8th, May, 2011

The City of Sails

I’m back home after a whirlwind four days in the big smoke, Auckland. We went up to express our inner teeny boppers by attending the Katy Perry concert! It was a truly wonderful trip. We stayed at the Hilton (!!) which is on the waterfront. The Auckland Hilton is truly spectacular – it was built to look like a giant ship! For a nautical enthusiast like me, it was simply heaven! We had an amazing view over the ocean, and boats were constantly going past. Barnaby and I were constantly calling one another to the balcony to look at all of the different sea vessels! And to top it all off it turns out Katy was staying in the room above us! We tried to be discrete stalkers, and came up with countless reasons to visit the lobby or go on the lifts, but to no avail; no Katy was found! Boo!

We took so many photographs on our mini holiday. So many in fact, that this post will have to be split into two I think! Here are some pretty things that were noticed in New Zealand’s biggest city:

37 Comments on “Hello, Auckland”

  1. that dresssss isssss gorgeous! love the style & how bold the colour is. & same to your a.wang plait, you’re working it.
    & all your photos, & blog is beautiful. definitely about to click follow – i hope you have bloglovin!.x

    http://thatsweetaurora.blogspot.com

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  2. New Zealand (specifically Auckland) is just one other of the many places I want to visit! The photos are so nice:) Glad to hear you had fun, I love staying in swanky hotels hehe

    xx Carina

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  3. Lady, you look so radiant! I think I’m in love with your dress. I hope I have the chance to visit New Zealand one day, your photos have totally sold me on how fantastic it must be. Can’t wait to see more :)

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  4. I love your picture, the dress is so pretty and you look gorgeous!
    But all the pictures are nice, looks like you had fun.

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  5. This looks like so much fun! I love the first pic of you–you look like a model!

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  6. You look absolutely stunning in that photo! I’m crazy about your messy side braid, and the dress is wonderfully mod. And keep the New Zealand photos coming! These are incredible, especially the last picture of the swimming pool. <3

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  7. The dress you’re wearing in this post is so cute! I love the color and embroidery. Nice photos too…I especially like the seagulls shot!

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  8. monia

    Hello Jo!

    Thank you for your comment! I made a small tour on your blog, I like very much the atmosphere of this one. Very favorite for the mini suitcase!

    Moon

    Moon

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  9. Looks like you had loads of fun! I went to a Katy Perry concert in March, she’s amazing isn’t she! Thanks for commenting on my blog – I love yours, I’m following now xx

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  10. I love your super 1970s dress, and happy to hear there are more nautical enthusiasts out there! Sounds like a great trip, the swimming pool in your last pic is great, like a girl swimming in a box.

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  11. lovely dress, I like the embroidery especially. Beautiful pictures of NZ too. Looks like a really great trip. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog btw.

    love~mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  12. woooow! nice photos! the pool is amazing!!! 😉
    and thanks for visiting my blog!!

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  13. Oh my, how lovely this dress is! The color and embroidery are such fun. 70’s stuff can always put a smile on one’s face, no? :)

    It sounds and looks like you had a marvelous time. And yes, side plaits are the best. A perfect and effortless hairstyle that never disappoints!

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