If it’s been a hard day at work and I’m in need of a drink I’ll be… sitting outside Hotel Bristol on Cuba Street if it’s a sunny day, otherwise you’ll find me tucked up at the Library Bar. At Christmas they were making Christmas cocktails — they were amazing!
The next day if I’m in need a hearty feed and a cup of great coffee I’ll be at… probably one of the many cafés on the Victoria campus. There are so many to choose from! Vic Books Café is generally pretty good (but it’s a little expensive, being a poor student).
If I need a slice of culture you can’t go past… the theatre! I’m a big drama geek, I love BATS and Circa. I saw a really interesting performance at BATS once called Coaltown Blues. It was a one-man show and we had to see it as a requirement for NCEA, but I surprisingly really enjoyed it! I’ve never really seen anything quite like it.
My favourite Wellington landmark has to be… the Museum Hotel. It’s really quite amazing when you go inside; it’s one of the top ten art hotels in the world! I stayed there during Wellington Fashion Week last year.
I am most ashamed to have never visited… Parliament! I don’t particularly want to visit it, but doing a Parliament tour is probably one of those things you’re supposed to have done at school, but I just never did.
Wellington is great for boutique shopping; when I need a dash of retail therapy you’ll find me at… the Old Bank Arcade. I just love the shops in there! My favourite would have to be Ruby boutique. As a student I can’t afford the clothes, but I just go in and try them all on. It’s great!
I’ve done some awesome modelling jobs in this city, but one particularly memorable experience would have to be… a photo-shoot that took place right beside the airport runway! We had to stand on some concrete slabs and the planes were flying right over us. We couldn’t even hear what the photographer was saying at some points because there was so much noise! The photos turned out pretty cool though.
For me, the highlight of Wellington Fashion Week was… being asked at the last minute to model in the bridal show! Models were specifically chosen for that show and all the spots had been filled. I was sitting in the lobby of the Museum Hotel and one of the organisers was down there stressing about losing some of the models, and then she said, “Hey, can you guys do it?” So that was really exciting!