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CONTENTS COVER STORY 30. YOUR SCENT SOULMATE 42. TAPAS & TOASTS 43. INSPIRE MUM
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FEATURES 25. WHAT A DOLL
45. AUTHENTIC ITALIAN
68. FUNCTIONAL TRINKETS
26. THE WISH LIST
29. SAVING FACE
32. ELEGANT FASHION
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CUISINE 44. CRAFT MAGIC 47. CULINARY CRAVINGS
49. MUSIC TO OUR EARS
HOME 60. KITCHEN CANDY 65. BESPOKE SOLUTIONS 67. LOVABLE LIVING
AUTO 76. JAGUAR F-PACE 77. HURACÁN PERFORMANTE 80. SUBTLY SUBLIME
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FRONT COVER Serve up a delicious collection of stylish homewares this Sunday for Mother’s Day. A generous side of elegant furnishings in the latest colours and textures will pair beautifully with that exquisite bed in breakfast you’re planning. Visit the lovely Adrienne Campbell, Home Stylist for Ballantynes, for the perfect gift. Photo by: Wendy Cook, www.wendycphotographer.com
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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what 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 leavesof thedandelions, rest of us who consider ourselves a 'worksee in progress' “When you look toes, at aand field you can either a rather perplexed. hundred weeds or a hundred wishes” – unknown 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 t’s seemingly ironic that I’m dedicating today’s Editor’s Perspective toI donned as a kid theof eighties nineties deserves perspective, but aofbit brain and gym nevereras hurt any ofthe us.'most heinous' fashion faux pas title. I was meditating on the theme over the course of a weekend spent in the My obsession with unﬂattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye company of someleggings very special women in my life. Growing up I have been with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled extremely privileged dress to becovered ‘adopted’ by awhich number of strong femalesshopping who have in sequins, I picked up second-hand with my blessed me with theirMum wisdom, sage advice, inspiration and passion for life. and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our With Mother’s Dayhousehold. on Sunday, I started thinking about how for those of us I also can't forget thefamily pink, patent leather heels that myof friend I wore on with less traditional upbringings and structures, a reframe our and thinking girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these on the occasion can be a very enriching experience. days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my My perspective onown Mother’s Dayclops'. this year is about focusing the occasion pair of 'clip I still vividly remember whenon they took me to buy them. in its purest, least-commercial sense; treating it as an opportunity to be I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the lovegrateful. of these $20 white, comes pointed heels with on.than others. Admittedly, The concept of gratitude easier tobows some thing about a in lot others of the styles we to have banished in some parts of my The life interesting it is innate, whereas I have work on to the back of minds/wardrobes is that they ﬁnd themselves back in vogue when style maintaining a healthyour perspective. I think this is quite a natural part of the royalists decide to give them a second wind. human condition. Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one I don’t know aboutofyou, butparts when I spend a day celebrating virtues ofis the the best about donning something you feelthe really proud of, someone important to me, it gives meDespite a newbeing leasesomewhat of life, reminding ofdays, I know I conﬁdence injection. of a Tomboyme these also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. what’s good in the world. hope reading through some of not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth This Mother’s Day, Iwe hope you can spend itthe with the people that matter provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of most to you. Whether it is your mum, dad, best friend, children or extended your own sartorial sins with friends and family.
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THE CENTRE OF
ART-TENTION By Kate Pierson
It’s hard not to stop and stare at the Christchurch Art Gallery, but when it comes to the artwork; voyeurism and unapologetic obsession are welcome, in fact, celebrated!
racing the grand building’s walls from 13 May is Your Hotel Brain. A metaphor for postmodernism in the 1990s and the increasing dilution of context in the digital era, the major exhibition brings together a collection representing New Zealand artists whose names reached the national, and in some cases international masses, in the 1990s. The exhibition title pays homage to Don DeLillo’s epic 1990s novel Underworld and plays on the fluidity of information as it floats in and out of our mind, spontaneously grabbing our attention. Next month, from 10 June, Kushana Bush’s The Burning Hours will also
capture the imagination of gallerygoers. This intricately detailed work is stroke after stroke (literally) of visual irony. Religious themes blend with secular narratives, culminating in ritualistic violence. A harrowing, yet beautiful depiction thanks to the stunning use of gouache and gold. A new body of work (2014-2016), The Burning Hours references illuminated manuscripts, Persian miniatures, European art history and modern life. While disparate themes at face value, they bind Bush’s work to past and present, historical and contemporary. Experience both exhibitions for yourself. Saskia Leek Better not fall asleep in Detroit 1997. Oil on vinyl. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased, 1997.
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“We have waited a long time for this – after years of operating in the wilderness, we’re finally coming home.”
nce you do that, there’s no going back,” says Reverend Megan Herles-Mooar, “How we care for our dead and dying speaks to who we are as a church, and where we are
ALL SOULS’ RISES By Céline Gibson
When the sod was turned at the soon to be built All Souls’ Anglican Parish of Merivale St Albans church and hall on 9 April, those gathered there possibly recalled another ceremony, two years previous, in which cremation ashes and urns from former parishes of St Mary’s and St Matthew’s were interred at All Souls’.
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as a church.” Reverend Megan speaks of the patience and fortitude of the parishioners of St Mary’s and St Matthew’s, people who were literally shaken by the events that saw their churches devastated in the 2010/2011 quakes. “We have waited a long time for this – after years of operating in the wilderness, we’re finally coming home.” The new church is a Warren and Mahoney design which includes a specially commissioned circular chapel that, unlike the site’s former gothic building, will flood All Souls’ with natural light. Included in the plan is a memorial window from St Matthew’s Church, and stain glass windows that were salvaged from St Mary’s. “When thinking about our new church, our vision was to create something that as if all around one table, humankind stood. All Souls’ will be a unique place of worship.” Reverend Megan smiles, “You know, we all need ‘feel good’ stories - we need resurrection stories! This is ours.”
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A MASTERPIECE IN MOTION When Mark Prosser decided to build two homes to showcase his company, he did not want to build typical “show homes”. These bespoke Fendalton homes will be his show pieces; Mark’s magnum opus – or, in other words, his masterpiece.
he Mark Prosser Builders masterpiece experience in either of the homes will have a sense of theatre. You won’t just walk through - you will be taken on a journey. A story will unfold from room to room. Mark’s business partner and wife, Melissa Prosser says, “It will be an exclusive experience. Individuals, couples or small, personalised groups. You will have the place to yourself, as you should, to truly feel what a home is like. You’ll eat canapés prepared in the home’s kitchen. You’ll sample a little bubbly from the fridge. Most importantly, you will be amongst a very small collection of people who will get to see inside one of these homes.” Viewings will be by appointment only. In the weeks leading up to the release, a limited number of people will be invited to book their time slot. The viewing season will be strictly limited. Currently the property is wrapped in total secrecy. As the builds progress, images will be revealed via the Masterpiece mailing list. Anyone wanting to get a first look should sign up at www.markprosserbuilders.co.nz/masterpiece as they will be releasing more details very soon.
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M AN ETHICALLY MINDED GOODIE BAG Karen Murrell has launched a gorgeous new natural lip palette. Super stylish, and a convenient way to have your Karen Murrell favourites always at your fingertips, the palette contains five of her best-selling shades.
ade from natural and nourishing ingredients that make them creamy and smooth, like avocado oil to nourish and hydrate, and cinnamon to plump the lips. Another New Zealand beauty brand changing the face of the global beauty industry is Ethique. Ethically conscious, the brand’s sensational solid beauty bars are packed full of natural goodness. A bottle free alternative with no harsh chemicals, each bar is full of natural ingredients that are effective, healthy, and derived from sustainable resources. Better still, the Ethique packaging is 100 percent biodegradable and compostable. Metropol is excited to have one ethically minded goodie bag to giveaway including one Karen Murrell palette and three Ethique beauty bars.
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ETHICAL ELEGANCE Metropol talks to the incredible Kowtow Art Director & Founder, Gosia Piatek, about her extraordinary successes, all of which have been governed by an unwavering dedication to genuine environmental and social responsibility.
How did the brand materialise? Was it always your ambition to pursue a career in fashion? I started Kowtow because I wanted to do something that was meaningful and felt that fashion was a good outlet. I wanted to make sure that everyone in the production chain was being rewarded fairly for what they do, without being exploited. I applied for and received a work start grant and created the first range. What inspired the name Kowtow? Kowtow is a Chinese word that represents a sign of deep respect shown by kneeling and bowing so low that your forehead touches the ground. I thought it tied in nicely with the brand.
hile it would be soothing to our conscience to say we live in a time where ethics and fashion are inextricable, we are instead faced with the reality that the two remain mutually exclusive when it comes to many brands on the sartorial scene. Not Kowtow though. This luxe fashion identity has the heart of a lion when it comes to pioneering and advocating for true ethicality in the industry. No compromises or cutting corners.
What are the core pillars of the brand? Design, ethics and sustainability. We only use fair trade organic cotton; we source sustainably with recognised accredited suppliers; all of our dyes are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved; we only work with SA8000 accredited factories. Our environmental and social responsibility is supported with certifications from the Fairtrade Labeling Organisation (FLO), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS).
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It was recently Fashion Revolution Week, what does this mean to you? I think Fashion Revolution Week is great in raising awareness with consumers about the global fashion industry, the workers involved, and the conditions they work in. Hopefully this knowledge will encourage them to ask more questions and in turn promote brands to look deeper into their supply chains.
Tell us about the ‘A’ grade in the Ethical Fashion Report you recently achieved? This annual industry report aims to track the efforts of fashion companies to ensure the transparency of their supply chain and rights of workers: safe work place, no child labour, living wages and freedom from slavery. The questions were very stringent and a lot of supporting evidence had to be submitted. To be given the highest grade of all New Zealand fashion businesses shows that we really are who we say we are.
What have been some of the most significant milestones for the brand? Kowtow is now in its 10th year of business and has grown to stock over 200 retailers worldwide alongside running our own successful online store. We have agents representing us in New York, Copenhagen, Venice and Tokyo as well as our own Kowtow showrooms in Melbourne and Wellington. What advice would you give to aspiring creatives? You learn as you go: don’t get too caught up in all the ifs and buts. Give it a try and see where it takes you.
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QUALITY OF CARE AT THE
HEART OF A COMMUNITY It is part of the human condition to desire a sense of belonging. Community-centric Chatswood Retirement Village has built its very offering on this understanding.
he boutique facility has a range of beautiful new one and two bedroom apartments that are built to a high standard on beautifully landscaped grounds reflecting the unique Opawa/St Martins environment.
The apartments offer open plan living/ kitchenette including a dishwasher, laundry facilities, an ensuite (an additional toilet in the two bedroom apartment), private telephone, TV and Sky connection, and a private patio with garden views, as well
as a 24 hour nurse call system. Quality of life is enriched while independence is maintained. Dedicated staff members know each and every resident and respect their individual needs and requirements. They pride themselves on having a strong reputation in the delivery of exceptional care and in building positive personal relationships with residents and their families. Catering for specific needs also carries over into the culinary offering at Chatswood Retirement Village. The chef responds quickly and efficiently to individual requests and his excellent catering skills ensure residents enjoy quality meals. Independent living, full rest home care and onsite hospital rooms, including two added to the 27 already existing and in use, means this community based care environment really does provide the full continuum of care. The additional hospital beds have been included in the new development due to the increased demand, along with the superb new care suites that offer more personal space when residents require care. For further information, visit www.chatswoodretirement.co.nz.
N E W S TAG E COMPLETE Chatswood Retirement Village has been purpose-built to provide the full continuum of care and offers the choices of assisted living in architecturally designed apartments and care suites. The care suites allow you to stay in one room for life through your care cycle. Each spacious apartment includes open plan living, kitchen, ensuite, laundry facilities a private patio with garden views and 24hr nurse call.
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SOCIAL SCENE Kelly Sinclair, Ursula Lawson
A BEAUTY-FULL OCCASION On Monday 14 March, much loved Salon Parlour held a special client evening at its beautiful salon on Cranford Street.
