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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a Kate fashionable nod to what Pierson we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' rather perplexed. All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeinducing memories for me as I reﬂect on my style – or rather unstylish evolution. It would be diﬃcult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid When a New Year dawns it is already a great year – faux pas of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion we’ve yet again been blessed with an opportunity to title. liveobsession and love life. My with unﬂattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my spent mywore highly period collecting dust andday living out Mum and to coveted the pointholiday of its extinction. That was a sad in our my dreams in India, an extraordinary oasis straddling both primitive and household. globalised territory. This dichotomous environment is equal parts wild I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on and the faint hearted, and capable inciting girls'wonderful, nights out.not Myfor preoccupation with heeled shoes of (no longerprofound the case these transformative change mind,the body soul. days) in fact started at to around ageand of six when I begged my parents for my The time to reflect, away from the din and the deadlines, got me thinking own pair of 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. about how change in our life is our only constant – some great, some I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these $20 heartbreaking – but it is a true hallmark of living. In 2017, you will see white, pointed heels with bows on. Metropol evolve in response to what you love; honouring our commitment The interesting thing about a lot of the styles we have banished to the back of to passionately portraying the way patriotic and ambitious Cantabrians are our minds/wardrobes is that they ﬁnd themselves back in vogue when style living their ever-changing lives in the ever-changing Garden City. royalists decide to give them a second wind. The entire Metropol team is delighted to embark on yet another Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, thing, us but one adventurous chapter in 2017 and look forwardpersonal to you joining onI believe this of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the journey. conﬁdence injection. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of your own sartorial sins with friends and family.
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FEVER PITCH FASHION By Céline Gibson
The vibe amongst the audience at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Pitch Student Fashion Show was electric as the first model took to the runway. Music thrummed, cameras rolled and we were captivated!
irst Year Students opened the show. Culottes, capes, shift and shirt dresses, along with patterned fabrics giving a nod to the 70’s were much in evidence, as were playful mix-it-up ensembles such as knit tops with shorts; oversized blazers over cropped tops, and bustiers with Palazzo pants. Second Year Students presented six categories to illustrate their prodigious talents. The Men’s Tailoring category saw duffle coats, hooded overcoats and bomber jackets, plus those classy classics - the blazer, double breasted suit, and tuxedo. The Drape, Kimono and Merino categories showcased some exquisitely detailed pieces, proving these design cubs will soon be lions in their field. The Third Year Students Collection was well worth the wait, with each student choosing
their own theme and interpretation of it. Natural fibres were widely used, emphasising their timelessness and sartorial superiority. The themes/inspirations were impressively eclectic, ranging from global - the Philippines, Africa and Miami, to Silver Screen’s assertive women – à la Katharine Hepburn. Other themes included youth rebellion; good and bad days; Nomads; the children of London’s Spitalfields - circa early 1900’s, and a 1927 German expressionist film, to name a few. Judges were Karlya Smith, Megan McKee, and Kathmandu’s Darren Barry. All garments from the Third Year Collection are for sale. HURRAH! Info: www.ara.ac.nz
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reg has been an Ishaya (monk) for ten years, and Sally for seven. They follow the teachings of the Bright Path and practice Ascension Meditation. We discuss their documentary A Mindful Choice, and why it was made. “We’d been working on a number of projects for about ten years, trying to inspire people to find peace,” says Greg, “Our book ‘Boundless’ was out there, but we had long wanted to make a documentary with Ishaya colleagues overseas.” Sally explains that the purpose of the book and film is to show meditation’s not a whacky thing. “We all desire inner peace. We want to show it’s accessible to anyone – once you’ve made that choice.” To the outside world, an Ishaya leads a normal life, but their private life is dedicated to the teachings of The Bright Path – being conscious of living in the present. Greg made his choice in the year of the new millennium. “Up till then I thought happiness was found in working hard, making lots of money and retiring early; only, I wasn’t any happier.” On a skiing trip with friends, Greg got trapped in an avalanche. “Strangely, despite being buried, and barely able to breathe, I wasn’t scared; I felt this rush of profound peace, the silence was like a vast ocean
where anything was possible. I came out of that mountain not only alive, but a changed man. I knew what I wanted; I wanted peace.” Fifteen years later, Greg and Sally embarked on their journey to change lives. “Apodaca Prison is maximum security. Because of their crimes, these prisoners are tortured by the chatter in their heads,” explains Sally, “but meditation has brought them a peace they’ve never experienced – never hoped to experience.” The woman who instructs these hardened men is called Madhavi; the prisoners call her “An angel from heaven.” Madhavi’s gentle teaching has seen 750 of the prison’s 2,000 inmates now practising Ascension Meditation, and around 250 prison guards and staff. “The ripple effect of these people doing meditation has reached their families,” says Sally, “so their children are now certain of a new future.” A Mindful Choice visits a ballet academy in Cuba where dancers begin their day with Ascension Meditation, and also follows a woman in England with terminal cancer, and a father who has overcome his addictions to become a revered mentor to his twenty-one year old son. A Mindful Choice screens in Christchurch in the New Year, and will be available on Video on Demand platforms. Sally says of the men in Apodaca: “If they can achieve inner peace, we all can. They’re the true heroes - the ones standing tall.” Film link: www.choicethefilm.com New Zealand Ascension Workshop info: www.thebrightpath.co.nz
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David Hiatt’s Canterbury Guiding Company had only been in operation three weeks when the September 2010 earthquake hit. “Some would call it bad timing,” says David, “but we weren’t going to walk away. We weathered it through, and this year we were awarded the Winner 2016, Best Tourism Business award.”
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o what makes one small tourism company so successful? “What we offer is ‘bespoke tourism’ to our clients. We provide them with unique experiences that showcase the very best of our region, and we ensure they leave our country knowing they have seen some of the most hidden but beautiful places in the world.” Canterbury Guiding Company covers the central South Island - Kaikoura, Aoraki Mount Cook, and into the mountains through to the most eastern point of Banks Peninsula. There are five guides out and about on a regular basis taking tourists on boat charters, helicopter excursions, and expeditions to high country stations, private gardens, and vineyards. Accommodation is typically enjoyed at the stunning Otahuna Lodge and Annandale Lodge. David won’t drop any famous names,
but he’s happy to acknowledge that they cater to some highly influential C.E.O.’s, entertainers and sports people. “But they’re treated like regular people,” says David, “because that’s what they want.” David loves his job, “I get to meet amazing, inspiring people who are captivated by the beauty of our country. We live in such a unique, safe place. We are very lucky.” Go to: www.canterburyguides.com
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WGSD was an initiative conceived by New Zealand women for New Zealand women, including the lgbtg community. “There’s a huge gap in pay equity in this country; on average, women earn 12 percent less than men. We need more women leaders, and a stronger presence in public and private sectors.”
We need more women leaders, and a stronger presence in public and private sectors.”
WOMEN WHO GET IT DONE On February 24 – 26, Living Springs, Governor’s Bay will host the first South Island WWGSD (Women Who get **** Done) Unconference, thanks to Catarina Guiterrez and her colleagues.
Catarina describes the women she met at Wellington’s WWGSD Unconference, June 2016. “There were corporates; lawyers; scientists; environmentalists; financiers, teachers…it was a broad, diverse and true representation of New Zealand women today.” Registrations for WWGSD Christchurch Unconference were set at 120, and closed December 15. Catarina emphasises the importance of shoulder tapping for future Unconferences. “Some women may feel they’re unsuited to attend, but they are. It’s vital we reach out and tell them their voice is important.” What about that ‘S’ word? Catarina’s laugh is warm. “Well, women put up with a lot of it. We’re trying to remove the negativity from the word and make it our own – reclaim it, and make it a positive!” Go to: www.wwgsd.nz
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f you ever want to see what authenticity personified looks like, get acquainted with Masterchef 2014 winners and sisters Karena & Kasey Bird. Straight talking, food infatuated, smart as a whip and refreshingly candid; the culinary prodigies have just published their second recipe book Hungry made up of inspiration and innovation from their travels around the world – these adventures have captured the nation’s imagination in an eponymous, ten-part televised series, Karena and Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy. Exponents of taking an analytical and considered approach to all they do, Metropol explores the ins and outs of the girls’ fast-paced lives and everything in between.
