Monday, December 19, 2011

We ♥ Holidays.

This past weekend, Neil and I, together with our family headed over to the beach for the weekend. And how glorious it was to get away for a mini-holiday before the busiest week in retail will hit this week. Eventhough the weather was not very pleasant, we still managed to head out to the Matakana Markets on Saturday morning and experience the smells, tastes and atmosphere of this beautiful area. They had such a great selection of cheeses, spices, wines, breads and salamis, it was hard to not be tempted! Beautiful little boutique stores were also found around every corner, and my mouth was drooling when we came upon a darling little bookstore which I managed to spend a lot of time in, letting my fingers trace the spines of nearly every book.

And this is not even to mention the Brookview Tea House we went past on our way back to the car. Now THIS was truelly beautiful and totally true to it's name! It was actually a little house that had tables and teacups in every room and left you free to choose a little spot to gather in, with an amazing selection of different teas available for purchase as well.

Like I mentioned, the weather wasn't the greatest, but at least we managed to have a stroll down the beach on the first day and take some snaps. If only it was warm enough to swim!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well! x


  1. wonderful photos - I love the look of the tearooms :)

  2. I'm getting chilblains on my toes, so this post has really made me envious! i'd love to be at the beach right now!

    x Michelle |

  3. Love these photographs, those roses look gorgeous.

  4. Lovely pics, I think going to the beach despite not so great weather would be relaxing.

    xo erica

  5. oh that last black and white silhouette photo is so amazing!

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  7. I personally love holidays as well. I'm glad you shared these photos to us. I think the place is really amazing.
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