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ISSUE No/ SEVEN . WORCESTER’S MOST STYLISH INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE


LET US ENTERTAIN YOU Summer is here and at the Worcester Styles HQ we are in the full swing of it! We have got a great selection of delicious independents, stylish boutiques, trendy sun traps and hot news for you stylish sun lovers. Never one to miss a great find, we have scoured Worcester’s streets to deliver this Summers fittest and finest.

The latest apps, cuts, styles, must haves, need tos, have to tastes and can’t miss or be withouts all packaged in your handy styling book. So sit back and let us entertain you, find your favourite corner, cafe or courtyard, put your feet up, the stunners on and digest your Worcester Styles in the summer sun.

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PERK ME UP CHAT ME UP At Worcester Styles, we’re all about championing independent businesses that add to the diversity of the City. One new kid on the block that is making a positive impact on Worcester’s coffee culture is Coffee Dough. If you haven’t been then you haven’t yet tasted good coffee. Inspired by the café bars of Milan, where one of its cofounders spent several

Are you using the tech darling of the moment – Snapchat? If not, why not? This is the hottest and most controversial social app that’s currently seeing more than 350m photos shared every day. This app basically allows you to communicate primarily with photos and limit the time recipients can view your ‘Snap’ before it selfdestructs. Conversations are intentionally shortlived as images can

years soaking up the café culture, this independent coffee shop knows a good coffee blend when it roasts one! Months and months of deliberation and taste tests went into its rich and complex custom blend of Brazilian, Columbian and Costa Rican coffee beans, to give you a full bodied coffee that will leave you on a high and perk up your day! Check out pg 27 for more.

PICK ME UP The limit is not in the sky, the limit is in the mind! And with this sort of negativity comes a dull life of wishful thinking and no action. So, take action and do these two vital things: 1. B  uy this uplifting book by Pam Grout - E-Squared: Nine do-it-yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality. 2. C  hange your mind set to shape your life the way you want it to be. Simple, well at least the first one is anyway!

only be viewed once, for up to 10 seconds. With this throwaway attitude, you can have a lot more fun with your selfies, so get ‘snapping’ and see a whole new visual world open up.

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CUT IT UP Love is in the hair and we love nothing more than that ‘just stepped out of a salon feeling’. So, we’re super excited about Worcester’s latest addition – Hare & Hyde. This stylish new salon offers a variety of cut and colour services for men and women, as well as bridal hair and makeup, so book your appointment today and start collecting your hair miles.

SNAP IT UP the globe’s industrialised nations where drinking among girls is a larger problem than among boys.

Continuing on the success of ‘Regal’ here is Made ‘N’ Dye’s latest publicly available print ‘Daddy’s Girl’ another piece with a timely release.

It is with this in mind the print has been titled ‘Daddy’s Girl’.

A report has found that British girls are the second most likely to get drunk in the developed world. The UK is one of only seven of

Turn to pg 50 to win a signed Artist Proof courtesy of irmonkey.co.uk

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our music on the move through our smartphones.

Ditch the CD collection and get with the times, music streaming is coming of age and you need to keep up! We don’t buy CD’s and own our music anymore; we simply stream it instantly at the click of a button. We’re of an age now where we listen to

So grab your CD’s, post them to music magpie to get some cash and start creating your online playlists on Spotify, the first streaming service to capture the UK’s attention.

At £4.99 per month (without adverts) this site gives you a flexible, cost-effective way to access music on demand wherever you are. spotify.com

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STUBBLE TROUBLE: TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD?

Throughout history beards have signified prestige and gravitas and in the last year, they’ve taken centre stage in the world of fashion. If you want to look sharp, forget the clean-shaven look and opt for the designer stubble. Facial hair is no longer a by-product of puberty; it is now an art form, a fashion accessory and a means of self-expression for men. But, it hasn’t always been this way. In the past, if there was even as

much of a slight whiff of stubble during the week, colleagues would be asking how my night was, or friends would be rallying around me in a state of panic, thinking I was about to slip into a state of depression. Admittedly, any facial fuzz used to be a sign of laziness, usually connected with a late night, a hangover, travelling, winter bad habits or homelessness. Now, thanks to David Beckham, Jake Gyllenhaall, Ryan Gosling, Ben Affleck and Chris O’Dowd,

the beard has taken on a new life form. It is the epitome of cool. A tailored suit, expensive watch and designer shoes simply doesn’t cut it any more, it’s all about the hair on your face and how you wear it. If that wasn’t enough, there is even a blog dedicated to beards, to fuel our fascination with ‘beard porn’ and inspire your next facial hair extravaganza 100beards.tumblr.com

WE’VE OUTLINED BELOW A FEW HELPFUL TIPS, SO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BEARD IS TOO BIG: 1. You can wring it out at the end of the night for an extra drink 2. You don’t need a duvet to keep you warm at night 3. You have food for a week, should your fridge be empty 4. You’re contemplating topiary 5. You buy your grooming products from a local hardware store 6. You have sheepdogs trying to round it up

