Style: April 05, 2017


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4 STYLE | contents





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.


Indulge. Find. Eat. Experience.



Five Minutes with Gussie Cohen and Lucy

Tothill Co-founders Of Educating Girls Globally


An Imperial Easter Egg Hunt


A Striking New Build In The Heart Of The City




Mod Cons And Home Technology


Landscapes By Simon Edwards





Whatever The Weather



Bounce Back From An

Easter Binge



Arrowtown In Autumn



The New BMW Hybrid 7-Series




The Rules You Might Be Breaking

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APRIL 2017

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


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.

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14 Style | interview


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


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


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


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

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Peter Carl fabergé

famous easter eggs by fabergé

in St Petersburg Musuem

third Imperial easter egg

first fabergé egg hen egg at the fabergé Museum

tsar nicholas II with his family

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


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


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

Where Are TheY NoW?

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


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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


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.

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

famous easter eggs by fabergé in St Petersburg Museum

Basket of flowers Imperial easter egg, from the royal

Collection 2011, her Majesty Queen elizabeth II

Imperial Coronation egg


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.

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1909: alexander iii Commemorative egg. this egg hasn’t

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Creativity, craftsmanship and a flair for design combine with effortless

results in this striking new build in the heart of Christchurch..

Words Luci Morris PhoTogrAPhy charLie Jackson

24 STYLE | home

“When it comes to architecture, bigger is

not necessarily better, it’s just bigger.”

– Nick Officer, First Light Studio

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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


“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


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

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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


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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luxE living

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.



Technology AT home

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


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 fl oor-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-defi nition (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.



No longer does the bathroom have to be

cluttered with shower radios, with showerheads

and baths able to stream music at the touch of a


The Kohler Archer VibrAcoustic Bath allows

you to transform your bathroom into your own

personal hydrotherapy spa. Acting as a Bluetooth

speaker, you simply fi ll it up and let the music

waves ripple through the water.

paired wirelessly with any Bluetooth-enabled

device, the moxie Showerhead from Kohler

features a water-resistant, wireless rechargeable

speaker, giving you hours of music while you wash


the day.


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.






34 Style | home








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 fl at screen, the Ultra High Defi nition 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



A collaboration between philips and Desso has seen luminous carpet

become a reality. With LED lights integrated into its fi bres, 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

fl ooring solution.

Overseas, we are seeing an emergence in smarter fl ooring

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

mould, INDUSTRIAL it is pushing the boundaries of what we regard as a clean fl oor.


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.


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

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popular music services, internet radio, audiobooks, podcasts,

music downloads – you can even set it up to play your vinyl

collection. With Sonos, you can enjoy whatever you love to

listen to, in any and every room in your home.

Raise The Bar with Bose

The Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar offers the best

performance, spaciousness and bass of any one-piece soundbar

its size. It’s a statement of craftsmanship with a premium glass

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having lost their home in the Canterbury earthquakes, the

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fresh start, yet retained a sense of heritage.

The importance of preserving the past saw recycled rimu from

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“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

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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


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

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.

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


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


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


Canterbury is fortunate to have the paintings of

Edwards to articulate this for them.

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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


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.

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


While the building was designed to be temporary, my hope is that it

becomes permanent.

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Lynette McFadden

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Harcourts NZ Inspirational Women Ambassodor

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


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


2. One plan doesn’t fit all and as a business

owner I’ve got to try and work within a number

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


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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Our marketing expertise works brilliantly for our

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44 Style | landscaping




Craig Wilson provides advice and

considerations for selecting the right

trees for your property.

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.

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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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.

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

fashion news

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.

Princess Diana

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.


Moon Young Hee

Paris Fashion Week

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.















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



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.

