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Review: White House Black

White House Black

This Halswell restaurant is set well back from a busy arterial road, in a two-storey, 1880s homestead with an impressive fit-out.

Review: Sugarhorse Bar and Eatery

Sugarhorse Courtyard drinking and dining might be accompanied by views of the latest furniture deals, but its the platter you'll remember at this horsey-themed Moorhouse Ave bar.

House: The place to be

Avenues House Two brothers have converted a Beckenham house into a stylish pad for laidback living and entertaining.

Recipe: The ultimate steak dish

Wagyu steak Take the best-quality steak you can find and pair it with a French-inspired potato gratin, asparagus and red wine sauce.

'Tis the party season

Theme Productions What's it like to be a professional party planner? Chris Stead knows. His job is to throw ultimate parties that people never forget.

Eat

Restaurant review: Spice Paragon

Spice Paragon Spice Paragon has branched out from its popular Bush Inn base to extend owners Bundit and Bo's upmarket Asian cuisine empire to the city centre.

Top five takeaways

When you are busy about town, but food cannot wait, it pays to know the best pit stops.

Review: Chinwag Eathai

Your guide to dining out: Part II

Best city brunch spots

To start the day the right way, Avenues searched the city for some brunch favourites.

Review: Strange & Co

Strange & Co 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.

Review: The Institution

This petite New Regent St bar brings together some of the best things local vendors have to offer.

How important is good service?

From burgers to bars

Bar review: Dragons Den Social Lounge

The waitress's good instincts make up for a menu shortage at this contemporary Colombo St bar.

A statement spring dish

Salmon Town Tonic chef Mark Collings whips up pan-fried salmon, buttermilk-dill dressing and a spring vegetable salad.

Barbecue lamb loin, yoghurt, tabbouleh and chimichurri

A lamb dish with a spring twist.

Broken lemon tart

Lemon caramel meringue cake

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.

Beauty: Special extras

Makeup Apply a base coat and then enhance your features with a myriad of colours.

Gift ideas

Fine-tune your senses this season to find a fragrance that strikes the perfect chord.

Handy to have

Men's accessories

Healthy beauty habits

Keeping skin in top condition is a fulltime job. Are these natural beauty products up to the challenge?

Here's the ultimate man cave

English Pub Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.

Sumner, and the living is easy

It's contemporary and well positioned, with beachy good looks, but this Sumner house has got brains, too. Sumner is the owner's home territory. There was no question this is where he would build.

Dyers House in Cashmere

A classic recreated

Down by the bay

Sweeping views of Lyttelton Harbour set the scene for a family home in Governors Bay.

Travel: An overnight stay in Kaikoura

Kaikoura While whale watching and swimming with dolphins are high on the to-do list for many visitors to Kaikoura, there's also dry land to explore.

Christchurch's top walks

The Port Hills offer a bird's eye view across the expansive Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.

Mackenzie mini-break

Call of the mountains

Travel: Exploring Peel Forest

You know you are leaving the city far behind by the driving instructions from the host: "Past a timber mill, up a shingle road, through a ford, past a hay shed on the left and over a bridge".

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Rebecca Kain Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Home loan options

ADVERTISING FEATURE: With home ownership a goal for many New Zealanders, Kiwibank has two great packages on offer, including attractive home loan and home saver deals.

The big cat lady

Heading to the A&P Show?

The city debate

There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

almond fruit crumble
Jess Simson's almond fruit crumble

This dessert can be reinvented over and over again.

Beans
The best breakfasts in town

Avenues searches the city for the dishes worth waking up for.

Makeup
Beauty: Special extras

Apply a base coat and then enhance your features with a myriad of colours.

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