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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 and leavesis the rest of usto who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' In today’s issue, toes, Metropol proud share the exciting rather perplexed. milestone of oneAllof Fitzroy of Merivale’s residents – Olive of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeSlade, who turned 100memories in April. In as the same month, turned 31,inducing for me I reflect on my style – or Irather unstylish evolution. It would be difficulttruly to determine which of themind. styles I donned as a kid so the significance of her birthday boggles my of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas title. My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, tie-dye ife can be a lottery of numbers - mortality looms large inwideleg front jeans, of alland of us leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled - although this sobering reality is one many of us try to avoid entertaining dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my too often. I findMum it incredibly fascinating when I think about how Olive has and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our been witness to suchhousehold. phenomenal changes. I also can'tfamily, forget the pink, leather heels that my friend and I wore on Olive’s life, and that of her was sopatent far removed from what we know girls'have nightsseen out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer for the case these now. Her parents would Kate Sheppard’s successful campaign days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my women’s right to vote, and Olive herself was born just shy of the First World own pair of 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. War. I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these $20 Olive would have seen cant her lifetime – from the wars white,signifi pointed heelshardship with bowsduring on. to the Great Depression of the thirties. Yet, ainlotspite all of endured, The interesting thing about of theofstyles wethis, haveshe banished to the back of ourAnd minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves and thrived. She lived. on her 100th birthday, she danced.back in vogue when style royalists decide to give a second wind. The truth is even the modern age withthem all of its technological bells and Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one whistles cannot rescue us from the inevitable ups and downs of life. But I’ve of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the always believed that confidence the downs are just as crucial as the ups – so our ambition injection. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I to go after the ups and appreciation for them never wanes. alsoour love appetite the feeling and that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. The path in life is never linear, butthrough it is most a privilege. hallmarks of my youth I hope reading somecertainly of the not-so-fashionable provides some conversation starters thisbirthday weekend as you share some of I was truly moved in seeing thegreat photos of Olive’s 100th celebration. your own sartorial sins with friends in andrecognition family. Generations of friends and family came together of a life lived


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By Nicholas Henare

Perched on the southern coast of Islay, the Ardbeg Distillery has forever held a deep connection to the sea; the depths around Ardbeg are full of legendary mysterious creatures that roam the seashore.


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es, that would pretty much sum up the thought processes I would have wandering along the beach if I ever managed to visit those Isles of Whisky. But lucky for Cantabrians who want to take part in whisky festivities, we have Ardbeg Day on Saturday 3 June. From 9.30am to 5pm, we will plunge deep under the sea and bring these legends to life at Whisky Galore at 834 Colombo Street! Bearing in mind the ever important tees and cees - you must be 18 years or older to attend Ardbeg Day. If you are, then you’ll delight in being among the first in the world to celebrate the unveiling of the limited edition 2017 bottling, Ardbeg Kelpie, with an array of themed activities, paired canapes and all things Ardbeg. I joined in on the event last year and found there were a lot of others who got into the “spirit’ of things too. Go in for a tasting and chat to the team at Whisky Galore to have a bit of fun. Michael from Whisky Galore says, “Ardbeg Day is one of the most exciting events in our whisky calendar; a celebration of one of Scotland’s most iconic distilleries and also an opportunity to try the new limited edition Ardbeg Kelpie. “We would like to invite you to join us on 3 June to be among the first in the world to try this wonderfully smoky new dram, named after the mythical sea-creature said to inhabit the waters around Scotland and the distillery.” Join both Michael and I for a dram or two, and let’s see if we can walk away with a few good stories, a smile on our faces, and a wider appreciation of the amber nectar.


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CELEBRATING A CENTURY On Saturday 22 April Fitzroy of Merivale was thrilled to celebrate the incredible milestone of one of its residents – Olive Slade’s birthday.


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Friends, family and colleagues came together to mark the momentous occasion with a special cake and even dancing from the birthday girl!

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SOCIAL SCENE Damien Ellis, Teri Kearns

David Lynch, Bettie & Bonnie (Epic Entertainment), Michael Durie

A SPECTACULAR SIDESHOW On Thursday 27 April, Christchurch Casino’s weird and wonderful fun gaming charity event was hosted in Sixty6 on Peterborough.

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CYCLE CHIC By Céline Gibson

In the 20th Century, New Zealand born spy heroine Nancy Wake, dubbed the ‘White Mouse’ by the Gestapo, once cycled 500 kilometres over 71 hours, passing through several German checkpoints, to replace vital codes her wireless operator had been forced to destroy in a Gestapo raid. Without the codes, there could be no fresh orders or drops of weapons and supplies. Nancy’s story was told in the highly acclaimed novel Charlotte Grey, later adapted for screen.


n the 21st century, there are women on bikes who are just as innovative, and just as brave as Nancy Wake. ‘Cycle Chic’ is a collection of films brought to us from established and emerging film-makers that focus on women with extraordinary stories.

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‘Cycle Chic’ has had three years of planning, and Brett Cotter, Curator and Director of the Big Bike Film Nights has this to say of the collection: “It’s always been my ambition to showcase a range of bike films that inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike.” Brett says he had a 2am epiphany one morning that the concept of ‘Cycle Chic’ was pretty unique and special. “If I’m right, then this collection of short films dedicated to female bike riders is a world first, and here it is debuting in New Zealand.” Described as having a ‘world cinema’ feel, the films feature an urban planner who dreams of having a cycling lane in her home city (no easy task as she lives in East Africa); a couples’ bike journey across America where love and adventure come together; a London bike store owner with her unique point of difference; mountain biking in Japan; some Melbourne women fixated with “fixie” bikes, and two stories, set in South Africa and Afghanistan, that illustrate how bikes can empower communities. “’Cycle Chic’ has a theme of exploring and pushing boundaries,” says Brett, “it shows women who are courageous and advocates for change, with the humble bike being the unifying factor throughout these films.” Brett acknowledges it is a female orientated collection, but says because the stories and the people are real, both genders will connect and enjoy the films. The ‘Cycle Chic’ film collection screens Sunday 28 May, 6.30 pm at St Margaret’s Charles Luney Auditorium. Tickets are available at or via door sales on the night. For more info on Cycle Chic go to, or email


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On Saturday 1 April, designers and celebrities hit the catwalk wearing the latest New Zealand fashion to support brave families. Vicki Farrant, Denise Todd

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Thomas & Mary Patterson Hannah Aualiitia, Kathryn Martin, Hannah Martin The M Factor Fashion Show for Ronald McDonald House brought together talented designers from across the country who raised $67,000 for the inspiring cause. Check Facebook for more from this event.

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range of roller blinds and both timber and aluminium venetian blinds to reflect your lifestyle and personality. Being helpful and providing the best possible service and quality workmanship is of the upmost importance to Mauds. The team offers the complete package - from advice on fabric choices, through to measuring up, quoting, making and finally installing the finished product. Ring one of the Mauds consultants today on (03) 327 4919 to arrange a site visit and a measure and quote with the mobile showroom van, or email your new or existing plans to The showroom and workroom are open 9am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 12pm Friday at 88 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

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“There would be few people who have not had, or will not have, someone they know cared for at the Nurse Maude Hospice,” says Sue Bramwell, Nurse Maude’s general manager of marketing.

