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Luxury comes in many forms. It can be an indulgent experience or
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THE ROYAL QUEENSTOWN
The 9th annual Easter show boasts a wealth of
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Milford Galleries, Queenstown
A Tom Waits musical inspired by Lewis
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Free Theatre, Christchurch Arts Centre
WORKING CLASS MAN
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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.
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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
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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 paperplus.co.nz/events
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 jazzbluesfestival.co.nz)
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,
Christchurch. Find out more at travelandco.nz
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
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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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A MAGIC CARPET RIDE
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.
WALK THIS WAY
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
AN IMPERIAL SEAL OF APPROVAL
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
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THE STAR OF THE SHOW
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.
POCKET A PROFIT
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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Our top picks of investment pieces that are
certainly worth saving for a rainy day.
ALWAYS ON TIME
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.
A REAL CORKER
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,
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BAG YOURSELF A KEEPER
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
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
For the first time in almost a
decade, reports show that the
super-rich are investing more
money in art than they are in
wine. So, this is the perfect time
to add some history to your
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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
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.
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.
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
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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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
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
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
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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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
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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
Have you been searching for
firewood storage that’s both
practical and visually pleasing?
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This model allows for ample
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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
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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
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 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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40 STYLE | art
Us v Them, 2010, acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas.
DE LAUTOUR ABSTRACTS
AT CHC ART GALLERY
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
TIME FOR A BATHROOM BREAK
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
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
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
“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.
44 STYLE | landscaping
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
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
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
If you need a painter or decorator, a
registered Master Painter will make your
investment look better and last longer.
with Tim Goom
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.
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.
• 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
• 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,
avoiding vehicles being blocked in, in a real life game of Tetris. If your
driveway is tight we can include proper turning circles that suit your
vehicle and enhance manoeuvrability, avoiding the need for a
• Differentiate between surfaces for pedestrians and vehicles by using
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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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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
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
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.
What part of law brings you the most
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
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
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
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
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
system, which starts
children at school
at aged six, gets
ready for a year,
then begins intensive
teaching from seven.
That, he believes, is
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A GUIDE TO
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
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
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
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
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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Meet a small but highly experienced team with a simple goal:
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CHICOTI’S FINE FOOD
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
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SALMON HEAVEN… IT’S TO DIE FOR
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for. Salmon Heaven only uses premium Stewart Island farmed
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Here at Harcourts Holmwood Merivale we have a
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SHOE OF THE MONTH
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.
FLARE WE GO
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
SHOW US THE WAY
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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ROLL THE DICE
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.
FUN & FLIRTY
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.
TOP TO TOE
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
A COAT OF COLOUR
You’ll be happy when the
temperature drops and you
get to wrap up in this 100%
wool, fully lined coat with
hood. Proudly NZ made
and beautifully tailored,
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
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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
“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,
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OF ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT
PIECES FOR MEN
Gentlemen, take note; these are the building
blocks of any respectable fashion repertoire.
Words Ella James
RAF Shearling in
Golden by Chapal
A IS FOR ACCESSORIES
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.
B IS FOR BAGS
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,
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.
C IS FOR COATS
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
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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.
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cacao and cocoa butter. Sounds divine!
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Mum will love you joining her in the magnificent
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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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The ultimate wish list
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THE SECRET TO
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
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
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
An elite ‘wrinkle-busting’
two-in-one night cream with
an effective combination
of retinol and plumping
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.
Eminence Blueberry Soy Night
An award-winning, organic night cream that renews
and repairs your skin. Envelope your skin with a
delicate, fresh fragrance and a rich, creamy texture.
For a lighter application, this can be emulsified with
just a few drops of water.
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La Prairie Cellular Power
A retinyl-infused night-time
energy booster treatment with La
Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Power
Complex. This high performance
miracle worker retexturises,
energises, detoxifies and firms
the skin. It boasts an advanced
retinol-oxygen dual pump
system, which releases oxygen
into the skin to enhance retinol
performance. Perfect for fine lines,
age spots, pigmentation, and dull
skin in need of a quick boost.
Sisley Night Cream with
Collagen and Woodmallow
A luxurious skin cream with a
high concentration of soluble
collagen to help renew, firm
and repair the skin. Woodmallow
gently moisturises and softens
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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.
74 STYLE | luxe travel
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
• 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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body piercing by
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Knorr, part of Art
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stands outside the
Bass Museum of Art
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Beach. Photo Billy H.C.
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.
76 STYLE | travel
LIKE A LOCAL
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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REST YOUR HEAD
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.
AZZEDINE ALAÏA, A MOST
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
“Rules. It’s the
oldest restaurant in
London. I’d go there
with Stephen Fry
as I imagine you’d
never run out of
– Liz Matthews.
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80 STYLE | motoring
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
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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.
PRICE – Peugeot 3008 Active, $39,990
DIMENSIONS – Length, 4447mm; width, 1906mm;
CONFIGURATION – Four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive,
1598cc, 121kW, 240Nm, six-speed automatic.
PERFORMANCE – 0-100km/h, 9.7sec
FUEL USAGE – 7l/100km
Peugeot has also long been regarded
for ride quality in relation to
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product of that ideology.
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82 STYLE | wellbeing
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
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.
Use these four top tips for your best chance at long-term
success with your fitness plan.
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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
4. PERSONAL INSPIRATION
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
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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84 STYLE | food
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
A PERFECT PAIRING
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.
