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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. Find. Spend. Experience. SAVE THE DATE INTERVIEW Five Minutes with Jason Kerrison REPORT The Greatest Love Stories in History HOUSE FEATURE National Award-Winning Home by Cymon Allfrey Architects MOOD BOARD LIVING Interior Inspiration LUXE LIVING ARTS REBUILD LANDSCAPING FASHION NEWS FASHION EDITORIAL Lovely In Lace FASHION TRENDS What Women Really Want JUNIOR WELLBEING How To Keep Your New Year’s Goals Active BEAUTY TRAVEL Five of New Zealand’s Best Walks MENSWEAR MOTORING FINANCE FOOD NEWS SEE BE SEEN ETIQUETTE How to talk to women at parties WIN

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15 COVER Green is the new black. Learn how to incorporate this colour into your home.

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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.


Summer is all about relaxing. Right up ‘til the moment you break your glasses.

For many people, February is the true start to the working year. The whimsical dreams of summer holidays are behind us and the harsh reality of a new year and its challenges set in. February is also the month of love, where we celebrate the dedication of Saint Valentine, a humble priest who was imprisoned after marrying Christian couples during the reign of Claudius Gothicus. In this issue of Style, we take you on a journey of love and tragedy, through the lives and letters of some of the most romantic couples in history, including Napoleon and Joséphine, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. With Selwyn Sounds coming to Christchurch on March 4, we catch up with Jason Kerrison and find out about his music, life and lay to rest the rumours around his spiritual beliefs. With so many award-winning homes in Canterbury, this month we take a look at another national winner. These two properties, built on Gleneagles Terrace and designed by Craig South, are sure to impress. With 2017 kicking into gear, you might be looking to update your interiors. Did you know ‘Greenery’ is the Pantone colour of the year? Follow our guide to find different ways to bring this colour into your home. In our fashion section, we take a glimpse at the Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017, undeniably the most illustrious fashion event of the year. Keeping Valentine’s Day in mind, we have a stunning lingerie shoot, too, followed by the ultimate gift guide highlighting what women really want. On a business note, and keeping you informed, we have a new finance section, highlighting the ins and outs of property investment. Watch this space to build your knowledge on the financial markets. Enjoy this issue of Style Victoria Tait EDITOR Instagram: Style_Christchurch

MICHAEL KARABASSIS is a mortgage and financial adviser with Lifetime Insurance & Financial Advisers and recommends that each person should seek independent advice. In this issue he gives us advice on property investment – see his column on page 63.

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FIND. A new exciting bar and restaurant has opened in the heart of the bustling Riccarton area. Rogues Of Rotherham is a vintage-style bar and restaurant with an open-air area as well a lush décor that includes velvet-covered booths. The menu offers wood-fried pizzas and Mediterranean mains. Pandora is the latest retailer to open in the BNZ building in Cashel Street, joining Mecca Maxima, Hallensteins, Glassons and Superette. Have you gone to Mexico? The popular Auckland eatery set down roots in Christchurch at 201 Manchester St, and has proven itself a winner, known for its delicious yet affordable sharing menu. A must-try are the tacos and fried chicken.

exPeRIeNce. Paddle boarding is a great way to get fit, and now an innovative company – NightSUP – has introduced night paddle boarding in Akaroa. Head out at sunset for a picturesque view of the harbour and, once the sun goes down, the neon lights come on. It’s on our must-try list. Weird, wonderful jewellery is on display at Christchurch Art Gallery. The masterworks of award-winning artist Lisa Walker includes kitchen utensils, children’s toys and taxidermy, in an exhibition entitled 0 + 0 = 0. Lisa will give a free talk on her practice 6pm, Wednesday 15 February.

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eMail your evenTS To 5 The Pioneer MounTain Bike STage race an awe-inspiring seven-day mountain bike race through New Zealand’s pristine Southern alps. christchurch adventure Park, 109 Shalamar Dr

14 The granD caFé Wine cluB treat your loved one to an evening of wine tasting and matching hosted by Babich Wines this Valentine’s day. tickets $20pp and can be purchased online or at the Casino. The grand café, christchurch casino

8 JiMMy BarneS Working claSS Boy an evening of stories and songs, where Jimmy will be telling his life story for the first time on nine stages across New Zealand. isaac Theatre royal

14 – 1 aPril carMen WiTh l’arléSienne the RNZB will open its 2017 season in Christchurch with works of 20th century dance by French master-choreographer Roland Petit. these have never been performed in New Zealand. isaac Theatre royal

10 SuMMer cineMa Situated in the arts Centre’s beautifully restored North Quad, Leighs Construction Summer Cinema series is on the second Friday of the month over summer. Friday 10 February: 5.30pm is The Lion King, there will be a prize for the best-dressed character. The arts centre 11 SParkS The sounds of summer will fill the air and be accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra as they take concertgoers on a musical journey around the world. north hagley Park

17 vivalDi – Four SeaSonS the Baroque Music Community and educational trust of New Zealand is presenting a brilliant concert tour featuring Vivaldi Four Seasons on period instruments, with international guests. The Piano: centre for Music and the arts 18 legenDary DivaS a show with award-winning actress and singer ali harper. expect nostalgia, comedy and audience participation, a rip-roaring ’80s medley with a splash of Madonna. rangiora Town hall

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18 The Winery Tour the iconic summer tour returns for its 10th year featuring Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga, and Benny tipene. Waipara hills 19 roBin hooD timeless hero Robin hood comes of age this February at anthony harper Summer theatre. riccarton house 21 Bruce SPringSTeen anD The e STreeT BanD ‘the Boss’ has returned to australia and New Zealand. he was last here in 2014, but the summer of 2017 will see Bruce and his legendary band undertake one of their biggest tours here to date, including her very first-time visit to Christchurch. aMi Stadium 26 The SWan SiSTerS aT The SunDay SiT DoWn ‘the Sunday Sit down Get down’ is a relaxed music event featuring local and national touring artists. Pop down to enjoy a concert with family and friends. The Brewery

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UPCOMING EVENTS SPARKS saturday 11 february 7.30pm – 10pm North Hagley Park Sparks returns with the fantastic Christchurch Symphony Orchestra playing popular pieces ranging from Bolero to the theme music from the Magnificent Seven. The evening will conclude with a dazzling fireworks display as CSO perform The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Pre show entertainment from 5.30pm.

CHRISTCHURCH LANTERN FESTIVAL 18 & 19 february 5pm – 10.30pm north hagley park The Christchurch Lantern Festival returns bigger than before to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Bring along your family and friends to experience Chinese culture through hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns including some new to Christchurch and New Zealand.



SUmmeRTImeS With more family-friendly events ahead, there’s no excuse not to soak up an afternoon outdoors, in our beautiful city.


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SparkS Saturday 11 February 7.30pm-10pm (pre-show entertainment from 5.30pm) North hagley park The sounds of summer will fill the air during the popular Sparks concert at North Hagley Park. The free family event will see the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra take concert-goers on a musical journey around the world. Preshow entertainment starts at 5.30pm with Court Jesters, Justice Brass and fairies roaming around the crowd. The CSO has been involved since the first Sparks event, 34 years ago, and form a key part of this crowd-pleasing event. The largest outdoor orchestral concert in the South Island, the main show will begin at 7.30pm with Kenneth Young conducting the CSO through the programme. From a picnic rug setting, enjoy popular pieces from Bolero to the theme song from American western Magnificent Seven. Keep an eye out for special appearances from guest performers Harry Grigg, Tama Waipara, Jennine Bailey and Fuzhun, winners of the Canterbury Regional Smokefree Rockquest. The spectacular fireworks finale will light up the sky to the rousing Sorcerer’s Apprentice orchestral piece before the event finishes at 10pm. Donations will be collected at the event for the St John Ambulance Service and concert-goers are recommended to plan their transport options ahead of time. Cheap parking will be available at select Wilson carparks. If the weather is wet, Sparks will be on Sunday 12 February. ChriStChurCh laNterN FeStival Saturday 18 aNd SuNday 19 February 5pm-10.30pm North hagley park Hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns will light up North Hagley Park to celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Christchurch Lantern Festival. The Lantern Festival has been part of the Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206BC-221AD). Usually held on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, it marks the end of New Year festivities. In Christchurch, the event welcomes young and old to enjoy music, performance, dance, food and fireworks and experience Chinese culture. The lanterns have been specially made for New Zealand in the Chinese province of Sichuan and include animals, scenes showing life in China and Chinese symbols of good luck. This year, the festival will showcase eight new lanterns, too. For a sneak peek, the Christchurch Casino lantern will be on show prior to the festival at the casino. Check out for more information.

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SOUNDS OF SUMMER Speaking with Christine de Felice ahead of new music festival Selwyn Sounds, singer-songwriter Jason Kerrison discusses his career, music, beliefs and planetarian ventures.

Some of New Zealand’s most well-loved and iconic musicians will be ripping up the Lincoln Domain when they perform at the inaugural Selwyn Sounds music festival in March. The line-up includes bands Mi-Sex, Dragon, and Jordan Luck Band, outstanding female vocalists Sharon O’Neill, Annie Crummer, Margaret Urlich and Debbie Harwood, plus the award-winning Jason Kerrison. Over nine hours, from 11.30am-4pm, on March 4, they will present a musical cornucopia for everyone there to enjoy and reminisce over. Organisers Three Coins Gentlemen Events are aiming for a day of music, food, family and community – the first of what they hope will be an annual festival in Lincoln.

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You have been at the forefront of the New Zealand music scene for quite a few years now. What have been the highlights of your career so far? The biggest achievement for me by far is Band Together for Canterbury. Our response to the earthquakes felt like a good idea at the time, but it wasn’t until we had what was later reported as 160,000-odd people at Hagley Park that we realised the scale of what we had been a part of. Giving people that reprieve for even just a day of music was mint. I felt huge pride in the team.

Being part of a band or a solo performer – do you have a preference and if so, why? Nah, I feel rapt to do all of it, to be honest. I’m definitely looking forward to smashing it out with the Fungi, though. It has been way too long since we played. Almost two decades now… jeez. Your EP #JKEP2 was an experimental work. What prompted you to produce this rather than a more conventional EP showcasing your music? I felt with Opshop I had cornered myself into commercial ballad guyville and that was never the intention. I needed a change of approach purely as an artist to stretch myself. So the space sans Opshop provided an opportunity to experiment without too much commercial concern. I came up with the idea of producing 10 EPs over time, exploring different processes in each. #JKEP1 was largely poppy acoustic electronic stuff. #JKEP2 was exploring sacred geometry and its effects in music, and #JKEP3 will be around developing songs from briefs initially used for commercial clients.

What do you regard as your greatest achievement in music? Getting the opportunity to work on very diverse projects – from being in rock bands like Opshop and Fungi and hybrid Hip Pop pyjama-wearing group The Babysitters Circus, to playing a dual role in the musical Grease earlier this year and being invited to play the drums for a band at the Dubai Sevens. Living the dream. The music you create is somewhat diverse, so what kind of composer/musician do you see yourself as? Recently I’ve tried to explore different forms in my #JKEP series, from the sacred geometry of the Golden Mean to the tuning and the universal harmonic of 432Hz instead of the typical 440Hz; just for fun experimentation. So pop experimentation at the moment I guess. I also have a publishing company called Antipodes Music Publishing and Sync (AMPS) that produces and curates music for a number of projects. So it’s very diverse in terms of activities, whether you’re writing for yourself or to brief. You get to traverse a few spaces both commercially and creatively.

