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Autumn Escapes

SEPTEMBER 2017


EDITOR’S LETTER Welcome to our Autumn Escapes magazine. This is a delightful time of year for unexpected days when we can escape outdoors and find that the sun is surprisingly warm, and we can find new places to explore. In this issue we highlight many places up and down the country where you can take a wonderful weekend break. If you are planning next year’s holiday now is a great time to take advantage of special offers. If you are looking for a different type of holiday, we focus on Beacon Park Boats where you can stay in a luxury houseboat. If you are looking for more creative escapes we have a beautiful collection of books to inspire your creativity. We also have a family inspired collection of delightful brands and our usual Beauty Roundup. Enjoy! http://www.hotbrandscoolplaces.com Picture Credits: Front Cover courtesy of Toad Hall Cottages www.toadhallcottages.co.uk Other images throughout the magazine supplied by the various companies, or publishers featured. Please Note All information about products and services are supplied to us by the individual organizations, or agencies acting on their behalf. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, it may be subject to change. Please check with individual organizations for the latest information about all events, products, or news items. Inclusion in this magazine does not imply endorsement by Hot Brands Cool Places. Hot Brands Cool Places does not accept responsibility for the content of any external site.

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TOAD HALL COTTAGES For nearly 30 years, we’ve been helping guests find the perfect Westcountry holiday cottages. With over 700 properties throughout Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and the New Forest, we’ve got something for everyone. We can even accommodate your four-legged friend as over half of our properties welcome dogs. Visit our website or give us a call on 01548 202020 – we look forward to hearing from you. www.toadhallcottages.co.uk


NUMBER ONE DART MARINA Number One Dart Marina is an exquisite home in a breath-taking location by the River Dart in Dartmouth, Devon. A stunning combination of views, luxury and style, within a few steps of Dart Marina Hotel & Spa, see more at www.dartmarina.com/NUMBER-ONE

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SYKES COTTAGES Sykes Cottages offers over 7,500 handpicked holiday cottages across the UK & Ireland. Having grown to be one of the nation’s leading independent holiday cottage agencies, we have more than 25 years’ experience helping you find your dream holiday home. www.sykescottages.co.uk

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CARBIS BAY HOLIDAYS Carbis Bay Holidays specialise in luxury 4 & 5 star self catering accommodation in St Ives and Carbis Bay, they are proud to offer a selection of over 150 properties. Short breaks available. enquiries@carbisbayholidays.co.uk 01736 630015 www.carbisbayholidays.co.uk

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ST MAWES RETREATS Boutique collection of private holiday houses sleeping 2 to 12 in unrivalled luxury in Cornwall on the idyllic Roseland peninsula. Our properties are ideal for 2 to 12 guests, couples looking for a relaxing holiday together or larger groups of families and friends gathering for a special occasion, reunion or holiday. Whether you are looking for a short weekend break of 3 nights, midweek break of 4 nights or a week or two week holiday we would be delighted to welcome you to St Mawes Retreats. http://www.stmawesretreats.co.uk/

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QUALITY COTTAGES The tight knit family business based in North Pembrokeshire represents nearly 400 fabulous holiday properties throughout the most stunning coastal, countryside and mountainous regions of Wales. Quality Cottages was the first company to be awarded a gold medal for services to self catering holidays in Wales. http://www.qualitycottages.co.uk

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QUALITY UNEARTHED Wanting to stay somewhere a little different‌ unusual holiday accommodation such as tree houses, gypsy wagons, off-grid places, or cool glamping structures is Quality Unearthed’s speciality.And these alternative, ecologically sensitive holidays are something more of us are seeking out. Increasingly we want things in life that are authentic and unique and our choice of holiday is reflected in this. www.qualityunearthed.co.uk

