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Editors Letter Editor’s Letter As we slip into the first month of Autumn, you would hardly notice it considering the dreary summer we had. But while the weather may have let us all down, Lifestyle Monthly promises to lift your spirits with our fabulous season of events to get you into the party mood. This month we have our launch party of Liverpool Fashion Week, to be held on 22 September at Alma de Cuba. It’s a chance for all the models, make up artists, hair stylists, dressers, designers and retailers to come together and meet up ahead of the main event in October. If you have been living under a rock, and not heard, Liverpool Fashion Week is the biggest and the best fashion event for the north west, we have 5 days of catwalk shows and live entertainment. Expect the national media to descend on our wonderful city and embrace everything that is fashionable in Liverpool. It’s the hottest ticket in town - go to: www.liverpoolfashionweek.co.uk for details. September’s edition of Lifestyle magazine brings you an exclusive interview with the talented Craig Charles; poet, actor and DJ at our opening night party of Liverpool Fashion Week in Kingdom next month. We also chat to Tina Malone who is starring in Rita, Sue & Bob Too at St Helen’s Theatre Royal. We are fortunate to go behind the scenes of St Helen’s Rugby League Club and check out their new stadium. And while our magazine is stuffed with our round up of restaurant reviews, we are also looking forward to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival to tantalise our taste buds. Our magazine is growing every month, not only in size but also in readership. We are proud to be exclusively distributing in Lifestyles Fitness centre around the region as well as working with NHS in Sefton to have our magazines in clinics and surgery waiting rooms around the region, together with our usual drop off points. As always keep up to date at www. lifestylemonthly.co.uk There’s so much to celebrate this month so why not do it with Lifestyle? It’s the number one magazine for the region!

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Tina, 48, is an award winning actress who played Mo in Brookside but is probably best known as Mimi in Shameless. She will be filming the 9th series of Shameless as she prepares to tread the boards at the St Helen’s Theatre Royal.

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“How do I prepare for a live performance?”she ponders “Actually because I’ll be filming for TV every day I will just incorporate my stage performance.” She continues“I am a workaholic, I have OCD and I am Bi-polar, everything I do, I do to excess. It’s a good job I don’t take drugs.”

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Tina recently celebrated her first anniversary with her husband, personal trainer, Paul Chase whom she met at a fitness boot camp. Having been fitted with a gastric band, she has lost 7 stone and 4lbs and is on a personal mission to slim down to just 7 stone. She says that the pressures on being thin in show business have not affected her.

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Tina know she has been extremely fortunate to be in the enviable position of being offered scripts every week. As we speak she is in talks with ITV about a new project. She says,“I know I am lucky every day, but if there was one role I would love to ply and that ids Lady MacBeth. It isa dream to play her. I also watch films with Suzan Sarandon and think she has been given such sharp, pivotal roles which, my god, I would love to do, it would be amazing. I would also kill to work for Taratino or Scorsesse.Having said that, I am very happy where I am.”

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SEFTON PARK GAINS NATIONAL AWARD LIVERPOOL’S Sefton Park has been recognised as one of the most important in the country.

Not only has it been awarded a Green Flag but it has gained Green Heritage Site Accreditation which is sponsored by English Heritage and is given in recognition that it has achieved high standards in the management and interpretation of a site with local or national historic importance. Only about 50 parks throughout the country have been awarded this accreditation And the Sefton Park Palm House has retained the Green Flag Community Award which recognises high quality green spaces which are managed by voluntary and community groups. Sefton Park, which opened in 1872, has undergone a £6m transformation in recent years to recapture and reinterpret the features which made the park design so ground-breaking at the time. Its restoration involved the complete refurbishment of existing

watercourses, renovation of rockeries, a new play area and extensive planting. Many of the landmark features were also restored, including statues and the Eros fountain. The £3m restoration of the Palm House was completed in 2001. It is managed by the Sefton Palm House Preservation Trust. Councillor Tim Moore, said: “This is a wonderful achievement for the city with 18 parks and gardens being able to fly the Green Flag. “But, of course, it is particularly pleasing that the historical importance of Sefton Park has been officially recognised as has the community involvement with the Palm House. Sefton Park really is a jewel in our crown and is not just a magnificent park for Liverpool but it is regarded as a national treasure. “We are very proud of our parks and green spaces and I hope these awards will encourage even more people to visit them.”

MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE ARE RECRUITING PEOPLE FROM ACROSS MERSEYSIDE FOR THEIR LEASOWE LIGHTHOUSE ABSEIL. This event takes place on Sunday 25th September. Suitable for beginners or experienced abseilers, and open to anyone aged 14 and above, the abseil will be a dramatic drop of approximately 110ft with stunning views across the estuary. Community Fundraiser, Colette Byrne said: “We have a team of the best instructors who will instil confidence even in those participants who are scared of heights! It will be a fantastic event and well worth the effort just to take in the beautiful views.” For a registration form, please call Colette on 0151 801 1405 or email colette.byrne@mariecurie.org.uk The Marie Curie nursing service on the Wirral provides practical nursing care and support to people seriously ill with cancer in the comfort of their own homes. Last year, we launched a Wirral Nurse Appeal which aims to raise £120,000 to support our Wirral Nurses this year, every penny raised from Marie Curie events such as the Leasowe Lighthouse Abseil will go towards the Wirral Nurse Appeal. For further information please contact Colette in the fundraising team on 0151 801 1405 or colette.byrne@mariecurie.org.uk

COMING SOON – KNOWSLEY LEISURE AND CULTURE PARK An exciting new leisure and culture development in Knowsley will be opening it’s doors on 26 September. Based on Longview Drive in Huyton, world-class facilities will be available 7 days a week including 2 swimming pools, fitness suite, dance studio, 6 court sports hall, complete spa experience, as well as performance, events and conference facilities. In addition, an outdoor velodrome and BMX track will open later in the year. To find out more, arrange a tour or take advantage of our pre-opening membership offers, call the Get Active team on 0151 443 2200 today!

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Actors from Birkdale are being put through their paces during intensive rehearsals in preparation of Merseyside’s best loved musical - ‘Her Benny’ as it prepares to open on the Wirral in October The Warren Family from Carrwood Park consist of Dad Mark, Mum and professional musician Val, along with 13 year old James- who attends Birkdale High School and 10 year old James, a pupil at Farnborough Road. It’s the first time that Southport based writer and director Anne Dalton has taken her award winning musical ‘Her Benny’ onto the Wirral. Her Benny will be at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port from 12-15th October 2011.

BOLD STREET FESTIVAL 24-25 September The annual Bold Street Festival, organised by traders and City Central BID, is back bigger and better than ever before with entertainment for all on one of Liverpool’s hippest shopping streets. There will be masses of stalls as well as an art market and vintage fair at Leaf Tea Shop and yet another Guinness World Record attempt at the world’s smallest nightclub. Cafés, restaurants, bars and shops will supply you with fantastic offers, discounts and freebies Ged Gibbons, Chief Executive of City Central BID, said: ‘’The Bold Street Festival is a very special event and to have it over two days will simply double the fun for everyone. Its programme perfectly captures the street’s bohemian spirit and has a great European vibe which families love.


