Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Napier Weekend

A few weeks ago we decided to plan a midwinter mini holiday to coincide with Glenn's birthday so this past weekend we headed up to Napier, our favourite seaside city. What a contrast to our summer break there earlier in the year, but at least we left the rain behind us at home.

We chose to stay at the Masonic, Napier's Art Deco Hotel, where all the rooms are in Art Deco style, and it's location is just perfect for checking out the local sights.

Napier has some lovely shops including one right by the hotel called Beija Flor, which stocks lots of beautiful jewellery, including my favourite, Pandora.  Pandora has recently released a new solid silver bracelet so I couldn't resist getting one and a new Murano glass charm.

Hannah had a couple of activities she wanted to try out this weekend including Mini putt golf, she even scored a hole in one!

There always so much to see and do in Napier. We spent ages Saturday afternoon on the Bluff Hill lookout, watching over the Port of Napier, where a huge boat was being pushed out of the port by two little tug boats, and then another large container ship was guided into the port.

Of course we had to try out a few of our favourite restaurants and cafes.

Too soon our little break was over and it was time to head back home again. 

See you soon x


Elizabeth said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm thinking of buying another charm for my Pandora when we go to Sydney for 10 days next month.

Lesleyanne said...

Great pictures from your mini break. Looks like you had a lovely time.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely holiday.xx

Marilyn said...

It looks like a great place to spend time.
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful photos and glad you got to have a holiday. Your bracelet and charm are so pretty:)
love Annette

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Katrina. It looks like a great place to visit.

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks like a wonderful holiday, I have only been to Napier once and thought it beautiful!!

Maggee said...

How nice to go off on a mini-holiday! Looks like a delightful area! Glad you had fun with Hannah and Glenn! Hugs!

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