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October 2019

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it’s a team effort

I’ve spent a fair amount of my lifetime circumventing the urge to exist as a ‘creative’. A myriad of other fields of work have passed me by – some reluctantly, thanks to a certain set of natural disasters, and others not so reluctantly (goodbye retail service, forever). I have now returned to my first love – writing. I could have spared myself many years of going through the motions if I’d looked at my strengths objectively! But life is a journey, and to say I love my role as the editor of this publication is an understatement. I mean, look at this magazine you’re immersed in right now! I’m so proud of it. It’s such a strange disparity; jobs in creative fields are often lacking, but on the other hand, are desperately…

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chit chat

SOCK IT TO ME Everyone needs socks! Blue Q is a quirky brand which make 100 per cent recycled bags, socks, and tea towels. With over 100 irreverent designs to choose from, there’s something for everyone: ‘Pretty decent boyfriend’, ‘I’m not bossy…I’m the boss!’, ‘Runnin’ the world and stuff…’ Find them at The Tannery, Woolston or shop online. boltofcloth.com MIXTE IT UP A vintage-styled city bike can be yours, thanks to Action Bicycle Club. The Mixte Urban Commuter borrows its design from the likes of Peugeot, who produced a step-through bike after WWII. Featuring puncture-resistant tyres, front and rear LED lights, as well as Shimano gears and alloy componentry – so you can ride rain, hail or shine. actionbicycleclub.com BAREFOOT IS BEST November sees an exciting plant based, organic eatery opening at The Welder, offering a ‘tropical…

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culture club

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, the famed time-twisting musical collective will circumnavigate the globe, and prepare the world for a new decade. Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes this new decade will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. PMJ have gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and have chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. 19 October, Isaac Theatre Royal isaactheatreroyal.co.nz LYTTELTON MARKET Lyttelton’s long-established weekend craft and treasure market is one to trek through the tunnel for. With a great variety of quality items available – knick knacks, toys, foods, books and more. Hand crafted by a wide range of dedicated and passionate local stallholders, who love sharing their talents with locals…

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canterbury’s court

Christchurch would not be the same without The Court Theatre, an undeniable part of the city’s artistic and creative identity – no matter its locale. The largest theatre company in the country has been housed in the gritty and edgy – yet sophisticated – ex-grain shed in Addington for nigh on eight years, and The Court continues to deliver exemplary performances time and time again. The troop of 30 permanent staff with the collaboration of hundreds of artists produce an admirable 24 productions a year and already, in 2019, there has been a fantastic series of plays – Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Father, and The Pink Hammer. To close the year the team is now set to impress young and old with a retelling of an iconic story. Coming to The…

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culture connects us

Legendary musician and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited New Zealand debut and his only performance on our shores at the Christchurch Town Hall on November 12. Mr Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in one sitting without interval, as part of The Bach Project. Born in Paris, Yo-Yo Ma spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four-and-a-half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded a staggering 90 albums and received close to 20 Grammy Awards. In addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded a wide variety of folk music such as American bluegrass music, traditional…

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spring state of mind

1 BE THE BEST YOU It’s now easier than ever before to smooth wrinkles and slim ‘mummy tummies’ without resorting to major surgery! It’s ok to care about your appearance and want to look healthy, well and youthful. skinrejuvenationclinic.co.nz 2 ENTER THE LEGEND We all know that heroes come and go, but myths are eternal. Inspired by a taste for adventure, Paco Rabanne’s Olympēa Legend eau de parfum is an invigorating scent with Oriental and floral notes. pacorabanne.com 3 SUN-KISSED Guerlain reinvents the natural-looking tan, with Terracotta Light, a new powder that wakes up the skin’s glow in seconds. Featuring a blend of sun-kissed tones to reveal radiance in every skin tone. Available in six shades. ballantynes.co.nz 4 BE TRANSFORMED Transform Clinic’s team of experienced and professional doctors, registered nurses, and beauty therapists offer comprehensive consultations for an array of…