December 29, 2011

Orlando Bloom at hope & glory!!!

It was a very exciting day here at hope & glory yesterday when the rather gorgeous Orlando Bloom,

his stunning wife Miranda Kerr

and adorable baby Flynn visited the store.

What a beautiful family and a really nice guy. Orlando said he thought loved the shop and thought it was very cool! WOW - thanks Orlando :)

He pointed a handmade blanket cushion with the GREYTOWN written on it to Miranda and said it would look good in their Malibu house - fabulous. I played it cool and tried not to act too star struck, but now I wish I'd got a photo of them in the store. Never mind Orlando is filming on the Hobbit at the moment and they are living in Wellington, so who knows they may come back :)


We made the local paper :)
Check out the article here

December 14, 2011

Christmas 101

I've just sent out our final newsletter of the year, a great 101 present guide to solve your last minute Christmas shopping woes! Here is a small sneaky peck at the categories covered:


Great Reads



Fun & Fabulous


Little People

Hope it helps! To read the whole newsletter click here

November 10, 2011

Time for Tea!

Harney & Sons Fine Teas produce quality loose leaf teas and supply Hotels, Cafes, Restaurants and Gourmet Food stores around the world. One can't help but be impressed by their look, smell and taste! 

These beautiful classic tins contain 20 unwrapped 
pyramid silken sachets of the most traditional blends.
Showcase them in your kitchen and impress even the fussiest of tea drinking guest!

Darjeelings mixture of teas from the Himalayas, yields a light colour and a fragrant nose.
A very popular tea.

From Oregon comes a marvellous, brisk peppermint.
The peppermint leaves from this area produce a great smelling and crisp tasting tisane.

A blend of Japanese Bancha with citrus flavour and orange flowers.
A gentle introduction to green tea.

For the connoisseur, Earl Grey Supreme,
which uses a premium set of teas with the addition of Ceylon vintage silver tips.

A fruity black tea with a hint of lemony bergamot.

A delightful blend of white tea with Vanilla & Almonds;
the perfect addiction to any Christmas event!

Take your favourite tea "along" with you in your handbag or jacket pocket by using these handy little tins; each Tagalong tin contains 5 pyramid silken sachets.
Black tea with lemony bergamot

Chinese black tea with honey flavour
Green tea infused with orange oil

Wedding tea is an elegant and beautiful blend
Chinese Mutan White tea is infused with a hint of lemon-vanilla,
and then pink rosebuds are added, to represent the bloom of new love.

The beautiful vintage style tin makes a great gift, is a beautiful table centre-piece,
and of course is the perfect drink to serve at a bridal shower. Large tin $32.00

These unique wedding tagalongs make delightful wedding favours.
Mutan white tea with vanilla and rose buds & petals
Make summer ultimately refreshing with iced tea!
This summer, freshly brewed iced tea may be just the taste you're seeking! Harney & Sons blend and pack their Iced Tea using hand-picked full leaf Chinese teas and quality flavours. These are the same teas served in the finest hotels and restaurants around the world.

Each tin contains 6 pouches and each pouch brews approximately one liter of iced tea,
or for a single cup, use one heaped teaspoon full.
A hibiscus blend rich with ruby red raspberry notes. Naturally caffeine free.
Iced Tea with notes of ripe peaches and hand-picked full leaf Organic Chinese black tea
combined together for a refreshing tea with sweet earthy tones.
Iced Tea handpicked full-leaf Ceylon black tea,
decaffeinated and masterfully blended with sweet passionfruit for a fresh tropical twist.
Iced Tea - the extra large leaves of Ti Quan Yin Oolong
are deliciously infused with tangy pomegranate to create this inspiring blend.

Delicious, I know what I'm gonna be drinking this summer :)

October 31, 2011

Creating Gorgeousness Workshop

A two hour design & decorating inspiration 
workshop with a Christmas Twist!

