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eUROPEAN Spa Escapes For Ultimate Relaxation

Indulgent Easter Recipes

Summer Swimwear As Seen On The Catwalk!


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Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Enriocco

Editor’s PA Sophia Moretti 07914962760 Fashion Editor

Moira Valenti

Features Editor

Isabelle Porteous

Beauty & Fitness Editor Caroline Topperman

Bridal Editor

Harriet Williams


George Watts Belinda Chorley Vicki Lord Kelly Millar Suzanne Bernie Susan Yates


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Sophie Milner, Kirsti Reid, Jodie Edwards, Allie Smith Kimberleigh Spreadbury Maggie Reid Rebecca Martin

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Alex Douglas Newton Caroline Jeffery

Photographer Liam Smith

International Presenter Ileana Madarnaz

International Videographer Lizbella Molina

HR Manager Samantha Roberts Sales Team Vicoria Hewitt Anna Wilson

Contents Cover Look Regulars 10 Editor’s Letter 26 Fashion Loves 96 Wedding Fairy SOS 92 British MODE Loves Bridal 100 Honeymoon Essentials

Fashion & Beauty 12 ISWAI by Caggie Dunlop 18 Laidback Luxe, Loeffler Randall 34 Sexy Summer Swimwear 48 La Paire 56 Travel Bag Essentials 60 The Date Dress 66 Summer Beauty Bag Essentials 68 SS14 Radiant Beauty 70 European Spa Escapes

Photographer: Stephen Perry, Dress: Beyond Burlesque by Belinda Chorley Model: Chloe Jasmine Whichello Styling and concept: Belinda Chorley & Chloe Jasmine Wichello Make-Up: Buster Knight Hair: Jodie Austen, Peachy Stylist

Food 82 Stovell’s Ginger Cheesecake with Pine Nut cream, Pineapple sorbet & wild Sorrel 84 Stovell’s Warm Chocolate Fondant with Tudor Rose Ice Cream & Rosemary Willowherb 86 Sal Henley’s Blandford Flyer Banana & Gingerbread Trifle 88 Felice Tocchini’s Sweet Potato Pudding

Misc 78 Philanthropy - Comic Relief

Bridal 94 Beyond Burlesque 102 Honeymoons at Quinta Splendida 104 Win An Award Winning Thrill by We-Vibe


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Peaches Geldof on the red carpet at Lingerie London

EDITORS LETTER L’Wren & Peaches British MODE is vibrant with the colours and feel of British Springtime, April has truly arrived and everything is glorious however, this Editor’s letter is tinged by sadness at the sudden and unexpected losses of two impressive women: designer L’Wren Scott on the 17th March and on the 7th April the unexpected death of Peaches Geldoff. L’Wren began modelling for Thierry Mugler and Chanel later going on to become a designer worn by none other than the First Lady, Michele Obama and actresses such as Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. Her collections have been inspired by artists such a Klimt, in his Golden Period and David Hockney’s drawings of Yorkshire. Scott’s SS14 Collection, ‘Tagasode’ beautifully hybridises Eastern and Western aesthetics. The feel is light and airy with a delightful feminine silhouette. Distinctive and effortlessly stylish L’Wren will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Still reeling from this news the British MODE team was further shocked by the loss of model, writer and TV Presenter Peaches Geldof- daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates. Far from being a wallflower, Peaches was expressive, often outspoken and a devoted young mother. A writing talent who began with a fashion column for Elle Girl when she was merely 15, Peaches went on to write for the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. Peaches is was a distinctive voice whom the fashion world will sorely miss.

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Images courtesy of ISWAI


Caggie Dunlop has both enchanted and captivated fashion’s elite with her stylishly contemporary fashion line, cleverly entitled ISWAI (It Starts With An Idea.) The incredibly beautiful blonde bombshell has come a long way since her Made in Chelsea days, waving goodbye to the small screen and entering the glamorous world of fashion.

