Style 07-07-17

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Winter Fashion Inspiration For Kids

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Winter Fashion Inspiration For Kids

Our Top Southern Hemisphere


On Trend

Matcha Tea

The ultimate in luxury inner city living.


Furniture Styles


Essential Tips For

Hydrated Skin

Refined comfort meets luxury

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With Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens a stone’s throw away, Victoria Street and the re-emerging CBD within a convenient and comfortable walking distance, Cranmer Gardens offers a uniquely urban lifestyle brimming with great dining experiences, city shopping, arts and more.

Welcome to an elegant reinterpretation of our city’s heritage. Located on the original Cranmer Court site, Cranmer Gardens is comprised of 39 luxury apartments nestled on the border of Christchurch’s inner CBD. No stone has been left unturned when it comes to providing a balance of comfort and luxury. This will truly be a distinct and special place to live.

Abundant natural light plays a key role in the architectural configuration.

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The best of everything at home and just beyond your doorstep With Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens a stone’s throw away, Victoria Street and the re-emerging CBD within a convenient and comfortable walking distance, Cranmer Gardens offers a uniquely urban lifestyle brimming with great dining experiences, city shopping, arts and more.

Modernist features complements the spacious footprint.

Apartments are selling now For those seeking something very special in the central city, brochures containing floor plans and pricing are available from our sales and display office at Unit 27, 44 Peterborough Street. Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday 10am – 3pm Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm Contact Judy Curnow 027 433 1970 or


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.



INSIDE WORD Indulge. Find. Spend. Experience.


12 SAVE THE DATE 15 REPORT Discovering The Best Of Southern Hemisphere Skiing 22 LUXE LIVING 24 HOUSE FEATURE Achieving Beautiful Results 32 MOOD BOARD 35 REBUILD Finding Quality In The Rebuild 36 LANDSCAPING 40 ARTS What We Learn From Nudes




45 FASHION EDITORIAL Children’s Winter Trends

Suiting the kids up for the snow has never looked so cool. Pages 43 to 51.

52 WELLBEING Healthy Habits For Office Workers 54 BEAUTY Keeping Skin Hydrated In Winter 62 MOTORING BMW Five-Series


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Colours of the month

66 FOOD NEWS Matcha Powder, Doughnuts In The City, And New Places To Dine 75 SEE BE SEEN 81 ETIQUETTE How To Behave On And Off The Ski Field 82 WIN

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Metal drink bottle $29.99, Typo, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in passion $29.60, Farmers, Honey Trap lip balm $14.90, Lush, Pleats Please Issey Miyake (from sample set) $89, Farmers, Nail buffer $7.95, The Body Shop, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream $42, Estēe Lauder Pure Color Love in 310 bar red $46, Narciso Rodriguez For Her (from sample set) $89, Clarins Joli Rouge in 705 soft berry $50, Farmers, Kylie Minogue Kylie Sun RX 01 $369, Specsavers.

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MULTI AWARD-WINNING PUBLISHING COMPANY PUBLISHER Charlotte Smulders Star Media Level One, 359 Lincoln Road Christchurch 8140 03 379 7100 EDITORIAL Kate Preece Group Editor Victoria Tait Editor Gilbert Wealleans Social Editor DESIGN Emma Smith

CONTRIBUTORS Anne Hudson, Bridget Rutherford, Charlie Jackson, Craig Wilson, Elly McGuinness, Georgina McCormack, Getty Images, iStock, Kate Claridge, Luci Morris, Richard Dalman, Ross Kiddie,Vanessa Ortynsky ADVERTISING Vivienne Montgomerie Team Leader 364 7494 / 021 914 428 Juliet Dickson Account Executive 364 7409 / 021 688 159 Janine Oldfield Account Executive 962 0743 / 027 654 5367

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.

JULY 2017 Welcome to the July issue of Style, an issue in which we are celebrating all things winter. Let us take you on a tour around the southern hemisphere to check out the top ski fields. We have the information you need to decide between Cerro Catedral and Portillo in South America, or Roundhill and Craigieburn in our own South Island, for your next getaway. In our home section, we focus on furniture. Georgina McCormack explores a selection of local and international designs that truly honours the materials from which these statement pieces are made, while Luci Morris takes us through a beautiful family home, which owners Peter and Judith Lange designed around a vision of bringing the family together. One of the most enjoyable aspects of putting together this issue was working on our childrenswear fashion shoot – there is something so refreshing about working with children. Our photographer Charlie Jackson used the set to create a magical winter wonderland, which brought out the cheeky nature and playful side of our children – all of whom are related to a member of the Style team. Keeping fit mentally and physically in winter can be a challenge, especially if you are in an office all day. Our wellness writer Elly McGuinness offers advice to keep you fighting fit in our beauty section. Following this, we look at essential tips for keeping skin hydrated to ensure you feel your best this winter. If you are heading up to the ski fields this winter, make sure to read our etiquette column on page 81, as no one likes a social faux pas on the slopes. Enjoy this issue of Style Victoria Tait EDITOR Instagram: Style_Christchurch


In the April issue, our Hunt For The Million-Dollar Eggs report included, on page 20, an incorrectly labelled image. Described as the Love Trophy Egg, the image featured was The Pearl Egg, made in 2015 by the house of Fabergé. The egg was purchased by Hussain Al-Fardan, chairman of the Alfardan Group, founding director of Investcorp. He is a renowned natural pearl collector who paid an undisclosed seven-figure price for the object. Love Trophy Egg

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FIND. The Cheesecake Shop, the franchise founded by brothers Warwick and Robert Konopacki in Sydney 26 years ago, has opened its first South Island branch at 205A Hills Road, Edgeware. Perfect for all celebrations; we love their Jamaican chocolate cake. Freedom Furniture is re-opening on Moorhouse Avenue, six years after the devastating earthquake caused the destruction of its original Christchurch store of 15 years, which was located on the same street. We’ve just got our hands on some great basics from Postie+ and are rather impressed with the organic cotton tees. Coming in a range of colours, with a choice of round or V-neck, these are a stylish staple for any wardrobe.


Clicquot in the Snow is almost upon us once again, bringing the annual four-day luxury champagne celebration to Queenstown from Thursday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 6th. Locals and visitors to Queenstown will be offered a chance to toast to winter with the Rata Long Lunch, Kathryn Wilson fashion show and Cliquot Croquet – the highest game of croquet in the southern hemisphere. A significant touring exhibition of historically and spiritually inspired works by New Zealand artist Kushana Bush has opened at Christchurch Art Gallery. Pop in for some cultural indulgence. Looking for something to get your heart pumping on a cold winter’s day? F45 is a combination of high-intensity interval, circuit and functional training, condensed in a 45-minute session that changes every day. Tried it, sweated it out and survived at F45 Riccarton (100 Riccarton Road)!


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INSIDE WORD INDULGE. The results of the Reader’s Digest annual Trusted Brand survey are out, and for the sixth consecutive year Whittaker’s has taken out the top award, being voted Most Trusted Brand by surveyed consumers. The family business, which has been making high-quality chocolate for more than 120 years, was also voted Most Iconic Brand and took out the confectionery category accolade, too. Have you explored the range of craft beers available in our country? Fillosophy is a ‘craft beer fillery’ at which 36 taps pour an everchanging array of beers and ciders at 398 Ferry Road, Woolston. The George Hotel is celebrating its 30th birthday this month; we raise a glass to a Christchurch icon, and its record of exceptional service.

SPEND. Need some weekend chill inspiration? Take it from Bella Hadid. In the latest Nike sportswear campaign, shes wears the iconic Nike Cortez originally released in 1972. When winter weekends get long and cold, it might be time for a splurge. We love the lavish range of new super-luxe beauty carried by MECCA, including ARgENTUM La Potion Infinie anti-age cream, packed full of hydrating, rejuvenating ingredients. Also check out Rodin’s range of body oils, each formulated to combat the winter months by nourishing dry areas with a golden elixir of essential oils. Finally, for targeting tired eyed, Patchology’s innovative patch technology offers the ultimate in deep hydration. We also hear Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® has launched a new detox mask, the City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask. This resurfacing mask instantly lifts impurities out of the skin, and promotes the skin’s natural detoxification system for a brighter, smoother, virtually poreless-looking complexion.

