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Welcome Editor’s Letter As the roadies packed up after this year’s Tramlines Festival, it seems it wasn’t only a lorry full of amps they departed with. Since that weekend, the sun appears to have absconded, and for me, Sheffield has felt somewhat lacklustre. However, what August does bring to make me smile is a deluge of e-mails (I’m easily pleased) informing me of all the great things us Sheffield folk have to look forward to this autumn. Now the festivals are dying down, it’s time for a whole host of comedians and musicians to descend on the city as they embark on their own headline tours. This month I was lucky enough to question Canadian crooner Ron Sexsmith. A fan for years, I’m very much hoping to spot him in one of Sheffield’s watering holes before his show this September. I also caught up with sassy sketch show sirens Lady Garden, who are currently selling out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and are headed for our city this October.

Spoils | page 7 An homage to Sheffield’s craftiest citizens at the Devonshire Market, plus The Nichols Building unveil their shrine to the ultimate fashion staple.


Flaunt | page 8-9 Sixties inspired summer sounds, Shakespearian tales of seduction and sweet dreams of Californian sun beams are all en route to Sheffield.

In addition to our regular features, you can also hear from comedian Stephen Merchant who chats about his upcoming tour and reveals himself to be very much what us Yorkshire folk would call ‘tight’. Your editor

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Lady Garden | page 12-15 Female comedy collective and Fringe favourites Lady Garden talk tents, toilets and trains.


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Design Director

Wanderlust | page 19-20

Junior Designer

We descend on the world’s most compact, peaceful metropolis, Geneva.

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Legal | page 22-23

Beauty | page 40-41


Norrie, Waite and Slater solicitors advise on how to care for ailing relative’s finances.

Tweezing, safe tanning tips and pampering courtesy of Top To Toe.


Stephen Merchant | page 26-27

Threads | page 42-43


Discount fiend Stephen Merchant speaks of sexual misfortune and his ongoing search for a spouse.

Emulate the style of icon-in-the-making Olivia Palermo.

Ron Sexsmith | page 30-31

Check in | page 45

The Canadian crooner and self-confessed Late Bloomer touches on friendly friction with Feist.

Indulge in a short break by the river at Ashford in the Water’s quaint B&B.

Shane Gilmartin

Jonathan Tilbrook

Benjamin Tilbrook Daniel Smith Rebecca Towler

Joe Davis, Kate Hobson, Simon Goodlad, Becca Towler, Tim Barnes Clay

Special Thanks Stephen Merchant, Ron Sexsmith , Lady Garden : Hannah Dodd, Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson Eleanor Thom, Camille Ucan

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Attractions | page 46 The Nichols Building, a new haven for all things vintage and retro.

Momentum | page 47 LIFESTYLE

Cuisine | page 34-35

Tim Barnes-Clay takes to the country in the latest release from the makers of MINI.

Seasonal scallops from British shores and a citrus syrup to add something special to a standard summer tipple.

Tresses | page 38-39 recycle when you have finished with this magazine please recycle it.

We discover a hidden beauty den in Debenhams and Wigs & Warpaint again work their magic.

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Devonshire Market

After the success of the first event held back in April in celebration of the Royal Wedding, Sheffield’s Devonshire Market is back. Hundreds of visitors fled to the Devonshire Quarter on April 29th to enjoy the creations of Sheffield’s very own independent designers, refreshing their taste buds along the way with cocktails and fresh produce from local eateries. Coming back bigger and better, this quirky market is making its return and is set to make a lasting impression.

Taking inspiration from Portobello Road, the launch of the Devonshire Market attracted over seventy stalls, with many more expected to make an appearance at this summer’s upcoming event. An eclectic mix of goods are on offer; whether you’re in search of antiques, jewellery or even handmade re-worked fashion, you will most certainly spot a unique buy. This time around the market will feature live music as an accompanying backdrop to a day full of gourmet food from Sheffield’s best restaurants and farmers markets.

So mark August 27th in your diaries. You can spend the afternoon supporting the local creators, sipping cocktails, chilling out to live music and, most tempting of all, get your taste buds tingling with some yummy culinary delights from Sheffield’s most creative kitchens.

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Saturday 27th August 2011 Summer Season Closing Party

Little Black Dress Exhibition

You’re getting ready for the most important work function of the year. Your hair is tousled and set to perfection, your makeup is flawless and you just bought new Louboutin’s. The only thing is, you really haven’t got the perfect dress, that knockout frock that’ll stun your co-workers and get you that promotion. Everyone knows the Little Black Dress (LBD) is a wardrobe mainstay, it goes with everything, a classic piece, no matter size or shape. However, LBD’s available from the high street currently have little character and hardly act to distinguish you from the pack. The Nichols Building has the solution. The arts and crafts centre- which opened on July 21st and is set to become Sheffield’s heart for all things vintage and retro – is currently holding an LBD extravaganza. The exhibition which began on August 1st and runs through to September 1st, showcases LBDs from the past 60 years of fashion

The Nichols Building Antiques, Art & Crafts Centre Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8UY


history. The collection has been sourced from a wide range of dealers, worldwide no less, ensuring that an array of cultures takes on the LBD get their stage in the Steel City. The best thing? Whilst a few will be labelled as exhibition only, the vast majority of the dresses will be available for sale, di-

rectly from the exhibition. Aidan O’Rourke put it best when he said, “The little black dress can be seen as a symbol of the modern era, a potent expression of women’s identity and liberation through changing times”. In other words Ladies (and some gents), if you head down to this rare exhibition, there will surely be a keeper of a piece with your name on it.

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California Dreams Tour

Katy Perry California Dreams Tour // Sheffield Motorpoint Arena //

Wednesday 12th October 2011 // 7.30pm // VIP Tickets £110 – Still available //

As we head towards the end of warm summer evenings and approach those bitter, dark nights of autumn, fear not, for Katy Perry is coming to town; with some much-needed Californian sunshine in tow. Due to unbelievable demand, Katy is back in the UK for the second leg of her ‘California Dreams Tour’. Luckily for us, this includes a date at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. For three years, Perry has been thrilling the public


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with her slapstick humour, perky pop tunes and outrageous stage attire. For her legion of loyal fans, this is a night that promises not to disappoint. In this magnificent stage show, Katy’s passion for all things sugary features heavily, as the stage is transformed into a mouth-watering, candy filled playground. Expect all the hits off current album ‘Teenage Dream’ and a few favourites from ‘One Of The Boys’. The real treat though, is when Perry strips back to acoustics and lets her voice

remind us why she is the much-loved, international star. Of course it wouldn’t be a Katy Perry concert without a plethora of costume changes, so don your kookiest threads, fluorescent wig and get ready to join in the fun. Perhaps after the huge success of ‘Last Friday Night’ there may be a special appearance from Kathy Beth Terry, who knows? One thing’s for sure, Perry is always full of quirky, colourful surprises.

