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



  1. Wish you could be too doll, although you know everything - cause you are a stylist extraordinaire :) Its gonna be great and House & Garden mag has agreed to promo it in their Jan issue for next years workshops - YAY :)


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