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15 CHRISTCHURCH AND CANTERBURY’S PREMIER LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE Style is something unique to each of us. Celebrating the diversity life offers within Christchurch – a city of constant reinvention, opportunity and vibrancy. Style explores the fabric of our homes, our community and our spirit, both individually and collectively.


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32 LANDSCAPING COVER Create your own outdoor oasis to get the most out of the Kiwi summer ahead.

40 FASHION What’s hot for the festive party season 45 BEAUTY Prepare your skin for summer 46 HEALTH Countdown to a healthier New Year 50 IN PROFILE Christchurch teen songstress, Asti-Loren Newman 54 TASTE Christchurch Dining Hotspots Cocktails & Christmas Cookies 62 WIN WITH STYLE 64 MOTORING Ferrari California T

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MULTI AWARD-WINNING PUBLISHING COMPANY PUBLISHER Charlotte Smulders Star Media 12 Venture Place, Middleton Christchurch 8024 379 7100 GROUP EDITOR Kate Preece EDITOR Majka Kaiser ADVERTISING Juliet Dickson Area manager/Co-ordinator 364 7409 / 021 688 159 Viv Montgomerie Account executive 364 7494 / 021 914 428

Style explores the best of Christchurch, giving readers the opportunity to develop and celebrate their individual style in life, home and fashion. A monthly publication, Style is presented on high grade gloss stock with a hard cover. Delivered flow wrapped to top real estate value homes around Christchurch, it targets readers with a high disposable income. Designed to inspire, Style has a lengthy shelf life that offers excellent value for your advertising choice.

DESIGN Emma O'Sullivan Star Media is not responsible for any actions taken on the information in these articles. The information and views expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinion of Star Media or its editorial contributors. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information within this magazine, however Star Media can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information.

DECEMBER 2015 The Christmas countdown is on and as the excitement builds for a well-deserved break over summer, we bring you all you need to prepare your outdoor living and entertaining areas. We talk to two leading interior designers who reveal valuable insider knowledge about outdoor furnishings that provide us with more options than ever before to create a cohesive transition between our indoor retreats and outdoor oases. In preparation for Christmas Day we have some great craft ideas for creating your own personalised crackers, gift-wrapping, and a wall hung tree for those short on space. Try out our recipe for delicious European Christmas cookies, and if you’re stuck for ideas on how to spoil your loved ones, check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some great suggestions. December’s fashion focus on stylish resort wear offers some top picks from the Style team to see you through the summer holidays, and our beauty and health experts share some stellar advice on how to care for your skin and prepare you for a healthy kick start to the New Year. Happy Holidays from the Style team! Majka Kaiser STYLE EDITOR


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CHRISTCHURCH Five years in the making, a new art gallery has opened in Lyttelton’s London Street. Although 50 Works Gallery owner, Ronnie Kelly, bought the dilapidated heritage building prior to the earthquakes, repairs to his Lyttelton family home took precedence and plans to open the gallery were put on the back burner. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art, Ronnie has since worked in London as a designer and illustrator and later working in exhibition management and design in museum and art galleries. Drawing on his experience as programmes manager at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery and the Southland Art Gallery and Museum, 50 Works will hold regular exhibitions showcasing both emerging and established New Zealand and international artists. A joint exhibition of Christchurch-based artists, Maryrose Crook and Wilhelmus Ruifrok, whose work explores memory, nostalgia and historical and environmental references, is on now and runs until 31 January. Visit the gallery on Fridays 1-5pm and weekends 10-5pm for a dose of culture.

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The couple behind Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar have taken their obsession to the next level with their new restaurant within the newly refurbished heritage building on Poplar Lane. Booths divided by bamboo stakes against a backdrop of red brick create cosy havens to dine on signature dishes like their hot soupy pork and ginger xiaolongbao alongside bites like their delectable open-faced bao “burger” stuffed with free-range pork belly or fried tofu with fresh coriander, cucumber and hoisin sauce. Wash down these Chinese morsels with your favourite tipple and finish with an inspired dessert dumpling Wed-Sun, 11am to late.

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Piko Wholefoods is back in a brand new natural and sustainable building on their old city site on the corner of Barbadoes and Kilmore streets. Still going strong since it first opened its doors in 1979, Piko is the place to visit for all your organic wholefood needs. 'Relics from the Daughters of the Desert', by Maryrose Crook.

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Now Krug Grande Cuvee is available ‘by the flute’ from five o’clock every evening. Collaborating with the head chef of Bloody Mary’s in Latimer Square a unique food match has been created for your enjoyment. Enjoy your flute of champers with a quarter dozen champagne tempura pacific oysters served with decadent black truffles with a wasabi mayonnaise, wakame and radish. The ideal indulgence during the party season.

The couple behind boutique catering company, Eaton Drink Co, Nikki Collins and Toby Eaton, have developed Cocktail Mail, enabling anyone and everyone the opportunity to be their own private bartender at home. Delivered to your door, the boxed set contains step-by-step instructions for a range of seasonal cocktail recipes together with quality spirits, hand-made syrups, and a complimentary piece of bar equipment to begin building your cocktail arsenal. A fabulous Christmas gift, each Cocktail Mail comes in a branded wooden presentation box and is available exclusively online at

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If the thought of working out under the scrutiny of ultra buff bodies puts you off committing to a gym membership, then you will love Les Mills’ free cardio classes in Hagley Park over the summer. Every Sunday kicks off at 9.30am with a half-hour cardio workout followed by a 45-minute Body Balance class. What a fabulous way to enjoy the great outdoors and keep fit!

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Following much anticipation, Little Pom’s, has proudly opened its doors to reveal a slick new café next door to longstanding Christchurch pub, Pomeroy’s. An eloquent mix of contemporary décor accents and heritage elements create a hotspot for early morning coffee fixes, breakfast, brunch and lunch, six days a week. Blueberry hotcakes are an immediate favourite among a range of mouth-watering seasonal dishes.

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december 3-6 2015 Chinese Film Festival Hoyts Riccarton 4, 6, 26, 28 2015/2016 Season of Cricket Pack a picnic, slap on some sunscreen and take the whole family for the best of cricket season this summer. Hagley Park South 5 The Christchurch | South Island Wine & Food Festival Indulge your taste buds with an abundance of culinary delights from around New Zealand. Hagley Park North 5 Massive Messiah Sing-a-long Bring your own score to sing along favorites like Hallelujah Chorus, For Unto Us a Child is Born, and All We Like Sheep to usher in this Christmas season. Church of St Michael 6 Santa Parade Stake your piece of pavement on Riccarton to see spectacular floats, celebrities, animals, fantasy, marching girls, music, and the star of the show, Santa himself. 8 - 24 Never Felt Better Group show Featuring five New Zealand abstract painters: Tony de Lautour, Jonathan Glover, Roy Good, Rebecca Hasselman and Adrienne Millwood. Chambers 241 10 SPECTRUM Street Art Festival The world’s biggest international street artists are complimented by an array of New Zealand’s finest talent at the

YMCA and walls across town.


