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Treat yourself to delicious food and drink with unforgettable entertainment, this August Bank Holiday. The hugely popular Hampton Court Palace Food Festival will be returning this Augus Bank Holiday, giving visitors the opportunity to sample some delectable treats within the palace’s stunning formal gardens.

Located equi-distant between Ascot Racecourse and Wentworth Golf Club is another centre of sporting excellence – Guards Polo Club. This fabulous polo venue hosts an array of world -class tournaments, including the breathtakingly fast-paced, Cartier Queen’s Cup competition. These games feature the sport’s top players and their amazing horses, highlighting polo at its finest. The Club’s location is equally impressive, situated in heart of Windsor Great Park, a stunning landscape which dates back more than 700 years.

A day at Ascot Racecourse can best be described as the most exciting yet elegant event in your calendar. Experience a high-octane sporting occasion with a full day of racing action mixed with a little traditional style. With events all yearround, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Tudor Pass at Great Fosters in Egham has been awarded a Michelin star, just 6 months after opening. It is an intimate, gastronomic restaurant with only seven tables.

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Delightful 2½ acre walled garden. Awardwinning rose garden (over 1000 bushes, mainly old fashioned varieties), extensive herb garden, fruit and flower garden, white garden with fountain and spectacular organic vegetable garden. Magnificent vine walk, herbaceous borders, moat walk, ancient wisteria and mulberry trees.

Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS




Welcome to the Hijacked Hollies, a tribute show to one of the 60’s and 70’s greatest bands, ‘The Hollies’. With a distinctive vocal harmony sound, ‘The Hollies’ hits have been a backdrop to people’s lives over many decades. In our show ‘The Hijacked Hollies’ aims to recreate that same feeling.

Barn Theatre, 25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0AA



Join us for a pop up version of our larger psychic & holistic fair. 20 stalls with psychics, healers, therapists and shopping. Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary Healers will be with us. £2.50 cash entry. Children free. Open 11am - 5pm.

Shere Hall, Gomshall Lane, Shere, Surrey GU5 9HB



Burpham Wellfest will be featuring free talks, free workshops and free activities for all the family. The Festival delivers wellbeing for all.

Sutherland Memorial Park, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey


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Vistas, views, gardens, 1 acre wildflower meadow with rare butterflies, multi-gold awardwinning English sparkling wine vineyard, and set in 12 acres of beautiful Surrey Hills, AONB. Panoramic views to London, water features, Japanese garden, truffire, apiary and sculptures.

High Clandon Estate Vineyard, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7RP



6-8 JULY


Grease is being performed by the young actors of Glow Theatre Group from 6th – 8th July at 2.00 (Sat) & 7.30pm. Since its electric Broadway and West End debut in the early 1970’s, GREASE has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,”

“You’re The One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights,” GREASE follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations

Barn Theatre, 25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0AA



Come and join us for a Traditional Country Fayre with Strawberries & Cream, a PIMMS Tent, Hog Roast, Tractor Rides and Children’s Fun Fair. Featuring the Gordon’s School Pipes and Drums Band, Hero Martial Arts, SpringTots Gymnastics Bisley, Almac Bisley Brass Band and Chobham Morris Men.

Bisley Village Green, Surrey GU24 9EG



Your evening commences with an Outdoor Vineyard Train tour, offering spectacular views of the vineyard, overlooking Box Hill and Dorking. The sparkling tour is followed by a three-course meal in with tea or coffee in the Gallery Restaurant Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Surrey RH5 6AA

An annual community event held on St. John’s Lye hosted by 1st St. Johns Scout Group on behalf of the village. Fun dog show, BBQ, bouncy castles, refreshments, coconut shy, raffle, music, dance, village choir, ice cream and much more! 12:30pm - 4.30pm. Free entry. Festival Path, St. Johns, Woking, Surrey GU21 7SQ

7 & 8 JULY


Join us at the Top of the Downs to celebrate the 1st Epsom Beer and Cider Festival with the chance to sample, from over 60 beers and ciders. Your ticket will include A FREE souvenir glass to keep A FREE Pint of your choice from our range. FREE music entertainment throughout Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey KT18 5LQ

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Have you visited ‘Surrey’s Hidden Gem’ The Sculpture Park?

UK exhibition of Shona sculpture; a modern movement of stone carved sculpture created in Zimbabwe. It gets its name from the ‘Shona’ tribe of people who are the largest in Zimbabwe.

Nearly all sculptures throughout the Park and indoor gallery are available to buy. Advice on choice, installation and delivery can be given by expert staff. So keep your eye out for the sculpture that sings to you and you could have it in your own garden by the very next day!


Tickets are limited and pre-bookable online via our website

Entrance Fee: £15 adults

£10 concessions

For art lovers, collectors, sculptors, photographers and nature enthusiasts

- The Sculpture Park in Churt is a hidden gem. From the gates you may not expect the treasures that lie within. Upon entering the 10-acre site, nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills, you are transported into a magical world of water gardens, woodlands and incredible sculptures.

A folly nestles above a waterfall, a giant tarantula towers over a winding path and varied works of art create a myriad of photo opportunities throughout the park. Three lakes complement the park’s diverse landscape and are home to an abundance of water creatures and unusual sculptural features.

An eclectic mix of sculptures from national and international artists are on display, giving the talented artists a platform to be recognised and appreciated. From up and coming local sculptors, to well-established globally recognised names, artists come from far and wide to display their work in this picturesque outdoor gallery. Visitors marvel at the sheer number, size and diversity of the works, finding something for every taste, style and budget.

The Sculpture Park is also home to the largest

The park is a family business, founded in 2001 by local artist and businessman Eddie Powell. At the time of purchase it was undeveloped land that Eddie and his team set about the mammoth task of landscaping. It now welcomes well over 30,000 visitors a year, visiting from all corners of the globe. It is open every day, all year round and is worth seeing at any time of year as the landscape evolves with the seasons.

Children 3 and under are free Open 10am – 5pm every day

The Sculpture Park

Corner of Jumps & TIlford Road

Churt, Farnham Surrey, GU10 2LB 01428 605453


Shere Open Gardens

Sunday 25th June. One of Surrey’s most unspoilt villages opens its garden gates for charity

On Sunday 25th June, Shere, one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford and Dorking, will be opening its garden gates and inviting the public to view a selection of beautiful private gardens to help raise money for Cherry Trees Respite Care and local community services.

Whether you are a keen gardener or simply curious to see behind the lichen covered walls and manicured hedges, Shere Open Gardens gives a glimpse into quintessential England and offers an enjoyable afternoon wandering around gardens in full bloom.

This year there will be an abundance of gardens and displays to see, from sheltered courtyards full of spectacular flowering pots and containers or classic colourful cottage gardens festooned with roses, hydrangeas and lupins in the heart of the village, plus a few larger elegantly landscaped gardens with sculptured planting and verdant lawns, just beyond.

There are a handful of new gardens opening


Event: Shere Open Gardens

Location: Shere, off A25 half way between Guildford and Dorking

Date: Sunday 25th June 2023

Time: 2pm – 6pm

Entry: Adults: £8; Over 65s: £7; Children under 16: FREE.

this year and visitors will be permitted access to the land behind Middle Street to reach a couple of these little gems.

There will be a plant sale run by Cherry Trees Respite Care, an over-the-wall gardeners’ question time at the allotments, the cricket club will run the Pimms Stall and the mums from Shere School will be serving home-made teas in the village hall.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on the day from various points around the village or on the day, or you can buy online.




- 28 August 2023

Treat yourself to delicious food and drink with unforgettable entertainment, this August Bank Holiday.

The hugely popular Hampton Court Palace Food Festival will be returning this August Bank Holiday, giving visitors the opportunity to sample some delectable treats within the palace’s stunning formal gardens.

This year, the Hampton Court Palace Food Festival welcomes more producers and brands than ever before. The grand Tudor Palace will become home to a host of delicious food at

visitors’ fingertips, from tempting treats and devilishly, delicious street food, to authentic local fare and international cuisine alike.

Expect a unique Nordic food experience from Scandilicious’ Authentic Scandinavian food truck; plant-based and hand crafted, vegan cheeses from UKs first plant based cheesemongers La Fauxmagerie, award-winning tipples courtesy of Hampton Court Gin, drawing on the Palace’s 500 years of history – and so much more.

Visitors can immerse themseves in Bone Idyll’s Drinks Masterclasses where they can mix up delicious cocktails and learn how to taste hand crafted spirits and discover their new favourite!

See what Lexus has in store, as they support the Food Festival once again this year off the back of a collaboration with the UK’s first sake brewery, Kanpai London, in 2021. Stop by for a taste of the Basque Country for a mouth-watering slice of authentic, creamy cheesecake from La Maritxu, or transport your taste buds to a seaside oasis with freshly shucked Oysters from Rossmore Oysters. The bandstand will pump out toe-tapping tunes all weekend courtesy of fan-favourites the Polka Dots and the Estrellas. There will be fun

“The grand Tudor palace will become home to a host of delicious food at visitors’ fingertips, from tempting treats and devilishly, delicious street food, to authentic local fare and international cuisine alike”

for the kids too with face painting to transform them into a beautiful butterfly or their favourite superhero. Plus, hop on Shire horse carriage rides and experience a slice of royal life or fuel your families’ competitive spirit with a brilliant selection of vintage games before unwinding in the summer sunshine. They’ll take you on a trip down memory lane and provide plenty of amusement too!

Once appetites have been satisfied, visitors are invited to explore the hallways of Hampton Court Palace, the former home of one of history’s most notorious foodies, King Henry VIII! Here, visitors can walk through the Great Hall where the famous king once dined and entertained his guests, then pay a visit to his Kitchens to take in sights and smells transporting them right back to the 1500s. After wandering around the Palace, getting lost in hundreds of years of history, visitors can explore the magnificent grounds – including the world’s

oldest puzzle maze, the fun-filled Magic Garden, and the largest grape vine in the world!

Hampton Court Palace admission tickets include free entry to the Food Festival, while Historic Royal Palaces members can enjoy free entry across the sites throughout the year. Find out more and book now at

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“This year, the Hampton Court Palace Food Festival welcomes more producers and brands than ever before”


25-27 August 2023, Bank Holiday Weekend

This summer’s spectacular ‘Silverstone Festival’ will celebrate the world-famous circuit’s 75th anniversary in high octane style with special birthday races, parades and displays to mark this major milestone in British motorsport history. Silverstone Festival (previously known as The Classic) is an epic awardwinning event staged at the famous Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire: birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. The event regularly attracts close to 1,000 race entries and draws crowds of more than 100,000.

It was back in October 1948 that Silverstone hosted its very first race meeting, staged on the runways and perimeter roads of a former RAF bomber station (see original 1948 track map below). With the country’s other race circuits such as Brooklands and Donington inoperable post-WWII, Silverstone swiftly established itself as the home of British Motor Racing – a status it has been proud to hold ever since. That first race meeting back in 1948 was an International Grand Prix featuring all the sport’s top stars and fastest cars and, two years later, Silverstone had the further honour of hosting the very first round of the FIA World Championship for the newly inaugurated Formula One.

Celebrating the glorious past and the circuit’s present as the home of the annual British Grand

Prix, Silverstone Festival will put a special spotlight on 75 remarkable years right at the pinnacle of global motorsport. To mark this major milestone, a glittering parade of Grand Prix cars that have raced at Silverstone over the ages will be taking to the track on all three days of the Festival. This incredible ‘moving museum’ will stir memories, honouring past champions and lauding British Grand Prix winners from yesteryear.

The Historic Grand Prix Cars Association will be inviting a selection of 30 front-engined and 30 rear-engined F1 cars to race and, following one qualifying session on Friday for all 60 entrants, the weekend will witness three not-to-be-missed 20-minute races. One of these will be exclusively for front-engined cars with an evocative field of iconic Aston Martins, Ferraris, Maseratis and Scarabs all doing battle in The 75th Anniversary Grand Prix Trophy for Front Engine GP Cars. Back in the day, Formula Libre races were

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always popular at Silverstone – not least as they were often the fastest on the bill – and their re-introduction at the Festival is certain to be another major attraction with a mesmerising mix of great pre-’78 and ground-effect F1, F5000, F2, F Atlantic, F3 and FF2000 cars expected. As well as masterminding the welcome return of Formula Libra, the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) will also be bringing its Roads Sports and Thundersports grids to the Festival, ensuring further variety to a standout 20-race programme, which also includes all the well-established crowdpleasers.