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hat care and support is free of charge for patients and their families and helping to fund that care are the Nurse Maude Hospice Shops. There are now eight hospice shops across the city; in Merivale, Avonhead, Sumner, The Palms, Beckenham, Bishopdale and Kaiapoi and Rangiora. “Our hospice shops are very much part of the community,” says Sue “and everyone who donates to, or buys from, us is directly supporting the Nurse Maude Hospice.” Right now the hospice shops are in dire need of good quality winter clothing, particularly women’s tops and jackets and larger sized women’s clothing, so whether you’re cleaning out your wardrobe or just have one jersey, jacket or warm top, you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Nurse Maude has been caring for the people of Canterbury for more than 120 years and is an integral part of the community. “Fortunately, the community has always been an integral part of us too,” says Sue “and it has been doing a brilliant job of supporting us”.


Since opening its doors in March, things have been heating up in the basement of the British Hotel; seems as if all Hell’s breaking loose, and no one is complaining.

os Dixon, owner/operator of The Hell Fire Club has worked hard to make her venue stand out from the rest. The entrance lobby, alone, is an LP collector’s joy. Copies of smash hit record covers blanket the walls and ceiling. “I spent hours at the local photocopiers,” says Ros, “and there’s still room for more.” We stare at the naked patch above us till Ros says, “Nah – I’ll leave it bare – the unfinished masterpiece.” Open from Wednesdays through to Sundays, 5pm to 2am, this is the place to indulge your hedonist desires, as you stretch out by the fire like a well contented cat, and treat yourself to the best of food and beverages while being entertained as you’ve never been entertained before! Ros outlines her ambitions for the future. “I plan to develop the creative vibe in here – exhibit great art on our walls; feature bands, soloists, poets, performance poets and writers. We’ll have open mic nights, and host events. It’s not about the dollars; it’s about providing a space that supports our people to show what they can do.” Ask Ros for a best moment and she’s quick to reply: “When the club’s buzzing, everybody’s happy, then somebody calls out, “We love this place!”



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The founder of iconic furniture brand, Miss Lolo, is a chip off the creative block when it comes to the furniture she brings back to life – unapologetically unique, very authentic, and full of amazing potential.




amzyn Adding’s bright and bold business may have found its legs without much prior expectation, but the success of the concept is definitely not fortuitous. Adding talks to Metropol about how she saw a niche in the furniture market and she filled it with a kaleidoscope of loud and proud colour. Where did the inspiration for the Miss Lolo concept come from? There was no pre-planned idea or a business plan of any sorts. Miss Lolo was a complete and utter fluke, as someone with no furniture or upholstery training in the early days, I was literally a fish out of water! It started out with me taking the boring beige couches we had and I then had them upholstered in a bright pink fabric. Family and friends were like, ‘Wow! Cool!’ so I thought, ‘Oh, really? I’ll buy a couple more and do the same and see what happens’… every piece sold ridiculously fast on Trademe much to my shock horror. So I started the FB page and within a matter of months we had 10,000 followers. At that point I thought, ‘OK, I might be onto something here…’ Your profile has grown immeasurably over recent years, what do you attribute that to? I think it’s attributed to a couple of different things; the first is undeniably colour. People are drawn to colour. Colour is emotive and we are one of the very few furniture brands who embrace it entirely. I think much like marmite, people either love us or hate us, but regardless, they know who we are and that’s all I want is to be a brand that people remember. Secondly, I attribute it to me being upfront and a little brash … I have no airs or graces; what you see is what you get and that’s very much how I run my social media pages. I think for that reason people have found me and the brand approachable and much like themselves. At the end of the day I’m the average Kiwi mum of four daughters who just happens to be running a growing business at the same time.

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What is the most satisfying part of your entrepreneurialism and what is the most challenging? As someone with a design based business I’m a bit of an anomaly in that I love numbers. I have spreadsheets for Africa and know exactly what’s where, where’s what, if margins are being met etc. The accounting side of the business and watching it grow is what ultimately motivates me. As time’s gone on, and the business has grown, I’ve had to step back from the design side of things (although I’m still in there daily making design decisions). I have to spend more time on the business growth side of the company. The most challenging without a doubt was being diagnosed with cancer last year. That put a major spanner in the works! Cancer aside, the most challenging is capital. With rapid growth comes major expense, and I always feel like our growth is held back by our lack of capital. So it’s a slow and steady growth at the moment instead. Why the name Miss Lolo? My grandmother was called Lois and everyone referred to her as Lolo, it’s also my middle name. She was crazy artistic like the bulk of my family and often pushed the boundaries both socially and creatively, so I thought it was a pretty good fit. What have been some of your favourite projects or pieces? My favourites are where the client goes bold. As so much of what we do now is client led, all we can do is guide them in the right direction. Even though people love the idea of colour when it comes down to the business end of things so many will still choose to go with something more subdued, but when a client actually goes with a crazy bold colour or pattern they’re my absolute favourites!

COLOUR IS EMOTIVE AND WE ARE ONE OF THE VERY FEW FURNITURE BRANDS WHO EMBRACE IT ENTIRELY. How would you describe your creative approach? The only approach we take as a company is to bring colour back into people’s lives. What does a day in the life of Miss Lolo look like? Freaking mad! I’m up at 6.30am every morning and the next 2.5 hours revolves around me getting 4 kids up and out the door. From 9am, I’m back in front of the computer which is generally where I sit through until 2.45pm. Then it’s back getting the kids from school, dinner on, kids showered … at 5pm every night I stop entirely for an hour and sit down for a wine (or 2) with my husband to debrief and relax. Then once the kids are in bed I spend until around 10pm answering Facebook enquiries and catching up on any work I’ve missed during the day. Favourite mantra? “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be someone who hates peaches.” Dita Von Teese “You want your business to be like marmite. Love it or hate it everyone knows what it is.”

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NEW HEIGHTS OF SUCCESS Charter Transport is a successful player in the South Island transport and logistics industry. It believes customer relations and supporting its people are equally important and this is why the business has such a passion to succeed in everything it does. The entire business revolves around the great individuals that make up the Charter team.


ynonymous with trust and integrity and with a significant focus on cultivating a supportive familyfriendly environment for its hard working team, Charter holds the interests of its entire staff in the highest regard, and, where possible, takes an active interest to ensure their people meet their goals and careers. Milan Doszkoty is just one great example of this; when he came over almost a decade ago, he knew very little about life in this part of the world. After the busy roads, large corporates and population of Europe, Milan found a quiet but warm welcome at Charter Transport and wider New Zealand. With the right combination of a “can do” attitude and passion at work, and in his personal life, from day one Milan showed the Charter team he would fit in. Years of hard work paid off – from his first days as a temporary workforce employee, the team at Charter supported Milan to learn, improve and understand the ways of the New Zealand transport industry. Over the years Milan has worked hard to become not only a qualified driving instructor and fulltime member of the Charter Team; he has also achieved his goal to stay in New Zealand as a permanent resident. Beyond work duties, Milan`s passion for the outdoors and the mountains simply keeps growing. 18 May 25, 2017 Metropol

WITH KNOWING THAT HE HAS THE SUPPORT FROM HIS WIFE ILDI AND THE CHARTER TEAM, MILAN’S DREAMS OF CLIMBING SOME OF THE MOST CHALLENGING PEAKS IN THE WORLD IS BECOMING A REALITY. With knowing that he has the support from his wife Ildi and the Charter team, Milan’s dreams of climbing some of the most challenging peaks in the world is becoming a reality. Milan’s latest Bolivian adventure with his life-long mountaineering friend, Krisztian Gazso, is just another example of the time, commitment and support from his wife and peers required to achieve these personal goals. Whether its mountaineering, rock climbing the Italian dolomites, an expedition in the Bolivian Andes, conquering everything in-between France, Switzerland, Austria or the Southern Alps, it doesn`t really matter as long as a snowy peak is in front of him - Milan is living the dream.



