Welcome Welcome to the high summer fashion issue, featuring Kate Moss, Kate Upton, our beautiful brights style shoot, and our mustbuy, must-see and must-do hot list for the season ahead. While working on this issue, I was honoured to witness a small slice of fashion history in the form of the unveiling of Kate Moss’s show-stopping new range for Topshop. Having followed Kate Moss’s stellar career from my teens (around the same time that I developed a lifelong Topshop shopping habit), getting a ﬁrst look at the key pieces from Kate’s 2014 Topshop collection has been one of my summer highlights. Special thanks are due to Topshop Press Ofﬁcer Holly Stewart and Topshop Personal Shopper Charlotte Harper for all their help with the Kate Moss at Topshop feature from p8. Other issue highlights include ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, our summer style shoot, (from p14) featuring fashion’s boldest and brightest new pieces. Many thanks to Stylist Bryan Harrop for all the hard work behind the scenes on this shoot, to the brilliant team, and for the use of the Palm House, which provided the perfect backdrop for this photo-shoot. Another of my 2014 highlights has been working with Bianca Iaciofano on the Jo Malone London pages from p20. From the brand’s exciting collaboration with ‘Calm & Collected’ to their creation of much-needed charity gardens, I’ve learnt that although we’d love Jo Malone London for their iconic fragrances alone, this brand has so much more to offer. You’ll ﬁnd our fantastic regular columnists Matt & Jayne Littler (from p26), Emma McHarrie (p45), Joanne Watkinson (p51) and Marco Pierre White (p52) are all on ﬁne form this issue, and a very big thank you is also due to Jon Allinson for the design of this edition and to my lovely mum, Jean Hill, for all her help with the diet-bustingly good food and drink pages. We’ll be back with more of the best from the North West in July.
Emma Hill Emma Hill (Editor)
CONTENTS BACK! KATE 08 SHE’S MOSS’S SHOW-STOPPING
FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN FORD TOOK OVER AT THE MILAN FURNITURE FAIR
HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS: INSIDE ONE OF LIVERPOOL’S MOST EXCITING YOGA STUDIOS
NEW COLLECTION FOR TOPSHOP
BRIGHTS ARE THE NEW BLACK WITH OUR HIGHSUMMER FASHION SHOOT
MALONE LONDON 20 JO GETS CREATIVE FOR THEIR 45 NEW RANGE FEATURING ONE-OFF DESIGNS BY CALM & COLLECTED
BUYING A 22 HOW CANDLE COULD HELP TO TRANSFORM A NEIGHBOURHOOD NEAR YOU MATT & JAYNE’S 26 SHARE SUMMER OBSESSIONS HOLIDAY SEASON 28 YOUR SKINCARE & BEAUTY ESSSENTIALS
KATE UPTON SHARES HER BEAUTY SECRETS
THE BEAUTY INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE HOUSE BEAUTY SPA
EMMA MCHARRIE’S ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ACCESSORIES OBSESSIONS: THE NEW CHLOBO LET’S DANCE COLLECTION AT MOCOCO
FROM THE 48 HIGHLIGHTS NORTH WEST’S SOCIAL SCENE
JOANNE WATKINSON EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FASHION & CONFIDENCE
MARCO PIERRE WHITE’S SUMMER CULINARY TIPS & HIS SECRET RECIPE FOR A CLASSIC CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
FOOD, DRINK & TRAVEL INSPIRATION
66 MY DESIGN PASSIONS
CONTRIBUTORS Editor: Emma Hill email@example.com
Design & Art Direction: Jonathan Allinson All in Design & Advertising Ltd firstname.lastname@example.org
Menswear & Womenswear Styling by: Bryan Harrop email@example.com
Fashion Writer: Hannah Ramsay Hannahfirstname.lastname@example.org
Photographer: Spriggs Photography
Design & Editorial Intern: Jessica Heaton
With special thanks to contributors including Marco Pierre White, Matt and Jayne Littler, Emma McHarrie, Jean Hill & Joanne Watkinson.
Cover image courtesy of Topshop
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ith the awards season in full swing, we’ve seen the stars of the silver screen wow us with their red carpet worthy dresses, preened to perfection by the world’s leading hairdressers and make-up artists. With the North West’s most prestigious awards ceremonies ahead (starting with the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards on 22nd May at St George’s Hall), the region’s business leaders will be digging out their ﬁnest gowns and tuxes. But how do you make sure you turn up looking a million dollars without the ﬁlm star budget? The answer is simple; visit Liverpool ONE, where the city’s stores are packed full of personal shoppers, stylists and make-up artists who can help you with everything from choosing the perfect dress to applying your make-up and creating an up-do that even Jennifer Anniston would be jealous of. In Liverpool ONE, the beauty experts at the counters in stores like the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar and the beauty ﬂoors of John Lewis and Debenhams will apply your make-up for a big event and the booking fee is usually redeemable against products. Plus Electric Hair, which is based on the ﬁrst ﬂoor of Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols is a favourite destination for a bouncy blow-dry or a creative up-do. On Saturday 24th May, Liverpool ONE will be celebrating the art of looking fabulous with a special event called ‘All Dolled Up’ that will give you the chance to enlist the services of the personal shoppers, hair stylists and make-up artists that can help you to get ready for any special occasion.
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SHE’S BACK! HIS & HERS CELEBRATES KATE MOSS’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO TOPSHOP. WORDS: Emma Hill
Call me a fashion geek, but ever since my teens, I’ve been watching Kate Moss’s sense of style develop one outﬁt at a time. From festival chic to red carpet glamour and from glossy campaign images to papped pictures snapped outside bars, no-one can captivate the attention of the fashion crowd as effortlessly as Kate Moss. Kate has dominated the UK fashion scene for over a quarter of a century, inspiring some serious wardrobe envy over the years. Also, despite her massive proﬁle, it still feels like we know relatively little about Kate. She gives few interviews and is notoriously selective about the brands she works with. And crucially, even when a collaboration, such as Kate’s with Topshop, proves a stellar success, she leaves us wanting more. After Kate’s ﬁrst collaboration with Topshop in 2007 caused stampedes on the British high-street as thousands clamoured to snap up one of the key pieces from the collection (tea dresses, anyone?) most brands and celebrities would be rushing to cash in and unveil their next joint collection. However, we had to wait until 2010 for Kate’s next limited edition Topshop collection, then another four years for this summer’s collection of 40 key pieces designed by Kate for Topshop to be unveiled. With supplies strictly limited (most stores will only receive one delivery of key pieces from the Kate Moss collection) it’s likely that parts of the range will sell out in a matter of hours. Perhaps because I feel like I’ve grown up with the Topshop brand (having shopped there consistently ever since I had to save my pocket money to do so) and with Kate Moss as a style icon, I’ll be staying up late and getting up early to be amongst the ﬁrst to check out the range online and in store.
HER FASHION Charlotte Harper, Personal Shopper at Topshop’s ﬂagship Liverpool ONE store reassured me that I’ll be in good company, confessing that many of her regular clients have been asking for tip offs about the Kate Moss collection for weeks. As part of Topshop’s free personal shopping service, customers have received exclusive invitations to shop from the Kate Moss collection from the comfort of the personal shopping suites while enjoying a champagne breakfast. Charlotte says that the response from customers wanting to attend has been overwhelming. Charlotte is well known for her relaxed, friendly approach paired with an uncanny ability to ﬁnd incredibly ﬁgure ﬂattering fashion for her customers. She’s so good at this that I visit her whenever I want a stress-free fashion ﬁx, as do several of my friends who work as stylists and even designers. Sometimes even if you spend your days styling other people it’s nice to have someone do the same for you once in a while. When I asked Charlotte how she expected the new Kate Moss collection to go down with her customers, her excitement was evident. “’Show stopping’ is the phrase Kate Moss has used throughout when working on this collection”, said Charlotte, “and it genuinely is a show stopping range. Almost every single item is an iconic piece in my opinion”. Charlotte anticipates that key pieces from the collection, including a tasselled navy blue leather jacket, an off-theshoulder lemon dress, which Kate has been papped wearing, and the ultra-wearable playsuits, will ﬂy out of the Liverpool Topshop store, adding: “The thing about this collection is that there will be almost no replenishment. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.” She added: “The best thing about this collection for me is that there are lots of touches that you know Kate has had a real inﬂuence on. Plus the quality of the materials used is fantastic. My clients range in age from 15 to 70 plus and there’s something for everyone in this collection. Also, these are pieces that you’ll want to keep for years to come.”
