Back to top

The Blabla Bookswap & Wine Tasting Evening

The Blabla Bookswap & Wine Tasting Evening

Blabla Events are bringing a Pop-up evening to Hawkes Bay and we are combining a few of our favourite things; We love books, we love fine wine, we love sustainability and we love being inspired. SO we are mashing them together and turning a dark and cold Wednesday night on its head.

Join us on Wednesday 24th August at Steve Smith’s ( Steve is a Master of Wine) beautiful venue ‘Smith & Sheth’ ( we meant it when we said fine wine) from 6pm.

The event will go until 8.30pm, and will be hosted by the wonderful Michelle, founder of Half Light Studio; a strategic advisory and design firm in Hawkes Bay.

With a background in luxury PR, marketing and brand/web design she has over a decade of experience in consulting and supporting creative and service-based businesses. With hundreds of clients across a wide network of industries her expertise lies in connecting powerful and innovative strategies with compelling brand experiences.

Michelle is also a mama to two adventurous kids, addicted to self-development, ridiculously obsessed with all things 'design' and is a self-appointed hype woman and life optimiser.

We will be providing a tasting session of wines from the Heretaunga area. ( included in the ticket) and there will be gourmet food available from Smith & Sheth to pre-purchase on the ticketing site or on the evening.

As for the books… Just before you grab your big sack and fill it, here is how it will work:

*You each bring between 1 book you LOVED to read to swap, and I said 1, not 100 - I’m looking at you over there, yeah you.

We don’t want to see the titles, so if you can wrap your book before attending the event that would be great, but if you forget then we will have some wrapping paper for you when you arrive.

We will send our ticket holders a few questions about your feelings for the wrapped book/books you're bringing a week before the event, and you answer these by writing it on the wrapping paper or sticking onto it, along with a short blurb of what the book is about, so each swap will be decided based on how the book has made someone feel, instead of judging a book by its cover.

*We will have two special guest speakers telling us an inspiring story of their career, survival or success and these will be confirmed next week.

This is a small event with seating provided so ticket sales will be very limited to our secret book & wine society aka whoever gets them first.

Follow the updates on Insta at Blablaevents.

« Back   Buy Tickets »

View event on Eventfinda


Wednesday 24 August, 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Restrictions: R18

General Admission $45.00

Buy Tickets »


Smith & Sheth, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
2 The Courtyard Village Exchange, 4 Te Aute Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

« Back   

View event on Eventfinda

Contact us

Phone +64 6 8341911
Freephone 0800 847488
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram

Visit us

100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110
Open every day from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Napier i-SITE Visitor
Information Centre

View on Google Maps

Map provided by ArcGIS Online Powered by Esri - logo
Napier Hawkes bay.

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© - / +64 0800 847 488 /