A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Kinfolk global seasonal dinner here in Auckland. For those who aren't familiar with Kinfolk, it is a beautiful lifestyle magazine based out of Portland Oregon. Each quarterly publication consists of ad-free pages filled with lush photography, lyrical essays, recipes, interviews, profiles, personal stories and practical tips. What sets this magazine apart is not only the exquisite design and attention to detail, but the collaborative process that evolves with each volume. Ideas are collected from a growing international community of artists, writers, designers, photographers, cooks and others who are interested in creating small gatherings and finding new things to make and do.
Since launching in 2011, Kinfolk has earned a huge global following, recently publishing its first book, The Kinfolk Table. In early 2012, Kinfolk began curating an international series of events which was also the start of the seasonal gatherings that now take place twice a year across multiple cities around the world. The Auckland dinner was one of 22 world-wide locations that participated on May 17th. The theme, L'Esprit De La Mer was brought to life by our gracious host Greta Kenyon. Passionate about Kinfolk, Greta has been working with them for more than a year hosting events. She was joined by Shay Woolford of On My Hand, who hosted another beautiful gathering at Flux Boutique in Tauranga.
I feel very lucky to have attended the Auckland dinner which was held at the gorgeous store Indie Home Collective. Surrounded by hanging Eucalyptus garlands and candlelight, we enjoyed wonderful company along with great food and wine. The delicious meal was created by Kelly Gibney and Delaney Mes. Two incredibly talented food gurus, I highly recommend you follow their blogs Bonnie Delicious and Heartbreak Pie.
The evening was captured beautifully by our host Greta Kenyon, who is a freelance photographer, along with Danelle Bohane. They have very kindly passed on these photos so that I can share a little bit of the magic with you today.
Claudia Kozub and Neel Giri, owners of Indie Home Collective