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on’t be late for a jam-packed summer of Adventures in Wonderland at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. Join the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with free family activities every day sponsored by Witan Investment Trust. Enjoy horticultural highlights come rain or shine, outstanding mixed borders, fragrant rose gardens and sensational panoramas creating a feast for the senses. This summer, discover a world of wonder at Wisley inspired by the logic-twisting tale of Lewis Carroll. You’ll be welcomed to Wonderland with an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Top Terrace bedding scheme. Life’s a beach when you visit Guildford this August as families and visitors can enjoy all the fun of the seaside slap bang in the middle of the town. Guildford may be an hour from the coast but Experience Guildford are making waves by bringing a family fun beach to the banks of the River Wey. This summer Brooklands Museum is laying on so much to enjoy, one day won’t be enough. As well as seeing the incredible collections of cars, motorcycles and aircraft from the golden age of racing and flying, families visiting during the holiday will be able to experience thrilling car rides, ‘fly’ with the Red Arrows and Concorde, get snapping for the Young Photographer competition or take part in a fascinating workshop on a motoring or aviation theme.
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31 AUGUST JAZZ ON THE LAwn Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest vineyard is situated on the outskirts of Dorking in the heart of the Surrey Hills. They are extremely pleased to be hosting another relaxing afternoon ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ returning on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August from 12noon – 3pm, featuring the immensely popular Jaz2. Full details and reservations visit www.denbies.co.uk
ARTS & events
CALENDAR UNTIL 18 OCTOBER AUDREY HEPBURN: PORTRAIT OF AN ICON
The fascinating life and career of celebrated film star, fashion icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, will be explored in a new photography exhibition opening at the National Portrait Gallery. Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of Hepburn’s little known career-changing performance at renowned West End night club Ciro’s, in the space now occupied by the Gallery’s public Archive, the exhibition will bring together a remarkable selection of both classic and rarely seen photographs of the successful British actress. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, will follow Hepburn’s rise to fame, from her early years in Holland and as a dancer and chorus girl in London’s West End, to her becoming a stage and screen icon, culminating in her philanthropic work in later life. National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place WC2H 0HE 10 AUGUST 2015
UNTIL 22 AUGUST SUMMER CRAFT COLLECTION This summer season the New Ashgate Gallery has chosen a wonderful and diverse collection of ceramics, wood, basketry, jewellery and glass. The exhibition presents both established and emerging artists which include: Lydia Barclay; Luke Bishop; Jenny Gilbert; Sue Gregor; Emily Hall; Rhiannon Higgins; Tim Lake; Peter Layton; Roger Lewis; Jake Mee; Anne Morgan, Judith Needham and Ali Tomlin. New Ashgate Gallery, Waggon Yard, Farnham, GU9 7PS
THROUGHOUT AUGUST VARIOUS NATIONAL TRUST VENUES IN SURREY
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This summer the National Trust is doing more and more to offer visitors of all ages perfect places to play - for families, you’ll find natural play areas, picnic spots, quiz trails and other family attractions and the National Trust’s hugely popular challenge, 50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾. You can pick up a scrap book at any participating property and work your way through the 50 challenges such as climbing a tree, skimming a stone and making a daisy chain. The beautiful gardens, parkland and countryside offer plenty of fun for grown-ups too, with a series of concerts and open air theatre. To discover the many events happening at a venue near you, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events
until 23 september Warhol and the World of Pop Art
UNTIL 23 AUGUST Pick Your Own, Ice Cream Parlour & Play Area
Following on from the success of The Lightbox’s 2011 British Pop Art exhibition, we turn to International Pop Art which will feature some of the world’s most famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA
Come and visit us at one of Surrey’s largest Pick Your Own farms. We grow Strawberries and a variety of other soft fruits and seasonal vegetables. Enjoy our Picnic area or chill out at our Ice Cream Parlour. We have a range of 24 different flavours all hand made by Gelateria Danieli. Crockford Bridge Farm Surrey KT15 2BU
UNTIL 31 AUGUST Mad Hatter’s Picnic Tea Party Join Alice and her friends for fun and entertainment at the Mad Hatter’s Picnic Tea Party in the marquee. Wear your most creative hat and gather your friends and enjoy Wonderland themed treats! For reservations call 01483 225 329. 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm. Children, 7 and under, £10 and adults £12, prices exclude Garden entrance RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB
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Summer Adventures in Wonderland at RHS Garden Wisley 22 July – 31 August 2015 Don’t be late for a jam-packed summer of Adventures in Wonderland at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. Join the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with free family activities every day sponsored by Witan Investment Trust.
njoy horticultural highlights come rain or shine, outstanding mixed borders, fragrant rose gardens and sensational panoramas creating a feast for the senses. This summer, discover a world of wonder at Wisley inspired by the logic-twisting tale of Lewis Carroll. You’ll be welcomed to Wonderland with an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Top Terrace bedding scheme. Admire the wacky and wonderful design. Clashing colours and the White Rabbit lead you from reality to Wonderland, where you’ll find a 3-D sculpture of a caterpillar relaxing on a mushroom. This design was created by Wisley second-year horticulture Diploma students. Explore, cook, play and plant your way to the perfect summer with gardening-inspired activities for all ages. Free activities include gardening, arts and crafts, music, theatre and puppet shows. Follow the clues for curiouser and curiouser encounters throughout the garden with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat – and, of course, Alice herself. Discover the many bronze sculptures by the renowned
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Robert James Workshop around the garden. Take on the adventure, explore down the rabbit-hole willow tunnels, play flamingo croquet… you’ll be grinning like a Cheshire Cat this summer at Wisley.
Eat the Queen of Hearts’ jam tarts at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Picnic
Join Alice and her friends for fun and live entertainment at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Picnic. Wear your most creative hat and gather your friends! Pick up a picnic including your jam tart and take your seat. Prepare to meet the Queen of Hearts! Seating is limited: pre-booking and pre-payment will be required. THE DETAILS For more information visit rhs.org.uk/wisleywonderland. Normal garden admission applies. ••••• RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB
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IN THE WEY GALLERY THIS SUMMER A spacious gallery in the picturesque town of Godalming, Surrey, offering a wide selection of Contemporary British Art. Vibrant New Watercolours by Jean Haines
ollowing Jean’s recent sell out International workshops and the launch of her latest book ‘The Magic of Watercolours’ at Patchings Art Festival this month, Jean is finally back in her studio creating a stunning new collection of paintings including bestselling subjects, Racing and Cycling. They have a limited number of signed copies of Jeans new book at the gallery at £19.99 to coincide with the arrival of the new collection soon. Please call to reserve your copy. As an independent gallery they strive to offer an exciting mix of Paintings, Original limited edition prints, Sculpture and Ceramics by new up and coming talent along with Master Graphics, including Henry Moore, Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake and Barbara Rae RA CBE.
They source artists of the moment who currently exhibit in some of the most prestigious galleries Nationwide. If you are looking for something a little different - just speak to them regarding a possible commission and they can liaise with the artist on your behalf. THE DETAILS
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The Wey Gallery, 44 Bridge Street Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HL ••••• 01483 418013 www.theweygallery.com
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Around Go Ape is the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure. Experience the award-winning outdoor adventure!
et within beautiful forests, families and friends of all ages can unleash their inner ape at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior or explore the forest floor on their epic all-terrain Forest Segway. Everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed, whether your tribe is a stag do, birthday party, corporate event or simply a day out with the kids, they make the courses as fun and as accessible as possible. No two of Go Ape’s Tree Top Adventures are the same, and with 28 Go Ape sites around the country, all have the Tree Top Adventure activity, 11 with Forest Segways and 13 with Tree Top Junior, there really is something for all the family! Go Ape Bracknell Tree Top Adventure has something special with Go Ape’s first double Tarzan Swing set within the scenic Swinley Forest in Berkshire. Along with a hair raising 160 metre long Zip Wire and 35 crossings for you to tackle, so if thrill seeking is your thing, you won’t be disappointed. For a more grounded adventure Go Ape Bracknell Forest Segway provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the forest views from off the beaten track. Whilst over at Go Ape Alice Holt in Surrey, the Tree Top Adventure includes a 20 metre crossing, epic Tarzan Swing and views of the beautiful forest from a high point of 14 metres. And to keep your little monkeys happy, there is Tree Top Junior course filled with canopy exploring, trail blazing, obstacles and an awesome zip wire finale.
