Style: May 04, 2018


MaY 2018



of Desire

From Art to your

next Heater

How to

live it up

like a


The Most

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in the World


Today’s Investment


The canned

wine debate

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Fashion Edit:

The Ultimate


All-time Favourites From The

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Luxury comes in many forms. It can be an indulgent experience or

wrapped up in the possession of a high-end product. At its centre,

lies an object of desire.

Objects of desire, our guiding theme this month, has translated

differently in each of our regular sections. Our Report focuses on items

deemed meritable expressly because of the exorbitant sums they’ve

fetched over the years, while Luxe Living provides an opportunity to sink

a dollar or two into pieces already showing an upward trend in value.

In Home, we take on the less sexy topic of heating, and turn up the

heat. Gaynor Stanley scoured the shops to showcase only the most

designer of heating appliances. Trust me, you’ll be happy to see low

temperatures on the forecast if you get to fire up a sculptural radiator, or

stare at the flames of your eco-friendly burner in burnt orange.

Can a building be an object of art? That is the question posed by

architect Richard Dalman, and his discussion shows there is more than

one way to view four walls – even in a commercial setting.

Art can be divisive or convivial; on the walls or out in space, and has

a habit of making an impact, as Deborah McCormick knows all too well.

The founder of SCAPE Public Art tells us how the charitable trust’s

20-year history has changed the world’s perception of Christchurch.

The field of fashion is naturally filled with luxurious fabrics, designer lines

and covetable looks. For our fashion shoot, stylist Sarah Louise created

a blank canvas with her choice of models, who, as we discovered upon

arrival at The Central Art Gallery, appeared as mannequins awaiting

adornment. Oscar, Britt and Stassi were soon transformed, modelling

prized pieces held by some of New Zealand’s most recognisable labels.

There are designer itineraries in our Travel section and food and wine

to admire, in a magazine designed to offer you a little bit of luxury and a

lot to desire.

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Sarah Louise was a child who had to

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fashion of Vivienne Westwood and the joy of

being different. Today, she helps people take

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thought they could wear. See her creativity take

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Juliet Speedy is a Christchurch-based

journalist and writer who loves delving into a

meaty education topic as much as she does

rating the best duck pancakes in Christchurch.

After many years out of her home town, Juliet’s

very happy to be back, raising three children.

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things that matter to the city.

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There’s a spot to recharge in Beckenham with The Birdwood eatery

and pizzeria now open at 76 Malcolm Avenue. The café satisfies

your daytime hunger needs, before the wood-fired oven cranks up

to deliver hand-stretched sour-dough pizzas. Coffee lovers, there’s

in-house roasting too.

Trenzseater, which you will not only find in Christchurch and

Auckland, but also in international design publications, is coming to

Queenstown. Be patient, southern friends, but expect to see some

serious style at 313 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, at the end of the


The Fitting Room has opened another… fitting room! The bra

and swimwear specialists have been helping women of all shapes and

sizes, and those post-mastectomy, from their Fendalton premises

since 2008, and have now opened at 360 Colombo Street too. Just

in time to source a new swimsuit for your winter escape.

Lyzy bra and brief – Cleo by Panache


Lovers of furniture and home accessories, take note: from

May 28–June 25, pop-up concept store Blackcurrent will

be at The Colombo. The first of its kind, it’s the brainchild

of 20-year-old Kiwi brand Redcurrent, and brought to

you by the very same group of talented shoppers.

Australian favourite Sportscraft is extending its

Christchurch presence. Its womenswear collection will

be available at Westfield Riccarton at the end of May and

Merivale Mall three months later. Menfolk, don’t be sad,

both genders continue to be catered for at Ballantynes.

Drawing on the designer brilliance of Eames,

BoConcept brings us the Reno chair. We’re all about

objects of desire and this one exhibits all the right curves.

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Sweeten up an autumn eve by spending some time with one of our celebrity

chefs. Annabel Langbein will be sharing culinary secrets and demonstrating

recipes from her two new Essential cookbooks at the Charles Luney

Auditorium in Christchurch on May 7 and at Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka, on

May 9. For tickets and more, head to

Combine live jazz, southern food and top notch wine at Hotel Montreal

on May 24 and 25. Part of the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz

& Blues Festival sees a three-course meal – designed to match music of New

Orleans – paired with wine from Black Estate and live jazz, blues and soul

from King Tubbs. Sounds tasty. (Book at

Looking to escape the winter chills, or embrace them? Travel&co is

bringing together what you need to know about ski, board and mountain bike

holiday destinations on May 10, with the Mountain Expo at Rydges Latimer,

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Be quick to catch Judy Millar’s Welcome to the

Fluorescence at Nadene Milne Gallery in both

Christchurch (epic, museum-quality paintings)

and Arrowtown (more domestic-sized works)

before it closes mid-month.

One exhibition is set to bring together

eight Christchurch jewellers at Form Gallery

in Sydenham. A Walk in The Park references

the gardens of Christchurch, linking together

the artists by their common place. See new

work by Sophie Divett – who featured in last

month’s edition of Style – alongside that of Elfi

Spiewack, Koji Miyazaki, and more, from

May 2–22.

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Style looks back at some of the most

desirable items ever sold.

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In 2017, despite serious doubts regarding its authenticity,

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for $662 million.

The most expensive painting ever sold was once part

of King Charles I’s royal collection and has had an

exceptionally colourful existence. Many art aficionados

feared this had come to an end when the painting

disappeared for an uncomfortable 150 years. Its

reemergence led to the record auction price, reportedly

a result of an accidental bidding war between two Arab

princes – which made for a rather heated auction at

Christie’s, New York. The selling price appears even

more astounding upon learning that during the 1950s

Salvator Mundi was sold for just $87.


UK designer Debbie Wingham leads the way in luxury footwear

with a pair of $21-million high heels.

An amateur Wingham is not, when it comes to working to

the most opulent of customer briefs; having risen to fame for

creating a dress that once broke records for being the most

expensive ever sold (a diamond-covered gown no less). Then,

came the shoes.

Commissioned to mark a client’s special birthday, the

perfectly symmetrical pair are not only encrusted with flawless

white diamonds set in platinum, but feature a solid gold zip and

24-carat-gold thread, of course. These staggeringly high heels

naturally come with a staggeringly high price tag. If the shoe fits!

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In 2013, an antique Persian rug from the William Andrews Clark estate

sold for the astounding sum of $36 million.

Auction house Sotheby’s set a seemingly modest pre-auction

estimate of between $5 and $7 million. When the final hammer

dropped, this handwoven rarity easily exceeded all sale expectations

– especially those of its seller, Corcoran Gallery of Art in

Washington. Paying it forward, the money raised from the sale

went towards further artistic investments by the art museum (since


While its origins remain carpeted in mystery, it is generally agreed

the rug is well over 360 years old, and now, it’s officially the most

expensive rug ever sold. We’re sure the proud new owner won’t

tolerate muddy shoes.


Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme au doigt sold for a blistering

$194 million in 2015.

Giacometti initiated his portfolio of easily recognisable,

elongated figures with L’Homme au doigt in 1947. Later in

2015, the surrealist bronze sculpture fetched the highest

price in history, when it was successfully auctioned at

Christie’s New York for $194 million.

A hedge-fund billionaire from New York became the

lucky owner of the sculpture, of which only six were ever

cast. The seasoned bidder boasts an incredibly impressive

art collection that already included Giacometti’s The

Chariot and Damien Hirst’s iconic shark in formaldehyde

work, The physical impossibility of death in the mind of

someone living.


An 18th century Chinese vase found in a dusty suburban attic

smashed all records at auction.

In 2010, a brother and sister from the outskirts of London found

the incredible antique upon clearing out the attic of their parents’

modest home. When taken to auction in Britain, it took 30

minutes of ferocious bidding until the gavel fell at an unbelievable

$102 million, well beyond the predicted selling price of a

comparatively mere $1.9 million.

The Qianlong porcelain vase bore an imperial seal, coaxing

experts to believe the relic was originally intended for one of the

imperial palaces.

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In 2017 the ‘pink star’ diamond shattered all previous

auction records when it sold for $97 million.

Just five minutes into the auctioning process in Hong

Kong, a telephone bidder claimed the 59.60-carat

mixed-cut, internally flawless diamond. The chairman of

Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook placed the winning

bid and renamed the rock CTF Pink Star, in memory of

the company’s founder.

Since being mined in 1999 by De Beers in Africa, the

record-breaking diamond has undergone two years of

meticulous cutting and polishing. The CTF Pink Star

belongs to the rare subgroup inclusive of only the most

chemically pure of all diamond crystals. It’s crystal clear

this was a stone worth investing in.


Meet the Swiss-made pocket watch that fetched an astonishing

$33 million at an auction in Geneva.

In November 2014, the fully unique Patek Philippe

‘Supercomplication’ pocket watch beat its own world record

when an anonymous buyer trumped a bevy of competitive

bidders. A total of 110 wheels, 430 screws and 70 jewels

make up this sensational timepiece.

Some years prior, the pocket watch had been purchased by

a member of the Qatari royal family, but had to be returned

as part of a debt replacement. Since its return, the value of

Patek Philippe has increased substantially, much to the delight

of auction house, Sotheby’s.

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designed and crafted barrel sauna, the hot new

option with some great advantages.

1. Saunas only use power when in use.

2. Saunas aren’t noisy.

3. Easier to keep clean with no need for chemicals.

4. Enjoyable in any weather, cocooned from

the elements.

5. Safer – no slippery steps, level floor, and easy to get

in and out of.

6. Lower maintenance because there’s only one

working part, the heater.

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Our top picks of investment pieces that are

certainly worth saving for a rainy day.


Investing in a timeless classic such as a Rolex is

bound to keep you ticking over.

The Oyster Perpetual Submariner No-Date

in oyster steel is a firm favourite when it comes

to purchasing a watch that will increase in value.

This timepiece retails for $10,600 and features a

40mm case, long-lasting blue luminescence and

is water resistant up to 300 metres. However,

you’ll have some time to kill as the current

waiting period is upwards of four years.


It’s 65% cabernet sauvignon,

29% merlot, 6% cabernet

franc and 100% deserving of a

place in your wine cellar.

The legendary 1982 Lafite

Rothschild is an absolute

classic. This Bordeaux vintage

cost a mere $29 per bottle

upon its release. Today, you

can expect to pay upwards

of $8700 for a bottle of the

good stuff. Like the wine itself,

the profit to be made on this

particular tipple will only get

better with age.

