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COMPLIMENTARY STYLE •

INTERIORS •

HEALTH & BEAUTY

• GENTLEMAN’S NOTEBOOK • THE INTERVIEW

• FOOD & DRINK

• OUTDOOR LIVING • EVENTS

EXPLORING HAYLING ISLAND

FEATURING: Gary & Marcus of the Cabinet Rooms

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Welcome to Beautiful South, the south’s premier lifestyle magazine.

Cover photo: South Downs Way, shot from Queen Elizabeth Country Park. By Leon Reilly 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 Find us on Pinterest Beautiful South Magazine Follow us on Instagram @BeautifulSouthMagazine Find us on Facebook /beautifulsouthmag Follow us on Twitter @beautifulsouthmagazine

As we celebrate the first anniversary of Beautiful South, the magazine is going from strength to strength, and we’re more passionate than ever about providing exciting and engaging content for our readers, celebrating all the finest aspects of life in the South Downs. And, as the publication continues to grow and evolve in forthcoming issues, we plan to discover and share even more about the people, places and businesses which contribute to this inspiring part of the world. We always value and appreciate feedback on all aspects of the publication, so if you have an idea for a future article or any thoughts about the magazine, please feel free to get in touch. Let us know what you would like to see in Beautiful South… Inside our first anniversary issue, we meet the gentlemen behind Winchester’s Cabinet Rooms, whose thirst for knowledge and pure passion for everything they do has played a vital role in the city’s diverse culinary scene.

And we take a trip to Hayling Island to discover its array of independent eateries and local producers, serving to further enhance the island’s unique charm. Among them is Northney Ice Cream – a thriving local business inspired by the demand for diversification. Discover more in our latest Producer Profile feature. Meanwhile, in the Gentlemen’s Notebook, we look ahead to some adrenaline-fuelled motoring events – from Beaulieu to Goodwood - and offer an insight into the latest innovative sports gadgets. In health and beauty, it’s all about the power of Pilates and ‘clean sweeping’, a fresh approach to tackling stress and enjoying rest and rejuvenation. The latest Style Edit features perfect pastels for the transition from spring to summer, while it’s a return to the coast with Interiors, as we set sail with a nautical look. The future’s bright… Enjoy the issue.

Henry Ascoli Henry Ascoli, Editor

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INTERIORS Riding the waves

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HEALTH & BEAUTY The power of pilates A clean sweep

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Top image: Pretty pastels by Dune London, www.dunelondon.com; 1. Sandwich top, £59, Blue Tree (Petersfield), 01730 263660, www.facebook.com/bluetreepetersfield; 2. Cefalu Curba shoe, £120, Karen George Ltd (Emsworth), 01243 379966; 3. Clara silk tabard tunic, £65, Phase Eight (Petersfield), 01730 261406, www.phase-eight.com 4. Blouse by Traffic People, £75, Delilah Boutique (Alresford), 01962 738470, www.delilahboutique.co.uk; 5. Charli Cressida cashmere jumper, £220, No.42 West Street (Alresford), 01962 733242, www.42weststreet.co.uk; 6.Royal Blue crossover bag, £45, Preview Boutique (Southsea), 023 92 832 452, www.preview-boutique.co.uk.

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style insider BEING BOLD Students from across Winchester School of Art’s postgraduate held a Fashion Show at Southampton’s West Quay shopping centre, as part of an event for International Women’s Day. The theme of the show - “Be Bold for Change” - aimed to encapsulate a vibrant message about a new, existential female fashion consumer. Following an initial inspiration from Reem Alasadi, the MA Coordinator of MA Textile Design and MA Fashion Design at WSA – in collaboration with programme leaders from the MAs in Fashion Design, Fashion Management, and Fashion Marketing & Branding – students from across the school formed a company to organise and produce the show. Students took on all the roles including forming an advertising team, organising sponsorship, PR and Marketing, photography, journalism, styling, and back stage activities, as well as acting as models and providing the clothes for the catwalk. Such was the success of the project, with students attracting sponsorship from Body Shop, Karen Millen, Oasis and FatFace and writing in the international media, that a similar project at the same time next year has already been pencilled in.

NOT ALL GEMS ARE C R E AT E D E Q U A L … Named after its founders, the Tivon family, Tivon Fine Jewellery is a second generation family-owned company kept under close family guard in order to ensure its core values remain constant and untarnished. South African in its roots, Tivon is now based in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Tivon is known for its passion for colour combined with classical European tastes and design as well as high European standards. Only the finest gemstones are selected for its creations, with each gem being carefully selected, precision cut and specially faceted for maximum beauty and brilliance. With classical as well as Avant Garde bespoke custom-made designs, Tivon focuses on the exclusive and rare. RL Austen in Chichester stocks this stunning, exclusive ‘Green with envy’ cocktail ring and pendant. The ring has been crafted in 18ct white gold and set with a halo of glittering fine diamonds and a lush vivid 3.00ct bottle-green tourmaline. The pendant has been crafted in 18ct white gold and set with a halo of glittering fine diamonds & a lush vivid 3.06ct bottle-green tourmaline. RL Austen Jewellers (Chichester), 01243 782135, www.austenjewellers.co.uk

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Windows • Doors • Fascias, Soffits & Guttering

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For the last three decades, we’ve been focused on providing quality products at competitive prices, with unrivalled customer service - and these remain our aims today…

From design to installation, we can manage the entire project for you, including all building works, working to your exact specification in terms of size, design, colour and roof glazing.

“We always go the extra mile to provide an unrivalled customer service before, during and after installations.” Classic and contemporary We also offer the choice of two different window systems – the ever-popular Synseal Legend, and, new for 2017, authentic timber looking flush fitting uPVC double glazing, available in over 15 colours. This has all the benefits of modern glazing with the aesthetic of a classic window style. We are currently offering a FREE UPGRADE to Linear Flush Fitting Double Glazing


Introducing the Linear Flush Sash Double Glazing, authentic timber looking flush fitting uPVC double glazing, available in over 15 colours. It has all the benefits of modern glazing with the aesthetic of a classic window style.

