Style: August 03, 2018

StarMedia.Digital

August 2018

home + design issue

Renovating without regrets

Learnings from a nine-year makeover

a focus

on quality

david shaw

on designs

that last

Objects

of desire

Lighting has

never looked

so good

‘Superhome’

Make mine a

a movement for better living

august 2018

looking sharp a marriage of fashion & Architecture


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CONTENTS

67

REGULARS

12 CONTRIBUTORS

14 INSIDE WORD

18 SAVE THE DATE

114 SEE BE SEEN

A Snapshot Of The

Most Stylish Events

118 WIN

Goodies For The Home &

An Introduction To Flexo

HOME

20 REPORT

Why You’ll Wish You

Lived In A Superhome

38 ARCHITECTURE

Planning Your Home To

Work For Your Life

44 RENOVATION FEATURE

The Many Faces Of A

Home In Cashmere

52 LIVING FEATURE

How To Create Healthy

Habits For Your Family

57 INTERIORS FEATURE

Children’s Room Décor

That Goes The Distance

60 WELLBEING FEATURE

Creating Your Inner

Sanctum

RESENE GUNMETAL

57

92

28 PROFILE

Designer David Shaw Lets

Us In On Some Trade

Secrets

73

34 LUXE LIVING

Take Your Home To The

Next Level

COLOURS OF

THE MONTH

RESENE STORM GREY

98


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HOME

62 ART FEATURE

How To Choose Art

64 LIGHTING FEATURE

67 MOOD BOARD

Lights Worthy Of A Switch

70 LANDSCAPING

Mastering Indoor-Outdoor Flow

73 OUTDOOR LIVING

Extending Your Entertainment Area

78 FINANCE FEATURE

Is Now The Right Time To

Remortgage?

FASHION &

BEAUTY

86 BEAUTY NEWS

87 HAIR SPECIAL

Stop Your Hair Suffering

90 BEAUTY FEATURE

92 FASHION SHOOT

Architectural Lines

98 FASHION SPECIAL

NZFW: What You Need

To Know

100 LOUNGEWEAR FEATURE

28

HO

60

RESENE

112

CARNABY TAN

86

MOTORING

103 CAR REVIEW

Getting To Know The

Mercedes GLC 250d

104 CAR REVIEW

A BMW SUV

TRAVEL

107 BUSINESS CLASS REVIEW

The Pointy End Of The A350

FOOD & WINE

108 FOOD NEWS

112 COCKTAIL NEWS

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We built a house. It was a nightmare. But... we love

it today.

We love the enhancements we made ourselves – from

the grooved ply ceiling installed by my husband and a

friend, to the glass-walled shower that replaced a pokey

curved-door option. I’ll never regret the additional kitchen

cupboards and larger bathroom and ensuite vanities.

Next time, we’ll hand-pick our building team. I’ll ask

more questions about how the flooring will be laid to avoid

prominent join lines, and there will be more than one light

switch in the bedroom. Little things do matter.

In line with the Superhomes Movement (page 20), our

100sqm home has no waste space – a bedroom each for

our family of four, an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area

and no hallways. We insulated internal walls and bumped

up the spec for the exterior; we have a warm little house –

especially when hubby is on fire duty.

The next stage will be a deck. I can’t wait for the day

when we can slide open the doors and dine al fresco,

drinking in the hillside view. In an extreme wind zone, we’ll

be choosing some sturdy furniture – our neighbours have

already lost their fair share of outdoor cushions!

Whatever stage you are at, in our Home + Design issue

we hope you find the inspiration and information you need

to perfect your home. After all, home is where the heart is.

Kate Preece

EDITOR

AUGUST 2018

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12 STYLE | contributors

Our Style people

Clemency Alice is a facialist

who is developing her own

signature luxury skincare line at

her seaside-based atelier. Utilising

botanical essences and organic

extracts sourced from around the

world, her Rosa Camelia Face Oil

was awarded the Editor’s Choice

at the 2018 Beauty Shortlist

Awards. Having gained insight from

exclusive perfume houses and

luxury spas in Paris, she pursues a

full-time career in beauty – filling

our pages every month with her

learnings.

Taviri Ono is a home loan

advisor with the Lifetime Group.

He has over 20 years’ experience

in the banking and home loan

industry, and previously worked

as a bank manager at Westpac’s

Eastgate branch. Outside of

work, Taviri and his wife Tahlia

enjoy spending time with their

four children and friends. He

enjoys getting involved in the

children’s sporting endeavours,

which includes coaching his son’s

under-six rugby team. His advice

on remortgaging your home is on

page 78.

Mike Hamel, and wife

Glynis, have been in the hair

industry together for over 38

years. Involved in some of the

biggest fashion shows and photo

shoots around the world, their

passion for hair remains as strong

as ever. Mike continues to create

unique hair moments and 100%

ugly free hair products through

environmentally friendly salon, GM

Hair Gallery. We set Mike and his

daughter Tuscany loose on our

fashion models this month – see

their work on page 92.

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Juliet Speedy, Korey Gibson, Martin Hunter, Richard Dalman, Ross Kiddie, Sarah Louise, Vanessa Ortynsky

WHAT’S

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Metallics - A trend that continues

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matte.

Lighting - Once simply practical,

now extremely stylish, today’s

options shine bright, like a diamond.

Quality - A throw-away society

we are not – or at least we’re

improving.

Eco-friendly - Building for a

better tomorrow is a movement

worth hopping aboard.

NOT

Coal - If you’re burning it, don’t.

Asthmatics will hate you for it.

Boutique shopping hours -

Unique products we love, unique

opening hours we don’t. Don’t

make it harder for us to support

local.

Tourist prices - Where are

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INSIDE WORD

TASTE

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location on level 4 of 47 Camp Street, it even boasts

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INSIDE WORD

EXPERIENCE

Date night is sorted with the return of the New Zealand

International Film Festival. Christchurch has an enticing

schedule (August 2–19), that includes Chinese fashion

designer Guo Pei’s Paris debut in Yellow is Forbidden, and

three world premieres: East to East, Oka no Roki and

Blue Moon starring Mark Hadlow.

Get yourself acquainted with the wines of Bordeaux with

a rather special event. The Glengarry Epic Bordeaux

Tasting 2018 will put more than 50 wines from this

incredible region on the table at the Crowne Plaza

Hotel in Queenstown (August 18) and then at Whisky

Galore in Christchurch (September 8). A votre santé!

INDULGE

In the pursuit of the perfect dish, The Christchurch

Food Chase will kick off on August 24. The two-week,

three-weekend event will see restaurants serving up

a ‘Food Chase Dish’ to vie for bragging rights, oh and

some awards. Even diners – the ‘chasers’ – could find

themselves award-winners for their efforts.

Dust off the ball gowns and tuxedos, there’s a charity

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STYLE | home 21

Faster growing than old man’s beard. So powerful it can eliminate your power bill.

Able to leap the New Zealand Building Code in a single bound. It’s Superhome – and

it has the power to raise home standards nationwide.

Words Gaynor Stanley

campaign to improve standards in New Zealand home

A building is fast gaining traction with both the industry

and the public seeking warmer, more sustainable homes

with greatly reduced running costs.

Christchurch architectural designer Bob Burnett

founded the Superhome Movement when his post-quakes

experience “started me thinking”. Forced from the new and

highly sustainable Huntsbury family home he’d designed

with his wife Shizuka Yasui (registered architect, Japan) into

substandard rentals, they witnessed their young children’s

health quickly deteriorate. “We had to clean the mould off

the furniture when we moved out,” Bob says.

“We’ve got a million unhealthy homes in New Zealand,”

says Bob, citing Building Research Association of New

Zealand’s four-yearly housing survey that reports more

than 50 per cent of homes have evident mould; more again

would have hidden mould. In Christchurch, 90% of people

surveyed by the Council said their homes were too cold.

The issue, he says, is that our Building Code standards

are decades behind the UK and Europe – “even Australia is

beating us and it’s a warmer country” – and that almost all

(98%) New Zealand homes are built to meet the minimum

code requirements, whether they are low-budget houses

or those at the highest end of the market. “The building

code really needs to change, standards need to be triple

where we are, at least double.”

“We’re building 30-year-old technology. Would we be

happy driving Ford Escorts and Morris Minors? No, we

want the air bags and we want the gadgets in the car, but

we don’t think about our houses the same way. Instead, it’s

‘how big a house can I get for how small a cost?’.”

Since launching the movement in late 2015, Bob has

recruited more than 150 builders, designers and suppliers

similarly committed to delivering healthier, more sustainable

homes. He’s also gained the support of organisations like

EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority),

Christchurch City Council, the New Zealand Green

Building Council and independent research, testing and

consulting organisation BRANZ. His practice, Bob Burnett

Architecture, built New Zealand’s first 10-Homestar homes

in Church Square, Addington (one of which, pictured

opposite, now functions as his office). Bob opened these

to the public – along with six innovative Christchurch

homes from other builders and designers – for the first

Superhome Tours in 2016, deliberately scheduled in winter

so visitors could feel the warmth of the homes.

“Our aim is to raise public awareness about the dangers

of building to the Building Code minimum standards and

dispel the myth that building better homes is too expensive

or unachievable.”

The movement is appreciably gathering momentum with

a public hungry for information. This June’s tours attracted

around 10,000 visitors to 12 homes across three weekends

– a threefold increase on the previous year.

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ABOVE: The coffee machine in Bob’s 10-Homestar rated house,

which is his business premises and show home, uses 4kW of

power and is the “the reason we’re connected to the grid.

We plugged it in and it blew the solar fuses, so we’re a bybrid

house.” The machine uses filtered rainwater piped from the roof,

which in a domestic laundry would supply a washing machine.

RIGHT: Bob’s secret cupboard under the stairs houses the solar

batteries powered by 18 panels on the roof, along with the

water tank and air and temperature monitoring systems.

Dispelling the affordability myth

“The code is supposed to be a level of protection but it

hasn’t really worked as one,” says Bob.

Despite widely accepted research correlating substandard

housing with health problems, the Building Code was last

updated in 2004. He believes the main barrier to change

is “paranoia” that it’s “too expensive” to build to a higher

standard, “so the code gets used as a quasi-target rather

than the legal minimum”.

But he says, “there is a lot of misinformation out there

around the costs of building better houses. The Green

Building Council estimates it will cost 2.2% more to build

a six-Homestar home, compared to the three-Homestar

New Zealand norm.

“More importantly, housing affordability is not just about

how much a house costs to build. Housing affordability is

about what’s the power bill, what’s the cost of running the

house. Building cheap, low-standard houses that harness

people to a lifetime of high power bills is not sustainable

and it’s not affordable.”

Building a six-Homestar rated house will halve power

usage compared to that of a home that merely meets

code. Build an eight-Homestar home and you’ll have no

power bill – you’ll generate more than you need.

The issue is further complicated by his observation we’re

building the wrong houses with our penchant for four or

five, usually empty, bedrooms when only a third of homes

house families.

“On the one hand we’re building low quality and on the

other we’re building to excess. In New Zealand we build

the second biggest houses in the world.”

Almost all New Zealand houses fail to meet World

Health Organisation standards for air temperature

(minimum 18°C). He says a new home can be just 9°C in

the bedrooms.

Ventilation is as important as warmth, he advises. “The

skeleton in the closet in New Zealand building is there

are no standards for air tightness in the code and the only

requirement for ventilation is 5% of the total area has

opening windows, which people often don’t understand

is not an effective method of ventilation. Generally, the

air quality inside a New Zealand home is 10 times as bad

as the outside air quality, which directly relates to serious

health problems like asthma.”


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Where next for Superhome?

In three years the movement has already expanded

to Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland, which will

host its first Superhome Tours in September 2018. In

Christchurch, an eco-village of 50 seven-Homestar and

above houses is being built on Clifton Hill.

A big boost to national awareness should come when

Bob and the Superhome principles feature in a new TVNZ

series What next?, currently in production and focused on

how we’ll live tomorrow. “With what we’re building, we’re

trying to predict the future and we need to make sure

that we’re prepared for that.”

And the group is now more actively lobbying a more

receptive Government for consumer incentives to push

things forward and for the people who set the Building

Code to “be bold and make some changes”.

Bob’s advice for someone who wants to build a better

home is “do your own research and understand what

good design can do for you”. He laments that design is

marginalised heavily here with more than 90% of local

homes built to building companies’ plans “because people

think they’ll save a few thousand dollars”.

He also urges us to build “lifetime” houses designed

to last not the regulation 50 years, but 100 to 200 years

and not with a view to selling them after five years. “In

other countries they’re planning ahead and thinking ‘we’re

going to hand this home down to our children and our

grandchildren’. The lightbulb needs to go on here too.”

The living room in NZ’s first 10-Homestar home,

designed by Bob Burnett, utilises passive solar principles.

Superhome ratings

The New Zealand Green Building Council awards Homestar

ratings that evaluate home health, energy, water, waste and

material usage to achieve a home that is warm, healthy and

long-lasting, which costs very little to run and has minimal

impact on the environment.

The typical New Zealand home, that meets but does not

exceed the current Building Code, will generally achieve a

three-star Homestar rating. To qualify as a Superhome a house

must achieve a six-Homestar rating. The maximum is 10 stars.

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LEFT: Julie Villard’s nine-Homestar

Superhome in Lyttelton.

BELOW: Fiona Macpherson Architecture’s

eight-Homestar Superhome in Parklands.

Nook Architecture and

ZBuilt’s 10-Homestar

Superhome in North

New Brighton.

Superhome exemplars

• Architect and Christchurch City Council

Eco-Design Advisor Julie Villard’s Lyttelton

113sqm home has recently been completed to

the UK Building Code of R-3 walls, R-4 floor

and R-5 roof – 250% above the New Zealand

code. The UK code has since been upgraded

to R-7 walls, R-8 floor, R-9 roof. New Zealand

by comparison is 1.3 for the floor, 2 for walls

and, in the coldest climate zone that we’re in,

3.3 for the roof.

• Build an eight-Homestar home like Fiona

Macpherson’s in Parklands and you’ll have no

power bill because you’ll be generating more

power than you’ll use.

• It’s taken three years for New Zealand’s

second 10-star home to be built, also in

Christchurch, by Nook Architecture and

ZBuilt at 124 Bowhill Road, North New

Brighton. Those final two stars do require a

higher level of investment and commitment to

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creating

TOMORROW’S

ANTIQUES

Gaynor Stanley sits down with one of New Zealand’s leading furniture

designers, David Shaw, to discuss the slow Kiwi shift to quality first.

Photography Charlie Rose Creative and David Shaw


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ABOVE: Syro by de Castelli is a

triptych of small engraved metal tables

blending iron, brass and copper.

LEFT: The Brooklyn side table by

David Shaw comes in three shapes and

features an on-trend metal resin finish

textured to add durability.

When David Shaw started in the furniture trade as

an apprentice at Christchurch’s Modern Trend

he saw it merely as a good first job. Romance was

soon born as he quickly developed a “passion for the

furniture” that would see him launch his eponymous

brand in 1982. He went on to open two Christchurch

factories, two North Island showrooms and an

Auckland warehouse, develop a successful export

market, import leading international brands, and,

fundamentally, survive while cheaper imports put many

New Zealand manufacturers out of business.

“Quality always wins out in the end,” he reflects.

“We’ve always wanted to be at the better end of

the market with design and we’ve stayed focussed on

good design and quality.”

Initially the David Shaw brand specialised in

upholstery and that remains a hallmark of its

products. The business expanded to timber furniture

manufacturing, imported furniture, lighting and outdoor

furniture and began exporting to Australia 15 years

ago. Today it employs 32 staff nationwide and while

exports accounted for 30 per cent of business at their

height these have reduced as Chinese imports have

changed the market on both sides of the Tasman.

“We’ve seen the whole middle market pushed out

over the past 10 to 15 years, and over the last three

or four years it’s really accelerated,” observes David.

Against this market divide the company stayed

positioned at the upper end of the market targeting

not the many who see furniture only as a commodity

but the growing few who see furniture as a long-term

investment and seek special pieces: “tomorrow’s

antique”.

While most styles come and go, one David Shaw

design that endures after 24 years is the Eden chair.

“It’s just a really, really simple chair but it’s been

timeless and it’s one of those things that you can

put a wow fabric on it and it still sells today.” David

modestly says there’d be “quite a few” in New

Zealand homes,


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Twenty-three years

on, the Eden chair

by David Shaw is

still in demand.

“Quality always wins out in the end.

We’ve always wanted to be at the

better end of the market with design

and we’ve stayed focussed on good

design and quality.”

– David Shaw

Mark crafting a

potential collectible

in the Christchurch

timber factory.

David Shaw’s Frankie

Cocktail Cabinet

delivers knockout

curves in one

gorgeous package of

planked veneer and

brass lacquered steel.

This Flynn sofa

features David

Shaw’s hallmark

upholstery

excellence.


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A KIWI SLANT ON

INTERNATIONAL SASS

While we’ve always been comfortable with the

classic, getting New Zealanders to embrace edgier

international styles has been a slow process, says

David, but he is seeing change.

“We’ve been so much into the white walls and

natural carpets, it’s been quite boring. As time

goes on New Zealanders are becoming more

adventurous in the way we buy. We’re seeing

layering of more textured fabrics, more mixing of

fabrics and timbers, putting marble or metal with

timber just to make it a bit more interesting and a

bit more unique looking.

“Now we’re going to more colours, more

drapes, more velvets, more wallpapers and

suddenly the home’s changing, it’s a lot warmer.”

David says New Zealanders are still hesitant

about investing in the coloured and textured glass

that Europeans love and generally we’re more

comfortable with a more natural look, natural

timbers or marble. “We’re inspired by Europe but

have our own take on it and all the designs are a

lot softer-edged now,” he says.

Portraits of the international designers David Shaw

represents, along with Ring Horizontal suspension lights by

favourite Henge, hang in the Antigua Street showroom.


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David Shaw represents Italian design icons Henge,

RODA, de Castelli and Tonon, along with JAB Furniture

from Germany, James Salmond from Australia and

Vanessa Mitrani from France.

“Henge would be my favourite, particularly their lights.”

