Honey wasn't it beautiful, the lovely time we spent together?


G has a birthday coming up shortly, and as we have a (Loafer) gig the weekend of said birthday, we took this weekend out for a romantic (ok, dirty) getaway to Little Akaloa, on Banks Peninsula.


We stopped in at the Hilltop Tavern, which whilst not quite on the way, is always worthwhile for the view over Akaroa Harbour and a drinkie...


I wore my splendid new-to-me Small Earth Vintage 50's frock, and 
Cardi-70's, opshopped in Reefton about 10 years ago; I just rediscovered it
Coat-50's, Two Squirrels
Tights-retail
Shoes-online
Vintage bow tie in hair and earrings-from the divoon Tamera
Necklace- a gift from G
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Handbag-60's, a vintage shop in Portland







And then off we toddled, arriving at our destination, Chichley Lodge...which sounds rather grand for a tiny one bedroom box with an outdoor toilet, doesn't it?!


But what about that view?!




The decor is fairly 80's, but who cares?!
We were cosy and comfy whilst watching the rain and stuffing our faces with all manner of treats and wine.....






Off with its cork!



Ha, I can't remember which little harbour we were at, one of the little ones at the top, towards the right...I think...


I had a wee panic pack on Thursday night, and threw in a pile of stuff......forgot most of my underwear, but hey, I had plenty of frocks!



Yeah, it's all about that view!



Here's a little video; we're trying to spot a wood pidgeon that had flown up into a tree nearby....




X

42 comments:

Sue said...

What a stunning wee get away!! Yes yes it is all about the view, and who needs under wear when you have gorgeous frocks!

Kitty said...

and speaking of the view, you're not too bad a view yourself young lady!!!! I don't think G would disagree!!!

freckleface said...

Oh I do love spending a weekend with you darling Helga! Especially in that idyllic location. You take us to the loveliest places. Make room for a little one on the sofa, I fancy those tasty treats.

Your saucy smile when you realised you had forgotten to pack your underwear really made me chuckle :D Happy Birthday G! ;)

The Hilltop tavern looks wonderful with that gorgeous three piece suite and picture of you looking down the valley which brings to mind King Arthur's Avalon. Q said 'you don't often see people dressed like that in locations like that do you? They're usually dressed in hiking gear'. He's right. I'll take you in your finery any time. xxxxxxxxx

Catherine said...

what a beautiful view! And your outfit matched perfectly! so fab! Was that on purpose? I hope your time away was relaxing

veganopoulous said...

Oooh that view looks like the one from Edward Cullen's bedroom waaah I am tragic...

tanaya said...

I need to visit this place pronto LOVE the one bedroom box, it is LOVELY...And your bright coats make me salivate x

Vix said...

Goodness me, don't those years fly by? I can't believe it's nearly G's birthday again!
That is one gorgeous lodge. the view is out of this world and that photo of you surveying it should be on the website, it's just beautiful!
Forgetting one's undercrackers? No wonder G was celebrating early, you horny pair!
Love ya! xxxxxx

Fiona said...

Chichley Lodge is a delight and what staggering views. The nosh and bolly looks very tempting, as do you my dear...love that pretty frock. Who needs knickers on a dirty weekend anyway?
xxxxxx PS Happy Birthday G.

Sara said...

What a lovely place! With a great view! Can I celebrate my upcoming birthday there too?? ~LittleMissPlump (Sara)

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

dear heavens the view!! SPLENDID!!!

Sheila said...

What a view! That's amazing. And looks like you had an awesome fun weekend. Happy early b-day to G!

Mariela said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous cabin! It looks fabulous and your wine and goodies made it all the better.

thorne garnet said...

oh, man, what a view!

The little cabin is sweet, too.

Happy Birthday, G!

Forest City Fashionista said...

That is a glorious view, but I think the little one-bedroom box was quite adorable, and it was even painted in your colours! Can't get over how much you match the landscape in the photo of you looking over the view from the Hilltop Tavern. That photo would make a gorgeous painting. Hope you had a lovely time, and Happy Birthday, G!

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday G! perfect perfect place, my kind of place, the video was fabulous! the food looked fabulous! and you looked fabulous!, the dress is perfect as are your shoes and cardi, and the hat box/luggage are so cool x x

Ivy Black said...

