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CONTENTS Spring 2017 Own This City

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10 Word on the Street Tip-offs, trends and more. 16 Movers & Shakers Cityscape gets the good oil from Vesuvio's Rachel Powderly. 20 Spring Edit This season's essentials. 22 Fashion Forward Spring and summer's hottest looks from New Zealand's top designers.

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38 The gourmand's guide to spring in the city. 39 Review High steaks at Bloody Mary's. 41 Recipes TMR lamb shoulder and the Bocco Di Bacco. 44 Food Files Essentials for the pantry and dining bucketlist. 46 The A-List Gourmet goodies, catering, functions and venues. 48 Food & Drink Drinking and dining in the city.

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28 Fashion 411 Chatting with Julia Leuchars. 30 Fully Functional Party planning in the city. 35 A local's guide to... Merivale.

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30 Fully Functional

38 Feast

82 Fashion & Wellbeing

99 Home & Lifestyle

110 Travel

118 What's On

128 The Last Word

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Home & Lifestyle 99 Living well and great spaces. 100 Urban Scapes Canopy talks us through the city's new public spaces. 102 Hot Property With Mary Turnbull. 103 Home Styling New entries for the wishlist. 105 Fashion Houses CoLab on the links between fashion and architecture. 106 Home Front What's hot for the home.

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82 Looking good, feeling good. 84 Fashion Forecast Embrace rejuvenatuion with hot spring looks. 87 Dress You Up Cityscape talks fashion with city style icon Lynn Woods. 88 The Treatment The latest in life-changing spa experiences. 89 The Good Life With Dr Libby. 90 Fashion For The Boys Killer looks for the dapper lad.

Travel 110 Broaden the mind. 111 The Bucket List A devoted gearhead hits Italy and Germany. 117 Adventure Island Exhilaration and relaxation on Mauritius.

What's On 118 The Christchurch hot list. 121 Gigs, concerts and events The city's hottest tickets. 128 The Last Word UB40 drummer Jimmy Brown.

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Karen Walker

Kiwi couture queen Karen Walker, beloved by celebrities and fashionistas alike, leads the charge in our Fashion Forward feature. Discover her new season on page 23.

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“Seeing thousands of people singing

along to words and music you have written is the best feeling imaginable. Better than drugs!” Jimmy Brown, UB40 Christchurch totally rocks spring; the city literally blooms, bursting into life as we cast off the oppression and chill of winter's hibernation. Fashions are brighter, there's great new produce to sample and sip, new venues to explore, al fresco becomes a thing again, and party season starts ramping up. With all this in mind, our fashion-focussed Spring issue taps the collective genius of the country's top fashion designers for their picks for the coming seasons (p22), ensuring you won't put a well-heeled foot wrong. We also caught up with Cooper co-designer Julia Leuchars (p28) and UB40 drummer Jimmy Brown (p128). And those of you planning your own soirée will want to check out our showcase on planning the ultimate party in the city (p30) – so what are you waiting for? Get into it!

Isaac Wilson

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TREAT YOUR (TASTE) BUDS The city's hottest dining spots and after dark (and daylight) haunts!

TIPS & TRENDS

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AUDIO VISUAL EXPERIENCE Essential reading and insider info for culture vultures and art enthusiasts.

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SHOP IT LIKE IT'S HOT

Word on the Street

Supermarket shopping has been given a glam makeover with the opening of the swanky new FreshChoice City Market at The Crossing. It combines the effortless glamour of a European-style market where fresh meets local – think colourful explosions of Moffatt’s flowers and super fresh regional produce. Walk over polished concrete floors to discover the white-tiled chic of Lil’ Ruby Espresso café and a lavish wine section aglitter under ornate chandeliers, resplendent with a gold claw-foot bathtub full of Moet cosying up to Dom Perignon and Krug. Head to the deli for Peter Timbs and Simo’s finest, and browse the artisan creations from Breads of Europe, Vic’s Bakehouse and Divine Cakes, as well as being tempted by the gourmet bounty of international cheeses. freshchoicecitymarket.co.nz

TIP-OFFS, TRENDS & MORE

NEXT LEVEL

New Regent Street keeps going from strength to strength, and got just that much better again with the recent opening of coffee kings The Caffeine Laboratory’s warm, inviting first floor space – the perfect spot to enjoy one of their sensational coffees or a brilliant brunch!

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OH FUDGE! Yes, the Arts Centre has been slowly getting its groove back but listen, as far as we’re concerned, it wouldn’t be the Arts Centre without The Fudge Cottage – and joyous news, the city favourite is now back where it belongs! Check out their awesome new space (and their awesome free samples!) in the Old Boys’ High building on Worcester Boulevard. fudgecottage.co.nz

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Whatever floats your goat Expect English-themed gastropub refinedness to surface on Victoria Street when The Good Goat opens. Edging towards swinging open their doors as we went to print, the Goat is the fourth offering from the JDV Group, whose crack team of chefs promise some truly next level eats in a fun, funky environment. FB/thegoodgoat

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HIGH FIVE

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Space Invaders

Christchurch is set to get a whole lot more colourful from October 7 through to November 18 care of this year’s season of SCAPE Public Art. Showcasing both New Zealand and international artists, the programme will see works reflecting this year’s theme, ‘Time in Space’, popping up around the city at venues including the Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens and more; they'll be linked by a Public Art Walkway you can navigate with a guided walk or off your own bat (look up the SCAPE App for a bit of handy annotation!). There’s also an accompanying schedule of free collaborative activities and artist talks throughout the season – hit the website and start planning out your big spring of art! scapepublicart.org.nz

GRILLED TO PERFECTION If you haven’t yet, you’ll definitely want to experience the delicious flavours of South America at El Fogón Grill at Little High Eatery, where they specialise in the classic meaty cuisine hits of Argentina, Brazil and more. It’s all good (seriously good!), but don’t miss the home-made chorizo in particular – wash it down with one of their Kiwi craft beers or a Chilean red! elfogongrill.com

Fans of legendary Christchurch café Hello Sunday are in for a treat when owners Jonathan Spark and Chris Penny open slick new sibling restaurant and cocktail bar 5th Street in October/ November. Continuing the community vibe of their spearhead, and with a focus on primo eats and cocktails, 5th Street will be handily located across Elgin Street in a converted warehouse space that’s set to feature an open plan restaurant seating 70 and a swishy bar seating 50. Chris says we should expect a more refined than rustic aesthetic, where leather couches, coffee tables, small bistro plates and table service will be the order of the day in the bar. Meanwhile, a constantly changing, concise menu showcasing the freshest local produce (with a focus on quality over a multitude of menu items) and al fresco seating out front and at the rear will be the story with the restaurant. An extended open kitchen and bar area will see bar staff and chefs working side by side, with guests able to sit at either end to get close to the action, while above in the ceiling space exposed rafters will feature a jungle of tangled vines to create a green canopy.

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A DOUBLE PASS TO UB40

We've got a double pass to UB40's concert to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@somocreative.co.nz with 'UB40' in the subject header and tell us how red red wine makes you feel. Entries close November 30. See our Q&A with drummer Jimmy Brown on page 128.

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PRE-TRENDING Cityscape scours the globe to find out the hot and happening trends in the gourmet scene before they hit the local scene (or bypass us completely).

Project X

Mercedes Benz is extending its precision engineering and dynamic, cutting-edge styling into traditional tradie territory with the release of its dual cab five-seater X-Class ute, a stunning marriage of rugged, all-terrain pickup and urbane chic. Launching in April, and tipped to be the most high-tech entry in its category, the bodacious pickup will come in three models: Pure, an affordable base model workhorse with vinyl flooring; Progressive, a swankier offering edging towards an MB SUV interior; and the high-end, specced-out mac-daddy Power. It’s available in X200, X200d, X250d and as the flagship V6 X350d – with the torqued up gruntiness of the turbo diesel generating 190kW of power. Famed safety features synonymous with Mercedes will also be present via an advanced suite that includes active emergency braking, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and an optional 360-degree camera. mbchristchurch.co.nz

ACROSS THE UNIVERSO

The Christchurch Art Gallery café has been closed since the quakes, but it's back with a vengeance once again c/o Universo Brasserie & Bar, which opens in September. It’s helmed by the city’s leading bar tsar and hospitality magnate Tony Astle from Stealth Hospitality, so you can expect Universo to be a swishy affair; a bright and sunny café featuring al fresco dining by day and a slick, intimate bar and restaurant by night. Channelling Euro-themed lux, the venue will open from 10am 7 days, serving brunch, lunch and dinner from an exceptional menu (natch) that’s accessibly priced. Expect the fit out to include large stylish pots holding tropical plants and sweeping curtains, with guests able to sit both in the venue’s gallery entrance during its opening hours and out front al fresco-style. FB/universo.chch

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An instant Instagram sensation, Los Angeles B Sweet Dessert Bar’s ice-cream filled doughnuts, dubbed Halos, seal your choice of ice-cream flavour inside a hot glazed donut while you watch. Oh yes.

Hong Kong’s Kala Toast are rocking naturally-coloured toasted cheese sammies called Kalaful (or unicorn toasties), with tomato, basil and lavender creating technicolour treats. Eat a rainbow! (Sorry, Skittles.)

New York newbie Avoaderia is the world’s first avocado bar. The menu features smoothies, burgers, chocolate mousse, and wild combos featuring raw ingredients that bring new meaning to avocados on toast.


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Movers & shakers

Cityscape catches up with Vesuvio’s chief cocktail concoctionist Rachel Powderly who, when not assembling mighty fine cocktails, is mastering celestial travel. What’s your signature cocktail? The Bocca di Bacco (see recipe on page 41). Bacco was the God of wine, so this drink is a tribute to him and, of course, the fact that we celebrate wine so much at Vesuvio. What’s the secret to a killer cocktail? Balance, presentation and I always try to add a bit of theatre! Hitting every part of the palate is very important – it should be a taste sensation. Favourite place to go for a big night? I’ve heard good things about The Poplar Social Club and Boo’s is always good for pool and Negronis! Where’s Christchurch’s hidden gem? Vesuvio! I know I work here, but honestly it really is the definition of Christchurch’s hidden gem if you want to escape from average nights out in town. Favourite place to escape? Saturn! I feel it’s important to maintain a sense of the scope of the universe. Not many people know how to get here but we’ve been planning a mission for a long time. It includes lots of backwards-jumping dolphins, space candy and moon dust … not forgetting the snow mobiles.

Share It Around Inspired by a dining experience in Hong Kong, White House Black's new FEED ME! 10-course menu option is a shared meal that requires the participation of the whole table. Dishes vary from night to night according to the chef's whim, with varying combos aplenty; try crispy skinned pork belly bites on pumpkin puree one evening and compressed melon and prosciutto with pomegranate molasses the very next! whitehouseblack.co.nz

POLE POSITION Local pole legend with an international rep Karry Summers has taken pole dancing fitness to new heights following the opening of Altitude Pole & Fitness – New Zealand’s largest and Christchurch’s premier pole dancing and fitness studio. Altitude were at capacity and with a waitlist of more than 100 students at their former site, so owner/director Summers, an ex-gymnast turned aerial performer and Miss Pole Dance NZ and Pole World Cup runner up, grabbed the opportunity a high-ceilinged St Asaph Street warehouse presented, converting it into a purpose-built studio. The slick, state-of-the-art studio offers over 50 classes each week in a fun and friendly space that features two pole rooms; the larger The Arena and more intimate The Boudoir (both with 12 poles) offer multi-level pole dancing and pole fitness classes, while aerial rigging room The Atrium is on hand for students keen to channel their inner Pink and learn aerial silks and hoop, or to take a number of other classes including Stretch & Flex, Acro Gym for gymnastics-based acrobatics and tricks, funky ZUU Fitness, and the shake-what-yamama-gave-ya butt toning TwerkFit®. altitudepole.co.nz

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(Extra)ordinary The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra are joined by Simon Tedeschi, one of Australia’s most renowned classical pianists, to perform George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major on November 11 at the Air Force Museum as part of their For The Common Man concert. Composed in 1926, it had critics at the time harrumphing – was it jazz or classical music? Modern audiences though can simply sit back and enjoy Gershwin’s work of playful cheerfulness. The orchestra also launches into a fanfare described by its own composer as “a thrilling ride in a terrific sports car”, John Adam’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and rounding things out (and giving the programme its name) is American composer Aaron Copland’s third symphony, written in the aftermath of WWII and intended as a tribute to those who had sacrificed during the war. “It was the common man, after all, who was doing all the dirty work … he deserved a fanfare.” Copland reckoned, duly banging out what many consider the best American symphony ever written. This line-up’s a goodie! cso.co.nz

A New Regent Street jeweller with a reputation for excellence, Via Sollertia’s name is a Latin phrase meaning ‘the way of expertise, skillfulness, artfulness and dexterity’; it’s an entirely appropriate moniker for the bespoke craft jewellers, who offer a very personal design and creation process that starts with selecting the ideal stone for you and ends with a dream ring on someone’s finger. You’ll also find pre-existing designs, a comprehensive stock of pearls, and expert valuation services in store. viasollertia.co.nz

FEST PRACTICE The always hotly anticipated Christchurch Arts Festival is back on its biennial schedule in 2017 (until September 17) to heat up spring with an explosion of talent in dance, music, the spoken word, visual art, theatre and comedy. From the shocking to Shakespeare and crooners to clowns, you’re guaranteed to find something on the schedule to love. Better get organised; tickets are in hot demand as usual and if you miss the good stuff, it’s another long two-year wait. Hit the festival website before it’s too late and alleviate that FOMO! artsfestival.co.nz

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STEAK YOUR CLAIM Bessie is aimed at bringing the city the finest quality food in a moody interior featuring exposed brick, leather booths, and real trees(!), but the feature that draws the eye most is their dry aging room. In here choice cuts of Canterbury meat spend time getting ready especially for you before hitting the Spanish charcoal grill at a roaring 450°C. The combination lends a unique flavour to dish stars such as grass-fed wagyu rump, lamb tenderloin, and free range pork belly; pair with lavish sauces and sides put together with outstanding produce and you’re in (optionally literal) hog-heaven. Book now for a sensational new dining experience. bessie.co.nz

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FASHION FORWARD Cityscape catches up with the country’s leading designers to find out what’s hot this spring/summer.


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KAREN WALKER M aking bedfellows of politics and punk in the same way that Westwood’s original buccaneers did in the eighties, leading style maven Karen Walker’s ‘Mutiny’ locks nautical and baroque themes in a stylish embrace of new rebellion. Drawstrings and ruching, chiffon seersucker stripes and frills, swashbuckler’s sleeves, and heraldic prints of dandy-esque proportions are all updated for a new era, joining Walker’s iconic arrow buttons and overstitching, wide sailor-sash belting, wide cuffs, and oversized ruffles, while her statement ‘Mutiny’ print riffs on German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic Ship of Fools. karenwalker.com

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TAYLOR L ooking to the Japanese art of Kintsugi (repairing broken pottery with gold) for inspiration, style maestro Victoria Taylor’s ‘Fractured Moment’ collection reveals the many small moments hidden away by the everyday via divided panels, cut away sections and frames, and fragments re-formed. Taylor’s signature sharp lines are softened around the body with strong cut-outs, revealing necklines and waists, while empowered femininity is enhanced through impeccable tailoring juxtaposed with soft silks. The colour palette is muted and tonal; it’s inspired by blurred landscape imagery as seen through layers of broken glass. taylorboutique.co.nz

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1 Margarita Robertson 2 Duchess Dress RRP $470 3 Box Jacket RRP $540 and Boxer Skirt RRP $425 4 Nom Bomb RRP $595 and Down Trouser RRP $460 5 Pravda Slip RRP $485 6 Revolution Dress RRP $425 7 Revision Dress RRP $425 and Clan Tank RRP $145

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hristchurch style maven Bianca Astle celebrates carefree summer days and fun-filled nights with her latest collection; it’s a refined collaboration of soft floaty fabrics, crisp colours and absolute comfort, all finished with her signature flair, style and attention to detail. Folds, ruffles and drops flatter in a range of fabrics including delicate laces, cottons and the aqueous shimmer of dusky pink sequins. Inspiration spans botanical and nautical flourishes, starting with pale blues, whites and navy before moving into pastels, florals and animal prints. ivyblu.co.nz

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1 Cassie Dress RRP $289 2 Kendall Top RRP $159 and Charlotte Skirt RRP $229 3 Kylie Dress RRP $225 4 Amelia Top RRP $225 and Celine Skirt RRP $225 5 Demi Top RRP $199 and Holly Pant RRP $199 6Halo Top RRP $179 and Ingrid Short RRP $229

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mbracing the confidence of sun-kissed skin, Kiwi fashion royalty Dame Trelise Cooper celebrates her SS18 collection with bold colour choices, exquisite fabrics and cuts, along with all the shimmer and sparkle that have made her one of the country’s most celebrated designers. Pushing couture as an attitude, Cooper has captured the carefree elegance of the warmer seasons – dynamic prints meet luminous metallics at a place where fashion is fun, feminine and daring. Whether it’s bare shoulders or legs, there’s an underlying romance and whimsy designed to empower the wearer and making the world her runway. trelisecooper.com


FASHION 411

“You can never-ever have enough metallic in your life!”

FASHION 411 FAVOURITE PIECE

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Cityscape caught up with New Zealand fashion’s bright young thing and Cooper co-designer Julia Leuchars following the launch of their SS18 collection. Describe Cooper SS18 in three words. Off-duty, high-impact, shine! What is the overarching design aesthetic of the collection? We want people to live their lives in Cooper – it’s a collection that can take you from desk to dinner and everywhere in between. What inspires your designs? Gosh – everything and anything! My inspirations are constantly changing and evolving as I do! A colour, an Instagram, travelling, or walking past someone on the street – anything that catches my eye can inspire and influence me. I also think of who is going to wear the collection; what are they going to be doing or where are they going. Tell us about your favourite piece? I’m in love with our metallic pineapple jacquard and of course all our sequins! I adore jacquards; I’m very tactile so textures appeal to me greatly. I would also admit I do have a metallic addiction (you can never-ever have enough metallic in your life!) … or rather an addiction to anything shiny! I particularly love a Lime Green and Neon Pink two tone

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sequin I’ve used in summer – the brightness is gorgeous and it makes everyone look tan – a must for summer! Who is your favourite fashion icon? My mum has always been iconic and influential in all things for me. Trelise has also been a steady influence for me – I’ve worn her brands since I was 15 and coveted them long before that. I still adore the red sequin bomber jacket that was my first purchase. Who are your favourite designers? Trelise Cooper, of course, but I’ve also been bitten by the Gucci bug, so Alessandro Michele, and I adore what Hedi Slimane and Anthony Vaccarello have done at Yves Saint Laurent, while the designs of IRO and McQueen constantly catch my attention, as does Olivier Rousteing and of course Dries [van Noten]. I also adore Roberto Cavalli’s dramatic romance, and Lorenzo Serafina represents everything a strong-sexy-feminine women should aspire to! Fashion is … individuality and yours to create!


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FASHION 411

COOPER SS18 Embrace the freedoms of summer with Cooper SS18 – where your best accessory is a chilled glass of rosé and oversized sunglasses!

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As we head into party season, Cityscape does the hard yards to pull together the ultimate resource to nailing the perfect celebration in the city.

Spring is here, and so starts the party season. Whether you’re charged with organising a 21st for the masses, an elaborate slinky dinner party for a select few, a function or product launch for work, that long-overdue family reunion dinner, or this year’s work party, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find some of the city’s finest venues and where to go for what in the following pages, ensuring your next party, event, or conference goes off without a hitch.

INTIMATE SPACES When elegant, intimate venues for smaller gatherings are called for (or you simply want to escape the hoi polloi), Christchurch is blessed with a number of spaces and places. Try the refined ol’ skool charms of No.4 Restaurant & Bar’s The Library – this wooden-panelled wonderland rocks a hunter’s lodge/ den featuring its own bar (complete with stuffed marlin head!). Vesuvio’s classy upstairs library/lounge channels some seriously broody charms with it’s newspapered walls, and as an added bonus you’ll likely be treated to some sweet jazz snaking up from the main bar; down there some of the city’s best tapas, cocktails, and wine are just a flight of stairs away. For a full-throttled swank-fest, Bloody Mary’s Whisky Lounge, with its buttery Chesterfield couches and high-back velvet chairs, is a cavern of cool that’s the place to be, while The Residence at The George teams 1950s charms with elegant, modern conveniences – think the

Hamptons without having to leave the city. For a private dining experience guaranteed to have your guests talking for months, Chillingworth Road’s GH Mumm room celebrates all things lavish; chandeliers, a private chef (should the occasion call for it) and flutes of France’s finest are all de rigueur. Located on historic New Regent Street, The Grey Robin Restaurant (formally Shop Eight) is ripe for a boutique restaurant takeover, or for smaller parties, try the super private (and hidden!) dining room. Rock the aforementioned Bloody Mary’s private dining rooms, where chandeliers meet glitzy wallpaper, or round up the team at the high-altitude chef’s table, which provides a view into the open kitchen theatrics. For cigar bar chic, Veto Bar at Baretta takes its cues from the late, great SOL Square’s Cartel, even replicating the cigar-inlaid bar and shabby chic.