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ctor, poet, writer and DJ CRAIG CHARLES is a a very busy man who took time out of his hectic schedule to chat to us about his forthcoming Djing set at Liverpool Fashion week next month. What are you looking forward to the most about liverpool Fashion Week? I like clothes, I like to look snappy and I like well made clothes so I will be checking out all the new styles on the catwalk. But if I am perfectly honest, the thing I am looking forward to the most is my gig. I am very selfish and I love Djings and playing my music. I love my music, I love the hip vivbe and it goes really well with the fashion element. I can’t wait for people to dance to what I play. Did you think Red Dwarf would ever become the cult status that it has achieved? Never. We thought it was a quaint little BBC comedy that we would do a series or two and then move on. I can’t believe it was 25 years ago! Last week I was at a Red Dwarf Convention and there were 10- and 11 year old kids living Red Dwarf and I was thinking,“You weren’t even born when I was in it.” Clearly the mums and dads have passed on their love of the programme. Tell us about the news series of Red Dwarf. It’s going to relight the fire. We’re filming six half hour episodes, it will be the same costumes and some new ones. Each episode will be a stand alone with their own story rather than a continuation of stories through the series. We’ll be travelling through space having a laugh.

programmes I made such as Robot Wars, that was groundbreaking stuff.And I have to pinch myself when I think I am in Corrie, to be in part of a national institution. I am incredibly lucky, I know that, I love my job and my hobby of Djing, I love everything, my house, my kids and my lovely wife. I am a very lucky man. Do you want your children to follow in your footsteps? I will encourage my children to be whatever they want to be. My son is a brilliant musician, he is 23 and brilliant . He is writing his first album now. My two daughters are very academic… I just want them to be happy. What is it like to be on the set of Coronation Street. Not a day goes by when I am not set and I have to say to myself,“I’m in Corrie.” This is very special and I have made a lot of friend, in particular Simon Gregson is my best mate. Corrie is something I watched as a kid, I never dreamt that I would actually be in it. Do you hang out with the cast? Yes we are all very close and it’s easier to go out as a crowd and get gawped at collectively.Then if someone gets drunk and falls over your snapped together and you help each other out,

What are you working on now? I feel very lucky to be working. I’ve got Corrie, Red Dwarf and I am Djing every weekend. I’m trying to get sacked but no one will let me go. But I appreciate it, I really do. I’ve been working a long time, I started in TV when I was 17 and I’m 47 now. That’s 30 years of being on TV and still going, I am very lucky. Some people don’t last a series. Do you like being recognised on the street? It’s mixed blessings really then it’s nice for people to come up and chat to you but then mobile phone cameras are the bane of my life. I hate it when I am having dinner in a restaurant with my wife and I turn round and people are taking pictures. I hate that. Would you ever star in a reality TV show? Never. I am an actor and I have trained for this. It is another bain of my life when someone goes on a reality TV show and the next minute they have a part in Eastenders or something.You just need to goon TV for five minutes, humiliate yourself and get a series.

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What is your proudest achievement? My three children without a doubt. I am proud of lots of things though, I am proud of the work I do, I like doing the stuff I am doing, I like the

How is our autobiography coming along? Well I have written it but it’s not been published. My agent says I can’t because it is too hardcore and rock the boat. It’s something to put out later when everyone’s dead. What’s the best advice you have been given? My dad said,“Live on your potential before your 30 and live on your achievement afterwards.” It gives you good scope to make mistakes and learn from them. What are your plans for the future? Well I am doing the festival circuit with my music, I am doing a lot on the radio- I love the radio- I am doing a Craig Charles no sleep til breakfast 12 hour gig, then I leave Corrie in a huge storyline, go


What do you spend your money on? I don’t spend my money, my wife does! She buys most of my clothes.To be honest my biggest expense are the kids school fees.They go to a very good school.

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CRAIG CHARLES Will be playing at Kingdom Liverpool on Tuesday 18th October, tickets are £10, book at

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Tina was keen to get involved with the stage production. Playing the wife, Michelle, she says, “I am very choosy about the roles I play but I did this for a number of reasons. One is that I have worked with the director on Brookside, so I feel safe and comfortable with her. And the producer is a consummate professional whom I have great respect for. Plus I also get to act with my daughter which is a fabulous opportunity. “Rita, Sue & Bob Too is as prevalent now as it is in the 80s. Back then there was the recession and now we have what I call The Depression. It is very relevant. Just like the classics in social trends like, Rising Damp, RS&B Too has very graphic social issues. It is poignant, sad and unfortunately shows a way of life that is progressing.”

TINA MALONE Talks to editor, Amanda Moss, ahead of her stage appearance at St Helens Theatre Royal where she appears in the stage production of Rita, Sue & Bob Too.

Tina, 48, is an award winning actress who played Mo in Brookside but is probably best known as Mimi in Shameless. She will be filming the 9th series of Shameless as she prepares to tread the boards at the St Helen’s Theatre Royal. “How do I prepare for a live performance?”she ponders “Actually because I’ll be filming for TV every day I will just incorporate my stage performance.” She continues“I am a workaholic, I have OCD and I am Bi-polar, everything I do, I do to excess. It’s a good job I don’t take drugs.” Tina recently celebrated her first anniversary with her husband, personal trainer, Paul Chase whom she met at a fitness boot camp. Having been fitted with a gastric band, she has lost 7 stone and 4lbs and is on a personal mission to slim down to just 7 stone. She says that the pressures on being thin in show business have not affected her. “I am 5ft 1 and was always overweight. I was always cast as the Roseanne Barr, I have always played fat birds. I have been in Brookside, 12 films, the National Theatre and Shameless. I have been lucky to act alongside the greats such as Ricky Tomlinson and Pete Postlethwaite but it was never about me feeling pressure to be thin. The bottom line is that if you overeat you get fat. There is no other excuse. And being bi polar was a great excuse for me to have my head stuck in the biscuit tin. Now, for the first time in my life, I want to be 7 stones, to be thin in myself and also next year I want a baby, I am having tests for IVF and I would give it all up now if I could have a baby.” Tina knows she has been extremely fortunate to be in the enviable position of being offered scripts every week. As we speak she is in talks with ITV about a new project. She says,“I know I am lucky every day, but if there was one role I would love to play and that is Lady MacBeth. It is a dream to play her. I also watch films with Suzan Sarandon and think she has been given such sharp, pivotal roles which, my god, I would love to do, it would be amazing. I would also kill to work for Taratino or Scorsesse.Having said that, I am very happy where I am.”

Tina Malone will be appearing at St Helens Theatre Royal in Rita, Sue & Bob Too from Wednesday October 12-Sunday October 16. For more details visit www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com

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ancelyn Theatre Supplies was founded in 1971 in Oxford by Scirard Lancelyn-Green, whilst he was studying at Oxford University. Scirard had a keen interest in local amateur dramatics and educational venues and hence Lancelyn Theatres Supplies was set up to furnish both hire and sales possibilities.

London designer, Izanagi, is looking forward to showcasing their A/W collection at Liverpool Fashion Week. We caught up with them to have a sneek peek at what we can expect on the runway..... WHO ARE YOU? Izanagi is a fresh new fashion label who lives and breathes the ethos of individuality. Izanagi is about taking real high-end handmade quality fashion to another dimension. We make the unusual look amazing whilst ensuring that styles are suitable for all occasions. WHO STARTED IZANAGI? Izanagi blossomed from two individuals who wanted success and achievement in the fashion world together. When one decided that it was no longer what they wanted, Our founder strived on alone. WHY DIDYOU DECIDE TO BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER? At Izanagi we do not claim to be Fashion designers, we are creators as well as an online fashion retailer.

