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he doorbell chimes in my house a lot more these days and, when it does, my family look at each other with a mix of excitement and anticipation but also apprehension and dread. Is it a Christmas gift delivery or the hamper my aunt always sends us? Or is it a rosette-wearing, manifesto-waving political canvasser from any of the eight different parties standing in my London borough? At the time of writing, it’s not known who will be our next Prime Minister, if deals will need to be done for a coalition government and whether Britain will leave or remain in the EU. Will it be Boris or Jeremy who will be enjoying Christmas Day at Chequers? Our cover star however is the ultimate statesman and inside brilliant wildlife photographer David Yarrow tells how he achieved this incredible shot of an adult polar bear in the wilds of Alaska. “What I see in his eyes are wisdom, security and governance. He is totally in control – a bit like a meeting with a therapist. He has all the answers to my none. It’s a fireside chat at the top of the world with a statesman. I think he is telling me that he likes his tea white with no sugar. Then we can get on with the issues of the day.” You can read more about Yarrow’s work – and see more of his stunning photography – from page 22. His large-format coffee table book is at the very top of my Christmas gift wish-list. Should you be shopping for family, friends or for colleagues in the Secret Santa draw, I hope you find our gift guide, starting on page 18, helpful. This whole issue is packed with ideas for great festive looks, ideas for where to celebrate and tips for stylishly dressing your home. On page 38, we even have expert tips for how to cook the perfect festive lunch. One movie I will be very tempted to leave the house for when it’s released on Boxing Day will be the new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. On page 32, we interview one of the film’s stars, Saoirse Ronan, who talks of her transatlantic lifestyle and how important family is to her. Whether you are with family, friends or continuing to work this Christmas, I and the whole team wish you a very happy holiday season and, whatever the result on December 12th, here’s hoping for a peaceful – and prosperous – 2020.

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THIS ISSU E THE TEAM HAVE BEE N ... DECKING OUR HALLS...

…at a wreath making masterclass at McQueens Flower School in Bethnal Green. Shop bought will never be the same again.

ARGUING OVER THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME...

…From Elf to It’s A Wonderful Life, from The Polar Express to Nativity!, the office banter has become a festive debate. Obviously the winner is White Christmas (Ed).

RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH CELEBS…

…Digital editors Mhairi Graham and Dominic Jeffares caught up with David Walliams, Laurence Fox and Lady Kitty Spencer at the Walpole British Luxury Awards at The Dorchester.

GOING OFF-PISTE

…enjoying some warming winter drinks in the TOG cabins at the Off Piste Bar in Canada Square Park. We recommend the mulled wine.


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CONTENT DIRECTOR

Dawn Alford

DEPUTY EDITOR

Ellen Millard

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Richard Brown

DIGITAL EDITOR

Mhairi Graham

SENIOR ASSISTANT EDITOR

Anna Prendergast

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS

Carly McCormack Natasha Afxentiou HEAD OF DESIGN

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COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Rachel Gilfillan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Madelyn Curnyn

BRAND EXECUTIVE

Dom Jeffares

James Lawrence

Graham Cruz

Peter Jenkinson

Journalist, and oenophile James Lawrence knows his way around a wine cellar. On page 50, he shares his top bottles to crack open this Christmas.

Stylist to the stars Graham Cruz has dressed the likes of Lizzo, Paloma Faith and Samuel L. Jackson. This issue he lent his fashionable eye to our festive-themed shoot on page 64.

On page 84, technology writer and TV presenter Peter Jenkinson rounds-up the best gadgets from 2019, from stylish TV sets to high-tech travel mugs.

What’s on your Christmas list? A holiday in January and a bottle of Krug 2002. What are you looking forward to in December? Seeing more of my family, tucking into a roast goose and enjoying some lovely Christmas Day Burgundies.

What’s on your Christmas list? My Christmas list is pretty easy this year. All I’m looking for is time with family and friends; the gift of a good laugh over a whisky sour is all I need. What are you looking forward to in December? I’m most looking forward to hopping on a plane to Bali on New Year’s Eve. There’s nothing like winter sun to start the year off right.

What’s on your Christmas list? An Oculus Quest, the new virtual reality gaming headset. What are you looking forward to in December? Getting my skates on at some of London’s most iconic locations, from the Natural History Museum to Somerset House.

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CONTRIBUTORS Introducing the writers behind the December issue

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FOOD & DRINK Where to eat in and around Canary Wharf this month

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BEAUTY EDIT Glittering eyeshadows and pearlescent powders

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FASHION SHOOT Oppulent occassionwear to see you from Christmas to the New Year

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KIDS’ CLUB Festive fun for little ones

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ALL WRAPPED UP Stocking fillers to slip under the tree – or add to your Christmas wish list...

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ANIMAL CHARM Behind the lens with wildlife photographer David Yarrow

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OFF THE SHELF Beautiful coffee table books to add to your collection

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THE RISE AND RISE OF SAOIRSE RONAN The Irish actress on her starring role in Little Women

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THE SPIRIT OF CRAFTSMANSHIP Raise a glass to Britain’s best whisky makers

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THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS WINE GUIDE Stocking fillers for oenophiles

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FELINE FESTIVE Chanel’s make up artist Kay Montanto shares her festive beauty tips

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DEAR SANTA... Top your Christmas wish list with the latest launches from Mulberry, Canary Wharf’s newest resident

 

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS How to give your home a complete Christmas makeover

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HALL OF FLAME Christmas scents and kitsch candles

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HOLIDAY INNS Avoid the in-laws and spend your Christmas in one of the UK’s most luxurious lodgings

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ANIMAL C H AR M D AV I D YA R R O W ’ S M O N O C H R O M AT I C P H O T O G R A P H S C A P T U R E N AT U R E F R O M ITS BEST ANGLES IN A NEW BOOK WORDS ELLEN MILLARD


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avid Yarrow’s first encounter with a wild animal wasn’t without its problems. In Amboseli, Kenya, where the flat and arid landscape makes for optimum animalspotting opportunities, the photographer and his guide sought to photograph a lioness they had seen sleeping with her cubs. Just after sunrise, he sprayed his camera with deodorant and dropped it in a metal casing, 200 yards from where the family slept. As predicted, the lioness approached to inspect this unusual object, and Yarrow captured the moment using a PocketWizard remote-control unit. What happened next, however, was less predictable: taking the 22-pound box in her jaw, the lioness made off with both the camera and the card. The money shot – and Yarrow’s equipment – had been pinched, and by one of the world’s most ferocious predators no less. Yarrow was able to recover the box some hours later, his camera and photograph intact. For the photographer, it marked the beginning of a new era – an era in which he would attempt, and succeed, to capture the world’s most dangerous animals on camera. Today, Yarrow’s portfolio features a monochrome menagerie that spans elephants to polar bears to orangutans to cheetahs. His photographs are intimate and at the same time immense, capturing the enormity of nature’s beasts in breathtaking proportions. The best of his work is highlighted in a new book, David Yarrow, published by Rizzoli and featuring some of the photographer’s most recognisable snaps: a scarred and regal lion, a huddle of elephants standing in formation, two penguins embracing one another and a jet black panther mid leap. In one, Cindy Crawford takes the wheel of a convertible, a wolf perched in the passenger seat. “I’m not sure there is any other photographer alive who could have persuaded me to go to Nevada City, Montana, during a

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blizzard to sit in a convertible with a very large wolf,” Crawford writes in the afterword. “I assumed these animals would be trained like I imagine movie animals are. I had no idea that their ‘training’ mostly involved pieces of raw chicken being tossed toward us (me and the wolf ) to get our attention. It worked! For someone who is afraid around big dogs, this was way out of my comfort zone. But it was also an incredible experience that I wouldn’t trade.” In isolated locations, Yarrow uses remote-control equipment to get up-close-and-personal with his wilder subjects, allowing him to create intimate portraits of creatures not used to – or fit for – human interaction. Though his subjects are predominantly animals – with the odd famous model thrown in for good measure – Yarrow shrugs off the typical ‘wildlife photography’ label. “I am not a wildlife photographer; I am a photographer,” he argues. “I may not accept wedding assignments and have no appetite for documenting flower or food arrangements, but in the main, I am subject agnostic with just one caveat—the subject must interest me or challenge me. “I want this book to showcase the breadth and magnificence of life on our planet by taking readers on an evocative and immersive journey that is distinctive.” That it certainly does – from the most ferocious to the cutest, nature’s beasts are captured from their best angles in this striking tome, for which all royalties will be donated to conservation efforts around the globe, namely Tusk in the United Kingdom and WildAid in the United States. It’s thanks to these conservation efforts, Yarrow has said, that he is able to have such extraordinary access to animals, and in turn produce the most spectacular wildlife photographs. But it’s not all about right place, right time. An excellent eye is, of course, at play, as well as a resolute unflappability David Yarrow by David – the latter of which will no doubt Yarrow, £139, published prove handy if your mischievous by Rizzoli New York, 2019, subject makes off with your kit… davidyarrow.photography 26