How do you see your future in music? I see myself as a working musician. Whether that manifests as a soloist, a cast member of Grease, or a music producer for the Sevens. I went from touring for the new Fungi album, which has been sitting in the Top 10 Italian Rock Charts for the last few months, and writing/ composing for commercial clients to producing music for Toyota’s Global Street Band of buskers, playing drums for a band in Dubai, being the music director for the NZ Marley All-stars Tribute, and debuting a music festival, Selwyn Sounds in March with a stellar line-up. 3 NO. 13 HARCOURTS NEW ZEALAND 2012-2013


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I’m thrilled and bloody lucky I get to do any of these, so I’ll just keep saying yes and getting amongst it I guess. I do want to start an ecoconscious music festival on my farm in about three years, so that’s in the mix too. New Zealand has produced some stellar musicians, both composers and performers, over the last five decades or so. Do you see that legacy continuing through today’s up-and-coming musicians and are there any that stand out? Well, I’m in my own rabbit hole so much that I don’t get exposed to nearly enough new music. But I love Joel Shadbolt at the moment. That dude’s playing and singing. Far out, one to watch for sure. I worked with him as MD on the Bob Marley Tribute Show, and he just killed it. Genius. In fact, that whole production was insanely good and cool to work with. Bob’s the man. What advice would you give to young people with musical ambitions? Primarily enjoy yourself, and savour the fact that you get to do it. In terms of making a life of it? I often say it’s good to get a handle on what your success metrics are from the beginning. Is success joining a tribute band and playing once a month for well-paying corporates? Is it touring the world playing metal festivals? Is it writing commercials? Is it a combo of many things? Dream it up and get a handle of its manifestation early. Charity work, particularly with young people, has been a feature of your career. Why do you see this as important? I basically think that if I can help I should. That’s pretty much it. You describe yourself as a ‘planetarian’. What do you mean by that and how does it manifest in your day-to-day life? I feel the most important thing we have is our planet, so I try to be present to that as much as possible as a base point. In terms of day-to-day life, I’m developing a permaculture biotecturebased retreat in the Far North. We’re trying to use as much recycled and retooled stuff as we can. For example, the Earthship we’re currently working on has earth-rammed tyres as basic building blocks. Eventually, we’d like to run workshops on the principles of resilient homes and communities along with other more esoteric interests of the retreat. So, I’m still learning a lot about it and relishing the chance to do it. Tell us about your ‘Ark’. Why did you decide to build it and is it complete yet? I wanted to build an emergency fallback shelter that would be off the grid, sustainable and be able to withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and energetic solar events, away from significant fault lines with a high profile and an exceptional spring. We found a property that suited those caveats. We went through

many different phases of design but ultimately decided we’d like to try different designs around the Ecovillage over time. We’ve settled on a Michael Reynolds-inspired Earthship Hut design for the first whare and it’s an optimistic 70 per cent there. The release of the Opshop album Until The End of Time in 2010 was a good opportunity for me to chat about preparedness around concerns I had for people being ready in the event of a catastrophe, predicted or not. My personal consideration around the literature of the predictions and culture of the end times of 2012 got me invested into exploring it further and writing about it in songs. I’m what you might call an apocaloptimist, so I felt in terms of the media reporting what I was up to there was a misrepresentation to the degree that certain elements of my account were seized upon, sensationalised and tainted with whack journalism. Regardless I’m still of the opinion that ancient cultures have left clues for us about large cosmic cycles and their effects and that right now our solar system is undergoing interplanetary climate change. And climate change isn’t an earthcentric thing; cataclysmic and abrupt climate change is occurring throughout the solar system. So change is upon us. I just wanted, and still want, people to be mindful of their preparedness, and I felt talking about that the Ark within the context of the record would be a good conversation starter. That seemed to be the case ultimately regardless of whether I was literally putting a boat up on a mountain, which, by the way, I plan to do one day. Ha ha.


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LOVE Be inspired this Valentine’s Day with five of the greatest love stories in history, from Ludwig van Beethoven and his Immortal Beloved to the glamour and drama of the Hollywood Hills. Victoria Tait reports on the lovers and their most personal letters.

Ludwig Van Beethoven, portrait by J. Stieler, 1819

Ludwig van Beethoven and his immortaL BeLoved One of the most intriguing relationships in history is that of Ludwig van Beethoven and his ‘Immortal Beloved’, for the primary reason that no one knows who this was. There has been much speculation over the years, with the two best guesses being Antonie Brentano, the daughter of a diplomat, and Josephine Brunsvik, a countess whom he deeply loved. The question of this lover was raised when a love letter, written in early July of 1812, was found in Beethoven’s personal belongings shortly after his death. It was addressed to an ‘Immortal Beloved’ and read: Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, Be calm – love me – today – yesterday – what tearful longings for you – you – you – my life – my all – farewell. Oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours. – Ludwig van Beethoven napoLeon Bonaparte & Joséphine de Beauharnais Joséphine de Beauharnais was a socialite who was well known throughout the salons in Paris and had an affliction for men in power, both political and military. When Napoleon Bonaparte first met Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, known later as Joséphine, he was instantly infatuated with her. Six years his senior and a widow with two children, Joséphine’s feelings towards Napoleon were not as strong. Their love story was one full of adultery and scandal from the very start. Only two days after their wedding day, Napoleon left on a military campaign in Italy. Joséphine, who stayed behind in Paris, began an affair with Lieutenant Hippolyte Charles. While away, Napoleon found out about his wife’s infidelity and soon started an affair on his own. When Joséphine found out about Napoleon’s infidelity, her feelings became much stronger for her husband and, after this time, there were no further reports of Joséphine’s affairs. However, Napoleon’s love for her was never the same. As time went on, it became apparent that Joséphine was unable to have children, prompting Napoleon to divorce her and instead marry Marie-Louise of Austria (Duchess of Parma), who gave birth to his long-awaited heir. However, despite Joséphine’s infidelity, their divorce and his remarriage, Napoleon’s last words are said to be: “France, the Army, the Head of the Army, Joséphine.” Since I left you, I have been constantly depressed. My happiness is to be near you. Incessantly I live over in my memory your caresses, your tears, your affectionate solicitude.The charms of the incomparable Joséphine kindle continually a burning and a glowing flame in my heart…. I thought that I loved you months ago, but since my separation from you I feel that I love you a thousand fold more. Each day since I knew you, have I adored you more and more. – napoleon Bonaparte

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Richard Burton and elizabeth Taylor

Dearest, deeply loved Victoria, I need not tell you that since we left, all my thoughts have been with you at Windsor, and that your image fills my whole soul. Even in my dreams I never imagined that I should find so much love on earth. How that moment shines for me when I was close to you, but with your hand in mine! Those days flew by so quickly, but our separation will fly equally so. – prince albert

Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

Queen victoria & prince aLBert The union between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is one of the greatest love stories in history. A young Victoria was introduced to Albert by her uncle Leopold – the King of Belgium. It was love at first sight and said to be a meeting of minds. Victoria was most pleased with her new husband and wrote to her uncle Leopold to thank him, “The prospect of great happiness you have contributed to give me in the person of dear Albert. He possesses every quality that can be desired to make me perfectly happy.” Victoria relied heavily on Albert, and it is evident that during his lifetime she was most active as a ruler. They had a large family of nine children and lived a very happy life for 21 years until Prince Albert’s death of typhoid on December 14, 1861. Victoria, distraught by his death, remained in mourning attire until her death on January 22, 1901.

eLizaBeth tayLor & richard Burton Known as the most passionate love story ever told, it had the makings of a Hollywood movie. elizabeth and Richard married each other twice; he was her fifth and sixth husband (of an eventual eight). Their union was probably the most notorious and dramatic of the 20th century. The two were said to be consumed with one another. The romance began while filming Cleopatra in 1963. It was reported that their first on-screen kiss went on long after the director said “cut”. Both were married when they met, but, as is done in Hollywood, both divorced their respective spouses to marry each other in 1964. Ten years later, however, they divorced, due to Richard’s affair with a younger co-star. Then, in 1975, married again – and divorced soon after. “Richard and I had an incredible chemistry together. We couldn’t get enough of each other,” elizabeth once said. Their relationship was so fiery; even the Vatican condemned it as “erotic vagrancy”. Here are two letters written by Richard to elizabeth, one of her beauty and the other after the relationship had ended. My blind eyes are desperately waiting for the sight of you.You don’t realise, of course, EB, how fascinatingly beautiful you have always been, and how strangely you have acquired an added and special and dangerous loveliness. – richard Burton, 1964. So My Lumps, you’re off, by God! I can barely believe it since I am so unaccustomed to anybody leaving me. But reflectively I wonder why nobody did so before. All I care about – honest to God – is that you are happy and I don’t much care who you’ll find happiness with. I mean as long as he’s a friendly bloke and treats you nice and kind. If he doesn’t I’ll come at him with a hammer and clinker. God’s eye may be on the sparrow but my eye will always be on you. Never forget your strange virtues. Never forget that underneath that veneer of raucous language is a remarkable and puritanical LADY. I am a smashing bore and why you’ve stuck by me so long is an indication of your loyalty. I shall miss you with passion and wild regret – richard Burton

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Johnny cash & June carter On February 22, 1968, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter, while they were performing together on stage at the London Ice House, Ontario, Canada. The two first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in 1956. Carter was singing background vocals for elvis Presley, and Cash was married to his first wife, Vivian Liberto. The couple were married two weeks after proposing, on March 1, 1968, and went on to have one child together, John Carter Cash, born in 1970. The two frequently performed together and released several albums including Carryin’ on With Johnny Cash and June Carter, Johnny & June and June Carter and Johnny Cash: Duets. June was a light in Cash’s life and helped him battle his many addictions.

“The love that John and I share with our love for Christ is one of the most precious gifts God could have given us,” June Carter said. On May 15, 2003, June passed away only to be followed by Cash, less than four months later, on September 12. Known for his way with words, Cash gave his wife a love letter in 1994, for her 65th birthday. This was named the greatest love letter of all time in 2015. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted. But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realise how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met.You still fascinate and inspire me.You influence me for the better.You’re the object of my desire, the number one earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much. – Johnny cash

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JOining forces Architect Craig South discusses how he worked with a client to create two elegant homes that both had access to sun, views and outdoor living. Words DAvinA RichARDs

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Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in urban christchurch, the awardwinning ‘Gleneagles Terrace’ is two large family homes that hug the Wairarapa Stream – which essentially defined the overall design concept. While there was a clear design direction, architect craig south, of cymon Allfrey Architects, says planning restrictions were difficult to overcome. “The stream, although an amazing outlook, meant there was a high proportion of land not able to be built on. However, on the positive side of this was the space left behind; the resultant space with a stream boundary became the focal point. raking ceilings in both dwellings meant the landscape was drawing you out into it. The stream outlook was always part of your day-to-day as you make your way through the home, with the kitchen as the focal point.”

