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ABSOLUTE BRIGHTON . ISSUE 68 . SEPTEMBER 2010

ISSUE 68 . SEPTEMBER 2010

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ABSOLUTE FEATURES 10 Love is in the air Retro fashion at the airport 24 Horsepower Martin Clunes is mad about his latest venture with horses 26 Design for Life Elyse Young, Artistic Director of Zenotti Interior Design ABSOLUTE REGULARS 9 Editor’s Letter 18 Celebrity Get the Look 25 Absolute Socialite Diary Peter Jarrette shares a page from his busy schedule 19 Absolute Celebrity Column with Austin Mutti-Mewse 20 In writing Air your views on our letters page 21 Absolute Faces & Places 34 Absolute Gardening 35 NEW Absolute Albion Update Keep up with the Seagulls with Martin Perry 52 Absolute News 61 Absolute Property The Absolute guide to the property market 66 Beachy Head Tim Parker takes a walk along this historic part of the Sussex coastline 68 Absolute Education 72 Absolute Art 74 Absolute Distribution Points ABSOLUTE INTERIORS 28 Design for Living County Kitchens’ new contemporary lines 30 Absolute Interiors Kitchen couture 32 Bespoke and Beautiful Elegance from Clive Christian 33 Gadget heaven Enjoy the latest in useful kitchen tools

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ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND BEAUTY 36 Absolute Life Coaching 37 Absolute Dental Column A smile for the big day 39 Absolute Make-Up Column Celebrity make-up artist Jeni Dodson with ideas for a masculine makeover 40 Absolute Hair with Mark Woolley 42 Foot Work How massage and reflexology can help ABSOLUTE FOOD AND DRINK 51 Gourmet Gallery A new eatery in Hove 48 Granddad’s Macaroni Cheese ABSOLUTE WEDDINGS 54 Fashion Column Natalie Wileman on the Big Three! 56 Wedding venues Three of the most elegant venues to hold your wedding 56 Not your First Time... What have you learned to take to your next marriage? ABSOLUTE

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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Director / Editor: Verity Craig

The history of Beachy Head. Page 66

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So here we are again being dragged against our will from the bittersweet summer with September upon us; school bells ring children back to school and those dark mornings wake us at what feels far too early. But lets not revolt too much, for September is also a great time for planning; planning

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those diaries, events and work. Here at Absolute Brighton, we’ve been busy compiling this our Wedding issue for all those planning their big day. It’s such an exciting time for a happy couple, but with so much to do, advice and a

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helping hand is always a must; so we have tried to be just that, by including some tips and info that we think will help make that special day run as smoothly as possible, making it a dream come true… and that also goes for those of you who may have been married before. Yes, we have also compiled a

Managing Director: Paul Craig

feature on making it a magical day even if it’s not your first. (The Wedding Section Page 53) One man in the public eye who’s known for having a happy marriage, is English actor Martin Clunes. Best known for his role as the boyfriend of the long suffering Dorothy in hit comedy series Men

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talks to John Periam about why he chose to do such a programme and why his own personal passion

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ABSOLUTE FASHION

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Photography by Gregg Stone Styling by Terrina

Cristyn: Peach dress from Tramp; Vintage bag from Snoopers Paradise; Tiara (worn as necklace) from Farthings; Shoes by Beatrix Ong from Jaeger; Maeva salmon pink ring from Swarovski; Dejan: Black jeans from Burton; Black boots from Ralph Lauren; White stretch cotton shirt from Daks London; Brown hat from Ralph Lauren; Polka dot bowtie from Ralph Lauren; Navy coat with fur collar- Daks London;

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ABSOLUTE CELEBRITY LOOK CARLA BRUNI Former model Carla Bruni-Sarkozy married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, and has been causing a sensation while accompanying him on state visits ever since. She has recently been shooting a cameo role in Woody Allen’s latest film. You can get her premier look!

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ABSOLUTE SOCIALITE DIARY STARRY STARRY NIGHTS PJ, aka Peter Jarrette Brighton’s favourite socialite, on summer in the city Dear diary The summer here has undoubtedly been a good and very welcome one. Brighton has shone brightly for us, day and night. Even glowing Hollywood types have been busying themselves in and around the city as one of the world’s best known A List directors (I cannot say more than this), films his latest blockbuster just a stone’s throw away from all our fine, south coast homes and gardens. We shall all learn of whom I hint very soon, I promise. My source (you’re nobody without one) whispers to me of hard demands and raised voices on the set. In one story from a make-up person on this closed set it was a matter of “Hair today-gone tomorrow...no! Grow it back!� The director in question is a wellknown perfectionist. During one starry, starry night my party joined in birthday celebrations for the photographer Sam Eddison and his well connected set of friends at Brighton’s Komedia. The birthday man lavished his guests at the private soiree with a stage full of the city’s top entertainers. We were treated to a gyrating Elvis and the song styling of screen gem Marilyn Monroe in the form of Laura Nixon, the UK’s leading and most consummate impersonator of the tinsletown tinderbox and as it happens, Mr. Eddison’s girlfriend. Sam pulled out all the stops on that starry night and we had one of the best evenings of the entire summer. Cheers Sam! Sara Mulheron who once owned the popular Sejuice juice bar on Gardner Street (now sold) hosted a more intimate birthday drinks get together at Atlas Lounge on a warm evening under a fat moon as we all made merry. Although a smaller affair than Sam’s, it was no less energetic and at least one of our party, a stewardess friend, had to be poured glamorously into a taxi and escorted home! Daytime delights have been many too. Our streets, bars and boutiques have never been fuller as tens of thousands of UK day trippers and foreign tourists crowded our pavements and poured out onto our long and glorious beachfront. For many of us, our late nights have robbed us of early morning swims and midday sunning at water’s edge but I certainly enjoyed strolls to my favourite shops and galleries under the promenade. My wife Karin and I dropped in to the lush treasure chest of art, books and trinkets, that is Castor and Pollock, to stock up on their amusing greeting cards and to peruse their well stocked shelves of art books on all manner of subjects from Miami architecture to 1980’s NYC Club Kids. Fun in the open air also was afforded citizens at the first ever Norfolk Square Community Festival. A fund raising festival to help keep this charming Regency Square green and safe that was conceived and headed-up by the Reggie Vincent and the committee at EBRA (East Brunswick Resident’s Association). The fortunes of Norfolk Square were turned around when it was smartened up five or so years ago by the works and initiative of local resident Reggie Vincent and a small band of concerned Norfolk Square home owners. These folk in turn brought the Square’s plight at the time to local and national attention. Tony Blair famously visited Norfolk Square to see firsthand the good works that had been achieved in its honour. Local residents and neighbouring businesses, as well as Mayor Cllr. Geoff Wells, threw in their might to give us all just a little something more for the city to celebrate. London band Panning For Gold closed celebrations as they captivated festival goers with their energetic hip pop performance. So now, about the A List director... if you are curious as to who he may be; “phone home�. PJ www.twitter.com/socialitepete www.facebook.com/peter.jarrette

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ABSOLUTE CELEBRITY

O-BITCH-UARY…

With Austin Mutti-Mewse

!” ne go m I’ n he w e m t ou ab lk ta “Don’t The only A-list celebrity column in Sussex Hollywood beckons Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona has a dream, a BIG one, to make

Allen giddy over Amies at Goodwood Vintage Goodwood saw the House of Hardy Amies

it as a film star in Hollywood. The Reality TV

back on the catwalk alongside Zandra Rhodes,

blonde says a script has arrived and it might

Patti Boyd, George Lamb and Brix Start-Smith.

just be the BIG break she’s been looking for.

Lily Allen was particularly interested in vintage

Asked who she compares herself to, Kerry

Amies dating back to the 1940s: “Hardy Amies is

replies: “Jayne Mansfield – she wasn’t a true blonde either!”

on September 22nd, during London Fashion Week. Hardy Amies dressed The Queen for over four

Hough are much more than ‘friends’ but,

decades and now counts

as choreographer Brian Friedman and

Lord Freddie Windsor,

friend of the X-Factor star reveals, “she’s

Stephen Fry and R&B

being very careful to keep him out of the

sensation Mr. Hudson as

spotlight. He’s new to showbusiness and

clients.

it could ruin things” he warns. It’s obvious looking at imagery of the pair together in LA recently, that Derek cares a lot for

and what’s more he makes her laugh, and

a genius he was.” The historic House on Savile show on menswear day at Simpson on the Strand

The truth is out; Cheryl Cole and Derek

bedside throughout her battle with malaria

show at Goodwood really brought home to me what Row is currently producing menswear and is set to

Love again for Chezza?

the newly-single Cole. “He never left her

synonymous with style, and watching the catwalk

Carry On Hattie

Jedward score with Rooney and Beckham

This autumn sees a flurry of bio-pics

what girl doesn’t like someone who’s not

as well as Madonna’s film on the life of

only handsome, but has a great sense of

Wallis Simpson. One such film is of a

humour… she’s done with bad boys.”

favourite Carry On star. ‘Gavin and Stacey’ star Ruth Jones tells me she’s to play Carry On heavyweight Hattie Jacques in a drama focusing on her life. “Ask anyone who worked on the Carry On’s and they’ll tell you the sexiest actress on set wasn’t Barbara Windsor, Angela Douglas or the fabulous Fenella Fielding but Hattie.” Executive producer Jemma Rodgers adds:

Jedward who are apparently great pals with football star Wayne Rooney are now adding sporting heroes to their little black book. “David Beckham gets us”, each echoes the other with news that the now very much ‘former’ (if Fabio

“The drama has a wonderfully warm

Capello is to stick to his guns) England star really

heart and takes us behind the scenes of

likes the duo – moreover his boys think they are

the public face of Hattie Jacques to reveal

cool… this new friendship may explain why the

her unconventional but very modern

boys have decided to shave off their quiffs?

relationships.” ABSOLUTE

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I’m sorry, but am I the only one to have no pity for the Katie Price lookalike model in the papers last week, saying that having such large breast implants is causing her great pain? She also moans that wearing as much make-up as Brighton girl Price has taken its toll on her skin - boo hoo. And that she fears she may have to now have a nose job! Poor thing… maybe she needs to get some ‘real’ problems and a real job! Mick, Brighton

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PARKING NIGHTMARE

I am writing to vent my frustration regarding the parking fees and meters in Brighton. As a regular driver in Brighton I have numerous times had to incur costs to park, where it offers you a ridiculos option of £50p for 30mins or £1.50 for 2 hours. This is a waste of money if I am attending a meeting which is probably 1 hour long, but I have to pay for the extra hour. Does anyone else agree? My second groan is about parking meters not giving you change. If you have to park in a residential area that is metered (by the cricket grounds in Hove, for example), there are no shops nearby to pop in and ask for change, so the council must be making a fortune from these meters not giving change. It is a clever and unfair money-making scheme. In a world where debit cards and notes are at the forefront, these machines should be adapted to give change. That is the case in other towns where I have had to park. I know some may say that you don’t have to drive, but I live too far away to not drive! Gill, Seaford

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PANDORA - a year on!

Charlotte England and Patrick McGlone

FACES & PLACES Paula and Neil Downer

A special event day was hosted to celebrate the one year anniversary of the fabulous Pandora Brighton store. Guests were lavished with champagne and chocolates, and also had the opportunity to spend ÂŁ75, and be treated to a complimentary

Lou and Liz Brooks

leather bracelet. Hundreds of customers Sue Ryan and Hayley Leason

took advantage of the excellent promotion and Pandora are now preparing for a stunning new jewellery collection coming in store soon.

Photographs Richard Bidwell

David and Sarah Croft

Demi Whelan and Lesley Glasel

Charlotte Armitage, Manager of Pandora

Derrin Edwards

Sami Dawes, with tempting chocolates

Felicity Bowlan showing off her Pandora bracelet

Harry and Pat Constable

Natalie Harris of Pandora

Melanie Wakefield owner of Pandora Brighton

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FACES & PLACES Hurtwood: Lord and Lady Cowdray

POLO County!

Cowdray: UKs youngest polo player and showjumper Max Routledge

This summer has seen the south play host to two magnificent polo championships, the Asprey World Class Cup at Hurtwood Park and The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup at Cowdray Park. Celebrities, royalty and VIPs alike attended in abundance to watch contestants make their way to the finals.

