Viva La Vintage - Heritage is Hot!
A week of looking back takes place in Auckland at the end of the month, with the annual Heritage Week. This month, Devonport gets into the heritage swing with an afternoon of all things vintage.
The North Shore’s mecca for retro, Viva La Vintage on King Edward Parade, will be getting guests into a 1940s look for a special Vintage Afternoon on the 7th. Hosted by the magnificent heritage hotel, the Peace and Plenty Inn, the afternoon will take people back over 70 years, for a retro experience with a difference.
Owner of Viva La Vintage, Bronwyn Davies said: “We’re delighted to be part of this vintage occasion, showcasing what’s available at Viva La Vintage and kindly hosted by Judy at the fabulous Peace and Plenty.”
“Guests are in for a treat. They can be transformed into their 1940s alter egos! As well as selecting from some of our Viva La Vintage outfits, there will be a hairstylist and make-up artist giving people a look of that era.”
A photographer will be taking portrait shots to record the stylish makeovers, music from the era will be played and guests will indulge in some decadent bubbles, tea and fantastic finger food in a 1940s-style high tea experience.
Peace and Plenty Inn owner Judy Machin said: “We thought it could be fun! All the feedback I’ve had so far has been very positive. I think it’s something that many people would very much enjoy. Vintage has become very popular. We’re trying to recreate a particular vintage era and offer the ‘whole package’.”
“We’re trying to bring something different to Devonport,” Judy added.
Victorian tablecloths that would have adorned tables back in the day, elegant fine bone china from the era, authentic silver teapots and candles made from china crockery will be table features adding to the 40s feel in the stunning chandelier-topped rooms.
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling the Peace and Plenty Inn on 09 445 2925. Cost is $99 per person, with flexible options available if guests wish to opt-out of elements of the package. The event will run from 2.30pm. Get into the swing of the 1940s this spring!
Viva La Vintage, King Edward Parade, Devonport 09 445 2629