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If like me the thought of the a cold Winter ahead fills you with dread, then this September edition will give you plenty of food for thought, so fear not for warmer European Winter weekends are just a hop, skip and a jump away. As the summer draws to a close in the British Isles, the sun is an ever more precious commodity, the days become shorter and the temperature drops suddenly – before you know it winter will be upon us! With Europe on your doorstep you’re never more than a short flight away from a weekend of exploring some of the world’s most historic, popular and energetic cities. So this month we take a look at the ease with which you can reach European cities now, such as; Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid from Southampton Airport. However, If you’re tired of waiting in ticket queues, departure lounges and feeling that you are part of a weary herd of animals every time you go to the airport to catch a flight, then take a look at our feature on private jets. With Xclusive Jet we’ve found Private air travel is changing the way we travel, for the better (please Santa if I’m really good, can I always travel like this)? Oh to be by the seaside, as our Summer abandons us to the darker days of Winter, now’s the time to turn your attention to chasing the warmth and sunshine slightly further afield. One of the main attractions of Malta is without doubt the sea, and the small, but perfectly formed beaches that line the balmy waters of the Mediterranean. ere are some breathtakingly beautiful coves to swim in and the island is one of the world's premier diving destinations, with a wealth of historic dive sites ranging from sunken WWII bombers to dramatic undersea caves. en of course there is the seafood, some of the finest the Mediterranean has to offer – what else would you expect from an island surrounded by the rich waters of this region? So what are you waiting for?

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Vintage Jewellery & Accessories Monday 7th October A selection of items from this auction.

Vintage & Modern Wrist Watches Monday 14th October An 18k gold Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 A stainless steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Estimate £1,500 – £2,000

An auction of Silver & Plated Ware

An 18k rose gold Omega Planet Ocean chronograph. Estimate £5,000 – £7,000

Monday 16th September at 10am A selection of items from the Silver & Plated Ware auction.

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WHAT’S ON NEW FOREST BIKE RIDE A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise vital funds for Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer. ere's a choice of four routes for all ages and abilities, all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. Quiet roads and gentle hills make the shorter rides ideal for families. 8am to 5pm. £20.00 (£17.00 / £7.50 in advance). 01179 897080. Brockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7ZE. Sunday 15 Sep 2013 www.bike-events.com/ newforest WILDLIFE TOTS: GO CAMPING Den building and campfire fun for 2-4 year olds and their parents or carers. Meet and park at the Blashford Lakes Centre, Ellingham Drove, near Ringwood. For further details and to book contact Michelle Crooks on 01425 472760 e-mail BlashfordLakes@hwt.org.uk. Children must be accompanied by adults. Booking Essential. 10.30am-12noon and 1-2.30pm Suggested donation £3. Sorry, no dogs Blashford Lakes Centre, Ellingham Drove, near Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3PJ. Monday 9 Sep 2013 www.hwt.org.uk OPEN WATER SWIM Our new sponsored open water swimming challenge in the south west. Distances can be either 400m, 800m, 1200m or one mile. Set in the stunning location of the New Forest Water Park, Fordingbridge, Hampshire this event will prove popular for more intermediate to advanced open water swimmers aged 15 years to

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adult. e New Forest Water Park is a friendly family run business and is the venue for many water activities including: water skiing, wakeboarding, inflatable banana and inflatable ring rides. Bring a picnic for a fun day out, or use the onsite cafe. Disabled facilities available Sunday 15 September 2013 1100am £15 per person aged 15yrs and above. New Forest Water Park, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2EY. Sunday 15 Sep 2013 Contact telephone: 01823 448260. Call to check latest times or cancellations. www.diabetes.org.uk/In_Your _Area/ THE BOURNEMOUTH MARATHON FESTIVAL - RNLI SAVING LIVES AT SEA e first ever GSI Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2013, and by taking part you will be supporting our volunteer Lifeboat Crews and Lifeguards. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things to save lives at sea. Our headquarters are just a stone's throw from the Bournemouth Marathon Festival’s proposed routes – and so is Poole Lifeboat Station, home to one of our busiest lifeboat crews. As you run along the seven miles of golden sands in Poole and Bournemouth, you'll see our volunteers in iconic RNLI uniforms cheering you on from our lifeguard stations. Click here to register for your Charity Place now. Race name: Full Marathon Date/time: 6 Oct 2013 / 10am Location: Kings Park Drive, BH7 6JD Age range: 18 yrs and above Registration fee: £ 30.00 Minimum sponsorship: £ 500 Race name: Half Marathon

Date/time: 6 Oct 2013 / 8am Location: Kings Park Drive, BH7 6JD Bournemouth Dorset BH7 6JD Saturday 5 Oct 2013 and Sunday 6 Oct 2013 www.run-bmf.com THE PRINT ROOM PRESENTS CABARET NIGHT THURSDAY Enjoy an evening of unrivalled cabaret entertainment & award winning food at e Print Room on ursday 26th September, it’s a show that’s not to be missed. Kicking off the first of e Print Room’s vintage events they’re introducing this luxurious night of cabaret. eir chandelier filled art deco building is perfect for this first-class evening, so sit back and relax as they wine and dine you with a sumptuous three course meal, the best gin martinis in town and some of cabaret’s finest acts.. It’s the ideal venue for this mesmerising duo. £35 per person. ursday 26th September To book call 01202 789669 NEW FOREST FULL AND HALF MARATHONS Why not get your trainers on and sign up, then join Macmillan to raise money for people affected by cancer. New Forest, New Milton Hampshire BH25 6JS Sunday 22 Sep 2013 www.newforestmarathon.org. uk BOURNEMOUTH ARTS BY THE SEA FESTIVAL Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 20 September – 12 October 2013, with free outdoor opening weekend 20-22 September. ree weeks of over 50 highly original and exciting arts

activity are in store, spanning music, dance, film, visual arts, performance and spoken word, in all kinds of spaces across the town. Don't miss the Opening weekend of 20-22 September with exciting free outdoor celebrations for all the family to launch the Festival in real style. Some events are free, others are ticketed - see website for information various town centre locations Dorset BH2 5RQ Friday 20 Sep 2013 to Saturday 12 Oct 2013 www.artsbournemouth.org.uk OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WEEKEND Come along for a weekend of adventure and pioneering. Join our camping sessions and have a go at our outdoor adventure activities including orienteering, yomping and our tree climbing course. 10.30am - 4pm. Free event but normal admission fees and boat fares apply. National Trust members free entry. Please check the website for more details National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole Dorset BH13 7EE Saturday 28 Sep 2013 and Sunday 29 Sep 2013 Contact telephone: 01202707744. Call to check latest times or cancellations. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bro wnsea-island HOUSE OF COLOUR WORKSHOP IN AID OF AUTISM WESSEX Sandra Attrill is a House of Colour Consultant on a mission to help you make the most of your wardrobe. Sandra’s introductory workshop is designed for those who are new to House of Colour to give you an understanding of which colours, shapes and styles work best for different people. “Getting your colours done” has a whole new meaning and is empowering women internationally to look and feel great. House of Colour is committed to supporting local


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charities and Sandra is delighted to select Autism Wessex as the beneficiary of her September workshop. Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the charity which supports children and adults throughout the Wessex region affected by autism and other associated difficulties. 10am - Midday Tickets are £10 and can be booked: The Captains Club Hotel, Wicks Lane Dorset BH23 1HU Thursday 26 Sep 2013 Contact telephone: 01202 703595. Call to check latest times or cancellations. autismwessex.org.uk/event_ca lendar/view/house-of-colourworkshop CAVALIER AND ROUNDHEAD ACADEMY Would you have been a Cavalier with the Parliamentarians or a Roundhead with the Royalists? Learn about their lives at this new event for 2013. 10-6 Free to National Trust members. £8.50 per adult. £21.25 for a family ticket - no additional charge call 01929 466060 Corfe Castle, Wareham Dorset BH20 5EZ Saturday 14 Sep 2013 and Sunday 15 Sep 2013 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cor fe-castle END OF SEASON SHOW Equestrian event at Lulworth Equestrian Centre: End of season Show. is is a public Equestrian event. Be sure to check the website page for times and latest information, especially in case of bad weather. Lulworth Equestrian Centre Dorset BH20 5QR Sunday 6 Oct 2013 horseeventsuk.com/horse_event FESTIVAL OF AUTUMN COLOURS AT EXBURY GARDENS AND STEAM RAILWAY Everyone thinks of Exbury in the Spring, but the Gardens are just as glorious in Autumn with fiery colours from

maples, dogwoods and deciduous azaleas. e subtle light tones of Autumn reflect these colours dramatically. Special Autumn Trail leads visitors to the best of the colour. Open daily from 10:00am 5:00pm Admission including voluntary Gift Aid - Adults: £11.00 Seniors/Conc.: £10.50 Children: FREE All-Inclusive Tickets available including Steam Train Ride and Buggy Tour 02380 891 203 Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Exbury, Southampton Hampshire SO45 1AZ Tuesday 1 Oct 2013 to Sunday 3 Nov 2013 www.exbury.co.uk/website/au tumn_colour.aspx LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS CONCERT IN STURMINSTER NEWTON, DIRECTED BY SAM NEWGARTH, M.B.E. e Orchestra of the Bournemouth Philharmonic Society programme will include: Overture: "Light Cavalry" by Suppé, Egyptian March by J Strauss II, "Barcarolle" from e Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach, Rhapsody, "Esapaña" by Chabrier, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidoci ous" from Mary Poppins by Robert and Richard Sherman, Selection: "My Fair Lady" by Lerner and Loewe. After the interval: English Folk Song Suite - Vaughan-Williams, Jerusalem - Parry, Fantasia on British Sea Songs - Arr'd Sir Henry Wood, Rule Britannia - Arne, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Elgar.. Featuring Mezzo-Soprano: Clare Albanozzo Soprano: Gabrielle Barnes Baritone: George Hewitt Baritone: Julian Smith Tickets: Raked seats £12.50, others £10. From the Exchange office, Telephone: 01258 475137 Opening times: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 9am–1pm. The Exchange, Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10 1QU Saturday 21 Sep 2013

Contact telephone: 01258 475137 info@stur-exchange.co.uk www.stur-exchange.co.uk PARTY IN THE PARK 2013 Now in its 13th Year, Party in the Park in Ashley Cross has grown from strength to strength playing a vital role in bringing the local community in and around Poole together. e day includes barbeques, hog roasts, real ale, zumba classes, masses of kid’s entertainment, crafts and much, much more...e team at JJ PR & Events are excited to announce that this year will be the first year it will be a TWO DAY event! e day also gives back, to help raise money for a local charity Wessex Cancer Trust. We’re thrilled to announce Meridian Lifts are the new Title Sponsor with once again support from Frost & Co, e Cow and new sponsor Fitness First. Party in the Park has become a well known and eagerly anticipated event at the end of the summer social calendar, this year promises to be the biggest and best yet... £3.00 for one day or £5.00 for the weekend. Saturday 7th September 12.00pm 19.00pm Sunday 8th September 12.00pm 19.00pm Ashley Cross Green, Parkstone Dorset BH14 8UF Saturday 7 Sep 2013 and Sunday 8 Sep 2013 Contact telephone: 01202 706969 DORSET STREET FEAST A collaboration with Tandem Marketing. e courtyard at Walford Mill will come alive with stalls selling a selection of 'Street Food'. Also on display will be Cookery demonstrations and entertainment. Free entry. Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane Wimborne Dorset BH21 1NL Saturday 14 Sep 2013 and Sunday 15 Sep 2013 Contact telephone: 01202 841400