Cowdray: Dubai win 2010 Gold Cup

Dubai were once again the winners of the Gold Cup at Cowdray, while Belstaff beat Prince Harry’s Asprey team at Hurtwood! Among the many guests was Prince Albert of Monaco with his fiancée Charlene Whittstock

Hurtwood: A Royal follow up

making their first visit to Hurtwood, and at Cowdray, The Veuve Clicquot enclosure was, as normal, the centre of attraction for the many social photographers who flock to this Cowdray: Gold Cup Player Miguel Novillo Astrada

event every year hoping to make the front pages of the society magazines.

Cowdray: Preparing the team’s tack

Photographs John Periam

Hurtwood: Mauvzo, Steward and Johnny of Polistas Polo Hurtwood Action Hurtwood: Ronnie’s willing to please his fans

Hurtwood: Prince Harry keeps the young ladies entertained

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FACES & PLACES Hurtwood: Mike and Angie Rutherford

Hurtwood: Kenney Jones riding for the Celebrity Mahiki Rum Team

Hurtwood: ITV Presenter Penny Smith

Hurtwood Action

Hurtwood: Prince Harry talks polo

Ruby Wax with an admiring guest Cowdray: Gold Cup action Prince Albert of Monaco with fiancée Charlene Whittstock and Johnny Boscawen Hurtwood polo Manager

Lisa Joice, and Louise Handley Hurtwood: Kenney Jones and Ronnie Woods

Hurtwood: Celebrity Lotus Car Team Winners

Presentation Time. Belstaff beat Prince Harry’s Asprey team in the final

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ABSOLUTE INTERVIEW

Picture courtesy of ITV

HORSEPOWER Whether playing a Jack-the Lad in a top comedy series,

Horsepower. Picture courtesy of ITV

a crazed serial mrderer, or presenting fascinating documentaries, Martin Clunes has established himself as one of our greatest actors and TV presenters. John Periam talks to him about visiting Sussex, his love of horses, and his latest ventures

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artin Clunes is a well-established actor associated with many British television series. His excellent performance in ITV’s production of Goodbye Mr Chips in 2002 I rate as one of his best roles to date. It still bought tears to my eyes like the original film starring the late Robert Donat (a very hard act to follow.) In speaking to Martin about his new television series and visiting Sussex he comes across as a well-mannered, relaxed person interested in what others do and somewhat reserved in talking about himself. The son and second child of the classical actor Alec Clunes, his mother Daphne was a board member of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. It was the late actor Jeremy Brett, who played Sherlock Holmes in ITV’s longrunning Sherlock Holmes series who encouraged Martin in his acting career. Married to Philippa Braithwaite, Martin and his wife have a daughter Emily and reside in rural Dorset where they live an idyllic lifestyle within the local community, supporting many local

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events. Philippa produces the very successful series Doc Martin, filmed in Cornwall; a fourth run is due to go into production in 2011. “This year I intend to relax a little and spend time at home with my family,” says Martin talking to me at his home, “...having just travelled around the globe making my new series ‘Horsepower.’ ” Horsepower is clearly a project Mr Clunes is proud of: “The series on ITV was Philippa’s and my idea. It will be in two parts. The success of the one we did originally on dogs really encouraged us to go down this avenue again. This new series on horses took Martin and his team across the world giving him a chance to visit areas and countries he hadn’t before. “From the remotest regions of Mongolia to the deserts of Arabia and onto American and Europe,” he said. “We went far. The idea was to show how the many species of horses evolved and how man and horse became partners. Our own equine involvement also helped us make the decision to do the series. I have a Hanoverian cross Hunter called Chester, Philippa has a thoroughbred mare

who is due to foal soon and my daughter has a Palomino Welsh Arabian pony, along with four miniature Shetlands.” It soon becomes clear as to why Martin needs to relax and take some time out back in the UK, as his schedule for the series was very demanding. He discovered what life was like in the saddle for cowboys out west with a hands-on approach, while in another episode he rode into battle in a suit of armour at Warwick Castle. He was given a crash course in snow polo in Colorado and joined the pomp and ceremony as horses and carriages were prepared for the State opening of Parliament.

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ABSOLUTE INTERVIEW “Sussex is also one of my favourite counties and I am really looking forward to visiting Hickstead, which I have heard so much about...” This year will be another first for Martin as he will be President of The Longines Royal International Horse Show at Sussex’s very own Hickstead. “It is my first visit and one we as a family are really looking forward to. I was chuffed to bits when they asked me as no one has ever asked me to be President of anything!” he said with a chuckle, reminiscent of his Men Behaving Badly role, “Sussex is also one of my favourite counties and I am really looking forward to visiting Hickstead, which I have heard so much about, and hopefully meeting many of the people involved. “The Horsepower series will, I am sure, attract a lot of interest in Sussex which has a very large population of our equine friends with some top international racing stables, riding schools, race courses and stud farms,” he said. When it comes to getting parts in productions, actors will always say yes to any question relating to have they done it before. Involvement with horses is one of those that often rears its head” “When you film with a horse they always bring another equine companion with it to keep it calm.” Martin says, “As is often the case, the sounds involved in running a film cause the horse to get excited and George, the companion of the horse I was sitting on in one of the episodes, slightly moved out of sight which resulted in my horse bucking. Several seconds later, I was standing by him upright!” Forever busy with work, Martin is due to be on our screens in another of his famous roles soon: “I have just finished doing another series of Reggie Perrin in London which has been fun to make. The first series went down very goodbye Mr Chips. Picture courtesy of ITV

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well, and to follow an actor of the calibre of the late Leonard Rossiter was again a great honour. There are times when some series work and some don’t. I have been very fortunate in what I have done in the past that I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent actors and good production companies. I am of course very selective in what I do. The Doc Martin series was an ideal opportunity, where the location was right, the stories were right and the subject matter appealed to the viewer. It is not easy to follow on with one series after another, and that is why we leave a gap between productions,” he said with interest. But away from acting, Martin and his family are constantly busy on their farm. “In Dorset, my 10year-old daughter Emily gets involved with ‘Riding for the Disabled’ each week, and once a year at the farm we hold a dog and pony show which is always great fun and raises funds for local charities. It means a lot to us to be involved in the local community.” It is also clearly important that Martin’s wife Philippa plays a pivotal role by his side throughout his career: “Philippa, as I mentioned earlier, runs a production company called Buffalo Pictures with myself, which is ideal giving us the opportunity to work together. We produced the Dog and the Island series together. She is very much involved in the Doc Martin production too. The bonus is that we can have a lot of control in what we do and how it is done and that is very important to us both.” A change in direction for Martin has been to diversify into making documentaries. And he clearly has the right temperament to do that. He comes across in the documentaries as passionate in what he does, asking the right questions in a relaxed and friendly manner which makes the viewing a lot easier. When he visits Sussex this summer it will give his fans down here an opportunity to meet this wellknown actor, but also realise that there is another side to him; that is of his love and understanding of animals, and the people that care for them. His series on the ‘Islands of the UK’ also showed us just how he is able to connect with people in a sensitive way whilst at the same time getting them to talk to him in a way that we, the viewer, can understand. The many years he has been involved in acting has helped him with this and I for one feel that he has found an additional vacation in presenting documentaries. Carry on the good work, Martin!

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“There is no typical client at Zenotti as all are individual and a unique look is created with the completion of each project.�

Absolute Brighton talks to Elyse Young, Artistic Director of Zenotti Interior Design, about bringing her successful business to Brighton Elyse, please describe your business, Zenotti Interior Design: Zenotti offers a full range of interior design, from 3d images to full storyboards with fabrics, colours, furniture etc. We will see the project grow from start to finish, working with architects and builders. We design and manufacture bespoke furniture, stunning soft furnishings with curtains and blinds etc. We source products from all over the world to create a unique interior for the individual or company. Please tell us a bit about your background in interior design: I trained in Paris and at the KLC Chelsea School

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of Design. I worked with KSY interiors for over ten years before creating Zenotti. Who are your typical clientele? Zenotti has an impressive list of clients having recently completed several projects in Knightsbridge, Totteridge, Hendon and Hampstead. Projects have been completed in Dubai, and Beirut and work is currently underway in Nigeria. There is no typical client at Zenotti as all are individual and a unique look is created with the completion of each project.; whether it is a male client with no input at all, or women who know what they want but need help in pulling

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the project together and don’t have the time to source products. We also work on a larger scale including hotels and developers on both commercial and residential projects, What service can clients expect from Zenotti Interior Design? Zenotti offers as little or as much as the client would like. We can create a 3d visual and hand it over to the client for them to complete, or we can design and produce bespoke furniture, fabrics, rugs and carpets. Offering various price ranges for our clients with products ranging from the Far East to European craftsmen, Zenotti will

even provide monogrammed linen, art work and accessorise your home from top to bottom.

object is to marry the old with the new, colours can help achieve this. Design is in the detail.

What do you think is key to gaining the perfect look in a home? Is it having the latest look, colour, or does it depend upon the age and use of the home and its residents? ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ so one persons idea of perfect can be quite the opposite to another. The task is to both please the client but to create an interior that most can admire even if it is not their style. Homes can impose their own style onto the client and the

What is the process upon someone contacting you for interior design assistance? At Zenotti an initial consultation is free and clients can discuss what they wish to achieve and how Zenotti can play a part in this. How can customers contact you? Contact elyse@zenotti.com 109 Church Road, Hove BN3 2AF Tel: 01273 777889 or 07770225217 www.zenotti.com

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ABSOLUTE KITCHENS PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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eciding to have a new kitchen can be daunting. So many different styles and finishes to chose from, what sort of layout works best, how much to spend? County Kitchens have been designing and making kitchens for over 35 years, and will guide you through each step of the process. Whatever your lifestyle, your kitchen is at the heart of your home – somewhere to eat, entertain, maybe even work from. It needs to suit you and your lifestyle, as well as look good and be practical. County Kitchens offer a free design service. An experienced kitchen designer will come out to your home, at a time that’s convenient for you, measure your room and discuss with you what you need and want in your dream kitchen. They can also help you decide on the style and finish of your kitchen and with over 150 different doors to fit a wide range of budgets, there is bound to be something right for you. They can show you sample doors to help you choose, and if you visit the showroom in Hove, you’ll be able to see actual kitchens roomsets, open drawers and doors to see clever internal storage solutions, and touch and feel the full range of worktops including granite, corian, solid wood and laminate. With their very own state-of-the-art manufacturing plant here in the UK, County Kitchens will build your kitchen, and can keep you updated at each stage. They also offer a full project management service – looking after all aspects of the fitting for you to give you total peace of mind. Plumbers

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and electricians can be organised for you, and they will also organise and co-ordinate the delivery and installation - when it’s convenient for you and more importantly, with the minimum of disruption. At County Kitchens, you can be assured of the very best service – a genuine personal service from kitchen experts. But don’t just take our word for it, this is what some of their customers have to say: “There’s a lot of choice at County, and you get someone who knows their product AND how to design.” Mrs Abbott: Hove, May 2010. “The service, attitude and quality shown by County outshone considerably that of any other company we dealt with.” Mr Everard: Chichester April 2010. “We are very pleased with our finished kitchen. Everyone was excellent on time keeping which is rare.” Mrs Ridge, Camberley, May 2010 The showroom in Hove is just one of 12 around the country, and there are four in Sussex, the others being in Worthing, Hove and Horsham. Give County Kitchens a ring today, and they will send out the latest brochure to you or make an appointment with one of their experienced kitchen designers to chat through your ideas. County Kitchens Unit 4, Newtown Road, Hove 01273 234890 www.countykitchens.com

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Kitchen Couture

It’s not about the latest mobile or handbag anymore… kitchens are now setting the trend of everything from the kitchen sink to the coffee machine and oven

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he kitchen is the number one improvement that prospective buyers look for, and the one room that makes your home yours. So designing your perfect kitchen with the means and budget available to you, is important. Choosing the right units is a balance between what’s going to work in your room, what captures the latest trend, what will appeal to future buyers and what you like. Keep thoughts of resale at the back of your mind, as anything too personal or cutting edge may deter future buyers. If you want to add your own bold, individual touches, use wall paint and accessories that are easy to change. Individuality is still bang on trend, so if you have an idea that you think is too out there, be brave and bold and go for it. Rather than a specific colour, a mixture of colours that makes a scheme unique to the homeowner is prevalent. Also, it’s popular to use different paint colours on the same kitchen, with a focus piece in wood or stone. Using darker floor cupboards and paler doors for wall units will help open out a room and add contemporary detail. Dark wood is great for creating maximum impact in large rooms or knocked-through spaces. Gloss finishes are all the rage too, and reflective surfaces are great for maximising the light, but children’s sticky finger marks can be a problem. Coloured units are readily available. High street suppliers offer a limited range of colours, so if you have a very specific shade in mind, try a supplier who has hundreds to choose from. When it comes to construction materials, coloured and high-gloss options tend to be laminated board or MDF, while the wood options will either be veneered or solid wood. High style is now affordable. Ikea is offering ultra-modern and inexpensive designs, such as Abstrakt in glossy red or sleek brown Hallarum. Tiko from Magnet’s contemporary range combines a dark wenge-coloured look with recessed handles; key trends in kitchens right now. Italian and German homeowners love this look, so manufacturers such as Comprex, Poggenpohl and Rational have it honed to a T.

