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CONTACT US AT The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com International Editor: Andrea Marechal Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Storrs rositsa@ipropertymedia.com ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2017 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

Welcome!

This special ‘Marina & Waterfront’ edition of the magazine is filled from cover to cover with the most fabulous properties in spectacular island, coastal, river or canal-side locations. I live right beside the sea myself and spend every possible moment sailing, yet I still feel drawn to take holidays either on or close to the water. Several of my summer breaks have been spent on board a yacht, first exploring Holland’s seemingly endless waterways before heading on to Germany and Denmark in following years. Memorable moments include cruising past Schiphol Airport and admiring stately Dutch windmills before mooring up alongside picturesque restaurants for dinner. Once into Denmark, via the famous Kiel Canal, it was fabulous to visit the beautiful city of Copenhagen before exploring the delights of the Danish fjords. Needless to say, this prompted me to include Holland and Denmark in our search for prime waterfront properties. Other destinations to come under scrutiny this issue are the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai and London. While the extensive coastlines of the first three are natural choices for waterside living, don’t forget Dubai’s wonderful man-made islands, Greenwich with its maritime history and St Katharine’s Docks by Tower Bridge in the heart of London.

Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com

On the cover Outside front cover

South City Square by Pellicano & Perri Projects

Pellicano & Perri Projects t: +61 7 3850 5800 w: www.pellicano.com.au w: www.perriprojects.com w: www.southcitysq.com.au

South City Square is a collaborative project by visionary developers Pellicano and Perri Projects. Located in Woolloongabba, the most dynamic inner urban destination in Brisbane, Australia, it offers much more than a place in which to live. The mixed-use precinct provides a unique opportunity to live with the convenience of shops, cafes, green space and transport right outside the door. The precinct’s initial stages comprise three towers with around 400 apartments which have now sold and are under construction. These represent half of the precinct’s residential offering. Ultimately, South City Square will deliver six distinguished residential towers and a boutique hotel as well as a major retail, dining and entertaining precinct including a full-line Woolworth’s supermarket and 500-seat cinema operated by NASDAQ listed, Reading Cinemas. Inspiration has been sought from the best urban renewal projects around the world, as well as from the history and identity of Woolloongabba itself.

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WATCHES

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WHISKEY

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Pour yourself a coffee

Our latest collection

We delve deeply

Scotch, Irish or

A fountain of

from a 24-carat gold

of the finest jewellery,

to find the very best

Taiwanese – which

information on water

syphon and listen to

clothing and accessories

divers’ watches

will prove your

features for both indoor

favourite tipple?

and outdoor use

the ultimate intelligent music system

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55 ART

Denmark & Holland

Andrea Marechal’s regular

With more than their fair share of coastline, these countries offer

round-up of forthcoming

a plethora of superb waterfront properties

art exhibitions around the world

61 INTERIORS

Expert advice on splashing out on a swimming pool and/or home spa

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DRIVE

Latest supercar unveilings from the Geneva International Motor Show

FOCUS

USA With a large percentage of states bordering the ocean or sea, America is another prime hunting ground for waterside homes - including those of Celine Dion and Katharine Hepburn

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CRUISES

By opting for a holiday aboard a smaller ship you can access many more picturesque harbours

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Dubai

We explore Australia and New Zealand’s most stunning island

Dubai’s man-made islands continue to attract

and waterfront locations

attention from investors far and wide

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Sky-high splendour at

Skyfall

This stunning villa on the island of Koh Samui has everything you could possibly wish for to make your stay not only memorable but mesmerising

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illa Skyfall is much more than simply a home by the sea. It is an artistic manifestation that takes its

natural environment attributes as palettes for its architectural design. Situated on a private gated estate with 24-hour security, the villa’s surroundings become an integral part of the canvas, including sand, rocks and terrain. Featuring both modern Thai and antique Asian furniture that complement one another, Skyfall is an interior designer’s dream. Although primarily for rental, enquiries to purchase the property will also be considered by the owner. It offers numerous options for relaxation – from large living spaces with spectacular views over Koh Phangnan and Ang Thong Marine Park to cosy, individual nooks. These allow the option for guests to entertain the closest of friends in an intimate setting or to hold larger parties. Entertainment areas include a luxurious movie theatre, sunrise and sunset rooftop bars, an indoor lounge bar with pool table

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OFFER Call and quote the code IP/SF01 for a

20% discount if made before July 31st, 2017 for any time during 2017

overlooking the infinity pool and an outdoor

chef is included in the daily rate, meaning

pool bar. The villa’s lighting, music system

that everyone can take a break from cooking

and theatre are all state-of-the-art and

and meal planning. A dedicated generator

operated by Ipad, whilst allowing guests to

gives immunity from any island power cuts.

connect to their own choice of music from individual Ipods and computer systems. Each of the villa’s eight en suite bedrooms

Ideally located, the estate is just 10 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of the beautiful Choeng Mon

have satellite televisions and DVD players,

Beach. A mere 15-minute drive reaches

whilst also being able to access the large

both Chaweng Beach with its shops and

music library on the centralised server. There

nightlife and Bophut Fisherman’s Village

is one large master bedroom, a further six

and its vibrant restaurants.

doubles and a twin; the master suite and two Drone shot © Florenz Kittel | Night time shots © Geoff Whitlie | Additional interior shots © Anne Sophie Maestracci

of the doubles have their own balconies. A

Please see special offer above.

study doubles up as a ninth bedroom with a

Pricing is available on request but ranges from

double pullout sofa bed. Lift access from the

£1,448 / €1,672 / $1,799 – £3,275 / €3,275 / $4,067

car porch enables elderly relatives to access

per night for a minimum three-night stay

the entire house with ease and also makes

Contact the owner Mr Jeremy Smeeton, at

luggage delivery effortless.

villaskyfall@gaafunds.com or call him on

The grounds include a magnificent 26m2

+6012 305 9270

private swimming pool with a deep section as well as a shallow children’s area and is surrounded by fabulous views. There is also a tennis court as part of the estate’s leisure facilities. A sunny outside dining terrace seating up to eight people is ideal for alfresco entertaining; tables currently in storage can accommodate up to a further 36 diners on the pool-side terrace. The indoor dining room with extensive plate glass windows and doors also creates the perfect indoor/outdoor dining experience for up to 12 more guests. Skyfall comes complete with resident staff who are at your service 24/7, while additional chefs, bar staff, caterers and even musicians can be hired if required. Although there is a fully equipped kitchen, a personal

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AND BEYOND...

Denham, Buckinghamshire p. 26

Reading, Berkshire p. 26

Matrix Island p. 20

Metropolitan Wharf

Tate Modern

p. 22

Lassell Street p. 24

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london This new regular feature views the capital’s prime properties as if from the comfort of an aircraft’s first or business class cabin high in the sky. First on our radar are the fabulous areas of St Katharine Docks and the Royal Borough of Greenwich

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t Katharine Docks is London’s only active marina, dating back to the 10th century. Once a centre of maritime trade, this exclusive dock continues to be a hive of activity with prime office space rubbing shoulders with high-end housing, bars and restaurants. Lee O’Neil, head of sales, Knight Frank Wapping comments, “St Katharine Docks is waterfront living, working and relaxing at its best. It’s located a short distance from the City square mile and offers the City workforce a tranquil space, moments from the office. “Over the years we’ve seen a wide demographic of people interested in living in the dock. Initially the target market was very much UK domestic buyers and high profile city workers seeking a water front piedà-terre. Many people who moored in the marina would use turn-key development flats as a local base which provided easy access to their vessels. More recently we’ve seen an increase in overseas buyers who have fallen in love with the waterside location and vistas. Properties available in St Katharine Docks vary from the bespoke character laden warehouse, Ivory House to the popular City Quay development and beautiful waterfront houses on Tower Walk.” Nigel Day of Riverhomes believes that St Katharine Docks is arguably the most exclusive marina in the world. “Its proximity to the City, not to mention landmarks such as Tower Bridge and The Tower of London make it highly sought after,” he explains. “Its desirability has increased even further in recent years thanks to improving »

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Matrix Island, St Katharine Docks

A truly spectacular 1930s steel barge which has been converted into a magnificent contemporary houseboat with its own private access ramp. The near 50-foot foredeck provides enormous scope for al fresco entertaining but it is the internal volume of this vessel – in excess of 5,000 square feet – that has allowed for an extensive and impressive openplan upper deck. This includes a vast and bright reception, kitchen and dining areas, offering wonderful dock views with a central atrium stairway to a lower deck. On the lower deck there is a further reception area and access to a rib/jet-ski platform and five large double bedrooms, each with direct or shared en suite facilities. There is also a newly built office space at the rear of the houseboat with Tower Bridge views. £3.7m / €4.3m / $4.52m Riverhomes  www.ipmag.link/2ooFhaV

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The striking penthouse apartment on the top floor of Ivory House, a 19th century former warehouse building, has been

Ivory House, St Katharine Docks

redesigned by Morpheus London. It was converted to flats in the mid-20th century and offers fabulous views over London including of the Tower of London and includes two terraces, one with a Jacuzzi. The penthouse spans nearly 2,500 square feet and a number of listed features have been exposed including the original red brick walls, steel frames and 1860’s stone flooring. A new contemporary staircase also gives the illusion of floating treads. £3.3m / €3.8m / $4m Knight Frank  www.ipmag.link/2oXRKFC

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infrastructure and services. Whereas there was once a small supermarket, a coffee shop and little else, the area is now host to a wide array of shops and exclusive boutiques. “The redevelopment of the former News International headquarters will completely transform the area. Rather than ‘Fortress Wapping’, we will see a vibrant development that will change the character of St Katharine’s Dock for the better. There are lots of pieds-à-terre in the St Katharine’s Dock area whereas the London Dock development will bring in lots more permanent residents.” The Royal Borough of Greenwich is also a highly desirable area in which to live. Divyesh Bhanderi, lettings manager of Foxtons’ Greenwich office says, “It boasts impressive historic sites and the Royal Museums, vast green spaces of Greenwich Park, developed riverside and good connectivity served by both the Jubilee Line and the DLR, as well as the Thames Clipper. “With a range of good local schools, the area appeals to families, while the proximity to Canary Wharf via the DLR and to central London via the Jubilee Line is attracting professionals. Greenwich has a neighbourly, tight-community feel to it despite being a popular tourist spot. The O2, yet another London landmark in the area, attracts visitors from all parts of London and the UK, hosting performances of many celebrities and some fantastic exhibitions. “There is a mix of high-end properties in Greenwich, comprising large family houses, unusual conversions and high-specification modern apartments, but it remains a niche market in the area at present.”

Metropolitan Wharf, E1W

A selection of two-bedroom duplex apartments for rental in a one-of-a-kind warehouse conversion. Features of note include exposed brickwork, hanging fireplaces and a plethora of rare material finishes. From £1,450 / €1,673 / $1,770 – £2,350 / €2,712 / $2,870 per week Marsh & Parsons  www.ipmag.link/2oz3Sfw

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LEGGETT PRESTIGE

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HAUTE SAVOIE REF: 68784 €860,000 Immaculate 4 bed / 2 bath chalet in a pretty Alpine location and benefiting from an attached garden with panoramic mountain views, sauna, garage and pool. Located in the Abondance valley.

SEINE MARITIME REF: 54033 €1,000,000 Beautiful 6 bedroom, modern family home. Set in over 20Ha of garden, paddocks and forest with several garages and horse boxes. Would make an ideal equestrian property or for commercial use.

TARN REF: 63648 €930,000 Magnificent 7 bath / 7 bed property with a 15-16thC château. Recently refurbished maintaining many original features. Set in 2.7Ha of mature parkland with outbuildings and a pool.

HAUTE GARONNE REF: 54116 €795,000 Elegant, fully renovated 4 bath / 3 bed home in the centre of Bagneres de Luchon, the “Queen of the Pyrenees”. Set in a delightful and fully enclosed garden with all amenities close by.

HAUTE VIENNE REF: 61649 €795,000 Wonderful, modern property consisting of 2 interconnected dwellings with an indoor heated pool and large garages. In a peaceful location and yet only 7kms to a village with shops, bar etc.

CHARENTE REF: 39312 €1,890,000 Well maintained 14 bedroom château formally used as a convalescent home with an independent wing of 50 ensuite bedrooms. Set in 57Ha with 22 loose boxes and a lake.

RHONE REF: 71560 €780,000 A stunning 9 bed family home enclosed in its mature private grounds with a tennis court and lake. An elegant village property close to transport links. Ideal boutique Chambres d’hôtes or B&B.

VAR REF: 63097 €1,365,000 Great situation for this 4 bed / 3 bath villa with extraordinary views over the bay of Cavalairesur-Mer. Garden with terraces and covered parking. Close to beaches and amenities.

VENDEE REF: 65770 €1,732,500 Magnificient, 19thC château hotel property comprising 5 cottages, swimming pools and an orangery. All set in 13Ha of land with outbuildings. Only 50kms to Nantes with transport links.

