Tonic Room

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For those that know me also know that I am a sucker for a little natural pampering, but those who know me even better will tell you that it is not often that I actually make time to do so. After 10 days in Auckland, on the end of back to back meetings, pick ups, shoots, amazing food, drink and friends I was not only ready for some down time but rather desperate for it to. Walking into Tonic room was an overwhelmingly welcome respite.

On opening the doors I was greeted with a sense of calm and the most delicious peppermint tea, after a catch up with the delightful owner Kat ( namely about how atrocious Auckland weather was that week for our hair, you know, the important things ) I was swept upstairs to the quietest corner that houses of their Holistic Facials. Soft light, sweet smells and the comfiest bed, they could do no wrong.

Tonic Rooms Holistic approach is, in my humble opinion  the way  it should be, not simply lathering you in smelly lotions and potions, but considering skin sensitivity, supplements, relaxation and more. At the end of my 60 minutes of repose ( most of which was spent trying to not fall asleep ) I felt pretty darn radiant and relaxed! Next trip to Auckland, I know exactly where I am headed. In the words of  Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle ,Treat Yo Self .

Until next time


YES PLEASE | Gino Dripper from Flight Coffee & Giveaway CLOSED

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I have never really been a morning person, In fact it is usually best to not speak or even make eye contact with me before my morning brew.  But in the last few years I am trying to take a slower approach to life . Starting with that liquid gold.

 The Gino Dripper is all about the journey. Coaxing you gently out of slumber, making you take a moment to pour, to wait, to breathe and finally to drink. Becoming more of a ritual than a need. And she is not just a pretty face with her hand blown, borosilicate double walled glass, her clean lines and refined ease. She is smart too. The angle of the interior cone and size of the 3 holes at the bottom are specifically made to ensure the optimal distance for water to travel through the coffee bed, producing a pure and full  flavoured  coffee worth writing home about. Paired with her bangin’ serving decanter, she is the perfect gift for that coffee connoisseur or a treat for yourself.  And just when you think she couldn’t get any better, she is tough enough to hit  the dishwater, what a gal.

The Gino dripper is available through the wonders that are Flight Coffee, for individual sale, or a handy gift pack

And because they are so nice, they are giving away a SIX MONTH COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION. The winner will recieve a 200gram bag of  ground or whole beans the first week of every month for 6 months.

Giveaway only open to New Zealand residents

All you have to do is head to Instagram, follow Flight Coffee and Blackbird and you’re in to win! Good Luck!

* This post is in partnership with Flight Coffee

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