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48 Style | fashion

Braxton Coat by

Viktoria + woods

Sueded asymmetric

wrap by Zimmermann

hyde round

Crown hat by



the weather

Keep stylish this april with these all-weather trends.

the 5050 Over the Knee Boot

by Stuart weitzman

Rooftop Sweater by Ruby

Simone Roll Neck

Jumper by Bande


trench by


Rosefield Watch in Soft

Pink and Rose Gold by

The West Village


Vicarious Skirt

by Liam

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hux Bunny

outline L/S Top

– Huxbaby

easter hunt In the

Hundred Acre Wood –



Blanket –


Style | junior 49

Bunnykins Set –

Royal Doulton

Bashful Bunny –



the easter

Bunny’s Helpers

Lily in Magicland Egg Cup

– Villeroy & Boch

easter treats

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.

Rabbit Egg Cup –

Heritage NZ

Bunny Placemat

– Blue Brontide

Bunny Velvet Look

Cushion – Linens &


Peter Rabbit Pull Along –

Crabtree & Evelyn


50 Style | wellbeing

TwO sImplE sTEps TO hElp

yOu bOuncE back frOm an



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


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

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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Style | | beauty home 51




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

“Your face is unique.

you’re a bit apprehensive and shorten it as times goes on and you

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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

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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CHiC sopHisTiCaTion

We are excited about the paris Georgia

Basics autumn/winter 2017 collection. This

ultra-chic range is a must-have for your

winter wardrobe. Co-founders Paris Mitchell

and Georgia Cherrie have created a brand

that is new and aspiring. Their philosophy

is creating garments for the honest woman

and their needs, for an honest product.

New Zealand stockists include simon James

Concept store.

pure essenTial Goodness

You can’t go past premium quality, 100% pure

and natural essential oils for the best results.

Look to lavender for relaxation and finally get a

good night’s sleep. 10ml $10.90; 30ml $19.90.

Find yours at Marshall’s Health & natural

Therapy – ph 388 5757.

efforTless indulGenCe

elizabeth arden has launched a divine new

fragrance that captures the purity and simplicity

of white tea. Notes of citrus and wood embrace

the fragrance’s white tea core. A perfect daytime




elegance and sophistication.

synonyms: flair, grace, poise,

polish, suaveness, urbanity,

chic, finesse, taste, class,

comfort, luxury, affluence,

wealth, opulence, lavishness.

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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54 Style | travel



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!

Style | home travel 55

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.



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.

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.

Earth & Sky

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


Style | great escapes 57

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.


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













TyPeS eVery STyLISh


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


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

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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


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


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


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


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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performance: 0-100km/h, 5.6sec

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Nicola Galloway shares one of the divine recipes from her latest book.

I am often asked at my workshops for a dairy-free yoghurt recipe, so

share this lusciously tart and creamy coconut yoghurt recipe, which I

make for my son who is dairy intolerant. It is easy to make but read

the recipe carefully, as there are a few simple steps to success.

The easiest and most effective way to get started is to use a small

quantity of store-bought, unsweetened coconut yoghurt (check that

it contains live cultures in the ingredients list). Once you have your

first batch going you can continue to use yoghurt from each batch to

inoculate your next one. It’s as simple as that.

Alternatively, a quality probiotic in capsule or powder form (check it

is dairy-free if required) can be used, but this option is expensive if you

have to purchase a whole bottle. If you already have a bottle knocking

around in the fridge, check the use-by date as probiotics lose their

effectiveness over time.

Although I don’t often recommend particular products, I have

found canned coconut products vary greatly and make a difference

to success. Trade Aid Coconut Milk is my go-to as it results in a

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

Bare Coconut Cream (a local Nelson product).


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


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

months a high shelf in the kitchen may be warm enough, but in winter

a little ingenuity could be required. I use a yoghurt maker (with a

500ml Agee jar), filling the maker with warm tap water (40-45°C) to

the level of the shoulder of the jar and replacing the water after 12

hours if the yoghurt needs longer. The water must not be too hot or

the yoghurt can separate. After a few batches you will work out the

best position for your home and time of the year.

After 12 hours, check the flavour of the yoghurt. It is ready when it

tastes and smells sweetly sour and has thickened a little – how much

will depend on the brand of coconut milk/cream used. If needed, leave

for a further 6-12 hours until the taste is to your liking.

Place in the fridge and chill for 8 hours

to thicken before eating. If the yoghurt

separates in the fridge, simply stir to

combine. Consume within 7 days.