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Cults // The Bowery //

Monday August 22nd // Free Show

Little is known of New York indie-pop band Cults. Shying away (until very recently) from social networking, and leaving Internet searches sparse on insight, duo Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin are certainly surrounded by an intriguing air of mystery. What we do know is that the band, who originate from San Diego, released their debut self-titled album this June to positive reviews. The first release from which is single ‘Go Outside’, a catchy, melodic tune, accompanied by a video which captures the quirky, sixties era which has obviously influenced the band’s sound. Due to a later than scheduled release of their album, their show, which was to originally take place at The Leadmill in May, has been rescheduled to a free event at The Bowery. Leadmill ticket holders receive a full refund and still get a chance to see the duo perform a collection of sweet, summery tracks to perfectly compliment a warm August evening.

National Theatre Live // One Man, Two Guvnors

A Showroom Special Screening Thursday September 15th

Former stand-up comedian, sketch show writer and now award winning playwright, Richard Bean brings his English version of Carlo Goldoni’s 1743 classic Italian comedy The Servant With Two Masters to Sheffield. With food, sex and money high on the agenda, it promises to be an indulgently frivolous evening of slapstick, satire saturated comedy. Replacing the period Italian setting with 1960’s Brighton, Bean triumphantly adapts the piece for a modern audience. Gavin & Stacey star and writer, James Corden is among the stars, playing perpetually ravenous Francis Henshall, who greedily takes on two jobs and subsequently must keep apart his two ‘guvnors’ whilst being holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms. After touring the UK, this critically acclaimed play will take residence at London’s Adelphi Theatre. The Daily Telegraph describes it as ‘the feelgood hit of the Summer’ so be sure to secure tickets, for as they say…it’s in town for one night only.

Othello // The Crucible

15th September – 15th October 2011

Coming to the stage this September to mark The Crucible’s 40th anniversary is Shakespeare’s most thrilling psychological drama, Othello. An epic tale, spiced with love, racism, jealousy and betrayal. Joining the cast as Othello and Lago are stars of cult TV series ‘The Wire’, Clarke Peters and Dominic West. No strangers to the Steel City, Clarke appeared at the celebrated theatre in the 1980’s production of musical ‘Carmen Jones’ and Dominic was raised on the outskirts of the city. West makes his first comeback to the Crucible since his last appearance in 2000. It’s not only fans of the duo who are excited about their stint in this years production, Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans is thrilled, “Othello is such a great play, a soldier’s play with war always in the background, a play of passion and jealousy and impotence, sexually and politically. I think they’re both going to be magnificent.” To book online go to Issue 37 | Chic Lifestyle Magazine


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Hannah Dodd, Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson, Eleanor Thom and Camille Ucan are Lady Garden and the critically acclaimed sketch sirens will be making a stop in our city this October as part of The Shef-

field Comedy Festival. Clever, not crass, this all female comedy collective are currently exuding their creativity and wit on stage at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We caught up with the ladies, in the midst of rapturous applauses from a rainy Edinburgh, where they took time out to talk to us about rituals, RADA and risotto.

Firstly, you all met at University, but what was it that drew you together?

Hannah: We’d all worked together on a night called Just For A Laugh, which Eleanor and Camille produced and had just done a sell-out night at The Comedy Store. Beattie: We had such a good time writing and messing around with characters during that so we decided we wanted to play around for the rest of our lives, or at least until they wouldn’t let us have another credit card.

Which comics have inspired your love for the genre?

Eleanor: Where do you start? The list is endless but a few we always go back to for inspiration are Julia Davis, Caroline Aherne, John Cleese, Steve Coogan, Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati, Ricky Gervais, Mighty Boosh and Monty Python.

How did you settle on your slightly risqué name?

Eleanor: There were 250 names and only 36 hours to choose, we were manically ringing each other offering the most absurd of titles: ‘Granny Left The Iron On’ would have been an interesting rushed choice four years on….


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Do you write your sketches as a collective?

Rose: Some are completely improvised in rehearsal, often coming from a line we heard someone say or something that has made us all angry but that made us laugh too. Camille: It depends on the sketch really. We write in 1’s, 2’s and 3’s and sometimes we come with a first draft and someone else edits it or we throw ideas around the room. Hannah: It makes you up your game as a writer if you’re in a team as you get an immediate response in the very early stages as to whether something works - four people laughing or not laughing can make your stuff much better.

Was ‘serious’ acting ever an option for any of you?

Rose: Famously Camille turned down a place at RADA Camille: It was for the Stage Management course. Rose: Either way it’s RADA daaarrrling. Hannah: We do ‘serious stuff’ sometimes outside of Lady Garden. Beattie: The darker stuff in this year’s show requires some people to play ‘serious’ characters. Eleanor: I reckon some of the best comic stuff is when the writing and performance is as true to reality as possible. Sometimes the ‘serious’ character can be the most interesting one to play and sometimes even the funniest. Beattie: She’s only saying that because she has to play ‘serious’ quite a bit in this show.

Eleanor: Thank you Beattie!

Have any of you ventured into solo shows?

Hannah: We are actresses as well as writers and performers so we often do bits of work outside of Lady Garden both acting and writing.

You won critical acclaim in 2008 at the Edinburgh Fringe and you’re there again now, receiving great reviews and selling out your shows. How does it feel to be so well received upon your return?

Rose: We’re really enjoying the show this year; nice reviews, lovely audiences and some really brilliant curry houses. Beattie: Edinburgh is one of the best places to bring a new show and be inspired by other people’s brains too. There’s so many brilliant acts up here – both new and established- it’s so much fun to perform every day and then go and watch as many shows as possible!

Aside from your peculiar antics on stage, do you have any bizarre rituals you must perform before starting a show? Hannah: We usually just huddle together and have a moment to

focus. Camille: Then we do a special Lady Garden song and dance before we go onstage. Beattie: We don’t do that. Camille: No we don’t but we should.

How do Lady Garden spend their downtime whilst on tour? Rose: We eat nice food and watch boxsets- on the original The Killing at the moment- rock and roll huh?!

What makes Lady Garden cackle?

Hannah: Lots of stuff, it’s a great thing that we still make each other laugh after nearly four years and some pretty trying times! Eleanor: There’s a bit in this show where Rose does a little dance, and it never fails to make me laugh (unprofessionally) in the wings- and Rose bloody knows it because she’s now making it weirder every show to keep me on my toes!

You’ve done some work on television, but does your true love lie with the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd?

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Interview | Lady Garden immediate response which is an amazing thing as both a writer and performer- the stuff you wrote in that café and thought was alright actually works or doesn’t - either way you know pretty quickly what’s working or what’s not and you can change it or tweak it almost immediately- it’s more fluid and less fixed and permanent than filmed stuff.

Though you’re doing something you love, it must be exhausting performing month long residencies, how do you remain motivated? Hannah: It’s great to be in a group rather than solo for this- we keep each other up with music, stupid faces, nice food. Eleanor: I’m motivated by the thought of one of Rose’s risottos. Hannah: Or that chilli thing she does Eleanor: I cannot believe we are listing meals Rose makes as motivation. Camille: I liked that Paella we had one night. Beattie: Sorry about this. People laughing and turning up in the rain and recession is enough to be motivated- if we’re all up for it – audience and us- it is a lovely way to spend a night.

