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CHRISTCHURCH CURATED | WINTER 18 A celebration of all things refined and covetable, our Winter luxury and home issue taps into the hottest trends in house, homewares and design, fashion and beauty, and rounds up the city’s finest drinking and dining spots, international spas of distinction and sets sail for the tropical waters of Tahiti.

CONTENTS Winter 18



Own This City 10 Editor's Picks What we love. 12 Word On The Street Tip offs, trends, and more. 20 Luxury Reclaimed We speak to TrĂŠology about bespoke pieces. 22 Winter Edit This season's essentials. 24 Best In Show The latest from Milan Design Week 2018.


26 The Mod Makeover mr mod, the ultimate midcentury maestro. 30 Turn Up The Heat Davinia Sutton on the latest kitchen trends. 34 The Luxury Of Space CoLab Architecture on the new lux.



38 The gourmand's guide to winter in the city. 39 Review More than desserts at Strawberry Fare. 42 Food Files Food trends, tips and treats. 44 The French Connection St Germain's Frederic Berhault. 45 Food & Drink Gourmet goodies, drinking and dining in the city.

12 Own This City

24 Best In Show

38 Feast

67 Fashion & Wellbeing

82 Home & Lifestyle

97 Travel

109 What's On

120 The Last Word



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Fashion & Wellbeing 67 Looking good, feeling good. 70 Fashion Forecast Hot new trends for Winter. 72 The Big Chill With Ballantyne's stylist Josie Pasane. 73 Fashion For The Boys Stylish looks for dapper lads. 76 The Good Life With Dr Libby.

Home & Lifestyle



82 Living well and great spaces. 83 Hot Property With Mary Turnbull. 84 Up Your Greenery Canopy Landscape Architects on green walls for the home. 86 Home Styling Ten things we're coveting this winter. 88 Home Front What's hot for the home. 94 Raise The (Home) Bar All you need to set one up.

Travel 97 Expand the mind. 98 Into The Blue Discover Tahiti's beautiful islands. 104 Destination Luxury The best spas money can buy.

What's On 109 The Christchurch hot list. 116 Gigs, Concerts & Events The city's hottest tickets. 120 The Last Word Vocal powerhouse Tami Neilson. C I TYSCA P E




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elcome to our Winter luxury and home issue. The best way to get to know a city is to write about it, and boy, do I have a job ahead of me! I cut my teeth in the publishing world in the hectic, buzzing metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, helming international fashion titles Seventeen and Marie Claire. When the opportunity came to take charge of the top interior design magazine in the country, Home & Décor, I took on that challenge head-on, engaging with the design community and its stakeholders. Through it all, I learned to know and love Kuala Lumpur. In the same way, I hope to bring my love for great content and the hunger and curiosity for this new city of mine, Christchurch, to the job. And it’s been an exciting ride, with the large shoes that our Group Editor Isaac Wilson has left for me to fill. This issue, we have gathered the best of the best in home design for you: the latest home, product and lifestyle trends from Milan Design Fair 2018 (p24), kitchen designer extraordinaire Davinia Sutton on the hottest ways to spruce up your kitchen this year (p30), awardwinning CoLab Architecture’s Blair Paterson and Tobin Smith on the new definition of luxury (p34), Canopy


Andrea Rickerby GROUP EDITOR

Isaac Wilson EDITOR

Elaine Dong

Landscape Architects’ Paul Roper-Gee and Gabe Ross on ingenious ways to green your space (p84), and so much more. We also talk to mr mod’s Ross Morrison about running a successful mid-century furniture business with his son Nico (p26) and Harcourts’ Mary Turnbull teaches us a thing or two about getting top dollar for your property this season (p83). And then when that’s all done, we live vicariously through the rich and famous with over-the-top spa treatments and the absolute best that money can buy in our Destination Luxury (p104) feature. No one knows the city better than you, our local and loyal readers, so if you ever have feedback, tips or insider knowledge, we’d love to hear from you! I’m looking forward to exploring this great city with you all!

Elaine Dong

ON THE COVER Matisse; Eames® Chair and Ottoman, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, available at Matisse (an authorised Herman Miller Retailer, this original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller®)





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Isaac Wilson

Meet the team behind Cityscape


Having earned his stripes as a print and radio journalist in New Zealand before making the transition into magazines in Australia, our resident Group Editor and PR guru Isaac knows how to spin a yarn guaranteed to generate column inches. Formerly the Managing Editor at Sydney-based Pacific Plus (the custom arm of Pacific Magazines), he edited a portfolio of publications including Taronga Zoo’s Wild Life and the international award-winning luxury lifestyle publication Lexus. Known for his quick wit and distinctive writing style, this Lyttelton native and fine food and wine lover balances his indulgences with hiking the Port Hills with his dog.

Lifting the veil on the people behind the magazine you're holding right now. We're not just anonymous creators!

Penny Newton


Our fierce new Digital Marketing and Content Manager brings a wide range of digital knowledge to the team. Penny has over 15 years experience, and worked as a Project Manager and Digital Producer for The Body Shop International in London, and gigs on Australian TV including Channel Ten’s Breakfast, Yahoo!7 and a journalist for MTV Networks, Top Gear, and Destinations Magazine. On weekends you find her crafting up a storm for her blog and finding ways to upcycle single use plastic.

Tristan Brehaut DESIGNER

A true multi-tasking virtuoso, Tristan is responsible for cutting edge web design and development, head turning creative and eye-catching design you see in every issue of Cityscape. Prior to this, he travelled the world and worked at UK’s largest digital marketing agency (better known as the Yellow Pages) as a product developer. When he’s not at home with his young son, wife and dog, you can find this keen tramper traversing the South Island’s back country.


Jess has become a major asset to the team since her arrival. Fresh from graduating from the University of Otago (Media, Film and Communications), this tiny dancer has also performed with the Royal Zealand Ballet. Around the office, she is known for her ‘millennial’ insights, multitasking skills, bubbly personality and obsession with grisly horror flicks.


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Editor’s Picks

Just because the temperature’s dropping, doesn’t mean your style has to slide. Show sass and attitude with high voltage classics and a hint of volume.

FROM LEFT juliette hogan Charlie Jumpsuit (RRP $729) | Float Sweater (RRP $549) and Kapua Pants (RRP $449) from Untouched World | juliette hogan Surround Coat (RRP $849) | Company of Strangers Wax Phantom Coat (RRP $895) | kowtow Audition Skirt (RRP $249) from The Flock | Helen Cherry Coat (RRP $898) from Workshop

Booty Haul

Ivylee Paris (RRP $379) Ankle Boot from Issimo

Kate Sylvester Electric Boot (RRP $599)

Louis Vuitton Fireball Ankle Boot (POA)


Dior Lace-up Ankle Boot in Black (POA)


Chloe Susanna Studded Ankle Boot (RRP $1,998) from Workshop

Word on the Street TIP-OFFS, TRENDS & MORE

Così Fan Tutu

Image: Ross Brown

The Royal New Zealand Ballet are pulling out the big guns with their boundary pushing production Dancing With Mozart on June 8 and 9. Melding classic, contemporary and climate change, all set to a thrilling Mozart-penned score, this en pointe tetralogy includes one world premiere (courtesy of Christchurch's own Corey Baker!) and three New Zealand premieres.

New Stomping Ground Issimo has been keeping us well-heeled in iconic styles for years, and now, we’re super excited to see all the beautiful brands they’re known for showcased in their brand new boutique. You can find them at 174 Papanui Road (on the corner of St Albans and Papanui Roads). Life is short, buy the shoes.



If Miro isn’t already on the feed of every Christchurch foodie’s Insta, it soon will be. Rocking breakfast cocktails, brunch favourites and a stand-ready charcoal grill, Miro (from the team behind Francesca's Italian Kitchen) brings soul and bite back to the historic Midland Building on Oxford Terrace. FB/mirochristchurch

Huge shout out to the team at Untouched World whose sustainable lux practices and minimal environmental impact have seen the local label named best Sustainable Fashion Brand by UK Magazine LUX in their Global Excellence Awards, while CEO Peri Drysdale (pictured) was recently inducted into The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs. Just goes to prove that fashion doesn’t have to cost the earth!


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Live, Breathe, Yoga

Budding yogi teachers will want to tap into the genius of legendary Kiwi yogi Vincent Bolletta, founder of hañsa yoga and considered New Zealand’s premier yoga teacher, who's offering Yoga Therapy Teacher Training hosted by Flow Hot Yoga in July and August. The program is broken into two 100-hour training blocks which will help yoga enthusiasts learn hands-on techniques and specific rehabilitative practices.

TERRACE TAVERN MARKS ITS TERRITORY Terrace Tavern is bringing the heat with its Euro-chic sophistication and lush, modern swank, cementing The Terrace as a hospitality hot spot. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinking out the front, or under the soaring ceiling in the intimate booth seating. It is joined by newbie Chiwahwah Mexican Cantina Bar, Amazonita and the welcome return of Bangalore Polo Club.

COFFEE & BOOKS Literature lovers have been rejoicing for some time at Christchurch’s long awaited new central library Tūranga. But to explore those five floors of awesomeness, you’ll need plenty of sustenance. Which is why we’re stoked about the new café and espresso bar that’s just been announced!



Sure To Rise(ley) The CSO’s own Concertmaster and local talent Martin Riseley will direct the orchestra through Rossini and Prokofiev, as well as featuring as violin soloist on Mozart’s Concerto for Violin in A major K. 219 and Tchaikovsky’s bittersweet Sérénade Mélancolique at the Charles Luney Auditorium on July 28.


Street Appeal

Image: Simon Way

When entering the funky doors of slick new restaurant and bar 5th Street, set your gastronomic anticipation levels to 'high'. Already at the receiving end of rave reviews, they’ve carved out a reputation as one that showcases the freshest local produce with a constantly updated and evolving menu. From the same team behind Hello Sunday, 5th Street has honed its focus on soul-satisfying cuisine, killer cocktails and more. The retro-cool converted warehouse space – lovingly pieced together over months with mostly recycled materials – has a welcoming community vibe; think exposed rafters with a green canopy of tangled vines, leather couches and coffee tables. In short, you can just call it your new favourite spot and be done with it.

Awesome Foursome

IT’S LIT-ERATURE The biennial celebration of all things literature, WORD Christchurch makes its highly-anticipated return with a five-day programme (Aug 29 – Sep 2) packed with over 100 events, albeit very hush hush at time of print, including the Great New Zealand Crime Debate and the New Regent Street pop-up festival.

Charming audiences the world over with their impeccable talent and charismatic performances, the Heath Quartet, recipients of the Gramophone Chamber Music Award in 2016, are bringing their reputation for electric live performances to The Piano on July 2. Tipped to perform works by Bach, Haydn and Britten, they'll also perform a piece from the esteemed New Zealand composer Gareth Farr.

BLACK TO THE FUTURE A bit of beer history – in 1958 Steinlager was created in response to the infamous ‘Black Budget’ where taxes on beer were increased and imports cut in New Zealand. So it’s fitting that 60 years on we get a taste of limited edition Steinlager Black – a full flavoured black lager in a striking black bottle. It’s available in 12 packs and on tap from June 1.




Wearable WOW

No material is off limits to Christchurch sisters Natasha English and Tatyanna Meharry when it comes to crafting their award-winning costumes for World of Wearable Arts (WOW) – think feathers, pottery and even car boot fabric! Catch each handmade piece for one week at Filigree Fine Jewels (Aug 27 – Sep 1) and be in with a chance to win a $2,000 trip to WOW. DON'T MISS

AN EVENING WITH SIMON O’NEILL Kiwi opera royalty and former local Simon O’Neill is joining the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to perform Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder this month. A frequent performer with the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and numerous others, O’Neill has established himself as an epic force of nature in the realm of opera. The concert will be conducted by Lawrence Renes, a Dutch conductor with a long association with both O’Neill and NZSO Music Director Edo de Waart and includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E flat major. Isaac Theatre Royal, Jun 13,

New kid on the steakhouse block, Jaba Grill & Bar is set to open their doors in June and will be serving up primo steaks and ribs all sourced from local suppliers and farmers' markets. Avid meat lovers will be enticed with intense flavours and soul-satisfying dishes – word on the street is that they’ll be dropping some epic sharing platters too, win! Find the newcomer taking up residence down the laneway at 150 Lichfield Street. FB/jabagrillandbar

Home Sweet Home Ballantyne’s Home Edit is shifting back to the Central City Mall store with the majority of the homewares departments opening again in early June.



Luxury Reclaimed Taking their cues from nature, local bespoke furniture legends Tréology ‘rescue’ naturally-felled trees from the country’s rivers, fiords, lakes and swamps and transform it into sustainable high-end furniture/ functional art. Backed by 150 years of luxury craftsmanship and tradition in Christchurch, Andrew and Melany-Jayne Davies' timber creations are designed to accent the natural beauty of the wood and share the story of the adventure in retrieving the timber behind each piece – GPS coordinates allow owners to track their pride and joy back to its watery source. Adding sustainability to the mix



(from sourcing right through production) ensures an über exclusive end product that is as unique and enchanting as the wild location of its origin. Not surprisingly, Tréology boasts some big name collabs including Louis Vuitton Queenstown, Aro Hā Wellness Retreat, Felton Road Wines, Amisfield and Eichardt’s The Penthouse (pictured, featuring their Umber Chair and Coffee Table, and Emerge Side Table) among their design-savvy international client base.

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With its Gold Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2012 winning credentials (judges described it as having “the potential to go on to become a New Zealand design ‘classic’”), the Umber Chair takes its inspiration from the contrasting angles of the Southern Alps and embodies the perfect union of function and form.







WINTER EDIT This season’s essentials

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1 — H Brand Emily Fox Fur Denim Jacket (RRP $1,009) from Lynn Woods 2 — Via Sollertia Platinum And Princess Cut Diamond Ring (RRP $18,500) 3 — Genaissance De La Mer The Infused Lotion (RRP $412) 4 — Lonely Hearts (RRP $3,400) from Joel Hart 5 — Versace Medusa Madness Vase (RRP $1,099) from Ballantynes 6 — Sorel Tofino Boot (RRP $369) from Issimo 7 — Karen Walker Castaway Sunglasses (RRP $329) 8 — Lulu Guinness Small Lips Hardside Spinner Case (RRP $439) from Ballantynes





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14 15 9 — Love In A Jewel Rose Gold Chic (RRP $1,199) and Circle of Love (RRP $999) Pendants 10 — Cuvee De Prestige Champagne Bucket (RRP $440) from Corso Merivale 11 — Dove Trousers (RRP $249) from RUBY 12 — Mid Century Design Plates (set of four RRP $160) from mr mod 13 — Canada Goose Lorette Jacket (RRP $1,499) from Ballantynes 14 — Baobab Scented Candle (from RRP $155) from Corso Merivale 15 — L.K. Bennett Maggie Pouch (POA) from Issimo



Best in show Cityscape hits the style-making extravaganza that is Milan Design Week (AKA Salone del Mobile Milano) to scope out what's hot, and about to be, in the home. RECYCLED MATERIALS Good design is sustainable design – and thanks to this year’s manifesto urging designers and brands to aim for sustainable quality, 2018 saw a flurry of innovative products made with recycled plastic and fabric. Some of the finer examples include Japanese designer Kodai Iwamoto who produced a range of fine plastic vases with his unique technique of plastic blowing. Dutch brand TRASHPLAST presented their new material made from recycled polyethylene plastic and Danish brand Kvadrat produced the Solid Textile Board (STB), a flexible, hard and reusable product made from fabric offcuts and invited seven architects and designers (including Jo Nagasaka, Raw-Edges and Jonathan Olivares) to create products with STB.