They have a long history of installation and service work, and are proud to be one of the very few companies in the industry who have enough installation and service work consistently to maintain a fully employed installation team all year. Our retail shops based in Oxford and the Wirral, are fully stocked with all your needs for Make Up, Special Effects, Pyrotechnics, Audio, Lighting, and Scenery. Our experienced sales staff will be happy to help with any queries you may have. We also offer a large selection of reference books for actor/ actresses, make up, costume, backstage and dance. Our Oxford retail shop is open Mon-Fri 0900am - 05.30pm & Sat 0900am - 1.00pm and our Wirral branch is open Mon 8.00pm-6.30pm, Tues-Thurs 9.00am-5.00pm, Fri 8.00am-6.30pm & Saturdays by appointment only, telephone Paul Cook (Branch Manager) 07968928797. Shortly after establishing the company, Scirard inherited his families’ estate in Bebington in the Wirral. It is on this estate that our North West branch now operates from.

TELL ABOUT THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME? Izanagi is from an asian influence, the story is about creation, love and loyalty. This element is a valuable part of what izanagi is about.

The company has remained a Sole Proprietorship for 36 years, under Scirard, who incidentally is a Lloyds name, but now comprised of two branches; one at Oxford and the other at Bebington.

WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE FASHION WORLD? There are some very talented and fantastic designers in the fashion world however Izanagi is about being different, showing and designing indiviuality.

It is unique within the Industry that Scirard’s ancestry can be traced back to the same address for 924 years!

WHEN ARE YOU LAUNCHING? We are working very hard to set up Izanagi no matter how small or large the task we are maticulous on detail and therefore we hope to launch November/ December 2011 or early 2012 WHAT CAN WE EXPECT AT LIVERPOOL FASHION WEEK? As a new label, as you can appreciate we do not have a full product range, You can expect to be amazed with hoodies from our High End Collection which take up to 28days to make on order and from inspired market trends with our High Street Collection. WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS FOR THE HIGH END COLLECTION AND WHO IS INVOLVED? Izanagi currently provides services to footballers, music artists and high networth clientele. In addition we have Model and Music Artist Junior Desai who is the face of Izanagi menswear alongside contestant of Britains Next Top Model Oliviyah Stevens who is our face of womenswear WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT LIVERPOOL FASHION WEEK? Izanagi commisioned working closely with Karl Fisher VIP PR. Fantastic services from the moment we were approached.

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Lancelyn Theatre Supplies was established in 1971. They have been supplying and installing quality education and professional drama and theatrical equipment for 40 years and will be supplying the full stage management to Liverpool Fashion Week for the second consecutive year.

Project and Installation Lancelyn Theatre Supplies has a long history of installation and service work. Ranging from primary schools through to Universities and Specialist Theatre Schools. They design much of their own work, based on commonsense and practicality, they listen to and work with drama, premises & management staff, architects, consultants, builders and electrical contractors. They are keen to work also with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure they get the right products at the right level of complexity and price to do the job. They are NICEIC approved and have been inspected and approved annually since. They also belong to the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) – specifically interested in safety issues relating to theatrical installations. PLASA (Professional Lighting & Sound Association) – Corporate members. Guild of Master Craftsmen – this organisation takes up references but carries out no audits.

Tel: 0151 334 8991 | Visit: www.lancelyn.co.uk

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Head of Make up for, Liverpool Fashion Week and Lifestyle Monthly’s Beauty Editor

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t's all go ready for the fabulousness of Liverpool Fashion Week and with A/W 2011 just around the corner (yes I know - sshhh!) we all need to know what to wear on our faces and how to follow the trends (well we already know what's going in the wardrobe), so this month I've decided to showcase some charts of what you can expect down the catwalk at fashion week with the help of Victoria Hooker of ProChart......... There has long been an absence of make-up from the last couple of seasons, however this year it's back with a bang with full on glamour that's got a twist. Nods are given to the siren like '40's, swinging '60's, jewel tones and dominatrix, there is a clear set of rules that makes it easy with double acts. THE trend to follow is a grown up, contemporary Marlene Dietrich inspired look with dewy skin, no eye liner - instead soft brown and golds blended away towards the brows with pared down lashes and a glossy cherry red lip that is pure 2011.......complete with matching nails as seen at Gucci, DVF and Ungaro. Chanel, Fendi and Zac Posen showed metallic eyes with layers of iridescent pigment using cream formulations so no messy fall outthink holographic and texture, flawless skin with lips being kept semi-matt as this is a lip AND eye look. AT Cavalli, D&G, and PPQ the '60's hit town with a winged glossy eye, nude lips and doe eyed lashes - think Leighton Meester or Reece Witherspoon. Brows were well and truly back on the scene with a squared off bold, almost boyish look seen at Burberry, Michael Kors and Prada - Keep your skin minimal with this look to stay on trend. And for those of us that thought we were all on trend, well it appears we've been wearing our blusher in the wrong place....... Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs showed us how to amend this however - blush is now worn low on the cheek to the jawline giving a more natural and womanly flush - top tip.... use a cream texture for a seamless finish. Also this month I was lucky enough to attend the Jacques Townhouse Launch and meet the so gorgeous Keisha Buchanon who is the face of Jacques cider. This is the first year in Liverpool, being already established in London. For those not in the know, the Townhouse is a girlie haven that's open for 10 days a year and you can have your make-up, hair, nails done; dress up and have your photo taken or even have a drink in the bar complete with lush cupcakes. You are treated to the most amazing of experiences with Mr. Flowers (the head butler) meeting you upon arrival and presenting you with the key to the bar!! Certainly look out for it next year as by the time we go to print it will unfortunately have finished, though I for one wish it would stay all year long! This is just a taste of what to expect to see on the catwalk so don't forget your tickets. For any further information on these or any other looks please email me (dibelleza@yahoo.co.uk) or Facebook me (Jennie MUA Freedland).

Stay GORGEOUS!! Credit: www.prochart.co.uk

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Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is set to return to Liverpool Food and Drink Festival on September 3rd and 4th. Back in 2009, Michelin star-winning White charmed more than 30,000 visitors by signing autographs and copies of his books, speaking to local chefs and sampling an array of different cuisines. Marco has also recently teamed up with family brewery JW Lees to launch a new beer brand called the Governor, which Liverpool Food and Drink Festival visitors will be able to try while they make their way around the festival site at Sefton Park. His Lancashire based restaurant, The Swan Inn, will also be exhibiting. He said: “The last time I attended Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, everyone was so welcoming and the food and drink on offer was to an extremely high standard. I liked the fact that some people who may not have the opportunity to go to some of the restaurants on a regular basis, were able to head to Sefton Park and try the food that they serve. “I’m delighted to be attending once again and the great thing about events like this is that they inspire people to cook and to eat well.” Marco will join a host of top television chefs at the event, now in its fourth year, including MasterChef’s John Torode and Birkenhead born star Simon Rimmer, who will both be demonstrating their culinary skills in the festival’s ever-popular Celebrity Chef Theatre.

As part of Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, more than 400 people will descend to Sefton Park to enjoy a selection of German beers, traditional German food including Schnitzel, Goulasch and Frikadellen, and entertainment in the form of a Bavarlan-style Oompah band, which will play a selection of foot stomping, thigh slapping German tunes.

The event is open to anyone over 18 years old and takes place on Tuesday, Denise Harris, MD of SK Events who are organisers of the event, said: “It is September 6th at 7pm until 11pm. fantastic that Marco wants to return and he has become a great friend of Tickets are priced £5, which includes a free pint of beer on arrival. the festival. He’s currently playing such a big role within the city’s food and drink sector so it seems very fitting that he is involved once again.” Buy your tickets now at: The Shipping Forecast, 15 Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BW For more information visit the website For more information visit www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

Opening Times: Saturday 10.30 – 18.00 / Sunday 10.30 – 17.00. Daily Entry for adults is £4 (if tickets are bought online prior to the event) or £5 on the day. Children under 14 are free.