The Italian company was founded only eight years ago

by Massimo Castagna, but is essentially a new division of

a long revered Italian furniture-making family business.

David says the Henge brand is continually innovating and

“they have probably the best range in the world at the

moment”.

He is also a big fan of RODA, another Italian brand,

a “pretty special” maker of outdoor furniture designed

to stay in the elements 24/7. He is seeing more New

Zealanders, particularly North Islanders, embrace the

concept of an extra outdoor room that is permanently

set up with sofas and outdoor rugs made from fabrics

that can be left outside ready to use right through winter

(no lugging cushions in and out of storage).

David regularly attends the global furniture shows to

keep up with what the big furniture houses are releasing

and emerging ideas. The most recent was Salone del

Mobile in Milan where he observed this year’s products

refining the trends evident in previous seasons – think

curves, bolder colour, tactile textures, brass accents and

the combination of varied materials.

“Innovation only happens every four years. This

year, Milan was all about detail, refining designs with

better materials and better mixes, even into kitchens

with evolutions like laminating marble veneers onto

cabinetry.”

A brand he doesn’t represent but that impressed with

its Milan show was Minotti, another Italian stalwart, which

debuted ranges including the Tape and Albert & Ile.

A particular product he loved at Milan this year was

Henge’s iconic oval table, combining steel legs with a

bark tabletop pieced together like a jigsaw.

“Every tabletop may not be the same but it’s created

by a craftsman. You get that natural finish that you can’t

get off a machine. That’s what we want to do – whether

it’s something we make or we bring in, everything is

handcrafted; made by people.”

“Innovation only happens every four years.

This year, Milan was all about detail, refining designs with

better materials and better mixes, even into kitchens with evolutions like

laminating marble veneers onto cabinetry.” – David Shaw

The David Shaw design team were among those singing the praises of Minotti’s 2018 Collection at the Milan Furniture Fair.


This living room features:

Resene Indian Ink, Resene

Athens Grey, Resene

Atmosphere, Resene Stack,

Resene Blue Night and

Resene Eighth Tapa

Umi Bud Vase

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Tibetan Lamb

Fur Cushion Cover

– Bolt of Cloth

Purl Knit

Wool Throw

– Citta

Copenhagen

Armchair

Cozy –

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ABSOLUTELY NOT SUITABLE FOR

PILLOW FIGHTS

Gucci is well loved and respected for its fashion offerings, but did you

know that it also dabbles in homewares? One of our favourite pieces

so far comes in the form of this pink velvet cushion. Recognisable

motifs are impeccably hand-embroidered, not that we’d expect any

less from this Italian brand. As always, with Gucci there’s more than

meets the eye; the powder-coloured flowers not only complement

the extended palette but also pay homage to the designs once used

in churches by the English nobility. Rest easy on this $1580 cushion.

GLASS HALF-FULL

If you’re hosting a dinner

party, your alcohol cupboard

will need restocking. Don’t

forget your ID when you go to

purchase this $38,933 bottle

of cognac from Remy Martin.

This particular bottle is fondly

named Louis XIII, and it’s one

of the finest quality cognacs

available anywhere in the world

today, mostly to do with the

aged eaux-de-vie (fruitless

brandies) that go lovingly

into making it. The blend is

produced in France where it’s

matured in uniquely crafted

oak barrels that create a most

wonderful mix that can be

surmised as spicy, rich, fruity

and floral. We think that you’ll

be saving this 3000ml bottle for

the most special of occasions.

LUXE

LIVING

Finishing touches that will make

your home feel heavenly.

Words Ella James

OPPORTUNITY COMES KNOCKING

There’s a pretty special doorbell on the market, and it will set you back a spectacular

$148,174. This 18-carat yellow gold video doorbell from Ring comes encrusted in 2077

sapphires and 43 diamonds, of course. The 1080P HD video camera equipped with

motion-detecting alerts and a built-in speaker will keep an eye on curious guests who

will, no doubt, spend extended periods of time admiring your new doorbell.

Still bemused by the price tag? The reason is sure to put a smile on your face. The

profits from each sale are donated to an entrepreneurship, employment and character

development training programme to aid reformed criminals as they re-enter society.


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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

You’ll get 300-plus hours of burn time out of this heavenly

3kg candle from Cire Trudon; which is just as well, seeing that

it will burn an $845-sized hole in your wallet. This particular

scent is named Ernesto, after cigar lover and cult figure of

the Cuban revolution, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. A glass vessel,

hand-blown in Tuscany, stylishly houses the vegetable wax and

pure cotton wick, which ensures the cleanest flame. Given the

luscious aroma of bergamot, tobacco, amber and leather, we

think it’s time to relax with a glass of cognac.

AT HOME WITH HERMÈS

Another fashion house that’s taking a firm stand against dull

interiors is Hermès. We’ve already started dreaming about where

on our sofa we’d drape any single one of its throws. But if we

could pick just one, it would be this sensational Couvertures

Nouvelles, heavy jacquard plaid design. Hermès has become

famed for producing goods that only ever appreciate in value (see

the Birkin bag), and we’re absolutely certain this throw wouldn’t

be an exception to the rule. Once you’ve splashed $2318 on

this most luxurious throw, you’ll be keen to keep electricity bills

to a minimum. Luckily, its 90% merino wool, 10% cashmere

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HOW A

HOUSE WORKS

Architect Richard Dalman discusses what should influence a floor

plan and why getting the layout right is so important.

Most often houses are presented in magazines as

pictures of inspirational exterior façades and interiors.

But what of the relationships between the spaces and

levels, the flow through the house to the garden, and the

aspects to the street, sun, and views? All of these will be

determined by the floor plan, from which you can see how

the house works.

One of the key skills architects are taught is how to

plan. Through the floor plan, they can influence how the

occupants live. Good planning can reduce waste space,

save construction costs, and enrich the daily lives of the

inhabitants.

An open-plan allows flexibility, whereas a more

structured plan could dictate how the house is to be lived

in. Either approach will be appropriate, depending on the

owner’s requirements. Most often, there is a mix of both

approaches.

Different parts of the house can be designed to create

different moods. Consider the amount of enclosure or

openness your rooms have. Where do you like to sit, eat,

entertain, talk, and sleep? And during which times of the

day, week, or year? Or when the sun is shining or it is cold?

People have different requirements. A couple with no

children may be happy with a small tight space, whereas a

family might require separate living spaces for the children

and adults. A house may be planned to suit your current

living patterns, or how you would like to live.

There are a number of factors that can influence a floor

plan before the architect has even started. A long, skinny

site will likely result in a long, skinny plan. My own house I

am currently designing has such a site, resulting in a bit of a

journey from one end to another. The trick is to make the

linking spaces open and interesting, without resorting to

dark internal corridors.

A steep site will most likely require a plan that is split

over more than one level, whereas a large, flat site gives

more options for a sprawling single level house if desired.

Even minor things about the way you live, such as

whether you like to lie in bed in the morning or get up

early, can affect how an architect may plan your house.


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One of the key skills

architects are taught is

how to plan. Through

the floor plan, they

can influence how the

occupants live. Good

planning can reduce

waste space, save

construction costs, and

enrich the daily lives of

the inhabitants.

Wanaka House view from the northwest


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When it comes to the exterior form, some designers believe

it is merely derived from the plan, whereas others design the

plans around what they think the house should look like from the

outside. Most good houses are a combination of both approaches.

Architects generally sketch plans and three-dimensional images at

the same time.

When planning a house I believe it is best to keep things simple.

This can reduce wasted corridor space, be cheaper to build, and

help make the house easy to use. A floor plan that is easy to

understand when looking at it on paper can also be easy to live in

once built.

A well-planned home will not only enhance your living

experience, but is likely to add value to your property when it

comes time to sell.

When planning a house I believe it

is best to keep things simple.

Case in point

The house illustrated, designed

by Dalman Architects, essentially

consists of three parallel blocks

that are linked by open hallways.

These hallways are open to the

central block and form part of that

space, creating an open, spacious

feel. The ground floor opens out to

the north and to views over Lake

Wanaka to the northwest. Entry is

through the large stone walls and

over a “bridge” across a pond. The

hub of the house is a large central

kitchen, dining, family living area,

with a sunken formal lounge to one

side and children’s bedrooms to

the other. The master bedroom is

on the first floor.


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PRIZED

POSSESSIONS

As the owners of Vaughan

Antiques, Mike and Julie Kerr

are firm believers that things

only get better with age.

We talk to them about what

makes them love what they do.

Photography

Charlie Rose Creative

What is it about antiques you love?

We love the design, skill and

craftmanship of Industrial Revolution

(pre-1830) furniture. The superb

proportions and beautiful patina are

hard to beat. A lot of the pieces we

sell are 200–300 years old and will still

be here in another 200 years.

We also enjoy the furniture

designed and made in the last century

for different reasons.

Do you have an array of collectibles

in your home?

We both have some antique furniture

we have inherited from our parents.

Some of our furniture Mike made

when we were farming and had no

money – these have sentimental

value to the family – and we have

purchased the odd piece on our

overseas buying trips, mostly from

people we have come to know or

from places we have been and really

enjoyed. We are not avid collectors

but get real satisfaction in selling

special pieces to people who really

appreciate and value them.

What is the most precious discovery

you have made?

Our most precious discoveries are

not about the value of the item

so much as ‘the find’. Some that

come to mind are: the early French

Regence (1723–1774) walnut

commode found in pieces in a barn

in Normandy (hunting around trying

to find all the ‘bits’ was a real mission,

then to see it come together, in our

on-site restoration workshop, was

very satisfying); a Charles II large oak

gate-leg table, 350-years-old, bought

at auction in England (we felt we

had walked into an Aladdin’s cave

and didn’t think we had a chance of

purchasing anything, let alone such

a beautiful table!); and a Snaffles

watercolour by the famous English

artist Charles Johnson Payne, known

for his equestrian and WWI paintings

(found in New Zealand, it is now

back in the UK – but very few of his

originals come on the market today).

We are still looking for that elusive

piece of Chinese porcelain!

Where is your favourite place to

source items?

We enjoy both England and France.

From the fairs we go to in France,

followed by the quirky little brocantes

(flea markets), to our delightful French

dealer, who allows us to sift through

his various barns and lofts. The

auctions and contacts we have in the

UK are entirely different – but equally

favourable. We love it all!

Do you find today’s younger

generation are realising the value in

timeless quality?

Yes, they are and, in fact, are very

discerning.


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A treasured

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Loved and enjoyed for more than a decade,

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On the very first viewing of 22 Queens Avenue, we were sold; we

knew the house would suit our needs perfectly and it did – for 11 years.

We instantly loved the long tree-lined driveway, entranceway and, of

course, the colourful front door. We found it soothing to look out over

the gorgeous pool area, which can be seen from many rooms in the

house, and appreciated the space the home offers – its three separate

living areas allowing an area for adults, children and friends. We knew it

would suit entertaining friends and family with ease.

What we leave behind is a beautiful solar heated pool, along with a

heat pump that significantly extends the swimming season; a lawn tennis

court, which doubles as the ideal setting for parties; and a much larger

than standard double garage, which we have found so useful.

Architecturally designed by Allan Wilkie and Alec Bruce, the house

flows well, from living areas to bedrooms, and even laundry to washing

line. Thanks to the range of heating options, it’s always cosy too.

There’s underfloor heating, ceiling heating (in two of the living areas),

and gas fires.

Queens Avenue is a quiet street, with most of the traffic movements

related to residents. However, being on a back section, this home is

even more private and quiet.

The landscaped garden with hedging and low-maintenance plants

makes for pleasurable gardening and, being fully fenced, our energetic

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We would love to see a family purchase our home. It suits having

children to play in the pool and run around outside, plus it’s within

walking distance to zoned primary and secondary schools, and most

private schools.

We sell with a heavy heart, but the property is now too big for

our needs. We will miss the gorgeous new kitchen, with up-to-date

appliances, and its beautiful marble benchtop; the quirky wallpaper in

the loo downstairs; swimming in the pool in the hot summer days and

before bed at night; its great entertaining space; and its privacy. We will

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Eleven years ago, Debi Pratt sold our previous house. When we saw, in a

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RESTORATION

The

A 1925 Cashmere Hills home has been

reborn, twice over. Gaynor Stanley

speaks with the owners and architect

involved to see why this nine-year

makeover has left no scars.


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“We’re really happy

with the new windows,

they suit the house so

much better.”

There are three bathrooms in the house, a full

bathroom and separate shower room upstairs

and this reconfigured powder room tucked under

the stairs, designed by Casa Bella Interiors for

renovation round two.

A

sense of anticipation builds as you descend the long, tree-lined

driveway that slopes gently down to Robyn and Chris’s home on

the Cashmere Hills. You can see a gabled timber garage crested

with a basketball hoop at the foot of the drive that hints at the style of the

house out of view. Reaching the flat, you turn a corner to find a characterful

two-storey weatherboard home reaching high into the sky and framed by

beautiful gardens. Stairs lead up to the front door on the near side and bay

windows on each level distinguish an otherwise modest façade.

There’s a story about that front door. Made of glass panels with fulllength

windows either side, this wall of glass floods the entry hallway and

stairwell with light – a world removed from the heavy dark-wood door that

cloaked the entrance hall in gloom before last year’s renovations.

Thoughtful redesign of both window and door openings is a feature

of this betterment and renovation project carried out last year by Build

Right Homes for Chaplin Crooks Architects. Other inappropriate internal

doors, introduced since the home’s original construction in 1925, were also

replaced. In the two upstairs corner bedrooms an odd pair of windows

were once in each, installed by a previous owner to enclose verandahs

under the sloping eaves. Today, a more elegant single solution exists:

“We’re really happy with the new windows, they suit the house so much

better,” says Robyn, who has lived in the home for 20 years.

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ABOVE: The bay window boasts a glorious view

over the city from the main bedroom.

LEFT: This original builder’s signature from 1925

was found when they opened up the three

ground floor rooms in 2009.

REPEAT PERFORMANCE

Chaplin Crooks Architects has renovated Robyn and Chris’s

home twice. In 2009, the owners commissioned the firm to

change the ground floor layout of “three little rooms” into a

more practical open floor plan.

“The project involved a general reconfiguration of the west

side of the ground floor to create a more open or semi openplan

arrangement. The spaces comprised a small sunny northfacing

dining area, the in-between sitting room and a fairly dark

’70s kitchen at the rear. Their front room (formal lounge) was

already very nicely done, so we didn’t include that as part of

the work. We were asked to present ideas to improve the

layout, with particular attention to the best position for a new

kitchen and how best to connect the living spaces to the brick

paved terrace at the rear,” recalls Stephen Crooks.

Stephen describes the original home as being particularly

cellular – “each room to itself” – and so a large part of the

challenge was to find a configuration that would allow for a

continuity of space. All without losing the “identity and feel” of

each area.

“The layout we ended up with put the kitchen and pantry

right in the heart of the home, with everything feeding off

that central space. We kept the dining area to the north but

enlarged the space a little to free it up and allow better access

through to the formal lounge. A new family sitting room with

built-in shelving for books, TV and hi-fi equipment was created

in what was the kitchen.

“We salvaged a lovely big double-hung window from the

former sitting room to provide a view of the garden and bring

westerly sun into the room. A lean-to addition on the south

side with French doors provided easy access to the rear terrace

and garden.

“The idea for a new deck came later on during construction

and really enhanced the indoor-outdoor connection, providing

a good-sized entertaining space under a beautiful cherry tree.”


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A large part of the challenge was to find a configuration that

would allow for a continuity of space.

THEN, THE EARTH SHOOK

“We had pretty much just finished when the

[2010] earthquakes hit,” says Robyn, who found

herself back at square one.

Everything they’d renovated had to be repaired,

along with every other ceiling and wall and

various windows throughout the five-bedroom

home. As well, the chimney, which rose through

three levels, had to be demolished, impacting the

formal lounge and master bedroom.

Rectification took eight long years, with nine

months out of the house while Build Right carried

out the repairs and renovations.

“Betterment work included the downstairs

powder room, which was reconfigured, a new

front door and new windows fitted to the

upstairs bedrooms to replace the out-of-character

’70s windows. A larger driveway and parking area

was also created,” says Stephen.

The void created by the chimney’s removal

has now been cleverly disguised with a

carved Hinuera stone surround and hearth to

complement a new gas fire in the lounge and

additional built-in wardrobe in the master. A

water tank was removed in the old ‘box room’

upstairs to turn it into a more functional study.

Karen Smith of Casa Bella Interiors worked

closely with the owners to deliver their favourite

palette of neutral colours. This was enriched by

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SECRETS TO SUCCESS

• “The best projects are those where the clients really engage in the process

but still allow the architect sufficient freedom to explore the possibilities. Too

often people will come with a pre-conceived idea and it can be hard to get

them thinking about other options. Trust your architect, it’s what you pay

them for,” says Stephen.

• Make sure you know who will be bringing these changes to a reality. Ideally,

architects will work in only with those they trust, be it consultant, builder or

specialist supplier, but it doesn’t hurt to know yourself who’s coming to your

front door.

• Encourage as much two-way communication as possible. As Stephen

rightly says, “Everybody has skills and abilities to offer a project and with good

communication there should seldom be any contentious issues.”

BEFORE

The owners love how their new glass front

door floods the entrance hall with light.

AFTER


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Expert

ADVICE

Clare, from Mallia’s Home

Improvements team, offers help for

those in renovation mode.

What should we consider before starting a renovation?

Draw up a list of what you love and what you dislike

about the room or areas you are renovating. What

works for you? What drives you mad? What things don’t

bother you that much? Once you have a list, look online,

through magazines or brochures and build up your own

story board of likes or dislikes to help your renovation

professional understand your ultimate goal.

It is important to get more than one quote for your

project, but I don’t believe that you should decide based

on price alone. You aren’t buying a tin of beans. A

renovation can mean spending several weeks or months

with a trade professional in your home, so getting more

than one quote will allow you to get a feeling about that

business and develop a sense of trust and understanding.