LOOK EAST The rock stars of this year’s MDW was the legion of Japanese designer colabs with renowned and regarded brands. Arper partnered with Ichiro Iwasaki, while the Danish design company Fritz Hansen produced the first totally wooden chair designed by nendo named N01, since Arne Jacobsen created his Grand Prix model in 1957. The highlight of Japanese design is seen at the Zona Tortona’s Superstudio installation, curated by Oki Sato from




Good design is sustainable design and we see designers and brands aiming for sustainable quality this year.

Panton Chair by Vitra Plastic vase by Kodai Iwamoto

N01 Chair by Fritz Hansen Revised Collection by Casper Vissers

nendo. It features 10 concepts on the idea of movement, derived from the function of objects, materials or production processes, from the collective creative minds of major Japanese manufacturers. A separate exhibition on nendo’s creative process offers insight into the journey from first brief to final product.

RETRO COOL Now more than ever, retro is being recognised as a timeless style that continues to make a mark on modern trends. Casper Vissers (former Moooi co-founder) launched his new design brand Revised, showcasing styles from the early 20th Century, and London brand Sé is set to “reclaim the glamour and quality of 20th Century furniture". If 1970s disco is your thing, the range of carpets and furniture from Gufram will have you coveting every piece. With all things retro traceable to Scandinavian roots, Warm Nordic and its sleek and stylistic designs that were vogue in the 1950s and 1960s are given a deserving second chance.


TECH TALK In 2018, tech has had an impact on design and style trends like never before. Tech brands who made their presence felt at MDW included Google and trend forecaster Li Edelkoort who put on an exhibition about electronic devices becoming increasingly more tactile. Panasonic launched a show to explore how integral electronic products are in promoting wellbeing. Dassault Systèmes’ installation, meanwhile, explored how the built environment (cities, towns, homes and offices) can actually help prevent air pollution, together with Kengo Kuma, Superflux and Studio Roosegaarde.

BOLD COLOURS It’s time to bring out the energising colours of red, yellow, oranges, rich blues and violets, with brands like Seletti and Missoni Home going all out on these vibrant hues. Vitra is right out there too with their iconic Panton chair in bright orange. This season, go bold or go home!




American 70’s Abstract Pop Art Painting, RRP $2,450 | Paul McCobb Planner Group Series 6-Drawer Maple Chest of Drawers, RRP $4,850

the mod makeover

While many trends have a sell-by date, the clean lines and bright pops of colour of mid-century mod never go out of style. No one knows this better than mr mod's mid-century guru Ross Morrison, who sat down with Cityscape to give us the inside word on picking the perfect piece, working with family and why good design will always reign supreme.

How long have you guys been about? We’ve been dealing in mid-century furniture for about 24 years. What started it? I just think I’m very passionate about this business and bringing things back to life, rejuvenating things. I had an interest in mid-century 60s architecture. I grew up in that period and had an interest in furniture as well. My background is in antiques restoration and I’m a woodcarver by trade, and worked with my father for 10 years before going overseas to sell Japanese antiques in London and France. I moved into French antiques and then mid-century at a time when no one wanted it or was doing it. In New Zealand, I’ve been the longest player in mid-century furniture and design. You’re a family business, what’s the best thing about working with family? It’s easy. We have an understanding of each other. My father was an antiques dealer so it’s the 3rd generation now with Nico (Morrison-West) joining the business. My brother and his son do all of our restoration work. What’s the attraction of mid-century design? The design! Nothing’s comparable to that today. It was really good design and good manufacturing as well as the use of good materials. There’s longevity and


timelessness. It’s recycling – obviously we’re recycling on a grander sort of scale. Most pieces have a future and we enjoy bringing things back to life. What was in the water in Scandinavia during that era, do you think? It was all post World War II. For the Scandinavians, it was easy for them to set up because they weren’t bombed and they were able to get into manufacturing straightaway. And Europe was devastated. So there were a lot of people who needed furniture right away. That helped boost the Scandinavian manufacturing base at the time. It was born out of necessity more than anything else. On the other side of the world, it was a very prosperous time for the Americans, and they wanted to soak up that European styling and modern simplicity. With the


housing boom and modern technologies that came out of the war in architecture and in the manufacturing of whiteware, there was a lot about making things more simple. Mid-century design had a simplicity to it, so that’s where it all started. How do you source pieces? You’ve got to keep reinventing how you buy because there are always other people looking as well. We’ve been doing it a long time and have our sources. We always strive to find new people to deal with as well, as tastes and styles change within the barriers of that mid-century style. Between Nico and I, we have a certain aesthetic, an eye for things that are not necessarily by a famous designer but have the look. I travel once a year to Italy and America and will usually take a month on each sourcing trip. We don’t source much locally because in the late 1950s, there were huge duties for stuff coming into New Zealand. This created a lot of local manufacturers that started producing lookalike and inspired pieces. We source for the original designer pieces. Antique markets used to be good, but now because everyone goes, you’ve got to find the source really. Gone are the days when you could jump off a plane and fill a container. Now it’s a process which can take up to 6 months. It’s getting harder, but because I know and have really good relationships with people overseas or dealers, they hold things and send me photos. When we go overseas, it’s a matter of finding other pieces to complement what we’ve already got.


What are the three golden rules for selecting a mid-century piece for buyers? Firstly, I always say buy what you like and everything else would fit together. Pedigree matters to a certain extent but it comes down to you’ve got to like it to start with. Secondly, buy from someone who’s knowledgeable. There’s a lot of stuff out there and we specialise in restoration. It’s about returning things to their original or keeping the patina as it has been for 50 to 60 years. Thirdly, it’s really important to look at the material and how the pieces are made. And I think the rest will follow. For example, if you wanted to do your house in mid-century furniture, I would never suggest that you go with one particular wood. A lot of people would say I want to furnish my house in teak, and I would say within three years, you’d be coming back and saying "I wish I'd never done that". I try and encourage people to think outside the square and look at other materials – a mixture of woods, and styles that work together. It’s a time when you can mix something with contemporary, antique and mid-century styles. A lot of people refer to our website first before they come to us, so they have an idea of what they want. Social media has changed the way we do business. More and more people are looking at Facebook, Instagram, and website combo, and then they’ll come here and make a decision a lot quicker. We’re active on those platforms and we do sell stuff straight off Instagram and Facebook.


1960s Murano Glass Bird by Dino Martens (RRP $650)

A Rare Piero Fornasetti Gilt Floor Lamp (RRP $8,850)

1960s Blue Glass Pinch Bottle by Blenko (RRP $285)


Early 1960s teak ice bucket by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Denmark (RRP $450)

What’s the one piece you can’t part with? It changes. I used to hang on to things, but not anymore. I suppose I like paintings and sculpture more than I used to. Sculptures can be hard to find, and very expensive, but it’s all part of the thrill of the chase when finding things. How often do you find something authentic and think 'this is beyond restoration' – but you do it anyway? Well, we have a warehouse full of pieces like that! But it’s never beyond. There’s always hope. Unless something’s really badly water damaged or smashed, usually there’s hope. Most things can be done. We have a really good network of people here in Christchurch that are able to assist in restoring – upholstery, metalwork, glass, rewiring lights and all that. Whereas I’ve got friends overseas that find it really difficult to do certain things or it’s really expensive. I’m teaching Nico to do restorations. It’s becoming a lost art. This is the big problem with finding tradespeople in the future. What’s the longest you’ve spent on a piece? Some pieces have taken years. You put them away and start again. I just finished a chair recently and I think the restoration span on that was six years. Some things can be complicated, and you come back with an idea of how to do it, how to fix it. There’s a real problem solving aspect to it. There are certain things where there are procedures but there’s other things that are unique and you’re just flying off the cuff. What’s your work process like? For me, I like doing work after three in the afternoon and concentrate for two hours. Or in the morning. What inspires me in the


restoration process is if it’s worth bringing back to life. And the process is not just stripping or sanding the wood, there are always other things. Because some of it is 50, 60 or 70 years old, there might be something missing, like a handle or hinge. So you have to get someone to make the handle. I quite like that process. It involves a lot of driving around and takes a long period of time. A couple of pieces that I have now, I‘m waiting to get the pieces made. I’ll say 'yes, I’m going to do that now', but it might have taken three years to get to that point. A lot of pieces in the factory are still works in progress. Where in the world have mr mod pieces ended up? London, America, Australia. More and more people are buying from Australia. There’s definitely interest from Asia. Australia is our biggest overseas market and I think that will grow as a lot of the shops that have been around for 10 to 15 years are closing because of the high rental of the shops compared to Christchurch. But we’ve also really realised that you can’t just have the shop. You’ve got to have the website. We realised that a long time ago that if we don’t do that we’d be behind times. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Reach for the sky. Go for it. Follow your dreams. What’s the crown jewel in the showroom? We have a pair of Gio Ponti chairs that are being restored. What’s next for mr mod? I’ve been asked to do a mid-century design exhibition at CoCA. It’s on from August 25 to November 4. So we’re excited about that.


Turn Up The Heat Fresh from Milan Design Week 2018, leading kitchen designer and the Ăźber talented name behind Detail by Davinia Sutton shares the latest, scorching trends in kitchen design and aesthetic for 2018/19 with Cityscape.

Interior photography by Stephen Goodenough Davinia photograph by Nathan Inkpen







his year’s hottest kitchen designs are all about timber veneers, colour contrast, texture, metallics and the ongoing industrial look. Personalisation is key, however! The end of 2017 saw the emergence of more bold colours and textures. The mix of striking solid colours and woodgrains continues to prove popular. Expect to see more industrial finishes like concrete sitting alongside these. BOLD, VIBRANT COLOUR SCHEMES Vibrant ‘pop’ colour schemes, pretty pastels and hues of blue are making a comeback and will continue to be popular. Use of colour is extremely important and should reflect the homeowners' personalities. For those keen to create some individuality, yet not quite brave enough for the dramatic contrast of bold colours, then pastels are ideal partners for grey palettes and wood effect finishes – pastels in blue, yellow, pink and green can create a real 'wow' factor. Golds have been on trend for a while, but the move to combine them with browns and organic materials is growing and creates a warm environment.

THE RISE OF THE SMART KITCHEN (ALL AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON!) People are engaging in much busier lifestyles. This often means cooking multiple dishes at once simultaneously – particularly for keen entertainers. To keep pace, smart appliances are developing rapidly, with WIFI ready appliances allowing us to control our kitchens from afar, and steam ovens and vacuum drawers making cooking quicker, easier and letting you really retain the flavour in your food.

HARDWORKING ISLANDS Layouts are usually dictated by the space, but kitchen islands continue to dominate, with larger kitchens sometimes even having two islands! Most will have breakfast bar or banquet seating attached to incorporate dining. SHELVING IS MAKING A STATEMENT Open shelving is becoming increasingly popular and allows homeowners to add their own touch with accessories and deluxe food. SHAKER STYLE RETAINS POPULARITY The shaker door is still a popular choice, offering distinctive yet practical styling. Many homeowners opt for a traditional design with uni-colour matte finishes. HANDLES ARE BACK Handle-less doors proved popular not long ago, but look out – kitchen handles are coming back. Think beautiful, ornate handles against modern cupboards and bright coppers/rose golds on shaker-style kitchens. CONCEALED LIGHTING Layered lighting is key. Pendants still work really well, and are ideally complemented with LED strips on the underside of eye level cupboards to illuminate work surfaces and carefully positioned recessed down lights. Lighting under cabinetry and counters is an easy way to bring atmosphere to the room.


BRASS AND MIXED METALS Brass remains a hot trend, expect to see it being paired with warm colourways and used on statement features. Mixed metals also continue to be a key trend, and mixing with metal appliances works well too. There’s also a shift towards treating metals to create interesting patinas and dramatic, unique finishes for that crucial personal touch. HEAVY METAL AND CONCRETE EFFECTS Look out for industrial-style features such as concrete effect finishes, black grip ledge handles, open-style metal frame racks for storage and eye-catching features for kitchens with purpose.



"... timber veneers, colour contrast, texture, metallics and the ongoing industrial look. Personalisation is key!"

NATURAL TIMBERS AND VENEERS Expect to see an increase in the use of engineered veneers as we become more mindful of our resources. These add texture and intrigue, and can be used for everything from statement wall veneers to unique cabinetry and shelving.

durable surface material available. Look out for bench top profiles thinned down to create a sharp, clean-lined look, and thin or layered edge profiles with engineered products such as Dekton and Neolith or Corian. This product is also making inroads on cladding joinery door and drawer fronts.

FAUX MARBLE AND STONE WORKTOPS The latest material we've seen a surge in for kitchen worktops is Neolith – a well thoughtout range of finishes (silk, satin, river washed and polished) to suit the modern worktop requirement that’s also very practical. Using 100% natural materials, extreme heat, and intense pressure, it results in the most

LAST WORD Careful use of texture with layered forms or a mix of bold materials – like raw steel, veneer and a soft matte finish of lacquered paint – used alongside creative, subtle lighting will emphasise the form and overall look of the space, creating an original kitchen with a furniture look.



When it comes to defining luxury in architecture, the way space is used is crucial to not only the aesthetic, but also the functionality of a design.


Cityscape delves into what quality of space means in architecture – and how it’s changing – with CoLab Architecture's award-winning architects Blair Paterson and Tobin Smith.

PHOTOGRAPHY Stephen Goodenough LOCATION Dublin Street



These projects are creating conversations about the definition of the Kiwi dream.


ore and more, we’re seeing large scale, palatial builds giving way to modern and purposeful design. It’s the play of practicality over indulgence, materiality over ostentatious space, context over size. We’ve seen many projects being acknowledged for just these factors – for example a small courtyard house in Auckland crowned ‘house of the year’, and a high-end accommodation development on the Banks Peninsula picking up a ‘small project’ architecture award. These projects are creating conversations about the definition of the Kiwi dream. We believe that it is possible to execute luxury in domestic architecture in various ways. Thoughtful designs take into account space planning, the surrounding landscape,


detail and material. The most important aspect would be how the space would serve the home dwellers’ needs and wants, thus creating a sanctuary for them. Our projects adopt these principles. We strive to fulfill the brief of strong contemporary architecture, designed with their street context in mind and always injecting luxury on a modest scale. One of these projects is a series of three townhouses located in an architecturally important area of the city on the northwestern corner of Dublin and Dorset Streets. The area’s rich grain of townhouse typologies inspired the low pitch gable roofs that turn to address their primary street boundaries, and with the site's proximity to the wooded acres of Hagley Park, the use of timber as an exterior cladding is an obvious choice.



