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CONTENTS Welcome

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Tom Doyle

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Why not swap your hotel suite for the ultimate room with a view aboard one of Hyde Yachts’ exclusive charters

Celebrating 60 years of the Jaguar XK

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For the past 60 years Jaguar has been purring along nicely, and is looking forward to celebrating the next 60

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Luxury – Barbados Style

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Picture waking up in a luxurious bed with the sun shining through your window, while your butler brings you breakfast. This is just a taste of Barbados

Distinctive, Inspirational, Opulent, Revolutionary

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If you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe this winter, Galliano’s latest collection for Dior should keep your credit card warm

Intelligent Sound

You will notice that the centre of our magazine showcases a selection of our exquisite properties and I would like to extend a warm welcome to our future buyers and potential Russian investors. Finally I’d like to extend my thanks to Stuart Dykes and his team at bh Publications and the support of advertisers for making Lloyds Living the Dream possible. Now enjoy the read.

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Davina Chrystall catches up with the multi-faceted actor, Ben Stiller

Dive in – The water’s lovely!

I am pleased to welcome you to the winter issue of Lloyds Living the Dream. I hope you will find the features enjoyable and informative. This edition finds Davina Chrystall entertained by Ben Stiller, and rugby’s latest hot property Danny Cipriani hits back at his critics. Escape the grey British winter with the excitement of Aspen and the beauty of Barbados, or why not sail the seven seas in your own private yacht? Steve Moody test-drives the BMW X6, and we look back at 60 years of the Jaguar XK. Boodles introduce their latest jewellery collection, while Bang & Olufsen unveil the latest audio technology. Fashion comes courtesy of Dior and Guess, and we entertain the eye with artist Rebecca Lardner, and contemporary dancer Jonathan Goddard.

The man who never stands still…

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Experience high quality sound from Bang & Olufsen, and add excitement to your listening pleasure

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Flight of fancy

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Boodles’ latest collection is a complete indulgence – for both designer and wearer

Danny – Champion of the world

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Rugby hero Danny Cipriani is the envy of all men, on and off the pitch

Managing Director – Lloyds Property Group

A breath of sea air

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Local artist Rebecca Lardner may be enjoying worldwide success, but she hasn’t forgotten her roots

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Lloyds Living the Dream is published twice a year and is distributed to a readership within the Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs and Branksome Park areas of Poole as well as nationally to a selected database of high net worth individuals. The publication is also distributed in Dubai and Moscow. The next issue will be out in June 2009.

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Filling the blanks

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If interior design leaves your mind blank, it’s time to call in the experts at BoConcept

Awesome Aspen

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Jane Hall delves beneath the glitz and glamour of Aspen and discovers the real stars: the mountains, snow and skiing

A step back in time

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A new range of baby clothes takes inspiration from vintage designs

Wonderful winter wines

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Wine experts Quintessentially recommend the perfect accompaniments for winter

De-coding dance

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Too butch for ballet, too lyrical for jazz, award-winning dancer Jonathan Goddard opens the door to contemporary dance

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Fashion’s best Guess

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Stock up on some modern classics to keep the chill at bay whilst maintaining effortless style

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Steve Moody experiences the flavoursome concoction of power, design and efficiency that is the BMW X6

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Combine elegance with great spirit, wit, an unquestionable devotion to wine, and you have captured the essence of Hotel du Vin

Golf amid the desert dunes

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Robin Barwick reports on Jumeirah Golf Estates in the fastestgrowing golf destination – Dubai

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THE MAN WHO NEVER STANDS STILL… ONE ACTOR WHO ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE IN DEMAND FOR HIS COMEDIC TALENTS IS BEN STILLER. AS WELL AS BEING THE VOICE BEHIND ALEX IN MADAGASCAR, HE IS NOW TAKING A STEP FURTHER BEHIND THE CAMERA AND MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT. DINA CRYSTALL FINDS OUT MORE.

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ANY BIG SCREEN ACTORS seem to be turning their hands to film careers, which can be notoriously short in the fickle world of Hollywood, or perhaps in a bid to be taken seriously. One actor who

could be partly blamed for starting this trend is the multi-faceted Ben Stiller.

Ben Stiller arrives for the premiere of `Madagascar – Escape 2 Africa’.

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directing and writing these days. Maybe it’s in a bid to prolong their

However, to call Stiller an actor who directs would be grossly unfair. He is an actor, director and writer in equal measure having started his career both as an

line, which was my only line in the whole movie, but I screwed it up and went:

actor and a writer/director producing comedy shorts on programmes like Saturday

“Oh shit, sorry.” There was silence and Steven Spielberg was by the monitor

Night Live and culminating in his own satirical comedy show The Ben Stiller Show

and I just heard: ‘What? What?’ I said: ‘I’m sorry: I screwed up the line. I guess

which ran for 12 episodes and earned the performer an Emmy.

we should stop...’ And then he said: ‘You never cut! You never stop!’ And he

Unlike many comedy actors, when you meet him, Stiller is surprisingly low-key.

got upset and Steven Spielberg got mad at me. He was like my idol at the time.

He’s polite, intelligent and well-spoken but shows little of the over-the-top posturing

But it’s nice that it came around that Steven’s company, Dreamworks, ended

that some of his counterparts demonstrate. Instead his humour is understated and

up making this movie.”

deadpan: delivered with a twinkle in his eye. Here is a man who comes across as confident but not arrogant and is happy to share the limelight with his co-stars.

Tropic Thunder is a parody of action movies and tells the story of a group of egotistic, big-name Hollywood actors who are shooting a war movie in Vietnam

His directorial debut for the cinema was Reality Bites in 1994 starring Winona

but have to face a reality check when they find themselves abandoned in the

Ryder and Ethan Hawke and produced by Danny DeVito but his big on-screen

jungle, facing a group of local drug dealers who think the actors are American

debut came before that when he had a very minor role in Steven Spielberg’s

agents. The film not only sends up the war/action genre but also the nature of

Empire of the Sun in 1987.

Hollywood actors and the film industry in general.

I caught up with Stiller when he was in the UK to promote his movie Tropic

I asked him where the idea came from: “I’d actually been working on the

Thunder, which he directed and starred in as well as writing the very funny

script for this probably since Zoolander. We had a first draft going back to

screenplay. He has come full circle since his Empire of the Sun debut, as

2000-and-something. I’d spent years working on getting the script to the place

Spielberg’s company Dreamworks has co-produced Tropic Thunder along with

where I thought it was ready to go. About three years ago, we got to a draft that

Stiller’s own company Red Hour Films. This is somewhat ironic, as he didn’t really

we felt pretty good about, and we did a read-through of it, and that helped. It

make a very good impression the first time he met the iconic director:

was really just working on the script and doing other things. There are a few

“In Empire Of The Sun, I had a really small part and there was one shot where a 10-year-old Christian Bale was coming out of the weeds or something, and he’d

projects I’ve been working on for a while but this was the first one that I felt was ready to film.

gone to catch a pheasant... but it was a really long shot, a five-minute steadicam

The inspiration for Tropic Thunder goes back to 1987 (when he was in Empire

shot where it ended up with him coming into the barracks and all the way through

of the Sun). “At that time all my actor friends were doing Vietnam films like

to the end where we were. But I screwed up my line at the end of the shot. I had a

Platoon and Hamburger Hill and going off to fake boot-camps for two weeks.

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During interviews they would say: ‘This boot camp was the most intense thing I have

really funny so I had him keep doing it. He did this whole dance during the

ever experience in my entire life and we really bonded as a unit and group’.

make-up test with no music playing, but then we went back into the editing

“It was funny to me that actors were talking about this incredibly intense experience when, in reality, it was nothing like being a soldier and going to war.

room and put some music to it... and based on that we wrote all the dancing into the movie. I just enjoyed it and thought it was really funny.”

That sort of self-important, self-involved thing seemed funny to me; I just couldn’t

He is a huge lover of British comedy and comedians, and famously

figure out a way to make that into a movie. …When you’re doing a comedy and

appeared in Ricky Gervais’ Extras on BBC2. He is also a Steve Coogan fan. In

you want to somehow satirise people who are taking themselves seriously, I think

fact Coogan plays hapless director, Damien Cockburn in Tropic Thunder:

the most serious genre is the thing you’re going to get the most out of. If you’re

“I’m a huge Coogan fan. I just think he’s a brilliant actor and I loved working

trying to satirise a comedy, it’s hard to do that – it doesn’t really work as well. But

with him. I think I did so many takes with him because I had so much fun

I love the war movie genre and I’m a fan of all those movies that are part of what

working with him and he gave so much. I’ve been a fan of his since the

this movie is.”

Alan Partridge days. I hope that the audience catches on to him in that way

The movie features a surprise comedy appearance by his long-time friend, Tom Cruise. His impression of Cruise is uncanny, but obviously Tom must like it

because he’s very deserving of it. He’s a really, really funny guy and I hope to keep working with him.”

as he seems more than happy to make fun of himself, and film directors, in Tropic

Considering he’s one of Hollywood’s most prolific movie-makers and actors,

Thunder. The part is untypical of anything we’ve ever seen Cruise do before so

it looks as though he’ll soon get to spend more time with his family as he’s

just how did it come about?

finally decided to slow down – for a few months anyway – as he explains when

“It was all sort of a collaboration, but he was totally into it and it just evolved. We were doing the make-up test and he had this idea that he wanted to have really big hands in the movie. I thought it was a strange idea when we first talked about

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Actors Brandon T. Jackson, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Matthew McConaughey, and Robert Downey Jr. arrive on the red carpet of the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Tropic Thunder’

I ask him what’s next: “I’ve just finished shooting a sequel to Night at the Museum and now I’m taking a break. I got nothing (coming up).”

it, but then he actually had these hands made and I thought, ‘Wow, that’s actually

That sequel will be out next year along with a third ‘Fockers’ comedy, Little

great.’ I wanted to have him be bald. So, we started working on the look and did a

Fockers. Before that though we will hear him in another sequel when he

few make-up tests and during one of those he started dancing. He started doing

reprises his role as the voice of Alex the lion in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,

a little move that sort of felt to me like the gofer in Caddyshack. I thought it was

which is due to be in our cinemas in December.