Plus, Surefix can provide a fantastic range of Composite and uPVC doors, as well as French, patio and bi-fold doors, all made bespoke to your exact specification. These are engineered from Glass Reinforced Plastic - meaning that they are sturdy with a superb finish, with colour and style choices to fit almost every budget and every taste.

“From design to installation, we can manage the entire project for you working to your exact specification.”

Superior quality By carefully selecting and rigorously testing our materials, this ensures not only superior quality and durability, but peace of mind – all our products are strong, stable, able to withstand all weathers and covered by our FREE 10-year workmanship guarantee. We always go the extra mile to provide an unrivalled customer service before, during and after installations.

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STOCKISTS 1. Bay canvas, £130, Laura Ashley (Petersfield), 0871 223 1564, www.lauraashley.com

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2. Linens from Belgian company Libeco, simple enough for a day at the beach or beautiful enough to grace any interior. Prices from £5.70 to £283, Jane McIntyre Designs (Winchester), 01962 853882, www.janemcintyredesign.com 3. The Shore Living collection by Sainsbury’s Home, www.sainsburyshome.co.uk/collection/shore/living 4. Fishermen’s pendant light, £37.95, Coastal Home, www.coastalhome.co.uk 5. Lambswool throw, £115, Alresford Linen, 01962 734221, www.alresfordlinen.co.uk 6. Starfish dish by Scandanavian Designs, £9.50, Design House (Southsea), 02392 826022, www.designhousesouthsea.co.uk 7. Mid Century sideboard painted in Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint with decoupage ship wrapping paper from Paperchase, £225, Ivory&Pitch (Westbourne), 01243 377813, www.ivoryandpitch.co.uk 8. Nkuku Indigo Drop tableware, prices start from £12.95, Ivory&Pitch (Westbourne), 01243 377813, www.ivoryandpitch.co.uk 9. Nautical door stops, £10, Victoriana (Southsea), 023 9281 2835, www.victorianasouthsea.co.uk 10. British made throws £49, Chapman House (Petersfield), 01730 710717, www.chapmanhouseuk.com

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As an island nation, the enduring appeal of nautical is no surprise, and there is a wealth of choice when creating this eye-catching look at the heart of your home.

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From the solitude of a Sunday run, to the high intensity of the gym, exercise and wellness mean different things to different people. But there’s one form of exercise that ticks so many boxes and offers so many benefits: It’s time to discover the power of Pilates… Developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates – a German physical trainer – Pilates encourages us to think of our body and mind as one. While it provides a challenging deep-core workout, Pilates is also kind to the body and mind, encouraging slower-paced movement and strong technique. This helps to create a strong core and good alignment – both of which are vital in supporting the body in other fitness pursuits.

Pilates can also provide a gentle way of keeping your circulation up, hopefully helping relieve pain over time and relieving stress, bringing about an often much-needed sense of doing something positive for your body.

“WHILE IT PROVIDES A CHALLENGING DEEP-CORE WORKOUT, PILATES IS ALSO KIND TO THE BODY AND MIND, ENCOURAGING SLOWERPACED MOVEMENT AND STRONG TECHNIQUE.”

Beth Svarovska, a Pilates teacher based in Petersfield, explains: “Valuing and developing our mind -body connection is at the heart of Pilates. In some forms of exercise we distract ourselves with screens, loud music, or believe that our bodies need to be punished and so ignore pain. In contrast, Pilates nurtures the client’s relationship with their bodies.” When you have a history of injuries or musculoskeletal problems, it’s all too easy to think you need to avoid physical activity as much as possible. Experts are increasingly trying

to highlight that, in fact, the opposite is true, and staying as regularly active as possible is actually vital in managing such problems.

But where to start? Firstly, find a Pilates teacher and join a beginner’s class to gain a strong understanding of the basic principles. Stay positive, be patient and don’t push your body too hard to begin with.

Make some physical space to practise at home: try to create a place in your home where there is a clear, open space readily available for you to stretch and move, and create a program that suits you. Focus on mastering a handful of basic moves which will benefit the body and mind, allowing you to make the first steps to de-stress and work on any problem areas. “It’s so hard to pick one benefit of doing Pilates…there are so many but if I can only chose one the it would be a ‘strong body’,” explains Jane Laithwaite of Southsea Pilates. “It is hard to be thinking about the shopping list, your troublesome colleague etc. when you fully engage mind and body! Pilates gives you time out for you…” Southsea Pilates, www.southseapilates.co.uk Beth Svarovska, www.bethpilates.com


A CLEAN The concept of ‘beauty sleep’ is nothing new, but with many of struggling to get our recommended eight hours a night, there is a renewed focus around the beauty benefits of restful slumber.

Clarity flower essence, £7.99, A combination essence highly recommended to help with sleep. If you are busy chattering away in your mind, sleep won’t be easily forthcoming. Clarity can help to clear that. You may want to combine this remedy with another remedy to help with other feelings you may have, such as anxiety or self-doubt. It contains black tourmaline (sooths and settles), daisy to help create clarity and a calm mind, and white chestnut, to help with the busy chattering brain. Nature’s Wish, 01428 725519, www.natureswish.co.uk

Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm, available at TIME to be ME Containing palmarosa, lavender and ylang ylang, this deeply therapeutic balm relaxes the body, clears the head and quietens the mind, with a sophisticated oriental floral lavender blend of 14 different essential oils. A 100% natural, portable therapy balm to support restful, restorative sleep at home or away. TIME to be ME, Pages Court, Petersfield, 01730 260260, www.timetobeme.co.uk

