The other day I was invited to attend the Wedgewood launch at The Langham Hotel in central Auckland. The hotel itself is beautifully ornate with gilt gold trimmings and a baby pink colour scheme – the perfect setting for a high tea. The event was held to celebrate the tradition of afternoon tea established by The Langham with Wedgewood based on the story of Lady Anna, the Dutchess of Bedford who held mid-afternoon tea and cakes for her friends back in the 1700s. Today, The Langham worldwide serves guests loose leaf tea in fine bone china flown over from England, accompanied by cakes and savory treats every afternoon. Her Majesty The Queen would have approved. And so would my Oma.
Love ’em or loathe ’em, Birkenstocks + Tevas are back by popular demand.
With Alexa Chung’s seal of approval, I purchased my first pair of Birkenstocks 6 years ago and have been wearing every other day since.
Friends teased me for wearing orthopaedic Jesus sandals, but now who’s wearing a pair? Yeah jog on pals… Good thing you can in Birks.
My progression to Tevas came naturally as I started to tackle trickier hikes, and they have a lot more give, and the ankle strap is a flamin’ lifesaver on steep inclines. Anna Wintour would turn her nose up at me, but if I can hike up a mountain or walk for 12 hours straight, I’m a happy traveller (literally).
Here are a few looks to hopefully inspire you, or convince you they’re no longer the ugliest shoes on the planet. And hey, if they can be rocked by Kate Moss, Mary-Kate Olsen & Paul McCartney, they’re obviously a hip trend. Or hippie trend. You decide.
HERE ARE MY SASSY TEVAS
Photography credit to my beautiful mamma who shot these straight after her own photoshoot, what an absolute star!