WONDER by Céline Gibson

Leonard Charles Huia Lye was born in Christchurch in 1901. One sunny day, little Len kicked an empty kerosene can around his back yard. The flash of light and thunder clap that emitted from the can, triggered a revelatory moment that would be referenced repeatedly throughout his artistic career.


n 1922, Lye moved to Sydney and began experimenting with kinetic sculpture. Four years later, he moved to London, and in 1928 became a member of the artist collective Seven and Five Society (Frances Hodgkins joined the following year). Lye began film-making, combining Māori, Aboriginal, Samoan (Lye had briefly lived in Samoa) and modernist influences in his animated works. Lye visited New York in 1944, and decided the Big Apple was for him. His works in abstract expressionism, kinetic sculptures, and film began attracting international recognition. He was granted American citizenship in 1950. On his second visit to New Zealand, in 1977, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, offered to build large-scale versions of sculptures never realised by Lye. All of his major works were bequeathed to the Govett-Brewster Gallery upon Lye’s death in New York, in 1980. With the support of the Len Lye Foundation, New Plymouth, the Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder exhibition is coming to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu from 5 August – 12 November. Alongside his bang-crash-bounce, frenetic, energetic sculptures, Lye’s films, drawings and paintings will also be exhibited. Welcome Home, Len! For info visit

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With ball season and mid-winter festivities just on the horizon, it’s time to don our style thinking caps and consider the plentiful possibilities for what sartorial gems we can adopt for these more formal soirees.





hile the traditional attire for an evening of indulgent celebration has often called for female guests to wear their best frocks, we’re turning our backs on the status quo and opting for something that is equally as elegant – the silk jumpsuit. The jumpsuit has increasingly found a place for itself at events that require ‘evening dress’ or even those with a ‘ball’ tag attached. Case in point is Bella Hadid at the Met Gala Ball. Designed by Alexander Wang, Bella’s glittering catsuit had to be sewn onto her. We’ve got the feeling this will be a tad high-maintenance for most, so we’ve opted for something just as sexy, but a lot more sophisticated. Paired with kitten heels, a few sparkles and a statement clutch, you’ll be the belle of the ball.

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WINTER BOOTS And so it begins. WINTER. Electric blankets, crackling fires, ice on the windscreen, red wine. BOOTS. A new pair of boots can transform a tired wardrobe. Here’s what’s hot (and not so) in the land of winter footwear. Clockwise from top left: Paula Ryan Avana Boot, $470. Paula Ryan Napoli Boot, $550. Mi Piaci Bazi Ankle Boot, $300. Mi Piaci Filo Ankle Boot, $350.

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SKINNY ANKLES – New boot styles are seeing almost sock-like qualities designed to emulate the shape of your leg. If you have narrow ankles, it’s time to stock up large. These styles hug the leg and look best with blackout (60+ denier) pantyhose to create a longer silhouette. Reserve your sheer black hosiery for evening and reach for black opaques or nude pantyhose for day. Controltop pantyhose do magical things for waistlines, so take advantage of this while the weather calls for it. OVER THE KNEE BOOTS – If your legs are your best asset (meaning the envy of all your girlfriends) then these are for you. That said, over-the-knee boots are in their second season, so while still popular now, may be best avoided by the budget conscious. BLOCK HEELS – Heels on boots are becoming squarer and wider which for us means more comfortable. To find the best pair, look for soles with good rubber tread (min 2mm) which will add comfort and cushioning to the balls of your feet. Ever wondered why some boots are just more comfortable than others? Chances are they will feature inner cushioning under your soles and heels. Let this be your guiding light. IN THE NUDE – Fabulous with light denim and pale colours, nude leather boots suit weekend over workwear. They also visually connect the dots when teamed with soft pastel knits and pale leather/ suede jackets, also popular now. Hot tip – when you buy nude or coloured leather, try to source the matching shoe polish at the same time. Then you won’t tire of them at the first sign of wear and tear.

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SUEDE – Yes, it’s making a comeback (as are suede heels which I’m still not convinced of). Black suede is fabulous for evening as the pigment density is darker than leather. That said, it is also higher maintenance. Sueded microfibre is a good alternative; hardier than the real thing and you don’t have to be so precious. WEDGES – Look for wedges with a slightly narrower heel to elongate and slim your calves. Wide wedge heels make legs look chunkier. A lowrise wedge will still give you the elevation while providing maximum comfort for day. KNEE-HIGH FLATS – Derived from riding boots, these are still my go-to style for winter whatever the trend. They make your legs look great, are a dream to wear, and go with almost everything from dresses to skirts, leggings and skinny jeans. My favourite pair of these is the Paula Ryan Napoli boot (far right). It makes your leg look slim and is seriously comfortable to run around all day in.

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SOPHISTICATION Magazine offers a range of beautiful designer clothing from size 10-26 and is predominately New Zealand designed and made, including its own label, ‘Magazine’. styling ability, masses of creativity and fashion flair, as well as professionalism and an absolute commitment to deliver the ultimate service. The experience can be summed up as, “An exceptional in-store experience to discover your perfect look, regardless of age, shape or size, with the help of passionate fashion experts.” Magazine has 10 beautiful stores throughout New Zealand and is proud to announce the opening of its newest boutique in central Hamilton at 19 Worley Place. Visit the Windmill Centre, 188 Clarence Street, Riccarton, Christchurch. Phone 03 348 6929 and visit Other Stores: Takapuna, Mt Eden, Pukekohe, Mt Maunganui, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North. Outlet Stores: Pt Chevalier, Taihape.