10 Craft Beer Tasting & Matching 2015 Recap Revisit your favourite craft beers of 2015 with beer tastings and food matchings featuring Three Boys Brewery & Two Thumb Brewing Co. Monza Sports Bar

Santa Parade

12 Carols in the Square A fun free, family event with live music, bouncy castles, face painting and carols. singing. Cathedral Square 12 New Brighton Christmas Parade A fantastic day of Christmas fun and entertainment, great stalls, delicious food, and the Big Man.


12 A Christmas Carnival An hilarious, jaw-dropping show that’s just a little bit naughty!

A Christmas Carnival

12 Shapeshifter with Kora, Ladi6, Ahoribuzz & Sunshine Sound System. Hagley Park North

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21 A Canterbury Christmas Enjoy well-loved yuletide favourites and classical gems likeTchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and sing along carols O Come All Ye Faithful. Isaac Theatre Royal


24 YMCA Carols by Candlelight Enjoy the magic of Christmas Eve with friends and family. Latimer Square

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GIG GUIDE December FRI 04 Nick Lee, 5pm; Caleb Isaacs, 7.30pm; Dr Renan, 10.30pm Baretta Elevators, 10pm Carlton Ash-S, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St D'Sendantz Duo, 8pm Morrell & Co

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Kitchen Collective, 6.30pm Antony Pickard, 9.45pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Funky Hot Mamas, 9pm Trevinos SAT 05 Lisa Verhuel, 7pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Koni & Masta K, 10.30pm Baretta

Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

WED 16 Vintage Blue, 6pm Baretta

Davey Backyard, 5.30pm Parallels, 8.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St FRI 11 Mark Mckenzie, 5pm Parallells, 7.30pm DJ Mike T, 10.30pm Baretta Shadow Puppet, 10pm Carlton Soul Provider, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St D'Sendantz Duo, 8pm Morrell & Co

Nyree, 9pm Trevinos

SUN 06 Siobhaun Russell, 5pm Baretta Marcel, 4pm Carlton Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St MON 07 Bobby Lee, 6pm Carlton BigRig, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

SAT 12 Nick Lee, 7pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Lachie & Vlad,10.30pm Baretta Crop Duster, 10.30pm Carlton John Ussher, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Switch, 8pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St THUR 17 Antony Pickard, 7pm Baretta Elevators, 9pm Carlton Oakley Grenell, 9pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Willie McArthur, 6pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St FRI 18 Nick Lee, 4pm; Corner Sounds, 7.30pm; DJ Master K, 10.30pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10pm Carlton GMC, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Xmas Special feat. Topia, 5pm Nick Lee, 9pm Morrell & Co

Topia, 8pm Morrell & Co

Davey Backyard, 6.30pm Lisa Verheul, 9.45pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

Siobhan Russell, 6.30pm DJ Matt, 10pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

Dateless n Desperate PopRockBand, 9pm Trevinos

Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 19 Lisa Verhuel, 7pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Vlad & Masta K, 10.30pm Baretta

SUN 13 Emily Cherie, 1pm Baretta Nick Lee, 4pm Carlton

Smashbox, 10.30pm Carlton

Dr Sanchez, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Bassfreaks present Sin City, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Nacoa, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

MON 14 Midge McLeary, 6pm Carlton

Topia, 8pm Morrell & Co

WED 09 Kate Anastasiou, 6pm Baretta

Manny Fresh, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

TUE 08 SansTribe, 6pm Carlton

Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Willy Styles, 8.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

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Nacoa, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Empire presents Nowhere, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

X-Files duo, 9pm Trevinos


D'Sendantz, 9pm Carlton

Ctrl Alt Rock, 10.30pm Carlton

Nick Lee, 6.30pm DJ Matt, 10pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St


TUE 15 Matt Hall, 6pm Carlton

James Scott, 6.30pm DJ Koni, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

Andy Page, 8pm Morrell & Co

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THU 10 Antony Pickard, 7pm Baretta

Sabor, 6.30pm DJ Matt, 10pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

SUN 20 Siobhaun Russell, 5pm Baretta

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Marcel, 4pm Carlton Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St MON 21 Moses, 6pm Carlton Switch, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St TUE 22 Willie McArthur, 6pm Carlton BigRig, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St WED 23 Caleb Isaacs, 6pm Baretta

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Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Tido, 8.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos THUR 24 CHRISTMAS EVE Antony Pickard, 7pm Baretta w/ Guests, 9pm Carlton Willy Styles, 9pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St T B A, 6.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St FRI 25 CHRISTMAS DAY SAT 26 BOXING DAY Nick Lee, 7pm; DJ Dr D w/lxtz, 10.30pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm Carlton SUN 27 Emily Cherie, 1pm Baretta MON 28



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Hot on the heels of the unprecedented success of last summer’s SPECTRUM Street Art Festival, the extravaganza kicks off again this month. With seven exhibition spaces and 10 massive city centre walls from 15 of the world’s top street artists, SPECTRUM is set to take street

art in Christchurch to the next level. See art in the making as Big Walls across the city are transformed over five days, starting 10 December, or visit the YMCA to see SPECTRUM from 11 December 2015, until 15 April 2016.

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Marking the return of arts and culture to the central city after almost five years, the race is on for the long-awaited reopening of the Christchurch Art Gallery on 19 December. At the time of the February quake the Van der Velden: Otira exhibition was in its twelfth day and, as a fitting tribute, the first painting to be hung for the reopening this month is one by John Gibb, which featured in the last show. The gallery foyer will showcase Bill Culbert’s Bebop from the 2013 Venice Biennale and Michael Parekowhai’s highly recognisable sculpture of the bull on the grand piano – On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer.

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DeCK the hALLS A charitable initiative from Farmers, purchase a limitededition Christmas bauble ($10) and support hospice New Zealand. Designed by Kiwi artists michel tuffery and Letitia Lam, each glass bauble has been delicately handpainted and features two unique designs that showcase Kiwi natives, the kowhai and pohutukawa. All proceeds go to hospice New Zealand. Style has 12 hospice Baubles to give away. Simply email your contact details to or text “hOSPICe” to 021 467 827 before Wednesday 16 December.


Style FOr the muSO the stylish 2016 CSO calendar will not only help keep track of upcoming CSO concerts, this fundraising initiative will also support the fine work of Christchurch’s leading orchestra.

Rob The Rich Collection was conceived on the tropical beaches of Bali by home-grown Kiwi lads, Robbie Lanauze and Richard Eggelton. With a Robin Hood element to their business, procurement plays a major role – all their products are produced by small local family village communities. For pop art, Balinese furniture, funky homewares, and more, visit the pop-up shop at The Colombo this month. Win one of two CSO 2016 season calendars. Simply email your contact details to or text “CSO2016” to 021 467 827 before Wednesday 16 December. Order your calendar in time for Christmas from or direct orders of three or more to Sarah Bramhall at or call 03 423 9555.

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The echo of hooves belting down the track in far-off Flemington resounded, thanks to modern communication, around the confines of No. 4. Equally as loud were the cheers and whoops of merriment as the Foss Shanahan-Harcourts Melbourne Cup client event almost lifted the roof. With straining sinews and eyes filled with desperate purpose, the thoroughbreds sped to glory, watched around the world wherever racing devotees gather.