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“…a dark wenge-coloured look with recessed handles; key trends in kitchens right now”

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Smart Deco. The new Loewe Individual with unique 400Hz picture quality. What makes a television unique today? Is it a modular design that you can perfect according to your own personal taste? Is it having exible multimedia options? Or is it simply a question of brilliant images and perfect sound? The answer is that all these features are possible with Loewe Individual. Visit your new Loewe Galerie in Chichester or www.loewe-uk.com for further details.

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Warm Luxury Design Style The Alpha penthouse kitchen in grand style is finished in Yew Antique Lustre, with wallpaper in Clive Christian monogram, concealed plasma screen TV and LED lighting in soft pink

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f you like the idea of a traditional bespoke kitchen, Clive Christian offers classic style combined with all the modern conveniences you could wish for. Their philosophy is to create rooms that are both timeless and luxurious, inspired by periods of great British architecture and paired with the finest in manufacture and current technology. For many people considering a new kitchen the top priorities are a space that combines stunning looks with hard working technology. Many of the appliances in today’s market can be fully integrated within the cabinets, creating a highly functional kitchen without compromising the room’s character and charm. The kitchen has become the focal point for gatherings of family and friends, which means that creating a space suitable for both cooking and entertaining is a vital element of the design process. Key to this sociability is the kitchen island, a multi functional central workstation where you can prepare and cook without having to turn your back on the room. With a worktop overhang for seating on the opposite side of the island, family or guests can pull up a bar stool, ensuring the chef isn’t left out of the party. Time saving technology is a great help for the busy cook, especially when you are catering for lots of people. From built in coffee machines that grind your beans fresh for each cup, temperature controlled wine storage and steam ovens through to energy saving boiling water taps and discreetly concealed sound systems. Well known for their trademark manor house look, in recent years Clive Christian has extended their portfolio with a contemporary range of furniture. The construction is traditional but the lines are sleeker and the chrome handles are unquestionably modern. After more than 20 years in the business, Andrew Mitchell of Clive

Cool Luxury Design Style The Architectural kitchen in Ivory with British Antique Grey glaze and black oak features concealed refrigerators and wine coolers, shown adjoining the family room

Christian Handcross has a wealth of experience and a continuing passion for design: “I find it so rewarding to create an environment for our clients and their families that they will enjoy for years to come. Every room we design is unique and tailored specifically to our clients lifestyle and requirements. Several clients have become close personal friends over the years as a result of the rapport we developed working on their projects.” Clive Christian full range of furniture both traditional and contemporary can be seen at the Handcross showroom, along with their exclusive Boutique range of handbags, scarves and perfumes. Clive Christian Handcross Tel: 01444 401277 Email: handcross@clive.com

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This Magimix 11047 ice cream maker will keep all ages cool this summer with the delight of homemade ice cream. £39.95 www.comet.co.uk

If you need a mixer, save up and get this one. The pleasingly retro design now comes in 15 colours, too, including apple green, black, bronze and plum. £331.75 www.thecookskitchen.com

2. No Fuss peeling! Avoid oranges because you hate peeling them? Fear no more with this easy to hold orange peeler in stainless steel mat. £13 www.alessi.co.uk

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7. Amboine Nutmeg Grinder Will grind as much or as little as you require with a simple turn of the handle. £37 www.salamandercookshop.com

This ingenious twin chamber salt and pepper mill is a compact solution to having freshly ground spice in one unit. The AllGrind® mechanism in this grinder is made of ceramic, a pure and natural material harder than steel and guaranteed for 10 years. £30 www.johnlewis.co.uk

8. Hairy Bikers Pestle and Mortar, Blue

4.Sixteen Jar Gourmet Spice Rack

For xtra smooth and extra quick mashed potato. £14.99 www.lazyboneuk.com

Featuring a pop-up carry handle, 16 refillable glass jars with spices - all twist for easy pouring or shaking. £55 www.johnlewis.com

5. Intelligent Electronic Wine Chiller This Intelligent wine chiller not only chills your whites, but also warms your reds, making them the ideal drinking temperature, allowing you to savour the taste. £74.99 www.lazyboneuk.co

Stoneware pestle and mortar with cobalt blue glaze outside and unglazed inside for grinding herbs and spices. £25 www.johnlewis.com

9. Smood - The Potato Mashing Expert 10 Kitchen scale Wall Clock As well as letting you know the time, this gadget can weigh things while you’re cooking in the kitchen. £23.99 www.coolest-gadgets.com

11. Alessi Big Love Ice Cream Set, Blue A cooling, stainless steel inner bowl surrounded by blue plastic footed dish, with a heart-shaped spoon. £22.95 www.johnlewis.com

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Planning for a

COLOURFUL FUTURE It’s around this time of year that we get that first smell of autumn in the mornings, and realise that the Summer is nearly over...

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he kids are back at school, and wearing winter uniform, and for them another academic year has started. For the gardener it’s also ‘back to school’ in a way. September is a great planning month – a time to reflect on any gardening successes and to think about what to do in the coming year. It’s always a good idea to draw up a long-term garden plan. You can only achieve so much in the garden if you go at it piecemeal, with no overall plan. It is far better to design in long-term goals. You can call in professional help or do it yourself, but whichever route you choose, an accurate assessment is an important starting point. Also, don’t let your current budget restrain your wish list – phasing your progress is often far more satisfying than doing it all in one go. Have a think about colour and make it a key element of your garden design …amazingly 76% of people don’t think about the colours they are planting, according to the Colour Me, Colour My Garden Plant4Life Look Book. However, a massive 80% admit that their moods are positively affected when surrounded by colourful plants. Colour can liven up any outdoor space and create atmosphere. Planting hot colours creates an exciting and intense mood, whilst opting to plant cooler colours can radiate feelings of restfulness and calm. Whether you just have a simple window box, courtyard or lawn garden there are colour options and shades for everyone. Keeping colour in borders for as long as possible is top of the ‘to do’ list for September, so you may like to consider incorporating late Summer or Autumn flowering plants such as dusky red or purple Sedum into next year’s planting plan. With a reputation for producing a really attractive display in the garden during the Autumn, the starry nectar-rich flowers of Sedums are very

“...planting Sedums also acts as an eco-friendly pest control, they are undemanding and very easy to grow.”

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popular with butterflies and hoverflies – the latter being important predators of greenfly, so planting Sedums also acts as an eco-friendly pest control. Sedums are undemanding and very easy to grow. Their fleshy leaves store water and they do well in drought conditions, making them an ideal choice for sunny positions in well-drained soil. In addition to being a great time for garden planning, September is the best month to create or patch a lawn using turf. It will establish very quickly, but keep an eye on it during the winter and firm down any areas that may have been lifted by frosts.You can also sow grass seed now for a new lawn or patch a worn area. Divide the area into yard wide strips or squares as a guide to sowing, and lightly rake them into the surface. From September to October plant as many daffodil and crocus bulbs as you can get into the ground. Your efforts will be well rewarded with a great show in Spring and once planted you need do nothing else to them. A bulb planter is an essential tool for planting large quantities of bulbs in grass (and helps stop planting backache). Simply insert it into the ground, lift out the clod of earth, pop your bulb into the hole, then replace the soil. If you’ve got some National Garden Gift Vouchers get down to your local garden centre or nursery and see if they’ve got this great garden gadget and you can then get planting!

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ALBION UPDATE Martin Perry, Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, gives an update on construction at the American Express Community Stadium

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onstruction of the stadium (now being called ‘the Amex’ for short) commenced in December 2008 and we remain on track for completion at the end of May 2011, ready for the start of the 2011/12 Football League Season. The structural steelwork to the roof is now complete. The second arch was recently fitted into position which was a major benchmark for the project - the main section of the arch is 130 tons and the span of the arch is 160 metres. Construction is still right on program, with £250K being spent per day at the moment.

‘Fit out’ contractors for the internal finishings have been appointed. Jaysam have carried out extensive ‘fit out’ work for Harrods – and with this amount of experience, we expect the quality of the workmanship to be second to none. The 1901 Club – our premium match day hospitality package - is proving to be the hottest ticket in town and we only have a few hundred premium seats left to sell! We have enjoyed visits from a variety of local business clubs, including Cadia and the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, many of whose members have signed up there and then. We recently signed up our 500th business member with Simon Konecki from Life Pure Water Ltd, the Brighton-based ethical bottled water company, and have sold 1700 premier match day seats to leaders of the top businesses in Sussex, who recognise the huge value that the new business networking and corporate facilities offered at ‘the Amex’ will bring. We thoroughly researched other clubs, including Hull and Cardiff City and spoke to over 5,000 local businesses to get the model and price right, but we never expected these packages to sell quite this fast! Anyone who hasn’t yet signed up can contact the 1901 Club team on 0845 5041901 or email 1901@bhafc.co.uk. Our members tend to buy two or more, so that they can bring their family, friends or customers on different occasions and many have teamed up with other businesses or friends, so that they have a group of seats which they can take it in turns using to bring guests. Most of all at this time, we want to thank the local community for their support; everyone is putting something into this community stadium and we couldn’t do it without them.

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re some people just born lucky? Are you one of them? Or are you someone who thinks it always happens to someone else? The question has been asked for decades, why is it that some people appear to have ‘blessed’ lives, or they can make things happen more quickly, more easily. Yes, they say, they are lucky. In the book, The Secret it describes a secret that has been spoken of through the generations, in literature and in religion. It is known as the Power of Attraction, a force we understand in physics that can also be applied to all other living things... including us. All living things can attract other things - thoughts are things and fall under the same laws of attraction... whatever you think about. Just imagine that. The best part is that we can deliberately cause ourselves to consistently think about what we want until it becomes unconscious and automatic. That’s not to say that we spend our time hankering after things constantly, but it is about systematically and consciously choosing our lives and combining this with belief, purpose and emotion so we begin to move towards it. Try this: Ask yourself for a moment, what are some of the things you currently spend the most thought on? If it’s questions like; why do they have it and I don’t? or; why do I have to work so hard and not get results? or; why is life so much easier for others? You should instead start asking: How? How do I want it to be? How can I enjoy life now? How do I want it to be right now? Over the next few months we will be writing about how to master attraction and manifest the life you want to achieve. Step one is this: Write a description of your desire or outcome. This is crucial. As you write you will begin to make it real, clarifying it in your mind and making it physical. As you write use as many emotionallycharged words as you can; write, see and feel, be as open as you can. Once written, keep it safe and next month we’ll add the next steps needed as you move towards the life you are choosing. Good luck! Call Georgina or Terrina on 07912 206483. Absolute Brighton Coaching www.absolutebrightonlifecoaching.co.uk

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YOUR BIG DAY SMILE Dr Farrokh Sharifzad from Marina Dentalcare, explains how to get the best confidence-boster you can for your wedding day - the perfect white smile

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othing is more stunning than a beautiful bride in a beautiful dress with a beautiful smile. If you are getting married, what better way to prepare for your big day than having your teeth whitened? Remember… those photos will last forever. For your wedding day, you want to look the best you can look. Although the bride’s gown will be the focal point, and the groom’s tuxedo checked, the two things that will get the most attention are the eyes and the teeth. For the eyes, you want to be sure you get plenty of rest prior to the wedding so they will be bright and cheery. However, for the teeth, you need to plan further out to ensure you have a beautiful, white smile. Even if you already have a beautiful smile, you can never have teeth that are too white. Just imagine standing in front of all your family members and friends with the biggest and brightest smile. Not only will you look amazing, but you will feel much more confident. The good news is that achieving the white smile that you want is not hard, nor is it expensive. The best way is to have your teeth cleaned, but also a more expensive option is by having your dentist perform laser whitening. With this option, you will generally see anywhere from six to eight shades whiter. Now keep in mind that with laser whitening, the first few days will show a significant improvement but the final results will take one to two weeks to achieve. Although this second option is more expensive and takes a little more planning and time, the results are excellent. This way, when you face everyone on the day of your wedding, you can smile with 100% confidence.

