Here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, summer is an exciting time of the year. It brings with it many celebrations. Most importantly it gives us time to relax, unwind and reflect on the year that was. Like most Kiwi’s a lot of that time will be spent, out of their hometown mainly near beaches and occupying the family bach, (pronounced batch).
A term that we Kiwis commonly use for a holiday place or home.
The Bach (pronounced Batch) is often located by the sea, river, lake, or forest. The classic kiwi bach is where memories are made.
Memories and special moments that as children will be remembered forever. It is a time that we get to spend creating those memories with whānau and friends.
Our Bach Life series is a reflection of capturing those special moments by showcasing a collection of simple, contemporary style earrings. Ideal for Christmas day functions and the many BBQs you’ll attend during the Summer.
With a variety of styles and colours including the black wood and resin drop earrings and the rounded white tip recycled tyre earrings, you are bound to find the perfect pair to accompany your summery outfit and stand out in the whānau (family) photos.
- After World War II, early settlers and farmers designed and built small cabins and sheds from recycled materials like corrugated iron and timber to create the first style of baches.
- Access to electricity and water was limited. Toilets were separate and set outside and called long drops. Styles of which are noted in many camping sites in the country.
- Baches were furnished with second-hand furniture and nothing matched.
- These days, most baches are more modern-style beach houses.