NOW FLYING DAILY FROM CHRISTCHURCH
Level One, 359 Lincoln Road,
03 379 7100
364 7494 / 021 914 428
364 7409 / 021 688 159
962 0743 / 027 654 5367
Charlie Rose Creative, Clemency Alice, Craig Wilson,
Getty Images, iStock, Jessica Amor, Ross Kiddie,
Style shares the latest in home, lifestyle and fashion
from home and abroad with its discerning readership each month.
Perfect-bound and printed on sustainably sourced, superior paper stock for
a lengthy shelf life, 46,000 copies are distributed to the premier suburbs of
Christchurch, Selwyn District, North Canterbury, Ashburton,
Queenstown and Wanaka. The majority are flow-wrapped in degradable
and recyclable plastic and letterboxed direct to homes, complemented
by copies available in Style stands at selected businesses.
Further readers enjoy us online at www.style.kiwi
A NOTE TO YOU
ello 2019, it’s nice to meet you. We’ve heard good
things about you and hope you follow through on your
promises to be even better than your predecessor.
The start of a new year sees many in full holiday mode
– the kids running wild, free from the structure of school,
and week-long getaways or day trips are the best move for
summer survival. It’s a time to reset, recharge and be resolute
that our relationship with 2019 will be mutually beneficial.
We expect this issue to find many of you on the beach, so
that’s where we’ve sent Style. A huge hello to those enjoying
the sun in Nelson, Mapua and Picton – be you new readers
or holidaymakers, we hope you enjoy this burst of summer
Style designed to get you on track for a great year.
As you recline in that deckchair, make sure to see Ella
James’ tips for surviving the season (page 18). She highlights
destinations to visit, podcasts for roadies and books you’ll
lose yourself in – the Style team has certainly taken note!
Are you looking to improve your relationship with food
this year? Gaynor Stanley has taken a long, hard look at
what high-fat, low-carb options like the Keto Diet offer
and underwent a three-day juice cleanse to boot. Read her
findings, cold-pressed juice in hand, from page 28.
Happy New Year to you and yours. And as for you, 2019,
I have a feeling you and I will get on.
Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd, is not responsible for any actions taken
on the information in these articles. The information and views expressed in this publication are not
necessarily the opinion of Allied Press Ltd or its editorial contributors.
Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information within this magazine, however,
Allied Press Ltd can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information.
WANT STYLE DELIVERED STRAIGHT
TO YOUR LETTERBOX?
Morgan & Finch hamper picnic basket $119.95 Bed Bath n’ Table, Iris Maison Somerset
linen tea towel $14.99, Momento Havana napkin ring $4.99, Luigi Bormioli ADV flute $14.99,
Momento Edison side plate $22.99 Stevens, CinCin tap tumbler $11.99 Farmers, Jackson
gold sunglasses $24.99 Glassons, Becoming Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama $49.99
Whitcoulls, Head Start sun hat $49.99 Acquisitions, Lexi tortoise sunglasses $29.99
Glassons, Living & Co paddle board & knife set $19 The Warehouse, Maxwell & Williams
cheese and paté knife set $29.99 Acquisitions, Fae slides $149.95 Street Legal, Cartwright
& Butler piccalilli chutney $16.99, Sheridan Bramble Bay Beach towel $59.95 Farmers
Prices correct at time of printing; please see in store.
KIP0417 NL Style Mag Advert Spread - 420x275 v2.indd All Pages
VIKING VIKING HOMELANDS
15 15 DAYS 15 DAYS DAYS | STOCKHOLM | | — — BERGEN — BERGEN or vice or vice or versa vice versa versa
SET SET SAIL SET SAIL SAIL APR APR – APR SEP – SEP – 2019; SEP 2019; 2019; 2020 2020 2020
FROM FROM AU$8,895 AU$8,895 PER PER PERSON
SILVER SILVER SILVER SPIRITS
Reykjavík Reykjavík Reykjavík
FINLAND FINLAND FINLAND
NORWAY NORWAY NORWAY SWEDEN SWEDEN SWEDEN
Bergen Bergen Bergen
Helsinki Helsinki Helsinki
Eidfjord Eidfjord Eidfjord
Oslo Oslo Oslo
Stockholm Stockholm Stockholm
St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg
Stavanger Stavanger Stavanger
Tallinn Tallinn Tallinn
ESTONIA ESTONIA ESTONIA
Ålborg Ålborg Ålborg
RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA
DENMARK DENMARK DENMARK Baltic Baltic Baltic
Sea Sea Sea
Cruise Cruise Cruise
Overnight Overnight Overnight in Port in Port in Port
GERMANY GERMANY GERMANY POLAND POLAND POLAND
Just Just Just like like the like the original the original Vikings, Vikings, we we are we are true are true true
innovators innovators when when it comes it it comes to to exploring to exploring and and and
uncovering the the treasures the treasures of of the of the world the world —— so — so so
who who who better better to to set to set the set the course the course for for your for your your next next next
We We have We have have carefully carefully curated curated a range a a range of of of
incredible incredible offers offers for for our for our award-winning
our cruises cruises so so you so you you can can discover can discover the the seas the seas seas
surrounding Scandinavia, the the Mediterranean,
the Asia, Asia, Asia, the the Americas the Americas and and and beyond.
Offers Offers end end end 31 31 March 31 March 2019.
IN IN THE IN THE THE WAKE WAKE OF OF THE OF THE THE VIKINGS
15 15 DAYS 15 DAYS DAYS | BERGEN | | BERGEN — — MONTREAL — MONTREAL
SET SET SAIL SET SAIL SAIL SEP SEP 2019; SEP 2019; 2019; AUG AUG AUG 2020 2020 2020
FROM FROM AU$10,995 AU$10,995 PER PER PERSON
SAVE SAVE SAVE UP UP TO UP TO TO
Reykjavík Reykjavík Reykjavík
ICELAND ICELAND ICELAND FAROE FAROE FAROE
ISLANDS ISLANDS ISLANDS
Prince Prince Christian Prince Christian Sound Christian Sound Sound
NORWAY NORWAY NORWAY
PER COUPLE PER COUPLEQaqortoq
Sea Sea Sea
Labrador Labrador Labrador
Torshavn Torshavn Torshavn Bergen Bergen Bergen
Lerwick Lerwick Lerwick
Shetland Shetland Shetland
Islands Islands Islands
L’Anse L’Anse aux L’Anse Meadows aux Meadows aux Meadows
Atlantic Atlantic Atlantic
Gulf of Gulf of Gulf of Ocean Ocean Ocean
Saguenay Saguenay Saguenay St. Lawrence St. Lawrence St. Lawrence
Quebec Quebec Quebec
Montreal Montreal Montreal
N N N
Cruise Cruise Cruise
Overnight Overnight Overnight in Port in Port in Port
INTO INTO INTO THE THE THE MIDNIGHT SUN SUN SUN
15 15 DAYS 15 DAYS DAYS | BERGEN | | BERGEN — — LONDON — LONDON
SET SET SAIL SET SAIL SAIL JUN JUN – JUN JUL – JUL – 2019 JUL 2019 2019 & 2020 & 2020 & 2020
FROM FROM AU$9,995 AU$9,995 PER PER PERSON
Reykjavík Reykjavík Reykjavík
Norwegian Norwegian Norwegian
Sea Sea Sea Lofoten Lofoten Lofoten
(Svolvær) (Svolvær) (Svolvær)
NORWAY NORWAY NORWAY
Shetland Shetland Islands Shetland Islands Islands
Kristiansund Kristiansund Kristiansund
(Lerwick) (Lerwick) (Lerwick)
Geiranger Geiranger Geiranger
Bergen Bergen Bergen
Oslo Oslo Oslo
Orkney Orkney Islands Orkney Islands Islands
(Kirkwall) (Kirkwall) (Kirkwall)
SCOTLAND SCOTLAND SCOTLAND
Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh N N
(Newhaven (Newhaven (Newhaven Harbour) Harbour) Harbour)
ENGLAND ENGLAND ENGLAND North North North
Sea Sea Sea
London London London
(Greenwich) (Greenwich) (Greenwich)
Cruise Cruise Cruise
Overnight Overnight Overnight in Port in Port in Port
Prices Prices are Prices are per are person, person, person, in Australian in in Australian dollars, dollars, dollars, based based on based double on double on double occupancy occupancy and and correct and correct correct at time at time at of time printing. of printing. of printing. Prices Prices based Prices based on based the on the on following the following departures departures in Veranda in Veranda in Veranda stateroom stateroom category: category: Viking Viking Viking Homelands Homelands 13 13 13
April April 2020; April 2020; In 2020; the In the In Wake the Wake of Wake the of the of Vikings the Vikings Vikings 14 14 September 14 September 2019; 2019; and 2019; and Into and Into the Into the Midnight the Midnight Sun Sun 22 Sun 22 June 22 June 2019. June 2019. Prices 2019. Prices include Prices include include all all advertised all advertised discounts. discounts. City City extension City extension must must be must taken be be taken in taken conjunction in in conjunction with with with
cruise cruise cruise itinerary. itinerary. Valid Valid on Valid on new on new bookings new bookings only, only, only, selected on selected selected departures departures and and subject and subject subject to availability. to to availability. Must Must book Must book by book 31 by by 31 March 31 March March 2019 2019 unless 2019 unless unless sold sold out sold out prior. out prior. For prior. For more For more details more details details visit visit vikingcruises.com.au
THE THE WORLD
Speak Speak to Speak to our to our our specialists to our specialists about about tailoring about tailoring tailoring a cruise a a cruise a for cruise for you. for you. you. for HOT.CO.NZ
3 lands 13
h ion with
BARRINGTON BARRINGTON 331 331 7182 331 7182 7182 I CHRISTCHURCH 331 I I 7182 I CHRISTCHURCH CITY CITY CITY 365 365 7687 CITY 365 7687 7687 I 365 FERRYMEAD I 7687 I FERRYMEAD I FERRYMEAD 376 376 4022 376 4022 4022 I 376 HIGH I HIGH 4022 I HIGH ST ST LANES I HIGH ST LANES 339 ST 339 LANES 3440 339 3440 3440 I 339 HORNBY I 3440 I HORNBY I 344 HORNBY 344 3070 344 3070 3070 344 3070
MERIVALE MERIVALE MERIVALE 355 355 2200 355 2200 2200 I 355 NORTHLANDS I 2200 I I NORTHLANDS 352 352 4578 352 4578 4578 I 352 RANGIORA I 4578 I RANGIORA I RANGIORA 313 313 0288 313 0288 0288 I 313 RICCARTON I 0288 I RICCARTON I RICCARTON 341 341 390 341 390 I 390 SHIRLEY 341 I I 390 SHIRLEY I 385 SHIRLEY 385 0710 385 0710 0710 I 385 UPPER I 0710 I UPPER RICCARTON I UPPER RICCARTON RICCARTON 343 343 0869 343 0869 0869 343 0869
12 INSIDE WORD
16 SAVE THE DATE
76 SEE BE SEEN
A Snapshot Of The
Most Stylish Events
A UE BOOM, Three-Day
Juice Cleanse & More
18 SPECIAL FEATURE
How To Make The Most
Of Summer 2019
24 EVENT FEATURE
Who To Watch & What
Not To Say At The Polo
34 LIVING FEATURE
Taking Care Of Business
In A Shared Space
The Drama Of
44 ART FEATURE
Exhibitions Ideal For
46 LUXE LIVING
Why Fat Is Good If You
Commit To Keto
RESENE CHORUS LINE
THE BEST OF HOME, LIFE & FASHION
Style is something unique to each of us. Each month Style encapsulates what’s remarkable, exciting or
emerging in the vibrant communities from Canterbury down to the Southern Lakes. Be assured, the best
of lifestyle, home and fashion will always be in Style.
Your future starts here.
We’re leading the way.
Faringdon’s latest release ‘The Borough’ is a quick walkies away from
Rolleston town centre, and is filled with the things that make life doggone easy.
Parks and reserves, reticulated gas, lightning fast fibre broadband,
and a new shopping precinct - it’s the sort of infrastructure that could
very well make other developments barking mad with envy.
Sections between 444 and 944m 2 , prices starting
from $165,000. Titles available in early 2019.
Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849
or go to www.faringdon.co.nz
Local Faringdon kid,
wants to be a vet
when she grows up.
Check out the new
video on our website.
Available now at Edward Gibbon
Make your bathroom renovation journey
fun, and create a space that you’ll love
Good design doesn’t have to cost an
arm and a leg and we think you’ll be
pleasantly surprised with what you can
achieve with CLARK, no matter your
The CLARK range of products are
thoughtfully simple and refreshingly
smart, to bring pleasure and enjoyment to
your every day.
Visit the Edward Gibbon Showroom
for more information.
Bathroom | Kitchen | Laundry | Outdoor Heating | Space Heating | Water Heating
293 Cranford Street (Showroom), St Albans P 366 7137
75 Kingsley Street, Sydenham P 366 7199
Other Branches: 23 Reece Crescent WANAKA | 206 Glenda Drive, Frankton QUEENSTOWN | www.reece.co.nz/storefinder
48 BEAUTY NEWS
52 BEAUTY FEATURE
Safe Tan With Faux Flair
56 FASHION NEWS
58 SPECIAL FEATURE
The Gear To Wear To A
Day At The Polo
60 DESIGNER FEATURE
BESS Knows Best
62 FASHION SHOOT
Kids On Tour
68 MEN’S FASHION
Bigger Is Better With The
Mercedes-Benz GLC 63S
FOOD & WINE
72 FOOD NEWS
Top Spots In Queenstown
74 FOOD DESTINATIONS
Happy New Year! We wish you one full of good
times and a little indulgence. Photo: artJazz, iStock
Visit the Bayleys Knight Frank
Foyer this summer and see what’s
HOT at Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
Renowned for its creative spirit and unstoppable
imagination, discover Ōtautahi’s spirit of
innovation by ensuring a visit with friends
and family is on your summer to-do list.
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,
LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008
12 STYLE | inside word
Image: Charlie Rose Creative (edited)
There are a few newbies to the Christchurch food scene
that should be on your ‘to-try’ list. Italian bistro Earl,
found on Rauora Park (128 Lichfield Street), promises to
keep things simple, but always a cut above. If the luck of
the Irish is what you’re after, head to The Little Fiddle
on The Terrace, where you’ll find pub fare with a side of
true-to-form Irish culture.