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With the growing popularity of facial fuzz, the obvious answer is no to shaving, but yes to trimming that designer stubble. For now, the Gillette Razor has been pushed aside in favour of the electric clipper and chin bristles are now a serious fashion accessory. But, what if I was to add the word ‘legs’ into to the initial question? Well obviously for a girl, yes daily! I mean you don’t keep a hedgehog as a pet do you, so why would you want to date one? And, what if I was to further add ‘your legs’ into the equation? Well, a few years ago the general response from the ordinary man would have been a straight no are you kidding me! Now however, there’s trouble trending in the male grooming arena and an increasing number of chaps are shaving, waxing, veeting or lasering off their leg bristles. Having legs as smooth as an Action Man is common practice in the sporting world and you’ll find most swimmers, cyclists and triathletes have been doing this for years, since the turn of 20th century. Among the Lycra set,

smooth legs are touted as a rite of passage and a performance enhancing procedure. Apparently, the practice not only helps athletes to mentally ‘feel faster’, it physically reduces drag and ultimately shaves off milliseconds but we’re not all Chris Hoy, Alistair Brownlee or Michael Phelps, are we? Saying that though, the modern man is a lot more ‘body conscious’ than our caveman predecessors and the male grooming routine is expanding by the day, so maybe we should give it a go? At least by shaving our legs we can accentuate our muscle definition rather than hide it and we can raise the bar with women, too, and show them how to do it properly! Now that is a challenge I would like to take on!

Neville competition Father’s Day is on 15th June 2014, why not give your dad a helping ‘shaving hand’ to look sharp with Neville. To be in a chance to win a Neville gift set answer the following question... Fathers day is what date? Email your answers to dad@worcstyles.co.uk and the winner will be picked on the 5th June 2014.

Now how far do we go lads? ‘Legs, Bums and Tums’ turns out isn’t just the name of a ladies workout... think about it.

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T R E AT Y O U R S E N S E S YOUR MUST SEE, HAVE TO VISITS AND CAN’T BE MISSED LIST

Sometimes we like to treat ourselves to nice shiny new things and other times we like to indulge in new experiences. If you’re looking for something to do this Spring, we’ve listed a few suggestions below to send your senses into overload!

Folk Festival Spend your May bank holiday weekend soaking up the folk music, chorus groups and ceilidh bands at the annual Upton-uponSevern Folk Festival.

Full and Half Marathon Head down to the Worcester Warriors Rugby Ground and feast your eyes on a sea of runners taking part in this 26.2 or 13.1 mile event. If you won’t join them, then at least cheer them on!

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T R E AT Y O U R S E N S E S YOUR MUST SEE, HAVE TO VISITS AND CAN’T BE MISSED LIST

8th Annual Motor Festival You can look but you can’t touch the array of rare and historic vehicles being showcased here, otherwise you might have a very heft bill on your hands and we wouldn’t want that, would we? worcesterbid.com/ motorfestival

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LitFest & Fringe Enjoy a variety of writing workshops, spoken word performances, illustrated talks, poetry competitions and more around this year’s theme ‘A Prelude to War’.

For more info or to find a full list of 2014 events in Worcester, go to visitworcester.co.uk

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Three Counties Show

Upton-upon-Severn Jazz Festival

Celebrate Father’s Day on 15th June and take your old man to the largest countryside show in Worcestershire to see the best of farming, food and rural pursuits. We guarantee he’ll love it!

Enjoy hot rhythms on the banks of the River Severn at the 29th annual International Festival of New Orleans, Hot Club, Dixieland, Comedy, Trad and Swing styles of Jazz in venues throughout the town.

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Good news for lazy girls Spring’s biggest trend is laid-back and fuss-free old world braids, mixed textures and simple adornments.

Old World Braids Plucked out of the romantic past, the messy milkmaid or crown braid is

making a come back. This lived-in,

rumpled updo oozes folkish innocence and connects the old-world romantic look with todays rebellious attitude.

MIXED TEXTURES Effortless soft waves are recapturing

our imagination this season. Whether your hair is chin-length, waist-length

or in-between, there’s nothing quite so simple or effective than some loose

easy, waves. Forget Hollywood curls, think more randomly placed, tousled

locks and care-free mermaid tresses.

Hair Accessories This season is all about delicate embellishments that evoke the elegance of eras past: Add a scattering of tiny flower blossoms to a messy up-do for an enchanting fairytale look. If timeless elegance is what you are after, then complete your low regal ponytail with a leather-embellished headband.

GET THE LOOK IN JUST A FEW MINUTES Part your hair down the middle and split into two sections; Holding one section in your hands, divide this into another two sections; Take a small piece of hair from the outside of one section and pull it over the top to bring it to the inside of the opposite section;

Sprinkle gold leaf flecks into a soft, messy do to achieve the vintage look with a decadent touch.

Then take a similar sized piece from the outside of the other section and pull it over to the inside of the first section and pull tight;

Just to note, fishtail braids look best with a slept-in look, so tease the braid by pulling out some strands for a more textured look.

Repeat this process until you reach the end and tie with an elastic band; and, Voilà! There you have it, an easy-peasy textured style that screams casual chic!

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TIME TO…

…dejunk your house

Had enough of all the clutter clogging up your cupboards, spare room, office and hallway? Well, roll up your sleeves and take a look at our quick guide to dejunk your house in a weekend.

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Acknowledge you have been a secret squirrel. Don’t be ashamed, we all have an inner hoarder.

Tackle each room in order of priority, don’t do them all at once.

Make sure you have some cardboard boxes and bin bags at the ready, you don’t want to cause yourself more pain than necessary. That wouldn’t help anyone!

Organise your junk into piles to sell, giveaway, recycle or throw away. And, remember this golden rule… if you haven’t used it or worn it in a year, ditch it! You’re not going to!

