buildings in auckland

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I’m on holiday! So more blog posts and a lot more fun and city exploring.

I live in Auckland and I spend a lot of time walking around central Auckland where the heritage buildings are amazing. Above are my favourite buildings that I have snapped on these adventures, that are always better with friends.

I love the colours, materials and stories behind buildings. If you are a building lover like myself, here is my guide to the buildings in Auckland.

  • For a mix of old and new, Britomart. Full of heritage buildings mixed with modern architecture. Filled with fairy lights and plants too. It has an awesome vibe.
  • For shops in cute buildings, Jervois Road and three lamps. Father Rabbit, Simon James Concept Store, Tessuti and Douglas and Bec are a few of my favourite shops that live in gorgeous heritage buildings.
  • For something a little different and some hidden jems, Vulcan Lane, O’Connell Street and all the other Queen Street side streets. There is a mix of cute and not so cute around Queen street but I think the side street buildings are lovely.
  • For some suburban cuteness, look no further than the long black heritage building that muck floral, jetsetbohemian, black box boutique and uno design reside in. It’s my favourite building. I even painted it for art.

Other places that deserve a mention are; Ponsonby Road,  The Viaduct, Auckland Museum and Art Gallery,  Three Lamps, Takapuna, the Mt Eden Market, New Market, and Orakei Basin Food Market.

I hope you enjoyed! If you have any more locations you love please let me know so I can visit them!

xxx frankie.b



ive been shopping!

hello lovelies!

long time no see!

ahh, exams are over and i am totally ready for the summer holiday! yay! i feel that when it is exam time that’s all i talk and hear about! i am awfully sorry if you still have some to go! best of luck!

i spent some money and i thought i would show you what i got because i think it’s all pretty damn cute and lovely!


xxx frankie.b !


01. mecca cosmetica nail polish – oh me oh my it’s navy and shiny and the packaging is beautiful! totally recommend as its lasts for ages on without a base or top coat!

02. rifle paper co pencil – oh yes i brought another one! this one is from iko-iko and it’s my fav! i have a trio of them!

03. patch – i went to the indie market at ASB showgrounds and i got it from a super cute store and i absolutely love it as it looks like the com des garcons heart!

04. cooper bulldog clip – from iko-iko again and i do have a little obsession with bulldog clips if that’s even possible?

05. ORE soy melts – oh lordy loo these smell like heaven! i popped them in my Scentsy warmer and my whole room smelled of blackberry and vanilla in 5 minutes!