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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. Eat. Experience. SAVE THE DATE INTERVIEW Josh Emett And Fleur Caulton Bring Malaysian Cuisine To Christchurch REPORT Five Of The Most Influential People In The World HOUSE FEATURE Fabulous In Fendalton MOOD BOARD LIVING Kitchen Inspiration LUXE LIVING ARTS REBUILD LANDSCAPING FASHION NEWS FASHION EDITORIAL Dress To Impress JUNIOR FASHION TRENDS Trans-seasonal Trends WELLBEING Kick The Sugar Habit BEAUTY TRAVEL Hawke’s Bay Highlights MOTORING Lexus RC200t FOOD NEWS SEE BE SEEN ETIQUETTE Table Manners For The Modern Age WIN


22 CoVER Be inspired to refresh your kitchen. DESIgn Detail by Davinia Sutton


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MULTI AWARD-WINNING PUBLISHING COMPANY PUBLISHER Charlotte Smulders Star Media Level One, 359 Lincoln Road Christchurch 8140 03 379 7100 EDITORIAL Kate Preece Group Editor Victoria Tait Editor Gilbert Wealleans Social Editor DESIGN Emma Smith CONTRIBUTORS Anne Hudson, Charlie Jackson, Chris Walsh, Georgina McCormack,

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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.

March marks the transition of summer to the autumn season, in which we begin to prepare our wardrobes and homes for the looming colder months. It’s an exciting issue for fashion and interiors with a sneak peek at the latest trends. I especially love seeing the stunning autumn colours filling the stores. In this issue of Style, we speak with the amazing Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton, owners of Madam Woo, about their experiences in Malaysia and how they research the flavours for their scrumptious menu. In our report we encourage you to think a little more about some of the world’s most powerful people. The road to success is never easy, and these five superpowers show us that with determination you can move mountains. Our home section showcases a beautiful abode in Fendalton, designed by CoLab Architecture. The sharp lines and striking black cedar of this home are sure to stop you in your tracks. With a new season, we often take a moment to re-think our interiors. Enjoy our focus on kitchen styles, which will help you break down the options. Our fashion section takes you from the diet of superstar couple Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, to the hottest trans-season trends. Get lost in the romance with our fashion edit that showcases some of the latest looks for both men and women, and keep your little ones on point with our latest news in Junior. We rediscover the Hawke’s Bay, and indulge in some of the country’s best wine and food, too. Are you a sugar addict? Get some tips and tricks from Elly McGuinness on how to break the habit. Then, awake feeling beautiful after a rested sleep in which luxurious overnight face masks do the hard work for you.

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.


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Enjoy this issue of Style Victoria Tait EDITOR Instagram: Style_Christchurch

CHRIS WALSH is the managing director of Treetech, which he founded in 1996. He has worked in parts of the South Island as well as in the United Kingdom, gaining skills in tree and garden maintenance. View his article on the benefits of mulching on page 42.

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inside word FIND. Take your shopping to the next level with Westfield Ricarton’s in-house styling team, who offer a range of services from a free 15-minute style consultation, to workshops, colour consultations and shopping tours. In two or three hours, one of their stylists can assess your body shape, style, colouring and budget, then take you to the right stores to try on the right pieces, taking the stress out of trying to find that perfect outfit. Portfolio Model Agency has moved back to Cashel Street. During 24 years of business, Portfolio has enjoyed some great key locations within the city. Pre-quake the agency was situated for seven years in Cashel Mall. The new location, Unit 6/275 Cashel Street, has lots of space, a catwalk, chic white walls with pops of red, designer furniture, a hanging vertical garden as well as a spacious private outdoor courtyard.

EXPERIENCE. Preview the Jane Daniels Winter 2017 collection at a special event that supports Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge). A World of Inspiration will not only showcase the Russian-inspired garments, but include canapés and wine, jazz, goodie bags, and a charity auction. Held on April 6 at the Hagley Park Oval, tickets are $85 from The golf course at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay is on our must-book list. Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7119 yards (6510 metres) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. The course offers spectacular views and has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. The rustic clubhouse makes the experience all the more alluring, complete with its own pro golf shop.


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INDULGE. We’ve recently tried and loved the Infrared Sauna at Total Body Concepts. This relatively new craze hit the headlines recently when Lady Gaga took to Instagram posing for a photo in her personal infrared sauna, claiming that it was the cure to her ongoing chronic pain. We can confirm the sauna makes you feel completely relaxed and detoxed – a must try. Other health benefits include: it removes toxins and mineral waste from the body, burns calories and controls weight, clears cellulite, relieves pain, improves the immune system, increases blood circulation and strengthens the cardiovascular system, as well as aiding in relaxation by reducing stress and fatigue. Dermalogica has released a new product, Daily Superfoliant: Multi-Tasking Anti-Pollution to the market with the addition of magical charcoal. Proven to deeply detox the skin. This redevelopment has upped the ante of what was already a great product. Get your hands on some new divine products launched by Mecca, we love the bareMinerals’ GenNude Buttercream lip-gloss. Available in both matte and gloss, it can take you from day to night without having to alter your look.

EAT. The popular eatery Maison des Crêpes from The Colombo has opened a second store in Christchurch. The location is the newly developed Carlton Courts, corner of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road. Specialising in delicious French crêpes and ranging from sweet to savoury, there is something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds. Get ready to feel retro as the Sun Dog Diner has also opened in the Carlton Courts with a menu that is described as ‘rock-n-roll gourmet comfort food’. You are guaranteed to have a good time. Tucked away on High Street is Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton’s latest Madam Woo, which has finally landed in Christchurch. The menu is a flavour explosion with a modern twist on authentic Malaysian cuisine.

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eMail your evenTs To 1-31 The Grand Café hiGh Tea three tiers of delicious treats prepared for you by the on-site pastry team. Serving up stylish decadence, 11am until 5pm. The Grand Café, Christchurch Casino

11 hoKiTiKa Wildfoods fesTival Not for the faint-hearted, this festival will take your taste buds on an unusual yet specular journey of wild treats. hokitika

1 MarCh-30 June enChanTed Garden exhibiTion Jenny Gillies’ seasonal collections of these acclaimed botanical “works of art” are inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Kiosk Gallery, Christchurch botanic Gardens

15-18 sWalloW Swallow is a deeply optimistic play performed by Christchurch independent theatre group a Little Box at the top Of the Stairs. the play is about the possibilities of connection between individuals. Gloucester room, isaac Theatre royal

3-4 PePPa PiG Muddy Puddles live Watch the cult children’s show come to life with a full cast of life-size characters including Peppa, George, Mummy and daddy. Suitable for children of all ages. isaac Theatre royal 9 Pixies touring New Zealand in celebration of their latest album, Head Carrier. horncastle arena 7-11 The MiKado this famous comic opera transports us to modern-day Japan, where harajuku fashion, mobile phones and hello Kitty rule. isaac Theatre royal

17 Crusaders v blues aMi stadium 18-26 18Th id dunedin fashion WeeK emerge yourself in eight days of fashion and view new designs from Stolen Girlfriends Club, NOM*d, Carlson, MildRed, Charmaine Reveley, Company of Strangers as well as emerging designers from around the globe. dunedin Central station 19 sTar CiTy2surf WiTh MiKe Pero real esTaTe Get ready to walk, jog, or run! the 14km starts at 9am from Pioneer Stadium’s

Centennial Park, while the Sport Canterbury 6km starts at 10am, from hansen Park, Opawa. Both follow the Heathcote river to finish at Ferrymead Playing Fields. Entry $25, from Pak’n Save, New World, The Athletes Foot, YMCA. 24 Crusaders v forCe aMi stadium 7-9 aPril The food shoW don’t miss special guest annabel Langbein’s demonstrations in the Cooking theatre as well as a host of other celebrated Kiwi chefs. Sample delicious food and drinks and discover the latest trends. horncastle arena

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of malaysia Victoria Tait speaks with Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton about their passion for food, travel and how Malaysia has captured their taste buds.

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Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton are the creators of Queenstown’s famous restaurant Rata, as well as Madam Woo – the Malaysian hawker restaurant with dining establishments in Queenstown, Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, and, as of last month, Christchurch. Of all cuisines in the world, I was interested to know, what it was about Malaysian food that has inspired the pair and how do Josh and Fleur go about creating the flavours on their menu.


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JOSH Why did you choose Malaysian Food? I’ve always had a love of malaysian food. the difference with madam Woo is we try to focus on traditional dishes. We don’t try to westernise versions of fusion or mixed Asian cuisine. [those at madam Woo] are the best possible versions of malaysian dishes. the way the team do this is by travelling over to malaysia and experiencing as much of the culture and food as possible. Jane Leon, who is malaysian born, has been with us since the beginning and travelled over with us. When we get there we eat as much food as possible! We have a trip coming up soon with 10 of our chefs going.

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What is one of your most favourite dishes? Nasi lemak. this is a very traditional dish; malaysia’s national dish. there are a lot of variations, but most include coconut rice, sambal, peanuts, egg, cucumber. the best way to eat it is to mix it all together. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s a dish you can eat any time of day. If you turn up at someone’s house, they probably will have nasi lemak ready. At hawker stalls, you’ll find it wrapped in banana leaf. Once I stopped at a truck stop on the way to Penang, we stood in line, and there were only four left – I was absolutely devastated that I missed out.

