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1 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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INSIDE WORD Indulge. Spend. Find. Experience. Christmas. Shop. SAVE THE DATE INTERVIEW Five Minutes With Sol3 Mio REPORT Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova HOUSE FEATURE Award-winning Home In Fendalton LUXE LIVING LANDSCAPING LIVING Creating Your Perfect Outdoor Christmas Experience MOOD BOARD REBUILD Cashel Mall TRAVEL Resort Life The Chinese Way MOTORING Kia Optima ARTS FASHION NEWS FASHION EDITORIAL Lazy Summer Days FASHION TRENDS JUNIOR Top Stocking Fillers BEAUTY All Every Woman Wants For Christmas WELLBEING How To Stress Less SEE BE SEEN ETIQUETTE Christmas Day Best Behaviour WIN

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47 COVER The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to Christchurch for a special performance of Swan Lake.




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mULTI AWArd-WINNING PUbLISHING cOmPANY PUBLISHER charlotte Smulders Star media 12 Venture Place, Middleton Christchurch 8024 379 7100 EDITORIAL Kate Preece Group Editor Victoria Tait Editor Gilbert Wealleans Social Editor DESIGN emma O’Sullivan CONTRIBUTORS Anne Hudson, charlie Jackson, christine de Felice,

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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, Style targets readers with a high disposable income. Designed to inspire, Style has a lengthy shelf life that offers excellent value for your advertising choice.

The Christchurch Star Company Ltd 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 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd or its editorial contributors. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information within this magazine, however, The Christchurch Star Company Ltd can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information.

The whirlwind of the holiday season has begun. There is a sense of high energy in the air as we all strive to complete everything we wanted to achieve this year, be it a house renovation/build, a new healthy-eating pattern, or spending more quality time with loved ones. At Style, we take this part of the year in our stride and offer you, as always, a moment’s escape from your busy lives. Feast your eyes on the latest trends, beautiful homewares and, of course, ideas for that perfect gift. You will be spellbound with our report on Irina Kolesnikova, prima ballerina of the worldfamous St. Petersburg Ballet Company. Irina shares with us what is involved in dancing for the prestigious company and how she can go through up to 30 pairs of pointe shoes during a six-week tour. We also catch up with Sio3 Mio, the talented family threesome, who will be performing at Waipara’s Christmas In The Vines on December 17th. With the Architectural Design Awards wrapping up for the year we are lucky enough to get a sneak peek inside an award-winning home in Bradnor Road. With its clean lines and clever use of space, it’s easy to see how this impressive home was a top winner. Stuck for Christmas Day ideas? Follow our guide to create the perfect outdoor celebration. We have a beauty gift guide for all ages and a selection of fabulous stocking fillers for little ones, too. Our fashion edit takes you to New Brighton beach for a lazy summer’s day, where we keep styles simplistic and relaxed for optimal summer ease. Bring in the New Year with our finishing-touches edit focused on the hot new season trend of all things that sparkle. Merry Christmas! Enjoy our festive issue! Victoria Tait edITOr Instagram: Style_christchurch

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SpEND. Action Bicycle Club has just opened its doors at 8 Walker Street in the central city, giving a new lease of life to an iconic 1960s-style warehouse building. Beautifully built bicycles, designer apparel and accessories with fashionable functionality make this a destination for the modern-day cyclist. Curating some of the world’s best cyclerelated products right here in Christchurch, the Action Bicycle Club also offers a fullservice workshop and city cycle hire. Seed Heritage has expanded its South Island offering, opening a children’s store in Westfield Riccarton. The Seed Child store is the first of its kind for Christchurch, joining the existing women’s and children’s wear store based in Ballantynes and becoming the eighth Seed Heritage store in New Zealand. The new Christchurch store exclusively stocks Seed Heritage’s baby, child and teen collections. Check out the new Christmas Campaign for a range of toys and books for girls and boys of every age. Looking for a Christmas gift with a difference? Take a look at the Lisa Ferguson website: Not only is the site full of her stunning artworks, but this Christmas Lisa has designed a range of six silk scarves that come packaged in gorgeous gift boxes – the perfect gift for the woman who has everything.

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find. On Pointe Barre & Wellness Studio has just opened in Carlton Mill (21 Bealey Avenue). The studio teaches Bootybarre® a workout that fuses techniques from dance, pilates, and yoga, that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. We are signing up now! Love fresh flowers? We love Flower Addict ( Based in Christchurch, it offers a subscription service whereby a stunning selection of market-fresh blooms can be delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The arrangements are simple, stylish and relaxed, as though freshly picked from the garden. With a mission to ensure as many of its products are organic or ethically sourced, The Lincoln Pantry (5 Robert Street, Lincoln) offers a wide range of fine foods – including an extensive cheese collection. If you’ve never heard of organic coffee, or white truffle infused oil, head in for a taste and get expert advice on how to use it. We’re loving the Turmeric Latte.

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inside word cHriStmaS. Kmart is helping us give to others in need this Christmas with the annual Wishing Tree Appeal. Kmart will be collecting gifts, The Salvation Army will distribute them and, together, they will make a difference to 17,000 families in need. Gifts will be accepted from November 14th up until Christmas Eve. Re: START Mall is getting into the festive sprit with family entertainment, late-night shopping and Christmas movie nights. On Thursday and Friday nights in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, the mall will stay open to 9pm. There will also be screenings of the classic Christmas movies Fred Claus, Arthur Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf, and the new Kiwiplay children’s playground in the Play:ZONE to try. Movies start at 6.30pm and filmgoers are advised to bring their own cushions. Starship Children’s Hospital has turned 25 and would like to acknowledge everyone who has helped them reach this wonderful milestone. Here’s to another 25 years of delivering outstanding care to young patients.

SHOP. We love the new Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter for ages two to five. It’s an upgraded version of the world-renowned classic micro mini (that is still available), but with an adjustable T-bar, a raised silicon deck for stability, and an annodised finish to look great and protect from rust. Check out If you haven’t experienced True Grit Hair Salon, we suggest you do. The Christchurch salon has just won the 2016 New Zealand Salon of the Year at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards. It not only took out the most prestigious national hairdressing award, but also collected another three: Grand Salon of the Year, Excellence in Marketing and Best Salon Design. Simon James Design has launched a new website with selected furniture, lighting, homewares and fashion, from brands such as Simon James, Menu, Tom Dixon, as well as Jessica McCormack jewellery. There’s also a mood board section for clients and architects to share and upload content for projects/homes they are working on.