Internally the spaces are arranged over two levels, living on the lower and sleeping on the upper. Ground floor spaces connect to multiple outdoor courtyards surrounding each house, allowing occupants the opportunity to follow sunlight throughout the day or escape prevailing winds. The design was a direct response to a specific setting – the inner city, urban space. We focused on things that are important to the site, for example, the large double height void over the living area which allows us to capture the last of the afternoon sunlight, while creating internal interaction between the two levels. Cedar screens are deployed over high level glazing to diffuse direct sunlight. The void also allows the occupants to overlook the green canopies of the Hagley Park trees beyond. It’s about visually


creating space beyond the boundaries of the dwelling. The Dublin Street townhouses could be considered a modest project but we created a sense of luxury within through the use of volume that other houses can’t afford. There is also a sense of richness throughout, expressed in the materials used on the joinery elements, especially in the living room, that raises up in the void to visually connect the two levels. Expressed lintels and internal glazing subtly reference the notable ‘Christchurch Style’ that is also present in the area, in the ‘stripped back’, non-literal interpretation.



Billed as a ‘Two Share’ option, Bloody Mary’s Butchers Board features  a tasty trifecta of flame grilled premium cuts flanked by seasonal sides  and accoutrements, epitomising carnivore heaven. 

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t’s the epitome of showstopping gastronomy – all eyes track the majesty of the Tropical Coconut Freeze as Strawberry Fare’s Chiara Todesco expertly ferries it to our table. The latest addition to Liz Barry’s iconic city restaurant and its famed dessert menu is a genius take on the classic fruit salad and ice-cream combo. Brightly coloured fruit pieces fill the hollow of the impressively realistic coconut, which is actually a chocolate and toasted coconut shell complete with coconut sorbet flesh. Neighbouring tables look on as we deliberate on how best to approach the edible art at our table before we finally dig our spoons into the coconut sorbet and into the crisp shell exterior, which gives way with a satisfying ‘crack’. Supremely refreshing, the sorbet is a cool and creamy coconut infusion and pairs brilliantly with the chocolatey richness and roasted nuttiness of the shell, while the toasted coconut adds a textural surprise. An immediate favourite, it’s joined by another long-running fave, the Caramel & Hazelnut Torte, which melds roasted hazelnuts with some seriously next-level caramel atop a beautifully short and buttery crust

and both find their match in a honeyed Pegasus Bay Finale. A beacon on the city’s dining scene, Strawberry Fare has been wowing taste buds for more than 30 years. This explains the full-house Tuesday night hum of delighted diners making their way through the revered courses amid the restaurant’s polished, Scandi-cool aesthetic. Seated by the window, we drink in views across Hagley Park as we sip on the charms of a racy Pegasus Bay Riesling and a punchy espresso martini (made with house-roasted New City Coffee) while perusing the menu. It’s succinct, but packed with winners – we enlist the professional prowess of Chiara who offers bang-on suggestions after asking us a few questions. We start with the Baked French Baguette (a crusty revelation that’s nicely chewy and comes with an addictive confit garlic butter) and Prawns Gremolata, which sees plump grilled prawns piqued with an exquisite trifecta of lemon, parsley and garlic, the smokiness of the prawns enlivened with a zesty aioli. The seafood symphony continues into mains with the Pan Fried Daily Fish (paired with a spicy Peregrine



Pinot Gris), which sees a slab of moist, delicate grouper crowning a harmonious vibrant herb and lemon mash alongside slow-roasted cherry tomatoes, nutty roasted garlic aioli, and fresh and feisty salsa verde. It’s joined on the table by a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth Beef Fillet that’s without a doubt one of the finest-treated pieces of beef you’re likely to encounter. Lightly caramelised, it makes for an exceptional beefy hit that’s brilliant between sips of the mocha stylings of the Main Divide Pinot Noir, and is backed up by a velvety truffled mash, crisp green beans and a tangy, teasing jus. We’re just saying how full we are when we spot our desserts and stop mid-sentence, watching in delighted anticipation as they make their way over. 15 Bealey Avenue, 03 365 4897,


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Satisfy your sweet tooth at Sweet Société where their ever-changing selection of glorious donuts and macarons will have you coming back for more. FB/sweetsociete

LONG SHELF LIFE Did you know that Christchurch wine and spirit merchant Global Shelf independently sources direct from wineries, so they’re able to pass savings on to you? Whether you’re a restaurant refining your bar offering with old favourites and unique finds, or curating your personal cellar, they’ve got you covered with a huge range of products from craft distilleries to wines to international spirits.

HOT SPOT! Best add hospo kingpin, Tony Astle’s latest restaurant venture, Chiwahwah Mexican Cantina Bar to your foodie bucket list, señors and señoritas, when it opens at The Terrace this winter. Promising to deliver “Christchurch’s craziest Mexican joint” you’re sure to find authentic Mexican fare in amongst steel cool interiors. The suspense is real! FB/Chiwahwah-Mexican-Bar


Food Subscription Box | Lyttelton

Move over granola – not just for your patchouli-scented neighbour, plant-based diets are hip, healthy, and here to stay. Enter Green Dinner Table. These guys know how to dress a kumara! Sign up for a 3- or 5-night subscription and every Sunday, you’ll receive the fresh, local and responsibly-sourced ingredients and recipes you need to make fast, healthy plant-based meals. Sign up and take the guesswork out of healthy dinners! 10 Oxford Street




Food Files

The Cityscape lowdown on tasty trends, drinks with a difference, and incredible edibles.


Get a bit of Malaysian cuisine in ya when The Colombo’s BANG BANG Street Hawker pop-up drops, June 25. Brought to you by the same team behind Sister Kong, you can expect epic Hawker roll combos such as the Belly Hawker boasting pork belly, pickled carrot, mint and pâté among other genius combos.


White Heart grow and harvest hazelnuts, then batch-roast and blend them to create a delectable range of pantry staples. (Try their new sweet chilli sauce!) Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.



If you’ve ever eaten the salami at Cashmere Cuisine, you’ll know why there are queues out the door on Saturdays. Using a slow aging process that’s been around for aeons, natural ingredients and free roaming animals, just a few slices of salami will make your sambos, pizzas, stews and cheese platters sing.

Experimental bartenders know that figs and spirits make lively bedfellows, so it’s a little surprising that our top shelf has been lacking of this heady mix – until now. Introducing Esprit de Figues, the world’s first true fig liqueur. Created, crafted and bottled in a 150-yearold family distillery in Burgundy, it’s an earthly delight made the old way and perfect for cocktails and decadent evenings.



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menu since the opening. The Beef En Croute is something quite different that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s what I’d order.


Cityscape caught up with St Germain’s Frederic Berhault on offering the city an authentic French dining experience. How did St Germain come to be? I arrived in Christchurch 15 years ago. There were a few French restaurants back then, but they closed very quickly. When my brothers came to stay here as well, the decision was easy. We wanted to offer an authentic French experience to Christchurch. What’s it like working with your brothers? Working with family is never easy. We’re all very passionate. But the important thing is we all had the same direction and vision for the restaurant. So that helps absolutely. We may have arguments over small details, but we always agree on where we’re going at the end of the day. Presently I’m the only one working here. Vincent stopped due to health reasons and my youngest brother is taking time off to travel.

What’s the secret to your success? The authenticity. We have French food, wines, music and all the staff on the floor is French. The customers love it – they’re always asking so many questions about France. It’s the whole experience. I think lots of places are missing that. We try to give the complete package. What can we expect? A lot of people think that French food is very rich and that it’s too posh. We’re probably on the high end of the scale, but we try not to be pretentious. We’re here to help. We don’t pretend to be a Michelin star restaurant, so people shouldn’t be scared. It’s just good food, good service and good wine. What should we order? The duck breast is very popular. We have a few items that have been in the



What do you love about your job? I’ve been doing that for almost 30 years now. A lot of my family are in hospitality. We have pastry chefs and some of them used to run businesses as boulangeries and patisseries in France. I grew up in this environment. I love people, I love food. I love wine too, probably too much. What’s your go-to dish at home? We do cook a little bit of everything. I tend to cook a little bit more French and my kids love duck with an orange sauce. We try to introduce the kids to different food and culture. We like Asian and South American food. What do you think Christchurch needs more of? I think it needs more restaurants that are unique and authentic. They need to focus on what they know and do well, and not try to please everyone. That’s one of the questions we asked ourselves when we opened 10 years ago: “Are we trying to please people and get New Zealand wine and a few French wines?” No! Now, we have 100 wines on the list, and about 95 are French. That’s probably why we’re still doing well, we give people something very authentic.

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Gourmet Meats | Cashmere

Cashmere Cuisine is an awardwinning 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

GLOBAL SHELF Wines & Spirits

Self-confessed wine lovers, Global Shelf are intent on uniting excellent boutique wines and exceptional spirits with local people and businesses. Independently sourcing direct from the wineries, they’re able to pass savings on to you, offering higher quality wine for better prices. Their selection of Central Otago Pinot Noir for example is hand tended and harvested, showing superior flavour profiles. For free delivery, enter RELAX online. 022 242 5514 Find them on Facebook


New Zealand | Central City

50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours, excellent wines and a great bar. Executive Chef Antony Page 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




FOOD FOR THOUGHT Cityscape sits down with restaurateur extraordinaire and the woman behind Francesca’s Italian Kitchen and newbie Miro, Francesca Voza.


PEGASUS BAY ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2015 The ruby-hued stunner is complex and balanced. You get rich aromas of raspberry, cherry, and pomegranate, with pepper and clove on the nose. It drinks well, with savoury notes reminiscent of grilled game and black olive tapenade. RRP $51



aving conquered the South Canterbury hospitality landscape, with an impressive portfolio of a cocktail bar, two food trucks, one English fish and chip shop, six restaurants, and newcomer Miro in the iconic Midland Building in the city, Francesca Voza is still brimming with ideas. Imbued in her family’s business since she was young, (they had restaurants in the southern Italian town of Paestum and in the North England shire of Sunderland) Francesca attributes her success to sheer hard work. “We all just work extremely hard to create this vision. I’m a big fan of procedures and have extremely high standards which all of our team maintain. I couldn’t do any of this without the amazing team that works with us or my loving husband James who supports me one hundred percent, even when my ideas get a little crazy!” she says. As for what the future holds, she sees eating out for the next generation to have more of a focus on sustainability and ethical fare; whether that comes from a vegan based diet or just sourcing produce locally and ethically. She’s also got a cookbook coming out, which she co-wrote with her Francesca’s Italian Kitchen business partner James Stapley. The concept behind the cookbook is cooking simply with delicious ingredients, inspired by their trip around Italy last year. It also reflects her love for travel and food. “If I weren’t busy running restaurants, to be able to combine my two biggest passions would be amazing!” she says. One day, she would love to have a restaurant in the south of Italy, where the produce is “fresh and amazing, and everything is so cheap and of such high quality!” We’re excited to see what else Francesca is brewing in the kitchen for Cantabrians (pun intended)!



This robust wine hints at a fresh apple and savoury nuttiness, the accompanying mineral texture that provides a perfect mouthfeel. Pair with smoked fish and ham off the bone. RRP $26

2013 BLACK RIDGE PINOT NOIR This elegant red tingles the palate with the aromas and flavours of raspberries and sweet black cherries, revealing velvety fruit tannins with a peppery spicy edge. The combination of fruit and spice makes it the perfect drink in winter. RRP $29.99

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International | Sydenham

5th Street, brought to you by the team behind Christchurch’s iconic café Hello Sunday, present a bespoke lounge-style restaurant with a constantly evolving menu that allows you to explore the pleasure of shared dining, matched by a well-crafted and eclectic range of boutique, natural and family-owned wines. Expect the same customer service people have come to enjoy from Hello Sunday, only in a night dining experience. 5 Elgin Street 03 365 9667


Alvarados Mexican Cantina is pleased to announce they are now open in their exciting new central city venue at 150 Lichfield Street, right next door to the Innovation Carpark building! Their long-awaited return to the central city features an all-new breakfast menu and an extended licence for Latin dance up until 3am! Join them to experience an authentic Mexican breakfast, lunch or dinner, made by Mexicans. 7/150 Lichfield Street 03 374 4149

ARBO/ARBORISTA Café/Bar | Central City

Arbo and its offsider espresso bar Arborista bring the best of fast and relaxed food service to the heart of the city. Arbo is an 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 Canterburyonly 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 03 420 0808



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Steakhouse/Swishy Bar | Central City

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


Italian/Pizza | Central City

Local hospitality legend and winner of numerous TripAdvisor Certificates 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 22 straight years! Finish things off with a housemade dessert or delicious cocktail. 168 St Asaph Street 03 377 1886


This small, unique 2-storey 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. New seating area now open. Book now! 1 New Regent Street Find them on Facebook/Instagram



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European/New Zealand | Riccarton

With a loft feel, The Camden has a kitchen rich with experience offering traditional English favourites with a modern Kiwi cooking style. Their flavoursome dishes are created from locally-sourced ingredients and they’re matched by a great range of craft beers, exciting wines and delicious cocktails, as well as amazing coffee all day. Serving lunch and dinner every day from 11:30am and breakfast from 8am on weekends. Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road 03 341 5567 Find them on Facebook

CARIBE LATIN KITCHEN Caribbean/Latin American | Central City

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

CHILLINGWORTH ROAD International | Papanui

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



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American Cuisine | Central City

Get your kicks at Diner 66! It’s an authentic American dining experience specialising in American breakfasts along with a range of all-American burgers, sandwiches, salads, legendary shakes, sodas, specialty desserts and more! Kick back and enjoy the classic American diner atmosphere, with classic booths and good old fashioned service.