THE PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW e PSP Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s favourite on-water Boat Show and one of the premier events of the boating calendar, is set to return to Southampton from 13 – 22 September 2013. e 45th Show is the ideal environment to explore everything the boating world has to offer! Adult tickets can be purchased in advance of the Show from just £16**, with two children (15 years old and under) going free with each paying adult. NEW for 2013 - the Family ticket available for just £28**( 2 adults and 4 children). ** For ticket info please visit Mayflower Park/Town Quay, Southampton Hampshire SO15 1AG. Friday 13 Sep 2013 to Sunday 22 Sep 2013 Contact telephone: 0844 776 5777 www.southamptonboatshow.com BEACH CLEAN AND LITTER SURVEY, HURST SPIT Join us for 2 hours cleaning up and record the litter collecting along a section of beach at the base of this beautiful spit near Milford-on-Sea, with views of the Isle of Wight. Data is shared with the Marine Conservation Society to help their Beach watch campaign against marine litter. Meet at Cut Bridge, where New Lane meets Saltgrass Lane (Map ref. SZ 299 909). For further details and to book your place, please contact Amy Dale on 01489 774444 or e-mail AmyD@hwt.org.uk. 12.30pm No donation is necessary. Meet at Cut Bridge, where New Lane meets Saltgrass Lane Map ref. SZ 299 909). Hampshire SO41OUQ. Saturday 21 Sep 2013 www.hwt.org.uk n

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appears on Musik, the latest album by BBC Jazz Award winning outfit Orient House Ensemble; while the band, Tango Siempre have collaborated with the likes of Victor Villena from Gotan Project and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. Between them, the performers have appeared in BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing, as well as the hit West End show Midnight Tango, Tango Por Dos, the Channel 4 film Dance, Sally Potter’s Covent Garden production of Carmen and the Madonna film of Evita. Visit the website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk ■


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Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2013 AT A GLANCE: ere’s a new major event coming to Bournemouth and Poole - the Bournemouth Marathon Festival on October 5/6, 2013. ousands of runners from across the UK and locally have already signed up for the historic first event which promises ‘running as it should be’. ere is a race for everyone - from the elite international athlete to youngsters still at primary school. If you don’t feel up to running a full marathon the other distances to choose from include the popular half marathon, 10k, 5k, and junior races. Entries close soon so enter now at www.run-bmf.com. THREE HIGHLIGHTED RACES TO WHET YOUR APPETITES! Speed of Light 5k, Saturday 5th October, 7pm

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Runners and spectators are being urged to help create a massive “human light show” on the first night of the weekend-long event. Runners taking part in the Festival’s Speed of Light (for ages 11+) 5k race starting at 7pm on Saturday 5 October are being issued with flashing LED armbands and asked to wear fluorescent clothing. Race Director, Neil Kilgour, is urging onlookers to join in the fun and create a riot of light and colour along the route. It promises to be an unforgettable experience for runners and non-runners alike. Supersonic 10k, Saturday 5th October, 4pm And that’s not all at 4pm the same day, Saturday 5 October, is the super fast and flat Supersonic 10k suitable for runners aged 15+. To motivate runners there will be local music of the area along the route from a host of bands from the newly reformed Bournemouth Scout

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Band to the Sound of Soul Choir who can light up any stage. Junior races 1.5k & 3k, Saturday 5th October, 2pm To ensure the Bournemouth Marathon Festival lives up to its name as a truly family friendly festival of running there will also be two fun mass participation junior races across 1.5k and 3k distances on Saturday 5th October suitable for ages 6 - 14 year old. Each junior finisher will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, great medal, results posted on their my details account within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience. Entries close for all races close on September 11th, or before if course capacity is reached, so don’t wait! To enter any of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival races on October 5 and 6, go to the www.run-bmf.com. website and like the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Facebook page.

WHAT’S ON OFFER AT A GLANCE: SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2013 2/2.30pm: Junior Races (for 6-14 year olds) 1.5K & 3k distances, Starting and finishing near the BMF Hub in the Lower Gardens, Bournemouth this beautiful coastal route takes in the Bournemouth Pier. Full route description can be found on the website www.run-bmf.com. 4pm: Supersonic 10k race (for 15+) Fast and flat, the Supersonic is the ultimate in 10k speed. Starting and finishing near the BMF Hub in the Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, this beautiful coastal route heads towards Boscombe before turning back towards Bournemouth and going around the historical Bournemouth Pier. It then moves into Poole on the flat and super fast beachfront promenade then turns to finish in the beautiful Bournemouth Lower Gardens. Full route description can be found on the website www.run-bmf.com. 7pm: Speed of Light 5k race (for 11+) Utilising the phenomenal prom and pier area at dusk, the 5k race is a running experience like no other, with the emphasis on light around the route. Every entrant receives an LED armband to enhance the visual light sensation and we encourage runners to wear fluorescent clothing. Full route description can be found on the website www.run-bmf.com.

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SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER 8AM: Bournemouth Half Marathon e Bournemouth Half Marathon course follows the full Marathon route, taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers along this coastal route. is is running as it should be. Full route description can be found on the website www.run-bmf.com. 10AM: Bournemouth Marathon Start points is Kings Park Drive. Inspired by the stunning coastal arena of Bournemouth & Poole this is the pinnacle of endurance athletics. Full route description can be found on the website www.run-bmf.com. ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO RUN... And there's also another great reason to take part on October 5/6. Runners who are keen to help change other people’s lives can choose to run any distance for charity – there are even instant charity marathon places still remaining for the brave! More than 200 charities have places available, including Macmillan Cancer Support, which is the Festival’s official charity, and the top five affiliate charities – the RNLI, Julia’s House, the Stroke Association, Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Every single charity offers runners vital support and training advice in the build up to the big day as well as tips on how to hit your fitness and fundraising goals. Marathon organisers are hoping to raise £500,000 for good causes in the inaugural year, so now is the time to take the chance to make a difference. DID YOU KNOW? More than 800 race crew will come together over the marathon weekend to look after all the runners. It is thanks to them that runners’ thirst is quenched, bags transported and that all important medal is given out at the end. www.run-bmf.com ■

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make for wonderful photographs. New Forest Wildlife Park is in natural woodland setting and children and families can also enjoy the fabulous Go Wild! adventure playgrounds (one for toddlers and one for older children and adults) set among the trees and animals. Among the amazing wildlife on show at New Forest Wildlife Park you can see the mighty European bison – three young brothers who originally came from Poland – as well as free-roaming roe, sika and fallow deer. Don’t miss the cheeky and squeaky Asian short-clawed otters as well as a whole host of other animals, including lynx, Scottish wildcats, wolves, wallabies, foxes, wild boar, giant otters, North American river otters, polecats, pine martens, ferrets and several species of owls. New Forest Wildlife Park is run by Carol and Roger Heap, who have been involved in wildlife conservation for over 30 years. e park also rescues injured and abandoned wildlife in association with the RSPCA and is involved in international captive breeding programmes for endangered species. e New Forest Wildlife Park is at Deerleap Lane, Longdown, Marchwood, Southampton, SO41 4UH. Tel 02380 292408. www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk ■ New Forest Wildlife Park is a Wildlife Investor of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.


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Effective, dedicated, and knowledgeable: Even with 17 years of experience, I still have a passion to continue learning, to get you the most efficient results possible. Once you know how, getting results is simple. Energy and hormonal systems can be manipulated by selecting the correct exercises and intensity. Combining this with encouragement and advice on nutrition and lifestyle management we always achieve great results. Are you ready? James@180degreesgym.com

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I manage the therapeutic side of the business. My training has taken me to understand that achieving complete happiness and fulfilment relies on not just the body but also the mind. We will have offerings from skin care & anti-ageing specialists, hypnotherapy & holistic treatments, my team will be dedicated to making you look & feel great. We look forward to meeting you in the New Year! Sofia@180degreesgym.com I am excited to be bringing my team of Sports Massage and Sports Injury therapists from Alex Chisnalls’ Bournemouth Body Clinic to Sandbanks Yacht Co. If you are suffering from a work -related ache or pain, suffer from muscular tension or have a sports injury we can help you. My team of male and female Sports erapists are all highly qualified and experienced. We have treated customers from world championship swimmers and world cup winning rugby players to people from all walks of life and all ages. You don't have to be an athlete to benefit from Sports erapy. We will be offering Deep Tissue Sports Massage, Sports Injury Treatment, Acupuncture and Kinesiology taping services 6 days a week from Sandbanks Yacht Co. Alex@180degreesgym.com

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he PSP Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s favourite on-water Boat Show and one of the premier events of the boating calendar, is set to return to Southampton from 13 – 22 September 2013. e 45th Show is the ideal environment to try boating first hand, showcasing everything you need to enjoy life or start a new hobby on the water. See thousands of boats, brands, products and suppliers across the ten day Show. ere is no better time to explore everything the boating world has to offer! Aspiring younger sailors can get their sea legs with On e Water’s Get Afloat, brought to the Show by Rockley Watersports. Located in the marina, which lies at the very heart of the Show, 8 – 16 year olds can pick up their first boating skills or improve on already acquired techniques.

