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Welcome to our February issue... Breitling has chosen David Beckham as the face of its Transocean Chronograph Unitime Worldtimer watch. The new campaign establishes a long-term partnership between the innovative and historic Swiss brand and one of the world’s most celebrated icons.

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One of the world’s most successful sportsmen and style icons, Beckham stars in the Breitling advert featuring a highly evocative visual shot by renowned American photographer Anthony Mandler. On the runway of the Mojave Air & Space Port in California, the striking image shows Beckham standing in front of a private jet wearing his Transocean Chronograph Unitime. As soon as the last model has stepped off the catwalk at London Fashion Week, Somerset House is instantly transformed into a unique 4-day designer shopping emporium. Set within the stunning grounds of Somerset House, Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is the complete experience. Visitors can expect only the very best designers with exclusive collections and discounts of up to 70% from over 100 brands including Pringle of Scotland, Twenty8Twelve, French Sole, ALICE by Temperley and Paper London. The full list of designers will be released on to the website shortly. Due to premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the MINI Clubman Bond Street fuses the inherent practicality and superb driving dynamics of the Clubman, with a unique interior and exterior interpretation that reflects the style of this most upmarket of London addresses. Production will begin in March, and like many of the goods retailed in the street that bears the same name, such exclusivity will only be available for a strictly GET THIS limited period.


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Contents 5 Local Life, Arts & Events Country Living Magazine Spring Fair The Bada Antiques & Fine Art Fair London Fashion Weekend Art13 London Don’t Miss the Biggest Cruise Event of the Year The Vitality Show David Beckham travels with Breitling Wayne Rooney’s diamond-encrusted motorcycle up for sale Fall in love with the King’s Road Red Nose Day 100 years of Aston Martin ‘Inside Abbey Road: The Best Studio In The World’ New Year, New Art at Affordable Art Fair Battersea Oscar Romeo - Terry O’Neill at Canvas Gallery



Education 35 Welcome Fairley House School - London’s Gold Standard Love to learn Exam tips from Isadora Platoni, year 10, Sydenham High School Why choosing an independent school leads to top university places How can we make the Olympic legacy real? Virgo Fidelis - A rich history of educating young minds Further Education Central Saint Martins Courses for under 18 Year Olds



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Fashion 62 First Ever Global Kids Fashion Week Is Announced London Fashion Week Preview Fashion Fit For The Oscars Competition 74 Exeter Festival of Food & Drink Competition A Royal London Marriage The Penfolds Collection: Collection Like Nofurniture, Other vintage & antique quiltsA &Wine shawls + antique Celebrate this St Valentine’s in style ceramics & glass + jewellery - modern & fine, vintage For the lady that has everything…

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20-24TH MARCH 2013, BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, LONDON N1 With the prospect of sunny days; gardens bursting into bloom; new ideas for the home; outdoor activities and summer picnics, the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair is perfect for planning ahead. The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair is a brilliant day out.


he popular fair attracts visitors from across London and the Home Counties and further afield with exhibitors from throughout the UK. Exhibitors are generally unique and unusual small businesses presenting artisan products, wherever possible representing the best of British design and creativity. In addition to the home and fashion accessories, there are theatres and workshops that focus on art and craft, features on interior design and expert advice about nature and country pursuits. Take your pick from a stunning range of garden tools and accessories as well as outdoor furniture and lighting – perfect for outdoor dining and picnics. See the Garden and Allotment Feature with an array of beautiful flowers and foliage, elegant garden furniture and attractive planters that will provide you with plenty of ideas to try in your own garden. Come and meet Philippa Forrester in the Outdoor and Nature theatre and find out how to attract wildlife into your garden. Reveal your inner artist at the craft and art workshops. Treat yourself to a whole new look from the unique jewellery and fashions collections. Discover furniture, fabrics and accessories to add country

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style to your home. Sip and savour delicious English wines in the guided tasting sessions, sample delicious regional fare in the Food Hall, with delicious cheeses and pâtés, pickles and jams, oils and vinegars, and many other mouth-watering treats. There are 400 artisan enterprises presenting a wealth of ideas for the home and country lifestyle vying for your attention. This year there’s so much more to discover at the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair so book your tickets now and take advantage of the special advance price.

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he internationally renowned BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair is the only fair exclusive to members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association. As a result, the BADA Fair exhibits an unrivalled range of high quality paintings, furniture, silverware, ceramics, clocks, jewellery, glass & textiles from world-class artists & designers such as Chippendale, Tompion & Turner. Chelsea is one of London’s most affluent commercial and residential districts, with Michelin-starred restaurants, independent boutiques and international power-house luxury brands all situated amidst the Regency houses and tree-lined cobbled streets which recall the area’s rich history. The Duke of York Square just off the King’s Road opened in 2003 and was the largest open space to be created in London for over 20 years. Together with nearby Sloane Street, the Duke of York Square contains many of London’s most revered designer names: Lulu Guinness, Smythson and Jo Malone represent some of the best of British brands, while Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Hermès bring the area to the international forefront of luxury retail. The area overflows with cultural attractions all situated within a few minute’s walk of the BADA Fair: The Royal Court Theatre

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on Sloane Square is home to cutting-edge contemporary theatre and was Britain’s first national theatre company; Cadogan Hall, London’s newest concert hall, offers a rich and varied programme of live events; and Saatchi Gallery, which occupies the Grade II listed Duke of York’s Headquarters building, has a varied programme of contemporary

and often controversial art. Saatchi Gallery has supported iconic artists such as Damian Hirst and Tracey Emin and originally coined the term ‘Young British Artists’: it is next to this building, a former army headquarters and now the scene of ground-breaking contemporary art, that the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair sets up its global event. Many of London’s best five star boutique hotels can be found in Chelsea, offering a fusion of high luxury and quintessentially British Regency surroundings permeated by aristocratic grandeur. The BADA Fair is delighted to work with these hotels, carefully selected because of their firstclass service and proximity to the BADA Fair. A hand-picked selection are offering BADA Fair visitors special rates, including tickets to the BADA Fair..

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s soon as the last model has stepped off the catwalk at London Fashion Week, Somerset House is instantly transformed into a unique 4-day designer shopping emporium. Set within the stunning grounds of Somerset House, Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is the complete experience. Visitors can expect only the very best designers with exclusive collections and discounts of up to 70% from over 100 brands including Pringle of Scotland, Twenty8Twelve, French Sole, ALICE by Temperley and Paper London. The full list of designers will be released on to the website shortly. The ever-popular catwalk shows will take place within the official British Fashion Council Show Space. Legendary stylist and award-winning Fashion Director Hilary Alexander will be styling the Spring/Summer ’13 ‘Trend’ catwalks, pinpointing exactly what will be influencing our wardrobes this season. In addition, a brand new schedule of ‘Designer Highlight’ catwalk shows will once again feature a whole host of British brands including ALICE by Temperley, Issa London, Twenty8Twelve and Louise Gray. Each designer will be showcasing their current collection, giving visitors a glimpse of the real London Fashion Week experience. Vodafone London Fashion Weekend welcomes back Zoe Hardman to present the shows, as well as a special appearance internationally renowned model and presenter, Jade Parfitt. The Vodafone Lounge is back and better than ever with a larger Event Space and more trend talks from fashion industry experts, beauty tips, exclusive pop-up designer shopping, which last season welcomed the likes of the wonderful Henry Holland and Hilary Alexander. Be entertained by vintage acts and top DJs. Be inspired with talks by top fashion personalities. Get your foodie fix by dining at some of London’s best restaurants and bistros including Somerset House’s resident outlets by Tom

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Aiken and the new restaurant from Fernandez and Wells. Vip The Fashionable Way – The Luxe Ticket Experience all the front row luxury and red carpet glamour of the real Fashion Pack with the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend S/S 13’s all new, most exclusive ticket yet, the LUXE ticket. Our Fashion VIPs will be treated to a fashion event experience like no other, with a whole host of brand new features and inclusions for the upcoming season. Priced from £120, a few things included in the package are: Welcome Champagne and Canapé Reception with Style Talk Front Row seat at the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend trend show VIP Concierge service to help plan your day Access to private LUXE Lounge Private till point with shopping collection service The LUXE Edit – Shop from a range of signature British pieces in this exclusive pop up shop (only for LUXE guests) Limited edition Tote Bag O  ptional add on 2 course lunch/dinner package at Tom’s Kitchen (on-site restaurant) Customers can buy their tickets in advance of the event via see tickets – prices start from £15.50: tickets/book-tickets There may be a limited number of tickets available to buy on the door. However we cannot guarantee this – it completely depends on the capacity within the venue at that time. Therefore we strongly recommend visitors book their tickets in advance, as tickets are extremely limited. Tickets can be bought via the website at or by 0871 230 1558.


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rt13 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank is unique in that it will be global – bringing together over 120 galleries from 30 countries, both from the West but also from right across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Showing painting, sculpture, photography, prints and editions and multimedia, this will be a great place to discover and buy great art from around the world. With prices ranging from £100 to £500,000, there will be something to suit everyone. Furthermore, Fortnum & Mason will be creating a bar and restaurant especially for the Fair. So whether you fancy a glass of champagne, a lunch or their world famous afternoon tea, you can kickback and relax at the Fair in fine style. The exhibitor list features established and emerging galleries such as Karsten Schubert, London, Pearl Lam, Shanghai and Hakgojae, Seoul, showing a range of works from both Eastern and Western artists. In addition, the Fair will recognise the importance of photography, while a Prints and Editions section underlines Art13 London’s ethos of accessibility, allowing new collectors to find interesting works by leading artists. A number of global galleries will bring photography to Art13 London, showcasing a variety of contemporary work from international artists. Galleries presenting photography at the Fair will include 2902 1 4 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

Gallery, Singapore, Jack Bell, London, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London and Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris and Beijing Art13 London’s recognition of the importance of photography is reflected by the Fair’s philanthropic partnership with Positive View Foundation. The Foundation will showcase selected works from their current ‘Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour’ exhibition at Somerset House during Autumn/Winter 2012 and from their upcoming show ‘Landmark: Fields of Photography’,

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he Telegraph CRUISE Show is the UK’s only event dedicated to discovering a world of voyages. From small boutique river boats to modern resort style ships perfect for the whole family, this is your chance to meet with over 100 cruise lines and specialist operators all under one roof - and have a great day out! Visitors to the March show can get up-to-date insider tips and advice from the experts, attend the informative FREE talks and participate in the exciting panel discussions, discover different ship styles and incredible destinations, Be sure not to miss the UK’s biggest cruise showcase - perfect for those new to cruising and needing help to plan their first voyage, or seasoned cruisers looking for inspiration for their next holiday at sea. This is the only place where

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you will find all the major and specialist cruise lines under one roof, hear directly from the cruise experts about what’s new for 2013/2014 and save thousands of pounds with the exclusive show only offers! So whether you enjoy sailing in six-star comfort, visiting remote destinations, have a spirit for adventure or prefer relaxing

in the most modern resort style ships perfect for the whole family, then The Telegraph CRUISE Show is the place to be. Cruising is the fastest growing travel sector and with over 20,000 people expected to attend the event held in Olympia’s impressive Grand Hall in March, this really is an unmissable show offering inspiration and expert advice to anyone considering a holiday at sea.

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pring clean your life with the Vitality Show 2013, the UK’s largest health, beauty, fitness, healthy-eating and wellbeing event for women. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of health and nutrition, beauty, fitness, wellbeing and the biggest day spa they have ever produced, your favourite feel-good show just got even bigger. The Vitality Show marks its 14th birthday this year bringing the UK the latest trends and technology in all things health, beauty and fitness. The experiences on offer reflect the varied and diverse lifestyle of their audience and this year is as epic as ever. Once again leading authorities and celebrity experts will grace the stages, giving advice to guests on everything from career breaks to how to dress for your shape, and the most indulgent pampering sessions in town will be on offer. For the first time Vitality has teamed up with the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation to bring an ‘arenaful’ of sporting activities for guests to try out and maintain the golden Olympic legacy of women’s sporting successes. Not forgetting their personal lives, they are also enrolling their guests in a sex academy, which features every thingymagig you need to be a success in bed and loads of advice from their sexperts. They will also be conquering fears and phobias so you can spring clean your psyche too. All in a day’s work!

X-Factor finalist Ella Henderson will provide the entertainment in one of her first live performances since she burst into public consciousness as the new icon of Girl Power. With soulful and tear-jerking renditions of classic songs and, exclusively, her own material, you will be able to toast her success whilst getting a manicure at the beauty bar. So grab your girlfriends, pick up a glass of champagne and book your places for the ultimate feel-good event, the Vitality Show. Tickets are now on sale, so get on it! Tickets details and treatment pre-booking are available at The Vitality Show The Vitality Show is the UK’s largest health, beauty, fitness, healthy-eating and wellbeing event for women. The Vitality Show is owned by VOS Media Ltd (part-owned by the Telegraph Media Group), one of the largest consumer events companies in the UK, producing The Ski & Snowboard Show, The London Bike Show, The Outdoors Show and The Vitality Show annually attracting over 100,000 visitors. The company has been nominated for no less than 12 awards in the last two years, winning ‘Most Impressive Visitor Experience’ and ‘The Innovation Award’ to name but a few.

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reitling has chosen David Beckham as the face of its Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch. The new campaign establishes a long-term partnership between the innovative and historic Swiss brand and one of the world’s most celebrated icons.

One of the world’s most successful sportsmen and style icons, Beckham stars in the Breitling advert featuring a highly evocative visual shot by renowned American photographer Anthony Mandler. On the runway of the

Mojave Air & Space Port in California, the striking image shows Beckham standing in front of a private jet wearing his Transocean Chronograph Unitime. Through its long-established ties with aviation, the sky has always been the limit for Breitling – as the brand has proved throughout its history by creating a number of travel watches including the famous Unitime in the 1950s and 60s.

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In the spring of 2012, it took things to the next level by presenting the Transocean Chronograph Unitime. Equipped with the new Manufacture Breitling Calibre B05 featuring a patented mechanism, this world-timer chronograph has asserted itself as the ultimate travel watch thanks to its double disc enabling permanent readings of the time in all 24 timezones, and its ultra-user-friendly crown-operated correction system.

BRINGING THE WORLD TO THE WRIST Breitling reasserted its horological mastery by launching a “world time” chronograph equipped with a new calibre entirely developed and produced in-house. Thanks to its double disc, the Transocean Chronograph Unitime simultaneously and constantly indicates the time in all 24 timezones. An innovative system based on a patented mechanism enables the user, when changing timezone, to adjust all the indications in one smooth and easy move by simply turning the crown. An exceptional new instrument has made its grand entry into the world of exclusive fine mechanisms.

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TIME FOR TRAVEL While the chronograph and instruments for professionals have established themselves since 1884 as Breitling’s domain of excellence, travel watches have also played an important role in the history of the brand with the winged B. In sharing the finest hours in the conquest of the skies, Breitling accompanied the boom in air transport and long-distance travel. During the 1950s and 60s, the brand distinguished itself by introducing a sophisticated model named Unitime, a selfwinding “world time” watch that has since become a much sought-after collector’s item. Today, Breitling is further extending its invitation to enjoy travel and performances by combining universal time and the chronograph function within a new model in the Transocean range – a collection reflecting all the refinement and prestige of luxury long-distance journeys. Associating innovative technology with stylish aesthetics, the Transocean Chronograph Unitime is distinguished by its modern, pure lines and the infinite care lavished on the smallest details – such as its dial


bearing a globe pattern. It comes in steel or red gold versions with the city bezel available in several languages. That unmistakable first-class feeling on the wrist.

PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT In creating Calibre 01, the Breitling engineers devised the world’s best chronograph movement. In developing the new Calibre 05, based on the same high-performance architecture, they have also reinvented the world time mechanism by equipping it with an adjustment system boasting unprecedented user friendliness. The Transocean Chronograph Unitime features two mobile discs: a 24-hour disc and a disc bearing the names of 24 cities representing the world’s 24 time-zones. The time shown by the central hands corresponds to that of the time-zone displayed at 12 o’clock. The city disc also bears indications serving to take account of “summer” or daylight saving time (DST). When the user changes timezone, he need only pull out the crown

and turn it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments in order to correct the hours, the city disc and the 24-hour disc in one smooth move. Meanwhile, the calendar is easily adjusted in both directions to the date corresponding to local time. During these manoeuvres, the minute and seconds hands continue turning normally without any loss of precision, and without disturbing any chronograph timing operations in progress. “I’ve always been a long-time admirer of Breitling”, said David Beckham. “As a company they create not only the highest-performance watches but also timeless designs that have inspired generations. It was a natural choice for me to partner with this fantastic brand.”