Remember to save 2 tablespoons

to make your next batch.

Homegrown Kitchen, published by Potton & Burton.

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beautiful food.

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218 Moorhouse Ave (by Durham St bridge) • Ph: 03 366 6912 •

Having lived and worked as a Chef in Melbourne

for the last 5 years, and also working with

Shannon Bennet, a regular guest judge on

MasterChef Australia, we have moved home to

fulfil our dream of opening our own cafe.

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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


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,


03 341 7450

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Extensive selection of dishes ranging

local favourites through to International

and Asian cuisine.

Also famous for delicious desserts.

Definitely something to satisfy any


Open daily for lunch and dinner

110 Marshland Road, Christchurch.

Ph 386 0088

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Located opposite Riccarton Park,

this hotel offers great dining, Sports Bar

(with pool tables, SKY sport, gaming

lounge, TAB), Carbine Lounge and

affordable accommodation.

Hoofbeats Restaurant (famous for

their roasts) open daily for breakfast,

lunch & dinner.

Open daily from 6.30am. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch

Phone 03 342 7150

AlvArAdo’s MexicAn


Come and try our TRADITIONAL


Alvarados is the essential destination for

experiencing true Mexican cuisine.

Open daily from 11.00am.

77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch

Ph 03 374 4149

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Japanese Restaurant, Bar & Grill,

Empire Bar & Izakaya is dark and

cavernous with nods to Japanese

refinement. Enjoy dining from our

Yakitori menu and the theatrics

from the grill. Or share a few dishes

with friends - Izakaya style.

Open Wednesday to Saturday 5pm - late.

(Closed Sunday - Tuesday)

172 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Phone: 03 260 2606


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 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



Casual, bistro style dining in relaxed


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).

17 Carmen Road, Hornby

Phone: 03 349 9026

Not a member of the Club?

Join today!


A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn...

Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret

no longer. The Milanese fully licenced

Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an

exceptional place to dine when you want

a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara,

Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine

In or Takeaway.

Licensed/BYO wine only.

Private Functions available.

Cnr Springs & Marshs Road

407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652

(entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

Magnitude Cafe &


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

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.

39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton.

Ph 328 7530

Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to late

Kum Pun Thai

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.

Dinner Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10.00pm 7 Days

Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm

73 Victoria Street, Christchurch.

Phone: 03 365 5494

IndIan Sumner CBd

Succulent Tandori Prawns , Mango Chicken

and naan bread. A snippet of the delicious

fare on offer at Indian Sumner. With no

added sugar, just delicious flavours the

menu has something to cater for all tastes.

Indian food just the way you like it.

Open daily, lunch 11.30am to 2pm, dining 5pm

to late. Wilson Parking Adjacent to Restaurant

Indian Sumner CBD

185a Manchester St, Kensington House

Christchurch 8011, Tel: 03-365-4433

Also at: Indian Sumner

11a Wakefield Ave, Sumner

Christchurch 8081, Tel: 326-4777

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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



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.




2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

Ph 384 1124

Open daily from 10am - 11pm

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Mrs Denton’s

Fine. Food. Fast

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


TRY OUR scrumptious soups, salads,

scrolls and strudel.

Takeaway Café, Delicatessen

168a Kendal Ave, Burnside

Mon-Fri 7am - 3pm, Sat 8.30am - 3pm

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Ph: 03 357 4516 or: 027 469 0206

Sala Sala aSian FuSion


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


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 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


an hour drive

from cHcH


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

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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!


$45 per Adult & $20 per Kids.

*Bookings essential, call today: 03 318 6943



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

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Nestled in the heart of Christchurch,

filled with mountains of food and

lakes of beverages, sits an astounding

restaurant with irresistible and fine

tasting food, accompanied by an

unmatched atmosphere.

Super Rugby live on the bar’s screens,

live music.


Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am

Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue,

Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378


Que Vola Contigo Christchurch!

The Cuban is a gorgeous piece of

Havana right in the centre city.

Sample exquisite Cuban street food.

Marvel at the extensive selection of rum,

and our very own Cuba Laga (lager).

