DECEMBER 2014 Bayleys  
 
 
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Merry Christmas

Well another year nearly over and the housing marketing continues to keep steady with great sales occurring throughout the North Shore – how long will it continue – for as long as people need to buy houses and there is a shortage of homes would be the rational answer – so if you are thinking that 2015 might be your year to sell – check our out Big Call 2015 offers and give me a buzz – but with all real estate matters aside, Christmas is just a few days away and I hope you all have a wonderful time with family and loved ones and that you have a safe and happy New Year – me, well I will be working over the holiday period so if you see anything that tickles your fancy in the new listings below – and there are some crackers!! (excuse the pun)– do give me a buzz – but to aid your Christmas along please do check out the wonderful recipes below, together with our selection of tipples and reads and all things good – and if you happened to miss our Designer Christmas Fair this year, held on 9th December – do diarise it now for next year – we had a phenomenal evening in aid of Cure Kids and raised $5479.00 as proceeds to go to this Charity – we met Tiffany and her daughter Eva – who are remarkable and joyous and so spirited – it was an absolute treat to be associated with this great cause.

Our last newsletter of the year but look forward to seeing you in 2015 – have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Regards,
Jackie Smith
Residential Salesperson

 
 
 

Key Articles

 
   

HOTTER DAYS AND A HOT PROPERTY MARKET TO MATCH

The christmas and new year holiday season brings with it the opportunity to step out of the fast lane and recharge the batteries. more

 


   

Living Edge - You've made your bed!

Probably one of the most common questions I am asked as an Interior Stylist is “Do you make your bed like this every day?”

And the answer in short is yes. Admittedly perhaps not the exceptionally full beds with double-duvets, three blankets, six pillows and a bunch of scatter-cushions, but every day without fail, I make my bed before leaving the house.
The duvet is tossed into the air, floating down upon the bed (evenly on both sides of course), the euros puffed and pulled taught at their points, standing tall at the back with my standard pillows stacked neatly on top of each other. The blanket is folded in half, or thirds, depending on the season (yes, really. There is method to the madness however, as it is much easier to pull half the blanket up and over myself when IN the warm delicious cloud I am currently encased in, than it is a wrestle with the thirds, ultimately getting tangled, resulting in the need to GET OUT of bed into the cold. Perish the thought!). more

 


   

Jackie's Recipe for the Month
Glazed Christmas Ham
By Grant Allen

Buy a 3-5kg Ham with the bone in.
- Carefully remove the skin, leaving the fat layer intact.
- Make a glaze with a cup of apricot jam, a cup of orange juice and a cup of raw sugar - blitz this in your food processor.
- Set the oven to medium.
- Criss Cross the outer fat layer of the Ham with a knife, trying not to cut through to the meat layer.
- Dot the intersecting Cut lines with whole cloves.
- Sit the Ham in a big roasting tray.
- Pour over the glaze, put into the oven and every 10 minutes, open the oven and spoon the glaze over the ham.
- After about half an hour the ham should be coloured and gorgeous - leave longer if it is not and keep basting till it is.
- Remove the ham and put it on your serving plate.
- Now whatever liquid glaze is left in the pan, reduce over heat, till it thickens up to a real syrup consistancy - be careful - you don’t want to turn it to toffee.
- Once thick, pour this over the Ham to coat and further glaze - again, be careful, this caramalized syrup has big burn potential.
- Decorate the end of the Harn with herbs and ribbons to make it
celebratory.
Allow at least 200gms of Ham per person for a generous serve
(Serves 15-25) more

 


   

Wine match to go with the Christmas Ham
Supplied by Mike Wheeler from Mills Reef

The latest release & a welcome return to the Mills Reef camp is a stunning 2013 Reserve Gewürztraminer from Gisborne

The grapes for this aromatic variety were grown on a gently sloping north facing vineyard on the renowned Patutahi Plateau, Gisborne, which enjoys warm sunny days and cool nights. After a glorious summer, the fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness of 23 Brix in late March. There was high expectation that a stunning wine would ensue, and indeed it was!

This powerful yet elegantly styled Gewürztraminer offers attractive rose petal, lychee and Turkish Delight aromas. The palate exudes an unctuously smooth oily texture, lovely fine freshness, and delightful spicy apricot and melon flavours. Enticing! Immensely enjoyable on its own, whilst preparing dinner & exquisitely paired with Jackie’s Glazed Ham on Xmas Day.

That said I would highly recommend it sitting on the deck at the bach or in front of the tent or caravan at the beach while enjoying your leftover Xmas Ham Sandwich.

Available from Mairangi Bay Fine Wines.

Have a fantastic holiday season & enjoy your wine sensibly.
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Alona's Restaurant Review
Armadillo Cafe in Rothesay Bay

Found this fabulous cafe for breakfast and lunch, well worth a visit, food and coffee is great and love the retro decor. Situated on the corner of Lyons Ave and Beach Rd.

I would also like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. more

 


   

Jackie's New Listings Coming on the market over the Xmas Period:

11 St Ives Terrace, Mairangi Bay
131C Kowhai Road, Mairangi Bay
9a Olwyn Place, Greenhithe

Please phone Jackie on 021 505 520 for further details. more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feature Property

 
 
 

Schnapper Rock

25 Schopolo Place

Situated on a high and elevated position and with ever changing vistas of Lucas Creek, this waterfront 1500m2 (more or less) site is the perfect position for this single storey 2007 Sovereign built family home.
Built to take full advantage of the water views, the indoor/outdoor living flows seam... more

 
 

Castor Bay

32 Peter Terrace

Situated in this much sought after locale on a 814sqm (more or less) site this home is sure to delight those families requiring space and opportunity to enjoy all that the North Shore has to offer. With close proximity to both Kennedy and Centennial park and with easy access to the village of Mai... more

 
 

Dairy Flat

78 Kingscliff Rise

Situated in the prestigious Goodland Country Estate this Cranston 2006 Master Builder Gold Award winning home is available for the very first time - reluctantly our vendors are relocating and they leave behind them a much loved and planned home - from its inception the home was designed to offer ... more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Listings

 
 

Riverhead

112 Pohutukawa Parade

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Browns Bay

114 Nigel Road

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Okura

173 Vaughans Road

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Greenhithe

177A Upper Harbour Drive

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Takapuna

18B Hart Road

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Takapuna

21 Manurere Avenue

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Greenhithe

216 Greenhithe Road

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Torbay

27 Cliff Road

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Coatesville

27 Collings Drive

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Torbay

290 Glenvar Road

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Torbay

2B Auld Street

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Milford

3/3 Prospect Terrace

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Schnapper Rock

25 Schopolo Place

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Greenhithe

38 Rame Road

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Browns Bay

39 Malters Place

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Mairangi Bay

474 East Coast Road

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Mairangi Bay

61A Penzance Road

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Browns Bay

64 John Downs Drive

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Recent Sales

 
 

Greenhithe

19 Marae Road

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Greenhithe

2 Te Wharau Drive

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Greenhithe

3 Thomas Hunter Lane

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Greenhithe

8 Ashurst Lane

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Mairangi Bay

48 Whitby Crescent

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Castor Bay

81 Braemar Road

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