Sophisticated, rich and dramatic,

Ink is the new edition to the

Le Creuset blue palettes and is

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Yes, we’re talking about the Birkin bag from Hermès, of course.

Last year was another record-breaking one for the Paris-based

brand, which saw profits rise 11%. Getting your mitts on a brand new

Birkin is near impossible due to the ever-elusive waiting list. However,

second-hand bags are still an effective form of both retail therapy and

investment. Birkins can be snapped up from between $15,000 and

$35,000 from online retailers such as Farfetch.


The next generation of

investors are stocking up on

products from streetwear

brand Supreme.

Anything that this New

York brand produces turns

into investment gold dust,

but the most notable piece

so far is the Supreme x Jeff

Koons skateboard deck which

originally sold for $240 and is

currently reselling at $2200.

Supreme releases its newest

products once a week. Young,

devoted investors eagerly

camp outside the stores the

night before, in their limited

edition Supreme sleeping

bags, no less.



On May 15, Picasso’s iconic

Le Marin painting will go on

sale at Christie’s, New York.

The painting, thought to be

a self-portrait of the artist, is

expected to sell for at least

$96 million.

For the first time in almost a

decade, reports show that the

super-rich are investing more

money in art than they are in

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Best of all, they emit fewer pollutants

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Each have a built-in timer, thermostat and push button start, while Elena

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We searched high and low to find heating options

that look as good as they operate.

Words Gaynor Stanley

Not gas, this fire is fuelled by sustainable ethanol. It requires no

flue so can be placed anywhere you like and you can install a

burner alone for an open fire of your own bespoke design.

30 STYLE | home

Central heating

If you’re building new, in our climate, you really

should have a good think about central heating.

Systems to heat the entire home by heating water

with a boiler then flowing it to vents and radiators

around the house are second nature in Europe.

Solar options to power the boiler are increasingly

available to avoid non-renewable fuels. Controllers

allow room temperatures to be set individually at

recommended levels for both living and sleeping. In

our cold winters and with our renewable supply of

hydropower, why aren’t we all heating our homes

this way? The short answer is it’s expensive to install

or we didn’t think about it early enough. Boilers,

pumps and radiators are all imported from Europe

and will run way into the thousands to install

but the investment will pay for itself over time

through lower energy bills. And, boy, are the

radiator options stylish!

PROS: Efficient, healthy whole home warmth.

Contemporary European design.

CONS: High upfront costs for the heat source

system. Hard to retrofit.

ABOVE: Belgium’s Jaga produces stunning-looking radiators, including

the decidedly fun Play.

LEFT: Not art, this is the Scudi radiator – designed by Massimo Iosa

Ghini for Antrax of Italy and available locally through Red Dwarf.

Panel heaters

Relying purely on convection technology – drawing cold

air in the bottom and putting warm air out the top – these

still have their place, but are best for smaller rooms. They

don’t have any fan power to circulate heat evenly or the

powerful radiant properties of micathermics to quickly

warm objects and people, rather than air.

PROS: Good for bedrooms or hallways, or to complement

a heat pump.

CONS: Produce low level heat and take a long time to

heat a room. Heat rooms unevenly.

Slimline and minimalist, we’d happily hang the Goldair Platinum

GPCV330 on our wall. And it’s WiFi enabled!

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Ceramic fan heaters

Consumer recommends the tall oscillating tower versions of these as the best portable

heating options for larger rooms – as long as you don’t mind listening to the TV over the

fan noise. If money is no object, it’s hard to go past Dyson’s range. Consumer rates these

slender ‘look-at-me’ ovals, distinctive for their absence of spinning blades (nice and safe for

kids), as the best performing ceramic fan heater. They rival the performance of the most

efficient heat pumps in heating large spaces (if you are using your pump optimally and that’s

another story). So, yes, you can have designer looks and designer function. Along with the

designer price tag.

PROS: Heat large rooms quickly and evenly, lower upfront cost than a heat pump.

CONS: $700+, fan noise, more expensive to run than a heat pump.

If Dyson (its AM09 pictured left) is the Lexus of ceramic fans, DeLonghi is the trusty Volvo at a fraction of

the cost. It ain’t nearly as sleek, but its TCH7092ER model does have the Consumer tick.

Micathermic heaters

These new kids on the block combine convection with reflective heating technology to quickly

radiate heat to both air and surfaces. We’re talking

60 seconds to achieve maximum heat output, powered by the thin blades of the mineral mica

inside – that’s way quicker than your old oil column heater. The sooner you can bring a room

to the desired temperature, the less power you’ll use. The best choice for those can’t tolerate

fan noise.

PROS: Heat small to medium rooms quickly and evenly. Silent and


CONS: Limited choice of good lookers with electronic timers or WiFi control to programme

the heater to be on when you walk in the door. They get hot and most can’t be used within

1m of walls or furniture.

Dimplex Cadiz micathermic heaters ain’t

that pretty but they are feature-packed.


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Bioethanol fires

If the flicker of an open flame is what lights your fire,

you’ll be excited to see these architect favourites are

now in New Zealand. The Spanish Icon range offers

flueless slimline burners that burn sustainable NZ

bioethanol, a by-product of plant and dairy. They’ll burn

for six to nine hours, are smoke and odour-free and

deliver okay heat outputs too (up to 9kW). The real

beauty is the design flexibility to install just a burner in

your own bespoke setting, or pair the burner with a

stainless-steel or black metal firebox within a narrow

wall cavity or frame one to hang on the wall.

PROS: No flue. No consent. Svelte, linear design. Clean

and green.

CONS: Pricey. Won’t heat larger areas. The need

to order fuel in bulk from a wholesaler as retail is



• Remember heat rises. If you have ceiling fans,

switch them to winter mode to push the heat

from your woodburner or heat pump down

to where you’re sitting.

• Consumer’s latest Home Heating report is

due for release later this month.


So where is it decreed that woodburners should be

black? Quite a few manufacturers making low-emission,

high-performing fires now allow you to customise your

firebox colour. Style particularly likes the new thinking

behind the Ethos woodfires, which claim to be New

Zealand’s cleanest range of woodburners and unique in

not drawing their combustion air from inside the home.

Instead their flue system is bi-directional, drawing all air

from outside via the flue’s outer layer. The incoming air

is pre-heated by exhaust gases to over 300°C which

combusts everything from the wood solids to the

smoke itself. That means high efficiency and reduced

emissions and toasty radiant heat delivered by a clever

design that convects heat out the top section into

the room.

PROS: Heat entire modern, airtight homes. Eliminate

cold drafts. You can switch the colour panels when you


CONS: There will still be some smoke emissions. To

move the considerable heat generated (up to 18kW)

from your living room to other rooms you’ll need a

heat-transfer kit.

The Ethos Phoenix modernises the classic stove design, which you

can cook on, and it comes in 100 colours!

34 STYLE | promotion

The future of heating

You know how good it feels to be

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home. It uses radiant infrared energy to

warm up the fabric of the building and

all the things inside it, including you. And

because people and objects hold heat

much better than air (which is what a

convection heater or heat pump heats)

infrared heating uses less energy. The

slimline discreet panels look stylish on walls

or ceilings and the range even includes

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Whether it’s lighting the fire or add a layer,

you’ll never regret having the ability to

warm up in an instant.

The stylish solution

for firewood

Have you been searching for

firewood storage that’s both

practical and visually pleasing?

Let us introduce you to the

New Zealand-made, Redondo

firewood holder from Otraforma.

This model allows for ample

storage without compromising

on style. The Redondo is already

a season favourite!

Not a speaker

For smaller spaces, the

Swiss-designed Anna ceramic

heater from Stadler Form is

ideal. She looks hot – more

like a speaker than a heater

– and her performance and

safety features won Anna

the Red Dot Design Award

2013. The Little Anna model,

at half the height, even

comes in berry, bronze or

lime, along with the usual

white or grey.

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Klippan’s Olle

Eco Wool range

From pest

to palace

There are some clever

folks at Christchurch’s

Weft Knitting. They’ve

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warmth of merino by

pairing it with possum

fur in garments literally fit

for a king. Their Noble

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in St James, London, is

a reported favourite of

Prince Charles.

The Gilet (possum merino vest) looks

ideal for a hunt at Balmoral.

Cosy up

Scandinavian-design meets Banks Peninsula wool in Klippan’s

blissful blankets and throws. The Swedish textile leader

sources all its lambs’ wool from New Zealand and recently

began working with a group of Banks Peninsula farmers who

have mastered the rare feat of producing wool ecologically,

eliminating the need for repeated pesticides or any chemicals

or antibiotics during their sheep breeding.

Exemplars of elegance

Dunedin-based Escea has quickly become known for its gas fireplaces with the looks and performance of a beautiful

sports car. Recent evolutions include flues that go any which way you’d like and its first outdoor wood fire, which you can

cook on. On a crisp, starry night, what could be better than basking in the glow of what it bills as the ultimate outdoor gas

fire, the EF5000. It’s simple to install with no need for a flue and offers heat at the touch of a button.

36 STYLE | architecture

Can a building be an

object of desire?

Photograph Richard Dalman

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Architect Richard Dalman highlights a

Christchurch building that transcends its

commercial purpose.

Building design can divide opinions. Take the ChristChurch

Cathedral for instance. For one person this is a colonial

neo-gothic masterpiece, a Christchurch landmark that must be

repaired and conserved at all cost. For another, it is a dull pile of

old stones that hasn’t functioned as a modern worship space for


Buildings act as functional structures that can house people

undertaking many different aspects of their lives – working,

playing, sleeping, worshipping, or just plain living.

But because they are three-dimensional objects, buildings can

also be seen as large-scale sculptural objects. And when they are

quite beautiful, they can even become desirable objects.

One such building constructed after the earthquakes that I

have admired is the Deloitte building at 151 Cambridge Terrace.

Not only does this building serve a functional purpose, it is also

a beautiful object.

Designed by architects Jasmax, it addresses Roman architect

Vitruvius’s three architectural mantras of utilitas (function),

firmitas (structure) and venustas (beauty or delight).

From a functional point of view, the floor plan is simple

and clear and provides logically laid out hospitality venues

with offices above. It even allows more shop frontage – with

the internal laneway ‘cutting the corner’ – than a traditionally

designed building would.

Structurally, the building is base isolated with pendulum

bearings, providing excellent resilience for future earthquakes.

And as far as beauty and delight are concerned, well, this is

where the building excels.