Ever since the fifties, competition-prepared Jaguars have been huge crowd-pleasers at Silverstone and saluting this long association, the unrivalled roster of retro races at this summer’s Festival also features the Motor Racing Legends Big Cat Challenge Trophy – a showdown for pre’66 racing Jaguars including early E-types, D-types and C-types plus all XK models as well as Mk1 and Mk2 saloons.

At the other end of the timeline – and celebrating all eras of Silverstone’s distinguished history – the Masters GT Trophy will star a mouth-watering grid of exciting GT supercars that raced between 2007-2018 with Aston Martins, Audis, Ferraris, McLarens, Mercedes, Lamborghinis and Porsches all to the fore. Another exciting and evocative innovation being unveiled for the 75th birthday party is the addition of an Historic Formula Libre grid, open to a wide range of powerful single-seaters from the sixties and seventies. And that’s not all for car lovers – there will be a classic car auction plus huge showcases of classic cars from over one hundred car clubs, often celebrating important milestones in automotive history.

For those who prefer other activities to enjoy, there will be a Foodie Fest, Funfair, Shopping Village and interactive experiences or you can party all weekend with 3 nights of live music from chart-topping artists McFly, The Christians, ABC & Sugababes.

A wide range of tickets for the 2023 Silverstone Festival are now on sale, including camping and VIP hospitality options.

Full details can be found at: events/silverstone-festival.

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN

28 JUNE 2023

Highlights and trends from RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023: SUSTAINABILITY,


This year’s show gardens let nature do the talking, as gardening editor Hannah Stephenson discovers.

Gardens featuring more weeds and less formality have taken centre stage at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, placing more emphasis on letting nature take control.

Native plants and trees, nettles, dandelions and a predominantly green palette of planting feature in many of the 36 show gardens, along with salvaged and upcycled materials. Elsewhere, huge bursts of colour remain in the Great Pavilion, while firsttime exhibitors include mushroom growers the Caley Bros.

This year’s show is likely to spark controversy, reckons garden designer Andrew Duff, co-chair of the Society of Garden Designers and managing director of the Inchbald School of Design.

“There’s a clear message about sustainability and environmental factors in an aesthetic way. There’s

a loss about actually, what is a garden supposed to do?” he says. “Right across the show, the inference is that nature’s taking control… maybe that it’s OK to let weeds grow and let things get a little bit ruinous.

“But at the end of the day, people like a lawn, they like to look after a space – that’s part of being in a garden – and it’s time that we need (to address) that controversy,” Duff adds.

Reflecting on the topic, Matthew Pottage, curator of RHS Garden Wisley, says: “We are having a climate crisis. We do need to garden environmentally sensitively. Is this the place to be showing that? It’s arguably the world’s best flower show, so this is the place.”


Centrepoint Garden

Love it or hate it, this garden is likely to cause a stir with its partly demolished house, so-called ‘weeds’ and a fallen tree. Designer Cleve West has admitted it’s a ‘Marmite garden’ – people will love it or hate it.

“There’s a sense of abandonment, which is so

“We are having a climate crisis. We do need to garden environmentally sensitively. Is this the place to be showing that? It’s arguably the world’s best flower show, so this is the place”

clever. Cleve West has done a partly demolished ruined house with the idea of nature taking over,” Duff observes. “He’s saying it’s a metaphor for what it is to be young and homeless. There are nettles and dandelion seedheads. It’s really going to question what beauty is in a plant – and I think we need to have that discussion.”

Nurture Landscapes Garden

If you’re looking to take home some plants with you, be inspired by the beautiful Benton irises in rich shades of pastels and deep yellows which you’ll see in designer Sarah Price’s Nurture Landscapes show garden, inspired by the artist and plantsman Cedric Morris.

Memoria and GreenAcres Transcendence Garden

Designers Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson’s garden aims to deliver an uplifting spiritual space, reflecting the emotional experience at the end of life (it’s going to a bereavement site after the show).

“Controversially, they’ve used concrete, but with the idea that this concrete is going to be around for hundreds of years,” says Duff. “It’s not a single use concrete.

“It has a simple palette of planting, is cool and calm and you immediately feel rested. The minimal use of materials and colour palette was really special and a moment of calm in the entire show. It was a relief to get to it,” Duff adds.

Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden

Top designer Chris Beardshaw’s garden has a much more traditional garden feel, with a structured order in the colourful planting against a backdrop of clipped yew, including peonies and salvias, plus inspired woodland planting.

Horatio’s Garden

Putting wheelchair access at the forefront of their design, Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg (Harris Bugg Studio), have created the eighth garden for the eponymous charity, which builds gardens to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury.

The wheelchair-accessible space, influenced by the ways of seeing from a bed or a wheelchair, features tactile stone cairn and a table water feature to encourage wildlife, while a garden pod provides a cocooning place for physical and emotional shelter. After the show it will be relocated to Sheffield’s Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre.

“There’s an incredible depth of planting, which is mind-blowingly beautiful, and beehives of warm cut stone which kind of replace topiary – they’ve made topiary out of stone,” says Duff.


These are some of the key gardening trends to emerge from this year’s event.


“Unsurprisingly, there’s going to be the awareness of wildlife-friendly planting,” says Pottage.

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“There’s an incredible depth of planting, which is mindblowingly beautiful”

“There’s lots of habitat in gardens, but hopefully showing that can be beautiful as well. There are lots of logpiles, lots of water, lots of native plants, but also lots of gardenesque planting.”

Reclaimed and reused

Crushed concrete, piles of rubble, bare sand, reused bricks and other recycled material dominate many of the show gardens’ pathways and form decorative features in several gardens. There’s a message to get gardeners thinking about how they might reuse materials, which formerly headed for the skip.

“All the gardens have a destination, which is really important,” says Pottage – the show gardens are all being relocated after the show.

Award-winning designer Tom Massey, who has this year designed The Royal Entomological Society Garden, predicts: “Reuse of waste materials is going to be a big thing.”

He uses crushed construction waste in his show garden, including crushed bricks and concrete to create a textured, aesthetic backdrop for the planting along with deadwood. “These waste materials are really good habitat for insects,” he points out.


People will be encouraged to grow native plants, from hazel to cow parsley, while those seeking colour may go for irises, which are prevalent at this year’s show. There’s also a resurgence of common yew (Taxus baccata) and other familiar plants including a cloud pine, Eleagnus ‘Quicksilver’

Drought-tolerant plants are also being pushed –some 55% of perennials in the show gardens are drought-tolerant, almost double that of last year, including fennel, salvia and cistus.


Dandelions and other weeds feature in some of the gardens. Chelsea gold medallist Cleve West notes: “People get their knickers in a twist about weeds but they are the pioneer plants that stitch everything together.

“It’s just getting people to understand that all the things we kill with herbicides and pesticides can look quite beautiful,” West adds. “Just be more tolerant, and if you have a space where you can let nature take its course, it’s got to be good for wildlife and insects.”

Massey adds: “Dandelions are an early source of pollen and nectar for bees – and insects are in mass decline, so we need to be more considerate in the way we manage and maintain our gardens.”


“We are seeing nature becoming the sculpture,” says Duff, citing designer Sarah Price’s Nurture Landscapes Garden Mediterranean cloud pine. There are pillows of yew in the Memoria and GreenAcres Transcendence Garden.

Nods to the Royal Family abound, from bronze bust of the King in A Garden of Royal Reflection and Celebration, which features some of the Windsor family’s favourite plants including roses and camassia, plus several crowns featuring flora and fauna.

Standing at just under 7m is the biggest driftwood sculpture ever displayed at Chelsea, a Wyvern dragon perched on a tree, the centrepiece of sculptor James Doran-Webb’s exhibit.

And paying homage to the unsung heroines of horticulture at The Monument is the ‘Women in Horticulture’ exhibit honouring the likes of Janaki Ammal, Beth Chatto and Gertrude Jekyll.

Bigging up small spaces

Guy Barter, chief horticulturist for the RHS, says people are likely to be planting bigger trees on their balconies and also using drought-tolerant species. “This year there’s a pollinator section, a wildlife bath, and drought-resistant plants.”

“People will be encouraged to grow native plants, from hazel to cow parsley”

Sporting excellence in Windsor Great Park


Our key fixtures which are open to Members and Non-Members are:

Wednesday 14 June:

Cartier Queen’s Cup Semi-Finals

Sunday 18 June:

Cartier Queen’s Cup Final

Located equi-distant between Ascot Racecourse and Wentworth Golf Club is another centre of sporting excellence – Guards Polo Club. This fabulous polo venue hosts an array of world -class tournaments, including the breathtakingly fast-paced, Cartier Queen’s Cup competition. These games feature the sport’s top players and their amazing horses, highlighting polo at its finest. The Club’s location is equally impressive, situated in heart of Windsor Great Park, a stunning landscape which dates back more than 700 years.

Home to some of the finest polo fields in the world, it is not a surprise that Guards Polo Club hosts more than 35 tournaments each season,

which runs from mid-April to mid-September. This includes the competitive Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup, which always concludes with an elegant carriage driving display. Later in the year the Club combines horsepower of a different kind when the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain bring their favourite cars to parade, alongside the polo, at the Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup Final.

All of the Club’s big events are open to nonmembers, who can purchase just grandstand tickets or the full, Clubhouse VIP hospitality package. These delicious menus are curated by Lush by Tom Kerridge and Searcys and are served in the Club’s legendary Clubhouse and Terrace, which overlooks the number one polo field in Windsor Great Park, The Queen’s Ground.

Sunday 25 June:

Out-Sourcing Inc.

Royal Windsor Cup Final

Sunday 2 July:

Archie David Cup Final

Saturday 29 July:

The King’s Coronation Cup (England v Commonwealth)

Sunday 13 August:

Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup Final

Saturday 2 September:

Clé de Peau Beauté Guards Ladies Charity Polo Tournament Final which includes a retail village and lots of fun fundraising for the Look Good Feel Better cancer charity

To find out more about Guards Polo Club go to The Clubhouse hospitality brochure can be downloaded at brochure-2023

Guards Polo Club is home to some of the world’s most famous competitions and players


Westminster Security is a private security company headquartered in its namesake - Westminster, central London. They were established at the turn of the millennium after recognising a niche and under-catered sector within the private security industry. That was high-end security services for UHNW individuals, private households, company owners, and executives alike.

The private security sector was awash with ‘security companies’ providing basic and lowstandard security guarding services, many being rogue and unlicensed companies run by criminals and protection rackets. Thankfully, those days are long behind us now due in part to the regulation of the Industry by the Home Office and the creation of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

These days, you will likely find more security companies trying to crack the lucrative ‘highend’ market with their service offerings, yet one name remains consistent at the pinnacle of their

trade and the chosen provider to many securityconscious individuals, families, and businesses. Having built an excellent reputation and enviable brand image through their high standards, exceptional attention to detail, and excellence. Westminster Security has established itself as the industry leader and the ‘go-to’ company for ‘luxury’ high-end security services.

Their services are based around their core service of close protection, what is that? We hear you say. Well, essentially, its bodyguards, but not as you might envisage them. When we think of bodyguards, we all naturally think of Hulk-like burly men or gun-toting Hollywood hearth-throbs. But the reality is very different.

John Moore, Managing Director of Westminster Security Ltd said “Close protection operatives (bodyguards) come in all shapes and sizes, non are armed in the UK, and female bodyguards are ever more popular with our clients”. John is a veteran of the British Army where he served in the Royal Military Police and specialised in close protection within the Close Protection Unit. So, we believe him.

Other services they provide in support of their close protection operations include highly trained security chauffeurs, residential security guards, surveillance, and VIP event security.

For more information visit or call 0207 123 4544

“Westminster Security has established itself as the industry leader and the ‘go-to’ company for ‘luxury’ high-end security services”

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Music nights at Sandown Park Racecourse are back for 2023

Tom Jones returns on Wednesday 26th July

Marking his return to the historic course after his outstanding 2017 performance, international icon TOM JONES will perform a full headline set after racing on 26th July 2023.

Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for more than six decades, he continues to garner critical acclaim, including with the release of his most recent album, ‘Surrounded By Time’. The album made him the oldest male to claim a number 1 spot on the UK Official Album Chart with an album of new material, overtaking Bob Dylan.

It is the most recent high point in a career

full of highlights, including a deeply cherished knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen in 2006. Other highlights of his long career include receiving multiple BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Hitmaker Award from the [US] Songwriters Hall of Fame, GQ Man Of The Year, and the prestigious [UK] Music Industry Trusts Award.

