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Front cover Christchurch Arts Festival 27 August – 20 September Lady Rizo - Under Uncovering the myth of the diva, Lady Rizo peels back her layers for an hilarious and intimate show about love and sex. Thursday 3 September (sold out), Friday 4 September, and Saturday 5 September. Tickets www.artsfestival.co.nz

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Think about it… “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half

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EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE

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hat unique and extraordinary people our intriguing city produces. In this issue alone we meet an exceptional range of Cantabrians from one who has opened a lodge to nurture women only, to a comedienne, stylists, restaurateurs and award-winning architectural designers. While many of our most talented inevitably head overseas to pursue their dreams, a good many of them return, even if just for a short time, because another thing that Christchurch does is forge strong ties. Cal Wilson is one such talented performer who is returning to the city to perform in the Christchurch Arts Festival. Her ability to think quickly on her feet and her skill in describing everyday occurrences in a quirky new way has made this comedienne one we all love to laugh with (page 8). It will also be a homecoming for former Canterbury Opera singer Angus Wood and Christchurch born Jared Holt when they perform in Puccini’s emotionally charged Madama Butterfly – the first production in Christchurch since the earthquakes for New Zealand Opera (page 10). In our fashion section you will have the opportunity to see the depth of skill from our local in-store stylists, models, hair stylists and makeup artists with Metropol’s Stylists’ Challenge – a fashion photo shoot that took place in the elegant and atmospheric Heritage Hotel (page 28-31). Our famous restaurateurs are not missed out – catch up with news on the hospitality scene in the city in our cuisine section, including news of Tony Astle’s plans for on The Terrace. And finally, while Christchurch may have lost many beautiful homes and buildings, there is reason to celebrate as we witness many new and innovative ones now gracing our skyscape with their inspiring lines. This year’s ADNZ Architectural Design Awards for Canterbury and Westland were recently announced with nine regional awards being given to six winning local designers. Meet some of our city’s finest designers and enjoy a browse of their inspirational work (pages 54-57).

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WELLNESS

Cantab' opens lodge for women A lodge for women who need time out is about to open south of Auckland.

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rarimu Lodge is the result of one woman's dream to offer a place of peace and tranquility for women who need an escape from life's stressors and pressures. Jane Henderson, an Aucklander originally from Christchurch, wanted to create a residential lodge just for women who need a break to address their issues with alcohol or other drugs or the byproducts of stress such as anxiety and depression. 'I felt a need to give women an experience like mine,' says Jane, who five years ago spent three weeks at a residential programme and quit drinking

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alcohol. She thinks there's a hole in the market for women 'who are often the ones who need treatment, but are too busy with caring for children and working full time'. The stressors can be overwhelming, she says, and sometimes women 'just need somewhere to find a bit of peace'. Her services on offer at the lodge will include one-to-one counselling and group therapy with an experienced clinician. Other activities for residents will include walking in the native bush, horse riding, therapeutic massage and other specialist services if requested. Jane, who has a medical background,

ed Sometimes women 'just ne '. nd a bit of peace fi to e er h ew m so

bought the 11-acre property at Ararimu off Auckland's Southern Motorway and renovated the five bedroom family home to luxury-lodge standards. Ararimu Lodge opened early this month. For more information: www.ararimulodge.com or phone Jane Henderson on 021 0735 865.


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Perfection on a plate A ward-winning restaurant Lombardi in one of Queenstown's premier boutique hotels, Hotel St Moritz, has launched a new winter menu. New additions include crusted Otago hare loin, an extremely tender dish when cooked medium-rare, with potato and herbed gnocchi – rich with the taste of the Mediterranean. And Akaroa salmon fillet with smoked fish chowder, vegetable parisienne, bok choy and fried quail egg. Lombardi classics include Atlantic scallops and pork belly – a match made in heaven, and Central Otago lamb – cooked for 48 hours at 70C. Executive chef Avi Yochay is Lombardi's key ingredient. Born in Israel, his culinary style is heavily influenced by a range of cultures and cuisines, brought into his country by travelling Jews who settled from all over the world.

The crusted Otago hare loin with carrot puree, broad beans and pea tendrils.

The Akaroa salmon fillet with smoked fish chowder, vegetable parisienne, bok choy and fried quail egg.

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Whisky Galore is hosting a whisky tasting event at Cup Café on Tuesday 4 August at 7pm. Whisky Galore is New Zealand's premier supplier of single malts and scotch blended whiskys. For those with experience in 'the water of life' and for those who would like to learn more this whisky event is not to be missed. Enjoy the views over Christchurch from Cup Café on a winter's evening while sampling some delicious drams from one of the Whisky Galore team. For more information and bookings go to www.katiejaneevents.co.nz

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Q & A D

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espite Australia trying to claim her, comedienne Cal Wilson is a Kiwi, and not only that but a born and bred Cantabrian. She attended high school and University here and went on to co-found the Court Jesters improv group in 1990. She was part of the NZ team that won the World Theatresports title in Los Angeles in 1994. She received the inaugural ‘Billy T Award’, NZ’s most prestigious comedy award recognising comedians with outstanding potential in 1997 and was judged Best Comedian 2000 by Metro magazine. Cal has ricocheted between NZ and Australia over the years honing her skills in stand-up, radio and TV where she was a regular panellist on TV3’s ‘7 Days’. She’s also taken her skill to Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and had a successful season of her one woman show ‘Jekyll and Bride’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Cal returns to Christchurch for the Christchurch Arts Festival. She will be performing her show ‘It Could Have Been Me’ on 10 and 11 September…

At what stage in life did your skill and desire for improv, comedy and live performance begin to show? I always loved making people laugh, but it really kicked in at high school. Burnside High had such a great Drama department, and such encouraging teachers, and it was doing Theatresports at school that really set me on the comedy path. How did it feel then to make people laugh and is this still what drives you? I was really shy, and making people laugh was a great alternative to having to make proper conversation. Making people laugh onstage feels amazing – like when you crack a great joke at a party, but magnified 100 times. What inspired you to follow this path as a career? I just really loved performing. I didn’t really have a plan, but work gets you work, and I just kept going. I always thought I’d like to be an actor, and finally, playing characters in this show, I get to be! What does it take to make a great comedian? The ability to describe ordinary things in a new way, and the desire to do that in front of heaps of strangers.

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It’s like going on a blind date with hundreds of people at once. You were immersed in improv in your early days - how does it feel when you step on stage in front of a new audience? It’s exciting. It’s like going on a blind date with hundreds of people at once. Sometimes you hit it off instantly, other times it’s a slow burn, sometimes you all want it to be over as soon as possible. Live performance, TV, radio… you are quite an all-round media talent – what’s your favourite skill? Being able to think on my feet, it comes in handy for everything. Have you ever been stumped on stage, and if so how do you recover? We were performing in an old Elephant house at a zoo, and all the power went out. We got people to hold up their phones, and we shouted all our jokes, until the power came back. What is the best thing about stand-up comedy? Being in a room full of people who are all joined together by one thing What is the most challenging thing during a live performance? Really drunk people can be tricky, because they can throw your timing off. Or they can throw up over the row in front of them. I have experienced both these things. Where do you get inspiration from for your shows? The things that happen in life. Life throws stuff at you, that you wouldn’t accept as plausible, if it was in a novel. You may as well use it as material!

