Sunday 12 August 2012

Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

 

What have I been doing instead of blogging ~ as you know I hiked the Queen Charlotte track.

We walked, and walked and get cipro without prescriptions walked through rain and sunshine days.

The beauty of the Marlborough Sounds.

History :: The first known European to visit the discount viagra Marlborough Sounds was the famous English explorer, Captain James Cook, on the HMS Endeavour.”Queen Charlotte” was the name he gave the Sound. The Maori name is “Totaranui”, reflecting the totara trees growing there.

Cook sailed into Ship Cove, today the start of the Queen Charlotte Track, on January 17, 1770 and made this small cove his South Pacific base for the next seven years. It was here the online prescription cialis with discounts first social interaction between South Island Maori and the European took place. (painting by  John Webber 1777, Royal Maritime Museum) When the first European pioneers arrived they travelled by boat and formed trails along the foreshore. Other parts of the track, created by private landowners and  initially know as the Kenepuru Walkway, passes over  farmland and ridge tops, adding to the diversity of the  walkway.

The Queen Charlotte Track, from Ship Cove to Anakiwa,  was officially named and opened in 1991. Today the 71km track is a public/private partnership, made up of private land, Department of Conservation land and  Marlborough District Council “paper roads”.

A highlight of the trip was catching the boat to Bay of Many Coves Resort for dinner. We enjoyed the exceptional hospitality of thei 5 star luxury resort from the moment we stepped onto the jetty at 4pm.

The signature hot chocolate warmed our souls while we read glossy magazines and chatted nonchalantly.

As the sunset the Taittinger champagne was popped and buy viagra in uk our gourmet experience began.

Executive Chef, Hannes Bareiter. Hannes has a natural flare for creative gastronomy that delighted our senses. All the dishes were superb, and feeling very sated we returned to the boat to head home. Next time we must stay the night!

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Monday 9 July 2012

natural friendship

 

The joy time spent with girlfriends and being with nature is beautifully captured in these pics.

Romantic Hiking, Vogue Korea

ModelsLee Ji Yeon & Song Jae Rum

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Saturday 7 July 2012

hiking escape

 

Where have I been? Hiking the stunning Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand!

Nine girlfriends armed with boots, thermals and gortex jackets  {yes it did rain!}

shared the challenge of walking 71 kms along the Queen Charlotte Track.

And I love all those Union Jacks!

Mario Testino photographed Sasha Pivovarova: Morning Beauty, Vogue UK 2007

I posted the full shoot here.

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Saturday 16 June 2012

Charming Hotel in Greece

 

This breathtaking place is located on one of the most beautiful Greek islands - Mykonos.

San Giorgio is a very charming hotel because its owners truly believe that “people are not seeking for luxury in a traditional definition any more” and offers to their visitors the fine taste of the 60s bohemian.

This breathtaking place is located on one of the most beautiful Greek islands - MykonosSan Giorgio is a very charming hotel because its owners truly believe that “people are not seeking for luxury in a traditional definition any more” and offers to their visitors the fine taste of the 60s bohemian. On purpose here was created a very special atmosphere that will make you feel like you are at the summer home of your close friends.
And with the Greek $ crisis this maybe more than day dreaming!
{Images: San Giorgio via 79 Ideas via mind sparkle }

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

have a magical day

 

Some mid-week inspiration.

{Image: Absolutely Beautiful Things via pinterest}

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Monday 11 June 2012

loooong weekend

 

Great for a caravan getaway!

{I’m actually staying put and buy generic cialis cheap the weather is great for staying in bed under the doona to read ~ but don’t tell anyone!}

{Images via 79 Ideas}

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Monday 11 June 2012

chandeliers & other lovely things

 

Alice King style :: Alice King is a talented London based interior stylist with a background in textile.

Alice specialises in styling for interiors, lifestyle and still life projects. Her wonderful portfolio and other projects you can find here.

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Monday 11 June 2012

OK, enough queen stuff!

 

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Monday 11 June 2012

Banksy Diamond Jubilee graffiti

 

Street artist Banksy is believed to have stencilled two pictures as a contribution to the  Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

This painting of Her Majesty sporting David Bowie’s signature Ziggy Stardust face paint appeared in the artist’s hometown of Bristol yesterday morning. The image of the Queen with her eyes shut mirrors that of Bowie’s original Aladdin Sane album cover, with the main difference being the substitution of the original orange and blue face paint for a more patriotic red and blue.

Banksy Sewing Boy :: The picture shows a young boy of Asian origin hunched over a sewing machine and generic cialis cheapest uses Union Jack bunting as an apparent nod to uniquely British celebrations.  Created in Banksy’s conspicuous black-and-white style, the picture shows the little boy kneeling on the pavement and frowning in concentration while he works. Wearing a t-shirt, shorts and sports visor on backwards, he appears to use an old-fashioned, Singer-type sewing machine to stitch the red, white and blue bunting, which extends far behind him to be strung up on a wall.

{Images and source: Telegraph UK}

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Sunday 10 June 2012

Singing in the reign!

 

and their were parties everywhere… union flags and bunting out in force, dancing in the streets, high teas, pomp, ceremony, royal command concerts and best generic cialis parade paying tribute to the monarch.

I love the British sense of humour!

It’s 60 years on the British throne.

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