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David Yarrow reveals the story behind our cover photo I guess on the one hand this is a fairly straightforward portrait of an adult male polar bear – there is nothing dramatic going on and no collapsing iceberg in the background. But the encounter was surreal and it did take some time for it all to sink in. But on the other hand, there is fine detail in this study. He is totally comfortable with my presence and happy merely to observe and continue being who he is – the ultimate alpha mammal. His relaxed demeanour allowed me to inch closer and wait for head-on eye to eye contact. Only then can we stare into his unique world. What do I see in his eyes? Wisdom, security and governance. He is totally in control – a bit like a meeting with a therapist. He has all the answers to my none. It’s a fireside chat at the top of the world with a statesman. I think he is telling me that he likes his tea white with no sugar. Then we can get on with the issues of the day. There are very few places in the world where this shot could be taken and those that know polar bear habitats will probably know that this perspective is most likely to be found on the North Slope of Alaska. It may not be the most beautiful place in the world to photograph polar bears, but it is still – in my humble opinion – the best place in the world to see polar bears. There is a subtle difference between the two, but I confess to playing the numbers game and therefore have an affinity to this barren bleak coastline. In September, the bears are out in force and they are not spooked by humans – we almost co-habit at this time of year. 28

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OFF THE SH E L F CROWN YOUR CHRISTMAS COFFEE TA B L E W I T H O U R P I C K O F T H E M O S T A E S T H E T I C A L LY P L E A S I N G P U B L I C AT I O N S

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In Steve McCurry’s book Animals, the photographer celebrates the creatures we share our planet with. Spanning South America to Asia, McCurry’s fascinating images showcase the ways in which animals and humans interact, and the different relationships that exist between them across the globe.

Nadav Kander’s portraiture encapsulates the humanity and vulnerability of his subjects. From Barack Obama to HRH Prince Charles, Sir David Attenborough and Kanye West, Kander’s subjects include icons from sport, music, politics and film alongside relatives and members of the public he has encountered over the years.

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THE WATCH: A TWENTIETH CENTURY STYLE HISTORY This book by watch specialist Alexander Barter details the stylistic evolution of timepieces throughout the 20th century. From the classic pocket watch popularised in the 1900s to electronic watches from the 60s and 70s, more than 400 detailed images demonstrate the intricate designs of these heritage timepieces. £45, prestelpublishing.randomhouse.de

THE WORLD

TALES FROM THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED The first photographic book by Dutch photographer Pie Aerts is a collection of breathtaking images taken during his travels around the world, giving you a peak at some of the most secluded parts of the planet. Photographs of the depths of Papua jungles, Buddhist monasteries in Nepal, and Bolivian plains are accompanied by anecdotes from Aerts’ adventures – with pictures that capture wildlife, endangered animals, and the experiences of people who live off the beaten track.

In The World, acclaimed wildlife and landscape photographer Michael Poliza presents previously unseen images from his travels across all seven continents. Having always been drawn to remote places and the extraordinary aspects of nature, Poliza captures both the diverse beauty of our planet and the urgent need to preserve it. The World is also available in two special editions alongside two collector’s editions. From £225, teneues-books.com

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erhaps Saoirse Ronan was always destined for greatness. She was making waves in the film industry by the time she was 10 years old. Aged just 13, her precocious turn in sweeping period epic Atonement won her an Academy Award nomination. With a string of successes under her belt, including smash-hit indie flicks Brooklyn in 2015 and Lady Bird in 2017, Ronan will now take the lead as Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical protagonist Jo March, in the star-studded big-budget new film of Little Women, released this Christmas. “It’s mad lucky to play her,” Ronan says. “You read the book and you watch the other film versions and you realise that she’s an amazing character. There’s so much you can do with her and I think there’s a lot that we explore that hasn’t been explored as much before. It’s been such a treat to delve into all the nooks and crannies of this character – she’s essentially Louisa May Alcott – and learning about Alcott’s life really helped.” Such attention to detail is characteristic. It’s an approach that has already earned Ronan, at 25 years old, a trio of Oscar nods. Little Women may well bring her name to the fore once more come awards season, and it can only be a matter of time before she earns that first big win from the Academy. But even an actor as experienced as she is can find the pressure to deliver from fans and critics alike difficult to handle. “I’m often nervous, just at the start,” she admits. “The first few days on the set I’m thinking, ‘This time I can’t do it. I don’t know how I’m going to manage’. But then I settle down and I feel so much at home and part of the creative process, and I’m

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able to find that rhythm working with the other actors.” Little Women sees Ronan reunited with much-praised Lady Bird screenwriter and director Greta Gerwig, and gives them the opportunity to work their magic on a far larger scale. “Greta has been a huge influence on me, and I admire her so much,” smiles Ronan. “It’s been wonderful to watch her take on this huge film – I don’t think any of us realised until we were in it how big it was. There’s a lot of film there! And again, just like in Lady Bird, she knows exactly what she’s going to do with the story; you just know the film is in really safe hands.” Although well-known period pieces are popular fare in Hollywood, Ronan is quick is point out that the underlying themes of Little Women still resonate in today’s world. “It’s an important story for women,” she says. “Maybe it’s more relevant today than at any other time because of the #MeToo movement and how women are demanding that our

voices be heard, and how we need to make more films that reflect women’s lives and tell our stories. “Greta did that with Lady Bird, which was largely based on her own experience growing up in California. She’s always loved Little Women and she wanted to make this film as a way of exploring sisterhood and female friendship and love. Those are timeless things and she’s done an amazing job.” For Little Women, due for release in the UK on 26 December, Gerwig has assembled a stellar cast as the March sisters, with Ronan joined by Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Australian youngster Eliza Scanlen. Laura Dern and Meryl Streep bring additional heavyweight star power. Ronan is clearly aware of the current opportunities afforded by a Hollywood more open than ever to financing female-led projects and amplifying women’s voices, but this is not a new priority for her. Her back catalogue shows a long association with


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“Women have to work harder than men, both in front of and behind the camera, and we need to come out of the shadows in all areas in society”

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a wealth of female directors – from Gerwig to Aussie veteran Gillian Armstrong. “It’s starting to become more of the norm now that women are getting a chance to make their own films, so the sentiment is very sincere and it’s very authentic. That’s fantastic,” she says. “The result, in turn, is that the projects these women want to make are good. First and foremost, for me, I want to make a film because it’s a good project. “I’ve worked with a lot of women throughout my career, since the age of 10; it’s always felt quite normal to me. It’s never felt like something that I’ve had to go out of my way to find. Whenever possible, I would like to work with female directors. Women have to work harder than men, both in front of and behind the camera, and we need to come out of the shadows in all areas in society.” For New York-born, Dublin-raised Ronan, it’s also important to acknowledge her heritage on both sides of the Atlantic. “It’s a real gift that my parents gave me that I can look at two places as home,” she says. “New York is a really huge part of me. That’s where I was born; I lived there until I was three and it very much made my parents into the people that they are. I associate Ireland with my childhood, as a place where I grew up and went to school. It’s the land where my roots lie and where my family lives. Those two worlds are both part of my personality. I see them as being complementary to me and I don’t separate or distinguish them. They are part of my reality and my imagination.”