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FlEuR What is your favourite dish on the menu, and why? Char kway teow is my favourite dish on the menu with prawns, rice noodles and lap cheong (traditional Chinese pork sausage). It is such a tasty, satisfying dish and something I always love eating on the street when in malaysia. madam Woo does an amazing version of this dish. Why have you chosen Malaysian food? What was it about the flavours? I simply love Asian food of any sort. malaysian cuisine is such a varied cuisine with Chinese, Indian and Nonya all in the same place. It is a very interesting cuisine, influenced by its neighbouring countries. What are your favourite places to eat, shop and experience in Malaysia? Every time we go to Malaysia I find something new to like. I prefer to be in the villages rather than big cities. every place has a different version of a national dish, so we are always discovering new flavours. To be honest, when I am there I don’t shop I just eat, which is a great job to have. What do you think we could learn from Malaysian culture? We can learn a lot from malaysian culture and especially their cuisine. they love to combine textures and contrast savoury with sweet in a range of their traditional dishes. Some of these flavours and pairings are just delicious, and I think they resonate well with New Zealand palates. How is Madam Woo a different experience from a traditional Malaysian restaurant? madam Woo food is very authentic and traditional. most of the food we serve can be found anywhere in malaysia; we just serve it in a more modern, funky environment with fun, fast service to create a whole experience.

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President of russia Net Worth: USD$200 billion age: 64 Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Saint Petersburg State University


Vladimir Putin is the world’s most powerful person for four years running. Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe; he has gained a name as a leader who continues to get what he wants. Born in Saint Petersburg (then known as leningrad), Putin came from humble beginnings. his father was a conscript in the Soviet navy and his mother a factory worker. he is the youngest of three boys, two of whom sadly died before his birth (albert died in infancy, and Viktor died of diphtheria during the Siege of leningrad). Putin studied law at the leningrad State university, graduating in 1975. He then became a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years and rose to the rank of lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991, when he entered politics. Moving to Moscow in 1996, Putin joined President Boris Yeltsin’s administration and rose quickly through the ranks to become acting President on 31 December 1999. throughout his career, Putin has received a large amount of recognition for his position and influence. In 2007, he was the Time Person of the Year. In 2015, he was first on the Time’s Most Influential People list. Forbes ranked him the World’s most Powerful individual every year from 2013 to 2016. In 2017, the International Business Times ranked Putin’s net worth at No. 1 in the world, at approximately USD$200 billion.


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love him or loathe him, american businessman and television personality Donald trump is now the 45th President of the united States and the first billionaire to assume this position. Born in Queens, new York, trump’s father is of German ancestry and mother Scottish. his grandparents were immigrants from Kallstadt, Germany. his father, who became a new York City real estate developer, was born in the Bronx and his mother emigrated to new York, where she worked as a maid from her birthplace of tong, lewis, Scotland. trump’s career in real estate started by working for his father, who developed low-cost housing across Brooklyn and Queens. With a keen eye for expansion, trump expanded into manhattan, which strongly developed the business. he then entered into branding and licensing after his business was nearly wiped out in the real estate crash of the early 1990s. Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. he previously owned both the miss uSa and miss universe pageants and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television series on nBC. With a net worth of uSD$4.5 billion, he has also been listed by Forbes as the 324th wealthiest person in the world and 113th richest in the united States.

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angela merkel was born angela Dorothea Kasner in 1954, in hamburg, West Germany. her father horst Kasner was a native of Berlin and a lutheran pastor, while her Polish-born mother herlind (née Jentzsch) was a teacher of english and latin. She has two younger siblings; brother marcus Kasner, a physicist, and sister irene Kasner, an occupational therapist. Previously a research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, merkel entered politics in the revolutions of 1989. Since then she has become known for her consistent priorities to strengthen transatlantic economic relations, playing a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at a european and international level. She’s revered for her government’s approach to the ongoing migrant crisis, enabling more than one million migrants to enter Germany in recent years. merkel has twice been named the world’s second-most powerful person by Forbes; the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman. in May 2016, Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for a record tenth time by Forbes.

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Referred to as China’s ‘Paramount leader’, Xi Jinpin holds the following positions: General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central military Commission. in other words, he holds the top offices of the party and the military, in addition to being the head of state. Jinping’s rise to power was a winding road, to say the least. Jinping’s father held a series of political posts, including propaganda chief, vice-premier, and vice-chairman of the national People’s Congress. When Jinping was 10, his father was purged from the Party and sent to work in a factory in Luoyang, Henan, and later jailed during the Cultural Revolution. Without the protection of his father, a 15-year-old Jinping was sent to work in Yanchuan County, Shaanxi, in mao Zedong’s Down to the Countryside movement. Jinping went on to study chemical engineering at Beijing’s prestigious tsinghua university from 1975-1979. he later furthered his education in 1998-2002, studying Marxist philosophy and ideological education in a postgraduate programme at the School of humanities and Social Sciences, at tsinghua university. he then obtained a Doctor of Law (LLD) degree, covering fields of law, politics, management, and revolutionary history.


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Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio by birth) is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. he is the spiritual leader to nearly one-sixth of the world’s population, i.e. 1.3 billion people. his father, mario Bergoglio, was an italian immigrant accountant, whose family left Italy in 1929, to escape the fascist rule of Benito mussolini. his mother, Regina Sívori, was a housewife born in Buenos aires to a family of northern italian (Piedmontese-Genoese) origin. in his early years, he attended the technical secondary school Escuela Técnica Industrial N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen where he graduated with a chemical technician’s diploma. He worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer and cleaner before beginning seminary studies. For three years he studied at the archdiocesan seminary, Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, in Villa Devoto, Buenos aires, where he then entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on 11 march, 1958. Bergoglio has mentioned before that, as a young seminarian, he had a crush on a girl that he had met and briefly reconsidered continuing his religious career. Bergoglio officially became a Jesuit on 12 March, 1960, when he took the perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In 1969, he was ordained a Catholic priest. he became the archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and later in 2001, he was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul ii. Pope Francis has made it his personal mission to transform the conservative image of the Catholic Church. His major action in November 2016, was when he gave priests the power to forgive women who undergo abortions. he has also been an advocate for climate change reform and better management of the global refugee crisis.

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While at its essence architecture is about providing shelter, warmth and a functional living space, it is also about eliciting a response. driven by the ethos that architecture should be ‘visually powerful, intellectually elegant and above all timeless’ tobin Smith and Blair Paterson of CoLab architecture are producing results that are getting people talking. “Whether you love it or hate it, getting feedback means we have done our job,” laughs tobin. Emerging from a long-standing friendship the collaboration between these two talented designers resulted in a design firm destined to forge its own way in our post-quake city. “right from the start we knew we wanted be part of the new architectural language of Christchurch and reference what the city has lost through a new style of building,” tobin says. Nestled on a prominent Fendalton site, one of their most recent designs embodies exactly that. While embracing their characteristic minimal palette of natural, honest materials, at a closer look the property reveals it is a new take on the traditional family home.

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For homeowner and builder Blaine horton the brief was simple: create something unique while reworking the typical family home. “there is beauty to be found in simplicity,” enthuses tobin, “and this was an opportunity to showcase that. our focus was on not being too complex, or shape making for the sake of it. But rather to pull back the ideas and achieve a timeless end result.” From the street, the two-storey gabled form, with its single level adjoining pavilion, ignites a sense of familiarity, drawing on the ’60s and ’70s modernist style of architecture that dotted pre-quake Christchurch. Part of the success on the exterior is the uninterrupted lines of the vertical cedar paneling across both the home and the garage. “the cladding over the garage is flush mounted,” explains Tobin. A design decision that transforms a mundane, essential component of the home, into something beautiful. While inside the simplicity of the design continues, there is no disguising that the home is something special. Welcomed into a double height, voluminous entry you are enveloped in a light, bright interior – in total contrast to outside. “It is a nice surprise,” offers tobin. “there is a sense of connection achieved between inside and out, with the black cedar paneling running the length of the entry and up the stairwell, but this is off-set by the contrast of the white living space and windows out to the garden.” Breaking the mass of the house, the entry provides a beautiful connection between inside and out, and also between the upper and lower levels with a custom-made floating staircase leading to the master suite and two of the three double bedrooms. Painted resene Black-White, the interior colour palette is simple in its offering, but vast in its appeal with, once again, a sense of elegance and timelessness drawing you in. running the length of the gabled pavilion is the heart of the home, the open-plan kitchen/living/dining area. Essential to family life the large space effortlessly acts as one, while is also seamlessly able to function as individual spaces with a considered lighting plan working to provide definition. Breaking down the requirements of a traditional family home, tobin and Blair recognised the need for privacy when it came to family bedrooms (all discreetly tucked away on the upper level) and multiple living spaces. the southern side of the home (located behind the garage) is single storey in its form and houses a formal living area and guest bedroom. this wing of the home brings a sense of longevity to the livability of the home, with the second living area providing scope for a growing family, and the guest bedroom and bathroom the option for an alternate master should the stairs become too much.