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HEN the temptation takes you to join the fun and frolics at sea, you need to know how to get hold of your perfect floating palace. Yacht brokers such as

Hyde Yachts can not only find just the boat for you, but can also act as a bespoke travel service, arranging charter flights through their affiliated jet operators, as well as organizing excursions, on board entertainment, and anything else to make your holiday at sea perfect. For a real taste of decadent boating, RM Elegant has proven the yacht of choice for high profile parties and celebrations. This purpose-built charter yacht was built in 2005 in Greece, and hosted George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts et al during the launch party for Ocean’s 13. Wayne Rooney thought it a romantic setting for his first night with Colleen as a married couple, and P Diddy is also a recent guest, so you will be in good company. RM Elegant is one of only a handful of yachts that can accommodate 30 guests, which means it has ‘passenger status’, and spends 10 weeks a year on charter for both corporate and private events. As it is such a large vessel, it not only cruises the Mediterranean, but also the Caribbean waters around the Maldives and Seychelles, and comes fully equipped for spa treatments, jet skis and a speedboat. If spending time on this amazing piece of engineering isn’t enough, and you want something just that bit extra special for an event or celebration, entertainers and musicians can be arranged. For example, one property developer wanted different musicians available in different locations, and Hyde were able to arrange everything, including the vocal talents of the wonderful Beverley Knight. The boat comes fully crewed (31 with their own quarters), including a world-class private chef. If you should feel the need for a little extra pampering, chefs like Tom Aitken can be flown in to cater for individual events. So what about looks? RM Elegant is true to her name. With her futuristic profile she stands out in any harbour. The sundeck has a 12-person Jacuzzi directly accessible from the outside cocktail bar, sunbathing and entertaining area and shower rooms. The bridge deck saloon mixes traditional ambience with state-ofthe-art entertainment systems. The main saloon is finished in brushed oak with marquetry inlays, silk curtains and classical furniture while the art deco dining room can seat 30 for formal dinners. From the gymnasium to the home theatre, multiple watersports toys and passenger lift nothing has been overlooked on this extraordinary vessel.

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Aft Saloon deck RM Elegant

Specifications: Builder: Lamda Shipyard, Greece Year: 2005 Length: 72.2m / 237ft Beam: 12.0m / 39ft Draft: 3.45m / 11.31ftft Speed: 17 knots Guests: 30 Cabins: 15 Accommodation: Two doubles and 13 twin bedded cabins Recreation: Three Oceanic RIBs 21ft 150hp each, Three two-man Jetskis with 120hp each, Waterskis, Wakeboard, Towable Toys, Kayaks, Snorkeling equipment and Clay Pigeon Shooting on request

Croatia is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for Riviera-style getaways. One of the most exciting and varied cruising destinations in the Mediterranean, Croatia offers more than a thousand sun-drenched islands, a verdant, mountainous interior and a wonderfully unspoilt coastline dotted with historic towns and cities. Over the last five years, this discrete and beautiful place has grown in popularity with those looking for a slightly longer season than France, and a more subtle style of luxurious holiday. Starting at Venice, and with Montenegro next door, you may choose to visit the picturesque ports of Rijeka and Pula in the Istrian peninsula or head straight to Dalmatia, the jewel of the Adriatic. Cruise the pine-clad islands of Hvar and Brac and sightsee in the World Heritage Sites at Ruby VIP Suite

Split and medieval Dubrovnik, with its spectacular walled city jutting into deep blue waters. With so much on offer, Croatia is definitely one of the best-kept secrets in the yachting world.

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Dine al-fresco on the Aft deck

Specifications:

sitting and sunbathing area, but for a little added indulgence, a luxury whirpool bath. The crew

Builder: AZIMUT, Viareggio, Italy Type: 100 JUMBO Year: 2003 Flag: Croatian Class: motor yacht Engines: 2x MTU 2000 hp V16 Max Speed: 25k Length: 29,80 m Beam: 6,60 m Draught: 1,65 m Guests: 10 Cabins: 5

area is separated from the guest area so that guests can enjoy themselves in complete privacy.

Accommodation:

Based in Marina Kashtella near Split, Happy Spirit is the perfect family charter. The Azimut Jumbo 100 is the largest of five yachts in the area under the same ownership and with a cruising speed of 25knots, is also one of the fastest. This gorgeous boat can accommodate 10 guests in five luxury cabins including one convertible multi-purpose cabin, which can be used as a home cinema, private salon, quiet business area, or as a fifth guest cabin. The spacious salon, elegantly decorated in cherry wood, offers large sitting and dining areas and is equipped with the latest technology. The large fly-bridge offers not only a comfortable

For those who like to enjoy exciting water sports there are various water toys at your disposal,

Two double, three twin bedded cabins

such as a Zodiac Projet 420 semi-rigid tender, Kawasaki two-seater waverunner and different

Recreation:

water-skis, wakeboards and ski toys.

A Zodiac Projet 420 semi-rigid tender, Kawasaki two-seater waverunner, water skis, wakeboard, snorkeling equipment, CD and DVD Player, Playstation 2, satellite receiver

About Hyde Yachts So how does chartering work? Hyde yachts have access to over 1,000 yachts globally: that’s every yacht that is charterable, from Australia, Asia, Thailand, Seychelles, Maldives and beyond. The customer enquires about where they want to go, when and for how many people, and Hyde find a selection of boats in area, or can arrange to have a specific boat delivered. They can then take care of all other arrangements from flights, to entertainment, and even security. Sometimes they might be required to make top secret arrangements for royalty, heads of state or film stars, which necessitates the presence of trustworthy security and utmost privacy. At your request, the yacht will take you wherever you want to go: away from crowds, away from politics, away from clocks and diaries, or, if you prefer, into the heart of the action. Whatever your destination of choice, enjoy it from the luxury of your private floating hotel with the ocean as your swimming pool.

One of the most exciting and varied cruising destinations in the Mediterranean, Croatia offers more than a thousand sun-drenched islands…

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60 years

CELEBRATING

XK. THESE TWO SIMPLE LETTERS ARE INTERTWINED WITH ALMOST ALL THAT IS GREAT IN BRITISH POST-WAR MOTORING: GREAT SPORTS CARS, GREAT RACING VICTORIES. FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS, JAGUAR HAS BEEN PURRING ALONG, AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT 60.

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RIGINALLY, XK was just a plain engine designation for a 3.4-litre six cylinder

But XK hasn’t been consigned to grainy films of past glories. It lives on

unit built by Jaguar and fitted to its first car of the post war era, 60 years ago

both in name and spirit having been revived in 1996 in a range of gorgeous,

this year. But the original XK, in the form of the XK120 sports car first showed

sinewy models that have defined the modern Jaguar. The two generations

at the 1948 London motor show – and acclaimed to be both the fastest and

of XK exist hand-in-hand. For however successful current models might

most beautiful car in the world – set a template for Jaguar that has endured since: High performance, great style and good value.

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be, they are put into context by the glorious heritage of the XK. While on the Amalfi coast earlier this year at the 60th anniversary

It started a run of success for Jaguar that made it a phenomenon so evocative that the

celebrations, Davina Crystall met Jaguar’s award-winning director of

brand is still one of the best-loved motoring icons on the planet. Hollywood film stars such

design, Ian Callum, who understands the iconography of the XK, of how

as Clark Gable and Ingrid Bergman drove XK120s, while later versions of the car and the

much it defines Jaguar then, and now.

engine would create history: it was an XK engine which would power Jaguar cars to legendary

“The XK name has always been synonymous with beautiful, gorgeous

victories in the Le Mans 24-hour race in the 1950s with Stirling Moss at the wheel, while the

fast cars and also cars of extremely good value. People look at Jaguars

startling speed of one of the greatest cars ever built, the Jaguar E-Type, was thanks to an

now and think they’re as exotic as Astons or Ferraris but they’re not nearly

XK. And alongside its extreme machines, it was XK engine that would be used in 40 years

the price of these cars. The very first XK was a very beautiful, a very pure

of luxury saloons for which Jaguar would also become synonymous.

sports car. It had a wonderful engine in it. I think that consistency of

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beauty and excitement in the cars has created this aura for the XK name.” The secret of the XK’s popularity and staying power is, Ian believes, the ability to adapt to an ever-changing market while remaining a name motorists have come to trust to thrill them. Being able to excite customers is vital to Jaguar’s success, but offering a much more rounded package – a complete luxury experience of comfort and style – is vital too.

and race-track like, for a lot of people it’s just too difficult to drive in everyday mode and it’s very important for us to create a car that is actually very, very satisfying to drive in everyday conditions.” This is, again, the historical element of Jaguar coming through. The firm may have won a lot of very important motor races and produced many

“The XK itself is a fantastic piece of technology. It’s wrapped up in a skin which I think

very fast cars, but it is striking the right balance between sporting intent

is a beautiful shape and the interior is a fantastic place to be in. These three elements are

and opulent relaxation that is key to the soul of a Jaguar. Nowhere is this

quite factual. I don’t think anyone would argue with them, so it’s about the totality of the

clearer than in the leathery cabin of the XK, which envelops its occupants

car. It works in every aspect and it really is a car that you can use every day. It’s not a raw

in distinctly British luxury. But this is not the luxury of the stately home,

sports car that really feels very difficult after an hour’s driving. You can sit in that car for

traditional, fusty, ornate and hidebound. It’s about interpreting modern

seven or eight hours and still feel very comfortable.”

British luxury in a car: the stylish simplicity of boutique hotels, the pureness

“You should always feel really good when you get out of a Jaguar because you’ve just had a wonderful experience, and that’s about calmness. If you drive a Jaguar fast you’ll always feel as if you’re in control, that the car is not very difficult to drive. If you make a car very hard

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“The XK name has always been synonymous with beautiful, gorgeous fast cars and also cars of extremely good value.”

terms of style, and the reason for doing that is that if you have an overly complicated interior

but we need to get the shape of the car into that mode and it’s already

both to work and use and from a style point of view, it becomes very fussy. You can’t express

happened with the XK. The XF is certainly hitting the spot on that as well,

materials as well because they get lost, and so what we try and do is keep the style very simple,

and the next cars that come out will be even more advanced both visually

the architecture, the interior, so you can enjoy the leather, you can enjoy the wood, you can

and technically, so it will be about modernity and design leadership.

enjoy the metal finishes to their fullest because that’s what it’s about.