I could talk about how the building positively addresses the

acutely angled corner in a way that many of the old and now

demolished Christchurch buildings did. The strict rectangular grid

in central Christchurch is broken only by the two diagonal lines

of High and Victoria streets, and the meandering river. These

are the places in the central city where the drama takes place.

This building does not let us down and performs with aplomb.

But it is really the sensually curvaceous façade that lifts the

building into the realm of sculptural excellence and desire.

There is a direct relationship here with the curving Avon

River across Cambridge Terrace, which is obviously where the

concept for the wavy form originated. The architect says, “The

building’s distinctive rippling façade has taken design cues from

the Avon’s watercourse. Linking this building to its local context,

floor-to-ceiling glazing strengthens this connection by providing

occupants with unrestricted views out to the river and its


The exterior louvres follow the curves, accentuating them,

as well as providing solar control to the interior. The louvres

help to soften the glazed façade even more and provide colour


Principal at Jasmax, Alasdair Hood said he “wanted people

to engage with the interior of the building even if they were

not actually inside it, and by curving the corner people could

easily ‘float’ around and under the building”. At the ground level

the building opens up to the street with bars and restaurants

providing seating areas looking out across to the river and

activating the streetscape.

The wavy façades create interesting internal spaces, whether

adjacent to a corridor or office space. Because the curtain glass

wall is hung both beside and beyond the columns, sometimes it

is hard to distinguish whether you are actually inside or outside

the building.

The Deloitte building, for me, is an object of desire for two

reasons. The first is because, as a three-dimensional object on

a large scale, it is quite beautiful – like a piece of sculpture it sits

on a city corner by the river in a very elegant manner. I believe

it could also sit comfortably on the Canterbury Plains, in a big

landscape, as a piece of sculptural artwork.

The second reason is… I wish I had designed it!

38 STYLE | home

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What prompted your decision to come back to


After living in Christchurch for most of my life and having

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return. I visited in December and realised I had finally

stopped holding my breath when I was here and I wanted to

be back with old friends and family. My daughter, Bella, was

delighted by my change of heart. It actually dawned on me

that Christchurch really is my home. That probably sounds

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of person.

How has the city changed in your absence?

It feels more alive now. There is an almost tangible shared

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40 STYLE | art

Us v Them, 2010, acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas.



Low brow meets high art in the energetic

work of Tony de Lautour. Christchurch Art

Gallery brings together a selection of his best

from the past 30 years in Us v Them. One of

New Zealand’s leading painters, de Lautour’s

early works drew from wide-ranging sources

including seedy underground street culture,

tattoos, post-punk music and comic books, as

well as fine English porcelain and antiques. De

Lautour was awarded a New Zealand Arts

Laureate in 2012, and over the past decade

his painting has developed into a unique take

on geometric abstraction. Tony will discuss his

paintings, sculptures and ceramics with curator

Peter Vangioni on May 9 at 6pm. Coinciding

with the opening, on May 4 at 7.30pm the

Gallery will also celebrate its 15th birthday

with a big free public party.

Us v Them May 5 to September 9



Words Gaynor Stanley


If you’ve a penchant for retro bathrooms and still life, best get yourself

into Jonathan Smart Gallery this month to see Blue Rinse by Wellington’s

Emily Hartley-Skudder. This new series expresses Emily’s talent for painting

commonplace objects in surreal still life arrangements, this time turning her

sharp and thoughtful eye to the powder room. The hauntingly real works

will be hung on wall tiles above a collection of plastic and porcelain basins

from the ’60s and ’70s. “So the overall look is that of a vaguely retro yet

weirdly contemporary bathroom showroom,” says Jonathan.

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42 STYLE | art



Had it not been for a knee injury at

high school, Christchurch may never

have benefited from the vision that’s

putting our city firmly on the world’s

public art radar. Gaynor Stanley

speaks with SCAPE Public Art

founding director Deborah McCormick

as she celebrates its 20-year milestone.

How it all began

“I always loved art at school and you’d find me in the art

room after school most nights, if I wasn’t playing sport,”

says Deborah, who was in the New Zealand Development

Squad for hockey when she suffered a major knee injury.

Encouraged by her Christchurch Girls’ High arts teacher

Nancy Bracey, whose husband Ted Bracey headed the

School of Fine Arts at University of Canterbury, Deborah

then started down the path to a Fine Arts and Art History

degree. After two exhibitions of her own photography,

having enjoyed the organisational and sponsorship process,

she pitched a proposal to council for a one-off exhibition

bringing business and arts together. At the same time,

Warren Pringle had returned from the UK on a mission to

foster the Christchurch arts scene and help arts graduates

find employment. “Together we set up a charitable trust

in 1998 and got all these brilliant advocates for the arts

involved, like our founding trustees Dame Adrienne Stewart

and councillor Anna Crighton.” Their first Art & Industry

Biennial Visual Arts Festival was held in 2000.

How SCAPE has grown along the way

Art & Industry was rebadged as SCAPE Public Art from

2002. In 2016, the six-week spring festival became annual,

and grown to encompass an established public art walkway

taking in the works permanently gifted to the city, a strong

education programme, Studio 125 Gallery (which pops

up twice a year to show SCAPE artists’ work with an

online store raising funds to invest in more), and a growing

consultancy business. To mark its 20th anniversary, SCAPE

has commissioned five limited edition works from leading

artists associated with the journey to date (see page 98 for

your chance to win one).

Challenges and opportunities

In a word, earthquakes. “We were in the middle of installing

when the September quake hit. We undid it, we redid it,

and then we were disrupted again, but that was a different

level of disruption. We didn’t have a home, we didn’t have

an office, we were operating out of a small flat that I had

taken in St Albans, one room where we slept, the other

two were offices.”

Deborah is full of praise for the fortitude of the arts

community and supportive response from Creative New

Zealand during those “incredibly challenging” yet “exciting”

times to not only keep going but to evolve and rethink the

role of public art. She helped form Arts Voice to provide

vision and strategy for the new city plan.

“I’ve really enjoyed being part of the big thinking vision

and advocacy. There was a real determination and an

opportunity to step up and take leadership and people

were putting my generation forward for that as it was

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going to be our city and our families’ city of the future.

“There have been many hard storms to weather. The Antony

Gormley work [Stay at the Arts Centre and Avon River] in

particular sparked a lot of debate about public spending and I

completely understand – when people’s toilets aren’t working

and there are flooding issues – why it did. But there are many

competing facets to rebuilding. We have to have a liveable

city and there has to be something to see when you come

here. And that work really put our city and our ability to be

recognised as a world-class destination for public art on

the map.”

Finding the practical solutions to bring artistic ideas to reality

are an ongoing challenge involving varied partners. To test

Fanfare’s rigour in our very strong winds, the engineers at

Holmes Solutions mounted a rig of pinwheels on a Dodge car

and drove it around Ruapuna Raceway at high speed.

Poised to shine on the world stage

Deborah says out of Christchurch’s heartbreak an exciting

new ecology has emerged. Artists, business, civic and tourism

bodies are working cohesively to position Christchurch as a

destination city for public art. Along the way, this embracing of

public art has garnered plaudits from Lonely Planet and the

New York Times.

“We’re on the cusp of catching up to cities like Melbourne.

Where else can you see, within a couple of blocks, an

Antony Gormley, a Martin Creed and a Gregor Kregar? It’s all

here and the experience of visiting the city is starting to get

very exciting.”

Last year Deborah travelled as a guest of the French

government to Nantes, which runs a similar public art festival

on a larger, multi-faceted scale, that really ties into the

positioning and marketing of the city. “That’s really where we

want to go with SCAPE – build it up to a point that will really

be a city drawcard, nationally and internationally; a unique New

Zealand offering.”

“People were putting my

generation forward... because it

was going to be our city and our

families’ city of the future.”



• 220 public artworks exhibited;

• 12 legacy (permanent) works now in

the city collection;

• 1000+ schoolchildren in SCAPE

programmes last year;

• $13m in philanthropic contributions;

• 360 1.5m diameter steel pinwheels

on Fanfare were tested at 1111.1rpm

and now brake at 500rpm.

Standing six-storeys high

and 20 metres wide at

the northern entrance

to Christchurch, Neil

Dawson’s Fanfare is the

nation’s largest public


One of the crowd-pleasers will return for the 20th

birthday season this October. Commissioned for

SCAPE 8 in 2015, local artist Nathan Pohio’s Raise

the anchor, unfurl the sails, set course to the centre of

an ever-setting sun! is a cinematic-scale illuminated

reproduction of a 1905 photo of Lord and Lady

Plunket, in their motorcar, meeting Maori leaders,

on horseback, in Kaiapoi. It was selected for what

Deborah rates as the world’s most prestigious

art event, Documenta in Kassel, Germany. “It’s an

incredibly iconic work that really belongs in Otautahi

Christchurch,” she says.

We can also look forward to more reappearances

from the back catalogue, major new commissions and

a large-scale collaborative project for school children.

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to please

Enhance your landscape with a sculptural piece

that gives meaning to its surrounds.

Words Craig Wilson

Regardless of the style,

your garden presents

the opportunity for a

statement piece of art

or sculpture.

well-composed garden is a

A rich creation of plant textures,

flowering colour, bird life and fruit for

the kids to pick. Of course it’s many

other things as well, depending on

who the garden was made for and

who looks after it. Over the fence,

your neighbour may love the ‘layer

upon layer’ look of clipped buxus and

laurel hedges, while you may prefer

your slice of Eden to be a floral display

with curving borders highlighted by the

soft form of a silver weeping pear.

Regardless of the style, your

garden presents the opportunity for

a statement piece of art or sculpture

that will add a layer of meaning to

your space and say a bit about who

you are and the garden you have

chosen to create. This is how you may

go about it.

First, survey your garden and identify

any view you particularly enjoy. It may

be a long vista terminating at the end

of a lawn or it may be the border

most visible from your favourite

morning coffee spot.

Think about the character you

wish to transpose and create. Is it a

statement with underlying personal

meaning, or is it a reflection of a

specific period you love? The hard part

will be choosing a piece that captures

the essence of what you want to

express. A mass-produced chain store

item might not fit the bill. It can take

patience to find the right piece for

your space, so don’t rush it. You may

stumble upon something unexpected

in an overseas market, or while visiting

an out-of-town friend. Some may

choose to commission an admired

artist to create a legacy piece to be

passed on for generations to come.

