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CONTENTS EDITOR’S LETTER

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OUT & ABOUT

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PENSION FREEDOMS HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES SPORTS, SHOES AND SUGAR CRAFT FOR KIDS MARCH OPEN MORNINGS AT OAKTREE SCHOOLS MONTY PYTHON, THE HOLY GRAIL... EPPING FOREST NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW A FEW WORDS FROM MICHELLE KIDZ@THE RITZ LONDON DESIGN WEEK CLASSIC AUCTION ACTION

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FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY

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PENSION FREEDOMS - AN ATTRACTIVE OPTION? The retirement landscape is changing. James Wright, Financial Planner at Scrutton Bland is your guide through the choices to be made.

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t’s almost three years since the new ‘pension freedoms’ were introduced but a recent survey* suggests that there are still many people who are unsure about what they can and can’t do with their pension funds. Firstly, let’s be clear that we are talking about private pensions here, not the state pension. Your state pension will be paid to you on a monthly basis when you retire, (the state retirement age is 65 for all workers and is due to rise to 66 by 2020 and 67 between 2026 and 2028). You cannot claim your state pension any earlier than that, nor can you withdraw any part of that as a lump sum. ere are also special rules for defined benefit or final salary schemes. e summary below does not apply to such schemes. If you have a workplace or personal pension then you can take 25% of your pension pot tax-free once you reach 55 years of age. is can be taken as a lump sum, or you can opt for a staggered release. So if you had a pension pot of £100,000 you could withdraw £25,000 in one go, or £5,000 per year over five years. You will still have to pay tax at your current rate on the remaining 75% of your pension investment. Flexi-Access Drawdown (or FAD) allows for the full 25% tax free lump sum to be taken, followed by any level of withdrawals from the rest of your pension investment. You choose where to invest and

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what income to take. No withdrawals have to be taken but they will be liable to income tax when they are. It is worth noting that in any tax year, if income is taken from a FAD plan the annual allowance for pension contributions will reduce to £4,500. In addition to the changes to retirement options, there have been new rules regarding the charges on death. If you die before the age of 75 your pension can be passed on as a lump sum free of tax. Where death occurs after 75 the fund can be passed on for your beneficiaries to make withdrawals from, but these withdrawals will be taxed at their marginal rate of tax. ere is therefore an argument that if you have an estate greater than the inheritance tax nil rate band (currently £325,000) you should deplete your other assets before accessing pensions in retirement. is ensures you maximise the assets passed on to your beneficiaries after you die. Although bear in mind that if you die after 75 and your beneficiaries are additional rate income tax payers (45%) they could end up paying more tax as Inheritance Tax is only at 40%. You can see that whilst the pension freedom rules are aimed at simplifying pensions and adding flexibility, in certain circumstances they may seem more complicated. If you are considering your retirement options, obtaining professional independent financial advice is key. n

THE DETA I L S Please contact james.wright @scruttonbland.co.uk or on 01473 267000 www.scruttonbland.co.uk Scrutton Bland Financial Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority * Retirement Income Report by Old Mutual Wealth Business, December 2017 stated “47% of upcoming retirees were unaware or didn’t know the impact of pension reforms”.


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FEBRUARY 2018

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

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eep your children entertained with our great range of activities over the February half term school holidays.

Book your tickets now so they don’t miss out

“Our holiday activities are a fun and affordable way to keep your children busy and healthy during the school holidays.” said Councillor Helen Kane, Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder. “All our activities are run by friendly, fully qualified staff. Make sure you book your tickets now so they don’t miss out.”

and be inspired by Epping Forest District Museum’s ‘Rural Life’ exhibition. ese workshops keep creative learning light-hearted and fun and are very hands on! Adults are welcome to attend with their children in the morning session or attend without children in the afternoon.

Long Nose Puppets presents … Penguin How to paint … A Sense of Rural Life • Children’s workshop • Saturday 10 February 2018 • Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL • Time 10.30am to 12.30pm • Ages 7+ • Cost £10 • Booking essential – Book online or call 01992 564226 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) • Adult’s workshop • Saturday 10 February 2018 • Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL • Time 2pm to 4pm • Ages 16+ • Cost £10 • Booking essential – Book online or call 01992 564226 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) Fields, trees, hay bales and horse; the Rural Naturalists painted them all … now it’s your turn! In this artist led workshop, you will be painting in the style of the Naturalists. You will study the work of the great naturalist painters such as John Constable and the Newlyn School,

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• Monday 12 February 2018 • North Weald Village Hall, 40 High Road, North Weald Bassett CM16 6BU • Time 11.30am and 2.30pm • Ages 2 to 8 • Cost £8 • Booking required – Book online or call 01992 564226 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) Penguin is a spectacular theatre experience for all ages, especially 2 to 8 year olds! Long Nose Puppets return to the district with their fantastic show; full of colour, surprises and lively songs that will have everyone singing along! Penguin is based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar, which this year, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Duration is 45 minutes plus 15 minutes ‘meet the puppets’. n

THE DETA I L S If you would like to attend an event – you will need to book to confirm your place: Call 01992 564226 or book online: www.eppingforestdc.bookinglive.com


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Make a lucky horseshoe • Tuesday 13 February 2018 • Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL • Time 12 noon to 3pm • All ages • Cost £1.50 • Drop in, no need to book drop in Fun family art and craft activities for you to make together and take home. No need to book, just drop in and allow approximately 20 minutes for the activity. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We regret we cannot accommodate large groups or holiday clubs during these sessions. Please contact us to arrange a group session.

Epping Forest Multi Sports Days • Tuesday 13 February 2018 • Leverton Junior School, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3BE • Time 9.15am to 3.30pm (Registration 8.45am to 9.15am, Collect 3.30pm to 4pm) • Ages 5 to 14 • Cost £16 • Book online or call 01992 564226 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) • ursday 15 February 2018 • Epping Upper Clapton RFC, ornwood, Epping CM16 6NL • Time 9.15am to 3.30pm (Registration 8.45am to 9.15am, Collect 3.30pm to 4pm) • Ages 5 to 14 • Cost £16 • Book online or call 01992 564226

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(Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) Come and join our experienced coaches for a day of exciting activities. We believe that there is a sport and activity for everyone. At our Multi Sports days, young people can expect to get to try a mixture of traditional and non-traditional sports from Tennis to American Football with some wacky games and competitions thrown in for good measure. Young people will need to dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor sports, we would also advise a change of clothing in case of bad weather. Young people will also need a packed lunch, and plenty to drink (fruit juice or water please, no sports drinks). A healthy morning snack will be provided.