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HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES Experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history. Horncastle Arena




SNOW WHITE Everyone’s ready to see Snow White – except the actors haven’t shown up. Enjoy this child-friendly show, which asks for audience help to find the missing actors. Court Theatre

ICE SKATING IN CATHEDRAL SQUARE Enjoy the thrill of being inside a giant Snow Globe while snowflakes tumble around you in a picturesque scene. Cathedral Square


-15 SONGS FOR NOBODIES Ali Harper shares five encounters between legendary divas and everyday women. Featuring the music of Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas. Court Theatre

NEW ZEALAND OPERA: CARMEN An enduringly popular opera, Carmen is an exotic show with a fearless heroine. This production is by Lindy Hume, who is known for her brilliantly theatrical productions. Isaac Theatre Royal


THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW The incredible stories by genius of children’s literature, Eric Carle, come to life on stage. The show features 75 enchanting puppets. Isaac Theatre Royal


MADDIE COLLINS FUNDRAISER: SHOULD TIM SHADBOLT BE PM OF NZ? A fun debate with Kiwi personalities to raise money for 13-year-old Maddie Collins who urgently requires a kidney transplant. Addington Events Centre

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ThE AxISS RANGE Available at Edward Gibbon Functional, thoughful and beautiful

With a vision of providing New Zealanders with market leading, functional and top quality showerware and tapware, Felton still proudly designs and finishes each and every product right here in Aoteroa. At the forefront of innovation, Felton’s sleek and modern designs are focused on the end user, combining technologies with aesthetic appeal and the Axiss range is no exception. Functional, thoughtful and beautiful, the Axiss range changes how we use our sink mixers. With its sleek and modern form inspired by organic curves, Axiss delivers a new level of usability and flexibility. The Axissrange is available in a number of finishes –chrome, brushed nickel and

electroplated matte black. The brushed nickel and matte black are not only stylish but practical as their resistance to water spots makes them low maintenance. If you’re after a little more functionality, the Axiss Touch Sink Mixer features low sensitivity, capacitive touch technology – which means there is no need to touch the handle with dirty hands. The cold only touch activation makes it safe for children to use as there is no chance of accidental hot water scalding and the 2 second water delivery provides an efficient stream of cold water for quick and frequent tasks. Visit Edward Gibbon showrooms for more information.

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Our picks of the southern hemisphere’s most enticing ski resorts will have you polishing your skis and coordinating your skiwear in readiness for a great season. Words Victoria Tait


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Located in Argentina’s Patagonia Lake District, Cerro Catedral is one of the largest ski areas in South America, with stunning scenery in both the village and on the mountain itself. Translating to Cathedral Hill, its name was presumably inspired by the dramatic rock peaks that crown the mountain’s summit. It has diverse terrain offerings – from tree skiing to a number of off-piste or unmarked options – across its 607 skiable hectares, providing slopes for every level of confidence and experience. It’s also one of the most developed ski areas in South America, making it a good choice for families or travelling groups. Terrain: 17% of its trails are beginner runs, 35% serve intermediates, and a large portion caters to more skilled skiers: 26% of runs are advanced, and 22% are for experts only. Après-ski: There is no lack of nightlife, with a diverse range of bars, restaurants, dance clubs and even a casino. There are also a variety of lodging options, meaning the mountain can cater to all tastes and budgets. When to go: June to mid-October Level: Family Details:

Located two hours north-east of Santiago and just 5km from the Argentinian border, Portillo is often the first place that comes to mind for southern hemisphere skiing. Portillo is one of the oldest resorts in the area, and part of its rich history includes hosting several World Championship skiing competitions – the only southern hemisphere country to do so. The trails tend to be uncrowded, and Portillo’s high elevation – 3310m at the highest point – lends to dry powder that makes for some great turns. Terrain: Portillo is also accessible by heli-skiing, and its 526 skiable hectares are broken down as 15% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 25% expert. Après-ski: Portillo does not have a resort town. The focus is on skiing, and skiing only, which is one of the reasons it’s a popular place for world-class skiers to train. Portillo’s main lodging option is the famous yellow hotel, which is often heralded as a hallmark of the mountain. When to go: June to mid-October Level: Family/Experienced Details:



Situated in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Thredbo Resort caters to everyone due to its extensive mix of trails, which vary from beginner slopes to some of the longest runs in Australia. Thredbo is known for its family-orientated feel and offers a special ski-school service for children; allowing them to gain confidence on the slopes in safety, while also giving them the chance to make friends and play. Family programmes are also available, as are snowboarding lessons and snow biking experiences. The resort also offers the largest snowmaking system in the southern hemisphere, guaranteeing a long and reliable ski season. Terrain: There are over 50 trails spanning nearly 202 hectares of skiing, including terrain parks for skiers and riders of all levels. Après-ski: Thredbo is a full-service resort complete with lodging accommodation, shopping, and many restaurant options. There are also lots of nightlife options, including the famous Schuss Bar which features live comedy, highenergy music, and themed ‘locals’ nights. When to go: End of July to mid-September Level: Family Details:

Situated on Lake Wanaka, Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island. The terrain covers two basins – the Saddle and Home Basin, with fans of steep and challenging terrain that Treble Cone claims as some of the best in the country. Although Treble Cone has quite the reputation for hardcore skiers, the resort has recently made an effort to appeal to families. With plenty of childcare facilities and kids clubs available, parents can tackle the steep slopes while children are taken care of. Terrain: 550 hectares, with beginner slopes covering 10%, intermediate 45%, and advanced 45% of the skiable area. Après-ski: While Treble Cone does not have its own town or village, Wanaka is only a short drive away. On the field, there is the Base Lodge Sun Deck which offers made-to-order burgers and pizzas, as well as a café, bar, and sun deck. The base also houses a medical centre, snow sports school, snow rental shop, childcare centre (3-6 years), and retail shops. When to go: July-September Level: Family Details:

Treble Cone Resort, New Zealand

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Roundhill, New Zealand

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Located in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Cragieburn Valley Ski Area is not for the faint-hearted, or even beginners for that matter, as the terrains are intended for experienced skiers and riders. Cragieburn Valley is varied, exciting, and challenging with the infamous 600m vertical descent of Middle Basin – which is often compared to a heli-skiing experience – accessible by way of an easy traverse from the tow. Terrain: Covers 400 hectres and is split almost equally between intermediate and expert, with a breakdown of 0% beginner, 55% intermediate, and 45% advanced/ expert. Après-ski: With a classic club field, entertainment options are relaxed and simple. The day lodge, located near the top of the mountain, serves hot food and fresh coffee. There are two overnight lodges – Koroheke and Matuhi – tucked away just below treeline. When to go: July-October Level: Experienced Details:


Portillo, Chile Cerro Catedral, Argentina


Roundhill is a family ski field with stunning views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. The learners’ slope is fantastic for little ones as it features a platter lift and two beginners’ rope tows, while, for intermediate skiers, there are two T-bars that provide access to trails with lots of natural dips and curves. If you are seeking something more adventurous, Roundhill is home to Australasia’s largest vertical drop at a vertigo-inducing 783m, and also plays host to the longest and steepest rope tow in the world. Terrain: Its size has increased significantly in recent years from 60 to approximately 600 skiable hectares, making it one of the largest New Zealand ski resorts. This expansion was brought about by the addition of the record-breaking Heritage Express Rope Tow, and has also allowed for the incorporation of an advanced area to what was a beginner/intermediate field. Après-ski: The ski field facilities and services are somewhat basic, but more than adequate for the essentials. The day lodge has a licenced café, and many visitors bring along a chilly bin with their own food and drink and set up deck chairs. The Von Brown Hut is a fabulous spot for après-ski drinks. When to go: July-October Level: Family Details:

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This laid-back feeling extends to the less-crowded ski field and makes it a great environment in which to learn the basics and gain confidence.