Casamassima Italian Fare (48 Salisbury Street) recently
became one of the first three Italian restaurants in New
Zealand to be honoured by the Italian government in
recognition of its Italian food and products. Alongside
Non Solo Pizza (Auckland) and La Bella Italia
(Wellington), it now bears the prestigious Q plaque for
New year, new denim? Dual has relaunched in
Christchurch’s central city, slipping in beside wine bar
Not Without You (181 High Street). Expect the same
design-focused, Kiwi-made denim options they’ve
been known for since the 1990s. Newcomer Indigo &
Provisions (Boys’ High building, the Arts Centre) sources
international brands to bring you specialist denim and
something to go on top. The team at Death by Denim
are dedicated to ensuring you get the right fit – whether
you’re shopping at Cashel or Merivale malls.
The ultimate Kiwi shoe is the jandal, right? Well, Allbirds
has a new option to try on for size – with soles made
from renewable sugarcane. Combined with the world’s
first carbon-negative green ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA),
these soles offer a sweet alternative.
Whether it is a RELAXING WANDER,
picking up some GROCERIES,
buying that PERFECT GIFT,
or a little well deserved SELF-INDULGENCE
Avonhead Shopping Centre
Cnr Withells Road & Merrin Street, Avonhead
4 2 2 1 2 2
1051 4 DYERS 2 PASS 2 ROAD, 1 GOVERNORS 2 2 BAY
AUCTION: 1051 DYERS Thursday, PASS 14th February ROAD, 2019 GOVERNORS at 10.00am BAY
Harcourts AUCTION: Gold Thursday, Auction 14th Rooms, February 4712019 Papanui at 10.00am Rd (Unless Sold Prior)
OPEN Harcourts HOMES: Gold Auction Call listing Rooms, agent 471 for Papanui viewing details Rd (Unless Sold Prior)
With OPEN jaw-droppingly HOMES: Call listing beautiful agent views for viewing over Governors details Bay, this awe-inspiring
contemporary With jaw-droppingly home beautiful is a statement views of over style Governors that’s crafted Bay, to this perfection. awe-inspiring With
exceptional contemporary outdoor home entertaining is a statement areas, of style exquisite that’s spaces crafted and to perfection. a tranquillity With beyond
compare, exceptional this outdoor sensational entertaining property areas, is sure exquisite to be a high-flyer spaces and on a many tranquillity must-see beyond lists.
Tucked compare, away this sensational a substantial property hillside is sure section to be (5067m2) a high-flyer and on cocooned many must-see by established lists.
native Tucked greenery, away on this a substantial architecturally hillside designed section (5067m2) double glazed and cocooned property (Jonty by established Rout
of native Sheppard greenery, & Rout) this architecturally epitomises exceptional designed design, double quality glazed craftsmanship property (Jonty and Rout
charming of Sheppard elegance. & Rout) Built epitomises on a floating exceptional slab and design, immaculately quality craftsmanship presented, this and elevated
masterpiece charming elegance. boasts four Built double on a floating bedrooms slab and (including immaculately a master presented, with an ensuite, this elevated
built-in masterpiece wardrobes boasts and four a double private bedrooms balcony that (including drink those a master views) with plus an ensuite, two modern
bathrooms built-in wardrobes and toilets, and making a private it balcony well-suited that to drink a dream in those family views) life. plus two modern
The bathrooms living areas and each toilets, offer making something it well-suited different to and a dream whichever family life. you choose to spend
time The living in, they areas all enjoy each offer front something row seats to different that mesmerising and whichever view! you Outside choose and to facing spend
north, time in, the they sun-soaked all enjoy front 5067m2 row section seats to offers that mesmerising three outdoor view! living Outside areas, giving and facing you
plenty north, the of space sun-soaked for friends 5067m2 and family section to offers roam three at the outdoor housewarming, living areas, while giving stunning you
landscaped plenty of space gardens for friends add to and the family serenity to roam of the at setting. the housewarming, while stunning
Located landscaped on the gardens Port Hills add between to the serenity Governors of the Bay setting. and Christchurch, this level of
tranquillity Located on this the close Port Hills to the between city is a Governors real rarity. Access Bay and to Christchurch, the walking and this level biking of tracks
of tranquillity the Port Hills this close is from to your the city front is door, a real while rarity. the Access amenities to the walking of the city and and biking excellent tracks
zoned of the Port schools Hills including is from your Cashmere front door, High while are only the amenities a short drive of the away. city and excellent
A zoned private schools piece including of Port Hills Cashmere paradise High with are panoramic only a short views drive that away. will amaze, our current
vendors A private have piece already of Port purchased, Hills paradise so your with family panoramic dream views could that come will true amaze, sooner our current than
you vendors think. have already purchased, so your family dream could come true sooner than
Note: you think. Legal description is 1081 Dyers Pass Road.
Note: Legal description is 1081 Dyers Pass Road.
$485 MILLION IN SETTLED SALES
PH $485 352 MILLION 6166 IN OR SETTLED 0275 252 SALES 959
PH 352 6166 OR 0275 252 959
NO.4 NO.8 NO.12
HARCOURTS HARCOURTS HARCOURTS
NEW ZEALAND 2017/18
14 STYLE | inside word
Down south, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel has recently
opened three new luxury junior suites in its Qualmark fivestar
Boutique & Lodge-graded premise. Not to be outdone,
Eichardt’s Private Hotel was awarded Australia & Oceania
Luxury Ski Resort at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018,
and its sister property, The Spire, was dubbed New Zealand’s
top Luxury Small Hotel. Southern hospitality at its best!
High above Lake Wakatipu, Kamana Lakehouse has recently
opened its doors. Taking the place of Aspen Hotel (139
Fernhill Road), the hotel has had a multi-million-dollar reno
and rebranding and includes Nest Kitchen and Bar, which
serves Mediterranean fare alongside its stunning views.
For a touch of class and a dollop of art deco, you’ll want
to sip your next cocktail at the Ivory Bar (93 Ivory Street).
What was Rangiora’s Northern A&P building has had a
$2-million makeover that will bring out the Gatsby in you.
Bird & Knoll, with wildlife photographer and conservationist
Deon De Villiers, has delivered something to truly satisfy your
wild side. Cashmere-blend scarves feature five vulnerable
species and form the Wild collection, purchases from which
support the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Will you help save
the lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra or elephant? birdandknoll.com
If you’re looking to do something a little special, get a group
of four to 12 friends together and opt for the Royal Box
Experience at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Indulge in an antipasto
platter and drink ahead of your selected show (Nigella
Lawson on January 25, perhaps?), and another drink and ice
cream at interval. It’s like having your cake and eating it too.
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival returns on January 26, with
more than 40 craft brewers and 35 street food vendors
making themselves at home in Hagley Park. With the likes of
Salmonella Dub and Stellar on the runsheet, go VIP ($187)
for full stage appreciation – and all the food, beer and cider
you can handle.
16 STYLE | events
SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 2019 | EMAIL YOUR EVENTS TO email@example.com
Isaac Theatre Royal,
10 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY
BREAD & CIRCUS WORLD
11 – 18
TAHUNA SUMMER SOUNDS
Kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds
of summer by the beach at these free
A SUMMER’S DAY
Kiwi favourites Dragon and Californian
rock legends Jefferson Starship support
US act TOTO in this talent-packed
Hagley Park North, Christchurch
20 JANUARY – 17 FEBRUARY
DEEP SOUTH LAZY
Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn
with good food, music and friends.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
ELAINE PAIGE IN CONCERT
Songs from her illustrious career
alongside an array of her favourite
tracks by contemporary songwriters.
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
With her distinctive ‘whisky and dry’
voice, Gin Wigmore is one of New
Zealand’s favourite female artists.
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
The reggae icons celebrate their 40th
anniversary with their greatest hits.
Hagley Park North
With Don McGlashan and Emily
Fairlight, see the musician who took out
Album of the Year, Best Solo Artist and
Best Video at the VNZMA 2018.
Regent Theatre, Dunedin
FESTIVAL GALA – THE FIRST BITE
A hilarious smorgasbord of the
favourites from this year’s Bread and
Circus World Buskers Festival.
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
KIDS COMEDY GALA
Roll up to see comedians, clowns,
acrobats, magicians and musicians
providing top quality entertainment
without the rude bits!
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
31 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY
NELSON BUSKERS FESTIVAL
From free family friendly fun to ticketed
adults-only events, all audiences can
expect a laugh.
The ‘sand’ event kicks off four
that see runners take to the
beach, Hagley Park, Halswell
Quarry and city roads.
THE HOT SPRING T20
CHRISTCHURCH BLACK CLASH
Stephen Fleming’s Team Cricket
will be defending its honour against
Sir Graham Henry’s Team Rugby.
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
HAGLEY PARK POLO
Showcasing the best players
and ponies from around the world,
don’t miss this thrilling sporting
– and particularly social – event.
South Hagley Park
1 – 3 FEBRUARY
One of the ‘must see’ historic
and classic race events in the
Mike Pero Motorsport Park,
ON SELECTED PRODUCTS
HURRY WHILE STOCKS LAST!
MARZO ACRYLIC BATH
CHRISTCHURCH 305 Cashel St, Ph 03 379 4750 DUNEDIN 46 Timaru St, Ph 03 466 3600 NELSON 68 Gladstone Rd, Ph 03 544 9392 www.oakleysplumbing.co.nz
18 STYLE | special feature
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
The run-up to Christmas is a tinsel-clad whirlwind of parties, festive food, champagne and
yet more festive food. Boxing Day onwards can often be somewhat of an anti-climax,
resulting in days spent on the sofa, scraping the barrel (of cookies and chocolates).
However, if you can peel yourself away from watching your favourite Christmas
movies on loop, there’s an abundance of incredible days out to be had just a stone’s
throw away, and a little preparation will make them all the more enjoyable.
Words Ella James
STYLE | special feature 19
– THE TRIPS –
Rounding up the never-ending list of incredible locations that are on our doorstep is a near
impossible task, but we’ve tried our best. Here are our top four locations for the season.
Corsair Bay, Lyttelton
When we say a stone’s throw away,
we really do mean it. Between swimming
out to the raft, relaxing on the grass and
enjoying a picnic, the day will pass all too
soon. At Corsair Bay, shade is hard to
come across, so take heed.
Devil’s Punchbowl Falls,
Devil’s Punchbowl Falls is one of the
gems of Arthur’s Pass National Park,
offering a change in the standard
summer itinerary of beaches and lakes.
The sound and view of the waterfall is
bound to impress, and the cold, misty
spray is a welcome drenching on a
hot day. Walking the track requires a
moderate level of fitness and will take
approximately one hour, but a café not
far from the car park serves up some
Omarama Hot Tubs
When it’s hot out there, there’s
nothing quite like cooling off in a
private tub of fresh mountain water
with your nearest and dearest.
The tubs’ backdrop is dramatic yet
simultaneously calming, commanding
guests to relax. Sometimes the sun
just doesn’t play ball, but moody
weather can make this experience
all the more magical – plus you can
turn up the heat in the tub.
Godley Head Track, Sumner
Godley Head remains capable of leaving us
speechless time and time again.
The wild coastline, secluded baches and military history will
excite and inspire, thus distracting from
the lengthy walk itself. Even your dogs can enjoy this incredible
track, just be sure to keep them on their leads.
20 STYLE | special feature
– THE READING –
It just wouldn’t be summer
without a book. They aren’t only
the perfect accompaniment for
a day on the beach; they’re also a
fabulous wet weather contingency
plan for when you just can’t stand
the thought of watching any more
For the inspiring chef: Chrissy
Teigen certainly knows how to cook
up a storm. Her second cookbook,
Cravings – Hungry for more, serves up
mouthwatering recipes that will have
you salivating where you stand. We
just wish Teigen and her husband,
John Legend, could join us.
For jerking tears: The Friend by
Sigrid Nunez tackles the topic of grief
in a raw, yet heart-warming manner.
The story of a woman’s unique and
imperative bond with a Great Dane
during a period of grieving delivers
the reader a combination of sadness,
joy and hope.
For those seeking catharsis: Author
Olivia Laing is back, with her first
fictional read. Crudo is a novel set in
the present day. The story is based
around Kathy, a 40-year-old woman
who is soon to be wed. A backdrop
of Brexit, climate change, the migrant
crisis and the Trump residency make
for a whirlwind narrative that we can
at least partially relate to.
– THE PODCASTS –
Podcasts are a great way to avoid conversation during those
endless summer car rides. They’re capable of drowning out the
sound of over-tired children, argumentative other halves and
irate motorists, so turn them up loud. Download your podcasts
when you have wi-fi. You’ll need your data for more pressing
matters, like using Google Maps to find your way home.
For real-life drama: At times, Caliphate is almost unbearable
to listen to, but it’s impossible to press pause. Reporter Rukmini
Callimachi educates and shocks in equal measure on the topic
For fashion addicts: Dressed: The History of Fashion will deliver
your fashion fix. This podcast is an easy listen that will have you
clued up on fashion through the ages; from the Egyptians, to the
Flapper era, up until the present day.
For a break from it all: Sometimes, we just need to listen to
something a little light-hearted, and This is love is just the podcast
for the job. International politics, violence and drama simply
aren’t welcome here. This podcast is all about love.
STYLE | special feature 21
– THE ESSENTIALS –
Destination, check. Books and podcasts, check. You’re almost prepared for
your best summer yet; just don’t forget to pack these essentials.
Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or tackling a walking
trail, you’re bound to be taking photos a plenty. So don’t even think
about leaving home without a portable phone charger. On the
subject of mobile phones, consider packing a water-resistant phone
pouch. Sea selfies are yours for the taking.
Beachy summer hair doesn’t come as easily as we’d like, but a few
spritzes of salt spray can certainly accelerate the tousling process.
We love Rockaway Salt Spray, available at Ballantynes. Apply yours
before you leave the house and voilà, surfer girl hair without even
getting your feet wet. Now we’re talking.
Just how exactly do you intend to listen to your summer playlist or
one of the above podcasts? A portable sand and waterproof speaker
is an absolute lifesaver. Purchase one with a strap that you can tie to
your backpack such as the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom, from Noel
Leeming, and your summer soundtrack will be in earshot for every
beach, trekking and camping excursion.