Go Wild Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft Workshop • Tuesday 13 February 2018 • Communities Training Room, Epping Forest District Council, 25 Hemnall Street, Epping CM16 4LU • Time 10am to 12pm • Ages 6 to 15 • Cost £5.50 • Book online or call 01992 564226 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) Valentine’s Day inspired cake decorating and sugar craft workshop for children under 16. Come along to this workshop learn how to decorate cakes using piping techniques. You can take home all the cakes you decorate for yourself or to share with your family and friends this Valentines Day. You will learn icing techniques and develop new skills when making the Valentine edible decorations from sugar paste. All materials, food and drinks will be provided. n

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Make a lucky horseshoe, Multi Sports Days, Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft Workshop... There’s something for everyone!

THE DETA I L S If you would like to attend an event – you will need to book to confirm your place: Call 01992 564226 or book online: eppingforestdc.bookinglive.com


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MARCH OPEN MORNINGS AT THE OAK-TREE SCHOOLS

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sneak peek behind the scenes as the local group of independent schools prepare for an influx of visitors.

e Oak-Tree Schools have seen more and more families choose their brand of independent education over recent years. With Open Day season here again, Braeside, Coopersale Hall, Normanhurst and Oaklands have been preparing to open their doors to welcome the many hopeful prospective families looking for the best education for their children. At Braeside School in Buckhurst Hill, Headmistress Claire Osborn will be greeting the prospective parents; “I am very much looking forward to the Braeside Open Day. I’m always very pleased to be able to discuss Braeside’s reputation as a local school with many excellent academic achievements. e developments that have been made since Braeside became part of the Oak-Tree Group in 2015, including a brand new Kindergarten class, kitchens and Studio, have been very positive. We now share curricular and extra-curricular activities with Normanhurst, which benefit both sets of pupils when they work collaboratively.” Braeside’s Open Days are on Tuesday 6 March from 9.15am at the Seniors and Wednesday 7 March at 9.15am at the Juniors. “Parents value the opportunity to take a guided tour with our confident pupils as they give an honest and impartial view of what school is really like”, comments Kaye Lovejoy, Headmistress of Epping’s Coopersale Hall School. “In my presentation I give a flavour of the quality of our education from the earliest ages of 2½ up to our intensive preparation for senior schools at age 11. e recent successful inspection report gives me

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so many positive comments that I can highlight. Parents are usually interested to hear about the wrap around care that we offer at Coopersale Hall including breakfast and after school clubs from 7.30am to 6pm.” Coopersale Hall’s Open Morning is on Tuesday 6 March at 9.15am. At Normanhurst School in North Chingford, Headmistress Claire Osborn enjoys talking to families about how the school caters for all ages from 2½ to 16. She comments, “the parents and children who visit our Open events are very impressed with the quality of our education. My presentation focuses on the many opportunities available to all ages including the strong academic teaching, extra-curricular clubs and excellent GCSE results. e Head Boy and Head Girl also speak about aspects of life at Normanhurst and how much they enjoy their learning.” Normanhurst’s Open Morning is on Friday 9 March at 9.15am for all years. Sue Belej, Headmistress of Oaklands School in Loughton, is used to talking to groups of parents bringing newborn babies to the Open Mornings as registration for places often happens at the earliest possible age. She explains, “On Open Morning we don’t make many changes to our normal working day as it is important for parents to get an impression of the school as it really is and not as a series of showcase events that some bigger senior schools prepare. e pupils enjoy acting as guides and I’m looking forward to talking about our recent very successful inspection report.” e Oaklands Open Morning is on ursday 8 March at 9.15am. n

For more information about the Open Events visit the new websites: oaktreeschools.co.uk

THE DETA I L S e Oak-Tree Group of Schools Braeside - Coopersale Hall Normanhurst - Oaklands 020 8508 3109 www.oaktreeschools.co.uk


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MARCH H OPEN D AYS A YS THE OAK-TREE GROUP OF SCHOOLS BRAESIDE JUNIORS Buckhurst Hill (2½ - 11) WED 7 MARC CH 9.15AM BRAESIDE SENIORS Buckhurst Hill (11 - 16) TUES 6 MARCH CH 9.15AM COOPERSALE HALL Epping (2½ - 11) TUES 6 MARCH CH 9.15AM

NORMANHURST North Chingford (2½ - 16) FRI 9 MARCH CH 9.15AM OAKLANDS Loughton (2½ - 11) THURS 8 MARCH H 9.15AM Four local privately-owned independent schools for children aged 2½ to 16 For more information www.oaktreeschools.co.uk e

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here are more hidden depths to this ancient woodland than even the greatest local expert might know. Why not test your knowledge and brush off some winter cobwebs with a stroll and uncover some of its lesser known locations and historic connections. For example, did you know that Epping Forest was the setting for the filming of the ‘black knight’ scene in Monty Python’s e Holy Grail. You can visit the area just by Loughton Brook at the Prince of Wales Bridge. Also, Full Metal Jacket was filmed at Fairmead Road and the Forest is often the backdrop for television programmes and adverts. Wanstead Flats, in the south of the Forest, is an area full of wartime history; look out for the old barrage balloon tethers near to the football pitches at Capel Road. Football has taken place on Wanstead Flats for over 125 years and it is now the second largest concentration of football pitches in Europe, second only to Hackney Marshes nearby. Wanstead Park was once the garden of one of London’s grandest mansions and had royal visitors regularly. e owner, Catherine Tynley-Long and her husband William Pole-Wellesley (nephew to the Duke of Wellington), are reputed to have introduced the idea of a ‘white wedding’, setting the craze after Catherine, a style icon of the eighteenth century, wore white to her own wedding. e parkland setting was designed by Sir Humphrey Repton

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whose 200th anniversary of his death is being marked this year. Repton also designed two other landscapes in Epping Forest; Higham’s Park and e Warren. Epping Forest has always been an inspiration to artists. e sculptor Jacob Epstein lived on Baldwin’s Hill in Loughton and frequently painted scenes of the Forest, some of which became campaign posters for London Transport in the 1930s. Another artist famous for the posters that promoted an escape from the city to Epping Forest was Walter Spradbery. He lived in Buckhurst Hill at e Wilderness. e plaque laid there by him marking the threshold of his house can still be found deep amongst the trees. He and his wife often presented opera performances in his garden, which now forms part of the Forest. e Forest offers a huge range of fun activities; from golf and football, horse-riding, cycling and of course walking. But it’s a little known secret that you can even get married in Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge overlooking the magnificent Chingford Plain and Forest canopy. Epping Forest has grown since it was originally saved for the public by the City of London Corporation in 1878. It now includes ‘buffer lands’ to the north of the Forest; large areas of which are publicly accessible such as Gifford’s Wood and Warlies Park. Both locations offer magnificent views across the Lea Valley and are fantastic for bird watching. n

THE DETA I L S Further information on the history of Epping Forest and where to visit in the Forest can be found in a wide range of books and maps available at the visitor centres on Ranger’s Road, Chingford; at High Beach and in the Temple at Wanstead Park, or visit the website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Photograph©Yvette Woodhouse & City of London Corporation

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here are few more confusing – or unpopular – taxes than Inheritance Tax (IHT). For older generations, the prospect of paying up to 40% tax on what they leave behind is difficult to contemplate. For some children and grandchildren, grappling with IHT is something they are ill-equipped to do.