Ronan’s parents are actor Paul Ronan, who had parts in films such as The Devil’s Own and TV series The Tudors, and Monica Ronan, who was a child actor herself, so being on set is almost second nature to her. “I don’t really have any way of comparing my childhood to how other people have grown up,” she says. “Acting has always been this very stable, constant part of life and being on a set and being part of this industry has been a very important and rewarding part of my life.” This also, however, meant that she lived in what she calls a “closed world” for some years. “It was only when I moved to New York and had to cook for myself, take care of my groceries, and pay my bills that I started to emerge out of my cocoon,” she recalls. “That’s the time when I really gained so much respect for my mother and all the things that she has done for me. I am close to my mother in a ridiculous way – I always have been and still she is my best friend – and my dad is incredibly proud of everything that has happened for me. I do feel bad for Mum that she is stuck with two actors!” With Little Women and her starring role opposite Meryl Streep – one of the greatest actresses alive today – there’s a growing sense that Ronan has made it. From early acclaim to indie darling, she will now be able to showcase her hard work, dedication and consummate skill in a big-budget arena – although future projects could well see her honing her craft in far more intimate surroundings. “I want to be able to keep working on stage,” she says. “I love going to the theatre a lot as a spectator and my dad has always told me that a film actor is not a complete performer unless they alternate between the stage and the cinema.” Whatever project she tackles next, it seems certain that Ronan’s star is destined to keep rising. 35


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Taking gift-giving to new heights, this hot air balloon experience will allow your recipient to see the world from a different perspective – literally. This ticket for two includes a three-hour hot air balloon experience, during which guests will assist the pilot with the inflation and preparation of their flight, before taking to the skies to enjoy spectacular aerial views of the UK. Raise a toast on landing with a glass of champagne.

The gift of relaxation is surely the best gift of all. This couple’s retreat to Peckforton Castle in Cheshire has R&R by the bucket-load. The experience includes a night’s stay in one of the hotel’s classic bedrooms, full access to the spa facilities and a 25-minute treatment each – from a choice of Elemis Back Massage, Elemis Taster Facial, Jessica Mini Manicure, Jessica Mini pedicure. A three-course meal at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant is the cherry on top.

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Food & Drink NEW SEASON MENUS AND C H R I S T M A S T R E AT S WORDS ELLEN MILLARD

PASTA LA VISTA “MOF MOF” was the motto of the late Antonio Carluccio: minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour. It’s a sentiment the chef’s eponymous restaurant lives by today, and this is no more evident than in its new series of belly-warming dishes. Inspired by heritage recipes created for the original Carluccio’s in Covent Garden, the new menu includes slow-cooked beef ragu heaped onto thick pappardelle spindles, creamy porcini, shiitake and oyster mushroom soup and a vegan version of the classic chicken milanese.

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Carluccio’s, Reuters Plaza

MTHR TONGUE Canary Wharf’s co-living space The Collective has unveiled its new restaurant, where communal dining is encouraged. Mthr, located on the 20th floor of Crossharbour Plaza, has been designed around the concept of ‘coming home’, and the attitude is just as relaxed as you would expect; you can pull up a chair at one of the large, shared dining tables, or kick back on the sofas should you prefer. Head chef Arnaud Delannay is behind the kitchen, where a globally-inspired menu of comfort dishes are cooked. Think puy lentil moussaka, tasty beef burgers and Billingsgate catch of the day. 20th Floor, The Collective Canary Wharf, Crossharbour Plaza, E14, mthrlondon.com

Milk Caramel Sea Salt Truffle Cracker, £7.50, Charbonnel et Walker, Cabot Place

Chocolate Lolly Trees, £3 each, Waitrose, Canada Place

PASSAGE TO INDIA Those who’ve visited Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen and felt spoilt for choice will be pleased to hear of the restaurant’s new tapas menu. Headed up by chef patron Cyrus Todiwala OBE, the restaurant serves pan-Indian dishes inspired by the cook’s expansive travels around his home country. Don’t miss the mini beetroot and coconut samosas, flaky salmon cafreal or meltin-the-mouth paneer tikka bites. 2 Lincoln Plaza, Isle of Dogs, E14, mrtodiwalaskitchen.com

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Christmas Tree Chocolate Box, £18, Godiva, Jubilee Place

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s if the Brexit debacle couldn’t get any more conflicted, a whole new, unforeseen complexity has arisen – and this may be the most dismal of all. A snap election? We’re nonplussed. A potential third Prime Minister in less than six months? OK sure. But a pigs in blankets shortage? These truly are dark days. In October, the British Meat Processors Association announced festive meat treats in short supply. Sixty per cent of the labour force for UK meat production comes from overseas, and a shortage of seasonal EU workers means our beloved Christmas side dish will be scarce. Couple this with an ongoing debate about roast potato portions – sparked by BBC Good Food, which suggested just one potato per person was more than enough – and this year’s Christmas dinner is set to be decidedly more political than we would like. Those tasked with cooking will want to keep the heat confined to the kitchen. From 4am turkey basting wake-up-calls to soggy sprouts, Christmas dinner is a tricky meal to tackle, and not without its mishaps. The pressure is on – and with a house full, you’ll be no short of critics. At Sauce by The Langham, cooking disasters are in short supply. Executive chef Chris King, who fronts the hotel’s entire restaurant offering, is adept at keeping even the clumsiest of cooks in line. For Christmas, he and his team are sharing their expertise in a series of festive-inspired masterclasses, during which guests learn how to perfect the ultimate roast potatoes, the easiest of canapés and the mince pie to end all mince pies.

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BEST SPUDS “This is how McDonalds make their chips.” Here I am, in one of London’s most-elite five-star hotels, in the kitchen with the executive chef of not one but four restaurants, and I’m learning the trade secrets behind, er, French fries? A glug of white wine vinegar is added to the pot of boiling potatoes. Just a tablespoon is enough, King says, and your tatties can taste as good as Ronald McDonald’s. ‘The best roast potatoes in the world’ is a bold claim to make, but the team at The Langham are in a good position to make such a statement. At the hotel’s pub, The Wigmore, King’s crew produces 150 kilos of chips a day – and his remarkable roasties are based on the same recipe. They’re also delightfully simple to make and, true to claim, delicious. A slick of vinegar is the secret ingredient, but it begins with the potatoes themselves. Maris Piper or King Edward spuds are the cream of the crop – and don’t even think about using baking potatoes. A high sugar and starch content means they are more likely to caramelise and burn around the edges, King explains. Potatoes shrink, too, so the chunkier your spuds the better. One large potato cut in half should do the trick. While they’re boiling (for 10-15 minutes or, as King puts it, “until they’re cooked”), the second stage begins: olive oil. Olive pomace oil is the chef’s personal choice. It’s essentially olive oil in its purest form – none of this extra virgin malarkey – and can be found in most supermarkets. “In Tesco Bethnal Green, it’s in the Asian section,” King grins. He pours a generous layer onto the bottom of his pan and sticks it in the oven to heat while the potatoes bubble on the stove. Between cooking tips, glasses of champagne are handed out to get us truly into the festive spirit. The Sauce by The Langham kitchen is the stuff that culinary dreams are made of; a rustic, country-style space injected with the best tech money can buy. Cooking stations allow you to get in on the action and we take turns showing off our best (or, in some cases, worst) chef skills, while King leads the class from the head table. Potatoes boiled, the chef lines his oil-coated tray with greaseproof paper and pops his spuds on top. They crackle as they hit the pool of scalding liquid. This is trade secret number three: shallow frying. With a healthy dose of olive oil and the oven turned up as high as it can go, the potatoes fry, rather than roast. Forty minutes should be enough, King says, and make sure to turn them three or four times during cooking. Post-roast, season to taste.

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Set the Table

Glass Pillar Candleholders, £413, Eichholtz Aria, oroa.com

Napkin Rings, £12, John Lewis, Canada Place

Mistletoe Christmas Crackers, £20, John Lewis, Canada Place

Greenwich Flute, £96, Ralph Lauren Home, amara.com

PREP SCHOOL Aside from full bellies and a new-found appreciation for potatoes, the biggest takeaway from the Sauce by The Langham’s festive cooking class is preparation. As he wows us with tatty trickery, King hammers home the importance of groundwork. Everything he teaches us is designed so it can be started the day before, and finished shortly before you’re ready to eat. His roasties, for example, can be prepared up to the boil, and kept in the fridge until they are ready to be whacked in the oven the next day. We’re shown how to craft a platter of crowd-pleasing crumpet canapés, which are based on a recipe used in The Wigmore. These little pillowing balls of doughy heaven are simple to make but look far more impressive than your typical shop-bought blini – in part thanks to the cookie cutter moulds we pipe our mixture into. These too can be made ahead of time, and finished with a topping of your choice on the day. Ours feature dainty salmon, cream cheese and wasabi crowns and disappear as quickly as they were made. LIFE OF PIE The cherries on top are the game-changing mince pies. Sure to please even the most resolute of mince pie critics, these almondbased treats sway from tradition and are all the better for it. Crispy almond sable biscuits provide the base and lid, while thick almond cream piped into a cupcake mould forms the body. A generous spoonful of mincemeat and a dusting of icing sugar complete the treat. Served warm, they are delicious – and worth the effort. BON APPÉTIT Our work is rewarded with plates piled high with our creations. Fluffy potatoes, perfectly pink beef, Brussels sprouts, carrots and stuffing swim in pools of liberally-poured gravy. We eat in Sauce by The Langham’s private dining room, where a large oak table is dressed with candles, crackers and holly, and glasses of wine are raised to toast our new-found talents. Stomachs full and waistbands considerably looser, we’re gifted a recipe pack so we can share these skills with the rest of the world. Christmas dinner suddenly looks decidedly less daunting. From my own bijou kitchen I intend to fashion a festive masterpiece of my own – pigs in blankets, or not. Christmas Menu Cooking Class, 4 December, £250 per person, saucebylangham.com