Last but absolutely not least, sun protection. Sunscreen, SPF lip
balm, summer hats and cover-ups should always be within arm’s
reach. As if we had to remind you?
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Lyrics by TIM RICE
Written and Directed
by Emma Cusdin
Directed by STEPHEN ROBERTSON Musical Direction by RICHARD MARRETT
16 - 26 JANUARY
TICKETS ONLY $10
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH
22 STYLE | special feature
DIARY OF A
Ella James spent 24 hours in the Marlborough Sounds, discovering
a few key tips to surviving a Kiwi summer along the way.
Having been tasked with writing a summer guide to
New Zealand’s South Island, I became painfully aware
that perhaps I haven’t explored my incredible surroundings
almost nearly enough. So, my boyfriend and I packed the
car, puppy and all, and headed for a night away in the
To get to the bach in Blackwood Bay, we took the
water taxi from Picton. The sea was calm; the dog was not.
Luckily, it wasn’t long before we jumped onto the property’s
private jetty. We were left speechless by a wonderful bach
surrounded by serene waters that were alive with starfish,
rays and schools of fish. We filled the fridge with beers and
jumped into the sea to cool off. We were utterly secluded,
and it was paradise.
Later on, my boyfriend, the puppy and I dried off at the end
of the jetty. The only thing missing was a cold beer. I ran along
the crooked wooden jetty to the bach, a mirage of icy beers
ahead. And a mirage it was. As per most holiday rentals, the
last tenants had unplugged the fridge. Luke warm beers it was.
Back on the jetty, tepid beer in hand, the distant humming
of a speedboat grew louder. “Do you pair like mussels?” we
soon heard. A stocky male, arms dense with tattoos, grabbed
on to the jetty with one hand, offered a bucket of gargantuan
mussels in the other. For some time, the male told magical
tales of the waters that surrounded us, interrupted only by
the occasional insults that he spat out regarding the water
taxi companies and their absurd prices. As conversation grew
drier than our beer supply, the man stated, “The name’s
Tussock.” Then he was gone, sailing into the distance leaving
only a rather intimidating bucket of green lipped mussels.
The sun was beating down on the jetty unremorsefully,
so we decided to walk up to the waterfall to cool off. The
waterfall was supposedly a minute’s walk from the bach.
Thirty minutes had passed without seeing so much as a trickle
of water. The song Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls now seemed
all too relevant. By dinnertime the remaining beers were cold
and we feasted heartily on the colossal mussels. The sunset
was incredible and perfectly punctuated a perfect summer’s
day. Shades of pink grew more and more dramatic until
complete darkness and calm.
We rose early on Sunday morning to the sounds of the
ocean and the wildlife. All was gloriously peaceful, until the
puppy spotted her first weka.
All too soon the water taxi arrived. One night in this
haven simply wasn’t enough. Just a single night away from
civilisation, with limited phone signal had done the absolute
world of good. We felt refreshed, aligned and recharged.
As we approached Picton on the boat, I pictured myself
looking radiant and sun-kissed with tousled hair blowing in the
wind. The reality? Long, matted hair with a burnt nose and
shoulders. (How to spot a bach rookie.)
Car loaded, we started the journey back to Christchurch.
Just minutes in, it became apparent that the car wasn’t running
so smoothly. The culprit? A ginormous screw in the front right
tyre. The solution was simple, just switch the punctured tyre
with the spare tyre in the boot, right? My boyfriend looked
solemn, knowing all too well he hadn’t the faintest idea
how to change a tyre. Dog barking, boyfriend swearing, we
rolled to the nearest garage where an old, leathery mechanic
resolved the issue in the blink of an eye. Life was gloriously
easy at the car-free bach, I thought to myself.
Back on the road, we set our sights for Christchurch.
“Ah, I’ve got some pretty hectic stomach cramps,” my
boyfriend whimpered. Surely not the mussels?
AWAITS IN CASHMERE
Lifestyle living and family perfect
We seek new owners to enjoy the extravagance of this beautiful Cashmere home. Embrace million dollar views from every angle, if entertaining
is your inclination, both inside and out provide beautiful options. Generous living spaces are superbly designed for a relaxed family lifestyle.
Unparalleled location in a sheltered, private, gorgeous, all seasons’ garden.
Zoned for Cashmere High School and Cashmere Primary School.
Please contact us for your private viewing now.
Norma Lill 027 432 5168 | Rose Crawford 027 565 8193
2 4 3 2
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008
24 STYLE | event
AT THE PEAK
There’s one team that has a vested interest in taking home the
Hagley Park Polo Cup this month. Style gets to know the Wood family,
who are not only playing as a tournament team for the first time in 10 years
but one of them is responsible for the event itself.
Words Kate Preece Photography Charlie Rose Creative
STYLE | event 25
It was Winston Churchill who once said: “A polo
handicap is a passport to the world” and he was
on the mark when it comes to the Wood family.
For 30 years, Roddy and Diedre Wood led
a double life. Roddy’s professional polo career
meant they spent half the year in Britain – where
Roddy played for and later managed the Guards
Polo Club in Windsor, then returned home for a
Kiwi summer. During this time, the couple raised
three boys, who are now men forging their own
careers as internationally recognised polo players.
Yet, despite sharing a passion for the sport
of kings, Roddy (62), Charlie (30), Jimmy (27)
and Henry (23), have only played twice as a
tournament team – the last time being 10 years
ago. At the second Armstrong Prestige Hagley
Park Polo on the 27th of this month, however,
they’ll clock up No 3.
“It’s pretty special to be playing together as a
family,” says Roddy, recalling the first chukka with
his sons, when Henry was just nine. “Polo is a
very unique sport in the way that it allows all
ages and varying abilities to play together at a
Are we likely to see any family dynamics spill
out on the polo field? “We try to keep the arguing
to a minimum,” says Roddy, quick to describe
the family as very close. “We’re hugely lucky. We
really do support and encourage one another
and want each of us to be at our best. It’s a team
game after all.”
As well as being on one of the four teams
competing for the Hagley Park Polo Cup, Jimmy’s
the mastermind behind the event’s conception
and ongoing organisation.
“It’s hugely special to organise a polo
tournament on this scale, right in the heart of our
city,” he says.
“My girlfriend, Sophie, now travels with me
between the UK and New Zealand and together
we want to build this event year-on-year, making it
the social and sporting event of the South Island.
“We are attracting players from all over the
world, and this is really exciting.”
26 STYLE | event
A day in the life
This second generation of polo players lead a similar
jetsetting lifestyle to their father. Individually, they have
played in destinations that include Iran, Canada, Australia,
the USA, Thailand, China, Germany, and, of course, the UK.
When in New Zealand, however, the brothers live within
a stone’s throw of the family field in Sefton, which makes
keeping on top of their training all the more easy.
Consistency is key for both the players and the horses
– as you would expect from any professional athletes and
their counterparts. A dedicated team of family members,
as well as personal trainers and physiotherapists when
necessary, travel alongside the players to ensure they can be
all that they can be. Whether it’s keeping the players well
fed, or making sure they’re in the right frame of mind, this
group provides a vital piece of the puzzle that keeps these
players at the top of their game. The horses have grooms to
cater to their day-to-day requirements.
With well over 100 horses between them, Waireka is a
busy farm. Each horse is exercised in the morning by the
grooms and then, after lunch, the brothers will school each
pony individually for about 20 minutes. Every weekend there
will be a tournament, consisting of two to three games, with
whichever ponies are most suitable getting a run.
If there is any downtime, the brothers will opt for a swim
or round of golf to take their minds off the pressures of
Champagne, Oysters & Polo
In its second year, the Armstrong Prestige Hagley Park
Polo is mixing things up with the introducton of the R18
Champagne Lawn, to which a general admission ticket
gives you access.
“Last year we invited everyone to rock up with a picnic
and we love that we were able to do that in our first
year. The crowds gave us goosebumps,” says Jimmy. “We
hope they will all return to buy a ticket and enjoy the
“It’s something new and unexpected in Christchurch.
You don’t need to play or even ride a horse to enjoy the
day – it’s about being with friends and enjoying the beautiful
surroundings. A bit of cheering wouldn’t go amiss as
– the players love it!”
STYLE | event 27
What you need to know
1. There will be five chukkas in the game, with each
chukka lasting seven minutes.
2. The players will change onto fresh horses at the
end of each chukka, as well as often throughout.
3. Goals change every time a team scores. This can be
confusing for spectators, but it keeps the game fair
as any slight gradient on the ground, or even the
wind direction, can be seen as an advantage.
4. Players will bring up to 12 horses each to one game.
Player to watch
NAME: Jack Richardson (26 years old)
HANDICAP: 7 Goal
Flying in from England, especially for this
tournament, Jack has played in both the Gold
Cup and The Queens Cup in the UK, two of
the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
Jack is also a regular feature on the England
“I love all sports and grew up with horses. My
father played as well as my younger brother, so
it was a natural choice for me,” he says.
And how will you know it’s him? “I’m pretty
tall and quite loud on the field!”
Going to the polo is a unique day out –
both in terms of sporting spectatorship
and dress code. While bearing some
similarities to a day at the races,
polo dress is less structured, more
‘undone’… and is about comfort, above
all else. Ladies – avoid the stilettos at
Most important moment
of the match?
The final chukka. Games are very much
won or lost in these final seven minutes
– it can sometimes feel like a lifetime!
Worst thing you could say to
a polo player?
“Break a leg” – a player’s worst
28 STYLE | report
FAT OR FAD?
Is fat something to fear or something to revere?
High-protein, low-carb diets are the diets du jour going into 2019, but, if you’re
contemplating keto, first consider whether you could
stomach 1500 calories from fat a day.
STYLE | report 29
Filling time at Sydney Airport recently, ahead of an early
flight home, I decided to have a ‘light’ breakfast at Mach2
restaurant. I clocked other diners tucking into plates of
bacon and eggs with the lot provoking my reflex response:
‘unhealthy’, and duly ordered the home-made crumpets with
ricotta and berries. Well, all eyes soon turned my way when
three enormous crumpets as high as they were wide arrived,
peeking out from a mountain of creamy ricotta, berry compote
and golden syrup so extravagant my neighbour leaned over to
declare “that looks more like dessert”.
Inflight, fending off a food coma from the only crumpet I’d
managed, I watched Netflix doco The Magic Pill, which suggests
what we’ve been told about nutrition is dangerously wrong;
that the fat-based diet eaten by our hunter-gatherer ancestors
is the fuel nature intended for us, not the carbohydrate-based
diet the western world has been consuming in recent times.
The film tracks people in the US and Australia adopting a
protein-based ‘ketogenic’ diet that’s high on fat and very low
on carbs to not only lose weight but alleviate chronic health
conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma,
hypertension and autism. Within weeks they all achieve
remarkable improvements in wellbeing, losing not only kilos
but entrenched drug dependency. Compelling arguments are
made for re-evaluating the relative position of carbs vs fats in
our diet and ridding it of refined oils, processed and low-fat
foods, provoking much food for thought: Would bacon and
eggs have been the healthier breakfast choice?
Should we fuel on carbs or on fat?
“Why do humans alone need willpower to control
our weight when all other species on the planet
(except those fed by us) do so automatically?” asks
The Magic Pill producer and narrator Pete Evans,
of My Kitchen Rules fame. The carbohydratebased,
low-fat diet that’s been championed since
the 1960s is the reason why, his film asserts.
Carbohydrates fuel our bodies on glucose, ie
sugar. Any chef will tell you fat equals flavour, so
low-fat food producers compensate for less taste
by adding more sugar. Consuming more sugar than
we can process makes it the culprit for escalating
rates of chronic illness and obesity, say low-carb
Dubbed Paleo Pete for his fierce advocacy for
reverting to only eating the foods available to cave
dwellers in the Paleolithic era, Evans has lately
embraced the even more controversial ketogenic
diet (paleo is so 2015). Eating keto means eating
a phenomenal amount of full fat animal foods
because proponents argue our metabolism runs
more efficiently burning fat for energy – using
ketones produced from breaking down fats for fuel
– than it runs on glucose.
Evans’ ‘Magic Pill’ formula is:
• eat only wholefoods, choose organic,
primarily grass-fed meat and non-starchy
vegetables and fruit, seafood, and eggs;
• instead of avoiding animal fats, embrace
nose-to-tail eating and saturated fats like
tallow, lard and butter, along with olive
oil, avocado and coconut oils; eliminate
refined vegetable oils;
• no grains, no bread, no pasta, no cereals,
no legumes; replace them with seeds
• no processed foods (even the helpful
ones like wine and coffee!); fermented
foods are favoured;
• if you must have dairy, only full fat and
organic (strict paleo allows no dairy).
30 STYLE | report
High fat pros and cons
High-fat, low-carb diets like keto or paleo
(or Atkins, remember that one?) replace
carbs with healthy sources of fat (naturally
occurring plant and animal fats not chemically
processed ones) and attract rave reviews for
shifting excess weight fast. They also advocate
many healthy foods, and fats are known to be
especially beneficial for our brains.
On the flipside, critics claim too many
rules make such diets too hard to follow,
that weight loss is difficult to maintain long
term and living on grass-fed beef and wild,
sustainably caught seafood is expensive. But
the major criticism of these diets is that they
are unbalanced, eliminating entire food groups
considered essential to healthy eating.
That’s why, when the Keto Diet was
assessed for the first time this year by health
experts for US News & World Report’s annual
40 Best Diets, it ranked last (paleo came in at
32). That’s why the president of the Australian
Medical Association called for The Magic Pill to
be pulled off air (citing its misinformation risk).
I can, however, vouch first hand for the
transformative effect of Pete’s diet. Ten years
ago, I escorted him on a media famil when
he was a host of a daytime cooking show and
chef at fashionable Hugo’s Pizza Restaurant.
While unquestionably good looking then, since
turning his back on carbs and leaving pizza
making to his brother, Pete now looks way
fitter and his complexion and those ultra-blue
eyes positively glow (more than any amount of
teeth whitening could account for).
How does keto differ from paleo?
Both are high-fat, low-carb diets – in keto’s case
extremely low carbs – advocating a high intake
of animal proteins. While paleo focusses on
eliminating certain foods to only eat high-protein,
low-carb food rich in fibre, a ketogenic diet’s
primary focus is to change the body’s metabolism
from running on sugar to running on fat. To
achieve and maintain this state of ‘ketosis’, you
must radically reduce your carbohydrate intake
and replace the vast majority of carbs with fat.