Businesses across the city are calling on their most loyal customers to vote in the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival Awards. Categories for the 2011 awards include Liverpool’s Favourite Producer, Favourite Independent Cafe/Coffee Shop, Liverpool’s Favourite Restaurant and Liverpool’s Favourite Bar or Pub. As well as support from the Liverpool Daily Post, the event has secured sponsorship from any array of local businesses including Brown Turner Ross, Rhubarb & Custard, Beer Cellars and The De Vere Group. To cast your vote visit: www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/the-awards


Liverpool’s favourite Mexican Restaurant

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The menu included familiar Mexican dishes such as burritos and fajitas and the like – however Yvonne and I opted for something a little different. For main I had a medium rare T-bone steak, served with fries mixed vegetables and a beautiful garlic mayonnaise. Savina’s unique marinade really brings the meat to this steak alive. ….. thank god I’d starved myself all day. Yvonne opted for grilled prawn and chorizo skewers, which were both succulent and very tasty – these were served with salad and option of rice, potatoes or chips. We also shared a chicken nacho supreme, the flavours of the guacamole, sour cream and grilled chicken topped with cheese were exquisite. Once again, we had eaten so much we could only share a pudding; we opted for a quebradazo! A home-made desert; white and milk chocolate wrapped in a sweet tortilla, then baked and served hot with vanilla ice cream all washed down with an eclipse coffee.

Nestled amid some of the best restaurants in the city serving food from around the globe, Savina Mexican Restaurant on Duke Street is a real asset to this proliferate area of Liverpool. I was joined by my wife Yvonne and daughter Nancy. On arrival, you could tell that we were in for stylish and sophisticated delight unlike the “Tex-Mex” style experience you would have usually associated with Mexican eateries. We were greeted by head waiter Matty, who served us a selection of drinks from the tastefully decorated minimalist bar and offered us the menu with a choice of starters. Shortly after ordering, our starters were served. Nancy had What a great friendly establishment Savina is, a nachos platter with a side order of fried rice; beautifully decorated in red, cream and oak. two clean plates spoke for themselves. I opted The staff were always pleasant and great with for the spicy chicken flauta, it’s a traditional dish children. Chris, the owner should be proud of of chicken, smokey sausage, baked in a tortilla what he’s created with Savina on Duke Street, Lifestyle Monthly red hot world review feature:Lifestyle Monthly Gerard feature till golden brown complemented with sweet Marks out of 5 - is 5. Great big hot jalapeño chilli jam. Yvonne went for a chilli beef tacos - peppers. both starters were devoured.

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ou will find Red Hot World Buffet upstairs in Liverpool One, make sure your wearing expandable pants and you have finished all your shopping before you head for something to eat here, it’s an all you can eat buffet with dishes- as promised- from all over the world, ranging from Japanese, Chinese, Cajun, Tex Mex, Italian, Thai, Indian as well as English, you certainly wont be moving about much for at least the next 24 hours after dining here.

There's a long meandering bar which acts as the buffet and, as the name of the place suggests, it’s organised by country. Imagine the all you can eat buffets that are available in Las Vegas and you won’t be far wrong. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, selection, and abundance of food. Each station has a dedicated chef waiting to make you a fresh dish on demand from

noodles to pasta to tandoori with freshly backed pita, so even the pickiest of picky eaters won’t have much to complain about. Finally it was time for dessert, I didn’t expect much, but oh boy was I wrong. I stood in awe as I took in the cornucopia of sweet sugary desserts. There was shelf upon backlight shelf of tiny individual delights to choose from, I felt as if I had won the golden ticket tour of Wonka’s chocolate factory. The only problem here is what to choose, from dainty cheese cakes to oozing tiramisu to bubblegum flavoured ice cream covered in hot chocolate sauce, the visit was worth this station alone, and defiantely should not be missed!

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CELEBRITY CHEF AIDEN BYRNE

said he is “coming home” with the launch of his third ByByJoy restaurant, The British Grill. JoyLewis Lewis

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he Kirkby-born chef, who made his name as head chef at the Dorchester Grill, who incidentally at the tender age of 22 was the youngest chef to win the Michelin Star, has teamed up with Macdonald Hotels to launch his latest venture at the newly refurbished Craxton Wood Hotel. by Joy Lewis

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Where did your interest in cooking stem from? I was really fortunate to fall in love with cooking while I was at school and it stuck with me ever since – that was a long time ago now mind! What made you choose Craxton Wood for your latest venture and why a British Grill? Craxton Wood is a bit of a sleeping giant, it was once "the" place to come. And I believe there is no reason why it shouldn't get back there. The reasoning for choosing a British Grill is because the phrase "Grill" appeals to a bigger market and it is the larger market that we are targeting, we think that good food should be available for everyone, all purses. What is it about The British Grill that makes you proud to put your name to it? That ones easy, the restaurant was designed by my lovely wife and I, so the style and the food has really got our stamp on it. The British Grill has all the true classics that customers recognise and feel comfortable with. If our customers feel comfortable and happy, we feel happy, and everyone’s a winner! What’s the atmosphere like at the British Grill? Well, It’s inevitable that a hotel restaurant will have the feeling of being formal. However our job is to break down any feelings of pompousness and welcome people into the hotel/restaurant with open arms and make our customers feel at ease, but at the same time giving them the best service we physically can, making each guest feel the most important in the room. I have been told you use a special grill? Yes, it’s called the Josper Grill, which is basically an indoor BBQ, that needs stoking up with fresh coals all day long. The flavour that it gives the British Beef and the whole stuffed sea bass can not be compared to food that has been cooked conventionally in an oven. What type of food can the diners expect? Of course, like with all of our restaurants, regionality is very important to us, we rely on local customers so it‘s only right that we support local businesses. The choice of foods varies quite a lot, but in a nut shell we are cooking Great British dishes the way they should be cooked, with pride and dignity. You are famous for British Classics made with a twist, where do you get your inspiration from? My style of cooking has evolved from working with some of the best chefs in the country and earning a Michelin Star twice myself in the past (so I would say my back ground is purely fine dinning) but owning The Church Green and The Collingwood I have learned to listen what people actually want to eat, so my love and desire to cook British classics has stemmed from this really. What is it about the British Grill that will make it stand out? Craxton Wood was once a serious family gathering and dining destination and that is something that I am working so hard to re-establish. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel here, we are simply trying to cook the dishes that people want but cook them correctly.


WIN THE GOVERNOR GOODIES To celebrate Marco Pierre White attending the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival this year, to showcase his new ale The Governor, there’s a prize on offer. There’s a signed copy of his latest cook book Marco Made Easy up for grabs, as well as a case of The Governor bottled ale (12 x 500ml bottles).

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question:

The Governor ale is named after which family pet of Marco’s?

A) A Greyhound

B) A Labrador

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Send your entries to editor@lifestylemonthly.co.uk with the word GOVERNOR in the subject box, with your full name and address Entrants must be 18 years or over. The closing date is 20 September. The winner will be notified by email and the editor’s decison is final

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Enjoy Autumn on the waterfront on the sunny rooftop terrace of Matou. Matou is the city’s premier pan Asian restaurant, in the best possible riverside location on the top floor of the Pier Head terminal. Overlooking the river, the Pier Head, the new Liverpool Museum and the Three Graces, diners enjoy spectacular views on all sides. Matou provides the ultimate in fine dining, merging dishes from the Far East including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China and includes a tempting selection of signature fusion dishes.