88 Victoria Street 03 741 4622


South American | Central City

El Fogón Grill in Little High Eatery is a South American-style 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


Woodfire BBQ/Live Music | Bishopdale

Open Friday and Saturday nights, Embers is an exciting bar and restaurant specialising in great live music and tasty fire pit cooking. With a new menu available and featuring delicious meats cooked over the central open fire pit, as well as some of the best acoustic live acts in the city playing each night, it’s all about good music, good food, and good times. Enjoy a meal or just a drink and tunes, and do the weekend right! 310 Sawyers Arms Road 03 359 9586



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New Zealand | Central City

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


Right next door to the Isaac Theatre Royal, Francesca’s Italian Kitchen has become a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. They are passionate about authentic Italian cuisine and use local, seasonal produce to create their everchanging, 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


European/Swishy Bar | Central City

The Happening is an outstanding central city hospitality venue. Their European menu with a twist always inspires and delights, and is complemented with fine New Zealand wines, award-winning craft beers on tap, 53 blends of tea and an excellent whisky collection. Ample space to accommodate corporate or midwinter functions is also available. Drop in for high tea, light lunch, dinner or cocktails. 165 Gloucester Street 03 261 9114



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HARRINGTON’S BREWERIES Brewery/Taproom | Wigram

Harrington’s Tasting Room not only serves the full range of locally craft brewed Harrington beer and cider, but also offers up a mouth-watering menu, and focuses on creating a friendly, social venue. It’s a perfect space to enjoy a tasting tray and platter with friends in the sunny courtyard. They also offer brewery tours, and you can purchase all of their delicious products from their cellar door to enjoy at home! 6 Tenahaun Place, Wigram 03 929 0107 (option 1)

HELLO SUNDAY Café | Sydenham

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 – each and every day!

6 Elgin Street 03 260 1566 Find them on Facebook


Café/Vegetarian | Central City

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 in-house, the traditional way. Drop in to enjoy something delicious and healthy in the cosy café. 223 Kilmore Street 03 365 3011



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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 (weekdays only) for just $12! 73 Victoria Street 03 365 5494


Jo loves coffee. The revitalisation of the CBD has presented the perfect opportunity for Jo to realise a long held dream – the establishment of her own boutique espresso bar. Hence Little Brews Espresso was born. Taking pride in their coffee creations, they ensure every cup is made with love, attention to detail and of course, handed over with a smile! So if you’re after some great coffee and personalised service, then head to Little Brews! BNZ Centre, 10/120 Hereford Street 027 288 8217 Find them on Facebook

MADE ESPRESSO BAR Café | Central City

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



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Cosy Pub/New Zealand | Avonhead

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-toplate operation. Your friendly local on the corner! Avonhead Mall, 210 Withells Road 03 358 8184


Mexican | Central City

Drenched in bright colour and bold imagery, with a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere much like the streets of Mexico, Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh, and lighter side of Mexican cuisine. The drinks keep the vibe loud and lively, with jugs of sangria and Frida’s Margaritas, topshelf tequila and Mexican beers. The menu is seasonal, changing every 3 months, and you can now get their famous Fried Chicken to take away! 203 Manchester Street 03 374 5422


Café/Restaurant | Central City

Located in the stunning refurbished Midland Building, previously home to Christchurch favourite, Caffe Roma, is Miro. Their menu offers restaurant style brunch and lunch with a contemporary twist, as well as barista-made Allpress coffee, a selection of teas and breakfast cocktails for that extra morning pick-me-up.

176 Oxford Terrace 03 925 9909



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Historic Mona Vale Restaurant and Gardens welcomes visitors for lunch or High Teas in charmingly engaging surrounds. Also available for hosting special private occasions or business events, in the Homestead or an elegant marquee on the Iris Lawn. See website for seasonal hours and bookings.

40 Mona Vale Avenue 03 341 7450


Café | Addington

Mrs Hucks is a homely café hidden in Addington offering a full brunch menu and a selection of cabinet goodies which can be enjoyed either in their comfy living room area or out by the fountains. You’ll find homecooked dishes, amazing coffee and a comfy couch! They also have heaps of free parking! Whether it’s the twist on the traditional Mother Hucks’ Eggs Benedict, a cheat day treat or simply a hearty scone, you won’t be disappointed! 12 Show Place 03 982 5472


New Zealand/Cosy Pub | Merivale

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



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South East Asian Cuisine | Strowan/Rangiora

Experience tasty, fresh South East Asian cuisine at either of Nom Nom Kitchen’s two cosy, welcoming and fully licensed locations. Classic Thai, Vietnamese and other dishes are served up by friendly and professional staff who care about your dining experience. With a wide range of cocktails, wine and beer on tap also available, they’re perfect for your next family catch-up or special occasion – or just a great meal! 7 Normans Road 03 355 3909 & 257 High Street, Rangiora 03 313 4276 Find them and book on Facebook


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

THE PEDAL PUSHER New Zealand/Cosy Pub | Addington

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 gastropub. They pride themselves on great, friendly service so that each time you visit, it feels like coming home.

286 Lincoln Road 03 335 0095



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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 ingredientdriven 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, 5- 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


Winery/International | Amberley

Named New Zealand’s best winery restaurant 8 times in the past 11 years, and awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2017 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 things off with a free tasting and discover the breathtaking gardens.

263 Stockgrove Road 03 314 6869 Bookings recommended



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Turkish/Persian | Richmond

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


Argentinian | Central City

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. 351 Montreal Street 03 943 8555


Dim Sum | Central City/Sydenham

At Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar you can expect your fried or steamed dumpling dough tightly hugging fresh prawns or free-range meats, ready to dip in authentic hot chilli sauce. They don’t cheat with machines or MSG – their dumplings are lovingly handmade each day using fresh, high quality ingredients to recipes and methods passed down by generations of dumpling masters. 144 Lichfield Street 03 420 0376, The Colombo 03 379 8377



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Modern Chinese | Central City

If you’ve never experienced the wonderful union that is the Taiwanese steamed bao bun with a good ol’ burger, then a trip to Sister Kong Bao Bar is in order. They serve bao burgers, sharing plates and cocktails for a great night out. Sister Kong is inspired by Hong Kong eats and late-night Chinatown cocktail bars in New York, revolutionising burgers as we know them… and all the sides that go with them (once you try their truffle-loaded fries and their handmade dumplings, your life will never be the same!). Not only does Sister Kong dish up some of the best burgers, like their trademark Saffron Chicken & Chilli Bao, Wagyu Cheeseburger and Salted Caramel Chocolate Dessert Bao, but they also serve up good times down their laneway, with mouthwatering cocktails and craft beers. Using premium ingredients and fresh, locally sourced produce, Sister Kong knows where it’s at. Just follow the waving neon cat down the lane at 123 Victoria Street to enter into Hong Kong burger paradise!

123 Victoria Street 03 421 6494


Swishy Bar/International | Cashmere

Situated at the foot of the Cashmere Hills, this busy local bar is the perfect place to kick back and watch the world go by. Enjoy the super sunny courtyard over a refreshing beverage and some great food off the newly revamped menu. Protocol also has two great function rooms suited to both corporate events as well as more personal celebrations. See you at the bottom of the hill!

2 Colombo Street 03 964 2880



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RED ELEPHANT Thai | Sydenham

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 $30 – great value for your large group or function!

5 Pilgrim Place 03 377 1122


Pizza/Swishy Bar | Central City

Spagalimis Pizzeria and Bar is the oldest restaurant in Christchurch. Visit them for a meal or just a drink in the historic Ironside House, built in 1899. With their menu of 39 delicious pizzas and a full bar and cocktails available, there’s something for everyone! Enjoy outdoor dining on the deck area or book their private dining room for your next function. Open Mon – Tue 4pm – late, Wed – Sun 11am – late. 32 Salisbury Street 03 379 7159


French | Central City

Opened in September 2008 by French brothers Frederic and Vincent, St Germain is the only true French restaurant in Christchurch, offering modern and classic French food and a real French dining experience. St Germain is the perfect place to enjoy food and wine with friends, for a romantic dinner, or with a larger group. Open 6 nights a week, Tuesdays through Sundays and now open for lunch, Tuesdays through Fridays. Merci et a bientot! 255 St Asaph Street 03 377 7008



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Swishy Bars/Restaurants | Central City

Home to four unique bar and restaurant offerings, Stranges Lane has something for everyone. Strange & Co – a casual bar and party venue. Orleans – New Orleans inspired restaurant with live music, cajun and creole based menus and cocktails. Lower 9th Diner – delicious over-thetop burgers, hardshakes and fries available until the early hours of the morning. Capa – cocktail, whiskey and rum bar, the perfect place for a nightcap. 89 Lichfield St 03 365 7018

STRAWBERRY FARE European | Merivale

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. 15 Bealey Avenue 03 365 4897

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB Cosy Pub | Addington

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 tasty, traditional Irish and pub fare. (Grab a burger and pint for just $20!) 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



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SUN DOG DINER American | Merivale

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-n-cheese, Mexi-American specialties, craft beers, boutique NZ wines, amazing desserts and bottomless drip coffee. 7/2 Papanui Road 03 260 1166

TAMARIND RESTAURANT & BAR South Indian | Riccarton

Tamarind is a specialty restaurant serving authentic South Indian (Kerala) cuisine. Their menu features a plethora of delicacies with influences from Syrian Christian, traditional Nair, the Malabar region’s Moplah and coastal cuisines, along with exotic dishes from the toddy shops of Kerala that people have come to love. At Tamarind, they’re the ultimate stop for all the culinary treasures that Kerala has to offer. 105C Riccarton Road 03 343 5435


Gourmet Food Store/Catering | Cashmere

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



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The go-to city favourite for over 27 years. New owners bring a fresh welcome and fresh new menu. Over 60 years of traditional Thai chef experience in-kitchen ensures some of the best Thai food you’ll find. Whether it’s a stir-fried classic, KiwiThai fusion dish or original 300-yearold Thai recipe, they have something for all tastes. Come and see why Trip Advisor members are voting Thai Orchid the number 1 and best Thai Restaurant in Christchurch. 21 Riccarton Road 03 343 0790

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, original dishes, with many vegetarian and vegan options. In addition, they offer some of the finest sweet fare in the city. Professional, casual service with personality in a relaxed, welcoming environment; ideal! 161 High Street 03 377 5262


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



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New Zealand | Central City

Whether you’re craving home-style cooking, soul-satisfying bar snacks, a chargrilled steak or just a cold pint of your favourite beer, Trenches aim to satisfy. The relaxed, familyfriendly restaurant is a great place for meeting friends, after-work drinks or family get-togethers 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

TWENTY SEVEN STEPS European | Central City

Winner of 4 awards including Best Restaurant at the 2017 ‘Chevrons,’ Twenty Seven Steps has a firm focus on robust, creative food, complemented by local wines. It’s the perfect spot for dinner, pre and post theatre meals or your functions – dinner or private lunches. Check Facebook too for details of winery pop-ups downstairs in the Tiny Bar. Open 7 nights from 5pm.

16 New Regent Street 03 366 2727 Find them on Facebook


Café | Central City

Uncommon pride themselves on providing an out-of-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



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Café / Central City This is where the coffee roasting magic happens. The sights and smell of fresh roasted coffee beans churning out of the purpose-built hot air roaster is coupled with the underlining audible hum of wholesale coffee manufacturing. A full range of coffees are available from the brew bar espresso machine, while signature blends and single origin coffees to take home are weighed, ground, and packed to order. 190 Durham Street 03 353 0267


Native Garden Café | Burnside

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 al fresco in the peaceful native garden setting. Just 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport with plenty of off-street parking available, it’s a calm oasis away from the hustle. Enquire about their catering and private functions! 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9499


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 gastropub. Enjoy regular meal deals – $12 fish ‘n’ chips on Mondays, the steakand-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



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Winery/Café | Waipara

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 are matched to award-winning wines. Only a short 45 minute drive north of Christchurch.

780 Glasnevin Road, State Highway 1, North Canterbury 03 314 6900 Find them on Facebook

WELLES STREET Pub | Central City

Simply named after its location, Welles Street casually celebrates and embraces drinking, eating, and general good times. Focusing on the foundations of a great inner city local, inspired by their favourite beer halls and pubs, Welles Street offers lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and 24 beers on tap. Whether you’re looking to catch the game, enjoy the beer garden, spend time with family or catch up with friends – come as you are and feel welcome at Welles Street. 44 Welles Street 03 366 0172


Asian Fusion | Central City

Wok It To Me’s fresh and cool menu combines the best street food from around Asia including China’s Dan Dan Noodles, Hong Kong Bubble Waffles, and Thailand’s Pad Thai to name a few. The atmosphere reflects the menu with bamboo plants alongside Shou Sugi Ban Japanese charred timber to create an ambience of authenticity to match. Wok It To Me now offer catering check out their Facebook page for more information. BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street 021 261 7232





Be on point this season with the RUBY Pandora Jacket (RRP $349). It's the perfect topper for a glam night out or just throw it on over ripped jeans and ankle boots.


Hot Mama

Well Dapper Upcoming European-style barber Dapper promises a luxury experience, the very best products and old-skool values.

JEWEL TONES Expect to be dazzled by some Oscar-worthy creations when Filigree Fine Jewels reveals their Medici luxury range in an invitation-only launch at Isaac Theatre Royal on August 24. Inspired by Venetian and Roman art, the inimitable jewellers capture the effortless elegance and lavish aesthetic of a time-gone-by with the Medici line featuring bold and striking displays of only the most exclusive gems to construct this exquisite line. Fittingly showcased in the glam surrounds of the Isaac Theatre Royal, this night of glamour and luxury sees Filigree continue to cement their reputation for meticulously crafted and beautiful, unique jewellery, ensuring they remain at the very cutting edge of craftsmanship.



What The F?

Rumour has it the super exclusive, X-rated name of Tom Ford's latest fragrance F*cking Fabulous* 50ml (RRP $500) is what the man himself exclaimed when he took his first whiff. We're picking this fierce new fragrance is packing some serious punch, so expect to hear a whole lotta cussin' when this bad boy launches exclusively at Ballantynes on June 18.

*Please note: the name of the fragrance contains an expletive word. The bottle features this on the label.

Fashionistas rejoice, Lulu Guinness' killer range of bags and accessories has launched in New Zealand and is exclusive to Ballantynes. Time to add some covetous cool to your winter ensembles.




FASHION FORECAST Take winter in your fashionable stride with these sizzling new looks for the season.

Belted Covet Coat Mineral (RRP $679) from taylor

Orange Cushion Cut Zircon & Diamond Ring in 18ct Rose Gold (RRP $12,260) from Filigree

Kathryn Wilson Piper Heel (RRP $299) from Issimo

Little M Navy (RRP $495) from Nom*D




H Brand Luella Jacket (RRP $1,879) from Lynn Woods Karen Walker Paradise Sweater (RRP $450) from Ballantynes

Flounce Up My Life Dress (RRP $799) from Trelise Cooper

Good & Co Wool Scarf (RRP $329) from Corso Merivale

Devon Pom Pom Beanie (RRP $35) from RUBY

See by Chloè Hana Mini Shoulder Bag (RRP $559) from Workshop Dolly Coat (RRP $349) from RUBY





The Big Chill

Cityscape gets the inside word on looking as frosty as the winter temperatures with Ballantyne’s fashion stylist extraordinaire Josie Pasane.

