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In this issue we feature a stunning property owned by property developer Michael Lewis (pg 17). He has created his ultimate fantasy residence and this must be one of my favourite readers’ homes to feature in UPTOWN magazine. Michael has designed it taking into consideration it is a home, but created an interior that would appeal to a wide market. The building has been refurbished and with the help of his architect has created larger open areas, which is quite unusual to have so much space available. I love weddings and this issue we have created some head turning outfits for autumn, ranging from traditional to modern with prices for those on a tight budget to those ‘once in a lifetime’ purchases requiring a second mortgage! However, as we always say in the office, style and design doesn’t have to be expensive, proven by some of the great looks we have put together. We would like to know what you think about UPTOWN and would love to hear from you, as we endeavour to make UPTOWN your favourite Scottish Interiors and Lifestyle magazine. From the next issue we have decided to change the magazine to a seasonal quarterly issue; but don’t worry it will be bigger and better! The next issue will be on sale at the end of September, full of inspiration for your interiors and wardrobe for the winter months ahead! In September we are launching a new title for the female business entrepreneur in Scotland called “Business Women Scotland”. Please do contact us if you would like to be amongst the first to subscribe. As always we would also love to have your feedback….
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LYNNE LOVES... The meticulous detailing of this hinged cuff is breathtaking (pg 64). Three rows of sumptuous curls of 22kt Gold are paired with two rows of intricate 22kt Gold filigree work. The result is a striping effect that is both chic and opulent at the same time. TULIP CUFF BY MAYA JEWELS, £25,870, www.kabiri.co.uk 5
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DESIGNER UPDATE & URBAN SHOPPER We talk to two designers about their innovative designs and their aspirations for the future.
NO EXPENSE SPARED Michael Lewis - with more than a little help from architect Simon Reid - has transformed a modest cottage into an extraordinary contemporary retreat.
26 £25... OR LESS! Finishing touches for your interiors don’t have to cost a month’s salary! We’ve found a selection of stylish items to complement your room for just £25... or less!
28 ARCHITECT’S PROFILE: POOLHOUSE 2 Edinburgh based Scottish architect Kathryn Findlay answers our questions revealing what inspires her and gives us an insight in to her recently completed project, the Poolhouse 2.
34 PERFECTLY PLUMP Comfort and style are just two of the many considerations to bear in mind when you’re choosing the perfect cushions to plump for! 6
37 ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? At UPTOWN we think that comfort is just as important as style when choosing the perfect sofa and have put together a collection that caught our eyes.
42 THROW IN SOME STYLE Whether it’s to add a splash of colour, introduce some texture or give you a luxurious accessory to snuggle under - we present a selection of throws sure to meet all your requirements!
46 KITCHEN NEWS A selection of the latest kitchen products to complement the heart of any home!
49 KITCHEN CASE STUDY: EKCO EKCO tell us why Pronorm tick all the boxes for creating the perfect kitchen space.
52 GARDEN PARTY With the sun in the sky (we hope!) and a spring in our friends’ and family’s step, what better time to make the most of the season than hosting a garden party!
56 SEASONAL STYLE Michelle Mason’s beautiful Stella Rug.
58 ART DIARY UPTOWN’s guide to what’s on at galleries in Scotland.
LIFESTYLE 64 WEDDING WARDROBE Whether it’s a beach, countryside, black tie or designer wedding, we’ve created six outfits sure to suit!
68 SHOW OFF A BIT OF LEG With the sun in the sky there’s no better time of year to showcase your legs in a selection of fabulous fashion!
70 SUMMER FEET: PUMPS A selection of pumps to treat your feet this summer!
72 £25... OR LESS! Looking fabulous doesn’t have to come with a celebrity price tag. We’ve put together a selection of goodies to make you look and feel great for just £25... or less!
74 BEAUTY NEWS A selection of beauty products sure to make you look beautiful and feel fabulous.
76 SLIM PICKINGS Smooth, tone and firm those problem areas and show off a bit of super skin this summer.
78 EXPERT EXTENSIONS UPTOWN’S resident hair expert Taylor Ferguson puts hair extension questions under the spotlight and reveals the secrets of those who want it thick and long.
80 SUN KISSED Summer seems to be coming and going from one shower to the next, however make-up artist and expert Mailin Haddow has decided to not let the unpredictable weather ruin her chances of a glowing sun kissed tan!
82 HEALTH NEWS Beverley Brown introduces us to the latest health benefiting products on the market.
84 INNS & OUTS The latest news on... restaurants in Scotland special.
87 SCOTTISH COUNTRY HOTELS Unwind to the hypnotic sound of a loch lapping the shore, savour award-winning fine dining, indulge in afternoon tea and Champagne or relax on the terrace with a glass of wine and enjoy the spectacular views.
92 SEAFOOD AND EAT IT UPTOWN welcomes Ian McNaught, Head Chef at Roman Camp Country House, who delights us with two delicious seafood recipes.
94 WHAT’S ON A selection of Scottish events to put in your diary.
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Niina Kuosmanen NIINA was born and grew up in Finland and spent most of her holidays in Lapland. The calm and quiet Finnish nature has certainly influenced her as a result of this environment, which clearly comes across in her porcelain and clay cubes. Once living in the UK Niina received a First Class Honours degree in Design Crafts in 2008 from Oxford and Cherwell Valley College. Niina’s mother is an art teacher and used to teach ceramics evening classes - to which Niina and her sister were taken from an early age. Her mother always stressed that things did not need to be practical - she believes that the experience of making is more important, and the finished piece has no less value whether it has a use or not. To this day Niina finds it hard to make functional objects for the sake of it! Human nature and human behaviour provide constant inspiration to Niina. There is a strong element of play and involvement in Niina’s work; the viewer is invited to arrange and rearrange the multiples of cubes, creating new compositions, patterns and directions of line.
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NO EXPENSE SPARED Michael Lewis - with more than a little help from architect Simon Reid - has transformed a modest cottage into an extraordinary contemporary retreat.
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HAT type of home would you create if money wasn’t a big concern and the usual harnesses of maximising market value and trying to shove as many bedrooms as possible into a property were not factors? How about not just cutting out the financial worries, but also any bothersome concerns such as accommodating spaces for children, or compromising with your partner on interior fittings? For Manchester-based property developer Michael Lewis - quite obviously single and, it has to be said, quite obviously not short of a bob or two - the result was Willow House, a remarkable fantasy home set in one of the prime areas of real estate in one of the leafiest of leafy upmarket corners of Cheshire. Rather brilliantly, too, that in one of the most cripplingly expensive corners of the UK property market, it displays a bewitching ignorance of the “let’s get it valued” culture that is a fact of life for 90% of the rest of the UK’s self-build population. “I’m obviously very much involved with the property industry,” says Michael, “but I took this project on out of a general interest in seeing what we could create without the usual business concerns. I wanted something that would give me the opportunity to explore my growing interest in innovative and contemporary design without the normal worries of trying to
second-guess commercial property market trends.” Despite looking like a brand new home, Willow House is actually a rather significant remodelling and extension of a traditional cottage-style house. Yet rather than add bedrooms and bathrooms for all that it’s worth, Michael decided that he wanted to create great spaces. Great, self-indulgent spaces. For this, he enlisted the help of Manchester-based architect Simon Reid, with whom he had worked on several more commercially orientated projects. “Simon has always shown a high level of creativity and intensive thinking in his designs, regardless of what they were,” says Michael. “We were instructed at the outset to design a modest - in local terms - scheme of alteration and refurbishment,” explains Simon. “This was based on the fact that when Michael acquired the property it had only recently been comprehensively refurbished and enlarged. The quantum leap in the brief - the moment it became much more than a simple refurbishment came with the discovery that a significant part of the existing house was in such poor structural condition that demolition was the only viable option.” At this stage, Simon explains, Michael began to drive the project and push it forward in ways hitherto unseen. “Michael’s
The main focus is immediately on an astonishing double-height entrance hall overlooked by a landing balcony.
LEFT: Simon would have preferred to have had the kitchen replaced with something more in keeping with the rest of the interior scheme but even he couldn’t contemplate trashing a £40,000 kitchen.
view is that some of the best creative thinking comes from the need to address constrained and complex issues,” he explains. At this stage, of course, for most ordinary souls, panic would have ensued and financial factors would have resulted in a consideration to a) knock the whole thing down and start again, at the very least having the consolation of being able to salvage the VAT; b) scale down the project to rectify structural problems and compromise on the amount of work elsewhere; or c) sell up. For Michael, the only option was d) scaling up. “Getting back the VAT was not really a consideration,” he says. The major work was to completely remove the middle section of the building and replace it with a double-height pitched section with glazed gable ends. So with the work now taking on a whole new scale and impetus, and Michael’s own team of contractors busy working away - one of the many added benefits of the project for Michael was that it helped to build the skills of his company working with contemporary interiors - work progressed rapidly and straight-forwardly. The whole project took around 18 months from start to finish, with Michael and Simon spending a considerable amount of time on site monitoring progress. This is a house that makes you feel a million dollars. Even the four world-weary, car-tired, shirts-creased-from-too-manynights-in-a-Travelodge judges instantly became centrally cast in a fantasy Goldplated-meets-Beverly Hills drama upon carefully manoeuvring their hire car through the automated gates and up the drive to get the first glimpse of it. It’s like something from MTV’s Cribs - right up there with Mariah Carey showing you round her “floor for people who visit occasionally - it’s where I keep my hair salon, complete with three permanent stylists. When they don’t work on me they just sit around and work on themselves.” Willow House is in that fine tradition - it’s fun and indulgent but, unlike most of the houses on Cribs, incredibly stylish. The first thing that hits you, particularly in the fading early evening light, is the massive glazed oversized Americaninfluenced elevations. With a lighting scheme of the highest order - all controlled from a range of wall-mounted keypads throughout the house - the main focus is immediately on an astonishing double-height entrance hall overlooked by a landing balcony. Oak cladding, cut into minimal slats, creates an unusual but very successful textured feel to the exterior. 20
There’s also, remarkably given all the cutting-edge architecture around, a reassuring farmhouse feel to the whole place, thanks to the retention of much of the original cottage structure. A walk around the gardens confirms the sense that, for all its contemporary styling, this is a home that doesn’t seem out of place in its woody setting. It enjoys fantastic private views over
to the Peak District - zero overlooking - and a water-based landscaping scheme that makes the most of the abundant reflected light from both inside and out. Adding to the softer theme, the side entrance to the house brings visitors into a large open kitchen and TV room that is all very nice but is a slight contrast to the rest of the theme. Simon explains that for his many extravagances, even Michael couldn’t contemplate trashing a £40,000 kitchen that was brand new and had been installed just before Michael bought the property - even though Simon would have preferred to have it replaced with something more in keeping with the rest of the interior scheme. The rest of the interior spaces, however, are truer to the contemporary playfulness and indulgence that was one of the criteria for the project. There’s an envy-inducing billiards room, an informal relaxation area that is the beneficiary of an outstanding lighting design and an entrance hall dominated by the frameless glazing on the front gable end. At the rear of the hall, conventional doors are replaced with seamless sliding panels that are so smooth and precise they hold works of art on each side which disappear into recesses, allowing the flexible space to be opened up or closed down as required. It is upstairs that the real fun begins, however. A ‘family’ bathroom is separated from the landing by a green-tinged etched glass wall, creating a beautiful light effect when >
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The centrally located infinity bath’s spectacular views to the Peak District through huge frameless glass can only be obstructed by the pop-up LCD TV that emerges at the touch of a button at the foot of the bath.