Tom will be returning to Sandown Park where he’ll be performing hits from his huge repertoire, spanning genres and generations including ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘It’s Not Unusual’.

Sarah Drabwell, General Manager, Sandown Park Racecourse, said “We’re over the moon to welcome Tom Jones back to the racecourse this July. He’s the consummate performer and has an unrivalled catalogue of hits – we can’t wait!”

Music nights at Sandown Park Racecourse returned in full force last year with thousands of fans descending onto the Esher green to witness headline performances from Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Simply Red and Paloma Faith. The Jockey Club Live events continue to be renowned for combining an electric evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in an informal and relaxed open-air setting.


Tickets for TOM JONES at Sandown Park Racecourse are on sale now via Tickets are priced from £47.50. Limited child tickets are available. There are hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.



Aday at Ascot Racecourse can best be described as the most exciting yet elegant event in your calendar. Experience a high-octane sporting occasion with a full day of racing action mixed with a little traditional style. With events all yearround, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Friday 14th & Saturday 15th July

The Summer Mile Racing Weekend presents two days of thrilling midsummer Flat action. It’s the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic and kick off your summer in style with friends and family.

On Saturday 15th July, Ascot hosts its second dedicated family day of the year. A host of ‘Land of Discovery’ themed activities will be available to surprise and delight the younger racegoers. An action-packed day will see the little ones entertained at the dino dig, dinosaur egg hatching and mobile cave, test their skills at mini golf,

segwaying, pony rides, and bring out their creative side at the arts and crafts area.


Friday 28th & Saturday 29th July

One of Ascot’s greatest occasions, QIPCO King George Weekend presents a sparkling midsummer cocktail of style, socialising, and world-class racing. The highlight of the weekend is the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, Europe’s indisputable midsummer middle-distance showpiece.

Off the track, the racecourse is a whirlwind of colour and laughter as racegoers don summer occasion wear, catch up with friends and sample the many bars and eateries on offer under the summer sun. The weekend is brought to a close with an after party at the bandstand on the Saturday evening.


Saturday 12th August

A unique fixture in the global racing calendar, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup sees jockeys from around the world compete in a team-racing format, joining forces to try and win racing’s ultimate team prize.

An exciting six-race contest is followed by a lively post-racing concert. This year, Craig David will headline the evening, with further acts to be announced.

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Tuesday 6th June - Saturday 17th June 2023

Now in its 27th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival, presented by heycar, has announced its stellar line-up for a series of truly special concerts in a truly unique location. Artists perform in an intimate 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace.

The latest artist to be announced for 2023 is the legendary Gladys Knight who will be gracing the stage on 6th June 2023. The seven-time GRAMMY Award winner has enjoyed Np 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance.

Returning to Hampton Court Palace Festival this year following an electrifying performance in 2021 is bastion of British music Tom Jones. Through an unprecedented career spanning five and a half decades, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide, with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the USA. Tom will take to the Hampton Court Palace stage on 14 June to perform a host of revered tracks from his formidable catalogue, including It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat, She’s a Lady, and Sex Bomb.

Opening the festival on Wednesday 7th June will be Soft Cell who burst onto the British music

scene with the all-conquering hit single Tainted Love, which reached the top of the UK singles chart in 1981. Three top 10 albums followed, including their debut Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret and 1983 follow up The Art of Falling Apart. Their headline performance at Hampton Court Palace will see the duo perform all of their greatest hits, including the aforementioned Tainted Love, Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Torch, What, and Bedsitter. Also joining the line-up is Jersey City’s Kool & The Gang. Famed for their R&B, Soul and funk fusion, their catalogue of melodious hits includes Celebration, Ladies’ Night, Get It Down and Joanna, the group achieved an incredible 17 top 40 singles in the UK between 1979 and 1985. They also scored a top 10 album to boot, with 1981’s Something Special. Kool & The Gang will take

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Grace Jones Tom Jones (Michael Kovac, Wireimage, Getty) Rick Astley
“This year’s line-up also includes legendary singer, songwriter and actress Grace Jones”
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to the Hampton Court Palace stage on 9 June. This year’s line-up also includes legendary singer, songwriter and actress Grace Jones, BRIT Award winning indie-rockers Kaiser Chiefs, global sensations Björn Again, and closing this year’s Festival - legendary pop hit-maker Rick Astley.

Attendees arriving at the Palace Gardens can enjoy a spot of picnicking in the spectacular surroundings with a range of delicious Street Food options.

Make the most of your time in the glorious grounds of Hampton Court Palace by arriving early and starting your summer evening with a delicious ‘Best of British’ Picnic or Hamper, proudly bought to you by British Fine Foods. So, relax and soak up the pre-concert atmosphere while indulging in seasonal mouth-watering food from leading artisan producers across the British Isles, winners of Great Taste Awards, World

Cheese Awards, and holders of A Royal Warrant. To ensure you enjoy the very best quality, British Fine Foods have created a range of 4-course gourmet menus to choose from within The Courtiers Picnic, the Queens Picnic, or the Kings Hamper. The ‘Best of British’ Picnics and Hampers start from £99.00*, and each selection serves two people and paired with fine wines or a chilled bottle of Champagne. *Booking fees apply.

Over the past 15 years, British Fine Foods have created and provided bespoke hampers for an exciting variety of clients and Summer events including: Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Epsom Derby, The Oval, Royal Henley Regatta, and BBC Proms & Radio 2 in Hyde Park.


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Tuesday 6 June

Gladys Knight

Wednesday 7 June

Soft Cell

Thursday 8 June

Grace Jones

Friday 9 June

Kool & The Gang

Saturday 10 June

Kaiser Chiefs

Wednesday 14 June

Tom Jones

Friday 16 June

Bjorn Again

Saturday 17 June

Rick Astley


Exclusive dining and corporate entertainment packages in the palace’s spectacular state apartments are also available to purchase nowfor a truly unforgettable experience. The festival offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate special occasions or entertain key business clients in a prestigious setting. With a stunning 3 course dinner, private dining and exclusive access to the palace on top of flowing champagne and fine wines throughout the evening, guests are sure to leave with memories they’ll never forget. For hospitality enquiries please email

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4th – 9th July 2023

The world’s largest annual flower show is set in the historic grounds of Henry VIII’s magnificent Grade I listed Tudor Palace. Be wowed by stunning gardens, vibrant floral displays, endless shopping and food and entertainment. Visitors can immerse themselves in the inspiration provided by the Show Gardens, the Rose Marquee, Floral Marquee, all while enjoying Champagne along the banks of Long Water.

RHS has revealed preview highlights from the very best garden designers and experts gathering to showcase cutting-edge design, thought provoking displays and innovative ideas.


The beautiful Show Gardens category allows talented designers to turn unique artistic plans into a feast for the eyes….

• Explore Charleston - Welcome To Charleston - designed by Sadie May Stowell, built by SM Corporate Events Ltd. Providing a glimpse of the historic courtyard gardens of Charleston, South Carolina, capturing their spirit, charm and elegance. Wrought iron railings, reflecting the historical tradition of iron work, brick which was historically hand made in the city and water features representing the famous Charleston waterfront fountain and based on the pineapple - a symbol of welcome and hospitality in the city.

• The Cancer Research UK Legacy Garden - designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes, built G.K Wilson Landscapes. Telling the story of how a

gift in your Will is a pledge that helps fund vital research to save the ones we love, research in memory of those we’ve lost and research that will beat cancer for future generations. With varying levels, the garden is mostly hidden from the outside. Discovery happens when you step inside. stream inlets lead to a central body of water with an isolated jetty – a metaphor for the fear and loneliness cancer can bring – but facing the ‘Pledge Pavilion’ symbolises hope and though the journey is difficult, you are not alone.


These gardens showcase simple, low cost and achievable ideas using reliable plants that are affordable and easy to look after….

• The Landform Mental Wealth Gardendesigned by Nicola Hale, built by Landform Consultants Ltd. The garden aims to promote the feeling of wellbeing by using scent and beautiful planting to lift the spirits. The central water feature is made from weathered mild steel, evocative of the seasonal changes in nature. The pleasure gained from just sitting and relaxing is at the heart of this design

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“Wrought iron railings, reflecting the historical tradition of iron work, brick which was historically hand made in the city and water features representing the famous Charleston waterfront fountain”

with an area to experiment with herbal remedies and sip a cup of peppermint or chamomile tea, using herbs freshly picked from the garden.

• The Lunar Garden - Designed by Queenie Chan, built by Topoforma Landscape Ltd. An atmospheric setting allowing visitors to enjoy outdoor living from day into night, taking inspiration from the moon with all elements in the garden on a lunar theme. Oriental and Western planting work together in tones of white and silver to suggest moonlight, complemented with splashes of green foliage.


The floral fiesta continues with beautiful plants and flowers grown by over 90 nurseries. There’s also Plant Heritage, Plant Village and the Potting Bench – with demos from the growers. Centre stage is the RHS Master Grower 2023.


• Talks, Demos and Music - Expand your knowledge with inspiring talks, creative demonstrations and practical workshops on gardening, floristry, design, food, craft, health and wellbeing from some well-known faces, including Monty Don and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, For music lovers, the Bandstand fills the air with the sounds of summer, while visitors can sit back and relax with a drink and enjoy the show.

• Delicious Food and Drink – Waterside Hampers by Fortnum & Mason - Visitors can treat themselves to a special Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper located along the Long Water. Or indulge in delicious street food or a cup of tea and cake.

• Family Fun - There are plenty of free activities to keep the kids entertained. with hands-on activities learning new skills to encourage an appreciation for nature, gardening and the outdoors.

• A Shoppers’ Paradise - Enjoy hundreds of stands with something to tempt everyone. You will discover a host of exhibitors, both new and established, selling their innovative and desirable gardening paraphernalia, unique gifts and indulgent treats.

For more details and to book tickets, visit Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

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“The floral fiesta continues with beautiful plants and flowers grown by over 90 nurseries”
Above, left: The Lunar Garden
Above, right: The Landform Mental Wealth Garden Below: Welcome to Charleston Show Garden

This summer, join Painshill for fabulous outdoor entertainment

Live music will rock the landscape as a series of world-renowned tribute bands bring a fantastic festival vibe to the stunning Surrey gardens.

Rick Parfitt Jr, motor racing driver and son of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, is just one of the names featuring at Painshill’s Live Music Lates when he brings his RPJ Band to the historic garden.

Music from the greats comes courtesy of some of the finest tribute bands, including The Bon Jovi Experience, The Trembling Wilburys, Elite Elton and One Step Behind.

With Majesty, the Queen Tribute, and Fleetwood Bac already sold out, you will want to book your tickets now!

Painshill’s Live Music Lates will run from 5.30pm - 9pm in their tree-lined oval lawn, giving visitors the chance to soak up the magnificent historic landscape and watch the sun lowering over the lake and vineyard.

In their Walled Garden, surrounded by the beautiful flower beds, comes some of the best touring outdoor theatre companies.

The HandleBards will deliver hilarious, high-octane Shakespeare to the venue, by bike! The cycling actors carry all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, performing extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable plays. They bring A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Painshill on Friday June, 9.

Perfect for the period setting, Pride and Prejudice shows on Saturday, July 15. Have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, sassy best! The award-winning company are also bringing to Painshill Twelfth Night (Sunday, June 18) and Robin Hood (Saturday, June 3). An evening of romance, music and joy, Twelfth Night is performed on a stage inspired by the Elizabethan

touring troupes. Robin Hood is one for the whole family and features tales of camaraderie and swashbuckling action.

Folksy Theatre use a mix of live performance, music and puppetry to provide innovative and exciting touring theatre. They are at Painshill on Saturday, July 29 with The Merry Wives of Windsor and Saturday, August 26 with the classic family tale The Ugly Duckling.

See two shows in one evening with 440 Theatre! Four actors perform Shakespeare in 40 mins in these fast paced, in your face, funny productions. Their “Double Bill” for 2023 is Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet at Painshill on Friday, August 4. Head to to book your tickets today.

“With Majesty, the Queen Tribute, and Fleetwood Bac already sold out, you will want to book your tickets now!”

Michelin Awarded: The Tudor Pass at Great Fosters in Egham

The Tudor Pass at Great Fosters in Egham has been awarded a Michelin star, just 6 months after opening. It is an intimate, gastronomic restaurant with only seven tables, open Wednesday - Saturday for both lunch & dinner.

The reimagining of an icon, The Tudor Pass is a new chapter in the storied history of this special restaurant, named so to celebrate the unique interactive service style diners can expect – without the noise of an open kitchen - and it is led by Egham-local Executive Head Chef, Alex Payne.