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PUT THE P RIGHT FOOT FORWARD For over twenty years, Charlotte Russell has owned and operated Feet First Podiatry, from the same premises at 37 Main South Road.

odiatry, she says, is so much more than cutting toenails and removing corns and calluses. “We have a lot of people come in for general foot care because of underlying medical conditions.” Whether its diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or any number of possible conditions that manifest in the feet or lower limbs, Feet First has two full-time and two part-time podiatrists to diagnose and treat all things podiatric. In addition to the Upper Riccarton practice, there are also clinics in Waltham, Marshlands, Darfield, and Redcliffs. These are open on different days, and the details are on the Feet First website. Fungal nails are an annoying problem for many people. “Clearanail” is the latest technology in treating fungal nails, and it is available at Feet First. “Clearanail” uses controlled micro penetration of the nail in

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a painless process that allows the treatment to fully permeate the nail bed. Including three follow-up appointments to make sure the treatment is working, Feet First has an introductory offer on a course of “Clearanail” until the end of June. The Shoe Room is the only retail outlet in Christchurch dedicated to supporting the “high risk foot”. There is a range of fashionable, functional footwear and orthotics to support people who, for medical or biomechanical reasons, need accommodative footwear. Brands such as Propét, FRANKiE 4, Vionic and others are available at the Main South Road Feet First clinic. Take the first step to healthier feet by calling Charlotte and the team on 03 348 7910 and see the website

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or some 15 years NailX has been importing and distributing quality, durable and professional International Nail Manufacturers’ (INM) nail care products from the USA for New Zealand nail technicians, salons, beauty schools and students. Owner, Karen Clark, was introduced to the products when she was a nail technician herself and was so impressed with their quality that she bought the New Zealand distribution company. “Once technicians have tried and worked with the INM range, they realise just how good it is and keep coming back for more.” Everything a nail technician or a salon might want for its manicures and pedicures is available at NailX, both in store and online at

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Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand (30 percent of deaths annually) and every ninety minutes a New Zealander dies of heart disease. Many of these deaths are premature and preventable.


his sobering reality is one that cannot be ignored, and is the primary focus of Christchurch Heart Group based at St George’s Hospital. Providing shared expertise and sub-specialisation of the eight cardiologists working in a team environment, the practice is unique in the services it can offer and has recently become a Southern Cross Affiliated provider. Cardiovascular risk is normally assessed in the general practice setting. New Zealand guidelines recommend all men from 45 years and women from 55 years should undergo heart risk assessments. Certain ethnicities and people with known cardiovascular risk such as a strong family history of heart disease should undergo regular assessment 10 years earlier. The role of the Christchurch Heart Group is to evaluate, investigate, and treat heart disease. Potential symptoms of heart disease include chest pain (which encompasses discomfort/ tightness/heaviness/squeezing that can also be in the shoulder, arm, jaw); shortness of breath; palpitations (awareness of abnormal heart beat); dizziness; fatigue; and decrease in exercise tolerance. People often mistake heart symptoms as ‘indigestion’ or ‘asthma’. It is important to stress that symptoms may be subtle and any concerns should be discussed with your doctor. Christchurch Heart Group uses the latest technology and equipment to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. An exercise test is the most widely used diagnostic test for cardiac disease, and is an important and accurate way of assessing how the heart works when placed under a ‘load’. It involves a graduated walk on a treadmill while

being monitored for chest discomfort or shortness of breath and changes on the ECG. A positive result may lead to further investigation with coronary angiography and possibly treatment with angioplasty and stenting. Echocardiography is a non-invasive ultrasound based technique to look at the structure and function of the heart. Movement of the blood can also be detected, which is very useful for looking at heart valves and congenital heart problems, such as holes in the heart. An echo is often performed in people with heart murmurs, shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, dizzy spells, ankle swelling, fatigue, fainting attacks, or a family history of heart problems. Echos performed at Christchurch Heart Group are independently reported by cardiologists with sub-specialty training in cardiac imaging. A holter monitor records the heartbeat continuously for 24 to 48 hours. Such prolonged monitoring may enable the cardiologist to correlate the patient’s symptoms with the heart rhythm at the time the symptoms were felt. This correlation is critically important in making a diagnosis in a person complaining of palpitations and dizzy spells. High blood pressure (BP) puts an increased load on the heart, brain, kidneys and other organs. If untreated, it can lead to heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke. High BP usually has no symptoms, so accurate diagnosis by screening is very important. Ambulatory BP monitoring can be very helpful to determine if a person does have genuinely high BP (it is often higher than normal under stressful conditions, such as visiting the doctor - known as ‘white coat hypertension’), or to see how well the BP is controlled by treatment. Cardiologists at Christchurch Heart Group are experts in treatment of cardiac disease including medical therapy and interventional procedures such as coronary stenting, catheter based valve replacement, and closure of holes in the heart, in addition to ablation for heart rhythm abnormalities. It is important to stress that the symptoms of heart disease, which may be subtle, should not be ignored. With an accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment the long-term prognosis of heart disease is very favourable in the vast majority of cases. For more information about Christchurch Heart Group’s services, how it can assist you, or for further information, visit Metropol May 25, 2017 31

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People who had discovered it early referred to Lemon grass Thai Restaurant in Loburn as a “hidden gem” and an “unexpected find.”


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dishes. “I learned my culinary skills with my grandmother in Thailand,” Sriamorn says. “Here in my own restaurant I want to recreate those typical Thai flavours and educate my customers’ palates about the essential fundamental of Thai cuisine – that balance of sweet, sour, piquant and salty. “Because I’m using products grown in a different environment, it’s not always easy to achieve the same tastes that I grew up with. That’s why my staff and I spend a great deal of time experimenting with ingredients to perfect every dish on the menu.” Sriamorn uses fresh local ingredients

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uesdays at Jagz from 7pm is Jingo night (bingo with jingles). “It’s all a bit of fun and there are cash prizes.” Wednesday is “Date Night” with movies to watch while you have dinner. There will be lots of classics coming up including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Men in Black and Love Actually. On Fridays there’s Happy Hour and $10 pizzas from 4pm to 6pm, while Sunday is Family Movie Night with Roast of the Day from 5pm – “a great end to the weekend for the whole family”. Jagz has created a new winter menu with delicious warming dishes such as slow braised beef rib, roast lamb and beetroot salad, and clam spaghetti. But don’t worry – the favourites are still there - great pizzas, Jagz famous fried


HUNGRY DINERS “We’re located at the edge of Sovereign Palms opposite the golf course and to be regarded as the hub of the community is very important to us,” says Jane Sommerville owner of Jagz of Sovereign Palms. “That’s why we’ve designed our venue to appeal to everyone, from the very young to the not so young and why over the cooler months we’ve introduced a range of great activities.”

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You enter the old Malthouse on Colombo Street, home to Canterbury Children’s Theatre (CCT) since 1969, and you smile – it’s much as you remembered it from your teenage years when you attended Neta Neale’s drama classes on a Friday night, back in the late 1970s.


n the Green Room, you reminisce with Suzanne Rivers, President of CCT, about Neta, and Suzanne points to a framed photograph; there she is, Neta Neale, MBE (1976) founder of CCT, who purchased the Malthouse in 1965, and four years later, saw her theatre for children open. It has remained open ever since. “What we’ve got here is that thing of ‘Where everybody knows your name.’ It’s like a second home,” says Suzanne. In 1989, to cut overheads on staging shows in bigger theatres, the idea was conceived of Cushion Theatre at the Malthouse. Since its inception, there have been 57 cushion theatre shows (including the just finished “Lost in Oz”).

