FAQ

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What camera and lens do you use?
I shoot on a Canon mark ii and mostly with a 50mm 1.8, sometimes with a 70-200 2.4 if I am feeling fancy.

What editing software do you use?
I edit a little in Lightroom, and then a touch in Photoshop.

You seem to have a million jobs, what do you actually do?
I am a freelance interior stylist, sometimes photographer and co-shop owner of Blackbird Goods.  You can see some of my work on the blog.  I am a contributor for Homestyle Magazine with both styling and photography.

Can I send you product, giveaways or gifts?
Yes, Although I do accept gifts and giveaways and the likes, if you send something to me it does not guarantee exposure on my blog.  If a post is sponsored in some regard it will be noted as such.  Otherwise I will share anything that I love, that aligns with my personal style, aesthetic or “moral code” so to speak. You can send them to Gemma Adams, co/ Blackbird Goods, 25 Dalton Street, Napier

Would you be interested in a collaboration?
Yes! If you are interested in a possible collaboration I would love to hear from you; drop me a line over here.

 I am headed to the Hawkes Bay, Where should I eat, visit and shop? 

The Hawkes Bay has an abundance of goodness!

EAT & DRINK |

EAT I cannot recommend the corn fritters at Mister D’s enough. They are just that good.If you are up for a quick caffeine hit, head over to Georgia on Tennyson, they have you covered. For a healthy kick start you can go now further than the amazing Hapi, raw, vegan, local, modern and traditional food. Alternatively the pulled pork breakfast at F.G.Smiths it out of the world good. And of course you must hit up a winery or two. Rod McDonald does the most delicious Rosé and Pinot Gris, but lets face it, its all damn good. Bring along a rug and sit out under the trees by the vines with one of their Hawkes Bay famous platters. Our other top favourites are Blackbarn for relaxed fine dining, Elephant Hill for a seaside tipple, and you cant go past Craggy Range for that view of the grand old Peak.

VISIT | Walk a trail at Te Mata Peak, Haumona Beach, Art Gallery in Hastings
Hastings Farmers Market ( Sundays )

SHOP | High end New Zealand fashion, you’ll find at Aroha & Friends, for fresh yong designer wares from home and abroad, pop on in to Guilty as Sin, Coco & Co is your one stop shop local handmade, and SoVintage in Te Awanga is a plethora of French & European goods. And of course, make sure you pop in and see us at Blackbird Goods on Dalton Street in Napier!

And there is loads more! Come visit and tell me if you find some other goodies!

What kind of Dog is Frankie?

Our wee Franks is a Cavoodle! Part Caviller King Charles Spaniel  and part Poodle! She has such a great temperament and a special part of the family! 

I have another question, Can I email you?
Of course, I love hearing from my readers!  Although due to the high volume of emails and product review requests that we receive, we may not be able to respond to each and every submission.