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SOCIAL SCENE Elizabeth Kirby, Rebecca Stewart, Helen Hanson
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CALLING ALL MAGPIES On Tuesday March 21, Magpie Style celebrated itâ€™s grand opening with special clients. Guests sipped on Beau Joie French Champagne and enjoyed canapes from White Tie Catering.
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Sarah Brackenridge, Lee McVicar, Judy Derbidge, Jennie Slater Paula Ryan and Bridget Hope Sarafina Pavia, Sarah Chapman, Julie Bohnenn, Andrea Gardner Fashion designer Paula Ryan gave a presentation on the winter collection and guests enjoyed an afternoon of networking and shopping. Check Facebook for more from this event.
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SHARING THEIR STORIES By Céline Gibson
IF WE CAN HELP OTHER COMMUNITIES FACING A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE, OR PREPARING AND PLANNING FOR ONE, THE SITE WILL HAVE DONE ITS JOB.”
They say life is for learning, and here in Ōtautahi, Christchurch, we have certainly learnt a few lessons these past years living with the aftermath of quakes.
ne organisation that came to be a constant presence during those testing times was the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT). We came to learn that SCIRT people equalled things getting done; we came to appreciate those reassuring leaflets in our mailboxes, giving us a “heads up” as to work about to be carried out in our streets. Now SCIRT is nearing the completion of their six year, $2.2 billion repair programme, funded by the Government and Christchurch City Council, but they leave us with an invaluable gift – the SCIRT Learning Legacy. Developed by SCIRT in conjunction with the University of Canterbury Quake Centre, UC CEISMIC and Resilient
Organisations, the website publicly shares information, concepts, plans, policies and lessons learnt. “If we can help other communities facing a similar experience, or preparing and planning for one, the site will have done its job,” said SCIRT Executive General Manager Ian Campbell. Mayor Lianne Dalziel has said the website is a great source of information for international organisations, but also for local people to understand a crucial part of the city’s recovery from the earthquakes. The site features about 70 stories with more to follow. One treasured find on the website is the Memento Book, a most worthy photographic tribute to the tireless efforts of SCIRT folk on our behalf. Visit https://scirtlearninglegacy.org.nz/.
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Geoff Ball (Hagley) with Emma Gilmour, Eric Murray & Hamish Bond â€“ Vantage Ambassadors who officially opened the new facility.
CELEBRATING A NEW DOOR OPENING
On Wednesday 12 April, Hagley Windows and Doors celebrated the grand opening of its brand new premises on Halswell Junction Road.
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Tony Urbani, Warwick Isaacs Andrew & Nicky Duckmanton, Matthew Horncastle Colleague, friends and family of the business came together to mark the momentous occasion. The state-of the-art facility is based at Christchurchâ€™s Waterloo Business Park. Lindsay Roswell, Eric Murray, Louise Roswell, Chris Haughey
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CONTEMPORARY TRENDS Thirty-three years ago, Geoff Ball founded Hagley Windows and Doors and eight years later, he also founded Thermaseal Double Glazing.
ogether the companies have steadily grown. Hagley Windows and Doors has become the largest manufacturer of residential aluminium joinery in the South Island. The expansion, however, has not diluted the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, Vantage brand of windows and doors, and other specialised glass products for the residential and commercial market. Customer service remains a priority and is part of the culture. Choosing the right windows and doors for your home or commercial business will affect how it looks, feels, and functions. Choosing the best company to provide them is vital. Customers, whether residential or commercial, “want to deal with reputable companies that can stand behind their ability and their warranties,” Geoff says. To that end, the Ball Hagley Group invested over twenty million dollars in a new 10,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility at Christchurch’s Waterloo Business Park which opened in April 2017. It brings Hagley and Thermaseal together on one site. “This is the first combined facility of its type in New Zealand. Having the two companies side by side in the factory offers significant customer service, efficiency and productivity benefits – the glass units arrive at the end of their production line and move around the corner in time to be glazed into the windows and doors.” Home designs are now incorporating more and larger windows and doors. Hagley Windows and Doors and Thermaseal are continually refining and improving their ranges, keeping ahead of contemporary trends. With a demand for better insulation, the team has been able to expand its capacity for production of high performance doubleglazing options. The new site and an increased number of skilled staff, means the production and delivery of the highest quality windows and doors is guaranteed.
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AUTUMN SONATA M EXHIBITION On 15 May, Min Kim of Bryce Gallery will celebrate her 46th birthday; three days later on 18 May, Min will preside over the opening of her Autumn Sonata Exhibition, which Min views as a special gift to herself. “This birthday marks a turning point for me – as artist and human. It is important to me to express where I am at this stage of my life.”
in expands on the theme of her exhibition. “Autumn’s palette of rich, fiery colours speaks to the fire, passion and heartbeat within me as an artist. Each brushstroke reflects my innermost emotions; the canvas records my life. Every day, I discover more life secrets through my painting.” When working on her oils, Min describes her state as being very physical and emotional; she feels spent by the end of the day. Whereas painting with watercolours, she likens to being in touch with her feminine, soft side; and when sculpting her figurines, Min says she is at her most relaxed. “I get my inspiration from children and nature. I feel calm, peaceful – there is a sense of purity, and a nearness to sleep.” Min plans to give a demonstration on
THIS BIRTHDAY MARKS A TURNING POINT FOR ME – AS ARTIST AND HUMAN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME TO EXPRESS WHERE I AM AT THIS STAGE OF MY LIFE.” her opening day, and looks forward to aspiring artists registering their interest in joining her for that. To add to the joie de vivre of the occasion, there will be handmade chocolates and fine wines on offer. Autumn Sonata Exhibition: 18 May – 7 June. For general Information visit www.brycegallery.co.nz. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Min Kim Solo Exhibition 18th May - 7th June
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CARE FOR LOVED ONES
A state-of-the-art hospital has opened at Elmswood Retirement Village, providing even more peace of mind for residents and their families. Delivering experienced clinical care in an intimate family setting, the newly built Elmswood Village Hospital features 25-bed hospital level care rooms.
he registered nurses and staff are highly qualified, with experience in a wide range of skills across aged care. Featuring the latest technology and equipment, the new facility means residents don’t have to leave the village to receive the full range of care, says Facility Manager Julia Mead. “It’s about providing that full continuum of care to our residents. And the fact that it’s delivered by the same staff they know and trust is even more reassuring for them.” The warm and spacious ground level rooms are private, and feature ensuites and ceiling hoists, as well as a view onto the beautiful village garden area. A family room and large formal lounge/dining area provides a welcoming communal space. “It’s modern, clean and sharp, but with a homely feel – it doesn’t feel like a hospital.” From independent living through to full rest home care, Elmswood Retirement Village is located close to the heart of the city on Wairakei Road, with a wide range of on-site facilities. An official grand opening for Elmswood Village Hospital will be held on 18 May. For more information, visit www.elmswoodretirementvillage.co.nz, email email@example.com, or phone 03 351 0974.
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With so much magnificent merchandise in our midst, it can be easy to overlook the little things in life.
hile small in size, it is impossible to overstate how good these pint-size accessories are at punching above their weight when it comes to adding oomph to an outfit that’s just begging for that finishing touch. As all fashionistas know, the devil is in the detail.
Here’s our top list of must haves: Ring bling: a little sparkle on the finger never hurts, and better yet when it’s a bold statement piece. We’re a big fan of overstated stones right now.
As all fashionistas know, the devil is in the detail.
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THE GOODS Beanies & bags: beanies are a great way to introduce a bit of grunge to an outfit that’s otherwise fairly conservative. Coordinate the fabric and colour of your beanie with a purse to hold your essentials – what’s not to love?
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The key to your look: once upon a time keychains were probably viewed as functional rather than fashionable, but designers have worked their creative magic and transformed them into a statement piece in their own right. Polish your look right down to the finer details. We love the combination of a keyring and a purse.
The final touch: one can never overstate the value of finding your perfect fragrance match that becomes your signature style. Check out page 31 of today’s issue for how to pick your scent soulmate.
Get your glow on: some of us prefer fuller coverage while others like to just tackle the troublesome spots. Either way, a great foundation will always help you put your best face forward. The key is to always get the right colour for your complexion – Lauren & Louise is the perfect port of call for this!
One of the hallmarks of our youth is supple, smooth, luminescent skin – like a porcelain doll.
o matter the season, great skin is the ideal accessory to any outfit, particularly with a pop of colour on the cheeks and lips, with lashings of mascara for the final touch.
Blushing beauty: a delicate pink cheek is the distilled essence of health and vitality. A dusting of soft pink blush on the apples of your cheeks achieves a sweet yet sophisticated aesthetic.
Thanks to the expertise and divine products of Lauren & Louise, we have the remedy for any impending winter blues, so you can put together an aesthetic that is fresh and feminine without being high-maintenance.
It’s all about the base: every makeup maven knows that a polished look is all in the prep work. Primer is the perfect companion to foundation, hydrating and smoothing out your skin, the canvas, so that carefully applied details stay in beautiful condition all day long.
Lip service: a red lip has always symbolised effortless femininity and class. With a beautiful base and a pop of pink on the cheeks, a ruby red lip offers a chic finishing touch.
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By Kate Pierson
Autumn and winter are dishing out all sorts of wonderful when it comes to the wardrobe, and we are the grateful beneficiaries of their sartorial generosity.
ur Wish List is made up of the fundamentals with a generous dose of fancy in the mix. A trusty trench for the cooler temperatures is an absolute must-have, as is a great pair of military style boots. A stylish but sturdy watch is always a great investment and we love the new Kate Spade Scallop Tracker, which offers way more than meets the eye. This ‘personal cheerleader’ automatically links to the Kate Spade New York connected app to provide bursts of motivation while tracking your steps, sleep and other habits. It’s the key to honouring your New Year’s resolutions all year round! Finally on our Wish List for the coming seasons is the special
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treatments. Previously available for only the cash-and-time-wealthy, New Zealanders now need not suffer from embarrassing facial or body hair, thinning skin, wrinkling, scarring or pigmentation. The Cosmetic Clinic’s recent opening here represents a step forward for Christchurch, as while Kiwi owned and operated, TCC is part of a global network of over 50 clinics founded by a leading plastic surgeon in 1996. Hundreds of thousands of clients have been successfully treated within this network. The third clinic in the group opened its doors in Auckland last week. “Until recently, non-invasive beauty treatments such as we offer haven’t been affordable to the average New Zealander,” Rosa says. Now that they are, there’s absolutely no reason to need to regularly shave, wax, or suffer from any aesthetic skin concerns. Consultations with the Clinic’s Registered Nurse, Laser and Dermal Technicians are complimentary. Walk-ins are welcome. The Clinic is open for extended mall hours. Visit www.thecosmeticclinic.co.nz.
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SOULMATE By Kate Pierson
Your signature scent is almost like a sense of identity, one that you are communicating with the world around you. Not dissimilar to defining your personal aesthetic – makeup and fashion – finding the perfect perfume can be a progressive journey.
or some, they prefer the same perfume rain, hail or shine, while others have a ‘go to’ scent for different occasions, or depending on their mood. Here’s what we know when it comes to finding the perfume that bests suits your personality: For the free spirits: if you like to channel a bohemian goddess style – think a floor skimming maxi with flowers in your hair – a carefree and flirty fragrance could offer a match made in heaven. Tom Ford Café Rose Eau de Parfum is noted for its precious rose essences that are energised by exotic spices and dark coffee. For the minimalists: if your natural instinct is to embrace a pared back
aesthetic, grounded in effortless sophistication, then an uncomplicated fragrance is for you. Jo Malone’s Earl Grey and Cucumber Cologne is a musthave if this resonates with you. It opens with delicious notes of tea and cucumber before finishing with a to-die-for blend of honey and vanilla. For the romantics: if you consider yourself to be a true lover at heart, you’ll want a scent that can romance your senses. Paying homage to one of the dreamiest places on earth – the Mediterranean – and its beautiful rose flower, Dolce & Gabbana’s Velvet Rose has a scent reminiscent of a sundrenched sea breeze. Feminine and floral, it tells a captivating love story with its intoxicating tones.
