Saturday 21 January 2012

A Weekend in Paradise

Early in December my man and I went away for a luxury weekend and stayed at Cocozen Lodge and Spa in the far North of our beautiful country. We stayed in a chalet, surrounded by pine trees and wild rambling gardens,

I absolutely loved the details that made the chalet so special and was atypical of New Zealand nature such as the use of flax and paua shell, as were the towels on the bed wrapped in fresh flax,

the rustic wardrobe,

and beautiful soap in a paua shell dish.

During the day we went on sightseeing trips around the beautiful Northland beaches,

eating fish and chips for lunch,

 before returning to our chalet for drinks on the deck,

 eating the most delicious Middle Eastern food for dinner at a KeriKeri cafe,

before returning to the chalet to spend hours in the outdoor jacuzzi nestled under pine trees and huge native ferns!

Had to borrow this image from Cocozen Website!

It was such a great weekend, luxurious surroundings and loads of fun!

Take Care