Don’t be afraid to talk about your budget. Mallia’s

Home Improvements is a family business and we want

to understand what is best for your family, and that’s

what any professional should do. A budget isn’t used

as a “target” but it allows the professionals to make

suggestions to keep you within your limits whilst still

trying to provide the overall effect you are looking for.

How can we ensure our new looks don’t date too

rapidly – especially in a well-used area such as a

bathroom?

Leave the ‘statement’ items to less costly aspects, such

as paint colours or accessories. These can be changed a

lot easier than a full-length tiled shower with statement

tiles for this season.

How do we avoid overinvesting in an older home?

Are you intending to sell in the not-too-distant future

or is this your “forever” home? If you are looking to

renovate with a view to increasing the value of your

home, your starting point is to find out how much your

home is worth in its current state and how much it

would be worth afterwards. But if it’s your “forever”

home, I believe you should update your home based on

what your needs as a family are.

What advice can you offer those looking to make

significant alterations?

Do your homework and find a professional whose

advice you trust. It can be quite overwhelming when

thinking about making big changes to your home, but

engaging someone early on in the planning stage can

lesson the stress and prevent you from making costly

mistakes. It is important the professional you choose

has an understanding of how designs can alter costs. For

example, moving a wall may seem like a simple internal

alteration, but it could have an impact on a roof structure

that may be avoided if a different wall was removed

instead to achieve the same outcome.

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AT HOME

WITH YOUR HEALTH

Healthy living starts by creating habits that inspire the whole family, all year round.

Words Korey Gibson

We’re quite fortunate in New Zealand to be blessed

with relatively mild winters. Even still, we find

ourselves in hibernation mode when the colder months hit

and, during the past few years, while raising two daughters

who are full of beans, I’ve experimented with the following

to ensure we resist the urge to sit still and instead keep our

family’s wellbeing front and centre.

GROW WITH NATURE

No one can deny the stress-relieving properties of nature.

The more we can integrate the outside inside, the better.

Start by thinking about what edibles you can grow inside

during the winter. Get the kids involved growing tomatoes

and herbs, such as rosemary, coriander and mint. Those

are all hardy options that don’t require too much attention.

The children’s involvement in planting will mean they are

more likely to be enthusiastic when it comes to eating

them post-harvest, too.

INTRODUCE NO TECH ZONES

I say this one to everyone. It’s probably going too far

to say ban cell phone use in the house. We all need to

communicate and it’s good for us to keep in touch with

whanau far and wide. If you’ve got teens who are glued to

their phones, pick a spot in the house where the tech is off

limits – the dining room or the kitchen are perfect choices

as they’re spaces the whole family comes together. Just like

shoes, leave the phones at the door.

DESIGNATE A PLAY SPACE

No matter your age, play is needed. Smiling, laughing and

boosting creativity should be a priority in our lives as a way

of shaking some of the daily stresses. When the family is

young, this could be something as simple as building blocks

or puzzles – by leaving the ‘toys’ out it’ll prompt you to

think about when you last played and start making it a

habit. As your family ages, introduce the board games that

you grew up with. A little nostalgia goes a long way and

they don’t make them like they used to!


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MOVE LITTLE AND OFTEN

If you’ve heard of the world’s Blue

Zones, in which people live longer and

healthier lives than world averages,

you’ll know one of their habits is to

move often. They build movement

into everything they do. How can you

implement this into your home? Start

with simple things like stationing the

television remote across the room and

your phone on a distant benchtop and

go from there.

CHALLENGE YOURSELVES AND

YOUR FAMILY

All year round you can set personal and

family goals – eat fruit and vegetables,

walk every day, read more. Apps,

like Nomergy Wellness Technology,

have tailored meal plans, exercise and

mindset programmes and can help

you create healthier habits in your life.

Set goals and let the advice you’re

provided guide you towards smashing

them. Challenges like this bring out the

competitive nature in us all and there’s

nothing like a little competition to help

us sprint through winter.

DISPLAY YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS

We take so many of our snaps on our

phones and forget about them. I love that we

take more photos of the things that matter

to us, but it’s pointless if they remain buried

on our phones. Make it a habit to select one

or two favourite photos of the month, print

them and put them up at home. Make sure

you have photos of loved ones you don’t

see very often up on the wall. It’ll keep them

close. One of the reasons those living in the

Blue Zones live longer is the fact they treat

their ancestors who have passed on like

they’re still alive – this includes having pictures

of those people and talking to them daily,

making them feel still connected.

EMBRACE THE QUIET

More people are becoming aware of the

need for mindfulness and reflection. We need

quiet to allow for that practice. Take the

time in the morning to reflect during morning

tea or create a spot in your house where

everyone knows relaxation and ‘chill time’ are

prioritised. If you’re into yoga and pilates, do

that. If you prefer to read, do that. Everyone

in the family can benefit from quiet time and

the earlier we learn this skill, the better.


A TASTE

OF THE

TRENDS

If it’s one thing you can be sure of,

trends never stand still. We asked

the experts to give us a taste of

what’s trending for 2018.

RESENE

BLUE MOON

MAXIMALISM

Forget minimalism and its constraints. Make a

move towards maximalism – one of the hottest

styles in interior design.

A blend of historical design and colours, layers

and textures, and mixed artwork allows the

maximalist to create an interior that not only

melds the patina of time with contemporary

décor, but creates an interior that is vastly

unique.

“Maximalism allows you to let your imagination

loose,” says Rebecca Long, Resene Colour

Expert. “The key here is to connect the dots and

play close attention to design elements, such as

repetition and shape, to build your scheme.”

GROUNDED NEUTRALS

Earthier, honest neutrals are right on trend.

Choose a colour palette of earthy browns,

tans, warm greys and greens – and especially

terracotta.

“Terracotta is making a comeback and it

isn’t just limited to pots,” says Rebecca. “Pair

colours such as Resene Entourage and Resene

Desperado with classic timber stains, such as

Resene Pitch Black and Resene Natural.”

RESENE

DAUNTLESS

RESENE

INDIAN INK

METALLICS

“Yes, we are still using metallic, but with an earthier twist,” says interior

designer and colour consultant Debbie Abercrombie. “The mix of

black and metallic, such as Resene Catch 22, is strong, elegant and very

on trend. Though it is stylish enough to outstand trends too.”

Whether it’s stools, chairs, wall units and planters painted in metallic

hues, or simple metallic touches added to handles and legs, picture

frames, textiles and wallpaper – metallics are a versatile choice. Use

metallics to glam up a room, or pair them with handcrafted ornaments,

natural stone or exotic wood.

DARINGLY DARK

There is a definite shift to embracing darker hues inside, taking cosy

to a new level. This isn’t an all black story; instead it focuses on dark

colours with deep blues and greens and smoky charcoals, such as

Resene Indian Ink and Resene Coast.

Dark walls ensure a space doesn’t feel empty. The deep backdrop

enhances the greenery of plants and colours in artwork.


BOTANICALS

We’re not ready to let go of botanicals just yet. We’re

still seeing bold-leafed plants in our homes, in particular

‘patterned’ plants with leaves bearing stripes or splotches.

Forget maidenhair ferns; consider calathea, croton and

dieffenbachia instead.

Nature’s green hues are prominent too.

We’re also seeing the blues – from deep and dark to

weathered blues. So easy to incorporate into a project, blues

continue as a perennial favourite.

STATEMENT CEILINGS

This year is looking up – at least, as far as ceilings go.

Often referred to as the ‘fifth’ wall, whether you choose

to paint it, wallpaper it, or apply interesting textures to it,

decorating the ceiling is a striking way to revamp a room from

top to bottom.

Darker colours create a cocooning effect by giving the

perception that a ceiling is lower than it actually is. If you’re

concerned about ‘lowering’ the room height, avoid painting

the edges of the ceiling, and bring the wall colour up over the

cornices. Using a matte finish, such as Resene SpaceCote Flat,

will accentuate the depth of darker colours.

When you’re choosing trends,

remember the golden rule: always

choose colours you love.

That way you’ll enjoy them

for years to come.

RESENE

LONESTAR

RESENE

PALM GREEN

EFFECTS

Forget traditional paint effects. Effects are back in fashion, but

with a modern overhaul; freehand styles paired with modern

colourways. The look is less prescribed and perfect and lighter

on the senses than the traditional overly detailed finishes of

decades past.

The new effects style is more focused on the colour

combinations and less about the effects technique. With

products such as Resene FX Paint Effects and Resene FX

Crackle, a myriad of finishes from colour washing to antiquing

can be created.

Texture becomes an added dimension using products such

as Resene Sandtex and Resene Resitex. Or go for a coastalinspired

durable washed effect with Resene Colorwood

Whitewash and Resene Colorwood Greywash.

BRIGHTS

The future continues to brighten, as bold, eye-catching

colours give a fresh vibrancy to rooms. Whether it’s quirky

and out-of-the-ordinary or intense and sophisticated, a lively

palette inspires cheerfulness and a playful release.

Think palettes featuring accents of red, earthy oranges, aqua

blue, yellows and lime green.

RESENE

NOCTURNAL

COLOUR COMBOS

Pairing colours is where it’s at. Warm greys paired with tan,

camel, terracotta and brown-blacks, for instance.

“The combination of black on tan or tan on black is a smart

choice,” says Debbie. “Also keep an eye out for ochres and

colours of cracked earth.

“The key is seeing colour in combination. Colours isolated

are often not the wow we are looking for. It is how we

combine them.”

RECYCLING

Using recycled materials and upcycled objects is not just a

trend, it’s becoming a responsibility.

Paint, stain and clear finishes are an easy way to help

repurpose or reuse a favourite piece of furniture or accessory.

Old can easily become new by redecorating with a fresh new

colour and finish.

For more inspiration, see your Resene ColorShop, resene.co.nz/colorshops


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Are there certain rules of space we should

follow with adding a new piece of furniture to

a room?

There are a number of factors that should be

considered when choosing furniture and scale is

one of the most important.

Generally speaking most purchasers are inclined

to make a emotive purchase decision based on

function and decoration, and that doesn’t always

give you a good result. A bit like purchasing an

ill-fitting, striking garment that doesn’t work with

the rest of the wardrobe.

There is usually an ideal that satisfies all criteria.

Once that is established the various items can

be selected in the right proportions, materials

and style, which combine to make a pleasing

composition. Even a reflection of the client’s

personality.

What decisions should be made before

consulting an interior designer?

Like architects, most interior designers have a

style or handwriting, so to speak, and attract

clients who identify with examples of their work.

Usually the architect has selected most of the

fixed interior elements in the home, leaving the

selection and the installation of the soft furnishings

and decoration to the client. Therefore, there are

many decisions to make and many options, from

how to treat the windows to avoiding acoustic

issues that interfere with the TV.

Furnishing one’s own home is not easy! A good

experienced interior designer comes with a lot of

knowledge of the products, and can coordinate

installations and tradespeople – not the mention

the aesthetics.

Which country leads the way?

Arguably the Italians, who seem to be able to

add a elegance to the most minimal form. Next

the Scandinavians, for their frugal but functional

simplicity. The Americans for minimalism.

The total look

Style catches up with the founder of Belle

Interiors, Colin Foggo, to talk furnishing

finesse and designer touches.

What makes a classic?

Usually it’s simplicity, sculptural beauty and/or a

combination of materials. The Eames chair is a

good example. Also the Parsons table, which is an

oblong table with four legs, one in each corner,

designed by Jean-Michel Frank, one of the fathers

of minimalism, in 1932. We have used one as

a dining table for 25 years and still manufacture

them today.

Most cherished item in your home?

A small chair from Brazil, designed by the best of

recent times, Antonio Citterio, about 25 years

ago. A soft, rounded form, clad totally in woven

ochre leather.

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WHERE THE

WILD THINGS ARE

So, you have a child, or two, and you want to make a special space just for them.

Yet, the thought of Elsa and Anna or Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater

taking over just doesn’t fit with your home décor. Never fear, there are ways to

deviate from a neutral palette without crossing the boundaries of style.

Words Kate Preece


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PICK A COLOUR

Not keen to let in the double rainbow? Choose just

one colour as an accent – please don’t let it be pink or

blue. Throw caution to the wind and let your child pick.

What’s the worst that could happen? The danger is that

all extended family members will then only buy presents

in that one colour, but you can put the kibosh on that

pretty quickly. Besides… if it’s just one colour, you can

balance it out with those neutrals and you and your child

both get to eat cake.

THE DETAIL IS

IN THE DECAL

With adhesive technology

keeping up with us, you’re

no longer reliant on Blu

Tack to add interest to

children’s bedrooms.

Modern decals are

removable (though still pays

to double check), so you

can stick it to the walls…

literally. There are so many

great paint ideas – from

chalk paint, to whiteboard

paint – but if you’re just

not quite sure about things,

go temporary. Whether

it’s a mountain scene you

plaster over the walls, or

personalise decals of family

photos, the choice is yours.

TEXTURE PLUSH

Kids love to be cosy – and you’ll rest easy knowing they are, too. This is

your chance to go crazy with the cushions, think about tactile finishes on

chairs, choose rugs that beg to be lain on, and provide extra blankets that

are multipurpose. In fact, laying a blanket on the ground pre-play will keep all

that Lego in one place and make for easy clean-up; blankets are your friends.

Remember, all of these accessories are likely to become a fort for a child,

and a fortress for a tween, but when set out to a perfectionist’s standard, will

truly complete your look.


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FUTUREPROOF

FURNISHING

It’s unlikely finger painting is

going to be a bedroom activity

so don’t be afraid to furnish

your child’s bedroom well. This

is where you can plan ahead

in confidence – a desk or a set

of drawers is going to grow

with them. Sneak in a family

heirloom and invest in quality.

WHEN SHADY IS OK

Lighting options provide an opportunity

to inject more character. Today’s night

lights can take the form of anything

from a fantail to a pineapple – so keep

searching till you find what you truly

want. But for those who are more

accustomed to the dark, lamps and

light shades are another area in which

to personalise. Let a love of stars cover

a shade, or a touch of camo light up a

corner.

THIS ISN’T A FAIRYTALE

At the end of the day, be realistic. If you

style this room to within an inch of its

life, all you are doing is setting yourself up

to fail. The pressure of putting everything

back in its ‘place’ will take the play out of

this play room. “Let it go.”


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My space

If your home doesn’t give you a sense of belonging, it’s time for a little change.

Words Charmaine McGregor

If you get that sinking feeling

when you head down the

street to your home, picturing

perhaps the mess of shoes at the

front door or the lack of warmth,

then your soul is trying to send

you a message.

For some people, if they don’t

have a comfortable and peaceful

home, they can struggle to find

their wellness balance. This is not

about having the biggest and best

house among your friends or

using the latest design element.

This is about having a place

where you feel good, safe and

content. You don’t need to do it

all, just pick one thing.

1. Create a sanctuary

My sister had a friend who would sit in the car at the end of the day for about

10 minutes before going home and she never knew why. Her home was dark,

with that typical Canterbury cold permeating throughout. There were dinners

to cook and she thought her home was a bit of a mess, which she hated

but didn’t have the heart to deal with. Going inside made her feel sad and

stressed. There was no sanctuary for just her, just more stress at the end of a

stressful work day.

What she needed was a little place within her home that was just for her.

It is not selfish to want your own space. As children we would enjoy our

own bedroom or secret treehouse. Why, then, as an adult should we deny

ourselves a place that is ours alone? It is a bonus if you have a study or junk

room that you can transform, but even a corner is a good place to start.

What activities do you like? Reading? Start with a comfortable chair and

a lamp. Perhaps you like to have a cheeky nana nap, so get a super comfy

couch. Do you like to do yoga? Have a yoga mat and some comfy cushions.

If you like doing crafts, it could just simply be a bench with all your materials

before you. Do you enjoy the garden? Put a chair out there.


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2. Evoke the senses

Smell is important. If walking into your

home reminds you of living in a student

flat where mould was the feature wall, it

is not going to invoke a warm and cosy

feeling. Candles and burning essential oils

can be very beneficial. No, it doesn’t mean

you have to turn your home into one of

those $2 incense/junk shops. Simple and

elegant does the trick. Likewise, colours

can lift moods. Are there some spots on

your walls that could benefit from a few

colourful prints? Even a super-soft rug can

feel so luxurious on your feet.

3. Clutter be gone

The loudest noise in the house may not

actually be your children fighting over

whose turn it is to use the iPad. It is most

likely to be visual noise aka clutter. It can

make you feel anxious, sad and even

frustrated. Chaos attracts chaos, so if you

have a dumping ground for shoes and

bags, it is likely to attract more. You don’t

have to go on a huge cleaning binge that

frightens the family. Choose an area and

declutter it and keep it like that. Once

you feel that success, you’ll feel better and

may even move on to the next space.

4. Nature’s soothing influence

Some people find contact with nature

incredibly calming. Do you have a spot in

the garden where you can put a comfy

outdoor chair? A place where you can sit

and perhaps read a book? With it being

winter, it may be a bit wiser to bring

nature in. A few house plants can make a

world of difference.

5. Lighten up your life

You may think you are saving

power by not replacing those

light bulbs, but rooms with bright

light, both natural and artificial,

can really help lift your mood.

Assess you house and find the

dark spots. Put in a few lamps

with warm-coloured bulbs and

you’ll be amazed at how quickly

your mood responds. It can be

tough in close-knit sections to

get in natural light if there are

trees and homes in the way, but

is there another way you can let

the light in?

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HANG

TIME

Finding yourself staring at a blank

wall? Don’t be afraid to connect with

your artistic side and find a work

that speaks volumes.

Words Kate Preece

D

espite what they say, a blank canvas isn’t

always an easy place to start. The options are

too broad and it can be hard to see how the final

project is going to mesh together.

However, when you start looking at art, you’ll

soon see a pattern that grabs your attention. It

might be the subject matter – your wanderlust

translating to expansive paintings of foreign lands,

or a certain genre of painting that keeps drawing

you in. It won’t take long for you to decide

whether you like realism or abstract art, they’re as

far apart as you can get on the spectrum. But

then what?

IT’S A MATTER OF SCALE

The size of painting will be dictated as much

by your wall dimensions as by where in the

house you will put it. An entranceway or

foyer demands an artwork that will make a

statement. That’s why you have this space.