Why cooking? Kasey: It was always a part of us. We were always obsessed with food – although initially we never thought of it as a career. We grew up in a town of 900 people (Maketū – they still live there) where there was nowhere to eat out. Karena: At high school, we would save up, pool our money together, and book in to the nicest restaurant in Auckland and spend all of our money on that meal. We watched cooking shows and went on You Tube – cooking was something we always did in our spare time. When we were younger it was really Kasey cooking in the kitchen with Mum. Over time though I thought it would be fun and it came naturally. I’d liken it to when some kids just pick up a pencil and draw, or kids who pick up drum sticks and find rhythm on the drum set. Even if we don’t know exactly how to do something, we always find a way through instinct.
Can you share any horrible outcomes from experiments as kids? Kasey: I remember when we were young – Mum was out and taking ages, so we started making something. It had milo and jam in it and we put it into the microwave and it exploded everywhere… She wasn’t happy. What is the biggest blessing and the biggest ‘challenge’ of working together? Karena: There are heaps of blessings – we have the same morals and the same personality fundamentally, which is essential, and the key to why we get along so well. We are different, but the same. We were both brought up to be really honest and to not take things personally. If Kasey gives me advice, she doesn’t get offended if I say I don’t agree with something she has suggested… I can be quite controlling and stubborn. I like to get my way!
There are heaps of blessings – we have the same morals and the same personality fundamentally, which is essential, and the key to why we get along so well.
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Kasey (smiling in response): I try to figure out what Karena wants and I work harder to get to that place too. Karena: I’m a really independent person, so before all of this I was used to doing things by myself. I’ve had to remind myself to talk as a duo – ‘we’ instead of ‘I’. Kasey: We are very analytical in everything we do so we always reflect on the issues and consider each other. What is your most surreal moment to date? Kasey: For me it was when we won best TV Cook Book (For The Love Of) at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in China - this was surreal. We made the decision to self-publish this book which everyone told us not to do. But it felt like the right decision and to win the award confirmed that. Karena: Same for me. What is the recipe for success? Karena: First of all, you have to make a decision – whatever it is; row across The Pacific or make a cook book. Once you decide, make a plan. We spreadsheet everything so we can tick it off. You need to put down practical steps to reach your goal and listen to others. It’s about learning when to take advice and leave it – you need the wisdom to know when to leave it. Self-reflection is important to determine if you are doing a good job or if you need to improve. You need to be prepared to take criticism too. Kasey: Find something you are passionate about – this is essential to do well at something. You need to be passionate to feel fulfilled in what you are doing. Execution is key – you can have awesome ideas, but if you are not going to do things to execute your ideas, they don’t matter.
What are your favourite countries thus far? Karena: We’ve been all over the world, but we have been all over New Zealand too! Kasey: Some of the highlights for me were Noma in Copenhagen and going to the theme park in Tivoli! Abu Dhabi and Dubai too. Italy was awesome and Korea was funky and fashionable. Karena: In San Francisco we only saw the Golden Gate Bridge by bus! We were too busy eating at the restaurants. We are each other’s favourite travel buddies because we’d rather eat at seven duck restaurants than see the Great Wall of China. Kasey: For us it goes: food, fashion and then monuments. We’ve taken our memories and made them into recipes – every recipe in Hungry has a memory attached to it.
Best midnight snack? Karena: For me, when you open the fridge, it’s whatever is in there. I’ll fry it in a pan and make weird dishes. Kasey: One time she had random stuff out and said she was making a salad. It ended up a soup… Karena: I’ll have leftovers on toast – lasagne or mashed potatoes on toast... and two minute noodles. Protein, fat and carbs. Kasey: I don’t love carbs like that. I like cold food – I’ll always ask if we have leftover cold sausages. I love cold mince pies!
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New’s Year Eve at Wanaka’s picturesque Lake Hawea was the perfect time and perfect venue for the inaugural Top Paddock Music Festival; a music extravaganza of contemporary country, rock, pop, blues, roots and bluegrass which saw some 1,500 people come to party in the New Year. The event was staged in the Bottom Paddock of Lake Hawea Hotel, while the Middle Paddock was utilised as a campsite. Further down the track, the vision is to have the Top Paddock host the Festival, which will hold up to 5000 people.
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op Paddock Festival is about creating an awesome music culture over the New Year festive week,” explains Top Paddock Festival Director, J. Claire. “Our Number One focus is fan experience - to have a great time at a great party where the vibe is big sound with very danceable, high energy music.” Artists taking part in the first Top Paddock Festival were Jared Porter from the USA, Judah Kelly from Australia, and representing Aotearoa, our very own cream-of- the-crop performers Jody Direen, Kaylee Bell, Assembly Required, Kayla Mahon, Valley Bluegrass, Brad Staley, Jenny Harraway and Cam Luxton. Top Paddock provides 8½ hours of continuous music with the best production team behind it. “We have the most beautiful alpine and lake scenery; it’s wild and pure which provides a unique backdrop to stage our event.” VIP ticket holders had the luxury option of ordering from an exclusive VIP menu, while regular ticket holders fuelled their danced-out bodies with hearty fare from Stags Head and Southern Hog. For seafood lovers, Frankos provided a mouth-watering selection, including Whitebait Patties and Blue Cod, and for some sweet-lickin’ indulgence there was Lake Hawea real fruit ice-cream. For future Top Paddock Festival events, J. Claire recommends using their information website. “We’re very open to people reaching out to us with any queries they may have; we want to help people as much as we can to be able to attend our festivals, because we recognise how hard people work during the year, and this night’s for them. It’s a time to forget the world and its worries, let their hair down and play.” A giggle comes down the telephone line, “Play harder, I guess. That’s our major message – PLAY HARDER!” Go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION On Wednesday 7 December, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held its annual Christmas event. NAWIC is a national organisation that provides networking, support and learning opportunities for women who work in construction.
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LORD LYTTELTON A strange thing happened one day when Lyttelton singer/songwriter Al Park was crossing London Street. “This woman approached me and asked would I like to be Lord Lyttelton! She explained about her Lyttelton Redux exhibition - how it would benefit our community in helping the rebuild of our new Museum. She had me hooked pretty much straight away.”
hat was it like sitting for renowned portrait artist Julia Holden? “It was amazing, weird - fantastic! My clothes were very much like those Lyttelton wore in the original portrait. Once I was dressed, Julia got to work with
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the clay, putty and paint.” The clay was to thicken his hair and sideburns, the putty to replicate Lyttelton’s nose. “Julia uses non-toxic house paints. It’s quite surreal being covered head-to-toe in paint, but the hardest part was trying to maintain that pose – what a responsibility!” Al’s Lord Lyttelton portrait hangs in Lyttelton’s Supervalue Supermarket. Other famous historical portraits can be viewed at various Lyttelton businesses. Would Al consider sitting for Julia again, if offered the chance? “I wouldn’t hesitate; yes please!” Who would he like to be - a famous singer, perhaps? “No, something outside my usual sphere – an All Black would be great. That’s what’s so enjoyable - the transformation into this different person. It’s like nothing else.” All the portraits are for sale, along with limited prints. Proceeds go directly to Lyttelton Museum. Yes, a very fine cause indeed. Info: www.lytteltonmuseum.co.nz
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THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA Wednesday 8 February to Saturday 18 February, 6pm With an added Matinee on Saturday 11 and 18 at 2pm.
very Summer Top Dog Theatre hosts a season of Summer Shakespeare at Mona Vale. This coming summer, it offers Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”. The comedic tale, considered by some to be the bard’s first ever play, will be set in the swinging sixties. The first of
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Shakespeare’s plays to feature a woman dressing as a boy, this play introduces some of the main themes that are explored in greater depth in his future plays, like love, friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love.
