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/ EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to your May / June edition of Beautiful South, the south’s premier lifestyle magazine.

Top photo: Great Hall at Parham House, by Elizabeth Zeschin Bottom Image: Goodwood Festival of Food, by Steven Hayward.

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We are delighted to present you with this very special 2nd Anniversary edition. It has been an incredible journey, since our launch in 2016, and we have been encouraged by the positive response from our readers… you! As part of our second year in print we have two competitions for you to participate in: win tickets for Goodwood’s Festival of Food and Racing in May, and a day out at the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend this August. We have an article on the Goodwood event. Also, there is a feature encapsulating all the brilliant attractions on offer at Beaulieu throughout the year. This bi-monthly publication is unashamedly inspired by the beautiful area in which we live. As a complimentary lifestyle magazine our primary focus is to present our readers with many of the finest aspects of life across the Hampshire, West Sussex, and the surrounding areas. In our two years, this has been achieved by highlighting the excellence of local fashion, style, interiors, outdoor living, food and drink, health, motoring and more. Fabulous local businesses – many of which are family owned and right on our doorstep – have been featured in countless articles too.

Today, we are now the largest printed and hand-delivered lifestyle magazine in the region. Our readership continues to grow in both print and online. The whole team at Beautiful South are incredibly excited to see how our content will develop. In this special edition we have an excellent interview with Dame Esther Rantzen DBE. It is an honour to have the opportunity to feature her charity work and television career in this magazine. Let’s not forget about her connection with the glorious New Forest. Dame Esther is a radiant example of putting other people first and valuing life. Enjoy the read. Furthermore, we spoke to local designer Deborah Campbell about the importance of sustainable fashion. She believes there has been a shift with many retailers’ who are using sustainable practices. Beautiful South strives to publish content which is of interest to you. This publication would not be possible without your ongoing support. That’s why I am interested in hearing about what you think my team should be writing about. If you have any ideas on how we can continue to improve our content, please email myself at info@beautiful-south.co.uk. Here’s to the next year!

Denise Lloyd Denise Lloyd, Managing Director

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THE STYLE EDIT & STYLE INSIDER The Revolution of Sustainable fashion

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Pedal by Pedal The Golden rules for Healthy Hair

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INTERIORS Inspired by the Nature of Flowers

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FOOD & DRINK Emsworth’s Fabulous Flavours A Taste of Tradition...

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GENTLEMAN’S NOTEBOOK Grooming worth shouting about

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COMPETITION Goodwood Competition

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THE INTERVIEW Dame Esther Rantzen DBE

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MOTORING Alfa Romeo

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PRODUCER PROFILE Langley’s England

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SPECIAL FEATURE National Motor Museum - Beaulieu

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OUTDOOR LIVING Parham House & Gardens

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TRAVEL Escape to Bali

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SPECIAL FEATURE Goodwood Festival of Food and Racing

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SPECIAL FEATURE The Wonderful World of Watercress

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COMPETITION Beaulieu Competition

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EVENTS GUIDE

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CONTRIBUTORS

Beautiful South, Unit 1 Viceroy Court, Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3LJ


THE

style EDIT THE REVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION By Danielle Beavis–Smith

Do you ever question a world without nature or living forms? Frightening thought we know… Sustainability is a concept allowing fashion designers to use environmentally friendly materials so we as consumers can live in harmony with the natural world while making an effort to protect it from damage and destruction. When did you last turn down a dress, simply become it was constructed with a questionable ploy-blend?

The answer would most likely be never. We understand; we all live in our clothes! Some of us can be naive when it comes to what materials make our clothes and the fact it does matter. Here are some selected key fashion facts Beautiful South has gathered for you to understand… 1. Extending life of clothing by a further 9 months would reduce carbon waste and water footprints by around 20-30% 2. It takes an average of 7,000 litres of water to produce a pair of jeans. This is the amount of water you drink over the course of 5-6 years 3. 20% of industrial water pollution comes from the treating and dyeing of textiles An effort to create a world that nurtures nature has become a key design trend for many fashion brands, with sustainable practises at the heart of everything they do. We are jeopardising our very future with unsustainable practices that are damaging the natural forms of our world.

Palm Baja Printed Hemp Culottes and Palm Baja Button Back Hemp Top, both products £59.90, Thought Clothing, www.wearethought.com

Margaret Ruffle Top, £65.00, People Tree, www.peopletree.co.uk

Nevertheless, there are solutions the fashion world is currently undertaking to resolve these issues! The essence of quantity is vanishing and instead quality is emerging through the seams with creative and innovative clothing solutions that are re-defining the fashion world perception of what it means to be sustainable. Pineapples, mushroom, recycled fabrics, plastic bottles and organic cotton are many textile resources that are transforming the textile and garment industry. We can create a roadmap for the future of sustainable development. It is about living in harmony with our surroundings by adopting sustainable solution into our daily lives.

Daniella Ecostone Grey, £195, Bourgeois Boheme, www.bboheme.com


style insider BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD Beautiful South’s Danielle Beavis–Smith speaks about the importance of sustainable fashion with the inspiring and influential designer Deborah Campbell from Winchester, who prides herself on responsible design solutions. What influenced you to become a sustainable fashion designer? I worked in fast fashion for 18 years. I’ve seen first-hand how the trade has changed dramatically. Most notably fast fashion retailers deliver fresh styles into their stores on a weekly basis. There used to be a system, each season new stock would be delivered, now there is no such thing as a season. This has led to massive over consumption and discarded garments heading for landfill. Consumers and retailers have driven the price of clothing so low, in some cases you can buy a tee-shirt for the same price as a cup of coffee. Traceability of where clothing is made has become an issue, as the industry outsources to countries such as the far-east, India and developing countries such as Cambodia. Some factories work to best practice with fair trading in place. However, by driving the prices down, the biggest losers are often the workers, their conditions, rights and pay, are compromised, resulting in corners cut and disasters like the collapse of the factory Rana Plaza happen where 1133 people lost their lives. There is a shift in thinking and some retailers are using sustainable practices within their businesses. This is positive news. However, we still have a long way to go, as companies need to change whole systems in order to embrace closing the loop and working to a more circular economic approach. To carry this shift forward, influential people must educate consumers on this environmental matter to shift consumers mindsets. How are you dealing with the concept of regenerative design solutions? Regenerative design solutions are aiming to transform the industry. Regenerative approaches aim to reconnect people to nature by designing systems that co-evolve with natural

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systems. For instance, a company called Modern Meadow who create leather re-imagined for a modern age, are at the cutting edge of this new circular way of working. Modern Meadow design, grow and assemble collagen. Growing biofabricated materials without an animal might seem futuristic, but at Modern Meadow they are making it a reality. They have created a bio-leather material called Zoa and are leading the way in biofabrication. I hope this innovative way of producing will revolutionise how fabrics are produced across the fashion industry, and I can’t wait to see the change. What is your most interesting sustainable fabric that you use when designing? Recycled plastic bottles are a solution to creating clothes and something I have used in my past collections. However, there are concerns regarding the microfibre particle leakage of fabrics made from plastic bottles. Companies like Patagonia are researching this issue. My current collection is made up of organic cotton and modal. In the future, I am looking into using recycled fishing nets and hopefully one day working with bioleather Zoa, which will be exciting… Dcampbellatelier dcampbelatelier

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Karen’s passion and experience has led her to becoming a trusted figure for fashion among many local ladies.

Karen George Ltd, based in Emsworth, is passionate about offering ladies of all different ages and sizes a place where they can rely on excellent quality products and gorgeous style. The independent retailer has been offering a strong selection of shoes, clothing and accessories to women since its opening in 2017.

