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Our Style people

Richard Dalman enriches the spaces where

people live, work and play through architecture

and interior design. The award-winning managing

director of Dalman Architects is a born and bred

Cantabrian who has nearly 30 years behind him

as a registered architect. Richard is a regular

contributor for Style, with this latest feature bringing

to our attention some small but mighty Canterbury

buildings that have recently won awards (page 39).

Charmaine McGregor created

Be Health and Wellness because she wanted

women to honour their value and worth.

Through wellness coaching, adventure weekends

and retreats, she faciliates great transformation

by connecting mind, body and spirit. Her latest

retreat, Find Your Fire, helps women move from

fear, confusion and unhappiness to knowing

exactly what they need to move forward. In this

issue, she tackles travellers’ anxieties (page 70).

Melissa Landrebe finds travel addictive.

Her passion for adventure and learning about

fascinating countries around the globe remains

strong, even after 29 years in the industry. The

director of YOU Travel Ferrymead loves being

able to help others create memories they will

never forget, as, after all, travel enhances our

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Late checkout – Makes that last day

so much more relaxed.

Snow - It started its descent early. The

ski bunnies are hopping.

Deep-fried cauliflower - Can

trump fried chicken and fries. The

Bacon Brothers make theirs with

chickpea flour to appease the glutenfree.

Rumours - What’s coming to

Lyttelton’s Te Ana Marina? Its new

hospo hotspot, The Woolstore, will

feature an award-winning restaurateur...

you’ll want to book a table ASAP!


Judgy airline staff - It’s as though a

request for another drink is not what

they expect to hear. You may be

working, but we’re on holiday.

Toilet rolls - and their infuriating

way of being, at times, impossible to


Farewell to Freemans - The

Lyttelton foodie favourite is changing

hands – and flavours, with Asian-fusion

set to be on the locale’s next menu.

稀 攀 戀 爀 愀 渀 漀

䔀 一 䐀 伀 䘀 匀 䔀 䄀 匀 伀 一 圀 䤀 一 吀 䔀 刀 匀 䄀 䰀 䔀 一 伀 圀 伀 一

Success comes

from being authentic

Success comes

from being authentic

Love your life

Love your life

One of my personal missions is to live an

authentic life. I always try to measure this by my

own yardstick, not that of others, and to do that

I’ve had to counter something that challenges all

One of us of at my some personal time missions or another is – to fear, live especially an

authentic fear of life. failure. I always More try than to measure anything this else, by my

own this yardstick, can be the not biggest that of hurdle others, to and achieving to do that

I’ve the had things to counter that you something most want, that whether challenges all

of professionally us at some time or personally. or another – Winston fear, especially Churchill

the said: fear “Success of failure. is not More final, than failure anything is not else, fatal: it is

this the can courage be the to biggest continue hurdle that to counts,” achieving and he

the was things right. that I’m noticing you most the want, relevance whether of these

professionally words in a professional or personally. capacity Winston as the Churchill market

said: takes “Success on its winter is not final, coat. failure Auction is not clearance fatal: it rates is

the edge courage back and to continue people enter, that counts,” then exit, and the he

was industry, right. I’m shocked noticing that the it’s relevance not as ‘easy’ of as these they

words thought in a it professional would be. capacity as the market

takes What on were its winter their expectations? coat. Auction Careers clearance are rates

edge built, back not pulled and people out of enter, a hat, then and exit, there’s the more

industry, hard work shocked than magic that it’s as not you as come ‘easy’ to as grips they

thought with the it requirements would be. of balancing the often

What diametrically were their opposed expectations? agendas Careers of buyers are and

built, sellers. not It’s pulled not a out failure of a to hat, miss and a listing, there’s find more

hard out work a buyer than has magic purchased you from come someone to grips

with else the or have requirements an auction of not balancing sell on the often day. It’s

diametrically life, a reminder opposed of things agendas you could of buyers have and or

sellers. should It’s have not done a failure or, to as miss often a listing, the case find at the

out a buyer has purchased from someone

else or have an auction not sell on the day. It’s

life, a reminder of things you could have or

should have done or, as is often the case at the











moment, it’s a reflection of the market and how

you personally adapt and engage with it. I’m

not proffering excuses, I’m just encouraging

an objective viewpoint where you learn from

moment, rather than it’s a repeat reflection failures. of the market and how

you I’ve personally had massive adapt failures. and engage One of the with biggest it. I’m of

not these proffering helped excuses, develop I’m my just character encouraging and my

an resilience, objective although viewpoint at where the time you I thought learn from the

rather world than was repeat ending. failures. Having come to the end

I’ve of had my nursing massive studies failures. and One sat of my the final biggest exams, of

these I failed helped my surgical develop paper, my character one of three and papers my

resilience, that made although up our assessment. at the time I It thought was a shock the

world and although was ending. highly Having disappointed come to the I had end the

of opportunity my nursing to studies re-sit and the paper sat my six final months exams,

I failed later. The my position surgical paper, I had been one of offered three as papers a staff

that nurse made was up put our on assessment. hold and I was It was able a shock to keep

and working although at the highly hospital disappointed as I studied I had hard the and

opportunity prepared to to re-sit re-sit the the required paper six paper. months The

later. day The came, position and then I had I awaited been offered the results as a staff –

nurse confidently. was put on hold and I was able to keep

working Too confidently, at the hospital seems, as I because studied hard I failed and the

prepared paper again! to re-sit All patience the required from paper. my employer The

day was came, gone and then on December I awaited the 20 I results was paid –

confidently. for the last time and told that if I should re-sit

Too the confidently, paper again it they seems, might because reconsider I failed me. the

paper Three-and-a-half again! All patience years of from work my and employer joy gone,

was self-esteem gone and in on my December boots, and 20 friends I was paid still at the

for the last time and told that if I should re-sit

the paper again they might reconsider me.

Three-and-a-half years of work and joy gone,

self-esteem in my boots, and friends still at the

1. Clean Up the Garden.

Rake dead leaves and debris from

your lawn. Prune bushes and trees

to let the sun inside. Plant yellow

chrysanthemums or marigolds in

1. pots, Clean it’s Up a the good Garden. home selling colour.

Rake dead leaves and debris from

your lawn. Prune bushes and trees

to let the sun inside. Plant yellow

chrysanthemums 3. Dress Windows. or marigolds Rain and in wind

pots, can it’s make a good your home windows selling dusty colour. and

streaked in Winter. You might not

notice smudges, but buyers will, if

only on a subconscious level. To sell

3. a Dress home, the your Windows. windows Rain need and to sparkle. wind

can make your windows dusty and

streaked in Winter. You might not

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hospital who didn’t know what to say.

It was a difficult time and that’s putting it

lightly. I was unemployed, had a mortgage and

I’d been married for six months. I found work

hospital nurse-aiding, who didn’t delivering know cookies what to and say. basically

It doing was a anything difficult time I could. and This that’s went putting on for it a year,

lightly. during I was which unemployed, time I finally had passed a mortgage the paper and I

I’d needed been married – and also for six got months. over my I found own sense work of

nurse-aiding, deep disappointment. delivering cookies I returned and to basically the hospital

doing and enjoyed anything nine I could. years This as a went senior on staff for a nurse, year,

during loving which my time time there. I finally Then passed one day the I paper decided I

needed to change – and direction also got and over made my own the move sense into of

deep real estate. disappointment. That was 24 I returned years ago. to The the exam hospital

and failure enjoyed helped nine me years look as at a the senior world staff and nurse, my

loving part in my it differently. time there. It Then made one me day less I decided bulletproof,

to whilst change leaving direction me more and made confident the move to try into new

real things. estate. Great That things, was 24 mad years things, ago. The everything. exam

failure Be brave helped with me your look choices at the and world decisions. and my

part Failure in it isn’t differently. the end, It it’s made the me start less or, bulletproof,

at worst, a

whilst kink in leaving the road. me more confident to try new

things. Great things, mad things, everything.

Travel well.

Be brave with your choices and decisions.

Failure isn’t the end, it’s the start or, at worst, a



in the road.





Lynette McFadden




2. Set the Mood. Put a tray of

cinnamon sticks on the counter. Open

a cookbook to a Winter stew.

Fill a bowl with crisp red apples.

Toss a quilt or warm-coloured

2. throw Set the over Mood. a chair. Put Clear a tray away of clutter.

cinnamon sticks on the counter. Open

a cookbook to a Winter stew.

Fill 4. a Above bowl all, with bring crisp in red the apples. light.

Toss When a quilt days or get warm-coloured

shorter, the sun sets











away clutter.

Pull up the blinds open the shutters

and turn on the lights for a

4. welcoming Above all, look. bring in the light.

When days get shorter, the sun sets

lower and casts wider shadows.

Pull up the blinds open the shutters

and turn on the lights for a

welcoming look.



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The Fermentist


The Fermentist is shaking things up in Sydenham.

Owned by Lion, its point of difference comes in

the form of its environmental conscience. This is a

microbrewery, taproom and café that, among other

things, has solar panels, an electric hybrid car for

deliveries and ethical Smartass toilet paper.

In Queenstown, The Landing in Frankton has some new

tenants to tempt you. EVE Beauty will tend to your

makeup, skincare and beauty accessory needs from mid-

July, while Vu Jewellers is in line to not only bring you a

range of contemporary designs, but its on-site workshop

will be able to custom-design and repair precious pieces

too (opening September).


As flu season spreads its germy fingers all over the show,

you’ll be reaching for the hand sanitiser. If you’re sick of

the smell and drying effects of some of these products,

turn to Aesop, as its Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand

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Show just how much you love travel with the Natural

Life range of stainless-steel bottles. It’s nice to know

you’re sipping from something that will keep the world

you love exploring that much greener, too. Find yours

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Lyttelton’s own Kingswood Skis has joined forces with

alpine wonder event Clicquot in the Snow (page 18).

This collab will see 10 limited-edition skis made, all

sporting a bold ‘Clicquot Colourama’ print, to the same

high standard for which this boutique company is known.

Get in quick to secure your $1350 super skis.

Warm yourself up with a barrel sauna in your own

backyard. Easy on the maintenance and low on running

costs, these fantastic looking structures are a feature

in their own right. Better still, sauna-time is good for

the mind, body and soul. For a Finnish finish, go to


Some menu favourites are making themselves at home

on the first floor of The Crossing, Central Christchurch.

Returning to the city after a post-quake residence in

Riccarton, is Japanese restaurant Cookai. Adjacent will

be Joyful Express, boasting both a sushi train and a

menu of dumplings to satisfy your cravings.

There are a few new brews on a shelf near you. The

limited-edition Steinlager Black is dark in colour, but

bright and crisp in flavour. Meanwhile Amstel has added

its form of a heavyweight, with its 4.6% Premium Pilsner.

Those that like Amstel Light are sure to be enticed this

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Winnie Bagoes,

153 Madras Street,






JULY 2018


Until 14


A large selection of films that showcase the very best in

architecture and design from around the world.

Academy Gold Cinema, The Colombo, Christchurch



When villainous Hanzo comes to steal the Temple’s

ancient scroll, three-year-old ninja Miki learns there is

something good about being somewhat invisible.

The Court Theatre



Adopted greyhounds will be strutting the catwalk to

model functional and fashionable clothes. Fundraiser for

Greyhounds as Pets.

Sixty6, 66 Peterborough Street, Christchurch



This delightful ballet production will

be performed by the Junior and

Intermediate ballet companies.

Southern Ballet Theatre,

108 Carlyle Street, Sydenham,





Horncastle Arena



AMI Stadium



Ice sculpting by day, with night

market to follow. Mulled wine and

food stalls.

Blackwell’s Department Store,

Cnr Williams Street

and Raven Quay, Kaiapoi




The country’s largest show by Lego


Horncastle Arena

15, 19, 20 & 22


Follow four women as they try

to get pregnant, stay pregnant

or become un-pregnant – the

dilemmas of modern reproduction.

15: Isaac Theatre Royal

19: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall

20: Lake Hawea Community


22: Ashburton Trust Event Centre




A selection of highly regarded,

award-winning wines.

Hagley Oval, South Hagley Park,

Riccarton Ave, Christchurch



See what Lyttelton has to laugh

about on the last Thursday each


Wunderbar, Christchurch

28, 29, Aug 4


Fresh from their sold-out world

tour, this band will take you through

the Beach Boys’ colourful career.