The leading men will be played by Noam Wegner (Proteus) and Crisstian Grueber (Valentine), the leading ladies will be played by Kate Stedman (Julia) and Sammy Raines (Silvia), and the show will be directed by Anna Willows. Metropol is thrilled to have one double pass to give away.
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A GRAND OPENING On Friday 25 November, new culinary hot spot Villa 23 Café Bakery Shop celebrated its opening. Guests were invited to drop by and enjoy a bite and a coffee in the sun.
Mel van Kessel, Shane & Lydia Matthews
Quentin Dunbar, Hedwig Dunbar-Keen, Elliott D’Sang-Dunbar, Allan Helfer, Alyson Dunbar, Gregory Dunbar
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FASHION & STYLE HEAL HEALTH & BEA BEAUTY MAKEO MAKEOVER KIDZONE FASHION NZ
By Kate Pierson
The marriage of dye to cloth or leather has borne many a beautiful garment and accessory.
e’ve become rather fond of a particular technique that has vast and transformative potential –Shibori. This dyeing technique hails from Japan and dates back as far as the eight century. Shibori has impressive versatility with an infinite number of ways that one can experiment with creating wildly different patterns. This involves twisting, folding, binding, stitching or compressing cloth – each method is utilised to achieve a desired aesthetic.
In the Western World, one of the hallmarks of Generation Y’s childhood - tiedye- is actually a form of Kanoko Shibori. Tie dye has experienced a rebirth in recent years, no longer relegated to the back of the wardrobe, but rather celebrated and promulgated by the sartorial Powers-thatBe for its effortlessly bohemian qualities. We sought out one of the most illustrious examples we could find to illustrate the technique – is that the sound of purses unzipping? Go on, we won’t tell!
Shibori has impressive versatility with an infinite number of ways that one can experiment with creating wildly different patterns.
Premium Italian leather is dyed using three separate Shibori techniques. This process involves binding the leather and dyeing, and then treating it to create a completely unique piece of soft and pliable leather every time. The clutches are then created, lined with 100 percent crisp white cotton, accented with a silver zip. No two clutches from the range can ever be the same.
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THE By Kate Pierson
While summer’s all about slipping into cruise control, who says you shouldn’t rendezvous in style?
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Just call us the oracle of sartorial knowledge when it comes to the pieces causing heatwaves on the fashion front this season. We present The Summer Style File for beauty + body.
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hile a hallmark of summer is a sunkissed glow, common sense tells us that the best way to achieve this doesn’t involve lying in the sun for hours. For a healthy looking base hue, turn to a tanning wipe followed by a dusting of durable bronzer that you can brush over your neck and décolletage. A strobe cream will bless you with cheekbones to die for, and with a pop of down-to-earth colour on your pout, you’ll achieve blissful beauty. A spritz of something light and refreshing on your pulse points (behind your ear, bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and below your knee) will complete your summer ritual.
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he ideal capsule wardrobe for summer is comprised of constituent elements that are stand-out staples in their own right. While the space doesn’t permit for us to include everything we’d include in the capsule category, we’ve made a start to highlight the value of versatile pieces, with some delicious accessories thrown into the mix for stylish measure. Our secret style weapon is a great bodysuit that can take you from day to night and shorts to skirts.
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TALISMAN SPRING + SUMMER COLLECTION
DESERT PRINCESS By Kate Pierson
Having once ventured to Marrakech, Morocco, spending a night in the rolling golden sands of Zagora ‘glamping’ under the stars, I’m rather taken with the concept of ‘Desert Chic’.
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rom Princess Jasmine to our high fashion soul sisters in Sex in the City 2, many figures in pop culture and history have stoked our interest in Arabic fashion. The kaftan, a variant of the robe or tunic, has survived thousands of years, enjoying a high profile style status. The perfect summer wardrobe addition, it is one of the best ‘go to’s’ for the beach or a night out wining and dining. It’s not alone in vying for our attention, however, with a vibrant collection of ethnic inspired pieces ready to pack a pretty punch.
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‘TIS THE SEASON On Sunday 27 November, Bodyfix celebrated Christmas in style at Aga Kitchen at The Tannery. Drinks and nibbles were enjoyed to celebrate the start of the festive season. Leanne Power, Charmaine MGregor, Phillipa Dabner
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IF THE SHOE FITS Every wardrobe deserves to be taken to new heights. A killer pair of heels is always up for the task.
By Kate Pierson
As sophisticated and leg-lengthening as they may be; heels should come with a survival guide. From pumps to platforms, there’s a heel for every occasion, but diversity aside, there are some general rules for every type.
Buy in the bricks and mortar world: you may be able to get away with some clothing purchases through a virtual retailer, but shoes are best bought in-store so you can ensure your foot isn’t too narrow/wide for the style. The last thing you want is your foot sliding forward placing pressuring on your toes.
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Strike the right slope: a heel that has a gradual slope rather than an almost vertical elevation will be much kinder to your foot. Open up: an open toe shoe will help your foot to breathe and enable you to avoid any nasty rubbing that may lead to blisters.
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TAILORED TO PERFECTION By Kate Pierson
As the inevitable realisation dawns that a New Year brings with it a return to work for many of us, it’s best to sugar-coat that fact.
uite frankly there is nothing more appetising than a corporate wardrobe that works to give us a little swagger in our stride as we head through the office doors. For 2017, it’s all about perfect tailoring – long, lithe lines, structured silhouettes and fabulous fabrics. Nothing can compete with a bespoke garment – something that’s made to measure and flatter every curve of your body, but we have some practical tips for how to invest in work wear that nips and tucks in all the right places.
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Zone in on the troublesome spots: the key is to buy a piece that fits the widest part of your body and then adjust the rest of the garment accordingly! For example, pear shapes should buy pieces that fit their bottom. Find the sweet spots: there are some sure-fire ways to ensure a beautiful fit – some of our favourites include: long sleeve garments hitting just below the wrist bone with a little bit of ease for comfort; tailored pants falling just shy of the ground; jacket shoulders always sitting at the shoulder and not below.
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Let’s be honest – after an indulgent silly season, our skin is likely in need of some serious TLC. To that end, we’ve rustled up some rescue remedies to ensure you start the year with a beautiful outlook.
The Soak Life ‘The Big Chill’: An invigorating blend, this is the perfect addition to your bath following exercise to burn off the excess Christmas cals’. Infused with peppermint, eucalyptus, pine needle and menthol, this mix will work its magic on tired muscles, and detox the skin.
Goodness Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil: We’re very fond of this special formula which hails from Aotearoa and has taken the infinite potential of plants and turned it into skincare that’s goodness for your skin, pocket and the planet. This savvy oil hydrates the uppermost layer of the epidermis to leave skin glowing and radiant.
