Cheyney Mcdonnell, a candle and soap creator from Greenhithe, gets out and about.
It’s true, I’m somewhat of a crazy cat lady. This is a picture of my cat Bossy. She’s doing what she does best (lazing about) on a wedding invite I received, because she has to touch all the things. ——— 2. A rare photo of my boyfriend Ikr and I, dressed up for a luau-themed pool party. I’m drinking a Good Buzz Brewing Co. kombucha, these are the bomb. If you haven’t tried one, I urge you to, asap. Ikr is proving that his hair is as beautiful, if not more beautiful, than mine. ——— 3. A vector drawing of ylang ylang I have been working on for the packaging of a new Camille Co. fragrance. I’m an Adobe Illustrator nerd – creating vector artwork puts me in the zone. ——— 4. The best part about working for yourself is having the exibility to set your own hours. Ikr and I went up to Goat Island midweek to avoid the crowds, make use of the sunshine and go snorkelling. We saw a big stingray. That place brings back some childhood memories. It had been a while since I had been up there. ——— 5. What better place to meet my dear friend Nicky, who returned home for a visit from Melbourne, than Muriwai? I met her partner for the rst time and we lled each other in on our lives. ——— 6. Rehydrating in style: I love my Sodastream. Usually I make homemade zzy iced tea, but I had some leftover fruit and vege in the fridge so I made up a zzy water with blueberries, strawberries, cucumber, lime and ice. Too pretty not to share, and delish! ——— 7. This is an Instagram pic I took to promote my design business (@designbycheyney). The drawing on the left is part of a concept for a logo I am working on for a local dance academy. The SD card happened to be in the shot from downloading my underwater snaps from Goat Island. ——— 8. I urge you to go to Fairy Falls if you’re looking for a good hike in the Waitaks. Word of warning though, there are about 534 stairs (I counted), so it’s no walk in the park (it’s a walk up the stairs). The view is worth the blood, sweat and tears. Just remember to spray your shoes to prevent Kauri dieback – the facilities for this are provided, you can’t miss it.