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Adult tickets can be purchased in advance of the Show from just £16, with two children (15 years old and under) going free with each paying adult. NEW for 2013 - the Family ticket available for just £28 ( 2 adults and 4 children). Mayflower Park/Town Quay, Southampton Hampshire SO15 1AG Contact telephone: 0844 776 5777 For ticket info please visit www.southamptonboatshow.com ■


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t’s always a risk to be the first member of your family to branch out in a new direction, without the benefit of the insider’s knowledge that an experienced parent or sibling can share. Jack Frame is a young artist who took that gamble and has seen it pay off handsomely. Despite there being no professional artist in his family, Jack was lucky to have parents who recognised his potential early on and guided him to find the right outlet for his talent. Born in Chatham, Kent, to Scottish parents, Jack returned to Scotland to

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study painting and printmaking at Glasgow School of Art. He was awarded a first class honours degree and was the sell-out star of his degree show in 2007, a firm indication that his work was resonating with collectors and art lovers and a fantastic start to a promising career. In the years that have followed, Jack has established a reputation for his distinct and instantly recognisable landscapes. Whilst his talent and skill is wide ranging, he is perhaps best known for his atmospheric landscapes featuring trees. He


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typically places a tree alone and centre stage in the landscape, a gesture which is intentional and intended to suggest a human form. Jack describes trees as being as ‘strong as a portrait of the face, it is perhaps this human quality that fascinates me the most’. He occasionally paints on Perspex, lending his images an intense and luminous quality. Sometimes his work is vivid and dazzlingly bright. Cherry trees in pink blossom on blazing gold leaf backgrounds are a favourite subject. At other times Jack’s paintings become more naturalistic. Recent examples have included sturdy oak trees in green fields and the darker, foreboding subject of a dead or dying tree in a twilight landscape. His varying compositions achieve a compelling emotional quality which usually provokes a strong response; a quality that most artists seek but relatively few achieve. Jack came to the attention of an even wider audience in 2009 when his paintings were shortlisted for the prestigious Jolomo Award for Scottish Landscape Painting. Out of a field of 74 entrants, Jack received the runner’s up award and £2500 in prize money. e critical acclaim further underlined the trajectory of Jack’s career as an artist. Newly relocated back to his childhood home in Kent, Jack is now showing his spectacular work at Lyndhurst Gallery in the New Forest. A participant in the gallery’s summer show, you’ll find examples of Jack’s work there all year round. For further details: 68 High Street, Lyndhurst, SO43 7BJ Tel 02380 283243 Twitter: @lyndhusrtart www.lyndhurstgallery.co.uk ■

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he internationally renowned solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will be making a rare visit to Dorset to perform a large-scale concert at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on ursday 10 October. Evelyn has famously overcome profound deafness to become the first person in music history to create and sustain a career as a full-time solo percussionist and recently performed to a global audience of 900 million people, leading a team of 1,000 drummers at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. e Lighthouse Concert Hall stage will be filled with a selection of instruments from Evelyn’s personal collection of more than 2,000 percussion instruments from around the world, along with a 50-piece professional orchestra - the British Sinfonietta. e programme will feature pieces for percussion and orchestra from Iceland, the Netherlands and New Zealand along

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with a number of familiar orchestral items. e concert will culminate in a double concerto for percussion, piano and orchestra, with Evelyn joined by Dawn Hardwick, an outstanding Welsh pianist, currently enjoying a successful career as a professional musician in London. CONCERT PROGRAMME: Masson – Konzertstück Mussorsky – Night on the Bare Mountain Fauré – Pavane Ter Veldhuis – Barracuda Concerto INTERVAL Borodin – Polovtsian Dances Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre Psathas – View from Olympus Visit the website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk ■


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hey help to create everything from spaceships to superheroes, and alien cities to entire planets; but those that work in visual effects rarely get recognised for their artistic and technical abilities. Well that’s about to change thanks to the creation of BFX; Bournemouth’s first international visual effects and animation festival coming 25th-29th September. Designed by expert academics from Bournemouth University (BU) and supported by the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), BFX aims to open our eyes to the sheer scale and talent

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of this creative billion-dollar industry. e festival has something for everyone, from those studying and working in a creative field to films and computer games enthusiasts who want to be inspired. e core of the festival is 3 days of in-depth behind the scenes talks by the VFX and animation industry’s most illustrious studios. Experts from international companies such as ILM, Framestore, Double Negative and Rhythm & Hues will be revealing the ground breaking processes behind their latest movies, including World War Z, Life of Pi and Pacific Rim.


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LOCAL ARTS Delegates can purchase a festival pass for £100 (students £75) which also gives across to tech demos by software companies Next Limit, Autodesk and HDR light studio, as well as panel discussions on scriptwriting, film financing and I.P protection.. BFX also offers artists the chance to hone their skills and develop new ones with world-class anatomy experts. Dr Stuart Sumida, Scott Eaton and Adam Redford have between them created characters from an endless list of blockbusters including Wrath Of the Titans, How to Train Your Dragon, Gravity and Shrek II . ey will be offering workshops for small groups on 2D & 3D anatomy, character projection and texturing. Prices from £35. However, for those just wanting to understand how VFX, games and animation are created, then arguably the highlight of the festival will be BFX’s opening night event; Willi Geiger from George Lucas’ VFX studio Industrial Light and Magic will be flying in from California to deliver a retrospective on some of the world’s most spectacular movies. Followed by a Q&A and special screening, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for film fans.(Pavillion Dance, Tickets £12/10 student I.D). For those wanting to carve a future in this exciting and creative industry, it is important to make informed choices when it comes to study. BFX has invited friends from the UK’s VFX, computer games and animation industry to attend a careers hub offering career advice and recruitment information to help them find their way to their dream job. Finally the festival will culminate in a weekend of free family activity in Bournemouth. Try your hand at animation in a 2 hour free workshop offered by the University at Bournemouth Library; ideal for budding film directors. Sit back and watch your favourite animated films on the giant outdoor screen at the Triangle or participate in an improved art show as part of Late Night on the Fringe.

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For more information and to book tickets please visit www.bfxfestival.com Find us on facebook and twitter @bfxfestival

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he rise of ‘price comparison’ websites has arguably created a false impression that all home insurance policies are basically the same, and that ‘getting good value’ equates to getting the best price. e reality is very different, particularly if you own a higher value property – usually defined as subject to a rebuild cost of more than £500,000. Price is only part of the picture, and getting good value means finding a balance between price, protection and personalised service. at is, while the cheapest standard policy may be adequate for the average three-bedroom home, it may be a false economy for high quality homes. In particular, the risks to your home and contents are likely to be more diverse, the potential losses more significant and the process of replacement or repair more involved – especially if you own expensive jewellery, fine art or bespoke furniture. As a result, you will almost certainly need the kind of tailored protection that standard household policies simply do not offer – and you will need to be sure that you have adequate cover in place to protect the full value of your property and its contents. Unfortunately, if you do get the balance wrong, you may not find out unless you come to make a claim, by which time it is already too late.

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INSURING A HIGH VALUE PROPERTY: COMMON PITFALLS TO DISCUSS WITH A SPECIALIST INSURANCE BROKER 1. Confusing price with value: Any savings made on your home insurance with a standard policy could prove a false economy if, later on, you lose thousands on a claim because you didn't have adequate cover. 2. Under-estimating the value of your home or contents: Under-insurance is a serious problem, particularly if your home is worth more than the average. A recent survey found that one in two higher-value properties may be under-insured. 3. Banking on your insurance to cover you for all eventualities: Standard policies are likely to be 'perils based'. is means you are covered only for loss or damage resulting from specified perils – such as fire, theft, storm and water damage. 4. Forgetting to check if your insurance policy is 'warranty free': Standard policies are likely to include an alarm clause or 'warranty' which invalidates theft cover should you, for instance, go out and forget to set the burglar alarm. 5. Letting an insurer dictate how you replace lost, stolen or damaged items: You may prefer to have cash or to replace a lost item with something slightly different, particularly if it was one-of-a-kind or had sentimental value.

Please contact us to see how we can help, quoting reference S1B:

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FEMININITY GRAB YOUR HANDKERCHIEF AND HEELS. LISA HAYNES REVEALS HOW TO WORK YOUR WOMANLY CHARMS WITH THE LADYLIKE LOOK.

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omboys take cover - fashion is embracing all things feminine with the ladylike trend. Perfect for transition season, womanly styling looks equally as pretty in summer or autumn - just add a coat or cape when temperatures drop. "ere's nothing like a favourite dress or skirt to make you feel oh-so-feminine," says Gok Wan, who plays on elegant silhouettes for his latest Gok for TU collection at Sainsbury's. "I've applied a Forties American twist, seen in the fit, flared hems, long, plunging necklines and billowing fabrics, for a look that's sophisticated, smart and chic." From hourglass curves to cinched waists, flaunt your female form with some grown-up glamour. FLARED VOLUME Look to the runway of Dior for the ultimate in ladylike dressing: billowing full skirts that gracefully skim the shins, pointed heels and neck scarves to really raise the retro glamour factor. Full skirts with maximum volume have an instant ladylike appeal from the moment you secure the zip. "Layer up with net underskirts to add as much volume as you want," recommends Gok. e trick to wearing swooshy skirts the modern way is to team them with simple and elegant tops. Even a plain T-shirt will pull the biggest of skirts back down to earth for a daytime-friendly look. Prom-style skirts and dresses will skim the hips and disguise heavy thighs making them perfect for pear shapes. FORM FITTING Say hello to the hourglass silhouette with curve-clinging frocks that enhance the waistline. You don't have to have perfectly-proportioned curves like Mad Men's Christina Hendricks to pull off this look. Seek out dresses with pull-in panels around the middle or bottom for a figure-boosting cheat. If your bust is your best asset, look for scooped necklines but always balance out the decolletage on show with a longer hemline. Separates are more flattering for those who are top or bottom-heavy and need to vary sizes. Gok describes pencil styles as "the sexiest skirt shape on the planet". Try teaming one with a wrap-blouse to achieve the form-fitting effect and stick to darker colours on the half you want to slim down. WWW.KANDEESHOES.COM

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PRETTY PLEATS Forget fine and dainty pleats and aim for the catwalk's boxfresh versions. Pleated dresses and skirts are still ladylike, but the larger box pleats look more powerful than pretty, making them ideal for the office. "Sophisticated A-line skirts flatten a bigger bottom and balance out curvy cleavages," Gok advises. "Balance out the volume by keeping everything else as simple as possible." For a floatier look, opt for lighter fabrics with movement or go structured with heavier fabrics that won't budge at the slightest gust of wind. Box pleats can easily be dressed up or down - just adjust your top, jewellery and shoes accordingly. ELEGANT EXTRAS For top-to-toe demure, accessories will complete your ladylike look. Gok says: "For a Grace Kelly look, team a fine-knit sweater with a pearl necklace and mid-height heels or ballet flats." Whether you opt for above or below the knee hemlines, heels instantly elongate legs and boost the slimming effect. Keep things prim 'n' proper with round toes, or vamp things up with points. Take inspiration from Her Majesty the Queen with the ultimate ladylike accessory - pearls. If you don't fancy wearing them the traditional way around your neck, experiment with an arm cuff or clutch bag, for a modern twist that won't remind you of an eccentric auntie.

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GET THE LOOK e Duchess of Cambridge takes a break from baby boy blues in bright pink to show off George to the world. New and expectant mums can pre-order her exact maternity Fuchsia Knot Front Seraphine Dress for £46 (www.seraphine.com). BUY IT NOW Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's collection for Autograph has gone down a storm in the lingerie aisles at M&S. e one-year anniversary collection celebrates the collaboration with updates on favourite styles, like the Pure Silk Rose Print Wrap, as well as brand new pieces like the Pure Silk French-Designed Rose Lace Teddy. Prices start from £12.50, available now ■ SEPTEMBER2013 27


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face on' when you need your make-up to last all day, whether it's for back-to-back work meetings or a romantic wedding. M.A.C senior artist Pablo Rodriguez reveals it's all in the application, as he explains the techniques for make-up that stays put. PRIME TIME Surprisingly, you don't need more products for longevity, you need fewer. It's wise to skimp on your skincare routine before applying your make-up to ensure the products don't slide. "e secret is to keep it simple," says Rodriguez. "Use a light lotion rather than a rich moisturiser. "Make-up tends to last less on oily skin, so it helps to prepare the skin with a shine control product before foundation. A mattifying product like M.A.C Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone (£16) works wonders under or on top of foundation." Primers not only hold your make-up better than natural skin, but also minimise pores for a flawless finish.