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Marion Murphy, Michael Shanahan, John Murphy

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The cool morning belied the heat that lay in-store later that day, for this was Trotting Cup Day, which requires a good fuelling if one is to cope with it at all. To this end, breakfast was up at the Grand Cafe at Christchurch Casino, where a steady stream of stylish folk filed in. Outfits ranging from the elegant to the outrageous were to be seen as the breakfasters prepared for the fun ahead. Snatches of conversation eavesdropped by this reporter, were of favourites, fashion, hats and horses as all the while plates came full and went away empty. Appetites for food now tamed, those for the thrill of a bet and excitement of a race were only just being whetted as the air became charged with anticipation.

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True Grit Grand Opening

Alex Newfield, Callum McFarlane, Vincent De Man

Jacqui and Shane Victor

In a city full of holes, it is good to know that at least one has been filled up. The hole in question is the site of the famous Hole in the Wall, which is an empty space no longer. The occupant of the aforementioned void is True Grit, back on the scene to style the heads of the town. The smart new salon blazed back to life with a glamorous grand opening complete with the most enviable array of edible and drinkable goodies imaginable. By the light of the retro industrial lamps which twinkled off the mirrored walls, guests were welcomed by Jacqui and Shane Victor to the new era of hairdressing, which, in a town of dust, is the sprinkling of magic called True Grit.

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Furnishing your outdoor areas is just as important as your interiors, and with advancements in technology surging ahead in leaps and bounds, the choice is bigger and better than ever before.

When shopping for outdoor furniture there are four key considerations to bear in mind; size, function, comfort and longevity. Map out the space you have to work within and ascertain what kinds of seating arrangements work best for the area, the number of people who will be using it, and be aware bulky furniture could overwhelm the space. Look to materials that are easy care and will last the distance from one season to the next. The range of materials and textiles on offer – thanks to the considerable

advancements in technology in recent years – means there are more styles, colours and patterns available than ever before to create a connection between indoor and outdoor areas. if you are willing and able to spend top dollar for quality that is designed to last a long time, consider colours and patterns that are timeless, so the materials don’t end up outlasting your interest. Make sure you understand the care and maintenance your chosen type of furniture and upholstery requires to keep it in tip-top condition. To get the

most out of your outdoor areas, furniture needs to be comfortable, otherwise you’ll find yourself retreating indoors before you’ve really had the chance to relax, so wherever possible sit in dining chairs and on loungers and sofas before your make your investment. introducing a few strategically placed planters – some of which can be a sculptural installation in themselves – will soften hard edges and bring your outdoor lounging and entertaining areas to life. If you can’t find just what you’re looking for on the showroom floor

consider approaching an interior design company to custom-make furniture that explicitly reflects your personal style, accommodates your specific requirements to suit your architecture, and fits within your designated outdoor area comfortably. Look to your interior design and style of indoor furniture to guide you towards a similar look for the outdoors. nowadays, weather-resistant coatings on structural materials and textiles can take indoor furniture to the outdoors, creating a more cohesive look between the inside and outside of your home.

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The GReAT Renowned for our love of the great outdoors and Canterbury's hot summers, it’s time to think about how we can utilise our backyard to make the most of longer days and nights. Whether it’s a conservatory, courtyard or an open backyard, you can transform it into a second or third living space with all the comfort and intimacy your indoor living areas provide. Fabrics now have quick-dry formulas so that, like interior fabrics, they are extremely tactile with beautiful colours and patterns. This allows us to extend out from our interior and treat our outdoor area as we would in our interior living spaces. In a range of colours, wicker furniture is a popular trend this year. With a selection of modular

configurations from which to choose, it can be a great way to give your outdoor area a pop of colour with the functionality and versatility required for entertaining. Sofas and armchairs layered with cushions and throws, pulled together with rugs, give a cosy intimacy, while cleverly positioned feature lighting can highlight key aspects of the garden; a fabulous way to make your outdoor areas feel just as inviting and dramatic as your interiors.

As New Zealand has a high UV rating it is important to keep sheltered from the sun and the changeable weather conditions here in Canterbury. Portable umbrellas are a convenient and effective way to protect you from the sun, while creating definitive areas outdoors. One of the hottest items for

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summer are the versatile Riverstone Poufs from New Zealand furniture designer, David Shaw. These are modern and so multifunctional that they can be used as a seat, side table or even a drink’s cooler, and transition easily from an indoor setting to the outdoors, giving your indoor/outdoor flow a cohesive look.

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A MAteriAl World According to Belle Interiors director, Colin Foggo, the international move towards prioritising outdoor areas has led to the increase in innovation with the outdoor fabric industry. Textiles offer greater diversity our outdoor oasis that offered greater diversity and sophistication than ever before. iMAges JIm Thompson FABrICs / ATelIer



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A prerequisite for the completion of any outdoor space is of course comfortable seating. Due to this international trend of placing a greater emphasis on outdoor living and furniture design, manufacturers have been working hard to produce a wide variety of sun and mould-resistant fabrics, which have the same characteristics as good quality indoor textiles in terms of the variety of styles and colours available. For many years, the familiar brand of outdoor fabric used was sunbrella, a solution-dyed acrylic, which was, and is still, used for awnings, marquees, and upholstery for outdoor furniture. However, within the last couple of years more refined versions of this synthetic, polyester and polyethylene mix have allowed fabric manufacturers to duplicate the characteristics of the natural yarns of cotton and linen for example, in loft and colour range. sunbrella and the like, albeit extremely durable, are rather flat and are typically only available in bright stripes and plain colours. this may be ideal for a recliner and good at masking suntan lotion stains, but has little interest compared to the natural fibre ranges now on the market. the renowned American fabric house Jim thompson has recently released two collections of solution-dyed polypropylene outdoor fabrics, the Fez and No 9 Collections, that are unparalleled with their indoor natural counterparts. their bold ethnic weave and patterns in a vibrant colour palette fit perfectly into an outdoor setting, and are casual, yet full of character, while maintaining a level of sophistication.

Belle interiors Director Colin Foggo says, “Often we are able to adapt product from standard outdoor furniture ranges, but when this is not possible we manufacture the items according to the client’s specific preferences and the requirements of the space.” Colin explains that the arrangement of the furniture must first be addressed. Then, traffic flow between indoor and out, spatial aspects and focal points are taken into account to ensure the furniture is suited to the specific area. Colin refers to this as “exploiting the potential of the space”. Choosing the appropriate materials and treatments, such as quality teak or kwila and galvanised or stainless steel, with water-intolerant foam cushioning all contribute to the durabilty, longevity, style and comfort bespoke pieces offer. “Bulky, to-the-floor styles with heavy arms should be avoided in smaller spaces,” Colin recommends, and says the majority of the seating they manufacture tends to be wooden framed, leggy rather than bulky, raked for comfort and well cushioned to achieve the same comfort as interior seating solutions provide. Dining tabletop surfaces vary from concrete to maxboard (a high-pressure laminated resin)

and slatted timber that can be either oiled or epoxy coated – which Colin says is the most ideal solution. slatted timber on a dark powder-coated metal frame is a stylish option and pairs nicely with lightweight white poly chairs. Most outdoor poly dining chairs contain UV inhibitors to prevent sunlight decay and discolouration, and price is a good indicator of their quality. Quality wooden-framed canvas chairs can be expensive and are heavy, but they look great in a

spacious setting and their weight can be an advantage when the wind picks up. to avoid wood turning silver, regularly treat it with a quality oil or epoxy coating to maintain the timber’s beautiful natural colours. Create the ultimate outdoor paradise at home this summer. Be inspired by the different styles and accessories on show in Christchurch, and experience the quality of esteemed global names in textiles, furniture and omewares, all in your own private oasis.