Once the location and the article

are chosen, think about how it

interacts visually with the surrounding

plant material. Does it need a dense

evergreen backdrop to highlight an

inherent metallic sheen or will it work

best against a flat finished plastered


Finally, some clever lighting will

enhance your creation with shadow

and tonal gradients. As twilight fades

your thoughtful creation will take on a

new life and become a focal point with

undeniable presence.



elegance and sophistication.

synonyms: flair, grace, poise,

polish, suaveness, urbanity,

chic, finesse, taste, class,

comfort, luxury, affluence,

wealth, opulence, lavishness.



For the best results, always hire a

Master Painter

If you need a painter or decorator, a

registered Master Painter will make your

investment look better and last longer.



with Tim Goom

First Impressions


The old adage ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’

exists because it is very often exactly what we do!

Your property frontage is the first impression visitors

or passers-by have of your home, so it is worth

investing in- and the driveway is a big component

of this overall impression.

by Goom

Is your driveway looking tired? Are there cracks and wrinkles from the

earthquakes? Perhaps it’s not damaged but the stamped coloured concrete

is now looking a bit dated? A new driveway can do wonders to impact

the overall look of your property, as it directly links your home to the

neighbourhood and significantly increases its street appeal.

For most of us, earthquake repairs to our homes are completed. Now is

the perfect time to refocus and move your driveway project off the back

burner! Replacing your driveway is less complex and time consuming than

a full garden redo and provides a fantastic opportunity to consider adding

elements like lighting, a pedestrian gate, or automatic gates which will

further enhance your home.


Smooth surfaces such as asphalt and concrete create a seamless driveway

with crisp clean lines. Whilst careful preparation is required, the new

surface will be ready for use relatively quickly. A significant advantage of

concrete and asphalt is that they are very durable surfaces with minimal

aftercare and maintenance requirements. Pavers are another option, and

provided they are installed to a high standard, can be durable and low

maintenance. Other options with more texture, such as loose stone chip or

crushed gravel, are ready for use almost immediately. Loose stone chip will

evoke a French feel which will work well with older character homes.

Additional features

• Lighting makes it easy for evening visitors to find you by highlighting

your street number with lighting on your gate pillars. Guide these

visitors to designated parking areas by installing lighting at the sides of

your driveway.

• Intercoms help maintain privacy and security.

• Automatic gates are a convenient feature provided they are set back

far enough and allow you to pull off the road safely. Best to avoid having

half your car sticking out on the road as a target for oncoming traffic

while waiting for your gates to open!

• Drive on sensors can be used to open your gate or trigger lighting

• Your letterbox can be incorporated into the driveway design so that it

contributes to the street appeal. Material and colours which tie in with

your home or wider landscape will create a lovely consistent aesthetic.


• Clever driveway design will create extra parking. Using thresholds

and different surface materials help guide guests to the right carparks,

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• Differentiate between surfaces for pedestrians and vehicles by using

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Meet the


Bill Herbison established Pier Law in New Brighton in 1996,

following more than 20 years working as a

solicitor and partner in city law firms.

Bill commenced practice in the suburbs as he could see

advantages for his clients in being able to access legal

services in the local community.

Clearly a step in the right direction, the firm has

since expanded to offer Pier Law Kaiapoi (2006)

and Pier Law Styx Mill (2012), too.

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Bill Herbison


When did you decide to become a lawyer?

After hearing the Dean of Law at Canterbury

University deliver a speech on law as a career,

during my final year of high school.

What is your area of expertise?

The needs of those in the older age bracket

are extremely important, which is why the firm

specialises in elder law. We are well equipped to

help arrange wills, powers of attorney, residential

care, and over-60s housing options, among other



Bill Herbison, Caroline Davey

and Fleur McDonald

What might people be surprised to know?

I enjoy tinkering with classic cars and every day

my trusty companion Jock, a West Highland white

terrier, comes with me to work.

Caroline Davey


What part of law brings you the most

job satisfaction?

Working with young families and first-home

buyers. Buying a first home can be stressful and I

will do all I can to ensure the transaction goes as

smoothly as possible.

How do you relax?

By spending time with my husband, friends and

family, which includes our elderly and muchloved

Jack Russell terrier. Also, cooking and

hosting guests – a regular occurrence on the


Fleur McDonald


When should we change lawyers?

As soon as you believe you are not getting the

advice and outcome best suited to your needs.

What makes a good lawyer great?

Relationships. Building rapport with clients is an

essential part of what I believe great lawyers do.

As an elder law practitioner, it’s very important

that my clients feel comfortable talking with me.

Often they’re experiencing change, which can be

destabilising and scary. My role is to help them

navigate that change in a way that leaves them

feeling empowered and informed. I do that one on

one in client appointments and also by presenting

education sessions within the wider community and

writing for local newspapers. All of which helps me

to stay connected with the sector of the community

that I’ve chosen as my speciality area.

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The parenting journey is filled with highs and lows, as we struggle to

do our utmost with unique human beings.

Mother-of-three Juliet Speedy was among the many who attended Nathan Wallis’s seminars

recently, in a bid to understand more about the brains of our children.

It was a steaming hot, badly airconditioned

high school hall and it

was completely packed. Hundreds

of people crammed onto co-joined

plastic chairs. There were policemen,

doctors, stay-at-home mums and dads,

lawyers, accountants, journalists, social

workers, tradesmen. But they all had one

common thread – they were all people

desperate for information to upskill on

the one thing they all did – parent.

This was a Nathan Wallis seminar.

Nathan Wallis is that enormously

popular neuroscience educator, or,

quite simply, a guy who talks openly and

honestly about bringing up kids, with

the latest brain research to back it up. I

went to three of his Christchurch talks

in as many weeks. Two were specific

to children’s age groups and one was

about behavioural management across

the board.

Nathan Wallis is popular for a reason.

He’s smart, articulate, “cool” and

very well researched. He has the life

experience to comment on children

(was a foster child and a foster parent,

has grown-up children of his own and

now grandchildren) and he also has

the career to support it (neuroscience

expert, university scholar, teacher, early

childhood teacher). So, what he talks

about today comes from a cross-section

of experience. He talks less like an

academic and more like a butcher (and

interestingly he comes from at least five

generations of butchers). He’s lively and

engaging and uses plain language and

humour to make a complex topic burst

into life.

What Nathan really wants parents and

educators to take away from his talks is

how a child’s brain works. Everything else

follows on from this. If we understand

what is happening to the brain of a

growing child at any one time then we

can understand the behaviours that

result from it. And then we can learn

how best to deal with them.

He has some very firm views on

education, based on the most recent

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available brain research. He thinks no child

should start school before six years old

because brain research shows most are not

ready to learn before then. He often cites

the world-class Finnish education system,

which starts children at school at aged six,

gets them emotionally ready for a year,

then begins intensive teaching from seven.

That, he believes, is bang on. He believes

the single most important thing for a young

school child is their disposition to learning,

that is, the way he or she feels about

themselves. This is far more important than

how adept they are at reading or writing or

reciting the theory of evolution. He says if

a five-year-old (who’s not ready to learn)

finds themselves struggling with reading

and writing, it can make them think they’re

“stupid” and that is something they carry

right through schooling. It is very important,

he says, to encourage them away from

this notion.

Nathan Wallis has a lot to say on the

teenage brain, too. He says it’s good for

parents and teachers to remember they’re

not dealing with a rational logical teenager

working in their frontal cortex. No,

teenagers spend most of their time working

in the limbic system – the emotional

and sexual part of the brain. And to deal

with them on any topic, whether it be

educational or emotional stuff, you have to

talk to that part of the brain.

As a mother of three children under

seven, I found his talks insightful and helpful.

We parents are always wondering if we are

doing things correctly and half the time we

don’t know if we are or not. Sometimes

we do, sometimes we don’t, but Nathan

Wallis’s findings and teachings are a good

reminder to remember we are not dealing

with like-minded humans. We are dealing

with toddler and then teenage brains that

work very differently to our own. The

more we connect with that notion, the

easier it is to communicate with our

children, then the better behaved they are

and the happier and more well-adjusted

adults they become.

The sweaty, uncomfortable parents filed

out of the school hall after each talk about

9pm. But they were buzzing. Armed with

new tactics and information to help them

become the thing they most want to be

good at: being mums and dads and having

great relationships with their kids.

He often cites

the world-class

Finnish education

system, which starts

children at school

at aged six, gets

them emotionally

ready for a year,

then begins intensive

teaching from seven.

That, he believes, is

bang on.

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Lizzie Dyer, the St Margaret’s College registrar, is the first person most families meet

when they visit the school as she helps guide them through the process of choosing,

enrolling and settling into the school. Here she provides her expert tips on getting the

most from school Open Days.

What ‘homework’ should parents do before attending an

Open Day?

The best thing you can do is talk to students and parents

who are already at the schools you are considering. Find

out what they like and why they chose the school. And, of

course, take a look at the website.

What is this experience designed to show?

All schools are at their best on Open Day and will have

academic, performing arts and sporting displays. It is when

we open our gates to the world to come and have a look.

Generally you will come away from an Open Day knowing

whether or not you want to take the next step. I liken it to

buying a house, you just know when it feels like home and

it should be the same with a school.

How should we prepare our children?

Encourage them to ask the student guides questions, and

get them to talk to friends who already attend the school.

Is this the same time boarders get their chance to

experience the school?

Absolutely, going away to school can be daunting for any

age. We run a sleepover at the same time as our Open Day,

which gives girls a taste of life as a boarder. Later in the year,

we run another sleepover for girls who are confirmed so

they can get to know other girls in their year who will also

be boarding.

Why are such days only once a year?

A huge amount of preparation goes into an Open Day and

most schools will want to keep disruption to learning to a

minimum for the rest of the year. However, schools will also

have info evenings or run private tours in addition to the

Open Day.

What if we can’t make the scheduled days, but still wish to

have an introduction to the school?

If you can’t make the Open Day, you can often book in

private tours throughout the year. This is one of the best

parts of my job, I love meeting the families and watching

the gorgeous girls go from slightly overwhelmed newbies to

become strong, confident young women during their time at

St Margaret’s.

The St Margaret’s College Open Day is on Friday 11 May,

10.30am–1.00pm. The Principal’s Address at 11.45am will feature

current Executive Principal, Gillian Simpson, as well as Diana

Patchett, who will take over the role from Term 3. To pre-register,


The SMC Sleepover takes place from 4.30pm on Friday 11 May

until 10.00am on Saturday 12 May. Pre-booking is essential at

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A place for fine food, high fashion, the

latest trends and designer services.


The new on-trend minimalist Soft 8 cupsole sneaker range.