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“It also allowed us to create multiple outdoor living areas which were protected from the wind and captured the sun.” – Tobin Smith

Stepping down from the two-storeyed gable structure, this second pavilion allows the form of the home (as seen from the street) to continue down the property. “It also allowed us to create multiple outdoor living areas, which were protected from the wind and captured the sun,” explains tobin. With a morning, afternoon and evening courtyard all crafted as destinations for al fresco dining and entertaining, following the sun throughout the day has never been so easy. also in keeping with their brief for a modern family home, the designers opted to create two kitchens in one. “the kitchen in the living/dining area is essentially an on-show kitchen,” laughs tobin. “With the scullery (tucked away behind) providing a working space in which to hide the mess.” Breaking down the scale of the traditional family home and reorganising it into something contemporary and modern, this simple design is a showcase of restraint and considered thinking. Paving the way forward for a new style of architecture, for Christchurch to call its own.

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FocUS The starting point of a kitchen should focus on strong, timeless surfaces and materials like marble and concrete. Then create layers of interest with accessories from a wide mix of materials and colours – think matte blacks, silvers, monochrome fixtures and touches of wood and terracotta to soften the overall look. words georgina mccormack

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Investment Wealth Creation Needs a Plan

Lynette McFadden It’s a commonly held belief that acquisition of property is a means of wealth creation if it is done correctly – what it isn’t, is a getrich-quick scheme. I’ve worked with individuals and syndicates who have purchased and accumulated property in a single-minded pursuit of building a substantial nest egg. Some have done spectacularly well and sit on considerable portfolios, and others have seen their hopes and their funds depleted. Both groups started with the same dreams and desire, expecting to benefit from rental incomes or increases in capital values, but there are some significant differences in their approach. Here’s where I’d like to share my observations of factors that helped rather than hindered the investment process. A Plan Having a specific plan as to where to purchase, how much to invest, what would happen if interest rates go up or if long periods of vacancy

occur, is integral to overall success. Get a Plan A, have a back-up Plan B, and then keep assessing it. Look at others who have successfully managed the ups and downs of the market and ask for tips. Join the local property investors’ group and use a business-like approach to the process of developing a portfolio. Don’t listen to people who don’t have investments (note plural: one rental does not make an expert). Location Location will always dominate any real estate discussion or decision, and this is especially important when you are considering rentals. Amenities, schools, recreational facilities and good public transport add to the desirability of a property and its rental potential. The purchase of a small, cheap “orphan” out in the middle of nowhere is close to pointless if you expect to use it as part of your investment strategy – and I have seen people purchase these – so don’t!


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As the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space in which your style and design tastes should shine through. Luci Morris explores the most popular kitchen styles out there.

The kitchen is the most utilised space in the home and while functionality is essential to its success, it is also important that it reflects you and your family. While often the design and age of your home will dictate the aesthetic you follow, there is nothing wrong with a contrast: a contemporary kitchen can look right at home in a villa, while the warmth of a French Country theme can offset the sharpness of an architectural design, with picture-perfect results. What is important to remember is that when it comes to embracing a ‘style’ in your kitchen, there is no right or wrong option. Like your interior design and even your wardrobe, it is about discovering a look you love and embracing it.


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TrAdiTionAl Wood is a defining material of this style with timber cabinetry at its core. Comfortable and warm, this is a look that we are all familiar with as homeliness is essential to its success. Traditional kitchens usually boast a corner feature making the parts of the kitchen look like individual pieces of furniture as opposed to cohesive units.

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The KiWi KiTchen While internationally we may not have forged an aesthetic synonymous with the title ‘a Kiwi kitchen’, the way in which we use our kitchens is uniquely ours. Over the years we have modified Italian al fresco dining, shaping it into something of our own. The proximity of our kitchens to our barbecues and outdoor living areas has become an integral part of our architecture and our kitchen designs often reflect this.

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CounTry Similar in look and feel to a traditional aesthetic, a country-style kitchen takes detail to a greater level. Whether you prefer a French provincial flair, English country chintz, or a rural farmhouse design, characteristics of the country kitchen include a painted finish on grooved cabinetry, detailed mouldings and an oversized oven or AGA. Soft neutrals and timber, work effortlessly together to achieve this look, and you can’t go past a butler’s sink.

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ConTemporAry Not so long ago the contemporary kitchen was all about curves and soft edges, then we moved towards a preference for angular, sharper lines, before curves came back into fashion. Now the contemporary kitchen is about embracing a combination of textures to achieve an air of drama and sophistication. Think brushed metal tapware, paired with glossy cabinetry behind which hide the appliances. Streamlined, uncluttered and linear. Touches of wood bring warmth, and lighting is often used to highlight an architectural element rather than just for ambience or function. The modern or contemporary kitchen boasts up-to-date colours and materials, state-of-the-art appliances and the latest design features on the market. It is a look that can date quickly as trends and fads surpass each other. indusTriAl The industrial kitchen has been around for a while and it is one that works hand-in-hand with a minimalist aesthetic – so if you like to have lots of knick-knacks on display, this style is not for you. Designed to ignite a sense you are in an oversized commercial




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space, the industrial kitchen is centred on raw textural beauty: brick walls, weathered wood and concrete; paired with exposed pipes, aged ceiling beams and oversized pendant lights. Open shelving is a design trait linked with this style so consider bringing in a salvaged item to achieve a sense of authenticity. Grey (of any shade) is a great colour choice for the industrial kitchen. eCleCTiC Done right this style has a sense of effortless confidence, where mixand-matching contrasting items, fittings and furnishings results in a harmonious, personalised space. It is all about having a bit of fun. Old items can be reused in a different way than originally designed, and bold colours can be paired with patterned tiles or vibrant wallpaper. Colourful appliances and accessories are a great finishing touch to this kitchen. indusTriAl eCleCTiC




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Embrace the Finer Detail A play of form and mix of materials give this kitchen undeniable wow factor. A stainless bench and white brick bond wall tiles not only evoke an industrial element but link the ‘front and rear kitchen’ design. The front space serves the day-to-day needs, while the rear provides overflow space along with additional prep zones, appliances and a link to an indoor barbecue area. Thoughtful designs turns architectural beauty into a practical haven.


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Go Eclectic Consider mixing and matching geometric patterns with canisters and plateware to add on-trend interest.

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Start the Day right Designed by Marcel Wanders, Alessi’s egg cup comes complete with a stainless-steel spoon with a very practical hammer at the end of it.

Inspire with International taste Handcrafted from premium cast iron, the Balti dish features a flat base for use on the hob, and can also be used under the grill and in the oven. Ideal for the aromatic curry after which it is named.

a Lasting Look This gorgeous kitchen features TriStone 100% Acrylic Solid Surface benchtops in Milk Grotto. Made from acrylic resin and natural minerals, TriStone has a non-porous surface, making it hygienic, stain-resistant and easy to keep clean. The colours and patterns run all the way through the material, so damage is repairable. Seamless joins give you unlimited design options, providing flexibility in regards to size, shape and thickness. Discover premium quality benchtops, made to suit your style.

Design for Every Day The flo bone china dinnerware range features clean modern lines, with a strong and durable restaurantquality finish. Sold as individual pieces, it’s easy add to your collection.

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luxE living PrEsidEnt donald trumP’s First mansion Donald Trump was only 35 when he and Ivana purchased his starter mansion, a 2.3-hectare home on a peninsula in Greenwich, Connecticut, for USD$4 million. Originally built in 1939, for Robert Hillas, president of the Superheater Company in New York City, the 1837-square-metre Georgian Colonial main house and guest house have eight bedrooms, 13 baths, a three-storey rotunda foyer with double grand staircase, formal rooms and views of Long Island Sound. Also included is a home theatre, putting green, multiple terraces and patios, tennis courts and three fully-equipped staff apartments. Donald Trump’s former Connecticut mansion, with its major additions, 2.4 waterfront hectares and a private boat dock, could be yours for a mere USD$45 million.

KEEPing thE timE Rolex has been forever paving the way by creating timepieces that are not only beautiful but also supremely robust – they were creators of the first ever waterproof wristwatch in 1926. Now they are introducing the new Rolex’s Calibre 3255 that has reinventing timekeeping making it twice as precise as an official chronometer. The new Calibre also possesses a three-day power reserve, very rare in wrist watches. In layman’s terms, this means the clock will continue to keep its time from a Friday through a Monday, even if it’s not worn or wound.

dEsignEr Flooring We love the new collection of rugs by Ted Baker. Made in The Netherlands and crafted with wool and tencel blend, the abstract designs and artistic feel add a touch of style to any room, with rich tones bringing a welcome pop of colour. Now available at David Jones.

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LANDSCAPE SCULPTURE Anne Hudson speaks with sculptor Rebecca Rose.