Calm to your senses lavender and vanilla body soufflé, £28. Lush Lavender evokes memories of home, family and friends, loved ones and being loved. While warming Vanilla relaxes, relieves and puts you at ease. And a luxurious veil of rich Olive, Grape Seed and Apricot Kernel Oils surrounds your skin in a sensual softness. Massage over body skin after bath or shower, until absorbed. www.origins.co.uk

Jo Malone London amber and lavender bath oil, £40. A relaxing bath can be the perfect aid to a good night’s sleep, especially when using this luxurious bath oil. It allows you to pamper your skin with sweet almond and avocado oils, while the scents of amber and lavender will relax both your body and your mind. www.jomalone.co.uk

Lavender pillow spray, £15, Long Barn Lavender Lavender has been shown to decrease heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a more relaxed state. One of Long Barn’s original products, simply spray this unique lavender pillow spray liberally onto your bed linens and pillows, leave to dry and enjoy a good night’s sleep, aided by the heady fragrance of the lavender fields in summer. Long Barn Lavender, The Old Sheep Fair, Alresford, Hants SO24 9E, 01962 738684, www.longbarn.co.uk


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Refreshingly different Beautiful South’s Denise Lloyd enjoys authentic Turkish dining in the heart of Petersfield…

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ucked away in the charming Bakery Lane, Fez is a family-run restaurant which aims to embrace the spirit of Anatolian cuisine – serving a wide range of authentic meze, chicken, lamb and seafood dishes in relaxed surroundings. After growing up and training in Turkey, their chef uses top quality ingredients sourced from genuine Turkish suppliers to help ensure every meal has an exacting blend of flavours. From entering the restaurant, it was clear that we were in for an authentic Turkish experience, with the smell of fresh, delicious food filling the room, as we glimpsed the chefs working in the kitchen on our way to the table.

The traditional Turkish décor throughout the restaurant really set the scene, replicated by the function room, where Fez also cater for parties and group bookings. With so much choice on offer, it was a tough task to whittle it down to one dish, but the attentive staff drew on their experience to offer recommendations tailored to our preferences. To start, we opted for the warm mixed Mezzeler platter and, from the specials menu, Mucver Courgettes frittes made with feta cheese, eggs, flour and fresh herbs (mint, dill and parsley), served with salad and cacik (diced cucumber with garlic in yoghurt). Moving on to our mains, we enjoyed Imzir Kofte - a lamb meatball casserole dish with vegetables in a rich tomato sauce, served with rice, salad

and yoghurt – and, from the specials menu, Bal Pirzola – grilled lamb cutlets served with honey rice, cacik and antep esmesi (fine diced tomato, spicy pepper puree, red pepper, onion, parsley and olive oil). These vibrant, fresh dishes demonstrated Turkish cuisine at its very best – wholesome, satisfying and above all, bursting with flavour. To finish, we enjoyed a sweet treat: traditional Baklava – layers of filo pastry with walnuts and honey syrup, topped with crushed pistachio. We could not fault the quality of the food – all wonderfully fresh and bursting with flavour, complemented by the warm, welcoming atmosphere and great service throughout. But above all, Fez brings something refreshingly different to dining in Petersfield – an experience to savour, which will leave you wanting to come back time and time again… Located at 39b Chapel Street, Bakery Lane, Fez is open seven days a week. Call to book now on 01730 231266 or visit www.fezpetersfield.com

“FEZ BRINGS SOMETHING REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT TO DINING IN PETERSFIELD – AN EXPERIENCE TO SAVOUR.” 19 | May/ June 2017 | Beautiful South / FOOD & DRINK


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A traditional summer holiday haunt, Hayling Island has all the attractions of an old-fashioned seaside resort, with the island and its community holding a special charm… Its three miles of beaches, stretching along the Solent coast, offer a peaceful retreat for families and a haven for kitesurfers. But Hayling’s enduring appeal stretches beyond the traditional fish and chips and ice cream by the sea. The island plays host to a handful of superb pubs, restaurants and producers, eager to promote the merits of supporting small business and shopping locally. Naturally, seafood dishes feature prominently on many of the local menus – such as the mouth-watering sea bass fillet, roasted squash, kale, mussels, clams & white wine sauce at the Inn on the Beach, known for its stunning views of the Hayling sunset and across the Solent. However, in recent years the island has also welcomed fresh ideas, such as Ralphs cheese and wine bar in Elm Grove. The only wine bar on the island, Ralphs offers a comfortable, relaxed and welcoming environment, serving flavoursome cheese boards and tapas, along with a carefullychosen selection of wines and premium gins. Top left photo by Marc Sayce

Similarly, the relaxed atmosphere and intimate surroundings of Jasper’s have seen the Station Road restaurant attract a loyal following from locals and visitors alike. Originally built as two cottages, this historic building holds an unique charm, and was a thriving pub for many years before the current owners established Jaspers nearly 20 years ago. The name “Jasper’s” came from a well-known restaurant on Kew Green by Kew Gardens called “Jasper’s Bun in the Oven”. Offering ‘cuisine with flair’, Jasper’s serves up traditional dishes such as slow cooked Gressingham duck leg and beef bourguignon feature alongside the more inventive - artichoke hearts, prosciutto ham and quails eggs, and pheasant and chanterelle terrine with smoked chilli jam among the starters.


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If you’re seeking flavours from foreign shores, the Gandhi Tandoori on Hollow Lane offers authentic and imaginative fusion dishes, while Niyom Thai on Station Road serves up a wide range of authentic thai dishes, from Kanon Jeeb (steamed wanton pastry dumpling) to Thai Green Curry.

“From local tastes to flavours from afar, Hayling’s increasingly diverse blend of restaurants, wine bars, pubs and local producers are celebrating the island’s heritage and unique charm to provide an ever-evolving range of cuisine.”

