Take your shopping to the next level with Westfield Riccarton’s in-house styling team, who offer a range of services from a free 15-minute style consultation, to workshops, colour consultations and shopping tours. In two or three hours, one of their stylists can assess your body shape, style, colouring and budget, then take you to the right stores to try on the right pieces, taking the stress out of trying to find that perfect outfit.
Portfolio Model Agency has moved back to Cashel Street. During 24 years of business, Portfolio has enjoyed some great key locations within the city. Pre-quake the agency was situated for seven years in Cashel Mall. The new location, Unit 6/275 Cashel Street, has lots of space, a catwalk, chic white walls with pops of red, designer furniture, a hanging vertical garden as well as a spacious private outdoor courtyard.
Preview the Jane Daniels Winter 2017 collection at a special event that supports Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge). A World of Inspiration will not only showcase the Russian-inspired garments, but include canapés and wine, jazz, goodie bags, and a charity auction. Held on April 6 at the Hagley Park Oval, tickets are $85 from avivafamilies.org.nz.
The golf course at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay is on our must-book list. Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7119 yards (6510 metres) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. The course offers spectacular views and has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. The rustic clubhouse makes the experience all the more alluring, complete with its own pro golf shop.
We’ve recently tried and loved the Infrared Sauna at Total Body Concepts. This relatively new craze hit the headlines recently when Lady Gaga took to Instagram posing for a photo in her personal infrared sauna, claiming that it was the cure to her ongoing chronic pain. We can confirm the sauna makes you feel completely relaxed and detoxed – a must try. Other health benefits include: it removes toxins and mineral waste from the body, burns calories and controls weight, clears cellulite, relieves pain, improves the immune system, increases blood circulation and strengthens the cardiovascular system, as well as aiding in relaxation by reducing stress and fatigue.
Dermalogica has released a new product, Daily Superfoliant: Multi-Tasking Anti-Pollution to the market with the addition of magical charcoal. Proven to deeply detox the skin. This redevelopment has upped the ante of what was already a great product.
Get your hands on some new divine products launched by Mecca, we love the bareMinerals’ GenNude Buttercream
lip-gloss. Available in both matte and gloss, it can take you from day to night without having to alter your look.
The popular eatery Maison des Crêpes from The Colombo has opened a second store in Christchurch. The location is the newly developed Carlton Courts, corner of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road. Specialising in delicious French crêpes and ranging from sweet to savoury, there is something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds.
Get ready to feel retro as the Sun Dog Diner has also opened in the Carlton Courts with a menu that is described as ‘rock-n-roll gourmet comfort food’. You are guaranteed to have a good time.
Tucked away on High Street is Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton’s latest Madam Woo, which has finally landed in Christchurch. The menu is a flavour explosion with a modern twist on authentic Malaysian cuisine.