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Brought up in rural Marlborough, Rebecca Rose lives and works in Titirangi, Auckland, and her work is represented throughout New Zealand and internationally. Rose began her career as a landscape designer, but subsequently studied sculpture, blending her knowledge and interest of the landscape with her new artistic path. Her talents are now securely within that field. Her first works were figurative, often made of concrete. Rose had an interest in the cycles of life and developed work based on the passing of her grandmother. Government House in Wellington bought part of her group, Gathering, an aptly named and placed work for this public space. More recently Rose has been working with metal, creating landscape sculpture, which resonates in meaning with the natural environment. She takes her inspiration from nature, be it a walk along the beach or through the forest. Rose feels a strong interconnection with all things in nature and mankind and seeks to express this in her work. Her work is not dark or full of hidden concepts but light, accessible in meaning and form, provoking interest and contemplation. Modern engineering technologies of software design and laser cutting have allowed artists scope to create larger metal pieces with seemingly intricate patterns with accuracy impossible by hand. More and more artists are using a collaboration of the computer and the laser cutter to produce complex forms in materials from paper to metal. Rose incorporates this technology in some of her work. She can create models of work to show a prospective client or to submit an idea for a show, such as the Bondi Sculpture by the Sea. INDUSTRIAL

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Repeated patterns found in natural forms or tessellated mathematical shapes are able to executed: branching tree designs, leaf growth can be cut in varying shapes and sizes. Rose is fascinated with the hidden meta-physics and mathematical patterns found in nature, repeated patterns found from the smallest cellular structure to the universe. Computer-aided designs can aid the production of these. The final piece, however, still requires skill and dexterity of additional forming and welding, but it does allow artists and craftsmen a new and exciting medium. The success of the work is in the design and resolution of the final piece. A fine example of this is Sea Whirl, a large circular disc hanging from a tree branch where the wind and light create an aesthetic dance. Part of Rose’s philosophy is a desire for interaction with her work. Her recent work Sea Anemone, bought for Cottesloe Beach, near Perth, Australia, is six metres in diameter. Sea Anemone demonstrates Rose’s versatility as an artist. The subject matter is relevant to the site, and the construction also takes the site into consideration. It is made of painted hand-pulled tubular steel, designed and engineered to withstand the rigours of a busy public beach. Rose particularly enjoys the sight of children playing on and around this playful work. Rebecca Rose wishes to spread love and joy through her work and does so through the careful design and execution of sophisticated pieces that grace both public and private domains. She has shown her work throughout New Zealand and nearby at Art in a Garden, Flaxmere, Hawarden.

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WHAT THe ARCHITeCT WAS THINKING – Maybe! Richard Dalman gives us the answers to last month’s quiz and a further insight into Christchurch architecture. Did you take up my challenge last month and test your observational skills of Christchurch’s architecture? The design of many buildings are inspired by their location, sense of purpose or clever ideas – let’s check how many answers you got right.

The award-winning building that features cut-out ceiling panels that create dappled light shadows is the ilex building in the Botanic Gardens.

The BreakFree Hotel on Cashel Street (formerly Hotel So) has louvres that are painted yellow on one side and orange on the other. This gives the impression of the building changing colour as you walk by. When you are front-on to the building the louvres are almost invisible!

What is Christchurch’s best new building? Top of my list is the Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral. And the best refurbished building, well, I vote for Mountfort’s Great Hall in the Arts Centre.

While the cardboard tubes appear to hold up the roof of the Transitional (Cardboard) The JB’s Discounter on the corner of Hills Cathedral, it is actually the LVL timber beams Road and Dudley Street has been designed as hidden within them that provide much of a “bag of lollies” – very appropriate for a dairy. the structure. Apparently, the thickness of the cardboard in the tubes available in New Knox Plaza in Victoria Street was conceived as Zealand was too thin, unlike other cardboard a ribbon that wraps around to form an internal tubes that the architect, Shigeru Ban, has used courtyard. I like how this looks like a small for similar post-disaster projects around the village of buildings and positively relates to world. Knox Church next door. It is the regional lounge at the Christchurch The louvres on the Young Hunter building International Airport that has been described in Victoria Street are fixed horizontally to as follows: “The folded form of the ceiling finds the north as that is better to shade the sun its origins in the Southern Alps which are a when it is high in the sky to the north, and the backdrop, the large timber truss represents the vertical louvres facing the street work better old timber trussed bridges found throughout when the sun is lower to the west. the South Island, and the organic forms of the café and bespoke seating are found along the I remember the late Paul Holmes and the coastline as the forest meets the ocean with architect of the Christchurch Casino, Bill kelp swaying at the ocean edge.” While this Gregory, discussing at the opening how the may sound like a bit of waffle, have a look next building had been designed as an erupting time you are in the space and see what you volcano – take a look at the entrance next think. time you visit!

I will write about both of these buildings another time. In the meantime, keep experiencing the buildings, both old and new, The 11 concrete fins on the new Salvation Army Building represent the Army’s 11 Articles and look out for the ideas behind them, and what makes them great or otherwise. of Faith.

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AlAn Booth SUCCESS Story Chief exeCutive offiCer – CAnterBury Aero CluB

What led to your career in aviation? I was often found at Ardmore airfield when I was a kid, hanging around the small planes. One day a pilot asked me if I wanted a ride, that was it. Since then I have always been around aviation in one way or another. Does your family share your love of flying? My wife loves flying, although it’s usually in an A380 on its way to Dubai. My son is planning to be a pilot and my daughters simply go along with my madness and make me feel like all my ideas are good ones, clever girls. What is the most common question someone asks before their first flight? It’s not what people ask but more often what they tell. That they never really thought they would find themselves taking the controls of a light plane, although always wanted to try, then it’s how long before they can fly by themselves and when can they take their friends and family for a flight. Can you recall your first lesson? My first lesson was at Fairoaks, just west of London in January 1988. I was asking those same questions, when can I fly myself, etc. Time does not take away the excitement and fear of that first solo flight, if time takes those memories from you, you are no longer a pilot. How do you define success? I am successful as long as I continue to start each day wanting to make something good happen and end each day with the people who rely on me – family, friends and work colleagues – looking forward to tomorrow so we can do the same thing again. There is no success that does not involve everyone you touch in your life feeling you have contributed to their success.

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MuLchiNg ArOuNd TrEES

Chris Walsh highlights how best to add mulch and why it’s important for tree health.


Even after everything we have been through, Christchurch is still ‘The Garden City’. Trees are very significant within our urban landscape. While many may think mulch just makes newly-planted trees look pretty, the reality is all trees benefit from an application of mulch. • Mulch insulates the soil, protecting the roots from extremes in temperature; • Mulch reduces soil moisture loss through evaporation and keeps the roots moist; • Mulch helps to control weed germination and growth; • Mulch reduces the damage to trunks from machinery (such as lawn mowers and line trimmers); • Mulch reduces soil compaction; • Mulch can improve your soil’s fertility. Applying mulch in an urban environment somewhat replicates that of a natural forest where the soil is covered with leaves and organic matter providing nutrition and an optimal environment for root growth and mineral uptake. For mulch to provide its many benefits, it does need to be applied correctly. Too much mulch can cause problems, so it is recommended to apply a layer 5-10cm deep. If the layer is too deep on wet soils, it


can lead to an excess of moisture around the roots, which in turn can lead to root rot. As a general rule, mulch should be applied out to the edge of the tree’s crown. This ensures the majority of the root system is covered. The layer of mulch should look like a doughnut with a cleared space around the trunk. Because mulch holds water, it cannot touch the base of the tree’s trunk as you then risk rotting the root crown. Avoid using mulch containing fresh grass clippings as it heats up while it decomposes and can affect the pH level of the soil, both of which are detrimental to the health of the tree. Mulch can be organic or inorganic. The inorganic mulches, such as stones and rubber, do not need to be replenished, but they do not benefit the tree nutritionally. Organic mulches, such as wood chip, bark nuggets and leaves, decompose and therefore do need to be replenished, but the decomposition process results in improved soil quality, fertility and weed suppression. Trees add so much to our landscape that it really is worth the investment to ensure their longevity. If a tree is properly maintained with a regular pruning and mulching regime, it will provide you and the community with benefits for generations.

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The real cost of Landscaping Designing and building the architecture of your landscape deserves the same planning as the architecture of your home. Most of us commence a building project or renovation with a clear idea of the budget available- the same approach is appropriate for landscaping. Good communication is key to completing any landscaping project successfully. Any idea of the range or budget you are prepared to spend on your landscaping should be communicated to your landscape architect from the outset. The same landscaping project can be designed and constructed in a multitude of ways, with different cost structures- which will ultimately result in different quality results. Some projects will last and some won’t. The concept of ‘quality’ landscaping is nebulous, many cheaper landscapers claim quality work- but what exactly does this mean? Ensuring landscaping is constructed to a high industry standard is far more quantifiable than subjective claims of ‘quality’ landscaping. Following correct industry practice will best ensure the longevity of your project. Attention to detail should be given to every aspect of the projecthardscaping such as decking should be constructed to a high finish including oiling or staining. Take care to ask how less readily visible aspects of the project will be managed, for example ensuring plantings are in soil well fertilised with organic matter and properly hydrated. Some landscapers whittle down costs through using less exacting techniques. Once the project is completed, and the invoice paid, many landscapers consider that the end of the association- even when problems arise due to poor workmanship. Check what the landscaper’s policy iswill they stand behind their work and resolve any flaws which arise post completion? • Wood prices fluctuate throughout the year. Many landscapers only buy as and when needed, meaning higher prices are passed on to clients. Purchasing wood supplies when prices are lower enables the saving to be passed on to clients. Check whether the wood supplies are ethically sourced. • Ensuring design and construction complies with the required health and safety standards, meets the appropriate building

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code and has necessary consents is vital. Some landscapers avoid consents altogether which may create a significant headache especially when it comes time to sell! Using a landscape architect who doesn’t cut corners legally and is comfortable navigating council processes will ultimately save time, money and stress.