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With a warm, friendly vibe and a knack for creating beautiful hair, the team at Sirocco Hair Studio makes every client feel special. “We all share the same passion for helping people look and feel great,” says owner Rosanne Marks.
ocated in Mount Pleasant, Rosanne took over the business four years ago. She began her hairdressing career in Auckland 20 years ago, before moving to Christchurch in 2004. Rosanne and her team of talented stylists at Sirocco have many years of combined experience and knowledge to offer their clientele. “We
provide the full range of hair services and cover a wide range of skills. One of my stylists, Jennifer, is an expert in hair-ups for special occasions and can also cater to out-of-salon weddings.” The salon uses NAK Haircare products and NAK’s luxury colour system to create rich, vibrant colour, designed to last longer
and improve the condition of the hair. “NAK has also just launched structure complex shampoo and conditioner to complement the in-salon structure treatment, which strengthens and repairs hair during and after a chemical service. The new shampoo and conditioner is amazing and means you have the option to continue to repair your hair at home.” The family-friendly studio caters to all ages and was refurbished last year to provide a more spacious environment. “It’s a lovely relaxing space to get your hair done. Our focus is on great customer service and ensuring your hair reflects your own unique style and personality.” Located on Soleares Ave, plenty of offstreet parking is available. Phone 384 1743.
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Smith and Boston was named after a great grandmother and grandmother - two rather natty dressers from Prebbleton. Sisters Ngaio Belle and Olive Hill have clearly inherited their passion for classic elegance, and design special occasion wear to flatter and impress, in sizes 6 to 22.
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From weddings to award ceremonies it’s the time to dress up, especially when the cameras are out.
ustomers find things that actually fit here – and it’s not because of stretchy lycra,” says Olive. “We design to flatter and fit a woman’s body. Even slim size 8’s change shape as they mature.” “We design for all figures, such as pear shapes for example, with size 12 tops and 14 around the hips – or the other way around, using the best silks from luxury fabric suppliers, pretty cottons, and fashionable laces. Everything’s made in Canterbury. There is no voluminous fabric. Dresses, skirts, jackets and boleros are lined and slink elegantly over the silhouette, instead of clinging. “We recommend wearing what we call a ‘false advertising’ bra too - for extra uplifting elegance.” From weddings to award ceremonies - it’s the time to dress up, especially when the cameras are out. “As women, we often get stuck in outdated beliefs of what suits us. A lady came in who’d never worn red, and walked out looking stunning in her new red dress. We encourage playing dress up here. Everyone relaxes, laughs and has a fabulous time, and we welcome those who to just want to have a try on too. With a nice new dress, everyone feels happy and confident again!” Smith and Boston, 6/573 Springs Road, Prebbleton, opens Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Visit www.smithandboston.co.nz.
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A Electric colour lights up
AUTUMN FASHION Winter’s range of electric colour is rolling into Made in the Shade, famous for its vibrant collections – from classically elegant to offbeat and funky.
li and Sharon have the Beckenham fashion boutique brimming with uplifting bursts of brightness, whilst also embracing this season’s hues of blush pinks and baby blues. Detailed and contrasting sleeves, spots and stars also make an entrance. After 34 years guiding customers of all ages in looking fabulous with her clever advice, Ali is an experienced wardrobe stylist. “Often people try on something they would never believe would suit, and then get so many compliments – so word of mouth is tremendous,” she says. Some of New Zealand’s best designers are found here such as Optimum Knitwear in fine Merino, which can be ordered in the desired size and colour. “Another icon is Anne Mardell, who has feminine couture down to a ‘T’ for all sizes and heights. Her winter dresses are in contrasting textures of blues to autumn tones.” Bittermoon has beautiful burnout velvet – such as its stylish black pants and top ensemble, while ever-popular Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and Lissete.L pants give that timeless flattering fit. “Winter is wonderful for layering,” Ali adds. There’s puffer jackets in dusty pink, pale blues and silvers, long and short roll-collar vests and layering pieces. We veer towards natural fibres, rather than synthetics that don’t need ironing.” The Italian floaty silk outfits for overseas-summer weddings are exquisitely feminine and the head-turning, handmade Zsisksa Jewellery is certainly Made in the Shade’s perfect accessory. Enjoy browsing at 151a Colombo Street or www.madeintheshadefashions.co.nz. Phone 332 1238.
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BELOVED BOUTIQUE COMES TO CHRISTCHURCH On Thursday 6 April, stunning boutique Bettie Monroe held its official launch at The Colombo, celebrating with friends, family and customers.
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flightstoiof imagina n By Céline Gibson
Are you loopy about Lego? Then you must visit Imagination Station at 113 Worcester Street. They’re all loopy there. Take Operations Manager Anna Ross, for instance. Anna, a former teacher with a background in science and design, happily confesses to a lifelong addiction to Lego - especially manifest during her student years!
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magination Station is a charity run, not-forprofit play and education centre. It was initially set up as a six month pilot programme in January 2015 after people from LEGO Users’ Group (LUG4/2), Christchurch City Council and Life in Vacant Spaces got talking. Imagination Station is still run by LUG4/2 (organisers of The Christchurch Brick Show), which is an incorporated society and registered charity. We watch families interact in the Lego and Duplo pits, the parents are as concentrated as their children – it’s a life affirming sight. It underscores the four key values of Imagination Station, which are Creativity, Engagement, Accessibility, and Exploration. There are 12 iMacs for use in robotics, stop motion animation and digital design classes. Imagination Station also run workshops for schools, and to individuals after school. “And we host birthday parties,” says Anna, “so parents can watch their kids have the greatest time while they get to relax.” Playtime at Imagination Station is free, but a small koha is always gratefully received. Anna recommends parents make bookings if planning to come on a weekend, public holiday or during the school holidays. Winter hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm. For information, visit email@example.com or phone 03 260 1430.
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he Family Recovery Garden has been revamped by Greening the Rubble in partnership with Odyssey House Trust and other community support agencies. Greening the Rubble coordinator, Jane Ash, was excited to be part of the project. She says, “The project tests
FAMILY RECOVERY GARDEN
The garden is open to the public and is designed to support wellbeing.
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Last month saw the opening of the Family Recovery Garden Te Oranga Ra. The garden, which was formerly known as Places of Tranquillity, is now open to the public and is designed to support wellbeing.
the idea that agencies can bring client groups and supporters to the garden for a range of activities to support wellbeing.” Showcasing new features of the site including a kids’ bike track, BBQ and games, talking circle and raised garden beds. Groups are encouraged to use the space and facilities for wellbeing related activities. There is potential for cross pollination of agencies and consumers. The Family Recovery Garden Te Oranga Ra is on Cambridge Terrace across the river from the Margaret Mahy Playground.
A perfect evening in the theatre NBR an intelligent and hilarious celebration of human resilience The Scotsman
Isaac Theatre Royal 15 – 17 June
A comedy about love, death and preserves
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MAGIC OF MASK
The magic of theatre transcends generations, transporting actors and audiences to times and places beyond their wildest dreams.
everything she loves dies - but when true love finds her, she can’t help falling. One night, death checks into the hotel. Received with rave reviews thus far, this refreshed comedy is a “perfect evening at the theatre” (NBR) and its arrival in Christchurch marks the beginning of something extraspecial. Written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis, the show will go on in spectacular style as expected, with a delicious twist – four free workshops to be held on 15 and 16 June. Catering for different age groups ranging
I POPPED A MASK ON MY FACE AND THAT SHY PERSON WAS GONE.”
ndian Ink Theatre Company proudly pioneers new performances that push boundaries, feeding minds and entertaining children and adults alike. Its most awarded show, The Pickle King, will win hearts in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal from 15-17 June, 7.30pm. A schools’ performance will be held on Friday 16 June at 11am. Bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death, The Pickle King tells the story of Sasha, a blind receptionist at the crumbling Empire Hotel. She knows she is cursed -
from intermediate through to university, the workshops have been devised to provide participants with an immersive experience that aims to deepen their understanding of the world we live in while sweeping them up in the magic of theatre – and they’re fun! Indian Ink co-founder and The Pickle King co-writer Jacob Rajan says, “If they come away from it having felt waves of emotion, curiosity and delight - we’ll be thrilled! When I started down this road, suddenly it all came into focus. I popped a mask on my face and that shy person was gone - this new being was born and I loved it!” For more information about the ASB Performing Arts Community Grant supported workshops, visit indianink.co.nz/production/the-pickle-king/
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Opening night audience, The Belle of New York, 1938
STEALING THAT EXTRA BOW What a privilege it is to view the archive of photographs on display inside Showbiz Christchurch (formerly Christchurch Operatic Inc.).
rom its first production, The Belle of New York, in 1938, to the just closed Priscilla, this dynamic musical theatre company has been enriching our lives for a very long time! Wendy Riley, Communications Manager, points out that though the management side may be lean, the quality of their shows is world class. “In a case such as Priscilla, we’re often the first New Zealand theatre company given the rights to stage the latest large scale musicals, and we produce them to the highest international standards.” The photos reinforce her words - stupendous sets, glorious costumes, and huge casts. “Much of our success stems from the loyalty of our people – be they cast, crew, wardrobe or props – the hours they volunteer.” Next up, from 26 – 28 May at the Isaac Theatre, is a concert, An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics, with solos such as: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and ‘The Sound of Music’; much loved duets such as: ‘People Will
The Isaac Theatre Royal, SGCNZ and The Court Theatre proudly present
6pm Wednesday 17 May Making Shakespeare affordable and accessible to the whole community with a free presentation by British actor and scholar, Ben Crystal. Bookings essential. Koha on entry. www.isaactheatreroyal.co.nz
SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH PRESENTS
Musical theatre is thriving in Christchurch. Some brilliant careers have been launched from here.” Say We’re in Love’ and ‘I Have Dreamed’, plus many other favourites. Look forward to a full Broadway style orchestra on stage, with over 120 singers from Showbiz Christchurch and the esteemed National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). “We provide a springboard for Christchurch talent,” says Wendy, “Musical theatre is thriving in Christchurch. Some brilliant careers have been launched from here.” Bookings: ticketek.co.nz/showbiz By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On behalf of R&H Theatricals
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A Concert with full show Orchestra, Soloists, and a Chorus of over 120 Singers
With songs from
Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, Carousel
Frances Hodgkins 70th Anniversary Theatrical Event
and many more
Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
13 & 14 MAY
now christchurchartgallery.org.nz BookBook NOW
0800 842 538 ticketek.co.nz/showbiz
Isaac Theatre Royal
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RECIPES FOOD WINE BARS & CAFÉS RESTAURANTS
PREMIUM BEER By Nicholas Henare
THAT’S BELLY FRIENDLY
The range of beers available these days is staggering and I feel it’s my duty to throw myself on the grenade to try them all.
ne of the downsides to doing that is the incredible amount of weight I seem to be gaining in my endeavour to supply you, the reader, with a comprehensive breakdown on beverages in the market. So in rides Stella Artois to my rescue with “Légère” (pronounced with a soft G like “mirage”). Stella Artois was established in 1926 in Belgium with a long line of brewers since Sabastian Artois in 1708. I’ve always been partial to Stella Artois and you’ve got to love their branding and the quality of the product. Not that I’m a beer snob, but it’s been marketed well. Seriously, if you are
watching your carb burning regime, but you don’t want to miss out on a beer or two, what do you do? Légère has half the carbs of a normal beer, 1.0g per 100ml and 4.6 percent, and I’m pleased to say it hasn’t lost any of the taste. It’s a well-rounded flavour and it hasn’t lost any of the body I thought it would. When you are fighting the battle of the bulge these days at least you’ve got one more trick up the sleeve when drinking that amber brew. It’s good to see that competition is making the major breweries think about the product coming to the market. Légère is a nice addition to the choice selection. Cheers.