It’s time to up our outerwear game and get serious about the new season. There are plenty of options ready to instantly transform you into a style star, with a selection of trenches, cosy cocoons, and smart long duster coats in woollen blends. Warmth is your primary mission, and the winter coat will be your most worthwhile investment as it’s one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe. My top tip: Keep the cold out and turn the style up in classic or sharply tailored coats. Add a touch of glamour to your everyday look with Fall/Winter 18’s most opulent coat, the furry topper. This season’s burnt yellow hues and candycoloured faux fur coats will surely steal the spotlight. While a fine cashmere sweater will do the work of a double-knit chunky style, add one of the must-have accessories during winter days, a fedora hat, to add a snap to a casual look, as well as dress up your classic outfits. Whether you choose to be spotted in a pair of fabulous heeled boots or with a lux leather bag, we say wrap up in style when the temperature drops!


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1 – Ingrid Starnes Magda Coat (RRP $699) 2 – Modalu Megan Small Bucket (RRP $339) 3 – Brixton Wesley Fedora (RRP $109) 4 – Miss Wilson Brooke Boot (RRP $349) 5 – Caroline Sills Wanaka Lounger Blush (Cashmere) (RRP $439)




FASHION FOR THE BOYS Cityscape’s top picks to get you through winter in style.

Nudie Denim Lean Dean Dry Conscious Indigo (RRP $270) from EnCompass

Barbour Wimbrel Wool Jacket (RRP $749) from Ballantynes

Bird Print Shirt (RRP $179.95) from Cutler & Co.

Double Breasted Coat (RRP $449.95) from Cutler & Co.

Barbour Wax Holdall (RRP $379) from Ballantynes

Back in Style

Purveyors of premium menswear, Cutler & Co. are back with a stylish vengeance, rocking some swanky new digs on Colombo Street. They bring with them their exceptional styling, effortless urban sophistication and undeniable quality. Customers to their new boutique can expect a complete shopping experience, with offerings of the best of British tradition and Italian design with a modern antipodean twist. Their ‘Heritage’ collection features knitted jacketing fabric, one of the strongest men’s trends from the European mills this season, and modern interpretations of traditional fabrics – tweed, herringbone and windowpane checks.


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Grenson Sneaker (RRP $359) from EnCompass




Blade Runner

NOM*d fashion maven Margi Robertson paired her signature edgy and gritty styling with futuristic light and sound opening iD Dunedin Fashion Week with her SS19 Jeepers Creepers collection. Combining twisted pop culture and smartly cut clothes, the ever progressive label collaborated with light and sound artists Erica Sklenars and Nikolai Sim to transform the show into an immersive experience. In the expansive space of the Otago Daily Times Warehouse, comicool prints of twisted cartoons and Sci-Fi pulp fiction became animated holograms, enveloping guests and the punk-grunge clad models in a 3D spectacular.

WIN! We have ONE

Ole Lynggaard Life Bracelet valued at $365 from Filigree Fine Jewels to giveaway to a lucky reader. To enter, email us at info@ with “Life Bracelet” in the subject line and tell us how you live your life to the fullest.



Good news Cityscapers, menswear legend 3 Wise Men are back in the heart of the city. Their slick new digs are in one of the only pre-earthquake buildings in the grid, 100 Cashel Street, rocking natural timber veneers and heavy steel timbers – a welcome change from their previous temporary pop-ups. Roping in awardwinning Dave Sweatman from Space Studio for the design, the goal is to convey their heavyweight presence in the fashion world and a prominent turning point in the rebuild of the city. Be sure to check out the awesome limited edition cufflinks featuring the Christchurch Coat of Arms – welcome back guys!


FILIGREE FINE JEWELS Jeweller | Sydenham

Firmly established as one of the city’s leading jewellers, Christchurch’s iconic Filigree have been meticulously handcrafting their range of breath-catching unique jewellery in the city since 2005. Creating exquisite original rings for countless love stories, Vanessa Stowers, Filigree’s designer, is known for her passion for stones and expert knowledge as a jewellery designer. Filigree is set to release the most luxurious collection Christchurch has ever seen from them. Filigree is returning to its origins with outspoken, luxury designs, with all pieces designed and handmade in their onsite workshop. Peerless in quality, this launch will be exclusive to the Christchurch public. The collection is inspired by classical Venetian and Roman art, using the boldest and most exclusive precious gems that Filigree have sourced and coveted over 15 years in business. Incorporating rich, luxurious and vivid colours, this collection will follow Filigree’s ethos: influenced by modern design with historical overtones to the strongest intent. Coinciding with New Zealand Fashion Week, Filigree’s event brings the thrill of a fashion week event to Christchurch – with the emphasis on showcasing one-off pieces released to match the resurgence and rebirth of Christchurch’s creative culture and art scene. This will be a startlingly unique presentation, differing from any launch event they have ever previously done. The launch is in late August – keep an ear out for further details to be released closer to the time!

447 Colombo Street 03 374 5143




THE GOOD LIFE Cityscape gets the inside word from nutritional biochemist and all-round lifestyle guru Dr Libby on why variety is more than the spice of life when it comes to diet.


ith the changing seasons, nature offers us not only a change in temperature, but also new foods to enjoy. Yet, so many of us now have access to the same fruits and vegetables year-round, with supermarkets stocking both local and imported produce. While there is certainly nothing wrong with enjoying our favourite fruits and vegetables, if we eat the same foods over and over again, we may not be getting the dietary variety we need for optimal health. Variety in what we eat is such an important concept, as it helps to

ensure we get a good spread of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals (beneficial plant chemicals). If you’re eating the same three vegetables over and over again, you might be missing out on the wonderful nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals in other types of veggies, not to mention their different flavours. Eating seasonally can help to introduce more variety, as it means you’ll be eating different fruits and vegetables across the year. Eating seasonally can also be incredibly nourishing. Think about the types of foods that you really

“... if we eat the same foods over and over again, we may not be getting the dietary variety we need for optimal health.”

feel like during winter – for most people, this isn’t a cold salad! Instead, soups, stews and casseroles – utilising in-season vegetables – tend to be more nourishing. If this is true for you, I can’t encourage you enough to listen to your body. Here are some great winter vegetables to try: Leeks Leeks are rich in prebiotics, a type of fibre that feeds your gut bacteria, helping to keep them alive. They’re also a good source of vitamin K, which is important for normal blood clotting. Try including them in your soups. Brussels sprouts Part of the Brassica family of vegetables, brussels sprouts contain beneficial phytochemicals as well as a good dose of dietary fibre. If you decided long ago that you didn’t like brussels sprouts, it might be time to give them another try. Roasting them with herbs and spices is a great way to enjoy them. Kumara A great source of energy, this delicious vegetable is packed full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that can be converted into vitamin A in the body and great added to stews, mashed, or baked with the skin on. Broccoli Broccoli contains a compound that can be converted in the body into sulforaphane. This superstar substance has anti-cancer properties and stimulates phase two liver detoxification pathways. Try it lightly steamed or stir-fried, rather than boiled.




The Treatment Looking good for Winter ULTIMATE LUX PACKAGE Treat yourself to Forme Spa & Wellbeing’s crème de la crème of spa treatments with their Ultimate Luxe Package. Spanning three-and-a-half hours, the rejuvenating treatment includes a sensational 90-minute facial that will invigorate, alongside a Rock Me Hot Stone Massage and a Luxe Pedicure – leaving you in a state of pure bliss.

PICTURE PERFECT Feeling like you need a little something to get you through winter? With Champs-Elysées Day Spa’s Power Pamper Package (RRP $199), you’ll be wrapped in luxury for 75 glorious minutes, polished to perfection, and leave ready to take on the world! During the treatment, you’ll be pampered with a neck and shoulder massage, a hauté couture facial, a gel peptide mask, a brow sculpt and tint, a head and scalp massage and a file and polish to finish off! Love!

Google Us Cityscape’s more than just the sweet print mag you’ve got in your hand; read online at, visit us on Instagram and Facebook, and download the Cityscape App.  ON POINTE BARRE & WELLNESS Fitness | Merivale

Lyndal Woodham (Bootybarre Master Trainer and Basi Pilates Instructor) and Katrina Buchanan (Clinical Nutritionist and Bootybarre Instructor) offer the full package of health and fitness. Their beautiful barre and pilates studio is the first of its kind in the city. Offering Bootybarre, a fun fusion workout and Pilates Reformer group sessions, their classes suit all ages and fitness levels. Unit 10, 21 Bealey Avenue 027 277 3460





Fashion | Woolston

With modern streetwear 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


Fashion | Woolston

From gorgeous gifts to beautiful clothes, accessories and skincare, owner Melody Leveridge sources only natural, organic and sustainable products, ensuring it is strictly Certified Fairtrade. Stocking leading sustainable brands such as kowtow and ELK alongside From – certified organic merino designs, the clothing melds fabrics such as organic cotton with everlasting style. They also have a vast array of stylish footwear. Open every day from 10am until 5pm. Shop 7, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 389 9242


Jewellery | Central City

This unique family-owned jewellery store in New Regent Street loves to push boundaries with outstanding design and craft. Their very definite “feel good” factor results from their creativity and care at each stage of their creation process, from design to final construction. Talk to them about your own dream creation and enjoy a fabulous experience that creates your own piece of affordable luxury. Not your typical jewellery store! 11 New Regent Street 03 366 8001





Fashion/Accessories | Burnside

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 multitasking pieces that wardrobe with effortless style.

Flagship Store & Café, 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9399


Jewellery | Central City

This unique collection of fine jewellery is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, due to the personal love captured within. Each pendant has a special compartment which can hold a personal love note, sand, soil, ashes, flower or other special memento... and is then sealed forever to be treasured for a lifetime. Created, designed and made in Christchurch by accomplished master jeweller, Joachim van Oostrum, and available in silver or gold. Ballantynes Department Store 03 379 7400

CHAMPS-ELYSÉES DAY SPA Health/Beauty | Merivale

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 when making your booking! 110 Papanui Road 03 365 3630





Fabulous for you, fantastic for the planet. At Earth Organic Hairdressing you can relax knowing the majority of their products are vegan and their DeLorenzo colours are 100% plant-based. They are committed to being environmentally responsible, using plant-based ingredients and packaging that is biodegradable, and having zero tolerance for animal testing. They never use products that contain PPDs, sulphates, or parabens. 181 High Street 03 365 7393


Headmistress is an organic/plantbased eco-friendly hair salon, located in the city. They pride themselves on using some of the best real certified organic hair colour and product ranges out there, which leaves the integrity of your hair intact. Come relax and unwind in their eco environment with the scent of essential oils, and be pampered by talented staff with a passion for hair. 81 Durham Street South 03 365 8683 Find them on Facebook


Pilates works on core strengthening, posture and flexibility at your own level. At Scoop Authentic Pilates Studio, their expert instructors offer the purest form of Pilates you will find; one that will make you feel stronger, balanced, supple, and energised. Opt for one-on-one or group sessions. Scoop also offer massage sessions to complement your training, help you release tension and find balance. 5B/1063 Ferry Road 021 158 9872





Hair | Central City

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


Restore Prehabilitation & Recovery’s New Zealand-unique skill set is compatible and complementary with traditional physio, osteo and chiropractic approaches, and they are the South Island’s only fully certified Fascial Stretch Therapy practitioners. Identifying potential root causes, their pain-free movement re-patterning improves functional mobility before it becomes a pre-cursor to injury, or a re-occurring injury. 2/494 Manchester Street 03 379 9929


Hair/Makeup | Central City

True Grit is an award-winning salon! True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Visit True Grit’s exquisite salon and experience the creative, skilful, professionalism of their dynamic team of Masters, Style Directors and New Generation Stylists! They also offer natural mineral Young Blood makeup. Book an appointment with their makeup artists and choose from the stunning ‘Party Hair’ menu to ensure you leave feeling absolutely fabulous for that special occasion. 87 Manchester Street 03 377 7889




Rug up with Ballantyne’s Furtex Heirloom Faux Throw (RRP $419)  and celebrate those frosty Canterbury nights in style. 






ou’ll often hear that winter is a bad time to try and sell your house, but it’s much better to think of it as a significant opportunity! There’s typically less competition in the market over the winter, so your chances of selling for a premium price are higher. Potential buyers in winter are also motivated; they’re typically looking in winter because they need to move, and are not “just looking” or filling in a weekend. There’s also less landscaping to have to do in the garden, which is a real effort-saver. So don’t be afraid to take the plunge! There are a number of things you can do to ensure you’re showing your home at its winter best. First, let in the light – pull up blinds, open curtains, and turn on every light in the house. You don’t want things looking at all gloomy! It’s worth

even bringing in stylish lamps and upping the wattage of bulbs to brighten up any darker areas. Secondly, you’ll want to crank up the heat. Nothing will kill your potential sale faster than a cold house! If you have a fire, you’ll definitely want to get it roaring; otherwise get the heat pump, heaters or thermostat going well in advance of your open home hours so things are nice and toasty when people arrive. A warm house also encourages your viewers to linger. Think cosy and snug: deploy throws in natural fibres, warm colours, cushions, and soft music – anything that helps your viewers to imagine nesting in the space. Similarly, on a cold day, going the

There are a number of things you can do to ensure you’re showing your home at its winter best. extra mile to offer viewers hot drinks or even soup can really help to create that at-home feeling (but make sure you have a strategy in place for quickly tidying up – paper cups that can go straight into the recycling bin are a good option). Placing photos or even an album that show the house and garden at their best in the summer months assist your viewers in completing a mental picture of life at the property. Making some quick and easy spruce-ups that won’t take a lot of money or effort before your showing can also reap dividends; consider repainting your porch and front door for added curb appeal, replacing worn or broken kitchen knobs and handles, and upgrading your entryway lighting fixtures for a bright, stylish welcome. And be sure to enact a strict ‘shoes off at the door’ policy for everyone arriving both before and during your open days as well – you don’t want mud tracked through your immaculately clean carpets!

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Cityscape taps the brains trust of Canopy Landscape Architects’ Paul Roper-Gee and Gabe Ross on the rising trend of green roofs and walls.



Image: Nuralite


Image: Nuralite


s our urban population density grows and we see smaller section sizes and more apartment living, it is becoming more important to maximise the potential of every element in our smaller outdoor living spaces. Green roofs and walls are a landscape design approach that adds a touch of luxury while also providing multiple visual, practical and ecological benefits. Using green roofs and walls, architecture can be blended in with a surrounding natural setting by cloaking the buildings in vegetation, or make an impressive green visual statement as a contrast to the hard construction materials that often dominate our urban environments. The practical benefits of well-designed green wall and roof systems include helping to regulate air temperature, which can reduce energy costs. The vegetation reduces the impact of ultra-violet light on cladding and roof materials, thus extending their life. They can also increase insulation values with resulting energy savings for buildings, capture rainwater to reduce stormwater runoff and trap airborne pollutants. More and more research points to the health and wellness benefits of being connected to nature – green walls can flow from outside into your house, bringing the natural world inside where they can enhance emotional well-being. By vegetating roofs and walls, you bring them to life by providing habitat for birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects, enhancing biodiversity. There is a wide range of suitable plant selections for walls and roofs, determined by the aspect, available water and specific microclimate for each site. Options include New Zealand native grasses, ferns and groundcovers. Edible approaches using herbs and salad vegetables are also possible to maximise the productive value of your garden. At Canopy, we have noticed an increasing interest in vegetated ‘living’ approaches to walls and roofs, in both commercial and residential settings. With technologies now increasingly available and more economical, this is the time to give it a go for your own outdoor living space.