Bored of the Boardroom? You can book a corporate teambuilding event at Go Ape for your tribe! They offer a great selection of extras in addition to your chosen adventure to ensure your time out of the office is an unforgettable experience. For a tailor made quote call the Events Team on: 0845 643 9314 16 AUGUST 2015
Over at Go Ape Alice Holt in Surrey, the Tree Top Adventure includes a 20 metre crossing, epic Tarzan Swing and views of the beautiful forest from a high point of 14 metres School Trips
Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior offers a great outdoor educational experience that the kids won’t forget and they provide a range of classroom resources to support the National Curriculum. THE DETAILS To find out more visit goape.co.uk/schools-junior To find out more about Go Ape visit goape.co.uk or call 0845 6439215.
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his summer Brooklands Museum is laying on so much to enjoy, one day won’t be enough. As well as seeing the incredible collections of cars, motorcycles and aircraft from the golden age of racing and flying, families visiting during the holiday will be able to experience thrilling car rides (Mondays to Thursdays), ‘fly’ with the Red Arrows and Concorde, get snapping for the Young Photographer competition or take part in a fascinating workshop on a motoring or aviation theme. On Mondays to Thursdays
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from the 27th July to the 27th August the Museum’s popular car rides* will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4pm. Passengers will be taken in a vintage-style car up the challenging Test Hill and along the steep Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, as long as it’s not too wet or slippery. Also running on most weekdays through the holiday period will be scheduled trips* on an iconic London doubledecker bus, courtesy of London Bus Museum. Bus rides lasting around 15 minutes will take in a short tour of the surrounding area before returning to the Museum.
full of fun for all the family Visitors will be also be able to see, hear and feel the effects of speed in Brooklands’ fantastic 4D Theatre. This state-of-the-art facility, using motion seating and a huge 3-D screen, is housed in the original Balloon Hangar building. It allows the rider to experience driving around the original circuit at over 100mph in the famous Napier-Railton racing car, take a lap at the Le Mans race track in 1956 with legendary driver Mike Hawthorn or be a co-pilot with the Red Arrows as they embark on one
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day, Bertie the Brooklands Bear will be making guest appearances and the Museum Shop will be selling games, toys, books and other Brooklands-related memorabilia, including the new Brooklands Top Trumps. So, bring your camera, take a ride or a flight and hold on to your seats as Brooklands Museum offers a day out to remember! *A minimum donation of £1 per passenger is required. Car and bus rides are subject to weather and track conditions.
On every weekday from 27th July to the 28th August there will be a fantastic changing programme of workshops of their exhilarating aerobatic displays. Each ride costs £5 for adults and £3 for children but riders taking two or more rides on a weekday (excluding Bank Holidays), get discounted ticket prices of £4 and £2 for each ride. (The 4D Theatre is closed for essential maintenance on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th July.) Brooklands’ Young Photographer Competition returns this summer, with children aged 3 – 16 invited to take pictures around the Museum. The theme of the competition this year is ’Every Picture Tells a Story’ and prizes are on offer for budding photographers in the age categories of 3-7, 8-12 and 13-16. Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31st August. On every weekday from 27th July to the 28th August there will be a fantastic changing programme of workshops for youngsters inviting them to construct their own peg car, magnetic racer or paper helicopter or launch their own mousetranaut! All materials will be provided and there is no extra cost for these workshops; full details are on the Museum’s website. Outside the Shell Pagoda, budding junior drivers and pilots will be able to try out one of the Museum’s fleet of pedal planes and cars – as long as the weather is dry. The Sunbeam Café will be open for refreshments all
THE DETAILS Admission prices for Brooklands Museum (including London Bus Museum) are: Adults £11, Seniors & Students £10, Children (5-16 yrs) £6.00, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30. Single rides in the 4D Theatre or the ‘Concorde Experience’ are £5 for adults and £3 for children. On weekdays only (excluding Bank Holidays), two or more rides (including the Concorde Experience) can be bundled at £4 adults and £2 for children. ••••• For full details of events, directions and general Museum information, please visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com, telephone 01932 857381 or download the FREE app. The Museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm during the summer (last entry one hour before closing). ••••• Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road Weybridge, KT13 0QN AUGUST 2015 19
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Epsom and Ewell Borough
Family Fun Day
Sunday 20th September 2015 at Hook Road Arena from 11.30am
ith the help and support of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, the Rotary clubs of Epsom & Ewell are organising the Borough Family Fun Day, with loads of fun and enjoyment for the whole family. The event will take place on Sunday the 20th September at Hook Road Arena Epsom KT19 8QG, from 11:30 am to 4:30pm.
from mid-August at the Ebbisham Centre Library and Bourne Hall and other outlets, including The Ashley Centre on the 5 Saturdays from the 22nd August leading up to the event from 10am to 4pm. Tickets, exchangeable at the gate for programmes can be purchased in person, on-line or by telephone from the Epsom Playhouse Box Office from August onward. Programmes are £2 per adult (entry on the day of the event at the gate will be £4), but children under 12 are free.
This will be the one of the biggest Family Fun Days to date with around 130 pitches/stalls This is the fourth year of this community family charity day, with the aim of promoting the great amount of voluntary and community work undertaken by local residents and to give local charities, community groups and businesses an opportunity to promote themselves. This will be the one of the biggest Family Fun Days to date with around 130 pitches/stalls, many running low cost children’s games, plus many free attractions, shows and presentations for the whole family. The free presentations include Punch and Judy, a children’s entertainment stage, an arena with the Galloping Acrobatics, Hawk and Bird Displays, De Salve Sporting Experience and an Equality & Diversity tent. There will be Face Painting, Steam Engines, Bouncy Castle and loads more. In addition a children’s fun fair and a food court will be on site and you can again bring your dog along to enter the family pet dog show in its own arena and register between 12-pm & 1-15pm. If you have a pet dog you would like to show, please bring your dog along. Programmes which are entry tickets can be purchased 20 AUGUST 2015
THE DETAILS For further information about the event including details of our sponsors, many of the pitch holders and advertisers and additional outlets where you can buy programmes please see our event web site www.epsomfunday.net. To find out more about what we do at Epsom Rotary Club & Ewell Rotary club please visit our web sites www.epsomrotaryclub.org or www.ewellrotaryclub.org.uk
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New ‘All Inclusive’
Nursing Home Opens In Surrey A new private nursing home has opened in Mytchett that offers 24-hour resident nursing and respite care on an ‘all inclusive’ basis.
ingsmead House Care Home, in Mytchett Road, has been designed and built over three floors to an exceptionally high standard with large communal lounges and beautiful landscaped courtyard gardens. But unlike many other care homes in the UK, residents at Kingsmead House are able to access all the care home’s facilities without any additional charges. This means that meals, entertainment and activities are all covered by the weekly fees.