A stupendous view, you looking lush and with a deficit of nether garments? No wonder the cork was popped.
Happy Birthday to G.
XXXX

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Love the outfit (and seeing the dress on you--it's perfect!)...and this looks like the perfect getaway. Is there a spot in NZ that isn't totally beautiful? Gorgeous. Cheers!

Melanie said...

I loved your movie. I am a big fan of all your movies. The bird sounds are incredible and make that view 1000 times more spectacular, and hearing you and G. Happy birthday!
I want to hang-glide over that landscape - although I'd have to learn first I think.
I'm thrilled that you packed all the appropriate cottage wear. And I'd also like to live on the pub patio.

pastcaring said...

Well, I thought the first photo was wonderful, like a film still, so atmospheric and beautiful. And THEN - oh my word, you in front of that view, it's breathtaking!
What a great place, a delightful little cabin, all that fabulous food and fizzy drink, AND no knickers, the perfect weekend! I hope G enjoyed his early-birthday treat - judging by how sexaciously minxy you look, I think he will have done!
Love the frock, love the vid, love the photos, bloody love you! xxxxx

Francesca Edesia said...

You look stunning! Simply adorable with the bow in your hair! I just love those earrings! The pictures are terrific, I had so much fun looking at them. I watched the video too and for a second I was worried you might fall down the steps while filming. What a gorgeous place you live in!

Helen Le Caplain said...

What a gorgeous location - perfect for a dirty weekend away *ooher* ;)

Teresa said...

Looks like a perfect getaway spot. Is there anywhere in NZ that doesn't have an amazing view?! ;)

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

incredible spot!! wow, makes me homesick....and love that dress from karen she's one of my online faves that lovely lady x

OP SHOP MAMA said...

I'd like to watch that little video when stoned. LOL.

Camelia Crinoline said...

I want the formica table and chairs. Who needs underwear when you have frocks? That dress is gorgeous. Also gorgeous is the view.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Look at you all gloriarse & adding magic to that view. You are beautiful! I'm glad you had a weekend away....food, views, frocks & G star, sounds perfect! Xx

Terri said...

What a glorious GREEN place to forget one's underwear!

Trees said...

WOW - that view is ALMOST as spectacular as you are lovely Helga! That cottage looks so freaking adorable!! What a fun getaway:)

Sacramento Amate said...

Wonderful view, a case fuull of clothes, plenty to eat and drink, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Thank is what life is all about.
You look sooooooooooooooo wonderful.
Who needs underwear? LOL
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Grit Noack said...

that really warms my heart: two lovers in such great nature without underwear... xxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

Wow!!! What a wiew!
Xxx

Tamera Wolfe said...

A stunning stunning view made even more spectacular by you!! your outfit is just fabulous.
The lodge looks so comfy and cosy==

give G a big Birthday Squeeze for me!!

liz said...

Gooorgeous photos! Spectacular blues and greens--and your ensemble matches too! I love romantic getaways like that. :)

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You and G are so perfect!! The view looks amazing!!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I would take a dirty getaway over a romantic getaway any day :) That view is breathtaking! Glad you had a great time. PS: I love the color of your tights!

his_girl_friday said...

You and the views: Both spectacular!

Sabina said...

Just found your blog. Love your hair and your style!

Saperlotte said...

Oh wow, there is just so much to discover in one single outfit. You have one more fan now :)

xoxo, Saperlotte

The Style Crone said...

How wonderful that you had a romantic getaway, in your stunning outfit with equally gorgeous view as background. Packing with a traveling hat box is brilliant. Happy Birthday G!

Krista Gassib said...

How romantic my heart is all a flutter. Booze, food and sweet love, all my favorite things! Underwear are overated especially with a waredroube as fab as yours! What a breathtaking spot and I love hearing the birds! Happy birthday G star!
Xxxxxxoooooo

daiseedeb said...

What a wonderful spot! I"d be there in a sec! THanks for sharing your romantic get-away!!!
xoxo
d

Vintage Coconut said...

My Lord what a totally gorgeous place!!! I love the pics of you with the green green hills in the background. so "Heidi" like. hehehe