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An exclusive opportunity to purchase a four-bedroom share of freehold that is part of the beautiful Grade I listed Vanbrugh Castle in 2.5 acres of stunning grounds. Modelled on the French Bastille, the exceptional residence was built in 1718

Vanbrugh Castle, Maze Hill, Greenwich

by the highly acclaimed architect Sir John Vanbrugh himself who used to the castle as his home. The building has since been used as an RAF school for the sons of servicemen killed in the World Wars. Today the property has been restored and refurbished by the Blackheath Preservation Trust. The most impressive feature of the four-storey household is the expansive private roof terrace with farreaching views of the London skyline. £2.75m / €3.17m / $3.36m Fine & Country  www.ipmag.link/2oz3U78

Greenwich has a neighbourly, tight-community feel to it despite being a popular tourist spot

Lassell Street, East Greenwich

This split-level church conversion for rental features a bright and expansive living area. It includes an impressive reception room with great entertaining space, a fullyequipped, open-plan kitchen, four double bedrooms and three bathrooms. £1,000 / €1,155 / $1,220 pw (£4,334 / €5,000 / $5,290 pcm) Foxtons  www.ipmag.link/2p5XI6W

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And beyond...

Denham Film Studios, Denham, Buckinghamshire

Less than 20 miles from London, Weston Homes has transformed these famous studios into a £120 million Art Deco and movie inspired residential address. The new 11.94 acre project involves the original Grade II listed film studio headquarters and laboratory building. It includes the retained and restored Art Deco cinema where famous movies were first screened to their directors, alongside an Art Deco cocktail bar and a community hall/fitness space. The development provides 224 converted and newly built homes – 154 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 70 four and five-bedroom family townhouses. The new homes are designed around garden squares, landscaped grounds, rill water features, private gardens and protected woodland complete with parking and garaging. From £350,000 / €405,000 / $440,000 for a one-bed apartment Weston Homes  www.ipmag.link/2nEBEAr

Green Park Village, Reading, Berkshire This lakeside village is being constructed by St Edward, part of the Berkeley Group. Offering apartments, urban houses, town houses and lakeside detached properties, many of the homes take inspiration from New England with their coloured clapboard sidings, finely finished balconies and elaborately detailed window frames. Residents can walk, play or picnic by the lake, enjoy coffee in the market square, or keep fit with trim trails and cycle routes. There is also the prospect of fast access to London with a proposed train station linking to Reading and Crossrail in 2019. With London just 26 minutes by train from Reading, Green

From £290,000 / €335,120 / $362,200

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If you think you have already seen the last word in Algarve lifestyle and opulence, this sensational villa facing the Vilamoura Old Course will have you redefine your views

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deally located on a 4,000m2, totally private, sloping plot, this magnificent, 1,850m2 modern manor house is certainly one of the

most palatial residences in the Algarve. International artists and craftsman have been specially commissioned to produce many of the features which make this property totally unique. These include everything from the numerous Tuscan style stone columns and balustrades to the spectacular heavy

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Music to your ears If you’re hoping to find an extraordinary music system, the search may well be over

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inn has been innovating in engineering and craftsmanship for over 40 years to ensure music lovers get the very best sound enjoyment. The company’s flagship system includes the Klimax Exakt DSM music player (which can also stream 4K TV) and a pair of Klimax 350 loudspeakers, now featuring Linn’s ground-

breaking Katalyst DAC Architecture. The Klimax 350 is the ultimate intelligent loudspeaker, featuring the best of Linn’s in-house

technologies designed to eliminate loss between you and the artist. The speakers take a digital signal at their input to ensure zero transmission loss from the source while Katalyst DAC Architecture retrieves the maximum amount of musical information from this digital signal. Linn’s Exakt technology then ensures the most natural sound by aligning all the musical frequencies to arrive at your ear at the same time, exactly the way live musical instruments are experienced. And while every room has its own effect on your music, Klimax 350 utilises

£58,700 / €67,465 / $72,488

patented Space Optimisation technology to optimise performance based on the acoustic

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properties of your room and your desired speaker placement.

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Coffee is served

This 24-carat gold, semi-precious, syphon brewer is quite possibly the world’s most extravagant coffee maker

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nly eight of these Royal

and the Baccarat burner vase, lit. Next, the fully automated system allows heat, steam and

Coffee Makers are produced

gravity to brew the coffee in the crystal Baccarat vase.

by hand each month by Royal Paris, with each

Brewed at the perfect temperature with no artificial filters, and nowhere for the aromatic oils to escape, the resulting brew is crystal clear with unrivalled aroma and flavour. It is

numbered machine taking more than

also the only coffee maker that allows for customised coffee or tea with the ability to add

50 hours of painstaking workmanship.

liqueurs and spices before the brew.

Working alongside a team of skilled

“It’s taken us more than three years of research and development to produce this entirely

sculptors, metallurgists and engineers,

unique coffee maker,” says Maria Tindemans from Royal Paris. “This luxury coffee machine is

French artist Jean-Luc Rieutort has

an elegant echo of the opulent age of salon coffees when only the best coffee was reserved

recreated the historic balancing syphon

for the rich and famous. Every minute process is an exact science and every coffee made is

used by royalty in the 1800s.

unlike anything you’ll ever taste.”

The art of brewing coffee has been

Choose from 24-karat gold, copper or silver options, and a semi-precious black obsidian, azurite

turned into a ceremony; ground coffee

or malachite base, with or without your engraved initials, company name, or family crest.

is first placed in the fine Baccarat crystal

£9,000 / €10,565 / $11,300 – £15,000 / €17,600 / $18,425

carafe, hot water poured into the boiler pot

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Finery

Without exception, every single item in our latest collection of the finer things in life has been designed to delight

CRYSTAL CLUTCH

This Italian-made box clutch featuring a selection of earthy tone Swarovski crystals and pearl domes set in galvanised brass, looks every bit like a handheld jewel. It can be carried as a clutch or worn over the shoulder with its chain strap. Lined in black leather with a gold calf base it’s large enough to hold evening essentials such as a mobile phone, cards and lipstick. £800 / €936 / $995  www.ipmag.link/2nELu5B

Green meets gold Founded by Orna and Isaac Levy

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in 1986, Yvel (a mirror image of their surname) has cultivated fine jewellery for over 30 years. The company

Alfresco cheer

is legendary for its free form designs in which 18k white, yellow or rose

reat for sophisticated picnics and taking along on a variety

satin finished gold is fashioned

of outdoor pursuits, this leather drinks case is designed to

around the gemstone, even further

carry four bottles and four glasses. It even has an integral

enhancing its beauty. This gorgeous

ice bucket complete with lid and ice tongs as well as space

18k yellow gold necklace features

for the smart corkscrew and bottle opener.

a natural emerald set with diamonds.

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COUTURE COLLECTION

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eading designer Sassi Holford

has established her reputation by creating one of a kind, timeless wedding gowns and exquisite evening wear. She has now taken this expertise to create a

couture collection available exclusively at her London boutique.

Redefining classic elegance, the gowns

are given a contemporary feel with Sassi’s signature fabric combinations, meticulous attention to detail and use of draping, pleats, cut-outs and intricate embellishments. All the gowns are handmade in England by a team of expert pattern cutters, seamstresses and hand beaders. Stand out styles from the collection include The romantic ‘Madrid’ dress shown here in duchesse satin with a shoulder skimming neckline and ornate monochrome embroidery. From £2,750 / €3,220 / $3,420  www.ipmag.link/2ozb3El

VARIETY

Pen of note The Yard-O-Led Viceroy fountain pen is handcrafted in England using 19th century techniques. Each one is individually numbered and features a delicate Victorian design. The sterling silver writing instrument features a grandiose barrel, curved clip with metal screws and

Custom cut creations This fabulous new collection of rings has been conceived by Graff’s design team, working

engraved barley pattern, as well

closely with master craftsmen in the London workshop. Each one takes as its focus a single

as an 18-carat gold nib. A true

central diamond or gemstone in an innovative departure from the classic signature design.

collector’s piece, these exclusive pens are suitable for engraving. £515 / €600 / $640  www.ipmag.link/2o66nSu

A setting is traditionally based on the stones available but here each stone has been cut accordingly to the setting, allowing for unlimited design freedom. Among the stones featured in the collection are a 8.97 carat pear shape Fancy Vivid Pink, a 14.24 carat emerald, a 3.04 and a 3.65 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow. Price dependent on varying stones  www.ipmag.link/2o6GuTo

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Gems to f treasure

ounded in Hong Kong in 1990 by British designer Tayma Page Allies, Tayma Fine Jewellery specialises in contemporary, hand-made pieces. Now, a new service named ‘Gemalista’ invites customers

to purchase loose stones from Tayma’s private vault of exceptional jewels which she has acquired over the last 26 years from exclusive dealers and mines. Upon selection, clients will receive certificates of authenticity and provenance and can either keep the loose stone or stones as part of a legacy caché or take advantage of a complimentary design service and commission, in consultation with Tayma, hand-drawn or digitally rendered sketches of bespoke pieces. This extraordinary collection comprises approximately 80 outstanding gem types of loose stones in a wide range of cuts and sizes from all over the world.

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Functional and reliable, these stylish diving watches range in depth of water resistance of up to 4,000 metres

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of sapphire crystal (flat, bubble and superbubble).

bezel, this watch is water

It features highly luminescent hour markers

resistant up to 1,000 metres.

and hands, a solid marine stainless steel case

An authentic ‘ocean pilot’, its

with screw back and screw locked crown, single-

black and white look ensures

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excellent legibility at all times.

hand) and helium escape valve. £1,175 / €1,370 / $1,460 – £1,485 / €1,730 / $1,845

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DIAMOND DIVER parkling with 19

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individually set brilliant

Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

diamonds and water resistant to 200 metres, this exclusive design fuses a cyclops lens and extremely scratch-

Water resistant to 600 metres, the Engineer

resistant sapphire glass. Its robust marine

Hydrocarbon NEDU (Navy Experimental

stainless steel housing and high-precision

Diving Unit) watch has a titanium case,

quartz movement combine to create an

sapphire crystal glass plus a helium release

elegant diving watch that can be worn for

valve incorporated into the crown. The

every occasion.

choice of blue or black dials have a total of

Diamond Diver £622 / €725 / $772

21 micro H3 gas tubes on the hour, minute,

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seconds and day/date display for bright illumination with the watch’s ceramic unidirectional bezel also luminescent. £3,580 / €4,180 / $4,450  www.ipmag.link/2oY42h9

ORIS

This watch is water-resistant to 500 metres and follows in the footsteps of

Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph

the Aquis Depth Gauge. It was widely regarded as one of the most innovative diving watches ever made when it was launched in 2013. Oris equipped the Aquis Depth Gauge with an inlet in the crystal at 12 o’clock, leading to a channel milled into the outside edge of the crystal covering the dial. As the diver descends, air inside the channel compresses, allowing water through the inlet and into the channel. This creates a watermark that corresponds to yellow depth gauge indications marked on the dial, giving the diver a clear reading. The Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph is presented in a special waterproof case with an additional metal bracelet and strap change tools.

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aunched in association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Hublot’s diver's watch is able to withstand the pressure exerted at a depth of 4,000 metres. Limited to 1,000 pieces for the titanium version and 500 pieces for the All Black

version in black carbon fibre, the Oceanographic 4000 features technology developed to the extreme, ergonomics for efficiency and ease of handling.

£15,600 / €18,200 / $19,385 www.ipmag.link/2nEMOFv

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Whisky galore A favourite tipple for many, this warming amber spirit takes on a completely different flavour depending on the ingredients used and where it is distilled

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Pictures: Scotch Whisky Association

cotch whisky is an iconic Scottish product which has become known across the globe. The earliest historical reference to distilling in Scotland appears on the Scottish Exchequer Rolls for 1494, where there is an entry of ‘eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make acquavitae’. The earliest reference to a distillery in the Acts of the Scottish Parliament appears to be in 1690, when mention is made of the famous Ferintosh distillery » owned by Duncan Forbes of Culloden.

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“Scotland has around 120 operational Scotch whisky distilleries and sells three times its nearest rival – American whiskey”

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In the right spirit The highest price paid at auction for a bottle of Scotch is around £280,000.

Rosemary Gallagher, the Scotch Whisky Association’s head of communications, says, “Today Scotland has around 120 operational Scotch whisky distilleries and sells three times its nearest rival – American whiskey. In recent years, demand for Scotch has been largely steady with exports of around £4 billion annually. Last year saw increased demand following a couple of years of slight decline. Scotch exports were up 4% in value to just over £4 billion from slightly under £3.9bn in 2015, and up 4.8% by volume to 1.2bn bottles from 1.1bn bottles in 2015.” Blended Scotch whisky continues to be the biggest category but it is also good news that single malt Scotch whisky exports have exceeded £1 billion for the first time. “We expect demand to continue to increase,” says Ms Gallagher, “and this confidence is reflected in unprecedented investment in the industry, with more than a dozen new Scotch whisky distilleries opening in the last few years and up to 40 further projects at various stages of planning and development.”

