YES PLEASE | the new year


The start of the new year. In unison with my resolutions, here is what I am wishing for.

FOR THE LEAN HOME | For everything that you never know where to put, from Blackbird Pop Up.

FOR THE PEAK WALK | If a gal is going to work out she may as well look cute while doing it, Thanks Stella McCartney, from Adidas.

FOR THE LEAN CLOSET | I am in desperate need on a new handbag, I think the Mr Caiman is just the one, from Deadly Ponies.

FOR THE ORGANISATION | Lists and more lists are much more fun with a pretty pen, from Father Rabbit.

FOR THE SEWING ROOM | For all the bits & bobs and other sewing needs, from Everyday Needs.

FOR THE BOOK CLUB | To learn from, from Paper Plane.

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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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It is no secret I am a fan of Houston Design Co. As I shared on my Yes Please the other day, she is on my Christmas wish list.

From the moment I stumbled across her little corner of instagram I was hooked. A clever and extremely adept women creating dreamy ceramics? Needless to say, it was a rather instant a girl crush.

And now the long anticipated shop has arrived, stocking her impeccable wares  of platters, planters, plates and the cutest little creamer jug.

Holly has kindly gifted a  set of side plates for us to giveaway! So here is your chance to win. All you have to do is head over to Houston Design Co, have a gander and come back here to tell us in the comments which item you covet the most.  There are also more options to enter on our Facebook & Instagram.

Plus, she is also offering a discount exclusive to Blackbird Readers  : Enter the code | blackbird at checkout for a 15% discount! What a gal.

Valid until the end of December.

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YES PLEASE | all i want for christmas

YESPLEASE | christmas

We are well and truly on the final countdown, christmas is knocking at the door and I am answering. All the gifts we are giving this year are handmade, we are trying a more thoughtful christmas. But a girl can make a list of nice things to leave out for her husband to see still cant she?

Well this is mine

For the unruly maneSANS ( CEUTICALS ) BALANCING HAIR WASH from Tonic Room

For the summer siesta | CEREMONY SILK CUSHION from Let Liv

For snipping & sewing | THREAD SNIPPER BY DARUMA from Astute Assembly

For slipping & sliding | COMMONERS UNISEX SLIDE from Guilty As Sin

For hanging & gazing | MARTA BUDA WALL HANGING from Marta Buda

For more summer siestas | BEDOUIN SOCIETE LINEN from Indie Collective

For clippings & cuttings | SERAX COLOURED TERRACOTTA POTS from Father Rabbit

For no reason required | BONNIE UNDERWIRE BRA from Lonely Hearts

For the salads & sliders | SIDE PLATES from Holly Houston

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