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Wayne Rooney’s diamond-encrusted motorcycle up for sale AT BONHAMS, CHESTER ON WEDNESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2013 Wayne Rooney may be best known for shining on the football field, but the Premier League star could be set for a glittering display of a different kind at Bonhams next month. Apart from his awesome skills on the field he also has to his credit, the design of a unique motorcycle. 2 4 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3



t would appear that the Manchester United man has been busy away from the football field of late, after unveiling a special motorcycle he designed himself. The 2012 Lauge Jensen cruiser-inspired bike boasts a variety of unique modifications including an autographed ‘No 10’ football shirt which has been mounted and lacquer-sealed onto the petrol tank of the vehicle.

season. The goal has been described by others as being of the highest quality and technical excellence, powerful and beautiful. I hope you will agree that the bike is all of this and more. The fact that the funds raised will go to kids in Denmark is a great way for me, on behalf of all the players at Manchester United, to say ‘thank you’ for the support we receive from the Danish people.”

Allied to this are the specially-illustrated rear mudguards that boast artwork of Rooney celebrating his famous overhead kick goal against rivals Manchester City in 2011.

The bike is expected to fetch somewhere between £40,000 and £60,000 when it rolls onto the auction block at a special sale of sports memorabilia held by Bonhams in Chester on Wednesday 20TH February.

However, the most striking of the new additions is the special shift rod that incorporates some 21 black AA diamonds and a white TW/VS diamond. Rooney said: “I was really excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the design of a unique ‘Wayne Rooney’ Lauge Jensen custom bike. The bike we have designed takes its inspiration from the celebration of my overhead kick against Manchester City last

All the proceeds from the sale will be going to KidsAid, a Danish charitable foundation that helps young people affected by illness.

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Fall in love with the This February, head down the western end of the King’s Road, past the fire station, to discover some real shopping secrets that you’ll fall in love with. Here you’ll see some familiar names such as Cath Kidston, Brora and Ghost as well as some unique boutiques and distinctive shops such as Tea Palace, Austique, Leggera Nell’Aria and Designers Guild. Looking for somewhere special for a romantic meal? There’s also a splendid selection of restaurants, bars and cafés to choose from: Bluebird Chelsea; Beaufort House Brasserie; Big Easy; Busaba Eathai and My Old Dutch all offering a delicious range of eating options for every budget. 1 LOBSTER LOVE AT BIG EASY BIG EASY 332-334 KING’S ROAD SCHMOOZING couples at Big Easy can whisper sweet nothings over a lobster to share, from 3 pounds for just £29.95 to 6 pounds for £59.95, all served with fries, house salad and a frozen margarita or cold beer followed by a Grand Ice Cream Sundae for two for £9.95. They’ll even throw in a Valentine’s cocktail for free*, but there’s a tongue in cheek catch – you’ll need to ask your waiter to marry you! Just don’t let your date over hear. Social media lovers are also in with a chance to win a dinner for two on Cupid’s favourite day of the year. To enter share your story on how you met your better half via Twitter @BigEasyTweet and #howwemet. 2 PASSION AT THE PALACE TEA PALACE 340 KING’S ROAD TO CELEBRATE Valentine’s Day, the season of love and romance, luxury tea retailer Tea Palace, have launched Perfect Passion. This limited edition tea is a blend of the fi nest black tea leaves with real passion fruit pieces and bright yellow sunfl ower blossoms, for a unique and tropical taste. Perfect Passion, along with a wonderful selection of Valentine’s Day inspired teas and gifts are all available from Tea Palace stores and online at Want to learn more about tea and health? You are warmly invited to join Tea Palace founder Tara Calcraft, for ‘An Audience with the Tea Lady: Healthy Blends for Body and Mind’. Come and join their resident Tea Lady as she guides you through the world of green and white teas. Discover the 2 6 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

many health benefits and sample a wide range of teas so you have the opportunity to find your perfect cup of tea. 11am Thursday 7th February – Tea Palace, 340 Kings Road, SW3 5UR. Full details at teapalacelondon or call the Chelsea store on 020 7352 5834. 3 PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR VALENTINE LEGGERA NELL’ARIA 261 KING’S ROAD BEAUTIFULLY crafted bags from Canvas and screenprinted with famous bags. Pomikaki is a new brand that is being stocked at LNA Boutique. Created in Italy but made in Japan these bags are huge fun and really do not take themselves seriously. They come in lots of different colours with and without studs and are really affordable (unlike the real ones!). Prices start at £85-£140. Come instore to see the full range. 4 MARILYN MOORE 320 KING’S ROAD THIS is one of three London stores run by the designer Marilyn Moore. Her label was set up in 1994 with the concept to design a collection that was individual, with a twist of the old English classics. Her collections are all about comfort, style and femininity. Many of her garments are real investment pieces which become year in year out favourite wardrobe items. Every season sees a great range of knitwear pieces made from the fi nest cashmere, silk, cotton and linen. This season is no exception. Marilyn Moore look forward to welcoming you in their King’s Road store to view their latest Spring/Summer collection 2013. 5 KING’S ROAD DENTAL CLINIC 295 KING’S ROAD THE home of beautiful smiles! Behind the most famous pink door in Chelsea is The King’s Road Dental Clinic – a member of the world renowned Harley Street Dental Group, offering you the latest advancements in oral health care, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisible braces and facial rejuvenation. Their award winning team pride themselves on delivering the most appropriate treatment plan for all ages including children. In case of dental emergency they endeavour to help you immediately. Reader’s Offer: £50.00 Comprehensive consultation including X-rays. Call 020 3582 4240 to book your consultation.



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omic Relief can now exclusively reveal new details about this year’s Red Nose Day campaign, with information about this year’s Noses, Stella McCartney T-shirt designs and the big night of TV. This year, Comic Relief has put together a team of celebrity Fun Raisers with one very important mission: to help the nation do something funny for money. Featuring Mary Berry, Lenny Henry, Jessie J, Keith Lemon and Helen Skelton, this team of celebrities has all the fundraising ideas anyone could ever need to raise stacks of cash this Red Nose Day. Jessie J is shaving her head to raise lots of ‘money, money, money’ for Red Nose Day, and Comic Relief can reveal that she will be shaving her hair down to 0.5mm, live on the big night, BBC One on Friday 15th March. Jessie J said: “Shaving my head for charity is something I’ve promised to do for a long time and Comic Relief has given me the opportunity to try and raise as much money as possible. I’m so excited to join this year’s team of celebrity fun raisers so I’ll be shaving my head live on TV!.” The BBC will host a truly unforgettable night of TV: Red Nose Night, hosted by some of Britain’s top comedy stars including Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Jack Whitehall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman. The show will also be packed full of pure comedy gold with sketches from the Call the Midwife cast, Rowan Atkinson as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Fresh Meat and a special Russell Howard’s Good News. One Direction has recorded this year’s official Red Nose Day single, One Way or Another. The band will perform the single, a cover of Blondie’s 1978 smash hit, for the first time at this year’s BRIT awards on Wednesday 20th February. The single will be released on iTunes on Sunday 17th February, the CD will be available to buy in Sainsbury’s from 18th February. This year’s Red Nose Day t-shirts have been designed by none other than Stella McCartney. Kate Moss, One Direction and a host of famous faces including Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, David Walliams, Jack Whitehall and Claudia Winkleman have been pictured wearing them. These fashion must-haves are available to buy from TK Maxx nationwide, and There are three different Dinosaur Red Noses to choose from this Red Nose Day, all available from Sainsbury’s,, Oxfam or rednoseday. com. Priced at £1 with at least 60p going to Comic Relief. About Comic Relief & Red Nose Day Comic Relief spends the money raised through Red Nose Day to help change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa. TK Maxx’s Stella McCartney for Red Nose Day range are priced varying on design and size. Kids from £5.99 with at least £2.50 going to Comic Relief, adults from £9.99 with at least £5 going to Comic Relief and fashion range £14.99 with at least £8 going to Comic Relief. Available from TK Maxx stores Nationwide and and One Direction will forgo any royalties due to them and will not receive any payment in connection with this charity single. “Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England & Wales); SC039730 (Scotland). This is expected to be £1 for each CD sold in the UK and at least 20p for each download sold in the UK. Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

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ondon marked the start of a year-long celebration of all things Aston Martin, with a ceremony in Chelsea’s Henniker Mews – the original home of the company that went on to become Aston Martin, founded on 15th January 1913. Joining with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust to unveil a commemorative plaque, the sports car maker is lining up a special centenary edition of its new ultimate GT – the Vanquish – alongside the oldest Aston Martin in existence, A3. The event recalls the day 100 years ago when founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford saw their new automotive venture incorporated as ‘Bamford and

Martin Ltd’. Production of the very first Aston Martin car, known as ‘Coal Scuttle’ commenced soon after. The ‘Aston’ element was inspired by Lionel Martin’s passion for hill climb competitions, in particular the Aston Clinton hill climb in Buckinghamshire. Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “I am proud to be celebrating 100 years of heritage and the best of British craftsmanship. “Aston Martin is known around the world for our leading design combined with advanced technology. Ours is the coolest luxury car brand on the planet and I am looking forward to our second century of building the world’s most desirable sports cars.” F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3 3 1


Speaking at the unveiling, Roger Carey, Chairman of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust said: “It’s fitting, I think, that we have both the newest and oldest Aston Martins in existence here at Henniker Mews, where this remarkable story began 100 years ago. This is where the workshops were first located and the Aston Martin Heritage Trust felt it was important to record the centenary by creating and displaying a plaque commemorating the start of such an iconic car business.” Aston Martin Chairman, David Richards said: “It’s great to be back at the place where it all started. The Aston Martin story reaches a significant milestone in 2013 with our unique heritage and fiercely independent tradition inspiring exciting chapters yet to come. “We look forward to sharing this milestone with our team, our partners, our customers and Aston Martin enthusiasts with events taking place worldwide over the next 12 months.” In the UK, a week-long Aston Martin festival will take place from 15th July to 21st July. Designed to appeal to owners and enthusiasts of the brand, the Centenary Week will include ‘open house’ activities at Aston Martin’s exclusive Gaydon headquarters, including factory-based events and driving tours and will culminate in a 1,000-guest ‘birthday party’ on Saturday 20th July and a spectacular Centenary gathering in Central London on Sunday 21st July. This highlight of the centenary celebrations will be held in partnership with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and the Aston Martin Owners Club and will feature 100 of the brand’s most iconic cars in a multi-million pound timeline display. The event will also see one of the largest gatherings of Aston Martins in the 100-year history of the great British marque. In addition, appearances at iconic events throughout 2013 including Nürburgring 24-Hours, Silverstone Classic, Villa D’Este, Le Mans 24-Hours and Pebble Beach will ensure that the celebration is truly global. 3 2 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

Ten facts you didn’t know about Aston Martin: 1. T  here have been 10 different versions of the iconic Aston Martin badge. The current version was introduced in 2003 2. T  he Aston Martin wings badge has its origins in ancient Egypt – derived from the open wings of the scarab beetle 3. In 100 years Aston Martin has produced just over 60,000 sports cars 4. I t is accurately estimated that more than 90% of all Aston Martins built are still in existence 5. A  ston Martin has manufactured cars from seven locations in the past 100 years 6. A  ston Martin’s global HQ at Gaydon, the company’s first purposebuilt home, celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2013 7. T  he Aston Martin Owners Club was founded in 1935 at The Grafton Hotel, London 8. T  he now sold-out One-77 hypercar is Aston Martin’s most exclusive, powerful and expensive production model to date 9. It took 2,700 man hours to produce each One-77 10. The painting process for the current Aston Martin range takes between 50 and 70 hours per car A3 – Aston Martin prototype (1921) The first Aston Martin, named Coal Scuttle was built in 1914. Following Coal Scuttle and the Great War, three more prototype cars were built including Bunny (no longer in existence) and chassis number A3 which was the third Aston Martin ever built and the oldest in existence. The car is now owned by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust.


ASTON MARTIN TIMELINE 1913 O  n 15th January 1913 Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin form Bamford and Martin Ltd, based in Henniker Mews, off Fulham Road in London 1915 T  he first Aston Martin is registered on 16 March. It is christened ‘Coal Scuttle’ and powered by a 1389cc Coventry Climax engine 1920 T  he second prototype Aston Martin is developed at new premises at Abingdon Road, Kensington. It’s fitted with a 1487cc engine and front wheel brakes. It is the true forerunner to the first production cars. Count Louis Zborowski begins to invest in the company and Robert Bamford steps away 1922 A  n Aston Martin prototype nicknamed ‘Bunny’ breaks ten world records in 16 1/2 hours at Brooklands. It averages 76mph. Aston Martin fields two cars at the French Grand Prix on 16th July 1925 T  he company goes into receivership but is rescued by Lord Charnwood, John Benson, Augustus Cesare Bertelli and William Renwick. It is renamed Aston Martin Motors and relocates to Feltham, Middlesex 1932 B  ertelli proves the speed and endurance of Aston Martin’s new range by winning the Biennial Cup at the Le Mans 24 hour race with Pat Driscol. Sir Arthur Sutherland becomes the new owner of Aston Martin and focuses his efforts on a new road car range 1935 T  he Aston Martin Owners’ Club is founded at The Grafton Hotel on Tottenham Court Road, London 1939 T  he highly advanced Atom prototype takes shape. It has an early type of spaceframe chassis, independent front suspension, an aerodynamic shape and a four-speed Cotal electric gearbox 1947 Engineering magnate David Brown answers an ad in The Times seeking an owner for a ‘high class motor business’ and buys Aston Martin for £20,000. Following the purchase of Lagonda he forms Aston Martin Lagonda 1948 A  2-litre Sports wins the SpaFrancorchamps 24-hour race 1949 T  hree DB2s tackle the Le Mans 24 hours, including one with a new 2.6-litre in-line sixcylinder engine designed by Willie Watson 1955 David Brown buys Tickford Motor Bodies in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Production of Aston Martins begins to migrate to the new facility 1958 The DB4 is launched, powered by a new 3.7-litre in-line six cylinder engine designed

by Tadek Marek. It produces 240bhp and propels the DB4 to 140mph. The four-seater body is designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, using their ‘Superleggera’ construction method in which handmade aluminium panels are fixed to a tubular frame built onto a substantial platform chassis 1959 T  he DBR1 wins the World Sports Car Championship with victories in the Nürburgring 1000km and at Goodwood along the way. The crowning glory is outright victory at the Le Mans 24 hour with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori at the wheel 1960 A  ston Martin begins its long association with Milan-based coachbuilder Zagato. The DB4 GT Zagato features a 314bhp engine, acrylic windows and a super lightweight body. Only 19 are produced between 1960-1963 1964 S  ean Connery as James Bond drives the new DB5 in Goldfinger and an iconic on-screen relationship is born 1972 David Brown sells Aston Martin and Company Developments take control. In a period of uncertainty Aston Martin changes hands again 1975 C  anadian George Minden and American businessman Peter Sprague rescue the company from administration 1976 The controversial William Towns’-designed Lagonda is launched. It attracts a huge amount of publicity and sales are strong 1981 T  he company changes hands again, this time bought by Tim Hearley’s CH Industrial and Victor Gauntlett’s Pace Petroleum. Gauntlett becomes chairman and quickly begins to turn Aston Martin around 1984 A  utomotive Industrial becomes sole owners of Aston Martin but Gauntlett stays on in his role. He’s soon a shareholder again when shipping magnate Peter Livanos takes a 75% share and Gauntlett the remaining 25% 1986 T  he Vantage Zagato is launched and becomes one of the fastest supercars in the world with a top speed of 186mph. Just 52 Coupés and 37 Volantes are produced. 1987 F  ord Motor Company takes a 75% share of Aston Martin and later becomes sole owner. A period of rapid investment begins 1993 T  he Ian Callum-designed DB7 is unveiled at the Geneva Auto Salon. It goes on sale the following year and is produced at a new factory in Bloxham,

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Oxfordshire. The DB7 goes on to become the most significant Aston Martin to date and represents a turning point for the company The 550bhp Vantage is launched to great acclaim DB7 Vantage Coupe and Volante versions are produced using the first V12 production engine for Aston Martin A new era begins under Dr Ulrich Bez, who becomes Chairman and CEO. His vision of a modern Aston Martin will mark the beginning of the most successful period in Aston Martin’s history A new supercar utilising a bonded aluminium chassis and body with carbon fibre composites is launched. The V12 Vanquish sets a new blueprint for Aston Martin Aston Martin’s new global headquarters is opened in Gaydon, Warwickshire. It’s the first purpose-built facility in the company’s history DB9 production gets underway at Gaydon – the first car to use VH architecture A  ston Martin’s engine plant in Cologne, Germany commences production of all V12 and V8 engines T  he DBR9 marks a return to the racetrack. It will go on to secure class victories at Le Mans in 2007 and 2008 A new chapter in the company’s history is written as Aston Martin returns to independence. The Ford Motor Company sells Aston Martin to a consortium of two international investment houses, Investment Dar and Adeem Investment, led by Chairman David Richards The rapid development of the brand continues. The four-door Rapide is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motorshow and the V12 Vantage and DBS Volante are launched. Aston Martin also unveils the ultimate expression of the marque, the One-77. On its debut the One-77 wins the Design Award in the Concepts and Prototypes Class at the Concorse d’Eleganza, Ville d’Este, Italy A  n historic partnership is rekindled with the launch of the V12 Zagato at the Concorso d’Eleganza, Ville d’Este, Italy. It also went on to win the Design Award in the Concepts and Prototypes Class at the Concorse d’Eleganza The iconic Vanquish name returns for a new flagship. This ultimate grand tourer combines world-leading design, industry-leading technology and advanced engineering to create a car that is the best Aston Martin in history.

