Style: December 01, 2018

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DECEMBER 2018

Gifts

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FROM ME TO ME

A

HOLIDAY

WITH

SANTA

HOW BEST TO

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REGULARS

12 INSIDE WORD

16 SAVE THE DATE

93 SEE BE SEEN

A Snapshot Of The

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LIFE

18 RECIPE FEATURE

Your Christmas

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22 FESTIVE FEATURE

Twelve Steps To A

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RESENE

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Christmas Gifts You’ll

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40 ARCHITECTURE

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61 FASHION NEWS

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66 FASHION FEATURE

What To Wear To The

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68 SPECIAL FEATURE

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72 FASHION SHOOT

Celebration Central

78 MEN’S FASHION

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What’s going to be on your Christmas table for 2018? Last

year, I tackled turkey for the first time, and was delighted not

to be serving up a dry old bird on the day (thank you, Annabel

Langbein). There was a fair amount of prepwork involved, starting

the night before with the creation of a brine for the bird to bathe

in for 12 hours. I think this might have been part of the secret to

my success, especially after seeing how Aikman’s chef Tim Nott

perfects his lamb (page 18). Tim told us the key to his festive lamb

dish is submerging it in liquid and cooking it slowly for four hours.

That’s less high maintenance than my turkey!

When we considered the types of recipes that would be the

cherry on top of an (over) indulgent day, we thought it best

we be inclusive – vegetarians and vegans, we’ve got your back.

Nowadays, if you don’t consider your guests’ dietary requirements,

you run the risk of someone going without, or, worse still, a mad

dash for the EpiPen – making for an event you’d rather forget.

We’ve had a memorable year at Style, spreading the magazine

love as far south as the Southern Lakes and as far north as

Singapore. Thank you for all your support and feedback, we truly

appreciate it. What we have lined up for 2019 is set to have you

coming back for more than just seconds. After all, if it’s in Style, it’s

on trend.

Christmas wishes and Happy New Year to you all, from the

Style team.

Kate Preece

EDITOR


Things are HOT in the

Bayleys Knight Frank

Foyer this summer...

Visit Christchurch Art Gallery and check out

the strange world of Genetekker Archaic.

The bunker building on the Gallery’s forecourt

has been taken over by a medieval fantasy game

in an out-there collaboration between artists

Jess Johnson and Simon Ward fuelled by a love

of old-school video games. The game continues

inside the Gallery in the Bayleys Knight Frank

Foyer with Ward’s massive digital animations

of Johnson’s drawings on the big screens.


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INSIDE WORD

Image: The Social Project

FIND

New to Queenstown is Fritz’s Wieners, busting hunger

on Camp Street, while fans of Zamora will be lining up

for The Meat Preachers (19 Grant Road, Frankton).

Described as “an authentic South American-inspired

barbecue experience”, it’s all about flavour-rich produce

– from sausages and biltong to chimichurri sauce.

For Cantabs, Town Tonic’s Jamie Bennett and Shafeeq

Ismail have opened a bistro where The Grey Robin

nested in New Regent Street. Called Story, the narrative

is local, seasonal and generous (Canterbury venison, Te

Mana lamb, miso eggplant, avocado and yuzu mousse).

Expect menu revisions every couple of months as the

international kitchen talents take turns at the pans.

EXPERIENCE

The Armstrong Prestige Hagley Park Polo Classic

returns to Christchurch on January 27. With no free

areas this time, tickets are like gold dust. Our pick is the

R18 Champagne Lawn Enclosure, where $55 gains entry

to a fabulous area created and hosted by the team from

Louis Champagne And Oyster Bar. Champagne, oysters

and the best players and ponies from around the world?

How could we say no.

Up north, luxury lifestyle hotel SO/ Auckland has

officially rolled out the red carpet at 67 Customs Street

East. Expect to be dazzled by designer flair as the hotel

has partnered with none other than WORLD to deliver

“Auckland’s most audacious hotel”.


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INSIDE WORD

image: Vanessa Ortynsky

INDULGE

Warning: this new sweet spot might be your undoing.

Sweet Soul Patisserie has opened in Christchurch

(126 Cashel Street), and every week provides new

flavours to tempt you over to the dark side… of sweet

heaven. The Hagley cherry blossom cake was a fave of

our food writer!

As soon as the workday ends on Friday, it’s time to head

to Waipara. During summer, Black Estate plays host to

local DJs and a specially curated dinner menu, matching

with stellar wines and spectacular sunsets. What a great

way to see in the weekend.

SHOP

Saben is taking its seriously stylish ways into the world of

travel. ‘Going places? You Lucky Lucky Thing’ is the first

of its luggage ranges and features luxe touches that set

these polycarbonate cases apart. A set to label well!

Wanaka has recently welcomed Untouched World to

35 Helwick Street, where you’ll discover beautiful natural

fabrics (soy bean, merino, cashmere and organic cotton)

and a curated collection of recycled silver jewellery,

ceramics, gifts and homewares.

New to Merivale Mall, Flo & Frankie offers

contemporary style across fashion, homewares, and

more. There’s even a range of products that support

vulnerable women in rural Nepal through your purchase.

Your future starts here.

We’re leading the way.

Faringdon’s latest release ‘The Borough’ is a quick walkies away from

Rolleston town centre, and is filled with the things that make life doggone easy.

Parks and reserves, reticulated gas, lightning fast fibre broadband,

and a new shopping precinct - it’s the sort of infrastructure that could

very well make other developments barking mad with envy.

Faringdon

available now.

Sections between 444 and 944m 2 , prices starting

from $165,000. Titles available in early 2019.

Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849

or go to www.faringdon.co.nz

Local Faringdon kid,

Mackenzie Norrell

wants to be a vet

when she grows up.

Check out the new

video on our website.

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SAVE THE DATE

DECEMBER 2018 | EMAIL YOUR EVENTS TO editor@style.kiwi

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SHANIA TWAIN

Forsyth Barr Stadium,

Dunedin

12 & 14 JANUARY

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

12: Hagley Park, Christchurch

14: John Davies Oval, Queenstown

UNTIL 19 JANUARY

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

The Court Theatre,

Christchurch

ARTS

1 – 22

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Court Jesters’ fun, family-friendly and

interactive version of A Christmas Carol.

The Court Theatre, Christchurch

6 & 7

LEIGHS CONSTRUCTION

OUTDOOR CINEMA

Enjoy screenings in a most picturesque

setting. All proceeds will go towards the

Arts Centre restoration.

The Arts Centre of Christchurch

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7 DAYS LIVE

Dai Henwood, Jeremy Corbett, Paul

Ego, and more deliver quick-fire stand-up

comedy brilliance.

Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

27 – 29

MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY

An immersive party experience brought

to you by the best artists from the world

of circus and cabaret – made for kids!

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

SPORTS

5

THE GREAT NZ SANTA RUN/WALK

Run or walk the most festive 2-3km

course... in a Santa suit. Supporting the

Graeme Dingle Foundation.

Hagley Park North, Christchurch

John Wilson Ocean Drive, Dunedin

8

A DAY AT THE POLO

The Ronald McDonald House South

Island presents great polo, food, auctions

and stomping of the divots, all for a

great cause.

Port Hills Polo Club, Tai Tapu

9

CANTERBURY HALF MARATHON

Runners will enjoy the distraction of lake

views and some impressive homes as

they complete either the 21km or 9km

route around Pegasus Town.

Pegasus, Waimakariri

15

BNZ CRUSADERS VS ALL STARS BAT

IT OUT FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Before the 20/20 match begins, children

can take to the field for a cricket academy

with Dan Van of Evolution Sports.

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

26 – 30

BLACKCAPS V SRI LANKA

The second test of the series.

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

MUSIC

7 DECEMBER – 22 FEBRUARY

SUNSET SESSIONS

Each Friday, unwind with live music,

drinks and tapas within the confines of

the rose garden.

DoubleTree by Hilton,

Christchurch

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A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS

A joyful selection of sparkling musical

delights, seasonal orchestral favourites

and popular yuletide carols by the CSO.

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

30 DECEMBER - 3 JANUARY

WHARE FLAT FOLK FESTIVAL

Four days of music and dance concerts,

workshops, entertainment and relaxation.

Waiora Scout Camp, Whare Flat,

Dunedin

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TOP PADDOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nine acts, two stages, eight and a half

hours of music, showcasing national and

international artists.

Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka

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NEW YEAR’S EVE

It starts with family-friendly activities,

continues with live bands, and ends with

a midnight fireworks display.

North Hagley Park, Christchurch

Beach Street, Queenstown

The Octagon, Dunedin

19 JANUARY

GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY

SUMMER CONCERT

This year’s international line-up boasts the

talents of Roger Hodgson, Toni Childs,

James Reyne and Mark Seymour.

Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown


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CHRISTMAS

three ways

What’s on the menu for this year’s festive feast?

Let us inspire you with recipes from chef Tim Nott of the

recently refurbished Aikman’s in Merivale.

Photography Charlie Rose Creative

Sponsored by Aikman’s Bar & Eatery and

Aikman’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar


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TRADITIONAL

When we asked Tim for his take on a

traditional festive meal, lamb was quick to

come to mind. This dish is set to grace his

own Christmas table – a favourite not just

for this time of year, but for family Sunday

roasts throughout.

CHEF

TIP

Placing baking paper

over the liquid prevents

the lamb from burning

as the liquid

reduces.

“The key to perfectly cooked lamb is choosing

the right cut for what you want to be serving. I

chose the bone-in shoulder because it holds its

flavour, texture and shape in a braise and has

great fat content for maximum flavour,” Tim

says. “And it serves up to four people.”

Festive cranberry lamb shoulder

(SERVES 2-4)

INGREDIENTS

1 lamb shoulder

(bone-in)

2 carrots

1 large white onion

2 sticks of celery

10 garlic cloves

750ml red wine (merlot)

2 litres vegetable stock

500ml cranberry juice

2 sticks of rosemary

1 bunch of thyme

10 black peppercorns

3 bay leaves

1 cinnamon quill

2 star anise

WINE

MATCH

CHURCH

ROAD

MCDONALD

SERIES

SYRAH

200g dried cranberries

Handful of fresh mint,

chopped

30g cornflour mixed

with 15ml cold water

flaky sea salt

canola oil

EQUIPMENT

REQUIRED

Heavy-based saucepan

Deep roasting dish –

approx. 30cm x 30cm,

x 20cm deep

SUGGESTED

SIDES

Roast potatoes,

steamed broccoli,

and minted peas

with toasted

almonds

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 150°C on bake.

2. Score the top of the lamb shoulder with a paring knife and rub with

a generous amount of flaky sea salt.

3. Roughly chop carrots and onion, cut celery in 2cm pieces, and crush

garlic cloves.

4. Heat a heavy-based pan with a splash of canola oil, place the lamb

shoulder scored side down and brown for 4-5 minutes.

5. Remove the lamb shoulder from pan to a deep roasting dish with

enough room to submerge the lamb in liquid.

6. While pan is still hot, add the diced vegetables and sauté till brown,

then add the red wine and simmer for 10 minutes.

7. Once reduced, add the wine and vegetables to the roasting dish

with stock, cranberry juice, rosemary, thyme, peppercorns, bay

leaves, cinnamon and star anise. Make sure the lamb is submerged –

top up with water if needed – and add a couple of pinches of salt.

8. Place a layer of baking paper on top of the braising liquid, cover the

roasting dish tightly with foil and place in the oven for 4 hours.

9. Once the lamb is tender, carefully remove from the braising liquid

and wrap in foil to keep warm.

10. Strain the liquid into a pan and heat until reduced by 50%.

11. Add dried cranberries, chopped mint and cornflour mixture to

braising liquid and stir to thicken on high heat. Once thickened,

remove from heat and pour into a serving jug.

TO SERVE

Remove lamb from foil and place on serving dish. Pull apart with two

forks and portion out. Finally, pour braising liquid over lamb and your

choice of vegetables.