If positioned end to end, the 99 million cases of Scotch whisky exported each year would cover the distance between Edinburgh and New York six times over.

Ms Gallagher reports that the USA is the biggest market by value for Scotch whisky, followed by France. However, Scotch is popular in many mature and emerging markets across Europe, Asia, North and South America. “We are very optimistic about the future of Scotch whisky as demand continues to increase and new markets open up,” she explains. “While a traditional product, Scotch is still innovative and new ranges are constantly being launched. There is unprecedented investment in the industry, for example in new distilleries, to meet demand and that brings fresh approaches to the industry. We expect Scotch to remain the world’s most popular whisky.”  www.ipmag.link/2oXQP8b

Drinkers in the UK often choose to enjoy Scotch with just a little water but in Spain they mix it with cola, in China with cold green tea, and in Brazil with coconut water.

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Lure of the Irish

Whiskey has been distilled in Ireland since the sixth century. It is one of the oldest spirit drinks in Europe and at its peak in the late 19th century there were 88 licensed distilleries, producing more than 144 million bottles annually. That meant that it was the largest global spirits category of the time. Miriam Mooney, head of the Irish Whiskey Association, explains, “Irish whiskey is protected under both national and EU law, so consumers are guaranteed a high quality premium product produced in Ireland. Irish distilleries work hard to protect the craft and ensure that only the best premium products are supplied to consumers around the world. “Irish whiskey has carved out its own niche in the global spirits market, relying on the traditional craft of Irish distilling and authentic heritage. The category has focused on building brands with global consumer appeal offering an alternative to Scotch and Bourbon whiskies.” Demand for Irish whiskey is booming. Global sales have increased by over 300% in the last 10 years making it the fastest growing premium spirit in the world. Exports are expected to

Facts

In the right spirit Whisky or whiskey? The Scots spell it

double to 144 million bottles a year by 2020 and double again to 288 million bottles by 2030. That is equivalent to over 550 bottles of Irish whiskey being exported every minute. In order to meet this demand, over €1 billion is going to be invested in distillery projects between 2010 and 2025. The increase in demand and investment is also reflected in the increase of the number of distilleries in production. In 2013 there were only four in operation producing and selling Irish whiskey, now there are 16 in production with another 14 with planning permission. “Irish whiskey is enjoyed by consumers in 135 countries around the globe,” says Ms Mooney. “The biggest consumer of Irish whiskey is the United States with nearly half of all bottles making their way across the Atlantic. Closer to home Germany, France and the UK import millions of

bottled Irish whiskey every year and there is also demand in Russia and the Baltic countries. “It has developed such a following that Ireland is attracting growing numbers of whiskey tourists who come to visit distilleries and sample the product where it is made. Over 650,000 tourists visit Irish distilleries every year and this number is expected to reach 1.9 million visitors by 2025. In terms of popularity, the only way is up. “The Irish whiskey industry is the fastest growing premium spirits category in the world. Over the coming years, as production of Irish whiskey increases with the additional capacity from new distilleries, sales will also increase opening up the possibility of pursuing new and emerging markets. Also with the growth in Irish whiskey tourism, its global appeal is expected to increase further.” »  www.ipmag.link/2nEvKQ4

whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey. This difference stems from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. The additional ‘e’ is also used for the spelling of American whiskies.

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Facts

In the right spirit Single malt whisky is not necessarily the product of

Subtropical taste

“We use natural spring water from Snowy Mountain which flows underground and is naturally filtered through tightly packed layers of the earth”

one cask. It is the

The Kavalan Distillery in Taiwan has been dedicated to the art of single malt whisky aged in American oak barrels since 2006. Kavalan takes its name from the original name for Yilan County and is backed by 30 years of beveragemaking thanks to its parent company, King Car Group. The world’s first subtropical whisky distiller, it is a pioneer in making whisky in a hot climate, and has collected more than 190 gold awards. Kavalan’s master blender, Ian Chang, plays an important role in the distillery, tasting and maintaining the quality and consistency of its whiskies every day. “One of our challenges has been to change the methods of whisky production to suit a hot climate,” he explains. “The weather is hot and humid, speeding up our maturation process, which is why we call it ‘maturation redefined’. “A lot of hard work goes behind the accolades we’ve received, which have made people within the industry and consumers seriously take notice of us these past few years. This certainly boosts company morale, as we all work hard to deliver the best whisky we can. The overall effect has been to encourage us to try even harder to bring our fans world-class whisky. In addition, thanks to worldwide support, Kavalan has now expanded and exports to 60 overseas markets.” The ‘Kavalan Single Malt Classic’ is the company’s best selling whisky. “This was the first whisky launched on our domestic and overseas markets. To us, it also represents the spirit and flavours of Taiwan. Kavalan whisky is rich in subtropical fruitiness and a floral fragrance that is mainly a product of its maturation in a subtropical climate as well as the type of yeasts used in our fermentation process. “In addition, we use natural spring water from Snowy Mountain which flows underground and is naturally filtered through tightly packed layers of the earth in the mountains, which makes the water smooth with a natural sweetness to it. This is one of the reasons why consumers experience natural sweetness on the palate. Moreover, the water has a nearly neutral pH with the right hardness, creating optimal conditions for the yeasts to ferment. This is how Kavalan achieves its complexity and creaminess.”

product of a single distillery and may actually come from several casks.

A crystal decanter containing six litres of Macallan Imperiale ‘M’ whisky became the world’s most expensive whisky when it sold at auction in Hong Kong for $628, 205 in 2015.

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Adding a water feature to your garden or home creates a stunning visual centrepiece which is both calming and therapeutic

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here are so many different types and sizes of fountain and other water features that it can be difficult to know which one will suit your purpose and backdrop best. With this in mind we sought the advice of garden designer Rachel Bebb, founder of The Garden Gallery in Broughton, Stockbridge who holds regular sculpture exhibitions. She represents about 50 contemporary artists (including Neil Wilkin and Rebecca Newnham who both feature here) creating garden sculptures and other works of art. “Water adds a new dimension to a garden,” Rachel explains. “It plays with the light, cools and refreshes on hot days, and offers sanctuary to wildlife. Some sculptures, for example those made of glass, lend themselves to

being placed in water. The medium of glass harmonises effortlessly with water, reflecting the light and nearby plants and trees, and adding sparkle on sunny, frosty mornings. Whether kiln-formed, blown or bonded, glass withstands harsh weather conditions and is easy to care for. They work particularly well in modern, contemporary-style settings.” Rachel advises that fountains can be sited in pools or be self-contained if space is tight or there are small children to consider. “Freestanding fountain sculptures can create the sound of running water in tiny gardens, courtyards, conservatories or a 'room' in a large garden,” she says. “Stone sculptures in water demand simple but strong planting schemes to set off the hues of the stone, whether white marble from Italy or a soft English sandstone. “When choosing a water sculpture or fountain, consider the scale in relation to the setting, the aspect – is there plenty of sunlight to play on glass, for example? Bear in mind that the sound of running water can be intrusive so make sure the pump has an adjustable flow. Select plants to complement the piece, which in turn should enhance the planting scheme. Remember that the patina on bronze will change over time. Above all, buy because you have fallen in love with » your water sculpture of choice!”

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CRYSTAL CLEAR

The history of this fabulous water feature dates back to 1937

when René Lalique designed a fountain for the entrance to the Pavillon of Ceramic and Glass at the Exposition International des Arts et Techniques. It showed a fish leaping from a pool of pearls. In 1991, this magnificent creation was presented to the public by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris at an exhibition paying homage to the genius of René Lalique. Now Lalique offers this classic and iconic, clear crystal Poisson fountain (which can be viewed on display at the art deco entrance of the Savoy hotel in London and at the original Lalique Museum in Alsace amongst other places). Each piece is bespoke to create a true work of art. From £120,000 / €139,380 / $146,660  www.ipmag.link/2ozdZ3Z

Out of the blue

SEEING RED

Since graduating in 1981, Neil Wilkin

Suitable for internal

has used his skills to produce exquisite

or external use, Neil’s

glass creations such as the two stunning

Liliput fountain is

fountains shown here. He can also make

approximately 60cms

bespoke fountains to order.

in diameter and has

This fountain features no less than 48

24 solid glass curls -

blue solid glass curls. Approximately one

12 of which are clear

metre in diameter, it can be installed either

while the remaining

indoors or outside and suits both traditional

12 are red.

and contemporary settings.

£9,000 / €10,455 /

£21,000 / €24,400 / $25,665 + VAT  www.ipmag.link/2nEEIwt

$11,000 Photo © Guus Ryjven

Photo © Guus Ryjven

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Bespoke at Buxmead A ward-winning sculptor and designer, David Harber, has been making contemporary

and classical art from his Oxfordshire studio for two decades. He re-imagined one

of his best known and loved designs, the Mantle, especially for Buxmead, a prestigious residential development in The Bishops Avenue, London.

Inspired by the leaves in paintings by MC Esher and

From £22,848 / €26,550 / $27,930 for a 120cm sculpture in bronze and gold leaf

referencing materials featured in the communal areas of

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the development, the bespoke Mantle is a play on mass and void, of random organic shapes creating a perfect geometric form. The piece at Buxmead has bespoke petals shaped like the development’s logo, whereas the original Mantle design has more leaf-shaped petals as standard. Smaller versions and different finishes are also available.

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Photos © David Bird

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ebecca Newnham FRBS studied at the Royal College of Art and has work in three museums and many private collections. She first exhibited in Salisbury Cathedral in 2010 and is now co-curating ‘Reflection’

which includes her own work as well as that of eight other artists who specialise in glass artistry.

Symbolising wisdom and regeneration, Rebecca’s Blue Lotus

fountain is one metre tall including its glass aggregate plinth. The structure is fibreglass with a blue, hand-painted glass skin, while an aperture in the centre allows for the fountain water jet or a light. £11,970 / €13,900 / $14,630 + VAT

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Magnificent magnolia Commissioned for a different private lake on the same Yorkshire estate, Magnolia is two metres in diameter and rises 1.2 metres above the water. The fibreglass form is anchored and floats within a diameter. The

On the right wavelength

whole sculpture has a central keel and is

Rebecca’s 15 metre floating sculptural installation ‘Wave’ was commissioned for a lake in

weighted to float at the correct height.

Yorkshire. Its design concept is about the increasing amount of invisible information which

£11,970 / €13,900 / $14,630 + VAT

surrounds us such as phone signals and TV frequencies. Wave is made from red fibreglass with a concealed stainless steel structure and weights to ensure the buoyant sculpture floats at the desired height. These weights ensure the structure rights itself however strong the wind or water current. The sections are chained together and anchored at either end to allow the wind to draw the sculpture into different curves. £48,000 / €55,770 / $58,670 + VAT

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Art

Andrea Marechal highlights exhibitions being held in London, Basel, Miami, Bilbao and Montpellier

Monet arking its 20th anniversary, the Fondation Beyerler in Basel has understandably opted for a show featuring the great Impressionist Claude Monet – a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Among the 64 works are rarely seen treasures from private collections. The works span most of this ‘pictorial magician’s’ career. They take us on his journeys through Mediterranean landscapes, wild Atlantic coastlines, along the Seine and Thames rivers and into meadows and, of course, the famous water gardens of Giverny. It is in these paintings of water lilies, of which the Beyerler has several great examples, that Monet's use of reflection and repeated motifs – that of the lily pads – reaches its zenith. The Fondation Beyerler, designed by Renzo Piano and set in the heart of parkland is a delightful venue. Take the well-signposted tram and enjoy the short Claude Monet Rocks at Belle-Île, Port-Domois, 1886 | Oil on canvas Cincinnati Art Museum, Fanny Bryce Lehmer Endowment and The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial, 1985 Photo © Bridgeman Images

journey through timeless Swiss country dotted with cows and chalets. Until May 28th at the Fondation Beyerler, Basel, Switzerland  www.ipmag.link/2o5RCir

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Pello Irazu L-1, 1989 Oil on paper Carreras Múgica

PELLO IRAZU:

Photo © VEGAP, Bilbao

PANORAMA

Crossing disciplines as diverse as photography, drawing, sculpture and mural painting, this Basque artist has been rewarded for his energetic 30-year career with a retrospective at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Entitled ‘Panorama’, the 100 works on show are a visual puzzle where disciplines cross, spacial rules are broken and textures mislead. The show invites viewers to become part of Irazu's artistic world, an immersive experience that will consolidate Pello's reputation as one of the foremost renovators of contemporary Basque and Spanish sculpture. Until June 25th at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain  www.ipmag.link/2o5IEBZ

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Montpellier renaissance ith the second largest budget for art after Paris, Montpellier is forging ahead with a

multi-site arts programme, MoCo, linking new and old art spaces in the Mediterranean city. First stop for late spring visitors should be the Fabre Museum, a converted 1825 mansion that houses works amassed by its eponymous founder Francois-Xavier Fabre. Bonjour M Courbet- a portrait of Fabre meeting Gustave Courbet - is among its great treasures. Within walking distance of this outstanding collection of works spanning the 14th to 21st centuries is the vast void of the Carre Sainte-Anne, a former church and now arts space, and La Panacee, the old medical school, whose new director Nicolas Bourriaud is a former Tate Britain curator. The best way to take in the wealth of culture is through guided tours organised by the Tourist Office's programme illuminating 1,000 years of the city's history. Permanent collection Fabre Museum, part of MoCo - Montpellier Contemporain

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Visitor Fabre Museum Gustave Courbet Bonjour M.Courbet, 1854 | Oil on canvas

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© Lena Yarinkura, courtesy of Maningrida Arts and Culture

Yawkyawk, 2015 Palm leaf, wood, feathers, earth pigments Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl.