MAKE-UP WITH MILEAGE GIVE YOUR MAKE-UP EXTRA STAYING POWER. LISA HAYNES REVEALS HOW LONG-WEAR COSMETICS CAN HELP YOU GO THE DISTANCE.

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ive your make-up extra staying power. Lisa Haynes reveals how long-wear cosmetics can help you go the distance. If you can't be parted from your compact mirror and you're permanently touching up your face powder, it might be

time to reassess your make-up application. More than half (58%) of women admit to reapplying their cosmetics once or twice a day, according to a recent Birchbox survey, while 3% admitted to topping up three to five times. And there's extra pressure to 'put your

STAYING POWER "Do not assume that applying more make-up will make it last longer - there will just be more make-up," warns Rodriguez. Look for products that 'set' on the skin - think gels rather than creams. A long-wear foundation is the ultimate investment as it's the base you're applying products on top of. Rodriguez says: "Foundations and concealers that are less emollient (moisturising) will stay on longer in hot and humid weather, and a good powder is essential." Stick to matte formulations, oil-free powders and waterproof products for extra staying power. TOUCH-UP TIPS If you're prone to sweating or shine attacks, you'll need to keep an eye on your look. Liners and concealers especially tend to crease more if it's hot and humid, according to Rodriguez. "A hydrating mist will refresh your make-up and make it look like you have just applied it, but it will not set it," he says. Lips are the one feature that will need to be re-touched, especially post-eating. Take the exact product in your bag so you don't have to switch colours halfway through the day.

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Planning an outfit change? "Be careful when getting dressed or undressed to not smudge the make-up," Rodriguez warns. "A piece of muslin cloth on the face can prevent a make-up disaster." THE 12-HOUR TEST Lisa Haynes puts long-wear application to the test at V Festival with a makeover from M.A.C senior artist Pablo Rodriguez. But will it survive dinner, drizzle and a Beyonce set? 1PM: In the make-up chair, I observe Rodriguez is using brushes rather than fingers to really push the products into my skin and achieve an airbrush effect rather than a caked-on look. I'm usually a gloss girl but I'm advised to choose a matte finish lipstick for extra longevity. Rodriguez layers it on with a lip brush. 4PM: I want my look to last as long as possible so I take Rodriguez's advice and drink delicately out of plastic straws to retain my statement Impassioned raspberry red lips. I don't smoke but cigarettes make for more regular lipstick top-ups as they blot down the colour. 7PM: My amazing lips suffer death by macaroni cheese. Drat. e matte colour 30

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is clinging on post-dinner but now looks more like a subtle stain, so requires a reapplication. 1OPM: Beyonce is on stage and I'm feeling rather chuffed that my airbrush-look skin rivals hers eight hours later. ere's not even a hint of mascara running as I stand in the rain umbrella-free. 1AM: I discover there's a downfall to the long-wear look... Your average make-up wipes and cleansers just won't budge waterproof formulas. I used an oil-based cleanser on my eyes to break down my mascara and eyeliner's robust waterproof properties. Cleansing took longer than usual, but it was worth it. KEY M.A.C PRODUCTS IN LISA'S LONG-WEAR KIT: Studio Moisture Fix SPF15, £22.50; Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation, £25; Pro Longwear Concealer, £15.50; Paint Pot in Quite Natural, £15; Technakohl Liner in GraphBlack, £14; False Lashes Waterproof, £18; Lipstick in Impassioned, £15; all available at www.maccosmetics.co.uk

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health beauty (value of appointment fully redeemable against M.A.C products purchased). Available at all M.A.C locations nationwide, see www.maccosmetics.co.uk/locator TRIED & TESTED Lisa Haynes blows hot and cold over a new infrared hairdryer that's kind to hair. I may be a full-grown adult but whenever I have a technological issue, my father is the first person I call. "Dad, every time my hairdryer is on, it's making my LED TV go fuzzy." His expert diagnosis? "Hmmm, well if it's doing that to your TV, just imagine what it's doing to your hair..." e penny dropped as I peered down at my split ends. Hairdryers usually need replacing every few years (how often depends on how regularly you're using it) and this ancient one was getting on for half a decade. Time for an upgrade - and a barnet-boosting one at that, with Errol Douglas's new Infra-Red Pro Dryer. It sounds scary but the discreet infrared light is said to penetrate the hair to accelerate drying, aid blood circulation and reduce hair loss. e settings on the sleek matte black dryer are pretty standard, with three heat and two speed settings, but it's only at the hot setting that you see the bright red glow emit from the grill. It's as though I've switched from a Mini to a Ferrari - my locks dry faster and feel healthier, sleeker and smoother, which might be down to the anti-static technology that eliminates frizz. And the best news of all? I can now

watch my LED TV interference-free as I'm drying my hair. Errol Douglas Infra-Red Pro Dryer 1800W, £59.99 (Boots) BUY IT NOW Cue screams. Fans can smell like One Direction (kind of ) with the band's debut scent for females. e fruity floral Our Moment Eau de Parfum is priced from £21, available exclusively at www.harrods.com from August 25 and nationwide from September 2. BEAUTY BULLETIN Beard brigade Gary Barlow certainly has the X Factor when it comes to facial fuzz. e Take at singer has topped a poll of the UK's most sought-after facial hair, followed by David Beckham, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. e Institute of Trichologists has noticed a six-fold increase in requests for beard transplants, as more men follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Paxman et al and sport a full beard. Dr Bessam Farjo, founder of Farjo Hair Institute, says: "For the last 12 to 18 months, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of men coming to my practice wanting to fill in bald patches or thicken wisps of hair." Recessionista alert Nail a fragrant top-to-toe look with limited edition scent and nail polish duos from Impulse and Models Own. e brands have teamed up to create three scent and colour variants, priced just £4 per set (worth £9). Available in Superdrug now and Asda from September for a limited period only ■

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STEPS TO HAPPINESS FORGET EXPENSIVE SPAS AND YOGA HOLIDAYS, SOMETIMES IT'S THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. ABI JACKSON SUGGESTS TEN CHEAP, CHEERFUL AND EASY WAYS TO BOOST YOUR SPIRITS. 1 - CRANK UP THE MUSIC We don't need scientific proof to convince us of the inspiring powers of music but, in case you're wondering, scientific proof does exist - and lots of it. Earlier this summer, a study by the University of Missouri in the US found that listening to uplifting music boosted mood. So put on some feel-good music, turn off the TV, forget about everything else, and really absorb it - then feel the tension ease away and your spirits lift. It works even better if you dance around the room too. Oh go on, you can always close the curtains... 2 - GO FOR A WALK It's free, you can do it anywhere, and it can be as strenuous or relaxing as you want it to be - the benefits of a good stroll are certainly endless. "Walking has been shown to improve self-esteem, relieve depression, anxiety and improve mood," says Amanda Godsell, a fitness instructor who trains walk leaders for Walking for Health, a UK-wide walking group scheme led by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support (www.walkingforhealth.org.uk). As well as the health benefits and feel-good hormones released from being active, being outdoors in the fresh air and surrounded by nature brings an added boost. "It can give you valuable thinking time to put life's challenges into perspective, or it can be a great social way to exercise by going with a friend or joining a local group," adds Godsell. 3 - CATCH UP WITH A FRIEND When it comes to feeling happy, studies have found that people who regularly have a coffee, for instance, with a close friend are happier than those who focus more on 'bigger' rewards, like expensive holidays. Indeed, little regular boosts can be more beneficial than skipping the small pleasures to save up for that latest flat-screen TV or shiny car. Interaction with friends is especially important as we get older. Research by the University of Greenwich in 2010 found that having strong a social network was crucial to pensioners' life satisfaction. Friends enable you to forget about work and chores and being a mum/granny/wife, or dad/husband, for a short, but vital, period, and just be 'you'. So make time in your diary for a regular catch up with a pal. 4 - WRITE A LETTER "Hand-writing letters is done so rarely these days that when people do it, it feels quite momentous," says John O'Connell,

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9 - PICK UP A BOOK A good book can stay with your for years and in the short term, reading can have happiness-boosting powers too. As one benefit, it requires you to find peace and quiet and switch off from 'normal' life, and this in itself is relaxing and stress-relieving. "We think reading has some really powerful benefits, and health and wellbeing is one of these," says Debbie Hicks, e Reading Agency charity's director of research. "You can escape with a book. It takes you away from your surroundings, off into another world. It's almost like going on holiday." Borrowing books from your local library is free and anyone can join. For inspiration, e Reading Agency's Reading Well Mood-Boosting Books scheme suggests a host of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry books (www.readingagency.org.uk/adults/tips/reading-well-mood-boos ting-books-list.html).

10 - GET BAKING Baking has enjoyed a revival in recent years, with the success of shows like e Great British Bake Off, and no wonder - it's one of life's real simple pleasures. Keen bakers rave about the therapeutic qualities of retreating to the kitchen for a few hours. All the mixing and kneading requires a degree of effort (unless you're using a fancy mixer!), and getting stuck in can be a great tension-releaser. en there's the uplifting magic of delicious aromas wafting through the house - and then, finally, you have a tasty treat to enjoy, or share with loved one, or take into work the following day. Don't get hung up on whether your brownies or cakes are perfect, that defeats the purpose. Baking's a skill and requires practice, just make sure you have fun trying ■

7 - REACH FOR THE TROWEL Earlier this year, a survey by Gardeners' World magazine revealed that 90% of gardeners believe their hobby boosts their mood. People who regularly gardened were less likely to report feeling unhappy or depressed, too. You don't have to be an expert - pottering around outdoors can be relaxing and rewarding and seeing the fruits of your labour brings great fulfilment. If you don't have a garden, how about looking into community gardening projects or shared allotments? 8 - DO A GOOD DEED "Caring about others is fundamental to our happiness," says Dr Mark Williamson, director of the Action for Happiness movement, which promotes happiness through all sorts of ways, including bringing people together and encouraging everyone to be more giving (www.actionforhappiness.org). "Helping others is not only good for them and a great thing to do generally, it makes us happier and healthier. Opportunities to show kindness are everywhere and when we take them we find life to be so much more meaningful and rewarding." Don't worry if you don't have time to volunteer for a charity or much money to spare - small acts of kindness, like offering to pick up a neighbour's groceries, donating biscuits to a nearby care home, or picking up the phone to ask a relative how they are doing all make a big difference.