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The Remarkables, New Zealand


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The Remarkables, New Zealand

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The Remarkables easily claims the top spot when it comes to family skiing in the southern hemisphere, due to its relaxed Kiwi atmosphere and less commercialised feel. This laid-back feeling extends to the less-crowded ski field and makes it a great environment in which to learn the basics and gain confidence. There are a wide range of activities on offer, including snow tubing, and as an added bonus, kids under the age of 10 get to ski for free. What’s more, The Remarkables gets better snow cover than its southern neighbours, ensuring a long season and plenty of opportunities for experienced skiiers and snowboarders to make the most of the advanced trails and off-piste areas. The beautiful surroundings make for a great way to spend time off the slopes as well, with the mountain range bordering the picturesque Lake Wakatipu, and the ski field being less than a 45 minute drive from Queenstown. For the ultimate memorable experience, make the most of the heli-skiing opportunities The Remarkables offers by taking in the scenery from above before taking to the slopes. Terrain: The ski field covers 220 hectares, split into 30% beginner runs, 40% intermediate, and 30% advanced. Après-ski: There is a fully-licensed café, bar and Snack Shack on the snow. Keep an eye out for events over the season and the stunning village of Queenstown is a mere 20-minute drive away. When to go: July-October Level: Family Details:

WHAT PEOPLE WANT! Lynette McFadden Real estate has its share of ‘I want’ moments: I want a sale, I want a listing, I want that listing, I want this price. The list is a long one, demands coming in from every participant and stakeholder involved in the process of buying and selling real estate.

good and the bad, not just the sanitized and the sloppy. I will turn up on time and market your home with flair and intelligence, chasing every lead till it goes no further. Now some ‘I wills’ from owners.

Consultants who want so many things matched by owners who want one very specific thing, and that’s More! This is usually followed by the word ‘Money’. It’s a simple enough request, but like all simple matters, the devil is in not just the detail but the delivery.

The words I don’t hear enough of are, I will: I will do what it takes, I will work longer, harder, smarter, putting your (the clients) interests over my own.

I will take an interest in your recommendations on how to get the best result. I will have my home presented in a manner that will attract buyers and their attention, and if I’ve got it wrong I will take on board what you say. I will provide you with accurate and truthful details about my property and I will not say there is insulation everywhere when there is not, or the underfloor heating is throughout the entire house when it stops at the living room. Here are some buyer ‘I wills’. I will let you know if I no longer want to keep my appointment so you don’t have to spend time and energy on research or drive for miles. I will give you the best brief I can so that when I ask you to show me three-bedroom townhouses


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but I buy a two-bedroom villa you understand. Like everyone else, as a stakeholder in this relationship I want things as well. I want the business I’ve worked two decades on and in to stand for something. I want people to be proud to work for it. I want to lead with integrity and inspire standout performance. What are my ‘I wills’? I will work as long and as hard as it takes everyday. I will provide consistent, inspirational leadership, anchored with a commitment to the needs of our team and our clients. And I’ll try to balance the 50 balls I’ve got up in the air without falling over, losing the plot or being hit in the head by one. Not easy!



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Q&A “My vision is to make this office, this team and this franchise the very best in real estate”

Tony Jenkins CEO of Harcourts Holmwood talks about their new purpose built real estate office on Ilam Road So let’s start with asking about why the old building had to go: The earthquake created a significant amount of damage to the building which compromised its functionality as well as falling below the safety standards we believed necessary for our clients and our team. Once the decision was made we started the long process of what would best suit the needs of our clients and our staff. In some ways this was a battle between what we knew we needed and tried to look into the crystal ball to future proof things as much as we could.

Given that you had really a blank canvas to work from for the new building, what was your vision of what it should offer? I have always believed that the client should come first in business and so central to our thinking was what can we do to make the sometimes stressful process of selling or buying a property easier? With that in mind we knew there had to be several non negotiables: access had to be easy to see a Sales Consultant or attend an auction. Auctions are a cornerstone of our business and I was determined to have a quality auction room as part of the new building. It had to be a friendly place and that is why, we will have a café on site so our clients can have a coffee and discuss their property needs or come upstairs and meet in one of our customised meeting rooms to chat in private with a Consultant. My vision is to make this office, this team and this franchise the very best in real estate.

So how is this building going to help you achieve that? Of course a building by itself can achieve nothing, but with the team we have, and the state-of-the-art technology we have invested in, I firmly believe we have the basis


for future growth. We want to add further experienced Real Estate Consultants as well as select a number of new sales consultants who wish to take advantage of what Holmwood provides. Being the dominant real estate company in this area gives us a special responsibility to do our very best for our clients and we are very mindful of the need to look after everyone that enters our building.

And the team is benefiting from the new office? Great question and the short answer is a resounding ‘yes’. We have worked so hard to give each consultant the very best resources to achieve their best. So many quality offices, meeting rooms, a stunning staffroom as well as an amazing Boardroom with built in presentation and video capability.

Tell us Tony, what are your plans going forward? Well while I am so excited about having seen Ilam 2 change from a somewhat unwelcoming building, to this amazing structure I feel my plans for the future have just started. Beyond that, it is, as always, about the client and I am driven to continue to provide the very best for them. So social media, digital marketing, and our revamped website help us continue to enhance communication and information. However, I would be hard pushed to give up

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on my core belief that the best real estate is conducted when clients meet with a Consultant face to face.

So if one was interested in getting into real estate or understanding what’s involved, what do they need to do? There is so much happening throughout our five offices I am keen to attract the very best people in and out of real estate to join the team. It was with that in mind that we have decided to hold a Careers Evening on the 12th of July focused specifically on women who are returning to the workforce or are looking to enhance their life opportunities by running their own business. For some who prefer a less public path, I am always available for a quiet chat which I would always treat as confidential.

For further information please contact: Tony Jenkins Harcourts Holmwood CEO 027 432 2896

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Wednesday 12th July, 7pm Ilam 2 Office, 397-399 Ilam Road, Ilam Take this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about a rewarding career in real estate.

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SILVER LINING Despite being reluctant to build, these homeowners have achieved a beautiful end result. Luci Morris takes us inside. Photography Kate Claridge

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eter and Judith Lange’s home is bold and compelling, as well as generous and inviting. From the outside in, the home’s strong lines intersect and create new shapes, whilst colours and textures interact in ways that are refreshing, sophisticated and creative. For the couple, building from the ground up was not something they had planned on doing, in either the near or distant future. Peter explains that their “1970s red brick house didn’t flow. The layout was ‘higglety pigglety’ having been added onto several times.” In spite of this, they had been in the house for several years and in the leafy hillside neighbourhood of Cashmere for over a decade – and had no intention of moving or building. The earthquake of February 2011 shook up life as they knew it, damaging the family home beyond repair. Reluctantly, the couple undertook the challenge of building a new home for themselves and their teenage daughters. With the option to design-and-build and get exactly what they wanted, they elected to build with Benchmark Homes. “Going into it, we had a reasonable idea of what we wanted,” says Peter, “a family home with large open-plan living that would capitalise on views up the valley.” Using an architect through Benchmark Homes, the Langes finally got to see their ideas materialise. “That was the most exciting part,” says Peter, “We knew what we wanted, but we needed someone else to visualise and configure it for us. It was an ‘oh wow’ moment.”