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Marking the

ew works by matriarchs of the Aboriginal world show how this ancient culture has survived in the face of racism, colonialism and indeed chauvinism. Featuring 70 works lent by Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl , many never seen before in public,

the subject matter ranges from faraway celestial bodies to the tiniest of flowers on the native bush plum. Many works were commissioned for the

Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

exhibition’s tour, allowing artists to work on a larger scale than ever before. Until the 1980s, Aboriginal woman were not given the opportunity to

paint for the market but as the market for Aboriginal Australian art by men developed, a sisterhood of women artists arose which by the mid-1990s had taken over the reins of the movement. “This is an opportunity to witness a new, contemporary manifestation of the longest continuing artmaking culture known to humanity, going back more than 40,000 years," explains Dennis Scholl. Until May 14th at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, then on tour throughout North America  www.ipmag.link/2oXJHsy

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ART FAIR

Round Up Dates for your diary this summer Salon de Montrouge April 27th – May 24th at Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris, France Contemporary African Art Fair May 5th – 7th in Brooklyn, New York, USA, Basel, Switzerland Affordable Art Fair

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Garden, 2015

Hockney

May 19th – 21st at

t's just four years since David Hockney turned the rooms of the RA into a

Phoenix Building

painted park after his gargantuan (50 canvas) ‘Bigger Trees near Warter’

Central Wan Chai,

met with huge success. The Tate, which bought the work, now stages a

Hong Kong, China

retrospective that spans six decades. Back in the 1960s Brit Art's first

Arteba 2017

celeb was enjoying the life of a Californian sybarite, challenging the laws

May 24th – 27th

against homosexuality in works such as ‘Domestic Scene’.

across 30 galleries

Today, Hockney presents himself as a plain-speaking man of the people obsessed with

in Buenos Aires, Argentina Design Miami Basel June 13th – 18th

painting views of West Yorkshire. Accusations that he has become a Sunday painter have

Domestic Scene, Los Angeles 1963

been levelled. What happened? And do we like it? If you are curious, this major retrospec-

tive is probably the last chance to decide if Hockney really is today Britain's greatest living painter. Until May 29th at Tate Britain, London, UK  www.ipmag.link/2p8mzEu

MICHELANGELO & SEBASTIANO

at Messe Basel, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland

Money, patronage, rivalry and passions are at the heart Art Basel

of the new show at the National Gallery which explores

June 15th – 18th in

the friendship between Michelangelo and Sebastiano del

Basel, Switzerland

Piombo. Arriving in Rome in 1511, the Venetian met the master of the Sistine Chapel and, it is said, experienced a

Art & Antiques Fair

‘nuclear explosion’ on seeing the work.

Olympia

The exhibition contains some hilarious letters between

June 26th – July

the men, in several of which Piombo begs for help finding

2nd at Kensington

work. Piombo was a talented painter in oils and while

Olympia, London, UK

Michelangelo disliked the medium, he saw Piombo's skill as a means of sidelining his arch rival, Raphael.

Masterpiece

The relationship ended acrimoniously but not before

June 29th – July 5th

they had collaborated on some extraordinary works

at South Grounds,

shown here. These include ‘The Lamentation over the

Chelsea, London, UK

Dead Christ’, the first large-scale nocturnal landscape in history and ‘The Raising of Lazarus’ which has the

London Art Week

honour of carrying the very first inventory number (NG1)

June 30th – July 7th

Sebastiano del Piombo

hosted across 50

Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 1516

after the National Gallery Collection was formed in 1824. Until June 25th at the National Gallery, London, UK  www.ipmag.link/2oz1Fke

venues in London, UK

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LUXURY INTERIOR DESIGN FOR DISCERNING PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL CLIENTS

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Splashing out By investing in an indoor swimming pool and spa you can stay fit all year round in the privacy and comfort of your own home

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he idea of being able to swim and enjoy various spa treatments whenever the mood takes you is most appealing. For those with the space and the funds to make the dream become a reality, there has never been such a fabulous range of pool and spa designs on offer. Andrew Searchfield, CEO of high-end developer and custom builder Searchfield Homes, advises, “If delivered well, indoor pools can add a real wow factor to any home. For one client, we were recently asked to look at installing a submerging swimming pool. Fitted with a false floor that rises up from the bottom of the pool at the press of a button, owners of a pool like this can switch from having a pool room to a ballroom - making maximum use of the space. “If you are having considerable work done on your home or, in the case of many of our clients, you are knocking down an existing property and rebuilding

from scratch, this is the time to plan for an indoor pool. It can be incorporated into the wider design and will be much more cost effective. If you are planning for an indoor pool, then it’s also worth considering additional, complementary spa facilities such as steam rooms/saunas/hot tubs, to really maximise your use of the pool and the surrounding pool area.” Searchfield Home

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Ice fountains, snow rooms and salt rooms are also becoming increasingly popular in order to achieve an all-encompassing wellbeing experience at home

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There are many key considerations when designing home spa facilities as Nick Sadler knows from first hand experience. As managing director of motive8, a company providing bespoke design, supply and consultancy of gym and spa facilities, he says the ideal solution on meeting a client is to have a blank canvas. “If it’s a private dwelling then you need to find out what the key drivers behind wanting a home spa or gym are and who is going to use it. Is it a husband and wife? Do they have children? If so, how old are they? Who is going to use the space will ultimately define what the space becomes. “Our challenge as designers is to understand or extract from the client the ideas that they have in their head, what their vision is. Our job is to then take that vision, translate it, add to it and produce a solution that fits that brief and exceeds client expectations.” Mr Sadler advises that there is always a need to consider the worst case scenario. “For example, he explains, “if you are looking to install any kind of water feature and have small children, their safety is paramount so we may look to install a hard pool cover instead of a generic one. If the client is having a sauna, we will make sure the correct shut off is installed or timed door locks are used to avoid children from entering unsupervised by accident. As a designer, you always have to have health and safety at the forefront of your mind when making any decision on behalf of your client, particularly in a home gym scenario where they will

potentially be using the facilities on their own/unsupervised.” There are a few key trends emerging, such as infrared saunas. “Compared to traditional Finnish saunas, they heat up really quickly making them ideal for a home environment,” says Mr Sadler. “They also have great respiratory benefits and help with post-workout recovery/de-stressing. Ice fountains, snow rooms and salt rooms are also becoming increasingly popular in order to achieve an all-encompassing wellbeing experience at home. “Swimming has become a really popular form of exercise again and there are numerous options available. If you don’t have the space for a full length 20-25 metre pool to get your lengths in, then you can consider products like a swimming treadmill » or an endless pool.”

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Vitality pools are hugely popular now for both fitness and relaxation and are definitely in the ascendant over jacuzzis

Vitality pool or Jacuzzi?

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Martin Goddard is director and co-founder of Goddard Littlefair, a Londonbased interior design and architecture studio. The company is currently undertaking a landmark project for the private residential development, Southbank Place by the River Thames in London. “We are creating two spas at different scales,” explains Mr Goddard, “one for the luxury Belvedere Gardens building and one to serve the overall development. The smaller one is all about what potential owners you don’t yet know might want from such a facility, based on knowledge of previous projects, the location and the marketplace. The main spa will cater for residents of 400 apartments in total and so will have many more varied purposes included within it, from spa treatments to pool and fitness outcomes, as well as beauty requirements, with each as a separately planned ‘journey’ that doesn’t cross over. Each area will also have its own design criteria and feel too.” Mr Goddard says that vitality pools are hugely popular now for both fitness and relaxation and are definitely in the ascendant over jacuzzis. “Hammams are also very in demand,” he says, “especially with a contemporary look and, if you’re clever about it, they can be incorporated in surprisingly small spaces. Something people often forget too is somewhere to serve drinks properly with water access. Once you’re inside the spa environment, you don’t want to have to leave to get refreshments.” 64

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The great outdoors If you'd prefer nothing above your head but the sky, an outdoor pool is the answer…

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t may be that, after all things are considered, an outdoor swimming pool would better suit the layout of your property and its grounds rather than an indoor option. Bespoke Swimming Pools specialises in providing the highest quality pools for both indoor or outdoor installation. The owner of the family-run, UK business, Tony Keogh, oversees every project to maintain the high standard that its customers have come to expect, although his whole team is equally dedicated. “It’s a big decision deciding to have a pool,” says Bespoke Swimming Pools’ manager Kelly Keogh. “Whether you are thinking outdoor for endless summer champagne soirees by the pool to the envy of all your neighbours, or indoor to create the whole home spa experience with decadent lighting and perhaps a steam room. Whatever your vision may be for the ultimate luxury addition to your home the whole experience should be relaxed. A tennis match of ideas bouncing backwards and forwards based on experience and new ideas will ensure a bespoke pool project created just for you.” It’s vital that, in order to create a swimming pool that will last for many years, the whole project is planned and designed in great detail. Bespoke Swimming Pools offers advice on the optimum position of your swimming pool, the best design of pool and

optimum plan for the surrounding areas. Once all this has been established, the company then moves into the construction phase. It can also provide ongoing pool maintenance after completion if required. As for recent trends in pool design, Ms Keogh says, “We have seen clients opting for the darker pearlescent mosaic tile instead of the traditional Tobago aqua blue, which we think looks absolutely stunning. That said you cannot beat a fresh aqua pool when the sun is beaming down. Another recent popular feature is loungers being built into the pool either side of a set of roman end steps, could this be the end of the pink flamingo?”

Bespoke Swimming Pools t: +44 1732 670 957 e: info@bespokeswimmingpools.com w: www.bespokeswimmingpools.com

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We start our regular round-up by taking a closer look at a selection of latest supercars unveiled at the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show

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s part of its 50th anniversary

GmbH, says, "We are giving a preview of our third completely

this year, Mercedes-AMG is

autonomously developed sports car. Impressive driving dynamics

celebrating its successful

coupled with high efficiency, resulting from an innovative drive

past and present but,

system and tailored to the vehicle segment in question.

above all, is looking forward. Through its

an ultramodern V8 petrol engine and a high-performance

car and performance brand is giving

electric motor. Both intelligently networked and with a modular

an indication of the alternative drive

battery concept with a combination of extremely powerful yet

configurations AMG is designing. Over and

light batteries. This performance hybrid powertrain offers an

above this, the four-door coupé heralds the

impressive electric range and the opportunity to generate a

further extension of the AMG GT family.

system output of up to 600 kW in its last level of development.

Tobias Moers, chairman of the Board  www.ipmag.link/2oXS3QW

“With our AMG GT Concept that means a combination of

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, the sports

of Management of Mercedes-AMG

It covers the sprint from 0-100kph in less than three seconds – which corresponds to a super sports car level."