Home Styling


Ten things we are coveting this winter.












1 – Vincent Sheppard Roy Cocoon Chair (RRP $1,295) from Mckenzie and Willis 2 – Giant Phalaenopsis Orchid (RRP $760) from Corso Merivale 3 – Armani Casa Cheope Vases (POA) from Matisse 4 – Truro Gold Large Deep Bowl (RRP $395) from Ballantynes 5 – B&B Atoll Sofa (RRP $17,460) from Matisse 6 – Mid Century Sculpture (POA) from mr mod 7 – Guardian Cascades Cushion (RRP $169) from Penney and Bennett 8 – Vitamix A2300i Ascent Series Blender (RRP $995) from Ballantynes 9 – Herman Miller Eames Walnut Stool (POA) from Matisse 10 – B&B Italia Alanda’18 Coffee Table (RRP $3,540) from Matisse




CUTTING THE CHEESE Whatever your cheese needs are, this German made Philippi Wave Cheese Knife Set (RRP $85) from Corso Merivale is perfect – a spreader for soft cheeses, chisel shape for hard cheeses and a forked knife for spiking and serving.

HOME FRONT What’s hot for the home.


The Mooon! rechargeable lamp (RRP $250) from Jardin Outdoor Furniture is designed by Tristan Lohner and inspired by street lamps in Paris’ 19th district. You can use this indoors and outdoors, perfect as chic ambience lighting for those cosy evenings.



Relying on your phone to take that perfect snap? Take it up a notch, go old-skool and head back to the medium of the camera with Fujifilm’s X-T100 (RRP $1,299), a sleek, retro-style camera that will be the perfect companion on photographic adventures. Packing a serious punch for its small stature, the X-T100 produces impressive image quality with its 24.2 megapixel sensor ensuring all of those snaps (selfies included) look crisp.


Book Worm Looking for inspiration in all corners of your life? Check out these epic reads, perfect for that long wintry weekend: Parisian Chic Look Book: What Should I Wear Today? by Ines de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet, Benoît Peverelli and Jeanne Le Bault; Dior Catwalk; India Hicks – A Slice Of England; Veranda – The Art of Outdoor Living by Lisa Newsom; Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle; Living in Style – How We Live by Adriano Sack and Dagmar von Taube and Money People Politics by Marco Grob, available from Corso Merivale.

SETTING THE GREEN Green is the new neutral, and soft muted greens are the way to go. It’s a great tone to lighten the mood of a space, bringing a contemporary and earthy vibe. Dress up the space with a statement light and pieces with smooth clean lines.




KNOT YOUR AVERAGE RUG Nodi founder Olivia Smith had a fascination with the handmade knot while she was studying textile design at the International Institute of Design in Milan. The craft of it resonated with her and she spent time in India learning the technicalities of weaving. Soon after, she started Nodi, making handmade rugs using natural fibres and engaging with skilled artisans in India. The result is quality pieces that are beautiful and robust. They are also a certified GoodWeaveŽ business – their rugs are made in a factory where there is zero tolerance for child or forced labour. These beautiful rugs are available from Corso Merivale.


High-calibre motorsports performance joins lux-defining aesthetics with Mercedes Benz' inimitable all-new revolutionary AMG GLC 63 S. From its iconic, snarling Panamericana grille adding an aggressive stance to the SUV's (and coupe variant's) muscular body, through to the twin, chrome-plated tailpipes and high-octane AMG Sports Seats and futuristic cockpit, the AMG GLC 63 S ensures it looks every bit as predatory and poised as it handles. Effortlessly reaching 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds courtesy of a 4.0-Litre V8 Biturbo Engine generating 375 kW (510 hp), the throaty growl of the German-precision torqued engine is likely to turn as many heads as its epic street presence.


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Lightbulb Moments Cityscape checks out three genius and iconic lighting designs that have been copied the world over.



1 — PH 5 BY LOUIS POULSEN Embodying the best of Danish design sensibilities, PH 5’s design is based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, and directs the light downwards and laterally, illuminating itself. The light is also designed to be 100% glare-free.


2 — BEAT BY TOM DIXON Inspired by artisan craftsmen in Northern India, and modelled after a repurposed water vessel (think hand-beaten copper pots welded into functional silhouettes) the Beat collection has become the most recognisable Tom Dixon creation, adorning homes and commercial establishments alike. 3 — SNOOPY BY FLOS With its design based on the famous Peanuts’ beagle, Flos’ Snoopy lamp celebrated its 50th anniversary last year with the release of a teched-up limited edition line of 1,700 numbered pieces switching out the on/off switch and dimmer with a touch sensor dimmer.




Set the Trenz

Thinking of freshening up your humble abode? Stylemaker Trenzseater is there for you, offering a full interior design service, styling advice, drapery and blinds and everything in-between. A stroll through their showroom on Blenheim Road will reveal a sophisticated and timeless style, and every client can expect a friendly, enjoyable and professional experience. Each design job is catered to the specific needs of every home. There is a strong focus on detail to give personality and character to each look, whether they are creating a bespoke piece of furniture or an inspiring design concept. They have an extensive range of locally sourced product and international brands, with the majority of furniture made right here in New Zealand.

MATISSE Channelling the ultimate in European style and sophistication, Matisse is the place to go for all things exclusive. They’re the leading supplier of top international designer pieces and have extensive experience in interior design and fit out. Step into their showroom and be wowed by the impressive array of brands they stock – B&B Italia, Cassina, Gandia Blasco, Magis, Poltrona Frau, Vitra, just to name a few. They’re committed to working only with the best in the business, so you can be sure you’re choosing right for your home.

Dutton Garage

Classic car lovers rejoice! The iconic Dutton dealership is now in Christchurch, revving up its engines with the biggest collection of top of the line vintage and classic cars in the country. It’s part of the global Dutton brand, and has the worldwide network to tap from when sourcing for cars. Owner Royden Mauger himself travels far and wide in search of rare gems for his customers.




Be Harp-y

How sexy is the Harp Chair from Roda? Very! It’s one of their best-selling pieces and we can already see it dressing up our decks and increasing the glam value by 100%.

WELL PLASTERED Exuding elegance with a subtle texture and distinctly glossy finish, Venetian plaster has been at the forefront of creating beautifully decorated walls since ancient times. The latest variant to hit the market is Muro Naturale, an understated, simplistic design that is on par with current European design trends. A sophisticated alternative to wall tiles and wallpaper, Muro Naturale results in a naturally stained wall, with a soft and smooth appearance. Exclusively available at The Venetian Plaster Shop, premier plaster master Mark Thompson leads the way in this classic treatment, creating wall styles that reflect the famous beauty of Venice (where the plaster style originates). The lime based material, reinforced with marble powders, natural minerals and MICA, is ecologically friendly, stable, Class A1 fired-rated, solvent and bacteria free. Possessing high permeability to water vapour ensures that is it free from volatile, organic compounds (VOCs) and is easily applied in just one coat, finished expertly by The Venetian Plaster Shop’s in-house team. The versatility of Muro Naturale allows it to be adapted horizontally or vertically and with well over 160 shades to choose from, the material is easily customisable to suit your personal preference.




Cameo 1400 PRO Hazer

Cityscape gets some pro tips from Harvey Norman Commercial’s resident bar tsar Craig Shaw on nailing the perfect home bar.


n our life before the ground shook, my wife and I would meet our friends at the hottest new lounge for a night of cocktails and conversation. Even though our hospitality landscape is changing every day, Fridays are typically spent at someone’s home, at dinner parties or drinks. These new house party events, of course, are made better with the right supplies in both spirituous drink and electrical additions.

Rule #2: Buy what you like to drink I always tell people to stock their bar with the spirits they love. If you like drinking rum or gin, for example, have several different types on hand. Ultimately, it’s your bar, and there’s no need to have vodka in there if you’re never going to drink it! As long as you’re using the right techniques and ingredients, you will be able to make great cocktails for you and your guests.

Rule #1: Buy a good cocktail book Behind any good bar is a good book on how to mix cocktails. I would highly advise buying a how-to guide to help you get a solid understanding of spirits, mixers, and general cocktail foundations, like The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks by Dale DeGroff, who is widely regarded as the world’s foremost mixologist.

Rule #3: Add the items that create atmosphere These items come in all types of forms to suit all budgets. Ice machines are great if you are building a new house or bar, or you can simply fit one in. Disco lighting adds atmosphere and can be subtle, outrageous or both. Sound is so important and often so undervalued in the venues that we frequent – arguably, sound could be the number one reason


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DB Technologies ES1002 - Column PA system



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that we stay somewhere as long as we do. No party room is complete without decent sound and some atmospheric lighting. Enhance your space with a Cameo Wookie Laser, which will project vibrant beams of light in an arrangement of patterns around your room. Partner this up with the Cameo 1400 PRO Hazer and your space will resemble a great night out without the smell of fog and the leftover residue. The hazer adds the smoke effect without the mess! Turn on the auto sound mode for the laser and add the DB Technologies ES1002 sound system and look out for the sunrise! For more information, contact Craig Shaw (Shawsy) at


CORSO MERIVALE Homeware | Merivale

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

ECO FRAME AND MIRROR Interiors | Sydenham

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, office fit outs, and hospitality operators.

394 Colombo Street 03 377 0223



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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 – including lilies, peonies, freesias, orchids and gerberas – as well as a large range of gifts and plants. Their florists create stunning bouquets for any price range or occasion, and can deliver overnight New Zealand-wide. 1 Candys Road 03 322 7975


Homeware/Gifts | Woolston

Cosi Fan Tutte is an emporium of sensory delight. You’ll find yourself surrounded by gorgeous wares, embraced by delicious scents, and lulled by beautiful sounds. Inspired by the vintage markets of Europe, their extensive range of clothing, homewares, gifts, and jewellery are personally sourced locally and internationally and selected for their uniqueness, natural beauty, and oldworld charm. Shop 30, The Tannery 021 247 2466


NZ-Made Homeware | Beckenham

Experience the warmth-withoutweight 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





It was August 1947, and India and Pakistan had just won independence from the British following a nationalist struggle that lasted nearly three decades. Post-colonial India was brimming with promise. Her first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru roped in Swiss modernist architect Le Corbusier to help with city planning that would defy the past – the legacy of which can still be seen today in the city of Chandigarh, which has become the poster child of town planning and design for architecture devotees the world over. 



INTO THE BLUE Cityscape sets its course for adventure onboard Windstar Cruises' Wind Spirit sailing the world-famous cobalt and turquoise waters of Tahiti on a peerless lux escape with Discover Travel.


orsal fins slice through the water as harmless blacktip reef sharks lazily circle. Below the surface, schools of brightly coloured fish explode in underwater firework displays as the sharks approach, while umbrella-sized shadows of stingrays glide by. Our Snorkel Safari and Stingray Encounter guides have coaxed us into Bora Bora lagoon's crystalline water with the knowledge stingrays don't have teeth as we're greeted by the enthusiastic, neon-lit cast from Finding Nemo jostling around us. With their stealth moves and aloof cool, the sharks prowl the water, cutting in close, though always just beyond reach and always watching. The stingrays, by comparison, are like playful puppies, brushing past with their smooth, powerful wings and trailing long, scratchy tails concealing deadly barbs during a thrilling close encounter. The fourth stop on our boutique cruise, Bora Bora is the dictionary definition of a tropical paradise. Turquoise waters lazily lap pristine white sands studded with nodding palms while stilted thatch-roofed overwater bungalows dot the prime real estate like strings of black pearls. The three million-year-old extinct volcano Mount Otemanu, and its many 'faces', provides a breathtaking jagged backdrop and stunning centrepiece. The jewel in French Polynesia's crown, Tahiti's stunning array of 118 islands are scattered over 2,000 kilometres in the


sparkling South Pacific. Over the next week, we'll get to visit and explore six, from the supreme comfort and luxurious surrounds of Windstar Cruises' four-masted sailing yacht Wind Spirit – the epitome in small ship sailing. Taking out Condé Naste Traveler's coveted title of World's Best Small Ship Cruiseline, Windstar is renowned for their high crew-toguest ratios and Wind Spirit is no exception, carrying just 148 passengers in the refined elegance of 74 cabins, with almost one crew member for every passenger on board. While this ensures attentive service, our familiarity with the super friendly and professional crew makes it feel like they are fellow passengers, though ones that can remember our names after the first day and go out of their way to make sure we have the best possible time on board. This includes remembering dietary requests and anticipating them, while an 'Open Bridge Policy' allows us to catch up with senior crew and find out more about our journey on board, and about this magnificent vessel. Our Ocean View cabin effortlessly impresses with Egyptian cotton sheets on our queen bed, daily deliveries of fresh fruit and flowers, granite bathroom featuring exquisite L’Occitane products (and a shower with a massage head on the days we're too tired to make it to the spa), supremely fluffy bathrobes and slippers and a much


under-utilised flat-screen TV give the feeling of a five-star hotel. When it comes to dining, we're spoiled for choice. During breakfast and lunch, we're faced with the dilemma of choosing from the bountiful buffet-style setup profiling fresh and enticing cuisine, or deliberating over which indulgent treat to enjoy from the a la carte menu. Dine indoors or out on the teak decks of Veranda, where each morning we're treated to the jawdropping vistas of the staggered mountains greeting us at each new port. Dinner at AmphorA Restaurant, where contemporary design meets decadent, skilfully created fine dining, is no less spectacular. A quick favourite becomes the local fish Mahi Mahi, a deliciously flavoursome, meaty fish which is simply irresistible. Al fresco dining is also an option in the evenings at Candles, where considerate crew offer us heated shawls when the tropical breeze picks up. And should we not feel like mingling, it's good to know that 24-hour room service is waiting in the wings. We make fast friends with our fellow travellers who span the globe from New Zealand to Canada, USA and Australia, Brazil and Argentina, and all are in love (or rapidly growing to love!) small-ship cruising, appreciating the relaxed, casual, and serene ambience on board, and the ability to explore destinations which a bigger vessel is unable to reach. Our itinerary is aptly named 'Dreams of Tahiti', and over a period of seven nights, we drink in deeply the beauty of the islands. Shore excursions allow us to explore Tahiti's rich culture, landscapes, scenery and marine life, and in addition to the Snorkel Safari and Stingray Encounter, we also sign up to kayak the Faaroa River in Raiatea. It’s the second-largest of the Society Islands, likely origin point of the great Polynesian migrations to Hawai'i and Aotearoa, and our first stop. With its claim to fame being the only navigable river in the Tahitian Islands, we're not missing our chance to explore the Faaroa River – even when it starts raining just before we hop in our kayak. The rain doesn't stop until after we disembark, while slightly disappointing, it allows an insight into another side of Tahiti, creating a seemingly ethereal atmosphere of faint mist shrouding the rainforest in mystery. Kayak manoeuvring not being our forte, we find ourselves tangled up in the reeds on more than one occasion and in peels of laughter


at the challenge of ‘reversing’, but certainly never in any danger, despite our guide’s warning to be on the lookout for falling coconuts! Our next stop is the lush idyllic island of Mo’orea, and given the truly stunning scenery packed into its 134-square kilometres (which explains its wild popularity as a honeymoon destination), it’s little wonder a Photographer’s Eye View of Mo’orea Excursion is on offer. One of the passengers, an avid photographer herself, is very impressed with the level of professionalism and knowledge she gains on this excursion, run by a local Tahitian of French descent. We choose, instead, to take a drive around the island with other passengers; Albert, our trusted driver and guide, provides a fascinating commentary about Mo’orea's thousand-year Polynesian and European history, and showcases the endless visual highlights of what the founder of Frommer’s travel guide called “the most beautiful island in the world”. The island of Taha’a, our next anchorage, makes for an extraordinary experience. We take tenders out to a private island for the day, bringing along enough supplies to cater for the 100odd passengers on board, a veritable portable beach BBQ/party complete with live musical entertainment. The island is set up with options for beach volley ball or kayaking if preferred. After a sumptuous BBQ lunch, we spend the afternoon snorkelling just five metres from the shoreline in an abundantly rich coral wonderland where we spot at least 27 different varieties of fish. In a cruise full of amazing experiences, this one is our favourite – so many amazing sights to see in the crystal-clear water, and all within metres of my deck-chair. Arriving in Bora Bora is no less an eyewidening experience as we take in the magnificent display of Mother Nature. The day after our stingray adventure, CITYSCAPE.CO.NZ Winter 18

