CHRISTCHURCH RIGHT NOW

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AT THE MOVIES

PRIDE

Cityscape heads to the flicks and finds much to love in the lively retelling of an unlikely real-life team-up between gay and lesbian activists and small-town Welsh coalminers during Thatcher's divisive reign.

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EVENTS

OUR CUP RUNNETH SHORTLY

Cup & Show Week is on the near horizon again (8 – 15 November), with new events for 2014 only set to add to the regular excitement produced by the country's biggest and best Spring Festival celebrations.

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SPRING TRENDS

SHADES OF SPRING

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. 

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Looking for Christchurch’s hottest fashion, coolest bars and trendiest dining spots? You’ll find them, and more, here.

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Eating & Drinking
Volstead Trading Company

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Retail Therapy
Merivale Mall

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Eating & Drinking
The Pedal Pusher

Reviews @

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Eating @

Reviews and articles on Christchurch restaurants

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Drinking @

Best Christchurch bars for a quiet beer or night out

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Coffee @

Cool cafés, hot coffee: best local caffeine fixes

The Hot Ticket!

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Lorde

Live Music
[27 October 2014]

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Bill Bailey – Limboland

Comedy
[3 November 2014]

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NZSO: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Classical Music
[29 November]

INSIDE WORD

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 bring 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!

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IN BRIEF

What's Cookin'?

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 …

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THE SCOOP

Hotel Montreal

Montreal Street is getting well lush following the opening of the brand new, super-glam Hotel Montreal. This luxurious boutique destination is features 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!

 

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