From Our Home to Yours
I could not think of a better way to start but to say ‘THANK YOU’ for the past six months. Thank you for supporting us when we were unable to open. Thank you for supporting us once we opened and thank you for continuing to support us through all the lockdown levels since!
We've been overwhelmed so often by the level of generosity and kindness you have all shown us. We couldn’t have done it without you continuing to flow through our doors, each and every day. Because of you, our community, we are still here and going stronger than ever.
I also want to thank our amazing team, for without them and the hard work they willingly give, despite the stressful situations we've navigated together, we would not be thriving again. THANK YOU ALL!
A Little Bit of Old and Something New
During the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns we began to refine what was really important to us. For us it always comes back to enjoying real food, made by hand. No pretences, no preservatives, no additives. Simple, good food, that nourishes the soul and the body, shared with friends and family.
We also took time to think about others around New Zealand that might share the same values and love this land as much as we do. Over the last couple of months we have had the pleasure of seeking out like-minded producers, who either through adversity or passion, have developed beautiful products that we love.
It’s still a work in progress but on Friday 3rd October we opened a retail store in our back room and unveiled a huge picture of Lyall Bay from Christmas day 1926. Our building was originally three separate shops, designed in 1925 by the Ockenden family and so we felt that a picture from that time would be a fitting way to honour the history of the building and the Bay.
Over the coming months we will profile each of the producers we are stocking, sharing their stories and why we love their products. Keep an eye out for tasters and testers when it’s a food story!
We love the transformation (there's more to come...) and hope that you will too. Pop into the back room when you're next here, say hi and have a look around. You may even find a little bit of Elements you can take home with you.
Have a wonderful spring,