• Ladies’ Soft 8 High Top sneaker in Bordeaux

• Ladies’ Soft 8 Slip On sneaker in Wild Dove

• Ladies’ Soft 8 Lace Up sneaker in Muted Clay


Perfumed Flowers by Cote Noire.


Erica by

LK Bennett.


Linn in Turquoise

by Ivylee.

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Wallace Cotton’s Autumn/Winter 2018

collection celebrates the change of

season with deep, passionate colours,

artistic prints and textured layers around

the modern home. Embrace the cooler

months in style with luxurious jewel

toned velvets and bold statement florals,

combined with hand knitted throws and

beautiful organic cottons. “We are loving

the current trend towards embracing

pattern and print in homes, and layering

with plains and different textures to

create a unique interior scheme,” says

Paula Wallace.


Swathe your feet in some seriously cool yet comfortable

leather with ECCO’s new Soft 8 sneaker. With on-trend

simple Scandinavian styling, this clever Danish design

delivers a shoe that’s somehow harder wearing as well

as lighter and more flexible than traditional cupsole

sneakers. It is slightly higher than the previous Soft model

with the anatomically-shaped footbed cupping your heel,

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Meet a small but highly experienced team with a simple goal:

to provide state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable and

friendly environment. Properly restored teeth should be

comfortable, look natural, and last many years without the need

for ongoing repair. The amalgam-free practice uses only the

latest techniques and materials to deliver the latest in cosmetic

dentistry. With the advent of bonded ceramics, implants and

the latest composite filling materials, let broken down dentition

and missing teeth be a thing of the past. Visit Dentistry on

Merivale and leave with a smile on your face.

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Next time you’re in Merivale check out this local secret.

Chicoti’s may be small but it’s got a big reputation for good

coffee, terrific food and a warm welcome. Regulars rave

about the flavoursome food like everyone’s favourite slices,

creative pies, club sandwiches and the best cheese scones! It’s

worth remembering Chicoti’s caters for corporates and small

parties too.

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Head to Merivale Mall and let Salmon Heaven spoil you. The

family business has been producing the most delectable smoked

salmon for 24 years, and is proud to introduce its latest range

of high end Sovereign smoked salmon, which really is to die

for. Salmon Heaven only uses premium Stewart Island farmed

king salmon that is processed using an old Scottish recipe which

results in the most unique and widely adored flavour. Why not

compliment your salmon dish with one of the many incredible

brands that Salmon Heaven stocks, including Gordon’s pickles

and Silverstead pastes and cheese boards.

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Finding the perfect pair of denim jeans can all too often feel

like an impossible task but luckily, Seletti concept store is

here to help. Stocking an extensive range of incredible brands

including Frame Denim and M.i.h Jeans, you definitely won’t be

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Meet Skye, from Italy. Part of the Beau Coops family,

it steps out in one of the hottest shades of the season

– the very colour Vogue cites as a favourite of Carolina

Herrera and John Galliano. These boots are made for

walking, by a brand all about comfort, quality and style.

This navy colourway has

been made exclusively

for Head Over Heels.

RRP $449.



Yes, it’s true. Flares are making

a comeback. If you think that

you’re not able to pull off this

reoccurring denim trend, think

again. Just opt for high-waisted

styles with raw edging and

you’re sure to be sending your

skinny jeans into redundancy.

LEO+BE has nailed the brief

with their ‘Laura’ jean.

So… grin and flare it.



Words Kate Preece


GM Hair recently hosted a client evening with

a difference. With an air of Wuthering Heights,

a meeting of creative minds saw the salon

transformed and models casting contemporary

shadows. Dressed by Sharon Ng, with makeup by

Ali McD and hair by GM Hair Gallery, clients were

treated to a night of inspiration.

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We love a piece that can be worn

more than one way, and the Dice

Roll Shirt by Maud Dainty manages

this trick effortlessly. Buttoned up,

it’s a shirt; worn open it’s a light

jacket, ideal for autumn.



From a collection that draws on the opulent

palette of the late renaissance period comes

Cami – unmissable in ‘Dijon’. A mini bucket

bag, its sleek design means opting for

mustard is still safe for the colour-wary.




A look at the latest styles you’ll fall

in love with this season.


The Destiny top in ‘oasis’ blue is

ideal for your transitional wardrobe.

Dress it up with a skirt and boots,

or go casual with jeans and

sneakers. Slightly longer at the back,

its scooped front and frilled ‘cold

shoulder’ make it a standout.



We love this look by SABA,

and it’s easy to see why. The

simple pairing of a cashmere

knit with mini is wrapped up

perfectly with a biker jacket.

Styled for warmth.

Paloma Long Biker, $499,


You’ll never regret having the

Pyrenees poncho on hand this

season. Its lightweight and soft

– thanks to a blend of wool

and alpaca, and can be worn as

easily over jeans as over your

Sunday leggings.



You’ll be happy when the

temperature drops and you

get to wrap up in this 100%

wool, fully lined coat with

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the Peter coat will become

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Five of New Zealand’s most notable

creators and designers present pieces

of great significance to them.

Stylist Sarah Louise

at Style Practitioner

Stylist Assistant Gregory Cooper

Photographer Dave Richards

Models Britt Fitzgibbon,

Oscar Bannan and Stassi Naylor,

Portfolio Model Agency

Hair Francis Kim,

Bliss Hair Salon

Makeup Evie Pitt

Location The Central Art


Models base outfit:

Loq Vero Boots $629

Head Over Heels.

Hush Hush Ladder

Control Slip $129.00



“The dress was created as part of a WORLD

Couture Collection where we challenged

ourselves to invent a series of modern female

superheroes. This particular dress was for a

character entitled ‘Drag Barbie’.” – Benny

Castles, WORLD

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“These earrings are, as with all Filigree jewellery, unique and

handmade. Filigree is known for its strong signature, referencing

modern design with a historical overtone.” – Vanessa Stowers,



“There is nothing quite like the confidence that comes from looking

your best in a beautifully crafted suit. This particular suit won

the Menswear Supreme Award at the Benson and Hedges Fashion

Awards in 1994.” – Mark van Roosmalen, MvR Tailoring

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“The graffiti leather goods were

made for our POP collection

inspired by Keith Haring. My

talented friend Harley Jones

graffitied all over these beautiful

deer-hide bags. The Cable Scarf in

sorbet can be worn as a scarf, vest,

top or skirt. The Pink Veil Jacket is

made of recycled wool fibres and is

a great wrap into piece.”

– Sara Munro, Company

Of Strangers


“This piece appeals in its sculptural,

strong silhouette; embodying the

uncompromising avant-garde spirit of

Comme des Garçons, which is always

in pursuit of the new. Rei Kawabuko’s

Comme des Garçons main line garments

are striking and empowering, while still

being very wearable.” – Sharon Ng,

Ng Design

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Gentlemen, take note; these are the building

blocks of any respectable fashion repertoire.

Words Ella James

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Cuff Ring

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by Republic

of Florence


Yes, we’re talking jewellery for guys…

rings to be exact.

For too long, it’s been a taboo, but in

recent weeks some of our favourite

male celebrities have initiated a

movement that’s been a long time


More than just a fashion trend,

jewellery can represent important

milestones in your life, no longer

reserved for getting wed. Stephen

Webster, Miansai and Alexander

McQueen all provide dapper, modern

options that offer shipping to New


Nothing oozes cool like a simple ring

on your little finger; we pinky promise.

STYLE TIP: Don’t stack up like Mr T,

keep it sleek and single.


They’re not just for weekends away,

they’re for life.

Are weekend escapes and business

trips tainted by timely delays at the

luggage belt? Invest in a slick, spacious

bag that will allow you to carry on,

carrying on.

Discard cheaper bags that will likely

bring bust zips, splitting seams and

frustration. Opt instead for designs

that feature reinforced handles, lined

interiors and smaller internal pockets.

The Beltrami Weekender by Republic

of Florence, available online at The

Iconic, ticks all of the boxes.

Endless luggage envy is in the bag.

STYLE TIP: Leather options get better

with age and experience, so be sure

to use it often.


Buy into a winter warmer that will

serve you for years to come.

A shearling jacket of high quality

provides a functional and fashionable

wardrobe staple that you’ll happily

reach for each winter.

The variations of this classic are

endless, so whether you’re looking to

channel Robert Redford in Downhill

Racer or Bane in The Dark Knight

Rises, there’s a shearling coat for you.

Flick auto-pilot on because your

mission to find a triumphantly

timeless coat is over.

STYLE TIP: The impression of a

broader chest can be achieved by

opting for double-breasted varieties.




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Add a splash of style and a

dash of class to dinner time

with these dramatic Pepper

and Salt Mills from Le

Creuset. The rich, ink colour

is sure to add sophistication

to any Mother’s kitchen.


Slip your hands into these Italian-made leather

gloves, lined with cashmere, and you won’t

want to take them off. Buttery soft, supple and

resilient, these gloves are snug, not tight, and

flex over time. And they come in a fab range

of jewel tones.



Here are some of our favourite gift ideas to spoil

our mums this year.


Waterlily facials harness premium botanical nutrients in

rejuvenating treatments that deeply replenish, renew

and repair with instantly visible results. We’re talking

pure shiraz wine, grape seed and potent anti-aging

resveratrol, along with fig, pomegranate, strawberry,

cacao and cocoa butter. Sounds divine!


Mum will love you joining her in the magnificent

alpine surroundings of Terrace Downs Resort

for a special Mother’s Day lunch buffet from

11am–1pm or 2–4pm. And, to keep the day

focused on her, we’d highly recommend adding a

day spa treatment. Bookings essential.

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Tea bags full of goodness for your bath $34.99


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Sisters Azita Yousefi and Ellie Yousefi provide the

lowdown on perfecting and improving your skin health.

How should we manage our skin’s health?

Drink plenty of water, eat foods with

antioxidants and healthy fats, avoid sugar, have

supplements and get enough sleep. Try to do

some activity that makes you feel good and

releases the tension and stress from your body.

Salon facials rejuvenate and improve the health

and appearance of the skin, from reducing

pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, to

improving hydration and skin firmness.

Remember, everyone’s skin is unique. It pays to

get professional advice to determine your skin

type – normal, sensitive, oily, dry – and consider

the effects of your lifestyle/work environment


What are some key factors to keeping skin

looking youthful?

Always remove makeup before going to bed,

even on late nights. Wash with a gentle cleanser

and exfoliate regularly. Avoid soaps or any

cleanser that strips oil from your skin. Limit

sun exposure and protect the skin with a good


What do you recommend for those looking to

revitalise tired-looking skin?