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GIVE YOR BODY A HEALTH MOT THIS AUTUMN WITH SOME SUPER CITRUS RECIPES GRAPEFRUIT - A DAY TRIAL REVEALS STRIKING RESULTS Eating one grapefruit every day for as little as two weeks can noticeably improve appearance and overall vitality, according to a new trial carried out in the UK. The study, commissioned by the South African Citrus Growers Association, asked 65 women to rate aspects of their appearance and overall wellbeing - including skin, hair and weight, concentration and energy levels – before and after incorporating one grapefruit into their food intake each day for a fortnight.

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recipe by Sophie Michell Chef Sophie Michell has developed a selection of deliciously refreshing recipes – all featuring South African grapefruits. Whether your planning a picnic or hosting a dinner party, these recipes are sure to impress. South African grapefruits are in season from May through to October. Look out for varieties such as Marsh, Rosé and Star Ruby – which don’t require extra sugar as they are naturally sweeter than other varieties.

MINCED CHICKEN SALAD WITH CORIANDER, LEMONGRASS AND PINK GRAPEFRUIT

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75.4% of those who took part in the panel said they would

two weeks their hair 70.8% felt more comfortable with their body and noticed a change to their overall appearance continue to eat grapefruit either everyday or most days

Chef and author Sophie Michell took part in the South African Grapefruit Challenge*, and said:“Having done it myself, I’m not surprised to see that the majority of panel found that eating a grapefruit every day had a beneficial effect on how healthy and attractive they felt. “Grapefruit is no longer regarded a 1970s bitter fruit, that needs sugar adding.Modern varieties, particularly the red Star Ruby, are naturally sweet, and still taste great either fresh or as an ingredient. These results are another great reason for people to eat this delicious fruit.” For more information and results from this study – and to see verbatim quotes from the people who took part in this study, please visit: www.sagrapfruitchallenge.com 29

“This is my take on a classic Thai dish. It has all those wonderful elements of hot, sweet and sour and is a fantastically healthy dish too. Serve it as a light lunch or starter or as part of an Asian feast” Sophie Michell Serves 4, as a starter or light lunch Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS: 4 chicken breasts 4 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 red chilies, deseeded 1 stalk of lemongrass 1" piece of ginger, peeled 2 kaffir lime leaves, stalks removed (optional) 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil 1tbsp fish sauce 1tsp sugar 2 spring onions, chopped 2 pink grapefruit (one for juice and one for segments) Juice of 1 lime Small handful of fresh mint Small handful of fresh coriander 2 Little Gem lettuces, to serve Method: 1. Firstly blitz the lemongrass, garlic, chili, ginger and lime leaves together.Then take out of the blender, and add the chicken and blitz into small pieces. 2. Heat up the oil and add the blitzed aromatics, and then the chicken, cook for 5 minutes, then add the fish sauce, a squeeze of grapefruit and lime juice, sugar and season. 3. Continue cooking for 5 minutes add the onion, cook for another minute then take off the heat and cool.


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The Wirral Kaleidoscope with Inn Schmitt

The busy Wirral is the place to be. A peninsula with a very special touch and feel. Unique and extravagant but still down to earth. In our monthly Kaleidoscope, we introduce you to local businesses and people who are helping to make this area so special.

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN TRICHOLOGICAL PRACTICE Well, you might not know Philip Kingsley but it was actually him who coined the phrase“Bad Hair day”and he is the world's most respected authority on hair and scalp health. Past and present clientele include politicians, royality and celebraties like Audry Hepburn, Sir Laurence Olivier, Renee Zellweger, Lucy Liu and Kate Winslet who he has treated at his London and New York clinics. In 1997 Philip created Philip Kingsley Products and based the range on working with hair textures rather than the prevailing standard of normal, oily or dry. Elasticizer and Swimcap are the range's hero products and his concept is widely accepted as the standard by which the hair care industry approach hair care formulations. Kingsley products are availabe at John Lewis Liverpool and at Skin First in Heswall, call 0151 342 2409. (for nationwide stockist check online www.philipkingsley.com)

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ocated on Pensby Road in Heswall Cetra Studio became quickly known as the address to go for a photo shoot with just the little magic touch we all want to see. Cetra studio has a passion for creative, exciting and innovative images. From fresh, fun lifestyle photography to commercial and fashion photography, Cetra creates the right images. We from Lifestyle Magazine just love the Cetra Paparazzi event service they are offering.

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Celebrating in style …. this was the motto for the girls from Birkenhead High School for their 2011 Leavers Ball. And that’s what they did! The Great Hall of the luxurious Hillbark Hotel & Spa was decorated by EARTH from Heswall, with every guest receiving a goody bag of beauty products. And while the 100 guests enjoyed a champagne reception in the beautiful grounds of the Hillbark Hotel they were entertained by West Kirby-based Magician David Smith. (Pictures taken by Cetra Studio Heswall)

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Abbey Clancey opened Laser Skin Clinic in West Derby recently. This is 1 of 2 clinics opening in Liverpool, the 2nd being in Woolton village this month. Hosted by Radio City's Rick Vaughn, canapes were supplied by the Orchid Garden and cupcakes by Laura's Little Bakery.

Billy Butler and his friends ambushed his wife Leslie with the help of Shiverpool & crew, kidnapped her and whisked her off to dinner recently to celebrate her 50th birthday

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The Jacques Townhouse opened recently in Liverpool with The Lady of the Townhouse Keisha Buchanan welcoming guests to the pop up destination. The night was an exciting mix of fun and glamour, where VIPs were treated to an array of make-ups, manicures and massages in the Beauty Parlour, as well as personal styling advice in the Wardrobe of Wonders. For more information visit www.facebook.com/jacques

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The annual Linda McCartney Centre Fashion Show, once again held at Liverpool's Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel has raised over £700 for the charity. LIVERPOOL restaurant managers were transformed to high-kicking can-can girls for Bastille Day celebrations at Bistro Pierre, Cavern Quarter and Bistro Jacques in Hardman St,

Bollywood glamour has arrived in Liverpool with the launch of Indian restaurant, East Z East. The new restaurant is situated opposite the Liverpool ECHO Arena and BT Convention centre and will cater for 400 diners. Owner Kabir Rayman said, “Liverpool is the perfect location for our next restaurant as there is always so much going on here and I believe that there is a gap in the market for this particular type of cuisine. “We will bring the very best in Punjabi cooking and service to the waterfront and we are looking forward to making many new friends in Liverpool – in what is a great city.”

Brick Up The Mersey was a sell out recently at The Royal Court. Nicky Alt, Andrew Schofield with Jim MacDonald, Suzanne Collins, Carl Chase, Michael Starke.

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RICK VAUGHN ON WHAT’S HOT & NOT FOR SEPTEMBER

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Semi-permanent makeup Not that I’m an expert with this in any way, but I’m informed by our Nicole that no reputable young lady would be seen out and about without wearing a little bit of this. So check it out for yourself and contact Nicole at the Birkdale Clinic.

TOWIE This month it’s back for a third season and I cannot wait. There is talk of it hitting our screens 48 weeks a year - the more the merrier I say. Where would we all be without our fix of Essex? You’ve just got to love the carry on and the capers it actually makes our lives look quite normal in comparison.

Envi This has without doubt become Liverpool’s premier Saturday night out with Radio City 96.7 and on Saturday September the 3rd Alexis Jordan sings all her hits live on stage. Join the queues on Fleet Street as it really is chock-ablock every week.