Tell us about your new show for the Christchurch Arts Festival – ‘It Could Have Been Me’… It’s a show about all the people I could have been if I’d made different decisions. I said that to an elderly lady at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and she said “Oh. Was one of THEM a success?” What do you do before a show? I pace about and mutter under my breath. And after? I loll about with wine. On a more personal note what is your favourite drink? Wine. Especially if Pegasus Bay made it. What is one thing Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? I only learnt to swim last year. What were you doing the last time the thought went through your head, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Learning to swim. If you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Get swimming lessons now. Otherwise you’ll be learning in your early forties, in a class right next to your five year old son’s. What is one book you would recommend everyone read? Only one? OK, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. If everyone else reads it, I’ll be able to stop lending out my copy. What’s next on the wish list? A show with less props. I had to bring a whole extra suitcase. Next year – just chatting. Tickets: www.artsfestival.co.nz

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In what is a homecoming in many ways, opera singers from all over the world are returning to Christchurch to perform in an emotionally charged production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

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t will also be a homecoming for New Zealand Opera, which will celebrate its Christchurch connection with its first production since the earthquakes in the beautifully refurbished Isaac Theatre Royal with a five-night season, beginning on Thursday, July 23. “This is a special event for New Zealand Opera and the level of artists is as high as anything we've ever had in Christchurch – it's a fine cast,” says David Kelly, the production's répétiteur, who is the vocal coach and accompanying pianist during rehearsals. Madama Butterfly has brought home from Germany former Canterbury Opera singer Angus Wood, in the role of the cad Pinkerton, and Christchurch-born Jared

Holt as Sharpless. New Zealand mezzo Kristin Darragh is also back from Germany, while Wellingtonraised James Rodgers has returned from New York. Dunedin-raised Robert Tucker and Dunedin-born Martin Snell, who are now both based in Switzerland, are here for their respective roles of Prince Yamadori and Butterfly's fearsome uncle, The Bonze. The Christchurch Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus is at full strength, with 32 singers creating the silken sea of sound that is so hauntingly familiar in the Humming Chorus. New Zealand Opera's emerging artists Jarvis Dams, Chelsea Dolman, Emily Scott and Christian Thurston will share roles and


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also contribute to the chorus. Many chorus members have come from Dunedin and other parts of the South Island, volunteering to sing in the opera. “They're coming just for the experience. This will be the largest chorus we've ever had for an opera in Christchurch. It will fill the theatre with sound,” says David, who is also a Christchurch man specially returning for this production. The title role will be played by acclaimed French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels, who has performed in magnificent opera houses all around the world. Before arriving in Christchurch from Paris, Duprels was shown photographs of the inside of the Isaac Theatre Royal. She was impressed by its beauty and said she was

really looking forward to coming here. The soprano has already received high praise in international reviews for her virtuosic performances as Butterfly. “Duprels throws her body and soul into her music,” declared England's Daily Telegraph last year, while The Times critic wrote, “Duprels' singing blazes with more and more passion as the evening progresses.” This elaborately produced version of Madama Butterfly will be the same as the sell-out show performed in Wellington and Auckland in 2013, although the cast will be completely new. Conductor Francesco Pasqualetti is a world-renowned Puccini expert who returns after delighting audiences last year with the NZ Opera Christchurch season of La bohème.

Photo by Patric Seng

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GETTING ARTY WITH BRYCE GALLERY Otago artist Geoff Williams showcased large Central Otago landscapes, along with wonderful character paintings and drawings at Christchurch’s popular Bryce Gallery, a well-attended night which offered something special for the arty crowd!

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OUT & ABOUT

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OUT & ABOUT

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The Ladykillers, an irresistibly twisted black comedy in which a gang of criminal misfits pose as an amateur chamber orchestra, opens The Court Theatre’s Meridian Energy 2015/16 season on 25 July.

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he story is about an elderly lady living in a tumbled down house in King's Cross, London, who needs a lodger. When the charming Professor Marcus turns up on Mrs Wilberforce’s doorstep, she couldn’t be happier. It's even better when his friends arrive to rehearse for their amateur string quintet. Of course, they are not what they seem. The quintet is in fact a band of crooks who plant themselves in the old lady’s upstairs room to plan a bank heist.

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won rave reviews when it premièred on the West End in 2011. The Court Theatre’s production brings together a group of New Zealand theatre heavyweights under the direction of Ross Gumbley. The cast includes Rima Te Wiata, Philip Aldridge, Geoffrey Heath, John Bach, Dan Bain, Andrew Ford, and Tim Bartlett. The Ladykillers season run from 25 July to 28 August 2015 at The Court Theatre. To Book phone (03) 963 0870 or visit www.courttheatre.org.nz.

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LOCAL FUNCTION VENUE HOSTS WESTPAC CHOPPER APPEAL Omarino Wine Park made a striking backdrop for the inaugural High Tea and Fashion Show Westpac Chopper Appeal fundraiser recently held at the Harewood Road function venue.

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RETIRING IN STYLE Becoming a resident at Fendalton Retirement Village allows you to live in one of the city's best loved suburbs, make new friends among like minded people and enjoy a safe, warm, comfortable, friendly place to call home.

The Great Gatsby theme allowed families and residents to dress up in 1920s style

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The most recent event was a mid-winter Christmas party. The Great Gatsby theme allowed families and residents to dress up in 1920s style if they wished, have a few drinks and nibbles and listen to live music. Residents who desire a more social environment can glance at the daily timetable which includes exercise, activities, outings and entertainment, enabling them to enjoy the companionship of other residents and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. When making the move from a family

home that can be a burden, and the stress of living alone, Fendalton's team of registered and enrolled nurses, well trained caregivers and an activity coordinator, ensure the needs of all residents are met with genuine quality and continuity of care. Surrounded by exquisite gardens and within easy proximity of local shops, library and bus services, Fendalton offers warmth, comfort and peace of mind. For information and enquiries about Fendalton and Elmswood Retirement Villages contact Sales Consultant Donna Monk at Elmswood Retirement Village, phone (03) 351 0974 (ext 716) or 021 241 9979, or email sales@elmswood.co.nz.

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Duncan Cotterill Plaza is sympathetic to the adjacent Knox Church

Passed first BASE Duncan Cotterill Plaza is the first building in the city to achieve a rating under BASE (Building a Sustainable Environment) – the sustainability tool developed specially for the rebuild.

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he four-storey, mixed-use development, at 148 Victoria St, was designed by +MAP Architects and is owned by John Ryder. Offices and retail space are complemented by a courtyard and memorial sculpture. The development opened last month. BASE is a simple, introductory-level green building assessment for the Christchurch rebuild, developed by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) in conjunction with Christchurch City Council. It was launched in 2012 as a way to foster a healthy, efficient rebuilt city with reduced environmental impact – in line

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with the vision that emerged from the 'Share an Idea' public consultation project. BASE is particularly suited to small and medium commercial buildings, including mixed-use developments. NZGBC chief executive Alex Cutler says certifying the first BASE rating is a positive landmark in the rebuild, and a signal that meeting green building standards is affordable and achievable for developers. “BASE was developed to achieve buildings that are 20% more efficient than Building Code in terms of energy and water use, with a healthier indoor environment. This makes them more

attractive to tenants and means they will hold their value over the long term,” says Ms Cutler. Ryder says he wanted to give something back to the city, and Duncan Cotterill Plaza was an exciting chance to build something innovative and distinctive. “We're thrilled to have created a building that has a lighter environmental footprint and is more efficient and attractive for tenants,” says Ryder. “It's also sensitive to the needs of the city. Duncan Cotterill Plaza is set back from the road, so its position and scale are sympathetic to the adjacent Knox Church, an important heritage icon.”


