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World-first bubbles!

Just when you thought there was nothing better than bubbles, Champagne Lanson went and made bubbles better, with the world’s first fully organic and biodynamic champagne – Lanson Organic Brut NV.



Biodynamic farming is the haute couture of food production. Based on a set of farming principles developed in the 1920s, it is understood to conserve and energise the soil, producing healthier plants.

“Working closely with our growers in the Marne Valley in the champagne region of France, we have crafted our champagne to be fresh and vibrant whilst retaining the heritage style of Lanson and meeting strict regulations to be labelled organic and biodynamic,” says Champagne Lanson President François Van Aal, who flew in from France to launch the new Lanson Green Label Champagne within the lush surrounds of Amazonita, on Oxford Terrace.

Time-consuming and expensive, biodynamic principles are a significant step-up from simply being organic.

Lanson Organic Brut NV is produced using organic grapes grown exclusively on an estate vineyard at Verneuil, in the heart of the Marne Valley.

“Committed to organic and biodynamic cultivation for many years, the vineyard is dedicated to protecting the ecosystem and respects the balance between soil, plants and humans,” François says.

“As per the Lanson style, this wine doesn’t undergo malolactic fermentation with the long maturation period offsetting the high levels of malic acid in the champagne.”

In keeping with the new product’s commitment to sustainability, the bottles are light-weight, the labels are made of recycled paper and the champagne is also vegan-friendly and vegetarian.

Lanson Organic Champagne is only available exclusively in Christchurch and sold in two on-premise accounts and one fine wine retailer across the city.

“We are proud to be one of only two accounts in NZ to be selling Lanson Organic Champagne with the opportunity to share with our guests,” Amazonita General Manager Josh Peat says.

“The wine expresses fresh, fruity and elegant notes which we have paired with the best organic produce. Our canapés of Clevedon oysters, Mount Alpine cured salmon and organic tempeh enhance the minerality and long finish of the champagne.”

Soul Style Organic Hair Salons

A soul-ful salon: Soulstyle Organic Hair Salons are the easy going environmentally friendly salons you need to check out

The vibe is chill, the feeling is restorative and the products are eco friendly at the two Soulstyle Organic Hair Salons owned and operated by Deanna and Greg Campbell.

Soul Style Organic Hair Salons

Blending authenticity with style to bring you the uplifting but calming experience that every hair appointment should be. Locally roasted Switch Organic espresso is brewed for you by expert barista Greg, including Rangiora’s Claridges Herbal tea range that anyone passing by can come in and enjoy.
The South New Brighton salon came first, and Lyttelton is the latest lucky community to get a soul boost. Deanna and Greg love the feeling of being a part of the city coming back to life, growing and regenerating. They’re on a mission to help retain our heritage: both salons are located in older buildings stuffed with character, with the Lyttelton salon housed in an original 1880’s building. Greg and Deanna love the community feel of the port and are excited to be one of the many new businesses in Lyttelton.
All the products are organic/natural, ammonia free, mineral and plant based, and locally sourced where possible. With 100 percent grey coverage and stunning fashion colours, you are in safe hands with these talented stylists. Soulstyle’s Mother’s Day special is a free cut and organic treatment with every colour in the week after Mother’s Day (conditions apply) and, of course, vouchers are available.
Feed your soul, nurture your style at Soulstyle!

Natural cosmetics

The good stuff: seeking out cosmetics that are good for the body and soul

Natural, preservative-free and organic are the buzz words of the culinary world, as we increasingly seek foods which are equally as good for our bodies as they are for our planet. Yet it’s not just our food which is getting the natural makeover, as we seek safer and simpler products to fill up our bathrooms.

Natural cosmetics

Clean, green and organic are just some of the terms that have crossed the culinary divide and made their way into mainstream makeups with, even more surprisingly, vegan and gluten-free also making an increasing appearance on cosmetic packaging, alongside fragrance-free and paraben-free.
Thankfully, New Zealand and Australia are proud homes to some pretty powerful players in the natural beauty space, including Plantae and Ethique.
And it’s not just the ingredients list that these top talents are taking more responsibility over, with brands such as the Goodness range of skincare products and Christchurch’s own Lauren & Louise makeups choosing to source and supply only cruelty-free products.
Germany was first to this consumer consciousness party, banning animal testing in 1986 and, by 2009, the entire European Union had joined in. Since then, Israel, India, Norway, New Zealand, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan and parts of Brazil have all banned cosmetic testing on animals. We’ve roped Australia in too, with the country now committed to banning all cosmetic animal testing by July 2018.

Earth Organic Hairdressing

Eco-styling: Earth Organic Hairdressing aims to keep hair AND the planet beautiful

Creating beautiful hair in a vibrant, welcoming oasis on High Street, Earth Organic Hairdressing is an eco-friendly salon with a focus on sustainability. “Our aim was to have as small a footprint as possible,” says owner, Traci Aylmer.

Earth Organic Hairdressing
From the styling stations to the skirting boards, the salon furnishings were beautifully handcrafted by Traci’s husband Ollie, using recycled timber from earthquake-damaged buildings

From the styling stations to the skirting boards, the salon furnishings were beautifully handcrafted by Traci’s husband Ollie, using recycled timber from earthquake-damaged buildings. The carefully selected organic product ranges and hair colours consist of Angel Du Provence, De Lorenzo and Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi collection. “We wanted to keep everything authentic to the image we are creating and really care what goes into the products we use.”

Traci hired talented Kiwi artist Flox to paint the walls with stunning botanicals – an array of beautiful natural properties used in the hair products, such as lavender, ginger, aloe vera and mint.

Originally from Brighton, England, Traci has been in the industry her entire life. She fell in love with New Zealand five years ago when travelling with her family and opened Earth Organic in December last year. Through word of mouth referrals, Traci’s clientele grew so quickly she now leads a team of three to keep up with demand – two experienced senior stylists, Caitlyn and Hannah, and a talented apprentice, Alice. “My staff are wonderful and we all have a strong commitment to keeping up with the latest trends and techniques.”
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