So whether it is a glass of wine with dinner, a shopping trip in our chauffeur driven car or a beauty treatment, it’s all included in our weekly costs Kingsmead House Care Home home manager Karen Temple, who has 34 years of experience in nursing, said: “We know that when embarking on the search for a new home, you need to plan for the future with all of the money facts in place which is why we provide our services on an all-inclusive basis. So whether it is a glass of wine with dinner, a shopping trip in our chauffeur driven car or a beauty treatment, it’s all included in our weekly costs. “We want all our residents to be able to access the facilities, activities and luxuries available at Kingsmead House equally, without fear of hidden costs. As well as providing our residents with equality, it also gives their family peace of mind that everything is covered.” Kingsmead House Care Home’s facilities include a hair salon, piano bar/café with Wifi, a putting green, a library and there is even a chauffeur-driven Mercedes available 22 AUGUST 2015
to take residents for shopping trips into town. There is an on-site chef, concierge, laundry services, daily newspapers provided and more. The care home has 40 bedroom suites with en-suite facilities and specialist equipment such as nurse call systems and temperature-controlled central heating. Rooms are spacious enough for residents to entertain guests and personalise. They can even bring in their own furniture, pictures and personal ornaments to make their room a home from home. Kingsmead House Care Home adopts an ‘open door’ policy at the home so friends and family can visit their loved ones at any time. The home is equipped to provide nursing support for elderly people living with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, tracheostomy’s and end of life care. Mrs Temple, who has worked for the NHS and Bupa, added: “Our residents enjoy a very personal standard of care delivered by our dedicated members of staff. At Kingsmead House Care Home, we are ‘one family’ helping other families in their time of need and our mission is to deliver the finest personal resident care. “We work closely with the families of our residents so we can ensure their every need is catered for and they feel welcome and cared for from the moment they arrive.” THE DETAILS Kingsmead House Care Home Mytchett Road, Camberley, Surrey GU16 6AE ••••• www.kingsmeadhouse.com 01252 549 339. Quote ref SB
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THE SPIRIT OF THE
SILENT POOL How do you bottle the spirit of a magical landscape? The alchemy involves chalk-filtered Silent Pool spring water, an inspired selection of botanicals and a glorious tangle of spiralling copper pipes and giant cauldrons
Denmark, Italy, Sweden, France, the Philippines and China. The Team are passionate about Silent Pool Gin and welcome visitors to the distillery every day from 10am4.30pm and are now taking bookings for their more intensive 90 minute deep dive Gin Experience. The creative spirit behind the gin is Master Distiller Cory Mason, who buzzes with new ideas: Albury Limited Release Alcoholic Cordials are already in production. The strawberry cordial, available locally and at farmer’s markets, tastes beautiful. Peach, rose, elderflower and cardamom are coming soon.
nd the result – a spirit that barely three months after its launch has taken on the world and created waves. Silent Pool Gin has just won its first Awards in the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competitions, with Silver for Contemporary Gin, Gold for Gin and Tonic and Silver for Packaging. It was selected for the maiden voyage of the P & O Flagship and for tastings for first class Eurostar passengers and is on its way to securing a global market. Mysterious and timeless, the Silent Pool itself nestles like a silvery secret among overhanging trees beneath the North Downs at Albury. The atmosphere is magical, as if King John could any moment appear on the bank in his legendary pursuit of the chaste maiden. Capturing that spirit of place has been the inspiration behind the gin. Surrey’s premier artisan distillery occupies old farm buildings overlooking the pool. From the hewing of the logs to fuel the boiler, a 1970s Barford Invicta Major allegedly rescued from Liverpool Docks, to the selection of flowers, herbs, fruit and spices for the still, right through to bottling in stunning teal coloured glass embossed in copper, this is a totally hand-made spirit. Silent Pool Gin’s fame is spreading fast throughout Surrey since founder Ian McCulloch and resident distiller Tom Hutchings set up their stall in local farmer’s markets. On the international stage there is export interest from Holland,
THE DETAILS Silent Pool Gin is available from Taurus Wines, Bramley www.tauruswines.co.uk Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer www.kingfisherfarmshop.com Guildford Wine Company, Shalford X www.theguildfordwinecompany.co.uk and from the distillery itself www.silentpooldistillers.com. Contact them via the website and come and visit! ••••• For more information contact Ian McCulloch at firstname.lastname@example.org AUGUST 2015 29
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Guildford-on-Sea. Sun, sand and shopping, what’s not to love?
ife’s a beach when you visit Guildford this August as families and visitors can enjoy all the fun of the seaside slap bang in the middle of the town. Guildford may be an hour from the coast but Experience Guildford are making waves by bringing a family fun beach to the banks of the River Wey. Located next to The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street,
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centre’s Business Improvement District, designed to raise the profile of Guildford and drive footfall and trade to its shops, leisure and lifestyle businesses. Commenting on the rationale behind Guildford-on-Sea and the benefits it will bring to the town, Charlotte Whitaker, Project Manager at Experience Guildford says; “Bringing Guildford’s first urban beach to the town
An exciting ‘urban beach’, complete with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloons, beach huts and seaside entertainment
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Guildford-on-Sea will be open and free to visit from 14 to 16 August between 10am to 4pm each day. An exciting ‘urban beach’, complete with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloons, beach huts and seaside entertainment, Guildford-on-Sea will offer visitors the ideal place to relax and enjoy a spot of sunshine with the sand between their toes after a busy day at the shops. Developed and delivered by Experience Guildford and supported by Guildford Borough Council, Guildford-on-Sea adds to the ongoing events and marketing initiatives planned by the town
centre offers a great opportunity to show off our town and attract visitors from a larger catchment area. It’s something different, something fun and definitely something that can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old. Guildford-on-Sea adds to the calendar of events and activities that we have planned throughout the year to support our BID members, increasing potential customer numbers to our retail, food and drink and leisure businesses. It also helps us promote those less explored areas of the town centre and showcase the fantastic riverside location on which Guildford is positioned.” THE DETAILS For more information on Guildford-on-Sea and the activities planned over the three day event visit www.experienceguildford.com or Facebook.com/ExperienceGford.
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Surrey Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Garden The runnymede-on-thames hotel and spa is in the unique position of being the closest hotel to the Magna Carta Memorial, on the banks of The Thames, a 25 minute stroll from the Magna Carta site. To mark the occasion, the hotel has launched a new Magna Carta Freedom Break, from £199.50 per person for two nights with breakfast and dinner. Just 40 minutes from central London by train, the runnymede-on-thames is the ideal setting for a relaxing weekend by the river – and the perfect opportunity for paying tribute to one of history’s most significant moments this summer.
helsea Bronze medal winner, The Runnymede Surrey Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Garden officially moves to its permanent home close to the historic site of the sealing of the Magna Carta Presenter Charlie Dimmock officially opened the Runnymede Surrey Magna Carta 800th anniversary garden in its new home at the runnymede-on-thames hotel and spa, right opposite the Runnymede Meadows. Fresh from Bronze Medal success at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the garden is designed by Janet Honour and Patricia Thirion. Passionate plants women Patricia and Janet have given each other a unique insight into the garden traditions of their respective countries. In 2013 the co-designers were awarded a Gold medal for their ‘Herbert Smith Freehills garden for Water Aid’. They have found the special challenges associated with Chelsea thrilling and are as pleased as ever to be involved with the show, this year will be their sixth year. Patricia’s and Janet’s design business ‘A Touch of France Garden Design’ is based in Hertfordshire and covers all aspects of garden design. The garden is now freely available for the general public and local residents to visit. The garden is inspired by the momentous sealing of the Magna Carta by King John in 1215 at Runnymede Meadows.