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IN THE CITY

CITY HOME TO COUNTRY’S LARGEST PUBLIC SCULPTURE A new permanent landmark is now standing tall over the Canterbury Plains, after Neil Dawson s Fanfare New Zealand s largest public sculpture was o cially presented and illuminated for the rst time on June 10, with Dame Adrienne Stewart, trustees and the team at SCAPE Public Art celebrating the installation of the 25-metre tall sphere at Mashina Lounge Christchurch Casino.

Ruvae Britten, Graeme Rose & Angela Bennett Lucy Owen, Elise Falgeirettes Noel Kelly Chambers, John Luxton Jill Kearns, Morison, Sue White Steve Collins & Liz Davies

Gina Dymand, Victoria Taylor, Liz Davies

Phoebe & Michael Fulton

Quin Henderson, Tracey Chambers

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Neil Dawson

Carolyne Grant, Amelia Hitchcock

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Looking positively radiant! Formal season is upon us! The team at H&B know that your formals, balls, and special occasions are sneaking up quickly, but no need to fret – they're ready to lend a hand!

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ith beautiful hair-ups and gorgeous La Biosthetique make up, you'll be looking positively radiant for your big night. Not only does H&B provide these essential services, they also offer organic spray tans and amazing manicures, pedicures, and shellac nails! With a wide range of other beauty treatments, your pre-formal services can also be ticked off your list with the help of H&B. Offering tinting, waxing, IPL, luxurious facials, massages (and much more!) their team are set to get you looking your absolute best! Whether you want an elegant hair-up, something a little crazy, or just some gorgeous curls, they're there to make your vision a reality. H&B have two formal packages for the formal season. The first is a hair up and make up formal package. Our second also includes a spray tan leaving you looking svelte and glowing. Both packages include a temporary set of Flirt lashes to make your eyes pop that little bit more!” the team says. Armed with the latest trend make up and the H&B creative spark, they can put together your perfect formal look! Give them a call, email, or pop into the salon to book your formal appointment, but hurry, appointments are being snapped up quickly! Phone the salon on (03) 381 8939, email at info@hairart.co.nz, or head over to their website: hairart.co.nz.

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Stylish swimwear: From beach to resort… The warm summer waters of Europe and the South Pacific are the perfect escape from the chill of winter. All part of the fun is looking your best beach or poolside with the very latest in swimwear now available at Ballantynes.

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pring/summer trends bring a rich diversity of styles, new shapes, and pop of colour to meet the expectations and demands of the fashionable crowd,” says Liz McNicholl, swimwear buyer from Ballantynes. High-neck crop tops and high-neck one-piece swimsuits create beautiful clean lines and individual style, with Seafolly's new look Goddess range including very on trend keyhole necklines. There are sporty looks with functional front zips and texture, and the emergence of a strong bold trend with block colours and minimalistic pieces for maximum impact. For colours look for deep indigo or black, bound in fresh white, and bright nectarine.

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A favourite in store is the very stylish and flattering high-neck one-piece from Seafolly's Coast To Coast range, with its sporty engineered textured stripes created from European eyelet knit fabric in classic black and white. Beyond the beach, Seafolly has a great selection of resort wear, with cotton gauze kaftans, jumpsuits, flattering easy

wear pants, maxi dresses, and stunning summer dresses. Tigerlily continues to find individual inspiration for each range it creates, with Kazakhstan in Central Asia the feel behind their Kazak range. Think opulent borders emulating fine embroidery, geometric patterns on rich indigo, and retro inspired '50s halter with moulded cups, side support with powermesh/boning and soft neck and back ties. Ballantynes also stock Sunseeker, Jantzen and Togs - all from sundrenched Australia. Sunseeker's range is built around cup sizes, so as to offer the best fit for every woman, and also uses features such as ruching and twist bandeaus to make sure all body shapes look great in their designs.


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Snowy days call for a little more accessorising. Dial up the warmth with the latest Ecopossum™ snoods, scarves and handwarmers, in store and online now. Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph: 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph: 365 9533

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Olive trees have survived thousands of years due to their powerful defence system of bitter-tasting compounds in their leaves, ghting disease, bacteria and decay.

ANCIENT TREES: secret to longevity

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he oldest olive trees with continuous historical records are growing in the Garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem, and are almost 2000 years old, although there are trees in parts of Greece said to be more than 3000 years old. During this time, and still today, the olive branch was used as a sign of peace and goodwill but the fruit and leaves were used for food and health. The bene ts of olive oil in the classic Mediterranean Diet are well documented. However, olive leaf extract made from freshpicked leaves can have more than 30 times the healing antioxidant polyphenols present in extra virgin olive oils. Laboratory research on the health bene ts of fresh olive leaves has concentrated mainly on the polyphenol oleuropein. It shows that fresh leaf extract has a 400 percent greater

our act in y r t x e f a olive le mmune Having e your i v i g n a eam c eeds. bloodstr oost it n b e h t system

antioxidant capacity than vitamin C, and about double the power of green tea or grapeseed extracts. This means it is a powerful non-toxic immune support, mainly working for you by supporting strong immune defences against pathogens in your system. This is important when you are run down, and the reason most people regain energy when taking it. It also has the advantage of not harming good gut bacteria a major advantage as about 70 percent of your immunity resides in your gut, with good bacteria playing a key role. At this time of the year with winter's ills and chills rampant, having olive leaf extract in your bloodstream can give your immune system the boost it needs to help you keep on top of winter threats. Article resource: Health 2000

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New home for FRENCH

It is has been a small move in terms of distance but an important one for Cosi Fan Tutte. “We are thrilled to be part of the Atrium,” says manager Julie from their spacious new home directly off the Atrium at The Tannery.

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hey have made good use of their new store, extending their range of French Vintage inspired pieces, all which have their own special touch of beauty and back story. Soft cotton, linen, silks and wool fill their racks of clothing, with the natural fibres in an array of colours close to nature – the beautiful silks of Widdess from Auckland, Jiva's soft velvets and wools, and the flowing linen gauze pieces of Eva's Sunday from Auckland. Renowned Danish design magazine, Jeanne

d'Arc Living, also have their own line of clothing, JDL, reflecting their Nordic style. Julie describes them as having an organic feel, with soft linens and lace detailing on the long flowing dresses and tops. A visit to Cosi Fan Tutte is a sensory experience – backed against the scent of Aromatherapy Co. candles, the textures of sheer scarves and hessian cushions welcome fingers to run over them. “We invite people to touch and to feel and explore,” says Julie, running her own

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French Vintage inspired pieces, all which have their own special touch of beauty and back story.

VINTAGE BOUTIQUE hands over the soft leather feel of their Matt & Nat vegan handbags. Ever popular are their classic items such as Moulin Roty, a French toy maker specialising in beautifully designed and made dolls including Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf – all made perfectly sized for little hands to hold and play with. “We're building up strong local connections,” says Julie, with the store also having a strong focus on locally made and sustainable products when possible. This means locally made candles from Kandle Co., Klippan blankets made from New Zealand lambs' wool, New Zealand designed jewellery by Pam Kerr, and Australian made Murchison-Hume cleaning products, including a dog grooming kit, which are made from all natural ingredients. From floor level to high up in their

“People like the feeling of timelessness in here.” ceiling space, more of their homeware is scattered across the store, including large rustic wooden furniture, tableware, and in the far corner a bedroom setting complete with Bianca Lorenne linen and Arcanum cushions. “People like the feeling of timelessness in here,” says Julie. Visit Cosi Fan Tutte at their new location, Shop 30 in the Atrium at The Tannery and on Facebook, or give them a call on (03) 389 3897.

