/ Reisen & Outdoor


December 2019 / January 2020

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2 Min.
2020 vision

Firstly; thank you to each and every one of you for voting in our very first A List Awards. We were absolutely blown away by the response, and the detail and passion put into the results – it’s heartwarming to see communities come together to boost their local business with a vote or three. I cannot wait to do this all over again in 2020! Speaking of 2020, when I embarked on writing this editorial, I do admit I had a slight moment of panic. Our last issue of the year always crosses over to January. This is it – we’ve reached 2020. There is every chance you might be flicking through this issue in the roaring ’20s! Where did you see yourself in 2020? Are you surprised at where you’ve wound…

6 Min.
chit chat

BERRY NICE After stints in New York and London, Deborah Sweeney brought her talent back to Aotearoa. Perfect for Christmas is her Berry Bowl – New Zealand clay volcanic stoneware in a sand speckle with a matt glaze. It snugly fits a square strawberry punnet. A perfect little piece of New Zealand. deborahsweeney.com WIN THE BEARD BATTLE Valor truly lives the message of saving the planet, one face at a time. An ethical brand that uses high-quality ingredients, free from palm oil, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulphates and ‘dodgy preservatives’ – all products are safe for waterways and septic systems. Importantly, Valor is kind to skin. Unlike many shaving and beard ranges Valor is moisturising and hydrating. It helps to ease “beard itch” while taming and nourishing your beard and skin and it even helps…

3 Min.
culture club

SOUTH ISLAND WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL The country’s premier celebration of the Mainland returns to Hagley Park, featuring more than 40 boutique winemakers from each of the South Island’s major wine-growing regions that cemented New Zealand’s place in the hearts of oenophiles the world over. Complemented by Canterbury’s leading artisan food producers, street food carts, and renowned restaurateurs – the South Island Wine & Food Festival signals the ultimate start to summer – bringing the bounty of the region to the heart of the city! 7 December, Hagley Park facebook.com/southislandwineandfood OUTDOOR CINEMA A dozen top films are screening at the sizzling Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora this summer! Some on the films showing in the North Quad include The Lion King (2019), Paddington, Mamma Mia! Here We…

1 Min.
love local

NZ Pounamu Twin Fern Ring by Nick Von Klarwill $310 hapa.co.nz | Vendula of London Beauty Lounge Backpack $299 cosifantutte.co.nz | Jeremy Leeming Earrings at The Filing Kabinett, Sterling Silver & 18ct with Faceted Aquamarines and Peridot $320 jeremyleeming.com | Voyage Cushion with Feather Inner from $125 fabrichouse.co.nz | Alchemy Equipment AEW184 Lightweight Down Jacket alchemy-equipment.com | Everlasting and fresh wreaths for the festive season, from $85 mrsbottomleysflowers.nz | Grassroots Yoga & Health Gift Vouchers grassrootsyoga.co.nz | Dear Christmas Stocking from Little Folk $75 03 389 2523 Moonrise Dress by Fate & Becker from Morgan and Page $164 03 376 6219 | Fashion Society Gucci Sunglasses $499 fashionsociety.co.nz | Wooden Hand-crafted Hooks by Wildlife Garden for Teepee $49.50 03 389 6585 | HAPA Design Card Range, $6 each hapa.co.nz | The…

1 Min.
the spirit of the season

There are few things more indicative that Christmas is just around the corner than the festive changes at our city’s iconic department store, Ballantynes. An annual visit to see the unveiling of the Christmas windows has become a Christchurch tradition for families year after year, with the displays still capturing the imaginations of children and adults’ alike, thanks to a bit of Christmas magic. Deep in the heart of the store, you’ll find the Christmas Grotto; full of decorations, voluminous trees, and truly unique ornamental pieces. There’s also a spot for Santa – and a couple of his elves – providing a place for young and old to pile onto Kris Kringle’s knee for that classic photo that will find pride of place on the family mantle. On top of the usual Christmas…

1 Min.
twinkle all the way

1 HAIR INNOVATION It’s the perfect time to introduce a fresh new look for the summer months! The team at GM Hair offer specialist colour, cut, and styling, making it their mission to stay at the forefront of the latest hair trends. facebook.com/gmhairgallery 2 TANTASTIC KORA Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion is an ultra-hydrating body moisturiser that builds a natural, sun-kissed glow with use. Featuring their signature Noni Extract, nourishing rosehip and sea buckthorn oils and scented with essential oils of lavender. ballantynes.co.nz 3 GINGER, SNAP! A welcome addition to your makeup bag, this duo set from Too Faced smells like your favourite holiday cookie! Dust the bronzer onto the highpoints of your face for a summery, bronzed look. meccabeauty.co.nz 5 A NATURAL SOLUTION Aduro Light Therapy® Lip Care device is designed to work from the inside out, giving you fuller…