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THE DETAILS Magna Carta Freedom Break at the runnymede-on-thames are from £399 per couple based on two sharing a two night stay in a double room. Price includes daily breakfast, dinner in leftbank restaurant on the first night, dinner in The Lock Bar and Kitchen with a glass of fizz on the second night and a Magna Carta gift. ••••• Blue Badge Guide is £160 per couple. Bookable for Friday, Saturday & Sunday night stays from 5 June – 27 September 2015 and mid-week from 27 July – 31 August 2015, subject to availability. One night stays from £199 based on two sharing a Sunday night stay or midweek in August 2015 with dinner in the Lock Bar & Kitchen ••••• To book: 01784 220600; www.runnymedehotel.com the runnymede-on-thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 0AG 01784 817 219
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BEST OF BRITISH View and Purchase The Best British Contemporary Crafts at Crowthorne
lthough Craft In Focus will not be staging their popular Henley event this summer, the public has an opportunity to view and purchase work from around 100 of the finest contemporary designer makers and artists in the UK at Wellington College, Crowthorne from 4-6 September. Set in 400 acres, this historical college provides the perfect backdrop for an event of this calibre. Anyone that has never been to a Craft In Focus event will be surprised to discover the quality of products on offer, all made independently by professional craft makers. Unlike other craft events, no bought in or imported work is allowed and the organisers have a strict selection procedure to ensure only the best of UK craftsmanship is represented at their events. A visitor at a recent Craft In Focus event commented, “The best quality/variety craft show I’ve been to in over 20 years.” This event will feature around talented designer makers showing jewellery, glass, fashion, ceramics, textiles, artwork, interior accessories and furniture and is the ideal place to purchase unique, hand crafted work of the highest standard. To enhance the experience there will be live performances at the weekend by violinist, Miriam Kramer and acoustic guitar duo, Aquillo. Rarely is such a wealth of top quality work seen together at a single event. 48 AUGUST 2015
THE DETAILS For further information contact Craft in Focus on 01622 747 325 or visit their web site at www.craftinfocus.com. ••••• Opening times are: 4-6 September, 12 noon-6 pm on Friday, 10 am-5 pm on Saturday and 10 am-4.30 pm on Sunday. Admission is £4.50. ••••• Venue address: Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6DY
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Improve texture and reduce fine lines.
Return a healthy glow to dull winter skin.
An intensive treatment to reduce wrinkles, improve texture and tighten the skin.
Remove facial threadveins.
Eliminate spider veins on the face and legs.
Disperse localised areas of troublesome fat.
Significantly improve underarm sweating.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Ms Helen McEvoy conducts consultations for those considering surgery
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THE DETAILS 6 Esher Park Avenue Esher, Surrey KT10 9NP Tel: 01372 890 890 Discreetly situated just off the High Street Make sure your skin looks its very best this summer and boost your natural beauty from within with the latest skincare treatment range as recommended by Dr Peter Forrester
Look Your Very Best At The Cosmetic Doctors Company we are passionate about providing the highest quality of care. Dr. Peter Forrester, Dr. Mark Aitken and Ms Helen McEvoy are committed to using therapies that are endorsed by scientific research and most importantly are proven to be effective and safe. Are you concerned about Facial lines Sagging jawline & neck Skin lesions Localised fat Sun damage & pigmentation Acne scarring Thread & spider veins Our treatments include Anti wrinkle injections Dermal fillers INTRAcel skin tightening Non-invasive liquid facelift Cosmetic Surgery Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Thermavein and Micro-sclerotherapy Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Mesotherapy Advanced and prescriptive skin care Dermalux LED Facial Peels
To book a consultation
Discreetly situated just off the High Street
Tel: 01372 890 890 6 Esher Park Avenue Esher, Surrey KT10 9NP www.drforrester.co.uk
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Buy it now Trade in your blush and lip gloss for Burberry’s new multitasking Lip & Cheek Bloom. Inspired by English country gardens, there are six complexion boosting colours, £24 each, (uk.burberry.com).
It’s all too easy to get stuck in a beauty rut, especially since buying new products, when you don’t know whether you’re going to like them, can be hit-and-miss. Step forward beauty subscription boxes. The convenient new way to ‘try before you buy’, simply sign up online, and then wait for the carefully curated edit of luxe samples and full-size products to land on your doorstep. Curious? Here’s our signed, sealed, delivered guide to the best beauty boxes. By Lisa Haynes, Press Association
What’s in the box? Five hand-picked beauty heroes, ranging from niche and new to prestige brands. What makes it different? Glossybox partners with more than 600 global brands, so there’s a diverse mix of products. That French pharmacy brand you’ve always wanted to try? It’s probably in there. Special edition boxes? Mark your diary for “the biggest limited edition collaboration to date” in November. How do I sign up? Subscriptions start at £10 (+P&P) for one month, through to £102 (+P&P) for 12 months. Visit www.glossybox.co.uk/beauty
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What’s in the box? Mini fragrances curated from mainstream and niche perfume players, from Coty to L’Artisan Parfumeur and Prada to Penhaligon’s. What makes it different? Besides the fact it’s perfume only, scents come with ‘smelling notes’ on keepsake printed postcards, so you can explore each fragrance in depth. Special edition boxes? Prepare your nose for this summer’s Jet-Set Box featuring holiday-ready scents, Hidden Treasures showcasing niche fragrances and the (currently top secret) designer exclusive box. How do I sign up? Boxes are available individually at £15 (inc delivery) and don’t require a subscription. Become a VIP for extra perfume privileges. Visit www.perfumesociety.org/shop
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finds a fuller flutter with a product that bridges the gap between mascara and falsies
’m a huge fan of false eyelashes, but without the time and patience to have them applied professionally, I was tempted to try what’s been dubbed the next best thing. “A mascara and lash builder, Santhilea Magnetic Lash promises black velvet-like lashes in three steps. After curling, step one is to apply the mascara. Then, while still wet - this is the tricky bit, as you have to be quick - step two is to apply the lash builder.
“Using a small wand, packed with tiny fibres, it goes on a bit like candyfloss, the furry fibres clinging to the wet lashes. It’s tempting to keep applying more, but the trick is to hold back and apply carefully and evenly. While waiting for the lash builder to dry, which takes a couple of minutes, I used a cotton bud to gently wipe away any fibres that have fallen onto my skin. “The final step is to reapply a generous amount of mascara to seal the fibres - the results are
dramatic and my lashes are doubled in size. The effect lasts well through the day, too, and I’m impressed that my lashes don’t look clumpy when I top up with a fresh coat of mascara before heading out in the evening. “As for taking it all off, my usual make-up remover did the trick and, best of all, there’s none of the icky glue residue you get with falsies. I’m converted.” Santhilea Magnetic Lash Mascara is £25 (www.selfridges.com)
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What’s in the box? A mix of on-trend nail polishes, tools and mini hand treatments - like a mani in a box. What makes it different? It’s all about nails, nails, nails, so if you’re the kind of person that has a whole polish wardrobe and manicurist on speed-dial, then this is one for you. Special edition boxes? Sink your talons into the Neon summer special or Metallics Christmas box. How do I sign up? Subscriptions are £15 per month (inc delivery). Three, six and 12-month packages also available. Visit www.nailbox.co.uk/subscribe
skin tone to hair type. What makes it different? You start by creating a unique ‘beauty profile’, so you’re in the driving seat of what you’re getting in your box. Lipstick colour that’s just not ‘you’? Cross it off your ‘Recommended List’. Special edition boxes? Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming special editions this summer. How do I sign up? Subscriptions start at £10 per month (+P&P), with the option of add-on products at discounted prices. Visit www.lovemebeauty.com/gift-subscription/new.
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What’s in the box? A mix of full-size products and luxury-sized samples from leading brands. What makes it different? There is no subscription. Preview the products in each box before you buy, or go totally bespoke with Build Your Own Box. Special edition boxes? Check out the beauty industry specialist boxes, with curated edits from the likes of BritishBeautyBlogger, Glamour magazine and Get The Gloss. How do I sign up? Boxes start from £8.99 (+P&P), through to £18.50 for limited editions. Visit www. latestinbeauty.com/collections FOR GREEN BEAUTIES:
What’s in the box? Between five to seven all-natural products, featuring brands like John Masters Organics and Madara. What makes it different? If you want products that are SLS, paraben and cruelty-free, these recyclable, no-frills boxes only contains natural and organic brands. Special edition boxes? None planned. How do I sign up? Subscriptions are £12.50 per month (inc delivery), or choose a three-month (£37.50) or 12-month (£150) package. Visit www.lovelulabeautybox. com/sign-up-here FOR CONTROL FIENDS:
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What’s in the box? Beauty products tailored to you, from
Latest in Beauty Glamour Summer Edit box, available from glamourmagazine.co.uk
Love Lula box, available from lovelulabeautybox.com
Birchbox x French Sole box, available from birchbox.com
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What’s in the box? Five deluxe-sized samples, targeted to your cosmetic bag favourites after filling out an online Beauty Profile. What makes it different? It’s subscription box meets beauty shop. Find something you can’t live without in your decorative box (designs change each month) then head to the Birchbox online shop to buy the full-size version - and earn Birchbox points. Special edition boxes? Fashion meets beauty with June’s ‘Step Outside’ French Sole collaboration box. Choose from one of three box designs containing a matching shoe bag and five to six beauty products. How do I sign up? Subscriptions are £12.95 per month (inc delivery; French Sole box available from June 1). Visit www.birchbox.co.uk/subscribe
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ProSkin Summer Body Blitz! It’s that time of year when the hemlines are shorter and more skin is on show. Whether you want to lose inches or tackle cellulite; 3D lipo could be the solution to all of your body contouring needs!
ust like the name suggests, 3D lipo takes a truly three dimensional approach to weight loss and body sculpting. The treatment encompasses a range of individual, but complementary technologies, which work together to permanently remove stubborn fat, reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin, without the need for exercise. The treatments can be taken alone, or in combination, but all of them are non-invasive and offer immediate, yet long-term, results.