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LAVISH AFFAIRS Crank up the fancy at your next soirée at Bessie. Their specially designed dry-aging room is as stylish as it is practical, giving the socially awkward guests among the group a brilliant conversation starter. Top 100 restaurant quality cuisine meets bistro lux sophistication overlooking New Regent Street at Twenty Seven Steps, while the crowd-pleasers at Fiddlesticks have a dedicated functions coordinator who’ll take care of everything! Take the party outdoors at Rogues of Rotherham in their open courtyard (complete with pizza oven) or into the slick

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Spring is here, and so starts the party season. We’ve got you covered with some of the city’s finest venues. vintage cool inside – lux turquoise velvet booth seating, anyone? Looking to make a serious statement? Nab The Penthouse at The George where 182-square metres of gorgeousness awaits.

PARTY DOWN Keep things casual and rocking at BBQ Brazil (with all-you-can-eat BBQ and a dance floor to work off the excesses), Thai Chef’s and its myriad of private rooms and karaoke den, or the slick chill of The Happening where they can sell you beer by the glass or keg. Hot Havana nights and days are the go at Radio Hauraki fave The Cuban’s bodacious indoor/outdoor space. The great outdoors are also the calling card of Little Neighbourhood, Valley Inn Tavern and the fierce Deck Bar at Freemans, or get out the velvet rope to create your own VIP zone

at rocking US-themed dive bar Rockstar Pizza & Drink Parlour or Chic Restaurant. Other venues worthy of the radar include Johnny Sausage, Bishop Brothers Public House, Cornershop Bistro, Duo Dining Room, O’Sheas, Sullivans, Redfire Brazilian BBQ, The Option Bistro and Wines, Francesca’s and Kaiapoi’s CBK.

COCKTAIL COOL Create a killer vibe and set the scene to Mad Men levels of cool at the understated chill of Space Academy, tap into the Melbourne scene at Uncommon, and take in the city’s ragin’ Cajun quarter from above at Strange & Co’s upstairs loft. Celebrate under the stars at Stellar, take things to the next level at Empire’s VIP room and, if you’re looking for a creative colab, head to the slickness of Addington’s Town Tonic. In the city,

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT Add an edge of the exotic or unusual by taking things to Untouched World Native Garden Café – with onsite fashion store – the rich military history of Trenches, or the former post office turned Sunday School then killer café Hello Sunday. Get a seaside view and more at Salt On The Pier, cheat the space time continuum with Belgian Beer Café Torenhof’s 1920s ‘brown bar’ bent, head to the streets of Mumbai at Mumbaiwala, or host your own Bollywood party (complete with dance off) at Coriander’s Bollywood Room. Rock traditional Middle Eastern right at The Persian Kitchen.

CATERING For straight up catering you can’t go past some of the city’s finest party starters at The Lincoln Pantry, Taste @ twenty, Casamassima Italian Fare, Yumm, Mosaic by Simo, Prince of Persia, Tomi, courtesy of their food caravan, and Continental.

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DEDICATED VENUES Looking to create something truly spectacular? These dedicated providers have the capacity, features, expertise and versatility to create a day or night (or both!) to remember, no matter what the occasion. B-18 Studios This funky converted warehouse in Addington offers a beautiful high-class atrium main space with indoor plants and funky seating, fittings and lighting. A shared office space for several businesses during working hours, it morphs into a great function space after hours, with a relaxed yet exciting atmosphere. The Tannery Several venues in one. Tap Blue Smoke, a rustic, beautiful concert space, the adjoining AGA kitchen, or new offering Metropolitan Lounge, while The Atrium is perfect for larger events that demand a sense of grandeur. UCSA UCSA’s multiple venues can host a wide range of events, from Christmas parties for some of the city’s largest businesses to student-lead snowboard jump events with real snow! Sixty6 On Peterborough Sixty6 may have started life as a car park, but don’t let that put you off – the space has since undergone a stunning makeover that has left it one of the city’s most spectacular and versatile function spaces. Mona Vale A sense of history and classic elegance can’t help but

imbue your function with that touch of class at Mona Vale. Brides arrive by punt, croquet is played, and your guests may gather on a marquee in the Iris Lawn outside the historic and magnificently restored Mona Vale Homestead. Function 151 This beautiful new function space upstairs in the stunning new riverside building at 151 Cambridge Terrace offers spectacular river views in the heart of the city, and is backed by the team behind city favourite hospitality Bamboozle. Crowne Plaza With versatile options for functions of all types, the Crowne Plaza’s rooms can cater for anything from a small meeting to a large theatre-style event. High-spec technology and major audio visual capability are also at your fingertips, while a natural flow into the hotel’s own excellent food and beverage offerings mean there’s no need for your attendees to go hungry and thirsty. Riccarton Park Riccarton Park’s multi-venue space means multiple breakout rooms are an option for your event. The Arts Centre Wow your guests with banquet-style dining in the stunning, newly-restored heritage venue that is the Great Hall, enjoy the historic atmosphere (and state of the art AV system!) in Rutherford’s Den, opt for a private dinner or meeting with a difference amidst the rich heritage features of the Classics building, or make use of the special

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Pūmanawa space upstairs in the Old Boys’ High Building. Stellar Restaurant and Bar Stellar’s perfect for any function that demands great eats – look them up for everything from canapés to breakfasts, lunches, birthday parties, wedding receptions, Christmas parties, and corporate functions. The George Everything The George – Christchurch’s premiere boutique hotel – does is of the highest quality; little wonder that their function offerings are also some of the finest in the city. Quality Hotel Elms Five specialty function rooms geared up for some serious hosting join direct garden access in three of their venues perfect when it’s time to take a break from your conference, meeting or seminar. White House Black Dating all the way back to the 1880s, this historic building is now a truly sensational venue for weddings and celebrations of all kinds. JDV Veranda Bar From intimate dinners for up to 60 to a 120-person party, JDV’s funky function space Veranda Bar offers a super private exclusive venue above their famed restaurant. Rydges Latimer With an entire floor dedicated to function and conference spaces, the Rydges Latimer can host up to 500 guests in up to 11 rooms of adaptable space, all in slinky inner-city parkside surrounds.

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MERIVALE

Rocking a seriously fierce mix of designer fashion, homewares, gourmet goodies, slinky bars and eateries (and having upmarket Merivale Mall as its hub) ensures Merivale remains a shopping Mecca, and makes it an essential after-dark haunt – and a whole lot more besides.

WELL HEELED Virtually a byword for fashion-forward-footwear in the city, Issimo carries a select and exclusive range of footwear and handbags that showcase the best local and overseas styling. Their heavy-hitting line-up of exclusive brands (think LK Bennett, IXOS, Rebecca Balducci, Saben and Oxitaly) combines classic, never-outof-fashion looks with the very latest styles.

FASHION HOT SPOT

LITTLE ITALY A restaurant and bar with an Italian

Shop the looks of some of the best local and international designers at Victoria Black, Moochi, DEVàL, Dfusion, Plume, Rodd & Gunn, Rouche, Sergios, Taylor Boutique (pictured), Working Style and Ziera.

flavour, Zanzibar turns out some seriously good pizza from its Valoriani pizza oven, as well as offering satisfying pasta specials and succulent, fresh salads that make the most of fresh local produce; enjoy it in their epic courtyard with a frosty glass of Peroni or prosecco.

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DESIGNER TOUCH A homeware

and lifestyle store that defines good taste, Corso Merivale has an oh-so-carefully selected range of quality designer goods from around the globe awaiting you in their elegant Aikmans Road space. Browse internationally-renowned brands in this refined boutique: you’ll find furniture, glassware, homeware, ceramics, linen, gifts, clothing, and so much more!

POP (UP) ART Studio 125

Gallery, local artist Heather Brown’s iconic blue villa studio on Aikmans Road, will again open as a public pop-up gallery as part of this year’s SCAPE Public Art season (7 October – 18 November).

BAR NONE A Merivale institution,

No. 4 Bar & Restaurant is a friendly neighbourhood gastropub that’s been attracting people from all over the city for years. Relax in a candlelit corner of the restaurant or in the snug library room with a drink and the legend that is the No. 4 Plank!

CHAMPS-ELYSÉES DAY SPA combines industry-

leading treatments from professionally-qualified therapists in the character-filled elegance of the Charlotte Jane Building.

PURE JOY JDV takes its name from the French phrase ‘Joie De Vivre’ (joy of life), and it’s an appropriate enough moniker for this refined celebration all things food and wine. Head chef Lawrence Harvey has carved out a big reputation with his contemporary New Zealand cuisine; go for meticulously crafted and presented dishes using outstanding local seasonal ingredients and served up in inviting surrounds.

HOP ON IN From small gifts

for that special someone to gorgeous statement pieces for your own home, there’s something for everyone at Frogmore. It’s a must-visit destination for shopping connoisseurs, offering a range that blends classic and contemporary.

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GOOD GRAZING Tasty eats abound on the local

café scene, where the legendary Brigittes holds court alongside Café Metro and Savoire Café, while in Holmwood you’ll find The Preservatory and Le Panier patisserie. Other longstanding venues of repute include European butchery Traiteur as well as Tutto Benne, Sala Sala, Leinster Road Bistro and The Brewers Arms.

THE LOCAL Aikmans has been

packing them in with their funky bar and great casual dining combo forever. It’s the ideal venue for a stylish meal or relaxed catch up with friends at the bar, or tap their amazing sharing plates – people to share with are strictly optional!

MAKING THE CUT The luxurious Merivale’s Hair and Beauty not

only relaxes, but inspires; it’s an airy, trendsetting space where creative stylists (using industry leading Kérastase and L’oreal products) are on hand to provide a cut and colour, re-style, or whole new look, and their beauty therapists offer special occasion makeup, nails, waxing, tinting and more.

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NOT JUST FOR TUESDAYS

extensive qualifications and nearly two decades of experience in the cosmetic medicine field, Face Value’s Dr Philip Frost delivers a range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments – using the latest technology and techniques in the field – that include dermal fillers, botox, collagen induction therapy and more.

Discover the bold, youthful elegance and adventurous charm of RUBY.

SAVING FACE Calling on


FEAST Every dining experience at Town Tonic is a culinary adventure. You never know quite what you'll find on their ever evolving menu, but there is one guarantee, at least; the food is always spectacular. towntonic.co.nz


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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Bloody Mary’s

Cityscape hits up the New York-style steakhouse at Rydges Latimer for a decadent meal fit for the only-slightly-murderous royal that inspired its name.

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he Hugh’s Cut of prime rib is huge. I can feel the same delirious grin Fred Flintstone has when the drive-in waitress tips their car with the gigantic ribs at the start of each show plastered across my face – it’s definitely a yabba dabba doo moment. Slow cooked over 24-hours, the truffle and green peppercornrubbed prime rib has become an institution among the city’s carnivore set, while its arrival by cart and ceremonious carving at the table brings an anachronistic element of romance and glamour to dining in the city. It helps when the star attraction is some of the finest beef you’ll ever eat, lightly caramelised on the outside with a slight chew to the crust and blushingly medium-rare. Doused in a light jus and accompanied by the rich, buttery layers of a delicate garlic gratin, delightfully crisp broccolini and four decadent sauce options (horseradish, béarnaise,

peppercorn and garlic butter), it’s a masterclass in culinary cunning in which big, bold beefy flavours meet melt-in-the-mouth tenderness. We have fun experimenting with flavour combinations of the sauces and, between sips of the pepper-spiked velvetiness of a Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz, I mentally add it the top of my final meal wish list. Resplendent with dark oak and buttery leather, Bloody Mary’s is a lavish affair where broody intimacy teams up with the flashing steel of

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Laguiole cutlery, glittering bulbous burgundy Riedel glassware, cowhide-backed bar chairs, and a seamlessly choreographed ballet of flawless, white-coated front-ofhouse efficiency. We’re won over the instant the champagne cart pulls up and starts dispensing chilled flutes of Veuve Clicquot, the seduction as effortless as the super friendly and attentive, always-there-when-youneed-them staff. We snack on warmed mammoth olives, their saltiness tempered by the nuttiness of shaved parmesan and rightly legendary braised lamb croquettes. Entrees of smoked wagyu beef tartar (humming with a chilli tingle) and gloriously fluffy and flavoursome twice-baked goat cheese soufflé hit all the right notes alongside a Squealing Pig pinot noir and Giesen Vineyard Selection sauvignon blanc. With time for one last surprise, our eyes widen with delight when the Cambridge burnt cream and baked chocolate mascarpone cheesecake touch down, followed, on cue, by the liquid dessert and cognac trolley.

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SISTER KONG

Follow the welcoming neon-pink pawed fortune cat down Victoria Street’s trendiest lane to the swanky new home of Sister Kong, where bodacious bao meet a killer drinks list in the pimped out cool of a Hong Kong baijiu house. Having invigorated the city’s dumpling fans with their Pot Sticker empire, the Hoop Group (Sam and Sally Hooper) have brought the epic street flavours of Hong Kong and Taipei to the city. Their new joint combines China’s famous fire-water spirit with feisty, funky new creations; you’ll want to tap bao jacked up with saffron and chilli, twice-cooked pork belly, panko tiger prawn, the breakfast bao with bacon, egg, and pickled cucumber, dessert bao and the next-level Bao Yourself – a DIY bao platter for four featuring the slow-roasted meat of the day, house-made kim chi and more from their team of steaming, frying, grilling kung-fu chefs. Featuring a library of killer beverages including baijiu martinis and other exotic creations, the venue is tricked out with rough plastered walls, slick wooden tables, and booth seating flanked by a jungle of tropical plants, while flocks of red bird cages and lanterns hang from the ceiling. There’s also a wall dedicated to 100 gold fortune cats, which customers can adopt for $100 (with all money raised going to animal welfare and rescue organisation Paw Justice). sisterkong.co.nz

MEAT MARKET

Cityscape chews the fat with Cashmere Cuisine’s Kurt Robinson on the benefits of fat and marbling. Fat is flavour. And animal fat, in moderation, is good for you too. Marbled and fatty cuts of meat allow you to get creative in the kitchen and on the BBQ and pull off slow-cooks that produce tender, juicy and fall-apart meats that are bursting with flavour. The fat acts as protection – it stops the meat from drying out, and improves tenderness, moistness and, most importantly, flavours! Few things in life are more enjoyable than a thick, juicy steak cooked to perfection; to pull this off, look for a steak (like our dry-aged rib-eye) with marbling (flecks of fat running through the meat). When cooked at high heat, the marbling melts, producing a rich buttery texture that coats the meat, enhancing the bold, beefy flavours. What’s more, marbling is high in the healthy fat oleic acid, which is associated with string of health benefits, so it’s win-win! cashmerecuisine.co.nz

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Endings don’t get much stickier or tastier than Bamboozle’s signature dessert – the Bamboozle Bounty. Riffing on the heavenly combo of chocolate and coconut, this food of the gods sees rich, dark Belgian chocolate mousse impregnated with delish coconut fudge to deliver a next-level flavour hit. bamboozlerestaurant.co.nz


Recipes FEAST

COCKTAIL In celebration of the god of wine, Vesuvio Jazz & Tapas Bar’s master mixologist Rachel Powderly shares her next-level recipe for her famous Bocca di Bacco – a primo, bourbon-fuelled take on the classic sour that will have you seeing stars.

BOCCA DI BACCO FIXIN’S 50ml Maker’s 46 30ml lemon juice 25ml Tamarillo Tea and Pinot Noir syrup 5ml simple syrup

In the kitchen

with TMR’s head chef Hannah Cooper-Grieve. TMR LAMB SHOULDER A celebration of all things spring, Hannah’s lamb shoulder is one of TMR’s most popular dishes and has survived numerous menu changes. It’s sure to impress at your next dinner party or family dinner. Serves 4 – 6 SHOPPING LIST Lamb 1 bone-in lamb shoulder (around 2 – 2.25kg) 1tbs cumin seeds 1tbs coriander seeds 1tbs fennel seeds 1 cinnamon quill 50g fresh ginger (chopped) 4 smashed garlic cloves 50ml olive oil 50ml pomegranate molasses Zest of a lemon 500ml red wine 1ltr beef stock Salad 4 oranges 100g watercress 100g mint leaves 20ml olive oil Salt and pepper

MAKING IT HAPPEN For the lamb Combine the cumin, coriander and fennel seeds in a frying pan and dry-roast over a low heat until fragrant. When cool, grind in a blender, then add garlic, ginger and lemon zest and blend until fine. Finally, add the olive oil and pomegranate molasses until a thick paste is formed. Score fat side of the lamb and season with salt and pepper, then rub spice mixture into the meat. To cook, roast the shoulder uncovered in a 250°C oven for 20 minutes. Remove and deglaze the pan with the red wine, add beef stock and lemon zest, then cover and return to the oven, cooking at 150°C for 4 hours. For the salad Segment the oranges and combine all ingredients together in a bowl and toss before placing over the cooked lamb shoulder.

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1 fresh free range egg white 1 cinnamon quill 1 star anise METHOD Smoke a brandy balloon with cinnamon (light cinnamon quill until it is smouldering, then place on a plate and cover with a brandy balloon). Put all ingredients (excluding star anise) into a Boston Shaker and reverse dry shake (shake with ice to chill the ingredients and shaker, strain and remove ice, then return to shaker and shake dry to create foam). Double strain into the pre-smoked brandy balloon and garnish with the star anise.


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Caffiends

Kitted out in quirk and serving some of the city’s finest micro-roasted coffee alongside a seriously tasty line in café fare (which includes Cakes by Anna!) the rapidly expanding Black & White Coffee Cartel empire’s mothership on Victoria Street has cemented itself as a city institution. Helmed by Cartel boss and well-known man-about-town Bink Bowler, it (and its sibling ventures) serves up the killer combo of kick ass coffee and awesome staff, all set in Smithsonian-esque surrounds comprising jumbled furniture, eclectic art-strewn walls and the exotic aroma of freshly-roasted small batch coffee. Included in the raw beans the team at Black & White source are the expensive and rare Nicaraguan Honey Process and some of the world’s highest-grown coffee off Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Whatever you order, a unique caffeine experience and education come with your coffee. blackandwhitecoffee.co.nz

JOHNNY B GOOD Bagel joint and pizzeria Johnny Sausage takes its influence from the Big Apple; authentic boiled bagels hit the stone hearth oven in front of you and hand-stretched pizzas are available whole or by the slice. The original ‘Johnny Sausage’, infamous mob boss John Barbato, would surely approve, although he might be given a wide berth at the large tables and bar-style counters around the glass walls, which provide a great view of the city and river wending by along Oxford Terrace. Line up a classic Margherita with Roma tomato sauce, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, basil pesto and confit garlic, or tuck into a classic pastrami bagel with sauerkraut and horseradish ... oh, and that ongoing search of yours for a great breakfast and lunch spot? Fuhgeddaboudit! johnnysausage.co.nz

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SOUL BY WAIPARA HILLS GRÜNER VELTLINER 2016 Available exclusively at the cellar door, the first harvest from the Grüner Veltliner vines is a revelation, and totally worth the short drive. Expect tropical fruits on the nose, while eight months on lees has developed a sinuous mineral texture that seamlessly blends with crisp fresh apples and a decadent nuttiness that will leave you wanting more. RRP $27.90 PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO DRY RIESLING 2015 A seductive bouquet of tropical spiced citrus and honeydew sees this meticulously crafted and ravishingly ‘dry’ riesling display a supple and nuanced mouthfeel that’s resplendent with hints of lime and pawpaw, plus a tantalising mineral zing that’s perfectly balanced with a lingering long finish suggestive of the hum of freshly crushed ginger. RRP $35 ALLAN SCOTT GENERATIONS GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2016 Playfully dubbed ‘G’whizz’ at Scott Base, the latest entry in Alan Scott’s exclusive Generations range peerlessly matches a refined acidic spine with a delicate nose that hints at lush lychees and oriental spices; it makes way for a brilliantly controlled palate reminiscent of honied candied fig, a whisper of Turkish delight, and Middle Eastern exotica. RRP $26


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In the market

At an age when most teens are awkwardly navigating their way through high school, Crowne Plaza Christchurch’s new executive chef Mirco Turtschi’s culinary journey had already begun. The gourmet ninja at the swanky hotel’s slick new eatery Market Place Restaurant started his chef apprenticeship back in Switzerland at just 15, working his way up through the ranks before heading to New Zealand’s shores 11 years later. Honing his skills and acclimatising himself to the country’s fresh produce at cafés in Blenheim and Picton, he then went on to rock some of country’s finest hotel kitchens at the Langham Hotel in Auckland and Crowne Plaza Queenstown with his respectful handling of both regions’ finest ingredients. Continuing his reputation for gastronomic excellence in Christchurch, Mirco has created a market-style dining experience that showcases his careful selection of Canterbury’s finest and freshest ‘market plates’, served up in a rustic style and designed to share. Continuing the shared theme, Market Place also offers up its signature dish – The Classic Roast, a 10-hour, slow-cooked lamb shoulder and roast veges. crowneplaza.com/christchurch

Combining locally foraged botanicals – including rosehip – with traditional juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, lemon and orange zest, family-owned Cardrona Distillery create their international gold-medal winning gin The Source (RRP $120) in their own copper pot and column stills. Expect tradition with a twist with this characterfilled drop, which clouds when cold and mixed.