The name, Karen George, is a combination of her name and her son George. She says it is a special feeling seeing their names together above the door. Karen added: “It feels really great when I hear customers gasping at how lovely the shop is and repeatedly saying what beautiful things we have. I choose stock which I think is pretty and comfortable – it sells, so I must be doing something right!”

Formerly Rachel George of Chichester, the rebrand and rehoming came as an opportunity to open a shop at their current location, arose. They are now at the heart of the community. Karen Hall, proprietor of the store, stocks a range of brands including: Caprice, Cefalu, Robell, Marble, Adini, Luella and A Postcard from Brighton. She said: “Since moving from Chichester we have had a positive response from local people.’’ ‘‘Many of the customers we had at our previous store continue to shop with us here. Also, we see lots of new faces, which is really encouraging.”

“I love my job and welcome anyone from Emsworth and the surrounding area to pop in for a chat and a no obligation browse of our range. Meeting new people is one of the best things about my work. I want repeat business and for my customers to feel that they can visit without pressure to buy.’’ “We stock a range of footwear which is fantastic for style and comfort, alongside clothing and accessories which look stunning too. Many items are a ‘one size fits all’, so I am confident those browsing our range will find something suitable.”

Karen George

Take-a-look at the range of brands available at Karen George at www.karengeorgeltd.co.uk. A member of the team will be available at the store on 01243 379966. Email: sales@karengeorgeltd.co.uk

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have also found their life expectancy is two years over the average. Boys aged between 10-16 who cycle regularly to school are 30% more likely to meet recommended fitness levels, while girls who cycle are 7 times more likely to do so. Cycling continually burns calories. The number of calories you burn does depend on your weight, height, age and how fast you ride. Generally, cycling burns about five calories per minute. A report recently published in The Guardian states “the sport [cycling] also preserves muscle and helps maintains stable levels of body fat and cholesterol.” This is excellent news for those who are conscious of their physical ability and overall health. It’s no secret cycling has a positive impact on our health. Research shows the activity may also sharpen your thinking and prevent stress. Beautiful South explores the rise in popularity of cycling, with both men and women, and how the pedal power is worthwhile… The story of the bicycle began in 1817, which was when the first verifiable claim for a practically used bike was built. Owned and used by German Baron Karl von Drais, who was a civil servant to the Grand Duke of Baden in Germany, he called the vehicle his Laufmaschine, which is German for “running machine”. Unsurprisingly, the bicycle took the world by storm and has continually evolved over centuries. The range of pedal bikes is extensive. Road, track and mountain bicycles are the primary forms in which people cycle. There is

also BMX, cyclocross, speedway and many additional methods.

CYCLING IS A BIG DEAL Hopping on to a saddle is more popular than ever before. There is a growing number of cycling enthusiasts keen to pour their passion onto others’ encouraging them to regularly pedal. Even though the Netherlands is labelled as the country for cyclists, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden are also champions with leading the sport… and the United Kingdom has a growing emphasis on the mode of transport. Let’s face it, Britain is full of marvelous destinations in which you can cycle. Locally, the

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South Downs offers gorgeous views with miles of cycle tracks across glorious countryside. Even our nearby cities can accommodate cyclists well – with designated bike lanes and spaces to explore. A study of 264,337 people found that cycling to work is linked with a 45% lower risk of developing cancer, and a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to commuting by car or public transport. On average, those who cycle as part of their commute take one day a year less off work being unwell compared to those who do not pedal at all. The health benefits of cycling outweigh the injury risks by between 13:1 and 415:1, according to various studies. People who are in their mid-adulthood and cycle on a regular basis typically enjoy a level of fitness similar to someone 10 years younger. Studies

If you are eager to rejuvenate yourself then cycling is an excellent sport to steadily make your objective a reality. Whether this is outdoors or within a gym, initiating something is better than not doing anything at all. If you are only starting out, consider gaining advice from those with a knowledge for cycling. Transform your body and mindset. Feel excellent. Hop onto a saddle and pedal! By Samuel Poole


/ HEALTH & BEAUTY

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for Healthy Hair

Invest in your hair. After all, you wear it daily… When we talk about beauty, we typically refer to skin. Hair is not commonly spoken about. Much like our skin, our hair can change throughout the years. As hormones fluctuate, everything from your hair thickness to its moisture levels can change. As explained by trichology expert Philip Kingsley, who states:

Hair is not immune to the ageing process, just like the rest of our body, it changes as we get older.

Beautiful South has selected several products we believe would be an excellent choice this season. All are available locally at independent hair and beauty salons. 1. Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist (250ml), £10.95. Available at: Alresford Hair Care, Alresford, www.alresfordhaircare.co.uk 2. Miracle Creator, £8.00. Available at: Ludikriss Hair and Beauty, Hayling Island, www.ludikriss.co.uk 3. L’Anza Healing Hair Care Healing Oil, £20.36 Available at John Peter and Company, Petersfield, www.johnpeterandcompany.co.uk

So, we need to fight the hands of time, to keep our hair looking as healthy as possible, whether we are in our 20s or late 60s. There are a few simple steps you can follow to improve the wellbeing of your locks, no matter what your hair type is!

Heat sensitivity: Heat can be the main cause of damaged hair. To avoid causing additional damage, it is recommended you invest in a heat protector spray to lightly apply over your hair each time you use heat to avoid creating split ends and forming a dry texture.

Massage your scalp to encourage circulation: When washing your hair, aim to apply the shampoo to your scalp rather than the ends and massage your scalp to encourage blood circulation. This process enables you to stimulate hair growth so fresh hair strands can develop.

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Balanced diet: Drinking plenty of water and eating healthier can be the most effective home treatment for hair care and will promote healthy hair follicles to create a shiny appearance we all desire. Lastly, understand your hair by seeing how it feels and how it reacts. By doing this you can adjust your hair regime to better suit what works for you. By Danielle Beavis–Smith


Genetically Modified Food With so much media discussion about genetically modified foods, it’s hard to know where to start this debate. Simply put, we just don’t know enough about the long-term effects on the environment or the human body to stand firmly on one side or another, and we’re not alone. Some 26 nations worldwide currently grow genetically modified crops, and an equal number either ban them outright or partially. Considering the vast amount of research available to us today, this does seem to imply that globally the jury is still out. It is interesting to note that some of the countries that ban cultivation, still allow imports. One of the problems with cultivating GMO crops is the potential lack of ability to contain them, and there are fears that if they do have a long-term negative impact that we may not be able to control the spread. A recent study carried out on sugar beets that were genetically modified to be resistant to a particular pesticide showed that when farmers wanted to eliminate the crop, it had mutated

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to be resistant to several other pesticides and survived despite attempts to destroy it. Add to this the risk of cross-pollination and the impact on wildlife potentially upsetting the delicate balance of the food chain, and it becomes easy to see why some may want to employ caution. In light of these concerns alone, it makes sense that several countries have enough genuine reasons to choose not to take the risk of using this methodology, or at the very least to be precautionary in their approach. It is guesstimated that 80% of processed foods contain GMOs and many countries are not required to disclose their presence on labelling. So, in truth, when we buy processed food, we can’t really be sure what we are eating. For example, if a product contains sugar made from GMO sugar beets that were not declared as genetically modified to the manufacturer. The manufacturer can list the ingredient as sugar and we, the consumer, will be none the wiser. There is not enough data to establish fact, however, the

long-term health concerns are the genesis of new allergens, increased toxicity, decreased nutrition, and antibiotic resistance, which is quite a scary risk list. We suggest, wherever possible, buy local, seasonal and organic perhaps from a nearby farmers market. This is a fun and healthy way to shop; it is social, which is good for brain health; it is gentle exercise and offers far more natural food and will help you to support your local farmer and cottage industries. It is worth remembering that only a couple of generations back, this was the norm. Imported fruit and veggies may be a treat, but when you consider the food miles and what has to be done to ensure that they stay fresh, it’s hard to believe that they can be anywhere near as healthy as something that was grown just down the road.

