All posts tagged: gifts

Tofu Tuesday: Aotearama Calendar

Are you looking for a wonderful Christmas gift that is 100% designed and made in New Zealand? Local antipodean store, Pauanesia has released their 2017 calendar titled “Aotearama”. Featuring 12 New Zealand coastal scenes painted by my super talented sister, Joanne Ho. I’m so proud of you sis! My favourite is Karekare Pit Stop, modelled here by Tofu the bunny. My friends and I spent Easter this year at Karekare making great memories and falling up with the wild landscape there. There are many other scenes that will stir up feel-good nostalgic memories and make you want to take a kiwi road trip ASAP. Just in time for summer. $2 from each calendar sold will be donated to Sustainable Coastlines. Calendars are $24.90 each and available online here or at Pauanesia, 35 High Street, Auckland CBD. More info on Joanne Ho A.K.A. Help Birdie can be found on her portfolio site here or on their Facebook page here.   Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.

Top gifts for Foodies at Auckland Fair

Auckland Fair is on next Sunday at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf from 10 to 4pm. Entry is $5, kids under 12 free. For those who haven’t been before, it’s a huge collection of carefully curated local makers under one roof. There will be jewellery, homewares, art, ceramics, textiles, snacks and heaps more. I’m looking forward to picking up locally made goodies for Christmas presents. Even applying a lot of self restraint, I ALWAYS end up buying some gifts for myself. I can’t help it. There’s so much awesome stuff. Buying locally this Christmas, even for a few gifts means your loved ones receive something unique and it supports small local businesses meaning this Christmas will be a little brighter for your community. I’ve rounded up a few gifts for foodies you will find at Auckland Fair. If you are not in Auckland, this list can serve as an ideas to find similar items in your area. Top gifts for foodies Ceramics A home cook can never have too many lovely bowls and plates to display their …