Commenting on receiving a Michelin star, Alex told us: “I am thrilled for the whole team that Michelin has recognised our small restaurant and look forward to welcoming clients both old and new to The Tudor Pass in the coming months. It is such an honour to be recognised in this way and this award will definitely spur us on to achieve even greater things.”

To celebrate the occasion, Great Fosters are giving all diners visiting The Tudor Pass during April a glass of Ridgeview ‘Bloomsbury’ British sparkling wine with their compliments. For guests wanting to make a night of it, their ‘Gastronomic Package’ includes Alex’s 7-course signature menu for two and luxury overnight accommodation –and for stays in April, they’re include a bottle of Ridgeview’s ‘Bloombury’ to take home as a gift.

For tables of four or more dining in The Tudor Pass until May 31st, Great Fosters are also including a bottle of Ridgeview ‘Bloomsbury’ to enjoy at the table with their compliments too – a sparkling celebration for their new Michelin-star all round!

At lunch, guests can enjoy a 4-course or

7-course tasting menu, priced at £120 & £90 respectively. For dinner, the signature 7-course tasting menu is £120, and the 4-course menu is available on Wednesday & Thursday evenings only at £90.

Commenting on the menu & unique ‘pass’ experience Alex told us: “My team and I plan to explain & serve many of the dishes directly to diners to bring some of the excitement and theatre of the pass into the restaurant. I want to create lasting memories for our guests; whether that’s eating something they’ve never tasted before, finding their new favourite wine that’s paired with one of our dishes, or simply learning something new about cooking from the team’’

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“I am thrilled for the whole team that Michelin has recognised our small restaurant and look forward to welcoming clients both old and new to The Tudor Pass in the coming months”

Find Your Premium All Inclusive Luxury

For the adventurer and the romantic, Heritance Aarah present an unparalleled luxury island getaway in the Maldives. Located in a wonderfully remote area of the Raa Atoll and only an hour away from Velana International Airport, experience an unrivalled tropical paradise with an impressive premium all inclusive package, an underwater wonderland and world-renowned dining.


At Heritance Aarah, 150 villas and suites are designed to seamlessly blend indulgent and modern comforts with traditional aesthetics. From overwater ocean villas and suites, to beach and family villas, wherever you choose to stay, rise to the gentle rhythm of the glistening waters each day.

Premium All Inclusive

Raising the bar of your standard all inclusive to a whole new level, the premium all inclusive package features superb in-villa amenities, resort facilities, snorkel and dive trips, cooking and cocktail making classes, a complimentary IASO face scan, spa credit and exquisite dine-around cuisine.


Embark on a culinary journey of epic proportions whilst dining around seven restaurants and five bars on the premium all inclusive package. Embrace international cuisine in the ultimate destination dining experience, from the delightful French and Italian brasserie at Ralu to the refined

contemporary fusion of Maldivian and Sri Lankan flavours at Ambula.


Whilst you’re probably imagining days in the Maldives spent unwinding on a seculded beach, seek your thrill in the form of optional experiences and excursions at Heritance Aarah. Dive to the depths where Maldives attractions take the form of colourful coral and marine life, ride the waves and feel a sense of pure freedom or sail the seas towards a new horizon.


Heritance Aarah’s IASO Spa is the first of its kind in the archipelago. Set over the lagoon with views of the eastern coast of the island, choose from a collection of luxurious health and beauty treatments with professional consultations to balance the body, mind and soul. Speak to one of our expert travel consultants to book your Maldives escape to Heritance Aarah.



– Fashion, health and beauty news to keep you looking and feeling your best –




Introducing Dream Renew Eye Serum, the ultimate solution for rejuvenating the delicate undereye area and sensitive skin. This ultra-gentle formula is engineered to bring back a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes.



This Rustic Midi Dress will bring comfort, confidence and courage to help you take on your world. The softly elasticated waist gives shape but is not tight and the pockets a must for all your essentials. The scoop neck is great for showcasing a necklace. Plus, this cardigan is a wardrobe must. The unique construction and tie allows versatility for any situation.


With Jorvik, we have maintained the sleek design of our best-selling Gouthwaite backpack but added a whole bunch of new features.

Revamped for SS’23... our hand printed reversible shoppers are back. Finished with wrapped cane handles & a chunky hand dyed tassel.


Adding a little fun for the beach or pool! Big enough to carry all you need and guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. Also available in hot pink, natural, orange and navy.


These 18ct Gold Vermeil & White Topaz Monarch Butterfly Earrings.


swimwear trends This summer’s hottest

These bikini and swimsuit styles will be everywhere, says Katie Wright.

Holiday season is here – and when it comes to packing for summer getaways, swimwear is of the utmost importance.

Whether you’re jetting across the globe or staycationing in the sunshine, a stylish swimsuit or two-piece is a must-have – and there are plenty of incredible pieces to choose from this season. From vintage-inspired prints to bold colours and figure-flattering shapes, these are the five key swimwear trends to know about now…


The groovy Sixties and Seventies fashion trend spills over into beachwear with flower-powered swimsuits and bikinis. Amp up the vintage vibes by teaming yours with cork wedges, a floppy sun hat and a crochet cover-up.


After what feels like years of anticipation, Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie film lands in cinemas right in the middle of vacation season – on July 21 –and the all-pink-everything trend is still going strong. With a plethora of pink swimwear on the high street – everything from string bikinis to sporty suits, in every shade from pastels to fuchsia

– everyone can live their best Malibu Barbie life this summer.


After several seasons of lingerie-inspired multistrap swimwear that leaves you, more often than not, with very weird tanlines (we’re blaming Love Island), minimalist styles are back. Strapless swimsuits and bikinis are sleek and chic. Mix and match block colour separates for a sporty look or make a style statement with a printed two-piece.


Bring vintage glam to your poolside look with a ring-detail bikini or bathing suit. Tap into the Seventies trend with paisley or marble print, or go au naturel in caramel and coffee tones.


Asymmetrical designs combined with cut-out detailing make for one of the sexiest swimwear trends of the year – and it’s a look celebs and fashion influencers are loving. Go for Grecian glam with a white one-shoulder bikini or jazz it up with a colourful print.

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Top tips from Dermatologists for Summer Skin

As the sun starts to come out, it’s important to get into good habits when it comes to skin care. We spoke to Dr Catherine Borysiewicz, Consultant Dermatologist at King Edward VII’s Hospital, for top tips on staying safe in the sun.

1) Aim for at least SPF 30 sunscreen whatever your skin type

Everyone – regardless of skin type – should be opting for a broad-spectrum UV protection sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and at least 4-star UVA protection, which should be applied at least 30 minutes before going outside. It is recommended you re-apply sunscreen at least every two hours to ensure you are getting maximum protection.

2) Cover your whole body

When applying sun cream, people tend to apply to their face, arms, and chest, but can often forget to protect other parts of their body like their eyelids, scalps, and feet, but these can still burn like any other part of the body. Use sun cream all over your body, and cover up with light clothing, hats, and sunglasses to boost your protection when out and about

3) Don’t spend too long in direct sunlight

During the summer, the sun tends to be hottest and at its most dangerous between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Aim to seek cover in the shade at these points of the day, and drink plenty of fluids, to keep yourself hydrated and avoid the risk of getting heat stroke.


Use cool water if you do get sunburnt

If you do happen to unfortunately get sunburnt, sponge sore skin with cool water, and then apply after sun to help reduce irritation. Painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, will also help ease the pain by helping to reduce inflammation caused by sunburn.

5) Be vigilant if you have moles

Those with lot of moles, need to be extra vigilant in the sun, as the UV rays from the sunlight can cause moles to become cancerous. Regularly check your moles and if their appearance has changed in terms of size or texture, book an appointment with your GP to assess them. King Edward VII’s Hospital offer a comprehensive Mole Mapping Health Check for just £595.

For more information, contact: Mon- Fri 0203 930 1392 or visit

“When applying sun cream, people tend to apply to their face, arms, and chest, but can often forget to protect other parts of their body like their eyelids, scalps, and feet, but these can still burn like any other part of the body”

The Rise of Male Aesthetics

For years, the aesthetic industry has been very female-oriented with women being in the majority of those opting for non surgical aesthetics. However, recently practitioners and clinicians have noticed a steady increase in the number of men choosing to undergo treatments. Medical Director and Founder of estetica clinics for Surrey and Berkshire

Dr Sina Salimi explains his thoughts behind the upturn in this trend. “ Prior to today, Anti-wrinkle injections and fillers were always the go-to, youth enhancing solutions for image-conscious women, but now we are seeing the rapid increase in the percentage of men choosing these treatments and not only these treatments. Of course social media creating more awareness is a big reason, but it goes much further than this.

Whilst the stigma surrounding male vanity and their desire for tweaks has faded over the years, a new self awareness has been triggered in men, leading to them desiring the same benefits as women from cosmetic treatments.

Men are now just as concerned about the ageing process and their appearance as women. This has also come about from the rise in people working from home. With virtual meetings on the incline, people have moved on from just nonchalantly looking at themselves in the mirror

a few times a day as part of their routine and are now scrutinising their appearance whilst on digital platforms and paying close attention to fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin etc and these demographics include men too. The new work routines are making us all much more self conscious about our appearance, regardless of gender.

Men are also becoming more aware of the benefits of having a more youthful looking appearance and classically handsome features and it’s not just to feel more attractive, they know a competitive edge can be gained in the career market by presenting themselves in a well groomed, well maintained manner - think of it

“Men are becoming more aware of the benefits of having a more youthful looking appearance and classically handsome features “

as taking the healthy eating lifestyle and regular gym routine one step further and as an essential component. By looking their best, they can effectively boost their confidence and their drive to succeed - men are now realising the power behind these treatments in assisting them in the workplace. And, it is no secret that those perceived to be more good looking are also paid more and have greater success.

As the effects of ageing become apparent, the desire to maintain a more youthful, and in fact more masculine look, makes sense in a mediadriven world where men are inundated with images of ideal male body shape, they want and need to live up to what they consider to be expected of them (in more cases than not). The increased emphasis is also exacerbated due to every moment being photographed for social media - people are seeing themselves photographed more than ever these days and the result is them being more acutely aware than ever of their appearance. Men are also seeking to maximise their masculinity as a way of excelling”.

What are the most popular procedures amongst male patients at estetica?

Apart from anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, which have come a long way since they took the industry by storm, are proving most popular. They are designed to produce a very natural look and provide bio-stimulating agents to help restore a youthful yet masculine appearance when injected in the correct volume, angle and position.

Can fillers improve my jawline?

In the hands of an experienced clinician, dermal fillers for men can give the jaw structure and augment the chin which will enhance the jawline for a more masculine look. An angular jawline with just the right amount of definition is what men are looking for and we have the tools to fulfill this wish at estetica

Any other treatments men are interested in?

Men are also starting to understand more about the benefits of Sulptra which is a perfect treatment for those who do lots of sport and fitness and suffer with lipoatrophy (loss of facial fat pads). Sculptra is an injection made of poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates collagen production for a subtle yet fuller and smoother appearance.

Anything else to help with maintenance?

Men are definitely beginning to understand the benefits of Profhilo, an aesthetic treatment which significantly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture of skin, pores and plumpness. We currently have 40% off our Profhilo at estetica. Teeth whitening is also a great maintenance tool and we currently also have 40% off Enlighten teeth whitening home kit at estetica. The introduction and use of cosmeceuticals to your skincare routine is also a great way to overhaul your skin by really turning it around and also helps to maintain a great appearance.


To find out about our many other treatments at estetica contact us on 01932 570 099 or scan here

To keep up with all our latest offers, as and when they happen, follow us on Instagram at theesteticaclinic

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Face the Sun

‘Use sunscreen every day’ is the ultimate skincare commandment. Dermatologists and beauty buffs alike agree that protecting your face from harmful UV rays – while simultaneously preventing wrinkles – should be a priority for everyone.

“Skin is the body’s first line of defence from everyday external aggressors which damage your skin such as UV rays,” says Prof Christian Aldridge, consultant dermatologist for LifeJacket Skin Protection.

“The damage from these can have cosmetic, physical and long-term health consequences. At best, it can age your skin and cause you discomfort but at worst, can give you a skin disease you really don’t want.”

That’s why daily protection of your skin is critical, particularly on those areas that are exposed to the sun regularly, such as your face. But in spite of all the warnings we receive, the message isn’t getting through to everyone.

A new survey from LifeJacket and Melanoma UK found that 10% of respondents rarely use SPF, while one in 20 says they never use it.