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email youR evenTS To 1 HigH Tea Three tiers of delicious handmade treats – from raspberry lemon-curd cake to goat’s cheese croquette – with loose-leaf tea or coffee. Available daily from 11am-5pm, $25pp. r20 venue. The grand Café, Christchurch Casino

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10 a day aT THe Polo enjoy polo, good wine and great company. All proceeds go to ronald mcdonald House South Island. This includes a beautiful twocourse meal and a complimentary glass of wine. Auction prizes, along with awards for the best dressed. To book a table of 10, contact: Port Hills Polo Club 12-24 THe CHRiSTmaS gRoTTo exPeRienCe Wander through the beautifully decorated rooms packed with amazing miniature and grand installations. Open december 12-15 from 9am-3pm, 16-24 from 9am-9pm. South west Baptist Church, corner of Cobham and lyttelton streets, Spreydon 16-17 PeTeR Pan Southern ballet presents this famous story, with ballet, contemporary and jazz dance. isaac Theatre Royal

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17 CHRiSTmaS in THe vineS Stan Walker and Hayley Westenra will join Sol3 mio on stage and be accompanied by the christchurch Symphony Orchestra. waipara Hills winery 29-31 ST. PeTeRSBuRg BalleT – Swan laKe For the first time in 15 years, the St. Petersburg ballet Theatre is returning to New Zealand, performing the stunning ballet Swan Lake. isaac Theatre Royal 31 new yeaR’S eve enjoy family entertainment with the christchurch Faerie circle, kids’ dJ and a special family-friendly countdown at 8.30pm. From 9pm the party continues with dJ Andy Pulzar, the black Velvet band, the easy Hearts and Piper bringing you into the New Year with a midnight fireworks display. For more information visit north Hagley Park by victoria lake

3, 4, 10 & 11 SanTa PawS – PeT PHoToS wiTH SanTa Gather your fur babies for a special photography sitting with Santa! $5 from every package sold will be donated to the K9 rescue and rehoming charity. Kuri, 100 orchard Road, Harewood 4 70TH anniveRSaRy SanTa PaRade Presented by the christchurch children’s christmas Parade Trust, featuring celebrities, spectacular floats, animals, music and, of course, the big man himself. Parade starts at 2pm at the corner of Wharenui and riccarton roads, and ends approximately 3.15pm at the corner of mandeville Street and riccarton road. Riccarton Road


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How do you describe your music? our music is definitely an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music. of course, our primary discipline is opera/classical, so we try to mix old-school favourites in a way that respects both genres. our music is filled with our own personalities – you can hear the humour, you can hear the drama, you can hear the ‘sol3 mio-ness’ if you will... that’s what i think makes our music, ours. our music is nostalgic sentiment in a song, but also emotionally driven and powerfully stirring. – Pene Opera tends to be quite serious, yet Sol3 Mio is known for taking a more relaxed approach. Do you think this has made opera more accessible to a wider audience? Absolutely. this is the key to appealing to a ‘newer’ audience. People believe in a stereotype about opera being stand-offish, upper-class and for the chosen few, and that’s what stops them from having a taste. But classical music is in everyday life, through tV, movies and jingles – people just don’t know that. By taking opera and making people realise this, we instantly have access to this wider audience. opera has been going through the ages. why? Because it’s a movie in song format. we lose this appeal in today’s music. A relaxed approach on opera reassures the audience that this music can be for everyone. we invite everyone to our world and make them realise that this has been a part of their life too, they just didn’t know it. – Pene

“Our music is filled with our own personalities – you can hear the humour, you can hear the drama, you can hear the ‘Sol3 Mio-ness’ if you will...” – Pene Pati

What has been your career highlight? A career highlight has to be becoming an Adler Fellow with san Francisco opera – very privileged to be a part of such a prestigious programme and an amazing company. with sol3 mio, performing at Vector Arena, as it was always a goal that we wanted to achieve. it’s a blessing to be able to achieve what you set out to do, and it’s definitely a milestone that we will never forget. – Amitai What is your favourite Christmas carol, and why? my favourite carol will have to be Shepherd’s Pipe Carol. i sang this as a chorister with the Graduate Choir NZ, and it’s always been a carol i’ve enjoyed performing and listening to. listening to it also brings back some good memories of me and my brother trying to learn to read music and sing in time for the first time. Carol singing had a huge impact on our development as musicians. – Amitai Who is the biggest comedian of the group? i don’t classify myself as a comedian at all, and if i do crack a joke it’ll usually be for my own amusement, in which i will laugh over and over again! You’ll have to have the Pati boys fight for that title. – Moses Who inspires you? i always say that if you don’t want to do something because you’re nervous, scared, unconfident... then do it for someone who can’t. – Moses


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Dancing Queen The world-renowned St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is performing Swan Lake in Christchurch late December. Christine de Felice speaks to principal dancer Irina Kolesnikova, about her life as a professional ballerina.

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The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre (SPBT) was founded by Russian entrepreneur Konstantin Tachkin in 1994 and is recognised as one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. The company specialises in performing the masterpieces of classical ballet loved by audiences across the globe. Giselle by Adolphe Adam; Don Quixote, La Bayadère and Paquita by Ludwig Minkus; Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The St. Petersburg Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty by Peter Tchaikovsky; and Les Sylphides (Chopiniana) and Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev – all these and more are included in their extensive repertoire. Since the company was founded it has toured extensively, visiting numerous cities across Europe, the United States, South Africa, Asia and Australia. These hard-working dancers present some 200-250 performances every year, and SPBT is

the only classical ballet company in the world that is completely independent of government financial aid or sponsor funding. The company performs in many of the world’s most famous theatres, such as the London Coliseum and Royal Albert Hall, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo, the National Theatre in Taipei, and the National Theatre in Beijing. The 60 professional dancers in the company are all graduates of either the world-famous Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy or other significant ballet schools, while well-known former dancers are their ballet masters and mistresses. The jewel in the company’s crown is Irina Kolesnikova – her name alone means sold-out performances throughout the world, with ballet lovers and demanding dance critics alike enthralled by her talent.

“I danced for five years before reaching principal status, dancing every day, practising every day.”