Have you had any bad experiences whilst performing?

Eleanor: We’ve had some pretty ropey “backstage areas”. Camille: Jam cupboards, snow covered alleyways. Rose: In the years when we didn’t wear shoes for the show! Hannah: Toilets, men’s toilets, fields, tents, cars, streets. Beattie: (Mock Yorkshire accent) You had it easy, when I started out there wasn’t even a stage for there to be a back of!

How do you plan to make the Lady Garden grow?

Elanor: We are having a lovely time with this show and audiences are having great fun every night so more of this for the rest of 2011 I think. Camille: We’ve got a big gig in November at The Leicester Square Theatre, London - a one night only West End version of our London comedy residency ‘Lady Garden & Friends’ which will have some of our favourite guests from the past three years and a very special headline guest! Look out for it!

Any exciting plans in the pipeline?

Eleanor: We’re planning a real ale train journey for Hannah’s birthday. Pretty exciting. Camille: We’re touring around all over the place this Autumn - and we’ve not done that for a while so that will be great fun Manchester, Hull, Saltaire, Newcastle, Sheffield, Devon, London. Beattie: Better check we’ve got oil in the car this time! Rose: I already checked it Beattie. Beattie: Thanks Rose. It’s because I tried to drive from London to Edinburgh with no oil. (L ooks to Rose) Sorry Rose. Rose: Really good downbeat, apologetic note to leave it on Beattie. Beattie: Sorry. LADY GARDEN are appearing at The City Hall on Thursday 20th October 8pm as part of The Sheffield Comedy Festival. Box Office: 0114 278 9789

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Wanderlust | Geneva

Diversity is the watch word when it comes to Switzerland. The country is about as homogenous as London. Historically, this has been the case ever since the thirteenth century, when several Swiss Cantons (states) came together, to band against the Holy Roman Empire (the ruling power of the time), to create a loose alliance of states known as the Swiss Confederation. This has facilitated a history of an alliance of various different groups of people, through the modern principle of direct democracy and a fierce policy of neutrality. In modern times, this diversity had lead to a country with four different official languages (German, French, Italian and Romansh), several prominent Churches (both Catholic and Protestant) and a myriad of cultural traditions. No Swiss city is more representative of these modern Swiss values, than Geneva. Located on the border with France, on the tip of Lake Geneva, flying into the city affords fantastic views of the stunning alpine landscape with majestic, snow covered mountain tops and luscious, green valleys, all in your direct line of sight. The flight can be come by for cheap, with flights to Geneva starting at £20 from low cost airlines such as Jet2 and easyJet. Landing in the tastefully sumptuous Geneva airport, will find you landing in the heart of one of the most expensive cities in the world, which is one of the top five cities in the world for living conditions. Take a short shuttle bus into the heart of the city, and you’ll find yourself in a luxurious paradise, with many hotels to choose from to take residence in. If you wish to be close to the heart of the city, the train station and Lake Geneva, then the

luxury Royal Manotel Hotel, on Rue Lausanne, would be perfect. A tastefully grand location, the Royal Manotel offers elegant rooms, with antique style, period furniture, bold royal colours, and period style bedding with drapes, reminiscent of the sort of thing you’d find in a re-enactment of the life of Queen Elizabeth 1st. As well as this, the hotel offers free wi-fi, a fitness centre and a sauna. If you wish to find something closer to the airport, then check into the Starling Geneva Hotel. Located next to the Palexpo Exhibition Centre on the Route Francois-Peyrot, and a three minute drive from the airport, the Starling is distinctly more modern than the Manotel. Boasting truly modern rooms, with bright white walls, simple block-colour artwork, and simple, yet large and bright bedspreads, the Starling is tastefully post modern, and offers free airport transport, a wellness centre and free wi-fi. Beautifully stunning by nature, Geneva is a city that has a different appeal for each season. To visit in the summer means long hot days lazing in front of the visually stunning Lake Geneva, sipping an ice cold drink, at one of the many café’s lining the river front. In your line of sight will be the Jet d’Eau, which is literally a colossal jet of water, which both cools you off and looks physically awesome. It’s best to visit the Jet d’Eau on a hot summer’s night, where it is lit up with grand lighting and amazing fireworks. The

winter, of course, is skiing season, and Geneva is literally on the doorstep of the Alps. In other words going to Geneva in the winter means you are on the cusp of every major Ski resort the Western Alps has to offer. Need we say more? Aside from this, the city boasts stunning winter markets, and breathtaking decorations around the Christmas period. Speaking of beautiful things, Geneva is famous for them. It is a massive centre of the luxury watch trade; walk down the main high streets and you will see dozens of luxury watch stores, which boast beautifully, hand-crafted Swiss watches, the sort that cost thousands and you feel privileged to even look at. The watch trade is not the only trade famous to Geneva; it also boasts a roaring business in hand-crafted cuckoo clock shops. Veer off to a side street and you will encounter quaint, old-fashioned shops with a fabulously rustic feel to them, and unique clocks hanging from every space, on every wall. To visit Geneva, whether looking for the traditional or modern, is a shopper’s paradise. However Geneva has a seriously political side to it. Located in a country that has been traditionally neutral since the climax of the Napoleonic Wars, Geneva is the home to the Palace of Nations, which is the second largest meeting place for representatives of the UN, in the

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World. The Palace of Nations was built to be the Headquarters of the League of Nations. As well as its official UN functions, there are guided tours through the palace that explore the modern history of the UN. To find out more about Geneva’s role away from official politics, in the arena of human rights, visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. The city is the birth place of this humanitarian movement, and the museum gives a fascinating account of how the organisation came to represent what it does in post modern society. If you need a break from the academic side of the neutral city, visit Montreux, a town on the other side of Lake Geneva, which is famed as the town the ‘Queen’ lead singer, freddie Mercury, spent his last days before his death in 1991. There is even a statue of the singer on the Montreux shore of the lake. A little further from Geneva lays the town of Gruyère, on the edge of the French-speaking Swiss territory. The town is famed for gruyere cheese, and if you visit the cheese factory, not only is there a delightful tour, but the factory offers mouth watering pots of fondue to sample.