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Focus on Beacon Park Boats Looking for an alternative holiday this Autumn? We talk to Sarah and Alasdair Kirkpatrick of Beacon Park Boats. Can you tell us about the features in the Houseboats that you have available this Autumn? From November to March, two of our luxury narrowboats are permanently moored in private spots at our wharf in Llangattock, and we let them as houseboats. It’s an enviable setting, just a short walk from the delightful market town of Crickhowell. The two narrowboats are moored on either side of our wharf – one to the north and one to the south – so you have your own space. Our car park is just a few metres away, though you may find you don’t go near your car on this get-away-from-it-all break. Each of the houseboats sleeps two people in a 5’ double bed with crisp white bed linen, duvet and traditional Welsh blanket. In the shower room, there’s porcelain sanitaryware, a shower, a toilet that flushes at the push of a button, a constant supply of hot water, fluffy white bath and hand towels for each person and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. The high-spec kitchen includes a full-size fridge and cooker, microwave, Dualit toaster and everything you need to prepare superb meals – from roasting tins and a corkscrew/bottle opener, to a cafetière and egg cups for breakfast. In the lounge there’s a comfy sofa and a TV/DVD/CD/DAB/MP3 player, with free Wi-Fi.


Whatever the weather, the central heating and excellent insulation keeps you snug. In Houseboat North there’s a log-effect gas stove and in Houseboat South here’s a wood-burning stove, for that extra toasty feeling. The deck of the houseboats is the perfect place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee as the ducks swim past, or a glass of wine as the stars appear at night. What are the advantages of visiting out of the main holiday season? The Monmouthshire & Brecon canal is quite unlike any other waterway in Britain. It’s not joined to the main canal network, so it’s quieter with fewer boats, even in the height of the summer season. From November to early March it’s even more relaxing. The waterway is closed to navigation so that the Canal & River Trust can undertake planned maintenance to keep this 200-year old structure in great condition for visitors and locals. During this period, walks along the canal towpath offer amazing views of the Usk valley, as the trees drop their leaves. Unusually for a canal, the Mon & Brec (as locals call it) rises high above the valley floor, with the stunning landscape going up on one side of the canal and falling gently away on the other. You’ll still get a friendly welcome from local people in the pubs, cafés and shops in our local towns. Crickhowell: Pretty town packed with independent shops and good places to eat. Castle ruins, riverside walk and 17th century bridge over the river Usk. And it’s just a stroll from our wharf www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk Abergavenny: A bustling town complete with markets (most days of the week), castle & museum, cinema, theatre, Priory Church, riverside walk and many good places to eat. About 20 minutes drive. www.visitabergavenny.co.uk Brecon: Historic town with markets every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Cathedral, South Wales Borderers Museum, cinema, theatre and a range of cafés and restaurants. About 20 minutes drive. www.breconbeaconstourism.co.uk What are some of the other attractions available to visit nearby? Here are some of our favourite places to visit: Heritage Blaenavon World Heritage Site Blaenavon World Heritage Site & Big Pit Caerleon Amphitheatre Raglan Castle Llanthony Priory Tintern Abbey Tretower Court & Castle For more information visit: http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/?lang=en Artisan food and drink producers Ancre Hill Estates Vineyard, near Monmouth Apple County Cider, near Skenfrith Black Mountains Smokery, Crickhowell Kingstone Brewery, Tintern Sugarloaf Vineyard, Abergavenny Trealy Farm Charcuterie, Monmouth White Castle Vineyard, near Abergavenny 11