HER FASHION “I am personally thrilled that Kate wanted to come back to Topshop to work with us again. The ﬁrst time around was such a lot of fun and she has been sorely missed”, said Sir Philip Green, adding: “The Topshop business has developed extensively around the globe since we launched with Kate in 2007, and we’re proud to be selling the collection in 38 countries worldwide where Topshop has a presence, in addition to creating pop-ups in department stores around the globe and making the collection available on Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com” Kate Moss added: “I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop. I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion, it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop.” A free personal shopping service is available from Tophop’s Liverpool Store at 2236 Church Street, and from other larger Topshop stores. The Kate Moss collection is being sold globally in all Topshop stores and online at Topshop.com and also from NET-A-PORTER.COM, within Nordstrom stores and at Nordstrom.com
I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at TOPSHOP. I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion it feels like Iâ€™m back home working with TOPSHOP. Kate Moss
MCARTHUR GLEN DESIGNER OUTLET’S
HIS & HERS FELL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR MCARTHUR GLEN’S COLOURFUL CATWALK BARGAINS.
he Piazza at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet was an inspired choice for a stunning fashion show: shoppers out bagging bargains gathered around to form the audience, and out strode the models, blinking in the sunshine. There was a pink and green spring pastel theme, mixed with stone, and silver metallics: a male model sauntered by, looking elegant in Reiss Prince of Wales green check jacket and stone coloured pants. The Ted Baker playsuit in cream/stone, that looked like it was tailor-made for the petite model, was a show stopper: beautifully cut, discreet stitching detail in the impeccable tailoring and accessorised with a gold clutch.
There was much to admire: A French Connection sizzling pink mini; a Phase 8 ﬂamenco red ﬁtted maxi; a sleek silver grey Karen Millen number; a statement Gant striped shirt and Hobbs ﬂouncy cream mini. It was an afternoon of high fashion on display, which is just a ﬂavour of what the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet at Ellesmere Port has to offer – non-stop designer desirables. The presenter, wearing a gorgeous Ted Baker, full-length canary yellow pleated skirt, almost stole the show. There were bargains galore to be had: the stand-out being a Karen Millen silver maxi dress, RRP £235.00, which was on sale that day for £50.
TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR CLASSIC BLACK ENSEMBLES AND EMBRACE HIGH SUMMER STYLE IN NATURE’S BRIGHTEST AND BOLDEST HUES.
PHOTOGRAPHER: SPRIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY; FASHION STYLIST: BRYAN HARROP; PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT: KATE PHILIPS; FASHION ASSISTANT: YUILI PHALAKAN; MAKE-UP ARTIST: LOIS PICKUP; HAIR: ROB CZLAPKA AT RCNQ; MODEL: CHARLY WRIGHT AT BOSS MODEL MANAGEMENT. LOCATION: WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SEFTON PARK PALMHOUSE: WWW.PALMHOUSE.ORG.UK
SUMMER’S NEW TWO-PIECE
Model wears: Topshop shirt, £34, with a Clover Canton skirt, £225 from Selfridges and shoes, £140, from Kurt Geiger.
RED’S THE NEW BLACK
Model wears: Shirt, £230, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Selfridges; Red shorts, Harvey Nichols, and shoes, £140, by Kurt Geiger.
PAINT BOX SHADES Model wears: Shirt, £39.99, Zara; trousers, £39.99, Zara; shoes, £250, Kurt Geiger; necklace, £19.99, Zara.
STRIKE A POSE Model wears: Dress, £760, by Givenchy at Selfridges; shoes, £85, Kurt Geiger Carvela and a bangle from H&M.
HER FASHION BE BOLD, BE BRIGHT Model wears: Dress, £290, Alexander McQueen at Selfridges with shoes, £95, from Kurt Geiger.
INTRODUCING THE NEW IT DRESS Model wears: Clover Canyon dress, £275, Selfridges with shoes, £250, Kurt Geiger.
THE FINE ART OF
Jo Malone London gets creative for their ﬁrst collaboration with Calm & Collected.
his May, creative force Calm & Collected became artists-in-residence, setting up studios within Jo Malone London’s boutiques at Selfridges London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Calm & Collected have designed ﬁve exclusive bottles for several of Jo Malone London’s most iconic fragrances: English Pear & Freesia, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Earl Grey & Cucumber and Peony & Blush Suede, embellishing the brand’s distinctive boxes and bags with beautiful silk screen designs. Calm & Collected was formed by four like-minded artists with the aim of creating fun and irreverent designs. Through a collaborative process, they balance typography and imagery in their work with a hand-made focus. Calm & Collected is made up of Adam Bletchly, an illustrator with an overactive eye for detail and texture, Alex McCullough, who gathers inspiration from the edges of obscurity and the banal in equal proportion., Chris Mackenzie, a specialist in typography and Donal Sturt, a fan of simple design solutions and lover of pictograms. Calm & Collected will be working at the Selfridges studios to create one-off boxes, personalised live in store. This collaboration is part of The Selfridges Beauty Project, a store-wide campaign celebrating all deﬁnitions of beauty. The Calm & Collected studio will open at the Jo Malone London boutique at Selfridges London, Birmingham and Manchester on 1st May 2014–15th June 2014. To attend one of 15 events, visit Jo Malone London’s Facebook page for details.
Jo Malone London Calm & Collected 100ml, £82, 30ml, £41 Available in: English Pear & Freesia, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Earl Grey & Cucumber, Peony & Blush Suede Available exclusively from Selfridges stores and Selfridges.com 21
COULD THIS BE THE WORLD’S MOST CHARITABLE CANDLE? THIS SUMMER, EVERYONE WHO BUYS ONE OF JO MALONE LONDON’S SILK BLOSSOM CHARITY CANDLES WILL ALSO BE CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORDS: Emma Hill CREATION OF A MUCH-NEEDED COMMUNITY GARDEN.
arlier in the year, I was proud to be one of the ﬁrst to see the plans for Jo Malone London’s latest Urban Community Garden Project in Liverpool.
Jo Malone London’s UK Communications Assistant, Bianca Iaciofano, showed me a selection of watercolour sketches of the Kirkdale Country Garden, which will open to the public this June. Bianca explained that as English gardens are a huge source of inspiration for the Jo Malone London creative team, it made sense to put gardens at the heart of the company’s charity work. She then showed me the company’s mission statement, which reads: “We support marginalised communities in key cities to build and maintain beautiful, scented gardens. Collaborating with dedicated charities, we harness the power of gardens to improve the lives of those living in deprived and vulnerable situations. Our gardens are created to be therapeutic in the short term and life-changing in the long term.”
Each project is supported and maintained through the sale of a Jo Malone London Limited Edition Home Candle. This year’s Silk Blossom candle not only smells delicious – it also represents a small luxury that will make a big difference, with a donation equal to the full retail price going directly to the charity. In addition to creating gardens in London’s Battersea Park and Edinburgh, Jo Malone London has also been working with Rotunda, a community centre in Kirkdale, Liverpool, to create a focal point for an area in the top 1% in terms of poverty within the UK. Kirkdale’s Country Garden will be opened by Lord Mayor Gary Millar and refreshments for the grand unveiling will be provided by legendary local caterers, The Yacht Club (featured from p54), underlining Jo Malone London’s commitment to working with local suppliers. Look out for more charity gardens opening in Bristol and New York over the coming months.
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JAYNE’S OBSESSIONS: Summer is nearly here and things are a changin’ - it’s time to update, blow away the cobwebs and nearly time to get the legs out. I said nearly! With this in mind, here are just a few of my summer must-haves.
When it comes to your hair, the grunge has gone and the love is back! It’s all about loving your locks again, think shimmer and shine by using products that add love to your hair such as a luxury hair treatment. Kerastase Masquintense is a perfect all-rounder. It smells divine and can give the thirstiest of hair the gloss it deserves. This tip also applies if you’re going to curl your hair; the aim is to create a perfect ﬁnish. Take your time to create an even root-to-tip bend either by using your rollers, tongs or a wand and voila, summer 2014 is all yours. The trend for lips for 2014 is bold and beautiful and red and orange are the shades that are leading the pack. Nars Heat Wave is number one for any orange lovers and Yves St Laurent Rouge Volupté has to be a key addition to any good His & Hers reader’s glamorous makeup bag. My all time band of bands has to be Elbow, and their latest album certainly does not let me down. It’s providing the perfect theme tune to my summer. I recently had the job of cutting the hair of said band before they played their sell-out gig at the Echo Arena. Watching the sound check was amazing and it was deﬁantly a night to remember. But don’t just take my word for it, go buy the album ‘The Takeoff and Landing of Everything’
MUST-HAVES COLLINGE ART DIRECTOR JAYNE MAHON SHARE THEIR SPRING OBSESSIONS.
MATT’S OBSESSIONS: Google Glass I ﬁnally got to have a play with these at Gadget Show Live last month - and you can believe the hype! It’s a little hard to get your head around at ﬁrst, but within 10 minutes you will get used to the fact that the internet is essentially ‘in your head’ or more accurately ‘in your vision’. The overlay was intrusive and responded to my voice, even in the loud conference hall. I played some games on it (simple clay pigeon shooting) and searched the web. When google is bringing these out, and whether you’ll look like a wally when ‘on the street’ is still unknown. But an evolution of the internet it certainly is. Wolfenstien The New Order It’s probably more than 20 years since we last walked through a castle shooting Nazis with Bj Blazkowicz - the square jawed protagonist or Wolfenstien. But looking at him in this - the ﬁrst true sequel to the original game - you wouldn’t know it. Machine Games have crafted a smart and well thought out shooter. Yes it’s still about shooting big stupid guns at the aforementioned Nazis and yes it’s big and brash and loud, but what they’ve also seen ﬁt to do is think about narrative, and human reaction, and character, and WTNO is richer for it, very much so. Buy this! GH4 I make ﬁlms, and for years the gap between prolevel kit and consumer tech has been shortening. However with Panasonic’s release of the GH4, the gap just shrank exponentially! This is a Micro Four Thirds DSLR which can capture 4K video in much the same way as the big movie cameras do, this doesn’t mean much for the man on the street, but if you’re even thinking about buying a stills camera why not punt for this and get a free cinema camera too? Expect to see some short ﬁlms/music videos and even a couple of features shot on this bad boy in the coming months.