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quality automobiles, RM Sotheby’s, is returning to

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the shores of Lake Como, Italy, for its Villa Erba sale on May 27th. Held during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend, the boutique evening sale will

aguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE – on to the streets for the first time. Driving on the streets of London’s famous Olympic Park, the electric performance SUV concept previews Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed late this year and be on the road in the second half of 2018.

showcase the very best in decadent, stylish and purebred automobiles. For those with a predilection for pre-war coachbuilt motor cars, highlights include a trio of the most coveted of all the sporting 1930s Grand Tourers. The example featured here is the 1937 Talbot-Lago

“With the I-PACE Concept,” says Ian Callum, director of Design,

Jaguar, “we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package. It has surprised people and the enthusiasm for our first electric vehicle has been beyond all my expectations. For me, the future of motoring has arrived.” The I-PACE will be a long-distance sprinter that accelerates to 60 mph in around four seconds, with a range of more than 500km (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is easy and quick, with 80 per cent charge achieved in just 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging. Compact, lightweight electric motors at the front and rear axles generate a combined output of

T150-C SS ‘Goute d’Eau’ Coupé. Affectionately known as the ‘Teardrop’, it is considered by many as one of the most attractive, aerodynamically inspired automotive designs of all time. Chassis no. 90110, which will come under the auctioneer’s hammer, is the second-ever car built with front fenders and has been restored to concours standards. Estimated at €3.2m – €4.2m  www.ipmag.link/2ooWuBc

400PS and 700Nm of torque, with the all-weather benefits of all-wheel drive. Approx £60,000+  www.ipmag.link/2pu0cbX

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New era for McLaren’s Super Series The McLaren 720S made its global debut in Geneva, introducing the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series. It is lighter, faster and even more dynamically capable than its McLaren 650S predecessor, with unparalleled levels of interior space and sophistication and a breadth and depth of abilities to exhilarate the driver. A mere glance at the 720S identifies it as a bold reinterpretation of McLaren’s design language; rooted in aerodynamic principles, there is nothing superfluous about it. Immediately and undeniably a McLaren, the new 720S is arguably the most distinctive and remarkable McLaren yet. One of the key points in the design of the new Super Series is the absence of radiator intakes on the side of the car; this function is carried out instead by the unique ‘double-skin’ aerodynamic form of the dihedral doors. These channel air to the high-temperature radiators that cool the mid-mounted engine. Without doubt, the 720S has the widest breadth of dynamic capability of any McLaren, ranging from precise, controlled comfort to the most extreme handling prowess. Its new, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine produces 720PS and 770Nm, achieving 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 212mph. From £208,600  www.ipmag.link/2nETAuT

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During his 33 years in the vehicle body repair industry, Alex Andrea has carried out many interesting

Body talk

We find out more about the

projects including repairs for vehicles owned by the British Royal Household and famous celebrities. He launched the company Fastlane Paint & Body with his business partner Peter Weil in 2004 in St Albans, before expanding to Ascot, Berkshire and Guildford, Surrey. A new state-of-the-art facility will also be opened in North London shortly. When Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced a series of nine Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars, Fastlane was delighted to become involved. Created in collaboration with, and celebrating the legacy of, some of British music’s most revered rock and vocal artists, the resulting highly bespoke cars represent the ultimate collectors’ items. They will be sold later this year, with Rolls-Royce donating a proportion of the value of each to charities selected by the artists.

specialist bodyshop involved in

The Who’s lead singer and front man, Roger Daltrey CBE, committed to creating two cars for the

representing an iconic album

project. On the bonnet of one of them, Fastlane carried out part of the intricate paintwork representing

cover on the bonnet of a one-off Rolls-Royce Wraith

the famous album cover of The Who’s famous rock opera ‘Tommy’. Mike McInnerney, the artist responsible for the original album artwork, worked with Rolls-Royce’s surface finish experts including Alex Andrea to create an extraordinary expression of the iconic sleeve design on this truly unique car.

Fastlane Paint & Body t: +44 (0)1727 852 147 e: alex.andrea@fastlanepab.co.uk  www.fastlanepab.co.uk

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by Red Bull Racing ston Martin has revealed its latest additions to the Vantage range; the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions. These true collectibles have been created by the marque’s in-house personalisation service; Q by Aston Martin and have approval from Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. Taking inspiration from Red Bull Racing’s distinctive race livery, owners will be treated to a deep Mariana Blue paint finish

as standard. For those wanting a slight twist, gloss Tungsten Silver or satin Mariana Blue exteriors are also optional. Complementing Aston Martin’s signature paint finish is a raceinspired carbon fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes. Red infills on the carbon fibre grille and yellow calipers complete the iconic colour scheme. Inside, customers can expect further sporting features, including Red Bull Racing headrest embroidery, carbon fibre trim inlays and a colour-coded leather-clad steering wheel complete with 12 o’clock accent stripe. Customers may opt for their sill and final inspection plaques to be signed by either Daniel Ricciardo or Max Verstappen, providing the ultimate seal of approval and cementing their exclusivity. Price yet to be announced  www.ipmag.link/2oXRB57

Fast and fabulous The world premiere of Ferrari’s new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, unveiled the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history. This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year. The 812 Superfast is aimed at those demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners enjoy it as an all-round experience. Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv, the 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the mid-frontengined sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/l. Figures that no other front-engined production car has ever even come near to delivering. Accelerating from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, its top speed is 211 mph. Price yet to be announced  www.ipmag.link/2p64rho

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Wrapped in the extravagant bodywork of an electric sports car, the Quant 48Volt, nanoFlowcell Holdings showcased the result of its state-of-the-art modern flow cell research in Geneva. The company has succeeded in developing the first ever controllable flow cell that enables a standalone design for low-voltage electric drives without the need for heavy and expensive supercapacitors. Questions on the power of the new 48Volt flow cell drive are quickly answered: The 560 kW (4 x 140 kW) electric motors in the Quant 48Volt accelerate the electric sports car from 0-62 mph in 2.4 seconds and onwards with no loss of acceleration to an electronically limited top speed of 180 mph. The anticipated range is also over 600 miles – 25 per cent more than that of the high-voltage version of the Quant FE sports car.

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SOMETIMES THE TOP OF THE WORLD IS A SMART VALLEY IN LEBANON... More and more in today’s world, you can either choose technology, urban living or nature; rarely combined. Imagine an entire valley of lush green that boasts the most advanced smart technologies with unparalleled services and treats, promising a fully sustainable and integrated lifestyle. That’s what Smart Valley by SAKR Real Estate is about, offering the serene nature and pure life of a village combined with the smart services and expediency of a city. Spread across three developments, Smart Valley includes “Admir” a resort-like project in the heart of nature; “Vivaly” the biggest wellness center in the Middle East; and for the first time in the world, a city that seamlessly merges with the village, “Mont MeMa” a soon-to-be-launched project from the heart of Lebanon.

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cruises

Small is beautiful

By opting to take a cruise on a smaller ship you can gain access to many more interesting ports of call without losing out on service or comfort

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This is as close as it gets to a fully-catered cruise on a millionaire’s private yacht

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here’s no doubt that boarding a boat and setting off to explore distant shores always provides a great feeling of adventure. Whether you prefer sundrenched or ice-capped scenery, the choice of destinations, activities or pure relaxation is enormous. Seafarer is the UK office for 'mega yacht' cruise operator Variety Cruises, with a purpose built fleet of eight vessels with between 20 and 36 cabins. The company operates an extensive range of scheduled cruises in places like the Greek isles, Croatia and Montenegro, Spain and Portugal, Cuba, the Cape Verde Islands, Costa Ricas and Panama, Iceland and also year round in the Seychelles.

Variety Cruises’ fleet of mega yachts rarely holds more than 60 passengers. This ensures a relaxed, informal but sophisticated voyage for the discerning traveller who wants a boutique experience on chic vessels. What’s more, these vessels can get into the smaller, more picturesque and traditional islands and harbours that the big liners simply cannot reach. This is as close as it gets to a fully-catered cruise on a millionaire’s private yacht. Excellent service, great food, exciting itineraries with stops to swim off the ships’ aft swimming platforms in secluded coves with crystal clear waters. These cruises are designed for those looking for an informal yet exclusive cruise experience, and looking to ‘get under the skin’ of a destination, with much more time ashore. Launched in 2012, the 68 metre state-of-the-art ‘Variety Voyager’ is the largest mega yacht in the fleet, accommodating 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Featuring sleek lines and ample deck space, inside her cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, Axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling. There are unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited everywhere onboard, while the professional crew of 32 all have a true desire to ensure their guests have a wonderful time. Seafarer Holidays  www.ipmag.link/2ptTpiv

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The fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot

All aboard for adventure

It was in the mid-60’s when Lars-Eric Lindblad began taking travellers by ship to remote parts of the world. In 1969 he commissioned the first purpose-built expedition ship – the Lindblad Explorer. During the next decade he opened up opportunities to explore places like Antarctica, Galapagos, the Amazon, Seychelles and much of the Pacific. Lars’ son Sven-Olof, travelled extensively with his father before founding Special Expeditions as a division of Lindblad Travel. This enabled the company to further its mission of offering innovative and educational travel expeditions that were primarily marine focused. The company’s name was later changed to Lindblad Expeditions and, in 2004, it joined forces with National Geographic. Today with offices in New York City and Seattle, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic operates its own fleet of 10 ships, six owned and four leased, offering adventures across all seven continents.

Sven and his team continue to pioneer innovative ways to connect with the places already ‘discovered’ – being the first to introduce kayaking to the Arctic, Antarctica, and Galápagos; the only one to offer kayaking on the Upper Amazon; the first to reveal the wonders below the ocean with an unmatched undersea programme; the first to offer an unparalleled photography initiative with a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor on each expedition. A fleet of five expedition ships carry the National Geographic name and often act as a platform for National Geographic experts including photographers, writers, field researchers and film crews to visit field sites with guests in tow. The fleet consists of nimble, intimatelyscaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot. This enables authentic, up-close experiences in the planet’s wild, remote places and capitals of culture. The ships are fully equipped to enable a genuine connection with the places visited and offer inviting private accommodations and gracious public spaces for minging with other like-minded explorers. Lindblad Expeditions  www.ipmag.link/2o5ScN5

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SPOTLIGHT ON

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Denmark & Holland

t’s interesting to note that Denmark and Holland both feature in the Top 10 listing of the World’s Happiness Report 2017. In fact, Denmark was only toppled from number one position by Norway this year. Produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the report was a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. The rankings are based on six factors: per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.

Designed over the course of a decade, this contemporary, 2,163m2 villa is set in beautiful hilly woodland. Its architectural

Bosch en Duin, Near Amsterdam

design over seven levels has been inspired by its surrounding eight-acre plot and exquisite materials feature throughout. The property includes a guest apartment, elevator, sumptuous private spa, home cinema, convertible indoor pool and state-of-the-art home automation. £15.8m / €18m / $19.2m Engel & Völkers Private Office  www.ipmag.link/2oXRHJS

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Going Dutch

A region in the Kingdom of the Netherlands just to the west of Denmark, Holland is famous for its colourful bulb fields, cheeses and extensive waterways. Its capital, Amsterdam, has no less than a quarter of its surface area taken up by canals and harbours. The city’s 65 miles of canals provide a mode of transport as well as a source of recreation, with more than 15,000 pleasure boats registered in the city. These thriving waterways are also dotted with houseboats, canal-side terraces, cafes, bars and restaurants. Holland also boasts a long coastline with beautiful beaches while its flat landscape makes it an ideal place for cycling. There are no restrictions on foreigners buying a house in the Netherlands and this appears to be attracting overseas interest as Hans Veenhuijsen, CEO of Residence 365, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, explains. “Most of the buyers are Dutch however we have done some major transactions with Asian buyers. Other international buyers until now come from the USA, Turkey, Australia, UK and Switzerland. “Buyers traditionally purchase homes in or near the big cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Prices per square metre for high end apartments on prime locations in the Netherlands vary from €6,000 (Rotterdam and The Hague) to even €16,000 (Amsterdam). The average is €10,000 per square metre.” Mr Veenhuijsen expects prices to rise, depending on interest rates and other macro-economic factors. This is due to the fact that Dutch properties still are relatively affordable compared to other European countries, particularly cities such as London, Berlin and Paris. “We are experiencing a lot of confidence in the market again and buyers – both national and international – are buying homes for investment,” he says.

carefully restoring the property’s distinctive characteristics and combining them with modern finishing. The property has five floors and all rooms offer stunning views of the Vondelpark.

Van Eeghenstraat 80, Amsterdam

These include a large, modern kitchen with spacious dining room, classic sitting room with fireplace, second stylish dining room, work room with private balcony, two home

This stately family home of 595m2 features

cinemas, five bedrooms, four bathrooms

spacious rooms, a magnificent stairwell

and a lift. Outside is a large sunny garden

and light-filled bay windows. The villa is

(under which a six-car garage could be built

a nationally listed building built in 1899

if wished) and a garden house.

with a rich history and a wealth of original

£16.5m / €18.75m / $20m

period features. Only high-quality materials

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A beautiful, stately national monument dating from 1755, this canal house has

Central Amsterdam

recently been completely renovated to a particularly high level with a new foundation. It has been restored using only original and first class materials and provides a living area of 826m2 across six residential layers. The property features authentic floors, ceiling paintings and woodcarvings alongside all modern technologies including a lift. The only canal house with gas-lit lanterns, it has spacious accommodation which combines a monumental atmosphere with all contemporary comforts. £8.8m / €10m / $10.7m Engel & Völkers Amsterdam  www.ipmag.link/2oXRHJS

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Baltic bound

Denmark is a Scandinavian country on a peninsula that extends into the Baltic Sea and, like the Netherlands, is a constitutional monarchy. It has an exceptionally long coastline and literally hundreds of Danish islands just waiting to be explored. The capital city of Copenhagen features fascinating architecture, gourmet restaurants, the famous Tivoli Gardens and, of course, the Little Mermaid statue. According to the Global Property Guide, Denmark’s property market continues to show spectacular performance, with residential property prices surging, boosted by negative interest rates. It goes on to report that, because of strong house price rises, the International Monetary Fund has urged the Danish government to reverse its negative interest rates mandate and introduce new policies, such as zoning rules and relaxing rental market regulations, to avoid a housing bubble. There are certain requirements for non-Danish citizens when it comes to buying property. Unless you have lived in Denmark for a minimum of five years, you must obtain permission from the Danish Ministry of Justice. However, this restriction does not apply if you are an EU-citizen and if the property is to be used as a permanent residence.