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Flowers

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The presence of flowers is in

FULL BLOOM once again‌ By Danielle Beavis–Smith

We all have a dream to live in a beautiful, warm and welcoming home that infuses comfort and style. Beautiful South presents the latest interior design trend of floral living which embraces light, space, colour and patterns to create a picture-perfect home. The image of a country garden where unruly flowers grow, has always been part of the decorative myth of floral living.

Duchess Garden Wallpaper from Osborne and Little. www.osborneandlittle.com Local Stockists: Design House, Southsea and Sue Johnson Interiors, Petersfield


The garden continues to have an enormous influence on the interior design industry and has developed into a whole style of decoration. Many people celebrate the country garden atmosphere in their homes. From beautifully displayed flowers to floral interior pieces.

and warmth to a room with an aura that infuses a space with colour and vitality.

Floral patterns come in a variety of hues and floral accents that can work parallel with your latest colour schemes to create a perfect decorative balance.

The beauty of both natural flowers and artificial flowers is they have a wonderful effect on our mindset – by improving our moods and to make the mundane seem exciting. Also, flowers can lift our homes to create a positive aura we can all admire.

The homes most important accessory can either be gathered straight from the garden or even brought. Whether that be natural flowers or artificial flowers. Either way, a vase full of beautiful coloured flowers can sit perfectly within the centre of your dining room table adding charm

The country garden style is at home with the natural world, infusing a room with a sense of life, ambience and character that can work in harmony with floral accessories to assist in creating a decorative reflection of the beauty that lies within the natural world. If you desire a truly unique floral piece of furniture, Material Things in Farlington create beautiful handcrafted furniture for you and your home. With a huge variety of floral prints to choose from, you can truly create a home that is filled with unique character and charm.

Products clockwise from top: Anemone Ecru Cushion, £75.00, Tallulah Fox Homewares, Petersfield & Petworth, www.tallulahfox.co.uk Fern Vase, £224, Flowers, £13-£18, John Jenkins, Nyewood Rogate. Jubilee Chair, £644, Material Things, Farlington, www.materialthings.co.uk Liberty Lamp Shade, £95.00, Design Vintage, Chichester, www.designvintage.co.uk


CREATING UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE The Bowes and Hill range, by Material Things, are an exclusive brand of handmade furniture, made to our customer’s specific requirements including special sizes. We have been combining quality, style and comfort in every piece of furniture for more than 40 years. Everything our specialists produce is tailor made and handcrafted at our home in Hampshire. Lovingly created with the utmost attention to detail by our master craftsmen, our own range of gorgeous sofas, suites and chairs are all produced on-site. Unlike other furniture specialists, our experts are available to work

with you and your ideas to create a unique and beautiful bespoke piece of furniture. Our choice of more than 10,000 fabrics, and a wide range of designs available, allows our experts to offer something for everyone. We encourage each customer to be involved in every stage of the process, from choosing what fabric is used, to the firmness of the seat cushions. Bowes and Hill continually focuses on ensuring your new furniture fits perfectly to your home. Every item of furniture incorporates solid beech frames, excellent quality springing and the finest materials available. From our modern range of furniture, such as our Chatsworth range, to our items which are more favourable to those with an eye for tradition, like “The Victoria”, our master upholsterers provide you with an exclusive piece of furniture built to your exact requirements. There are no limitations with Bowes and Hill furniture; we ensure maximum style and comfort are created for your masterpiece, whether this is for an armchair, sofa or footstool.


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The possibilities are almost endless. One recent review on a job where our professionals reupholstered an antique sofa and two chairs, stated:

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/ FOOD & DRINK

s u o l u b a F s ’ th Emswor

Flavours

Based on the south coast of England, beside the border of West Sussex, the small town is particularly famous with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers. With an impressive range of public houses and restaurants, independent suppliers, and regular markets, the community uphold strong values of appreciating and consuming local produce.

With narrow streets, Georgian houses and walled gardens, Emsworth is a charming fishing village which has a thriving food and drink culture offering a vast range of excellent dishes, from traditional English meals to authentic cuisine. Top image © Chris Doyle Prints, bottom left The Blue Bell Inn

As a result, many local businesses, including H. H. Treagust & Sons Ltd, a butcher located on High Street, have a firm passion about the tasteful food they serve. The family owned butcher has been trading for more than 90 years and was founded by Harry Hurst Treagust. The company is now owned by Richard Treagust (great-grandson of the founder), who together with son Benjamin and wife Suzanne continue to maintain the brilliant reputation of providing

exceptional localised meat. Their success has led to the launch of award-winning Harry’s Sausages, overseen by Benjamin Treagust, providing premium seasonal sausages. Benjamin said: “H. H. Treagust & Sons Ltd are delighted that Harry’s Sausages have achieved 3 golds and 1 silver for their products at this year’s Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.” “The gold awards went to Harry’s Lemon and Lovage gluten free pork sausage and Harry’s Meatballs in tomato sauce, silver for Harry’s Sicilian, and the final gold for Treagust’s Traditional Old English Pork Sausage which have been a favourite in Emsworth and the south coast for many decades. In the Treagust family tradition, Harry’s sausage meat products strive for excellence in their quality and flavour.”

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Unsurprisingly, the passion for superb food and drink continues throughout the town. Thomas Giles Babb, landlord at The Blue Bell Inn, provides mouth-watering food which bursts with flavour when placed on the tongue. Their kitchen prides itself on serving excellence which is all made in-house, while using local suppliers wherever possible. With locally caught fish being their speciality, the Blue Bell offers traditional dishes and a special bored. This destination is idyllic for individuals and small groups eager to admire an environment where people can sit back and relax, while enjoying drinks from their well-stocked bar with a wide range of real ales, as well as lagers, wines and spirits.

Our Thyme Catering Co provides a bespoke service for its clients; serving delicacies based on the requirements for each event. From a threecourse meal, to canapés, this Emsworth kitchen offer a stunning selection of dishes for special occasions. Giles said: “Our services are bespoke, and this is certainly something we promote. To be in the kitchen with Valentine, who I trained with

Giles Babb also oversees his own catering company, Our Thyme Catering Co, with friend Valentine Ibis Molokwu.

Thomas Giles Babb, landlord at The Blue Bell Inn, provides mouth-watering food which bursts with flavour when placed on the tongue.

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early in my career, we are excited to see where this company will develop as we both strive for perfection in our work.”

We use the finest local ingredients and strive to ensure each of our customers are happy with the gorgeous range of fresh foods available.”


For those who are interested in shopping locally, the Southbourne Farm Shop has a range of fresh ingredients large enough for people to complete their weekly shop. The team’s commitment to quality, fresh, local produce, while priding themselves on honest, friendly and expert service has made them the success we witness today. Typically, farm shops can be limited in their range of stock. However, Southbourne Farm Shop has fruit and veg from local growers, cakes, quiche and desserts, organic milk and cheese from the Goodwood Estate, quality meat, ales and wines, gift items, animal and bird feed, flowers and plants, logs and coal.

Particularly, their bakery is popular with those who enjoy fantastically fresh bread. Artisan bread which is baked daily at the store flies off the shelf as few bakeries across the area sell a range as broad as Southbourne’s, including: Malted Barley, Crusty White, Ciabatta and the Southbourne Wild Sourdough loaf. Ben Bulbeck, who is a partner with the business, welcomed people to see the store for themselves. He said: “We are a family run business which launched in 1982 and have been serving people with excellent produce ever since. We use the finest local ingredients and strive to ensure each of our customers are happy with the gorgeous range of fresh foods available. It all tastes delicious.” Exquisite food is even more enjoyable when complimented by a fine wine. Vin Wines, at Queen Street, educate its clientele on its tasteful range. The team believe it is important for people to understand the story behind the bottle, as well as the variety of aromas and blends which can best compliment a dish.