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To become a prima ballerina requires many years of tuition and practice. What age were you when you started ballet, and where did you start learning? I entered ballet school at the Vaganova Institute when I was eight years old and graduated at 18, so 10 years of study – and not just ballet, we also had regular schoolwork to do: maths, history, etc. To become a leading dancer takes even longer. I danced for five years before reaching principal status, dancing every day, practising every day. Was the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre the first company you joined? Yes, I joined SPBT [in 1998] as I liked the idea of a company that specialised in full-length classical works. Have you been a member of any other ballet companies, or been a guest dancer at any other companies? I have danced in gala programmes in St. Petersburg, Moscow and London, but mainly I stay with my own company. What would a typical day be like for you? A typical day is: Sleep in for as long as I can. Then a class at the ballet studio for an hour and a half. Rehearsals to follow, then my big meal of the day – fish, salad, soup. I also nibble on nuts and seeds for energy. I don’t eat meat, don’t have desserts and I don’t drink. Is there anything you have to sacrifice for your ballet career? See the previous answer! What is your favourite ballet and role, and why? Swan Lake has to be it. It’s a challenging dual role: Odette – the soft, vulnerable Swan Queen, and then Odile – the cunning, flamboyant seductress. Two very different roles. They are both physically and emotionally demanding. Do you get nervous before a performance and if so, what do you do to calm your nerves? Yes, but in a good, positive way. Maybe I’d say more excited than nervous. I’m confident in my physical abilities; it’s the emotional side that brings the challenge as I stand in the wings waiting for my first entrance. It’s understood ballet shoes get worn out very quickly, so how many pairs do you go through in a month and how many pairs do you take on tour? It depends on the floor surface. A good stage lino prolongs the life

of a pair of pointe shoes. I use several pairs during a performance. Sometimes I prefer a pair that has been worn in; they can be softer on the toes! Sometimes I use a brand-new pair as they can give me a special feeling. Over the tour of six weeks, I’ll go through maybe 30 pairs. You tour extensively with the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Do you enjoy visiting and performing in different countries? Oh yes, it’s wonderful to dance to new audiences. Every country has a new way of reacting. Sometimes you hear no applause but can feel the emotion across the footlights. Other times it’s wild cheering and lots of curtain calls. Is this your first visit to New Zealand? No, I was here as a soloist about 15 years ago. Do you get the chance to go sightseeing in other countries, and if so what are some of your favourite places? I love London – who wouldn’t? We were there last year and had a wonderful season at the Coliseum Theatre. I danced nine performances in 12 days, so there was not much time for sightseeing. But I do love the history of the city, and Harrods! While in New Zealand, I hope I can visit the countryside on my days off – breathe the fresh air and enjoy the famous fresh food.

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Collaboration was key to designing an architectural home that replaced an existing house lost to the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Cymon Allfrey and don roy of Cymon Allfrey Architecture in Christchurch were the two creative minds behind the ‘Bradnor road’ home in fendalton, and were awarded the 2016 National residential New Home over 300sqm Architectural design Award and the residential interiors Architectural design Award. designed to accommodate a couple nearing retirement and pay homage to the owners’ love of mid-century modern architecture, the home needed to “expand functionally when grandchildren came over or they wanted to entertain,” Cymon says. There also needed to be a promise of connection between the house and its natural surroundings, and, just as importantly, a personal and emotional connection between the owner and house through the incorporation of loved qualities from the existing home. A sense of familiarity depicted through architectural language meant that the home has rooms “organised in a similar way”, and the grand living room orientates to the river.

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An initial challenge posed by this project was that it was an insurance-related build. Cymon says,“There were the usual challenges of creating good architecture in an environment where a home was lost. This created obstacles in terms of size, location, scale and budget.” He adds that they wanted to make sure the house is as “visually honest as possible” and do so in a cost-effective way. The contemporary home sits on a tree-lined cul-de-sac adjacent to the Wairarapa Stream and its defining feature is the extensive structural timber skin distinguished from the road as one drives up to the house. “Timber became a narrative that was used throughout the design and construction – it has no structural steel... Architecturally, it’s about presenting itself to the road in a simple way that was recognised to be a home,” Cymon says. Volume has been created with high-level windows, and the sloping roof addresses the sun and river. mapped out on one level, the simple interior is split into three main sections and follows a practical L-shaped floor plan aligned to connect the primary living spaces to the northerly river view and existing garden to the east. The kitchen and the bathroom (which was a joint effort between Cymon Allfrey Architects and Christchurch designer davinia sutton) wrap along the eastern edge of the house and address a courtyard accommodating two bedrooms and en suite. The study, second bathroom, master suite and garage face the road along the south boundary.

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The project was a “considered design process where creativity was deliberate” and exercised the architects’ creativity and skill, as well as the ability to work together, shared through a process of respect, encouragement and support. Built by Homes by maxim, Cymon describes the design as a “restorative process” and the design and build teams were engaged in the project and overcame obstacles together – the resulting views as you navigate through the house are a particular victory. Judges called the design an elegant project. “set between river and road, the building and landscape intentions are held in a sensitive balance.” The ‘Bradnor road’ home was one of two projects for which Cymon Allfrey Architects received an award. The other winning project, ‘Gleneagles Terrace’ by Craig south, is the creative and graceful design of two family homes and won the 2016 National residential multi-Unit dwelling Architectural design Award.


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livE liKE a lorD American department store chain Neiman Marcus is offering a new Christmas travel package called ‘fantasy gift’, which offers commoners a week as private guests of the aristocratic owners of three of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes. Guests will find themselves and up to seven friends dining in style with the Duke of Marlborough, driving fast cars with the Earl of Pembroke at Wilton House, and shooting at Alnwick Castle. Luxury, however, comes at a price – an eye-watering bill that starts at NZD$700,000.

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Love Your Lawn Landscape architect Craig Wilson looks at the options and benefits of artificial lawns.

Landscaping projects can generally be broken down into two distinct components: the ‘hardscape’ and the ‘softscape’. A key element of the ‘softscape’ in Canterbury residential gardens is the humble lawn. Our childhood memories of backyard cricket, making daisy chains and backyard summer picnics were all made possible by the green slab of lawn that Dad mowed every Saturday afternoon. For the landscape designer, a lawn is a valuable tool in creating a restful open space with strong contrast to the texture, layering and form of garden beds and the hard precise lines of built landscape elements. In summer, an expanse of a lawn is a welcome cooling element in sharp contrast with the reflection and glare of hard surfaces. The ideal lawn has been often viewed

as a weed-free ‘monocultural’ wonder and is often the pride of its watchful owner. However, the effort to create this impression is not for the faint-hearted and requires a strict year-round schedule of irrigation, fertilisation, spraying, de-thatching and mowing. If you want the look but don’t want the work, a viable alternative to a traditional ‘browntop and fescue’ lawn is one of the many artificial turf products available. The term ‘artificial’ never sounds good and is enough to put many off. However, it is increasingly becoming the lawn of choice – even here in ‘lawn proud’ Canterbury. The benefits of artificial turf are obvious, but worth the time to mention. Firstly, you don’t need to mow it much… and secondly, it looks as good all year as the day it went down. For the homeowner

who travels and wants to come home to pristine lush green without the thought of mowing ankle-length lawn, it can be a no-brainer. It can also be a great solution to that problematic shady area where you’ve tried and tried unsuccessfully to get a lawn to establish and ended up with mud time and time again. Perhaps most importantly, as our water supply and consumption continues to gain deservedly heightened awareness, artificial turf requires no irrigation and will be a lovely, soft green even in the harshest drought. Artificial turf will never be everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s hard to beat the feeling of a healthy dense green swathe of grass between your toes on a summer’s day. But be aware of ‘lawn envy’ this summer – your neighbours’ lawn may not be all you imagined it to be.