rious on many silhouettes straight from a Polaroid camas the tailoring is very flat- era and make for an arresting tering to the female form. design visual. These beautiful ensembles are ideal for those The stunningly sophisticated venturing abroad during the rose gold skirt and matching coming months; they are perjacket is a favourite at British fect for long, warm nights on MODE – the pale pink en- a white sandy beach or a resemble has a soft shimmer laxed cocktail by the pool. and jacquard metallic detail. It’s the perfect suit that means Caggie’s range also has strong business in the board room influences from the 90s and and play time at the bar. It can features an array of stone The innovative and truly com- be dressed down when paired wash denim, dungarees and mendable aspect of tie dye inspired bod“ISWAI is growing as a brand & this the label is that they ies. Denim and colallow new designers collection is our most exciting yet, with ourful T-shirts have and anyone with talthe help of three gorgeous girls who always been a festival ent, and the ability favourite – they make were hand picked from our ISWAI to create, to collabthe perfect outfit comorate with them on model competition, we created the per- bination for a warm the artwork which is fect ISWAI shoot, epitomising the spir- weekend soaking up then printed on certhe summer sun and it of the brand, which is all about comtain garments. This watching singers esis certainly a mod- fort and style combining effortlessly.” capade around the ern way to approach Glastonbury stage. - Caggie fashion and design, Jewellery is also a as it is undeniable that our na- with a pastel coloured cami- strong component in the coltion is brimming with young sole top and statement neck- lection, serving as a continand undiscovered talent, all of lace or smartened up with a uation of the chilled out, 90s whom deserve a platform to crisp white shirt - providing festival vibe. Silver is the key showcase their creative flair. an instant wardrobe update colour, with hippy-esque deOne of ISWAI’s previous de- with the simple switch of a top. signs making up the majority signers has already relocated of jewels. Earth stones such as to Paris to work for Balenciaga Pastel hues are plentiful Agate dangle from long chains, - a real testament to the brand. throughout; from clutch bags silver leaves wrap around stylto mint belts – it’s a hidden ish wrist ware and soft feathRich in colourful prints and treasure trove of pale pinks ers swing from ear cuffs. As a embellished designs the and subtle lavenders. Summer nod to the punk era, religious SS14 collection features an scenes of sultry skies, delicious crosses and slogan tees make array of pretty pastels, sce- beaches and city views are an interesting appearance. nic prints, metallic textures sprayed on dresses, tops and ISWAI’s rails are crammed and vintage inspired denim. cosmetic purses. The beautiful with original creations and A key piece being the state- designs carry a strong vintage stunning accessories; it’s clear ment Capri-designed trouser vibe. The images appear al- to see that Caggie knows a suit which would look glo- most as if they’ve been taken thing or two about fashion! 15



House of Fraser

Model wears Denim dungarees £65 Noisy May, Yellow logo t-shirt £35 Biba, Yellow studded ‘Poppy’ grab clutch £30 Therapy all available from House of Fraser

Model wears Embroidered grey sweater £195, McQ Floral prom dress £115, Untold Bird print scarf £30 Dickins & Jones available from House of Fraser


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Laidback Luxe

Loeffler Randall


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Since its launch in 2005 Loeffler Randall has seen a rapidly expanding and loyal fan base develop throughout the fashion world. A darling of the most prolific fashion editors and stylists in the industry, the label has gained a reputation as the brand of choice for those who are in the know and yearning for their fix of laid back luxe. Now stocked by over 200 retailers worldwide, along with a wildly popular online retail store housing main collections along with online exclusives, Loeffler Randall offer a unique blend of classic sophistication and effortless city chic that has stylistas such as Jessica Alba and Diana Kruger flocking. Soft leathers and a taste of LA cool form the basis of the brands spring collection, with every item displaying all the indicators of a future wardrobe favourite. Gathering the best of the season’s trends and interjecting them with the heady scent of summer loving, soft pastels, vibrant citrus prints and metallic details all contribute their hit towards a stand-out collection. Footwear in the Loeffler Randall spring collection is a step ahead in lessons of effortless elegance. Styles range greatly, from the sensible but seriously stylish ‘Alix’ stacked heel, peep toe bootie, to the smoking hot, Latino inspired ‘Ceci’ whip stitch sandal; a papaya hued leather creation that cries out for evenings spent dancing the salsa in Rio. Add to this heady concoction of styles more delicately star strewn sandals, cheetah calf-hair lace-up flats and graphic lizard embossed leather heels, and the result is a collection to 22

see you through the hottest of summers in the Miami heat. When shoes are this stylish, it can only be expected that the bags in the collection are rather special too, and they certainly don’t disappoint. When some of fashion’s biggest names give accessories the green flag then you know they are fit to embrace with gusto, and the Rider bag holds the potential to render others in your collection surplus to requirement. The soft leather attachÊ construction mirrors that sweeping the catwalks for SS14, whilst also combining the timeless design with beautiful functionality; a double gusset interior is as beautiful as the exterior yet also houses card and mobile compartments that make an, albeit glamorous everyday life, more manageable. Sleek gold hardware finishes off the Rider design perfectly, and with achingly ontrend pastel versions sitting alongside sleek graphic prints and even a small but perfectly formed Mini Rider, this is the perfect luxe alternative to the traditional satchels that have previously dominated. Loeffler Randall has built a loyal celebrity following upon an inane ability to communicate the relaxed ambience of summer through accessories that automatically transport you to the hippest haunts in LA, if not in body then at least in mind. With uber-model Miranda Kerr and hip Emma Roberts proudly toting the label around the Hollywood hills, it is little wonder that Loeffler Randall is the name on the lips of stylists everywhere for SS14. 23

