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Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar now has a dine-in experience with a restaurant on Poplar Lane. The premise comprises of two rooms, with a contemporary Chinese design. The dumplings, as expected, are glorious and succulent, hand-made by experts from Shanghai and Guangzhou. Using only free-range and local produce, this is a must visit any day/night of the week. The Monday Room has had a revamp of its interiors and menu. We are especially excited to hear there is an extra focus on that which makes for the perfect wicked winter hideaway. Ex-Pegasus Bay chef Shawn McGowan and Globe Café’s Sarah Harland will be heading the kitchen. Be transported to the streets of Mumbai with the latest addition to Christchurch’s Indian cuisine scene. Mumbaiwala, in the BNZ Centre (120 Hereford Street), serves street food designed to share. Escape menu monotony!
Stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe said “accessories are a woman’s armour”, and there is no better place to arm yourself than Ballantynes re-launched Accessories Department. The clean and classic updated look makes shopping a pleasure. Look out for the gorgeous range of Ted Baker hats. We love how there is a solution for all cosmetic disasters, even over-plucked eyebrows. Bespoke Cosmetic offers micropigmentation, which essentially is the placement of pigment into the skin to give a realistic colour or hair effect. Trained by Sinead O’Connor’s makeup artist, owner Nicky Blue’s technique creates a beautifully natural look. The first delivery of Isabel Marant has arrived at Workshop. Isabel Marant is a French fashion designer best known for her Bohemian aesthetic. We love the gorgeous range of shoe boots.
Copper + Pink has relocated from Merivale Mall to 48 St Albans Street. The new site offers lots more space to showcase their exquisite collection. On our must-buy list is the I-MUG range, a series of vases and dishes designed in the baroque style by Seletti. Innovative local company Ico Trader is Christchurch’s exclusive supplier of pressed tin panels. These are making a strong impact in the architectural and interior design world after been seen on The Block Australia. Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel, situated at 82 Bealey Avenue, is under new ownership. Open for breakfast and brunch six days a week, as well as dessert and coffee in the evening, Eliza’s underwent a full refurbishment after it was damaged during the earthquakes. Built in 1861, the building was originally a family home, before becoming a boutique hotel in 1981.
One of the most haunted yet beautiful ballets ever written is the story of Giselle. Follow the tragedy of her broken heart and descent into madness. Choreographed so gracefully it will bring a tear to the staunchest of eyes. The RNZB will be performing this in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal, 23-24 August. New Zealand will be the first in the world to use the recently launched Heineken Live App, which uses technology developed by Kiwis. The app encourages people to get out and explore their city by offering on-the-spot rewards and surprise experiences, such as flights around the country, helicopter transport to an event or special access to VIP areas in venues. The more you get out and explore the city, the more rewards and experiences you can unlock. Some of the participating bars in Christchurch include Vespa Bar, Aikmans, Christchurch Casino, Spice Paragon and Fiddlesticks.
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