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Christchurch

STYLISTS' challenge

“A girl should be two things:

classy and fabulous.” - Coco Chanel

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id-winter's a time when our wardrobes can appear uninspiring and dull, but with the coldest weather still on its way we thought it was time to discover inspiration from some of the top retailers in the city… Metropol approached seven leading fashion retailers from around town, covering a range of styles from high end to quirky and casual, and asked them to each style one of the beautiful models from Portfolio Model Agency in their latest looks. After styling, each model's look was complemented with beautiful hair styling by corkin+friends and the latest in makeup trends by Kristen Stewart School of Makeup. Metropol photographer Wendy Cook did the fashion shoot on location in the grand Heritage Hotel in The Square. Have a browse and be newly inspired by the cooler months' fashion that will take you stylishly through to spring…

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Retailer: JANE DANIELS Styled by: Josie Pasane Model: Magdalena Varley - Portfolio Model Agency Garments: Jane Daniels Tunic with Leather Shoulders (on sale $499), Jane Daniels Asymmetrical Wrap Coat – Italian Wool in Lapis Lazuli (on sale $765). Shoes by Andrea Biani Merivale - Kobe Husk Gemma Boot (on sale $169) Bag: Stylist's own Hair styled by: Katie Grigg of corkin+friends Make-up by: Stacey Harrington of KSSM Photography by: Wendy Cook


Christchurch

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STYLISTS' challenge

Retailer: BALLANTYNES Styled by: Michelle Anderson Models: Averill Moser (headpiece) ,Chris North & Laura Smith - Portfolio Model Agency Garments & shoes: Averill: Stolen Girlfriends Grit N Glory Dress $349, Seventh and Figg Headdress for Ballantynes $415, Mi Piaci Broken Heart Heel $120 Laura: Kate Sylvester Stella Dress $416, Oroton Muse Handbag $159, Swarovski Attract Pierced Earrings Triple Jacket $179, Swarovski Aromatic Brooch $299, Moochi Faux Fur Scarf $139.99, Levante Lucrezia Tights $29.99, Mi Piaci Neutron Black Boot $390. Chris: Ted Baker Nitetro Trouser $329, Ted Baker Grettel Shirt $239, Ted Baker Niteyes Blazer $629, Joe Black Elite Jacket $599, British Bag Company Sophos Briefcase $459, Maxims Bow Tie $35, Lloyd Paltos Dress Boot $449 Hair styled by: Laura and Chris: Stewart Corkin; Averill: Hannah Macdonald – corkin+friends Make-up for all models by: Tessa Taylor – KSSM Photography by: Wendy Cook

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Christchurch

STYLISTS' challenge Retailer: TAYLOR BOUTIQUE Styled by: Sophie Foote Model: Georgia Easter - Portfolio Model Agency Garments: Barter Jacket $497 (in store end of July), Silk Mesh Camber Tunic $295, Arrow Lace Pursue Tunic $247, Station Tunic $377, Fixture Jean $397 (in store end of July), Dublino Tote in Black by Vic Matte $489, Maske C2 - Burnt Havana Frame Sunglasses $465. Shoes stylist's own Hair styled by: Katie Grigg of corkin+friends Make-up by: Alice Lambie of KSSM Photography by: Wendy Cook

Retailer: UNTOUCHED WORLD Styled by: Annabelle Milne Model: Madison Hare-Reid – Portfolio Model Agency Garments: Untouched World Breeze Shrug, 100% Merino, in Silver $379; Skim Top, 95% Merino, 5% Lycra, in Mineral $239; Slouchy Bee Pants, 60% Merino, 40% Modal, in Charcoal $199 Hair styled by: Stewart Corkin of corkin+friends Make-up by: Charlotte April of KSSM Photography by: Wendy Cook

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STYLISTS' challenge Retailer: RAW NOVA Styled by: Gail Rees and Allie Rees Model: Daniella Campbell, Portfolio Model Agency Garments: Third Form Formality Coat $223 was $319 and Third Form Side Swipe Jumpsuit $199 was $299. Senso Taffy heels in Ebony Lizard $175 were $349. Sass and Bide Alayna sunglasses $269. Silk & Steel Kiss Me Quick silver earrings $79. Stolen Girlfriends Club silver Claw rings in onyx and smoky quartz both $349, SGC silver Jaws smoky quartz ring $449 and SGC silver Stolen Band ring $199 Hair styled by: Katie Grigg of corkin+friends Make-up by: Francessca Lundy of KSSM Photography by: Wendy Cook

Retailer: FIRKLOVER Styled by: Clover Qi Model: Rebecca Dore of Portfolio Model Agency Garments: Boyfriend Coat $329, Striped '60s Mini Dress $129, Mustard Socks $15, Manderine Clutch cross-body Bag $169 Hair styled by: Katie Grigg of corkin+friends Make-up by: Anna Hawke of KSSM Photography by: Wendy Cook

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Aesthetically pleasing & comfortable Is your dilemma when eating out “I hope they serve fish”? Do you find yourself limited to soft food because your dentures don't allow you to chew your food properly?

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any denture wearers can experience difficulty in carrying out normal functional activities. This may be due to a number of factors, one of which is the ability to control the dentures effectively while eating and speaking. Gilbert Matravers and Helen Fowke at Merivale Denture Clinic know that the need for dentures to function correctly the key to enjoying a healthy, balanced lifestyle - is equally as important as the look and fit of dentures. It is critical when designing dentures to incorporate features that will aid stability in the function. With their knowledge, experience and expertise, Gilbert and Helen have perfected their skills in the art of carefully positioning and balancing the teeth on their dentures to achieve optimum stability allowing for normal function to be restored. The special techniques they use result

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Helen Fowke and Gilbert Matravers in teeth being placed in the client's correct natural position, which is generally also the most aesthetically pleasing. This gives better control of the denture when eating and speaking leading to improved confidence.

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Gilbert and Helen are passionate about their art and committed to providing a top quality product and service to ensure you are totally satisfied with your new smile. If you are having problems with your existing dentures talk to Gilbert or Helen at Merivale Denture Clinic. You can be assured they will take the time to listen and endeavor to understand your needs. They will give you obligation-free advice and tailor an individual treatment solution that suits you. Merivale Denture Clinic is located at 206b Papanui Rd, Merivale – phone (03) 355 4704. www.merivaledentureclinic.co.nz.

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By Cheryl Colley

SUN-KISSED BEAUTY “If someone had said to me five years ago that I would be involved in the spray tanning industry I would have told them they were quite mad.” Matt Docherty of Sun Kissed Tan (SKT) Tanning Salons laughs at the sheer unpredictability of life.

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o how did a man who sold electrical goods become a real entrepreneur in spray tanning, owning salons in Christchurch, Auckland and on the Gold Coast and with plans to open salons in the United States? “It was a combination of sheer accident and of serendipity. My wife Diana used to spray tan from home and was convinced we could make a business from it. A tiny shop with a very small rent became available in Ilam and we took the plunge. From 10 -15 tans a week to begin, we then just grew and grew. Currently in our two Christchurch salons we provide over 600 tans a week. That means 14 tans every hour we are open.” Matt and Diana certainly tapped into a gap in the market. Once reserved only for special occasions, SKT salons have changed the face of tanning offering high quality spray tanning at fantastic prises. “Right now we're into school formal season and are fully booked with 15 – 18 year olds who want that “sun kissed” look to show off their beautiful dresses to best effect. Our prices make spray tanning really accessible to these young women.” Matt adds that SKT are the official provider of spray tanning to Dancing with the Stars “which cements our claim

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Supporting the Hospice one jacket at a time… “There would be few people who have not had, or will not have, someone they know, or love, cared for at the Nurse Maude Hospice,” says Sue Bramwell, Nurse Maude's General Manager of Marketing.