illuminated. There is a token spare bedroom or two and a large master bedroom overlooking the garden. So far, so impressive. But it’s the en suite that takes the breath away. The centrally located infinity bath’s spectacular views to the Peak District through huge frameless glass can only be obstructed by the pop-up LCD TV that emerges at the touch of a button at the foot of the bath. The bath itself is filled by a one-of-its-kind overhead service bar - it feels like part of the A-frame roof structure - which, in addition, houses two shower-heads (one each side of the bath). The mind boggles at what goes on in here, but either way it is an astonishing piece of interior design and a real standard bearer for bathroom luxury.
After that it’s all a blur of polished concrete walls, grey limestone floors, climate and lighting controls, seamless design and great attention to detail. What Simon has created here for a very accommodating client is, without question, remarkable. It is everything that domestic architecture should be in an ideal world: indulgent, fun, stylish and groundbreaking. It is also worth noting that, for all its paeans to satisfying the private rather than the public, Michael, who is hardly naïve when it comes to making money out of property, believes his investment in Willow House will be a highly profitable one. For some people, it seems, it is possible to have your cake and eat it. 25
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POOLHOUSE 2 Edinburgh based Scottish architect Kathryn Findlay answers our questions revealing what inspires her and gives us an insight in to her recently completed project, the Poolhouse 2
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Q> You graduated from London’s Architectural Association (AA) in 1979. Were you always destined for a career in architecture? A> I did a foundation year at Edinburgh College of Art and it was during this time that I visited Glasgow and saw the Mackintosh building at the art college. After seeing this building I realised that I wanted to combine my creative aspiration with technical skill to make beautiful spaces. I like architecture because it combines a multiple range of skills - both artistic and technical skills with intellectual rigour.
Q> Architecturally what influences you, past and present? A> Mackintosh inspired me to do architecture. But as a young graduate working in Japan, it was the Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, that inspired me. He embraced an artistic conception and turned it into buildings, he was interested in the relationship between art and architecture. He saw all his buildings as pure architectural languages and he developed these languages. Adolf Loos [Czechoslovakian-born architect, who was an important pioneer of the modern movement in architecture] was also a source of inspiration. I like the way he created architectural spaces that have flow and continuity - where one room flows into another. I grew up in the countryside and I like the idea of having connected and uninterrupted spaces, and I don’t see architectural space as stylised but instead as an open space. Most of the work I’ve done has got that sort of flow to it.
Q> You spent many years living and working in Japan. As an architect, how would you describe your time in Japan with regard to creative influences and personal development? A> Japanese landscape has got that interconnection between inside and outside space. One thing I absorbed was the way Japanese people craft what they do, the idea of perfection is important. In Japan’s traditional buildings, the way that they use materials is very beautiful, with the touch of the human hand making it perfect.
Q> You’ve recently re-launched your Edinburgh based practice after several years leading a research team at Dundee University. What has brought you back? A> I’m still keen to link education to practice as I think it is fundamental to do research as well as practice. There is an element of the unknown in architecture and research can help change the way that you use things, such as giving you a new and interesting way to use old materials. I didn’t use thatch in a traditional way but made it more contemporary by using modern software. This allowed us to give shape and new dimensions to the old practice. 30
Q> What was the initial brief for the Poolhouse 2?
Q> The Poolhouse 2 boasts an impressive thatched roof. Where did your love for traditional roofing A> The client wanted a thatched roof and to join the two develop and how was such a moulded and separate properties (the farmhouse and the barn) together continuous outcome achieved? with a pool outside. We tried to make the building part of the landscape and to make it appear seamless. We wanted to create the idea that you can see beyond the building into the natural landscape.
Q> What did you set out to achieve when designing and creating the central element of the extension - the pool? A> The water aspect is meant to be something sublime and to have a flowing, floating and dream-like quality to it. The stainless steel features inside the pool are designed to encourage reflection. You don’t get a sense of where the pool stops so there is no containment and we wanted the space to be as open as possible.
Q> Were any other spaces created? A> Downstairs there is a gym, dog’s room, changing room and an office. These are all supporting, quiet, restrained and simple spaces. The upper level resembles a piece of rock that has been cut in to, and the same with downstairs, it is meant to be almost cave-like, like its shewn out of rock.
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A> I first got the idea of a thatched roof from Japan. We used a rhino software package - this helped us form and draw something in a continuous way. This software allowed us to give shape and new dimensions to make the old-fashioned roof contemporary.
Q> Are you working on any exciting projects at the moment or in the near future that you can tell us about? A> Yes I have a few projects coming up in the future. There are some quite interesting houses being built in Preston. These are interesting because they will have green, curvy roofs that will be home to wildlife and insect nests. Another project is a boathouse in Sussex, in the South of England. Here we are using willow on the walls to create the idea of a space having living walls through using the living materials. From growing up in the country I have developed a love of nature and I think nature is the primary thing and buildings are additional so that’s why I try to combine buildings with nature.
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VINTAGE PRINTED OUTDOOR CUSHION, £16, www.bhs.co.uk TEXTURED CIRCLES CUSHION , £21.53, www.kaleidoscope.co.uk JULIEN MACDONALD FAUX SNAKE CUSHION, £18, www.debenhams.com BLACK AND ORANGE STRIPED CUSHION, from £9.99, www.homesense.com TRINITY CUSHION, £22, www.littlewoods.com SUMMER STRIPE CUSHION BY LINEA, £20, www.houseoffraser.co.uk HAWAII CUSHION, £19.57, www.freemans.com MICHELLE MASON 1930s LEAF CUSHIONS, £19.56, www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk ROCHA.JOHN ROCHA TAFFETA FLOWER CUSHION, £30, www.debenhams.com
Comfort and style are just two of the many considerations to bear in mind when you’re choosing the perfect cushions to plump for!
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LARGE FLORAL CUSHION, £15, www.next.co.uk SATIN JEWELED CUSHION, £15, www.matalan.co.uk PURPLE SILK CUSHION, £53.78, www.hiddenartshop.com BAG LADY CUSHION, £17.15, www.zpm.com FLOWER CUSHION, £35, www.marksandspencer.com PURE UNDYED CASHMERE CUSHION, £90, www.biomelifestyle.com EAMES CHAIR ROOM CUSHION, £45.95, www.hiddenartshop.com RECLAIMED SEATBELT CUSHION, £45, www.biomelifestyle.com PINE GREEN SILK CUSHION, £55, www.velvetboutique.co.uk
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FAIR TRADE HANDMADE CUSHION, £15.50, www.biomelifestyle.com ANGEL PINK SQUARE CUSHION, £58, www.hiddenartshop.com ALFRESCO STRIPE CUSHION, £19.99, www.marksandspencer.com TUULI PILLOW, £45, www.thelollipopshoppe.co.uk POODLES CUSHION, £20, www.zpm.com SWIRL CUSHION CHOCOLATE, £14.95, www.dwell.co.uk LILLY CUSHION RED, £16.95, www.dwell.co.uk RED & BLACK MINI CUSHION, £25, www.love-eco.co.uk FAB DOG CUSHION, £45, www.55maxbespoke.com
As paint can be applied to almost any surface, old or new, the possibilities of transforming a simple piece of furniture can be as spectacular as your imagination can stretch to.
I have painted old wooden chests, bookcases, tables, chairs, dressers, various cabinets and fire surrounds. I specialise particularly in fitted kitchens and fitted or freestanding bedroom and bathroom furniture usually designed and manufactured by local cabinetmakers/kitchen companies. If you have existing fitted or freestanding furniture, or old, tired laminate or timber kitchens, these can be rejuvenated by simply preparing the existing surface to accept paint then applying the paint to your chosen effect.
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Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting home, kicking off your shoes and resting your body on the sofa. At UPTOWN we think that comfort is just as important as style when choosing the perfect sofa and have put together a collection that caught our eyes.
