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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 Five Minutes with Gussie Cohen and Lucy Tothill Co-founders Of Educating Girls Globally REPORT An Imperial Easter Egg Hunt HOUSE FEATURE A Striking New Build In The Heart Of The City LUXE LIVING MOOD BOARD LIVING Mod Cons And Home Technology ARTS Landscapes By Simon Edwards REBUILD LANDSCAPING FASHION NEWS FASHION TRENDS Whatever The Weather JUNIOR WELLBEING Bounce Back From An Easter Binge BEAUTY TRAVEL Arrowtown In Autumn MENS MOTORING The New BMW Hybrid 7-Series FOOD NEWS SEE BE SEEN ETIQUETTE The Rules You Might Be Breaking WIN



A Fabergé enamel and two-colour gold egg bonbonniere. Read about the illustrious history of Fabergé Eggs on page 18. PHOTO Getty Images



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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 Andrea Hill, Anne Hudson, Charlie Jackson, Christine de Felice, Craig Wilson,

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

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

The clocks have been wound back and the darker, cooler and sometimes slightly gloomier days have set in. Just as well we have the Easter break to look forward to! With this in mind, our April issue of Style is an Easter celebration, and what better way to start than with a report on the Fabergé eggs from Russia. The Russian revolution and the mystery behind the missing Fabergé eggs has always intrigued me, so I enjoyed every moment of research on this topic. We provide something to inspire you with an interview on page 14 with ex-St Margaret’s students Gussie Cohen and Lucy Tothill. Their story of determination and forward-thinking in founding the Educating Girls Globally (E.G.G.) programme to support those in developing countries will leave you feeling proud to be a Cantabrian. In our living section, we look at mod cons that can make life that little bit easier, as well as add wow factor to any room. Our mood board, on the page 30, takes on the essence of autumn hues and will help you dive right into the season. Remember that Easter doesn’t need to be a total sugar fest. Our Junior page offers inspiration for some adorable non-edible Easter treats. If, despite your own best intentions, it all turns to custard, wellness coach Elly McGuinness has some fast-track tips on how to recover, should a chocolate binge occur. Launching into the new fashion season, we also bring you the first issue of Style Fashion Autumn/Winter. The fashion on these pages makes it impossible to feel gloomy as winter nears, as there are so many gorgeous garments hitting the racks. A personal favourite of mine are the rich caramel tones, so divine they are sure to lift any winter blues. Happy Easter and enjoy this issue of Style. Enjoy this issue of Style Victoria Tait EDITOR Instagram: Style_Christchurch

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inside word FIND. Always wanted a personal trainer at the click of a finger? New gym 9Round makes it possible to work out whenever you want, under the guidance of a personal trainer, every time. The concept is a 30-minute kickboxing fitness class, the difference is a new circuit starts every three minutes. Get your hit at 209 Madras Street. Mike Pero has opened a classic Japanese motorcycle gallery, said to be New Zealand’s first permanent public display of classic Japanese motorcycles. The Mike Pero’s Motorcycle Gallery (1 Hawthornden Rd, Avonhead) displays more than 60 motorcycles from the 70s, 80s and 90s – loaned from owners and collectors nationwide. Gallery 125 is a pop-up gallery that has recently opened in Merivale. Located at 125 Aikmans Road, the contemporary art gallery is the first of its kind in Merivale and is a partnership between Heather and Neville Brown and SCAPE Public Art. We are thrilled to see Merivale become part of the public arts scene.

SPEND. There’s a new skin treatment range on the market, and it’s made here in New Zealand. Following extensive research on cell death and renewal in plants (apoptosis), globally-renowned cellular scientist Dr Iona Weir has paired her findings with natural New Zealand ingredients to create Atopis (www.atopis. com). The clever anti-aging, acne and itchy skin products are designed to ‘convince’ the human body’s immune system to repair the affected area. A pair of young New Zealand mums are behind the launch of the inbetweenie™, a unique range of fully enclosed infant sleeping bags designed for babies who don’t like being swaddled. The range is crafted from 100% feather-fine cotton – a natural, breathable and antibacterial material, which helps to prevent the risk of overheating when sleeping. Available at www. Distinguished stationery designer Mont Blanc has launched a new range of coloured accessories. The normally monochrome design has been replaced with deep orange and purple hues.

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INDULGE. For all things hoppy, check out The Beer Library at The Colombo. The family-run bottle shop offers an impressive selection of more than 300 varieties of craft beer – not to mention spirits, wine and cider. They are sure to have what you are looking for, as well as many more options to please the taste buds. Hackthorne Gardens Luxury Accommodation is now able to host guests for dinner in this exquisite location. From a sample luncheon, which included a dish of peking duck, foie gras bao bun, fresh shitake mushrooms, edamame beans, and sour plum sauce, we’re expecting great things at 141 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere.

EXPERIENCE. Cathay Pacific will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time and complementing the airline’s existing service to Auckland. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times per week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. We are excited about the launch of Montrose Estate, a new luxury alpine retreat on the Rakaia River at the foot of the Southern Alps. Montrose is comprised of three luxury self-contained homes, situated in a private valley of 260 hectares. Right beside a fivehectare spring-fed lake, there’s two kilometres of Rakaia River frontage to admire. The estate is one hour’s drive from the city – or a short helicopter journey from Christchurch International Airport.

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Christine de Felice speaks with Gussie Cohen and Lucy Tothill, two women focused on helping others learn. Two former Christchurch school students have co-founded an international network called Educating Girls Globally (E.G.G.). Through this, they reach out to schools around the world, asking them to fundraise for projects aimed at improving the educational standards and opportunities for girls in the developing world. Christine asks what set Gussie Cohen and Lucy Tothill on this path, what their work with the organisation involves, and why they chose Malawi as the country in which to launch their school building project. What first inspired you to start E.G.G.? When Lucy and I were in our final year of high school (2013) at St Margaret’s College, we went to a leadership conference in Sydney. Here, we met many other like-minded students, and came away from the conference inspired to make an impact in our local and global communities. Recognising that there are 60 million girls out of school worldwide, Lucy and I co-founded E.G.G. with the vision to improve the standard of and access to girls’ education in the developing world, by uniting a global network of young leaders. Having been fortunate to receive a fantastic education at St Margaret’s, we wanted to pay it forward and do our bit to fight for equal opportunities in girls’ education worldwide. Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education. Why did you decide to raise funds for E.G.G. through schools? Given that most schools do some form of fundraising, the power of E.G.G. comes from combining the funds raised by schools from around the globe to make a profound impact together.

This is a student-led initiative, so it is up to the student leaders in each school to plan and implement their own fundraising events. In the four years since E.G.G. has been established, we have involved over 60 schools across seven different countries and raised over $100,000 for construction projects at girls’ schools in Malawi. We have completed a number of projects with our construction partners, Build A School. Currently, we are building a girls’ boarding hostel at a village school, which will allow girls to safely attend school. How do you get your message out to schools around the world and recruit them into the fundraising programme? To begin with, we started by connecting with schools that had students attending the Alliance of Girls’ Schools leadership conference, hosted each year in Sydney. We were in contact with these high school students post-conference, and even today the conference is a great platform for recruitment each year. Every year, we email schools all around the world, with videos and information packs. We also engage with students via social media, predominantly on Facebook. We find this is a fantastic way to communicate important messages, and it allows our network of leaders to stay in touch, share ideas and report back on fundraisers. The recruitment process itself is quite simple: to join E.G,G., schools must simply agree to run one or more fundraising events throughout the year. This is a student-led initiative, so it is up to the students themselves to plan and implement fundraisers. This gives them a great opportunity to develop their own leadership skills. The focus is on raising awareness of girls’ education as an issue, as well as raising money, which directly funds the construction of projects at girls’ schools in Malawi.

Lucy and Gussie with girls at Lilongwe Girls’ School, standing in front of EGG artwork gifted by St Margaret’s College

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Students at Kabuthu School.

What are some examples of fundraising that schools have done? The schools involved in E.G.G. have held a range of fundraising events including mufti days, barbecue fundraisers, putting on school or community concerts, auction fundraisers, pink afternoon teas and hosting sports games. A personal favourite of ours is the ‘Tan-O-Meter’, which involves students voting for two or three staff members to receive a spray tan – the more money raised, the darker the intensity of the tan. We are always impressed every year by the range of creative fundraisers that the schools involved come up with.

Hostel under construction at Kabuthu.

There are many countries in Africa and around the world where girls and boys have little access to education. Why did you choose Malawi for your E.G.G. project? We chose to work to improve the standard of girls’ education in Malawi, originally because that is where our partnered organisation (Build A School) is based. Malawi is one of the least-developed countries in the world, with over 62 per cent of Malawians living below the poverty line. Girls in particular face many challenges in going to school in Malawi. Traditional gender roles and cultural beliefs mean that education is not within reach for many girls. Furthermore, the custom of early marriage, combined with the dangers of commuting to school and expectations of girls within the household, prevent many girls from receiving an adequate education. There is, therefore, a huge demand for the funding of girls’ education in Malawi, and we recognised this opportunity to work on ongoing projects with the communities there.

