Welcome to a new series called Home Comforts!
It will be a chance for you to rubber neck at some well-formed homes, and who doesn’t want to do that?
To head us off we have a dear friend of mine. Heather Hale.  Heather and I spent our adolescent summers climbing rocks and chasing boys.  We headed separate ways for a while reconnecting older and wiser, and as kindred as ever.  Some people you are just made to be friends with.  Sitting in a sunny little street in Auckland you will find the Hale home.  Husband Michael at work on his bike, their daughter Heidi Pearl by Heather’s side who is undoubtedly rearranging something,  hanging new wallpaper or banging a hole in a wall.  That was always something we had in common.  The bug for incessant change.

Heather is a style master.  A guru in all that is lux and lavish.  She has an eye for mixing old and new and brings femininity into her home in such a constant and sophisticated way.  It is warm, and it is inviting, and you are never without a glass of rose in-hand.
It is my kind of place.

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Although her home may be the one on show today, Heather’s personal style is up for grabs. She is a bangin’ and sought after personal fashion stylist. You can contact her here

Studio 46 // Terrarium Workshop

This week I had the pleasure of being part of Studio 46’s Terrarium workshop. And it certainly was a pleasure. Annie O, the resident botanical stylist is a bloody riot and wonderfully talented. Making delightful little worlds with a bunny called Barry and a beautiful toy plane crash.  Everything laid out for you in their cozy nook on the North Shore. And off you go, making your own terrarium with a brownie in hand from the sweetness that is Rachael from Made From Scratch, a glass of something delish from Black Cottage and a goodie bag with the latest and greatest from Homestyle and something to look after those green fingers from MOR. Brilliant. Studio 46’s workshops are a must go for all, and they book up fast, Have a looksie here and get amongst it. Seriously. I will be there with bells on. And wine glass ready.

Until next time.

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