Taking cues from late night eateries in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Sally and Sam Hooper will officially open Sister Kong Bao Bar this Friday. The pair is behind the hugely popular Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar and Christchurch foodies eagerly await their second venture. The decor of Sister Kong is red, gold and neon, just what you’d […]Read more "Sister Kong brings Hong Kong to Christchurch"
The long-awaited opening of the Crowne Plaza holds a great deal of significance to Christchurch. Standing 70m above the street, it is the city’s second tallest building. The venture symbolizes a milestone in the city’s recovery. Built in 1989, originally an office building, it mostly withstood the 2011 earthquake and has recently completed a refit. […]Read more "New Opening: Crowne Plaza Christchurch"
With a passion for wild and locally grown fauna, Alicia Erceg launched Bunch Floral in November 2016. I’ve followed the company since its beginnings, intrigued by Alicia’s unconventional approach to floristry. Bunch strives to use seasonal produce and reduce waste. Alicia regularly goes foraging to find native plants and weeds not commonly used in traditional […]Read more "Bunch Floral Workshop"
Are you a Christchurch-based blogger? I’d love to meet you. My friends over at Mooch Style and I would like to invite you to The Bloggers Collective on Sunday, 23rd July at 10AM. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at it for ages, T.B.C. aims to get everyone together to chat about the trials […]Read more "Calling All Christchurch Bloggers"
Christchurch’s CBD is steadily growing with new businesses popping up on the regular. In fact, it seems like every other day, a new café or restaurant opens in Christchurch! With so many offices moving back into the CBD, there’s plenty of space for growth and many mouths to feed. If you haven’t been to the […]Read more "Where To Have Lunch In Christchurch’s CBD"
Combining the talents of the best local musicians, chefs, baristas, mixologists and florists, Nostalgia is unlike any festival I’ve ever attended. Held at Ferrymead Heritage Park, every detail of the day was carefully considered and flawlessly executed. I’ve attended my fair share of festivals in North America, yet was completely blown away by the atmosphere at Christchurch’s own festival. […]Read more "Nostalgia Festival"
One of the biggest perks of living in a city is its proximity to cultural institutions. If you live within walking (or cycling) distance to a museum, art gallery, a theatre and a art house cinema, consider yourself lucky. In Toronto, we lived on the same street as the Art Gallery of Ontario. Now in Christchurch, […]Read more "Arty Party"