• Construction undertaken by numerous subcontractors is less efficient and usually more costly. A company which can manage the entire project in house will ensure a seamless transition throughout the project to completion. • Pools are notoriously hard to accurately cost. An estimate of $40,000$80,000 generally won’t include the cost of installation or necessary landscaping such as fencing, paving and paths. • Often landscaping projects can damage parts of your property (eg lawns). Many landscapers won’t reinstate or repair consequential damage. Expending 10% of your property value will provide minimal landscapingbasic plantings, a lawn with batten edging and no hardscaping. 15% will provide a middle ground budget whereas 20% of the value of your property will result in notably high end landscaping which will accentuate your home and maximise your outdoor living potential. Use a design process which formulates a realistic build budget that works with your lifestyle and property. A collaborative and transparent approach with your landscape architect should avoid any nasty surprises. Good landscaping highlights the aesthetics of your home, improves street appeal and better utilises space for improved outdoor living. You will recoup landscaping costs when it comes time to sell- and in the mean time you can relax and enjoy your enhanced outdoor living! Call Goom Landscapes to discuss your landscaping project.

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fashion news

Prima Ballerina


Here is one for all the want-to-be ballerinas out there. The Australian Ballet has released an activewear range, and it’s not just for the studio. Designed for men and women, the range includes; tights, singlets, hoodies and sweatpants complete with cute ballet-themed slogans. We love the campaign that features dancers from The Australian Ballet including Dimity Azoury and Georgia Scott-Hunter.

Changing Times With new designer Raf Simons taking charge of Calvin Klein, changes are afoot. The New York-based brand has quietly unveiled a new logo via Instagram. Designed by English art director and graphic designer Peter Saville, this new logo looks promising. We are excited to see where else Simons will take the iconic brand over the coming months.

a model dieT Have you ever wondered what stunning couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen eat to stay in optimum shape? Their personal chef Allen Campbell has leaked a few of their diet secrets. Not surprisingly, 80 per cent of what they eat is vegetables (only organic), along with whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 per cent is lean meats. On the ‘no’ list is white sugar, white flour and MSG, caffeine, fungus, and dairy. They never cook with olive oil, only coconut oil, and only use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium, never iodised salt. For Tom, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and eggplants are all out because they’re not anti-inflammatory.

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claudia wears lawless dress in black by moochi $449.99. todd wears ben sherman shirt, $145, available at sergios.

INFATUATION dare to dream the day aWay With these neW season’s diVine trends. StyliSt Victoria tait PhotograPhy robyn Wilson, anyWhere i roam Model todd mcGreGor and claudia lloyd from Portfolio models hair francis kim, bliss hair salon MakeuP Patrice hammond, kssm location duX central


It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. – William Makepeace Thackeray claudia wears Graphic Playsuit by elliot from rare nova $165, available at the collective. todd wears sly Guild basic signature t-shirt in grey marle $59.99, available at stencil, and scotch and soda peacoat $595, in navy, available from sergios.

claudia wears adriano Goldschmied jeans in Vintage leatherette, $499, with day birger bubble black top, $499, both available from lynn Woods. todd wears white Poplin shirt, $249, available from Working style, with scotch and soda waistcoat, $296, and ralston Jeans, $285, both available at sergios. Watch model’s own, by daniel Wellington.

claudia wears serena top by hannah clear, $165, available at the collective. bracelet is stylist’s own. todd wears Vitale barberis canonico Wool blazer, $990, with white Poplin shirt, $249, both by Working style.

STYLE | junior


FlyINg HIgH This aeroplane bed is so very cool there must be a waiting list a mile long. Designed by Circu and inspired by Disney movie Planes, the Sky B Plane bed is a piece of furniture that will let your child’s aeronautical dreams take flight. If you feel your kid is born to fly, this airplaneshaped bed is a perfect addition to your little pilot’s bedroom.

get tHe lOOk Now your kids can be decked out like the Kardashian West children with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West launching their first children’s fashion line. The campaign the superstar couple recently sent via Snapchats to their fan base featured their three-year-old daughter North, modelling a yellow sequinned dress and matching yellow jacket. Apparently North has been very involved, picking out colours and fabrics.

tReNdINg Nautical themes are making their way from the international catwalks to our shores this autumn/winter season for your little ones. Classic stripes and deep navy will ensure they are the best-dressed kids in town. We love Armani Junior’s new range, available at David Jones.


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Ted Baker Asteer Porcelain Rose Placement Jumper $299

Ksubi Stranded Shirt Dress $215

Moochi Jett Jumpsuit $349

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Viktoria and Woods Academy Trench Military Coat from Superette $589

Annie Bing Embroidered City Kensington from Superette $130



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Right now we’re in trans-season – a made-up fashion word that refers to a selection of new styles that will help you “transition” from summer to autumn. in times gone by it was referred to as putting on a jumper and digging out some long-sleeve tops, but we’re always up for an excuse to hit the shops. so, if you’d rather buy some new key pieces here’s what to look for right now. Moochi Stevie Knit $249

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Sugar – What’s the Big Deal? Elly McGuinness takes a look at the sugar debate, and gives us some realistic advice.


Recipes and nutrition plans centred on sugar-free, low-sugar, or freefrom-refined-sugar meals and snacks can be found a plenty on the internet, and in modern cookbooks. Why move aWay fRom the sWeet stuff? a diet high in sugar can: • lead to accelerated tooth decay. • Be highly addictive, leading your brain and body to want more. • Cause insulin spikes and troughs which, over time, challenge the body’s ability to use insulin effectively and increases the risk of type ii diabetes. • Cause energy peaks and troughs rather than steady energy throughout the day. • lead to excess storage of body fat. sugar that is required for energy is burned off. after that, the liver and muscles store some. anything remaining after this is stored as fat. But don’t I need some? all carbohydrate foods will eventually be broken down into sugar inside the body. this includes foods like fruit, vegetables, grains and legumes. so, if you are eating a balanced diet your body and brain will be getting plenty of it. it will also be in a more sustaining form, allowing a gradual release of energy throughout the day, rather than the energy spikes and troughs experienced with high-sugar foods. aRe less RefIned optIons BetteR? Cane sugar, whether it be white or ‘raw’, and even more so ‘high fructose corn syrup’ (HFCS) are the most refined forms of sugar that can have the largest negative impact on the body. this is because, in

the refining process, the nutrients have been removed making the end product a very unnatural thing for the body to deal with. Unrefined alternatives include honey, fresh dates and pure maple syrup. these will provide nutrition for the body and will not impact it in the same way that sugar will. For example, honey has a lower glycaemic index than sugar, meaning it will release sugar into the body more slowly. Unrefined alternatives can still result in insulin spikes and are best consumed alongside other foods that are primarily fat and/or protein based. Beware of any sugar alternatives on offer, whether they are natural sweeteners such as stevia, or claiming to be ‘less refined’, such as brown rice syrup. Reliance on or craving for any form of sweetener (even unrefined ones) is a signal to your body that there’s something missing in your overall nutrition picture. Practical tips to help you reduce your sugar intake: • Avoid processed juices and fizzy drinks. Instead, have a couple of serves of fresh fruit and/or berries which will provide you with a sweet fix along with fibre and nutrients. Add squeezed lemon or herbs, such as mint, to fresh water for flavour. • Significantly reduce packaged and highly processed foods, which often contain hidden sugars. if you must eat something from a packet, check for added sugars – anything ending in ‘ose’ (lactose, glucose, dextrose, sucrose…), and hFCs. • Dressings and sauces are usually high in sugar. Make your own, so you know what’s going into them. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil can make a simple, tasty salad dressing • select baking recipes with sugar substitutes such as dates, pure maple syrup (not the stuff with sugar added!) or honey. also ensure there are protein/fat based foods in the recipes, such as nuts or seeds. this will lower the glycaemic index of the food and slow down the release of sugar into your body.


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Clemency Alice takes us through some of the top sleep masks on the market.

Face masks are an essential, yet often neglected part of our skin regime. They provide a wealth of benefits and are super enhancing to the skin. There is something so luxurious, and ritualistic about face masks. From the rich, creamy textures and delicate scents to the skinboosting marine and plant actives. A mask that targets skin while you sleep is even more beneficial to the optimisation of skin health. What is it that makes a sleep mask a coveted skincare essential? While you’re in your deepest sleep that’s when your skin regenerates. Research has confirmed that your skin’s much more receptive to absorbing skin actives and nutrients you have applied before going to bed. If you are having a ‘tired-skin’ day or wanting to awaken to a fresh, radiant complexion, then here’s a luxurious collection of overnight face masks that will work their magic while you sleep.

