Weekends are made for fresh flowers – and while Flowerette is located slightly out of the Mount's main shopping hub, it's worth the trip, plus the HR-V's handy inbuilt navigation makes the drive a breeze. Choose your favourite florals, and pick up a deliciously simple mix from The Caker while you're at it. We like The Caker's Coconut Raspberry Mix. Hint: Sprinkle with rose petals for extra wow factor.
With your weekend florals sorted, hit up Heath Street Cafe for a freshly-baked scone and smooth flat white. Just one shop down from Flowerette, you won't need to give up your park! And if pastries are your weakness, call in for a heavenly croissant at Elspeth Bakery.
With the weather getting warmer, sea swims are looking even more enticing. Flag your gym mission and book in for a stand-up paddle boarding lesson with Assault Boardriding Tauranga. Soothe your tired body afterwards with a steamy dip at the Mount Hot Pools.
Get your designer fashion fix at Sisters & Co, then visit Paper Plane for stunning homewares and eclectic design – think cushions, ceramics and candles. Channel your passion for culture and peruse the unique artworks at Compose Art Gallery.