In terms of shape, aerodynamics has become very important. We do

“When we design an interior, we design an environment that people are happy to sit in

have plans to address CO2 issues for the future, because targets are quite

and happy to be in for a period of time, in terms of comfort, in terms of aesthetics, in terms

robust. We do some of the best diesel engines in the business, which are

of materials and also in terms of all the functions like the Sat Nav and how you use it, the

extremely efficient, and using aluminium in construction of cars such

touch screen, the fact you can plug iPods into our system. These are all very important

as the XJ has taken a lot of mass out. Weight is the biggest enemy of

to people’s lives now.”

consumption so our aluminium credentials are probably the best in the

When the current XK was launched, the press and customers were certainly smitten by Callum’s interpretation of how a modern XK reflected both the ideals of the XK brand in

world, so that’s really our strong point at the moment. We have future plans to move forward even further.

terms of great value and high performance, and its use of modern materials. Previously,

In the long history of Jaguar, it seems as long as there are XKs in line-up,

efforts such as the X-type and XJ were entirely modern cars, and in the case of the XJ,

pushing the boundaries, offering luxury and sporting prowess, the firm will

innovative in the use of aluminium in its construction, but the modern elements were

always have a place in the motoring pantheon.

lost in a design language that found it hard to break with the past. The next generation of Jaguars, witnessed by the stunning new XF, are already pushing the boundaries of modernity that the XK broke through, and new cars will add in new relevances, such as environmental responsibility. Alongside these product issues, earlier this year Ford sold Jaguar and its sister company, Land Rover to the Indian car manufacturer, Tata. Despite the change in ownership and the current uncertain financial market Ian Callum is confident Jaguar will be around for a long time to come. He says he and his team have exciting plans for the future: “The focus will be on design and performance. ‘Fast, beautiful cars’ is our in-house tagline, so they will continue to be very beautiful, but more importantly they will be very modern and very contemporary. It’s my objective that within five years Jaguar will be noted for producing the most contemporary cars in its class. I think that will be a surprise for some people coming from a very traditional background. For so long now I think Jaguars have been seen as being quite traditional. Technology wise they’ve been extremely advanced

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PICTURE THIS – WAKING UP IN A LUXURIOUS BED, THE SUN SHINING THROUGH YOUR WINDOW, REFLECTING OFF THE CARIBBEAN OCEAN. ON RISING YOUR BUTLER PROVIDES YOU WITH YOUR MORNING COFFEE BEFORE YOU READY YOURSELF FOR A BUSY DAY POOLSIDE. SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? GUESS AGAIN; THIS IS THE LEVEL OF LUXURY YOU CAN ACHIEVE IN BEAUTIFUL BARBADOS.

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ARBADOS is one of the most attractive islands of the Caribbean, and

a golfer’s fantasy. Sandy Lane Golf Course is acclaimed for breathtaking

is also located well south of the hurricane corridor. With a constant,

landscapes and magnificent greens with such features as its famed 7th hole

year-round mild climate and good connections from the UK, it is no

boasting a dramatic vista overlooking the Caribbean.

surprise that the island is so popular, not just with holiday-makers,

but also for property purchasers.

Take to the waters for even more sporting options. Surfing reigns supreme on the scenic East Coast, and windsurfing remains popular along the South

From thick rainforests to the wide, open spaces of its pristine beaches, Barbados

Coast, where a favoured option is the Club Mistral Windsurfing Club or Silver

offers a range of environments and corresponding activities. Whether you are in

Sands Resort. Try water-skiing on the Caribbean West Coast, skimming the

the mood for relaxation, adventure or fun, it’s all here on this pear-shaped jewel of

water’s surface at high speed. Or harness a parasail for a commanding view

an island just beyond your imagination.

of the coastlines. Scuba, snorkeling and skin diving reveal a treasure trove of

Famous for its sandy beaches and celebrity visitors, first timers and loyal

tropical marine life, viewed along coral reefs and in sunken wrecks. Charter

returning guests agree that Barbados is a refreshing mix of natural wonder

companies offer deep-sea fishing excursions to capture a prized catch, from

and heavenly delight, combining a renewed sense of romance, relaxation and

barracuda to kingfish.

adventure. Barbados is both a solace for relaxation, and a virtual mecca for

Where to stay

active lifestyles and cultural pursuits. While sun-worship remains seductive amidst endless beaches and a delightful year-round climate, its splendid cultural events, sporting activities and historic attractions make Barbados a treasure to be discovered. Harrison’s cave is a ‘must see’ attraction. The rock formation is of coral

In addition to the many elegant hotels, there is now a choice of privately owned beautiful villas and apartments available to rent. Select Resorts is one company that offers stunning properties to take your holiday to another level.

BV10-01M, St. James, Barbados

limestone, which is very porous. Like in all Caribbean islands, it rains frequently in

This grand, colonial-style 10 bedroom residence, unequalled in stature,

short spells so the stalactites and stalagmites are constantly evolving into amazing

presides over 1 1/3 acres of lushly landscaped tropical gardens and is nestled

formations. The lighting is also very cleverly positioned for best effect, reflecting

on a secluded cove on the island’s West Coast. The bedrooms in the main house

on the clear stream and emerald pools.

are all beautifully designed and are very large, with equally large bathrooms.

Sports fans have plenty to entice them to the island: February 2009 sees

There is even a private 20-seat cinema and the fully equipped gymnasium. The

England’s preparations for the Ashes Tour take them to the West Indies, with the

cottage within the grounds offers a further three bedrooms with all facilities, and

third Test match taking place in Barbados from the 26nd of February until the 2nd

both properties are staffed by a butler, cook, housekeeper and laundress. With

March. The Venue for the match is the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

its high ceilings and large windows, the property has been carefully designed to

March also plays host to the Diamond’s International Polo challenge, and with over 100 years of tradition on the island, this is a real family fun day out. Fabulous courses, year-round sunshine and gentle trade winds make Barbados

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capture the magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea.

BV6-03M, Royal Westmoreland, Barbados This six-bedroom villa is situated within the Royal Westmoreland Golf

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BV6-03M comes with its own infinity pool

The best views from the green of the Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort

A private sun deck is the perfect place to relax after a busy day at the beach

Resort. The villa commands unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and comes

floors. Double fronted mahogany doors lead to the 30 ft high circular entrance hall,

complete with a gazebo for leisurely dining as well as a superb infinity edge

which opens into a cupola glass dome at roof level.

swimming pool. Five bedrooms are in the main villa, with the sixth bedroom in a charming cottage.

There is a family room with huge media centre, and a beautifully designed dining room with one side open onto the private infinity swimming pool. The

All guests staying at this villa will have access to all resort facilities as well

exposed pickled pine ceiling is 18ft in height and there is a 15ft solid coral stone

as special golf rates and beach access arranged by Royal Westmoreland where

dining table seating up to 14 guests. There is access from the dining room on to

special beach chairs are provided.

the kitchen as well as to the shell stone area around the pool.

BV7-01M, Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados This stunning seven bedroom villa has uninterrupted views across Royal Westmoreland golf course and to the Caribbean Sea beyond. This magnificent villa was custom designed and was completed in 2004 and is set amongst 1.2 acres of landscaped gardens with a beautiful cascading water feature. The villa has been

With properties like this to call your own, average daytime temperatures between, 29-31 degrees CĂŠlsius, and the wealth of activities to pass the time, Barbados really is an island of dreams. For more information: www.selectresorts.co.uk | Tel: 01202 786490 | www.visitbarbados.co.uk

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DISTINCTIVE INSPIRATIONAL OPULENT REVOLUTIONARY IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO SPICE UP YOUR WARDROBE THIS WINTER, WHETHER FOR UNFORGETTABLE EVENING WEAR, OR DAY WEAR WITH ATTITUDE, GALLIANO’S LATEST COLLECTION FOR DIOR SHOULD KEEP YOUR CREDIT CARD WARM.

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HE HOUSE OF DIOR is renowned for its ability to ride the ups and downs, and rise like a phoenix from both global and personal disaster. From the stock market crash of 1929, which ruined his family’s finances, to the iconic ‘New Look’, which

heralded a new post-war optimism in 1947, Christian Dior has always found a way to turn fortune on its head and set trends for others to follow. With Dior’s untimely death in 1957, the figurehead of the business may have been lost, but his is still the name on everyone’s lips. Few words conjure such an image of elegance and style, and the House of Dior maintains its place in the highest echelons of haute couture. Dior counted among his high-profile clients women as stylish and diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, the Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor and Evan Peron and was remarkable on the world fashion stage as one of its most adventurous and prescient players. Stars continue to be enchanted by Dior under its new design inspiration, and the latest collection is no exception. Billed as an excursion into the ‘optimism and opulence’ of the Sixties, John Galliano’s latest collection is a glamorous trip down memory lane. Luxurious fabrics and striking silhouettes define the Haute Couture, while the Ready to Wear collection is all about striking a pose in bold colours and prints to chase away the winter blues.

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Embroidered black Mongolian lamb and crin coat worn with an embroidered black crin Bar belt

A-line stretch double-faced orange cashmere jacket and skirt

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AUDIO ICON BANG & OLUFSEN HAS LAUNCHED BEOSOUND 5, A MASTER-CLASS IN DIGITAL MUSIC. THIS LATEST INNOVATION IS AN ICON IN THE MAKING, OFFERING THE EXPECTED HIGHQUALITY DIGITAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE WITH EXTRAS THAT WILL ADD MORE THAN A FRISSON OF EXCITEMENT TO YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE.

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E are living in a digital world where our experience of sound is quickly disappearing into music players as small as the sound they are able to play. But all that is about to

change. Designed to make music much more visible and with a sound that is nothing less than outstanding, BeoSound 5 from Bang & Olufsen brings music out into the open to listen to and enjoy with others.