FIvE IdEAS TO MAkE LIFE LESS TAxInG There is plenty that can be done to keep a potential IHT bill to a minimum. Here are a few ideas: 1. Use the allowance for individuals to give gifts worth up to £3,000 a year (£6,000 if you use the previous year’s allowance as well) without incurring any IHT. 2. Parents and grandparents of the bride/groom can gift £5,000 and £2,500 respectively. 3. Individuals can pass on larger amounts of money free of IHT, so long as they live for seven years after making the gift. don’t give away too much too soon – otherwise you

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could be dependent on your children 4. Take account of the ‘normal expenditure out of income’ rule – if you give gifts out of your income and, in doing so, don’t damage your standard of living, they are exempt from IHT, and there is no upper limit. 5. Giving to charity is tax free but leaving at least 10% of your net estate to charity can also bring the liability down to 36% instead of the usual 40%. With some careful planning and sensible advice, family wealth can be kept for future generations to enjoy. To receive a complimentary guide covering wealth management, retirement planning or Inheritance Tax planning, contact Arpit Shah of White Lotus Wealth Ltd on 020 3409 9017 or email arpit.shah@sjpp.co.uk The level and bases of taxation, and reliefs from taxation, can change at any time. The value of any tax relief depends on individual circumstances. n

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THOUGHTS ON

MILLENNIALS WORDS: MICHELLE B. HARRIS

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here seems to be an acute interest in millennials; those born between 1980s and mid-1990s.

is generation is savvy with communications, social media and digital technology. ey are more confident than previous generations, in tune with the environment and strive towards a healthy work-life balance. But this generation of youngsters merit close analysis on two levels: a) Negatively – there is a growing trend of depression and addiction to technology. e younger millennials appear to be obsessed with social media and their mobiles. You see friends sitting together in silence as they text, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram. ere is a large percentage of this group living their lives through social media. Most children used to seek approval from their parents or teachers but now it is their social peers. So what is the benchmark of authority? A group of friends, either real ones or acquaintances that you pick up along the way, in your quest for the development of a social circle? Hopefully social media will be refined as it’s increasingly getting out of control and even as I write – fake news is being addressed.

But on a positive note: b) is is the generation that will positively change and lead the world into a new direction. Millennials insist upon meaning and a positive societal contribution. ey are infinitely more accepting of diversity than previous generations and now, as they’re beginning to make their impact within corporate environments, they are purpose driven looking at importance, value and how they are personally and professionally aligned. ey have the confidence to question and are sceptical. Being so technologically savvy, they have no difficulty in researching facts through multiple sources and have the confidence to question and challenge authority. As millennials ascend the corporate ladders there will be a definite change. Old school rules will cease to apply and transparency will be the new norm. We have entered a fast-paced new world where technology and speed drive everything. We want next day deliveries (of practically everything) and international correspondence and files to be delivered in nanoseconds, at the touch of a SEND button or transfer. So what’s next?... We live in interesting times… n

This is the generation that will positively change and lead the world into a new direction.

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he most family-oriented of London’s luxury hotels, the setting of The Ritz R is perfect, with the wide spaces of the stunning Royal Green Park on our doorstep and a variety of toy stores and family famiily activvities to delight children only a short walk away. The service is legendary and their Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant boasts a menu sure to please even the fussiest of young diners. Young guests of The Ritz will remember getting Young dressed up and taking their first world famous Afternoon Tea with mummy and daddy or their first Ritz bathrobe and slippers, identical in all but size to that of their parent’s. A stay at The Ritz creates memories between families that will be cherished forever, rather than providing a distraction for children when traavelling away from home. To o make a reservation please email reservations@theritzlondon.com or telephone +44 (0) 20 7300 2222; www.theritzlondon.com

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, 4 – 9 March 2018

THE DETAILS There is courtesy transport and entrance is free. For more details, visit www.dcch.co.uk or telephone 020 7225 9166 Opening times Trade preview: 4 – 6 March 2018 All welcome: 7 – 9 March 2018 10am – 6pm

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or six days in March, London Design Week 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the nerve-centre of creative excellence – an unmissable event that is essential for anyone who wants the inside track on the latest design thinking. This celebration of the new season includes new imaginative installations, more than 100 immersive experiences, bespoke pop-ups and tempting food and drink. Visitors who value talent, skill and provenance can discover the latest offerings from 120 global exhibitors, while international speakers share their knowledge at the authoritative Conversations in Design series. The stellar line-up includes, amongst others, Martin Brudnizki, Martin Hulbert, Jay Grierson, Lord Snowdon, Sophie Ashby, Hubert Zandberg, Sir Peter Osborne, Susie Atkinson, Peter Mikic, Linda Boronkay, Christopher Jenner, Afroditi Krassa, Marianne Cotterill, Simon Mitchell and architects Fiona McLean and Mike Stiff. Channelling the design world’s rising spirit of

individuality and creative expression, London Design Week 2018 seeks to go beyond fleeting trends. This is an event where powerful design professionals can engage with established makers; style-seekers can delve deeper into their design passions via talks, demonstrations, workshops and discovery tours; and luxury brands can converse with emerging influencers and tastemakers. The programme aims to be both accessible to all and sophisticated in its outlook, broadening awareness of outstanding design. A global audience of visitors and a host of international brands make this an event whose influence reaches far beyond its London base. Claire German, managing director, says ‘Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has become known for its strong curated events. London Design Week 2018 promises a magical combination of design encounters and ways to connect with 600+ leading international brands, unseen anywhere else, all contributing to the many elements which will make this an unmissable week.’