28: Rangiora Town Hall

29: Isaac Theatre Royal

4 Aug: Ashburton Trust

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Paint the town


If you haven’t heard of Clicquot in the Snow, where have

you been? In its eighth year, the four-day event sees

Queenstown resemble a Champagne tower, with the good

stuff flowing from the top of Coronet Peak down to the town

centre. This year marks 200 years since Madame Clicquot

added still red wine to sparkling to produce the world’s first

blended rosé Champagne, so best block out your calendar

August 2–5.



A new attraction for the festival will see guests venture off

the beaten track at Wanaka’s Snow Farm. Don ski shoes and

explore a special patch of the Southern Alps, working up a

suitable appetite to enjoy a grazing platter and bottle of

Veuve Clicquot at Meadow Hut. Available for the month of

August, with bookings essential – all snow shoe equipment


12pm daily, Snow Farm Access Road, Cardona Valley Road,


Two-person package $399 (includes a 375ml bottle of Veuve

Clicquot NV); four-person package $599 (includes 750ml bottle

of Veuve Clicquot NV).


The grand finale will see guests enjoying an elaborately themed

atmosphere, Champagne and live entertainment from some of

New Zealand’s top musicians that will keep you on your dancing

toes all night long.

7.30pm–11pm, Reds Bar, Level 6, QT Queenstown,

30 Brunswick Street, $99


See Kathryn’s spring/summer ’18 collection kick its way down the

catwalk ahead of its official release. Expect glamour, fashion and

Champagne in one evening, as this key designer celebrates 15

years on the designer shoe scene.

7.30pm–11pm, Jack’s Point Clubhouse, $85


A four-course degustation lunch designed by celebrity chef

Josh Emett and paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Oh, yes please.

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Known for its remarkable skyline and penchant for cleanliness,

we discover Singapore is so much more than a stopover city.

Words Kate Preece

From the moment you land in Singapore, an ironic sense of calm descends. While the country

boasts a population of 5.79 million, it remains easy to wander the streets, attend the top

tourist attractions, and visit the hottest bars without bursting that bubble of personal space –

most of the time.

I hadn’t been to this intriguing country before, which I guess is why I was so surprised to feel

so at home. Here, in South East Asia, you are made to feel welcome through how easy it is

to communicate and the willingness of all you meet to help you out. I had been told it was a

particularly safe destination for women, and, after spending three action-packed days traversing

Singapore city, I believe this to be true.

Publisher Charlotte Smulders and I were hosted by Singapore Airlines to experience the route

on its next-gen A350, which takes over the direct flights out of Christchurch from January 8.

While on the ground, we were determined to find the must-see places this island has to offer.

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It’s Singapore’s version of the London

Eye and it’s well worth a whirl. Whether

we struck it lucky or not, we had one of

the 28 (4m x 7m) capsules entirely to

ourselves and enjoyed the slow circuit

that reached 165m (42 storeys) high at its

peak. On Asia’s largest observation wheel

you can also step things up a gear with

the Premium Champagne Flight, Singapore

Sling Flight, or Sky Dining Flight.



An early lesson we learnt was that taxis in central Singapore are

cheap. Even better, the drivers are fabulous. They’re genuinely

friendly, interested in what you are doing and ready to offer advice

and direction.

This is not a country in which you will get ripped off. However,

fares will be higher during peak hours. There is an increase of 25

per cent after 5.30pm, and 50% from midnight onwards. In other

words, travel between 9.30am and 5.30pm and you’ll be pleasantly

surprised at how little your transport costs you.


A very popular tourist option is the SIA Hop-on Bus, run by Duck

& Hippo. There are four different routes that the distinctive fleet

loop around from 9am, and a seat on this open-air double decker

is the perfect vantage point to familiarise yourself with the lie of the

land. Headphones are provided, and offer a limited, yet beneficial,

rundown on some of the key buildings of each neighbourhood.

Being able to jump on and off gives you the opportunity to have a

good fossick through the likes of Little India and Chinatown, and get

dropped off at the Singapore Flyer.


Head straight to the top of Mount Faber to ensure you get the best

views from your cable car, as you head across to Sentosa Island.

Alternatively, you can always opt for the Sentosa Express monorail

– but bear in mind, you’ll be standing alongside every other tourist

looking for a (now) free ride. It’s not nearly as scenic a trip!


This Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is heavily relied on by those

living in Singapore – and is an experience in itself. Its extensive

network means there is bound to be a stop to match your itinerary.

Unlimited travel on the MRT and LRT (light rail train) can be

purchased as a one-day Singapore Tourist Pass for $10.80.


Meander along the Singapore River in a

bumboat to experience yet another view

of the city.

This 40-minute sightseeing cruise has

been running up and down the waterway

since 1987 and prides itself on sharing

the engaging tales that unfolded through

Singapore’s development from “an obscure

fishing village” to today. It puts things in

perspective when you realise the bars

and restaurants of bustling Clarke Quay

Precinct were once chop shops.

Afloat Marina Bay, the all-important selfie

reigns supreme. Unfortunately, it might be

hard to nab yourself a snapshot against the

backdrop of the Marina Bay Sands without

a few extra ‘friends’ in the frame. But you

know you were there, right?


Consider this the Gold Coast of Singapore

– albeit with a significant military history

element. Here you’ll find everything from

Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds, and

the S.E.A. Aquarium, to a 47m (17-storey)

A.J. Hackett bungy, indoor skydiving and

one of South East Asia’s steepest zip wires.

You can see why families – and Donald

Trump – choose to make this their base,

staying in one of the many hotels that

make up Resorts World. (Trump and

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at

Capella Resort.)

However, Sentosa, in Malay, means ‘peace

and tranquillity’ and to truly find this it’s

straight to Tanjong Beach Club you go.

While Palawan Beach has the title of

southernmost point of continental Asia,

the quietest of the beach clubs goes to

Tanjong. That’s not to say this Europeanflavoured

locale is without atmosphere –

momentum will do nothing but build as the

hours go by. But, in the meantime, if you

are happy to head there during the daylight

hours, gather your friends, secure yourself

a lounger ($53, redeemable on food and

drink), and offer yourself up to the sun,

while sipping on your favoured poison.

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How many zoos does Singapore have? At first glance, you

might think one – and then, three. Singapore Zoo is an

‘open’ wildlife park set in the lush Mandai rainforest; River

Safari is, unsurprisingly, river themed, with the stars of the

show being the manatees and giant pandas; and Night Safari

will have you cruising past lions, tigers, elephants and more,

under a cloak of darkness. All three attractions are in one

area, but ticketed individually.

It’s all about timing with these wildlife parks and you could

plan yourself quite the fur-filled day. Night Safari is perhaps

the most popular, due to its unique set-up. Tickets are

purchased for either 7.15pm, 8.15pm or 9.15pm entries, and

you’ll find people queuing from as early as 45 minutes before

go-time. This is because of the bottleneck that occurs when

everyone is trying to get themselves a seat on the 40-minute

tram ride. You don’t have to take the tram. In fact, there are

plenty more areas to explore that the tram cannot take its

punters, so those with a dedicated desire to seek out the

likes of the fishing cat, clouded leopard and hog badger will

be off into the darkness.

We couldn’t decide whether children would be

entertained or alarmed in the dark, but can’t argue with the

fact the elephants looked more at ease, and driving alongside

free-range tapir is one for the books.


Be you a botany boffin or simply happy to stop and smell the

roses, you’ll find yourself entertained at one of Singapore’s

most iconic attractions. The trick, however, to planning

your visit to the 250-acre nature park, is to not go until at

least 4pm. This gives you enough time to jump on an audio

tour, wander through the various displays, and head down

to Satay by the Bay for a cheap and cheerful dinner, before

getting back, tout de suite, to secure your spot to watch the

Supertree Grove take on a whole new life. For 15 minutes,

at both 7.45pm and 8.45pm, the 22-metre-high plantencrusted

tree towers are engulfed in a light and sound show

that no visit is complete without.



Don’t leave Singapore without heading to level 57 of

Marina Bay Sands. The bizarre, yet impressive, boat

or surfboard-like structure, which stretches across

three towers filled with hotel rooms, is iconic – and

very, very high.

A tip for first-timers would be to decide first

whether you would like to head to the observation

deck (offering access to the furthermost glass

barriers) or for a drink. Tickets are required for the

deck and must be purchased at ground level for $24,

before taking an escalator down (yes, down, and

that’s the key point here) to where you can access a

lift to the top.

If it’s a drink you’re after – perhaps a $945 Veuve

Clicquot Champagne train (five bottles) or $4988

Dom Perignon trio of magnums – then line up

for Cé La Vie. You’ll be docked $21 per person

at ground level, but, as you may well have already

established, the prices of alcohol in Singapore are

as heady as the views out across the city. ($27.50

for a glass of rose.) Head towards the pool end of

this curious boat as that’s where it’s easier to sit and

admire the view – and watch the alcohol choochooing



Travel up this hill and you’ll pass foreign ministries

and international schools that are a sure sign this is

expat-ville. It’s green, lush and quiet, yet the hilltop

offers as many as 30 different restaurants and bars,

from Jim Thompson A Thai and White Rabbit, to

John the Grocer. It’s another great night-time spot,

but still worth a visit for lunch, when PS Café does a

roaring trade with flavoursome dishes that satisfy an

expat’s desire for designer fare that isn’t too foreign.

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Traditional Singapore fare will see you eating satay

chicken skewers, laksa and chilli crab. What you

will quickly discover, at any of the 100 hawker

centres around town, is that to eat from these

areas is to eat on the cheap. Consider them

outdoor food courts, with not a McDonald’s

in sight. They provide an opportunity to be

adventurous and try things that perhaps you’ve

never heard of… or just stick to the chicken and

peanut sauce, you can’t really go wrong, as one

of the other great things about Singapore is that it

is clean!

If it’s sounding a bit out of your culinary comfort

zone, both Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice

and Noodle, and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle,

have been awarded Michelin stars. And you’re still

talking about dishes that start at $3.



World famous, this 2.2km street is laden with backto-back

malls and department stores. It’s here you’ll

find everything from Adidas to Zara.

ION Orchard comes with its own observation

deck, ION Sky, on levels 55 and 56, while Orchard

Central has a 24-hour rooftop garden. For a high-end

shopping fix, Scotts Square is the place – it’s home

to the likes of Hermès, Michael Kors, and Christian


Whatever you do, and wherever you go, if you like

something, just buy it; you’re not likely to be able to

find it twice.


The Sentosa Express monorail departs from VivoCity,

which means you can easily do some shopping after

a day’s outing on the adventure island. It’s the biggest

mall in Singapore and is well patronaged. It’s a good

idea to make use of the information stations to

ensure you actually find what you’re looking for.


Describing itself as a place for “expatriates, yuppies

and professionals”, Tanglin Mall is a more manageable

four-storey shopping centre that is, clearly, the goto

for those working in the area. It’s not far from

Dempsey Hill, making it a good place to get in a retail

fix before dinner.

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An easy way to make the most of your time on the ground

is with a package that opens the door to more than 20 deals

– from attractions and transport to food. We used it to help

guide us as to where we went and what we did. Available to

travellers on the airline, packages include accommodation (ours

was the highly commendable Concorde Hotel on Orchard

Road) and complimentary use of the SIA Hop-on Bus.


Despite our best efforts, three days on the ground didn’t

seem to be quite enough time to get to all that Singapore has

to offer. Here’s our list for next time:

• Raffles – is not your 2018 destination. The legendary hotel

is currently closed for restoration, set to reopen at the

end of the year. If you truly can’t leave the island without

that ‘Singapore Sling’, they’re being served at the nearby

pop-up Long Bar (next to the gift shop).

• Bugis Street Market. Souvenir city, yet less touristy than


• Boon Tat Street. Known also as ‘Satay Street’, this place

comes alive between 7pm and 2am, for all the satay you

can imagine.

• 1-Altitude Bar. We could see this prime location from

atop Marina Bay Sands. It’s the highest al-fresco bar, sitting

at 282m above the ground. We would have loved to have

tried a Zen Breeze – vodka, green tea, lemongrass

and mint.

• Atlas Bar. The glitz and glamour of the Great Gatsby

has been recreated in Singapore’s Parkview Square

building. Complete with waitstaff decked out in white

dinner jackets, it’s decadent in style and servings.

• Tamarind Hill. It’s Thai food served up in an atmosphere

on chill. We’ve been told it’s one of the city’s best-kept


1. You’ll need an umbrella. Yes, it’s warm, but a

downpour can happen at any stage.

2. Taxis are cheap. Travel between 9.30am and

5.30pm and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the

final flag fall.

