With new ventures, projects and books under their belts, the “dream team of design” Paul Bangay and Thomas Hamel will return to Cape Kidnappers in 2019 for the first time in four years.

They’re ready to share their fresh and timeless design philosophies and passion with like-minded enthusiasts across an indulgent weekend of beauty, style, gardens and design, all set to the spectacular backdrop of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

Paul’s gardens are renowned for their timeless elegance and classic simplicity, and his extensive projects throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as Europe, North America and the West Indies, make him a major player on the international stage.

Thomas is equally international, and a master of the edit. Think rooms where layers and textures seamlessly interweave, and a crisp newness and serenity pervades – the Thomas Hamel hallmark!

Mix and mingle with Thomas and Paul over Craggy Range wines on Friday night as the weekend kicks off. Saturday’s programme includes inspired illustrated talks and lodge and property walks with Thomas and Paul as they share more aesthetic insights

International designer Thomas Hamel’s will discuss his passion for “Classics Reinterpreted” – fresh and modern takes on the enduring classic style. He’ll talk you through homes where his translations of the past evolve into inspirational and relevant designs for today’s living.

Landscape designer, garden guru and prolific author of countless books, Paul Bangay will discuss favourite projects and ideas for designing gardens of any size. With ideas from his soon to be published book “Small Garden Design”, Paul will showcase gardens of a range of scales – from country garden properties to chic city residences, to charming and clever rooftop terrace and balcony gardens for modern apartment living.

A special weekend highlight will be Saturday night’s tasting menu from Head Chef James Honore with wine matches from New Zealand’s iconic Craggy Range wines. Dinner will be hosted by the Peabody family owners, who will share their family’s story and passion, and their own classic reinterpretations of single vineyard and prestige collection wines.

Expect a weekend of fellowship and fun with these international savvy designers and a top family of wine!

The Classics Reinvented Weekend with Paul Bangay + Thomas Hamel is available at special event rates offering great value and fun. Event tariff is NZ$1,800 + GST per person, based on double occupancy and includes:

Two nights’ suite accommodation at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Friday night welcome cocktail featuring a welcome by the weekend hosts Paul + Thomas
Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, full daily breakfast and complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar
A la carte gourmet dinner on Friday
Presentations from Paul Bangay and Thomas Hamel
Tasting menu dinner on Saturday night, with wines to match from Craggy Range Wines.
Guest’s choice of a day of unlimited green fees OR a 50-minute spa treatment per person per stay.
More Event Series weekends at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs will be announced in early 2019.

Visit https://www.robertsonlodges.com/exclusive-offers/lodge-events for more info.

For reservations at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers contact ph: + 64 9 407 0065 or email reservations@capekidnappers.com

Source: Roberts On Lodges