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rom chateau chic to rustic vineyard charm, there's something irresistibly alluring about French style. Designer Carolyn Westbrook invites Gabrielle Fagan into her Gallic-themed home and shares tips for giving any abode a pinch of Parisian panache. Stepping inside Carolyn Westbrook's home, it's impossible not to notice that romance is in the air. It's not just the traditional scene-setters of soft lighting, candles, plumped cushions and vases filled with fragrant flowers. ere's also an abundance of gilding, sensually-curved furniture, mirrors with decorative detailing and luxurious fabrics, which provide the clues to the real passion of Westbrook's life - French style. "My love affair with France began long before I ever set foot in Paris," says the designer, as she shows me around her beautiful 1800s plantation home, in Texas, America. "I've always been drawn to the intricate detailing that's evident from French furniture, and the way they decorate their homes with elaborate mouldings, aged objects and pieces that have become antique as they were passed down the line, from one generation to the next." It's a decor approach she's interpreted in her own distinctive way and which she reveals in her book, rough e French Door. Her gorgeous home could be a template for Francophiles (17 million Britons holiday in the country every year, according to Foreign Office statistics, making it one of our most enduringly popular overseas destinations) who want to replicate the nation's sophisticated style this side of the Channel. What makes Westbrook's abode so interesting is that she embraces a variety of approaches, from the appeal of a grand salon through to French rustic and contemporary Paris chic.

Her airy entrance hall has walls decorated with a collection of oil paintings and antique brown transferware plates, all picked up on her frequent visits to French flea markets. Formality is avoided - nothing should be too regulated or co-ordinating - with an eclectic mix of armchairs. Clutter is tidied away in vintage suitcases, while potted palms and plants give what Westbrook regards as an essential injection of colour and interest. "Many people are faced with a blank canvas when decorating their homes and all those white walls and empty spaces needing to be filled can be daunting," she says. "It's often a good idea to break the space down into smaller areas, which will help warm up a room and make it more intimate and comfortable. Oil paintings and diverse collections create a layered effect, tell a story and make a room interesting." A lounge encapsulates the essence of French salon living where the aim is to be able to instantly relax in time-worn comfort. "But there's no hint of pretentiousness or stuffiness, which is what I love about this style," says Westbrook. "Everything in the room's been carefully chosen, which takes years of collecting the right ingredients." She's chosen a range of fabrics for curtains and sofa and chair upholstery, but the colours and patterns blend harmoniously and the profusion of table lamps means lighting is soft and balanced. As she redecorates and experiments, she moves favourite pieces from room to room, to avoid the 'look' of each area stagnating. In the dining room, wood and texture star and there's an aura of calm serenity, enhanced by the views of the surrounding 53 acres of countryside.

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Pale walls and a varnished wood floor are the perfect backdrop for a pine sideboard housing an array of blue French china, and a pine farmhouse table. Refreshingly, there's no lack of surprises, because slavishly following a style is an anathema to Westbrook, who believes decor should continually evolve. So in her kitchen, instead of a rustic French farmhouse theme which would be all too predictable, she's evoked a sense of drama with a black and white scheme. "When I opted for black cabinets, that was unheard of at the time, but they set off the white countertops and sink perfectly," she says. "I have various collections of antique dishes, and I swap around each collection so they can all be appreciated. I love to use bold, colourful flower arrangements to bring life to the space." Monochrome continues in the sun porch with black and white striped curtains, and a white vintage dove cage and zebra rug. She's continued this theme in one of the bathrooms, where exuberant Toile de Jouy fabrics contrast with glossy black walls. Nowhere is her enthusiasm for French romance more evident than in the bedrooms. One is totally feminine with her favourite shade of pink used subtly in flowers and paisley bedding, with a bright pink chest flanked by simple white chairs. Another has theatricality, with the bedhead a stunning antique mirror and velvet drapes, which once dressed a stage, providing the backdrop beyond. When she decided to refresh one bedroom she gave it a zingy injection of lime green, contrasted with white mirror frames and plaster busts. It has a fresh modern feel even though its basic ingredients are still vintage French. "Green and oatmeal bedding was the inspiration for the new look, and this is often a good way to decide on a colour scheme. Focus on one item which always attracts your eye and introduce it gradually on a larger scale," she says. Westbrook hopes to inspire others to enjoy the beauty of aged and antique treasures, and to create homes which have their own spirit and reflect their owners' personality. "e beauty of French style is that it's so versatile and can be adapted to suit. All that's essential is that your home should envelop 36

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you in beauty, familiarity and comfort." If you've fallen in love with the style, have your own French affair by sourcing classic touches that will turn your living room into a salon and your bedroom into a boudoir... GET THE GALLIC LOOK A variety of companies import French homeware, or take inspiration from across the Channel in their designs. Monogrammed linen is characteristic of French style. Monogrammed Linen Shop embroiders your choice of design and colour of thread on its linen. A small pillow case, from £45, and monogramming, from £16, for two initials www.monogrammedlinenshop.co.uk/020 7589 4033.

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Sweetpea & Willow in 2006. Its selection includes art deco lighting, cherry wood furniture and silver and gold leaf mahogany pieces. Gold Gilt Dragon Wall Mirror, £601; Gold Gilt Silk Love Chair, £326, and a cupboard inspired by Marie Antoinette, La Muse de Versailles, £1,895 www.sweetpeaandwillow.com/0845 257 2627. ChiChi Furniture takes French designs and gives them a modern twist to create a shabby chic look. A 'La Rochelle' Bedside Table in vibrant pink, £449.99, has cabriole styled legs and intricate, brushed gold handles www.chichifurniture.com/01245 421 122.

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olidays may be short but the memories can last for decades. Keep them alive at home with reminders of those far-away places in displays and decor touches. Gabrielle Fagan explores high street travelogue style. Let's be honest, a holiday isn't just about relaxing and getting away from it all, it also has status value. Exotic destinations - the farther flung or more unusual the better - give us instant holiday cred and most of us will have boasted about a break. But now our homes can do the talking because travelogue style is hot, whether it's walls and accessories displaying maps, or small touches which give the impression you're always on the move. So introduce a little wanderlust into your home - or satisfy the armchair traveller within - with a trunk full of travel treats for rooms. ● Wonder wall: Be bold and paper a wall with a Vintage Wall map mural, from £99 from bespoke textile and wallpaper printers Digetex (0161 873 8891/www.digetex.com). ● Armchair adventure: Lounge on a Maps cushion, showing a map of the world. £28 from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com). ● Tray chic: Offer tea and sympathy to those who haven't had a break and serve it on a Photo Tray, on which you can mount nine photographs (holiday or otherwise!). £35 from Cox & Cox (0844 858 0734/www.coxandcox.co.uk). ● All packed up: Have trunk will travel! But even if you don't go anywhere, a hand-made vintage-inspired traveller's trunk is still decorative. From £35-£45 from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com). ● Picture perfect: A photographic print, featuring your own photographs and personalised with your own title and captions, could be a brilliant way to display a collection of holiday memories. Personalised Polaroid Album Print from £80, by e Drifting Bear, from Not On e High Street (0845 259 1359/www.notonthehighstreet.com). Or list all your favourite places with a Classic Personalised Destination print, from £38, by Betsy Benn, also from Not On e High Street. ● Memory board: Pop tickets and trip 'to do' lists on to a Home Comforts pin board, decorated with a variety of destination stamps. £35 from John Lewis, available from August 31 (www.johnlewis.com). ● Postcard pretty: Text and tweeting may be the fashionable way of communicating that 'wish you were here' message nowadays, but postcards still have traditional charm. Paper a feature wall in Postcard wallpaper, featuring either a collage of the back of old postcards with messages, stamps and addresses; or one depicting vintage style destination photos. Postcard wallpapers available to order from around £54 a square metre from Purldeco (0203 110 0643/www.purldeco.com). ● Name drop trend: Mimic a transatlantic vibe without leaving home. A red New York cushion, £20 from Kenneth Cole's New York Home collection at House of Fraser (available August 31). Add pieces from his New York To China collection, featuring landmarks: Mug, £6, bowl, £6 (0870 160 7270/www.houseoffraser.co.uk).

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reflecting sunlight in the shimmering water of the lagoon. Available colours: * Charcoal Black * Black Copper * Taupe Mauve Oriental Crackle Texture has a simple crazed crackle design to accentuate the opulence of the other wallpapers in the collection and is a glorious combination of ink and paper texture. e colors match the stripe in Jewelled Stripe. Available colours: * Black Bronze * Red * French Grey * Champagne * Oyster e background wallpaper Silk Velvet Texture is designed to emphasize the artistry in the crystal designs with multi-layering of colors and a metallic appearance. e colours match the backgrounds in Plume. Available colours: * Black * Sage * Mauve * French Grey * Pale Duck Egg e dimensions of the wallpaper rolls are 52 cm x 10 metres Retail prices from £280.00 to £740.00 per roll For full contact details of our worldwide distribution partners for SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS WALLPAPER please visit: www.swarovski-elements.com/wallpaper ■

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BY PETER JENKINSON Most people's music files now live inside a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Great. But wait. It really isn't that friendly to wander around your abode wearing headphones. e rest of your troop want to hear (or ridicule) your tunes. HERE ARE SOME HOT WIRELESS SPEAKERS TO LET YOU STREAM OVER THE AIRWAVES. Team tunes - Jongo - £169.99 from www.pure.com is colourful range of music makers is from the group that brought digital radio to the masses, so it knows a thing or two about sweet sounds. You can use a single Jongo to stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth gadget, or connect up multiple machines via Wi-Fi so you can listen to music all around your house. From the east wing to the west wing, you'll have music everywhere thanks to this compact, rich-sounding speaker. Sleek sounds - Logitech UE Boombox - £199.99 from www.amazon.co.uk e new UE brand from Logitech has upped the ante in terms of sound delivery and this, its top-end boombox, is a flagship model of note. Connecting over Bluetooth, there is simply no loss of clarity as your bass is pumped over the airwaves. Premium quality, including a die-cast aluminium handle, it's designed to look the business. High-end music - Ruark Audio MR1 - £299 from www.superfi.co.uk Not for the faint of wallet, these finely crafted speakers give high-quality sound. Any Bluetooth system can stream to this stylish pair, which come in a choice of walnut, white or black lacquer finishes. Easy on the eye to boost your computer or TV systems, your ears will be most pleased too. Make noise - Logitech UE Mobile Boombox £79.99 from www.amazon.co.uk is mobile boombox is ideal for taking on your travels. It'll pair up with your Bluetooth music machine to set your tunes free, giving a bass sound that's far above your expectations. Available in a range of colours, it really punches above its small dimensions. Dr's orders - Dr Dre Pill - £169.95 from http://store.universal-music.co.uk With a 30ft range, this deep bass delivery system will not leave you disappointed. is portable player is

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visually striking and ideal for those looking to crank up the volume to 11. Complete with a carry case and carabiner, you can clip it on to your bag for a 21st-century boombox experience. Room filler - Sony BTX 500 - £279 from www.sony.co.uk is is a must-have for fans of the brand. Among the first to incorporate near field communication (NFC), all you need to do is touch the slim system with your NFC-enabled smartphone for a clear, vibrationless sound. With wireless streaming over Bluetooth as well, it's well ahead in the tech stakes. Fully portable with a rechargeable battery, it makes a stylish addition to any room in your home ■