MEZZO FLEXIBLE SOFA RANGE - adjustable back cushions, memory foam seat cushion and top grain semi-analine leather, from £2,049, www.boconcept.co.uk
LY? • ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? • ARE YOU SIT T IDEA ONE SOFA - available in a wide variety of sizes, from £4,134.84, ottomans and cushions available too, www.leighharmer.co.uk
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BALTIC RIGHT HAND CORNER SOFA - available in charcoal, coffee and cream, £1,095, www.dwell.co.uk
TRIM SOFA - available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers it can also be upholstered two-tone with a seperate colour back, £1,592.75, www.naughtone.com
SHOWTIME POLTRONA SOFA - made from one piece of polyethylene and available in various colours and finishes, £645, www.leighharmer.co.uk
LOVE SEAT IN BLUE - by Christopher Guy, from £6,460, www.christopherguy.com
LY? • ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? • ARE YOU SIT EMBASSY SOFA - in Lena Black grade 1 leather, £1,450, www.raftfurniture.co.uk
ELLA SOFA - available in various sizes, colours and fabrics, from £1,050, www.habitat.co.uk
JAMIE DREAM VELVET SOFA RANGE - available in a fabulous selection of colours, armchair and footstool also available, from £1,795, www.grahamandgreen.co.uk
ARNE JACOBSEN SWAN SOFA - available in various colours and fabrics, £949, www.interioraddict.com
LA LUNE SOFA - available in a choice of fabrics, from £1,900 + 11 metres of fabric, www.rume.co.uk
LANSDOWNE SOFA - available in a choice of fabrics and sizes, £1,980 + 8 mtrs of fabric, www.rume.co.uk
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throw in some style Whether it’s to add a splash of colour, introduce some texture or give you a luxurious accessory to snuggle under - we present a selection of throws sure to meet all your requirements!
STITCH DETAIL THROWS, from £50, www.next.co.uk
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46 KITCHEN NEWS A selection of the latest products to complement the kitchen.
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Bright Idea VERNER PANTON PANTOP PENDANT, £220 each Originally designed in 1980, the PANTOP PENDANT is classic Verner Panton with its classic curves and timeless design. In addition to the chrome, white metal and opal white glass versions, the Pantop Pendant is now available in three vivid shades of yellow, green and pink, guaranteed to bring a statement splash of colour to your home. RASMUS www.rasmusdesign.co.uk
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Go Figure! MAN WATER JUG, £127.95 and WOMAN WATER JUG, £143.75 Functional yet artistic pieces can be a real talking point in the kitchen or dining area. Bring a smile to you and your guests faces with these figure inspired WATER JUGS. MOOCH www.mooch.co.uk
Full Of Beans SET OF TWO TONFISK BAR ESPRESSO CUPS SAUCERS, £42 This brilliantly designed TONFISK BAR ESPRESSO CUP AND SAUCER from the renowned Finnish design company Tonfisk features an unusual base that sits securely in the saucer or when used alone is a delightful rocking cup that safely swirls and spins as you play with it - without silling the contents. Utilising innovation and high design, blended with classic good looks, the Bar Espresso Cup will be a great talking point at dinner parties as well as adding a lighter side to your morning coffee. CAROLINE MCGRATH www.carolinemcgrath.co.uk
Perfect Timing BUGATTI VERA KETTLE, £185 Bringing together practical aspects with contemporary lifestyle this VERA KETTLE has in-built electronic control to achieve desired temperature (between 45 and 100°C) and ensures uniform heating for the preparation of hot beverages as well as a self-timer that sets and regulates the activation of the kettle which can be easily programmed to be ready in time for coffee and tea breaks. WHERE DID YOU BUY THAT www.wheredidyoubuythat.com
Best Things... Small Packages BOFFI MINIKITCHEN, from £24,150 Forty years from its original production date, Boffi present the new MINIKITCHEN, re-designed, re-engineered and manufactured in an elegant and supremely practical white DuPont Corian ® finish. The Minikitchen is essentially a small square trolley on wheels, that neatly contains all the functional elements of a kitchen and operating from a single power socket. It contains within the carcass additional sockets, ceramic glass induction hob with touch controls, a 50 litre refrigerator, a food preparation area with chopping board, cutlery drawers, food and accessories storage and a built-in serving tray. BOFFI CHELSEA www.boffi-chelsea.com
Top Glass LINEA OLGA WINE GLASS & FLUTE, £5 each These striking and uber-trendy glasses are a popular style choice this year to add a touch of class to any drinks or dinner party. HOUSE OF FRASER www.houseoffraser.co.uk
Tick Tock HUILE OLIVE WOODEN KITCHEN CLOCK, £34 This attractive retro-style kitchen clock will certainly bring a touch of past times to your kitchen. Made in solid wood it will hang comfortably from a picture hook and operates on a single AA battery (not included) and measures 34 cm in diameter. BOUTIQUE PROVENCALE www.boutiqueprovencale.co.uk 47
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Ekco is a family run business specialising in high quality Kitchens and Bathrooms. For the past 8 years we have built up a portfolio of unique designs individual to each client's needs from home owners to architects and builders. Here at Ekco we can plan and co-ordinate your Kitchen / Bathroom project from initial survey to completion, using our very own qualified designers and tradesmen so that every aspect of your dream project can be completed to the highest standard. Whether your project is a blank canvas or you know the exact style you are after our specialist Kitchen and Bathroom designers can create a plan that will maximise the space available giving you a kitchen / bathroom that is both stylish and ergonomically practical.
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To create our top quality fitted Kitchens and Bathrooms we select products from both the UK and Europe's leading suppliers of high quality components. For Kitchens this includes Pronorm and Wrighton, for bathrooms Keuco, Matki and Dornbracht to name a few.
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ABOVE: Iceland Birch from the Pronorm Proline 128 range.
One of the manufacturers that you specialise in is Pronorm - what are the unique features of this kitchen brand? Pronorm is a trend-aware brand that centres on contemporary design. Their portfolio offers an extensive choice of kitchen styles which gives us real creative freedom to satisfy our customers. As a German company they pride themselves on all their kitchen furniture being precision manufactured from the finest materials, guaranteeing beautiful aesthetics as well as ergonomic excellence.
Many of the storage units in these styles of kitchen have no handles, and this is a characteristic of the Pronorm range. What are the benefits of this technique for the client? Pronorm offers the dedicated Proline handleless range - which is very popular with customers. Handle-less kitchens achieve a very streamlined and simple aesthetic without the visual clutter of handles. The Sterling Grey kitchen is from their Proline 128 range and we have used simple push-catches and electricallyoperated opening mechanisms on some of the door and drawer fronts to achieve that same aesthetic. Itâ€™s a style that works especially well with the trend for open-plan living. Without handles, the cabinets can be used to create contemporary furniture such as low level sideboards or wallmounted storage cupboards which provides a seamless transition between the kitchen and living spaces. On a practical level, handle-less doors and drawers are very easy to open and are especially good for people with arthritic problems for example. 50
ABOVE: Sterling Grey from the Pronorm Proline 128 range.
What type of lighting have you used? And why did you want to use this form of lighting in a kitchen space? Lighting can make or break a kitchen design and the examples shown use a mixture of recessed lights in the ceiling, task lighting and some backillumination behind the wall-based storage in the living area which creates a nice, ambient effect.
What special finishes and touches have you added to make the Sterling Grey kitchen individual and to match the personal needs and habits of a client? As an open-plan room, the design focuses on uniting the kitchen and living room areas. The Sterling Grey cabinetry is a good colour choice being contemporary in tone and enhancing the feeling of space. The central island unit is large enough to cope with the ergonomic needs of the user, incorporating plenty of space for preparation, cooking and washing up, yet the handle-less aspect gives it a very streamlined look that is not obtrusive in the overall interior.
IMAGE: Nut Tobacco from the Pronorm Proline 128 range.
Which features in the Pronorm range that you are especially pleased with? The Proline 128 kitchen range allows you to tailor the working heights of the kitchen precisely around the needs of the user. So if you are taller than average for example, you can have the worksurface levels and the kitchen furniture ergonomically designed to suit you. The rail system set into the wall panelling (as shown in the Iceland Birch kitchen) is also extremely functional. Its flexible design means it can be easily changed to support the different activities in the kitchen.
What are the key trends to look out for in modern kitchen design this season? The key trend is for visual simplicity with bold, straight lines that give a contemporary, architectural feel. Another trend is to keep the furniture and colours neutral so that the kitchen can be accessorised to suit changing fashions. Itâ€™s easy to change the wall colour or soft furnishings to update a look, without incurring any major expense.
EKCO WEST LOTHIAN: 54 West Main Street, Uphall West Lothian EH52 5DW Tel: 01506 857 007 www.ekco.co.uk EDINBURGH: 3 Deanhaugh St Stockbridge Edinburgh EH4 1LU Tel: 0131 34 36 007 www.ekco.co.uk
What are the most popular features of the range for clients? What products do Pronorm sell most of?
For more details on Pronorm products, please contact Jason Grinton:
We are designing more and more push catches and self-opening drawers into our kitchens because clients love the aesthetics and simple functionality of them. They instantly give a kitchen a level of design sophistication. Mid-height units are also very popular because visually they donâ€™t overload the room and enable appliances to be positioned at a good ergonomic height.