We are not just a wine shop where you visit to buy a bottle; we educate our customers on the wine they are drinking and the dishes it compliments. Jonathan Rogers, owner of the wine specialists, said: “We are not just a wine shop where you visit to buy a bottle; we educate our customers on the wine they are drinking and the dishes it compliments. We also offer wine tasting sessions. The aspect of understanding the wine is important. I think a growing number of people want to know why a wine from one part of the world taste different to a glass from the other side of the world.” To summarise, Emsworth is an outstanding destination for foodies enthusiastic about consuming produce from the local area. Hampshire Fayre, which exists to support local food, drink and craft producers, and the Hampshire Farmer’s Market, who hold regular events in Emsworth, both contribute to fabulous flavours people can explore in the area. Emsworth has a very proactive Business Association which you can keep up to date on all things Emsworth via their website or by #emsworthlife on social media. By Samuel Poole

Left page: Main Image © Chris Doyle Prints, top right: Our Thyme Catering. Left page, from top: a couple of Artisan loaves from Southbourne Farm Shop. A collection from Vin Wines. Top right: Harry’s Sausages, bottom left: Our Thyme Catering


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Come and see the difference… Quite simply, this is a school where girls do better. Portsmouth High Prep and Pre-School flourishes in the heart of Southsea and is easily reached on a daily basis via the school’s own minibus service. An oasis in the heart of the city, the Prep School has large gardens, an outdoor classroom, tennis courts and play equipment, as well as vegetable and flower beds where girls grow their own produce. Intellectual curiosity is developed from the start. Girls enjoy learning through a huge range of opportunities giving new and valuable experiences. They are able to make excellent progress quickly through an explorers’ approach to learning using thinking skills that apply across the curriculum and beyond into sport, music and drama. Close connections with Portsmouth High Senior School nearby mean girls take advantage, not just of specialist

teachers, but also of excellent facilities including an impressive sports hall and food technology centre. The family atmosphere at Portsmouth High Prep and Pre-School promotes exceptional pastoral care alongside high-level academic performance. The school is part of a much larger family of schools, the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading provider of independent education for girls in the country. Girls in GDST schools are confident, composed, committed and courageous. They learn together in a unique environment where girls really do better.

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The Peat Spade Inn sits in a picture postcard setting in the beautiful village of Longstock in the heart of Hampshire. Located in the Test Valley, less than a mile from Stockbridge – the fly fishing capital of the world – the rivers and downs surrounding the inn are stunningly beautiful and home to some of the best fishing and shooting opportunities in the world. A great spot to drop in for a drink with friends, enjoy our wonderful food or stay the night in comfort, peace and tranquillity.

Our stylishly restored village inn is the perfect venue for a leisurely drink or a superb 2 rosette meal with family and friends, seven days a week. With 15 rooms, we’re also a perfect place to stay that’s conveniently located on the outskirts of Winchester city centre.

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A beautifully restored traditional village pub, offering an excellent range of real ales and a menu that champions local and seasonal produce. The Thomas Lord nestles in the picturesque Hampshire village of West Meon, close to the historic market town of Petersfield and beautiful city of Winchester. In our stunning grounds, they now also boast five beautifully built, luxury wood cabins so you can rest and relax in the breath-taking Meon Valley countryside.

At the heart of charming Amport village, set alongside chocolate box cottages, beautiful country gardens and rolling hills, is The Hawk Inn. It’s a great place for a fabulous dinner from our modern British menu or a refreshing drink on our sandstone terrace with its stunning views over Pill Hill Brook. Or for the ultimate in relaxation, book a stay in one of our nine, stylish bedrooms, and let our friendly team look after you.

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for everyone’s taste. For £19, my partner indulged in the grilled baby monkfish, seated upon a bed of delightful nduja potatoes and purple sprouting broccoli. For steak lovers, the mouth-watering option between rump (£17.50), sirloin (£22.50) or fillet (£32.00), accompanied with blue cheese butter, roasted Portobello mushroom, hand cut chips and a rocket salad, is sure to leave your plate empty. The list of sweet treats available on the dessert menu is sure to entice you. We shared the warm sticky toffee pudding at £7, which was drizzled in scotch butter and partnered with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Highly recommended.

Beautiful South’s Lily Lloyd enjoyed an evening at a luxury wood cabin, situated in the breath-taking Hampshire countryside... Located in the picturesque village of West Meon, The Thomas Lord is a beautifully resorted traditional pub. Upon arrival, guests are immediately greeted by welcoming staff as you are invited into the warm free house, heated by grand log burning fires. Straight away, you take in the exceptional aroma of freshly cooked dinners as you admire the gorgeous décor of oak tables and benches which hold tea cup candles and jam jars full of fresh flowers. My partner and I were lead through the grounds to experience the impeccable gardens. As you walk through the arches across the pebble path, your eyes wander across the sight of multiple bright benches, a cosy outside hut, and five beautiful luxury wood cabins. Kept private by wooden dividers, our homely eco cabin instantly made us feel relaxed. The modern en-suite is fully equipped with towels upon a heated towel rail, luxurious robes for each person, and quirky additions such as salon nail and sewing kits.

The comfy armchairs, dressing table, TV and mini fridge surround the king size duck feather bed. Fresh milk was delivered to our door by a staff member, to partner with the variety of Tea Pig teas available. As we re-entered the pub for our dinner reservation, it began to fill with people from near and far. The bar offers an excellent range of real ales, which you can enjoy in a relaxed seating area, with free dog treats available for those with pups. The award-winning menu provides you with multiple options to tickle your taste buds. Whilst my partner and I sipped on a crisp glass of French Sauvignon Blanc, the list of starters including the seasonal soup, garlic mussels and baked camembert, really did make our choice of starter a tricky one. For £17.50 we decided upon the baked camembert share platter, which held selected meats, olives and toasted slices of bread to dip into the golden goodness. The main menu offered seasonal meat, fish and vegetable dishes to cater

After an undisturbed sleep, the breakfast available at £13.50 per guest was highly tasteful. The options ranged from bread and jam, cereals, smoked trout, breakfast filled mushrooms and a traditional full English. This charming accommodation is an ideal solution for those seeking an escape to the countryside. The lavish cabins will offer everything you need for a delightful trip to remember. For more information visit www.thethomaslord.co.uk or call 01730 829 244.


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Investing time and effort into grooming can lift your greatest assets… Male grooming has become an important aspect of a gentleman’s daily regime! Nowadays, local barbers such as Sweeney Plod in Petersfield, and Hounds Barbers based at Southsea, are broadly showcasing the importance of grooming techniques to guide men in maintaining their appearance. When it comes to men’s grooming, personal hygiene seems as if it should be the easy part of the equation. This is true, however it is also important to stay on top of grooming appearances whilst forming daily routines to continuously enhance your image. Beautiful South has selected some top grooming tips on the most important aspects of taking care for yourself. Whether your preference is vintage barbering techniques, or modern-day methods, there’s something to implement into your daily routine…

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1: Exfoliation

Itchiness, ingrown hairs and skin irritation can be triggered by failing to use the correct remedies for your skin care. To prevent these occurrences from happening, dermatologists and skincare professionals emphasise the importance of exfoliation techniques. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells and allow your skin to rejuvenate creating fresh and youthful looking skin forming a natural glow.

Men are now breaking the pattern through versatile and exquisite appearances, creating a look all men can embrace.

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If you prefer a clean-shaven look it is important that you have the right tools. Investing in a shaving foam that embeds natural ingredients, such as Aloe Vera, is a must-have to create a smooth finish. Immediately after you shave, wash your face with cold water to ensure you close your pores and apply a moisturiser or alcohol-free shaving balm to ensure maximum nourishment.

