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LOCAL Editors Letter London Shopping Scene Life in London Banksy

LIFESTYLE Choosing a Career Skin Care for Men Valentines Day Stress Relief It had to be you BMI Calculation

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EDITOR’S LETTER

LONDON CALLING The official statistician has declared that the UK has finally emerged from recession at the end of last year. Let us therefore hope that 2010 is going to continue improving for all of us. For those of us in the capital, who earn (on average) the highest wages in the UK and who benefit from tremendous levels of tourism (despite high terror levels) we have a chance to either find reasonable employment or, create our own. London is such a rich and culturally diverse city that the creation of almost any form of business is a real reality. David Cameron has already signalled that he intends to talk up enterprise and tackle what he describes as an “anti-achievement culture” in Britain which is a great step considering many young businesses have been so far stifled in growth under endless reams of bureaucratic nonsense and heavy financial bias towards Major Corporation. As we head away from a heavy recession which has been costly in loss of businesses, we head into an increase in our security levels. As the terror threat level increases, so does our resolve, our willingness to not show fear and keep London free from terror. A wise man once said, “If you are bored of London, you are bored with life”, and you only need to look at all that our capital can offer to all walks of life, to see that this is well said. Enjoy our city, enjoy our streets and our people, and more importantly, enjoy yourself.


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MAKE A DASH FOR LONDON’S SHOPPING SCENE By Gaizka Pujana

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nyone who’s after a bit of retail indulgence in the UK needn’t look far. After all, big cities - such as Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester all have an endless array of shops to choose from. But for anyone looking to make a proper attempt at satisfying their craving for retail bliss, there can only truly be one UK city which can provide: London. London is known for its eclectic offerings - from its diverse cuisine to its distinctive neighborhoods - and it’s no different in the realm of shopping.Every type of shopper will find his or her niche in London - from the bargain hunter to the high-end fashionista. So it’s no wonder that so many flock to London’s renowned shopping districts to get a taste of the best in retail therapy. A few districts in central London are particularly renowned for their shopping and entertainment attributes - for instance, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Strand and Holborn. And anyone who’s interested in taking a short break to indulge in a bit of shopping is sure to have their work cut out for them! Situated on the easternmost district of Westminster, Covent Garden is dominated by an array of shopping and entertainment venues such as the Royal Opera House and the Covent Garden Piazza - which, having stood as a covered fruit, vegetable and flower market from the 1500s until 1974, is now filled with shops, bars and restaurants. You’ll find everything from high street shops to independent boutiques - ensuring a worthwhile shopping experience. Covent Garden is also close to Soho, St. James’ and Bloomsbury, and is bound by high Holborn to the north and Strand to the south. Located in Westminster, Strand starts at Trafalgar Square and runs east to join

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Fleet Street and Temple Bar. It’s also home to various entertainment establishments, such as the Savoy Theatre and the Adelphi Theatre. Having once been a popular gathering spot for seminal writers and thinkers, including Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle and John Stuart Mill, Strand holds an air of historic grandeur alongside modern magnificence. 216 Strand is also home to Twinings, the first known tea room, which was opened in 1706 and still sells tea today. And while you’re on Strand, don’t forget to pay a visit to the nearby Oxford Street. which, at 2 km long, is the longest shopping street in the world. If you’re thinking about booking a short break to experience London’s shopping splendors, you may want to consider making accommodation arrangements via one of the many specialists in arranging London short breaks. That way, you’ll get accommodation that’s based in the very centre of all the retail excitement and you’ll gain access to a range of special deals that short break specialists can offer. London’s shopping and entertainment scene awaits - so make a break for it today!


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LIFE IN LONDON AND HOW TO ENJOY IT By TC

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cities in photo online sharing websites. The Victorian buildings and the paved alleyways allow for a great subject to make and share your favorite videos online – often featuring local folk music and artists. But what is one of the largest attractions of London life is the English Premier League. As far as enjoying with your peers is concerned, the London university students’ forums often organize festivals and concerts that feature some of the most noted musicians, artists and playwrights from across the country. Life at London never seems to cease springing pleasant surprises at visitors, and every individual can get a break for his taste of enjoyment in this British metropolis.

So, as members of photo online sharing and video sharing websites go berserk over the cherished moments spent in London, you can consult any of these sites to figure out the best places to visit and the coolest things to do while you arrive in the city itself ! Today, online photo sharing websites can reveal a lot more about wholesome entertainment and nuances of city life than a guy living in the region itself !

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ith a huge number of students traveling to London to study and work each year, it is but natural that the lifestyle of London would be more youth-oriented than in other cities of Europe. And ironically, this is what attracts the students more towards the English capital than other European cities. True to the quote, ‘If you are bored of London, you are bored with life’, London’s life is enthralling and is a completely new experience for students arriving from abroad, especially those who come from Asian and African countries. What accompany students in London are digital cameras, which keep clicking at regular intervals, allowing students and the youth to capture cherished moments in the city and share albums of photos online. However, with hundreds of college forums and university forums arranging necessary details for students such as accommodation, lodging, food, etc., Most of the young adults and students arriving in London do not have to worry about breaking the ice. And with a huge array of restaurants, food chains, shopping malls, etc. employing part-time workers, the daily expenses of an average student is met with ease. A large number of pubs, bars, bowling alleys, nightclubs and cineplexes dot the London street line, providing enough entertainment and recreation for the young crowd. The Thames and city parks provide a lot of serene and placid beauty to the city, and have been a major reason why London is one of the most featured


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BANKSY Banksy is the World’s Most Wanted Graffiti Artist