HIS & HERS’ SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS THIS SUMMER’S SKINCARE, MAKEUP, FRAGRANCE AND HAIRCARE HERO PRODUCTS. Estée Lauder’s Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant UV Defense, SPF 50, is His & Hers’ ﬁrst choice for powerful everyday sun protection, £30.
Unwind while you hydrate with Aveda’s silky smooth and beautifully fragranced Stress Fix Body Creme, £36.
Fake your way to a gorgeous summer glow with one of our favourite bronzing compacts, Clarins’ Limited Edition Summer Bronzing Compact, £30.
Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle is one of our best-loved summer fragrances. The twist and spray version (with two reﬁlls) is the perfect size to drop into your handbag and spritz on the go, £76.
Bobbi Brown’s new Art Sticks (available exclusively through Selfridges) combine the ease of a lipstick with the precision of a lip liner, £19. One of His & Hers’ all-time favourite beauty products, Lancôme’s Hypnôse Volumising Mascara has the perfect clump-free easy application for the summer months, £22.
Darphin’s hard-working new CC Cream Instant MultiBeneﬁt Care, SPF 35, offers sheer porcelain-smooth coverage and protection for all complexions, £32. One of our festival essentials, Lush’s No Drought dry shampoo will help keep hair feeling fresh in between proper washes, £6.75.
The His & Hers team are hooked on Lancôme’s new Lip Lover collection, giving the hydration of a lip balm, the colour intensity of a lipstick and the shine of a gloss, £18. As temperatures rise, ensure that your usual foundation stays the course by applying a good primer ﬁrst. Laura Mercier’s famous primer is one of our favourites, £29.
After sun exposure, it’s vital to keep skin hydrated. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, with its anti-ageing properties and light yet intensely hydrating formula is one of His & Hers’ must-buys. £80 for 50ml. When wearing sun cream daily, a good cleansing routine will keep your complexion glowing. His & Hers loves Liz Earle’s famous Cleanse & Polish, £14.75. Look out for special offers on this brand at John Lewis stores this summer.
HIS & HERS ROAD TESTS THE NEW
CLARISONIC ARIA SINCE SPRING, WE’VE BEEN PUTTING CLARISONIC’S NEW ARIA SONIC SKIN CLEANSING BRUSH THROUGH ITS PACES TO FIND OUT WHETHER IT LIVES UP TO THE HYPE.
egular users of sonic toothbrushes and cleansing brushes like Clarisonic’s market leading range tend to say they’d never return to traditional toothbrushes or ﬂannels once they’ve experienced the extra clean sensation delivered by sonic technology. As our road tester already owned one of the ﬁrst Clarisonic cleansers (with just one speed setting) and a Sonicare toothbrush, they required no convincing that sonic technology (producing over 300 movements per second) delivers excellent cleaning results. Clinical trials of the Clarisonic range show that their sonic method delivers a cleanse which is six times better than cleansing by hand, making your skin more receptive to your usual creams, serums and moisturisers. After using the original Clarisonic Mia (RRP: £99) for several years, our road tester felt that blocked pores and dry and oily patches were all less visible, giving skin a clearer, more youthful appearance. Upgrading to the new Clarisonic Aria, the road tester was immediately impressed by the addition of three different speeds. Opting for the slower ‘Delicate’ speed, which is ideal for sensitive skin types, they said they’d use the middle (or ‘Universal’) setting after nights out and the top ‘Powerful’ speed once a week for a thorough exfoliation. They also liked the addition of a handy USB-enabled charger (perfect when travelling) and an adjustable T-timer, giving the choice of one or two minute cleansing cycles.
This is a minor improvement, but for the road-tester, who preferred a longer cleanse and hadn’t had this option with the original Clarisonic, this was another selling point. Also, after many months of using Clarisonic’s own cleanser, they were delighted to hear that the brand’s just partnered up with Lancôme, recommending Lancôme’s cult classic, Visionnaire and Gel éclat. This made a welcome change and they loved the fragrance and consistency of the products. At £155, the Clarisonic Aria is signiﬁcantly pricier than the Mia, but our road tester felt that the enhanced features made it well worth upgrading.
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MAK E-UP SECRE TS
The London Premiere Look
TRACY MURPHY FOR BOBBI BROWN REVEALS HOW SHE CREATED TWO VERY DIFFERENT MAKEUP LOOKS FOR MODEL AND ACTRESS KATE UPTON FOR THE LONDON AND NEW YORK PREMIERES OF HER LATEST FILM, ‘THE OTHER WOMAN’.
The NYC Premiere Look
HIS&HERS ENTERTAINMENT RECREATE KATE’S LOOK FROM THE NYC ‘THE OTHER WOMAN’ PREMIERE TRACY’S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: SKIN I prepped Kate’s skin with a rich moisturiser to create an all-over glow. I tapped a bit of Hydrating Eye Cream underneath the eye area and massaged Hydrating Face Cream onto the face and neck. I then applied Lip Balm. FACE I applied Skin Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Beige, using a sponge for a light ﬁnish. I also used a little Creamy Concealer in Warm Beige under her eyes. Then, I paid special attention to the area around Kate’s mouth, ensuring that skin looked ﬂawless. I do this whenever I apply a bolder lip colour. For a pretty hint of colour, I applied Blush in Blushed on the apples of her cheeks. To ensure that her makeup lasted all night, I lightly dusted Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Pale Yellow onto her skin.
EYES I wanted her eyes to have a cool and imperfect look. To achieve this, I applied a lot of Smokey Eye Kajal Liner in Noir into her water line and into the roots of the top and bottom lashes. I asked Kate to squeeze her eyes closed, then blended out any leftover colour with the Smokey Eyeliner Brush. After curling her lashes, I applied Smokey Eye Mascara in Black on the top and bottom lashes. To help frame and intensify the eyes, I exaggerated the brows by ﬁlling them in with the Brow Kit in Cement/ Birch. Finally, I set them with the Natural Brow Shaper in Mahogany. LIPS Using a tissue, I blotted any excess Lip Balm off Kate’s lips. Then, I used the Retractable Lip Brush and carefully painted on a perfect dark red pout in Crimson Lip Colour. I blotted her lips, then layered on a ﬁnal coat of lip colour. I then softened any hard lines with a cotton swab.
RECREATE KATE’S LOOK FROM THE LONDON ‘THE OTHER WOMAN’ PREMIERE TRACY’S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: SKIN To create an all-over glow, I prepped Kate’s skin with a lot of moisturiser – it plumps up skin for a refreshed look. I applied Hydrating Eye Cream and massaged Hydrating Face Cream onto her face and neck. I also smoothed Lip Balm onto her lips. FACE I began by applying Creamy Concealer in Warm Beige under the eyes. Then, I applied Skin Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Beige onto her face, using a light hand so her skin looked healthy – not overdone. Then, I lightly dusted Bronzing Powder in Medium evenly all over her face – focusing on the temples, cheeks and nose, as well as her neck. For a soft and feminine glow, I applied Blush in Pretty Pink onto the apples of her cheeks. Finally, I dusted Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Pale Yellow onto her skin to help set the look.
EYES I highlighted Kate’s eyes with winged liner, but kept the look modern. Using the Eye Shadow Brush, I swept Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Beige from the brow bone to the crease. The colour really complements Kate’s blue eyes. Then, using the Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush, I lined her upper lids with Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. To create the perfect winged liner, I dragged the liner slightly out and up so the look was subtle. Kate has amazing lashes so I began by curling them, then I applied Smokey Eye Mascara in Black on the top and bottom lashes. To frame this stronger eye look, I ﬁlled in her eyebrows by creating a strong arch with the Brow Kit in Cement/Birch. To keep them in place, I set them with Natural Brow Shaper in Mahogany. LIPS I lightly deﬁned her mouth with Lip Liner in Pale Pink for staying power. Finally, I applied Rich Lip Colour in Uber Pink with the Retractable Lip Brush.
ALL OF THE BOBBI BROWN PRODUCTS MENTIONED ARE AVAILABLE FROM BOBBI BROWN COUNTERS AT THE HARVEY NICHOLS BEAUTY BAZAAR, AT DEBENHAMS & JOHN LEWIS, LIVERPOOL ONE, AND FROM: WWW.BOBBIBROWN.CO.UK
HIS & HERS CELEBRATES
WORLD MERIT DAY THE HIS & HERS TEAM IS COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS TO WORLD MERIT DAY, WHICH CELEBRATES THE TALENTS OF RISING STARS, PROVIDING SUPPORT, ADVICE AND EMPOWERMENT TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
orld Merit Day comes to Liverpool on 24th July as the ﬁnal event of the International Festival of Business (IFB).