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How did you connect with Build a School? Build A School is a UK-registered charity based in Malawi and we partner with them to complete our construction projects. After some research, we discovered them online. Following a series of Skype calls with their co-ordinator, Ann Page, we decided that they were a great fit for E.G.G., as their passion for equality in education closely aligns with ours. Being a small organisation, we are able to work closely with them through every step of the projects we undertake. We work with their architects, builders and contractors to plan and implement projects. Having this relationship means we are able to ensure that every dollar is well spent and directly improves girls’ education. Have you visited Malawi to see your projects first hand? In January, we visited Malawi for the first time. It was incredible to meet the Build A School team, and be shown the projects E.G.G. has funded over the past four years. It was particularly rewarding to meet the girls at the schools where these projects are being constructed. At Kabuthu, where we are currently constructing a new girls’ boarding hostel, the girls showed us their current living arrangements and told us about some of the difficulties they face daily in receiving an education. While it was confronting, and in many instances,

heartbreaking to see the challenges they face, it was uplifting to be able to talk to them and see that the projects E.G.G. funds are truly making an impact. The girls at Kabuthu will soon be moving into safer, more hygienic and more comfortable living conditions. When we talked to the principal, he informed us that enrolments for girls at this school had already increased greatly since construction began on the boarding hostel. While in Malawi, we also had the very rare opportunity to meet 14 village chiefs and address them in a meeting! We told them about E.G.G. and they described the importance of improving the standard of girls’ education in their villages. It was humbling to be in their presence and to feel their appreciation for our work. Apart from your work with E.G.G. what do you do? Are you working or studying? We are both working and studying in Auckland, at the University of Auckland. Lucy is studying a BA/LLB (hons) degree, majoring in Ancient History; and I am also studying a Bachelor of Law and Arts, with a double major in French and Politics. We both work alongside our studies – I work part-time at KPMG, doing an internship in management consulting, and Lucy works in after-school care with children.

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Some are worth millions; others have been lost for decades. Victoria Tait takes a look at the incredible history of the FabergĂŠ eggs.

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highly-regarded pieces of decorative art, fabergé eggs were created by Peter Carl fabergé, of the house of fabergé, between 1885 and 1917. the eggs were made in russia and usually contained a tiny surprise inside, as elaborate as a bejewelled clockwork toy. Should one hit the market today, it would be worth at least $30 million. the russian royal family commissioned 50, gifting them to each other at easter. Most elaborately designed and referred to today as the ’imperial eggs’, 43 have been found, but the whereabouts of seven remains a mystery. The first Fabergé egg was made for Tsar Alexander III, as an easter gift for his wife, the empress Maria feodorovna, in 1885. Known as the hen egg, it was crafted from gold with an opaque white enamelled shell. Inside was a “yolk”, with a pure gold hen enclosed, in a similar fashion to a russian nesting doll. Inside the hen was a mini diamond replica of the royal crown and a tiny ruby egg pendant. empress Maria was so delighted by the gift that Alexander appointed Fabergé a “goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown”, and commissioned another egg the following year and so the tradition continued. Peter Carl fabergé was given complete freedom for the design of future imperial easter eggs. the designs became more and more elaborate, and not even the tsar was aware what spectacular creations would be made each year. After Alexander III’s death on November 1, 1894, his son nicholas II carried on the tradition and presented a Fabergé egg to both his wife, Alexandra feodorovna, and his mother, the Dowager empress Maria feodorovna. the imperial eggs gained attention of the upper class. fabergé was asked to make similar eggs for the likes of the Duchess of Marlborough, the rothschild family and the Yusupovs. Industrialist Alexander Kelch commissioned 12 eggs, though only seven appear to have been completed.

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A security guard watches over the rothschild Fabergé egg, displayed at Christie’s auctioneers on october 4, 2007, in London

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the violent russian revolutions of 1917 saw the end of this extravagant tradition. In october 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power and the tsar and his family fled to ekaterinburg, where they were executed the following July. With the tzars overthrown, the Fabergé family fled russia. The eggs were confiscated. Ten were held at the Kremlin Armoury, another 10 are thought to have been stolen in 1918, and many more were sold by the Bolsheviks and scattered across the West. Inadvertently, Starlin saved a number of the eggs by selling them at an extremely low rate to foreign investors. others were thought to have been melted down for their precious metals and jewels. Today you can find 10 of the imperial easter eggs on display at Moscow’s Kremlin Armoury Museum. Queen elizabeth has three eggs in her own collection. from time to time an egg will reappear. the most recent of which was the third Imperial easter egg of 1887.

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INTrIguINg FAbergé eggS 1887: third imperial easter egg Discarded as a worthless item within a deceased estate, this egg ended up in an American flea market. It was purchased by a man who had intentions of melting down the gold to surpass the £8000 ($14,000) purchase price. When the scrap-metal value was too low, he stubbonly held on to his ‘bad’ purchase. Years later, he googled the name etched on the timepiece inside the egg, which fortunately connected him to a british Fabergé expert. The £20-million ($35.6-million) goldmine that had been sitting in a humble kitchen in the Mid West, uSA, was purchased by a private collector. Antique dealer Wartski was given permission to show the egg to the public in London, in April 2014. 1895: rosebud egg The first egg given to Tsar Nicholas II’s new bride empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The yellow-enamelled rosebud inside was a symbol of their former home in germany and its rose garden, in which they shared their first easter. Later owned by an english couple, the central panel was reportedly damaged when the bejewelled egg was thrown across the room during an argument.

June 1935: richly decorated and highly-ornate Fabergé eggs, pictured as part of a russian art exhibition

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1907: the love trophies egg Controversy surrounded this egg for 50 years, with experts struggling to decide when it was given, to whom and how it made it out of russian. We now know it was a gift from tsar nicholas II to his mother, in 1907, and the surprise inside was a miniature of all the imperial children. how it came to be out of russia, however, has never been confirmed. 1914: imperial Coronation egg A miniature replica of the coronation coach, it took fabergé’s craftsman, georg Stein, 15 months to create.

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Basket of flowers Imperial easter egg, from the royal Collection 2011, her Majesty Queen elizabeth II

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The MISSINg IMperIAL eggS All seven are imperial eggs, originally gifted to empress Maria Feodorovna, by either husband Tsar Alexander III or son Nicholas II. 1886: hen with sapphire pendant egg. Also known as the ‘egg with hen in Basket’, it survived the russian revolution (1917), but has been missing since 1922. 1888: Cherub with Chariot egg. Vague details suggest this egg, known also as the ‘Angel with egg in Chariot’, was last sold at a new York auction house in 1934. 1889: néCessaire egg. Last sold in 1952, it originally contained a small 13-piece manicure set. 1897: mauve egg. referred to also as ‘Mauve egg with 3 Miniatures’, the heart-shaped ‘surprise’ is owned by the Link of times foundation, russia, but the egg is elusive. 1902: empire nephrite egg. this egg is thought to have included a medallion portrait of Tsar Alexander III, hence it’s secondary name of ‘Alexander III Medallion egg’. 1903: royal danish egg. one of the largest eggs, it’s referred to also as the ‘Danish Silver Jubilee egg’. 1909: alexander iii Commemorative egg. this egg hasn’t been seen by the public since before the russian revolution (1917).

A Fabergé enamel and two-colour gold egg bonbonniere, estimated at $53,500-$90,00 and displayed at Christie’s.

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There is nothing more exciting then stepping inside a home that proudly sits at 180m², only to be confronted with a sense of space. For designer Nick Officer, of First Light Studio, efficient floor plans are something he is particularly passionate about, with his journey in architecture beginning with the international success of a compact one-bedroom 70m² home. “180m² is on the bigger side of what we design,” he shares. “When it comes to architecture, bigger is not necessarily better, it’s just bigger.” For homeowners robyn and Peter smith the intention was to build a townhouse that they could “lock-up and leave”. despite having undertaken a number of renovations in the past, this was the first time the couple had built. Faced with a rebuild in the wake of the Canterbury Earthquakes they made the decision to build a home for them on a site that previously had housed a rental property. “It was a typical Christchurch bungalow, which unfortunately had to be demolished, providing an opportunity to modernise what was a rather tired suburban section,” explains Nick.. “The brief was to create a building in keeping with its surroundings and neighbourhood context, that was respectful of its predecessor but with its own sleek, chic personality,” he continues. “An injection of something new, with something old.” Maximising the site, the result is a light, openplan, rectilinear townhouse, which exceeded Peter and robyn’s expectations. “We really loved what they came up with.” Translating the design into its striking physical form was Peter and robyn’s son, Jeremy. Passionate about his craft, Jeremy’s business is aptly named The Woodsmith and is building a reputation for beautiful bespoke detailing. In the


case of his parent’s home, this is found in the staircase. “We love the whole place,” enthuse the couple, “but without doubt the best part is the staircase: it doesn’t even touch the ground.” More closely resembling a piece of art than a functional aspect of the home, the floating staircase is made of solid wood and was built on-site. Forming part of the staircase are vertical solid wood beams, which create a connection between the west-facing gallery and the rest of the home. A series of three metre by one metre windows, the west-facing gallery is a balance of architectural detail and functionality. Adding interest to the western wall, both internally and externally and boasting double height ceilings, it also brings natural light and garden views into the home. “The house has a minimal approach to detail,” explains Nick. “The design is expressed in the form, which extends inside with architectural elements, such as the staircase and the west gallery adding to the success of the space.” As an interior designer, robyn was all too happy to turn her hand to crafting an interior unique to them. “We travel a bit and one thing we love is hotel design. With this in mind I decided to be a bit more adventurous and bring in some quirky wallpaper ideas in the lounge, cloakroom and landing. “I usually work in a more timeless fashion and really had to push my boundaries with this house, and, of course, found it much harder to do than someone else’s!” The result, however, is beautiful. The vibrant wallpapers sit in perfect harmony against the soft neutrals and natural textures found elsewhere in the home.


