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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.
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is local, seasonal and generous (Canterbury venison, Te
Mana lamb, miso eggplant, avocado and yuzu mousse).
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The Armstrong Prestige Hagley Park Polo Classic
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Up north, luxury lifestyle hotel SO/ Auckland has
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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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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
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UNTIL 19 JANUARY
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The Court Theatre,
1 – 22
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Court Jesters’ fun, family-friendly and
interactive version of A Christmas Carol.
The Court Theatre, Christchurch
6 & 7
Enjoy screenings in a most picturesque
setting. All proceeds will go towards the
Arts Centre restoration.
The Arts Centre of Christchurch
7 DAYS LIVE
Dai Henwood, Jeremy Corbett, Paul
Ego, and more deliver quick-fire stand-up
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
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
A DAY AT THE POLO
The Ronald McDonald House South
Island presents great polo, food, auctions
and stomping of the divots, all for a
Port Hills Polo Club, Tai Tapu
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.
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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
7 DECEMBER – 22 FEBRUARY
Each Friday, unwind with live music,
drinks and tapas within the confines of
the rose garden.
DoubleTree by Hilton,
A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS
A joyful selection of sparkling musical
delights, seasonal orchestral favourites
and popular yuletide carols by the CSO.
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
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WHARE FLAT FOLK FESTIVAL
Four days of music and dance concerts,
workshops, entertainment and relaxation.
Waiora Scout Camp, Whare Flat,
TOP PADDOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nine acts, two stages, eight and a half
hours of music, showcasing national and
Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka
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
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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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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
Placing baking paper
over the liquid prevents
the lamb from burning
as the liquid
“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
1 lamb shoulder
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
200g dried cranberries
Handful of fresh mint,
30g cornflour mixed
with 15ml cold water
flaky sea salt
Deep roasting dish –
approx. 30cm x 30cm,
x 20cm deep
and minted peas
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
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.
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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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
and make it shine.
Asparagus and courgette salad with
goat’s cheese and pine nuts
2 bunches of asparagus
2 garlic cloves
100g goat’s feta
50g pine nuts, toasted
30ml olive oil
salt and pepper
handful of parsley,
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.
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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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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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!
Although regardless of your generosity, we bet they’ll take
more pleasure in chewing up the wrapping paper.
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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:
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
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.
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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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.
Add some resort style to your
backyard swimming pool.
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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).
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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.
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.
Hamptons Bar Cart from Katamama
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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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Wishing everyone a happy and safe festive season!
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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
Feeling generous? Boy have we found some
temptations for those with exquisitely
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
meet the founders of Sugarfina, just for good measure. www.neimanmarcus.com
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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
corner for anyone, sorry. www.toakchocolate.com
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ONCE IN A LIFETIME
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
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
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
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
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
often used in real estate – but a visit to this property
will leave you truly believing it,” says Tim.
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Connection to our
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
income. We have some advanced technology to help
you with this.
Can I use my existing assets to secure a loan?
Definitely! Interest rates on secured lending are
generally much less than unsecured loans. For
example, an unsecured personal loan from your bank
can be around 14.95%, however, secured loan rates at
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
Finance’s establishment fees range from $200 to $445.
Most finance companies charge an early repayment fee
too, which could be as little as the $100 we charge.
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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
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
Sal’s Pizza (opening early December)
IPPIN Ramen & Bowl
McDonald’s (opening early December)
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
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
Is Christchurch the Garden City
it once was? Words Craig Wilson
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
• 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.
20 Dakota Cres
03 384 1113
4 Edward St
03 688 0544
8 Harvest Rd
03 445 4087
with Tim Goom
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.
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.
• Jak Lineton is based in Arrowtown. He is a qualified carpenter that
enjoys creating quality solutions for any landscaping issue. He enjoys
• 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.
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
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
you to discuss your vision for your property and how best to make
it a reality.
Get the most out of your home and property with landscaping that
reflects your taste and lifestyle.
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We create award winning
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Redefine how you live outside.
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Treat your loved one to a
Christmas gift voucher of
pure bliss at Nicola Quinn
Beauty and Day Spa, where
focus on optimal results for
your skin, body and mind.
We were sorry to
hear Mona Vale’s daily
operating in October.
Never fear, the rare
pleasure of dining in
the Old English Revival
Homestead will not be
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gift voucher and reserve
your table now.
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.
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.
MIX IT UP
Delight the cook
in your life with
some quality English
Mason Cash, like this
In The Forest range
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and pudding basins.
Designed to nest
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With the perfect amounts of sustainably sourced natural
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skin irritations and dry complexions, the collection provides
everything you need for deep moisturising and skin brightening.
Share the gift of beautiful healthy skin.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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’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’.
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
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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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).
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
world to feel calm, refreshed & empowered.
Ph: 03 355 6400 | Merivale, Christchurch
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ILAM 203A Waimairi Rd
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THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR BEST
FACE FORWARD THIS FESTIVE SEASON.