Ålsgårde

Designed specifically for its location on the edge of the Sound, this villa and its plot gives fabulous views all the way to Kullen, Sofiero Castle in Sweden and Kronborg. The property offers 384m2 of large, bright, open living spaces, the mark of a renowned Danish architect, and was built in 2010. Its layout is designed in the form of one large room filled with natural light and tailored to the family's need for private rooms. Therefore, all the doors are sliding and fitted with special glass to create a unique transparency. Custom-made floor to ceiling glass panels and large skylights also help to blur the line between indoors and outdoors. The first floor offers access to the building's rooftop terrace with its outdoor fireplace and covered bench where both the view and the sunset can be enjoyed. There also is a built-in sound system from Linn, which can be adapted to the need for varying audio experiences in different rooms. £3m / €3.5m / $3.8m Lilienhoff  www.ipmag.link/2oY18cC

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Slotsstien 1, Fredericia

An outstanding residence directly next to the Little Belt, a strait between the island of Funen and the Jutland Peninsula. The villa is privately located at the end of a closed road and was built in 2007. It offers over 600m2 of living space as well as a guest house of approximately 80m2 and a long jetty for easy access to activities on the water. There are panoramic views of the sea, forest and Old Little Belt Bridge from the main part of the villa's rooms and large terrace areas. The property includes a plot of approximately 7,500m2 and about 2.7 hectares of adjacent land can be purchased in addition if wished. Features include underfloor heating throughout, a Smart House system, central vacuum and Bose speaker system. £2.8m / €3.23m / $3.5m Lilienhoff  www.ipmag.link/2oY18cC

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Property sales on the beautiful islands of Corfu and Paxos

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Hotel d’Angleterre

Established in 1755, this iconic, five-star hotel is a historic landmark in the heart of Copenhagen and celebrated for its elegance and style

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his hotel has been host to legendary political, royal and national events in Denmark’s history for over 260 years. Inspired by its rich heritage, the property has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and reopened as a revitalised grand palace.

The d’Angleterre’s current owners and its entire team of staff proudly maintain the hotel’s longstanding tradition of passion for providing outstanding service. This has earned the hotel its five-star rating and spurred an ambition to become the leading hotel in Northern Europe. The hotel features 92 rooms including 55 suites – all with spacious bathrooms as well the latest technology and individually controlled climate systems. Even before your arrival, the d’Angleterre’s concierge is ready to help with any inquiry or personal requirements you may have. Helicopter rides, tickets to the most sought after shows or a table at one of Copenhagen’s many high-end restaurants – no task is too big or small. The concierge’s aim is to make each guest’s stay as stress-free and memorable as possible. The Amazing Space at d’Angleterre is one of the trendiest spas in Copenhagen and offers a full range of soothing and nurturing treatments as well as the only indoor swimming pool in inner Copenhagen. Last but not least, the hotel’s renowned restaurant, Marchal, one of the best restaurants in Copenhagen, is designed as the indisputable destination for wining and fine dining in this culinary capital. Opened in 2013, it has carried on the legacy of d’Angleterre’s fine dining experiences and has won three consecutive Michelin stars.

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completely altering perceptions of time and its density. Here residents can quickly and easily pass from the hectic pace of the modern metropolis to an atmosphere of contemplation and serenity. Corresponding to the highest possible standards, the apartments offer optimum security, breathtaking city views, supreme comfort and a wide range of services and amenities. The building also complies with the Mercury City Tower t: +7 (495) 730 54 72 e: mct@mercury-development.com  www.mercury-city.com

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large percentage of states (23 out of a total of 50) border the Atlantic Ocean or its Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean or the Arctic Sea. Alaska has the longest coastline at 6,640 miles bordering the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, followed by Florida with 1,350 miles alongside the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico and California with 840 miles of Pacific coast. With so many prime waterfront locations to choose from, we consulted two prominent international estate agents for advice prior to featuring a number of properties currently on the market. Jason Mansfield, US residential sales at Knight Frank, reports that the general sentiment in Miami is that the market has moved away from the state of euphoria that existed a couple years ago. “But, while there have been fewer transactions,” he says, “the median sales price has continued to rise. There are some great properties on the market at present and I expect to see several more significant luxury sales before the end of spring.” Penny Mosgrove, CEO at Quintessentially Estates, advises that Los Angeles is a popular destination for wealthy property investors and is deemed more affordable than the powerhouses of London and New York. “Recently we have

seen an influx of Chinese buyers at the top end of the market in LA looking to take advantage of the direct and more frequent flights now offered by Cathay Pacific,” she says. “There are also numerous American buyers, particularly from San Francisco, where a new high speed rail to LA is in planning stage which will inevitably mean an increase in buyers looking for holiday homes. LA continues to be desirable due to the sunny climate, the sea and the popular healthy and outdoor lifestyles enjoyed by residents and visitors.” »

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts, New England

At the tip of Mishaum Point, above Buzzards Bay, the American architect Robert A.M. Stern has created this shingle-style masterpiece. The property was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest and is perfectly sited to take in the full scope of its 270-degree ocean views. Grand in scale yet intimate in its wealth of hand-crafted detail, the residence features deep porches that run the length of both facades. Light floods the interiors which have been superbly designed for grand entertaining yet remain ideal for family living and intimate gatherings. Complete with a spacious guesthouse and substantial deep water dock, the property

£15.1m / €17.5m / $18.9m

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Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida A stunning ode to Renaissance Venice, Serenissima (‘The Most Serene’) is set within the exclusive gates of The Longboat Key Club. Features include a marble-clad hall with a glass sky dome, magnificent grand salon, which could easily accommodate 100 guests, a master chef’s kitchen, 10-seat theatre and sun room adjacent to the pool. Expansive terraces have views spanning the infinity pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico, while Venetian murals, glittering chandeliers and extraordinary millwork are just a glimpse of the details across three living levels. Amenities at Longboat Key include golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, a spa, fitness centre and marina. £26.5m / €30.65m / $33.11m Michael Saunders & Company  www.ipmag.link/2o5LCX9

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Rye, New York

Close to the water's edge on one of the most scenic points in Rye, this shinglestyle property offers panoramic views of Long Island Sound. It features light-filled spaces that erase boundaries between inside and out and create a sense of seclusion. Also included are walls of glass with wide upper windows, antique reclaimed barn wood floors, local natural fieldstone, custom cabinetry, wood paneling and an open, flowing floor plan. Outside, colourful specimen gardens are surrounded by views of nature and waterscapes. £5.2m / €6m / $6.5m Houlihan Lawrence  www.ipmag.link/2ot5NSg

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Casa Bahia, Miami, Florida

Custom-built, three-storey home with 518 linear feet of waterfront on Biscayne Bay. It is ideally located on a 41,125 square foot lot within the exclusive, gated Camp Biscayne. The property includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a guesthouse with two bedrooms and an entertainment theatre room with surround system, a 73 foot heated swimming pool and custom wine cellar. Additional features such as Smart home technology, a large outdoor entertaining area and eight-car garage gallery complete Casa Bahia’s extensive facilities. £34.42m / €39.8m / $43m Knight Frank  www.ipmag.link/2o5ujWa

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Designed and owned by singer Celine Dion, this Bahamian-inspired property

Jupiter Island, Florida

is on five and a half acres of land with three swimming pools. It has over 415 linear feet on the Atlantic Ocean and views of the island. The 18,800 square feet property includes 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, a tennis house with simulated golf range leading to the tennis court, pool house with built-in grill and a cosy beach house with second floor sleeping loft and £30.8m / €35.64m / $38.5m Sotheby’s International Realty  www.ipmag.link/2o6kTKZ

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Fenwick Estate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

The former home of Katharine Hepburn, this property was constructed by the Hepburns themselves in 1939. It was used as their summer retreat for the next 65 years and the Hollywood actress spent most of her final years here until her death in 2003. This stunning property is set on three levels with 8,400 square feet of living space and 1.5 acres of land overlooking a private pond and golf course. It includes six bedroom suites and 220 feet of frontage with a private dock. In 2005 it was renovated to create light-filled rooms whilst preserving the home’s historic integrity. There is also a three-bedroom beach house adjacent to the property which was built in 2015. This offers a private beach with approval rights for a private dock and borders more than three acres of open space that was donated to a land trust by Katharine Hepburn’s estate. £9.44m / €10.9m / $11.8m William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Essex  www.ipmag.link/2osYMkl

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PARADISE For centuries, balmy coastal breezes and the lush, natural

surroundings of Southwest Florida, USA have made residents content to call Placida and Boca Grande home

Residents enjoy marinas, golf courses, many parks, a bicycle trail, shopping and numerous other leisure amenities and attractions. One special estate is 12450 Placida Road, which offers the outdoor lover two boat lifts on deep water, expansive ICW views, a waterside pool with waterfall and room for

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or the sparkling Gulf of Mexico with its warm,

international airports, minutes from nearby

sandy beaches,” says Sue Reske, a ‘Who’s

restaurants and shops and just off the

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causeway to Boca Grande, the low-key,

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upscale island immediately to the south.

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in addition to the two-car garage. New

area boast fish in great variety,

residents will enjoy its 2.27 acres of land,

such as dolphin, manatee and

two suites, two fireplaces, four bedrooms,

more. “Boaters of all calibre –

three bathrooms, granite counters, updated

from kayaker to yachtsman – can enjoy the hidden lagoons of the Intracoastal Waterway

cabinetry and beautiful tile floors. Placida is just over an hour from

Placida Located on the southern end of a peninsula which hugs the Intracoastal Waterway, Placida includes a handful of coastal £882,000 / €1.03m / $1.1m

neighbourhoods and islands which range in

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lifestyles from condominium to townhome,

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beach, bay-front or in-town dining and may even take along their dogs. On the island, the main form of transportation for many becomes the golf cart and dogs are frequently front seat passengers. Strolling around the town, one may also come upon an art show in the Community Center, sponsored by the Art Alliance. The Community Center also features social events which include talks by Pulitzer-prize

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winning authors, men’s and women’s clubs, a garden club, bi-weekly movies and live

Just across the causeway over stunning

theatre during the ‘winter’ months. The

turquoise waters, the historic village

Historical Society offers both house and

of Boca Grande welcomes visitors and

lighthouse tours.

residents alike with shops and restaurants,

Those seeking a second or third

miles of sunny beaches and marinas for

home with privacy in mind will take

every type of boat. Shops include Lily

comfort in Boca Grande. The bridge toll,

Pulitzer, Vera Bradley and Fugate’s among

while minimal, keeps traffic down. Two

others. Celebrities have been coming for

communities on island offer private Clubs

years and organised activities reign.

– Boca Bay’s Pass Club on the south end

By day, visitors may choose to rent

(pictured) and the Boca Grande Club to the

paddleboards, kayaks, bicycles or golf

north. Residences range from one-bedroom

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carts from Gasparilla Adventures on

condominiums with lovely views to family

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compounds on the beach.

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views and farm-to-table cuisine, expertly paired with the finest local and international wines. What makes The Spa at Dolphin Bay one of the best on the Central Coast of California is its relaxing, inspirational and invigorating experiences, such as sunrise yoga looking over the Pacific Ocean. Guests are invited to spend the day unwinding with signature spa treatments that are designed to relax them from head to toe. The spa offers the most popular and compelling treatments such as body wraps, massage therapy, result driven Biotec facials, nail services, electrolysis, waxing and yoga sessions. A romantic couple’s massage or a pampering Swedish massage can also be enjoyed in the spa or in the comfort of a suite. Through its own special mix of nurturing, combined with the cocooning and comforting environment, you can see why those in the know, want The Spa at Dolphin Bay to remain a secret!

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Pearls of OCEANIA Both New Zealand and Australia have much to offer by way of stunning locations with properties to match

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Suburbs with harbour views or proximity to beaches, such as Herne Bay, St Heliers, parts of Takapuna and Devonport, tend to be highly sought after New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, was recently placed third in Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living rankings. Ideally located between two picturesque harbours, with easy access to New Zealand’s renowned natural beauty and with a business-friendly environment and infrastructure, it’s no great surprise. The average property price in the Auckland region for 2016 was NZ$975,691, with 94.5% of sales reported to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) selling for under NZ$2 million. Quality properties start at about this level, depending on location, with some properties selling as for as high as in the NZ$20 million plus range according to Real Estate Institute of New Zealand statistics. Barfoot & Thompson is Auckland’s leading real estate agency, family owned since being founded in 1923 and a member of Leading Real Estate Agencies of the World. Managing director, Peter Thompson, advises, “Suburbs with harbour views or proximity to beaches, such as Herne Bay, St Heliers, parts of Takapuna and Devonport, tend to be highly sought after and some of Auckland’s most luxurious homes are found in them. Older established suburbs with large homes on substantial plots are also popular with overseas buyers, as are some of the more modern lifestyle properties on acreage to the north and south of the city.” With just 29 properties (0.1%) reported to REINZ as selling in the NZ$7.5 million plus range in 2016, if you’re looking for property to suit your needs in the region, it may pay to have some eyes and ears on the ground. “We have over 1,800 agents in our Auckland and Northland network,” says Mr Thompson, “a number of whom speak a second language (English is the main language in New Zealand). They’re well placed to advise clients as suitable properties come to the market.”