Loves McQueen ankle strap sandal £583.33

Saint Laurent Clous Punk Carré Bracelet £345.00 Anton Heunis embellished earrings £147.13

Guiseppe Zanotti Design embellished sandals £861.15

Saint Laurent Small Monogramme Tassel Satchel £1,130.00


Anton Heunis embellished earrings £108.18

Gianvito Rossi perspex panel pumps £411.10

Balmain Crystal embellished Jacket £1,875.00

McQueen peplum pocket utility jacket £1,692.87

Gianmarco Lorenzi embellished classic pumps £584.20


Pollini colour block pumps £385.14

Saint Laurent Lion Bracelet £1,305.00

Ruifier 'Icon Shard' ring £459.00 Giuseppe Zanotti Design gladiator sandals £739.98

Milly Hexagon Two-Tone Dress £420.00


Alexander McQueen Embellished Shoulder Jacket £5,425.00

Versace strass chain 'Vanitas' earrings £360.04

Giuseppe Zanotti Leaf Strap Sandal £1,220.00

Alexander McQueen Satin Knuckle Duster Clutch £1,495.00

Chanel Vintage 'Coco Mademoiselle' earrings £367.00


Jason Wu cropped biker jacket £3,972.54

Reed Krakoff pointed toe ankle boots £454.38


Carven cropped polo shirt £125.49

Rundholz skirted cropped trousers £77.03

3.1 Phillip Lim small' Ryder' satchel £779.50

Carven tweed A-line shorts £246.66

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We Are Handsome

Summer is right around the corner which can only mean one thing - it’s about to be bikini season. With the sensuous two piece being a summer staple, it’s an essential item in our holiday wardrobes. Those who are currently

pieces that capture the sentiment and passion of summer season. The latest range, entitled “The Tropic of Babylon,” is an eclectic assortment of vivid hues, sultry designs and Caribbean inspired beach wear. The

The brand has a host of A-list followers working hard to achieve the perfect beach body, take note, as these brands have some seriously sexy pieces which will both flatter and accentuate the contours of your figure.

collection features sexy string bikinis for those with enviable wash board stomachs, under wired bra tops for those in need of little more support and modest one pieces to highlight super slender pins. The latest colWhilst planning your summer escape con- lection from We Are Handsome also houssider the beautifully new collection from We es a selection of leggings, loose fitting tops Are Handsome. The relatively new brand and long shorts featuring in tropical prints. launched in 2009, but has already gained a whole host of A list followers including: Di- What we adore most about this glorious ane Kruger, Rihanna and Beyonce Knowles. collection are the uniquely interesting prints seen throughout. The label offers a We are Handsome reimagines the norms of segment of summer enveloped in extravaclassic swimwear and constructs beautiful gance and sophistication that surpasses the 37


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seasons. A favourite piece at British MODE is the Bahamas Zipsuit. The metallic pink one piece features a vibrant flamingo print and striking zip detailing for a bold statement. This design feature not only makes it easier to slip into the swimsuit, it sculpts a feminine silhouette which is guaranteed to turn heads when you’re sipping an ice cold mojito by the pool. If you’re not quite feeling the Caribbean vibe and would prefer to rock a more subtly styled bikini this summer, head to JETS and browse the White Label 2014 collection. The range is brimming with deep blue hues, glistening golds and paired down monochrome palettes. Inspiration for the collection was drawn from a wide variety of art, history, books and various cultures around the globe.

back, bandeau, and high neck, allowing you to highlight your best features. The bandeau is perfect for petite ladies with smaller busts, whilst the spider back is an excellent choice for those wanting to reveal a little flesh and the high neck shape can make humble chests appear slightly larger. We are Handsome and JETS have some truly marvellous swimwear for SS14, and with only a couple more months to go before the start of summer we think there’s just enough time to bag a couple pieces of our own.