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CHEF

TIP

VEGETARIAN

From a large family of meat eaters, Tim admits a vegetarian

Christmas is not likely in his household. However, as a chef,

his appreciation for such dishes has continued to increase, and

he admits to serving more vege-based meals than he used to.

“There are so many vegetables out there and so much we can

do with them,” Tim enthuses. “There is more than one way to

skin a potato.”

To make a dish

memorable, focus on

one ingredient

and make it shine.

Asparagus and courgette salad with

goat’s cheese and pine nuts

WINE

MATCH

MAHI ROSÉ

INGREDIENTS

2 bunches of asparagus

1 courgette

2 garlic cloves

1 lemon

100g goat’s feta

50g pine nuts, toasted

30ml olive oil

salt and pepper

handful of parsley,

chopped

METHOD

1. Trim asparagus and cut in half, then blanch in boiling salted

water for 30 seconds and refresh in ice water.

2. Use a peeler to shave the courgette lengthways to form

ribbons and discard the core.

3. Thinly slice the garlic and zest the lemon. Toss both with

courgette ribbons, crumbled goat’s cheese, olive oil, salt,

pepper, finely chopped parsley, and the juice of the lemon.

TO SERVE

Toss asparagus with courgette ribbons and pine nuts, a touch more

olive oil and salt and pepper, then place in a bowl of your choice.

Best served cold.


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VEGAN

In today’s world, it’s important to ask your guests about their

dietary requirements before sitting down to any type of feast. Tim

chose to cater for vegans with this delicious dessert.

Vegan vanilla cheesecake with

coconut cashew caramel sauce

CHEF

TIP

It’s not as difficult as you

think to transform your

favourite recipe into one

everyone can eat – just

do your homework

ahead of time.

INGREDIENTS

400g raw cashew nuts

150g blanched almonds

200ml almond milk

100g coconut oil

100g pitted dates

2 whole vanilla pods

2 Tbsp agave syrup

100g coconut sugar

lime zest and toasted

almonds for garnish

WINE

MATCH

MON

CHEVAL

RIESLING

METHOD

1. Soak cashew nuts in boiling water for 1 hour. Remove a quarter with about 200ml

of the water and set aside for sauce. Drain the rest and put aside.

2. To make the base: In a blender place 100g of blanched almonds, pitted dates and

40g melted coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Blend until texture can be pressed

together by hand. Pour mixture into lined cake tin and compact evenly with the

bottom of a measuring cup. Place in fridge to set for 1 hour.

3. To make the topping: Drain water from the cashews (300g) and place in blender

with almond milk, agave syrup, the insides of the vanilla pods and 60g melted

coconut oil. Blend till smooth. Remove pre-made base from fridge and pour in the

blended mixture.

4. To make the sauce: Blitz the reserved cashews and water in blender till smooth then

pour into a saucepan. Add coconut sugar then bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

TO SERVE

Pour over coconut cashew caramel sauce and garnish with chopped toasted almonds and

fresh lime zest. Sauce can be served warm or cold.

Aikman’s is an established name in Meriale, but recently it’s undergone a lot of change. Refurbished

and looking better than ever, Aikman’s Bar & Eatery and Aikman’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar

(formerly Zanzibar) both flow into the iconic Aikman’s courtyard and are jointly run by a new

management team. The new owners have invested heavily into updating what’s on offer, lifting the

game, quality and service in what is one of Christchurch’s favourite destinations.

aikmans.nz


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12 TIPS

OF CHRISTMAS

To ensure you’re not on the naughty list this year, take note.

Words Ella James

1. DECK THE HALLS

Decorations needn’t jingle, and they needn’t flash.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without decorating your home and backyard. Now, by

no means are we discouraging this most festive tradition, but perhaps we could all vow

to make things a little more, what’s the word... tasteful?

Garish flashing lights and balding tinsel will catapult you straight onto the naughty list,

whilst chic, subtle offerings will do quite the opposite. Baubles, wreaths and table settings

in tasteful tones – namely reds and muted metallics – certainly constitute as festive

without damaging your interior design credentials well into the new year. Oh, and don’t

even think about letting the children loose with the spray-on snow.


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3. GIVING IT BACK

What to give the person who has everything.

Christmas is the time to give back, so if you’re

looking for a gift for the person who already has

it all, why not donate to charity on their behalf?

It’s definitely something we should all be doing

far more often. When I was a child my parents

adopted a panda for me, and though it took

them a while to successfully explain that said

panda wouldn’t be moving in with me, it was

undoubtedly the gift that I remember most fondly.

Charitable gifts can come in many forms; from

donating to a crisis to buying a goat or chicken for

a family less fortunate. And hey, who needs that

new loofah anyway?

2. THE MORNING AFTER

Don’t let Christmas spirits get the better of you.

So, perhaps you got a little bit too merry at your

Christmas party and you have to attend a festive lunch

with the in-laws the day after, regardless of how dusty

you’re feeling. We’ve got you covered.

When it comes to hangovers, prevention is the key,

so fill your bellies up before exclaiming ‘bottoms up’

– now is the time to indulge in greasy foods, so tuck

in. Then, once the Mumm starts flowing, ensure you

gulp a glass of water in between each flute. If, when

the sun comes up you’re still feeling rough, try sipping

some coconut water to rehydrate, get your blood

sugar levels back up with some fruit juice and, if things

are looking truly dire, head back to bed because time

cures everything, right?

4. GET GLOWING

Great skin doesn’t occur miraculously.

Given the indulgent foods and copious amounts

of alcohol we consume during party season, it’s

little wonder our skin suffers a great deal. But

don’t panic, you can still party until the small

hours and look fresh-faced in time for breakfast.

Drinking plenty of water will not only help with the

hangover but will help with your skin too, so drink

up. Alcohol will dehydrate your skin, so slap on

your favourite moisturiser and allow to set for 30

minutes before applying make-up.

No matter how jolly you get, it’s imperative to

remove your make-up properly after a night out;

micellar water works wonders, even on sensitive

skin. Still feeling a little bit puffy faced after a night

on the town? A quartz roller that’s been kept

in the fridge overnight feels just heavenly and

will help with the absorption of any skin-saving

products. Just make sure you explain to your other

half that it’s not edible.


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5. THE RIGHT SIDE DISH

What to contribute when you’re not hosting.

There’s really nothing worse than turning up with the same dish as someone else,

so get creative in the kitchen and, for arguments sake, hold the sprouts. If you’re

struggling for ideas, keep those with intolerances or dietary preferences in mind.

Vegans usually fall short at large family dinners, succumbing to a plate merely

comprised of vegetables and the few potatoes that haven’t been exposed to

duck fat, so make sure you’ve got their backs with a side dish that will satisfy

vegans and non-vegans alike. Mini nut roasts will have everyone at the table

asking for your recipe, so don’t let them know which celebrity chef you imitated

this time. It goes without saying that a side dish picked up from the supermarket

en route simply won’t do.

6. SECRET SANTA ADVICE

They don’t want the bath set you got in your stocking last year.

Christmas is all about giving, we know, but we don’t think there’s any

reason you can’t benefit from a secret Santa gift. Perhaps give the gift

of a cocktail or sushi making kit. The new-found cocktail enthusiast

will surely need a taste tester, and you’ll be the first volunteer, with

one hand waving in the air, the other clutching a mojito glass that’s

oh-so-ready to be filled to the brim.

It’s important for us to mention budgets. If your secret Santa

budget is set to $15 then stick to it. That $100 perfume will only

induce gifting guilt and there’s nothing festive about that.

7. THE CHRISTMAS MORNING GET-UP

What do you mean you didn’t get new pyjamas in your stocking?

On Christmas morning, comfort is a priority. In a scenario of over

eating and over drinking, an elasticated waistband is only ever seen as

a good thing. But alas, carol singers or long lost relatives may swing

by unexpectedly, so looking well put together is also imperative. Ask

Santa to pick some in a wonderful print or bold colour in order to

keep things fun, young and fresh.

The best part about wearing pyjamas on Christmas morning is

that when you simply can’t converse any longer and you’re filing for

chocolate coin bankruptcy, you can sneak off to bed, without having to

slip into something more comfortable and more spacious.

8. TAMING HUNGRY, UNEXPECTED GUESTS

Cupboard fillers to feed the masses.

No, the half-eaten tray of Tim Tams really won’t suffice. During the festive season,

you never know who’s going to pop in, but chances are they’ll be hungry so have

ammunition at the ready. Macaroons can be picked up cheaply; they keep well and

look most impressive served with either coffee or champagne. Be sure to have a

supply of cold meats, olives, cheeses and crackers; when you hear those guests

trotting up the drive, grab the chopping board and assemble that platter stat.

They’ll welcome a change to the standard mince pie, trust us. If you fail to prepare,

you’d better be willing for them to eat the candy canes off the tree.


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9. CHEERS TO THAT

The tipple to serve as your guests arrive.

Whilst no guest will expect a gorgeous barman holding a tray of martinis on their

arrival, if the weather turns up the heat best provide them with a refreshing drink

before you start exchanging gifts.

There’s nothing more classic than Buck’s Fizz, so why fix what’s not broken? It’s

simply two parts champagne, one part orange juice. So when you switch to three

parts champers, the young ones can sip on the leftover orange juice. Don’t forget

the designated drivers. Just because they’re playing taxi, doesn’t mean they should

miss out, so provide non-alcoholic options, such as flavoured sodas, that are

equally delicious. Chin chin!

10. PRESENTS FOR YOUR POOCH

It won’t do to forget your four-legged friends.

As cute as that elf outfit may look, your pet probably won’t

enjoy wearing it, especially during these warmer months. Yes,

they’ll look adorable, but let’s purchase something more practical

instead. One of the nicest ideas we’ve heard is paying for your

fluffy friend to have a dog walking session once a week for a few

months. It’s the ideal gift from busy families who can’t always pop

home at lunch time for a run around the park. Most dog walkers

will let you book blocks of sessions in one go. That’s one way to

keep them from digging up the flower garden!

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11. FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS

Conversations to avoid at all costs.

Family gatherings can be exhausting, right? With distant relatives asking

questions about your ex and young children causing sheer havoc, it’s

important to stay calm and collected. To avoid interrogation, get in there

first with your own list of personal questions. Never, I repeat, never bring

up politics around the dinner table. After all, the Christmas crackers should

be the only thing going bang. It’s not unheard of to make a seating plan for

Christmas dinner if it means that two overly opinionated family members

can be seated on opposite ends of the table before someone broaches

any unstable subjects. A little strategic planning can aid in keeping the

conversation as light and fluffy as the pavlova, so consider getting crafty and

calling upon your children to make some name cards of their own.

12. TURKEY TANTRUMS

What to do if you stuff the turkey.

Any other day of the year, you could cook the

turkey with your eyes closed, but on Christmas

Day things just never seem to go quite as

smoothly, and a stress-free lunch seems like a

Christmas miracle in itself. The key to a having

a jolly old time is to have backups, plenty

and plenty of backups. Foods that don’t need

thawing or require too long in the oven are

true lifesavers when it comes to disguising an

over-cooked bird. We recommend smaller

portions of your chosen meat that require little

to no prep, should you need to call upon them.

As long as you have something to fill that

little corner on their plates, your ravenous

guests will be none the wiser. No joy still? Crack

open the box of chocolates that your in-laws

gave you, keep those wine glasses filled to the

brim and order a takeaway.


Come on in to Christchurch’s central city this festive season.

Check off your shopping list, soak in the ambience of

the Avon River and explore the new cafés, restaurants,

boutiques and outdoor spaces.

Here’s three reasons you should come in and explore the city:

Santa Parade

Sunday 2 December, 2pm

It’s not Christmas until you’ve been to

the Santa Parade. Come in to the city

and enjoy the spectacular floats, clowns,

animals, marching girls, music and of

course Santa himself! This festival of

all-things Christmas, is not to be missed.

The Parade will start at the corner of

Madras and St Asaph Streets and travel

down Madras Street to Kilmore Street.