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utting the crazy into crazy golf, Junkyard Golf Club is a neon-injected, cocktailinfused series of nine-hole courses that sees putters navigate creepy clowns, beer pong-inspired obstacles and life-sized lion sculptures. Now, crazy golf fans will have all the more reason to practise their swing at the Club’s new-and-improved location. Having been based in Brick Lane for the past three years, Junkyard has set up a permanent residence in Broadgate Quarter, taking over a massive 12,000 sq ft space just 10 minutes from its former home. The new space offers a decidedly bigger and better place in which to perfect your putt – with a host of exciting new additions to help you get into the swing of things. 42

Seasoned golfers will be pleased to hear the Club’s three signature courses have survived the move – with the beloved circus-themed Bozo, the scrapyardinspired Gary and the jungle wonderland Pablo still firmly intact. Joining them is a brand new acid house of horrors-inspired golf course dubbed Dirk, which will feature the Club’s signature selfie spots – with a new-and-improved GIF photoshoot opportunity – and UV-painted junk décor, designed by the in-house junk team. Each course boasts a brand new bar, with pimped-up drinks and the Club’s signature cocktail list – think sugar-tastic creations topped with your favourite childhood sweets. 88 Worship Street, EC2A, junkyardgolfclub.co.uk LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K


THE BALVENIE’S MALT MASTER DAVID STEWART MBE


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he UK’s craft spirits category is ascending swiftly. While 2016 was hailed the year of gin by the UK’s wine and spirit association, whisky is far from on the rocks. Whisky has seen a surge in both sales and popularity thanks to the value now placed on experiential lifestyles. Journeys that take in production methods, rich heritages and stories about age-old craftsmanship are in demand, and the UK’s whisky distilleries are answering this calling with gusto. When it comes to rich heritage, Scotland takes the crown in the whisky stakes. The earliest record of distillation in Scotland occurred in 1495. Originally only made from malted barley, the commercialisation of whisky in the late 18th century saw the introduction of wheat and rye-based varieties, but the requirement to be aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels stands (and usually the older the whisky the better the quality, and the higher the price). A combination of malted barley, yeast and water are the only ingredients, but how it’s finished is what affects the final nuances. Sherry casks provide a rounded, fruiter taste, while smoky, peaty whiskies get their flavour from peat fires that are sometimes used in the drying process during barley malting. To date, there are more than 120 whisky distilleries in Scotland alone, spread across five distinct regions: The Highlands, the Lowlands, the Isle of Islay, Campbeltown and Speyside (although the latter is not officially recognised, and grouped in with the Highlands). The Lowlands offer access to pure water LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K

running from the mountains and counts distilleries, such as Glenkinchie, which is just a stone’s throw from the capital, within its ranks. For something highly memorable, try Glenkinchie’s Behind the Scenes tour (£100 per person). This entails tasting the malt, sampling the wash, then drawing both a 1988 European Oak and a 2001 American oak whisky straight from the cask. In contrast, the Highlands covers the widest expanse of land, and naturally offers the most variation in flavour. The famed Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland, while Royal Lochnagar is located just by the Balmoral estate. Hailing from the lush, rain-washed Speyside valley, and competing with Glenfiddich – famously the best-selling whisky in the world – The Balvenie is the only distillery in the Scottish Highlands that maintains the ‘five rare crafts’ of

whisky making: Home-grown barley, malting floor, copper stills, cooperage and the all-important malt master. The Balvenie launched The Balvenie Stories whisky range earlier this year, encompassing 12 year old Sweet Toast of American Oak, 14 year old Week of Peat and the 26 year old Day of Dark Barley, each liquid bringing its own unique and interesting story to life. Alwynne Gwilt, The Balvenie UK brand ambassador, says: “The Balvenie remains true to the techniques passed down by its craftspeople from generation to generation. Today we still believe that human touch, skill, and emotion are integral to crafting a beautiful spirit. This means that each whisky in The Stories range has a human story behind it, which we are thrilled to share with whisky lovers near and far.” And if nosing and tasting some of its

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finest malt whisky whets your appetite, why not step into the shoes of Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE and have a go at bottling your own tipple in Warehouse 24 on The Balvenie Distillery tour (£50 per person). When we think of Scotland, we often think of an unforgiving climate and the soaring peaks of the Scottish Islands. Talisker is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. Producing an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt, it is known for being a whisky made by the sea. Talisker Storm is the distillery’s award-winning whisky, celebrated for its peppery, sweet and salty flavours. Described by Rob Allanson in Whisky Magazine as having “well-balanced waves of smoke and sweetness”, purists like to ‘nose’ and then ‘chew’ the whisky, before drinking it neat.

FROM PALATE TO PLATE Salty maritime whiskies like Talisker are great with seafood. Accompany it with oysters or smoked salmon Peated, earthy and smoky single malts like Lagavulin pair well with the salty, intense flavour of mature cheese. Light, dry and smoky whiskies such as Knockando bring out the notes of savoury dishes, such as vegetarian haggis. Smooth, sweet and dry whiskies, like Glen Ord bring out the rich complexity of character in cured meats 46

This process gives your senses a chance to embrace the myriad of flavours, but for those not well-versed in sipping on straight spirits, the option to soften with water may appeal. Any fresh water, but ideally spring water, can really open up a single malt – especially cask-strength whiskies (which have gone from cask to bottle without being watered down, and tend to be anywhere from 55 to 70 per cent proof ). Likewise, adding ice to a single malt can make it more refreshing, as well as open up some of the more delicate notes. But you’re unlikely to find ice in your glass at a whisky tasting. And then there’s Bowmore, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries located on the shores of the picturesque Loch Indaal, renowned for experiencing four seasons of weather in one day. If you take a glass of Bowmore 25 Year Old in hand, on first glance you will see a mellow mahogany colour. Breathe in and you may detect an intense hint of sherry and stewed fruits, with a trace of smokiness. On first sip your palate will recognise delicious toffee and hazelnut, woven together with just a hint of sweet peat smoke. And long-after you can savour a mellow, gentle and incredibly complex finish. Of course, whisky is not unique to Scotland. There are some exciting distilleries just across the water in Wales, namely Penderyn Distillery, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020. And whisky is not the reserve of men. In fact, the Welsh variety is so good that Kylie admits to having Penderyn Single Malt Whisky (with a Madeira finish) sent to her dressing room for after every performance.

Both historic yet forward-thinking and innovative, the Irish whiskey (note the ‘e’ in Irish whiskey) industry is very much alive and well. Green Spot is a single pot still Irish whiskey produced specifically for Mitchell & Son of Dublin by Irish Distillers at the Midleton Distillery in Cork, Ireland, and is described by whiskey writer Jim Murray as “unquestionably one of the world's great whiskeys”. Writers Tears is a favourite across Ireland and a good option for whiskey amateurs to sample. Rich in honey and fruit, the nose brings a hint of orchard fruit and an introduction of vanilla, while the finish adds baking spices. Even in Blighty, there are now 14 whisky distilleries spread across the land (in various stages of development). Adnams Copper House Distillery in Southwold is one of the most water and energy-efficient distilleries in the UK. The first brewery to cross over to distillery, it uses the same local ingredients to make its spirits – barley, rye, wheat and oats – as it does for its beers. Adnams Triple Malt, which is aged in new American oak barrels, boasts bold, strong flavours of coconut, chocolate and exploding spices. On the West side, the Cotswold Distillery has been producing natural spirits since 2014. Its flagship Cotswolds Single Malt is a rich, fruity and sippable whisky, but for the more mature palate, the distillery has recently launched its cask strength release single malt, Founder's Choice, aged exclusively in its founder Dan's favourite casks: shaved, toasted and re-charred American Oak red wine barriques. This boutique distillery accommodates around 30,000 visitors each year, testament to the popularity of small batch craft spirits here in the UK. In 2019, three more distilleries ‘came of age’, meaning their first batch of threeyear old whiskies are now available for consumption: Dartmoor Whisky Distillery, London Bimber Distillery and Spirit of Yorkshire. And in 2020, both Cooper King Distillery in Yorkshire and Copper Rivet Distillery in the south east will join them. So, while the summer was awash with gin and Aperol Spritz, make sure you hunker down to dram of whisky this winter – it’s sure to warm the cockles of your heart, not to mention put hairs on your chest.