3. Facial Hair

Facial hair continues to grow in popularity with men. There are a variety of different facial hairstyles men can choose from. Whether your preference is ‘stubble’ or the ‘beardstache’, maintaining a perfectly trimmed beard is an important feature to grooming. Investing in a product that will hydrate and tame beard hair is an important aspect of creating a perfectly presented beard. Beard oil serves as a natural cologne that can eliminate split ends, control acne, and prevent beard dandruff. It takes time and effort to form a beard that looks well-manicured. Therefore, it’s important to understand the approach of how to do it!

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Choosing a hairstyle appropriate for your face shape and image is best practice. As you age, you may feel restricted by your options. However, men are now breaking the pattern through versatile and exquisite appearances, creating a look all men can embrace. Whether that is the ‘pulled back textured white hair’ or ‘Razor cut hairstyle’.


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apturing the heart of millions of people has been continual in the life of Dame Esther Rantzen. Through her television career, charitable work and personal life, the selfless journalist and television presenter remains focused on appreciating life.

Her earliest memories of Hampshire are at the New Forest. Her cousin lived in the area and a young Esther would visit on occasions to escape her London life. Esther said: “The forest has always been a magical part of the world. That is why I now have a cottage in the New Forest and my children enjoy the area too. Those who appreciate the New Forest are very torn because we want to boast about its beauty; the fact the animals wonder free and the trees look wonderful, and you cannot go outside without your welly boots on, even in the height of summer. We do not talk too much about it because one of the pleasures is it is such an unknown treasure.” Even at 77-years-old, the tranquil location offers an exquisite escape away from her busy calendar.

50,000 attempted calls made on its first night. Esther, founder of the helpline, said: “The number of attempted calls on the first night wasn’t a surprise for me because I was aware of the demand for help. The challenge was trying to find an army of volunteers to meet the demand. And actually, we still haven’t met the demand because we can only help three out of four children. It wouldn’t be so heartbreaking if we didn’t know we are often the difference between life and death between some of these young people.”

“I THINK I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOO BUSY TO BE NERVOUS - IT’S WONDERFUL.”

Esther is best known for presenting the BBC television series ‘That’s Life!’ from 1973 until 1994. At its peak, the show was the most popular on British television, reaching audiences of more than 18 million. Speaking on her television career, she said: “I think I have always been too busy to be nervous - it’s wonderful. Working to a tight deadline and having to concentrate gets rid of nerves. The most nervous I have ever been was the first night of a Dick Whittington pantomime in Bognor; that frightened me a lot. And, of course, Strictly Come Dancing.” ‘That’s Life!’ was instrumental with the launch of ChildLine in 1986. The national helpline for children in danger or distress saw

In 2013, Esther founded The Silver Line. This charity tackles loneliness among the older generation by also offering a 24/7 helpline. Esther said: “We have been going just over 4 years and expect to take our 2 millionth call this summer. The calls really give people something to look forward to and has made a tremendous difference. I am very pleased with the way this has developed and constantly congratulate our team. If anybody does feel like helping us, then do get involved.”

Esther is currently working on her That’s Life UK Tour with daughter Rebecca Wilcox. She will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on September 23. In her personal life she is valuing quality time with her children and grandchildren. Concluding, she said: “People always say live each day as if it was going to be your last. I think that is impossible. But I certainly think having something to look forward to is a wonderful ambition to have and I am very lucky - because I have got something to look forward to in my life and wish the same for Beautiful South readers.” More information on the work of both Childline and The Silver Line may be found at the following websites: www.childline.org.uk | www.thesilverline.org.uk


ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO VERDE By Wayne Gorrett As a trembling finger prods the ‘stop’ button, a deafening silence floods the cabin. My ears are ringing, my wrists are numb and my forearms ache. Excess adrenalin turns my body into a sack of Maris Pipers. On the ragged edge of legal velocities deep in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, I’ve just spent the final few hours of a memorable week with what is

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to transform BMW’s M3 to gelding status along the way, then so be it. There is a sophisticated torque-vectoring differential, a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 with strong Ferrari lineage and the sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsas deliver gut-wrenching, white knuckle grip. Performance from the engine is staggering, generating 503hp (M3 437hp) and a whopping 600Nm of torque. It sends that power exclusively to the rear axle, via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Off the line, 62mph arrives in a blistering 3.9 seconds and will peak at an unshackled 191mph. The standard Giulia offers a choice of progressively more relaxed ‘Dynamic’, ‘Natural’ and ‘Advanced Efficiency’. However, on the QV you also get ‘Race’ mode. As I left the valley floor behind and made my way up through the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, I clicked the drive mode from ‘Natural’ to ‘Dynamic’. With some heat in the engine, brakes and tyres, it was time to see what five billion euros and 800 engineers and designers felt like. The acceleration is so brutal that each upward shift from the

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rom mother’s ruin to the modern tipple, the UK’s renewed passion for gin is fast creating an industry worth exploring. Langley’s England, producers of classic style English gins, based in Totton Hampshire, are becoming more recognised with their drink. Owned by Charter Brands - the local Langley England gin is generating an increasing amount of attention at national level. With the demand for gin showing no signs of abating, UK retailers have been looking to increase and premiumise their range by offering various styles of gins to their customers. Launched in 2013, Langley’s No. 8 has developed a strong presence in the on-trade and has this year begun focusing on increasing its availability in the off-trade. Mark Dawkins, co-founder of Langley’s England, says the gin itself has strong connections with the Hampshire area. He said: “I was born and bred in Romsey. All the ideas, planning, development and continual work on Langley’s England gin is done here too, as our company has firm roots in the region. “We have worked closely since our launch in 2013 with restaurants, bars and retailers in Hampshire to

build awareness and distribution of the brand. They have, in turn, been incredibly supportive of us and so, as a result, Hampshire is a real hot bed for us.” Langley’s No. 8 is a distilled London Dry Gin, so called because in its eighth incarnation the founders felt the strength, smoothness and flavours from the 41.7% proof struck the perfect balance. The gin which is distilled a single time in an English-made pot still, is made of 100% English grain spirit and classic gin botanicals from indigenous regions including angelica root, ground nutmeg, cassia bark and cloves. The spirit excellently forms part of the iconic Dry Martini cocktail or with its unique Grapefruit and Basil serve: Langley’s No. 8, slices of fresh pink

grapefruit and Indian tonic water topped with a sprig of basil to increase aromas. Drinkers from across Hampshire have influenced the growing popularity the brand has today. Mark said: “Hampshire is generally an affluent area and there is a disproportionate appreciation of quality food and drink, fabulous restaurants, bars, delis and venues. Professionals and consumers alike try to support smaller, newer suppliers.” The co-founder also concluded that the varieties of gin available in Hampshire will continue to have a growing presence. He said: “I think Hampshire is like most parts of the UK that have a similar demographic, in that both global and regional gins, in all price brackets, have a role to play in an increasingly crowded category with an increasingly knowledgeable audience, both trade and consumer. “Big brands will always have a place on most back bars but these bars do support the smaller more regional brands too. Independent retailers tend to support the local and smaller producers more though, avoiding global brands that are all too readily available in grocers.” For more information on Langley’s England see their website at langleysgin.com. Call 02380 661104, langleys@charterbrands.com.

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There’s nothing like a tremendous family day out at Beaulieu, in the New Forest. Beautiful South uncovers many of the outstanding attractions available to its thousands of visitors each year. With more than 250 vehicles on display in the National Motor Museum, ranging from some of the world’s most iconic Land Speed Record breakers to motoring oddities such as a giant on wheels, the world-famous collection encapsulates the history of motoring from its origins to the present day. Excitingly, The Luxury of Motoring, which is a new addition to the motor museum this year, will display a spectacular assortment of 28 Lalique glass car mascots for the first time as its glittering centrepiece. A selection of the most luxurious cars ever built and the story behind their design, as well as who drove them, may be found within the new gallery. There’s a talking crash test dummy in Driving Change which explores motoring innovations, technologies and safety. The story of motoring is extensive and will bring you right up to today’s electrical vehicles. Additionally, there’s even predictions for alternative power in the future.