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The ground floor is comprised of a generous central open-plan kitchen/living/dining, a second lounge and a guest suite (tucked behind the kitchen). “Complete with en suite, the guest wing is entirely separate from the rest of the house, which is often not the case,” explains Nick. “separating the guest and main bedrooms allows the house to function seamlessly and privately while guests are visiting. “Two second-level bedrooms, each with their own en suite then complement the ground floor.” For robyn and Peter, their 180m² ‘compact’ home perfectly suits their needs, having provided them with their much sought-after “lock-up and leave” city townhouse. however, with the number of grandchildren having jumped from two to nine, the need for more outdoor play area is calling and they are well underway with the design and build of their second First Light Studio home. Nick has done the plans, Jeremy is building it and Robyn is doing the interior. “The first house was such a success, we thought we would do it all over again,” laugh the couple.


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loungE in luxury We love the answer to relaxation that is the Swingrest by Daniel Pouzet – the ultimate hanging lounger. Inspired by the high ceilings of the villas of Dedon Island, in the Philippines, the Swingrest is at home indoors and out under the trees. Part of the DEDon range at Domo Luxury Furniture Concepts – who are looking to set up a Christchurch pop-up showroom later this year. Watch this space!

livE likE ThE king Elvis and Priscilla Presley bought this home for USD$400,000 (NZD$570,000), when they were first married in 1967. The property consists of a 500-square-metre home, an attached guest house, large motor court and decadent pool terrace overlooking the city to ocean views. The four-bedroom, fivebath residence is sited on 0.48 hectares on the street popularly known as “Billionaires Row”. Newly renovated the home is up for sale for a cool USD$30 million (NZD$42.7 million).

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Houses can now be as modern in functionality as they are in aesthetics. This home was designed for an engineer, passionate about technology.

A SmARTeR SpAce WHAT’S YOUR AT home Technology We are surrounded by technology: we get our daily news fix from an app on our phone, we shop online, even homework is completed via a smart system. So, how does this translate into the home? Luci Morris takes a look. In the home, technology is found everywhere we look: from the state-of-the-art appliances in the kitchen and laundry, to our home security. Our homes are no longer controlled by us, they are smarter than ever before and are driven by technology. essentially, a smart home sees all aspects of the home controlled from your smartphone. From security, to heating, cooling, lighting, irrigation and even the pulling of blinds, through technology we are able to personalise our home environments when we aren’t even there! This saves us money, time and energy. many systems will even allow you to create entire ‘scenes’ at one touch of the button. prepare your home for your return at the end of the day,

or lock it up as you dash out the door to work – it’s all become so simple. While pre-wiring your home during the construction stage is the most effective way to embrace a smart home, a simple Google search reveals a number of over-the-counter systems that allow you to embrace smart home technology on a smaller scale, controlling aspects such as security, irrigation, and home heating. But technology in the home doesn’t end there. With analogue television switched off in New Zealand in 2013, even the most technophobic were forced to embrace technology, with new televisions and source boxes required to ensure we could still sit down and watch our favourite show.

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The engine behind any home entertainment system is the source: Freeview, Sky, Blu-Ray, DVD, gaming device and the list goes on. If plugged in, the source simply sends the image and sound out through the television. A larger system will work in conjunction with a receiver, which processes the information and passes the sound through to your speakers. From floor-standing to recessed, speakers come in a range of styles enabling you to tailor-make your sound and overall look. When it comes to selecting the perfect television or screen you need to think about how close you will be sitting: is the screen going to be used for viewing sport and movies in a designated media room or it is for everyday use? It is important you don’t overwhelm a small room with a large screen and while size may not always matter, viewing distance does. You want to be far enough away from the screen so that the picture is natural in appearance; too close and you may notice the individual pixels making up the image. consumer reports indicate that as a general rule you should be sitting 1.5-2 metres from a 40-47-inch high-definition (HD) screen, and 1.8-2.5 metres from a 50-inch HD screen. You don’t have to have a big entertainment system or touch pads in every room to embrace technology, however. There are a number of mod-cons out there that bring an ease of living into the home.

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LIGHTING LeD bulbs consume 20% less energy and last up to 40 times longer than traditional bulbs. And for those looking for LeDs with a bit of fun, the iDual range from Jedi Lighting are for you. Allowing you to tailor your lighting to suit your mood, all you need to do is swap out your standard light bulbs for an iDual light globe. At the click of a button you can choose the mood and light scene for you. Options include ‘functional white’ for working; ‘ocean’ for creating ambience in the bathroom and ‘party’ for entertaining.



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4K ECLECTIC HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION 4K HIGH-DEFINITION TELEVISION No longer is a television just a television. At the touch of a button you can now browse the internet, download a movie, stream your favourite pictures or just watch Coro – all from the comfort of the couch. Whether you opt for a curved screen for added impact or a traditional flat screen, the Ultra High Definition 4K HDR Smart LED TVs offer much more than viewing pleasure. With four times as many pixels as a standard television, they produce a super-sharp image. easily connected to your smartphone and controlled through an app, there is no need for a remote control and its ability to deliver full internet functions will see it reign supreme as a household appliance favourite. FLOORING A collaboration between philips and Desso has seen luminous carpet become a reality. With LED lights integrated into its fibres, this innovative product is transforming the way people interact with a space. Suitable to provide directional information in a commercial area, or to add ambience in the home, this is setting the stage for a more sensory flooring solution. Overseas, we are seeing an emergence in smarter flooring materials. Including the Lauzon pure Genius Smart Floor, which breaks down airborne contaminants to create a healthier and safer living environment. Decomposing up to 99.6% of bacteria, viruses and INDUSTRIAL mould, it is pushing the boundaries of what we regard as a clean floor.

OTHER MOD CONS WORTH A LOOK Netatmo Urban Weather Station While rain, wind and external weather patterns have always been monitored, the Netatmo Urban Weather Station allows you to measure all of this plus the health of your interior. Assessing humidity, noise pollution and cO² levels, it warns you as the indoor air quality deteriorates and chooses the right time for you to ventilate your home. All of the information is sent directly to your smartphone. Coravin The coravin System uses a medical-grade needle and a capsule of Argon gas to pour a bottle of wine through the cork. The cork is never removed, helping to prevent oxidation and increasing the longevity of the wine. While New Zealand leads the way in screw caps, the majority of the world’s fine wines – particularly European, are stopped with corks. coravin allows you to taste different wines throughout the evening without having to have all of the bottles open!

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Richmond Hill by Mark Prosser Builders having lost their home in the Canterbury earthquakes, the homeowners were looking for an elegant design that reflected a fresh start, yet retained a sense of heritage. The importance of preserving the past saw recycled rimu from their former home reused. “I spent two days looking for the best lengths at the demolition yard, to best represent a match with the floor from the previous house. It was painstakingly slow, but rewarding to see our clients happy with the result,” says mark Prosser. A stunning macrocarpa custom-made kitchen includes stainlesssteel benches and an island that boasts a solid American walnut benchtop. This warm heart of the home is clearly designed to make food preparation a pleasure. The attention to detail extends to the exterior. Cedar beval-back weatherboards make a strong impression, while the high upstands of tray roofing add depth and shading. The build took nine months, from start to finish. Nestled on a large piece of land, at the top of Richmond Hill, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom property has been positioned in such a way to be completely protected from the high winds, yet still enjoys glorious, elevated sea views. “It was a tough project as it was built only two years after the February earthquake and the loss of the previous house was still very raw with our clients. As time went on, they warmed to the idea of settling into their new home and we celebrated in style at the end of the project. It is a beautiful home that they still enjoy today.”

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art of the sublime


Inspired by local landscapes, painter Simon Edwards creates artworks that overwhelm the senses. Words AnnE HudSon

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He paints mountains that overwhelm us with their grandeur, fire storms that threaten our life, stormy oceans that should we sail on them we would surely meet our doom.

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produced a notion of the sublime, whereas beauty created a feeling of relaxing pleasure. Immanuel Kant took the notion of the sublime further. He felt that some natural phenomena were beyond man’s comprehension. the phenomena were so immense man did not have the words to explain it, in fact, could not get his head around the idea. edwards deals with all this in his paintings. he paints mountains that overwhelm us with their grandeur, fire storms that threaten our life, stormy oceans that, should we sail on them, we would surely meet our doom. By tapping into the 19thcentury romantic tradition of landscape paintings, such as Joseph turner and John Constable, edwards conveys the mystery and majesty of our landscape in a way that promotes a sense of fear of its enormity and a calm at its beauty. His ethereal fragments of the imagination share with us – through the form, material and colour of his paintings – a notion of the sublime. This is a notion that the population of Canterbury well understands after being confronted with earthquakes and fires. These incidents were often described as surreal in that they were beyond normal reality and hard to describe, when in fact they were sublime. the experiences were beyond our capacity to understand them, but at the same time provided insight into our human condition, hope of something beyond us, something beyond the structures of our human brain, an inkling of our immortality. Canterbury is fortunate to have the paintings of Edwards to articulate this for them.