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he Alchemist bar, newly opened on Reuters Plaza on November 29th, brings a quirky combination of molecular science, age-old mixology and Japanese philosophy to the table – or the bartop – this winter. With space still available for Christmas parties, the bar will be sprinkling its

spellbinding magic on drinkers and diners throughout Canary Wharf with its periodic table of cocktails plus brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Part mixologists, part magicians, the bar staff conjure up experimental recipes that look like they might have been born in a lab (dry ice is a common ingredient) – forget your annual trip to the pantomime, there’s


plenty of theatricality and entertainment in their foaming, fizzing drinks which can be delivered to your table on a trolley. Two festive specials include the Alpine spritz, served in flask-style glasswear with a sprig of fragrant rosemary, and the Trifle, an indulgent, anything-goes-at-Christmas treat for those with a sweet tooth, made with Cascara, red wine and Martini fiero and topped with a Maraschino cherry and white chocolate foam. ‘For the festive cocktails we tried to create something that was a little bit different to your usual Christmas drinks,’ says Holly Tudor, The Alchemist’s ‘Bar Jedi’. ‘For the Alpine Spritz, I played around with the idea of a cheese board, inspired by flavours such as rosemary. The traditional ruby port was swapped for white port, a dash of sloe gin was added as a nod to rich wintery berry flavours, and it’s topped with double dutch tonic. It’s a wintery twist on your usual summery low ABV spritz.’ While those behind the bar play with fire and ice, you can also play with The Alchemist’s augmented reality app The Conjurer (it’s not rude to have your phone at the table when the menu is this high-tech), which allows you to watch your cocktails come to life through

‘For the festive cocktails we tried to create something that was a little bit different to your usual Christmas drinks,’ your smartphone and order sharing plates to nibble on in between. Food at The Alchemist is just as surreal, and the menu surfs this season’s coolest trend – interactive, customisable food. Order a side of the chorizo and cheddar dough balls, which come with a syringe full of cheese so you can decide how much to add to each bite. Think your friends and family are missing out on the fun? Purchase a gift card and pop it under the tree for the 25th – they might even take you with them – and add the bar’s signature rose gold cocktail set to your Christmas list. The Alchemist, Reuter’s Plaza; thealchemist.uk.com canarywharf.com

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Champagnes LENNY KRAVITZ LIMITED EDITION DOM PÉRIGNON 2008

Lenny Kravitz and Dom Pérignon were made for each other. The artist has designed a limitededition Dom Pérignon bottle, a candelabra box and a table-bar, elevating Champagne tasting to a ritual. The artistry is remarkable, but the wine is even better. The 2008 edition is generous, structured and refined. Divine. £165, selfridges.com

TAITTINGER COMTES DE CHAMPAGNE 2007

Comtes de Champagne has long commanded a cult following. Famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev used to say: “When I drink Comtes de Champagne rosé, I no longer dance, I fly.” The 2007 vintage is the best yet – powerful, structured and lacy smooth. £150, jeroboams.co.uk

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BRUNO PAILLARD N.P.U 2004 A relatively new house, Champagne Bruno Paillard was founded by Monsieur Paillard in 1981. Over the past two decades, it has acquired a formidable reputation for the quality and ageability of its Champagnes. Its prestige offering N.P.U. (Nec Plus Ultra) from 2004 represents the crème de la crème of luxury Champagne. £240, hedonism.co.uk

BILLECARTSALMON CUVÉE NICOLAS FRANÇOIS 2006

A blend of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has produced a deep, intense Champagne with aromas of white flowers, mint, brioche, biscuit and ginger. Magnificent.

£125, champagnedirect.co.uk

PHILIPPONNAT CLOS DE GOISSES 2010

Venerable Champagne house Philipponnat acquired the Clos de Goisses vineyard in 1935, and immediately it became its jewel. The 2010 vintage is spectacular and in short supply – only 5,000 bottles of this exquisite wine were made.

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£330 for three bottles, justerinis.com

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CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 2011

Alceo is a seminal Super Tuscan, which was created by Giacomo Tachis at the gorgeous Rampolla estate. It is a remarkable 90 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 per cent Petit Verdot

wine, with reserves of flavour beyond imagination. Critically lauded, the estate has been fully biodynamic since the 1980s and uses minimal sulphur (indeed, they also make sulphur-free wines aged in amphorae).

£115, jeroboams.co.uk

VÉRITÉ LA MUSE 2014

Vérité's winemaker Pierre Seillan believes that La Muse is in the same league as Bordeaux's iconic Pétrus. I disagree. I think La Muse is superior. A marvel of Californian terroir, this Merlot-dominant wine is exquisite, offering a complex smoky nose full of black fruit, spices and incense. The palate is exceptionally refined, the finish long. Like all great wines, this will age and improve in bottle – but who could wait?

ORNELLAIA 2016

Another superlative vintage of Ornellaia to date, this prestigious winery was founded by Lodovico Antinori in 1981. Exploiting a lucrative inheritance from his mother's family, he planted Bordeaux varieties in 1982 on what was then an unremarkable, 70-hectare patch of countryside in Bolgheri, coastal Tuscany. Today it is one of Tuscany's finest wines.

£354, vinatis.co.uk

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996

It needs little introduction – Château Latour is one of the most magnificent red wines in the world. The 1996 is currently at its peak, an outstandingly complex and elegant wine, that effortlessly merges force and finesse. It may not have quite the status of Lafite, but it is every bit the equal in quality. Some would say superior. £1,250, harveynichols.com

DOMAINE BACHELETMONNOT: BÂTARDMONTRACHET 2013

While the fine wine world is predominately obsessed with the colour red, the Chardonnay vineyards of Bâtard Montrachet are virtually priceless and in massive demand. This is white wine on another level – strong, perfumed and utterly moreish. £310, harveynichols.com

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£900 for a case of six (price in bond), armitwines.co.uk

Whites

EISELE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER BLANC 2012

£125, harveynichols.com

£63, laywheeler.com

Is this California's finest Sauvignon Blanc? It is certainly a close contender – Eisele's terroir is legendary, resulting in a creamy, highly aromatic expression of Sauvignon Blanc that invokes the best white wines of Bordeaux.

Much hype is levied at Bordeaux's red wines, but the whites can be equally as spectacular. The 2012 vintage in Bordeaux was exceptional for whites; Domaine de Chevalier makes one of the best white wines in any vintage. Force and finesse merge in perfect harmony.

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lpine adventure awaits at London’s most ambitious pop-up entertainment space, Off Piste, set against the spectacular peaks of Canary Wharf. The much anticipated lodge-style bar in Canada Park offers a truly immersive après-ski experience with warming winter cocktails and Pravha beers, pizza and an interior and exterior décor that evokes the romance and glamour of an alpine winter setting. Adding to the spirit of St Moritz, Off Piste, in partnership with The Office Group, also features five individual raised luxury cabins – perfect for cosy gatherings with friends or family, or for an after-work drink with a difference. The cabins have been built in association with TOG (The Office Group) and each is uniquely designed to represent one of the brand’s landmark London buildings. A range of seating configurations – with cosy seating for two, four or six guests as well as larger tables perfect for bigger groups. Advance bookings can be taken and each chalet can

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also be hired exclusively. Food is served from Canary Wharf and Hoxton favourite Radio Alice, which is offering arguably London’s best sourdough pizzas – all freshly made to order in Off Piste’s ovens. And while it may be cold outside, there will be no need for thermals – the bar is enclosed and heated, and the outdoor terrace area is complete with vertical LCD heaters and festive lights. A high-definition and interactive giant screen adds to the immersive experience showcasing awe-inspiring footage from the Northern Lights to the Rocky Mountains. On Thursday evenings, free DJ events and specially-themed 80s music will ensure Off Piste is the place to party. Customers can book tables in advance or hire the entire space on request. Off Piste is set the be the hottest place to chill this winter. To book your space, visit offpiste.bar

PIZZA PERFECT Made Fresh every day with organic flour and natural yeast (aka sourdough), the dough is left to rise for 24 hours. Cooked on-site in bespoke pizza ovens, a variety of toppings with seasonal flavours are available and offer the perfect warming meal or sharing snack.