By James William Smith

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ou can see graffiti in every country in the world. It often defaces walls, poles, trains and the fronts and sides of buildings. Graffiti is considered undesirable vandalism to its victims who spend time and money to paint over or wash it off their property. Indeed, graffiti painting is an ongoing problem in many subway stations and on public walkways, signs, cement walls, and other locations. However, on the streets of the United Kingdom near London, an artist called Banksy continues to gain international recognition and fame for his graffiti. The fact is that Banksy’s “street art” has become immensely popular with both pedestrians and private art collectors alike. In the last several years, there have been a number of exhibitions and auctions of Banksy’s art work as his popularity has soared. The growing popularity of his art is in evidence in the secondary market where a painting titled “Space Girl and Bird” sold for $575,000 in an auction event last year (2007). In fact, Banksy’s art can now be found in many private art collections worldwide.Banksy has also produced leaflets and books on art and has his own website. He self-published his first three books, “Existentialism,” “Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall,” and “Cut It Out.” His latest book called, “Wall and Piece,” was published by Random House and has already sold more than two hundred and fifty thousand copies. Nevertheless, Banksy continues to keep his real identity secret to avoid arrest and prosecution. His anonymity is said to be born of a desire to

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be a “quality vandal” and to elude the police. He once said, “Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw wherever they liked, where the street was awash with a million colors and little phrases. . . . A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business.” He has a unique view of the art world as well. He has said, “The art world is the biggest joke going. It’s a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak.” Banksy’s graffiti began appearing on trains and walls around Bristol, England in 1993. By 2001, his street art could be seen all over the United Kingdom. His art has a distinctive style which makes it easy to recognize. It features attention to detail and uses layered stenciling and spray paint. Banksy uses familiar images and his pictures contain dark humor and are often controversial. His art is often focused around anti-war, anti-establishment, and anti-capitalism themes. Sometimes Banksy’s works have a pro-freedom message. Banksy uses rats as images in many of his pictures. His most famous street paintings are a series of black-and-white stenciled rats. Many of these rats are created to be larger than life. The rats have become immensely popular with London pedestrians. A “gangster rat,” painted on a wall near the Smithfield market, wears a peace-sign medallion and carries a sign that says “Welcome to Hell.” Another rat holds a sign that reads, “Please love me.” Other Banksy art features the image of two policemen kissing painted on a


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the United States. He painted the security fence at Bethlehem with a scene of a hole in the concrete barrier. The hole revealed a glittering beach on the other side. Banksy is viewed by people in many different ways. To some he is an anti-hero who touches the public conscience. Others think of him as an anti-social rogue who vandalizes public property. Some people who have done business with him consider him to be both a genius and a madman. Many view him as unique and irreverent. On his website Banksy states that he has bought a taller ladder to use in his work. So there can be no doubt that his graffiti (“street art”) will continue. For their part, the authorities in the United Kingdom will continue to try to identify and subsequently arrest Banksy, the world’s most wanted graffiti artist.

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public wall. In another picture a military helicopter is adorned with a pink bow. Winston Churchill has a Mohawk haircut in another. He has even produced revisionist oil paintings such as Mona Lisa with a yellow smiley face, and a pastoral landscape surrounded by crimescene tape. Banksy, dressed in a disguise, installed them in the Louvre and the Tate. Banksy often uses public walls as a background to display his art. Although recently he has been creating art on canvas as well. In addition, Banksy sometimes enters museums and galleries to add his own art to the museum collections. In the last several years, Banksy’s street art has been seen internationally. It has been found in the Middle East on Israel’s West Bank barrier, and in various countries worldwide including Spain, Palestine, Germany, and


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CHOOSING A CAREER

& BEING GOOD AT SOMETHING YOU HATE VIKRAM KARVE

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or Medicine, and most of us continued being good at something we did not like. And later in life we discovered what we truly liked and pursued what we really wanted to do (our true métier) as hobbies. Fortunately, nowadays things are different. Young persons have plenty of choice and opportunity to choose what they want to do. If you are on the verge of choosing your career, the first thing to do is to develop a concept of the person you would like to be. Let your inner conscience be your guide and resist temptation and undue pressures from elders and peers. Choosing a job you like which is not in conflict with your values and lets you realize your full individuality and creative potential will enable you to achieve a sense of fulfillment. Do interact with career counselors, talk to your parents, elders, peers and take their advice, but remember to distinguish between the “hard” and the “soft” facets of career attributes. Read some good books on career guidance.

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Teacher, Professor, Researcher, College or School Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Guidance Counsellor, and, yes, Career Counsellor. Am I one of these? Well, I am not going to tell you. I wish you all the best. Have fun, introspect and learn more and more about your own self. Take your time, think, discuss, read, experiment, reflect, and discover your true métier in harmony with your interests and values and inner self. Choose your career wisely and enjoy your work – remember it is better to be good at what you like than be good at what you don’t like! LB

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My favorite is a book called What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles. It is updated and published every year. It is a fascinating read and will help you discover your true métier. And why not take a few career tests? You can either visit a career counsellor or psychologist who will administer relevant tests to you. Or try the online tests. My favorite one is The Princeton Review Career Quiz which is available online. It is a simple, fast, interesting and effective forced choice test which presents you with interesting career options. I just gave the test a few moments ago, and the results say that my interest color is Blue, which means I am a creative, humanistic, thoughtful, quiet type, and my usual style is Yellow, which means I tend to be orderly, cautious, loyal, systematic, methodical, solitary, and organized and will thrive in a research-oriented, predictable, established, orderly environment. As per the test results, my career choices include Writer, Librarian, Philosopher,


