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Interview with Vallkyrie

Erin Simpson

Interview with Vallkyrie

Vallkyrie has a new single out this week, so I wanted to say a big congratulations and do a little throw back to an interview I did with them last year!  Vallkyrie consists of three best mates, Omer, Rebel and Brandon, on the verge of taking New Zealand by storm. They took time out last year to grab a coffee with Erin Simpson and this is how it went.... Note: Erin was two minutes late and running as per and the three wonderful members were sitting outside ready to jump inside coz it would be quieter, and they humbly didn’t even ask...


How to Decorate a Kid's Bedroom

Erin Simpson

How to Decorate a Kid's Bedroom

Kid's rooms are usually the most fun to decorate! Creating a gorgeous sanctuary for your new baby or slightly older toddlers who are getting their first 'big kid' bedroom can be fulfilling and fun for the whole family.  Here are a few things to think about when creating a bedroom for the youngest members of your family:  Make it cosy Moving into their own room can be daunting for a child at first. Fill his or her room with their favourite soft toys, teddy bears and blankets. These toys often provide comfort and company, making children more willing to stay in their own...


Unique Table Ideas for Your Home

Erin Simpson

Unique Table Ideas for Your Home

  If you're anything like me, the dinner table is the central focus of your home. A place for friends and family to gather for good food, wine, and conversation, a decent dining room table is a non-negotiable piece of furniture, in my eyes!  If you don't have room for a dining table or you prefer to entertain in your lounge, then a great coffee table is a must have.  These days, tables are far from plain and boring - anything goes! I've rounded up the very best tables to give you some inspiration for your dining room or lounge: Geometric...


Celebrity Open Homes: Episode Two

Erin Simpson

Celebrity Open Homes: Episode Two

In my second instalment of Celebrity Open Homes, I visited broadcaster Heather Du Plessis-Allan for a tour around her converted Ponsonby cottage.  Heather's home is contemporary with a sense of history .... and is full of "dead things"! Check it out!  


Celebrity Open Homes: Episode One

Erin Simpson

Celebrity Open Homes: Episode One

Welcome to Celebrity Open Homes!  For the past few weeks, I have been darting around Auckland with stuff.co.nz filming inside the homes of some of our most well-known celebrities. Jerome and Di Kaino kindly opened up their home and showed us some of their favourite nooks and crannies. Here's what went down: