice January 29, 2013 / 10:14 am

    wow, it’s a dream of mine to see new zealand some day. looks stunning.

  2. rachel January 29, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    what beautiful photos! queenstown looks amazing. I’ve been to NZ before but I have to go back! you look gorgeous, I just love that dress x

  3. elle [wonderfelle world] January 29, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    Oh how gorgeous! I’m adding Queenstown to the list of places I want to visit now. Those cherries looks delicious and I love you PS11 bag!

  4. steph January 29, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    i’ve forgotten how gorgeous queenstown looks in the summer. that lover dress is perfect against the backdrop! and goodness cherries are expensive at the moment 😉

  5. Karyn Hitchman January 29, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    Welcome to Queenstown Mademoiselle! You do look gorgeous in that dress with our beautiful blue Lake Wakatipu in the background. You have been lucky to be here on one of our hottest days of the season yet. I love living here but miss the shopping available in the cities. I visited Wellington for the first time last Nov (to see Mumford & Sons) and loved it so I will be visiting again – credit card in hand, haha. 😀

    • jamie-lee February 1, 2013 / 9:06 am

      Thanks Karyn! I had such a wonderful time and am hoping to be back again in a month or so, all going well. Ah jealous of Mumford & Sons, that would have been amazing!

  6. victoria January 29, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    Wow wow wow is all I can say. This is definitely a place I need to put on my “to see” list. I can almost taste the fresh air and feel the warm sunshine through these pictures. 🙂

  7. victoria January 29, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    P.S. I just saw the comment above mine…are the cherries really as expensive as I think they are? $30???? That is for real? I am speechless….

    • Karyn Hitchman January 30, 2013 / 7:50 pm

      Oh yes, they ARE that expensive, even though they are grown just down the road in Cromwell. Something like NZ$18/kg. Cherries are a favourite at Christmas time in New Zealand and they are still in season but the season is short. The growers set up stalls in the town to sell the cherries that aren’t exported. Worth the $$$ for a little treat!

  8. Kristin January 29, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    Love your Lover dress. And the scenery is amazing. Have you seen the ‘New Zealand sceptics’ series? Well, that’s a bit like me, hehe. But when I see photos like this, I think I’d like to take an NZ holiday sometime 🙂

    • jamie-lee February 1, 2013 / 9:07 am

      You really should visit sometime – I always dismiss NZ, perhaps because I live here, but it is a beautiful place when you get into the countryside. If you ever make it to Wellington I would be happy to show you round/take you to the good spots! 😉

  9. Maria January 30, 2013 / 1:57 am

    This looks beautiful and I love your dress!

    Maria xxx

  10. Closet Fashionista January 30, 2013 / 8:00 am

    Yep, the 5 days later was Chanel, haha…
    and yay! I’m glad someone else has my weird chest-showing problems…everyone is always like “nothing is showing!”

  11. indi January 30, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    I love these photos. I agree with your post, I loved Queenstown and hope to get back there again. Definitely the nicest place I’ve been in NZ.

  12. findmeamuse January 31, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    Such lovely pictures. Makes me want to travel back there again and look at that fruit! Yum…

    xx Mandi

  13. Mancina February 2, 2013 / 11:39 am

    great pics, you are lookin great! =)

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