“It’s a wonderful training ground for young actors,” says Suzanne; theatre greats Elric Hooper (CCT patron) and Ross Gumbley once trod the boards for CCT – as did Matinée idol Michael Hurst. You walk with Suzanne through the performing space; the years roll back; her voice echoes from your past - a part of you has also returned home. “We keep our brand,” says Suzanne, “We are the Malthouse, and we have lived at the Malthouse since Neta bought it.” Visit and Theatre. Email

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Chefs by trade, they wanted to bring something a little different to the food scene in Hanmer Springs, specialising in a great Spanish inspired tapas menu which has something for all the family. “The tapas are made to share,” says Stacey, with their crumbed mushrooms and lemon pepper calamari two dishes that remain ever popular, and chicken nibbles and nachos a hit with the kids. During the long summer days, chefs Zane and Durham will be found in the kitchen from 8am until 9pm, serving up freshly made blueberry or banana and bacon pancakes, and their renowned Rustic club sandwich with fries. “We have the same chefs in the kitchen so we always have consistently great food,” says Stacey. The café is easy to find, just before the Four Square, with picnic tables spread out over a large outdoor area the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or a late dinner. Visit Rustic Café & Tapas Bar on Facebook or call on (03) 315 7274 to make a booking.

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So, you just got engaged at the top of Conical Hill, and you’re very happily walking back down to the Hanmer village, hand-in-hand with your brand new fiancé, admiring your sparkling new diamond, while planning your whole wedding in your head, when he turns to you and says, “You know we don’t have to get married right away, eh?”


ot how it went for you? Oh, maybe that was just me. So, I ignored him, and six months later we were married. I know what you’re thinking, isn’t “obey” in wedding vows? Not ours. And, besides, he wasn’t my husband at that point. Six months to plan a wedding? Yes, it can definitely be done: Chat with your partner about what their vision is. Discuss budget, number of guests, anything they specifically want to include Get yourself in front of a computer. Open a new document – this is where you’ll download all your ideas onto. Delete what you don’t need as you go along. You don’t want the file to become crowded with old ideas On Facebook there are some great groups for engaged couples. It’s a community of




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PINOT DUCK TRAIL By Nicholas Henare

The Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail has started for a fourth year in New Zealand.


elected chefs will showcase their creative flair by creating a signature duck dish designed to complement the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 or the Te Wahi Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014. Wine and food enthusiasts will be able to purchase each bespoke pairing at a set price from some of New Zealand’s most sought after eateries.


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This year we gathered at the prestigious Mona Vale to celebrate the launch right before Duck Hunting Season. I looked out across the ducks on the Avon and thought to myself, ‘Watch out fellas, you’re delicious’. “Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir and duck have long been recognised as the perfect pairing and we are thrilled to announce we will be launching our biggest ever Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail,” says Ali Campbell, Cloudy Bay Senior Brand Manager. I was fortunate enough to get some one on one time with Cloudy Bay’s Head Viticulturist Jim Smith to discuss further. “Pinot and duck is a classic match. Cloudy Bay is developing the Pinot Noir in Otago and to get to try the Te Wahi on the Duck Trail will be a great way to experience it first-hand. “The well-balanced and delicate palate of the Pinot pairs perfectly with a game as rich as duck. The complex layers of

each Pinot Noir vintage offer a bright acidity, bold enough to cut through the meat’s earthy flavour.” This year’s tasting trail is set to be the biggest and most exciting yet with over 30 renowned chefs participating nationwide, giving more Kiwis than ever before the chance to enjoy the infallible food and wine match that never disappoints. I’ve been invited back to have dinner again with Jim at Baretta where we will enjoy a range of duck cuisine paired to Cloudy Bay wines. Believe me, I know I’m extremely lucky, but you can partake in the experience before the end of May too by going to one of the participating venues: King of Snake, Baretta, Bloody Mary’s and of course the stunning Mona Vale if you want a true connoisseurs’ food experience. Get in quick. The Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail runs from 1 May until 31 May.

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FINE RARE WINE By Nicholas Henare

I was under no illusion that my invitation to the George Hotel’s Pescatore Restaurant was going to be an experience. It was the level of the experience that surprised me.


’ve got a lot of history with the hotel, but I still feel so special when walking into the Pescatore entrance. Especially when the charming staff are there to greet me with a Nautilus Methode Traditionnelle. The guests were a mix of wine connoisseurs, media, and industry insiders. It was a convivial atmosphere for enjoying some exceptional parings. These wines are limited batches and the stuff of legend. Clive Weston from Yalumba had flown in to give us a well-rounded breakdown on each wine and the reasons for each food pairing - all perfectly prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Henley. The amuse bouche, a small appetizer which in French literally means “to amuse your mouth”, was salmon on a well-placed Waimakariri pebble. Presentation can be really fun. Cont page 47

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ocated at Addington Raceway & Events Centre, this fabulous night out includes an all you can eat sumptuous buffet featuring an extensive variety of entrees, mains and desserts. Attractively presented and delicious, there’s something for everyone. The Great British Revival; Stars of the Ages; Legends Live On these are just a few of the great shows performed by The Great Pretenders, the resident band at Twiggers. Combining costumes, choreography, lighting effects, and stunning performances, The Great Pretenders are real crowd pleasers. With songs from some of the biggest names in the history of pop and rock, you’ll be on the dance floor before you can say, “Greased Lightning!” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or a group get together, make it the complete night out at Twiggers. Their final season kicks off with Mid-Winter Christmas on Saturday 17 June and concludes with a special farewell night on Sunday 17 December. Mid-Winter Christmas - 17 and 24 June, 8, 15 and 22 July and 5, 12 and 19 August - $52 per person Christmas – 24 and 25 November and 2, 15 and 17 December $60 per person. To book, phone (03) 338 9094 or email

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Cardamom Honey & Roasted Duck W ith duck season well and truly underway and running through until August, recipes to serve up the spoils of the first few sessions out in the maimai will be in demand. The Villas is currently serving our stand out winter menu dish with date, carrot & walnut Israeli couscous. So if your freezer is full from opening weekend or a friend has more than they can manage, why not give this a try.

Ingredients: 1 Duck cut into sections or 6 duck legs, browned 1/2 cup of orange juice 2 large Onions, finely chopped 2 bay leaves ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves 1 clove garlic 1 tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp ginger 1tsp allspice ½ orange peel, sliced in strips 1 tbs Honey ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ cup red wine 1 cup chicken stock Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the duck in a large casserole dish and add all ingredients. Place in pre-heated oven and braise until meat is almost falling off the bone. Remove the bay leaf and skim of the fat. Remove Duck and keep warm. Pour all braising juices into a blender, purée and strain. Season well and thicken with a little cornflour if required. Serve your braised duck with the sauce and your choice of sides.


