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

 

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my new mood board & update

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hello again! long time no chit-chat aye!

I’m gonna start with a little update on the things I’ve been loving as of late! I have been so busy with school like everyone else in my age group so I can’t wait for them holidays!

R E A D I N G

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden. I’m on the sixth one which says that I am thoroughly enjoying this series. If you live in Ozzie or Kiwi land you will have a pretty good idea of the books I’m talking about!

L I S T E N I N G

I am loving the Rookie Podcast right now, it’s so good and so damn inspiring. Song wise I’m digging; the guardians of the galaxy soundtracks, Heard ‘Em say by Mr. Kanye West, Finesse (Hey Baby) by Flamingosis, Cool by Zac Villere, The Cool Kids by BVGER and Nana by Polo & pan. My Spotify is frankie..b so Y’all can see what I’m listening to!

 W A T C H I N G

Buzzfeed Unsolved… I’ve watched every single episode of all three series and of course the post-mortems.  I am very interested in crime and supernatural stories and if you are too give it a watch, it’s on YouTube!

 

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This monstrosity of an Inspiration wall was what I spent a good 75% of my weekend making. I went through about 20 BuzzFeed Unsolved episodes while cutting all these out. This is above my desk and is jammed packed with my favorite images from Tumblr and Pinterest.

I am really into plants, shadows, pinks, yellows, and organic looking things. I like to incorporate quotes, images, and illustrations. If I could insert Publisher files I totally would so you could pick the ones that you love and stick them all over your walls. I’ll work on it!

 

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thanks so much for reading

xx frankie.b

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loving lately!

hello my lovelies!

nice to see you! happy saturday, i absolutely LOVE the weekends! i have almost reached 300 followers on Instagram,  when i do i will host a little giveaway with some red-seal tea! stay tuned for that!

here a few things i have been loving!

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flowers! especially this little bunch of wild flowers and herbs from my little garden!

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my new copper wire storage box which was only $8 from the warehouse! bargain!

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breakfast! i have been loving yummy muesli with yogurt and of course strawberries are back in season and i cannot get enough of them!

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my new self arrangement! loving my new pale pink plate from the brand spanking new adairs at sylvia park!

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collaging! i have been chopping things out of magazines  putting together little pages in my notebook! it is actually very therapeutic and it gets all the creative juices flowing!

what have you been loving?

xx frankie.b

 

strawberry smoothie!

hello lovelies!

welcome to my segment on smoothies! i am trying to create a different smoothie recipe each morning for brekkie! i thought i would share them with you! welcome to smoothie number one!

F xxx

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what you will need to make a single serve smoothie:

01. 5 mint leaves

02. a cup of frozen strawberries

03. three tablespoons of yogurt – i used mango

04. a blender – i have a nutribullet

what you need to do:

01. put all the ingredients in your blender turn it on and then enjoy your smoothie!

that easy!

 

 

paper notebooks!

hello lovelies!

i am back with another crafty project for you all! its been so nice to just relax and not worry about going to school! ah it’s blissful!

it’s day 2 and i have already made some crafty goodness! thought i would share this super simple lil project!

hope you enjoy!

F x x x

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what you will need:

– printed paper for cover

– blank paper for inside pages

– needle & thread

– things to decorate the front

– scissors

 

what you need to do:

01. cut your printed paper to the size you want the notebook to be. remember you need to fold it in half!

02. now use the cover as a template for the inside pages. i just lay them on top of each other and cut around but you could measure them if you wish!

03. place all your blank pages inside the cover and fold them all in half together!

04. get your needle and thread and keeping your pages folded sew along the fold or what will become the spine!

05. now it’s time to personalise your notebook!stick stickers, glue pictures… go crazy!

06. and you done! enjoy your notebook!

 

 

patterned paper boxes!

hello lovelies!

happy september equinox – according to google?

I’m back again with another crafty post! this time it is patterned boxes! yay! tomorrow is my last school day until the holidays! i’m so looking forward to a break! if you want to know what i’m getting up to check out my previous post!

this is a super simple diy, i think easy projects are just nice to slip in while doing homework! i hope you enjoy!

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what you will need:

01. a box – mine is quite small but as long as you paper is bigger than the box your good to go!

02. printed/ patterned paper! – to cover the box with!

03. glue to stick the paper to the box!

04. anything else you want! – i’m talking stickers, pom-pom’s …

 

method:

01. get the lid of your box and apply glue to the top.

02. press your patterned paper onto the glue and make sure there is room on all sides to cover the sides of your box.

03. now you pretty much wrap the lid with the rest of the paper like you would a pressie!

04. put some pretty things in the base of your box, place the now bedazzled lid on the base, and your done!

enjoy!

my finished box:

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