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simon edwards is a regular contributor to Art in A Garden and it is there that I first saw his beautiful paintings. They stand out in their execution of an atmospheric landscape, familiar to most New Zealanders even if unable to pin point their actual location. edwards was born in Christchurch, where he attended art school at the University of Canterbury and continues to live and work. It is, therefore, only natural that the south Island landscape should be the source of his work. In his artist statement he describes himself as a modernist in that he is aware of his materials, conscious of his methodology and follows traditional forms of the landscape. In the process of painting he builds up a dialogue between the medium, the landscape and himself. however, edwards’ paintings go beyond being a record of a place, they invite us to consider: what is beauty; what is the sublime? the subject matter is of the physical world; mountains, the ocean, the sky, and the elements of wind, ice, rain, and fire, painted in a way that we are drawn into beautiful – but perilous – landscapes. In 3000AD, ‘Longinus’ put forward a theory that great words or rhetoric could move us, transcend our everyday thoughts and emotions creating a feeling beyond words, beyond metaphor and symbolism. these words elevated the soul. Later, in the 17th century, englishman edmund Burke popularised this idea. he contended that the sublime was a response to objects in nature or music and art that moved us in a way that we feared for our mortality. He said that terror at a safe distance


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rECENT BuILDING? Architect Richard Dalman gives us his insight into Christchurch’s best post-quake buildings.

So, what is Christchurch’s best new building post the earthquakes? Is it the Transitional Cathedral, ilex in the Botanic Gardens, the Bus Exchange, the Deloitte’s Building, or even the Fridge Library? While all of the above buildings add to the Christchurch architectural environment, the Fridge Library is a personal favourite of mine. It’s a cracker. An old glass-fronted fridge and an abandoned couch that somehow just arrived, on an empty site on the corner of Barbadoes and Kilmore streets. Originally stocked with a few books, the collection has grown over the years as people have taken or borrowed some to read and replaced with others. This is a ‘pop-up’ that truly speaks of the Christchurch community spirit post earthquakes. But is it architecture? I guess that depends on your definition. A structure with a useful outdoor space in front, considered and appropriate in its location, privately funded for community use. It offers function and delight. My vote would be yes, but I know many of my colleagues would disagree. But for Architecture with a capital A, the best recent building is surely the Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral. And this is probably New Zealand’s most well-known building internationally. It was designed by world-renown Japanese architect Shigeru Ban who won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize (the top world architecture award). He is perhaps the most famous architect to have ever worked in New Zealand. I have heard Shigeru Ban talk on several occasions. His practice is split between post-disaster work which he doesn’t charge for, and other more standard commissions.

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Christchurch is very fortunate to have this building. It ticks many of the “Great Architecture” boxes. • It responds to the site. Its location is on the site of an old church opposite one of Christchurch’s four main squares, and also opposite the CTV building site where many of the architect’s countrymen were killed. • It responds to the Christchurch Cathedral that it temporarily replaces. Triangular proportions of each end of the Cathedral were studied, and the ends of the Transitional Cathedral responds to these. The new building morphs between the two different-shaped ends, creating an interesting exterior form, but more importantly a wonderful interior space. The glass window to the north also responds to the original rose window of the Christchurch Cathedral. • It responds to the situation. Christchurch needed a new central worship space, and we needed it quickly. The simple construction system enabled a fast construction process. • The plan is simple and rational. The building is easy to understand and use as a visitor. • It is for public use. Shigeru Ban said he would only be involved if the building would be for public use, not just for church use. This is the case, and it appears to be well used by many different groups and organisations throughout Christchurch. • People love it. I always enjoy being inside, and I always take my New Zealand and overseas guests to see the building, and they are always impressed! While the building was designed to be temporary, my hope is that it becomes permanent.

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Lynette McFadden March is always a frantic part of the year for me. In fact, if I’m completely honest, it’s a mixture of chaos, manic activity and stress. As a franchise, we work to a financial year that completes on March 31st and the irony of an April 1st restart has always seemed appropriate. It’s no surprise we endeavour to complete the year strongly, driven by an old-fashioned mix of personal pride, rigid deadlines and a desire to do the best possible job for our clients. We are not alone: our industry competes for the hard-to-wear ‘best in the business’ label and as a leader I’m driven by the credibility this delivers as well as opportunities for our company and our people. It’s also the time of year where we commence business planning and after 23 years of this, coupled with the quarterly reviews and numerous associated meetings, you can see why March is a little mad.It’s not just planning an effective business session with all the associated collateral, it’s using it as an opportunity to

engage and connect at a deeper level with your people. I’ve navigated my way through many different types of plans – massive forms that you filled with dreams and goals, as well as single sheets that had a focus on facts, numbers and stats – and all of them had their place. Personally, I favour a mixture of both, and because I respond well to the accountability a good plan encourages, I am an absolute advocate of their benefits in business and life. After years of experimentation, I’ve come to the following conclusions regardless of the status of the plan. 1. It’s better to have a plan than not. No one wants to just float. At best, you could go forward, but the likelihood is you’ll go nowhere … or backward. So, get a plan. It doesn’t have to be fancy; the priority is to have one, not how it looks.

Harcourts Gold Business Owner Harcourts NZ Inspirational Women Ambassodor of frameworks and across lots of different people’s abilities. It’s a big ask at times! I guess the catchcry here is ‘patience and perseverance’. 3. We can all be open to being better and a plan gives you the chance to explore that in both a singular and a consultative manner. You can look at it and work on it quietly on your own or with others. 4. Our dreams fuel our outcomes. Dream big or dream small; I’m told the world needs more dreamers because they push both boundaries and beliefs. I refer to these four principle as my four truths when it comes business planning. Hopefully, in two weeks’ time I’ll bring them all to the table as we guide our entire company forward with this year’s Business Planning. Then it’s about watching the plan become a set of actions; that’s where the real beauty starts. Fingers crossed.

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TREE selection

Craig Wilson provides advice and considerations for selecting the right trees for your property.

This brings to mind a flowering cherry tree on a neighbouring property on the street where i live. it would be 40-50 years old and in its mature form is an amazing specimen with a spectacular blossom display in spring. it is well-positioned in an established garden where it is visible and enjoyed by everyone on the street. it shades the footpath in summer and gives a distinctive character to the streetscape. to lose the visual impact this tree has on its local surroundings would be a great loss, and due to its thoughtful, original planting, there seems no reason why it wouldn’t be there and enjoyed by our community for many decades to come.

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on a recent trip to the local refuse centre, i was struck by the amount of ‘greenwaste’ being dumped by an almost continuous stream of car and trailers – all loaded to the hilt with a mixed selection of flax, pittosporum and other woody trimmings. i couldn’t help but see this as a whole lot of trees and shrubs that 10, 20 or even 30 years ago were planted in the wrong place. it does seem a pity to be removing plant material that could have had many more years of life had its initial planting and selection been given a bit more thought. A successful planting would be defined by many as one that over time can express a plant’s mature form. this would especially be true of trees that are all too often viewed as a liability as they reach maturity. to avoid the costs of undue maintenance and premature removal of any planting you are about to undertake, ask yourself is this the right plant in the right place? is there enough room for your selected specimen to grow without it eventually casting unwanted shade into the living area of your home? Will a mature canopy overhang the neighbour’s property and create a nuisance factor for them? Will the amount of leaf drop create a maintenance headache for you? Apart from the financial cost of ongoing maintenance and eventual removal, perhaps the biggest cost of removing a poorly selected planting is the redundant time it took to grow and the years ahead before a replacement specimen will start to have a meaningful spatial presence. a well-chosen tree or planting, rather than being a future liability, has many benefits.

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The grass really is greener... Nothing beats the scent of a freshly mown lawn. For many of us, this sensory hit instantly triggers memories of balmy childhood summers and outdoor gatherings of family and friends. Traditional lush lawns are hard wearing and soft underfoot. They can handle the intensive foot traffic families and dogs mete out and provide a soft safe place for young children to play. Picnicing or relaxing on your lawn will provide a cooler alternative in the heat of summer to your hardscaped outdoor areas. The uniformity of a well maintained lawn accentuates your home and garden beds by providing a contrast. Be prepared! There are an array of options for creating a traditional lush lawn, but first things first - proper preparation of the site is critical to the success of your lawn. For a new lawn, existing growth and weeds should be removed and the area levelled. Drainage should be considered to avoid wet spots and flooding. Organic matter such as compost, manure and quality topsoil can be added to improve the quality of the site. Lawns require regular watering, so installing appropriate irrigation before establishing your lawn will help ensure its successful growth. • Ready lawn or instant turf will usually come with a premium price tag in exchange for immediate results. Consistent watering will be necessary and it may take time for the seams to disappear, but you’ll be able to relax on your soft lawn in no time. • Hydroseeding is when a mixture of mulch, fertiliser, seed and water are sprayed onto a prepared, level area. The mulch protects seeds and retains moisture. • Hand seeding is the most cost effective option available but requires careful attention to ensure an even spread. Once your lawn is established, regular maintenance is required to protect the investment you have made. Fertilising, spraying for weeds and watering are crucial to keep your lawn looking its best throughout the seasons.

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It’s covered! There is a move towards lawn alternatives - spurred on by the significant burden of maintaining a lawn. For some, lawn mower noise and maintenance, excessive water consumption and chemical fertilising - and possibly allergies - can make a traditional lawn overwhelming. Ground covers are becoming a popular and eco friendly alternative. There are a range of native and exotic ground covers which blanket the ground and create a lush look. Most are able to withstand light foot traffic and require far less maintenance and watering than lawns. Popular ground cover options include thyme, leptinella, blue star clover, yarrow and moss. If considering a ground cover option, it is important to create a physical border for containment - otherwise it may be difficult to control lateral spread. Fake it! For the ultra low maintenance option, artificial turf has come a long way from the highlighter-green astro turfs of the past. There is now a huge range of natural colours, textures and varieties, which mimic real lawns. Guests won’t be aware you’re faking it unless they have a very close inspection. Artificial turf should be UV stabilized to avoid fading, although with minimal care it can last for years. The huge benefit of artificial turf is that it doesn’t require watering, fertilizing or weeding - and unlike its natural counterparts, it significantly reduces allergy triggers. Artificial turf is perfect for smaller areas or areas in which it might be tricky to navigate a lawnmower. If you are looking out the window and surveying a post summer desiccated lawn and want to discuss options, contact Goom Landscapes. We can advise you on the best site-specific solutions to reinvigorate your lawn areas.

