NZ House & Garden x Brosa x NY Loft

Hey, Hawkes Bay people and beyond, who is coming to the Hawkes Bay NZ House and Garden tour? I will be there and cannot wait.

And while we are on the subject of the NZ House and Garden Tour, this beautiful home above photographed by the talented Brian Culy will be one that you can view here in Hawkes Bay, along with many others. The tour is also coming to four other lcoations throughout NZ during February, March and April -Hawkes Bay, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wanaka and Auckland. Honestly I wish I could get to them all.

Ive been lucky enough to have a sneak peek at some of the featured homes and seriously, you will not be dissapointed. I mean, who wouldnt want to view some of the countries most beautiful houses and gardens? There are various tickets avaliable so check here to see all of the details, and Hawkes Bay people, I will see you there. Be sure to say hi.

I am such a massive fan of Brosa. Their story really sits well with me. A store selling beautiful designer furniture directly from the maker without the hefty price tag. Cutting out the wholesalers and importers if you look at it this way. There are so many pieces that I have my eye on and you all know that I am a sucker for chairs, so above are two of my faves. Oh and are you in the market for a sofa? Brosa have some of the coolest I have seen around lately. Too many to choose from in fact.

Isnt this the most incredible New York loft belonging to interior designer Jennifer Hanlin? You know, one of those ones you see in your dreams... Young, driven and living the highlife in New York, you know? That dream! Or is that just me?

I just wanted to chat a bit before I go, I often get asked from people who have just started a new business, how to go about getting their name out there. Social media is hugely important, but I think before you launch into that, I cant stress this enough, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pay to get product shots as well as styled images. This is the most important thing for me as we are talking online here, a visual tool. Its not like people can pick up your product and have a look at it in the flesh in most cases, so to me, photography is hugely important. A cost you might be trying to avoid but for me, this is something I definitely wouldnt skimp on.

Secondly, back yourself and contact your favourite blogs. Be confident. More than likely, if you have great photos and a good product, that blogger or online influencer will be interested. I mean, if it was me, I would be sending out emails to several bloggers, crossing my fingers that one of them was interested in either blogging/photographing my product. And if they are not, you will simply recieve a thanks but no thanks. Dont let that discourage you, it just might not suit the bloggers style.

Please do flick me any questions, I am always happy to help.

Happy Thursday to you all.

Amy x

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