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GARDENING TRENDS Quality landscape architecture weathers the nature of evolving fashions and tastes- however it is interesting to examine trends which emerge from year to year. Some of the trends seen in landscaping this year internationally: • • • • • • •

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Sustainable garden landscaping practices clever recycling of grey and rain water The use of native and drought resistant plants Low maintenance landscaping Plant walls and roof tops gardens Firepits and fireplaces Edible gardens Movable gardens

Ground covers such as pachysandra and aceana are an attractive and functional way of covering up unsightly dirt which would otherwise host weeds, whilst creating an interesting texture. Once established, ground cover plantings are easily maintained. Space shortage

We have observed many of these trends in our projects locally, we have also seen additional trends emerging, specific to our locality. Colour 2016 has seen a revived interest in the use of colour through the use of flowers (bulbs and perennials) and contrasting coloured leafy plantings. The impact of changing colour adds variety and a sense of your garden being a living, ever changing entity. Hedging Some gardeners approach hedges warily, due to the perception of hedging requiring time consuming maintenance and being ‘traditional’. However, the maintenance required is determined by the variety of hedging chosen. A variety such as teucrium will require trimming almost as soon as you have hung up your hedge clippers, but slow growing varieties such as buxus will only require a couple of trims a year. Hedging need not be boring-you can have flowering, scented, soft or spiky hedges and is a great way to add structure. Using trees for shelter (from both the sun and our pesky prevailing Easterly) will provide a protected cosy environment. Evergreen Perenials Plugging gaps in your beds with evergreen perennials will provide a show for most of the year, keeping your garden visually interesting. New forms of Salvia, such as ‘love & wishes’, flowers for up to 9 months of the year!

There is a move towards smaller sections and larger dwellings in urban areas, reducing the available space for outdoor living. These space limitations are encouraging gardeners to look to new ways to efficiently maximise the outdoor space they have. Gardening upwards (through the use of garden walls) and movable planted pots are some options. Cleverly combining varieties of plants along borders (rather than using the same variety) will create the illusion of more space whilst generating a lush outlook. Multiple purpose gardens We are seeing a trend towards gardens which are more than ornamental. Picking gardens are back in vogue. To maintain these year-round requires careful plant selection- a mixture of seasonal varieties (bulbs for spring and perennials for summer) to ensure that picked will soon be replaced. We New Zealanders have always had a love of our edible gardens- we have noted an increased demand for citrus trees such as kumquat and limequat which are hardier in our sometimes punishing climate. Vegetables and herbs are being incorporated in to the traditional bed alongside non edible plants. Planting bee and bug attractors is crucial to developing a biodiverse garden which supports itself. Water wise We are seeing gardeners becoming focused on rising temperatures and water preservation in their planting selections. Mulching provides a simple and effective way of retaining moisture and limiting weed growth. Some are opting out of lawns in favour of artificial turf or no mow plant options, reducing maintenance and limiting onerous irrigation required to keep a lawn green through summer. Speak to Goom Landscapes today to find out which trends will lend themselves to creating your perfect outdoor LifespaceTM .

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Whether you intend to have your Christmas feast and festivities by the beach, at your holiday home or in the back garden, here are a few ideas to pull off a memorable experience as warmer weather invites us into the outdoors.

CREATIvE ACCEnTS Large outdoor spaces mean you can create an elaborate Christmas setting or a warm and cosy backyard. A decorative chandelier wreath hung from a tree branch over the dining table works well as a centrepiece, and smaller branches can be decorated with hanging flowers, baubles, paper lanterns or voile curtains for a soft and luxurious look. For something different, style a vintage fireplace surround and place it thoughtfully against an exterior wall; add a large flower display on top coupled with towering candle holders and various Christmas ornaments and decorations, such as pine cones and antlers to finish it off. Display balloons and float a herd of candles in the pool to create ambience and reflection.


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Go BoHEMIAn Christmas teepees are a creative alternative to gazebos and marquees. Think Christmas-themed cushions and throws, string lights, sheepskin rugs and a display of Christmas gifts. To complete the look, hang Christmas stockings on either side of the teepee entrance, illuminated Christmas words, a teepee-topper and a Christmas tree. Teepees will make your back garden feel like a world away, as well as creating a unique dinner ensemble and quirky backdrop for fun Christmas photos. CoSy nook A wooden bench or corner seat can be turned into an inviting and mesmerising nook on your patio, porch, balcony or entranceway. Hang a Christmas wreath from the porch ceiling and throw in some festive cushions, pillows and throws, lighting, Christmas decorations and a table for food and drink, and you have yourself one cosy corner to relax in and enjoy. STARRy nIGHT Enhance your natural surroundings using garland lights, lanterns and candles. Wrap string lights around tree trunks and branches or hang loosely under the tree so that it drapes slightly for an enchanting feel. A room divider with vertical string lighting creates a magical backdrop behind sofas and chairs, while a string light tent creates impact. Illuminated letters which spell out words, such as 'Joy' or 'Ho ho ho' can be used to decorate walls or hang between poles or from a tree branch.

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CInEMATIC ExpERIEnCE Organise your very own ticketed event – play all of your favourite Christmas films outside by installing an outdoor cinema, or if you’re feeling nostalgic, use a projector and blank wall or large blackout fabric. Decorate your designated cinema space with soft furnishings, tables, lighting, Christmas ornaments and food and drink. EClECTIC fEEl For a low-key, lounge-look Christmas dinner party, opt for low tables with mismatched blankets, rugs and oversized floor cushions. This creates a fun and casual dinner setting which can be recreated in any environment. TABlESCApE Bring the Christmas dining experience together with little details at the table: include personalised décor such as blackboard signs with Christmas messages and pine cones as name card holders. Fill the air with a Christmas-scented candle, hang mistletoe, use twine to wrap cinnamon sticks and greenery to napkins, add a couple of miniature Christmas trees and deluxe Christmas crackers, and all that’s left to do is enjoy.