To make it more likely you’ll stick to a daily habit, finding a product you love can be a huge help – attempting to rub a thick, chalky cream into your skin is not the answer.

The good news is, facial sunblocks have come a long way, and there’s a whole new batch of lightweight but effective lotions, serums and gels that are a delight to use – and many of them are under the £20 mark.

“To adequately protect your face, I recommend 5ml (about a teaspoon) of SPF of at least 30 every day,” says Aldridge.

“Especially during the months of April to September, to ensure long-term skin protection. Application should be repeated if outside for long periods or undertaking exercising in the light.”

Add one of these innovative face creams to your routine for everyday protection. By Katie

Garnier Ambre Solaire SPF 50+ Super UV Invisible Face Serum, £14, Boots

A more fluid texture than any existing

Garnier sunblock, Super UV Invisible Face Serum is designed for even the most sensitive skin types. The vegan factor 50 serum sinks in quickly, meaning it’s suited to men with facial hair or for wearing under make-up.

Sun Bum Glow 30 Moisturising Sunscreen Face Lotion, £19.99, Cult Beauty The latest addition to the Sun Bum family, this SPF30 lotion


comes with a generous dose of glow-boosting kakadu plum extract, which reportedly contains on average 100 times more vitamin C than an orange.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen, £14.99, LookFantastic Fast becoming a must-have among ‘skintellectuals’, this light fluid is formulated with a trio of ultrahydrating ingredients: polyglutamic acid, squalane and glycerin. Designed to prevent any white cast (no matter how dark your skin tone), this dewyfinish fluid is what you need if you’re after the trendy ‘glazed donut’ skin look.

Coco & Eve Daily Water Gel SPF50+

Sunscreen, £23

The first suncare range from self-tan specialist Coco & Eve does not disappoint. With hyaluronic acid to moisturise, the factor 50+ Daily Water Gel is as lightweight as it sounds, and the fragrancefree formula is suited to sensitive and oily skin types alike.

Eucerin Sun Face Hydro Protect Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+, £20, Boots

The newest face sunblock in Eucerin’s high-tech line-up not only protects against UVA and UVB rays, it boosts skin repair with glycyrrhetinic acid, and the non-greasy fluid is fast-absorbing.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Mineral SPF30, £28

If you prefer a mineral suncreen that provides a physical barrier on the skin (as opposed to chemical, where it works below the surface), Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright is an excellent option. The zinc oxide-based formula also contains vitamin C to increase skin luminosity over time and banana powder-inspired pigments to add instant brightness.

Suqqu Protecting Day Cream

SPF50+, £48, Cult Beauty

This innovative daily moisturiser from Japanese skinbrand Suqqu offers factor 50 protection, botanical extracts and a glowy, lightreflecting finish that’s perfect on its own or under make-up.

Chanel UV Essentiel, £48

The newly reformulated UV Essentiel provides SPF50 protection alongside a duo of skinstrengthening extracts – blue ginger and Tahitian gardenia – to guard against pollution and premature ageing.

LifeJacket Daily Protection Moisturiser, £19.99

A great all-rounder, LifeJacket’s fragrance-free face cream provides factor 30 protection and hydrates with glycerin.

Hello Sunday The Illuminating One Glow

Primer SPF50, £22

Defending skin against UVA, UVB, blue light and pollution, this highly protective primer is formulated with light-illuminating particles to enhance your complexion.

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This summer’s

sunglasses trends

Update your look with these fashionable frames, says Katie Wright.

The quintessential summer accessory, sunglasses are the perfect finishing touch for any outfit – whether you’re hanging out at home or jetting off on holiday.

When it comes to eyewear, trends move fast, so what frames are in fashion this season?

As we head towards hotter days, these are the five key sunglasses trends to know about…


The coolest way to rock oversized sunnies this season is with sleek square frames, as seen at designer brands such as Celine and Prada. Opt for black or white opaque frames for an understatedluxe look or choose jewel tones to bring a Seventies glam feel.


Trendsetter Kim Kardashian now favours sporty sunglasses to top off her looks. Throw it back to the Nineties and Noughties with narrow, wraparound sunnies with retro denim or tailored outfits.


As seen recently on the likes of Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, narrow rectangular sunglasses are a big hit with celebs and models at the moment. These eyebrow-revealing frames are a subtle way to nod to the Nineties and a stylish option if you don’t suit oversized square styles.


In contrast to classic black, this season’s white sunglasses are all about making a strong style statement. From narrow Nineties-inspired styles to big oval frames, go bold with your monochrome sunnies.


Loving the spring/summer Seventies trend?

Then you need a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses to complete your look. Channel disco-glam with super-sized frames in natural tones, or add a pop of pink.

THOMAS SABO KIM SLIM RECTANGULAR PALE ORANGE SUNGLASSES, £179, AVAILABLE FROM THOMAS SABO CHPO ANNA RECYCLED PLASTIC SUNGLASSES, £30, AVAILABLE FROM NATIONAL TRUST SHOP RIVER ISLAND BLACK ANGLED SUNGLASSES, £14, AVAILABLE FROM RIVER ISLAND OLIVER BONAS TEAL CRYSTAL SQUARE SUNGLASSES, £55, AVAILABLE FROM OLIVER BONAS ARMS OF EVE JAGGER WHITE SUNGLASSES, £126, AVAILABLE FROM WOLF AND BADGER Above: Poppy Lissiman Caidyn Mint Green Sunglasses, £85, available from Poppy Lissiman (clothing, stylist’s own) Right: FatFace Claire Pink Sunglasses, £22; Olivia Linen Shirt, £59; Ikat Leaves Palazzo Trousers, £59, available from FatFace Marks and Spencer Collection Bevelled Square Sunglasses, £15, available from Marks and Spencer (jacket, stylist’s own). ARMS OF EVE JAGGER WHITE SUNGLASSES, £126, AVAILABLE FROM WOLF AND BADGER


Dr Peter Forrester offers the option of combining Profhilo with INTRAcel, our proven and long-established radio-frequency micro-needling treatment. Together they are an unbeatable combination. This month we start by introducing INTRAcel.

established techniques of micro-needling and radio-frequency (RF) skin tightening. INTRAcel delivers short bursts of RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin.

Recovery from an INTRAcel treatment is usually quick; at the end of the treatment the skin will be red like a sunburn sensation for a few hours, this will diminish after 1-2 days. A toned and tightened effect will be immediately noticeable after a treatment but the full effect will develop over the subsequent weeks. There will be improvement after the first treatment, however a course of 3 at 4-6 week intervals is recommended. Following this improvements will continue for up to 6 months as healthy collagen develops.

Dr. Peter Forrester and Ms. Helen McEvoy offer:

• Wrinkle reducing and skin smoothing injections: A highly effective way to reduce forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.

• HA Dermal Fillers: smooth deeper lines and furrows as well as returning lost volume to the face.

• Profhilo: Increasingly popular skin rejuvenating injections designed to improve skin hydration, stimulate the production if collagen and elastin thus improving skin tone and reducing theappearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

• IntraCel: Cleverly combining the proven techniques of microneedling and radio frequency (RF). INTRAcel may improve skin tone, tighten sagging skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and reduce acne scarring.

• Facial Peels: Returning a healthy glow to a dull looking complexion; revitalising sun damaged skin, improving fine lines, wrinkles and uneven tone are all part of the chemical peel’s appeal.

• Dermaroller: May improve the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and acne scarring.


At the Cosmetic Doctor’s Company, Dr Peter Forrester has been using INTRAcel skin rejuvenation for over 10 years.

During this time he has witnessed the introduction of many other non-surgical skintightening treatments. Usually well publicised, celebrity endorsed and very expensive.

Dr Forrester continues to be impressed with the results of INTRAcel and believes that it offers a better and more cost effective result than most of the new ‘trendy’ techniques.

INTRAcel cleverly combines the two

INTRAcel can:

• Improve and tone the texture of the skin

• Reduce wrinkles and fine lines

• Tighten the jowls and neck

• Improve acne scars

• Improve acne

Dr Peter Forrester and Ms Helen McEvoy, The Cosmetic Doctor’s Company

6 Esher Park Avenue, Esher, KT10 9NP Tel: 01372 890890

• Hand rejuvenation: Mesotherapy (a non-invasive non-surgical technique) in combination with hyaluronic acid reverses the appearance of ageing.

• Hyperhydrosis: Significantly reduces excessive underarm sweating.

Advanced skincare: Scientifically proven strategies for skin; including anti-ageing and long term skin health.

Cosmetic Surgery procedures include:

• Breast Enlargement

• Breast Mastopexy (uplift)

• Breast Reduction

• Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

• Liposuction

• Body contouring

• Skin lesion and Mole removal

“Dr Forrester continues to be impressed with the results of INTRAcel”
6 Esher Park Avenue, Esher, Surrey KT10 9NP Telephone 01372 890 890 • ESHER’S BEST KEPT SECRET Look your very best with The Cosmetic Doctor’s Company

The Kensington Wing

The Kensington Wing is the dedicated private maternity unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, providing women and birthing people with around-the-clock clinical care, comfortable en-suite private rooms and hospitality services.

Located in the heart of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – part of one of the UK’s top rated hospital Trusts – your baby’s and your safety and wellbeing are reassuringly supported at all times. The Kensington Wing is immediately located next to the hospital’s outstanding and newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a consultant anaesthetist remains on site at all times 24/7, dedicated to the needs of our patients.

To ensure the safety of women, birthing people and birth partners, The Kensington Wing has important infection control procedures for staff and visitors to adhere to but remain welcoming to your chosen birth partner for all stages of your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay. Your individual room and en-suite facilities are a haven, and the catering and hospitality team ensures your stay is relaxing as well as safe. On the Kensington Wing the consultant obstetricians, midwives, nurses and maternity support workers provide care as a team and are delighted to offer both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity packages.


If you would like to talk to one of the team, call 020 3315 8616, email or visit

The Kensington Wing’s highly experienced team of midwives welcome enquiries and the opportunity to discuss midwife-led care in more detail. These ‘meet the midwife’ sessions are always a relaxed and special time to talk and discover more without any obligation. For those women and birthing people who are appropriate for midwife-led care, the team provide full support throughout your pregnancy and the midwifery team are available 24 hours seven days a week for advice or concerns throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay.

The consultant-led care package allows you the choice of one of their experienced consultant obstetricians to personally guide you through your pregnancy and birth. Your consultant provides continuity and individualised expertise throughout your journey. They build a relationship with you and your partner through the antenatal period to give you confidence to birth safely with them in line with your birth preferences. They continue to support you through the postnatal period, including your 6 week postnatal check. All consultants are available to meet you and your birth partner without any obligation.

The Kensington Wing enquiry team are always happy to support with these arrangements and answer any questions.



– Everything you need to create the perfect kitchen or bathroom –



Benchmarx Kitchens has launched two new trenddriven colours – sage green and storm grey –across a number of its most popular kitchen ranges.

Sage green joins Benchmarx’s existing forest and olive tones to create a spectrum of options for those lusting after a kitchen that makes visitors green with envy. New to the Sherwood and Marlow ranges, which each feature a unique take on shaker design, the new hue is the perfect base for a biophilic aesthetic – as well as being compatible with other finishes to create a harmonious two-tone design.

With demand for grey kitchens continuing to rise, Benchmarx has built on its existing family of 9 grey finishes by welcoming storm grey to its Marlow collection, providing homeowners with a hue that adds depth and interest.

Ruth Lavender, design expert at Benchmarx Kitchens, explains how these new colours can be used to create a kitchen with the wow-factor:


“Sage green – as hinted in its name – draws its inspiration from nature, bringing a sense of calm into the home. Nourishing and balancing, the shade is incredibly versatile, possessing a transseasonal quality that is just so easy to live with.

“This timeless shade complements a whole host of colours, from delicate white to statementmaking black. It also pairs perfectly with neutrals and other greens and greys, making it a great option for those looking to introduce colour in a subtle way.

“Thanks to its versatility, it can be styled to embody everything from a traditional farmhouse kitchen, to a stunningly contemporary, luxe space. To achieve a countryside aesthetic, pair sage green with wooden furniture, flooring, and accessories, accented with shades of warm neutrals and offwhites. Pared-back walls with white shelving will brighten up a small space, and white tiling above worktops will create a rustic look. Sage green panelling can also create a beautiful focal point, whilst complementing cabinetry and adding texture and interest.