Aitken Farm, South Island, New Zealand

Stunning oceanfront estate in Kenepuru Sound in the heart of the Malborough Sounds at the top of South Island. It features an impressive deep water mooring, and offers residents the chance to enjoy sailing, diving, boating, fishing, hiking and quality wineries. The property of 400m2 includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 238.06 hectares of land. It also boasts impressive equestrian facilities, self-sustaining attributes and outstanding views of the entire valley. Accessible by road, boat or air, Aitken Farm is only a 25-minute flight from the capital. £1.9m / €2.2m / $2.4m New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty  www.ipmag.link/2oyZhcV

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Te Rere Cove Estate, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Just a short helicopter or boat ride from Auckland, Te Rere Cove is a French Colonial Plantation style home with views across the Hauraki Gulf. The 1,800m2 residence features columned verandahs leading out to 34 acres of lawns and formal gardens and a vineyard. Occupying two titles, there is enormous scope to build further accommodations for a boutique resort enterprise or a caretaker's home. The ground floor of the main home includes a designer kitchen, alfresco dining area, conservatory, indoor heated swimming pool, home theatre and air conditioning. There is also a self-contained wing with four bedrooms, a kitchenette lounge and home theatre/media room for visitors. Upstairs in the main house is the master bedroom suite with balcony, two

£11.9m / €13.8m / $15m

en suite bathrooms and dressing rooms, a

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Sylvania, Sydney, Australia This property is in an exceptional waterfront

Life ‘down under’

Turning our attention to Australia, Michael Pallier, managing director of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty, reports that its coastal regions are the most popular areas. They also prove the most difficult areas in which to acquire property. “In the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney,” he says, “properties are surrounded by the world-famous Sydney Harbour, local beaches such as Bondi Beach, and also secluded harbour beaches which are very popular. Buyers look to buy in close proximity to these areas as it offers them the ultimate Sydney lifestyle. “The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney are considered to be an affluent area where the majority of high-end properties are located. Some of the key suburbs are Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Double Bay and Point Piper. In addition, Wolseley Road in Point Piper is famous for being one of the most expensive streets in Australia. In these suburbs, it is not uncommon for prices beyond AUD$20m to be achieved.” It’s interesting to note that those purchasing high end properties in Sydney are roughly 25% Chinese buyers and 75% local residents and expats. As to the future, Mr Pallier concludes, “We predict that property prices in Sydney will continue to increase. This is due to Sydney’s predicted increase in population growth and low mortgage stress in these areas.”

setting with a private jetty, mooring and views that stretch across the water. The property includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a deluxe kitchen as well as a pool and expansive terraces. Featuring magnificent interiors, it has large windows,

£3.2m / €3.7m / $4m Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

hardwood floors and manicured gardens.

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Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia

The former home of Australian actor and

abundant with soaring ceilings, ornate

Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Berthong

cornices and a colonnade of arched

is one of just a handful of freestanding

windows. Contemporary comforts include

residences on Elizabeth Bay, an exclusive

ducted air conditioning and state-of-the-art

harbourside suburb. Built in 1886 as a

security with CCTV cameras. Outside, the

ladies’ college, this historic estate occupies

tropical-style garden features a sandstone,

a 1,662m2 waterfront plot.

lawn and pool at the water's edge.

The property includes five colossal en

£22.4m / €25.9m / $28.2m

suite bedrooms, including a private guest

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wing. Its living spaces are both grand and

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Bedarra Island, Australia This gorgeous villa for rental is on the east of the private island of Bedarra – the closet place to a tropical paradise in Australia. Set on a private two-acre estate, it is surrounded by palm trees and has the Great Barrier Reef literally on the doorstep. The property, which consists of a main villa and studio, sleeps up to eight and is on a white sand beach, right by the water’s edge. The studio was built by prominent artist Noel Wood in the early 20th century, and has since been renovated maintaining many original features, including a stone fireplace, bamboo paneling and a collection of original, handmade bamboo furniture. A large openplan lounge/dining space expands out to a large deck and all rooms have stunning views of the beautiful coral sea and distant islands. From £5,895 / €6,817 / $7,420 for a week’s self-catering rental Avenue Property  www.ipmag.link/2osYcDh

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Explore Australasia’s great outdoors with our suggested wishlist adventures in New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea

Epic NZ Adventure

Jacada Travel is a boutique travel operator that specalises in planning bespoke tours around the world in a responsible, sustainable way. While all of the company’s trips are tailor-made, this sample itinerary gives a pretty good idea of what can be arranged. Beginning in Auck land, this bespoke roughly two-week exploration of New Zealand takes you on an adventurous tour around the country. You’ll visit the stunning movie set where The Hobbit was filmed and then glide along an underground stream at Waitomo to witness the thousands of twinkling lights created by the glow worms that light up the cave. The next three days are spent exploring Rotorua’s landscape of bubbling mud pools, steaming craters and erupting geysers. You’ll also get the thrill of landing on New Zealand’s only active volcano with

a helicopter flight to White Island. The next leg of the journey takes you on to the Marlborough Sounds (via Wellington) to spend two days in the beautiful Bay of Many Coves, where you can swim, sail, kayak and hang out with penguins. The last stop on the adventure is Queenstown. There, you’ll take a scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound and get your adrenaline pumping with a boat ride through narrow canyons, with 360 degree spins thrown in for good measure.

From £8,038pp / €9,295 / $9,850 for 15 days excl international flights Jacada Travel  www.ipmag.link/2p8mil6

The Mystics of Papua New Guinea

Established in 1984, KE Adventure Travel invites intrepid travellers to participate in a 17-day exclusive adventure holiday. Papua New Guinea is part of the second largest island in the world, and is notorious for its remote location, penetrating rainforest and colourful, tribal people. The trip involves two weeks delving into this magical land, travelling in a motorised canoe up the Sepik River, hiking in the mountains and rainforest, and attending the vibrant Goroka Festival. You start with a night in Singapore before

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flying to Port Moresby and on to Wewak on the northern coast. A four-day trip up the Middle and Upper Sepik River in dugout motorised canoes leads to isolated villages where much can be learned about local traditions and folklore. You then head on to Mt Hagen for a couple of days’ trekking through the rainforest with its array of diverse flora and fauna, including orchids and flamboyant birds of paradise. The walk leads to the base camp from where trekkers climb the highest peak, Mt Wilhelm (4,509m). The grand finale of this extraordinary holiday is the Goroka Festival. Here around 100 tribes show off their music, dancing, and elaborate face painting, head dresses and costumes. You need to be mentally and physically prepared for this holiday, however the most important things to bring are a spirt of adventure, a willingness participate, an open mind and a sense of humour.

This adventure from Jacada Travel enables travellers to explore Australia’s diverse and beautiful landscapes in search of its endemic animals, staying in a wonderful selection of the country’s finest wilderness lodges. You start out at the Bamurru Plains, a luxury bush camp surrounded by thousands of pristine wetlands and savannah. Then you’ll head inland via Sydney into the sublime Blue Mountains (where you can indulge in nature walks, mountain biking and game drives), followed by a trip out east to the remote Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea (think snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking). You’ll end your Australian tour on Kangarloo Island to explore more wildlife and adventuring before heading into Southeast Asia for a grand tour of the region. Expect stunning scenery, world-class accommodation and the chance to see some of Australia’s incredible wildlife. From £11,077 / €12,810 / $13,575 pp for 14 days excl international flights Jacada Travel  www.ipmag.link/2p8mil6

The Great White Dive Adventure

This 12-night Australian adventure offers the opportunity to get up close with a great white shark and search for leafy sea dragons as well as explore the famous wineries of the region and the spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula. The trip begins on Kangaroo Island, famous for its native wildlife, majestic scenery and adventure activities; its temperate waters are home to the leafy sea dragon and guests enjoy four dives here. There is also time to relax, hike, visit the deserted beaches and sample the local cuisine. Your adventure continues on the Princess ll live-aboard as she sails to the Neptune Islands in search of great white shark encounters, a memorable experience for divers and snorkellers alike. Encounters are from a surface cage lowered from the boat, though qualified divers might like to dive in the bottom cage on the sea floor, a unique opportunity to get closer to these magnificent apex predators. The trip culminates with a flight to Adelaide, where there are opportunities to visit the famous wineries of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale to samples their wines, and take a tour to explore the rugged coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula. From £4,445 / €5,140 / $5,450 pp sharing

including international flights from the UK, domestic flights, transfers, nine nights’ B&B hotel accommodation, three nights’ full board live-aboard accommodation, two days’ shark encounters, two days’ diving, tanks and weights Dive Worldwide  www.ipmag.link/2oyWall

From September 2nd – 19th, 2017 with limited spaces £7,195 / €8,320 / $8,820 land only, £7,815 / €9,040 / $9,580 including return flights UK to Singapore, guide, airport transfers, return

flights Singapore to Port Moresby, Goroka Show tickets and most meals. KE Adventure Travel  www.ipmag.link/2ptV6wa

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Desert ISLANDS Known as the Middle East’s Riviera, Dubai proves an excellent choice for sun-drenched homes with fabulous views of the Arabian Gulf

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ubai is already worldfamous for its series of man-made islands such as Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali, now a new waterway has turned a significant part of the emirate into an island. The 3.2 km long Dubai Water Canal winds its way to the Arabian Gulf from the Creek in Old Dubai through Business Bay. Along its waterfront are the W Hotel, the St Regis and a whole range of new lifestyle precincts. At a cost of AED 2.7 billion, the much-anticipated project involved an infrastructure overhaul of one of Dubai’s busiest areas. The canal

ranges from 80 to 120m in width and cuts through Dubai’s main artery, the Sheikh Zayed Road, across Safa Park and into the residential Jumeirah district, connecting with the Arabian Gulf. This adds 6.4km of waterfront to the emirate and creates 80,000m² for public space and facilities, plus a 3km running track and 12km cycling path. The new development is sure to boost both Dubai’s tourist and property market in the near future. Core Savills’ Dubai residential market update for the first quarter of 2017 reports that it has marginally edged upwards, although prime areas continue to lag in performance. While most market players are in consensus over the prices bottoming, a range of economic factors are resulting in contradictory indicators of recovery. However, there is no doubt that the off-plan market is witnessing robust performance.

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The Cove, Dubai Creek Harbour This new residential development is within The Island District community. Centred around the Santiago Calatrava-designed tower which is set to be a global icon, The Island District will be an eco-friendly lifestyle destination. It will be Dubai’s first car-free get-away, creating a relaxed atmosphere and offering the ultimate in waterfront living on the Middle East’s Riviera. The Cove is a set of premium low and mid-rise apartment buildings set within landscaped walkways and retail plazas, clustered around a marina and yacht club. It offers apartments ranging from one to three-bedrooms with in-house resident amenities such as a reception, concierge and gymnasium. Each apartment is built using stone marble, light timber veneers and features floor-to-ceiling glazing with either generous terraces or balconies. From £620,000 / €726,000 / $774,000 for a three-bedroom apartment Harrods Estates  www.ipmag.link/2ot2BG8

Already world-famous for its series of man-made islands, a new waterway has now turned a significant part of the emirate into an island Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

A 10-storey, beachfront complex featuring 170, one and two-bedroom modern apartments with private terraces offering panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline. Azure Residences has its own sea-facing infinity pool, a rooftop gym, ample car parking spaces and mooring facilities for water taxis. Eight restaurants and cafés provide a choice of dining options, including the signature restaurant at the jetty, offering spectacular 360-degree views. Residents will also have access to the world-class amenities of Palm Jumeirah including the finest five-star hotels, retail destinations, restaurants and cafes, leisure attractions as well as Al Ittihad Park. From £557,000 / €652,500 / $695,500 Nakheel  www.ipmag.link/2osYERS

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Royal Atlantis Residences, The Palm, Dubai Ideally located between the ocean and marina, these beautifully designed apartments offer the ultimate serviced lifestyle. They offer a choice of contemporary two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments, skycourts, penthouses and garden suites. All have uninterrupted views of the Dubai skyline and ocean. Amenities include a private residential lobby, concierge, spa, indoor and outdoor pools and clubroom together with secure allocated underground parking. Residents also have access to the neighbouring Royal Atlantis hotel with its signature sky pool. From £1.67m / €1.96m / $2.1m - £8.2m / €9.6m / $10.2m Knight Frank  www.ipmag.link/2p60r0t

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Jumeirah Islands Townhouses An integrated, high-end residential community, Jumeirah Islands is in a prime location in the heart of New Dubai, close to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. This exclusive development of four-bedroom townhouses built to exceptional standards is set amongst a backdrop of stunning surroundings, lush gardens and a large communal swimming pool. Residents will have easy access to Jumeirah Islands Pavilion, a waterfront leisure, dining and shopping hub with a range of facilities, including sports courts and a jogging track. The nearby Jumeirah Islands Club offers the perfect environment to relax and unwind with a variety of excellent leisure facilities, including a gym and aerobics studio, modern restaurant, children’s play area, sauna and swimming pool with sun deck.