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SKIN CARE FOR MEN GETTING METROSEXUAL IN 2010

Yusuf Ziya Gulec

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ays are gone when male didn't bother about skin care. Nowadays, men are paying attention for their skin just like the women do. One school of thought still believes that there is no need to use skin care products because it is better to look more masculine and distinctive and having wrinkles is just like having character lines on your faces. But others have a viewpoint that there are enough character lines and distinctiveness on their faces and they don't need any more. It really doesn't matter from which school of thought you build but skin care these days is essential for an attractive look. If you visit the market and group to famous brands you might get confused by list of products available over there. Questions arises in everybody minds; which one to choose and which not to. I'm giving you some tips, to save your money, by restricting you from buying any useless stuff. Process and regimes used in men is almost similar as it is in women. Only difference is, men's product comes in different and more masculine packing but chemical constituents used in all the products are almost the same. Moreover, men's products are a bit expensive than the others because the target customers are few as compared to women’s skin care products. There is no harm in using woman products because they are relatively cheap

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and you can find several options in their skin care products but don't try to steal your wife’s skin care products because it may do more harm than doing any good. Daily routine of skin care should be started with exfoliation. It is simple, wash your face scrub it you can use a facial cleanser or a mild soap which has more moisturizers in it. Purpose behind it is to remove the dead cells from the surface of your body and allow new cells to sparkle on your face and it also decreases fine line and wrinkles appearance on your skin. When we shave, it is also an act of exfoliation but taking care of your forehead, cheeks, lips, eyes and all the rest of the area. Next step is application of liberal use of absorbable moisturizer. You can also find some nice date and nighttime eye creams try nice ones. Dark circles around the eyes most probably appear due to minerals and vitamins deficiencies. So, it's a good idea to take multivitamins and mineral mixtures to combat it. One important thing is hydration, drinking liberal amount of water in a day is necessary for the hydration of the body. Signs of dehydration first appear on the face and especially eyes. Additionally, you can use nice sun block on your face while going out in a sunny day. Facial is also recommended for men once in a couple of months. LB


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also include your choice of venue. Even if your Valentines Day Gifts are the epitome of originality, if your Valentine's Day celebration is becoming a little bit tired, you need to get your thinking cap on and do something a little bit different. For example, if your celebrations begin or end with a romantic dinner for two, it might be wise to, either choose a different way to celebrate, or pick a different venue; while you might consider the menu at a particular place to be one of the greatest Valentines Day Gifts you could possibly give, repetition and routine is one of the surest ways to make a relationship fall into a rut. The same level of care should be taken with the actual Valentines Day Gifts themselves. Even if you've got the flowers and the venue for celebrations sorted, individual Valentines Day Gifts should also be a priority. For example, if your choices of Valentines Day Gifts are usually quite traditional, it might be quite exciting to think of Valentines Day Gifts of a more exciting and unusual variety. So, if you're looking to make a big and bold statement - perhaps you're thinking of taking the plunge and making a marriage proposal? - Why not say it with a beautiful My Last Rolo, created in Hallmarked Silver? What could be more appropriate on Valentine's Day than giving a last Rolo, created from Hallmarked Silver, to the love of your life on February 14th? However, no matter what you do this Valentine's Day, and whichever Valentines Day Gifts you eventually decide upon, the most important thing to remember is to make sure everything you do is done with sincerity, and with love. Good luck! LB

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alentine's Day is a special and magical time of the year, where lovers can exchange beautiful Valentines Day Gifts, and individuals can dip their toes into the paddling pool of love for the very first time. However, while those in the first stages of love can feel free to reuse past ideas on someone new, for those within an established relationship it's advisable to show a certain amount of originality; after all, when it comes to Valentines Day Gifts and romantic gestures, nobody wants to come across as lacking inspiration; the future of a relationship could well depend upon it. Before thinking about the Valentine's Day plans for this year, it's probably worth considering your approach during previous years. If you're the type of person who likes to start giving Valentines Day Gifts with flowers, what type do you give and where do you buy them? If you're the type of man or woman who usually buys flowers at the last minute from the local petrol station, perhaps that's something should definitely change. But what if you usually splash out and really make an effort at your local florist? The first thing to consider is whether or not you always use the same company; no matter how good they are, there is a change that as your business relationship develops, they'll know what you like and will always seek to satisfy. If you usually go for roses, why not try orchids - or even other types of flowers? Colours should be varied too - even if you just have to have a bouquet of roses, you can make your Valentines Day Gifts seem so much more original with a little variation of colour. On your list of things to consider should

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Relaxation Practices for Stress Relief Peter Wilson

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he body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response. When practiced regularly, these activities lead to a reduction in your everyday stress levels and a boost in your feelings of joy and serenity. What’s more, they also serve a protective quality by teaching you how to stay calm and collected in the face of life’s curve balls. The stress response floods your body with chemicals that prepare you for “fight or flight.” But while the stress response is helpful in true emergency situations where you must be alert, it wears your body down when constantly activated. The relaxation response brings your system back into balance: deepening your breathing, reducing stress hormones, slowing down your heart rate and blood pressure, and relaxing your muscles. Set aside time in your daily schedule: The best way to start and maintain a relaxation practice is by incorporating it into your daily routine. Schedule a set time either once or twice a day for your practice. You may find that it’s easier to stick with your practice if you do it first thing in the morning, before other tasks and responsibilities get in the way. Don’t practice when you’re sleepy: These techniques can relax you so much that they can make you very sleepy, especially if it’s close to bedtime. You will get the most out of these techniques if you practice when you’re fully awake and alert. Choose a technique that appeals to you: There is no single relaxation technique that is best. When choosing a relaxation technique, consider your specific needs, preferences, and fitness level. The right relaxation technique is the one that resonates with you and fits your lifestyle. Deep breathing for stress relief: With its focus on full, cleansing breaths, deep breathing is a simple, yet powerful, relaxation technique. It’s easy to learn, can be practiced almost anywhere, and provides a quick way to get your stress levels in check. Deep breathing is the cornerstone of many other relaxation practices, too, and can be combined with other relaxing elements such as aromatherapy and music. All you really need is a few minutes and a place to stretch out.