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GONE PLATinuM The golden name in the building industry that is synonymous with impeccable workmanship and project management, Metzger Builders Ltd (MBL) have done it again, this time scooping the coveted Platinum Award. Only builders of the highest calibre, consistently displaying a superior level of excellence are awarded the Master Builders’ most esteemed Platinum Award. Having previously won five or more national awards, Metzger Builders have certainly earned their company’s tagline: “Attaining Excellence”.

Homes that had previously won House of the Year accolades at the regional competition came up trumps at the Master Builders National Awards. A stunning four-bedroom resort-style home, designed by O’Neil Architecture, shone the brightest out of 26 other worthy contenders and scored the top

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ChrIstmas For a simple and truly handcrafted Christmas tree that won't take up half your living room or shed pine needles, try this easy DIY alternative.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED + 10 lengths of tree branch cut to size or graduated lengths of driftwood + 1 ball of brown string + Electric drill + Christmas ornaments and LED fairy lights for decorating

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1 Remove all greenery from the branches and cut into different lengths and arrange on the floor in a triangle, leaving space between each branch to hang decorations from. 2 Drill a hole in each end of each length, about 5cm from either end, to thread the string through. 3 Lay all 10 lengths out on the floor spacing each one equidistant from

the one before. 4 Thread the string through the bottom length of wood, fasten with a knot and continue threading the string up one side and down the other, tying a knot in between each length to hold it in place. At the top leave enough string to allow the tree to be hung by a nail on the wall. 5 Decorate with Christmas ornaments and finish by weaving delicate strands of LED fairy lights around each branch.


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Harking back to the 1840s, Christmas crackers are a great way to personalise your family's festive experience, especially when you make them yourself. In 1847, enamoured with French bonbons, London confectioner Tom Smith began making similar ones with the addition of love notes, short mottos and riddles hidden within the sweet wrappers. When sales of Mr Smith's sweets began to wane, he set about devising new and innovative promotional ideas to increase sales. One evening, whilst sitting in front of his log fire, divine inspiration sparked. Mesmerised by the sparks and crackling sounds coming from the fireplace, he decided it would be fun if his sweets erupted with a crack when the sweet wrappers were torn apart. Over the years, his cracker

business expanded and so did cracker size as he added toys and party hats inside, and travelled the world in search of new ideas of gifts to hide inside them. To this day the traditional cracker comprises four main characteristics; a cracker strip (available at craft stores), decorative paper, a joke, a tiny gift, and a paper hat. Making your own Christmas crackers means you can put your personal stamp on them by customising the style and personalising the contents. Use seasonal giftwrap or crĂŞpe paper, or step outside the box by using wallpaper remnants from an old home improvement project

Store-bought C hrcoistntmaains crackers usually jokes, so less-than-average ur own eit her create yo out punchl ines or seek for inspirational quoteser. people to pond or from your local vintage shop. You will use this material to wrap around a toilet roll, before tying the ends with ribbons. Store-bought Christmas crackers usually contain less-than-average jokes, so either create your own punchlines or opt for something more meaningful by seeking out inspirational quotes from your favourite philosopher that people can keep and ponder well into the new year. Either handwrite or use an old typewriter, or decorative font on the computer, to print your jokes or life quotes. Tiny gifts can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. This could also be a fun way of

distributing Christmas gifts around your assembled friends and family. Simply add a name tag to each cracker or, to make it even more interesting, add a name tag to the gift inside each cracker, so once they're pulled you can have fun giving the contents to the recipient. Gifts can be anything that fits within a toilet roll, like travel-sized skincare products, cosmetics or fragrances, nail polish, jewellery, cufflinks, miniature spirits, luxury chocolates, movie passes, concert tickets or money. Start saving those toilet rolls and collecting supplies, then get rolling, gluing, tying and, voilĂ , meaningful crackers devoid of 'Dad jokes'.

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The best gifts of all are the ones that we have spent time thinking about. After all, the adage "It's the thought that counts" is the key here. If you're creatively inclined and are happy to take a little time making your gifts extra special then bespoke wrapping for the individual can be made so unique to the recipient that it will mean much more than the gift itself. In the past I have gone to great lengths to personalise gifts and their presentation, which has been a fulfilling process – allowing me the time to really think about what that person means to me and to enjoy showing them just

how much with a little extra care. One idea I especially love for family members is to dig out old family photos of you and your siblings or perhaps one of your parents as a child sitting on Santa's knee. Scan the image and use it to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift card. Another idea I've used in the past with great success, is writing a list of all the things you love and appreciate about your loved ones (either by hand or printed on computer), which you can use to create wrapping paper that is bound to impress!

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AfTER Dark Don’t let your home disappear under the cloak of darkness when night falls. Be safe, add magical ambience and showcase architectural and landscaping features with practical and ambient lighting to enjoy your outdoor areas well after the sun sets. Illuminate The Landscape Add drama by spotlighting a tree or other focal point in your garden like a flower bed or water feature. Uplighting provided by spotlights accentuates the texture of tree trunks and creates a beautiful glow on foliage. Inexpensive LED rope lighting creates a great uplighting effect when placed on the back of landscape bed edging. Roll out the tube lighting and pin it in place with landscape staples for a hidden glow. Make sure you position spotlights away from windows or your neighbours.


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Wall-mount downlights cast a warm, gentle light on outdoor living spaces. Use them to enhance texture on stone walls. Plan ahead when incorporating a light into a wall, leaving access to wiring for maintenance or repairs. Dining At Dusk Enjoy your deck after dark with well-planned lighting on your porch or deck. Set the scene with strings of fairy lights draped over a pergola or bundled into a ball beneath glass domes to make a luminous table feature. Hang tea lights in glass jars from tree branches to create a magical atmosphere whilst entertaining


outdoors in the evening. Add an element of the unexpected with a light fixture that’s usually seen indoors, like a chandelier, for example. Life Aquatic There’s nothing quite like a night-time dip in the pool. Add spotlights in and around your pool for safety. Add submerged lighting, using aquatic rated fixtures in ponds to create luminous light to enjoy fish and plants well after the sun goes down. Light The Way Lead guests to the front door with adequate lighting to illuminate

stairs or other potential hazards. The simplest and cheapest lighting option is solar-powered landscape lights which require no wiring, and therefore use no electricity. Simply place them in a sunny spot, and when dusk arrives, they automatically light up. A string of low-voltage LED lighting is the perfect solution for brightening a shady bend along a walkway. It’s a low-cost, easy DIY solution for illuminating a path. Use motion-sensing lights to increase security at night. Install them in key spots like the garage and side doors where it’s useful to have light for short periods.