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we take a 10-minute taxi ride from the pier to the sparsely-populated public beach. The colour of the water exceeds even our postcard-prepped expectations, and the clarity of the ocean means that every freckle can be seen below the water line. Post-swim relaxation takes the form of our favourite Mahi Mahi (in a burger no less!) washed down by a local beer at the famous Bloody Mary’s, a time-honoured establishment where sand adorns the floor (of course!) and where numerous celebrities have wined and dined. For about NZ$30, we enjoy an afternoon of fun in the sun on an island so often deemed out of reach for the average traveller. Our final stop is the island of Huahine. Nicknamed the 'Garden of Eden', Huahine's lush forests, tropical vegetation and quaint villages which dot the island offer an insight into an authentic South Pacific lifestyle. Here the free shuttle (Le Truck) pops us into the main village to explore and then enjoy a dip

at the small, but beautiful, local beach. A couple of Hinano beers later, with a bit of sun on our backs, all the worries of the world seem a million miles away. Back on board Wind Spirit, in the late afternoon heat, a quick dip in the ocean from the Water Sports Platform at the rear of the ship cools me down, and a soak in the hot tub eases a few more worries away. The days seem to have flown by, and yet they’ve left an indelible impression; this is a must-do for anyone interested in discovering a vastly different way to relax on holiday and experiencing, if only for a while, what it might be like to have one’s own private yacht. Not surprisingly, thoughts turn to staging our own mutiny.

TAHITI PEARL BEACH RESORT Passengers travelling on the Wind Spirit will stay one night each preand post-cruise at the dreamy Tahiti Pearl, one of the newest resorts in Papeete. It is located at the Bay of Matavai, and hugs Lafayette Beach, the longest natural beach on the island, which is backed by lush undeveloped mountains. We hear dolphins make regular appearances in the bay! It is only 10 minutes away from where Wind Spirit docks, and works with the cruise line to organise seamless drop-offs and pick-ups for guests.



What A QT!

Do your ski getaway right (and in serious style!) this year at the stunning QT Queenstown Hotel. Here you’ll enjoy some of New Zealand’s finest views (and as we all know, that’s really saying something!) over the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu and out to the mountains, while the luxury comfort of the stunning guest rooms (created by renowned designer Nic Graham) will make your night’s rest as enjoyable as your day on the slopes. You’ll find QT Gel Beds – like sleeping on a cloud! – outrageously high thread count linen, marble bathrooms and an imaginative mini-bar. Hit Reds Bar for your apres-ski to watch the sun set over The Remarkables as you sample from the killer cocktails list, then move on to the buzzing, marketplace-like atmosphere of Bazaar restaurant for dining to die for. Now this is holidaying.


ART BASEL Where: Switzerland When: Jun 14 – 17 Get your cultural fix and surround yourself with phenomenal artwork from 290 of the world’s leading galleries at the week-long art extravaganza in the Swiss cultural capital of Basel.

RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Where: Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia When: Jul 13 – 15 Immerse yourself in a cultural wonderland in the heart of the Borneo jungle at the Rainforest World Music Festival, a unique spin on the classic festival featuring international talent.



NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Where: London When: Aug 26 – 27 West London’s most extravagant carnival takes over the streets of the cosmopolitan suburb for a two-day celebration of Caribbean culture, boasting an epic line-up of events and flamboyant costumes.


NYC Cool

The who’s who of the fashion realm touches down in The Big Apple for New York Fashion Week Spring 2019 (Sep 6 – 14), a week-long fashion extravaganza that showcases the very latest and glowing-red-hottest of designer threads. Hit town to rub shoulders with some of the world’s leading fashionistas while also catching a glimpse of renowned designers, models and celebrities in the chaotic but wonderful blur that is NYFW.

Design buff or wanderluster (or both)? These cities are sure to inspire and educate.

CATALAN MODERNISM: BARCELONA, SPAIN The work of 19th Century architect Antoni Gaudí is evident throughout Barcelona, with generous splashes of stained glass mosaics, stonework and ironwork, a close semblance of Britain's Arts and Crafts movement.

ART DECO: MIAMI, FLORIDA The Miami Beach Architectural District is Art Deco heaven. A drive around will reveal the heyday of the 1920s and 1930s, with symmetrical and geometrical patterns dominating the buildings in an array of pastel hues.

Perfect Finnish

Personifying sophistication and class, Hotel St. George has cemented itself at the forefront of luxury accommodation in the heart of Finland’s capital. Guests will be spoilt for choice between stunning suites at the aesthetically gorgeous seven-storey hotel, which captures the cultural essence of Finland perfectly while also making nods to Oriental and Western influences.


EAT, DRINK AND BE WELLY For 17 delicious days this August (10 – 26), Wellington will be transformed into a delectable smorgasbord of deliciousness for Wellington On A Plate. Showcasing the crème de la crème of local chefs and international culinary artists, you can expect to feast on the very best. Once you’re done dining, don your glad rags and check out the many fiestas, soirees and shindigs.



ROCOCO: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Come 18th Century in Europe, it was out with Baroque and in with the Rococo movement, and Catherine I of St Petersburg fully embraced this luxuriant style – building her palace with curves and pale colours.

Destination Luxury Ever wondered how you could pamper yourself when money is no object? Cityscape has compiled the ultimate, best of bucket list in the world of wellness spas, where six-star status meets next-level treatments and celebrity cred.



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Centred around a natural spring-fed cenote hidden near Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, Chablé Resort offers your standard yoga, guided meditation and chanting, but for true purification, guests are invited to book a traditional ceremony with a shaman in a Mesoamerican version of a sweat lodge for some holistic healing. Involving heat, plenty of chanting, fire and tea, the temazcal experience promises to cleanse the digestive system, eliminate fat and toxins, and stimulate the digestive system for a ‘rebirth’.

Image: Kenny Viese Photography

Image: Kenny Viese Photography




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THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE FACIAL When celebrities need to stop the clock without going under the knife, they hit Spa Montage Beverly Hills. Home to the largest spa in L.A., the five-star hotel has partnered with L. RAPHAEL, a high-end Swiss cosmetic brand lauded for its treatments that read like science fiction. Its most famous treatment uses a $360,000 oxygen machine that borrows jet aviation technology to infuse oxygenated vitamin C into the skin. You know it’s good when even Oprah gives her seal of approval, calling the results "phenomenal".

GET SOME SLEEP Canyon Ranch, a luxury health spa resort located on more than 150 acres of desert in Tucson, is one of the few all-inclusive vacation resorts in North America that offer specialised sleep programs. Run by a team of experts including a therapist, nutritionist and personal trainer, this spa takes sleep seriously and is fast becoming the go-to destination for insomniacs. The on-site sleep lab with the All Night Sleep Study is performed by a technician on site with activities that will have you sleeping like a baby long after you’ve left.


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Situated at the Himalayan foothills in Northern India and known as one of the best luxury Ayurvedic retreats in India, Ananda Spa integrates traditional with modern wellness practices to cure whatever ails you. One of its most famous therapies is the Abhyanga, which utilises the expert hands of two masseuses for a four-handed oil massage. If it’s good enough for Gwyneth...



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AS GOOD AS GOLD We’ve been adorning ourselves with it for aeons, but did you know that gold is also lauded for its wrinkle-fighting and radiance boosting properties? Famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra did, and so do the many celebrities and royalty that frequent Talise Ottoman Spa in Dubai. An indulgent space sparkling with turquoise, marble and intricate mosaic, guests can book a full day retreat that includes milk and rose oil baths, argan oil massages, the use of an Arabian gold hammam, caviar lunch and of course, the lauded, custom-made 24-karat gold chain mail facial mask. Image: Jumeirah

NATIVE AMERICAN INSPIRED SPA TREATMENTS If it’s a spiritual reboot that’s needed, then Mii amo is sure to reset your equilibrium. Connected to the Enchantment Resort in a red-rock canyon sacred to Native Americans, guests choose from three-, four- and seven-night retreats or ‘journeys’, where they can dip into mind clearing rituals, psychic massage, cortex lectures and meditation walks with energy emitting crystals – all inspired by Native American culture.

TURN BACK TIME Willing to spend the equivalent of a luxury car to feel good? Great, check yourself in to Clinique La Prairie in Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland. While the treatments are touted as holistic, they’re also seriously scientific. Rigorous examination meets high-tech anti-aging treatments including cellular therapy using extracts of live cells from sheep embryos. Now we know how repeat guest Cher turns back time. Image:



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THE DEEP END Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives offers a massage that would make Davy Jones quiver with envy. Touted as the world’s first underwater treatment room, The Huvafen Spa and Pearl is set eight metres under the water. Sure, you’ll be dazzled by a ballet of clownfish and stingrays darting in and out coral while you’re rubbed into submission, but the water element is more than just a novelty. The treatment itself has travel enthusiasts waxing lyrical thanks to the hydrotherm water cushions.

ENERGISE YOUR CHAKRAS So exclusive you even need an appointment to log into the website, Aja Malibu is set high on the hills above Malibu and is run by Australian-born mystic and certified raw food chef Inannya Magick. Already a hit with wanderlusters feeling the need to re-align their chakras (it’s currently closed for a ‘period of rest and re-wilding’), seven-night stays at this exclusive retreat involve one-on-ones with meditation teachers, sound healers, shamans, breathing specialists, and nutritionists.

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH This luxurious resort and spa is reportedly as close as you’ll come to Gwen Stefani-like youth-ing prowess. With a strong focus on ‘Better Aging’, the Nescens Spa at La Reserve in Geneva, was created by Professor Jacques Proust, a pioneer in the realm of biology of cellular aging and anti-aging medicine, and comes with an army of experts who specialise in nutrition, osteopathy and preventative medicine.

If you could spend a week at any of these luxury resorts which would it be? Let us know by heading to our Facebook page and joining the conversation.




KILLER QUEENS Brace yourself for rapture of the ginger Elvis/Josh  Homme variety when rock legends Queens of the Stone Age roll into  Horncastle Arena (Aug 25) as part of their Villains tour. The band will  be banging out tunes off their hit 2017 album of the same name, with  fresh tunes like ‘The Way We Used To’ and ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me’ the   cherry on top of the tasty sundae that is their epic back catalogue and   supported by legendary bluesman C.W. Stoneking. 


The New Zealand International Film Festival has got its local dates all sussed, returning to the Isaac Theatre Royal and Hoyts Northlands from August 2 – 19. As usual it’s looking like an embarrassment of riches for film fans, with a huge international line-up as well as the best local cinematic fare. We can’t emphasise enough that you’ll wanna book the hottest tix at the fest early.

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Pacific Beats

Multi-award-winning and Grammy-nominated music and dance ensemble Te Vaka join the CSO to perform their own hit music from the award-winning Disney blockbuster Moana at the Isaac Theatre Royal on July 7. Offering a magical night of music inspired by the songs and stories of the Pasifika region, the ensemble will perform a variety of musical offerings that will have concert-goers and fans alike bouncing in their seats. Producing and performing original, contemporary music, Te Vaka has performed at events such as APEC ministerial dinners, the America’s Cup, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup in Paris and the Olympic Games in Beijing, treating more than 40 countries to its pan-Pacific sound. Their contribution to Moana helped the album nab a No.1 spot on the Billboard Soundtrack Album charts, where it was in residence for many months.




Ol’ mate Bob Dylan has set his sights on Kiwi shores and is making his much anticipated return down south, ticking off Christchurch when he rolls into Horncastle Arena on August 28. Spanning a whopping six decades, Dylan’s socially and politically charged tunes, think ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’ and of course, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’, have earned him a well-respected rep. Catch this legend for an epic night of nostalgic hits!



obstacle course with a difference Mud, Sweat and Tears is back on June 24 at Motukarara Racecourse for another literally dirty year, once again challenging competitors in the physical and mental strength departments with mud slides, forest runs, a hay bale pyramid, a crawl under a sea of barbed wire, horse jumps, water jumps, wobbly bridges, mud runs, floating platforms, and more besides!


NZSO & The Phoenix Foundation

Kiwi music legends The Phoenix Foundation – indisputably the world’s best band with a MacGyver reference as a name – are joining forces with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to ring in their 20th year at the Isaac Theatre Royal on August 30. Drawing from their stunning catalogue, the pairing will perform unique arrangements of fan faves and deep album cuts. It’s a rare opportunity to hear their awesome work in a whole new way, with the orchestra’s twist spicing up the mix.


He’s the man behind gravity-defying stunts such as strolling down the side of the L.A Times building and levitating above London’s Shard, and now Dynamo is bringing his repertoire of tricks and illusions to Horncastle Arena (Jul 20/21) for two magical nights.


LEGENDARY MYTHS Upcoming CSO entry Myths and Legends (Charles Luney Auditorium, Aug 8) offers a line-up of stellar performances. Pieces from Debussy, Gulda and Grieg are on the cards and cellist Ashley Brown of the NZTrio joins in for an evening of swinging big band riffs, melodious folk tunes and classical greats.