While you’re in town, let the kids burn

off some energy at the Margaret Mahy

Playground then wander down to The

Terrace for a riverside beverage and

some delicious hot food.

Christmas shopping in the

central city

The central city will be buzzing with the

festive feeling this December so come

in and soak up the warm summer days

as you tick off your gift list.

Throughout December, lucky shoppers

may even stumble across our Christmas

elves giving out vouchers from local

retailers, carrying shopping bags and

topping up parking meters!

Join us for an evening of late night

shopping on Friday 14 December, from

6pm to 8pm. The central city will be

buzzing with festivities and our magical

Christmas elves will be out in full force.

SummerTimes

The annual SummerTimes programme

brings a hive of activity to the city every

year with a huge range of events from

December through to March. Why not

grab a bite to eat and check out one of

the fantastic events in the central city?

On Friday 7 December celebrate the

launch of the SummerTimes programme

with live bands on The Terrace from

4:30pm to 7pm. Get festive at the

YMCA Carols by Candlelight in Victoria

Square on Christmas Eve and celebrate

New Year’s Eve in North Hagley Park

with The Jordan Luck Band!

Come on in and #explorechristchurch this Christmas!

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Merry Christmas

TO MOI – AND TO ALL

’Tis the season for entertaining as well as for giving, so why not indulge in an

on-trend gift for your home that will also bring great joy to your family and friends.

Words Gaynor Stanley


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Here’s an idea. Forget trawling online or on-foot for umpteen, let’s be honest,

often token gifts for in-laws or friends – suggest a secret Santa alternative.

Then, invest in one outstanding gift for your entertaining space (we’re talking hot

tub or even hotter fire pit) that, while a tad selfish, will also make your loved ones

as happy as second cousin Larry at the next gathering at your place.

Inside out is the big thing right now as designer furniture and even outdoor

rugs take up residence on patios and decks. Louvred ceilings or awnings further

blur the line between indoors and out. An expanding range of all-weather fabrics

mean the days of rushing your cushions into a box every time rain threatens are

behind us. Now you can leave your outdoor room ready to receive guests and

fair hollering ‘come on over’.

Kyoto Bean Bags from Lujo’s Indoor X Out Collection in Sage and Honey.

Uber cool bean bags

Who doesn’t gravitate to a bean bag? Especially the

luxury kind produced by New Zealand companies

like Coast and Lujo. Lujo’s new Indoor X Out range

is made from a textured, wool-like Sunbrella Blend

fabric in summery hues that is both luxuriously soft

for interiors and totally capable of enduring 24/7 in

the elements. Even better, splash out on what must

be the ultimate pool accessory – a super-stylish,

super-comfy floating bean bag. For designer style

that’s robust enough to grace five-star resort pools

globally, take a look at Soo Santai.

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Outdoor furniture gets hip

It’s exciting to see outdoor furniture at last moving on from boxy rattan and ho-hum

teak to contemporary designs that would be equally at home in your living room.

Complementing the greater choice of outdoor fabrics, manufacturers are using more

varied materials in furniture frames. When you go shopping, expect to see more

metals, like powder-coated aluminium and steel, material combos like timber paired

with concrete, brass, rope and webbing details, and softer, more natural fabrics in

neutral colours. If you fancy low-slung, modular or turned legs for your outdoor suite

now you can find them in your favourite retailer or online (try modernstyle.co.nz).

Diphano’s Newport

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Minotti’s Quadrado (ECC) range features a

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Fire things up

Flickering flames to gather round and swap goss are hard to beat for

ambiance and warmth as the sun goes down. Some truly stunning

outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are now available in New Zealand – alas

Cantabrians may have a hard time convincing neighbours or the local

council to tolerate some of them, so check before you buy. Open wood

fires generate the most heat but opt for gas or bioethanol to avoid

smoke and sparks – Living Flame and Naked Flame have some tempting

options – or consider the glass-panelled RB73 Quaruba wood fire

framed in fashionable CorTen steel from Outdoor Concepts. A fire you

can also cook on should pass muster with ECan, so look for outdoor

fireplace brands like Flare, Buschbeck or Chef (pictured on page 29) that

include pizza ovens and grills in their accessories. And if cooking for a

crowd is one of your pleasures, perhaps it’s time to go the whole hog

and install a full outdoor kitchen.

A gift of beauty and conviviality: the RB73 Quaruba fire.

Garden larks

How about seeding that immaculate lawn of yours with some good old

fashioned laughter? The early colonists were on to something when they

would gather some chums to keep alive the old country’s hugely popular

pastime of croquet. Indeed, the game was considered the epitome of civilised

society. One wonders whether the tradition is poised for a revival given the

number of croquet sets available in New Zealand. The Big Game Company has

beautifully crafted sets for four to six players (with proper coloured wooden

balls, hardwood mallets and steel hoops) and it also specialises in giant games

for backyard fun like Jenga and Chess).

Mules on wheels

Drinks trolleys are back in vogue to put some swank into cocktail hour.

Retro and vintage styles straight out of the Mad Men props dept are

popular and we are quite partial to the understated glamour of the

Hamptons Bar Cart, hand-crafted from subtly glazed black rattan. Stock

the shelves with gin, whisky, rum, tequila and vodka, mixers, muddlers,

shakers and tumblers and get ready to party. Oh, and get ready to

welcome the water bar to your summer entertaining repertoire (searches

have soared on Pinterest this year). Infuse still or sparkling water with an

abundance of summer fruits and herbs and present as prettily as can be at

your outdoor drinks station.

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Mahootus two-person hot tub made

from Canadian western red cedar.

Hot and steamy

Stay warm while talking deep into our long

summer nights enjoying a blissful soak in

your own backyard hot tub. Our tip is to

forgo plastic and fibreglass in favour of the

natural beauty and quiet, chemical-free

operation of a cedar hot tub. This could

be the most extravagant purchase on our

wish list… most of the New Zealandmade

ones, like Mahootus (made to order

in Christchurch with external dual wood

or LPG burner) or Wanaka’s Stoked

(featuring an even lower maintenance

stainless steel interior and a cold tap to

temper the wood-fired burner that sits

inside the tub), start at around $10,000.

Just focus on what an asset it will be to

your landscaping, and your social life.

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FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Christmas comes but once a year, so make sure your favourite festive

anthems can be heard loud and clear through the Bulldog Bluetooth

speaker by AeroSystem. This larger-than-life version of man’s best friend is

compatible with all audio sources including smart phones, computers and

TVs, so playing your Michael Bublé Christmas album has never been easier.

Eaten too much pavlova? The Bluetooth feature means you can skip to your

favourite song from the comfort of the sofa. You’d have to be barking mad

to pay up the $7300 price tag, so perhaps you could just ask Santa very

nicely instead. www.neimanmarcus.com

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expensive tastes. Words Ella James

KID IN A CANDY STORE

While many items in the highly anticipated Neiman Marcus Christmas Book come

with affordable price tags, the department store’s annual catalogue features several

others that absolutely do not. The fantasy gift that caught our eye this year comes

in the form of a custom candy bar with one million pieces of Sugarfina candy. Yes,

one million pieces. Once the candy bar is installed in your home, you’ll receive

regular candy deliveries over a three-year period, so we recommend booking dentist

appointments well in advance. The price of $488,000 may leave a rather sour

taste in your mouth until learning that $10,000 of the sum is donated to The Heart

of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Oh, they’ve also thrown in a first-class trip to Italy to

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CRACKING UP

Christmas crackers are a fond tradition in most households,

but London’s Fortnum and Mason have set out to make some

noise with their Gold Wreath crackers. At $1060 for a box

of six, we’re not expecting the adults to go easy on the young

ones, as is often the case. The prizes within are certainly

worth squabbling over; a mini comb or dysfunctional yoyo

these are not. Silk pocket squares from Lanvin, silver-plated

honey drizzler and leather coin purses are awarded to the

victorious, so you’d better get working on those arm muscles.

Don’t worry, these suave crackers still come with a paper

crown and corny joke. www.fortnumandmason.com

THE CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Finally, we’ve found a Christmas jumper than we won’t pull

over our head so begrudgingly. Fashion designer Bella Freud

has gifted us with wonderful woollen jumpers that are subtly

festive and $580 is surely a small price to pay for a Christmas

jumper that doesn’t itch, flash or moult. This particular style

is a collaboration with one of our favourite Brit super models,

Kate Moss. The pair of influencers wanted to celebrate

the sheer brilliance of the untraditional, yet hugely popular,

Christmas tune Fairytale of New York by The Pogues. If we

don’t wake up to one of these jumpers under the tree, we

really will be rather disappointed. www.bellafreud.com

HOW SWEET IT IS

We all enjoy indulging heartily during the festive season; attacking each

block of chocolate and bag of sweets rather relentlessly. However, if the

chocolate under the tree had cost an eye-watering $1065, we’re sure

we may savour it for just a fraction longer, perhaps. To’ak is the company

putting chocolate making and tasting on the same high shelf of both wine

and whisky. Using the rarest and oldest variety of Ecuadorian cacao, that

was believed to be extinct, it’s little wonder the price tag on this sweet treat

is far larger than that on a bag of Pineapple Lumps. While it’s encouraged

to share the love at Christmas time, we probably won’t be snapping off a

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME

opportunity

If all you want for Christmas is a world class view, a tightlyheld

Scarborough landmark could have your name on it.

If you could go back in time to the early 1970s, you may have fond memories

of taking a plate to your friend’s party, cheese and pineapple on sticks and

dancing to the controversial soundtracks of Pink Floyd or the dulcet tones of

Fleetwood Mac.

At this time on the northern side of Scarborough Hill, better known as

Whitewash Head, a large residential building project was being undertaken.

The Godrey family was building a 380m2 home for themselves and their

children on a magnificent site with views to eternity. When the big southern

swells rolled in here it felt more like living onboard a ship. The Godfreys

enjoyed their seaside haven for 30 years, but once the kids moved out the

home and adjoining section were sold to another family – the Barrys.

Extensive changes were made. Having a young family meant relinquishing

the cantilevered pool in favour of a substantial retaining wall creating a rare

and large flat lawn play area. Many a get-together was held while watching

the sun go down over the Southern Alps and the surfers below riding waves

into the sunset. As party locations go, they don’t get any more spectacular

than this!

A decade passed and the Barrys moved north but retained Whitewash

Head Road. It had withstood the Canterbury earthquakes but was in need

of extensive repairs and tenanted for the last six years. The Barrys have now

decided it’s time to pass this glorious position to a new owner and are selling

the home as is/where is, along with the section next door.


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Renovate or develop this

spectacular site

Debi Pratt and Tim Macklin of Tall Poppy have been

engaged to facilitate the sale.

“We’re delighted to bring this spectacular

property to market,” says Debi. “Birds soar in front

on the nor’westerly winds and the ever-present vista

of the ocean stretching to the horizon makes this

one of the finest views of any home in the world.”

As well, the coveted location on the north-facing

side of Scarborough enjoys a consistently warmer

micro-climate relative to the rest of Christchurch,

being sheltered from the easterly and southerly

winds and above the cold inversions that can chill a

Christchurch winter.

Complementing Debi’s long pedigree in high-end

real estate, Tim has enormous experience with the

requirements and impacts of the earthquake events

on homes, having been a qualified loss adjuster for

the past seven years.

He expects interest to come from those wanting

a large renovation project or wishing to obtain a

spectacular site with development possibilities. Buy

one or both sections, restore the existing home or

demolish and build your own dream mansion. The

possibilities are as endless as that view.

“The phrase ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ is

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Connection to our

CULTURAL HERITAGE

The holiday season is a time when people return home to visit friends and family

– but what creates this feeling of ‘home’ in our cities?

Words Richard Dalman

ome’ can be a feeling of connection to our local cultural

‘Hheritage. In this issue I look at some of Christchurch’s

older structures that could have been lost in the earthquakes,

but have been repaired. New Regent Street, the Bridge of

Remembrance and the Christchurch Town Hall are places many

Cantabrians born pre-earthquake have visited and created

memories of, leading to a feeling of Christchurch city as home.