Cellulite reduction treatment, known as ‘Dermology,’ involves two complementary treatments, which are available individually or as part of a wider treatment programme. 3D Dermology involves rolling the skin with special rollers. During treatment, a vacuum roller applies firm, but comfortable, pressure to the treated area to stimulate blood flow. Vacuum suction then removes depleted fat cells through the lymphatic system and radio frequency treatment tightens the skin. Increased blood flow also increases the oxygen supply to the treated area, stimulating the regeneration of healthy, smooth skin. This type of treatment can be particularly beneficial to patients with naturally sluggish lymphatic systems.
ProSkin Clinics use two techniques, known as ultrasound Cavitation and Cryolipolysis, to help you lose weight
and inches quickly. As the name suggests, ultrasound cavitation uses ultrasonic waves to break down fat cells, allowing their contents to be naturally removed from the body. Cryolipolysis, on the other hand, uses low temperatures, or cryotherapy, to freeze a percentage of the cells in the treated area in a controlled way to achieve the same effect. Both treatments are highly effective at removing fat from problem areas, such as the affectionately named, but undesirable ‘bingo wings’, ‘love handles’ or ‘muffin top, in comfort and safety.
The exposure of the skin to radio frequency waves creates a heating effect, which causes the fibres of protein, known as collagen, to contract. The heating effect also stimulates the growth of new collagen fibres, so the result is an immediate tightening effect. Radio frequency treatment is ideal for improving the appearance of sagging skin on the face, arms, stomach or thighs. THE DETAILS ProSkin Esher offer a number of excellent 3D Lipo Packages which are all available to view at www. proskinclinics.com. If you would like to find out more or book in for your free consultation and taster session email us on email@example.com
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Don’t underestimate your holiday itinerary when it comes to finding the holy grail of swimsuits. While body shape is key, it’s what you’re doing in it that really counts. On-the-go thrill-seeker or human sundial, pick a bikini or one-piece that fits with your vacation mantra. By Lisa Haynes, Press Association
Tuscany stripe swimsuit by Figleaves, available from figleaves.com
his season there are more silhouette variations than ever when it comes to swimwear, including flesh-covering options that look genuinely as sexy as their skimpy counterparts. Dive into our swimsuit guide - because life’s a beach when you find your perfect match.
THE SUN WORSHIPPER
You are the human sundial of holidaymakers - and proud of it. Tan lines are your nemesis, so a strapless bikini or swimsuit will always be your best friend when it comes to maximum exposure. If you’re smaller busted, a bandeau style is ideal and detailing, like frills or embellishment, can add curves. Those who need extra bust support can look for a cupped, underwired style - some even come in bra sizes. Avoid swimsuits with cut-out details at all costs, for an enviable all-over tan. TRY: Midnight Grace by Figleaves Jasmine Underwired Bandeau Tummy Control Swimsuit, £40 (figleaves.com); or Topshop Shirred Lemon Bandeau Set bikini, £34 (topshop.com)
THE WATER BABY
Forget paddling your toes, you’re forever in and out of the hotel pool doing serious lengths. If you’re the type
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of holidaymaker that packs her swimming goggles first, look for a swimsuit with an athletic aesthetic. But practical doesn’t have to mean boring. You have the option of cool scuba style two-pieces or a slinky racer-back one-piece. A snug fit is essential if you’re going to be putting it through its paces in the water, and opt for high-cut briefs for a super-flattering, aerodynamic silhouette. TRY: Figleaves Tuscany Stripe Tummy Control Swimsuit, £35 (figleaves.com); or Very Samantha Faiers Zip Front Bikini Top, £20, and matching Colour Block Briefs, £16 (very.co.uk)
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Your happy place? Perching on a stool familiarising yourself with the cocktail list, and being on first name terms with the staff in the local beach bar. It’s likely you’ll be in the shade, so a little more coverage is required. Think of your swimsuit as an extension of your outfit - a longline bikini bra top you can wear with a floaty high-waisted skirt, or a swimsuit that masquerades as a bodysuit. Take a sarong or kaftan in your beach bag that you can throw on as a dress or cover-up. TRY: White Stuff Hawaii Floral Swimsuit, £35 (whitestuff.com); or Sea by Melissa Odabash Sarong, £22 (jdwilliams.co.uk)
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If you just can’t help being centre of attention, you have two swimsuit options: a statement detail or eye-catching pattern. Take inspiration from the catwalks, with could-bedesigner prints, and if you want to be really standout this season, go for long sleeves. Bikinis resemble daytime coord sets with zip-up tops or surfer girl cropped rash guards, that show off your tummy and back but keep your arms fully covered. Ideal for days when you’re feeling the burn. TRY: Next Zig Zag Tassel Flute Swimwear: Dual Sized Bikini Top, £26, and matching Side Tie Briefs, £15 (next. co.uk); or Debenhams Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Tropical Floral Rash Vest, £32, and matching Bikini Bottoms, £18 (Debenhams.com)
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When you have kids, relaxing with a book for more than two-and-a-half minutes is a stretch. And if you’re a swimming instructor, playmaker AND peacekeeper on holiday, you need a swimsuit that’s on-the-go practical but that also has the feel-good factor. Try a tankini or highwaisted brief bikini to keep everything in place, especially good if you’re conscious of your tummy. Get out of your black comfort zone and experiment with uplifting prints mixed with slimming illusion side panels. TRY: BHS Spot Print Tankini Top, £14, and matching Spot Print Shorts, £10 (in stores only; call 0344 411 6000); or South Beach Davina Parasol Print Crop Bustier Bikini Top, £15, and Dulcie Parasol Print High Waist Bikini Brief, £11 (southbeachofficial.com).
zig zag tassel bikini top and briefs, available from Next
South Beach Davinia bustier top and Dulcie briefs, available from southbeachofficial.com
Buy it now Anise pink striped bikini top, Mara pink striped bikini bottoms, Floria floral swimsuit, and a Striped beach towel, all available from Joules
Be the envy of the baggage carousel with Jasper Conran for Tripp’s new Cruise luggage collection. Check-in and carry-on sizes come in four high-gloss stylish colourways, like nautical navy and crisp white, from £109-£149. Available at selected Debenhams stores or tripp.co.uk
3 Sea by Melissa Odabash leopard sarong, available from jdwilliams.co.uk
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Family Hairdressing, Individual Style
tylish cuts, vibrant colour, outstanding customer service and extremely high standards - Academy Salons centres its team on delivering an excellent experience for all clients. With three modern salons situated in Surrey, the Academy Salons’ team consists of highly skilled stylists, colourists and beauty therapists. As members of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, the Academy’s team is committed to delivering creative excellence and giving you the look you desire. Salv Mulé, owner of the salons said, “We try to create an in-salon experience that is unique and individual for every member of the family. Our success is proven by the numerous awards we have won, most recently Best Local Salon and Southern Hair UK Extensionist of the Year.” Academy for all you Hair and Beauty needs. • Cut • Colour • Blow Drying • Extensions for length • Extensions for volume • Colour without chemicals • Deep conditioning treatments • Bridal Service • Tanning • Nails • Facials • Massage • Waxing There is also an Education programme directed by John Baxter Hill allowing their assistants to learn skills and techniques while gaining firsthand experience.