Tel: 07801 862 691 www.pronorm.de PHOTOGRAPHY: Iceland Birch, Sterling Grey and Nut Tobacco from the Pronorm Proline 128 range. 51
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The summer months are regarded by many as their favourite time of year - with the sun in the sky (we hope!) and a spring in our friends’ and family’s step, what better time to make the most of the season than hosting a garden party! AL FRESCO DINING RANGE, from £1, www.aunaturale.co.uk
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RIGHT: SET OF SIX JEWEL COLOURED ENAMELLED TEASPOONS, £28, www.thetravellingsouk.com BELOW: MEDITERRANEO PAPER NAPKIN HOLDER, £48, www.alessi.co.uk
ABOVE: TEAK TABLE AND CHAIR SET, £475, and REDFYRE 11 GAS BBQ, £169, www.gardenstyledirect.co.uk LEFT: MRS WHITE'S UNSTUNG HERO, £15, www.roullierwhite.com
RIGHT: LIQUEUR & LIMONADE PAPER NAPKINS, £4, www.lavenderandsage.co.uk
ABOVE: GUZZINI STELLA ICE BUCKET, £34, www.formahouse.co.uk
RIGHT: MOROCCAN LANTERNS, £29.50, www.marksandspencer.com
RIGHT: SALAD BOWL & SERVERS, £30, www.josephjoseph.com BELOW: SET OF FOUR GLASS TUMBLERS, £9.50, www.marksandspencer.com
BELOW: BORA BORA ARMCHAIR, £3,220, www.leighharmer.co.uk
ABOVE: METAL TABLE, £20, and METAL CHAIRS, £15 each, www.matalan.co.uk
RIGHT: CHIRINGUITO BOTTLE COOLER, £27, www.alessi.co.uk BELOW: MOSAIC FIREPIT, £199, www.marksandspencer.com
BELOW: BOBBY TRAY TABLE, £70, www.loveyourhomeforless.com
Style Michelle Masonâ€™s beautiful STELLA RUG is made from felted 100% merino wool and priced at just ÂŁ350. The design is a contemporary take on lace-making and looks equally striking on carpet or natural wood floors. LOVE ECO www.love-eco.co.uk
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JEMMA Derbyshire is an emerging Scottish painter who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in July 2008 and continues to live and work in Edinburgh. Since graduating she has exhibited widely throughout Scotland with works displayed in notable galleries such as The Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow and both the Leith Gallery and Open Eye in Edinburgh.
THE Strathearn Gallery will be featuring the work of Pam Carter and Davy Brown from 29th August - 26th September along with glassmakers Kim Bramley and Phil Atrill.
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Evening sky from Skibo Castle by Davy Brown
GSWA DURING August, The Torrance Gallery’s Edinburgh Festival Exhibition will be the Glasgow Society of Woman Artists. Originally established in 1882 by eight of the first women students at the Glasgow School of Art, the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists flourished until 1971 when sadly it was disbanded due to financial pressures. However, it was revived in 1975 as the Glasgow Society of Women Artists and currently enjoys a membership of around 140 artists and 40 lay members. At The Torrance Gallery, 70 of the artist members of the GSWA will be exhibiting the high standard of GSWA members’ work in painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile art and jewellery. Sheana M Stephen DA is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art and works in Edinburgh. A past president of the GSWA, she is an artist jeweller working for exhibition and private commissions. She uses silver, gold, pearls and semi-precious stones to create individual pieces of jewellery. Flowers and the garden, legends
Blooming Field (brae) by Jemma Derbyshire
THE STRATHEARN GALLERY 32 West High Street, Crieff Perthshire PH7 4DL Tel: 01764 656100 www.strathearn-gallery.com
Studio Mixed Flowers by Mary Davidson
As predominantly a landscape painter her work is driven by the experience of colour and light. Her works are energetic and present, expressing a love of paint. She aims for each piece to be earthed and strong, exploring the transience of colour and light offered to her by the landscape. Jemma exhibited at StudioArt, Stockbridge, Edinburgh in June with a new body of work following a month’s research trip in Europe with fellow artist Antonia Gallacher. She will also be showing at The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, from 4th July.
Wind In The Trees At Dusk Glass by Kim Bramley
Pam’s subject matter is found in both the rugged west coast of Scotland - with its isolated cottages and vivid colours of the machair and bracken - and in the east coast - with its majestic cliffs, fishing villages and farmland. Davy’s bold and colourful paintings are also inspired by his love of the Scottish landscape. Kim creates plates, bowls and large glass panels by fusing, slumping and painting layers of glass in a kiln, while Phil’s elegant horizon bottles are all handblown.
and the texture of the sea and shore inspire her work. The Exhibition runs from 3rd - 29th August 2009. THE TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street Edinburgh EH3 6JN Tel: 0131 556 6366 www.torrancegallery.co.uk
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Cottage Paths by Georgie Young
Ever-changing IN 2008 the Aberfeldy Gallery celebrated 25 years of trading and offers an all year round, ever-changing exhibition of traditional, contemporary and fine art paintings with works by over 80 artists from across Scotland.
Summer feelings SENTIMENTI di Estate (Summer Feelings) is Galleria Luti’s late summer exhibition, and celebrates the gallery’s third anniversary by showcasing some of their favourite artists’ work. Included in the prestigious line-up is painter Deborah Phillips, whose uniquely distinctive pieces invariably catch the eye when light picks up on the shimmering and glittery form of each painting.
GALLERIA LUTI 16 Ancaster Square Callander FK17 8BL Tel: 01877 339577 www.gallerialuti.co.uk
The gallery displays a wide and high quality range of affordable artwork in each of its four large, light rooms and throughout the year hosts a series of exhibitions by well-established artists. During July and the beginning of August there is a show of work by Brian Baxter, Sonas Maclean and John Wetten Brown followed by an exhibition of work by Dronma and John Nelson. September also offers a solo show by Georgie Young based on the theme of lace making in Darvel. All three shows will show colourful, innovative work by the artists and running alongside them will be mixed shows by gallery artists including sculpture, wood, jewellery and pottery. ABERFELDY GALLERY 3 & 9 Kenmore Street Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2BL Tel: 01887 829129 www.aberfeldygallery.co.uk
Also returning to the gallery, is favourite Alastair Laing, whose background in graphic design is evident in his geometrically formed pieces, Douglas Matheson with his signature free and fluid technique, the ever sough-after Peter Luti textural paintings, and the ‘stained-glass’ like pieces of Joe Smernicki, to name a few. Also showing in Sentimenti di Estate are highly skilled creative craft workers such as glass artist Robert Ryan, whose wall pieces have been incredibly popular throughout the early 2009 exhibitions, Mosaicist Duglad MacInnes with his strikingly bold Scottish slate and Venetian gold leaf smalti creations, ceramicist Sarah Perry and Callander-based felt artist Angela Harvey amongst others. Sentimenti di Estate runs from 11th July to 9th September 2009 - Tempo di Autunno (Autumn Time) runs from 12th September to 11th Nov 2009 Pot of Gold by Sonas Maclean
uptownart Spikes 2 by Charlie Macpherson
Lunar Energy by Keli Clark
Top glass NOW in its sixth year, Roger Billcliffe Gallery presents its bi-annual exhibition, the Summer Design Collection - an exhibition of dynamic and stunning sculptural forms in ceramic, metal and glass.
Mystic art KELI Clark is a self-taught artist living in Fife. She is known around Edinburgh, East Lothian and Fife for her varied work, which includes, Scottish landscapes and cityscapes, atmospheric mystical images and wildlife and murals. She is exhibiting new paintings and prints of ‘Mad March Hares’ at Funky Scottish, 41 Pittenweem High St, Fife until the 29th of July. This exhibition will also include works of East Neuk of Fife villages plus a selection of mystical landscapes. From the 1st of August she will also be exhibiting at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, East Lothian. The work on offer here will be of wildlife and local scenes. For the last five years Keli has been invited to sell her work at the Edinburgh Festival. She was delighted to be invited back again this year and will have her work on display on a stall on the Royal Mile - outside St Giles. Please look on her website under ‘latest exhibitions’ for further details.
The Design Collection exhibition is as much an exhibition of stunning works, as it is a buying opportunity. Collectors and discerning buyers of exceptional design and craftsmanship beat a path to the gallery to spot new talent and buy their desirable must-have exquisite pieces. Designers include Joan MacKarell, Daphne Krinos, Lilian Busch, Martyn Pugh, Disa Allsopp, Kevin O’Dwyer, Stacey Whale, Will Evans, Ray Walton, Jane Macintosh, Liz Tyler, Gerlinde Huth, Ulla Hornfeldt, Marion Autrum, Tom Rucker, Marianne Forrest, Ikuko Iwamoto, Amanda Notarianni and Charlie Macpherson. ROGER BILLCLIFFE GALLERY 134 Blythswood Street Galsgow G2 4EL Tel: 0141 332 4027 www.billcliffegallery.com
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Crail by Keli Clark
Ammonite by Amanda Notarianni
16 Ancaster Square Callander
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‘Goldenfield’ by Georgie Young
27 June - 6 August Brian Baxter, Sonas Maclean and John Wetten Brown
8 August - 11 September Dronma and John Nelson
12 September - 16 October Mon - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Georgie Young 3 & 9 Kenmore Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2BL,T: 01887 829129 OPENING TIMES: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm,Wed Closed, Sun 1pm-4pm
Loch Torridon, oil on canvas, 3ft x 4ft by Jonathan Shearer
18th July - 22nd August "ATMOSPHERE & LIGHT" Paintings by Jonathan Shearer A wide selection of other paintings and applied art are also on display. 32 West High Street, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4DL
Tel: 01764 656100
Exhibition of new paintings and prints including... Mad March Hares and Scottish Landscapes 1st - 29th July 2009
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At: Funky Scottish, 41 High Street, Pittenweem, Fife
Exhibitions can be viewed online at www.strathearn-gallery.com
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Reflections of Venice by Jennifer Irvine
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Hair stylist Tara Smith is regarded as the go-to girl for fabulous hair for magazines, film producers and high profile stars alike - her client list reads like an A-list who’s who! Tara has now introduced her new line, including TARA SMITH FEED THE ROOT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER, in natural and organic hair products - produced with earth friendly ingredients and made in the UK. Besides being ecofriendly (Vegan and BUAV approved, and easily recyclable thanks to all the elements of the bottle being made of one material) Tara’s collection is extremely purse-friendly and is available on the high street - www.tarasmith.co.uk
Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair. From the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. MAC have created a limited edition Naked Honey collection – including the multi-purpose, use everywhere NAKED HONEY SKIN SALVE formulated from organic beeswax, sunflower oil and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturises and helps recondition dry skin.