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From the street view, the home deceptively looks like one house, but find the right angle, and you’ll get a glimpse of the stream between the two homes – a clever outcome of thoughtful considerations in a unique landscape. “What could have been a single building was then split to entice a glimpse to the natural waterway via a narrow separation. The dwellings are slightly offset, giving each home the ability to receive an abundance of natural light without compromising privacy to the living and private spaces.” The exterior displays a compelling expression of white plaster finish and vertical cedar cladding with a smattering of metal, creating an edgy and modern architectural shape of the two homes. “each home consists of plastered half gables rising up toward the centre, encapsulating the softer material palette of the rich natural cedar, which is running through the centre and out towards the stream.” Both homes have large living spaces thanks to the raked ceilings, which maximise the volume and allows natural light to reach greater depths. Complete with a garage, the ground floor contains the main living areas, intentionally placed along the northern edge to make the most of the view: the open-plan kitchen and dining room, guest bedroom with bathroom and two living rooms separated by sliding doors allowing the occupants to adapt the space whenever they needed to. The upper floor has an additional four bedrooms, including one bathroom to share and a master bedroom with en suite and faces the stream. “Access to the private spaces on the first floor is via a unique stair in each dwelling. each a focal point when migrating from the entrance through to the living spaces. One with a wine rack within its undercroft, the other with a subtle randomness of tread creating a small study nook under the landing.”


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The home offers framed views of the stream which entices occupants and guests towards the landscape. The expansive outdoor areas gives the stream due prominence and are broken into smaller intimate spaces to provide a multitude of entertaining options. Craig received the 2016 National Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling resene Architectural design Award for his design and judges commented that the design’s two parts constitute its compositional whole: “A unifying architectural vocabulary of common elements and details articulate an exemplar of high-end urban infill housing.�

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In terms of shape and form, in 2017, we will see a slight move away from organic towards geometric shapes in furniture, fashion, design and homeware. Colours will be based on a more muted palette with a focus on texture as this gives product longevity. Brass will still be popular but there will be alternatives. For example, the Midnight Pendant released in New York and London by Resident was presented in a brushed stainless finish, and the Border Side Table by Simon James uses brass for the legs but in an aged oxidised finish that softens the look. The minimalist aesthetic will continue in terms of what is required of a space, but you will find this will be offset by a mix of old and new accessories within. words geoRgINa MCCoRMaCk

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I’m delighted to share that I have been appointed as the Harcourts New Zealand Inspirational Women Ambassador. I join a small group of women who live and work in various countries around the world, and our mission is to encourage women to share their stories, challenges and successes. I think of this as helping others to grow, set goals and live the life that they have always envisaged. It’s a deeply personal mission for me and although it’s primarily to help women in real estate, I’d like to push beyond those boundaries.



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50 SHADES OF GREEN How to incorporate the 2017 Pantone colour of the year into your interiors. WORDS Victoria tait

‘Greenery’ has been named the Pantone colour of the year for 2017. While the exact colour selected is a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” we see all colours of green as beautiful, certainly on trend, and likely to appear in many homes in the coming 12 months. The colour is thought to bring balance and harmony to its surroundings and, aside from the psychological connection to the outdoors, it’s a great colour to pair with others.

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create an accent wall The easiest way to add a bold colour to an interior is with paint. The best option is to paint one accent wall. There are a number of ways to create this look, depending on the overall style you wish to achieve. We love this look, where the dramatic green accent wall contrasts with the wooden floor and the mirrored sculpture reflects light. Style Tips • Use green furniture in the room to create a layering effect of materials in different shades of green. • Paint beyond the edges of the accent wall, as well as over the windowsills and doors to create a more dramatic effect. • Different materials, such as wallpaper, will add a great deal of texture to a room.



add green for a quick interior design makeoVer If you prefer a neutral palette on your walls then there are many other ways to inject green into your décor. Just as with an accent wall, you can achieve a focal point by creating a section of bold green furniture or a collage of green art on the wall. Or simply use green to create a point of interest within a natural room. Style Tips • Consider using a whole variety of shades, from dark to light. • Soft greens go beautifully with greys and beiges. • Drapes are another way to add instant colour and texture.


make a statement witH green tiles Titles can add texture and create interest in so many spaces within the home. When choosing a tile, go beyond your favourite shade and think pattern and formation, too. Style Tips • Even solid green tiles can create interest; it’s all about the grout lines. • Play with shades. This is something hard to achieve with other materials, but by mixing up the glazing of the tiles you can create a dynamic effect. • A green tiled backsplash will add an instant update to your kitchen.

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green uP your interior naturally By having plants scattered or grouped in your home, you can achieve a tranquil greenhouse effect. The best placements are near a window in a very traditional format or in a more modern vertical wall planting. Style Tips • Think outside the box and go even higher and suspend your plants from the ceiling. • Create an indoor living wall, this can be done with either natural or fake plants and will create a striking feature.


incorPorate tHe ceiling Sometimes the best place to put a colour on is the ceiling, taking an entire room from basic to brilliant. Style Tips • If you want to incorporate a pattern opt for wallpaper over paint. • Adding green lightshades can have an effective yet less dramatic effect. • As mentioned, hanging plants from the ceiling will create natural interest.

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Find your inspiration Creating a modern interior setting doesn’t always come easily. From blending soft geometric motifs with statement patterns, to combining colour and texture – call the experts. A visit to Maree Hynes Gifts and Interiors in Timaru will highlight unique and one-of-a-kind products you might not have considered. Better still, invite the mobile team to your door to see how these pieces will complement your polished, timeless look. 03 686 6784 Mention Style and receive a10% discount

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Show your true colours As tinting technology has developed we have been blessed with a growing rainbow of choice and have learnt to appreciate subtle nuances. Dusky tones develop as multiple colourways and weathered undertones merge. As our knowledge of colour grows, so too does our confidence to use and experiment with the subtleties and power of colour. The latest fashion colours are brought together in The Range fashion colours from Resene, together with complementary colour suggestions to help you get started on your colour scheme. Available from Resene ColorShops. The latest fashion colours don't mean you have to completely reinvent your entire home every year or two. Just as you might add a new jacket or shoes in the latest colours to complement your wardrobe, so too can you add a touch of new fashion colour as a feature to freshen up your home. This stunning triangle wall is easier to achieve than it looks, although the trick is in the colour selection. We've taken 10 colours, and started with the darker ones in the bottom lefthand corner, then gradually lightened the scheme as it heads to the top right-hand corner. Pop in an unexpected colour (the dusky gold) in three spots, and there you have it. A stunning feature wall all for the cost of some Resene testpots and masking tape... and time. Colours are Resene Essence, Resene Melodic, Resene Whirlwind, Resene Reflection, Resene Steam Roller, Resene Castaway, Resene Nauti, Resene Cruising, Resene Mozart and Resene Half Raven

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SUMMERTIME Yamaha Wave Runner has launched its 2017 collection. We are super excited about the FX series that is designed for luxury performance. The series combines impressive performance levels with ultimate luxury. Built-in tow hooks as well as a reboarding step makes this the perfect vehicle for skiing, wakeboarding and biscuit towing.

LIVE THE DREAM What if your new year included a trip to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards? For some lucky people, this dream will be a reality with American store Neiman Marcus selling an experience for two at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, mid-February. Tickets are not sold to the public, but if you receive this exceptional gift, it includes transportation, a luxurious stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, USD$1000 (NZD$1440) shopping spree, hair and makeup and two exceptional momentos – an official 59th Annual Grammy Awards poster autographed by show talent and a gold Gibson Les Paul ‘59 Reissue guitar. Receivers of this USD$500,000 (NZD$721,000) gift will walk the red carpet and be chauffeured about in a Rolls-Royce, too.

STYLE AND CLASS William Yeoward is one of London’s leading creative forces, with a reputation for exquisite designs and beautiful products for the home. His first store opened in 1985, on the famous King’s Road, Chelsea, where he showcased mainly antiques, objects and pieces that he had designed. Now a brand and name known and offered worldwide, William’s collections include soft furnishings, rugs, furniture, lighting and his very sought-after crystal. We love this Carmen Candle Lamp in Amber available from Cavit&Co.

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FINDING A CONNECTION Discovering artwork close to her heart, Anne Hudson takes us on a journey through her childhood.

Painter and jeweller Barry Clarke was born in Surrey, England, and, after a period working in the British Merchant Navy came to New Zealand in 1972. Since then the sea has always had an influence on his work. Clarke’s brooches and paintings of ships have a primitive quality; they are colourful, almost child-like and fun. Ships are the repositories of stories, and many of Clarke’s ships are part of our cultural history representing migration and trade in the mid-nineteenth century. I was thrilled to discover one of Clarke’s paintings was of the SS Orion. Once used as a troop carrier in World War II the Orion was already quite an old ship when, in 1961, my parents and four children left Tilbury Docks, London, for a new life in New Zealand. After the torment of one of the world’s roughest seas, the Bay of Biscay, we visited first Piraeus, the port of Athens. Here we picked up the second half of the passenger list, many of whom were travelling to Australia to work on the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme. The next port of call was Port Said in Egypt the gateway to the Suez Canal. Entertainers, magicians and exotic dancers boarded the boat to travel through the canal with us. What a journey, as the Orion travelled through locks passing other great ships. We saw caravans of camels travelling through a desert landscape. We had Sunday school lessons as we passed through the Red Sea creating a strong visual image of Moses parting those waters to let the Israelites through. At the end of the Red Sea, we

entered Aden where we had to anchor off shore. Aden has been a cultural crossroads for centuries. Hawkers brought small craft to the side of the boat and purchases were made via roped baskets – my first introduction to haggling. The days were long and hot, but the swimming pool was an escape from the heat; we learnt to swim in that pool. The ship was a child’s adventure palace with staircases, lifts and liveried crewmembers. I am sure many of the adult passengers were anxious about their new lives, but in the meantime, they enjoyed parties, movies and dances; a glamorous time for all. Next call was the beautiful then-named Ceylon (Sri Lanka). We watched my mother and friend being wound into a beautiful sari and sheltered in disbelief at the intensity of a monsoon rain shower. The Orion then headed south on the long journey to Australia where we visited Fremantle, the sound of bagpipes from the shore making us homesick. Then, Adelaide, where my father was offered a job but turned it down – life could have taken another turn – on to Melbourne and then Sydney, with a memorable visit to Bondi Beach and Taronga Zoo. We arrived in Wellington on Labour Day, October 1961, but travel was not over for our family. We took the Maori to Lyttelton Harbour, then boarded a train for Christchurch, where we were met by our grandfather and driven to our new home in Hawarden, North Canterbury. A new life in a new country, one we now call home. It was a great adventure for a 10-year-old; one that sowed the seeds of a lifetime love of travel. Clarke’s Orion now hangs on my wall, an icon for my family who still remembers that amazing six-week journey to New Zealand. Take another look at the work of Barry Clarke and think of the lives and stories of all who sailed on those ships.