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46 Style | fashion

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an ’80s Revival For an era so often referred to as bad taste, the 1980s still manage to assert heavy influence on present-day fashion. Only recently the spotlight has been turned back on Princess Diana with an exhibition, Her Fashion Story, on show at Kensington Palace until February 2018. It seems we just can’t get enough of shoulder pads, 10-denier tights and sexy off-the-shoulder looks.

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feeling Blue in PaRis Some are interpreting the mania for blue at Paris Fashion Week as a statement of “the blues” about the perceived rise of nationalism across Europe and America. While its exact symbolism is up for debate, one thing is certain: blue is the colour of the season. A host of designers all used the symbolically-charged hue in their autumn-winter collections. Including; Celine, Dior, Issey Miyake, and Elie Saab. Liven

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RumouR has it The whispers are true, H&M will soon be stationed within our city limits. The super chain, with more than 4100 stores in 64 countries, is set to open New Zealand’s second store in the $140-million retail and office redevelopment, The Crossing, opposite Ballantynes. We are looking forward to having H&M’s selection of ‘conscious-sustainable’ styles right on our doorstep.

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1. Headphones from Repertoire $259.90 2. Jewellery from Abode $12-$30 3. Episode Jumper from Kimberleys $139 4. Scarves from Redcurrent $98.50 5. Dapper Mr Bean Socks from The Collective $17 6. Earmuff Beanie from Bundle $44.90 7. Debbie Fur Jacket from Bundle $90 8. Garment Project Sneakers from Stencil $269 9. Staple + Cloth Skirt from The Collective $329 10. Lexi Pant Culottes from Repertoire $289.90 11. Jeffrey Campbell Booties from Andrea Biani $239.90

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE COLOMBO Just in time for A/W 17, two new stores have opened at The Colombo: Identity stocks a number of Kiwi and Aussie fashion brands, with a range of different styles; Bettie Monroe is all designed and made right here in New Zealand, with a focus on beautiful prints and feminine pieces. We are excited to announce the expansion of Nordic Chill. Originally a pop-up shop, these suppliers of Ikea now occupy a massive 180sqm space, furthering their quest to spread Scandinavian style into your homes. 363 Colombo Street, SYDM /

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Sueded asymmetric wrap by Zimmermann

Braxton Coat by Viktoria + woods hyde round Crown hat by Mimco


the 5050 Over the Knee Boot by Stuart weitzman



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Keep stylish this april with these all-weather trends. Rooftop Sweater by Ruby

Simone Roll Neck Jumper by Bande

hardware trench by witchery Rosefield Watch in Soft Pink and Rose Gold by The West Village


Vicarious Skirt by Liam



Style | junior easter hunt In the Hundred Acre Wood – winnie-the-Pooh

hux Bunny outline L/S Top – Huxbaby

Bunny Blanket – Babu

ann Bashful Bunny – Jellycat


the easter Bunny’s Helpers Lily in Magicland Egg Cup – Villeroy & Boch

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Given the spotlight is on excessive sugar consumption this Easter, you might want to think outside the square for an Easter treat. We’ve selected some of the most adorable Easter gifts that are sure to be Easter Bunny approved. Bunny Placemat – Blue Brontide Rabbit Egg Cup – Heritage NZ

Bunny Velvet Look Cushion – Linens & More

Peter Rabbit Pull Along – Crabtree & Evelyn


Bunnykins Set – Royal Doulton


50 Style | wellbeing

TwO sImplE sTEps TO hElp yOu bOuncE back frOm an

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are you feeling guilty and maybe a bit ‘off’ after some extra indulgence during the most recent and often sugar-focused holiday? thankfully Elly McGuinness gives us some muchneeded advice.

Holidays such as Easter will always be part of life and should be enjoyed. You should be able to enjoy a break away from your usual exercise and eating routine at certain times of the year and feel good that you have mindfully planned to do so. However, with the excellent marketing of tasty treats and perhaps the temporary ceasing of your exercise programme during this period, you might be feeling annoyed or frustrated at yourself for over-indulging. If you’ve gone a bit overboard and need to reset or re-energise your body, then check out these two simple steps to get you back on track. 1. Move on froM the guilt What has happened in the past has already been and cannot be changed. It is important to be able to find a way to move on from guilty feelings about binging to help prevent other unhealthy behaviours from occurring – for example, binging on exercise to try and make up for it afterwards. I know it is difficult to put this step into practice just by telling yourself to move on, so here are a couple of tools that can help with acceptance and creating a positive mindset: • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). This can help to clear disruptions in your energy system caused by negative emotions that you are holding on to – in this case, the feeling of guilt from over

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indulgence. There are a vast array of resources available to teach you about EFT, or for more serious emotional blockages you can see an EFT practitioner. • Try a guided meditation podcast focused on self-love and acceptance. First, download a podcast platform (I use ‘Podcast Addict’) and then use keywords to find a meditation podcast. One I recommend is called ‘The Meditation Podcast’ by Jesse and Jeane Stern. 2. Make choices that nourish you Instead of focusing on things to avoid (e.g. sugar or chocolate) as a way of getting back on track, move away from the deprivation mindset and instead focus on what you can add to your body or life to help you to feel healthier. • Movement: Get back on track with your fitness after Easter by choosing a form of movement that you enjoy, rather than one you feel like you have to do. Do it with the purpose of enjoying it and feeling more energised rather than a negative mindset that tells you to work off the extra kilogramme or two you have gained. • food: Choose foods you enjoy that you know are nutrient dense and nourishing for your body. For example, buy your favourite fruits to snack on during the week. When you focus on optimal nutrition choices from a wide variety of foods your cravings for ‘quick fixes’ will usually decrease.


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a new season, a new look? Andrea Hill gives us the hottest hair trends for aW17.

Coming into the colder months, it still seems like shorter is the way to go with the bobs and lobs the main fashion trend, from the runways to the red carpets. last year, it was all about being light and whispy, now it’s time to be a bit bolder with a stronger texture and shape. A good way to do this is with some bangs and blunt, yet textured, ends. It’s time to break out those accessories for some simple ways to jazz up your style.




the cut With the length, try to hit just below the collarbone, long enough to tie up out of the way. Add in some layers and, if you’re after a twofor-one on trends, add in a fringe and you’re good to go. Getting fringes can be a scary thought to some people, but you shouldn’t be afraid. There is no right or wrong way to try a fringe. Fringes don’t all have to be one length, so start with a longer one if face is unique. you’re a bit apprehensive and shorten “Your it as times goes on and you Trust your injectable decide just how much you do love it. wrinkle treatments A textured bob or lob with fringes = effortless charming chic. to an experienced Cosmetic Physician”

the colour Medical Director Dr Heather Jefferies Coming into the colder months it’s time to brighten up those ends and highlight features with some colour contouring. use the colour in your

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hair to accentuate light and shadows, similar to contouring on your face. This will create definition in your hair, making layers pop as well as helping highlight certain facial features, giving your face a more-defined look. Try not to go too light on ends – soft caramels and golden tones will give the desired effect, rather than white or silvery blonde. style it up Time to break out your box of hair accessories that you’ve got hiding away somewhere because they are all back on trend. back in a big way, hair accessories can help you change up your look, even simple things like bobby pins. use big pins and cross multiple ones overtop of each other for an edgy way to style shorter hair. If that’s not your thing go for anything with glitter or metallic and you will be right on trend.


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Colour Trends We love everything about this look, especially the softer take on the balayage trend, which makes it a perfect shade for this season. No matter your hair colour, an expert colourist from Bliss Hair will perfect your colour by adding warm autumn hues to any shade.

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SEASON TO CELEBRATE Christine de Felice explores the beauty of arrowtown in autumn. Blending the history of its former gold-rush days and the spectacular beauty of its Remarkables mountain backdrop together with quirky style and sophistication, Arrowtown is the perfect getaway destination any time of the year… but especially in autumn. In this mellow season the charming, tree-lined town not only presents its renowned, stunning palette of autumn colours, it adds an extra southern sparkle with the annual five-day festival, the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival. Launched over 30 years ago, the festival has become an iconic Arrowtown tradition, attracting thousands of visitors every year. This year’s event will run April 20-25, with Market Day on April 22, featuring arts and crafts from local artisans, a highlight as always. The Arrow Miners Band playing on the Old Red Truck and the Buckingham Belles Can Can will provide some lively entertainment, with other traditional events – including the Street Parade, Art Exhibition, Photo Exhibition, the Grand Variety Concert, the Vintage Cars, the Shotover Country Music Concert and the Arrowtown Entertainers Musical – offering plenty of variety over the five days. There are several events and activities aimed at getting the youngsters involved, too. If you have never been before, the festival is a unique opportunity for you to be amused, surprised and entertained, and also to enjoy the local vibe and sheer enthusiasm of Arrowtown’s people, including the many volunteers that take great pride in putting their festival together.