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he first hospice shop opened in Merivale in 2008 and there are now seven across the city; in Merivale, Avonhead, Sumner, The Palms, Beckenham, Bishopdale and Kaiapoi, all run by a combination of staff and volunteers and open seven days a week. “Our hospice shops are very much part of the community,” says Sue, “and everyone who donates to, or buys from, us is directly supporting the Nurse Maude Hospice.” Right now the hospice shops are in dire need of good quality winter clothing, particularly women's tops and jackets and larger sized women's clothing. “We are struggling to keep up with the demand for these in all our shops,” says Sue. “So whether you're cleaning out your wardrobe or just have one jersey, jacket or warm top that you no longer wear, we'd be delighted to see you.” Clothing can be dropped off at any of the hospice shops. Sue says the ongoing support of the Nurse Maude Hospice relies heavily on the generosity of the people of Canterbury.

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to welcome Orthodontist Dr Christine Bailey to the practice. Chrissy, is excited to be back in her home town, and invites your inquiry. Providing treatment options for all ages including Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces to fit your individual needs and desired results. Our vision is to provide excellence in both orthodontic treatment and service Branch practice in Rangiora.

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Medical Research trains enquiring minds It's easy to understand why some may have questioned the need for a medical research foundation back in 1961 when Professor Don Beaven and a group of committed Rotarians formed the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.

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fter all, isn't Christchurch too small to be running worldleading medical research? Isn't New Zealand too small to expect to lead the world in such huge global health problems as cancer, heart disease and neurological conditions? “The answer”, says Kate Russell, CEO of CMRF, “is a resounding 'no'. Prof Beaven's reasoning for starting CMRF is as true today as it was in 1961”. “If we want to draw the best medical doctors to our hospitals, then we must provide research opportunities for them to extend their knowledge and to develop enquiring minds that when

“If we want to draw the best medical doctors to our hospitals, then we must provide research opportunities for them to extend their knowledge.” confronted with a difficult case, dig deeper, go further and approach diagnosis with the ability to think laterally,” says Ms Russell. For that reason and to encourage and enable young researchers to further their careers in medical science, the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation gives more than a million dollars each

year in grants for research into the conditions that affect so many New Zealanders, limiting both their quality and length of life. The foundation welcomes donations toward its work from individuals, trusts and businesses. If you are interested in supporting them, visit www.cmrf.org.nz or phone Caroline on (03) 3531 245.

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others are notoriously absent from family snapshots, and for a good reason… they're often the ones holding the camera. As they painstakingly record their children's growth and development, parents can forget their children also want pictures and memories of their mother and father. Too often, the feeling of being self-conscious or unimportant crowds parents out of family photographs. With that in mind, I was lured out of the house on a chilly autumnal morning. I was not going to be the one behind the camera, but rather in the frame with my girls, and my photographer, Juliette Capaldi, promised me that it would be worth it. When we arrived, she was already there;

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a small, cheerful woman bobbing about in rust coloured leaves that litter Hagley Park. “Isn't it great,” she said. And once my nerves and self-consciousness faded, I could see that indeed it was. The light streamed down between the branches of the oak trees and my daughters danced and laughed. Juliette had given us careful instructions on what to bring, and her expert eye and the magical autumn light took care of the rest. At the end of the session, it was hard to persuade the children to leave. Now, the picture of the three of us hangs on our wall and it is rare for us to leave the house without one child or the other highlighting its importance to them. They point at our portrait and say, “That's you, mummy!”

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Favourites: Fudge & Fashion

craft They hand r in each flavou es. small batch When you walk into Hanmer's Decadent Fudge Company, it's often an inner battle of what to head for rst - the glorious fudge or the fashion and giftware.

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hatever wins, walking out with something from each section is inevitable. Mick and Sue O'Callaghan brought their fudge company down to Hanmer when they moved here from Nelson 18 months ago, so they could live closer to family in Christchurch. When Mick started the business he was selling fudge at the weekly Nelson Market. Sue was busy with her fashion accessory import business. The O'Callaghan's joined entrepreneurial forces and opened Flavours of New Zealand in December 2013, initially stocking their fudge, chocolates, confectionery and gourmet food lines.

As time went on, I couldn't help myself, and introduced a small fashion section and the rest is history, says Sue. At the beginning of this year, they extended the shop, knocking out some internal walls - opening the shop up to what it is now. Our fudge is still as popular as ever but now we are becoming well known for our range of a ordable handbags, scarves and giftware. And, the fudge is simply delicious. The O'Callaghans have developed their own fudge recipe which isn't as sweet as most other fudges, and they handcraft each avour in small batches so it is as fresh as it can be. We don't mass produce. Most other fudges sold in New Zealand are

made from an imported powdered mix. People can taste the di erence straight away after tasting ours. People from all over New Zealand are arriving in Hanmer with two things on their agenda - visit the hot pools and sample and take home some Decadent Fudge. An exciting new development is their range of sugar, dairy, gluten and soy free fudges. These are proving very popular, especially with those wanting to be sugar free. They ship anywhere in New Zealand and next time you're in store bring The Decadent Fudge Company ad on this page to receive 10% o your purchase, and pick up a loyalty card.

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Orthodontic advancements Christchurch Orthodontics pride themselves on providing excellence in service and innovation. Based out of their smart, friendly Fendalton Road practice they utilise the best current orthodontic techniques and materials, including clear braces, invisible aligners, digital photos and x-rays, a 3D intra-oral scanner, model scanner and 3D printer. They offer free WiFi access, iPad, magazines, puzzles, TV and even PSP and Xbox games during visits.

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hristchurch Orthodontics was one of the first practices in New Zealand to introduce Suresmile® some 18 months ago. This technology allows the orthodontist to use 3D technology to create customised roboticpre-bent orthodontic wires meaning more accurate treatment results in a shorter time. The ability to take full mouth intraoral scans reduces the need for impressions, and allows the orthodontist to work in partnership with the likes of Suresmile® and Invisalign (a clear aligner alternative to braces) to offer technologically advanced orthodontic treatment options. All new patients go away with custom created booklets which include photos, x-rays and detailed information of the various orthodontic options available to them. The team are very excited to now have Dr Christine (Chrissy) Bailey working alongside Dr Russell Lovatt. This allows them to offer a full Monday-Friday service at their Christchurch practice,

allows Technology t results te treatmen more accura time. in a shorter Dr Christne (Chrissy) Bailey while growing their North Canterbury practice based at Rangiora Dental Centre. This expansion also means they can offer many more new patient consultations and increased flexibility in appointments, with a choice of female or male experienced orthodontists to meet more needs. Christchurch born and bred, Chrissy has extensive experience in orthodontics. After graduating from the University of Otago in 2003, she received a Doctorate in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne, before working in private practice as well as the dental hospital in Melbourne, where she also taught.

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Café cravings covered After earthquake damage closed all five of their businesses in Christchurch, Deb and Ian Riach are once again thinking strategically when it comes to coffee.