The Secret Garden
Welcome to Christchurch’s best kept secret... our sheltered, garden oasis at Dux Dine Share a Platter-for-Two, with a bottle or two of a crisp Pinot Gris or light Rose and make an afternoon of it. We will even provide the sunscreen and sun hats (plenty of parking, and free WiFi for your data addiction).
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RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE SLICE A recipe extract from Beautifully Real Food by Sam Murphy This slice is super easy and 100% delicious. If you’ve never used cacao butter before, you usually buy it in blocks or chunks. It can be a little more expensive than coconut oil, but cacao butter is what will give this slice a rich ‘white chocolate’ taste. To melt cacao butter, simply finely chop or grate the cacao butter and melt it in a small heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water.
FOR THE BASE: 130g (1 cup) raw almonds 75g (1 cup) coconut flakes ½ teaspoon salt 240g or 12 large pitted Medjool dates
FOR THE FILLING 300g (2½ cups) raw cashews soaked for 3-6 hours 190ml (3/4 cup) coconut milk 125ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup or rice malt syrup 125ml (1/2 cup) water 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract with seeds 80ml (1/3 cup) melted cacao butter 80 ml (1/3 cup) melted coconut oil 100g (1 cup) frozen raspberries.
make the base, simply pulse the 1. To almonds, coconut flakes and salt in a food processor until a fine meal forms. Add the dates and process until it begins to stick together in a dough. Press into a lined 10x20cm (4 x 8 inch) loaf tin and freeze. Drain and rinse the cashews. Blend them with the coconut milk, maple syrup, water and vanilla in a high-speed blender until no lumps remain. Keep blending and slowly add the cacao butter and coconut oil. Pour over the base. Disperse frozen raspberries evenly throughout the slice and then smooth the top. Freeze the whole slice for 3-4 hours or ideally overnight until fully frozen. To serve, allow the slice to defrost for at least 15 minutes before cutting with a hot, wet knife. Keep stored in a sealed container in the freezer and simply defrost slices prior to consuming.
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The menu’s a smoking one with the in-house smoker adding to the magic.
I CRAFT AND CULINARY MAGIC It’s time to raise the beer glasses in celebration of CBK Craft Bar and Kitchen’s first birthday on 13 May. Book a table - there’ll be offers for loyalty card members and anyone who shares the same birthday can show their ID for a complimentary meal.
t’s your home of 60 craft beers and ciders, with Good George, Stoke, Moa and revolving guest taps always poured freshly, along with a range of Three Boys and Emmerson’s and some craft beers new to the market like the Boneface range. It’s time to visit Hamish and the CBK team for a great craft beer, or perhaps the Doris Plum Cider. “The exciting news is CBK is now an off licence,” Hamish says. “Beers, ciders and wines can be taken home, including the new 1.8 litre bottles of Squealer and Growler from Good George, to keep thirsts quenched until the next visit.” The menu’s sure a smoking one with the in-house smoker adding to the magic. The Stone Grill has a smoked-meat option, and slow-smoked pesto chicken and crispy smoked duck and orange salad are winners. The Street Food section’s smoked chicken and bacon poppers will be fought over, as will the Pork Belly Dice cooked in cider. “Our pleasantly plump Barnes Wild Bluff Oysters are the best you can get - natural, with lemon herb dressing or tarted up in a Bloody Mary shot.” There’s Bar Beats Bingo on Thursdays, a kids menu, and a courtyard and private spaces make for a fabulous function venue. Visit CBK Kaiapoi 4/77 Hilton Street, Kaiapoi or the hot new website www.cbk.nz. Open Monday-Friday 11am until late and Saturday to Sunday 9am until late. Phone 327 9224.
800 Harewood Rd (Airport End) Monday - Friday 7:00am - 6:30pm Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm Phone: 359 2772
55 Clarence Street, Addington Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm Ph: 341 1110
FREE Dessert Marshland
410 Marshland Rd Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm Ph: 385 6976
with any main meal purchased. Valid to the Wednesday the 31st May. T’s & C’s Apply.
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Ph.03 327 9224
Caffé 1808 has authentic Italian charm down to a fine art. Beyond the immediate inspiration the sleek spot provides – think Ferrari red décor, intimate booths, and the distinct aroma of world-class coffee brews – the follow through is what really gives the café its compelling quality.
affé 1808’s well-executed strategy is what success looks like in action. Owner Chris Gauci says, “We are all about coffee and we have what we believe is the finest coffee in the world - Molinari. You will see other Caffé 1808’s around the world, and we are justly proud to represent the sophisticated identity, and are operating as the only Molinari branded café in the Southern Hemisphere.” While there is no disputing the focus is on delivering superb coffee, the café can’t help but excel in other areas too. “We have a great chef who loves what she does, and almost all our food is prepared fresh on site. Our signature 1808 breakfast consists of sausages, bacon and eggs prepared any way our customers want them.” The latter is a particularly interesting point, as it gives rise to the customer centric philosophy embraced by the entire team. The café also boasts a modern boardroom with a 60” screen which can be booked by the hour or day – perfect for those meetings when you want to have a sumptuous lunch and get work done at the same time! Access friendly with free WiFi, great acoustics, lots of natural light and a beautiful indoor-outdoor flow, Caffé 1808 is an oasis for everyone from the time poor to the time rich. Better yet, coffee lovers can take a slice of culinary paradise home with them with world-class beans and sleek coffee machines on offer. Experience it for yourself at 23 Islington Avenue, Waterloo Business Park, from 7.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday. Visit http://www.thecrowdedhouse.co.nz/. Phone 348 5089 or email email@example.com.
NEW LOOK • NEW MENU • NEW EXPERIENCE 24 A Main North Road Papanui, Christchurch Phone 03 3527011 • www.roseandthistle.co.nz
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he main conference room, the largest in mid-Canterbury which accommodates up to 300, can also host a sumptuous banquet. Methven Resort attracts weddings all year. Booking early is advisable with summer especially popular and conferences booked through to 2019. Revered for exquisite top-class food, two in-house chefs cleverly create many diverse and delicious international dishes using fresh, local produce like salmon and venison. They will prepare any meal for a guest’s requirements for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant with a view has seating for 100 guests. Three outdoor hot pools are a luxurious way to unwind among stunning scenery and pristine mountain air, or swim in the 25 metre pool. Evenings are entertaining with a pool table and video gaming. Socialise on the dance floor or relax by the crackling fire and choose from an extensive boutique wine list in the piano bar. At the end of an eventful day, retire to one of 47 affordable, comfortable and spotlessly clean rooms including family suites that sleep four. Methven Resort is an easy hour’s drive from Christchurch with plenty of parking on site. Visit www.methvenresort.com or phone 03 302 8724.
R E S TA U R A N T & B A R During his 2013 official visit to New Zealand we were privileged to be honoured by the Prime Minister of Thailand as the Thai Select PREMIUM in recognition of our authenticity.
Sukhu Tiger the newest party venue in town! Visit Your nearest Super Liquor for all your Harringtons Craft Beers & Brotherhood Ciders to enjoy with your Special Occasions or Email harringtons.nz for info regarding your nearest stockists
Karaoke from 5:30pm to 10:30pm Booking conditions apply.
Special Event? We have Function rooms available. The perfect space to suit Birthdays, Anniversaries, Corporate functions & Karaoke nights
Takeaway and delivery available 6 TENAHAUN PLACE, WIGRAM, CHRISTCHURCH
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03 341 1163 • 1 Riccarton Rd • thaichef.co.nz
SATIATE THOSE CULINARY CRAVINGS Here is what you do when you are hungry and you enter Bishopdale Village Mall. You make a beeline straight for Cafe Vivo.
ocated at 333 Harewood Road Bishopdale, Cafe Vivo is a warm and friendly eatery, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and plenty of delicious eats and thirst quenching beverages. Kicking things off with brunch, toasted bagels and homemade muesli goes down a treat, with French toast and the Cafe Vivo Big Breakfast on offer too. Come lunchtime, why not try a chicken and bacon open sandwich, or the salad of the day? Homemade scones and muffins are made every day. Light meals which include toasted sandwiches and wedges, aren’t far away. A kids menu and a comprehensive list of sides will keep everyone satisfied.
Plus, gluten free and vegetarian options are available too. In terms of drinks, a wide range of hot and cold drinks are on offer, such as coffee, tea, hot chocolates, smoothies and assorted chilled beverages. With their barista made coffee, only the finest beans are used, with Manager Blasia personally checking that your cup of coffee meets the quality standard you deserve. Cafe Vivo is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 8.30am to 4pm. So why not treat yourself and satisfy your culinary cravings at Cafe Vivo? For more information, phone 360 0996, or visit www.facebook.com/cafevivochch.
By Kate Pierson
First and foremost they may be a practicality, but these days, oven mitts can also be a fashion statement. Who would have thought?
blessing when you’re transferring piping hot dishes from A to B, you can also use your mitts to add a splash of flavour into a kitchen that is lacking in personality. We’ve rustled up some of our favourite prints and novelty patterns for 2017 with the Pantone
We’ve rustled up some of our favourite prints and novelty patterns for 2017
Colour of the Year – Greenery – making its debut on the kitchen style scene too. Kitchen fashion doesn’t need to come at a high price, and we quite like the idea of creating a wall collage of cute utensils, including a mitt, using rose gold oversized nails, or hooks.
1. ANNABEL TRENDS 2. SUNNYLIFE 3. THIRD DRAW DOWN
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THE TASTE OF
CULINARY SUCCESS Indian Pearl is everything you would expect in an Indian food restaurant, and more.
wner and chef, Birendra Singh, recently moved his very popular restaurant from Papanui to Colombo Street in Sydenham. The new premises are more spacious, there
is some off-street parking and the décor is bright and energetic. Pendant lighting creates a moody ambience. It is a family run business. Birendra brings over twenty years of experience as a chef to the menu. Succulent dishes are marinated and cooked in a charcoal tandoor. On the menu are favourites such as Rogan Josh, and Chicken Handi - sliced chicken cooked with tomatoes, onion, cream, fresh coriander and thick gravy. The Pearl Special Chicken is Birendra’s signature dish, cooked and finished with freshly ground herbs and spices. Indian Pearl specialises in Northern Indian cuisine, harking back to Birendra’s own roots in North India, and is well known for its authentic curries and freshly baked naan. There are lamb and seafood mains, and vegetarian and gluten free meals. All the mains are cooked mild, medium, or hot to suit tastes. Of 24 TripAdvisor reviews, 21 are ‘excellent’ and three are ‘very good’. Guests have nothing but praise for the staff and the service. The wine list is packed with New Zealand wines, or if preferred, you can BYO wine. There is also a full bar. Open seven days from 11.30am until late, there are $10 lunch deals every day, and all meals are available while dining in or to take away. See the website www.indianpearlrestaurant.co.nz or phone 379 1863 to make a booking.
EXPERIENCE Cafe Restaurant Bar
& enjoy fine wine from highly trained experts...
Connoisseurs of Vivace coffee and delicious food Love Coco!
Nick Lange - Proprietor New kid on the block, just opposite the casino. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Come in and dine with us. Full menu available on www.facebook.com/threecowsvictoria
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Tue-Sun 10am-10pm Mon 10am-4pm 71 Victoria Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 377 8944
GUMBO WINE MERCHANTS
Your fine wine consultants
400 Barbadoes St, Montreux Building
Ph.020 4106 8403
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
MODERN JAPANESE DINING IN CHRISTCHURCH
Music is one of the greatest gifts we are blessed with in our lifetime. Different genres and artists have the ability to lift our mood; create wonderful memories; and bring a party to its feet, dancing the night away. and Ashburton, lovely business owner Aaron (aka Bones) will happily deliver and set up the equipment at no extra charge. He’ll also willingly travel to other spots too, with an extra charge to be agreed.