Cattle are reared naturally on marshes and pasture where they are allowed to mature slowly, enjoy two summers at grass and are kept until around two to two and a half years old – long by modern standards. This is a perfect example of collaboration among local businesses, with the farmers working together to supply local beef whilst helping to secure the future of the local grasslands, which are such a vital part of the Sussex and Hampshire coast. Often, for independent producers such as this, diversification is also key. Take Northney Farm for example, where the farm needed to find new ways of selling the top-quality milk from its herd of pedigree Ayrshire cows. Now, Northney Farm Ice Cream is produced in the small production unit based in one of the disused barns on the farm. Tim Pike has taken the business from a concept on paper, to a thriving small business, supplying retailers, pubs, caterers and kiosks around south east Hampshire.

But it is the passion and energy of independent local producers which is driving a wider recognition among independent food and drink venues for the need to offer something different and stand out from the crowd…

From local tastes to flavours from afar, Hayling’s increasingly diverse blend of restaurants, wine bars, pubs and local producers are celebrating the island’s heritage and unique charm to provide an ever-evolving range of cuisine.

A true Hayling success story, Sinah Common Honey is a smallscale local producer of natural raw honey managing a total of 50 colonies of honeybees on four apiary sites. The bees typically have a maximum foraging range of three miles radius from their hives, meaning that the pollen and nectar that goes into every jar of honey is truly local. Sinah Common Honey is also clearly passionate about sustainability and promoting awareness of the importance of the honey bee, offering swarm rescue services, courses, beekeeping experiences, and pollination services.

This, combined with the community’s understanding of the importance of supporting local, has seen the island’s independent businesses attract not only local custom, but draw in visitors from further afield.

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MOTORING PASSION From hot rods to supercars, a passion for motoring takes centre stage with a whole host of events across Hampshire and West Sussex during the coming months…

And on Sunday 18th June, hot rods, customs, American muscle, chops and bobbers will be among the hundreds of vehicles on display in Beaulieu’s Hot Rod and Custom drive in day.

Down in the New Forest, Beaulieu’s famous Autojumble takes place over the weekend of 13th-14th May, featuring up to 2000 stands selling every conceivable item connected with motoring and motorcycling. Whether you are a collector, restorer, excited fanatic, or are just interested in motoring, you cannot fail to be amazed by the quality, variety and volume of items available.

Taking place from Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is an intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motorsport. The largest event of its kind in the world, the festival gathers together the planet’s rarest and most glamorous cars.

The Automart section of the event, featuring up to 200 complete cars for sale, and Bonhams auction on the Saturday provide two great ways to start your collection of classic cars.

Supercar Weekend returns to Beaulieu on the weekend of 5th-6th August, and make a note in the diary of Carfest Basingstoke over the Bank Holiday Weekend of 25th-27th August – a brilliant blend of music and motoring which raises vital funds for BBC Children in Need.

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“This Jaguar’s curves seduce the eye and make a compelling statement of style, elegance and performance.” Driven: Jaguar’s F-Pace S by Wayne Gorrett Here’s the thing…I could simply tell you that the F-Pace - Jaguar’s first performance SUV - is the fastest-selling model in the company’s history. But I won’t. Sure, Jaguar’s bean counters will have you believe otherwise, but the successes of this new Britcat are planted way deeper than a mere numerical tally. These days, luxury cars have a host of upstarts nipping at their heels. Features that were once exclusively found on top end motors are less unique than before. Heated seats and steering wheels - once the preserve of upper echelon premium models – may now be found on ambitiously priced and underachieving hatchbacks.

“Attractive, practical, and engaging to drive, the Jaguar F-Pace S is a strong contender in a crowded market.” Outstanding performance, high-quality components and impeccable quality of materials are important, but almost OCD attention to detail and first-rate execution is what affords thoroughbred luxury models their gleaming patina of exclusivity. Which segues neatly back to the Jaguar F-Pace that recently arrived on my driveway. Okay, I don’t really have a driveway, but the cat was the top-spec ‘S’, a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel-fuelled beastie… you know, the one with all-wheel-drive claws.

Its swooping lines, aggressively elongated front and strong F-Type styling cues at the rear, this Jaguar’s curves seduce the eye and make a compelling statement of style, elegance and performance. The good news continues inside, with an ergonomically flawless and beautifully simple interior whose aesthetic credentials will ultimately depend on your good taste; vulgarity and ostentatiousness are freely available but if you stick with a traditional palette more suited to the car, you will draw nothing but appreciative murmurs. Rear-seat passengers will have no concerns about either the F-Pace’s ride or its legroom. The F-Pace’s rear headroom might be slightly compromised by the panoramic sliding glass roof, but few will have any real cause for concern, which is good news for those who regularly drive four-up. The generous 650-litre boot offers more storage than similar SUV’s from BMW and Porsche. On the road it clings to the tarmac on twisty roads, maintaining its composure even as you stomp the throttle to the floor. Via the 8-speed automatic gearbox, the F-Pace’s 296bhp and whopping 700Nm of torque sends the car hurtling forward with the speed and surefootedness of a bullet train, reaching 60mph is just 5.8 seconds. The only gripe was the set of optional 22-inch alloys which, while they do fill the wheel arches nicely, seriously compromised the

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ride quality. You would be well advised to leave your vanity – and the £1,600 they cost – in your pocket and opt for the standard 20-inchers. During a busy week that included visiting family from Johannesburg, we travelled nearly 600 miles on mixed roads (often with four or five up) and achieved 37.1mpg, averaging 31mph. Official combined mpg is 47.1 and CO2 emissions are listed as 159g/km. Prices for the Jaguar F-Pace start from £34,730 with the tested ‘S’ peaking at £52,665 before visiting the options list. Attractive, practical, and engaging to drive, the Jaguar F-Pace S is a strong contender in a crowded market. While it may not be the sharpest knife in the luxury SUV drawer, it’s a versatile blade that’s anything but dull.