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LONGHURST ULTRASOUND The team at Longhurst Ultrasound are celebrating more than the new year – they recently shifted upstairs to a smart, new suite of rooms at Longhurst Health in Halswell and have increased their hours to welcome clients both existing and new.
ow open five days a week from 8am to 5pm, and until 6.30 pm on Thursdays, they provide a range of ultrasound services using the most state of the art equipment from Toshiba. What sets them apart is more than their cutting-edge equipment, however, it is also their friendly, personal approach. Because they are a small, independent company, they are able to focus on their clients and provide a flexible service that meets a patient’s needs. It is the sonographer himself who will contact the referrer to discuss a case if there are any queries or concerns, and he will work through results with a client. The team understand that when someone receives a referral from their doctor or midwife for an ultrasound scan, they have a choice of where to go, and they know that many choose
them because of their warm welcome and relaxed, pleasant environment. The Longhurst Health building is on the outskirts of town with heaps of free parking, perfectly situated for people in and around the south and west of Christchurch or those who prefer to avoid the city centre. The location is ideal – easily accessible with a range of other healthcare providers on-site and even a coffee shop to relax in before or after your appointment. Longhurst Ultrasound are on hand to provide scans at all stages of pregnancy so clients know they and their baby are healthy and how the pregnancy is progressing. The team can quickly and efficiently identify any potential problems, and the Nuchal Translucency scan can provide a risk assessment for Downs’ Syndrome. They also offer a wide range of other ultrasound services for
adults and paediatric scans for babies and children ensuring little ones are cared for in a warm room with warm gel, making the scan as non-invasive and comfortable as possible. For older patients, they can help identify potential health problems such as artery disease, ovarian cysts, gallstones, locate masses and deep vein thromboses, or perform musculoskeletal scans following injuries. Whatever the reason for referral and whatever the result, clients are treated with kindness and respect throughout their visit, and know results will be with their referrer quickly and efficiently so that any future treatment can begin without delay. Find Longhurst Ultrasound on Level 1, 53 Caulfield Avenue, Halswell or visit www.longhurstultrasound.co.nz
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MAKING LEARNING AMAZING Your children will feel as though they are in wonderland every day, and you will know that they are safe, learning and having heaps of fun.
ozarts Kindergarten in St. Albans transports children to magical, colourful lands limited only by their imagination from the moment they step in the door, but there is highly-structured educational practice underpinning what seems to be creative chaos. The facility is designed to develop children’s minds with a large pirate ship; a paint-spattered art area decorated with children’s work and photographs; a rack of costumes; murals; a magic beanstalk, and much, much more. The focus is on making learning fun - using the slide is an opportunity to turn it into a fairy rocket with the countdown being spoken in Maori, English, Japanese and Spanish covering languages and numeracy. Water-play teaches children about the
There is a strong belief that every child has something they excel at, and it is the job of the teachers to find that passion.
types of animals who live in watery environments. There is a strong belief that every child has something they excel at, and it is the job of the teachers at Mozarts to find that passion, bring out the best in the child and watch them blossom. This effective method extends to the approach of the school’s transition team when working with four year olds. Teachers include early childhood and primary trained and work with groups of only five children twice a day, helping them prepare for the move to primary school. It can be a daunting experience, but the kind, caring and highly-practical techniques make the transition as painless as possible. Find out more about Mozarts Kindergarten and making learning amazing at www.mozarts.co.nz
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n army of street performers, comedians, fringe artists, musicians and visual artists from both New Zealand and abroad will descend on the city for just ten days of high-intensity bedazzlement from 19-28 January. The World Buskers Festival prides itself on being the biggest festival of street performers in Australasia. Certainly the dynamic mix of burlesque, drag, comedy, music and feats of sheer athleticism and skill on display are pretty unbeatable. It’s been a hit in the city for the past 24 years with 10 days and 11 nights of organised pandemonium, non-stop chaos and uncontrollable laughter transforming North Hagley Park and surrounding venues
An army of street performers, comedians, fringe artists, musicians and visual artists from both New Zealand and abroad will descend on the city for just ten days of high-intensity bedazzlement from 19-28 January. BIGGEST LITTLE CIRCUS IS BACK WITH THE AERIAL RIG.
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BUSKERS FESTIVAL By Melinda Collins
It’s loud, proud and a little bit in your face, but as Christchurch’s favourite summertime entertainment event - The World Buskers Festival - roars back for another year in 2017, it’s upping the ante.
into a hub of fun, frantic and fantastic activity, entertainment and excitement. Acts from acrobatics, hoola-hoops, trapeze, music, dance, vaudeville, burlesque, comedy and the just plain bizarre are all rolled into a jam-packed festival that usually has almost too-many must-sees to try and get around them all. Check out www.worldbuskersfestival.co.nz for official programme announcements, but get in early, as many of these unique events sell out quickly. Car parking is available in Hagley Park at just $5 for a full-day, with entrance off Harper Avenue.
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AROUND THE WORLD There’s nothing quite like a treasure hunt. While for our children, treasure might be the ‘special’ shells on the beach, for us ‘bigger’ children; it might be that special find at a market or fête.
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e’re spoiled for choice in our southern city when it comes to farmers’ and crafts markets. The Rotary-led Riccarton Markets, the Encraftment Market and Woolston’s Shabby Chic Market Day, and farmers’ markets at Riccarton House, Mt Pleasant and Lyttelton are just some of our favourite weekend hot spots. Some of us like to go just that little bit further when it comes to the eponymous treasure hunt. The Christmas Markets in Paris and the North Laine Markets in Brighton are two global markets people travel far and wide to reach.
By Melinda Collins
In fact, that’s exactly what travelling antique dealers Geoffrey and Jennifer Maxwell were doing just a few years ago, regularly making the trip to France to fossick through the Brocante Markets to select goods for La Folie Jolie, their (now former) French shop in Akaroa. Yet when they discovered just how much their customers were charmed by the idea of doing the fossicking for themselves, they decided to let their customers do just that. The idea was “practically French”, Jennifer laughs, “stylishly simple, selfindulgent and probably illogical from a business point of view”. One year later, the French shop in Akaroa had new owners and a new location and from there emerged Found in France, a boutique tour company dedicated to hosting groups in France for the purpose of finding and buying brocante and shipping it back home. For the past two years Found in France has been hosting small groups in the Loire Valley and further south, in the Languedoc, with tours tailored to individual requirements, offering assistance with buying, bargaining and the packing of purchases. Although brocante is an untranslatable French word for the French obsession with selling and buying antiques, ephemera, vintage goods and collectibles, it could be loosely translated to ‘treasure-hunting’.
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A CONTEMPORARY ENGAGEMENT
By Melinda Collins
In much the same way as the Christchurch Art Gallery burst back onto the local scene since its earthquake restoration, so too is the gallery assisting talented local artists bursting onto the local art scene with their cameras.
Jordana Bragg What do you fight for? 2016. Archival pigment print. Collection of the artist
he gallery – which has just celebrated a year since its reopening – has a long-standing tradition of curating the works of emerging and early-career artists. The Devil’s Blind Spot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography is the gallery’s latest showing of photography by an emerging generation of New Zealand artists, specifically those born in the 1980s and 1990s, who have grown up in the digital realm.
The gallery has a long-standing tradition of curating the works of emerging and early-career artists. The showing – which includes work by Andrew Beck, Holly Best, Jordana Bragg, Conor Clarke, Chris Corson-Scott, Solomon Mortimer, Ane Tonga, Shaun Waugh, and Rainer Weston – asks how this younger generation of artists is responding to the new cultural conditions of photography. On display at Christchurch Art Gallery until 12 March 2017, The Devil’s Blind Spot features works from old-fashioned film cameras, computer data, photobooks and installations. “Each represents a different kind of engagement with the contemporary, offering a reflection on present culture,” Senior Curator Lara Strongman says. “Photography is the standout visual medium of our time. We’re bombarded by images and saturated with ‘gifs’ and ‘jpgs’. Smartphones have pushed a camera into everyone’s hands, and the Internet has made us publishers and consumers of images like never before. “It’s truly an exciting time for photography, and The Devil’s Blind Spot is a chance to sample some of New Zealand’s best young and up-and-coming artists behind the lens.”
