Breakfast-lunch of avocado, tomato, cuke, kale, cheesy eggs, and that award-winning bacon.
Secondhand store down the block from the hotel. The thoughtful shop owner, who lived in Paris for 20 years before returning to Auckland, wanted to talk about...(there's only one topic and flying halfway around the world won't get you away from it).
Grey Lynn Park, nestled right into the neighborhood, is just a few blocks from the hotel.
It even has a zipline. Incoming!
A rain-soaked riot of growth.
Three Women, sculpture by Barbara Ward, 1994
A remarkable number of these restored old homes make up the neighborhood. Take a look at this story on a dilapidated late-1800s Grey Lynn cottage that sold for $1.075 million during the 2014 real estate boom.
What a clever idea this is: a dog-friendly drinking fountain. Not sure I've ever seen one.
Accompanied by blue cheese tartar sauce made using Cyclops sour cream. When you cook every day, encountering a beautifully made NZ product remembered from the last visit is like seeing an old friend.
The ability to cherish the “little joy” is intimately connected with the habit of moderation.
And a clear evening on our tiny balcony to enjoy it. Yet another little joy.