“For a more contemporary take, mix sage green with muted shades of grey, off-white, and black. It also pairs gorgeously with earthy tones, such as terracotta, which can be introduced as a statement wall. Handleless cabinets in sage green offer a seamless, modern design and ooze opulence with under-cabinet lighting.

“Sage green flourishes when introduced to a design that is flooded with natural light, whether that’s through large windows, skylights or bifold doors. Due to its organic feel, the colour complements greenery from the garden, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living.”


“Greys are here to stay! But, more of us are looking for something a little different to the light greys that have reigned over kitchen design over the past few years. Storm grey adds drama and creates a moody design that’s not only sophisticated but cool and calming.

“The perfect base colour for an on-trend kitchen, storm grey can be mixed and matched with light greys, blues and greens to create a beautifully curated design. Alternatively, you can let the colour do all the talking, and pair it with elegant black or white.

“Whether you’re creating a minimalist, modern look or a cosy traditional feel, storm grey works in any kitchen. For a luxe finish, incorporate gold handles and lighting fixtures with white marble surfaces and upstands to create contrast and separation.

Mirrored, open-shelving makes a statement in a storm grey kitchen scheme, and is perfect for making a room feel larger.

“For those craving a moody but modern feel, dark worksurfaces, a slate-effect splashback and under-cabinet lighting help set the mood and create drama. To tie the look together, finish with black and grey accessories and furniture.”


Showrooms: 80-82 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DL Tel: 01932 856850 |

Kitchens of distinction

Your Dream Bathroom

Abathroom can be so much more than just a room for hygiene. You can create tranquil areas of relaxation and Cranleigh Bathroom Studios can help your ideas come to life.

With their experience in the industry they can create relaxing areas that will take away all of your worries and woes with ease. As well as giving you those relaxing moments, you can have a fresh bathroom for mornings to get you ready for the whole day ahead. Whatever you have dreamed of can be brought to your home in quick time with matching tiles, furniture and accessories in tow.

As well as full bathroom suites they can install shower enclosures that are effective and attractive. A wide range of shower enclosures include floor to ceiling glass screens and smaller effective screens depending on your needs. The shower enclosures they supply complete your bathroom and can keep water where it is supposed to be at all times.

If high quality tiles in a wide variety of colours, pattern and style is what you are looking for then you in the right place. With a wide range of superb tiles to choose from you can truly personalise your bathroom or build complete bespoke sets to suit your needs and taste.

At the showroom they have various tiles to explore, including mosaic, ceramic and pebble tiles for both flooring solutions and walls. They

understand that a bathroom is often a place for relaxing but also needs an element of freshness at the same time. To accomplish this tranquil atmosphere they work with you to build your dream bathroom from top to bottom so that you can really sit back and relax.

246 High Street, Cranleigh GU6 8RL 01483 272727

As well as giving you those relaxing moments, you can have a fresh bathroom for mornings to get you ready for the whole day ahead
Bryn the Showroom dog - never forgotten Patrick the Showroom dog


Range of Tiles, Bathrooms and Showers from Thomas Crapper, Heritage Bathrooms and Burlington Bathrooms. Suppliers of Contemporary Ranges including Laufen, Roca, Vitra and Roper Rhodes.

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Saturday 9.00am to Midday

Sunday Closed


Leading manufacturer of innovative surfaces for kitchens and bathrooms, Bushboard, has overhauled its Alloy range of trend-driven aluminium kitchen splashbacks. The range, which has been divided into Alloy Décor and Alloy Colour, features 27 new striking designs that are available in four versatile sizes, bringing the total offer to 30 splashback choices.

Alloy Décor offers 14 luxurious, patterned finishes that have been developed to capture the beauty of natural materials, such as wood and stone, as well as a design that mimic the look of

tiles. The collection features 11 new designs, as well as three of Bushboard’s bestsellers. Alloy Décor comes with 3 beautiful textures: Shell – a soft matt finish, Timber – with realistic wood finishing and Pietra – a stone inspired finish, all of which enhance the designs beautifully.

Alloy Colour is a brand-new offering from Bushboard and showcases 16 gorgeous solid

Bushboard revamps its range of Alloy kitchen splashbacks

colour options, all of which taking inspiration from the natural world. With a colour palette that ranges from light to dark, featuring both gloss and matt finishes, there’s an option to suit all tastes. The collection also features four brushed finishes that add texture to any design, whilst imitating popular metallic options.

Alloy has been developed with flexibility, functionality and visual impact in mind. A great alternative to tiles, Alloy allows the homeowner to make a real statement whilst experiencing all the benefits an aluminium splashback can offer.

Fire-safe and waterproof, there is no need to protect the splashback with an expensive glass cover. The product can be applied directly to the pre-existing surface, without the need for any preparation. It can also be placed on top of tiles, offering a quick, affordable option for those wanting to refresh their kitchen.

Each slimline splashback is installed using Complete adhesive, meaning there’s no grouting involved. Unlike tiles, no complex care routine is required to maintain Alloy splashbacks once in place. Simply wipe marks away with a damp cloth and mild detergent to keep the surface clean and looking its best for years to come.

Elliott Fairlie Product Leader at Bushboard, said: “Our new range of Alloy kitchen splashbacks was created with the latest trends in mind. We set out to create a range of splashbacks that can not only be used to create a luxury, standout feature, but also act as the perfect backdrop to any kitchen design.

“The new range has something to suit everyone, from gorgeous marbles, nature-inspired solid colours, to daring dark woods and standout tile effect finishes. Our goal was to create a range that offered design flexibility to all, without the need to compromise.

“The new designs showcase our commitment to providing homeowners with products that offer an alternative to classic kitchen materials through innovative concepts and designs.

“By opting for an Alloy aluminium composite panel, you can choose for the material to be carried across any wall space, including behind hobs and sinks, to continue the scheme across the room. Not only do they look bold and beautiful, but panel splashbacks are also simple to install, easy to maintain, and there is no grout to clean!”

Perfect for those looking for a cost-effective solution to inject personality into their kitchen in

a stylish but innovative way, the range works for both newly renovated spaces as well as pre-existing kitchens.

As well as offering 30, on-trend designs, there are four sizes to choose from, meaning it is easy to mix and match for a completely bespoke solution – regardless of the shape or size of the area. Decors range from marble, stone, wood and industrial concrete, as well as solid colours in gloss and matt finishes, and brushed metal options.

Alloy kitchen splashbacks are straightforward to install by a kitchen fitter, or homeowners who are confident making DIY updates. Thanks to its 4mm aluminium composition, products in this range can be easily cut, drilled and shaped to fit required measurements using standard tools.

To find out more about the Alloy range, visit

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“Something to suit everyone, from gorgeous marbles, nature-inspired solid colours, to daring dark woods and standout tile effect finishes”

Adaptations Open New Kitchen Showroom

Adaptations are pleased to announce the opening of their exciting new kitchen showroom.

Established in 1999 and after many successful years based in Cobham, Adaptations have now moved into a brand-new boutique style showroom in St. Margaret’s near Richmond.

It’s exciting to see them bring their passion for beautiful, functional kitchens to a new location whilst continuing to serve their loyal clients in Cobham, Oxshott, Esher and beyond.

Having always been committed to providing outstanding kitchen design and customer service they are thrilled with their new showroom where they showcase their unique take on a range of kitchen styles and products. From their quality German furniture ranges to their very own inhouse vintage inspired Food Bench islands, made from reclaimed oak in their workshop here in the UK, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a sleek, modern kitchen or a more traditional, classical design, Adaptations have something to suit your taste and needs. Their designers will collaborate with you to create a

fully customised kitchen that fits your lifestyle and budget, and their reliable, experienced installers will ensure that your new kitchen is installed to perfection.

Of course, the furniture is not the only thing to consider when shopping for a new kitchen; appliances, taps, bar stools and tiles are all areas they can also help with. From the high-quality appliances of the likes of Siemens Studio Line, Bora, and Miele to the now ubiquitous Quooker boiling tap (which now also offers options for filtered cold and carbonated water) your essentials are covered. Together with the design simplicity of Scandi furniture products from the likes of Spekva and Make Nordic to the sleek, innovative Italian brand Ronda Design, they can make the entire kitchen space come together.

They pride themselves on providing a personal, friendly, and professional customer service (you will deal with the same person throughout the process) and are always up for a chat and a cup of coffee. Please stop by their new space and say hello. They will be excited to show you around and help you create the kitchen of your dreams, or just provide some inspiration.

They are currently offering 20% discount on selected ranges of furniture. For a free, no obligation, consultation please contact Oliver on 01932 584940

53 – 57 High Street, Cobham KT11 3DP 01932 584940 80 Crown Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, TW1 3ER 01932 584940 Exceptional kitchen design since 1999 New showroom now open.


Hyperion Tiles’ Bert & May Navy Waterfall Glazed Metro Tiles have a rich, glossy reflective finish, making these an ideal choice for compact bathrooms. Family-run, independent online tiles specialist Hyperion Tiles are experts when it comes to designing bathrooms with the right tiles. So, follow our expert advice for ways in which to make a small bathroom look more spacious with tiles:

1/ Choose light-coloured tiles to make your bathroom feel brighter and more open

2/ Use large format tiles to give the illusion of more space by reducing the grout lines

3/ Use the same tiles on the floors and walls to create a more cohesive look, which will make the space feel larger

4/ Consider a glossy finish, which will reflect the

light and make the space feel larger and lighter

5/ Pick diagonal patterns because these will create the illusion of more depth in your bathroom

6/ Use accent tiles sparingly - too many can make the room feel cluttered

At Hyperion Tiles, we deliver an exceptional portfolio of products for floors, walls and ceilings, which will last for years to come in terms of style and functionality Our highly skilled team is available to offer all sorts of expert advice, from technical know-how to in-depth product knowledge to journalists, homeowners, designers, specifiers and architects. You can peruse and buy comprehensive collections of more than 15,000 types of tiles, flooring and wall panels for residential and commercial projects online or simply visit us at our Ascot showroom.

“Use large format tiles to give the illusion of more space by reducing the grout lines”

Your surroundings and what you do with them are a vital part of living. You can tell a lot about a person by how they shape their home. The colours they choose, the patterns they layer, and what lines their walls.

The best rooms in a home are simply always the ones in which everyone feels relaxed and nothing is too precious.

Here at Miscellanea we pride ourselves on understanding our clients goals, so whether considering a new kitchen, bathroom or a full home design service, please contact us to arrange a consultation.


Tuesday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Crossways, Churt, Nr Farnham Surrey GU10 2JA



Pairing the simple beauty of natural terracotta with an ontrend hexagonal shape, these tiles will give your home a stylish look that’s full of natural charm. They’re ideal for both rustic and modern interiors alike, with relatively subtle shade variation.


This is a beautiful double ended cast iron bath with a vitreous enamel interior and a fanned base plinth. You can have it supplied with or without tap holes and can be painted in any colour of your choice. Plus, enjoy a 5-Year Guarantee. Pictured is The Chaucer inpewter Lustre paint finish.


With White Tulip, Philippe Starck has created his first complete bathroom from a single source. The unusual shape of all components in the range follows the organic silhouette of a blooming tulip and unfolds in an almost sculptural way.


Turquoise cracked glaze effect light weight melamine sink with drainage push plug with food strainer. Perfect for campervan conversions, outdoor kitchens or bespoke bathrooms.


These luxury reed diffusers by Amaura London.


The Heyford Wall Mounted brushed brass Basin Tap is a perfect fusion of style and functionality. Crafted from solid brass and finished with brushed brass.



– Keep it local for everything house and home –




This beautiful table-top jardinière is inspired by our Dragonfly and Wheat collections. Designed to hold a potted plant, it’s an attractive way of disguising an ordinary container inside and looks wonderful as part of a sideboard display.


Soft cushions, plump arms and a deep seat sum up the ultra-comfy Cassie. Designed to ensure total relaxation, this spacious corner sofa boasts a casual yet neatly tailored shape. Its seat and back cushions are well-padded for that extra oomph, and are detachable for easy cleaning and care. With a frame built from solid hardwood, this hardwearing sofa lends itself well to a variety of interior styles, with its own laid-back, comfy appeal.


What’s not to love about the Isabella TV media unit? We’ve fused solid mango wood with hexagonal gold detailing and a distinctly Scandi shape to create a piece that is both rustic and modern. With 6 storage compartments and 2 open shelves, you’ll never be short of space to keep all your electronics clutter-free.


The Maldives fabric collection includes contemporary flora and fauna in varying scales, inspired by the idyllic beauty and intense pigments and shades found on tropical islands.


