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Wigging out! Georgies Wig Shop


If you have gotten halfway into Cup Week and have thrown your hands up in the air because you haven’t got your luscious locks locked down, Eleanor Burgess from Georgies Wig Shop has the solution for you.

 

With over 500 real and synthetic haired wigs, New Zealand’s largest wig stockist is right here in Christchurch. Metropol caught up with the wig wizard herself to find out her tips and tricks for rocking a new ‘do.

BLEND IN
Your wig, extensions or pieces can be foiled to suit your hair
colour. Because the best kinds of faux hair additions are the
ones you don’t notice at all!

PERFECT PAIRING
A great hair look can be tied together with a scrunchie.
Choose cool fabrics to complement or completely stand out
from your outfit.

THIS OR THAT
Your purchase can also be curled or straightened to suit
your overall hair look.

HELPING HAND
The friendly team at Georgies will show you how to put in
the extensions and style them specifically for you.

Find Georgies Wigs at 570 Barbadoes Street, phone
(03) 385 6696 or search Georgies Wigs on Facebook.


 

Last minute outfit heroes


Cup Week is here and with the tail end of the week’s celebrations still in sight, we’ve rounded up our favourite last-minute pick to take you from brunch, to the track – and beyond. Not only are these accessories great for a day at the races, but reuse them for the myriad of summer events on the horizon.

 

Scarf-ing off. Mix it up with a chic and bold patterned head scarf for the ladies, or pocket square for the guys. Ruby Bounty Head Scarf. Working Style Toucan Pocket Square.

 

Bright and right. Nourish your skin between events with a nourishing face mask. La Muse Skin Repair Signature Mask.

 

Ear, ear! Pop on some eye-catching bling. Murkani Hope Earrings.

 

Hat trick. Textured headwear instantly glamourises any outfit – hats for the men, and floral fascinators, puffy headbands and bejewelled hair clips for the gals. Brixton Messer Fedora

 

 

Lashings of style. Add some DIY glamour with stick on fake lashes. Ardell Lift Effect #743

 

 

Eye see you. No outdoor outfit is complete without a slick pair of shades – or choose something fun and funky. Coveteur X Karen Walker Blessed Caramel Marble. Garrett Leight Kinney Sun.


 

A tailoring pur-suit: The Gentleman’s Tailoress


Detail is king when dressed for best on race day. A dashing outfit wins – when it fits the wearer superbly..

 

 

No one in Christchurch does what Megan Wolfery does. She holds the title of the only true men’s tailoress in town, with the expertise of 35 years, befitting of the finest Italian suit.

“The better the fit, the finer the look,” The Gentleman’s Tailoress advises. Suits, shirts and trouser alterations are her niche.

She says it’s worth investing in fine-fitting outfits in quality fabrics, which can often be handed down from father to son. And beautiful design and fabric deserves bespoke tailoring, to fit comfortably to the body.

Megan can let out trousers and jackets a size, take in shoulders and waists and take up jacket lengths and cuffs, to sit for perfection and comfort.

“Taking in the back-leg for tailored fit removes that saggy back seat area.”

Megan is set up for the social season marathon, and will enjoy every stitch. Having innate passion for the craft, she also tutors tailoring at Papanui High School adult classes.

Getting measured up in The Gentleman’s Tailoress home studio in Mariehau, amongst the well-loved tools of the trade, is where the magic and great conversation happens.

Allow at least two weeks before Cup Day or the big event.

Email wolfrey@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 024 20841.


 

Cocktails & canapes for race day


With a decadent tipple in one hand, and a mouth-watering titbit in the other, our taste buds are racing to celebrate Cup Week. Putting on a perfect soiree is all in the creativity, so here is Metropol’s inspiration for cocktails and canapes to carry you through pre- and post-races celebrations.

SEASONAL SUCCULENCE
Mini whitebait patties with a squeeze of lemon will barely last two minutes on the platter. Asparagus is spring in a spear. Serve into bite-sized sandwich rolls, adorn an aioli-smeared canapé, or bake into baby quiches.

FASCINATOR-STYLE GARNISH
Add colour, such as showy peppery nasturtium flowers and other edible petals. Microgreens are little health bombs that pile up in their greenest finery. Slithers of red pepper, threads of saffron, jewel-like pomegranate seeds, all flaunt finesse.

CLASSIC AND CLASSY
A cliché of posh nosh is smoked salmon, hot or cold smoked, it’s an intense little morsel. With capers, dill, wakame or wasabi aioli upon homemade blinis or pikelets, they send taste-buds to the finish line. Add caviar or truffle flakes to up the stakes.

VEGAN IN STYLE
From artisan vegan salamis to rich cashew nut patés, plant-world cuisine is glamming it. Splash out on lovingly crafted delicious vegan cheeses upon vegan crackers. Fill spring rolls with colours of the rainbow, and use rich mouth-filling aubergines in dips.

RACE DAY DELICACIES
An aesthetically pleasing platter is never out of place – and often disappears at race pace. Combine seasonal fruits and veges, with your favourite cheeses, olives, dips, crackers and fresh bread to create a Pinterest-worthy spread.

MOCKTAIL MOJO
Go mad with frivolously fruity concoctions – just omit the alcohol for a virgin variety of the spiked alternative. For a virgin mojito, muddle sparkling water, lime juice, sugar or honey syrup, and dress up with fresh mint and cucumber.

