This redux version of an old CBD hangout might be the size of a single garage, but it is perfectly formed.
Even before mounting the steps and entering the double doors, the beautiful mural on the side of the building, filigree balcony and lights on the verandah welcome us with open Indian arms, in modern, Bollywood-style.
World Buskers Festival veteran Derek Flores, aka El Jaguar, says Christchurch audiences make him work hardest for laughs. This year, he'll host the festival's nightly comedy club and be set on testing our limits.
To start the day the right way, Avenues searched the city for some brunch favourites.
Strange's Lane is buzzing with people, ranging from bespectacled hipsters with sardonic facial hair to after-work drinkers in sober suits and tiny women in tinier skirts.
With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.
Fine-tune your senses this season to find a fragrance that strikes the perfect chord.
Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.
Wonderful Waimate, where the sheep and wallabies roam, is just the place for a short city break.
"A fun family project" is how Mark and Nicola Wilson describe doing up their 14-foot 1972 Oxford caravan. The end result is enough to tempt anyone on a camping holiday.
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