Where To STay Arrowtown has plenty to match the high-end choices of its glitzier neighbour Queenstown, but in a more tranquil environment. Stone House Cottage, for example, is a five-star luxury retreat in a historic 145-year-old storehouse. The Arrowtown House luxury boutique hotel offers spacious, comfortable rooms and cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef. Arrowtown Lodge B&B is a complex of luxury cottages in a gorgeous garden setting, while the luxurious Millbrook Hotel and Spa Resort has many additional facilities including the 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool, day spa and health and fitness centre. Where To Dine Eating and drinking out is one of the great pleasures of any holiday, and with its more than 20 bars and restaurants, Arrowtown won’t disappoint. From pubs, bars and cafés, casual restaurants to ethnic eateries, and right up to top-of-the-range fine-dining establishments, there is something for any time of the day or night. Of course, Otago is one of New Zealand’s most renowned winegrowing regions, so if you want to venture further, there are some 200 vineyards within a short drive. Back at your Arrowtown base for a blissful day of shopping before heading home, you will find a diversity of fashion, décor, furniture and gift stores to browse through, so try not to max out the credit card!

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56 Style | great escapes

The St James Hanmer’s an absolute picture at this time of the year, so why not book some time out at its newest five-star property? In the heart of the village, The St James has recently been rated New Zealand’s second-best luxury hotel (TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers Choice Awards) and has now joined forces with Artisan Spa to bring you ‘Autumn Indulgence’ – a two-day package of pure relaxation. Relax in two of Hanmer’s finest sanctuaries, and soak in the colour and tranquillity of the alpine spa village.


ESCAPES With autumnal colour coating our landscapes in shades of gold, now is a great time to jump in the car and head out beyond the city limits. These premier accommodation and activity options will inspire you for your next trip.

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Black Cat Cruises Swimming With Dolphins in Akaroa with Black Cat Cruises was recently voted the #1 Bucket List activity in New Zealand. Running all year round, and offering the award-winning Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise, too, there’s never been a better time to head over the hill. Use code ‘style17’ online for a 10% discount.

Mountaintop stargazing with Earth & Sky provides an unequalled appreciation of the full night sky. View the Milky Way, star clusters and seasonal planets whilst knowledgeable astronomy guides provide factual commentary.

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Larnach Castle New Zealand’s castle is the perfect place to have a weekend getaway. Experience the craftsmanship and Victorian architecture and take time to explore the enchanting garden. Three types of accommodation see you sleeping either within the historic Stables, inside the delightful Larnach Lodge or in the lap of luxury at Camp Estate. All include breakfast, but, for something extra special, don’t miss the opportunity to dine at the castle in the evening.

TranzAlpine As one of the world’s greatest and most captivating journeys, the TranzAlpine journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is an experience of a lifetime. Relax, take a break and see the real New Zealand unfold before your eyes. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you

travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape of the mighty Southern Alps will take your breath away at every turn.


58 Style | men’s fashion

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TyPeS eVery STyLISh MAN ShOULD OWN If you don’t know the difference between a monk strap and a derby, then it’s time to brush up on your shoe knowledge as every man should know and own at least one pair of the following styles. 1. Loafer


The loafer was first introduced by Wildsmith Shoes in London. It is traditionally a casual shoe, but depending on the construction can and is very easily worn on more formal occasions.

2. Desert Boot

The style originates from a form of desert boots originally worn by British forces in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II.

3. DerBy

The derby has an open lacing system, in the form of two quarters that are sewn on to the vamp. Conversely, the Oxford has a closed lacing system (No. 7).


4. Boat


Invented in 1935, by American Paul A. Sperry (founder of footwear company Sperry Top-Sider) and always worn without socks.

5. Monk strap

A monk shoe has no lacing and is closed by a buckle and a strap. It is typically a more dressy footwear option.

6. Wing tip

On a pair of wingtips, the toe cap is both perforated and serrated along its edges and includes additional decorative perforations in the centre of the toe cap.


7. oxforD

Sometimes called Balmorals after Balmoral Castle, the shoes were eventually renamed after Oxford University where they were popular amongst students in the 1800s.

8. CheLsea

Chelsea boots are ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel. This boot dates back to the Victorian era, when it was worn by both men and women.

9. Brogue

As a general rule, a shoe is less formal the more broguing (decorative perforations) it has.


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limousine Ross Kiddie is charged up over BmW’s hybrid 7-series.

The New Zealand government’s decision to buy BMW 7-series cars for its ministerial fleet has always been met with opposition by those who feel more should be done to promote eco-friendly cars. Personally, I don’t have a problem with the use of the 740d; the engine is diesel-fed, it is economical and it easily meets rigid European emission standards. All that aside, I do believe the government here should be looking at the 740e, a hybrid version of the 7-series, it encapsulates all that the seven represents, but in a package that should satisfy the environmentally-conscious. The 740e is a trick piece of automotive design, the twinturbocharged, four-cylinder engine displaces just 1997cc, but in total it pumps out an amazing 240kW and 500Nm, assisted by all the benefits electric propulsion generates. And if you add into the equation a 2.1-litre per 100km combined-cycle fuel-usage claim, it all seems a little improbable. But, the reality is, those figures are verified and, what’s more, the 740e can travel up to 40km on electric power only. Not only does the hybrid system work alongside the engine, it also has plug-in capacity, that is the batteries can be charged using household electrical supply. It’s not just the mechanical engineering that makes the 740e rather special, everything about the car is trick – right from the doors that close by themselves (if they haven’t been pulled tight), to the hand commands, which will control many of the in-cabin features.

I guess for a car that will set you back $200,000 the 7-series would need to have a lot on offer, and it does. It is loaded with specification, which leaves nothing to the imagination. It also drives majestically, I‘m picking only a few will be sold to private buyers, it is a car that lends itself to chauffeur-driven limousine use, and that’s why it is the Crown’s choice for its ministers. Albeit, those in that pool are longwheelbase versions, whereas the test car was standard length. That aside, it is still the large, plush, luxury car that you would expect BMW to do well. It glides in motion and is so quiet you can never really tell what mode the driveline is in. Sure, you can select a sport mode, which displays the rev counter to show what the engine is doing, but in standard mode the comprehensive display graphics are structured towards economical motoring and encouraging the driver to make use of electrical current. The 740e offers startling acceleration. It will scamper to 100km/h in 5.6sec and will make a 240km/h top speed (if laws allowed). The feel

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of acceleration is constant, and while it may be a hybrid, the big 740e isn’t lethargic, it constantly feels spirited and that’s amazing considering there is a lot of weight to shift at almost two-tonne. On the open road it gobbles up distance willingly, it rides softly, affording a glorious ride of luxury. Huge 20in Pirelli tyres are quiet and offer substantial grip, even though there is a lot of weight working against them. The 740e isn’t a car in which you can go gangbusters into a corner, but it does, very reassuringly, have balance and solidity. A lot of that has to do with drive through the rear wheels. The handling sensation is pure. If you also factor in the low position in the chassis where the hybrid system batteries sit, as well as the low ride height, the centre of gravity is such that the body doesn’t sway over the suspension, any body movement is arrested and controlled by the complexity of air suspension. BMW has adopted a fairly traditional approach to its hybrid mechanicals, it’s a bit like describing it as a Toyota Prius on steroids, and, of course, the 740e is a car of stature and grandeur. However, if hybrids aren’t your thing, the brand new 7-series also arrives with V8 petrol power or the six-cylinder diesel I mentioned in my introduction. While I couldn’t replicate those fabulous fuel-usage figures BMW claim, after 250km in the test car it was showing an 8.1L/100km (35mpg) combined cycle average, which is pretty smart under test conditions. BMW is working on a well-advanced programme introducing hybrid options throughout its range. That doesn’t surprise me, in the last few years most vehicles in its line-up have had battery-regeneration technology. I’m looking forward to driving more hybrids from this high-profile German manufacturer, perhaps something more middle-of-the-road, akin to the life I lead.


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FooD news CREAMY COCONUT YOGHURT Nicola Galloway shares one of the divine recipes from her latest book. MAKES 400G / GLUTEN-FREE / DAIRY-FREE 400-540g coconut milk or coconut cream (see introduction for recommended brands) Plus one of the following: 2 Tbsp coconut yoghurt from a previous batch or store-bought coconut yoghurt with live cultures OR 2 probiotic capsules or ½ tsp quality probiotic powder (40 billion live cells per capsule) Quantities can be increased to make a larger batch. Scoop the coconut milk or cream into a clean 500ml jar and use a fork or small whisk to combine. If the thick cream in the can is too solid to mix into the liquid, gently heat the contents of the can in a small saucepan until melted together – don’t boil, just heat until combined – then pour into the clean jar and cool to around 40°C. Spoon in the reserved coconut yoghurt or open the probiotic capsules and sprinkle the powder over the milk/cream. Stir well then secure the lid. Place somewhere warm to ferment for 12-24 hours. In the warmer I am often asked at my workshops for a dairy-free yoghurt recipe, so months a high shelf in the kitchen may be warm enough, but in winter share this lusciously tart and creamy coconut yoghurt recipe, which I a little ingenuity could be required. I use a yoghurt maker (with a make for my son who is dairy intolerant. It is easy to make but read 500ml Agee jar), filling the maker with warm tap water (40-45°C) to the recipe carefully, as there are a few simple steps to success. the level of the shoulder of the jar and replacing the water after 12 The easiest and most effective way to get started is to use a small hours if the yoghurt needs longer. The water must not be too hot or quantity of store-bought, unsweetened coconut yoghurt (check that the yoghurt can separate. After a few batches you will work out the it contains live cultures in the ingredients list). Once you have your best position for your home and time of the year. first batch going you can continue to use yoghurt from each batch to After 12 hours, check the flavour of the yoghurt. It is ready when it inoculate your next one. It’s as simple as that. tastes and smells sweetly sour and has thickened a little – how much Alternatively, a quality probiotic in capsule or powder form (check it will depend on the brand of coconut milk/cream used. If needed, leave is dairy-free if required) can be used, but this option is expensive if you for a further 6-12 hours until the taste is to your liking. have to purchase a whole bottle. If you already have a bottle knocking Place in the fridge and chill for 8 hours around in the fridge, check the use-by date as probiotics lose their to thicken before eating. If the yoghurt effectiveness over time. separates in the fridge, simply stir to Although I don’t often recommend particular products, I have combine. Consume within 7 days. found canned coconut products vary greatly and make a difference Remember to save 2 tablespoons to success. Trade Aid Coconut Milk is my go-to as it results in a to make your next batch. gorgeously creamy yoghurt. It does, however, contain a small amount of guar gum, a natural stabiliser that can be a gut irritant for some people. If this is the case, use 100% coconut cream such as Ayam Coconut Cream (use two cans as they are smaller 270g size) or Little Homegrown Kitchen, published by Potton & Burton. Bare Coconut Cream (a local Nelson product).