Perfectly synchronized An icon of elegance and intelligence, BeoSound 5 gives you instant access to your music. Seamlessly integrating the old world into the new, the navigation wheel into the digital screen, this audio master makes the digital world tangible and real as the physical and virtual movements of the user interface are perfectly synchronized. The aluminium wheel and pointer mounted on the side of BeoSound 5 give users complete control over their content and all on-screen actions. This also facilitates one-hand operation for optimal ease-of-use and an astonishingly tactile experience. While the aluminium wheel lets you scroll swiftly through your music collection and countless internet radio stations, the graphical user interface is at once intuitive and inspiring. A clever combination of graphics and mechanics, BeoSound 5 provides an easy way to overview and navigate large amounts of content. Make a selection and every move you make is mirrored on the screen in an aesthetic array of colours, fonts and carefully choreographed graphic displays. By selecting only the necessary elements and giving them an elegant presence on the screen, Bang & Olufsen provides you with only the features you need, combining ease-of-use with a surprisingly sensual experience.

‘More of the same’ BeoSound 5 appeals to your instincts and desires. It is designed to make you want to come closer and play with your entire music collection. It also has some special ways of letting you get much more out of your music, like for instance the algorithm called MOTS (More Of The Same). An award-winning concept with two patents pending, MOTS takes you to the cutting edge of convenience. With MOTS, the intelligent playlist of the future, playing a song is like planting

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a seed. Whenever you start playing your favourite music on BeoSound 5, MOTS automatically scans your library and finds similar tracks based on parameters such as rhythm, syncopation, key tonality and vocal harmonies. As the algorithm uses the actual music, not just the genre or mood tags, to match tracks, MOTS effectively lets you rediscover the hidden gems of your record collection on the basis of your initial choice. Every time you sow a seed, MOTS responds by playing selections that are musically similar, taking you on a musical journey, which is more than likely to please and surprise you. Not only will you rediscover tracks that you had long forgotten, the journey will also hold subtle surprises and unexpected choices, which will only serve to make it all the more interesting. Variation within the boundaries of your choice is the spice that will bring a new dimension and new life to your music collection.

Lossless for better quality BeoSound 5 is an audio player with a high IQ. All the digital music files, covers and

enjoyment of the original recording and the optimal listening experience. Built

internet radio stations accessed on BeoSound 5 are actually stored on BeoMaster

with some of the best signal processing on the planet, BeoSound 5 not only

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sound that speaks for itself. Made possible by Bang & Olufsen, BeoSound 5

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Flight of Fancy WONDERLAND IS A UNIQUE AND MESMERIZING COLLECTION FROM BOODLES, DESIGNED WITH NO CONCERN FOR TIME OR EXPENSE, AND INSPIRED BY BOTH THE REAL AND IMAGINARY WORLD: A COMPLETE INDULGENCE FOR BOTH DESIGNERS AND CRAFTSMEN – AND, OF COURSE, THE LUCKY WEARER.

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UYING JEWELLERY is a very emotional business and in many cases

All of nature’s splendour seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence

people purchase jewellery for emotionally fuelled reasons – to say ‘Happy

of fine opals – fire and lightening, all the colours of the rainbow and the

Anniversary’ or ‘I love you’ but always hoping to evoke a response of

hues of far flung seas.

wonder and amazement.

‘Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is at the core of our appreciation of beauty’,

states the introduction to the Wonderland collection. This one-off collection of never to be repeated designs certainly evokes that wide-eyed amazement of a fantasy turning into reality. The Wonderland collection and in particular the piece pictured – India Blue – were created to show the possibility within the world of jewellery design. Each piece in the

‘black’ in colour, but has a very dark base body colour, which enhances the brilliance of the diffracted colours. “The mesmerising azure-blue and green colour instantly reminded me of the shimmering iridescent colouring in a peacock’s tail feathers and so I worked around this theme. At this stage I created a mood board looking at all aspects of peacocks and especially the texture of their feathers.

collection is completely unique and features mythical creatures and delicate insects.

“I did numerous sketches and decided to create a design which used

Head designer, Rebecca Hawkins, talks about the design process: “With the

the opal as the focal point of the piece like the eye on the plume with the

Wonderland collection I wanted to celebrate the imagination and so I looked to myths

whispering fronds delicately dancing across the skin in a soft and sensual

and legends and tales of fantasy. Since I was allowed to design without considering

manner.”

cost at any point in the creative process I was able to be extravagant and indulgent and really enjoy the designing process.

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However, the term ‘black opal’ is somewhat misleading as the opal is not

From here she consulted with the master craftsman in person and discuss all elements of the design from the style of setting to the flexibility,

“With India Blue, Nicholas Wainwright, (MD and co-owner at Boodles), found an

comfort and even how the piece will look on the reverse. Everything was

amazing black opal from Lightening Ridge in New South Wales, Australia, it had

considered, as the smallest details are so important to her as a designer.

incredible colouring and was very rare because of its continually changing play of

Boodles’ in-house diamond experts researched availability into the

colours, which were full of fantasy. It was also a large statement jewel at18.07ct carats

briolette cut diamonds for Rebecca’s approval and sourced the many

so I knew this would become the focal part of a design for me.

small round brilliant cuts used in this design.

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Now the master craftsman could begin work with her on what would turn out to be an enormous and meticulous task.

entangled branches), and ‘Night Swimming’ necklace, (a platinum nymph is carried on the tail of a soaring bird through a shower of diamond stars).

India Blue took 125 hours of the master craftsman’s time over a period of

These pieces will all become testament to a style and time. As many natural

approximately four months, in which time the piece was also worked on by who

resources become more scarce, the rarity of such pieces will increase and

Boodles consider to be the top setter in the country. With over 1,600 stones pave

with that the value. They are pieces to be enjoyed as well as admired, and

set in this piece, it was a considerable task to create. During this period the piece

as with all their jewellery, India Blue came alive when worn and will bring the

made several trips to the polisher and Rebecca personally visited the workshop to

wearer and future generations of wearers great pleasure.

watch her creation taking form.

For more information, please visit: www.boodles.co.uk

‘India Blue’ was launched with the Wonderland collection at a special party to celebrate jewellery design. It was modelled by a professional ballerina, whose beautiful, long, swan-like neck was perfect to show off the design. Other pieces from the collection include ‘The Phoenix Cuff’, ‘Eden’s Nectar’ ring (an 18ct gold hummingbird with yellow diamond and tsavorite wings drinking from a glorious tanzanite pool encircled by a golden serpent), ‘Spellbound tiara’ (diamond stars tremble as a Medusa picks them out of the night sky), ‘Sleeping Beauty’ pair of cuffs (a princess’ flowing hair envelopes a deep forest of fauna and

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Danny has recovered from one of the most serious injuries you can get in rugby in four months. It is an amazing achievement and it shows how seriously he takes his rugby.

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DANNY – CHAMPION OF THE WORLD England coach, had acted heavy-handedly and that if he had been

DANNY CIPRIANI HAS BEEN GIVEN THE UNENVIABLE TITLE AS THE NEW GOLDEN BOY OF ENGLISH RUGBY. IT’S A GREAT DEAL TO LIVE UP TO, AND WHEN YOU ATTRACT AS MUCH TABLOID ATTENTION OFF THE PITCH AS ON, THAT HALO IS HARD TO KEEP CLEAN.

leaving the opera he would not have been punished. But once you get a tag for liking a taste of the high life it is hard to shift it. There was also the assignation with a Cheeky Girl and a reported fling with a girl, named Larissa, who was called Darren before a sexchange, that led to merciless ribbing on the training ground and in the press.

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O THE casual observer Danny Cipriani is the sort of bloke to whom everything comes easily. Good looks, model girlfriend, at the moment Kelly Brook, and a seemingly God-given talent on the rugby field all combine to make him the type of man who makes the rest of the male sex turn a ghastly shade green

with envy at the mention of his name. There were a lot of spectators turning green – and it was not with envy – when Cipriani’s life was shattered in May by a horrific ankle injury that saw his foot splayed a right angles to his leg. The injury, about as bad as it can come in rugby, put the fly-half out of England’s summer tour to New Zealand, and the initial prognosis, once he had had four pins put in the joint, was that he would be out for six months. He was a certainty for that trip with Jonny Wilkinson, also injured, but faced a lay-off that would knock the stuffing out of most young players. Cipriani’s dramatic recovery gives a hint to what is behind the man. He was back in action in just over four months – defying medical experts – thanks to that age-old remedy, sheer hard work. Cipriani might be photographed regularly in nightclubs with a goodlooking girl on his arm but there is rarely anything stronger than pineapple juice sitting in front of him. And he is quick to hit back at the carpers who said his celebrity lifestyle contributed to his being dropped from the England side for the final international of the autumn against New Zealand. It seemed he might have been rushed back into the side too quickly. He was previously left out of the team for the Six Nations game against Scotland after being snapped leaving a nightclub but again had not been drinking and was only dropping some match tickets off to friend. Naïve certainly but unlikely to affect his performance on the pitch. But once the red-top photographers know what you look like it is hard to escape their lens short of locking yourself in your room. His club bosses at Wasps stuck by their man arguing that Brian Ashton, the-then

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“I did get a lot of banter,” he says. “But it’ll be forgotten about. I wasn’t proud of it but the only thing I was upset about was my mum having to read it.” And the critics were at it again following the beating by South Africa. It was Brook’s 29th birthday and although she reportedly entered into the spirit of it all at a West End nightspot, Cipriani stuck to the soft drinks. You wouldn’t have seen Jonny Wilkinson out after a match England had just lost 42-6 but everyone is different and that is the beauty of rugby. Even Jake White, the man who coached South Africa to the World Cup chipped in saying Cipriani had done more in the West End than on the rugby pitch. Cipriani said: “What celebrity lifestyle? It was my girlfriend’s birthday. I’m going to go out with her, aren’t I? Every single one of the players went out ... you’ve still got to enjoy yourself. “Just because I was photographed doesn’t make me a celebrity. I’m just very lucky to have a gorgeous girlfriend. I wasn’t drinking, I was back home early. It’s an easy stick to use but there is no celebrity lifestyle. Like I said, I’m just lucky in my choice of girlfriend.” Cipriani’s dedication to his sport is backed up by his coach at Wasps Shaun Edwards, a notoriously hard taskmaster and a former rugby league star who had his taste of the limelight as a player when he was married to Heather Small the lead singer for the band M People. As Edwards says: “He’s one of the most dedicated lads I’ve ever come across. Time off is time off... some people are just luckier with their time off than those of us who just take the dogs for a walk. I never pulled birds like that.” Lawrence Dallaglio, himself no stranger to serious injury or

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tabloid headlines, says: “All the headlines Danny gets about his celebrity girlfriend

of. He still wears a scrum-cap when he plays in case he upsets her and once

are completely irrelevant. Danny has recovered from one of the most serious

received a lecture when she spotted him on television playing without one

injuries you can get in rugby in four months. It is an amazing achievement and it

against Bath. He had forgotten to pack it.

shows how seriously he takes his rugby.”