Rope a friend in to helping you. Doing this on your own sucks but someone laughing at your gran’s gaudy china set can make all the difference, oh and get some beers in. You need to reward yourself for your hard work.

KEEP, TOSS OR DONATE Organise your storage with vacuum seal bags. Store seasonal clothes in a suitcase. You don’t need a balaclava for the beach now do you? Hold a car boot sale, it is amazing the junk people will buy. Start selling on eBay or via other websites like Amazon, Music Magpie, Cash In Your Gadgets. Donate what you don’t need to charity or give away items to Freecycle.

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FA S H I O N A B L E L AT E

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FIX UP LOOK SHARP AND TACKLE YOUR DAY WITH STYLE, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE.

I don’t often win races but when I do, I walk it! I am just one of those people who can’t handle being late. I will get the early bus, train, or leave the house bang on time to make sure I am where I need to be – I just don’t get how you can be a little bit late. Surely just leave 5 minutes earlier rather than arrive 5 minutes late? If the unfortunate situation arises where I am, God forbid, running late, you can spot me dashing through the crowds like a mad lady. Almost to the point that I walk so quickly, I hear sound effect noises in my head! This does of course bring up some

that silly little dance to let each other by. But when side-by-side, who lets who past?

problems; accidental shoulder barging through the streets and arriving hot and bothered at my destination, to name a few. But I’ve always been this way and I don’t think I’ll change.

So, whilst briskly walking across campus to a lecture a few months back, I heard some rather fast paced footsteps behind me. Unfazed, I carried on walking but the footsteps behind me became quicker and louder. I turned around to see a girl, clearly late, as she had adopted a similar brisk walk to myself, approaching me. Our eyes met briefly and I turned back around, challenge accepted. It was game on and we were racing. It doesn’t help that I am also quite competitive, so when I realised this girl really

I should probably mention that I have just started University at Worcester and I am oh so keen to arrive at my lectures on time (typical first year student). Apart from the problems I have mentioned, there is also one, slightly awkward situation that I found myself in en route to a lecture. I had never thought about it before, but what if you come across somebody else in such a rush. If you meet head on, you do

was trying to over take me, there was no letting her past! She caught up with me for a few steps, which made things that little more awkward. I was now walking, almost running in time, with a total stranger. But, I lengthened my stride just a little and edged in front. She eventually pulled back to admit defeat. I was the clear winner, and it felt good. I also arrived at that lecture early, surprisingly. Sometimes you just need a little victory like this to get you through the day…!

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Match made If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then pearls are her classy big sister.

Most of us are used to thinking of diamonds and pearls as statement jewellery that we would never dream of mixing. Yet not only can these stones be mixed successfully, but together they become something far more lavish than they could ever be on their own. Pearls can mute the flashiness of diamonds, bringing them down to earth; meanwhile, diamonds can take away the “old fashioned” element from pearls, making it possible to wear them in an edgier, modern way.

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While pearls reflect your glow, diamonds reflect the radiance of the lights you’ll be under. If you’re going out on a fancy dinner date in the evening, diamonds and pearls could be an explosive combination – whether you choose to wear an evening gown or a pair of dark-wash jeans and a gauzy silk shirt. The diamonds will reflect the romantic lighting while the pearls make your skin appear to radiate. A good rule to remember is to keep the two gems from competing; one should be the star while the other supports and enhances.

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Are you going to an old highschool friend’s wedding? Out with the girls? Dinner with your partner? Or just making the extra effort? Any of these would be an excellent chance to try out the mixture of pearls and diamonds. Consider the luxury of chocolate pearls and miniature diamonds as a bracelet, combined with a pair of tiny diamond studs. Any blend of pearls and diamonds in any of our pieces is set to wow.

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After work I head to the Hand in Glove to catch up with friends, then off to Puccinis for a delicious plate of Penne al Puttenesca. A favourite because one of the girls is coeliac so needs gluten free and here we get a good choice.

Work normally eats into some of my Friday evening, because I am up to my eyes in deadlines. When I can eventually switch off my computer, I go for a couple of cheeky drinks at Bolero Bar and if the night progresses maybe a cocktail or five at Keystones.

I try hard to leave work on time, it isn’t always easy but it is worth it. My friends and I hold an informal dinner party every other Friday night, which is basically just an excuse to drink nice wine, eat good food and spend an entire evening gossiping. If I am hosting, I usually give the flat a quick spruce, open up a bottle of Malbec and start cooking my piece de resistance, Chicken Parmigiana.

Saturday I cook myself a full fry up (or as much as I have in the fridge) and then into town for some retail therapy. For lunch I usually stop at Mac&Jaq’s on Friar Street and grab a few takeaway goodies for later. More often than not I am enjoying a 2-for-1 cocktail with a few girlfriends in the Olive Branch wine bar later on too. Sunday I like to take a walk along the river to clear my head and refresh my soul, so I am ready to start another hard week of work. Sunday lunch is sometimes at The Marwood. The beef roast here is better than my mum’s, sorry mum!

Saturday I get up early and take the dog for a long walk along the Malvern Hills with my girlfriend. Then spend the afternoon chilling at home or doing a bit of DIY. Depending on what is on, Saturday night we sometimes head to the Cinema. Sunday To clear away the cobwebs, I pretty much spend the entire day mountain biking with the lads. We change our location to keep it fresh and challenging but I do like the Blue Trail at Wyre Forest near Bewdley – their route takes you along a disused railway line and through beautiful woodland.