Designed for young people aged 16-30, World Merit Day is split into two parts, kicking off with the ‘World Merit, What Matters’ Conference. The conference features a packed programme of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches which have been designed to inﬂuence, empower and inspire young people. Sessions will be run by local, national and international experts in the ﬁelds of ﬁlm, TV, music, politics, digital coding, activism and business encouraging young people to explore their own skills and talents. Budding entrepreneurs are being asked to present their business ideas to Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey for possible ﬁnancial backing and mentoring. TV presenter and activist Katie Piper, former Island Records managing director Marc Marot, and Jack Healey - former head of Amnesty International, are some of the many invited speakers who will take to the stage to share experiences, leadership knowledge and advice. In addition to the thought provoking conference, the ‘What Matters Concert’ will see the Echo Arena come alive to the sounds of international music sensation Woodkid alongside local live acts including Esco Williams, Mic Lowry, Hoodie Ledbetter and Stephen Langstaffe.
For tickets and more information visit: www.worldmerit.org 34
HIS&HERS FOOD & DRINK
HIS & HERS TAKES A CULINARY JOURNE Y AT
IL FORNO & SAPPORO TEPPANYAKI
TAKE A STROLL DOWN LIVERPOOL’S DUKE STREET AND YOU’LL STUMBLE UPON TWO OF THE CITY’S BEST LOVED RESTAURANTS: IL FORNO AND SAPPORO TEPPANYAKI.
hile Il Forno has established a reputation which extends far beyond the city’s limits for serving top quality authentic Italian cuisine, the talented chefs at Sapporo Teppanyaki have brought the ﬂair and theatre of Japanese dining to Liverpool.
Opting for a Pizza Caprino, we were delighted by the quality of this simple classic at such a modest price.
More than 6,000 miles may separate Italy and Japan, but these two very different restaurants have two things in common: both are owned by award-winning developers Iliad who are gradually transforming a once overlooked section of Duke Street into a vibrant pocket of culinary perfection, attracting foodies from across the North West.
At Sapporo Teppanyaki, we sampled ‘Shojin Ryori’, the restaurant’s popular vegetarian option, which features Vegetable Spring Rolls, Vegetable Tempura and Vegetable Maki Sushi Roast Peppers, followed by a Japanese Yuzu Fruit Cheesecake. Watching the chefs work their magic at the heart of the restaurant was a feast for the eyes and every morsel of our healthy meal was delicious.
The second similarity is that the staff at both venues will settle for nothing less than excellence (hence the ﬂurry of awards won by both restaurants in recent years). His & Hers has a long-standing liking for Il Forno, a restaurant which delivers in spades every time we ﬁnd ourselves craving Italian food. Most recently we visited the restaurant to sample their £5 lunchtime menu.
His & Hers would highly recommend Il Forno for their surprisingly inexpensive lunchtime menu and, of course, as the perfect place to while away those relaxed summer evenings over some of the city’s ﬁnest Italian cuisine.
Whichever of these Duke Street gems we choose, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
Il Forno, 132 Duke Street, East Village, Liverpool, L1 5AG. Tel. 0151 668 0052, www.ilforno.co.uk Sapporo Teppanyaki, 134 Duke Street, East Village, Liverpool, L1 5AG. Tel. 0151 668 0177, www.sapporo.co.uk 35
THE BEAUTY INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE HOUSE BEAUTY SPA
t was with much excitement that I returned to one of His & Hers’ favourite haunts, The House Beauty Spa’s Childwall Park Avenue luxury day spa, as they headed towards their ﬁrst birthday in July. As a true beauty addict, I was delighted to be one of the ﬁrst to hear about The House’s latest additions to their treatment list. This relaxing haven has received the rare accolade of winning a prestigious Guinot Crown Award for the second year. Guinot’s owner, President of Guinot Paris, Dr Jean-Daniel Mondin, said: “At all Guinot salons, clients can be assured that they will receive professional, knowledgeable skincare advice and treatments, but it is the Crown salons that are particularly outstanding in their ﬁeld”. Outstanding is a word we associate with every inch of The House – from Georgia’s impeccable taste in interior design to the welcome from Ann, the Housekeeper, as you enter the tasteful orangery. Amy Hart took great joy in sharing the House’s latest treatments with me. Elemis Biotec is exclusive to the Mather Avenue spa, combining the very latest technology with the therapist’s touches to create bespoke facials for every skin type in either 30 or 60-minute treatments.
And then there is the amazing Vita Liberata PHenomenal self-tanning mousse or lotion, which is revolutionising self-tanning. Certiﬁed organic, this instant tan is free from the aroma that often is associated with self-tanning, and it last four times longer than any other self tanning product, fading like a natural tan. Amy Hart, Senior Therapist at The House Childwall Park Avenue, put it simply, “We pride ourselves on providing the very best spa experience for our clients, using the ﬁnest collection of treatments and products in the industry and training our team of experts in the most up-to-date techniques to ensure they are at the cutting edge. The ultimate aim is that our clients leave feeling refreshed and restored after their visit to The House Beauty Spa.”
www.thehousebeauty.co.uk Mather Avenue: 0151 724 4999 Childwall Park Avenue: 0151 722 4999
IS IT ABOUT TIME YOU TOOK THE
SAKS 21 DAY CHALLENGE? LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN: 21 DAYS TO BETTER SKIN, OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
AKS is promising 21 days to better skin and is offering a money back guarantee if you don’t see a visible difference. Devised by beauty experts, it’s a new boot camp for your skin. Claire Edmondson, Franchisee of SAKS Liverpool, says: “We’re thrilled to launch the SAKS Skin Challenge. We already take a prescriptive approach with our hugely successful Advanced Beauty offering, and the Challenge is the next natural step.” SAKS’ highly trained therapists say: “If you’re plagued by problematic or oily skin, prone to redness and sensitivity or want to treat uneven skin tones, you’ll beneﬁt from taking our Challenge. And of course it’s great if you simply want to ﬁght the signs of ageing, too.”
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? First up you’ll be booked in for SAKS’ signature Skin Expert Consultation - an in-depth look at your skin to see how it’s faring and get to the heart of what’s causing your skin complaint. You’ll also receive the ﬁrst of three clinically proven facials speciﬁcally prescribed to combat your skin problem using a combination of Elemis products. We’ll book you in for your second and third facials and you’ll go away with a SAKS Skin Challenge Kit with ﬁve hero products. Plus there are lots of simple lifestyle hints and healthy living tips, too. And your therapist will be in touch during the Challenge to make sure you’re on track with drinking water, boosting antioxidants and upping the exercise. Well, they did say it’s a boot camp for skin!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? You’ll pay just £150 for over £250 worth of clinically proven skincare treatments and products as well as the in-depth expert consultation, attention and advice. And after 40 years in the business, the salon pioneers at SAKS know a thing or two about beauty… and hair, too, of course!
For more details or to book an appointment, visit us at SAKS Hair & Beauty, David Lloyd Club, 6 The Aerodrome, Speke Boulevard, Liverpool, L24 8QD, or call the salon on: 0151 427 5063.
FORD’S TAKEOVER OF THE
MIL A N FURNITURE FAIR IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN A PASSING INTEREST IN DESIGN, THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE TO BE IN APRIL AND THAT’S AT THE HEART OF THE ACTION AT THE SALONE DEL MOBILE.
ver since my days as an interior design journalist, I’ve been making the annual pilgrimage of design junkies the world over to the Salone del Mobile (The Milan Furniture Fair). Last year, I attended as a guest of Ford, as the brand made design history by becoming the ﬁrst car manufacturer to participate in the Salone del Mobile. This year I was delighted to join a record breaking 350,000 visitors at the famous furniture fair for a sneak preview of the new Ford Vignale. Your ﬁrst associations with Ford may still be mass production and design geared for the mass market. And there’s something to this; Ford has been the UK’s top selling car brand for a staggering 34 years. However, much like Apple with their ubiquitous iPhones, Ford appears to be on a mission to prove that there’s demand within the mass market for great design. “A passion for design runs through Ford Motor Company, and by placing ourselves at the centre of the world’s most prestigious international furniture design event we can be inspired by emerging trends from the world of design,” said Barb Samardzich, Chief Operating Ofﬁcer, Ford of Europe. To prove the point, Ford invited key national press to the stunning Palazzo Reale where we caught our ﬁrst glimpse of the Ford Vignale. The amazing Italian architecture provided a pleasing backdrop and the Vignale is pretty easy on the eye, too with its silver pearlescent paint job and opulent leather interior. “Spacious and aspirational, the S-MAX Vignale Concept goes beyond traditional automotive design and speaks to customers who value aesthetics,” said Martin Smith, Executive Director, Design, Ford of Europe. “Our Vignale designers were inspired by trends from furniture to fashion to create this new expression of Ford.” After taking some time to admire the Vignale, the next port of call was the Salone del Mobile itself, where press were treated to a sneak preview of the ‘Vignale Lounge’. This chic modern interior design scheme will be rolled out at selected Ford retailers throughout Europe. Ford also displayed a Vignale lifestyle collection, including a bespoke travel bag that was awarded an iF Design Award. I lingered in the Vignale Lounge to listen to the Ford panel, including representatives of Ford, GQ Italia, Calligaris and Cool Hunting, posing the question: “What is luxury in 2014?” The consensus appeared to be that premium brands must now offer both a digital and a ‘real’ experience, weaving in the story of the brand. Having heard all about modern luxury, I strolled around the show to see it ﬁrst-hand. Having admired dream kitchen and bathroom designs, I reﬂected upon that fact that it didn’t seem at all strange to see a car at the heart of a furniture show. These days it seems that great design really does transcend genres.