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painting by one of Britain’s greatest artists has been discovered in Dorset. e 9in. watercolour, discovered in a cardboard folio of prints, has been confirmed as an original work by John Constable (1776-1837). It is expected to sell for more than £5,000 when it is offered for auction on 26th September. Experts at Duke’s Auctioneers, Dorset have confirmed the watercolour is from a series of 140 works, drawn and painted by Constable in the year 1803. Of these, the whereabouts of only a handful are known. Valuer at Duke’s Amy Brenan explains: ‘In 1803, Constable spent several months on the East Indiaman ‘e Coutts’, accompanying his friend and the ship’s captain Robert Torin, on a tour around the Medway and ames before the ship set sail for China. He produced many watercolour and pencil studies of the varied landscape and shipping scenes he encountered.’ Charles Leslie (1794-1859), Constable’s official biographer and author of ‘Leslie’s Memoirs of Constable’, details a letter Constable wrote to his friend John Dunthorne which explains how the artist came to produce so many paintings and studies during his time on ‘e Coutts’: 'I was on board nearly a month and was much employed in making drawings of ships in all situations. I saw all sorts of weather. Some the most delightful, and some the most melancholy. But such is the enviable state of a painter that he finds delight in every dress nature can possibly assume.' is newly-discovered Constable watercolour depicts several tall ships on the water and is painted using a simple palette of grey and brown which, as valuer Amy Brenan describes ‘… probably indicates he produced it at speed in an attempt to capture the shapes of the sails and positions of the various boats on the water’. e Constable watercolour was spotted by experts sandwiched between a collection of low-value 19th century prints and watercolours in an old brown folio. e folios had been inherited by the current owner from a relative, Philip Coates, a published philosopher and youngest son of Henry Coates, founder of Coates Brothers Printing Inks in the East End, London. Coates Brothers became well known during the first half of the 20th century for developing a new type of newspaper printing ink using soot. Coates began building his collection of works in the 1960’s with examples of different printing methods. At a later date he expanded his collection into original works such as watercolours and drawings. ‘He was an astute collector and built a record of each work he acquired, it’s title, artist, medium and any provenance of the work known. It is his records that have enabled us to trace this Constable painting’ says Amy Brenan. Experts at Duke’s were able to identify a black collectors stamp on the back of the watercolour as being the stamp of e Ingram Collection. Sir Bruce Stirling Ingram (1877-1963) was editor of e Illustrated London News for 63 years and was a

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notable connoisseur of Old Master watercolours, in particular maritime subjects. Parts of his collection were shown in 5 separate exhibitions at Old Master dealers Colnaghi’s during the 1930’s and a feature about Ingram and his collection was published in e Connoisseur magazine in 1937. Two years after his death, his collection was dispersed at Sothebys in 1965. It is believed Philip Coates purchased the watercolour directly from Sothebys where it has remained in his collection ever since. e watercolour will be offered for sale at Duke’s Auctioneers, Dorset on 26th September. It is one of 55 lots forming e Philip Coates Collection which also includes 5 original Rembrandt etchings. e entire collection is expected to sell for over £25,000. For more information, please contact Amy Brenan on 01305 265080 or amy.brenan@dukes-auctions.com ■


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CITY BREAKS GREAT GETAWAYS With Europe on your doorstep you’re never more than a short flight away from a weekend of exploring some of the world’s most historic, popular and energetic cities. Use our guide to find the ideal city break for you, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a blast of culture, a family-friendly destination suitable for all ages, or some late summer sun. BEST FOR ROMANTIC GETAWAYS Paris has to be top of the list as the worldwide capital of romance. ink romantic cruises down the river Seine, watching the world go by from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or strolling through the gardens of the opulent Palace of Versailles. Aside 48

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from the well-trodden paths of the tourist guides there are plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered and excellent bars and restaurants to relax in. If you’re after a romantic weekend with a difference, Amsterdam could be the answer. Just an hour and a half from Southampton, it’s perfect for a hassle-free break. One thousand bridges cross the numerous symmetrical canals throughout the city. At night the bridge lights reflect and shimmer in the water as couples walk along the cobbled streets. Take a canal boat trip or hire bikes for alternative and fun modes of transport around this vibrant city. For special occasions consider hiring a private boat to cruise along the city’s canals in exclusive privacy. And of course in Amsterdam you’ll be spoilt for choice for flowers and diamonds – the undisputed worldwide currencies of love. e Bloemenmarkt ("flower market") comes highly recommended, whilst the numerous diamond factories offer free guided tours – with opportunity to purchase some of the world’s best-cut diamonds. BEST FOR LATE SUMMER SUN e jewel in Spain’s tourism crown and the ultimate destination for a weekend of shopping, culture, art and late summer sun,


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TRAVEL and over 40,000 pieces of art including masterpieces such as the celebrated Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, it’s a must-visit for anyone serious about art and culture. Elsewhere, the Musée d'Orsay and Musée Marmottan-Monet house numerous pieces by Monet, Manet, Degas and Renoir. For architecture lovers, there’s the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Scare Coeur in colourful Montmatre – compare and contrast with the industrial modern design of the Pompidou Centre. In Amsterdam the latest museum to open its doors to the public is the Rijksmuseum which reopened in 2013 after a 10-year renovation project. ere’s 80 rooms and 8000 pieces of art – including the return of Rembrandt’s e Night Watch. Or how about Barcelona. e epitomy of city cool, Barcelona’s vibrant cultural scene attracts millions of visitors every year. Barcelona was famously home to Antoni Gaudi whose distinctive style of architecture is present throughout the city – with peculiar shapes, colourful tiles, stained glass and ironwork the structures are instantly recognisable and a number are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Meanwhile, the Picasso Museum houses more than 3,500 pieces by the 20th Century Cubist artist. With Roman ruins, Gothic plazas, theatres and concert venues there’s something for all tastes and interests.

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Barcelona is just two hours from Southampton. With year-round average daily temperatures of 20c – rising to 27c in the summer months, it’s the perfect city to explore in warm comfort. Go for a stroll along the six interlinked Mediterranean beaches, take a harbour tour or enjoy some retail therapy before sipping Sangria on the famous Las Ramblas. Or how about Nice, the energetic sunshine city at the heart of the French Riviera and the Cote d’Azur. With 300 days of sunshine a year and a coastline that stretches to beautiful Antibes, Cannes, Frejus and St Tropez, it’s easy to see why Nice and its surrounding areas

are a haven for sunseekers visiting the azure blue seas and golden coast. Picture yourself soaking up the sun on one of the beaches or at a hotel roof-top pool and garden, or enjoying the stunning views across the bay from the hill-top castle before enjoying drinks and dinner at one of the pavement restaurants. BEST FOR CULTURE With an abundance of world-famous museums, opera houses, galleries and architecturally impressive churches, Paris is the cultural epicentre of Europe. ere’s the Louvre, the former royal palace and one of the largest museums in the world. With its striking glass pyramid entrance

BEST FOR FAMILIES If you’re travelling with a mix of ages you’ll want a hassle-free city break that caters for all and Dublin won’t disappoint. It’s less than 90 minutes from Southampton and offers attractions from museums and castles to shopping and nightlife. ere’s culture too as the city’s famous sons include James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde. A guided hop-on / hop-off open top bus tour is recommended to set you up for your weekend away. You’ll be inspired by places you’d like to re-visit and learn some of the city’s history as you pass landmarks such as Christ Church Cathedral, the Zoo and the Guinness Storehouse. Where will you go? www.southamptonairport.com/destinations for the full list of destinations and to book flights from Southampton Airport ■

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s the summer draws to a close in the British Isles, the sun is an ever more precious commodity, the days become shorter and the temperature drops suddenly – before you know it winter will be upon us! Meanwhile, some 1,800 miles south-east of London, the strongly British influenced island of Malta sits pretty, basking in the balmy Mediterranean sunshine that will engulf it for many more months to come.

St John’s Cathedral looms large, whilst Malta’s Grand Harbour, often described as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, is another highlight. e cities unique atmosphere and architecture ensures it is a popular host for a series of cultural events, from theatre productions, to spectacular opera concerts. Away from the bustling historic tourist town that the daylight hours bring, by night the city switches to a more relaxed pace – be sure to take a stroll and admire the magic of the fortified capital amplified by the gentle lighting. So as we slowly edge towards our winter months, a sunshine escape is only a short flight away. If you’ve yet to visit Malta, there really has never been a better time to do so ■

A MEDITERRANEAN MONTAGE Malta is a terrific destination to visit at any time of the year, but during the autumn and winter months, it is a perfect sunshine escape. With a blend of friendly locals, activities galore, stunning scenery and, of course, ancient architecture. Valletta is the jewel in the crown, but the island as a whole, offers so much to any would be visitor. OH TO BE BY THE SEASIDE One of the main attractions of Malta is without doubt the sea, and the small, but perfectly formed beaches that line the balmy waters of the Mediterranean. ere are some breathtakingly beautiful coves to swim in and the island is one of the world's premier diving destinations, with a wealth of historic dive sites ranging from sunken WWII bombers to dramatic undersea caves. en of course there is the seafood, some of the finest the Mediterranean has to offer – what else would you expect from an island surrounded by the rich waters of this region? e sister islands of Gozo and Comino are easily visited from the mainland and both are steeped in myth and mystery. Gozo is a mystical backwater and is thought to be the legendary Calypso's isle of Homer's Odyssey. It boasts rugged landscapes, a spectacular coastline and ancient Baroque churches as well as amazing panoramas and some of the best dive sites in the region. Comino, on the other hand, is the perfect location to discover the true magic of swimming, diving and enjoying all the activities the sea has to offer. Especially noteworthy is the island's Blue Lagoon - a day out by boat, with crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling.

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PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE Malta has an incredible history characterised by ancient battles due to its geological significance. Over the years it has been a source of affection for a huge number of empires including Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and more recently the British Empire. It was also involved in the Arab–Byzantine Wars, overrun by the Knights of Malta in the 1500s and was of course inhabited by Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Revolution. is incredible history has left its mark on the island, not least in its cosmopolitan population, mix of cultures and varied architecture. MDINA

THE ANCIENT JEWEL OF VALLETTA Valletta, Malta’s capital, will be European Capital of Culture in 2018 and looking around, it’s not hard to see why. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is nothing short of an open-air museum – a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. roughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government, the culture and history of the place rivals any city in Europe. e city is Malta’s premier tourist attraction - dotted with picturesque cafes, wine bars and stylish restaurants. e impressive