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Most progressive muscle relaxation practitioners start at the feet and work their way up to the face. • • • • • • • • •

Loosen your clothing, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. Take a few minutes to relax, breathing in and out in slow, deep breaths. When you’re relaxed and ready to start,shift your attention to your right foot. Take a moment to focus on the way it feels. Slowly tense the muscles in your right foot, squeezing as tightly as you can. Relax your right foot. Focus on the tension flowing away and the way your foot feels as it becomes limp and loose. Stay in this relaxed state for a moment, breathing deeply and slowly. When you’re ready, shift your attention to your left foot. Follow the same sequence of muscle tension and release. Move slowly up through your body — legs, abdomen, back, neck, face — contracting and relaxing the muscle groups as you go.

For stress relief, try the following mindfulness meditation techniques: * Body scan – Body scanning cultivates mindfulness by focusing your attention on various parts of your body. Like progressive muscle relaxation, you start with your feet and work your way up. However, instead of tensing and relaxing your muscles, you simply focus on the way each part of your body feels without labeling the sensations as either “good” or “bad”. * Walking meditation - You don’t have to be seated or still to meditate. In walking meditation, mindfulness involves being focused on the physicality of each step - the sensation of your feet touching the ground, the rhythm of your breath while moving, and feeling the wind against your face. * Mindful eating – If you reach for food when you’re under stress or gulp your meals down in a rush, try eating mindfully. Sit down at the table and focus your full attention on the meal (no TV, newspapers, or eating on the run). Eat slowly, taking the time to fully enjoy and concentrate on each bite.

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IT HAD TO BE YOU By 30FLONDON “ - my love letter to - WHEN HARRY MET SALLY” Can men and women be friends? I would like to think so. But looking at my friendships with my closest male friends and their has been sexual attraction at some point, mutual or one-sided. I am close with some of my exes because once the relationship had ended and whatever bitterness hadn’t destroyed - a friendship was organically left over. I love the company of men and actually prefer it if I don’t fancy them. That’s not to say I don’t like a little flirtation, it’s just when I fancy someone I act like an idiot. Think Marx Brothers coffee clumsiness all over the place. High maintenance vs. Low maintenance I am both high maintenance and low maintenance. I am extremely tolerate and patient but when I go off on one, boy do I? I tend to be high maintenance at the beginning of a relationship, when I say relationship, I mean agreeing to go out, be exclusive and be ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’. After a few testing tantrums I calm down and become low maintenance. Why? God knows. I think it’s a defence mechanism. Either way it can’t be healthy?! News flash: Women fake orgasms I love the fact that this was a wake-up call to men in the late 1980s. “Women fake orgasms? No. Or not with me at least”. As a rule, I try not to fake it. When you fake an orgasm a men will forever think that whatever he was doing was pushing the right buttons. I have faked an orgasm twice, both occasions I knew I wasn’t going to come, mentally I was elsewhere and I thought it nicer or easier to fake it, and it worked. I ensured that it was a faked routine mind, I told him where to touch and with what force, so the next time at least he would know where, when and for how long.

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I am not your consolation prize One particular ex calls me when he is bored and/or lonely. It’s been years since I’ve engaged in sexual activity with him but I will get a call at least once in six months. If he calls when I am emotional and/or drunk - he will always get the ‘I am not your consolation prize’ speech, he treated me badly when we were together yet thinks he can since make it better. The idiosyncrasies When you accept and realise you like and even adore the imperfections of a partner that is love.

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has been proven that those with extra fats around the midriff area tend to develop heart disease and diabetes. Alongside with BMI, other ratios can also be used- for example, waist-hip ratio. You can find out more about the different ratios and measurements online. Here’s how you can calculate BMI: (1) determine your height in meters and multiply that number by itself (height squared). (2) Determine your weight in kilograms. (3) Divide weight by height squared (in other words, use (2) to divide (1)). A score of 20-24 presents lowest health risk while 25-29.9 indicates a case of overweight. Women with a BMI score of over 25 and with waist measurement over 35 inches have an increased risk of developing health problems. This goes the same for men with waist measurement of over 40 inches. Exceptional cases of those with high score include athletes and pregnant women. It is fairly easy to calculate your BMI. All you have to do is go online, and look for a site that provides a BMI calculator. Find out your score today for the sake of your health.