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DEVONSHIRE HOUSE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 2 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, NW3 6AE A co-educational IAPS Prep and Pre-Prep School for children from 3 – 13 with its own OAK TREE NURSERY for children from 2½ to 3½

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Sydenham High Football team step out in style When Sydenham High Junior School’s football team takes to the pitch they not only show their skill but also their support for Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) on their new kit. Football was introduced last year to tap interest amongst the girls and is in addition to more than four hours of timetabled sport – double that of the recently-revised Government requirement. Sydenham High Junior School 020 8557 7003 Herne Hill School is well known as an oasis of happy, successful learning and as the largest feeder into the Dulwich Foundation Schools. By focusing on Early Years education (2+ to 7 years), it has developed a strong expertise in making the critical transition from Nursery to School seamless. Next Open Morning: Saturday 9 March 10am – 12.30pm The Old Vicarage, 127 Herne Hill, London, SE24 9LY Tel: 020 7274 6336 Fax: 020 7924 9510 Email: enquiries@ Website:

In touch with nature at Virgo Fidelis Virgo Fidelis Nursery had a wonderful visit to Crystal Palace Park Nursery. They saw all kinds of farmyard animals and some exotic creatures too! Our Nursery and school is just a short journey to the fabulous park. Lucky children to have Crystal Palace Park and Farm on your doorstep. Contact the school for places Call 0208 653 2169 or visit the website at In February, one of Southwark’s longest-serving Headteachers was presented with a CBE from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Dr Irene Bishop, Head of St Saviour’s & St Olave’s in the New Kent Road, was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to education. Dr Bishop, a Head for 19 years, said: “I feel extremely proud and see this as an honour for the whole school community.” St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School, New Kent Road, London SE1 4AN T: 0207 407 1843 Web:

Renaissance 2013 for Sydenham High Sonnet composition, fresco painting, anatomical drawing, music making and creating Shakespearean insults were just some of the experiences on offer at Sydenham High’s first ever Renaissance evening. Inspired by the period’s passion for learning, the evening was an innovative way for pupils, teachers and parents to share their interests and take part in variety of hands on activities from across the curriculum – from science to drama. Sydenham High School 020 8557 7004

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Exam tips from Isadora Platoni, year 10, Sydenham High School “Although exams are a scary prospect I feel well prepared for my GCSEs. The school teaches us how to revise in year 7 and 8 through lessons given by my school’s learning strategies department. We are taught how to make ‘revision products’ which are easily remembered summaries of the things we have to revise. These can be mindmaps, file cards, posters, games - whatever suits our learning style. We learn these techniques early so we have plenty of time to practise them before GCSEs and the teachers include these approaches in their lessons. I use a lot of mindmaps because they show connections between ideas. We also get given a Revision Guide before each set of exams which is a booklet that lists all the things we have to revise. I find this helpful because it helps me to plan my revision.”

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From my experience these would be my top tips for exams:Break your revision up into chunks each day Have a plan Start early and make revision products when you have a class test. “My mum came to a revision seminar for parents here when I was in year 7 so she helped me in years 7&8.” For more information about Sydenham High School 19 Westwood Hill, London SE26 6BL Call 020 8557 7000

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Year 7: External entry assessments on Monday 11 March 2013 Year 12: Additional places available

020 8557 7004 19 Westwood Hill London SE26 6BL

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Sixth Form


Why choosing an independent school leads to top university places words Peter B Hamilton, Headmaster of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School


t is getting inreasingly difficult to get into the top universities - competition is fierce with thousands of students applying for each place. It is worth taking a step back to review how parents can best support their children through the daunting process of UCAS applications, and ultimately achieve the university place of their choice.

demands of higher education. Many will have debated at The Hague with the Model United Nations, played London concert venues, taken plays to Fringe festivals, and competed at national level in rugby, fencing or lacrosse all relevant to their personal statements. Participating in such activities demonstrates a willingness to get involved, an aptitude for tackling complex challenges, and a social awareness of the world around them; all qualities expected by university admissions teams.

Instilling the right attitudes and approach is paramount in achieving success. This is one of the many strengths of the independent school system. Academic excellence is a crucial factor as university offers are conditional on achieving specific results. At interview, however, intellectual rigour and curiosity will help your child stand out from the crowd. The independent system fosters that from day one, encouraging students to go beyond the basic curriculum, discover their own interests in the world and pursue them. Students can devise their own coursework titles, choose additional languages, and undertake contemporary scientific research simply unavailable to them elsewhere. Having the support and resources to make these choices increases their value as a prospective undergraduate.

Many independent schools offer dedicated careers teams, who will discuss your child’s university options, enabling them to make the best choices possible for their future success and happiness. As your child progresses through the public examination years, having someone to guide them through their choice of subjects can make or break their application. The most competitive courses - Law, Medicine, and Economics - require you to take a specific set of A Levels just to apply. Excellent pastoral care can also ensure the whole UCAS process won’t seem as daunting. Students often receive one-to-one attention from tutors who know them personally, producing stronger and more successful applications.

Independent schools also help develop intellectual independence and encourage students to have the confidence to articulate their opinions, particularly in the Sixth Form. This can make a noticeable difference when students attend interviews. They are better informed, more relaxed and self-assured than other candidates.

Choosing an independent school means more than ensuring your child has access to the best facilities and educational support, it is an investment in their future that will develop the life-skills they will need for future successes, and greatly increase their chance of securing a place at a coveted university.

Academic successes, however, will only take them so far. The best universities are on the look out for students who have already distinguished themselves across a range of extra-curricular programmes. The independent sector is fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which can provide a wealth of additional experiences and skills that will equip your child for the 1 0 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3AF Open Day Saturday 5th October 1-4pm Telephone: 020 8266 1700 Email:

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls

learning & independence Open Day 5th October 2013 Juniors 10am-12.30pm, Seniors 2pm-5pm Scholarships and Financial Assistance available from 11+ Independent Day School for Girls aged 4-18 Aldenham Road, Elstree, Herts, WD6 3BT e: t: 020 8266 2300 Registered Charity No. 313996

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School Nurturing Excellence

An outstanding independent day school for boys aged between 5 and 18.

Open Day Saturday 5th October 2013, 1–4pm (no appointment necessary)

Headmaster Peter B Hamilton MA Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3AF Tel: 020 8266 1700

registered charity no: 313996


Joe Cowan is Director of Sport at Merchant Taylors’, Northwood. Joe was a teenager with Norwich City FC before specializing in Hockey at Loughborough, and beyond. Joe is an England Hockey centrally contracted coach and England Under 16 Boys’ Assistant Coach



words Joe Cowan

port will be high on your child’s list of priorities when it comes to senior schools! You will understand that sport plays a pivotal role in child development. Sport develops teamwork and confidence through mastering new skills. It helps form fast friendships and the habit of participation. It is the key to a healthy lifestyle. The relaxation it provides may be a crucial antidote in years to come to the fierce pressures that are the norm in many careers. Your child will grow through sport and discover a source of joy and passion that can last a lifetime. So consider: does the school have a sporting ethos in which fair play, as well as excellence is considered an important aspect of education? Has it the sort of talented coaches that can inspire and pass on skills and disciplines to youngsters? Does it provide opportunities for your child to develop as a sportsman across a wide range of sports? At the elite end, are there students playing at county, regional and national level? Are there academic PE options at GSCE and A-Level that can open up career opportunities in performance, psychology and the business of sport: marketing, sports media, and research? Is sport delivered primarily by the PE staff or does the whole school commit to games, with all pupils and staff are out on the pitches together? ‘Whole school games’ has several advantages. It allows the pupils to see subject teachers as more than narrow specialists. It promotes warm pupil-teacher relations. It provides children with admirable role models who share their enthusiasms. It also makes it far easier to recruit external coaches to support the outstanding specialist teachers. Some schools focus on high-end performance; others – like Taylors’ - provide a ‘developmental’ approach, focused on participation for the younger children and developing that into performance for the older ones. All boys (even the not particularly “sporty”) find something they can enjoy that

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becomes part of the fabric of their lives. This breadth is complemented by an ethos that includes increasing the number of pupils representing their county, region or indeed performing in national squads. “Facilities” are secondary – look at Bradman or Pelé! If a school really wants to offer rowing, equestrianism, golf, fencing, fives, windsurfing, swimming, croquet, sailing, and sub-aqua sports - it will! Most schools offer competitive sport to all pupils. How many teams are put out? What range of sports is offered (individual and team)? Will your child get a game? Is the approach ‘win at all costs’ or a developmental one? Children learn nothing from a 10-0 drubbing. They learn very little from a 10 wicket victory. Check out the fixture list. Is it the same as a few years ago? A dynamic sports school will not rest easy on its laurels and retain traditional fixtures if they result in embarrassingly easy wins. Look for a school that develops its fixture list so that the children may at first experience narrow defeat against strong opposition, but then be motivated by this to raise the bar so that their confidence, skills and performance improve year-on. Many schools offer scholarships for sport. What does their scholars’ programme actually offer? The best programmes support and improve high level youngsters and also encompass all-rounders and specialists. They focus on supporting and improving the pupil – not the school’s results! Taylors’ has a dynamic programme where scholars enjoy additional classes including yoga and ballet – for strength and conditioning. A personal mentor meets each scholar weekly to review progress and discuss performance. Sport is a common language that cuts across social and national divides and provides life-changing experiences. Pupils learn respect, adherence to a set of rules, to win modestly and lose with dignity. Few lives are failure-free and the resilience that a child needs to overcome life’s knockbacks and go on to success is often first learned on the sports field.


Merchant Taylors’ School Excellence, integrity and distinction since 1561 1561

Open Morning

May 11th 2013 10.00 - 12.30

Why not choose the best for your son? • A ‘Top Ten’ boys’ school • ‘Outstanding’ - 2008 School Inspection • Inspirational teaching • Unique tutorial system • Civilized, friendly & unpressured • Small class sizes • Magnificent sports fields • Superb facilities set in 250 acres

• 2014 Registration: 13+ June 30 2013 11+ November 30 2013 16+ December 31 2013 • Bursaries • Academic, Art, Drama, Sport and Music Scholarships

Getting here • Car MTS is 15 minutes from the M1, the M25 and the A40 • Coaches Beaconsfield, Ealing, Harpenden, Harrow, Highgate, Mill Hill, Radlett, Stanmore • Transit MTS is adjacent to Moor Park (Metropolitan Line)

Chiltern line trains change at Rickmansworth

Guided tours (last tour 11.30) The Head Master speaks at 11.15 and 12.15

Please contact Penny Wright, Admissions Secretary +44(0)1923 845514 Merchant Taylors’ School Northwood Middlesex HA6 2HT

Excellence, integrity and distinction since 1561.

For boys 11 - 18


Virgo Fidelis

Co-educational academic excellence is closer than you think.

A rich history of educating young minds

Alleyn’s School, Dulwich: 14 minutes from London Bridge; 12 minutes from Victoria.

The children are the best advertisement. Come and see for yourself. Staff have a wealth of experience and expertise. They have specialist teachers in French, Sports and Music. Every child is encouraged to be the best they can be and to develop their own special talents. The children go on to a variety of independent, grammar and state schools knowing they have developed enough confidence and ability to flourish in the next stage of their educational journey. For more information about Virgo Fidelis Prep School, Salters Hill, London call 0208 6532169

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Westminster 3 miles

Surrey Quays 4 miles

Notting Hill 6 miles

Marble Arch 5 miles

Knightsbridge 6 miles

Greenwich 4 miles

Fulham 6 miles

Clapham 3 miles

The City 5 miles

Chelsea 6 miles

Borough 5 Miles

The school has grown substantially in recent years in order to cope with the demand for the kind of education that they offer. Their grounds offer a safe haven where learning and growing can flourish. They also have a thriving Nursery run by an excellent team of staff.

Battersea 5 Miles

Children from all faiths are welcomed and The school was founded in 1848 by Mother St Mary, under the patronage of Cardinal Wiseman. This devout Frenchwoman was a gifted teacher, and under her guidance the school grew rapidly. Amongst the school’s early supporters was Bishop Thomas Grant, who is buried in the Convent’s cemetery.

Balham 3 Miles


irgo Fidelis are proud to be part of a French order of Sisters which has two schools in Britain and several in France, Italy and Belgium where teaching is based on Christian principles with an emphasis on caring and kindness towards others.

Independent day school for boys and girls aged 4–18. Dedicated daily coaches serving inner and outer London.

The Old Vicarage 127 Herne Hill London SE24 9LY

Independent co-ed pre-prep & nursery 3–7 years . Founded 1976 . Member ISA

W E T 020 7274 6336

Excellent and outstanding: 58 times! Verdict from the latest Independent Schools’ Inspection report: The words excellent (highest rating for Whole School and Key Stage 1) and outstanding (highest rating for Early Years) feature an incredible 46 and 12 times, respectively. See

Fun, for life

Main entry at 2+, 3+ and 4+. We look forward to meeting you!

Located in the heart of the city, we offer boys an outward-looking, forward-thinking education that prepares them for life. Academic, Music and Sport scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Please contact the school for more information or to book a place at an Open Afternoon

 020 7489 0291 

Possibly the best advertisement for girls only education in the country Good Schools Guide Review

Founded 1850

An independent school for girls aged 4-18 A level or IB diploma Bursary places and Scholarships available A country setting within London To arrange a visit, please see our website

Couldn’t get into Hurtwood! Left it too late, poor lamb!

What a shame! Hurtwood was the Sixth Form of her dreams, the best in the world for the Performing and Creative arts and brilliant academically, too. How she longed to be part of that cosy, inspiring community... but alas, too late... too late. So don’t delay – contact me now – or


for the rest of your life!

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Central Saint Martins Courses for under 18 Year Olds



entral Saint Martins College of Arts and Design extends their residential programme of intensive holiday courses, designed for their younger audience. The courses are led by the same tutors that teach at Central Saint Martins and a focus on practical designing and making skills. The aim of these courses is to give students a chance to experience study at a world leading art school, build new skills, develop new portfolio work and meet like-minded students with similar interests. With only 16 students per class, there is a high level of interaction

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with the tutors, which makes this a great opportunity for aspiring artists and designers to further develop their portfolio and get a taste of the Central Saint Martins experience. These students will receive expert care, experienced supervision and will benefit from a full social programme throughout their stay. Tuition fees include all teaching, most course materials, shared accommodation, catering (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, sports grounds and tennis courts, computer room and special evening and/or weekend excursions.


Bookings for these residential holiday courses are now being taken directly on the Central Saint Martins Short Course website: 2 Week Easter Arts Camp at Radley College, Oxfordshire, £2445 Art and Design Workshop Easter School for 13-15 year olds Fashion Design and Styling Easter School for 13-15 year olds Art and Design Workshop Easter School for 16-17 year olds Fashion Design and Styling Easter School for 16-17 year olds 2 Week Summer Arts Camp at Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, £2445 Art and Design Workshop Summer School for 13-15 year olds Fashion Design and Styling Summer School for 13-15 year olds Art and Design Workshop Summer School for 16-17 year olds Fashion Design and Styling Summer School for 16-17 year olds 3 Week Summer Arts Camp at International School of Creative Arts, £3770 Art Summer School for 13-15 year olds Design Summer School for 13-15 year olds Fashion Summer School for 13-15 year olds Courses at Central Saint Martins in London for 16 to 18 Year Olds Building a portfolio for art school or preparing an audition piece can be a challenge, especially when there is strong competition for places at the best colleges. Admission tutors look for unique portfolios with something extra that goes beyond school curriculum. By attending a holiday or two day weekend course you can improve your chances to get your first-choice place in your chosen subject. Weekend courses Graphic Design Photography Weekend Fashion Design.