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HAWKE’S BAY Victoria Tait takes a weekend away in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

On the central-eastern coast of the North Island, Hawke’s Bay is a genteel farming and vineyard region that covers an enormous valley flanked by two tumbling rivers. Since the 1970s, due to its fertile soil, the region has become home to a growing number of excellent wineries. It makes the perfect weekend getaway from Christchurch. With so much on offer, I’ve selected some of my must-do activities. Cape Kidnappers There is more to this lodge and golf course than just pure luxury. The experience starts as you enter through the gates to the 2428-hectare property and take a drive through the sheep and cattle station, native bush and cavernous gorges and gullies. The winding road and stunning scenery has been said to bring a tear to the eye of even the toughest of men. This possibly has something to do with the fact there is one of the world’s most prestigious golf courses at the top. Before you reach this, however, you’ll notice signs not seen on everyday roads: “mind the kiwis” – that is not us, but the actual flightless bird. American philanthropist and multi-millionaire owner Julian Robertson has spent a fortune protecting New Zealand wildlife and built a bird sanctuary on the property, complete with a large predator-proof fence that sinks a metre and a half into the ground.

Wine Tours and Tasting Hawke’s Bay has many of the country’s most renowned wineries, many with exquisite restaurants to match. Craggy Range, named Best New World Winery 2014, is situated at the base of Te Mata Peak and surrounded by views of the rugged cliff face. The famous Terroir Restaurant is reminiscent of the French countryside, with a view of the rambling hills and vineyard. Black Barn, a small, exclusive vineyard situated on the Te Mata hills, faces north. Best known for its premium Bordeaux-style red varieties, such as merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet fran, as well as a fabulous farmers’ market, cheese shop and gourmet gift store. It’s certainly on the must-visit list. Te Mata Estate was established in 1896 and is one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries. They produce some of the country’s top quality reds. They don’t have a restaurant, but a visit to their cellar door is a must. Elephant Hill was designed by Queenstown-based architect John Blair in 2008. The winery’s distinguishing feature is the exterior cladding in natural green pre-patinated copper. The design was inspired by the Pacific Ocean. The stunning outdoor restaurant overlooks the vines with the coast beyond.

Te Mata Peak One of the most loved attractions by locals and tourist alike, the famous peak stands at 399 metres above sea level at the western boundary of the bountiful Heretaunga Plains. The panoramic views are breathtaking in all directions. On a clear day you can see as far as Mt Ruapehu. The peak lies on the edge of the dramatically uplifted limestone hill country, cut through by the Tukituki River.

Insider Tips If you are staying with someone ‘in the know’, head to the Hawke’s Bay Club. Take a step back in time – where women are only allowed in the front parlour – and enjoy genteel provincial New Zealand at its best. Mister D Dining is a rock ‘n’ roll style diner where the emphasis is on fresh and local produce. The salmon is to die for, as is the pulled pork, with white polenta, apple and fennel salad, and pollen salt.



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Mosaic by Simo Eating, in Morocco, is never done alone or in a rush. It is essentially a pleasure to be shared. Time is required to connect with family or friends, and to enjoy conversations. So, take time to share the pleasure of eating at Mosaic by Simo, Christchurch’s only authentic Moroccan deli and restaurant. dETAIlS 300 lincoln Road, Addington 03 338 2882

Hackthorne Gardens Standing majestically on the northern slope of the Port Hills, Hackthorne Gardens offers bespoke dining and boutique accommodation. The extensively-refurbished house supports a natural heritage belonging to the 1930s, complemented by landscaped gardens contoured by local Halswell stone. The menu consists of authentic Chinese cuisine and

modern New Zealand dishes. Enjoy it all with a glass of wine, while soaking up the expansive, ever-changing vista. dETAIlS 141 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere 03 332 9816

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Walking through the front doors you’ll be met by a small, but purposeful workshop. It has plenty of character created by its quirky space and wood-clad walls, while bar stools and a couch set the scene for casual conversation. The workshop serves an obsession for quality and organisation, boasting a place for everything and everything in its place. Having more specialist tools than your usual bike shop, the owner Rufus is able to tackle all jobs, from a simple broken spoke, to a fork service right up to a custom bicycle frame built from scratch. The workshop prides itself on being open to anyone, whether you want to borrow their pump or have your bike completely rebuilt.

Capturing the glamour of Hollywood past, Academy Gold Cinema is a wonderful setting in which to capture pure movie magic. Its retro charm is heightened by top-of-the-line sound and generous comfort. The three-screen complex offers quality hand-picked films with free parking, fine wine and knowledgeable staff.

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Experience the warmth-without-weight feeling that luxurious New Zealandmade mohair and alpaca throws provide. Snuggle up in the new alpaca scarf range, keep warm with possum/ merino ponchos, or treat your feet to the famous lifeSocks. Fall in love with locally-made natural fibres.

Experience an authentic boutique butchery. Ancient butchering skills and slow-aging processes produce topquality cuts of meat – all from happy, healthy, free-to-roam animals. The must-try list including award-winning bacon, and sausages made using natural ingredients, but boasting some of the most interesting flavours.

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The Pedal Pusher A nod to Christchurch’s history as a cycling haven from yesterday through to today, The Pedal Pusher has established itself as place to escape the rat race on any day of the week. Pop in for drink and a snack, or a substantial dinner, and allow the wheels to stop spinning at this vibrant, funky gastro pub. dETAIlS 284-286 lincoln Road, Addington 03 335 0095

Not only a destination for flowers, this is a place to discover the perfect gift to celebrate someone special. This lovely store in Cracroft is brimming with ideas – from options for animal lovers through to cushions. The only thing you will struggle with is leaving without something for yourself, too!

Whether you are looking to dress up your house or buy a gift, there is plenty on offer at this cute little corner shop. Brimming with Kandle Co melts and candles, there are many more gorgeous creations from local artisans all hand-picked by the owner. Sue strives to keep her shelves filled with fresh and inspiring products, from hanging plant holders and table-top ceramics through to jewellery and scarves. Once you have discovered this gem, you will find excuses to revisit. dETAIlS 127 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere 03 332 1331

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Military influences continue to march right alongside menswear, with shades of army green including olive to light khaki. This season we will see the colour spectrum widen further, with hues like bottle green and jade proving green is A/W17’s key colour. To style use green as your base colour like you would black, it will work with almost anything, Even mixing different shades of earthly greens is currently high on trend.

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Ross Kiddie discovers Lexus’ sport coupe, the rC200t, punches above its weight.

It was only a matter of time before the new 2-litre turbocharged engine stretched across more Lexus product. Last year the four-cylinder unit first arrived in the Lexus NX sport utility vehicle, it then found its way into the IS sedan, and it is an option in the RC, a two-door sport coupe and, as you would guess, it is badged RC200t. I’ve long been an RC series fan. The 350 with its 3.5-litre V6 engine is a stunner, delivering vivid performance and fitting in well with the concept of manageable power and reasonable economy. The same could be said of the new 200t, it has stunning economy (7.3l/100km or 39mpg) and its 180kW (5800rpm) is more than adequate for the RC’s concept. Sure, it gives way 53kW to the 350, but that is negligible, it’s not often you can exploit an engine’s true potential, and the RC200t delivers honest power and still imparts the fun factor. Lexus also rates the twin-camshaft, 16-valve unit with 350Nm of torque, and if you take into account the areas where maximum torque is produced – 1650rpm to 4400rpm respectively – it has a solid flow of energy across the rev band. There’s a global trend towards smaller-capacity turbocharged engines and Lexus’ entry is a true gem. It is smooth, silent and very flexible. It works through an eight-speed automatic transmission unimpeded; the latter provides a seamless ratio spread and changes which are almost undetectable, bar the needle shift on the tachometer. In true sports car fashion, the RC200t drives through the rear wheels, which is pretty much as Lexus hallmark, and it offers an involving driving experience. There is something about rear-wheeldrive which contributes to a pure handling feel, encouraging driver input. You also get a deliberate feel of control from the rear with the fully independent multiple links controlling suspension movement and keeping the wheels in constant contact with the ground, that on top of the most amazing feedback from the front.