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Recently I took the opportunity to go through an open home of a neighbouring property; in fact, from that property you can look directly into ours. The home in question was stunning, both spacious and beautifully presented. The consultants hosting the open home were absolute professionals and although the words ‘nosy’ and ‘neighbour’ never came up, in less polished hands, they may have. And that’s the little bee in my bonnet, so to speak. Real estate consultants and owners will often categorise neighbours viewing their homes as ‘sticky-beaks’, or worse, and it’s something I frequently challenge. Yes, for some folk it will absolutely be an exercise they go through for purposes other than making a purchase, but for others – and I’ve been in this camp many times – it can mean a potential sale. It makes sense

that neighbours buy next-door properties; they buy for themselves, for family members and on behalf of friends keen to get into a specific area or school zone. They believe in the location and its merits, and can at times pay a premium for the privilege. So, all is not lost if you see lists of locals on your open home attendance sheets. Accept it as just another part of the selling process. Breathe deeply and move on. Here’s another ‘B’ or two: BE Persistent and BE Sensible. In a transitional market, and that’s what I believe our current market is, as demonstrated by the incredible number of properties that are currently available (others refer to it as stock, a word I hate), versus a selective number of purchasers, many of whom won’t be rushed. Choice brings its own set of challenges, especially for owners. It’s time to be sensible with price expectations if you sit outside the market’s ‘sweet spot’, which can adjust almost weekly, or if your suburb is over-supplied, and there are several

pockets where this is the case. So whilst I’m advocating an optimistic yet realistic stance for owners, my message to sales consultants is one of persistence. Showing persistence is such a gutsy stance and all of us like to feel that the person working for us has done absolutely everything they possibly can to bring about the desired result. These actions should include a written marketing plan across multiple media, a structured open day schedule, data base contact, auction or private treaty, and then successful negotiation. The list is extensive and the work ethic needed is strong. And let’s not forget that professional approach when dealing with neighbours; after all, you never know, they just might purchase.

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JOINING THe DOTS in Cashel Mall Richard Dalman looks at the progress of this favoured shopping strip. PHOTOGrAPHY Charlie JaCkson

In November, the first retail stores – Mecca Maxima, Superette, Glassons and Hallensteins – opened in the ANZ Centre. Cashel Street was abuzz with people waiting for the doors to open and opening-day specials to be enjoyed. This once quiet side of Colombo Street now gives city-goers reasons to venture further down Cashel Mall. The ANZ Centre is located in a critical and unique part of the CBD. It fronts four key streets – Cashel, High, Colombo, and Hereford – and is positioned on one of the two diagonals that interrupt the Christchurch grid street pattern. This interruption creates the potential for interesting buildings and spaces. The ANZ Centre achieves this with its curvaceous glass façade and the soon-to-open glass atrium on the High Street side. Hopefully, it will also relate positively to the triangular space immediately to the north.

Cashel Mall is a destination shopping strip, in which Ballantynes has held the fort since the earthquakes. Ballantynes is the anchor I believe Christchurch should be grateful decided to stay. Our city owes much to the business’ ongoing determination and loyalty. The innovative Re:STArT Mall has been another very successful mainstay that continues to delight tourists and locals alike. With the CBD spaces starting to fill there is a “joining of the dots” occurring. Ballantynes and the ANZ Centre will soon be joined by BNZ, The Terraces and The Crossing developments. The stage is set for increased retail activity in between, and soon there will be more buildings than gaps in this area. A feeling of integration, wholeness and style is achieved as more building developments progress. Not only is retail starting to return to the CBD, but so, too, are the commercial tenancies bringing

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Yalong Bay, where the MGM Grand is located, has been rated among the top 25 beaches of 2016 (Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards).

THE SECrET SANdS of Sanya Kate Preece explores the Chinese island on which sun, sand, surf and steamboats are the orders of the day. PHoToS Kate PreeCe A three-course meal, a few movies, a glass or two of red, and a small travel group touched down in Guangzhou, China, 12 hours after leaving Christchurch. The flight was care of China Southern Airlines, the service was enjoyable, and the seat lay flat – if you were lucky enough to find yourself in business class. We weren't staying in China’s third largest city, however, bound instead for the whitesand beaches of Sanya, on Hainan Island, a quick 90-minute flight away. For the in-flight snack, leave your European preferences at home. Expect a Chinese hamburger (sticky rice of white and purple wrapped around some form of meat) and a juice box of sweet herbal tea. If you can’t deal with this deviation in cuisine, best turn back now. Flying into Hainan Island, the references to the ‘Hawaii of China’ are believable. Mountainous green-covered hills give way to deep valleys, with ribbon-like river that glisten from above. The popular city of Sanya unfurls before us. It is a destination for a luxurious retreat, and we were to stay at what was China’s first resort. We arrived at the MGM Grand –

previously Gloria Resort – and were greeted with lei-like flowers and a glass of the best coconut milk I have ever tasted. We were quick to immerse ourselves in resort life: swimming, sunbathing and ordering from the bar in bikinis. (Note: the Chinese are not as accustomed to the Kiwi holidaymakers’ penchant for a 5pm drink, and might need guidance to make cocktails and G&Ts.) After tourism, agriculture is the second biggest industry on Hainan Island and produce year-round fruit for the mainland. Crops include pineapple, bananas and mango (in two varieties, one of which is from seed imported from Australia), which flourish in the average temperature of 25°C. The bird’s eye view from the plane highlighted this clearly with lines of cultivated fields creating patterns on the hills. Today’s food in Sanya is worthy of a long lunch. Juice can come straight from a gigantic green coconut, extracted from corn (served hot) or squeezed fresh from a cactus (bright purple). Meat is served whole – fish in particular, but it is not uncommon for a chicken’s head to sit on a plate either. The dumplings couldn’t be better, and neither could the fried rice, and this is a country in

which you will line up to eat your oh-so-flavoursome greens. Spice fiends will also be satisfied, with the hot stuff part of the everyday menu (watch out for the yellow chilli sauce!). To experience something off the beaten track, seek out a fishing village. We arrived at one not long before sunset and joined a raft of boats making their way inland after a day’s fishing – and more so heading back out, fully equipped with rows of squid lights hanging high above the cabins. Workers who don’t own their own restaurant take their hauls directly to the fish markets, but the rest are waiting for patrons to choose their fish du jour. For us, it was swallow fish, a beautifully soft white fish that melted in the mouth after being boiled in stock on a burner atop our table. This form of ‘steamboat’ or ‘hot pot’ is classic Chinese fare, and the go-to option if you are to experience any Chinese barbecue. With four days in Sanya, we experienced little more than a taste for this tropical oasis. A short trip through one of the shopping areas brought us head-to-head with the locals, yet for those wishing for a resort-style retreat, choose from 43 international brands and there’s no doubt you will find solace.

