Reflections on the Christchurch Attack

Yesterday, white supremacists walked into the Masjid al Noor mosque and the Linwood Masjid with assault rifles in their hands and hatred in their hearts and Christchurch, a city still recovering from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, will not be the same. Around 3:00pm yesterday, I was sitting at my desk on the University of [...]

A Wedding Update: What’s Keeping Me Busy One Month Before the Big Day

A Wedding Update: What’s Keeping Me Busy One Month Before the Big Day

It may be raining nonstop here in Christchurch (seriously over this dreary weather), but that hasn't stopped me from juggling work, holiday prep, wedding planning, and some other exciting news I can't wait to share with you soon! With just over a month to go, we've had to get serious about crossing off items on [...]

My First Taste of Kiwiana – When Big Band Came to Town

My First Taste of Kiwiana – When Big Band Came to Town

This past weekend, Christchurch's social calendar was jam-packed. Between Festa and the annual Christchurch Big Band Festival, the CBD was buzzing with life. As part of the music festival, bands were spread across town, playing big band classics by Count Bassey and Glen Miller on stages at the new Central Library, outside the Christchurch Art [...]