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CHCH local Georgia Currie has smashed her mark on local fashion and is now taking the world scene by storm, but even though you can already buy her Georgia Alice label in LA and NY, she's just getting started.
The biggest and grandest Coriander's restaurant yet has now swung open the doors in its magnificent St Asaph St frontage, and is a spectacular sight to behold – that's even before you even eat the excellent food!
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It's painstaking restoration now complete (finally!), grand old lady of Christchurch Riccarton House throws her doors open again, revealing a new and improved Riccarton House Bistro within.
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Openings, openings everywhere! Check out the restored stunning, gilded and glam ornate dome at the Isaac Theatre Royal, head down to St Asaph Street and the new Allen Street Rock Club and Engineers’ rooftop bar, enjoy the summer of cricket at the new Hagley Park Pavilion, and get a coffee or beer into you at the new Joe’s Garage on Cranford Street.
Christchurch coffee and Clooney lovers can rejoice following the opening of Nespresso’s third Kiwi boutique. It’s located in the iconic Ballantynes department store, and will be the city's home for all things Nespresso caffeine, appliances and accessories related. No word on whether George will drop by, but we can always hope, right?
Not content with their Dumpling Masters title, the mad genisues at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar are now rocking the country’s first dessert wontons. They've wrapped up a killer combo of Whittaker’s Dark Chocolate and banana in a crispy wonton shell: it's all dusted with coconut, icing sugar and cinnamon to create little bundles of nirvana.