If fondue isn’t your style then stay in the heart of the city to sample Swiss cuisine. To visit a chic Swiss bistro, go to L’Entrecote Couronne, which is located on the Rue des Pâquis, only a stones throw away from the lake. Gorgeously quaint, meals start from £14 and run to prices as high as £56, and are composed of traditionally French style foodstuffs, along with more foreign dishes like Macaroni salad. If you wish to eat in a place more removed from the central city, visit the Domain de Chateauvieux. With a rustic feel, in a converted farmhouse, the restaurant has a rustic menu to match. From rustic days, to frenetic nights, Geneva has an amazing nightlife. More high class sophistication, Geneva is not the place to visit for out of control stag parties, rather it’s the place to visit if you want to sup cocktails on the river front. For the upmarket, sophisticated affair, visit Discotheque Lepas, a VIP club on the Rue de Rhône. This lakeside hangout is full of the mod cons and neon lights that make the executive clubbing experience what it is, with expensive cocktails and champagne on tap. If you want something a little less main stream, then visit Le Loft, on the Quai du Seujet, on the banks of Lake Geneva. Formerly a gay club, this ‘entertainment Mecca’ is particularly well known for its modern cabaret acts. You never know, you might even see the occasional drag Queen! With a patchwork of influences, Geneva is up there with London and New York, as one of the most diverse cities in the world. It has everything, from the VIP to the kitsch. Geneva caters to every taste, and this is because every manner of person calls the city home. A visit to Geneva will never leave you feeling the same way twice, there’s always something new to discover!


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Legal | Relative’s Affairs

When a family member becomes mentally incapable of managing their own affairs, it is often necessary for someone to step in and take over the handling of financial matters on their behalf. In English law there are a couple of methods of achieving this. The most appropriate method will often depend on whether the person has already lost mental capacity, or whether a solution has been put in place in advance of this situation arising, which it is possible to do by setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Here, specialist solicitor Katy Burgin outlines the different legal devices available to deal with both scenarios.

Loss of Mental Capacity Commonly Arises due to the Following Reasons: • Age related problems ( dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke) • Accidents • Mental illness • Mental handicap Generally, if someone has already lost mental capacity it will be necessary for a family member to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as their deputy. This means that someone will be legally entitled to manage that person’s finance and property matters. Deciding which route to take when you are faced with a situation where someone needs help is not easy. It is often the case with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia that the person involved will


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have fluctuating mental capacity, good days and bad. In these cases we may seek medical advice to help determine the best solution. An expert solicitor can help you to determine whether the Court of Protection or a Lasting Power of Attorney is the most suitable route.

Making Preparations in Advance Many people are concerned about what will happen to them in the event of losing mental capacity through such illnesses as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a stroke. The Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document, introduced in 2007, in which you can nominate someone to deal with your affairs. The idea behind the introduction of the Lasting Power of Attorney is that even someone with reduced mental capacity should still be able to exercise some control over what happens to them. By setting up an LPA in advance you are able to choose someone you trust to deal with your affairs. If you do not have an LPA, and later lose mental capacity, then someone will need to apply to the Court of Protection to become entitled to manage your affairs and this may not be the person you would have chosen yourself. You can set up an LPA so that it only acti-

vates once you are medically diagnosed as having lost mental capacity. It is possible to appoint more than one person to be your attorneys. You can nominate them to make decisions jointly or you can give certain decision making abilities to each of them. There are two type of LPA available, each with different powers, and you can tailor make an LPA to suit your requirements. The LPAs available are:

Property and Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney A Property and Affairs LPA gives someone the authority to deal with your finances such as receiving income and benefits, dealing with banking and general finances and handling your property, including buying and selling. A Property and Affairs LPA can be set up to be used immediately or only after the donor loses mental capacity.

Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney A Personal Welfare LPA is different in that it can only take effect after the donor’s loss of mental capacity.

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A Personal Welfare LPA enables the attorneys to make decisions about your personal healthcare and welfare. This can include giving consent to or refusing medical treatment, deciding whether you continue to live in your own home or go into residential care, and your day to day care if you are already in a care home. An option also exists to give your attorney the power to make decisions about ‘life sustaining treatment’, although this section is something that you have to explicitly authorise when you set up the LPA. Attorneys have a duty to act in the best interest of the donor at all times and certain legal restrictions are in place to limit what they are able to do. Lasting Powers of Attorney can be complex and legal advice should always be sought.

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I like to remind my audience : “If my life was better than yours, then I promise you I wouldn’t be here tonight.” //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// teresting thing about me. The interesting thing is how fame is now what you think it is. Some people seem to think I must be living it up in a mansion somewhere like Hugh Hefner. Believe me, I’m not! If I was living like Hugh Hefner, I’d be in a hot tub with two Playboy bunnies, not on stage in Leeds or wherever. I like to remind my audience ‘If my life was better than yours, then I promise you I wouldn’t be here tonight.’

Spinsters of Sheffield beware, a 6’’7 OggMonster is headed for the Steel City… in search of a wife. Eagerly sniffing out a maiden to betroth, BAFTA and Emmy award winning writer and comedian Stephen Merchant is embarking on his first stand up tour across the country, but it’s all a not-so-secret guise to secure a spouse.

Stephen’s fame seems to have only hindered his romantic prospects. ‘’I thought that dating would be much easier after I became well-known and had my picture in the paper, but actually that just brings a lot of other complications’’. It seems Merchant is seeking sympathy as well as laughs as he embarks on the tour which sees him play across the country. ‘’My favourite comedians are always the butt of their own jokes. You appear to have a natural superiority when you’re on stage, because you’re the centre of attention, so I want to remind the audience that in my eyes they’re superior. I want them to be thinking, ‘I’m here with my girlfriendhe’s the one going home alone!’ The comic adds, “Of course if you don’t do it right, people just feel sorry for you and can’t laugh. They think, ‘his life is so grim’. I don’t want them to come to a comedy show and leave depressed and maybe hit the bottle…on my behalf.’’

After creating the immensely popular, groundbreaking television comedies The Office and Extras with his collaborator Ricky Gervais, Merchant now sets sail solo, to expose his somewhat hidden talents as a stand up comic. ‘’Most people don’t know it, but I started doing stand-up after I left university’’ states Merchant. ‘’A lot of my heroes, like Woody Allen, were stand-up comedians and I always felt I should do it. I was good enough to get paid, I was a finalist in some comedy competitions, but somewhere along the way I lost interest. And once The Office took off, it just seemed easier not to do it’’. In contrast, a passionate Gervais continued with stand-up, thus contributing to his position at the forefront of mainstream comedy and ultimately earning him global success. Merchant confesses he didn’t share that passion with Gervais, ‘’ I never got enough of a kick from performing to warrant driving up and down the motorway eating Ginsters in service stations at midnight. I used to look at Ricky doing stand-up and think. ‘’Why’s he bothering? It’s so much effort’’. For a time, Merchant was happy to bask under the success of the Slough based comedy and his top-rated Sky One show ‘An Idiot Abroad’, until he suddenly had a change of heart. ‘’I just woke up one day and I had the itch again. I felt I’d never really nailed stand-up. So I started doing five or ten minute slots here and there and I’ve been pottering around the circuit for a few years now. This tour is a result of that itch’’. ‘Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies…’ which is being filmed during the tour and is due for UK release in November, centres around Merchant’s chequered romantic history. ‘’I talk about various aspects of my search for romance since the age of 16. For me, there’s nothing funnier than sexual misfortune as a subject for comedy. Everyone understands what’s at stake and the jeopardy involved. There’s a weight to it. If you say to friends, ‘I went on a date last night and it didn’t go well,’ they’ll immediately