RICCARTON 85 Riccarton Road 03-3416608 RICCARTON@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ
WE ALWAYS DO THE BEST WE CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND THAT IT ALL GOES TO PLAN.” Aaron & Sheryn Hales and their children.
arty Jukebox & Karaoke is in the business of bringing music to our ears with its mobile jukebox and karaoke systems. A family enterprise with a heartwarming authenticity and sincerity to it, the business caters for all manner of special occasions, from six year old birthday parties, right through to 60 year wedding anniversaries. Full to the brim with music for all ages – 10,000 toe-tapping tunes to be precise – the jukebox systems are incredibly economical at only $275. For those based in Christchurch
PARTY JUKEBOX & KARAOKE
“We always do the best we can to make sure everyone is happy and that it all goes to plan. We will come along to your event, show you how to use the equipment and then come back to pick it up. We’ll work as flexibly as possible. “We also offer Karaoke systems as well, and lighting, which adds a new and fun dynamic to events.” Working with all sorts of clients, from corporate functions to Christmas parties, Aaron and his friendly family crew are just a phone call away; ready to help make your special occasion an unforgettable one. Visit the amazing website at www.jukebox.co.nz.
CHEERS TO THE GOOD TIMES
MUSIC IS SO GOOD IT’S LIKE HAVING THE MOST EXPENSIVE BAND IN TOWN.
• DIGITAL JUKEBOXES • KARAOKE OPTION • PARTY LIGHTING • YOU SELECT THE MUSIC
0800 4 A JUKEBOX 0800 425 853
1027 Ferry Road
Ph: 03 595 2428
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Location Waimairi/North Beach
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BOOK YOUR MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, LUNCH OR DINNER WITH US Happy Mother’s Day! All Mums recieve Complimentary Bubbles. Call to book now!
BEACH CAFE $10 Lunches Mon - Friday. Changes daily Beef Bourguignon with Polenta Fries & Garden Greens. Great with the Hermit Ram Pinot Noir. All our house wine is hand chosen from our wonderful Waipara. Cafe is available for Private Functions. Hours: open 7 days: 9am to 4pm.
OFTEN QUOTED AS “THE BEST THAI IN CHRISTCHURCH” Amazing authentic Thai food will also turn you into a Green Chilli Thai restaurant advocate.
Special lunch for $10
Home delivery, Takeaway available, BYO, Vegetarian friendly.
Green Chilli THAI RESTAURANT Cnr Riccarton Road and Monavale Ave (03) 343 5378
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Upper Riccarton Location
Image (x1 only) SEVEN CAFE BREAKFAST - LUNCH - COFFEE We take bookings for high tea functions. Ideal for birthdays, baby showers, hens parties & special anniversaries, available from 2.30 pm. Or hire out the cafe in the evening for a private function. Contact us now to book or Enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Special - KIDS EAT FREE (T&C apply) Early Bird Special 7.30am - 9.30am Mon- Fri Eggs on toast $7 or regular coffee & muffin $7 Mon-Fri 7.30-4.30pm Sat-Sun 8.30-4.30pm
16a Beach Road, Waimairi Beach
1/596 Ferry Road Woolston, Christchurch
STUNNING VIEW, EXQUISITE FOOD Only a short 1 hour drive from Christchurch, the Methven Resort Hotel is the perfect choice for your wedding. With accommodation in the Mt Hutt Village, plus our onsite chef offers a special wedding menu with a wide range of flavours to suit all of your guests. • 3 heated outside spas • 25 metre outdoor swimming pool - seasonal • Accommodation 47 ensuite rooms • Bar • Conference room can hold 300 people
51 Main Street Methven
(03) 348 1886
0800 22 44 40
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Cnr Riccarton Road and Hansons Lane Christchurch www.sevencafe.co.nz
(03) 384 1145 (030 381 2855 (03) 384 9993
Fully Licensed (03) 382 8599
CAFE KUDOS ACCLAIMED CHRISTCHURCH WIDE On site Cooks, chefs and bakers who love new flavours and adapting old fashioned favorites Cabinet food and catering (on or off premises) Private upstairs meeting room available with a full repertoire of office technology. Let us cater for your meetings. Mon-Thurs 7am to 4pm, Fri 7am-6.30pm. Now available Saturday and Sunday for private bookings or functions.
235 Annex Road Middleton
Fully Licensed, Wi-Fi, Great Parking (03) 338 1801
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142 Papanui Road Merivale Christchurch 8014
NEW BREAKFAST MENU Magnitude Cafe offers a selection of delicious ever evolving cabinet options, gourmet baked potatoes and now the addition of a new breakfast menu. Freshly roasted house-blend coffee and a wide range of teas, smoothies and “Good Buzz Kombucha”. Warm, welcoming atmosphere with modern decor and free Wifi. Please inquire about venue hire,catering and large group bookings.
21 Mary Muller Drive, Heathcote, off Chapmans, off Port Hills Rd.
Reopened Under New Management
Unit 2, 314 Tuam Street
(03) 384 5263
(03) 355 5932
(03) 366 3051
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BE TRANSPORTED TO THE STREETS OF GUANGZHOU
LIFE’S A BEACH... AT OCEAN CAFÉ & BAR SCARBOROUGH
Authentic Cantonese Cuisine in the Heart of the City. Mention Metropol and receive Free Dumplings with your meal. (1 per person).
Open Daily @ 8am for Breakfast & Lunch Open late on $5 Friday...
30 Victoria St Christchurch
147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner
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(03) 372 8892
Next Door to Clinch Automotive
(03) 326 7923
ROAST BEEF & ALL THE TRIMMINGS EVERY LUNCH & SUNDAY NIGHT All rugby/sports played live on our big screens 7 Days $7 beer/wine 4-6pm Open for lunches Sunday/Monday/Tuesday $10 desserts Monday/Tuesday lunch/dinner try all our large wood fired13 inch fired pizzas $20 Tuesday quiz nights Thursday $10 cocktails Thursday/Friday curry & beer nights Full menu Open for for breakfast at weekends Opening hours: 10am - late Mon - Fri 8am - late Sat - Sun
West Melton Village
Weedons Ross Road
Ph.03 421 6481 Metropol May 11, 2017 51
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LUNCH FOR THE FOOD LOVER
ARTISANAL BREADS AND PASTERIES
Lunch at The Monday Room is either a quick bite or a three course affair. With entrees, mains and dessert served from 10:30am-3pm, the restaurant offers a relaxed and professional space to enjoy our delicious fare. Check out our menu online at www. themondayroom.co.nz Open: Mon-Fri: Lunch from 10:30am-3pm Sat-Sun: Brunch from 9am-3pm Dinner from 5:30pm 7 days.
French Bakery where everything is homemade and prepared using traditional French methods. Indoor/outdoor seating. Burtons coffee. Free wifi. Open Tuesday to Friday 7am-4pm. Saturday 8am-3pm.
To book phone 03 377-5262 or email: email@example.com
E. themondayroom.co.nz Bishopdale
352 Colombo Street Sydenham, Christchurch
(03) 421 6559
(03) 379 1863
Join our friendly staff for a fun Sunday Brunch or Lunch. Choose from our “Special Menu” or select from the cabinet. Most dietary need catered for. Bookings would be appreciated to save disappointment.
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Indian Pearl Restaurant offers affordable family dining and takeaways with a home based ethnic menu. Come and enjoy our great family environment and meet our amazing staff, or have your meal home delivered. Open 7days and fully licensed
SPOIL MUM THIS MOTHERS DAY WITH LUNCH AT REALITY BITES CAFE
(03) 3598 400
NOW OPEN - SYDENHAM’S NEWEST FAMILY FRIENDLY DINING EXPERIENCE
736 Weedons Ross Road West Melton
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245A Sawyers Arms Road
TRANSPORT YOUR SENSES TO THE MEDITERREAN
ROCKSALT CAFE CAFE/BAR BOOK YOUR FUNCTION WITH US NOW!
Exotic South American food ,music and entertainment at the Boteco Cafe & Restaurant. Dine from our Authentic South American/ Mediterranean Menu and Jive the night away to our live in-house music.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Saturday 4-6pm All Beer and House Wine $5 Available for Functions. Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open 7 Days Tues-Sat 8am-10pm Sun-Mon 8am-3pm
Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-late
237e Kilmore Street Central Christchurch BY0
(03) 377 3833
7 Normans Road Srowan, Christchurch (03) 355 5299
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UNTOUCHED WORLD™ NATIVE GARDEN CAFÉ
Delivering an artful and seductive mix of glamour and an amazing authentic Thai Menu, that will delight your taste buds. Our food is always fresh and cooked to perfection using Thai spices and recipes. Taditional. modern and seasonal dishes. Exotic food in Exotic surroundings.
Serving up fresh seasonal food, the Untouched World™ Native Garden Café is a favourite with locals for breakfast, brunch, lunch. Cosy up by the fire with a coffee and a tasty treat from the cabinet, or dine alfresco in the peaceful native garden setting. Just 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport with plenty of off-street parking available, it’s a calm oasis away from the hustle. Open: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm, Sat/Sun 9.00am - 4:00pm
73 Victoria Street Christchurch
155 Roydvale Avenue Burnside
305 Cranford Street Christchurch
(03) 365 5494
(03) 357 9499
(03) 355 0218
Opening Hours: Monday: 7.30am to 4.30pm. Tuesday to Friday: 7.30am til late. Saturday & Sunday: 11am til late.
(03) 339 7915
Two 4 One Steak night
WEDNESDAY Kids Dine For Free THURSDAY “Shout Ya Mate” & Free BBQ SAT & SUN
Roast of the Day and a Drink for $20.
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With free parking at the door and opening out onto the Lindauer Lawn – the perfect beer garden spot, Spectators is where sports supporters warm up and cool down, and the place for pre and post show diners to get the complete performance. Coming Up: Mother’s Day with bubbles and treats for Mum, ‘Pink’ Tuesday in support of the NZBCF and Wednesday Entertainment Night’s. See our website for all the details.
SPECTATORS - 7 DAY BAR & BISTRO
firstname.lastname@example.org 65 Jack Hinton Drive Addington Raceway
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ALFRECO CUISINE WITH A GORGEOUS RIVER VIEW AT THE FOOT OF THE HILLS
INSANELY DELICIOUS DUMPLINGS
A great place to soak up the sun over a long lunch or linger over dinner in our homely restaurant. Relaxed or casual with separate bar, restaurabt and large outdoor area. Fully Licensed - A la Carte.
Our dumplings are fresh and hand made daily. (not frozen). Come and try our classic mouth watering meat or vegetarian dumplings. For another divine culinary experience, try our kiwi-inspired flavours of cheesy meat savoury dumplings or sweet rich chocolate dumplings served with ice cream.
Open Monday - thursday 11am to 12am. Friday & Saturday 11am to 1am and Sunday 11am to 10pm
69 Centaurus Road Cashmere (03) 337 2227
Barrington Mall Spreydon, Christchurch (03) 337 3322 Metropol May 11, 2017 53
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TABLE AT MONKS FOOD MADE WITH PASSION AND TALENT Centrally located on the corner of Madras & Armagh streets, this brand new café 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 – Get one FREE on presentation of this advert Discover this cosy spot today!
Image (x1 only) THE EARLYBIRD CATCHES THE BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DEAL! Book the first table for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating Christchurch eateries and you’ll get 50% OFF the FOOD BILL for 2 to 4 DINERS! Choose from 50 fantastic Christchurch restaurants and cafes. Use promo code METROPOL to get $5 FREE CREDIT!*
INTRODUCING CAFE VIVO Drop in for a refreshing coffee and cake. Small or large groups welcome for breakfast, brunch or lunch – pre-order to save time. Spend $15 and get 15% Discount Bring in Metropol to recieve this discount Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday 8.30am to 4pm
Book now at www.firsttable.co.nz/chch
282 Madras Street Christchurch
333 Harewood Road Bishopdale, Christchurch
*Promo code can only be used on new sign ups. $5 free credit to be used towards booking fee. Booking fee is normally $10 per reservation. Credit must be used within 30 days of signing up.
