Cool NZ Books

Do you like non-fiction?

I have to say I prefer non-fiction books so I do not have many fiction books to share here. However I guess that may change one day. I thought it would be good to share some non-fiction books that I have discovered. Many with amazing photography of course and all NZ based books.

Bach & Beach HouseĀ 

With inspiring recipes by Niki Bezzant and photography by Ian Baker

It is easy to see why I love this book as you flick through the pages and and discover colorful summer recipes mixed with beach and bach themed photography to instantly make you feel relaxed with the feel of summer.

From breakfast recipes to satisfy any hunger before you walk down and dip your feet in the sea to summer lunch ideas and platters to share with tasty BBQ recipes to be followed by fresh and yummy desserts to end that perfect summer day.

The photography glides you through with a mix in image of bach, beach and a NZ summer holidays.

Big Ideas for a Small Garden

A fresh and modern book with lots of great garden design ideas by Carol Bucknell and & Sally Tagg.


This is the gift that keeps on giving with hours in the deck chair enjoying flicking through the pages while getting lots of inspiration for my small garden.


The book comes with lots of beautiful garden photography while giving and showing ideas to

create a magical small garden. In this book you will find ideas on garden art, and outdoor decor, garden furniture, containers perfect for growing in small spaces and so much more. If I was to give this book a

star rating from my experience it would be 5 + and makes a perfect gift for someone who loves to garden, has a small section or even apartment with a small area for plants. Great book.