NEW REGENT STREET

New Regent Street was one of only a few large projects

completed in the South Island during the Great Depression.

The Spanish Mission-style pastel-coloured terrace buildings

were unique at the time, when most streetscapes were a mix of

heights and styles. Designed in 1932, it was (and probably still is)

New Zealand’s only street designed in a uniform style.

Originally, the site was a circus paddock that was transformed

into a huge roller-skating rink in 1888. The ‘Colosseum’ was

later used as a boot factory, an ice rink, and Christchurch’s first

picture theatre.

The 40 two-storey buildings were designed by Francis Willis

and opened on 1 April 1932. Only three shops were let at

the time because of the economy, but the pastel colours were

considered to be a sign of optimism.

In 1994, the road was turned into a pedestrian mall in

preparation for the tram to start operating the following year.

Following the earthquakes it was the only complete heritage

streetscape remaining. It was brought up to 69 per cent of the

new building code, with structural steel, reinforced concrete

walls added and a new continuous concrete raft foundation. It

was reopened in 2013.

Today, it is still a lively place of entertainment, where people

continue to enjoy the various shops, restaurants and bars, and

catch the tram.

BRIDGE OF REMEMBRANCE AND

MEMORIAL ARCH

Designed by Prouse and Gummer and built in 1924, the Bridge

of Remembrance and Memorial Arch commemorates the

soldiers of Canterbury who fought during World War I, and the

New Zealanders who fought and died in the wars that followed.


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The bridge is built on the site through which all Canterbury

soldiers passed as they marched off to war and is inscribed with

‘Quid non pro patria: What will a man not do for his country’.

It is constructed of concrete-faced sandstone, and was

converted to a pedestrian bridge in 1976.

As well as having historic and cultural significance, the arch

structures also provide an important landmark in our central city.

The arches were technically challenging to repair and involved

3D modelling and laser surveying. The seismic strengthening and

27m-deep piles will protect it if another large earthquake was

to occur.

The Bridge of Remembrance re-opened on Anzac Day 2016.

It will continue to be a place at which people can honour the

defence force personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice.

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL

Many Cantabrians have been to the Christchurch Town Hall,

whether for a school performance or graduation, a concert,

wedding reception, or just dinner at the old Boat Restaurant.

Before the Warren and Mahoney building opened in 1972,

Christchurch was without a town hall for 99 years. The first two

town halls, located side by side in the central city, were gutted by

fire in 1873.

The modernist design was the winner of an architectural

competition, and the floor plan is so simple it could be

sketched in 10 seconds. From the main entry off Kilmore

Street you turn right for the auditorium (previously

described as ‘Christchurch’s living room’), left for the James

Hay Theatre, and straight on for the function rooms and

restaurant. Easy!

The exterior form of the building follows the function

of the spaces within, unlike the Sydney Opera House

constructed at a similar time (to a much larger budget)

where the form is more sculptural and poetic.

Fortunately, the main spaces are being restored, while

the river side is being partially rebuilt. A new building on the

western side will house the V Base offices and Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra.

The repair work also consists of restoration of a number

of features including the 50 large panels of Pat Hanly’s 1971

artwork Rainbow Pieces, and improving the acoustics in the

James Hay Theatre and staging technology.

On completion the building will meet 100 per cent of

the building code. It reopens next year on 1 March.

Each of these structures has a past. They tell a story of

experiences, and together they join with our collective

memory of the city and help to inform our perception and

feeling of ‘home’.

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Money

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Have you resolved 2019 is time to

upgrade the car or get a loan for

another project? Style gets some

advice on how to go about it the

right way from Cath McCarthy

at Stadium Finance.

When should we start thinking about organising

finance?

Before you go shopping for your new possession,

regardless of whether it’s a car, motorbike, caravan,

spa pool or something else.

I’m worried about taking on debt; how do I work

out what I can comfortably repay?

Most people have a repayment amount in mind

(weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to suit their budget.

Financial advisers, like us, can suggest how much you

can comfortably spend on your big-ticket purchase

and arrange a pre-approval so you can negotiate

with the seller.

How long does it take to get approval?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, sometimes

it can take up to a day.

What sort of information will you require?

As responsible lenders we are required to confirm

your identity, prove your residential address and your

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Can I use my existing assets to secure a loan?

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Stadium Finance start from 7.95% for a larger loan.

What fees can I expect to pay?

All finance companies charge an establishment fee,

which can vary in amount – for example, Stadium

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Langdons Quarter

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Prepare to be impressed. Northlands’ new dining and entertainment precinct

takes a giant step up from the tired old food courts we’re used to.

Northlands’ new Langdons Quarter has just opened and

is set to transform the familiar shopping centre into a

new dining and entertainment destination for Christchurch.

Taking its lead from our ever-growing appetite for eating

out, Langdons Quarter energises the Langdons Road end

of Northlands with edgy design and an aesthetic to aspire

to. Dubbed ‘botanic industrial’, the architecture features

exposed steel k-braces and concrete flooring in a massive,

high-ceilinged space softened by lavish hanging gardens and

whitewashed timber.

Fifteen food outlets – a mix of grab ’n go, casual and

licensed – surround a central dining area. Here, the

traditional flat and featureless food court is elevated into a

generous and convivial dining space delineated into more

intimate zones by a central raised wooden floor, varied

seating heights and timber arbours – private-feeling nooks

ideal for a gathering of friends or family.

The overall design is complemented by high-end fitouts

in every restaurant, most notably in Nando’s, Ippin Ramen

& Bowl and Mad Mex. Northlands’ retail design team

worked with each tenant’s designers to make sure design

across the board attained a level that doesn’t feel like

you’re eating in a food court.

The cornerstone of Langdons Quarter – and still

accessible from outside – is long-time favourite Lone

Star, which gains a new 65-seat outdoor courtyard in the

development. Two stunning new restaurants have been

built adjacent to Lone Star, fronting Langdons Road, for

Nando’s, which is also set up for al fresco dining with a

retractable roof over its all-weather courtyard and The

Coffee Club (which will open in April 2019). New to

Northlands is Sal’s Pizza (opening early December), which,

like the other three street-facing restaurants, will open for

extended trading hours.


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HOW TO VISIT LANGDONS QUARTER

The new food precinct is located beneath the existing Hoyts cinema

complex at the Langdons Road end of the centre. One of the biggest

changes is direct pedestrian access into Langdons Quarter and Northlands

from the Langdons Road multi-storey carpark building (below). As well as

the new entry from the carpark, Langdons Quarter also links seamlessly

with the existing centre.

15 DINING CHOICES

Nando’s

Sal’s Pizza (opening early December)

Lone Star

Mad Mex

Mumbai Express

Adana Grill

Katsubi

IPPIN Ramen & Bowl

Sushi Express

Aloha Crepes

Hungry Wok

Royal Roasts

McDonald’s (opening early December)

Tank Juice

The Coffee Club (opening April 2019)

NEW TO CHRISTCHURCH

IPPIN Ramen & Bowl (above) brings a new take

on Japanese cuisine and signature Japanese design

elegance to its licensed premises, specialising in

ramen noodle-based meals and dumplings.

Mad Mex is a fun Mexican franchise where

your burrito, nachos, taco or quesadilla is custommade

to order (guac is essential, of course) and

you can wash it down with a cerveza or jarreto.

Aloha Crepes offers a tantalising range of

sweet or savoury treats for after a movie or

school. They promise a mean coffee too.

Adana Grill specialises in fresh Mediterranean

flavours in its delicious kebabs and meals, with

great falafel and a healthy dose of tzatziki.

GOOD TO KNOW

The name, Langdons Quarter, is a nod to history

as well as its location on Langdons Road. Thomas

Langdon was one of the first settlers in the Papanui

area, a butcher who became a prominent business

man and A&P show judge.

The development includes the reconfiguration of the

existing food court and improved pedestrian flow

within the southern end of the centre. As well there

are brand new female bathrooms and the return of a

parent room to this end of the long centre.

Hoyts Northlands was the first in Christchurch to

introduce recliner seats, back in May, and all six

cinemas have now been upgraded with the extra

comfy seats.

Trading hours: 9am–7pm Monday to Wednesday and

Saturday; 9am–9pm Thursday and Friday; 10am–7pm

Sunday. Nando’s, Sal’s Pizza, Lone Star and The

Coffee Club – all have extended trading hours.

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48 STYLE | landscaping

A VIEW

BEYOND

THE

GARDEN

GATE

Is Christchurch the Garden City

it once was? Words Craig Wilson

T

here is so much new development and activity in Christchurch,

ready and waiting to be experienced by both visitors and

Cantabrians alike. The current ChristchurchNZ Explore campaign is

encouraging Christchurch residents to get out and see what’s been

happening in the evolving central city, which is, of course, exactly

what we should do – and the summer holidays provide just the right

opportunity. However, perhaps of most interest to me is the definite

signal to keep the ‘Garden City’ slogan.

On a civic scale it makes sense – with the likes of our cherished

Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens and Deans Bush. On a finer, residential

scale, does the slogan still fit with the Christchurch of 2018 and

beyond? I’m not sure we are on the whole, a city of gardeners, like

we were 40 or 50 years ago. There are various factors that contribute

to this, but in general most people have busy lives and don’t want to

spend all weekend pulling weeds.

Rather than ‘abandoning’ the idea of gardening, the challenge for

landscape and garden professionals is how to create outdoor and

garden spaces that are relevant and complementary to today’s lifestyle.

A post-earthquake Christchurch garden that works for the

contemporary gardener may look something like this:

• Reduced garden bed depth and area with a good mulch layer

to suppress weeds.

• Raised planters and pots for focused garden activity areas.

• Climbers or green wall systems to utilise and soften built

vertical surfaces.

• A focus on edible plantings and hedges.

• Drought-tolerant plantings to include smaller-growing exotic

tree, shrub and perennial hybrids planted alongside smaller

textural native trees, shrubs and ground covers.

• Integrated indoor/outdoor living functions with a focus on

outdoor cooking and afternoon shade options.

• High-performing sustainable materials, like composite decking

boards and artificial turf.

If we worked together a bit more, we could think about gardening

opportunities that exist beyond our fenced boundaries. Community

gardens may become more the norm as our city evolves. The benefits

from these shared spaces extend beyond increasing urban biodiversity

and ‘free’ fruit and vege to connecting neighbours and making a

positive contribution to something bigger than one’s self – all with the

added assurance of knowing that the weight of the work is carried by

a collective group.

While the era of carefully tended large front yards filled with

flowering annuals has well gone, the connection to nature, relaxation

and enjoyment of gardening in a way that works with the modern

lifestyle is still well worth exploring.

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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

with Tim Goom

Goom Landscapes

expands.

Central Otago -

we’ve got you covered!

Goom Landscapes is highly regarded as a long standing

Christchurch firm who have offered unparalleled

quality landscape design and construction services

for over 35 years.

Our reputation has seen us being called upon to take on projects further

afield and we are very excited to announce we now have a permanent

team down South! Goom central is on the ground in Queenstown &

Wanaka. Although we have been undertaking projects in the area for

some years, it is exciting to now have construction teams permanently

based in Central Otago to promptly tend to any landscaping challenge.

The team

Tim Goom oversees the Central team and is the first port of call for any

enquiry you may have. No project is too big or small.

Construction

• Jak Lineton is based in Arrowtown. He is a qualified carpenter that

enjoys creating quality solutions for any landscaping issue. He enjoys

a challenge!

• Tim Ecroyd is a born and bred local from Wanaka and is on board as

site foreman. As a native, he has a deep passion for all outdoor pursuits

the area has to offer.

• Tim has teamed up with his good mate Caleb Washington, who is also

a site foreman for Goom projects, bringing quality landscaping to the

Wanaka area. As well as having roots south of Cromwell, Caleb is Chris

Goom’s grandson and the son of Anthony Washington (A co director

and owner of Goom Landscapes and son in law of Chris). Caleb is

proudly the first third generation Goom landscaper.