The Ford Vignale will be launched in Europe in 2015, offering Ford customers a premium vehicle at a competitive price point. There’ll be a ﬁrm emphasis on customer service, with every customer having a dedicated relationship manager, as well as a VIP collection and delivery service. Following the Vignale’s very warm reception from journalists at the Salone del Mobile, we’re likely to see a lot more of this vehicle in the new year. And following another conﬁdent showing at the world’s biggest design event I’m already looking forward to ﬁnding out what the Ford team have planned for next year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Design lovers, I hope to see you all there.
INTRODUCING SKINNY V IN THE WAKE OF ‘ALARMING’ NEW OBESITY STATISTICS, AN INNOVATIVE NEW ZERO CALORIE DRINK LOOKS SET TO SHAKE UP THE SOFT DRINKS MARKET. DESIGN: Jessica Heaton
ollowing the publication of the latest NHS statistics showing an “alarming” rise in the UK’s obesity epidemic, and commitments from major retailers to cut 6.4 trillion calories from supermarket shelves, Skinny V, a new calorie-free soft drink without any of the preservatives, additives or sweeteners found in its competitors looks poised to take the UK drinks market by storm.
on a night out. My choices were so limited that it became a challenge to go out and enjoy myself. “Any drink I found would be laden with hidden additives and a ridiculous amount of calories, which wasn’t ideal when following a healthy lifestyle. This all became my driving force to create this healthy alternative for myself and others like me who are diabetic, want to be healthy or simply want a change. Skinny V is for everyone.”
Skinny V differs from other major calorie free soft drinks brands because it’s made without artiﬁcial sweeteners or additives. The drink is available in a range of ﬁve ﬂavours (including Apple, Peach, Lemonade and Berry) and following its highproﬁle launch at London Fashion Week, where models, designers and celebrities struck a pose with Skinny V’s distinctive white bottles, there are already plans to extend the range.
It seems that with rates of both diabetes and obesity rising dramatically in the UK, Ian has struck a nerve with health-conscious consumers and also with supermarkets and bars seeking to offer an alternative to the usual range of highsugar soft drinks.
As well as becoming a must-have for the fashion crowd at LFW, Skinny V was again spotted in the celebrity gossip pages when Beyoncé and her fellow performers were all treated to their own bottles of Skinny V at the Brits. For a brand that’s only a month old, it’s been a stellar rise to success. Not only are celebrities and sportspeople being papped with the distinctive white bottles, you’ll also spot the drink in leading hotel chains, bars, and soon at selected supermarkets throughout the country. Most businesspeople can only dream of making such major inroads into the marketplace overnight, but Ian Minton, the Managing Director of Skinny Drinks Enterprises, says that his goal when launching his company was both simple and personal, explaining: “As a type one diabetic it was increasingly hard for me to ﬁnd a suitable drink
The drink is packed with vitamins B1, B3, B6, B12 and C and Ian was so determined to avoid any chemical nasties when making Skinny V that he’s become one of the ﬁrst soft drinks manufacturers to create a product with a relatively short shelf-life. He feels this is a small price to pay for creating a drink that’s entirely guilt-free. And with zero sugar, calories or carbs, Skinny V appears to be exactly what shoppers want during a backlash against fast food culture and the associated health risks. Ian will be rolling the brand out through high-end supermarket retailers as well as luxury hotels and bars throughout the year and with an aspirational marketing campaign and celebrity endorsements planned for the months to come, it looks like the reaction against the big brand high-fat high-sugar foods which dominated the market in recent decades has already begun. As a nation gradually adjusts its eating habits, it looks like Ian Minton has launched the right product at exactly the right time!
Welcome to Liverpool One Bridewell, the city’s best kept secret. Offering some of the ﬁnest food and drink in the North West, Liverpool One Bridewell is a welcoming cultural oasis in the heart of the city. Set in a unique Grade II listed building, this 1850s former gaol and police station has been attracting high proﬁle guests ever since Charles Dickens spent a day here while researching a novel back in 1860. These days, loyal customers return time and time again for the friendly service and all their home comforts in the unusual setting of the historic cells. However, if it’s al fresco dining you crave as we head into summer, Liverpool One Bridewell’s gorgeous walled garden is one of Liverpool’s hidden treasures, providing the perfect setting to eat and drink in the sunshine. With a new summer food and cocktail menu launching in May, and the best staff in town, Liverpool One Bridewell is the perfect place to enjoy the warmer nights. And for life’s bigger celebrations, including weddings and private parties, Liverpool One Bridewell is available to hire.
Liverpool One Bridewell, 1 Campbell Square, Argyle Street, Liverpool, L1 5FB www.liverpoolonebridewell.com Tel: 0151 709 7000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Liverpool One Bridewell
COOL DOWN AND CHILL OUT
AT SHAKTI STUDIOS THIS SUMMER, AS THE TEMPERATURE RISES, MANY YOGA LOVERS ARE BEGINNING TO RETREAT FROM THE HEAT, SEEKING OUT ROOM-TEMPERATURE SPACES LIKE SHAKTI STUDIOS TO TAKE THEIR PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
ver the past few years, we’ve seen a rapid rise in the popularity of hot studios, which are beginning to dominate the yoga market.
However, some yoga lovers, like Estelle Cartlidge, who opened Liverpool’s enormously popular Bikram Yoga studio (offering 90 minute Bikram classes in a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit) several years ago, have been beginning to crave classes in a room temperature studio to complement their practice in the heat. Born from her desire to enhance her own yoga practice and also to offer all those who attend her Bikram classes complementary classes in a room temperature studio, Estelle opened Liverpool’s new Shakti Studios (adjacent to Bikram Yoga). His & Hers paid Shakti Studios a visit to attend several of Gina Torres’s Core Vinyasa Flow classes. We really can’t recommend these classes highly enough. They’ll help you to improve ﬂexibility, lower stress levels, ease back pain
and strengthen muscles (to name just a few of the beneﬁts) and you’re likely to ﬂoat out of the studio feeling lighter and considerably more relaxed after just 45 minutes (making this the perfect lunch-break class). Shakti Studios also offer the celebrities’ choice, Aerial F.L.Y Yoga, a ﬁrm favourite of Gwyneth Paltrow, which involves working out a few feet above the ground in a silk hammock. Estelle was keen to bring Aerial Yoga, which provides a sense of weightlessness and the ability to build ﬂexibility and strength, to Liverpool. You’ll also ﬁnd Yoga Bears children’s classes, meditation classes and more besides at the friendly and welcoming Shakti Studio. His & Hers can’t wait to return and would highly recommend this brilliant facility to anybody keen to look and, most importantly, feel better.
Tel. 0151 236 1375 Email: email@example.com www.shakti-studios.com
EMMA MCHARRIE’S ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
lobal superstar Katy Perry will be returning to Liverpool on 21st May as part of her Prismatic World Tour.
Katy last performed in Liverpool in 2011 to a sell-out audience with amazing reviews and this year’s tour looks set to be just as fabulous. Organisers say that the show will be a multifaceted spectacular and will include a special standing pit in front of the stage called ‘The Reﬂection Section’ which will see Katy getting closer than ever to her fans – deﬁnitely a show not to be missed! Iconic singer, songwriter, musician and actress Dolly Parton arrives in Liverpool on 8th June. Can you believe Dolly’s career spans over 45 years? Talking about the tour, Dolly has said: “We always have such a good time and I’ve put together a lot of things for this show that I think the fans will love. “We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and such a great reaction that I thought ‘Well, why not. If they’re having a good time and we always do, let’s just do it’.” May and June also sees Little Mix, Julie Andrews, Jason Duerlo and History of the Eagles paying Liverpool a visit. And for those of you who like a little bit of variety and a trip down memory lane, there’s Once in a Lifetime on 25th June, which has a stellar line up of The Osmonds, David Essex, Showaddywaddy and Bay City Rollers. Or alternatively for the pop fans amongst us there’s Pop Across The Mersey with Backstreet Boys, Kian Egan, Blue & 5Angels! There’s something for everyone down at Echo Arena this springtime!
May highlight: Katy Perry – 21st May For more information visit: www.echoarena.com
HIS&HERS SUMMER MUST-HAVES
LET’S DANCE COLLECTION BY CHLOBO AT MOCOCO THE NEW CHLOBO LET’S DANCE COLLECTION HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED EXCLUSIVELY IN LIVERPOOL AT MOCOCO WITHIN THE METQUARTER.
he ChloBo jewellery brand, designed by Cheshire fashionista Chloe Moss, is inspired by the beautiful island of Bali.