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eight plays an important role because it tells us the state of health that we’re in. In many cases, it indicates the amount of fat present in the body. It’s not advisable to have excessive amounts of fat in the body as this is a precursor leading to many other health problems such as heart diseases, liver fatigue, and kidney stress. How to tell the amount of fat present in your body? Well, for starters you can use the BMI calculator. Many people wonder what Body Mass Index (BMI) is. In fact, BMI is generally used by doctors and is deemed as a reliable indicator to tell whether you have a healthy height to weight measurement. Measuring weight alone may falsely present a person’s state of health. As it’s difficult to measure a person’s body frame, the next best measurement to use is height. To calculate BMI, you need to know your height and weight. To further increase the accuracy of BMI, it’s important to also measure your waist circumference. Where you store those excess fats tell much about your health because it

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FOOD

FIT FOR KINGS AND 500 YEARS IN THE MAKING By Brad Green

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magine a quaint old English Pub, just outside the M25, who could boast among it clientele, Charles Dickens, Marlon Brando, Dick Turpin and even Winston Churchill. For over 500 years the Kings Head in Chigwell, Essex has been home to host of nobility and had prominent connections. The immense history oozes from the purportedly haunted building, with original plaster and wooden beam walls, which are still as crooked as nature intended. Over the last 20 years The Kings Head has changed hands around ten times. Each time delivering a melange of interesting, remarkable, unspeakable and brilliant food and drink. This time, I am pleased to say that the Kings Head in Chigwell, Essex is phenomenal.


like a very short time and we eagerly tucked in. The cheese was perfectly cooked, being sumptuously runny inside and the bread was warm and crusty. A simple, rustic dish, warming and filling. Our main arrived a few minutes later. The Beef Bourguignon, which I had been told had been prepared from scratch (which you would always hope for, but can never guarantee). Mashed potato aside (which was passable), this was the single best Beef Bourguignon I have ever tried. The meat was tender and perfectly cooked and the sauce was really and truly Michelin level sauce. Needless to say we finished the Beef Bourguignon in no time at all and it left us wanting more. For dessert we were recommended to have the Chocolate Cake, which was hearty, warming and full of chocolate flavour. If I had more space to talk about the Kings Head in Chigwell, Essex, I would. Sadly, I don’t. All I can say is that you must go there and soak up the history and warmth of this wonderful English pub. The staff are helpful and friendly and the food is great. Despite the archetypal “Chef & Brewer” quirky menus. This pub remains part of our local history, may it stand another 500 years.

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hen he penned “Barnaby Rudge”, Charles Dickens was a regular at the kings head, then (circa 1840) called The Maypole Inn. I can certainly see what attracted him to the pub, with its fascinating culture, its picturesque “olde worlde” allure. Fast-forward 170 years and here I am, pulling up in my car, taking out my digital SLR camera and ready to see what the Kings Head has achieved since I was last there. Speaking to duty manager “Sam”, it was clear that the Kings Head takes serving quality food seriously. He recommended I try the baked Camembert to start with (opposite page top picture) followed by the Beef Bourguignon (below). Having been a food critic for the Docklands newspaper and a restaurant journalist who has eaten in some of the finest, and some of the worst restaurants in the UK I was unsure as to what to expect. To be brutally honest, with the pub being owned by the conglomerate “Chef & Brewer” I didn’t hold out particularly high hopes having sampled some of the worst food and service in my life at another of their pubs some years back. Nonetheless, I waited with my trustee dining partner to see what we had in store for us. The Camembert arrived in what seemed

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ew World wines is the term that is used to refer to wines made anywhere other than in the countries of Europe. The classic, traditional wine making regions of Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, are known around the globe for their many centuries of wine making; but now, New World wines are also gaining in popularity amongst connoisseurs in spite of their comparative lack of history. Specifically, New World wines are those that come from the countries of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and also the United States, all of whom began exporting their wines in the 1980s. Wine makers from these New World countries in Latin America,, Australia and South Africa have developed their own techniques that 23

are tailored to their respective lands and climates along with implementing those used dating back to the Old World’s days of the Roman Empire. New World wines are typically created from grapes growing in vineyards with hotter climates than those in most regions of Europe and as a result, often tend to be more full bodied with a higher alcohol content. However, some New World wine makers also turn to sophisticated means of aging their wine using new oak to bring about a fruitier style. Intricate irrigation systems, adding natural compounds, and of course, oak aging, are all a part of New World wine makers’ repertoire. Argentina, the world’s fifth largest producer of wine, has a rather long history of wine making amongst its natives, although the industry


has experienced a great resurgence in the last decade or so, mirroring the success of neighboring Chile.

Another region of New World wine makers that is growing in popularity is Australia, whose wines were once criticised for being overripe. But now, the country is widely recognised as utilising some of the most sophisticated wine making techniques in all of the world and famous for their Tasmanian Pinot Noir and others like Cabernet Sauvignon from several valleys throughout the country. Neighboring New Zealand is known for its trademark Sauvignon Blanc as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnays made from Burgundy grapes. Although wine is produced in many areas of the United States, 90% of it is created in the state of California which is widely known for its Napa Valley wineries. Now, California is synonymous with New World Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, and Zinfandel wines while other states in the U.S. are known for wines like Pinot Noirs

(Oregon, Washington), and hybrids or Vitis labrusca varieties (New York).

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The debate as to which are better when it comes to New versus Old World wines is an ongoing one that first began when the exportation of wines became commonplace from countries other than those in Europe. And now, thanks to the proliferation of the Internet, enthusiasts have the opportunity to quickly sample wines from anywhere in the world, fueling the debate further as to which regions offer the absolute best in fine wines. Because wine makers in the New World have caught up to their Old World counterparts mostly in part to advanced technology, but also because descendants of experienced wine makers have moved from their homelands and taken centuries old secrets with them, the quality and standards of both may definitely be on parallel with one another.