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“The home has focal points that bring us all back together.” – homeowner Peter Lange

With a vision for the house now clear in their minds, the thing they hadn’t planned on doing now presented itself as a opportunity to create their dream home: a home replete with warmth and personality, and bursting with those “oh wow” moments. Over the next year, the 320sqm twostorey house, comprising five or six bedrooms and three bathrooms, took shape. When it came to the exterior, Peter explains, “we ummed and ahhed over the cladding; but in the end we went with Plan A: half cedar and half Rockcote cladding system.” The horizontal cedar boards wrap around the front of the house, tucking neatly into the white Rockcote cladding – the configuration achieving a perfect balance of contrasting materials and tones. With a backdrop of hills and trees, this home has a commanding presence. Of the details that make this home compelling, project manager Brayden McGuire remarks on the “oak flooring that leads you through the entranceway and into the familyliving area”, and commends the “stunning” oak veneer beams, which offer definition and distinction to the living spaces on the ground floor, whilst drawing the eye upwards. Between these beams, a staircase with glass balustrades leads upstairs, the glass folding

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around the corner to frame a bridge that overlooks the comings and goings below – the combination epitomising the ingenuity behind the home’s design. Brayden also mentions the interesting internal upstairs window: with its bi-fold cedar shutters, it bursts through the patterned wallpaper to create a connection with the living spaces below – a further example of the innovative and charming ways that spaces interact. As Peter points out, “The home has focal points that bring us all back together.” The kitchen-dining-family – Peter’s favourite space in the house – is the nexus of family life, comprising many such focal points. The openplan layout, raised ceiling and feature window mean the space stretches into other areas of the home, whilst connecting with the garden. “It is one big area and has great flow,” he says. When asked to identify one aspect that makes this house special, Brayden’s response speaks of the exquisite, seemingly effortless combination of many features: “There are so many details – it is simply a beautiful house, inside and out.” Looking back on the process, Peter emphasises that “it was pretty daunting”, but that they have come out of it ‘rapt’ with what has been achieved.


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Jeff Merrin from Lume Design and Melissa Merrin from Interiors by Lume share their advice on the importance of collaboration in creating great design.


reating a home to be proud of is something we all aspire to do. A home that reflects our personality, is a safe haven for our family and one that we love to share good times with friends within adds meaning to our lives. However, many of us are time-poor and benefit from that little extra va-va-voom a professional can bring to both the planning and execution of this daunting task. Finding the right person to entrust with your home’s conception can be just as challenging. Owner of Lume Design, Jeff Merrin, believes creating great spaces is all about communication and collaboration. “We believe that great design is a process of communication, inspiration, experience and restraint. Finding a design partner that can understand what you want and what you are trying to achieve is key to creating a great design.” However, it’s not just the relationship between client and designer that is key. It is also the working relationship between the various industry professionals that can dictate the end result. “It’s really important to have a good working relationship with other industry professionals – ones that share your ethos when it comes to design. For us, the key to creating a great design is one that not only celebrates the architecture but also creates a functional and liveable space for our clients,” says Jeff.

It helps, then, that award-winning interior designer and owner of Interiors by Lume, Melissa Merrin, shares the same ethos. “Some of the best results we have delivered to our clients have come from working together. We understand each other and what the other is trying to achieve. At the same time, we are able to challenge each other and bring a fresh perspective to the other’s design,” says Melissa. By working collaboratively they create designs that celebrate the architecture and enhance the liveability of each space. Jeff brings an exceptional attention to detail and functionality while Melissa brings an eye for design and style. The end result is beautifully crafted design that combines function with beauty. “Clients put a lot of trust in us to deliver a design that meets their needs. Being able to bring a design to life for them is imperative. You need to bring your clients on the journey with you. As a professional you can envisage what a space can potentially look like but that’s not always the case for some clients. Giving them inspiration and sharing ideas is really important and instrumental to the process.” No matter whether it’s starting from scratch, remodelling or upgrading, design starts with a great relationship. From there, collaboration, communication and a desire to create spaces that celebrate your personality and style will form the heart of all great designs. •



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“ Architecture has the power to inspire, intrigue, and give meaning.” – Mike Callaghan


As the region rebuilds after the earthquakes, Richard Dalman believes it is important to reflect on the quality of our new buildings.


n May, the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Resene Architecture Awards for Canterbury bestowed praise and recognition upon 25 projects from 70 entries throughout the region. The winning projects varied in scale from very large and complex to compact and humble. This month we profile some of the award winners. The Arts Centre Clock Tower and Great Hall was the recipient of a Heritage Award. The original buildings were designed by Benjamin Mountfort, with the restoration being completed by Warren and Mahoney Architects. The project was extremely challenging, and Mike Callaghan, a local architect and Canterbury jury convenor, commented: “Hands-on design development was required every day as no detail or space was the same... but the result is spectacular and thought-provoking.” Another winner, Burwood Hospital, was a collaborative project between three practices – Jasmax, Klein, and Sheppard and Rout. The outcome is a building focused on staff and patients’ wellbeing, many of whom have long rehabilitation stays. The extensive use of natural lighting, ventilation and views to the parkland contribute to a homely and comforting environment. The Christchurch North Methodist Church on Harewood Road by Dalman Architects is a strong but simple form that speaks of its religious function. The church is deliberately open and welcomes passers-by to view the congregation and worship space. The highlevel tower window serves to not only allow natural light to pour into the building, but also to acknowledge the spire of the former church, which had been a previous local landmark. Of the commercial winners, a public favourite is the Christchurch Adventure Park by AW

Architects, which was heroically saved from the devastating Christchurch fires. It consists of four simple building forms that create a village green atmosphere within the forest. Black metal cladding, pine plywood lining, and prefabricated elements were used to successfully meet the tight time frame and budget. A bold entry and Resene Colour Award winner is Fush, by C. Nott Architects, a fish ’n’ chip restaurant in Wigram. The restaurant plays on the imagination with the bold use of blue colour, giving diners an impression of being underwater. Each year the Institute recognises significant buildings of the past with an Enduring Architecture Award. This year there were two such awards presented: firstly, the mirror glass home in Butler Street by Maurice Mahoney; and secondly, the Templeton Chapel of the Holy Family by George Lucking. The latter is not only great architecture in terms of its form and function, but also in that it provides a critical place of focus and belonging for the local community. The awards aim to show why good architecture matters in the ongoing development of New Zealand’s cities, towns, and communities. In my view, it is clear from this year’s awards that many inspiring and unique new structures have been built, adding great character to our environment. I will, however, leave the final words to Mike Callaghan: “Great architecture begins with strong ideas; it is about creating exceptional environments for people to live, work, and play. It is also about joy – that sense of wonderment you find when you encounter an uplifting space or discover an unexpected detail. Architecture has the power to inspire, intrigue, and give meaning.”

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Landscape architect Craig Wilson shares advice to show how a large property needn’t become a ‘life sentence’ block.

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art of the enjoyment of working in the residential sphere of landscape architecture in Canterbury is the opportunity to work at a range of scales, with an equally wide range of clients. Projects can range from a spacious lifestyle block in Ohoka to a pocket-sized urban courtyard in a high-density central-city residential housing development. An effective landscape plan will see the same principles and design process applied, regardless of the size of the land parcel in question. The design elements incorporated at both ends of the scale can often be similar but utilised to reflect the differing project requirements and restraints. Landscape design in a rural context is no less complex than its urban counterpart but by nature is generally less intensive, with the design elements and project costs spread over a broad area. A good understanding of the resulting maintenance requirements must be evident, or the design aspirations may never be realised. A useful concept I learned from a cherished design mentor, which can be applied to keep maintenance levels in check, is that of the golf course, where the course and its surrounds are broken down into the ‘green’, the ‘fairway’ and the ‘rough’. This concept is useful to both organise and describe the resulting spaces and required maintenance input of a rural landscape design. When applied, these

conceptual areas may look as follows; ‘The Green’: the immediate area around the house and other key structures, where the design is of a finer scale with more detailed planting and the highest maintenance requirement. ‘The Fairway’: a wider area, visually and spatially connected to the house and still exhibiting elements of design, but with restrained detail and a reduced maintenance load. Lastly, ‘The Rough’: the extremities of a property which may only be seldom viewed or frequented and possibly only consist of lawn and trees, with mowing and an occasional spray and mulch around them the only maintenance needed. It’s pretty evident when you visit a rural property whether or not the owner has created an environment that matches their maintenance, skill and budget. Good planning and design can prevent the lifestyle block from slowly morphing into the often referred to and dreaded ‘life sentence’ block.