To make sure your smile will look as beautiful as you are on your wedding day, schedule a complementary consultation with us. The ultimate accessory that you and your bridal party can bring to the wedding is a pearly white smile. Don’t be one of the millions of people who did everything for their wedding day, like buying flowers, renting tuxes and gowns, getting a photographer, but in the end regretting not getting a beautiful smile. Your wedding photos will reflect your smile which everyone will remember.

“If you choose trays or strips, do a touch-up the night before your big day. Your teeth are always the whitest if you apply the trays the night before, and the morning of your occasion.” Here are the top tips every bride or groom needs to know about a beautiful smile for their wedding day: 1: One of the easiest things you can do to improve your smile is to have a regular check-up and cleaning every six months or more if needed. 2: A perfect smile can be ruined by gum disease, which causes red, swollen and puffy gums. A thorough cleaning and polishing at least two weeks before your wedding can ensure healthy gums and fresh breath for your big day. 3: Daily brushing and flossing will keep your gums

healthy. Dental check-ups may reveal any decay or worn fillings in the front teeth, which can cause brown spots or stains. 4: Whitening is a must for anyone who wants a quick, painless, bright beautiful smile, unless your teeth have crowns or veneers already. If you decide to whiten your teeth make sure to avoid staining foods like tea, coffee, red wine and berries, so your teeth will stay their brightest. If you choose trays or strips, do a touch-up the night before your big day. Your teeth are always the whitest if you apply the trays the night before, and the morning of your occasion. 5: Last minute tooth contouring allows cosmetic dentists to correct minor defects in the shape and appearance of a tooth, through a process referred to as tooth contouring or tooth reshaping. 6: For the wedding day, prepare a bridal dentalemergency kit: Bring along some Vaseline to put inside your upper lip. This will limit the dryness of your lips that comes from showing your beautiful smile to your guest and cameras. It will also help to prevent your lipstick from getting on your teeth. Have a travel toothbrush with toothpaste and travel size container of mouthwash to neutralise bad breath odours instead of masking them. To make sure your smile will look as beautiful as you are on your wedding day, schedule a limited time free consultation with Marina Dentalcare and see how a perfect smile can make your wedding day perfect too. Contact Marina Dentalcare on 01273 628899 or visit www.marinadentalcare.co.uk.

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Celebrity make-up artist Jeni Dodson is our independent beauty advisor bringing to you the latest beauty buzz and hot tips straight from the red carpet!

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IT’S A MAN THING! Gentlemen do it too! It’s not only male celebrities, actors, and politicians that sit in a make-up chair before making a public appearance. More and more men today are not shy about being fashionable, styling their hair, whitening their teeth, plucking their eyebrows, or even wearing makeup. It’s no surprise that with modern society’s emphasis on youth, perfection, and physical attraction, women aren’t the only ones who want to accentuate their best facial features and hide blemishes or imperfections. A few of the most common issues that men have with their skin are the occasional breakouts, dark circles under the eyes and as men have almost 20% thicker and oilier skin than women, most find that shine is a problem too. A combination of hectic schedules, jet lag and constant partying all add to the problems of eye bags and breakouts leaving a lot of men wanting a simple solution. If you are aiming for a flawless, au naturel complexion, follow Metrosexual ‘style icons’ such as David Beckham and Robbie Williams and stick to the basics. With a quick brush of bronzer, a dab of under-eye concealer and a sweep of anti-shine powder - you really can look younger and healthier, achieving instant results, whilst boosting your confidence.

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BOY STUFF 1. NuBo Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser - Helps to stabilise complexions, therefore preventing blemishes. Containing vitamin A-rich rosehip oil to hydrate and antioxidant seaweed extract, vitamins C and E to help your skin replenish itself, NuBo helps you reveal a fresh new complexion. www.lookmantastic.com £35.00 2. Lab Series Treat - Daily Moisture Defence Lotion SPF15 A lightweight moisture lotion which continuously hydrates, smoothes and reconditions the skin. Breakthrough technology delivers solar-activated protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays, smoke and pollution, while anti-oxidants help guard against the signs of ageing. Fragrance free. www.mankind.co.uk £36.00 3. Clinique for men - M Cover - All Skin Types Natural-looking cover-up for very fair or moderately fair skin tones. Hides dark circles, blemishes, shaving nicks. Helps neutralise redness. Blends invisibly into skin. Long-wearing formula is water and sweat-resistant. For all skin types. www.cliniqueformen.co.uk or from Boots. £12.50

Essential steps for the modern man 1. Exfoliate. Exfoliating your skin is essential for ridding the surface of dead skin cells and helps to even out the skin tone whilst brightening the complexion. Scrub your face using an exfoliator with a little warm water, rub your face very gently in a circular motion, rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. 2. Moisturise. Choose a moisturiser that is appropriate for your skin type, one with added sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.You can also purchase mattifying moisturises which help to control shine as well. Apply to your face and neck and allow the moisturiser to absorb into your skin before proceeding to the next step. 3. Apply Concealer. Choose a shade that matches your complexion, mix a little bit of concealer on the back of your hand. Using a finger gently dab it onto the centre of a blemish and lightly blend to the outer

edge patting in a gentle circular motion, then blend the concealer outward into the skin. Do not rub! 4. Anti shine powder. This comes in two forms, loose powder and pressed powder. loose powder will appear lighter and pressed powder will generally give more coverage. Dust it lightly over your forehead, either side of your nose (this is know as the T zone and is generally the oiliest part of the face where shine appears). 5. Bronzing powder. Use a good quality bronzer and just brush a sweep of the powder over the areas the sun would fall naturally. Deepen your colour by applying additional layers of bronzer. 6. Wear Lip Balm. Choose a clear or neutral coloured lip balm that you can use throughout the day. Not only will it give your lips a smooth appearance, but it will also prevent them from getting chapped.

4. Menaji Anti-Shine Powder HDPV Anti-Shine Powder was developed to blot out the excess oils with an undetectable, flawless look with Vitamins C and E and an SPF 15. Available in 4 shades - light, medium, bronze and dark. Menaji skin care has a huge celebrity following including Kevin Bacon, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Paul McCar tney. www.personam.co.uk £20.50 5. Bronzer - Quite simply XEN-TAN Perfect Bronze Makes you look like you’ve been out in the sun, minus the sun damage and wrinkles. This silky powder facial bronzer blends evenly on your skin for a realistic tone that never looks orangey or pink. www.lookmantastic.com £20.95 6. Kiehl’s - Facial Fuel Lip Balm. This no-shine lip balm temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips. Improving the appearance of dry skin preventing the skin from dehydration and restores skin’s suppleness. www.mankind.co.uk £10.50

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Hair SOS! Hair in distress? Rescue is at hand The turning of seasons usually signals a wave of new hair trends but many people don’t realise that the key to a great-looking new re-style is to firstly take a good hard look at the condition of the hair. Just like skin, hair does show visible signs of ageing and damage, so it is important that preventative measures are taken; trying to repair damaged hair at a later stage can be a long and difficult process. For many people, summer fun would have wreaked havoc on hair condition with the result of harsh sun, hot styling tools, blow drying and hair colouring, leaving hair looking tired, frizzy, dry and brittle to the touch. These changes in appearance and texture signal a desperate need for hair to be treated and rescued. There are a number of measures you can take to bring your hair back to life. Firstly, when hair is weak and fragile, using hot styling tools and harsh blow drying should be kept to a minimum. Plus, a heat protecting product should always be used to prevent further damage. Apply Kerastase Ciment Thermique Treatment (£15.50) to hair before blow-drying or styling to protect the hair; the concoction of its ingredients also strengthen and infuse hair internally with essential vitamins when heat is activated. I’d also strongly recommend using an intensive nourishing hair mask such as Kerastase Age Recharge Hair Masque (£22.50). Use it once a week for a moisture surge that revitalises and restructures damaged hair. It is also a good idea to switch to a gentler shampoo and conditioner that is specially formulated to fortify and restore moisture - the Kerastase Resistance range is especially effective. Both are available to purchase at Electric. In addition, try to towel dry hair as much as possible (patting and squeezing excess water out instead of rubbing hair together with a towel to prevent breakage). Once these steps have been taken to treat and revive hair, you should get down to your local hairdresser to trim away any dry and damaged ends which would otherwise age your whole look. Try to get a trim every eight weeks to keep hair looking healthy, and eventually you hair will be as good as new!

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By Mark Woolley Mark Woolley is the owner and creative director of Electric Hairdressing. Mark splits his time between the Brighton and London salons. For appointments call 01273 202088 www.electric-hair.com

LETTER OF THE MONTH I straighten my hair religiously. I do use a heat protection spray but my hair is now rife with split ends and is really dry and weak at the ends! Is there anything I can do to get rid of it and make my hair look less frazzled? Overuse of hot styling tools is doing your hair no favours. So firstly, try to limit usage as much as possible – save your hair while you can! Ditch any harsh cleansing products, switching instead to a moisture protein-rich shampoo and conditioner to help strengthen and rebuild hair structure. Next, get yourself down to Electric Hairdressing Brighton for a personalised moisture and repair hair treatment (cost is only from £15)! One of our stylists will diagnose and treat your hair as necessary, bringing it back to a healthy state. I’d also recommend getting a trim while you’re there to remove those dry and damaged ends altogether, which will improve the overall look and condition of your hair. If you can’t bear to be without straight hair, use the ‘wrap drying’ technique. Using a paddle brush, smooth sections of hair up and across your head, side to side, back to front and front to back, blow drying (at a good distance) the lengths as you go through each section. This process of pulling your hair to the opposite side of the head straightens the kinks out while adding lots of natural movement.

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Murad’s Environmental Shield™ collection is a line of skincare products featuring Vitamin C as well as a patented, collagen-enhancing complex to work from the inside out to repair and prevent the ageing effects of environmental exposure. For September only, you can buy Essential C Cleanser (50ml) from Electric, Brighton. It cleanses and purifies environmentallydamaged skin by washing away impurities and restoring moisture to dehydrated skin.

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FOOT WORK Our health expert Sheryl Waters discusses the advantages of massage, in particular, reflexology

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he tremendous benefits of regular massage are irreplaceable to the human body. Massage is a variety of sometimes ancient techniques that manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It can definitely relax you, but there are some benefits of massage that go far beyond relaxation. Pain and anxiety are two common problems associated with receiving massage therapy. By soothing muscles and nerves a greater state of well being is achieved for the recipient. When you take this concept fur ther you find that massage can also benefit chronic pain and even self esteem. Massage allows for person to person contact that promotes feelings of comfort and soothing. Massage is used for sports related injuries, and to promote optimum performance of muscles. Through a pattern of exercise and massage, injuries can be avoided and greater athletic achievements can be accomplished. The regular massage prevents small injuries from becoming bigger ones and the athlete avoids the pain cycle all together. Massage is also an immune system enhancer that benefits patients with chronic immune system diseases such as HIV. Increasing the circulation of healthy blood cells in the body helps these patients fight off disease better and keep a more positive mental attitude that is crucial for their survival. During pregnancy Infants and babies have shown positive responses to massage through toddlerhood. The birthing process is often made easier and less complicated by regular massage during pregnancy and throughout the labor process. Massage for premature babies promotes better weight gain, and massage for babies with diabetes correlates with better lifelong compliance with regimens and healthier lifestyle choices. Th effects of massage on patients with high blood pressure should also not be overlooked. Massage can play a key part in the regulation and control of chronic high blood pressure by not only relaxing the patient, but also by helping the central nervous system to balance as it regulates blood flow throughout the body more efficiently. Regular massage combined with isometric exercise has been shown to improve both the blood pressure and blood regulation in patients. Massage Therapy is a technique that can benefit a great number of people with a wide variety of complaints both physical and mental. This form of therapy can be incorporated into a balanced and healthy lifestyle to promote continuous and further health and well being as well as to be used as treatment therapy for those with chronic mental and physical conditions.

