Our rental apartment put out the flag for us when we arrived in Nelson, NZ.
We are happy to be back in this delightful small town. It has 3 weekly markets ( a post of their own), a well curated art gallery, several private galleries, lots of thrifts stores ( another post!!), a lively music scene, a great cinema showing all the latest releases, 'live at the Met' and an interesting mix of art films. There is a French film festival starting in March.
I will pass on some of the antique stores..... my favorite is Vintage on Vanguard Street, with a certain personal touch. Always well displayed, resonable and very friendly.
I'm also happy to frequent a terrific butcher, a super Swedish bakery , and Guytons, the best fish shop in the world.
Hurrah ....here for 6 weeks!