Golf Celtic Manor Resort, near Newport Cradoc Golf Club, near Brecon The Monmouthshire Golf Club, near Abergavenny The Old Rectory Golf Club, Llangattock (within walking distance) The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, near Monmouth We are situated in great walking country so you may like to head up one of the many peaks. We provide Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps OL12 and OL13, local walking guides and information about pubs and restaurants on each houseboat. Tell us more about stargazing in the Brecon Beacons? Some of the darkest skies in the UK are to be found in the Brecon Beacons, and the deck of your houseboat becomes a private stargazing spot on a clear night. You don’t need any special equipment to get a glimpse of the major constellations, bright nebulas and meteor showers Just lie down or lean back and look upwards. The Brecon Beacons National Park has the prestigious honour of being an International Dark Sky Reserve – only the fifth destination in the world, and the first in Wales. To discover even more, there are occasional stargazing events held in a number of locations across the National Park. Our very own Sarah, here at Beacon Park Boats, has been on a workshop to learn more about this growing area of tourism. As a Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador, Sarah keeps her tourism knowledge up-todate so she can confidently answer queries from customers and, in turn, make their visits extra special. Sarah has bought planispheres and some books on stargazing for our houseboats, to help guests spot certain stars and constellations in the dark skies around us. What do you love about living and working so close to the water? The scenery never ceases to amaze us even though we have lived in the area for almost twenty years. We love watching the views change with the seasons. If we didn’t live and work here we’d miss the ducks who come and visit our office, the chance to have a friendly word with passers-by on the towpath and the calming effect of spending time by the canal. What are the essentials to pack for a holiday in a Houseboat? We try to provide everything on board our houseboats that we would want to use when we go on holidays so you can pack light. However, to get the most out of this relaxing break, we recommend: a. Comfortable walking shoes/boots, because the towpath will beckon and you’ll be out and about enjoying the fresh air before you know it b. Waterproof jacket, as it does rain in Wales (how else would the Brecon Beacons be so green!) but that won’t stop you enjoying the local area because there are excellent indoor options (craft centres, museums, art galleries, independent shops and cinemas) for that rainy day. c. Your dog – if you have one. We won’t charge you any extra. Dogs love houseboat holidays because a good walk is never far away. However, if you’re not keen on pets you’ll be pleased to read that our cleaning regime is so thorough you’d never know they had been aboard. d. Your favourite hobby/pastime – bring your watercolours, your camera, or that good book you’ve been meaning to read. We guarantee you’ll slow down on our houseboat holidays and relax.

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BEACON PARK BOATS Beacon Park Boats is a family business offering luxury narrowboat holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Each of the seventeen boats in this 5-star fleet was designed and built by Alasdair and Sarah Kirkpatrick and their team. Expect sumptuous beds, exquisite shower rooms, high-spec kitchens and luxurious lounges. Short breaks and longer holidays. Dogs welcome, too. https://beaconparkboats.com/

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SUFFOLK COTTAGE HOLIDAYS Suffolk Cottage Holidays can guarantee a tailor-made recommendation to suit your holiday requirements. Whether you’re in need of dog-friendly accommodation or properties suitable for young children, our experienced team are always on hand to find the ideal property for you. www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/

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ORIGINAL COTTAGES We are proud to have launched, Original Cottages, bringing together all of the special properties within our family of local brands. We pride ourselves on having people with local expertise based in all of our destinations, we can always find you the perfect, escape you have dreamt of. With over 4000 properties to choose from, we have whatever your heart desires – sand, sea, hill, forest, town and all between – let us make a truly unique holiday for you. www.originalcottages.co.uk

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FOOTPATH HOLIDAYS Personally owned and run by Ian and Suzanne Newman, Footpath Holidays has been providing high quality walking holidays in Britain since 1983. Holiday options include guided walking as part of a group, self-guided holidays based in a single centre and self-guided holidays moving on each day and having your luggage transported. Every year Footpath Holidays organises a number of ‘tailor-made’ itineraries e.g. walks associated with pilgrimage routes, James Herriot’s Yorkshire, Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall, or the Arthurian Legends. http://www.footpath-holidays.com/

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WILDERNESS COTTAGES Wilderness Cottages offer a variety of self catering holiday properties throughout Scotland. These range in size from small cosy cottages, ideal for honeymoon couples and romantic holidays, or larger holiday cottages to sleep from six to twelve. From remote crofts to stays in luxury apartments we have properties to suit all tastes. Many cottages are open all year, have log fires and make pets welcome. http://www.wildernesscottages.co.uk/

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Autumn is the season to enjoy!

