Vineyard Visits

Our epic adventurers, Jude and Jane, have taken themselves on a trip away from the cities and have spent the day in the Wairarapa region exploring the vineyards around Martinborough.  The vineyards here are particularly proud of their Pinot Noir, and rightly so as it’s elegance brought about international recognition for Martinborough as a world class wine village. The…

Vietnamese Elegance in Cafe Hanoi

Jane and Jude have made their way to Café Hanoi, a buzzing restaurant described with all the ‘flavours and faded elegance of the Hanoi Old Quarter’.   The popular restaurant in Auckland, over looking Takutai Square, offers dishes that are a modern take on Northern Vietnamese cuisine. Jane and Jude have fallen in love with…

Street food, Kuala Lumpar Style

A pit stop on the way to New Zealand offers JJ&J the opportunity to explore the Street markets in Kuala Lumpar. The markets are famous amongst tourists and travelling adventurers for the lively atmosphere.  Often depicted in movies and music videos these bustling street markets offer a vibrant experience.  The stalls and open food vendors…

Mama knows best

Mama Kereama is feeding JJ&J up with both amazing meals, such as this Laksa, and inspiration for new dishes to try out this year.

New Year….New Zealand…New Ideas

Jude, Jane and Joe (JJ&J) have set off for their annual pilgrimage to Jude’s native New Zealand. Kota has shut it’s doors while JJ&J head to the sun for some good quality family time and, no doubt, some taste exploration.  Kota Kai remains open and full of life under the management of Jenna allowing JJ&J to…

Upping your romance game this Valentines Day

Valentines Day is only a few weeks away and all around there are single people hoping for that illusive secret admirer to ask them on a date (preferably with a huge bouquet of red roses). Couples are sizing each other up to see who is going to take the lead this year and arrange a fabulous treat for that special day.