Covered in Peonies: Arrowtown, New Zealand

Monday, January 7, 2013


Peonies. They were everywhere in our wedding, made up my bridal bouquet with a few gardenias too, and what I go crazy for during Spring & Summer when they're in bloom out here. Arrowtown is absolutely beautiful -- it has one main road that's lined with bakeries and charming restaurants, white picket fences, small church steeples on seemingly every corner, brick & stone cottages, and peonies. Everywhere. I was in love. Cam, patient and wonderful husband that he is, humored me while I oooh'd and ahh'd literally every other second.


We sat outside the same darling bakery both mornings we were there, drinking cappuccinos with breakfast of warm fig & date scones served with freshly homemade jam and whipped cream.


There are so many b&b's and cottages to choose from... we spent a night in this cute one. 


27 comments:

  1. That town looks adorable!

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  2. Oh wow, everything about that place looks so freaking charming! Lovely photos—it's like I could smell the peonies of the page. I definitely need to add Arrowtown to my bucket list. What time of year were you there?

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  3. I just want you to know that i LOVE reading your blog, you are a great writer and you take the most beautiful pictures. I have always wanted to go to New Zealand, and your photos are making me want to go even more! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  4. I think I want to move there.
    LOVE - lanneybear.

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  5. That town is so cute! Love peonies.

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  6. Gorgeous shots! What an adventurous life y'all are leading! Came over from Living in Yellow and found that we are fellow military wives! Your little space here is downright beautiful!

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  7. That's a beautiful town! Looks like it would be so relaxing for a weekend away!

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  8. Peonies= Heaven! Lovely photos. New Zealand is definitely on my travel list.

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  9. wow- how romantically ADORABLE! i mean.. major swoon-age going on over here (:

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  10. Peonies are beautiful and delicate. I totally get why you freaked out over the large quantity of them... I would too. Love these shots!

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  11. Such a fabulous place! Peonies are so beautiful and smell so good!

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  12. The colors of the peonies are just so vibrant and gorgeous! It's making me wish springtime was here in New England so we could get some fresh blooms!

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  13. My all time favorite flower!!! Beautiful!

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  14. This little town looks heavenly and oh so romantic!!! Peonies are beautiful and i bet that seeing them in every corner, in every color would've brought many ooh's and ahh's from me as well.

    Every post makes me fall for New Zealand even more!
    xoxo,

    theinspirationsparks.blogspot.com

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  15. That little town looks like something out of a dream! I swear, at this point half of my "places to go" are a direct result of your travels!

    And fig & date scones! Heaven!

    Oh! And THANK YOU for the sweet card and sea glass! So beautiful I can't believe it! Someday we will definitely be sitting with a glass of wine on your vineyard :)

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  16. I'm a new follower thanks to your fabulous recipe guest post over at Living in Yellow!

    First off, I must say that all the pictures you take are absolutely gorgeous!! And those scones above look absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back and read some older posts and get to know you!

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  17. If I should ever drop off the face of the earth and you want to find me, please check here first! Thank you for sharing this amazing place covered in Amanda flowers.

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  18. Great blog! What camera/lens are you using for these and the Queenstown photos?

    Jet in Texas

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  19. Sorry, should have also included my email..

    Jet

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  20. Love your photos.

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  21. What a charming place!!!!!!

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  22. A blogger's favorite flower :) Love the shots with the drops of water on them!

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  23. I can't get over how stunning your photos are! And New Zealand is just killin' me. Since Meg Cottage is featured in this post, I have a feeling it's fate... really need to hop off your blog before I go even more insane with travel envy! ;) (But I won't go. I'm having too much fun.)

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  24. Hello again...what camera do you use for these?

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  25. Wow, so many flowers everywhere! How gorgeous!

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  26. I would have freaked out over all the peonies!!

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