We all know that winter can take a toll on our bodies. Thankfully, winters in Christchurch are typically crisp yet sunny and it’s easy to get by with clever layering, a thick pair of socks and a quality winter coat.
Having dealt with -30 degree weather back in Saskatchewan, I don’t find Christchurch winters unbearable (except for the lack of proper insulation in homes, but that’s another story…) Dressing stylishly and warmly is attainable with minimal effort, especially with our access to beautiful and sustainably made garments like this Kowtow coat. In fact, I’ve been living in this coat since I purchased it a few weeks ago. It’s basically a blanket that wraps so wonderfully around thick layers and keeps me warm whether I’m walking to the office or cycling to Smash Palace for after work drinks.
Speaking of winter, I’m heading to Queenstown this weekend to sample some new winter menus and explore the city. I’ve been to QT quite regularly, but never in the wintertime and I’m told it is at its most magical this time of year. So, if you have any suggestions on what to do, please send them my way.
On a completely unrelated note, Urban List New Zealand has officially launched and I’ve written several articles on my favourite South Island cities — Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. I’d love it if you’d check out a few of my pieces and let me know what you think!
Photos by Malia Rose Photography