Intermittent fasting helps to enter ketosis too.
Going keto means keeping count of the three
macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats)
to derive 75% of your daily calorie intake (which
averages 2000 calories for women, 2500 for
men) from fat, 20% from protein (which rather
than being a fuel is a building block) and just 5%
from carbs – that amounts to one banana a day.
Centre in 1996,
• Chinese Herbs
Contains a perfect combination of three of
the best skin oils known to help keep your
skin healthy, vibrant & flawless. Contains
100% pure blend of Organic Dilo, Organic
Argan & Wild Rosehip oils.
AMAZING PRICE - 50ml ONLY $26.90
MAIL ORDER AVAILABLE
TCM Chinese Medical Centre
Christchurch Clinic: 285 Riccarton Rd Ph: 03-3431668
Ashburton Clinic: 47 Alford Forest Rd Ph: 0800 826285
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.tcmchristchurch.com
BRINGING YOU THE BEST IN NATURAL HEALTH
MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY
388 5757 | 101 Seaview Rd, New Brighton
STYLE | report 31
So, should we ditch the carbs?
Those children of the 1960s, fed largely on meat and three veg and a
message of fat clogs our arteries, have grown into adults consuming pasta,
rice, grains and way more processed, lower fat, higher salt and sugar
convenience foods. Along the way our waistlines have expanded markedly
– the average weight gain for NZ women since 1960 is 18.5%, men 17.6%
and our rates of obese adults and overweight children are third highest in
the world. We asked Senior Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at the University
of Canterbury Dr Carl Petersen whether it’s time we ditched the carbs?
“The reason for increasing rates of obesity and chronic illness is
multifactorial and cannot just be put down to high-fat and/or high-carb
diets,” he says, because it doesn’t take into account variables like an
individual’s exercise habits, gut health, sleep patterns and stress hormones.
He points to a 25-year study of 15,428 Americans tracking low-carb vs
high-carb consumption, published recently in The Lancet, that found the
low-carb eaters lived on average four years less (high-carb dieters 1.1
years less) than those eating the recommended moderate level of carbs.
The study also found diets favouring plant- rather than animal-based
proteins were associated with lower mortality.
Dr Petersen does, though, agree there is mounting evidence suggesting
saturated fat is not the only villain, as it’s been painted to be, and rather
sugar contributes too. “From a health perspective a sugar tax is a good
idea,” he says. “Even as people reduce sugary-beverage consumption and
companies reduce sugar content in beverages, the savings in government
medical expenditure far outweigh the declining tax intake.” Decreased
soft drink consumption since the UK introduced its sugar tax in 2016 is
forecast to prevent 370 coronary heart disease deaths annually. New
Zealand lags behind Pacific neighbours in preparing to take on the sugar
peddlers and 48 cities and nations that have imposed sugar taxes to date.
Which diets are recommended?
The New Zealand Ministry of Health has reviewed
eight popular diets and recommends either the
Mediterranean or the DASH diets (concurring with
US News’ 40 Best Diets, which rates these equal
first place). It does not recommend either Paleo or
Very-Low Carbohydrate diets.
The Mediterranean diet emphasises eating plenty
of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, legumes
and nuts; replacing butter with monounsaturated
fats, mainly from olive oil; and eating a moderate
amount of fish, poultry and dairy products, with
little or no red meat. There’s no quick fix – the
Ministry says it’s effective for weight loss when a
person follows it for 12 or more months – but
it’s proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and
stroke, and improve blood sugar control in people
with type 2 diabetes.
The DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop
Hypertension) diet helps lower blood pressure and
risk of heart disease and cancer by emphasising
plenty of vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy
products, and moderate amounts of whole grains,
fish, poultry and nuts.
What about commercial programmes?
The Ministry of Health says research has found that, on
average, commercial weight-loss programmes result in
greater weight loss than self-directed diets and advises
these could better suit those seeking more rapid weight
loss. But these cost money and it can be hard for
people to sustain the benefits once they stop paying for
counselling, peer support and monitoring.
WeightWatchers is ranked the best commercial diet
plan by the American study (Jenny Craig ranked 12th),
coming in fourth place overall after Flexitarian (basically
vegetarian, with occasional meat or fish), because it
teaches how to incorporate a full range of foods in your
diet and because of the support base. It also topped the
list of Best Weight-Loss Diets.
32 STYLE | report
How about a detox?
I’m a flexitarian kind of girl who’s welcomed paleo’s
cauliflower rice and life-changing bread (google it!), but given
that bread and cheese would be my desert-island food,
my decades-long aversion to red meat, and voluntary drug
dependency on caffeine and alcohol, I’m not going to jump
on the keto bandwagon anytime soon. In fact, Dry July, is the
closest I’ve ever come to a fad diet.
But, in the interests of research, I took up Greenroots
Juicery’s offer of a three-day Organic Juice Cleanse. Yes, that
meant no solid food for 72 hours. Replacing it with seven
liquid ‘meals’ a day allows the metabolic organs to rest and
renew, says Greenroots’ Chief Wellness Warrior Katie
Penelope. The energy the body normally expends simply
digesting food is instead focused on absorbing a huge influx
of vitamins and minerals (over 1kg of organic produce is
pressed into each of the five main daily juices). Katie says the
abnormal amount of toxins we’re now exposed to – not just
in what we eat and drink, but in the air and skin products –
means we can only flush out so much before we start storing
them. Rather than a detox, though, she prefers to describe a
cleanse as a ‘reset’ for the body once it’s emptied out the old
(think of it as a DIY oil change).
Day one of my reset went surprisingly well. The raw,
organic, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and tonics were,
without exception, delicious – kickstarting with the intensely
flavoured wellness shot of turmeric, ginger, lemon, lime, wild
orange and black pepper. So, no hardship there. Nor was
hunger a problem, as I’d feared – more than 35 serves a
day of organic fruits, veges and superfoods charging into my
metabolism kept it ticking along nicely.
I did develop a very mild caffeine withdrawal headache that
afternoon, which came and went over the next two days. I
found myself muddling words, both writing and speaking, and
putting food in the fridge rather than the freezer; I suspect for
lack of caffeine or fats. And, towards the end of the day, I got
very tired and went to bed early to experience the deepest,
longest sleep I’d had in months and even remembered my
dreams the next day – which I seldom can.
I sailed through day two and was feeling super calm and
contented, even though it was one of those dreary, wet
Saturdays that normally drive me stir-crazy. Not having to
plan and prepare meals was bliss.
However, I was falling down in one area. On top of the
prescribed three litres of juice daily, I was meant to be
drinking an equal amount of water to – believe it or not
– hydrate. Between sipping on 550ml juices (which take a
surprisingly long time to drink) and tripping to the bathroom
(very, very frequently), to imbibe a further 300–500ml of
water between each juice, as recommended, I would’ve
On day three I awoke from another remarkably good
sleep and switched from the Live Light to the Signature
Cleanse for a slightly different menu. Gone was my breakfast
fave, Mint Choc Chip Superfood Smoothie (raw cacao nibs,
banana, activated cashews, cacao powder, mint, peppermint
essential oil, dates), in favour of tangelo, green apple, lemon
and beetroot (still yummy, just not as satisfying). By midafternoon
I was counting how many bottles to go. I longed to
bite something. I wasn’t hangry, simply bored, and that made
me realise how often I turn to food for entertainment (and
we all know what that means: surplus calories). I made do
with two chocolate buttons (one white, one dark: you know,
balance) and with my reset metabolism it really wasn’t hard
to find the willpower to stay on task to the end.
Did I lose weight on the juice cleanse? Maybe a kilo – no
doubt through loss of water as is the case initially with
all ‘lose weight fast’ diets. While juice cleanses halve the
normal calorie intake, the purpose of a cleanse is not
weight loss but enhanced nutrition, says Katie. Did I come
out the other side feeling healthier? Absolutely.
After all this research, I think I’ll be looking to ‘eat
everything in moderation (in moderation)’ and get enough
exercise. If I want to eat chips, chocolate and cheese, I will,
just not every day or to excess (quality chocolate contains
no dairy or the nasty trans fats anyway).
I’m not convinced there is a magic pill to losing weight
but am certain every one of us would be healthier cutting
down on low-fat, processed and sugar-dense, nutrientpoor
foods like cakes and soft drinks. And maybe eating a
bit more bacon.
HOLIDAY STYLE WITH CUCHI
BOBOS RRP $135 - SALE $95
CINTA RRP $125 - SALE $95
SEBEL RRP $125 - SALE $95
S BEND RRP $245 - SALE $145
CINTEL RRP $125 - SALE $95
ERGO RRP $165 - SALE $150
ORBIT RRP $135 - SALE $95
POOL CHAIR RRP $145 - SALE $110
COMO RRP $135 - SALE $95
MIKI MINI RRP $51 - SALE $35
ERGO SIDE TABLE RRP $75 - SALE $45
MIKI TALL RRP $81 - SALE $55
136 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch
P. 03 365 3523 W. cuchi.co.nz E.email@example.com
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
34 STYLE | home
Kiwis love starting their own businesses, but when this includes
working from home, with only the cat and dog to bounce ideas off, the creative juices
might not flow so freely. Vanessa Ortynsky looks inside
the shared office spaces that are about as motivating as they come.
As working environments continue to evolve, an
increasingly larger amount of people are leaving
traditional 9–5 jobs and conventional office spaces behind.
In New Zealand, shared office spaces are on the rise and
the trend shows no sign of slowing down.
With the new year, come new opportunities – whether
you’re a freelance business owner looking to connect
with like-minded entrepreneurs or a business wanting to
be inspired by innovative companies. This month, we look
at interesting shared spaces throughout the South Island,
from Nelson to Invercargill.
STYLE | home 35
Evil Genius (Christchurch)
More than just a shared space, Evil Genius also operates as
a bar and eatery. It’s a place to zig when everyone else is
zagging, and it certainly delivers on offering something a bit
different than the traditional co-working spaces. Its purpose
is to gather the best alternative thinkers, doers and sharers
in town to shake things up and challenge convention.
Situated on the estuary, Evil Genius inspires creativity,
productivity and collaboration. This is modern working at
its best with a huge selection of ergonomic office furniture
thanks to Ergostyle. Everything you need from endless
Wi-Fi, free printing and scanning, to unique breakout
spaces. If you’re interested in doing things differently, stop
by for a drink and ask for a tour.
The Bridge Street
The Bridge Street Collective is
a co-working studio for creative
professionals to work alongside each
other in a dynamic and vibrant space.
The first of its kind, Bridge Street
came about even before co-working
was a thing. Founder, Galen King,
purchased 111 Bridge Street in 2011,
building a collaborative community
from the ground up. From here
began the creative spark that Nelson
needed, helping businesses grow
and giving remote workers a sense
of community. The Bridge Street
Collective supplies all the essentials of
an office without the stress of day-today
operations. More than a desk, it’s
a community and support system in
Many shared spaces in the region
and further afield have been modelled
off The Bridge Street Collective, so
it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in
the market for a new office or just
wanting to have a nosey.
or gate solution
Request a free
measure and quote
from HomePlus and
go into the draw to win
$1000 towards your
fencing or gate.
*Promotion closes mid February
2019. Winner will be contacted
HomePlus have developed
a corrosion resistant fencing
and gate system. This
system has a wide range of
and installed by our
team of experts.
5 year warranty.
88 Gasson St, Sydenham | 03 379 3740 | www.homeplus.co.nz
36 STYLE | home
If you need some space to
get your thing going, get in
touch with the sharespace
team at the Fluid. In addition
to several hot-desk options
available from daily to
monthly, they’ve got plenty
of private meeting rooms
and chill-out spots.
The Sherwood (Queenstown)
Set on the alpine hillside in Queenstown
overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the
Remarkables range, you might know Sherwood
as a hotel. It’s also a community hub, offering
a unique place to unwind and reconnect with
nature. It’s also a centre for creative types. You’ll
meet an ever-changing line-up of musicians,
writers, photographers and artists in residence.
In the sheltered garden, you can relax, work,
conduct breakfast meetings and enjoy afternoon
cocktails. The surrounding bike track, kitchen
gardens and orchard means Sherwood offers
a unique setting to unwind. For your daily
exercise, they have yoga, pilates and meditation,
plus Ayurvedic massage available. To ensure
you’re well-fed, the culinary team specialises in
fresh and seasonal fare from their own kitchen,
gardens, orchards and surrounding farms.
For those after-work drinks, you can count
on the bar team to create you an excellent
cocktail alongside an ever-changing selection of
independent craft beers, fine natural wine, and
For an extended retreat, the recently renovated
guest rooms cater to independent travellers
who are seeking somewhere to recharge.
Everything at the Sherwood is about reflecting
a sense of place, a connection to nature and a
moment in time.
The Cell (Wanaka)
Originally based in the old town police station, The Cell
is a shared workspace for entrepreneurs, start-ups and
professionals. Located in the heart of gorgeous Wanaka,
The Cell provides all-inclusive desk and office space for
rent by the day, week or month. With the motto ‘life
is short, work somewhere awesome’, the workspace is
known for accelerating business success and supporting
Wanaka’s start-up eco-system.
Home to everyone from event planners to marketing
consultants, chartered accountants to software engineers,
The Cell has a diverse group of members who contribute
to its dynamic, ever-changing environment. It’s also a
starting point for local entrepreneurs looking for support
and a way to turn their ideas into reality.
STYLE | home 37
thinking in the central city and connect
with all the great talent in Invercargill and
Southland. The space itself is colourful
and design-focused, making for a beautiful
space to get to work.
They also hold regular workshops and
think tanks, constantly open to ideas and
contributions from members and nonmembers
As New Zealand’s southernmost-shared space,
Cahoots describes itself as a whimsical workspace,
creative community hub and whatever-you-need-venue
available for rent. The team knows that start-ups are
already hard enough without having to work from
a noisy café or alone in the spare room. It’s a space
where lone-wolf workers, fresh ideas and creative types
meet. Cahoots aims to establish a culture of design
elegance and sophistication.
synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness,
urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort,
luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness.