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Art journalist Anne Hudson has the rare opportunity to explore masterpieces from the Tate Gallery in London, on exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery, until July 16.


f you are visiting Auckland before mid-July, I recommend a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland is very proud of this institution, a feeling that the nation should share as it is a beautiful place with award-winning architecture, and art of both national and international significance. The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate looks at the representation of the nude body from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through to the contemporary era, and demonstrates how social attitudes and mores have influenced art throughout different historical periods. The earlier work was created for the pleasure of viewing, while the more contemporary pieces were created with the intention of challenging our ideas and perceptions. Drawing, painting and sculpting the human body has always been central to artists’ practice, which makes this exhibition so interesting. The title of the exhibition establishes our expectations; we will see the body, the human form exposed and laid before us for our titillation and edification. ‘Laid’ has more modern connotations which are not explicit in this exhibition, but themes of sexuality, gender, and feminism are an underlying thread throughout. Let us start with Lord Frederic Leighton’s The Bath of Psyche. This beautiful woman is like a

goddess, lightly draped in soft fabric and about to bathe. She stands in a classical landscape of Roman columns with her arms raised to create a sensuous pose, the framing of the painting designed by the artist to enhance the visual effect of the work for the viewer. This woman was created by amalgamating the most beautiful features of several female bodies, this Victorian version of image editing demonstrating the expectations and desires that governed the depiction of the female form at that time. What’s more, this beautiful woman also highlights gender politics of the era, as she was created originally with only the male viewer in mind. Nude portraits such as these served as outlets for gentlemen of the time to gaze upon the female form without being improper, while women were not permitted to view the works. Nowadays, by contrast, men and women can enjoy this lovely lady together, highlighting the shift in social and cultural norms that has occurred since the work was created. The following room leads us into the modernist era where the nude body is no longer depicted in the classical realm but instead in that of the everyday; the bathroom, the boudoir. The nude is still a central subject for these painters, but the sitter is now more than just a subject, increasingly she is a wife, a lover, a prostitute, or muse. Through this personal connection, we are invited into

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Drawing, painting and sculpting the human body has always been central to artists’ practice, which makes this exhibition so interesting.

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the private space of the artist and his subject, and are encouraged to consider the body more intimately and perhaps voyeuristically. Pierre Bonnard paints his wife taking a bath and Pablo Picasso depicts his lover Marie Thérèse nude in an armchair, while Henri Matisse in Draped Nude places his subject in an exotic Moroccan setting. The signature work of this exhibition is Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, the enormous marble sculpture of two entwined lovers caught in a moment of passion working on many levels. Its sheer size is quite sublime, with the poses of the beautiful couple simultaneously showcasing strength, beauty, passion, and vulnerability. The male, Paolo, is muscular with large feet and hands which hold the delicate almost childlike figure of Francesca in a loving embrace. In doing this, the piece is able to capture and create from stone a moment that is fluid, graceful, and tender, a material so synonymous with being hard, cold, and impassive. The exhibition continues with equally profound pieces that appeal viscerally to the viewer, while the artists reveal their souls through their work. This section of the exhibition is more challenging both visually and intellectually but time taken studying the work is rewarding. The work of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Sir Stanley Spencer, Willem de Kooning and others make us aware of the fragility and complexity of life and love. We are asked to leave behind our stereotypical ideas of not only what should constitute a work of art, but also our social constructs of truth and beauty. Through the use of sculpture, abstract painting, and photography, the artists turn our accepted notions upside down and make us think about ourselves and our own reality, our own bodies and our perceptions of them.


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The Women’s Bodyfitzone Long Sleeve Crewe is a stretchy Icebreaker Merino base layer ideal for long, high-output days on skis. Constructed with lightweight 200gm stretch merino wool, its strategically-placed merino mesh panels help regulate body temperature during stop-and-go days in the mountains.


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Brother Design Stars are giving young creative talent the chance to grab the limelight at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week Graduate Show. Now in its fourth year, the show will centre around the design theme ‘Steal the Show’, and encourages entrants to create a design that stands out from the crowd. Watch to see the winners, who will be announced in August.




Three Christchurch entrepreneurs have collaborated to develop Kept, a brand offering an exquisite range of scarves and gloves. These timeless designs are crafted in Italy and Germany in partnership with multi-generational family businesses to ensure the highest possible levels of quality. All products from the limited collections are made from premium natural materials such as cashmere, wool, silk and leather.

Our central city is becoming more vibrant each day and is increasingly carving out a reputation as a top fashion retail destination. Cult favourite fashion store Infinite Definite transitioned from the Re:Start Mall into its High Street store last month, and offers an eclectic mix of brands for both men and women, ranging from Lonely and Nobody Denim to Stolen Girlfriends Club and their own eponymous brand, Infinite Definite. We are loving Rolla’s Jeans’ new men’s range. Head Over Heels is also a new arrival at The Crossing; a mecca for shoe-lovers city-wide, with a reputation synonymous with quality and top brands. Currently on the shelf are the justlanded Beau Coops – we are running in to get our hands on these stunning Rainne boots.

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WONDERLAND Embrace the magic of winter with these divine outfits for girls and boys.

Stylist Victoria Tait Photography Charlie Jackson Models Mathilda, Beatrix and Freddie Smulders, Ava and Henry Preece, Alexander and Sophia Tait, Taylor and Joshua Mullinger Hair Sophie Matthews, Bliss Hair Salon Makeup Odette Inglis and Madeline Fergus, KSSM Sophia wears Tutu Ruffle Layer Skirt $49 in navy, Reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket in blue $69.90, and Cable Knit Beanie $39.90, both from Seed Heritage, with Bunny Slip On Trainer $39.95, and Pink Ballet Tights $12.95, both by Cotton On.


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Henry wears Quilted Sweater $44.90, with black Skinny Jean $59.90, both from Seed Heritage. Freddie wears blue Reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket $69.90, with Jack Chino $39.95, from Cotton On, with Ankle Strap High Top Shoes $89.90 by Country Road. Taylor wears Padded Front Jacket $89.90 by Witchery, Twill Pant $59.90 by Seed Heritage and New Balance 690v2 Trail Trainer $100. Joshua wears yellow Puffa Vest $59.90 by Seed Heritage, own grey top, Jarvis Track Denim Pant $44.95 from Cotton On and Xceed Chase Trainer $49.95 from Hannahs. Mathilda wears The Pocket Crop Knit $89.90 with Metallic Pleat Skirt $64.90, both by Witchery, and own tights and shoes.

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Alexander wears Orange Puffa Vest $59.90 and black Skinny Jean $59.90 both from Seed Heritage, with own shoes. Sophia wears Sequined Tutu $69.90, Frill Shoulder Tee $34.90 and Marle Spot Puffa Jacket $89.90, all from Seed Heritage, with Bunny Slip On Trainer $39.95 and Pink Ballet Tights $12.95, both by Cotton On. Ava wears Cherry Pom Pom Tee $44.90 by Seed Heritage and Metallic Legging $34.90 from Witchery. Beatrix wears Sequin Windcheater top $49.90 and Quilted Skirt $44.90, both from Seed Heritage, with Twinkle Toes Step Up-Sparkle Spice Skechers $89. All girls wear Diamante Cat Headbands $14.90 from Seed Heritage.

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Ava wears Cherry Pom Pom Tee $44.90 by Seed Heritage, Metallic Legging $34.90 from Witchery and own shoes. Beatrix wears Sequin Windcheater top $49.90 and Quilted Skirt $44.90, both from Seed Heritage, with Twinkle Toes Step Up-Sparkle Spice $89 by Skechers. Mathilda wears The Pocket Crop Knit $89.90 and Metallic Pleat Skirt $64.90 both by Witchery, with own shoes. All girls wear Diamante Cat Headbands $14.90 from Seed Heritage.

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Sophia wears Sequined Tutu $69.90, Frill Shoulder Tee $34.90, and Marle Spot Puffa Jacket $89.90, with Diamante Cat Headband $14.90, all from Seed Heritage, with Bunny Slip On Trainer $39.95 and Pink Ballet Tights $12.95, both by Cotton On. Henry wears Quilted Sweater $44.90 and black Skinny Jean $59.90, both from Seed Heritage, with New Balance 690v2 Trail Trainer $100. Alexander wears Orange Puffa Vest $59.90 and black Skinny Jean $59.90, both from Seed Heritage, with own shoes. Freddie wears blue Reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket $69.90, Jack Chino $39.95, from Cotton On and Ankle Strap High Top Shoes $89.90 by Country Road.

