What We Love About Dunedin 1

Alley Cantina Mexican Restaurant (140 George Street)

Guaranteed to turn a grey day into a sunny Mexican fiesta. Check out the lively décor, authentic music and food to die for. Great value too. Try Henry’s special Mate (grass tea) or, for something a little stronger, a margarita.

The Alley (next to Farmers Department Store)

The Alley (next to Farmers Department Store)

Thanks for your great service Henry!

Thanks for your great service Henry!

The intimate bar

The intimate bar

From left: vegetarian burrito, quesadillas, elote and chilli relleños

From left: vegetarian burrito, quesadillas, elote and chilli relleños

Colourful inside and outside

Colourful inside and outside

The Outfit

Embroidered dress from The Modern Miss (21 Moray Place). Boots from Box of Birds, Port Chalmers. Sombrero courtesy of Alley Cantina.

Embroidered dress from The Modern Miss (21 Moray Place). Boots from Box of Birds, Port Chalmers. Sombrero courtesy of Alley Cantina.

Configure Express: The Gym For Women (15 Filleul Street)

Friendly, supportive, encouraging, nurturing, professional and kick ass. The best gym in town and they have a 2012 retailer of the year award to prove it. We love you Tania and the Configure Team.

Tania and Chloe. Chloe wears a vintage jacket, a gift from her aunt.

Tania and Chloe. Chloe wears a vintage jacket, a gift from her aunt.

Edinburgh Way

Several decades ago, Edinburgh Way was a mere backwater on the edge of the main retail district then centred around the Princes Street Stock Exchange. How times have changed. Now, most of our favourite shops are conveniently clustered on this historic stretch of George Street between Frederick Street and Hanover Street. We had so much fun taking the night time shots on a very balmy Dunedin evening.

Collection of shop windows. Clockwise from top left: Annah S, Plume, Carlson, Company of Strangers, Ruby, Belle Bird.

Collection of shop windows. Clockwise from top left: Annah S, Plume, Carlson, Company of Strangers, Ruby, Belle Bird.

Slick Willy's neon sign

Slick Willy’s neon sign

Looking towards Knox Church

Looking towards Knox Church

Fine examples of George Street architecture

Fine examples of George Street architecture

The Outfit

Dress by Stolen Girlfriends Club from Slick Willy's (323 George Street). Necklace by Karen Walker from Belle Bird (327 George Street). Boots by Costume National from Plume (310 George Street). Shorts by NOM*d from Plume. Top by NOM*d  from Recycled Boutique (now Paper Bag Princess).

Dress by Stolen Girlfriends Club from Slick Willy’s (323 George Street). Necklace by Karen Walker from Belle Bird (327 George Street). Boots by Costume National from Plume (310 George Street). Shorts by NOM*d from Plume. Top by NOM*d from Recycled Boutique (now Paper Bag Princess).

Larnach Castle (145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula)

What a great way to spend a Dunedin ‘Indian Summer’ afternoon than at Larnach Castle having one of their special afternoon teas. Just the right quantity of sandwiches, scones and bite-sized cakes: cream-filled meringues, tiny star-shaped shortbread, gooey chocolate/coconut balls, and endless cups of tea served in delicate china. The quirky gardens make a fantastic backdrop for amateur photographers like us. Look out for Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit.

High Tea

High Tea

Larnach Castle Ballroom

Larnach Castle Ballroom

The Outfit

Blazer and cat brooch by Twenty-Seven Names from Slick Willy's (323 George Street).

Blazer and cat brooch by Twenty-Seven Names from Slick Willy’s (323 George Street).

Lace dress by Charmaine Reveley from Charmaine Reveley Outlet Store (9 Dowling Street).

Lace dress by Charmaine Reveley from Charmaine Reveley Outlet Store (9 Dowling Street).

Brogues by Kathryn Wilson from Void (8 Albion Place). Socks from Barkers (285 George Street).

Brogues by Kathryn Wilson from Void (8 Albion Place). Socks from Barkers (285 George Street).

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

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