“She’s made huge sacrifices for me,” he says. “She’s done everything in her

By rights Cipriani should not even have playing in the autumn after his gruesome

power for me and she gets a bit uncomfortable as she doesn’t want to feel as

injury but as one of the keys to his recovery – apart from the work of physio Prav

though she’s taking my limelight away. I played football, cricket, rugby, table

Mathema (known as ‘the Miracle Man’ at Wasps) – Cipriani went to see sprint

tennis, squash. If I’d gone to a state school I might never have known how

coach Margot Wells six times a week during his recuperation.

good I was.” Most rugby fans know how good he is now and he will only get

He paid for these sessions out of his own pocket, and he continues to do so. Wells, the wife of 1980 Olympic 100 metres champion Alan, also coaches James Haskell, Riki Flutey and Paul Sackey. The inspiration for Cipriani’s dedication lies in his upbringing and his mum, Anne, the woman he was worried about offending when she read of his tryst with

better if he sticks to his rigid training scheme and the pineapple juice. The schools Reading Oratory and then Whitgift in Croydon are renowned for their sporting prowess and in Cipriani they seem to have unearthed a gem – but most of it is down to a remarkable young man himself, with a bit of help from his remarkable mum.

a sex-change patient. It was Anne who, as a single parent, drove a taxi to get the money together for Cipriani’s school fees once his father Jay had returned to Trinidad & Tobago. It seems Anne Cipriani is the only person around who can strike fear into the youngster. Dallaglio, Edwards, Ian McGeechan and Phil Vickery are all hard men at Wasps’ training base but it is his mum whom he still seems to take most notice

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A breat h of sea air ART IS ALWAYS SUBJECTIVE, AND CAN BE THE CAUSE OF HEATED DEBATE. WITH MOST ARTISTS SELLING RETROSPECTIVELY, THE ODDS OF BOTH HITTING UPON A UNIVERSALLY POPULAR STYLE, AND BEING AROUND TO APPRECIATE YOUR SUCCESS ARE CONSIDERABLY LONG. HOW THEN MUST LOCAL ARTIST REBECCA LARDNER FEEL FOLLOWING THE WORLDWIDE SUCCESS OF HER LATEST SET OF PAINTINGS?

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EBECCA LARDNER is currently riding

one-off commission for the Paul McCartney Music

the crest of a very large wave, having

Academy, (she didn’t even know that she was a

recently won The Fine Art Trade Guild

contender for the Fine Art award until the day of

Business award in the category of ‘best

presentation). There’s no denying her popularity

selling up and coming British artist’. Sponsored by

though, with paintings being sold as far afield as

Daler Rowney, and voted for by dealers, this really

Australia and New Zealand, often to homesick ex-

is an artist’s prize, and has catapulted Rebecca well

pats wanting a glimpse of home. The harbour scenes

and truly into the limelight.

are also proving popular in London and other land-

The stylised harbour views for which Lardner has become synonymous are inspired by the southwest

locked cities, as a source of inspiration for those dreaming of their weekend escape to the coast.

coastline, and in particular Swanage, where she

Although many people like to believe that the

grew up. Having completed an art foundation at

harbour scenes are of real places, often claiming

Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design,

to recognise particular areas of coastline, this is not

and then a BA Honours degree in illustration at

the case. Every scene is dreamt up by Rebecca

Sir John Moore’s University in Liverpool, Rebecca

and no two are the same. She was once asked to

went on to build a highly successful career in art

paint a specific area of St Ives, but unfortunately

and illustration. Initially commissioned to create

real buildings can get in the way of aesthetics, so

animal prints which were later turned into cards,

it’s best to let imagination take control. The colour

the requests kept rolling in until she was taken on

palette Rebecca uses to evoke these coastal scenes

by an art gallery.

is mainly blue, green and slate. Soft and subtle tones

In the early days Rebecca had a unique

are used for the buildings, with white used to pick

perspective on selling paintings. Her first gallery

out details. This calming colour scheme invites you

gave her their dog in exchange for a painting, a

to rest your eyes on the canvas, take time to identify

farmer bartered a goat, and a dentist even offered

the characters and enjoy the whimsically depicted

free treatment for the chance of owning one of

sea birds and other wildlife. It is probably this ability

her pieces! Of course more traditional payment

to combine a restful palette with the energy of life at

methods are preferred, but that’s not to say that

sea and a simple but recognisable cast of characters

the idea is completely unappealing – although the

that has kept these paintings in such demand.

price may have gone up somewhat! Down to earth and unassuming, Rebecca is keen to downplay mentions of celebrity buyers, and a

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In the early days Rebecca had a unique perspective on selling paintings. Her first gallery gave her their dog in exchange for a painting…

Rebecca with her award

Working from an attic studio, Rebecca employs a somewhat unconventional style to create these paintings. Using her favourite medium, oil on 49


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canvas, she works on a flat surface and applies layers

is quite difficult to achieve. That’s not to say that these

of paint from above, constantly turning the canvas like

paintings haven’t taken on a life of their own. The earlier

a pizza chef to reach all sides. Firstly a thin layer of

versions are much simpler, with various new aspects

block colour is applied, which must be allowed to dry

added over time. The most recent development is the

thoroughly to avoid ‘lifting’. After that, she works very

addition of a cat gazing at the view through a window,

quickly applying layer upon layer with a palette knife for

and the paintings continue to metamorphosise.

texture, and adding the finer details by brush. This style

Such is the demand for these wonderful scenes that

of painting does take its toll physically, and after waking

Lardner is currently devoting all her time to keeping up

up one morning unable to move her neck, she tried

with requests. She still has time to look into the future

changing to a conventional easel. This was a short-

though, and likes the idea of being a latter-day Beatrix

lived experiment however, as it didn’t suit her style of

Potter, writing and illustrating her own children’s books.

painting – so she has returned to the less comfortable,

She also admires the work of artists like Mary Feddon

but more natural style.

and Elaine Pamphilon, but would not class herself

When embarking on a harbour picture, Rebecca has

as painting in a particular style; she enjoys figurative

a rough idea in her head of how it will look, but says

work and would like to branch out into more ‘grungy’

that really they evolve by themselves into the finished

pieces one day. Like many artists, she also likes to take

article. Although she has no idea how long each one

time out to enjoy the simple pleasure of sketching. For

takes from start to finish, there is always the ultimate

now though, Rebecca is enjoying the popularity of her

point when she knows it’s complete. The ability to finish

harbour scenes with typical humility and waiting to see

a piece of art and not be constantly dabbing and adding

where the next painting takes her.

Rebecca Larder’s harbour scenes are published by DeMontford Fine Art and available at Whitewall Gallery, Westover Road, Bournemouth. www.whitewallgalleries.com 01202 559903

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Evening Hill

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Branksome Park

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Canford Cliffs

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Expertly modernised by the current owners using the ďŹ nest possible materials including Hulsta, Loddenkamper and Porcelenosa to name but a few, this beautiful, stylish and contemporary home is located on the Sandbanks Peninsula surrounded by glistening waters and only moments from the stunning Blue Flag safe and sandy beaches. 4 bedrooms, 4 luxury bathrooms (3 en-suite), living room, dining room, family room, gallery room, fabulous luxury kitchen, utility room, gym, garage and two spacious terraces.

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Sandbanks

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THE NEW BMW X6 IS A FLAVOURSOME CONCOCTION OF POWER, DESIGN AND EFFICIENCY. FAR FROM THE STEREOTYPE OF ‘CHELSEA TRACTOR’ ON A SCHOOL RUN, THIS IS ONE CAR THAT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY ‘SHOW AND TELL’.

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warming up conspires to make them as popular as a Russell Brand

engines, all turbocharged – the first time for an entire BMW model range.

stand-up show at a Saga evening.