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Beatrix wears Spree Ski Jacket $199.99 by Macpac, Metallic Legging $34.90 from Witchery, with Kids Shred Snow Goggle $39.95 from Torpedo 7 and Girls Bal Harbour Trainers $55 by Ralph Lauren. Mathilda wears Belay V2 Down Jacket $129.99 and Kids Shred Snow Goggle $39.95, both by Torpedo 7, with Denim Biker Jean $79.90 and Twinkle Toes Shuffles Twirly Toes $50 by Skechers.

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Freddie wears EGG Helmet $139.95 with Stars And Stripes Skin $29.95, Astro Hooded Down Jacket $199.99 by Macpac, Jack Chino $39.95 from Cotton On and Ankle Strap High Top Shoes $89.90 by Country Road.


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Do you spend a lot of time sitting? Elly McGuinness gives us some simple tips to help us mentally and physically.


any careers in the modern world involve sitting at a desk for lengthy periods. If you drive to work, you’ll often find yourself in a similar position throughout your commute, meaning that your body is spending a large portion of the day seated and immobile. The potential negative effects of prolonged sitting can range from raised blood pressure and excess abdominal fat to chronic lower back and hip pain. Follow these eight tips to help improve your wellbeing and posture. Take breaks, and plenty of them. Stop for at least 5-10 minutes every hour and don’t feel bad for doing so. Overall, you should find

you’re more alert and productive throughout the day. Do a few simple stretches or go for a short walk during your breaks in order to get your body into a different position. If you have a tendency to work non-stop, set an alarm on your phone to remind you to get up each hour. Drink plenty of water. This will help your brain to stay alert and will help reduce the likelihood of making poor nutrition choices throughout the day. It will also help you to put the first point into action – if you’re drinking enough water; you will need to get up for bathroom breaks at regular intervals!

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If possible at your workplace, consider setting up a sit-stand workstation so your body doesn’t remain in a fixed seated position all day. Get it set up professionally to ensure everything is at the right level for optimal posture. Go outside! During at least one of your breaks during the day, go for a walk outside. Also consider doing this before and/or after work. Exposure to sunlight can help boost your body’s vitamin D production and regulate your levels of serotonin, the chemical that helps control your mood, concentration, and sleep cycle. Go a step further and take a walk amongst nature if you can. Aim to regularly incorporate the ‘palms up’ posture into your day. This can helpful in combatting the forward-slouching posture that is so often conducive to tight shoulder and neck muscles. If your hands are on a keyboard, you can keep your forearms on your desk, but turn your palms so they are facing upwards. If you’re able to, consider closing your eyes for a minute while you do this, allowing yourself a bit of a ‘mental time out’. Try to find other opportunities during your day to turn your palms up (or facing forward if you are standing up). Plan ahead with healthy snacks such as fruit, vegetable sticks, hummus, nuts, seeds, boiled eggs, and even dark chocolate. This will help reduce the need to rush to the vending machine or cookie jar at 3pm each day, and will contribute to your overall health. If walking or biking to work is not an option for you, consider parking a few blocks away. This will help stretch out your legs and give you the chance to refresh your mind. Take up pilates or yoga on a regular basis. Both of these disciplines encourage an awareness of posture and an activation of the ‘core’ muscles, which can transfer into an increased attentiveness to posture while you are sitting down

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It’s wintertime and your skin needs some serious TLC. Words Victoria Tait


our skin behaves differently in winter. It’s up against the elements and subjected to colder temperatures, fiercer winds, and low humidity. So, it’s unsurprising many of us end up with flaky and lacklustre skin. In this issue we review some of the top products on the market as well as some essential tips that will help bring your skin back to life.


Foaming cleaners can strip your skin of its natural oils. In the winter months, we need as many of these as possible to keep our PH balance in check. Soap-free, non-lathering cleansers have a neutral pH, so they don’t disturb the acidic pH of your skin and are much less drying. We love Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, it’s suitable for even oily skin types, without being drying, and it’s a gel texture and is slightly exfoliating. Aesop Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser is another non-foaming cleaner, which gently cleanses the skin without completely stripping the surface layer of its natural oils.


A little mild exfoliation can actually help dry skin. This is because it removes the build-up of dead skin cells that are blocking the moisturising ingredients from getting through. We would recommend KORRES Beauty Shots Kiwi Mild Exfoliating Scrub – a mild exfoliate infused with a natural blend of energising kiwifruit, orange and apple juices, as well as Aloe barbadensis leaf juice and almond oil. Kate Somervillie ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment is an award-winning treatment that is purifying and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles right away, while calming and soothing skin.

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It’s best to look for an oil-free cream. We love the new Clarins HydraEssentiel range of creams that plump thirsty skin with precious moisture. The secret of the range is in the use of organic medicinal kalanchoe extract, which boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid production. If you need more intensive hydration try Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. This super hydrating, anti-ageing gel will plump skin and leave you with a juicy complexion. 16Brand Donkey Milk Cream, which is actually formulated with 10% donkey milk, is also a must try. This nourishing moisturiser instantly quenches skin, brightens and awakens dull, fatigued areas.


Winter skin needs additional care, which a night treatment and serum can provide. This season we are super impressed with Dermalogica’s Nightly Lip Treatment. Applied at night this magical cream firms and tightens fine lines around the lips, adds hydration and restores a barrier. Also worth a try is the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum – a refreshing, lightweight serum that restores comfort and radiance to super-thirsty skin, instantly soothing tightness and irritations, and for use morning and/or evening.


We hear this time and time again, because it is true. Keep up your fluids in the winter months. Drinking plenty of water is the number one key to hydrated skin.

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MARQUE MOREHU SUCCESS STORY SENIOR STYLIST AT VIVO SALON How did your career as a hair-stylist begin? I very first started as a hairstylist in a full-time course at Avonmore. I finished my first year of hairdressing five weeks early thanks to the support of some amazing tutors! This is when my drive for success began. What made you look at getting into competition work? In 2013 and 2014 I won colour technician of the year and I think this is when I started thinking more about competitions. Social media played a big role in my vision and success, I started following all the top hair dressers in New Zealand and globally. I wanted to see my name where I was seeing theirs. What is most rewarding about the competition work you create? The most rewarding thing about competition work is having a vision, planning for it,and then finally seeing it come to life in front of you. Knowing that your hard work has brought your vision together. What is your advice for stylists who are thinking about getting into competition work? Do it! Put everything you have into it. If you have an idea, run with it, and do what you love and what you think is beautiful. Describe yourself in three words? Passionate, determined, focused. What do you love most about working at Vivo? Everything! I love how much support I receive from everyone, I love that Vivo is like a big family, the training we receive and the opportunities we are given to grow ourselves. What does the future hold for you? I want to grow and learn all I can, and continue having amazing clients who love coming to see me. I would like to travel the world more with my competition work and join artistic teams while creating beautiful work. One of my biggest goals is to work back stage at New York Fashion Week. Most of all I want to make my friends, family and Vivo proud.

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Using vitamin-rich formulations in your skincare routine can provide much-needed care to a sleep-deprived or hard-working body. Aesop’s Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream contains potent doses of Vitamin C and has been developed for those who live in high-polluted urban environments. This luxurious cream absorbs into the skin, elevating hydration levels and leaving a matte finish.

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa There’s relaxation, and then there’s real relaxation. In the picturesque alpine spa village of Hanmer Springs, the iconic Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is an absolute mustdo, especially in winter. Soak in the warmth of naturally-heated, mineral-filled waters and take in the view of snow-capped mountains and alpine forests. From soothing sulphur to water jets and bubbles, the 18 pools offer all the trimmings in a truly enviable setting. With temperature ranging from 28 degrees through to a toasty 42 degrees and The Spa on-site, this is relaxation at its best!


