This post should really be titled “Wine, Cheese, and a French Film at a Boutique Cinema in Arrowtown, New Zealand” but this is a blog and not a book (yet!). Road tripping through New Zealand is the best way to see the country because there are so many hidden gems when you get off the beaten path. We took an afternoon trip from our base in Queenstown to visit Arrowtown. It’s really close, about a 20 km drive. Buckingham Street is small but a wonderful couple blocks of boutique shops, restaurants, and small town charm. Megan is my travel buddy and only person in the world that I know that enjoys wine and cheese plates as much as I do. Stumbling upon Dorothy Browns boutique cinema, bar, and bookshelf was basically heaven. It’s mix of romantic charm and eclectic modernism basically defined the essence of Monica in a building. We happened to be just in time for the French film (one of my favorite guilty pleasures) and had the entire living room theater to ourselves. Well us and our glasses of wine and cheese plate.