All while relaxing in the stunning covered

courtyard. See you at The Cuban.

Open Tuesday 3pm - late and

Thursday to Sunday 11.30am - late.

236 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Phone: 03 260 2605


The Group of Thai Chef’s Restaurants

has been privileged to receive the

most prestige ‘Thai Select PREMIUM’

by the Prime Minister of Thailand in

2013 for its authenticity and quality of

Thai cuisine.

Open daily: Lunch noon - 2.30pm

and Dinner from 5.15pm

Fully licensed.

Dine in or Takeaway

1 Riccarton Road,

undercover, easy access parking

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Phone: 03 341 1163



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70 Style | advertising feature




Vanessa Ortynsky discovers Chi Kitchen.


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


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.

Chi Kitchen • The Christchurch Casino, 30 Victoria Street

03 357 2442 • Wednesdays-Fridays 5.30pm until late

Harewood Rd

800 Harewood Rd (Airport End)

Monday - Friday 7:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Phone: 359 2772

Tower Junction

55 Clarence Street, Addington

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Ph: 341 1110


410 Marshland Rd

Monday - Sunday

8:00am - 6:00pm

Ph: 385 6976




A huge dollop of camped up insanity gushed all the

way from the Australian Outback to stiletto strut across

the stage at the Isaac Theatre Royal, to be met with an

uproar of approval. The fi rst night of Priscilla Queen

of the Desert was a sparkling success, seducing the

audience to a state of helpless laughter. Appropriately

attired fans whistled, hooted, waved and stomped

as they sang along with the myriad disco and ‘70’s

pop hits. Costumes as colourful as a bag of manic

liquorice allsorts, minced and danced up a storm as

overhead, the levitating Greek chorus combined to

create a vision reminiscent of a comedic nightmare.

The evening was truly fun and truly exhausting!

Bryony Jamison, Craig Lough,

Alistair Davies, Holly Diepraam

Deborah and Duane Smithson

Doug Kamo, Philipa Chilvers, Chris Walker

Amy Straker, Bryan Aitken

Jenny Gillies cutting the ribbon

Lillian Chu, Candy Lin




Shannon Darby, Danielle Bridge

Victoria Knutson, James Robinson

Animated plants strolled about Selwyn House like a

scene from a storybook, causing little eyes to widen

with wonder and little hearts to fl utter with excitement.

It was not a mad scientist who had caused the pretty

fl owers to walk upright but Jenny Gillies who, having

clad teachers and staff in her gorgeous creations,

offi cially 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

Amanda Richards, Jayne Foster, Tamara Clarkson

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

fi ve 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 fi tting that such a distinguished company, should

party in such a distinguished house. Happy Birthday to

Harcourts Holmwood!

Vicki Downs, Deb Nichols

Grant Milligan, Rosey Beckett, Phil McGoldrick

Johanna Blair, Jacquie Harrop, Diane Newenham

Chris Kennedy, Nerina Higgins

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.

Tim Scandrett, Deborah McCormick, Anne Galloway

Anna Colthart, Michelle Callingham

Conor Patton, Julianne Liebeck



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 fl ood 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.

Victoria and Warren Taylor

Simon and Annie Taylor

Lianne Dalziel, Ian McCormick, Arlee Folkers

Annie and Bert Govan

Anneke Stewart, Stephen Collins, Heather Brown, Liz Collins

Pamela and Bruce Lindsay

Expect the best,

nothing less

If you are unsure of the value

of your property, we’re happy

to visit and give a free market

appraisal without obligation.

Phone 03 377 0509

Mobile 021 703 023


Licensed Agent REAA

Lynn Woods, Jules Taylor

Philippa Donnithorne-Nicholls,

Anna Chisholm



Shayle Fleming, Nicole Fitzsimmons

Lucy and Jackie Robins, Liz McGregor

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 fi rst confi dent 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

Whether it is a RELAXING WANDER,

picking up some GROCERIES,

buying that PERFECT GIFT,

or a little well deserved SELF-INDULGENCE

Avonhead Shopping Centre

Cnr Withells Road & Merrin Street, Avonhead

Myf Colvin, Mandy Pickering

Jacqueline and Bevan Killick, Debby Bryenton



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 offi cially

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 fi zz 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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How he’s stepping out of big

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Richie Mo’unga,

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Lucy Savill, Suzanne Bell

Tania McVicar, Beverley Olson

Robbie Gallagher, Stanley, Frank Van Schaijik (aka Tom Jones), Tim Gallagher



Elizabeth and Richard Ineson

The fl avour 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.