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Reflexology Massage Reflexology is a form of massage which applies pressure on targeted areas of the feet (or hands) using the acupressure points found on a reflexology foot char t. The ar t is said to have originated in the lands of China, Egypt and India and has its basis in the belief that reflex points on the soles of the feet correspond to the various organs and par ts of the body. For example, the inner edge of the foot has points relating to the spine and back, while the eyes, ears and sinuses are represented on the pads of the toes. Reflexologists believe that it is possible to restore health to the body by massaging these points.

“...a practitioner may use some kind of aromatherapy massage oil or essential oil as part of the treatment. It is believed to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, well documented in their ability to relieve stress.” Reflexology and Back Pain Many people complain of back pain that ranges from niggling discomfor t to chronic conditions. Mostly, this is not the result of injury or trauma. Less exercise, hard physical work and a generally sedentary lifestyle for many have contributed to the segments of the population who are vir tually crippled with back problems. According to the World Health Organization, lower back pain is a leading cause of disability in the world. The first step in addressing back problems through reflexology is to find a qualified reflexologist who will use specific techniques to exer t deep pressure on the foot area corresponding with the specific back problem. This may be painful and several sessions may be required before the condition improves. Sore points are often the most impor tant ones to work on, since they represent places where energy is blocked. A session with a reflexologist to alleviate stress is a drug-free, non-invasive way of reducing tension. To help the patient to relax, a practitioner may use some kind of aromatherapy massage oil or essential oil as par t of the treatment. It is believed to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, well documented in their ability to relieve stress. Reflexology is not a cure-all and may not help when there are serious underlying medical conditions. But it can reduce symptoms and aid in healing by improving lymphatic drainage and circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways and muscle relaxation. Sheryl Walters is a kinesiologist, reflexologist and nutritionist and works in London and Brighton. Tel: (01273) 676551 / 07930 477091 www.sherylwalters.com

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Restylane is the perfect treatment for providing a natural looking enhancement. Restylane instantly boosts the skin hydration system and restores youthful volume by suppor ting the skin’s structure to counter the signs of ageing and refresh your looks. And there is now a Restylane skincare range to help you improve the look and feel of your skin, boosting glow and lustre.

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ickwoods Country Club, Hotel & Spa has reopened under new ownership following investment of over half a million pounds.

Lee Goossens acquired the collapsed business in March 2010, with the backing of an established group of investors and business people. His intention is to establish Wickwoods as Sussex’s Premier Country Club, saying: “Our aim is to build on the unique qualities that exist at Wickwoods, creating a well-presented welcoming club, which offers a lifestyle membership unlike any other. Since re-opening, the response has been amazing and very emotional. One member presented us with a fantastic DVD of the refurbishments, which we have uploaded to the club’s website for everyone to enjoy. There is something quite special about Wickwoods and its members.” Beauty at Wickwoods provides treatment for members with carefully researched products, paying particular attention to the philosophies that drive them, as well as their specific uses and effects. Senior therapist Laura King says: “We want to earn a reputation for providing treatments that really work, and are therefore delighted to announce our partnership with an incredible organic range called Li-Tya, alongside that favourite of the celebs, Crystal Clear. We pride ourselves on being able to offer wonderful surroundings, effective luxury products and a service second to none.” Membership to Wickwoods Country Club will be limited to 1600 to insure there is plenty of space to enjoy the facilities, while an exciting second phase is carried out in October of this year. This second phase of investment will take the already fantastic facilities to a level beyond compare, firmly establishing Wickwoods as Sussex’s Premier Country Club. Wickwoods is also the perfect place to hold your wedding party, with small or larger groups accommodated, and a unique range of facilities on offer. Enjoy a stress-free wedding day in beautiful surroundings. For a strictly limited period the club is offering a free month’s membership, no joining fee, as well as a free gym and tennis induction. Contact Wickwoods on 01273 857567 or email: reception@wickwoods.co.uk

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ABSOLUTE RESTAURANT REVIEW

Gourmet Gallery Rishma Patel takes a visit to The Gallery Bistro, a new gem among the eateries of Hove

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he Gallery Bistro opened its doors in October 2009 under the ownership of Heather Armstrong. Many of you may know Heather, who also owns the highly respected Dresswell of Hove. In fact Dresswell used to be situated where the Gallery Bistro is, but needed to move across the road to a bigger premises, and luckily for us foodies, this created a perfect opportunity to open The Gallery Bistro. Heather along with the help of managers Wayne and Tony and their team, have transformed the former clothes shop into one of Hove’s most wonderful eateries. On a dull Thursday evening, my father, Ash and I were invited to dine at The Gallery Bistro in Hove. The restaurant has lovely seating outside for alfresco dining, nicely cornered off, and as soon as you step through the door, a spectrum of colour hits you. Contemporary padded multi-coloured booths are positioned near the window, perfect for people-watching! We were warmly welcomed by Wayne, who has such a personal approach I felt like we were old friends. He took us through and showed us to our table, and we took in the sophisticated kaleidoscope interior. There is a bar made from coloured blocks of glass illuminated by lights, and vibrant coloured chairs and napkins adorn the tables. The layout is very elegant but retains a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Although the restaurant is large, the space is intimate yet very light and airy, cleverly placed mirrors allow diners to see the bar and the chef while they eat, and colourful art adorns the walls. We perused the menu which was created by Head Chef Peter Bohannon previously from English’s, Brighton. Peter was enjoying his holiday in Egypt so we were left in the very capable hands of Martin, the Sous Chef, also previously from English’s. Martin explained that all the produce arrives daily and is locally sourced - suppliers are all from East and West Sussex. The menu changes regularly to ensure that they are taking advantage of seasonal produce; this is the

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perfect basis for good food, a chef who really cares about fresh, locally sourced food. Everything is made daily and is all home-cooked. The baking is left in the competent hands of Deirdre, who makes the quiches and scrumptious cakes. Deirdre works at the bistro for two days a week and is the cook at Petworth House for Lord and Lady Egremont. She has also cooked for the Maharaja of Jodhpur, both in England and in India! For starters dad chose the selection of rustic breads, olives, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and butter and I chose the Scottish smoked salmon canon. While we waited, the restaurant was filling up with families celebrating, couples enjoying romantic meals, friends having a catch up and lone diners enjoying the weekly jazz and blues bands which play every Thursday and Friday evening. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet very relaxed with laughter filing the air. Within no time at all our delicious starters arrived. My salmon was exceptional - a perfectly grilled slab of Scottish smoked salmon, that fell apart with the touch of a fork, delicate in flavour but still pungent. It lay on a bed of baby leaves, adorned by beetroot and grated fresh horseradish, drizzled with a lovely thick, sticky balsamic reduction. Wayne also bought out another starter for us to try, hand-picked brown crab, sweet flakes of local brown crab tossed with fine micro herbs with a lemoncello and coriander dressing presented in the crab shell. Wonderful! The service was second to none - the team at The Gallery Bistro effortlessly efficient. Our main courses arrived - I must have been in a fishy mood as I had one of my favourite dishes, pan fried naturally-smoked haddock fillet on steamed baby spinach leaves in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, with a side of new potatoes. I was pleasantly surprised to see the haddock wasn’t bright yellow, due to it being naturally smoked. Underneath lay a generous bed of baby spinach leaves, drizzled with a rich creamy cheese sauce. Dad chose roast Sussex chicken breast, a generous portion of succulent, moist chicken served with wild mushrooms, on a bed of earthy baby spinach with a delicious full-bodied red wine jus and truffle oil sauce, served with seasoned hand cut crispy chips. All delicious. We really enjoyed our meals but I was too full to enjoy dessert. Dad had the chocolate mousse and I couldn’t help but have a try of this; deliciously creamy and smooth, accompanied by a shortbread biscuit and some strawberries! We had such a lovely evening, the food and produce are as fresh as can be and all home cooked daily, with great service and atmosphere. I urge you to visit the Gallery Bistro - you won’t be disappointed to discover one of Hove’s real jewels. 115 Church Road, Hove Tel: 01273 777488 www.gallerybistro.co.uk

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Granddad’s Macaroni Cheese This traditional recipe for Macaroni Cheese guarantees to make guests’ mouths water for more… Mamma Mia!

Macaroni Cheese Preparation time: Less than 30 mins Cooking time: Approximately 30 mins Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large onion, diced 1 tinned tomatoes chopped 1 large tomato, sliced 40g/ 1½ oz butter 40g/1½ plain flour 600ml/1pint 1½fl oz milk 250g/9oz grated cheddar Method: First, make a roux sauce (the white sauce base) by dissolving the butter in a pan. Then take off of the heat, and gradually add the flour. Stir until the mixture forms a smooth paste, which leaves the sides and base of pan cleanly. Next start to pour in splashes of the milk stirring continuously. If it becomes clogged, use a fork to stir. Allow to boil. Keep stirring to keep the mixture smooth. Then once it is boiling, take off of the heat and gradually add the cheese (leave some for garnish) and tinned tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir but don’t crush the tomatoes. Bring to boil and then simmer. Meanwhile, boil a pan of salted water and add the diced onion and pasta. Bring to the boil and simmer for as long as pasta brand suggests (usually 12 mins). Next drain the pasta and onion, and add to the tomato and cheese sauce. Then pour all of the contents in to a large ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top of the dish, and scatter the sliced tomato also. Place in a preheated oven and cook until top is golden and crispy and bubbling (about 12-15 mins). Alternatively, place under a hot grill.

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Join Discovery in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence Day on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2010 (10.30 am – 6 pm) at Jubilee Square, Brighton for a fiesta filled with food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. A Mariachi band, a troupe of Mexican dancers, craft stalls, piñatas, face painting and chefs on stilts will keep visitors of all ages entertained throughout the day, while they enjoy samples of Discovery fajitas or buy freshly prepared Discovery fajitas and tacos. Visit Mexico, the Mexican Tourist Board, will also be on hand with information and inspiration for those thinking of travelling to this vibrant country. With a Guinness World Record attempt at 3pm on the Saturday set to be a key attraction, Discovery Mexican Independence Day will be tremendous fun for families, friends and foodies and promises to be a great weekend with something for everyone. Entry is free to the Mexican Independence Day event in Jubilee Square and the event is planned to coincide with the famous Brighton & Hove Food Festival. To support Discovery’s celebration of Mexican Independence Day, To win this fabulous prize Absolute Brighton is offering 2 readers the chance to win a hamper, Just answer the following question: worth £75, filled with Mexican goodies. With everything you need to What type of band will be playing at the fiesta? create your own fajita fiesta at home, the prize includes a selection of great-tasting Mexican products from Discovery, plus a top-quality Please email your answer to fajita skillet. mexican@absolutemagazine.co.uk and put Discovery Competition in subject. For more inspiration and great tasting recipes, visit Discovery Foods Answers in by September 30th 2010. at www.discoveryfoods.co.uk GOOD LUCK!

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beautiful day and an exquisite setting led to a very successful fundraiser for the NSPCC recently. Nearly 100 people enjoyed a smoked salmon lunch in the private moated gardens of Newtimber House. A tombola, a wine raffle and the most amazing cakes and puddings contributed to the excitement of the afternoon, and all went home utterly charmed, and managed to raise over £2,500.

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he Hove Open Bowls Tournament took place this year in the week of the 19th July with Finals Day on Saturday 24th. Once again, participents and organisers alike had a truly great week made better by the first full week of sunshine for many a year. Visitors came from across the globe including Canada, as well as more locally Jersey, Cambridgeshire, Surrey and Bucks. The mens Singles 2010 was won by Malcolm Dare from Torquay who beat our local lad David Hubbard. The ladies Singles was won by Amy Truran who beat Maureen Smith. Both games were fiercely contested and the spectators were certainly not disappointed with the afternoons play! There were some 12 Sponsors who generously supported the Tournament this year, three of which are new ones; Caffyns, Leonardos (Italian Restaurant) and Porsche Mid Sussex. Porsche kindly delivered the Patron of the tournament the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Geoff Wells, to open the Tournament on the Monday in style. Next year the Singles competition will be

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open to both Men and Ladies as will the Triples event. The Mens Pairs and Mixed Pairs will remain unchanged. Bowls is certainly a sport where Ladies can compete on a par with men. It is certainly not down to an issue of strength!