Photographer: David Graeme-Baker, Optum Photography Hair: Meryl Thompson and Jodie Perry, Academy Salons, Surrey using Balmain Paris Hair Couture Make up: Andrea Bayliss Styling: Francesca Hanson
We try to create an in-salon experience that is unique and individual for every member of the family. THE DETAILS
10 The Green, Hersham, Surrey KT12 4HL T: 01932 252 464 ••••• 42 High Street, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3EB T: 01932 864 929 ••••• 105 Hare Lane, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0DX T: 01372 462 724 ••••• www.academysalons.com
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Above: Hair: Balmain Paris Hair Couture; Photography: Barry Jeffery; Styling: Kate Jeffery; Make up: Elizabeth Rita
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roin and hip pain can be a source of frustration for young adults wanting to maintain fitness or even manage day-to-day activities. Patients generally present with groin pain provoked by twisting, or impact sports, which begins to restrict their ability to run, and can progress to affect walking and even sleeping. Hip arthroscopy is a means of assessing and treating patients using a minimally invasive ‘keyhole’ technique that enables a more rapid recovery and return to work. Where open surgery left patients unable to work for six weeks or more, hip arthroscopy enables us to treat patients as a day case admission with the expectation of a return to work in less than two weeks. The most common cause of groin pain is a labral tear which can be explored and resected or repaired with this technique. But hip arthroscopy can also address hip pathology such as impingement, osteochondral defects, loose bodies, psoas tendonitis and bursitis. Seb Sturridge and Jonathan Hull have an established arthroscopic hip surgery practice based at Joint Reaction,
Spire Clare Park Hospital Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence. Jonathan started arthroscoping hips over eighteen years ago, and Seb during his fellowship training five years ago, and between them they now operate on over 250 cases per year. Jonathan is a faculty member of the Smith & Nephew School of Arthroscopy based in York. At Spire Clare Park Hospital your hip can be accurately imaged with an MRI Arthrogram, the results discussed with you and a management plan made at the same appointment. If you would like any more information please contact our Patient Advisor Team on 01252 895 490 or visit www.spireclarepark.com, Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence. THE DETAILS
Spire Clare Park Hospital Crondall Lane, Farnham GU10 5XX ••••• 01252 895 490 www.spirehealthcare.com/clarepark
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The great make-up escape Morocco, Rio, the French Riviera... the words alone are enough to conjure images of endless beaches, sultry sunsets and the clink of cocktail glasses. By Katie Wright, Press Association
azure waters come to life with the Stylo Eyeshadow, £23 each (www.debenhams.com), a twist-up pencil that comes in five shades including turquoise, olive and violet, while the Limited Edition Lumiere D’Ete Illuminating Powder, £46 (www. selfridges.com), delivers a veil of St Tropez shimmer. For lips, colour Want to make your expensive serum or retinol is semi-sheer - try Chanel’s cream go further? Then try micro-needling, where Rouge Coco Shine in Reveuse, tiny pinpricks allow actives to penetrate further into £25 (www.debenhams.com), a your skin. Using the SkinPep Titanium 540 Micro dreamy dusky pink. Indentation Roller, £19.99 (www.skinpep.com), once hese are a week also helps to promote collagen production just some DESTINATION DESERT and reduce scarring - and it isn’t as scary as it of the The Saharienne range from Yves sounds! The needles are just 0.3mm long, glamorous Saint Laurent is all about the sultry so you hardly feel a thing. destinations that have heat and spicy hues of Marrakech, inspired the latest wave the place Mr YSL himself so loved. of beauty launches, bringing Les Sahariennes Blur Bronzer, £31, is a sumptuous colours and equatorial major innovation, combining the blurring sunshine to even the palest of effect of a primer with the golden glow of a complexions. So even if you’re not leaving bronzing powder, and comes in seven shades. The newest on a jet plane any time soon, turn your staycation into Couture Palette, Mauresques; £42.50, brings together five an exotic escape with the help of these globe-trotting eye colours inspired by a Moroccan sunrise goodies... (www.yslbeauty.co.uk).
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A TASTE OF SPAIN
Famous for its majestic sunsets, the mountainous Telluride resort in Colorado is one of Bobbi Brown’s favourite holiday destinations and the inspiration behind her summer collection. Echoing those sunset hues, the Limited Edition Shimmer Brick, £33, is a blend of tawny pinks and golden browns, while the Limited Edition Eye Palette, £39.50, features seven earthy tones, giving you a variety of smokyeye options (available in Selfridges July 2, nationwide July 16; www.bobbibrown.co.uk).
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Every summer, Givenchy’s Croisiere line (that’s French for cruise) delivers the brand’s new summer staples, which this year include Mister Radiant Made-to-Measure Glow, £28, a gel shot through with tiny bronzing bubbles that burst on contact with the skin, and PhenomenEyes Waterproof Mascara Croisiere Lagon, currently reduced to £14.10 from £23.50, a sea green shade that looks great applied to the tips of black lashes and paired with Le Vernis Nail Polish in Croisiere Aquatique, £16.50 (www.feelunique.com).
Take a Spanish sojourn with Paul and Joe Beaute’s limited edition summer offering of juicy eye colours, lip glosses and nail polishes. The Eye Colour duo in Argentine Tango,
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Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Eye Palette, available from bobbibrown.co.uk
£16, pairs Rioja red and sandy peach, while the Midnight Sangria Lip Gloss, £15, delivers dewy, wine-stained colour and moisture (www.beautybay.com).
Give your nails the holiday treatment with a bright, punchy polish. Mary Kay’s Hawaii-inspired Paradise Calling collection is full of tropical hues, like the pinky-purple Nail Lacquer in Exotic Orchid, £9 (www.marykay.co.uk). If you’re into at-home gel manicures, add one of Red Carpet Manicure Life’s A Beach shades, £12.95 each, to your summer repertoire. Sand In My Stilettos is a lovely creamy coral (www.redcarpetmanicure.com).
Nothing evokes that holiday feeling quite like a summery scent, and a pair of new citrus-infused perfumes more than fit the bill. Blending mandarin orange, bergamot and jasmine over a woody base, Roberto Cavalli’s Paradiso, £49.50 for 50ml (www.theperfumeshop.com), is a lush, heady floral. The latest from the Michael Kors Sexy stable, Rio de Janeiro, currently £45.50 for 50ml, reduced from £57 (www.debenhams.com), takes mandarin and mango, adding rose and white florals and finishing on sandalwood and musky notes.
3 Givenchy PhenomenEyes Croisiere Lagon, available from feelunique.com
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow, available from Debenhams
Givenchy Mister Radiant Made to Measure Glow, available from feelunique.com
Lead image: Thinkstockphotos; All other images courtesy of PA Photo/Handout
Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish in Sand in My Stilettos, available from redcarpetmanicure.com
Tried & tested
Our testers get lippy (and cheeky) with a trio of double-duty lip and blush colours Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in Corail Incandescent
“From the outside, this is a bright fuchsia tint and when you open it, the colour is even bolder almost florescent. But once you dab a small amount onto your cheekbone and rub it in, you’re left rosy-cheeked and with an outdoorsy glow. A small amount goes far on cheeks or lips.” £28.50, (www.yslbeauty.co.uk)
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks in Telluride
“I thought this rich brownish shade might be too dark for my fair complexion, but actually, once I’d dabbed with one fingertip and blended with another, the effect was subtle and warm. I loved the way the smooth formula worked on my lips too, giving dense, shiny colour.” £19.50 4/5 (www.selfridges.com)
Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom in Rose “This lovely rose pink balm slid onto my pout and cheekbones effortlessly. The colour gave a nice healthy glow and the creamy, light texture makes it perfect for summer, when I don’t want to overload with heavy powders and lipsticks. The perfect cosmetic space-saver.” 4/5 £24 (www.burberry.com)
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ounded in 1999, British Military Fitness (BMF) is the UK’s undisputed leader in outdoor fitness. Welcoming people of all fitness levels who want to get fit but struggle to find the motivation, BMF combines inspiring group exercise led by real, military-trained professionals to deliver life-changing results with serious fun guaranteed.