3. Shopping isn’t cheaper. Unless you’re there for

The Great Singapore Sale (June 8–12 August this

year), the annual event that sees discounts of

up to 70 per cent, you’re not in bargain city for

mainstream goods.

4. Shops don’t open until at least 10am. Good for

those who like to sleep in!

5. Shopping can continue until 10pm! Yes, the

flipside to a late start is a late finish.

6. Typically, those on motorbikes late at night

are people coming over the bridge from

Malaysia to work night shifts. (Singapore has been

an independent state since only 1965.)

7. Lunchtime is at lunch time. We Kiwis are used

to eating as and when hunger strikes, but in

Singapore, many of the restaurants won’t open

their doors until 11am for a true lunch service.

8. Hawker centres are clean, safe and authentic.

You’ll find many equipped with a couple of

outdoor basins to wash your hands before

getting stuck into those satay chicken skewers

and chicken wings.

9. There are two ‘Merlions’ in Singapore. One

spouts water into Marina Bay, while the other is

a 37m tower on Sentosa Island that offers yet

another viewpoint.

10. Personal vehicles are discouraged. The traffic is

lighter in the central city because there are tolls in

place for those coming into it.


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Been there, done that? Keep your itineraries fresh visiting these rising stars


or the old favourites having another moment in the sun.

Words Gaynor Stanley & Ella James


Post Restaurant, COMO

The Treasury Hotel

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Raw Heritage Room at The

Melbourne Hotel, Perth


The mining boom drove a swag of swanky new hotels, both

high-end and hip, and a host of new shopping and restaurant

precincts. While mining has waned, the hotels and visitors keep

coming to a revamped city boosted by new non-stop flights

between Perth and Europe. Much of the city’s transformation

stems from the $580-million redevelopment of a huge CBD

block around Cathedral Square where several heritage State

Buildings had sat unused for 20 years. Then, COMO The

Treasury took up residence in three of the 140-year-old

buildings and promptly won every award going, including #2

Best Hotel in the World on the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler

Readers’ Choice Awards 2016. It remains the only Australian

hotel on the Top 50 list, but Perth travellers are spoilt for

choice when it comes to luxury lodgings. The design-driven

Alex Hotel in Northbridge was another trendsetter and has

since been joined, among others, by The Melbourne Hotel

– another boutique heritage revival; the Westin Perth and

InterContinental, along Hay St from The Treasury; and Crown

Towers Perth across the Swan River. More international

heavyweights like Hilton’s DoubleTree and Ritz Carlton open

later this year and big investment is now planned to re-energise

idyllic Scarborough Beach and Fremantle.

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It’s been dubbed Europe’s new capital of cool

and plenty are heading Lisbon’s way attracted

by its chilled blend of big little city charm. Some

come for the culture, its hilly coastal beauty

best explored by trams, funiculars and the Santa

Justa elevator; others to surf, shop, admire the

architecture, or indulge in the food (Pasteis

De Belem, famed for its Portugese tarts, was

TripAdvisor’s most reviewed restaurant globally

last year – be prepared to queue for one of

23,000 magnetic morsels made daily). Everyone

is welcomed by fashionable, creative inhabitants

enjoying living in the city of the moment. And,

compared with much of Europe, Lisbon has the

bonus of being inexpensive.


The past four years’ WWI

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Rest well before your trip to Seoul because this is the nonstop

city that will keep you intrigued 24 hours a day.

From an early morning palace tour to admiring the

numerous galleries, in between each stop you’re sure

to spend much time gazing up at the most spectacular

architecture. When the sun goes down on Dongdaemun

Design Plaza & Park and City Hall, vodka-like drinks called

soju will recharge your batteries before you take on the

Namdaemun night markets. If you’re still standing, no trip to

this diverse city would be complete without blasting out a

few karaoke favourites in a self-service noraebang or hitting

the plentiful dancefloors of either Itaewon or Hongdae.

Seoul is just as modern as it is traditional and as natural as

it is cosmopolitan. This forward-thinking and most dynamic

destination, will have you returning time and time again.

DON’T MISS: South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, a

port beauty attracting plenty of attention for its mountains,

beaches, hot springs and food.

- LA PAZ -

At 3640 metres above sea level, it’s little wonder

that La Paz feels so other worldly.

To say that La Paz is hustling and bustling would

be an almighty understatement; the constantly

frantic nature of this Bolivian city is often too much

to handle. But if you can stick it out, there are

serious rewards to be reaped.

There’s really no surmising this incredible

destination, where an ancient culture that predates

the Incas meets modern South American living, so

get amongst it! Visit the Witches’ market, watch

some wrestling cholitas, sample the local culinary

delights and round off a manic day of exploring

with a famed Bolivian spirit, such as singani.

When it comes to getting around La Paz, let us

recommend Mi Teleférico, the world’s longest

and highest urban cable car network. This South

American must-see certainly delivers high altitude

and high intensity, so don’t forget to breathe.

An exclusive destination in the best sense of the

word, La Paz flies under the tourist radar more for

its challenging geography, than its high prices.

Whether it is a RELAXING WANDER,

picking up some GROCERIES,

buying that PERFECT GIFT,

or a little well deserved SELF-INDULGENCE

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Since the opening of the look-at-me Marina Bay Sands Hotel,

Singapore seems to have shed its safe and sterile persona to

offer visitors a far more edgy experience (read Kate Preece’s

Singapore experience (page 20).


It’s got some of the most incredible attractions in the world,

but since the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, the world’s visitors

have stayed away big time. Over the past year or two a lot

of effort has been going in to allay security fears (especially at

Egypt’s airports and museums) and incentivise tourists’ return.

Bear in mind MFAT official advice that it considers Egypt high

risk because of an ongoing threat of terrorism throughout the

country, including in Cairo.


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at the floor

Alastair Murcott, of Floorpride – Mandeville Street, provides some sage advice on

why we should prioritise flooring when designing our homes.

What innovation have you seen change carpet the most?

The biggest innovation in recent years in New Zealand

has been the advancements in synthetic carpets. Manmade

fibres, like nylon, have come a long way over the past 20

years and now offer superior colour fastness and improved

appearance and ‘touch’ compared to the synthetics of old.

Nylon is still the most popular of the synthetics, but an

increasing variety of polyester and polypropylene carpets

are available now too.

Where does that leave Kiwis’ beloved wool carpet?

There is a touch of irony in the growth of synthetics, as

New Zealand is still considered the finest producer of

carpet wool in the world. Our wool is sought after by

carpet mills from Asia to Europe and North America.

At Floorpride we are still passionate about the virtues

of buying a NZ-made wool carpet, which is also the

most environmentally friendly option. It’s exciting to see

new looks in wool carpets from the leading brands too,

like luxurious loop piles, more textural weaves and

darker colours.

What do you wish people did more when considering

their flooring options?

When building or refurbishing, it would be great if people

made flooring more of a priority in their overall scheme.

The floor is often the largest expanse of colour and inferior

products can cheapen the overall interior look.

Biggest mistake made by first-time buyers?

Sacrificing quality to save money. Finding the budget for

quality floorcoverings pays dividends in the long run.

Laying carpet can be as much of a minefield as selecting it.

What advice can you give us?

The best advice I can give is to deal through established,

reputable dealers who are more likely to employ the

services of quality tradespeople and stand behind their

products and services. We employ our own ‘hand-picked’

wage team of carpet and hard floor installers, supported

by the best sub-contractors. We pre-cut and shape all our

carpets prior to installation, thus guaranteeing a quality and

efficient install with less likelihood of damage to interiors.

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This is how to travel in superlative style…

Words Ella James


Imagine 1600sqm of luxurious living space complimented

by 13,000sqm of gorgeous garden and you can see why

Alang Alang villa is one of the most impressive in the South

of France, if not the world. Here, guests are encouraged

to enjoy the infinity pool, wine cellar, koi pond, waterfalls,

boxing ring, dinosaur skull, outdoor shower, private chef

and unbeatable sea views. Up to 16 people can expect

to spilt the nightly rate of up to $54,871, and be sure to

budget for the local city tax that will set each of you back

an additional $3 per night.


Don’t tell us you’ve been travelling all this time without

the cashmere travel set from Le Kasha? For $1357 you

can upgrade your flight significantly with tube socks,

an eye mask and a travel blanket, all made from 100%

cashmere. This unisex travel set will ensure a smooth

journey, regardless of turbulence. Upon touchdown, we

certainly recommend checking your seat pocket, as this

is one travel set you won’t want to leave on board.

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One company is taking children’s birthday

parties to new heights. Thanks to VistaJet,

young ones can celebrate turning another

well-travelled year older, aboard a private

jet. Once on-board, party-goers will enjoy

a themed experience, based upon your

child’s personal preferences. This particular

birthday bash won’t come cheap, with a

base fee of $4270 in addition to a $17,000

hourly rate for the use of the jet. A price

that is sure to leave parents reaching for

the oxygen mask.


No travel edition of Luxe Living would be complete if we

failed to mention Goyard, the original trunk makers. Since

1835, when the doors of the first store opened in France,

customers have included Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel and

Karl Lagerfeld. Prices for a new piece of Goyard luggage are

kept as confidential as the brand’s traditional manufacturing

process, but the former is available upon request. These

frankly iconic trunks are easily recognisable, so you’ll have

no problem spotting yours on the luggage belt.



It’s high time we banished

tattered, sunscreen-stained

passports. Luckily, leather goods

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our passports covered. This

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you can’t consider yourself a

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When buying a barrel sauna, its important

to ask, where was it made and does the

manufacturer actually use a sauna? Our

barrels come from Finland and are made by a

passionate family company, who live, breathe

and sleep sauna! They are handcrafted from

Thermowood, which is Nordic spruce that has

been heat treated at 205°C for two days. The

timber is free of resin, durable, not prone to

warping and perfect for a sauna. Similar looking

saunas are available, however we use 45mm

thickness timber to ensure longevity. Unrivalled

in size and options for customisation,

Canterbury Saunas also exclusively offer

the Huum heater, which can be controlled

remotely with a smart phone. For a more

rustic feel, purchasers can also upgrade to a

traditional wood burning heater.


Not at all! A sauna compares well to a

conventional hot tub, without the need to run

the heater constantly. We have used our St

Albans sauna every other day for three months

and have found electricity costs of $1.50 to $2

a session.



A quick sweep-out and wipe down every

few weeks will suffice. Oiling the outside of

the timber once a year is also recommended.

There are no filters to be changed or harsh

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Style talks to Mark Smith about how a barrel

sauna will complement your garden and create

a sanctuary of relaxation.



Published studies from the University of Bristol,

using very large study groups over 20 years,

have delivered some interesting findings.

Regular use of a Finnish-style sauna can reduce

blood pressure and chance of stroke. It also

benefits skin conditions and eases breathing

problems. Soft tissue aches and pains are

eased in the heat of sauna. Finally the barrel

shape and quiet combine to create a feeling of

peace and sanctuary.




People are often worried about nudity,

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summer time, as a common misconception

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the barrels are very easy to assemble for the

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Promising talents


Gaynor Stanley takes a look at six emerging

designers on the world furniture scene.


Singaporean designer Olivia Lee showed her

Play Room interactive children’s furniture at

the Salone Satellite (for emerging designers)

at Milan. Designed to encourage parents and

kids to play analogue games as a distraction

from our digital dependence, the collection

evolved her Athena collection from 2017,

which similarly explored furniture’s relationship

with technology. The young designer is already

well known after being hand-picked to design

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Athena collection’s

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Paris-based, London Royal College of Art

graduate Christophe Machet received plaudits

for The Pipeline Project furniture he showed

at the Alcova exhibition in Milan Design Week.

Against the backdrop of an old panettone

factory, he presented a range of chairs he’d

made from PVC sewage pipes. Designed to be

versatile, cheap and pragmatic, these stylish PVC

and wood chairs should last for decades.



Also exhibiting at Cologne in May was the

Eigenart design duo of Jan-Peter Eicker and Fabian

Fern. Both graduates from the Academy of Design

in Münster and trained as carpenters, their passion

is to create minimalist natural wood designs, often

mixed with metal as shown here, with recurring

touches of black colour.


Gregor Faubel presented

his first piece of furniture in

collaboration with the Italian

plastics manufacturer Serralunga

in 2008, founded StudioFaubel

in Munich in 2010, and this year

debuted his first metal lounge chair

design, manufactured by Müller

Möbelfabriktion, at IMM Cologne.

The Martini Lounge Chair features

a folded aluminium shell, inspired

by the characteristic shape of a

Zeppelin airship. It’s reportedly

super comfortable too!