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Special display For Britain and For The Hell Of It features iconic Land Speed Record cars including the 350p and 1,000hp Sunbeams, Golden Arrow and Bluebird CN7. While A Chequered History celebrates the adrenaline-fuelled world of motor sport devoted to Grand Prix Greats, putting the F1 on a pedestal with phenomenal machines such as the 1950 BRM V16 and Lotus 49, and Road, Race and Rally features sports cars on the road.

a glimpse into the late Lord Montagu’s private apartment with his personal library. While The Lady and the Rebel exhibition tells the story of two remarkable women in the Montagu family, Pearl PleydellBouverie and Elizabeth Montagu, through their own words and possessions. Another selection of the corridor has become the first dedicated Soviet Russian art gallery in the UK, with paintings and sculptures demo the Art Russe Foundation.

For the onlookers who are enthusiastic about motorcycles, The Motorcycle Story journeys you though the history of the vehicle.

Saunter around the stunning grounds and gardens of 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and stroll along Mill Pond Walk for the end to a perfect day.

In addition to the monumental range of informative attractions at the Motor Museum, Palace House, the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538 offers the opportunity to see the magnificent rooms and talk to costumed guides about living in a Victorian country house ‘upstairs and downstairs’. Meet Lord Montagu’s cook in the recently opened Victorian Kitchen, which has been restored in the heart of the house with a fully working Victorian range.

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As you walk through the spectacular Lower Drawing Room and Dining Hall with their beautiful fan-vaulted ceilings you can clearly see the monastic origins of Palace House, which was formerly the Great Gatehouse to Beaulieu Abbey. A recently opened private wing gives


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Flexible working hours and the desire to ‘be your own boss’ has bolstered the UK’s self-employment community to 4.77 million – nearly 15 percent of the workforce. However, the self-employed, contractors and freelancers, may find it harder to get on the property ladder as getting a mortgage can be challenging. It doesn’t need to be. With the right amount of preparation and planning, obtaining a mortgage can be easier than you think. Let’s start with step one: Getting your paperwork in order. It may sound like we’re teaching you to suck eggs, but ensuring you keep up-to-date records and accounts is vitally important - self-employed workers still need to prove income to any mortgage lender you apply to. Our top tip is to provide more information than you think necessary, for example: • • •

Two to three years’ accounts prepared by a chartered or certified accountant, The average of your last two years’ net profit or A track record of regular work.

Accounts should be up-to-date and in order before you apply – otherwise the application will be delayed or declined. Step two: Understand your own figures Knowing your numbers and being able to talk the lender through them is equally as important as providing the paperwork. If you have a dip in your income at a certain point, you will need to be able to clarify what happened and why. By pin-pointing and explaining any fluctuations, you will seem more credible to the lender and therefore, increase your chances of getting your mortgage application approved. If you don’t have two years’ accounts, don’t panic. Some mortgage lenders will still consider your application, especially if you can prove a track record of regular work, you have left employment to work as a contractor in the same industry, or you have evidence of work lined up for the future. Step three: Consider if remortgaging is right for you If you already have a mortgage and want to re-mortgage to save money or move home, your existing lender may be able to help. If they have a history with you, they will be more likely to help than a lender who doesn’t know you.

Are you a Director of a limited company? If so, the same rules apply. Some mortgage lenders will consider retained profits when assessing an application. In some situations this can mean company directors find it more difficult to get a mortgage than their employees. The key is to not assume it’s impossible to get a mortgage if you’re selfemployed – it’s not. You just need a lender that understands the world of the self-employed. Good luck! If like Mrs Michaels, you are self-employed, a contractor or freelancer and would like to talk to us about a mortgage, please contact us and arrange an appointment in a branch local to you or by telephone. Visit our Winchester branch, call us on 01962 852716 or email winchester@newbury.co.uk

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“They opened Parham to visitors in 1948, not because they needed to, but simply because they wanted to share it with others. ”

& Gardens Parham House and Gardens, based in West Sussex, is an Elizabethan home in which only three families have lived since the original foundation stone was laid in 1577. Beautiful South delves into some of its tremendous history as it celebrates 70 years of being open to the public. There was a strong sense of warmth and a welcoming atmosphere throughout the entire duration of the visit at the Pulborough estate. Lady Emma Barnard, who’s family currently occupy the land, greeted everyone with an attentive manner. There was a clear expression of passion for her home’s history and heritage. Unsurprisingly, there is a considerable amount to boast about as the tranquil surroundings have been home to countless memories. In her introduction to guests, she writes: “The Honorable Clive Pearson, my great-grandfather, bought the House and Estate in 1922. He and his wife Alicia found it in sad repair, and together they revived and restored Parham with great sensitivity and care, collecting many interesting and beautiful things with which to furnish it. “They opened Parham to visitors in 1948, not because they needed to, but simply because they wanted to share it with others. Their daughter

Veronica Tritton, my great-aunt, followed them in this tradition. I have lived here with my family since 1993, and Parham is now owned by a Charitable Trust.” There is limited evidence regarding the history of Parham from prehistoric times until the Norman Conquest, the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.

“Parham’s beauty and peace have changed little over the centuries, and it is still a very special place.” But ever since then an impressive record has been preserved. In the year 1540, at the Dissolution of the Monastery of Westminster, Henry VIII granted the manor of Parham to Robert Palmer, a citizen and mercer of London. Robert died in 1544 leaving the land to his son, Sir Thomas Palmer, who is believed to have spent little time at Parham. Sir Thomas’ son, William, (c.1554 - 1586) married the god-daughter of Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Verney of Fairfield in Somerset, and it

is believed the existing house was not appropriate for their requirements. Their 2 and-a half-year-old son Thomas laid the foundation stone of the new house, a custom considered to bring luck. This young boy became Sir Thomas Palmer (1574 c.1605) and did not appear to have much affection for Paraham as he leased it to Thomas Bishop of Henfield eventually selling it to him in 1601 for £4,500. It took approximately six years to build the property we appreciate today. The site of the original house, which was a great deal smaller, remains unknown. Jumping forward in history to when the property was handed back to the Pearson’s in 1946, it continues to uphold its value of being an inviting location for members of the public to explore. Parham is a fine example of an Elizabethan H-plan centred around the traditional Great Hall with tall mullioned windows. The house is constructed of local sandstone known as Amberley Blue. With awardwinning gardens blooming throughout the year, the property is an attraction highly recommended for local people to explore. Read more at www.parhaminsussex.co.uk By Samuel Poole Photo: Parham House Exterior by Nick McCann


‘‘BALI’S SUN-KISSED SHORES PROVIDE AN IDYLLIC HOLIDAY DESTINATION, BUT IT HAS MORE THAN JUST SWAYING PALMS TO ENTICE YOU.’’