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OUT & ABOUT

CLASSIC AUCTION ACTION! Saturday, 3rd March sees 140 fine and fascinating classic cars and automobilia on sale by Historics at Ascot Racecourse

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ome of us get our kicks from a spot of home DIY, others in manicuring the garden, but for some classic car buffs, nothing beats a nicely decayed piece of motoring history to get the adrenaline pumping. For well-established classic car auction specialists, Historics, it’s all part of the vibrant scene, and one that you can see for yourself at their major Spring sale at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, 3rd March. Every one of Historics’ regular major sales includes hugely varying consignments to suit all tastes and pockets - from very affordable to significant investment collector cars – and amidst the 140 fine classic motor cars and automobilia on offer at Ascot, Historics will tempt the restorer fraternity with a small selection of cobwebbed classics, all offered at no reserve. Taking ‘resto’ pride of place is a forlorn example of what was once the cream of quintessentially British sports touring cars – a 1963 Alvis TD21 Coupé. Requiring rather more than spit and polish to restore it to its former glory, it is one of the last cars to be built over the car’s production span, but despite its spartan appearance, the Alvis comes with a considerable inventory of parts to enable the buyer to roll their sleeves up in the knowledge that there will be very few items left to purchase…just plenty of elbow grease. One unique aspect of this car adds more encouragement to its future owner, namely that at one point in its life the Hollywood legend Robert Mitchum sat behind the wheel as he motored serenely in the 1968 film, ‘The Big Sleep’. A DVD of the film is included with the car. Notwithstanding the fascination and draw of cars requiring restoration, stealing the limelight at Historics’ Ascot Racecourse auction is a gleaming array that can only be described as classic car heaven. Many cars on offer have come to sale after enjoying the most fastidious restoration and continuous care bestowed on them….such as a bright green (the colour of envy!) 1971 Porsche 911 2.4 S. Some £120,000 was spent to bring it to its impeccable condition. Air-cooled Porsches of this era are now hugely sought after amongst enthusiasts and collectors and this one is very much worthy of its estimate of £160,000-£190,000.

“Every one of Historics’ regular major sales includes hugely varying consignments to suit all tastes and pockets - from very affordable to significant investment collector cars”

And Historics is also offering at Ascot arguably the world’s finest example of a later 1995 Porsche 911/964 RS Lightweight. Just one of 40 examples manufactured for the UK market, this very special motorsport-inspired and super rare model has travelled less than 700 miles per year on average since new and is truly impeccable in every respect. Typically, Historics will offer some 40 different classic car marques and, bearing in mind the roots of the then thriving British car industry, many are home-grown. For example, there’s a nimble and hugely-desirable, wind-in-the-hair 1971 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint that’s had £30,000 spent on it (Est. £42,000-£49,000), and a brace of classic racy Triumphs, in factory blue racing colours, one a 1962 TR4 works recreation (£36,000-£42,000), the other a 1963 Spitfire GT restored to Le Mans specification (£25,000-£32,000), plus a very original example of an iconic British sports classic, a 1955 MGA Mk.1 Roadster offered at a very affordable £18,000-£22,000…and a ubiquitous Mini, this a cream-of-the-crop Surf Blue/Old English White 1965 Morris Mini Cooper ‘S’ in breathtaking condition, with just 36,000 miles since new (£39,000-£45,000). To suit those with quirkier tastes, how about a 1929 Ford Model A Coupé in striking hot-rod spec., with a rumbling 4.7 litre V8 ‘under the hood’, offered at an estimate of £19,000-£22,000.. or perhaps a gleaming, polished aluminium 1954 Airstream caravan, its stunning interior superbly created - authentically and sympathetically - by its interior designer vendor. (£46,000-£52,000) Too numerous and varied to mention in full, consignments at Historics’ major Ascot Racecourse auction on Saturday, 3rd March can only be fully appreciated in person and Historics make it easy by offering two preview days on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March preceding the sale. Entry is by catalogue, available in advance or on arrival. For full details of this fascinating classic car sale including all consignments, and information on bidding, visit www.historics.co.uk, call 01753 639170 or email auctions@historics.co.uk

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TRAVEL

MEET HOLIDAY

DESIGNERS

– COMING TO YOU FOR 2018

WORDS CHRISTINE BAKER, CHRISTEN MEDIA

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illions of UK holidaymakers will have coped with the post-festive season return to work by booking holidays, as travel companies try to cope with their busiest time of the year. “Sunshine Saturday” in January saw a huge spike in bookings for the UK’s biggest holiday companies, as tourists plot their escapes during the dreariest months of the year. DIY is the fastest growing trend for many who think they will save lots of money and still have the best time. Let’s introduce Dan Lion, Managing Director of Holiday Designers, established in 2011 with some reliable do’s and don’ts.

DIY Risks “Arranging your own holiday can definitely save you money, but like any DIY you have to invest your own valuable time researching and doing the work. You have to work your way through far too much information online, much of it inconsistent, and it becomes a minefield, confusing and totally frustrating. Plus, there are critical finer details like arranging visas, checking entry requirements and minimum passport validity. If everything is not just right, holidaymakers can be refused flight boarding or passage through immigration. Peace of mind is paramount.

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bargains, but it’s not always user friendly and never easy to speak to a real person. Travel agents and destination specialists often have better deals. We receive more calls from clients who wanted to book online and tried to do it themselves but are so confused and overloaded they have forgotten what they saw, what they liked and why. We are working with one client who wants a holiday for two weeks for a family of four. For us it’s quite simple. We find out what’s important to the family covering all their likes, dislikes and what they need. ey are now really excited and coming back to book one of the three options we offered.

Bespoke holidays Our experience in this industry is second to none and we are justly proud of what we have achieved. Our team at Holiday Designers create relationships with our customers, suppliers and staff – together with first-class service. Attention to detail is our highest priority, so no matter what you need your package to include, we can provide it. We provide a full concierge service too. Being independent we are free to choose who we work with and offer a multitude of options from modest to ultra-luxurious, tame to wild and adventurous.

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FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY

[NEWS]

BEAUTY & FASHION “Ourver clothes are minimal in design aesthetic – simple everyday essentials”

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Ourver products are carefully crafted to the highest standards using premium materials and an unparalleled attention to detail. They have no physical stores so can offer an honest price for premium quality products that have been produced in the same factories as some of the world’s leading luxury brands, each having generations of expertise and skilled craftsman who take pride in producing the garments. Ourver clothes are minimal in design aesthetic – simple everyday essentials, produced and sold ethically and honestly, timeless and designed with longevity in mind. Products that will serve you well, for many years to come. www.ourver.com

These pretty sterling silver bangles and cuffs (£30, www.hersey.co.uk) and this penguin enamel pin (£7.50 www.chameleonwallart.com) which looks brilliant on bags or jackets.