It’s a place to meet people and a chance to

introduce them to who you are.

However, an expansion wall can be

diminished in significance by what is in front

of it. If you have invested in a lavish sofa, a

statement chair, or a palatial bed, it’s quite

likely you’ve done enough. Make sure to hang

the artwork of choice halfway between this

significant piece and the ceiling.

When choosing something to place above

said favourite sofa, the rule is: the artwork

should be no more than two-thirds the

furniture’s length. And, if this wall is to become

a family tree, those photos should sit no closer

than 15cm above the sofa.


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YOUR OWN GALLERY

The power of one doesn’t always prevail, so look to hanging paintings

in pairs. The pictures needn’t share the same frame, but if there is some

consistency – be it size, colour or shape – then you can get away with

bringing together a range of works. If it’s photography that draws your eye,

you can easily create a stunning selection when these are in black and white.

POP ART

Art can be as easily put on a wall as it can be removed. Therefore, you are

allowed to experiment a little. It’s an opportunity to bring colour into your

home – great swathes of it if you like. Your palette can take it. In fact, this

could be a way to add more colour into your soft furnishings, too. If you

already have an accent colour, look for it in equal measures in your art – a

touch of teal on the sofa, equates to a touch of teal in your painting. If you

already have colour, ensure your artwork’s background colour matches the

walls and you will create a complimentary setting. Remember, a total of four

colours is best to keep a room looking cohesive.

APT ILLUSTRATIONS

Think about the purpose of the space. The bedroom, for example, isn’t the

place to put a visually complex piece of art. You want something restful,

with soothing tones. The kitchen can be a much more playful area, with

smaller works meant to connect with the entire family. While children may

well be drawn to animals, with New Zealand artists capturing the colour

and beauty of many of our native birds, you might find it easier than you

think to find a piece that speaks not only to the youngest member of the

family, but the oldest, too.

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WALK

IN TO

THE

LIGHT

One thing you will never regret

is mastering how your interiors

are lit up at night. Whether

it’s for practical purposes, or

to prettify, lighting plays an

essential part in your home.

Words Juliet Speedy

Everest Floor Lamp by It’s About Romi


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If there’s one thing that makes a house a home, it’s good lighting. The architectural

masterpiece of a new build can feel cold and unwelcoming if the lighting isn’t right; a room

with no lamps and bare bright bulbs makes a house feel more like an art gallery. Nowadays,

with an abundance of options, there is no excuse not to get it right. You can easily flick the

switch on a warm, comfortable and extremely stylish home.

WHAT’S NEW

The latest lighting fittings don’t just illuminate

anymore. They have on-board capabilities like

built-in wireless connectivity, colour tuning, sensors

and increased intelligence.

Lighting control panels are out of the cupboard.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi take control on our everdigital

world, with programmable timers all part

of the switch. In fact, there are hundreds of

innovative new inventions hitting the market all

the time.

Switches can be stylish. You can even replace

buttons with personalised images like a laundry or

garage so you won’t be flicking on every switch

until you find the right one.

Tip: Handrails offer a space for more lighting.

Whether it’s a unit that clips onto rails and

banisters, or a built-in system that lies flush, dark

stairwells are a thing of the past.

Aberdeen Wall Lamp by It’s About Romi

TRENDS

This year, soft gold and muted tones, like greige

(grey plus beige), are in vogue. Retro and industrial

styles remain, but with a more refined finish.

Vintage Edison bulbs satisfy those looking for a

warmer retro style.

The move to LED lighting is almost complete,

with power-saving properties winning over

incandescent bulbs.

Lloyd Leather Lamp by Nieuwe Heren


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Kina Shade by

David Trubridge

THINGS TO CONSIDER

WHEN BUILDING A HOME

Don’t over-light your interiors. This creates

a “cool” feeling in a room, rather than one of

warmth. Spend time working out what natural

light will fall into that room then ask yourself

what will you do in the room and how will

the furniture be configured. From here you

can plan your lighting options.

Put a dimmer on every interior light. This

is crucial to adjust lighting depending on the

time of day and what you may be doing in

that room at the time. Is it time for your

child’s homework (bright light) or are you

hosting an evening cocktail party (ambient

light). Dimmers provide a practical and easy

solution.

Mix lighting solutions. Use as few ceiling

lights as possible. Wall washers, low hallway

wall lights, floor lamps and table lamps are all

good options to layer into a home to create

interest and warmth. Take time to research

lighting options before meeting with your

electrician to create a plan that works for

your home.

Go automated in some areas. In places like

the pantry, walk-in robe and the garage, you

will never regret instant light. No one likes

fumbling around in the dark.

Tread wary with trends. If you fill your home

with lighting that is all the rage, at the time,

it may date quickly. Choose a mix of both

modern and traditional lighting options that

caters to your tastes and needs for the home.

This makes your home unique to you.

Spend time on switch placement. Walk in

and out of each doorway, going through

your daily routines visualising your common

household activities before you decide

on switch placement. Consider furniture

arrangement. Sometimes it will make sense

to place a light switch outside the door rather

than inside. All light switches should go on the

latch side of the door not the hinge side.

Don’t forget about lamps. Use floor lamps

for bigger areas like a reading corner and table

lamps for smaller areas. Place them carefully.

Look at shade size according to where the

lamp is and what size the area is you want to

be lighting.

MiniSophie Lamp by frauMaier;

Switches by Dowsing and Reynolds

THE LIGHTING ON THE CAKE

Think of your room as a cake and the lighting as the layers within

that cake. If you layer the lighting, you create ambience.

1. ‘General lighting’ is the main layer of the cake and should

produce around 75% of the room’s light.

2. The next layer is ‘task lighting’. Task lighting helps you

accomplish everyday chores within a room. So whether it’s reading

a book or chopping vegetables, write down the list of tasks that

happen in a room and plan the lighting around them.

3. ‘Accent lighting’ is the final layer. This is the decorative element

and enhances the bits of the room you want to showcase, such as

tray ceilings or perhaps a particular shelf or artwork.


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E27 Pendant

Lamp by

Mattias

Stahlbom

Galley Pendant

Light by Olaf

Welley

Hex 500 Pendant

by Resident Studio

Beat white

by Tom

Dixon

- ILLUMINATING -

Designer lightware looks just as good in

the day as it does in the dark.

Spar Floor Light

by Jamie McLellan

Bend Table Lamp

by Heal’s

Bloom Pendant Cluster by Tim Rundle


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CREATION

STATION

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that meets the needs of all its menus.

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and the colour and pattern is integrated – so you can never wear it away.

Its smooth non-porous surface is also easy to clean, hygienic, and stain

resistant. This is the benchtop you’ve been looking for. Visit the TriStone

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Ambit Rail Suspension Light by TAF Architects

Measuring Cup

Set by kikki.K

CULINARY

CENTRE

So often called the heart of the

home, why wouldn’t you want to be

surrounded by things you love?

The Pot

by Fritz

Hansen

Cast Iron Grill Pan

by Lodge Logic

Words to Inspire

by kikki.K

Parsons Table by

Belle Interiors


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INDOOR-

OUTDOOR FLOW

Craig Wilson encourages us to assess how well our

homes connect with the great outdoors.

Recently I had the pleasure of walking through one of my

client’s newly completed landscape projects. As we sat

back and reflected on what we’d achieved together, I recalled

the initial project wishlist, where creating ‘indoor-outdoor

flow’ was a key part of the brief. We both decided we’d

nailed it.

It’s interesting to consider what constitutes ‘indoor-outdoor

flow’, especially when it’s such a prolifically used property

phrase – possibly thanks to the descriptive writing in real

estate magazines. Is it a set of ‘stackers’ or ‘bifolds’ off your

key living space? Contemporary home joinery fixtures can be

a fantastic feature, but there’s potential to take the concept

further and add true value and lifestyle to your home.

Here’s a good question to ponder: Where is the ‘flow’

leading you to?

The best examples of indoor-outdoor flow are where the

architecture and landscape are carefully woven together to

create an almost seamless transition, where the definition

of indoor and outdoor is beautifully blurred. It seems to

work best when the relating outdoor area is a destination

space with an obvious functionality. Such outdoor spaces

complement and extend the home living options and will

often feature fireplaces, louvred roofs and outdoor furniture.

These spaces now serve as genuine outdoor rooms.

A subtle feature to help foster a sense of indoor-outdoor

flow is a level entry threshold with no physical step down

from indoors to out. This can easily be achieved with a

timber deck at finished floor level. It can also be achieved

with hardstanding paving or tiles, however this requires

careful detailing and most likely a compliant strip drain detail.

Recessed door joinery will further enhance the effect.

As we get closer to spring and the prospect of warmer

days for outdoor living it may be a great time to consider if

the indoor-outdoor flow at your place is giving you all that

you wish. Maybe it’s time to action that new set of double

doors and extended deck you’ve talked about all winter.

The best examples of indooroutdoor

flow are where the

architecture and landscape are

carefully woven together to create

an almost seamless transition,

where the definition of indoor and

outdoor is beautifully blurred.


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James Adair of Johnson and Couzins fills us in on the

latest technology available for outdoor living

What developments have you seen in outdoor living?

People are finding it a hard market in which to build the home

of their dreams. So, the focus has shifted to expanding their

indoors outside. From our state-of-the-art Sky Louvre systems

to awnings and vertical screens, it is now possible to create

an outdoor room, complete with heating, lighting and even

sound.

It is now possible to create an

outdoor room, complete with heating,

lighting and even sound.

What are our options when it comes to providing shade or

wind protection?

As the inventors of the Sky Louvre system, we recommend

this for those looking for something that can change to suit

the weather. Its fully retractable fins are weather-tight when

closed, or can be opened completely for a sky view – it’s the

best of both worlds. Then, there’s the full gamut of canvas or

mesh awnings, that can extend or retract on demand, as well

as side screens, vertical louvres for style and privacy, or stateof-the

art ground-mounted umbrella systems that offer huge

shade coverage, but to a full range of budgets.

Can we add a louvre system to an existing setting?

Absolutely. All of our units are made to measure. Most of our

clients are looking to add additional value and benefits to their

existing settings.

What should we look for in a louvre system?

Quality is paramount. This is an investment and you want

to know it will last in all conditions. Having a local back-up

service provides peace of mind too. Take note of where the

motors and automation systems come from – for example,

ours are derived from France and Germany (European

motors), while others come from China, meeting budget

expectations but less likely to last.

Functionality and features are very important, as well as

design. Lighting, rain and wind sensors are all available – so

your louvre system takes care of itself.

What do you see as being the ‘next big thing’ in this area?

Due to Johnson and Couzins being pioneers in this market,

we have utilised our years of experience and manufacturing

systems to offer the same benefits and look in a louvre system

that any DIY person can install, at a much lower cost. We’ve

been listening to what homeowners want, and will soon be

launching this option.

How have you set up your own backyard?

My friends and family would say it’s an experimental

playground! Many of our team volunteer their properties to

be ‘guinea pigs’ for development. It also reassures our belief

and passion for what we make and offer. It’s always best to

get things right before we go to market, so, with that in mind,

we are also the design and test areas, I guess.

johnsonandcouzins.com


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The

GREAT OUTDOORS

A well-planned exterior setting can greatly extend your home.

Make it an inviting, stylish area and you gain an outdoor living room.

Words Juliet Speedy


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The days are slowly getting longer and

it’s not long until we’ll be throwing

open the French doors again to enjoy

New Zealand summer nights.

There is no better way to make this a

more enjoyable experience than to focus

on creating an outdoor space that is as

comfortable and inviting as your rooms

are inside. Who doesn’t love relaxing on

stylish outdoor furniture in front of an

outdoor fire, drinking wine with friends

while awaiting fresh pizza from your

outdoor oven?

Whether building new or upgrading,

the first thing you need to do is think and

plan how you’d like your outdoor space

to function. Do you want it as an eating

area, is it a peaceful reading nook where

you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea, or

do you want to create a whole outdoor

living area? Of course you can make it all

three of these things but, no matter what,

careful thought and planning is required.

An outdoor area is your living room of

the garden and should feel both inviting

and stylish.

TOP TIPS FOR

OUTDOOR SPACES

- Layout is the key. If you have a big

area to work with, consider creating

different zones for different functions.

- Low-maintenance flooring. This may

be timber decking or well-sealed

pavers.

- Use plants and foliage to create a

luscious feel.

- Garden lighting will allow you to

make better use of your outdoor

space on balmy nights.

- Create a focal point in your space,

like a beautiful water feature.

- Bring the outside in. An area that can

be closed off on rainy days turns your

outdoor space into an extension of

your living area.

- Create a functional outdoor kitchen

to really maximise your outdoor living

and dining experience.

LIGHTING

Lighting is also crucial for when the sun goes down. Correct use of

lighting can have a subtle or dramatic impact on an outdoor space.

Think about whether you need good lighting on pathways or decks?

Do the children want to play sport on the lawn after dusk?

Use lighting to draw attention to one or two elements in your

outdoor space. Light beautiful trees from below, use ambient lighting

to gently light an entertainment area.

String lights create a magical feeling if you’re going for a more

bohemian, relaxed feel.


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OUTDOOR KITCHEN

If you love to cook then an

outdoor kitchen is a must. Add an

entire kitchen island with a built-in

barbecue and/or pizza oven that

blends naturally into the design of

the outdoor space. Include ample

bench space, storage and even a

fridge to cut down on the trips

inside. Create a covered dining area

with comfortable furniture to create

an ideal outdoor eating space.

FIRES

Outdoor fire places and fire pits

can transform an outdoor space

into a stunning, modern area for

entertaining guests. Add custom

benches with comfortable

cushions in your own taste.

Position the benches around a

modern fire feature and you have

an instant space for parties or

family get-togethers.

PLANTS

If there are a lot of

hard surfaces in your

outdoor space, plants

can bring everything

together. They create

a softer feel and are

nature’s accessories

to a home. Bright

blooms and greens

bring freshness to

the area particularly if

your outdoor space

is set apart from the

rest of the garden.

Easy-to-grow foliage is

a great way to create a

tranquil space.


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FURNITURE

Good outdoor furniture brings comfort, function and style

to your outdoor area. There are many different types of

furniture to consider. It could be wicker furniture with ample

cushions for a cosy deck or a functional but beautiful metal

dining table and chairs. Choose furniture wisely and carefully

making sure it fits with both your outdoor and indoor style.

Opt for easy-care. All-weather forgiving materials will ensure

the outdoor furniture will look wonderful for years. Go for

natural tones of wood or black, white, beige or metal. For

style longevity, and to avoid it dating, reserve bold colours

for cushions and accent pieces. Invest in quality: cheap

outdoor furniture quickly shows its value after a few stints of

wet weather.

WATER FEATURES

There is nothing better than the sound of

flowing water and a water feature is a lovely

element to add into any outdoor space.

Waterfalls, ponds or fountains can be added to

a backyard to create your own little paradise.

Tailor it to your own needs, design and budget

and make sure it co-exists naturally with the

plants and flowers in your garden.


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78 STYLE | home

Is it the right time to

remortgage your home?

Refinancing your home loan can save you plenty on a

monthly basis, free up equity and help you become debt-free

faster. But is it the right move for you?

Words Taviri Ono

mortgage tends to be the

A single biggest expense most

homeowners face, and what most

of us don’t realise is that it can often

provide the biggest opportunity for

cost saving.

As New Zealand officially moves

into what economists have labelled a

“property slump”, homeowners are

now faced with more competitive

interest rates and home loan

packages as banks fight for their share

of the mortgage business.

According to the Reserve Bank

of New Zealand, the total number

of residential mortgages taken out is

down by 10.8 per cent from $4117

million in January 2016 to $3696

million in January 2018. If there

was ever the time to consider a

remortgage and potentially save on

your total repayment, it’s now.

That said, remortgaging isn’t an

option for everyone. Because of the

cost and complexity of remortgaging

your home, it’s important to enlist

the right expert advice to negotiate

lending terms and structures on your

behalf. Non-bank affiliated home loan

advisors work with a wide range of

banks and home loans products, and

therefore are in the best position

to offer you independent, unbiased

advice.

Best of all, this service often comes

at no cost to you.

If you’re thinking about

remortgaging, here are four crucial

factors to consider and speak to your

home loan advisor about.

If there was ever

the time to consider

a remortgage and

potentially save

on your total

repayment, it’s now.


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REASONS FOR REFINANCING

There are a number of reasons homeowners may consider

refinancing their property. Cost-saving is the most common

reason: homeowners who choose the remortgage route

usually aim to increase their monthly instalments, reduce

the lending term and/or reduce the total interest incurred

over the full period of the loan.

Another reason for home refinancing is debt

consolidation. Remortgaging allows homeowners to

combine their debt into a lump sum and repay it at a more

affordable interest rate.

For those looking to pay their children’s university fees,

buy a second property or undertake home improvements,

equity release can necessitate remortgaging. When you

refinance your home, you may gain access to this equity at

a time when you need it the most.

It’s important to be clear on why you’re remortgaging

your home as it assists in negotiating new mortgage terms

to best suit your financial goals.

FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR NEW MORTGAGE

If there’s one thing I’m more passionate about than getting

clients into their new homes, it’s getting them out of

debt. When considering remortgaging your home, it’s a

good idea to revisit your finances and critically evaluate

all existing costs to see what you can reduce or eliminate.

For example, spending $25 less a week on takeaways or

coffee and funnelling that into your home loan can save on

interest and reduce your loan term.

Furthermore, ask yourself if you’re in the position to pay

a higher monthly instalment should interest rates increase

either while on a floating rate, or at the end of your fixedrate

term. This will help stress-test your mortgage for the

long run before you take it out.

SMART HOME LOAN STRUCTURES

Depending on your financial end goal with remortgaging,

you may want to look at a full or partial floating home

loan structure. This could allow you to benefit from

making lump sum payments on an ad hoc basis, where

every extra dollar transferred into your home loan means

less interest paid in the long run.

A revolving credit facility is another option to explore

with your financial advisor. It allows you to consolidate

all your accounts – from your savings account to credit

card to home loan – and as interest is charged daily, it can

save you in overall interest and reduce your loan term. Be

warned: it’s only for those committed to being disciplined

with credit facilities.