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PIE IN THE SKY
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
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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.
SAV SIPPED AT THE OSCARS
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
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
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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
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88 STYLE | wine
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
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
Crafters Union Sauvignon Blanc RRP $8.99
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Joiy Sparkling NV
and Sparkling Rosé
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.
Two in Misty
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.
Sesame Sushi and Asian Fusion
SESAME SUSHI & ASIAN FUSION
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
THE CAMDEN RESTAURANT & BAR
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
MUFFIN BREAK, NORTHLANDS
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
57 Mandeville Street, Riccarton,
The Coffee Fans
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
THE COFFEE FANS
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
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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 LAUNCHES NEW
CIRE TRUDON CANDLE
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.
Gavin Sommer, Benny Castles
Chantel Kennedy, Abbey Jenkins-McCaw
Kim Hughes, Christine Stiles-Pickard
Blair Jackson, Kim Macintosh
elegance and sophistication.
synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness,
urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort,
luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness.
Rob Latham, Glen Sulzberger, Paul Wiseman, Dave Kelly
Matt Gordon, Geoff Allott, Tony Finch, Chris Harris
QUEEN STREET CRICKET
CLUB CHARITY GOLF DAY
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
Angus Kebbell, Peter Guthery, Tom Harding, David Mackenzie
Sir Richard Hadlee, Sir Ian Botham
Michael Davidson, Leo Carter, Jeremy Benton
Andrew Batey, Pat McCarthy, Tom Coltman, Sam Clouston
James Hanafin, Chris White
SATURDAY 26 MAY
FRIDAY 25 MAY
WITH THE SYMPOSIUM
WEDNESDAY 23 MAY
AND THE NEW ZEALAND
PROGRAMME OUT NOW
Adam Askim, Pete McIntyre, Anastassia McIntyre, Georgiou Kyriacos
Joyce Wylie, Leu Wylie
Crissa Westbury, Simon Xu
MERCEDES-BENZ X-CLASS LAUNCH
AT ARMSTRONG PRESTIGE
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
final flourish unveiled their finer points.
Sheryl Bruce, Chris Pickering
Terri Ascroft, John Ascroft
Roger Brandrick, Christine Brandrick
Nancy Peter, Kim Chan, Jo Grams
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Craig Campbell, Matthew Alfeld, Jacob Campbell, Craig Shaw, Rachel Shaw, Joshua Newland
Sophie Hart, Joel Hart
THE GOOD HOME
OPENS IN FERRYMEAD
It was a relaxed and enjoyable affair that celebrated
The Good Home’s arrival in Ferrymead. Guests were
treated to food and refreshments as they took in the
spacious and well-decorated interior and soaked up the
late afternoon sun in the outdoor courtyard.
Andrew Gray, Nikki Trewere, Pat King, Josh Noonan
Rob Hardy, David Hannah
Charmaine Smith, Paula Hoskin
Dig out your denim, put on some sparkle –
The Little Gems Project
Cholmondeley Children’s Centre is proud to present
our first annual fundraising evening of Denim, Diamonds
& Dancing at Sixty6 on Peterborough.
Join our MC, Jason Gunn for an evening of live
entertainment, delicious canapés, plenty of dancing,
a live auction, and much more.
Saturday, 26th May 2018
7:30pm — Midnight
Starting from $138
Jeremy Simpson, Dawn Simpson, Neil Jones
James Green, Simon O’Brien, Julie Holdstock, Jason Brooks
John Etheridge, Georgina Torrington
DISCOVER TRAVEL &
EMIRATES SALUTE THE CITY
Discover Travel and Emirates collaborated to celebrate the rebirth of the
Christchurch CBD. Delicious canapes and espresso martinis set the mood
for the evening, expertly provided by the talented chefs at The Botanic.
Kristin Brown, Briar Nash
Janine Hay, Linda Weiss
Peter Dunne, Mike Oliver, David Seath, Richard Bailey
Aaron Pero, Sophie Pero
Lily Cooper, Julianne Liebeck
Bruce Lindsay, Pamela Lindsay
Graham Ewing, Rae Ewing
Paul Lonsdale, Ian Collier, Denise Lonsdale
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business class on Emirates A380
With daily departures from Christchurch, fly Emirates to
Sydney (and beyond) and experience world-class service,
award-winning in-flight entertainment and gourmet cuisine.
Call us now to begin your discovery.
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THE ALL NEW BMW M5 WITH M xDRIVE.
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GOOD FOR THE SOUL
The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival runs
May 23–27, with 30 shows to get your toes tapping. On May 26, Bad Gin
Sanctuary will bring together two bands and a DJ for Soul Train, an evening of
music from 1972. It kicks off at 8.30pm at Blue Smoke (The Tannery), and we
have a double pass for one lucky Style reader.
THE GIFT OF HEALTH
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from the moment you walk in the door. It’s
more than a fitness centre – it’s your third
space between home and work. Watch
Game of Thrones while on the treadmill
or relax at a table and catch up on emails.
Amenities include unlimited body scans,
free towel service and a custom workout
with one of the trainers. Koha means “gift”
and its owners believe that good health is
a gift. Although Koha Fitness is a state-ofthe-art
gym, “he tangata!” (it’s the people)
that make the difference. Style has a threemonth
membership, valued at $540, to
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