ITALIAN TRIFECTA FILE UNDER MUST-EAT; THE CULINARY MASTERPIECE THAT IS CASAMASSIMA ITALIAN FARE’S SIMPLY TITLED PASTA TRIO MIXES THINGS UP SO THAT EVERY DAY IS A DELICIOUSLY DIFFERENT PASTA ROULETTE – EXCEPT THERE ARE ONLY WINNERS! CASAMASSIMA.CO.NZ

FLAVOUR COUNTRY Head to Addington institution Mosaic By Simo for a touch of the exotic and a culinary adventure channelling the subtle spices and delicious flavours of Morocco. This multitasking deli, dine-in and takeaway joint does a brisk trade in glamming up the plans of weekend picnickers, furnishing functions with platters that are simply a cut above, doling out flavour-burst Moroccan wraps to hungry lunchtime workers and luring diners in for one of their slow-cooked and bodacious mouthwatering tagines, complex concoctions of fragrant herbs and spices in a rich sauce… OK, now we’re super hungry. mosacibysimo.com

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EAT THIS NOW We’re super addicted to Yumm’s funky flavoursome salads, including pesto pasta, mushroom with sundried tomato dressing (pictured), Asian slaw, and curried brown rice, all made from locallygrown produce daily! FB/Yumm.Chch

ALL THAT GLITTERS A Taste of Paris’ new Gold range of French gourmet goodies at The Lincoln Pantry are perfect for adding some sparkle and glam to your dinner table or party – oui, s’il vous plait! thelincolnpantry.co.nz

Food files

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS Belgian Beer Café Torenhof’s new weekend brunch offering Breakfast in Bread is the ultimate hangover cure – especially when paired with a Bloody Mary! belgianbeercafe.net.nz

CHEERS To mark a decade

of creating some of the city’s – and nation’s – finest brews, the team at Three Boys Brewery have launched their epic 10th Anniversary Apricot Ale. This limited edition barley wine weighs in at 10% and is plush with ripe apricots, fruity esters and subtle toffee malt before finishing with a lingering tangy apricot tartness. threeboysbrewery.co.nz

HOT STUFF The gourmet artisans at White Heart Specialty Nut Products are now selling the sweet chilli sauce they have been making to use in their Sweet Chilli Handfuls. Made from locally grown produce, they’re available at the Christchurch Farmers’ Market and online. whiteheart.co.nz

WIN!

Responsible coffee drinking has never looked so good thanks to Underground Coffee’s sweet new reusable 8oz KeepCups (RRP $25). BPA and BPS free, these tempered glass beauts feature a splash proof closure on the lid and non-slip silicon band, and are perfect for coffee lovers that love the planet too. undergroundcoffee.co.nz Cityscape has 4 × 8oz KeepCups to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@somocreative.co.nz with ‘KeepCup’ in the subject line and tell us why you need to keep your cup. Entries close November 30.

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FEAST The A-List

TASTE @ TWENTY

CASHMERE CUISINE

taste@twenty stocks a tempting array of fresh produce, Vic’s breads, Hummingbird espresso to go and beans, preserves and pickles, vinegars and olive oils, free-range eggs and milk. They also offer their own range of pestos, hummus, aioli and delicious ‘real’ food ... and some say the best coffee in Christchurch, all made with love and a smile. Catering is also available, from finger food for your function to tasty ‘man food’ for your work shout. 20 Colombo Street 03 982 1399 tasteattwenty.co.nz

Cashmere Cuisine is an award-winning boutique butchery specialising in top-quality cuts, roasts and small goods. All their meat is free-farmed and sourced locally. Their highly qualified butchers are passionate, and treat customer service as of paramount importance. With a balance of traditional and modern techniques, they keep up with the latest food trends and seasons. 18 Colombo Street 03 332 6071 or 021 224 4590 Find them on Facebook cashmerecuisine.co.nz

GOURMET FOOD STORE/CATERING | CASHMERE

GOURMET MEATS | CASHMERE

WHITE HEART SPECIALTY NUT BUTTERS GOURMET FOOD

White Heart grow and harvest hazelnuts, then batch-roast and blend them to create a delectable range of pantry staples. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook! hello@whiteheart.co.nz whiteheart.co.nz

FILLOSOPHY

CRAFT BEER FILLERY | WOOLSTON

SCOFF & QUAFF TOURS

Scoff & Quaff offer Christchurch’s premier craft beer and food tours. Take your taste buds on a tour of the city to sample some of the region’s best craft beer and food and meet the artisans who make it. Visit local breweries, discover local food producers and drop into the best local pubs for more beer samples and snacks. Here’s your enjoyable chance to learn about our local brewing scene. Grab a ticket or a gift voucher today! 022 0911 776 scoffandquaff.co.nz

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Beer and cider from around New Zealand. With 36 revolving taps there is always something for everyone! Takeaway in your own bottle or in one of theirs. 398 Ferry Road 03 389 5791 fillosophy.co.nz


The A-List FEAST

STELLAR RESTAURANT

CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS ON CAMPUS

Stellar’s outstanding Riccarton venue offers FREE venue hire for functions of up to 240 people. They can host and cater for your work function, party, wedding or more with their extensive options, which include canapés, platters, à la carte set menus, high tea, and buffets; fantastic selections at great value! For more information or to book, head for their website. Level One, 235 Riccarton Road 03 345 6888 stellarrestaurant.co.nz

Book one of three stunning venues on campus at the University of Canterbury. Premium spaces for 30 to 400 guests, with quality yet affordable catering packages available. Enquire now as November and December dates are going quick! Quote ‘cityscape1’ for discount venue hire. 027 809 9972 oncampus.org.nz

INTERNATIONAL/FUNCTIONS | RICCARTON

FUNCTIONS | ILAM

B-18 STUDIOS

FUNCTIONS | ADDINGTON

B-18 Studios is a unique space for your next function. A shared office space for several businesses during the working week, it’s perfect for your product launch, exhibition, reunion, or family event, or even meetings and seminars. Take advantage of their outstanding location near The Court Theatre and busy Addington, and let your guests enjoy the relaxed but exciting space with its high ceilings and funky fittings and lighting. 18 Bernard Street 021 378 358 b-18studios.co.nz

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FEAST The A-List / Food & Drink

THE LINCOLN PANTRY

YUMM.

A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. This charming deli delivers rustic old world charm and a stunning selection of fine teas, artisan goods, NZ and imported cheeses and homewares. Gluten, dairy and sugar free treats. Gourmet platters and cheeseboards made to order. Awesome Atomic coffee and turmeric/matcha lattes. Gift vouchers and hampers available. A must visit! 5 Robert Street 03 325 7717 thelincolnpantry.co.nz

Yumm. is your friendly food supplier, using locally grown produce and baking delectable goods daily. They offer a great range of luxury pantry items and kitchen equipment from New Zealand brands such as The Nutmylk Co and Fix & Fogg. Take a look at their range for sensational gift ideas – there’s something for everyone. Friendly staff are always on hand to help! The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street 03 365 2440 Find them on Facebook and Instagram

CASAMASSIMA ITALIAN FARE

50 BISTRO

Casamassima Italian Fare market high-end Italian food products, with a range that caters to both wholesale and retail customers. They carefully select their Italian partners based purely on quality and authenticity of product, thereby ensuring that the characteristics of traditional artisanship are retained. Source regions include Tuscany, Piedmont, Liguria and many more. 48 Salisbury Street 03 366 1828 facebook.com/ casamassimaitalianfare casamassima.co.nz

50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours, excellent wines and a great bar. Executive Chef Darren Conole leads the kitchen team, designing seasonal menus that utilise the best local produce. The menu at 50 Bistro offers a large variety of dishes, featuring classics twisted with their own 50 flair. The George, 50 Park Terrace 03 371 0250 50bistro.co.nz

GOURMET FOOD STORE | SYDENHAM

GOURMET FOOD STORE | LINCOLN

CAFÉ/DELI/GOURMET PANTRY | CENTRAL CITY

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ANCESTRAL

CHINESE/KARAOKE | RICCARTON

Established in 2000, Ancestral is an authentic and tasty Chinese café and restaurant, but it also features some of the city’s best private karaoke rooms. Specialising in traditional Sichuan and Malaysian Chinese food and bubble teas, they offer an excellent dining experience, but that’s just the start of your big night at Ancestral – each of their purpose-built, private karaoke rooms is individually decorated and features comfortable group seating and a state-of-theart audio-visual system. Every performance will have you sounding like a pro, and the relaxed, intimate group atmosphere will kickstart your night into high gear! At Ancestral, they take pride in all aspects of their business; their food, their service, their standards and, above all else, looking after their guests. It’s their mission and pleasure to bring people together to share food and drinks, good times and a great night out. With a wide range of dishes available on their menu, they’ve got options to satisfy all tastes, including classic dishes like Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Mee Goreng, Teriyaki Chicken Rice, Tom Yum Seafood Noodle soup, and many more. And to top it all off, the prices offer terrific value for money. Ancestral is a place to return to often, enjoy great food and a laugh and a song with friends and loved ones – join them for the unique Ancestral sensory experience and have a night out like no other. 35E Riccarton Road 03 348 8876 ldf.co.nz

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ALVARADO’S MEXICAN CANTINA

ARBO/ARBORISTA

Alvarado’s provides a destination environment for the complete Mexican experience. The home of authentic Mexican cuisine in the city, their a la carte restaurant is open daily from 5pm and serves the very best Mexican food, freshly prepared on the premises. Lunch and casual dining are available in the bar area, which opens daily at 11am. Great, traditional Mexican food made by Mexicans! 77 Stevens Street (south of Moorhouse Avenue) 03 374 4149 alvarados.co.nz

Arbo and its offsider espresso bar Arborista bring the best of fast and relaxed food service to the heart of the city. Arbo is a full service a la carte café seated around the base of a stunning 6-metre white tree. It also has extensive cabinet options, locally roasted C4 coffee and a Canterbury-only wine list. Arborista cranks out the coffees along with a top shelf selection of New Zealand wines, beers and spirits. ANZ Centre, 265 High Street 028 030 3697 arbo.co.nz

BAILIES BAR & RESTAURANT

BBQ BRAZIL CHURRASCO

Make yourself at home! Whether you’re catching up with friends, family or colleagues, Bailies is the perfect place for a quiet drink after work, drinks before dinner or a big night out with friends. Enjoy the easy going vibe and live sports on the big screen. Test your skills at their Tuesday Pub Quiz, or relax with coffee for a lazy weekend brunch. It’s all good! 1066 Colombo Street 03 366 5159 bailiesbar.co.nz

Enjoy an authentic dining experience from Brazil, with Rodizio-style serving bringing a variety of delicious cuts of meat to your table on an “all you can eat” basis. There’s no ordering or waiting – grab your tongs, help yourself and enjoy until you’re ready for more! Vegetarians don’t miss out either, thanks to Brazilian side dishes and vege skewers. City location now open! 505A Papanui Road 03 354 8541 205 Durham Street 03 423 9499 bbqbrazil.co.nz

MEXICAN/COSY PUB | WALTHAM

CAFÉ/BAR | CENTRAL CITY

COSY PUB | EDGEWARE

SOUTH AMERICAN | PAPANUI

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BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ TORENHOF NEW ZEALAND/BELGIAN | SYDENHAM

Belgium’s best craft beers on tap – matched with New Zealand’s best produce – in a Belgian flavour. With 250 carparks at The Colombo, Belgian Beer Café is the city’s best place to meet friends, have a meeting, dine and relax over the classic beer range, sip on a superb New Zealand wine, enjoy either of their two outdoor areas or soak up the atmosphere of their 1920s Belgian fitout. Enjoy their specials, happy hours, or book your function. 13 Stanley Street 03 377 1007 belgianbeercafe.net.nz

BISHOP BROTHERS

NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB | BISHOPDALE

This gastro-pub is all about fantastic food in a relaxing atmosphere. Chef Kathryn Ahu elevates pub fare to the next level at the venue; with their excellent menu, it’s little surprise that they picked up a Beef & Lamb Excellence Award for 2017. Add great wines, ciders, beers and their own cocktails, and you’ve a great pick for drinks, celebrating, catching up with friends, or gathering for an enjoyable meal out. 119 Farrington Avenue 03 359 2930 bishopbrothers.co.nz

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BLACK & WHITE COFFEE CARTEL

BLOODY MARY’S

Black & White Coffee Cartel exists to pay tribute to the rich history of coffee and café culture. It is all about the space, the coffee and the people that frequent it. The larger stores micro roast on site, the baristas treat you like a guest, and the stores themselves should be preserved, and put in a museum for the weird and wonderful. It’s their pleasure – never a chore. 1/83 Victoria Street & 71 Lichfield Street 027 511 7070 blackandwhitecoffee.co.nz

A popular New York style steakhouse known for premium, local produce, seasonal menus and delicious cuisine. Hit the whisky lounge for a night cap or the terrace for a cocktail. Enjoy the flagship Prime Rib carved at your table Wednesday and Saturday. 30 Latimer Square 03 943 5937 bloodymarys.co.nz

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THE BRICKWORKS

CAFÉ RAEWARD

The Brickworks offers great food, coffee and cold beer at the foot of the Cashmere Hills. Lunch or dine from the fresh seasonal menu, make use of the private outdoor area, or come in for a drink and enjoy the easygoing vibe, live sport on the big screens, and gaming machines. You’re warmly welcomed and staff are always happy to help. Get stuck into the delicious new menu – their own twists on gastro-pub classics. 69 Centaurus Road 03 337 2227 thebrickworks.co.nz

Café Raeward is a busy fresh food café close to the airport. They specialise in excellent coffee, service and delicious seasonal food using fresh produce from their store. Open until 4pm everyday, the licensed café has plenty of indoor seating, two outdoor areas and a playground. They cater to everyone! 800 Harewood Road 03 359 0138 raewardfresh.co.nz

NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB | CASHMERE

CAFÉ | HAREWOOD

CAFÉ SISMO

CAFÉ | RICCARTON

Café Sismo is a place for everyone, located at the top end of busy Riccarton Road and just five minutes from Hagley Park. Pop in for brunch and a wide range of home-baked goodies made on site daily, or just for a quick coffee. You know you want to! Mention their Cityscape ad and receive a 20% discount! 35 Riccarton Road 03 348 1984 Find them on Facebook

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CAFÉ VALENTINO

THE CAFFEINE LABORATORY

Local hospitality legend and winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Café Valentino serves up perfect thin-base pizza from the wood fired pizza oven, as well as a soul-satisfying range of pasta dishes (perfect with a glass of local pinot noir). If it’s local beef or lamb you desire, they’ve won the coveted Beef and Lamb Gold Plate for 18 straight years! Finish things off with a house-made dessert or delicious cocktail. 168 St Asaph Street 03 377 1886 cafevalentino.co.nz

This small, unique 2-storied space in New Regent Street serves fresh, seasonal and healthy food daily, all made with local produce. They offer cabinet goodies, the best burgers and fresh food prepared on the spot, and a small selection of NZ wines, craft beers and beverages – not to mention amazing coffee! The menu changes seasonally to ensure you get vibrant flavours and fresh produce. Enjoy a real coffee shop culinary experience. 1 New Regent Street Find them on Facebook/Instagram

CARIBE LATIN KITCHEN

CASTLE ROCK CAFÉ

Christchurch offers many types of international cuisine, but hasn’t had much Latin American or Caribbean fare. No longer! With the sounds of Salsa, smells of the Caribbean, the textures of the Amazon, and the colours of Latin America, Caribe creates humble but intense cuisine for locals and visitors to enjoy, while their Latin bar serves up mojitos, margaritas, and piña coladas. 255 St Asaph Street 021 0848 3158 caribelatinkitchen.com

Nestled amongst the backdrop of the Heathcote hills, Castle Rock Café caters for all dietary requirements with tasty cabinet fare and menu during the week and the city’s best all-day weekend menu. It’s also fully licensed. Expect exceptional service and fare from locally-sourced organic and free-range produce. Worth finding! 21 Mary Muller Drive 03 384 5263 castlerockcafechch.co.nz

ITALIAN/PIZZA | CENTRAL CITY

CAFÉ | CENTRAL CITY

CARIBBEAN/LATIN AMERICAN | CENTRAL CITY

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CBK CRAFT BAR & KITCHEN

CHILLINGWORTH ROAD

Home of 60 craft beers and ciders, CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen is your local in Kaiapoi and North Canterbury for great food and fun service. Ideal for any occasion, they offer a large outside deck and garden bar area, stonegrill dining and a great atmosphere. Just 10 minutes north of the city – pop in and try some great brews. Don’t forget the famous CBK Famous Skillet Cookie! Open Mon – Fri from 11am and Sat – Sun from 9am. 4/77 Hilton Street 03 327 9224 cbk.nz

Chillingworth Road is both a destination and a journey. Take a culinary trip with 5, 7 or 9 course degustation menus from Tue – Sat in the relaxing atmosphere of their dining room or the private G.H. Mumm Room, dine casually in the bistro, or pop in for great cabinet fare and coffee during the day. Experience exceptional food and warm, attentive service; a fantastic dining experience. 2/478 Cranford Street 03 352 7784 chillingworthroad.co.nz

COCOPELLI GOURMET PIZZA BAR

COOKAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Cocopelli is known for its one-of-a-kind service and delicious gourmet pizza. Enjoy signature cocktails and a cold beer after work, or a special family gathering – Cocopelli caters for all groups large and small. With an excellent outdoor area and warm interior, Cocopelli is the perfect choice for all occasions. Full menu available all day, with 85% available gluten-free on request. P2 The Palms Arena, Marshland Road 03 386 2220 cocopelli.co.nz

Enjoy authentic Japanese food in a family-friendly and welcoming environment, with a menu that offers Japanese favourites from soft shelled crab to namban chicken. Fresh and seasonal ingredients are sourced locally or directly from Japan, and traditional Japanese cooking techniques are used to bring out the natural flavours of each ingredient for a truly flavoursome and authentic feast. Customised set menus for big groups. 6 Nelson Street 03 343 2860 cookai.co.nz

NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB | KAIAPOI

INTERNATIONAL | PAPANUI

PIZZA | SHIRLEY

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CHIC RESTAURANT PERSIAN | CENTRAL CITY

With banquet-like meals and spiced nibbles, a private upstairs function room, two bars, pool tables and an executive vibe you don’t have to be a suit to appreciate, Chic Restaurant has become one of the city’s favourite dual food and night spots. Focused on Persian cuisine, the restaurant has a menu that makes it hard to go wrong. Popular choices include marinated lamb racks and the traditional Persian stew dizy abgoosht – a herby blend of beef, beans, potato and tomato that’s perfect winter fare. A varied set menu gives diners the chance to try some of their house classics, while an à la carte menu caters for all tastes with a variety of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and seafood dishes. Want something lighter? Enjoy casual drinks with a selection of platters and finger foods. Ideal for events, Chic Restaurant also has an extensive drinks menu that ranges from tantalising herbal teas to cocktails and champagne. 64 Manchester Street 03 379 4447 chicrestaurant.co.nz