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Prime Minister Cavid Cameron met the directors of the local property investment company, HR Group, at the Brighton Thistle Hotel recently, to advise on local housing policy.

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THE BIG THREE

DRESS, HAIR AND HEN PARTY

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REMARRIAGE - WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

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Your best choices for three important components of your wedding experience

he Wedding Issue! Yipee!! ! After 5 years working in the wedding industry, managing a designer bridal boutique, The Wedding Issue was always going to be a little bit special for this fashionista! I have met a number of designers, attended several wedding magazine award ceremonies and have styled literally thousands of brides for their big day. However, I have also seen and witnessed brides who have lost their way in the overwhelming world of weddings as bridesto-be strive to plan a wedding to be remembered. My wedding gift to you, dear reader, is this column; dedicated to the finest in bridal planning, meaning you can head straight for the below mentioned destinations, saving you time and providing you with the very best in choice and service. The Dress: White Leaf Boutique: 94 Trafalgar Street, Brighton. Tel: 01273 605641 www.whiteleaf-wedding-dresses.com Without a doubt the dress is the biggest focus point of the day, and therefore the most important choice the bride will make… after choosing her groom of course! Big pressure?! Rest easy though, as the lovely Blanka and her husband Jimmy at White Leaf Boutique do all the work for you brides-to-be out there. Their promise to “Source dresses from ethical suppliers and work directly with manufacturers to maintain excellent quality and be a perfect fit,” alongside their amazing range of exclusiveto-them pieces mean you can feel even more special in your dress. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for (a challenge with their beautiful collection) then they can work with you to create a bespoke piece. Amazingly their stunning pieces

are sensibly priced and Blanka will work around your schedule for fittings and appointments. Perfect! The Hair: Electric Hairdressers: 18 Ship Street, Brighton. Tel: 01273 202088 www.electric-hair.com Ok, so I can’t make you a virgin for your big day (sorry ladies I’m a fashionista not a fairy godmother!) However, I can tell you who can. Well, your hair anyway!! A new treatment has been developed using Keratin and it is rumoured that it can take your hair back to its original quality, erasing all traces of heat, dye and so on. Leaving you with glossy, “never been touched” hair. Electric hairdressing in Ship Street are as always ahead of the crowd and are one of the first to be offering this revolutionary treatment. The sexy and the stylish salon is the perfect setting for really spoiling yourself in the lead up to your big day. Electric also offer a special Bridal package. You can check their website for details. The Hen party: London Fashion Weekend: www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk What could be better than a great day shopping? The answer? A great day shopping for designer bargains, with a catwalk show, Elizabeth Arden make-over’s, Toni & Guy Hairdressers and several glasses of Champagne all in a beautiful setting! Head to London Fashion Weekend, at Somerset House…the event hosted in September/February is all fashionistas ultimate hotspot. Make the day even more special with Chambord Platinum club lounge tickets. I will of course be attending and will have all the gossip and my tips to share with you next month!

You can also follow Natalie Wileman on: www.facebook.com/AbsoluteFashionista www.twitter.com/absolutefash

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COUNTRY CLUB, HOTEL & SPA

THE COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT

Where wedding dreams come true... Nestled in the South Downs National Park, just south of the village of Albourne and 10 minutes from Brighton, Wickwoods is set in 22 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, and is the perfect location for your wedding banquet. The picturesque grounds offer a splendid photographic opportunity, and will provide many treasured memories. Wedding parties of 50-140 can be catered for, with the total capacity for the evening celebration between 180 and 200 guests. We are open to suggestions, and we are passionate about making your dream wedding day a reality. Facilities available include: Choice of menus, (all of which can be customised) Photography, our own florist, make-up Full wedding planning assistance for the venue

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ickwoods Country Club Hotel & Spa is set in 22 acres of tranquil gardens and woodlands, and is the perfect location for your wedding banquet. The picturesque grounds offer a splendid photographic opportunity and will provide many treasured memories. The venue is nestled in the South Downs National Park, south of the village of Albourne and is surprisingly accessible, just ten minutes from Brighton, and only 22 miles from Gatwick Airport. The nearest mainline railway station at Hassocks is only 5 miles away. Wickwoods can accommodate wedding parties of 50–140 with the total capacity for an evening celebration of around 200 guests. In addition, the venue offers a unique range of facilities, all of which can be customized to suit. Photography, floristry, beauty treatments and make-up can all be careful arranged by a

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urrounded by 120 acres of beautifully tended gardens and scented flowered terraces, 17th century Alexander House Hotel, near East Grinstead is a truly picture perfect venue. Award winning dining, stylish rooms and a sumptuous spa are all served with exceptional traditional manners and a joint passion to ensure your expectations are handsomely exceeded. An intimate ceremony with private dining, stunning wedding breakfasts, stylish receptions or lavish extravaganzas – everyone has a unique idea of how they would like it and the staff at Alexander House are passionate that you get everything your heart desires.

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uring 2006, Sussex saw the rebirth of one of Sussex’s most stunning buildings, as Stanmer House hit the headlines with arguably Brighton’s most talked-about opening. Stanmer House is a Grade1 listed manor house. The venue focuses on three key areas, weddings, corporate and private functions. Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside, yet only minutes from Brighton, Stanmer House is the perfect venue for your wedding or civil partnership... and won a Sussex Heritage Award for the renovation to the house. The house and gardens provide a romantic backdrop that enhances the elegance of your day ensuring a fairytale start to your marriage. Once attended by aristocracy of the Regency period for dinner parties and grand occasions, the lobbies and pillared rooms once again come alive. Behind the effortless flow of a Stanmer House wedding is a whole flurry of activity. The events team recognise the need to create an entirely individual day for you, to ensure your wedding is everything you have imagined it to be. The staff pride themselves on their attention to detail, and are on hand to provide assistance before, during

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dedicated co-ordinator. Operations director, Vanessa Goossens, has a well-established reputation in the local area as a professional events co-ordinator. She established and operated the exclusive hire venue Woodmancote Place, and was previously at Wickwoods before selling the business. She has organized literally hundreds of events, specialising in weddings, and is delighted to be back at Wickwoods with husband Lee. “This has always been a wonderful wedding venue, and the dedicated staff will ensure you enjoy a truly unique and carefree day. It’s the club’s pledge and privilege to assist every couple in making their wedding day a truly memorable and special one.” Tel: 01273 857567 Email: reception@wickwoods.co.uk www.wickwoods.co.uk

Executive Chef, Paul Nixon has previously worked at The Savoy, The Grand and under the Roux Brothers in Amsterdam, so you know you and your guests are in for an impressive treat.  Pre or post wedding suppers can be organised, as well as afternoon garden tea, barbecues etc, allowing you to spend time with those that mean so much.  In addition, if you choose to reserve a private dining room, then Alexander House will make that complimentary as a little gift from them. To have an initial chat or make an enquiry please call 01293 786680. www.alexanderhotels.com

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and after your special day. Teaming up with award-winning caterers, they can provide you with the best wedding suppliers in the business. Set amidst picturesque Stanmer Village and Park, Stanmer House invites you to follow in the footsteps of Royalty and the many celebrities who have frequented the house to experience what is on offer. The possibilities really are endless regardless of the season. You can have a small intimate celebration, or the grandest of affairs, taking over the entire house exclusively for your very own country house party, a funfair on the grounds or perhaps you want the house to turn pink!

Alexander House Whatever your requirements, the preparations will be detailed, the food will be superb and the atmosphere will be unforgettable. But most importantly all you will need to do is enjoy! Furthermore, Stanmer will manage your entire event, lending their extensive experience to ensure it runs perfectly. Around 95% of bookings choose to spend their whole day at Stanmer House, which is fantastic, but they also have a package to offer couples who would like to start their day there before heading into central Brighton. To meet the wedding and events co-ordinators and see how they can turn your dreams into reality, the staff at Stanmer House invite you to visit them to see for yourself why they have become the venue of choice for so many. For more information call Stanmer House to meet with their team at Cherrywood Events, the in-house events team that manage Stanmer House. They recognise the need to create an entirely individual day for you to ensure your wedding or event is everything you have imagined it to be. Stanmer House 01273 680400 www.stanmerhouse.co.uk

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“The triumph of hope over experience.” This is how a second marriage was described by 18th-century essayist Samuel Johnson.

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etting married is a big decision to make the first time, and an even bigger one the second, or even third, time around. What happened to your last marriage? Can you learn anything to take with you to the next marriage? This is such a huge area, with so many varying factors, that it is almost impossible to outline definitive guidelines for a successful next marriage. So much depends on previous events. We can look at a few... Spouse passed away. In this case, the widow or widower was probably still happy in the marriage and, after grieving, is left with feelings of loneliness. It is important when choosing to marry again, that you are not trying to replace the lost spouse, but instead treat your new wife/husband as the individual they are, loving them for themselves, while still keeping fond memories of your previous spouse. An understanding partner will accept that you loved your late spouse, but should feel confident that you care for them as much. Grew apart. Many couples grow closer as the years go by, but others grow apart, and start leading their own lives, until the marriage just fizzles out. If you don’t like the same things, it is difficult to enjoy your time together, and although you can always compromise to a point, this will not always work if both parties are not truly interested. Perhaps when choosing a new partner, make sure you have more interests in common. Infidelity. If this has been the cause of the breakup of your previous marriage, obviously this is a difficult one to get over. Don’t take feelings of jealousy and insecurity to your next marriage - treat your new partner with the trust they deserve. With a second or third marriage, there is often children from one or maybe both parties, from their previous marriages. It is crucial before getting married again, to make sure that everyone is happy with, or at least accepts the situation. If this is not the case, there could be resentment, which is likely to grow over time. It helps if the exes are also OK with the new situation, if not, try and resolve before taking the plunge. There are so many factors that cause a marriage to end, and so many things to consider when making those vows again. No-one can predict the future, but you will know if it feels right, and you are ready. Good luck!

“...I know I’m with the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. So the wedding – that’s just the party.”

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Second marriages account for four out of every ten weddings in the UK. Doing it all over again can be a daunting exercise. Here are some common questions arising when deciding to get married for the second time. My fiancé and I have both been married and divorced. Is it possible for us to have a religious ceremony this time? If you are Church of England, it’s up to your parish priest to use his discretion. Non-conformist Christian denominations often allow remarriages, but check to make sure. Catholics cannot remarry in church unless their previous marriage ended in death or annulment.You can marry for a second time (but not a third) in a Greek Orthodox Church. It’s possible to have a Jewish wedding after divorce but the Rabbi must be consulted well beforehand in order to resolve any outstanding issues under Jewish law. What legal documents do I need to supply before I get married again? Your decree absolute, or, if you are widowed, the death certificate of your former husband or wife. What should I wear? Surely white’s not right for a second marriage? If you had a white wedding first time around, you may well feel that going for the same thing again isn’t appropriate. On the other hand, if you want to, why not? Who pays for a second marriage? With the best will in the world, you can’t really expect your parents to fork out for marriage number two. If it’s a second marriage for you both, then bride and groom are usually expected to pick up the tab. Who will give me away? If you remarry after divorce in a Church of England church, the marriage ceremony is the same as if you were doing it for the first time, so your father can give you away - again - if you want him to. However, he doesn’t have to. It’s quite acceptable to be escorted up the aisle by a close male or female relative or friend. We’ve both got kids from our previous marriages. Do you think they should get involved in the wedding? What to do about the children is one of the biggest issues facing couples who are remarrying after divorce. Most professionals recommend that children should be involved wherever possible. Leaving them out could give them the idea that they are not part of this new relationship. Older children can decide themselves.

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e all want to look our best on a wedding day, whether you are the bride, groom, a friend or a relative. The natural treatments Becky Hollands offers can help you achieve a glowing complextion,correct annoying lines and wrinkles and boost your confidence in time for the big day. Although she can offer noticeable treatments with dramatic results, the majority of clients wish to look naturally enhanced and radiant.