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Saturday I have just bought a new bread maker, which is my favourite thing right now. Nothing can beat the smell of freshly cooked bread. I spend hours in the morning making all sorts of loafs and then the rest of the day eating it. Sunday Sunday’s are lazy days designed for those who love to do nothing better than lounge around in their PJ’s all day.

For those of you who have to work weekends, head to the Marwood on a Monday (12-3pm or 6-9.30pm) for its great steak offer: 2 steaks and a bottle of house wine for £30. No complaints about working your weekend now!

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Blow the Budget On what: Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs Where: Tramps Nightclub WHAT’S THE DAMAGE: £480 Why: Apart from uber-cool looks, this is unquestionably one of the world’s finest Champagnes and is sure to leave a lasting note on your night out and possibly your bank balance. When: for the ultimate special celebration.

Dent the Bank Balance On what: Lois Roderer Cristal 2005

Carefree Spending On what: an Italian Prosecco, Tere De’or D.O.C Where: Bindles, Sidbury

Where: Bolero Bar WHAT’S THE DAMAGE: £200 Why: Among the most flamboyant of Cristal this is the Champagne to be seen with and one your accountant won’t get quite so upset about. When: as often as your bank account allows.

WHAT’S THE DAMAGE: £15 (ON FRIDAY’S) Why: Treat the team to a couple of glasses of Prosecco to celebrate the week’s successes and at this price you can afford to treat them a few times over. When: every Friday night!

T H E N O B UBBLES T I E M A L B Not happy enough with being listed in the top ten of Britain’s happiest places to live, Worcester has also earned the title as the eighth best performing town or city in the UK for business success. So, we thought we’d celebrate this good news and find the best bottles of Champagne and Sparkling Wine around Worcester to add some serious sparkle to your day.

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Malvern Hills

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If you are looking for a more sedate outdoor pursuit then head to the Malvern Hills, one of the UK’s 46 sites designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The picturesque villages of Symonds Yat East and West in the Forest of Dean, about six miles from Ross-on-Wye, are a must for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you like forest walking, caving, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, or white water rafting this beauty spot has it all for you adrenalin junkies.

With over 3000 acres of open space, providing good walking, wildlife viewing, horse riding and cycling routes, it is a great way to spend a day outdoors and it is absolutely free (except for the parking charges).

If you’ve never been, we guarantee once you do, you won’t want to leave. We suggest grabbing a group of friends together and booking a half-day white water rafting adventure on the River Wye or a half day climbing and abseiling the classic limestone crag.

We recommend making your way to the Worcestershire Beacon, the highest point on the Hills at 425m for some great windswept ‘selfies’ with a magnificent view.

Half day white water rafting experience from £35 for an adult (over 12 years), based on a group of 6 people

The Malvern walking festival takes place from 24 May to 1 June 2014

Half day climbing at £30 for an adult, based on a group of 8-10 people www.wye-pursuits.co.uk

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THE TRENDS The good old cup of AND TACKLE FIX UP LOOK SHARP DAYcustomers WITH STYLE, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE. AreYOUR your Tell us about Blend tea will still remain a price-led? No.5, what makes it national treasure but so special then? coffee seems to be Historically, coffee was winning our hearts. seen as a ‘special treat’, We worked with a specialist As the nation’s relationship with coffee moves from habit to hobby, we take a look at the art of making a good coffee, for those in pursuit of the perfect cup. But, what exactly goes into making a good coffee? Is it the coffee bean; the temperature; the barista; the design; the café environment; the price; or a mix of it all? We’ve been picking the brains of Ilir Fazliu, one of the co-founders at Coffee Dough, the City’s latest independent coffee shops hitting the right coffee notes with its custom blend roast.

Where did the name Coffee Dough come from? Taking inspiration from Italy,

we wanted to connect the idea of enjoying a good quality coffee with a delicious handmade Panini.

but now it is an established everyday beverage and an affordable luxury. Our customers come to us because they love the quality of our coffee blend. But, yes I do suppose it helps that our prices are very competitive, too.

Why did you opt for a custom blend roast of coffee bean? We wanted to set Coffee Dough apart from other independent cafés in Worcester. Of course, we could have bought in a known coffee brand, but how would that make us any different from anyone else? A coffee shop is only as good as its coffee and we want our customers to visit us because our coffee is the best in town.

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coffee roaster for over six months to create this smooth blend that mixes Brazilian, Columbian and Costa Rican beans with 100% Arabica coffee beans. The Arabica coffee bean is actually considered to be a more superior quality bean to the cheaper Robusta bean as it gives a more balanced taste that is both rich and mellow in flavour, and you can definitely appreciate this in our roast. Those with a super heightened sensory palate may even notice its caramel sweetness, notes of roasted almonds and smooth chocolatey after taste.

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DO NOT BEND IF THERE’S ONE THING WE WON’T BEND ON IT’S ...

...Work Life Balance a certain lifestyle bestowed on us by the media creates a burning need to earn more money; take on more responsibility for the promotion; have a bigger house or a better car; and buy the latest gadgets and designer clothes. But what does it mean if you have all this but no time to enjoy it?

It is so easy to get caught up in the daily grind of work that you actually, very easily, lose sight of your life. Business meetings run into conference calls; presentations run into imminent deadlines; and all the while you’re firefighting hundreds of emails on your iPhone! Before you know it, the week is over and you’ve only slept six hours, eaten three croissants, been to the gym once and drank 25 cups of coffee. Not what you exactly call living is it?