TIED UP This gorgeous bag tie is the perfect way to brighten up your favourite bag. It’s limited edition andmade from 100% silk. Measuring 55x55 cm, it’s machine hemed and made in Britain. A perfect accessory for any handbag. £30, www.in-spaces.com

WINTER WARMER These bed socks have been designed with those winter nights in mind, when you are curled up with your favourite hot water bottle in bed or on the sofa. 90% alpaca wool ,10% Nylon – they will keep you exceptionally warm. £15, www.heating-and-plumbing.com

HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN Umbrellas are one of life’s little essentials (especially in the UK!) These folding umbrellas are neat and compact so perfect for a handbag, glove box or briefcase. Measures 25.5cm x 5cm when closed and opens to provide a canopy of 95 cm. Covered in our quirky ‘Cats and Dogs’ design it features black labradors, dachshunds, terriers, jack russells, pugs and some super cute cats. £24, www.sophieallport.com 6 AA RR Y Y2 021081 8 3 82 FFEEBBRRUU

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FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 Preview, 16th – 20th February 2018

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ondon Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world - and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers alongside Paris, Milan and New York. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to showcase some of the world’s leading fashion talent, with the schedule packed with shows, presentations, showrooms, events and parties from the best and brightest names in the industry. While most of us are not even thinking about our summer wardrobes, designers will be showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2018 Collections. It’s a week where designers are free to create at will and experiment with new trends, with the world watching as fashion history is made. Returning to the show are luxury designer brands including Burberry, Antonio Berardi, Jasper Conran, Aspinal of London, David Koma, Pringle of Scotland, Mulberry, House of Holland, Peter

“It’s a week where designers are free to create at will and experiment with new trends”

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Pilotto, Sophia Webster and Temperley London. Fashion retailers, hotels, restaurants and bars across London join in the celebration of London Fashion Week by hosting special events and promotions both in-store and online. Designer Showrooms, located at The Store Studios, 180 Strand, is home to over 150 British and international designers. The international element of the showrooms illustrates that the doors to London are truly open, with designers showcasing from Dubai, Finland and South Korea. The pull of London on a global scale is undeniable. The UK continues to be an attractive and fertile home for an array of designer businesses of any size. Of the four fashion capitals, London is the only city that hosts the Designer Showrooms in the same venue as the official British Fashion Council (BFC) Show and Presentation Space. The LFW Designer Showrooms have launched many global brands, including a number of on-schedule designers. The magic of London Fashion Week is not merely thanks to the fashion designers’ and fashion stylists’ cutting-edge collections but the media excitement that accompanies them. The allure of the show is exceptional and London Fashion Week continues to be the top fashion event pulling visitors from every corner of the globe. For more information about London Fashion Week including up-to-date schedules, news, video and much more go to www. londonfashionweek.co.uk. Follow on @LondonFashionWk and join the conversation #LFW

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h black dresses may haave been hile making the headlines over m o in the U as stars banded together at US, t Golden Globes in support the of the Time’s Up campaign, back home we’ve been seeing celebs kitted out stunning all-white ensembles that are making us rethink the pale hue. Everywhere from award dos to the Celebrity Big Brother launch - yes, really - stylish ladies of all ages haave been pro oving that lighter shades shouldn’t just be confined to the summer months, and that the American adage, ‘don’t wear white after Labour Day’ (meaning September), is patently false. Inspired by a host of fashionable females, here are four chic ways to wear white in winter...

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A-Z OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY TIPS AND TREATMENTS With Frances Furlong

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ollowing last month’s article here is part two of Health and Beauty tips and treatments, to give you some inspiration and ideas on how to improve your health, look and feel your best and keep motivated.

N is for nose refinement, small imperfections can trouble people, surgery is not always the answer, I get amazing results with small amounts of dermal filler to straighten noses and muscle relaxing injections to lift the tip of the nose.

I is for imperfections to skin tone. Flushing, broken veins and sun damage can all be easily treated. Intense pulsed light, chemical peels and good medical grade skin creams can all help.

O is for orange peel effect, time to start thinking about battling the dreaded curse of cellulite and localised fat. I advise my clients to start by body brushing daily for 2 mins and applying an anti cellulite cream, try Nivea or L’Oréal. Once you have completed this for 3 weeks, you will notice the stubborn areas and you can consider mesotherapy injections to help reduce cellulite and localised fat and improve blood flow to these sluggish areas.

J is for Japanese silk extracts, combined with Hyaluronic acid my favourite moisturiser at the moment is Inspira Med youth preserve cream, to help rejuvenate and repair winter skin. K is for kickstart your eating habits. Eating well shows on the outside and sugar is very ageing for the skin! Keep It real, try to avoid processed foods. Spice It up, bland food is boring, experiment with new spices and flavours. Drink up, add more water to your daily intake, it keeps your skin plumper. Don’t reward running with sweets, don’t destroy your exercise by loading up on sugar fixes. Think before you eat, take time over eating, it takes your brain 20 minutes to recognise that you have eaten, eat slowly and chew your food, to avoid eating too much. Log your meals, keep a record of what your eating daily, helps you keep on track and makes you able to monitor bad food choices and how certain foods make you feel after consuming. L is for liquid face lift, the ultimate non surgical option, using either Sculptra, Radiesse or Hyaluronic acid. Enhancing the chin, jawline, cheeks, nose to mouth lines and temple hollows can enhance and define a face, for a youthful contoured look. M is for Mole check, don’t ignore moles or lesions on the body, there is no harm in getting your GP to check, but there is when they are left.

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also depletes many nutrients, including vitamin C, which helps protect and repair skin damage. R is for Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae), also known as shaving bumps, affects men with tightly curved (or curly) hairs. When the tip of hair grows back under the skin or into the hair follicle, it is known as ingrown hair. Use of an electric shaver will help, as it does not cut as close as blades do. Shaving every other day, rather than daily, will help as well. At night, apply a lotion containing glycolic acid to the affected areas. This exfoliates the surface skin cells and reduces the likelihood of new spots. Try Neostrata Ultra Smoothing Lotion. n

P is for plumper and hydrated skin, I am a big fan of skin boosters, unlike normal dermal fillers, they don’t actually create volume when injected. They work by injecting small amounts of Hyaluronic acid into the dermis of the skin, spread evenly spaced to enhance any area of the face or body to rejuvenate. Great for acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, backs of the hands, necklines and chest lines. Q is for quit smoking, we all know about the health implications to our bodies, but here is what it does to our skin. Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which displaces the oxygen in your skin, and nicotine, which reduces blood flow, leaving skin dry and discoloured. Cigarette smoking

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chewing in the mouth due to a lack of back teeth can lead to food being swallowed in larger pieces – this can lead to digestive problems. Why do something now? ere are more health-related problems in the mouth as people get older. Teeth get looser, there are more gaps in the mouth as teeth are lost, gums shrink away, teeth break down more, and there is food collection between teeth. Teeth also wear away and look darker and unsightly. I have also observed that women spend decades looking after others (e.g. children) and put themselves last. By the time they reach “mid-life crisis”, they feel ready to do something positive for themselves. Others are really scared of going to the dentist due to bad experience(s) in the past. So, the question is “Why now?” In life, people make decisions based on health, wealth or lifestyle. ink about this carefully. Taking the first step We welcome you to Smile Design By Ash for a complimentary health screen and consultation visit. Have a practice tour, meet our professional and friendly team, and enjoy the best care and attention possible in a dental environment. You will feel the difference the minute you walk in to 6 Chigwell Rise…n

