The Majestic Manuka

Continuing on with our Flower Portrait Series, Serena Stevenson visited the beautiful Alia De Jaltasyrras, food extraordinaire and owner of The Little Grocer. Alia is a vibrant part of the Grey Lynn community and shares with us her favourite bloom:

"Manuka flower's vibrant bolt of colour and abundance of dainty flowers fill me with joy every time I see them (love the Kingsley St patch!!)

Last week I was deep in the bush in Coromandel with my daughter, my mother and our whanau. That is my home. This week I am back in my sweet corner of Grey Lynn which is also home. This community is my whanau.

Recently I catered a local event and the client said she couldn't be home at delivery time. Her words. "The key is in the gumboot and the money is on the bench, let yourself in, and thank you."

That's the community I live in. I am blessed."
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