Easter Courses Art and Design Workshops Contemporary Art London Drawing Fashion Design Fashion Patternmaking Fashion Sketchbook Graphic Design Illustration Life Studies Urban Sketchbook Web Design Summer Courses Acting Workshops Animation Art and Design Workshops Contemporary Art London Creating a Project Portfolio Fashion Accessories and Shoes Fashion Design Fashion Sketchbook Fashion Styling Foundation Preparation for IB Students Graphic Design Illustration Interior Design Life Drawing Life Painting London Theatre Experience Making Fashion Photography Portfolio Surgery Street Fashion Textile Art Textile Design Theatre Design Urban Sketchbook Web Design. Christmas Courses Art and Design Workshop Life Drawing, Painting and Abstraction Fashion Design Photography Portfolio Preparation for Architecture.

Short Course Office, Central Saint Martins College Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA United Kingdom For Telephone enquiries and customer service call 020 7514 7015 (From overseas dial +44 20 7514 7015) Monday to Friday 9.30 to 17.30 Email:

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Computer generated image from Banks Road

View from garden

Location of Tansanee

Computer generated of the Lower Terrace











£6.750m (6830 sqft)

The price includes the purchase of the plot and construction of the property with a full project team in place.







INSPIRED BY LONDON’S FAMOUS SHOPPING STREET Following in the wheel tracks of illustrious London-inspired MINI special editions such as the Camden, Bayswater and Baker Street, MINI presents an exclusive new Clubman limited edition model named after London’s most famous high-end shopping street.


ue to premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the MINI Clubman Bond Street fuses the inherent practicality and superb driving dynamics of the Clubman, with a unique interior and exterior interpretation that reflects the style of this most upmarket of London addresses. Production will begin in March 2013, and like many of the goods retailed in the street that bears the same name, such exclusivity will only be available for a strictly limited period: the MINI Clubman Bond Street will be on sale for a limited time only. The MINI Clubman Bond Street is finished in a distinctive and lustrous Midnight Black Metallic for the exterior, with a contrasting roof, exterior mirror caps, bonnet

stripes and the lower sections of the C-pillars all finished in Cool Champagne. Distinctive light-alloy wheels further distinguish this exclusive Clubman: a twin spoke 17” design in black with a highlight being the trim ring around their edge in Cool Champagne. Further embellishment comes from the ‘Bond Street’ script applied to the side indicator surrounds and on the doors’ sill protection strips. Inside, lounge leather sports seats are finished in Carbon Black with contrast piping and stitching. The instrument panel is covered in Black/Carbon Black leather, while other interior surfaces are finished in Deep Champagne. The Chrome Line interior package adds the final flourish to a highly distinctive and truly premium cabin ambience. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3 5 5


As you would expect with such an exclusive limited edition model, the MINI Clubman Bond Street benefits from a wealth of standard equipment, including front fog lights, Chrome line exterior package, climate control, on-board computer, Bluetooth, USB functionality, rain sensor and automatic headlamp activation, sport leather steering wheel, height adjustment for both front seats, the storage package and the lighting package. As with every MINI, customers can enhance the appeal of their car further using the extensive options list of comfort, convenience, design and technology features. The MINI Clubman Bond Street is available with four engine options, consisting of two petrol engines and two diesel-powered options: the MINI Cooper (122hp), MINI Cooper S (184hp), MINI Cooper D (112hp) and MINI Cooper SD (143hp). All engines are linked to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a six-speed automatic available as an option. Model OTR Price MINI Cooper Clubman Bond Street MINI Cooper D Clubman Bond Street MINI Cooper S Clubman Bond Street MINI Cooper SD Clubman Bond Street

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£20,275 £21,625 £23,355 £24,045

The BMW Group The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2012, the BMW Group sold about 1.85 million cars and more than 117,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees. The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years. Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+









new blockbuster exhibition will showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced. Supported by Siemens. Forming part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, Poster Art 150 showcases posters by many famous artists, including Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash, and designs throughout the last 100 years. The 150 posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters; and show the range and depth of the Museum’s collection. Visitors can vote for their favourite poster in the gallery and also online in The Siemens Poster Vote. The most popular poster will be revealed at the end of the exhibition. The exhibition focuses on six themes: Finding your way includes Underground maps and etiquette posters. It also includes posters carrying messages to reassure passengers by showing them what the Underground is like Brightest London celebrates nights out and sporting events, showing the brightest side of London

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Capital culture is about cultural encounters, be these at the zoo or galleries and museums Away from it all looks at the way London Underground used posters to encourage people to escape to the country, the suburbs and enjoy other leisure pursuits Keeps London going features posters about how the Underground has kept London on the move through its reliability, speed and improvements in technology Love your city shows the best of London’s landmarks as featured in Underground posters over the years The following events will take place as part of London Transport Museum’s Poster Art 150 season:

will take you on an audio, visual and literary journey with individual presentations. During the evening the Curator of Poster Art 150, Anna Renton, will lead tours of the exhibition, artist Claire Brewster will run make-and-take workshops and visitors can demonstrate their knowledge of London’s underground during the fab and fun Lines Quiz. 150th London Underground Anniversary Gifts Check out for a range of contemporary and traditional style gifts specially commissioned by London Transport Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary. Admission to the exhibition will be included in the entry ticket to the main Museum galleries - £15.00 (£13.50 for adult concessions) which allows free entry to all the Museum galleries for a whole year. Under 16s go free.

Friday Late…Whose Line is it anyway? FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2013 6.45PM – 10PM TICKETS: £8.00 (£6.00 CONCESSIONS)

Explore the Museum after hours with a glass of wine and enjoy the opening evening of Poster Art 150. Presented in collaboration with Penguin Books, special guest authors

For more information, opening hours and online bookings: London Transport Museum Ltd is a subsidiary company of Transport for London with charitable status. The Museum’s charity number is 1123122

Wedding Open Day - Sunday 3rd March 2013 11.00am - 4.00pm

This is a fantastic opportunity to visit Brocket Hall, set in 543 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. The estate offers complete privacy whilst being easily accessible from London and the neighbouring counties. The exquisite interiors and stunning grounds that surround Brocket Hall make for an idyllic setting. From the grand Ballroom in the Hall to Brocket Hall Golf Club and the delightful award-winning restaurant, Auberge du Lac, we have the perfect venue to suit your dream civil ceremony or wedding reception. For your personal invitation to our Wedding Open Day, please call Julie on 01707 368728 or email Brocket Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG BROCKET-HALL.CO.UK




AT BATTERSEA POWER STATION DEVELOPMENT Building has not even started yet, but the hotly anticipated properties in the first phase of the new Battersea Power Station development have nearly all been reserved.


he Grade II listed power station is at the heart of the 39 acre development. The largest brick building in Europe and an impressive example of Art Deco architecture, the power station will be renovated, as part of the plans. Circus West is the name of the first area of development, with a mix of 800 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses as well as a blend of offices, shops, leisure and hospitality designed by Ian Simpson Architects and de Ryke Marsh Morgan (dRMM). Prices start from £338,000 for a studio, from £423,000 for a one-bedroom, from £613,000 for a two-bedroom and £894,000 for a three-bedroom apartment with first occupancy expected to be in 2016. Situated on the western side of the

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Power Station, Circus West at Battersea Power Station will be a thriving new community where people come to live, work, socialise and spend their leisure time. As well as over 800 apartments, suites, townhouses and penthouses across 8 buildings, Circus West will have a range of amenities and services including art galleries, a Power Station Design shop, independent coffee shops, a boutique theatre, 35,000sq ft of creative business studios, a 15,000sq ft. gym, an indoor swimming pool and a health spa. All residents will have access to an elevated residents garden, with many apartments having an enclosed ‘Winter Garden’ that will provide useable outside space all year around, whilst the penthouses will have private rooftop terraces. Circus West residents will also have access to a 5,000sq ft


private Residents Club designed by David Linley – this club will have a bar, private dining space, library, business centre and a cinema. The site will also provide large areas of public open space including a new six acre riverside park that will provide direct access to Battersea Park and Chelsea via a new riverside pathway adjoining the existing River Thames Walk. Preparation for construction is underway and is expected to begin in the second half of this year. The entire Battersea development will stretch along 400 metres of the River Thames’s south bank, sitting directly opposite Chelsea. The development will coincide with a proposed extension to the

London underground that will bring the Northern Line to Battersea. Rob Tincknell, Chief Executive Officer of Battersea Power Station Development Company, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be welcoming the UK public to the site of one of Britain’s most iconic landmarks. Over the past few months, we have seen enormous interest in this unique development from potential purchasers, and we are delighted to be presenting them with an opportunity to be a part of what is sure to become a vibrant new town centre in the heart of London.” Potential purchasers can find further details at or telephone 020 7501 0678.

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So... you want to meet someone this year?


Exclusive drinks parties, for single, sophisticated, successful guests. No games, no gimmicks, just drinks. Meet new friends whilst looking for ‘the one’


ou’ve got the best home life and enough invitations to fill a diary - just nobody to spoil, to laugh with, no-one to hold your hand & no-one to ask what they did today. You have a wonderful life; full of friends, family and children, but have yet to find ‘the one’ a romantic life filled with passion as grand as that which lives in your own heart. You have done internet dating – met married who said they were single, the 10 years older or 3 stone heavier than their photo, the nose-bleedly boring, the perfect but ‘just no chemistry’, the bitter divorcee still telling the story of his/her ex and how he/she doesn’t ever want to get married again... the ‘seperated’ person who is in a candy-store of divorcees in the internet and who has been multi-dating for 5 years... the too ‘mature’ chasing the too young, the aged lothario who thinks he/she is hot stuff, the 30 year old who wants a sugar mummy/daddy, the arrogant, the poor artist who really could do with someone to pay their rent, the one who lives abroad (and you have children here), one who has an allconsuming hobby, the great body but awful mind, the great mind but awful body... the friends who could have been lovers, the lovers who should have been friends... you’ve met them all, but where, oh where is the lady/man who is nice but not boring, interesting but not neurotic; self confident but not arrogant, is organised without having compulsions, is normal, and real and honest and straightforward, is sociable enough but enjoys the privacy of being together as a couple? They are out there... love is out there but you have to be ‘out there too - he/she is at these events looking for you!

dating; just the best way to meet someone naturally – in person over a drink - and they come recommended through a trusted network of friends and their friends’ friends. Since we out-grew ‘disco’ and had kids and important jobs, many of us want to go out and meet the ‘right kind of people’ and hopefully, ‘the One’ in a relaxed, comfortable environment. One local lady wanted to do just that so she held low-key sophisticated parties in her home for the last 6 years. The parties were hugely successful and word of mouth spread and they grew year by year, and by 2011, there were 180 guests. Every guest said they wanted more friends to come, and wanted to have singles events monthly. So; since then she has arranged drinks parties in some very select cocktail lounges and private members clubs in London for 2 years - and they just keep getting bigger! This is old fashioned social networking at its best – with the concept that you are more likely to meet someone special through a trusted network of friends; and friends-of-friends. These singles drinks evenings are attended by many single, elegant and eligible people who, like you, believe that love is out there, and that looking for it should be fun and fabulous! They are relaxed evenings; just like going out for a normal drink in a smart cocktail bar except everyone there is lovely, single, and eligible! There are now regular Exclusive drinks parties for single, successful, sophisticated people who bring their eminently eligible friends with them just to meet you, creating an ever changing circle of gorgeous, pre-vetted people who are making wonderful and exciting connections. Come and meet new friends, and even better – a gorgeous partner!

If you are happy, no hang ups, no baggage, no tissues or issues. If you are single or divorced - and now you want to meet new friends whilst looking for ‘the one’... If you are unashamedly romantic; have had one taste of love, and got your appetite back... have known love and are ready to find it again, if you have left your emotional baggage in the past, and have been fortified by experience rather than embittered by it - you have come to the right place!. He / she is at these events looking for you!!

There have been many, many couples dating as a result - three engagements and one marriage so far! Do be brave and make the most of the opportunity! Far easier to meet someone in a cocktail bar in a relaxed atmosphere, than to be set up on a date by a friend or pay thousands of pounds to an agency, or trawl through a website to find ‘the one’.

This feels more ‘natural’ somehow, doesn’t it – ‘chemistry’ cant be detected on websites – you have to meet in person - its just “something in the way she moves” .

Join us – we are all making new friends, and many are finding new love! Next drinks evening is very soon! Sign up by email now to get details and be on the guest list.

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‘Inside Abbey Road: The Best Studio In The World’ Abbey Road Studios announce new talks in Studio Two, open to the public in March 2013 “Abbey Road has led the way, pioneered and inspired, and this event proves how pivotal Abbey Road Studios is to the music we love” The Londonist Following the glowing public response to the series of unique events held at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios earlier this year, they are pleased to announce ‘Inside Abbey Road: The Best Studio In The World’ - a new series of talks to be held in the famous Studio Two during March 2013. Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan (authors of the critically acclaimed, definitive book ‘Recording the Beatles’), will give their second series of fascinating and enjoyable talks on Abbey Road Studios’ rich history and continued success at the forefront of today’s music. They will explore the studios’ decades of landmark recordings, celebrating the technology and sonic creativity that lead to epoch-defining music from fêted artists such as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Adele and of course, The Beatles. With over 20 years of research into EMI history, they have uncovered many secrets and have worked with Abbey Road to preserve and illuminate the Studios’ immense history and ongoing legacy. The talks will explore the history and the present day with rare archive photos, film and audio, showing changes to the studio and 6 4 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

equipment, with the Studios’ long progression through all kinds of music, from classical to rock and beyond, including more recent hits recorded, mixed and mastered at the studios. They will also explore the studios’ rich experience in film scoring and even demonstrate how sound and images are synched for some of the biggest movies ever made such as ‘Star Wars’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘Prometheus’ and the new Bond film ‘Skyfall’. Visitors will be allowed early entrance with time to explore and take photographs in the famous Studio Two, where seminal acts like The Beatles, Oasis, The Hollies, The Shadows, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush recorded epoch-defining music. More recently, Elbow recorded their theme for the 2012 Olympics in this legendary studio and artists such as Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ryan Adams, Laura Marling and Feist laid down performances for the ‘Live From Abbey Road’ television show. Brian Kehew, co-author of ‘Recording the Beatles’, is a record producer, engineer and musician. He has worked with The Who, Fiona Apple, Air, Rod Stewart, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and Black Sabbath. Kevin Ryan, co-author of ‘Recording the Beatles’ is a Houston-based producer, arranger and composer. He is also a talented graphic designer and video/film artist.