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t the beginning of every year, Pantone declares its Colour of the Year Year, and we start to wonder how we can incorporate the chosen hue into our beauty routines. Sometimes, the shade doesn’t obviously lend itseelf to cosmetics, as was the case with last year’s foliage-inspired Greenery (unless you’re really into lim me green lipstick...) but for 2018, we’re in luck, beccause Ultra Violet is a gorgeous deep purple that offfers endless options in the make-up department. “Complex and contemplatiivve, Ultra Violet sugggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond wh here we are now, w,” say the pros at Pantone. The “enigmatic purple” was belo oved of music ico ons like Prince, Daavid vid Bowie Bo and Jimi Hendrix, so witth style renegades like that as inspiration, you can bett that the usual rules don don’tt applyy.. This trend’s not about identifying what suits youur eye or hair colour, it’s about haaving ving fun fuun and em mbracing the new hue however you like. And there are heaps of products to choose from. Takke your pick from our Ultra Violet specttrum and gett ready to play with purple...

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TAKE A LEAF OUT OF NATURE ATURE Mirror the elegance of the natural world and a its palette - the ‘natural’ trend is all about org ganic structures and tactile finishes. “W Waay back in 1984, Dr Edward Wilson termeed ‘biophilia’ as the ‘innate sense of belonging to o the natural world’. Now, w, 34 years on, this sen sense nse of belonging will be entering our homes, with h wallpapers, window blinds and other decor. T This trend is also about nurturing the planet and sustainabilityy,,” says Alex Whitecroft, head of design at I Want Want Wallpaper Wallpaper. “Some key looks will be liiving ving walls, plant/tree bark designs, vegetation and the creation of tech-free spaces, because this lookk is all about immersing oneself in nature. That meaans an abundance of greenery and vegetation, wheth her real or faux. It’s about promoting a sense of wellb being through our obsession with the natural worldd.” “People are asking more of their homes. Scandinavian-style simplicity is still strong, buut it will be joined by a desire for understated opuulence, with rich velvets, brass accents (replacing lastt year’s copper) and different stone finishes,” says Co ornelia de Ruiter Ruiter, CEO and co-founder of Homewin ngs. “Marble, velvet and mid-century pieces aree adding a touch of luxury and smaller accent pieces, p like pouffes and ottomans in rich shades, are helping to add colour to homes.”

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NEW COLLECTION COLLECTION FROM ESCAPOLOGY ESCAPOLOGYY Add an industrial edge to your colonial styled home with the Bay lighting collection from Escapolog y. Featuring three designs including a chandelier, wall light and flush ceiling mount, each light in this range can be used inside and outdoors, which is perfect for keeping your home looking co-ordinated throughout. Simple and rustic, the collection was inspired by the American Colonial look, which infuses both urban and rural styles y into a setting, g, makingg these lights suitable for a variety of decorating trends. www.escapologyhome.com 8 AA RR Y Y2 021081 8 5 62 FFEEBBRRUU

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Storage solutions

for a calm and stylish home With creative fittings and a few good habits, any space can be streamlined and sorted. The Remodelista experts reveal how. WORDS: SAM WYLIE-HARRIS

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ho says storage can’t be stylish? And for a sense of calm and control, Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick, the authors of Remodelista - a new book packed with ultra-slick organisational tricks to deploy all over the house also suggest embracing some ‘Daily Rituals’, little habits that often take no more than a few minutes but can have life-changing effects. For instance, studies suggest that people who make their bed every day are not only more rested than non-bed-makers, but happier, healthier and more successful. Opening your mail every day is another of their tips, to avoid that dreaded build-up

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of unsorted life admin that can weigh heavily on the mind (and clog up drawers!). Along with handy storage tactics - such as ‘Hang It’, ‘Cart It’, ‘Label It’ and ‘Tray It’ - the book sets out to illustrate how, with clever lay-outs and fittings and adopting a few simple habits, being sorted and tidy can be aesthetically-pleasing and make a huge difference to our wellbeing, even when space is tight. So whether you need to know how to make the best of a compact kitchen, or want to edit your wardrobe ready for the new season, here are five ways to make an art out of order and live better through organisation, with the help of our designminded friends at Remodelista.com...

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A Shaker-style entry A storage-lined open foyer is a great, versatile option for busy households. Taking inspiration from the Shaker use of peg rails to hang all manner of things, all you need to assemble your own version is a sliver of hall off your front or back door. Why it works: Pegs close to the entrance help ensure kids’ bags land in the right spot (parents’ bags on other end), designated coat pegs offer a place for each family member, a Shaker-style hanging shelf provides a home for small items, a chalkboard marks daily reminders, and an Ikea Tjusig Bench (fROM £35, Ikea.com) doubles as a shoe rack.

The ultimate compact kitchen A small workspace can still make good use of open and closed storage: Cookware and dishware are concealed behind cabinet doors, and a clever storage rail keeps often-used tools close at hand but off the counter. Why it works: Stacked dishware and decanted pantry goods maximise cabinet space, S hooks and metal clips hold kitchen scissors, coffee filters etc, trays anchor the counter, a small hanging basket holds utensils and a print adds an artful touch - a small detail that makes a big difference.

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clothing. Canvas bins, wire baskets, cardboard boxes and metal dividers - most from office and kitchen supply departments - make the shelf storage much more efficient. Why it works: Jumble-preventing bins and baskets create discreet storage zones on open shelves, piles of jeans, sweaters and T-shirts limited to six per stack, metal-rimmed paper key tags serve as labels on bins and baskets and allow for easy sorting, glass fronted drawers are a bespoke detail worth copying (they protect shoes while enabling you to see what you’ve got), and an industrial kitchen stool provides a place to put on shoes, drape clothes and reach high shelves.

An elegant all-in-one laundry cupboard This compact laundry has birch plywood shelves and drawers for all the essentials. There’s also room for general cleaning supplies, electronics and a foldup ironing board tucked into the side, which can be hidden behind closed doors. Why it works: Laundry detergent is decanted and stored in a stainless steel dispenser, a galvanized metal bucket holds household cleaning supplies in a portable kit, laundry essentials are sorted by function in a combination of shelves and drawers, and the hard-to-reach top shelf is put to good use as a home for Wi-Fi equipment.

Tips extracted from Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick, photography by Matthew Williams, published by Artisan Books, priced £15.99. Available now.

