Casita Miro

Casita Miro is one of three places on Waiheke we’ve been to loads and it speaks to us. It says several things: Come hither. Where DID you get that lovely hat? It’s sooo you! Have some of this pie-ella. It’s pie, you English like pie, right? Did you know ‘Charlie Big Potato’ was written right…

Poderi Crisci

The first time you clap eyes on the Poderi Crisci wine branding you fall in love. Or, if you’re in marketing and branding, you might feel some nausea. It’s a series of contradictions, either botched together in five minutes or carefully constructed to baffle and entertain. The classic Italian wine styling of including an Italian…

Park Point

I’m going to really enjoy this one because of two things. Firstly, it involves an annotated map and it isn’t every day you get to annotate a map. ‘Annotate’ / aneteit, (vb), to put a couple of arrows on a jpeg like a pro cartographic type. Secondly, well, imagine the unbridled excitement of revealing photographic…

Boathouse

When is the best time to open a new bar/restaurant? Well in to the low season so you have plenty of time to iron out systems and start off gently with passing local trade? Early in peak season so you have guaranteed foot-fall to ease you in but keep you on your toes with some…

Te Whau

Te Whau vineyard and restaurant, a perfect excuse to make a pop culture reference to 80s *icon* Carol Decker. As a visitor, to get to Te Whau, it depends where you have to come from. From a randomly selected point, say, Kennedy Point, you just jump in your boat across the inlet to Te Whau…

Why Waiheke Wine?

Dear Reader, YOU ARE READING JUST ANOTHER WINE/FOOD/DRINK/TRAVEL BLOG. No, well, yes, but no, before you huff, get on an unfeasibly high horse, die a little inside, become overwhelmed with indifference … this is not for you, this is for us. We two people have just moved from a sprawling metropolis called Old London Town…