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Father Rabbit Co-Op Event: Wine & Chocolate

Does a “wine glass” make all the difference when drinking red or white wine? 
Conclusion: Yes, 100% when it’s Plumm glassware.

I attended Father Rabbit’s 1st Co-Op event hosted by Claudia ZinZan; Johnny from Red & White Cellar who showcased the stunning Plumm glassware with delicious NZ wines from Lake Hayes, Quarter Acre & Amisfield. Who knew pouring Chardonnay into a ‘Plumm’ White(a) glass would alter the aroma and taste opposed to a White(b) glass? Gobsmacked. Really.

On the left – White(a) On the right – White(b).

My personal favourite was Plumm glass Red(b) with the Pinot Noir (tasting) which dazzled and delighted my palate.

Bennetts (chocolate) of Mangawhai didn’t disappoint -suitably milk or dark chocolate that complimented the wine pairings with gusto.

What an education. What fun. ‘Father Rabbit’ exceeded my expectation to experience something distinctive. From now on – I can appreciate a Plumm wine glass in an erudite way. My friend and I purchased a few ‘must-haves’ before dashing off into the Jervois Road. Looking forward to the second Co-Op, it can’t come soon enough. 

‘California Design 1930-1965’




This exhibition was loaded with design – fashion (clothing), interiors, jewellery, furniture, architecture and figurines: film, stills and mannequins wore the design, with sheer glamour.

I personally was drawn to the fabulous ‘woman’s swimsuit’s’ by Margit Fellegi in the 1950’s (think Marilyn Monroe) that exuded femininity and style.

Furniture made by German-born designer, Kem Weber who was (notably) known for the concept ‘store-within-a-store’ shopping. Weber’s ‘Desk and Chair’ was made with satinwood, primavera, chrome, aluminium, resin and leather. I want it.

‘Who ever said that pleasure wasn’t functional?’ – Charles Eames

The architecture by Carlos Diniz, created ‘alluring images that helped potential clients place themselves in the frame’ (translated from technical drawings). Collaboration with magazines and museums – made the ‘ideal’ flat box home, desirable to the ‘rich and famous’, in Hollywood.

There was more – much more. Go and see it for yourself.

‘Good design is seldom accepted. It has to be sold.’