Bali is a name which evokes thoughts of romance, tradition, sunshine, palm trees and Blue Ocean – and all of this is true. Although the Bali of today is perhaps more 21st century than those words might at first imply, just a short way from the beach resorts, you’ll find a Bali which will match those dreams and more. The rich assortment of beautiful beaches in Bali include the relaxed charm of Sanur, where the beach slopes gently into the crystal waters; the golden sands of the more exclusive Nusa Dua; the rolling waves of Kuta and the darker sands of Seminyak, which is also renowned as Bali’s spa capital. Hire bikes to explore Nusa Dua and cycle the 5km beach boulevard before trying out some water sports, hitting the ocean with activities including stand-up paddle boarding. To experience the

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bigger waves (which Bali is famous for) head to nearby Kuta for a family surfing lesson - a brilliant experience for families with children. An hour inland is the area of Ubud, the island’s cultural and artistic heart, where spectacular rice terraces overlook river valleys and intricately carved temples are hidden away in the lush hill country. Perhaps one of the most enduring images of Bali is the sunset over the stunning temple of Tanah Lot set on a tiny island in the ocean off the coast. On the stunning north-west coast of Bali is The Menjangan, a peaceful retreat located in the heart of unspoiled West Bali National Park. With over 175 species of plants and about 160 different bird species, the park is a wonderful natural haven in one of the least-visited but most beautiful parts of the wonderful island of Bali. Explore the jungle on foot, jump on a mountain bike or perhaps

experience the park’s beauty on horseback. Whichever you choose, keep your eyes peeled for the thriving bird life, the unique Menjangan deer, a monitor lizard sunning himself on a warm rock or even a family of monkeys in search of lunch. If snorkelling or diving don’t appeal then kayaks are available, allowing you to explore the best of the bay and mangrove maze. When it comes to shopping the markets are hard to beat, particularly for batik cloth, ikat fabrics, woodcarvings, woven baskets, paintings and silverwork. If you wish to try some authentic Indonesian food visit one of the many warungs (street stalls) or Rumah Makans (small restaurants); specialities include Nasi Goring (spiced fried rice), Babi Guling (roast suckling pig) and Ayam Goring (fried chicken). Within Bali and Lombok the tourist areas also feature plenty of international dining options. Bali’s location in south-east Asia, along with excellent flight links,


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2018 Festival of Food & Racing at

Racecourse An exquisite range of food and drink as well as excellent entertainment will be at Goodwood’s Festival of Food and Racing this May. Beautiful South highlights many of the superb attractions which will be available to enjoy at the event. Thousands of people will fill the Racecourse from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May for the annual event – a celebration of the Goodwood Estate’s own food heritage and ethos, as well as showcasing local artisan producers and suppliers. Available will be a ‘Home Grown’ area where live cookery demonstrations from Michelinstarred chefs, including Goodwood’s own Darron Bunn, part of the team behind Goodwood’s highly-praised restaurant; Farmer, Butcher, Chef. Bunn, alongside farm manager Tim Hassell and master butcher John Hearne, will give talks on Home Farm – one of the largest low-land organic farms in the UK and nurtured on the Estate for more than 300 years – and how its sustainable approach has shaped the dining experience in the restaurant. For those who are inquisitive to try some of Home Farm’s produce, there will be a range of cured meats and cheeses for tasting. In addition, a bar dedicated to Goodwood’s home-brewed lagers and real ales will be pleasing to the crowds.

An artisan Farmer’s Market will provide guests with the opportunity to sample and shop a plethora of locally-sourced food and drink, as well as offering family activities for young foodies.

“Award-winning regional wines, beers, cheeses and chutneys, breads and baked goods, chocolates and much more will give a rich flavour of Sussex and the surrounding area.” Furthermore, there will be something for the green-fingered with The Lennox Enclosure. This space will provide things al fresco; growing your own fruit and vegetables, cooking outdoors and enjoying food under the sun. Guests of the Richmond Enclosure will be able to taste gins from several local micro distilleries and, if any take their fancy, visitors can sit back and enjoy them in a relaxed, hidden garden setting.

Diners may enjoy a ‘kitchen table’ experience of one-pot wonders alongside cookery, health and well-being talks, as well as children’s workshops (but only on Saturday), within the Sussex Bistro. Three afternoons of exciting high-class horseracing with the backdrop of the tranquil South Downs is the icing on the cake for this Festival of Food. Tickets may be purchased from only £12 in advance and those under 18-years-old can access enclosures for free. Call 01243 216610 or visit goodwood.com for tickets and additional information.


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Kitchen makeovers made easy We can transform your kitchen in days at under half the cost of a new refurbishment by changing the doors, worktops and accessories. That’s the pledge by makeover specialist Happy Kitchens in Hampshire. Homeowners regularly associate having any work carried out on their home with extortionate costs, a substantial amount of time and continued hassle. But this doesn’t have to be the case when giving your cooking space some ‘TLC’. Deciding to give your kitchen a makeover implies there is no requirement to start from scratch; you can work with many of the materials you already have installed.

Before... When ripping out an unwanted kitchen there is a continual trend that many of the cupboards remain in a strong condition to continue to serve its purpose. When conducting a kitchen makeover, there is less cost involved as materials are reused.

...After Benjamin Reid, Director of Happy Kitchens, says their experts can make what appears to be a complex job very simple. He said: “By simply changing the doors and refacing the fronts and any visible sides of your cupboards, you can provide an instant lift to a tired and dated looking kitchen.

By simply changing the doors and refacing the fronts and sides of your cupboards, you can provide an instant lift to a tired and dated looking kitchen.

“Our doors are completely made to measure, so you don’t need to worry about the size of your existing kitchen.”

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Replacing disused worktops with a new surface can radically change the outlook. UK Happy Kitchens has a large range of quality worktops, from UK made laminate to composite.

Without the need to ditch everything and start with a blank canvas, a kitchen makeover can take as little as two days to construct.

Alternatively, you can make use of the space your kitchen has to offer, by adding or removing units, which the team can colour match to your new doors, making it perfect for what you need. Benjamin added: “Giving your kitchen a makeover is not just about swapping the old with new, such as replacing a dated cupboard door with a more contemporary style.

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intend on serving watercress infused dishes especially for the festival. Informative cookery demonstrations by extraordinary local chefs will form a key attraction on the day. Mouthwatering recipes will enthuse those who desire to be creative in the kitchen. A World Watercress Eating Championships has continually been a success with regards offering hillarity to the event - this will make a comeback. Even though watercress is not exclusive to the UK - historians teach that the ancient Greek Hippocrates - the fathers of modern medicine - chose the site of his first hospital to be near a running stream where watercress grew so they could treat their patients. The plant has been adopted by the Brits from an early stage in our history and continues to be associated with our nation in a substantial way. After the Chinese, who have a population

of 1.37 billion (substantially more than the United Kingdom’s 65.64 million), our homeland are the biggest consumers of watercress. The main sponsor of the Watercress Festival is the NFU Watercress Association, which since 1936 has taken care of the interests of watercress farmers from the UK’s two biggest watercress growers: The Watercress Company and Vitacress. The festival will commence the National Watercress Week and is supported by Alresford Chamber of Commerce. With local arts and crafts stalls, music, children’s entertainment and fabulous food, the Watercress Festival provides a memorable day for the family. Additional information on the free event may be found at www.watercress.co.uk/festival.

he national acclaimed Watercress Festival returns to a wonderful part of Hampshire towards the end of May for its 14th year (Sunday 20th May). Foodies are set to converge at the Georgian town of Alresford, which became the centre of the watercress industry in 1865. Nestled in the heart of the splendid South Downs, the event is a celebration of the crop which has given the town its reputation as the ‘Capital of Watercress’ for more than 150 years. At its peak, in Victorian times, Alresford had its own railway line which was given the pseudonym the ‘Watercress Line’. Its primary purpose was to transport the handpicked bunches of watercress from the beds that proliferated in the area direct to Covent Garden Market. Visitors to the town can arrive at the Festival using the same Watercress Line and while the acres of watercress beds have decreased, Alresford remains one of the prime watercress producing areas in the UK, all while continuing to use traditional growing methods that utilise the clear, flowing spring waters that have filtered down through the ancient chalk hills of the South Downs.