I am not advocating quitting your job and becoming a bum (where is the fun in that?), I am merely suggesting you notice when your life becomes too restricted by work and give yourself time to breathe. Getting the right balance will help your mental and physical well-being; help your relationships with friends, family members and loved ones who I am sure are felling ignored; and give you the chance to enrich your life with new experiences, hobbies and fun-filled memories.

But why are we (and by we I mean us British) like this? So many other countries and cultures have struck the right balance - they work hard and play hard and they rest hard too! I know I am generalising a little here, because there are always exceptions, but we seem to live to work, rather than work to live. Maybe it’s because we define ourselves by our jobs, or, maybe its because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others and striving for more. Is that ambition or just greed? We live in a culture that fuels our desire for more. The aspiration for

So, take the time to live and enjoy life and go find your ‘joie de vivre’, because I bet you’ve lost it!

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PACK&GO There are few better ways to see the world than on two wheels, so here’s our guide to the top three cycling destinations around the world. We’ve done the hard work searching where to go and what to take with you, now all you need to do is don your cycle kit and pedal! Not too difficult, eh? Where to go:

1. Italy - Tuscany This region of Italy is bicycling heaven. The cuisine, not forgetting the wine, can’t be beat anywhere in the world, and the lightly travelled roads offer every option a cyclist could want: rollers, speedy flats, famous climbs, tree-shaded lanes, farm paths, traditional training routes with bike-friendly populations, epicurean meanders and anything else you can imagine. You can’t go wrong, but you’ll go most right in Volterra and Siena, and on the incredible Isle of Elba.

2. USA - MOAB, Utah

3. Scotland - Aviemore

The iconic status of this small town in Utah can be explained in one word: slickrock. You can do things on slickrock that you just can’t do anywhere else. The traction is so great you can scale walls, bomb down chutes, and thread through sections too technical to even walk. The challenges are so great in both scale and in number, and the chance of riding them so real, you can experience quantum leaps in your skill levels on a single ride. Don’t forget though, the stakes are high and real. Getting lost on Porcupine Rim and dabbing on Negro Bill Canyon have resulted in fatalities.

This area in Scotland is very popular, with rushing rivers, native pine forests & a variety of mountain biking on offer. For the adventurous you can head to Loch Einich which provides quite a challenge and lasting memories of amazing views. For families the trails around the south of Loch Morlich will provide a good days cycling in beautiful countryside with the backdrop of the Cairngorms never far away. We all love to just grab our bikes out the garage and hit the road but what should you carry with you when your out for the long haul? What to take: • Helmet • Spare inner tubes • Patch kit • Bicycle pump • Sun screen • Water / hydration pack • Electrolyte drinks • Mobile phone • Jelly babies

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O U R P I C K O F. . . WHAT’S HOT RIGHT NOW!

Robot Head Portable Charger With the amount of apps, photo taking, talking, texting, emailing and playing games that our phone gets through in a day, the battery life just doesn’t seem to last. Of course, you could just use it less, or you could grab yourself one of these dinky portable chargers. Modelled after the character Danbo, this pocketsized dude has 6000mAH battery to keep you connected. It also packs two USB ports, so you can share the charging love ... if you want to.

£34.99 firebox.com

Ultimate Ears (UE) Boom Wireless Portable Speaker If you don’t have one of these, you seriously need to get one for your next weekend of debauchery. This 360˚ portable, wireless speaker drops bold, immersive sound in every direction. With a water-resistant plasma coating and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 15 hours of non-stop music, you can ‘boom! shake shake shake the room’ from dusk till dawn.

£169.99 ultimateears.com

The Stingray Tree Tent Take your next camping trip to a new level and experience the great outdoors in style and comfort with this portable treehouse. Combining the versatility of a hammock with the security of a tent, you basically suspend it no higher than 1.2m from the ground and enjoy your very own room with a view.

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A bulky wallet is more than just a pain in the arse! We are taught from an early age that wallets go in your back pocket. The only problem is that a wallet in your back pocket hurts your posture and can cause back, neck and shoulder pain. Standing up, the back pocket is a fine place to stow your wallet, But when you sit down you start an avalanche of body mechanic problems. When one cheek is higher than the other you end up twisting the pelvis, your spine becomes misaligned and your shoulders slump. Fret no more though! We have found the answer to all your wallet issues with the Bellroy Nude. Not only have the clever clogs at Bellroy slim-lined you credit card conundrums but have done so with style, refinement and minimalism. A pocket for the less used culprits, two slips for notes and a ‘pull-tab’ pocket for the daily debits. This really is a back saving, pelvis preserving, mindfully minimalist, beautiful piece of pocket porn! We have lived with the Nude at Worcstyles for a couple of months now and can confidently say we are converted and will be lifetime customers! No longer do we have denim fades of wallets on our back pockets. Nor the fight of inching them from left to right to release them from our trousers. No more struggling to pull our cards from their unreasonably tight slip, with the pull of a tab we are in easy access of our most used fantastic plastic. We can some this up in 3 words. Elegance meets Intelligence.

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OBJECTS OF DESIRE We like to swoon at a good watch now and again, even though fashion is being led by the beard, at Styles HQ a quick glance at the wrist of a fellow counterpart is nothing but the norm to ensure you are either in good company, or know what you’re up against. We take a look at some serious timepieces that we would own if money was no object, but until that day we can dream can’t we. I mean after all, isn’t dreaming a form of planning? So we’re just planning our future, right?