ur first dish was crab with caramelized corn in brown butter and basil with the Virgilius Viognier 2015. The flavours were outstanding. There we moved on the chamomile cured tuna with cucumber and dill with the 2012 Octavius Old Vine Shiraz. Ryan and Clive explained to us that to go with such a wine you needed something bold and daring. The Octavious was, in my opinion, the best Shiraz to ever cross my lips. Hangi pork with celeriac and sorrel and the Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2013 Shiraz came next. Certainly, the most delicate Hangi I’ve ever had, but I see where the chef was going with this. Getting to try the Yulumba Calay Cabernet Shiraz, before the release on 12 May, was a privilege. Retailing at $395 a bottle, it’s not often I get to try something so rare. Finishing the evening with burnt lemon meringue with brown butter crumble and parsley and the Yalumba Museum Muscat NV was a great way to finish up. You can pick up these wines from Vino Fino if you want to try them individually, but the Pecscatore is a really an experience to be savoured. Always stepping ahead of the competition in style and quality, the Yalumba Fine and Rare Wine dinner was no exception. The wines were incredible, the food sublime, the company wonderful. What more could you want on a night out? Metropol May 25, 2017 47


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By Nicholas Henare


My first trip to Tokyo was back in 1994 where I discovered the Japanese really can create a good beer.


hose were the days well before any importation of foreign beverages. I mean, why would we? We had DB draught back then. There is a distinct difference in a Japanese brew, and when Steinlager Tokyo Dry arrived on my desk, I gave it a sly look out of the corner of my eye and thought ‘Yeah right, mate’. It’s promoted as a “New Zealand lager in the refined style of Japanese beer, which mixes New Zealand ingredients with the tried and true Japanese style of brewing”. A step away from the iconic green bottle (it comes in a silver can), it’s brewed using a traditional Japanese approach to achieve a ‘super-dry’ beer style and has just five ingredients: New Zealand

Pilsner Malt, New Zealand Green Bullet Hops, New Zealand Purified Water, New Zealand Yeast and Rice Extract. The line I was given was, “The extra refreshing lager is a clean and crisp drinking beer with a light dry taste, pale golden colour, and a tight head of white foam”. Truthfully, I was looking for fault, and I can tell you there wasn’t any. These days we have hundreds of beers to choose from, and the bigger breweries are competing with craft brews for the slice of an everexpanding market. To be honest, it’s my favourite presentation from Steinlager and I applaud them. Available in 12 pack bottles (RRP $26.99), it will also be available on tap and in selected bars. It’s certainly worth a crack. You don’t need all the flash TV campaigns to tell you it’s just a bloody good beer.


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A JOY FOR THE PALATE On Thursday 27 April, the stunning annual Yalumba Rare + Fine Wine Dinner was held at beautiful Pescatore.


Jason & Lauren Wills, Sharon Pearce, Russell Martin

Cashias Gumbo (Sommelier Manager), Clive Weston (Yalumba), Peter Cragg Oliver & Belle Boyd

Darren Conole (Executive Chef), Jeanette & Mike Gray

Lauren Gibson, Melissa Bennetts Connal Mackenzie, Brid Ryan, Bruce Smith A five course menu specially created by talented Pescatore Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Henley, was matched with four superb wines from Australia’s oldest vineyard, Yalumba Family Winery.

Cashias Gumbo, Amelia French

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Eat, Drink Be Gorgeous

For more than ten years, Gorgeous Food owners Pete and Jo on Springs Road have provided the Wigram/ Hornby area with fabulous food and coffee. “Frequent requests from our regular customers mean that Gorgeous Food is now open on Saturdays,” Jo says.

he busy bakery is the go to place for tradies and people on the run to pick up coffee, morning tea and lunch. Barista Kayla brews Christchurch roasted Vivace Coffee to go, or stay a while at the bar leaners. Smell the delicious aroma of fresh baking, made daily on site by Jo and staff in the kitchen. There are some gorgeous specialties, Jo says with a smile. The Gypsy Creams, hokey-pokey biscuits with vanilla butter-cream filling, are very popular. So too are Gorgeous Food’s pies, including the lamb and kumara pie, made with slow cooked lamb shank and a tomato chilli base, topped with kumara mash. The all-time favourite pie is the real beef and cheese, especially with the tradies. Looking for a special fabulous Gluten free treat? Try the caramel meringue! Gorgeous Food also offers a catering service. Catering for a host of possibilities, there is a selection of freshly made sandwiches, muffins and scones, savouries, slices and more, all boxed and made ready for pickup. The catering menu is available to view at Gorgeous Food at 66-68 Springs Road, Wigram, is open weekdays 6am until 3.30pm and 7am until 1.30pm on Saturdays.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER Indulge Yourself With Gorgeous Food…

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“I thoroughly recommend OREGANO!” The restaurant has a lovely decor and is always light, airey and clean and they guarantee a very welcoming greeting. There’s nothing like their Chicken Souvlaki for lunch with Oregano’s beautiful crisp fresh salad. I recommend you try it – Tracey Walker

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OF THEM ALL? By Kate Pierson

While the two colours may not always co-exist harmoniously, introducing cream and white separately can offered a fresh, clean, minimalist centric aesthetic that is hard to compete with.


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ake good advice from interior design deities if you want to mix and match the two hues; when introduced with strategy they can stylishly fend off the winter blues. Shades of cream in the boudoir create a tranquil and peaceful backdrop when you’re visiting the land of slumber. You can prevent your winter sleeping wonderland from looking too dull or one dimensional by adding pops of colour here and there if you choose – a striking print, or a colourful cluster of accent pillows. Even introducing the same shades but in different textures or fabrics can create interesting points of difference to the overall impression you create. Entryways or floating shelves just begging for a light touch can light up with cream or white accents – from glistening fairy lights to white scented candles, drapes and antiques; if you desire a magical outcome, this is the perfect way forward. Moving to the kitchen, white marble countertops with clean white walls can offer a dynamic backdrop for your domestic life. White and mixed metals also pair beautifully together. While lighter tones on the living front can feel intimidating, they evoke purity, confidence and sophistication, and when handled with care and respect, can represent a wonderful and enduring investment.


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OF SUCCESS “Making homes for people that work for people” is what Trevor Daniell aims to do when he builds houses. Trevor, owner of ChCh Homebuilders, wants people to have a home which fits with their lifestyles and budget.


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revor is well known for his honest and easy communication style which puts clients at their ease. “Going into a new build with a builder can be confusing for some people,” Trevor says, “but we sit with the potential client and explain how the process is going to work and how we will incorporate their requirements into the build”. It is very important that people building their homes are able to trust their builder, as this is one of the largest investments people make in their lives. Trevor has an impressive reputation for establishing trust with his home build clients and this is reflected by the fact that many come back to Trevor to build them another home. He enjoys dealing with repeat customers and building second or third houses for them as their lifestyles and needs change. Trevor now enjoys being back in Christchurch where he grew up in a family of builders. He worked in Australia in commercial high rise and residential new builds as well as refurbishing historic country homesteads. Trevor knows how important the right materials and specifications are for authentic and comfortable homes. He has strong relationships with architects, engineers, consent planners and suppliers ensuring the whole build is seamless. Trevor also has a strong track record of ensuring builds run smoothly and on time. You can contact Trevor of ChCh Homebuilders on 021 220 7716 or


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BRINGING YOUR DREAM HOME TO LIFE “Taking pride in our work and delivering quality is at the heart of A1Homes’ approach to building houses,” says Johnny Fyall, Manager of A1Homes Christchurch.


most rewarding experiences of anyone’s life. We co-ordinate and build a client’s home from start to finish. “To begin with, we walk our customers through the journey, step by step, so they are aware of every part of their build, every part of the way, from the concept plans through to completion. Once a customer finds a preferred building site, we advise them to visit our nearest A1Homes’ showhome, such as the one at Prebbleton, to see just how much we can offer them for their budget.” Although A1Homes offers more than 60 architect-designed plans, there is the flexibility to mould these plans to meet specific requirements. Alternatively clients can start from scratch or use their own design. A1Homes is also known for offering kitset houses where customers purchase all the materials they’ll need to construct a house and they contract the builders and subcontractors themselves. “Lots of our customers like to run the build themselves. That way they can save themselves thousands of dollars.” For more information on A1Homes go to or call Adam Edwards on 027 838 6077. Metropol May 25, 2017 57

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FRIDA By Kate Pierson

Being a realist and a fantasist in equal measure requires an extraordinary mind. Famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, had this down to a fine art.