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PEKING ON PAPANUI Vanessa Ortynsky explores the newly re-opened Sala Sala.

A large estate stands out from Papanui Road, beckoning dinners from Merivale and beyond. The windows catch the early evening sun, and the fit-out makes Sala Sala the perfect setting for an evening out. Sala Sala reopened under new management at the beginning of this year, and it’s quickly becoming a mainstay in Christchurch’s culinary landscape. The new menu incorporates a variety of Asian dishes and is renowned for its Peking duck. We begin our meal with fresh salmon sashimi and pork, and chive dumplings cleverly warmed over tea-light candles. The steamed dumplings are ever-so-slightly pan-fried and served with soy sauce and chilli for extra zing. As per the owner Victor’s recommendation, we share the Peking duck for our main course. The Chinese speciality needs to be prepared a day in advance. The extensive cooking process means it’s often absent from the menus of contemporary Asian establishments. Having indulged in Peking duck a handful of times both in New Zealand and Hong Kong, it’s safe to say the duck on offer at Sala Sala tops the list for quality. Tender, succulent and crispy, the duck is served contemporary style with both skin and meat rather than only the crispy skin (which is customary in Hong Kong). The thin crêpe-style pancakes maintain their temperature thanks to bamboo steamers, in which boiled water sizzles for at least 10 minutes upon arriving at our table. The combination of the light crêpe and tender duck doused in plum sauce is an unbeatable combination, and we quickly devour the entire dish. They say you should judge a man by the company he keeps, and I think you should judge a restaurant by the quality of its Peking duck. Sala Sala has artfully mastered this delicacy. Whether or not you’re one for Peking duck, however, you’ll still love the carefully selected menu at this fine establishment. Sala Sala • 142 Papanui Road, Merivale • 03 355 5932 Tuesdays-Sundays: Lunch 11.30am-2pm, Dinner 5.30pm until late


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

GARDEN BUFFET RESTAURANT Extensive selection of dishes ranging local favourites through to International and Asian cuisine. Also famous for delicious desserts. Definitely something to satisfy any taste. Open daily for lunch and dinner 110 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Ph 386 0088 Like us on Facebook

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

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Come and try our TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD... Alvarados is the essential destination for experiencing true Mexican cuisine. Open daily from 11.00am.

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.

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

Open for Lunch: Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun. Open for Dinner from 5.30pm Tues to Sun. (Closed Mon). Fully Licensed. 50 Colombo Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 332 0092 Members, guests & affiliates welcome

77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch Ph 03 374 4149 Follow us on Twitter @Alvaradoschch




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).

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.

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

Cnr Springs & Marshs Road 407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652 (entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

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

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Spectacular Harbour Views Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant offer’s a warm & friendly atmosphere over looking the working port of Lyttelton. We have a range of wonderful meal options to suit all. Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Thai dishes, Vegetarian, pasta & kids meals. We serve only the freshest locally caught fish & our produce is also fresh & from the local markets. From our boats to your plate.

Experience all of the exotic flavours that Thailand has to offer right here in Christchurch. Delightful surroundings with a fantastic outdoor courtyard, this is the enjoyable place as an alternative to cooking, or for that special occasion to treat your loved ones.These authentic dishes are designed to delight. The extensive menu and great hospitality is perfect for lunch and dinner.Try our very popular $12 lunch menu with work friends.

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.

39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton. Ph 328 7530 Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to late

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

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


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

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.

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

World Famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pies

Mrs Denton’s

Sala Sala aSian FuSion ReStauRant

We are proud to be a stockist of the world famous Lieber Pies from Fairlie Bakehouse. Choose from a number of DELICIOUS combinations... like Pork Belly with Crackle or Bacon & Salmon, or your favourite traditional flavours. TRY OUR scrumptious soups, salads, scrolls and strudel.

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.

Fine. Food. Fast

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

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

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


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URBAN CORNER CAFE 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

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. BLUFF OYSTERS NOW AVAILABLE! Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue, Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378

terrace downs Easter Eggstravaganza Buffet Sunday 16th April 2017 Savour a sumptuous family brunch with traditional delicacies alongside splendid selection of world cuisine, plus an Easter egg hunt for the kids. 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm. $59 per Adult & $25 per Kids under 12. Every other Sunday has a Buffet as well! 12:30pm-2:30pm. $45 per Adult & $20 per Kids.

PePPerberry cafe & florist Whether it’s a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, a scrumptious meal, fantastic coffee or catering for your next event, we can do it all!! All meals and cakes baked on premises. 919 Colombo Street, (Cnr Bealey Ave) Christchurch. Ph 377 0443 Open Mon-Fri 7am-3.30pm Sat 7.30am-1.30pm Follow us on Facebook

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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.

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 Tuesday 3pm - late and Thursday to Sunday 11.30am - late. 236 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 260 2605

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



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Cuisine AT THe CASinO Vanessa Ortynsky discovers Chi Kitchen. PHOTOGRAPHY Charlie JaCKson

Victoria Street is something of a go-to area for an evening out, with bars and restaurants lining almost the entirety of its length. There are a handful of venerable places that have survived the transformation from a business district to an evening hotspot precinct. Chi Kitchen is located upstairs, on the second floor of The Christchurch Casino, which has stood at the southern end of Victoria Street for more than 20 years. Chi Kitchen presents diners with an authentic Cantonese menu and dishes inspired by the streets of Guangzhou. The décor is gently lit with red accents; departing from the large bright casino atrium with a quieter, more intimate setting. We are warmly greeted by several staff members and promptly seated. Before long, we have drinks in hand and are perusing the menu full of enticing mains and entrées. Jing Jin, the restaurant’s manager, directs our attention to the flat-screen TV above the bar, on which we have a live feed of the wok in the restaurant’s kitchen. The wok is a key feature for several of the menu’s dishes and we are keen to see it in action. From watching our dumplings, and stirfry mains being skilfully prepared, it’s clear that Chi Kitchen takes delight in the hospitality efforts of its staff. The attentive service is rarely found outside of an upscale hotel and is refreshing in such a relaxed location. The food is tasty and flavourful to the point at which you need to take care not to overindulge and crowd out dessert. We were treated to a number of bite-sized cakes and sweet delights while we sipped tea still mesmerised by the wok on the big screen. While Chi Kitchen now faces some competition from the numerous establishments popping up on this side of town, they are well up to the task, offering delicious food and unparalleled service.

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Doug Kamo, Philipa Chilvers, Chris Walker

Amy Straker, Bryan Aitken

Deborah and Duane Smithson

Lillian Chu, Candy Lin

Jenny Gillies cutting the ribbon


Victoria Knutson, James Robinson

Amanda Richards, Jayne Foster, Tamara Clarkson

Animated plants strolled about Selwyn House like a scene from a storybook, causing little eyes to widen with wonder and little hearts to flutter with excitement. It was not a mad scientist who had caused the pretty flowers to walk upright but Jenny Gillies who, having clad teachers and staff in her gorgeous creations, officially opened the preschool’s new garden. Hot and humid, the day was perfect for a garden party and following a song from the pupils, a blessing by James Robinson, Jenny, got up as a honey bee, sliced the blue ribbon. Afternoon tea among the blooms concluded the wonderful day.

Miki Muramatsu, Jenny Gillies

Tamara Moriarty, Dr Lyn Bird, Tracy McElroy-Rivett

Jenni Rolton, Paul Nichols

Tony Jenkins, Anna Penny Moore, John Moyle

Nadine Murphy, Leah de Friez


Mike Green, Lynne Macdonald

Harcourts Holmwood celebrated a quarter of a century of ministering to the real estate needs of Christchurch at Mona Vale. The soft and humid evening was perfect for the garden party as staff members both veteran and new, reminisced and recalled the last twenty five years. Keeping the party fuelled was a parade of luscious catering which culminated in the birthday cake, cut and distributed to delight the multitude. How fitting that such a distinguished company, should party in such a distinguished house. Happy Birthday to Harcourts Holmwood!