All our central team members are keen hunters and passionate about the

outdoors, and so feel very privileged to be based in an area world famous

for its outdoor pursuits.

by Goom

Design

Our team of highly experienced and qualified landscape architects in

Christchurch are available for any project. In particular, Jessica Staples,

a Goom senior Landscape Architect has worked for many years in the

area and has extensive knowledge of the local climate and conditions.

Her projects with local hotels, wineries, and residences saw her based

in the area for some time. Considering the severity of conditions in both

winter and summer, local knowledge is vital in order to create a thriving

garden. Jess is comfortable working within and around the landscape

design controls that are included in most new developments in the region,

and can help you navigate these smoothly, while still creating a visually

appealing space.

Central Otago has a high proportion of holiday homes, and is a popular

haven for many looking to unwind. Relaxing in a well designed aesthetically

pleasing outdoor space is a big part of changing gears in to holiday mode

and a very worthwhile investment for your holiday home or bach. Many

holiday home owners offer their properties on sites such as bookabach

and Airbnb, but it is a very competitive market. Providing a point of

difference with a stylish outdoor setting will capture the attention of

potential bookers looking for a getaway in stunning surroundings.

The Goom ‘Design Manage Construct’ process provides a seamless stress

free option for busy people. Often the hardest part of a landscaping

project can be haggling with and managing sub contractors to complete

the project to budget, to a high standard and on time. Goom Landscapes

shoulders the burden of this for you. With our premium design &

installation service you are covered from start to finish.

Call Tim Goom today. He will be delighted to come and meet

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GOOD AND

GRACIOUS

We were sorry to

hear Mona Vale’s daily

restaurant ceased

operating in October.

Never fear, the rare

pleasure of dining in

the Old English Revival

Homestead will not be

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March and 11-12 May

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CHRISTMAS

WISH LIST

Be inspired by gift options guaranteed

to earn you the ‘family favourite’

title this festive season.

STYLISH AND SUSTAINABLE

Go green with your giving this holiday season. Untouched World

has everything you need for a life lived sustainably, from airy

recycled cotton knits and soy bean shirts to bamboo sunglasses

and recycled silver jewellery. Everything is thoughtfully designed

and lovingly created.

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HOMEWARE BOLDNESS

Adored the world over for its trademark vibrant colours and

pattern, Missoni Home is the ultimate luxury for those who like

to live well. Head to Corso Merivale for Christchurch’s only range

of the iconic Italian designer’s sophisticated towelling, including

hooded bathrobes, as well as beautiful chevron design throws in

wool and cotton, with items from $49.

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MIX IT UP

Delight the cook

in your life with

some quality English

kitchenware from

Mason Cash, like this

In The Forest range

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Designed to nest

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carved by skilled

craftsmen.

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MANUKA SKIN SALVE

With the perfect amounts of sustainably sourced natural

ingredients from the South Island, The Manuka Collection is

the ideal route to beautiful skin this summer. Designed to help

skin irritations and dry complexions, the collection provides

everything you need for deep moisturising and skin brightening.

Share the gift of beautiful healthy skin.

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THE PERFECT SUMMER BAG

Katamama is back at the Tannery and chock-full of carefully

selected cool and stylish items from around the world, like the

Paddington rattan bag. Cute as a button, it’s 20cm diameter,

handmade from rattan with a cotton lining and comes in black,

white or natural rattan ($59).

katamama.co.nz

WAX LYRICAL

Founded in Paris in 1643,

Cire Trudon candles are

the world’s oldest and most

prestigious. Discover why

in the masculine fragrance

of the Limited Edition

Ernesto Candle 270g

Copper ($169) evoking

cigar smoke, leather and

oak-wood of Havana.

worldbrand.co.nz

STREET SUP STYLE

No matter your experience level, Stoke Street’s classic

longboards, land paddles and cruisers are suitable for everyone

– including the kids. For the ultimate in stand-up (SUP) crosstraining,

look to their speciality land paddling boards, with a

paddle for leaning into downhill turns or extra support and

balance. Attractive enough to hang on the wall. Wishlist sorted.

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FOR THE CREATIVES IN YOUR LIFE

Seeking stellar gifts that celebrate our city’s great collection of

art? Make Christchurch Art Gallery Design Store your destination

for inspiring gifts with a designer touch that you won’t find

anywhere else. With one-hour free parking, treat yourself to an

exhibition and coffee once you’ve got that shopping sorted.

instagram.com/chchartgallerystore

HEY BIG

SPENDER

Spend a little time visiting

Via Sollertia for a gift

of distinction. May we

suggest the 3.61ct Ceylon

sapphire, diamond and

18ct white gold ring.

Was $21,999, now just

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52 STYLE | beauty

’TIS THE SEASON

One of four seasonal Aesop gift sets,

‘Contours of Discovery’ ($145) completes the

Atlas of Attraction collection by providing a

refreshing combination of both hand and body

care. Featuring hand wash, hand balm, body

scrub and body cleanser, it’s a gorgeous gift

offering, complemented by ‘Orbit of Intention’

($145) and its hydrating masque, facial

hydrosol and exfoliant paste.

Style tip: If looking for something for a

home-related gift, Aesop has you covered

here too. Look to ‘The Familiar Horizon’

($113) – featuring essentials such as room

spray, mouthwash and ‘Post-Poo Drops’.

BEAUTY

NEWS

Words Kate Preece

AMP UP THE SCENT

Whether you feel the large bottle of your favourite

perfume is losing its impact, or you have so many bottles

on the go some give off more dust than scent, there’s a

product that will make sure you always smell your best.

D.S. Durga’s I Don’t Know What is a perfume enhancer.

It doesn’t smell like much itself – a touch of bergamot

– and is described as a ‘transparent scent’, all in the aid

of boosting and modernising an existing fragrance when

applied overtop. New to meccabeauty.co.nz

PREPPED FOR A

GOOD YEAR

Open the door to a face well cared

for with the Mecca Cosmetica Beauty

Resolutions advent calendar ($200).

The 12 items will have you set up

to face whatever the coming year

throws your way with everything from

a cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen

to a lip exfoliator, highlighting powder

and eyelash curler. If not for you,

it’s ideal for under the tree – with

these basics, there’s no risk of being

caught out for not knowing the

giftee’s complexion and skincare

requirements by heart.


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COUNTING DOWN

L’Occitane en Provence has joined forces with French

fashion designer Castelbajac Paris to deliver some superbright

Christmas cheer. You’ll have to be quick off the mark

with these as each features 24 doors to open, and time is

of the essence. Then again, with each door revealing treats

that range from Almond Delicious Soap to Verbena Eau de

Toilette, we know you won’t mind turning the key at pace.

Choose from either the Calendar of Dreams ($105) or

the premium Calendar of Constellations ($190).

HE WANTS

If you haven’t heard about Azzaro fragrances, now is

the time to become acquainted. Let us introduce you to

Wanted by Night EDP, a masculine scent borne from an

exclusive botanical variety of cinnamon sourced from a

protected and sustainable network in Laos. Paired with

cedar and tobacco notes, it’s reminiscent of a classic

parlour setting, all wrapped up in a bottle that draws

its influence from metal and machinery. Especially for

Christmas, look out for its gift set option ($135) that

features a 15ml vial, perfect for the man bag. farmers.co.nz

Christmas at Spoilt

Indulge your skin and your mind with the new

Ginger&Me Mindfulness Facial at Nicola Quinn

Beauty & Day Spa. Escape the noise of the outside

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54 STYLE | promotion

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL

THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR BEST

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SPARKLEWHITE TEETH

Going away over Christmas or New Year?

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LUXURY

has no limits

Christmas is fast approaching and selecting

a stylish and luxurious beauty gift can be

overwhelming – and challenging. Clemency Alice

offers a selection of stocking fillers and essential

beauty items to place under the tree.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Jewels

Foreo Luna 2

for Sensitive Skin

Abel Golden Neroli

Eau de Parfum

Byredo Vetyver

Hand Cream

Cire Trudon Gizeh Christmas Candle

Amy Erbacher

Rose Grace Signature

Perfume Oil


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Amy Erbacher Rose Grace Signature Perfume Oil

For those who bestow charm, grace and beauty.

A hand-blended rosy floral oriental perfume oil. The

luxurious signature perfume oil is a highly concentrated

formula of natural and certified organic botanical plant

extracts and essences. amyerbacher.com

Cire Trudon Gizeh Christmas Candle

For those who know every little thing counts.

Housed in a cool mint-green and gold leaf vessel, this

French hand-poured candle permeates a warm, woody

scent. Inspired by the pyramids of Giza, one of the seven

wonders of the world, expect notes of musk, marron glacé,

earthy birch, patchouli and cashmere wood. This exclusive

scented gift will evoke a sense of warmth and festivity to a

home during the holiday season. worldbrand.co.nz

Elemis Pro-Collagen Jewels

For those who like to nourish and protect the skin.

A complete 24-hour anti-ageing programme, which

ticks the boxes for a smoother, firmer, younger-looking

complexion. At the heart of this award-winning luxurious

Pro-Collagen collection, rich marine actives cleanse and

moisturise day and night, dramatically reducing fine lines

and wrinkles. Keep your skin healthy and glowing with

a cleansing balm, eye treatments, both day and night

moisturisers (including the clinically proven Overnight

Matrix), and neck and décolleté balm. lotusspa.co.nz

Byredo Vetyver Hand Cream

For those who like the feel of luxury.

Created by modern European luxury house Byredo,

this ultra-rich decadent hand cream leaves the skin

feeling intensely moisturised and silky soft. Delicately

fragranced with a blend of angelica seeds, pomelo,

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do.’ meccabeauty.co.nz

Abel Golden Neroli Eau de Parfum

For those who are drawn to nature’s floral scents.

Gift someone you know with this exquisite unisex

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This anti-ageing device assists with an intensive deeper

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58 STYLE | promotion

Taking it to the

next level

We catch up with

The Cosmetic Clinic’s

Christchurch team to look

beneath the surface and

discover what’s making

their business glow.

Rosa Guthrie, Caroline Holloway

and Sharon Sutherland.

Expansion is every business owner’s ultimate goal and this

year that’s exactly what The Cosmetic Clinic has achieved in

Christchurch.

Part-owner Rosa Guthrie was overwhelmed by the positive

response from Christchurch when they first opened in 2016.

“A lot of our clients knew about the advanced treatments we

were offering, and were hanging out for a clinic like ours, which

delivered them at affordable prices using the latest technology,”

she says.

As the popularity for laser hair removal increased there came

a tipping point when the Riccarton branch could no longer cope

with the demand. So, with the influx of corporates heading back

into the CBD, it seemed the right time to put down some innercity

roots.

“Being a locally owned and operated business, with owners all

from Christchurch, we also feel passionate about supporting our

new city as it rebuilds,” says Rosa.

Plus, many of the services are quick enough to squeeze into a

business person’s coffee break!

A nationwide company, The Cosmetic Clinic has also just

opened in Bayfair, Tauranga, which takes the total to five stores

in New Zealand. Rosa is a stakeholder in both Christchurch

branches, with Sharon Sutherland and Caroline Holloway

fellow co-owners in the CBD business.

The three businesswomen came together in the past year,

introduced through different friends who consider them all likeminded.

Turns out they were right!

“It feels like we’ve known each other forever!” laughs Rosa.

Each bring different strengths to the business. Caroline is a

nurse injector with over six years in the appearance medicine

space; Sharon has 25 years within the beauty industry, both in

treatments rooms and management; and Rosa has spent the

past 10 years in the operational management area of this space,

specifically within this more advanced side of the industry.

It’s been a great year for the team and the brand, which

is set to add further in the not too distant future. Closer to

home, Rosa hints that there are some great new treatments

and products on the horizon and tells us to expect more of

the same high quality service and hair-free results that have

made the business the success it has become.