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E L ECT R IC SH U F F L E comes to CA NA RY W H A R F D O N ’ T M I S S T H E L AT E S T W AY T O S O C I A L I S E AT T H E E S TAT E ’ S N E W AND DYNAMIC ACTIVITY BAR WORDS NATASHA AFXENTIOU


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rom the masterminds behind the social darts venue Flight Club, Electric Shuffle is the new social activity bar recently opened in Canary Wharf’s Cabot Square. Three innovative tabletop versions of shuffleboard, each inspired by traditional elements of the game, will be available to play on 10 lanes, each hosting up to 16 competitors at a time. Unique technology will also be infused into the game to increase the tempo of gameplay, and automatic scoreboards will line the activity bar at each shuffle table where food and drink will be available. To keep energy levels up and distractions at bay, refuel at the bar, with a fun menu of cocktails and sharing dishes to choose from. Boastfully named ‘Winners Mix’ and ‘The Trophy of Glory’, these large sharing cocktails are perfect for four people to enjoy and are available alongside a wide selection of individual cocktails; from coconut rum based frozen cocktails to signature house favourites including ‘Vodka Orbit’ and ‘Cosmo Club’. Craft beers such as gluten free Scottish Brewdog Vagabond pale ale, alongside red, white and rosé wine are also available by the bottle or glass. Feast on large pizzas

It’s a brainy, brilliant hangout for competitive, cocktail-loving people

topped with pork and fennel mince or smoked mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, truffle fries, a buffalo chicken burger and vegan dishes like the nutrient-packed Electric rainbow bowl brimming with chickpeas, kale, and sesame and avocado. By combining gaming and technology in a social space, Electric Shuffle promises to be the next go-to destination for tech enthusiasts and quirky event lovers in Canary Wharf. As well as being the ideal location for midweek socialising after work and spending time with family and friends during a fun-fuelled weekend, Electric Shuffle also boasts two large event spaces available for hire. Each is named after prominent female scientists, Mae C. Jemison and Dr. Kate Biberdorf, in celebration of their individual achievements in their field – Jemison is a physician and engineer who became the first black woman to travel space during her time at NASA, and Biberdorf is a chemist who also uses her knowledge to perform entertaining scientific demonstrations. It’s a brainy, brilliant hangout for the next time you find yourself planning a night out with the most competitive, cocktail-loving people you know. Electric Shuffle, Cabot Square; electricshuffle.com. Pricing from £20, see website for peak times.

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NEWS

KISS OF STARS MAC’s Christmas collection Starring You includes a bold Berry Red shade of an ultra-creamy, pearlized and intense lipstick called Walk of Flame. The new lipstick has a new twinkling texture and a sparkling finish.

SHINE BRIGHT Marc Jacobs’ new limited edition Lust and Stardust Collection includes the Eye-conic Multi-Finish eye shadow palette in ElecTrick. The seven shades have a range of finishes, from Buttery Matte Velvet to Shimmering Satin, Sparkling Silk and Metallic. £40, harveynichols.com

£19, MAC, Jubilee Place

Beauty Edit LET YOUR SKIN SHINE THIS DECEMBER W I T H T H E S E S P A R K L I N G M U S T- H A V E S WORDS CARLY MCCORMACK

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PEARLS OF BEAUTY AMA-GIN GRACE London Grace’s new Christmas gift set Gin-gle All The Way includes the perfect combination – two nail varnishes and a delicious sloe gin by Haymans of London. For the perfect pampering session, mix yourself a G&T and paint your nails in these glittering festive shades. £25, London Grace, Canada Square LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K

Guerlain’s new Météorites Goldenland collection includes the Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder, which features four different types of iridescent and matte pearls, including rose gold, soft copper, white and a blush wine shade. The classic case has been redesigned with a multifaceted cap wreathed in a golden halo, and the pearls have a delicate violet fragrance.

Lily England has released its latest Black and Gold collection of vegan makeup brushes. Each brush has been individually made and hand-finished to ensure it has its own unique marbling effect. £45 for the set, lilyengland.com

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EXPERIMENT WITH TEXTURE AND BOLD COLOURS THIS CHRISTMAS W H E N P E R F E C T I N G Y O U R PA R T Y L O O K . C H A N E L M A K E - U P A R T I S T, K AY M O N TA N O , S H A R E S T H E K E Y COMPONENTS FOR ACHIEVING A FABULOUS LOOK THIS SEASON WORDS NATASHA AFXENTIOU


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he holiday season is the perfect time to be experimental and playful with make-up, so the best way to achieve a fabulously festive look is to have fun with it. Chanel make-up artist Kay Montano says it’s all about shimmer and shine: “I like shiny eyes, and these days formulas are much softer, meaning the particles aren’t as chunky, which allows them to lie smoothly on the skin.” This year, Chanel global creative make-up and colour designer, Lucia Pica, was inspired by Coco Chanel’s love of ornaments when creating the brand’s 2019 Collection. Chanel artist Montano says: “Achieving a great look is about doing what you feel suits you and makes you feel most comfortable. I would suggest choosing a feature to emphasise and keeping the rest simple. When I’m working with clients, I tend to go light and shiny on the eyes if the lips are a very strong shade of red. “This approach makes getting the look this season something you can take control of by unleashing your personal creativity when experimenting with products. Your make-up can be an extension of your individual style. “The feline look is strong, mischievous and associated with glamour. It also suits most people. You can dial it up a notch for the party season by making it smoky for added intensity. For this I’d suggest using a dark pencil and blendable eyeshadows to create a diffused look.” But it’s all about the base, and creating a luminous look on your skin is a key first step. “Shiny cheeks are gorgeous; no one wants flat cheekbones. When balancing a dramatic eye or bold lip with flawless, glowy skin, I suggest mattifying the T-zone with loose powder to set your make up in place and keep it looking fresh throughout the night, and leaving the cheeks alone. Instead, sweep a dusting of highlighter onto the cheeks with some blusher for added colour and also apply to the centre of eye lids to make them pop. A great trick is to also add shimmer in the tear duct area.” And if there’s ever a time to be bold with a red lip, it’s Christmas. “Wearing a red lip is like adding a handbag to tie everything together. A timeless, polished make up look which combines a light eye and dewy skin with a rose-bud lip is a great accessory to any Christmas outfit. “The lipsticks in the Chanel Holiday 2019 Collection have strong pigments without being intimidating, as they are incredibly flattering and buildable, allowing you to control their intensity to achieve your desired look. “And pay attention to your nails. A great way to amplify a neutral or monochromatic outfit is to be brave with colour. “Overall, the key to achieving the ultimate festive look is to go for glamour by experimenting with what makes you feel most confident, whether this be a bold eye, strong lip or both. The most important thing is to have fun with your look and make it your own.”

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ROUGE ALLURE LIPSTICK

This satin-finish lipstick is perfect for making a statement. £35, Majestueux

ÉCLAT MAGNÉTIQUE DE CHANEL HIGHLIGHTER When diffused onto the cheekbones, this highlighter adds a beautiful iridescence to the skin. £52, Metal Peach

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This boldlycoloured, high-shine nail polish is the perfect accessory for tying an entire festive look together. £22, Deepness

LES 4 OMBRES The light reflecting particles in these shadows sit effortlessly on the lids. £47, Lumière et Opulence

ROUGE COCO GLOSS

To perfect your pout, layer this Rouge Coco gloss on top of lipstick for added shine. £28, Rouge Carmin Available from Chanel in Boots, Canada Place. chanel.com

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Our pick of the best festive frocks to wear this Christmas (P.62)

Oppulent occasionwear to take you from Christmas to New Year’s Eve (p.64)

Bag it up: Mulberry opens its doors in Canary Wharf (p.74)


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DR ESSES OCCASIONWEAR TO SEE YOU THROUGH EVERY CHRISTMAS PARTY, NEW YEAR’S KNEES-UP, OFFICE OUTING AND CAROL CONCERT


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Silk printed dress, £135, Sandro

Mini dress, £29, The Kooples Isla dress, £189, Hobbs

Shirt dress, £470, Paul Smith

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Teal sequin dress, £189, Whistles

