It’s easy to over look something that is always there, forgetting that just because it is our everyday, it is actually something quite remarkable.

I grew up in Napier, a seaside village that was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1931. Following the great Exposition de Arts Moderness Decoratifs et Industriels held in Paris in 1925 and from which the name was ultimately derived, the Art Deco style was hugely popular and this rightfully influenced the architectural rebuild.

Hawke’s Bay has a wonderful reputation for stunning coastal vistas and beautiful world class wineries, but there is so much more the region has to offer. Teamed with a Sea Walls mural and a rainbow of soft pastels, I love how Michelle has captured the Art Deco architecture with a distinct urban vibe that is modern and present - showing Our Napier - a little city with a big heart.