38 STYLE | architecture
FOR A GREAT TOWNSCAPE
Architect Richard Dalman highlights why variety is the spice
of life – even when it comes to town planning.
The Crossing, central Christchurch. Supplied by Wilson and Hill Architects.
In 1961, an Englishman called Gordon Cullen wrote
a little book that has become a go-to thesis on good
urban design – how to make cities enjoyable places to
live and experience through careful attention to design.
The Concise Townscape has been republished many
times since, and I first came across it as an architectural
student in the 1980s. Through photographs and hand
sketches, Cullen describes and explains the mix of
buildings, streets and open spaces that make up
The key concept Cullen explained that has always
stuck with me is that of ‘serial vision’. He says,
“Although the pedestrian walks through the town at a
uniform speed, the scenery of towns is often revealed in
a series of jerks or revelations… Our original aim is to
manipulate the elements of the town so that an impact
on the emotions is achieved. A long straight road has
little impact because the initial view is soon digested
and becomes monotonous. The human mind reacts to
a contrast, to the differences between things, and when
two pictures (the street and the courtyard) are in the
mind at the same time, a vivid contrast is felt and the
town becomes visible in a deeper sense. It comes alive
through the drama of juxtaposition.”
STYLE | architecture 39
People coming together can create enjoyment and
pleasure greater than being by yourself. And likewise the
grouping of buildings together can create a much richer
architecture than one building standing alone in isolation.
Add spaces around – tight laneways, wider streets with
courtyards and squares varying in size and form – and
you have a potential for a great townscape. And this
townscape could be old or new. It’s the juxtaposition and
variety and order of spaces that is critical.
After the earthquakes I worked with the late Peter
Beaven to develop these ideas further, and proposed a
development of laneways and small squares defined by
buildings that linked Cathedral Square with the Avon
River. Peter described the design as “a rich detailed
pathway… full of surprise and delightful incident; a
Parisian Left Bank idea”. When I pointed out to him it
could be described as being on the Right Bank of the
Avon, he replied, in typical style, “it all depends on
I likened it to walking through the streets of Venice
(without the canals) or Florence (without the churches),
progressing from narrow laneways to small courtyards
and squares with surprises around each corner, and with
a final end goal in mind.
It is hard to create a randomness of spaces in a
rectangular grid of streets that is Christchurch central city,
although our city blocks are relatively large and this does
provide opportunities within.
LEFT: A series of images showing different views within the city plan illustrated to the right as a person travels through
(read images from left to right). From A Concise Townscape, supplied by Gordon Cullen.
RIGHT: An inner-city plan with arrows depicting different view points.
40 STYLE | architecture
A riverside precinct for central Christchurch. Supplied by Dalman Architects.
Poplar Lane, before the earthquakes,
came close to achieving what I am talking
about. The new BNZ Centre tries hard with
good connectivity into a central court. The
Terrace shows potential, but we won’t be
able to experience all its elements until it is
The best built example so far in Christchurch
is The Crossing, with its multitude of entrances
from streets and through shops and car park,
including the first floors. There is interest and
surprise around each corner. While it is small
enough not to get lost, it is also ‘random’
enough with an everchanging scene that impacts
on the emotion, holds your attention, creates
anticipation, and surprises you, even on your
next visit. Whichever way you approach it, upon
entry there is no obvious way out. Lessons of
Venice have been learnt and expressed here.
While there is always a place for the grand
straight gesture, such as the Champs Élysées
in Paris, the great views to ‘infinity’ from the
Palace of Versailles, and the important axis of
Christchurch’s Worcester Boulevard from the
cathedral to the museum, there is also a strong
need in our central city for the experiences
gained and emotions created by the careful
manipulation of changing spaces as we walk
through and experience our townscape.
I hope to see more variety of streets,
laneways and squares resulting in everchanging
drama as the city continues to develop.
Whether you want a simple update,
bathroom extension or complete
transformation, our bathroom
design and installation specialists
are ready to bring your vision to life.
Contact our team today to discuss
your ideas and request a FREE quote.
0508 AQUA PRO | aquaproplumbing.nz
PLUMBING | DRAINAGE | GAS FITTING | SOLAR
STYLE | promotion 41
Summer evenings are best spent outside,
but is your outdoor area as inviting as it could be?
Jonny Collett discusses ways to make the
most of the great outdoors.
Where do we start when planning an outdoor
Design is always key to setting the expectation of what you
want to get out of the outdoor environment. Along with
design, you want to ensure you are adding value to not only
your lifestyle, but your home. It is important to research your
materials – decking timber, concrete colours, paving and so on
to ensure what you construct will suit a range of elements.
How do we ensure our indoor spaces connect with our
During the design phase, look at how you can open up a
room of the house by possibly installing a French or stacker
door to double the space of the area.
Are there tricks to making a small space feel more spacious?
Work around grass, add colour to the fencing, de-clutter and
use bolder materials.
Conversely, what considerations are important with a
Add focal points to the area. During the design process,
look to add built-in seating, fire pits, louvres, in-built chilly
bins or a large furniture item. Wine barrels are always great
in any space.
What are aspects commonly overlooked when it comes to
Finishing details – I see a lot of decking that has a lack of
craftsmanship. Turn to easy-care plants for extra colour and
lighting to set the mood, and don’t overlook water features –
they’re good for the soul!
42 STYLE | landscaping
UP THE GARDEN PATH
Craig Wilson focuses on the journey, as well as the destination,
in his appreciatory look at paths.
well-placed garden path is one of the best tricks up a garden designer’s
A sleeve. At its most simplistic, this could be a humble gravel trail from
someone’s back door to their wood shed, or, at its most elaborate, a
beautifully paved boulevard leading to the entrance of a city’s most notable
While we all need a way to get from A to B, a path can transcend
functionality and create meaning and emotion in even the smallest of
garden spaces. A path leads us to where we need to go, or where we want
to go. It takes us on a journey and provides us with experiences along the
way, speaking to us of adventure. When we can’t quite see where they go,
they create a sense of mystery.
When used well in garden design, a path
crafts an invitation, subtly drawing your
eye to a space the designer wants you to
explore and experience. It could be a series
of paving slabs through an open lawn, leading
to a bench seat with a view back toward
the house, or an informal rock-lined track
leading you to the crest of a tussock-covered
The surrounding plantings and material
underfoot will create the atmosphere your
path will evoke. A path through a densely
planted, shadowed woodland will have a
moody feel. The sound of the wind in the
surrounding trees will add another layer of
intrigue. High quality paving surfaces will let
you know the destination at the end of the
path is a place of substance, while irregular
aggregate chip will inform you the destination
is understated and relaxed. The sound
your shoe makes on the path adds another
experiential element to your journey…
Not all of us have property large enough to
accommodate lengthy, story-filled pathways.
However, with careful thought to garden
layout we could possibly incorporate an
enhanced sense of destination or mystery
in our gardens with a well-conceived and
structured garden path.
outdoor living spaces
Trademark Paving are experts in all types of residential paving
and stonemasonry. We can help with design advice and know
what it takes to make creative yet functional paved space.
03 344 1002 | trademarkpaving.co.nz
PATHS • DRIVEWAYS • COURTYARDS • PAVING • CONCRETE • LANDSCAPING
A picture tells a thousand words.
Start your Lifespace with Goom Landscapes today.
0800 GOOM LS
CHRISTCHURCH QUEENSTOWN WANAKA
44 STYLE | art
Weave some art appreciation into your holiday travel plans.
Words Gaynor Stanley
Once you’ve stocked
up on some quality
sauv blanc, swing by the
Millennium Gallery to
catch the only South
Island showing of New
Zealand’s premier portrait
prize finalists. The Adam
Portraiture Award is
bestowed biennially for
painted portraits of New
Zealanders by New
Zealanders. In 2018 it
was won by the youngest
person in the award’s
20-year history, Logan
Moffat, a 21-year-old
Aucklander, for his
portrait of two fellow
third-year students at
Elam School of Fine Arts
in 2017, Jayden Plank and
Until 26 January
Get the kids off Fortnite and into the
Christchurch Art Gallery to check
out newly opened exhibition The
Founder’s Paradox, in which Simon
Denny uses board games to explore
competing political visions for New
Zealand’s future. The Berlin-based
New Zealander uses sculptures,
prints and paintings to collapse
together fantasy imagery with
expansionist ambition. Curator Dr
Lara Strongman says, “The humble
board game, with its playful colours
and cartoonish artistry, becomes
a thought-provoking platform for
competing real-world philosophies
and commentaries on technology,
politics and social relations.”
Until 28 April
While you’re there check out the
optically charged adaptations of
the koru motif in Gordon Waters’
modernist abstract paintings
alongside other exemplars of his
work in New Visions.
Until 17 March
Gordon Waters, Drawing
No. 14, 1965, courtesy of
the Gordon Walters Estate.
Milford Galleries is showing Staging
Post: Landscape and Sculpture
exploring the metaphors of the
New Zealand landscape and its
connections to sculpture and cultural
dialogues. See new works by Chris
Charteris, Karl Maughan, Stanley
Palmer, John Parker, Terry Stringer,
Hannah Kidd, Harry Watson, Neil
Dawson, Peter Trevelyan, Emily
Siddell and Stephen Bradbourne
alongside recent major works by
many other New Zealand luminaries.
Until 15 January
Stanley Palmer, Towards Papanui Inlet, 2017
STYLE | art 45
Frances Hodgkins, Girl Feeding Poultry,
1890, watercolour. Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna o Waiwhetu, 69/11
Widely considered to be New Zealand’s
greatest expatriate artist, some of Frances
Hodgkins’ earliest work will be exhibited
in a tribute marking 150 years since her
birth at Hocken Collections. Hand in
Hand: Photographers and Painters Alike
focuses on her early career in Dunedin
during the 1890s and features notable
examples of her figurative painting
alongside photographs taken by members
of her close circle. The exhibition visually
explores the part photography played in
Hodgkins’ increasingly free-spirited work
and demonstrates how photographers and
painters united at the time in their desire
to produce art.
Until 26 January
See Simon Denny’s Game of Life: Collective vs Individual
Board Game Display, Prototype (detail), 2017 at
Christchurch Art Gallery.
Be quick to catch the John Toomer exhibition
at Wanaka Fine Art Gallery.
Until 3 January
The Suter Gallery marks the 125th anniversary of
women’s suffrage with Seeing is Believing. The exhibition
correspondingly presents 125 artworks created by
women from The Suter’s collection. One of the earliest
was made in 1893, the same year in which New Zealand
women won the right to vote. By local artist Charlotte
Sadd, the painting depicts the creation of now-familiar
Nelson landmark Rocks Road. There’ll be another
chance to see works by Frances Hodgkins, along with
Rita Angus and Nelson favourites like Jane Evans, Sally
Burton and Christine Boswijck.
Until 13 January
46 STYLE | luxe
For a most luxurious start to the year.
Words Ella James
For the fashion-conscious canine.
If you got a puppy for Christmas, by mid-January you’ll be coming to
the stark realisation that they are, in fact, for life. So, you may as well
kit out your four-legged friend with the most amazing attire, right?
Poldo Dog Couture has teamed up with fashion giant Moncler, and
the result is a range of dog wear that makes us wish we had four
legs and a tail. The standout piece from the collection is the quilted,
reversible nylon vest that promises to keep your pet warm and
comfortable without restricting movement. Of course, protecting
your pooch from the elements in designer attire comes at a price, but
surely $535 is a small price to pay for man’s best friend? moncler.com
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
For your fitness resolutions.
Your shirt is feeling a little tighter after the silly
season, right? But the thought of working out
in an overcrowded gym with hordes of people,
all jumping on the fitness resolution bandwagon
brings you out in a cold sweat. In this instance,
building up a collection of your own fitness
equipment certainly seems rather appealing. Hock
is the American company that sells some of the
most wonderfully stylish dumbbells, which are
sure to make workouts a total pleasure. These
Grade 303 non-reactive stainless-steel dumbbells
are the perfect balance of form and function, and
with a price tag of $1515 we’re certain you’ll want
to keep them off the floor as much as possible
– resulting in some seriously sculpted arms. You
definitely won’t find these beauties in the 24-hour
gym down the road. shophock.com
- SLX 230 -
5 Year Care Package *
• 5 Year Bow to Stern Warranty
• 5 Years’ Free Servicing
• 12 Month Free Club
Marine Insurance with
5 Year agreed value
• 5 Year Finance Plan available
Terms and conditions apply
507 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch • 03 379 9208 • Christchurch • Auckland • Sydney • Visit www.sportsmarine.co.nz
STYLE | luxe 47
IT’S IN THE BAG
A designer bag every month, for twelve months.
The start of a new year brings notions of promise and excitement, which
from experience, dissolve by around mid-March. However, with a little help
from online retailer Net-A-Porter and their ‘Bag of the month subscription’,
we’re sure we’d be in a much more positive mindset for the full 12 months.
So, while you can’t put a price on happiness, for a one-off payment of
$29,000, you’ll receive a handbag a month from brands such as Chloé,
Wandler and BOYY. If a highly coveted handbag collection doesn’t bring a
smile to your face, we just don’t know what will. net-a-porter.com
CHEW THE GOOD FAT
So, you’ve decided it’s time to up the
protein in your diet?
If Fat or Fad? (page 28) has you looking
to augment your diet with more
premium-quality meat, why not sign
up for a regular delivery of the world’s
most expensive meat, wagyu. Known
for its incredible flavour and buttery
tenderness, wagyu gets to be so prized,
and so pricey, because of the work
that goes into rearing the breeds that
produce the marbled delicacy. In Japan,
each calf gets its own birth certificate, a
little jacket to wear when it’s cold, and
is put on a strict diet before qualifying
for the wagyu mark. Some say this
includes beer and regular massages
to relieve stress, so sounds like happy
cows to me. For Japanese wagyu raised
in Canterbury ($140kg) try some
Waitaha from gourmetdirect.co.nz
AN EASY PILL TO
A supplement worth taking.
