Each week, The Residents asks a Wellington local to describe their typical, capital day.
7:00 - Wake up - I am very lucky because right now I live at home so my mum makes my breakfast everyday. Because I own my own business I am always on my email on my phone. On a week day dad drops me off at work around 8:15 on the terrace and I start the day off by doing administration (like making orders, writing down ideas, tidying up) before the shop opens. I like this time to day dream. I was never a big day dreamer when I was younger but it's now when I come up with my best ideas.
On a weekend day I would ideally text one of my friends and walk up Mount Kau Kau together, near Khandallah. Then we would go out afterwards and grab a coffee and yarn at Dunshea's Deli.
10:00 - If it's a store day, I vacuum 15 minutes before I open at 10. If it was a day where I could do whatever I wanted, I would go to Dunbar Sloane's with my Dad. On a Monday you look around, and on Tuesday people bid. I always used to end up with way too much stuff I didn't need - but I love it there.
12:00 - Life is too short not to take a lunch break. I like meeting my mum for lunch. It's one of the best things in life.
I would eat avocado on toast at Customs - I love everything about that place. The decor. The different coloured tiles on the floor. Duncan and Tim there are awesome. I know avocado on toast is a bit cliche but it is seriously delicious. Custom's just nails doing simple things really well. Not many people can do that. I love simple, beautiful things.
1:00 - I would go and see Prak at Precinct 35 and talk for a while. I love reading the books in there.
2:00 - I would pop back into Caughley on a week day, or I might do a class at Les Mills.
3:00 - If it was not a shop day, in the afternoon, I would walk everywhere around Wellington with one of my friends. We would walk all the way through the botanical gardens together, and end up in Aro Valley and go for a beer at Garage Project. I probably like the idea of drinking beer more than drinking beer itself.
6:00 - After a long day on the shop floor, I need to leave and get a wine with one of my girlfriends. I can be found at the Bresolin with a fried chicken burger and a pinot noir sometimes! I really like their outdoor under cover area. If I wasn't paying the bill, I would also go to White-bait on Chaffers - I love the installation on the ceiling. Fish is one of my favourite things. I also love Rams on Cuba Street - their chilli dumplings are amazing.
8:00 - I do more emails and work at home - I try and switch off at the end of the day but it is hard. Being social is my way to switch off.
10:30 - I have to have a lot of sleep. Ideally I would love to be in bed at 9:30 but it doesn't happen like that often to be honest. I am often out at night, making connections. That can be great for the shop too though and sometimes those people can unintentionally be your best customers.