There once was a girl from New Zealand….

Gin & Rosewater is my online space to share my wellness journey, as well as healthy hotspots and my favourite delicious wholefood recipes.  I created Gin & Rosewater as a recipe and lifestyle resource for anyone looking for make positive changes.  I value the importance of clean eating and healthy living, but really it’s all about a realistic balance.  There’s nothing wrong with starting the day off with a green smoothie, and ending it with champagne!

Think of Gin & Rosewater as your daily fix of the good, the must-try, and the what to avoid.  Attainable and aspirational as you build your wellness happily-ever-after.  Gin & Rosewater is about the experiences you can afford right now, with a healthy dose of the things you look forward to enjoying in the near future.

I’m Melissa, a full-time law student who is passionate about creating (and devouring) delicious food that not only looks good, but is also great for my body.  Exercise and working 1896792_10152796549432216_3142806947371905988_nout has become equally important, because as much as I can get behind a kale chip (or three), I’m also quite partial to espresso martinis.  You have to wash that kale down with something.

Travel is also something that’s always on the horizon – whether it’s a far flung destination for a few weeks, or somewhere closer to home.  I love hunting out off the beaten adventures, that don’t break the bank, and sharing them so my friends can recreate the experiences.

Beauty, fashion, homeware, entertaining, and interior inspiration fills my Instagram feed and Pinterest boards.  If you too love those things, I’ll be sure to share my genuine first-thoughts, reviews and the best of the best with readers of Gin & Rosewater.  Life is all about being lived to its fullest … every single bit of it.


I am always open for collaborations / sponsorships, so let’s talk and make magic happen.

I’d love to connect with you, so drop me a line;!


Gin & Rosewater