The refreshing White Label Collection is a comprised of a more modest range of swim suits featuring a variety of cut out detailing and panelling, giving each piece a very chic, high fashion look. JETS have created a marvellous range with couture tailoring, showcasing their impeccable understanding of the female form. The collection as a whole is visually striking, but one of our favourite pieces is the ‘Temptress’ swimsuit. Featuring an exotic Egyptian mosaic print, the design is ideal for those who love colour and would look particularly beautiful on those with an olive complexion. The design is available in three different cuts; the spider 41

Model wears We Are Handsome The Bahamas Cupped Corset ÂŁ288, The Bahamas Leggings ÂŁ199,

Model wears We Are Handsome The Bahamas Zipsuit ÂŁ243, www.

Model wears We Are Handsome The Aloha String Bikini ÂŁ153, We Are Handsome The Drifters Silk Button Up ÂŁ360,

La Paire

Journalist Laura Farrington discusses the beauty of La Paire’s Spring/Summer 2014 line.





There are few things we adore more than leather, aside from, of course, elegant handmade leather sandals. The distinctly beautiful designs from La Paire are what makes each pair timeless and complimentary to any summer ensemble. For the woman who wants to express as much through her careful choice of footwear as she does with her holiday wardrobe, La Paire is the ideal boutique brand. The ethos behind the label is to create superbly hand crafted shoes from only the finest leathers, whilst offering a selection of vibrant and eye-catching styles. The brand offers a year round collection for summer holidays, romantic honeymoons and those who wish to escape the winter months. For spring/summer 2014, La Paire are launching a collection entitled ‘Arabesque’. Ancient artistic decoration is a key motif throughout, with each piece inspired by travel and the gloriously rich culture of Morocco. Founder, Amy La, was particularly inspired by the floral and geometric patterns and motifs of the Iznik tiles of Morocco, stating that this has been conveyed with the use of striking designs and colours. Her love of the lotus palmettes and blossoms that can be found in the designs of the Mediterranean ceramics has also enriched the overall design aesthetic. The vibrancy of colours and intricate details exemplifying the brand’s ethos of si51

multaneous style and elegance. Arabesque as a collection includes three distinctive styles: Rose, Lily and Viola. The Rose sandal is a homage to the traditional Grecian sandal and is crafted with delicate, intricately designed straps. Available in three colours, turquoise, white and black, each feature gold accenting straps adding a lovely hint of glamour and to the sandal.


he Lily sandal is a style that is timeless, with a flattering strap and heel that will suit all women. Available in both a luxurious metallic leather and a soft suede, both designs are contrasted with a delicate but striking printed leather at the front of the sandal. Finally, the collection’s Viola Sandal is a classic style that has a delicate scalloped fringe contrasting against its piping, making this a truly show stopping sandal. The wider strap across the toes ensures ultimate comfort for strolls through cobbled streets and across clear, sandy beaches. It’s also available in three colours, navy and white, beige and black and white with red patterned trim. We can’t quite decide which piece we favour but are sure that they will be wearable for years to come. For soft feminine footwear, La Paire is the perfect go-to brand.








Weekend jet-setters will understand the frustration when it comes to packing items to suit all weathers. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of tips to take the stress out of packing whilst ensuring all your needs are met for your fabulous getaway!

Alpha Lightweight Medium Trip Packing Case retailing at ÂŁ745 is ideal. This suitcase will ensure your luggage arrives securely, allows for efficient packing and makes travelling through airports, switching trains and hailing taxis a stress free breeze. To ensure the best purchase for your needs, be sure to Seasoned travellers should definitely invest in check airline guidelines for size and weight a durable yet lightweight suitcase. The Tumi restrictions first as each company varies.


Article by Kirsti Reid

For your city break, ideally you will need clothes for travelling, sight seeing during the day and for heading out at night for dinner and drinks. The hardest part about packing is the panic. The panic that you won’t pack enough and that you will regret not bringing that sixth pair of strappy sandals! To make it easier, break it up into three outfits, two for day time, one for night time and if you make sure they are interchangeable, three outfits become six, with plenty to choose from.


ith summer right around the corner, it’s essential that you pack the staple maxi dress. Great for all seasons, when worn with flats or heels it can be transitioned from day to night. They are an essential item to pack for comfort, style and versatility. We’re currently loving the Just Cavalli Georgette Orchid Maxi Dress, available from Harrods and retailing at £1,075.00. It’s always best to pack light when it comes to shoes and opt for earthy tones as they’re easy to pair up with many different outfits. We’d recommend the Giuseppe Zanotti Fish Bone Sandals for £610.00. Finally, when it comes to accessories we all have a tendency to over pack, but try to keep it simple with classic pieces and one statement piece for any special event.