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RICH REWARDS INTENSIVE MOISTURE TREATMENT FOR SCALP AND HAIR repairs, protects and replenishes. Even the most damaged and unmanageable hair is left shiny, easy to comb and protected from environmental damage and the sun’s harmful rays. The scalp is soothed to help provide a good environment for healthy hair. This high performance conditioner contains hydrolysed wheat protein which helps to condition, moisturise and prevent over-drying to restore hair’s healthy look and feel. Yeast extract gently exfoliates the scalp’s surface to help maintain a healthy scalp condition.
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HAIR EXTENSIONS APPEAR TO HAVE A HUGE FOLLOWING AS WELL AS A FAIR OLD ARMY OF CRITICS - WHAT’S YOUR VIEW? For people who have thin or hard-to-grow hair I reckon hair extensions are like manna from heaven. They give instant volume and added length and when applied professionally should look fabulous. I’ve worked with hair extensions for more than 10 years now and the results I see are great.
IS IT REALLY A LONG, LABORIOUS PROCESS? For the client no… they just have to sit back, be pampered and spend the best part of three or four hours flicking through the latest glossies, sip coffee or a glass of wine and gaze longingly into the mirror and watch the transformation take place. A good salon should devote two extensions’ specialists to a client - it speeds up the process and a full head makeover can happen in an afternoon.
CLIP-ONS OR BONDS? The old adage that you get what you pay for comes into play. Clip-on extensions do what they say on the box - and they’ll look like clip-on extensions. OK for that special event when you want to create a one-night new look. There’s a high risk they’ll ping out or the clips will be seen. Specially bonded hair extensions will look so much more natural. The best bonding system I’ve come across is the cold fusion bond. It doesn’t use heat to apply the hair strands to your existing locks and so removes the damage factor that heat introduces. The bonds are more subtle and less visible and so the overall effect is more akin to normal hair.
ARE HIGHLIGHTS AN ISSUE? Colour matching is key to a first-class hair extensions job. There’s absolutely no reason why any current colour choice can’t be replicated via the new extensions. If a client is seeking different tones and highlights then the colouring should be done ahead of the colour matching and then the extensions will blend in perfectly.
Expert extensions Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole does them big style. Victoria Beckham was a huge fan before she got the chop. And a host of other celebrities have faked it when they’ve opted for extra long or thick hair. UPTOWN’S resident hair expert TAYLOR FERGUSON puts hair extension questions under the spotlight and reveals the secrets of those who want it thick and long… HOW REAL IS REAL HAIR? I’d always recommend investing in high quality real hair. It looks good. It feels good and it works well with the majority of clients. It will stand the test of time and take any amount of washing. We opted for Great Lengths as our supplier because they’re the best-known and the quality is always first-class.
DO THEY NEED SPECIALIST CARE AND ATTENTION? It figures that any client with extra long or extra thick hair is going to take longer to look after their hair at home. But the key aspect for well applied hair extensions is to treat them exactly in the same way as you treat your own hair. You can even use all your usual haircare appliances as normal when you’ve got hair extensions. Look at the variety of styles someone like Cheryl Cole can achieve. Like any hair extension client she knows that it’s business as usual for her even with the extra tresses.
CASH, CREDIT OR MORTGAGE EXTENSION? As I mentioned earlier you get what you pay for. I’ve seen clients in tears having spent a couple of hundred pounds having extensions put in elsewhere and they come to me for a rescue remedy. On average a half head of extensions which will add significant volume will cost around £450. A full head which makes a really striking difference in terms of volume and length - up to 65cms or 26 inches - will be anything from £850 upwards. The financial factor comes into play when you’re choosing how much longer and thicker you want your hair to appear.
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Sun kissed Summer seems to be coming and going from one shower to the next, however make-up artist and expert MAILIN HADDOW has decided to not let the unpredictable weather ruin her chances of a glowing sun-kissed tan!
Foolproof tanning I recently met with tan guru Nichola Joss - consultant to St Tropez - to get the lowdown on achieving the perfect home tan. Having bronzed the bodies of Kiera Knightley and Kate Moss, she was kind enough to share some of her secrets that even the least skillful tanners could pull off.
Have a sun-kissed summer I’m a strong believer in wearing sun protection I’ve seen the damage and ageing effects on skin as a result of over-exposure. But as much as lying out in the garden is blissfully relaxing on a hot afternoon, you have to ask if it’s really worth it in the end. I’ve been scouring the shops on my quest to find that golden glow and have come up with some fabulous alternatives. BOOTS SOLTAN ONCE FACE LOTION, £9.99, has a great SPF and applying daily will build a natural-looking glow. (Boots) If you don’t like to wear fake tan, KORRES’ WATERMELON TINTED MOISTURISER, £18, is a 3 in 1 moisturiser, sunscreen and oil-free make up base which saves the skin from product overload and is packed with vitamins. (Korres, Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow) LANCOME TROPIQUES MINERALE SMOOTHING BRONZING LOOSE POWDER, £32, is great for enhancing your tan. The colour can be built up but it still leaves skin looking really natural. It’s a talc-free bronzer made from natural minerals so it never looks powdery and no one will know you faked it! (Frasers, Boots, John Lewis)
1> Prep skin - exfoliate thoroughly the night before, concentrating on elbows, knees and ankles. Slather on moisturiser everywhere when dry. 2> Get ready to glow - shower with a perfume-free shower gel to remove any perfumes and deodorant the night before. Scrape hair back and moisturise hands, feet, ankles and knees while wearing gloves. 3> Mousse is easier to apply for novices - it absorbs instantly and is more visible during application. For a slightly darker tan, use a cream self-tanner. 4> Start from the bottom, working upwards towards the heart to help stimulate circulation. 5> Face - either use a facial tanning product or mix your self tan with moisturiser before applying to the face. 6> Leave your hands until last. Remove gloves, wipe the back of your hands on your bottom where you have already tanned (if you have used a cream tanner). If using mousse, put a small amount on the backs of your hands with a small amount of moisturiser and rub the backs of your hands together up to the wrists, and the underside of your wrist with the back of each hand. 7> Use a baby wipe over palms, nails, inside ears, over eyebrows, inside nose and over nails and cuticles. 8> Wear loose socks and pyjamas to bed. 9> Shower in the morning, applying lots of moisturiser everywhere. To ensure your tan looks good and lasts as long as possible, moisturise twice a day.
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Dance your way to fitness ‘Strictly’ fans who live within striking distance of the DANCE FOR ALL studio in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge area, can brush up on their expertise (or start from scratch) with two fantastic new summer classes; Street Jazz Exercise is a fun and energetic way to get fit, while Strictly American Smooth is for those who would like to follow in the footsteps of Fred and Ginger. Established by director Tracy Hawkes in 1985, Dance For All is a renowned dance school, a real hub of expertise you can dip into at any age or level. The autumn term starts on August 16 - check out the website at www.danceforall.co.uk or call 0131 226 5533 for details.
Health News Beverley Brown introduces us to the latest health benefiting products on the market.
Bee with it The current flu pandemic will be uppermost in people’s minds as we approach autumn and winter, the seasons when immunity-boosting vitamin D levels in the body decline due to the lack of sunshine. However, nature has a number of natural preventatives that may increase your odds for remaining fluless. One of the top contenders is honey; more specifically, MANUKA HONEY, from bees in New Zealand that feed on the indigenous manuka bush, which has been proven to have extraordinary anti-bacterial properties in addition to high levels of valuable minerals and enzymes. And some of the very latest honey products pack an even mightier punch….. First off is GREENBAY ACTIVE MANUKA HONEY, which is raw, organic and available in several different active antibacterial ratings, including one of +15. The Green Bay range also includes Manuka Honeysuckers (£3.99), the world’s first 100% pure organic manuka honey lozenges, which aside from soothing a sore throat, are an essential travelling companion. Suck these on a flight to offset the cabin’s dry airconditioned atmosphere and act as a barrier to minimise airborne bacteria and viruses.
Fast food Proving that fast food can be healthy, the new HOT STONE GRILL from Giles & Posner can be used indoors or outdoors to cook food quickly without fats or oils. The stone top seals and sizzles meat and fish instantly to keep them moist and tender without losing any of the natural juices and nutrients, while the grill underneath is perfect for bread and burger buns. Complete with recipe book and user guide, the Hot Stone Grill costs £29.95, www.gilesandposner.com
Available from Waitrose and independent health food shops or from Green Bay direct at www.greenbayharvest.co.uk Another new manuka honey about to be launched in the UK that’s creating an even bigger buzz is BERRINGA, which comes from Australia and is made by bees that feed on rare coastal ecosystems in sub-tropical Eastern Australia. Dubbed ‘super manuka', the potency of this antibacterial honey claims to have remarkable health and medical potential. Visit www.berringahoney.com.au to find out more about this amazing honey. Available from late August/September, initially in strengths of +12 (£9.99/250g) and +22 (£19.99/250g), scientists are currently studying the implications of a whopping +60 strength, a world first. Berringa is distributed in the UK by Science Pharma. Call 0845 658 8908 for stockist details.
How clean is clean? Given that 80% of infections are transmitted by the hands, the solution would seem to be to wash them much more frequently (and in between washes limit hand contact with your mouth and nose, the two easiest ways for viruses and germs to enter your body). However, handwashing on the move or in the course of a busy day is not always practical or even possible. Alcohol-free X3 CLEAN FOAMING HAND SANITIZER kills germs in less than 15 seconds and keeps your skin soft and moisturised as well as germ free. For stockists or to buy online visit www.ambemedical.com
Get ready to break a sweat
Why eat... avocado?
The new SWEATZ VEST looks like a bin liner but this is no ordinary plastic bag. Designed to be worn while you exercise or take part in sports by making you sweat more, which uses up more calories, the Sweatz Vest gives an extra boost to your workout by also increasing your metabolism. And while the perspiration lost is replaced as soon as you take a drink, the calories used to create the sweat stay off. The other difference between a Sweatz Vest and a bin liner is that the latter is made from potentially toxic waste materials you wouldn’t want next to your skin, while the Sweatz Vest is squeaky clean on all fronts - made from toxinfree 100% biodegradable polythene that isn’t harmful to humans or the environment. Wearing a Sweatz under your normal workout clothes has the same benefits as sitting in a sauna but as you’re exercising at the same time you’re burning more calories - twice the benefit. Better still, the vests are disposable; wear one and throw it away.