Merchant is hoping this tour will show a whole new side to him. ‘’To a lot of people, I’m just Ricky Gervais’ sidekick, but I’ve been doing stand-up since long before I met him. I’m aware that for most people this is the first time they’ve seen me do stand up so they won’t know exactly what to expect. It’s their first taste. That’s what this show is, it’s a taster, like those samples of cheese they hand out in supermarkets. I hope people say, hmm, I enjoyed that, I’d like much more of Steve’s cheese’’.

learn forward. There’s no way they’re not intrigued’’. Full of anecdotes of being ejected from weddings and rejected by the fairer sex, Merchant also greatly touches upon what exactly he’s looking for in a wife. ‘’On a date, I’d expect her to contribute financially. I’m not a gravy train- she should not expect a starter and a pudding. Yes, I’ve made some money but I don’t see anything wrong with still going to Pizza Hut with a two-for-one voucher. What’s wrong with that? Any


right-minded woman should think to herself, ‘This is the man I should raise a family with because he’s sensible with his money’. Think about it, ladies. It’s Darwinian. You shouldn’t mate with a guy who splashes his cash at The Ivy, you should mate with the man who cuts out discount vouchers from the paper’. Also on the comedy agenda is the subject of fame, specifically his own. ‘’You have to acknowledge celebrity- it’s the elephant in the room- but it’s the least in-

If you fancy a nibble of Steve’s fromage, be sure to see him take to the Sheffield City Hall stage for two nights this September. If you’re lucky enough to be the ‘chosen one’, you could end up being part of his big cheese dream to spend a life ‘’hosting intellectual wine and cheese parties, jam sessions and booze-fuelled orgies in a chateau in the South of France’’. Sacré bleu!

Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies… Sheffield City Hall Friday September 23rd Saturday September 24th.

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Interview | Ron Sexsmith

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith makes a stop in Sheffield this September as he tours with his twelfth studio album, ‘Long Player Late Bloomer’, released earlier in the year. The forty-seven year old singer who resides in Toronto, cites Elton John, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen amongst his inspirations. However, unlike his muses, Sexsmith hasn’t had the commercial success deserved to his well crafted, heartfelt tunes. Instead of a string of hits, Sexsmith has created a catalogue of cohesive albums, which have won him praise from contemporaries, such as Bob Dylan, Elton John and Chris Martin. It is recognition from such artists, which lead Sexsmith to open for Elvis Costello who has publically praised his work. Fans of fellow Canadian Leslie Feist can hear her cover of ‘Secret Heart’, penned by Sexsmith- who also co-wrote ‘Brandy Alexander’ with Feist- on her acclaimed album ‘The Reminder’. If you aren’t familiar with his voice, you’re sure to know a few of his impassioned words, which have been covered by a host of well-known artists. We caught up with Sexsmith as he prepares to take to the road and discuss the documentary film ‘Love Shines’ which depicts the past seven years of his life, and the sacrifices he’s made during his thirty years career. You’re about to embark on a tour with your new album, how do you prepare for months on the road? I’ve been trying to rest my voice mainly and put together a set list (which is hard to do the more records you have). ‘Long Player Late Bloomer’ is your latest release. Does the title reflect how you feel about your career? In a way...I feel like I’m a work in progress, and I’m just always trying to get better at singing and writing etc. Things always seem to take me longer in general. Did the admiration from your contemporaries contribute to your reluctance to give up, despite initial poor record sales? It’s always encouraging when somebody you admire says anything positive about what you’re doing. I’m up and down all the time like most people...I don’t know if I would be able to give up even if I wanted to though because being a songwriter, I would just end up writing more songs and getting my hopes up again. Do you feel the documentary film ‘Love Shines’ completely captures the investment you’ve made into writing and recording this new album? It captures a certain aspect of it…I think it shows me at a low point trying to dream big and stand up for myself. The director of the film I think found the whole “struggle” aspect interesting, I mean there was seven years of footage, it could’ve been a comedy.


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What inspired you to do the film? Well, truthfully, I didn’t want to make a film at all…I’ve never enjoyed seeing myself on TV or whatever…I just always come off funny looking and awkward. When Doug Arrowsmith started it about seven years ago, I really didn’t know what he was hoping to achieve and I guess part of me thought it would never see the light of day. It was only in the last year of filming when he got some funding and things heated up...and then they were around all the time. Which songs from the new album are you most looking forward to sharing with a live audience? Well, I’ve found that it’s been a fun album to play live in general…it’s just more up-tempo. I find as well, that it has injected some needed energy into the older songs too. How do you find British audiences? Well, Britain was the first place to take notice of me back in the mid90’s. It’s great to feel some momentum there again. I’ve always felt close to it as well, because all of my early influences were from there. Do you get to see much of the cities you visit whilst on tour? Yeah, quite a bit…and we see the inside of many pubs. Are you writing whilst being on the road? Yeah, I’ve pretty much written my entire next record and am now trying to figure out who to work with...any ideas? Many artists have covered your songs. I’m especially interested to know if your contributions to Feist’s album ‘The Reminder’ created some new Sexsmith listeners? I think so…Leslie Feist is a good friend of mine and her success has definitely rubbed off on me a little bit. What is the most rewarding thing about a life dedicated to music? Well, I have so much respect for the craft of song writing and it’s been a big deal for me, just to be able to do it for a living, and to try and add to the “Tower Of Song” in my own way. What has been the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to get to where you currently are? Well…my daughter was just six when I started touring heavily and so I missed out on a lot of her early years as well as many birthdays and family stuff which I regret. What’s next after the tour? I hope to get started on my new record when things slow down a bit. Don’t miss Ron Sexsmith at the O2 Academy, Wednesday September 7th

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Cuisine | Recipe


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Cuisine | Reviews


Stepping out for a bite to eat on a chilled, summery Sunday evening, I wandered down Ecclesall Road in the midst of many Italian restaurants and cafés, but all I really fancied was a bit of authentic English grub! Where better to try than Relish? Owned by Richard Smith, this restaurant is a homage to Sheffield’s very own Henderson’s Relish (the name, colour palette and bottles of the stuff on the tables give it away!). This is one eatery I’d heard many a good thing about but had not had the opportunity to try.

choice of what type and size of fish I would like and if I wanted skinny or fat chips; this gave you the option of a smaller portion if you were perhaps just peckish and a larger portion if you had a hole to fill. Whilst scouring the menu I noticed Relish do a ‘Beat the Clock’ scheme – this runs daily from 5pm – 7pm and basically means the time you order is the price you pay for your main course. Lucky for me I ordered at 5.38pm, unlucky for me I didn’t choose off the special ‘Beat the Clock’ menu. Our food arrived not too long after ordering and looked delectable. Being a bit of a greedy guts my eyes were bigger than

my belly and unfortunately I was beaten. Feeling rather tired after my substantial meal I decided against dessert and we were efficiently given the bill. Although Relish is not somewhere you’d choose if you wanted something exotically different, the food was scrumptious, the staff were chatty, prices were reasonable and the restaurant was welcoming and cosy. Definitely a winner if you’re after some plentiful, warm classics. RELISH 371 – 373 Ecclesall Rd Sheffield S11 8PF Tel: 0114 2665541