Giuseppe Zanotti Fish Bone Sandals £610.00

*Try rolling your clothes instead of folding, it produces less creases and saves space. * 70% o f suitcases on any given carousel are black. A coloured luggage strap or piece of ribbon tied to the handle will make your black case easier to identify. 57


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By columnist Suzanne Bernie

There are many elements to ‘The Perfect Date’, of course top of the list is the perfect partner! However the chances of you knowing all about this person before your first date is rare. So remember the fist rule within 5 seconds of meeting someone, whether it be an important meeting or a first date, a subconscious opinion will be formed about you based solely on your appearance! This means one thing and ONE thing only - your date outfit must to be perfect! Firstly, find out the venue, you wouldn’t want to make a huge faux pas and be dressed inappropriately. If the date is going to be a surprise then ask whether jeans are appropriate, this will give you a good guideline. There are not many places you can’t go to in jeans and with denim being so big this season the choice is absolutely huge! Steer clear of the shredded look for a first date, it may be ‘cool’ but you’ll want to look sleek and sophisticated. A satin blouse for instance, when paired with a statement necklace and sexy heels would be ideal in this instance. You’re aiming for it to look effortless, even if its taken hours to achieve. The idea is to look natural and know what will work so that you will carry yourself with ease and confidence.


Opposite are some ideas for your dates, both day and night.

Kohatu & Petros Double Chain Gold Choker £239.00

CLU Silk-satin tuxedo jumpsuit £400

Supertrash Gloomy Ankle Boots £155.00

Sabine G 18k White Gold, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Hoop £9,115.00

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Model wears Betty Barclay layered-look summer dress, ÂŁ115.00

Model wears Betty Barclay swinging summer dress with floral print and black/white stripes, ÂŁ80.00

Model wears M&Co Floral Cowl Back Dress £39, Colour-Block Bag £29

Model wears Viyella Floral Pleated Dress £169.00, Pink Tweed Jacket £179.00

With summer right around the corner we thought we’d share a selection of our all time favourite products for the season. Whether it be items to combat the effects of sun on our perrectly prepped skin, lightweight products which us a youthful glow, or ‘miracle’ creams which are a must-have for the season, this is a run down of our top items. Be sure to check out next month’s beauty reviews and trend tips. Also follow us on twitter @BritishMODE and tell us what some of your favourite items are, perhaps they’ll make it on to next year’s list!



Beauty Bag Essentials Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush Compact, £35.00

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £20

This show stopping product makes us glow like goddesses. This 3 toned bronzer/blush combination is ideal for either day or night whether used separately or blended.

Who would be surprised to see Urban Decay’s All nighter Setting Spray on the list? This is a wonderful product to use year round but in summer it’s an absolute essential, particularly for those with dry skin who are looking for an alternative to powder.

Skin Shop’s Silver Serum, £12.95

Summer unfortunately means sweating which isn’t always great for the skin. This brilliant serum contains pure Anti-Microbial silver to rid the skin of bad bacteria. Apply this at night and experience clearer skin by morning!

Skin Shop’s Dry Skin Eye Gel, £6.95

During summer the eye area can become sore and inflamed. This gently moisturising Dry Eye Gel contains Cardiospermum to calm irritation and dryness and it’s a winner!

Sheer Cover Studio™ Conceal & Brighten Trio, £22.95

This lightweight formulation gives medium-buildable coverage without settling into fine lines. Available in 3 shades for light, medium and dark skin this really does suit all! 67


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Still need a helping hand to create that ethereal healthy finish? Invest in either a cream based or powder highlighter. I simply adore the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight (£34) which is well worth the money. Dusting lightly across the cheekbones, down the nose, over the cupids bow and across the eyelids will have you instantly looking like you’ve banked a full 12 hours sleep. Pastels and subtle nudes are still big for this Spring Summer so get your hands on lilacs, mauves and peaches. To be right on trend try Nails Inc’s latest Floral offering of Floral Polishes (£12) which have four rainbow shades containing floral-shaped glitter particles.

With this focus on skin for SS14, foundation formulations are now more lightweight and radiant than ever, whilst allowing buildable coverage. My current kit favourites are Shisheido’s Sheer & Perfect (£29) and Smashbox Liquid Halo (£27), for a silky natural finish.

This season is all about teaming pastel hues with natural skin. A peach, pink or coral flush will add a great pop of colour. Burberry’s latest offering, Light Glow in Peony (£29), is lovely and lightweight and gives a youthful glow.



EUROPEAN SPA ESCAPES We sent our columnist, Kelly Millar, to experience and review two fabulous spa/wellness retreats from around Europe . Here’s her verdict...