Recent research has revealed that 75% of the British population has never eaten an AVOCADO - which may have a lot to do with the popular misconception that avocados are high in fat and to be avoided at all costs. Yet the reality is that avocados are low in calories (half a medium-size avocado contains 161 calories, less than a couple of digestive biscuits), while the oils it contains are the ‘good’ poly and mono-saturated kind that are bursting with vitamin E.
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Dubbed the ‘Fruit of the Gods’, avocados are also packed with more vitamin B1, B2, niacin, folic acid, potassium and magnesium than any other fruits or vegetables, helping reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Legend has it Eve tempted Adam with an avocado (not an apple) and the fruit’s aphrodisiac effects are well documented. Avocados have a bland taste that goes with anything - try mashed avocado on toast in place of butter, chop or slice the fruit and add to salad, or for a quick and highly nutritious lunch mash half an avocado with the contents of a small tin of skinless and boneless wild salmon (pink or red) and pile on top of a rice cake for a mega nutrient hit. Mashed avocado is also a highly nutritious and convenient baby food. What’s not to love?
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Curcumin, the pigment that gives TURMERIC its deep yellow/orange colour, has been in the news of late for a variety of reasons. Researchers in America have discovered the spice most often associated with curry dishes plays a role in weight loss, after it was found mice fed a high-fat diet supplemented with turmeric showed a decrease in total body fat - and had lower cholesterol and triglycerides than mice that were not given turmeric. But turmeric’s health benefits do a lot more besides. Considered ‘holy powder’ in India where it’s used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine, tumeric has been used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems. Now studies have revealed the spice plays an important role in preventing the growth of tumour cells, improving digestion, and inhibiting inflammatory conditions such as joint and muscle pain and arthritis.
Many mums-to-be think they are doing the right thing by taking multivitamin supplements during pregnancy, however new research by scientists in the Netherlands has shown that vitamin E supplements taken during pregnancy can actually increase the risk of heart defects in babies. Earlier studies suggested antioxidant vitamin E has a protective effect against miscarriage and pre-eclampsia - but the latest research, in both London and Australia (published in The Lancet), suggest the reverse may be true. Professor Stuart Campbell, the obstetrician who pioneered foetal 3D scans, has called for the government to place a health warning on vitamin E after trials revealed it doubled the rate of stillbirths, led to low birth weight and increased health complications in the newborn. If your supplement includes vitamin E it might be wise to switch to one that doesn’t, like PREGVIT, which has been specially formulated in response to recent findings. Pregvit contains folic acid, plus vitamins and minerals designed to maintain good health before and after birth.
Turmeric is available in capsule form for people who don’t eat curries or spicy food.
Pregvit costs £4.95 per pack from ABC pharmacies or from www.ambemedical.com
THE LATEST NEWS ON... RESTAURANTS IN SCOTLAND SPECIAL
THE RUTLAND HOTEL A new boutique hotel in Edinburgh has recently been dubbed the ‘Most Exciting New Restaurant of the Year 2009’. The Rutland hotel is run by brothers Nic and Garreth Wood and it hosts a first floor restaurant with impressive views over the city-centre and Edinburgh castle as well as an award-winning bar. Following a recent £4 million facelift, the hotel re-opened last summer with the new contemporary, stylish and comfortable décor which has helped net a string of awards in the recent ‘Scottish Hotel Awards’ and the ‘Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards’. These include the most exciting new restaurant, rising star restaurant supervisor, best new Scottish hotel, Scottish hotel design award and the best bar award. The brasserie style restaurant puts a modern twist to traditional classics and head chef, David Haetzman, prides himself on serving innovative food without pretension. THE RUTLAND HOTEL 1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh Tel: 0131 229 3402, www.therutlandhotel.com
THE COURTYARD RESTAURANT THE Courtyard Restaurant in Perthshire is heading back to basics with a new menu designed to beat the doom of the credit crunch. The restaurant’s new ‘Back to Basics’ menu consists of local, fresh produce which the chef will cook up right in front of the guests in an indoor barbecue! The South African-born proprietor, Jake Schamrel, who moved to Perthshire eight years ago, says his slow cooking techniques and cylindrical indoor barbeques have always been a real talking point at The Courtyard. Highlights of the menu to choose from include local Perthshire rabbit loin with an apple and star anise puree on bean cassoulet with game jus or braised Perthshire lamb shank served on a rosemary scented broth with root vegetables topped with homemade tomato oil and sweet potato crisps. As well as the restaurant and brasserie, the Mains of Taymouth Country Estate boasts holiday cottages, apartments, mews style homes, stables and a golf course. THE COURTYARD RESTAURANT Mains of Taymouth Courtyard, Kenmore, Perthshire PH15 2HN Tel: 01887 830763, www.thecourtyard-restaurant.co.uk
MAINS OF TAYMOUTH Tel: 01887 830226, www.taymouth.co.uk
OPUS ONE OPUS One restaurant, within the familyowned New County Hotel in Perth, is enjoying adding more accolades and awards to their ever-growing collection. Having already been awarded a Silver Medal from EatScotland, they have more recently been awarded 2 Rosettes from the AA and a Platinum Plate Award from HotelReview Scotland. UPTOWN Art Director, Jen, was fortunate to experience dinner at Opus One recently and would describe her experience as “fine dining without the fine price”. She said: “The food was delicious - delightfully balanced and presented! The contemporary restaurant environment was elegant and relaxing while the staff were friendly and attentive.” She added: “Opus One offers superb value for money and I would recommend eating here to anyone planning to visit Perth.”
Enjoy either two courses on the lunch menu for just £15.95 or two courses on the dinner menu for £25.50. Both menus boast many delights for the palette and include dishes such as carpaccio of monkfish cured in a lime oil and served with rocket leaves and a caviar dressing to start, slow roasted belly of pork with braised red cabbage, truffled potatoes and a sultana and thyme jus to follow and pineapple and star anise mousse with roasted pineapple and green apple sorbet to finish. The New County Hotel and Opus One restaurant currently offer dinner, bed & breakfast packages from £59 per person. OPUS ONE The New County Hotel, 22-30 County Place, Perth PH2 8EE Tel: 01738 623355, www.newcountyhotel.com
OPUS ONE: UPTOWN TRIED, TESTED & RECOMMENDED!
HALDANES RESTAURANT THE award-winning Haldanes restaurant, set in Edinburgh’s New Town, has brought out a new seasonal lunch and dinner menu just in time for summer. The quirky basement restaurant has an excellent reputation thanks to a stream of accolades (including 2AA rosettes and the ‘Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for Wine List’) and has managed to attract the likes of Justin Timberlake and Mick Jagger! The restaurant serves up modern yet traditional Scottish cuisine with proprietor and chef, George Kelso, sourcing local produce from Scottish based suppliers. Highlights from the lunch menu include smoked salmon and Shetland crab roulade, Haggis bon-bons with a whisky sauce and beer battered fish with celeriac remoulade. From the dinner menu you can enjoy pan-seared breast of wood pigeon with
STRAVAIGIN STRAVAIGIN in Glasgow’s West End has recently won the reader’s award for The List’s Eating and Drinking Guide. The wellestablished eatery has also been included in six of the guide’s hit list recommended categories. The name Stravaigin means ‘to wander’ so it’s no surprise then that the food is sometimes experimental, sometimes classical, sometimes homely and comforting. The restaurant is known for serving fresh Scottish ingredients, yet head chef, Daniel Blencowe, hails from Adelaide in Australia and like many of his countrymen is very comfortable working with Pacific Rim flavours - from sparkling fresh sushi to aromatic Thai cuisine. The bar above the restaurant is the perfect hub for post-work drinks or a big night out, with the extensive drinks list that includes 17 wines by the glass, caskconditioned ale, spirits as diverse as cachaca, pisco, mescal, five gin varieties and premium vodkas as well as hand pressed fruit juices and in-house and seasonal cocktail lists. STRAVAIGIN Gibson Street, Glasgow Tel: 0141 334 2665, www.stravaigin.com STRAVAIGIN 2 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow Tel: 0141 334 7165, www.stravaigin.com THE LIQUID SHIP Great Western Road, Glasgow Tel: 0141 331 1901, www.stravaigin.com
butternut squash and pancetta served with a sticky red wine reduction or roast rump of Borders lamb with root vegetables served with a tarragon and oyster mushroom sauce HALDANES RESTAURANT 39a Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY Tel: 0131 556 8407, www.haldanesrestaurant.com
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Breakfast - from 9am Lunch - from12pm Dinner - from 6pm Hamilton's bar and kitchen 16-18 Hamilton Place Stockbridge, Edinburgh 0131 226 4199 www.hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk email@example.com
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Why not come and spend the day with us and bring some of your important clients or staff, and enjoy a fun filled and challenging Corporate Away Day at our beautiful Castle and Estate. For example, you could partake in team building exercises organised by our countryside rangers, or enjoy the stunning scenery around our Estate from one of our own horses. We can also organise trout fishing, clay shooting and golf.
Kelburn is in a commanding position beside a spectacular glen and waterfall, half a mile from the sea. It is also the perfect place for your dream Castle wedding, grand yet intimate, formal yet relaxed. Following the world famous Graffitti Art Project Kelburn is now the most colourfull castle in Scotland.
Kelburn Castle is the ideal place to entertain your corporate lunch or dinner guests, from drinks in the seventeenth century Drawing Room, to a meal in the Victorian dining room
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KIRROUGHTREE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, WIGTOWNSHIRE
UNWIND to the hypnotic sound of a Scottish loch lapping the shore, savour award-winning fine dining in luxurious surroundings, indulge in afternoon tea and Champagne in overstuffed armchairs or relax on the terrace with a glass of chilled wine and enjoy the spectacular views - these are just some of the exquisite pass-times to be enjoyed at many Scottish country hotels. Weâ€™ve hand-picked three fabulous destinations to whet your appetite...
