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Avenues September 2019

Avenues is the definitive city guide that helps people get the most out of living in Christchurch. Avenues delivers the best of everything each month, from dining to trends, fashion, entertainment, South Island travel and local personalities. Coupled with insightful features and reviews, Avenues encapsulates what makes Christchurch the unique community. it is. This is a free app.

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something borrowed…

I’m fortunate enough to have one of the best seats at the majority of weddings I attend. Call it a front-row view, if you will. My ‘side hustle’ has been my role as a wedding celebrant for the past few years now, and since I’ve become licensed, I’ve married close to forty couples. You name it, I’ve seen it. From weddings on a private yacht, or an island, to weddings in a backyard. You can even add in a minions themed wedding. Yep. A wedding celebrant is fortunate to be included in some of the best moments in the wedding ceremony – quite often when you’re in the crowd, you miss the little things. The best part of my job is seeing the emotion close up and hearing the whispers. Yes, sometimes these…

3 min.
chit chat

HIGH FLYERS GCH Aviation represents over three decades of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft services in New Zealand, Fiji, and Vanuatu. Offering tourism flights and certified flight training, the group also services emergency air rescue and air ambulance operations such as the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. helicopters.net.nz ON A MISSION Sergios have the latest range of Joe Black suitwear to dress up the man in your life. Crafted from 100 per cent pure wool, featuring side vents and a half canvas for ease of movement, their Mission jacket is the perfect accompaniment to summer events, spring weddings, or even a cheeky after-work drink. sergios.co.nz WATERFALL TRACK Have you experienced all that Hanmer Springs can offer? Waterfall Track is one of the most sought-after short walks in the Hanmer Basin. It’s a winding and moderately steep trail…

3 min.
culture club

ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION The Ultimate Queen Celebration is returning to Christchurch, to deliver a rock spectacular for Queen fans. Get ready to rock with Marc Martel, whose voice bears an uncanny resemblance to Freddie Mercury, and whose vocals were used in the record-breaking biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. No stranger to fronting Queen projects, Marc was handpicked by Roger Taylor and Brian May to front their official Queen tribute in 2012. Martel launched his own The Ultimate Queen Celebration project in March 2017, and has since completed a hugely successful inaugural tour, performing across North America. 1 September, Isaac Theatre Royal isaactheatreroyal.co.nz OCEANIA FORUM The Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum aims to bring together policy-makers, businesses, community leaders, and researchers with the aspiration of ‘creating healthy communities and ecosystems for a resilient future’. An ecosystem services framework,…

1 min.
from wow to vow

1 FREEZE! Get rid of any bumps and bulges now with Skin Rejuvenation Clinic’s new CoolTech fat freezing machine. Would you like a smoother silhouette, with no surgery, no pain, and fantastic results? Mummy-tummies, back fat, bra fat, and saddle-bags are all gone. skinrejuvenationclinic.co.nz 2 IT’S MIRACULOUS Nurture beautiful skin with much loved Christchurch brand Linden Leaves. The new-look Miraculous Facial Oil is now a NATRUE certified organic cosmetic; the first in New Zealand! An antioxidant-rich blend of rosehip and evening primrose oils to nourish and regenerate your skin. Cruelty-free, with no nasties – it’s your skin’s new best friend. lindenleaves.com 3 ODE TO LIGHT Elie Saab le parfum is a new way of wearing the exceptional. A radiant, voluptuous, addictive fragrance, composed as an ode to light, with an elegant, enveloping trail like the…

1 min.
yeah nah

YEAH 1 Rick Astley and A-Ha coming to our city. Be still, our teenage beating hearts! 2 Gap Filler’s Tool Lendery Borrow all sorts of tools from this CBD pop-up. 3 Dosa Kitchen – catch a perfect South Indian pancake at the Arts Centre Mākete. 4 The Edmonds Band Rotunda will rise again! The Avon Riverbank gains an icon back. 5 Resene Valour – a strong sapphire contender with rich royal tones. NAH 1 Shakes and quakes – at least it’s a reminder to get your survival kit up to date. 2 Mullets are on the comeback. We’re happy for business to stay at the front and back. 3 Kiwi Reality TV ‘stars’. Come on, you know my aunty! You’re not famous. 4 Exorbitant salaries for council workers … ahem. We’ll just leave that there, shall we? 5 Not getting the…

1 min.
to have and to hold

Even in 2019, weddings are still a big deal. An age-old tradition, predating most civilised society, that most people will only undertake once in their lifetime – and quite often in a grand and particularly declarative way. This public declaration of connection would lack depth without the promises that are commonly included in vows. The traditional wedding ceremony of a couple standing in front of close family and friends – those that love you, and support you, is what gives the statement of a marital union its force. A wedding is about people, and a successful wedding involves many, whether they’re there on the day or not. Avenues talks to three key players in the local wedding industry who are along for this wild ride – making it their business to support…