This beautiful ink blue glazed terracotta tapas dish is one of the many products in our Sintra collection, inspired by the richness of the architecture and surrounding landscape of Sintra, in Portugal. Perfect for enjoying tapas, snacks or for platters.


This vintage rose rectangle tray, made from wood.


Beautiful and modern garden rooms designed to stand out from the crowd.

Our Garden Rooms are meticulously designed with a focus on luxury and style, utilising the highest quality materials and construction techniques. The results are contemporary and elegant spaces where you and your loved ones can work, play or perhaps unleash your creative side.

Contact Garden Rooms by Bridges Modular to arrange your site consultation and discuss your requirements.

Call us today on 0208 467 9955 or email


Building Beautiful Family Homes and Transforming Properties with Luxurious Extensions & Renovations

For over fifteen years the Director of Haka Homes, Andy Jones has built houses in some of the South East’s most prestigious Estates including Burwood Park, The Fairmile and St George’s Hill. Based in Surrey, Haka Homes builds for the future with contemporary designs and technology blending sympathetically with the surrounding area. Every home, extension and renovation built is constructed to the highest standard with expert finishing and attention to detail.


They provide a bespoke design and new build service for homes owners from concept of design to completion of build. If you are intending to build a new home on your existing property or need help sourcing land for a new build, Haka Homes will help with every step of the life cycle of the build. Their in-house team have years of experience in procuring land and constructing new homes of excellence to a high specification.


Sometimes our loved homes need to grow to accommodate our needs. With high quality tradesmen and complete project management Haka Homes offer single and double storey extensions that will blend wonderfully with your existing home, whilst adding value to your property.


Modernizing, restoring, redecoration, renovating or revamping your home is a fabulous way to change somewhere lived, into somewhere loved. Haka Homes can help you on your journey of house renovations. They will project manage your

renovation from submitting drawings if needed, through to painting and decorating. Whether the house needs a complete external facelift; new roof, rendering of external walls to an internal electrical rewire. All external and interior renovations can be undertaken.


Garage and loft conversations are one of the quickest ways to create extra space. Whether you wish for one or multiple rooms, with or without a bathroom? Haka Homes also undertakes all other building works such as conservatories, sunrooms, and outbuilding extensions.


Haka Homes is always looking for suitable land for residential projects. They have an in-house team of planners and architects who have the knowledge and skills to move quickly on any potential opportunity that arises. Creating stunning developments that enhance the neighbourhood and maximize land value for the landowner. All sites will be considered for residential developments even if they do not have planning permission in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.

Haka Homes specialising in New Builds & Extensions THE DETAILS Contact Andy Jones for a free no obligation site visit to discuss your project on 01372 855 012 or 07886 684 667.

Sumptuous and decadent. Classic and timeless. Luxurious and opulent.

Beautiful Walls unveil new collection from Candice Olson collection that offers a contemporary take on classic wallpaper stylings.

Introducing After Eight by Candice Olson – a new wallpaper collection available at Beautiful Walls.

Inspired by formal black-tie dinners and red carpet moments, After Eight celebrates the glamour of evening soirees in a new 13-strong

Tim Dixon, Managing Director of familyrun wallpaper company Beautiful Walls, said: “Candice Olson is renowned for creating striking modern papers that celebrate the rich history of wallpaper design, and the After Eight collection is no exception. It brings together beautiful damasks, solid geometrics and subtle waves.

“It will bring a real touch of decadence to any home.”


Combining striking wall coverings with exceptional customer service, Beautiful Walls is a family-run business boasting exclusive wallpaper collections to suit all interior tastes.

From the bold maximalism of the Rifle Paper Co to the classic stylings of Candice Olson, Beautiful Walls scours the globe to bring the best designs to its customers.

Starting life as The London Paperhanging Company in 1854, the name and the interior scene might have changed in its almost 170-year history, but the company’s commitment to its customers has never wavered.

For more:

“It will bring a real touch of decadence to any home”
Call 01483 651181


bespoke luxury. You can also finish off your custom walk-in wardrobe with bespoke lighting and configurations. We design and create beautiful bespoke wardrobes and dressing rooms for luxury residential properties.


Create the Wow factor you are looking for in your home with a showstopping custom-made dressing room, designed completely bespoke to your taste and lifestyle. Our dressing rooms feature a stunning array of extras and finishes including handcrafted furniture to match.

Transform your unused space into a luxury custom-made dressing room, complete with islands, dressing tables, shoe racks, seating, and more!

Beautifully handcrafted and finished on site, all of our exquisite wardrobes and Dressing Rooms are made in the UK. Blending traditional methods with a modern aesthetic, each is meticulously handcrafted by our specialist team of skilled artisans. From design inspiration right through to installation, every member of our highly experienced team is dedicated to delivering a first-class service.

“The service and product supplied by this company can only be described as five star. From planning with Laurent, the fitting by Carl and the painting by Chris, they were professional, polite and friendly. All were quite obviously proud of the product they supplied and wanted us to have the best they could offer. The wardrobes are terrific and I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone”

Walk-in wardrobes are an enviable addition to any home. Whether you’re transforming one corner of your bedroom or converting a spare room, having your own personal walk-in wardrobe offers an opulent amount of luxury.

Catering for open-fronted storage and providing the option to blend mirrored panelled, and glass-fronted doors, each framed with distinctive hand painted columns and detailed surrounds, our walk-in wardrobes are a true example of

“This is the second home for which “The Heritage Wardrobe Company” has built our wardrobes for us. During the survey they even re-designed the layout of our bedrooms, we were having the house refurbished at the time which was amazing! The finished product is a wow, top quality. They are a very professional company who employ talented fitters and finishers we could not recommend them highly enough. Fabulous!”

Get in touch with our team today and begin your journey to exceptional custom-made storage.

“Create the Wow factor you are looking for in your home with a showstopping custom-made dressing room”
Own a Heritage Dressing Room. Request a free design visit today. 0203 355 8575


Ideal for beachy picnics, alfresco summer dining, and bringing a slice of seaside charm into homes up and down the country, Victoria Eggs’ nautical collection is inspired by time spent along Britain’s coastlines.

The collection highlights a nostalgic and whimsical view of the seaside serving as a reminder of everything you love about holidays in the UK. The motif includes deck chairs, sticks of rock, beach huts, ice creams and even a resident sea gull! What could be more British?

As with all of Victoria’s other collections, each item is hand-crafted in the UK. The Fine Bone China ceramics are made from the finest Cornish clay, and the textiles are printed onto unbleached cotton using plant dyes to ensure that they’re


The collection includes a mug, tea towel, coasters, magnets, oven glove, pot grab, apron, egg cup, ½ pint jug, cosmetic bag, and two canvas bags.

Hand-drawn homeware by award-winning British designer Victoria Eggs, made in the UK.

Victoria Eggs homeware is born from Great-British moments; the nostalgic whiff of salt and vinegar-y chips at the seaside, quirky colloquialisms, our Royal family, London. We’re as British as the cuppa. In fact we’ve a day dedicated to celebrating our favourite brew. #teatuesday

All our products are hand-illustrated by Victoria, and lovingly made in the UK. Our mugs (tea tastes better in a Victoria Eggs Mug BTW), are hand-crafted and decorated in Staffordshire, using traditionally mined Cornish Clay. And our textiles come from Lincolnshire, printed with waterbased ink (which has virtually no impact on the environment).

“All my designs are snapshots of special moments in time we wish to cherish forever and gift to those we love most.”

From heart to home.

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Citrus Summer...

How to bring a taste of Mediterranean style to your garden

When the weather is warm and dry, there’s nothing better than spending time in the garden, making the most of the space that’s on your doorstep. Bring the experience of dining out to your very own patio, with some simple styling touches to elevate eating al fresco.

Wayfair’s Resident Style Advisor, Dee Fontenot shares ideas and inspiration for outdoor summer dining...

Al fresco summer tablescape

The art of laying the table is definitely in the detail. Layering smaller plates on top of dinner plates and giving each guest cutlery for each course will add a sense of occasion. An essential piece of decor for any tablescape, a linen or cotton runner will bring a focus to the centre of the table whilst also protecting outdoor furniture from spillages and stains.

Think about individual place settings and the table centrepiece as a whole, and how they can

work together to create the overall look. Fold neutral linen napkins and add to each plate, placing a sprig of greenery and fresh lemon half for an effortless yet elegant - and aromatic - place setting. Instantly adding the Instagrammable factor, run off cuts of garden greenery or freshly foraged foliage down the centre of the table. Weave in between rustic serving boards and drape gently down the edge of the ends of the dining table for a super simple homemade runner.

Blend indoors and out

Gone are the days of bland, outdated garden furniture. With a huge variety of designs to choose from, with wood, metal, rattan and more, most sets would look just as good inside as they do out, with designs inspired by interior furniture. The appeal of dining outside on trips abroad is often how relaxed and effortless it feels. Bench seating can save space and often allows you to squeeze in extra guests without the need for more chairs. A bench set up is a perfect choice to suit a number of different styles and garden sizes.

Style and comfort

Delicious food and drink is certainly one important factor for outdoor dining, but comfort is just as key. For day time dining in gardens that get plenty of sun, a parasol will provide some welcome shade and protection - particularly helpful in the event of unexpected rain showers, given how unpredictable British summers can be! Outdoor cushions and throws or soft furnishings borrowed from indoors will cosy up hard seating for garden get-togethers, providing an extra layer for guests to use as the evening cools. All products available at

“The art of laying the table is definitely in the detail. Layering smaller plates on top of dinner plates and giving each guest cutlery for each course will add a sense of occasion”

Ca’ Pietra Tiles for Summer

Head of Creative at Ca’ Pietra Grazzie Wilson showcases some of her favourite summer tiles as part of their new Moments of Mine Summer campaign. These are tiles that form the backdrop to summer’s best bits.

Apéritif Please

Aperol, come at me. Citrus-y spritz, you’re mine. Campari and soda, yes and yes. Mix up a trending tipple and get sipping against a backdrop of mixand-match garden tiles. There’s no better way to set the sundowner scene.

Golden Hour

THE most golden-delicious hour of the day where literally everything and everyone looks at their most radiant. Tiles included. Terracotta, you’ve never looked better than you do pre-sunrise and those last few seconds before sunset. Get snapping. Get hash tagging.


Cobalt blue x surf white. Pomelo yellow x basketweave beige. Consider your jet set palette covered all without boarding the plane. This summer, let your tiles take you there.

Ice Cream Sundays

Get your raspberry ripple on or make guests green-eyed with pistachio and mint-choc-chip on your paving’s palette. With sorbet shades and pastel soft serve shades trending across patterned outdoor tiles, make every al fresco moment like a trip to the ice cream parlour.

Sunday Brunching

Step away from the kitchen island, because when the sun’s out, Sunday brunch heads straight outside. And why keep avocado and egg-white omelette on the breakfast menu alone when you can tile up your outdoor kitchen with tiles coloured in those very tones?


New Neutrals

Contemporary and cool, everyone loves a calm palette, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

When it comes to shape, contrast and introducing coveted pieces to your existing décor, neutrals always seem to have the edge for a natural aesthetic. Those classic creams, woven textures, warm beiges and natural woods chime with a casual, chilled-out, easy-going vibe – especially when they’re blended with sage green (the new grey) to beautify your bolthole.


Tennessee Armchair, Veneto Cognac, currently £799 (was £1,109), Barker and Stonehouse

Visually appealing and a real statement piece, this

accent leather armchair in rich espresso will lend your living or snug room a warm welcome.

(Above) Sophie Allport Olive Stoneware Small Side Plate, £11.50; Olive Stoneware Nibbles Bowl, £11.50; Olive Linen Placemat, Set of 2, £32; Olive Linen Napkins, Set of 4, £33; other items from a selection, Sophie Allport Nature’s favourite hue feels very much at home when olive-printed stoneware is styled with fresh – or faux – olive branches in clear vases for an up-to-date palette.

Silhouette Ceramic Vase, Set of 3, £18, Next Body vases are all the rage and we can’t wait to get our hands on these sexy silhouettes for a #shelfie statement.

Jasmine Green Wine Glasses, Set of Four, £24.50, Oliver Bonas

Imagine your favourite ‘green’ grape, such as a crisp sauvignon blanc, served in these trendy glass goblets, for a spring refresh and summer soirées.

Maize Geometric Storage Basket (25cm x 20cm), £14.50, Matalan

Just in case you missed the memo, small storage baskets are the new goto for holding succulents and cacti, along with rustic loaves and linens.


