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An Afternoon with Peta Mathias

Location: 795 Chapel Rd, Howick, Auckland 2016

Monday 23 May, 2pm

Peta Mathias is a respected and prolific author, television personality and stage performer, as well as an international gastronomic tour host. Peta hosted Prime TV travel/food shows for 12 years, winning an international award at the World Food Media Awards in Adelaide in 1997. She was also voted Supreme Award winner at the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers Culinary Quill Awards in 2003 and was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit in 2012.

Peta’s passion for food, travel and writing is the perfect mix, as she spends half the year living in her home in Uzès in the South of France and half the year in Auckland. She hosts gastronomic tours in Marrakesh, Uzès, Puglia, the Basque Country and Portugal. Her latest book ‘Shed Couture’ is about fashion and clothing. Fashion is mysterious, irrestible and alluring. Clothes are never just clothes - they are beauty, art, history, emotion, memory, identity and above all, joy.

Join us for an afternoon with the delightfully entertaining Peta as she shares insight into her career and travels. She has a zest for life you can almost taste! In her words, ‘it ain’t over till it’s over’.

Followed by afternoon tea this event is not to be missed!

RSVP is essential, please call Rose on 09 535 0225 to secure your place at this event.

As a precaution, to ensure a covid-safe event, we also ask that guests please complete a RAT test at home before attending.

For more information, contact us

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