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Studio Kaksikko is a partnership between Helsinki-based

designers Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters.

The pair specialise in woodwork and ceramics and

debuted their Maissi Bench (below) at last year’s

Stockholm Furniture Fair. Inspired by old stair handrails

and industrial machinery parts, its trendsetting curved

elements are formed by laminating thin strips of oak in

cylindrical moulds.


Another playing with minimalism is Sydney’s Tom Fereday, who

has had a big year on the international interiors and furniture

fair circuit at Stockholm, Milan, and Melbourne Design Week.

His dining chair Sia, meaning movement in Hindi, is named after

its adjustable backrest that tilts to follow the body’s form. Its

sculpted solid ash seat set within a minimal stainless-steel frame

allows Sia to be stacked, just like the old factory chairs that

inspired its design.

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Richard Dalman takes us on a tiki tour of Canterbury

buildings with new accolades.

Redcliffs Village Library

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The proverb that good things come in

small packages rang true at the recent

New Zealand Institute of Architects

Canterbury Architecture Awards. In total,

34 awards were announced at the event

held at the Cardboard Cathedral.

The winners included a range of

large, complex, innovative and restored

buildings. This month, however, we focus

on the suburban treasures in our towns

and communities that are helping to set

the benchmark for the country’s buildings.

You don’t need to travel far around

Canterbury to discover these projects

– a library, a chapel, a holiday home

and club rooms. They bring scale and

personality to our local communities,

and are worth seeing nestled in their

own environment. Take the time to

step outside the familiarity of the suburb

you live in, plan a trip across town, or

take a side trip on a weekend away in

the provinces.

Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre

Carters Estate Tennis Pavillion, Ashburton

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Located at Villa Maria College is

Public award winner Te Manawa

Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre by

Hamish Shaw Architects. The design

of this meditative space was inspired

by the memory of landscapes and

references to the journey from Ireland

to the West Coast of New Zealand

undertaken by

the Sisters of Mercy. The awards jury

says, “The building’s pleated corten

cladding references the memory of

Catherine McAuley and her protective

shawl and provides an exterior that

changes in colour and depth, giving

a strong sculptural presence to the


A sanctuary garden at the centre of

the building creates an outdoor space

within the interior that is the focus of a

new kind of contemplation and prayer,

rich in symbolism and informed by the

bicultural teaching history of the Sisters.

On your way out to Sumner, you

will discover Small Project Architecture

award winner the Redcliffs Village

Library on Main Road. Designed by

Young Architects, the simple gable

form of this library and translucent

panels that glow at night create a street

frontage that is friendly in scale and

welcoming. The design allows natural

light into the interior of the library from

both gable ends, while the solid side

walls are lined with books. This design

gesture makes sense of the library

requirements and creates interesting

light qualities in the interior. Facing

the street are large glazed doors that

can be opened to a terraced deck

promoting community engagement.

The jury described it “as an excellent

example of how a new building, even

when modest in size, can enhance and

celebrate the local environment at both

a social and physical level”.

If you are driving south, cruise by the

“beautifully crafted and elegant” Carters

Estate Tennis Pavilion in Ashburton by

PRau, which also won a Small Project

Architecture Award. The building

acknowledges the terrestrial narrative

of the post-war concrete modernist

buildings of Canterbury. The external

form-making is sculptural, providing

an anchor to the community leisure

activities of the subdivision, and acting

as a sentinel to the boardwalk and

pond it overlooks.

A tapered viewing window belies the

heavy parentage of the structure and

is seductive in promoting engagement

with the pond from the interior. The

inverted detailing of the concreteshuttered

walls with cedar shutters

intact provides a tactility and warmth

that contrasts with the strength of the

concrete perimeter beams hovering


While you may not be able to book

Cymon Allfrey Architects’ own family

bach for the weekend, the design

provides a modern-day interpretation

of a typical A-frame timber Hanmer

Springs Village holiday home. According

to the awards jury, the Housing award

winner is a “refreshing and honest

little getaway doesn’t take itself too

seriously”. An array of vernacular forms

cleverly frames outdoor space, while

offering privacy from the subdivision

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beyond and for inter-generational

gatherings. Exposed timber interiors add

warmth and vibrancy, while the exterior

dark-stained cedar and steel roofing

bring compositional consistency and

embed the forms into the landscape.

‘The Folly’, a tower containing a

woodstore and elevated bunkrooms,

and yellow accents provide some


The awards jury convenor, Melanda

Slemint says, “What really stood out is

the way architects have been able to

keep sight of the human scale, and the

context within which the projects sit.

Christchurch is undergoing a period of

identity change, and some of the new

projects speak eloquently about the

quality of life we celebrate here.”

“The world’s best cities have a finegrained

rhythm that creates interest and

variation and prevents streets and public

spaces from being overwhelming. As

post-quake Christchurch continues to

develop, it is heartening to see that the

city’s architects are attuned to the needs

of people.”

In reflecting on the awards, Slemint

praised the ability of architects to

produce buildings of beauty, which

function well and contribute positively

to their wider environment. “The

awards given out

are a deserved acknowledgement of

a very successful run of high quality

new Canterbury buildings,” she said.

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Words Gaynor Stanley


Prospecting is a new exhibition from

Wendelien Bakker opening this

month at The Physics Room. It will

show documentation images from

a three-week research trip that

Bakker took in March panning for

gold. “I was interested in the success,

failure, endurance and obsession

that searching for gold could bring,”

she says. “Rather than working in

individual object creation, my practice

involves endeavours/attempts/ideas

that produce a collection of artefacts.”

The image above is one of Bakker’s

Eureka moments.

July 5–August 5


Milford Galleries Queenstown’s next show

has sub-texts of history, politics, inter-personal

relationships, water and landscape. The Arrow

also directly acknowledges one of Central

Otago’s legendary rivers in works from 20 artists.

Collectively, The Arrow exhibition attests that art is

a fundamental social document.

The longitude and latitude coordinates 37 47S

175 17E name and locate the narrative of Brett

Graham’s multi-layered carved target: Sydney

Square, Hamilton. It was there that Australian

mercenary soldiers, fighting on behalf of the

New Zealand colonial government during the

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Veronica Herber explores the joy

of the grid through her practice

– edges horizontally, vertically

and the spaces between, along

with structures built through

the meditation of repetition.

Her Time + Grid + Now at The

Central Gallery in the Arts

Centre is Herber’s first significant

show in her home city. Some

large, some small, all beautiful, the

works are all crafted from ripped

Japanese washi tape.

Until July 22


CoCA is showing two major installations by Auckland-based artist

Tiffany Singh who uses vibrancy and participatory installations as a

catalyst for community building. Taking over the North Galleries, OM

MANI PADME HUM (pictured) was originally commissioned by the

Dunedin Public Art Gallery for its ‘Big Wall’ in 2017. An immense

installation, the work consists of more than 1500 metres of silk ribbon

adorned with hand-tuned fair trade bells. Each ribbon is printed with

the Buddhist mantra ‘om mani padme hum’, referring to compassion

and love for all things. The mantra was gifted to Singh for this work by

her Buddhist teacher, Geshe Wangchen.

Another of Singh’s large-scale works, The Journey of a Million Miles

Begins with One Step (2017), is installed in CoCA’s first-floor Mair

Gallery. Originally created for Headland Sculpture on the Gulf on

Waiheke Island before heading to the Auckland Maritime Museum,

its four intricately-decorated dinghies, found abandoned on Waiheke,

act as sound shells projecting pre-collected stories of migration, with

a fifth boat containing an interactive element in which the audience is

invited to listen to and share their own migration stories.

CoCA Director, Romy Willing, says, “Tiffany Singh’s practice is

at the forefront of a global movement toward acknowledging a

phenomenological connection between engagement in the arts and

the promotion of healing and wellbeing.”

Until August 5

If you are a fan

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2018), but not its

$194-million price

tag, head along to

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Heritage &


The Majlis Gallery Courtyard

Dedication, watercolour, by Martin Geisen

Anne Hudson wanders through The Majlis

Gallery for a different type of cultural

experience in Dubai.

Dubai is a city associated with hedonistic pleasures. Shopping

malls are like palaces filled with all one could desire. For an art

fix and a wonderfully authentic experience, I recommend visiting the

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. This small remnant of old Dubai

retains heritage homes made of limestone and coral, originally home

to merchant families who traded goods around the Persian Gulf.

The houses are designed with a wind tower that funnels air into

the living quarters below. Through careful design the air is sucked

in, circulating around the room below, and then drawn out. Prior to

electricity and the modern air conditioner this clever feature made

the long hot summer bearable. For privacy and shade the houses are

built around a courtyard with a shady garden in the centre.

The government of Dubai has restored and protected this area as

one of historical interest and is currently extending a modern version

along Khor Dubai (known as The Creek). As you wander around the

maze of lanes you will find a collection of galleries, artists’ residences,

small shops and cafés. My favourite is The Majlis Gallery, easily

discovered from the Al Fahidi roundabout in Bur Dubai.

Visitors walk in from the busy road to a quiet cool space with

an ancient henna tree shading the courtyard. The leaves from this

tree (Lawsonia inermis) are the traditional source of henna used for

hand decoration. The flower has a heady scent, particularly in the

evening. It is here you will find sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewellery

and paintings placed with a curatorial eye around the courtyard and

adjoining rooms. There is always a new exhibition showing alongside

more permanent artist work. Much of the work on display can be

described as New Orientalist.

Out of The Blue, mixed media on canvas, by Khaled Al Saai

Dubai Creek, watercolour, by Trevor Waugh

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The Middle East has long been the subject of exotic

escape in the minds of European artists. The landscape, the

language and the people are woven into a magic carpet of

colour, intrigue and beauty. This interpretation of space by

the outsider carries on the legacy left by the 19th century

painters. Martin Giesen, a German artist who has taught

and worked in the Middle East for many years, paints

semi-abstract work featuring Arabic designs, landscapes

and architecture. He aims to draw attention to the

changes created by rapid development and political issues.

Trevor Waugh, on the other hand, is a British artist whose

watercolours capture the wadis, the sea, desert and people.

His traditional approach overlays a romantic view on his

subject. Like many visitors he has fallen in love with the place

and the energy it exudes.

The Majlis Gallery also exhibits contemporary Arab artists

such as Khaled Al Saai. Muslim art is non-representational

and as a result the calligraphic representation of their script

has evolved into an artform of its own. Khaled Al Saai is a

gentle soul who produces landscapes of feeling and emotion

through the layering of exceptional calligraphic script. The

contemporary Arab artist deals with the social, theological,

economic and political issues of the modern world. Khaled’s

work draws you in to a web of words and feeling saturated

with text.

The region provides a feast of visual subjects from which

artists provide us an insight into the cultural basis and

concerns of a country, which to many seems to be covered

with a veneer of modernity. Scratch the surface just a little

by visiting this lovely area and you will discover its soul.



A sold-out ceremony, held at the Isaac Theatre Royal on

Friday 15 June, saw the Clock Tower Block at the Arts

Centre of Christchurch take home the Supreme Award.

Dr Anna Crighton, Chair of the 2018 Box 112 Canterbury

Heritage Awards, remarked that the Clock Tower’s

restoration was one of great significance, truly portraying

the importance and value of the undertaking of such

projects in our region.

“The Clock Tower provides an

admirable example of

preserving the past and

providing for the future,

the level of commitment

shown by the Arts Centre of

Christchurch is commendable

and has left us with a

phenomenal structure worth

shouting about!”


The Clock Tower - The Arts

Centre of Christchurch



16 June - 14 July /




Written by Jamie McCaskill

A full list of this years accolades can be found at:

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Craig Wilson encourages us to turn to

citrus to bring colour, scent and flavour

to our garden.

Perhaps, the most requested edible in garden design is citrus. A lemon or lime has a well-deserved

place in our gardening tradition – and why not? They’re comparatively easy to grow when put in

the right spot and what’s better than popping outside to pick your own homegrown lemon for zesting

or for a slice to accompany your favourite late afternoon drink? If you’ve never had success and want

to give it another go… try these simple tips to have your citrus-of-choice happy, healthy and loaded

with fruit.

1. Pick a spot that will get all-day sun – essential – as well as offer some degree of protection

from winter frost. Place your citrus against a fence or wall of your home to get some degree of

protection from our winter frost. (A frost jacket from your garden retailer may be of benefit.)

2. Ensure your lemon or lime gets a deep, regular watering and a side-dressing of citrus fertiliser to

keep things ticking along nicely.