Dermal Fillers (Restylane) This treatment offers both men and women a complete solution to naturally refresh their looks by restoring youthful volume to the skin, perfect for those wishing to smooth out the visable signs of ageing. The product is a clear gel made of a natural substance, Hyaluronic acid. It occurs naturally in younger people, but diminishes with age. By replenishing the Hyaluronic acid skin appears not just smoother but youthfully hydrated. Treatments included in this range are products to soften lines around the lips (commonly known as lipstick bleed lines or smokers lines) and to enhance the shape and volume of the lips. Another very popular treatment is Restylane vital. By injecting very small amounts of Hyaluronic acid under the skins surface, the quality and condition of your skin is improved and rejuvenated in a way creams and moisturisers simply cannot do. Other areas treated with Restylane Vital are the hands, neck and décolletage.

Skin Rejuvenation with Dermaroller This treatment is a non-surgical solution to skin regeneration and repair. As there are no foreign substances entering the skin it is a

less aggressive alternative to chemical peels and laser treatments. Requiring no ‘down time’, the dermaroller is a fantastic solution for the repair of acne scars and for the regeneration of the face, neck, hands and for the treatment of stretch marks. The treatment is a natural process with an excellent safety profile. It uses tiny micro-medical needles on the skin, encouraging regeneration and repair, leaving you with brighter, healthier, younger looking skin. The results are astonishing. Please note that treatments such as the Dermaroller and ‘Vital’ will need to be planned with plenty of time before the wedding day as they are courses of treatments.

Wrinkle Softening (frown line reduction) By injecting very small amounts of a muscle relaxant, frown lines can soften and even disappear. Most of us like to express our emotions and feel it’s an important part of our character. However after time these lines resemble scars and are noticeable even when the face is at rest. Studies have proved that alleviating these lines can lift the spirit and enhance a feeling of well-being.

Becky Hollands Aesthetics Clinics in Brighton, Hove and Harley Street Tel: 01273 900315 www.beckyhollands.co.uk Becky Hollands is a registered nurse, and gained her experience working alongside some of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeons. She has worked in the aesthetics industry for eleven years and is a member of both the Royal College of Nursing and the British Association of Plastic Surgery Nurses.

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he groom carrying the bride over the threshold, is one of the most romantic of traditions, and has several places of origin. A Roman groom would carry the bride over the threshold so that she did not trip up on her way into her new home. This was considered bad luck and could lead to a poor marriage. The Romans believed demons waited by the doorway to trip the bride so the new husband would carry his bride in to protect her. The groom would also carry the bride around the hearth to formally bring her into the family. Another belief is that the bride was ‘hesitant’ to give herself to her new husband. It was considered lady-like for the new bride to be, or at least give the impression, she was reticent to give herself to her new husband. In order to encourage her into the bedroom, the groom would carry her over the threshold. During the days of ‘Marriage by Capture,’ the bride was certainly not going to go peacefully into the bridegroom’s abode, thus, she was dragged or carried across the threshold. In even earlier times, it was believed that family demons followed the woman and to keep her family demons from going into the groom’s home, she was carried across the threshold upon her entering for the first time. After that, the demons could not enter as she would come in and go out of the home. Whatever the real beginnings of this tradition, it is still carried out by a lot of married couples entering the marriage home for the first time as man and wife. But, we are pleased to say, the wife always goes willingly these days!

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First place! Jumping on to the property ladder for the first time can be a daunting experience. Make sure you have the knowledge before you take that leap

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first time can be an even more overwhelming occasion.

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a long period of time, and ask others of their knowledge of them. Using an

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people to afford to buy a home. This may be a particular challenge for

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you if you are a first time buyer, as you will have many one-off initial costs

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Our landlords have peace of mind The letting market still favours the landlord as demand continues to outstrip supply, says Ben Cannon of Lanes lettings Landlords are finally deciding to stay put With yields and demand both still on the rise, the sales market is looking a little shaky. I am finding that landlords are returning to the rental market and deciding not to sell. New landlord instructions have increased at a greater rate than the past few months. The percentage of landlords selling their property when the lease expires has declined from 4.6% to 4.2%, the lowest levels since January 2007. Rental growth has played a part in their decision to keep renting and I am even more optimistic about the future rental growth than I was a few months ago. James Scott-Lee, a RICS spokesperson, recently said: “the sales markets loss is the lettings market gain. Some would-be sellers are retreating from selling and are letting or re-letting their properties while they wait for mortgage lenders to offer buyers more favourable lending criteria. While transaction numbers in the sales market are weak, many are taking advantage of rising rents and yields in the private sector.” Partner with Lanes Lettings We at Lanes Lettings thoroughly reference all tenants to give landlords peace of mind and are proactive in the marketing of property ensuring that landlords have the minimum time empty between tenants occupancy. We work for a mutually beneficial outcome and endeavour to add quality to all our relationships with customers. We have dedicated support staff on hand to facilitate the collection of any outstanding rents and any other problems that arise. We understand how important communication is! You don’t need to worry about the status of your investment as we will keep you updated every step of the way.

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We come recommended Don’t just take my word…here are some recent recommendations: “I was pleased and impressed by the efforts of Lanes Lettings. The team made the letting process so much easier. They were enthusiastic, pro-active and helpful. I happily recommend them for their professional, customer friendly approach.” Cyril, Brighton landlord. “I used Lanes Lettings initially for the price, which was competitive, and they kept to the appointment time! They kept me informed throughout the letting process and I was able to seek advice whenever I needed. They found new tenants with minimal fuss and I am pleased with their service.” Dan, Brighton Landlord I urge all the landlords reading this today to contact me, as we still only charge 7% for full management with no set up fee and a free rent guarantee provided. Rent collection at 5% and tenant introduction for only £200. Call today on 01273 600068 Don’t forget to join with us on Facebook, Twitter and linkedin.

Ben Cannon Lanes Lettings, 42 Baker Street, Brighton BN1 4JN Tel: 01273 600068 www.laneslettings.com

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Mrs Jay Jayaram of Strutt & Parker points out the advantages of being part of their next Open House Day

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ollowing the success of the Open House Days organised by estate agents Strutt & Parker, there will be another taking place on Saturday 9th October 2010. Strutt & Parker regularly get enquiries from house sellers looking to take part in the next event. If you have been considering selling your home, this may be an ideal opportunity to combine the launch of your house on the market alongside a unique marketing initiative, specifically designed for current market conditions. In addition, there is also the prospect of a strong autumn market and a real opportunity to sell your home before the Open House Day. The last event attracted both local buyers and those from further afield. The results demonstrate that buyers find it a convenient and easy way to see several houses on the same day, without the pressure of a formal appointment (but only people known to us are issued with tickets). From a sellers point of view it avoids the need to prepare the house for multiple viewings, and by concentrating efforts on a single day, it provides a useful addition to our other marketing efforts (very much NOT instead of them). So far Strutt & Parker’s Open House Day formula has attracted hundreds of houses, over a thousand buyers, and £86million of offers. 16% of houses taking part have sold as a direct result of the event. The National Estate Agency Department is accepted as being a market leader. Whether you require advice on a cottage, house or farm, the team is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the specialist field of marketing property and maximising value. Clients come to us because of Strutt’s national resources and London offices behind them. Tim Page-Ratcliff runs the agency business and has been based at the Lewes Office for over 20 years. He is an expert on the property market throughout Sussex, and his energetic and pro-active team are always happy to advise on any property related question. If you would like to join the next event or to discuss the market more generall please call 01273 475 411.

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Glenn Mishon of Mishon Mackay predicts the city’s property market for the months ahead

nervous mood has descended, not lightened by the banks bumper results with those excepted figures at the end of July for economic growth in quarter two. As for the double dip there are going to be slowdowns in economic growth throughout the world, particularly in America, but unlikely globally, and most improbable for Great Britain, unless of course we are in for another financial shock! Yet despite all that, nerves are there, reflected in a significant drop in consumer and business confidence. The property market has been well reported to have slipped backwards over the past three months. With the end of HIPS (Home Information Packs) we have seen a flood of “speculative vendors” come to the market, which has tilted the balance away from the fragile growth that we all saw in 2009 and in the first quarter of this year. With many of the banks and building societies still reluctant to lend and with significant increase in property stock, together with less buyers, this is a time for caution. My advice? Don’t get left behind, talk to your estate agent about the way forward with the marketing of your home. There has never been a more important time, with the concerns that we must all have regarding the next six months, to make sure of the following: if you are hoping to move between now and the end of the year, that your house is in order, in terms of price, presentation and the advertising schedule that should have been prepared for the next four to six weeks. I am very positive about the prospects of this city’s property market in the long term, there is no doubt that Brighton and Hove is just a fantastic place to live, with a feel about it, not found in any other city that I have visited outside of London. This is a great time to buy a home, but you must be realistic and make sure your current property is sensibly priced to allow you to make that move. If you are in the fortunate position of having already sold, or being a cash buyer, then step in and take advantage of one of those homes, which forms part of all agents swollen property stocks.

“I am very positive about the prospects of the city’s property market in the long term” Interest rates are likely to stay at an all time low for many months to come and even if they do sneak up by half or even one percent in the next twelve months, which I honestly believe is all it could be, then we will still have cheap money for home purchase. Yes, you have got to have a good deposit and that is not easy for everyone, but if you have got one, get out there and find yourself a house, it is a great time to buy in our fair city. Glenn Mishon FNAEA www.mishonmackay.co.uk

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ABSOLUTE PLACES Belle Toute now offers bed and breakfast

BEACHY HEAD

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t was a beautiful sunny day in June when I walked along the cliff top at Beachy Head, and the views were spectacular. Looking east towards the cliffs at Hastings and beyond, there was a blue haze with streaks of purple.

Below, a calm sea sparkled in a southerly breeze and four ships, almost in line ahead, were making their way down-channel. Where were they going - South America, New York, the Pacific or just across the Channel to Le Havre? It was on such a day in 1690 that a great battle took place on the sea below the cliffs: the Battle of Beachy Head. Now there is not a great deal written about this battle in English history

A battle, smugglers and a reverend

books, which is hardly surprising as the English and Dutch fleets were soundly beaten by the French. It happened like this... A powerful French fleet was proceeding up-channel towards Dover. An English fleet, together with its Dutch allies, was instructed that at all costs it must stop the French. With just 56 ships the Earl of Torrington, First Lord of the Admiralty, would find this a difficult task; he was outnumbered by the French 80 sail. But, sensibly, he played for time and waited for reinforcements. And he was doing well until, anchored off Beachy Head on the 29th June, he received a command from Queen Mary:

Tim Parker takes a walk at one of Sussex’s most compelling sites Picture by Alan Godwin

“Fight the enemy!” In those days, if you valued your life you didn’t disobey the command of your monarch, and so the next day Torrington’s fleet attacked the French. It was a fierce battle, and what a sight it must have been for those living in Eastdean and Eastbourne: the roar of cannon echoing off the cliffs, the shouts of the wounded, the sinking ships, fire and smoke. The French won the day, and Torrington had no option but to lead his defeated ships towards Dover. The French followed, but they too had been damaged and they were unable to take advantage of their victory. As for Torrington, on arrival in London he was sent to the Tower and put on trial. Mercifully, The Lords determined that he had done his best and found him not guilty.

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Above: Belle Toute Lighthouse at dusk Right: Jonathan Darby’s amateur lighthouse, built into Birling Gap, at the turn of the last century

“If you were to take a look at the charts of the inshore waters round Sussex you would be astonished at the number of wrecks marked on them...”

the inshore waters round Sussex you would

first in Sussex, has long disappeared - a victim

be astonished at the number of wrecks

of erosion. But it was real enough, and here’s a

marked on them: hundreds, even thousands.

marvellous picture of what it looked like at the

Shipwrecks were a major problem in the 18th

turn of the last century (above).