It’s the one time of year you can’t have enough sparkle

The timeless shade that’s fierce, festive and just formal enough

Sequin pencil dress, £290, Maje Gunmetal dress, £199, Ted Baker

Striped sequin dress, £199, Ted Baker

Sofia tux dress, £285, Reiss

Tailored Take it from desk to dancefloor with these tuxedo-style silhouettes

Velvet

Starburst dress, £130, Monsoon

Clementine jumpsuit, £199, Hobbs

Pleated dress, £330, Paul Smith

Sleeveless dress, £730, Paul Smith

The tactile, elegant fabric also keeps you warm on winter nights

Green velvet dress, £70, Monsoon

One-shoulder dress, £265, Reiss

Gold velvet dress, £325, Reiss

Asymmetric navy dress, £420, Sandro

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Silk midi dress, £229, Whistles

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Sequin dress, £119.99, Mango

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FROM LEFT: Betsy: Dress in flocked tulle, £1,565, lurlineofficial.com; Rose gold, mother of pearl and diamond necklace, POA, Rose Gold and diamond ring, £11,200, Rose gold and diamond earrings, £13,000, all from the Happy Hearts collection, chopard.com Jevan: Black tuxedo, £359, White dress shirt, £79, Bow tie £35, jaeger.co.uk; Beatriz: Emerald green dress, £1,620, Dundas, farfetch.com; 18kt yellow gold and diamond earring, £21,935, 18kt yellow gold and diamond bracelet, £32,665, Ortaea Fine Jewellery, harveynichols.com; Gold crystal embellished shoes, £850, gina.com; Dayane: Jacquard slash neck dress, £2,595, amandawakeley.com; 18k White gold and diamond ring, £30,100, 18k pink gold and diamond ring, £30,100, 18k White gold and diamond ring, £33,400, all from the Plume De Paon collection, boucheron.com; Dobri: Made to Measure white wool double breasted evening suit, from £1,300, gievesandhawkes.com; Navy Merino wool turtleneck sweater, £140, brooksbrothers.com; Polaris Memovox 42mm automatic timepiece, £11,500, jaeger-lecoultre.com; Grosgrain tassel loafers, £695, christianlouboutin.com

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OPPOSITE PAGE, FROM LEFT: Betsy: Bronze blazer, £740, Bronze trousers, £375, Cream satin shirt, £305, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Bow tie, £35, jaeger.co.uk; Dobri: Red damask blazer, £390, mochee.co.uk; White dress shirt, £79, jaeger.co.uk; Black dinner trousers, POA, richardandersonltd.com; Black silk bow tie, £75, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Beatriz: Stretch crepe jumpsuit, POA, dsquared2.com; Emerald and diamond necklace and earrings, POA, from the Kensington Collection, jamesganh.com; Dayane: Worsted-wool lady Oscar suit, POA, dsquared2.com; Platinum and diamond earrings, £7,000, Platinum and diamond bracelet, £11,500, from the Woodland collection, boodles.com; Jevan: Emerald green wool evening suit, £1,100, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Extra fine Merino wool roll neck, £195, richard-james.com; Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition watch, £1,500, oris.ch THIS PAGE: Dobri: Velvet jacket, £1,000, scabal.com; Shirt, £145, gievesandhawkes.com; Bow tie, £75, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Alpine Eagle timepiece, £11,200, chopard.com; Beatriz: Dress, £4,200, Azzi & Osta, harveynichols.com; Cascade Earrings, £19,400, Shark Jaw Bracelet, £11,100, stephenwebster.com; Heart Diamond Ring, £33,500, jessicamccormack.com


FROM LEFT: Dayane: Off the shoulder dress, £1,595, temperleylondon.com; Earrings, £32,500, amrapalijewels.com; Dobri: Double breasted fawn velvet jacket, £439, oliverspencer.co.uk; Navy cashmere roll neck, £325, Hackett, Cabot Place; ‘The Birdie’ glasses in brown mottled acetate, £595, ebmeyrowitz.co.uk; ‘Losing Perspective’ ring in 18k yellow gold, from the vertigo collection, £2,200, stephenwebster.com; Beatriz: Corseted black silk tulle dress, £3,700, sylwiaromaniuk.com; Emerald and white diamond earrings set in 18kt white gold, POA, aravartanian.com; Betsy: Black crepe gown, £2,240, jennypackham.com; Limited edition white gold and white diamond earrings, £33,150, White gold and white diamond cuff, Ortaea Fine Jewellery, harveynichols.com; Jevan: Silk and wool Los Angeles tuxedo, satin peaked lapel jacket and flared trousers, all POA, dsquared2.com; Blue silk Shirt, £395, turnbullandasser.co.uk; 18k yellow gold cross pendant on a 24” 2mm belcher chain, £1,550, stephenwebster.com


OPPOSITE PAGE, FROM LEFT: Beatriz: Black and silver sequin dress, POA, viviennewestwood.com; 18kt yellow gold, smokey quartz and black diamond earrings, £4,800, 18kt rose gold and diamond octopus ring, POA, aravartanian.com; Betsy: Black velvet dress, £1,160, black and gold belt, £620, etro.com; Crystal embellished clutch bag, £1,050, gina.com; 18kt Rose gold and diamond earrings, £12,200, 18kt Yellow gold and diamond cuff, both from the Glam’Azone collection, £11,300, messika.com THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT: Jevan: Navy and burgundy check eveningwear jacket, £675, Hackett, Cabot Place; Black fine gauge merino wool roll neck, £290, thomsweeney.co.uk; Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Seconds timepiece in pink gold with alligator leather strap, £18,000, jaeger-lecoultre.com; ‘The Alaskan’ glasses in Atlantic acetate, £595, ebmeyrowitz.co.uk; Deyane: Black and Pink embellished Dress, £3,295, temperleylondon.com; Infinity Pave earrings in 18k white gold, £8,300, Obtuse Pave Bracelet in 18k white gold, £17,500, from the Vertigo collection, stephenwebster.com


OPPOSITE PAGE: Betsy: Long sleeve dress, £2,220, lurlineofficial.com; Wing of Desire white gold and diamond earrings, £8,900, jessicamccormack.com; Dobri: Gold and black damask tuxedo blazer, £390, mochee.co.uk; Navy cashmere roll neck, £325, Hackett, Cabot Place; Beatriz: Floral lace fringed dress, £1,692, Dundas, net-a-porter.com; 18kt White gold and black diamond Sabre earrings, POA, shaunleane.com; 18k White gold and white diamond two finger ring, £7,990, Ortaea Fine Jewellery, harveynichols.com THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT: Dayane: Jacquard mini dress, £1,670, etro.com; 18kt Rose gold and diamond ‘Glam’Azone’ ring, £3,260, 18kt Yellow gold and diamond ‘Glam’Azone’ cuff, £16,100, Messika, selfridges.com; 14k Rose gold Eros arrow earring with diamonds, £2,810, beegoddess.com; Jevan: Rococo lined silk dressing gown, £2,500, newandlingwood.com; White cotton evening shirt, £145, gievesandhawkes.com; Bow Tie, £35, jaeger.co.uk; Limited edition Brummell glasses in black acetate, £850, ebmeyrowitz.co.uk Hair: Brady Lea @ The Only Agency using shiro Make Up: Terry Barber @ David Artists, using MAC cosmetics Models: Jevan Williams and Dobri Dobrev @ Select Model Management; Betsy Volk and Beatriz Santana @ Next Models; Dayane @ PRM Agency Digital Artwork: Suzanne Tak Photography Assistant: Sacha Philips Fashion Assistant: Andrew Burling Make Up Assistant: Jan Chan


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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? A MULBERRY MILLIE TOTE, FROM ITS WINTER 2019 COLLECTION

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gift that keeps on giving is harder to find than the cliche suggests. But Mulberry handbags have carried the title for decades so head to the store in Jubilee Place to pick up the present that no one can forget. The brand’s Somerset factory is something of a national treasure, with die-hard fans making pilgrimages to find their next favourite accessory, so if you like supporting British businesses, Mulberry is your maker. This season, their iconic Bayswater has been given a chic update in collaboration with Acne Studios, who designed a new micro size that

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literally comes wrapped in a bow. In baby pink grain leather or supple black calf leather, the two colourways make day-to-night accessorising easier than ever. The brand’s heritage and premium quality makes it a staple among royals and A-listers alike, from Kate Middleton to Kate Moss – easily recognisable from its discreet mulberry bush emblem. It can also be seen depicted on jewellery such as the Golden Tree ring – with signature green enamel with pearl details, the gold ring’s festive colourway is also timeless and elegant. They make great gifts for girlfriends – stock up and revel in the response. After all – five gold rings are a Christmas tradition. Jubilee Place; mulberry.com

