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Inside Word February

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Looking for everyday keepsake jewellery? We love the new designs from Melbourne-based New Zealander, Rosie Shelton. She has just launched her first essentials collection ‘las Palmas’.
We’ve all heard about Argan oil, but the latest craze is Roucou Oil it contains 100 times more beta-carotene than carrots, as well as a naturally built-in SPF. Derived from the South American achiote plant, it is rich in tocotrienols to reduce cell damage, helping hair grow and strengthen, and has anti-aging benefits.
Trenzseater has a new collection of prints in store from Europe, featuring vintage racing cars, polo players, classic yacht racing and fashion, through to wild African animals.

INDULGE
Did you know February 15 is the national rosé day? What better excuse to indulge in an after-work drink. Try Akarua’s RUA Pinot Rosé, which offers strawberries and cream across the palate with hints of passionfruit and watermelon, plus aromas of sweet red cherry, red apple and fresh red berry fruit.
Spiritual Vodka is a New Zealand-based distillery that has been making big waves overseas – and we’ve tried and tested it. The unique flavour has hints of manuka honey and is a perfect summer drink.

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A new exciting bar and restaurant has opened in the heart of the bustling Riccarton area. Rogues Of Rotherham is a vintage-style bar and restaurant with an open-air area as well a lush décor that includes velvet-covered booths. The menu offers wood-fried pizzas and Mediterranean mains.
Pandora is the latest retailer to open in the BNZ building in Cashel Street, joining Mecca Maxima, Hallensteins, Glassons and Superette.
Have you gone to Mexico? The popular Auckland eatery set down roots in Christchurch at 201 Manchester St, and has proven itself a winner, known for its delicious yet affordable sharing menu. A must-try are the tacos and fried chicken.

EXPERIENCE
Paddle boarding is a great way to get fit, and now an innovative company – NightSUP – has introduced night paddle boarding in Akaroa. Head out at sunset for a picturesque view of the harbour and, once the sun goes down, the neon lights come on. It’s on our must-try list.
Weird, wonderful jewellery is on display at Christchurch Art Gallery. The masterworks of award-winning artist Lisa Walker includes kitchen utensils, children’s toys and taxidermy, in an exhibition entitled 0 + 0 = 0. Lisa will give a free talk on her practice 6pm, Wednesday 15 February.