3. Pick off all the flowers on your freshly planted specimen. The hardest part of the process,

this is a necessary step as it will force the plant to put its energy into growing its root system

and leaf structure. If you can do this for a couple of seasons it’ll be well worth the wait as the

following year will be a flush of flowers with the promise of lots of fruit.

Short on space? Citrus will grow well in a pot – just again make sure you have a regular watering

routine sorted as pots can dry out quickly.

If you’re a bit more adventurous you could try espaliering (training the plant to grow against a wall).

This way you end up with your favourite citrus creating a shiny, green-leaved, fruiting wall. It’ll be the

envy of your garden-savvy neighbours and friends. You could also consider planting a mixed citrus

patchwork hedge of lemon, lime, mandarin and the less well-known lemonade fruit (a mandarin and

lemon hybrid).

Apart from the obvious benefit of the delicious and healthy fruit, citrus can bring other dimensions to

your garden as well. The tangy scent of citrus leaves is so good. The aromatic scent cuts and cleanses

the air. It’s also hard to beat the vibrant bright energy that citrus colour can bring to an otherwise

dormant winter garden. Big, juicy, Mediterranean pops of orange and yellow are welcome in my garden

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Air New Zealand has always gone

the extra mile to ensure its staff look

sharp. Designed by none other than

Dame Trelise Cooper, the uniforms

have a life beyond the aeroplane

aisles, being recycled and reused via

Women’s Refuge, Auckland City

Mission and Dress for Success. Items

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Words Kate Preece


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a new competition will see upcoming designers

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It’s easy to go overboard with packing or take a bag

two sizes larger than you need to. We set out some

golden rules to ensure transit’s a breeze.

Words Kate Preece


Before you go anywhere, ensure you’ve got the right

suitcase. Think light, think hard-wearing and invest in

something that will make you smile as you put only

good things inside it.


Turn your bedroom into a practical mood board of

all the outfits you wish to make the journey with you.

Going for five days? Stick to five day-time options,

with two evening looks. (You can always buy

something new!)


You only need three pairs max. Something for the

beach, something for the streets, and something for

stepping out in the evening.


Don’t leave packing to the last minute. You’ll feel

so much more at ease heading to the airport

knowing you’ve already had time to remember

what you’ve forgotten.


Wheeled carry-on suitcases are great, and hold

absolutely everything you could possibly want. However,

can you wheel it easily alongside your check-in suitcase?

Do a test run so you’re not left looking uncoordinated

and flustered between terminals. You might find a

tote bag with a zip better – it can be added to your

main suitcase if you decide you won’t need it for that

doorstop novel after all.


Whether you’re cold, tired, jetlagged or all of the above,

having a lightweight scarf or poncho handy is something

you won’t regret. If it fits in your handbag, it’s not only

great for the plane but you immediately have an option

to throw around your shoulders if you’re just not ready

to go back to the hotel.

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Azzez polka-dot and

striped cotton dress

by Dodo Bar Or


Great worn with sneakers for exploring your new

surroundings during the day. Even better teamed

with heeled sandals and layers of gold statement

jewellery when the sun goes down. Israeli fashion

brand, Dodo Bar Or do some of the most

striking that we’ve seen. You’re welcome.

Evan belt

bag by Lutz



Let us introduce you to the bum bag’s cooler, younger

sister. Don’t waste space in your luggage by packing

a handbag. The belt bag will happily store all of your

holiday essentials leaving you with both hands free, for

cocktails perhaps. Oh and, rather conveniently, they look

fantastic worn with the aforementioned.

In the bag…


canvas sun

hat by Hat


Not only will a well-packed carry-on keep you on

the move, it will ensure you look super stylish no

matter if your luggage goes astray.

Words Ella James

Travelling with just a carry-on bag eliminates time spent waiting at the

luggage belt, which is just as well, because happy hour waits for no

one. Seasoned travellers don’t do bulging zips and splitting seams. They

opt instead for packing only the most versatile vacation necessities. So

take note and please, leave the feeble sun visor at home…


We’re quite aware that you want to be pictured in an array of different

outfits, and a reversible sun hat offers two different looks for the price and

luggage space of one. Unlike straw hat alternatives, this particular canvas

style won’t be reduced to crumpled kindling at the bottom of your bag.

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Needless to say, the kimono

is essential for any tropical


It’s practical and stylish in

equal measure. On the

beach it provides the most

fashionable form of sun

protection. When it’s time

to move into the shade of

the bar, simply layer it over

a simple silk slip dress, cinch

with a belt, and voilà!

Fashion brand Camilla at

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Style tip:

Towards the end of your

vacation, just nab a shirt

out of your other half’s

hand luggage. Nothing

says off-duty chic quite

like an undone, oversized

shirt worn over some

timeless swimwear.

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Ella James takes us halfway around the

world to be schooled by the French.

If both travel and fashion make you tick, it’s highly likely that you’ll

be eyeing up Paris for your next long-haul adventure. The city

is dripping with romance, structured on a culture of unbeatable

culinary experiences, postcard-worthy landmarks and, of course, a

sense of style that is recognised the world over.

Each year, the French capital hosts Paris Fashion Week, one of

the most reputable events on the calendar, so it’s little surprise that

impeccably dressed dames and Messieurs reside here en masse.

In awe of their sense of style, we’ve put together four steps to

mastering the art of French chic


Consider only high-quality

investment pieces

When it comes to fast-fashion,

the French put their boot down.

They prefer to purchase highquality,

wardrobe staples that will

complement the existing pieces

on their clothing rail. Much time

and emotion goes into choosing

the perfect leather jacket, little

black dress or crisp white shirt,

and it pays off.



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Consider only high-quality investment pieces

That messy head of hair and those bright eyes framed with

smudged make-up didn’t come easy. Masters of the binary,

French women are some of the most glamorous on the

planet, but they get a thrill out of appearing a little rough

around the edges. So while perfect tailoring and a designer

handbag are essentials, you’re encouraged to leave the

hairbrush at home.





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Commit to a signature style

Be it a red lipstick, a striped T-shirt, a neck tie that

regularly adorns your nape or a perfume that you spritz

exclusively, make a loving commitment to it. Parisians

aren’t excited by trends and fads; they put a modern

spin on the classics, and it hasn’t failed them yet.


Freya’s Wild Sun halter

bikini top mixes a vibrant

botanical print with on-trend

crochet inserts on the straps.

Confidence comes with the

right fit so take the time to

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Shun silver linings

for golden ones

Necklaces, rings and earrings

should always be gold.

The French fashionistas

choose to punctuate often

monochrome outfits with

a more than generous

studding of elegant, fine

gold jewellery. Statement

jewellery needn’t be applied;

Parisians prefer to let their

attitudes do the talking.


The Japanese-inspired

Lotus Wrap Dress is a

trans-seasonal garment

you’ll never regret packing.

Made of 100% rayon,

consider this is your new

suitcase staple. Perfect for

keeping the chill off.


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It simply wouldn’t do to get caught off-piste

without these skiwear staples.

Words Ella James

Gucci Flannel



D Down is most definitely going up.

For too long, you’ve pined for ski

outerwear that offers style and

substance in equal measure, and at

long last, down jackets have received

the fashion upgrade that they so

deserved. This winter, your favourite

luxury brands are here to ruffle a few

feathers with their vast offerings of

fashionable, functional down jackets.

Proving just as popular in the city as

they are on the slopes, this is one

trend that isn’t just full of hot air.

STYLE TIP: Glühwein down your white

jacket won’t be a good look, so opt for

a darker colour.



Get a flying start with aviators.

A pair of aviators will propel your ski

slope style to new heights. Whether

protecting your vision from the harsh

winter sun or concealing fogged up

eyes often associated with those rather

premature après-ski hangovers, sunglasses

are absolutely essential for any mountain

expedition. The current market is

brimming with endless options of tints

and finishes that will compliment every

face shape and complexion, so take

your pick. Given their ability to carry you

seamlessly and stylishly from season to

season, you’re guaranteed to get some

serious mileage out of these sunnies.

STYLE TIP: Slap on the sunblock. That

panda-inspired sun tan isn’t in vogue.



Not just reserved for hipsters and


From humble beginnings in 16th

century Wales, the flannel shirt has

established itself as a wardrobe power

player. The rather lucid recipe of

success behind the flannel shirt is that

it offers comfort, style and versatility

with the added bonus that the ladies

love it. Whether you opt for the ever

iconic red and black check or a more

subtle, modern alternative you’ll never

be denied the soft, warm embrace of a

flannel during a day on the slopes.

STYLE TIP: Flannels look just as hot

undone as they do buttoned up, so

layer yours with a crisp white T-shirt.

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68 STYLE | beauty



How to protect yourself from

looking like the post-flight

wreck you become.

Words Clemency Alice

Flying is super dehydrating and plays a

heavy toll on your skin. Therefore, it’s

important to put in extra effort when

travelling to ensure your skin looks

fresh, glowing and rested, especially

during those long-haul flights.




This increases oxygenation of skin

cells and its alkalising and antioxidant

properties assist in preventing damage to

the DNA.


Drink refreshing coconut water before

you travel. The antioxidants and

cytokinins (promotes cell division) in

coconut water have a hydrating, antiageing

effect on the skin. During longhaul

flights, keep up your water intake to

maintain a healthy radiant glow.


If your flight is in the afternoon, schedule

in some time for a revitalising, energetic

walk outdoors amongst nature. For

those early morning flights, opt for an

online Ballet Beautiful Cardio Class to

awaken the body and give your skin a

luminescent glow.

Holistic Silk Classic

Lavender Eye Mask

This classic lavender-scented

eye mask makes a perfect

in-flight accessory to ensure

you get your beauty sleep

along the way. Made from

silk and cotton velvet with

calming natural dried lavender,

this award-winning eye mask

totally blocks out light.

La Prairie Caviar Luxe

Sleep Mask

Beautifully packaged in its alluring

signature cobalt blue, and

equipped with a silky smooth

brush applicator, this ultimate

pampering multi-tasking mask

treatment will revive and repair

over-compromised skin from the

dehydrating, drying effects of travel

and magically transform the skin

overnight. Formulated with caviar

extract and golden samphire to

increase firmness and elasticity and

moisture replenishing lipo-peptides

and marine extract to reduce the

skin’s trans-epidermal water loss.

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Omorovicza Radiance

Renewal Serum

Bring your skin back to life with this

renewing, moisture-binding radiance

serum. A perfect in-flight handbag

essential, just press a small amount

to a cleansed, damp skin to instantly

firm, energise, brighten and hydrate

your complexion.

de Mamiel Altitude Oil

A naturally potent quick-fix inhalation oil

that soothes frazzled nerves and uplifts

moods after ensuring sapping atmospheres.

Its effectiveness comes from delicate

lavender, zingy peppermint and lemon

myrtle, powerful pine and grounding

patchouli. Sprinkle a few drops on a tissue

and slowly breathe in to savour its beautiful

aromatherapeutic fragrance.

Therapie Roques O’Neil

Restore Aura Spray

This reviving and restorative mist

helps you to re-establish balance

after a long-haul flight. ‘Sunshine in a

bottle’ with a host of plant extracts

– refreshing rosewater, hydrating

frankincense, wild rose, white sage,

energising lemon and spearmint oil,

and calming aloe.

Skin specific facials for men & women

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There is no room for stress in that suitcase.

Leave it behind, and only take what you need

to ensure your mind is a sea of tranquility.

Words Charmaine McGregor

Cocktails, warm weather, street markets galore – there should

be no downside to overseas travel, right? But have you found

you’ve packed your stress in alongside your strappy sandals? And

is it actually ruining a good portion of your holiday?

For many, stress begins way before the airport. Our joy and

excitement over going away can be overwhelmed with the sheer

amount of work leading up to take-off. Whether it’s catching up

on all the work before you leave, planning where to go, getting

the kids packed, or even tidying the house; it may leave you

wondering why you should even bother.

Take it easy on yourself and prepare for the R&R you deserve.

Be organised

It may sound trite, but your best defence against the stress is to

be organised. Make use of services like travel agents and let them

worry about the details. Make lists and add to them so you don’t

clog up your mind with: “I must remember...”.

Be of sound mind

It is really important to ensure your physical, mental, emotional

and spiritual health is in a good space before you leave.

If you don’t have a daily self-care routine, look to establish one.

