My daughter Rachel and I started off the month with a very special trip down to Wellington. We flew down for the Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show. WOW what an event this was - absolutely incredible!!!! Artists and designers from New Zealand and all around the world enter garments that are presented in a unique two hour show. We were blown away with the level of creativity and design. You can check out the winning designs here http://www.worldofwearableart.com/category/image-galleries/winners/2010-winners
That night we dined at Matterhorn Restaurant down Cuba Street, one of Wellington's well-known top restaurants and enjoyed the most divine meal. http://www.matterhorn.co.nz we highly would recommend this place if you're ever in Wellington and appreciate good cuisine.
We stayed at the Museum Hotel which is close to Queens Wharf and Oriental Parade. It's always interesting to see the art they have on display and to take in the unique atmosphere.
On the Sunday we drove out to Greytown in the Wairarapa in our very stylish rental car - a brand new Mazda 3, up and over the Rimutaku hills. We couldn't have asked for better weather - it was warm and sunny and we were in a great mood. We wandered the streets of Greytown going into every interior design, antique clothing, shoe and accessory shop possible! We definitely came away feeling very creatively charged and inspired.
It was a very memorable trip and nice for Rachel and I to spend some quality time together.