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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One year on // GIVEAWAY CLOSED



( To see the full article you can request back orders here )

 A year ago Homestyle featured our little house in Hillsborough. At the time we were renting a little open plan garage, I was dreaming of being a stylist and just beginning the blog. A year on, I am a regular contributor with Homestyle, we are renovating our first home and I am working as a stylist. Pretty happy about that!

So to celebrate the year and my new renovation segment in the magazine I have a giveaway for you!

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GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, check out our Facebook for the winner

This bangin’ Jamie Kay cushion was featured in our master bedroom peek in the latest Homestyle!

Feather and down inner, tweedy lambswool, what more could you want! Annnnd, she has opened it WORLDWIDE. What a champ!

So here is what you have to do!

1 : Visit the Jamie Kay website

2: Have a gander and pick you favourite item

3: Tell me about it! Comment on this post!

You can score extra entries by commenting on Instagram and Facebook too!

Giveaway ends Wednesday the 2nd October !

Good Luck!


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GIVEAWAY // CLOSED : Homestyle Magazine



Homestyle Magazine is pretty much the greatest interior and home magazine in the whole of New Zealand….and I may be a little biased, as I work for them. But seriously, I couldn’t work with a better bunch. The mag is jam packed with amazing houses, delish recipes, DIY’s by yours truly, botanical goodness, and so much more to boot. This issue was one of my favourites.



1 // Head over to HOMESTYLE website , have a gander, while you are at it give some love on Facebook and Instagram.

2 // Leave us a comment telling us which ‘Get Creative‘ was your favourite, or one you’d like to see!

3 // For EXTRA entry, write a comment on either our Facebook or Instagram


Good Luck!

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