Chloe’s travels have taken her to Bali’s exotic beaches and inner lush green heartlands with the nature and atmosphere of Indonesia’s favourite destination deeply rooted in each ChloBo collection. A hot pick amongst fashionable celebrities, this irresistibly collectable jewellery is beautiful worn solo as standalone pieces or stacked for a layered look. With lighter nights, warmer days and the excitement of forthcoming holidays, Let’s Dance is perfectly positioned as the feel-good jewellery of the summer.
HIS&HERS SUMMER MUST-HAVES
Chloe says of the Let’s Dance collection: “When I think hi k off summer, I think hi k off beach b h holidays, h lid llazy days by the sea and long summer nights dancing under the stars. I wanted to create a collection that captures the fun mood of this season and what it means to me.” Chloe has incorporated vibrant, exciting colours with new charms and the collection features semi precious stones and metals. Amethyst for protection and healing, pink coral for restoring harmony to the heart and turquoise as a symbol of friendship, are the semi precious stones that feature heavily in the Let’s Dance collection. Last season’s tassel edit has been upgraded and updated to feature bright colours to capture the colour of the season as you move. Rose gold plate on sterling silver, 24 carat gold plate on sterling silver and 925 sterling silver make up the metals in the collection with many pieces available in all options. All ChloBo charms have been carefully picked and designed for their meaning. The popular Hams Hamsa hand charm said to bring happiness, health, good luck and good fortune has been updated with a new design. The Dream Ball charm, said to be lucky and able to capture your dreams has been brought b back by popular demand. New charms include the butterﬂy design and tree of life.
LET’S DANCE IS AVAILABLE AT MOCOCO’S LIVERPOOL STORE WITHIN THE METQUARTER AND ONLINE AT WWW.MOCOCO.CO.UK
HIS & HERS’ SOCIAL DIARY HIGHLIGHTS, FEATURING THE BEST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EVENTS IN THE NORTH WEST & BEYOND. LIVERPOOL BRACES ITSELF FOR A TERRIFYING OCTOBER IN NEWSHAM PARK, COURTESY OF SCARE CITY This spring, 100 guests, including members of the press and local businesspeople, gathered at the old Royal Liverpool Seaman’s Orphanage in Newsham Park for taster of the fearful frights that lie in store for visitors to the foreboding, Gothic building when it is transformed into Liverpool Scare City this October.
THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF LIVERPOOL’S NEW BEAT HEALTH CENTRE Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH) celebrated the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art city health centre this spring. The ofﬁcial opening of the BEAT, which was attended by an audience of city leaders, local health partners and health staff, saw Victims Commissioner Baroness Newlove and Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Gary Millar unveil a plaque to ofﬁcially open the Trust’s new premises.
INSPIRE 2014 AT HERBERT OF LIVERPOOL Inspire 2014, a new networking group to help female entrepreneurs get ready for the International Festival of Business 2014, hosted an inspiring evening for Liverpool’s female business leaders within the Herbert of Liverpool ‘Bling Bling’ Building. His & Hers joined guests to hear a presentation by Liverpool Networking and to enjoy a champagne fuelled evening of relaxed and informal networking.
HIS&HERS ENTERTAINMENT LIVERPOOL’S GLITTERATI ATTENDED THE LAUNCH OF ROUTE 66, THE CITY’S NEW DRIVE-IN CINEMA A once neglected area of Liverpool city centre was bathed in a Hollywood-style glow as a series of lights marked the way to the starstudded launch of the city’s new drive-thru cinema, Route 66.
CORKS WERE POPPING AT BMW’S LIVERPOOL ONE POP-UP STORE His & Hers joined the BMW team (pictured, from L-R: Lindsay Magennis, Bridget Mason, Pat McClellan, Sophie Ward & Lydia Morgan) for a champagne breakfast for the city’s businesswomen to mark the last day of their Liverpool ONE pop-up.
Over 300 guests including a host of celebrities and North West business leaders ﬂocked to Clarence Dock, Waterloo Road, to be the ﬁrst to see the UK’s biggest outdoor cinema screen.
Their pop-up also featured highlights from the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, Debenhams & the Whitehall Gallery.
PHILIP ARMSTRONG OPENS A GLAMOROUS NEW LIVERPOOL SHOWROOM Internationally acclaimed designer Philip Armstrong is celebrating the opening of his new showroom in Liverpool. Philip and partner, Creative Director, Tony Burke welcomed a host of celebrity guests, clients, family and friends as well as Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar to their launch party at the new premises on Summers Road, Brunswick Business Park.
RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW, MAY 20TH-24TH RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a burst of vibrant colour and sheer excitement in the gardener’s calendar, especially so this year. Alan Titchmarsh is delighted to have the opportunity to design the RHS Britain in Bloom 50th anniversary garden. The young up-and-coming talent in horticulture will be designing innovative show gardens, and other exhibitors will be giving young people the opportunity to be a part of this world-class show. Students from schools and horticultural colleges, working alongside experienced exhibitors, will be helping to create some of the spectacular ﬂoral displays In the Great Pavilion. All in all, this is a great event to look forward to.
HIS & HERS’ VIP READER EVENING AT BOUX AVENUE THIS SPRING, WE WERE PROUD TO HOST OUR SECOND BIG HIS & HERS READER EVENING AT BOUX AVENUE’S CHIC LIVERPOOL ONE LINGERIE STORE. DESIGN: Jessica Heaton
PICTURES BY: Robin Clewley
uests at the His & Hers reader evening at Boux Avenue were greeted with champagne, before being ushered into the Liverpool ONE store, where exclusive discounts and complimentary manicures awaited. Demand for Boux Avenue’s famously accurate bra ﬁttings was high and readers took advantage of the exclusive discounts on the night to stock up on all their summer lingerie and swimwear essentials. As well as fashion-loving readers, the event attracted North West journalists, publishers and style bloggers, some of whom reported live from the event. Following on from last summer’s successful Boux Avenue / His & Hers reader event, the evening provided a relaxed and indulgent environment in which to shop. His & Hers would like to say a big thank you to the fantastic Boux Avenue team and to all the readers and press who attended this event for making it such an enjoyable and memorable evening. We’re very much looking forward to collaborating with Boux Avenue again soon and in the meantime, we’ll be featuring our Boux Avenue must-buys in print and online over the coming weeks. You can ﬁnd more of Boux Avenue’s summer best-sellers within their Liverpool ONE store or by visiting:
JOANNE WATKINSON ON DRESSING WITH CONFIDENCE Experienced stylist and personal shopper Joanne Watkinson explores the complex relationship between fashion and conﬁdence.
ashion is a funny old game, often laughed off as a ﬂuffy, vanity fuelled hobby for vacuous people. But here’s the really funny part, people who dismiss fashion are missing the point entirely. Clothes are an outward expression of our personality, a representation of our individual tastes, our mood and our identity. While trends may create a more uniform look among us, each person has the freedom and opportunity to do as they like, there are no written rules; on the contrary, fashion is about breaking rules and ﬁnding what works for you is positively encouraged. What about the so-called ‘fashion police’, the critics, those who judge? Self appointed, may I remind you, myself included, but really, fashion is about personal taste. There is something to be said for proportion, which plays a big part in making an outﬁt work, and by ‘work’ I mean ﬂattering the wearer, which in my job is the ultimate goal. I spent my late teens and early twenties watching Sex & the City. While the ﬁctional characters were great, for me the costumes stole the show, particularly Carrie Bradshaw’s, which were created by the brilliantly eccentric Patricia Field. Her freestyle approach to styling was so exciting, inspirational and fresh but the vital ingredient for the looks she created? Conﬁdence. In real life, of course, the key to dressing with conﬁdence isn’t so stage managed and is entirely down to the individual; a certain amount of praise from a third party will help the process along, but, at the risk of sounding too hippy dippy, conﬁdence has to come from within. What has all of this got to do with fashion, you may ask; clothes are a woman’s armour, our handbag is our shield, they allow us to portray an image of professionalism or status. While for a man a sharp suit in the boardroom shows they mean business, women do powerful in heels - now that’s conﬁdence!
HIS&HERS FOOD & DRINK
MARCO PIERRE WHITE’S Culinary Obsessions Marco Pierre White is an internationally-renowned chef, with restaurants across the North West, including Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Liverpool’s Hotel Indigo, and at DoubleTree by Hilton Chester, plus Marco’s New York Italian in Hoylake. Here he gives us his unique slant on all things food.
t feels like only yesterday that we were in the throes of autumn, preparing to batten down the hatches in time for winter. Now we find ourselves already on the cusp of summer, and it is a wonderful feeling. With the brighter days comes the tennis and cricket seasons, the blossom ﬂoating in the breeze and those wonderful, laid-back days spent outside sipping ﬁne wine with friends and family. My restaurants will showcase new menus and exciting new ﬂavours, and my al-fresco areas will be abuzz with people wishing to take their dining experience outside. I hear in Liverpool that the Cotton Lounge with its Chapel Street al-fresco seating is the place to be and to be seen during those balmy summer evenings. Speaking of Liverpool, what an exciting summer lies ahead. Not only does the International Festival for Business take centre stage, bringing the world’s leading business movers and shakers to the city, but the aweinspiring Giants will make their momentous return. Liverpool has always held a special place in my heart. It’s a city which is riding the crest of a wave, a fearless metropolis which isn’t afraid to think big. I am beyond proud to have a presence there.