With summer being right around the corner it’s now the perfect time to focus on health and relaxation! Wellness is a new buzzword, but the taking time to focus on your health and overall wellbeing is always a good decision, regardless of the time of year. Whether you want to improve your health by de-stressing, detoxing, losing weight, getting in shape, or simply finding some peace and solitude, a wellness getaway could be the ideal option!

ple are willing to travel to a different place in order to experience bespoke, authentic therapies or activities to enhance their personal health and wellbeing and I suppose the proof is in the pudding!

As much as I myself enjoy many feel-good treatments that day spas have to offer, this is a completely different approach. It offers a chance to truly change your outlook in life and work towards a larger goal of optimal health and wellbeing. So, can a spa and wellness Whether it be yoga, reiki, break really change your life? sound therapy or meditaIt seems more and more peo- tion, there is no doubt that 70

more people are seeking a wellness holiday with a holistic approach to balance the mind, body and spirit. In Chinese medicine prevention is better than the cure, and there has been a wave of relaxation and anti-stress therapies integrated into most Western spa programmes as of late which I couldn’t wait to try. I was sent to experience a couple of wellness programmes with different approaches to see first hand the real benefits which would help me detox from my stressful urban life.


Gozo island, Malta

I decided to book withWellbeing Escapes; one of the UK’s leading services for wellness getaways. With their knowledgeable team, they hand pick, negotiate and coordinate the best deal for their clients, ensuring that the entire process is simple and seamless. The team coordinated an incredible ayurvedic programme based on my needs, which was The Ayurvedic Rejuvenation at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz located in Malta, on the island of Gozo. This stunning luxury 5* countryside resort is surrounded by terrace-like hills, green vegetable fields and vineyards. Arriving to such a picturesque Med72

an idyllic setting for me to relax in between my treatments. As part of the programme I received two therapies per day according to my individualised programme, tailored specifically to my body and concerns. The treatments I received included luxurious massages, body-shaping therapies, detox wraps, as well as head and foot therapies with scented oils, all designed to ultimately purify the entire body both internally and externally. Combined with my Ayurveda food plan, designed by their Ayurvedic chef, it was an intense yet enjoyable detox. Anyone opting for this plan will probably feel slightly tired during the first few days as part of the detoxiiterranean scene truly felt like a sanc- fying process, but once you tuary and was just what I needed to get through that, you’re left de-stress from my busy urban life. feeling totally invigorated and completely revived. The Ayurvedic Rejuvination began with an initial consultation with the By the end of the week, my Ayurvedic doctor to personalise my jeans were feeling looser, my programme. He was friendly, profes- complexion was radiant and sional and answered all my questions I hadn’t remembered feeling with ease. Ayurveda is an ancient In- that healthy in years! I was dian system of healing which has been ready to return to bustle of defined as the “knowledge of living. my urban existence and take My suite was absolutely delightful and on the world once again – true to its location with stone floors this is definitely suited to and a colour palette comprised of those looking to unwind warm mediterranean hues, providing whilst focusing on health.

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Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz


Bavaria, Germany “Prevention is the centre of all our therapies.” - Dr. Bernadette Lippert

only a few clinics in Europe following such a nature orientated and preventive approach - “Prevention is the centre of all our therapies,” says Dr. Bernadette Lippert.

My next stop was the marvellous Malteser Klinik. Located 2 hours outside Frankfurt in Bavaria, the Malteser Klinik is a unique clinic with an array of naturopathic treat 76

The clinic offers an extraordinary spectrum of naturopathic treatments including: nutrition counselling, fasting cures, herbal and traditional Chinese medicine with acupuncture, homoeopathy, osteopathy, traditional spa therapies, and variments that aim to introduce ous hydro/physiotherapies. and motivate people to follow a healthy lifestyle as part of My visit began with a trip to their every day routine. the doctor whereby we discussed all of my concerns in Malteser Klinik is one of great detail and he put togeth-

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er a bespoke anti-stress pro- room with a gorgeous balco- ed a complete gym and pool. gramme for the entirety of my ny which overlooked the for- After the initial few days of stay. My personal programme est, it was easy to feel right tiredness, detoxing and ad-

included a combination of spa treatments (hydro therapies), a healthful diet, osteopathy, acupuncture, regular exercise and infrared sauna sessions. The entire clinic is bright and airy with large windows and a fresh, sleek design. With stylish dĂŠcor and a spacious

at home. The therapists were knowledgeable, warm and extremely professional, to say the very least. Each guest has their daily routine delivered to their “mailbox� the night before. In between my therapies and meals I took advantage of their impressive spa facilities which includ-

justing to the routine, I gradually felt more energetic and vitalized and spent many of my evenings enjoying long walks through the magnificent forest surrounding the clinic. By the time I returned home my insomnia had been cured, I felt amazingly refreshed and my skin was glowing!