Three of these are award-winning powerplants, while the 4.4-litre twin-

And yet they get a bad rap much of the time. Choose the right one and its carbon

turbocharged V8 petrol engine is entirely new.

footprint is not much greater than a large saloon, while the snidey, jealous – and

Turbocharging is central to BMW’s strategy of minimising emissions.

possibly sexist –barbs about ‘school run mums’ in their unsuitable gas guzzling

It allows the firm to use smaller engines while obtaining power outputs of

4x4s is wide of the mark: given the opportunity and ability to pay for it, who

much larger motors, and it really leads the field in this by a distance. Over

wouldn’t put their family in the biggest, safest, strongest metal box they can?

the last couple of years its EfficientDynamics technology, which uses all

And to the choice of metal boxes, you can now add the least boxiest of them

sorts of fuel saving gizmos such as engines that stop when the car stops

all, the BMW X6, a vehicle that is so strikingly individual that to drive one down

and Active Aerodynamics which make the car more slippery through the

the motorway attracts a fleet of amateur paparazzi. Just make sure you’re not

air at speed, have won them numerous green awards.

absent-mindedly picking your nose, because your nasal ablutions will end up on numerous camera phones. Why is the X6 such a draw? Because BMW has taken the comforting foursquare proportions of the SUV and wedded them to a sleek coupe roofline. This could be a disaster, some automotive Blumenthalian concoction of snails and ice cream but instead it looks spectacular, muscular, sporty. It bulges out from the wheelarches, sitting on wide, low profile wheels, and surrounded by a smattering of gaping air intakes to cool the engines. But above the doorline is where the real drama takes place because instead of a big square glasshouse, is a BMW 6 Series, with squinting dark windows and

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capable of propelling it from zero to 62mph in 6.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 149mph. At the top of the range is the all-new 4.4-litre V8 engine producing 408hp, called the xDrive50i. How fast is this? Well it will reach 60mph from standstill quicker than a Porsche Boxster, in 5.4 seconds. So you’ve got the wild looks sorted, and it is replete with a range of engines that offer performance and economy. Unfortunately the one thing SUVs are always a massive let down about is the way they drive. The BMW X5 is probably the best handling, but they are big, heavy, high things which means that most handle with all the deft of a cow on a skateboard. The X6 is very different. Very different indeed. So different that you have to recalibrate your expectations. The xDrive chassis it uses actually directs more power to wheels when it senses slippage. You and I, and every other car on the market lift off the gas and brake when things start to go a bit pear-shaped. The X6’s system redirects power to the wheels that will drive you through the corner or keep you accelerating in a straight line, correcting any slipping, just as Lewis Hamilton would. Add in state-of-the art suspension systems and precise, weighty steering and what you have is a car that handles like no other car in its sector, skating round corners with mind-bending ease. Surely something this big shouldn’t feel this small and precise? The school run will never be dull again. Just don’t give the kids a big breakfast. If your brood has taken on Walton proportions, you might find the X6 is not for you, because with only four seats the X6 is not a car designed for mundane and workmanlike practices. Although the cabin is typical high quality BMW fare, there are only two seats in the back, and for adults there isn’t much headroom thanks to that roofline. And because of that roofline, bootspace is compromised too. The things we put up with for fashion. There is something utterly brilliant about the X6. Those that criticise the practicality issues of boot space and the like completely miss the point. If those things really matter, buy an X5, a very fine car in its own right, instead. Rather than being compromised, BMW have refused to compromise at all with the X6. It wanted to build something unique, and it has. The X6 is a purchase for those who love it, who find its individuality and bold flourish suits their own character. It is what it is. And what that is, is stupendous, in every sense.

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One recent client took on the services of BoConcept Bournemouth’s interior

designer Tom Clintworth after buying a home and needing it decorated from top to bottom. For Tom, it was a chance to flex his creativity, while also offering advice that worked within the client’s guidelines. He said: “I suggested a home visit after Mr Melville came into the store and said he pretty much needed everything for the home. “The beauty of doing this was that we were able to see exactly what was needed and by visiting the house, we were able to see what would work and what wouldn’t.” The first challenge for the home came from the client’s wish that the house would be light, but still able to cope with the rigours of children running about. Tom said: “Children can be messy – by accident as often as by design – and darker colours can be better for hiding that, but Mr Melville’s home was bathed in a lot of natural light. “We worked out that in the sitting room, almost half of the walls were windows, which made it a very bright area – and as such one that would pick up everything.” The client also wanted a home where his guests would feel comfortable, whilst still reflecting his personal taste. This was most apparent when it came to designing the dining room. It may have seemed unusual for Tom to ask how often he had dinner parties and how many people attended, but it’s that level of detail that helps create the best home possible. Tom said: “It might have seemed a strange question, but by knowing this information we were able to work out what was the best kind of dining room table.” He chose the Occa 4300 round dining table, which offers more flexible seating space than a tradition square design. This one-of-a-kind piece of furnishing includes a functional yet attractive turntable. Brown Zarra leather chairs completed the look for a room that was both functional and contemporary. Again, it was attention to detail that helped decorate the living room. By asking how often the room would be used and who would be there, the client was able to pick a luxurious, comfortable sofa that was contemporary yet practical. A sleek and dramatic black sofa with stitching details on the cushions and

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adjustable back cushions for extra comfort was chosen. The functional coffee table provides storage for books and remote controls and the movable tops double up as TV dinner trays or can even hold a laptop. When it came to the bedroom, BoConcept’s strengths came to the fore as the client picked from three different ranges. Tom said: “With a lot of companies, if you picked from three different designs, it would look like a horrible mishmash – no matter how good the designer was. “However our ranges are designed to be modular and flexible and they all coordinate because there are many possible configurations of beds, night-stands and chests of drawers with a wide choice of legs, handles and headboards – allowing customers to choose a design that works for them.” “Overall, working on the house was a joy because the client was serious about using BoConcept’s interior design expertise.” “He listened to our opinions and understood our explanations for our suggestions and we looked to work together to get the most beautiful possible house.” “What he appreciated was that like any good investment, choosing the right piece of furniture needs careful thought and consideration.” “However, by taking measurements and putting it all into ‘Furnish’ – our software – we were able to play around and look at a number of concepts, taking in different colours, prices and designs.”

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“What the client was particularly impressed with was that with the software, he was able to see how much space the furniture would take up and play about to see where it would look best.” “But the thing to remember is that while we are trained in the latest styles, it’s not about telling the customer what they should get, it’s about advising them and seeing what they want because every person is unique – and similarly, every person’s taste is different.” “What we like to do is show the best options and then, once the client has

“I must have done a good job because the client ended up so excited about what we had created that he brought the family into the store to see everything – he was so excited he couldn’t wait until it was delivered.”

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Awesome A perfect sunny powder day! (Photo: Matt Power)

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Maroon Bells, some of the most photographed peaks in North America (Photo: Paul Morrison)

AMERICA’S WORLD-FAMOUS HAUNT OF PRESIDENTS, ROCK STARS AND THE CREAM OF HOLLYWOOD’S GLITTERATI IS THE HOME OF MINKTRIMMED SKI SUITS, AND THE BEST-MANICURED SKIERS AROUND. BUT DELVE A LITTLE DEEPER AND YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THESE A-LISTERS MIGHT BE THERE FOR MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. THE REAL STARS HERE ARE THE MOUNTAINS, THE SNOW AND THE BREATHTAKING SKIING.

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ET OVER FOUR MOUNTAINS, Aspen has skiing and snowboarding

coffee at the bottom of the slopes, tissues at every lift station and first-class

for everyone, ranging from Aspen Mountain (the locals call it Ajax)

customer service make Aspen a thoroughly civilised place to be.

in the east to Snowmass in the west. The dry air and high altitude

The low down on the peaks

almost guarantee champagne snow conditions throughout the season,

making skiing both on- and off-piste a divine experience. Unlike the grey, craggy scenery of many European resorts, Aspen’s forests reach almost to the mountain tops, giving you the luxury of tree-lined runs and fantastic gladed adventures. Anyone familiar with European skiing, will be used to queuing for lifts and battling for space on the pistes. In Aspen you can leave those memories behind. The sophisticated lift system can carry 6,500 riders an hour. But statistics show that, on average, there are just two to four skiers an acre. Where do they all go? Experience this and it’s hard to imagine ever returning to the madness of Europe’s skiing equivalent of the rush hour. You can often have whole runs to yourself, which can leave you wondering if you’ve missed a ‘trail closed’ sign at the top. Get there first thing in the morning and it’s possible to ski your favourite run two or three times and see no-one except the lonely lift attendant at the bottom. With each mountain having its own personality, whether you fancy taking it easy, or testing your technique, it’s easy to pick and choose. The ski-bus can take you wherever you want to go, and there’s no need to carry those pesky skis around. For a nominal charge, skis and boards are whisked away to your chosen mountain, ready for the next day’s challenge. This, and other niceties such as complimentary

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Aspen Mountain – Ajax The original mountain that put Aspen on the world skiing map in the 1940s. In the heart of downtown, it would be easy to forget about skiing and just spend the day shopping and people-watching in this picturesque Victorian mining town. But get up the mountain – it’s worth it! You’ll find black diamond glades, bumps and finely manicured pistes. Aspen Highlands The most challenging mountain of the four and, indeed, of North America. It does have great groomed, cruising runs that flatter your style, but it’s best known for its abundance of expert terrain and back bowls piled high with glittering powder. Buttermilk The name hints at a pleasing, gentle experience, and that’s just how it is. This is a mountain for families and beginners, with wide open, gently rolling trails. If you fancy a go at powder skiing, but don’t yet have the technique to carry it off, this is a great place to practise. The powder is there in bucket loads, but the gentle incline is forgiving. In contrast, the fearless can pit their wits against the legendary terrain park – home of the Winter X Games.

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View of Highland Bowl and the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain (Photo: Daniel Bayer)

Hiking to Highland Bowl-800-vertical-foot uphill trek at high altitude (Photo: Daniel Bayer)

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east of the mountain. From the top of the Elk Camp lift, the guide-book tells you to ‘take a short hike to the

Treat this one as a resort in its own right – it’s the

trail’. All very well, until you take into account the altitude, the ever-increasing weight of your skis on your

second largest ski area in the country. It boasts

shoulder and boots that seem to be made of lead. The hike can be a bit of an epic, but stick with it – you’ll

the highest vertical drop in America (1,343

be glad you did.

metres), with the summit reaching 3,813 metres

It’s only a blue run, so even fairly inexperienced skiers can give it go, but it’s a very long way down.

(nearly half the height of Everest). It has cruisers,

Almost the whole run is flanked by the forest and you can choose whether to stay in the clear or dive off for

glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes to

a quick slalom through the trees. There are some great undulating sections and some huge moguls (more

keep you busy, and spectacular views to absorb

like hillocks) that you can easily pick your way around.

when taking a breather.

