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A perfect day in Waiheke: Your guide to eating and drinking in style

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From left: Tantalus Estate, photograph by Camilla Rutherford; The Pomellato Brera Collection is perfect to wear on your Waiheke getaway.
From left: Tantalus Estate, photograph by Camilla Rutherford; The Pomellato Brera Collection is perfect to wear on your Waiheke getaway.

Planning a getaway to Waiheke this Easter? Orsini Fine Jewellery director Sarah Hutchings has got you covered for a day spent tasting the island’s amazing cuisine.

She shares the best places to eat on the island from morning to night – plus, she offers up her top picks for gorgeous Italian jewellery to wear so that you can dine in style.

Whether heading out for a casual brunch, a boozy lunch or a sophisticated dinner, Hutchings has suggestions for jewellery to suit all occasions.

Breakfast – Charlie Farley’s

A visit to Waiheke isn’t complete without dining at Onetangi institution Charlie Farley’s. It’s open for all meals of the day, but there’s nothing quite like starting your morning by the sea, so Hutchings highly recommends heading to Charlie’s for breakfast.

 

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Jewellery pairing – DoDo

The whimsical designs from Italian brand DoDo are the perfect jewellery addition to a casual outfit. Plus, with a number of ocean-inspired charms to choose from, DoDo is an ideal choice when spending time by the sea. Or, if you’re looking for an Easter-themed trinket, you can enter the draw to win a silver egg charm by DoDo with our competition here.

Lunch – Poderi Crisci

If you’re craving a trip to Italy, lunch at Poderi Crisci is the next best thing. Situated among the vines and looking across the valley, this is the ultimate destination for a long lunch filled with fantastic Italian fare and fabulous wine.

 

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Jewellery pairing – Marco Bicego

A lunch that feels like an escape to Tuscany calls for Italian jewellery to match. Wearing pieces from the Marco Bicego Jaipur Colour Collection is a vibrant way to add an element of European style to any outfit. Try the mini multicoloured bracelet or the long multicoloured necklace paired with a white cashmere top for a timeless and elegant look.

Dinner – Tantalus Estate

There’s no such thing as spending too much time at wineries, so once you’ve wrapped up your long lunch at Poderi Crisci, get ready to make your way over to Tantalus Estate to keep the party going. Take a seat in the expansive dining room and  taste sumptuous cuisine showcasing the finest local ingredients paired with wine from the estate.

 

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Jewellery pairing – Pomellato

To match the elegance of your surroundings, Hutchings recommends pieces from Pomellato’s Brera Collection. The collection takes inspiration from the neighbourhood after which it is named: Brera, in Milan. Embody the style Milan is famous for with the drop chandelier-style earrings, shimmering with champagne diamonds.

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