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A journey of discovery Interview by Henry Ascoli

“Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. - Confucius

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here are few people who better encapsulate this maxim than Gary Whiter and Marcus Roe, two Winchester gents whose thirst for knowledge and pure passion for everything they do has played a vital role in the city’s thriving culinary scene.

The pair founded the Cabinet Rooms, organising events designed to enable enthusiastic imbibers to learn new things in fun, social settings while enjoying premium and often locally-produced food and drink. Gary explains: “Our enthusiasm for discovering more about food and drink is fuelled by a shared passion for travel and a love of the social aspect of dining out (and in!). Having been encouraged by friends to venture into hospitality, we decided to launch Cabinet Rooms back in 2014. Originally, we just tweeted about our gastronomic adventures (our very first tweet was a picture of an espresso martini at the London Coffee Festival!) but we soon started a blog so we could share more online.

Gary and Marcus have also got involved in the Creative Winchester #CreativeWinch campaign, focusing on the alternative - even hidden - side of Winchester’s rich cultural scene, focusing on Winchester’s rich cultural past, present and future sharing their inside knowledge on a range of cultural activities, including food and drink, music, history and theatrical arts.

“This creative flair runs through all sectors and, as honorary Creative Ambassadors for Winchester, we have been asked to champion the local food and drink scene in particular,” Gary adds. “There are all manner of exciting things “WHAT WE FIND MOST already happening, with small, independent INSPIRATIONAL IN WHAT businesses creating a vibrant foodie scene WE DO ARE THE CREATIVE for customers who really do ‘love local’ and we’re very excited to play a small part in the FORCES THAT SURROUND #CreativeWinch campaign.”

US IN WINCHESTER... THERE IS A REAL SENSE OF EXCITEMENT AND POSITIVITY IN THE WIDER CREATIVE COMMUNITY TOO.”

“Many people ask us why we chose the name ‘Cabinet Rooms’. It conjures up different images for different people but for me personally it makes me think of sitting in a dimly lit room, surrounded by friends, with a good bottle of wine and a voluptuous cheeseboard, putting the world to rights until the early hours of the morning….”

Gary and Marcus set about building on Winchester’s ever-evolving ‘foodie’ scene, creating the city’s first cocktail festival, Winchester Cocktail Week, featuring events, activities and masterclasses at venues across the community, along with the hugely popular Ginchester Fête. “What we find most inspirational in what we do are the creative forces that surround us in Winchester,” Gary comments. “The city not only has a large number of professional creatives but there is a real sense of excitement and positivity in the wider creative community too. I meet regularly with the directors of Winchester’s festivals and the council’s tourism team, and I’m always struck by just how many exciting things are happening all throughout the year in and around the city.”

It has certainly been an exciting journey for the Cabinet Rooms gents so far, particularly with their recent acquisition of Winchester’s Art Café – which became the hub for this year’s Winchester Cocktail Week.

“For almost three years after launching @cabinetrooms online, we existed ‘virtually’ on our blog and on social media,” Gary explains. “Our hope was always to find a physical home but, after initial premises fell through in 2015, we decided that while continuing to look for our own venue we needed to do things a little differently if we wanted people to really be able to share in our experiences. The search was very challenging but in January of this year we finally secured just the spot, opposite the Theatre Royal and a stone’s throw from the train station. We’ll now finally get to make our favourite coffee for people and share (literally) the food and drink we’ve been blogging about over the years.

“The next stage of our journey of discovery starts here…” Find out more about the Cabinet Rooms at www.cabinetrooms.com, or follow @cabinetrooms on Twitter. Photo by Adrienne Photography, www.adriennephotography.co.uk

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In early August, a large field to the north of The Square is “transformed into The Wickham Music Festival, which attracts big names and music lovers from across the country. ” At the heart of this historic village is the Square - one of the largest in the country, covering almost two acres, and always alive with activity. The Square is taken over by a fun fair during the annual Wickham Horse Fair in May, when the travelling community sell and race ponies and horses. Indeed, fetes, fairs and festivals are a big part of village life, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more typically English start to summer than the May Day sunrise celebration in Wickham, when local Morris dancers “greet the dawn” at the start of the day, and perform once again in the early evening. Nestling in the heart of the picturesque Meon Valley countryside, the medieval village of Wickham combines ancient history, intriguing shopping and beautiful countryside… Formerly spelt ‘Wykeham’, the village’s name derives from the Anglo-Saxon ‘wic’, meaning ‘creek’, and ‘ham’, meaning ‘home’, suggesting that the earliest settlers were attracted to the location as it featured a ford which crossed the River Meon. Wickham’s most famous son, William of Wykeham, is credited with being the founder of Winchester College and New College Oxford, as well as building a significant part of Windsor Castle. William was also twice Lord Chancellor and a Bishop of Winchester.

And in early August, a large field to the north of The Square is transformed into The Wickham Music Festival, which attracts big names and music lovers from across the country.

grazing. Today, thanks to the hard work and passion of local residents and volunteers, the meadows feature a bridge across the River Meon, paths, benches and a picnic area. Wickham is also the starting point of the Meon Valley Trail, which stretches north for 9 miles along the route of the old Meon Valley Railway towards the village of West Meon. Here it connects with The South Downs Way and Wayfarers’ Walk, enabling you to create an extended circular route if required. Packed with history, this thriving village is undoubtedly one of Hampshire’s hidden gems, and a fascinating place to visit and explore.