Let’s face it, you’re more likely to throw an impromptu drinks or dinner party when your tabletop elements are kept at the ready in one place. A kitchen or dining area drawer is especially handy for this kit. Pro tip: Store the items on trays so you can lift them out for quick delivery to the table - and then use trays for serving. Preparedness kit: Bar tools comprising corkscrew, bottle opener, jigger and mixing spoon; candles, tapers and tea lights, matches, ice bucket, glasses, serving trays, ready-for-the-table flatware in leather pockets, cloth napkins rolled into napkin rings.

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3D FLOORING ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH? It is turning the heads of wealthy homeowners who have a spare £20,000 or more in their back pocket, and want to create a unique interior like no other. Rich property owners are always looking to outdo each other, and this is one way to achieve just that and get the wow factor

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e know there are numerous ways to add personality to your home – but 3d flooring is certainly more daring than just block colour feature walls and novelty wallpaper. You can literally transform your floors into incredible works of art. The astonishing images appear life-like even when viewed from multiple angles. It’s not just a picture, it’s a large-scale art object , which fundamentally changes the idea of what flooring can do. Much like the 3D street art you see in major cities, it has now been brought into the home to much effect! Instead of being a background, the floor becomes the main detail. Automatically, all furnishings, walls and even lighting become a

“You can literally transform your floors into incredible works of art. The astonishing images appear life-like even when viewed from multiple angle”

background for the 3D image. The wide range of colours and modern technologies allow the creation of unique self-levelling floors with panorama or 3D pictures, created by designers according to your wishes and suitable for any interior. Choose your design carefully though… a 3D floor that gives the appearance of the floor collapsing from under you, is not for the fainthearted or those with a nervous disposition! The technology of manufacturing 3D selflevelling floors requires highly skilled professionals. A high-quality and properly installed resin floor will delight you with its beautiful appearance, practicality, originality and uniqueness for many years to come. They are also perfect for your child’s bedroom or playroom, your little one won’t be able to contain their excitement at seeing such a creation.

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ogs are the nation’s favourite peets, according to Statista, Statista which found fouund that 24% of Brits share their space with canine chums. It’s time to let dogs run wild on walls and rampage over tableware and accessories. We We’ve trawled the shops for the most gorgeous canine finds. Plain or small spaces, such as hallways and bathrooms, are great for experimenting with quirky wallpaper - like a doggie-dotted version. Plus, a monochrome scheme never goes out of fashion, and black and white framed photos of your pet could be a Wallsauce. perfect finishing touch. Alternativelyy,, W com has a brilliant selection of dog wall murals, including a Labradors Wall Wall Mural, from £27 pe per square metre. Pooch might have to eat out of a humble bowl - but you can show you’re ‘top dog’

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by setting a smart table with h crockery that features different breeds or your faavourite avo ourite hound. hound Focus on Fido (or Fred or Fifi) in a home office or child’s bedroom by featuring a colourful wallpaper on a feature wall, and echo the playful puppy theme with bright accessories, from lamps to cushions. Don’t want to go whole hog - or should that be, whole dog - with your mutty makeover? You You can still delve into doggy decor with a few subtle touches, perhaps a vase on a shelf or sideboard. Secretlyy,, you know it’s your four-legged friend who rules the house, so pamper your pooch with his/her own sofa or glamorous bed - at least then he won’t hog the couch and get hairs all over your cushions! If they’re not in need of a new bed (or, let’s face it, they sleep on yours), then there are plenty of other canine-kit upgrades to choose from.

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Situated in Imperial Heights, South Woodford is this two bedroom third floor apartment. Queen Marys Avenue is one of South Woodfords most desirable gated developments and is well appointed with private communal gardens, allocated underground parking, concierge services and lifts to all floors. This spacious apartment offers well-proportioned accommodation comprising of a lounge/diner with balcony, fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with an en-suite to the master and a family bathroom. The property is situated close to all local amenities including shops, restaurants and transport links.

Woodford Green

ÂŁ725,000

Situated in Danbury Way, Woodford Green is this extended and well presented four bedroom semi detached home. The accommodation comprises of S two receptions, an extended fitted kitchen with central work station, three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor and a loft conversion which provides the fourth bedroom with en-suite. The property is well located for all local amenities including shops and schools with transport in and out of London made easy by use of the local Underground Station at Woodford Broadway.

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Woodford Green

ÂŁ775,000

Situated in Fairlight Avenue, Woodford Green is this four bedroom, two bathroom semi detached family home. This light and spacious Edwardian property offers accommodation that includes an impressive entrance hall, two generous receptions, a well appointed kitchen/diner and ground floor cloakroom. The first floor holds four well proportioned bedrooms with a 'secret' en-suite to the master and a contemporary family bathroom. There is a well tended rear garden with side access and a block paved driveway provides off street parking to the front. Ideally located in the heart of Woodford Green.

Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,100,000

Located adjacent to Epping Forest in a quiet area of Woodford Green, 'Croftside' is a well-proportioned four double bedroom family home that has been L recently redesigned to an extremely high standard. The ground floor boasts a welcoming hallway leading to a generous family room and luxury kitchen with an open plan arrangement, Bi-fold doors lead to a landscaped garden, a traditional front reception room with log burner, large office and spacious utility room. A custom made oak and glass staircase leads to the upper floor comprising of : four double bedrooms, with en-suite to the master.

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Norton Heath

£400,000

North Weald

2 Bedroom Detached Cottage

Epping

£650,000

4 Bedroom Townhouse

Theydon Bois

£475,000

4 Bedroom Detached House

Ongar

£1,100,000

4 Bedroom Detached House

Theydon Bois

3 Bedroom Semi Detached House

High Beech

£1650.00 PCM

3 Bedroom Semi Detached House

£2000 PCM/£500,000

£2500.00 PCM

4 Bedroom Detached House

Epping

£1300.00 PCM

3 Bedroom Cottage


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Buckingham Road, Epping

• Top Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms

• Modern Accommodation • Open Plan Living Room

Kings Wood Park, Epping

• Offered Chain Free • New Development

£400,000 OIEO

£550,000 OIEO

• Three Bed End Terraced House • Detached Garage

£750,000

Theydon Grove, Epping

• Beautifully Presented • Open Plan Living

• Cul-De-Sac Position • Two Reception Areas

65 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BA t: 01992 560555 f: 01992 570185 e: sales@millers-portfoliohomes.co.uk w: millers-portfoliohomes.co.uk

The Orchards, Epping

• One/ Two Bedrooms • Detached Bungalow

Guide Price £525,000

• Double Glazed • Off Road Parking

£650,000

Woodside, Thornwood

• Unique And Individual • Semi Rural Position

• Detached Property • Ample Parking On Drive

Little Brook Road, Roydon

• Detached Dwelling • Double Garaging

£769,995

• Landscaped Garden • Four Bedrooms.