The Great Gatsby

73-75 Division Street Sheffield S1 4GE

As many of you know, Sheffield is one the most stunning centres of culture throughout the North of England. The Steel City is littered with art galleries and we have regular events that pay tribute to pop culture. So it should be no surprise that the citizens of the city are so dedicated to the concept of culture that they even choose to associate a drinking establishment with classic literature. The Great Gatsby is a new bar that has opened up in Sheffield. Named after a famous nineteenth century novel, it is in fact anything but ancient. The outside is classic and understated; however step inside and it’s a whole different ball game. Quirky and fun, yet with a slightly sophisticated air, with mismatched, stripped furniture and quaint wooden panelled style bar fittings. All together you feel less like you’re stuck in a Victorian novel, and more like you’re relaxing in a Parisian side street bar.

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The drinks menu is politely professional, with such smooth cocktails as Sex on the Beach on tap. There is a regular flow of quality beers and vintage wines, the result being that you feel like you’re in an odd mix of a late night hotspot and a village

hall book club. It actually does work well though, and the drinks add to the off the cuff intellectual vibe the place permeates through its very walls. We promise you that a trip to the Great Gatsby is a trip to the academic heart of Sheffield, in feel, if not in content, but with a sophisticated, cocktail bar style twist. u : gatsbysheffield f : gatsbysheffield

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Being a Sunday afternoon the restaurant was only filled with a handful of people, all of which seemed to have had the same idea as me. The atmosphere was relaxed, warm and bright - members of staff looked at ease sat around a table doing accounts, meanwhile I checked out the blackboards and art that covered the walls and snuggled into my seat which was adorned with Union Jack pillows. The menu was just what I was looking for, real food that would fill your tummy! Old favourites such as bangers and mash, hearty pies, juicy steaks and an array of salad options were available; all sounding delicious I opted for the British classic,-fish and chips. Upon ordering I was given the Ring now to book a table. 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £12 every day 12PM - 2:30PM and 5PM - 7PM

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Hair | Salon Review


When searching for a salon in Sheffield, the last place you might think to look is in the depths of Debenhams. If you did, however, you’d discover a haven of haircare hidden behind the sofas and bathroom rugs. Regis in Debenhams is run by Emma, a selfconfessed ‘one man band’ as the salon’s only manager and stylist. At just 22, her passion for the craft and the salon itself is impressive – she calls the salon her ‘baby’ and can’t bear to even drag herself away for a week’s holiday! Having just redecorated the space, Emma has tweaked the salon into a pampering wonderland, with magenta flock wallpaper, purple walls and twinkling black chandeliers dripping with glossy crystals.

Regis specialises in the latest cuts, colour, texture and finishing services to fit in with client’s style, with stylists trained in current trends and techniques, offering a range of products like Paul Mitchell, Tigi, Matrix, Fudge, Redken and their own brand DesignLine. All clients are welcome to a free consultation and colour skin test, and by recommending a friend, both the existing and new client will receive £10 off. Students get a 20 per cent discount and ‘like’ Regis on Facebook to be the first to snatch up exclusive offers and promotions. Our model was after a restyle – her short style had grown out and had lost its shape. Emma first handed her a consultation form to fill in, to give an idea of what our model expected from the cut and how she currently manages her hair. Emma discussed the change with her and recommended a cut, deciding to use the natural curls to their best potential. She also recommended a future colouring treatment – quasi (a slightly longer lasting alternative to semipermanent) to give natural, shiny colour and no regrowth, but full grey coverage. Emma then asked our model to fill in a Prescription Form, which helped Emma to find the perfect products recommended for use on her hair: DesignLine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Dream Mousse, Curl Lock Leave In Moisturiser and Finishing Spray. Next came the wash, rubbing in DesignLine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner to boost hydration and give silky soft hair, and for the cut, Emma trimmed the hair into the neck, graduating downwards, then around the ears. She whisped out the ends and cut a little more off the sides to avoid a triangular shape, and introduced shorter layers to benefit the curls.


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After a spritz of DesignLine Finishing Spray to lock the style in place whilst still being flexible, the hair was complete – a stylish crop making the most of natural curls and waves. Our model left happy with her new style, but what really sets Regis apart from the many other salons in the city is the stylist; Emma truly makes the salon – her enthusiasm, honesty, passion and chatter make for an engaging and unique experience, with clients safe in the knowledge that she won’t let anyone out of the door without a smile on their face! REGIS Debenhams The Moor S1 3LR TEL : (0114) 275 29 02


To banish frizz, perfect the curls and boost volume, Emma scrunched in a walnut sized blob of DesignLine Dream Mousse, applied with hands for even distribution. Instead of blasting with the blowdryer, Emma chose to use the heat dryer to

gradually dry the hair without losing curl definition or gaining frizz, allowing it to dry naturally. As curly hair bounces upwards when dry, Emma trimmed the fringe after it had dried, chopping into the hair for a more feathery look.

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Think fresh faces and glowing limbs this month. Summer has arrived in Sheffield with a bang; the beauty scene is filled with peachy nude tones and summery hues. This month tweak your brows into groomed perfection with our simple tips and discover the hidden wonders of sun creams – surprisingly there are plenty of alternatives to slathering on a greasy slick of lotion. With our beautiful ear to the ground of the city’s salons, we popped in to Top To Toe in Crosspool to try the latest nail miracle sweeping the scene by storm.

Never neglect your eyebrows. A perfectly preened brow can work wonders for a face - adding femininity, opening up and drawing attention to the eyes and adding an air of cared for beauty to an otherwise plain appearance.

“ brow bars ” Threading is easily the best way to banish even the most elusive of hairs, giving perfect line and form. Once a hard-to-find luxury, threading is now widely offered at brow bars popping up all over the place, offering precision brows in a matter of minutes. A total brow makeover consists of shaping and tinting the brow; an expert can work miracles to even the most wild or depleted brows.