(03) 377 3777
New Brighton Location
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(03) 360 0996
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CELEBRATE AT CAESARS
We invite you to embark on a culinary journey of the Indian Subcontinent and explore the many regional styles of cooking that India has to offer. Our cuisine is based on the most popular dishes of five Southern states in India and a few dishes of Northern. Discover the hidden flavours and aromas for yourself and match them with our specially created wine list for the perfect compliment to your meal.
A taste of fine Asian cuisine blended with classic European fare. Stellar offers a large variety of menus to cater for different special occasions. From a selection of finger food to a selection of A la Carte st menus. Free function hire, for your Office Shout, Wedding, Birthday Party or Ladies Night.
Famous for its Home Style Kiwi and Mediterranean cuisine with attention to Flavour. Kids Play area and Menus. Ideal for celebrations and functions. Book for Mother’s Day Special Menus from 9am with Complimentary drink for Mum. New Caesars Menu with options “Pay for What you Choose to Eat” Open Daily: Lunch 11-4pm. Dinner from 4pm and Weekend Breakfast from 9.00am
217 Marine Parade New Brighton, Christchurch
Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road E. email@example.com
Northwood Supa Centre 548 Main North Road
(03) 388 0898
(03) 345 6888 for reservations
(03) 323 5420
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Upper Riccarton Location
Image (x1 only) HOW DO YOU PUT 7000+ ISLANDS UNDER ONE ROOF? WE BRING YOU THE COMPLEXITY OF FILIPINO FLAVOURS IN THE COMFORT OF OUR CAFE. Philippine Cuisine – a fusion of dishes from eastern and western influences using diverse cooking techniques FIL-FOOD FIL-HOME FIL-LOVE Our Promise: Authentic, delicious Filipino cuisine served with warm and friendly service Dining in and take away Opening hours: Sun-Wed 10:00am-8:00pm Thurs-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm
Shop 7, Peerswick Mall 388 Riccarton Rd, Upper Riccarton 027 789 3456
Image (x1 only) TAI TAPU HOTEL & FUNCTION CENTRE • Al a carte restaurant open 7 days • Full menu runs from 12pm through to around 8pm last seating for evening. • Extensive menu with shared plates/starters, platters, mains and House made desserts • Great wine selection • Sheltered courtyard and large grassed outdoor area for dining or wines & platters
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Authentic cuisine with a real taste of India. Lunch from $8.99 Monday to Saturday. Dishes like our red garlic chicken are a must try! We give a birthday meal free for parties over 4 people NEW menu from 8th of November. Introducing new starters, mains & soups
opposite liquorland (03) 310 6900
(03) 329 6819
IN LOVE WITH OUR INDIAN FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS!
75 Victoria St Rangiora
700 Old Tai Tapu Road Tai Tapu
(No Boarder) Northwood
Shirley / Rangiora
114 Marshland Rd Shirley (03) 423 9932
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MOTHER’S DAY - TREAT HER AS A ROYAL SUNDAY 14TH MAY
KUM PUN THAI RESTAURANT GLAMOUR
BOOK YOUR MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, LUNCH OR DINNER WITH US
Book and be into WIN A $150 GIFT BASKET. Available for all Mothers dining a la carte on breakfast, lunch or dinner
Delivering an artful and seductive mix of glamour and an amazing authentic Thai Menu, that will delight your taste buds.
Happy Mother’s Day! All Mums recieve Complimentary Bubbles. Call to book now!
Our food is always fresh and cooked to perfection using Thai spices and recipes. Taditional. modern and seasonal dishes. Exotic food in Exotic surroundings.
158 Hussey Rd Northwood, Christchurch (03) 3235455 firstname.lastname@example.org
73 Victoria Street Christchurch
Cnr Riccarton Road and Monavale Ave
(03) 365 5494
(03) 343 5378
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Christchurch’s greatest little Irish Pub Open 7 Days until 3am
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The Piano: Mark Hobson Saxophones with Alison Holden Piano
Dux Central: El Guitaro Becks Southern Alehouse: Unhinged
The Craic: Fat Stallions Trevinos: X Files The Cuban: Nick Lee
13 May Halo Bar & Lounge: The Story of The Blues – Show and Supper Dim 7th Jazz and Whisky Bar: Subtle Sound System: Youngsta
The Piano: Stella Duffy: In Dame Ngaio’s Footsteps 84B Riccarton Rd 03 343 4657 www.thecraicirishbar.co.nz
Hotel Montreal: Jazz Dine: Latin Menu with Dr Sanchez The George: Jazz Dine with Bob Heinz & Keith Petch
17 May The Craic: Karaoke with DJ Chick - Pink Party
19 May The Craic: Reckless Duo The Twisted Hop: Stomping Nick Jackman
The Craic: Shameless Few Isaac Theatre Royal: An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics
Dux Central: Sunday Jazz Sessions Blue Smoke: Sunday Sit Down, Get Down with Nick Hollamby The Gym: The Bats Pre Flight Party
1 June Boo Radley’s: Boo Radley’s Comedy – Cori Gonzalez – Maceur
Whisky Galore: Ardberg Day Blue Smoke: Evan Dando – Baby I’m Bored
SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY After a successful sold out season in The Big Smoke – London’s West End – the UK production of The Simon & Garfunkel Story is winging its way to New Zealand.
he show will take you through all the songs and stories that defined their legendary careers – collectively and individually. A projection screen will feature 1960s photographs and film footage along with a full band performing all the hits including Mrs
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Robinson, Bridge over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer and The Sound of Silence, among many others. The Simon & Garfunkel Story will land in Christchurch on Thursday 27 July at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
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Hellers’ new Winter Range Sausages New crafted range from Wigram Available in Supermarkets & Bottle stores
Wigram Brewing Company
Brewery & Sales, 57 Sonter Road Wigram Christchurch Ph. 03 343-4493 email: email@example.com www.wigrambrewing.co.nz
Offers a delightful blend of Kiwi and Brazilian food. They also offer catering for all events. Find them at 619 Ferry Rd, located inside the Mobil. Mon-Fri 6am-5pm and Sat-Sun 7am-2pm Ph. 021 0811 6772
featuring the Stout, Mushroom & Angus Beef. A collaboration with Wellington’s Garage Project and their Aro Noir Stout. Complimented with Premium Angus Beef, a true winner! Available in all supermarkets
Sandy Mac’s Dressings It is so often difficult to find something easy to wow your meal, and also be, gluten, dairy, egg and onion free. If you have some of my Dressings in your pantry, your food will never taste as good again. DIP, DRESS, MARINATE, ROAST. The options are endless.
Boysenberry and Dark Chocolate New York Baked Cheesecakes
Fresh, Delicious, Innovative Menu Gluten Free Dairy Free Paleo Vegan Free Delivery Finger Food, Canape, Antipasto & Salads Private & Corporate Catering (027) 727 4401 AppetiteNZ@xtra.co.nz www.Appetitecatering.co.nz
Where eating healthy is a pleasure Our Sushi is fresh every day and is only the finest in Japanese fare!
290a Main North Rd, Redwood Ph. 354 4699
�vailable at Ohoka & Amberley Farmers Markets or call me on 0210431706 for other options.
Quality is key, whether bridal or birthday, corporate or casual. Taste, style and presentation is my specialty. Let my imagination be used for your celebrations. Bespoke designs detailed by your wishes at great prices! Contact Fleur on 027 233 2277 www.fleursdesignercakes.co.nz
High tea @ home Treat someone special birthdays, anniversarys, special days. We’ll do the food…you do the rest place your order now
Halswell Bakery & Café 346 Halswell Rd Open 7 days Ph. 322-4600 www.halswellbakery.co.nz
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It’s All Greek To Me
Authentic Greek food prepared with love, passion and flair you can taste. Dine in or takeaway 7 Shakespeare Road, Waltham (Opposite Hollands Suzuki.) Ph. (03) 968 4852 Mon-Wed 10.30am-7pm Thurs-Fri 10.30am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm daily) www.itsallgreektome.co.nz
“Think Global – Drink Local” Three Boys Brewery Premium Craft Beer Supplying Christchurch’s best bars and restaurants with the finest beer since a long time! Look for us locally in bottles and on tap, or direct from the brewery door at 592 Ferry Road. Ph. 03 940-5621 www.threeboysbrewery.co.nz
Looking for a tasty treat?
Try our Pure South Lamb Shanks Plain or Minted.
Bush inn centre Cnr Riccarton & Waimari Rd P. 348 5043 Open 7 Days
Scottish Society of NZ Pipe Band together with Whisky Galore presents
“Pipes & Drams”
Whisky Tasting & Auction Highland Performance 7.00pm 20th May 2017 Cardboard Cathedral Tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious Scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie!! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too
MRS DENTON’S Fine. Food. Fast Takeaway Cafe, Delicatessen
168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8.30am-3pm Ph. (03) 357 4516 027 469 0206
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Little Sister Catering Whether it’s a corporate or family function or even a workplace shout, the team at Little Sister can come up with something fresh and delicious to suit your audience and your budget.
Little Sister Cafe Open 7 Days, 670 Main South Road, Templeton Ph. (03) 349 7337
A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. Una Bakery 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph: 337 8214.
Hearty meals are good when it’s getting colder - we have everything you need.
9c Normans Road, Strowan. Ph. 03 355 0932 Like us on Facebook Open Tuesday to Saturday
Boutique winery, restaurant and event venue. Located just minutes from Christchurch, this popular winery restaurant serves great food that is matched to handcrafted boutique wines. Come and enjoy the wines, vines and fine food. Ph. 347 4968 Weedons Ross Road West Melton www.meltonestate.co.nz
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A multi-award winning microbrewery set in the heart of the busy Riccarton suburb. Look for us at your local store and bar, or visit us at 55 Riccarton Rd for takeaway crafts. www.eaglebrewing.nz Ph. 341 6849
Whether you’re a Disney fan, or into another theme entirely, we can create custom cakes to whatever you desire. Just give us a call and let’s start creating your masterpiece!
What’s inside “The Box”? The lid’s off! Come and see what’s inside. Great space, great coffee, great food and exceptional service 1/10 Acheron Drive Ph. 348 6829
Sweet Revenge Ph:03 3528815 www.facebook.com/sweetrevengechch www.sweetrevenge.co.nz
Award Winning Ham Makers of NZ
slow-smoked ‘Gourmet Hams’ Order NOW for All your special occasions
Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street
Spoil yourself with our own special blend “New City” Coffee, house roasted to ensure a fresh, delicious cup. Delicious Cuisine with healthy options. Open Mon - Fri 7am - 5pm. Sat - Sun & public holidays 8am - 5pm
Cranford Street Merivale Ph. (03) 356 1835
The grape harvest goes hand in hand with beautiful autumn colours in Waipara. We’re celebrating the 2017 vintage with a vintage release of the delicious Ataahua 2011 Pinot Noir. Available from our website
Simply the most stylish coffee machine around! Available in a range of colours use with beans and/or pods.
The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd. 23 Islington Ave, Islington. Phone 03 348 5089 www.thecrowdedhouse.co.nz
The colours of 2017 Taste, on a higher level
Natural NZ organic Marlborough Flaky Seasalt base flavoured with fresh, local, organic ingredients. Distinct flavours such as Truffle, Saffron and Lavender. Available Fridays at Ohoka Farmers Market and Saturdays at Christchurch Farmers Market Riccarton House.
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Whatever the occasion. Highest quality, locally sourced meats are cut to order at
your gluten free and paleo specialist. Ph 03 366 4947 72 Selwyn Street www.mybutchery.co.nz
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EXTERIORS INTERIORS BUILDING OUTDOORS KITCHENS & BATHROOMS
KITCHEN CANDY By Kate Pierson
Whether you consider yourself a domestic goddess or domestically challenged (present company included), there is nothing wrong with pursuing a vanity project when it comes to your kitchen. Better still, you have an unbeatable recipe for style success if your chosen kitchen candy is capable and eye-catching.