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DIM 7TH

DUO DINING ROOM & BAR

A new bar in Addington, Dim 7th has live jazz on most nights in their ground floor jazz bar. On the mezzanine overlooking the stage is a dedicated whisky bar, with whiskies from around the world and featuring Japanese whisky and whisky cocktails. They also offer local and imported craft beers on tap, plus bottled craft beer. Extensive local and imported wines are also available, as well as Japanese and Asian-inspired modern tapas. 363 Lincoln Road 03 379 5779 dim7th.co.nz

Centrally located on the corner of Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue by Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre, DUO is about sharing food and cultures. Their concept of a modern Asian eatery provides an adventurous yet authentic cross-cultural dining experience. Visit DUO today to experience the best of a modern Asian eatery with a difference! 12 Hereford Street (main entrance on Rolleston Avenue) 03 423 1212 duochch.co.nz

EL FOGÓN GRILL

EMBERS RESTAURANT

El Fogón Grill in Little High Eatery is a South Americanstyle grill house, offering a wide range of the tastes of Argentina, Brazil, and more. There are many ways to get to know a country, but one of the most interesting is through its food, and the menu at El Fogón captures the unique and varied cuisines of South America. Grab a beer, wine or cocktail, sit back, and enjoy their tasty and exciting flavours. 255 St Asaph Street 0210 847 6198 elfogongrill.com

Embers is an exciting, family-friendly restaurant specialising in fire pit cooking. Open Wed to Sun from 3pm as well as for lunch on Sundays, they offer delicious meats cooked over the central open fire pit, with your choice of sides and sauces. Bookings essential! As part of the Papanui Club, Embers has restrictions on alcohol sale – ask for clarification. 310 Sawyers Arms Road 03 359 9586 papanuiclub.co.nz/embers

SWISHY BAR/LIVE MUSIC | ADDINGTON

MODERN ASIAN | CENTRAL CITY

WOOD FIRE BBQ | BISHOPDALE

SOUTH AMERICAN | CENTRAL CITY

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EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

EMPIRE

Emperor’s New Clothes is a cute, classic café perched on the Cashmere Hills; it’s a favourite for locals and a drop-in spot for people heading up or coming down the hill. Enjoy sun-drenched outdoor space under the veranda, the classic interior, and the beautiful views. They serve jolly good coffee (Supreme) and homemade gourmet food, including their famous date orange scones, Eggs Bene, sweet and savoury waffles, and organic ice creams. 95B Dyers Pass Road 03 332 0131

The speciality at Empire is Yakitori. The traditional form of Yakitori involves using chicken in its entire form – chicken thigh, chicken skin, and chicken heart. Empire have expanded their Yakitori menu to include other delicious options such as pork belly, scallops, and prawns (also known as Kushiyaki). Try just a few of their Yakitori skewers on your own, or order the entire menu and share with friends! 172 St Asaph Street 03 260 2606 empirebar.co.nz

CAFÉ | CASHMERE

JAPANESE/SWISHY BAR | CENTRAL CITY

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FIDDLESTICKS RESTAURANT & BAR

FRANCESCA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks is one of the city’s best retreats. This distinctive restaurant and bar provides an inviting atmosphere for whiling away some time. Dine al fresco and watch the street-side activity from their sheltered courtyard, or join friends in one of the intimate dining spaces. The talented kitchen crew provide sensational in-season and local fare. 48 Worcester Boulevard 03 365 0533 fiddlesticksbar.co.nz

Right next door to the Isaac Theatre Royal, Francesca’s Italian Kitchen is fast becoming a favourite of locals and tourists alike. They are passionate about authentic Italian cuisine and use local, seasonal produce to create their ever-changing, highly-tempting menu. To accompany their dishes they offer a wide range of beverages to enjoy, including Italian and local wines. 149 Gloucester Street 03 374 9790 fransitalian.co.nz

FREEMANS

GOLD & JADE RESTAURANT

Freemans has served Lyttelton and wider Christchurch for 10 years. Their mission is consistency; great food and service every time. Their niche is hand-made pizza and pasta; enjoy in the intimate dining room, or with great views from the covered, heated deck. They roast their own coffee, have stunning wines on tap and live jazz every Sunday. $20 pizza & $23 pasta every Wed/Thu. 47 London Street 03 328 7517 freemansdiningroom.co.nz

This authentic restaurant offers genuine Chinese cuisine from a team of highly-qualified chefs from China. Their Beijing Roast Duck in particular is starting to become famous; carved at your table, it provides a great show as well as a delicious meal! Book now for some of the city’s best Chinese food. Dine in and takeaways available; make use of their two private function rooms for large or small groups, or book the restaurant to seat up to 120! 4 – 6 Brake Street 03 943 6688

NEW ZEALAND | CENTRAL CITY

ITALIAN/PIZZA | LYTTELTON

ITALIAN | CENTRAL CITY

CHINESE | UPPER RICCARTON

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THE HAPPENING BAR & KITCHEN

EUROPEAN/SWISHY BAR | CENTRAL CITY

The elegant space that is The Happening offers outstanding hospitality in the central city, handy to the Theatre Royal and New Regent Street. Inside, you’ll experience outstanding dining in a luxury setting, with exceptional service to match. Their Europeanmenu with a twist always inspires and delights, and includes plenty of GF and vegetarian options. It’s all complemented with fine New Zealand wines, awardwinning regional craft beers on tap, and no fewer than 53 blends of tea! Drop in for brunch, lunch or dinner, or share High Tea with 2 or 3 friends for just $60 total. 165 Gloucester Street 03 261 9114 thehappening.co.nz

HELLO SUNDAY

THE HERB CENTRE

Hello Sunday is a delightful piece of reclaimed Christchurch. One of the city’s best brunch restaurants, they emphasise creative, fresh flavours, great service and excellent coffee. Enjoy a little bit of Sunday – every day! 6 Elgin Street 03 260 1566 Find them on Facebook

This much loved wholefoods café focuses on healthy eating by creating seasonal vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food. Health-promoting drinks are their specialty – herbal tea blends, dandechino, ginger tonic, turmeric latte made with house-made nut milk, and of course, wonderful Switch coffee. Everything is made inhouse, the traditional way. Drop in to enjoy something delicious and healthy in the cosy café. 223 Kilmore Street 03 365 3011 theherbcentre.co.nz

CAFÉ | SYDENHAM

CAFÉ/VEGETARIAN | CENTRAL CITY

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INDIAN PEARL RESTAURANT

JOHNNY SAUSAGE

Specialists in Northern Indian cuisine, Indian Pearl is a family-run business famous for their authentic curry, tandoori dishes and naan bread, made using the best, freshest produce. The end result is great curries full of different Indian herbs and spices which give each dish a distinctive flavour. Each can be tailored to suit your tastes, and there are vegetarian and gluten-free options. 352 Colombo Street 03 379 1863 indianpearlrestaurant.co.nz

A New York-style bagelry, pizza and coffee joint situated on the banks of the Avon river. Enjoy handrolled boiled bagels baked in front of you in a stone hearth oven and fresh L’affare coffee, plus whole or wedges of giant pizza, fresh bakery items, and funky all-day breakfasts. With Three Boys on tap too, it’s fast becoming a city institution! Evening hire also available. 151 Cambridge Terrace 03 366 9990 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm johnnysausage.co.nz

INDIAN | SYDENHAM

CAFÉ/PIZZA | CENTRAL CITY

KUM PUN THAI THAI | CENTRAL CITY

Kum Pun Thai offers intimate dining and the traditional tastes of Thailand in a relaxed environment. With chefs from a number of different regions in Thailand on board, they’re able to offer a wide variety of food and flavours, and the menu of delicious Thai classics and sensational house specialties truly has something for everyone. Gather friends or family for a memorable dinner 7 days a week, or pop in for lunch (week days only) for just $12! 73 Victoria Street 03 365 5494 kumpunthai.com

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KADETT/SPACE ACADEMY CAFÉ/BAR | CENTRAL CITY

This creative, multi-use space operates as Kadett café by day and Space Academy bar by night, though it maintains its relaxed, cosy setting no matter what time of day you visit. Serving delicious light lunches until 4pm, and generous cheese platters and bar snacks until late, with expertly poured coffee, locally blended teas, craft beers, and a fine selection of wines and whiskies. 371 St Asaph Street 022 194 4673 Find them on Facebook spaceacademy.ac.nz

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LOUIS CHAMPAGNE & OYSTER BAR SWISHY BAR | CENTRAL CITY

Countless research trips to Australia and Europe have produced in Louis a hospitality offering that is something completely new for New Zealand. You’ll find ornate French design, gold mirrors, chandeliers, parquet flooring and a marble bar; a fittingly opulent environment in which to enjoy their 16 champagnes (with Mumm as house pour, and Cristal ready and waiting for your special occasions) and oysters 12 different ways; think White Balsamic Caviar, Hendricks Gin & Cucumber, or Champagne Batter & Wasabi. In addition, there’s a discerning selection of finely crafted seafood dishes including prawns, grouper cheeks, lobster tortellini, and whole crayfish, along with classic French fare like duck parfait, pork rillettes, terrines and French onion soup. They’re open Tue – Sat, 11am until late; drop into their decadent offering to appreciate their exceptional eye for detail and passion for outstanding service. 123 Victoria Street 03 377 3614 Find them on Facebook

MADE ESPRESSO BAR

MERRIN STREET BREWERY BAR

MADE focuses on fresh, clean eating salads, tasty sandwiches, sweet treats and great coffee. They use as many organic and unrefined products as possible – including organic milk and coffee. MADE provides efficient, fast and friendly service in a welcoming, cosy space. For corporate clientele, their catering is a must-try, with fantastic reviews. All dietary lifestyles are welcome. Your new favourite central city café! 254 Montreal Street 03 379 2592 madeespressobar.co.nz

Enjoy the legendary hospitality of the West Coast in a relaxed, fun and friendly venue that serves exceptional gastro pub fare alongside Monteith’s famous range of craft beers. Perfect for any occasion, this classic Kiwi ‘local’ has specials 7 days a week and supplies their own premium South Devon beef with their exclusive paddock-to-plate operation. Your local on the corner! Avonhead Mall, 210 Withells Road 03 358 8184 mbbmerrinst.co.nz

CAFÉ | CENTRAL CITY

COSY PUB/NEW ZEALAND | AVONHEAD

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MILIEU CAFÉ

MISH MASH & TAP N GRIND

Catering, private functions, breakfast, lunch, and dinner three nights a week – Milieu does it all. Bookings advisable! Seriously good coffee, fine deli food, and corporate catering. 112 Wrights Road 03 962 9629 milieu.net.nz

This urban eatery and bar takes influence from around the world; a mish mash of different cuisines and cultures. The bar offers a focus on craft cocktails and in-house preparation. Tap N Grind, meanwhile, is an adjoining café offering for Christchurch coffee lovers, and is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Discover two new favourite central city venues! Cnr Manchester and St Asaph Streets 03 968 4607 facebook.com/Tapandgrind mishmash.nz

MONA VALE HOMESTEAD & PANTRY

MOSAIC BY SIMO

Rebuilt brick by brick and decked out in her heritage best, Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry is once again welcoming visitors, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch plus exquisite high teas. Also hosting special private occasions or corporate events, either in the Homestead or an elegant marquee on the Iris Lawn. 40 Mona Vale Avenue 03 341 7450 monavale.nz

Established by local chef and food identity Simo, Mosaic by Simo is a Moroccan culinary adventure in Addington that offers delectable tagines, salads and Mediterranean deli items, offering customers a fresh taste sensation of authentic, aromatic spices and flavours, with lots of vegan and gluten-free options. Dine-in and takeaway available, along with a wonderful catering service. Addington Mall, 3/300 Lincoln Road 03 338 2882 mosaicbysimo.com

CAFÉ | ADDINGTON

INTERNATIONAL/SWISHY BAR & CAFÉ | CENTRAL CITY

CAFÉ/NEW ZEALAND | FENDALTON

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NO.4 BAR & RESTAURANT

THE NOOK

No.4 Bar & Restaurant has a lively atmosphere every day of the week. Take a seat in a candlelit corner, pull up the couch in the library, or celebrate with friends in one of the covered outdoor courtyards. When you’re comfortable, check out your dining options. Brimming with fresh, seasonal and locally sourced delights, the menu has earned No.4 an exceedingly good reputation. Drop in for exceptionally good beer, food and stories. 4 Mansfield Avenue 03 355 3720 no4bar.co.nz

Nestled in New Regent Street in the city’s heart, The Nook is a little Thai place that packs a powerful punch. Drop by for an awesome Thai lunch, dinner, or drinks – grab a seat downstairs, upstairs or outside and enjoy great Thai cuisine at this cosy spot as you watch the world go by. New menu now available, including lots of great kid-friendly, gluten-free, and vegetarian options! 24 New Regent Street 03 377 4627 Find them on Facebook

NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB | MERIVALE

THAI | CENTRAL CITY

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NOR’ WESTER CAFÉ CAFÉ | AMBERLEY

This iconic family run café offers a friendly, warm environment and fresh, local North Canterbury produce. Tackle the ‘farmhouse breakfast’ on their new menu or beautiful cabinet food, with great Allpress Espresso to match. 95 Carters Road 03 314 9411 norwestercafe.co.nz

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Blending the best music, liquor and food, this bar, restaurant and live music venue has all the energy and charm of New Orleans itself. Inspired by the culture, diversity and vibrancy of the city, Orleans will transport you direct to Louisiana. Blues, soul, funk, jazz and regular DJs add to the venue’s energetic atmosphere, with live music from Wed to Sat. Try their famous Fried Chicken & Waffles or the new Waffle Stack! 89 Lichfield Street 03 365 7312 orleans.co.nz

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O’SHEAS PUBLIC HOUSE

THE PEDAL PUSHER

O’Sheas is a warm, welcoming Kiwi local with a strong Irish theme. Their food is traditional pub fare; the best pub food in town. From thick and satisfying seafood chowder to the steak specials, the meals are hearty and great value. They also have breakfast and lunch menus that are hard to beat, and a top range of beers on tap. Enjoy two lovely outdoor areas, a big screen inside for sports, and a TAB next door if you fancy your chances! 128 Marshland Road 03 385 3080 osheas.co.nz

Pull up to The Pedal Pusher and let the good times roll! Whether you’re after a cheeky afternoon drink, a quick lunch or a classy dinner, they’ve got you covered. With a different special each day, no two days are the same at this funky gastro-pub. They pride themselves on great, friendly service so that each time you visit, it feels like coming home. Now open in Rolleston! 286 Lincoln Road 03 335 0095 & 55 Faringdon Boulevard 03 260 0866 thepedalpusher.co.nz

COSY PUB | SHIRLEY

NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB | ADDINGTON/ROLLESTON

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PESCATORE

SEAFOOD | CENTRAL CITY

Pescatore translates from Italian to ‘fisherman’. In recognition of the restaurant’s name and legacy, their new menu is predominately focused on seafood. Chef de Cuisine Ryan Henley and his team have created unique and contemporary dishes designed to satisfy the palate and all the senses. This passionate team, who have gained outstanding recognition, match an ingredient-driven menu with professional, friendly service. Seasonal menus, created with premium local, sustainable and organic ingredients, are matched with top vintages from Pescatore’s comprehensive wine list, honoured by Wine Spectator magazine as one of the most outstanding restaurant lists in the world. Pescatore offers both a la carte and 7 course degustation menus – choose the one that suits your occasion and prepare for an unforgettable dining experience. The city’s original seafood dining experience. The George, Level 1, 50 Park Terrace 03 371 0257 pescatore.co.nz

PEGASUS BAY WINERY

PEGASUSHI

Named New Zealand’s best winery restaurant for 5 years running, and awarded a second Chef’s Hat in the 2016 Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards, Pegasus Bay offers an unforgettable experience. The menu is influenced by the best of local produce, and changes to take advantage of seasonal offerings. Start with a free tasting and discover the breathtaking gardens. 263 Stockgrove Road 03 314 6869 Bookings recommended pegasusbay.com

For modern fusion Japanese cuisine, prepared and served by a passionate team of professionals, in an elegant dining room on the edge of the Pegasus Lake, look no further! Pegasushi has something for everyone. They offer a Lunch Special every day and an “All You Can Eat” menu from Tue to Thu. Enjoy a premium Japanese dining experience! Open for lunch and dinner Tue – Sun. Shop 2, 60 Pegasus Main Street 03 920 1888 Find them on Facebook

WINERY/INTERNATIONAL | AMBERLEY

JAPANESE | PEGASUS TOWN

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POT STICKER DUMPLING BAR

DIM SUM | CENTRAL CITY/ SYDENHAM

Whether you like your dumplings fried or steamed, at Pot Sticker Dumpling you can expect the dumpling dough tightly hugging fresh cooked prawns or free range meats, ready to dip in the deliciously authentic hot chili sauce. At Pot Sticker they don’t cheat with machines or MSG – all of their dumplings are handmade each day using the recipes and techniques passed down from generations of dumpling masters. Their master chefs hand-make their dumpling dough every morning, preparing locally-sourced vegetables and herbs as well as selecting meats daily. 144 Lichfield Street 03 420 0376 & The Colombo 03 379 8377 potsticker.co.nz

SISTER KONG MODERN CHINESE | CENTRAL CITY

Sister Kong Bao House, sister establishment to Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar, is their take on a Hong Kong baijiu house. Originating from mainland China, this fiery spirit has traditionally been used to celebrate important occasions and is said to bring good fortune. These traditional ‘houses’ were casual places to meet, chat, and snack. Sister Kong obsesses about bao to the extent that Pot Sticker obsesses about dumplings, serving reinvented Hong Kong Bao Burgers, like their trademark Saffron and Chili Bao. It’s baijiu bar meets street bao meets kung fu chefs! 123 Victoria Street 022 344 7644 sisterkong.co.nz

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FEAST Food & Drink

PERSIAN KITCHEN

THE PLATTER

The Persian Kitchen offers a traditional dining experience with a great range of fresh food and flavours for all tastes. The restaurant offers a relaxed and friendly environment, with a cosy Turkish and Persian interior. Chef Hamza has had a lifetime of experience cooking this delicious traditional fare. Dine in, takeaway, or book your next function! Please check their website for seasonal hours. 325 Stanmore Road 03 389 0400 persiankitchen.co.nz

Featuring seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on local produce, The Platter is a place where sharing matters. Located at the Best Western Plus Fino Hotel, they’re casual yet contemporary. The menu emphasises sharing, and the concise and curated beverage list ensures full satisfaction. Open every day; join them for a buffet breakfast or later for happy hour and dinner. 87 Kilmore Street (downstairs) Breakfast 7am – 10:30am, Dinner 5pm – 9pm 03 550 1460 theplatter.co.nz

POLO BAR

PRINCE OF PERSIA

The Polo Bar is the perfect setting for breakfast, afternoon aperitifs, or to enjoy delicious shared plates from late afternoon. Inspired by Argentinian cuisine, they offer a menu of various sharing plates of selected meats smoked and chargrilled for a unique flavour. Delicious vegetarian dishes are also on the menu, which changes regularly so they can use the freshest local ingredients to create their mouth-watering dishes. 363 Montreal Street 03 943 8555 hotelmontreal.co.nz

Prince of Persia is a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing the deliciously authentic tastes of Afghani and Iranian dishes to Christchurch. Their kebabs are all cooked on the charcoal grill, producing the great smokey taste that is their point of difference. Elsewhere on their menu you’ll find curries, roast chicken, delicious rice and clay-oven baked fresh naan bread. Experience unique flavours. Student discount available! 104 Riccarton Road 03 341 8575 princeofpersia.nz

TURKISH/PERSIAN | RICHMOND

EUROPEAN | CENTRAL CITY

PERSIAN | RICCARTON

ARGENTINIAN | CENTRAL CITY

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REDFIRE BBQ BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE BRAZILIAN | NORTHLANDS MALL

Redfire BBQ serve delicious cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, and pork, cooked on skewers and served all-youcan-eat! They traditionally slow-cook their meats over an open flame, providing guests with the flavourful meats that have been popular in Latin America for centuries. These are complemented by delicious Brazilian dishes and drinks like farofa, carreteiro rice and cheese bread. 77 Main North Road (in Northlands Mall car park) 03 352 3000 redfirebbq.co.nz

