Why this Aucklander loves Takapuna and Devonportby Paperboy
Auckland foodie Rebecca Jones makes the most of Takapuna’s market and Devonport’s lovely library.
The Devonport ferry makes it so easy to commute to the city. I’m all about saving time, and opt for healthy convenience wherever possible. A trip across can be very therapeutic, especially on a stunning day like this.
I run Village Kitchen, a fresh meal delivery business. We cook delicious meals from scratch each day then deliver them to our customers each evening.
After food, flowers are the way to my heart. This gorgeous bouquet is from new local florist Ivy & Birch. Talented crew!
The Vic, Devonport’s very cool movie theatre, has been around since 1912. Perfect for date night.
A visit to the Takapuna Sunday morning market makes for a fun start to our Sunday. Loads of diversity, incredible produce (autumn veg in abundance!), and always a bargain to be had. Iconic Takapuna Beach – practically across the road – is brilliant for walking off pastries and other goodies consumed at the market.
White’s Dairy has the best old-school ice creams in Auckland. We love to bike down for a treat after school or after a quick swim or walk at the beach. A must-visit in Devonport.
The Devonport Library is aesthetically incredible [it was designed by Athfield Architects], fabulously stocked with something for everyone, and has great staff. I often bring my computer down to get a couple of hours of quality work in.
Home is Devonport – a great place to spend time seaside. The views of the city are spectacular along King Edward Parade but you really can’t go wrong wandering the coastline or enjoying the beaches anywhere on the peninsula.
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