The Good Life

State Of Undone

State Of Undone

It’s that time of the week when words like ‘deadline’, ‘time’, and the phrase “yes, no problem”, start to compete for importance with words like ‘release’, ‘simplicity’ and ‘just the necessity’. The need to uncoil after a long week starts when I arrives home: bag down, jeans off, hair out….

Natural Beauty: Avocado Face Mask

Natural Beauty: Avocado Face Mask

As part of an ongoing series in collaboration with Glasshouse Salon, we’re bringing you simple beauty recipes you can make at home with everyday natural ingredients. It’s the perfect way to make sure you know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin, and avoid unnecessary chemicals. Harnessing the glorious green power…

Homemade Raw Snickers Bars

Homemade Raw Snickers Bars

These extremely decadent, deliciously chewy, caramelly, nutty raw sweet treats were stumbled upon in my kitchen as a happy consequence of raw cheesecake unbaking gone wrong. I ended up with cashew butter instead of the filling I was attempting to make… but I’m not upset about this in the slightest…

Espresso Martini For Two

Espresso Martini For Two

Whether you’re celebrating with your lover, or another, there’s nothing quite like a stiff drink to end the week/kick off your weekend. I recently discovered espresso martinis made with Kokako cold brew at their cafe in Grey Lynn. They’re not on the menu unfortunately, but something that the team there…

Love By The Book

Love By The Book

Books for lovers – lovers of life, lovers of cities, lovers of history, lovers of words. Who cares about your bed, make what’s on your bedside table count this Valentine’s. (We all know reading is sexy, anyway). Persuasion – Jane Austen There is no love story greater than this. Every…

Finding Happiness In Little Things

Finding Happiness In Little Things

A cute little illustrated guide to the small but important things in life, drawn exclusively for Undone by the multi-talented 19-year-old Connie McDonald. Happy Thursday! x

The Wednesday Post

The Wednesday Post

Book girls have three pretty huge things to celebrate today… First, we got a new Undone Girl, Hannah-Rose and she is the bees knees when it comes to literature (and fashion, and food, and very cool other stuff). First book-babe post coming very soon! Second, Lena Dunham gave us a…

Undone Girl: Hannah-Rose Yee

Undone Girl: Hannah-Rose Yee

Meet our fashion/food/book-loving Undone Girl Hannah-Rose and stay tuned for her smart, stylish literature-y posts on Undone Journal… I am a writer. I live in Sydney. I blog too, sometimes too much. I like pottering about in my kitchen while listening to noughties R’n’B really loudly. I love travel. I have written for…

Lu Diamond Bouquets + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Lu Diamond Bouquets + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Okay last Undone Valentine’s Day giveaway – but definitely not least! This one’s a bit special as it’s just for Auckland folk (sorry sorry!) and we’ll be drawing it a couple of days before Valentine’s Day to ensure we have time to organise delivery. Regular readers/followers of Undone will know…

Love Mist + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Love Mist + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

We’re feeling a little romantic this year, and since we sadly don’t have Valentines of our own to shower with love tokens (sad face), we thought the next best thing would be to give our lovely readers the treats instead! (Happy face!) We have a whole pack of V Day…

Mango, Coconut & Bee Pollen Smoothie

Mango, Coconut & Bee Pollen Smoothie

This smoothie is a heavenly, creamy way to start your day or as an excellent afternoon energy boost. It tastes exquisite and looks beautiful. Inspired by traditional indian lassi, I’ve boosted its goodness by adding bee pollen, which is rich in B vitamins and nourishing minerals. Turmeric is also added…

A Fresh Look At Dried Flowers

A Fresh Look At Dried Flowers

Dried flowers have a certain stigma that probably manifested itself in the musty potpourri bowls of houseproud homemakers in the 80s and 90s. But if you ask me, a dying bloom is not deserving of this reputation. Air drying is the traditional way of drying flowers, the petals will shrink…

Undone Girl: Yasmine Ganley

Undone Girl: Yasmine Ganley

Meet our beautifully graceful, word-loving Undone Girl Yasmine and stay tuned for her thoughtful, feminine and inspirational posts on Undone Journal… Something that most people don’t know about me is that I’m actually a trained contemporary dancer. I studied at the New Zealand School of Dance and was a founder…

The Cat’s Meow

The Cat’s Meow

As devoted followers of classic cinema and music and of cute kittens, it would have been negligible of us not to make mention of The Cut’s recent AMAZING post, titled ‘Most Fabulous Famous Cat Ladies Of All Time’. Some lucky soul got to spend what was surely a lengthy amount…

Natural Beauty: Bath Bags

Natural Beauty: Bath Bags

As part of an ongoing series in collaboration with Glasshouse Salon, we’re bringing you simple beauty recipes you can make at home with everyday natural ingredients. It’s the perfect way to make sure you know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin, and avoid unnecessary chemicals. Bath bags are an…

The Sherbet Cone

The Sherbet Cone

My favourite flower of the moment is the native Mexican flower, Dahlia… They come in just about every colour, shape and texture, and look like something you’d buy in a candy shop. To make your own delicious Sherbet Cone, find a mini cone-shaped vase – choosing a V-shaped vase makes…

Rhubarb & Black Doris Plum Cake

Rhubarb & Black Doris Plum Cake

Plums are beautiful at the moment so here’s a cake that involves them in all their glory… Rhubarb & Black Doris Plum Cake 8 stalks of rhubarb, washed, trimmed and cut into 2cm chunks 1 cup orange juice 150g butter, softened 150g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 organic…

Saturday Night Lyrics: Superstar, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth

Saturday Night Lyrics: Superstar, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth

‘Superstar’, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth Long ago, and oh so far away I fell in love with you before the second show Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear But you’re not really here, it’s just the radio Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby? You said…

Terrarium Love

Terrarium Love

Well, before everyone was after a miniature landscape for their mantlepiece, my mother showed me how to make a terrarium. When we took family road trips there was always an obligatory detour down a side road and into the bush to fossick for a few wee seedlings and a little…

Undone Girl: Alice Lines

Undone Girl: Alice Lines

Meet our super creative and totally babein Undone Girl Alice and stay tuned for her eyecatching and inspirational posts on Undone Journal… By day I work at homestyle magazine. I don’t have a quirky story about how my job came about, but after working for six years as art director, and now as editor, I have grown…

Sunflower Seed Pate & Nori Rolls

Sunflower Seed Pate & Nori Rolls

I love warm weather. I love the way it transforms the mood of everyone around you. I love shaking off all the layers of winter clothing and I LOVE the things I instinctively want to eat in summer. Auckland’s beautiful weather has me craving all things fresh, crunchy and raw….