CHRISTCHURCH RIGHT NOW
After way too long, city favourite Chinwag returns in flash new digs in Victoria Street. Cityscape went in to scope out to see what's new, what's happening, and what's still just the way we liked it from back in the day.
The New Zealand Burlesque Festival makes its way south in October for a tassel-tastic, one-night-only burlesque showcase that will play host to a cavalcade of local and international superstars of the form.
Cityscape had a chat to colour consultant Ash Morgan (a Mitre 10 Dream Home winner – colour us impressed) of About Colour Paint & Design to see what's in for interiors this season.
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TERRA VIVA BAKE
Baked artisan goodness has arrived in Woolston, with the Terra Viva Café & Deli crew opening Terra Viva Bake in the old Holy Smoke site at 650 Ferry Road. Jerry Jaeger’s famed patisserie creations will brign an exciting new food option to the east side. All the deli goodies currently available at Terra Viva Café in Wairakei Road are on the shelves at the new outfit – and you can also grab an excellent Supreme coffee. They're open now, so pop in to check it out!
Looking to up your kitchen game? The new specialist luxury kitchen showroom Lifestyle Appliances on Moorhouse Avenue is cornering itself as the premium kitchen destination. It features the likes of Asko, Electrolux, Scholtès, ILVE, Steel, De Dietrich, Delonghi and more. Ambassador and renowned celebrity chef Josh Emett describes the store as “like walking into kitchen heaven” – you had us at Josh …
Montreal Street is set to get well lush with the opening of the brand new, super-glam Hotel Montreal in early October. This luxurious boutique destination is set to feature an exclusive 25 rooms and a 3-bedroom penthouse, Argentine-inspired sharing dishes in the natty Polo Bar, and croquet in the gardens (cucumber sandwiches must surely also be lurking somewhere nearby). There are also plans for an open-air theatre. Watch this space!