Finding the right structure is vital to paying off your

mortgage as quickly as possible – be sure to lean on your

home loan adviser to help you find the best package.

COST SAVINGS VERSUS REMORTGAGING COSTS

It’s important to factor in all possible costs with your

existing and new banks, such as exit fees, early repayment

charges, application fees and lawyer costs. The ultimate

check when deciding whether to refinance your home is

simple: ask yourself, “Will the cost-saving over the loan

term amount to less than the total cost to remortgage?” If

the answer is a resounding “Yes”, going the remortgaging

route is a no-brainer.


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COVETABLES

Style’s round-up of all the things we covet.

FOX’S LAIR

Visit The Fox’s Lair for a

unique and eclectic mix

of modern and vintage

themed products. Discover

homewares, gifts, jewellery

and art designed and made

in New Zealand and also a

small selection of ethically

sourced items from overseas.

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ECO FRAME

AND MIRROR

Original artworks,

photographs, certificates,

rugby jerseys, cross-stitch,

medals... nothing is impossible

to frame. Eco is constantly

modifying its selection to

reflect the latest trends, with

unique mouldings that will

suit every taste, style and

budget.

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THE COOK SHOP

The PL8 Professional

Spiraliser slices beautiful

spirals and ribbons of your

favourite vegetables. It has

adjustable rotating blades

and three spiral options –

both thin and thick julienne,

and a thin ribbon setting too.

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REDCURRENT

Newly arrived, in store

and online, these super

comfortable cross-back

chairs are perfect for use as

a dining chair or desk chair.

Available in black, white and

natural wood, they blend

beautifully with antique or

contemporary interiors.

redcurrent.co.nz

FROBISHER

INTERIORS

The Frobisher Interiors

design team regularly travels

to Europe, Asia and the USA

to source unique, high quality

furniture and accessories.

Pop by the showrooms in

Wanaka and Christchurch or

book in for a complimentary

30-minute interior design

consultation (03 355 2628).

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DILANA

Complement your flooring

with a Dilana artisan rug

handcrafted in Christchurch.

The brand has been

collaborating with prominent

artists, designers and

internationally renowned

carpet manufacturers for

more than 30 years to create

designer textiles for the floor

that weave individuality with

beauty and function.

dilana.co.nz


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Success Story:

DIANA

PATCHETT

With Gillian Simpson’s retirement, a

changing of the guard has occurred at

St Margaret’s College. We talk to the school’s

new Executive Principal, Diana Patchett,

about what led her to this appointment.

How are you finding Christchurch? Quite a change

from Auckland?

A change for the better! Christchurch exudes a vibrancy

and sense of community that I am looking forward to

being part of. I can see why it has the title ‘The Garden

City’ and my husband and I are keen to explore it and

its surrounds.

Being raised in Canada’s Far North and eventually

attending the University of British Columbia in

Vancouver, I live by the maxim, ‘There is no such thing

as bad weather, only bad clothing.’

Having led both an all-boy and co-educational school,

are you expecting this role to be different again?

I relish the return to single-gender education where we

can tailor our teaching and learning to suit girls. Offering

our girls a breadth of opportunities where they can

shine unencumbered by gender stereotypes will be

something I look forward to contributing to; especially in

the areas of leadership and service.

What learnings from your experience internationally

do you see as significant for St Margaret’s?

Education in New Zealand affords us a powerful

opportunity to set young people up for success. A

popular message from schools internationally today is

that we are preparing students for jobs that haven’t

been invented yet. I would argue this uncertainty should

not generate concern for our young people, rather it

can draw them forward into the future with a sense of

excitement and possibility.

Offering students choice in their academic pathways

will continue to be important, thus the dual pathway of

NCEA and International Baccalaureate at St Margaret’s

College is invaluable. And while we will maintain our

strong academic focus to ensure students realise their

post-school aspirations, education in this age of change

is as much about character as content.

If there is one thing you’d like to be known for, what is it and why?

I hope to be a positive role model for our young women on how to

live and lead, aspiring to excellence while promoting a healthy lifestyle

with a balance of physical, social and spiritual pursuits.

Through my leadership, St Margaret’s College will maintain its

reputation as a school of choice for teachers and students. Attracting

passionate educators who are excited by continuous improvement

in their practice and welcoming families who have shared high

expectations for their daughters.

I am especially interested in supporting our regional girls, offering a

home-away-from-home in our boarding school, while developing the

confidence and independence that will set them up for success for life

outside of school.

If you were given 24 hours free time, how would you spend it?

Pancake breakfast, then a swim in the surf.

Strong cappuccino then an afternoon on horseback, trekking in the

back country with a packed lunch in the bush.

Home for a fireside pizza dinner and a group video chat with my

sons to share the adventure highlights of the day.

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86 STYLE | beauty

HOLD THE PLASTIC

Au Natural Skinfood is a new beauty regime that

will keep your products fresh and your plastic waste

down. The four daily-use products – cleanser,

brightening lotion, day serum and night crème –

rely on the likes of manuka honey, bee venom and

kiwifruit extract to support your skin’s natural health.

Start with the free 14-day trial-size ‘discovery’ kit

($14.99 postage), opt in for a starter kit, and then

receive refills every eight weeks. It even arrives in a

compostable courier bag!

BEAUTY

Words Kate Preece

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

When was the last time you had a clear out of all

the makeup and skincare products you never use?

Many expire, so will do nothing but waste space. The

Arbonne Drawer Detox Challenge is encouraging

us to ditch those products – gift unused, unexpired

products to family, friends or charity stores; toss

any that are not cruelty-free; identify your essential

beauty capsule of makeup and skincare and stick

to quality over quantity. Share your hard work on

Instagram or Facebook, using hashtag #DrawerDetox

and tag @ArbonneAUNZ to be in to win a full,

conscious, capsule collection of Arbonne products.

IN THE PINK

Alya Skin has made itself known because it follows through with

its claims to brighten and detoxify skin – if you agree with the

thousands of reviews via Instagram. The Australian brand was

developed by two 22-year-old men, who released the Australian

Pink Clay Mask ($54.99) this year, clocking up over $1 million in

revenue after just four months. Recently launched in New Zealand,

the pink cream has a silky soft texture that makes it lovely to apply,

then it sets hard, tightening slightly as it dries. Style verdict? It’s a

treat for the skin and could easily become your next addiction.

(Plus it’s a great reason to sit still for 10 minutes!)


STYLE | beauty 87

HAIR-RAISING truths

We’re all guilty of over-dying and over-styling our hair. But, did you

know that we frequently make our hair suffer a significant amount of

stress? Let us introduce you to the three culprits of damage that have

infiltrated your haircare routine, without you even realising it.

Words Ella James

PILLOWCASES

Cotton pillowcases are a real nightmare when it comes to causing friction, which in turn leads to

tangled, unruly hair, especially if you frequently hit the hay with damp hair. However, a silk or satin

alternative can prove to be an absolute dream come true when it comes to keeping your hair in tip-top

shape. Of course, a full silk bed set with a robe to match may not be your cup of tea, so explore the

range of silk hair wraps that are more than readily available. You’ll sleep easy knowing a simple swap is

doing wonders for your locks.

CHLORINE

Christchurch’s water has been chlorinated, and

residents will likely be aware of the toll it’s taking

on our hair. Chlorine is notorious for stripping

away the natural oils that keep our hair healthy

and sleek. Never fear, a few adjustments will

soon have your hair back to its superlative

swishing state.

First things first, before even stepping under

the shower, apply an oil-rich leave-in conditioner

onto bone dry hair. By doing so, you’ll create

a barrier between your hair and the harsh

chlorine. Carry on to wash your hair as per

normal – but with an educated shampoo choice.

Chlorine forms chemical bonds with your hair

that regular shampoos just aren’t tough enough

to break, so your hair may start to feel built

up. To banish this side effect, explore the wide

range of products targeted at swimmers. After

all, they’re well versed in dealing with chlorine. If

you’re after a more natural remedy, try pouring

a concoction of apple cider vinegar and water

through shampooed hair.

Luxury Hair Oil

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HEATING

During the winter months, we all find ourselves turning up the

heat in our cars, offices and homes. And while it’s a sure solution

for the chills, it does no favours regarding the state of our hair.

The dry heat produced by heaters is hugely guilty of causing

breakages. The solution is to concentrate on keeping your hair and

scalp extremely well moisturised. Silicone- and sulfate-free hair oils

are your barnet’s new best friend, so keep one in your bag and

apply whenever you catch a glimpse of your dry, splitting ends.

An air humidifier is never a bad idea either. They add moisture

back into the air, and in turn, your hair. As a bonus, such

humidifiers also help to reduce static electricity, so you can firmly

say goodbye to frizz and flyaways.


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90 STYLE | beauty

MASK

ON,

MASK

OFF

Treats for the skin, masks enable

you to focus your skincare regime

on whatever issue needs addressing.

Words Clemency Alice

Regular application of a face mask is the icing

on the ‘skin beauty care’ cake. Masks target

specific skin needs and can be used to deep

cleanse and purify the skin, stimulate healthy cell

regeneration and circulation in the skin, heal,

nourish, soothe, intensively hydrate, refine the

skin and combat ageing.

Always apply a face mask to a cleansed skin

(include face, neck and décolletage) and if you

are doing an at-home pamper spa ritual, apply

your mask after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and

steaming. This will allow optimum absorption of

the plant active extracts and ingredients.

After removal of your selected face mask

always thoroughly tone the skin to remove

excess residue and follow with your serum, eye

cream and signature face oil/moisturiser.

Alexandra Soveral Volcanic Ash Mask

This skin transformative, multi-talented face mask is hand

blended by aromatherapist Alexandra Soveral in London.

It detoxifies, firms, plumps, nourishes and beautifies the

skin’s complexion. This can be left on for 15 minutes or, if

you are battling breakouts and problem skin, apply directly

to the affected area and leave on overnight. With a fresh,

uplifting hint of peppermint to invigorate the senses and

revive the skin.

Antipodes Aura Manuka

Honey Mask

Treat your skin to this instant

booster face mask. With healing,

natural skin actives of native

manuka, pohutukawa plant

extracts, mandarin and vanilla,

this luxuriously hydrating ritual

treatment will give your skin a pop

of dewy radiance. Smooth a thick

layer of this comforting creamy

mask over your face and neck

two times a week. Leave on for

15 minutes then rinse with pure

spring water.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen

Marine Mask

Smooth and firm skin with this

luxurious mask aimed at minimising

the signs of ageing and delivering a

more youthful, firmer appearance.

The unique and powerful algae,

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noni, moringa and argan tree oil are

combined to help support the skin

and improve elasticity for a more

youthful, firmer appearance. 50ml.

Purchase online at lotusspa.co.nz


STYLE | beauty 91

Plant Me Botanics Organic

Rose Otto Resurfacing Mask

An intense and deep cleansing, moisturising

and resurfacing face mask with omegas, super

food serum oils (Arctic lingonberry and

raspberry seed oils), rock samphire extract

and rose otto. This bio-active mask prepares

the skin for a gentle, rejuvenating polish. For

dry and sensitive skins, apply this treatment

mask once or twice a week.

Darphin Vetiver Stress Relief

Detox Oil Mask

Infused with golden calendula flower petals,

vetiver, French lavender, marjoram and

geranium, this calming aromatic care mask

immediately transports you to a fragrant spring

garden. It helps combat the visible impact

of the environment and supports the skins

functions and barrier. An opulent gel texture on

application transforms into a lightweight milky

texture when rinsing off with water. Use once a

week and leave on for 10 minutes for a radiant,

hydrated skin.

Skin specific facials for men & women

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92 STYLE | fashion


STYLE | fashion 93

Combine cutting-edge

design and construction

with texture, graphic

prints and origami shapes

to create your own piece

of fashion architecture.

STYLIST: Sarah Louise

PHOTOGRAPHER: Charlie Rose Creative

MODELS: Averill Moser and Daniel O’Reily,

Portfolio Models

HAIR: Mike Hamel and Tuscany Hamel,

GM Hair Design

MAKEUP: Evie Pitt

CONTRAST:

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Fern $899, WORLDman Stallone

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AVERILL WEARS Barbara Gongini

Multilayered Tie Tunic $847,

taylor Boutique; Marques’Almeida

Asymmetric Drop Ball Earrings $620,

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Black Boot $539, Head Over Heels

CURVE:

Roggykei Circle Shirt $450,

Ng Boutique; Longevity Boat

Dress $620, taylor Boutique;

Marques’Almeida Bag $730,

heshelteronline.com;

Ann Demeulemeester Boots,

Stylist’s Own


94 STYLE | fashion

CHROMATIC:

Vetements Long Logo

Raincoat Red $1195,

Vetements Long Logo

Raincoat Yellow $1195,

PLUME Christchurch


STYLE | fashion 95

REFINED FLORAL:

WORLDman Travolta Blazer Cream Floral

$599, WORLDman Travolta Jean Cream Floral

$399, WORLD Christchurch; Roggykei Circle

Pocket Shirt $525, Horisaki Felt Hat $920,

Ng Boutique; John-Paul Gaultier Umbrella,

Stylist’s Own; Shoes, Stylist’s Own


96 STYLE | fashion

STRUCTURE:

AVERILL WEARS Issey

Miyake Triangle Pleat Top

$637, Issey Miyake Pleated

Lantern Pant $997, Issey

Miyake Origami Belt $250,

theshelteronline.com;

Valley Badland Sunglasses

$220, Head Over Heels;

Shoes, Stylist’s Own

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WORLDman Travolta

Blazer Cream Floral $599,

WORLDman Travolta

Jean Cream Floral $399,

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Roggykei Circle Pocket

Shirt $525, Ng Boutique;

Valley ADCC Matte

Sunglasses $220, Head

Over Heels; Shoes,

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Extension Tank $125,

Activation Jacket $597,

Linear Cogent Pant $427,

taylor Boutique; Trippen

Metal Black Boot $539,

Head Over Heels; Issey

Miyake Flounce Bag $627,

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STYLE | fashion 97


98 STYLE | fashion

A WEEK

OF IT

Huffer

New Zealand Fashion Week takes place this

month, welcoming fashionistas every chance

to binge over a fashion-filled weekend.

Words Kate Preece

Not For You

In its 18th year, New Zealand Fashion

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their stuff and set the scene for good things

to come. For those looking to put their best

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100 STYLE | fashion

Sleep easy

Lounging around the home has never looked so good.

Words Ella James

Given that our hectic lifestyles are

comprised of working and many,

many social functions, it’s little surprise

that every once in a while we need to

kick off our heels and unzip our highwaisted

jeans, in exchange for some

comfortable nightwear. However, at

any given moment, partners, friends

or family could turn up at the front

door, bottle of wine in hand. So, it’s

imperative to pick nightwear that not

only feels great but looks great too,

and trust us, it does exist!

PYJAMAS

They’ll have you pining for a girl’s night in.

Did you know that we spend approximately one third of our lives asleep? And that’s not

including the time we spend sprawled out on the sofa in front of the fire.

So surely our pyjamas deserve considerable consideration and investment. Some of the styles

we’ve seen are so wonderfully on trend that we predict to see a lot pyjama tops tucked into

skirts and trousers. When purchasing the perfect set, be sure to choose a size that isn’t too tight;

you should be able to starfish with ease.


STYLE | fashion 101

SLIPPERS

Slip into something

more comfortable.

Just nipping out to the car

to help bring the shopping

in? Do not, I repeat, do

not even think about

wearing your beautiful

slippers out into the big

bad world.

During the colder

months, flooring around

the house can get pretty

chilly, but don’t succumb

to slipping around in socks.

Granted, open-toe slippers

are super cute but it’s best

to pick a pair that keeps

your toes covered and

warm. Oh, and heels are

absolutely not appropriate

(not even a kitten heel);

it’s time to give your feet

a break. This is one pair

of shoes that you can tuck

up with on the furniture

without fear of scolding.

MUST-HAVE

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delicate bralette, with a

non-wire soft cup.

Bra: $74.99;

Brief: $49.99,

thefittingroom.co.nz

A NIGHT DRESS

They’re feminine,

comfortable, flattering

yet breathable.

The humble night dress has

had a serious style upgrade.

They look good enough

to wear swanning around

an exotic resort with a

fan in hand, but due to

their general composition

of either luxurious silk or

the finest Egyptian cotton,

they’re also extremely

comfortable, enabling you

to sleep like a dream. We

wouldn’t judge you for

teaming yours up with boots

and a jacket and heading

out for the day. When the

weather warms up, you

may find yourself wearing

your night dress to family

brunches out in the garden.

EYES WIDE SHUT

Rest those tired eyes

underneath 100%

mulberry silk. The Silk

Sleep Mask is a dream

to wear, with no risk

of damaging your

delicate skin.

$65, superette.co.nz

SPORTY CHIC

Channelling courtside

chic, the Ketz-ke

Coconut Dress gives

the illusion you haven’t

just been lying around

watching Netflix all day.

$159, ketz-ke.com


102 STYLE | fashion

The

ABCs

OF ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT

PIECES FOR MEN

Lounging around the house has never looked so good.

Words Ella James

G

IS FOR GOWNS

Silk, cotton, fleece or velvet?

Since the early 18th century, gowns have proved to be one of the most

important wardrobe staples where loungewear is concerned.

Robes, of course, symbolise security and comfort; but the right gown is

also capable of illustrating a well-educated, upper class wearer. However,

a grubby, bobbling gown can do quite the opposite; suggesting laziness

and sluggishness, and that just won’t do. So ensure that you pick a sleek,

classy number in a dark colour, like this one from Hugo Boss perhaps?

STYLE TIP: You can’t put a price on comfort, so invest in the best.

H

IS FOR HOODIES

But with a sophisticated street style upgrade, please.

We’re not talking about the frayed hoodie that you picked up for $10

and keep in the boot of your car. We’re talking about the finest offerings

from our favourite fashion designers. Once you look past the negative

connotations that are so often associated with hoodies, there’s no

denying their strengths in both the comfort and practicality departments.