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Steak with Pecorino and rocket

Ingredients

2 (225g) Sirloin beef steaks

1 Knorr Beef Stock Cube

1 tsp olive oil

2 handfuls of fresh rocket

Fresh chives

50g Pecorino cheese

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

by Marco Pierre White

Preparation method

1. Heat a large, thick-bottomed frying pan on the stove. It must be very hot, so the surface of the meat caramelises. 2. Crush the Knorr Beef Stock Cube, mixing it into a paste with the olive oil. Season the steaks with the paste, spreading it evenly over both sides of the meat. 3. Put the steaks into the pan and fry for about 2-2½ minutes on each side. This cooks your steaks medium to mediumrare. 4. Take the steaks out of the pan and arrange them on a plate. On top of each steak, put a handful of rocket and sprinkle on the tips of a few chives. 5. Take some shavings from your block of Pecorino (you can use a vegetable peeler for this) and sprinkle them on top of the rocket. 6. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste – as much or as little as you like. Your steaks are ready to serve.

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his is a lively and fresh Chablis with clean citrus aromas. Crisp and fruity on the palate with a good steely character. The finish is long and lean, perfect for accompanying meaty white fish.

I’ve yet to come across a Majestic Jean Bourguignon burgundy, part of the booming Labouré-Roi merchant house, that I didn’t like. So if you are a traditional wine drinker for whom a perfect summer is one long round of fresh seafood, washed down by bone dry, chablis, this brilliant-value bottle has your name on it. Expect lots of tart, tasty, yeasty, lemony, steely flavours from this delicious chablis.

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Our street style team were also on the hunt to seek work environment fashionista’s who were not afraid to wear some colour and sharp tailoring. Only to find stylists on a budget after all of those January sales. It’s now time to change, all you Buggers, and splash some cash on new trends and labels. With London fashion week taking place this month, The London Bug cannot wait to see what the Brit’s are going to produce. Will London be more influential on the fashion industry this year when compared to Milan, Paris and New york? I personally think so, as our designer of the month Betty Jackson will be showcasing her latest designs there for both ranges. Find out how she has managed to become an international success over the next few pages. Let us not forget our previous favorite designers, Gemma Slack and Jasper Garvida who will also no doubt amaze us with their brand new creations. Calling all (London) Buggers! It’s time to show why British style is distinguished all over the world and to make us such a proud nation.Take your time in choosing an outfit, and wear what suits your shape and confidence. It’s definitely going to be a fashion filled month, so sit back, relax and enjoy! Yours in style, Stevey Paris

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FASHION EDITOR’S LETTER

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fter a long fierce, blustery winter its time to revamp your wardrobe with some colour and strong silhouettes. It may still be miserable weather but that shouldn’t stop you enjoying the prodigious brightly coloured garments that are out this Spring/Summer. Read my fashionable work ethic that will make you feel glam and like a true fashionista in the office. Why stop at dressing good when you can also have flawless skin by following my top tips on how to achieve that glowing youthful look that might have gotten lost along the way with the stress’s from the New year.

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ale and tired looking skin seems to be a problem facing many men and women during these grey, cold winter months - especially after the stresses that the New Year brings. Even though we cleanse, tone and moisturize its very difficult to get young, fresh glowing skin that’s blemish free. We tend to spend millions of pounds, as a nation, on obsessive skin care products or high-cost medications yet we still cannot seem to achieve that fresh-faced look. Sometimes we need to go back to basics by swapping our highend market products for a healthier lifestyle and disciplined cleansing habits. By modifying our daily routines a tiny bit with the following tips. I can guarantee that you will see some improvement and you will be able to add flawless skin to your best quality list.

2-EAT HEALTHIER - By looking after your insides it will show on the outside, as they say, ‘ Beau ty is not only skin-deep’ ,( a true saying. ) By avoiding foods such as fatty take-aways and other oily meals, that often make your face break out, your skin can become less greasy and prone to blemishing. Processed foods such as: chocolate, biscuits, actually anything that tastes good , needs to be cut out of your daily diet and only introduce d back in on a rare or special occasion. By eating your 5 a day within a balanced diet, you will see process fast as your skin will be having the vitamins and hydration it needs. Many people completely unaware that they are lactose or wheat intolerant. I am the prime example of this one, as i suffered with breakouts for years. I tried ever y medication and product there was only to gain no resul ts and for my doctor just to put it down to stress. It wasn ’t till my father mentioned about being lactose intol erant that I decided to test his theory out, so for a mon th I swapped all diary based products for soya ones, with in two weeks my skin had calmed and my blemish’s were disappearing. Within a month my skin had not suff ered a breakout and I was a million miles away from my acne prone skin.

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TER 1-DRINKING LOTS OF WA ndme Two liters a day is the recom ck che to ed amount but if you wish for t oun how much is the right am is to you, then the most simple way exuid fl check the colour of your By ter! cretions. The clearer the bet can it not drinking enough fluid in your show signs of dehydration l, grey dul skin, which makes it look know and lifeless. Also, did you can ss that crankiness and tiredne n? atio ydr be the first sign of deh


3-CLEANSE, EXFOLIATE, TONE AND MOISTURIZE. A simple daily routine that should be carried out by all men and wom an. By selecting a gentle skin cleanser that work s with your skin type, cleanse in a circular motion. Following, twice a week, with an exfo liant. Over using exfoliant can damage that skin , so twice a week is more than enough to get rid off the buildup of dead skin cells. After exfoliatio n concludes toning, use an astringent or toner to tighten the skin and remove any left over makeup or dirt. Finally let the toner dry naturally and a moisturiser to help protect the skin from dryness. If you suffer with oily skin then reduce moisturizing to only four times a week.