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pen to all, the programmes are affordable, enjoyable and taught by tutors who are absolutely passionate about their field. It couldn’t be further from being back at school – the focus is on fun in a warm, safe environment, and on giving adult learners the chance to improve skills or try something completely new. This year, there are several new courses available. Introduction to Beauty teaches everything to do with nails such as gel nails and false tips, pedicures and manicures. Curve Your Figure with a Fork teaches healthy eating, how we can eat more but weigh less and how to sustain healthy weight loss. Creative Writing gives potential short-story writers and novelists the tools to write better, create believable characters, and techniques to
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SHAKES By Melinda Collins
Since we started Instagramming our favourite eats, they’ve become more elaborate, more over the top and more in your face than ever before. It’s an evolution which is well encapsulated by the ‘freakshake’.
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hen it comes to summertime drinks, the freakshake is the cream of the crop. First created in Canberra, Australia, the shakes have spread like wildfire not just across the country, but around the globe. From Nutella Pretzel shakes, to the Toasted Marshmallow and Brownie shake, or even a Salted Caramel Apple Pie shake, there’s a freakshake to suit almost everyone’s tastes, whether you’re a crazy chocoholic, an Amaretto aficionado, or a cookie dough fan. Freakshakes have even been known to be stuffed with everything from pretzels and Oreos to meringues and even doughnuts. Pâtissez, a bakery and café in Canberra, Australia, first gained notoriety for its freakshakes last year, selling up to 249 of the delectable desserts in a day. The staff had to request patience from the masses as they stocked up on “trays of marshmallow, brownie, pecan pie, caramelised puff pastry AND ... our chocolate fudge, creme patissiere and salted caramel” to meet the demand for these crazy concoctions. So why not indulge your inner sweet tooth this Christmas after all? More is definitely more when it comes to the freakshake game.
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MEATS By Melinda Collins
Pop into any major supermarket these days, and you are virtually guaranteed to find faux meats from sausages to frozen veggie burgers.
ut veganism has gone upmarket, with an increasing number of restaurants offering delicious vegan versions for everything from caviar to lamb vindaloo. If you want to get a little adventurous in the kitchen and try some meat-free cooking for yourself, there are plenty of options. Packed with vegan protein, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids, tempeh is a pressedbean cake fermented with whole soy beans, rice, barley, or wheat. With its bulky size and appearance, it’s a useful meat replacement in stews, casseroles and barbecue dishes. Essentially fermented soybeans, nattō can be an acquired taste because of its powerful smell, strong flavour and slimy texture. But as an easily digestible protein
source, the Japanese dish is a popular meat alternative for stir fries and curries, with the cooking helping to dissipate the pungency. One of the most popular and versatile meat alternatives – and another soybean product – is tofu. A white cheese curd made with coagulated soy milk, tofu has a low calorie count and relatively large amounts of protein. A great substitute for meat, fish and seafood, it soaks up flavours from sauces, soups and spices. Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is one of the cheapest and most versatile of meat replacements. It is high in protein and can replicate meat products in texture and shape, or it can be added to meat dishes as a ‘meat extender’. Made using fresh soybeans, it’s a popular vegetarian meat substitute in virtually any recipe calling for ground beef or turkey. Next time you want to take a walk on the wild side, try one of these quirky bites.
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HEIRLOOM PRODUCE By Melinda Collins
Thereâ€™s been a real move away from commercialism when it comes to our culinary cravings, with organic, homemade and artisan being used to define this move towards quality over quantity.
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nter, heirloom produce. Unlike their commercially grown siblings from the grocery store, heirloom vegetables are grown from seeds passed down from generation to generation. Theyâ€™re open-pollinated, which means the pollination happens
UNLIKE THEIR COMMERCIALLY GROWN SIBLINGS FROM THE GROCERY STORE, HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES ARE GROWN FROM SEEDS PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. completely naturally through insects and the wind, with no outside assistance. A lot of the breeding programmes for modern hybrids have sacrificed taste and nutrition in the plight for cheaper, more uniform produce, with increased yield and a more hardy plant.
But what heirloom vegetables don’t have in uniformity, they make up for in diverse colours, bright flavours and nutritional punch. For hundreds of generations, humans all over the planet have been growing crops and saving seeds from their best plants to
sow the following season. As a result, heirloom seeds are direct products of their environment, adapted to the conditions under which they were developed, which creates a global diversity. Heirloom tomatoes, for example, come in variations of pink, red, yellow or a mottled mix of all three which makes them aesthetically cool. But what makes heirlooms even better is, quite simply, the flavour. Because, when it comes to cuisine, it’s all about quality not quantity and that’s what heirloom produce is all about.
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FOR WORK, PLAY OR RETREATS Stunning Alpine views, the decadence of a full on-site spa, and a health based menu to match, makes Braemar Lodge & Spa in Hanmer Springs the ideal location for work, play or wellness retreats.
boutique luxury lodge, Braemar combines a secluded experience with quality conference facilities. Four conference and event spaces are available, along with private indoor and outdoor breakout areas and luxurious
accommodation for up to 23 guests - as well suited to business meetings as they are to wellness or health and fitness workshops, and yoga classes. Braemar Spa adds a touch of relaxation to any retreat or conference. The Spa
Menus can be designed specifically for any group from three course dining at Altitude Restaurant to a complete wellness menu based on the chef’s experience at international wellness retreats.
New Zealand’s premier luxury alpine spa resort. Located in Hanmer Springs, and only a 10 minute drive from the village, the Lodge boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests. Call Reservations on: +64 (0) 3 315 7555 283 Medway Road, Hanmer Springs www.selectbraemarlodge.com
offers a wide range of body treatments, facials, massages and beauty therapies including spa packages, as well as a sauna, spa and gym, and private therapy rooms. For a more exhilarating team-building experience, Braemar is also located close to Thrillseekers Adventure with its choice of outdoor adventure activities. Menus can be designed specifically for any group from three course dining at Altitude Restaurant to a complete wellness menu based on the chef’s experience at international wellness retreats. Best Western Plus Fino Hotel & Suites changes this up with a distinct inner city feel. Host an event or exhibition in the soaring Atrium, complete with gardens and a fountain, or head up to the top floor for Fino’s penthouse suites. The penthouse boasts stunning views of a different kind - the city scape, Port Hills and distant mountains. A versatile space, the spacious two bedroom suites can be designed conference style for up to 20 people, or for boardroom meetings and interviews, with the additional option of two break out rooms. A range of catering options is available from Fino’s Figue Café, Restaurant & Bar or enjoy the suite’s private terrace with an outdoor BBQ and great sound system. For more information, including details on the mid-week conference promotions, call Braemar Lodge & Spa on 03 315 7555 and visit the new look website at www.selectbraemarlodge.com. For your inner city event contact Fino on 0800 FINOHT and visit www.fino.nz, or check out what is new for both on Facebook.
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knew existed. A sampler tasting line-up of six different varieties is an education in flavour. There are also fullflavoured low-alcohol beers Nelson’s Stoke, Hamilton’s Good George and Marlborough’s Moa are also on tap. The ciders are just as showy, from the crispest apple to black doris plum. Specialty cocktails, fine wines, spirits and Halo Coffee also impress.