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Thousands of visitors will have an exceptional range of fun and tasty attractions at the annual celebration. Watercress sausages, burgers, bread, fudge and ice cream in addition to watercress beer and gin will be available from more than 80 stalls which will line the streets. Nearby public houses and restaurants also

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Sunday 6th May to Monday 7th May, Southampton

Until Sunday 24th June, Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portchester

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POPPIES: WAVE AT FORT NELSON

Royal Armouries are hosting Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson. The display is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation design by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014. You can take the #PoppiesTour between 1030 and 1630. Admission is free. 01329 233734 royalarmouries.com

Sunday 6th May, New Forest

SIMPLY FORD AT BEAULIEU

Take your Ford to Beaulieu and become part of the eight ‘Simply Ford’ rally – a gathering of Fords of all shapes, sizes and age. Any model is welcome! Join hundreds of vehicles on display and browse a number of trade stands selling Ford related parts and accessories. From 1000 to 1700. www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simplyford/ Call: 01590 612888

Returning for another year at Netley Marsh Showground. Three large arenas featuring all day entertainment, attractions, dare devil stunts and country sports create a wonderful show piece. From 1000 to 1800. See hampshirecountryfair.co.uk for additional information. Phone 01283 820548.

Sunday 20th May, Alresford

ALRESFORD WATERCRESS FESTIVAL

The free festival is an annual event attracting thousands of visitors to New Alresford in Hampshire. They come to celebrate watercress the superb locally grown, delicious and versatile crop. The beautiful market town becomes the site of a huge street festival. More than 80 stalls showcase the very best local food and drink producers. www.watercressfestival.org

Friday 11th May, Chawton

GUIDED WALK: IN JANE AUSTEN’S FOOTSTEPS

Explore with Jane Austen’s House Museum for a relaxed stroll through Jane Austen’s country village of Chawton. Walk in Jane’s footsteps and find out more about the village in which she lived. From 1030 to 1200. Prices vary. Book at 01420 83262.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

ROYAL HIGH TEA

Create a royal experience to remember in celebration of the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. With views from 105 metres above the harbour and a selection of delectable treats in the memorable and unique setting of The Clouds Café. £55 per couple. Book now at: (023) 92 857 520. Visit: www.spinnakertower.co.uk

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Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May, West Sussex

GOODWOOD’S A FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND RACING

This fabulous three-day race meeting invites you to watch exhilarating horseracing, taste the finest local and national artisan foods, listen to expert foodies at our table top encounters and experience hands-on activities - all whilst enjoying the spring-time, countryside air. Tickets available at www.goodwood.com

Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June, Farnham

LOVE YOUR ZOO WEEK AT BIRDWORLD

Birdworld will be supporting Love Your Zoo Week. This is a national initiative run by BIAZA


(British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) to raise awareness of the fantastic Zoos within our country. Everyday, from 1000 to 1800. birdworld.co.uk, 01420 22140, 01420 22992.

JUNE Saturday 2nd June, Widley

SUMMER SHOW

The Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society are delighted to announce their summer show where you can see a huge variety of prize winning cacti and succulents and buy some for yourself ! From 11am-4pm at Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley PO7 5AU, only £1 entry, children are free. Visit www.portsmouth.bcss.org.uk

Saturday 9th June, Alresford

ALRESFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

This festival is one of the most chilled, family friendly festivals of the summer. Now in its 9th year, and welcoming more than 4,000 visitors, music and a fun filled ‘party in the park’ has made it an established much-loved festival. Tickets from £10. See www.alresfordmusicfestival.com

Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th June, Basingstoke

Sunday 17th June, New Place, Southampton, SO32 2JY

Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June, Hayling Island

WEDDING SHOWCASE

KITESURFING ARMADA

The recently refurbished event space will be dressed for the occasion and you will have the opportunity to meet the friendly wedding and events team to discuss your wedding day requirements. To assist there will also be a handful of recommended wedding suppliers to advise on the extra special touches. To register your attendance email: newplaceweddings@newplacehotel.com or call 01329 836504. Free admission.

The Kitesurfing Armada is a unique kitesurfing festival at Hayling Island. Bringing kitesurfing enthusiasts together, the fantastic weekend will consist of music, racing and record breaking. The weekend is the largest kitesurfing and live music event of the year. To date the event has broken 5 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ and raised more than £160,000 for charity. Free admission – charity donation on the door. www.armadaevents.co.uk or call 07930 695 384

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd Saturday 5th May, Busters Ancient Farm, Waterlooville

POP-UP OPERA RETURNS TO CHERITON This charity event is to raise funds for the Cheriton Village Hall Fundraising Campaign – to buy the Village Hall. The Open-Air Opera will be performed by the Pop-Up Opera Company – who aim to provide accessible opera. There will be a Mozart Double Bill on both nights. Two single-act operas will sit either side of the interval. In the grounds of The Old Rectory, Cheriton. Open for picnics from 4:30pm. Performance 7.30pm. Admission £37.50. £10 for 14-year-olds and under. This event is expected to sell out. Tickets from Cheriton Shop, The Flower Pots or www. popupopera.co.uk

BELTAIN FESTIVAL AT BUSTERS ANCIENT FARM

Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire will once again be opening its prehistoric gates for the annual Beltain festival, where visitors can bask in the glow of a great burning wickerman. The tradition finds its roots in ancient times, when a giant man was burnt in the spring to welcome in the warmer months and persuade the gods to kindly provide a fruitful harvest. Beltain at Butser is a family friendly event with live music, local ales, mead, scrumptious food and many ancient traditions to entertain the masses. Adults £25, children £20. Book at: www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

BASINGSTOKE THAI FESTIVAL

A two-day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at War Memorial Park, Basingstoke is brought to you by Magic of Thailand. Admission is £4 per day for adults. Under 12-year-olds are free. From 1000 to 1900. Call 07832 139802 www.magicofthailand.co.uk

Friday 15th to Sunday 24th June, Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH FESTIVITIES

Ten days of Arts, Culture and Heritage for all. Portsmouth Festivities is privileged to work with all sorts of creatively diverse venues and organisations throughout the city. Our partner venues are a big part of our offering of arts and culture to our great city. More information at: www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk 023 9268 1390

Image Below © Kitesurfing Armada Festival. Opposite page: left image Fort Nelson, right image ‘simply ford’ at Beaulieu.

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Contributors Issue 13 May/June 2018 If you are interested in advertising in Beautiful South, contact the sales team on 01730 260746 or email info@beautiful-south.co.uk

To receive a copy of Beautiful South, and our media pack, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Managing Director Denise Lloyd Editor Samuel Poole Designer Zoe Mirza Junior Designer Emma Steel Proudly published by BS Publications Limited, trading as Beautiful South. Sales team: info@beautiful-south.co.uk Designer: design@beautiful-south.co.uk Editor: editor@beautiful-south.co.uk Tel: 01730 260746 www.beautiful-south.co.uk Address: Beautiful South, Unit 1 Viceroy Court Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3LJ BS Publications Limited cannot accept responsibility for unsolicited submissions, manuscripts and photographs. While every care is taken, prices and details are subject to change and BS Publications Limited takes no responsibility for omissions or errors. We reserve the right to publish and edit any letters. All rights reserved.

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Ginny is a Hampshire based freelance Photographer/Artist and fledgling Author. Specialising in Landscape and family photoshoots she has run her own successful business for 8 years. As well as photoshoots she sells bespoke photocards, watercolour art cards and canvases in the local area.

Chris lives in Emsworth with wife Helen, son Sam and Archie the dog. Walking the foreshore throughout the year, he has built a greater understanding of the different seasons, tides and weather. His walking has allowed him to capture gorgeous scenery and Chris is continually building a portfolio, website and Instagram account.

Benjamin’s innovation with Harry’s Premium Pork Sausages was to produce “real food for people who love flavoursome fare”. He has developed a range of gluten free high quality sausage meat products using local free range pork. He is the son of Richard Treagust, owner of H.H. Treagust & Sons butcher in Emsworth.

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