Elswyth Stools (from left, Bishop Stool, Pawn Stool and Knight Stool), currently £119 each (was £149 each), Barker and Stonehouse

Crafted from solid teak, these Scandi-style stools modelled on chess pieces will certainly up your décor game.

Amina Natural Rattan Table

Lamp – Natural, currently £16.99 (was £29.99), The Range

With rattan enjoying a moment in the sun, you can’t go wrong with this sculpted rattan base, which lets the light filter through as well as streaming a soft glow.

Flores Bed Linen Collection: Oxford

Pillowcase with Border, from £35 (Single); Duvet Cover, from £140 (Double); Deep Fitted Sheet, from £110 (Double); The White Company

With a subtle monochrome stripe, this beautiful bedding in a cotton-hemp blend comes with the promise of lightweight, breathable linen.

Set of 3 Woven Bowls Wall Art, £38, Next

An instant style-fix for bare walls that need dressing up, and much easier to hang than a heavy canvas or frame. Nordic, natural and very nice.

Scallop Dinner Plates, £3.50 each; Scallop Side Plates, £2.50 each; Scallop Cereal Bowls, £2.50 each; Woven Placemats – Cream, £6 (2pk); Boho 3-Dip Serve Stick, £6; Floral Cake Stand, £8; all B&M in-store

This scalloped serveware is the perfect building block for your neutral tablescape, especially mixed with blush tones, woven placemats and sprays of baby’s breath.

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(Below, left) George Home Green Textured Vase, £12 (left), other items from a selection, This modish artisan vase makes its mark in matt, chalky green.



Soak up the sun in comfort with our new floral garden cushions. Available in three sizes, these cushions were designed for outdoor use knowing that the beautiful art won’t fade in the sun!


The popular Byron range now features this stunning corner set making it the ideal choice for entertaining in the garden. Simply pair with an adjustable coffee/dining table to complete the look. Handcrafted in a mixed grey rattan weave and topped with deep and spacious cushioning - the perfect complement for any large patio.


Colourful and practical, the Summer Outdoor Chair comes in a range of bright and bold colours that will really spruce up your outside space (or inside, for that matter!).


Welcome to the wonderful world of Banjo Beale, the winner of BBC’s Interior Design Masters, host of Scotland’s Home of the Year, interior designer, stylist, raconteur and occasional cheesemaker. He’s channelled his signature magic into a collection of exclusive recycled wool blankets that bring joy to your life and home.


The Dwarf Mountain Pine offers colour, structure and texture to your outside space throughout the year. This pine is almost indestructible and doesn’t require pruning.


These warm white vintage style battery festoon lights.

STUDIOHOOTON Exclusive Interior Design, Inclusive Conversations. Across Surrey and the South East. / 020 7349 7090


Garden rooms have gained increasing popularity in recent years and continue to be an excellent way to maximise the use of existing space while also adding both value and appeal to your property. There are virtually limitless uses for a garden room, ranging from a versatile leisure or entertainment space to highly specialised areas for specific leisure or work activities.

Working from home has become a familiar concept for many people and while it may sound appealing initially, it can quickly become tiresome without a dedicated work space. Garden rooms offer an excellent solution by providing a peaceful and productive work environment, while also projecting a professional image to clients and colleagues.

Perhaps you’re an artist seeking a dedicated space to unlock your creativity? A garden room can offer a serene and inspiring environment for artistic expression. Surrounded by nature, you can unleash your creativity, work with various mediums, and create art in a peaceful setting. It provides a tranquil retreat where imagination can

“At Bridges Modular, we specialise in designing beautiful, modern, and luxurious garden buildings that stand out from the crowd”

flourish amongst the greenery.

If there’s a musician in the family a garden retreat could be the perfect place to practice and create music. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in need of a recording studio or simply require a space to jam, a garden room could be the answer to your needs.

At Garden Rooms by Bridges Modular we specialise in designing beautiful, modern, and luxurious garden buildings that stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re looking for a space to relax and entertain in, a fitness area for training, or a dedicated space for work, a hobby or creating your next masterpiece, our luxurious Garden Rooms offer an ideal solution. Whatever you see yourself using it for, contact Garden Rooms by Bridges Modular to discuss your dream garden room.


Garden Rooms by Bridges Modular operates throughout London and the South East. For more information or to arrange a site consultation, please call 0208 467 9955 to speak with our Garden Room Team or email


You Have Installed a Beautiful New Pool - What Next?

Service Level Agreement that sets out our mutual responsibilities. This will include details of the work to be undertaken on the pool during each visit, frequency and length of visits, cost and our security and privacy policy.

Pool safety

London Swimming Pool Company has been designing, building, refurbishing and servicing luxury swimming pools and spas for over 30 years, so we know what comes next!

No two pools are the same. They vary in building materials, size, shape, location, plant room equipment, water treatment system, frequency of use and bather load, so every pool requires specific care and attention. That means a tailored servicing plan for every pool to ensure they remain in excellent condition all year round.

Dedicated engineers

The first step to properly caring for your pool is a site visit to assess its needs. One of our qualified, experienced pool engineers will visit and inspect your pool and the plant room equipment thoroughly, assessing its individual requirements and will then advise you on what is required. This will include a proposal for regular servicing as well as easy-to-follow steps on testing the pool water to ensure it remains healthy in between visits from your dedicated servicing engineer.

Specialist servicing

Pool servicing is a specialist job carried out by skilled engineers who not only do the run-of-the-mill tasks but take steps to prevent problems from occurring with the pool water, plant and structure of the pool. Regular servicing ensures that your pool will always be ready for use. Working with our team of specialists will ensure that any minor issues are dealt with immediately and that risk signals are identified early, avoiding costly expenditures in the future. While equipment may look clean and shiny to the untrained eye, something may not be working optimally. Professional help will ensure everything is always functioning well and safely.

First class service

If you decide to work with London Swimming Pool Company, you will receive a bespoke

It is essential to know the basic principles of pool safety and hygiene. As the pool owner, you should be aware of areas such as chemical levels, water temperature, use of a pool cover and general cleaning - mistakes can be detrimental to bathers. You can learn more about your pool’s specific requirements from your dedicated service engineer.

Revitalising older pools

Older pools need the same level of servicing care and attention as new pools and may even benefit from plant upgrading. If you have a much older pool that is frayed around the edges, our Refurbishment Team can transform it into a modern pool, finished in the latest materials, accessories and energy-efficient plant room equipment.

Premier Pools | Superior Service

London Swimming Pool Company 020 8605 1255



With an impressive blend of style and practicality, the new range of rugs, throws and cushions from Weaver Green has the outdoors well and truly covered. Whether you want to create a chic Mediterranean vibe or a tranquil Middle Eastern inspired oasis, Weaver Green’s eco-friendly, water-resistant collection sets the scene perfectly.

Made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, every item in Weaver Green’s range is a mini eco-warrior. Instead of becoming ocean waste, plastic bottles are transformed into a hard-wearing yarn that’s spun into soft-as-wool fabric. Using traditional artisan weaving skills, the end result is a beautiful array of soft furnishings in a stunning variety of designs.

Worried about those pesky summer showers? No need. This sustainable family is also water, mould and even bug resistant. With UV stable dyes, they won’t fade in the sun’s rays either. And if there is a spill or two, they are good as new after a spin in the washing machine. Transform your outdoor space and get ready to have eco-conscious fun in the sun, courtesy of Weaver Green.


Insider tips for wow-factor interiors without the headache

We caught up with award-winning interior designer Anna Burles, to get the lowdown on the secret to show-stopping and budget savvy renovations. Anna is Creative Director of Run For The Hills and BIID Registered Interior Designer, who has designed homes for singer Ellie Goulding, A-list actors and scores of stylish homeowners across the UK and overseas.

“Our job as interior designers is to help clients create their dream home without running away with the budget. Delivering super stylish, inspirational interiors, which are brought to life in respectful, clever ways. Spending on the things that make all the difference, being super smart on the things which won’t.”

Anna says the key is to scope from the outset, hiring both an interior designer and QS simply for a number of days consultancy initially, to conduct a speedy feasibility study, working together to sketch out the wish list and concept, then diving straight into budgeting. The interior designer estimating fixtures and furnishings and QS the build-side. Doing this early allows the right decisions to be made before moving into detailed design. Rather than waiting, relying on contractor quotes and avoiding nasty budget surprises down the line: “We’re an ultra-creative design studio, but it’s essential we’re a trusted partner”.

Anna adds that their most successful projects are where they’re hired early, alongside planning specialists, PM or architect, allowing them to feed into structural plans. Checking big ticket architectural interventions are being done in a way which protects enough budget for the interior. Are door openings in the right places for beautiful furniture layouts? Will window heights and locations enhance or hinder the design? Could a laundry room be moved closer to the bedrooms? Or an adjoining room to a bedroom be fashioned into a walk-in wardrobe / guest suite rather than the 4th or 5th en-suite in the property?

All decisions best made early, which unlock budget to create a truly amazing interior. To chat to Anna and see how Run For The Hills might help with your interiors project:, email Tel: 44 (0)208 617 0203

All images by Philip Durrant

Charlotte Candillier Interiors

Charlotte Candillier Interiors have just completed the interior design of a magnificent home in South West London measuring a whopping 10,000 square foot with a unbelievable subterranean lower level with games room, cinema, gym and spa area. The main residence is connected via an underground walkway, bathed in natural light, to an above ground swimming pool complex which opens out onto the garden.

Head designer and owner Charlotte “this is the third project we have completed for the same client, so the design process was simpler in that we had a good grasp on their family dynamic and their individual style and taste. The client loves contemporary artwork and in particular street art, so this was the starting point for the design of the entertainment and family levels of the home. We

“This is the third project we have completed for the same client, so the design process was simpler in that we had a good grasp on their family dynamic and their individual style and taste. The client loves contemporary artwork and in particular street art, so this was the starting point for the design of the entertainment and family levels of the home”

used Clarendon fine art to source some exquisite pieces from Dom Pattison, Mr Brainwash and others.

Taking inspiration from these and the colours, we came up with a really cool aesthetic for the main entertainment space which followed through to the spa area. Choosing some investment pieces as well as other more, let’s shall we say, affordable pieces we really managed to create a timeless interior which our client is thrilled with”.

As for the rest of the residence “we decided on a more timeless design for the adult spaces and bedrooms using unique wallpapers, classic furniture pieces and detailed fabrics. The client really wanted the Ligne Roset pumpkin chair for the bedroom but with covid, the wait time was 2 years. We managed to find a vintage Ligne Roset chair on ebay, and had it recovered in a gorgeous Italian wool boucle. We managed to deliver the same chair in a week for a fraction of the price! For the living space, we sourced two vintage 1970’s Milo Baughman cantilevered Chairs, which were in mint condition, and had them recovered. The result was just perfect for the space and it definitely feels good to upcycle some classic pieces”

Charlotte Candillier Interiors have been designing and developing homes in the UK as well as France, Mauritius and South Africa for the past 15 years.



With summer approaching, being outside is more on our minds. But having that outdoor feeling doesn’t just have to be for the warmer months, with careful planning you can create a seamless transition from outdoors to in.

To give you some inspiration, here are Mustard House Design’s top 5 ways to achieve this.

Maximise natural light and views

If you are blessed with panoramic vistas, or views of your garden, from your home, make full use of this with large windows and glass doors. Ensure that your window treatments allows as much light in as possible and also maximises your view. Skylights will also help with an abundance of daylight while providing a connection to the outdoor environment.

Invest in indoor plants

Plants are an excellent way to infuse greenery and freshness into interior spaces. There are plenty of plants that thrive indoors, some even prefer low light levels so are ideally suited for that corner at the back of the room.

Incorporate natural materials

Natural materials emphasise our innate connection

with nature. Using materials like natural wood, bamboo, or stone, you’ll create a soothing and organic atmosphere.

Use nature-inspired colours

When decorating consider using colours naturally found in nature, such as shades of green, earthy browns, or calming blues to help evoke a sense of the outdoors. These colours can be applied to walls, furniture, accessories, or even artwork to create a harmonious environment.

Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

Take over a wall and install a vertical garden to bring a lush, living element to your interior space. They can transform a wall into a vibrant focal point, infusing the room with a sense of nature and providing a breath of fresh air. By incorporating some of these ideas you’ll be doing more than just bringing the outdoors in, you’ll be creating a welcoming indoor environment that blurs the boundaries between the inside and outside, helping to foster a connection with nature. If you would like to understand more, get in touch and we will be happy to discuss ideas and options with you.

07883 271 297

“Plants are an excellent way to infuse greenery and freshness into interior spaces”
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