SLEEP SNIFF BOX
Keep the festive nerves on the level with
this calming sleep-easy blend of neroli,
lavender and chamomile. Take a few deep
breaths to receive the aromatherapy
benefits. RRP $10
ELEMIS TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR HIM
Travel-size essentials for male grooming
on the go: Skin Soothe Shave Gel 50ml,
Deep Cleanse Facial Wash 50ml,
Daily Moisture Boost 50ml, Sharp Shower
Body Wash 100ml, Instant Refreshing Gel
20ml, bag and gift box. RRP $137
THE DARK HEART BEARD CO.
ARABICA FACIAL SCRUB
Fair trade coffee grounds will slough off
dry skin, while the avocado oil emulsifies
impurities and the UMF 10+ manuka
honey provides additional moisture to
your skin. RRP $25
TAILOR RENEW PROBIOTIC SERUM
A blend of vegan probiotic lysate and
grapeseed extract, this New Zealandmade
product will stimulate the skin’s
natural repair process, improve elasticity
for an anti-aging effect and counter
blemishes too. RRP $69
Going away over Christmas or New Year?
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A ‘working spray’ is what stylists turn to
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fear of build-up. RRP $55
The perfect gift
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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
Cire Trudon Gizeh Christmas Candle
Rose Grace Signature
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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,
jasmine petals, violet, vetyver and cashmeran, it’s the
gift that says, ‘I appreciate you, and everything you
Abel Golden Neroli Eau de Parfum
For those who are drawn to nature’s floral scents.
Gift someone you know with this exquisite unisex
fragrance made from 100% natural ingredients. A
gentle soft floral that blooms with a harmonious neroli
and matcha tea accord, a rich jasmine sambac,
petitgrain and ylang ylang heart and a soft santal base.
Foreo Luna 2 for Sensitive Skin
For those who need a little extra care.
This anti-ageing device assists with an intensive deeper
cleanse while softening the appearance of wrinkles and
fine lines. Due to its lower-frequency pulsations, the skin
appears firmer and more elastic and it preps your
skin with effective absorption of your go-to signature
skincare products. Perfect for those with sensitive,
delicate skins. sephora.nz
Skin specific facials for men & women
Proud retailer of luxury British
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NEW! Vegan-friendly Superfood range
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View the full range and purchase either
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Treat them with a Lotus Gift Voucher
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Taking it to the
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
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,”
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
“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.
Westfield Riccarton, 129 Riccarton Road, 03 265 0660 | Christchurch CBD, 1/112 Cashel Street, 03 377 2939
YOUR NEW AT-HOME
Once exclusively available in spas around the world and still lauded as Britain’s #1 luxury skincare brand, ELEMIS
is renowned for their ground-breaking formulas and transformative results. Encompassing the most powerful biological
actives available ELEMIS’ meticulous attention to detail, pioneering formulas and remarkably transformative results
are what truly sets their skincare apart. Proud to be spa partners with ELEMIS, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa understand
skin needs are different, let us help you find an ELEMIS skincare solution to suit you.
skincare online or
in the Spa
1. ELEMIS Travel Treasures for her
These bestselling travel-size essentials will ensure skin looks radiant,
no matter the distance. Includes: Gentle Foaming Facial Wash 30ml,
Soothing Apricot Toner 50ml, Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules 14
caps, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml, Sea Lavender & Samphire
Bath & Shower Milk 100ml, Sea Lavender & Samphire Hand & Nail
2. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Perfection
Give skin and eyes a magnificently moisturising and firming experience,
day and night with clinically proven*, multi award-winning Pro-
Collagen heroes. Reveal a firmer-looking, radiant complexion and help
delay signs of premature ageing. Includes: Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
50ml, Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 50ml, Pro Collagen
Hydra-Gel Eye Masks 1 sachet.
3. ELEMIS Fabulous Frangipani
Indulge from top to toe in the rich fusion of Tahitian Monoi oil. Collection
includes: Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 200ml, Body Oil 100ml, Body
Polish 200ml, Hand & Nail Cream 100ml, and exclusive Frangipani Glow
4. ELEMIS Magnificent Man
Men’s essentials to cleanse and refresh from head to toe. This start-tofinish
skincare routine for face and body leaves skin clean, hydrated
and totally revitalised. Includes: Active Hair and Body Wash 100ml,
Deep Cleanse Facial Wash 150ml, Daily Moisture Boost 50ml.
5. ELEMIS Beauty Wellness Wonders
Indulge with this 5-piece collection, the ultimate wellness experience
for face and body. Breathe balance back into your life with LIFE ELIXIRS
Fortitude Bath & Shower Elixir and Candle, whilst you treat skin to
the powers of Pro-Collagen. Includes: Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser
200ml, Luxury Cleansing Mitt, Pro-Collagen Marine Mask 50ml, Pro-
Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 30ml, LIFE ELIXIRS Fortitude Bath
& Shower Elixir 100ml, LIFE ELIXIRS Fortitude Candle 200g.
6. ELEMIS Frangipani Stars
Make every day a luxury with this divine duo to cleanse and
moisturise the body, with the exotic fragrance of Frangipani Monoi for
exceptionally soft skin. Collection includes: Frangipani Monoi Shower
Cream 200ml, Frangipani Monoi Body Oil 100ml.
