A few good things

It's been a nice week around here, for the most part. Teething + separation anxiety + trying lots of new food = some rather trying moments with the bébé, shall we say, but all is very well for the most part! Amelie is a bundle of fun (when she's not yelling at me) and only gets more so. We've worked out that she's usually in a good mood if she's out and about, so we're getting out of the house a lot – yay for the mostly nice weather we've been having! 

Coffee at Elisabeth in Kingsland. This place does desserts and they look phenomenal – very keen to return for a treat one day!

Coffee at Elisabeth in Kingsland. This place does desserts and they look phenomenal – very keen to return for a treat one day!

These two are becoming best friends and it's so lovely to watch.

These two are becoming best friends and it's so lovely to watch.

These gorgeous persimmon twigs are from our local florist, Jasmine Flora Design, who always has the most amazing flowers.

These gorgeous persimmon twigs are from our local florist, Jasmine Flora Design, who always has the most amazing flowers.

Playing with family in the sun in Parua Bay.

Playing with family in the sun in Parua Bay.

Bought this the other day and now my house smells amazing – it's the Parakeets and Pearls home fragrance.

Bought this the other day and now my house smells amazing – it's the Parakeets and Pearls home fragrance.

I read this interesting piece on the end of capitalism the other day. The whole idea that capitalism may not survive alongside new technology is so interesting to me; it means some big changes for policy (and technology maybe)? The intersection of new technology and policy is where my main interests lie, so it was particularly relevant to me, but it's a very good read regardless. I'm looking forward to checking out the book.

In other technology/art news, this made me laugh and laugh. The changing world does seem to inspire some great art. Did anyone else find the idea of Simon Denny's piece at the Venice Biennale a couple of years ago quite amazing?

Finally, if you're in Auckland the Metro Top 50 Restaurants list came out recently (aka the Bible). So nice to see some new places on the list! It's been rather stagnant the last few years. It does mean that I've now only been to a shameful 17 out of 50 though – I would say I will work on that but the baby means it's not as easy as it once was. Nevertheless, I paid a visit to Pasta e Cuore the other night and it was magnificent. Can highly recommend!