“New Zealand’s craft beer industry has exploded – in every colour, flavour and texture,”
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amish Keen is the sociable owner of Kaiapoi’s talked-about new restaurant and bar, based on the Rotorua original. “New Zealand’s craft beer industry has exploded – in every colour, flavour and texture,” he says. “It’s a tough life taste-testing it all!” CBK’s range has now reached 80 - each with a story to tell. Hamish can twist the arm of the most stoic from behind the gleaming black-tiled bar. Tell him your usual, and you’ll taste an exciting version you never
Take your taste buds on a beachside stroll. Feel the sand between your toes and then just walk over the road to our beach café to taste our new summer menu, and supreme coffee. Boasting a great kids menu, play area and even your dog is welcome in the courtyard. 16a Beach Road Waimairi Beach FULLY LICENCED CAFÉ Available for Private Functions Ph: 03 382 8599 www.beachcafe.co.nz Mon-Thurs: 7.30am-4pm Fri-Sun: 7.30am-late
An in-house smoker adds difference to marinated, bacon-wrapped or pesto-infused chicken – “absolutely gorgeous,” says Hamish, a qualified chef. His former career included Merivale’s Brewer’s Arms, where Stone Grill was King. Prime meat-cuts, sizzled to perfection at your table, now star on the mouthwatering menu. Daily specials include Saturday kid’s happy hour offering traditional milkshakes with meals. The gooiest chocolate-filled cookie served in a hot skillet with Tiramisu ice cream is the ultimate finish, enjoyed inside or in the sunny courtyard. Community minded, Hamish offers support, fundraising nights and loyalty cards. His decade-long UK hospitality stint included the Hilton near Scotland’s Balmoral, however CBK Craft Bar and Kitchen, 4/77 Hilton Street, Kaiapoi, is where the action is! Open 11am until late weekdays and 9am until late on weekends. Visit www.cbkkaiapoi.co.nz or Facebook.
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Sandy Mac’s Dressings Summer, salad and bbq season is here, and so is the need for some of Sandy Mac’s tantalising, light and fresh dressings. Transform everyday food into something special dip, dress, marinate, roast, the options are endless. Enjoy ... To contact Sandy Ph. 021 043 1706 www.sandymacs.co.nz
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BLUEBERRY WITH BERRIES AND SALTED SESAME A recipe from Karena & Kaseyâ€™s Hungry, photography by Deborah Aspray
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Being ‘auctioned off ’ on stage in front of over 700 guests in the middle of Tokyo has to be one of the most confronting and almost surreal moments of our lives! It’s not something we would normally do but it was for such a great cause. We were raising money for a charity called Support Our Kids, which helps Japanese children affected by the 2011 tsunami.
arry Kosato was the highest bidder, which meant we were to cook him, five of his friends and the New Zealand ambassador to Japan a fourcourse dinner. This was the dessert we created for that dinner, using gorgeous berries that were in abundance at that time of year in Japan. The addition of the salted sesame gives a surprising savoury factor to this spring dessert to contrast with the fresh berries and creamy ice cream.
4 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen 100g icing sugar 500ml cream
Place the blueberries in a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a touch of the cream to get it going. Add the icing sugar and whisk together till it is dissolved. Whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Add a third of the whipped cream to the blueberry mix, folding it in until it is completely combined. Add the rest of the cream to the bowl and fold together as gently as possible until it is combined, trying to not knock too much of the air out of the cream. Pour the mixture into an airtight container, cover with a lid and place in the freezer overnight.
¼ cup black sesame seeds 1 tsp flaky sea salt 1 cup strawberries, quartered 1 cup blueberries 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved Small mint leaves to garnish
Mix together the sesame and salt. Dip one side of the cut strawberries into the sesame and salt mixture. Place a scoop of ice cream on each plate and arrange the fresh berries around it. Garnish with mint leaves.
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BEYOND DEFINITION Figue is not easy to define - there is the inner city café with street-side barista, the evening dining with contemporary Mediterranean, Asian and New Zealand flavours, and the convenient early morning breakfast menu for those staying at Best Western Plus Fino Hotel & Suites.
igue Café Restaurant & Bar has a new feel for the New Year, complete with a revamped menu. The favourites of Prawn Pizza Primavera and Steak with Teriyaki remain, enhanced by new additions of Asian flavours, a hot breakfast buffet to complement the continental breakfast, the Kiwi classics of fish & chips and burgers, and a new children’s menu. The stylish dining space includes a covered outdoor area with louver ceiling that opens out onto Kilmore Street. Regulars drop in for a coffee and pastry, and those staying at
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Fino linger over lunch and sample the extensive European and New Zealand wine list. Figue is available for group bookings for special events – get in touch to talk over the range of catering options from canapés through to a full evening dining experience. To make a reservation contact Figue Café Restaurant & Bar on 0800 FINOHT, visit the team on Facebook, or pop in for a coffee on the ground floor of the Best Western Plus Fino Hotel & Suites at 87 Kilmore Street.
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THE REAL TASTE OF INDIA TABLE AT MONKS NEW SUMMER MENU Centrally located on the corner of Madras & Armagh streets, this brand new cafĂŠ is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy delicious food and great coffee while watching the world go by. Check out the menu online. Buy ONE coffee â€“ Get one FREE on presentation of this advert Discover this cosy spot today !
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Heading to the Bruce Springsteen or Simple Minds & B-52’s concerts in February? Spectators is the place for pre and post show diners to get the complete performance! Spectators, along with the Lindauer Lawn and Addington Raceway & Events Centre will be open for pre and post show dining for both concerts. For full details and all the options available visit spectators.co.nz.
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WELCOME TO THEJUNGLE By Kate Pierson
In 2017, we’ve got a serious case of jungle fever as our abode accents celebrate everything these tropical environments have to offer.
From The Amazon Rainforest to the Jungles of Borneo, our most special places on earth deliver when it comes to décor inspiration.
rom lush forestry to the magnificent wildlife, homes parched of personality drink in the kaleidoscopic colour of these natural wonders. In 2017, we’ve got a serious case of jungle fever as our abode accents – from cushion covers to quilts, celebrate everything these tropical environments have to offer.
Experiment with faux flax and bright pops of tropical flowers – bedrooms can be transformed into an oasis featuring four poster beds with vines wrapped around the posts or draped over the canopy. If you’re really feeling the vibe, gossamer draping can introduce a glamorous safari aesthetic.
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A BUG’S LIFE By Kate Pierson
The spotlight is shining on bugs right now - they have earned status as one of the most desirable décor accents for the contemporary home.
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glamorous bug’ sounds like an oxymoron, but with a rapidly diversifying range of bedazzled and gold and silver painted insects invading the shelves of boutique home stores, there’s no doubt this former ‘pest’ has become a visual pleasure. From beetles to butterflies, interiors are enhanced by the presence of a cleverly positioned ornament. Resting on a stack of divine lifestyle books, or clustered in a group on a coffee table sharing the limelight with other quirky trinkets or accompanying a bouquet of wild blooms; give your bugs the opportunity to shine. If you’d like to bless your walls with some bling, experiment with hanging them diagonally or string them up with thread. Offering an eclectic twist to any living space in your home – this delicate accent will work in modern and character homes.
From beetles to butterflies, interiors are enhanced by the presence of a cleverly positioned ornament.
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WE’RE GOING ON
A BEAR HUNT By Kate Pierson
Whether you’re adventuring in your backyard or setting off into the wilderness to discover the recreational bounty gifted to us by Mother Nature, packing pretty picnic paraphernalia is mandatory.
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with these accessories we’ve hunted and gathered. We hope this delicious spread incentivises you to spend more time outdoors this summer – after all, it’s the season to picnic well and often.
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CHEERS TO CHAIRS By Kate Pierson
Accent chairs – also dubbed ‘occasional chairs’ have a chameleon like nature and are devoted to being flexible.
s a stylish addition to fixtures on your seating scene, the key things to consider when you make your accent chair selection include sizing up the space - sounds simple enough, but avoiding clutter is key when it comes to the placement of your accent pieces. Their status can quickly move from pride of joy to royal pain if you purchase an oversize style that makes its presence felt a bit too much. Also, try before you buy - while we all want our investments to make an impact, romancing the eye of visitors to our home; comfort is key. Don’t be afraid to shop around and avoid impulsive or emotive purchases based on aesthetic alone.
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A REGAL ADDITION channelling a very Queen Anne-esque vibe, this style boasts impressive longevity. Featuring a cabriole leg, a curvaceous addition of this ilk will age gracefully, and can have new life breathed into it thanks to the wonders of reupholstery.
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a classic and handsome expression of style, this model is the perfect marriage of two highly desirable features – a sleek, low design and a tailored leather/canvas sling. Whoever said perfection isn’t possible clearly hadn’t been introduced to this stunner.