Vicki Downs, Deb Nichols



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You won’t find the secret behind 25 years of success in this ad. For that, we’ll need to meet in person. Sure, we can throw numbers around. The headline could have focused on our Fendalton branch winning the Harcourts Top Office in Canterbury award 19 times (and Ilam 3 times) over 25 years. Or talk of the billions of dollars in property we have been entrusted to sell over these 2.5 decades. It’s people who make our success possible. That’s what ‘my kind of people’ means. It is at our heart – providing us with the energy to move forward. We want to thank our clients and surrounding communities for their support over the years. Discover how we can succeed for you, get in touch today.

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STUDIO 125 GALA GRAND OPENING Art lovers had a treat, just perfect for a warm autumn evening as Merivale basked in lingering twilight. Studio 125 was made ready for the flood of guests, invited to attend the grand opening. Crisply aproned waiters proffered good things which ministered to the needs of the palate, as the art did to the appetite of eyes and mind. Cruising through the rooms and outside in the garden, with footsteps crunching on the pastel shingle, attendees consumed the visual buffet of talent. Around every corner a fresh morsel awaited to tempt the attention. Studio 125 is up and running, ready to entice visitors who, may not want to leave.


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Victoria and Warren Taylor

Lianne Dalziel, Ian McCormick, Arlee Folkers

Annie and Bert Govan

Anneke Stewart, Stephen Collins, Heather Brown, Liz Collins

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Lynn Woods, Jules Taylor

Philippa Donnithorne-Nicholls, Anna Chisholm


Lucy and Jackie Robins, Liz McGregor

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As the dreamy tones of autumn began to manifest in nature, the dream world of fashion also unfolded and nowhere more so than at Corcovado, where Lynn Woods has woven her magic. Among the objects of stylish living, guests circulated and socialized awaiting the show’s commencement. The first confident steps on the catwalk heralded a steady procession of models, parading garments clad in which, one may greet the cooler seasons with elegance and swish. Complimentary applause rang out loudly, congratulating Lynn on a marvellous, as usual, show.


Gabrielle Herrick, Georgie Ingles, Victoria Gibbons

Jodi and Mark O’Loughlin

Julia March, Jill Lee

Claire Dorrance, Tania Just, Michelle Crouch

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Jacqueline and Bevan Killick, Debby Bryenton


CHAMPS-ELYSEES DAY SPA GRAND OPENING Luisa Dacombe-Valentine, Laura Hunter

The soft drizzly mist draped like a bridal veil over the face of Merivale and welcoming lights shone from antique windows. Within the gracious Victorian mansion, celebrations were underway as the ladies from Champs-Elysees Day Spa officially opened their new premises. Stepping inside, away from evening’s humid touch, guests were enveloped in a wonder world of elegant opulence, to marvel at the lush surroundings. Flutes of fizz and trays of irresistible goodies proved popular as did the opportunity to explore the halls and rooms of the oasis of pampering. Dev Eglinton, Abbey Dickson, Jessica Amor Caroline Pope, Tracy Austin, Cindy-Lee Sinclair

Sam Stewart, Jo Woodage

Karen McCormack, Victoria Agnew

Lance and Casara Curtis

Angela Rewha, Nicola O’Neill


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Lucy Savill, Suzanne Bell


Elizabeth and Richard Ineson

Andrew Bell, Emma-Jane Simpson, Katie Vile

The flavour of Ireland was being savoured at The Bog on the day before St Patrick’s day when a charity auction was turned on to aid the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust. The overwhelming colour was of course, green and within the dimly lamplit bar the fun was about to begin. Browsing the items up for grabs in the silent auction, guests made secret bids, conserving some resources for the noisy live one to follow. The tune tootling rustic band, provided the soundtrack for the evening which saw much needed money raised, enabling the trust to continue their efforts in combating this horrible disease.

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Leslie Brown, Jo Unwin, Paul Weber



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FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7.30pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Smashbox, 10pm Carlton DJ Dwight Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa Publica Emerson, 5pm; Aleon, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos


SAT DJ Double Feature, 9pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica Kitchen Collective, 2pm; Get Set, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire HeadRush, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 10pm The Cuban


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Tickets $42.50+bf

SUN Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. The Lucky Lost (Lyttelton), Koha entry, 4pm; This Way North (AU) & ‘South Island’ Tour with support Blair Parkes ‘Cardigan Bay’ and Ryan Fisherman, tickets $14+bf @utr, 8pm Blue Smoke Quiz, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire


MON Marcel, 5pm Carlton


TUE Open Mic Night with Co-op, 5pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub


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

WED Jon Toogood solo & acoustic SOLD OUT Blue Smoke D’Sendantz duo, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


THUR Jon Toogood solo & acoustic (Second Show), tickets $42.50+bf@aaticketing, 8pm Blue Smoke Emerson, 5pm Dux Central HeadRush, 8pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Stephen McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub DJ, 9pm The Cuban


GOOD FRIDAY FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7.30pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa Publica Live music, 8pm The Cuban


SAT DJ Double FeatureI, 9pm Baretta D’Sendantz, 8pm Carlton Ryan Ferris, 2pm; Soul Trader, 8pm Dux Central DJ,10pm Empire Topia, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban SUN


Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire TUE


Open Mic Night with Co-op, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub WED


Topia duo, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


THUR Josh Pyke (AU) New Zealand Tour, tickets $20+bf, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Andrew Keoghan & Flip Grater, tickets $20+bf @utr, 8pm Blue Smoke HeadRush, 10pm Carlton DJ Masta K, 9pm Casa Publica Emerson, 5pm; Big Rig, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 9.15pm The Cuban Eddie Simon, 9pm Trevinos


SAT DJ Double Feature, 9pm Baretta D’Sendantz, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa Publica H and Tim, 2pm; Izonik, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire HeadRush, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban Flat City Brotherhood, 9pm Trevinos


SUN Quiz with SanTribe, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire MON


Conor Fenelon, 5pm Carlton TUE


Open Mic Night with Co-op, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

11, 18, 25 OPEN MIC



D’Sendantz duo, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub THUR


HeadRush, 9pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Stephan McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


FRI Live music 4pm; Live music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Themeta with support My Famous Friends & August Fields, tickets $10+bf @utr, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Ctrl Alt Rock, 10pm Carlton DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa Publica Emerson, 5pm; Soul Provider, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Dateless n Desperate RockBand, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 9.15pm The Cuban Singles Night, 9pm Trevinos


SAT Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa Publica El Guitaro, 2pm; Izonik, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9.30pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban

Carlton | 1 Papanui Road Phone 03 355 9543


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



SUN Sit Down Get Down feat. The All Day Breakfast String Band (Canada), Koha entry, 4pm Blue Smoke Quiz with SansTribe, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire

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

80 Style | etiquette




Style | etiquette




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YOu’Re COughIng InTO YOuR RIghT hAnd. as you will be aware, it’s good manners to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. However, using your right hand to do so is bad manners. this is because your right hand is your social hand and should be available for waving and greeting people. Your left hand is known as your personal hand: and we can let you use your imagination as to all the purposes for this one. YOu’Re weARIng OR hOldIng YOuR hAndbAg On YOuR RIghT. this error is also linked to keeping your social hand free. it’s best to always keep your handbag or drink in your left hand as you then don’t have to take the time to switch it over to the other arm when you’re reaching out to shake someone’s hand. Queen elizabeth always keeps her tote on her left. YOu’Re sITTIng dOwn wROng. to avoid collisions at the dinner table, always approach your chair from the left-hand side and exit on the right.


YOu’Re pAssIng The sAlT wIThOuT The peppeR. even if a guest only asks only for the salt, the person next to them may want both, so they should be kept together; they are a pair. Remember – always pass to the right.

YOu’Re ApplAudIng InCORReCTlY. the correct way to applaud is slightly to your left, about chest height.

YOu’Re sITTIng In The wROng seAT. the power seat in any vehicle is in the back and on the left. this is always reserved for a person of prominence or honour. the next person in line gets the seat to the right, and if you are in the middle, there is still a ladder to climb. ARe YOu geTTIng InTO The VehICle CORReCTlY? When entering a vehicle, first sit down, then swing your legs in. it’s the appropriate way to do it and will avoid any accidental flashing.

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 April 30.

Atopis Anti-Aging CreAm The anticipated breakthrough Atopis range, from globally-renowned local scientist Dr Iona Weir, is finally on the market after extensive research and clinical trials. Including an anti-aging beauty cream, Atopis is highly effective on dry and irritated skin, hormonal skin problems (including acne) and leaves skin looking and feeling younger and softer. Dr Weir has harnessed the healing powers of nature to safely apply the revelation of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in plants to human needs. We have ten 50g jars of Atopis’s anti-aging cream, valued at $99 each, to give away.

mellow CosmetiCs gift pACk Despite having already experienced success internationally, Kiwi-made Mellow Cosmetics is a new kid on the block on its home turf. We are super excited this brand has finally launched here and look forward to giving two lucky readers one of two gift packs. Each includes: Mellow baked eyeshadow, gel eyeliner, lip stain in budapest, lipstick in electro and a tinted brow gel. These equate to over $60 in value.

royAl Doulton fAble AromAtherApy CAnDles The 50-hour burn-time Fable collection is the latest from Royal Doulton. Scented with triple-strenght pure oil essence, each of the 10 fragrances will strongly scent a room. Made from 100% natural wax with cotton wicks for clean burning. Beautifully presented in a clear, glass jar and gift boxed, we have 5 candles to give away.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: OLAY: Karolyn Kerr, Amanda Smith; TILE: Dianne fowler; SMAAK: Jess Keast; SPIRITUAL: Hayden James, Alexandra Dennis. *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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