The things I loved in the Holidays.

sunday swooning1Hello, lovelies!

Happy Friday (for some of you)! Week one of Term two over and to be honest I have found it very tricky to get back into the swing of things.  For some unknown reason I haven’t been sleeping very well, I have only been getting about 5 hours each night. So school has well and truly taken a hold of me but I thought I would share and reminisce on the things I loved during the holidays!

01. SHOPPING

As it was my birthday in April (there’s a post on that) I had some birthday spending money! I loved walking around the shops with my mum, brother, and friends without a time frame. I got some gorgeous clothes and knickknacks that I will share with yall soonish!

02. CITY EXPLORING

Auckland is a pretty big place and I think there is nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. I walked down Queens street,  Walked around Wynyard Quarter and checked out the World Masters games entertainment hub on Queen’s wharf, I went to Devonport, shopped at Britomart.  I had a fabulous time!

03. EATING

As I had more time in my day I put a little bit more time in the food I made and ate and also cooked some pretty good dinners. Eating out was pretty damn good too! 😉

04. ROOM RE-ARRANGING

As you may know, I change my room around and update my mood boards almost every week! I had a blast with all my free time having a major sort out of everything and making my room look beautiful and cosy for Autumn! Tell me if you want to see!

05. CRAFT

I spent day’s chopping things out of magazines, I made my very first wall hanging, I did some sewing. It was really nice to have the time to do some crafty things. It sounds awful but I hadn’t for a long time.

06. READING

ahh, I read books, magazines, design books, blog posts, articles, newspapers. My heads a hive of information.

xxx F

F R A N K I E B R A D F O R D

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I Love Good Design.

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and the lovely folk at lunch lady magazine do it oh so well!

I thought I would share some of my favorite pages from issue 5 & 6 with you. But I totally recommend you grab one for yourselves! They are filled with recipes, tips and tricks and articles that are very nice to read! and to look at.

If you want to see more of the design things I’m loving follow my Pinterest here

xxx frankie

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an article by the beauty and love guru, Zoe Foster Blake.

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cute little sauce bottles by Beci Orpin.

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the peach and nectarine popsicles are the bomb.

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magazines that i love

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Hello! The weather is hot, staying outside for too long makes you sweaty, and the water is the nicest place to be. but because I cannot be in the water every day and every minute I have been inside reading a lot. The ladies at my local library are my new best friends, no joke.

here are the magazines that I love at the moment. I think you should read them and love them too!

teen vogue

I have recently got my hands and eyes on teen vogue! I have been issuing past issues at the library as I haven’t found any places in Auckland that sell them. I love all the fashion shoots and beauty ideas as they are always a bit kooky and original which makes them quite refreshing to idolize over. The articles are always pretty good. I love reading stories about inspiring young people as it totally motivates me!

paper boy

This small, free magazine comes out every Thursday in Auckland. It’s filled with events and ideas on what to do around Auckland. There are fashion segments and interviews and I really do look forward to Thursdays for an issue to pop into our letter box!

Yen

The very last issue of Yen has recently come out and I thought I would share my love for it. I only own two issues but have read numerous amounts of others at cafes and libraries. I loved the food, the photos, the people, the homes, the fashion, the crafts, the vibe, the everything!  I will miss you, Yen.

Lunch Lady

Oh my goodness, although I think this is targeted at parents with children, this is my new favorite magazine. Filled with recipes that not only look and taste bloody good but are presented in a graphic designers paradise. It’s glorious. The colors, the fonts, the shapes, the photos, all too damn good. Go get yourself a copy chickas!

I will love you and leave you so you can cuddle up and read or run to the store to buy yourself a lunch lady issue because you need too!

xxx frankie