Saturday, November 8, 2008
Weekend in Napier
It was a beautiful day with sunshine, so I decided to drive to the East Coast and visit the Art Deco town of Napier. (Also in the heart of wine country.) You must visit the website for Napier and see the video/photo gallery, http://www.artdeconapier.com/. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 but was rebuilt during the depression. Beautiful city!!! I have a hotel overlooking the ocean. The hotel was built in the 60's of concrete and metal. A concentric semi-circle of contemporary architecture. The restaurant, the furnishings, the entrance are all my style, modern and simplistic but with wonderful taste.
Beautiful buildings throughout the town. The beach is beautiful, the bay serene, and the flowers and fountains gorgeous.
Just out of town is wine country, with many vineyards within biking distance. They have bike tours like California. It is a smaller area so one can visit many vineyards in one day.
I will return for a long weekend!!