4-AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE. Avoid touching your face with your fingers or objects like your mobile phone or dirty makeup brushes. These are some prime examples that collect sebum and skin residue. Avoid touching your face with your fingers or leaning your face on objects that collect sebum and skin residue like the telephone receiver. Touching your face can spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated. To keep bacteria at bay, wash your hands before applying anything to your face, such as treatment creams or makeup. DRY - let your skin 5 -DON’T TOWEL lps to tighten pores. dry naturally as this he a towel only causes Dr ying your skin with and lose its moisture. the pores to stay open

skin care routine By following the daily s of water, exercisalong with drinking lot skin from sun daming and protecting your tice positive results. age, you should soon no and adhering to your Maintaining discipline r skin make the actugoal to achieve healthie easier to accomplish. al task at hand so much


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Street Style Our Fashion Edito r Stevey Paris is finding out what Lon doners are wearing Pictures: Nick Steven

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Danielle The Look - Complet ely covered from head to toe in Topsho p, it’s hard to believe that many other high street stores exist! It seems to be the student must have brand on the streets of London, (an expensive Prim ark some may say) but admittedly Danie lle seems to have pulled off a playful, co lourful and vintage look that is great for this Winter season.

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hat comThe Look - Elle’s fabulous d style rebined with a military theme roaming ally caught my eye whilst s surprised around Covent Garden. I wa her hat had when she informed me that her smart, come from Hennes Kids and from Toparmy coat was, (yet again) scarf from shop. Zara ankle boots and a ent accessoa vintage shop were promin m her outfit ries but she managed to for by cusinto something more unique icate vintomizing ‘the coat’ with del market. tage buttons from Portebello 29


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Daniel The look - D aniel proves that you don’ need to a mak t e a huge effort to look fashion forward. His boots are from Arkansas, his trouse rs from H+M and his jacket is from Cam den Market, it’s trendy outfit that doesn’t co a simple, st a fortune. The glass’s ar e stylish and th e Tan leather bag completes the outfit. It’s a look all men should go by when shopping on a budget.

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me Gap scarf co The Look - Th r he g in ak m outfit pletes Chiara’s e th us Pl . de ant-Gar style slightly, Av at es which zips stl hi W coat from e sh e, un D m s fro the side and shoe at th ok lo a portray has managed to working environa r fo is perfect d ing colorless an ment without be m fro g ba on e carto monotonous. Th the outfit by mak es et pl m Oysho co al. ght more whimsic ing it look that sli

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Swedish fashion designer who produces Eco friendly, organic garments, let us into their journal to find out what it takes to be a fashion designer who owns their own label. Read on to see what we discovered.. 6.30: Trying to pull myself out of bed, always seems hard… I’m much more of an evening person. 7.15: Running to catch bus 72 – with my belly, 9 months pregnant and waiting to drop, everything goes slower. 8.00: Arriving at the office, best to get there and organise the daily schedule out before the rest of the staff turn up, also gives me time to unwind from the stress’s of rush hour. 9.15: The studio day starts with a meeting for the rest of the staff in order to get a heads up on what we have to do the upcoming week and for the day.

12.00: Oh happy day! We receive the new printed cards with illustrations from the A/W10 collection – and they look great. It’s the first graphic material for the new collection and now we can start sending them out to our customers.

14.30: Waiting, waiting, waiting… and finally and expectantly receiving an envelope and then unwrapping it to see if there’s a nice print strike off inside or not… and in the correct fabric quality. This is the stress of the day… When it clicks it clicks and then all is great, when a print looks like it’s supposed to the whole world smiles and I remember why I became a designer. Today it finally does, after several attempts. Yes! 15.00 Another box arrives with the first samples of A/W10 knitwear… Well what can I say, as usual there are always things to improve, as this has the most importance when creating a collection. And that’s how I usually spend the rest of the day… Just trying to get on top of things and minimizing time loss… always the lack of time… We are eager to get everything ready in time for the fashion shoot, fashion shows etc... Stress’s are the highlights of any designers day without them it wouldn’t feel like fashion. 21.00: It’s finally time to put my poor swore swollen feet up and run over the day in my mind, making sure I have made the right decisions about the collection. With my mind at rest I have some supper to then make my way to bed, only for dream’s about fabrics and colour swatches yet again. And that’s yet another day in a fashion designer’s hectic 24/7 life, you breath, think and live for your passion. It may not be as glamorous all the time but it is fantastically fun and intriguing, due to the fact that you never know what the next day or next seasons collection might bring.

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11.00: Going through emails, forwarding most of them to Maria who’s great at planning and taking care of most of the stuff. Answering most of the emails, making calls and planning the rest of the day.

13.30: Working with the pattern constructor by looking through the patterns and trying on the new toile she’s sewn. This is my favorite part of the day and of my work – to see the new collection growing from my first sketches to the first paper patterns and then the first toile and to finally see the finished garment for the sales and sample collection of autumn/winter 2010!

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ondon band The Invisible hit the headlines last year when their debut album was surprisingly nominated for the Mercury Music prize. For fans it was a surprise that a decent record had finally been nominated amongst the obscure underground hip hop acts and advent garde folk fusion outfits that nobody listens to. This is a band that by rights that should be on the verge of the ‘big time’. They make refreshing music that’s hard to pigeonhole but easy to nod your head/tap your foot to. Guitars, synths and big beats combine to provide elements of rock, disco, indie and many shades of funk. Upon first listen their self titled debut record doesn‘t make much sense. The first two tracks are slow burners. The music is a little off kilter. The vocals are understated. The guitars sound out of tune. But then halfway through track 3 ‘Passion’ something clicks and the chastity belt falls off. It’s slightly sinister throbbing verse gives way to a beautiful harmonised chorus that makes you sit up and take notice.