For a quick, at-home version however, first pluck any stray hairs below the brow line with tweezers, not forgetting the few above and in-between the brows. Next brush your brows upwards, and carefully trim with nail scissors in a straight line across the top. Finish by forming a definite round or square edge at the inner edge of the brow with an eyebrow pencil, then sweep outwards to finish the brow into a narrow point. When choosing an eyebrow pencil, take into account your natural colour and the colour of your hair. Those with a fair complexion should stay away from the dark shades, choosing a mid brown to stand out without dominating the face. Those with dark hair should go for a darker

In the pursuit for an enviable, golden glow, some of us will inevitably throw caution to the winds and abandon the sun protection – bad move. A red, burnt face is not only painful but, as we all know, can result in premature aging, and, at worst, the dreaded skin cancer. So take steps to avoid this and smother some skin loving, sun protecting love all over your welcoming skin. For a treat on the beach take a look at Rodial’s offering – Skinny Beach SPF15 Tinted is a slimming and tanning miracle in one. The product’s vegetable collagen helps to firm, tone and lift the body, and caffeine, carnitine complex and saccharide salt rid the body of cellulite, reduce swelling and water retention and improve skin firmness, whilst the tinted lotion adds a warm sheen to the skin for an immediate glow. Skinny Beach also helps your natural tan to develop, with peptides to boost the natural tanning ability, for a deeper, richer tan in less time which lasts longer. Sunblock


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brown, adding a touch of drama and contrast to the face. Don’t scribble on your brows too thick or too narrow – an overly plucked brow is just as bad as a bushy beast. Keep the arch to a sensible height to avoid looking permanently shocked and use your natural brow line as a guide.

doesn’t necessarily result in pasty skin – try St Tropez SPF 30 Body with Tan Enhancer, a lotion loaded with Melanobronze to help stimulate melanin production and naturally enhance a tan.

“ moisturising goodies ” Want to protect your face but can’t go without the make up? Clinique may have the answer with City Block Sheer SPF 25; a lightweight formula which absorbs perspiration and excess oil, good to use on the eye area and perfect as an invisible primer for foundation. Don’t forget your luscious lips when slapping on the protection – Banana Boat’s Aloe Vera Sunscreen Balm is SPF30 and packed with moisturising goodies.

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Beautify | Review

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Chipped nail varnish – the blot on all pampered hands and an impossibility to avoid. Personally I seem to have a physical inadequacy when it comes to nail varnish; those perfectly preened, glossy fingertips become an embarrassing and frustrating mess of chips, smudges and bed linen imprints. So when rumours of a miracle treatment offering rock hard varnish and flawless colour reached my ears, I was eager to try this for myself. Thus my curiosity took me to Top To Toe Professional Beauty Therapy in Crosspool. The salon plays host to Gelac – a new UV gel polish range promising to give longlasting shine. Met by owner Farra and beauty therapist Natalie, I settled down at the nail bar with a welcome latte and biscuit.

Gelac resembles a normal nail varnish and is painted on as usual. As the gel can slide off if tilted before it’s completely dry, Natalie painted my thumbs first so they could be kept flat before moving on to the other nails. She painted on a transparent base coat, which was then dried underneath the UV light, then two coats of the colour. From a range of colours including pink, purple, red and black shades, I’d chosen to go for ‘Rich Raisin’ - a rich, dark plum colour. Over this was layered a clear topcoat, each layer being dried and hardened under the UV light. Natalie removed any excess gel, then repeated the whole process on my other fingers. The result was a set of perfectly polished fingertips; shiny and glossy without a smudge in sight. The polish was hard and good to go immediately – no worry of chips and scratches. The polish stayed put for about a week before a few chips appeared, staying shiny, flawlessy manicured and effortlessly chip-free. treatments; luxurious therapies using cosmetic aromatherapy and plant and body energies. Harnessing the power of Essential Oils, Decléor helps to renew, rebalance and re-energise the body and senses. The newest addition at Top To Toe is Flabélos - a machine to help lose weight and tone up. A vibrating, tilting platform, the machine works by continuously moving up and down at different speeds, causing the body to stabilise itself, resulting in muscle

contractions for a total body workout (worth one hour of normal exercise) in just ten minutes. The list of benefits is impressive; the machine helps to tone, burn fat, reduce the signs of aging, lose weight, reduce cellulite, increase flexiblility and bone density, improve circulation and varicose veins and minimise lower back pain. TOP TO TOE 4, Sandygate Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NH Tel: 0114 268 1188


Gelac isn’t the only string in Top To Toe’s beauty bow however; the salon also offers a wide range of treatments including St Tropez spray tans, CACI Quantum non-surgical facelifts and eye treatments, Chroma Clear facials, waxing, eyebrow shaping and tinting, eyelash perming and tinting, manicures, Nailtiques therapeutic manicure, pedicures, gel and acrylic nail extensions and Sunshower tanning. An appointed Decléor Salon, Top To Toe offer a full range of Decléor facials and body

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Natalie started off by removing my existing nail varnish, then filed my nails into a square shape and buffed them up – the nails need to be a bit rough to allow the gel polish to stick. Next she removed the excess oil from the nails, and cleaned with an antiseptic solution to fully prepare for the polish.

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Recently crowned ‘Best Dressed’ at DKNY’s sunglasses party in the big apple, socialite Olivia Palermo has never been unnoticed in the world of fashion. Hailing from the fashion capital of the world, New York City, Olivia was spotted for her classic, pristine style. She soon shot to fame on MTV reality show ‘The City’ and the rest is history. A front row regular at all the designer shows, Palermo is a lover of mixing high street with high-end. Recently she was papped wearing a ZARA dress on the front row of the Stephane Rolland Haute Couture show! A classic, timeless beauty, with a bag and jewellery collection to render anyone green-eyed, Olivia is a style icon in the making.

To recreate Olivia’s style, think clean lines, block colours in neutrals and brights with some punchy accessories!

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H&M Dress £14.99, Office Leopard Print Shoe £62, Debenhams Pink Frill Clutch £30 Olivia contrasts her hot pink bag with a mustard dress, complemented with statement leopard print shoes.

2. Get the look:

H&M Blazer £24.99, ZARA Leather Skirt £69.99, Topshop Glitter Box Bag £32 Proving that high street can look just as fabulous as designer, Olivia pairs her on-trend leather shorts with a pink ZARA blazer.

3. ZARA Blazer £59.99, ASOS Feather clutch £25, Kurt Geiger ‘Erika’ shoes £160 Olivia goes back to black at a Hugo Boss event but proves it is never boring! Add statement jewellery and patent shoes for a standout look.


Get the look:

Topshop Peach Blazer £65, H&M Trousers £14.99, Topshop Mustard Shoes £65, ASOS Clutch £25 Going for something a bit different, Olivia sfill manages to showcase her signature style by adding a blazer for a more tailored look.

5. Get the Look:

Shirt dress by Love £36, Topshop ‘George’ Leopard Bootie £60 Front row at the Jaeger 2011 show, Olivia makes her neutral dress pop by adding Leopard print shoe boots.

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It’s that time of year again when we’re all planning our summer breaks and can’t wait to get away; however if the thought of waiting another minute for your holiday in the sun is making you burst at the seams then why not have a relaxing weekend away in a countryside hideout? This award winning, five star B&B is located in possibly the most striking and peaceful village in the Peak District National Park, right on the banks of the Wye River. Only a 45 minute drive from Sheffield, this is not your average B&B; situated on the A6, this is soon forgotten once you enter the property.

