Happy Waitangi Day to all my Kiwi readers. Just a quick post today with a distinct and beautiful New Zealand flavour. Tracey Tawhiao is an incredible artist who I discovered while visiting a favourite haunt of mine - FG Smith Eatery.
Her art featuring amazing Maori designs painted on brown paper hangs on the wall in the cafe, and you can also find it on the windows of Aroha & Friends next door. If you live, or are visiting Hawke's Bay make sure you pop in and check it out - 9a/9b Ossain Street, Ahuriri, Napier.
And if you are a Bay chick, have you got your Autumn Salon tickets yet? A night just for the girls held at Smiths Eatery, there will be food, music, art, performance and free stuff! Stylist, Sarah Bell, with photographer and hair stylist, Pamela Tinning, will be showing us this winter's fashion; Textile designer, Nikki Gabriel, will showcase her new winter collection of knitwear; and Tracey Tawahiao will present her poetry and a new wearable collaboration with Melaina Newport of Aroha & Friends.
Tickets are limited to 60, I've got mine, get in quick to get yours. It will be a fabulous evening.