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Luxury, style and panoramic alpine views in the heart of Hanmer Springs, The St James is the perfect place to relax with a Winter Indulgence package.

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Heritage Hanmer Springs Experience the best of Hanmer Springs with the landmark Heritage Hotel, just a short stroll from the thermal pools. From a cosy room for two to a self-contained villa, all accommodation options are well appointed. Dine next to the open fire in the charming and historic Isobel’s Restaurant or al fresco on the sunny terrace surrounded by the landscaped garden and breath-taking alpine views. An excellent location for conferences, picturesque weddings and special getaway experiences, the Heritage enables you to escape the city bustle and be refreshed by crisp mountain air.

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Dunedin Railway Taieri Gorge Railway is one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing from the Dunedin railway station, the train travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery. Not to be missed, it’s an all-weather experience heightened by winter’s beauty.

Snow Denn From backpackers to private rooms, Snow Denn caters to all, in the heart of Methven. A large kitchen/dining area, ski storage room, and the friendliest staff make winter adventures easy.

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Motoring writer Ross Kiddie spends some time behind the wheel of the brand new five-series.


THE SPECS PRICE: BMW 530d, $144,800 DIMENSIONS: Length, 4936mm; width, 1868mm; height, 1479mm CONFIGURATION: Six-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive, 2993cc, 195kW, 620Nm, eight-speed automatic PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h, 5.7sec FUEL USAGE: 4.7l/100km

yclone Cook was doing its darnedest to drench Christchurch but there was little choice, I had to make a journey to my mother’s country home. The car I was driving was BMW’s new fiveseries – the 530d to be exact – and it was the perfect vehicle for the wet conditions, offering the poise and control you can get only with quality engineering. As it turned out, the further west I went the drier the roads became, but that mattered little as the new five-series is a car that you can drive much the same wet or dry. Yes, the 530d has mammoth power outputs – 195kW and 620Nm – but such is the way it puts power to ground, and the superb traction control devices, that there is little fear that grip in any situation would be lost. The 530d has a high level of specification for comfort and convenience in addition to the aforementioned safety aspect. It sells at $133,900 in standard form, but with BMW’s long list of optional extras, the test car hits the road at $144,800, with some of the specification items including an M-Sport package – consisting of 20in wheels, dynamic damper control and special brakes. While it’s quite an outlay, you do get a lot of car for the cost. For one, the BMW five-series is big; at almost 5m it sits squarely in the large luxury car market and has all of the on-board elements to cocoon its occupants in elegance and opulence, while imparting a sporty feel from behind the steering wheel. Under the bonnet sits a 2993cc, straight six-

cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. Not only does the engine stand out for its high power and torque figures, but the level of refinement and smoothness is most un-diesel-like, as it is immensely quiet at all speeds. It is also a freerevving engine; a lot of the latter is due to the never-ending supply of gearbox ratios. The engine is paired with a silky-smooth eight-speed transmission. One of the aspects which impressed me the most was the undetectable gear shifts; while the rev counter flicks back and then forward at the point of change, the transmission itself is so clean at shift-point there is no feel. As you would expect, the driver can take control over the shift process through steering wheel-mounted paddles, and there are also sport and comfort drive management protocols which the driver can use to set up the vehicle for any particular drive route. With the strong torque figures and the area at which maximum torque is reached (2000rpm) there is a strong feeling of urgency within the engine, the five-series in this form will lunge to 100km/h from a standstill in 5.7sec and will make a highway overtake – 80km/h120km/h – in 3.8sec. These figures don’t come at the cost of fuel waste. BMW claims an amazing 4.7-litre per 100km (60mpg) combined cycle rating for the big six, although I’ll have to be excused for a 6.9l/100km (41mpg) figure during testing time. The trip computer also lists a 5l/100km (56mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h which, taking into account my heavy foot, are spectacular figures.

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At highway speed, the 530d glides with quiet motion. Even with low-profile tyres the ride is fabulous, the suspension soaking up the uneven surfaces and making it hard to detect the jiggle often associated with stiff sidewalls. As you would expect with BMW, drive is channelled rearwards and because of the natural handling characteristics of rear-wheel-drive there is a neutral handling sensation. Taking into account the quality of feel through the steering wheel, the 530d feels biased towards sporty, but we are talking about a luxury vehicle, and the combination is sheer brilliance. If you also add in the punch from up front, the 530d is an amazing touring car. It dispenses

distance with ease and sips fuel until the point at which the driver is ready to launch forwards. It is also an easy car to drive at city speeds; the cockpit is loaded with clever electronic functions to make it manoeuvrable in tight confines, and if that metered car park has always been a navigational challenge, the 530d will park automatically for you at the touch of a button. It’s impossible not to be smitten with the new five-series, as it builds on the reputation of its predecessors but adds in an improvement factor that’s going to be hard to eclipse when the next generation rolls around, leaving me with the question – how good can future cars get?

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IN A WORLD OF ITS OWN If you’re looking for a casual, family-friendly place to go for dinner, look no further than Embers.

Words Bridget Rutherford Photography Charlie Jackson


have to admit, when I heard the restaurant was part of The Papanui Club, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But upon arrival, it was hard to miss the modern two-storey building, lit up with an impressive large glass lighting display inside that can be seen from Sawyers Arms Road. It opened just over a year ago and sits alongside the club’s other facilities, including bars, a carvery and a fitness centre. But you wouldn’t know it when visiting Embers – it seemed to be in a world of its own. When we were seated, we opened our menus to an impressive array of Argentinian-inspired options. And while there were vegetarian dishes, meat really took centre stage. For the entrée, I went with the prosciutto and manchego filled pastry empanadas, with wood-fired capsicum romesco. As we waited for our entrée to arrive, we were able to watch the chefs work their magic in the open-plan kitchen. From looking at the menu, it was difficult to decide what main to choose, given the options. The friendly waitress informed us the most popular choices were ‘From the Pit’, where you could choose from beef, pork or lamb cooked over the fire, served with duck fat roasted potatoes, vegetable medley, with house salad, chimichurri and red wine jus. But we couldn’t go past the mains. I opted for the venison with smoked garlic kumara whip, fava beans, candied bacon with blueberry and shiitake mushroom jus. The venison was tender and paired well with the kumara whip. The candied bacon was a nice touch, and added a bit of sweetness. My dining partner ordered the grain-fed Wakanui ribeye, with duck fat roasted potatoes, chorizo, chickpeas, wilted spinach, smoked tomato chutney and onion rings. As we ate, more patrons from the club’s bar filtered through to have dinner in the restaurant creating a vibrant atmosphere. When it came to dessert, we couldn’t look past the affogato. It was Embers’ take on the dessert, which featured coffee and vanilla bean ice cream, served with a Kahlua shot, espresso and honeycomb. Its presentation was excellent, served in a cocktail glass with a shot of Kahlua and espresso to pour over the ice cream. It was a nice way to top off a pleasant dining experience. All in all, Embers had a nice, social atmosphere, and was a good place to go for a laid-back meal out. The meals are on the larger side, however, so make sure you’re hungry. Embers is open from Wednesday to Sunday each week. Embers • The Papanui Club • 310 Sawyers Arms Road, Bishopdale • 359 9586 • Wed-Sat from 5pm, Sunday from noon

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NEWS Words Vanessa Ortynsky


If you didn’t catch it on Master Chef, matcha is the new supreme ingredient that is taking the western world by storm. The finely ground powder is that of specially grown and processed green tea. And there’s good news for matcha lovers in Christchurch as they can now sample the Japanese flavour throughout the city. Immerse yourself in matcha tea at T2 (Westfield Riccarton), where there’s everything from powder pouches to a full green tea-making kit. For a flavour hit, we recommend matcha soft-serve ice cream at Sushi Soldier (Little High Eatery) or the matcha waffles at Hello Sunday, Elgin Street, Sydenham.