Off the beaten track Aspen has a few treats in store for anyone willing to go off the beaten track and explore. First Tracks This one is easy. It’s all laid on for you – all you have to do is get up early. If fresh snow is forecast during your stay, make sure you book in for First Tracks at Aspen Mountain or Snowmass. You can get up the mountain before the lifts open to the public, fill up with breakfast at a mountain-top restaurant, and then be the first to leave your mark on the fresh powder. Numbers are limited to 10, so there is room on the fresh stuff for everyone. To be the first one down an expanse of virgin snow is an experience you will never forget. As you look back up the slope, you can kid yourself that your tracks are as perfectly formed as those on the postcards in the gift shops. Longshot at Snowmass This is the resort’s longest run at 5.3 miles, skimming the boundary of the ski area to the 100

Just as you think you must be nearly there, you reach a sign in the trees announcing that you are just a quarter of the way down, and it hits you just how long this run is. Don’t rush to the finish. Pack a snack, grab a bench on the way down and sit for while. Marvel at the tranquillity. Highland Bowl at Aspen Highlands This one is not for the faint hearted. Skiing in the back bowls of any resort is a treat. You expect a bit of a trek, but are rewarded with freedom and

Skier enjoys solitude on Aspen (Photo: Biege Jones)

acres of barely touched powder. Part of what makes Highland Bowl stand out above the rest is what you go through just to get there. From the top of the Loge Peak and Deep Temerity lifts it’s skis off, head down and walk. The smart guys cadge a lift on a snow cat, but that will only get you a little way up. You still have to walk to reach your reward. The top of the bowl is at 3,777 metres, a literally breathtaking altitude. The metre wide track along the crescent shaped lip is steep and seemingly endless. How far you walk is up to you. Just how deep is your desire to ski that fresh snow in the distance? Persevere. The further you go, the better it gets.

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Once you’ve chosen your launch point and readied yourself for the descent, you will realise that, at front and back, your skis are overhanging the path you have just walked. When you look down, you notice that the bowl is so steep that you can’t actually see the stuff you are about to launch yourself into. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to jump off the edge of the earth, this must come close. But don’t panic, the bowl’s bark is worse than its bite and once you are over the initial shock of the take off, you are treated to superb, creamy powder, untouched by all but a few. It’s graded as a double diamond (a challenging black run in European terms) but that’s largely a mark of respect for the nerve it takes to get there and launch yourself into the abyss. Once you’re in, you can relax and enjoy yourself to the sound of distant ‘yips’ of delight from your fellow adventurers. Whatever you want from your skiing holiday can be found in Aspen, with loads to do, both on and off the mountains. It is famously glamorous, but exudes such a friendly atmosphere that you instantly feel at home. The customer-care ethic running through the resort ensures everything is in place to give you the time of your life. Above all, the skiing is sublime. You can ski some of the best terrain in the world and, if you’re lucky, you’ll have it all to yourself. Only a few places can claim to equal Aspen, but I’m not sure anywhere can beat it. In short, it’s awesome (as the Americans say).

To be the first one down an expanse of virgin snow is an experience you will never forget

Riding the Cirque platter pull lift (Photo: Daniel Bayer)

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Fireworks on Snowmass (Photo: Matt Power)

Snow falls on downtown Aspen (Photo: Hal Williams)

Local’s celebrating the last day of the ski season (Photo: Hal Williams)

The historic Sardy House illuminated by fireworks in downtown Aspen (Photo: Pat Sudmeier)

The Little Nell Hotel, located at the base of Aspen Mountain (Photo:Daniel Bayer)

How to get there

Places to eat:

The closest international airport is Denver, from where you can fly to Aspen/

Montagna at The Little Nell

Pitkin County airport, just three miles from town.

Olives in the St Regis

The Colorado Mountain Express runs from Denver and Aspen airports to deliver

Cache Cache

you to your accommodation via shuttle or private vehicle. For a little extra, CME Premier will provide you with your own chauffeur.

Places to drink: Caribou Club

When to go

Fly (the inside of an airplane)

February and March are the best months for snow. Aspen doesn’t suffer from

39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel

huge crowds, but the Christmas/New Year fortnight, President’s Week (usually mid to late February) and Easter are the busiest times and best avoided if you want the slopes to yourself.

Things to do when you’re all skied out: Dog sled rides Paragliding

Aspen’s top three…

Hot air ballooning

Places to stay:

Where to shop:

Hotel Jerome

www.hoteljerome.rockresorts.com

You can’t beat downtown Aspen if you want to shop till you drop. Famous

The Little Nell

www.thelittlenell.com

names include Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Burberry, Ralph Lauren

The St Regis

www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis

and Bvlgari. For further information see www.aspensnowmass.com

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A STEP BACK IN TIME AWAKENING FOND MEMORIES, A NEW RANGE OF BABY CLOTHES IS TAKING INSPIRATION FROM VINTAGE DESIGNS, AND AS AN ANTIDOTE TO FUTURISTIC STROLLERS, THE PRAM IS BACK WITH A BOUNCE.

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EPIA IMAGES of nannies in the park pushing smartly turned-out children in even smarter prams may no longer be a thing of the past if the current taste for vintage baby clothing is

anything to go by. Since the 13th century, people have been wearing smocked clothing, but it is the fond memories of little girls’ dresses that has brought about a revival of smocking in new designs with a taste of nostalgia. Smocking has its roots far from the cute baby clothes of childhood. Originally, smocked shirts were worn by rural workers, and quite often depicted their occupation by the type of stitch, with the colour of the shirt indicating which part of the country someone was from. The smocks would be worn over their outer clothing and were generally made out of linen, and waterproofed with linseed oil. By the late 1800s, smocked clothing took on a whole new look brought about by Liberty’s. They introduced silk gowns that bore no resemblance to the fashion of the day, and the look was completely re-born. At that time, as was the vogue, children’s clothes were mini versions of the adult versions, but when the style went out of favour with grown-ups, it remained popular with babies and toddlers. With a taste of nostalgia in the air, this highly skilled stiching is making a comeback with quality fabrics and classic designs at the forefront. You can have not only dresses smocked, but pyjamas, detailing on collars and pockets, babies’ bedding on the sheets and pillowcases. Christening gowns are also a favourite for the traditional smocking across the front as well as boys’ rompers with beautiful detailing of boats and trains. Sometimes they are even smocked on the front and back giving an even more precious look. To complement this bygone look, the Silver Cross pram is making a comeback. Almost everybody has a memory of the Silver Cross, but then that is hardly surprising as the company has been around since 1877. These beautiful carriage prams have been used by the Royals and more recently by famous celebrities including Helena BonhamCarter, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. With recent reports advising that it is better to have your baby facing you when out and about, the Silver Cross is the perfect height and design. The family-run business still makes these exclusive prams the same way as they have done for more than 50 years. The beautiful hand-crafted Balmoral, with its spoked wheels and leather straps gives amazing suspension, and the Kensington, designed with a fold-down chassis and removable wheels for easy transportation is also fully sprung. This truly is the Rolls Royce of baby travel. All stock available at Twinkle of Westbourne.

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HIS WINTER Quintessentially Wine is dedicated to providing only the

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Starters and nibbles – White 2007 South Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin, South Africa, £12.95 per bottle (£155.40 per case) South Hill is the definitive Sauvignon Blanc with its all-rounder skills in food and wine matching. Anything salady, any crustacean, all Asian food and sushi, goats’ cheese, prawns on a barbie, whatever – bring it on because this wine is epic. It is also very, very well priced.

Starters and nibbles – Red 2006 South Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Elgin, South Africa, £13.95 per bottle (£167.40 per case) We very rarely recommend Cape Cabernets, preferring to shop in Bordeaux and Australia, but this wine is a head-turner. This terrific red wine will appeal to those of you who enjoy medium-weight, fragrant, wellpriced reds. It is cool climate, supple and Bordeaux-shaped, but with a much earlier drinking curve than you could ever imagine. The breezy, chilly nights in Elgin make this wine so controlled and refreshing it is a joy to behold. With cassis notes and a bright leafiness lifting the aroma, just half an hour in a decanter make this the everyday Cabernet of the moment. You will love this wine!

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De-coding Dance

…BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

TOO BUTCH FOR BALLET, AND TOO LYRICAL FOR JAZZ, WHERE DOES CONTEMPORARY DANCE STAND IN THE ARTISTIC SPECTRUM? COULD IT IN FACT BE THE BRIDGE THAT ENTICES DANCE-PHOBES OVER TO THE LIGHT SIDE? WE SPEAK TO AWARD-WINNING DANCER JONATHAN GODDARD.

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ANCE: the most under-rated and yet the most physically demanding

So what inspired a Sussex lad to don a pair of tights and step into the world of

discipline in the world of the arts. A dancer needs the beauty of

dance? Like most dancers, he started at the tender age of three at a local school.

a Botticelli, the grace and elegance of a Vivaldi concerto and

Two years later came more formal dance training, then musical theatre, the RAD

the strength and stamina of a top athlete. Of the many forms of

(Royal Academy of Dance) junior associate programme at the Royal Ballet’s White

dance ballet has perhaps the highest profile and an undeservedly fluffy image.

Lodge summer school. With this sort of pedigree it would seem that success

Other forms like jazz and contemporary are equally stereotyped as ‘cheesy’ and

was a foregone conclusion. Having chosen to study ballet because it was “the

‘obscure’ respectively. But what does it actually take to reach the top of this highly

hardest thing I could think of”, and being well on the way to the top, he did the

specialised profession? Is a dancer’s life all sugar-plums and tutus, or is there a

unthinkable, and turned down a coveted place at White Lodge because he didn’t

more gritty reality?

like the idea of “just doing ballet”. He actually wanted to be a jazz dancer, but

When most people think of contemporary dance, they see dancers in baggy

at 14 decided that he couldn’t train in musical theatre as he didn’t feel he was a

T-shirts and leggings, jumping around to syncopated bongo beats - a closed door

good enough actor or singer. The West End’s loss was Sadler’s Wells’ gain, and a

to the uninitiated and a chance for some earnest snobbery. As one dancer puts

contemporary star was born.

it: “The stuff on BBC2 that you turn off”. So is it a case of the ‘Emperor’s New

Purely for pleasure

Clothes’? If you don’t enjoy it, is it because you’re some sort of artistic philistine? Thankfully the short answer to this question is ‘no’. For the long answer, turn to Jonathan Goddard - award-winning soloist for the renowned Richard Alston dance company, and contemporary teacher at ‘The Place’ in London.