TIME TRAVEL

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE

A TIMELY CLASSIC

TIME MACHINE

IWC Portofino Hand Wound Big Date

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph Monaco Grand Prix

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon”

TAG Heuer is somewhat of a benchmark in the luxury watch industry and this beauty is unquestionably, a watch that ranks amongst the Swiss watchmaker’s best. Aside from its devilishly sporty good looks, this limited edition timepiece based on the new 43mm Carrera 1887 Ceramic has instant impact. Its design honours TAG Heuer’s partnership with the Monaco Grand Prix. Every design detail shouts F1 racing, from its fine-brushed black titanium carbide that coats the titanium case to the black rubber strap that boasts a tyre tread design.

An historic icon brought into the realm of contemporary thinking. With a distinctively sleek and sporty look, this is Omega’s first all-black ceramic watch boasting a polished black case, bezel and black zirconium oxide ceramic dial all machined from a single block of black ceramic. The dial also has laser engraving detail and 18carat white gold indexes illuminated with super Lumi Nova pigments.

Baume & Mercier’s Clifton line is inspired by the brand’s understated men’s watches of the Fifties. Mid-century design paired with a modern case size of 43mm makes it a stylishly handsome chronograph. This Clifton model (10123) uses blued steel hands set against a silver dial with tonal silver numerals and batons. A black alligator skin strap makes it and an even more attractive proposition.

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Like a piece of luxury art for the wrist this watch puts the final touches to a welldressed man. The Portofino Hand-Wound Big Date is available in a cool-looking 18-carat white gold case with a slate-coloured dial and a black Santoni alligator leather strap or, a warmer 18-carat red gold case teamed with a silverplated dial and dark brown alligator leather strap. This edition boasts a double-digit big date display on its 45mm face and an 8-day power reserve when fully wound, so you can always be on time with stylish precision.

£17,500

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THE TRENDS THE COCKTAIL SCENE

COCK TA I LS &CASH EWS Kir Royale

Alexanders is located on New Street in the heart of Worcester City Centre which has long been one of the busiest streets for after hour activities. The building itself is an old 1930s warehouse, previously home to four distinct businesses, which over the last year has gone through various structural changes and a rigorous redesign to create one usable licensed building. Alexanders will boast two distinct areas on the

The original is the Kir. It is a popular French cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) topped up with white wine.

ground floor - the decor of one capturing the true age and origin of this expressive building with its high ceilings and raw industrial materials. In contrast the other area provides lavish and elegant decor, with areas to dance along with private seating. Both areas will utilize an intelligent LED lighting system and enhancing sound system which will provide the finest soundtrack to the weekend!

In France it is usually drunk as an apéritif before a meal or snack. Originally the wine used was Bourgogne Aligoté, a lesser white wine of Burgundy. Nowadays, various white wines, ciders or champagners are used. The International Bartenders Association gives a recipe using 1/10 crème de cassis, but French sources typically specify

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more; 19th century recipes for blanc-cassis recommended 1/3 crème de cassis, and modern sources typically about 1/5. Replacing the crème de cassis with blackcurrant syrup is discouraged. Here’s our favourite other fizzy cocktails from our Worcester cocktail scene:

THE OLD RECTIFYING HOUSE THE ‘REC’ 43 FIZZ HAND IN GLOVE ELDERFLOWER FIZZ BOLERO BAR ORIGINAL KIR ROYALE KEYSTONES COCKTAIL CLUB MARTINEZ

If you are looking for a new and refreshing cocktail these warmer evenings, we suggest you try the Kir Royale!

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HOMEGROWN WE CELEBRATE THE HOMEGROWN SUCCESS FROM OUR FAIR TOWN.

IN EACH ISSUE WE WILL BE CELEBRATING A LOCAL SUCCESS STORY, A PERSON OR BUSINESS THAT SHINES THE TORCH FOR THE ESTABLISHED OR UP AND COMING TALENT WE HAVE IN OUR HOMETOWN! Perfect Defect was formed in the winter of 2013 as a contemporary unisex street fashion brand. The creator of the brand remains a mystery with the only information available to us that they are Worcester based. The mystery behind the brand has added to its appeal and has been a major contribution to its success. The success of the brand has also helped local photographer Adam Hoskins and the Perfect Defect Model Samuel Luca Davidson, who have both found themselves inundated with numerous job offers since working with the brand. Trade mark

pieces like their baseball jerseys and basketball vests proving popular with a string of celebs like Calum Best, Sam Callahan (from the X factor) and up and coming UK artist Young O. The future looks bright for this local brand and we have no doubt it will be a huge success much like another great Worcester born fashion line ‘FLY53’. Grant Gibbs of Prophecy, Cornmarket, has signed the label exclusively as the only stockist in Worcester, other than the labels online store, and has been a major help in it’s success to-date.