RED ELEPHANT

REGATTA ON AVON

Red Elephant offers a warm welcome and authentic Thai cuisine from Sukhothai province, with a wide range of dishes made with fresh, locally-grown herbs and produce. Three course set menus for 4 people or more start from $28 – great value for your large group or function! 5 Pilgrim Place 03 377 1122 redelephant.co.nz

Locally owned and operated, Regatta On Avon offers superb riverside dining. Take advantage of the outstanding deck area and its pleasant outlook on sunny days while enjoying their lunch and dinner menus of classic favourites, or something delicious from the cabinet. They’re also available for private functions such as weddings, birthdays, and corporate functions – talk to their friendly team to learn more! 95 Oxford Terrace 03 379 1350 regattaonavon.co.nz

THAI | SYDENHAM

NEW ZEALAND | CENTRAL CITY

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ROGUES OF ROTHERHAM

SAGGIO DI VINO

Rogues creates a captivating experience of uncompromising goodness, morphing from morning into day and day into night. Step in from the hustle and bustle of Riccarton and unwind in understated style. Survey the street side atmosphere from the swanky vintage bar. Kick in for the afternoon in the laid back, open air drinkery. Take it up a notch to dine in one of the lush, intimate velvet booths. Be enticed today! 42 Rotherham Street 03 341 5142 roguesbar.co.nz

A shining star on the city dining scene since its inception in 1991, Saggio di vino has created a fine reputation with its sensational menu, which pairs modern European inspired cuisine with a carefully curated selection of the world’s favourite wines, all packaged in the refined opulence and brooding intimacy of its sexily sleek fitout. Experience the cuisine of Chef Patron David Napier and Chef Carlita Campbell. 179 Victoria Street 03 379 4006 saggiodivino.co.nz

SALT ON THE PIER

SHANGHAI STREET DUMPLINGS

Salt on the Pier, Café, Bar and Restaurant is the only restaurant on Christchurch’s pier. Spectacular views of the pier and South Pacific make for a unique, romantic and special dining experience that’s unique in the city dining scene. Their restaurant and wine bar provides the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner for two, a corporate brunch, lunch, dinner or relaxing with a drink. 195 – 213 Marine Parade 03 388 4493 saltonthepier@gmail.com saltonthepier.co.nz

Enjoy mouth-watering Chinese street food inspired by the multicultural influences and traditional flavours of Shanghai. Dumpling master Norman calls on 30 years of experience to create crispy pot stickers in a range of combinations, noodles and other delectable delicacies. Bush Inn Centre, Cnr Waimairi & Riccarton Roads 03 377 9223 shanghaistreetdumplings.co.nz

INTERNATIONAL/SWISHY BAR | RICCARTON

EUROPEAN | CENTRAL CITY

CAFÉ/BAR | NEW BRIGHTON

CHINESE | UPPER RICCARTON

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STRAWBERRY FARE

SUN DOG DINER

Located near the city and with stunning views of Hagley Park, Strawberry Fare offers something for everyone. They open early with delicious breakfasts and their own roasted coffee; a perfect place to start the day. Lunch and dinner are served 7 days, and their famous desserts are available any time you fancy. Free-range and organic produce is used whenever available. Enjoy a friendly, relaxed service that also caters to all dietary needs. 19 Bealey Avenue 03 365 4897 strawberryfare.com

With a retro pop culture vibe and a unique take on comfort food classics, Sun Dog Diner brings us the modern American diner experience. Everything is made from scratch with free range meats and seasonal produce. The food is fresh, punchy and different from the rest! All day breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, mac-ncheese, Mexi-American specialties, craft beers, boutique NZ wines, amazing desserts and bottomless drip coffee. 7/2 Papanui Road 03 260 1166 sundogdiner.co.nz

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB

TABLE AT MONKS

Sullivans has a friendly, traditional atmosphere to suit your mood – dance your heart out or relax over a quiet drink or a bite to eat. They offer a great range of international beverages, and serve a tasty range of traditional Irish fare. There’s live music throughout the week, Sky Sports with big screen TV, a gaming room and bottle store. Private function areas and venue hire are available. Home of the World’s Largest Glass of Beer. 291 Lincoln Road 03 338 8300 Find them on Facebook

This boutique new café offers creative cabinet fare and a tempting brunch menu. The fabulous food is complemented by outstanding coffee and friendly service. The fresh interior provides a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for catching up with family and friends. Discover this cosy spot today! 282 Madras Street (close to Margaret Mahy Playground) 03 377 3777 Find them on Facebook tableatmonks.co.nz

EUROPEAN | MERIVALE

AMERICAN | MERIVALE

CAFÉ | CENTRAL CITY

COSY PUB | ADDINGTON

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TAJ OF INDIA

THAI CHEF’S RESTAURANT

Taj of India’s newly opened, fully licensed Sydenham restaurant joins their takeaway venue in Stanmore Road, and is a great place for you to experience fantastic food and awesome service! Whether it’s for a cosy dinner in or a casual meal out, don’t go past today’s scrumptious steal! Their friendly staff invite you to try their delicious Indian cuisine. Book your next function today! 458 Colombo Street (Restaurant) 03 366 5853 270 Stanmore Road (T/A) 03 381 1738 tajofindia.kiwi.nz

Thai Chef’s new Christchurch location offers authentic Thai tastes and a modern dining experience. Food is prepared from fresh, quality ingredients and presented with elegance in a dining setting filled with all the richness of Thai colour, sound and art. Meals are served family-style – share the Thai experience with your friends, family or colleagues. Ample parking behind the building, and takeaway and home deliveries available! 1 Riccarton Road 03 341 1163 thaichef.co.nz

TOMI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

TRENCHES RESTAURANT & BAR

Immerse yourself in some culture from the Tomi family as you dine on traditional Japanese cuisine. Tomi has a wide range of Japanese sake and a comprehensive wine list, and offers a delicious selection of authentic specialty Japanese dishes. 76 Edgeware Road 03 377 8028 tomi.co.nz

Whether you’re craving home-style cooking, soulsatisfying bar snacks, a chargrilled steak or just a cold pint of your favourite beer, Trenches aim to satisfy. The relaxed, family-friendly restaurant is a great place for meeting friends, after-work drinks or family gettogethers on weekends. Corporate function facilities and the private Poppy Club are available for hire. Tuck in to classic meal favourites or relax with friends over a drink. 74 Armagh Street 03 379 9724 trenches.co.nz

INDIAN | SYDENHAM/RICHMOND

THAI | RICCARTON

JAPANESE | ST ALBANS

NEW ZEALAND | CENTRAL CITY

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TMR RESTAURANT & BAR

INTERNATIONAL | CENTRAL CITY

The former Monday Room’s new location offers three intimate dining areas, and an expansive menu available from 5:30pm until late every day! Continuing their ‘social dining’ formula, the larger space offers a variety of modern and original dishes, along with many vegetarian and vegan options. In addition, TMR is a specialist dessert restaurant, offering some of the finest sweet fare in the city. If your ideal dining experience includes professional, casual service with personality, in a relaxed, sophisticated and welcoming environment, it’s your ideal destination. Images: Nadia June Photography. 161 High Street 03 377 5262 info@themondayroom.co.nz themondayroom.co.nz

TOWN TONIC

INTERNATIONAL | ADDINGTON

Town Tonic is a creative and fresh food establishment serving modern, seasonal and inspiring food daily. It’s situated close to venues such as The Court Theatre, Horncastle Arena and AMI Stadium, making it the ideal choice for pre- or post-entertainment dining. Executive chef and owner operator Jamie Bennett likes to change up the menu regularly. The innovative dishes are constantly tweaked and made from fresh produce which is entirely sourced from local growers. They offer a unique dining experience where you can relax in the eating house or bar and enjoy either a snack meal or dine off a degustation menu. Drop in for a classy nibble with after-work drinks and you’ll find a range of boutique beers and cider, as well as an excellent selection of NZ wines and cocktails, plus great coffee! A Cuisine Good Food Awards finalist in 2016. Check specials on their website or Facebook page. Catering and functions available! 335 Lincoln Road 03 338 1150 towntonic.co.nz

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TWENTY SEVEN STEPS

UNCOMMON

Twenty Seven Steps is a classic yet contemporary bistro where the focus is very much on the food, service and drinks. It’s situated near the Isaac Theatre Royal, upstairs in historic New Regent Street. Enjoy robust, creative food served by people who love what they do. And now enjoy a drink downstairs too; check their Facebook page for details of revolving winery pop-ups in the Tiny Bar. 16 New Regent Street 03 366 2727 twentysevensteps.co.nz

Uncommon pride themselves on providing an outof-the-ordinary café experience that showcases the region’s finest produce and in which fine dining techniques, flavours and presentation meet next-level service in modern, contemporary surrounds. You’ll find modern twists on café classics, including their famous Breakfast Board and Hot Cakes. Discover a slice of Melbourne café cool right here in Christchurch! 262 Tuam Street 03 379 3977 uncommoncafe.co.nz

UNDER THE RED VERANDAH

UNTOUCHED WORLD™

This little gem of a café is now licensed, and serves up the best breakfasts and lunches you’ll find, all in a unique garden setting. Their in-house bakers start early each day to prepare bread, muffins, delicious cakes and other treats for you to enjoy over a superb espresso coffee. Their happy, talented team work hard to ensure you enjoy the full UTRV experience. Catering also available! Ask about their private meeting/dining rooms (seats 24). 502 Worcester Street 03 381 1109 utrv.co.nz

A favourite with locals, the Untouched World™ Native Garden Café is the perfect destination for a delicious breakfast, brunch or 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 offstreet parking available, it’s a calm oasis away from the hustle. Enquire about private functions! 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9499 untouchedworld.com

EUROPEAN | CENTRAL CITY

CAFÉ | CENTRAL CITY

CAFÉ | LINWOOD

NATIVE GARDEN CAFÉ | BURNSIDE

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VALLEY INN TAVERN

COSY PUB | HEATHCOTE VALLEY

Enjoy a 130 year-old tradition of hospitality in the Heathcote Valley at the historic Valley Inn Tavern. Relax in the sunny courtyard, catch up with friends or tuck into great pub fare at this welcoming suburban gastro-pub. Enjoy regular meal deals such as $10 meatloaf Mondays, the steak-and-pint for $18 on Tuesdays, or beef or chicken schnitzel and house wine or pint of beer for just $20 on Wednesdays. All-day breakfast also available! 2 Flavell Street 03 384 1124 valleyinntavern.co.nz

WAIPARA HILLS

WHITE HOUSE BLACK

On State Highway 1, set amongst the picturesque Waipara Valley vineyards, is the iconic stone building that’s home to Waipara Hills. Here you’ll discover an operating winery, cellar door and café specialising in fresh, seasonal dishes that pair perfectly with awardwinning wines. Only a short 45 minute drive north of Christchurch. 780 Glasnevin Road, State Highway 1, North Canterbury 03 314 6900 waiparahills.co.nz

An award-winning, industrial-styled homestead dating from the 1880s. Talk to them about creating something special – from a relaxed lunch for two to a wedding for 100 or a corporate event for 200! In addition to restaurant dining, WHB is also available for private functions; either upstairs only (with its own bar) or exclusive full venue events over both floors, with use of private patios and gardens. Café of the Year finalist 2016. 265 Halswell Road 03 260 1799 whitehouseblack.co.nz

WINERY/CAFÉ | WAIPARA

INTERNATIONAL/SWISHY BAR/FUNCTIONS | HALSWELL

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FASHION & WELLBEING

Helen Cherry's Brittany Blouse (RRP $349) is sheer perfection and a spring wardrobe staple. workshop.co.nz


FASHION & WELLBEING

Starlight Baroque Pearl Hooks with Polished and Brushed Stars (POA)

Rose Gold Moonstone Cabochons with Rub Set Diamonds on Chain Drop Baroque Pearls (POA)

Lumiere Noire

Taking inspiration from stormy skies, linear horizons and the last fading light at dusk, Filigree Fine Jewels' Vanessa Stowers' new seasonal range, Lumiere Noire, is exquisitely resplendent in soft greys, inky blues, and blacks, with just a blush of pink in the palette for the stones. Horizontal layers with delicate stone accents, luminous moonstones and pearls in shades of grey perfectly marry with tiny star details and cascades of dark oxidised chains punctuated with delicate gem details, fragmented by different metals and glimmering like the night sky. filigree.co.nz

HAIR APPARENT

Dedicated to hairdressing excellence within his contemporary chic inner-city salon, Headspace, legendary hair professional Niq James combines of-the-moment professional hairdressing alongside expert barber services. With a pedigree synonymous with style, Niq is one of New Zealand’s leading hairdressers, and helms a talented team at the forefront of the literal cutting edge of hair design. A master barber, teacher, respected assessor and platform artist, Niq is the Competition Committee Chair, Judge and Steward with NZARH. His eye for detail, style, technique and form has seen him invited to judge on international competition panels in Australia, Switzerland, London, Germany and Brazil when he’s not working his magic from his St Asaph Street salon. At Headspace, industry-leading products including Redken, GHD and The New Zealand Aromatherapy Company join swank, refined surroundings – relax in exquisite Italian reclining seats that are as comfortable as they are stylish as Niq and his award winning team go to work. headspacehair.co.nz

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18ct White Gold, Black Diamond Solitaire (RRP $9,250)

18ct Rose Gold Shaped 5 Stone Band (RRP $2,890)


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Fashion Central

With stylish emporiums both in Redcliffs and at The Tannery, Morgan & Page embrace femininity with their selection of edgy designer fashion, offering up not just a stunning curation of the hottest New Zealand and Australian labels (think Noa Noa, Augustine, Isle of Mine, eb&ive, KAJA and many more), but also their own garments, designed in-house with a focus on great cut, quality fabrics and affordable prices. The sheer style of their entire range can render decision-making tough, but fortunately their friendly, fashion-savvy team are always on hand to assist with their mix of classic and contemporary looks – as well as drop-dead-gorgeous accessories, jewellery and handbags. FB/MorganAndPage

LIP SERVICE SYNONYMOUS WITH POWERHOUSE LIP PRODUCTS, NARS’ NEW POWERMATTE LIP PIGMENT (RRP $41) IS AN INSANELY PIGMENTED, LIGHTWEIGHT AND LONG-WEARING LIP FORMULA AVAILABLE IN 20 SHADES.

BEAUTY MECCA The super friendly, professionally trained and internationally experienced team of therapists at Acacia Skin Health & Beauty have just one goal – to make their clients look and feel their absolute best. It’s helmed by sisters Azita and Ellie Usefi, and the pair’s next-level experience and lifetime of passion for the beauty industry has created the ultimate one-stop beauty experience. The extensive treatment and therapy menu uses industry-leading products, including V8 Peptide Complex-rich O Cosmedics in their signature Collagen Induction Therapy, and it's all carried out in the refined tranquillity of their boutique salon at Parkside Plaza. Choose from custom created facials specific to your skin type and requirements, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels and collagen induction therapy, therapeutic massages, spray tanning, make-up application, brow design and lash treatments, micropigmentation, hair removal, manicures and pedicures, all alongside a suite of hand and feet treatments and a range of exquisite pamper packages, including the 2-hour Special Occasion Girlz. acaciabeauty.co.nz

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Dress you up

Cityscape caught up with local style icon Lynn Woods, whose cutting-edge boutique is at the forefront of the Christchurch fashion scene.

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enowned as a go-to fashion store where style and glamour go hand-in-hand with personal service and professional advice, Lynn Wood’s elegant Victoria Street boutique sees a carefully-curated blend of leading international labels alongside New Zealand’s finest designers. Browse their stunning collection to discover Alice McCall, C & M, Citizens of Humanity, Sass & Bide, Frank & Eileen, Bird & Knoll, Jac & Jack, Mild Red, Nyne, Standard Issue, Anna Quan, Kitx and, of course, Trelise Cooper and Cooper. In store you'll find signature pieces especially selected by Lynn herself as well as their renowned styling service. lynnwoodsonlinestore.co.nz What is the must have piece for spring? A beautiful floral dress and we’ve got you covered! Who inspires your style? Michelle Obama. Her style and grace is classic with a twist.

Describe your perfect night? Most people would say a quiet night in, but my perfect night is spent with my children and grandchildren, and it is far from quiet! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. What is the most common fashion mistake? Not wearing the correct underwear is the most common, but we are all time-poor, and it is time-consuming for women to get this done. Can you give us three essential fashion tips for the spring racing season? 1 – Find a dress that fits your body shape. 2 – Make sure your accessories are balanced and co-ordinate with your outfit. 3 – If you're walking on grass, don’t forget your heel protectors. And have a fun day out! What’s your favourite pastime? When I get time, I enjoy reading a great book. I am currently reading historical fiction The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

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What should everyone throw out of their wardrobes immediately? Anything you haven’t worn for a year; chances are you’ll never wear it again. Where do you go to escape in the city? Black Estate winery – I love supporting locals and they have a beautiful chardonnay paired with Rachel Scott ciabatta and North Canterbury truffle butter. And who could resist the view, it’s stunning! I could be anywhere in the world at that moment, and that’s the perfect escape, isn't it? Who are the up-and-coming designers to look out for? Matin, Anna Quan, Kitx and Surrounded by Ghosts. Tell us about your styling service. We pride ourselves on offering a boutique styling service, where we take the time to get a look that suits your style and your budget. No one should leave home without... Their lipstick!


ELEMIS SALT GLOW BODY SCRUB

Aimed at sloughing away dull, dead skin cells to reveal gorgeous silky smooth, polished skin beneath, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa’s decadent ELEMIS Salt Glow Body Scrub (RRP $149) includes a nourishing 45-minute full body exfoliation with your choice of a lime and ginger or frangipaniinfused scrub followed by a shower and a gentle ELEMIS massage oil rubdown to nourish and hydrate your new glow. lotusspa.co.nz

WIN!

The treatment Party-ready skin for spring.

We’ve got an ELEMIS Salt Glow Body Scrub at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@ somocreative.co.nz with ‘Scrub’ in the subject line and tell us why your skin needs some pampering. Entries close November 30.

PURE INDULGENCE LUXURY BODY SPA

New to Champs-Elysées Day Spa’s stunning repertoire, the Pure Indulgence Luxury Body Spa (RRP $369) offers head to toe pampering, including an invigorating full body exfoliation, choice of three body wraps, and a luxurious foot scrub and massage or a heavenly head and scalp massage followed by a decadent full body massage, all designed to instil a Zen-like inner calm and supple, dewy skin. champs-elysees.co.nz

COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY

Regenerate, rejuvenate, revitalise and restore a youth-like lustre to your skin in just 60 minutes with Acacia Skin Health & Beauty’s Collagen Induction Therapy ($249, or three sessions for $699). Utilising the latest in skinneedling technology, the Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller sees 600 micro stainless steel needles gently and painlessly rolled over the skin, prompting it to release essential minerals, proteins, building blocks and collagen to the area, visibly revitalising, strengthening and replenishing the skin. Combine with O Cosmedics for a flawless radiance. acaciabeauty.co.nz

Also try Harness the power of the ocean with Pure Skin Beauty & Spa’s Seaweed Detox & Tone Body Spa. For sensitive skin the gentle Body Buff at Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa is next level. Restore the skin of your youth with Laser Skin Resurfacing at The Transform Clinic. 88

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Dr Libby Live

GOOD LIFE

Dr Libby hits Christchurch in October and November. Dr Libby’s Food Frustrations (12 & 18 Oct) takes all the headscratching out of food. She’ll talk about good food choices and removing the guesswork around what to eat and why. Her Beautiful You Weekend (25– 26 Nov) will tap into her two decades of research and clinical experience to explore how your body works, examining the interaction of nutrition, biochemistry and emotions, and culminating with a potent action plan. drlibby.com

With Dr Libby Shift out of that winter slump and keep your body, mind and spirit motivated through the remainder of the year with my top tips for getting spring ready.