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to the market to lease when he's not whipping up his delicious eats. Currently, there are a number of people who travel to Rangiora just for the Coffee Worx unique and unequalled Yellow Rocket Bagels and their fresh roasted premium coffee. I'm sure you will remember Yellow Rocket bagels before the earthquakes? The Riachs also set up Yellow Rocket and the bagels are available exclusively in Rangiora, but they'll soon be available to fulfil your

hile Christchurch as a thriving, working playground was taken away from the Riachs, two years ago they set up the now bustling Coffee Worx in Rangiora. They've lived in North Canterbury for 20 years, and saw it as the perfect opportunity to open a local business. There was certainly a market for it and the lifestyle in the area was changing from a small, quiet town north of Christchurch, to a busy hub as the

population grew after the quakes. Deb says while business is going “extremely well” it's time to gain their presence back in Christchurch - which is just the news Coffee Worx fans have been waiting to hear. She says “We have to think differently now, and think strategically in the Christchurch market… It's all about how to make and take opportunities.” They've set up an alliance, and will be

Josh Hapi roasting Coffee Worx' beans. working in a shared building, with chef Richard Till to open a Coffee Worx espresso bar in Parkhouse Drive. 'Richard's Real Kitchen' will supply the bar's food – he will also supply fresh and frozen convenience meals (which can be ordered online) and on the same premises Richard will be running a commercial kitchen, which will be open

bagel cravings at the Coffee Worx Espresso bar when they open. They're heading for a spring opening in Parkhouse Drive, and are just waiting on council consents to come through to finalise dates. Until then, their Rangiora branch is open for Coffee Worx drinks, meals and top notch espresso and fresh coffee beans from 7.30am - 5pm during the week and 8am – 5pm on the weekends.

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CAN'T BEAT A BAGEL "We love bagels…and pizza. Always have. “And, as them wise folk say, do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. So, Wholly Bagels and Pizza was born, which meant we could spend every day to enjoy making them, baking them, spreading them, filling them, eating them and of course preparing them for bagel lovers like yourself!"

Containing next to no fat or sugar, bagels are a source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein and fibre.

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ince its arrival in Christchurch, Wholly Bagels has been embraced with a passion. Mostly of course for the amazing, tantalising flavours of the freshly baked products, but it goes deeper - containing next to no fat or sugar, bagels are a source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein and fibre. While the bagel is not as saintly as an apple on the nutritional scale, it certainly sits higher up it than a burger, curry or deep fry. Since 1998, Wholly Bagels and Pizza has developed a staggering range of bagel and filling combinations for every taste and occasion – breakfast bagels, classic bagels, gourmet bagels, mini bagels, veggie bagels and naked bagels. Baked fresh daily with local ingredients means there is no need for nasty preservatives. The team truly believe

there is nothing better than a warm bagel from the oven and an espresso to start the day. At Wholly Bagels and Pizza, they are resolute in their belief that there is nothing better than a bagel, but they will concede there is a close second – a New York style pizza. Thin, crispy base, fresh toppings and 100 percent New Zealand ingredients,

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whenever possible. Size is everything to New Yorkers, so the New York style pizza only comes in large (14 inch, still bigger than most pizza places) and jumbo (20 inch or half a metre or 'massive as' in Kiwi speak). Made with tradition in mind, the pizza is never overloaded - all ingredients are given room to shine on bases that are deliciously thin and crispy. Call in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or anytime in between. Dine-in or takeaway, Wholly Bagels can accommodate (almost) any request – large groups, picky eaters and dietary concerns. For the best deals - follow them on Facebook where there are weekly specials for dedicated fans. Wholly Bagels and Pizza, corner of Creyke Road and Ilam Road, phone 351 0883. whollybagels.co.nz. On Facebook search Wholly Bagels & Pizza CHCH.


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Patisserie a true Chch treasure Patisserie Yahagi is a hidden gem located in an old shopping arcade at Church Corner Mall, Upper Riccarton.

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eople who have never visited this tiny mall may find it hard to locate this special shop. The only clue to its existence is a tiny sign on Riccarton Road and most people never suspect that an outstanding patisserie selling delectable cakes and desserts is just steps from the busy traffic. Those who do discover Patisserie Yahagi are blown away by the beautiful treats, which are of the standard one would expect to find in the finest European stores. If you eat with your eyes, this is eye candy in its truest sense. There are more than 15 kinds of desserts in the glass cabinets, all made from

amazement and delight in their beautiful products. Top seller is the glistening chocolate mousse made with high-quality Belgian chocolate. The latest product, also popular is “Cafe noix”, a cake made from layers of coffee mousse, white chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache with caramelized walnuts. Patisserie Yahagi also makes classic tarts like pear tart, fruits tart, lemon meringue tart, and a fig and raisin tart, which is selling well this winter. Patisserie Yahagi has been making perfect treats since 2009 and enjoys the reputation of making the best cakes in

Customers say they can no longer eat cakes and desserts made anywhere else. scratch using the finest ingredients. On the counter are classic French style pastries such as madeleines, financiers, galletes bretonnes and boule de neige. Customers who have tried the Patisserie Yahagi's products say they can no longer eat cakes and desserts made anywhere else. Their devotion is a credit to the professional patissiers of Patisserie Yahagi who put their passion and time into their work. Their reward is to see their customers'

the country. Their fame has spread to far and wide through word of mouth and customers come from as far afield as Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and even Sydney and Melbourne. When out of towners visit they are astonished at the amazing desserts and remark how lucky Christchurch is to have Patisserie Yahagi. People who haven't discovered this hidden delight are missing out on a treat. Patisserie Yahagi is one of Christchurch’s culinary treasures.

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TONY ASTLE: Perfectionist “The goal is to be the best. There is no second-best,” says one of Christchurch's leading restaurateurs, Tony Astle, who is now demonstrating at his four Victoria Street venues that he is a perfectionist in every aspect of hospitality.

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he whole enterprise is created by getting four things in line – food, drink, environment and service, and this also includes concept and design,” he says. “My goal is to be the best. I have a gut feeling in choosing the type of food that's to be served at my restaurants, which involves deciding on a menu that, so far, hasn't been offered and is as good as it could be.” This philosophy is immediately evident in the food, drinks and environment of all of Tony's Victoria Street restaurants and bars – the King of Snake, which has a South-East Asian menu; Mexicano's, with a Day of the Dead décor and adjoining Mexican-Spanish lounge bar, The Dirty Land; and Chinwag, with authentic Thai cuisine. Also very important to Tony is providing a setting for people to have fun. “There has to be vitality in the environment, no matter what market or age group we're aiming at. There has to be the fun factor,” he says. Hence, the distinctive bars, with their contemporary cocktails, at his

Restaurateur Tony Astle restaurants. And it is no coincidence that the King of Snake was named after a spicy cocktail that was first served in 2003 at Tony's award-winning Indochine restaurant in Cambridge Terrace. Lively chatter and high spirits in a gothic-décor setting greet you in The Dirty Land, which evolved as a bar to complement Mexicano's, and which is entered by a separate doorway. In the bar at the Chinwag Thai, just opposite Mexicano's, there is again an enticing list of cocktails, including 'One Night in Bangkok'. However, Tony, who started off as a chef, stresses that it's the food that's most important at all his restaurants. “People come here to eat. It's primarily

about food in all the establishments,” he says. A snack is also available in the bar environment. “At the King of Snake, we try to be as authentic as possible,” says Tony. The menu includes several selections from Tony's former Indochine and Chinwag Eathai venues, as well as tempting dishes ranging from steamed Marlborough tua tua to Sichuan fried tofu with spicy coriander salad and red dragon sauce. At Mexicano's, the restaurant's name gives you a good idea of what to expect on the menu. From braised beef quesadillas to black bean burritos, there is something to satisfy everyone's needs, and the meals can be modified to suit your taste.