Dark Nights Admittedly you could probably put the amount of great days we’ve had this summer on the back of a postage stamp, however September is here now, and the dark nights will start rolling in sooner rather than later. The summer ship has definitely sailed.

Reunions Is it just me, or do we seem to have more and more of these old school reunion nights cropping up everywhere? I love to reminisce just as much as the next person; however the key to a great old school reunion is that they don’t happen very often.

Exchange Rates

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I never quite realised how low the Euro was until a recent excursion in Spain in which I found out it is near enough pound for Euro which means everything is ridiculously expensive. I can remember the days when the Euro was 1.50 to the Pound…Bring back those days!

I hate to say it, and I know it’s going to make me sound really old, but hasn’t this year flown by? It’s September already - the kids have gone back to school and the X-Factor has started. Before you know it, we’ll all be voting for the Christmas number one. I mentioned it above in my hot section but I really do mean it: Saturday nights with Radio City 96.7 at Envi is just the biggest Saturday in the North West. It’s not one of those really cool hangouts but it’s a cracking night out where you’re probably going to leave with your mascara running down your face and if you’re a bloke, I would imagine you’ll be all hot and bothered. To top it all off, the brilliant Alexis Jordan will be singing live there on September 3rd. Bring it on. My training and healthy eating plan (as my trainer likes to call it) continues with Chris Brown and the Get Fit Academy, and I just hope that it is working – no pain no gain and all that! To be honest with you I don’t really notice any difference day by day and it often takes some positive words from someone to keep the enthusiasm up after years of flogging my guts out. But it’s as I always say, if I can do it anyone can, and it’s never too late to start.

Anyway, let me get off the soapbox, other things I’m really looking forward to this month include Jimmy Carr and Echo and the Bunnymen playing the Philharmonic, there’s another big race day in Chester and my favourite will be the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival which returns for two days in Sefton Park. I attended this last year, I just think its amazing how much food plays a massive part in our lives, whether we’re eating it, cooking it, or just talking about it. Last year, the weather was good and it was a great day out, fingers crossed this year it will be bigger and better - weather permitting. Make sure you catch me next month when I’ll be talking about my holiday to Las Vegas and some of the gigs I have planned and back here we can expect to be talking about the likes of Stephen Merchant, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna and Alan Carr as they all come to town in October. And I’ll be hosting the final night of Liverpool Fashion Week. That’s it for this month, stay safe and skinny and don’t forget to catch me weekdays on Radio City 96.7 from 10am.

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eventeen-year-old James Daly from the Wirral has been recognised as one of the UK’s top new musical talents, following great success when he travelled to Ibiza to compete in the British Student DJ championships this summer. James made it to the finals as one of five acts who performed at the island’s popular venue, Kanye Beach on San Antonio bay.James, aka ‘DJ J Daly’, from Bebington, completed an NCFE Level 2 Performance Skills qualification in Liverpool last year and credits the course for giving him the confidence to pursue his DJ career.

Jo Birchall’s debut single,“Wonderful”, released last month, is a life affirming anthem to brighten up the hearts and the minds of all who hear it. It is elegantly performed and is a celebratory track about falling in love. It is typical of her debut album, ‘Something to Say’, and showcases a down to earth artist with star quality who knows when to hold back and when to let her emotions come to the fore. With her new album Jo Birchall is putting the finishing piece to a jigsaw that she has been assembling for the last five years. Having originally recorded an album for Decca in the middle of the decade, things seemed to be going well. She toured with Westlife and performed on Children in Need, all the while being mentored by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy whose production company she was signed to. Then unfortunately Decca merged companies leaving her with an album and no label. Take That reunited and changed Gary’s priorities. Closer to home as well, tragedy struck with both her parents being diagnosed with cancer. While her father sadly passed away, her mother eventually recovered. Picking herself up and more intent than ever to seize the day, Jo moved to London and a chance meeting in the street led her to meeting two men who used to run Warner music. They are her management, Nick Philips and Adam Hollywood for Smile Entertainment. And the rest, they say, is history. ‘Something to Say’is the long overdue emergence of an artist who performs from the heart and is loving every moment, eagerly awaiting what is around the corner.

Since his studies, James has been actively pursuing his career and enjoyed soaking up the sun in Ibiza where he turned up the heat against 25 hopefuls in the competition. James said:“I was thrilled to take part in the competition. To enter I supplied a demo of my music and was delighted to find out I’d been shortlisted. I met some amazing DJs and was over the moon to make it to the final. “The experience and exposure has enabled me to show off my skills and has boosted my confidence. It was fantastic to be able to perform in front of large crowds and as a result of the competition I have made some great contacts.“I developed a passion for DJing when I was 13 after discovering the American artist, Moby, who I really admire. I bought his album and became hooked on his music, I love that it is multi-genred and he hasn’t pigeon holed himself into one particular style of music. “The NCFE Performance Skills qualification really helped me on my way. I studied for one day each week and the experience was fantastic, it boosted my ambition and showed me what I wanted to do for a career.”James is looking forward to building on his DJ skills and his love of the music industry by producing his own music and flexing his entrepreneurial skills as he looks to start his own record label. David Grailey, Chief Executive at NCFE, said:“James is a shining example of how vocational qualifications can help to further develop the skills of learners and give them the best possible start to their future. “Many young people may find that traditional A-Level qualifications just aren’t for them and prefer the more ‘hands on’ vocational approach. By recognising that every person is different, we can ensure that they each achieve their potential in education and the workplace with relevant qualifications. “Vocational learning can help learners advance and select a career pathway as well as provide them with the necessary requirements and confidence they need to reach their goals. “James’ story demonstrates what vocational learners can achieve with a good knowledge, the right skills and the desire to succeed. We’re delighted he did so well in the competition.” 41


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NEW SEASON, NEW STADIUM

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f you live in the city or consider yourself a Scouser then chances are your chief sporting interest is football. Liverpudlians are, famously, aficionados of the beautiful game and many don’t see past Anfield or Goodison for their action. Yet nearby and sometimes overlooked is a whole world of Rugby League, the most physically demanding contact sport there is. It is played and televised across the globe but the game in England is dominated by teams from towns and cities along the M62 corridor and currently by an axis of three teams from the north west: St Helens, Wigan and Warrington. This year sees Liverpool’s near neighbour St Helens playing home matches at The Halton Stadium, home of Widnes, while a fabulous new ground is constructed in time for the 2012 season. St Helens has a long and glorious history but 2012 is a new beginning for them in a 21st century stadium worthy of a great club. The 18,000 capacity creation – now nearing completion on time and on budget - will provide fans with a brilliant spectator experience as well as becoming a great resource on non-match days for businesses and others to use for events of all shapes and sizes, from parties to conferences in the state-of-the-art surrounds of an iconic new venue. The famous red vee on the team’s white strip will remain, but for the coming season Saints will be boasting a new shirt sponsor in international Wirral brand Typhoo Tea. Despite its deserved reputation for toughness, Rugby League players are better behaved than in many other team sports. The complaints levelled at sometimes unsporting footballers are rarely levelled at the stars of League. Perhaps because of this

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it attracts a higher percentage of family fans than football. The atmosphere at Rugby League matches is often electric. Consider this: the classic fixture, Saints vs Wigan, is the original officially sanctioned Derby. Forget Everton vs Liverpool. In 1780 the 12th Lord Derby gave his name to a brand new horserace in Epsom and a descendant would go on to give the same name to the Rugby League thriller. The current Lord Derby is a keen supporter of the club and often goes to the games. And his family’s historic seat, Knowsley Hall, is involved too, with Knowsley Safari Park a club sponsor. Stadium entertainment has been a mainstay of Rugby League for a long time, some of it appropriated from US sports and some of it appropriated by them: cheerleaders, mascots and pumping music are standard. And teams will often run out in a sea of dry ice. It’s stirring stuff, even for the neutral. And pricing is part of it too: Saints season tickets are now available for 2012 and family season tickets work out at less than £5 per person per game while for juniors it’s less than £2 per game and free for under 5s. Season ticket renewal prices are frozen for 2012 and 2013 and new purchases made before November 30 cost just £200 for adults.