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pring, and the more inviting weather that comes with it, presents the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate the body and mind, and shake off any residual feelings of lethargy that come from any winter hibernation. Boost your nutrient intake If you are lacking in energy, feeling tired, depleted or burnt out, chances are boosting your plant intake will make a world of difference. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre, phytonutrients and, of course, antioxidants, plants feed our body with everything needed to supply us with bundles of energy in return. To enhance your nutrient intake even more, try adding a scoop of powdered greens to your daily routine. Increase your vitamin D This vitamin has many important functions in the body – from supporting our immune system function and fighting disease to boosting our metabolism. Studies also suggest that it can help with low mood. A large percentage of New Zealanders have suboptimal levels of vitamin D so, given its essential role in the body, it’s a great thing to get checked with your health

practitioner. Direct sunshine or supplements can help boost vitamin D levels. Prioritise a morning movement practice Starting our day with a nourishing practice such as a gentle yoga session, pilates class or stretching routine can help to get our body and mind moving. Alternatively, you might like to begin your day with a walk. Direct sunlight can assist the production of serotonin – our feel good, happy, calm and content hormone. Early morning is the best time to establish this impact on mood and energy. Remember how to say ‘no’ When we don’t give ourselves enough time to rest, relax and enjoy life, drive ourselves too hard and perceive ourselves to be under constant pressure, we severely impair our ability to cope with stress and pressure. Instead of doing everything for everyone else and taking on more and more, learn how to flex that ‘no’ muscle more effectively. Avoid overcommitting and make more time for yourself to increase your capacity for joy and gratitude for what you have in your life already. drlibby.com

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PLATE EXPECTATIONS

Demystifying the confusion surrounding what to eat, Dr Libby’s new book What am I Supposed to Eat? Making Sense of Food Confusion (RRP $39.95) is a lifetime reference guide to understanding food, what it does in your body and what you are supposed to eat.

WIN!

Cityscape has 3 x copies of What am I Supposed to Eat? to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@somocreative.co.nz with ‘Dr Libby’ in the subject line and tell us why you need Dr Libby’s new book. Entries close November 30.


Rocking the catwalks of London and Milan, stripes confirmed their status as a spring/ summer trend when Balmain launched their SS 18 menswear line in Paris – go for the thicker bands for an edge. Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer (RRP $250) from Stencil

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Zoom Tee (RRP $159) and Sand Short (RRP $199) from Untouched World

Nudie Jeans Tilted Tor Stormy Blues (RRP $319) from EnCompass

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MORGAN & PAGE WOMENSWEAR FASHION/ACCESSORIES | WOOLSTON/REDCLIFFS

ENCOMPASS

FASHION | WOOLSTON

With modern street wear fashion and impeccable service, EnCompass specialises in premium denim, and is renowned for the exceptional fitting expertise of owner Benji, NZ’s top jeanswear salesman. There’s a huge range of NZ and international brands; browse the extensive denim wall and exclusive tailored shirts, waistcoats and t-shirts. New styles arriving all the time! Shop 26, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 381 4065 Find them on Facebook

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This small boutique for women stocks their two stores with beautiful clothes. Brands include Noa Noa, Augustine, Isle of Mine, Eb & Ive, Fate, Kaja, and their own label. The Tannery 03 595 2928 87 Main Road 03 376 6219


FASHION & WELLBEING

VIA SOLLERTIA

KATERINA BOUTIQUE

This unique family-owned jewellery store has recently reopened its doors on New Regent Street. Specialising in quality handmade custom jewellery, they have a fantastic workshop onsite above a stunning showroom. With a jewellery designer and craftsman jeweller on the premises, you’re guaranteed a fabulous experience to help you create affordable luxury. Come in to see for yourself, or find them on Facebook or Instagram! 11 New Regent Street 03 366 8001 viasollertia.co.nz

Katerina Boutique offers a rare balance between highend designs and marketable fashion. Katerina is well known for its modern interpretation on event dressing, as well as a great collection of everyday separates. Brands include Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Pasduchas, Bless’ed are the Meek, SWF, Premonition and more. Designer and owner Yulia Marsh provides fitting, styling and alteration services. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 021 112 7683 katerina.co.nz

THE MOHAIR STORE

KABELLA BABY

Experience the warmth-without-weight feeling that luxurious New Zealand-made Mohair and Alpaca throws provide. Snuggle up in the new Alpaca scarf range, keep warm with Possum/Merino Ponchos, or treat your feet to the famous LifeSocks. If you love New Zealandmade natural fibres, then you will be spoilt for choice at The Mohair Store. Use their local’s discount code, ‘Goat’, to shop online at their in-store special prices. 140 Colombo Street 03 943 1639 themohairstore.co.nz

Kabella Baby is the city’s only specialist Rockabilly and Vintage Inspired shop. They stock styles based on 40s and 50s fashions, lovingly recreated to give you the beautiful feminine silhouette that evokes memories of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, but with a modern kick. Beautiful fabrics & prints bring colour and fun. They also stock bags, jewellery, makeup and shoes. Shop 2, Parkside Plaza, 333 Harewood Road 0274 352 056 kabellababy.co.nz

JEWELLERY | CENTRAL CITY

FASHION | WOOLSTON

FASHION | BECKENHAM

FASHION | BISHOPDALE

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LYNN WOODS

UNTOUCHED WORLD™

Lynn Woods has evolved and changed with the market, but has always provided exceptional service. You’ll find high fashion brands in a relaxed, intimate environment. With a combined 30 years of experience in fashion, Lynn’s staff are expert stylists. Discover new labels each season. The online store is updated daily, with the new LAYBUY service now available online. 149 Victoria Street 03 377 9476 lynnwoodsonlinestore.co.nz

NZ lifestyle brand Untouched World™ is world famous for their exquisite knitwear and Mountainsilk™, fine machine washable Merino. Designed with a less-is-more aesthetic and created from luxurious yarns and fabrics that are easy on the earth, their collections are full of multi-tasking pieces that wardrobe with effortless style. Flagship Store & Café, 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9399 Pop-up Store, Container Mall (formerly Re:START) 03 365 9533 untouchedworld.com

IVYBLU

TRANSFORM CLINIC

IVYBLU is a premium Kiwi brand stocked in boutiques throughout New Zealand and now Australia. They pride themselves on their quality and attention to detail. Customers know each season they can mix and match with pieces from prior seasons, making an IVYBLU purchase an investment for years to come. They’re excited to be opening their flagship store in September at The Crossing; come in and meet their expert stylists! The Crossing, Kivers Lane ivyblu.co.nz

Transform Clinic is a cosmetic medicine and beauty centre that combines the experience and skills of a doctor, nurses, and beauty therapists. They offer cosmetic medicine treatments, varicose vein treatments, laser and IPL services, and beauty therapy. The clinic’s holistic approach to its clients ensures you have the very best treatment. Visit their website for details, special offers and to book your free consultation. 52A Mandeville Street 03 343 2880 transformclinic.co.nz

FASHION | CENTRAL CITY

FASHION/ACCESSORIES | BURNSIDE/CENTRAL CITY

APPEARANCE BEAUTY | RICCARTON

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BEAUTY PROGRESS THAI MASSAGE SPA

ACACIA SKIN HEALTH & BEAUTY

Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa’s passion is to provide Thai massage and beauty therapy. They will ensure that every aspect of your authentic Thai massage, beauty and body spa treatments are met with professionalism and that extra touch of luxury. Their highly qualified and experienced therapists offer you top quality treatments using high quality GERnetic French products. Luxurious gift vouchers available! 1/171 Waltham Road 0800 379 4315 beautyprogress.co.nz

Acacia Skin Health and Beauty’s extensive range of treatments are aimed at just one result – helping you to feel and look your best. Whether you’re in need of a facial specifically catered to your own requirements, spray tanning, brow and lash treatments, hair removal, mani/pedi or much more at their relaxing salon, their expert team can help, and is backed up by world-leading medical-grade products for truly outstanding results. 9/333 Harewood Road 03 360 2244 acaciabeauty.co.nz

CHAMPS-ELYSÉES DAY SPA

PURE SKIN BEAUTY & SPA

Your destination for all things luxurious and pampering, Christchurch’s premier day spa has designed a range of glorious spa experiences designed to take you on a journey of relaxation. You are welcome to book a luxury spa service or purchase a gift voucher online. Ask about their famous Corporate Spa Retreats, Wedding Packages and the Champs-Elysées Diamond Club. Mention Cityscape to receive a complimentary gift! 110 Papanui Road 03 365 3630 champs-elysees.co.nz

This boutique day spa provides professional, tailored treatments while you enjoy their warm and relaxed atmosphere. New for spring is their Seaweed Spa range of treatments, which help to stimulate lymphatic circulation, awaken the body, and assist it to detox and tone, leaving your skin with a healthy look and a soft and smooth feel. Ideal cellulite treatments, they’re a must during a weight loss programme. Book today! 30 Waimairi Road 03 348 4116 Find them on Facebook

DAY SPA | SYDENHAM

HEALTH/BEAUTY | MERIVALE

BEAUTY | BISHOPDALE

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FASHION & WELLBEING

FACE VALUE

BEAUTY | MERIVALE

For experience, expertise and excellence in cosmetic medicine, it’s hard to go past Face Value. Dr Philip Frost calls on around two decades of experience in this field to deliver non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments for his clients, now from within the luxurious setting of the historic Charlotte Jane building in Merivale. Treatments offered by Dr Frost and his team include: Dermal fillers for lip enhancement and reshaping, chin augmentation, the liquid face lift for mid face volume, and correction of hollow cheeks. BOtulinum TOXin treatment to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Collagen Induction Therapy and medical needling. Treatment of excessive sweating. Radio–surgery for removal of moles and skin tags. Treatment of facial veins. An advanced cosmeceutical skin care range is also available. All clients are offered an initial noobligation consultation and full assessment at no charge in order to tailor treatments to your individual wishes. With a Face Value treatment, everyone will notice, but no-one will know! 110 Papanui Road 03 363 8810 info@facevalue.co.nz facevalue.co.nz

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FASHION & WELLBEING

TRUE GRIT

HEADSPACE

Kitomba and NZARH Salon of the Year 2016! True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Visit True Grit’s exquisite multi-award-winning salon and experience the creative professionalism of their dynamic team of Masters, Style Directors & New Generation Stylists! Now offering natural mineral Young Blood make-up. Choose from the stunning ‘Party Hair’ menu and ensure you leave feeling absolutely fabulous! 87 Manchester Street 03 377 7889 truegrit.co.nz

Headspace is a long-established and contemporary inner city hair salon offering a full range of professional services within a stylish and sophisticated environment. Clients enjoy a comfortable atmosphere, surrounded by beautifully appointed decor. Every effort is made to make clients feel as relaxed as possible, resulting in a wonderful experience that’s still very affordable. 7/245 St Asaph Street 03 366 1896 headspacehair.co.nz

MERIVALE’S HAIR & BEAUTY

CONVERGE HAIR LOUNGE

“I just want to be wonderful”; I just want to be seen at Merivale’s Hair and Beauty. It’s a luxurious space with a hip environment that inspires and caters to its clientele, making them feel special and pampered. The spacious salon has a unique, contemporary and minimalist design that is flooded with natural light, offering a warm, intimate feel. Be attended to by inspirational and experienced stylists who will cater to your every whim. 186 Papanui Road 03 355 5713 merivales.co.nz

Visit Converge’s swanky hair salon right in the heart of the CBD. Their industrial chic space is unique with its mezzanine floor and outstanding quality hair artists. Enjoy a refreshing beverage, sit back, relax, and enjoy being in the safest of hands with a stylist you can trust. You won’t leave feeling the same way you came in, and your hair will love you for it! Pop in or book online through their website or Facebook page. 5/77 Tuam Street 03 365 4162 convergehair.co.nz

HAIR/MAKE-UP | CENTRAL CITY

HAIR | CENTRAL CITY

HAIR | MERIVALE

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LOTUS AT SIAM THAI DAY SPA HEALTH/BEAUTY | CASHMERE

Surrounded by the multi award-winning Swan Lake Gardens, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa offers exquisite pampering with exceptional service to match. Their spa is a world-class, luxurious private destination, allowing you to truly escape the pressure of everyday life into a tranquil world of pampering and relaxation. Their qualified Thai therapists are dedicated to delivering a holistic and rejuvenating experience; their combined experience of more than 65 years means you know you are in expert hands. Their luxuriously appointed couple’s rooms provide a complete escape from life’s pressures. They’re open from 9am till late, seven days a week; visit in the evening and enjoy their couple’s pampering. One of their most popular treatments – the wonderful Restore the Romance – includes a decadent spa bath and soothing 90-minute Aromatherapy Massage: what a way to finish your day together! For Spring, get your skin ready for the social season with an ELEMIS Body Scrub and Massage. This luxurious body treatment stimulates cell renewal, exfoliates, increases circulation, and transforms the look of your skin! Enjoy a decadent 45-minute ELEMIS Salt Glow Body Scrub and a 15-minute shower. Complete your treatment with a soothing 60-minute Massage with ELEMIS massage oils. Treat yourself, your loved one and your skin! If you’re after the perfect gift for that special someone, treat them to world-class treatments with a Lotus gift voucher for that special occasion. They also offer decadent Elemis facials, soothing massage therapy, group and corporate pampering and full day spa treatments. Visit www.lotusspa.co.nz or call today to experience the ultimate in pampering, and let them help you truly relax. 9 Ernlea Terrace 03 980 5400 lotusspa.co.nz

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ON POINTE BARRE & WELLNESS

IRON HOOD FITNESS

Business partners Lyndal Woodham (Bootybarre Master Trainer) and Katrina Buchanan (Clinical Nutritionist and Bootybarre Instructor) offer the full package of health and fitness. Their beautiful barre studio is the first of its kind in the city. Bootybarre is a fun fusion workout combining techniques of dance, pilates and yoga. A variety of styles are offered to suit all ages and fitness levels. Get in touch to determine the best class for you. Unit 10, 21 Bealey Avenue 027 277 3460 onpointenz.com

Iron Hood Fitness is a 24/7 gym located in Christchurch. They have a range of the latest Hammer Strength and Life Fitness gear, the highest quality brands on the market. They strive for a high quality gym that offers a comfortable environment for their members. Enjoy complimentary bath towels and their in-house protein smoothie bar. Membership is $25 per week, no joining fees or contracts! Please enquire for corporate packages. 63 Manchester Street 03 366 6791 ironhoodfitness.co.nz

FITNESS | MERIVALE

GYM | CENTRAL CITY

ALTITUDE POLE & FITNESS STUDIO FITNESS | PHILLIPSTOWN

Altitude Pole, owned by world renowned pole dancer Karry Summers, believe that fitness should be fun, empowering and social. With over 50 classes offered a week in everything from pole dancing, aerial silks and hoop to stretch, dance, acro, TWERKFitŽ and ZUU fitness, they’ve got fun covered! Make gains in strength, fitness, flexibility and coordination and get to know yourself and others as you learn from the best. 491 St Asaph Street 02 CHCH POLE altitudepole.co.nz

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HOME & LIFESTYLE

Combining two hot interior design trends, the style gurus at McKenzie & Willis seamlessly blend the New York loft cool of industrial styling with elements of nature to create a calming and funky space. Juxtaposing the raw and refined sees Pure Home’s Parson Dining Table and Halo’s Iron Oak Shelves softened c/o flourishes of nature – a stunning plant wall and Unique’s Indochine vibrant leaf print curtains. mckenzieandwillis.co.nz


Urban Scapes

we still see plenty of vacant land in Christchurch’s CBD; however, the new and upcoming urban spaces will serve as a catalyst for additional economic activity that will support a successful downtown. Some of our new pieces in the urban landscape puzzle include: The Terraces, part of the Avon River Precinct, is an ongoing project combining improvements in the river’s ecology with high quality paving, seating and artwork. New sustainable design features such as rain gardens are integrated into the streetscape stormwater design, while theatrical lighting design contributes to a safe, engaging space at night. This popular spot will only get better when Antony Gough’s new hospitality strip opens up later this summer.

Cityscape explores the central city’s public space regeneration and changing urban form with Canopy Landscape Architects’ Gabe Ross and Paul Roper-Gee.

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ne of the key features of the ‘Blueprint’ for the CBD rebuild was the proposed framework of new public urban spaces – a network of laneways, courtyards and a greater focus on the Avon River/ Ōtākaro as Christchurch’s waterfront. Five years on we are starting to see these spaces completed, with more currently under construction and expected to open in the coming months. The full rebuild of our city is going to be a ‘long game’, but we can steadily see the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle starting to form the complete picture. When you look at great cities around the world, the quality of their public spaces is a key component of their success. An authentic, attractive and people-friendly ‘public realm’ attracts more visitors, which in turn attracts business and private investment. At the moment

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BNZ Centre Jason Mann Photography Sheppard & Rout


Urban Scapes HOME & LIFESTYLE Vanguard Square Jason Mann Photography Jasmax and walkspace

Pieces of the Blueprint’s South Frame are now complete, including the recently opened Mollett Street Greenway and Vanguard Square, which is tucked in between Dux Central and the Vodafone InnoV8 building. These spaces incorporate exciting planting, art, sculpture and custom lighting to create a series of gathering spaces for urban dwellers. New and old stories are being expressed through design elements, reflecting the broader story of Ōtautahi/Christchurch, including mana whenua and European settler narratives. The Margaret Mahy Family Playground, a firm favourite for all ages, is richly-detailed with a great variety of play features. The playground delights children and adults who visit from sun up to sundown – and on into the evening. Private developments including the BNZ Centre, The Crossing and the King Edward Barracks site feature laneways and internal plazas sheltered from the wind. These provide a diverse range of pedestrian-friendly places and spaces to explore, shop and socialise. Upcoming projects to look forward to include the East Frame Linear Park, more of the Avon River Precinct, a rejuvenated Victoria Square and new concepts for Cathedral Square, and many exciting private developments. The budding central city landscape is set to make Christchurch known not just as the Garden City, but also for its rich tapestry of urban places and spaces to live, work, move and socialise. canopy.co.nz

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BNZ Centre Jason Mann Photography Sheppard & Rout

Vanguard Square Jason Mann Photography Jasmax and walkspace


HOT PROPERTY With Mary Turnbull

RENOVATION TIPS TO BOOST YOUR HOME’S VALUE BEFORE SELLING

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hether you’re handy around the house or need to rely on professionals, there are numerous ways you can add value to your property prior to listing it on the market to ensure you get the best price. For quick fixes and a general tidy, touch up the paint around doors, frames and windowsills (both inside and out). Outdated or cheap-looking light fittings, including hanging lights with paper

shades (and in some instances just the bare bulbs) can inexpensively be replaced with often great results. In the kitchen sometimes all that’s needed is to switch out cupboard handles for a fresh look; however, if the bench-top has seen better days, it’s amazing the difference a new one can make. Likewise, a scuffed up hob can be off-putting but is easily replaced – potential buyers fall in love with kitchens, so you want to make yours as appealing as

possible. In the bathroom it can be as simple as replacing grout and repairing chips in the bathtub and sink, along with applying a new coat of paint to refresh the space; if a more extreme makeover is required though, consider upgrades for the taps and shower unit. When it comes to flooring, keep in mind that the floor is going to be one of the first things prospective buyers are going to look at. In most instances you’ll be able to get away with a commercial clean of carpets, but if it’s looking threadbare you’ll definitely want to invest in some new carpet. It can totally transform a house and is a lot cheaper than people think – I always recommend getting a quote. Shabby tiles and worn vinyl should also be replaced, while damaged wooden floors can be sanded back to reveal a new surface. With open-plan living becoming more popular, consider professionally removing nonstructural walls to open up living areas and totally transform your house. Outside, look to replace or repaint/stain timber decks, tidy up, and stain or paint raw timber fences (or those in unappealing colours) to complete the aesthetic. maryturnbull.harcourts.co.nz

FIND SOME DRIVE Offering the city some of the world’s finest automobiles for a decade now, Armstrong Prestige is the South Island’s premier Mercedes-Benz dealership. Whatever your vehicular needs, there’s something either brand new or pre-owned in their impressive stable to suit, and the outstanding customer service they pride themselves on providing doesn’t just stop when you drive away from their Detroit Place showroom in that fancy new machine of yours. Complimentary scheduled servicing is included on all new vehicle purchases, and their friendly, knowledgeable team are always on hand to keep your motoring investment customised to your own specifications and in top shape, running exactly as smoothly as all that precision German engineering should dictate – a fact that’s clearly been recognised in their multiple gongs as MercedesBenz Dealership of the Year. mbchristchurch.co.nz

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Home Styling HOME & LIFESTYLE

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5 Pair of French 1940s lights (RRP $1,100) from Haunt 6 Reuben Paterson’s Blessing, 2014 framed (RRP $3,400) from The Central 7 Rosewood and Steel Armchair by Gastone Rinaldi (RRP $2,650) from Mr Mod 8 LG CommercialGrade TV Panel 98” (POA) from Harvey Norman Commercial 9 Saint Tropez Superlounger (RRP $1,995) from Jardin 10 Ethnicraft Stonecut Sideboard (RRP $2,495) from McKenzie & Willis

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FASHION HOUSES

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s architects we are always a little hesitant to associate architecture with fashion, as, unlike fashion, architecture should be timeless, and not based on vogue or fad. The term ‘on trend’ is one that resonates in the ear of an architect like fingernails on a blackboard, as it implies an idea-less-permanent. With this said, and whether we like it or not, the relationship between architecture and fashion is far more relevant than we may think. In the purest sense both are based on structure, shape and beautifying basic necessities – i.e. clothing and shelter. Both are heavily influenced by climate, culture and individual identity, and both can also illustrate a balance between necessity and luxury. International movements in architecture and fashion have often been influenced by one another, and some of these influences are more clearly illustrated than others. Art Deco, for example, demonstrates a period when architecture, clothing, jewellery and furniture were very much aligned with one another. With such a

Cityscape catches up with CoLab Architecture’s Tobin Smith and Blair Paterson to discuss the relationship between fashion and architecture.

strong and easily identifiable aesthetic, the timelessness of the architecture can be subject to a similar lifespan as the fashion. As we’ve found our design feet in New Zealand, we have evolved a style of architecture that is unique to our local context and climate, somewhat free of outside influences. Materiality, sustainability and contextual sensibility take precedence over simply mimicking worldwide movements in trend. This considered architectural language is translating through our interior spaces to the textiles and furnishings being used. Furniture designers are aligning with this ethos of creating pieces that express a quality of thought and production and celebrate relevant tones and materials. The architecture within our own practice tends to be intentionally simple. We are drawn to forms that are strong and rational, free of unnecessary detail or stylistic complexity. Our colour palettes tend to follow these same basic principles – black, white and

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natural material tones. These principles translate to the fixtures and furnishings we are also drawn to. For us, good design pieces should sit in harmony with one another, irrespective of age or style. Quality pieces, like good architecture, should never date. Fortunately we have a wealth of local designers and suppliers that can aid these selections. Supporting New Zealand design is important in our work and tends to influence the furnishing suggestions we put forward. One of our favorite brands that features in a number of our projects is Nonn, designed by Cameron Foggo, son of Belle Interiors’ Colin and Marj Foggo. Cameron’s designs express contemporary ideas based around timeless forms that complement our architecture. Having a local supplier in Belle Interiors means that each piece can be specifically customised to suit each project in its scale and material selection, giving people the opportunity to complement their interiors or perhaps express their own personality if they’re more daring. colabarch.co.nz


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HOME FRONT What’s hot for the home.