“I work closely with PD to promote and stock the brand and it flies of the shelves! People ask if it is myself behind the label which is flattering, all I can say is its Worcester born and bred” You can shop for Perfect Defect in Prophecy or online www.perfect-defect.com and follow them on Instagram and twitter @perfectdfect

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FOUR WHEEL FANTASIA STATS, STYLES AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE LATEST FOUR WHEELED OFFERINGS FOR CAR LOVERS WITH A CONSCIENCE

BMWi8 STARTING FROM 99,895 Pitched as the most progressive sports car of our time, the BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise its vehicle class and be the first with the fuel efficiency and emission values of a compact car. Now, what more could we want in a car? No longer a concept; this car is now a fullycharged reality. The initial turbo diesel concept car was unveiled back in 2009 and the production version finally revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, ready for sale in 2015. Don’t be fooled by its sporty exterior, this is a plug-in hybrid that brings together the

RenaultZoe STARTING FROM £18,996

advantages of an electric motor (on the front axle) with the innovative technology of a powerful petrol engine (a Twin Power Turbo 1.5-litre threecylinder to be exact on the rear axle), to give you an extraordinary driving experience with impressive efficiency and low CO2 emissions. The BMW i8 still looks unmistakeably like a sports car after a quick glance at its super sleek design - a flat silhouette, powerfully-formed surfaces and precise lines, as well as some spectacular dihedral doors, which swing upwards when opened!

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This is the perfect city car for commuting short distances. Unlike most car manufacturers who are currently producing plug-in hybrids, Renault has created a superminisized electric only car that boasts zero carbon emissions, a quiet driving experience, a wellequipped interior, an on-board charger and an affordable price tag (around the same cost as a diesel Clio). How is the price so reasonable, I hear you ask? The secret is its battery rental model. Similar to a mobile phone contract

0-62MPH \ 4.4 SECS ECONOMY \ 134.5 MPG TOP SPEED \ 75 MPH IN ELEC MODE

there are a couple of schemes to choose from: a 36-month contract allowing an annual mileage of 7,500 miles for £70 per month, or, 12,000 miles a year for £93 a month. Zoe is the first massproduced electric car to go on sale with a tiny powerhouse on-board charger, so you can charge her regularly at home from a standard 16 amp, single phase wall box in between 6 and 8 hours.

0-62MPH IN 13.5 SECS ECONOMY: N/A MPG TOP SPEED: 84 MPH

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EATOUT So, with the lighter, longer evenings in full force, we’ve been checking out Worcester’s eating out hot spots and we don’t just mean out, we mean out out alfresco style! Holiday Vibes The Olive Branch Mediterranean Bistro and Wine Bar, Church Street

Us Brits love nothing more than to treat ourselves to a nice meal out. For starters, it saves us having to wash up (complete bonus) and it also allows us to spend more quality time enjoying the evening, instead of chopping and straining and mashing and stirring!

Don’t forget to check! Every food establishment will be rated by the Food Standards agency, make sure you check theirs out before checking in! Search the street you are in by typing it into: http://ratings.food.gov.uk/

If you want to pretend you are living in the Mediterranean, head to the outdoor courtyard at this stylish little gem and enjoy any five Tapas for £20 (weekdays before 7pm), or, share the Antipasti Board full of scrummy slices of Spanish and Italian meats and cheeses for £14.95. Now who could argue with that!

Eat, Play, Love Mode, Angel Row Grab a few friends together and make the most of your spring / summer evening in Mode’s courtyard garden. Spend your time unwinding from your hard day’s work, with a drink and handmade gourmet burger, in one of three cabana style huts. Then when you’re ready take a dip in the hot tub and let the good times roll.

Scenic Delights The Diglis House Hotel, Severn St For a more sophisticated affair make your way to The Conservatory Restaurant and head out to the terrace or gardens of Worcester’s only riverside dining experience for a delicious a la carte menu with a beautiful view. What’s even better you can bring your dog (wellbehaved of course) with you, so you don’t have to feel guilty and leave early, instead you can enjoy the night for as long as you want.

Shopping for Food Whilst we are a magazine that prides itself on highlighting all the wonderful independent cafés, shops, bars and restaurants in Worcester, it wouldn’t be right for us to not mention the budding new development taking place in CrownGate’s Chapel Walk. Next time you’re out shopping head to Bell Square and the area surrounding the Grade II listed Countess of Huntingdon Hall Theatre and you’ll find restaurant chains and independent cafés with lots of outdoor seating options available for the start of what it looking like a vibrant restaurant quarter for the City.


FOR THE FOODIES FROM FOOD QUARTERS TO FOOD FESTIVALS

Worc. Foodie Festival Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd Aug 2014 The first August weekend in 2014 brings with it the first ever Worcester Foodie Festival. The town centre will open it’s streets to Worcester’s food orientated businesses and you will be able to discover the tasty treats that Worcester and its businesses can offer you. This brand new food and drink showcase will feature tasting sessions, cookery demonstrations and workshops, stalls and fun activities. This free event is for all the family and takes place throughout Worcester City Centre. Further details will be released closer to the event, so please visit www.worcesterbid.com for more information. If any businesses would like to participate in this event, please contact Worcester BID on: 01905 731612 or email info@worcesterbid.com

Worcester’s little food pocket! Bill’s chain boasting “fine food in a casual dining atmosphere” is the latest addition to CrownGate Shopping Centre’s cafe quarter. Bill’s will further add to CrownGate’s cafe scene with Carluccio’s next door, House

opposite and fellow newcomer the Green Room also a stone’s throw away not to mention Coffee Dough in the centre’s open courtyard area. This is set to become Worcester’s little food pocket and a great destination!

