My Auck­land

Cheyney Mcdon­nell, a can­dle and soap creator from Green­hithe, gets out and about.

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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 ˆrst time and we ˆlled each other in on our lives. ——— 6. Re­hy­drat­ing in style: I love my So­das­tream. Usu­ally I make home­made ˆzzy iced tea, but I had some left­over fruit and vege in the fridge so I made up a ˆzzy 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.

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