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With Christmas almost here and holidays getting closer I thought I’d share my thoughts on two very specific entities. Both conjure up uniquely different emotions, so bear with me whilst I elaborate. When I was growing up trolls were something, that lived under bridges and held deep and meaningful conversations with goats. They also provided a humorous touch, hanging off the mirror in your car, much like a charm to amuse and entertain. But not now. Today’s trolls are an entirely different creature. They are much darker in context; in fact, a social media troll by definition is someone who creates conflict (as if the world doesn’t have enough) by posting controversial or inflammatory statements with the sole

intent of producing an emotional-usually angry response from others. ‘Others’ being the target of their comments. These comments often go beyond what would be deemed constructive feedback or debate, and are launched under the protection of anonymity. Every industry has its share of trolls waiting to deliver feedback and mine more than most. I’m often disappointed by the constant commentary relating to how little real estate agents do, how auctions never work and how overpaid everyone is, to name but a few, however I’ve been in the industry for long enough to realise that for me those observations are rare and not the norm. The reality, which a troll wouldn’t care for, is that successful realtors work more hours than anyone - just ask their families and without results, you don’t get paid. It’s so much easier to subscribe to the cliché when talking about real estate, and for every set of great circumstances or examples there’s always some character

whose conduct brings an industry into disrepute. That’s not the standard that I believe in or hold others to. I only wish slightly more balance and perspective would be applied when the whole real estate industry discussion starts. So, onto my second entity – the fat man in the red suit. He’s coming and a number of our recent auction results suggest he may have arrived early for some of our owners. I don’t believe these results are chance or luck alone; skill plays a big part. Finally, I love Christmas. It gives me time with my family. I know for others it can be a stressful, trying and expensive time, but maybe this year it can be kinder. And that’s my Christmas wish. The world has enough trolls, enough bad, hard, black news, so be kinder to yourself and others. Sign off 2015 and may 2016 be special!



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There are many things to think about when you’re considering building a new home. Browsing show homes is a fantastic way to get you thinking about practicalities, needs, aesthetics and your wish list! here are a few considerations to help spark your planning process. • What is your exterior style? What kind of homes do you like? Look around and take a mental note of what you are drawn to most. • What kind of exterior materials do you like? Once you’ve worked out the look you like, research what materials are available and find out about their durability. • How will you use your house? It’s important to most people to have good indoor/outdoor flow and attractive, sheltered outdoor living. imagine your home in various seasons. • Landscaping is important. Look around and consider what you like and don’t like. Are you a structured formal garden type or do you like a contemporary native style? • Sustainability and future-proofing aren’t just buzzwords anymore. it’s very important for your new home to be environmentally friendly. Research insulation requirements, solar hot water heating, ventilation

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options and new technology to ensure your home will be affordable to run. interior décor is really exciting. this is where show homes can really help you get to know current trends, colours, beautiful furnishings and furniture. collect home magazines and figure out what you'd love to emulate. Also pause to give thought to architectural components inside. do you like a raised ceiling? What kind of finishing do top homes use and which styles are you are drawn to? Heating is also a consideration. Have a look at what show homes are offering. Kitchens form the heart of the house. Show homes give you insight into the latest styles, materials and storage facilities available. Bathrooms are another big component. they need to be as luxurious as you can make them, so start dreaming...

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With an innate affinity for creating timeless sophistication in New Zealand homes, interior designer, Debbie Cavit, talks to Majka Kaiser about transitional furniture and elegant décor. debbie Cavit has an extensive portfolio of interior work spanning 24 years. It boasts a myriad of high-end commercial and residential projects here at home and around the world, and has given debbie a solid reputation as one of new Zealand's most sought-after interior designers. “Canterbury has fantastic options when it comes to contemporary furniture, but we see a real need for our specialty range of ‘transitional furniture’,” says debbie, who has recently opened a showroom for Cavit & Co on Victoria street. Transitional furniture, debbie explains, has a timeless quality that transcends fickle fashion trends creating a timeless décor of which you will never tire. As debbie takes me through the carefully curated collections on display, it’s clear she has

an intimate connection with each and every one, as she explains the history behind the likes of the ralph Lauren empire and how they came to produce their ubiquitous range of rustic furniture handcrafted by a dutch father and son duo, through to the iconic brand’s modern furniture collections. debbie is drawn to pieces that encapsulate excellent design, timeless elegance, and functionality, which are made with quality materials to the highest standards. during the showroom tour, debbie shares a few insights into a few key trends to watch out for in the coming year. Metallic décor accents remain strong, with bronze at the forefront and gold taking on a greater presence. Colours in textiles are diverse with Kate spade recently launching a new furniture and fabric collection showcasing

bright pop colours, but the theme emerging is definitely favouring a neutral colour palette. ralph Lauren's perennial navy and tan are set against a subdued colour palette of pale grey damasks and wools. LA designer Barbara Barry has a fabulous palette that ranges from neutrals through to warm fig and pond scum greens and blues, while new York's Holly Hunt uses warm neutrals as a backdrop to bold artwork, which contains a fabulous mix of texture and bold colour. Italian bed-linen company, Frette features a dark smoky petrol through to light neutrals and the every popular crisp white and ivory. “While all the design houses have a slightly different take on fashion and colour, natural colour is definitely taking a stronger hold,” debbie muses.

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Just as any other room in your home requires planning, so do outdoor spaces. We look at a few areas that bear some careful consideration to achieve a functional, stylish and relaxing backyard retreat this summer.

Outdoor rooms have their own unique challenges. As well as giving thought to architectural style, colour palettes, traffic flow, spatial requirements and comfort, it's important to factor in shelter from the elements and privacy from the next-door neighbours. Important things to consider if you are reinventing your outdoor area from scratch or embarking on a big project are orientation and layout. Exposure to sun and protection from the wind, proximity to the house, pool, and views, and consideration for the kinds of activities to accommodate cooking, dining, entertaining, lounging, and

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sun bathing, are also essential elements to think about. If you’re contemplating tackling a large-scale project or even if your outdoor area could benefit from some bespoke elements, employ a landscape architect and an interior designer (many of whom have experience designing outdoor areas). Many have the ability to successfully design and manufacture custom-made furniture to suit your specific needs or have access to discounted products that will save you money.By bringing in the professionals, you can rely on their extensive knowledge and experience to design a functional

and beautiful space you will love entertaining and relaxing in. Consider access between indoor preparation areas to outdoor dining areas for optimal practicality. Ideally your outdoor area should be easily accessible from the house, with food preparation areas located near your indoor kitchen to reduce trips back and forth. If this is not a viable option you may want to think about designing a dedicated area outdoors to a combined cooking and dining area. Heating is an additional benefit, which will enable you to enjoy your outdoor areas in comfort for

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Electric patio heaters produce zero emissions and have a fuel cost that lies somewhere between propane and natural gas. they may need professional installation depending on the type of voltage and wiring needed. Electric heaters operate efficiently, use fuel economically, and produce heat effectively. Patio heaters have many inbuilt safety features to protect you and your family. Most have a tilt shut-off valve. Be sure to give adequate space between the patio heater and any combustibles. Always consult the manual before installing your patio heater. For patio heaters between 30,000 and 50,000 BtUs, provide at least 75cm of clearance above and on all sides of the reflector and emitter head from combustible materials. Smaller units from 10,000 to 30,000 BtUs need at least 60cm of clearance above and on all sides of the reflector and emitter head.