‘Inside Abbey Road’ events schedule FRIDAY 8TH MARCH Session 1: doors open 2pm / event starts 3pm Session 2: doors open 7pm / event starts 8pm SATURDAY 9TH MARCH Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm SUNDAY 10TH MARCH Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm FRIDAY 15TH MARCH Session 1: doors open 2pm / event starts 3pm Session 2: doors open 7pm / event starts 8pm SATURDAY 16TH MARCH Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm SUNDAY 17TH MARCH Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm Tickets on sale now / £80 / http://www. ADDRESS Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, London, NW8 9AY Please note this event does not include a tour of abbey road studios


Fun for the whole family, a more intimate time together, or

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New Year, New Art at Affordable Art Fair Battersea BATTERSEA PARK: 7TH – 10TH MARCH 2013


ttention art enthusiasts, culture vultures and fledgling collectors: this coming spring, the Affordable Art Fair Battersea returns to Battersea Park. The fair will showcase a range of sculpture, prints, oil paintings, photography and etchings from hundreds of established names and emerging talents alike, all priced from £40 to £4,000. Renowned for its lively and informal atmosphere, the Affordable Art Fair Battersea is a fantastic day out for anyone interested in, or keen to dress their walls with, original art. Within the £40 - £4,000 price range, 75% of exhibited art is in fact priced under £3,000, and a great deal is available for under £1,000 too. As each piece is available to buy and take home the very same day, the fair has established itself as a go-to destination for those looking for unique one-off purchases, as well as more seasoned collectors. Over 100 specially selected galleries from across the UK and abroad will bring their very best work to the famous Battersea Park location; from bronze sculpture to aquatint prints, oil paintings to photography and etchings. Director of the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Nicky Wheeler, comments, “There truly is something for everyone at the fair. Whether it is photography, print or sculpture that you love, we have created an atmosphere that is relaxed and informal so that visitors can browse the galleries and lose themselves in the art that inspires them – uncovering new gems as well as established artists. We encourage people to ask questions, meet some of the 6 6 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

artists responsible for the artworks on show and even have a go at producing their own pieces at one of our many workshops.” As well as browsing thousands of pieces of art, visitors at the event will be able to take part in hands on workshops, attend talks and participate in informal guided tours. In terms of budding talent, the fair will feature an emerging artists’ showcase selected by curatorial collective Jotta, giving visitors the opportunity to spot (and purchase works by) the next rising stars. Families too are encouraged to join in the fun at the fair, where a whole host of free kids’ art activities take place in the Education Space every day so visitors may leave with a few personal pieces - courtesy of their own family talent. For little ones that would prefer to play while parents shop, the fair’s on-site crèche is a bright and fun space for under 10s. The event takes place at Battersea Park on 7th – 10th March. Opening hours 11am – 6pm (Late View Thursday 7th March, 5.30 – 9.30pm) Ticket prices £10 - £20 (concessions £8 - £13) Visit to sign up for email updates and to purchase tickets and gift vouchers for any of the fairs Information 020 8246 4848 Join us on Facebook The Affordable Art Fair, UK Follow us on Twitter @aaflondon


Oscar Romeo Terry O’Neill at Canvas Gallery, Wimbledon Village, SW19 23RD FEBRUARY - 2ND MARCH 2013


erry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers whose work hangs in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. For over six decades, he has photographed the frontline of fame, from the greats of screen and stage to presidents, prime ministers and rock stars. No other living photographer has embraced the span of fame, capturing the icons of our age from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan. He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were

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still struggling young bands in 1963, pioneered backstage reportage photography with David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.’ ‘Oscar Romeo’ is an exhibition of stars of the silver screen photographed by Terry O’Neill.

For more information Canvas Gallery, 38a High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5BY or call 020 8605 2229

Romance your loved one this Valentine’s Day Treat your loved one to a Valentine’s evening to remember at Brocket Hall. Choose from the romantic lakeside setting of the award-winning restaurant, Auberge du Lac, where Executive Chef, Phil Thompson, has designed a special six course tasting menu, or indulge in the magnificent surroundings of the Ballroom with a sumptuous four course dinner beautifully paired with wines selected by our Head Sommelier. Thursday 14th February 2013: Auberge du Lac 6 Course Tasting Menu - from £125 per person Friday 15th February 2013: Brocket Hall Champagne, Canapés and 4 Course Menu & Paired Wines - £125 per person Make a night of it for the ultimate romantic celebration. Luxury accommodation from £175 per couple including breakfast and newspapers. Brocket Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG | Email: | Tel: 01707 335241 BROCKET-HALL.CO.UK




ondon Fashion Week (LFW) is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers. The event is organised by the British Fashion Council and funded by a number of sponsors (including principal sponsor Vodafone). It is a world of celebrities and famous people, beautiful and expensive clothes and general fashion glitz. London Fashion Week puts London and British fashion firmly on the global stage; it is estimated that orders of over £100m are placed during LFW each season. Over 5,000 visitors attend: buyers, TV & radio crews, journalists and photographers. The vibrant and internationally renowned London Fashion Week is always exciting and inspirational, and this month’s event will in no doubt prove to be just that once again, all housed under

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one roof in the neo-classical surrounds of Somerset House. A constantly buzzing key event for those who haven’t got the patience to wait until the latest fashion designs and stylish fashion trends make it into the fashion magazines. The British Fashion Council have announced the provisional schedule of designers who will be showcasing their Autumn/ Winter 2013 collections this month. The provisional timetable demonstrates that next season’s showcase looks set to be one of the biggest and most exciting to date. London Fashion Week: Day One The opening day of the schedule – set to take place on Friday 15th February – features shows from Julien Macdonald, Eudon Choi, Felder Felder and Sass & Bide, plus the graduate offerings from the Central Saint Martins MA students.


London Fashion Week: Day Two Highlights from day two include catwalk displays from Moschino Cheap and Chic, Marios Schwab and House of Holland. London Fashion Week: Day Three Sunday’s timetable sees L’Wren Scott debut alongside LFW regulars Temperley London, Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll and Topshop Unique. London Fashion Week: Day Four Monday will see the latest creations from Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane and Giles – with Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford and JW Anderson bringing the day to a close. London Fashion Week: Day Five The schedule will come to a climax on Tuesday 19th February thanks to new collections from the likes of Roksanda Ilincic, Holly Fulton and Anya Hindmarch. Whistles will hold its first London Fashion Week show. The British brand will unveil its Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Limited Edition collection with an intimate salon-style showcase. The invite-only show will take place in a central London location “reflective of the

brand’s ethos”, revealed a press release. The off-schedule presentation will feature two sittings during the morning of Sunday 17th February. The news comes during a time of significant luxury expansion for Whistles, which has also just announced the opening of a new London flagship store on Dover Street in Mayfair. The two-floor space will stock the full Limited Edition range as well as select footwear, clothing and accessories from the main collection.”We’re delighted to bring Whistles to Mayfair,” said CEO Jane Shepherdson. “This move amplifies Whistles’ position in the market as a contemporary fashion brand leader and compliments the continued growth of our retail store and presence on the high street.” The magic of London Fashion Week is not merely thanks to the fashion designers’ and fashion stylists’ cutting-edge collections but the media excitement that accompanies them. The allure of the show is exceptional and London Fashion Week continues to be the top fashion event pulling visitors from every corner of the globe. For more information about London Fashion Week at Somerset House, including schedules, location, news, video and much more go to

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FASHION FIT FOR THE OSCARS W A Guide to looking like a star on the Red Carpet

ith this year’s Oscars taking place on Sunday 24th February, want to hit up your next big event like an A-list celeb? We consulted top fashion and beauty experts to find out how you can take a paparazzi-approved pic, avoid wardrobe malfunction, and rock any red carpet.

It’s all About the Cocktail Dress You likely don’t have the six-figure budget or 13-person glam squad that your favourite stars do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look stunning. Celeb stylist Phillip Bloch — who wrote The Shopping Diet: Spend Less & Get More— says that it’s really all about the dress, anyway. “Have a cocktail dress always at the ready,” he advises. “Cocktail has become the new black tie, so you can always get away with a cute little black dress. And that LBD can be green or blue or purple.” The best 7 2 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

part? You don’t have to spend a fortune on it. “With Facebook photo tagging, real women can’t always wear the same exact dress twice anymore,” he says. “Find clothes that are transformational. Don’t buy something you will only wear once. Know what you can do with it afterwards.” Draw a Line Between Sexy and tarty There’s nothing wrong with being sexy or seductive, but you don’t want to look tarty. To avoid showing too much skin with your dress, as with your makeup, be sure you are playing up one feature and not all of them. If you have a high slit, we advise against doing a plunging neckline. If you have a backless dress, keep the hemline from creeping up too high. If nothing else, show your shoulders. That’s a great feature on anyone. Think before opting for a skintight frock. If you go with a ‘standing dress,’ you might not be able to dance, sit, or eat. Don’t Overdo the Makeup You may think that this is the time to go all-out




with your makeup. Whatever you do, don’t. “This is not the time to try something new, like 12-inch fake eyelashes … A little bit goes a long way” Bloch says, adding that you should pick one thing that’s easy to finesse but doesn’t require constant upkeep. “Bold red lips are great, but don’t do this and a smoky eye. Pick one. You only want to take a lip gloss and maybe some mascara with you, so know your limits.” Ying Chu, Marie Claire’s beauty director, offers up a great trick for intensifying your eyes for photos without looking overly made up: “Take a black kohl pencil and dot it along your lash line, between your eyelashes, before applying mascara.” Go for Some Killer Heels Always wear a heel when venturing to a party, noting Gwyneth Paltrow’s penchant for wearing sky-high seven-inchers. The higher the better. Platforms are the easiest in this set to walk in, but test them out in advance — wear them around the house for a couple hours — to make sure you can stand and walk in them without toppling over. Also, make sure the shoes are padded so they are a bit more comfortable. If You Can’t, Opt for a Wedge If you know you won’t make it two steps without a rolled ankle in stilettos, wedges are a good compromise. They are obviously more comfortable, or you can go with a thicker heel. In rare cases, flats work. A flat works really well with a ball gown or a full skirt, but it doesn’t look chic with a fitted dress or, say, a mermaid silhouette.” And make it a jeweled sandal, not just a flip flop. Tame those Flyaways If you plan on wearing your hair in a smooth updo or ponytail, like Blake Lively so often


does, “toss a clear brow gel in your evening clutch. Her favorite go-to product? The new Flyaway Tamer from John Frieda Brush the wand over flyaways around your hairline and part whenever you’re checking your lipstick. “No Photoshop needed later!” Make Your Best Pap-Worthy Pose Whether paparazzi are swarming or you are taking a few photos yourself, you want to make sure you look your best. Always puts an arm on your hip and lean against the person you are posing with … You lose a lot of your body and it makes you look slimmer.” It’s all about the grin. “Smile, or flirt, with your eyes,” she says. “Don’t smile too big with your mouth.” Be Strategic with Jewellery Always focus on one statement bold piece per look, but be careful — don’t overcrowd your neck, arms, and fingers with jewellery. If you’re wearing earrings, you can wear a bracelet, and if you are wearing a necklace, you can wear a ring,” she says. Case in point: Heidi Klum, who paired her striking Lorraine Schwartz diamond and ruby necklace (worth $3 million!) with only a pinky ring. Don’t Get on the Worst-Dressed List Be wary of making too bold a statement, like a white dress to a friend’s wedding or a crazy new trend that hasn’t made its way to popular culture just yet. What is a head-to-toe catwalk look that has just come off the runway at London Fashion Week may not necessarily look stylish in a real situation, also this month they are showing their Autumn/Winter 2013 Collections so you don’t want to be out of season, and end up on the worst-dressed list. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3 7 3


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COMING SOON TO NW3!    The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is proud to announce the arrival of our exciting  new restaurant concept, Zaike NW3.    On Friday 22nd February 2013, we open with a menu that showcases traditional recipes  alongside classic Indian street food and an exciting contemporary twist.    This authentic fusion from the heart of India features a dish from the OBE culinary expert  Pinky Lilani and an award winning dish from our very own Chef de Partie,   Arul Rajasekaran.    Open Friday and Saturday nights from 1900 – 2300hrs – last seating at 2200hrs.    Call now on 020 7722 7711 Option 4 to make your reservation. 

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A ROYAL LONDON MARRIAGE L ondon’s most fashionable address in the heart of Knightsbridge, the Royal Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, is teaming up with London’s leading perfumery house, Ormonde Jayne, and fine jewellery designer, Annoushka, to exclusively offer guests’ an extraspecial experience and to further solidify its position as a home-away-from-home.

Offering striking views over Hyde Park, the Royal Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is the address where town meets country. On arrival, guests’ of the stunning Royal Suite will receive an Annoushka Mythology 18ct yellow gold and diamond alphabet pendant in their chosen initial, with an invitation to visit their nearby boutique in Sloane Square or within Harvey Nichols during their stay. Retailing for £395, the Annoushka 7 6 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

Alphabet pendant has been worn by a host of beautiful faces including Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Stewart and Rihanna. Guests’ of the Royal Suite will also be invited for a complimentary ‘Perfume Portrait’ at Ormonde Jayne’s flagship boutique in Sloane Square. The art of bespoke perfumery is to understand which oils evoke a positive sensation. The Ormonde Jayne Perfume Portrait takes guests on a personal voyage of discovery and concentrates the mind by smelling single notes to help them find their Ormonde Jayne scent. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s Royal Suite guests’ will then receive their personal 50ml bottle of parfum, poured at 30% strength, in a hand blown flacon with a personalised engraved gold stopper with engraved initials or a special memorable date in a handmade box as a gift.

Remaining true to the elegant Victorian architectural heritage and


introducing a fresh, contemporary style, the 242 square-metre Royal Suite evokes a feeling of staying in a chic city apartment, and includes a master bedroom and bathroom, separate living room, dining room and kitchen and two adjoining additional bedrooms. Raised ceilings and handcrafted furnishings are complemented by the city’s only sweeping 70 meter balcony overlooking leafy Hyde Park, large enough to entertain up to 40 guests. Original artwork is showcased in the suite due to a unique partnership with the Halcyon Gallery, including an Issis Sculpture in the living room which mimics the one in Hyde Park. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London launched its exclusive partnership with London’s leading perfumery house Ormonde Jayne at the beginning of 2012 with the launch of a full range of elegant Isfarkand products in all guest rooms and suites. Rates at GBP £14,500 ++ for the three bedroom suite. For reservations, please call 020 7201 3773 or email

About Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London With bustling Knightsbridge on its doorstep and leafy Hyde Park at its rear, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is London’s most prestigious address. Blending sumptuous guestrooms with a world-leading spa and a stylish bar, it is the definitive destination for a luxury escape. And with two award-winning restaurants including Bar Boulud, London and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the first London restaurant for one of the UK’s most renowned chefs, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park stands at the culinary centre of the capital. About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 28 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 13 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3 7 7


The Penfolds Collection A WINE COLLECTION LIKE NO OTHER “There are Penfolds collections then there is THIS collection! Visually and pedigreed, probably the finest in the world…coveted by many.” Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Mr Peter Gago


edonism Wines (London) presents an opportunity to invest in a piece of winemaking history, ‘The Penfolds Collection’. In what is thought to be the finest set of Penfolds wines ever to be sold, ‘The Penfolds Collection’ includes a full vertical of signed Grange spanning six decades, from the experimental first vintage of 1951 through to current vintage of 2007. Each bottle has been authenticated and signed by one of Penfolds Chief Winemakers including Max Schubert, John Duval, and Peter Gago – masters of Grange, past and present. Assembled for the ultimate wine connoisseur, ‘The Penfolds Collection’ also includes a set of thirteen magnum cases, including Penfolds 2004 Bin 60A (James Suckling 100 point wine) and Penfolds 2008 Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet-Shiraz. In addition, the buyer will be sent a case of Penfolds Icon & Luxury* wines upon release for the next decade; and the wine team will work with the buyer to acquire £50,000 of unique Penfolds wines to tailor ‘The Penfolds Collection’ to the buyers taste. To store the finest collection of Penfolds wines ever assembled, the owner will be entitled to the ultimate bespoke Penfolds cellar built in their own home, courtesy of ‘The Spiral Cellar Company’. This may be an extension to an existing cellar, or a brand new installation. The buyer of the ‘Penfolds Collection’ will also be flown to the home of Penfolds, the Magill Estate in Adelaide, for a unique VIP tour with the member of the winemaking team. Here the buyer will receive two nights’ accommodation and a private guided tour including a trip to the Penfolds Kalimna homestead and Block 42, the oldest continuous producing cabernet vines in the world. As well as tasting wines direct from the cellar; the experience

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is rounded off with the culinary delights of the Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant. To complete this ultimate experience, the buyer is eligible to VIP access at future Penfolds re-corking clinics, the pinnacle of after sale service in the world of wine. Hedonism Wines buyer Alistair Viner said: “This is an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase something truly special in the world of wine from one of the world’s greatest wineries.” ‘The Penfolds Collection’ includes several legends of the wine world. The 1955 Grange was named in the top 12 wines of the twentieth century by Wine Spectator magazine; the 1990 was cited as ‘Wine of the Year’ by the same magazine in 1990; and in 1995 influential wine critic Robert Parker scored the 1976 Grange, a 100 point wine. Just a few vintages which demonstrate a mastery of excellence over the six decades.