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We would all like to think of ourselves as a little green fingered. However this isn’t always the case, many times the Styles bunch have tried to grow our own at home (vegetables that is) with no avail! Predominantly down to our lack of interest in digging, preparing, arranging and digging, I know, we said digging twice, we hate digging.

grow crops without digging. To prove his point, Charles took on a plot of heavy clay soil a few years back. It had been compacted by tractors over the years and water would lie on it in winter and in summer it become a hard block of solid clay. But by adding organic matter to the top, not walking on the soil and using his no-dig principles he got results!

So imagine our excitement when we hear of the new trend in growing your own, ‘The no-dig method’. This means the soil is left unturned, or not dug, and you make the beds accessible from side paths so you do not walk on the productive land. We can praise a man by the name of Charles Dowding for this time saving energy preserving method of gardening. Many gardeners find it difficult to believe that you can

We have often heard gardeners preach that you have to have good soil to start with in order to grow your own, but Charles’s work reinforces that you don’t! All hail Charles the no-nonsense creator of NO DIGGING! You can check out his work on youtube or by having a look at his insightful website.

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...by yourself If you need a little bit of ‘me-time’, make your way to the Malvern Spa and take some time out to recharge your mind body and soul. Why not indulge in a much needed relaxing back massage or rejuvenating facial. Don’t forget to take a dip in the indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool, with its vigorous bubble massage stations, powerful water jets and gentle hydrotherapy beds you’ll get rid of all that built up tension in no time. Take advantage of the 20% off all spa day and treatment bookings made 30 days in advance. themalvernspa.com

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Must buy SUMMER music TOE TAPPING TUNES, HEAD NODDING NOTES AND FACE TWISTING BASS FOR SUMMERTIME

ADESSE - BAAYI The ever-correct Prime Numbers series

big room techno flavour that favours rigid

is still going strong, this time bringing

beats, acid parps and epic swathes of

together a thoroughly eclectic range of

organ. Massimo Di Lena is on a far more

producers to lay down some solid summer

twitchy tip, with a snagging assortment of

essentials. Our favourite track is Baayi

percussion and some woozy synths that

from Adesse who adopts the tenderest

leave one feeling wonderfully dizzy!

approach, bringing a soft African lilt to a subtle arrangement of light drums and poignant chords. Truss is certainly in no mood to chill on “Redbrook”, going for a

Need that one track to get you feeling holiday ready, buy, play, turn it up and zone out.

WILL SMITH - SUMMERTIME

ICONA POP - I LOVE IT

You just can’t beat an all time classic, and

A huge party anthem which has us shouting

they don’t get much better than this. Our

along to it. Blend a contemporary take

all time favourite summer time track is ...

on punk energy with shouted, aggressive

Summertime by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy

vocals and a massive pure pop hook and

Jeff. Originally It was released in May 1991

you end up with the short two and a half

but it’s not summer for us at Styles until we

minutes of bliss that is “I Love It.”

that of “spirit of youth” and we dare you

If you don’t love it ... you’re mad!

yeah, yeah” hook while causing havoc!

hear this classic. Time to sit back and unwind!

THE NAKED AND THE FAMOUS YOUNG BLOOD A great synth-pop and electro song for the summer. An ultimate sound track song for any summer adventures with friends. The theme of “Young Blood” is to not sing-a-long with the “yeah, yeah,

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VUE A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his

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newfound courage to the test. Starring alongside MacFarlane are Oscar (R) winner Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. MacFarlane reunites many of the filmmakers behind Universal and MRC’s hit film Ted including Scott Stuber (Bluegrass Films) and Jason Clark who produce, and Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin who co-wrote the script

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W H AT T O WAT C H I N 2 0 1 4 COMPETITION TIME

TAKE A VUE AT OUR

COMPETITION! VUE Cinema Worcester are giving you the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the movie of your choice. To be in with the chance of winning one of 5 pairs of VIP tickets, all you need to do is answer the following question.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Guardians Of The Galaxy sees Marvel introducing cosmic scale to its cinematic universe following the success of Avengers Assemble. After being long mooted (and even delayed) as part of Marvel’s Phase 2 movie movement, Guardians Of The Galaxy was officially confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

WHO DIRECTS THE FILM ‘A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST’? Email your answer to vue@worcstyles.co.uk and we will pick 5 winners at random. Closing date 28/07/14

Based on the cult comic that first appeared in 1969, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a futuristic science fiction adventure which will see a group of aliens in the 31st Century tasked with the protection of Earth, the time stream and, well, the galaxy. They’ve had comicbook links to the Avengers in the past, so we’re very much expecting this film to tie in with The Avengers 2

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED MONTHLY UNTIL THE CLOSING DATE 10TH AUGUST. TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH. THIS PROMOTION IS OPEN TO ALL UK RESIDENTS (ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND) WHO ARE 16 YEARS OR OVER, EXCLUDING EMPLOYEES OF VUE, STYLES PUBLISHING, THEIR AGENTS/IMMEDIATE FAMILIES OR ANYONE PROFESSIONALLY CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION. WINNERS’ NAMES WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM UNDER INDEPENDENT SUPERVISION.

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WIN A SIGNED ARTIST PROOF Local print works AirMonkey have been kind enough to give us a signed screenprint of Made ‘N’ Dye’s latest offering - ‘Daddy’s Girl’ to give away. The 2 colour screenprint measures 420mm x 420mm and printed onto a nice 310gsm textured art paper, we love it!! To win this awesome wall art just tell us the other page number that ‘Daddy’s Girl’ appears in this issue of Worcester Styles.

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