A good homecare routine, which is used

morning and night. Products should contain

medically active ingredients, such as vitamins A,

C and E, peptides and antioxidants.

Is there anything we can do about cellulite and

stretch marks?

Of course there is! The latest salon treatment

for body cellulite is a combination of

sonophoresis and iontophoresis. Sonophoresis

uses sound waves to help disperse the fatty

tissue, which will encourage tightening and

firming of the area, while iontophoresis utilises

electrical currents. A combination of a good

diet, exercise and skin and body treatments

make these treatments more effective.

For stretchmarks, we would suggest a

combination of the rolling/needling followed

by the Environ Ionzyme treatment (which

combines sonophoresis and iontophoresis).

We recommend following this up with a home

body rolling kit, used over the concerned areas,

alongside vitamins A, C and E oil.

What are your must-have beauty products?

Cleanser, moisturiser and sunblock.

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

A revolutionary overnight treatment that harnesses

a powerful blend of advanced peptide technology,

microalgae and wild oligo oligosaccharides (enhances

collagen synthesis) to help seal in hydration and restore

natural balance to the skin. Wake up to a smoother,

firmer and more youthful-looking complexion.





Ensure the last cream you apply for

the day is the one that will work the

most magic overnight.

Words Clemency Alice

Kate Somerville

Retasphere 2-in-1

Night Cream

An elite ‘wrinkle-busting’

two-in-one night cream with

an effective combination

of retinol and plumping

bio-derived hyaluronic

acid. Through consistent

regular use, the skin tone

and texture becomes more

even, fine lines and wrinkles

diminish, and skin elasticity

and firmness increases.

A night-time essential for

your bedside table.

At night-time, during sleep, our skin undergoes a

vital reparative process. The care and attention you

give to your skin at night will determine the feel and

appearance of your skin upon waking. This is why it is

essential to select targeted night creams that specifically

renew and recharge the skin while you slumber.

Before applying your night cream, make sure to

correctly cleanse, tone and prepare the skin with your

go-to serum. Then, carefully seal the actives you have

applied to your skin by gently massaging in your selected

cream with the tips of your fingers.

Here is a list of overnight wonder products to

incorporate into your evening beauty regime.

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If you’ve a fascination with furniture, a crush on contemporary

art or go gaga for gardens – and you don’t mind crowds – why

not combine your passion with your next holiday?

Words Gaynor Stanley

Monumental hands rise

from the water in Venice to

highlight climate change in last

year’s Biennale Arte.

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Every April, hundreds of thousands of interior designers,

stylists, architects, makers and creators descend on

Milan from all over the world for the Salone del

Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). Oh and 5000 journalists.

Founded in 1961 to promote Italian furniture and

furnishing, Salone has become the world’s most eagerly

anticipated design event presenting the cool and

covetable produced by more than 1800 companies

from 34 countries, boosted this year by the biennial

kitchen and bathroom showcases. About a quarter of

exhibitors are now international with New Zealand’s

Fisher & Paykel making its debut this year in the FTK

(Technology For The Kitchen) pavilions, hailed by

Salone for having ‘turned the design of conventional

domestic appliances on its head’. What excites the

crowds today has a huge influence on the styles we’ll

see in homes tomorrow (watch out for orange and

next-generation DishDrawers!).

• This week-long event is restricted to professionals

only Monday to Friday, but the public can register to

attend on the concluding weekend.

RIGHT: Visitors peruse the latest designer collections from titans

of furniture and homewares at Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan.

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The other big drawcard on the

art calendar is newbie Art Basel,

launched in the 1970s – and you

don’t have to go to the other end

of the world to enjoy a taste of it,

with satellite events Art Basel Hong

Kong (March 29–31, 2019) and Art

Basel Miami Beach (December 6–9,

2018) joining the Switzerland show

(June 14–17, 2018).


For more than 120 years, art lovers have flocked

(600,000 at last count) to the beloved Venice

Biennale, first held in 1895 in the French Garden

that Napoleon gifted to the city, Giardini. Some call

it the Olympics of Art with more than 80 countries

funding purpose-built galleries to present the work of

their nominated contemporary artist to the global art

world. It was here that works from Modigliani, Pollock,

Picasso and Ah Wei Wei (controversially representing

Germany rather than China) were first unveiled.

In 2017, New Zealand exhibited Lisa Reihana’s

Emissaries. Today the art has spilled from the Giardini

into the historic shipyard area of Arsenale and to the

walls and courtyards of splendid palaces and churches.

Decidedly one of the most prestigious cultural

institutions on the planet, associated festivals for Music,

Theatre and Cinema were added in the 1930s, and

more recently Architecture and Dance.

• You have five months (May 11–November 24,

2019) to see the Biennale, but time your visit for

the first week of September and you can also catch

the Venice International Film Festival and the annual

Regata Storica procession of historic boats and

modern-day gondola race along the Grand Canal.

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The Parthenon of Books at Documenta in 2017.

Photo Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

You have four years to save for the next edition of what

Deborah McCormick (see Art page 42) rates as the

world’s best art event, Documenta in Kassel, Germany,

and it is certainly the biggest – attracting 900,000

visitors to Documenta 14 last year to see works like The

Parthenon of Books by the artist Marta Minujin. Held only

every five years, the fifteenth Documenta will run from

June 18 until September 25, 2022.


If your garden is what gets

your heart going, then head to

Singapore for a spectacle of

all things green and beautiful.

The biennial Singapore Garden

Festival attracts garden and floral

design luminaries from close to

30 countries to show us how

it’s done (July 21–August 3,

2018). Lust over the Fantasy and

Landscape Show Gardens, Floral

Windows to the World, Balcony

Gardens and orchid displays that

will drop your jaw to the floor.

• The doyenne of flower shows

is, indisputably, the Chelsea

Flower Show, held by the Royal

Horticultural Society each May

in the grounds of the Royal

Hospital in Chelsea, London

(May 22–26, 2018).

Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz (USA) took out the Best of Show prize at the 2016 Singapore

Garden Festival for this Floral Windows to the World exhibit.

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The thriving English capital

delivers no shortage of

commoving culture, fantastic

fodder and enthralling

entertainment and luckily for

us, we’ve found an exceptional

tour guide. So, ditch the wax

museums and experience a

different side of London.

Words Ella James

Liz Matthews is in the know. Founder of

London-based LMPR, a highly reputable

public relations and consultancy service,

her clients include Alexa Chung, Paloma

Faith, Orla Kiely and Moët & Chandon.

While running a business of this nature

couldn’t possibly be confined to a regular

nine-to-five working day, Liz also knows

how to squeeze the most out of every

hour of free time spent in this thrilling city.

Her advice will take you on a journey less

travelled. (PS: If you have children in tow,

take particular note, because this busy

mum is an ace when it comes to keeping

the whole family happy.)

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After enduring a lengthy flight and disorientating time

difference, getting some quality shuteye is key if you want to

make the most of your trip, and a stay at Shoreditch House

will certainly ensure you wake up on the right side of the

bed. In East London, this six-storey converted warehouse

has rooms that are light, calming and offer unobstructed

views of a city just waiting to be explored.

Boasting striped sun loungers and an outdoor pool

heated to a balmy 26°C all year round, Shoreditch House is

a rare, tropical haven in the concrete jungle. The little ones

are invited to enjoy the pool until noon daily, so blow up

their arm bands and take a quick dip before you hail your

first taxi of the day.

The jewel in the crown when staying at Shoreditch House

is the access you gain into the prestigious members’ club.

You’re sure to be in great company; the exclusive rooftop

area is a favourite among many a luminary from across the

creative industries – with sightings of Princess Beatrice, Stella

McCartney and Ryan Gosling to name but a few.

Those not staying at the hotel have access via their

memberships, which cost as much as NZD$2920 and

you can only apply for with the support of at least two

members. So, your $233–$815 to stay per night isn’t so bad.

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The Monocle Cafe


Jet-lag might leave you feeling wide awake

during the wee hours, so consider a trip to

Duck and Waffle, situated on the 40th floor

of 110 Bishopsgate, aka Heron Tower. The

restaurant serves up unrivalled views of

the City of London and delectable food and

drink, 24 hours a day. A window table and

the bacon-wrapped dates are absolute musts.


If you’re keen to still fit in some exercise during your trip,

how does a barre class with a Beyoncé playlist sound?

According to Liz, it’s the perfect start to the day.

Since 2009, Move Your Frame has been shaking up the

fitness regimes of Londoners with its exciting and genuinely

enjoyable timetable of classes. Drop-in options and multiple

venues around town make for the perfect workout for


After your class, an indulgent breakfast will be well

deserved. The cardamom buns from The Monocle Café on

Chiltern Street in Marylebone come with a five-star rating

from this London local and her adorable young family.



Should you be lucky enough to be in London

between May 10 and October 7, 2018, be

sure to pay a visit to the Design Museum in

Kensington. Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

pays tribute to the late, great fashion pioneer

himself, who helped curate this exhibition

before his untimely passing in 2017.


Just a stone’s throw away from Liz’s front door is the

Horniman Museum and Gardens, a south London gem

with far less hectic crowds than those to be expected at

more central museums.

With a butterfly house, animal walk and aquarium on

site, there’s something for every child, and adult for that

matter in this Forest Hill must-see. General admission to

the museum is free, so money saved on tickets can be

spent on the next item on the agenda… shopping!

The kids will be happy and content after an entertaining

but educational few hours at the museum, earning you

some well-deserved shopping time. For some of the best

alternative retail therapy in London, Liz raves about the

eclectic range of independent vintage stores that can be

found a 10-minute drive away in Brixton.

If vintage isn’t your style, dart over to Dover Street

Market in Haymarket. This less-than-traditional

department store is teeming with esteemed brands

including Vetements and Comme Des Garçons. When it

comes to buying souvenirs, we’ll dutifully accept any piece

from the Gucci x Dover Street Market collection.

So, when packing for your trip, we strongly suggest

delegating suitcase space for your future fashion haul.

Dover Street Market

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Rumpus Room, Mondrian Hotel


No doubt you’ll be feeling somewhat sleepy after your relentlessly busy day. Thankfully,

the espresso martinis at Frank’s Café, Peckham, are guaranteed to perk you up. Situated

on the 10th floor of a car park, you may be deterred, but just take Liz’s word for it. Only

the trendiest London locals frequent Frank’s for unrivalled brown sugar hot wings, cocktails

and sunsets. It’s so cool, it closes for winter, so if that’s a clash with your itinerary, sister

restaurant The Camberwell Arms, is nearby – and known for its Sunday lunches.