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Having your own space is important for everyone whether travelling with family and friends, on your own and on business or for pleasure. XclusiveJet understands how important levels of service are. ey are a local company with all the experience you would expect of a well-established private jet charter and aircraft management company. With modern communication systems on board your private aircraft you are free to relax, work and play without worrying about other people and at your own pace. If your trip is a relaxing experience from the moment you arrive at the airport it makes travelling anywhere an absolute pleasure, whoever you are. Our clients use private jet travel because it eliminates time wasting, inconvenience and stress, therefore allowing more time for work and relaxation. XclusiveJet can even fly

direct to the most obscure destinations (conditions allowing), so there are no annoying transfers. When you get there it’s only you, your luggage and your schedule that matters. e attention to detail and professional attitude makes private air travel a pleasure and you can rest assured that all the important matters such as your safety and the appropriate certification and experienced pilots and staff are all working to make your flight as relaxing and safe as possible. If you are late, we will wait because it’s your schedule, not ours. e experienced operations team dedicate themselves to making all the necessary arrangements from the flight plan to the on board catering requests. XclusiveJet is a local company, based at Southampton International Airport where its main operations and administration offices are located, with use of an immaculate hangar where the Citation and Hawker aircraft can be found. ere’s an impressive array of aircraft for you to charter including a Citation II with seating capacity for eight people, a Citation XLS seating nine, a Hawker 800XP, seating eight and a beautiful Falcon 900 with capacity for fourteen people. In addition XclusiveJet has operating bases at Moscow and Cannes giving our clients greater flexibility, especially for European trips. Meetings in Zurich, a skiing trip to St. Anton or even Breckenridge USA or a summer break in Tuscany… You can go anywhere, anytime, at your convenience. If you already have or would like to own your own private jet, XclusiveJet is experienced in aircraft management and currently manages and operates a Bombardier Global Express and Bombardier Challenger 605 for private owners. Purchasing your own private jet is easy with XclusiveJet as they help facilitate finance and have all the necessary experience to buy, operate and manage your aircraft. XclusiveJet is a fully certified and licenced private jet charter and management company and even more exciting news is that they are proud to celebrate their 11th birthday on September 2nd 2013. Following a recent decision by a client to purchase a pre-owned Falcon 900 transatlantic tri-jet this aircraft entered into


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service on the 1st August of this year and has since completed over 60 flying hours, including 4 transatlantic flights for a very satisfied owner. is is the 30th aircraft to join XclusiveJet and the delivery team has had a busy few years with the introduction of a 6000 mile Global Express delivered new from the Montreal factory and in quick succession two new Challenger 605’s, the most recent arriving in October last year. In addition XclusiveJet operates an Air Ambulance configured Citation II dedicated for medical evacuation missions and uses a unique call sign XCLUSIVEJET 999 and is approved to work within the medical sector. XclusiveJet is a major private jet charter company with a worldwide Air Operators Certificate issued by the UK CAA. Originally established in 2002 at Bournemouth airport with a small five seat Citation Jet it has now grown into a major jet charter and aircraft management company. Recently Xclusive Jet has been awarded by the UK CAA the CAMO certificate

(Continuing Airworthiness and Management Organization) and now has complete control of the scheduling and management of its own aircraft maintenance and that of other aircraft where aircraft owners wish to use this service. Do not think that private air travel is an unreachable star because you will be surprised how many benefits there are over and above flying business class on a conventional scheduled flight with a large airline, even when considering the cost. You could leave within 15 minutes of your arrival at a private terminal (where available), have pre-cleared immigration so no waiting at passport control, super comfortable and safe flying and only your luggage, making luggage carousels a thing of the past. Many business clients have already discovered the virtues of chartering a private jet and continue to enjoy the outstanding service and privacy to continue to work whilst flying without interruptions. If you love the idea of stress free flying and want to arrive at your destination refreshed

and full of energy all you need to do is give XclusiveJet a call and talk to the team about your plans. Private air travel is for everyone and you won’t look back once you start enjoying the beauty of having your own space, schedule and dedicated team of professionals at your disposal. Please talk to use about our Jet Share Schemes and pre-purchase block hour deals. You might be very surprised. Take off in style now by calling 02380 696992 or drop the MD Steve Loveridge an email to steve@xclusivejet.com For more detailed information go to www.xclusivejet.com ■

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THIRSTY WORK FANCY A DRINK? OUR DRINKS COLUMNIST SAM WYLIE-HARRIS SUGGESTS SOME FRUITY COCKTAILS. this creamy infusion requires measuring, shaking and straining, but the purity and softness of Zapaca XO (£49.75, 70cl, www.alexanderandjames.com) dark rum from Guatemala will easily make up for all the fuss. Smooth and rich with a warm, fruity palate and vanilla sweetness from the sherry cask, it tastes more like a fine whisky. If the price is too steep, try replacing Zapaca XO with Santa Teresa Anejo Rum (£18.50, 70cl, Waitrose) and this Venezuelan golden rum with its deep sweet citrus fruits will do the trick. ● Mile high milk punch 50ml Zacapa

XO, 10ml apricot brandy, 40ml Half & Half (half milk, half cream), 2 drops almond extract, dash of Jerry omas Decanter Bitters (Bitter Truth), dash egg white, 1/2 bar spoon English breakfast marmalade, grated nutmeg. Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled wine glass and garnish with grated nutmeg. ● Rum is increasingly popular, and the

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Sainsbury's) is the gin-based spicy spirit that's currently on everyone's lips. It cries out for lemonade and citrusy fruits, and the infusion of Earl Grey tea marries well with plenty of cucumber.

taste can be as varied as the islands in the Caribbean. Rum's good fortune stems from sugarcane juice and molasses which is distilled into a range of varieties such as Appleton Estate V/X Jamaican rum (£20.95, 70cl, Sainsbury's). A blend of between 15 and 20 rums of different ages, it is rich with rum-raisin aromas, spice and a pleasing palate of banana and candied fruits. HERE'S AN EASY POUR TO TRY AT HOME. ● Jamaican rum punch 45ml Appleton

Summer Cup with three parts lemonade. Combine over ice with seasonal summer fruits for a deliciously refreshing long drink bursting with natural flavours.

Estate V/X, 75ml pineapple juice, 75ml orange juice, 2 tea spoons sugar, or 10ml gomme syrup, 1/4 lime, 2 dash's of Angostura Bitters. Build in a tall glass with lots of ice and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.

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House Barley Vodka, 35ml Adnams Morello Cherry Liqueur. Half-fill a highball with ice. Add the ingredients and top with traditional cloudy lemonade and garnish with a slice of fresh lemon.

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may be partial to their tonic, ice and slice in the sunshine, but gin's botanicals and juniper notes also strike the right chord when mixed with a sparkling wine and seasonal fruits. Try using Beefeater London Dry Gin (£17.85, 70cl, Tesco) as a building block for the following recipe. ● Beefeater garden party punch (serves 4)

3 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin, 3 parts Sparkling English Wine, 2 parts good quality pressed pear or apple juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice, 1 part elderflower cordial, 1/2 part sugar syrup. Pour the ingredients into a chilled punch bowl or large jug. Stir well with a large ice block. Garnish with pear and apple slices and serve in a wine glass. Note: For a large ice block, fill a clean, empty juice carton three quarters full with water and freeze. When frozen, carefully cut carton away from the ice. ● Another white spirit that enhances

and boosts just about everything with its clean, crisp mouthfeel, vodka is a must for sundowners on a balmy night. For a striking addition to your bar, try Mamont Vodka (£32, 70cl, www.thewhiskyexchange.com) which hails from Siberia and is presented in the shape of a mammoth's tusk. Six times distilled and filtered through silver birch charcoal, it's pure enough to enjoy neat over ice. ● Siberian garden punch 50ml Mamont,

25ml freshly squeezed lemon, 20ml Monin Lavender Syrup, 1 dash orange bitter. Half-fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the ingredients and slowly stir. Top with still water and garnish with a lilac blossom. Alternatively, try mixing Adnams Copper House Barley Vodka (£14.49, 35cl, www.adnams.co.uk), which

BEST BUY Savvy serve... If Southern Comfort's 'Beach' commercial has made you smile this summer, the New Orleans favourite is giving fans another reason to celebrate. Every bottle of Southern Comfort Lime (£15, 70cl, Tesco) comes with a free branded pitcher to ensure their Stay Comfortable slogan remains firmly in the spotlight. LIQUID NEWS Oddbins rewards vino lovers for new discoveries... Holidaymakers who come across a wine they'd like to recommend back home can earn commission of up to 10% on every bottle sold - potentially adding up to hundreds of pounds. e Oddbins team will pick out the best suggestions from 'e Listing', then source a sample of the wine and if they also think it tastes good - endeavour to list the wine on the website and make it available in its 34 branches nationwide. Ayo Akintola, Managing Director, Oddbins says: "Nearly every day someone walks into a wine shop to see whether they can buy a wine they enjoyed on holiday. "Almost always the answer is a 'Sorry, no, but we have this instead'."

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CELEBRATE LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK MONDAY 7TH - SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2013 ook the week off work; London Cocktail Week – the biggest drinks festival in the UK - is back and will be basing its main hub in the beautiful Seven Dials area of Covent Garden for the second year. Get ready to shake, sip and party your way to a fantastic celebration of our capital’s unrivalled cocktail culture.

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continue to be the wristband collection point during the week, and you can also get drinks-making tips from the experts and meet the London Cocktail Week team who can help you plan your time during the festival. From there, why not stop in at the London Cocktail Week Liquor Store to buy discounted cocktail kits and ingredients or visit the specially created, 300 capacity pop-up bar hosted by Time Out in the renowned Seven Dials Club – open all week with an extended license. Within the huge choice of boutiques in Seven Dials, spirits brands will be hosting informal, engaging training and sampling sessions and outside on the streets, expect some unusual installations popping up to serve sample cocktails – all for wristband wearers. To buy a wristband – log onto www.LondonCocktailWeek.com. Wristbands cost £10 and allow the wearer access to the huge amount of sampling, cocktail demonstrations as well as the Cocktail Tours.

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A GOOD CHARDONNAY FANCY A DRINK? OUR DRINKS COLUMNIST SAM WYLIE-HARRIS REDISCOVERS THE FRUITY CHARMS OF A GOOD CHARDONNAY. GOLD RUSH Pure and delicious, rich and elegant; chardonnay offers a wealth of flavour, and travels so well that winemakers have made it the international star of the grapevine. Instantly recognisable, even drinkers who don't know that chardonnay is a grape (Chablis is made with 100% chardonnay and it's one of the classic grape varieties in a champagne blend) are familiar with this dry white wine the colour of straw. Chardonnay originates from the cool-climate Burgundy region in France, but because it's so easy to grow and neutral enough in flavour to take on many guises and personalities, other regions have succeeded in making it their own - and also making it one of the most widely-planted grapes in the world. However, initially, along with New World chardonnay came a shift in style to big, buttery, overly-oaked wines high in alcohol. Gradually, we tired of these blockbusters and in the late 90s

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consumers veered towards more green, tangy styles and joined the ABC bandwagon of Anything But Chardonnay. Winemakers responded to the backlash and today's wines show far less oakiness and far more structure, and the trend has led to a new wave of ABC Absolutely Brilliant Chardonnay. Chablis is possibly the most famous (and one of the most expensive) styles of chardonnay and it's here that producers have perfected the art of expressing the chalky terroir with pronounced minerality and lively acidity. Fresh and breezy, try Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2011, France (£22.18, www.spiritedwines.co.uk) with characteristic citrus scents, green apple and pear flavours, a hint of oyster shell and a mineral-driven long finish. Further south, the Languedoc is good hunting ground for fruitier expressions. Tanners Chardonnay, IGP d'Oc 2011, France (£7.40, www.tanners-wines.co.uk) is an easy-drinking style with peach aromas and generous pineapple and pear

on the palate with a juicy finish. Australian chardonnay was at the height of its popularity during the 80s and 90s, and was a major player in the 'over-oaked and over-here' chards when oak was used to mask poor quality grapes and inferior winemaking. Today, though, Australia's upfront modern style has become a little more restrained and they continue to enjoy tremendous success. For a good week-day wine that's lightly oaked and nicely fruit-driven, try Burra Brook Chardonnay 2012, Australia (£7.99, Marks & Spencer). A drop of sunshine in a glass, it's fragrant and refreshing with touches of ripe apricot and pears, good acidity and a hint of spiced pear on the finish. Chile likes to turn its hand to most grapes and is a reliable choice for good value chardonnay, especially when it's well crafted and elegant like this little gem from Berry Bros & Rudd. Try De Martino, Legado Reserve Chardonnay 2011, Limari Valley, Chile