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Lynette McFadden Happy New Year and welcome to 2017 – and for my Chinese colleagues, Happy Year of the Rooster. I’m always thrilled to enter a new year; I love the sense of promise and renewal, in addition to the mental picture I have of putting the previous year to rest. If it was an exceptional year I tell myself that it’s the first of many and I can repeat it, and if it was extremely challenging (or as tough as old boots!) then I foster the belief that it’s now in the past and things can only get better. As a natural optimist, I’m sensing 2017 will have the usual mix of ingredients. Some ups (more, please!) and a few downs, lots of challenges and hopefully the opportunity to grow and push forward. What I don’t want it to bring is persistent worry over elements you can’t control. Real estate brings considerable forces into play

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and these are constantly being discussed and extrapolated on in every media form. Economic elements including interest rates moving up or down, inflation, L.V.R. rates, and first-home ownership criteria, and let’s not forget the biggie, a new President. All of these can take their toll on a buyer’s, home owner’s (vendor’s) or sales consultant’s psyche. They can and do slow down an overheated market and rob confidence from an even one. However, there are people who – regardless of what the general consensus is – just follow their own pathway. Warren Buffet comes to mind with his statement, “a public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.” He went on to say that had he listened to the public opinion of the day, he wouldn’t have started investing, let alone bought his first property. He is one



of the most successful investors of all time, so I’m interested in his words for two reasons: his advice is simple and understandable – and it’s worked! How many times do you hear someone giving advice about real estate investment and they don’t follow what they actually preach? So, find the right people to talk with. Here are a couple of my 2017 resolutions and goals. Feel free to use them too, if they help. 1. Don’t worry so much: do the research, formulate a plan and action it. Avoid overthinking and that killer in business and life, procrastination. 2. Personally buy more property. It’s a mighty means of growing. Good luck.

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HOW obseRvanT ARE YOu? Transitional Cathedral

Test your observational skills with these questions that will have you focused on Christchurch’s architecture. WORDS RiChaRd dalman Last month I challenged you to look carefully at the buildings around you and consider what the architect was thinking and why the building has been designed a particular way. This month, I have a quiz to highlight and test your observations. You may like to take a walk through the city and find the answers to these questions.


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QuesTions 1. Which building on Hills Road has been designed as a “bag of lollies”? 2. Which Victoria Street building was conceived as a ribbon that wraps around and forms an internal courtyard, and contains a Graham Bennett sculpture? 3. Why are the louvres on the Young Hunter building in Victoria Street horizontal to the north and vertical to the west façades? 4. And, still on Victoria Street, which building has been conceptually designed like an erupting volcano? 5. Which Cashel Street building appears to change colour as you move past it along the street? 6. What is the religious significance of the 11 concrete fins on the Colombo Street façade of the new Salvation Army building (currently under construction on the corner of Colombo and Salisbury streets)? 7. Which new Christchurch building features cut-out ceiling panels to create dappled light shadows, and repeats the pattern on the internal concrete walls, reflecting its garden setting? The building was the New Zealand Institute of Architects National Award winner for Public Architecture. 8. What structurally holds up the roof of the Transitional Cathedral? (trick question) 9. Which Christchurch public building interior has been described as such: “The folded form of the ceiling finds its origins in the Southern Alps which are a backdrop, the large timber truss represents the old timber trussed bridges found throughout the South Island, and the organic forms of the café and bespoke seating are found along the coastline as the forest meets the ocean with kelp swaying at the ocean edge.”? Beautiful! 10. What is Christchurch’s best new building and why (no correct answer here, just interested in your views)?

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NerINa HIggINs SUCCESS Story real estate CoNsultaNt What inspired you to become a real estate consultant? this was a natural progression after a 10-year career working as a sales manager in the airline industry and subsequently as a consultant in an interior design business. throughout my 20 years in real estate, I have built strong people relationships all based on trust, service and delivery. What was your most memorable property? Every real estate sales experience provides its own unique memory, working for clients who value a high level of commitment. If a vendor had to sum you up in a sentence what do you think they would say? Key attributes that distinguish Nerina’s success in real estate are centred around high standards, extraordinary work service ethic, indefatigable energy with great commitment for exceeding outcomes. What can people expect from you as their consultant? Dedication and exemplary communication skills providing confidence and complete peace of mind every step of the way. What is your secret to a successful personal and professional life? Energy, passion, values and a lot of laughter! How do you maintain balance between life and work? A healthy fitness regime, supportive partner, fabulous friends and the joy of my two sons and three adorable grandchildren. PHoNE: 0274 316 330

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SELECTION Landscape architect Craig Wilson gives us some tips on how to make plant selections.

Over summer you may have visited a friend’s house and admired the landscape design of their property. Chances are that a large part of what you were appreciating was a well-conceived and put-together garden design. Garden design is, at its simplest, a planting plan of the selected plants and materials for a space. At its best, it’s an art form blending horticulture, ecology and psychology that can create an amazing range of responses from those lucky enough to experience it. For many embarking on a garden design project, it can be a bit overwhelming. The range of plant choices is vast with many factors that can determine the health, longevity and success of the initial vision. If you are contemplating the design of a garden area, these thoughts will be useful to guide you in the right direction. Firstly, you will need to know what sort of garden it is you wish to create. Don’t be bound by trends, but think through what you like and what garden elements speak of your personality. Make a list of any plants you would love to use. The list you come up with may have a sentimental or emotional connection for you. Look at the space you have and its physical characteristics. How much sunlight does it get through the day and the seasons? What is the quality of the soils present? Is the site exposed to winds? These and other physical factors will limit the plants you can successfully choose to match up with the specific characteristics of your site. At a plant nursery, most of the time the plant label will describe the conditions a plant will require to thrive. Another great hint when making plant selections is to look around locally and see what’s doing well in neighbouring gardens in similar situations. There’s a good chance they will also do well at your place. Think about how much time you want to put into maintaining your new creation and be sure to tailor the design to match the energy and enthusiasm you have for gardening. Finally, be prepared to allow your garden to change with time. Gardens aren’t static, and half the fun and enjoyment can be in making adjustments here and there, removing a plant that’s not doing well or trying a new plant out that caught your eye at the nursery.


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BAck To BuSINESS! At this time of the year, things can happen in your garden very quickly- so for many of us returning from holidays of a few days or a few weeks, you may have been struck by many things needing your urgent attention before you even crossed the threshold into your home. Now is the perfect time to get inspired by the possibilities in your outdoor space and develop an action plan for the coming months to make this a reality.

Gardens often need a good soaking post holiday. If you have an irrigation system installed, consider whether it worked efficiently in your absenceare there any dry spots which suggest repairs or reconfiguration might be needed? If you don’t have an irrigation system, have any plants been damaged by a lack of water? Irrigation systems can be tailored to all budgets and be as simple or intricate as you require. Undoubtedly there will be some weeding awaiting you after your holiday. Whilst pruning is best undertaken in autumn or winter, it is a good time to evaluate which plants need a prune and any particular branches which encroach on gutters or obstruct sunlight when laden with foliage and note this for pruning time. Plants can be pruned up a few branches to allow precious sunlight in to your home. Hard pruning will also better encourage vigorous growth the following spring. Check for any pest infestations requiring treatment. It may be an issue which can be dealt with manually or require intervention with an appropriate pesticide or fungicide. Leaving a garden to it’s own devices for a period of time will highlight which plants are getting tired and past their use by date or may have become leggy. It provides the perfect opportunity to replace any tired plants and rejuvenate your garden with new species.

When contemplating changes in your outdoors, be aware of the timeframes involved for design and construction. Once you engage a landscape architect, the design phase can take approximately 3 months depending on tweaks and changes. A residential landscaping project may take 6-8 weeks for construction although bigger commercial projects will probably take longer. Good communication with your Landscape Architect is vital to ensure you are entirely satisfied with the completed project. Telling your Landscape Architect how you use your outdoor space and what works and what doesn’t will ensure the design specifically encapsulates your lifestyle. Being clear about your budget is also important to ensure the Landscape Architect works within your financial parameters. At Goom Landscapes we offer a flexible process where we work closely with you to reach a design and budget that you are entirely happy with before proceeding to construction. Whilst only one area in your home may have caught your eye as requiring attention, an efficient approach is to create a masterplan for your property. This allows you to implement a coherent design concept over time where everything connects and flows. Any notions you have of a pool or tennis court in the future can be factored in so that if you decide to proceed at some stage, the existing design will accommodate this.

Outdoor spaces enjoyed on your holiday may provide inspiration for your own outdoor area. Does any hardscaping require maintenance or refreshing? The stamped concrete or decking may be looking tired. Simply changing surfaces can completely revitalise the space. Canny design may enable your outdoor space to be used year round.

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fashion news The best of Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017.

CHanel – RedeFining SHaPeS Karl Lagerfeld’s latest haute couture collection, shown in the Grand Palais in Paris last month, took many of the fashion elite by surprise. Famously known for promoting a slender figure and shape, Lagerfeld has now proposed a new catwalk silhouette. By sculpting skirts into ovoid shapes and padding out slender hips, the inspiration for the silhouette was Alberto Giacometti’s 1920s sculpture Spoon Woman. The colour scheme of the collection and setting paid homage to a British interior designer of the same era, Syrie Maugham. The white catwalk and seating alluded to the all-white interiors Maugham popularised. The centrepiece of mirrored screens was another Maugham-inspired touch. The show was then closed by Lily-Rose Depp in a stunning pink wedding dress.

dioR – PuRe eSCaPiSm Ultra high-rolling shoppers traversing the gardens of the Musée Rodin, where the show was staged, were confronted with a fullsized maze constructed from hedges, prettily strewn with out-ofseason berries. Several hundred green velvet cushions lined the edge of the catwalk for guests to sit on. “It is impossible to use the same language in haute couture as in prêt-à-porter,” Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri said backstage after the show. “Prêt-àporter is about a moment in time, but couture must be timeless.”

THe STReeT STyle THaT inSPiReS uS Often the street style at major fashion events is as important as the actual event. We’ve picked out a few of our most enviable styles.


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When it comes to Valentine’s gifts, your man might need a gentle nudge in the right direction. We’ve made it easy for you, lovers, so follow our lead.

Lonely Lingerie, a knock-out present. if you are unsure of size stay well away from extra-small or extra-large, simply stick to medium and tell her it’s because she is perfectly in proportion.

Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate. These treats have the Queen’s seal of approval with the official Royal Warrant and have been tantalising royal taste buds since 1875. if you are going to give chocolate, give quality.



Oscar De La Renta Woven silk wrap gown. We have great news. We’ve found the one! This gorgeous dress hugs in all the right places, and will make her feel a million dollars. We promise she will love it forever and ever, and ever.


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, which is why we would recommend the Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Ribbons diamond necklace. it’s enough to make her weep with joy every single time she wears it. now that is true love.

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giving chocolate? Don’t forget the Champagne! Veuve Clicquot Rosé Flag has special-edition packaging just in time for Valentine’s Day, complete with a quirky card that pops up when the ribbon is pulled.

7 Cire Trudon Trianon scented candle. Cire Trudon has been making candles since 1643 – louis XVi, marie antoinette and napoleon were all fans. Trianon is the most romantic scent; a strong yet delicate blend of cyclamen, hyacinth and rose.


The Cartier Love bracelet has been around forever, and that is the charm. Unlike those roses that will be out with the trash next week, it will never date.

Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil. not only is this bath oil a real treat, you can get the bottle or lid engraved with your own message.



