Monday, May 16, 2016

Lavish Soap, Oamaru


Oamaru is a groovy little town for a day trip. Beautiful houses, a very cool waterfront park and the Victorian precinct are only a few of Oamaru's draw cards.  Ooooo... and the tastiest gourmet ice cream... This town also has some very decent shopping.  Looking for a handcrafted, sensory gifts? Look no further.




Generally, nothing annoys me more than delicious looking food that is inedible but this soap is just gorgeous and delicious smelling and totally forgivable. And super cute, the company was founded by best friends who were making soap for fun in an old bath tub!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Governor's Cafe

So good.


DIFL has written about Governor's before as a Dunedin institution. Since then, ownership has changed and Governor's has gotten even better! Mostly because there's quesadillas on the menu now which look like this:


Yum!

Check out their website and if you really like this blog, buy me one of their t shirts!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Park at St Clair

Affectionately known as The Starfish Park, this is my favourite outdoor play/coffee combo in the city.


Swings galore, salty sea air and a pretty mean set of slides for preschoolers. Grass and the sail shade are a bonus. 

Be warned- one drawback is the exceptionally well dressed trendy women chasing designer toddlers. If you're anything like me in converse sneakers and spewed on cardigans, you'll take one look are the tousled beach hair and silk shirts and think, "What sweet hell is this?"



These women, for the most part, are nannies. So grab your flat white and cinnamon scroll from Starfish Cafe and revel in the fact that you enjoy eating carbs! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

DIFL On Tour: Déjà Moo, Oamaru

Tucked behind the Streampunk HQ in the Victorian Priscint of Oamaru is the most delightful, artisanal ice cream of your life!


Deja Moo's owner/visionary/maker/scooper has been in the  ice cream game for 18 years. The recipe base he uses is from 1923 and I'm telling you- this is a piece of history worth tasting! 


Top 3 flavours to try according to DIFL:
1. Vanilla Bean
2. Salted Caramel Popcorn
3. Coconut and Marshmallow


Time to up your calcium intake, people!