Culloden House AT the time of the Jacobite rising in 1745-46, Culloden House was requisitioned by Bonnie Prince Charlie and used as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to the fateful battle on Culloden Moor on the 16th April 1746. Arriving at Culloden House Hotel you could be forgiven for thinking you had strayed into a majestic private estate. Today, this handsome Palladian country house stands in nearly 40 acres where guests are free to wander about the elegant lawns and parkland to enjoy the exceptional peace, tranquillity and majesty of the grounds. Once the breathtaking views have been absorbed guests are left in awe at the splendour of the lavishly furnished bedrooms where they will have what is sure to be a memorable stay. Many of the 28 spacious rooms have delightful features such as crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces. Enjoy an award-winning fine dining experience in the luxurious Adam’s decorated dining room. Adam’s plaster relief adorns the walls as well as the ceiling, providing an incredible backdrop to the crystal chandelier, which provides a centrepiece to the room. Guests can also dine in the Morning Room with its ancient fireplace and south facing view over the beautifully kept lawn. This room has a special warmth and intimacy all of its own. Culloden House is amongst the cream of fine dining in Scotland. The Chef carefully and lovingly prepares 5-course meals, using only the finest local Scottish produce. As well as their vibrant and ever-changing dinner menu Culloden House also offer a daily ‘Tastes from Scotland’ menu, including tartar of sea trout and smoked salmon with marinated cucumber, lemon and pepper oil, timbale of haggis, neeps and tatties and medallions of beef fillet coated with a creamed grain mustard sauce topped with whole shallots, chestnuts and bacon lardons. There are an abundance of visitor attractions within easy reach of the hotel - arranged championship golf, on-site tennis, croquet, fishing, clay and pheasant shooting, mountain climbing, skiing in season, horse riding and pony trekking to name but a few. The spectacular scenery, grand interior and excellent hospitality make Culloden House an exceptional location and would also make anyone’s wedding or special occasion a truly memorable experience.
TARIFF Bed & Breakfast: £175 - £375 prpn* Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: contact hotel for D,B&B rates (*per room per night - based on 2 people sharing) CULLODEN HOUSE HOTEL Culloden, Inverness IV2 7BZ Tel: 01463 790461 | www.cullodenhouse.co.uk
Kirroughtree House WHEN comfort and friendly staff are top priorities, look no further than Kirroughree Country House Hotel – a fabulous country retreat with elegant public rooms, luxurious and comfortable bedrooms and excellent food. The comfortable lounges are the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and mouth-watering canapés, whilst browsing over the evening’s menu. The oak panelled lounge has been sympathetically restored with beautiful oil paintings adorning the walls, opulent drapes and sumptuous sofas and armchairs. In addition, morning coffee and afternoon tea can also be taken in the Major’s Lounge, named after Major Armitage. Enjoy AA Rosette dining where the Chef’s pursuit of the finest of Galloway’s natural larder takes him to all corners of this unspoilt land. Mull of Galloway lobster, Cree salmon, Kirroughtree venison, Wigtown Bay wild fowl and Cairnsmore cheese are only some of the Chef’s delights. After dinner, savour a fine cognac or liqueur, coffee and petit fours over conversation or perhaps a game of bagatelle with fellow guests. Relax on the terrace on a sunny day with a glass of chilled wine and enjoy the spectacular views. Perhaps enjoy a game of croquet, or practice your short game on the pitch and putt lawn. The 17 bedrooms and suites range from the Regal Suite, originally built in 1890 as the library wing, through deluxe to standard rooms and boast panoramic views over the grounds and ancient forest down to the River Cree, which meanders towards the sands of Wigtown Bay. All of the rooms are spacious, with a generous sitting area, easy chairs and table. Fresh fruit and sherry await guests arrival, as well as tea and coffee. There is satellite TV for entertainment, while each bathroom is luxuriously furnished with fluffy bathrobes and towels. At certain times of the year the hotel is available exclusively for private functions, weddings and celebrations. The hotel also offers a selection of tailor-made packages for guests including Gourmet Weekend Breaks, Twin Centre Holidays, Golfing Breaks and Galloway Garden Breaks - visit their website for more details about these offers.
TARIFF Bed & Breakfast: £90 - £125 pppn* Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (2 nights): £100 - £140 pppn* (*per person per night - based on 2 sharing) KIRROUGHTREE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire DG8 6AN Tel: 01671 402 141 | www.kirroughtreehouse.co.uk
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“Stunning location, superb food, delightful accommodation and faultless friendly staff - a true Scottish gem that I already dream of returning to!” Jen McGuigan, UPTOWN Art Director
Taychreggan RESTING on the shores of Loch Awe in Argyll, the longest inland loch in Scotland, sits Taychreggan. Once a drovers inn it is now an idyllic Scottish country hotel which remains true to its origins, and continues to provide a friendly and welcoming retreat. Taychreggan guests can relax by a warm fire in overstuffed armchairs, dine in the award-winning restaurant and enjoy a glass of single malt whisky or Champagne in the bar, lounge or orangerie before making their way to one of the cosy and character-filled bedrooms or suites. Many of the 18 bedrooms and suites boast magnificent fourposter, or opulent king-size beds and exquisite bathrooms. Small yet memorable touches in the many of the bedrooms include window facing easy chairs and sofas to soak up the view, beautiful toiletries and bathrobes and a small decanter of sherry to enjoy in every room. South-facing windows provide many of the rooms with superb views of Loch Awe and the ancient surrounding hills. The breathtaking views can also be enjoyed from the restaurant and lounge areas. Whatever the weather, rain or shine, each window frames the stunning Scottish scenery as beautifully as an artist would a painting or photograph. The loch is only a few feet away allowing guests to meander down to the private jetty or discover one of the hidden benches - offering the chance of a few secluded moments alone or with a loved one. Head Chef, Alan Hunter, and his professional and dedicated brigade constantly strive to improve on the stunningly imaginative and beautifully presented menus; which have a contemporary and modern European theme. Utilising the abundance of fine Scottish home grown products, Taychreggan has achieved accolades and awards including two AA Rosettes. Enjoy a delicious five-course table d’hote meal of beautifully presented dishes such as slow braised spice belly of pork on buttered leeks with a soy sesame and chilli jus, baked North Atlantic halibut on a warm niçoise salad with sauce vierge and sticky date pudding, butterscotch sauce and hazelnut ice cream. Taychreggan is also an idyllic location for a wedding or special occasion where the professional and approachable staff can cater for small events or, for larger, offer exclusive use of the property.
TARIFF Bed & Breakfast: £52.50 - £131 pppn* Dinner, Bed and Breakfast - £96.50 - £174 pppn* (*per person per night - based on 2 sharing) TAYCHREGGAN Kilchrenan, By Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1HQ Tel: 01866 833 211 | www.taychregganhotel.co.uk
Champagne afternoons at One Devonshire Gardens. HOW VERY CIVILISED, HOW VERY DU VIN. I think. Therefore I du Vin.
FREE GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE* WITH AFTERNOON TEA OR LUNCH IN THE BISTRO *Excludes Sunday Lunch.
As the weather warms and the days get longer what better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing at One Devonshire Gardens with stunning food and a FREE glass of bubbly? Whether you lunch in the bistro or prefer afternoon tea simply quote ‘UPTOWN’ when booking to receive your complimentary Champagne upgrade. Thinking of lazy afternoon? The answer is simple and very civilised. There is only One Devonshire Gardens. There is only one du Vin. One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UX To book telephone
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RAVIOLI OF SCALLOPS, ROAST LANGOUSTINES, CHICKEN WING JUS Serves 4
12 scallops 12 langoustine tails, blanched and peeled 150g fresh pasta dough 2 egg whites 100 ml double cream Herb oil (see below) Chicken wing jus (see below)
INGREDIENTS - FOR THE CHICKEN WING JUS 4 shallots 1 carrot 1 leek (white section) 1 stick celery 1 sprig thyme 1 garlic clove 12 chicken wings 150ml white wine 300ml chicken stock 4 tblsp oil 50g butter
INGREDIENTS - FOR THE HERB OIL 2 x tblsp chopped chives 2 x tblsp chopped coriander 150ml olive oil Pinch of salt
INGREDIENTS - FOR THE AUBERGINE PUREE 1 Aubergine. Half garlic clove. Salt & pepper Olive oil
INGREDIENTS - FOR THE WILTED SPINACH 100g fresh spinach Butter Salt & pepper
METHOD - FOR THE CHICKEN WING JUS
• Heat the oil then add the vegetables and chicken wings and cook until golden brown and caramelised.
• Add the garlic and thyme and cook for another minute before adding the white wine. Bring to the boil and reducing for 2 minutes. • Add the chicken stock and bring back to the boil before simmering for 45 minutes. Pass the jus through a fine sieve followed by muslin then set aside. METHOD - FOR THE HERB OIL
• Blitz the ingredients with a hand blender to a smooth puree then pass through a fine sieve. Check seasoning then set aside. METHOD - FOR THE AUBERGINE PUREE
• Slice the aubergine in half lengthwise, score the inside with a sharp knife and brush with some salt, pepper and olive oil. • Chop half a garlic clove and place on the aubergine, join the two halves together and wrap in tin foil. Oven bake at 150-160 degrees for an hour. Take out the oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
• Scoop out the aubergine flesh and discard the skin. Place in a small pan and heat and stir to take out the excess water. Spoon the mixture into quenelle shapes to place on top of ravioli. METHOD - FOR THE RAVIOLI
• Puree 2 scallops and the egg whites with a hand blender. Add the cream and puree again before seasoning. Chop another 4 scallops and mix through the puree then refrigerate.