About Penfolds Penfolds has been creating an impressive array of wines since 1844 and many would agree, led the development of Australian fine wine into the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

The Penfolds Collection goes on sale at Hedonism wines this month priced £1.2 million ($AUS 1.8 million). For more information call +44 (020) 729 078 70 or visit


Celebrate this St Celebrate the most romantic night of the year with The Riding Club London at The Stafford Hotel St Valentine’s day is undoubtedly the most romantic day of year, so what better way to spend 14th February, than at the wonderful Stafford hotel, who have joined forces with The Riding Club London to create the perfect Valentine’s package for equestrian “lovers”. Guests of The Stafford Hotel can receive London’s first ever equestrian “Horsierge” service through The Riding Club London. Guests staying in the very romantic stable suites overlooking the secret courtyard will have a direct line to The Riding Club London’s equestrian concierge service. Whether you want a horse waiting for you first thing for a morning ride, an after hours shopping session for jodhpurs, or even a VIP tour of the royal stables, your horsey desires are neigh problem. Two stable suites have been turned into rooms fit for a King providing guests with rocking horses for training purposes, bridles and saddles, dandy brush, polo mints and sugar cubes in the minibar and access to the finest riding gear...any horse lovers dream! So treat your partner on this special day and book in for this unique service. THE RIDING CLUB LONDON TEL: 020 3589 2385 INFO@RIDINGLONDON.COM WWW.RIDINGLONDON.COM HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/#!/RIDING_LONDON

Come grab yourself a Honky Tonk woman this Valentine’s Day The path to true love never did run smooth, but this year it’s become a whole lot rockier! Honky Tonky, a New York-inspired restaurant and bar set in the heart of Chelsea, will bring an edgy atmosphere very different to anything usually found on Valentine’s Day with live music, sharing cocktails and delicious food, perfect for the lover in your life. With a glass of Champagne on arrival and a set menu prepared with tender loving care, it may just be the coolest place in town to take your honky tonk woman! Honky Tonk looks set to become West London’s destination diner of choice. There will be regular live music and entertainment, with a particular emphasis on a variation of the blues, jazz and rockabilly played over a hundred years ago when the first honky tonks sprung up in the Southern and Southwestern United States. THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY - THREE COURSES: £39.95 PER PERSON HONKY TONK, 6 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, LONDON SW10 9HY TEL: 0207 351 1588 WWW.HONKYTONKCHELSEA.COM

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Treat your loved one to a luxurious Valentine’s at Shaka Zulu Treat your partner to a grand Valentine’s Day at London’s largest and most opulent South African restaurant, Shaka Zulu. Situated in the heart of Camden, the restaurant will be serving a sumptuous fivecourse meal. If you really wish to spoil your loved one, for an extra £10 you will receive a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne and a stunning long-stemmed rose, or alternatively if you fancy a double date, book a table of four and receive a free bottle of Graham Beck, South African Rosé. To ensure this is one of the most romantic evenings there will be stunning live music from singers ready to serenade couples. VALENTINE’S DAY AT SHAKA ZULU SHAKA ZULU, STABLES MARKET, CHALK FARM ROAD, CAMDEN, NW1 8AB TEL: 020 3376 9911 RESERVATIONS@SHAKA-ZULU.COM OR WWW.SHAKAZULU.COM

Double trouble at Bunga Bunga this Valentines This year in true Bunga style, Uncle Silvio welcomes couples and groups alike to participate in an Italian celebration of love and romance on Valentine’s day.Firstly Bunga Bunga will be hosting a speed dating session on Tuesday 12th February, prior to the day itself – made especially for those lonely souls looking to find that special someone, or anyone, for some last minute loving and a date on the big day! Then, on Thursday 14th February, lovers will be serenaded by an accordion player as they gaze across candle lit tables into each others eyes whilst sharing a delicious set menu of an array of Italian dishes, including this season’s signature heart shaped pizzas. Plied with enough Prosecco, some of the more daring lovers may even choose to take to the karaoke stage and perform their take of ‘The Power of Love’ to a loved one. So, together or alone, for an authentic night of Italian loving head down to Bunga Bunga this Valentines day - ‘That’s Amore’! DOUBLE TROUBLE AT BUNGA BUNGA THIS VALENTINES SPEED DATING: TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2013 LOVERS DINNER: THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2013 37 BATTERSEA BRIDGE ROAD, SW11 3BA TEL: 020 7095 0360 WWW.BUNGABUNGA-LONDON.COM WWW.TWITTER.COM/BUNGABUNGALONDN EMAIL FOR TICKETS: CARINA@BUNGABUNGA-LONDON.COM




Valentine’s in style Last Night Some Spandex Saved My Life Party at Maggie’s If it’s tight, bright, and retro, Maggie’s welcome you to their 80s lycra lovers land this Valentines night for their ‘Last Night Some Spandex Saved My Life!’ party...because everybody has fallen in love with someone in spandex! Guest will be welcomed with not just a complimentary ice–breaker, Iceberg Vodka cocktail but also a ‘Hello my name is sticker...that we are sure will prove to be of great use at both the beginning, and end of the night! Expect cocktails waitresses and barmen in spandex, sweatbands, and visors with regular renditions of ‘Call On Me’ dance routines by Maggie’s very on retro roller disco cupids. So this year say it with spandex at Maggie’s... SPANDEX SAVED MY LIFE AT MAGGIE’S DATE: THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2012 - 10:30PM, £15 329 FULHAM ROAD, LONDON, SW10 9QL TEL: 020 7352 8512 WWW.MAGGIES-CLUB.COM WWW.TWITTER.COM/MAGGIES_CLUB/ INFO@MAGGIES-CLUB.COM

Cupid Takes Aim At Archer Street Why not show your loved one how special they are this Valentine’s and book a romantic table at Soho’s most sophisticated cocktail bar. Snuggle with your partner on the sofas or get lost in an alcove whilst you sip on some sumptuous romantic tipples including the Hearts on Fire, serving the perfect amount of sweetness with a hint of heat to ignite the passion! Throughout the night there will be we live entertainment from the talented bar staff who will be serenading couples with a host of our favourite romantic songs, including everything from Barry White to Beyoncé. BOOKINGS@ARCHERSTREET.CO.UK 0207 734 3342 3-4 ARCHER STREET, SOUTH SOHO, W1D 7AP

Valentine’s Vibes at Brompton Bar And Grill On Thursday 14th February from 7pm till late, stylish and award winning Knightsbridge bistro, The Brompton Bar and Grill will be teaming up with The Adrian Cox Quartet to host an unforgettable jazz banquet for Valentine’s Day. The perfect place for a first date or long term lover this night will provide an upbeat atmosphere for Valentine’s Day, rather than the normal silent dining rooms with the clicking of forks and knives. With a glass of romantic rose on arrival and a set menu prepared with tender loving care, guest can expect happy bellies as well as hearts.




Heart warming haute cuisne at Naga This St Valentine’s set your hearts on fire at sophisticated new Pan Asian Restaurant and Bar, Naga. On Thursday 14th February from 7pm till late, Naga welcomes star-crossed lovers to come and experience their especially created heart warming, haute cuisine 3 course menu in their cosy dining room with starlit skylight – so that you will literally be eating under the stars! Guest can expect exotic dishes such as Duck fillet with Orange Miso Dressing and Seabream steamed in a spicy Asian Broth with Enochii and Oyster Sauce- lets hope your dates as interest as your dish. So for a fusion of hearts and food – book your hot date at Naga! NAGA RESTAURANT & BAR 14TH FEBRUARY 2013 - 7PM – LATE. £35.00 PER PERSON 2 ABINGDON ROAD, LONDON, W8 6AF TEL: 020 7795 6060 WWW.NAGARESTAURANTS.CO.UK INFO@NAGARESTAURANTS.CO.UK

My Bloody Valentine – Bloodshot Vodka Drown your sorrows this Valentine’s Day and be ‘my bloody valentine’ with a bottle of Bloodshot Vodka. Bloodshot is a brand new British premium spirit infused with over 20 different ingredients including exotic spices, hot peppers and aromatics, making the perfect Bloodshot Mary everytime. The vodka is red in colour so could work as the perfect gift on Valentine’s day or the perfect remedy to being on your own on this loved-up day! Current stockists for Bloodshot Vodka include: Waitrose, Selfridges, Lea&Sandeman Wines, Ocado WWW.BLOODSHOTVODKA.COM/ WWW.TWITTER.COM/BLOODSHOTMARY WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/LITTLE-DEVIL MAIL@BLOODSHOTVODKA.COM TEL: 020 7183 0711


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The world’s most expensive gifts revealed for St Valentine’s Day Most of us will be hoping for a nice card or a bunch of flowers, but for any man looking to really spoil his partner this 14th February, there are the world’s most expensive Valentine’s Day gifts to consider.

of US star Oprah, consists of 70% Valrhona cocoa blended into a creamy ganache with French truffle oil - which should explain the price tag of £1,800 per lb.

From solid gold heels encrusted with over 2,000 diamonds for an eyewatering £140,000 to a £25,000 compact mirror - these Valentine’s gifts are surely the most lavish ever created.

And for those of us just hoping for a card this year could be in line to receive a very bling version - such as the custom made luxury Grand Couture line of cards - should our partners wish to part with around £3,000.Created by Gilded Age Greetings in Miami, USA, the cards are the most expensive in the world and feature rare pink diamonds and sapphires, white diamonds, red rubies and authentic Swarovski crystals.

British designer Christopher Michael Shellis - who’s taken note of a woman’s love of shoes - spent three years creating the stilettos, which were crafted by skilled goldsmiths in temperatures of more than 1000C. Naturally, he realised the shoes would indeed need a matching bag, so has also designed an equally luxurious clutch - for a whopping £200,000. So you’re all in for £340,000. The traditional gift of chocolates on Valentine’s Day hasn’t been overlooked either, with a truly extravagant truffle being created by Danish chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt. La Madeline au Truffle, a favourite

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The company has even hired a poet to serve as a personal Shakespeare to help customers express the love they feel for their other half in a one-of-a-kind poem written in the classic prose of centuries gone by. Co-founder of Gilded Age Greetings Melissa Schechter said: “Giving or receiving a Gilded Age Greeting Valentine’s card is truly a memorable experience to cherish forever. I can’t think of anything as romantic as this unique and heartfelt keepsake.”


Russell B lackburn



ussell Blackburn owner of both his Occasion and Bridal wear boutiques in Blackheath Village explains that the success of his business which has been in operation now for 7 years is down to great customer service and having a beautiful range of dresses and outfits for his Brides and their mothers and guests. Russell buys collections that are not widely available in the UK and therefore gives his customers the exclusivity they want when it comes to their wedding dress or special occasion wear outfit. He has now started designing his own evening wear collection to cater for Ball’s, Weddings , parties and school leavers Balls as he has found that there is a huge gap in the market offering stylish, modern dresses that women would want to wear. These can either be bought or hired. (See sketch and picture of one of Russell’s designs). With his extensive experience and passion for style and fashion Russell knows women love to follow what today’s celebrities and Movie stars are wearing and has therefore produced a small evening wear collection designed to meet that look and style. There are also designs now in production for Bridal ( see attached sketch) with Bridal dresses starting at £1000. Russell has always been inspired by Movie star glamour and he feels the stars of today inspire women when it comes to dressing for any special event weather it be there Wedding or a Summer Ball. His designs have that movie star feel and are available to buy from £400 up to £1000 or hire from £150. Blackburn Boutique occasion wear is suitable for all events from Ascot to Weddings and for formal dinners to informal party’s, so what ever the occasion prices start from £150 to £1500. Please contact Russell Blackburn on 0208 318 2333 or 07733 884501 to discuss his collection or to book an appointment. Russell and his superb team look forward to helping to make you look and feel amazing!!!

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Who wants a hottie tummy? Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t disappear no matter how hard you exercise or diet? If so, the VASER Lipo may well be for you.


ith the likes of TOWIE’s Maria Fowler, and several other celebrities all benefiting from the amazing results of VASER Lipo, Dr Jain’s high definition body contouring practice is growing from strength to strength! VASER Lipo uses revolutionary new ultrasound technology which removes stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure has been hailed as ‘six pack surgery’ as it is even possible to reveal your hidden six pack with this revolutionary form of liposuction. Dr Jain will not only get you looking fit, you’ll look younger, more energetic and in one word, fantastic. You’ll want to use that new body of yours. With no hospital stay, little bruising and minimal incisions VASER Lipo is the answer. Reshape your body and invigorate your life Traditional liposuction is like sculpting with a shop vac. Everything gets sucked and chipped away without any detail. VASER 4D liposculpture is like taking a fine chisel and tapering each and every curve; every angle is perfect and muscular. Its not just liposuction. Its VASER 4D Sculpt. VASER 4D Liposculpture is a revolution to the cosmetic surgery industry. At its inception, liposuction was designed just to remove fat. Liposculpture is a whole new way of looking and designing the anatomy so that it fits you and your lifestyle like your body should. With the VASER technology, Dr Ravi Jain removes extra fat and tightens your skin around the new curves and muscles. He leaves certain deposits of fat to accentuate your muscles while removing others to create dips and valleys around them. He sculpts your body into the ultimate harmony of art and science, talent and medicine Who can have VASER 4D? The VASER 4D procedure is meant for people who are already in good

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physical shape but have trouble achieving a defined ,athletic physique. Both men & women can be treated. VASER 4D is not mean for people who are very overweight or obese. The procedure depends heavily on skin retraction to help define the anatomical results. For people who are overly heavy, the skin has stretch beyond where VASER could help it retract. Please ask Dr Ravi Jain what other cosmetic options you may have if this describes you. How does VASER work? VASER is an advanced medical ultrasound technology (VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance). During surgery, the VASER probe emits sound energy that literally liquefies fat tissue before it is gently suctioned away. In traditional liposuction, the fat is just sucked away taking blood vessels, nerves and important connective tissue with it - resulting in severe pain, a longer recovery and mediocre results. With VASER, the liquid fat is easier to suction away, far gentler on the body and can be sculpted to enhance muscle appearance. Can you say “Confidence boost” ? Just imagine how you would feel without any extra fat, keeping you from your own carefree lifestyle. No more worrying about how that bikini will fit, or swimming with a T-shirt on. No more crash diets/ No more staring in the mirror, wishing you were slimmer. Areas commonly treated: Double Chin & Jowls Bingo Wings (Upper arms) Saddle Bags / Love handles Upper / lower abdomen Inner / outer thighs Dr Ravi Jain is one of a few experts in VASER high definition liposculpture in the world. He practices from his Harpenden & Harley Street clinics. Please call Riverbanks Clinic on 01582762877 to book in for an exploratory consultation.

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TREATMENT Brazilian Dermatologist Dr Ariel Haus was one of the first doctors to use VelaShape and is the UK spokesperson. Creator of the acclaimed VelaShape Brazilian Bottom treatment, he is proud to launch the new VelaShape Jean Genie treatment in his Harley Street clinic. his treatment will help you get back into your favourite jeans – remember the ones you relegated to the back of the wardrobe in the hope the ONE DAY you’d fit comfortably back into them? Thanks to the Jean Genie treatment you can now dust them off, for you can banish your muffin top, zip that fly with ease and forget about thigh strangulation after just 6 pain-free sessions.

3 Vacuum & Mechanical Massage: Massage mechanisms enable precise targeting of energy to the tissue improving the removal of cellular waste and toxins and smoothing out the skin.

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Not only will your jeans slide on effortlessly but you’ll look great peeling them off as well, for this ‘Jeanius’ treatment will tackle your cellulite, significantly improving the dreaded orange peel, whilst smoothing your skin and providing you with a sleeker more streamlined silhouette. Here’s how the 3 simultaneous modes in the VelaShape II Jean Genie treatment go to work: 1 I nfrared light: This process stimulates collagen and firms and tightens skin to help improve contour. 2 B  i-Polar Radio frequency: This deep dermal heating increases circulation to improve cellulite and enhance localised metabolism. 8 6 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

After treatmen t

What’s the Ouch Factor? You’ll feel it go to work heating and deeply massaging the skin. Many patients describe it as slightly uncomfortable but not painful and the power level can be controlled according to your wishes.

How many treatments do I need to see and feel a difference? This is the million dollar question as it depends on your lifestyle and weight. We do however recommend a course of 6 for optimum results. Dr Ariel Haus also specialises in: Crowtox Vital Carboxytherapy Laser treatments for the face and body Dr Ariel Haus, Ariel Haus Dermatology, 10 Harley Street, London W1 020 7467 1525

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WHAT DO I DO? It is completely understandable that you might worry about the possibility of breast cancer if you find a lump, but remember; most lumps are not cancer. The most likely cause for a lump depends on your age.

Women from 20s to 30s In women from 20 to 30 a definite lump is most likely to be a fibroadenoma. These are benign lumps that can sometimes be painful or enlarge but they are not cancerous and do not turn cancerous.

Women between 40s and 50s Between 40 and 50 breast cysts becom more common. These are also entirely benign. They are collections of fluid within the breast and although they can also be painful they are not dangerous.

