Where We Hung Our Hats in Christchurch, New Zealand

Monday, January 28, 2013


We spent the last day and night of our glorious trip in Christchurch. We had big plans to explore the city, but were so tired at this point that when we arrived at the peaceful, beautiful Lilac Rose B&B, suddenly all we wanted to do was relax, read {loved that window seat!}, play with their puppy, and drink our welcome tea outside in their beautiful garden until we walked downtown to have dinner together.


I was still working at Fox News when we covered the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, and after seeing it in person - the damage is nearly as terrible and extensive today. But it somehow doesn't take away from what a lovely city it is and one definitely worth visiting. And! You have to stay at the Lilac Rose B&B! I was dying over their rose and flower gardens, heated bathroom floors, organic local bath products, comfy robes, wrap-around porch, the softest down comforter bed that we slept like babies in, french doors, homemade tea, and beautiful home & hospitality. 


Cutie on the porch!


23 comments:

  1. This B&B is adorable! I studied abroad in Auckland a few years ago and fell in love with New Zealand, especially the south island. It is gorgeous! Hope you had a good time!

    X Kenzie

    www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

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  2. Beautiful post, as always :)

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  3. Stunning! I NEED to go to Christchurch!

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  4. This place is stunnning! It looks like a the perfect spot for a relaxing stay.

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  5. This B&B looks absolutely lovely and the gardens are wonderful! I love staying at B&Bs... there's usually something so homey and comforting about them that make them so much more comfortable than hotels.

    xx
    Melanie

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  6. Wow, this is seriously stunning mands!!! and you captured it perfectly:) 2 things...just stuck our Christmas card in the mail for you, so it should arrive shortly {sorry for the delay, hehe!}....secondly, i'm emailing you cause Kevin and I have some crazy news to share with you guys! {and no, it doesn't involve babies, haha!!!} Love YOU!

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  7. I love that the New Zealand posts keep on coming! :)

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  8. This place is basically my dream. :) Your photos are incredible.

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  9. Oh your photos!!! I still cant get over them! Love this post, and all those flowers have me swooning!

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  10. i don't think i would have left that window seat or porch

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  11. So picturesque! Did you go while it was spring or summer down there?

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  12. so lovely! photo are stunning as usual!

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  13. This is so perfect! I must visit! :)

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  14. That first photo is beautiful. Love how you got the open gate in there. Makes it looks so inviting!

    I bet it smelled amazing with all those flowers!!

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  15. those flowers are amazing. i hope all these places you photograph and blog about give you discounts on return stays! :)
    miss you!
    ps. SR pod moved around. Guess who now resides in the Amanda Wayne Marshall desk? THIS GIRL. There is even still a photo of Fiji staring at me ... so thanks for that.
    oh and it's weird sitting this close to doug. really.

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  16. Oh my!!! Seriously GORGEOUS!!!!! WOW!

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  17. What a beautiful country!! I bet you had an amazing time on your trip!

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  18. Beautiful!!! Such a lovely place! We are planning to visit NZ next December, I will need to contact you for all the insider info you have before!! Wonderful pictures as always!
    Kristina x

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  19. How beautiful!! Was that an english cream golden retriever? Looks like Hope! (But a bit more golden :))

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