As we leave the main summer holidays behind, September and October provide us with a wonderful opportunity to still enjoy sunny days and the chance to take advantage of less crowded beaches, or walks in the countryside before the days get shorter. There is something very special about a walk in unexpected sunshine, or capturing a beautiful sunset in the autumn or winter months. Autumn is often the time when there are fairs, or markets full of speciality foods by local artisans. If you want to learn a new hobby, check out your local area for classes, or artists who may offer 1-1 sessions. If you have children there will often be special events organised for the autumn half-term. Many places offer special deals for mid-week breaks and with more and more people working for themselves this can present an opportunity to explore some new and exciting places. Even if you have used up most of your holiday allocation we discovered a brilliant little book recently: Gone For Lunch – Laura Archer- 52 things to do in your lunch break This presents a totally inspiring collection of activities that you can undertake in your lunchtime. After failing to take a lunch break for several weeks, Laura Archer set herself a lunchtime challenge for every week of the year and began chronicling her escapades. Drawing buildings, trying yoga classes, volunteering, going for bike rides, handwriting letters: her challenges ranged from indoor to outdoor, active to sedentary, and the effect they had on her was magical. By claiming back that single hour in the middle of the day, Laura turned her life into something richer and happier. It’s so easy to work through the day without taking a break, but whether you work for a company, or for yourself, just allocating some time for yourself during the day will really help you to be more energized. If you enjoy baking, Autumn is a wonderful time to fill your home with delicious food, using fruit and vegetables harvested at this time of year. Even the smallest garden will need tidying and making ready for the winter, planting bulbs ready for the spring, cutting back foliage, making sure any tools you use are cleaned and put away carefully. Younger children love the magic of planting in the autumn and seeing the bulbs begin to show. And although no one wants to think of the worst happening, it’s also important to be prepared in case of emergency both in the car and at home. Above all, it’s about seizing the opportunity to go outside, and enjoying everything that’s on offer. Gone For Lunch – Laura Archer 52 things to do in your lunch break Buy now from Amazon.co.uk

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RUFUS RABBIT Rufus Rabbit, the funny bunny whose gorgeously packaged baby gift range was lovingly created by Anna Danielle, co-owner of the family firm The Little Dog. Dedicated to creating quality gifts with a service to match, Rufus Rabbit always goes the extra mile to create a smile! http://www.rufusrabbit.co.uk/


DOUGLAS THE BOY WONDER With attention to detail and contemporary styling at his roots, Douglas The Boy Wonder is the latest brand to be lovingly created by artist Anna Danielle. With attention to detail and contemporary styling at his roots, Douglas products are both stylish and practical. Dedicated to creating quality gifts with a service to match, The Little Dog always goes the extra mile to create a smile! www.thelittledog.co.uk

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LITTLE LUCY WILLOW Beautiful children’s furniture collections by Little Lucy Willow, handmade to order in the UK. Timeless designs in perfect pastels, for girls and boys, toddlers or teens. To view our exclusive collections, plus luxury children’s bedding, decor and accessories, visit www.littlelucywillow.co.uk

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ATTICUS & GILDA Atticus & Gilda is a night wear company based in London designing stylish PJ’s nighties & travel accessories for boys & girls. Using thoughtfully sourced fabrics all in 100% cotton, this season sees us launch our stunning printed kimonos. Visit www.atticusandgilda.co.uk

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WHITE RABBIT ENGLAND White Rabbit England is a luxury childrens’ brand founded in 2001 by sisters Charlotte Thompson and Victoria Sullivan. We design and manufacture lighting and interiors for the nursery and special gifts for little ones. Our award winning White Rabbit lamp represents perfectly the uniqueness and quality of both the design and manufacture of everything we do to create heirlooms of the future. “Designed by us, made for you, keep forever” www.whiterabbitengland.com

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UFFORD PARK Relax in style in the heart of Suffolk’s most beautiful, peaceful countryside: come to Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf & Spa – to stay or simply to enjoy our bars, restaurant and many other facilities. Set in 120 acres of historic parkland and just ten easy miles from Ipswich, child-friendly, family-owned Ufford Park Woodbridge offers you so much more including: High-standard hotel accommodation, undulating 18-hole championship, par-71 golf course – as used by the PGA EuroPro Tour, modern, well-equipped health club with spacious gym and indoor, deck-level swimming pool and the very latest thermal suite spa and much more! http://www.uffordpark.co.uk/

