Sunday, July 23, 2017

Our stay in the City

The historic apartment building, Westminster Court  is where we are staying for our little sojourn.
Located on Parliament street, which is lined with normally leafy oak trees, but with it been winter the trees are bare. We found this apartment via Air Bnb which is a good way to find a home away from home.
The gorgeous grand old Art Deco place was built in the 1930's and upon entering the apartment you are transported back with the decor and retreat to how life may have been back in the day.
 With big old sofas, stained lead light windows and even an old bakerlite phone that is connected and rings in the hallway.

We are loving City life and makes such a change from living on our quiet little Island. It is just a short walk down to the supermarket and the bustling streets of Auckland.

DD and I have been able to catch up for morning coffee on Saturday, lunch's  and go shopping together which is great. We have been for long walks and have taken many photos around our beautiful City of Auckland, and will share them with you soon.

Kitchen is coming along and yesterday we bought the subway tiles to line the walls behind the sink and the oven.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and that you are enjoying the weekend.
Wishing you a happy new week ahead.


  1. Seems such a fine establishment, do enjoy your stay. Warm greetings to you!

  2. Very nice apartament ! And what I have niticed they have my dream smeg fridge 😀

  3. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  4. What a lovely apartment!!! Enjoy!!!

  5. What a beautiful place ...

    Please visit:

  6. Looks lovely there, love the old style!! You have had some wonderful days together .
    And good luck in finishing your own kitchen soon- dear Carolyn. Hugs, Dorthe

  7. Nice arrangement..!
    Have a great week.. 😊

  8. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures. It looks like a wonderful place to stay.
    Big hug

  9. I love subway tiles in a kitchen and look forward to seeing your finished kitchen. Enjoy your stay in the city, dear Carolyn!

  10. Dear Carolyn,
    lovely pictures from your stay in the city! It sounds, your kitchen soon is done and you can be back in your home! Looking forward for your news and pictures from the new kitchen :O)
    Have a gerat week,my dear friend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xoxo

  11. Wowwww love the appartement....enjoy your Ria x ❤️

  12. I am pleased that you are enjoying your time away in the city whilst your kitchen is being reinvented for you.
    Look forward to seeing it when you return.

  13. The apartment looks great ... so does that cup of coffee!

    All the best Jan

  14. Piekny apartament.Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

  15. How lovely, darling! That latte is perfection!


  16. Carolyn, I'd like to meet up with you at the cafe! The latte looks yummy. It's nice to get away for a weekend. xoL

  17. I'm glad you're enjoying the city and getting to spend time with your daughter, Carolyn. That coffee sure does look good. And what a cute picture that is of DD. I look forward to seeing your kitchen and all the new lovelies in it.

    Enjoy the rest of these July days.

    love, ~Sheri

  18. Looks like a lovely place to stay for a while!

  19. I wondered whether you would manage to see more of your daughter! It must feel almost like being on holiday even though some of the surroundings are so familiar. Your apartment looks wonderful it is lovely to have those vintage touches. Sarah x

  20. Dearest Carolyn,
    Meanwhile I read this, you may already have completed your kitchen renovation.
    It is not bad for finding such a place to stay during this sojourn!
    Sending you hugs,

  21. So lovely and elegant apartment to stay!
    Enjoy your time, dear Carolyn! :D

  22. Dear Carolyn,
    Thank you for sharing your photos. Such a lovely apartment. I am so happy you were able to spend time with your daughter. Brit would have loved this apartment, as she really loves Art Deco.
    Thank you so much for visiting and your kind thoughts.
    Blessings dear friend

  23. Lovely apartment, very elegant! Have a great time now, take care...
    Love from Titti

  24. Very beautiful pictures! ;) love your blog,I want to buy hoco dress online

  25. A lovely place to stay and have a little change of scenery while your reno takes place. Glad you are having fun exploring with your sweet daughter. Hugs xo Karen


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