One for the diary - do remember to visit us at one of my restaurants on Father’s Day on June 15th. Bring dad in tow, and I promise he will be suitably spoilt. For now, do enjoy the coming months, and if you ﬁnd the time amid the hustle and bustle of summer, why not try my recipe for this classic desert - chocolate mousse. It is a delightful treat.
Classic Chocolate Mousse INGREDIENTS: 450G DARK CHOCOLATE 250G EGG WHITES 250G CASTER SUGAR 100ML WATER 750ML DOUBLE CREAM
Method Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of gently boiling water. In a separate pan, add the sugar and water together and cook until it reaches a soft ball stage on a sugar thermometer. Then pour the sugar and water mixture onto the egg whites while whisking using an electric mixer and leave to whisk until glossy and cold. Whip cream until semi whipped, fold melted chocolate into the meringue, then gently fold in the cream. Pour into desired moulds/serving dishes, and leave to chill for at least four hours. Serve. Enjoy. For more information visit
THE ULTIMATE SUNDAY LUNCH AT THE YACHT CLUB, LIVERPOOL MARINA
he Liverpool Marina Yacht Club is part of the heritage of a great city, with a sea-faring legacy, and it must be one of the most spectacular views along the waterfront. As we approach, boats gently sway, bob and dip in water that sparkles like diamonds: the sun always seems to be shining on the Marina when His & Hers pays a visit. We were thrilled to have an invite to the Carvery Sunday Lunch. The Yacht Club is a hub of activity; the place of choice for many who come to watch the match over a leisurely lunch, or snack on big chips and sandwiches in the bar. If the match is not for you, the restaurant provides an elegant quieter setting with spectacular views. The carvery is always impressively wellstocked: it’s classic traditional fare that is both locally sourced and seasonal. The restaurant owner and head chef, Adam Franklin, has built up a local reputation for serving ﬁne food: the staff are friendly and attentive, and we could feel ourselves relaxing into a mellow mood. We came back to see the Liverpool v Manchester City game, which turned out to be a rollercoaster, but comfort food deﬁnitely has a calming effect in stressful times. The carvery offers a wide range of roast meats, as you would expect: ham, beef and chicken, with all the trimmings – Yorkshire pudding, home-made relishes and sauces. The vegetables look and taste fresh and crisp (the roast potatoes are deliciously crisp on the outside and melt in the mouth inside). There was tuna on the menu, which was a tempting option, but the roast dinner is hard to beat. There’s a great choice of desserts and it proved impossible to resist apple and cinnamon pie (my favourite) or the popular chocolate fudge cake. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon, shooting the breeze.
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SPICE LOUNGE WORDS: Jean Hill
is & Hers has a history with The Spice Lounge. It’s a beautiful location: the entrance is spectacular – exquisite globular chandeliers, original artwork, and beautiful exposed brickwork. As soon as we arrived it felt like a special occasion. We were warmly greeted by the owner, Ali Noor, who has a long-standing relationship with His & Hers. We learnt a little about the philosophy and principles behind this amazing restaurant. Oil is used very sparingly, there are no preservatives or artiﬁcial colourings, the chefs use traditional spices with health enhancing properties, yoghurt, delicious authentic sauces: cream is used sparingly and freshly sourced meat and ﬁsh are of the highest quality. Poppadoms with mango, yogurt and mint, and lime chutneys proved to be the perfect appetizer and the King Prawns (Anari Jhinga) is probably the best starter in the hemisphere. The sheer size and tenderness of the prawns would be enough, but the accompanying sauce is exquisite, a sweet and sour extravaganza with garlic, lemon juice, tomato, garam masala, mustard, cumin and coriander.
My companion chose Talichire Squid, fried in butter with Indian herbs and delicate spices, which he absolutely loved. There was always guidance on hand, and I took advice on the Peshwari Nan (ﬁlled with sweet almond, coconut and sultana paste) to accompany Lamb Suganda and it was a match made in heaven. The lamb is medium hot, but the spices are quite delicate, and the meat melts in the mouth as it hits the taste buds. My companion chose Butter Chicken, which he said had the subtle ﬂavours of Indian herbs, spices and cream with tomato, a gentle blend that brought out the ﬂavour of the chicken perfectly. There was no room for desserts but I’m guessing they’re pretty stunning too. If you haven’t been, go! It’s a real celebration of Indian food, cooked and served with great inspiration and sheer brilliance. It was a great evening, and made up for the crushing football results (both Liverpool and Everton) that weekend. It was a blissful, healing process.
To book: 0151 707 2202 www.spicelounge.uk.com
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BAR & GRILL I
t’s Saturday night in Liverpool. Where to go? A lot of savvy folk gravitate to the Liverpool Bar & Grill, Halifax House, Brunswick Street and His & Hers thought we should check out this trending venue – it seemed too long since our last visit.
The building is magniﬁcent. The domed entrance is spectacular, and this leads straight into the Bar, which is where we, naturally, began our evening. It’s a packed house, but there’s still room to sit and stare. There’s something therapeutic about watching an expert prepare a Mojito, and it tasted as good as it looked (the lime and mint were wonderfully fresh). The Merlot was smoothness itself. And after doing some serious people watching, some light gossip and generally winding down, we were sought out and led to our table. The starter I chose: crispy duck spring rolls with plum and pineapple dipping sauce, was spicy, delicious, and the ﬂavour of the duck came through with a zing. I stole some of my companion’s garlic bread, because it was so fresh and crispy, but I sacriﬁced a crispy duck roll to make amends. My companion chose slow cooked, free range pulled Pork with smoky barbecue ﬂavour, which she raved about – and this deﬁnitely was not for sharing! The pork was tenderness itself, with a smoky ﬂavour that made it special. I settled on sea bass, simply grilled, with chunky chips (great combo): lemon juice and pepper
were all the sea bass needed, though there is a spicy variation if you like to mix it up. There was no room for desserts, but I remember them as being epic. Crème Brulee was always a favourite. There’s a Sunday Roast board, £25 for two to share, (as you would imagine only available on a Sunday), which is a brilliant deal. The house cut chips are very moreish. The beef is 100% British, Hereford and Aberdeen Angus. It’s a class act; ingredients are of the highest quality and it’s a great place to eat. There’s also a private dining room for special events.
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AIGBURTH’S CHIC NEW ITALIAN EATERY
he recently launched Est Est restaurant is in the leafy suburbs of Aigburth, yet it has the style of a truly sophisticated metropolitan venue. It was a forbidding chilly night and we were approaching the entrance at some speed. There’s an expanse of glass frontage and it occurred to me this might feel a little exposed and cool inside; wrong on both counts. The lighting and décor are subtle and sophisticated: blue strip lighting and dark wood, and it was delightfully warm: in fact it’s quite an intimate space with the buzz of animated conversation lapping around, but at a discreet distance. We were barely through the door when Kostas Miliotis (the General Manager) stepped forward to greet us, smiling broadly and making sure we were comfortably seated before he handed us over to a friendly, knowledgeable member of staff who was ready to talk us through the menu, which is impressive. We were spoilt for choice: lobster, crab cakes, pasta dishes, ﬁsh, meat and, of course, pizza. Kostas Miliotis is ‘a hands on presence’ in the restaurant, and with carefully chosen, locally sourced produce, beautifully prepared with great ﬂair, he’s deﬁnitely created something to get excited about.
WORDS: Jean Hill
My starter, Mushrooms with garlic sauce, was delicious, and we settled down to enjoy a selection of crispy breads with garlic butter, with a generous helping of olives, as the perfect accompaniments. The house red was excellent. Fish soup was one of the specials and I was really tempted, but I needed to focus on the Monkﬁsh wrapped in Parma ham. It’s as good as it gets, and that’s no lie: the slivers of ham (slightly salty and spicy) perfectly complemented the subtle ﬂavour of the ﬁsh. My companion chose Bruschetta and goat’s cheese as a starter, which was delightfully refreshing, followed by Pumpkin salad, which was beautifully presented, and had an intriguing combination of ﬂavours. On to the dessert menu, and again the choice was stunning: Tiramisu, Vanilla cheesecake topped with berries, Orange and dark chocolate proﬁteroles, Pannacotta and my own personal favourite Crème Brulee. It was an enjoyable, sociable evening and we noticed that everyone seemed to be having a great time. Back outside, the driving rain didn’t seem quite so daunting, and we held on to that ‘feel good vibe’ all the way home. Loved it, and it’s not that far from the madding crowd.
