About

20171229_130924Hi! I’m Alanna Marise, the voice of this blog filled with travel ideas (especially within New Zealand), gardening and cooking tips!

I have always loved the natural environment, particularly beaches. I have done a small amount of international travel, but think the world is what you make it and there is a lot you can discover in your own back yard. This has meant that I have now traveled most of New Zealand and have really enjoyed almost every part of it I have been to. I think you need to be proud of where you are form, and I hope you enjoy the stories that I share on Alanna Marise about the breathtaking, stunning and fun back yard of New Zealand I live in.

It is fair to say that in my spare time I am a hobbyist. I love having a lot of things on the go and while I may not be good at finishing any of them, it sure does give me a lot to talk about. From cross-stitch to colouring in, calligraphy to day-planner scrapbooking, I have really tried it all. I love ideas, new colours, new ways of putting old elements together and seeing what others can produce. I am addicted to Kikki K and washi tape, and I hope that you can come to appreciate the beauty and reward you can get from crafting, if you do not already, through this blog.

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Of course, the domestic pleasures of gardening and cooking are also hobbies that bring me a lot of joy. I am lucky to be surrounded by a lot of brilliant cooks in my extended family, and through their inspiring journeys I have really come to love food. My partner and I love trying out new restaurants and I enjoy cooking through recipes in my many cookbooks. I will share my cooking journey with you through this blog and hopefully guide you a little bit through the often confusing and ever-changing culinary world.

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Anyone that knows me well, knows that I like to garden, and not on a small scale mind you. Many have joked and called me a ‘market gardener’ and if a few people say it, it cannot be far from the truth, right? I find gardening truly rewarding, and am slowly stashing up a variety of seeds. As it is never a 100% success rate, or so my father tells me, I thought I would share some of the do’s and don’ts I have learnt through my gardening experience.

I really share a variety of things on this blog, and if you want to follow someone that posts more than only food, or only travel posts then I am the blog to follow. Jack of all trades, and master of none right… but hey, I will have a pretty exciting story to tell!

Please follow me on this blog, either as a WordPress follower, or email subscriber. You can also follow me on instagram as lana_holla or the blog at #alannamarise. I am also on Facebook under the page Alanna Marise: Lifestyle and Travel.

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