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Blue Scarlet Pop Up Shop

October 27, 2015


I was walking along Gloucester street when this shop drew me in with a riot of bright colours. It’s the pop up shop for Blue Scarlet. It’s located at 165 Gloucester St in the brand new building that’s beside New Regent Street. As an added bonus, they are sharing space with a vintage clothing shop BellaBean Vintage. Blue Scarlet are also online at and


Ferry Antique Centre, 282 Ferry Road

July 22, 2015


I love antique and curio shops, they are just so fascinating to walk around, but they can be injurious to the bank account if you are not careful or have a weakness for things you don’t need but really really want! The Ferry Antique Centre recently opened in this building on Ferry Road – a number of antique dealers had all been sharing a building in Woolston – but it was pretty cramped in there. Now they have lots of room and there is a lot to look at. Definitely worth a visit on a Saturday afternoon.

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Popup Shop at The Commons – Designs of an Eclectique Heart

April 11, 2015


If you are in the area of The Commons (corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets), then I suggest you check out the pop up shop Designs of an Eclectique Heart which features the original photography and artwork of Debbie Porter. Debbie has the shop for the next two months and has some wonderful artwork and jewellery there. You can see more of Debbie’s work on her website at and Facebook page at


Artist and Photographer Debbie Porter at her pop up shop

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Mechanical Santa at Portobello Antiques

December 7, 2014


I had a look around Portobello antiques today (they have a shop at The Tannery), and I was captivated by this life-sized Santa. I was told he was actually a mechanical santa (his head will nod).

Here’s a few other snaps I took.


As you can see it’s a treasure trove!


The caged bird sings – if you pay it by dropping a New Zealand penny into the slot!

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A spot of glamour at Ferry Road Antiques

June 29, 2014


My friend Emma and I spent this afternoon visiting the various antique shops on Ferry Road. It was certainly a fun afternoon and I highly recommend you try to do as many of the stores as you can (there are a lot!). But, this comes with a warning, you will blow your budget!

The picture above is of Emma modelling a dress imported from America – a very glamorous black and gold sequinned number that looked like it was custom made for her. I have a feeling it may make its way into her wardrobe even though she resisted temptation and it did not go home with her today.

The Ferry Road Antique centre is a particularly dangerous place to visit if you have no intention of spending any money – I went in there on a whim a few weeks back and left with a beautiful mink jacket and a 1940’s style hat!