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1. drink like a Chinese pilot and opt for a half-and-half mix of orange and tomato juice, with a splash of hot sauce. Not only is it supposed to be good for the skin, but it adds an extra boost of vitamin C, ahead of any regular old juice. 3. To prevent jetlag, resist the urge to put your sunglasses on until 48 hours after a long-haul flight. Don’t stop natural light reaching your retinas – it will mess with your head. 4. Watch for surcharges. VAT might be 10%, but then there’s the 6% extra for the pool boy to deliver your drink. 5. Tea is king in China. Therefore, there will be some areas (such as Sanya) in which you will struggle to find a decent coffee – your best bet will be McDonald’s. If in doubt, hold off on the milk, too. It’s often UHT. 6. don’t take your power banks in your carry-on. You are likely to lose these ‘unsuitable items’ at the security check in Guangzhou. 7. dreamliner is more than just a catchy name. The China Southern Airlines flight, direct from Christchurch to Guangzhou, uses this type of plane (also known as a Boeing 787) and its fancy air-filtration system makes the in-flight conditions friendlier on your skin.

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Optimal Optima Korea’s Kia Optima battles away in the shrinking sedan market, as motoring expert Ross Kiddie writes.

Elegance, style and performance don’t always go hand-in-hand in motor vehicle manufacture. But Korea’s Kia Corporation has certainly done that with the new midto-large sedan, the Optima. Well, when i say new, the Optima is mostly all new, it has a new chassis and it is bigger than before, but it looks little different, it still has the same sleek body style, and the latest iteration builds on those values i’ve just mentioned. The Optima reeks of flair and fashion, it sits low and it has a body style that oozes desire, that element is also carried over to the interior, the entire car has had a refresh with a renewed emphasis on quality trim and materials. there is little difference in price either, in fact it could well be cheaper than the outgoing model depending on specification. Limited specification comes in at

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$48,990; for that money the Optima comes well specced, major features include satellite navigation, radar cruise control, full leather trim with heated front seats with electric seat adjustment, heated steering wheel and paddle shift gearbox. it’s fair to say, though, the evaluation car was top spec, an EX variant sits $3200 below that and it would probably be my choice given it doesn’t miss out on much and it has cloth trim, which is my preference. all that aside, both variants get a 2.4-litre petrol engine. it’s not a new unit, but i wouldn’t be at all surprised if it has had a bit of a makeover in terms of refinement, such is the quiet and sophisticated way the Optima drives – the engine is a major part of the hushed way in which the car travels. and as i eluded to in my introduction, the Optima isn’t short on performance.

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the specs price: Kia Optima Ltd, $48,990 DimensiOns: Length, 4855mm; width, 1860mm; height, 1465mm cOnfiguratiOn: Four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive, 2359cc, 138kW, 241Nm, six-speed automatic. perfOrmance: 0-100km/h, 8.8sec fuel usage: 8.3l/100km

Rated at 138kW and 241Nm, the twin-camshaft, 16-valve unit has plenty of urge. it drives through the low and close ratios of a six-speed automatic gearbox, together the driveline promotes swift acceleration and easy momentum when it reaches the driver’s desired speed. it’s hard to detect how hard the engine is working, for a big block fourcylinder it is uncannily subdued, and even under acceleration sound is well isolated from the cabin. Unfortunately, my testing time was cut a little short, an engine maintenance warning light flicked up on the dash during the time the test car was in my care, so i was very circumspect as to how i drove the car, and how far. that aside, the engine has a lot of usable torque through the mid range, which means it is happy slugging it out in the areas where fuel use is minimised. Kia claims an 8.3-litre per 100km (34mpg) combined cycle average for the Optima and that figure is quite realistic, during my time with the test car the fuel usage readout was constantly listing around 9l/100km (31mpg) along with a 6l/100km (47mpg) figure available

instantaneously at 100km/h (engine speed 1700rpm). the Optima cruises beautifully, it has a plush ride and sound is deadened. Kia has utilised a fully independent, front stunt/rear multiple link set-up. i like these arrangements, the rear wheels have freedom, and springs and shocks are allowed to do their job unimpeded. mid-corner bumps are dealt to without deviation off-line, while at the other end steerage is direct and turn-in is accurate. Riding on high-quality michelin pilot rubber (235/45 x 18in), the sport specification tyres have strong grip properties along with little sound. they are also partly responsible for the strong steering feel, the driver is fully involved with the handling process. Creating a new car and building on the success of its predecessor is a complicated and difficult process, but Kia has always done that well, and the Optima is a good example of how sophisticated the modern sedan has come to be. it’s just a pity the sedan market in languishing in an age where a buyer’s first choice is generally a sport utility vehicle. Good cars like the Optima deserve to do better.

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Can gardening be defined as art? Anne Hudson explores this concept and takes us on a tour of Flaxmere, Penny Zino’s garden in North Canterbury. Penny Zino had a vision. She wanted to create something of beauty that complimented the surrounding landscape, blending in with the form of the North Canterbury hills, river and terraces. There is no doubt Flaxmere is a work of art, but this artist had to truly understand how it would form over time. How will the plants grow? What will they look like in different seasons, and in their juvenile and mature states? What will the weather do to them? Is there enough water or shelter for them to grow? The painter can dab his or her colour onto the canvas and there it is, they do not have to wait and see how it might develop over time. The garden artist must see into the future and take risks with the elements. This is art in the environment. Flaxmere is a mature garden with a Japanese bridge crossing over ponds covered in lily pads. One wonders, was she inspired by Monet’s paintings? In another part of the garden, a swampy area has been planted with New Zealand beech trees and other native plants, reminiscent of a mountain walk. The variety of beech trees is

testament to Penny’s botanical knowledge. Each visit provides some new design. A playful swirl of tussock grass draws the eye down from a formal lawn into the native area, and pathways gently lead you to new vistas. Floral beds and neat edges give way to paths and loose planting. A rose garden and pool offer a formal layout, and from here the eye pans to a theatrical view of the mountains framed by poplars and a lovely wooden gate, beyond which a mown path leads into the field and almost to infinity. It is these vistas that have earned Penny her artist status and her work recognition as a Garden of National Significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. A recent visit to the Netherlands to study with the renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf has been the inspiration for a new area of mixed grasses and annuals. They grow to a height of about 1m, offering an expanse of varied colour and texture. Penny continues to try out new ideas and new plants in this North Canterbury environment. Penny has designed and constructed much

of this garden herself. Its structure and layout, the perfectly created vistas and wandering water features, plus the stonework and planting, point to the work of an artist – but can we describe the garden as a work of art? A garden is a strong metaphor of change and flux. Each time one enters the garden it is different, dictated by those elements that affect all life forms. This garden is no exception, and provides a constant reminder to us that life has a cycle; that renewal and death are part of all life cycles. We learn to understand our place in the natural world by taking a walk in this beautiful landscape. The sublime, the romantic, the benign and the poisonous all co-exist within this work of art – one which works conceptually as well as formally. Flaxmere is open by appointment to the public and is available for garden tours, weddings and events. Each year, at the end of October, Art in a Garden is held at Flaxmere, showcasing not only the beautiful garden but also sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, and jewellery, providing us with an opportunity to immerse ourselves in aesthetic pleasure.