Again, use experts, such as wellness coaches, to help you. Join in

on the meditation movement – okay, for those not already doing

it, it may sound a bit out there, but the benefits of mediation are

a well-established core component of wellbeing. There are many

free apps (Smiling Mind is a good one) or if you want to join a

class, Christchurch’s Soulful Health is one of my favourites.

Be prepared

If jumping onto a flight sends your stress levels

skyward, you are not alone. If you have a chronic

fear of flying, getting help from a professional is

really important. Counsellors, psychologists or even

look into alternative therapies like reiki or pranic

healing – find what works for you.

There are a few simple things to help ease the

stress on your nervous system, with an array of

naturopathic remedies you can take – so pop off to

somewhere like The Herb Centre or book in to see

a naturopath. You’ll be surprised at what can help.

You can use essential oils, which help engage your

other senses and bring you back into the present

instead of stressing about the future or past.

Finally, download some restorative music to have

on the trip. Music is all about energy waves and just

like it can hype you up, it can calm you down. To

help guide you, Youtube channel Meditative Mind is

quite popular and so is NuMeditationMusic.

Be quiet

If you find once you are at the resort you can’t

unplug and you still have monkey mind, turn off the

notifications for your work email, social media and

even news websites on your mobile device. These

are all things that keep our anxiety high. The world

will not fall apart if you are not scrolling every half

hour on social media.

Be thankful

Get out a journal and write down five things you

are grateful for every day – it will move your spirit

into a place of calmness. If your holiday brings up

any reflections, thoughts or emotions, write them

down. When we are away from our everyday

cluttered lives, we can start to see clarity.

Finally, just allow yourself to chill out. You are on

holiday and you deserve this.

72 STYLE | motoring

Shining light

Motoring writer Ross Kiddie

finds there’s nothing

shady about Mitsubishi’s

new sports utility vehicle

the Eclipse Cross.


PRICE – Mitsubishi

Eclipse Cross, $45,590


Length, 4405mm;

width, 1805mm; height,



– Four-cylinder, frontwheel-drive,


112kW, 254Nm, eightspeed



0-100km/h, 9sec



Car buying trends have certainly

changed over the last few years.

Sport-utility vehicles are now the cars of

choice, and with their popularity comes

a new design statement. SUVs are not

just built to be functional, they are also

stylish, most of them making a dramatic

fashion statement.

Enter Mitsubishi’s new Eclipse Cross.

It looks something rather special, with

edgy styling and an interior that is not

only trendy, but practical.

The Eclipse Cross is totally new from

Mitsubishi, it is a vehicle I believe will be

a top contender in the mid-size market.

It lands here in four variations starting

from a special launch price of $34,990.

The test car was a high-spec VRX

variant, which sits at $45,590, although

an extra $2000 will buy you into fourwheel-drive.

If you are thinking in order to reach

that price point the Eclipse Cross lacks

specification, that’s certainly not the

case. It is loaded with kit, with many of

the electronic functions operated by

a clever touchpad mouse-like device

mounted on the centre console.

The range-topper also gets leather

trim (heated front seats), head-up

display, dual zone climate control, active

cruise control with speed limiter, keyless

entry and ignition, electric sunroof

(dual) and paddle-shift eight-step

automatic transmission.

At 4.4m the Eclipse Cross allows for

a spacious in-cabin environment; the

seats are beautifully supportive and

comfortable, while rear seat head and

leg room is appropriate, the latter not

compromised by a healthy rear load

space area. Bear in mind, though, it is a

five-seater only.

At the other end sits a turbocharged

four-cylinder engine of 1499cc. That

capacity is about the norm for vehicles

of this type these days, and it’s clear to

see that Mitsubishi has developed this

unit with a high degree of engineering

skill. It is state-of-the-art in terms of

design and it has healthy figures to

support that statement.

Mitsubishi claims 122kW and 254Nm

power outputs, the latter realised flat

across the torque curve spreading

from 2000rpm to 3500rpm. If you

add in its pairing to a continuously

variable automatic transmission then the

ingredients are in place for a smooth

transition of power and responsive

throttle application, although it does

encourage the driver to utilise the

manual sequential gearshift functions.

Mitsubishi has long persevered with

CVT, and that background has certainly

helped with its application mated to

a turbocharged engine, the result is a

free-flowing spread of power and good

economy and performance figures.

The Eclipse Cross is rated with a

combined cycle average of 7.3-litre

per 100km (39mpg). I had no problem

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> Willing engine along with good economy

> Edgy styling

> Affordable price


> Overly sensitive touch pad

> Rear view obstructed by strip separating

rear glass on tailgate

> Dated central dash graphics

meeting Mitsubishi’s fuel usage claim with the readout

constantly listing at 7.6l/100km (37mpg), which was helped

by a tantalising 4l/100km (70mpg) instantaneous figure

sitting at a steady 100km/h, the engine loping over in very

relaxed fashion at just 1750rpm.

In terms of acceleration, the Eclipse Cross will cut out a

standstill to 100km/h time of 9sec. These are all impressive

figures that would make a buyer quite happy with his/her


The Eclipse Cross is also rather tidy when it comes to

tackling a tricky corner or two. Even though four-wheeldrive

options are available throughout the range, the

evaluation car was front-wheel-drive only. However, highquality

Toyo tyres (225/55 x 18in) provide substantial grip,

there is a lot of rubber on the road and they travel quietly,

yet they also provide extensive information back to the

steering wheel as to how they are behaving.

That’s a key ingredient for me, I like informative steering

systems and the Eclipse Cross is very accurate into a

corner. While it’s an exaggeration to say it has a soft ride,

there is a lot of compliance within the fully independent

front-strut/rear-multiple link system and for that reason the

Eclipse Cross is a fabulous traveller at all speeds.

Even though the design of the Eclipse Cross is vibrant,

I can see it appealing to a wide cross-section of buyers.

By the sheer nature of its cheeky, youthful looks it oozes

appeal, and by delivering a purposeful driving experience it’s

hard not to be lured to it.


Now you can own an elegantly designed SUV for less than you’ve ever paid. You’ll also drive away with a surprising

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Say goodbye to most cumbersome, inflatable travel pillows and

upgrade your neck support with a sleek, subtle alternative. This

particular travel scarf has been designed to support the sleeper,

even when in an upright position, so you can say goodbye to

cramps, cricks and stiffness. As well as offering first class comfort,

this travel scarf is hugely convenient. Once you’ve woken up from

your sublime slumber, simply unwrap, fold, and store away until

you want to snooze in transit again.




Oprah Winfrey was announced just last month

as godmother for Holland America Line’s newest

ship Nieuw Statendam. The maritime tradition

of choosing a godmother for a new vessel dates

back more than 4000 years and is revered for

bringing good luck and protection to the ship and

its passengers.

And that’s not all. You could join Queen O

herself when she embarks on a three-day Girls’

Getaway cruise departing 30 January 2019 from

Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Oprah will be joined

by her magazine Editor-at-Large Gayle King and

other members of the magazine’s editorial staff,

who will host special presentations and events

on board the ship, currently under construction

in Italy. You could, if it didn’t sell out in one day

when announced last month.

Photo: Richard Lord



Zephyr Airworks has unveiled the world’s

first self-piloted electric air taxi. ‘Cora’ is

designed for two people and needs no

runway. Its 12 fans enable vertical take-off

– meaning you can climb 150–900 metres

into the air from your rooftop or parking

lot. Fully electric, it’s as environmentally

friendly as it is super cool. With self-flying

software, and human oversight, there’s no

need for extensive formal training either.

Cora itself is in its training stage, operating

out of Christchurch. The aim is for it to

become a service similar to that of an

airline, or rideshare.

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Straight to


On January 8, 2019, Singapore Airlines will land its A350-900 in Christchurch, ready to

take passengers directly back to Singapore. An aircraft that is quieter and more

fuel economic might not bother you much, but there are other aspects that

will pique your interest. With the A350 comes the opportunity to fly Premium

Economy – a first for this route. How does this stack up between the classes?

Let us highlight what we learnt.


24 seats

2-4-2 row configuration

Priority check-in, boarding and luggage


You’ve chosen yourself a much roomier flying

option than Economy – especially if you can

get the front row. There are extra storage

compartments to keep everything tucked away

– yet still right at hand, and you gain a calf- and

foot-rest, noise-cancelling headphones, a bigger

LED screen (28cm to 34cm) and a 3.5cm wider

seat. The recline is 10-degrees greater, too. With

only 24 seats in this section, it also seems quite

secluded, with bathrooms nearby no matter

which seat you secure.

You have all the food and drink benefits as

those in Business – except for that glass of pretakeoff


You also get to choose the fast lane at every

step of the way, with a desk manned by actual

humans at which to check-in, a separate queue

to board the plane, and less wait at the baggage

carousel as yours will be among the first to arrive.


42 seats

1-2-1 configuration

Priority check-in, boarding and luggage collection

With your own defined area and all manner of hidey holes to store

your belongings, you’ve staked your claim on this plane. Then, of course,

there’s the fact your 71cm-wide seat not only has adjustable positions at

a press of a button, it completely unfolds to form a flat surface equipped

with a cosy duvet and plush pillows. Officially, the bed size is 198cm,

enabling passengers to lie diagonally across the bed.

The screen has stepped up in size yet again, and there’s even a backlit

mirror you can slide open. Speaking of lights, there are at least three to

create your perfect reading environment. Like Premium Economy, you

have the noise-cancelling headphones, but here you also get the eye

mask, comfy flight socks and slippers.

You will be treated like royalty. No rushing, and nothing is a problem.

While sleeping is never quite perfect on a plane, at least you can assume

the position with ease in your own partially enclosed cubicle and feel

like you’re the only one on the plane.

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These four travel apps will get you from

A to B with absolute ease…


Get your trip off to a flying start.

Skyscanner is the perfect destination for all of your pre-travel

needs. This particular metasearch engine specialises in flights,

hotels and car hire, so when you use this one stop shop,

you’re sure to get a deal that’s second to none.

Arguably the industry’s worst kept secret; Skyscanner is used

by over 60 million people a month, so it’s really just as well

that it’s available in more than 30 languages. Once you’ve

bagged yourself a bargain holiday with all of the trimmings,

Skyscanner will keep you up to date with travel news and tips.


With PackPoint, you’ll never forget your toothbrush again.

PackPoint is the smart packing list app that we’ve all been

waiting for. Whether you’re heading on a city break, a beach

holiday or business trip, the app will compile an extensive

packing list.

PackPoint truly has your back; it considers the length of your

trip, the weather at your destination and the activities that

you have planned for whilst you’re away. Travelling with a

baby? Just tell PackPoint, and your list will be extended with

all of the relevant items. Once your list has been created, you

can share it with your fellow travellers, so you won’t have to

share a single beach towel between four.

Maps me

Stay on track, offline.

With Maps Me you can say goodbye to hefty data bills and

hello to instant, offline navigation because this app works

anywhere in the world, even without internet connection.

Using crowdsourced data, keen adventurers can find

directions to no end of locations, landmarks, public transport

links, walking trails and more.

Even seasoned travellers can struggle with orienteering, but

Maps Me has us all covered, with technology that ensures

that the map in hand automatically adjusts itself to face the

way in which you’re travelling. And if you still manage to get

lost, you can share your location via text message or email.

Microsoft translator

Perfecting the local lingo has never been easier.

With Microsoft Translator, you’ll never order the wrong

dinner or worse, cocktail, again. As with many online

translators, you can of course type in the text that requires

translation, but the magic of this app is that it can also

translate speech and even images of text. So just snap a

picture of menus or street signs and voila, this clever little app

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Melissa Landrebe heads to Mt Annupuri

Niseko in Hokkaido to experience skiing


Everything you have heard about Japan

skiing is true. The term ‘Japow’ is

used for no other reason than you are

guaranteed to find yourself at least

thigh-deep in powder at some point in

your time there.

Our adventure started on a late-

February morning at Christchurch

International Airport. We were two

couples bound for Niseko, on the

northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, for

a week of skiing sans children. Our route

saw us head via Auckland to Tokyo (Air

New Zealand) then Tokyo to Sapporo

(All Nippon Airways).

Arriving to a temperature of -10°C

and snow up to 3-4 metres high on the

side of the road, we hopped onto the

bus thinking we were in for a fabulous

week. And we weren’t wrong! Our

accommodation was spot on, with a

boot room complete with your own

boot dryer/warmer, and an on-site skihire


Day one dawned and out the window

of the apartment the slopes stood in

snow-covered glory. Our shuttle dodged

snow-clearing equipment as it made the

two-minute drive to the gondola station,

from which we would make our first

assent of Mt Annupuri Niseko (1308m).