To further strengthen their case, David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds and

Pharrell Williams are all partial to hooded garments, so honestly, we’re

sold. This is one hoodie that you won’t be lending your other half, any

time soon.

STYLE TIP: If you have to leave the house in it, team yours up with a

leather jacket.

I

IS FOR INTIMATES

AKA underwear, but hey, the letter ‘I’ was a tricky one.

When it comes to intimates, the bar has been set high by the likes of

Calvin Klein, so don’t even think about lowering it. Colour-wise, it’s

best to keep them black or grey, and don’t you dare consider bright,

garish colours, graphic prints, or low and behold, your favourite cartoon

character. Splash your cash on flash underwear and commit to only the

highest quality.

STYLE TIP: The very second that their elasticity goes kaput; it’s time to

bin them.


STYLE | motoring 103

CHECKPOINT

Ten things you need to know about the Mercedes GLC 250d.

Words Kate Preece

1. The gearstick is on the steering wheel

This is something familiar to Mercedes owners, and very foreign

to others. Watch out for the accidental thrust into reverse

when you’re stationary and think you’re simply switching on the

indicator. Though, when this does happen, it’s not as scary as

you expect – in other words, I didn’t crash the test car.

2. A little monkey bangs his cymbals when you leave your lane

In Mercedes speak, this is called Lane Keeping Assist and there’s

no talk of monkeys. The wheel will vibrate briefly – and make a

muffled sort of ‘tink-tink’ noise (hence the cymbals). It’s all part

of the smart thinking this car does for you.

3. You don’t need to dip those high beams

While watching Mad Men made me realise the Mustang has

been dipping its high beams via sensors for decades, the

Mercedes Vision Pack ($4990) not only adds head-up display

but enables your high beams to magically adjust based on the

distance of the vehicle in front, ensuring those you follow are

not blinded by your rapid approach. I kid you not, Don Draper.

4. She’s a smooth ride

Such an easy car to cruise around in. The tested GLC 250d

has a 4-cylinder 2143cc turbocharged diesel engine (150kW

and 500Nm) that responded well. If you really want to feel that

acceleration, the AMG offerings include a V6 (270kW, 520Nm)

and V8 (375kW, 700Nm).

5. It has a mode to match your mood

Feeling frugal? Go Eco and achieve that five-star Fuelsaver rating

(5.7l/100km) it boasts. Wanting to let your hair down? Sport

Plus will give you the pleasure.

6. A press of a button says goodbye to those ‘supermarket kisses’

Turn on Distance Pilot to enable your car to do the braking for you.

At the distance set, the car will slow by itself, if you haven’t already.

It is very handy on the open road, if someone suddenly brakes for a

cow, or, more reasonably, to turn off the road or out of a driveway.

7. The sound system is extremely suitable to an Ed Sheeran

sing-along

It’s Burmester – that’s German for good. And, don’t worry if you

get lost in the moment, the navigation system will turn down the

volume to enable it to be heard above Shape Of You.

8. Forget pushing a button to unlock the car, try just touching

the handle

Possibly one of my favourite aspects of this vehicle, and a great

bragging point. Just remember you do actually need to have the

remote on you somewhere for it to unlock, or lock, in this way.

9. Everything about the interior feels good

No, really. Even the steering wheel is ridiculously strokeable.

Though the test car did have the Seat Comfort Package ($1290)

that upped that plush factor.

10. It even has an app

While it’s not quite up and running here, the future isn’t far away,

with a Mercedes app to keep your maintenance services on track

expected to land by the end of the year. This means the app and

your service centre will have the ultimate relationship: connected,

responsive and always one step ahead of the fall.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d starting from $97,900


104 STYLE | motoring

Xciting X2

Motoring writer Ross Kiddie checks out one of the

smaller offerings from the BMW giant.

SPECS

PRICE – BMW X2 sDrive20i,

$85,740

DIMENSIONS – Length, 4360mm;

width, 1824mm; height, 1526mm

CONFIGURATION – Fourcylinder,

front-wheel-drive, 1998cc,

141kW, 260Nm, seven-speed

automatic.

PERFORMANCE – 0-100km/h,

7.7sec

FUEL USAGE – 5.9l/100km

LIKES - Torquey, turbocharged

engine and muffled exhaust sound

User-friendly in-cabin ergonomics

DISLIKES - Complicated

specification and options list

Minor road noise off rear tyres

Every segment of the sport utility vehicle market has been exploited

by the car manufacturing companies; there’s never been so much

choice. Buyers are still flocking to SUVs in all shapes and sizes.

The latest to come my way was BMW’s new X2, which is part of an

extensive range from the German company. There is a prolific array of

models from small to big – X1 to X6 – and, if you add in the Active

Tourer, the choice is mind-boggling.

The X2 sits close to the small end of the line-up, and is available here

in three variants. There’s a 1.5-litre three-cylinder entry-level model with

front-wheel-drive at $60,900, a 2-litre four-cylinder model with frontwheel-drive

at $70,900, and the same engine with four-wheel-drive for

an extra $3000. The evaluation car was the mid-model, but with a huge

range of added specification, it lists at $85,740.

Put simply, the X2 is badged with sDrive or xDrive, the latter is

4WD, and that car would certainly be my preference; but even so, the

sDrive20i is a smart piece of kit, and if you are familiar with the way

BMW builds cars, you will instantly be at ease with the way the X2

operates.

Even though it is at the small end of the scale, the X2 is still a

comfortable car for the family. It makes good use of its compact

proportions, and the rear cargo area is more than useful. In-cabin

comfort has been a high manufacturing priority, and there is satisfactory

space for three occupants across the rear.

If I was an X2 owner I don’t know that I’d need all of the bells and

whistles that were fitted to the test car, but it’s good to know there are a

wealth of options that you can order into the vehicle as a buyer.


STYLE | motoring 105

On that subject, the X2 is totally state of the art, its

electronics and software are the latest variations, and you can

guarantee that with upgrades the X2 will stay up with the play

for years to come.

Under the bonnet a twin-camshaft, turbocharged engine

of 1998cc sits transversely. It is rated by BMW at 141kW

with 280Nm of torque. Those figures relate to a solid flow of

energy from almost nil in the rev band to the red line. Power

is directed through a seven-speed automatic transmission,

and, if you add in the almost seamless flow of ratios, there’s a

constant feel of power and delivery.

Of course, the specific power outputs are high in the

first instance, they are more than capable of propelling the

X2 along in a swift fashion when required. Adjustable drive

modes also offer the driver a choice of how he or she

chooses to drive.

As you would expect from a performance car

manufacturer, the X2 is no slouch, it will scamper to 100km/h

from a standstill in 7.7sec, and will cut out a highway overtake

in around 4.5sec – the result of strong turbo boost through

the mid-range. The engine is feisty and loves to work some

freedom.

It is one of the latest generation engines that I have come

to enjoy so much from the luxury car brands, it’s a simple

equation – 2-litre, four pots and a sizeable turbo – that recipe

promotes strong under-throttle feel. There’s also some sound

within the system, you can hear a muffled exhaust flutter as

gears change when vigorous acceleration is requested.

That performance doesn’t come at a fuel usage cost. The

X2, in this form, is rated with a 5.9-litre per 100km (48mpg)

combined cycle average. At 100km/h on the highway the

engine is loping over gently at just 1500rpm promoting a

4l/100km (70mpg) instantaneous figure, which helped provide

a 7l/100km (41mpg) average during my time with the test car.

The X2 is nimble and is precise through the steering.

That can be attributed to the feedback from the tyres.

The low-profile Pirelli PZero rubber (225/40 x 20in) has

prodigious grip and combines well with steering geometry

and suspension settings which promote performance handling

qualities.

I’ve written many times of my enthusiasm for fully

independent suspension systems, and the X2 has a system

that is a fine balance between what we like as comfort

settings, yet there is enough firming within the spring and

dampers to control body balance and promote handling

characteristics that can be used for sporty drives.

That is what makes a sport utility vehicle in the first

instance. The X2 is dynamic yet functional. It’s more than

capable of battling the opposition, but the problem any

prospective purchaser will face will be the competition

within the brand. BMW certainly has a SUV for all tastes and

budgets.

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STYLE | travel 107

THE BUSINESS END

If you are yet to take a seat at the front of the plane,

let us provide you with an insight into what you would expect if you

were to opt for Business Class on Singapore Airlines’ A350.

Words Kate Preece

You’re the guest of honour and cannot see another

passenger from your seat. You’ve barely spent any time in

a queue, boarded your plane at a leisurely pace and seem to

have at least two different flight attendants ensuring all is as it

should be.

If you are travelling with someone else, as I was, you will

find yourself either perched on their expansive seat, or

standing in the traffic-free aisle, if you wish to chat. Though,

you could instead focus on enjoying your pre-flight flute of

champagne.

You will discover discreet stowage areas for whatever you

need, and a mirror (with light, of course), hidden behind a

panel, but within easy reach. It’s not about squeezing yourself

and your belongings into your space, it’s about exploring the

space and choosing what areas to use, which to leave.

You could read the New York Times, or flick through the

KrisShop magazine – perhaps order cosmetics, alcohol or

some headphones by Porsche Design.

For night flights, there’s the option of food right after

takeoff, or two hours before arrival – or both. I opted for

breakfast only (having made the most of the KrisFlyer lounge)

as I knew I would need the coffee to survive the timezone

change. Though I could have chosen a selection of dim sum,

an American breakfast, or beef noodle soup with apple

foccacia sandwich, the lighter continental option was for me,

with breakfast pastries, fresh fruit and yoghurt. Whatever

you choose, your white tablecloth will soon cover your

table, the (real) cutlery will be laid out and the service will be

impeccable.

Something to check is whether your flight is one with

the ‘Book the Cook’ option. Available for travellers on the

Singapore to Christchurch route, for example, it enables you

to choose a meal created by a world-renowned chef like

Japan’s Yoshihiro Murata, up to 24 hours before you fly, then

enjoy wines to match both food and altitude. This is how you

secure your lobster, or a quinoa and kale salad, if you prefer.

Someone will close your window for you, so the sun

doesn’t stream in as you fly through daybreak. And if you

can’t figure out how to make your bed, a member of the

crew will do it with ease, and with utmost courtesy. The

comfy duvet and extra pillows – that actually have density

to them, unlike the token ones provided in most Economy

sections – do much to put you on your way to catch that

evasive Sandman.

If you don’t want to pull that eye mask over your eyes quite

yet, just relax – stretch out. Pull on the tube socks or slip on

the slippers. Watch a movie, listen to music, read a book. No

matter what, you’ll truly feel a million miles away.

Kate Preece flew Singapore Airlines from Singapore to

Brisbane to experience the A350, which will take travellers from

Christchurch to Singapore from January 8, 2019. Business Class

has 42 leather 71cm seats, each of which fold out to become a

flat 198cm bed.


108 STYLE | food

THE FERMENTIST

There’s no denying that making beer uses a lot

of water, but there’s a new brewery in town

that’s determined to use its resources more

sustainably. The Fermentist, Christchurch’s newest

microbrewery, taproom and café serving up

signature beer, cider and kombucha on tap. The

Kiwi Pale Ale is already becoming a favourite,

made with Nelson and Motueka hops, it’s easy

to drink and perfect for all occasions. If you

prefer something a bit sour (and not too sweet),

their cider is light and tart. Their menu consists

of delicious bites using vegetables from their

own garden as well as kimchi, sauerkraut and

fermented pickles. They’re living up to their name

in more ways than one and we know we’ll be

spending a lot more time in Sydenham sampling

every drink on the menu.

image: Malia Rose

FOOD

NEWS

Words Vanessa Ortynsky

FOOD ON Q

Over cooking but can’t face stepping out into the sub-zero

temperatures? Queenstowners, let your fingers do the

ordering, at foodonq.co.nz. It’s a one-stop shop, offering

a range of restaurants from Hawker & Roll to Taco Med,

you can even get your Ben & Jerry’s fix thanks to their

partnership to Devil Burger. With its newly launched app,

eating in has become easier still.

image: Facebook

image: Vanessa Ortynsky

BANG BANG STREET EATS // ROTI

Brought to us by the same team behind Potsticker Dumpling Bar and

Sister Kong, Bang Bang is the latest pop-up to hit The Colombo and we

couldn’t be more excited. The Vietnamese hawker bar has, you guessed

it, hawker rolls, lettuce cups and loaded fries. Try the banh mi roti, which

is both fresh and filling, or the irresistible pork hawker roll. We’ll see you

there at lunchtime.


STYLE | food 109

SOUTHSIDE SOCIAL

Just around the corner from Colombo Street, you’ll

find Southside Social Eatery on Wordsworth Street.

Formerly a cooking school, the space has been

transformed into a light-filled, elegant all-day eatery and

gorgeous place to spend a few hours. Open weekdays

from 8am, ideal for your breakfast fix and weekends

from 10am. Created by the duo of Eaton Drink Co.,

you can expect quality fare that transitions beautifully

from day to night. There’s a clear emphasis on fresh

produce and the menu caters to all diets.

image: Vanessa Ortynsky

LITTLE BLACKWOOD

Tourists might stop into Little Blackwood because it’s right on

the lakefront, but Queenstown locals beeline here because of its

great range of cocktails and fancy platters. Where else can you

create your ideal meat and cheese plate? You can’t go wrong with

a Kawarau blue and Milano venison, alongside Otago honeycomb,

grapes, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato pesto and babaganoush.

Wash it all down with a Japanese Garden (sake, Pimm’s, lychee

liqueur, cucumber, mint and ginger beer) and you will understand.

image: Facebook

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PROVEDORE

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Opening 2019!

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We are currently seeking retailers of fruit and vege, seafood,

general supplies, herbs and spices, Indian and Asian supplies,

delicatessen, whole foods and grains, chicken and poultry, coffee

beans, speciality teas, lollies, patisserie, cakes, cheese and pasta.

Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this

opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or andy@bushinncentre.co.nz


Lone Star Papanui

CULINARY

DESTINATIONS

OF CHRISTCHURCH

Café Kudos

CAFÉ KUDOS

With a 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. Join us now for Saturday breakfast. 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, cafekudos.co.nz

LONE STAR PAPANUI

Lone Star provides the ultimate family night out! Whether you’re celebrating

a birthday, dining as a group or meeting a friend for lunch, it’s a relaxed dining

experience with a meal to suit all taste buds. Have you tried one of their

three gourmet burgers yet? The Godfather of vegetarian burgers – El Green-

Go, the Ferrari of beef burgers – Gerhard, or a G.C.B – Glen Campbell grilled

chicken burger. Open seven days from 11am for lunch and dinner.

Northlands Shopping Centre, Langdons Road, Papanui

03 352 6653, lonestar.co.nz

Sesame Sushi and Asian Fusion

CORNER HOUSE

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, 03 341 6992, facebook.com/cornerhousenz

SESAME SUSHI & ASIAN FUSION

Discover why people are raving about the sushi and Asian fusion dishes at

this stylish, quick service restaurant in Sydenham. Freshly prepared from the

best quality ingredients, yet inexpensive, is the order of the day. All your

Japanese favourites like sushi, nigiri, donburi, bento boxes, plus signature

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, 03 943 7872

facebook.com/sushiasianfusion

Corner House


Vietnam Kitchen

Takumi

Thai Chef

Coffee Fans

The Camden

Fisherman’s Wharf

FISHERMANS WHARF

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 03 328 7530, Lytteltonwharf.co.nz

THE CAMDEN RESTAURANT

& BAR

The Camden has become the place to

enjoy 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

THAI CHEF’S

Thai Chef’’s Restaurant 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, 03 341 1163

thaichef.co.nz

VIETNAM KITCHEN

‘Roll your own‘ fresh spring rolls now

at the Vietnam Kitchen. A variety of

fresh and tasty fillings to then roll in rice

paper. Other menu favourites are Hot

and Sour Fish Soup, Herbal Duck, Sticky

Rice with Fried Chicken and Noodle

Salad. Most dietary requirements are

catered for.

394 Riccarton Road, 03348 1898

THE COFFEE FANS

Both the food and the coffee are Prima

at this cafe (the tea is Teas Me) serving

brunch and light meals daily. Enjoy an

awesome choice of freshly-made salads,

wraps, frittatas, pies, bliss balls and

sweet treats, with gluten-free and vegan

options. It’s dog friendly with free Wi-Fi.

159 Cranford Street, 03 355 8744

Facebook.com/The Coffee Fans

TAKUMI

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


STYLE | drink 112

Three Cows

THREE COWS

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 Street 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, 03 377 8944

194 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, 03 327 5009

POLISH VODKA

We learnt a thing or two recently at the

launch of Belevedere’s Single Estate Rye

Vodkas – Smogory Forest and Lake Bartezek.

Smirnoff, in its 1950s campaign, prided

itself on being a flavourless drink you could

enjoy without a telltale smell lingering on

your breath. Today, taste is paramount. Enter

rye vodka. Consider the difference between

wheat and rye bread and you can see why

the excitement is building. Further nuances

are added depending on where that grain is

grown.

But the answer to what you really want to

know? Of the two, it’s Smogory Forest you

want for your next martini – its savoury notes

would satisfy 007.

COCKTAIL

NEWS

Shake things up a bit and mix yourself

something special.

Words Kate Preece

Joyful

JOYFUL RESTAURANT

This restaurant strives to create a joyous atmosphere and

the best tasting Chinese food. The chef-in-charge will cook

your meal with perfect judgment. Despite its large size,

the service is quick and good-natured. Don’t miss the fried

dumplings – touted by some as the best in Christchurch.

Family-friendly and equally good for date nights or functions

for up to 150, Joyful has plenty of on-street or rear parking

too.

102 Riccarton Road, 03 341 6883, joyfulrestaurant.co.nz

YOU’VE GOT MAIL

If you can’t drag yourself away from

the fire this winter, there’s an online

option that might just tickle your

fancy. With nationwide shopping,

Cocktail Mail (cocktailmail.co.nz)

can send you cocktail kits or readyto-serve

bottles of all the favourites.

They’ll even create signature drinks

for special occasions. Add to your

cart a bottle of Mango Passionfruit

Daiquiri or Black Forest Manhattan

and you’ll have yourself a party.