*Independent clinical trials.
Call us for a phone consultation, or book your free skin consultation with our ELEMIS
certified therapists in the Spa to find out more about how ELEMIS can help you.
03 980 5400 • 9 Ernlea Terrace, Cashmere • www.lotusspa.co.nz
There’s a very good chance you’ve seen our work.
But you would never know.
Make sure you look your best
for Santa this Christmas
For a personal consultation at no charge please call
03 363 8810
110 Papanui Rd, Merivale
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UNDER THE SUN
Sun protection is looking good this summer with Kiwi
designer Rebe Burgess’s latest release, the second
drop for the Rebe brand. These New Zealand-made
offerings include the wide-brimmed Resort Panama
and a more refined Baby Resort Panama. rebe.co.nz
A NEW CONCEPT
Last month the doors were flung
open at Queenstown’s newest
concept store, SLOW. Excitingly,
with it comes access to some
international brands never seen
before in New Zealand, such
as Los Angeles-owned Shaina
Mote. Known for versatile and
timeless staples, there’s an air
of minimalism and an astute
attention to detail in these pieces
made from natural, sustainable
fabrics. We like! The brainchild
of Martina Blanchard and Sunny
Wehrle, SLOW encompasses
design, fashion, beauty and
lifestyle, at 83 Beach Street, where
you can also find a coffee studio
and art gallery.
THE FIRST RESORT
As unveiled at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Deadly Ponies’ latest
collection – Resort ’19 – features everything from crocodile texture to transparent
PVC. Colour-wise, blacks and stone lead through to saffron (yellow) and purple,
while the Mr Mini Verne Croc now comes in khaki. If you can’t brave the ultraviolet
PVC Mr Mini Monkey, add a splash by starting small with a python shoulder strap (as
seen on Mr Finch Luxe) – or one in clear PVC. Christchurch readers can explore the
full collection at both Head over Heels and Ballantynes.
Have you booked your
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19 December 10am–9pm
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All wrapped up with
Villa Fashion Slide, Available in Silver (pictured),
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Sterling Silver, 18 Carat Gold Plated Bracelet
with Mother of Pearl, $42
Two tees and one shorts for $100
Morning Star Short PJ Set
Now $20 (RRP $69.95),
Morning Star Robe
Now $20 (RRP $79.95)
Logo cool tank, $31
Kids’ Light-Up Luminator Sneaker
in Black Lime. $129.90
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in Platinum, $90
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Ella James catches up with Kiwi designer
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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.
Look sheets from the
Wynn Hamlyn show
during New Zealand
Fashion Week 2018 at
the Viaduct Events
LEFT AND RIGHT:
Clarke Denim Skirt and
Clarke Toggle Blazer.
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1. The naughty list
Reserve your very, very little black dress for New Year’s
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.
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
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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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Whether you’re typing
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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
the early morning commute until you hit the dance floor
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68 STYLE | fashion
An interview with
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
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
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
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
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Create your own
times in the spirit
of the season.
STYLIST Sarah Louise
PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Rose Creative
HAIR Sophie Tunstall, Bliss Hair Salon
MAKEUP Evie Pitt
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IS FOR PYJAMAS
Because style never sleeps, right?
A pair of cotton pyjamas is commonplace
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redundant gym shorts – and it simply
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Make seasonal transitions a breeze.
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80 STYLE | motoring
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
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
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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PRICE – Subaru Forester
Length, 4625mm; width,
1815mm; height, 1730mm
CONFIGURATION – Fourcylinder
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Even though the tyres (Bridgestone
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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
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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
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
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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.
Kids on safari
at Arctic Circle
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Warm up dining on
Now, if all this jolliness is
provoking a touch of the
‘Bah! Humbug!’, balance your
itinerary experiencing some
of these 5 other sensational
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
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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
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.
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.
Words Vanessa Ortynsky
image: Vanessa Ortynsky
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
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.
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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.
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.
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delicatessen, whole foods and grains, chicken and poultry, coffee
beans, speciality teas, lollies, patisserie, cakes, cheese and pasta.
Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this
opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sesame Sushi & Asian Fusion
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
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
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
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
Mad Mex, Langdons Quarter Northlands
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
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
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
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
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.
376 Riccarton Road
03 341 6992
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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
Daniel Le Brun
Rock Ferry Marlborough
Blanc de Blancs 2011
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.
Since the first time a friend
gave me a bottle of
this Kiwi méthode
traditionnelle, I was hooked.
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.
First tasted in Auckland,
at the beginning of an
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.
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
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SUNDAY 27 TH JANUARY. TICKETS ON SALE NOW.
Champagne Lawn Enclosure | R18 $55 per person + GST
Armstrong Prestige Club House Luncheon | Tables of 10 $2570 + GST
Pitch Side Picnic Marquee | 15 people $1100 + GST
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.
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
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.
Jenny Ritchie, Nina Mill, Denise Mill
Penny Whyte, Sally Smith
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
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
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
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.
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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• 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
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port charges • Gala Dinner, private cocktail party, all meals and
entertainment on the cruise • 1 night post-cruise accommodation
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