Women aged 30 and onwards From the age of 30 onwards the gland tissue in the breast changes and it becomes more fibrous and nodular. The way the breast feels has been described as like a scaled down packet of frozen peas and occasionally, in just the same way that frozen peas can stick together to form a clump, so breast tissue can “stick together” to form definite nodular areas. These areas are also often tender but, once again, are not a sign of cancer. 8 8 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

The rate of breast cancer begins to rise after the age of 40 and increases with age. Of course, breast cancer can occur at any age and I have seen cases in women as young as 19 and in their early 20s, but they are very, very rare. The important message is, if you notice a change in your breast please get it checked. Let’s go through what you need to do. The first thing to do is to see your GP and explain what you have noticed. They will examine you and in some cases may suggest a further check at a different time of your menstrual cycle. Some of the nodular areas can change with the cycle and this is actually a reassuring sign. If a discrete nodular area persists or your GP finds a definite lump, or is unsure, they will refer you to a breast clinic for a full assessment by the breast team. The team should consist of several consultants working together, and includes a surgeon a radiologist and a pathologist. The investigation of any breast problem revolves around, what is


called, the triple assessment. It is like doing a jigsaw puzzle; pieces (of information) are collected and put together until the whole picture (the diagnosis) becomes clear. Indeed, this is often termed “the diagnostic jigsaw”. In some cases only 2 pieces may be needed, in others 4, but 3 (the triple assessment) is most common. Let’s have a look at what the pieces are. The first specialist you meet will often be the breast surgeon. They will ask questions about your symptoms (called taking your “history”). They will also ask about previous medical problems and your family history. They will then examine both breasts. How the breast feels when it is examined is the first part of the jigsaw. If there is a definite area of change then a fine needle aspiration may be carried out. This test uses a normal sized syringe and needle. The needle is placed into the area of the breast and “jiggled” so that a small amount of material is sucked into the syringe. This is sent away to be looked at under the microscope. More commonly now a test known as a core biopsy is done. A core biopsy takes a core of breast tissue about 1.5 cm long and 2 mm in diameter. The core biopsy is carried out by first putting some local anaesthetic into the skin of the breast. Once this has worked (it is quite quick) a small nick is made in the skin to allow the core biopsy needle, attached to the biopsy “gun”, to be placed into the breast. When the “gun” is “fired” (it is painless, but does make a noise rather like a large stapler) the needle takes the sample. This is often repeated a few times. The appearance of the cells that have been removed with a fine needle aspiration, or the result of the core biopsy, is the second part of the jigsaw. The final part of the triple assessment involves taking images of the breast. In ladies under 35 an ultrasound scan is the commonest way of doing this. In ladies over 35 they will have a mammogram as well. Full field digital mammograms are the most sensitive type available at the moment. What an area of the breast looks like on a mammogram or an

ultrasound scan is the third piece of the jigsaw. If the triple assessment produces the same answer at each stage the result is said to be concordant and no further tests may be needed. For example, a lump in a 30 year old lady may feel like a fibroadenoma, look like one on an ultrasound scan and a core biopsy shows pieces of a fibroadenoma. What if the pieces don’t quite fit and the picture (diagnosis) is not initially obvious (the triple assessment is then said to be discordant)? For example, in a 50 year old lady a lump may feel like a benign nodular area but look odd on an ultrasound with a normal mammogram. In this case another piece of the jigsaw may be needed, such as an MRI scan or even, occasionally an operation to remove an area for full examination under the microscope. An important part of the triple assessment that is not commonly mentioned is to watch how things change (or not) with time. It would not be unusual to check things a few months later, repeating some, or all, of the assessment to make sure nothing has changed. A thorough triple assessment may actually be a quadruple assessment! Once again it should be emphasised that in the majority of cases a triple assessment (or a quadruple one) will reveal that cancer is not present. Most symptoms are age related changes or benign lumps. However, it is important that any new change is thoroughly investigated by a specialist to make absolutely sure that all is well.


Mr Simon Marsh MA MD FRCS is a Consultant Breast Surgeon at The London Breast Clinic, 108 Harley Street, London W1G 7ET. Email or visit the website at F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3 8 9






Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a mole? A mole (or naevus) is the term applied to any spot on the skin. Many molesare coloured (pigmented) but some have no colour. What is a Melanoma? A melanoma is the medical term for a mole. This simply means any pigmented or n on pigmented lesion; it does not mean a cancer. Although most moles are brown, they can vary from flesh coloured through yellow and blue, to black. Moles can be many different shapes and can be single or multiple, on almost any part of the body. Everybody has moles; some people have more than others. Most moles have formed before the age of 20, but some people can get new moles well into their 30s or beyond. Melanoma Symptoms The vast majority of moles remain benign (non cancerous) and never cause any trouble. However, a small number may change with time and have the potential to become a cancerous mole (malignant melanoma). If a mole changes in size or colour, if it itches, is painful or bleeds, or if new nodules develop around it or it looks red and inflamed then the mole should be removed for examination. Melanoma Treatment It is important that moles are removed properly so they can be thoroughly examined. It is usually recommended that moles are removed with an ellipse of normal skin around them, aiming for a 2mm margin of clearance. Most of the moles that are removed turn out to be fine. Pathologists (doctors who examine tissues under the microscope) use different terms for benign moles. They may be junctional, juvenile, blue, compound, dermal or intradermal. All these are descriptions for benign (non cancerous) moles. Some will be what are called dysplastic moles. These are thought to be precancerous moles that have the potential to become malignant melanomas if they are left. Although many of them may not turn cancerous it is impossible to tell and so they should probably be removed. The next stage after the dysplastic 9 0 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3





mole is the malignant melanoma in situ. This has just turned cancerous, but does not have the ability to spread. Like the dysplastic mole, it is cured by removing it properly. Malignant melanomas proper have the ability to spread around the body, so the earlier they are caught the better. It seems that the most important factor in determining whether a malignant melanoma may have spread or not is its thickness. This is measured in mm and is called the Breslow thickness. Depending on the thickness, a wider removal of the skin around a malignant melanoma is usually recommended. Malignant melanomas that are less than 1mm thick have a greater than 95% chance of causing no further trouble. Another way of measuring the thickness of a malignant melanoma is the Clarkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level. This relates to which layers of the skin the malignant melanoma has penetrated. This is less accurate that the Breslow thickness in predicting the likelihood of further problems.Melanoma Specialists As with other cancers, it is important that people who have had malignant melanomas are treated by a team of specialists. Melanoma specialists include a dermatologist, a surgeon and perhaps a plastic surgeon, an oncologist and a pathologist. Malignant melanoma risk factors Some groups of people should be regularly checked for abnormal moles. These include people who have had a malignant melanoma before, or there is a family history of it, fair skinned, fair haired or red haired people and those with a large number of moles, as well as those who have had considerable sun exposure in their lives, particularly with episodes of severe sunburn when they were young. For more information or to get your moles checked contact The London Skin Clinic at 108 Harley Street, London W1G 7ET Call 0207 563 1234 or email

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The specialist clinics located at 108 Harley Street are:

The London Breast Clinic – Fully integrated breast care service for all benign and malignant disease with on site digital mammography, ultrasound, cytology and core biopsy allowing rapid diagnosis. Breast screening, genetic and family review also available on site. The London Skin Clinic – Experts offer same day consultation and surgery under local anaesthetic for conditions including melanoma, skin cancer, cysts and other benign lesions, together with diagnosis and treatment of general dermatological conditions. The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic – Over 30 years’ experience of the diagnosis and treatment for sportsmen and sportswomen with Groin Disruption / Sportsman’s Groin (Gilmore’s Groin) and adductor injuries, together with herniae of all types both primary and recurrent. Both open and laparoscopic repair are available as appropriate. The London Rectal Clinic – Expert opinion and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, malignant and benign disease of the colon and rectum including rectal bleeding, haemorrhoids, pilonidal sinus, fissure and fistula. Bowel cancer screening is also available. The London Sports Injury Clinic – A cutting edge, multidisciplinary service that specialises in non surgical solutions for sports and orthopaedic injuries. In addition the clinic focuses on human performance and wellness. “You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be treated like one”. 108 X-ray and Imaging – Rapid access to full field digital mammography, ultrasound and where appropriate needle aspiration cytology or core biopsy. A full range of plain film investigations, general ultrasound including abdominal, gynaecological and small part imaging. A full breast screening service is also available.

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Take a Fresh Look at Leisure in Wandsworth in 2013 DC Leisure Centres in Wandsworth are pulling out all the stop’s to be a contender in the new years fitness boom.


he arrival of the New Year usually means the start of many new gym memberships a fact that has not been missed by DC Leisure who manage 6 Leisure Centres in the borough of Wandsworth. Having recently invested £825k in refurbishments across the Leisure Centres and offering pay as you go fitness along with monthly fitness membership options Wandsworth Leisure Centres are leading the way in providing affordable fitness for everybody. All Centres have state of the art kinetika gyms containing the latest precor next generation fitness equipment. They also have work out studios with classes including Zumba, Vipr, Bokwa, BTS and much more. Four centres boast swimming pools ranging from 25-33 metres in length along with separate teaching pools for juniors at some centres. A number of centres also have health suites allowing customers to unwind after there workout. There brand of fitness which is named ‘kinetika’ offers a wide range of membership packages that are designed to suit almost anyone’s needs, as well as offering flexibility and great value for money. Plus those taking the plunge and joining on a kinetika membership during January

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2013 will benefit from 5 free 1-2-1 coaching sessions with a fitness instructor. This is called the kinetika journey and new members who attend these sessions and follow there new fitness programme are guaranteed results or they will be given there money back. Further more the Leisure Centre’s have a great community feel and offer lots of activities for the whole family. The Centres offer crèche’s for children aged under 5 years and a range of junior activities such as football, gymnastics and swimming lessons. The Leisure Centres have also recently launched two new children’s activities; Guga Fit an exciting new class aimed at primary school aged children and kinetika krew, a health and fitness membership for 11-15 year olds. Also keen footballers may want to check out Wandle Recreation Centre in Wandsworth with its outdoor 3G football pitches which are available for hire. With centres located in Balham, Battersea, Putney, Tooting, Wandsworth and Roehampton why not visit your local centre and see what they have to offer you this New Year. For further details on how to find your nearest centre visit the website

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On average, people spend from £8,000 to a massive £20,000 on a new kitchen. It is about creating a dream space…so depending on the price range, what can that buy you?

Choosing a theme for your kitchen Contemporary kitchens The sleek look of a contemporary kitchen provides the practical use of space allowing for more movement in the kitchen and easier access to storage areas and necessary equipment. Contemporary colours provide a more open feeling, adding into the functional atmosphere of the space. No matter what your exact tastes and preferences, there is a contemporary kitchen design that will meet all your specific needs. French country kitchen This look combines rustic country charm with a grand, chateau-like sophistication. Opt for units in an aged shade of parchment or dove grey featuring beautifully-turned, bevelled detailing. Team with natural stone or slate flooring, Aga, chunky wooden worktops and tiled splashbacks in earthy shades. This also works well with freestanding features, like an antique-style armoire for displaying tableware and an island unit with matching hood. Hang copper pans and accessorise the room with rustic oil bottles and richly coloured earthenware. Shaker Style kitchen The clean lines and rustic feel of a shaker kitchen means they appeal to those who adore both contemporary design and a classic look. The round knobs, pillow-fronted doors and beautiful woods are features that epitomise the classic shaker style kitchen. An island in the middle can make an attractive and very useful addition. This dignified, elegant kitchen is never excessive but nevertheless stunning to look at and work in. Retro Kitchen A retro kitchen is styled in a way that includes elements that imitate kitchen trends of the past. You might find psychedelic colours that hark back to the 1970s, or even appliances based on those found in American households of the 1950’s. Adding a touch of retro fun to your new kitchen can be a great way to give character to the space, and is sure to provide a few nostalgic talking points. Layout Your kitchen should be designed for whatever you are likely to want to do in it. If you’re remodelling from scratch and have a large space, think open plan and multi-purpose – somewhere to eat, work, cook and relax. Kitchen experts John Lewis of Hungerford advise thinking hard about your lifestyle. Cabinets Cabinets are the workhorse of your kitchen. Think practically as well as aesthetically when it comes to the finish (highly polished dark colours show fingerprints easily, for example) and remember, neutrals stand the test of time more than bold colours which, incidentally, rarely work in small kitchens. You can always apply brighter colours to the walls or splash-backs (glass is effective).

Don’t neglect handles They can make or break a kitchen. Small handles generally don’t work, but chrome is effective and never dates. Worktops Avoid wood near sinks or you’ll become a slave to re-oiling, and be warned, glass worktops quickly look tired and scratched. Consider twin-edged worktops that look like glass, but are laminate.Granite remains the top worktop choice. There are so many more materials at similar prices to the ubiquitous black. For sinks, stainless steel is best. For taps, the tri-flow system provides filtered water. Kitchen Flooring To put on a fantastic floor show, start by looking at the construction of your existing floor and make sure it’s suitable for the type of flooring you’ve got in mind. Heavy materials such as stone or terracotta tiles need a solid concrete base. If you’re laying a floor over wood, go for lighter materials such as lino, vinyl or wooden floorboards. Kitchen Lighting These days, the kitchen is a hub of activity so your lighting has to be flexible: illuminating work stations for cooking and offering a warm, welcoming glow for dining and entertaining. Task Lighting Safety must come first in any kitchen. For high activity areas where you’ll be preparing food you need plenty of illumination, so work out which areas you’ll be using for practical purposes and install task lighting. To avoid task lights throwing shadows over your work surfaces, make sure you position them directly above or slightly in front of where you stand to prepare food, and on a different circuit than your mood lighting to give you more flexibility in your lighting scheme. Downlights Downlights provide a general ambient glow. Choose halogen lights if you like clean, sparkling white illumination and put them on a dimmer switch so you can adjust the clarity to change the mood in the room. If you install more than one dimmer, you can create a variety of lighting effects – almost like building layers of light to give depth and warmth to the kitchen. Light for decoration If you have features in your kitchen that are particularly attractive, show them off using light. Draw attention to shelves by installing lights underneath; fit downlights into glass display cabinets to show off a collection of china; or use picture lights on the wall to draw the eye to a beautiful print or poster. If you’re getting a kitchen made specially for you, a truly bespoke kitchen, it will be tailor made for both the space and you. For pure luxury, this is the best that money can buy. So you can create your own dream kitchen! F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3 9 7

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ay Munn Kitchens now have one of their Bespoke Kitchens displays in Fulham at 861-863 Fulham Road as well as a showroom on the Upper Richmond Road West in Sheen. The Bespoke display in Fulham shows off a Hand Painted Classic Shaker kitchen made in our workshops in Lincolnshire whilst the Sheen showroom continues to showcase “Neptune Kitchen Furniture” and our Bespoke Contemporary “Handleless” Range. Neptune has been making classically designed hand built solid timber furniture for a decade. The company’s roots were in manufacturing solid timber garden furniture which they still do today. The principals are simple, to make beautiful kitchen furniture with the best materials possible using traditional tried and tested techniques. There is no chipboard and none of the ubiquitous MDF used in Neptune Furniture. Instead our kitchen carcases (the insides of the cabinet to the layman) are made from “birch plywood” This depending on

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the range is either painted or veneered with real Oak or Ash. Drawers are traditionally made with dovetailed joints in solid ash or oak, whilst doors and frames are made in solid birch and oak with mortise and tenon joints. There are three ranges to choose from, two hand painted “Chichester” and “Suffolk” and then there is “Henley” our gently washed oak finish which gives immediate grace to any kitchen. Ray Munn Kitchens is run and partly owned by Bob Malston who has 20 years experience in the kitchen industry, having worked for a number of bespoke manufacturers over the years like “Robinson and Cornish” and latterly “Martin Moore & Co.” Bob says: “I have the utmost confidence in this furniture which is why I joined and became a shareholder in the company. It represents incredible value on all levels because of the design, materials used and the build quality.” “Here at Ray Munn Kitchens I am offering the same service as the top end bespoke

manufacturers with furniture that more than matches, in many cases at half the cost.” Our service is comprehensive but flexible. We can supply just the furniture for your builder to fit but our preferred route is to manage the whole kitchen project. Starting with designing your space, we take your brief on what you need to include in the kitchen, appliances type of sink, specific types of storage etc. and prepare a first draft plan using our years of kitchen design experience. This is presented to you together with a quotation.