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food drink (£10.95, www.bbr.com) which is marked by a lively freshness and minerality with vibrant tropical fruit and a delicious long finish that keeps revealing new flavour nuances. In the right hands, South Africa produces Aussie-inspired chardonnay and Newton Johnson Chardonnay 2011, South Africa (£13.99, www.laithwaites.co.uk) is quite delightful. With a generous expanse of peachy fruit, a fresh, limey nose and ripe citrus and tropical notes, it is clean and refreshing with a subtle hint of oak. e soil and climate in Southern Italy plays perfectly into the hands of winemakers and along with its indigenous grapes, Sicily enjoys success with international varieties such as chardonnay. Beguiling and concentrated, try Tenuta Rapitala Grand Cru 2011, Sicily (£15.99, www.cellarviewines.com) which has a rich mouthfeel without being over oaky with lush layers of peach, pineapple and pear, a hint of beeswax and vanilla with good acidity keeping it all in place. A-list producer California is the richest source for full-bodied, opulent wines which can be expansive and creamy without the custard. With great body and texture, try Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2007, Napa Valley, USA (£24.99, www.31dover.com) which is beautifully balanced with tiers of hazelnut, honeysuckle and butterscotch. Unfiltered (to help preserve the grapes

natural taste and character), this flaxen beauty will remind wine lovers why chardonnay needs a little bit of oak to impart complexity and the desired taste over time. BEST BUY Chilled on the inside... Corkcicle have created a real corker with this pre-frozen stick, which looks like a spike of ice with a plastic stopper on the end. To say goodbye to the ice bucket and prevent wine from getting warm, simply pop it into a pre-chilled bottle of white wine to maintain the perfect drinking temperature for an hour. £20, www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk LIQUID NEWS Green light for winemakers... e 30th International Wine Challenge (IWC) has awarded its 2013 Planet Earth Awards to two wines which also romped home with trophies for Best French White Wine and Best New Zealand White Wine. Domaine de la Vougeraie picked up the trophy for Best Organic Wine for its Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot

Premier Cru 2010, Burgundy, France; and the Sustainability Award went to New Zealand vineyard Lawson's Dry Hills for its Sauvignon Blanc 2012 which shows the quality that can be achieved using these eco-friendly methods. Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the IWC says: "It's wonderful to see the commitment of these winemakers to sustaining the environment in which they grow their grapes and protect the people who are involved in the process. "Advocates of biodynamic and organic winemaking believe these processes create healthier vines, which in turn produce flavoursome wines with complex characters. "ese responsible approaches should ensure that winemaking regions around the world continue to thrive." For more info visit www.digitalnewsroom.co.uk/iwc/planet-e arth-awards/ ■

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ood news normally comes in threes, but BMW would have you believe that it comes in fours too. e German firm's 3 Series is arguably its most important car; it regularly features in the list of top ten sellers in the UK, it manages that difficult feat of being popular with private buyers as well as fleets and it even manages to transform itself into a desirable sports car wearing an M badge. ere's certainly no shortage of love for the 3. But now there's a BMW 4 Series, although the cynics amongst you might describe this as the 3 Series Coupe. But a coupe it most certainly is, which means it will feature on a lot of wish lists - with good reason too. Aside from the obvious reduction in the number of doors, 4 Series models are marked out by a number of visual differences - only the bonnet is shared with its four-door cousin. ere are bigger headlights (with optional LEDs), a more aggressive front bumper, flared wheelarches and also 'air breathers' small vents in the front wings which are primarily for improving aerodynamics but are also designed to catch the eye. ere are LED lights at the rear as standard too, and with the lower ride height and wider track there is a definite increased sense of purpose about the 4 Series. On paper you might question paying more for fewer doors, but once you've seen it in the flesh it starts to make sense; this is one handsome beast. Skinnier-tyred versions might not look quite as slick, but a sensible person with an eye for the aesthetic will be selecting at least an 18-inch wheel from the options list.

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On the inside there's the familiar cabin layout which, in typical BMW fashion, manages to hit all the notes. e supportive seats, the crystal-clear instruments and the reassuring snap of all the buttons puts you at ease behind the wheel. It might only be a small change but the front seats are mounted 9mm lower than in the saloon, contributing to the sport feeling you expect from a car like this. In the back there's a similar amount of room for passengers but the seats are sculpted to offer a bit more support to keep them in place as you tackle a challenging road. e lower roofline means a fraction less headroom, but only Herman Munster will find it a problem. It's not just visual either. anks to the standard lowered suspension BMW claims the 4 Series has the lowest centre of gravity of any model in its range - something that is a crucial element of good driving dynamics. And perhaps unsurprisingly it is the way the 4 Series tackles the bends that really shows it in its best light. With sizeable wheels and tyres on this 435i version there is huge amounts of grip on offer, although when pressed there is sufficient power available to play the hooligan. But the 4 Series is best savoured by being driven more smoothly, and enjoying the quick and accurate steering, excellent body control and sheer enthusiasm - it tackles bends with a genuine joy to match any enthusiastic driver. e engine range comprises of thrifty petrols and diesels including the popular 2.0-litre diesel already seen in the 320d as well as the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol, but here the range-topping


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435i delivers a very strong 302bhp thanks to its twin-turbochargers. e super-slick eight-speed automatic transmission works superbly whether its in auto or manual mode, and with the EcoPro, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes governing everything from the suspension, steering, throttle response and gearshift operation the 4 Series is genuinely capable of adapting to your current needs. ere's a rational case for saying that you can get 95% of what the 4 Series offers from its only slightly more humble four-door siblings, but that would be missing the point entirely. ere's extra style as well as presence, and that's something that anyone who can afford it, will. With the 4 Series, there is genuine ability to back up the looks ■ BMW 435I FACTS AT A GLANCE PRICE:

£40,795

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3.0-LITRE PETROL UNIT PRODUCING 302BHP AND 295LB.FT

TRANSMISSION: EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC DRIVING THE REAR WHEELS PERFORMANCE: TOP SPEED 155MPH, 0-62MPH IN 5.1 SECONDS ECONOMY:

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MOTORS

AUDI RS 7 SPORTBACK

BY MATT KIMBERLEY

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orque. It's funny how a thing so difficult to explain in words to anyone without a degree in advanced mechanical engineering can be defined so emphatically with one push of a car's 'go' pedal. Suddenly it's crystal clear. Forget the maths; more torque simply makes acceleration faster. In some cases, a lot faster. is seems like a good time for some kind of practical demonstration. We'll need a car, and not just any car. Leave your miles-per-gallon hat at home because, for this, we'll need a big engine. With turbochargers. And preferably a loud exhaust for good measure. And so, let me introduce our willing volunteer for today's lesson: the new Audi RS 7. You might recognise its shell from the love-it-or-loathe-it A7 Sportback, albeit on a light dose of steroids. e RS 7 is pleasantly subtle in its muscularity, adding to the A7's silhouette here and there without going overboard. If the Mercedes

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CLS 63 AMG looks a bit too brutish for your tastes, chances are you'll like the Audi a lot. Under the bonnet is, what I can only assume to be, the kind of explosion-making device that Scotland wants to ban. Audi calls it the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the RS 6 Avant. I call it a weapon of mass destruction (of super-unleaded). It's about 20 horsepower down on the larger, normally-aspirated V10 engine in the old RS 6, but it has more peak torque and crucially - a lot more wallop lower in the rev range. It's technically quite a bit more efficient, too - mustn't forget that. Back to the torque demo, and we're on a narrow, winding German back road behind a tractor doing 15mph. e RS 7's 2.1-metre width is just too much to squeeze down the side of the meandering farmer and his trailer of loosely packed hay bales. Good to know some forms of driving torture aren't reserved only for the British. Eventually, Herr. Farmer swings out to the left and cuts back across into one of his fields (no indicators), leaving an empty road

ahead. For a moment it's like I'm wearing an iron boot and there's an electro-magnet under the accelerator. I hit the power, hard, and with no perceptible turbo lag from 3,000rpm, several things happen at once. A thunderstorm breaks beneath the boot, unleashing an epic baritone roar through optional sports exhausts. I'm pushed into the figure-hugging leather sports seat so hard that I can feel its shoulder-blade high RS logo pressing into my back. e car is charging at the next corner, incensed, like a rudely awoken grizzly bear, and given the inertia it's carrying, I hit the brakes. With a monumental and truly awful squeal, the stone-cold carbon ceramic anchors struggle to haul the car up to a safe speed for the corner. It turns out the optional - and huge - 420mm upgraded discs need a good bit of heat in them to work properly, making the standard steel 'wave' discs a better everyday bet. Fortunately, as the RS 7 and I barrel around the bend and re-deploy enough turbocharged torque to rip the tarmac to shreds, I find that there's an almost endless


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reserve of grip and traction. Audi fits all its RS models with quattro four-wheel drive, and in the 7 it gains a 'sports differential' at the back axle. I watched the moving display model with accompanying video three times and, to be honest, I'm still not quite sure what it does. Because the power is split between four wheels rather than some of its rivals' two though, the RS 7 puts around half the power down through each fat tyre and makes it almost impossible to wheelspin. at's a win for safety as well as granting unbelievable acceleration. Reaching 62mph from rest in 3.9 seconds is incredible for a car that - with two people, fluids and a tank of petrol on board - weighs around 2.2 tonnes. Its top speed is electronically limited, but without the cap the RS 7 would - astonishingly - top 200mph It's not perfect. It's inescapably heavy during hard cornering, the centre console looks flat and dated, the Dynamic suspension mode is much too unforgiving, the sat-nav is frequently late with its instructions and the steering lacks any real feel at all despite its undoubted accuracy. But within the boundaries of what the RS 7 is designed for, namely to be the RS 6's less practical but more aggressive and sporting GT-esque cousin, it's very impressive. It even has four power sockets so everyone on board can charge a device. But the one thing that defines the RS 7 more than anything else is torque. As science lessons go, I'd happily revisit this one ■

AUDI RS 7 SPORTBACK FACTS AT A GLANCE PRICE:

FROM £83,495 ON THE ROAD.

ENGINE:

4.0-LITRE TWIN-TURBO V8 PETROL PRODUCING 552BHP AND 516LB.FT.

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8-SPEED TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC DRIVING ALL FOUR WHEELS.

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TOP SPEED 155-189MPH (LIMITED, SPEC-DEPENDENT), 0-62MPH IN 3.9 SECONDS.

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