across Weybridge, whilst Change4Life is a public health programme run by the Department of Health, aiming to tackle the causes of obesity. This partnership gave families the chance to take part in an exciting, dynamic and allinclusive fitness session absolutely free. Harry Sowerby, Managing Director of British Military Fitness, commented: “At BMF, we understand that keeping children entertained over the summer holidays can be a mammoth task. We also appreciate that over the summer months, making the most of family time is extremely important, so our classes are perfect for families who want to keep active whilst having fun. During our energetic classes, we cover a range of exercises that are fun for all age groups; it only seemed natural to introduce them to families.” The sessions in Weybridge are run at Brooklands Community Park. Set in the middle of a former runway and also the first purpose built race track in the world, it creates the perfect scenic setting for an exercise session. It has a fairly flat landscape with a few small inclines which are perfect for hill sprints, as well as wooded areas, open grasslands and tarmac areas for a range of exercises and drills. The sessions are run by Kevin Stokes who served for six years in The 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment and completed operational tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The experts in outdoor fitness
British Military Fitness has spent the last 16 years developing its outdoor group fitness classes and now holds 400 sessions a week in over 140 parks nationwide. Combining professional ability and infectious enthusiasm, BMF guarantees an effective workout, improved fitness and a good laugh. BMF genuinely changes people’s lives.
Serious fun and challenging classes
At British Military Fitness members find that the classes make them work harder than they would do by themselves, and they enjoy the support and banter of a team. It’s the atmosphere, along with regular socials, that keeps thousands of people coming back for more every week.
Their reputation is built on our 400+ highly trained instructors. Every one has an authentic military PT background, and there’s more military service between them than any other outfit, not including the British Army. British Military Fitness teams up with Change4Life to offer free family fitness in Weybridge Families in Weybridge were recently encouraged to take part in a free fitness session at Brooklands Community Park. British Military Fitness teamed up with NHS Change4Life and ukactive to offer free family fitness. BMF provides fun and friendly sessions at parks
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THE DETAILS Classes take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 19:00, Saturday mornings at 09:00 and Sunday mornings at 09:30. ••••• For more information about British Military Fitness, please visit – www.britishmilitaryfitness.co.uk
See ‘Outside Interests’, image courtesy of Press Association
A collection of Surrey and Berkshire’s finest interior companies
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shades of grey at the stunning new kitchen showroom The ALNO Store Weybridge
fantastic new kitchen showroom – The ALNO Store Weybridge – has recently opened on Queen’s Road with five inspirational displays showing the latest kitchen designs from the renowned German manufacturer ALNO. Call in to meet Paul Wheeler and his team and discover the latest kitchen trends, including the ever-popular shades of grey! From soft, pale blueish hues through to luxurious deep greys, this popular colour spectrum is chic and versatile. One of the newest ALNO kitchen ranges to hit the scene is the industrial-inspired Concretto door that can be seen on display in ALNOSTAR CERA. Created from natural stone, ALNOSTAR CERA combines hardwearing and practical benefits with the inherent beauty and tactile qualities of this ceramic material. Other shades of grey on display are Violet Grey in smooth, matt lacquered ALNOFINE, the subtle patterning of new Oxide Grey in ALNOPLAN and the earthy truffle tones of Fango in ALNO DUR’s stone structure. Any of these great colours pair beautifully with a bright white, such as the high-gloss White of ALNOSTAR VETRINA – an alluring glass kitchen range also on display. If there is a specific shade of grey that you are looking for, ALNO can even offer six different kitchen ranges in almost unlimited colour choices with a brand new option to order your doors in any RAL or NCS colour. RAL and NCS are colour-matching services that provide guaranteed colour accuracy so you can choose a shade that’s unique and personal. The ALNO Store Weybridge manager, Paul Wheeler, explains: “Over the last couple of years, grey has become an increasingly popular colour for interior design. For a
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long-term kitchen investment, grey allows metals such as gold, steel and even the new trend for rose gold to truly stand out and is a great colour palette from which to accessorise with a variety of bolder colours and patterns. The cool grey tones look great with wood or stainless steel. Extra warmth can be added by combining hot colours such as electric blue or burnt orange.” So, which shade of grey is your favourite?
THE DETAILS Call in to see the kitchens for yourself at The ALNO Store Weybridge, 29-31 Queens Road, Weybridge KT13 9UG. ••••• For more details, you can call Paul and the team on 01932 808 050 or visit the website www.alnokitchens.co.uk
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Is it worth paying the premium for aluminium double glazing?
owadays UK homeowners have the choice of energy rated aluminium, composite, steel, timber or UPVC replacement windows. The vast majority of customers choose UPVC simply because it does the job and costs the least. Aluminium replacement casement windows on the other hand can be powder coated in any RAL colour, so offer property owners the opportunity to have all sorts of dual colour effects, such as say a “Mock Tudor” exterior with black outer frames and white sashes (or vice-versa) and internal frames to match the decor of the room. UPVC
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windows can in theory be sprayed in any RAL colour, but the long term quality of the finish is highly questionable, as painted UPVC is nowhere near as durable as powder coated aluminium, and has been known to fade after a period of time. Whilst aluminium is still available in a silver anodised finish, the vast majority of aluminium windows fabricated in the UK nowadays have a high quality, highly durable powder coated finish instead, plus today’s modern aluminium frames have a polyamide “thermal break”, preventing the formation of condensation on the internal
frames, which sometimes occurred on non-thermally aluminium fenestration products of old. Powder coated aluminium will not fade and will last longer than UPVC over a lifetime. Aluminium is 100% recyclable, so is extremely environmentally friendly, plus being a metal it offers even more security, flexibility and strength than UPVC. Most UK manufacturers should be able to offer customers aluminium windows in a single or dual colour finish, along with matching front doors, back doors, in-line sliding patio doors, French doors, plus sliding and folding doors in any RAL colour in matching profiles. In the case of independent aluminium double glazing manufacturers and installers Hazlemere Windows, all their bespoke casement double glazed windows can be manufactured to be either A, B or C rated, depending on each customers design and thermal requirements., as each aluminium casement window is individually made to order from scratch, so tailor made to each aperture All side opening vents can have easy clean/fire escape
dog-bolts and toughened safety glass to BS6206. High security external glazing beads prevent removal of sealed units/panels from the outside by unwanted intruders. The 24mm wide aluminium double glazed unit is 4mm/16mm/4mm, a combination of low iron outer float or toughened clear or obscure safety glass, a black Swiss V warm edge spacer bar, 90% Argon filled, and an inner soft coat float or toughened glass pane. This glazing specification achieves a centre-pane U Value of 1.2 W/ m2K. The combined U-Value of Hazlemere’s A rated aluminium double glazed windows 1.64 W/m2K. The bottom line is that aluminium profiles offer slimmer sight lines than UPVC profiles, so consequently there is a greater glass area, which delivers more light, solar gain and affords better aesthetics and external views. Unlike UPVC aluminium does not need steel reinforcing so can deliver larger windows, greater openings and wider conservatory roof spans. Also lower quality UPVC products can be prone to fade, especially if in direct
Hazlemere’ s aluminium frames are made from the finest extrusions and feature mechanically jointed corners hinges fitted, which is a requirement under England and Wales Building Regulations for all habitable rooms, especially bedrooms. All opening vents have a lockable night vent facility to allow for the flow of air on warm days whilst keeping the property under lock and key. Hazlemere’ s aluminium frames are made from the finest extrusions and feature mechanically jointed corners, with a choice of a) an attractive sculptured frame appearance or b) square contemporary frame inside and out. Most aluminium manufacturers should be able to offer a choice of aluminium profiles, colour and bead options. Some aluminium profiles also offer “hidden” locking systems, which are much more aesthetically pleasing when vents are in an open position. Hazlemere aluminium casement windows have a 75mm deep (front to back) thermally broken frame by a polyamide strip and a high security multi-locking locking system as standard. All their aluminium doors come with high security
sunlight, whereas powder coated aluminium will not fade, plus expands and contracts far less than UPVC. UPVC windows, doors and conservatories simply cannot offer the range of colour choices as standard that aluminium can, although UPVC as a more mass market product is often less expensive. Aluminium is a superior material, but does cost slightly more, so as with most consumer decisions - the choice is yours! THE DETAILS For free professional advice on replacement energy rated double glazed aluminium or UPVC windows, or aluminium, composite and UPVC residential doors, telephone 01344 989938 to speak to an experienced Hazlemere Windows home improvement expert, or visit www.hazlemere.co.uk AUGUST 2015 77
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Paloma hanging chair, available from Oliver Bonas
INTERESTS metal pineapple tealight holder, available from Tesco
Manutti Livorno table and Malibu chairs, available from gomodern.co.uk
Savona lounger chair, available from Fishpools
tropical floral deckchair, available from Marks and Spencer
Cream metal garden mirror, available from Melody Maison
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Flamingo Ornament, available from Dunelm
In a triumph of hope over experience, we plucky Brits persist in defying our unpredictable weather, eating, socialising and relaxing al fresco as soon as thereâ€™s a glimmer of sunlight. By Gabrielle Fagan, Press Association
Corinthia smoked glass lantern, available from Artisanti.com
Dahlia lounger, available from Marks and Spencer
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Suntime Polenza Gazebo, available from John Lewis
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Interiors to reflect
your style, your personality and the way you live your life
oncept Interiors is lead by Samantha Morgan, co-owner and Design Director of a seven strong Interior Company, based in Oatlands Drive, Weybridge. The company moved to its current location four years ago after outgrowing the Shepperton office. Their new space gives a chance to showcase some of the beautiful work incorporating smart home technology, in a truly luxurious environment.
