Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s not the start of a week. It’s not even close to the start of this week today, but things came up and I’ve been busy for the last two days so let’s just pretend it is.
- The new Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+. I’ve got the Flyknit trainers in the black/white and they’re pretty much the most comfortable shoes I own. I haven’t tried these new ones with the Lunar sole, but I’ve been told they wear like a dream. Plus, they come in a hot pink which is you know, ‘hype’ or whatever. Personally, I’m not nearly cool enough or confident enough to wear hot pink sneakers right now (or maybe ever… So hard to say) but the black/grey or the blue pair might just be the ticket.
- So I don’t know if you’ve ever worn modal before, but it’s a semi-synthetic fabric that is made using cellulose from (often) beech trees and it feels amazing. I have this one 50% modal, 50% cotton tee that I have which is about 5 years old and it feels like I’ve been swathed in the soft, warm hand of god or something. That’s if I believed in god. I don’t know. That’s a whole other conversation. Anyway, AS Colour have just added a couple of new 100% modal pieces to their collection, in the form of a scoop neck tee and a singlet. Personally, the tee is more me. It’s definitely a women’s tee – the short sleeves, thin (semi-sheer depending on the colour) modal and low neckline aren’t going to sit well on a guy – and it comes in four colourways: maroon (shown above on the lovely Erin Lawson from Clyne), mustard for the brave, black for the boring (that’s me!) and a light grey marle. Personally, I think size up so it fits slightly looser, but you know, that’s just me. The only downfall? It doesn’t come in white. (Too see-through, apparently.) Grab one for yourself (or your girl) here.
- The salmon baguette (I can’t remember what they call it on the menu, but you’ll figure it out) at Foxtrot Parlour (7 Richmond Road, Ponsonby – as part of Ponsonby Central) is something I had for lunch on Monday and it was so good. As you can see in my instagram above, it had a tonne of avocado and cured salmon and greens and aioli and the baguette was warm and buttered on the inside. Delicious. And in related news, I had the coddled eggs there the other day (with salmon instead of bacon) and it that was also pretty yum (see below). And in other related news, I notice they have a Kapiti ice-cream fridge and you can get ice-cream in a cup with your choice of toppings, much like you do when you get that froyo, Kiwiyo stuff, except better because I don’t like frozen yoghurt or yoghurt in general. The end.