26 February 2019

I’m off on an adventure. Hubby and I have a significant wedding anniversary pending and decided that, to celebrate, we’d go do something we’ve talked about over the last few years.

Adventures with friends

And so, there’s a specific reason for the inclusion of the Torpedo7 bike and clothing in this column – we’re off to bike the Alps 2 Ocean trail which travels from Mt Cook (or Twizel as an alternative starting point) to Oamaru. We’ve gathered up some friends to join us and are anticipating six days of great fun and spectacular scenery. It’s so important, I think, to have excursions to look forward to and this ride will make March especially memorable.

March is also a great month for me, and always has been, as it’s my birthday month. And hence the other items featured here today – they’re all things I especially like. I’m most certainly not saying I expect any of those bigger priced items (especially as hubby bought me a bike for Christmas) but, you know, if you could have anything you wanted… the three-seater sofa in duck egg blue (I so love that colour) from Furniture Now and the black leather recliner with foot stool from La-Z-Boy would be first cabs off the rank on the furniture front.

The egg chair from NOOD looks dreamy, and I imagine the Spotlight bed linen with the super high thread count would ensure wonderful dreams (I’m appreciating, these days, that beautiful linen is a great gift – even just gorgeous pillowcases.) The Butler tray tables would look great as bed-side tables in the spare bedroom, I think, and so I have included them too. (Oh no, that’s right, I don’t have a spare bedroom yet, as so many of my children remain home dwellers!) The wine bags from EziBuy made me smile – especially the pink one with the “stop and smell the rosé” message. In fact, I’m going to go buy one of those as it would be a great girlfriend gift with a bottle of rosé inside. As for the washing basket, it reminded me off my mum’s old wicker one – it can be found at The Importer.

And, if my children are reading this… the dress from Ezibuy is a beaut, and you can never go wrong buying me a diffuser. As for the reading glasses, I think I’ll be buying those for myself for my birthday. Here’s hoping your March will be as good as mine.


Selection of gifts for different occasions


Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.

1. Oprah reading glasses, $9.99, from The Design Store | 2. Mika, 3-seater sofa, $699.00, from Furniture Now | 3. Asta Nordic Recliner, fabric from RRP $2,199, from La-Z-Boy | 4. Roost egg chair, $1,199, from NOOD | 5. Dante butler tray table 40x40cm, from $39.95 to $59.95, from Freedom | 6. Urban floral tie-waist dress, $69.99. from Ezibuy | 7. Wine bottle bag, $19.99, from Ezibuy | 8. Limited edition reed diffuser, ECOYA, $59.95, from The Design Store | 9. Luxury Living 1000 thread count sheet set, $90 to $199.99, from Spotlight | 10. Oval laundry basket, black, $115.00, from The Importer | 11. Trek 2019 women’s Roscoe 8 WSD MTB, $1,699.99, from Torpedo7 | 12. Castelli women’s Anima cycle jersey, $50, from Torpedo7.