Queues were practically non-existent,

even though we were there for Chinese

New Year, which locals explained was

a busy time for them. The infrastructure

is such that ‘busy’ doesn’t interfere

with your enjoyment, with four to five

minutes being the longest time needed

to wait for a lift.

It was overcast and snowing, but you

don’t get 15m of snow a year from

blue skies! The snow that was falling

was light, fluffy and dry, and my first run

was incredible! Now, I’m no Annelise

Coberger, but you really don’t need to

be. The powder is so deep, it doesn’t

hurt when you fall. While for those that

can really ski, off-piste tracks through the

trees will get the adrenaline pumping.

Four independent ski resorts on the

one mountain’s southeast face form

Niseko United and its All Mountain

Pass covers access to Annupuri, Niseko

Village, Grand Hirafu, or Hanazono. It’s

easy to find uncrowded runs – some

with no one on them at all.

Accommodation ranges from the

Hilton (Niseko Village) to chalets and

family-run bed and breakfasts. And there

are places to eat and drink scattered

about, making refuelling a breeze.

For après-ski, the bars and restaurants

in the area provided authentic Japanese

options in quirky surroundings. One

whisky bar, Bar Gyu+, has a fridge door

in a snow drift as its main entrance.

Yakitori is prevalent and delicious.

In the six days of skiing we had one

bluebird day and that was an absolute

treat. The clear skies made for some

spectacular views from up top.

The day we left a blizzard came

through. The local authorities closed all

major roads, a problem when you are

supposed to catch a bus to the airport.

However, from the time you land, you

realise the Japanese attention to detail is

definitely not limited to building worldclass

automobiles and TV sets – their

customer service is second to none. We

soon found ourselves being shuttled to

the train station. And, as it turned out,

catching the train provided an delightfully

different perspective.

Japan and its people are fantastic –

nothing is a problem. It’s a great place

to ski or ride for couples and families

alike, and while we chose to leave the

kids at home, it would have been just as

easy with them. The only problem is the

Japow powder experience might make

hitting the first icy runs in New Zealand

that little bit harder.


> Pack low-light lenses for

your googles.

> Make a beeline for Hanazono

308 to enjoy the best ramen


> Find yourself an authentic

Japanese hot spring, such as

Goshiki Onsen, when skiing gets

too much. There are plenty of

places for a massage to

ease aching legs too.

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Leaving your local doesn’t need to cause anxiety. We highlight some excellent

eateries found in different pockets of our fair island.

Words & Photography Vanessa Ortynsky



9 Isle Street

Bespoke Kitchen has been on the Queenstown

café scene for a while and it’s a favourite among

locals, as well as tourists venturing up the gondola.

The carefully crafted menu focuses on health and

wellbeing without compromise on flavour. The

smoothie bowls are an ever-popular option, but the

cabinet food is equally delicious. Everything on the

menu is simple and beautifully presented, so you

really can’t go wrong.


14 Church Street

This experimental café brings innovative dishes

and specialty coffee to Queenstown. Made with

quality produce, there’s something to suit all dietary

requirement from healthy to more indulgent

delights. The kimchi bowl with a fried egg is a spicy

favourite of mine and I love the black sesame latté

as a caffeine alternative. In addition to brunch, you

can also visit Yonder for dinner. It’s an all-day affair

that’ll have you coming back for more.


554 Frankton Road

Set on 1.2 hectares of alpine hillside in Queenstown,

overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables,

Sherwood offers a unique setting to unwind and

connect with nature. The property has its own herb

garden with heirloom fruit and vegetables. The

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Arrow Lane

I never need an excuse to

visit Arrowtown, but The

Chop Shop definitely makes

a visit even more enticing.

The coffee here is superb

and the kitchen is open until

2.30pm, so you can pop by

for breakfast or lunch. Try the

pancakes earlier in the day or

the pork dumplings for lunch.


3 Tees Street

Located in Oamaru’s historic

precinct, Tees Street is the

town’s most popular café.

Serving up Supreme Coffee,

it has an extensive range

of breakfast and lunch

options to keep you at

your table. Try the acai

bowl or the pork belly baos,

depending on what time of

day you pop in. If it’s warm

enough, sit outside in the

sun and take in Oamaru’s

stunning architecture.


7 Balmacewen Road, Maori Hill

No. 7 Balmac is my go-to restaurant

whenever I’m in Dunedin. In fact, it’s my

first recommendation whenever someone

asks me where to eat. It’s a cosy space that’s

perfect whether you’re visiting with friends

or dining solo. My last visit was for breakfast


before my drive back to Christchurch and I

fell in love with the breakfast samosas. Ask

for a poached egg to complete the dish, then

grab one of their freshly baked doughnuts to

go. The flavours are always on rotation, but

you won’t regret the decision to indulge.




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A taste of


Vanessa Ortynsky takes us on a food journey through Melbourne’s Prahran precinct.

Photography Vanessa Ortynsky

Tall Timber

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Prahran Market

There’s never enough time to visit all the

eateries and bars on a Melbourne itinerary.

So rather than finding yourself overwhelmed

trying to shuffle between suburbs and

constantly catching the tram, we recommend

optimising your time by sticking to one area.

The constantly evolving foodie precinct of

Prahran is the perfect destination to settle in

for your long weekend. Check into The Cullen,

one of the Art Series hotels in the heart of

vibrant Chapel Street, for your weekend of

eating and drinking. The Cullen has not one but

two restaurants, Gramercy Social and HuTong

Dumpling Bar.

Across from The Cullen, Prahran Market

(163 Commercial Road) is where you should

start your foodie adventures. Grab breakfast

at cheese-toastie shop Maker & Monger. The

open-face Reuben is a crowd favourite, served

with a healthy helping of sauerkraut. Follow

up with a strong flat white or filter coffee at

Market Lane before continuing your day in this

bustling precinct.

Open-face Reuben at Maker & Monger

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Ricotta hotcake at Top Paddock

If you’re after a sit-down meal, I highly recommend

stopping by Journeyman on Chapel Street, where the coffee

is superb and the meals are filling. Alternatively, I can’t pass

up the smashed pumpkin at Tall Timber (60 Commercial

Road). The sparsely decorated, minimalist space is a longstanding

local favourite. Otherwise, head to the memorable

and beautifully designed Top Paddock (658 Church Street)

for that ricotta hotcake. You know, the one that practically

broke Instagram? The craze was kickstarted by Melbourne

cafés and you know you shouldn’t leave without trying at

least one.

If you’re after a twist on the smashed avo, head to

Hobba (428 Malvern Road) for a variation that includes

pomegranate, a softly poached egg and plenty of feta. Their

cabinet food is also noteworthy – bacon tarts, croissants

and baked goods galore. Abacus is another local favourite

that does inventive brunch in a spacious Chapel Street café,

but if you’re looking for something a bit lighter, pop into

Chez Mademoiselle on Greville Street (a pedestrianised

street worth meandering along at least a few times during

your stay) for macarons and coffee.

For lunch, there are plenty of worthwhile Prahran eateries

you’ll want to visit. Mr. Miyagi (99 Chapel Street) makes

a salmon nori taco that’s as good as it sounds – fresh and

crunchy. Their schnitty bao – chicken schnitzel with sriracha

mayo, is equally delicious. If you love the South East Asian

restaurant flavours of central Melbourne’s Chin Chin, you’ll

want to get in the queue for its offshoot Hawker Hall (98

Chapel Street). Otherwise, cross the bridge to Richmond

for aperol spritz and fungi pizza at Baby Pizza (631-633

Church Street). Perch up at the bar and watch as the chefs

elaborately prepare dish after dish.

Chez Mademoiselle

Avo smash at Hobba

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Salmon nori taco at

Mr. Miyagi

Aperol spritz and fungi pizza at Baby Pizza

Doughnuts at Shortstop

For dinner plans that will surely turn into late-night

drinks, Borsch, Vodka and Tears (173 Chapel Street) is

unbeatable. The modern Polish vodka bar is loved among

locals. Order the Ukrainian borscht (yes, the spelling varies

depending on which Eastern European country you’re in),

the mushroom and sauerkraut pierogis (are we sensing a

theme here?) and the cabbage rolls, which look a lot more

like rice paper rolls than any cabbage rolls I’ve ever made.

Regardless, they go down a treat when paired with any of

the vodka tasting trays you’ll undoubtedly order. Borsch

has approximately 10 pages of vodkas, so do like the

Polish do, and get drinking. Na zdrowie! If you still haven’t

had enough vodka, try the negronski. It’s a vodka version

of the classic gin, campari and vermouth cocktail – and my

personal favourite.

Afterwards, meander down to Lover (60 Chapel Street)

– a newly opened cocktail bar in a gloriously intimate

setting. The bar is understatedly cool, and the limited

seating makes it the ideal date night spot or place to catch

up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

For a bowl of ramen that will transport to you the inner

streets of Fukuoka, Ramblr (363 Chapel Street) is equal

parts beautiful and delicious. Yet another minimalist’s

Cold-pressed drink at Greene Street Juice Co.

dream, follow them on Instagram for the ultimate food

porn. If it’s Mexican you’re dreaming of, still on Chapel

Street you’ll find Fonda Mexican and the freshest carnitas

in town. Its rooftop bar is perfect for people watching.

After all these eats, if you feel the need for a bit of a

cleanse, grab a cold-pressed juice from Greene Street

Juice Co. (on the corner of Commercial Road and Cato

Street). The immunity shots will nip any ailments in the


While I suggest sticking to one or two areas, I can’t help

sneaking in a few additional favourites in case you decide

to venture to the CBD (and you should if it’s your first

time in Melbourne). For doughnut lovers, Shortstop a

must-visit spot. Hidden down Little Collins laneway, the

doughnut and coffee shop’s menu is always changing, and

you’ll get serious Brick Lane vibes. For Laotian noodles,

venture to Noodle Shop (4/500 Elizabeth Street).

Otherwise, grab burgers at Burger Project (St. Collins


With a food scene that’s showing no sign of slowing,

Prahran has once again established itself as a must-visit

Melbourne suburb. Regardless of what you’re craving,

you’re sure to find a dozen eateries that take your fancy.

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Sure, there’s Napa and Champagne, Tuscany and our own fair country,

but where should you point your nose if you’re searching for something a little different?

Words Kate Preece


A Mediterranean island paradise only an

hour and a half from Paris.

Warmer and drier than France, this mountainous

area boasts 30 indigenous varietals, many of which

you would not have heard of or tried before. The

three main ones to take note of are vermentinu,

niellucciu and sciaccarellu.

Across its nine distinct wine regions you will

find plenty of vermentinu vines. The grape is

cultivated also in Italy, Spain and Portugal, but white

vermentino, as the wine is named, is a completely

different drop on Corsica.

Niellucciuo, a relation of Tuscany’s sangiovese

grape, and sciaccarellu, the go-to for pinot noir

drinkers, are the prevalent red grapes in the

north and south of the island respectively. For

those looking for rose, head straight to Domaine

Fiumicicoli in the southwest region of Sartene.


A wine haven kept under wraps by the Russians.

The 1970s saw Bulgaria reach the heady heights of

being the largest wine exporters in the world, with litre

upon litre pouring into the Soviet Union. As expected,

however, the fall of said socialist state, caused a bit of

an upset. Fortunately, for us, vines have memories and

so, once politics stepped out of the way, one of the

oldest winemaking producers in the world stepped

back into the fray.

There are two official wine regions, Danube Plain

and Thracian Valley, and a vast quantity of red grapes.

You’ll find your old faithfuls, merlot and cab sav, albeit

a touch tarter, but will want to wrap your taste buds

around a mavrud, the medium red to watch, and find

yourself a melnik, reportedly a favourite of Winston

Churchill. Danube will be the choice for purveyors of

white wine, and dimyat the grape to experience.

Nowadays, it’s easy to find a tour and Sofia Airport,

Bulgaria, is a three-hour flight from London.


Skiing isn’t the only reason to go to Canada.

British Columbia’s wine is on the rise, especially in the southeast Okanagan

Valley. The wine enthusiasts are all atwitter as the number of wineries

increase and production levels rival that of the peach and apricot orchards.

It’s easy to see why the 250km region is an ideal destination for a

bike tour – which is also the ideal way to experience the wide-ranging

microclimates first-hand. Oh and there’s supposedly a monster in the lake.

His name is Ogopopo.

Don’t miss a visit to Mission Hill, which has architectural merits alongside

its fine wine accolades.