The village is packed with an array of independent shops and eateries, including Warwick Lane Shopping Centre, dotted with old fashioned shop fronts, and the grade II listed Chesapeake Mill, which is packed with collections of antiques, home furnishings, art and jewellery as well as a tea room, and much more. And for a peaceful retreat, the naturally-formed water meadows form a tranquil oasis in the middle of the village. Owned by the Lord of the Manor until the early part of the 20th century, the water meadows were used for cattle

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A greater appreciation of the value of supporting small business and the quality of local produce in recent years has seen Northney Ice Cream flourish, supplying local theatres and cinemas, and selling milk directly to local trade customers. Tim is also looking at increasing the product range to include Northney Clotted Cream. Tim adds: “Hayling Islanders are very passionate about maintaining the environment, and by purchasing our products they know they are contributing to north Hayling remaining a rural and tranquil area - as well as enjoying the great taste.” To find out more about Northney Ice Cream, farm visits and more, go to www.northneyicecream.com


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Preparation is everything Across the country this month, exam halls will be packed with GCSE and A-level pupils poring over the exam papers which could shape their future. Undoubtedly, this can be a hugely stressful period for young people. Typical worries for students include not living up to their own or other’s expectations; what will happen if they don’t get the grades they want; not being able to cope with revision; not knowing how to revise; and not doing as well as their friends. Worrying about workload only increases stress hormones, such as cortisol, impairing your concentration and learning abilities. It’s important for students to keep things in perspective. Good nutrition is also key: late nights, stress, missed meals and quick food fixes will all play havoc with concentration. Students should make breakfast the most important meal of the day,

filling up on energy foods such as oats, and eggs – which contain a nutrient called choline which aids cognitive performance. Also foods with a low glycemic index are ideal to keep blood sugar levels steady and aid focus. While revision is certainly important, studying around the clock and not getting enough sleep will ultimately affect students’ performance on exam day. Warm milk and herbal teas before bed have a sedative effect, while carb-rich snacks clear the way for sleep-inducing amino acids to reach the brain.

GOOD NUTRITION IS KEY: LATE NIGHTS, STRESS, MISSED MEALS AND “QUICK FOOD FIXES WILL ALL PLAY HAVOC WITH CONCENTRATION. ” Knowing how and when to revise and what works for the individual is vital. Some students study better in a quiet space alone, whereas others enjoy more success by studying in groups. Stress isn’t always a bad thing – small amounts can boost productivity. But if students are struggling to cope, there’s plenty of help available from charities such as Mind or Young Minds, who run free telephone helplines.

Students facing exams need support in three main areas: • Practical revision tips and structuring learning: Help with timetables, syllabus content, and how to split time between subjects and methods of learning. • Tips on dealing with difficult emotions and worries: Support could include information about mindfulness, being aware of worries and problem solving, as well as being kind to yourself and talking to others for support at an early stage. • Tips to encourage and maintain physical and mental wellbeing: Encouraging young people to take regular exercise, and stressing the importance of a healthy diet, regular and good quality sleep and socialising.

The BBC has also recently launched a new campaign to help teenagers face their exam fears with the help of other teens who’ve just been through the exam experience themselves. The Mind Set is the UK’s first national peer-topeer coaching network for GCSE and National students, and it aims to explore the vagaries of exam stress through 12 student coaches who’ve been there and done it, and tell it as it is in individual films about their own exam experiences. Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/education


Bedales and the love of learning Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools

What is the purpose of education? Whilst this is always a relevant question, now seems a particularly important time to ask it. At Bedales, we are guided in our efforts by the school’s founding ethos – John Badley established Bedales as a humane response to the authoritarian regimes typical of lateVictorian public schools.

Today, the social context may have changed, but the framing and discharging of our mission requires no less attention. There is increasing concern about wellbeing amongst young people. The Thinktank Demos concluded that as students reach their final year of school they are increasingly likely to report exam stress, and believe that their school is interested only in results at the expense of their wider education. To its credit,

“Our students achieve excellent grades, but more importantly enjoy the challenges that accompany study and prepare them for the demands of university, work and indeed life.

government is alert to this issue. However, we are concerned that the wellbeing of students tends to be seen as a discrete part of school life, rather than one that is integrated with issues of curricula, approaches to teaching and learning, and assessment. Bedales’ overriding aims are: ‘to develop inquisitive thinkers with a love of learning who cherish independent thought’ and ‘to enable students’ talents to develop through doing and making’. Accordingly, we became increasingly frustrated with GCSEs as dull, narrow and irrelevant, and in 2006 launched Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs) to replace some non-core GCSEs. We continue to innovate with the programme, and this year we launched our new BAC in Global Awareness.

We have been more than pleased with the results. Universities have been keen to accept BACs, and Bedales is the first school to be recognised by UCAS as offering its own GCSE-replacement qualification. No less importantly, a research programme conducted in partnership with Harvard researchers confirmed that BACs serve our educational aims very well. The collaborative approach to learning that underpins BACs is proven to enhance motivation, independence and inquisitiveness, with choice over study linked to a sense of ownership, competence and engagement. Our students achieve excellent grades, but more importantly enjoy the challenges that accompany study and prepare them for the demands of university, work and indeed life. Bedales comprises a Nursery & Pre-prep (Dunannie), Prep (Dunhurst) and Senior School. Regular open mornings and taster days are held. For more information about admissions including bursaries and scholarships, visit www.bedales.org.uk or contact Registrar, Janie Jarman; tel: 01730 711733; email: jjarman@bedales.org.uk.

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Gut Issues The immune cells that line our digestive tract are regulated by cortisol. If your cortisol is out of balance, you become prone to develop symptoms like bloating, heart-burn, acid reflux, gallstones, IBS, constipation or diarrhoea. If cortisol is depleted, the digestive system starts to react poorly to foods and we run the risk of creating allergies and picking up pathogens like candida or Helicobacter pylori or even a nasty parasite.

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digestion deprives the body of amino acids from which you make many of the key brain chemicals. Additionally, unstable blood sugar, over-consumption of carbohydrates and sweets, poor digestive function and food sensitivities all contribute to hormone problems. Chronic undetected infections, particularly in the intestinal tract and weakened immune function are a leading cause of adrenal hormone and female hormone problems.

