Personal reflections on urbanism, urban life and sustainable urban design in Wellington, New Zealand.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Party weekend

If you've waded your way through all the serious urban planning and transport stuff I've written this week, you'll be ready for some relaxation and looking forward to the weekend. You may have already read the fair Martha's listing of fairs, carnivals and festivals that are on the way, and this weekend is especially busy, since on Saturday you'll have to choose between the Big Bang at the freshly renovated Dowse and the Fricnic at Frank Kitts Park. I never thought I'd say this, but I think the Hutt wins out on this one: sorry Fricnic, but you don't have a brand-new Athfields building to perve at.

Mai Tai in a pienapple - from ImbibeTonight's pretty busy too, with at least three gigs that the Texture people are drooling over. But the big one will be tomorrow night, with a Mai-Tai-tastic Tiki party down at Imbibe. The new owners there have already been tending towards tikiness, but this will take it to the next level, with music, decor and drinks (in pineapples!) all conspiring to transport you to a tropical island paradise. And if you pop over to the Wellingtonista and let the chief Tiki-fiend Hadyn know, he may be able to get you on the Extra Special Cocktail List. It's not a permanent tiki bar yet, but it's a step (or at least a drunken stagger) in the right direction.


At 4:24 pm, February 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we catch a tram to Imbibe, or do we have to swim?

At 5:07 pm, February 15, 2007, Blogger Tom said...

Sorry, but the tiki tram is next on the agenda!

At 11:05 pm, February 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's always the chance to see the new Dowse at the British Councils hosting of Blast Theory on Sunday the 25th.
Which should be awesome.

Meanwhile, Tiki a go-go! (disclaimer: I am a fiend for any utterly competent cocktail making bar. Which is Imbibe, through and through.)

At 11:51 am, February 16, 2007, Blogger Hadyn said...

Tom's right.
There are still some spots left on the most amazing Tiki-bar-cocktail-set-menu ever.

Signature PLANTERS PUNCH style drink

FOG CUTTER (If I can find the fog), which will look great.

BALI HAI (served in champagne saucer)

MAI TAI (served in pineapple) this is the glory drink!

Contact me for more details and you too could be drinking from a hollowed out pineapple.



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