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I was standing in the kitchen contemplating our daily specials, in particular the fish of the day, and which starch should accompany it. I decided on couscous, and realised that I had never seen a sweet version of it. I discussed this with our pastry chef Susannah van Slooten and we said “why not?”. A couscous dessert was in the making! Originating from the Middle East, couscous also brought to mind rose water, Turkish Delight, dates and pistachios. I wanted to capture some of the bright colours of the medinas and raspberry seemed to complement the rose flavour and provide a great colour to the dish. To keep the bright green of the pistachios, every nut that went into the ice cream needed to be peeled. This is what Susannah came up with; Raspberry and Rose Couscous with Turkish Delight, Date Puree served with Pistachio Ice Cream. Complement this dessert with a delicious Lone Goat Late Harvest Riesling.

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Artwork at Mexicano's Chinwag is home of authentic fresh Thai cuisine. The menu ranges from open-grill street food to the elegance of Thailand's oldest traditions. Now, Tony has announced that he will be adding three hospitality-focused venues on The Terrace to his fun-andfood places. The conjoined ground-floor spaces will be part of developer Antony Gough's $150 million central-city development. Tony's frontages will be onto an alley, a walkway and Oxford Terrace with a river view. He will not say yet exactly what form these venues will take. “They're not all restaurants. They will be hospitality environments, all quite individual and unique. They'll be aimed at different demographics. There's no point in aiming at the same people in all three places,” he says. “You'll be able to go there, have some fun, food and a drink. The Terrace is the best location for hospitality in Christchurch and it will be good to be part of that.” Metropol July 16, 2015 49


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TRADITIONAL THAI:

Walk into Keo Thai at Carlton Courts near the corner of Papanui Road and Bealey Avenue and you enter a different world. A world with the heady and exotic oriental ambience of Thailand, thanks to the warm and welcoming covered bricked courtyard, bedecked with exotic ferns and hanging baskets and efficiently heated by some powerful heaters.

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ou can choose to dine here al fresco or venture inside to enjoy a traditional setting. On then to the menu, which is impressive, with a wonderful range of choices. Gai Hem Ma Parn for example consists of crispy chicken in a rich sweet sauce with pineapple and cashew nuts and a touch of spices and that is very popular, along with a range of meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian options.

Want it hot? Try Pad Kaprao – a traditional dish – finely chopped beef mixed with Thai holy basil and fresh chillies, served spicy hot; also available with chicken or pork. All dishes are served with Thai jasmine rice and flexibility is a part of the presentation. Want it hot or just mild – just let them know and it will be served just as you like it. “We have six Thai cooks and if you have a special request, we can cook it. Just ask about our special dishes,” says co owner Francis Parker. “All ingredients are fresh and all our sauces are prepared on site.”

Keo Thai is now open for lunches from Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 3pm with an extensive lunch menu. There are also two function rooms seating 18 and 28. Fully licensed, the wine selection is provided by Cellarworks Wines and chosen specifically to complement the variety of flavours found in Thai cuisine. After seven busy years, Keo Thai is expanding next door into what was formerly the Great China restaurant, which will provide extra dining space and also be used to serve coffees and desserts. Meanwhile, existing tables are in high demand, so bookings are essential especially at the weekend.

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here are many ideal locations just south of Christchurch and Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rolleston and Tai Tapu offer the beauty and tranquillity of the country, just a stone's throw from the city. With 21 luxurious units available at the nearby Lincoln Motel, guests, bridal party and even honeymoon accommodation needs can be met with the same high standards reserved for your special day. No expense has been spared when it comes to guest comfort at the motel which has been open just three years. The decor of the spacious rooms, selected by highly experienced owners Craig and Colleen Beswick, is stylish and elegant, featuring the township's red and black colour palette.

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his year at the 2015 ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards for Canterbury and Westland nine regional awards were given to six winning local designers. The award winners are Nic Curragh of Objects Limited, Craig South of Cymon Allfrey Architects Limited, Robert Weir of Weirwalker Architecture, Mitchell Coll of Coll Architecture, Sue Jackson of Jackson + Jackson Architectural Design and Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects Limited. In addition to the nine regional awards, Highly Commendeds were awarded to Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects Limited, Jason Higham of Higham Architecture, Robert Weir of Weirwalker Architecture, Kelly Rush of Krush Architecture and Darren O'Neil of O'Neil Architecture and Commendeds went to Robert Weir of Weirwalker Architecture and Mitchell Coll of Coll Architecture. Architectural Designers New Zealand CEO, Astrid Andersen, said that it is fantastic to have so many deserving winners from the Canterbury/Westland region, and that it is particularly exciting to have a few new faces to the winner's circle, like up and coming designer Mitchell Coll. “Canterbury is a fascinating region for designers to have the pleasure of working in. It is exciting, innovative, emerging, transitional and quite complex. To see young designers thriving in this region proves what a fantastic training ground Canterbury is for those looking to make their mark in this competitive industry. For this reason, we are delighted to be holding our annual conference in Christchurch, including the National awards ceremony, which will be held at the extraordinary and aptly nicknamed 'Cardboard Cathedral'.” The winners of regional awards, which are currently being awarded across the country, are now eligible for national titles including the Supreme Architectural Design Award. The national awards will be announced on 30 October 2015.

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Halswell Residence by Nic Curragh of Objects Limited Award: Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award Judge's comments: A well balanced and eclectic selection of natural materials. A range of intentions, from its occupation to its place in the landscape, is successfully brought together and a sense of time is invested in the work.

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Rockhill Residence by Robert Weir of Weirwalker Architecture Award: Joint winner of Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award Judge's Comments: The building and the landscape seem to grow together to complement one another. A well resolved plan utilising simple, robust forms yields high quality spaces inside and out.

Snowdon Residence by Craig South of Cymon Allfrey Architects Limited Award: Joint winner of Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award Judge's Comments: A very highly polished, well resolved, use of simple forms. Spatial relationships engender a rewarding sense of theatre.

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Matipo Street Apartments by Mitchell Coll of Coll Architecture Award: Residential Multi-unit Dwelling Architectural Design Award Judge's Comments: The project is super-eďŹƒcient in terms of its planning and energy use. It seizes the opportunity in post-quake Christchurch to push a new model for student accommodation.

EPL by Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects Limited Award: Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design Award and Commercial Interior Architectural Design Award – sponsored by GIB and The Resene Colour in Design Award Judge's Comments: The factory space is well considered as a working environment, particularly in terms of the quality of light playing out in this large space.

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bright yellow butter dish and a smoothly rounded jade canister – the colours and shapes of General Eclectic's distinctive and fun homeware are the perfect way to add a touch of colour and design to your home. Industria at The Colombo have a great selection of General Eclectic pieces in store, with cross, grid and feather designs featuring on kitchen and tableware, as well as on their range of washpaper storage bags. Ever popular, the designs are always out the door in a flash, including their wall art, home décor pieces and brightly coloured geometric light shades. Visit Industria at The Colombo, online at www.industriastore.com, or check out their Facebook page to keep up with new daily arrivals in store.

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Outdoor lighting Upgrading your home's exterior lighting is an assured way to increase your home's street appeal and resale value. A welllit front lawn can also deter would-be burglars, but most of all the outdoor lighting should present a welcoming ambience for family and guests.

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irst and foremost, it's important to give a considerable amount of thought to the placement of your outdoor lights. Just as you would not place several lighting fixtures like table lamps or wall sconces in a single area of your living room, you don't want to place exterior fixtures too close together either. This is a common problem when integrating path lights into your outdoor lighting solution. Too many path lights, too close together can make your walkway look more like the runway at an

Outdoor lighting should call attention to unique features, it should not be intrusive. airport. Instead of placing the lights directly opposite one another on either end, try a staggered approach. The light will flow less harshly. Another common mistake in selecting outdoor lights is in finding the proper lighting direction, or limiting “light

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pollution”. Outdoor lights should not obstruct one's vision or interfere with one being able to see the entire landscape of a garden or area clearly. On a similar note, the lights should not shine directly onto the road or a neighbouring garden either. To avoid such issues, look for spotlights with glare guards. Finally, like most things in home décor, less is more. Outdoor lighting should call attention to the beautiful and unique features of your home. It should not be intrusive.