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2017 COlOuR tREND

This season it’s all about yellow for your tiny tots, known psychologically as the happiest colour in the colour spectrum. This colour has hit the shelves in all shades from bold floral yellows to a dialled down a sun-bleached cast. We say the brighter, the better epically when trying to spot your little ones on the playground. View our shop edit for our top picks. Floral Kitty Headband by Milk & Soda

Yellow Cotton Skirt by Billieblush

Banana Print Cotton Dress by Billieblush

G-Shock Frogman Watch by Casio

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Boys Yellow Shorts by Seed Heritage

Eyelet Detail Cami by Country Road Boys Wavecroft Sandal by Ralph Lauren

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RuBy RunneRS Yes, they are now available, and we are loving them! the new Ruby Runner is a leather lace-up flat sneakers with a rounded toe, chic padded navy collar and added detail of gold hardware.

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STRAIGHT AND SLEEK Straight, shiny, and centre-parted hair is a great professional look. But this style only works if your hair looks healthy. Be sure to mist a heat protectant through your hair before touching it with a straightener. I recommend Redken’s Iron Shape for shine and hold. THE SHAG This was a surprising hit haircut in 2016. This year, those layers and fringes have grown out. On trend is hair that hits just past the shoulders and fringes that are long enough to be split down the middle, the grown-out shag is the haircut to keep an eye on this year. THE DEEP SIDE PART Much like the hair flip, this is easiest hairstyle trend to copy this year. All it requires is for you to flip your hair from one side to the other, creating lots of volume as a result. I love texture powders to create volume, and Kevin Murphy Powder Puff is a must-have in my hair kit. A little smoothing is okay, but the less structured, the better. The smooth deep side part is particularly big on ladies with shorter lengths.

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BALAYAGE This colouring technique is still on the frontline for hair trends for 2017, with a slight change in that regrowth is softer. It’s a great option due to the little maintenance that’s required. TIP: This versatile colour can be jazzed up from traditional foiling by adding ‘baby lights’ to create striking sun-kissed locks, perfectly suitable for short, long and all textures of hair. GO WITH THE SEASON As the environment around you changes with the season, so should your hair colour. Go lighter, brighter, this spring/ summer; creamy blondes look lush on the beaches all the way to your friend’s barbecue. As for autumn/winter, warm your way through the seasons by adding glossy caramels, coppers and soft reds to this revolutionising hair trend. THE NEW COLOUR Rose gold is also coming in strong this year; I would say it’s one of the most wearable trends. The colour looks great covering your entire head of hair, or play with highlights. TIP: Coat your ends with rose gold. It is a subtle style as opposed to other more vibrant colours.

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WALKING Former Milford Track guide and outdoor enthusiast Lucas Smith says these South Island walks should be at the top of your 2017 to-do list.


Sometimes we can forget about the adventures to be had right out on our doorstep. It was only while I was guiding tourists through the Milford Track, and heard feedback from walkers as they marvelled at the views, that I began to appreciate exactly what they came to New Zealand for – to see our truly beautiful country. Before setting out on your next journey, I recommend you pack right, pack light and look after your feet. Here are some of my favourite South Island walks. HOOKER VALLEY TRACK Location: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (Canterbury) Duration: Under four hours (13km total trip) Difficulty: Easy Condition: Track is of a high standard Known for: An unreal glacier experience On this walk, you’ll cross three beautiful swing bridges while winding your way through the Hooker Valley to the glacier lake, which offers breath-taking views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, Hooker Glacier, Du Faur Peak and the Southern Alps. During summer, walkers can see icebergs floating in Hooker Lake. After storms the icebergs are often washed onto the shoreline, giving you a chance to explore the giant ice formations.


ROUTEBURN TRACK Location: Fiordland National Park and Mount Aspiring National Park (Otago) Duration: Two to three days (32km one way) Difficulty: Moderate Condition: Track is of high standard Known for: Great alpine adventure Take your time walking from the Harris Saddle Shelter to Falls Hutt and look left to see Mt Xenicus, the stunning Lake Harris and Valley of the Trolls. This is a highlight of the tramp and excellent place to see our native rock wren (pīwauwau).



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Kepler TracK location: Fiordland National Park, Lake Manapouri area and Lake Te Anau area Duration: Three to four days (60km loop) Difficulty: Moderate condition: Track is extremely well maintained Known for: Variety – tussock ridgelines, alpine views, lakes, falls, caves and beech forest Be sure to make a side trip to the Mt Luxmore summit (1472m). The panoramic views make for the best picnic spot in the world. Look out for two cheeky keas affectionately known as Simon and Bruce. These inquisitive birds are a polite reminder to take rubbish with you.

MilforD TracK location: Fiordland National Park Duration: Four days (53.5km one way) Difficulty: Moderate condition: Busy year round so be sure to plan/book ahead Known for: Prestige – the world-renowned Milford Track has waterfalls, ancient rainforests and valleys made by glaciers


You must go to the ‘12-second drop’ at the top of Mackinnon Pass. The view will knock you off your feet as you can see all of Arthur Valley – a just reward for hard work. During November and December, keep your eye out for endangered blue duck (whio) ducklings around the eight-mile marker. The track’s finish line is at Sandfly Point in the Milford Sound – I might be biased, but it doesn’t get much better than that.

GreensTone caples TracK location: Fiordland National Park Duration: Four days (61km loop) Difficulty: Easy, but a reasonable level of fitness is required condition: Reasonably well maintained Known for: Diversity – alpine views, lakes, forests, rivers and tussock lands


There’s an impressive stronghold of rifleman birds (tītipounamu) near the Steele Creek swing bridge. Don’t miss them! Also look out for the Whisky Trail – it includes a steep climb, but the view of Greenstone Valley is remarkable. Note this track can link up to the Routeburn Track if you want to extend your adventure.Check the Department of Conservation’s website for more information.

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JusT ThE cat’s WHISkERS Motoring writer Ross Kiddie checks out Jaguar’s first sport utility vehicle.

My introduction to Jaguar’s new F-Pace sport utility vehicle was a little out of the ordinary. At first use, I was driving at considerable speed on a slalom course on one of the runways at the old Wigram Air Force base. It was part of an event titled the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour, which showcased various Jaguar models in a sporty environment. The F-Pace was well suited to the challenge, even against its far sportier stablemates, the heritage for which we know Jaguar was immediately evident. The vehicle this evaluation focuses on is a little different to the one I drove at Wigram, instead of being diesel-powered, it has a 3-litre supercharged V6 engine. English car makers are no strangers to the supercharging concept, they’ve been doing it since Bentley in the 1930s, and Jaguar’s partner Land Rover have produced many Range Rover models with superchargers. With that statement in mind, the F-Pace arrives here in six variations with three engine options, the 2-litre four-cylinder diesel as mentioned, a 3-litre V6 diesel and two supercharged V6s depending on how much power you want to own – 250kW or 280kW. The range spans from $95,000 to $130,000 for the range-topper as tested. For that money you get a wealth of specification, all of the items you would expect in a luxury car, and those fitting the Jaguar brand are fitted to the F-Pace. The concept of the F-Pace is different to that of any Jaguar I’ve driven before. As a company, Jaguar knew that it would have to produce an SUV in order to stay competitive in the global market. The way it has done that is far from traditional, the F-Pace S has style and design flair, it is far from boxy, yet still offers the practicality we demand from SUVs, along with providing stunning performance. Against its V8 powered stablemates the F-Pace’s 2995cc engine may seem a little underwhelming, but at 280kW and 450Nm it does have enormous get-up-and-go. According to Jaguar, the S will scamper to 100km/h from a standstill in 5.1sec, and it will lunge

through a highway overtake in 3.8sec. Jaguar also claims a 250km/h top speed. Drive flows through an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is a classy unit, with ratios and shift patterns well suited to the strong boost of supercharged power. As you would expect, there are sport shift protocols and an eco mode for those inevitable times when you are caught up in traffic. In eco mode, there is a gentle response to the accelerator, which under those circumstances is by far the best option. For the Jaguar enthusiast who is familiar with the centre consolemounted gearshift dial, it is there in the F-Pace. Early January was a good time to be on the road evaluating as there was little traffic and dry roads. I took the test car on a long highway loop just east of the main divide on the scenic route SH72. The F-Pace cruises much like its high-profile stablemates. It is quiet and takes on quite a sporty persona, unlike many of the SUVs

in today’s market. There is little indication of height (1652mm), the centre of gravity seems low, body movement over the suspension is controlled and balanced. The fully independent system can be felt working, especially the rear linkages, but you would expect that from Jaguar; as a company it builds vehicles that offer an involving driving experience. The F-Pace has drive to all four wheels, and it is an adaptive system, sending power to the rear when grip is threatened. In most cases the F-Pace would have a life on-road, it’s not an actual off-roader as such, but with 213mm of ground clearance, it does have useful crosscountry ability. Providing the grip are huge Continental tyres (255/50 x 20in) which send strong information to the driver. On the Wigram slalom course, there was little indication of push at the front or oversteer from the rear; steerage is direct and turn-in strong and decisive. The F-Pace in this form is also a frugal highway cruiser. The engine is loping along slowly at just 1700rpm at 100km/h sipping fuel at the rate of just 7.5-litre per 100km (38mpg). Jaguar claims an 8.9l/100km (32mpg) combined cycle average, which sits well with the trip computer readout of 10l/100km (28mpg) during my four days with the evaluation car. Jaguar’s first foray into the sport utility vehicle market is a result of many years of development; the F-Pace is a late entry, but you can guarantee it has been engineered so that it won’t disappoint. You can certainly see that in its styling; it is a cross between sporty and functionality, and as a Jaguar owner, you wouldn’t want anything less. I enjoyed my time with the vehicle; I’d be torn between petrol and diesel power and I hope to drive the latter at some point. However, in the interim, I’m sold. If I was a luxury car SUV buyer, it would be the top of my list.


the specs price: Jaguar F-Pace S, $130,000 DiMensions: Length, 4731mm; width, 2070mm; height, 1652mm configuration: V6, four-wheel-drive, 2995cc, 280kW, 450Nm, eight-speed automatic. perforMance: 0-100km/h, 5.1sec fuel usage: 8.9l/100km


Along with versatility and an unbeatable warranty, all the features you need from a family SUV are in the new Outlander 2WD LS. Visit, call 03 379 0588 or come and see us on the cnr Montreal & St Asaph Streets, Christchurch.

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Is pROpeRTy InvesTmenT A gOOd WAy TO

buIld wealth?

Investing in property has long been the Kiwi dream – it’s something known, tangible and continues to be a proven way to make money, writes Michael Karabassis. Along with many of my friends and associates, the majority of my clients opt for property investment as a reliable way to build wealth. It is still considered the best way to achieve ‘passive income’ – where you receive cash flow from something that requires minimal ongoing effort and doesn’t rely on your time. However, such investment is a slow burn. It’s mostly a long-term way to slowly build wealth and add to retirement savings. Cantabrians who invest in properties in addition to their full-time job might, over time, obtain two or three investment properties. If financed correctly, this investment could provide a substantial passive income every week and contribute to their retirement income so they’re not solely reliant on KiwiSaver – a great way to ensure lifestyles can be maintained when there’s no longer a regular wage coming in. A quicker way to build wealth might be through property development by buying a house, renovating to add value and selling for profit. Once sold, of course, this does not provide consistent longterm income. Done right, property development will give owners a lump-sum profit. We see a lot of full-time investors undertake some property development as this will often provide a cash deposit to invest in longer-term, income-generating projects. As a result of the Reserve Bank’s announcement last year of changes for loan-to-value ratio (LVR) rules, property investors must have a 40 per cent deposit for any new properties. This is making it more difficult for existing “recreational” investors to keep purchasing properties as taking equity gained from an existing rental property to buy a new one often won’t cover the 40 per cent deposit. However, these conditions bode well for current property owners who have paid off a considerable part of their mortgage and want

to buy their first investment property. They’ll have a lot of equity in their home to withdraw and use as a deposit for the new property. For those in this position, now is the prime time to invest, especially if your home is freehold. For my clients in their late forties and fifties, there is a common misconception that it’s too late to start property investment. I consistently tell them, it’s never too late. Although the retirement age is 65 (for most jobs this is not compulsory), even if you choose to leave full employment then there is plenty of time to make gains and secure a passive income for top-ups to any superannuation. I also find that when most people say to me they want to be wealthy, what they really want is to be income rich. Having money tied up in assets is pointless if you don’t have any money coming in. Property investment is a great way to ensure you have a continuous cash flow. Remember, as an investor, the risk to that cash flow can actually be decreased by investing in several properties. This is because if you have only one property and that becomes vacant, you then have a 100 per cent liability. If you have two or three, if one property isn’t rented the cost of that empty property is covered by the income of the other two, after any required maintenance costs or other expenses. Get advice, do some research, and consider investing in property now – it can be an excellent way to achieve long-term, consistent wealth.