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah With its distinctive sail-shaped silhouette this is more than just a stunning hotel, it’s a symbol of modern Dubai

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epeatedly voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah offers its guests the finest service and experiences throughout their entire stay. This includes an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, helicopter trips from an iconic helipad, private beach access, a breathtaking terrace with pools and cabanas as well as some of the world’s best dining venues, including the highly acclaimed Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s accommodation offers 202 fabulous duplex suites, providing discreet check-in within each suite, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers. Take the 780m² Royal Suite for example, which is palatial in every sense. It has been impeccably designed with an opulent colour scheme, sumptuous furnishings and exclusive amenities including a private lift and cinema. Both floors feature masses of natural light and uninterrupted views over the Arabian Gulf.

Leisure amenities include five swimming pools (three of which are outdoors and two indoors) and a private beach. The hotel’s Talise Spa is located 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf and offers a sanctuary for guests to indulge in an extensive menu of pampering treatments – all designed to reinvigorate and restore. From facials and organic body wraps to hot stone massage, each treatment uses the highest quality products and latest methods.  www.ipmag.link/2o6bxPm

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To appear here Call +44 (0) 1245 250 981 or email advertising@ipropertymedia.com

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INTRODUCING: THE BREATHTAKING AQUASYMPHONY BY GROHE. AquaSymphony is not a shower – it’s a wellness zone, a place where water takes on a life of its own. AquaSymphony plays with water, creating ever-changing liquid harmonies. Just imagine the pleasure that awaits you. AQUASYMPHONY.GROHE.CO.UK

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Events Directory iProperty Home & Property Fair

A Place in the Sun

5 – 7 MAY 2017 Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, UK www.aplaceinthesun.com/exhibitions

21 – 23 APRIL 2017 iProperty Home & Property Fair, Malaysia www.smartexpos.com/klcc t: +852 2944 6430; e: info@smartexpos.com

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SMART Investment & International Property Expo 2017

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3 – 4 JUNE 2017 SMART Investment & International Property Expo, Hong Kong www.smartexpos.com/hk t: +852 2944 6430; e: info@smartexpos.com

11 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2017 Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE www.cityscapeglobal.com

Mipim UK 2017

The Luxury Property Show

18 – 19 OCTOBER 2017 Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington London W14 8UX, United Kingdom www.mipimuk.co.uk

27 – 28 OCTOBER 2017 Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, United Kingdom www.theluxurypropertyshow.com

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Mipim Asia 2017

Events Directory Submissions

If you are holding a property-related event and would like to be listed in our events directory, contact Linda Lark on +44 (0)1245 250981 or email linda@ipropertymedia.com

28 – 29 NOVEMBER 2017 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong www.mipim-asia.com t +33 1 7971 9000 (Paris, France – Headquarters); t +852 2893 0208 (Hong Kong office) e mipimasia.awards@reedmidem.com

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25-26 May 2017 The Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Bangkok, Thailand

Meet award-winning architects, interior designers, developers and real estate professionals The Asia Pacific IPAX event combines the presentations of the International Property Awards with a full business event designed to connect property companies from different disciplines within the industry, generating sales and association opportunities. 2017-2018

 Seminars  Presentations  Exhibition  Networking

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HOTEL ROYAL SAVOY LAUSANNE A HAVEN OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY PERFECTLY POSITIONED IN THE HEART OF LAUSANNE SOPHISTICATED, ELEGANT, RESTORED TO ITS FORMER GLORY WITH A MODERN TWIST AND REBOOTED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. THIS 5 STAR ESTABLISHMENT IS THE IDEAL PLACE FOR THE FRAZZLED TRAVELLER TO RELAX, UNWIND AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTIES SURROUNDING LAKE GENEVA.

Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne Avenue d’Ouchy 40, 1006 Lausanne T. +41 (0)21 614 88 88, info@royalsavoy.ch www.royalsavoy.ch

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ARTISAN LIVING AT 1 GOODGE STREET, LONDON W1 Award-winning development in the heart of the West End, featuring a collection of beautifully crafted 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. - Ready for occupation - Private outdoor space to all apartments - Daytime concierge - First-class amenities on your doorstep - Great transport links and close to Crossrail Prices from £2,350,000* Get in touch now to register your interest

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GREEN SQUARE For the first time in 100 years, the city of Sydney is building a new town square - Green Square. BRIDGEHILL invites you to be par t of this new and vibrant retail and residential precinct.

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World Leading Property Buyers Thinking of purchasing a property in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world – BuyEast can help BuyEast are an exclusive boutique Sydney Buyer’s Agency specialising in the purchase of properties in the prestigious Eastern Suburbs Contact us today to discuss your needs www.buyeast.com.au

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Axis Tower is an iconic investment opportunity and is the the latest exciting new development in Britain’s most vibrant city, Manchester.

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Between the Sea and the Sky You can also be a part of the Westgate hotel and business center. Join us in the biggest Croatian tower.

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Go Holdings are one of the few companies in the UK which covers all aspects of the property sector; including land, planning, architecture, sales and new build development. If yourself or a client has invested interest in land, planning or property; then we have what it takes to maximise the return on your investment. Contact us today: (+44) 01992 568933 4 Mill Bridge, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

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An effective way to buy & sell properties across the UAE As a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) our reach and expertise covers the entire UAE; we have a large proprietary database of select property investors who we market to exclusively, and our team have decades of local experience. Contact Vineet Kumar to arrange a meeting with one of our specialists mpmdubai@adib.com

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Enjoy Real Hospitality

HOME AWAY FROM HOME! Fully furnished Apartments, separate living and sleeping area, Free Wi-Fi, 24- hour staffing & room service, free grocery delivery service, Mediterranean inspired cuisines at Pepper & Spice Restaurant, Laundry & Dry cleaning services, Heated outdoor swimming pool, state of the art fitness facility. Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa®

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Stay at the city’s best destination hotel.

The closest hotel to the legendary temples of Angkor Wat, Le Méridien Angkor tempts guests to discover the preserved sites of ancient Cambodia. Situated in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula, Cambodia is an area rich in art, dance and music.

Culture Village, Al Jadaf, Dubai, UAE T: +971 4 556 8888 | www.palazzoversace.ae

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THE ONLY LIMIT IS YOUR IMAGINATION 550 luxurious guest rooms and 24 fully equipped serviced suites 33 versatile naturally lit meeting rooms amounting to 6,200 square metres 3 vibrant and theatrical dining outlets For enquiries, please call +65 6233 1122, email sales.gcw@millenniumhotels.com or visit www.grandcopthorne.com.sg

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Karang Mas Estate Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia AYANA Resort and Spa BALI & The Villas at AYANA Resort BALI ayanaresort.com | +62 361 702 222 RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA rimbajimbaran.com |+62 361 846 8468

Hanging Gardens of Bali Desa Buahan Payangan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia T. +62 361 982700 F. +62 361 982800 stay@hanginggardensofbali.com www.hanginggardensofbali.com

DISCOVER THE WORLD’S FIRST SEVEN STARS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Introducing Sydney’s Most Exclusive Address Experience The Langham, Sydney’s most sophisticated retreat within a charming harbour side community nestled in the historic Rocks district. Indulge in the city’s most iconic Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, encounter casual elegance in signature Palm Court, relax and rejuvenate in Sydney’s award winning Day Spa and swim under a stunning a star dappled ceiling at one of the Top 10 Best Indoor Pools in the world.

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.

BAHAMAS AGENT

Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: Sales@HGChristie.com w: www.HGChristie.com

CANADA AGENT

Marina Yusufov Real Estate Team t: Office +1 416 739 7200 t: Direct +1 416 414 9224 e: 3724052@gmail.com, e: myusufov@trebnet.com w: www.admiral.sutton.com

COSTA RICA DEVELOPER

t: +506 6050 3857 e: info@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com

DUBAI DEVELOPER

HGCHRISTIE LTD

BARBADOS AGENT

Holetown St. James, BB24016, Barbados t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com

Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.

CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT

SUTTON GROUP ADMIRAL REALTY INC. BROKERAGE

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928 53 50 44 e: info@goldacreestates.com w: www.goldacreestates.com

This equestrian dream home is in King, Ontario. The 101-acre estate offers 22,000 square feet of lavish living areas plus a state-of-the-art 38 stall heated stable, 11 paddocks, hay storage, two barns, a trailer house and racetrack.

SARCO ARCHITECTS

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy w: www.apl-cyprus.com

Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.

SHAIKH HOLDINGS

FRANCE AGENT

REALTORS REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Specializes in Sales, Long Term Rentals, Valuations and Auctioneering. Our innovative team appreciates the unique challenges that arise when purchasing property in Barbados especially for overseas clients and can provide all the necessary information and support for the overseas purchaser.

GOLDACRE ESTATES

Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return.

LEGGETT IMMOBILIER

LEGGETT

PRESTIGE P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: info@shaikh-holdings.com w: www.shaikh-holdings.com

La Maison de Chapitre , La Rochebeaucourt Dordogne, 24340, France t: +33 5 53 56 62 54 t: +33 5 57 55 06 06 e: prestige@leggett.fr w: www.leggettprestige.com

On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.

Leggett Immobilier has been voted “Best Estate Agency in France” for two years running. We have over 12,000 properties for sale throughout France and our bilingual, in-house contracts team will be by your side throughout the purchase process.

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INDIA DEVELOPER

Bhaswar Paul Sales Head – International Market t: +91 124 410 7050 m: +91 981 883 7873 f: +91 124 410 7064 e: bhaswar.paul@ centralpark.in w: www.centralpark.in

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

SWITZERLAND AGENT

Platinum Immobilien AG t: +41 44 533 12 12 e: Zuerichseethalwil@engelvoelkers.com w: www.engelvoelkers.com/ zuerichseethalwil

UK DEVELOPER

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: t: +44 20 7861 5499 e: Simon.Barry@knightfrank.com or Simon Hedley at Druce: t: +44 20 7935 6535 e: sh@druce.com

CENTRAL PARK

MALTA AGENT

Central Park has an unrivalled expertise in creating spaces of the highest global standards. It is the fastest growing name in India’s real estate landscape today, with projects across hospitality, leisure, recreation, commercial, and high-end residential developments. This dynamic brand’s constant presuit of excellence, commitment and building values for its customers is responsible for its growth and success over the years.

2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: nbilocca@franksalt.com.mt w: www.franksalt.com.mt

NEW ZEALAND AGENT

ANAHITA WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.

34 Shortland Street, Auckland City, PO Box 4078 Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand t: +64 9 307 6300 f: +64 9 307 5549 e: admin@barfoot.co.nz w: www.barfoot.co.nz

PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES

SPAIN AGENT

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com

Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.

ENGEL & VÖLKERS LAKE ZURICH THALWIL

UK AGENT

Engel & Völkers Lake Zurich Thalwil is one of the leading real estate agencies for the sale of exclusive properties around Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Together with our international network we guarantee our owners and search clients a personalized and professional service.

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

VIETNAM DEVELOPER

Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.

209, 30/4 street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho, Vietnam t: +84 710 376 1888 e: info.VCTHT@vinpearl.com w: www.vinpearl.com

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.

BARFOOT & THOMPSON

Barfoot & Thompson is the leading real estate agency in New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse city, Auckland. We have over 90 years experience selling property from our white sandy beaches to the wild west coat and the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

GOULD HEINZ & LANG

Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!

STRUTT & PARKER

Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres.

VINPEARL CAN THO HOTEL

Opening pre-Christmas, Vinpearl Can Tho is the gateway to Vietnams famous Floating markets. As the first and largest five star luxury property, it sets new standards of urban accommodation and dining. Located in the centre of the city and bordering the river, Vinpearl Can Tho offers modern expansive rooms with stunning views of the city and river.

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Bespoke Swimming Pools is an award-winning, family run, UK based company providing the highest quality indoor and outdoor swimming pool builds, repairs and maintenance contracts. With over 20 years of experience, the firm takes pride in working closely with customers from the initial site survey, design, planning and construction right through to the finished project. 1 Langley Way, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4NJ, United Kingdom t: +44 1732 670957 | m: +44 7958077337 | e: info@bespokeswimmingpools.com www.bespokeswimmingpools.com Bespoke Swimming Pools.indd 1

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