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with the Best View
Angel Thai Restaurant
Full Licensed & BYOW
411A (Upsatirs) Tamaki Drive, St Heliers
Ph: 5757 998
Management Lunch: Wed -- Sun 12.00pm -- 3pm
Dinner: Mon -- Sun 5pm -- 10.30pm
Sights set on Paris
By SHELLEY GRECO
Fashion passion: Joshua Fache wants to
be the first Haute Couture designer in New
Photo: SHELLEY GRECO
Joshua Fache has a passion for fashion
-- and he wants to take it to Paris.
The AUT fashion design student
plans to study for his masters degree
at the Institut Francais de la Mode in
But first he hopes to win the AMP
People s Choice Scholarship which
awards $10,000 to the person with the
most votes, helping Kiwis continue to
do great things.
"It s very expensive to study in
France and this is my ultimate goal,
Mr Fache says.
The Institut opened in 1986 and is
the centre in France for training,
research and expertise in the fashion
design and creative industries.
Mr Fache first read Vogue as a teen-
ager and developed his eye for fashion.
"My dad is of French descent and my
mum is Dutch. We have a lot of ties to
Europe and a lot of it has come from
Mr Fache spent four years in Sydney
where he worked at Emporio Armani
as a second in charge in womenswear
before being offered a temporary role
He returned to New Zealand in 2007
to concentrate on his studies, having
earned a certificate in hairdressing
and an advanced diploma in fashion.
Last year, he received the AUT Art
and Design Excellence scholarship
which was based entirely on his first
It paid for my tuition last year."
Mr Fache draws his inspiration from
designers including Jean Paul Gault-
ier, John Galliano and Ricardo Tisci
who designs for Givenchy.
Whether or not he wins this scholar-
ship, Mr Fache will still apply to the
French institute and if successful will
travel to Paris next August.
Right now, he is happy juggling uni-
versity and his part time job at fashion
"I plan for the next 10 years to work
for someone else and work my way up,
speak fluent French and meet every-
one that I need to be meeting.
The AMP People's Choice Scholarship
awards $10,000 to the person with the
most votes. Go to facebook.com/
jfachedesigner or facebook.com/
AMPdoyourthing to vote for Joshua
Fache. Voting closes September 30.
Thai Chef arrives in Parnell
From humble beginnings
the Thai Chef has grown
to a group of five restaur-
ants serving extraord-
inary Thai cuisine, with
a devoted following
throughout the North
Chang started with a
food caravan in Napier
in 2000. The next year he
moved to a small res-
taurant, and two years
later Thai Chef had
become so popular that it
needed bigger premises.
A second Thai Chef
opened in Mangonui in
the far north, at the
request of customers who
had retired there. Next
came a Wellington out-
let, and last year a Thai
Chef opened in New Ply-
Auckland based custo-
mers who had dined at
the Wellington restau-
rant told Chang they
wanted a Thai Chef in
Auckland -- so he obliged.
Now Auckland diners
can enjoy the delicious
dishes that have made
Thai Chef a byword for
superior Thai cuisine.
Thai Chef Parnell
opened in June in beauti-
fully renovated premises
at 66 Parnell Rd. In
addition to the elegant
main dining room, the
restaurant features a
VIP room for groups up
to 18 people and a pri-
vate area upstairs which
can seat 50.
The menu offers a
great abundance and
variety of dishes, along
with a sense of humour --
some notable examples
are Three Alcoholics, Mr
Bean in Bangkok,
Naughty Pig, Spicy Girl
and Chicken Erection.
If you want dishes that
are not spicy, Chang rec-
ommends Famous Chick
and Black Pepper.
Thai Chef has won
several awards pres-
ented by the government
of Thailand for restaur-
ants it considers best
reflect the hospitality,
atmosphere and auth-
entic tastes of Thailand.
Thai Chef is fully
licensed and diners can
bring their own wine. It s
open every day for din-
ner from 5pm and for
lunch Mondays to Fri-
days 12 noon to 2.30pm.
For bookings, phone
354 3489. Note: Thai
Chef Restaurant in Albany
is not part of Chang's Thai
Find out more about the major transport improvements
being built in the Panmure Station area.
See the latest plans for AMETI Phase Two -- Panmure to
When: 10am to 1pm, 15 September
Where: Panmure Bridge School Hall, Kings Rd, Panmure.
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