Lucy Revill

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Lucy Revill is an award-winning content creator, who has written the blog ‘The Residents’ since 2015.  

Her blog is ranked as the third most popular lifestyle blog in New Zealand and was a finalist in the 2017 Social Media Awards in the ‘Social Good’ category. Lucy was nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year and Local Hero of the Year in 2017, and that same year won an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award for her work compiling the many unique stories about the everyday people from her hometown of Wellington and sharing them here, online. 

She’s been featured by the New Zealand Herald, Radio New Zealand, the Dominion Post, North & South and the cover girl of March 2017 Wellington Woman Magazine. In 2018, Lucy founded ‘Soap For Society’ in conjunction with Wellington City Mission to raise awareness of hygiene poverty in New Zealand. The campaign was run again in 2019 with Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington city missions.

Lucy has collaborated with brands such as Estée Lauder, Allbirds, the Interislander and Samsung. She’s also written for magazines and travel publications like Amex Essentials and Urbis. She enjoys walks in the Wellington hills, having coffee near Cuba Street, sourcing ethical fashion and eating at the cafes and restaurants always popping up around town with her handsome ginger partner-in-crime, and occasional photographer, Matt.

Your go-to brekkie is…

If I am feeling Luxe, I will pop into Commonsense in Wellington and pick up some fruit, a green juice by Havana brothers and some Little Bird unbakery cereal to eat. If I am busy and time poor (most of the time), toast with butter and vegemite. I also drink cows milk but I am planning on trying to change that after watching Forks over Knives recently.

Your go-to lunch is…

Wellington is spoilt for choice, but I have some favourites. Little Penang is great for a quick Malaysian Meal or Fishermans’s plate for Vietmanese. I love The Greek Food Truck (they’re actually going to cater my wedding) and I always enjoy O’Sushi from Moore Wilsons – the most amazing sushi in the whole city, made fresh. Mr Go’s is brilliant Asian Fusion. The Halloumi at Nikau is also EPIC!

Your go-to dinner is…

A piece of lovely Kiwi steak and some steamed veggies, or curry from Taste of India if we’re being naughty. I also love my veggie Jamie Oliver beanie bake when guests come over. It’s so easy, cheap and tastes amazing. 

Dessert or no dessert…

Yes to desert, but only for special days. I love going to get Gelato from Kaffee Eis in Cuba Street if I am at my parents place in town. Delicious!

What you reach for when a snack attack hits…

Right now I am eating Commonsense Pantry scroggin, but I often would get a one square meal bar or some fruit. If I am feeling naughty, a scone or something carby.I also love a Lemmy Lemonade made by Karma Cola, or a Garage Project beer.

Your fave foodie destination…

I wish I could say Italy because it is a very close call, and I love Italian food hugely (I studied Italian at university). But honestly? The food in the Greek Islands was just amazing. Give me Gyros!!

Three foods you can’t live without…

I love potatoes, butter and bread. Carb’s are amazing. I can’t live without them

Your ultimate foodie indulgence…

Eating dinner in a castle on my 29th birthday on the Amalfie Coast!

The recipe that’ll always get you drooling is…

Spaghetti Carbonara!!

Connect with Lucy

@lucyrevill_residents (Instagram) (Facebook)


Lucy’s Book latest publication – ‘The Residents: Made in Wellington’.

Synopsis about the book

For five years, Lucy Revill interviewed and photographed Wellingtonians on her blog, The Residents. The experience taught her about her hometown of Pōneke, its resilience, and how people’s personal style and values are reflected in their private spaces. The Residents: Made in Wellington is the culmination of this project. 

This coffee-table book shares 38 inspiring stories about how people – some prominent, some unsung heroes – have been shaped by life in the capital. With rare vulnerability, they allow Lucy into their homes, businesses and studios, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how they live and work in food, fashion, arts, small business and more. The book features Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Chris ‘Mu’ Faiumu, twentyseven names’ Anjali Burnett and Rachel Easting, Eboni Waitere of Huia Publishers, Sophie Kasoylides of The Greek Food Truck, Vijay Parbhu of Dixon Street Shoe Repairs, and Monique Fiso of Hiakai, amongst many others.

Author and Photographer Biography

Lucy Revill, a born and bred Wellingtonian, has been writing since she was eight years old. Since 2015, she has written one of New Zealand’s most popular lifestyle blogs, The Residents, and in 2017 she received an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award. She has also written for The Spinoff, Sunday Star-Times and Urbis. The Residents: Made in Wellington is her first book. She lives in Mount Victoria with her husband, Matt. 

Available at Unity Books, Iko Iko and Cranfield’s and more.
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