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ahlo’s pop culture inspired, folkstyle artwork has transcended generation after generation. Left disabled by polio as a child and later seriously injured in a traffic accident at 18, Kahlo was plagued by medical issues throughout her short life. In spite of these challenges, her foray into arts propelled her forward. The courage of her creative convictions has seen her spirit live on and today we are the fortunate beneficiaries of her immeasurable talent. Working with a now iconic colour palette that dances before your eyes – cobalt blue, leafy green, magenta and sunshine yellow – Kahlo’s work is bohemian and bold. Each of these colours was recorded in her diary as encapsulating a particular meaning to her and it may interest you to read further at Kahlo’s striking self-portraits continue

Kahlo’s striking self-portraits continue to resonate, so much so, that a stunning array of décor has been dedicated to her arresting gaze. to resonate, so much so, that a stunning array of décor has been dedicated to her arresting gaze. Inspired by indigenous Mexican traditions, the surrealist portraiture appears today on everything from cups to cushions. Kahlo has come to be recognised and celebrated as a feminist icon and the true beauty of her mind, a slave to pain and passion, will no doubt live on forever.


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Frame it up: art for the home By Kate Pierson

A subjective form of self-expression, art has the ability to completely transform your abode.


rom striking portraits assuming a position of prominence, to a strategically co-ordinated wall collage that masters the perfect arrangement of synergistic imagery; the key to décor success never comes down to a stroke of luck. It’s true that when it comes to the selection of art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but introducing art into your home requires careful consideration.

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Here are the three top tips we have to offer: a plan of action: we’ve 1. Prepare personally fallen victim to this mistake ourselves – buying artwork on a whim that has taken our fancy, without ever considering if it actually fits the overall theme of our living spaces or home. This is particularly important if

you’re planning on tackling the very much in vogue wall collage. Purchasing complementary or matching frames is key as is taking the time to build a collection that works harmoniously. Mapping out the arrangement is also essential to ensure you don’t end up with rogue holes in your walls.


Maintain good eye contact: when it comes to hanging your selected

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pieces, it’s all about maintaining good eye contact. A major mistake people make is hanging their art pieces too high – position your prints at eye level. A useful tactic is to hang a piece one hand-width above the sofa.


Size up your surroundings: you can end up creating a look that is very piecemeal if you don’t pause to consider the scale of your artwork in relation to key objects in the room. For example, artwork should be at least two thirds the size of a sofa, sideboard or mantelpiece that it is hanging over or resting on.


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INVESTING IN DESIGN Designing and building your dream home can be an exciting yet daunting prospect with many perceived unknowns.


ll of the standard rules about location, due diligence, and risk mitigation apply, however one aspect that can occasionally be overlooked is the value of good design. Having an experienced designer or architect on board from as early as site selection can prove invaluable, with crucial advice given that effects what you can or can’t do. Nowhere do we understand and appreciate the benefit of clever design more so than in our own homes. Our whole daily routine is affected by it; we sleep, eat, rest,

work and play here, and as working from home becomes the norm, the division between home and work becomes more blurred. In a constantly changing and increasingly complex world - not to mention a country prone to natural disasters - our homes need to represent comfort, security and stability. Clever design and innovative problem solving sows the seeds for cost savings – both in the construction and operating/maintenance of your home. The use of cost effective simple materials with strong aesthetic direction is a powerful tool, rarely executed well. As with anything, expert advice has its price but cutting corners with design quality will ultimately cost you more over the life of the build. Design fees are just a small fragment of the total cost of the build including construction, and they fade into insignificance when quantified next to the running costs of the building long term. O’Neil Architecture, an award-winning boutique architectural office, aims to offer peace of mind and a stress-free experience to its clients with its many points of difference, one of which is a fixed price quotation for their services, resulting in less surprises and more control over budget, unlike many other practices who charge a percentage of the total build cost. If you would like to have an obligation free chat about designing your dream home, then give one of the friendly team at O’Neil Architecture a call on 03 355 6065.


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SOCIAL SCENE Annette & Richard Parnham

A ROYAL BIRTHDAY On Friday 24 February, Priority Projects enjoyed celebrating the 50th birthday of its owner at the stunning Isaac Theatre Royal.


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A fit-out, design-build and construction company, Project Projects was thrilled to celebrate the special occasion with friends, family and colleagues.

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There is something exciting and enticingly rebellious about furniture that doesn’t play by the rules. We love accents and furnishings for the abode that march to the beat of their own creative drum.

T From artwork to lighting, the non-conformists put the ‘fun’ in functional.

here have been more genres than we could possibly recall that have revolutionised interior design, introducing concepts and colours that are courageously unconventional. Some of our favourite eclectic furniture epochs include Art Nouveau (1890-1914), Bauhaus (1919-1933), Modern (19301945) and Contemporary (1980-present).


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The hallmarks of this time may have adopted a prescriptive identity embracing the aesthetic of the time, but we value their ability to stand out from the furniture crowd in 2017. From artwork to lighting, the non-conformists put the ‘fun’ in functional. The key to introducing eclecticism is to be bold with your choices throughout your entire home; by introducing ‘odd bods’ here and there, you could end up with a discombobulated visual statement. Additionally, focus is fundamental to a successful result; an accent wall or fireplace can provide a great anchor for a space that’s experimenting with different styles. Eclectic furniture certainly affords leeway and liberty and can be a beautiful equaliser, bringing together unique and contrasting pieces that give you the power to embrace many different profiles and periods. Better yet, it is an energising way to curate a home that is distinctly you.


Robot or not!

Instagramming, FaceTiming, Facebooking, anything but buying or connecting with the sales team. As a businessperson who leads a large sales team, it was challenging to observe.

Is the art of communication changing?

So, what were the sales team or sales assistants doing (except in stores where the owner was present)? They were equally disconnected, texting!

Many of us work in intergenerational offices or businesses and you may have noticed some of the changes that are occurring in the sales and service industries as a consequence of this.