From Vancouver, it’s an hour on a plane or a scenic four-hour drive, which

is a great introduction to the area.

Corner House

Café Kudos

Robert Harris Cafe





Northlands welcome new owners Jay and Nicole to the new and improved

Robert Harris café. With a fresh makeover, why not come in out of the cold

and enjoy a barista made fresh coffee and a bite to eat, made fresh from

their kitchen. From breakfast to lunch, from sweet to savoury, from junior to

senior, or frappe to flat white, Robert Harris café has something for everyone.

The friendly staff look forward to welcoming you.

Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Road, Papanui

Sesame Sushi and Asian Fusion


Many make a beeline to Church Corner Mall for Corner House’s expansive

menu of Cantonese dishes. 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 offers takeaways too. They serve dim sum every day and stay open late.

Walk-ins welcome.

376 Riccarton Road, 341 6992,


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

must-tries 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


With a new warming winter menu to be

enjoyed in contemporary surroundings,

Café Kudos is a regular haunt for local

workers and those who are travelling

through. Relax on a comfy couch in front

of the fireplace 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,

Fisherman’s Wharf

Red Bowl


Vietnam Kitchen


Boasting spectacular harbour views

and 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,


This new fully licensed restaurant

introduces ‘Roll Your Own’ fresh

summer rolls to Christchurch. The

authentic way to eat Vietnamese

spring rolls, choose fillings such as pork

belly, prawns, smoked salmon, fresh

vegetables and herbs and then roll them

in rice paper. Other menu favorites

are Hot and Sour Fish Soup, Herbal

Duck, Raw Beef Noodle Soup, Sticky

Rice with Fried Chicken, Quail Eggs and

Pork Floss, and Noodle Salad. The two

Vietnamese chefs pride themselves on

listening to customers’ needs whether

you are vegan, gluten free or just don’t

like the taste of coriander!

394 Riccarton Road, 348 1898



Christchurch’s it spot for yum cha and

dim sum (every day from 11am to 3pm)

and a delicious variety of Cantonese

dinner options. This fully licensed and

BYO restaurant is perfect for a gathering

with dishes to suit every taste. With an

expansive dining room, you can hold an

event here for up to 100. The atmosphere

is relaxed and the staff experienced. Set

menus and a comprehensive take out

.menu are also available.

57 Mandeville Street, Riccarton,

348 3688,


A cool addition to the Christchurch

Art Gallery, Universo offers a menu of

hearty favourites and enticing seafood

options that will satisfy a wide range

of diners. The brasserie is focused

on delivering high quality food and

impeccable drinks that suit its designer

location. With floor-to-ceiling plants, you

will feel as though you are dining inside

a tropical oasis, though, with plenty

of outdoor seating, it’s as wonderful a

setting for al fresco dining, too.

Cnr Worcester Blvd and Montreal St,

379 5214,


Mexico is an immersive dining

experience inspired by the street cuisine

and culture of its namesake nation.

Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh

and lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with

street food inspired dishes available on a

seasonal menu.

Mexico’s love affair with Margaritas

dates back to its inception. The many

ideas and experimentations with Tequila

saw the creation of Frida’s Margaritas.

This Margarita heaven will guarantee all

kinds of decision anxiety with flavours

like Blackberry & Coconut and Peach &


201 Manchester Street, 03 374 5422


Thai Chef’s Retaurant showcases the

authentic taste of Thailand, while offering

a modern dining experience. Food is

prepared from fresh, quality ingredients

and presented with elegance in a dining

setting filled with all the richness of Thai

colour, sound and art. Meals are served

family style so you can share the Thai

experience with your friends, family,

colleagues or associates. Thai Chef’s

Restaurant also has a Lounge Bar in which

you can relax and enjoy dining and drinks

in a laid-back setting.

1 Riccarton Road, 341 1163


Step inside a tastefully decorated

dining room and immerse yourself

in Japanese culture. Takumi is a

place where quality is paramount,

with a wide range of delicacies on

offer through lunch and dinner

menus. For those that love freshly

prepared sashimi and tempura

dishes, this is your new local.

Coupled with a range of beers

and internationals wines, stop in

on a chilly winter’s and banish the

blues by sampling the array of

Japanese sake – you’ll be warmed

from the inside out.

6 Nelston Street, Riccarton

03 348 8818



Quickly making its mark on the city’s

dining scene, The Camden is a new

option for classic British cuisine with a

Kiwi twist. The impeccably designed bar

and eatery serves mouth-watering dishes

that make the most of what our local

farmers and growers produce. From the

Steak Sandwich or the new The Camden

Burger through to slow-cooked meats

and super salads to end the day, this is

The Destination for delicious fare. Wash

it all down with a quality coffee or one

of their hand-picked beers, fine wines or

classy cocktails.

1/235 Riccarton Road, Riccarton

03 341 5567


Fresh food, expert staff and a warm

atmosphere – Three Cows has won

over plenty of diners in Kaiapoi with

its simple recipe for success, and its

café, restaurant and bar on Victoria St

is proving just as popular. The large

outdoor dining area makes it a perfect

spot for a morning coffee or business

lunch, and the space transforms in

the evening to welcome diners for a

meal or a cocktail. The menu features

plenty of elegantly prepared favourites,

as well as options for the more

adventurous. The experienced team

can also cater for Christmas functions

and events.

71 Victoria Street, 377 8944


This restaurant strives to create a

joyous atmosphere and the best

tasting Chinese food. The chefin-charge

will cook your meal

with perfect judgment. Despite its

large size, the service is quick and

good-natured. Don’t miss the fried

dumplings – touted by some as

the best in Christchurch. Familyfriendly

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,

Three Cows



The Camden

Thai Chef

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Angela Barons highlights drops to drink now, and

the fodder to bring out their best side.

Baked camembert

Pinot Noir

A prized wine variety that has won the hearts of many.

Predominantly grown in New Zealand’s cooler southerly regions,

the structure and elegance draped by power and fruit-driven

strength is common to most. So easy to pair food-wise, take it

easy and go straight to a baked brie or cheese base dish.

Rockburn Stolen Kiss Pinot Noir Central Otago 2015

This gorgeous number is a little fruity with a touch of spicy. The

fruity and saucy side of Central Otago pinot noir is bound up

in this bottle. Once unleashed into your glass its bright berry

and cherry aromas shall sashay into a lip-smacking Black Forest

gateaux and poached plum palate, fortified by toasty oak. The

wine moves with good liveliness.


Open a date-night dinner to remember

with golden scallops and a Golden Egg.

This is romance and love wrapped in

deliciousness. Perfection on a plate;

perfection on the palate.

Tony Bish Golden Egg 2016

A rich, aromatic and distinctive chardonnay

that’s drinking so beautifully now.

Fermented in a concrete egg, this limitededition

chardonnay is a fine example of

wine innovation. Plump and rounded, yet

elegant. Harmonious flavours of ripe white

and yellow stonefruits and complexing

flinty, mineral and nutty layers. Not even a

hint of oak (only one barrel blended in) –

but oh so delicious.

Pan-seared scallops

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc means ‘wild

white’ and with that the explosive

flavours of New Zealand savvy have

impressed wine critics and consumers

throughout the world. You can’t go

wrong matching this powerful number

with Pacific Rim fare.

The Fuder Sauvignon Blanc Dillon’s

Point Marlborough 2013

With a little bottle age this sauvignon

blanc shows complexity. A blend

of youthful sauvignon blanc aromas

of stone fruit and baked apple with

more aged aromas of almond, grilled

asparagus and pineapple. It’s incredibly

smooth and has seamless style that

is both rich and savoury at the same

time. A gorgeous, concentrated,

certified organic sav.

Hot-smoked NZ king

salmon ravioli with

dill butter sauce



Year 12 and 13 students took flight from all that

study at their fabulous masquerade ball held at

the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and organised

by Poppy Cox and her supporting team of seniors.

Gregory Cooper, Andrew Stephenson, Sarah Louise

Rick Armstrong, Paris Armstrong



The grand opening of the AMG Performance Centre

showcased one of only two of these Mercedes-Benz

facilities in New Zealand. Armstrong Prestige proudly

welcomed special guests to the world of Mercedes AMG.

Also on show was the equally impressive G63, never seen

before in Australasia and boasting a two-year waiting list!

A star-studded night indeed.

Frank Van Schaijik, Hal October, Arbeeb Singh

Richie and Gemma McCaw, Jarrod Buchanan


Lester and Angela Tidball

Noela Scurr, Alethea Tonk, Megan Wilkes, Kate Gatonyi, Mary Ling

Lynda Roche, Trilby Penney

Douglas Royds, Warwick Shillito, Mike Sellwood, Prue Sellwood

Phillipa and Al Lester



CoCA gallery hosted the launch of Corey Baker’s ‘Dream’

scholarship alongside The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand.

Guests were inspired by Corey’s story and his determination to help

the next generation of local dancers find an easier path.

Corey Baker, Dawn Baker

Chelsea Workman, Corey Baker

Joanna Norris, Ros Burdon, Hon Margaret Austin

Lance Willson, Sally de Lautour

Veronica Hardanava, Pam Adams, Andrea Gray, Loral Ford

Jean-Michel Tallott, Kerry Williams



After 54 years, Anne-Marie de Spa farewelled Jouvence Beauty

Institute. Guests gathered to wish Anne-Marie all the very best

of luck. As do we!


Sarah Pont, Anne-Marie de Spa

William Tallott, Corey Hastie, Matt Turner

Jean Hyam, Julie Andrew

Jan and Matt Gourley



Jan Gourley, Georgia Smith, Carey Cater

Spoilt Boutique held a grand opening of its new Beckenham store,

where guests were invited to browse in-store specials, enjoy a glass of

bubbly and explore the beautifully decorated shop.

Jeanette Tamakehn, Amanda Powell

Linda Murrell, Shirley Hansen


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St Andrew’s College held its official opening of The Green Library and Innovation Centre,

which was generously supported by the Green family. The centre encourages new ways

of thinking by combining the best of the past with exciting new technologies.

Tony Hoare, David Evans

Brad Austin, Lance Austin

Kay Nicholls, Kerrin Sharpe, Marjorie Cook, Margie Broughton

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Robyn Sutherland, Annemarie Hope-Cross

Joyce Campbell’s Liquidity exhibition was held at the

stunning Nadene Milne Gallery in Christchurch. It was

an elegant event at which art enthusiasts mingled freely, a

glass of Amisfield wine in hand.

Jenny Harper, Nadene Milne

Bruce Edgar, Lorelei Jenner

Simon Taylor, Rebekah Taylor, Gareth Evans, Georgia-Rae Taylor

Tania Morgan-Smith, Vanessa Ortynsky

Sophie Kurta, Kat McDonald



The Fermentist has a mission to redefine the industry with

innovative and sustainable practices. On their opening night

we got a chance to see the microbrewery in action! By integrating

environmentally conscious initiatives throughout, The Fermentist has

a focus on ‘good’ beer, food and community.

The Fermentist

Sara Tucker, Dylan Firth, Peter Morrison, Chris Flynn


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Every month, Style sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away.

It’s easy to enter, simply go to and fill in your details on the ‘Win With Style’ page.

Entries close July 25.


The new Revlon PhotoReady

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as a primer, setting spray, and

refreshing mist, all in one.

Whether you apply under your

make-up for a smooth, even base

or as the last step to your freshly

applied look, this product has

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Your current dealings with this delightful drop may be limited to cheap

shots at 4am, but Mexico (203 Manchester Street) would like to

introduce you to a whole new world of tequila with Frida’s Margaritas.

Mexico’s expert barmen are willing to spill their secrets on how to

make a perfect margarita, and they’ll even let you personalise it with a

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Disney On Ice Celebrates

100 Years of Magic

arrives in Christchurch

for shows August

10–12 at Horncastle

Arena. The Disney On

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characters from more

than 14 timeless Disney

tales, from Cinderella

and Snow White and the

Seven Dwarfs, to Finding

Nemo and Frozen, take

to the ice. We have

40 tickets for the 7pm

show on August 10

in Christchurch – we

will draw 10 readers to

receive four tickets each!


From Spain comes a line of footwear that is naturally

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brand produces canvas plimsolls from 100% organic

cottons and a 100% natural rubber sole. These recyclable

shoes come in a range of eye-catching colours too.

Luma Luma has given Style two pairs – one for a child,

one for a woman – to give away to two lucky readers.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: KEPT: Ann Pont. ESSENTIAL: Nicola Coey. SPORTSCRAFT: Robyn Young, Jacky Ferens, Mishka

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