Category Archives: Photography

Rose Garden

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Good morning! These photos were taken at Broadgreen rose garden which is in full bloom at the moment – in fact today is the annual rose day showcasing around 3000 plants with 560 varieties.

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Also today I am having my very first market stall at The Great Christmas Market – so SO exciting!! If you’re in Nelson this weekend – make sure you come an say hi! I would love to meet you.
Do you have anything exciting on this weekend?xobec



Exploring Auckland

Auckland City landscape. Image by Clouds of Colour Auckland sky tower. Image by Clouds of Colour

I had soooo much fun exploring Auckland city on my weekend away for The Blogcademy. I wish I had had more time to discover all the hidden cafes and boutiques!

If you’re visiting, here are a few of my favourite spots!
Shaky Isles – a funky little cafe with delicious (and beautifully presented) breakfasts and perfect coffee.
Best Ugly Bagels – gaahh bagels! Whats not to love. Especialy when drizzled with lemon oil!
♦ Milse Macarons – I tried the salted caramel, rhubarb/rose petal and espresso. Absolutely mouthwatering and in amazingly bright colours.

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♦ One Tree Hill & Mount Eden – both have beautiful views of the cityscape. You couldn’t really get any more kiwi than sheep in the city right?!
Auckland sky tower!

Auckland Street graffiti. Image by Clouds of Colour

I also loved visiting the suburb of Ponsonby – filled with glamourous and sheek boutiques, coffee shops and buzzing restaurants.
Already planning my next adventure there!xobec


Just a moment…

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Taking just a moment to appreciate these pretty purple shots from last weekend – I love the dark background against the purple, in the first 3 shots of this series.
Eeee I am far too excited to share my weekend away at Blogcademy and exploring Auckland! Remember you can follow my instagram for updates – @cloudsofcolour Have you been to Auckland and have any favourite spots? I’m dying to explore! So far I’ve been to The Fed which is a New York styled diner. I had a delicious pumpkin salad and bottomless coffee. The waitresses dresses were the cutest retro style in mint green! So many hidden treasures in this stunning city.
Leave me a comment if you have somewhere I must visit! Food places? Hidden boutiques? Art and craft stores? Architectural wonders?
Have a happy weekend friends!
xobec


Kaiteriteri Beach

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A few snaps from our visit to Kaiteriteri beach on the weekend. If you’re a visitor to the Nelson region – this is one spot that you have to visit. Golden sand, beautiful blue ocean and plenty of outdoor adventures. I melt every time I come here. It’s so so stunning.
Plus – I discovered the best burger place called Gone Burgers. One of those burgers you should probably eat alone but, because you’re loving every mouthful so much, you don’t care that it’s all over your face and dripping down both arms. Too much info? Just wait until you try it!
xobec