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Summertime is the time to get outdoors and enjoy al-fresco entertaining and lounging with the help of all-important shelter from the heat of the sun.

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Fertile Ground Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, How to Grow an Addict is a highly engaging coming-of-age story about a young woman’s decent into addiction and her struggle for redemption. By the time my eighteenth day at the Facility rolled around I’d written fifteen pages about the things I’d done and things that had happened to me, and I still hadn’t figured out what my three worst were. Nor had I fully recovered from my injuries. The bruise that covered my right thigh was still purple, the stitches over my eyebrow hadn’t completely dissolved, and the yellowish-green bruise around my eyes hadn’t disappeared, either. I’d gotten tired of asking the nurse if I could have something for the pain, because every time I did she’d say, “Oh no, ya know, some people will take any type of pill just to be taking something. They get relief from the process of popping something in their mouth. So let’s not help that part of you, okay?” Instead she’d offer me wheat bags or hot towels with lavender oil on them. “You’re gonna feel better just as soon as it stops hurting,” she said one day, a half smile, half smirk on her face. She made me feel like I was a five-year-old with a pretend stubbed toe asking for morphine. I hated her. But I needed something to make me feel better and the hot towels did help, so I kept going to her office and I kept listening to her talk about living one day at a time and staying away from the first drink, “Or in your case, the first pill.” They didn’t talk too much about pills in the Facility, but they did talk a lot about alcohol. Unlike most of the others at the Facility, I didn’t get smashed every time I drank. And I told everyone who’d listen that I liked pills more than I liked booze, but no one seemed to care, and the staff continued to refer to me as an alcoholic, which continued to piss me off. The few times things got out of hand with me and booze was only because I’d lost count of how many drinks I’d had, or because I’d forgotten to eat. The really crazy episodes I’d experienced had all happened because I’d mixed booze with pills. It was the combination that wiped me out, and I

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ith her hourglass figure, feline eyes, flowing dark waves and porcelain complexion, Asti-Loren Newman looks every inch the pop princess destined for stardom. Behind the flawless image that graces her self-made psychedelic pop videos, there is a fortitude and determination that belies her youth. Enthralled by the 1980s movie, Fame, and mesmerised by life in the performing arts, Asti set about making her dream become reality. After narrowing a long list of top international performing arts schools down to just five, she picked London’s Susi Earnshaw Theatre School out of a hat, and unbeknownst to anyone – even her mother – the tenacious Christchurch teenager swiftly sent an audition tape off in the mail. Two weeks later, Asti received the life-changing phone call from London offering her a place on a two-year programme. She was just 14 when she left her friends and family behind to take her first furtive steps out into the world, half a world away. As it turns out, Asti’s reallife experience of the London performing arts school was every bit as exciting as she’d anticipated and played out like scenes from Fame. “There was definitely a massive buzz in the halls and people would literally break out into song and dance in the middle of the quad!” Asti recounts. Following in the formidable footsteps of past pupils – like Amy Winehouse and Adele – whose glossy framed photographs lined the walls of the foyer, was a daily inspiration to Asti. Spending three days a week attending a range of performing arts classes that included tap, jazz, ballet and street dancing, musical theatre, expressive arts, business studies, pop and jazz singing, and drama, the remaining two days of the week were spent working towards her GCSEs. Taught by some of the leading lights in the industry, Asti amassed a valuable arsenal of tools that are bound to serve her well wherever


her creative pursuits may take her. Since graduating from theatre school Asti has been talentspotted by Downtown Artists, who nurture young, unsigned singers and songwriters, guiding them and arming them with the necessary skills and mass exposure in the hopes of landing them a fixed record contract. The management agency is home to three recording studios. Formerly known as the illustrious Berwick Street Studios, a long list of renowned bands and singers from the likes of David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Depeche Mode, Björk, PM Dawn and The Chemical Brothers, have borne many chart-topping albums. Working closely with Downtown’s in-house record producers and technicians, this is where Asti recorded her debut album, which tells a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl transitioning out of the darkness into the light. All nine songs on the album are originals and involve a lengthy process from conception to completion. As Asti explains, the process for her begins by creating an inspiration board made up of images and words, where key themes begin to emerge from which Asti creates a list of working song titles that she eventually narrowed down to nine tracks that all flow and fit well together. From the titles Asti then begins writing the lyrics for each song, line by line. The first five songs were written in long coffee sessions at cafés around London, but by the time she reached the second half of the album dreaded writer’s block struck. “I had just finished song number five when I became a bit stuck. I knew the song titles and the general direction, but I began to overthink how each song had to be different from the one before it and not just follow the usual love story of girl meets boy. “Then my producer started sending me simple tracks and beats to inspire the lyrics, and from then on the rest of the album was easy.” Once the lyrics are written Asti then gets together with theww

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Becoming a pop star takes much more than just a good voice and a pretty face; it takes tenacity and perseverance, qualities Asti seems to have in abundance. producer in the studio where the music making begins. Starting with four basic chords as a foundation they then begin to add more musical layers with bass, drums, and other instrumentation. “I often use vivid descriptions to convey to Chris how I want certain parts to sound, like 'I want people to taste blue candy floss when they hear this.' Half the time Chris thought I was on another planet,” Asti laughs, “but we got over that and very quickly he began to understand the way I see music, through colours, tastes, memories and dreams.”

Recently released her debut single, Follow Me, Asti returns home to Christchurch for the New Zealand summer, where she will perform songs from her debut album that is due for release early next year. See Asti perform live at grounds of her former school Selwyn House for a one-off concert on December 5, as well as at a number of Christchurch hotspots, including The Wunderbar and Dux Live, over the month. Who knows what the future will bring for this young starlet, but we have no doubt it will be a bright one.

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1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Warm together the egg, kirsch and icing sugar then whisk/whip up in a machine for around 5 minutes. 3. Sieve the flour and cornflour and the aniseed. 4. By hand, with a spatula, gently mix together the egg mix and the flour. 5. Rest the mixture for approximately 15 minutes. 6. For a traditional look, roll into cylinders about the size of a 10 cent coin and then cut 6cm lengths. Make approximately 4 incisions in the 6cm lengths and bend to form a crescent. 7. For an easier option roll the dough into a cylinder of about a 50 cent coin and then cut pieces to approximately 2cm thick, or use an assortment of Christmas-themed cookie

