The Paper Room team have just returned from an indulgent weekend in the capital.
We stayed in the container house in Owhiro Bay, shopped til we dropped, checked out Martino Gamper’s 100 chairs in 100 days at the city gallery and ate our way around the city.
Here ‘s what we loved.
The Container House for a quirky adults only accommodation, kind of like glamping.
Floriditas Café for an absolutely yummy breakfast.
Hannahs Laneway for a trail of boutique factories and eateries -channelling a little bit of Melbourne.
Small Acorns for very shoppable interiors and homewares.
Brown & Co for fascinating browsability.
Nikau for a bite to eat on your way to or from the City gallery.
The fun and quirky Martino Gamper 100 chairs in 100 days exhibition at the city gallery. Better known locally for his covetable Arnold Circus stool (and as partner of the very fabulous NZ artist Francis Upritchard)
Also not to be missed at the City Gallery, Colin McCahon’s ‘On Going Out with the Tide’ exhibition.
David Jones for big city department store shopping.
The Salty Pidgin our favourite new discovery for fabulous suburban dining.
The Capitol for busy inner city restaurant deliciousness
Kaffe Eis for late night gelato.
Café L’affare for a hearty breakfast.
And last – but by no means least, Wellington Institution Moore Wilsons for a unique shopping experience at wholesale prices. From deli and fresh food to hospitality, and homewares.
Finally a heads up to the most wonderful Wellington uber and taxi drivers with whom we invested a small fortune.