canterbury’s own lifestyle magazine / a great local read
She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

She’s a Little Bit Small-town…

Twenty-five years ago Kaylee Bell got up and sang on a Waimate stage at age four, now she’s forging a successful international career in the home of country music.

Behind The Brand

Behind The Brand

Despite an ever-changing home furnishings market, fourth-generation family-owned company McKenzie & Willis has continued to forge their place as a dynamic solution for all things interior.

Eat, Cake, Love

Eat, Cake, Love

Anna Worthington, owner of a thriving cake business, Cakes By Anna, owes her fast success to the Christchurch markets and the city’s earthquake recovery.

Stress Response

Stress Response

In line with her new live event, The Hormone Factor, Dr Libby shares an insight into the impact of stress on your hormones and how to reduce it.

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Oversized monochrome pieces and painterly fabrics are must-haves this spring.

Simple & Seasonal

Simple & Seasonal

Food has become Sam Mannering’s raison d’être. He opens up about his food journey and shares some mouth-watering recipes to try at home.

Curtains The Material Difference

Curtains The Material Difference

As the team at Maree Hynes Interiors explains, gone are the days when curtains were insignificant background players, simply providing a physical barrier between us and the cold glass.

Edwardian Country Classic

Edwardian Country Classic

A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of the North Canterbury rural landscape. In fact, it was originally built in Christchurch. Current owners Jeremy Evans and Andrew Bain are proud to be the latest custodians of this fascinating centenarian.

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Sleuthing On Nature, Spying On Spiders

Do bees think in English? This is the kind of question Dr Simon Pollard remembers mulling over for hours as a child before going off to pester one of his uncles, an animal psychologist, for answers. Every question sparked another, paving the way to his adventurous life as a natural history researcher, writer, teacher, science advisor and photographer.