BOUTIQUE SPIRITS
Buy a bottle of hand-crafted gin to show off a classic cocktail. Try a French 75, martini, or a sloe gin fizz and decide a winner. Support the spirit of locally made tipples from vodkas to whiskys and dress them up cocktail style, with a glamorous garnish.

FANCY PANTS CHAMPAGNE
Pretty and effervescent best-dressed ladies, get creative with easy cocktails of the bubbly kind. Enhance the elegance of fine fizz with springtime splashes such as elderflower liquor, or for a classic Champagne Royale add crème de cassis.


 

the step masters: Ecco Shoes


Helping you look hot to trot for Cup Week 2020 – giddy up.

Shape Sculpted Motion 55 – Bright White

The Ecco Shoes Shape and Vitrus collections are the latest in leather, tailored for style and engineered for comfort.

Vitrus Mondial – Double Monk Strap Shoe

With the highly anticipated event less than a month away, take this as a sign to start planning your raceday (outfit) roundup.

Shape 35 Mod Block – Grey Rose

Featured is a selection of unique silhouettes that offer versatility, comfort and style.

Shape Sculpted Motion 55 – Black

Designed to be worn day to night, for both relaxed and elegant execution.

Shape 35 Squared – Grey Rose

So, from morning Mimosas to midnight Moscow mules your feet will thank you for keeping them in mind.

Vitrus Mondial – Double Monk Strap Shoe

An extraordinary race day: Addington Raceway


It’s a highlight of Christchurch – and New Zealand’s – annual sporting and social calendar, and 2020’s IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day is shaping up to be something very special. With many of the world’s events cancelled due to Covid-19, Addington Raceway is pulling out all the stops to ensure revellers have so much more than just a day at the races.

 

Spread across two distinct areas, the Lindauer Lawn and The Edge Public Village, 2020’s guests will not only enjoy the exhilaration of horse racing – but an exciting mix of new flourishes designed to surprise and delight even the most enthusiastic punters.

While Covid-19 restrictions means reduced capacity, it has also been extra motivation for organisers to ensure racegoers have an exceptional day out.

From bespoke cocktail bars, live music and DJs, to fabulous fashion, delicious cuisine offerings and even a rooftop party – this is no ordinary day at the races.

Packages begin with The Edge Public Village, where guests still have prime positions for watching the action, as well as cocktail bars, The Crossing Fashion Starts Here best dressed competition, the Speights Lawn and a courtyard of food truck dining options.

Those in the elevated Lindauer Lawn option can not only stylishly roam The Edge Public Village area, but also enjoy premier views of the raceway and winning post, plus touch up their hair and makeup throughout the day at the glamerous pamper bar.

Guests also have access to the Lindauer Rooftop where DJs the Sweet Mix Kids will keep the party going – and they will also be surprised with some special treats throughout the day.

One lucky group will have the opportunity to win the Ultimate VIP Lindauer Lawn Experience with their own private area and delicious treats. Keep an eye out on Addington’s social channels to be in to win.

Check out the full range of offerings online for the November 10 event, and don’t forget – numbers are limited.

Tickets on sale now at addington.co.nz.

THE EDGE PUBLIC VILLAGE
• Early bird $25 until October 13 • $35 from October 14 • Bespoke cocktail bars • The Crossing Fashion Starts Here best dressed competition
• Food courtyard • Speights Lawn • The Edge Public Village DJ party area

LINDAUER LAWN & ROOFTOP
• $70 • Exclusive access to the Lindauer Lawn and rooftop party • Free drink on arrival • Prime view of the racing and winning post • Cocktail lounge • Pamper lounge • Live music by the Sweet Mix Kids at the rooftop party • Charging booth stations
• Upgrade for 10 people to the Ultimate VIP Lindauer Lawn • Access to The Edge Public Village


 

A Day at the Polo


 

Saturday 7 December heralds a glamourous day out, as dapper-suited gents and fancy-frocked ladies gather beneath a marquee at the Port Hills Polo Club for A Day at the Polo.

 

 

The annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House South Island (RMHSI) is now in its eleventh year. Last year’s event raised $110,000, so there’s high hopes for this year’s total.

In this beautiful setting, ticketed guests will sip complimentary bubbles and dine at tables of 10 on delicious fare from Twentyfour Catering, a long-time supporter of RMHSI.

The live auction commences at 12:15pm with fabulous prizes, such as a trip to Sydney, stunning artworks, and a pair of magnificent Frobisher chairs worth $3,500, to name but a few. Silent auctions and raffles are also on the agenda.

The polo matches are the highlight of the day with the traditional ‘stomping of the divots’ being a fun way to reconnect with friends and colleagues out on the field.

Events Advisor Jodie Gill says it’s the generosity of donors that makes A Day at the Polo the enormous success that it is. “There are so many businesses that really get on board with this by donating incredible prizes or by relinquishing a day’s income to come and work on our behalf. It’s very humbling.”

With every dollar raised going back to RMHSI, book your table now for the most awesome event of the year!

The polo will be held at the Port Hills Polo Club, Gilmours Road, Tai Tapu from 11am-5pm.

For tickets, visit www.rmhsi.org.nz/events and for more information, email events@rmhsi.org.nz.