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C omic Relief

Founded in 1985 Comic Relief has changed minds and lives through tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice to affect lasting change here and abroad. The UK registered company and charity is supported by BT and Oxfam, partnered by Sainsbury, TK Maxx and British Airways amongst others. In the creative arts it’s supported by such luminaries as Lenny Henry, Richard Curtis, Jane Tewson, Peter Bennett-Jones, Bob Zmuda and J.K. Rowling et al; its work continues to go from strength to strength.


As the 6th most charitable nation in the world, according to the Charities Aid Foundation 2013, Briton’s can feel justly proud of our current level of participation. There are many ways to get involved with Comic Relief: Your Company could find out about becoming a partner or you may have a brand, asset or character (Licensing), that could raise money for specific projects or provide funds all year round. You can join in with a fund raising event, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, buy products

that raise money or leave a legacy. There are international events and partnerships assisting schools in the creation of top quality educational resources. Many events were held across the country such as Olly Murs and Nick Grimshaw’s Clash of The Titans challenge at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Over in Santa Monica in the US, on the 13th March, Gordon Ramsay (in association with British Airways), led the Flash Gordon Mob in a 100 metre mini fun-run bringing the

Photograph courtesy of British Airways - photography by Mike Windle, Getty for British Airways

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charity event to the 350,000 Brits who live in LA. The chef was accompanied by BA Staff, ‘Angelinos,’ as well as 35 volunteers, some in Chef ’s Whites and some in Flash Gordon costumes. Through its Flying Start partnership with Comic Relief, British Airways has raised more than 6.5 million pounds for the charity. Gordon Ramsay said, “There’s so many British people living and working in LA, so it’s great to be able to cook up some awareness for Flying Start and Sport Relief! I’m currently working here too, so it was nice to see so many

Brits, as well as locals, coming biennial Sport Relief events; along to show their support.” established in 2002, Sport Relief has its roots in Comic Relief Chef Ramsay is a frequent vis- and the association with BBC itor to LA as well as a triath- Sport, drawing on the worlds lete, producing an exclusive of Sport and Entertainment guide to the best places to run, to raise money for vulnerable cycle and swim in the city. people in the UK and some of Mary Barry, British Airway’s the world’s poorest countries. community investment man- The Sport Relief Mile, officialager said, “What a great way to ly sponsored by Sainsbury’s bring Sport Relief to the many is the key event where memBrits living in LA. We are very bers of the public do their passionate about our Flying bit. The array of Sport Relief Start partnership and want to events has raised over 195 thank the generosity of our million pounds since 2002. customers and everyone at the airline who continuous- For further information about ly support our partnership.” getting involved visit www. The month of March saw the

Comic Relief is a UK registered company limited by guarantee and a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England & Wales (326568) and with OSCR in Scotland (SC039730).


Photograph courtesy of British Airways - photography by Mike Windle, Getty for British Airways




Stem Ginger Cheesecake, Pine Nut Cream, Pineapple Sorbet & Wild Sorrel


Ingredients For the Cheesecake:

Pineapple Sorbet:

* 500g Cream cheese *100g Icing sugar * 200ml Double Cream * 3 tblsp Stem ginger puree

* 350g Water * 150g Sugar * 250g Pineapple puree * 3 tblsp Glucose Syrup * Juice of 2 lemons

Pine Nut Cream: *200g Pine nuts

This recipe serves 8

Method 1. Beat together cream cheese and Icing sugar until smooth. Add double cream slowly and continue to mix until thick. Fold in stem ginger and put into a piping bag. Keep in the refrigerator until required. 2. For the sorbet: bring water, sugar and glucose to the boil. Remove from heat and add puree. Cool then add lemon juice and churn. Keep in the freezer in a covered container until required. 3. To make the pine nut cream: blend pine nuts in thermomixer at 37 °c for 20 minutes. Transfer the creamy mixture to a squeezy bottle and keep in the refrigerator until required.

