As the weather grows warmer and the beach beckons, how many of us are wondering what are the hotspots and best events to be checking out in Auckland this Summer? Well we may just have some ideas for you! Recently we caught up with Auckland based couple-about-town, Myles Taylor and Rosalie Burns to find out all about who they are, what they do, Auckland life as a twenty-something, and their plans and tips for the great New Zealand Summer!
So Myles and Rosalie, let’s start with the beginning of your story, how did you guys meet?
Myles: I’m a DJ, so take a guess? ;P
Rosalie: The club of course! But it took a few months before we finally had our first date. Why? Because I gave Myles the wrong cellphone number. Whoops! Luckily I managed to bump into him again to set things straight. Not long after we went for Japanese and fell for each other instantly.
And what are you guys up to at the moment workwise?
Rosalie: Currently I am working at Showroom 22, it’s fashion PR and I absolutely love it! The girls I work with are super lovely and my job definitely keeps me on my toes. Myles does more things than I can keep track of…
Myles: Couple things, my main gig now is managing the drinks brand Phoenix. But on top of this, I throw parties under ‘The Black Club’, run a live music showcase series for up-and-coming local artists under the banner ‘Merci Motel’. And I also do sustainable packaging using paper made from stone, the company is naturally called ‘Stone Paper Packaging’.
So you guys are of course Auckland based, what is the best thing about living in this city
Myles: That there are a million beaches within a two hour drive from town, so you get enough city but in a half hour drive over the Waitake’s you’re in another world. We also love the cafe culture, especially our local, the one and only Honey Bones in Grey Lynn!
And what does an average weekend hold in store for you two?
Rosalie: Wine, Piha, surf, antipasto platter, wine and Myles’ ‘Pinot Noir and Black Coffee’ playlist…
That sounds pretty ideal to us, we’ll have to give that playlist a listen!
Tell us, what are the top tips/secret spots in Auckland for a 20 something?
Myles: We will tell you some urban ones for free, but the best ones (all at Piha) are ours only! Firstly, top of Mt Eden was our main spot, until they stopped you driving all the way up... now we are sadly too lazy for it!
Rosalie: Sentinel bay (on full tide only) is a great place to sit on the wharf, soak up the sun and have a drink.. Another great spot is under the Harbour Bridge on the North Shore side, if you can find your way there!
Summer seems to be fast approaching (finally), what do you two have planned?
Myles: Yeah can’t wait! Piha obviously, then camping up at Whananaki and then Mathesons Bay - just hanging out with friends and whanau.
Myles, as a DJ (MacMylo) you must be pretty busy over the Summer with gigs and events, what are you most looking forward to?
Myles: Yup for sure, well I’m playing Springbreak in Rarotonga next week. After that it’s the Heineken Urban Polo all around the country which will be awesome!
So other than those 2 are there any other Summer events coming up that we should be snapping up tickets for and putting in our 2018 diaries?!
Myles: Laneway, I mean Anderson Paak is there, so it’s a no brainer. Plus we are doing Jack Johnson at Villa Maria which should be pretty awesome. And of course Splore is always a must!