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OF By Kate Pierson
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Portraiture – painted and photographic – has long been a source of visual stimulus for the walls of homes.
rom iconic leaders to inspiring personalities – Frida Kahlo is a particular favourite right now – wall candy is all about ‘facing off ’. There’s also a pre-occupation with mysterious personalities; anonymous faces that strike a powerful pose, have the ability to connote whimsy and introduce passion into a space. Pages from magazines or books have the potential to be thrust into the limelight – the more avant-garde and abstract in nature the better if you favour works that leave visitors to your home guessing. An economical way to keep your collection fresh is to upcycle old pictures. ART CLUB CONCEPT ELYSIAN COLLECTION
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EXPRESSION Upon entering Majuba Gallery in Hanmer Springs, you encounter refreshing creativity
he contemporary art space features a collection of local artistry with a distinctly regional feel. From staple artists, including Claire Wilcox who creates breathtaking glass/tile looking pieces, through to Craig Fletcher, a ceramic artist, the gallery has a generous offering. Painting with watercolour washes and occasionally gold leaf highlights, Fletcher’s creations are mounted on a painted board with
SET UP By Kate Pierson
While we love an eclectic mix of materials, we can also be a stickler for symbiotic sets. Especially when said matchymatchy sets make up a divine bathroom collection that is as much a visual pleasure as it is a practicality.
inimalist bathrooms – particularly those done in white – can be given a quick cosmetic makeover with the introduction of something as simple as a colour or pattern rich towel set. For compact bathrooms that need to economise on space, a wooden stool and ladder with the towel set draped over them can add points of interest and texture.
patinated copper cleats. His jewellery is a tiny, simplified version of the paintings with a metal alloy back to frame and strengthen the pieces. From pendants and pins to earrings, the collection is feminine and elegant. To discover Majuba Gallery, visit 5 Conical Hill Road and phone 03 315 5053.
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A FLICKER OF FANCY By Kate Pierson
While there is some debate over which culture can take credit for the development of candles – some would argue in favour of the Egyptians and others for Romans – it is an indisputable fact that they add a touch of luxe and a whole lot of ambience to the home.
n 2016, cloches become the newest form of candle candy and it would seem their popularity shows no sign of abating in 2017. Cloches are more than just a beautiful companion to candles, they actually keep them safe when the candle has been relieved of its mood-lighting duties. Glass cloches help the candle retain its perfume and protect it from dust. Of a fragile nature, cloches should never be used over top of a naked flame and will ideally be washed with luke warm water and no detergents.
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CALL ME SNAKE BY JUDY MILLAR
space A Breath of in between
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HAVING RECENTLY ffering an international platform on invited architectural practices, from all which to experience architecture around the world - invited to present their RETURNED FROM as a built environment, the La work and theories in a curated manner. ITALY AND THE VENICE Biennale di Venzia, or the Venice Biennale, While we spent two days at the ARCHITECTURE 1. Judy Millar, Me Snake PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES ON, AND EXPLORE Biennale, and failed to see itCall all, there was – Corner of BIENNALE, ARCHITECT is a forum of education and inspiration. For New Regent Armagh Streets my colleague, and I, itARCHITECT was a forum which one exhibition that I found and particularly THEALLFREY INNER CITY THIS SUMMER. CYMON CYMON third dimension toROUTE. the glossy interesting when thinking This is a partabout of the city that has a ALLFREY SHARESadded HISaMUST-WALK Cymon Allfrey IS QUESTIONING pictures, web-based seminars and articles Christchurch, andbuzz the rebuild of our is city. real to it. There character and WHETHER WE NEED TO BE that we typically refer to. For international practice, Grafton, atmosphere and plenty of places in he endOUTSIDE of one year, and the connect with different parts of our city; THINKING OF THE BOX The curated exhibition is comprised of their exhibition presented their work in which to stop, relax and engage with the beginning of TO the OUR next OPEN is always a over aproviding aspirational focus points. Yes WHEN IT COMES hundred participants, one third of civic spaces in Peru and the underlying city. Judy Millar’s nine metre sculpture, time to refl ect on what has been they are signifi cant investments for our URBAN SPACES. which are countries and two-thirds are concept of understanding how we can Call Me Snake, is the piece that got me and look forward to what is to come. city, but they need to be viewed as an thinking about the role art has played When it comes to our cityscape and built asset to the city and considered, and in the redevelopment and building of environment, the best way to do this is appreciated, for their ability to create joy Christchurch. The view from New Regent by foot. In past years I have suggested and surprise. Street is all the more positive and engaging this is done following key roads, from one So armed with the Scape Public Art because it is centered on something bold, building to another. This year, however, 2016 Map (downloadable from their colourful and interesting rather than simply the route is dictated by public art. website or via the App Store), let us a barren site or broken building. Our public artworks allow us to begin this year’s city walk.
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STAY BY ANTONY GORMLEY
Put your walking shoes on, and explore the inner city this summer.
2. Antony Gormley, Stay – Durham Street Dedicating some time to experience Anthony Gormley’s Stay in the Avon River is a must, and while you are there turn around and see part of the inner city that is complete. Offering plenty to discuss when it comes to debating architectural styles, it is incredibly encouraging to see the activity that is happening along this major route through the city. It is an indication of the flourishing and vibrant city we will become.
3. Regan Gentry, Flour Power – Corner of Hereford and High Streets From Stay, we cross the river and head to Regan Gentry’s Flour Power. Installed in 2008 this piece brings a sense of pre-quake familiarity to an otherwise unrecognisable landscape. The anchor of this area is the new ANZ Centre. The first major building to be completed in this section of the city, it has rejuvenated an area that had become dormant. A stone’s throw from The Crossing this is without a doubt the spot to watch in 2017 as fashion outlets, eateries and more start to reopen and bring life back to this part of the city. 4. Phil Price, Nucleus – Corner of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets Continue down High Street to one of the cornerstones of Christchurch’s public
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art, Nucleus by Phil Price. At the heart of this area of the city, this sculpture has an impressive presence and is perfectly poised at the gateway to the Innovation Precinct. A year ago I wrote about this area being one to watch, now it is happening. C4 Café has been a stalwart of the area and has been joined by a number of others all fuelled by the big developments: Environment Canterbury, Vodafone and The Bus Exchange, which have paved the way for the smaller scale businesses to pop up. Like a forest, the big trees have grown, establishing a safe and sheltered space in which the forest floor can come alive. 5. Anton Parsons, Passing Time – Corner St Asaph and Madras Streets The last point on our walk is Passing Time by Anton Parsons. Installed only a few days before the February 22 earthquake, this sculpture is located at a critical intersection in our future city. It is where the frame of the inner city ends and hence is set to become an area of mixed use development, catering for apartment living and the needs of the artistic communities that already call this area home. Set to become a hot-spot for entertainment and night life, this will be an exciting area to watch unfold. www.caarc.co.nz
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he company opened a new store at the BNZ Centre on 1 December, as close as possible to where it originally opened 20 years ago, at the Regent building. Simply NZ represents everything that is Aotearoa, with a wide range of locallymade products that reflect the distinctive culture and heritage of this country. “We are so happy to be here, offering visitors to our beautiful city a range of quality New Zealandthemed gifts,” says store manager Wendy Andrews. “The majority of our products are made in New Zealand, so it’s a great place for locals to visit and support Kiwi-made.” From souvenirs and novelties, to luxurious skincare and unique jewellery, Simply NZ has a focus on iconic New Zealand gifts. Stores are also located at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Airport, and ReStart Mall. Visit www.simplynewzealand.com to shop online.
New arrival. Stunning coasters by New Zealand artists, Tanya Wolfkamp and Henri Store. Mix and match $9.95 each. Available @ Simply NZ Store.