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The inability to digest and absorb nutrients leads to food cravings and overeating. Pancreatic enzyme deficiencies, hydrochloric acid deficiencies, and gall bladder dysfunction are all common causes of poor digestion and absorption of nutrients.

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With poor absorption, you will overeat until your basic nutrient requirements for protein, fats, vitamins and minerals are met. Any significant disruption in the mucosal immune function will

trigger yeast overgrowth, leading to excessive consumption of carbohydrates and sweets and undesired weight gain. To correct this, start by actively trying to remove sources of stress from your life. Look carefully at your diet as allergens and toxins are stressors. Eat real food, without chemicals that will help to fuel your body and provide it with the strength to start the recovery process. Whacky diets will not fix it, overtraining at the gym will not fix it and nor will excessive stimulants such as caffeine sugar or alcohol, so be mindful of your stimulant consumption and work hard to reduce it. Cut down gradually with a long term plan of cutting them out entirely. Look for substitutes such as low glycemic fruits instead of fruit juices and gradually implement sustainable changes to heal and take you to better health.

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Beautiful scenery, fantastic beaches and the best sunshine record in the British Isles make Jersey the perfect choice for a holiday.

With so much to do and see in Jersey, you will be spoiled for choice. The largest island in the Channel Islands gives visitors a taste of the Continent with all the familiarity of home. All around Jersey you will find unspoilt coves with rock pools interspersed with glorious

stretches of sand. Pop over to St Brelade’s Bay on the south coast, which is perfect for beach games, or stunning Greve de Lecq – the north coast’s most popular and busiest family beach. If you prefer smaller and unspoilt areas, head to Rozel Bay, which is nestled in a cove with a wooded hillside, or St Clements Bay, where children can enjoy exploring the vast beach at low tide. Hiring a bike is a great way to explore the island. Jersey is a cyclist’s paradise with an abundance of country lanes and cycle paths suited to all abilities, plus cycle maps to help

“Take a sunset Kayak tour from St Brelade’s Bay over to Beauport Bay, stopping for a drink and to admire the coastal scenery”


plan your route. Cycle to Corbiere Lighthouse at St Ouen’s, and stop to enjoy a delicious Jersey ice cream en route. If the tide is out you can cycle right up to the lighthouse. A visit to Jersey War Tunnels is a must for any visitor. Children will be really interested in the lifelike war time scenes and real-life identity cards (given to islanders during the war), and the adults will also learn a great deal. Hear how Winston Churchill gave Jersey’s residents 24 hours to decide their fate – whether to leave for England or stay and endure German occupation.

One of the best places for lunch is El Ticos - a trendy beach café on St Ouen’s Bay, a haven for surfers. The food is cooked and prepared to an incredibly high standard, it boasts a relaxed and casual vibe, and the sea views are spectacular. With its mild climate, easy travel from England by sea or air, and great value offers, it’s easy to see why Jersey is hard to beat. Travelplanners’ vastly experienced travel experts are passionate about Jersey, with firsthand knowledge of when and where to go. Our staff can create the perfect Jersey holiday at the best possible price.

“Cycle to Corbiere Lighthouse at St Ouen’s, and stop to enjoy a delicious Jersey ice cream en route.” Action-packed activities can be found all over the island. Try your hand at Blokarting (a cross between go karting and windsurfing) on St Ouen’s beautiful stretch of golden sand. Coasteering is another popular activity; a fusion of rock climbing, scrambling, swimming and supervised cliff jumping, it is the perfect way to appreciate Jersey’s coastline and natural wildlife. Take a sunset Kayak tour from St Brelade’s Bay over to Beauport Bay, stopping for a drink and to admire the coastal scenery before paddling back, or a thrilling Rib boat trip from St Catherine’s Bay to Les Ecrehous for a picnic lunch. These rocky islets sit just a couple of miles from the French mainland with just a few fishermen’s cottages on each. This is a great place to spot marine life and you might even be lucky enough to see seals and dolphins. Along with Jersey’s scenery and beaches, a main attraction is the cuisine, which rivals most UK cities. Visitors will be impressed by the choice of Michelin star and celebrity chef offerings alongside venues for casual dining and quaint beach kiosks. The local foods will definitely tantalise your taste buds: Jersey Royals boast a unique flavour and Jersey cream is famous for its rich, milky substance.

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EVENTS GUIDE May - June 2017

Portsmouth Beer Festival

MAY Friday 12th – Saturday 13th May, Portsmouth Guildhall

PORTSMOUTH BEER FESTIVAL

Back for its fourth year at Portsmouth Guildhall, the festival features beers from local breweries as well as from around the UK. A large variety of ales will feature to suit the season, but fear not - there will still be a fine selection of the regular favourites on offer. Expect to see beers from the likes of Magic Rock, Cloudwater, Dark Star and Tiny Rebel as well as local brewers The Brewhouse, Oakleaf, Staggeringly Good and Irving & Co amongst many, many more. 023 93870 200, www. portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com

Thursday 18th May

THIRTY-THREE ART SALE, BORDEAN HOUSE, LANGRISH

The Thirty Three Art Sale brings together an artistic and local community in a venture which benefits artists, showcases outstanding work in new and engaging ways, whilst helping the largest humanitarian crisis of our generation. In support of the Rural Refugee Network.