When most people say to me they want to be wealthy, what they really want is to be income rich.


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Conference, seminar, wedding, business meeting, team building or social gathering? These premium options will inspire you for your next event.

The Tannery – Metropolitan Lounge the modern, functional and adaptable new 180sqm Metropolitan lounge is perfect for meetings and conferences up to 200 guests. With its extensive west-facing deck and elaborate private staircase leading up from the Deluxe Cinema, it is the tannery’s most flexible event space, and it is available all day. The in-built state-of-the-art AV system and automated blinds allow for plug-and-play entertainment and presentations. large panoramic windows facing the Port Hills and skylights cast sublime gallery light. Cassels & sons’ Metropolitan conference package is $65 per person and includes venue hire plus the use of AV and sound system, welcome coffee, morning and afternoon tea plus a business lunch. 0800 4 TAnneRY,

The Quality Hotel Elms on Papanui looking for a romantic night away? Planning your wedding, anniversary or special occasion? Call the Quality Hotel elms located at 456 Papanui Road, where style, affordability and top-notch customer service are customary. the hotel has been designed to maximise the beautiful surroundings of the garden city. the aromatic rose gardens are well known for their relaxing atmosphere, in which you can sit and enjoy a coffee with a loved one. the Quality Hotel elms offers a variety of facilities and services. New fiber-optic super-fast internet is a complimentary bonus. The new wedding venue has been constructed with the latest design specifications to ensure you and your guests are catered for in a beautiful setting.

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Terrace Downs Resort For an inspirational venue that offers luxurious facilities, awe-inspiring vistas, premier accommodation, superb cuisine, a championship golf course and a menu of adventure activities, look to terrace Downs Resort.

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Is your wedding day approaching? Are you looking for the perfect venue to invite your family and friends to share in your special day? Perhaps you’re on the search for a classy, unique, environment to host a work conference, charity event, or special occasion? Find the solution at the Number 19 events Centre at Russley Golf Club, which brings nature through the window with elegance. Have your guests enjoy, the wonderful in-house catering services and friendly staff all for an affordable price.

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Within an hour of Christchurch International Airport, the high-country resort is popular for private functions, weekend retreats and is internationally renowned for events, weddings and conferences. Multiple spaces and catering facilities accommodate groups up to 100 guests and arrangements can be tailor-made for your special event. the food and beverage team has a reputation for flair, excellent service and delicious menus featuring local and international foods, while deluxe resort accommodation comprises superb chalets and villa suites overlooking the award winning golf course and Mount Hutt.

Vbase – Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Hagley Oval Pavilion With five locations (and a sixth coming next year), Vbase venues offer that ‘something special’ for your next occasion – from a meeting for five people to a conference for 2000! With such a diverse venue and events portfolio, there isn’t anything they haven’t seen or experienced! Two of Vbase’s most popular venues are the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Hagley Oval Pavilion. The Air Force Museum is their main conference venue, with a main room for up to 800 people, four breakout rooms and Christchurch’s iconic dinner venue – the Aircraft Hall. Hagley Oval Pavilion, overlooking Canterbury’s premier cricket ground, is the perfect central venue. this stunning setting can host events from 10 to 200 guests. You can flood the main lounge with natural light or black it out for your presentation. there are five smaller rooms in this venue that can be used alongside the main function room. Vbase make planning and running events an easy and enjoyable experience. With specialised event organisers, venue managers and chefs, they have the expertise and creative genius to help deliver your entire event – making it the best one ever! Phone 0800 vBASe nZ


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FooD news Packing a Powerful Punch Gourmet Hub are adding colourful new ingredients to their already super healthy and delicious creations. Green and red wholefood plant powders from Nutrient Rescue are packed full of all the good stuff. The green powder supports healthy, skin, bones and iron absorption and blood formation. The red has antioxidants, immunity support and reduces fatigue. The tenant at The Gourmet Hub is adding these powerful powders in to the likes of smoothies, herb pastes and the red one in dessert.

MadaM woo to oPen Michelin-star chef Josh Emett and business partner Fleur Caulton will open their acclaimed Malaysian restaurant Madam Woo in Christchurch on February 16. Madam Woo Christchurch will offer the same inspired and energetic mash-up of traditional Malaysian hawker food, fresh Kiwi produce and big, bold flavours. The menu will include dishes such as honey and soy tossed squid, chicken and prawn laksa soup, stir-fired pork belly, and, of course, a dish for which Madam Woo is well-known: the famous Hawker Roll. This roti Canai-style roll is topped with a choice of pulled sticky pork with pickled cucumber, percik chicken with toasted coconut or soy sesame eggplant with red chilli dressing – see why it’s so popular? We are looking forward to trying it all.

SuStainable Seafood aPP A new app has been launched to help consumers make more informed decisions when purchasing seafood. The Best Fish Guide is a mobile app that uses a traffic light system to guide consumers through their purchasing options for 87 different fish species. Built on comprehensive, independent research, the app will show which seafood species are caught most sustainably. Chef and publisher Annabel Langbein has added her voice and a custom recipe to the guide saying, “I believe the entire culinary community can play an important part in safeguarding the future of our oceans – by raising awareness of the vulnerability of many of our seafoods, helping people make ocean-friendly choices and sharing ideas about how to cook lesser-known species.”

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With the gorgeous Signature range from Le Creuset. Available in Cerise, Mist Grey, Cotton, Cool Mint, Marseille Blue, Coastal Blue and Satin Black.

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Having lived and worked as a Chef in Melbourne for the last 5 years, and also working with Shannon Bennet, a regular guest judge on MasterChef Australia, we have moved home to fulfil our dream of opening our own cafe.

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take time to experience one of christchurch’s newest arrivals. WoRDS VaneSSa ortynSky PHoToGRAPHY charlie JackSon Thai Chef’s Restaurant is located at the western edge of Hagley Park, and it boasts an authentic, award-winning menu. open on Riccarton Road since November, the restaurant is the first of its kind in the South Island, as well as the largest and most recent addition to the famed collection of restaurants. With humble beginnings in a red caravan in Napier, 16 years ago, the Thai Chef’s name has become synonymous with delicious Thai cuisine. The establishment prides itself on a carefully selected menu, which contains authentic favourites alongside a few eyecatching specials. Appealing to the Kiwi sense of humour, the Naughty Pig, Three Alcoholics and Sexy Little Duck are worth a try if you’re craving something a little different. With a focus on flavour, Thai Chef’s menu aims to satisfy diners seeking tradition with a twist. our waitress walks us through the seven stages of spiciness available with each dish, ranging from “no spice” to “bloody hot”. For those less adventurous, like myself, I recommend sticking to the conservative end of the spectrum. If you’re after a kick, the staff will be more than happy to have the kitchen add additional chillies to your dish to bring it up a notch – or three. The food is exquisite, with a noticeable attention to detail, and even the simplest of dishes served with flair. The flair extends to the cocktail menu as well, meaning I can order a mango daiquiri with my go-to Thai dish, Massaman curry. The curry is served with coconut rice and warmed over a tea light candle. Another favourite is the Naughty Pig with pickled chilli, which brings out an intense flavour with every bite. The dessert menu is equally as enticing, featuring unique treats like the Siam brûlée. This Thai treat is served with palm sugar, sweet sticky rice and mango sorbet. With full bellies, we check out the the adjacent Sukhu Tiger entertainment lounge, which accommodates group functions and hosts karaoke nights. Known for warmth and hospitality, Thai Chef’s latest location delivers on both accounts and serves up a delicious, memorable feast. Thai Chef's Restaurant • 1 Riccarton Road • 03 341 1163 Lunch: Mon-Fri, noon-2.30pm • Dinner: Mon-Sun, from 5.15pm Dine in or Takeaway •



Empire Bar & Izakaya Empire Bar & Izakaya

Japanese Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Japanese Restaurant, & Grill, Empire Bar & Izakaya Bar is dark and Empire Barwith & Izakaya is dark and cavernous nods to Japanese cavernous nods to Japanese refinement.with Enjoy dining from our refinement. Enjoy from our Yakitori menu anddining the theatrics Yakitori menu and the theatrics from the grill. Or share a few dishes from friends the grill.- Izakaya Or share a few dishes with style. with friends - Izakaya style. Open Wednesday to Saturday 5pm - late. Open Wednesday to Saturday 5pm - late. (Closed Sunday - Tuesday) (Closed Sunday - Tuesday) 172 St Asaph Street, Christchurch 172 St Asaph Phone: 03 260Street, 2606 Christchurch Phone: 03 260 2606

Sala Sala Restaurant

Sala Sala Restaurant After a years hiatus Sala Sala has

reopened under new management, After a years hiatus Sala Sala has much to the joy new of themanagement, locals, with its reopened under fresh to take Asian fusion and with upstairs much theonjoy of the locals, its private rooms, all brought to fresh takefunction on Asian fusion and upstairs you in function the comfort of the private rooms, allMerivale brought to suburbs. you in the comfort of the Merivale suburbs. Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays Opening Hours - 2.00pm Lunch: 11.30am Dinner: -5.30pm Tuesday Sunday,- late. closed Mondays Fully Licensed. Lunch: 11.30am - 2.00pm 142 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch Dinner: 5.30pm - late. Phone: 03 355 5932 Fully Licensed.

142 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch Phone: 03 355 5932

Maddison’s Restaurant and Bar

Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry

Dine at Maddisons for Breakfast: 7 days, Lunch: Friday, Dinner: Thursday to Saturday. We use sustainable, in-season, locally grown produce and create many of our ingredients in-house.

Rebuilt brick by brick and once again elegant in her heritage best, Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry is welcoming visitors for breakfast, brunch, lunch and exquisite High Teas. Also ideal for weddings, special occasions and corporate events.