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ST BRIDES BAY COTTAGES St Brides Bay Cottages offers delightful cottages in superb locations around the North Pembrokeshire Coast. “Welcome� might be a small word, but here it has a very big meaning. The scenery is spectacular, the air is crystal fresh and the villages are full of character. The rugged beauty offers the perfect backdrop for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. www.stbridesbaycottages.com


THE PIER The Pier stands proudly overlooking the picturesque harbour and the confluence of the Stour and Orwell rivers. Long established in Harwich, the hotel boasts four stars with two rosettes for cooking. The Harbourside on the first floor of The Pier, is renowned for using locally caught seafood, much of which is landed in the harbour opposite. Our Head Chef, takes much of his influence from the sea so Harwich lobster and crab are nearly always on the menu served whichever way you’d like. Stay over and capture the ambience of this delightful old town, a night in The Mayflower suite, complete with telescope is a must! http://www.milsomhotels.com/thepier


MAISON TALBOOTH Step back, relax and indulge at Maison Talbooth. Twelve individual bedrooms, day spa, outdoor pool (heated to a sizzling 85 degrees all year), hot tub, pool house and tennis court. Guests dine at the award winning Le Talbooth restaurant beside the river Stour, just a minute away by courtesy car. www.milsomhotels.com/maison


KESGRAVE HALL Step back, relax and indulge at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, a contemporary 4-star hotel with 23 fabulous bedrooms ranging from standard through to the ‘top grade’. Plenty of theatre can be found in the restaurant overlooked by the Engine Room, with our head chef championing all that is great about Suffolk produce. www.milsomhotels.com/kesgrave-hall/


BOOK REVIEWS Create something beautiful As the days become shorter, and our homes become cosier, here are some beautiful books to inspire your creativity Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Flowers in Watercolour - Ann Mortimer Synopsis: Learn to paint watercolour flowers in 35 easy-to-follow 30-minute exercises. This complete beginners guide to painting flowers in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Each of the 35 quick and easy exercises takes no more than 30 minutes to complete, and will teach you how to paint flowers of different shapes, colours and families lilies, orchids and hellebores amongst others or learn a key technique such as masking out, working wet in wet and colourmixing. https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781782215196/ready-to-paint-in30-minutes-flowers-in-watercolour Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict This is a truly beautiful book, and a stunning introduction to watercolour. The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for a 6 x 4in (A6) watercolour pad, and tracings are included for each study. The book is broken down into five chapters that focus on working with watercolour, watercolour techniques, colour and tone, form and detail, and finally flowers in context. Decoupage Your Home - A contemporary guide to transforming everyday objects - Fransie Snyman Synopsis: Decoupage your home with this start-to-finish guide, containing more than 50 inspiring and stylish projects inside. One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about anything, from small household items to large pieces of furniture. Discover its delights with this start-to-finish guide packed with technique know-how and stylish projects. Starting with tools and materials, preparation of bases and blanks, choosing napkins, paper and fabric, cutting techniques and finding the perfect product for the effect you want to achieve, the book contains more than 50 appealing projects with clear step by step instructions and photographs. https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781782215769/decoupage-yourhome Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict Following the trend to upcycle, decoupage works on a wide range of surfaces, from glass and plastic to fabric and wood. Suitable for beginners, this lavishly illustrated book will also inspire experienced crafters. The projects range from brooches, boxes and tins to bigger undertakings such as chairs, a headboard and a photo wall. The text is packed with useful information, helpful hints and sound advice.