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Sea Breeze New Brighton Club is a social hub where locals and members can come together any day of the week to enjoy good food and great company. WORDS BY MAJKA KAISER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CENTURI CHAN There couldn’t have been a more idyllic evening to enjoy a meal overlooking the cascading waves breaking on New Brighton’s shoreline. Children still frolicked under the watchful gaze of Brighton’s iconic whale in the paddling pool and after-work surfers rode the white caps in the ocean beyond. Seated at a table for two in New Brighton Club’s Pier View restaurant, we take a moment’s silence to revel in the spectacular view and peruse the menu. Starters include the usual favourites like hot buttery garlic bread, ciabatta with a range of dips, spreads and chicken liver

pâté, creamy seafood chowder, garlic prawns, and pulled pork and ginger spring rolls with an asian salad. For the ‘Main event’ there are a range of choices, including dishes for vegetarians and gluten-free options. Caesar salad, chicken and bacon fettuccini with baby spinach and parmesan, roasted eggplant rolls filled with pumpkin, spinach, ricotta and roasted peppers, fresh fish of the day, rosemary roasted lamb shoulder with root vegetables, slowroasted pork belly served with kumara mash, roast beets and garlic beans, beer-battered fish and chips, a cashew-crusted

chicken breast with hand-cut kumara fries, and a choice of chicken or beef rib eye or sirloin steak from the grill. We opt for the two latter dishes, which hit the spot and share an ice cream sundae to end on a sweet note. Downstairs the bistro and club rooms are heaving on a Friday night with members enjoying a pint or two over a game of pool or while watching a game of rugby on the big screen. annual membership is only $26 and includes access to all the club’s amenities – including live entertainment and social and sporting activities held

New Brighton Club • 202 Marine Parade • 388 9416

throughout the year. Indoor activities range from billiards, pool and darts to indoor bowls for men and women and wine tastings, which are held at the club on the first Tuesday of each month and include an annual Christmas function. Outdoor sports include organised fishing trips to Kaikoura, akaroa, Moeraki, Lake Coleridge and Lake Brunner, motor sport, longboarding and Sunday cricket tournaments. Sign up for the club’s social group to experience mystery bus tours, outings around Christchurch and even overseas trips.

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WHITFORD'S RESTAURANT & BAR AT THE WOOLSTON CLUB DINE DIVINE NAME Discover the newly refurbished Whitford's RESTAURANT CAFE RESTAURANT Restaurant,& inside the Woolston Club.

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THE CUP RESTAURANT NAME THE STORE @ TAI TAPU Perched high on the Cashmere Hills is a

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PERFECT VENUE FOR MAKE A RESERVATION PERFECT VENUE FOR (BUT NOT & ESSENTIAL) CORPORATE EVENTS DINING CONFERENCES BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER Cnr Riccarton & Mona Vale Ave, 3 Town CentreRd Road 227 Leeston Riccarton. PhRd, 343Springston. 5378 The Mall Ph 03 329 5554. Open 7 Days 9am-1am Open Days 8am-4pm Hours:7Wed-Sun 10am-4pm, Thu-Sat 6.30pm-11pm (Bookings essential) Minimum group booking 8 for Dinner

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587 Prebbleton, 355 Buchanans Road, TheSprings Mall Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 344 2180. Yaldhurst, Christchurch. Open 7 Days 8am-4pm Opening 11am until late Ph 348 8038.

3 Town Centre Road

Re-start coffee, the best in Edgeware. & BYO licence. (Brunch & lunch/corporate family functions by arrangement). PERFECT VENUE MENU FOR ALL DAY BRUNCH CORPORATE EVENTS FRIDAY - SUNDAY FROM 9AM AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE

1066 Colombo St, Edgeware Village Shop 3, 575 Springs Rd, Prebbleton 3 Town Centre Road Ph 03Mall 344 Phone 3665554. 5159, Mon - Thurs from 11am, The Dine In: Tues-Sun 4.30pm-9pm Fri - Sun Open 7 from Days9am 8am-4pm Takeaways: Tues-Sun: Lunch 11am-1pm, Dinner 4.30pm-9pm. Closed Mondays.

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BRICk BY BRICk With a new chef at the helm of Cashmere’s favourite suburban pub, The Brickworks offers an all-new fine-dining experience that is bound to satisfy. WORDS BY MAJKA KAISER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CENTURI CHAN Eager to experience a sneak preview of The Brickworks’ revamped menu, we are treated to an all-new seasonal selection of dishes that have been created just in time for summer. From the beginning of December The Brickworks ups the ante with a wide range of tempting dishes. Using the freshest local produce wherever possible, the new menu offers a selection of delicious bar snacks that feature unexpected taste-bud tantalisers such as beer-battered fries, alongside popular favourites like crispy potato wedges, toasted Turkish breads and dips, and mini garlic loaves. Light meals promise a good choice, including a hearty Brickworks burger, Caesar salad, chicken schnitzel and fish ’n’ chips. For the main affair for lunch or dinner, the typical Italian spaghetti dish is made with fresh

prawns in a marmalade chilli, and braised pork belly with red cabbage, potato dauphinoise in a roast tomato jus. We begin with a rich duck liver pâté served with water crackers, toasted Turkish bread, accompanied by cornichons, home-made chutney and grapes to appease our hunger pangs and toast with a glass of New Zealand’s finest vino to the welcome approach of the weekend. The pan-seared salmon fillet is both succulent and beautifully accompanied by seasonal baby vegetables in a salsa verde, and the grain-fed beef fillet is complimented by a ratatouille in red wine jus and truffle oil with a side of creamy sweet potato mash, topped with a wafer-thin prosciutto slice. The final dénouement to our dinner is a delightful deconstructed summery raspberry

panna cotta paired with a delicious pistachio praline, white chocolate and cream, and an irresistible vanilla cheesecake served with mixed berry compote, hokey pokey ice cream, and a melt-in-the-mouth meringue. Young families are welcome and children twelve and under have their own special menu and are easily entertained with the supply of colouring books and coloured pencils. Enjoy after-work drinks indoors while watching live sport on the big screen in the bar area or get together with family and friends over lunch or dinner. On hot summer evenings and lazy afternoons enjoy dining al fresco within their sheltered brick-walled courtyard and its tranquil river view. Christmas gatherings are happily accommodated and bookings are now being taken for Christmas Day lunch.

The Brickworks • 69 Centaurus Road, Cashmere • 337 2227

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with style Be in to Win this month. We have some marvellous prizes to give away. Entries Close Wednesday 16 December.


Control GX

Gear up and seize the grey. It’s time to take back control of the battle zone with Control GX in the arsenal – the first and only shampoo to reduce grey with every wash. Specially formulated, Control 5 x prize GX Grey-Reducing Shampoo for men packs is gentle enough to use every day, bringing hair back to its natural shade gradually while fitting effortlessly into his daily routine. Control GX is available as a Regular Shampoo and a 2 in 1 Shampoo plus Conditioner. Available in supermarkets nationwide, RRP$14.55. CODE: CONTROL

Elizabeth Arden New Elizabeth Arden Ceramide 2x Youth Restoring Essence Elizabeth Arden infuses new life into skin with Ceramide Essence essential moisture, lipids to give away and minerals. The skin-enhancing benefits of water, whether an ancient bath or daily hydration, have been touted for centuries. Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence is a revitalising, waterlike treatment that instantly absorbs and infuses new life into the skin to restore suppleness and radiance. Enriched with humectants and a balanced cocktail of essential minerals, Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence leaves skin feeling soothed and immediately hydrated. 140ml, RRP $95. Available at all Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide. CODe: yOUth

Rob The Rich Collection

3 x $50 vouchers to give away

After the volcanic ash cloud disrupted flights from Bali, the boys from Rob The Rich Collection have finally made it back to Christchurch for their much-anticipated Xmas Pop-up Sale. Robbie and Richard will be down at The Colombo until Boxing Day peddling all sorts of treasure from cheeky frames and pop art to boho dreamcatchers and summer fashion, with a sprinkling of colourful, funky homewares. CODE: POPUP

