The Rainy Day Edit

The Rainy Day Edit

Christchurch isn't a particularly rainy city. Sure, there are weeks where we barely see the sun, but generally it's pretty nice. That said, there's something a bit exciting about having a few wardrobe items you look forward to pulling out on those less than ideal days. Further to that, I love having activities up my [...]

Miro in the Midland Building

Miro in the Midland Building

The Brown Bread team has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the downstairs café in our building (Midland Building). Helmed by the folk behind Francesca's Italian Kitchen (in both Wanaka and Christchurch), Miro is serving up an extensive menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch favourites. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, filling or light, Miro has [...]

Float Therapy: Here’s What To Expect

Float Therapy: Here’s What To Expect

With constant noise and distraction in our daily lives, it's increasingly difficult to disconnect. Being constantly tethered to my device, both for work and personal reasons, I've often tossed up the idea of a digital detox. Float therapy is another option for those looking to carve out space to think and meditate without external distractions. [...]

What Fable Brings To The Table

What Fable Brings To The Table

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 [...]

In My Backyard

In My Backyard

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 [...]

Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience

Ballantynes Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience

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 [...]

Let’s Meet At Welles Street!

Let’s Meet At Welles Street!

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 [...]