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A variety of canvases available at 20% off for a limited time. The Homestyle Collective.
Beautiful Belle and Boo Summer dresses available online at www.babybelle.co.nz
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rom gorgeous gifts and contemporary art, to beautiful clothes, accessories and skincare, owner Melody Leveridge sources only natural, organic and sustainable products. “Our items are primarily New Zealand-made, and we now have a lot more variety from local craftspeople, including a beautiful range of ceramics from award-winning artist, Tatyanna Meharry.” Located at The Tannery, the design boutique and online store is well-known for its excellent customer service. Melody and the team are always happy to help, and will try their best to source a particular product you may be looking for. “I would like to thank my customers for all their support last year and wish them a happy new year,” she says. The Flock’s variety of authentic and innovative goods also include the largest collection of 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing brand, Kowtow. Open every day from 10am until 5pm, contact The Flock on 389 9242. Follow the shop on Facebook, or visit www.theflock.co.nz
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wice yearly shipments of trade orders are timed to take advantage of spring and fall sales in the USA. Orders are being taken for the autumn shipment now. Procureâ€™s most popular pieces are fabulous linens (freighted on demand), outdoor and indoor furniture, lighting and rugs. Quality American furnishings are generously proportioned and beautifully designed.
Are you a global nomad? Then you will love Procureâ€™s new limited collection of luxury rugs sourced directly from Afghanistan and Nepal. Modern or a reinterpretation of the classical; choose from acid washes, silk yarns or faded vintage. These rugs fit seamlessly into modern homes. Silks woven in with wool or cotton blends exhibit a wonderful lustre. Sari silk rugs in vibrant or subtle colours are as exquisite to touch as they are aesthetically beautiful. Other more traditional rugs shimmering in natural creams and beiges are bleached and washed becoming faded and subtle. Rugs for sale at Frobisher and to order. Visit www.procurenz.com for further details.
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AUTO PLUS AUTO NEWS ROAD TESTS NEW MODELS AUTO EVENTS
TAKING IT TOâ€¦ By Nicholas Henare
I dropped in to pick up the Isuzu D-max from Silvester Motor company in Moorhouse Avenue and the first thing I noticed about the Isuzu Diesel 3 litre 130 kW/380Nm D-max with 3.5 tonne towing was that it was a MANUAL.
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drive one or two new cars a week and everything this year has been automatic so it was a pleasure to try something I haven’t experienced in a while. The decision to use the gear when YOU want to is refreshing. The 4-wheel drive high and low ratio would be great on the farm in manual and sometimes you need that finger on the button to master off-road terrain. The D-Max is good for several reasons but the primary drawcard that got
me was the simplicity of the model; simple to operate, simple to navigate with the technology, simple to drive. This is a double cab utility vehicle that’s proud of its authenticity – it’s not trying to be anything but a solid vehicle for work. But hell, you can take it for a play too. With loads of room inside and on the lockable tray on the back, it’s the ‘go anywhere’ and ‘do anything’ option. You can choose from seven
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full workshop service & parts
This is a double cab utility vehicle that’s proud of its authenticity – it’s not trying to be anything but a solid vehicle for work. colours – when it’s covered in mud from the rough and tumble of having some fun – even at work, the colour will almost be redundant though! With 4 x 4, 4 x 2, air conditioning, reversing camera, and a comfortable seating arrangement, this lifestyler is up for grabs for $57,990 (automatic) and $55,790 (manual). It’s all there for the taking in the D-Max and Donna Silvester justly says, “Silvester’s are proud to have been New Zealand’s first Isuzu dealership, enjoying the unprecedented year-on-year growth of such a strong, recognised brand. We’ve remained the top selling Isuzu dealership in the South Island since 2010.” Now I can tell you all the statistics in the world about the D-Max, but the reality is, you’ve just got to try it for yourself. If you’re going to be getting this as your fleet vehicle; celebrate in the knowledge you are getting a great vehicle to drive that will keep you safe and get the job done. If you’re a guy like me, you’re always on the lookout for a bloody good ute. This is one.
2007 Lamborghini Gallardo V10 E Gear Coupe
2010 Range Rover Sport 5.0 V8 Supercharged
Signature Lamborghini Yellow, Black Package 19 inch Sports Alloys, Yellow Brake Calipers, Full Black Leather with Yellow Piping detail, Heated/Electric Seats, 4WD, CD/Stereo/Reverse Camera, 512 HP 5.0 V10, Full Electrics etc. Great value and lots of fun here! An amazing engine note!.
Facelift, 510 HP, 20 inch Diamond Cut Alloys on Cooper 4WD Tyres, Roof rails/Racks, Light Guards, Running Boards, Nappa Soft Leather with White Stitch outer detailing, Heated Front and Rear Seats, Dual Rear DVD Screens, Glass Sunroof, Console Fridge, Mudflaps etc. A hot look in White!.
2013 Porsche Cayenne 3.0 TDI Platinum Edition
2006 Bentley Flying Spur 6.0 W12 Sedan
Only 23,000kms, Platinum edition with Dark Tailights, 21 inch Turbo Sports Alloys, Glass Sunroof, Platinum enhancements, Piano Wood inlays, Towbar, Heated/Electric Seats, 8 Speed Gearbox, 180 KW 3.0 TDI Diesel Engine, Porsche CD/Stereo/Bluetooth Phone/NZ Nav etc. A premium SUV in Carrera White!.
Over 300k new! 4 Door supercar with Premium Leather, Soft Close Doors, Heated/Cooled Seats, Push Button Start, Air Suspension, Glass Sunroof, 4Motion 4WD, 561 Bhp W12 Twin Turbo performance, ABS/ESP, Cruise Control etc. A car fit for a king and very hard to get!.
NOW $189,995 2008 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider
Stunning 483 Bhp 4.3 V8, 19 inch Sports Alloys, Black Leather with upgraded White Stitch detailing, Only 20,000 Miles, Upgraded Yellow Dials, Electric Soft-top Roof, Launch Control with Race mode, Paddleshift, Factory CD/Stereo, Full Electrics etc. An iconic look and sound! Regarded one of Ferraris best!.
2014 BMW X5 35D Motorsport X Drive New Shape, Full M Leather, Heated/Electric Seats, Panoramic Glass Sunroof, 20 inch M Sports Alloys, Soft Close Doors, Surround Cameras, LED Lighting, Auto Tailgate, Comfort Access, TV, Multiple Airbags, CD/Stereo/AUX/USB/Bluetooth Phone and Music etc. Hard to get the new shape at this price!.
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Canada & Alaska. Fully Escorted Holiday 2017.
Join us in beautiful Canada on our very own chartered first class coach tour through the majestic Canadian Rockies stopping along the way in iconic Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper including one of the world’s greatest rail journeys – The Rocky Mountaineer. Followed by a stunning 8 day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise.
Includes an 8 day
ALASKAN CRUISE & Gold Leaf
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RAIL JOURNEY
Canada & Alaska 22 days Fully Escorted Holiday from Christchurch
share twin (single cost available on request) Departs: 14 July 2017. Returns: 04 August 2017
Includes: • Return economy flights from Christchurch to Vancouver on Air New Zealand • A 13 day Canadian Guided Holiday with Trafalgar including a Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey (Gold Leaf Service) • An 8 day Alaskan Cruise in an Ocean View stateroom (upgrade to Verandah Stateroom for additional cost) • Daily breakfast, 9 lunches, 16 dinners • All sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary • All tips & gratuities on coach, rail & cruise • Fully escorted throughout by House of Travel
HIGHLIGHTS: VANCOUVER • VICTORIA • JASPER • LAKE LOUISE • BANFF • OKANAGAN VALLEY • INSIDE PASSAGE • TRACY ARM FJORD • JUNEAU • SKAGWAY • GLACIER BAY • KETCHIKAN
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