We then fit the kitchen and work surfaces using our own fitters which enable us to carry out quality control throughout the project. Providing we have fitted and project managed the kitchen we then offer our limited “Lifetime Warranty” Why not come into the showroom to discuss your project with Bob over a cup of coffee. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We fully expect that you should participate in the design process at this stage and tell us what you like and dislike so that we can modify the plan until it is right for you. Once you are satisfied and wish to commission the kitchen we take a deposit which enables us to release the plans and begin the management phase, liaising with your builder or recommending a builder we work with to prepare the space for the new kitchen.

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ritain’s most iconic home event and winner of Consumer Show of the year 2010, the Ideal Home Show is back! This year’s show will be hosted by our fabulous celebrity Ambassadors which include; TV presenter and architect George Clarke, gadget expert Suzi Perry, food critic Gregg Wallace, garden expert Alan Titchmarsh and interiors icon Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. There will also be a whole host of other guests including Martin Lewis, Founder and Editor of Moneysavingexpert. com. All of their fantastic celebrity faces will all be on hand offering expert advice and live demonstrations throughout the eighteen day event. With seven dedicated shows which include:

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the flagship ideal show Homes, ideal Home Improvements and the dedicated kitchen & bathroom zone, ideal Interiors with the Ideal Home Magazine Roomsets, ideal Gardens sponsored by Hydropool, ideal Technology powered by Virgin Media, ideal Food & Housewares, as well as ideal Shopping and ideal Woman, this year’s show will be the biggest and best to date. Visitors will be able to see a wide variety of new product launches, explore full scale show homes, enjoy interactive live demonstrations and purchase items you won’t find on the high street. Special features this year will also include the B&Q How to Theatre, offering a range of DIY and home improvement advice and top tips from a variety of celebrity guest speakers, the Ideal Home Magazine room sets, an exciting


collaboration with Only Fools and Horses, and the unveiling of the World’s first Quiet House, by Quiet Mark. The third annual Prince’s House will also be built in the show village, the latest in their portfolio of Prince’s House designs, which has been designed by Team ‘Future Traditional’, a partnership between Douglas Ardern; Jamie Wallace and Ruaridh Inverarity, who were selected in September 2012 as the winner of the competition. House Beautiful will be styling the interiors of the Prince’s House with a selection of regional interior contributors from across the UK. The Celebrity Chef Restaurant will return for another year hosted by our ideal Food ambassador Gregg Wallace, who will be providing a variety of British dishes to fill you up at lunchtime. This year’s Young Gardeners of the Year will also be creating a series of six show gardens, which will be hosted inside for the first time, and we will once again see Alan Titchmarsh’s dedicated Love Your Garden feature, recreate the viewer’s favourite show garden from the latest series.

So whether you are looking for inspiration for a home project, redecoration solutions or just a fantastic day out the Ideal Home Show 2013 has everything you need for you and your home all under one roof. If you get carried away with your shopping don’t worry, as our Home Delivery Service is on hand to ensure your purchases are delivered directly to your door! To Book tickets now log on to or call 0844 858 6763. For Group bookings call 0844 412 4650 Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TW Prices Tickets available from £12 when booked in advance*. Children under 16 go free. Times: 10-6pm daily. Late night Thursday open until 9pm *Subject to a £1.70 transaction fee. Children aged 15 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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Why Choose The Wooden Floor Specialist This New Year W

ith the turn of a new year comes the motivation to make those home improvements that will rejuvenate your home. One of the most effective and noticeable changes that you can make is by having high quality wooden flooring fitted.As their name suggests, The Wooden Floor Company are leading specialists in supplying, fitting and maintaining wooden flooring. As a reputable contractor, it is no surprise that they are the first choice for many as they look to reap the benefits of a quality wooden floor. Since they established themselves in 1987, They have looked to light the way in terms of the quality craftsmanship of an extensive range of stylish woods complimented by a customer service that meets their clients every need. Their services don’t just stop there. They understand the pride that many people have in the maintenance and upkeep of their wooden flooring, which is why they place a strong emphasis on their range of

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protective and revitalising wooden floor products to ensure that your flooring looks as good as the day it was installed. Chris Norris, The director of The Wooden Floor Specialists Ltd says, ‘’ We have an extensive range and as well as our unmatchable knowledge of wooden flooring and its maintenance, only fills our customers with the confidence they need to attain and retain our services. Whether you’re looking for a traditional and striking wooden floor or you are drawn towards a modern and sleek look, we will be able to help point you in the right direction’’ So if you’re looking for a new wooden floor, wooden floor treatment, floor sanding or simply some advice, give them a call today on 020 8675 2431 and let the team at The Wooden Floor Specialists Ltd make your wooden floor dreams a reality this new year.


Premier Windows LTD

Providing Double Glazed Windows, Doors & Sash Windows throughout London


t Premier Windows their aim is to provide high quality, sustainable products in a professional, friendly & unpressured environment. They understand that as a customer you dont wish to be pressured into making a quick decision on such an important part of your home or workplace and they strive to help you in all aspects of your windows and planning your installation. Affordable Double and Triple Glazed Windows and Doors Premier Windows are well known for providing highest quality windows, doors and workmanship in order to truly enhance the aesthetics of your home. To achieve this, they install only the best, most secure and energy efficient windows and doors and have achieved A & B ratings on most of their double and triple glazed products. The result of using such high quality materials ensures that you will be able to enjoy your windows & doors for many years to come. The government have now started to support and promote renewable and natural resources, such as timber. It is well known within the industry that many are now regretting using other materials for windows. Those who used other materials ten years ago are now looking at having to replace them. Many timber windows installed 100+ years ago are still in many buildings around London. They also specialise in the finest double glazed Sash windows and 1 1 2 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 3

Casement windows and Bi-Folding doors, in a number of different materials including aluminium, uPVC or the finest oak wood frames. By making the most of their research into the most advanced technology and tools, their products donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just meet governmental and eco-friendly requirements on energy efficiency but far exceeds them, meaning you save money. You can also pick from a wide range of styles for all uPVC, aluminium or timber doors and windows and you have complete control from the beginning to the end and once they have finished your installation you will be left with a greatly improved view from and of your home. Premier Windows are a longstanding well established company with over 60 years experience in the glazing industry. Covering the whole of London, no job is too big or too small. They supply the perfect balance between modern technology, which offers energy saving, sound roofing and security, and original and traditional appearance.

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Get a handle on it!

Locks & Handles is a shop specializing in British door and window handles in a bewildering array of sizes and finishes. Comprehensive stocks of furniture, cabinet and cupboard hardware are held. Architectural Ironmongery including all types of locks & latches, brass electrical switch plates and ventilation grilles are available. They also sell bathroom accessories like taps and an amazing selection of shower baskets. The business, founded in 1965, used to be located in Exhibition Road in South Kensington but has now relocated to larger premises on Effie Road, just off Fulham Broadway. It is now easier for parking and is a minute walk from the Underground station.

While traditional period design brass fittings are the main stock line, Locks & Handles now sell an increasing quantity of contemporary designed chrome plated products. Currently polished nickel plate is the fashionable finish and is being specified by many customers. Bronze is of course the perfect finish for front door furniture and, although this is more expensive, is highly recommended. Although Locks & Handles is based in London a good selection of ‘rustic’ black iron door furniture, usually associated with country cottages, is held in stock. It is lovely to see quality British manufactured brassware so well represented in this shop along with

European manufactured products. Unlike the high street DIY stores, Locks & Handles specialize in the higher quality English manufactured hardware. This is one of the industries that Britain leads the world in. The quality & finish of English manufactured door furniture & bathroom accessories is far superior to the imported items.

The Locks & Handles sales assistants are willing to help with any enquiry no matter how unusual and are extremely knowledgeable. Even if you are not quite sure about what exactly you might require or need, they can offer advice or find you a solution to your enquiry. Most fittings are actually on display in the showroom so you can really

get a feel of them in a tactile way and have a better sense of the different finishes available, which is something that you cannot always get from looking at a picture on the internet or from a catalogue.

The shop tries to keep most items in stock but if something is unavailable they have regular deliveries from all British manufacturers. The company offers to supply bespoke items and other finishes to ‘special order’ and regular customers include many of the worlds leading interior designers, hotels, palaces and luxury liners. A visit to this specialist shop is highly recommended to everyone who has an interest in interior design, building or renovating their home.

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he Classic Cornice Company have been established for over 30 years and their nationwide client base has grown due to their skilled and professional service. With a wealth of knowledge and over thirty years of experience, they provide quality work for all of their customers. They cater for homeowners, builders and architects and are committed to the restoration and preservation of architectural features, combining traditional craftsmanship and modern techniques and materials to reproduce original features such as cornices, ceiling centres and corbels in precise detail and to an exceptionally high quality. Their showroom is based in Wandsworth, South West London. With their extensive knowledge and empathy with various eras of interior dĂŠcor, they can match any classical feature with great accuracy. They take pride in the competitive prices they offer so you can rely on them to restore your property cleanly and efficiently. Their website shows a wide range of stock items, plain cornices, ornate cornice, ceiling centres, dados, brackets and fire surrounds. They also provide a bespoke service and can restore existing features to their former glory by removing deteriorated sections and casting and replacing them, in order to preserve the style and charm of the original period.

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There is an immense amount of ornate plasterwork in Great Britain in many different styles. Over the years much has become damaged or destroyed. The means of restoring and conserving ornate plasterwork has changed over the centuries. While it is important to maintain as much as possible of the original plasterwork it may be necessary to restore or replace missing or damaged sections. To carry out this work requires considerable experience. Their modeller is able to take mouldings from existing designs, if symmetrical or modelling can be executed from a photograph or drawing. Plasterwork can be cleaned or left, a model laid down and a mould made in varying types of compounds, from this mould a section of plasterwork can be reproduced and installed. A cast is then produced which can then be installed to match the original. Their work is not limited to interior cornices, decorative ceilings, arches and columns. They also manufacture and install exterior mouldings, both ornate and plain. These can be produced in sand and cement, fibreglass or Jesmonite, a resin bonded cement. This product is lighter and more durable and comes in Limestone, Portland stone, Sandstone and plain white. For more information about Classic Cornice Company 176 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth SW18 4ED call 0208 874 0221 or visit

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Where else can you generate a return on investment of up to 15%?

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t seemed only natural that Jean Boggio and Tassinari & Chatel should come together to infuse their creative passion into a collection of exquisite fabrics. The designer has put his extraordinary talent together with the unique ‘savoir faire’ of this iconic company based at the heart of the silk industry in Lyon for over 300 years.

fables on china, furniture, lighting and objets d’art. This dreamlike universe still captivates fans of the decorative arts today. The designs showcase favourite themes: dreams, reveries, artists of the Russian ballet, musicians and the flora of the jungle. The traditions of the silk trade of Lyon are glorified and these fabrics transport us to an imaginary universe

Born in North Africa in 1963, Jean Boggio has lived in France since the age of two and opened his first jewellery/ silversmiths atelier in Lyon in 1984. He has worked with diverse precious materials including platinum, silver, bronze, crystal, china and glass collaborating with the prestigious brands of Daum, Baccarat and Saint Louis

This exclusive collection for Tassinari & Chatel on damask, lampas and brocatelle silk recounts a history of the Silk Routes. Known for exquisite silk damasks, brocades and figured velvets created using the latest technology and traditional hand weaving, this 300 year old Lyonnaise company has over the years asked famous designers and artists from each era to explore their creativity with silk. Names from the past who have added designs include Suzanne Lalique and Raoul Dufy while order books record illustrious clients including Casanova,

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Voltaire, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great and Napoleon. The Jardin Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Eden damask leads us on a journey into an extraordinary garden of mandragore plants, tuberoses, palm trees and ferns highlighted with silver and gold acacias. A canopy of gold and silver threads is woven on a palette of warm toned colours Forbidden fruit, musk roses and pomegranates all contribute to a visual exploration of Persian tales and 1001 nights in Ispahan. Luxurious harmonies for this silk in subtle tones with gold and silver. The Ispahan border is woven in the same colours as the fabric showing an elegant tangle of vines and flowing pomegranates, a fruit with a long and rich textile history. The Soliman border in a brocatelle weave is influenced by imaginary flowers from the banks of the Bosphorus. This is a

more formal design and continues the vegetal theme of the collection Petrouchka has a characteristic touch of fantasy evoking the sets and costumes of Erte and Leon Baskt for the Russian Ballet on this brocatelle with jugglers dancing and playing with the stars, moon and sun. Clever placing of the motif allows this design to be used both vertically and horizontally. A luxurious palette of golds and silvers with animated figures in opalescence. Fabrics from ÂŁ218.00 per metre with cushions and bedspreads available to order For stockists of the Jean Boggio for Tassinari & Chatel collection contact Lelievre on 0207 352 4798

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THEIR OWN ISLAND? The Osros floating Island is designed to offer the billionaire super-yacht lifestyle, for mere millionaire money.

It’s hard to give a name to this unique structure — is it a boat or an island? The Osros floating island was designed as a way to have the best of both worlds. It is over 20 metres wide and more than 37 metres in length, and with about 400 m² on three floors, the Island offers up to 1,000 m² of living space. It boasts six luxury double bedrooms, with space for 12 residents and accommodation for up to four staff members.

Buyers can tailor the interior and design to their individual needs. The sun deck area features sun roof loungers, a BBQ area, Jacuzzi, and a bar with seating for up to 15 people. There is storage for water sports and diving equipment and a mooring for motor boats along with a handy hatch for loading and unloading of provisions. The main deck hosts a spacious living room and lounge with exotic aquarium, regulated lighting and air supply.

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Hungry guests can also take advantage of a small kitchenette with a bar and restaurant area with option to expand the space by opening the doors to the adjoining terrace.

of US$100 million, but Orsos Island creator Gábor Orsós aims to combine the positive aspects of mainland real estate and luxury yachts at much reduced cost, albeit in comparison to superyachts.

Six 20m² state rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, are accessible through the living room, half a level lower, and boast large windows that afford a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

He explains: ‘In the beginning, my goal was to create an exclusive, high-quality hotel chain based on floating platforms. With the progress of the project it became clear that the attractive and unusual concept of Orsos Islands should not be limited to only a selected group of people.’Orsos Islands should reach a much broader audience, people with an awareness of modern life and a feeling of responsibility towards the environment.’

There is what the manufacturers describe as an ‘autonomous power supply based energy system’ powered, both day and night, by a noiseless wind energy system, as well as more than 120 m2 of solar panels making the most use of daylight. Heat recovery from sea water is the basis for heating and air conditioning. Previous floating island designs have come with price tags in excess

The Austrian-based company has begun manufacture of the prototype in Germany and Hungary and hope show it to the public at the end of 2013.

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Olympic Park To Host Summer Music Festivals Live Nation announces a deal to host two festivals in the Olympic Park and Stadium from July.


he Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stadium will reopen to host two major London festivals and at least two celebratory gigs. The news is the result of a deal between Live Nation, the world’s biggest live music company, and the London Legacy Development Corporation, who are responsible for the future of the Olympic Park in Stratford. Live Nation has confirmed that London multi-day events Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling will be held in the North Park of the Olympic Complex in July. The main stadium is set to re-open on 27th July for two concerts to celebrate the first anniversary of the Opening of the 2012 Games. No acts for either the festivals or the concerts have been confirmed. Last year’s Wireless featured performances from Rihanna and Calvin Harris, while Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney appeared at Hard Rock Calling. Both festivals were hosted in Hyde Park last year.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson spoke positively of the Live Nation deal: “Our vision for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has always been as a destination for world class sport as well as major cultural and leisure events.” He continued, “The confidence shown by one of the world’s leading live entertainment promoters to relocate two of its biggest music festivals from the centre of the capital is a ringing endorsement of out legacy plans.” John Reid, President of Concerts at Live Nation Europe, said: “We are delighted to be staging music concerts at the London Olympics venue, which last year became a globally-recognized site for outstanding performances – both in sport and music. Over the coming weeks, we intend to announce some major concerts with world-renowned artists, to firmly establish the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the centerpiece for great live music in Europe.” Details of the music acts and dates to perform at the site will be announced in Spring 2013.



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Pocket Watches & Parts Monday 25th February

A base metal keyless wind Hydrographic Service issue Model 22 chronometer signed Hamilton. Estimate £800 - £1,200

The Suttons & Robertsons Auction

Thursday 28th February A selection of items from the upcoming Suttons & Robertsons auction.

Auction of Coins & Medals Monday 18th February at 11am Oliver Cromwell, gold Broad of Twenty-Shillings 1656 by Thomas Simon. Estimate £7,000 - £9,000

Vintage Jewellery & Accessories Monday 11th March

A selection of items from the upcoming Vintage Jewellery & Accessories sale.

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