Serve Using a stainless steel ring, pipe the cheesecake mixture onto the centre of the plate. Spread the top with a palette to even it out. Use a blow torch to gently heat the ring and remove carefully. Squeeze random dots of pine nut cream onto plate. Place some wild sorrel leaves or edible ower on top of cheesecake and then carefully place a scoop of sorbet on the top. 125 Windsor Rd, Chobham, Woking, Surrey GU24 8QS 01276 858000



Warm Chocolate Fondant with Tudor Rose Ice Cream & Rosebay Willowherb


Ingredients Hot Chocolate Fondant:

Rose Ice Cream:

* 120g butter * 120g dark chocolate * 2 tsp rice flour * 4 egg yolks * 2 egg whites * ¼ cup caster sugar

* 10 egg yolks * 200g sugar * 500ml milk * 500ml double cream * Good quality rose water to taste * Drop of red food colouring

Cooking time: 10mins

Method (Fondant) 1. Pre-heat your oven to 190c. 2. Gradually melt the butter & chocolate. 3. Add in the rice flour and egg yolks. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites and slowly add sugar until it forms a stiff peak. Then fold into the chocolate. 4. Pipe into greased and lined moulds. 5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes. It should be runny in the centre.

Method (Ice Cream) 1. Heat both the cream & the milk together. 2. Whisk the eggs yolks and sugar well. 3. Pour thehot cream and milk over the egg and sugar mixture and mix. 4. Once mixed, return to the pot and stir constantly over a low heat until thickened. 5. Strain and chill the mixtured and add rose water to taste. The final step is to add the red food colouring to, enough to get a light pink colour, before churning.

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Sal Henley’s

Blandford Flyer Banana & Gingerbread Trifle

Photography by Gareth Morgan


Ingredients For the trifle:

Caramel Sauce:


*5 ripe bananas, sliced *6 tbsps Badger Blandford Flyer Ale *2 knobs of stem ginger, finely chopped *500g pot ready made custard *300ml double cream *100g honey roasted cashew nuts, chopped *1/2 tbsp light muscovado sugar

*100g golden syrup *50g salted butter *100g light muscovado sugar *120ml double cream *2 tbsp syrup from stem ginger jar

*225g plain flour *125g light muscovado sugar *1 tsp baking powder *1/4 tsp salt *A few good grinds of black pepper *1 1/2 tsp ground ginger *1/4 tsp ground cloves *120g salted butter *120ml Badger Blandford Flyer Ale *160g black treacle *1 large egg, beaten

Prep: 30 minutes / Cook : 25 minutes

Method For the gingerbread, preheat the oven to 180C, fan 160C, gas 4. Firstly mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, black pepper, ginger and cloves together in a large bowl. Then melt the butter in a saucepan with the Badger blandford flyer ale and treacle. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix until smooth, and fold through the egg. Pour into a lined 30cm x 18cm baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean, and cool. For the caramel sauce add all the ingredients into a saucepan aside from the cream and ginger syrup, melt over a gentle heat and then simmer for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring often. Add the cream and syrup and simmer for a further minute, remove and cool. To assemble the trifle, turn out the gingerbread and cut in half. Spread a little of the caramel sauce over half of it, then sandwich together with the other half and cut into pieces and use half to line the base of a 3 litre trifle dish. Drizzle over 3 tablespoons of Badger blandford flyer ale over the gingerbread, top with half of the sliced bananas followed by half of the remaining caramel sauce. Repeat these layers. Stir the stem ginger into the custard and spread over the top. Whisk the double cream to soft peaks and spoon on top of the trifle. To garnish sprinkle over the cashews and sugar and refrigerate for an hour before serving.


Felice Tocchini’s Sweet Potato Pudding

Created by celebrity chef and sweet potato lover Felice Tocchini, this recipe makes enough to feed the entire family, and would be a delightful end to a traditional roast dinner on Easter Sunday.


Serves 6

¼ pint/140ml puddings

Ingredients *100g butter, plus extra for greasing *75g caster sugar *75g brown sugar *50ml vegetable oil *2 eggs *150g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting *½tsp chopped dried or fresh lavender *200g sweet potatoes, grated

Method 1. Grease 6 pudding basins with butter then dust with flour, shaking out any excess. 2. Beat together the butter, sugar and oil. 3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. 4. Fold in the flour and lavender, then add the sweet potatoes and combine. 5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pudding basins. Cover each pudding with aluminium  foil and cook in a steamer for about 40-45 minutes or until cooked (if using a single large basin the cooking time will increase to about 1hour 15mins). 6. Remove the puddings from the moulds and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche. (If you don’t have a steamer cover the bottom of a deep roasting tray with kitchen paper, place the puddings on the paper and fill the tray with water half way up the pudding moulds. Cover the tray with foil and place in a preheated oven 180°C/gas mark 4 for 40-45 minutes.)

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