ADD SOME SCANDINAVIAN COOL TO YOUR NEXT DINNER PARTY WITH THE BOLD DESIGNS OF THIS KUKAT LINEN TABLECLOTH (RRP $285) FROM NORDIC CHILL.

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Epic Bloc’s tapware-viathe-catwalk from Edward Gibbon boasts designer looks and architectural lines with luxe, metallic colours, letting you create the ultimate style statement. edwardgibbon.co.nz


Home Front HOME & LIFESTYLE

No luxury home is complete without a Molteni stove (POA) from Harvey Norman Commercial. The go-to choice for the world’s top chefs, this legendary bespoke kitchen cookware range is crafted and assembled according to each chef ’s (or home chef ’s) specific needs, ensuring no two stoves are the same.

Bring some French chic to your home with these Louis XVI-style armchairs (RRP $3,800 for the pair) from Haunt. Très bien!

The last word in safari lux, Trenzseater’s Pavilion Ottoman brings the bold stripes of the Serengeti indoors, complete with floating feet.

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LIGHT UP YOUR LOUNGE WITH THE TOM DIXON MELT STAND CHANDELIER (POA) FROM KS LIGHTING.


HOME & LIFESTYLE

MOFFATT’S FLOWER COMPANY

CHARMING DUTY FREE

Moffatt’s has been supplying flowers for over 30 years. Their shop is nestled between the greenhouses where their beautiful roses are cut daily, and they also stock an extensive range of cut flowers – lilies, peonies, freesias, orchids and gerberas to name but a few – as well as a large range of gifts and plants. Their florists create stunning bouquets for any price range or occasion, and can deliver your bouquet overnight New Zealand-wide. 1 Candys Road 03 322 7975 moffatts.co.nz

Charming Duty Free is now offering a carefully selected range of New Zealand’s finest wine. They stock exceptional wines proudly made locally. Their amazingly huge product selection can meet all your shopping needs; make them a one-stop shop for gifts and souvenirs. Duty free services available as well! Discover something delightful – there’s something for everyone! Shop 1B, 376 Riccarton Road 03 343 6188 charmingsouvenirsnz.co.nz

NORDIC CHILL

THE MOHAIR STORE

Shop icy-cool Scandinavian style in furniture and homeware, including 100% NZ wool blankets and wool slippers (made in Scandinavia) and the IKEA range. Discover the cool design style that’s red hot worldwide. The Colombo 021 595 499 nordicchill.co.nz

Experience the warmth-without-weight feeling that luxurious New Zealand-made Mohair and Alpaca throws provide. Snuggle up in the new Alpaca scarf range, keep warm with Possum/Merino Ponchos, or treat your feet to the famous LifeSocks. If you love New Zealandmade natural fibres, then you will be spoilt for choice at The Mohair Store. Use their local’s discount code, ‘Goat’, to shop online at their in-store special prices. 140 Colombo Street 03 943 1639 themohairstore.co.nz

FLORIST | HALSWELL

GIFTS/SOUVENIRS | UPPER RICCARTON

FURNITURE/HOMEWARE | SYDENHAM

FASHION | BECKENHAM

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HOME & LIFESTYLE

CORSO MERIVALE

FROGMORE

Corso Merivale is a boutique homeware lifestyle store hosting a stylish range of designer homewares from around the world. With a distinct European tone, collections include ceramics, glassware, homeware, linen, furniture, luxury gifts and clothing. Located in the heart of the Merivale shopping precinct, Corso Merivale is a true destination store that never fails to exceed expectations of the discerning. 143 Aikmans Road 03 355 4228 corsomerivale.nz

At Frogmore you will find an extensive range of exquisite gifts, homeware, and fashion accessories. From the smallest gift to a gorgeous piece for your home, they have something for everyone. Cosy up your home with special pieces – a rug, throw, lamp, or artwork. Treat yourself to a colourful scarf or a beautiful piece of jewellery from an extensive range. Come in and browse for that something special! 176A Papanui Road 03 356 1997 frogmore.co.nz

ECO FRAME AND MIRROR

HAUNT

Eco Frame and Mirror offer a full site fitting service for all artwork, mirrors, sculpture or furniture. In home or office – including art placement. Eco also offer a full, in-house custom picture and mirror framing service. Quake-safe hanging for homeowners, interior designers, hospitality operators and office fit outs. 394 Colombo Street 03 377 0223 info@frameandmirror.co.nz frameandmirror.co.nz

Discreetly hidden in an old timber floored workshop, Haunt showcases an enthralling array of European antique furniture and objects. Their collection is carefully curated to reflect modern decorative trends and is an exciting resource from which to create individual interiors that are inimitable, beautiful and utterly compelling. Open every Sat 11am – 4pm and by appointment during the week at a time to suit you. 80 Coleridge Street 021 328 896 haunt.co.nz

HOMEWARE | MERIVALE

HOMEWARE/GIFTS | MERIVALE

ANTIQUES FOR THE MODERN INTERIOR | SYDENHAM

INTERIORS | SYDENHAM

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TRAVEL

Design Hotels™ Casa Malca, once the hideout of infamous Medellin Cartel cocaine baron Pablo Escobar, is now one of the world’s hottest art hotels – see page 116.


The Bucket List TRAVEL

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Cityscape hits the road with our resident Stig on a high-end European automotive jaunt worthy of its own chapter in the Boy’s Own Annual.

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on Simons casually pulling on his helmet as we crawl out from under the barrier is the last time the big Nissan GTR seems to be entirely comfortable with what the pro racing legend and Porsche and Ferrari test driver is subjecting it to. I’m riding shotgun and Simons is tearing the world’s most formidable racing circuit, the Nürburgring Nordschleife (AKA Green Hell), a new one. As bucket list tick-offs go, it’s a biggie. Squealing tyres, expertly gathered up slides and brutal early accelerations out of every corner give us a masterclass in car control, as well as a tour-de-force highlights reel of Nissan’s wonder car. What a track! Anything other than complete

commitment sees you shedding valuable lap time, and after experiencing it in all its brutal glory alongside Simons, I can see why manufacturers regard a Nürburgring lap time as such a badge of honour. The former GP track was famously excluded from the F1 championship in 1977 for being too dangerous (it has a body count of over 200), and its 20.8 kilometres through the Eifel forest is both beautiful and deadly, with little in the way of run off even now; this makes the late Stefan Bellof’s fastest ever lap of 6 minutes and 11 seconds, set in 1983, an abject lesson in bravery. Still used for endurance and GT3 racing today, the ‘Ring is open at selected times to the general public, and when we

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“... brutal early accelerations out of every corner give us a masterclass in car control ...” fronted up the VLN (German endurance championship) race was in progress. And while I had seen plenty of YouTube laps, actually viewing the elevation changes and the narrowness of the section of the track from our viewing position made Bathurst seem flat and expansive. In an ideal world, I would have been behind the wheel; given the complexity of the track and our lack of time though, the prospect of explaining to Europcar how our diesel Golf came to a sticky end was very unappealing. Instead we take the Golf back to Hotel am Tiergarten. Crammed with racing memorabilia, it’s owned by the parents of race car driver and sometimes Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz, and has been the perfect base from which to plan our Nürburgring experience.

As a self-confessed enthusiast of all things automotive, my bucket list incorporates a fair number of car and motorsport experiences and, along with a mate (to make things properly epic, these things are always best embarked on with a mate!), I managed to tick several more off on this trip. We had hit the road in Florence, picking up our supposed-to-be-Fiat 500 (are they ever what you ordered?), and headed north to Bologna and on to Modena. About now you’re probably thinking Ferrari, but we were headed to a masterful workshop of carbon fibre and beautiful automotive works of art, Horacio Pagani’s factory complex. Pagani hand-builds hugely expensive supercars. Bespoke and made from the latest materials and technologies, their cars are both a glimpse into how the Italian artisans of yesteryear might have worked, and how a US$1.5m price tag is justified (kind of). From there it was onto Ferrari; however, German politician Angela Merkel’s visit on the day we had intended to check in threw a proverbial spanner. But it all worked out alright when we deviated to Sant Agata’s Lamborghini Museum and clapped eyes on what is one of the most beautiful cars ever made – the Lamborghini Miura. Conveniently, the Italian sports car makers are all clustered together, making a trip easily achievable in one or two days either on tour, or independently. The Italian highlight? Pagani.

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Our Italian journey, however, was just a teaser for the real event – Germany! While our wives headed south to the Amalfi Coast, we flew to Munich. The German car museums are famous the world over for charting our love affair with their automobiles, with each manufacturer putting their unique mark on their presentation. BMW, in Munich, is very much about the brand and their evolution, including a very open (if not often favourable) section dedicated to the war years and their contribution.


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7 8 In Stuttgart Porsche are all about innovation, engineering and their motorsport success. And with a staggering number of fabulous and significant motorsport cars on display, we were left wide-eyed and open-mouthed. From 917ks to 911 RSRs through to epic Rothmans-liveried Le Mans 956s, they were all there and looked immaculate. The German high point though, without a doubt, is the Mercedes Benz Museum (also in Stuttgart), a futuristic space where, over nine levels, you can track the continuous

timeline of more than 130 years of automotive history, starting in 1886 and through to the present day and into the future – a must see! What’s more, the buildings the museums occupy are architectural masterpieces in their own right, with each subsequent museum building trying to upstage the last. From here, it was on to Green Hell, where our experience on the ‘Ring served to perfectly finish off a trip that by any measure had been a car enthusiast’s dream.

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1 – Ron Simons' Nissan GTR on the Nürburgring Nordschleife Image: RSRNurburg 2 – Ron trackside Image: RSRNurburg 3 – The Green Hell Image: Robert Kah 4 & 5 – Nine levels of history at the Mercedes Museum Image: © Daimler AG 6 – Pagani Museum showpiece 7 – Lamborghini Museum Image: Lamborghini 8 – Porsche Museum Image: Porsche


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EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE

GUCCI GG SUPREME This Italian-made masterpiece is as much a fashion statement as it is an essential travel item, and features low-environmental impact GG Supreme canvas.

BLUE BAYOU Located in the geothermal heart of travel hot spot, Iceland, the Blue Lagoon’s white-steam-enveloped turquoise waters are one of travel’s most Instagram-able sights. Just don’t forget to cover your face in the famed, mineral-rich white silica mud when you head in for a dip! bluelagoon.com

PLANNING A DOMESTIC SOJOURN? HIT UP THE LEGENDS AT WHATSHOTNEWZEALAND.COM TO PLAN THE ULTIMATE KIWI ADVENTURE.

CARRY ON Travel essentials we’re coveting.

LOUIS VUITTON HORIZON 55 The luxury brand teamed up with iconic designer Marc Newson to redefine lux luggage. The result is both über stylish and functional due to its completely flat interior.

Take watching movies on your iPad into the stylish stratosphere with the Belkin Cinema Leather Folio Case. Listen to your favourite jams in super silence (do your worst, kid in 16C!) or tailor to your environment through ambient sound mode; Sony’s MDR-1000X (RRP $699.95) headphones are the last word in noise cancelling. They’re Bluetooth and NFC enabled, and allow you to swipe and tap the gesture panel to stop, play, skip tracks and adjust volume for up to 20 hours on a single charge!

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GHURKA EXPRESS NO.2 The first bag in the Ghurka line, this weekender exudes travel sophistication, and is timelessly chic – it’s been a jet-set fave for more than 40 years.

Gather your wine-lovin’ party posse and head north for the epic food and wine festival that is Toast Martinborough on November 19. Discover top drops, primo eats and killer beats as you amble between Wairarapa’s boutique vineyards. toastmartinborough.co.nz

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Image: Blue Lagoon Iceland

Cityscape tracks down three of the finest carry-on lux luggage options.


Travel 101: Leading The Pack Since clothing takes up the most real estate in your luggage, you want to get it right. Pack multi-tasking items that can be worn repeatedly, are easily laundered, don’t require ironing and can mix and match, allowing you to bust out different looks – think neutral colours which can easily oscillate between casual and suave.

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TAKE ME THERE: CENTRAL Coming fifth on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Central in Lima is not a traditional Peruvian dining experience. However, if cutting-edge gourmet creations that transform rare and super-fresh local ingredients into heavenly edible art is your thing, you’ll want to add this global foodie hot spot, helmed by husband and wife duo Virgilio Martinez and Pia León, to the top of your bucket list. An exploration of Peru’s biodiversity, the Mater Elevations degustation takes your taste buds on a gastronomic journey that starts 10 metres below sea level and ascends to 3,700 metres above it across 17 courses; you’ll traverse such culinary curiosities as Waters of Nanay (featuring piranhas!), High Jungle, Humid Green, and Medicinals and Plant Dyes. Be warned, though; reservations need to be made several weeks – and often months – in advance. Good news: you’ve got plenty of time to book those flights! centralrestaurante.com.pe

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Casa Escobar

Narcos fans rejoice – you too can walk in the footsteps of notorious Colombian drug lord/80s cocaine magnate Pablo Escobar, and in one of his former oceanfront mansions, no less. Turned out by New York gallerist Lio Malca, Design Hotels™ Casa Malca has become one of Mexico’s hottest high-end destinations since the brutal TV series based on the head of the Medellin Cartel aired. In the transformation of the former cocaine king’s beachfront hideout in Tulum into a ritzy five star boutique art hotel adorned with contemporary works from the likes of KAWS, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Malca has, like the mansion’s previous owner, spared no expense; the lavish digs are kitted out with Egyptian cotton linens, rainfall showers and locally-made artisanal products. The once-abandoned hideout, appropriately featuring bulletproof walls and tunnel, has been expanded into a 35-room resort featuring three swimming pools – one of which is underground(!) – rotates art from Malca’s own collection, and features stunning gourmet fare that showcases local ingredients. The Instagram-worthy escape also features hammocks in the Caribbean Sea-facing rooms, perfect for sacking out with a book and cocktail – or keeping lookout for the coastguard. designhotels.com

EVENTS WORTH TRAVELLING FOR

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

OKTOBERFEST

THE DAY OF THE DEAD

Where: New York City, USA When: 7 – 13 September

Where: Munich, Germany When: 16 September – 3 October

Where: Mexico City, Mexico When: 31 October – 2 November

No longer quite a week, this epic fashionista fest sees Tom Ford showing his Spring 2018 collection on opening day and popstar Rihanna showing her Fenty Puma by Rihanna for the first time at NYFW in September.

A beer lover’s nirvana, Oktoberfest is the world’s most famous beer fest, attracting more than 6 million revellers each year. Even more litres of beer are guzzled between tackling traditional eats and hitting the amusement rides.

The 3,000-year-old ritual Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of the lives of deceased loved ones and the joy of life via dancing with effigies of the dead, mass sugar skull consumption, and the famous Catrina face painting.

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ADVENTURE ISLAND Images: Bamba Sourang, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority & The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

Adrenaline and luxury go hand in hand on the rainbow island nation of Mauritius.

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n the few moments it takes to navigate the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport car park, our driver covers a potted history of his remarkable island home before tackling our numerous no doubt frequentlyasked questions (including the national drink – Phoenix Beer: “So delicious, so Mauritius”). Fields of sugar cane (much of it harvested by hand), pineapples, tea (also hand-picked) and ginger make way for the busy streets of the French-influenced capital Port Louis as we head for our destination. Port Louis offers colourful local markets, exclusive shopping, hip nightlife and avant-garde dining; it’s a fascinating insight into the melting pot of Mauritian life. Benefiting from an exotic blend of Indian, African, Chinese and European heritages, Mauritius reflects a microcosm of world cultures. Indeed, there are few places in the world where you’ll find churches, pagodas, temples and mosques harmoniously

coexisting within walking distance of each other. In little over an hour, having driven diagonally across the 1,865-square-kilometre island from the airport in the south-east to the north-west, we arrive at waterfront lux of The Westin Mauritius Turtle Bay Resort & Spa in time for cocktails at sunset. We start the next day flying through forest canopies on zip lines across impossibly lush and 165-metres-deep canyons split by snaking rivers in the wildlife haven of Yemen Reserve with Casela World of Adventures, a leading operator in the booming eco-adventure tourism sector on the coveted tropical island paradise – they also offer walking with lions and safari by Segway. We then head way off the beaten track with a 4WD tour, our four-wheel drive leapfroging up a steep incline on the Moka Range, where corrugations and potholes outnumber intact surface area in a lunar landscape. The resulting ride elicits peals of laughter and a Blair Witch Project-style home movie

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from the honeymooning Estonians riding in the back. At the summit we’re rewarded with postcard panoramas of tangled jungle tumbling toward palm-fringed white sands and glassy turquoise lagoons, which are flanked by near 360-degree coral reefs. Drinking in paradise found before enjoying a traditional Mauritian lunch at the water’s edge in Telfair Garden on the south coast, we round out the day discovering the wave-carved Natural Bridge and snorkelling among extensive coral gardens and their neon-lit inhabitants. I lower my heart rate with a glacial national drink, stretched out in preparation for sunset at Turtle Bay Resort, where traditional local architecture meets ocean-front opulence. Epitomising the uber-lux lifestyle synonymous with a Mauritian escape, the resort’s thatch-roofed tranquillity perfectly balances the day’s activities. Adventure and relaxation; it’s the best of both worlds on one island.


