Weekend Snapshots (Sep 15-16)

Back to another quick highlight reel of this past weekend. We went out a bit more than we usually do, which was nicely balanced by playing the Spiderman game for hours longer than I meant to.



Seeing a musical live means so much to me, especially since it barely ever happens in my town. It’s like a once a year thing. Chicago came down to Wellington as part of a world tour so we decided to go with a friend on Friday night. We all had dinner before hand, caught up, and then watched the show. I still personally prefer the movie version, just cause it’s a lot ‘showier’. I get that there is limitation to a stage performance than a movie, and I still really enjoyed it. But movie magic is still my favourite.

High Tea & Dinner

We had a double whammy of going out for food on Sunday. In the morning, we had a voucher to go have a high tea breakfast at Aston Norwood. Ending the day by dinner out at La Bella Italia. The first one we had a voucher for, the dinner was comped by Rory’s work since they’ve been crazy busy lately. Lots of good food to end the weekend on.


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So the place where we had high tea are also known for their gardens. It’s something they brag about on their site, and they should. It was beautiful, and it also features cherry blossoms! I got really excited when I saw that, especially since we missed cherry blossom season in Japan, I needed my fill of the pink flowers. I’ll have a full post later in the week with more pictures, since I had so much fun photographing everything. I even brought out my DSLR which I haven’t used in a while!

So that was our weekend. We went out quite a bit, ate out a lot, but still managed to keep on top of our weekly household errands and relax. That’s a weekend well spent I think.

How was all of your weekends?


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  1. I was working all weekend so I bloody love nosying at what other people have gotten up to. You’ve really been busy too, that cherry blossom tree is stunning they look like beautiful gardens <3

    1. Ah no, I remember those days! It’s always fun to see what everyone else got up to over the weekend šŸ˜„ the gardens were really stunning! It was such a nice place to visit šŸ¤—

  2. What a beautiful weekend! It is actually on my bucket list to have tea in a Japanese garden in SF. Looks just so lovely!

    1. It really is such a wonderful place to spend time in šŸ˜„ the cherry blossoms are so beautiful in bloom šŸ¤—

  3. The weather looks glorious! I like when the weather starts to warm up like this before full on summer hits. High tea is something I’d love to do but I’m worried I wouldn’t like the sandwich fillings šŸ˜› Cherry blossoms are beautiful <3

    1. It really was! I love when the weather starts getting warmer too! It’s such a nice change from winter and were not sick of the heat yet like in summer šŸ˜‚

  4. Love the cherry blossom!

    I also love a good musical but I’ve never seen Chicago

    1. I was so happy to get to see them all in bloom šŸ˜„
      I preferred the movie version of Chicago, but it was still fun seeing it love on stage šŸ™‚

  5. Tea! The rainy weather here has me reaching for tea more and more lately, Iā€™m so ready for fall (:

    1. A change of season is always nice after a while šŸ¤—

  6. That is a relaxing weekend and the high tea must have been so lovely. Just looking at those goodies is making me enormously greedy. You have a nice rest of the week, girl. xx

    1. It’s been one of the best weekends we’ve had in a while šŸ¤— hope you guys have a great rest of week too šŸ™‚

      1. Oh yes, it is a productive week so far. Hope you are taking it easy. xx

  7. Wonderful tea photos!

  8. That is so exciting you got to see a show! I love any and all theatre. There is something about seeing it life and interacting with the cast that is so exciting.
    Love your pictures from high tea, I don’t know what it is, but I love me a good ol’ picture of a teacup (or coffee mug!) and I love your pictures! I am so glad you had such a fun weekend beauty! You deserve it! <3

    1. Seeing a show live is definitely thrilling! Haha, a high tea is like a kid mid afternoon snack. They serve tea with lots of nibbles. I think it’s a British thing šŸ˜„

  9. Awww sounds and looks like a great weekend!! The gardens look so pretty xx

    1. It was a really great weekend!

  10. OMG you went to see Chicago!!! I’m so jealous haha! I literally watched the movie last night and said to myself I really must go see this on stage!!! šŸ™‚ Such a great musical – we did it at uni and it was so much fun – I got to be Mona (one of the cell block tango girls)! I hope you had an amazing time! xo

    1. That must have been so much fun getting to perform in the show!! It really is such a fun musical šŸ™‚

      1. It was thanks – it really is a fab musical!!! šŸ™‚ xo

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