Creatrice Mondial
Ilene Squire
People Who Inspire

A Conversation with Ilene Squires, Photographer

By On November 10, 2014

I’m in love with the concept of it. The initial set up, focus, and then click of the camera. And then poof!, out pops a gorgeously curated, perfectly captured image. Of course,… Read More

distant dreamer

A Letter to A Distant Dreamer

By On November 4, 2014

Dear Wandering Soul, You’ve drifted a long ways. All the way from the coast of Florida to the shores of Auckland, New Zealand. You’ve stepped off the plane, taken a look around,… Read More


Overcoming Adventure Envy

By On October 24, 2014

You know that feeling. The one you get in the pit of your stomach, usually brought on by a glimpse of something spectacular: a tropical beach, a medieval castle, a hidden temple,… Read More


New Heights: Views from the Auckland Sky Tower

By On October 22, 2014

There she is. The crowning feature of the city skyline, piercing the blue sky with her needle-like top. The Auckland Sky Tower is the epi-center for thrill seekers and casual visitors alike.… Read More

Auckland Seafood School
Food + Drink

Smoking Hot Success at the Auckland Seafood School

By On October 20, 2014

They call it the City of Sails… and with all those boats, and all that water, you can bet there’s some pretty fantastic seafood. As I mentioned in my first impressions of… Read More

moving abroad

6 Emotional Stages of Moving Abroad

By On October 17, 2014

We’ve all heard of the 5 Stages of Loss and Grief, haven’t we? Anyone who’s seen the movie “On Golden Pond” is familiar with this concept. We go through five emotional stages… Read More

Food + Drink

A Day Trip to Waiheke Island

By On October 15, 2014

The breeze was crisp, whipping my hair around my face. This did little to help shelter my eyes from the sun however, and for a moment I regretted leaving those sunglasses back… Read More


First Impressions: Auckland

By On October 13, 2014

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have started our descent. In preparation for landing, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Make sure your seat belt… Read More


Awakening: New Zealand

By On October 10, 2014

AWAKENING | NEW ZEALAND 4K from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films on Vimeo. If you’re reading this, I’m waking up in New Zealand. After all that time waiting, and a ridiculously long… Read More