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Slice Of Heaven

Antipodean Beatle Dave Dobbyn is back on the road again (how could he not be?), joining rhythm section Ross Burge and Jo Barus to bring us a bit of three-piece magic at Blue Smoke on July 7. We can expect an intimate show from the Kiwi music legend; time to check in with the ol’ Dobbo again, see what he’s up to, and bathe in the very sound of New Zealand.



Le Gogh

Combustion – Yana Meech

Back for its 5th year, the Christchurch Art Show (Air Force Museum, Jun 21 – 24) offers art aficionados and connoisseurs alike the opportunity to see New Zealand’s finest emerging and established artists including Tony Cribb (man behind the iconic Tin Man), fused glass artist Roz Speirs, and local lad Joel Hart. Go for a cultural injection, inspiration, to add to your art collection or all three!

Film By Design

The Resene Architecture Design and Film Festival (Jun 28 – Jul 11) has become one of the largest architecture and design film festivals in the world. This year sees 18 films on offer at Academy Gold Cinemas grouped into four themes: Warriors for the New, Integral Place, Super Design, and The Happening.

Fear and courage

Take musical prodigy, Nikolay Khozyainov performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and add Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho, A Suite for Strings for an unforgettable night out with the CSO at the Air Force Museum – mark June 16 in your calendar stat!



SWEET SULTANA Guitar, vocals, piano, trumpet, drums, pan flute, mandolin, saxophone, synthesizer – Tash Sultana can play ‘em all. It’s been a wild ride for the young Aussie singer-songwriter who’s come a long way from busking on the streets of Melbourne to get by. The one-woman band and her bag of loopologist tricks hits Horncastle Arena on July 27, so here’s your chance to see what all the considerable buzz is about.



HEATH QUARTET Hear the fast-rising Heath Quartet, one of Britain’s most exciting string quartets with an electric reputation. This concert offers huge contrasts, from Bach’s sublime Chorale Preludes and Haydn’s playful String Quartet No. 55 to Britten’s occasionally sinister String Quartet No. 2 in C. And it’s your first chance to hear Chamber Music New Zealand’s commission Te Kōanga by brilliant Kiwi composer Gareth Farr. Mon 2 July, 7:30pm – The Piano ENSEMBLE ZEFIRO Light, elegant, and unapologetically entertaining – dine out on an exquisite banquet of Handel, Fasch, Telemann, Haydn and Mozart with the Ensemble Zefiro. This Italian wind ensemble has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix du Disque and Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice award, with their unique timbres and brilliant virtuosity earning them a cult-like following. Be thoroughly seduced by the music’s easy charm in this terrific concert. Mon 13 August, 7:30pm – The Piano 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)


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. The market also offers a food court, and features local talent performing on stage each week.

165 Racecourse Road 03 339 0011 Open: Sun 9am – 2pm





Still Waters Run Deep

Headwaters is part of Simon Edwards’ latest solo exhibition (Aug 30) at The Central. His works are atmospheric plays of sea, sky, mountains and water, painted on canvas, aluminium and paper which have earned the Cantabrians acclaim locally and internationally. This oil on aluminium composite panel (1300mm x 1000mm x 25mm) is dominated by greens and blues orange highlights, a surprisingly abstract treatment. Headwaters, 2018 – Simon Edwards

UNTITLED #1050 EXHIBITION A handful of New

Zealand’s leading abstract artists come together in this collection of some of their best pieces. Christchurch Art Gallery, until Sun 14 Oct,


and experiences of Cantabrians who served in the Great War in photographic form in this moving exhibition. Canterbury Museum, until Sun 11 Nov,

All The Feels

Hard to believe The Feelers have been around for quarter of a century, but here we are about to be visited by their 25th anniversary tour (The Foundry, Jul 7). The lads will be busting out the big guns (think ‘Pressure Man’, ‘Venus’, ‘Communicate’, et al) promising one of their best live shows yet!

IDEATION PERFORMANCE This chilling thriller

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH CHCH rockers on the rise and Radio Hauraki high-rotation faves Decades are bringing their blistering tour The Truth Hurts to Empire on July 13. Expect a killer night of riff-driven grungy rock hits from their balls-to-the-wall 10-track debut album The Truth And Other People from local musos Emma Cameron, Liam Muir, Daniel Perry, and Curtis Booth – before their ticket prices double!


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at the Court explores conspiracies, paranoia and corporate strategy in modern society. The Court Theatre, Sat 2 Jun – Sat 23 Jun,


Bocelli, The Ten Tenors tip their hats to the great classical composers and contemporary artists in this live performance.



Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 5 Jun,


own Guitar Quartet are premiering a new work dedicated to the memory of the late Kiwi composer Jack Body and will also pay tribute to music icon David Bowie. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Wed 6 Jun,


Theatre (Turn of the Screw and The Woman in Black) are back with another spooky tale based on Jeffrey Hatcher’s psychological thriller A Picasso. Expect intense twists and surprises. Christchurch Art Gallery, Fri 8/Sat 9 Jun,


Zealand Ballet performs works by two legendary choreographers – Czech Jiří Kylián and RussianAmerican George Balanchine – along with an exciting new commission from Birminghambased, Christchurch-born choreographer Corey Baker. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 8/Sat 9 Jun,



LIVE MUSIC Get ready for a

PERFORMANCE The Christchurch

performance of great intensity as New Zealand School of Music veterans Martin Riseley, Inbal Megiddo and Jian Liu take on the works of Brahms, Dorman and Shostakovich. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Sun 10 Jun,

Symphony Orchestra are joined by talented young Russian pianist Nikolay Khozyainov for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3, while Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Bernard Herrmann’s memorable Psycho, A Suite for Strings rounds out the programme. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Sat 16 Jun,



finest chamber music ensembles performs their acclaimed and emotional Light & Dark programme featuring Haydn, Carey, Shostakovich and Dvorak. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Tue 12 Jun,

THEATRE A new comedy from



FILM A celebration of all things

audiences globally with their vast and vibrant repertoire, the dynamic NZTrio kickstart the first of their series in Christchurch with a varied programme. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Thu 21 Jun,

Italian film, this festival showcases classic and modern Italian films. See website for schedule. Academy Gold Cinemas, Wed 13 – Fri 22 Jun,


O’Neill, hailed as “the Wagnerian tenor of his generation” and fresh off his New Zealand Opera Tosca performance, joins the NZSO for Wagner and Bruckner. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 13 Jun,

award-winning playwright Jamie McCaskill that sees four hard-asnails friends in small town New Zealand enter a fishing competition. The Court Theatre, Sat 16 Jun – Sat 14 Jul,

PERFORMANCE Having enchanted


art show returns, with a stellar line-up of art work from New Zealand artists on display. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Thu 21 – Sun 24 Jun,


ball is back for 2018 to electrify the night and go above and beyond in raising money for the Canterbury and West Coast divisions of the Cancer Society. Horncastle Arena, Sat 23 Jun,





FILM The annual design and

brim with comedy, thrills, chaos and delight! Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel is retold in a less-than-conventional (and highly hilarious) manner. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 5/Fri 6 Jul,

architecture themed film fest is back for its 7th go, with 18 different films covering everything from architectural legends to clean energy and fashion illustration. Academy Gold Cinemas, Thu 28 Jun – Wed 11 Jul,

PERFORMANCE A night filled to the



FESTIVAL Lyttelton’s big annual

LIVE MUSIC Performing their own

Matariki celebration/street party is back for another big year of music, food, and fireworks. Lyttelton, Fri 29 Jun,

hit music from the award winning Disney blockbuster Moana, Te Vaka joins the CSO for a magical night of music inspired by the songs and stories of the Pasifika region. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 7 Jul,



extravagant entertainment showcases talented Kiwi performers in burlesque, belly dancing, circo arts, comedy, drag and a lot more. Halo Venue, Sat 30 Jun, FB/LighttheLampNZ


exciting chamber ensembles heads our way with music from Haydn, Britten, and a new commission from New Zealand’s own Gareth Farr. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Mon 2 Jul,


most iconic and foremost bands are making their way around NZ to mark their 25th anniversary. The Foundry, Sat 7 Jul,


Andrew Lloyd Webber, this concert will be an unforgettable evening. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 13 Jul – Sun 15 Jul,



magician of his generation is on tour, and heads into Horncastle Arena for a live demo of his “How did he just do that?” skills that’s sure to entertain the whole family. Horncastle Arena, Fri 20/Sat 21 Jul,

TASH SULTANA LIVE MUSIC Making big waves in the

music scene, Tash Sultana is bringing her one woman band to the 03 to rock Horncastle Arena, with smash hits such as ‘Jungle’ and ‘Notion’ likely to be on the cards. Horncastle Arena, Fri 27 Jul,

FESTIVAL This showcase of some of

the best local brews (both beer and cider) from Canterbury and further afield is back. Cathedral Square, Sat 7 Jul,

DAVE DOBBYN LIVE MUSIC Iconic Kiwi musician,

Dave Dobbyn, is bringing a little slice of heaven when he touches down at the Blue Smoke for his only Christchurch show. Blue Smoke, Sat 7 Jul,


the hits of two of the greatest in musical theatre, Cole Porter and




Canadian-born, New Zealandbased honky-tonk chanteuse is set to bring music from new album SASSAFRASS! to town. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 27 July,


Martin Riseley leads the orchestra on an exotic musical journey, also featuring as a soloist for pieces by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 28 Jul,



FILM The city’s cinephiles will once

again be clearing the decks for this annual highlight of the film calendar with the best films from around the world on display. Isaac Theatre Royal/Hoyts Northlands, Thu 2 Aug – Sun 19 Aug,


own twist on one of Stephen King’s greatest psychological thrillers. The Court Theatre, Sat 4 Aug – Sat 25 Aug,


Handel, Haydn and Mozart on the cards, Ensemble Zefiro will entertain audiences with this light and elegant evening of entertainment. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Mon 13 Aug,

Bob Dylan, is heading our way and set to fill Horncastle Arena with songs from his vast back catalogue spanning six decades! Horncastle Arena, Tue 28 Aug,



LIVE MUSIC Cellist Ashley Brown

joins the CSO for the New Zealand premiere of a tour de force which will see works from Grieg, Debussy and Gulda being performed. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 18 Aug,


PEACE TRAIN: A TRIBUTE TO CAT STEVENS brings his critically-acclaimed tribute show to Christchurch for a night of music and story-telling dedicated to the one and only Cat Stevens. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 29 Aug,


The Arts Centre will be lit up in a glorious spectacle at this iconic and innovative city light installation for seven days. Wed 8 Aug – Tue 12 Aug, Christchurch Botanic Gardens,

Disney in this ice-skating spectacular. All of your fave Disney characters such as; Elsa, Moana, and the Toy Story crew will be in attendance! Horncastle Arena, Fri 10 Aug – Sun 12 Aug,

brought you Legendary Divas and Bombshell, this critically-acclaimed one woman play starring Ali Harper is set to entice and delight. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 25 Aug,

LIVE MUSIC With works from

FESTIVAL The Botanic Gardens and

FESTIVAL Playing host to

international and New Zealand speakers discussing an array of topics, this five-day programme will challenge, entertain and knock your socks off! Various Venues, Wed 29 Aug – Sun 2 Sep, 

FAMILY Celebrate the legacy of

THEATRE From the team who






rock legends Queens of the Stone Age will roll into Horncastle Arena for another monster night of their big Villains tour. Horncastle Arena, Sat 25 Aug,

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year, iconic New Zealand band The Phoenix Foundation join forces with the NZSO for a remarkable concert experience. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 30 Aug,


“SASSAFRASS! is the mouthy love-child of a series of events that led to its conception.” THE LAST WORD


Cityscape chats with the musical force of nature that is Tami Neilson about her new album SASSAFRASS!, upcoming tour and rocking to her own beat in life.

What was it like growing up in a musical family? We pulled together and encouraged each other through the very hard times of having nothing and eating from food banks after being swindled by our management, to celebrating the exciting milestones of hearing our song on Top 40 country radio for the first time, to opening for Johnny Cash. My favourite memory is that sense of being part of a family unit, sharing all the successes and failures together, as opposed to being a solo artist. Tell us about the inspiration behind SASSAFRASS! SASSAFRASS! is the mouthy love-child of a series of events that led to its conception. Becoming a parent, losing a parent, turning 40 – all these things drastically change your perspective and priorities. I suddenly realised that life is too short to take the judgements of others who don’t have your best interest at heart. It happened to coincide with a huge movement for the equality of women around the world and all those ingredients really emboldened me. I guess it’s all about coming into my confidence.

You totally rock live; what’s your secret to bringing it? Physically, I really try to protect my health and my voice when I’m touring so I have the energy to bring it every night. Mentally, I listen to or watch clips of the performers that inspire me while I’m doing my hair and makeup before a show. Sharon Jones, Paul Janeway, Tank Ball, James Brown – all mind-blowing performers that leave a stage for dead when they’re done with it. Your music touches on a number of genres – how do you describe it? I guess I always think of the genres I perform as a family – soul, rockabilly, country, blues and gospel all spring from the same well, they all come from the deep Southern States. Who have been your biggest musical influences? My Dad (Ron Neilson), Etta James, Judy Garland, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Patsy Cline, Sharon Jones, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Bobbie Gentry, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples... I’d take up this whole damn page if you let me! ‘Stay Outta My Business’ is such a powerhouse track – where did it come from? On tour last year I had people criticising me on a nightly basis for leaving my children at home and not taking them with me on tour, “How can you leave your children? They need their mother!” It was a very hard time and I had to do a lot of work on breaking the cycle of guilt and shame society places on mothers who work. I had an epiphany one day while reading a blog of another musician mother who takes her children with her on tour – and she was getting the same criticism every night after her shows, but, it was “How can you drag them around with you on tour? They need routine – they



should be in bed!” I suddenly realised that no matter what you do in this life, you will be judged and criticised, so, you may as well do what is best for you and your family and what makes you all happy. This song is my anthem, celebrating that freedom! There are so many killer quotes about you; what’s your favourite? My two recent faves are a couple from the U.S: “Tami Neilson is a full-tilt badass monster of music” (Saving Country Music) and “...a fire breathing R&B belter on her own terms” (Rolling Stone Country). They’re tied for first at the moment. What’s the secret to a gravitydefying beehive? A good rat tail comb, Quick Tease hairspray by Redken and some strong-grip bobby pins. What do you have in store for us at the Isaac Theatre Royal? I’ve recorded my last three albums in Lyttelton, so it’s exciting to take the show back to where this music was all created. I cannot wait to tear up that stage with my Hot Rockin’ Band of Rhythm and have an ass-shakin’ celebration of sass! Tami Neilson, Isaac Theatre Royal, July 27,

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Cityscape Winter 2018  

Cityscape magazine is the ultimate, on-the-ground guide/lifestyle bible for those looking to explore and experience the very best Christchur...

Cityscape Winter 2018  

Cityscape magazine is the ultimate, on-the-ground guide/lifestyle bible for those looking to explore and experience the very best Christchur...