“Caffe Sospeso” … Coffee as the new charity

Suspended coffee is a new concept arriving in cafes all over the world, and something I discovered last week whilst on holiday in Melbourne. Originating in Italy, the idea is that you can anonymously pre-pay for drinks that those in need can redeem later on. It is also a trend that has caught much attention online and has gone viral via social media. For a long time, society has been divided over whether it is appropriate to give money to beggars...
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Dictated Dinners: My Food Bag

Escaped work this evening and headed down to SMCAKL, where amongst other slightly geeky things we learnt about the latest in food delivery, My Food Bag. This new service takes weekly meal planning to the next step. You sign up to receive planned gourmet recipes and necessary groceries for 4 or 5 meals each week. These recipes are all endorsed by NZ Masterchef Nadia Lim. Perhaps I am not their target audience, but the service is slightly on the expensive...
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Floxy Lady

Tonight I went to Design Assembly down at Ironbank on K Road. They run the occasional evening where creatives come to talk about their worlds. On this occasion there was one particular speaker that inspired me. This was Hayley King, aka Flox, who is an incredible New Zealand artist known for canvas, stencils and spray paint. Much of her work focuses on birds, animals and nature. The colours are just beautiful. I hope she does not mind me borrowing her...
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Lorde, she’s good

Just can’t enough of Lorde this month. As proven by the recent series of New Zealand’s Got Talent, New Zealand rarely has any talent, so when someone does pop up we must all jump upon them and celebrate wildly. She’s been threatening to take this down recently, so apologies if you are looking at an empty SoundCloud box. Whenever someone like Lorde comes along we get a tad disgusted at our own weedy accomplishments when we realise just how young she...
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