01992 560555


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Epping

• 2/3 Bedroom Apartments • Open Plan Living

Epping

• 1940’s Det 4 Bedroom Home • Overlooking Town Green

Prices from £565,000

• Private Roof Terraces • En suite /Family Bathroom

Guide Price £1,200,000

• Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Carriage Driveway

£1,150,000

Toot Hill

• ‘New England Style Home • Semi Rural Location

• 5 Bedrooms Home • 2 Ensuites/Family Bathroom

311 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4DA t: 01992 560056 f: 01992 570185 e: sales@millers-portfoliohomes.co.uk w: millers-portfoliohomes.co.uk

Stanford Rivers, Nr Ongar

• Two Detached Dwellings • 3/4 Bed Detached Home

£825,000

• 2 Bedroom Detached Cottage • Popular Semi Rural Location

£1,150,000

Loughton

• 5 Bedroom Detached Home • Close To Epping Forest

• 3 Reception Rms, Kitchen • 2 En suites and Bathroom

£1,600,000

Upshire

• 6 Bedroom Barn Conversion • Sought After Rural Location

• 4500 sq ft Of Accomodation • Full Details On Request

01992 560056


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Mornington Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 £1,395PCM

Shore Point, Buckhurst Hill, IG9

Two Double Bedrooms

Large Lounge

One Bedroom

Balcony

Two Bathrooms

Underground Parking

One Bathroom

Parking

Modern Fitted Kitchen

Available Now

Great Size Lounge

Bryony Close, Loughton, IG10

£1,125PCM

The Drive, Buckhurst Hill, IG9

Two Double Bedrooms

Walking Distance To Station

One Bathroom

Parking

Two Bathrooms

Large Kitchen

Large Lounge

Ellesmere Close, Snaresbreook, E11

£2,100PCM

Three Bedrooms

Drive way + Garage

One Bathroom

Walking Distance To Station

Two Receptions

Fitted Kitchen •

Garage + Drive Way

email us at: info@edwardtaub.co.uk

£1,195PCM

Fitted Kitchen •

Walking Distance To Station

Two Bedrooms •

£2,475PCM

Wimborne Close, Buckhurst Hill, IG9

£1,200PCM


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Campions, Loughton, IG10 - b   Situated on the prestigious Goldings Manor Estate is this contemporary, executive, five bedroom detached house which has been beautifully renovated throughout to the highest of standards and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Walnut Way, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 - ÂŁ690,000 STUNNING FAMILY HOMEâ&#x20AC;Ś The current owners have created a fantastic living accommodation with a stylish, modern fitted kitchen, bi-folding doors leading out to rear garden, separate reception room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.


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he combination of chic urban living with an idyllic surrounding has captured the hearts of homebuyers in Chigwell. All but one of the apartments has now been reserved at Augustus Lodge, and buyers are now keen to view e Penthouse Collection, which encapsulates sumptuous style and design. Inspired by Augustus Pugin, a leading light of the Arts and Crafts movement, Augustus Lodge, located on the High Road, Chigwell, has proven a popular choice with properties having been quickly snapped up. Now, local developer, Higgins Homes is delighted to announce the launch of the luxurious penthouse show apartment set to open on 2 February with viewings by appointment only. “We really have left the very best to the last at Augustus Lodge,” explains Jeremy Marcus, Sales & Marketing Director at Higgins Homes. “is sumptuous Penthouse Collection is the ultimate experience in luxury living and combines truly aspirational living spaces and an idyllic location, adjacent to Chigwell Golf course.” e penthouse show apartment demonstrates the quality of life reflected in each exquisite detail within the space. Skillfully created by interior designers Love Interiors, the space offers up a fusion of chrome and marble with classic design updated with a unique contemporary twist. e skilled craftsmanship is evident throughout the stunning property to create a home that is as practical as it is stylish. Sophistication and functionality go hand in hand to create the right ambience and comfort. LED downlighters, elegant engineered parquet flooring, soft carpets and stylish composite stone work surfaces make

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the penthouses the perfect place to unwind. Each exclusive penthouse apartment has its own private garden, balcony or terrace to add to the abundance of space within each home. From individually designed bathrooms complete with feature baths, to exquisitely crafted kitchens equipped with top-of-the-range appliances from Miele, the Penthouse Collection offers everything today’s buyer desires and more. “To complement the stunning interiors, the exterior gives an aura of traditional country house grandeur,” adds Jeremy Marcus. “We built Augustus Lodge to blend seamlessly with the historic homes on one of Chigwell’s premier roads.” e two elegant buildings of Augustus Lodge, comprise 12 desirable apartments and penthouses. is prime position is adjacent to the verdant and manicured Chigwell Golf Club, and just one minute from Chigwell Station, making it ideal for commuters. e Central Line of Chigwell Station offers excellent transport connections. It’s just 31 minutes to Liverpool Street, 35 minutes to Canary Wharf and 39 minutes to Oxford Circus. For those wanting to travel further afield, it is 75 minutes to Heathrow Terminals 1-3. “e penthouses at Augustus Lodge are in a prime position to access the buzz and excitement of the Capital but they are surrounded by tranquil woodland so you can really unwind at the end of the day,” says Jeremy Marcus. “e landscaping reflects the peaceful location adjacent to a manicured golf course. Augustus Lodge is framed by formal gardens, and this tranquil oasis even has a secret garden where you can watch the sun go down by the mature trees.” n

The Penthouse Collection is available to view by appointment only. For more information, visit www.augustuslodge.com call 020 8498 6055 or email augustuslodge@higgins homes.co.uk 2 Bed apartments from £825,000 2&3 Bed penthouses from £1,550,000

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Lettings Woodford Green

£1,350 pcm

Beautifully finished and presented split level maisonette located in a quiet turning close to the newly improved Woodford Bridge with its many eateries, shops and being in close proximity to Woodfords Central Line tube station. This property benefits from many features such as being modernised thought-out.

Chigwell

£1,750 pcm

Stunning luxury two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment located in beautifully manicured grounds, just minutes walk from the Central Line Station. This large property benefits from so many features with a balcony, generous open plan reception and a larger open plan fully fitted kitchen with centre island and dining area.

Woodford Green

£1,350 pcm

Modern two bedroom, two bathroom, Ground floor apartment M located in a secure gated development minutes from the Central Line. Positioned in a quiet area in Woodford Green close to local shops and restaurants, this property benefits from being decorated to a modern standard throughout.

Woodford Green

£1,850 pcm

Newly refurbished and decorated three bedroom family home located in a quiet turning in the heart of Woodford Green just minutes from the Broadways shops and on the west side of Woodfords Central Line Station. This beautifully presented property benefits from many features such as a large though lounge & fully fitted kitchen.

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