Half Yard Vintage – Debbie Shore Synopsis: Sew 23 beautiful, vintage-style items that will bring a touch of elegance to your home and make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Create beautiful accessories including a lacy pillow cover, a bucket-style wash bag, a dressing table cover and cones for displaying posies of dried flowers; sew gorgeous projects perfect for an afternoon tea including a tea cosy, made-to-measure tray cover and a cake frill; and create accessories for a vintage Christmas with a stocking, advent calendar and wreath. https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781782214588/half-yard-vintage Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict This delightful book is full of the most beautiful vintage-style projects using only half a yard of fabric each. There are so many easy to create gorgeous little projects, perfect for your home, or as gifts for friends and family, beautifully illustrated and friendly, easy-to-follow advice, this book is a perfect gift for weekend crafters. The Art of Embroidered Flowers - Gilda Baron Synopsis: Explore nature through a combination of textiles and embroidery in this new, modernised edition of Gilda Barons inspirational, innovative, step-by-step work. Using painted and dyed backgrounds, and hand and machine embroidery, this guide presents a wonderful variety of three dimensional landscape and flower embroideries. A number of techniques are employed when applying colour to the fabric including batik, salt discharge and brushing dye into a wet surface. Beautiful pictures are then stitched and built up over the background in easy stages. The feeling of perspective is enhanced by the clever use of scale and colour, and all the techniques are explained clearly and demonstrated in a series of stunning projects. ht tps://w w w. sea rchpress.com/book /9781782 2152 26/the - a r t- ofembroidered-flowers Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict We love this gorgeous book, packed full with practical advice and stunning imagery. Anyone interested in pattern, texture and colour will discover a wealth of inspiration when they work through the projects. These highly individual designs will encourage beginners and more experienced embroiderers to create their own embroidered flower designs.


ABERCROMBIE & KENT VILLAS Abercrombie & Kent has been offering wonderful travel experiences for almost 50 years since the company was formed in 1962. Abercrombie & Kent provides assurance that our luxury villas measure up to the photography, floorplans and descriptions provided on our website and via our travel experts. Moreover, Abercrombie & Kent’s villas are checked and inspected meticulously by our team to ensure that they are safe for your stay - as well as beautiful. www.akvillas.com www.akvillas.com/travel-interests/luxury-family-villas.cfm


INNTRAVEL Inntravel specialise in Slow holidays, which reveal the lesser-taken path and offer a truly individual holiday experience. Uncover hidden corners and authentic local experiences in Europe and beyond, journeying by foot, bike or train on Inntravel’s self-guided Slow holidays. www.inntravel.co.uk


QUALITY VILLAS Contemporary, farmhouse, multi-generational holiday, romantic honeymoon stone cottage‌ we curate a collection of exceptional villas in incredible destinations and provide supreme personal service. Use our free concierge service to bolt on treats such as cooks and massage in luxury villas in Italy France and Morocco. https://www.qualityvillas.com


NEW ZEALAND IN DEPTH Founded by Paul Carberry in 2003, New Zealand in Depth specialise in creating tailor-made holidays to New Zealand. Paul has spent more than a year of his life on the ground in New Zealand and offers a genuine personal service, taking the time to understand his clients, their interests and their needs. This is the only way to create a truly bespoke experience. http://www.newzealandindepth.com/


OLIVER’S TRAVELS Oliver’s Travels do everything but the ordinary. A small team of globetrotters who are more than a little obsessive about where they stay. Each of their villas are hand-picked by their award-winning team, and the end result is an extensive portfolio of quirky and unique holiday homes bursting with character, across Europe and the Caribbean. Fancy staying in an enchanting chateau in Dordogne, a weekend partying in Spain, or spending a week basking in the Italian sunshine with your own private pool? It’s a cliché, but Oliver’s Travels really has it all. http://www.oliverstravels.com


CARRIER Carrier knows that to travel is to make aspirations comes true; our curated selection is the perfect starting point to explore some of the finest family holidays. Time together is precious - allow Carrier to create the ultimate family getaway in 2017/2018. www.carrier.co.uk


