SCENE ABOUT TOWN with Diane Hume-Green – Markets, Art & Coffees!



9380268_origTrinity Wharf Hotel on Dive Crescent is not normally known as an art destination but after going to a few functions there recently, my eye kept going to the art on the textured white walls. The works by Lynne Brown which are acrylic on canvas suit the décor well but I can also imagine them in many other settings. The exhibition of several modern abstract canvases with sea and landscape themes is well worth a look. Take time out with a coffee and cake and view these works. Some are shown on her website.


Too Good To Toss was held at the Greerton Hall on Friday night 22 August. A great range of stalls with pre-loved, retro, vintage and upcycled clothing and accessories was viewed by all ages of mostly woman with the odd brave man. An event run by the Greerton Village Organisation came to fruition and hopefully could become a seasonal event.

Shoes and boots were being whipped on and off and paraded and trying on of clothes at stalls was welcomed. This turned into mini fashion parades in the aisles and comments from the crowd as to style and fit. Sylitos Mexican cuisine was available and a blues guitarist and vocalist entertained on the stage. Lots to buy, friendly stallholders and a fun night.


Having a hot coffee on a wintry day with the sun on your back is so good. Vagabond Café at Grove Avenue, Mount Maunganui has a window seat that provides that experience. Inside the café was a cute pop up display by Retro Girl (Toni Edwards). Apart from her cute card with red VW car which catches the eye, the items to buy are also eyecatching. Retro homewares, books, teatowels and aprons made from retro tablecloths which can also be made to order. Colourful, well edited and good prices too. Follow @retrogirltoni on Ink 361 and Pinterest.


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