STYLE | promotion 113

ALL ABOARD!

With its own sushi train and wall of sake,

Cookai’s return to the city brings together

the best of both worlds.

Lovers of Japanese fare are flocking to The Crossing

where Cookai has made itself a new home – back where it

belongs.

The Canterbury earthquakes forced a move out of the

original Cashel Street site, and a Riccarton premises has

kept Cookai fans sated. However, the pull to return to the

city’s heart was relentless.

“While we got on with rebuilding our lives and our

livelihoods after the quakes, more and more loyal

customers kept asking me when we were returning to the

central city,” explains owner Alfred Wong, who is so please

to be back – with Cookai v3.0.

Today’s Cookai is sleek and inviting, with a mesmerising

sushi train that will add excitement to any dining

experience, and a menu to match.

Complimenting this is a well considered, balanced offering

that ticks the boxes for Japanese favourites: including

sashimi, ramen, donburi and tempura. You could easily

settle in for a main course, such as the slow-cooked pork

belly ($21.50) and soft shell crab ($22.50), or choose from

smaller dishes that include a seafood salad ($14), beef tataki

($15.50) and a spicy tuna sushi roll ($17.50).

To drink? Well, you’re spoilt for choice. The usual

suspects are expanded upon with a cocktail list that has

five special house concoctions created every day. For the

adventurous, explore the Japanese liqueurs, or dip your

taste buds into the world of rice wine with a Sake Tasting

Tray ($18, with three chilled sake).

Whether or not you have experienced one of this

restaurant’s previous guises, it’s clearly time you join the

Cookai convoy.

t COOKAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT,

SUSHI TRAIN & BAR

Food Terrace

Level 1, The Crossing

Christchurch Central

03 343 2860


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ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE

FAREWELLS GILLIAN SIMPSON

After a decade at the helm, Gillian Simpson rang the bell on her

time as St Margaret’s College principal. As the reins pass on to

Diana Patchett, a delightful farewell was held to thank Gillian and

husband David for all they have done for the school.

Gillian and David Simpson

Melissa Chester, Nicole Lloyd, Sian Fremaux

Ange and Bob Davidson

Karen Hampton, Karen Jenkins, Chris Laughton

Richard and Cindy McEwan, Stuart Montgomerie

Lillian Pickles, Bindy O’Callaghan, James Evans, Katherine Tyson


Jane Steel, Michelle Laming, Amber Hamilton

Vicki Lay, Nicola Fraser, Kim James

Sarah Crowe, Zaneta Marshall

FROBISHER INTERIORS

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Frobisher Interiors opened its beautiful showroom to offer invited

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CHARITY TOURNAMENT

It was all about survival from the moment the Christchurch

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‘Survivor: Good Deeds’, participants ran the gauntlet against Lady

Luck to determine which local charities would walk away with a

share of the $10,000 prize pot.

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To celebrate the addition of a Rangiora store to Carpet Court’s

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STYLE | fashion 99

NZ FASHION WEEK,

27 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER,

ANZ VIADUCT EVENTS

CENTRE, AUCKLAND

The first four days of NZ Fashion Week are for

those in the know – events for buyers, media,

trade experts and the like.

HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Show: ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents

Designer’ Turet Knuefermann

Runway Shows: Trelise Cooper (two backto-back

shows), Kathryn Wilson, Hailwood

(off-site)

Global Launch: Edmund Hillary Collection

New Gens Show: featuring Havilah, Staving

Artists Fund, LVLD Clothing, Olli

Contemporary Salon Shows: featuring Jarrad

Goodman, Not For You, Ryan Turner

Swimwear Show: featuring Heaven Swimwear,

Aurai Swimwear, Saltysea

THE PEAK OF MEN’S FASHION

Co-founded by Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund,

a new high-end menswear line will be launched

at NZ Fashion Week. The Edmund Hillary

Collection takes its lead from the legendary

adventurer, with an intention to “inspire the

greatness of Sir Edmund Hillary in us all”.

Heavily influenced by images taken during

that world-changing 1953 ascent of Everest,

this outdoor clothing label will have you clad

in classic garments that focus on functionality,

without compromising in style. To take the

feel-good factor up another notch, a percentage

of all profits will be pumped back into schools,

hospitals and outdoor initiatives in Nepal, New

Zealand and the UK.

NZ FASHION WEEKEND,

31 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER,

ANZ VIADUCT EVENTS CENTRE

A weekend of runway shows, workshops and seminars – events for

fashionistas far and wide.

HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Show Friday Night: Superette – with limited-edition

collaborations from Ksubi, Bassike, P.E. Nation, Dylan Kain, Ragdoll LA

and Amber Sceat

Saturday Night Show: Zambesi

Runway Shows: Ponsonby Presents, Augustine, PIA

Sunday Show: YMCA Walk the Line – run entirely by youth, for youth

Closing Event: Mercy Hospice showcase – garments from Auckland

hospice shops (ticket proceeds going to Mercy Hospice)

BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

Look down on fashion from the VIP Sky Box, situated above the

crowd and at the end of the runway. Secure yourself a seat and you’ll

be sipping on Beau Joie champagne and tipping your goody bag out to

see what other jewels are provided inside this fashionable crown.

FASHION ON A PLATE

Enjoy your runway show of choice with a table at this new pop-up

style café, NZFW Fashion Plate. Set to highlight New Zealand

produce, whether it’s brunch, lunch or high tea, you’ll be served up in

style – obviously. Wines, cocktails and champagne on the menu too.

A FASHIONABLE, BEAUTIFUL BARGAIN

Back again is the Designer Pop Up Sale and Beauty Hub. The former

brings together much-loved leading labels in racks of one-offs, samples

and end-of-line items, while the latter ensures you leave with a hot

red-lipped smile on your face. It’s such a privilege, there’s even a $20

entry fee to get in to this epic sale.

OFF THE MARKET

New to the weekend line-up is a partnership with General Collective

that will see 14 brands combine for a uber trendy boutique market on

Sunday. The range of handmade, design-focussed products will surely

compliment your purchases at the Designer Pop Up Sale and Beauty

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100 STYLE | fashion

Sleep easy

Lounging around the home has never looked so good.

Words Ella James

Given that our hectic lifestyles are

comprised of working and many,

many social functions, it’s little surprise

that every once in a while we need to

kick off our heels and unzip our highwaisted

jeans, in exchange for some

comfortable nightwear. However, at

any given moment, partners, friends

or family could turn up at the front

door, bottle of wine in hand. So, it’s

imperative to pick nightwear that not

only feels great but looks great too,

and trust us, it does exist!

PYJAMAS

They’ll have you pining for a girl’s night in.

Did you know that we spend approximately one third of our lives asleep? And that’s not

including the time we spend sprawled out on the sofa in front of the fire.

So surely our pyjamas deserve considerable consideration and investment. Some of the styles

we’ve seen are so wonderfully on trend that we predict to see a lot pyjama tops tucked into

skirts and trousers. When purchasing the perfect set, be sure to choose a size that isn’t too tight;

you should be able to starfish with ease.


STYLE | fashion 101

SLIPPERS

Slip into something

more comfortable.

Just nipping out to the car

to help bring the shopping

in? Do not, I repeat, do

not even think about

wearing your beautiful

slippers out into the big

bad world.

During the colder

months, flooring around

the house can get pretty

chilly, but don’t succumb

to slipping around in socks.

Granted, open-toe slippers

are super cute but it’s best

to pick a pair that keeps

your toes covered and

warm. Oh, and heels are

absolutely not appropriate

(not even a kitten heel);

it’s time to give your feet

a break. This is one pair

of shoes that you can tuck

up with on the furniture

without fear of scolding.

MUST-HAVE

RELAXING

essentials

NO WIRES

ATTACHED

You wouldn’t sleep in

a bra, so why lounge in

one? Switch out of your

daywear and slip into

the Wacoal Embrace

Lace Soft Cup Bra – a

delicate bralette, with a

non-wire soft cup.

Bra: $74.99;

Brief: $49.99,

thefittingroom.co.nz

A NIGHT DRESS

They’re feminine,

comfortable, flattering

yet breathable.

The humble night dress has

had a serious style upgrade.

They look good enough

to wear swanning around

an exotic resort with a

fan in hand, but due to

their general composition

of either luxurious silk or

the finest Egyptian cotton,

they’re also extremely

comfortable, enabling you

to sleep like a dream. We

wouldn’t judge you for

teaming yours up with boots

and a jacket and heading

out for the day. When the

weather warms up, you

may find yourself wearing

your night dress to family

brunches out in the garden.

EYES WIDE SHUT

Rest those tired eyes

underneath 100%

mulberry silk. The Silk

Sleep Mask is a dream

to wear, with no risk

of damaging your

delicate skin.

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SPORTY CHIC

Channelling courtside

chic, the Ketz-ke

Coconut Dress gives

the illusion you haven’t

just been lying around

watching Netflix all day.

$159, ketz-ke.com


102 STYLE | fashion

The

ABCs

OF ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT

PIECES FOR MEN

Lounging around the house has never looked so good.

Words Ella James

G

IS FOR GOWNS

Silk, cotton, fleece or velvet?

Since the early 18th century, gowns have proved to be one of the most

important wardrobe staples where loungewear is concerned.

Robes, of course, symbolise security and comfort; but the right gown is

also capable of illustrating a well-educated, upper class wearer. However,

a grubby, bobbling gown can do quite the opposite; suggesting laziness

and sluggishness, and that just won’t do. So ensure that you pick a sleek,

classy number in a dark colour, like this one from Hugo Boss perhaps?

STYLE TIP: You can’t put a price on comfort, so invest in the best.

H

IS FOR HOODIES

But with a sophisticated street style upgrade, please.

We’re not talking about the frayed hoodie that you picked up for $10

and keep in the boot of your car. We’re talking about the finest offerings

from our favourite fashion designers. Once you look past the negative

connotations that are so often associated with hoodies, there’s no

denying their strengths in both the comfort and practicality departments.

To further strengthen their case, David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds and

Pharrell Williams are all partial to hooded garments, so honestly, we’re

sold. This is one hoodie that you won’t be lending your other half, any

time soon.

STYLE TIP: If you have to leave the house in it, team yours up with a

leather jacket.

I

IS FOR INTIMATES

AKA underwear, but hey, the letter ‘I’ was a tricky one.

When it comes to intimates, the bar has been set high by the likes of

Calvin Klein, so don’t even think about lowering it. Colour-wise, it’s

best to keep them black or grey, and don’t you dare consider bright,

garish colours, graphic prints, or low and behold, your favourite cartoon

character. Splash your cash on flash underwear and commit to only the

highest quality.

STYLE TIP: The very second that their elasticity goes kaput; it’s time to

bin them.


STYLE | motoring 103

CHECKPOINT

Ten things you need to know about the Mercedes GLC 250d.

Words Kate Preece

1. The gearstick is on the steering wheel

This is something familiar to Mercedes owners, and very foreign

to others. Watch out for the accidental thrust into reverse

when you’re stationary and think you’re simply switching on the

indicator. Though, when this does happen, it’s not as scary as

you expect – in other words, I didn’t crash the test car.

2. A little monkey bangs his cymbals when you leave your lane

In Mercedes speak, this is called Lane Keeping Assist and there’s

no talk of monkeys. The wheel will vibrate briefly – and make a

muffled sort of ‘tink-tink’ noise (hence the cymbals). It’s all part

of the smart thinking this car does for you.

3. You don’t need to dip those high beams

While watching Mad Men made me realise the Mustang has

been dipping its high beams via sensors for decades, the

Mercedes Vision Pack ($4990) not only adds head-up display

but enables your high beams to magically adjust based on the

distance of the vehicle in front, ensuring those you follow are

not blinded by your rapid approach. I kid you not, Don Draper.

4. She’s a smooth ride

Such an easy car to cruise around in. The tested GLC 250d

has a 4-cylinder 2143cc turbocharged diesel engine (150kW

and 500Nm) that responded well. If you really want to feel that

acceleration, the AMG offerings include a V6 (270kW, 520Nm)

and V8 (375kW, 700Nm).

5. It has a mode to match your mood

Feeling frugal? Go Eco and achieve that five-star Fuelsaver rating

(5.7l/100km) it boasts. Wanting to let your hair down? Sport

Plus will give you the pleasure.

6. A press of a button says goodbye to those ‘supermarket kisses’

Turn on Distance Pilot to enable your car to do the braking for you.

At the distance set, the car will slow by itself, if you haven’t already.

It is very handy on the open road, if someone suddenly brakes for a

cow, or, more reasonably, to turn off the road or out of a driveway.

7. The sound system is extremely suitable to an Ed Sheeran

sing-along

It’s Burmester – that’s German for good. And, don’t worry if you

get lost in the moment, the navigation system will turn down the

volume to enable it to be heard above Shape Of You.

8. Forget pushing a button to unlock the car, try just touching

the handle

Possibly one of my favourite aspects of this vehicle, and a great

bragging point. Just remember you do actually need to have the

remote on you somewhere for it to unlock, or lock, in this way.

9. Everything about the interior feels good

No, really. Even the steering wheel is ridiculously strokeable.

Though the test car did have the Seat Comfort Package ($1290)

that upped that plush factor.

10. It even has an app

While it’s not quite up and running here, the future isn’t far away,

with a Mercedes app to keep your maintenance services on track

expected to land by the end of the year. This means the app and

your service centre will have the ultimate relationship: connected,

responsive and always one step ahead of the fall.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d starting from $97,900


104 STYLE | motoring

Xciting X2

Motoring writer Ross Kiddie checks out one of the

smaller offerings from the BMW giant.

SPECS

PRICE – BMW X2 sDrive20i,

$85,740

DIMENSIONS – Length, 4360mm;

width, 1824mm; height, 1526mm

CONFIGURATION – Fourcylinder,

front-wheel-drive, 1998cc,

141kW, 260Nm, seven-speed

automatic.

PERFORMANCE – 0-100km/h,

7.7sec

FUEL USAGE – 5.9l/100km

LIKES - Torquey, turbocharged

engine and muffled exhaust sound

User-friendly in-cabin ergonomics

DISLIKES - Complicated

specification and options list

Minor road noise off rear tyres

Every segment of the sport utility vehicle market has been exploited

by the car manufacturing companies; there’s never been so much

choice. Buyers are still flocking to SUVs in all shapes and sizes.

The latest to come my way was BMW’s new X2, which is part of an

extensive range from the German company. There is a prolific array of

models from small to big – X1 to X6 – and, if you add in the Active

Tourer, the choice is mind-boggling.

The X2 sits close to the small end of the line-up, and is available here

in three variants. There’s a 1.5-litre three-cylinder entry-level model with

front-wheel-drive at $60,900, a 2-litre four-cylinder model with frontwheel-drive

at $70,900, and the same engine with four-wheel-drive for

an extra $3000. The evaluation car was the mid-model, but with a huge

range of added specification, it lists at $85,740.

Put simply, the X2 is badged with sDrive or xDrive, the latter is

4WD, and that car would certainly be my preference; but even so, the

sDrive20i is a smart piece of kit, and if you are familiar with the way

BMW builds cars, you will instantly be at ease with the way the X2

operates.

Even though it is at the small end of the scale, the X2 is still a

comfortable car for the family. It makes good use of its compact

proportions, and the rear cargo area is more than useful. In-cabin

comfort has been a high manufacturing priority, and there is satisfactory

space for three occupants across the rear.

If I was an X2 owner I don’t know that I’d need all of the bells and

whistles that were fitted to the test car, but it’s good to know there are a

wealth of options that you can order into the vehicle as a buyer.


STYLE | motoring 105

On that subject, the X2 is totally state of the art, its

electronics and software are the latest variations, and you can

guarantee that with upgrades the X2 will stay up with the play

for years to come.

Under the bonnet a twin-camshaft, turbocharged engine

of 1998cc sits transversely. It is rated by BMW at 141kW

with 280Nm of torque. Those figures relate to a solid flow of

energy from almost nil in the rev band to the red line. Power

is directed through a seven-speed automatic transmission,

and, if you add in the almost seamless flow of ratios, there’s a

constant feel of power and delivery.

Of course, the specific power outputs are high in the

first instance, they are more than capable of propelling the

X2 along in a swift fashion when required. Adjustable drive

modes also offer the driver a choice of how he or she

chooses to drive.

As you would expect from a performance car

manufacturer, the X2 is no slouch, it will scamper to 100km/h

from a standstill in 7.7sec, and will cut out a highway overtake

in around 4.5sec – the result of strong turbo boost through

the mid-range. The engine is feisty and loves to work some

freedom.

It is one of the latest generation engines that I have come

to enjoy so much from the luxury car brands, it’s a simple

equation – 2-litre, four pots and a sizeable turbo – that recipe

promotes strong under-throttle feel. There’s also some sound

within the system, you can hear a muffled exhaust flutter as

gears change when vigorous acceleration is requested.

That performance doesn’t come at a fuel usage cost. The

X2, in this form, is rated with a 5.9-litre per 100km (48mpg)

combined cycle average. At 100km/h on the highway the

engine is loping over gently at just 1500rpm promoting a

4l/100km (70mpg) instantaneous figure, which helped provide

a 7l/100km (41mpg) average during my time with the test car.

The X2 is nimble and is precise through the steering.

That can be attributed to the feedback from the tyres.

The low-profile Pirelli PZero rubber (225/40 x 20in) has

prodigious grip and combines well with steering geometry

and suspension settings which promote performance handling

qualities.

I’ve written many times of my enthusiasm for fully

independent suspension systems, and the X2 has a system

that is a fine balance between what we like as comfort

settings, yet there is enough firming within the spring and

dampers to control body balance and promote handling

characteristics that can be used for sporty drives.

That is what makes a sport utility vehicle in the first

instance. The X2 is dynamic yet functional. It’s more than

capable of battling the opposition, but the problem any

prospective purchaser will face will be the competition

within the brand. BMW certainly has a SUV for all tastes and

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STYLE | travel 107

THE BUSINESS END

If you are yet to take a seat at the front of the plane,

let us provide you with an insight into what you would expect if you

were to opt for Business Class on Singapore Airlines’ A350.