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CALLING LIVERPOOL COMMUNITIES The Run Liverpool Marathon needs he RunLiverpool Marathon takes place in the Liverpool City Region on Sunday October 9.

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Attracting local runners and many as far afield as New York, Dubai and Australia, the event is all set to have a massive international focus with an estimated 30,000+ participants and their supporters descending on the city for marathon weekend. The 2011 marathon, organised by RunLiverpool, will be the first to be held in the city in over 20 years and is set to be a high-profile annual event in Liverpool’s sporting calendar, in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics. For runners wishing to enter this year’s race, charity places are still open and RunLiverpool are reporting that interest in the event has been beyond expectation - announcing that a number of celebrities have also been keen to get involved, with many acting as ambassadors, as well as backing their own chosen charities. Famous faces in the field of 12,000 runners will include 400m British record holder Iwan Thomas, and Paul O’Neill, British Touring Cars driver. Television celebrities include Wirral actress Suzanne Collins who is supporting Diabetes UK, and presenter Craig Phillips who will run for The Alzheimer’s Society. Speaking about his involvement with the event, Craig Phillips commented: “It is fantastic that Liverpool finally has its own marathon. I will be pulling my running shoes out of the back of my wardrobe to take part in this exciting event, along with my girlfriend Laura and sister Beverly. The last marathon I took part in was in London, ten years ago, and I made the unfortunate mistake of not training. Some very sore muscles later, I learnt my lesson, and will make sure I am fully prepared for the RunLiverpool Marathon in October.” The 26.2-mile RunLiverpool Marathon route has been designed specifically to take in some of the best-known sights on both sides of the Mersey.

Starting in Birkenhead Park - New Brighton, Liverpool Docks, Queensway Tunnel, Princes Park and Sefton Park are just some of the locations participants will pass whilst running the marathon course, along with the captivating view between six and nine miles where runners can fully appreciate the magnitude of the world famous Liverpool skyline. The race finishes in the shadow of the ‘Three Graces’ on the city’s Pier Head. To make the race a success, organisers are inviting Liverpool communities to get involved with the event and join in the fun. Speaking about the event, Race Director Alan Rothwell explained: “ Marathon Day will have a real festival atmosphere and we anticipate that the streets will be packed with the public cheering the runners on at all stages of the course. Spectators are massively important to the race and runners really appreciate being cheered on – it’s a real spine-tingler and a must to help runners get to the finish line. We want to bring the people of Liverpool out in force!! “It would be fantastic if those people who actually live on the route would decorate their gardens for the day to make it a real spectacle. Maybe children could create home-made banners or why not throw a garden party with friends and family and watch the world run by!” There will also be designated points on the route where local community groups can have the opportunity to perform to runners and spectators. Alan continues: “We’re keen to work with Liverpool groups who would like to showcase their talents on the route. These could include music acts, dance groups, cheerleaders or sports clubs. We’re happy to hear from anyone who would like to perform and the more the merrier - the Marathon route covers over 26 miles, which has to be the biggest stage in the world! ” If you’d like further information on how you can get involved in the RunLiverpool Marathon or to take part and run for a chosen charity, please contact the RunLiverpool team on 0151 236 8432 or visit www.runliverpoolmarathon.co.uk

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ell, August is behind us but I’m hoping that doesn’t mean the end of the sunshine…I’m not ready to put away the summer wardrobe just yet! From 7-11 September the Echo Arena will be welcoming Batman Live – a brand new production that has opened in the UK before heading off to Europe & the States. I was lucky enough to catch a rehearsal show last month and it looks amazing! Walking into the Arena, the audience will be greeted with a 3D Gotham City landscape and sounds that set the scene. Full of colour, thrills & spills, the acrobatics and production are spectacular and the show features all of Batman’s arch nemeses which will certainly be a hit with all Batman fans! The superstar that is Snoop Dogg returns to Liverpool next

Your Horoscopes with Cheshire and Merseyside astrolloger... James Griffiths

month on 6 October – can you believe that his career spans 19 years? With that back catalogue behind him I expect that there will be some stomping favourites to hear, including recent track Sweat which at the last count had sold nearly 500,000 copies in the UK. Support comes from Chipmunk so this promises to be one the top shows of the autumn calendar! On a sporting note, the Echo Arena is hosting the 2011 British Judo World Cup for Men which takes place on 1-2 October – we’re delighted to welcome the event to Liverpool for the first time and it adds real depth to our sporting program of events. With ranking points for Olympic qualification up for grabs the guys will be looking to benefit from the support of a vocal home crowd, so make sure you come down to support! I can’t end without mentioning how pleased we were to welcome to the Echo Arena one of music’s biggest living legends – a big thanks to Dolly Parton for performing in Liverpool!

September top tip - Batman Live, 7-11 September

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ARIES You cannot do anything wrong so reach for the stars as they are at your fingertips, think about money matters and tomorrow.

LIBRA It seems everything is going well, remember, possessions and property will not feed your soul,relax and think about what you have.

TAURUS Forget about the past and take this time to relax you’re not going anywhere at the moment. Try and be a little more understanding with others.

SCORPIO You like your path straight with an eye on everything, well close your eyes there are some bends ahead but all will work out. Go with it!

GEMINI Say yes to everything as everything is going well; stop worrying about when your luck will run out, it’s not yet.

SAGITTARIUS I think it’s time to sort out where your life is going, get some outside help and guidance make a business / life plan.

CANCER You will have to make do with what you have this month yes it’s the story of your life but you’re a survivor so take each day as it comes.

CAPRICORN Keep all your dreams insight, you can be stubborn but now is a time to stick to your guns with your future schemes.

LEO Time to compromise and learn to regulate your food and drink intake while attending the red carpet events you’re invited too.

AQUARIUS Keep your head out of the cloud and be more realistic with your relationships everyone is not like you. Money is starred.

VIRGO You follow the rules when others don’t, well it pays off this month with doors opening wide to better opportunities that help raise your spirits.

PISCES The last few months have been hard but as long as you have learned your lessons things are about to change, Your words have been heard. 49 49


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Lifestyle is pleased to announce our collaboration with Gary Bond....

What are you hoping to achieve from it: We have had interest from as far afield as Brazil. So we are hoping to get to shine the spotlight on this great city and what it can offer in terms of fashion and design.

What other companies do you work with: We work with a range of companies from Cosmedicare – the number one cosmetic surgery provider in the city to property companies such as Belvoir Lettings and Reeds Rains. Venues such as Kingdom through to high end salons like Kate Henshaw Hair and Neil Smith Hair plus many more.

What projects are you looking forward to working on and why: At present the opening of LUDUS Sport bar on Bold St – which is aesthetically so different to anything else in that area of the city and also a certain International beach soccer event? We are in the process of bringing the best teams in the world to Liverpool for the first time to compete in the arena all live on ESPN. Watch this space on the beach soccer event.