Consultation, from elegant curtains to chic roman blinds. They supply a good selection of fabrics from the major suppliers such as, Designers Guild, Andrew Martin, Today Interiors, Casamance, Osbourne & Little and many more. To compliment this service there is a large range of poles and finials. Concept Interiors showroom is more than just a shop where you can buy a candle, cushion or throw. They
Concept Interiors showroom is more than just a shop where you can buy a candle, cushion or throw Concept Interiors goal is not only to achieve, but enhance their clients vision for their homes. They pride themselves on the diversity of their projects from traditional to the contemporary with an emphasis on creating luxury. The Showroom offers plenty of inspiration to those with home improvement projects in mind. Oversized luxury sofas, candelabras, beautiful luxury wall coverings, fabrics and large dramatic statement pieces help to inspire customers when they visit the showroom. One of the many services offered by Concept Interiors is a free Window 82 AUGUST 2015
create interiors that reflect your style, your personality and the way you live your life. Carefully selected bespoke pieces of furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, crystal and glass accessories allow you to update a room or just treat yourself to something special. Please visit the Showroom in Weybridge, Surrey to view samples and discuss any requirements, alternatively call to book a consultation. THE DETAILS Concept Interiors 131-135 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9LB ••••• 01932 241380 www.concept-interior.co.uk
SURREY HILLS FIREPLACES BESPOKE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION SERVICE 12-16 Church Street, Esher, London KT10 8QS 01372 460688 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.surreyhillsfireplaces.co.uk
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collage lampshade, available from Louis Poulsen
Mint shutters, available from Shutterly Fabulous
ceramic love me do pink knob, available from Trinca-Ferro
retro treats large luxury handled tray, available from English-Table.com
set of three retro suitcases, available from Tittlemouse Gifts
Wimbledon coasters, available from the London Transport Musuem
Pistachio whip paint, available from Dulux Mixlab All images: PA Photo/Handout
Summer just got sweet, with sugary shades inspired by tasty ice cream treats, our favourite dessert for the season, starring on the decor menu. By Gabrielle Fagan, Press Association
tea light holders by Harriet Caslin, available from Home of Artisans
anilla scoop paint, available from Dulux Mixlab
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Lemon ice cream glass, available from the Royal Academy
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DESIGNED FOR LIFE… Seymour Kitchens & Bedrooms
ased just a mile from the centre of Guildford, Seymour Kitchens is an established, familyrun business that has been manufacturing and fitting the finest kitchens into Surrey homes for over 30 years. Whether you are looking for a painted shaker kitchen or a contemporary design from one of Europe’s leading names, you can be assured that the entire process is overseen by the craftsmen in the workshop where they are able to balance traditional cabinetry skills with an appreciation of the latest technology and the most modern trends. In their large showroom on the outskirts of Guildford, you can see many examples of their varied work. Ultramodern high gloss handle-less kitchens sit alongside traditional handmade bedroom furniture as well as the fully
Ultra-modern high gloss handle-less kitchens sit alongside traditional handmade bedroom furniture bespoke hand painted kitchens Seymour’s are known for. This means that whatever your taste or budget a trip to Seymour Kitchens will give you inspiration for any project you are embarking on. David Seymour and his team will be able to put together a design that fits your family’s requirements and that you will be delighted with for many years. Whether you are looking to update an existing kitchen or to create a new one from scratch, you will find a warm welcome and a wealth of knowledge that will help you to create the kitchen of your dreams. Seymour’s bedroom furniture is hand built in the workshop adjoining the showroom and can be supplied with high quality internal fittings from an extensive range. The design team are equally happy working from pictures and ideas you take to them or providing a personalised design service using their years of experience and knowledge of all the possibilities. Whether you are working on a small utility room or undertaking a major renovation project, everyone at Seymour Kitchens will be there to help and advise throughout the whole project and will ensure you are thrilled with the final result. 88 AUGUST 2015
THE DETAILS Seymour Kitchens Pew Corner, Artington Manor Farm, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1LP ••••• 01483 573989 www.seymourkitchens.co.uk
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Fisherman’s Pendant Light, £34.99, available from Coastal Home
Samson Coffee Table, £325, Nautical Portlight Mirrors, £100 each, blue and white Frankie Rug, £149, all Barker & Stonehouse
Avocet Preening Wooden Bird, £39.95, available from Coastal Home
Welcome Aboard Life Ring, £24.95, available from Coastal Home
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Monkton Mirror, £249, available from The Chandelier & Mirror Company
Crab or Lobster On Stick, £25 each, available from John Lewis
Just the sound of waves crashing on a shore, and the high-pitched cry of gulls, evokes a coastal scene and all its pleasures - which, unless you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, are usually only enjoyed on holidays
Seaside Boats Pitcher, £20, available from Dee Hardwicke
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Seaside Wall Hooks, £25, available from Pia
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Starfish Cushion, £34.95, available from Coastal Home
Admiral Ivory/Navy Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, RRP 75 Euros (approx £53), available from Dash & Albert Europe
SEYMOUR KITCHENS KITCHENS • BEDROOMS • STUDIES
TIMELESS DESIGN, BUILT FOR LIFE Seymour Kitchens is an established, family run business that has been manufacturing and fitting the finest kitchens into Surrey homes for over 30 years. Whether you are looking for a painted shaker kitchen or a contemporary design from one of Europe’s leading names, you can be assured that the entire process is overseen by the craftsmen in the workshop where they are able to balance traditional cabinetry skills with an appreciation of the latest technology and the most modern trends. In their large showroom on the outskirts of Guildford,
you can see many examples of their varied work. Ultra-modern high gloss handle-less kitchens sit alongside traditional handmade bedroom furniture as well as the fully bespoke hand painted kitchens Seymour’s are known for. This means that whatever your taste or budget a trip to Seymour Kitchens will give you inspiration for any project you are embarking on. For a design, quote or just inspiration visit our showroom at Pew Corner on the Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, GU3 1LP just near the Artington Park and Ride.
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