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64 STYLE | fashion

FOR THE

WYNN

Ella James catches up with Kiwi designer

Wynn Crawshaw.


STYLE | fashion 65

Wynn Crawshaw is the Te Puke designer steering

womenswear brand Wynn Hamlyn towards total fashion

industry domination. With a highly impressive stockist list that

already includes Ballantynes, The Shelter and taylor Boutique,

it’s apparent that I’m not the only one in awe of Wynn’s

wonderfully wild yet wholly wearable collections. Eager to hear

of the future plans for the brand, we teed up a phone call…

After the initial fangirling had ceased, I asked Wynn if there

was a stand-out moment during which he knew he was

destined to be a fashion designer and as predicted, said

moment occurred at a young age when a passion and

aptitude for fashion became very clear. Since embarking on

his design journey, he speaks most lovingly of his mother –

who supports him both emotionally and physically, as a key

member of staff at the brand.

Wynn goes on to disclose that inspiration comes in the

form of his muses; the bevy of hugely unique people that

align so perfectly with the brand. On that note, Wynn

dreams of adding Tilda Swinton to his list of loyal customers.

He swoons over her immaculate sense of style in a way that

is distinctly audible. The Toggle Blazer is Wynn’s favourite

garment from the collection at present and it’s easy to

picture Swinton parading in it.

Of late, the brand’s success has resulted in hectic

schedules and working days that trail long into the night, not

that you could detect fatigue in Wynn’s strong, positive tone.

I asked the designer how he liked to revive after scenarios

such as NZ and Ballantynes fashion weeks. I’m sure we can

all relate to his answer which, quite simply, was to relax

and unwind. Although before long, he’s back in the studio

creating more wonderful garments for us all to pine over.

The endless scope of possible designs and prints is what

initially drew Wynn towards womenswear, but male readers

can heave a sigh of relief as a menswear line hasn’t been

ruled out for the future.

Thinking of becoming a designer yourself? Follow Wynn’s

pearls of wisdom that dive into how one should never dilute

or change their brand’s aesthetic for marketing reasons,

because if you’ve got an honest and inspiring product, it will

attract your future audience, even if they’re located on the

other side of the globe.

It’s going to be an exciting ride for this 28-year-old New

Zealand designer, so I think I’ll get my hands on that Toggle

Blazer before Tilda does.

If you’ve got an honest and inspiring

product, it will attract your future

audience, even if they’re located on the

other side of the globe.

FAR LEFT:

Look sheets from the

Wynn Hamlyn show

during New Zealand

Fashion Week 2018 at

the Viaduct Events

Centre, Auckland.

LEFT AND RIGHT:

Clarke Denim Skirt and

Clarke Toggle Blazer.


66 STYLE | fashion

1. The naughty list

Reserve your very, very little black dress for New Year’s

Eve.

Without coming across as a bit of a Grinch, let us quickly

touch base on what items of clothing should be avoided

when it comes to picking an outfit for the office party. Mrs

Claus outfits and long stripy elf socks simply aren’t applicable,

so leave them in the attic because Christmas is the time to

look chic – not comedic.

Usually when outfits fail us, we take great comfort in

the fact we can always rely on our trusty little black dress.

However, our go-to number just isn’t appropriate for a

professional environment, so outfit preparation is the key.

The office

Christmas

party

How to look the part in an outfit that will

be memorable for all the right reasons.

Words Ella James

As soon as utterances of the office Christmas party are

heard, many questions begin to arise. How many glasses

of alcohol is too many? How late is too late? Each year you

promise yourself you won’t get to the same sorry state as

you did at last year’s soiree, yet…

While we can’t stop you and your colleagues from

misbehaving, we can ensure you look truly angelic in your

get-up with these four rules for office celebrations.

2. Follow suit

Give the CEO a run for his money.

We’ve been fangirling over Cara Delevingne

ever since the super model rocked a full suit to

Princess Eugenie’s wedding, and we’ve taken

note. Suits are giving the traditional party frock a

run for its money, and we’re thrilled about it.

Whilst Cara rocked all black, the market is

saturated with coloured suits that have certainly

taken our fancy for the festive period. The key

to a show-stopping suit is making sure it fits

like a glove; trousers are best high-waisted and

tapered at the ankle, whilst the jacket should

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3. Face the music

Be bold with your make-up choices.

Where you’d usually make a statement with a daring

outfit comprised of a low-cut top or leather mini

skirt, the office party is neither the time nor the place.

It is, however, the exact time and exact place to

make a statement with bold make-up.

From the classics, including dramatic flicks of

eyeliner and an undeniably festive, full red lip, to

current trends such as metallic tones; the office party

is the perfect excuse to go the extra mile with your

make-up choices. Look no further than Lady Gaga

at the premier of A Star Is Born for the ultimate makeup

inspiration that combines show-stopping styles

both old and new. Be sure to keep your party look

securely in place with a spritz or two of setting spray.

Natural, dewy looks just won’t cut it.

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4. WALK THE WALK

Impress your peers by being the last one standing.

Having one too many glasses of champagne is far easier

to conceal if you’re not swaying around in a pair of

high heels. When it comes to partying, we just can’t get

behind the notion of ‘no pain, no gain’, so you’ll find us in

sling-back shoes that will be as easy on the eyes as they

are on the feet. It’s more important still to avoid towering

high heels if your office party starts straight after work, as

they often do. After all, strutting around in stilettos from

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68 STYLE | fashion

image: Facebook

DRESSING

FOR CHRISTMAS

with Zambesi

An interview with

Elisabeth Findlay.

Words Ella James

After escaping the London rat race last January, I’m soon

to be experiencing my first warm Christmas here in New

Zealand. I’ll be exchanging sleet, log fires, dark nights and more

sleet, for sun, beaches and baches. It all sounds most dreamy,

and I simply can’t wait to get some vitamin D for Christmas.

For years gone by, my Christmas wardrobe staples have

been comprised of a faux fur leopard print coat that my

mother let me wear ‘just the once’ many, many years ago,

sturdy, sleet-busting ankle boots and a thick red scarf; a nod

to the big guy with the beard. So, as you can see, an issue has

arisen. Just what does one wear during the festive season as

temperatures soar?

I needed help and I knew that only one person could

provide the answer; most luckily for me, Elisabeth Findlay,

the founder of Zambesi, was coming to Christchurch to

showcase the latest collection. The show itself served up some

large servings of inspiration, but once the models had been

applauded, I headed backstage to speak to Elisabeth.

You can easily recognise Elisabeth by her effortlessly cool

style and perfectly undone hair, but you can also pinpoint

Zambesi’s leading woman by her personality. I’ve been in the

presence of many fashion designers, models and celebrities in

a backstage environment, but until that night, I’d never seen

anyone so involved with the after-show chaos. Elisabeth was

busy hanging all of the garments back up as well as tidying the

area, a job which was, from my experience, solely reserved for

underpaid interns. The words humble, hardworking and handson

came to mind.

Elisabeth looked ready and excited to talk, so while she

picked up the remaining garments and congratulated the

models for a great show, I began to ask her questions about

dressing for the festive season…

I kicked things off by asking what she had planned for

Christmas this year. Her initial response was one of shock.

How could it possibly be Christmastime so soon? The founder

exclaimed that it had just snuck up so very quickly this year.

Having worked out how many weeks it was until the big day,

Elisabeth said one word, “family”. It would be a time to relax

with family, and with a sister like hers (Margarita Robertson

from NOM*d if you didn’t know), we just can’t imagine a


STYLE | fashion 69

more stylish Christmas. Christmas day in the household

always starts with pancakes for breakfast; a tradition that they

can remember since they were young. At this point of the

interview, Margarita walks backstage to congratulate her sister

on a stellar show. The sisters, two peas in a very well-dressed

pod, look at each other most fondly. “Oh yes and those

potatoes, every year without fail,” Margarita adds. Whilst

Christmas is very much a family affair, the two sisters both

concur in saying that their dream guest would have been

Leonard Cohen, for his sheer wit.

I wasted no time in asking what outfit she would be

wearing on the big day and if she had any tips that I could

take on board. “It really does depend on the weather,” she

exclaimed. She went on to explain that looking good and

feeling good were of equal importance; both factors I was

sure could be achieved as a result of wearing the natural linen

Zambesi suit that Elisabeth was currently rocking. Said suit

was plastered in an eye-catching gothic font that spelt out

‘Zambesi’, a print that the brand had used on their wrapping

paper just last year.

One of my questions planned for further down the

line was whether Elisabeth championed overdressing or

understating during party season. But before I reached the

question, though, Elisabeth unknowingly answered in saying

“it’s about being comfortable by underdressing but in clothes

that still make a statement”. Talk about hitting the nail on the

head, right? And already, my Christmas wardrobe is beginning

to take some statement-making shape.

Dressing for an office Christmas party is near impossible,

so I quizzed Elisabeth on what she would be wearing to the

Zambesi celebrations. The founder quickly looked up from

image: Zambesi

image: Zambesi

the garment that she was oh-so-carefully hanging back up. “We

were just talking about that! It really all depends on how I’m

feeling on the day. I always have a few options in mind.” So

that’s that! Next time I’m torn between purchasing two dresses,

I’ll simply get both to keep my options open.

What I’ve taken from the interview was much less derived

from the verbal answers but more from the woman who stood

in front of me, unstifled by uncomfortable clothes or shoes.

A strong, impressive female with a penchant for dressing for

nobody but herself. Whilst dressed to the nines in bold attire,

Elisabeth is visibly comfortable and at ease; something that I had

noted as I watched her prepare for the fashion show earlier

that evening.

I had one last question I was burning to ask a woman who

sports edgy monochrome garments a vast majority of the time.

The timing was perfect, as she had just finished hanging up the

collection and would soon be jumping in a taxi back to her

hotel to relax, and deservedly so. I was expecting a negative

response to my question but her reply only reinforced the

notion that one should dress for themselves, regardless of what

other people think or say. “What’s your stance on Christmas

jumpers? You know, the really tacky ones.” “Darling, if you love

them, absolutely wear them, all year round.” Though I won’t

be asking my parents to fetch mine down from the attic and

ship them over to New Zealand any time soon, I’ll certainly be

taking Elisabeth’s pearl of wisdom on board.

So for Christmas this year, I’m going to go about dressing

as Elisabeth does. I’ll be dressing for myself, regardless of

trends and fads because that’s what makes style as timeless

as Zambesi.


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STYLE | fashion 73

Create your own

whimsical good

times in the spirit

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STYLIST Sarah Louise

PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Rose Creative

HAIR Sophie Tunstall, Bliss Hair Salon

MAKEUP Evie Pitt

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Black Grosgrain Peak Lapel Dinner Suit, $1299,

Marcella Dinner Shirt, $249, Pretied Barathea

Bow Tie, $59, Button Brass Cufflinks, $129,

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78 STYLE | fashion

P

Desmond &

Demsey

IS FOR PYJAMAS

Because style never sleeps, right?

A pair of cotton pyjamas is commonplace

when we’re young children, but when we

get to an age where we’re too old for

our parents to purchase them for us, we

settle for an old, worn T-shirt paired with

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for each change of the seasons. Waterproof,

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there’s not an outdoor soiree that can’t be

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when the sun goes down. These jackets are

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80 STYLE | motoring

YET

FRUGAL

Ross Kiddie finds Subaru’s Forester

will go places other SUVs fear to tread.

ueenstown is one of our favourite holiday destinations.

QMy wife and I have driven there often, now familiar with

the magnificent roads and scenery on that journey.

Every time I’ve driven past the famous Bendigo Station,

south of Omarama, I’ve looked in and wondered what

intrigue lies behind the front gates.

Well, now I know. When Subaru launched its latest

generation Forester to the media it included a drive

through some of the rugged tracks that link old gold mining

settlements, farming blocks and now vineyards. Not only was

the experience a way to explore the history of that area but

it was a good test of the Forester’s off-road ability.

