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“A hidden treasure”
Review of Vesta Design Store

Vesta Design Store
Ranked #68 of 126 things to do in Queenstown
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Owner description: Vesta is Queenstown's premiere gift and design store, showcasing the finest examples of New Zealand Art, Gifts and Homeware.
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

If you're in Queenstown and love art and crafts this is a must see! So many beautiful things by NZ designers. Each room of the quaint little house is filled with a feast for the eyes. Great coffee too!

Thank JandAKiss
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

After an amazing month jaunting around New Zealand I found myself in Queenstown. I was looking to find a little special something to take home with me but all the "gift shops" were boring, lifeless places with no charm, their shelves full of junk made in China. I found Vesta while taking a walk along the waterfront, I saw a group of people sipping coffee in the glass house outside in the lush garden and I decided to grab a coffee myself. When I walked inside the charming historic cottage I was so happy to see all the cool artwork and some awesome Kiwi treasures. I picked up a beautiful hand made tea mug, a few lovely scented soaps, and a sweet necklace made out of a 1920's pocket watch! All of it handmade in New Zealand by New Zealand artists. So grateful to go home with some unique mementos and not some lame, mass-produced, sheep key chain. OH, and the gal working there made me a delicious cappuccino, which I thoroughly enjoyed while sitting in the sun out in the garden admiring the stunning view of the lake and mountains. Seriously, check it out.

2  Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

While Queenstown is purported to be the adventure capital, there is more to this town and a great place to start is Vesta on Marine Parade. This lovely little cottage is a heritage building and is a veritable treasure trove of beautiful New Zealand art, home wares and designer items. The cottage has been restored but there are still vestiges of the original building with patches of old wall paper showing through which adds to the charm and quirkiness of some of the beautiful things on sale.

When we visited today, we were particularly taken with the fantastic prints that are a take on postage stamps. You won't look at Captain Cook or Sir Edmund Hillary the same way again!

Our purchase this time was two wooden spoons. These are beautifully made from New Zealand Rimu and with care will last a lifetime.

There is also a cafe and shortly you will be able to buy a coffee from the coffee cart which you can enjoy while taking in the magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables

A visit to Vesta is a must do if you want to take home a really lovely souvenir of your visit to this beautiful part of New Zealand.

Thank balmaingirl1
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Reviewed July 29, 2017
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