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fashion news Men’s designeR bag edit For Spring 2017, Louis Vuitton has taken men’s bags on a storybook safari. For most large brands, men’s bags are something of an afterthought. If a satchel or tote design works well in the women’s line, it gets simplified, enlarged and made more neutral in order to appeal to men. Louis Vuitton puts more thought and detail into its men’s bags than most other premier designer brands combined, and it really showed on the Spring 2017 runway in Paris earlier this year. The bags had a safari feel to them and the collection’s main colour story was blue, which made the whole thing feel like a highly stylised storybook adventure.

say goodbye to Cleavage It’s the end of an era for the cleavage according to Vogue (December issue). The trend of enhancing one’s assets has been around for centuries, however, fashion is taking a step back from bust boosting. Vogue contributor Kathleen Baird-Murray says, “The cleavage – those magnificent mounds pushed together to display sexual empowerment, to seduce, to inspire lust or even just to show off – is over, or at least, taking a well-earned break.” She adds, “The t*** will not be out for the lads. Or for anyone else, for that matter.”

ResoRt ColleCtion With summer just around the corner, Bird & Knoll resort collection offers a beautiful capsule of cover-ups: kaftans, maxis and ponchos. With a range of chic and simple resort wear, this collection is full of welcomed cover-ups for the summer season. We’re loving this Positano Poncho.


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summertime embrace the summer season with our relaxed beachwear edit.

StyliSt Victoria tait PhotograPhy robyn Wilson, anyWhere i roam Model bella taWera, Portfolio models MakeuP claire randel, Kssm hair francis Kim, bliss hair salon heidi Klum swim ostia sunrise long coverup $199.00, supplied by ballantynes, with Gold body chain, $12.99, from Glassons (worn as necklace).


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Add a touch of glam and shine this holiday season by shopping the latest metallic trend.

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Looking for Christmas inspiration? These stocking fillers are so delectable and sweet they’ll have your little ones buzzing on Christmas morning, while still keeping their sweet tooth at bay.

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The experts at Ahead In Hair can help you find your perfect new summer ‘do’. Whether you’re after gorgeous colour, a bombshell blowout, or overall super-healthy locks, with expert L’Oréal products, these stylists know the tricks to get you there.


navY The new Black

Dive into this season’s new trend by substituting your black with navy. This deep blue gives an aura of sophistication, while also being chic and fun. Park Avenue Fashions have the latest in this trend from Eve Hunter and LauraK.

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Soirée season can cause anxiety, but it can also inspire adventurous hair. The expert team at Bliss Hair Salon will leave you feeling on top of the world and ready to wow the town. Don’t miss out on the limited 2016 times left – ask for Sophie or Francis.

Dress To Impress

Feel ultra-feminine this holiday season in this Sabrina Indigo Roses dress, $195, by Cherry Velvet, a new range from Canada at Kabella Baby. Available in sizes S to 3XL.


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and Skin Lock out those damaging UV rays and maintain your skin’s health with these essential tips on sun and skin. WORdS CLemenCy ALiCe Sun exposure is one of the biggest threats to ageing well. it stimulates melanin production, causing increased pigmentation and sun spots. Sun triggers an increase of free radicals in the body, which cause skin collagen fibres to degenerate and premature ageing. new Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, which is why it is so vital to have corrective sun protection as part of your daily skin health routine.


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WhiCh type of Spf ShoULd yoU USe? Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. a ‘physical’ broad-spectrum SPF is vital in blocking and reflecting those harmful UV rays and is essential if you have irritated, sensitive, reactive skin or a tendency to breakouts. Try Synergie Broad-spectrum uberzinc with its key ingredients of zinc oxide, antioxidant green tea extract, hydrolysed tomato skin and Vitamin E. WhAt Spf iS beSt? an SPF15 provides only 93 per cent protection, whereas an SPF30 provides 97% and an SPF50 provides 98%. in your summer beauty regime, opt for a minimum of SPF30. never fully rely on your SPF15 tinted moisturiser for full sun protection, instead select an SPF with a minimum of 30. Suncare truth: if you have an SPF15 tinted moisturiser and layer this with an SPF30, the level of protection remains at SPF30, it does not become an SPF45.

AppLiCAtion AdViCe apply a generous amount of your sun protection cream at least 30 minutes before stepping outside, and make sure to reapply every few hours to ensure adequate sun protection. Remember to also apply along jawline, ears, neck and décolletage. Suncare truth: Remember to protect your skin from the sun even on those grey, overcast days. UVA rays (responsible for ageing) are still able to reach your skin. ACCeSSoriSe Invest in a pair of UV protective sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat that matches your style and a light cashmere shawl.

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Elly McGuinness gives us some tip on keeping stress in check over the ‘silly season’. The lead-up to Christmas can be a very busy time for many – social get-togethers are on offer for every club, hobby, workplace, and circle of friends that we are involved in. At the same time, most people are still working full-time hours during this pre-Christmas period, shopping for gifts for loved ones, and planning upcoming holidays away. Many people will perceive the added jobs they need to do as quite stressful and overwhelming, and this can have repercussions for the health of the body. The implications of high levels of stress can be wide-reaching from headaches to skin conditions, increased blood pressure, problems sleeping, fatigue and a decreased ability to burn fat, to name a few.

Top Tips To keep STreSS in cHeck 1. MiniMise alcohol consuMption It’s a social time of the year when alcohol consumption increases for many. Be aware that alcohol creates more stress inside the body by making internal organs and systems work harder and can result in a restless sleep. If you choose to drink alcohol, be very mindful of how much and how often, and ensure you drink sufficient extra water to keep your body hydrated. The Ministry of Health recommends no more than two standard drinks a day for women and no more than three for men as well as at least two alcohol-free days every week. Bear in mind these are upper limits, and not guidelines for optimal health.