While London is packed to the brim with incredible night clubs and bars, Liz fondly refers

to her favourite night on the town; a leopard-print themed birthday party at the Rumpus

Room on the roof of the Mondrian Hotel, South Bank, surrounded by everyone that she

loves. So, why not party Liz Matthews style and head to the Mondrian until the early hours

before heading back to the comfort of Shoreditch House? Leopard print, optional.

If dinner was on

Style, where would

you go and what

celebrity would

you take?

“Rules. It’s the

oldest restaurant in

London. I’d go there

with Stephen Fry

as I imagine you’d

never run out of

fascinating chat.”

– Liz Matthews.

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with panache

Motoring writer Ross Kiddie puts the European

Car of the Year through its paces.

Peugeot has recently released two very important new

models, the 2008 and 3008. This evaluation focuses on

the latter, a mid-size sport utility vehicle. The price range

spreads from $39,990 to $54,990 for a 2-litre diesel GT.

In its latest iteration, the 3008 lands here with three

engine options; one petrol-powered model and two

diesels. The test car is the entry-level Active with a 1.6-litre

turbocharged petrol engine. It is pretty much a carryover

from the previous generation and that’s no surprise as it is

an honest, efficient and solid performer.

Peugeot rates it with 121kW and 240Nm power

outputs, the latter arriving at just 1400rpm, which is thanks

to the turbocharged boost. Never at any point during

my time with the car did I think the engine felt underequipped.

Performance is solid and this is backed up by

healthy acceleration figures – a standstill to 100km/h time

of 9sec can be expected.

The 3008 is only available here with automatic

transmission. The six-speeder has a broad spread of ratios,

the engine easily filling the gaps between gears, the two

elements combine to provide smooth application.

Like most manufacturers, Peugeot has included a manual

sequential shift system over the conventional six-speeder,

that is available at the main gearshift lever itself, there are

also several drive and uneven surface modes available

through dial and push-buttons. I used standard mode

mostly as it relaxes the engine, as opposed to a more lively

experience in sport mode.

Under those conditions the 3008 1.6 returns healthy

fuel usage figures. Although I couldn’t replicate Peugeot’s

seven-litre per 100km/h (40mpg) combined cycle claim,

the fuel usage readout was constantly reading around

8l/100km (35mpg) during my time in the car. At 100km/h

the engine is loping over at just 1800rpm, returning an

instantaneous reading of just 5.4l/100km (52mpg), yet

at the same time it is eager to be unleashed, the turbo

boosting well at that speed, offering eager overtaking


The 3008’s driveline is a cracker and has fluid

management protocols, Peugeot has landed on a

combination that works solidly and smoothly.

Peugeot has also long been regarded for ride quality in

relation to handling balance, and the 3008 is a product

of that ideology. The spring and damper rates on the

front-strut/rear-multiple link set-up are only moderately

firmed and that, in turn, provides occupant protection

from uneven road surfaces, and there are plenty of those

in Christchurch.

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The 3008 rides on grippy 225/55 x 18in Continental

tyres and they provide surety and direct turn-in,

the entire car has directional accuracy and that is a

reassuring feeling given that the 3008’s main role is that

of safe family transport.

Those who do travel on board will have the benefit

of a large occupant area, rear seat passengers haven’t

been jeopardised by a healthy load area.

The new 3008 bristles with technology including

clever display graphics, which can be altered easily

depending on preference, there are two main screens,

all displaying a wealth of information.

New features include three-dimensional satellite

navigation, head-up instrument display and Apple Car

Play and Android Auto capability. These inclusions sit

on what would already be regarded as a high-spec

vehicle in the first instance. I particularly like the array

of toggle switches, which control some of the minor

functions – they are nice to use and look great.

I also like the fabric trim of the test car, while leather

is available on higher grade models, I prefer the nonleather

option and, at under $40k, you still get a lot of

vehicle for the money.

Of course, the 3008 has a five-star safety rating.

The latter is pretty much a mandatory selling point

these days and would have contributed to the 3008

being named the European Car of the Year for 2017. It

was the first SUV to take the title. That, along with all its

other features, makes it a worthy winner in my opinion.


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DIMENSIONS – Length, 4447mm; width, 1906mm;

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CONFIGURATION – Four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive,

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PERFORMANCE – 0-100km/h, 9.7sec

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Peugeot has also long been regarded

for ride quality in relation to

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Elly McGuinness provides advice to keep you

on the straight and narrow.

Have you started a fitness routine before, only to ‘fall off

the wagon’ a few weeks later? If so, you’re not alone.

It’s common to start out well, and then find you’re unable to

maintain your efforts further down the track. This is usually

because a few important ‘success’ elements have been

missed, and ultimately the plan hasn’t taken your full situation

into account.

Life will always throw you ‘curve balls’, which have the

ability to hinder your progress. However, with a bit of

forethought you can help ensure you get back on track as

soon as possible.

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A support ‘team’ can go a long way towards

helping you stay on track towards your goals.

Who’s on your support team? They’re the people

who encourage and help you along the way.

Perhaps they look after your kids while you’re

exercising, or maybe your number one supporter

is a partner who has dinner ready for you when

you come home after a workout. A workout

buddy or personal trainer can also form part of

your support crew.

Surround yourself with these supporters to

increase your chances of success.


Planning is a crucial element for success. A

fitness plan is a template or diary where you can

include what you’re going to do and when you’re

going to do it – e.g. Monday 6pm: Pilates class.

An effective fitness plan should consider your

goals, personal situation and potential barriers to

success. It should also include a ‘plan B’, for when

things don’t go as planned!

Before you start your fitness routine, make

sure you know when and how it will fit into your

current lifestyle.


Everyone is motivated in different ways. First and

foremost, it’s crucial you have strong internal

drivers that will provide the ‘hunger’ for you to

achieve your goals. This comes down to knowing

the deep reasons why your goals are important

to you (and reminding yourself of them along

the way).

On more of a surface level, decide what other

factors will help motivate you on your fitness

journey. These will be different for everyone and

could include things like:

• Journaling your progress; wins and challenges;

• Creating an inspiring ‘vision board’ to illustrate

what you want;

• Setting yourself a reward for reaching a big

goal, and perhaps smaller rewards for reaching

milestones along the way.

Here’s to your long-term health and fitness

success – it’s time to go out and kick those goals!


Preparation is the stage to consider after you

have a solid plan in place. What still needs to

happen to get you into the ‘action’ phase? Do

you need to join a gym or purchase a new pair of

running shoes? Perhaps you need to start making

your lunch the night before in order to get up

for an early fitness session? Sometimes you will

need to create new habits during the preparation

phase to get you set for action.

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Words Vanessa Ortynsky


My love for baos knows no limits... And

I’m super stoked to hear that some of my

favourite Christchurch spots are adding

dessert baos to their menus. Sister Kong

recently introduced a lip-smacking Oreo bao,

which perfectly satisfied my sweet tooth. I’m

waiting with baited breath to see what they

come up with next.

image: Vanessa Ortynsky


This month, diners from Auckland to Dunedin will be

sipping on pinot and salivating over prosciutto. Chefs have

been tasked with producing designer dishes to not only

show off Italy’s favourite cured ham, but bring out the best

in either Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015 or Te Wahi Central

Otago Pinot Noir 2015. Those in Christchurch can enjoy

the resulting matches at Bloody Mary’s, O.G.B., Universo,

JDV, Fiddlesticks or No.4, while for Queenstowners, head

to Botswana Butchery, The Grille by Eichardt’s, Eichardt’s

Bar, or The Spire.

image: Supplied

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We’re nearing the end of autumn, which is when my

love for pizza increases tenfold. Pizza by the slice is

one of my favourite indulgences, particularly when

one piece actually equals two regular-sized slices.

There’s a new place in town to feed your pizza

cravings, Alligator Pizza in Riccarton (122 Riccarton

Road). The small shop makes large Neo-Neapolitan/

New York style pizza from mostly local and Italian

ingredients. Think simple flavours available from the

cabinet or whole pies to go.



Our city’s coffee scene is constantly

evolving and we now have a number of

world-class cafés at our disposal. As of

late, I’ve been getting my morning fix at

The Corner Store. Slinging The Sailor

Son coffees through the window at

314 Cashel Street, The Corner Store

is an event and arts space with artist

studios, housing up to 14 residents.

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86 STYLE | wine



Words Kate Preece


For those looking to experience some award winners, or

simply ones we rate, here is some inspiration:

Chardonnay: You would be silly to go past Te Awa Single

Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016. Why? Quite simply,

it trumped 1002 other bottles to be crowned Guala

Closures NZ Champion Wine of the Show at this year’s

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards – New Zealand’s oldest

national wine competition. Who said chardonnay was dead?

Rosé: We are firm Ned supporters, so to see The Ned

Pinot Rosé 2017 take out the Champion Rosé title at the

aforementioned awards just confirmed our good taste. If

this unseasonably warm weather sticks around, there’s no

reason not to stick to a bit of blush.

Sparkling: If you haven’t tried Rock Ferry Blanc de Blancs,

do. It’s a certified-organic number that is brilliantly bubbly

and produced in much the same way as champagne – or so

a waiter told us. Delish.


On a luncheon menu enjoyed by Oscar nominees and

Academy Award winners was a little bit of Kiwi flair.

At the Beverly Hilton, 175 Academy Award

nominees – including Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe and

Emma Thomas – sipped a Loveblock sauvignon blanc.

The drop from Marlborough was served alongside a

delicious menu of Chilean sea bass, with mango and

red and white quinoa; roasted asparagus with crispy

shallots and oven-roasted tomatoes; and a dessert

made up of mini lemon tarts, mini tiramisu cups and

fresh berries.

One of three wine options, the sav itself was in

good company – sitting alongside La Crema Pinot

Noir and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut.

Loveblock, owned by Erica and Kim Crawford,

prides itself on producing “earth-loving” organic and

sustainable wines.



It has been a passion for rosé – not fine music – that

has brought about a business partnership between

Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi (23).

“Hampton water” as the pair would fondly refer

to rosé, while holidaying in the Hamptons, was

always the drink of choice, and now, they’ve made

their own – Diving into Hampton Water. It’s the

result of Jesse and former college roommate Ali

Thomas coming up with a label too good for Bon

Jovi to resist, and a partnership with acclaimed

French winemaker (and former rugby player) Gérard


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There’s a new concept sneaking onto the

shelves at the liquor stores and we’re not

sure what to make of it. Shelley Robinson

took up the task of trying New Zealand’s

version of wine in a can.

