I have a couple of reasons for craving a trip to New Zealand but that’s on the back burner, for a little while at least. I have family on North Island living the dream of a life less hectic. The downside is that I don’t get to see my darling niece and nephew in person very often – thank goodness for Skype, it really is a lifeline. The very big plus side though is that I have an excuse (as if one was needed) to visit New Zealand. It is such a truly gorgeous country. So my Wednesday want is a lovely round trip *business* class ticket (not asking for much eh?) to New Zealand for early 2013 so I can take my new arrival (due late Summer 2012) out to meet his cousins.
If that wasn’t reason enough my friend’s husband (Michelin star chef Josh Emett) has just opened a fantastic new restaurant in Queenstown - Rata. It’s the talk of the town and they quite rightly deserve all the fabulous press they are getting. Next time we’re in NZ we’re coming to dine Josh and Helen.
Images Mary Middleton Design, Rata and Next Magazine NZ