While it is like steering on velvet, there is definite feel which encourages quick turn-in. It is forceful yet delicate in the same movement. I took the test car on the gorgeous road to Lake Coleridge Village. It has a mixture of corners, fast and slow, which really tests chassis control. The RC200t served to prove it is a true touring car. It sits low at just 1395mm; consequently, there is a low centre of gravity, so body movement is well contained. The spring and damper rates are a mix of what is needed to control balance and allow for freedom and absorption for comfort. When powering out of a corner, there is just enough power to test grip at the rear. In saying that there is plenty of grip on offer through sticky Bridgestone Potenza sport specification tyres (265/35 x 19in), and with the traction control settings there is little to suggest the RC200t would oversteer, although that could be manufactured by disengaging the TCS. I don’t do that in any car, and

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the RC200t can still be an engaging drive without making it tail happy. It is also a car that uses different size tyres front to rear. The combination of grip and control, along with the involving nature of the steering has an end result of desire; the 200t is a driver’s car of true genius. It looks the part, too. The edgy, coupe-type styling is eye-catching and suggests definite sporty appeal. Inside, there is the sporty/luxury combination which Lexus does so well; it is well specified with all of the Lexus trim detail that makes the brand so appealing. In terms of figures, the Lexus RC200t delivers the goods. It can cut out a standstill to 120km/h time of 7.5sec and lunge through a highway overtake in around 5sec (80km/h to 120km/h). According to its comprehensive onboard fuel usage readout, it will also sip fuel instantaneously at the rate of 6l/100km (47mpg) at 100km/h, the engine very unstressed at 1600rpm. Lexus also claims a 230km/h top speed, if laws allowed. All in all the 200t has respectable all-round performance. It also sits well at $102,900 for the F Sport model as tested. This represents a $23,100 saving over its V6 stablemate, and by my reckoning makes it a very desirable purchase. I’m quite smitten with Lexus product, there’s just enough sporty appeal and, of course, as a luxury brand there is no skimping on detail. The RC200t is beautifully built and feels fabulous to be in as a driver, and as a passenger, too, for that matter. Sure, the rear is a little tight to access, but, once seated there, two occupants can be made comfortable. For me, I see the 200t as a driver’s car and one that excels in all situations. I’d expect nothing less from Lexus as a brand. Also, I simply can’t wait to drive more vehicles across the Toyota/Lexus line-up with the fabulous turbocharged four-potter.


the speCs priCe: Lexus RC200t, $102,900 Dimensions: Length, 4695mm; width, 1840mm; height, 1395mm ConFiguration: Four-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive, 1998cc, 180kW, 350Nm, eight-speed automatic. perFormanCe: 0-100km/h, 7.5sec FueL usage: 7.3l/100km


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FooD news Adele’s No-FAil spoNge CAke Annabelle White shares a delicious recipe.

Television and radio cooking personality, Annabelle White believes in keeping food simple and easy. The author of 11 books knows how to add a sense of fun to her presentation style, too. iNgRedieNTs 4 large eggs, at room temperature 6 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp water 4 heaped Tbsp cornflour 1 Tbsp plain flour 1 heaped tsp baking powder Cream, peaches and passionfruit, for topping or filling Icing sugar MeTHod Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the base of a 23cm springform cake tin with baking paper. Grease sides of tin well or spray with baking spray. In an electric mixer, beat egg whites. In a pot, place sugar and water and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and add to egg whites. It will puff up beautifully. Add egg yolks. Blend through gently – do not over-mix. Sift cornflour, flour and baking powder then fold gently through egg-white mixture. Bake sponge for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven then pick up the sponge in the tin and drop it from a height of 30cm. Not upside down! Once cool, remove from the tin and cut sponge in half, and smear base with whipped cream then top with drained peaches and passionfruit syrup. Place other sponge half on top and dust with icing sugar. Note: Adele likes to mix the peaches and passionfruit into the whipped cream and uses that mix to sandwich the sponges together.

A caller from Gisborne said she had been making this great sponge for years and years and it worked – thank you, Adele. If you have ever had problems with sponge making in the past, this is for you! – Annabelle White

– Annabelle White will be a guest chef at The Food Show, April 7-9.

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VALLEY Vanessa Ortynsky experiences the Valley Inn Tavern’s well-cooked Kiwi dishes. PHOTOGRAPHY CharlIe JaCKson

Valley Inn Tavern is situated on a leafy corner in Heathcote Valley. Surrounded by hills, the iconic establishment was rebuilt following the 2010 earthquakes. The triangular building now stands prominently on the winding village streets. The tavern is especially attractive on a sunny summer’s day when locals spill onto the outdoor courtyard. Valley Inn is the perfect spot to share an alfresco beverage or a hearty meal with friends. The spacious yet secluded courtyard features large, established peppercorn trees that provide ample shade from the sun. Twisting and turning, the family trees act as living playgrounds with knotted ropes that kids actively climb while their parents socialise. The tavern itself is reminiscent of an elegant British heritage establishment, complete with friendly Kiwi service. We started off our leisurely meal with bacon-covered scallops, which were both light and juicy. A delicious mix of sweet and creamy, the colourful dish was served on top of crispy potato gratin and sautéed spinach. Next up, we tucked into fresh Akaroa salmon. Drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette, the main dish pairs nicely with grilled broccoli, kumara, tomatoes and onions. Having visited on Tuesday night, which was coincidentally Steak Night, we also sampled the rib-eye steak served with sunny-side-up eggs and chips. The delicious cut of steak was cooked to perfection. Valley Inn is all about good honest food cooked well. The neighbourhood tavern is laidback, appealing to families, older couples and twenty-somethings alike. Drawing in an eclectic mix of patrons, the garden bar and restaurant plays host to weekly events. Be sure to stop by the next time you’re in the neighbourhood or make a point of visiting if you’re craving classic Kiwi dishes. You won’t regret a trip to Valley Inn Tavern, a community hub that exudes both comfort and familiarity. With birds chirping to the sound of lively conversation, you’ll find that the hours quickly slip away.

Valley Inn Tavern • 2 Flavell Street • Heathcote Valley • 03 384 1124 Open 7 days, 10am-11pm •



Three foods that have been proven to beat the bloat. Globe artichokes – Proven to aid in detoxification and stimulate bile production, globe artichokes are a beat-the-bloat superfood. Watermelon – All fruit is hailed as the ultimate cure when it comes to controlling the bloat. Watermelon, however, is not only packed with antioxidants that stop the ageing process, but it's also a natural diuretic that will help to cure any water retention. Miso – The benefits of miso are boundless. It is great for our digestive health due to been a natural source of friendly bacteria, which plays many vital roles in gut health.

Valley Inn TaVern 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. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN A RELAXED OUTDOOR SETTING 2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch Ph 384 1124 Open daily from 10am - 11pm Follow us on Facebook

TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, filled with mountains of food and lakes of beverages, sits an astounding restaurant with irresistible and fine tasting food, accompanied by an unmatched atmosphere. Super Rugby live on the bar’s screens, live music. Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue, Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378

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! Check out our Weds/Thurs ‘Feed a Family for $50' dinner special (pictured)! Open 7 Days 9am - 1am Cnr New Brighton Road & Bower Avenue, New Brighton. Phone: 03 388 3649

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




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Japanese Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Empire Bar & Izakaya is dark and cavernous with nods to Japanese refinement. Enjoy dining from our Yakitori menu and the theatrics from the grill. Or share a few dishes with friends - Izakaya style.

Located in the Cashmere Club, the Riverview Restaurant offers quality, affordable a la carte dining, 7 days a week. Specialists in events and special occasions. No function too big or too small. Private functions room available. Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio.

$5 Harris Beef Sausages, Mash & Hunters Sauce* Available daily for dinner for a limited time! PROUDLY SUPPORTING NORTH CANTERBURY BUSINESS

Open Wednesday to Saturday 5pm - late. (Closed Sunday - Tuesday) 172 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 260 2606

Open 7 days from 11.30am Fully Licensed. 50 Colombo Street, Chrsitchurch Phone: 03 332 0092 Members, guests & affiliates welcome

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

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

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

*Terms and conditions apply. Images may differ from actual offer. R20 venue.

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


World Famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pies

PIERVIEW RESTAURANT Located upstairs in the New Brighton Club, the Pierview Restaurant offers a stunning panoramic view of the Pegasus coastline and New Brighton Pier. Irresistible a la carte menu, excellent specials and now open for Brunch on Sundays from 10.30am. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5.30pm and Sunday Brunch from 10.30am. 202 Marine Parade, New Brighton Phone 03 388 8210

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

Mrs Denton’s

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We are proud to be a stockist of the world famous Lieber Pies from Fairlie Bakehouse. TRY OUR scrumptious soups, salads, scrolls and strudel 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

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, new members welcome.

RACECOURSE HOTEL & MOTOR LODGE 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

AlvArAdo’s MexicAn cAntinA Come and try our TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD... Alvarados is the essential destination for experiencing true Mexican cuisine. Open daily from 11.00am. 77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch Ph 03 374 4149 Follow us on Twitter @Alvaradoschch


THAI CHEF’S RESTAURANT The Group of Thai Chef’s Restaurants has been privileged to receive the most prestige ‘Thai Select PREMIUM’ by the Prime Minister of Thailand in 2013 for its authenticity and quality of Thai cuisine. 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


Magnitude Cafe & RoasteRy 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. Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm Unit 2, 314 Tuam St Phone 366 3051


Extensive selection of dishes ranging local favourites through to International and Asian cuisine. Also famous for delicious desserts. Definitely something to satisfy any taste.

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).