Upon arrival you are greeted by not only the hoards of ducks and trout on the river, but by John and Gilly, the welcoming owners of the River Cottage. Offering impeccable service, they have created a charming, inviting environment and offer immaculate accommodation. Their attention to detail is inspiring; each individually styled room complements their establishment perfectly, making you feel instantly at home. Once settled in your room, relax on the French antique bed whilst enjoying the picturesque view from the window, or snuggle up to watch a movie on your flat screen T.V. If it’s an active weekend of walking and exploring the local flora and fauna you’re after then the River Cottage is the perfect destination. Ramblers and those with a love of natural landscapes flock here as it’s a prime location for those eager to experience Peak District favourites such as the Monsal Trail and the surrounding countryside. If walking isn’t to your taste then take a short drive to one of the local attractions such as Bakewell, Chatsworth House or Haddon Hall. After your walk why not head back to the Cottage for a luxurious bath in your newly refurbished bathroom? Recently re-designed they add to the cosy and relaxed atmosphere whilst still adding a hint of glamour and style. In the evenings guests are known to indulge in a glass of wine at the river’s edge before heading off for a well earned drink at one of the traditional English pubs in the village of Ashford in the Water.

Even after the shortest of breaks, we guarantee you’ll return from River Cottage relaxed and revitalised. River Cottage Buxton Road Ashford in the water DE45 1QP Tel: 01629 813327


Enjoy your morning swapping travel tales with other guests and laugh about stories of the night before over a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea. Treat yourself to a delicious home-cooked breakfast and enjoy the best local produce, including hand-made sausages, locally cured bacon and free-range eggs. For those with a smaller early morning appetite, lighter

dishes such as slow cooked French style scrambled eggs and Scottish smoked salmon are on the menu as well as vegetarian options, toast, home made preserves and a selection of juices. Ten minutes from Chatsworth Three minutes from Monsal Head Towers

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Attractions | Nichols Building

Nichols Building

Antiques, Art & Crafts Centre When we think of antiques here at Chic Lifestyle, we have to admit, images of old fashioned Victorian divans and Georgian Ottomans spring to mind. The point is that for the modern generation, who throw away the latest iPod the minute it stops working and change their phones as often as their Facebook status, the remnants of a by gone era just aren’t that appealing. We think it may have something to do with the fact that due to technology changing so rapidly, we no longer feel as connected

to our roots as we would have done fifty years ago. When we think of history these days, we think of the equality riots of the sixties, the disco lights of the seventies, and the ‘Like a Virgin’ inspired hairstyles of the eighties.


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However the centre isn’t just about retro pieces. Step through into the ante room and into a post modern art gallery. Sophisticated prints of the beautiful feminine

who uses the space to create in house pieces of original artwork that are tailor made to your own specifications. Kathryn describes her style as ‘contemporary, unique, and full of texture and colour’. Stopping by the canvas factory is well worth the effort as it will leave you with a truly unique piece. The Nichols Building Arts, Antiques and Crafts Centre is a wonderful fusion of current art and retro pieces, fit to purchase. It is in essence all about light, colour and life and whether you stop by to pick up a Vogue Magazine, circa 1992 or to admire the fusion of post modern, inspired art, the centre will not fail to impress.

figure, courtesy of local artist Wayne Gathercole, line the walls and create a muted fusion of modern art and natural beauty. Walk down into the sectioned off area of the ante room for something a little less conventional, with bold, glitter-laced modern art, courtesy of artist Jennifer Leti, that proves a positive assault on every sense! If you want to sit down and take a break from the cultural melting pot that is the centre sit down in the café. The café, which opened on the 12th of July, is run by Michelle Clancy, and specialises in beautifully sumptuous cupcakes, with lashings of creamy frosting that would satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. But that’s not all. Directly behind the café lies the canvas factory. The factory is run by Kathryn Taylor,



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Now there’s finally an Antiques place which caters to the ‘modern antique’. The Nichols Building Antiques, Arts and Crafts Centre is more than a display of old junk. The building is unassuming from the outside, just humble brickwork. However, step into the main warehouse of the centre and you step into junk heaven. More vintage and retro than ‘antique’, pieces of every shape and size from the latter half of the twentieth century are on display, from classic style tea sets and flapper

inspired wedding attire to post modern, flower print, hanging globes and retro lava lamps, the main warehouse of the centre is truly a melting pot of modern artefacts, that would have the most ardent collector foaming at the mouth. The most fascinating thing is that aside from the retro pieces so obviously on display, if you look around, you will find hordes of classic literature and boxes upon boxes of vintage editions of Vogue Magazine, dating back to the days Cindy Crawford regularly graced the cover. The best news is that everything in this room is for sale!


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MINI Countryman Cooper SD All4

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE is useful for motorists, but it isn’t necessarily needed all the time, so MINI has a smart and fuel efficient answer for this conundrum: the Countryman All4. The car is a ‘crossover’ - a front-wheel drive car in most normal circumstances, but when wheel slip on the front wheels is detected, or if the car is being driven enthusiastically, a special clutch engages drive to the rear wheels to improve traction. It’s useful, not to mention reassuring, if you’re driving in wet, muddy or snowy conditions. The Cooper SD version of the Countryman, under review here, is the most powerful diesel variant in the MINI line-up. As well as four-wheel drive capability, its 2.0 litre 143bhp engine offers a 0-62 sprint of 9.4 seconds and bags of pulling power. In this guise, the car is also capable of towing up to 1000kg on a braked trailer, making it a rather multi-talented motor.

“ multi-talented motor ” Looks-wise, the Countryman has a familiar MINI appearance, albeit distinctly different to any that have gone before. The front is very upright; projecting a confident ‘face’ and it is longer, wider and higher, offering more luggage capacity than a MINI Hatch. In addition, the SD model has a front apron with an extra large air intake and an air scoop on the bonnet. At the rear, the car sports twin exhaust tailpipes exiting in the centre of the rear apron and an eye-catching roof spoiler. Inside, the car is dominated by iconic design characteristics such as grippy sports seats, the trademark central speedometer and neat, funky switch packs. A nifty further feature is the MINI centre rail which runs from front to rear instead of a conventional centre console. It opens up new options for integrating all kinds of storage boxes, cup holders, power chargers, music players, mobile phones and other accessories. However, the Countryman is as much about comfort and traditional practicality as it is innovative style. From the four wide-opening doors to the high-opening rear hatch, it is easy to get into and out of, and a dream to load. The MINI Countryman could prove to be a popular choice of car because the demand for crossover vehicles has grown considerably recently. Many drivers want the best of both worlds: normal saloon-like driving responses as well as the added convenience of soft off-road ability, and the interior flexibility to cope with all the activities that are part of busy modern life. The Cooper SD All4 appears to tick all these boxes and certainly shows that practicality and versatility does not limit the pleasure that can be derived from driving.


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MINI Countryman Cooper SD All4 Price: : £23,190 Max speed: 121 mph 0-62 mph: 9.4 seconds

Combined mpg: 57.6 Engine layout: 1995 cc, 4 cylinder, turbo diesel Max. power (bhp): 143 at 4000 rpm Max. torque (lb.ft): 225 at 1750-2700 rpm CO2: 130 g/km

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