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Kitchen & homeware EXPO The Homestore in Merivale Mall has established a fine reputation for quality kitchen and homeware. It's a treasure trove of the best brands and innovations sourced from all over the world, a mecca for cooks and kitchen lovers and a popular store for gifts and gift registries.

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s well as their comprehensive year-round range of items instore and online, The Homestore's exciting July Expo will feature 14 suppliers demonstrating their latest products, models and methods. “It's a chance for customers to look, browse, play, taste, touch or try a selection of our best and newest lines in the enjoyable atmosphere of a fair,” says The Homestore's Director Michelle Thompson. In the mall atrium there will be demonstrations of new models including the new KitchenAid cook processor, WMF German cookware, Bodum's range of products, the superbly convenient spiral cutter from Microplane and Cuisinart's ice cream and gelato maker. Aromatherapy will showcase their latest products and Living Light Candles will demonstrate their new

“It's a chance for customers to look, browse, play, taste, touch or try a selection of our best and newest lines in the enjoyable atmosphere of a fair.” collection of candles and fragrances. The new Joseph Joseph range of products will be on show as well as fantastic specials from Maxwell & Williams, Cuisinart ice-cream maker tastings and 50% off other selected items. Purchase a KitchenAid cook processor or stand mixer and receive a free KitchenAid stick blender, while purchases over $30 in any store throughout the Mall enters the buyer into a draw to win fabulous prizes too! Operating Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July, 11am-3.30pm, the Expo provides a superb opportunity to shop for items of quality and longevity for gifts or for your home.

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AN ARCHITECTURAL JOURNEY The Canterbury earthquakes resulted in the region losing much of its best architecture, including a large number of private homes.

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ike many Christchurch architects and architectural designers, Cymon Allfrey has experienced the loss of some of his work as a result of the earthquakes. "It was really difficult seeing my work come down. When you put so much into a project, and then you see it disappear, it leaves you Cymon Allfrey feeling quite sad. Of course, it's much worse for our clients, the owners - we can only imagine how they must have felt.” One of the projects Cymon lost was 'Shaw House' - a project he invested a lot of his own time into. “The clients were amazing people to work with. With a relatively open brief, we were able to create a home with incredible panoramic views.”

Shaw House, like many other homes on the Port Hills, didn't survive the quakes. One of Cymon's projects that did survive the quakes is 'Wilton Close - a multi-ownership complex made up of 40 apartments. This was the largest project he had ever worked on at the time, and he found it challenging both technically and creatively. "It was difficult because we wanted to produce apartments that stood out from the crowd in terms of entry-level apartments in Central Christchurch." Cymon says the result was particularly

successful because of the way the team embraced the idea of communal living to create a sense of community within the site. Cymon often reflects on his architectural journey so far. It's been a long one that started in his grandfather's workshop when he was just a boy. He was inspired by his grandfather who was a draughtsman for the Ministry of Works and the Christchurch City Council. “He was a very precise man, and quite

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Wilton Close. technical in the way he thought. He provided me with an introduction to architecture and really sparked my interest. When he passed away when I was 12, I had already decided what I wanted to do. I ended up inheriting his pencils - and the rest is history.” Cymon initially studied at the University of Canterbury, with the intention of going on to study at the School of Architecture in Wellington. However, after some soul searching, he decided to study towards a Certificate of Architectural Draughting at Christchurch Polytechnic instead. "I got my first job as a junior technician on the day of enrolment. After a couple of calls in the morning, I had a job trial that afternoon. I ended up working in that job for six years throughout my studies before heading off overseas," says Cymon. After some time in London managing retail store re-fit and relocation projects, the opportunity arose to come home.

"I phoned my previous employer, and they said they'd love to have me back. But I had one condition - I wanted to buy into the business.” Upon his return to Christchurch, the business rebranded to Stanley-Joblin+Allfrey, and Cymon stayed there for ten years. During this time, he became a registered architect after completing his professional papers at Victoria University in 2009. In 2010, Cymon decided to step away from Stanley-Joblin+Allfrey to focus on a new practice with a new direction. So Cymon bought out the line-share of the business assets and hired the existing staff, to establish Cymon Allfrey Architects. “It's been an amazing ride - a fantastic journey of very detailed learning. I have learnt a lot not only in my field, but about people as well. I've built some really great relationships." [Abridged - to read the full story go to www.defign.co.nz.]

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UTTERLY ADDICTIVE The Ford Fiesta ST is simply one of our favourite cars ever. Its happy puppy-like enthusiasm is infectious and its ability to simply rip corners to shreds is utterly addictive.

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With 134kW available from the revvy little EcoBoost engine, the ST is certainly not short of grunt. And neither is it short of enthusiasm – the wonderfully eager handling is still as cheerfully puppy-like and wonderfully accurate as ever, with razor sharp turn in and a fantastically adjustable tail end that can stay resolutely planted or wag like the aforementioned puppy, depending on your approach and mood at the time. So it's still massive fun, but what about the downsides? Last time we drove it we found the Recaro seats to be brilliantly supportive,

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Now, I must admit that I am something of a fan of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, packing BMW's mighty 225kW/400Nm 3.0-litre turbo inline six, the 435i GC is, of course, a fantastic performer. With a 0 to 100km/h time of just 5.2 seconds, the 435i bellows and roars in the same fantastically belligerent way that every car fitted with this awesome engine does as it muscles its way to the legal limit and beyond, if you aren't keeping a close eye on it…

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Volkswagen/Audi engines require very specific oils with correct additives, especially the chain driven engines. It's no longer okay to use any old oil.” To this end, Dubworld uses Liqui-Moly oils, precision oils imported from Germany, which have letters of approval from Volkswagen. Open from Monday to Friday 8am5pm, Dubworld welcomes all enquiries on site at 65 Disraeli Street Addington, or by phoning (03) 365 3733. Visit the new website at www.dubworld.co.nz to find out more.

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Owners Kevin and Maxine We have been in operation for over 30 years and are the original Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi Specialists in the South Island. This combined with experience, passion and personally owning these vehicles helps give peace of mind to our customers.

Driving Christchurch in the right direction

We pride ourselves on having open and honest relationships with our clients and doing what’s best for their vehicle while using quality parts & guaranteed workmanship

The following services are available: Servicing – Lube and Tune Fuel Injection Auto-electrical Transmission Servicing Brake Servicing

WOF repairs Suspension repairs Engine Reconditioning Pre Purchase appraisal Latest diagnostic equipment

www.kevinburtltd.co.nz Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Email: service@kevinburtltd.co.nz

324-328 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Ph 365 0531

20 Sheffield Cres, Russley, Christchurch Ph. 03 358 5381 www.kvs.nz

Dealer Quality Servicing at Super Shoppe Prices

Latest 3D Wheel Alignment

WOF

Exhaust and Mufflers

Brakes Suspension

Clutch

Cambelt Air Conditioning

For all your VW, Audi and Skoda needs, come to the right people! VW & Audi and Skoda Specialists Christchurch’s ONLY Trusted Volkswagen Specialist

65 Disraeli Street, Christchurch P: 03 365 3733 74 July 16, 2015 Metropol

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WOF Full Workshop Service & Parts


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