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

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

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

IndIan Sumner CBd Succulent Tandori Prawns , Mango Chicken and naan bread. A snippet of the delicious fare on offer at Indian Sumner. With no added sugar, just delicious flavours the menu has something to cater for all tastes. Indian food just the way you like it. Open daily, lunch 11.30am to 2pm, dining 5pm to late. 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



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wood-panelled deli counter delivers old world charm and an extensive array of NZ and imported cheeses. Fine foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic pallet shelving along with tempting treats for gluten, dairy and sugar-free devotees. Try the awesome Atomic coffee or trademark turmeric latte. Gift hampers and vouchers available. Open 7 days.

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Visit the Silver Dollar Bar and Restaurant to experience a selection of cold beers and great food. The menu includes a variety of dishes, both affordable satisfying meals as well as special dishes... Relax, either in the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or sunny courtyard. Large selection of beers, extensive wine list and barista made coffee.

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 R e s t a u r a n t & B a r 12pm to Last seating around 8pm

Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm Weekend Brunch coming soon. Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston

780 Old Tai Tapu Road P: 03 329 6819

Milanese A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn... Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret no longer. The Milanese fully licenced Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an exceptional place to dine when you want a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara, Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine In or Takeaway. Licensed/BYO wine only. Private Functions available. Cnr Springs & Marshs Road 407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652 (entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

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street This Tuam Street establishment is home to high strength coffee and high quality service. WORdS KaTe Preece PHotoGRAPHy charlie JacKSon

Post-quake Christchurch has forced a new type of eatery to take centre stage in our culinary landscape. we’ve learnt to cross town for a good coffee and to align with local businesses that provide what we want – a warm, welcoming environment that offers style, service, and some sort of connection. open since June 2016, Magnitude Café and Roastery delivers on all counts. with a décor of warm wood and colour accents via on-trend lighting fixtures and Scandi chairs, it is the coffee-roasting machine that will make its mark as you enter. Each week, in the early hours, the monster roars into life, creating a range of blends to be sold as beans or ground coffee. the house blend served by the café is ‘French’, a dark roast described as having a full, strong flavour and a punch of medium citrus acidity. I was eager to sample the goods. Upon ordering, I was pleasantly surprised to be asked when we would like our cappuccino and half-strength latte to arrive: “Straight away, or with breakfast?” A question often missed, yet so appreciated. to eat it was Eggs Florentine ($14.50) that won me over, especially with its choice of rosti: kumara; potato and herb; or mozzarella and bacon. Upon recommendation, I opted for the latter, while my partner-in-dining-crime was encouraged to choose waffles, with berries and yoghurt ($12.50). our fellow café-mates were treated equally as well. Regular patrons were recognised not only by name, but by cabinet food or protein shake order. (I’m told they’re just as friendly towards children, with the highchairs, kids’ table and colouring supplies backing this up.) I believe you don’t know what you’re missing until you are served a decent cup of coffee. Like a good glass of wine, I was able to sip and enjoy every mouthful of mine. My tablemate was much the same, appreciative of her single-shot drink still delivering that pick-me-up punch. It’s encouraging to be told another grinder will soon grace the café counter, as I would be keen to try others in the seven-strong coffee range produced on site. The waffles hit the spot and the eggs were on the money. Jealous glances from beside me were confirmed when my dining date said, “I’d come back just to try the rosti!” Portion size was just right, too. there are plugs under the tables for laptops, large tables to accommodate meetings, and free fluffies for the next generation of coffee lovers. you can host an event here after hours or simply drop in to buy a bag of coffee. the cabinet is ever-evolving and even the breakfast menu is incredibly customisable. For once, it’s all about you. with a logo that incorporates the Christchurch skyline, a faultline and a coffee bean, perhaps it isn’t surprising this café resonates so well with a Cantab looking for more than just incredibly good coffee.

Magnitude Café and Roastery • Unit 2/314 Tuam Street 03 366 3051 • Open Monday to Friday, 7am-4pm


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Nick Lee, 4pm; Uptown Shakedown, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Jackie Bristow with support Katie Thompson, tickets $15+bf @eventfinda, 8.30pm Blue Smoke St Patrick’s Day with Flat City Brotherhood, 10pm Carlton DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa Publica Franchise, 7pm; Smooth Talk, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Emerson, 5pm; Nacoa, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Vlad, 10pm Empire St Patrick’s Day feat. Willie McArthur; Shameless Few; DnD Band; Irish Dancers, open from 10am Sullivans Irish Pub Topia, 9.15pm The Cuban Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

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SAT 25 DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Spinal & 10a, 9pm Baretta D’Sendantz, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica Acoustic Solution, 7pm; Franchise, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Lindon Puffin, 2pm; Che Law, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Phase, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Topia, 8.30pm The Cuban

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SUN 26 Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. Rae Santos, free, 4pm Blue Smoke Quiz, 4pm Carlton Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica Lonesome Sue, 5.30pm Christchurch Casino Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Live DJ Masta K, 10pm Empire

MON 27 Willie McArthur, 5pm Carlton

TUE 28 Open Mic, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

WED 29 D’Sendantz, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

THU 30 Headrush, 9pm Carlton DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm Empire Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

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FRI 31

Brendan Gregg, 4pm; Antony Pickard, 7.30pm; DJ Phase, 10.30pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10pm Carlton DJ Dale, 9pm Casa Publica Rockabella, 7pm; Acoustic Solution, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino Emerson, 5pm; Churp, 9.30pm Dux Live DJ Home, 10pm Empire Topia, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Manu Francois, 8pm The Cuban Vague-As Bros, 9pm Trevinos

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Table Manners Manners Table An update on what not to do at a dinner party. WoRds VICTORIA TAIT

STYLE | etiquette

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In this modern age, there are many table manners that are, quite simply, out of date. for example, the concept a woman must never finish her entire meal, but leave half of it on the plate. Perhaps a good diet tip, but it’s now offensive to your host to do so. Today, we are faced with the issues of smartphone manners, which alone could fill an entire book. The simple answer is to pick your moments: your dinner guest might not appreciate selfies, and your new boss less appreciative of food photography for Instagram, especially over a business lunch. There are, though, some manners that have and will not change. To ensure you’re not offending anyone we suggest taking a look at our list.

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Let’s start by keeping it simple. Napkins belong on the lap. The back should be straight without rigidity; unless you are sitting next to someone, you really detest. About elbows, the only place they should be anchored to is the ribs. never on the table, but always down near the sides. use your soup spoon in a motion away from the table edge and leave the spoon in the soup plate when done. The little finger should never be crooked. Food should be kept in the centre of the plate away from the flat rim; this is also common sense to avoid unseemly accidents. You should only cut one thing at a time, and refrain from layering food on to your fork. Two bites should never be taken from the same forkful; if you are doing this, we suggest you re-read this article at least 10 times a day. About where to leave utensils mid-meal (see diagram) And after a meal (see diagram) The mouth should be wiped before drinking to keep the edge of the glass attractively clean. And please hold your wine glass by the stem rather than clutched it in your hand like a baboon. Always break bread into pieces before buttering. Salad should not be cut with a knife, nor shoved in one’s mouth. We’ll leave the complications of this one with you to figure out. never dip one’s utensil into a condiment or re-dip in to anything. Any food served by your guest that is already portioned should never be refused. Fingers should never be used to push food onto the fork – yes we know it’s obvious but still must be said.


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 March 31.

Lost and Found A tiny solution for a big problem. We all know the frustration with losing small items like keys, wallets or your phone. Tile is a tiny piece of amazing technology that will transform the way you look for items. Simply attach it to any prized possession, download the app and be content in knowing you can locate it anywhere, any time. We have one tile, valued at $49.99, to give away.

hit snooZe on the VisibLe signs oF ageing The Olay Regenerist Overnight Miracle Regime is a three-part system, formulated to work with your skin’s daily repair rhythm. The Olay Overnight Miracle regimen combines the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence (RRP $39.99) with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (RRP $48.99) and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream (RRP $48.99) and we have TWO full regime packs (total value $137.97 each) to give away to our lucky readers.

a new ZeaLand touch

styLish technoLogy Smaak is the new stylish phone case that gives you the power to charge your phone on the go. The portable power banks come with a lithium-ion battery with a single 5V/1AMP USB output. Packed with safety and reliability features including surge protection, over-heat protection, over-charge protection and short circuit protection. It also includes a flat micro USB 2.0 cable to keep your power bank charged while you’re out. We have one pack to give away to a lucky reader.

Bottled in a refined Frenchdecanter-style bottle with unique glass stopper, Spiritual is an award-winning New Zealand vodka four times distilled from the finest grain. It is gently blended with New Zealand artesian water and lightly enhanced with manuka honey, giving it a traditional Kiwi touch without compromising on pure taste and an exceptionally smooth finish. Please drink responsibly. We have two bottles to give away to two lucky R18 readers.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: DR LIBBY: Elizabeth Francis; WALK ON: Shaari Therese, Carol Tait, Robert Hood, Hayley Walker, Rob Fenton, Elizabeth Brown, Gayle Johnston, Winsome Bryce, Graeme Marr, Paula Lloyd; NESPRESSO: Stephanie Gardner, RICHIE MCCAW: Dale Taylor *Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person. You may enter all giveaways. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following month’s edition. By registering their details, entrants give permission for Star Media to send further correspondence, which they can opt out of at any stage.


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