What expertise do you bring to your job: I personally have worked at numerous radio stations, international magazines such as FHM and MaxP and sports companies both in the UK and the USA. This insight into how brands are grown, particularly in the USA, gives us a competitive edge.

What is your most memorable event and why: So many over the years. But one that sticks out would have to be a football sponsorship launch for Challenger Sports with Asics. No one does it like the Americans budget wise !

What is the key to your success: We have been doing what we do for many years and have longevity. So many flash in the pan “look at our face book followers” companies have come and gone. At the other end there are so called media companies that are from out of town who have no idea how this cities businesses or people work.

Who are you and what do you specialise in: Gary Bond from Bond-media – BMG. The number one media contact on Merseyside for PR, Events or media buying. Whether it is Press, TV, Magazine, Radio or just wanting to get connected with another company.

What are you looking forward to about LFW: The vast range on offer from well known labels to young local designers being give a chance to showcase.

Why do you think it will be bigger than last year:

It’s now known on the events calendar and added to that the more press coverage it has been given has added to that.

Why is Liverpool such a special place to work: The people. We are a country and make, as above, all of our own!

What are you recommending this month: This month we are recommending - Impact Security Solutions. The company, based out of Ormskirk, has nowrolled out their e-learning programme. This really is ahead of the game in terms of staff development and is over and above the industry norm in terms of training. Impact provide the most qualified staff and recently won the contract to look after the prestigious Louis Vuitton stores www.impactsecuritysolutions.co.uk 53


DIY expert Hi guys, Recently I’ve had a great time with all the Big Brother buzz. I had the chance to see the new house and it looks amazing. The new diary room chair is bright red and yellow and the whole house is really different from what viewers and contestants are used to. I also took part in the new advert for the show with a lot of familiar faces, we had loads of fun and I’m really looking forward to seeing who the housemates are this year. I also enjoyed a spot of golf at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championships at Nailcote Hall. I played in the 'Celeb Am' on the final day of the event and didn’t win, unfortunately,but I did get win nearest the pin on the 2nd hole which was the highlight of my day! I got to enjoy the after party where we all celebrated the event until the early hours of the morning with organisers Champions (UK) Plc and all the celebrities who took part. This is the third year I’ve had the chance to play at the event and I’m already looking forward to the fourth, maybe another year of practice and my team will win. I’ve put together some instructions for how to build and hang your own garden gate, a really simple job that will save you a lot of money if you do it yourself!

Job 74 = Build and hang a gardengate The benefit of constructing your own garden gate is that you can really be creative with its size and design. I chose to build a gate to match my garden fencing and created a point at the top of the gate to make it harder for intruders to climb over the top! STAGE 1 Start by cutting the 4”x1” timber fence panels to length, creating a point for the top of the gate if you wish. Now lay the fence panels on the floor or a work bench, leaving a space between each panel. Using a chop saw cut a cross section piece of 4”x1” and screw it firmly across the width of the fence panels using a drill/driver and 40mm screws. STAGE 2 To add to the appearance of your gate and to provide extra support you can cut and fit another cross section on a diagonal spanning across the upright panels and just touching the bottom of the cross members.

Chop saw Drill/driver Countersink drill bit 3mm Tape measure

STAGE 1

FINISHED GARDEN GATE

STAGE 3 Next, position both hinges where they will be fixed to the gate and drill pilot holes where the screws will be.Then, swap the drill bit to a screw driver piece and firmly drive the screws into the timber of the gate to secure the hinges. You are now ready to hang your gate and should repeat the above process to secure the free edge of the hinges to the gate post. Latch fittings and locks can be attached in the same way as your hinges.

Craig’s recently refurbished apartments outside the City centre have come to let, high spec 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. For more information and to view the properties please email info@craigphillips.co.uk. Limited images on the property page of www.craigphillips.co.uk 54

Tools / materials

STAGE 2

STAGE 3

Setsquare 4”x1” timber Screws Hinges and Latch


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BUSINESS FOCUS... Liverpool Business is hot this autumn .... I can’t keep up with the volume of enquiries each day from businesses looking for PR services. Our services are not just for the big corporate institutions, we also work with sole traders with expansion plans. Businesses are looking for quality advertisements and creative assistance for more public awareness for its brand. Lets face it, those businesses spending now are those who will have a busy few months ahead. Get your business noticed! I have teamed up with Lifestyle, it's the number one magazine for this region. Together, we can offer some fantastic advertisement solutions for any type of business, any profession and any budget. I have spoken with several businesses opening branch offices in Merseyside. They have chosen Liverpool as its an exciting city, Liverpool has so much on offer, and our city has a very busy social calendar with the Aintree, Chester and Haydock Park races, the Matthew Street festival and Liverpool Fashion Week. And lets not forget the fantastic people that make our city. One business man told me "Liverpool is a great place to be, it has so many options for our visiting corporate clients, and the business district is really booming. Liverpool is the place to be." Hear, hear. I am finding a lot of interest from companies wanting sponsorship and brand awareness. I recommend Liverpool Fashion Week which takes place 18-22 October and it's not too late to have your branding on the night. I have also received interest about the Lifestyle Awards, which take place in February next year in conjunction with myself, Karl Fischer PR, from London businesses. LFW is set to be awesome this year, and this would certainly raise the profile and brand awareness for any business. And if you don't sponsor then I urge you to attend because this really does promise to be one of Liverpool's event highlights this year. If you are in business and are looking to expand your work or raise your profile then contact me. Together Lifestyle and I can make a real difference. karl@karlfiscer.biz @karlfischer_biz www.karlfischer.biz 58

If you’re holding an event and want to be in the fast lane, then Formula One is the company for you..

Formula ONE Events specialises in hiring F1 simulator cars. Our simulators are genuine size Formula One Race-cars but the engine is replaced with state of the art software that allows members of the public to drive and experience the ultimate and realistic adrenalin rush of the Formula One arena. Our cars add the WOW! Factor to any event and are perfect for corporate hospitality, staff team building, exhibitions, private parties and excellent as a marketing tool. We are an original, quirky, exciting way to get your brand or product noticed! About our company - Formula ONE Events specialises in providing F1 simulator cars for hire. Our cars are genuine size Formula One Race-cars but the engine is replaced with state of the art simulator software that allows members of the public to drive and experience the ultimate and realistic adrenalin rush of the Formula One arena. Why did I set it up – It’s a perfect way to fill a working day - Fun, excitement and glamour all in one 4 wheeled package! What is its appeal? - Our cars add the WOW! Factor to any event and are perfect for corporate hospitality, staff team building, exhibitions and private parties. They can also be used to raise brand awareness through sponsorship. Why people consider Formula ONE Events? - We are an original, quirky, exciting way to get your brand or product noticed. For info and bookings call: 07527639936 email: formulaoneevents@aol.com or visit our website www.formulaoneevents.com


LEGO Store ®

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Get the biggest selection of LEGO® products and the ultimate hands-on LEGO experience at the LEGO Store! 3 Day Grand Opening Event from 9th - 11th September at Liverpool ONE. Dont miss out on these bricktastic reasons to attend: Hands-on Building: Help us to build the biggest LEGO display inspired by your favourite Liverpool landmarks! Giveaways: On all 3 days - the first 300 customers to spend £20 or more will receive a unique and exclusive gift. A different one EVERYDAY! Amazing Prize: Everyone who attends can enter our raffle for the chance to win the new and exclusive LEGO VW Campervan! Visit stores.LEGO.com for more details! LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2011 The LEGO Group. WOR 1837


Lifestyle Monthly September 2011 Issue  

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