Mention canned wine to anyone and you’ll see their upper

lip curl and then they’ll repeat it back to you for fear they


Don’t get me wrong, I am no wine snob. Indeed, I’ve flirted

outrageously with the $9.99 shelf of wines on occasion when

things were dire. For this journey, I’ve recruited my lad, The

Frenchman, to help me out. (He’s also a fine dining chef and

brutally honest to the point you may wince a bit.)

The Frenchman is one of those wine folk that buys a jolly good

bottle, savours it, speaks lovingly to it and about it, to the point

that I wonder what the bottle has that I don’t. If you are one of

those types of people, then the four brands of canned wine we

tried are not for you. Read no further. Off you pop.

For those that remain, you are probably like me. We invest in

the odd expensive bottle but typically buy at the supermarket and

use two adjectives to describe wine – ‘delightful’ or ‘yuck’.

So, you have the two extremes for this particular jaunt into the

canned-wine movement.

Surprisingly, wine-in-a-can has been lurking, according to the

Australian Financial Times, as far back as the 1930s. Fast forward,

and it has undergone a resurgence now they have figured out a

canning method that doesn’t actually corrode.

The US seems to be particularly smitten with it. A 2016

Nielsen report said the market had increased by 125 per cent. As

for us? There appears to be four main producers really putting

their back into placing NZ grapes into a can – Misty Cove Wines,

Crafter’s Union, Allan Scott and Joiy.

But what about the taste, I hear you sigh. Just get on with it. Is

it rubbish?

Crafters Union Sauvignon Blanc RRP $8.99

Photo: Supplied

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Joiy Sparkling NV

and Sparkling Rosé

RRP $6.50

Crafter’s Union

Pinot Gris

RRP $8.99

Crafter’s Union


RRP $8.99

Misty Cove is quite clearly after the younger generation with

slimline 250ml energy-drink-like cans with quirky names. They are

very clearly not targeting myself, a 36-year-old with a fondness

for knitting and Nina Simone.

The Embezzler Pinot Noir is not offensive. It does lack that

signature pinot noir finish – let’s deem it a beginner’s red wine.

The Charlatan Sauvignon Blanc is a different beast. I’m afraid we

may need to leave it there because what the Frenchman said is

not fit for company, and I’m afraid I agree with him.

“I wouldn’t even cook with this,” was the only printable

comment he made.

Oh dear.

Two in Misty

Cove’s range

RRP $6.49

Allan Scott

Gooseberry Bomb

RRP $8.99

Their sparkling wine offering, The Hustler, was missing a very

key element – bubbles.

This range is suited perhaps for where the focus is on chugging

it back quickly, if you will.

Crafter’s Union wins the award for the most delightful

designs – it makes you happy just looking at its cans. Hawke’s

Bay provides the grapes for its rosé, which was a particularly

gorgeous hue, and also the pinot gris, a charming wee gem.

The pick of the bunch was its sauvignon blanc, courtesy of

Marlborough grapes. Beaut fruity taste.

All three do lack that complexity and acidity, that gorgeous

moment when your taste buds are in heaven deciphering the

teasing nature of the wine. Or if you prefer Frenchman’s analysis:

“It’s boring, but drinkable.”

Joiy’s prosecco-style sparkling wine really appears to have

caught the fancy of Canadian taste buds – apparently it is the

number one selling canned wine there. It’s been doing canned

wine for two years and getting ready to release a sparkling rosé,

pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz.

It has also put Australian grapes in with our grapes, but we’ll

forgive them for that transgression.

You wouldn’t be at all ashamed taking this pretty little can

to where wine glasses are not permitted. The taste was very

pleasant. The bubbles didn’t hang around long and you do miss

the jitterbug on the back of the throat as they go down.

Now, take a bow Allan Scott if you please, because the

Gooseberry Bomb Sauvignon Blanc fermented with hops is

delightful. The Frenchman gave it a solid 7 out of 10. And while

he was noting all sorts of poncy wine things, I was too busy

thoroughly enjoying drinking the rest of the can to pay attention.

So, the verdict on canned wine? Well, it is not going to

sit pride of place next to a Chambertin or a tasty treat from

Domaine de Chevalier, but then that was never the intention.

But put good wine in a can and it will go places bottles can’t.


Café Kudos

Sesame Sushi and Asian Fusion

Muffin Break

Corner House


Discover why people are raving about the

sushi and Asian fusion dishes at this stylish,

quick service restaurant in Sydenham. Freshly

prepared from the best quality ingredients,

yet inexpensive, is the order of the day. All

your Japanese favourites like sushi, nigiri,

donburi, bento boxes, plus signature musttries

like the Sushi Salad. Great seafood and

they cater for vegans. Dine in, takeaway or

order a catering platter now.

33 Elgin Street, 943 7872





Inspired by Camden Lock in London, this

newcomer is winning plaudits for its modern

Kiwi take on English favourites, stylish loft

décor and glorious balcony. Expect polished

service and quality local ingredients in dishes

like Duck Liver Paté, Manuka Smoked

Salmon and Canterbury Lamb Rack, as well

as an impressive range of craft beers, exciting

wines and cocktails. Delicious breakfasts are

served daily, along with lunch, dinner and a

tempting bar snacks menu.

Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road, 341 5567


A new Muffin Break is in the baking, with a

brand-new café opening at Northlands on

the 8th of May. It’s Muffin Break, but not

as you know it, creating a comfortable and

relaxed atmosphere in a busy shopping

centre environment. The café will continue

to sell the delicious freshly baked muffins

and lunch items you know and love, along

with their fresh signature blend barista-made

coffee. So take a well-earned break and

enjoy their new comfortable seating area.

Northlands Shopping Centre

Main North Road, Papanui, 352 2520


Red Bowl offers a variety of Cantonese

cuisine in a refreshing dining atmosphere.

The fully licensed BYO is a perfect spot

for a gathering of friends or family, with

a range of dishes to suit every taste.

With an expansive dining space, large

parking area and experienced staff, it can

also cater for events of up to 100. Red

Bowl serves one of the best Yum Cha

in Canterbury at lunch which is available

until 3pm.

57 Mandeville Street, Riccarton,

348 3688

Fishermans Wharf

The Coffee Fans


Red Bowl

The Camden

@Tony’s Teppanyaki


This restaurant strives to create a joyous

atmosphere and the best tasting Chinese

food. The chef-in-charge will cook your

meal with perfect judgment. Despite its

large size, the service is quick and goodnatured.

Don’t miss the fried dumplings –

touted by some as the best in Christchurch.

Family-friendly and equally good for date

nights or functions for up to 150, Joyful has

plenty of on-street or rear parking too.

102 Riccarton Road, 341 6883


Many make a beeline to Church Corner

Mall for Corner House’s expansive menu of

Cantonese dishes. You’ll find everything from

soups to sizzling plates at very reasonable

prices. The menu choices include tofu and

vegetable options, plus everyone’s favourite

meats, even venison. Corner House is

open for lunch and dinner and is a popular

option for takeaways too. They serve dim

sum every day and stay open late. Walk-ins


376 Riccarton Road, 341 6992


Fresh and flavoursome homemade food

served in contemporary surroundings

makes Café Kudos a popular dining

destination. It’s a regular haunt for local

workers and attracts many who make a

special trip from further afield. Relax on

a comfy couch in front of the fireplace

or head outside to the expansive deck

to dine in the sun and enjoy breakfast or

lunch. Open Monday to Saturday, it’s fully

licensed, caters for functions and offers its

own boardroom for corporate gatherings.

235 Annex Road, Middleton, 03 338 1801


Both the food and the coffee are Prima

at this cafe (the tea is Teas Me) serving

brunch and light meals daily. Enjoy

an awesome choice of freshly-made

salads, wraps, frittatas, pies, bliss balls

and sweet treats, with gluten-free and

vegan options. It’s dog friendly with free


159 Cranford Street, 355 8744 Coffee Fans


Book early if you’d like to nab one of

the 20 hot seats surrounding the chefs

cooking on the three genuine Teppan

Yaki (hot plate) grills. They are very, very

popular. As is Tony’s in general for its

traditional and contemporary Japanese

cuisine that also includes sashimi, sukiyaki,

tempura, tataki and homemade wasabi

cheesecake. Open for lunch and dinner

daily with all you can eat Teppan Yaki

from Monday to Thursday and fully

licensed. What more could you want?

85 Riccarton Road, 341 6608

2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead, 348 5644


Spectacular harbour views, a warm and

friendly atmosphere overlooking the

working port of Lyttelton, Fishermans

Wharf offers a great range of wonderful

meal options to suit all. With the freshest

locally caught fish and local produce the

saying goes “from boat to plate”.

39 Norwich Quay Lyttelton

Ph 328 -7530

Jo Scott-Lysaght, Charlotte Smulders, Sarah Burtscher

Bronwyn Sheeham, Trish Coleman

Charlotte McNulty, Hannah Stack



WORLD hosted the launch of the new Cire Trudon candle, which

boasts a refreshing mimosa scent. Though Les Belle Matières –

Estérel draws its fragrance from a plant, attendees happily sipped on

freshly poured mimosas (champagne and orange juice) as they learnt

about all things candles, from the wax to the wick, from Cire Trudon

expert Gavin Sommer.

Ethan Rush

Gavin Sommer, Benny Castles

Chantel Kennedy, Abbey Jenkins-McCaw

Kim Hughes, Christine Stiles-Pickard

Blair Jackson, Kim Macintosh



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Rob Latham, Glen Sulzberger, Paul Wiseman, Dave Kelly

Matt Gordon, Geoff Allott, Tony Finch, Chris Harris



The rain eventually cleared for the Queen Street Cricket Club

charity golf event, held in Shirley Golf Club’s immaculate grounds.

Sir Ian Botham and Sir Richard Hadlee were some of the cricketing

greats who played alongside a selection of up-and-coming young

cricket stars.

Angus Kebbell, Peter Guthery, Tom Harding, David Mackenzie

Sir Richard Hadlee, Sir Ian Botham

Michael Davidson, Leo Carter, Jeremy Benton

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Adam Askim, Pete McIntyre, Anastassia McIntyre, Georgiou Kyriacos

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An introduction to the new X-class Mercedes-Benz range was more than enough

to tempt enthusiasts to reenter Armstrong Prestige’s showroom. The sleek and

sophisticated event matched the four vehicles that lay shrouded in mystery until the

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Andrew Gray, Nikki Trewere, Pat King, Josh Noonan

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Dig out your denim, put on some sparkle –

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