A guide to San Francisco

 

Hello again! It’s been a while, hasn’t it!

This is my first ever collaboration with another blogger, two in fact! Romey and Cade from www.romeyetcade.com .www.romeyetcade.com They asked me some questions about Auckland and I asked them some about San Francisco. They also interviewed me about me, which is one of the newest posts on their website if you want to have a read!

Here is how they describe their blog: “Bonjour! We’re Romey and Cade, best friends who started a blog. Romey et Cade is a little French arrogance, a little English elegance, a tad of American cool, a lot of fun. The blog was established in 2016 on the principal of style. It’s to the point and totally chic. Enjoy. “

So here is their guide to the American city they call home, enjoy! xxx

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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

 

The things I loved in the Holidays.

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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

shopping in wellington!

hello, lovelies!

I have found some more wellington photos to share! let’s go!

// M A T C H B O X

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pins, patches, zines, art, and supah cute stationary, this was frankie heaven!

 

// L E T . L I V

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loved everything in this shop! it was so dreamy!

// L O R E T T A

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Oh, how I miss Loretta! the food was amazing, the decor was amazing, and the people were amazing!

// SMALL ACORNS

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oh how i loved small acorns! i actually miss it sooo much!

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i hope you enjoyed! if you plan on going to wellington e-mail me at: frankiebradfordblog@gmail.com and i can give you the locations of these places and many more places to go!

xxx f

 

wellington haul!

hello!

my first week of term 4 is over! eight more weeks to go! i am so looking forward to the summer holidays! christmas, beach holidays, new year’s, stranger things season 2! so many lovely things to look forward to!

my blog has grown so much since i first started! thank-you lovelies! it means the absolute world! glad you enjoy my posts as much as enjoy writing them!

so i present to you the long awaited wellington haul! i brought so many lovely things, and went to some very gorgeous shops!

xxx frankie.b!

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C A N D L E // iko iko

C A N D E L . S T I C K // let liv

W A S H I . T A P E // underground market

P R I N T // haly design at the underground market

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W A S H I . T A P E // small acorns

N O T E . B O O K // te papa – 3 pack

C A N D L E // iko iko

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F L A M I N G O . C A N D L E // iko iko

E A R I N G S // miss midnight

P R I N T // haly designs at the underground market

S O O T H E . T U B E // small acorns and ashley & co

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P A T C H // matchbox studios

S T A M P S // matchbox studios

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C A N D L E // iko iko

B I R D . P R I N T // te papa

W A S H I . T A P E // small acorns

P R I N T // haly designs at the underground market

P E N C I L S // small acorns and rifle paper co

 

whangamata

hello lovelies!

long time no see! i have been beaching in whangamata which was lovely and also very wet and rainy! although the weather was awful it is always nice to leave the city and enjoy the beachy serenity! so this is a list of all i got up to while holidaying in whanga!

01. went to hot water beach

02. went shopping – love the whanga shops

03. went for a kayak in the estuary

04. had a swim at the surf beach – it was quite cold!

05. ate pizza in whitianga

06. went for walks on the beach

07. went to a little market for brits on the beach

08. saw a classic car parade

09. brought my first yen magazine

10. ate a super yum salad at wild sage cafe

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all in all i did a lot and made some pretty good memories with my family! i am back in whanga for labour weekend so hopefully the water and the weather will be warm enough for a surf!

F xx

 

places to go …

people too see !

hello again! i hope you are well!

i go back to school tomorrow wich i am both sad and excited about. the holidays have been great! doing nothing and not having to feel guilty about it is something i rather enjoy! i have not left auckland these holidays but i have been daydreaming of all the places i would like to venture to when i have finished school.

i thought i would share some of them …

enjoy! xxx

 

santorini + i have always admired greece, all those blues and whites. santorini looks so calming and relaxing.

melbourne + i have been to australia before and i love it! i have a friend that lives in melbourne so i hope to travel here sooner rather than later!

hawaii + everything that i love is in hawaii! surf beaches, pineapples, snorkelling …

amsterdam + this is my top place to go! not quite sure why but the culture and buildings really make me get oh so excited!

 

bye bye!