Many of the stores, especially the unique or particularly beautiful ones, were full of people. But, no-one was actually purchasing anything; they were busy doing selfies with friends, videos of themselves,

Part of a salesperson’s success can be attributed to their ability to communicate in a positive, concise and open way. It’s much the same in my own industry, real estate. If a consultant isn’t able to connect


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Here we have three essential elements in a transaction process: a purchaser, a supplier and an item for sale, and no-one making it happen. Now I didn’t just see this once, but numerous times, in different cities and across a number of countries (European, not North American), and it’s encouraged me to think deeply about the continued need for genuine connection and communication in sales and any service industry.

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with people, there’s little, if any, chance of a business relationship developing. I encourage our new consultants to prioritise the person in front of them rather than their phones, which can provide more distractions than leads, and I hope I’m not the only businessperson who does this. We all live in such a fast-paced, multi-faceted world, many of the people we meet as potential sellers or buyers have already done their own research and they need to be impressed with our expertise, care and commitment, not disappointed by it. I love face-to-face work. There’s a magic that happens when a business relationship based on delivering what your client wants and exceeding their expectations occurs. But it’s not even going to start unless we all find a way to make it happen. It’s that, or robots doing the serving as I saw in Berlin – and although our teenage son thought it was cool, I thought otherwise!



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Outside there is a cyclone bearing down on Christchurch, but there is warmth in this room that isn’t just coming from the central heating. I’m sitting with Gillian Simpson, Principal of St Margaret’s College, in her office situated in the heart of the rebuilt school campus.


rs Simpson is slightly built, but hiding under her jacket must be the shoulders of Atlas, given the sheer weight of her achievements over these post-earthquake years. Today she is in her fourth office and her third home postearthquakes, but despite the difficulties of

those years, the overwhelming feeling is positivity, that this has ultimately been a wonderful opportunity for the school. Mrs Simpson says it has been a personal learning journey which has highlighted the incredible depth of love and loyalty in the community for this school. It is clear that

the new facilities are not solely for the use of the girls enrolled here – far from it. The rebuild process has enabled the school to improve its service to the community, which after all is what the school was founded on 107 years ago. The words ‘community’, ‘partnership’, and ‘sharing’ come up frequently, and are central to the school’s philosophy. The Charles Luney Auditorium, which doubles as the school Chapel, was a great facility for the city when there were very few venues still available. Simpson says

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it was a great delight to be able to share it with Christchurch. The Theatre Dance Academy, housed in its new purpose-built studios and performance spaces, is offering a course including two free places to children from low decile schools. The school’s temporary relocatable dance studios, which kept the programme running without a hitch, have left the site and gone for use at Papanui High School. The school has recently partnered with Tait Electronics to give 50 children from decile one and two schools the opportunity to participate in a Robotics Programme at its Centre for Innovation. With characteristic positivity, Mrs Simpson notes that the school was “lucky” that it wasn’t damaged in just one earthquake. The damage was done over the four main earthquake events, meaning they lost buildings gradually over time, “which made life a little easier”. At one point, there were two large marquees functioning as the assembly hall and gymnasium. Mrs Simpson has memories of assemblies with rain water running in rivers under foot, and long winters of PE teachers in puffer coats. However, the memories are tinged with fondness as those tents provided the ability to gather, which helped to keep the school community together in good times and hard times. There have been some particularly challenging times over the process, such as losing the twelve year-old science block in the June 2011 earthquakes. Mrs Simpson says it was a lonely moment, remaining strong and steering the ship, not wanting to share her fears, while feeling devastated. However, while the logistics of demolition and

THE REBUILD PROCESS HAS ENABLED THE SCHOOL TO IMPROVE ITS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, WHICH AFTER ALL IS WHAT THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED ON 107 YEARS AGO. temporary spaces took time and energy, Mrs Simpson’s priority was always the mental health and physical safety of the staff and girls in those early post-earthquake years. Mrs Simpson says the drive to look after people built such positive connections. “There have been 2000 construction workers on this site over five years, and quite a few have ended up sending

their girls here.” Intriguingly, Mrs Simpson adds that during those years a record number of St Margaret’s girls went on to study both nursing and engineering. Four old girls have just graduated in engineering with First Class Honours. Mrs Simpson herself has learnt a new vocabulary from this rebuild process and says she has a huge respect for the construction industry. Three building companies and two architectural firms have worked on the rebuild offering huge value. Special mention goes to Mark Prosser, a local builder, who was always there with a “how can I help?” approach. There is another project to come – the Visual Art Creative and Technologies block, but Mrs Simpson says the school feels very settled now and she loves seeing the landscape maturing. The story is not finished though; it is simply entering another chapter. It is important these years are written into the fabric of the school, that future girls know the stories of the “postearthquake” girls, staff, construction workers and community, whose efforts will ensure St Margaret’s College is “educating young women to live and lead” for at least another 107 years.



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By Kate Pierson


We’re giving you full permission to have a bit on the side… a side table of course!

T The side table: making life easier since way back when.

Ceramic vessel with gold leaf by Rachel Murphy from the exhibition ‘These Shores, This Land’ at Little River Gallery from June 10.

rusty, reliable, everconvenient and accommodating, the side table is a striking and solution focused companion to have from the living to bedroom. If you’re anything like us, clutter stalks you wherever you go, particularly when it comes to shedding your accessories at nighttime. Off comes the watch and the earrings; the mobile phone, which has found its way into your snoozing space, is begging for its own spot so it doesn’t get lost in the mess of the blankets; and the steaming cup of cocoa needs a place to nest in the mornings.

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FOCAL POINT By Kate Pierson

Once upon a time, ‘necessity’ was somewhat of a dirty word when used in the context of our home. It usually related to the fundamentals we knew we had to have, but felt hamstrung by, because they were distinctly lacking in originality.

Fortunately for the décor fashionistas among us, a ‘one size fits all’ approach has been given a big boot by globalisation.



ortunately for the décor fashionistas among us, a ‘one size fits all’ approach has been given a big boot by globalisation. While New Zealand is on its lonesome way down at the end of the world, our own number eight wire mentality coupled with our adventurous hunter gatherer sense of spirit has seen us spoilt for choice when it comes to finding functional items with a difference for our homes. From lighting and windows, to kitchen tables and cushions, the practicalities have never had more personality. In fact, in many instances they’re

becoming a focal point in our home. And while bricks and mortar quirks like eclectic windows or doors can be more challenging to change as time goes on, you can boldly experiment with accents like pillows knowing that only using them for as long as they serve a purpose – looks and functionality wise – probably won’t break the bank. It’s never sensible to become a slave to trends – they can be very fickle by nature – but there’s definite design joy to be discovered in rejecting the status quo when it comes to your functional items. Take a walk on the wild side.



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Cashmere - 7 Ernlea Terrace



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Unique property - tranquil setting - ever popular location in the Thorrington/Cashmere area. This spacious family home is now looking for new owners after being well maintained and lovingly cared for over the past 10 years by its´ present vendors. Built in the 1950´s, (fully retro double glazed) this solidly built home offers open plan living, dining & kitchen areas, an adjoining large second lounge (with both internal & external access, along with a 2nd toilet facility). This could be utilised in a number of ways i.e. formal lounge, TV room or possibly a teenagers´ haven. Three bedrooms; excellent storage; a study nook area; internal access through to two single connecting garages. View - Check website for details Web -




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