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2. Breathe into your Belly Stressed people will generally breathe in and out of the top part of the chest, which can add to the stress response of the body. ‘Belly breathing’ is an effective way to decrease the stress hormones circulating in the body. It will also stimulate the lymphatic system, which assists in toxin and fluid removal from the body. To practice belly breathing, sit comfortably, place one hand on your belly and the other on your chest, and close your eyes. As you take a long, slow breath in, you should first feel the hand on your belly rise as your tummy fills with air. Towards the end of the in-breath, you will feel the hand on our chest rise as air fills this space. Then slowly release the breath and feel both hands lower back in. Start with 5-10 belly breaths every day, and gradually it should become the natural way for you to breathe. Anytime you feel your stress levels rising, take a few deep belly breaths. The tension in your body and your stress hormone levels should start to lower immediately. 3. say “no” Consider the things that are critical to maintaining optimal health, such as exercise, eating plenty of whole foods, good-quality sleep and spending time with loved ones. If the number of activities and tasks on your ‘todo’ list is negatively impacting on these areas, decide what you can say ‘no’ to and offer time to yourself, to care for your wellbeing instead.

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Charmed at Chalmers Davina Richards experiences the feel-good factor of this local working men’s club. PHOTOGRAPHY Charlie JaCkson It was the first time I had ever stepped inside the Hornby Working Men’s Club & MSA and I had never really known what goes on behind those doors. It turns out that there’s plenty to get involved in, and the volume of members says it all. The Hornby Working Men’s Club is located at the The Hub Hornby and has been established for more than 60 years, boasting more than 7000 members. At its inception in 1956 it was a men’s-only club, but the decision was made to allow women to become members in 1982. My fiancé and I met the club treasurer, Brian Purcell, who was kind enough to show us around the building, which proved to be very accommodating with a wide range of excellent facilities, including a club café, club bar with a stage for live music and dance floor, sports hall, modern

gaming room, well-equipped gymnasium, TAB, meeting room, Chalmers restaurant and three function rooms to host weddings, birthdays and conferences. Shortly after our tour, we were introduced to Brian’s wife Raelene and enjoyed a drink before entering Chalmers Restaurant – which was filling up quickly. The menu was simple and consisted of hearty traditional fare, such as catch of the day, 250g rib-eye steak and a carvery with your choice of favourites, like pork, beef, lamb or chicken. Greeted with a friendly smile and a professional demeanour by the staff, I ordered the seafood cocktail followed by a main meal of marinated pork spare ribs coated in tangy barbecue sauce served with salad and fries – a favourite dish at the club, so I’m told. On its arrival I was pleasantly

surprised with the portion. The pork was succulent and came off the bone easily and a lashing of barbecue sauce was perfect. My fiancé tucked into the blue cod served with chips and salad and was content with his perfect flaky fish and its crispy outer coating. Despite being too full to indulge in a dessert, I didn’t hesitate to have a couple of spoonfuls of my fiancé’s carrot cake with frosting and vanilla ice cream, which was almost life-changing. Suffice to say, I immediately regretted not having one. If you have never stepped foot inside the WMC it’s worth popping in to take advantage of its many offerings. There is a distinct sense of community, friendship and fun that fills the entire venue, and for a small membership fee you, too, can be a part of this feel-good club.

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INDIAN SUMNER CBD BECKS Garlic Kebab. SOUTHERN One of the NAME many delicious RESTAURANT appetizers available on a menu designed to meet ALEHOUSE

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The STyle guide To Christmas Day etiquette Presents: when to open them and how to pretend you like them. WOrDs ViCToRiA TAiT if you are one of those families that opens presents before breakfast on Christmas Day, all we have to say is... shame on you. By traditional standards, it’s considered rather uncouth. sorry, we didn’t make the rules, it just is. it is acceptable to tear your stockings open as early as you like, even before sunrise, but you must wait until the time between the morning church service and lunch before you open any presents under the tree. this is early enough to pacify your overly excited screeching children, but not so early that the glass of champagne in your hand makes you look as if you have a serious problem.

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if you’re very posh, the ideal time is to wait until after lunch. this, however, also requires you to have children with self-control, which very few of us have. if this is terrible news to you, know that it could be worse. the spanishopen their presents on the morning of January 6th – try explaining that to a screaming toddler. When spending Christmas with another family, you must take your cue from them and go by the law of whomever’s house it is. this, as we have all experienced, can be rather agonising. especially if you are with a family as boring as bat sh*t and wait for everyone to open a present individually followed by a thank-you speech. Which brings me to my next point, how on earth do you say thank you to a floral-covered shower cap, or something just as detestable?

Four things to say when you don’t like your present: 1. “Oh that’s lovely, how generous,” and smile. 2. “this is too much! you really shouldn’t have… you shouldn’t have...” 3. “i just love useful presents. they are the best.” 4. “how fun!”

And, if you do? “thank you!”


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Every month, Style sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away. It’s easy to enter, simply go to and fill in your details on the ‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close December 31.

FeeD Your LASheS

LashFood: 100% natural and organic growth and conditioning range for eyelashes and eyebrows. The only growth serums to be awarded an Ecocert certification. These effective products are even safe to be used by people currently undergoing or post chemotherapy. we have this beautiful holiday gift pack to give away from Lashform Studio (now open at The Colombo). Includes: LashFood Conditioning Volume 3-D Mascara, Conditioning Collagen Primer, and Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer. Get longer, thicker, strongerlooking lashes in just four weeks with this fantastic product.

Dinner AnD A Show

Dim 7th. Jazz & Whisky Bar is Christchurch’s new hot spot. With its cool, rustic, underground jazz feel, mezzanine whisky bar, modern tapas and an extensive cocktail list, it’s the ideal location for Christmas work functions. Live music and special set menu on offer. we have a fabulous threecourse meal for two to give away.

reLAx in LuxurY

New Zealand-designed SoFloat have a new summer range. Made with marine-grade sunbrella fabric, their products are waterproof and durable for a long life-span. Relax on land or float in water. we have a waiheke Solo to give away, valued at $399.

Meet the MArLborough MAn

The remarkable story of Marlborough wine, from the planting of the first vines to the global success of New Zealand’s billion-dollar Sauvignon Blanc industry, is also the very personal story of wine icon, Allan Scott. His incredible success story is one of classic Kiwi can-do, and he tells that story in his new autobiography, Marlborough Man. We have three of his autobiographies to give away.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: KIT ORGANISER: GEORGIA FRANCIS; ASHLEY & CO ASHLEY: TAYLOR; THE COSMETIC CLINIC: JAYNE GROWER; PENNY MOSS, REBECCA MCNAUGHTON SUPERETTE: SOPHIE MARSH *Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person. You may enter all giveaways. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following month’s edition. By registering their details, entrants give permission for Star Media to send further correspondence, which they can opt out of at any stage.


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