Reservations: 0151 427 1155
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HIS & HERS’ SUMMER SANCTUARY
NOVA RESTAURANT, HESWALL
is & Hers had an intriguing invitation to visit a restaurant that we already knew by reputation (friends rave about it), and discovered Nova, nestled in a leafy byway of Heswall. It’s a beautiful setting, fairy lights winking in the breeze, set amongst miniature conifers and spring ﬂowers: it feels like a sanctuary in a frantic world. Once inside, there’s an air of understated elegance: Regency striped fabric for the seating, with pale wood ﬂooring, and pale walls: original art-work and beautifully carved wooden sculptures are skilfully displayed throughout; and as one of the owners, Jana, stepped forward to greet us, I sensed this was going to be an amazing experience. Moyo and Jana (husband and wife team) have combined their expertise to cook and serve the best of British cuisine. Moyo is the chef, and there’s a sense of being taken on a culinary journey that begins with sourcing only the best of local produce, (the quality of the meat is breathtaking) and using herbs and vegetables, freshly gathered, to work a particular kind of magic. We needed to make a choice between ‘early doors’ (2 courses, £15.00) and ‘à la carte’ menus: our party decided to mix and match,
WORDS: Jean Hill
because the ‘simply grill’ options on ‘à la carte’ were irresistible to one, whilst ‘early doors’ Braised shin of beef was a traditional choice for another. The ﬁrst treat was minced pork and foie gras canapés; subtle herby ﬂavours to savour. Watercress soup with potato got a rave review and for something so simple to taste so good requires the best of ingredients. Avocado, pink grapefruit, cucumber, radish and buckwheat (beautifully presented) was my choice for starter and it shook my tastebuds to the core. The mains did not disappoint. The Canon of lamb with smoked aubergine was simply the best lamb I’ve ever tasted (locally sourced and beautifully cooked). The succulent char-grilled chicken had a lovely (I’m guessing honey infused) glaze. The Braised shin of beef, creamed shallots, mushroom, spinach with red wine proved to be a compelling reason to return. Herbs are skillfully used to enhance and complement the ﬂavour of the food. It’s a simple plan, but it’s rarely done this well. Only one of us had room for dessert: the sorbet was a beautifully presented burst of colour and taste. It was a memorable evening full of small pleasures.
Bookings: 0151 342 9959 Novarestaurant.co.uk
EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH ARENA CLUB CLASS
His & Hers ﬁnds out why hiring a VIP box at the Echo Arena will take socialising, client entertaining or simply enjoying your favourite acts to the next level.
egular readers will know all about Echo Arena’s exciting summer featuring an eclectic mix of big acts via Emma McHarrie’s Entertainment News feature (on p45). What you may not know about is all the work that’s been going on behind the scenes at the venue to make their VIP packages even more enticing. His & Hers was given a behind-the-scenes peek inside one of the Arena’s VIP boxes during Miranda Hart’s recent comedy show at the venue, taking stock of the chic, contemporary redesign. Following a recent refurbishment, the VIP boxes are elegant but understated; the Echo Arena team clearly understand that even if it’s client entertaining you’re using your box for, most clients prefer an informal setting to a formal boardroom layout.
The Echo Arena chose a Liverpool design agency led by Kate Stewart to work on the new concept and SJS Joinery, based in Liverpool city centre, to make the wooden furniture. To reﬂect the more relaxed interior design style, the Echo Arena has also updated the menu for VIP guests, offering immaculately presented, delicious dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. Food is provided by inhouse caterers, Centreplate and clients have the option of tailoring their menu to suit guests’ tastes and appetite. Prices are tailored upon request and start from £120 for an Experience package.
To join the club, email Katie.chin@ accliverpool or call 0151 703 7217. You can also follow @arenaclubclass on Twitter for the latest events and updates.
Lauraâ€™s Little Bakery is an independent cake, brownie and macaron business, specialising in bespoke orders baked in the heart of Liverpool. To order cakes, call: 07505557145 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.lauraslittlebakery.com
WHISKED AWAY A S T HE W E AT H ER STA RTS TO PICK U P DURING T HE SE ASON A L T R A NSITIONS, W H AT B E T T ER E XCUSE TO EMB A R K ON A N EN CH A N T ING LO CA L G E TAWAY ? WORDS: Nicola Pink
n hopes of relaxing and unwinding in style, my husband and I decided that a mini break to the captivating city of Chester was in order. After just an hour on the motorway straight after work on a Thursday night, we checked into the quirky Oddfellows boutique hotel, which is located in a highly accessible, vibrant area in the heart of the city centre. This wasn’t the ﬁrst time we’d been to the hotel as it was also the destination for our ‘mini moon’ just days after our wedding a couple of years ago so we were excited to return. It hadn’t changed. Standing proud in its full glory, the stunningly restored Victorian building certainly manages to cultivate your curiosities about what’s inside from the moment you arrive. As we entered the reception, we were sincerely greeted by the hotel staff. Around us were visions of serenity and playful Alice in Wonderland inspired fantasies.
HIS&HERS TRAVEL The charming ﬂoral décor was masked with oversized wildlife imagery, which added to the beautiful bizarreness of the venue. There is even a table attached to the ceiling in one room… The eccentric theme was evident throughout the hotel and our room did not fail to impress. Our open-plan room featured a number of standout features, most noticeably a circular bed. In correlation with the earthy attributes throughout the hotel, the huge room also consisted of rustic wooden beams and tranquil colour palettes. My personal favourite was the nostalgic home touches incorporated within the design, such as the large checked blanket that was draped across our bed, as is resembled those used during classic summer picnics. Another wonderful feature was the divine walk-in rainforest shower, which ampliﬁed the tranquillity of the hotel. During our stay, we enjoyed a delicious evening meal at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, The Garden by Simon Radley. To begin our ﬂavoursome feast, I chose the homemade Scallops and my husband had Pannacotta. Following a delightful ﬁrst-course, I then ate a very different rendition of ﬁsh and chips, this being Beer-Battered Cod but with curried peas, and my husband indulged in a succulent Steak Bourguignon. As a result of the ﬁne food and unique gastro environment, our dining experience was certainly one to remember. But the highlight for us in terms of the food offering was the following morning’s full English breakfast, which set us up for the day and concluded our 15 hours at the hotel on a perfect high. Overall, our short-stay was more than we could have possibly imagined (literally) and brought back some very happy memories. The hotel’s fascinating decorative marvels, combined with the staff’s exceptional service really did astound us both yet again. Everything about the hotel wowed us, and for that reason we will deﬁnitely return in the near future.
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HIS & HERS PREPARES FOR THE WORLD CUP 2014 HIGHLIGHTS AT THE BIERKELLER
READY TO GO WORLD CUP CRAZY? WELL IF YOU HEAD DOWN TO THE BIERKELLER IN LIVERPOOL ONE TO WATCH ALL THE ACTION FROM BRAZIL, YOU COULD WIN THE CHANCE OF JETTING OFF TO SOUTH AMERICA YOURSELF!
iverpool’s biggest and best sports entertainment complex has been selected as a ‘Budweiser Hero Bar’, meaning it is one of only 20 venues in the country to be an ofﬁcial partner of the main World Cup sponsor. So as well as world beers, world foods and a whole lot of other exciting stuff on offer at The Bierkeller this June and July, the venue’s World Cup competition will see one lucky winner bag themselves a pair of tickets to the ﬁnal, courtesy of Budweiser. In a nod to the host city, Bierkeller will be creating a carnival atmosphere for the duration of the World Cup 2014. The festivities will kick off (see what we did there?) when a ﬂash mob takes over Liverpool ONE during the opening ceremony and continue for the duration of the games, with every match shown live on the big screens. We’ll be visiting to sample international ﬂavours from their special World Cup Menu. There will be a dish and a drink on offer from every country in the competition and you can save 25% on every one, if you order it on the day that country plays a match. Expect to spend some serious time at Bierkeller Entertainment Complex this summer because the more you do, the more you’ll save. The World Cup Season Ticket promises to unlock extra discounts, rewards and privileges as you use it. So everyone’s a winner!
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Tom Ford Black Orchid It is the nicest smell. It smells expensive and it lasts a long time. It always adds that perfect ﬁnishing touch.
MY DESIGN PA SSIONS
Vogue I have been a subscriber since I was 12. I just love it. I have a very big shelf to keep back issues safe and on hand when I need inspiration.
Christian Louboutin Shoes These were a very expensive birthday present from my boyfriend. Every girl wants to own a pair of red soles!
Raybans I don’t suit a lot of sunglasses, so once I ﬁnd a pair that I do, I buy immediately! These are iconic.
Macbook Air I could not cope without mine. It is so light, small and sleek - yet practical. What more could I want?
LAURA TAYLOR, 26, WORKS IN GUEST RELATIONS AT THE AWARD-WINNING HOTEL INDIGO IN THE HEART OF LIVERPOOL’S COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. LAURA TOOK SOME TIME OUT FROM LOOKING AFTER HER GUESTS TO SHARE HER DESIGN PASSIONS.
Singer Sewing Machine I have the 160th Anniversary Limited Edition. It has that classic look of the original, but does everything you would want from a modern sewing machine. Sewing is one of my favourite hobbies.