While there’s nothing
ground-breaking about taking
supplements for your skin and
hair, Lyma is dubbed the first
super supplement with benefits
deemed unrivalled. Patented
ingredients aren’t the only things
that set Lyma supplements apart
from the rest. Your first order of
this brain-fuelling, stress-fighting,
beauty-boosting supplement will
set you back $435, with your
monthly top-up costing a further
$280. The price tag might make
you wrinkle up your face, but the
world’s first solubilised keratin
found in these capsules aims
to smooth them out in just 12
The full range of stunning
grand and upright pianos are
now on display exclusively at
1025 Ferry Road Christchurch
T 03 384 4248 M 027 664 4753
48 STYLE | beauty
Words Kate Preece
Worried the summer elements are
going to sap all the moisture from
your lips? Your latest addiction
should be Sephora’s lip balm.
Choose coconut for soothing,
watermelon for moisturising,
banana to soften, macadamia to
comfort or goji – my fave – to
protect. Made in France, this is
luxury at a nice $9 price.
START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON
For a limited time, Plantae Organic Skincare is offering a kit of
essentials in a cute-as-a-button cosmetic bag that features art
by Nelson’s Lori Davis. It’s the ideal summer holiday companion
that may become the gym bag stalwart once you find your new
compulsion is this range of certified organic, plant-based products.
Experience the five-step routine with mini bottles of Bergamot
Orange Cleansing Milk, Ivy Cleansing Gel, Rose Otto Essential
Water, Rose Hip Fruit + Seed Serum and Watercress Day Lotion.
HAWKE’S BAY NATIVE
A new brand has emerged from Hawke’s Bay and it
goes by the name Corbin Rd. Its two-step skincare
system starts with the Restorative Cleansing Balm
($49.95). A concoction of kawakawa, kiwifruit and
sweet almond oil and 12 other oils, it’s designed to
melt away make-up and purge the skin. To remove
the balm, a pure silk, machine-washable cloth takes
the lead, with the Viteve Silk Exfoliating Cloth
also working to tackle congestion and improve the
circulation to the cells, thanks to its texture and
proteins. That’s two steps to cleansed, exfoliated,
nutrient-infused and hydrated skin.
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 Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow
This luxurious salt scrub melts on contact with skin to leave it beautifully
soft and nourished. Mineral rich salts and hibiscus cleanse and
exfoliate, whilst an infusion of exotic Tahitian Monoi Oil and Frangipani
Flowers seal in moisture. Skin is left delicately fragranced. 480g.
2. ELEMIS Instant Refreshing Gel
This powerful synergy combines soothing extracts of Arnica, Birch and
Witch Hazel, with cooling Camphor and Menthol. Multi-functional, this
instant revitaliser is perfect for tired legs and muscle tension, especially
on the shoulders, neck, temples and across the forehead. Ideal for
travelling. Suitable for use during pregnancy to relieve tired and swollen
3. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir
Clinically proven*, this concentrated anti-ageing super serum elixir
significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*.
Powered by the unique blend of intelligent bio-actives such as Anti-
Ageing Tri-Peptides, African Birch Bark, Red Seaweed and Padina
Pavonica, skin feels firmer with improved elasticity. Hyaluronic
Acid, combined with omega-rich Camelina oil, provides superior
moisturisation leaving the complexion visibly smoother, plumper and
more youthful looking. 15mls.
4. ELEMIS Men’s Daily Moisture Boost
This lightweight, daily moisturiser is formulated to immediately nourish and
hydrate skin after shaving. The powerful blend of Polynesian Green Tamanu
Oil and Cactus Cerus flower extract helps soothe and calm shaved skin. A
trio of citrus oils helps protect against the formation of skin damaging freeradicals,
whilst milks of Chestnut and Bamboo help to promote elasticity
and suppleness through essential moisturisation. Skin is left feeling soothed,
hydrated and recharged. 50mls.
5. ELEMIS Liquid Layer SPF30
This lightweight, broad-spectrum physical barrier sunscreen is your
first line of defence against sun damage and premature skin ageing.
Liquid Layer Sunblock is formulated with mineral Titanium Dioxide, and
provides water resistant SPF 30 protection, against UVA, UVB rays and
6. ELEMIS White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover
This gentle yet effective bi-phase make-up remover instantly cleanses the
delicate eye and lip area of all traces of make-up, including stubborn
waterproof mascara. Formulated with White Peony extract to hydrate,
cooling White Tea to soothe and Vitamin B5 to help condition lashes.
It leaves skin feeling fresh and revitalised. Ophthalmologist tested.
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. 125ml.
*Independent clinical trials 2013.
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
50 STYLE | promotion
OUR TEAM PUTS PRODUCTS TO THE TEST TO SEE IF
THEY LIVE UP TO THEIR PROMISES.
Formulated with plant-based, nutrientdense
superfoods and some with a natural
sugar-derived pre-biotic, Superfood Skincare
System helps to replenish skin with vital
hydrating nourishment, for a healthy,
outdoor-fresh glow. The vegan-friendly
Essentials Collection includes: facial wash,
day cream, night cream and facial oil.
Makes my skin feel so soft! These
products are so luxurious.
Best aspect? Plant-based superfoods
– love it.
I wish… there wasn’t so much
plastic involved and there was an
SPF in the day moisturiser; it is
summer after all.
Results? My skin did feel noticeably
smoother and clearer, even if it was
a little dry at first. It felt like I was
piling oils on my skin for the first few
days, but as my skin adjusted the
products started to really work.
With ingredients such as broccoli,
chia seed oil, daikon radish and prebiotics,
you feel you’re on the right
track before you flip a lid.
Best aspect? The pre-biotic gel
cleanser. Applied to dry skin (then
washed off), you know the product
is going where it should.
I wish… Sun protection was part
of the package – as, with my skin
confidence, make-up free weekends
Results? I was concerned the facial
oil would lead to congestion, but
instead I think this four-product
skincare range has helped me to
discover true skin balance.
Love this range – like having a
‘green goddess’ facial every day.
Best aspect? The gentle awakening
to evocative botanical scents as I
massaged the cleanser into my skin.
I wish… I was better at scheduling
the evening cleanse and moisturise
routine. And an exfoliator would
be the icing on the (vegan) cake.
Results? These gorgeous natural
products deeply cleanse and
plump the skin to a degree
normally reserved for salon
treatments. My skin surface has
Our team trialled this skincare regime for six weeks. Purchase yours at the Spa or at lotusspa.co.nz
3 STEPS TO FLAWLESS SKIN
NO MAKEUP NEEDED!
Summer holidays, long days at the beach and warmer weather calls for a no-fuss routine.
the team at Caci have the steps you need to ensure your skin is in top shape in 2019.
CLEAN SKIN IS HAPPY, HEALTHY SKIN. Daily cleansing supports your skin cell turnover and
clears away any excess grime, product build up environmental effects on your skin. Caci stock Murad
skincare and their own brand Skinsmiths. Both have a range of cleansers to suit different skin types
TREAT YOUR SKIN TO THE EXTRA LITTLE LOVE IT NEEDS. Treatments range from at home
products (exfoliators and masks) through to advanced treatments in clinic, like regular
Microdermabrasion facials - one of Caci’s skin conditoning treatments - see their offer below!
HERE IT IS, THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP: DAILY SUN PROTECTION! Daily broad-spectrum
protection will ensure your skin is protected from free radical damage, sun exposure, damage and
harmful UVB (burning) rays and UVA (ageing). But the trick with this step is, regular application! Keep
a sunscreen with you so you can reapply every few hours and while out in the sun. The new Skinsmiths
Daily Defence Sunscreen is light and non-greasy so you’ll actually enjoy wearing it, win-win!
GET YOUR BEST SKIN WITH CACI,
VOTED NZ’S BEST BEAUTY DESTINATION
Have a consultation and
skin conditioning treatment
this January for only $50! *
Merivale, Riccarton, Sydenham,
Rolleston and Queenstown
0800 458 458
52 STYLE | beauty
IT’S GLOW TIME
Baby oil slicks and tanning beds are a thing of a past, but if you would like to turn
up the tone, there are a myriad of products out there that are up to the task.
Words Clemency Alice
Applying a fake tan during the summer months is a
healthy and skin-safe way to achieve a faux glow
without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays.
To achieve a beautiful finish it’s imperative that you prep
your skin beforehand. For the body, remove dead skin cells
with an exfoliating mitt or body brush to create a smooth
uniform surface, then rinse with warm soapy water. For
face-specific tanning products, gently exfoliate then cleanse
and tone the skin to remove any oily residue.
Try applying your fake tan in the evening, so that it works
its golden magic while you rest. Best make sure you’re
not sleeping in your most coveted sheets and nightwear,
however, as you don’t want them stained by tan marks.
There’s everything from tanning waters to oils and
creams out there, but before you get started, get
prepped. Banish the flakes and pave the way for a smooth
application of your tanner of choice with the ELEMIS
Lime and Ginger Salt Glow (lotusspa.co.nz). It goes above
and beyond the task at hand with its blend of bergamot,
coconut and sweet almond oils that serves to stimulate and
tone the skin, while the lime, ginger and salt give it a good
polish and leave skin feeling silky soft.
A ‘gently does it’ approach is always advisable when it
comes to tanning. For a spray-on option, try self-tanning
body mist Chanel L’Eau Tan (ballantynes.co.nz). It envelops
your body with a gentle, sunny scent – created by master
perfumer Olivier – and provides a subtle light tan, like one
achieved in the opening of summer. Spray on daily until
you reach your desired colour and then two to three times
per week for a long-lasting tan.
Slipping in a bit of colour as you moisturise is a process
of pure logic. St Tropez Gradual Tan (farmers.co.nz)
is designed for lighter, fairer skin tones and is infused
with skin-soothing aloe vera for added hydration, while
STYLE | beauty 53
Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops
(prettylittlething.com.au) blend into your
preferred moisturiser. The customised
colour-correcting drops create a streak-free
summer glow and are ideal for those who
experience dryness, dull or uneven skin tone.
‘Peach’ tanning drops provide a light tan,
‘Green’ for medium, and ‘Violet’ for a darker
tan, all formulated with a combination of
organic tanning activities and nourish skin oils
of chia, coconut and avocado.
Combining sunscreen with your fake tan
is the ultimate combination, which is why
Vita Liberata Marula Self Tan Oil (sephora.
com) is another winner. The broad spectrum
SPF50 gradual tanner creates a beautiful
luminous skin glow and is formulated from
organic DHA, precious Tahitian monoi,
marula and neroli flower extract. Nourishing
for dry skins too.
Whatever you choose, remember, by going
faux you’re saving face.
Skin specific facials for men & women
Proud retailer of luxury British
skincare brand ELEMIS including:
Clinically proven Pro-Collagen anti-ageing
NEW! Vegan-friendly Superfood range
Award-winning ELEMIS Bath & Body
View the full range and purchase either
online or in the Spa. Free delivery within NZ
Treat them with a Lotus Gift Voucher
P 980 5400 • 9 Ernlea Terrace, Cashmere • www.lotusspa.co.nz
54 STYLE | promotion
START THE YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH PRODUCTS THAT WILL
HAVE YOU PUTTING YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Neck
& Décolleté Balm
Firm and smooth the delicate skin of the
neck and décolleté with unique
Mediterranean algae Padina pavonica that
helps hydrate, nourish and reduce the
appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Scotch & Tailor
Rich in vitamins (A, B and E), omega fatty
acids and plant esters, this product will
nourish and repair skin while you sleep!
Stop or reverse wrinkle formation with
the power of functional keratin.
Frankie Apothecary Natural
Kawakawa & Antioxidants
Made with organic and all-natural
ingredients, this is a SPF50 sunscreen that’s
suitable for the whole family. Repairs and
soothes dry, irritated and sensitive skin too.
Too Faced Fresh Squeezed
Get your glow on with Sparkling Pina
Colada. Part of the newly launched Tutti
Frutti Collection, this highlighter can be
used alone or mixed with foundation or
moisturiser to show off your best features.
This ultra-stable vitamin C serum
exfoliates and reduces unbalanced
pigmentation, reduces the appearance of
fine lines and wrinkles, and prevents
and corrects free radical damage.
Clarins Be Long Mascara
With Clarins’ exclusive Be Long
Complex, even the teensiest lashes
appear long, curly and lush.
An exclusive applicator brush sees that
no lash goes unnoticed,
for a true false eyelash effect.
There’s a very good chance you’ve seen our work.
But you would never know.
to a New Year’s boost with
a 1ml lip filler for only $600.
Only you can kiss and tell.
For a personal consultation at no charge please call
03 363 8810
110 Papanui Rd, Merivale
56 STYLE | fashion
Words Kate Preece
UNDIES, UNDIES… TOGS?
If you’re already a fan of Heidi Klum’s range of underwear, it
makes sense to look up her swimwear range. We know she’s
no stranger to the camera and that she will turn heads on any
beach, so what does she recommend us plebs sport poolside?
The 2018/19 season makes its mark with colour blocking prints
in uber trendy pinks and yellows, and the cutest cover-ups for
extra sun protection to boot. bendonlingerie.co.nz
Heidi Klum’s Desert Sunset Triangle $79.95 in Flamingo Saffron, Desert Sunset
Tie Side Bikini $69.95 in Flamingo Saffron, Poolside Dreams Coverup $99.95 in
Candy Pink, Summer Nights Mono Wire $99.95 in Pink Ecru Amaillis, Summer
Nights Bikini $79.95 in Pink Ecru Amaillis.
A MINA THING
For summer days, linen, cotton
and silk are just the materials
you want to be in. Fortunately,
these are all key to collections
by New Zealand designer
Natalie Procter. Her third drop,
dubbed Golden Hour, is all
about clean lines and simple
cuts – not to mention the fact
she’s passionate about ethical
practice, so there’s no fear
of fast-fashion guilt. Find the
label, Mina, at Infinite Definite
in Christchurch and Dunedin’s
Bell Bird Boutique.
STYLE | fashion 57
Men, you don’t have to stick to classic eyewear
any more – Karen Walker has your most
fashionable interests at heart. Monumental is her
new brand, dedicated to men’s sunglasses, and
with collections like Visage, you know it’s going to
keep us on our toes. Be brave, be bold, and be
friends with Karen, boys.
THE NEXT BEST…
Kat Parker and Drew Gregory have been
bringing Thing Thing to the shelves since
2014. The latest collection is distinctively
playful, with wearable silhouettes that will
easily be as at home by the sea as in the
urban jungle. Floaty sleeves and cinchedin
waists are coloured with a range of
floral prints. Our favourite has to be the
‘wallflower’, looking distinctly kowhai,
and making a playsuit, short or top just a
little bit more fun. Discover the brand at
Craze (Kaiapoi) and Base (Queenstown
GREEN FEELS GOOD
If you plan on spending a good amount of time
on your feet this summer, why not treat yourself
to a pair of shoes that will wrap your tootsies
up in breathable wool. Kiwi brand Allbirds has
recently launched its first high-top – made with
eucalyptus tree upper and a renewable sugarcane
sole. The Tree Topper promises to be cosy, soft,
bouncy and oh-so-friendly on Mother Earth. The
ideal shoe for adventuring.
new client deal
20% off any service
booked with Ashlee.
Valid until 28th Feb 2019, Terms & conditions apply
Book your appointment today (03) 384 1743
4/2 Soleares Ave, Mt Pleasant
Open: Monday to Saturday Late Night: Wednesday & Thursday
58 STYLE | fashion
The polo is coming to town, but just what should one wear?
Words Ella James
In November I survived my first spring racing
carnival. I educated myself on all things fascinators,
dress codes and racing lingo to ensure I blended in
with all of the fillies.
Having grown rather fond of my racing headwear
and dress selection, I wondered if I could just reuse
these outfits for the polo? Absolutely not, I’m told.
It would appear polo is an entirely different ball
game, so this novice had better head back to the
I’ve been informed that although we’ll all be
dressing to impress, the dress code for the polo is
less structured than that of the races, with more
casual attire being the order of the day. Casual yet
still absolutely charming, that is. Let’s start from the
It wouldn’t be a day at the polo without
participating in the age-old tradition of ‘stomping
the divots’ and doing so effectively requires a rather
particular type of footwear. Stilettos will only create
further divots, and while I encourage you to get
stuck in, I certainly don’t mean literally. So, when
booting up, I suggest a wedged heel; they’re the
epitome of summer footwear after all, and they’re
so well suited for a day on the lawn.
Now, let’s talk about the dress itself. Much to my
delight, it would appear that looser, sun dresses take
the place of the tight, sophisticated dresses spotted
at the races. So, I can go tremendously hard on the
canapés without the fear of my zipper popping.
Given that this is a most joyous affair, I’ll be opting
for a dress in white, pastels or a seasonal print over
darker dresses. Actress Sienna Miller has hit the
mallet on the head with her polo attire, should you
be lacking inspiration.
Next stop, headwear. You needn’t dust off your
STYLE | fashion 59
fascinators for a day at the polo. Boater
hats, wide-brimmed sun hats, statement
headbands and head wraps will most
definitely suffice. Many guests will ditch the
headwear altogether and see the event as
the perfect excuse to experiment with a
different hairstyle, such as a thick, messy
braid. Complement your relaxed headwear
or your up-do with a pair of statement
earrings and you’re sure to be turning heads
all day long.
I’m almost ready for the polo, but
forgetting my accessories would be a
travesty. Do not, I repeat, do not leave your
sunglasses at home. After too much sun
and too much G.H. Mumm, there’s nothing
more comforting than knowing your blurry
eyes are being shielded by rose-tinted glass.
You may be feeling the effects of one too
many bubbles, but the rest of us will be
none the wiser. Another flute anyone?
So, there we have it, a quick and concise
guide to dressing for the polo. All that’s left
is to school ourselves on the game itself…
(best turn back to page 27!).
If you’re not into wedges, a block heel is still
a go-to for divot stomping. You’ll be doing it in style
with Ted Baker’s Malada mule.
Could we really go past Ralph Lauren?
In Aviator Navy, the Knit Cotton Blazer suggests you
know how high the stakes are on and off the field.
Too hot to trot? Hit the beach in the Seafolly Las Palmas
Bralette Bikini with convertible cross-back straps.
Top: $149.95, 8-16DD
Hipster Brief: $79.95, 10-16
60 STYLE | fashion
Style catches up with BESS, the new brand on the block
proving that versatility is king.
Words Ella James
Let’s take a moment to talk about scarves.
At one point or another, we’ve likely all
been gifted one. Christmas just gone perhaps.
They come perfectly wrapped, encased in
a shallow white gift box, held together by a
contrasting ribbon. You can picture it now, can’t
you? Without being educated on this particular
accessory, we’ll likely wear it once or twice,
leaving it rather redundant for the rest of its
years. However, it simply doesn’t have to be
While during the colder months my
scarves get a fair bit of airtime, as soon as the
temperatures rise, my ability to work them
into my outfits totally fails. In hope of working
these underrated accessories into my wardrobe
year round, I asked scarf scholar and Creative
Director of BESS Nicole Sykes for her summer
styling tips. The trick, apparently, is to think of
your scarf as an accessory that can cool you
down rather than keep you warm. Sykes’ go-to
look in the summer is a scarf styled as a head
wrap, as it’s the perfect way to get your hair off
your face with upmost style. I’ve certainly taken
note. Goodbye hot, sticky hair. Hello smooth,
So, that’s our ‘driving around in our
convertible’ look sorted, but what other scarf
styling tips can we take on this summer? Of
course, Sykes has another seasonal suggestion
STYLE | fashion 61
up her very fashionable sleeve that will take
your hairstyle game to the next level. Sykes
suggests weaving your scarf into a messy
braid or tying around a topknot or low, sleek
ponytail; three more stellar suggestions that
are further opening my eyes to the scope
that surrounds scarves.
Have you ever considered looping your
silk scarf through the belt loop on your
denim shorts or skirt? Neither had I, which
is why I’m ever so glad to have spoken
to Sykes. Styling a silk scarf like this is the
perfect way to add the most chic splash of
colour to your get up. Nicole wears hers
with a crisp white tee and her best denim
cut-offs, and I’ll certainly be following suit.
And what about those larger silk scarves
I hear you ask? When you’re not wearing
yours around your neck or as a wonderful
head scarf, Nicole suggests draping yours
around high-waisted bikini bottoms. Running
from the ocean to the ice cream truck has
never looked so damn stylish.
So there you have it. A plethora of new
ways to style those silk scarves that are
all too often forgotten. Nicole from BESS,
you’re a summer style life saver and you’ve
officially convinced me to dig out all of my
scarves that I didn’t think would see daylight
for months to come. Seriously, did I mention
how underrated scarves were?
CHRISTCHURCH & WELLINGTON
The uniforms are out! Bring in the summer colours and
cool threads to match those playful personalities.
STYLE | fashion 63
STYLIST Jessica Amor, Alchemy Styling PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Rose Creative HAIR Andrea Hill, Bliss Hair Salon
MAKEUP Evie Pitt SHOOT ASSISTANT Ella James MODELS Mathilda, Beatrix and Freddie Smulders, Ava and Henry Preece,
Brooke Farmer and Olivia Giesen (both Portfolio Models).
PREVIOUS PAGE: MATHILDA WEARS Wide brim hat, $34.90 and white dress $109.90, Seed; Fringed sandals, $29.99, H&M.
AVA WEARS Candy Stripes white dress, $49, Ballantynes; White fringe bag, $14.99 H&M.
BEATRIX WEARS Cinnamon pink print dress, $55, Ballantynes; Ice cream sandals, $27.99, H&M.
BROOKE WEARS Love Shack Fancy Erica shirt, $599 and Agolde Parker shorts, $219 Deval.
OLIVIA WEARS Hansen and Gretal Anna Silk Dress, $419 and IRO classic sneakers, $499, Deval.
AVA WEARS Denim jacket, $79.90, denim skirt $44.90 and cane heart-shaped bag, $49.90, Seed; Mini band tee, $49.90, Superette.
FREDDIE WEARS Peach polo, $34.99, Seed; Joules denim trousers, $70, Ballantynes.
MATHILDA WEARS Girls’ high-waisted jeans, $39.99, sunglasses, $8.99 and white fringe bag, $14.99, H&M; Mini band sweatshirt, $79.99, Superette.
64 STYLE | fashion
BROOKE WEARS Citizens of Humanity Liya jeans, $399, IRO white
T-shirt, $149 and Pistola military jacket, $299, Deval.
BEATRIX WEARS Girls’ military shirt, $49 and sunglasses, $8.99, H&M.
STYLE | fashion 65
CENTRE: HENRY WEARS Boys straw hat, $12.99, chino shorts, $14 and sandals $27.99, H&M; Mini BBQ Hero shirt, $59.99, Sadhana Surfboards.
FREDDIE WEARS Straw hat $12.99 and trainers $29.99, H&M; Joules woven short, $50, Ballantynes; Mini BBQ Hero shirt, $59.99, Sadhana Surfboards.
RIGHT: MATHILDA WEARS Wide brim hat, $34.90, white dress, $109.90 and cane heart-shaped bag, $49.90, Seed; Fringed sandals, $29.99 H&M.
MATHILDA WEARS High-waisted jeans, $39.99,
sunglasses, $8.99 and white fringe bag, $14.99, H&M;
Mini band sweatshirt, $79.99, Superette; Fringed
sandals, $29.99, H&M.
FREDDIE WEARS Peach polo, $34.99, Seed; Sandals,
$27.99, H&M; Joules denim trousers, $70, Ballantynes.
Sandals, $27.99, H&M.
BEATRIX WEARS Military shirt, $49, sunglasses,
$8.99 and T-shirt, $12.99, H&M; One teaspoon mini
skirt, $109, Superette.
HENRY WEARS Jogger jeans, $29.99 and trainers,
$29.99, H&M; Vintage white stripe T-shirt, $22.90,
Seed; Mini BBQ Hero shirt $59, Sadhana Surfboards.
AVA WEARS Denim jacket, $79.90 and denim skirt
$44.90, Seed; Mini band tee, $49.90, Superette.
RIGHT: HENRY WEARS Jogger jeans, $29.99, vintage
white stripe T-shirt, $22.90, Seed; Mini BBQ Hero
shirt, $59, Sadhana Surfboards.
LICENCED REAL ESTATE AGENT
LOOKING FOR FOR A A CHANGE?
OUR OUR GOAL GOAL IS IS TO TO ASSIST YOU YOU
IN IN ACHIEVING YOUR YOUR GOAL GOAL
our our people he he tangata
our our people he he tangata
our our people he he tangata
At Bayleys At Bayleys Canterbury Canterbury our people our people share share and are and united are united
by the by real the family real family values values that our that founders our founders built into built the into the
business business from the from beginning. the beginning. Relationships Relationships matter matter to us. to us.
Service Service matters matters to us. to Trust, us. Trust, reliability reliability and the and desire the desire to to
exceed exceed expectations expectations are the are fundamentals the fundamentals that define that define us. us.
With connections With connections all over all New over Zealand New Zealand across across Residential, Residential,
Commercial, Commercial, Country Country and Property and Property Services Services our team our team
is larger is larger than just than our just office. our office. Our sales Our people sales people sell and sell and
administrators support, support, that’s that’s why our why people our people excel excel – by – by
giving giving you the you time the to time focus to focus on selling on selling which which translates translates to to
your personal your personal success. success.
If you If are you a are licenced a licenced real real estate estate agent agent interested interested making making a change, a change,
the the opportunities at Bayleys at Bayleys are endless are endless - call - Pete call Pete Whalan Whalan for a for a
personal personal and and confidential chat chat 021 723 021 005 723 005
WHALAN AND WHALAN PARTNERS AND LTD, PARTNERS BAYLEYS, LTD, BAYLEYS,
LICENSED UNDER LICENSED THE REA UNDER ACT THE 2008 REA ACT 2008
68 STYLE | fashion
OF ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT PIECES FOR MEN
Getting suited and booted has never looked so good…
Words Ella James
IS FOR T-SHIRT
Arguably the ultimate style staple.
How many t-shirts do you have hanging up in your wardrobe at home?
No, not including those grubby, ill-fitting ones. Zero? We thought as much.
Having a plethora of crisp, clean, well-fitted white t-shirts is your gateway to
simple but effective every day dressing. Take your pick between round neck
and V-neck, but stay clear of pocketed, buttoned-down styles. Given that
they perfectly complement jeans, chinos, suit pants and shorts whether worn
under jackets, shirts or simply on their own, you really will wonder how you
ever lived without a stock pile of plain white t-shirts.
IS FOR SUIT
Look no further than British actor Henry
Cavill for, quite frankly, a textbook example
of how to don a suit.
A suit should fit perfectly, not too long,
loose, tight or short. Meaning that sometimes
an off-the-rack option just won’t cut it, so
consider investing in a tailored suit instead.
Opt for a versatile colour like navy or
black that will keep you looking suave and
sophisticated no matter the occasion. Each
time you sport your tailor-made suit, you can
mix it up with different shirts, pocket squares,
shoes, ties and cufflinks. Just repeat after me,
‘a suit must fit like a glove’.
IS FOR UMBRELLA
Okay so it’s not technically an item
of clothing, but hear us out…
You’ve got a killer wardrobe full of
the most enviable garments so don’t
let the elements get the better of
you. Some of the most covetable
brands have got you covered, quite
literally, with classic designs that will
complement any gentleman’s style.
Seriously, a designer umbrella like
this gorgeous Burberry one will have
you crossing your fingers for more
dreary forecasts. Singing in the rain,
Visit Dress-Smart Christchurch, for all
your favourite Gym & Sportswear Brands.
We’ve got incredible deals to help you set
your new personal best for shopping.
Get the home advantage for Gym &
Sportswear at Dress-Smart Christchurch.
Sign up to Smart Deals &
be in the monthly draw for a
$100 Dress-Smart gift card!
CHRISTCHURCH 409 Main South Rd, Hornby
70 STYLE | motoring
FEEL THE THUNDER
Big engines still hold plenty of appeal for motoring writer Ross Kiddie.
He checks out the powerful V8, which sits in Mercedes-Benz’s GLC AMG 63S.
Sound of thunder from the engine
Smooth shifting transmission
Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S,
Length, 4744mm; width, 2090mm;
3982cc, 375kW, 700Nm,
There’s little doubt that the way we view automobiles is changing with a
global demand for fuel efficiency and fewer emissions. Most manufacturers
are looking at ways to address those issues, and that’s showing with an everincreasing
number of hybrids and electric vehicles reaching our market. I’m not
rebelling against the electric revolution, but the reality is I’ll find it hard to give up
my desire for internal combustion engines, and the bigger and more powerful
they are, the better.