Join interior designers Vanya Wilkinson of hope & glory store Greytown and Stella Lennox of Lennox Design Studio Masterton, at the Copthorne Solway Park Masterton this Saturday 4th of November at 10.30am

Workshop Overview

·      Easy and effective ideas to style your dining table for everyday and special occasions, including simple & effective flower arranging techniques

·      Trim your tree and decorate your home with our innovative Christmas décor ideas

·      Gorgeousness on a budget – refresh your home without breaking the budget

·      Receive exclusive discount vouchers off your next fabulous purchases at Lennox Design Studio and hope & glory.
  •    A delicious morning tea is provided

Also included in this package, an exclusive private view of the Rutherford Collection at Aratoi Museum of Art and History. Be at Aratoi at 4.30pm Saturday 4th of November for complimentary bubbles and a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour of the exclusive Rutherford Collection. Get up close & personal with New Zealand’s iconic artists: McCahon, Hodgkins, Angus, Hotere, and more.

Total price for both of these fantastic events $50 per person


hope & glory 06 304 8834 or email
Lennox Design Studio 06 370 1664 or email

October 13, 2011

Enroll in our design workshop with a Christmas twist

You deserve a break before Christmas … Discover some of Wairarapa’s best kept secrets with the perfect girls' gorgeous getaway: two nights of luxury, retail therapy, NZ art, top notch food and wine and a two-hour design and decorating workshop.

What you'll learn

Easy and effective techniques to style your dining table for everyday and special occasions

Simple flower arranging - you will be amazed what you can create quite easily
Inspiration to trim your tree, make it unique & personal

Decorate your home with our innovative Christmas décor ideas
Gorgeousness on a budget - refresh your home without breaking the bank,
get more bang for your buck!


  • Arrive at the 4 Star Plus Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park on Friday evening and enjoy a glass of local vino on arrival, then relax and unwind with a complimentary half-hour ‘soak session’ in the private spa pool. A welcome pack will be waiting in your room.
  • It’s a lovely start with delicious local breakfast in The Grill at Solway Park.
  • At 10:30am wander down to the Lower Lounge and join interior designers, Stella Lennox of Lennox Design Studio and Vanya Willkinson of hope & glory for a fun and informative two- hour design and decorating workshop with a Christmas twist! You will receive special Lennox and hope & glory discount vouchers.
  • After the workshop, head into Masterton for some much sought after retail therapy and a bite to eat at any one of Masterton’s fabulous cafés (special vouchers included). Lennox Design Studio will be open until 4pm – so you can redeem your workshop vouchers during that time on something gorgeous.
  • Be at Aratoi Museum of Art and History at 4.30pm for an hour of complimentary bubbles and a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour of the exclusive Rutherford Collection. Get up close & personal with NZ’s iconic artists: McCahon, Hodgkins, Angus, Hotere, and more. 
  • Then after 5:30 it’s back to the Copthorne to relax before dinner at The Grill at Solway Park.
  • Savour another leisurely start with breakfast at The Grill
  • Then shop, taste, and sip the day away with retail therapy, lunch and wine tasting in pretty Victorian Greytown. ‘hope & glory’ will be open until 5pm, so don’t forget to redeem your workshop vouchers.  
These fantastic workshops are running:

4 & 5 November

11 & 12 November

There is limited availability, so call, text, email or tweet your best girls & book for this amazing break; you definitely deserve a break before the craziness of Christmas hits!


Where you will stay

Copthorne Hotel and Resort recent completion of a $7 million refurbishment has seen it become one of Wairarapa's most luxurious hotels. Set in 10 hectares of landscaped grounds and gardens on the outskirts of Masterton. The hotel holds 4 Star Plus Qualmark rating and has recently been awarded a Qualmark Enviro-Gold rating. Nearby attractions include local vineyards, Tui Brewery, the Queen Elizabeth Park and Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

These are going to be such fantastic weekends, 
Stella & I are SO excited, hope you can be part of it!

Best wishes


October 7, 2011

I love you like a fat boy loves cake :)

This is my favourite tea towel from Wairarapa company Dusty's & Lulu, I love their irreverent humour & great illustrations. h&g is so pleased to be the South Wairarapa stockist of this fun new range.

isn't he great!


French Vanilla

Right as rain

Crust make your hair curly
Sweet Cheeks

Mr Sprinkles - the phatest cones in town :)

They also do this great range of pillow slips which are quite fabulous

printed on lovely soft cotton

I think this would make a great wedding gift

a fun way to funky up your bed
instore now