The Forester is brand new for 2019. It’s a new shape, yet

still utilises most of the mechanicals that make the Imprezabased

sport utility vehicle a force to be reckoned with in the

mid-size market.

It’s fair to say, too, the Forester is state-of-the-art in terms

of four-wheel-drive engineering. All the trickery you need to

travel off-road is included.

There are three models in the line-up, and the Forester is

still the bargain-based model that has sold in large numbers

in New Zealand. The range starts at $39,990, there’s a

$44,990 Sport Plus model, while a Limited variant lists at

$47,490. The test car was the latter and it bristles with

fitment and specification.

All Foresters in New Zealand now get a 2.5-litre, quadcamshaft,

horizontally opposed, four-cylinder petrol engine,

and it does a sterling job in terms of power output and

economy. Rated with 136kW and 230Nm (5800rpm and

4400rpm respectively), and listed with a 7.4-litre per 100km

(38mpg) combined cycle fuel usage rating, the Forester is not

short on the ingredients that make it feisty and frugal.

On my home patch for a week, the trip computer was

constantly showing around 9l/100km (31mpg), and it

registered a 4.5l/100km (62mpg) instantaneous readout

travelling at 100km/h (engine speed 1500rpm).

Drive to all four wheels is channelled through a

continuously variable transmission. The benefit of CVT is it’s

lightweight, with the ability to harness power without loss

through a torque converter. There’s little downside to CVT,

the only notable comment is the engine appears to have

more freedom, and that is a good thing; there’s a constant

feeling of liveliness within the driveline.

As a consequence, the Forester has good acceleration, it

will cut out a standstill to 100km/h time in under 10sec,

and punches through a highway overtake in 6sec (80km/h

to 120km/h). Strength for the latter is provided by the

healthy torque figure and the natural force developed by

horizontally opposed engines, which work tirelessly through

the mid-range.

Given the time we had at Bendigo Station, I didn’t feel

the need to spend any time off-road locally; however, I can

report that with a generous 220mm of ground clearance the

Forester is adept in the rough stuff. With fully independent

suspension and permanently engaged drive to all wheels, the

driver can gain plenty of confidence travelling cross-country.


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SPECS

PRICE – Subaru Forester

Premium, $47,490

DIMENSIONS –

Length, 4625mm; width,

1815mm; height, 1730mm

CONFIGURATION – Fourcylinder

(boxer), four-wheeldrive,

2498cc, 136kW, 230Nm,

continuously variable automatic

PERFORMANCE –

0-100km/h, 9.5sec

FUEL USAGE – 7.4l/100km

LIKES

• Quality build and price

• Thrifty use of fuel

DISLIKES

• Lack of seat heaters

Even though the tyres (Bridgestone

Dueler 225/55 x18in) don’t have an

aggressive off-road tread pattern, grip

is still well enhanced, and if treated

sensibly the Forester will take you

places well off-the-beaten-track

thanks to an X-Mode driver assist

function, there to manage engine

output, and drive, in hilly sections.

Although the ski season is

now finished, the Forester is the

quintessential vehicle for winter sport

enthusiasts, its drive system tailormade

for the trek up the alpine roads.

On-road handling is also keen,

constant four-wheel-drive encourages

grip, and with its low centre of gravity,

the Forester is an SUV that handles

like the family sedan.

Steerage is direct, while weight

transfer through body movement is

minimal. I took the test car down,

then back up the Waimakariri Gorge

incline, and it feels agile and nimble

without any awkward tendencies.

For its price the premium-spec

Forester is well appointed, although

I couldn’t find any seat heaters and

that’s a disappointment. However,

major items for comfort and

convenience include full leather trim,

electric seat adjustment, steering

wheel-mounted paddle shifters,

dual-zone climate control, electric

sunroof, electric tailgate, keyless entry

and ignition, radar cruise control,

automatic stop start and intelligent

drive systems (SI Drive). There is

also Eyesight safety technology,

which goes a long way towards

earning the Forester a five-star

Australasian New Car Assessment

Program safety rating.

For many years the accountant

at Star Media has been a Forester

owner, he’s an avid skier and, that

being the case, he made good use

of the four wheel-drive system.

Lately, he’s swapped the Forester

for another sport utility vehicle, it’s

now my job to convince him the

new Forester is better than what he’s

currently driving. I’m sure that with a

bit of persuasion I can get him back

into the Subaru brand next time he’s

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THE REAL

Christmas grotto

If Christmas leaves you wistful for a winter wonderland, perhaps it’s time to put

a visit to the official hometown of Santa Claus in Finnish Lapland on your wish list.

Words Gaynor Stanley Photography Visit Rovaniemi

Contrary to popular belief, Santa does not reside

at the North Pole. His original home is a closely

guarded secret in the far northern fells of Finland, but,

in 1985, he set up headquarters to welcome visitors

every day of the year at Santa Claus Village, located

right on the Arctic Circle just a few kilometres north of

the small city of Rovaniemi. The big man in red receives

half a million visitors annually, from all corners of the

globe and, as you’d expect, the numbers snowball as

the chocolates disappear from the advent calendars.

Festive fever starts to peak from a month before

Christmas when locals and tourists gather in the central

square of Santa Claus Village for the annual Grand

Opening of the Christmas Season. The traditional

ceremony reminds us of the Christmas message of

goodwill, sharing and caring, and the elves and local

artists put on a festive concert that culminates in Santa

Claus’s speech.

One of the most hectic days on the festive calendar

is December 23, which marks the culmination of the

year’s preparations with the ‘Santa is on his Way’

event drawing huge crowds of well-wishers to cheer

on the sleigh’s departure, along with a global television

audience.


84 STYLE | travel

WHAT TO EXPECT

At Christmas time, daylight hours are

few, while snowfall is vast, which makes

for a concentrated daily dose of magical

activities. Imagine dashing through the

snow on sleighs pulled by huskies or

reindeer through trees cloaked in white.

Or a family snowmobile safari in the

blue twilight of the Polar Night to the

barren fells high above the treeline,

the kids astride their own pint-sized

snowmobiles. You might also learn to

drive a reindeer – at ground level (flying

skills take centuries to master). And

those are just the warm-up acts.

The main attraction for anyone

besotted with Christmas is spellbinding

encounters with Santa and his elves.

You’ll be served by elves at the Santa

Claus Main Post Office, operated by

Finland’s national postal service to

handle the avalanche of Dear Santa

letters that arrives each year (15 million

from 198 countries since 1985). Tip: Be

sure to mail your Christmas cards from

here to brand them with a unique ‘lookwhere-we-are’

Arctic Circle postmark.

You can help the elves make

traditional Christmas gingerbread or

groom Santa’s reindeers ready for their

annual flight around the globe. The

kids can even be enrolled at Elf School

to learn the most essential lessons of

being an elf. No doubt the children

will forever cherish the memory of

descending the long underground tunnel

into Santas’s home cavern for a private

audience in his office.

Dashing through

the snow.

Elves helping

Santa sort

letters from

children the

world over.

Kids on safari

at Arctic Circle

Snowmobile

Park.


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Warm up dining on

Lapland specialties

in Snowland

igloo restaurant,

Rovaniemi.

STEADY THE

SCHMALTZ

Now, if all this jolliness is

provoking a touch of the

‘Bah! Humbug!’, balance your

itinerary experiencing some

of these 5 other sensational

Rovaniemi experiences.

Northern Lights over Arktikum, Rovaniemi.

1. The spectacular Northern Lights, also known as

Aurora Borealis, are visible in and around Rovaniemi

from mid-August until early April. A Christmas visit

has the bonus of the soft blue twilight known as the

Polar Night, which lasts from mid-November to mid-

January. Sun and longer days return in February. Go

Aurora spotting the traditional way by donning some

snowshoes or cross-country skis.

2. Stay in an extraordinary hotel. The Arctic Snowhotel

in Rovaniemi is made entirely of snow and ice while

glass igloos promise romantic Northern Lights viewing

at Snowman World Glass Resort or Santa’s Igloos.

Check-in for Scandi designer style in the treetops at

Arctic Treehouse Hotel or the luxury hotel voted

Finland’s best at Rovaniemi’s Arctic Light Hotel.

3. Cultural attractions abound in the creative city of

Rovaniemi. Visit the Korundi House of Culture housing

the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland and Rovaniemi Art

Museum, containing one of Finland’s finest collections

of modern art. The Arktikum Museum attracts as much

for its arctic nature exhibits as the striking 172-metrelong

glass tunnel that leads to it from Ounasjoki River.

Between December and April, its windows offer a

spectacular view of long-distance skaters and skiers

gliding across the frozen river.

4. Discover an architectural gem. Pilke Science Center

is an example of ecological wooden construction at its

best and a showpiece of Finnish architecture. Worldrenowned

Finnish architect Alvar Aalto had a major

influence on Rovaniemi designing several buildings (the

library still stands) along with the distinctive town plan,

known as the Reindeer Antler, in 1945.

5. Finland is synonymous with sauna and there will

be ample opportunities to indulge, but at the Arctic

Snowhotel even the sauna is made from snow and ice.

Only the sauna benches are made from wood. The

thick steam of the stove keeps the temperature high,

even though the snowy walls radiate cold.

Find out more at visitrovaniemi.fi


86 STYLE | travel

FIN FACTS

If taking the children to Finland is pushing your

sled too hard, they can always send a letter to

Santa: Santa Claus Main Post Office, Santa Claus

Village, Rovaniemi, Tähtikuja 1, 96930 Arctic

Circle, Finland.

The typical daytime temperature in December

is -20 to -10 degrees Celsius.

Rovaniemi, population 60,000, was almost

completely destroyed in World War II. In 1950,

Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of US President

Franklin D. Roosevelt, came to witness the

rebuilding process and wanted to visit the

Arctic Circle. Officials built a cabin eight

kilometres north of the city, which still stands

today next to the Santa Claus Main Post Office.

There are more reindeer in Lapland than sheep.

While they all have an owner, they roam free

and every visitor is bound to have multiple

encounters – even on the dinner menu.

In Finland, Christmas Eve is the main event of

the holidays, and the night Santa comes with his

presents. It is spent with the family, decorating

the tree, drinking “glögi” (mulled wine) and

doing the quintessential Finnish thing, bathing in

a Christmas sauna. A visit to Christmas Mass at

midnight is customary for many.

How magical

would a reindeer

sleigh ride be? Even

confined to ground.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

is just one of several

stunning places to stay.

The central plaza of

Santa Claus Village.


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88 STYLE | food

Endless eateries at EntX

Have you visited the central city’s newest entertainment and

dining complex? EntX is home to dozens of eateries making it an

excellent spot to catch up with friends for a drink and a bite to

eat. We’re smitten with Roll & Bowl, which serves the freshest

poke bowls and sushi rolls. Nourish Pod is another favourite – it’s

a superfood bar that dishes up smoothie and acai bowls of every

variety; some of which sound too delicious to be nutritious. If

you’re after something more substantial, head to Cleaver & Co.

for large sharing plates, pitchers of beer and plenty of wine.

FOOD

NEWS

Words Vanessa Ortynsky

image: Vanessa Ortynsky

Dorset Street

There’s a new place to stock up on Garage

Project beer in Christchurch. Dorset Street

is an off-licence cellar located at 17 Dorset

Street with 12 taps dedicated to the popular

Wellington brewery. The space is also a

winery and wine lovers will be delighted

by chardonnay and pinot noir from North

Canterbury vineyards with plans to eventually

supply its own wine. Earlier in the day, the

establishment serves Peoples Coffee (also

from Wellington) and treats from Grizzly

Baked Goods.

