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“Once we’d bought Angelica and Belle we realised what a joy it was to explore the Island’s stunning beauty and quirkiness by road and as our idea for a lifestylecompany solidified we knew we had to capitalise on that. The classic cars epitomise everything we stand for: quality,classic bespoke high-end service.”

that up at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival. “Our range of almond and lemon Amaretti cookies and aromatherapy candles and diffusers were very well received by both customers and other exhibitors,” says Chris, “and the idea of a lifestyle Concierge service attracted a lot of interest. Angelica Belle offers an all-round, all-encompassing service not available anywhere else on the Island and welook forward to welcoming islanders and visitors from far and wide.” Details of the complete Angelica Belle lifestyle range can be found at www.

suggest things you might not even have thought possible. Andrea and I have the skills, imagination and contacts to come up with something tailored just for you. And rest assured itwouldn’t be an off-the-shelf, everyone’s-done-it experience.

Including: Cookery Demonstrations: Various options including small groups, bespoke and 1:1. A Range of Edible Gifts: including for example Amaretti Almond & Lemon or Orange Cookies.

Candles: 100% Natural essential oils create a range of amazing scents. Natural soy wax and clean burning eco wicks. Diffusers: uses the latest eco-friendly base made from renewable sources, with 100% natural essential oils and rattan reeds. All packaging is reusable, recyclable, eco-friendly or biodegradable and simply beautiful - ready to make the perfect gift whether it be for friends and family, or even yourself. Gift cards also available. * Below Deck (all nine seasons of it) was my binge-watch choice during lockdown, says Suzy. As it is all about the ‘below deck’ shenanigans of luxury charter yacht crews – including captain and chef – of course I had to ask Andrea and Chris how true to life it was. They just laughed. Before telling me they worked much harder and drank far less.

Part of the Angelica Belle offering is Chef Andrea’s cookery demonstrations in their Fistard kitchen. “I’ve been fortunate enough to work in some of the most glamorous locations in the world, from Bermuda to Mustique, worked as the in-house chef for a Mayfair Fashion House, owned and operated my own award winning restaurant and been a private Chef to a number of VIPs,” says Andrea. “I’ve always concentrated on creating beautiful and imaginative cuisine and now with Angelica Belle I’m able to demonstrate this to small groups in a relaxed setting.” But it’s not just cookery experiences. Andrea is passionate about aromatherapy and has created a beautiful range of soy candles and diffusers with 100% natural essential oils blended to create a range of scents for your home which onefan describes as ‘exactly like a spa.’ High praise indeed. Angelica Belle soft launched this summer at the Royal Manx Show and followed BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS