Around five years ago, I started this Blog and my Instagram georgieats as a creative outlet to share all my favourite eateries in Auckland and beyond, my travel adventures and the odd baking recipe. Trying out new cafes and restaurants is my favourite hobby and I am always on the hunt for the latest and exciting thing in Auckland.
Since then, I have also been writing reviews on Yelp and Zomato and attended some very fun events. Meeting people through these two platforms has been a highlight and I still keep in touch with some of them today.
Last year, I became an admin for NZBloggers, a group encouraging, supporting and enabling networking for bloggers and influencers in New Zealand. NZBloggers actually began in 2014, so pretty cool that it has been running for almost five years! I have helped organise and host their monthly Brunch Club events (like here and here and here), plus a few of us put on a very successful and fabulous Pink Ribbon Brunch last May.
The thing I love most about the Brunch Club and organised events is meeting people whom you follow on social media, but otherwise would not get the chance to meet. I have met many people over the last few years, and some of these people have become close friends!
After a successful year of keeping the #BrunchClubNZ tradition alive and also our announcement at our Xmas Soiree event, we have decided to turn over a new leaf for NZBloggers, by changing our brand.
While we will continue to support all of New Zealand’s Bloggers, we also want to support and enable networking for ALL of New Zealand’s Content Creators. Whether you are on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, are an Artist or a Business Owner etc. We Want to Support YOU! Everyone is welcome to join our group!
We will continue to run our monthly Brunch Club events, and plan to host other events throughout the year.
In the meantime, I thought it was high time I featured some of my Favourite Content Creators from around New Zealand, whose accounts I love to check out weekly. Hope you enjoy reading about those featured below and click on the links featured… share the love! x
Bunny Eats Design
What: Freelance Superstar / Blogger / Foodie / Graphic Designer
There’s no doubt about it, Bunny Eats Design is my favourite New Zealand Blogger of all time. In fact, Genie’s was the first blog I followed when I started my own blog and one of my sources of inspiration. She is also one of my favourite food photographers and if you check out her website below, you will see why. A few years ago, I met Genie and we have been friends ever since!
What: Sweet Toothed Recipe Maker / Blogger / Foodie / Teacher
My favourite thing about Dane’s Blog and Instagram, Baker Gatherer, is that they are both so aesthetically pleasing – I admit I love to look at both several times during the week! Dane loves to bake and has a major sweet tooth so that resonates well with me. Check out his recipes below!
Relish The Memory
What: Food Writer / Gastronomic Traveller / Foodie
I am a HUGE fan of Kate’s Instagram page, Relish The Memory. It is one account which I check out daily, especially when Kate is on holiday overseas – I like to screenshot all the cafes, restaurants and foods she is trying so I can follow in her footsteps!
Kate has degree in Human Nutrition, so life does revolve around food, and she is also a food writer, plus is part of the Metro Cheap Eats judging panel. If you are looking for a mix of travel, food discoveries and kitchen creations, then head to Kate’s Instagram stat!
No Filter Mum
What: Girl Boss / Blogger
I have had the pleasure of meeting Lisa at a few events, and my favourite thing about her and her Blog and Instagram, No Filter Mum, is that she is the most real and honest person you will ever meet – both online and offline.
Lisa also runs her own business, No Filter Co, where she sells very cool inappropriate greeting cards, mugs, prints and custom art too. Thanks to Lisa, I have an affiliate code just for you! Use “georgieats” for 10% off your next purchase at No Filter Co.
The Forest Cantina
Who: Unna (Pronounced Ah-na)
What: Cookbook Author / Stylist / Photographer
Like Baker Gatherer’s Blog and Instagram (see above), I also love to check out Unna’s Blog and Instagram, The Forest Cantina, at least once a week! Both are so aesthetically pleasing, and I dig her style… especially when she comes up with a new recipe or is doing renovations!
I also love Unna’s kitchen and the fact that she shared details and photos of the renovations, read more about that here. Unna has also done a few travel posts – my favourites being about Vietnam and Singapore, as I visited these two places last year.
Who: Sophie and Emily
What: Recipe Creators / Food & Fitness Lovers / Students
Tasty Twins are true to their name, being run by twins, Sophie and Emily, who post the tastiest looking food! I love their quick and simple dishes, plus their baking always looks mouthwatering.
Also love watching their Instagram stories, where they post ‘What We Eat in a Day’ – a good chance to get some inspiration for your meals! [Secretly hoping they start a blog featuring all their favourite recipes and meal plans…🙌🏼]
On Her Plate
What: Recipe Creator / Foodie / Designer
I met Thea a number of years ago through mutual friends and we have been friends ever since! During that time, Thea started her own blog, On Her Plate, sharing delicious, simple and affordable recipes. My favourites include her Low Fodmap Saagwala, Raspberry Custard Tarts and Peanut Butter Jelly Slice. YUM!
Thea has also since released her own e-book, namely ‘at the table‘, featuring a collection of her favourite recipes. Can confirm everything looks delicious! Check it out here.
The Style Aesthetic
What: Stylist / Event Party Hirer / Blogger / Recipe Creator
I recently discovered The Style Aesthetic on Instagram a few months’ ago, and I am so glad I did! Run by Jules, she posts everything from recipe creations, to what she is wearing, to something new she has bought or received. Even though her account is not 100% food, I do enjoy the range of content she publishes.