28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch. Ph 03 983 4895 Open 7 days a week Email: Pre theatre dining from 5.30pm Follow us on Facebook

The Cuban Que Vola Contigo Christchurch! The Cuban is a gorgeous piece of Havana right in the centre city. Sample exquisite Cuban street food. Marvel at the extensive selection of rum, and our very own Cuba Laga (lager). All while relaxing in the stunning covered courtyard. See you at The Cuban. Open Tuesday 3pm - late and Thursday to Sunday 11.30am - late. 236 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 260 2605

Open now 7am-5pm 40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton 03 341 7450 Follow us on Facebook

Trevinos Restaurant & Bar Trevinos Restaurant & Bar

Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, Nestled in mountains the heart ofofChristchurch, filled with food and lakes filled with mountains of food and lakes of beverages, sits an astounding of beverages, sitsirresistible an astounding restaurant with and fine restaurant with irresistible fine tasting food, accompaniedand by an tasting food, atmosphere. accompanied by an unmatched unmatched atmosphere. Valentine’s Day Dinner Special, Tuesday Valentine’s Day Complimentary Dinner Special, Tuesday 14th February. bubbles 14th February. Complimentary bubbles on arrival and set menu available. on set menu available. Livearrival musicand 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Live music 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am Cnr Riccarton Road- & Mona Vale Avenue, Open 7 Days, 9am 1am Riccarton. Phone: 5378 Cnr Riccarton Road03&343 Mona Vale Avenue, Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378


Kum Pun Thai

Magnitude Cafe & Roastery

Experience all of the exotic flavours that Thailand has to offer right here in Christchurch. Whether you are looking for a quick and tasty alternative to cooking or you want to treat your loved ones to something special, these authentic dishes are designed to delight. The extensive menu – and great hospitality – is perfect for both lunch and dinner.

Magnitude Coffee is a state of the art designer Cafe & Roastery where coffee lovers can fulfil all their needs. Divine food made on premises daily. Full range of healthy options. Try our gourmet potatoes. Come and watch us roast coffee, relax in our new cafe, and take home your favourite freshly roasted coffee beans, also available from our website. Find us on Facebook.

The Grand Café Christchurch Casino $5 Beef Schnitzel & Chips Available for Dinner only from 5.30pm to late. From Monday 16th January to Sunday 12th February. R20 venue. T&C’s apply.

Dinner Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10.00pm 7 Days Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm 73 Victoria Street, Christchurch. Phone: 03 365 5494

Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm Unit 2, 314 Tuam St Phone 366 3051

For further details visit: 30 Victoria Street, Christchurch (03) 365 9999 R20 venue. Follow us on Facebook

Indian Sumner CBD

Urban Corner Cafe

GBC Garden Buffet Cafe

Looking for something that you can’t find on the menu? Ask the staff - this delicious alternative to Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, followed by the old favourite Lamb Rogan Josh cheese naan is the perfect balance.

Industrial chic on the outside, awesomely trendy on the inside. We are the perfect venue for private functions. Catering to suit any budget. Our cafe also has a wide selection of contemporary gift ware, curios and Kiwiana. We are very kid friendly!

GBC has a range of satisfying beers on tap, a full bar, tasty food and great coffee. So maybe you’re after a quick catch up with friends with coffee and cake, a quiet drink with someone special, or a celebration with family, friends or workmates, GBC is the perfect venue!

Open 7 Days 9am - 1am Cnr New Brighton Road & Bower Avenue, New Brighton. Phone: 03 388 3649

Open daily from 9am - late. Live music from 6pm every Friday 110 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Ph 385 8880 Like us on Facebook

Wilson Parking Adjacent to Restaurant Indian Sumner CBD 185a Manchester St, Kensington House Christchurch 8011, Tel: 03-365-4433 Also at: Indian Sumner 11a Wakefield Ave, Sumner Christchurch 8081, Tel: 326-4777 Follow us on Facebook


World Famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pies

Thai Chef’s Restaurant New to Christchurch, Thai Chef’s serves the authentic taste of Thailand, which offering a modern dining experience. Food is prepared from fresh, quality ingredients and presented with elegance in a dining setting filled with all the richness of Thai colour, sound and art. Open daily: Lunch noon - 2.30pm and Dinner from 5.15pm Fully licensed. Dine in or Takeaway 1 Riccarton Road, undercover easy access parking at rear off Barlett Street Phone: 03 341 1163

Riverview Restaurant Riverview Restaurant

Located in the Cashmere Club, the Located in the Cashmere Club, the Riverview Restaurant offers quality, Riverview Restaurant offers quality, affordable a la carte dining, 7 days a affordable a la carte days a week. Specialists in dining, events 7and special week. Specialists in eventstoo and occasions. No function bigspecial or too occasions. No function big available. or too small. Private functionstoo room small. Private functions room available. Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio. Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio. Open 7 days from 11.30am Open 7 days from 11.30am Fully Licensed. Fully Licensed. Street, Chrsitchurch 50 Colombo 50Phone: Colombo Street, 03 332 0092Chrsitchurch Phone: 03 332 0092 Members, guests & affiliates welcome Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Mrs Denton’s Fine. Food. Fast We are proud to be a stockist of the world famous Lieber Pies from Fairlie Bakehouse. TRY OUR scrumptious soups, salads, scrolls and strudel

Embers Bar & Restaurant Embers has a stylish, cosy atmosphere, filled with unique furnishings and complete with its very own open fire pit. Meals are crafted to share, enhancing a social, family bonding and interactive dining experience. Mezzanine floor available for private functions.

Takeaway Café, Delicatessen 168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Mon-Fri 7am - 3pm Sat 8.30am - 3pm Facebook: Mrs Denton’s Ph: 03 357 4516 Or: 027 469 0206

Open Wednesday to Sunday 310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui Phone: 03 359 9586 Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Fisherman’s Wharf

Garden Buffet Restaurant

Lyttelton Harbour Views. Kiwi, Thai and Chinese Chefs combine their skills and fresh local ingredients. Not just seafood! Steaks, burgers and our famous pork belly; also vegetarian, dairy and gluten-free. Desserts created here with happy eggs and butter. From our boats to your plate.

Romance that someone special on Tuesday 14th February at our Valentine’s Day Candle Lit Dinner. Only $75 for two to enjoy our ‘all you can eat’ buffet with a complimentary house drink and a chocolate treat. Bookings essential.

39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton. Ph 328 7530 Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30am till Late

Open daily for lunch and dinner 110 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Ph 386 0088 Like us on Facebook


Whitford’s Restaurant & Bar Discover Whitford’s Restaurant inside the Woolston Club. Enjoy our hospitality, friendly service and value for money food and beverage selection. Dine inside or outside in the sunny outdoor dining area overlooking Garrick Park. Open 7 Days from 5.30pm 43 Hargood Street, Woolston Phone: 03 389 7039 Members, guests, affiliates and new members welcome.

Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina Come and try our TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD... Come and istrythe our TRADITIONAL Alvarados essential destination for MEXICAN FOOD... experiencing true Mexican cuisine. Alvarados the essential Open dailyis from 11.00am. destination for

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Club Café

Valley Inn Tavern

Casual, bistro style dining in relaxed surroundings. With a wide choice of meals and daily blackboard specials (including vegetarian and gluten free options), you will find we offer fantastic value for money. Café is open 7 days for Lunch (12 noon 2pm) and Dinner (from 5pm).

Our fantastic sheltered courtyard is a great place to while away those long summer days. Relax over a drink and enjoy our fantastic new menu that reflects those warmer days.

17 Carmen Road, Hornby Phone: 03 349 9026 Not a member of the Club? Join today!

2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch Ph 384 1124 Open daily from 10am - 11pm Follow us on Facebook


Racecourse Hotel Located opposite Riccarton Park, this hotel offers great dining, Sports Bar (with pool tables, SKY sport, gaming lounge, TAB), Carbine Lounge and affordable accommodation. Hoofbeats Restaurant (famous for their roasts) open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Open daily from 6.30am Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch Phone 03 342 7150


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155 Colombo Street, Chris 3 Town Centre Road Ph 337 2233 The Mall Open 7 Days from 10am www.beckssouthernalehou Open 7 Days 8am-4pm

Quartz - Wine Bar & Restaurant The only wine bar & restaurant in Selwyn! Offering great service, quality wines, craft beers and a menu specially designed to avoid ‘food envy’! Diners are encouraged to order a range of dishes and share a taste of each. Or simply order from the selection of main meals, steaks or salads. Come in for a drink or contact us to book in for a meal. 82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192 Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-Late. Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook

Memorys Restaurant A boutique establishment with an emphasis on relaxed dining and small private functions. Set amongst mature trees with a well-established garden and large courtyard area. An intimate selection of meals changes weekly. Memorys is an unlicensed premises, however offer aR ebeverage selection with s t a u r a n t & B a r a difference. 227 Leeston Rd, Springston. Ph 03 329 5554 or 027 295 5545 Bookings essential, phone or text., Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm Follow us on Facebook

Tai Tapu Hotel ‘Unique Country Pub’ Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered courtyard and outdoor areas, perfect for dining or platters and wines. A La Carte Restaurant Open 7 Days 12pm to Last seating around 8pm 780 Old Tai Tapu Road P: 03 329 6819

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An EclEctic EstAblishmEnt Vanessa Ortynsky discovers Urban corner café has much more to offer than initially meets the eye. PhOtOGRAPhY charliE Jackson On the former site of the bower hotel in new brighton stands the Urban Corner café (alongside with the bower), which is one of the most eclectic establishments in the city. Urban Corner is uniquely Christchurch in that it’s constructed of 18 shipping containers. it’s a standout on the landscape, situated near the residential red zone and overlooking the Avon River. Upon setting foot inside this spacious establishment, you immediately forget about its modular construction methods. With its warm and family-friendly vibe, Urban Corner has become a community hub for new brighton locals. the restaurant serves up brunch, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. menu items are seasonal and the pork belly burger, served with coleslaw and cranberry sauce is a must-try for summer. there’s also a kids’ menu and a playground outside, catering to mums looking for a place to bring the little ones for a play date. there’s Farmyard Animal day with pony rides on the last sunday of every month in summer weather permitting, which includes a llama with a bad haircut and ponies of all sizes. As well as an separate shipping container that can be hired for kids parties. With plenty of entertainment for the older crowd as well, “stitch ’n’ bitch” is hosted by a local artist and is every second monday. it’s an excellent spot to discover new Kiwi artists and local talent. the dining room is adorned with brightly-coloured, kitschy décor. You can purchase any of the art that lines the walls of this establishment. You’re sure to get a laugh out of some of the quirky, tongue-in-cheek posters and signage. sharing the premises with the bower proves advantageous as Urban Corner features an extensive beer and wine list without the central-city price tag. the Friday menu comes with a $20 price tag, there is always events and special deals – including Wednesday and thursday ‘feed a family of four for $50’. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for even more stellar specials. if you are looking for a take away, there is a full range of cabinet food available, too. A little bit different from your traditional café and bar, this friendly place is sure to delight. if you’re looking for a local eatery, or keen to experience the warmth and hospitality of the eastern suburbs, Urban Corner is a sure bet. Urban Corner • 487 new brighton Road • 03 388 3649 Open 7 days, 9am until late •


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James Mount and Grace Glass at the opening of Eco Villa. Page 75

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eco villa opening Trish and Grant Easton

Patricia Chadwick, Lorraine Faris

In a city so bereft of heritage buildings, it is heart gladdening to see a gracious old house blossoming anew. In a masterstroke of making best use of existing resources, Nisha and Evan Chadwick have opened Eco Villa, the newest and most charming place to rest a weary head. Outdoor baths, free bicycles and an edible garden are among the delights that await those looking for respite. Upon its grand unveiling, lit by a blazing sunset, guests mingled on the deck, the generous catering causing this reporter to fear for his waistline! Party-goers marvelled at the location, a prayer’s breath from the Transitional Cathedral at the heart of the reborn city.

