Voyages et Plein air


February 2020

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a decade of promise

My proudest achievement over the summer break was my Birkenstock tan. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it’s probably the first time in my humble life that my legs and feet have tanned! This was because I was fortunate enough to tackle a few of those pressing backyard tasks over the break and spend a lot of my time outdoors. Think: painting, weeding and some general haranguing of my chickens. I love that we have our summer months over Christmas. Nothing beats a summer in Ōtautahi. Sure, we could all be sipping cocoa and making snow angels somewhere else in the world, but we choose to be here. And here, is good. Enough of that – because you, dear reader, are reading this in February. We’re well into a new decade, and…

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THE TEAM Publisher Lisa Phelan lisa@27publishers.co.nz Editor Joshua Brosnahan joshua@27publishers.co.nz Art Director Lucy Arnold lucy@27publishers.co.nz Accounts & Admin Hilary Armstrong accounts@27publishers.co.nz Sub-editor Liam Stretch liam@27publishers.co.nz Advertising Shelley Eccleton shelley@27publishers.co.nz PRINT Blueprint, Christchurch CONTRIBUTORS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Kim Newth / Liam Stretch / Sarah Rowlands / Joseph O’Sullivan Sue Anderson / Emily Hastie / Nadia Evans / Lynette McFadden / E J Kim…

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chit chat

THE ITALIAN JOB SMEG’s 1950s Style Espresso Coffee Machine is the latest in the Italian design company’s retrospective look at appliances. Ballantyne’s selection of these delicious machines offers the aroma of a real espresso, the taste of a creamy cappuccino or a delicious latte macchiato prepared in the comfort of your home. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a moment of full pleasure with a true Italian coffee. Both ground coffee and paper pods can be used in this machine, allowing you to choose your favourite coffee roasters. Styled in SMEG’s signature aesthetic, your morning brew will be a touch more chic. Welcome the Italian tradition of coffee-making into your house, and let it charm you. ballantynes.co.nz TAKE A TUMBLE A set of six of these ornately detailed glass tumblers from New Zealand company…

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culture club

BREAD AND CIRCUS: SVEN RATZKE International entertainer and chansonnier Sven Ratzke tours around the world with his glamourous shows filled with wicked humour and music. With a career spanning more than two decades, Ratzke has become the rarest of things: a cabaret superstar. His Bowie tribute show Where Are We Now arrives in Christchurch on the heels of sellout shows in Berlin, New York, Amsterdam, and London. Receiving rave reviews and standing ovations across the world, this show, part of Bread and Circus, promises to be an evening that is soulful, surprising and highly entertaining. 1 February, The Spiegeltent, Worcester Boulevard breadandcircus.co.nz SLICE OF LIFE Slice of Life is an exhibition about the world-famous Dunedin study, which has followed the lives of 1,000 Kiwi babies born in 1972. Explore the displays at Canterbury Museum…

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summer jazz

After just celebrating the 40-year anniversary of operating as a community centre, wedding and events venue, and following extensive post-quake renovations, the Old Stone House in Cracroft is hosting six weeks of the highly anticipated Summer Jazz Series. Featuring some of Christchurch’s best jazz musicians, the festival provides the chance to hear them in your own backyard. Featuring River City Jazzmen (26 January), Mike Bickers Boptet (2 February) and the All Girl Mini Band (9 February), there is something for all. This free community event is on from 4–7pm each Sunday. With support from Main Divide Wines and Three Boys Beer, this jazz series will take place outside in the wonderful heritage gardens. Bring a picnic (no BYO alcohol) or enjoy a sausage sizzle, a splendid summer super-salad selection by Kate, or…

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the look of love

1 WHAT DOWNTIME? Skin Rejuvenation Clinic’s injectable treatments are all administered by Dr Brigid Lee, so whether you want to soften wrinkles, plump lips, lift sagging jowls, sharpen up a jawline or project a receding chin, they are all possible with little to no downtime. skinrejuvenationclinic.co.nz 2 FOR THE VISIONARY… The unique combination of a twice-distilled Texas cedar and wild harvested Atlas Mountain cedar make for a distinctive, intoxicating fragrance from Abel Odor. Top notes of magnolia and cardamom round this scent off perfectly. ballantynes.co.nz 3 OH, SWEETHEART! MECCA’s exclusive Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter and Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blush (pictured) are the perfect combination this Valentine’s Day, both presented in the sweetest of sweetheart packaging. mecca.co.nz 4 WHITE AND BRIGHT Sparkle White will restore the confidence in your smile, in as little as 60 minutes.…