Occasionally, I will not watch Instagram stories as they are quite repetitive, but I enjoy watching Jules’ ones – from fast dancing with her children, to receiving deliveries, to her cooking and getting out into nature. I met Jules last year at a Mexico Tequila Tasting Event and she is lovely!
What: Recipe Creator / Vegan Foodie / Corporate Gal
While I am not vegan, I do enjoy cooking and eating vegan food. Tess’ goal is to share how easy it is to be vegan – and that it does not have to be a difficult or expensive journey.
Judging by her Instagram page, Eden Vegan, it does look easy! I absolutely love her recipes, and her photos always look fresh and colourful. Favourites include her Tempeh Poke Bowls,Banana Pops and Cacao Banana Waffles. She also has her own e-book, namely ‘Easy Vegan Eats‘. Check it out here.
What: Digital Content Manager / Blogger / Art Galley Assistant
Cass’ of CassandraMyee, is my favourite blogger when it comes to beauty. She posts everything from beauty talk and reviews, to tips, tricks and beauty hauls. Even though I mainly follow foodies on social media, I enjoy checking out Cass’ Blog and Instagram because I love her style, and her flatlays always look perfect!
What: Artist / Designer / Creative / Stylist
Evie is very talented – an artist, designer and illustrator, with a love for colour and pattern, with a bit of a retro feel. I first met Evie at a tasting event at Saan a few years ago. I instantly fell in love with her style – bold, bright and colourful – something I aspire to be! She is also a really lovely person. Since then, I have been following her Blog and Instagram, Evie Kemp, which always brights up my day. Side note: I have never actually been to Evie’s house, but I fell in love with it here.
In Rhi’s Pantry
What: Freelance Recipe Creator / Photographer / Stylist / Foodie
Rhi’s Blog and Instagram, In Rhi’s Pantry, is featured in this post because I absolutely love her recipes which are wholesome and delicious! Rhi created her brand to share her love of food, and inspire people to get into the kitchen.
I especially love watching Rhi’s Instagram stories, where she does quick videos of what she is cooking and also tips and tricks along the way. She is also a great food photographer and stylist, and along with recipe creation, Rhi runs her own freelancing business…pretty awesome considering she is only 25 years old!
Once Upon An Egg
What: Recipe Creator / Foodie / Spin Instructor
I love to bake. Mainly sweet, but on occasion a few savoury treats too. One of my favourite Blog/Instagram’s is Once Upon An Egg, where Bec shares the most delicious looking baking and dessert recipes. Favourites include her Baklava, Mint Chocolate Chip Birthday Cake and Little Molten Chocolate Cakes. Check out more of her recipes below!
Bec also attends our monthly NZBloggers events, and once even hosted a spin class for a group of bloggers, followed by brunch afterwards. [Unfortunately I missed out on this event, but super interested for it to happen again! Hint hint…]
What: Foodie / Student
I love Wellington. In particular, the city’s dining scene, attractions and vibe in general. Every time I visit, super cool places have popped up everywhere and I enjoy checking them out. If you are on the hunt for some Wellington food recommendations, then look no further than Tabitha’s Fattab Instagram page. She posts everything from brunch, lunch and dinner to after work cocktails, the best coffee spots and daily food and drink deals, so you don’t have research them for yourself!
What: Gastronomic Critical Appraiser / Foodie / Doctor
My favourite thing about Nathan’s Sapid Scoop Instagram page is his food photography – in particular the lighting. The secret to Nathan’s photos – using a mirrorless camera. In fact, I got to hold said camera last year, when he attended our NZBloggers’ Brunch Club at Meadow. It was super cool to meet him in person and chat about his photography.
Nathan’s Instagram posts are worth reading too – he publishes noteworthy content and talks about each dish in detail, which is really helpful when trying out a new restaurant or cafe!
What: Catering Superstar / Foodie
Last but not least, Hello Delicious.
I first met Maddy back in 2017 when she was working for Serious Popcorn and also had a stall at La Cigale Farmers Market in Parnell selling her muesli bowls, mini cakes and slices. Her Chocolate Caramel Slice is the best I have tasted in my life so far!
Fast forward to July 2018, Maddy went full time with her catering business, namely, Hello Delicious, where she offers a variety of morning and afternoon tea goodies, plus catering for lunches, events, bespoke cakes, and grazing tables. Can confirm her food is absolutely scrumptious, as we have ordered her food for our work morning teas!
If you are looking for a relaxed place to talk about everything related to content creation or are interested in becoming a content creator, and would like to attend upcoming NZContentCollective and Brunch Club events, follow us on Instagram to ensure you don’t miss out.
Here are our NZContentCollective event dates for the next few months:
Saturday 1 February 2020: Meet and Greet / Picnic at Cornwall Park
Saturday 21 March 2020: Brunch Club in Hamilton [venue TBC]
Thursday 26 March 2020: Interactive Night Session i.e. Cocktail Making Event [venue TBC]
Sunday 19 April 2020: Bottomless Brunch Club [venue TBC]
Keep an eye out for our Instagram posts for all the details and hope to see you there!