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Phone 03 377 0509 Mobile 021 703 023 Online Licensed Agent REAA

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Like stars twinkling in the heavens, the precious objects on show lit up the gathering in the new Partridge Jewellers store opening party. Guests surveyed the beautiful creations of adornment, the sparks from the jewels flitting like fireflies about the mirrored boutique. The allure of such finery acts as a beacon drawing those seeking the best, to look for it right in the new heart of the city.

Mathieu Brunisholz, Sam Shaw

Liz Strick, Shirley Grant, Melanie Ferguson-Schiele

Quality custom-made, bespoke furniture and joinery

105 Coleridge Street, Christchurch P. 366-7499 | F. 366-8384 E.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 9am-1pm

Susie and Paul Ivany

Sarah McLaren, Cameron Bryant, Eva O'Connell

Andrew Kyburz, Rebecca Hyde

Jo and Rod McKay

Vonda Newman, David

and Terri Johnstone Alicia Leigh, Fran Sutcliffe

DAFFY’S GIN GARDEN PARTY The gentle summer day hung like a pastel gown around the grounds of Riccarton House and delicate, sensual light caressed the flowers. Guests mingled and chatted as Daffy’s Gin Garden Party got into full swing. The glorious clear nectar born of an ancient copper still and nurtured with exotic botanicals, was given forth for the delectation of all present. A glass of the spirit partnered with tonic water, was presented upon arrival in prelude to the three cocktails which, masterfully mixed, proved the highlights of the afternoon. This latest brand of liquid elegance provided a sophisticated and refreshing interlude on a humid Saturday.

Kaylon Higginbotham, Lauren Hawke, Sophie Davies

Michael Fraser-Milne, Seonaid Burnie

Whether it is a RELAXING WANDER, picking up some GROCERIES, buying that PERFECT GIFT, or a little well deserved SELF-INDULGENCE Avonhead Shopping Centre Cnr Withells Road & Merrin Street, Avonhead

Lauren Myatt, Jason Wills



GIG GUIDE February FRI 03

167/180 Armagh St Ph 03 366 1389

04, 10, 17, 25 SHAMELESS FEW

Caleb Isaac, 4pm; Paul Sheeran, 7.30pm; DJ Danny III, 10.30pm Baretta D’Sendantz, 10pm Carlton DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa Publica Eddie Simon, 7pm; Elevators duo, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Emerson, 5pm; Switch, 9.30pm Dux Live JFB / Big Ruse, 10pm Empire Dateless n Desperate RockBand, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Topia, 7.30pm The Cuban Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 04

DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Vlad & Masta K, 9pm Baretta Ben Salter with support Emily Fairlight, tickets @UTR, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Bobby Tables, 9pm Casa Publica Smooth Talk, 7pm; Acoustic Solution, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Matty Smith, 2pm; Big Rig, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Red, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Emily Cherie duo, 8pm The Cuban

SUN 05

291 Lincoln Rd, Addington Ph 03 338 8300 fb/Sullivans-Irish-Pub



Tickets $15+bf @undertheradar

The Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. Dan Barbenel, free, 4pm Blue Smoke SansTribe, 5pm Carlton Dr Sanchez, 4pm Casa Publica Natalie Elms, 7pm; Headrush duo, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Live DJ, 9.30pm Empire


Lissel, 5.30pm Christchurch Casino Super Bowl/Waitangi Day special, 11am Dux Live

TUE 07 Woody, 5pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

WED 08 Aldous Harding & Band, tickets $41+bf @UTR, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

THU 09 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston Ph 03 389 5544 fb/bluesmokemusic

Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm Empire

Stephen McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm The Cuban

FRI 10

Nick Lee, 4pm; Uptown Shakedown, 7.30pm; DJ Masta K, 9pm Baretta Adam McGrath, (yarns, ballads & barnstormers), tickets $15+bf @UTR, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Shadow Puppet, 10pm Carlton DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa Publica Shannon Cooper-Garland, 7pm; Eddie Simon, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Emerson, 5pm; Wilton, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Vlad, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Antony Pickard, 7.30pm The Cuban Southfield, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 11

DJ Double Feature feat. DJs 10a & Dox,10.30pm Baretta Ctrl Alt Rock, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica Easy Come Easy Go, 7pm; Southfield, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino H and Burke, 2pm; Get Set, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Spinal,10pm Empire Topia, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Nick Lee, 8pm The Cuban

SUN 12

Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. Lindon Puffin, free, 4pm Blue Smoke SansTribe, 4pm Carlton Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica Stevie D, 5.30pm Christchurch Casino Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Live DJ lxtz, 9.30pm Empire

MON 13

Topia, 6pm Carlton

TUE 14 VALENTINE’S DAY Nick Lee, 6pm Carlton Elizabeth Braggins, 6.30pm Christchurch Casino Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub Regan & Susie, 6.30pm Trevinos

WED 15 Daniel Champagne, tickets $15+bf @UTR, 8pm Blue Smoke Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

THUR 16 Headrush, 9pm Carlton

DJ Ember & A tonez, 9pm Empire Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

FRI 17

Antony Pickard, 4pm; Nick Lee, 7.30pm; DJ 10a, 10.30pm Baretta When in Vegas, 10pm Carlton DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa Publica Everlong, 7pm; Franchise, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Emerson, 5pm; Alby, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Amnesia, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Antony Pickard, 7.30pm The Cuban Funky Hot Mamas, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 18

DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Danny III & Mike Jonz, 9pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa Publica TJ, 7pm; Shannon CooperGarland, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Kitchen Collective, 2pm; Emerson, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Vlad, 10pm Empire Live music, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Topia, 8pm The Cuban

SUN 19

Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. Blind Love, free, 4pm Blue Smoke Quiz with SansTribe, 4pm Carlton Dr Sanchez, 4pm Casa Publica Nyree, 5.30pm Christchurch Casino Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Live DJ, 9.30pm Empire



Willie McArthur, 6pm Carlton

TUE 21 Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

WED 22 Springstein Tribute, 10pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

THUR 23 Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm Empire Stephan McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

05, 12, 19, 26 SANSTRIBE



Willie McArthur, 6pm Carlton


TUE 21 Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

WED 22 Springstein Tribute, 10pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

THUR 23 Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm Empire Stephan McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


FRI Nick Lee, 4pm; Uptown Shakedown, 7.30pm; DJ Phase, 10.30pm Baretta Ctrl Alt Rock, 10pm Carlton DJ Masta K, 9pm Casa Publica Sly Manhattan, 7pm; Natalie Elms, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Emerson, 5pm; Churp, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Home, 9pm Empire Dateless n Desperate RockBand, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Topia 7.30pm The Cuban X-Files duo, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 25 DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Spinal & Dox, 9pm Baretta Cropduster, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica Rockabella, 7pm; Smooth Talk, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Doe Bros, 2pm; Alby, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ lxtz, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Revolution Party, 8pm The Cuban

SUN 26 The Swan Sisters, 4pm, free; Flora Knight & Artcher, tickets $15+bf @UTR, 8pm Blue Smoke Quiz with SansTribe, 4pm Carlton Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica Rusila, 5.30pm Christchurch Casino Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Live DJ, 9.30pm Empire

Carlton | 1 Papanui Road Phone 03 355 9543


Live DJs Jazz Sundays Craft Beer Inside & Outside Gastro Menu Four Bars Functions Dux Cental, 6 Poplar St Phone 03 943 7830

11, 25 DJ DOX

GATES OPEN AT 3.30PM SO GET THERE EARLY! With over 30,000 attending this is going to be an awesome but busy day in the Addington area so make sure you’re organised!

MON 27 Marcel, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

TUE 28 Open Mic Night with Co-op, 6pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


Baretta Bar & Restaurant 174 St Asaph Street Phone 03 260 2600

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How To Talk To If you’re a relatively handsome man, with a stable income and no prior criminal convictions, yet about to find yourself alone this Valentine’s Day, it’s possible the issue might be in your conversation. We’ve put together a quick guide to ensure your dialogue doesn’t cost you dates. woRDS VICTORIA TAIT

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Style | etiquette

WOmen AT PARTIeS DOn’T SAy You remind me of my mother.

DO SAy You remind me of... (think quick – any actress or model will do. As long as they have the same hair colour we’ll take it.)

My wife never laughs like that.

You have the best laugh.

You look familiar... have I seen you on Tinder?

I’m a billionaire with a heart condition.

Gosh, you’re a little podgy, aren’t you? Gosh, you have a slim waist. what a fab-u-lous dress, girlfriend.

You look stunning.

I’m sorry, what did you say?

No, please, tell me more.

I’ve lost my wallet, can you get this?

I’ll get this. And shall I order you a Uber?


82 Style | win

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 February 28.

WaLking on WooL Launched by Lucas Smith, this is the first product under the brand Walk On, which uses a traditional technique of wool to protect feet from blisters. This hyperfine merino wool binds to the inside of your socks, where it wicks moisture away from inflamed skin, allowing blisters to heal naturally. The product is suited to walkers, cyclists, runners, skiers and dancers, who simply need to wrap their feet in the soft wool or apply the strips to their existing blisters or rubbing points. Walk On Merino Wool Blister Protection is 100-per-cent natural, ethically farmed, biodegradable and breathable. We have 10 bags of Walk On to give away.

What Your BodY needs Dr Libby has just released a brand new range of plant-based nutritional supplements, Bio Blends, which combines two decades of biochemical research and clinical experience with what nature creates naturally. We have the following pack to give away: Liver Love, Cycle Essentials, and Organic Daily Greens and Radiant Reds. Total value $180.

super rugBY is Coming While Richie McCaw no longer a leader on the field, we still think his story is a good one. Super Rugby 2017 kicks off February 23 and we have something special for the rugby fanatic. In 148, discover what Richie remembers from his 148 tests, read about those two Rugby World Cup triumphs, and view more than 500 photographs chronicling his epic career. We have two copies of 148 to give away, valued at $69.99 each.

For Lovers oF Fine CoFFee Pioneers of innovation, Nespresso is offering discerning coffee lovers the chance to taste a unique aged coffee with the launch of its latest Limited Edition, Selection Vintage 2014. Made from Arabica beans sourced from the Colombian highlands, this unique Pure Origin Grand Cru was meticulously aged over three years to deliver a complex taste with elegant woodiness, softened fruity notes and a smooth velvet-like texture. We are giving away a set of two Reveal Espresso Intense glasses (RRP $55) with two Selection Vintage 2014 sleeves, valued at $11.30.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: INIKA: Sandy Gunn; SCHWARZKOPF: Katherine Robb; DR LE WINNS: Viv Cotter, Catherine Elvidge, Jenny Walker, Simon Davies, Jan Cooney; ISSUE CLOTHING: Heidi Crawford *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.

Our Tower Junction store is moving! Everything MUST go before we move, so we are offering 25% to 80% off everything at BOTH stores in Christchurch. Christchu


new outdoor furniture in store now THE RUSTIC SKANDY COLLECTION

505 princes street 03 477 7199



now available for lunch

145 Victoria Street | 03 365 7363 |

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