Words Kate Preece

You’re the guest of honour and cannot see another

passenger from your seat. You’ve barely spent any time in

a queue, boarded your plane at a leisurely pace and seem to

have at least two different flight attendants ensuring all is as it

should be.

If you are travelling with someone else, as I was, you will

find yourself either perched on their expansive seat, or

standing in the traffic-free aisle, if you wish to chat. Though,

you could instead focus on enjoying your pre-flight flute of

champagne.

You will discover discreet stowage areas for whatever you

need, and a mirror (with light, of course), hidden behind a

panel, but within easy reach. It’s not about squeezing yourself

and your belongings into your space, it’s about exploring the

space and choosing what areas to use, which to leave.

You could read the New York Times, or flick through the

KrisShop magazine – perhaps order cosmetics, alcohol or

some headphones by Porsche Design.

For night flights, there’s the option of food right after

takeoff, or two hours before arrival – or both. I opted for

breakfast only (having made the most of the KrisFlyer lounge)

as I knew I would need the coffee to survive the timezone

change. Though I could have chosen a selection of dim sum,

an American breakfast, or beef noodle soup with apple

foccacia sandwich, the lighter continental option was for me,

with breakfast pastries, fresh fruit and yoghurt. Whatever

you choose, your white tablecloth will soon cover your

table, the (real) cutlery will be laid out and the service will be

impeccable.

Something to check is whether your flight is one with

the ‘Book the Cook’ option. Available for travellers on the

Singapore to Christchurch route, for example, it enables you

to choose a meal created by a world-renowned chef like

Japan’s Yoshihiro Murata, up to 24 hours before you fly, then

enjoy wines to match both food and altitude. This is how you

secure your lobster, or a quinoa and kale salad, if you prefer.

Someone will close your window for you, so the sun

doesn’t stream in as you fly through daybreak. And if you

can’t figure out how to make your bed, a member of the

crew will do it with ease, and with utmost courtesy. The

comfy duvet and extra pillows – that actually have density

to them, unlike the token ones provided in most Economy

sections – do much to put you on your way to catch that

evasive Sandman.

If you don’t want to pull that eye mask over your eyes quite

yet, just relax – stretch out. Pull on the tube socks or slip on

the slippers. Watch a movie, listen to music, read a book. No

matter what, you’ll truly feel a million miles away.

Kate Preece flew Singapore Airlines from Singapore to

Brisbane to experience the A350, which will take travellers from

Christchurch to Singapore from January 8, 2019. Business Class

has 42 leather 71cm seats, each of which fold out to become a

flat 198cm bed.


108 STYLE | food

THE FERMENTIST

There’s no denying that making beer uses a lot

of water, but there’s a new brewery in town

that’s determined to use its resources more

sustainably. The Fermentist, Christchurch’s newest

microbrewery, taproom and café serving up

signature beer, cider and kombucha on tap. The

Kiwi Pale Ale is already becoming a favourite,

made with Nelson and Motueka hops, it’s easy

to drink and perfect for all occasions. If you

prefer something a bit sour (and not too sweet),

their cider is light and tart. Their menu consists

of delicious bites using vegetables from their

own garden as well as kimchi, sauerkraut and

fermented pickles. They’re living up to their name

in more ways than one and we know we’ll be

spending a lot more time in Sydenham sampling

every drink on the menu.

image: Malia Rose

FOOD

NEWS

Words Vanessa Ortynsky

FOOD ON Q

Over cooking but can’t face stepping out into the sub-zero

temperatures? Queenstowners, let your fingers do the

ordering, at foodonq.co.nz. It’s a one-stop shop, offering

a range of restaurants from Hawker & Roll to Taco Med,

you can even get your Ben & Jerry’s fix thanks to their

partnership to Devil Burger. With its newly launched app,

eating in has become easier still.

image: Facebook

image: Vanessa Ortynsky

BANG BANG STREET EATS // ROTI

Brought to us by the same team behind Potsticker Dumpling Bar and

Sister Kong, Bang Bang is the latest pop-up to hit The Colombo and we

couldn’t be more excited. The Vietnamese hawker bar has, you guessed

it, hawker rolls, lettuce cups and loaded fries. Try the banh mi roti, which

is both fresh and filling, or the irresistible pork hawker roll. We’ll see you

there at lunchtime.


STYLE | food 109

SOUTHSIDE SOCIAL

Just around the corner from Colombo Street, you’ll

find Southside Social Eatery on Wordsworth Street.

Formerly a cooking school, the space has been

transformed into a light-filled, elegant all-day eatery and

gorgeous place to spend a few hours. Open weekdays

from 8am, ideal for your breakfast fix and weekends

from 10am. Created by the duo of Eaton Drink Co.,

you can expect quality fare that transitions beautifully

from day to night. There’s a clear emphasis on fresh

produce and the menu caters to all diets.

image: Vanessa Ortynsky

LITTLE BLACKWOOD

Tourists might stop into Little Blackwood because it’s right on

the lakefront, but Queenstown locals beeline here because of its

great range of cocktails and fancy platters. Where else can you

create your ideal meat and cheese plate? You can’t go wrong with

a Kawarau blue and Milano venison, alongside Otago honeycomb,

grapes, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato pesto and babaganoush.

Wash it all down with a Japanese Garden (sake, Pimm’s, lychee

liqueur, cucumber, mint and ginger beer) and you will understand.

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BUSH INN

PROVEDORE

INTERNATIONAL FOOD MARKET

Opening 2019!

TENANTS WANTED NOW!

JOIN THIS EXCEPTIONAL

FOOD OFFERING

We are currently seeking retailers of fruit and vege, seafood,

general supplies, herbs and spices, Indian and Asian supplies,

delicatessen, whole foods and grains, chicken and poultry, coffee

beans, speciality teas, lollies, patisserie, cakes, cheese and pasta.

Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this

opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or andy@bushinncentre.co.nz


Lone Star Papanui

CULINARY

DESTINATIONS

OF CHRISTCHURCH

Café Kudos

CAFÉ KUDOS

With a 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. Join us now for Saturday breakfast. 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, cafekudos.co.nz

LONE STAR PAPANUI

Lone Star provides the ultimate family night out! Whether you’re celebrating

a birthday, dining as a group or meeting a friend for lunch, it’s a relaxed dining

experience with a meal to suit all taste buds. Have you tried one of their

three gourmet burgers yet? The Godfather of vegetarian burgers – El Green-

Go, the Ferrari of beef burgers – Gerhard, or a G.C.B – Glen Campbell grilled

chicken burger. Open seven days from 11am for lunch and dinner.

Northlands Shopping Centre, Langdons Road, Papanui

03 352 6653, lonestar.co.nz

Sesame Sushi and Asian Fusion

CORNER HOUSE

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, 03 341 6992, facebook.com/cornerhousenz

SESAME SUSHI & ASIAN FUSION

Discover why people are raving about the sushi and Asian fusion dishes at

this stylish, quick service restaurant in Sydenham. Freshly prepared from the

best quality ingredients, yet inexpensive, is the order of the day. All your

Japanese favourites like sushi, nigiri, donburi, bento boxes, plus signature

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, 03 943 7872

facebook.com/sushiasianfusion

Corner House


Vietnam Kitchen

Takumi

Thai Chef

Coffee Fans

The Camden

Fisherman’s Wharf

FISHERMANS WHARF

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 03 328 7530, Lytteltonwharf.co.nz

THE CAMDEN RESTAURANT

& BAR

The Camden has become the place to

enjoy 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

THAI CHEF’S

Thai Chef’’s Restaurant 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, 03 341 1163

thaichef.co.nz

VIETNAM KITCHEN

‘Roll your own‘ fresh spring rolls now

at the Vietnam Kitchen. A variety of

fresh and tasty fillings to then roll in rice

paper. Other menu favourites are Hot

and Sour Fish Soup, Herbal Duck, Sticky

Rice with Fried Chicken and Noodle

Salad. Most dietary requirements are

catered for.

394 Riccarton Road, 03348 1898

THE COFFEE FANS

Both the food and the coffee are Prima

at this cafe (the tea is Teas Me) serving

brunch and light meals daily. Enjoy an

awesome choice of freshly-made salads,

wraps, frittatas, pies, bliss balls and

sweet treats, with gluten-free and vegan

options. It’s dog friendly with free Wi-Fi.

159 Cranford Street, 03 355 8744

Facebook.com/The Coffee Fans

TAKUMI

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


STYLE | drink 112

Three Cows

THREE COWS

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 Street 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, 03 377 8944

194 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, 03 327 5009

POLISH VODKA

We learnt a thing or two recently at the

launch of Belevedere’s Single Estate Rye

Vodkas – Smogory Forest and Lake Bartezek.

Smirnoff, in its 1950s campaign, prided

itself on being a flavourless drink you could

enjoy without a telltale smell lingering on

your breath. Today, taste is paramount. Enter

rye vodka. Consider the difference between

wheat and rye bread and you can see why

the excitement is building. Further nuances

are added depending on where that grain is

grown.

But the answer to what you really want to

know? Of the two, it’s Smogory Forest you

want for your next martini – its savoury notes

would satisfy 007.

COCKTAIL

NEWS

Shake things up a bit and mix yourself

something special.

Words Kate Preece

Joyful

JOYFUL RESTAURANT

This restaurant strives to create a joyous atmosphere and

the best tasting Chinese food. The chef-in-charge will cook

your meal with perfect judgment. Despite its large size,

the service is quick and good-natured. Don’t miss the fried

dumplings – touted by some as the best in Christchurch.

Family-friendly and equally good for date nights or functions

for up to 150, Joyful has plenty of on-street or rear parking

too.

102 Riccarton Road, 03 341 6883, joyfulrestaurant.co.nz

YOU’VE GOT MAIL

If you can’t drag yourself away from

the fire this winter, there’s an online

option that might just tickle your

fancy. With nationwide shopping,

Cocktail Mail (cocktailmail.co.nz)

can send you cocktail kits or readyto-serve

bottles of all the favourites.

They’ll even create signature drinks

for special occasions. Add to your

cart a bottle of Mango Passionfruit

Daiquiri or Black Forest Manhattan

and you’ll have yourself a party.


STYLE | promotion 113

ALL ABOARD!

With its own sushi train and wall of sake,

Cookai’s return to the city brings together

the best of both worlds.

Lovers of Japanese fare are flocking to The Crossing

where Cookai has made itself a new home – back where it

belongs.

The Canterbury earthquakes forced a move out of the

original Cashel Street site, and a Riccarton premises has

kept Cookai fans sated. However, the pull to return to the

city’s heart was relentless.

“While we got on with rebuilding our lives and our

livelihoods after the quakes, more and more loyal

customers kept asking me when we were returning to the

central city,” explains owner Alfred Wong, who is so please

to be back – with Cookai v3.0.

Today’s Cookai is sleek and inviting, with a mesmerising

sushi train that will add excitement to any dining

experience, and a menu to match.

Complimenting this is a well considered, balanced offering

that ticks the boxes for Japanese favourites: including

sashimi, ramen, donburi and tempura. You could easily

settle in for a main course, such as the slow-cooked pork

belly ($21.50) and soft shell crab ($22.50), or choose from

smaller dishes that include a seafood salad ($14), beef tataki

($15.50) and a spicy tuna sushi roll ($17.50).

To drink? Well, you’re spoilt for choice. The usual

suspects are expanded upon with a cocktail list that has

five special house concoctions created every day. For the

adventurous, explore the Japanese liqueurs, or dip your

taste buds into the world of rice wine with a Sake Tasting

Tray ($18, with three chilled sake).

Whether or not you have experienced one of this

restaurant’s previous guises, it’s clearly time you join the

Cookai convoy.

t COOKAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT,

SUSHI TRAIN & BAR

Food Terrace

Level 1, The Crossing

Christchurch Central

03 343 2860


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Kate Anderson, Tracey James

ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE

FAREWELLS GILLIAN SIMPSON

After a decade at the helm, Gillian Simpson rang the bell on her

time as St Margaret’s College principal. As the reins pass on to

Diana Patchett, a delightful farewell was held to thank Gillian and

husband David for all they have done for the school.

Gillian and David Simpson

Melissa Chester, Nicole Lloyd, Sian Fremaux

Ange and Bob Davidson

Karen Hampton, Karen Jenkins, Chris Laughton

Richard and Cindy McEwan, Stuart Montgomerie

Lillian Pickles, Bindy O’Callaghan, James Evans, Katherine Tyson


Jane Steel, Michelle Laming, Amber Hamilton

Vicki Lay, Nicola Fraser, Kim James

Sarah Crowe, Zaneta Marshall

FROBISHER INTERIORS

VIP EVENT

Frobisher Interiors opened its beautiful showroom to offer invited

guests a sneak peek of new products by international interior

designer Kelly Hoppen. With a glass of bubbles in hand, it was a truly

delightful way to spend a chilly winter’s night – with the added bonus

of being able to take your favourite designer pieces home.

Photography Martin Hunter

Helen and Jasmine Gough

Dr Georgia Ciaran

Flora Johnson

Raylene McMeekan, Jessica Beavon, Ryan Twomey, Jade Bentham

Exclusive stockists of Kelly Hoppen.

Now Open in Wanaka.

KELLY HOPPEN

www.frobisher.co.nz

Christchurch | 322 Manchester Street | 03 355 2628

Wanaka | 21 Reece Crescent | 03 433 2025


Gary and Rachel Wilson

Anne-Marie and Trevor Kite

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO

CHARITY TOURNAMENT

It was all about survival from the moment the Christchurch

Casino’s bi-annual charity tournament kicked off. Themed

‘Survivor: Good Deeds’, participants ran the gauntlet against Lady

Luck to determine which local charities would walk away with a

share of the $10,000 prize pot.

Scott McClay, Glenwyn Carson, Greg Cooper

Adam Robertson, Luci Williams,

Jayne Mulligan, Moira McPhail

Michelle Attwood, Rebecca Dunlay

Sam Morgan, Natalie Cox

Hayden Murphy, Lauren Shamy

Jemma Clarke, Jennifer Beatty, Sarah Lapslie


Karen Smith, Judy Shaw, Peter Barken

Paul and Leah Adams

CARPET COURT OPENS

IN RANGIORA

To celebrate the addition of a Rangiora store to Carpet Court’s

offerings, it was more than just a red swathe laid out in

welcome. With so many textures underfoot, it was hard not to leave

the shoes at the door!

Photography Gilbert Wealleans

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118 STYLE | win

WIN!

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

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

Entries close August 30.

BEAUTIFUL

BLOOMS

A box of roses has taken on a

new meaning thanks to Barrelli.

For the lifetime of the one or

two dozen roses you choose,

this stunning bouquet will be

on show in a stylish round

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START A WINTER ROMANCE

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Made in New Zealand, Flexo is a Lego enhancer that enables

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Add one or more of these cushions to your home for a

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STYLE | fashion 99

NZ FASHION WEEK,

27 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER,

ANZ VIADUCT EVENTS

CENTRE, AUCKLAND

The first four days of NZ Fashion Week are for

those in the know – events for buyers, media,

trade experts and the like.

HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Show: ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents

Designer’ Turet Knuefermann

Runway Shows: Trelise Cooper (two backto-back

shows), Kathryn Wilson, Hailwood

(off-site)

Global Launch: Edmund Hillary Collection

New Gens Show: featuring Havilah, Staving

Artists Fund, LVLD Clothing, Olli

Contemporary Salon Shows: featuring Jarrad

Goodman, Not For You, Ryan Turner

Swimwear Show: featuring Heaven Swimwear,

Aurai Swimwear, Saltysea

THE PEAK OF MEN’S FASHION

Co-founded by Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund,

a new high-end menswear line will be launched

at NZ Fashion Week. The Edmund Hillary

Collection takes its lead from the legendary

adventurer, with an intention to “inspire the

greatness of Sir Edmund Hillary in us all”.

Heavily influenced by images taken during

that world-changing 1953 ascent of Everest,

this outdoor clothing label will have you clad

in classic garments that focus on functionality,

without compromising in style. To take the

feel-good factor up another notch, a percentage

of all profits will be pumped back into schools,

hospitals and outdoor initiatives in Nepal, New

Zealand and the UK.

NZ FASHION WEEKEND,

31 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER,

ANZ VIADUCT EVENTS CENTRE

A weekend of runway shows, workshops and seminars – events for

fashionistas far and wide.

HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Show Friday Night: Superette – with limited-edition

collaborations from Ksubi, Bassike, P.E. Nation, Dylan Kain, Ragdoll LA

and Amber Sceat

Saturday Night Show: Zambesi

Runway Shows: Ponsonby Presents, Augustine, PIA

Sunday Show: YMCA Walk the Line – run entirely by youth, for youth

Closing Event: Mercy Hospice showcase – garments from Auckland

hospice shops (ticket proceeds going to Mercy Hospice)

BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

Look down on fashion from the VIP Sky Box, situated above the

crowd and at the end of the runway. Secure yourself a seat and you’ll

be sipping on Beau Joie champagne and tipping your goody bag out to

see what other jewels are provided inside this fashionable crown.

FASHION ON A PLATE

Enjoy your runway show of choice with a table at this new pop-up

style café, NZFW Fashion Plate. Set to highlight New Zealand

produce, whether it’s brunch, lunch or high tea, you’ll be served up in

style – obviously. Wines, cocktails and champagne on the menu too.

A FASHIONABLE, BEAUTIFUL BARGAIN

Back again is the Designer Pop Up Sale and Beauty Hub. The former

brings together much-loved leading labels in racks of one-offs, samples

and end-of-line items, while the latter ensures you leave with a hot

red-lipped smile on your face. It’s such a privilege, there’s even a $20

entry fee to get in to this epic sale.

OFF THE MARKET

New to the weekend line-up is a partnership with General Collective

that will see 14 brands combine for a uber trendy boutique market on

Sunday. The range of handmade, design-focussed products will surely

compliment your purchases at the Designer Pop Up Sale and Beauty

Hub (tickets for which will give you access to the market too).

Let us give

you a winter

makeover

before

after

Make an appointment today (03) 384 1743

4/2 Soleares Ave, Mt Pleasant

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