Louise and Marie Duke

Andrew Bell, Emma-Jane Simpson, Katie Vile

Leslie Brown, Jo Unwin, Paul Weber



167/180 Armagh St

Ph 03 366 1389

08, 22


291 Lincoln Rd, Addington

Ph 03 338 8300




Tickets $42.50+bf

3 Garlands Rd, Woolston

Ph 03 389 5544



FRI 07

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


Reckless duo, 9pm


SAT 08

DJ Double Feature, 9pm


Flat City Brotherhood,

10.30pm Carlton

DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa


Kitchen Collective, 2pm; Get

Set, 9.30pm Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

HeadRush, 9.30pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 10pm The


SUN 09

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 10

Marcel, 5pm Carlton

TUE 11

Open Mic Night with Co-op,

5pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish


WED 12

Jon Toogood solo &

acoustic SOLD OUT Blue


D’Sendantz duo, 8.30pm


Willie McArthur, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub


Jon Toogood solo &

acoustic (Second Show),


$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


Live music, 4pm; Live

music, 7.30pm; DJ,

10.30pm Baretta

DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa


Live music, 8pm The


SAT 15

DJ Double FeatureI, 9pm


D’Sendantz, 8pm Carlton

Ryan Ferris, 2pm; Soul

Trader, 8pm Dux Central

DJ,10pm Empire

Topia, 8pm Sullivans Irish


Live music, 8.30pm The



Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

TUE 18

Open Mic Night with Co-op,

6pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish


WED 19

Topia duo, 8.30pm Carlton

Willie McArthur, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub


Josh Pyke (AU) New

Zealand Tour, tickets $20+bf, 8.30pm

Blue Smoke

Summer Drive, 9pm


DJ, 9pm Empire

Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

FRI 21

Live music, 4pm; Live

music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm


Andrew Keoghan & Flip

Grater, tickets $20+bf @utr,

8pm Blue Smoke

HeadRush, 10pm Carlton

DJ Masta K, 9pm Casa


Emerson, 5pm; Big Rig,

9.30pm Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Shameless Few, 9.30pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 9.15pm The


Eddie Simon, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 22

DJ Double Feature, 9pm


D’Sendantz, 10.30pm


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


Flat City Brotherhood, 9pm


SUN 23

Quiz with SanTribe, 4pm


Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

MON 24

Conor Fenelon, 5pm


TUE 25

Open Mic Night with Co-op,

6pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish


11, 18, 25


WED 26

D’Sendantz duo, 8.30pm


Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans

Irish Pub


HeadRush, 9pm Carlton

DJ, 9pm Empire

Stephan McDaid, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

FRI 28

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


Singles Night, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 29

Live music, 4pm; Live music,

7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta

Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm


DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa


El Guitaro, 2pm; Izonik,

9.30pm Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Shameless Few, 9.30pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 8.30pm The


SUN 30

Sit Down Get Down feat. The

All Day Breakfast String Band

(Canada), Koha entry, 4pm

Blue Smoke

Quiz with SansTribe, 4pm


Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Carlton | 1 Papanui Road

Phone 03 355 9543


Live DJs

Jazz Sundays

Craft Beer

Inside & Outside

Gastro Menu

Four Bars


Dux Cental, 6 Poplar St

Phone 03 943 7830

08, 15, 22, 29



Baretta Bar & Restaurant

174 St Asaph Street

Phone 03 260 2600

80 Style | etiquette




LikeLY BReaking


Style | etiquette 81

1YOu’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

2the 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.

4YOu’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


the correct way to applaud is slightly to

your left, about chest height.

YOu’Re sITTIng In The wROng


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


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

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