Fable is a local store with a purpose. The carefully curated second-hand shop offers a vintage shopping experience not found anywhere else in Christchurch (or even New Zealand). Owners Sarah Gunn and Meagan Veitch saw a gap in the market for affordable, good quality second-hand items after seeing the incredible level of vintage shopping in […]Read more "What Fable Brings To The Table"
Earlier this year, a man came to the door to inform us that there would be some disturbance going on next door. Apartment units were being constructed for Housing New Zealand and apparently a few of our neighbours were less than impressed that social housing was going up next to their properties. This pervasive attitude […]Read more "In My Backyard"
With fashion weeks taking place all over the world at the moment, Ballantynes got in on the action and hosted an exciting calendar of events for Christchurch fashion lovers. The weeklong festivities included a runway show, Q&As with New Zealand designers, shopping events and Huffer’s 20th birthday party. I was lucky to be invited along to […]Read more "Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience"
If there’s one type of cuisine I haven’t seen enough of in Christchurch, it’s Greek. Fortunately, Welles Street (located on 44 Welles Street in Central Christchurch), is serving up a modern take on Greek eats. More than just souvlaki, the carefully considered menu incorporates a range of mouthwatering items: everything from rotisserie chicken to baklava […]Read more "Let’s Meet At Welles Street!"
Vietnam To Go recently opened in central Christchurch among the other St. Asaph Street container restaurants and cafés. The eatery is serving up authentic and flavourful Vietnamese staples. It’s been almost two years since my travels to Vietnam and I was seriously missing the freshly prepared pho and bánh mì joints that lined every street. As soon […]Read more "Christchurch’s Best Vietnamese Eats"
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"