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Hello, I'm Lucy! 

Welcome to The Residents! Thanks for stopping by! I love my home town of Wellington and think it is one of the best places in the world to live (and the experts agree) - but I didn't always feel like that.  I felt confused about my place in the world in my early twenties. It turned out that all I needed to do was do a bit of digging and unearth the stories of the city to totally change my perspective.

The Residents is a resource for all to makes it easier to find out about, and connect with people & places that make Wellington awesome.  I've expanded my offering to write about beauty, fashion, food, #milleniallife and film. I also take pride in recommending only the best products and experiences. Posts go up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and occasionally Saturday. I also post weekly on the old YouTube. If you want even more extra bits, sign up for my newsletter 'The Lucy Letter', and to get in touch, you can tweet me. Elsewise, I'm usually lurking about Instagram somewhere.

Today, I live with my boyfriend, Matt, in a tiny tumbledown villa, overlooking the harbour. When I am not working as a policy advisor, I'm running around finding stories for this blog. This is the true story of a real twenty-something, living in New Zealand, and all the twists and bumps along the way. Who knows what adventure is next?! 

 

Awards

 

Top 3 selected Best New Zealand Lifestyle Blogs - April 2018

Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award 2017

New Zealand Social Media Awards Finalist 2017 - Social Good

New Zealander of the Year Nominee - Young New Zealander of the Year and Local Hero of the Year - Certificate of Achievement

Selected as 37th in the top 100 New Zealand Blogs in the World

Winner of 2016 Wellington on a Plate Social Media Takeover


PreSS

International

Blogosphere (UK) - 'Blogger Down Under' - read here (September 2016)

Vice Magazine (January 2017)

American Express Essentials - 24 hours in... Wellington City Guide and feature contributor (October- Present 2018)

 

Events & Speaking

Winetopia - Share a Glass with...The Residents (June 2018)

Chamber of Commerce Speaker Front and Centre - Story telling for a digital age (June 2018)

Queen Margaret College Careers Evening (June 2018)

Victoria University - Media Studies Honours Guest Lecture (June 2017 & June 2018)

LitCrawl 2017 - True Stories Told Live  (Key event for literary festival speaking alongside Witi Ihimaera) (November 2017)

Biz Dojo Collider Workshop - Social Media and Personal Branding (February 2017) + Influencing With Integrity - Collider x The Residents (Full Day) (October 2017)

Wellington On A Plate - 'Looking Good' Food Photography & Styling Event (August 2017)

Ministry of Veterans Affairs - Judge of Social Media Competition (June 2017)

Fantail Network - Symposium 2016 (November 2016)

Wellington Marketing Meetup - Panel Speaker - Social Media (November 2016)