• Roll the pasta dough into a thin sheet and cut 8 x 8cm circles.
• Divide the scallop mixture between 4 of the pasta circles. Top each with another pasta circle before sealing the edges.
• Blanch the ravioli in boiling water for 30 seconds then refresh in iced water. Dry the ravioli and place on a tray lined with cling film. Brush each one with olive oil to stop then sticking before keeping them in the fridge until serving. METHOD - FOR THE WILTED SPINACH
• Take 100g of fresh spinach and put in a pan with a touch of butter, salt and pepper and heat lightly on a medium heat until it wilts. METHOD - TO SERVE
• Cut the remaining 6 scallops in half and warm the chicken wing jus. • Bring a pan of water to the boil and drop the ravioli into the water for 2 minutes.
• Place a non-stick pan on the heat with a little oil, season the halved scallops and langoustine tails and add the langoustines to the oiled pan for 1 minute to cook. Add the halved scallops and cook for 30-60 seconds on each side depending on the thickness. Drain scallops, langoustine and ravioli. • Whisk 50g butter into chicken wing jus and check seasoning.
• Place wilted spinach and 1 ravioli in the middle of 4 heated plates. Top each ravioli with a quenelle of aubergine puree and a fried bay leaf. Surround with 3 scallop halves and 3 langoustine tails and finish by spooning over the chicken wing jus and herb oil. 92
UPTOWN welcomes Ian McNaught, Head Chef at one of Scotland’s finest country retreats, Roman Camp Country House and Restaurant, who delights us with two delicious seafood recipes. ROMAN CAMP COUNTRY HOUSE AND RESTAURANT
Off Main Street, Callander, Perthshire FK17 8BG | Tel: 01877 330 003 | www.roman-camp-hotel.co.uk
LINE CAUGHT SEA BASS, TOMATO CONFIT, RISOTTO OF HERBS Serves 4
4 x 150g pieces of sea bass (skin on) Oil for frying 12 blanched asparagus tips 100g grated parmesan 4 tblsp olive oil
INGREDIENTS - FOR THE TOMATO CONFIT 6 firm plum tomatoes 50g butter 100ml olive oil 1/2 tsp crushed coriander seeds 1tsp each of basil, thyme and rosemary 1 garlic clove crushed
INGREDIENTS - FOR THE RISOTTO 60g butter 2 x shallots, finely chopped 200g carnaroli rice 100ml Noilly Prat (dry vermouth) 500ml chicken stock 500ml fish stock 2 tblsp mascarpone 50g grated parmesan
INGREDIENTS - TOMATO BUTTER 1 x punnet cherry tomatoes 1 x garlic clove 1 x Tblsp Basil Juice of 1/2 an orange 2 tblsp olive oil 100g butter
METHOD - FOR THE TOMATO CONFIT
METHOD - FOR THE PARMESAN CRISPS
• Place 4 lots of 25g grated parmesan on a non stick baking sheet in a line then bake for 5-7 minutes. • Roll around a wooden spoon before they set and store in an airtight box. METHOD - FOR THE RISOTTO
• Mix both the stocks and bring the stocks to the boil.
• Sweat off the shallots in melted butter and add the rice. Cook for one minute before adding noilly prat and cook until absorbed. • Gradually add the stock to the rice, stirring all the time. It should take about 15 minutes until the rice is al dente.
• Finish with Marscarpone, parmesan and check seasoning. METHOD - FOR THE TOMATO BUTTER • Liquidise everything together except the butter. Pass through a fine sieve 3 times.
• Put into a clean pan and bring up to about 70-80 degrees, do not boil, whisk in butter and check seasoning. METHOD - TO SERVE • Heat the oil in a pan and season the bass. Cook skin side down for 3-4 minutes then turn and finish cooking.
• Warm the risotto, tomato confit and asparagus tips in pans gently. • Place a neat mound of risotto onto each place and surround with the tomato confit and asparagus.
• Place the bass on top of risotto and drizzle with the tomato butter and olive oil, top off with a parmesan crisp, and serve.
• Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water, remove skin, half and remove seeds. • Melt the butter and olive oil then add the garlic, herbs and coriander seeds.
• Place the tomato halves on a tray and toss with butter and oil. Cook them in a very low oven for 1-2 hours, until soft but still holding their shape.
Photography courtesy of Roman Camp Country House & Restaurant
What’s on in Scotland GLASGOW & EDINBURGH
freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Glasgow Green to Edinburgh’s Victoria Park Tel: 01695 682 020 Email: email@example.com www.pedalforscotland.org
Where Tomorrow Begins: Reflections of Scottish Innovation Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen Tel: 0131 225 0718 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wheretomorrowbegins.com
13 SEPTEMBER 2009 ON yer bike! And join in with the 7000 other cyclists that take part in Scotland’s biggest annual bike ride. The mass ride begins in Glasgow Green and finishes at Victoria Park in Edinburgh. The 50-mile route takes you through country parks, historic castles and beautiful countryside. It’s a great way to enjoy Scotland’s beautiful scenery, and you’ll lose thousands of calories to boot. You don’t have to be super fit or have a fancy bike to take part – as the course is only as hard as you want it to be. And you’ll be glad to know there are rest stops every ten miles serving free food and drink to keep you going to the finish line. The bike ride’s official charity partner is Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, so riders are welcome to get sponsorship and raise some funds to help cancer patients. Entry fees cost £18 for adults and £10 for concession. All participants will get a starter pack, consisting of a T-shirt, entry number, sponsorship form, route details and all other info needed to join in.
Foodies sampling the fresh produce at the festival
BUTE eatBute Mount Stuart, Rothesay, The Isle of Bute Tel: 01700 503 877 www.eatbute.com
11 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2009
HAVE you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world without innovation or advancement? This touring exhibition aims to capture the spirit of innovation that is taking place in Scotland, thanks to its prestigious universities and colleges, who are paving the way in advancement through their research. The exhibition presents 40 thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer, Kirsty Anderson, and each visual reflects the extraordinary explorations carried out by Scotland’s world class universities. The aim of the exhibition is to provide the audience with a glimpse of how the things that we are discovering today will change our tomorrow. Examples of these discoveries that will help shape our future are: the slowing down of Alzheimer’s disease, the ability to fuel our cars with household waste and how our interior and clothes will be able to change colour with our moods! What can often appear opaque and dry in text, is here distilled into surprising, arresting and often beautiful images. Some venues may charge an entry fee, so it’s best to check with the venue for this information.
Image courtesy of Kirsty Anderson, Sunday Herald
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IF you love good food, then this event is for you. To mark Scottish food fortnight, eatBute celebrates the best of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced food. The idyllic island of Bute is surrounded by lochs that are teeming with fish and countryside that is dotted with cattle, so it comes as no surprise that there is an abundance of fresh local produce to enjoy. The event kicks off with a Bute Trail, touring the premises of some of the local industries, including Mount Stuart gardens and the Bute fabrics mill. A highlight of the weekend is the food and craft market that runs from 11am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, where local farmers, producers and suppliers join forces to showcase and sell an array of mouth-watering local treats. Keep a look out for guest chefs who will present a string of ticketed cookery demonstrations and interactive sessions for food novices or enthusiasts alike. Bute is one of the easiest of Scotland’s islands to get to; take a train to Wemyss Bay and then get the scenic ferry over to Rothesay for a fun weekend.
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8 – 12 SEPTEMBER 2009 NEIL Gunn is a novelist whose work, more than any other writer, captures the essence of Highland life. Gunn’s epic adventure story, The Silver Darlings, which was written in 1941, is one of the best-loved Scottish novels of the twentieth century. Set in the early days of the herring fisheries around the Scottish coast, it combines human emotion with stormy dangerous seas. This production brings the story to life and depicts the many poignant threads of the story: of a boy growing to manhood; of a man and a woman finding love in the face of tragedy; and of a community recovering from the Highland Clearances to forge a new way of life from the forbidding, unpredictable ocean. This spectacular tale is brought to the stage by the team who brought you another Scottish tale – Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song – along with awardwinning playwright Peter Arnott. This production promises to be a unique and exciting rendition of a Scottish classic just in time to celebrate the year of Homecoming.
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NOW in its 63rd year, this arts festival doesn’t need much introduction. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is always sure to delight, excite, challenge and entertain with its unique line-up of the world’s best in music, comedy, theatre, dance, opera and art. This year’s program is brimming with energy and inspiration and boasts a record 2098 shows this summer! As always, the Fringe covers everything from classic theatre to new writing, and your day can start as early as breakfast with shows such as Breakfast with Burns and Shakespeare for Breakfast. To mark the Homecoming this year, Scottish theatre is well represented by, amongst other offerings, two adaptations of the work of Dame Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and an adaptation of The Wicker Man. Personalities and celebrities return in their droves to the Fringe this year, from Denise van Outen (appearing in her one woman show, Blondes) to Clive James, Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Nicholas Parsons and even cricketing legend Henry Blofeld. Amongst many well-known names in the comedy section are Stewart Lee, Jo Caulfield, Daniel Kitson, Craig Hill, Jimmy Carr, Sean Hughes and Alistair McGowan.
DURING this week-long international festival, the streets of Glasgow will become alive to the sight and sound of pipe bands from all over the globe. There'll be an electric atmosphere in the city with some of the world's top piping talent performing alongside Scotland's finest home-grown artists, in many of Glasgow's world class venues and stunning outdoor spaces. George Square will provide the citycentre with a real buzz by staging free daily highlights. The National Piping Centre will be the festival's hub, hosting comeand-try sessions, as well as performances in the outdoor Street Café by some of the best piping folk combos, duos and groups. The festival week will climax with the World Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 15th August at Glasgow Green, the city's oldest park space. Following the day's intense competition and the crowning of the new world champions, the party atmosphere will continue at the After Worlds Shindig - held in honour of all of the competing bands. Many of the events are free to enter, but some charge an admission fee so it's advised to check with the website or venue for this information.
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