Autumn Beauty CRABTREE & EVELYN Citron & Coriander Hand Therapy 100ml Revitalise hands with a slick of our richly nourishing and upliftingly fragranced therapy. Bright, sunshine notes of Citron and Lemon Leaf melt with sweet Honey and peppery fresh Coriander. Our conditioning Shea Butter and Ceramide rich formula soothes and protects, lightly sealing skin with moisture boosting hyaluronic acid. Make it part of a scrub, cleanse and condition regime for beautifully renewed hands. Usage Tip: For instant conditioning, massage a pea-sized amount into hands and nails as required. Fragrance: Sunshine notes of Citron and Lemon Leaf melt with sweet Honey and the freshness of peppery Coriander. Citron & Coriander Soap 158g Refresh and gently cleanse hands with our mild and naturally deodorizing vegetable based soap. Enriched with Evening Primrose Oil and Shea Butter, it leaves skin upliftingly scented with bright Citron, Lemon Leaf, sweet Honey and fresh Coriander notes. Team it with a light slick of Citron & Coriander Hand Therapy for beautifully sleek, happy hands. Fragrance: Sunshine notes of Citron and Lemon Leaf melt with sweet Honey and the freshness of peppery Coriander. Citron & Coriander Hand Recovery 25g Enliven hands in an instant with the Shea Butter enriched formula in Citron Hand Recovery. Our secret to silky soft hands contains gentle exfoliators to lightly scruff away harder skin areas as it conditions and soothes. Designed to leave hands beautifully smooth and exhilaratingly scented with Citron, Lemon Leaf, sweet Honey and peppery fresh Coriander. For happy hands, use it with Citron & Coriander Hand Wash and Citron & Coriander Hand Therapy as part of your 3-step hand care routine. Usage Tip: For smooth, fresh-feeling skin massage into hands and rinse with warm water. Fragrance: Sunshine notes of Citron and Lemon Leaf melt with sweet Honey and the freshness of peppery Coriander. http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk/


KORRES - THE UNIQUENESS OF OLYMPUS TEA Mount Olympus is known for its unique biodiversity - it is home to 1,700 different plant species, some of which are rare or endemic; cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Olympus Tea grows at the foothills of the mountain. Its Latin name Sideritis scardica stands for Ironwart that can be literally translated as the one made of iron, a plant considered so powerful that it could even heal wounds caused by iron weapons in the battlefields. Local farmers, part of the brand’s fair-trade network, provide KORRES with organic Olympus Tea blossoms, grown with sustainable cultivation technics, protecting the species endangered wild populations. The delicate blossoms are then extracted at KORRES Herb Extraction Unit, to deliver their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties in KORRES new face cleansing collection. OLYMPUS TEA / KORRES NEW FACE CLEANSING COLLECTION: OLYMPUS TEA / 3 IN 1 CLEANSING EMULSION OLYMPUS TEA / CLEANSING FOAMING CREAM A face cleansing collection with antipollution, antioxidant and detoxifying action. A formula that effectively removes impurities, face and eye makeup, external environmental pollutants and protects against toxins and environmental pollution, leaving skin smooth and supple. Olympus Tea, known for its antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, is combined with an exceptional active botanical blend that protects against environmental pollution. Available in two product formats - a leave-on cleansing emulsion and a foaming cleanser -, both offering a clean, smooth skin and a unique feel of freshness. FREE FROM PARABENS / MINERAL OIL / SILICONES / PROPYLENE GLYCOL / ETHANOLAMINES / SLES / ALES / PHTHALATES Available to buy online from www.MarksandSpencer.com BUTTER LONDON Committed to continuous advancement and creating safe and effective lacquer formulas, butter LONDON proudly introduces Patent Shine 10X™ Nail Lacquers, the first 10-in-1 nail lacquer made with Patented Shock Resisting Polymer Technology. Combining professional salon colour and gel-like wear with a nail-strengthening formula, Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers deliver high-shine, chip-free and richly-pigmented colour that lasts up to 10 days. The best- selling nail lacquer collection is now adding 7 new sophisticated, right-from-the-runway shades! Available to buy from www.MarksandSpencer.com, www.JohnBellCroyden.co.uk, www.Feelunique.com, www.LookFantastic.com, www.Beautybay.com, www.Amazon.co.uk and selected Marks & Spencer and Wholefood Stores


ANCIENNE AMBIANCE Discover sublimely fragranced gifts for yourself or someone special at Ancienne Ambiance, award-winning purveyors of superb perfumes, candles, home fragrance and bodycare, inspired by antiquity. Visit the Ancienne Ambiance boutique in the heart of Chelsea, or shop online with complimentary worldwide delivery. https://www.ancienneambiance.com


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Hot Brands Cool Places - Autumn Escapes 2017  

Welcome to our Autumn Escapes magazine. This is a delightful time of year for unexpected days when we can escape outdoors and find that the...