Otahuna was built by Sir Heaton Rhodes in 1895 as a wedding present for his wife. A beautiful private park 2 copies was developed, with rare plant to give varieties, formal landscaping, kitchen away gardens and fields of daffodils. Rich in personality and anecdote, For the Love of a Place: The Stories and Cuisine of Otahuna, by Hall Cannon, Mikes Refo and Simon Farrell-Green, charts the history of the house and the people who made it, and its rebirth as one of the country’s most welcoming luxury lodges. A celebration of Otahuna, the book also shares many fine recipes from its acclaimed kitchen. CODe: OtAhUNA

Kiwigarden snacks

5 packs to give away

Fill your stockings with treats you won’t feel guilty enjoying or giving to others this Christmas. Kiwigarden’s all-natural snacks are delicious and healthier alternatives to sweets. Made from 100% real ingredients like fruit, vegetable and yoghurt, these nutritious freeze-dried snacks contain NO nasties – NO artificial flavours, colouring or preservatives. And they’re proudly NZ-made! Kiwigarden’s apple slices and mixed berry yoghurt were both finalists for 2015 NZ Food Awards. For healthier snacks, go to We have 5 Christmas packs to give away, each containing all 6 exciting Kiwigarden snacks. CODe: Kiwi

LAst month’s WinneRs FRENCH: Michelle Herd, Erin Raines, Ann Taylor, Bryony Cherry GOUCh: Kay harris, holger Dinse SMALL: Deb Parkinson, Penny McGowan FLATBREAD: Vanessa McKay, Catherine Baker, Glenda Irving, Sharon Shine REBUILT: Chantal Rosenhart, Rebecca Palmer, Mike Findlay DRLIBBY: Jan McLean, Trish Green *Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person per prize. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following month's edition. Standard network fees apply for text entries. Full Terms & Conditions are available on request.

hoW to enteR it's easy to enter, simply email, or text 021 467 827. You may enter all five competitions. Each entry must be made separately with your choice of competition code in the subject line. To be eligible for the draw, all entries must include your name and contact number. Entries Close Wednesday 16 December.

Brett Anderson, Andrea Allan

Ferrari Esperienza Cocktail Evening

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The stallions of Italian motoring reared up in salute to welcome guests at Clearwater Resort. With their metal hearts restrained for the evening, the cream of Europe's luxury automotive stable were the objects of admiration and desire. If cars have egos, then these would be swollen from the diet of compliments which they were fed. Whilst their aesthetic appetites were nourished by the Latin dream machines, the devotees's earthly ones were slaked by a truly indulgent array of dishes, the over-riding flavour of the evening being one of unashamed class.

Dennise Chaman, Tom Thomson, Dean Palmer

Scott Maxwell, Athena Vaughan, Glenn Hick

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Ferocious Ferrari

Price: Ferrari California T, $499,000. Dimensions: Length, 4569mm; width, 1910mm; height, 1320mm. Configuration: V8 longitudinal, rear-wheel-drive, 3855cc, 412kW, 755Nm, seven-speed automatic. Performance: 0-100km/h, 3.6sec.

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Ross Kiddie Motoring Editor

A California T tugs at Ross Kiddie’s senses. When publisher of Style magazine Charlotte Smulders approached me in the newsroom and said: “Would you like to drive a Ferrari?’’ i didn’t have any hesitation in replying: “Yes, please.’’ New Zealand’s only new Ferrari dealership Continental Cars recently brought the Ferrari esperienza to Clearwater resort. as its name suggests, the experience provides Canterbury’s Ferrari owners, and potential buyers, the opportunity to drive, on familiar roads, the latest and greatest from the stable of the prancing horse. Out of around 10 demonstrator models, i was assigned a beautiful blue


BehiNd The COMPlexiTY OF The CONTrOl SYSTeMS, The CaliFOrNia T iS aN eaSY Car TO driVe California T, a four-seater convertible powered by a 4-litre V8 engine. When you look at the engine statistics of the California T you get a fairly good understanding as to its performance. it is rated with 412kw of power and a staggering 755Nm of torque. The quad-camshaft, 32-valve unit is fed by two turbochargers with drive channelled to the rear wheels through a formula onetype direct shift gearbox. in fact, it’s easy to imagine you are sitting in a formula one car; the steering wheel is multi-functional, there are a raft of systems which can be manipulated from it, such as traction control settings,

suspension and damper controls and, the most important button of all, the source of ignition. and when it is pressed, all hell breaks loose. The big V8 fires into life with a loud bark and constant burble. it’s enough to bring joy to the senses, and even for a senior whose hearing has taken a battering over the years from internal combustion engines, I had no difficulty hearing the engine howl as the revs built. in fact, driving a Ferrari is as much about the sound as it is the performance, even though Ferrari’s V12 engines have long been regarded as the epitome of enticement, the V8 doesn’t disappoint. Behind the complexity of the control systems, the California T is an easy car to drive, the gearbox is effectively an automatic, you just flick the steering wheel-mounted paddles and off you go, the engine wailing and crackling out the exhaust as the revs build. To familiarise myself with the California T’s characteristics i left Clearwater and headed north up the motorway before heading inland. My allocated time in the car was only 50min, but that was long enough for me to eke out some challenging twists of a North Canterbury back road.

The California T fills the driver with confidence, it turns sharply through the steering and corners controlled and flat. Power delivery is immense, and i was circumspect about applying too much throttle early. i didn’t want to put a half-amillion-dollar car into a ditch, or fence, but I was confident that if I did break traction at the rear, the eCS system would compensate. acceleration is stunning, but the California T doesn’t create a lot sensation as speed builds. Yes, the engine does howl and the exhaust booms, but the legal limit comes and goes in a flash – well, according to Ferrari, it will blast to 100km/h from a standstill in 3.6sec, and will top end at 316km/h. These times place it as one of the quickest cars i’ve driven. it also has the most prestige and for a car that is so capable it is also practical for a convertible, it’s a lot more than a 2+2. On the subject of open-air motoring, the hard-top roof retracts electrically. in terms of affordability, the California T is an adventure into one of the world’s most desirable performance brands. i can’t wait for a call to ask if i’d like to drive one on my home patch for a weekend!

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Co-chairs of Friends of Starship Christchurch Charlotte Smulders and Gina Satterthwaite, with Lucy Lawless and Denise L'Estrange-Corbet

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Brad Clark, Nettles Lamont

Starship Diamonds and Stars High Tea

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The gentlest of breezes lazily progressed around the trees and through the open windows of the Hagley Pavilion, cooling the scene. An elegant and oh-so-English high tea was afoot, guests now gathering. Flutes of Mumm Champagne, sparkling like liquid fireworks were dispensed as cheery chat and laughter filled the hall of delightfully white, dressed tables. This was the inaugural fundraising high tea for the Starship Foundation to support the children of New Zealand during times of their greatest need. Resembling an episode from a fine British play, the genteel party unfolded with tiered plates and trays laden with traditional fare. Flowing more freely than the comestibles was the generosity, as the event and auctions, both live and silent pulled in $91,400 for the Starship National Air Ambulance. Amazing what can be achieved at tea time!

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