Places tagged ‘health & beauty’

Apollo Power Yoga

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It goes without saying that there is a lack of central city yoga and pilates studios. For all you active types who like to practice yoga in your lunch break or straight after work, you now have the opportunity to do so again thanks to Apollo Power Yoga. Apollo practices Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, an energetic and strengthening form of […]

The Herb Centre

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This dreamy place is composed of an adorable corner cafe that serves mostly vegetarian treats (there’s only one carnivorous option on the menu…) and brews the New Zealand Coffee Awards 2009-10 Gold Award winning, New Brighton-based Switch Espresso.

The Apothecary

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You may be unsure what to think as you walk by the Apothecary, with bottles upon bottles lining the walls, each with strange and quirky labels such as ‘How I Met Your Mother, men’s reproductive tonic’ and ‘Love Potion, herbal aphrodisiac’. However, don’t let appearances fool you and please do venture to take a look inside

Grassroots Yoga and Health

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When Washington-born Katie Turner wanted to start her very own yoga studio in Christchurch the only place she had in mind was The Tannery in Woolston. Setting up shop with her husband and business partner (Berin Turner, a neuro-muscular therapist), Grassroots Yoga and Health offers a serene haven for those with busy lives who want a physical and mental workout, with a side of “hands on” body therapy

New City Barbers

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Taking inspiration from the old barbers of New York, New City Barber is Christchurch’s own take on the quintessential men’s hairdresser. To be found out back of the NG building, this place is impressively set out, with bricks lined floor to ceiling, vintage couches, comfy leather chairs, art deco mirrors and wooden floorboards

Man Stuff

The product.

It’s not often that a forester and law graduate get together to make soap. But that’s exactly what Tom Karstensen and Andrew Bell have gone and done. And quite successfully, we might add. Tom and Andrew are the brains behind Man Stuff, a Christchurch-based company specialising in ‘Manly Grooming Products for Manly Men’ including artisan soaps, shaving bowls and Badger hair shaving brushes

Contemporary Lounge

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Continuing on from its success with the Fashion Atrium, Ballantynes has re-located its fashion-forward subsidiary, Contemporary Lounge, back to its home on the first floor of the legendary department store (the concept store makes a welcome return to the grandmother of Christchurch shops after a year spent in a container shop in Re:START)

The Herbal Dispensary

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Once an Anglican church, the wooden floorboards, high ceiling and stained glass window of the Herbal Dispensary building sit surprisingly comfortably alongside the stark white walls and rows of pharmaceutical-looking glass bottles.

Amala Organic Hair Spa

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Going to the hairdresser should be an enjoyable experience. However, having your hair done in a modern, inspired space is a rarity. Amala Organic Hair Spa is a central city boutique hair studio with a point of difference. It’s organic and stylish. Enjoy the luxury of having your hair attended to in a modern, serene setting

The Addington Store

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Located in the busy Addington Coffee Co-op, The Addington Store welcomes you with big open arms. The sign above the window boasts the store’s main premise: “Locally Made. Ethically Traded. Environmentally Friendly”

Balayage Hair

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For a unique take on your hairdressing experience, Balayage Hair offers girls (and guys) a very personalised and ultra hip environment to kick back and be pampered

Flow Hot Yoga

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Bending and stretching for 90 minutes in a 30 degree room may sound like hell to you but Hot Yoga is actually very popular in Christchurch. To some, yoga is considered a luxury, to others it’s a way of life and it’s not until you give it a go that you realise that sweating out all the toxins in your body can make you feel really good

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