Hereâ€™s a rundown of some of the fancy numbers that have stolen our hearts:
Le Creuset Peruh Kettle: tea and coffee preparation has never looked prettier than with this preppy little number. Itâ€™s a bit of a show-off in looks and function with an anti-slip, heat-resistant ergonomic handle and great compatibility with gas, electric, induction and ceramic surfaces.
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Vitamix Total Nutrition Center: a smooth-ie operator! From your favourite healthy juices, to tasty hot soups for winter, the nutrition center is the perfect blend (pun intended) of features.
Magimix Cooking Food Processor: if you’ve ever dreamed about earning ‘expert’ status in the kitchen, then this beauty has your name written all over it. It is the powerhouse of the kitchen with the ability to whisk, steam, blend, mix, puree, grate, mince, slice, chop and the list goes on. An induction cooking system ensures the perfect heat and a rinse function takes the hassle out of cleaning.
Smeg Dolce Stil Novo Wine Cooler: champagne anyone? Designed in partnership with some of Italy’s top sommeliers, this clever cooler offers independent temperature zones, perfect for storing red, white and sparkling wines.
Dolce & Gabbana Smeg ‘Sicily is my Love’ Toaster: yes, it certainly has a grand title, but its esteemed moniker is nothing short of what this culinary star deserves. High fashion has found its way into the kitchen with this collection.
We have it on good authority that Total Food Equipment is a haven for foodies and a stockist of many of these brands. Bon Appétit!
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THINKING OF BUILDING? GET SOME INSPIRATION FROM OUR 144 PAGE MAGAZINE
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HAVING A UNIQUE SKILLSET IS IMPORTANT TO CREATING BRILLIANT DRIVEWAYS.
PAVING THE WAY FORWARD FOR INNOVATION
Laying a concrete driveway can be a bit of an art form. It can also be tricky, especially on hill sites, and in difficult to access areas.
ohnny Parkins and his team at Drivecrete Concrete Placing specialise in such things. They also do pathways, floor slabs, asphalt, retaining walls and fences, and more. The focus, however, is driveways. In Christchurch, there is still a lot of work to do in repairing and replacing earthquake damaged driveways. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of remedial work to be done – fixing sub-standard earthquake repairs. Of course, Drivecrete also lays driveways for new builds, and Johnny can offer advice on insurance work. Johnny prides himself on his professionalism and being client focused.
He has a long list of happy clients, and regularly gets referrals from them. He remains personally involved in every project. He is the person clients talk to initially, from the free no-obligation quote, to the very end of the project. He has lots of advice if needed and plenty of experience on both the most suitable product for the job, and understanding clients’ needs and ideas. Having a unique skillset is important to creating brilliant driveways, he says. “You have to be able to visualise it first, then get to work creating something aesthetically pleasing.” Visit www.drivecrete.co.nz to see photos of Drivecrete projects, and to contact Johnny to discuss your own project.
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White Room Interiors Drapes, blinds, shutters, wallpaper Free measure and quote Beautiful european fabrics
Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909
www.qualityfurniture.co.nz P. 371 7500
QUALITY FURNITURE SPECIALISTS RE - UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS
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Cnr Colombo St & Bealey Ave. Ph. 3661 656
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STELLAR SUCCESS FROM THE GROUND UP
While it can be difficult to pinpoint the reason for success, the exceptional performance of Andrews of Canterbury is easily attributable to the team’s impressive experience.
roudly New Zealand owned and operated, the business (named after its two founders, both called Andrew), has enjoyed considerable success in residential, farm and security fencing; retaining walls; decking, along with other projects that thrive thanks to the team’s expertise and lateral thinking. Working alongside other big name businesses like Mike Greer and Naylor Love, Andrews of Canterbury has recently added some significant projects to its professional portfolio. These include the brand new deck at Shirley Primary School for Corbel
Construction. This is now known as one of the biggest decks in Christchurch. Embracing a ‘no problems, only solutions’ philosophy, the business prides itself on being diverse and flexible for clients. Working predominantly in the security and residential markets at the moment due to a concentrated flow of work in these sectors, the team knows enthusiasm and energy is paramount for a seamless, timely delivery, as is meeting and exceeding client expectations. For further information about how Andrews of Canterbury can deliver your next project, visit www.andrewsofcanterbury.co.nz.
ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING Specialists in Fencing & Decking
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Andrews of Canterbury
560 Mt Thomas Road 03 313-9375 or 027 369 3974 www.stewartcontracting.co.nz Fernside, RD1 Rangiora 7471 firstname.lastname@example.org 03 313-9375 email@example.com 027 369 3974
Stewart Contracting Canterbury
Ph. 027 899 3556
Mothers Day Vouchers available. The gift that keeps on giving.
new in stock new seasons camellias, 74 varieties, including standard and espaliered options. also in stock 68 varieties of Rhododendrons.
MCSAVENEYS NURSERY 57A McSaveneys Road Marshland, Christchurch
Phone 03 385 4675 64 May 11, 2017 Metropol
A Bespoke style solutions
FOR THE HOME Trenzseater’s style is instantly recognisable – the modern and sophisticated, bold yet elegant designs are timeless. “People really appreciate our classic style because they know they’re getting something that will stand the test of time and won’t date,” says owner Ben Lewis.
long with providing a high-end personalised interior design service, the company specialises in New Zealand-made furniture, as well as an extensive collection of drapery, blinds, lighting, rugs and accessories. As a furniture designer and manufacturer, part of the Trenzseater service is creating tailor-made bespoke solutions to match with their range of internationally-sourced brands. Originally established in 2000 as a high-end furniture designer and reseller, the Trenzseater Interior Design Service was formed after Ben saw a niche for a full interior design service, focused at the high-end of the market. That service now operates nationwide, and has received international accolade for its work in the sector over the years, both here and abroad. The team of interior design consultants at Trenzseater have outstanding expertise across a range of disciplines from residential to commercial, to ensure you achieve a truly unique and exceptional result. From specifying and supplying all the furniture, drapery, wallpaper and blinds to overseeing their installation and onsite management, the service caters for all design processes – as well as detailing such as accessories, bedlinen and dinnerware. Visit the store on 121 Blenheim Road, phone 03 343 0876, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see www.trenzseater.com for more information.
OUR SHOW HOME
YOUR DREAM HOME
Come see for yourself.
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Beautiful Natural Concrete to your walls and floors
We have a product that goes over existing surfaces both walls and floors that is seamless and beautiful in any home or commercial space. Give the team at Flash a call and design the space youâ€™ve always wanted.
03 595 2079
295 Blenheim Rd | Phone 348 3285 | www.exquisitetiles.co.nz
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A LIVING SPACE
YOU LOVE By Kate Pierson
From pastel hues to energetic tones, with a splash of patterns in the mix, 2017 living décor is being willingly governed by a fresh breed of colours.
1. 3. Colours have strong psychological properties, with the ability to transform our mood.
beautiful remedy for what ails you; colours have strong psychological properties, with the ability to transform our mood. Blue, for example, connotes serenity, reflection and calm, with a soothing soul to it, while pink encourages physical tranquility, representing warmth and love. The full colour spectrum offers infinite potential when it comes to creating a Zen living environment and we’ve collated a mood board of colour rich pieces for your living space that will offer a perfect combination of style and sensory stimulus that is sure to leave you feeling inspired. While it has its share of critics who dub it ‘pseudo-science’, colour therapy is nonetheless widely recognised as a tried and true way to support wellbeing. It’s a practice that hasn’t gone out of fashion – in more ways than one!
1. OZ DESIGN FURNITURE SPECTRE VELVET HERMON. 2. CHALK PAINT BY ANNIE SLOAN. 3. HEATHERLY DESIGN. 4. FREEDOM HOMEWARES. 5. LINEN HOUSE NEW WAVE VASE. 6. HANDKRAFTED MEGS ROUNDING DINING TABLE TOP BY FLITCH AND RASP.
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TRINKETS By Kate Pierson
As a self-proclaimed trinket-addict, I can readily empathise with those who end up with ‘odd bods’ in their homes.
ortunately for our kind, there has been a flood of beautiful trinkets onto the market that serve a functional purpose as well. From hosting stray hairpins in the bathroom to jewels in the bedroom, right on to matches for candles in the living room, functional trinkets can have
many different uses. Thanks to their chameleon like nature, you can move them between rooms to serve whatever purpose you like. We’re particularly taken with Moroccan and Indian style designs, which add a striking pop of colour to your chosen space.
Thanks to their chameleon like nature, you can move them between rooms to serve whatever purpose you like.
1. MYKONOS ROUND BOX 2. ANIMALIA GIRAFFE TRINKET BOX
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A-HEAD OF THE
STYLE GAME By Kate Pierson
If you’re a loyalist to the trend forecasts it may not come as much of a surprise to you that upholstered headboards are all the rage for 2017.
Headboards achieve instant glamour and can channel an almost artwork style vibe in a space that needs some perking up.
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hese inspiring accents for your boudoir are no shrinking wall violet; they have triumphantly replaced the timber frames that have dominated for so long. From a classic feature piece in more pared back hues featuring buttons, right through to an eclectic floral design, headboards achieve instant glamour and can channel an almost artwork style vibe in a space that needs some perking up. From bespoke options, right through to off-the-shelf models, the upholstered headboard provides an excellent anchor for your bedroom. It offers a
starting point for an overarching visual narrative, enabling you to introduce complementary accents, from throws and cushions, right through to larger pieces like a chaise longue or the like. Usually reserved for those of celebrity status, or the boutique hotels we frequent on special occasions, the market saturation of this striking feature means they are much more affordable with a diverse range of options for you to experiment with. A particular favourite for 2017 is the combination of Pantone’s Colour of the Year – greenery – and plush velvet, the fabric of the times.
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A MISSING LAYER Cymon Allfrey
AS OUR CITY CONTINUES TO STRIVE FORWARD IN ITS REBUILD, ARCHITECT CYMON ALLFREY QUESTIONS WHETHER WE ARE BUILDING A CITY WITHOUT SUBSTANCE.
s you walk the streets of any central city you notice and engage with the buildings that stand out, that ignite a reaction, that have character. Yet if we peel back the layers, of any city, it is the buildings that pose no real architectural interest or value that are the ones which add the greatest character to the city.
They are the ones that bring diversity of space and environment, the ones that create ‘grit’ to a cityscape. They are the ones that add to the city from a social perspective. For small businesses, artists and start-ups, these buildings provide a space in which to operate from, a work environment in which they can put down
roots and call their own. Through the lowend rental of these buildings comes their opportunity. This underbelly of commercial life creates culture and energy within a city. If you reflect on Christchurch, as it was pre-quake, the central city was filled with these types of operations – sole traders, small boutique companies, creatives. Their presence brought life and energy to the
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For a city to be successful, it needs to be a city of substance and diversity. city, which in turn brought with it other business and amenity. Without this diversity of people we face the risk of creating a central city without substance, something that almost feels a little fake. As a team of architects we fill the gaps that the anchor and large private projects leave, but many of these gap fillers are
falling through as the yield and rental rates along with elevated building costs work against the value of the building. As a commercial venture, if the end value doesn’t stack up then the project doesn’t fly. With high supply coming through the yield isn’t going to drop, and while rental rates may move slightly, it will not be enough to solve the problem.
Essentially, the cost of constructing and fitting out a new commercial building to standard doesn’t allow a rental opportunity for the smaller niche market business – so where do they go? While we have seen some innovative approaches to low-cost offices with rent-adesk and co-operative space sharing, most of this is now full and it is still significantly more expensive than the pre-quake lowend rental that was found throughout the city. For a city to be successful, it needs to be a city of substance and diversity. And while this may come to central Christchurch, it is a long time away, as it is only as we see regeneration within the new that it will emerge. While I can’t see a solution, I can see a reality in which Christchurch will lose even more of its character. And while we can control this loss in the built environment by crafting a new one, we can’t replace lost social character. We have planned for Christchurch to be a better city. It will be more accessible, safer, greener. But with this comes the loss of the underbelly and the cultural diversity of the city environment. It is an impossible situation. What does it mean to the fabric of our city if we lose an entire layer? www.caarc.co.nz
Ph 027 545 6991
We can start your new home of tomorrow – today.