Century, when England relied on her maritime

In 1834 Parson Darby’s amateur lighthouse

power for trade and prosperity, before long

was replaced by the splendid Belle Toute Tower

lighthouses – sometimes just open braziers

which still stands proud on the cliff top. Built

– were erected along our coast. Sussex was

from Aberdeen granite, which teams of oxen

home to one of the very first in the country,

dragged across the Downs, this new lighthouse

That day in June when I was last on the cliff

the work of Jonathan Darby, a former Parson

was not the success that everybody hoped it

the Channel was peaceful, and it was difficult

of Eastdean Church. He was a remarkable man

would be. It was badly sited; sea mists and fog

to imagine the dangers just below the surface:

who had been disturbed by the loss of life

would obscure the light and in 1902 another

strong currents, shoal water and rocks. Over

and ships off Beachy Head and in the 1800s

lighthouse was built below Beachy Head. It’s still

the years many brave men have lost their lives

he determined to do something about it. He

operating and casts its light for some 25 miles.

and their ships on the reefs which extend some

enlarged an old smugglers’ cave at the foot of

At 550 feet above sea level Beachy Head is

five miles out to sea. I remembered a previous

the cliffs in Birling Gap. On stormy nights he

often in the news. In wind and fog the Head can

occasion when blue sky was suddenly replaced

would climb down to the foreshore and into

be a dangerous and sombre place; it’s easy to

with a swirling mist and the visibility reduced

the cave where he lit lamps to warn ships that

get lost. And there is another dark side - those

to a few yards. In a matter of minutes I lost my

they were in danger. Not all his parishioners

occasional sad persons who seem to be drawn

sense of direction. I was soon cold and anxious

would have been pleased – in those days

to the cliffs. Another body was recovered there

and there was an unnatural silence. The herring

smuggling was a large part of the local economy,

this morning – the end of a line.

gulls had ceased their raucous cries, replaced by

and they would miss the booty and the cases

Still, despite the darker shadows, on a sunny

a long, loud moan which echoed round the cliffs.

of brandy that would be washed ashore after

morning Beachy Head is one of the most

The moaning was of course the Beachy Head

a storm. And of course there were rumours,

marvellous places in England. And Belle Toute?

Lighthouse, warning ships and yachtsmen that

malicious or otherwise, that Jonathan Darby did

Well, she’s still there, although she had to be

they were standing into danger. But it gave me

a little smuggling himself, but there’s simply no

moved 100 yards from the cliff face. Now some

a fright.

doubt about his courage and his desire to help

entrepreneur offers bed and breakfast within her

If you were to take a look at the char ts of

those in trouble. Now Darby’s lighthouse, the

walls – not a bad end for the old lady.

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Top of h her er lleague eague As the new Head of one of the county’s most outstanding and elite girls schools, Lorna Duggleby has had a big challenge on her hands the last few months leading Brighton and Hove High School through to continued success. Absolute Brighton asks Ms Duggleby how being at the helm has been for her so far Congratulations on your new role. How has the first academic year been for you at Brighton and Hove High School? I began my role at Brighton and Hove High School GDST as Executive Head and so it was wonderful to come here full time as Head in January. It meant that I was able to get on with things much more speedily than usual as I already had a handle on the school. The main thing for me has been getting to know the girls. As Executive Head I was only here for one or two days a week. The girls are what the school is all about and I have tried to get involved with as many activities as possible so that they can get to know me too. Please tell us a bit about yourself and where you worked prior? This is my third headship. I have worked at all kinds of schools in the past, all boys, all girls, mixed, state and independent. I feel very privileged to have had such a wide educational experience. My last school was Bromley High School also a Girls Day School Trust school. I was Head there for nine years. I am married and have two grown –up children – a son of 26 ( a music graduate) and a daughter of 23 (a psychology graduate, about to embark on a PGCE). When I finally get home, I enjoy reading to unwind and listening to all types of music. I take the dog for long walks to try to stay fit! When you were given the news that you were to be the new Head of Brighton and Hove High, what were your initial thoughts? As I already knew the school I was absolutely delighted. I feel that I have much to offer and want to make quite a few changes so that the girls and their parents get a really first-class education here. And now you have been able to enjoy a school year there. Have you put any changes/improvements in place? Yes, quite a few! Our examination success is well-known but we have set in motion several new tracking systems to give us even more information on the girls as they make their way through

we were viewed as an academic hothouse. This is really not true. We value all areas of education and have put on several additional events (eg the Artists’ Open House and the Dance Exhibition which will be at the Corn Exchange during this Academic Year) to show us as we really are. We have also put on additional clubs at the Senior and Junior Schools. Have those changes been successful? According to all the positive emails and comments I have received, I think they have been hugely successful. But success is an ongoing thing and I think as the years go on we shall go from strength to strength. What has been the best part of your new role so far?

the School. I have been robust in terms of discipline (fair but

Being so welcomed by the girls and their parents.

firm) and I have improved our communications with our parents

How have the girls taken to you?

and the local community. I believe in a completely rounded

From the feedback given to me I think they like me. They view

education. Hitherto, many people visiting commented that

me as a person who goes out of their way to get to know them.

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They know I put their needs first, that I mean business but that I

of knowing that they are part of an historic organisation which

have shown them I can also have fun with them too by taking

at any one time is educating over 20 thousand girls and young

part in the Fashion Show and the end of year Talent Show.

women, many future leaders of tomorrow.

And you to them?

What do you think has been the secret to Brighton and Hove

They are really lovely girls – confident but not arrogant.

High’s ongoing success in Sussex?

What is your ethos to a well managed and happy school?

I think all of those areas mentioned so far; the importance of a

That all systems, processes and activities lead to one thing – a

rounded education, and therefore the prominence put upon

first-class experience for the girls and therefore their parents. I

extra-curricular activities as well as work in the classroom; the

like to encourage the girls to do their best at all times and to

ethos of the School and the extent to which the staff go the

reach for the sky in whatever they choose; there is no such

extra mile to help.

thing as a glass ceiling. What do you think distinguishes your school from other independent schools? The obvious feature is that we are the only all-through girls’ school (3-18) in the Brighton area. I firmly believe that the vast majority of girls do better in an all-girls’ environment. When I separated the girls and the boys for academic lessons at the co-educational school where I was previously Head, the results shot through the ceiling for both sexes. The boys did not have the girls to dominate or show off to, consequently they worked harder. The girls felt less inhibited and more confident; they felt able to have a go and be more bold. At BHHS the ethos is very supportive; the girls look after one another and celebrate success together. A further unique feature is that we are part of the fantastic Girls’ Day School Trust. This gives parents and girls the security

And finally, what was has been the best piece of advice that has helped you in your career, and who was it from? “If it is good for the School and good for the community you do it no matter how hard it may be.” This was from Dr Jo Santana (interestingly the cousin of Carlos Santana the international musician), who was my mentor whilst I undertook my masters degree. He is a hugely admirable person – a Vietnam Vet, who flew from aircraft carriers and was shot down. He later became a High School Principal in Los Angeles. He visited my last two schools and I look forward to him coming to Brighton and Hove High School. For further detail about Brighton and Hove High School GDST please contact Sue Wilkes, Admissions Secretary on 01273 732114.

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Enjoy a taster Parents can view the outstanding preparatory school, Sompting Abbotts

Brighton & Hove High School G.D.S.T.

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SENIOR SCHOOL (11-18) Open Event Sat 2nd Oct, 9am - noon Open Doors Wed 6th Oct, 9:30 - 11:30am Montpelier Rd, East Sussex BN1 3AT

EARLY YEARS & JUNIOR SCHOOL (3-11) Open Event Sat 2nd Oct, 9:00am - noon Open Doors Wed 6th Oct, 9:30 - 11:30am Radinden Manor Rd, Hove, East Sussex BN3 6NH

the staff set out to fulfil the ideal of happy children,

developing naturally through careful teaching in an environment specifically tailored to their needs. They aim to protect childhood in a society that encourages its early decline: a world of invention, enthusiasm and excitement as well as a place of learning where sound values are taught. This is achieved by the family nature of the school – small, caring, flexible – in tune with the needs of individual children and families. Sompting Abbotts endeavours to foster a warm friendly atmosphere, encouraging respect for others and developing self-discipline. Talents are nurtured, support and guidance

All Welcome

For more information please contact our admissions secretary Sue Wilkes on 01273 734112 To arrange an alternative appointment please ring or send an e-mail to enquiries@bhhs.gdst.net Registered charity number 306983

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promoted, progress and strengths encouraged and broadened. You are warmly invited to see for yourself. Please contact the school and arrange a Taster Day. Sompting Abbotts Tel: 01903 235960 www.somptingabbotts.com

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J’adore Dylan... ...and Mark Grieves, with many others!

PLACES AND SPACES Brighton Pier Gold 2010 © Leroy Henry

Limited edition prints at the latest new gallery in Brighton

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ohn and Karen Menetrier, owners of new gallery J’adore Art welcome the latest art work of Mark Grieves. The arrival of Mark’s new limited edition art collection (whilst stocks last) is sweet music to the ears of his art

fans and collectors after a two year break since his last collection. Featuring five powerful and emotive works, the backdrop to four of the limited edition pieces is the elegant grand piano, painted with almost photographic detail and the evocative use of light and shade. Rich with narrative and exquisite fine art finesse, Mark Grieves has introduced the iconic figures of Charlie Chaplin and Alice in Wonderland into two of his paintings. J’adore also have their collection of Bob Dylan limited edition prints from his Drawn Blank Series 2010. While Dylan has been a committed visual artist for more than four decades, The Drawn Blank Series has cast a vibrant new light on the singular creativity of one of the world’s most important and influential cultural figures. Washington Green Fine Art Publishing are responsible for transforming all these limited edition pieces, for you to purchase and enjoy in your home. Another acquisition for the gallery is a collection of several original art works by Louise Dear, who is now producing some of her best work. Tim Cotterill’s frogs are on display, as is a variety of art work sculpture pieces. John and Karen can provide a Wedding/Gift list or a special one-to-one consultation to find the right special gift. Call in and arrange a suitable time with them to provide this free service, in the gallery or your home. J’adore Art, Nile Street, Brighton

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howing throughout September, at Redroaster Coffee House, Brighton, is an emotional exploration of places and spaces, documented via digital prints and screen prints. Artist Leroy Henry considers the form, lines and the space buildings occupy, and documents where structures once stood, such as the St Leonards Lido. His images of Hastings Pier and Brighton, and his prints of iconic London buildings put the familiar into a new perspective, and make us question the choices about which structures we choose to conserve. Leroy is an innovative and creative artist, educational consultant and teacher. His interest in architectural spaces has also led to explore three dimensional paper engineering. 10% of sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Pakistan Disaster Relief Fund for flood victims. London. Brighton. Hastings. Now until 1st October 2010 Redroaster Coffee House St James Street Brighton

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Between Seasons

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rt at five present ‘Between Seasons’, an exhibition showcasing the work of three accomplished artists, reflecting on the tranquillity and enchantment to be found in natural spaces. The three artists’ contrasting, yet equally engaging, responses to the landscape make for an inspiring collection of work. Far more than a simple moment caught within the landscape, Daniel Ablitt’s paintings capture a mood and reminiscence, his delicate use of colour effortlessly producing a daydream quality. Winner of the T.N Lawrence Fine Art Prize, Daniel lives in Somerset and has work in both public and private collections throughout the UK and abroad. Iaysha Salih’s work is a journey beyond the visual; it is a profound and

Forest Flowers by Daniel Ablitt

Spirit by Iaysha Salih

between seasons 11th-25th september

an exhibition of tranquillity and enchantment Iaysha Salih

Yvonne Coomber

Daniel Ablitt

nourishing experience for the senses. She aims to translate smells, sounds and innermost feelings into her art to be later relived by the viewer. Iaysha is a Reiki Master and this lends itself I want to be with you forever by Yvonne Coomber as a powerful partner to her work. Acclaimed artist Yvonne Coomber’s sparkling florals explode with a technicolour palette. Inspired by the untamed countryside that nestles up to her Devon studio, her work presents the beautiful chaos of nature. Enhanced by glitter and gold leaf, her paintings play in the light with a wild innocence. “Through this exhibition we are very excited to introduce two new artists to the gallery, Iaysha Salih and Daniel Ablitt, as well as featuring gallery favourite Yvonne Coomber.” Gallery owner Paola Calise comments: “This exhibition is a celebration of the intrinsic connection between art and nature. The transitional period between seasons, and its subtle transformations are interpreted and expressed onto canvas by these three very talented artists.” Between Seasons 11th – 25th September 2010 Art at Five Gallery 5 BartholomewsBrighton Opening Times: Mon to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm Admission free Tel: 01273 774222. www.artatfive.com

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*Tariff each way, based on a 5 day return fare, for 1 standard car (1,85m x 5m) and 2 passengers. Offer valid according to day and time of departure and to availability. Full terms and conditions apply. All taxes included.

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DOVER // BOULOGNE • PORTSMOUTH // LE HAVRE • NEWHAVEN // DIEPPE • RAMSGATE // OSTEND

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