Sweet & Savage operates out of a pictureperfect 1959 Airstream caravan in Akaroa. The freshly-made and downright delicious doughnuts incorporate surprising flavours like orange mascarpone and rock salt. If that’s not enough to get you over the hill, they are now available every Friday at Uncommon on Tuam Street.


Dessert favourite The Monday Room has rebranded as TMR and re-opened its doors at 161 High Street. Lucky for us, the new venue continues to serve beautifully-plated dinner, desserts and drink options – with lunch and brunch on the horizon.


Those who venture to Christchurch’s newest speakeasy, Red Light District, will be rewarded with an extensive cocktail menu and Asian-inspired bar menu. We suggest you get your glad rags on and head down Victoria Street to the opium den-style bar and restaurant. Ask for a Genever and ale, it’s our new favourite.


The Crowne Plaza’s reopening at 764 Colombo Street brings to the Christchurch food scene three new food and drink establishments: ground-floor Café 1851, Social Wine Bar and Market Place. Proudly staffed with its own butcher, fishmonger and grocer, Market Place is celebrating its arrival by offering diners a free ‘veggie patch’ when two mains are ordered. T&Cs apply. Booking essential. Offer is not valid in conjunction with other ongoing promotions and offers.



Top wines of the month matched with sumptuous foods.

The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara Riesling 2016 Fancy a glass of something fabulous? Try this aromatic Waipara riesling, from award-winning winemaker Simon McGeorge. It’s rich, generous and bursting with flavours of mandarin, lime and a hint of honey. This is a riesling that will surprise you.

Food Match Enjoy with Thai Larb Salad. The citrus and honey flavours will complement the ground beef, fresh coriander and green chilli.

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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 from 6.30am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Grand National Racing Carnival August 5 - 12. Start & finish your race day with us! 118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch Phone 03 342 7150

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

Fisherman’s WharF 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. Now open for Breakfast Sat/Sun from 8am. 39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton. Ph 328 7530 Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to 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


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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

Uncommon pride themselves on providing an out-of-the-ordinary café experience that showcases the region’s finest produce where fine dining techniques, flavours and presentation meet next-level service in modern, contemporary surrounds. You’ll find modern twists on café classics, including their famous Breakfast Board and Hot Cakes. Discover a slice of Melbourne café cool right here in Christchurch! Opens: Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm 262 Tuam Street, Christchurch 03 379 3977 or 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

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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. New Menu Out Now - come try our New Light Bites Selection Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue, Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378


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Industrial chic on the outside, awesomely trendy on the inside. We are the perfect venue for private functions. Our cafe also sells an amazing selection of gift ware, curios and Kiwiana. We are very kid friendly! Check out our $15 evening specials 200g Steak and Chicken Parma. Available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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.

Open 7 Days from 8.30am Cnr New Brighton Road & Bower Avenue, New Brighton. Phone: 03 388 3649

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


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

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

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

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RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT Located in the Cashmere Club, the Riverview Restaurant offers quality, affordable a la carte dining. 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 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

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. July feature cuisine: ITALIAN Open daily for lunch and dinner 110 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Ph 386 0088 Like us on Facebook

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THE LINCOLN PANTRY A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. The wood-panelled deli counter delivers old world charm and an extensive array of NZ and European cheeses. Fine foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic pallet shelving along with tempting treats for gluten, dairy and sugar-free devotees. Try the awesome takeaway Atomic coffee or turmeric latte. Gift hampers & vouchers available. Gourmet Platters to order. 5 Robert Street, Lincoln | 03 325 7717 Mon-Sat 7am – 6pm Sun 10am – 4pm

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

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Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great Food, Great atmosphere... Fantastic service... Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.. Make us your local... your home away from home!!

Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant To experience a selection of fine wines, cold beers and great food. The Extensive lunch & evening menu includes a variety of dishes, both affordable satisfying meals as well as ‘Special Dishes’… Relax in comfort in either the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or large sunny & sheltered courtyard.

Open 7 days - 9am till Late Bookings recommended Ph 03 260 0866 55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston 284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington

Quartz Wine Bar & restaurant

Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm Now open for breakfasts, Sunday’s 9am – 12pm Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston


The friendly Quartz team offers great service in a comfortable, modern setting. An extensive food & beverage menu has something for everyone. Delicious, hearty versions of favourites - burgers, steaks, fish, chicken & salads.The earlybird special entices families to dine before 6pm with $5 kids meals, leaving an ambient setting later for couples or friends catching up. Bookings appreciated.

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.

82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192 Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4.30pm-Late. Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook

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

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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Whether for a ribeye steak or drinks with friends, The Racecourse Hotel is a Christchurch institution. Words Victoria Tait Photography Charlie Jackson


ituated on Racecourse Road adjacent to Riccarton Racecourse, The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge is famous in Canterbury for its daily roast meals and racetrack connections. However, there’s even more on offer at this privately owned business. This complex includes accommodation, two bars and a restaurant, which each have their own look. The well-established restaurant and bar Hoofbeats is often frequented by racehorse owners, trainers, jockeys and members of the public alike. It has a welcoming family atmosphere and caters for children with an excellent play area and an extensive children's two course menu from $10 – healthy and affordable. The bistro’s comprehensive menu includes the bestselling ribeye mignon steak garnished with grilled bacon and mushroom sauce, and the chocolate gateau served with fruit, ice-cream and cream, all at very modest prices. There is also a specials board that changes daily. The bar offers an extensive wine list, spirits, as well as a large range of local and imported beer. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner: pop in for breakfast on a Sunday then head over to the markets at the racecourse. Feel like a drink before dinner? Or an after-work catch-up? The sports bar offers TAB, gaming machines, pool table and live music on a Friday night and race days. Alternatively, there’s the Carbine Lounge and Bar, the most recent addition to the complex. Developed in 2011, the lounge bar provides a casual, homeaway-from-home atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor areas. It’s a perfect place to meet friends and family for a drink with the option of going next door for a meal. It is also available for functions, both private and corporate. If you have visitors coming from out of town, the hotel and motor lodge offers 46 studio units, with a rural atmosphere that fits perfectly with the racecourse theme. The rooms are serviced daily, have Sky TV, a phone, hairdryer, tea, microwave, and coffee services. There is ample parking and also a playground for children. The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge prides itself on value for money, family-friendly services and looking after the seniors of our community with daily roast specials. See for yourself, and make a date – perhaps to catch the Grand National Racing Carnival Week. Starting August 5th, the grand finale is The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase on August 12th. The Racecourse Hotel • 118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton











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ike a scene from a movie, bystanders watched admiringly as elegant feet trod with refined steps along the red carpet welcoming Christchurch’s A-listers to the grand opening of the Louis Champagne Bar. Victoria Street shivered under the swirl of winter’s breezy breath whilst within, chilled flutes of France’s finest, bubbled and sparkled like jewels set in a heavenly tiara. The tumult of conversation rose to create an hypnotic spell, weaving through the gathering, gladdening hearts as the magic bubbles, gladdened the taste buds. The party was the perfect welcome to this salon of taste and discernment. Hannah Small, Melissa Benge, Jane Howe Georgia McClung, Debby Kerr, Norman Engel

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Avoid potential pitfalls on the slopes this season with these essential tips for mountain style and etiquette. Words Victoria Tait

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hether you’re new to the slopes, or a speed-loving veteran, there are some unwritten etiquette rules: If you want a good park then get up early, no one likes a pushy driver in the car park. Remember, everyone is trying to get up and down the mountain, so give way, smile, and don’t be aggressive. Karma’s a bitch. Don’t cut in the line for the chairlift – we know that you’re with someone who’s 20 places ahead and you really had to pee, but let us tell you now – we don’t really care. Wait your turn like everyone else. It’s okay to share a chairlift with strangers as, chances are, they don’t really want to talk to you either. Give right-of-way to skiers in front of you. Help out fallen skiers and, in some way, the universe will reward you. And you won’t look like a complete wanker. A helmet is essential – and on trend.

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How times have changed. Virginia Mackenzie (née Upham) and friends in 1970 on the slopes above St James Station, North Canterbury.

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