“Halfway through track 3 ‘Passion’ something clicks another and the chastity shows visible and all clear to see why belt falls off.” asked to support

‘London Girl’ side of The Inof a sudden it’s the band was Hot Chip. It’s a disco funk track that comes from nowhere. ‘Monsters Waltz’ is the centerpiece of the record. Championed by Zane Lowe (but then again so have most pieces of music since God created dub reggae on the 8th day) it’s a blend of funk guitars that lead into an emphatic chorus.

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Songwriter Dave Okumu’s lyrics are original and inspiring. Whether it’s asking us if we remember what its like to be optimistic in the inspiring ‘Baby Doll’ or coming up with Oscar Wilde style stuff in the Mars Volta-esque rocker ‘Time Waits For No Man’. Alternative arrangements, thought provoking lyrics and uplifting choruses while still based primarily on the classic foundation of drums, bass and guitar. It’s a pleasure to listen to. They’re also great live. With a growing fan base and some new songs ready to go it will be interesting to see what 2010 holds for them. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can check out... The Invisible. LB www.myspace.com/theinvisiblethree 33


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You Couldn’t Make It Up By Alex Telfer

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In fact, we are queuing to see one of London’s best kept secrets. The Comedy Store Players. Secret isn’t exactly true as they regularly sell out the Comedy Store. But they just don’t seem to get the press they deserve! They are the Kings and Queens of improv. Improvisation comedy means quite literally that it’s made up on the spot. You may recognise the format (and even some of the performers) from Whose Line Is It Anyway, the 90s TV Show. There’s no script. The night evolves from a series of games/scenarios often

based on audience suggestions so you never know what’s going to happen. Once inside the venue its surprising how small this comedy shrine is. The stage is just a foot high and the proximity of the front row allows the crowd and performer to become intimately acquainted. The walls are plastered with photos and posters of people who have performed at The Store making it an unofficial comedy hall of fame. The show begins. The combination of absurd audience suggestions and the Players comedic dexterity and experience means non stop laughter. It’s difficult to explain what’s so funny because a lot of the scenarios are very surreal. Whether it’s Steve Steen (Blackadder, Have I Got News for You) explaining with the help of a translator the connection between Pole Vaulting and Taxation in his Cayman Island ‘native tongue’. Or Andy Smart (various TV/radio) playing a Devil with a bad back introducing us to his version of Hell. Or one of the Players getting stitched up by being forced into a

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t’s dark, cold and wet in post Christmas London. One more big effort for New Years Eve and then another twelve months of pain and monotony lie ahead. I’m contemplating this as I stand in a large queue outside the famous Comedy Store. It’s been a long 45 minutes and I’m saying a prayer of thanks to the genius who invented the scarf. People wander by wondering if we are queuing because another installment of the excellent Harvey Potter series is being released at midnight.

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song. Whatever twists the situation takes its breathtaking to see how all The Players take it effortlessly in their stride. The night ends with a standing ovation and some split sides in the audience. For this reviewer it’s the funniest thing he’s seen on stage since he witnessed a friend being dragged up on stage at a downmarket Bangkok ping pong show. The Comedy Store Players play the Comedy Store every WednesLB day and Sunday evening. I’d advise booking in advance but there are always 100 tickets available on the door from 6:30pm. London Bug hot tip: Keeping an eye on their web site as there’s regular

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elcome to the London Bug nightlife list, your guide to the hottest venues to get yourself into this winter. We have explored, tried and tested the capital’s greatest venues to produce a list of top London recommendations. Each month we will feature our pick of London’s top nights out and where they are happening. Below you will find our February Top Ten places to be plus our Club of the Month. It is our goal to bring you a selection of London’s best clubs and nightlife events. In order to do this please keep your comments and suggestions coming into music@thelondonbug.co.uk to help keep our finger on the pulse. We will soon be extending our music with a divide between live and club music. Don’t forget to send us in (to the same e-mail address) clubbing photos of you and your friends enjoying the London nightlife. If we use one of your pictures you will win £25 plus, of course, have your photo appear in The Bug! Our London club guide for February 2010 is as follows:

Kensington Roof Gardens www.roofgardens.virgin.com

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BOUJIS www.boujis.com Cafe de Paris www.cafedeparis.com MAYA www.mayalondon.com

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or a sexy, fresh and funkier student night look no further than Vodka Island! Established 8 years ago, the legendary Vodka Island has grown into one of the UK�s most-loved weekday nights out. It persists in hitting the spot with some of the best premium vodka and student drinks offers available at any club in the UK. Vodka Island offers amazing student-friendly drinks prices, the hottest tunes and the sexiest crowds. Watch out for celebrities, themed events, competitions, free giveaways! Single Vodka Mixer (Inc. RedBull) £2.25 Double Vodka Mixer (Inc. RedBull) £3.00 Becks Vier £2.25 Smirnoff Ice £2.50 Cocktail Glass/Jug £3.00 / £9.00 Wine Glass/Bottle £2.50 / £9.00 Selected Shots £2.00 Jager Bombs £3.00 Music Styles Tiger Bar/Main Room: A Mash-Up of Chart, Party, House & Club Classics with Glenn D

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In the Club: The latest and freshest Electro, R’n’B, & Student Tunez with DJ Sam D and Rami Entry Policy £5 Before 10pm £6+ After 10pm Drivers Licence or Valid Passport Required For Entry Along With Student ID. Smart Casual No Timberlands or Sportswear. Mixed Groups Of Even Number of Boys and Girls Management have right to refuse Entry Over 18s Only - Photo ID Required

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