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Cityscape Our Christchurch
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Time get your rock star on with swagger like Jagger? If you know where to look Christchurch can hook you up, excess-wise. Live large enough for 36 hours to make Kanye jealous, and let the little people take care of the bills! 1) Belt out some tunes If you’re gonna feel properly rock star, you’ll need to perform for your adoring fans first. Hit up the specialty, high-tech karaoke set-ups at Ancestral or Host Restaurant and Bar and put in a performance that will all have eyes on you (where they belong!). 2) Champers, natch OK, the gig is done; off to an appropriately late dinner. Only champagne will do, so head to Bloody Mary’s (above) and order yourself up some Dom Pérignon Rose Epernay France 2000 – at $750 a bottle, you should probably get two. Goes down a treat with their 700g Canterbury Angus, 21 day aged grass-fed,...
Cityscape Home & Garden
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Walk into Interiors by Lume and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped onto the set of a high-end lifestyle magazine shoot. Eschewing the dull, ordinary and design-by-rote, interior designer and owner Melissa Merrin has curated an exquisite collection of the rare and covetous. No surprises then that the boutique interior design studio and neighbouring showroom have become the first port of call for those looking for something a little different – indeed, special – and a welcome addition to the village-like atmosphere of Strowan shopping centre’s bustling Normans Road retail hub. In a testament to Melissa's design prowess, the showroom is home to one of the city’s finest selections of international design pieces and furnishings, many of which are exclusive to the store, and a case study in opulence. Rocking a safari luxe aesthetic, the showroom elegantly blends tactile Armadillo & Co rugs and Bandini cushions with natural,...