I know Mercedes-Benz is developing electric models, and it’s only a matter of
time before they arrive en masse down under. I don’t know where that leaves
its big cars, and the big engines, but in the interim I can be very grateful that I’ve
sampled some of the best engines to come out of Germany, as well as some of
the most powerful.
My latest foray into the high-performance driveline was in the AMG GLC
63S sport utility vehicle, a large wagon that also comes in coupe-like form, both
sharing the 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8.
It’s a monster in terms of power outputs – 375kW and 700Nm – the latter
available all of the way from 1750rpm to 4500rpm and, if you take into account
peak power is on tap all of the way to 6250rpm, it’s no wonder I’m hooked. The
GLC is a super-quick, high top-speed car, and you’d expect nothing less from the
performance arm of Mercedes-Benz. AMG claims a 3.8sec standstill to 100km/h
acceleration time along with a governed 250km/h top end.
These figures are fantastic, making the GLC one of the quickest cars I’ve
driven, and it does so in a way that you know you are travelling fast; even in
STYLE | motoring 71
standard mode the engine is quite audible, it bellows out
of the exhaust and if you want extra sound a consolemounted
push-button will increase the decibels. The
GLC fairly thunders under acceleration.
This engine is utilised in a wide range of Mercedes-
Benz product, and in some cases it drives through to
the rear wheels only, delivering a true sports car feel,
but the GLC has drive to all four wheels and that adds
an element of reassurance. As a driver, you know that
delivering that power to the ground is going to be
channelled in a fashion that won’t catch you out with
oversteer. If you also take into account the huge 21
inch wheels with massive tyres (265/40 and 295/35)
then grip levels are high. Even so, on my high-country
evaluation drive there were a couple of instances when
I felt traction control complaining, such as powering out
of a corner.
Drive is channelled through a nine-speed automatic
transmission, and there are varying drive modes that the
driver can select or individualise to suit his/her driving
style. Even in standard mode the engine management
protocols are structured so that the driver can enjoy the
V8 experience at all times; it rumbles and burbles away,
tantalising with its response and urgency. Not that it is
a handful in low-speed situations, the GLC has perfect
inner-city manners, the combination of brawn and
beauty is an engineering masterpiece.
The GLC is a true SUV, it has a cavernous rear load
area, and for five adults there is comfort in abundance.
It is also built in the traditional Mercedes-Benz style that
is high in luxury and specification, sharing the look and
feel with a layout that is systematic across most of the
Column space doesn’t allow comprehensive detailing
of the features and fitment. However, it’s fair to say the
GLC wants for little and the interior is state-of-the-art
with all of the electronic goodies you’d want in a car that
sits towards $200k. Yes, if you add in a lot of the options
from Mercedes-Benz’s extensive catalogue of extras, the
base price tag of $189,000 could be well stretched.
However, for my money the pleasure to be had
from the fabulous bi-turbo engine would be well worth
the outlay. Don’t go believing that it is going to overly
create havoc with the environment, as, for all of its brute
force, the GLC 63S has respectable fuel usage figures.
AMG claims an 11.9-litre per 100km (24mpg) combined
cycle average, which sits well with the trip computer’s
12.8l/100km (22mpg) figure during my time with the
I know for certain the drive in the GLC 63S won’t
be my last in a V8, but I do know such opportunities
will become fewer and further between. For those
who feel like me, now is the time to buy before they
Enjoy the connectivity and design of the
ASX 2WD XLS, now with stunning panoramic
roof, push-button start and distinctive factoryfitted
black body kit: 18" Alloys, front bumper,
lower front grille, belt line, door mirrors,
aluminium pedals and red interior stitching.
All these features are available in every colour.
386 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch | 03 579 0588 | christchurchmitsubishi.co.nz
*Price listed is for ASX Black Edition. Price excludes On Road Costs which includes WoF, Registration and a full tank of fuel.
Offer available while stocks last. Visit mmnz.co.nz for full Diamond Advantage terms and conditions.
10 year / 160,000km Powertrain Warranty (whichever comes
first) (non transferable). 5 year / 130,000km New Vehicle
Warranty (whichever comes first) (non transferable).
21/11/18 4:11 PM
72 STYLE | food
Vanessa Ortynsky satisfies her thirst for Aperol Spritz and Central Otago
wines at a few of the adventure capital’s standout eateries.
Photography Vanessa Ortynsky
Located on the rooftop of Jucy Snooze (47 Camp Street), Miss Lucy’s is a
beautifully designed space with epic views to match. The pizza bar has recently
released a new menu just in time for the summer months. Choose from a large
range of pizzas, tasty salads and sides, including plenty of vegan and vegetarian
options. You’ll also want to order one of their cocktails, which are some of the
best in town. I’m partial to the Aperol Spritz, especially on a sunny day. The
branding here is on point with impeccable attention-to-design detail, making it
super ’gram worthy.
As one of the top three pinot noir regions in the
world, Central Otago has its fair share of wineries
and wine tours. In fact, there are seven new wine
tour operators this year alone. Alpine Wine Tours
has a particularly comprehensive offering with four
different packages, all with intimate group sizes and a
generous selection of vinos to sample. Get ready for
amazing views through Gibbston Valley.
A Fish & Chip First
Would you believe me if I told you Queenstown didn’t have a fish and
chip shop three years ago? That’s what inspired Anna and Erik Arndt to
open up Erik’s Fish and Chips at 13 Earl Street. They haven’t looked
back and recently took home two accolades at the Small Business
Awards 2018. They’ve been hugely successful with locals and tourists
alike, prompting a second location in Wanaka (54 Ardmore Street).
The menu is extensive and they do a tasty fish fry-up, but probably
most noteworthy is the deep-fried kiwifruit. It’s the perfect mix of
sweet and sour and that’s all I’ll say. Another cool thing about Erik’s
is that everything on the menu is gluten-free, but you’d never know.
On sunny days, customers take their meals down to the beach or pop
aboard Perky’s floating bar for unobstructed views of Lake Wakatipu,
tap beers and Central Otago wines.
STYLE | food 73
Into the night
Yonder is switching things up with a refreshing all-day food
offering alongside evening entertainment, Yonder Live. Stop by
14 Church Street for dinner to sample an inventive summer
menu. From fried cheese balls and fried chicken to fresh ceviche,
pork belly and a range of summer salads, you really can’t go
wrong. Yonder caters to all diets and everything is clearly
marked on the menu, making it super easy to find dishes you’ll
love. Their cocktail line-up is equally impressive. I loved the
Summer Spritz, which is Yonder’s take on an Aperol Spritz, but
with rhubarb. You’ll find me attempting to recreate it for the
next few months.
Food with a view
For an elevated Kiwi breakfast, I can’t go past
Queenstown mainstay Vudu Café and Larder
(16 Rees Street). Constantly heaving, the
menu ranges from healthy to indulgent with
an excellent selection of smoothies, eggbased
dishes and cabinet treats. Grab a seat
at one of the communal tables overlooking
Lake Wakatipu and tuck into poached eggs,
halloumi, sautéed spinach and kumara hash
alongside an Allpress coffee. Trust me, you’ll
never want to leave.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD MARKET
TENANTS WANTED NOW!
JOIN THIS EXCEPTIONAL
We are currently seeking retailers of fruit and vege, seafood,
general supplies, herbs and spices, Indian and Asian supplies,
delicatessen, whole foods and grains, chicken and poultry, coffee
beans, speciality teas, lollies, patisserie, cakes, cheese and pasta.
Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this
opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or 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
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
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
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 a variety of 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
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
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
You’ve heard how hot the new Langdons
Quarter at Northlands is and one of the
hottest eateries there is Nando’s. The
brand-new casa is coming in PERi-PERi
hot with a full free range menu featuring
appetisers, paella, espetadas, pitas, wraps,
salads, burgers and even vegan options!
Choose your desired basting, Lemon and
Herb for the milder types, or, for those
adventurous flavour seekers, Extra Bloody
Hot. Dine in designer surroundings while
you enjoy a cold bevvie and bask in the
Northlands Shopping Centre
03 352 0035
Jana Heasman, Caitlin Mather
Deborah Rose, Leanne Sanders
SOUTH ISLAND WINE
& FOOD FESTIVAL
Jess Anthony, Jenna Smart
Those with an appetite for wonderful wine,
delicious food and classic Kiwi music flocked to
Hagley Park for the South Island Wine & Food Festival,
which, again, proved to be an event of great tastes!
Rebecca Healey, Des Ruddiman, Jodi Swart
Sonia McDonald, Rosina Rodgers
HAGLEY PARK POLO 2019
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
DRIVE FOR GOOD
Archibalds celebrated turning 100 years old with the
launch of Drive for Good. Instead of throwing a birthday
bash, $100,000 will be donated to three charities chosen
by the public from a shortlist of 10. Voting will be open until
the end of February, with the winning charities announced
in early March.
Photography: Malia Rose Photography
A DAY AT THE POLO
Set under a garden marquee in picturesque Tai
Tapu, Ronald McDonald House South Island,
together with the Port Hills Polo Club, welcomed more
than 400 guests to A Day at the Polo. Sunshine,
summer cocktail dresses and thrilling international
polo matches were a recipe for their most successful
event to date.
Photography: Forever Young Photography
Jill Mustard, Belinda van der Monde, Penny Monteaith, Gillian Micolle
Nicole Atkins, Jo Harris,
Ashley O’Loughlin, Kelly Reid
Theo and Steph Feldbrugge
Kate Matthews, Lisa Parkinson, Nicky Newman, Valda Bell
t George’s Hospital held its annual festive gettogether
to celebrate 2018 alongside staff and
friends. It was a feast of nibbles and good cheer.
Anita Fleming, Stacey Milne
Claire and Peter Ballantyne
Pilar Fernandez, Jolene Bothwell
Paul Botting, Warren Bell, Ed Ferguson, Steve Parkinson, Oliver Comyn
Sue Corkill, Ann Shaw, Jane Worsfold
‘Intus’ nurses and admin
HAGLEY SPORTS CENTRE
Greg Barclay, Geoff Allott
Lewis and Julia van Beek, Heather Boock
Guests gathered at the Hagley Oval to honour
Sir Richard Hadlee and The Sir Richard Hadlee
Sports Trust for supporting the refurbishment of
the Hagley Sports Centre – a first-class, indoor
sports facility to serve Christchurch and the wider
Nick Smith, Sir Richard Hadlee
Carol Harris, Mike Norris
Dawn and Mark Green
Lor Gimenez, Nicky Apps
Nicky Martin and Eunie Borrie
EXHIBITION AT NADENE
The opening of From the mountains to the sea: Ki uta ki
tai saw artists, clients and visitors convene on Nadene
Milne Gallery in Arrowtown. The exhibition pairs new works
by influential goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, with the elegant
ceramic vessels of Mark Mitchell.
Kobi Bosshard, Lor and Alex Gimenez
Marian, Sue, Nadene and Bob Berry
KNOW YOU CAN.
THE ALL-NEW BMW X5.
Experience new levels of refinement in the all-new BMW X5. Its imposing presence, accentuated by the bold new kidney grille,
alludes to the substantial power concealed beneath the bonnet. The application of intelligent technology ensures that power
delivers extraordinary capability. And, in a BMW first, the xOffroad package provides a choice of driving modes for adverse
conditions: xSand, xGravel, xSnow, and xRock. Inside, dual 12.3” high-definition screens provide unparalleled control and
connectivity. And, with next-level luxury emanating from every detail, driving the all-new BMW X5 is pure pleasure.
Visit Christchurhc BMW to find out more.
Book your test drive today, bmw.co.nz/X5
30 Manchester Street, Christchurch. 03 363 7240. chchbmw.co.nz
82 STYLE | win
WIN WITH STYLE
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 January 24.
Clean up your act
Cleaning cupboard need a restock? Living Green is a Kiwi
brand offering a range of natural home cleaning products
kind to you, your home and the environment. Win one
Living Green mega household pack, valued at more than $90,
including: shower cleaner, glass and surface cleaner, woolwash
and delicates, toilet cleaner, dishwashing powder, laundry liquid,
laundry powder, multipurpose cleaner and dishwashing liquid.
Turn it up
The UE BOOM 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker is built to
handle a Kiwi summer. Being water, dust and drop proof
and promising 15 hours’ of balanced 360° sound with
deep bass, it’s a must for the tote bag. We have one black
$279.90 UE BOOM 3 to give away.
Need to detox?
Greenroots Juicery is offering one lucky reader a three-day
Organic Juice Cleanse, valued at $270, to help you rest and
reset. The cold-pressing process extracts the living enzymes,
vitamins, and minerals from fruit, vegetables and nuts to
produce delicious, healthy juices. Born from the Christchurch
founder’s own issues with food intolerances, Greenroots now
offers its revitalising wellbeing fixes right around New Zealand.
For a radiant, sun-kissed look, Revlon’s Highlighting Palette
boasts buildable colour in a product that is lightweight and
silky smooth. Complementary shimmer shades enhance your
complexion, in a range of three luminous shades. We have
three in ‘Rose Glow’ ($32 each) to give away. revlon.co.nz
LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: ELIZABETH ARDEN: Joanna Cross. HAGLEY PARK POLO: Jenny Kronfeld, Suzie Mitchell.
STOJO CUP: Edeva Trimmer, Marg Carruthers, Sherri Gibb. MATAKANA BOTANICALS: Amy Forsyth, Deborah Brownlie.
*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.
FIND OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
GATES OPEN AT 6.00PM
With 25,000 fans all heading to Christchurch Stadium, it’s going to be an awesome but
busy evening in the Addington area! From road closures and transport options,
to what food and drink will be on offer, you’ll find all the information at vbase.co.nz.
ALE NOW HUGE ON! SALE NOW ON!
ONALD BIGGER TRUMP’S THAN DONALD TRUMP’S EGO EGO
THE JAZZ THE JAZZ
OUTDOOR OUTDOOR SUITE
THE OLIVIA 2.5 SEATER
AVAILABLE IN A RANGE OF FABRICS
TV UNIT TV UNIT
COFFEE COFFEE TABLE
20-60 % OFF
5026 484 | Cranford 12 Hawthorne Street, Christchurch Drive, - 03 354 Queenstown 5026 | 12 Hawthorne Drive, - Queenstown 03 442 - 3435 03 442 3435