With contemporary dance coming out of the shadows and being given a wider audience, now is a good time to find out, from the horse’s mouth, what there is to love and loathe about this unique art. When asked to describe contemporary to someone who’s never seen it before, Jonathan’s initial answer is: “Ballet dancing without shoes.” But that is to downplay

Biography

the diversity of this style. Like modern art, ‘contemporary’ is a term so broad that it

Jonathan grew up in Hastings and trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and

is difficult to pin down to just one element.

Contemporary Dance. In 1999 he joined Scottish Dance Theatre, and joined Richard Alston Dance Company in 2002.

There are those who feel that there is an inaccessibility about contemporary, but Jonathan sees it another way. For example when you go to see The Nutcracker,

By the end of 2007, Jonathan was the first contemporary dancer not only

you can be pretty sure of what you’re going to get, but with contemporary, you

to be nominated for, but also to win the South Bank Show/Times Newspaper

may see something that blows your mind, or leaves you longing for your interval

Breakthrough Award. In 2008 he won the Critic’s Circle award for best male

G&T! That’s what makes it so exciting. Contemporary doesn’t necessarily have to

dancer – again, the first modern dancer to do so. Jonathan was also nominated for

be ‘about’ anything, it can just exist for the pleasure of itself.

the prestigious Olivier award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. It is unheard

As for dance’s ‘fluffy’ image, shows like Strictly come Dancing have helped the

of for a solo dancer to be nominated, unless in the field of ballet, and incredibly

public not just to enjoy different forms of dance, but to appreciate the effort and

rare for any contemporary dancer.

skill involved, even to appraise the steps and performance and become more

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Photo: © Chris Nash

involved. Most of us don’t know a thing about ballroom dancing, but we’ve all screamed at the judges and cheered along with the TV show. Watching the journey of the rookie dancers gives some idea of what’s involved. To reach the top of this demanding and competitive profession is just like being successful in any field – talent is not enough: it takes strength, determination, thick skin and ambition. When we met Jonathan he was rehearsing a new piece called ‘Shuffle it Right’ to the music of Hoagy Carmichael – a piece choreographed by Richard Alston. The first surprise was the upbeat and infectious music, which is ideal for his loose, rhythmic style of dance, and evidence of the much broader appeal that contemporary dance now has. Having been with the RADC for almost seven years, Jonathan has had the opportunity to Photo: © Pari Naderi

work closely with the choreographer whose dances are always a pure response to music. The dancers who he’s working with influence the choreography, and unlike many others who create moves on their own bodies for dancers to replicate, Alston plays to a dancer’s strengths and pushes them forward: tests them. He is rare in that he makes material for the dancer, and it is a testament to Jonathan’s talents that he is given about 100 steps a minute, made harder by twisting and turning shapes. This approach to choreography is unusual and gratifying for a dancer. In the current piece there are 10 dancers, all soloists in their own right who are able to come together, almost like a corps de ballet. These moments of unity serve to make this dance style more accessible, and although they are easy on the eye, the dancers work hardest to make those uniform patterns. Jonathan’s bruised and battered feet are a testament to the hard work involved in looking so graceful. The physical strength involved in being able to jump to almost your own height whilst

A brief history Contemporary dance is a very young art form in this country. It emerged in the US in the middle of the last century, and was introduced here as recently as the 1970s. There are two main techniques: Martha Graham and the more recent Merce Cunningham. These have since developed and evolved into a many-pronged beast, often incorporating other art forms.

hitting 180o splits should also not be underestimated. Contemporary can be narrative or abstract – it’s pot luck what you’re going to get. You don’t necessarily need to look for a story, although you can create one if it helps. You can pick an

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It is the group’s smallest hotel, and boasts 24 exquisite bedrooms and suites all

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The Crow’s Nest is the perfect place for pre and post dinner drinks

Closer to home is the newly refurbished Hotel du Vin, Poole. Nestled in Thames Street, just off The Quay, Hotel du Vin and Bistro Poole offers 38 bedrooms and suites, an impressive 80-seater bistro, two unique events rooms for business or private dining, a well-stocked bar, an outstanding wine cellar and the Bothy

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The wine tasting table is one of the special features of Hotel du Vin Poole

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The well-stocked bar at Poole is made from restored oak barrels

even has non-smokers looking on with envy. As one would expect with Hotel du Vin’s reputation, the wine cellar is a place to be celebrated, and with that aim, is glass fronted, making an aesthetic statement out of function. As well as over 600 bottles, it also houses a fabulous Laroche tasting table for wine enthusiasts and amateurs alike. Head Sommelier Ivan Vegas is happy to give pre-arranged tastings and talks, and is always on hand to offer advice when selecting the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Diners may also find that they need help choosing from the tempting menu; with dishes such as Dorset Cheddar soufflé, chicken liver parfait, slow-roasted belly of pork, pan-fried Guinea fowl and breast of wood pigeon to choose from. With its blend of old and new, the hotel and bistro maintains the nautical, historical flavour, whilst embracing modern concepts and comforts – a trademark of the Hotel du

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WITHOUT QUESTION THE FASTEST GROWING GOLF DESTINATION IN THE WORLD, THE STAGGERING GROWTH OF DUBAI IS TAKING ANOTHER LEAP FORWARD AT JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES. ROBIN BARWICK REPORTS…

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O THE NORTH AND WEST OF DUBAI lies the glittering Persian Gulf, and to the south and east lies the barren expanse of the Rub ‘Al Khali desert. Temperatures in summer hover around 40 degrees during the day and the annual rainfall averages about 12 centimetres. With

natural sources of fresh water virtually non-existent, the natural conditions in the United Arab Emirates hardly lend themselves to golf – in the traditional sense – but in Dubai, anything is possible. Climate-defying golf courses and opulent hotels continue to transform this once dusty and monotonous terrain beyond recognition, and enormous investment from this oil-rich Emirate has persuaded some of the biggest names in golf to design golf courses here. Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie and South Africa’s Ernie Els are two of the players to have their signatures adorning young Dubai courses, while world number one Tiger Woods will see his first ever course design, Al Ruwaya (meaning ‘Serenity’), open in Dubai late in 2009. While it will cost developers tens of millions of pounds to build a golf resort in this climate, with a household name as designer, the clubhouse, obligatory spa, extra leisure facilities, hotel and holiday homes to go with it, the business model leads to hundreds of millions eventually coming back from green fees, club memberships, room rates and above all, those properties. Setting a new benchmark for residential golf resorts in Dubai right now is Jumeirah Golf Estates, which is being built by international developers Leisurecorp, a company which last year also bought the Turnberry resort in Scotland, stage of the 2009 Open Championship. By 2010, four 18-hole golf courses will have opened at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

“This is the premier golf destination under construction anywhere in the world,”

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– twice Open champion – have just opened for play, with the third course, Water,

a project on a massive scale. Covering an area of 2,750 acres, Jumeirah Golf

designed by Fiji’s Vijay Singh, currently under construction. The fourth course

Estates will even have its own power station and water reclamation plant, and

will be called Wind, and it is a design collaboration between Norman, renowned

the clubhouse that will serve the Fire and Earth golf courses will be the largest

American course architect Pete Dye and Spanish Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia,

in Dubai.

and ground will be broken on that course early in the New Year. In fact, the UAE

In Dubai though, building a handful of prime golf courses alone is no longer

army has had to re-locate a desert army-training base from the site where Wind is

headline news. There are a few factors that separate Jumeirah Golf Estates from

being built – even the military must make way for the growth of tourism in Dubai.

the rest, such as the fact the European Tour, the world’s premier circuit of

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professional golf tournaments outside the United States, is expanding from its current headquarters in Wentworth, Surrey, to establish an International headquarters at Jumeirah Golf Estates, complete with a Centre of Excellence for the use of all Tour members. And that’s just the beginning. The European Tour’s Order of Merit – as its list of prize money winners was previously known – has been re-branded the ‘Race to Dubai’ for the 2009 season, and the Race will culminate in a new tournament, The Dubai World Championship, played on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. This will be the world’s richest golf tournament when it is played for the first time in November 2009, with a prize fund of $10 million, a first prize of $1.66 million, and a limited field of only 60 golfers. The Dubai World Championship has the potential to become the world’s most important and most watched golf event after the game’s fourcornered Holy Grail, the Majors (the US Masters; US Open; Open Championship; US PGA Championship).

Dream Team: Greg Norman and Chris Evert

So the collective golfing elements of Jumeirah Golf Estates are astonishing, but Leisurecorp is doing a pretty good job attracting non-golfers too. For instance, Norman’s wife is setting up a tennis academy with grass, clay and hard courts. It just so happens that Norman’s wife is former Wimbledon Ladies champion Chris Evert. Leisurecorp has also just announced that nestled among the putative luxury villas and apartments surrounding Singh’s Water course will be two restaurants – one Italian and one a barbeque concept – created by our very own Jamie Oliver. A Jamie Oliver delicatessen will also be opening there. With such an array of unique attractions, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that Leisurecorp has so far seen its off-plan property sales fly out the door. All the resort’s early releases have sold out. For the record, the most exclusive community planned for the entire resort is called ‘Fireside by Greg Norman’, in which Norman and Evert are building their Dubai home. This most select of neighbourhoods will comprise 66 properties, each with at least five bedrooms, and with price tags between £4.5 and £7.5 million each. As a little incentive to the super rich looking for a bolt hole

Sergio Garcia in action

in the Middle East, when each Fireside homeowner walks into the garage of their new property they will find their very own limited edition ‘Greg Norman Collection’ Range Rover Sport: All part of the service in this particular neighbourhood. Luxury wheels aside, Jumeirah Golf Estates represents a hugely significant step for both the European Tour, and for Dubai as a golf destination. With the Race to Dubai, the European Tour is offering the world’s best players a serious alternative to the previously all-powerful US PGA Tour, at a time when the American circuit is feeling the sharp end of the global economic climate, with much of its sponsorship coming from US banks and car manufacturers who are finding themselves in dire straits. In contrast, the European Tour continues to expand and dominate world Tour golf outside North America. For Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates confirms Dubai’s intentions to become the world’s leading golf destination outside the United States. In effect, Dubai and the European Tour have become partners in ‘Rest of the World’ golf domination. Norman, Garcia and Dye in discussion

Vijay Singh studies plans for the ‘water’ course

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