Kmart is helping us give to others in need this Christmas with the annual Wishing Tree Appeal. Kmart will be collecting gifts, The Salvation Army will distribute them and, together, they will make a difference to 17,000 families in need. Gifts will be accepted from November 14th up until Christmas Eve.
Re: START Mall is getting into the festive spirit with family entertainment, late-night shopping and Christmas movie nights. On Thursday and Friday nights in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, the mall will stay open to 9pm. There will also be screenings of the classic Christmas movies Fred Claus, Arthur Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf, and the new Kiwiplay children’s playground in the Play:ZONE to try. Movies start at 6.30pm and filmgoers are advised to bring their own cushions.
Starship Children’s Hospital has turned 25 and would like to acknowledge everyone who has helped them reach this wonderful milestone. Here’s to another 25 years of delivering outstanding care to young patients.
We love the new Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter for ages two to five. It’s an upgraded version of the world-renowned classic micro mini (that is still available), but with an adjustable T-bar, a raised silicon deck for stability, and an annodised finish to look great and protect from rust. Check out www.microscooters.co.nz.
If you haven’t experienced True Grit Hair Salon, we suggest you do. The Christchurch salon has just won the 2016 New Zealand Salon of the Year at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards. It not only took out the most prestigious national hairdressing award, but also collected another three: Grand Salon of the Year, Excellence in Marketing and Best Salon Design.
Simon James Design has launched a new website with selected furniture, lighting, homewares and fashion, from brands such as Simon James, Menu, Tom Dixon, as well as Jessica McCormack jewellery. There’s also a mood board section for clients and architects to share and upload content for projects/homes they are working on.
On Pointe Barre & Wellness Studio has just opened in Carlton Mill (21 Bealey Avenue). The studio teaches Bootybarre® a workout that fuses techniques from dance, pilates, and yoga, that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. We are signing up now!
Love fresh flowers? We love Flower Addict (floweraddict.co.nz). Based in Christchurch, it offers a subscription service whereby a stunning selection of market-fresh blooms can be delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The arrangements are simple, stylish and relaxed, as though freshly picked from the garden.
With a mission to ensure as many of its products are organic or ethically sourced, The Lincoln Pantry (5 Robert Street, Lincoln) offers a wide range of fine foods – including an extensive cheese collection. If you’ve never heard of organic coffee, or white truffle infused oil, head in for a taste and get expert advice on how to use it. We’re loving the Turmeric Latte.
A new luxury-class boat is launching in New Zealand’s stunning Milford Sound early next year, with the promise to take cruising to whole new levels – we are rather excited. Jucy Cruise has invested millions in the new Gem of the Sound – an impressive 29m long, three-level vessel boasting expansive glass roofs, outside and covered decks, and smart dining facilities. The boat can accommodate up to 260 passengers and will operate three times daily, year-round.
To kick off the festive season in style, Moët & Chandon, Baretta and Empire are offering diners the chance to
win instant prizes as well as a luxurious holiday. Purchase a flute or bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial, Impérial Rosé or Ice Impérial at either establishment and you could open the winning bauble, awarding you return flights from Christchurch to Fiji for two people, with three nights in a beautiful beachside villa on Vomo Island.
Veuve Clicquot has released a limited-edition bottle for the festive season. The Clicquot Arrow is a Veuve-branded metal gift tin designed as a road sign. There are 29 different destinations available, each with the distance from Clicquot HQ (Reims in France) printed on the front. Available at Ballantynes, for $89.
Give the ultimate gift of luxury this Christmas with a weekend away at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. The luxury hotel has relaunched the iconic Penthouse No. 10 after its undergone a $2-million transformation. Over the past decade, Penthouse No. 10 has been a home-away-from-home for many movie stars, models and moguls visiting Queenstown.
New Zealand winery Cloudy Bay launched its new Sauvignon Blanc 2016 in October. Its 32nd vintage, the wine speaks of its roots – located in the heart of the Wairau Valley, between the Richmond Ranges and the Wither Hills, in Marlborough. A newly designed label represents the rare sight of the wondrous mist that rolls along the Richmond Ranges.
Action Bicycle Club has just opened its doors at 8 Walker Street in the central city, giving a new lease of life to an iconic 1960s-style warehouse building. Beautifully built bicycles, designer apparel and accessories with fashionable functionality make this a destination for the modern-day cyclist. Curating some of the world’s best cycle-related products right here in Christchurch, the Action Bicycle Club also offers a full-service workshop and city cycle hire.
Seed Heritage has expanded its South Island offering, opening a children’s store in Westfield Riccarton. The Seed Child store is the first of its kind for Christchurch, joining the existing women’s and children’s wear store based in Ballantynes and becoming the eighth Seed Heritage store in New Zealand. The new Christchurch store exclusively stocks Seed Heritage’s baby, child and teen collections. Check out the new Christmas Campaign for a range of toys and books for girls and boys of every age.
Looking for a Christmas gift with a difference? Take a look at the Lisa Ferguson website: www.lisaferguson.com. Not only is the site full of her stunning artworks, but this Christmas Lisa has designed a range of six silk scarves that come packaged in gorgeous gift boxes – the perfect gift for the woman who has everything.