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JUNE Sunday 21st May

ALRESFORD WATERCRESS FESTIVAL

This nationally-acclaimed festival draws together the local community and food lovers from far and wide for a free day of food and fun to celebrate local watercress! The street cavalcade gets things going at 10.30am, led by the renowned Sussex Jazz Kings with Morris dancers and Sun Hill Infant and Junior school children accompanying the Watercress King and Queen atop a horse and cart, distributing the first of the season’s watercress harvest to festival goers. Alresford’s very own restaurants, pubs, butchers, tearooms, cafés, wine merchants and market traders are proud to showcase their products to festival goers as the entire length of Broad Street becomes a massive food market, with a huge 50-stall Hampshire Farmers’ Market providing the highest quality ‘local food for local people’. www.watercressfestival.org

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Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June, The Kings Head, Wickham

THE KINGS HEAD BEER FESTIVAL Hundreds of gallons of outstanding beers available to try, including from Bowman ales, Hogs Back Brewery and Lilley’s Cider Barn. There will also be live music on Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday, and a hog roast. 01329 832123, www.thekingsheadwickham.co.uk

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June

THE GARDEN SHOW AT STANSTED

A perfect event to find all you need for your garden, and a great opportunity to explore what’s on the doorstep; source new talent, designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist plants, garden accessories, sculpture, art and fabulous food. Pick up top tips from horticultural experts to solve those frustrating gardening problems, meet the Garden Team and enjoy learning from ongoing cooking and craft demos. Plenty


to engage your children too… get crafting and learn new garden skills together; watch them play in the beautiful parklands and have fun. 01243 538456, www.thegardenshowonline.com

Saturday 10th June

ALRESFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Alresford Music Festival is perhaps one of the most chilled, family-friendly festivals of the summer. Now in its 8th year, and welcoming over 3,500 festival visitors to an astonishing, music and fun-filled ‘party in the park’ it’s an established much-loved festival. Profit raised from the event will go to the ‘AMF Foundation’ which has been founded to support musicallybased charities working to improve the lives of those who need it most. www.alresfordmusicfestival.com

Saturday 10th June

THE GINCHESTER FETE, THE GREAT HALL, WINCHESTER

Following the success of the Ginchester Fête in 2016, Cabinet Rooms is bringing their unique event back for World Gin Day. This year, the festival takes place in the breathtaking setting of the Great Hall. This is truly a local event for local people and a chance to celebrate all that is great about the region’s food and drink scene – naturally with a focus on all things gin! But this is not your run-of-the-mill gin event - the Ginchester Fête is also a great opportunity to have some fun and enter into the spirit of a quintessential English summer fête. www.cabinetrooms.com

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th June

WAR ON THE LINE, THE WATERCRESS LINE

Join war-time re-enactors and experience life on a WWII steam railway at this living history event. World War II is well underway and all along the railway there is hectic activity. Service men and women are dashing about, loved ones are saying goodbye to each other and evacuees are boarding trains. ‘Spivs’ are seen peddling their black market wares whilst trying

Winchester City Mill, National Trust Images to avoid the police. The Bomb Disposal Unit is kept very busy and there are even rumours of an inspection by Churchill himself ! Find out about life on the Home Front, join in a ‘40’s Jive and get a taste of railway life during the war. www.watercressline.co.uk

Saturday 17th June

THIRTY HOUR ‘MILLATHON’, WINCHESTER CITY MILL

Support the National Trust’s volunteer millers as they attempt something never-done-before in aid of Winchester City Mill’s fundraising campaign. Throughout this free entry weekend, the millers will be setting a new record for the Mill, with 30 hours of non-stop milling. This historic watermill will be open to visitors throughout the day and all through the night. Why not take this rare opportunity to visit the Mill by moonlight and cheer on our courageous millers? Learn how the experts make flour, take part in the family quiz and, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot our visiting otters… www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winchestercitymill

Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th June

JANE AUSTEN REGENCY WEEK

Alton and Chawton are running a series of Jane Austen and Regency events celebrating the works of Jane Austen. 2017 is a special year, 200 years since Jane died, commemorated by Jane Austen 200 - a Life in Hampshire. A range of events is on offer: music, talks, readings, guided walks, a Regency Ball, Regency Day, Chawton House Library guided tours. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can also follow in the footsteps of the famous and muchloved author, Jane Austen, on the new Writers’ Way trail, which has recently been launched by Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council (pictured). www.janeaustenregencyweek.co.uk

Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th June

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

The Festival of Speed is one of the world’s must-do motoring events, as much for the motor racing ‘royalty’ who attend as for the thousands of enthusiasts for whom this quintessentially British celebration is an unmissable part of summer. 01243 755055, www.goodwood.com

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LOCAL LIFE PASSIONATE ABOUT PERFORMANCE The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Jane Rutter, welcomed Deryck Newland, the new Chief Executive of the Theatre Royal and Hat Fair, to the city of Winchester at a special reception in Abbey House. The reception was attended by representatives from Winchester’s vibrant creative sector including those delivering major festivals and events in the Winchester District. Theatre Royal Winchester presents a first-class programme of drama, dance, children’s theatre, comedy, music and pantomime. The Hat Fair is the UK’s longest-running festival of street theatre, comedy, and music, and is held in Winchester during the first weekend in July.

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Contributors Issue 7 May/June 2017

Managing Director Denise Lloyd Editor Henry Ascoli Designer Zoe Mirza

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, manuscrips 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.

LEON REILLY

GILES BABB

BETH SVAROVSKA

Leon’s two passions in life are wine and photography, and he has been lucky enough to work in both industries. Currently residing in the heart of the Hampshire South Downs where he can capture the region’s beautiful landscapes whilst thinking about his next glass of something red…

Landlord of The Blue Bell Inn and chairman of the Emsworth Business Association, Giles is passionate about local produce, supporting and promoting independent businesses. As a member of the Beautiful South Focus Group, Giles has also provided valuable feedback and ideas related to all aspects of the publication.

Beth Svarovska is a graduate of Cambridge University, former dancer, sportswoman and corporate professional. She now teaches Pilates in Petersfield, offering classes and individual lessons for rehabilitation and fitness. She believes that the best support for health and wellbeing should be accessible to all, and is also involved in the ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative.

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