Aquapel infused lightweight concrete flooring super hydrophobic, with steel mesh reinforcing waterproof when cut easy handling, cost effective all weather installation
www.reseneconstruction.co.nz 0800 50 70 40
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DELIGHT THE SPECIAL
WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, why not get mum something special from the place that has “Gift” in its name?
Great range of animal planters in store now at The Gift Box.
he Gift Box of Lincoln is packed full of gift ideas, not just for mum, but for anybody celebrating a birthday, graduation, house warming, baby shower and more. In-store is a visual treat. There are woollen ponchos and winter wraps; colourful scarves and snoods; fluffy pillows and animal print cushions; sculptured butterflies and windmills for the garden; cyclamens for indoors. For chocolate lovers, there is a selection of Seriously Good Chocolate Company treats. Amongst the new stock is a range of fingerless gloves, designed by Kate Watts, made in New Zealand from 100 percent merino, and screen printed with delicate colours in eco-friendly inks perfect for the trendy mum this winter. There are two stores full of gifts, which can be gift-wrapped for free. The Gift Box of Lincoln at 19 Gerald Street, Lincoln, and Be Inspired at 346 Halswell Road.
‘Infinity’ lockets. Design, create, wear. Exclusive to The Homestyle Collective
Painting by John Burns. Available at Windsor Gallery
At token buy any two Ashley & Co products for Mum and receive two hair care products for free!
Design 5 Upholstery for all your upholstering requirements.
‘Anoint’ gift packs all available at The Flock
Lots of beautiful Status Anxiety goodness in store for Mum
Avonhead Mall Cnr Withells & Merrin St Ph. 03 358 3663
Recover and make your furniture NEW again! Designed and Made in NZ
Commercial Upholstery Reupholstery Domestic Upholstery Ph. Simon 03 327 9263 | C. 027 494 6706 www.billboardme.co.nz/billboard/detail/design5
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Shop 7, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd Ph. 389 9242 email@example.com
THE BEAUTY OF
100% recycled timber, natural, non toxic adhesives & finishes. Made in NZ. Available at Simply NZ Store Airport and BNZ Centre.
Scented soy candle from Rose in Thorns. Available in various fragrances at Pay it Forward.
The small vases and bottles are priced at $20. Small bowl, $15 Available from West Melton Pottery
Beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day available at Shelf Home+Gifts.
‘Split of a Second’ by Florence Egasse. Acrylic on canvas $850. Available from Majuba Gallery www.majubagallery.co.nz
A selection of beautiful new ceramics available at The Ivy
Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions. Craft potter Frank Hakkaart has been a part of that long history for over twenty five years. He has taught pottery groups, tutored university students, and exhibited his work nationally.
ost recently Frank has been throwing beautiful, useable pieces in his new studio in West Melton. The craft potter is a disappearing thing. “A lot of ceramic being done now is castware. The ability to sit down and throw pots, basic functional pieces, is not being taught the same way anymore,” he says. If he is not developing new designs and glazes in his studio, Frank is creating uniquely crafted pottery pieces. “Each piece is handmade from start to finish.” With plenty of gift ideas, from personalised coffee mugs, teapots, pet bowls, vases and more, each piece is designed to bring the beauty of handcrafted ceramics to your home. See the Facebook page, or visit the studio, 7 Westview Crescent, West Melton, Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm.
Dyrberg/Kern Compliments range
available now at
The Ivy Beautiful homewares ﬂowers inspiring gifts & creations
MAJUBA GALLERY FINE ART|GLASS|JEWELLERY
Open 7 Days
5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs P/F: 03 315 5053 www.majubagallery.co.nz
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DIVINE GIFTS FOR THE DISCERNING
DISCOVER SARTORIAL ELEGANCE Radiating with beauty in Amberley is much loved Ruby Six. Over the past year, this stylish store has become synonymous with all things beautiful and unique.
rom its exquisite homewares featuring designer products and gifts sourced from New Zealand and around the world, to wardrobe additions that make the heart flutter, this is a boutique with its finger firmly on the pulse. During the past year, owner Jenni Dobbie has extended the clothing range to include the highly desirable Elk label. From petal sleeve dresses and wide leg jumpsuits, through to long cardigans and leather jackets, the winter collection is characterised by effortless elegance. Beyond the beautiful wardrobe additions, a stunning array of accessories is also available including jewellery, shoes and leather bags, which perfectly complement a chic ensemble. To peruse the stylish possibilities, find Jenni and her lovely team at 6 Markham Street. A quaint building full of veritable treasures awaits.
These stunning knives are sold individually. Available at Ruby Six priced from $11.90
Discerning Mother’s Day shoppers are sure to find a unique gift amongst the luxurious collection at French Blue.
ffering a range of carefully handpicked ‘French inspired’ local and internationally sourced homeware, gifts and jewellery, owner Catherine Matthews always keeps her eyes peeled for gorgeous, high quality products. “People come here to find something really unique,” she says. From stunning handmade Italian scarves, hand painted European ceramics, Swedish rugs and beautiful linen, to gorgeous candles, French soaps and diffusers, as well as a small selection of lovely books – the range is varied and interesting. “Our gorgeous handmade cushions are a great gift, and the jewellery range is sourced from Israel, Mexico, France, Italy and Spain. You will also find an array of delightful greeting cards.” Located in Elmwood Village, visit French Blue at 9a Normans Road, or phone 355 7545 for more information.
“Artwood’ Canvas Cushions available from French Blue.
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Made in Italy, Scarves designed by Simon Ogden (Touched By Fire)
he family business offers a bespoke service, guiding the customer through each stage of the process, from design to installation. “Each kitchen is tailormade specifically to suit you and your needs,” says owner Paul Collins, who recently took over the business with his wife Karen. “We want our clients to feel happy whenever they walk into their stunning new kitchen and to have a warm sense of feeling ‘this is exactly what I wanted’ – and achieving that outcome all starts with great design.” Located in Upper Riccarton, the team of highly qualified designers provides personalised design in your home and at the studio. “We work closely with our clients from the beginning and use 3D software and virtual walk-throughs to give them a clear idea of how their kitchen is going to look and function – it’s all about attention to detail.” The couple has over 10 years of Kitchen Studio experience and their daughter Elise manages the business, engaging with key contractors to provide a full installation service. “What many people don’t realise is that kitchens are extremely complex projects,” Paul says. “Our team provide a complete service to the highest standard possible, so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of.” Kitchen Studio Christchurch is located at 1a/303 Blenheim Road. Phone 343 3376 for more information, or visit www.kitchenstudio.co.nz.
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JAGUAR LEAVES COMPETITORS IN DUST By Ben Selby
The world loves the Jaguar F-PACE. The performance luxury SUV has cleaned up at the 2017 World Car of the Year Awards, earning the prestigious title of World Car of the Year 2017 and World Car Design of the Year.
T THE PERFORMANCE LUXURY SUV HAS CLEANED UP AT THE 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
he double success makes the F-PACE only the second vehicle in World Car of the Year’s 13 year history to win both awards. The F-PACE saw off the competition in a vote made by the World Car of the Year jury, made up of 75 automotive journalists from 24 countries. Director of Jaguar Design Ian Callum, also responsible for other Jaguar models like the XE saloon and F Type sports car, had this to say
about the F-PACE’s success. “The F-PACE is our first ever SUV, but it is clearly recognisable as a Jaguar and for it to win the 2017 World Car of the Year trophy vindicates our decision to bring our unique design principles and dynamic qualities to a new sector of the market.” The F-PACE is Jaguar’s fastest growing model to date. It is available in a range of petrol or diesel options and a wide variety of equipment levels are on offer.
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IT STILL FEATURES THE SAME MAD STYLING, BUT WITH SUBTLE VISUAL CHANGES OVER ITS PREDECESSOR.
he Huracán Performante is the stripped out, low fat version, of the standard Huracán LP610. It combines new lightweight technologies and an improved all wheel drive system. Lamborghini say the standard V10 engine has also benefited from an upgrade. The main draw card for the new Performante is Lamborghini’s new patented active aerodynamic system, named Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, or ALA. This enables the driver to choose levels of aerodynamic downforce, or drag for the road and track. “The Huracán Performante is a product of our advanced technological developments in order to design a car that delivers perfect performance,” says Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. The new Aventador S is the latest flagship Lamborghini, succeeding the standard Aventador, which began production in 2011. It still features the same mad styling, but with subtle visual changes over its predecessor. Power has gone up 40hp to 740hp, the sprint to 100km/h from rest is a blistering 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 250km/h is sure to rearrange ones fillings. An all new four-wheel-steer system has also been added to enhance stability at speed.
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SERVING OF SUPE One of last year’s AA top 10 choices in the wagon, the Skoda Superb Sedan TSI not only meets its wagon brother in standards, but in my opinion, it’s better. It’s got really good looks and the days of the boxy eastern European look are firmly in the past.
n its place is a refined drive with more bang for buck than other comparable vehicles in the market. With front and rear heated seats, leather interior with a sleek dash and an automatic closing
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New Shape, Only 28,000kms, High spec with Distronic Cruise Control fitted ($2800 option), 19 inch Factory AMG Alloys, Panoramic Glass Roof, 360 Degree Cameras, Black Ash Wood Trim, AMG Performance Steering Wheel, Adaptive Brake Lights, Reverse Camera/Bluetooth Phone/NZ Nav/CD/AUX. A very impressive sound and look!.
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boot, this model boasts features plus. The extras are a bonus including umbrella storage in the door, a removable rear light that can be used as a torch, Bluetooth and a rear view camera. The folded metal bonnet gives you a refined contour and very nice exterior lines. GPS is a blessing for those that become disorientated in Christchurch. For the techno-junkies, i-Link for iPhone and the base in the speakers is an excellent touch; a quality sound to go with a quality vehicle. With 206 Kw and lane assist with 4-wheel drive as an option, it reads like the ‘who’s who’ of cars, but really, you have to drive it to understand how it ticks all the boxes. A multifunction steering wheel means keeping your eyes where they should be. My biggest test these days when I pick up a new model is my children - the biggest car critics of all. They loved the LED interior lighting trim and the USB chargers for devices. I loved the space and performance of drive. Combine that with the price tag and range of driving options and you really have a winner.
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SUBTLY SUBLIME By Nicholas Henare
Wow, what a saucy little minx the Peugeot 308 GT Blue HDI 2L is to drive.
ooking from the outside, it’s as subtle as they come but with a real natural appeal. It takes getting into the driver’s seat to appreciate her true beauty. She’s quick off the mark with 181 kW and heaps of room. She’s sporty, but not enough to make an older driver, like myself, look like I’m trying to be something I’m not. But that’s the key when you hit sport mode; it’s all on, with the amplified engine growl being something that makes the pulse race. I hadn’t even rounded the block and I had a smile on my face. Only two other cars have made me do that in the last 12 months. The i-cockpit was easy to navigate and operate. It has sexy but subtle written all over the dash, with clean lines and efficient connectivity between driver and car. It’s simple but stylish. You can tell I liked it, right? The suede leather interior is something different, and I was worrying a tad about dropping my takeaway curry on it. It’s got a high-quality cabin, that’s for sure. I didn’t try the paddle shifters on the steering wheel to change gear because I just didn’t need to; it was already great fun. Breaking and acceleration were up with the best of them; and it cornered very well. A spitfire of a car, it didn’t let me down, no matter what I threw its way.
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Let 2018 take you further. The essential dynamism of South East Asia is unveiled as you travel from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. The way of life on this extraordinarily diverse waterway will wrap itself around your heart, leaving you with a greater understanding of the marvellous Mekong
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