My rhythmic gymnastics story: Part II

Rhythmic gymnastics offered me an artistic channel to harness my intense determination and love for movement. The feeling of nailing a skill or a routine was exhilarating. To finish a routine at competition, knowing that it was the best that I could do, was incomparable. Even through the bad times I was still hooked and…

Places to go: Deadshot

From the talented team behind Caretaker, new hotspot Deadshot is certain to be your next go-to cocktail bar with a twist. With more than 1000 cocktail recipes, there’s definitely a little something for everyone. You'll be forgiven if you can't find the place - we must have walked past three times before finally spotting the mysterious dark green…

21 things I learned in my 21st year

21 was a defining year for me, and that’s an understatement to say the least. Everything about me today is vastly different from me a year ago, from my career, to my relationship status, to my living situation, to my friendship groups and more. And I’m honestly a much happier and more easy-going person because…

My 2018 Goals

I'm not normally one for New Year's resolutions as I find they tend to manifest an all or nothing mindset. Such as "In 2018 I'm going to run a marathon!" - meanwhile the well-intentioned goal setter can't run for 20 minutes straight. However, naturally at the end of a year I find myself looking introspectively…

My first house?? Attempting home decor

Whenever I am out and about, I am excited to return to my sun soaked home. On the 10th of June I moved into my first house and I couldn't be happier. My parents (aka, the best parents in the world) bought an investment property in a central Auckland suburb and I couldn't be more…

My rhythmic gymnastics story: Part I

Rhythmic gymnastics is both an individual and group sport involving the use of the apparatus rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. Rhythmic gymnasts show superhuman flexibility and strength while combining elements of ballet and gymnastics. We must perform leaps, pivots, balances, throws, masteries and dance sequences and at the same time keep the apparatus in constant…

Cashing in on your closet

A few months ago the unthinkable happened and I ended up hospitalised in Barcelona. Cue insurance nightmares! Cue $0.00 in my bank account! I quit elite gymnastics nearly 9 months ago so I probably shouldn't still be parading around in activewear head to toe like I'm about to exercise. Snort. When was the last time that…