The Kiwi Classic

It’s that time again. As the days get longer, we’re

all about a classic fish and chips dinner on the

beach. For an elevated twist on the old classic,

head to family owned and operated restaurant,

Fush (104 The Runway, Wigram). Offering a true

taste of Kiwi kai, Fush’s menu has a range of nonfish

options as well. You can expect everything

from vegan burgers to fried chicken and pulled

pork baos. For the seafood lovers, there’s smoked

eel, soft shell crab, blue cod and, of course, the

impeccably executed fish and chips. If you decide

to dine in, you’ll appreciate the well-considered,

beautifully decorated space.

image: Fush


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Carbo-loading

Sydenham gets another foodie temptation, with

Grizzly, the folk behind Christchurch’s best bagels,

opening its very own shop. Look out for the forestgreen

shop front and the intoxicating smell of freshly

baked bread on Buchan Street. From doughnuts to

croissants and sandwiches, this is the best reason to fill

up on carbs.

image: Facebook

An Ode to Great Food

If you haven’t been down to Wanaka recently, plan a

trip right away and be sure to stop in at Ode. Head

chef Lucas Parkinson and his team are on a mission

to educate, enlighten and ethically feed the people of

Wanaka. Conscious that their choices as a restaurant

impact the environment and their community, Ode

locally sources and forages over 70% of their produce

(and all within 100km of Wanaka). Presentation is

of utmost importance and every dish is immaculate.

Venture down Post Office Lane for a meal that’s both

organic and ethical.

image: Grizzly

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Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this

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Three Cows

Fisherman’s Wharf

Sesame Sushi & Asian Fusion

CULINARY

DESTINATIONS

OF CHRISTCHURCH

CAFÉ KUDOS

With a fresh summer menu that includes a new breakfast line-up, Café Kudos is a

regular haunt for local business people as well as those travelling through. Open

Monday to Saturday, for breakfast and lunch, the fully licenced café also caters for

functions and offers its own boardroom for corporate gatherings.

235 Annex Road, Middleton

03 338 1801, Instagram @cafe_kudos

Café Kudos

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 or takeaway. Sesame Sushi can cater for

all functions no matter the size with a great selection of platters.

33 Elgin Street, 03 943 7872

facebook.com/sushiasianfusion

FISHERMAN’S 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”. Now open Tuesday through to Sunday.

39 Norwich Quay Lyttelton

03 328 7530

fishermanswharf.nz

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. Sunday

– Kids meals with free dessert and drink

(Victoria Street only).

71 Victoria Street, 03 377 8944

194 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, 03 327 5009


Coffee Fans

Joyful

Corner House

Sovereign Salmon

Mad Mex, Langdons Quarter Northlands

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 goodnatured.

Don’t miss the fried dumplings

– touted by some as the best in

Christchurch. Family-friendly and equally

good for date nights or functions for up

to 150, Joyful has plenty of on-street or

rear parking too.

102 Riccarton Road

03 341 6883

joyfulrestaurant.co.nz

MAD MEX

The team at Mad Mex are super excited

to be launching their first South Island

restaurant at the new Langdons Quarter

Northlands! You’ll go loco for their

autentico muy delicioso burritos, tacos,

nachos and churros. The menu caters

for vegetarians and vegans and has an

extensive range of gluten-free options.

Plus they have a sweet app for online

ordering and earning loyalty points! Stop

in and see what all the fuss is about.

Northlands Shopping Centre

madmex.co.nz

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/TCoffeeFans

SOVEREIGN SALMON

Have you discovered this purveyor

of fine salmon and other awesome

treats for entertaining yet? Located in

Merivale Mall, just off the carpark, you’ll

find a terrific selection of salmon as

well as award winning cheeses, pickles,

fruit pastes and West Coast whitebait.

Get your Christmas orders in for hot

smoked or fresh salmon fillets and gift

packs to impress.

0800 222 911 or 021 184 6113

sovereignsalmon.co.nz

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

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92 STYLE | wine

Celebration

in a bottle

Whether it’s sipping in the sun, or popping a cork to bring in the new year, there’s no reason

not to break out the bubbles. We suggest having the following in the wine rack.

Words Kate Preece

Deutz Marlborough Cuvée

Brut NV

Daniel Le Brun

Brut NV

Rock Ferry Marlborough

Blanc de Blancs 2011

Pol Roger

Brut Reserve NV

I have a soft spot for this one;

it was the bubbles du jour

for my wedding. Interestingly,

it is the result of a unique

agreement between French

Champagne house Deutz

and Montana Wines that saw

expert French winemakers

impart their knowledge – and

share their brand – to develop

méthode traditionnelle on

Kiwi soil. Still following these

traditions, it remains the ideal

aperitif, elevating canapés

that it matches to a tee.

$26.99

Since the first time a friend

gave me a bottle of

this Kiwi méthode

traditionnelle, I was hooked.

A supermarket-shelf

stalwart, a special can

see you take this beauty

home for $20, but the fresh,

smooth taste still serves to

elevate any occasion.

Pairs best with cheese,

seafood and dessert, and you

can always step things up a level

with a 2008 or 2009 vintage.

$29.99

First tasted in Auckland,

at the beginning of an

unforgettable degustation

experience at Pasture (look

that one up!), it kicked off the

evening beautifully. Each of my

three tablemates appreciated

the fragrant, crisp drop and

would gladly repeat the

pleasure. Chardonnay grapes

create this sensational, certified

organic drop and the next in

line, the 2012 release, is also

prompting happy murmurs

from wine aficionados.

$55

For the Brits, this one takes

the cake – most royally. Freeflowing

at Windsor Castle at

the wedding reception for

Prince Harry and Meghan

Markle, it was also the firm

favourite of Sir Winston

Churchill. It begs to be raised

high in a salute of celebration,

with its blend of pinot noir,

pinot meunier and chardonnay

giving it a taste you’ll savour as

much as the party at which it

is popped.

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Pitch Side Picnic Marquee | 15 people $1100 + GST

Armstrong Prestige

WWW.HAGLEYPARKPOLO.COM


Aimee Ethon, Kasia Stanicich

Jenna Brown, Anita Kerr

Bex March, Lucy Ovenden

ZAMBESI FASHION SHOW

Euromarque Maserati and Zambesi held a glamorous evening

that showcased the Zambesi Spring Summer 18/19 collection

for men and women. It was an evening of elegance, sophistication

and sleek designer looks – both in fashion and transportation.

Daniel Grinter, Craig and Anna Pickett

Alan Cowie, Andrea Allen

Audrey Hill, Liz Falconer

Nick Radford, Mel Radford Brown

Nick Radford and Mel Radford Brown

Kevin and Wendy Lawler, Graham Roberts

Bella Black, Claudia Cockram, Jamin Marshall, Matt Dawson


NZ CUP & SHOW WEEK

The finery was in full force when we did the laps at both Addington

and Riccarton events. Here are a few of our highlights from the

Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day and Christchurch Casino NZ

Cup and gavelhouse.com 1000 Guineas Day.

win

a Singapore

getawaY

For two

Style

FlY awaY

with Singapore airlineS

One lucky winner will be winging their way to Singapore with a

friend courtesy of Singapore Airlines and Star Media. As well as

enjoying Premium Economy Class, the winners will enjoy 3 nights’

accommodation with breakfast. A great chance to explore and

see the exotic sights this city has to offer.

It’s easy to enter, just visit www.starmedia.kiwi/chca350 and

enter your details with the unique code below to be in to win.

Terms and conditions apply, please see website for details. All entries must be in by Sunday

16th December. Winners to be announced in The Star and online on the 20th of December.


Lisa Ward, Vanessa Campbell, Bruce Raubenheimer

Blyth Adams, Ann Lockhart, Vanessa Campbell

UNTOUCHED WORLD

WANAKA OPENING

Barney Sundstrom, Ann Lockhart, Christina Perriam

Sustainable New Zealand lifestyle brand Untouched

World celebrated the opening of their newest concept

store in Wanaka on 14 November 2018.

Photos: supplied

Divesh Singh

Jenny Ritchie, Nina Mill, Denise Mill

Penny Whyte, Sally Smith

REUBEN PATERSON

X WORLD

Reuben Paterson visited WORLD Christchurch recently to

showcase his glitter artworks. Guests admired the one-ofa-kind

pieces, sipped on sparkly drinks and soaked in all the

creative vibes the evening had to offer.

Susi Meares, Lucy Bennetto

Laura Moffett, Jane Hart, Emma Moffett

Francis Hooper, Reuben Paterson


Famieh Burke, Jean-Luc Grault

Annie Taylor, Jayde Drumm

ART DO

More than 450 generous New Zealanders attended the inaugural

Art Do at the Christchurch Art Gallery, raising $90,000 for the

sake of good art. World-leading chefs, designers and rockstar artists

came together for an immersive night of creative experiences.

Rebecca Dore, Sam Thorp

Rudy Gomez, Tom Shand

Catherine Ott, John Pike

Bridgette and Hannah Petrie

Rebecca and Tim Ogle


98 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 December 14.

LIFT AND FIRM

Don’t let the holiday stress come out in your eyes. Instead let

Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF15

target fine lines and crow’s feet, while plumping, lifting and

firming the eye area. Goodbye puffiness and dark circles. Be in

to win one (valued at $109) on us. ElizabethArden.co.nz

PONY UP

Your New Year’s resolution should be to become more familiar

with polo. You have no excuse not to with Armstrong Prestige

Hagley Park Polo Classic back for round two on January 27.

Whether you go the corporate way, get a 15-person gazebo

with the family or hit the oysters at the R18 Champagne Lawn

Enclosure, the polo on the field will be top notch. We have

four tickets to the R18 Champagne Lawn Enclosure to give

away to two lucky winners.

MORE COFFEE, LESS IMPACT

Christchurch’s waste-reducing company, The

Rubbish Whisperer, has launched a collapsible,

reusable cup to counter the byproducts of all those

takeaway coffees. The dishwasher safe Stojo cup

collapses into a leak-proof 4.5cm disk so you can

travel super light. We have three Stojo 355ml cups

($34.50 each) to give away.

EAU DE

CHRISTMAS

What does Christmas

smell like? Frankincense

and pine, according to

Matakana Botanicals. This

hand-poured soy and

natural beeswax candle is

guaranteed to put you in

the festive mood – and,

luckily for you, we have two

($40 each) to give away.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: PRESSO: Paula Thurnam. ELITE: Helena Carson. RUGBY STARS: Loretta Larcombe, Sonia-Ingrid

Marshall, Nick Jennings. ZEROBAG: Andy Phan, Allanah Uren, Brian White, Kathi TeHau, Biddy Steffend.

*Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person. You may enter all giveaways. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following

month’s edition. By registering their details, entrants give permission for Star Media to send further correspondence, which they can opt out of at any stage.


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Baltic Capitals.

hosted by Annie Mellor.

Cruise from Copenhagen to visit the Baltic, Europe’s secret sea. An ancient

crossroads of medieval towns, local culture and food. Discover Poland,

Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. We visit the chic cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm

and Helsinki and spend an overnight in St Petersburg, Russia.

18 days Fly/Stay/Cruise package.

Departs New Zealand 10 May 2019.

from

$ 7,999pp

share twin, based on Inside Cabin

Includes

• Return Economy class flights from Christchurch to Copenhagen

with Singapore Airlines • 1 night accommodation, breakfast and

sightseeing in Singapore • 2 nights pre-cruise accommodation

and breakfast in Copenhagen • All transfers to airport, hotels and

ship • 11 night Cruise on board MSC Poesia • Cruise gratuities and

port charges • Gala Dinner, private cocktail party, all meals and

entertainment on the cruise • 1 night post-cruise accommodation

in Copenhagen. Flexible return dates available!

DENMARK

COPENHAGEN

Warnemunde

(Berlin)

GERMANY

SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM

Baltic

Sea

Gdynia

(Gdansk-Danzig)

POLAND

FINLAND

Riga

Helsinki

Klaipeda

Tallinn

ESTONIA

LATVIA

LITHUANIA

St. Petersburg

RUSSIA

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prices are correct as at 01 June 18 • Prices are valid for new bookings only • Sales are valid until sold out or withdrawn • Prices include gratuities,

air taxes and port charges • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Flights are based on return economy class flying Singapore Airlines from

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is based on an Inside Cabin • A non-refundable deposit of $1250 per person is payable within 3 days of confirmation, final payment is due 4 months prior to departure • All

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