“I can’t live without good friends, contact with family, amazing travel experiences and great food always”.
Instagrammer, blogger and PA to the stars, Annmaree Bancroft has a CV that many of us would envy. Combining her passion and love of photography, food and travel she boasts a staggering number of followers on Instagram and is the guru behind the NZBWN social media team but where did this all start?
Annmaree grew up in Auckland in the Eastern suburbs, and first travelled at the age of 12 to a wedding in Texas, via LA. She describes being “mesmerised” by the USA and a subsequent trip to Japan further cemented her love of travel.
Whilst completing a Hotel industry certification at Manukau Institute of Technology her curiosity regarding travel and different cultures grew. Her first ever job as a secretary at an English language school fed this fascination, where she was responsible for organising a variety of afternoon activities for foreign students.
Being a homebody at heart, Annmaree had always been reluctant to relocate, but when her boyfriend announced he wanted to move to London she was given the push she needed. Unfortunately, the relationship broke up after a year and a half and she admits that she felt very “lonely” but didn’t want to come home whilst she “hated” London. Sleeping on friends’ floors and sofas, Annmaree was determined to make memories before she considered returning to NZ.