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Appropriately bursting with life for spring, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky 5 programme on September 16 at Charles Luney Auditorium lines up some poignant Elgar (Sospiri op. 70), a serving of lyrical Barber (Concerto for Violin op. 14) and the eponymous bit of Russian drama from ol’ Pyotr Ilyich himself: Symphony No. 5 op. 64 E minor, a grandiose, unapologetically romantic work with a special place in the orchestral repertoire. The orchestra is joined for the first time by British guest artist and rising star Tamsin Waley-Cohen; this is yet another Masterworks concert from the CSO earning the name in every sense. cso.co.nz

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WHAT’S ON

Pianomania

The Lorde Cometh

Lorde’s much-anticipated, long-awaited sophomore album Melodrama has taken the world by storm – duh – and she’s in hot demand all over the world, but isn’t forgetting her roots; the Melodrama World Tour rolls down the country in November. She’ll be hitting some iconic New Zealand venues, including our own Isaac Theatre Royal on both November 8 and 9, which will be two of the biggest gigs of the year for the lucky few– if you haven’t got your ticket sorted out yet, you’re all out of luck, as both gigs sold out in about three seconds flat. How are those begging or thievery skills of yours? lorde.co.nz

Image: Lonnie Hutchinson, Tanamonkey, 2017.

PAPERS, PLEASE In-the-know art enthusiasts will be eagerly awaiting Lonnie Hutchinson’s new month-long solo show opening at The Central on September 28. The exhibition will feature new works including building paper drops, free standing floor work, a suspended piece, and other works on paper alongside some of the back catalogue of the increasingly prominent artist. Recently creating the shaped metal ‘feather’ cladding on the south side of Christchurch’s new Justice Department precinct to considerable acclaim, Hutchinson is renowned for using black building paper in strikingly beautiful ways that reflect her Pacific background. thecentral.co.nz

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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are joined by one of the world’s most successful pianists, London native Freddy Kempf (who made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 8!), for a big night on the keys on September 20 at the Air Force Museum. With a concert programme that will showcase Handel, Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov and Gershwin, we’re in for a mini history of the finest works for piano over the last 300 years. nzso.co.nz


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Local Talent

Ngāi Tahu artists take centre stage in CoCA’s major spring exhibition, Paemanu: Ka Nohoaka Toi – Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence (8 September – 26 November). Curated by senior artists of the Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts Trust, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the history of Ngāi Tahu visual expression that travels from pre-colonial Māori rock art to the present day. The exhibition will inspire with site-specific works, large-scale projections, and sculptural interventions that explore whakapapa (lineage) and wairua (spirit), and celebrates contemporary Ngāi Tahu visual art. Participating artists include many of New Zealand art’s biggest names, including Ross Hemera, Areta Wilkinson, Simon Kaan, Lonnie Hutchinson, Peter Robinson, Neil Pardington, and many more established and emerging Ngāi Tahu artists from Aotearoa and around the world. As always, CoCA will also host an associated public events programme that’s perfect for those who want to dive in deeper. coca.org.nz

ALL NIGHT LONG Musical superstar Lionel Richie is headed our way (with support act Chic featuring Nile Rodgers ) on October 19 – it may be hard to dance on the (pretty high) ceiling of Horncastle Arena, but please, don’t let us stop you trying! lionelrichie.com

GIDDY UP

Christchurch’s very own Spring carnival of racing, fashion, and parties is back for another year, with Cup & Show Week 2017 (off and) running from November 11 – 18 this year. Check out the website for a full of list events citywide – champagne for breakfast, anyone? nzcupandshow.co.nz

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Photo: Rachael Rakena

Blown Away

Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2017 season concludes with fun, fire and flair when the energetic and flamboyant Imani Winds ensemble plays the Isaac Theatre Royal on October 10. The traditional combines with the fresh in a concert serving up Rimsky-Korsakov, Piazzolla and Ravel as well as lesser-known Latin composers and a new work by Kiwi Natalie Hunt. chambermusic.co.nz


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CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND CLASSICAL MUSIC

Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano present a formidable challenge to violinists and pianists. This September Michael Houstoun and Bella Hristova will perform all ten sonatas, over a three-day mini-festival. The season concludes in October with fun, fire and flair from the Imani Winds. This NYC ensemble fuses European, African, and Latin American musical traditions. Their programme reflects their commitment to the traditional and the new, ranging from Piazzolla and Ravel to flamboyant music by lesser-known Latin composers. See the 2018 Season reveal and celebrate with a glass of free bubbly! 0800 CONCERT (266 2378) chambermusic.co.nz

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CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL FESTIVAL The city’s own massive

biennial arts festival continues throughout the first half of September; see website for full programme details. Venues around the city, Until Sun 17 Sep, artsfestival.co.nz

THE CENTRAL: STILL LIFE GROUP SHOW EXHIBITION New observational

works from a range of artists. The Central, Until Sun 24 Sep, thecentral.co.nz

CMNZ: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL, MICHAEL HOUSTOUN & BELLA HRISTOVA LIVE MUSIC Renowned NZ pianist

Michael Houstoun is joined by violinist Bella Hristova for a mini-festival collaboration on Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano across three days. The Piano, Fri 1 – Sun 3 Sep, chambermusic.co.nz

CSO – BECA ARTIST SERIES: WOLFGANG EMANUEL SCHMIDT LIVE MUSIC Leading international

cellist Schmidt joins the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Schumann. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 2 Sep, cso.co.nz

NATIONAL THEATRESPORTS CHAMPS COMEDY The Court Jesters blow the

conch shell and assemble the best performers from every improv company in the country for a battle royale to determine a champion. The Court Theatre, Wed 6 – Sat 9 Sep, courttheatre.org.nz

HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! THEATRE Experience New Zealand’s

original and true great gay love story with this comedic, poignant and innovative theatrical work. The Court Theatre, Wed 6 Sep – Sat 14 Oct, courttheatre.org.nz

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TORUK - THE FIRST FLIGHT PERFORMANCE Cirque Du Soleil put

their own take on the highest grossing film of all time, transporting us to the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. Horncastle Arena, Fri 1 – Sun 10 Sep, cirquedusoleil.com/toruk

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SISTER ACT PERFORMANCE The always

overachieving Showbiz Canterbury line-up another of their entertaining musical productions, this time the recent Broadway favourite based on the Whoopi Goldberg film. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 8 – Sat 23 Sep, showbiz.org.nz

MIDNIGHT OIL LIVE MUSIC The veteran Aussie

rockers have teamed up once again for their mighty The Great Circle world tour; their Christchurch stop will hit Horncastle Arena for what is sure to be a nostalgic night of their parade of hits. Horncastle Arena, Mon 11 Sep, ticketek.co.nz

WWE LIVE SPORT/PERFORMANCE The lads and

lasses of the world’s biggest “sports entertainment” franchise clothesline and suplex their way through an arena spectacular. Horncastle Arena, Wed 13 Sep, wwe.com

CSO – LAMB & HAYWARD MASTERWORKS: TCHAIKOVSKY 5 LIVE MUSIC The musos hit us up

with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony as well as works from Elgar and Barber, joined by British violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen for her CSO debut. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 16 Sep, cso.co.nz

THEATRE The Court hosts Pasifika

THE DANDY WARHOLS

theatre company Tulou Productions for this story of one young Samoan man’s journey to find a balance between traditional and modern life. The Court Theatre, Fri 8 – Sat 16 Sep, courttheatre.org.nz

LIVE MUSIC The Portland alt-rockers

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that took the new millennium by storm crank out their big hits such as Bohemian Like You, Get Off, and We Used To Be Friends. The Foundry, Tue 19 Sep, eventfinda.co.nz

Photo: Jesse Faatz Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

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CoCA

GALLERY | CENTRAL CITY

This spring, Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art and Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts Trust present Paemanu: Ka Nohoaka Toi – Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence (8 September – 26 November). This exhibition takes visitors on the journey of Ngāi Tahu visual expression from rock art to the present day, and will inspire you with site-specific works, large-scale projections, and sculptural interventions. 66 Gloucester Street 03 366 7261 coca.org.nz

THE SCAPE PUBLIC ART SEASON 2017 EXHIBITION | CENTRAL CITY

New Zealand and internationally-renowned artists will indulge Christchurch with a feast of public artwork for six weeks between 7 Oct – 18 Nov. Popping up around the city, the artworks are linked via the SCAPE Public Art Walkway and connected by the theme Time in Space (territories and flow). Guided walks are available, or selfguide via maps located along the walkway or with the SCAPE app. Many free activities are also on offer. Check website for details: scapepublicart.org.nz

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

NZSO PRESENTS: PIANOMANIA WITH FREDDY KEMPF

THE CENTRAL: LONNIE HUTCHINSON

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

EXHIBITION New works from

THEATRE London’s Olivier

LIVE MUSIC The NZSO ropes in the

Auckland-based mixed media artist Lonnie Hutchinson. The Central, Thu 28 Sep – Thu 26 Oct, thecentral.co.nz

Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre brings its smash hit, so-funny-you’ll-hyperventilate comedy – described as “Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off” – to New Zealand for the first time. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 3 – Sun 8 Oct, theplaythatgoeswrong.co.nz

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acclaimed British musician Freddy Kempf as pianist and guest conductor for works by Handel, Mozart, Chopin, Gershwin and more in what will be a calendar highlight for classical fans. Air Force Museum, Wed 20 Sep, nzso.co.nz

THE EXTRAVAGANZA FAIR

stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, and unique to NZ tiny homes rolls into town for two big days of family-friendly fun. Richmond Playground, Sat 23/Sun 24 Sep, extravaganza.co.nz

THE BEST COMEDY SHOW ON EARTH

COMEDY The NZ Comedy Fest

presents this big ol’ comedy touring show featuring Rhys Mathewson, Eli Matthewson, Angella Dravid and more, with shows at 3:30pm and 7:30pm. The Piano, Sun 24 Sep, comedyfestival.co.nz

FAMILY The unique mix of market

SCAPE PUBLIC ART SEASON 2017 EXHIBITION An impressive

collection of works from New Zealand and international artists will be on display in this year’s SCAPE season, which will feature a public art walkway and robust events programme. See website for details. Central City, Sat 7 Oct – Sat 18 Nov, scapepublicart.org.nz

COMEDY Scotland’s overnight

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

comedy success and biggest comedy export makes his first ever visit to New Zealand, bringing the act that Billy Connolly has called “brilliant” to Horncastle Arena. Horncastle Arena, Sun 24 Sep, ticketek.co.nz

LIVE MUSIC The riotous music

collective that has lit up Youtube with their vintage twists on modern pop songs bring us their popular live show. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sun 1 Oct, wearenice.com.au

tour of the UK, the Kiwi rockers bring the tour bus here in October, dropping in to the Bedford to give us their hard-charging live set. The Bedford, Sat Oct 7, devilskin.co.nz

WILMA AND FRIENDS AT CHRISTOPHER’S CLASSICS

CULTUREFEST

LIVE IN LINCOLN – COMEDY NIGHT

KEVIN BRIDGES

LIVE MUSIC Former NZSO Concert

Master Wilma Smith is joined by distinguished Melbourne colleagues for works by Walton and Brahms and a new work by pianist Andrew Leathwick. The Piano, Tue 26 Sep, eventfinda.co.nz

FESTIVAL After a successful debut

last year, this cultural festival that celebrates the diverse Selwyn community is back for a second year of family-friendly cultural performances, arts, crafts, and take-part activities in Lincoln. Lincoln Event Centre, Sun 1 Oct, Find it on Facebook

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DEVILSKIN LIVE MUSIC Fresh from their 4th

COMEDY Catch some of the

country’s best comedians – Paul Ego, Ben Hurley, Gish, Michelle A’ Court and Jeremy Elwood – in action at this comedy gala night. Lincoln Events Centre, Sat 7 Oct, ticketek.co.nz


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SILVER FERNS VS. AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS SPORT Netball’s greatest rivalry

fires up again as the Silver Ferns take on the Aussies in the second test of the Constellation Cup. Horncastle Arena, Sun 8 Oct, ticketek.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH VEGAN EXPO EXPO Celebrate and discover more

about the vegetarian and vegan diet in the nation’s vegetarian capital with this big day of entertainment and food. Air Force Museum, Sun 8 Oct, vegetarianchristchurch.org.nz

CMNZ: IMANI WINDS LIVE MUSIC Chamber Music New

Zealand’s 2017 programme concludes with the fun and flair of the Imani Winds ensemble. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 10 Oct, chambermusic.co.nz

NZSO: TRAVELS IN ITALY LIVE MUSIC The NZSO’s Music

Director Emeritus, Maestro James Judd, acts as our guide on a grand musical tour of Italy, with Italian-inspired works from Berlioz, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky. Air Force Museum, Wed 11 Oct, nzso.co.nz

Moody Blues drops in for a night of his biggest hits and newer works. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 13 Oct, justinhayward.com

HEATH FRANKLIN’S CHOPPER: ALL KILLER COMEDY Heath Franklin drops in

with his comedy criminal for a one-night only highlights package of some of his best recent material. Aurora Centre, Fri 13 Oct, laughingstock.co.nz

CSO: ODE TO JOY LIVE MUSIC Chief Conductor

Benjamin Northey leads the CSO through perhaps the most famous piece for orchestra of all time, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Air Force Museum, Sat 14 Oct, cso.co.nz

SPORTS/FITNESS Leap, crawl and

clamber your way through the popular and challenging central city 5km obstacle course race. Hagley Park North, Sun 15 Oct, cbdstampede.co.nz

LIVE MUSIC The legendary

prog-rocker and voice behind The

performer and former Commodore brings his All The Hits tour down for a massive night at Horncastle Arena of, well, all the hits. Horncastle Arena, Thu 19 Oct, ticketek.co.nz

VENUS IN FUR THEATRE A frustrated playwright

looking to jump on the trend of all things kinky holds an audition for a mysterious siren; a provocative game of cat and mouse follows in this theatrical Pandora’s Box. The Court Theatre, Sat 21 Oct – Sat 11 Nov, courttheatre.org.nz

ORTON BRADLEY SPRING FAIR in Bank Peninsula’s much-loved Orton Bradley Park features live music throughout the day, activities for the kids (and grown-ups!), market stalls and plenty of delicious eats. Orton Bradley Park, Sun 22 Oct, ortonbradley.co.nz

THE SOUND OF MUSIC THEATRE The hills are alive with

you-know-what in this new touring production of the beloved musical that makes its way to us as part of a 20-stop national tour. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 21/Sun 22 Oct, ticketek.co.nz

THEATRE/PERFORMANCE Meet

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH JUSTIN HAYWARD

LIVE MUSIC The legendary

FAMILY This family-oriented fun day

CBD STAMPEDE

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN

EXTRAVAGANZA FAMILY Ferrymead goes large with

famous, infamous and dangerous figures from UK history in this West End production that uses songs, audience participation and facts in a fun approach to the nation’s often colourful history. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 11/Sat 14 Oct, isaactheatreroyal.co.nz

LIONEL RICHIE: ALL THE HITS

ALISON MOYET: THE OTHER TOUR LIVE MUSIC The UK pop legend

returns to these shores after an absence of 30 years to bang out her big line up of 80s hits, as well as her more recent efforts. Isaac Theatre Royal, Mon 16 Oct, ticketek.co.nz

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this big Labour weekend of slashed ticket prices, unlimited steam train, tram, 2-ft rail and double decker bus rides, free face painting, entertainment, food vendors, and fun for the kids. Ferrymead Heritage Park, Sun 22/ Mon 23 Oct, ferrymead.org.nz


NOV LIVE MUSIC The Edge brings us a

mini-music festival at Horncastle Arena that features Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Jonas Blue and more in a big day and night of pop. Horncastle Arena, Fri 3 Nov, kfcedgefest.co.nz

CSO PRESENTS: LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS LIVE MUSIC Prepare to mentally

revert New Zealand back to colony status for a night with the popular annual musical celebration of all things England – spiffing. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 4 Nov, cso.co.nz

LORDE: MELODRAMA

HORORATA HIGHLAND GAMES FAMILY/FESTIVAL The Southern

Hemisphere’s largest Scottish Festival is back for another year of caber tossing, tug o’ war, haggis, piping and Scottish heritage. Hororata Domain, Sat 11 Nov, hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

SCULPTURE ON THE PENINSULA 2017 EXHIBITON The largest sculpture

exhibition in the South Island is back for another year of showcasing many of the country’s finest sculptors. Loudon Farm, Teddington, Fri 10 – Sun 12 Nov, sculpturenz.co.nz

LIVE MUSIC The globe-conquering

CUP & SHOW WEEK 2017

Kiwi songstress makes a triumphant homeland tour off the back of her US Number 1-charting sophomore album Melodrama, with two big sold-out shows. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 8/Thu 9 Nov, lorde.co.nz

FESTIVAL The city’s annual spring

CSO – LAMB & HAYWARD MASTERWORKS: FOR THE COMMON MAN LIVE MUSIC The CSO is joined by

Australian-based pianist Simon Tedeschi for a selection of works from John Adams, Gershwin, and Aaron Copland. Air Force Museum, Sat 11 Nov, cso.co.nz

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party returns; expect a big week of racing, excitement, events, frocks, fascinators and general good times. See website for event and schedule details. Various venues, Sat 11 – Sat 18 Nov, nzcupandshow.co.nz

MARLON WILLIAMS LIVE MUSIC Fresh from touring

festivals in the States and Europe, Marlon Williams returns to his hometown with two intimate full band shows. Blue Smoke, Sun 12/Mon 13 Nov, marlonwilliams.co.nz

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

CIRKOPOLIS PERFORMANCE The critically

acclaimed circus extravaganza by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Éloize reaches us towards the end of a long, popular world tour. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 14 – Sun 19 Nov, cirque-eloize.com

CANTERBURY A&P SHOW EXPO Get your country on, CHCH

– the tractor demo-ing, candy-floss chomping, Clydesdale-clomping extravaganza is back for another year (how could it not be?). Canterbury Agricultural Park, Wed 15 – Fri 17 Nov, theshow.co.nz

UB40: THE HITS AND MORE LIVE MUSIC The UK’s most

successful reggae band is back in Aotearoa again for another blast after their highly successful New Zealand appearances in 2016. Horncastle Arena, Fri 17 Nov, mjrpresents.com

CHICAGO THEATRE Scandal, murder, celebrity

and all that jazz return in the Court’s summer production of one of the most famous musicals ever. The Court Theatre, Sat 25 Nov – Sat 20 Jan, courttheatre.org.nz

PAUL KELLY LIVE MUSIC The acclaimed

Australian singer-songwriter (a 10-time ARIA winner) rolls into town, with The Eastern. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 29 Nov, ticketek.co.nz

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THE RICCARTON MARKET MARKET | SOCKBURN

Riccarton Market is Canterbury’s most established, vibrant market. The market has over 200 stalls covering fresh fruit and veges, certified organic produce, flowers, plants, antiques, clothing, arts and crafts, books and much more. There’s something for everyone! The market also offers a food court, and features local talent on stage each week. 146 Racecourse Road 03 339 0011 Open: Sun 9am – 2pm riccartonmarket.co.nz

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THE LAST WORD

REGGAE KNIGHTS

Cityscape caught up with legendary British reggae band UB40’s resident film geek and drummer extraordinaire Jimmy Brown ahead of their November gig in the city.

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ow hard was it starting out as a reggae band back in the 80s? For UB40 it really wasn’t so hard. We had been playing for less than a year before our first album stormed the charts. In fact, it all happened a bit quick and we didn’t get time to catch our breath. We were very lucky to be in the right place with the right sound at the right time. What is your favourite activity outside of music? I’m a massive movie buff. If I don’t watch at least one movie a day I feel cheated. I also think of myself as a bit of a political pundit. UB40 supported Jeremy Corbyn during the last election. Politics in the UK is exciting right now. What albums have you got on high-rotation? I’m stuck in the 1990s at the moment. Old drum and bass and hip-hop – proper dad music! You’ve been together for almost 4 decades, how do you keep the magic alive on stage? The magic just happens. It’s the chemistry between band and audience. When we played our first gig we got a great response from the audience. That was over 40 years ago, and today the reaction is the same.

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How does it feel watching the audience sing along to your songs? Seeing thousands of people singing along to words and music you have written is the best feeling imaginable. Better than drugs! What have you got in store for your Christchurch gig? Our gigs will be covering 40 years of our music, dating all the way back to our first album [1980’s Signing Off], and we’ll be playing some very well-known hits along the way, as well as some brand new material. What’s your favourite song to perform when you’re touring? I always enjoy playing new music the most. Whichever the latest album is. What are you looking forward to doing while you’re here? We have many, many friends in New Zealand, so we will probably spend most of our time catching up. Does red red wine still make you feel so fine? Some of the guys in the band love their red wine. I’m more of a champagne and Irish whisky man myself! UB40 – The Hits & More Horncastle Arena, November 17 ticketek.co.nz


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