TREE RING, £150


LAMBSWOOL SCARF, £135

SMALL IRIS, £995

CHRISTMAS BEAR, £135

Ahead of the trend for baby blue handbags next year, here are Mulberry’s four finest

THE IRIS TOTE £995 A slouchy street style favourite, with interchangeable handles so you can make it your own

THE KEELEY £795 Studded hardwear gives attitude to a pocket-sized mini made for life on the move

THE BELTED BAYSWATER SATCHEL £850 A structured satchel that helps keep your most important files organised canarywharf.com

THE HARLOW LONG WALLET £350 For nights when all you need is the hottest ticket in town and enough cash for a cab @yourcanarywharf

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Hall of FL AM E T H E M O S T B E G U I L I N G C A N D L E S D O N ’ T J U S T S M E L L G R E AT, T H E Y L O O K T H E PA R T T O O . F R O M C U LT FAV O U R I T E S T O LESSER-KNOWN GEMS, THESE ARE THE BEST WICKS TO COVET THIS CHRISTMAS

Shimmering Spice Candle, £26, Space NK, Cabot Place

Artemis Candle Pot, £145, House of Hackney, libertylondon.com

Starry Starry Nights Candle, £48, Bella Freud, matchesfashion.com

La Prouversse Candle, £58, diptyqueparis.com Triskell Candle, £95, baobabcollection.com

Muddled Plum Candle, £42, Molton Brown, Jubilee Place

Earl Grey Tea Candle, £91, Penhaligon’s, Cabot Place

Orange Bitters Deluxe Candle, £120, Jo Malone London, Cabot Place


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Jo Loves Christmas Layered Candle, £80, Space NK, Cabot Place

Dýri Candle, £27, 54celsius.com

Neom Real Luxury Skin Treatment Candle, £36, John Lewis, Canada Place

Diptyque Protective Pine Candle, £53, Space NK, Cabot Place

Acqua Di Parma Buongiorno Candle, £51, Space NK, Cabot Place

Dewy Grass Candle, £70, Burberry Beauty, net-a-porter.com

Gabriel Candle, £75, Cire Trudon, net-a-porter.com

Byredo Bohemia Candle, £57, Space NK, Cabot Place

Nuvola Mistero Candle, £290, Fornasetti, net-a-porter.com

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IT’S B EGINNING to look a l ot l i ke CHRISTM A S THERE’S NO NEED TO CONFINE CHRISTMAS CHEER TO ONE ROOM. F R O M B E D R O O M S T O B AT H R O O M S , K I T C H E N S T O C H I L D R E N ’ S P L AY AREAS, SPRINKLE A LITTLE H O L I D AY S P I R I T I N T H O S E O F T E N FORGOTTEN AREAS AND DISCOVER A WORLD OF FESTIVE COMFORTS T H AT B R I N G T H E M A G I C T O L I F E WORDS JULIA ZALTZMAN


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BATHROOM Throw a little light on the bathroom for once, the unsung hero of our times Nothing beats a warm soak in an oversized bathtub to keep a cold winter’s night at bay. Whether you opt to focus on the family bathroom or your own private en-suite, warmth is the key to decorating this space. Even the sparsest rooms can boast a cosy glow with a row of pillar candles (LED if you mean to leave them unattended) grouped together in artistic clusters and strings of fairy lights draped seductively around the mirror. For rooms with large windows, a little frosted etching – either hand drawn or with a patterned window film – comes into its own when illuminated by soft, pale lighting.

OPPOSITE PAGE TRUGLOW LED CANDLES, £25 FOR THREE, LIGHTS4FUN.CO.UK; THIS PAGE, FROM TOP IGUAZU ARMCHAIR, POA, BRABBU.COM; CHALK PAINT IN OLD WHITE, ANNIESLOAN.COM

BEDROOM Make a statement with arboreal accents in your private haven We tend to focus all our efforts on rooms that we know our guests will enjoy, but spreading the decorative warmth into the bedroom creates a secluded sanctuary that offers reprieve from the Christmas chaos. Minimalist design that may appear stark elsewhere can maximise your efforts in this room. Rustic vibes, such as holly leaves, mistletoe or stars made from twine that delicately dangle above the headboard truly set the tone. For bedrooms with a fireplace, don’t be scared to hang a stocking. And for bold palettes, match a faux Christmas tree to the colour of your walls – midnight blue, emerald green and ruby red work best.

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THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT STEIFF CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, FROM A SELECTION, STEIFF.COM; CHALK PAINT IN NAPOLEONIC BLUE, FROM £6 FOR 120ML, ANNIESLOAN.COM; COCKTAIL SET, FROM A SELECTION, GARDENTRADING.CO.UK; OPPOSITE PAGE OSBY STAR WINDOW LIGHT BUNDLE, £23, LIGHTS4FUN.CO.UK

CHILDREN’S ROOM Give your kids even more reason to get excited with a vibrant holiday setup

KITCHEN From cinnamon sticks to zesty orange peel, pair ingredients with décor for full effect

Creative imagination lies at the heart of any children’s room. Artfully strewn bunting and strings of LED fairy lights instantly create a wow effect, but even newly arranged toys and ornaments can assist with a highly appealing focal point, accented with oversized Nutcrackers and homemade decorations. Teddies adorned with large red Christmas bows, lovingly wrapped faux presents, nativity displays and even a miniature tree can create some magic and sparkle. But if you’re looking to be adventurous, use Annie Sloan chalk paint to reimagine a room, and not just for Christmas, either. It’s fabulous decorating that can be done together with the kids to get Santa’s little helpers in the festive spirit.

The kitchen is the hub of the home. Awash with mouth-watering aromas, from Christmas roast to homemade mince pies, it epitomises the very essence of festivity. Overhead lighting features present the ideal vehicle for hanging wreaths or rustic decor. But it’s the whimsical and throw-away nuances that make a kitchen feel festive, such as neatly arranged biscuit tins, a bottle of champagne chilled on ice, or freshly baked brandy-soaked pudding displayed on the sideboard. Use your existing furniture as a foundation to spruce up the area, and give the heart of the house (not to mention the cook) the attention and celebration that they deserve.

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STAIRS Step up your interior this Christmas with a sweeping chic ascent The joy of decorating the stairway comes down to the sheer number of opportunities to create impactful designs throughout the home. Whether wrapping garlands around the banisters, hanging wreaths from balconies, opting to add a little tinsel to the walls, each staircase – from a sweeping central lobby to three landing steps – provides a new and exciting opportunity to create elegant décor. Wide staircases with deep treads have enough room for candles and vases of brightly coloured baubles to sit on each step (‘under the sea’, ‘winter wonderland’ and ‘all that glitters’ are bauble trends coming to the fore this year), while a landing area can make for a sumptuous, inviting, cosy corner.

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TECH THE HALLS IT’S BEEN ANOTHER INCREDIBLE YEAR IN THE WORLD OF CONSUMER T E C H N O L O G Y, W I T H S O M A N Y E X C I T I N G P R O D U C T I N N O VAT I O N S A N D E V E R I M P R O V I N G S P E C I F I C AT I O N SHEETS. SEE OUT 2019 AND ADD TO T H E S PA R K L E O F Y O U R C H R I S T M A S WITH ONE OF THESE SHINY GADGETS WORDS: PETER JENKINSON

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TRAVEL MUG Much smarter than a thermos flask, this touch-control travel mug has multiple sensors inside to ensure the temperature of your brew is maintained with precision. In addition to the on-mug controls it is also Bluetooth-enabled so you can keep tabs on, and alter the temperature of the liquid inside. £159.99, firebox.com

Mastering the mystery of deck mixing may take some time, but this piece of kit offers amateurs a leg-up to look and sound like they know what they’re doing quickly. A great looking gadget even when not in action, it’ll assist you in learning complex music patterns with drums and melodies. Set your tempo, record some loops and marvel at the on-board LED lights as you do so. £279.99, John Lewis, Canada Place

GILLETTELABS HEATED RAZOR STARTER PACK This heated razor is now widely available after a successful crowdfunding launch last year. The shave mimics the heated towel treatment you get at a barber shop, with a bar beneath the five blades that heats to 50 or 43 degrees Celsius. The result is a superior shave, reduced skin irritation, a speedier routine and a razor that really shouldn’t be let loose on anyone’s legs. £199, Boots, Canada Place

This 47-megapixel snapper is designed so beautifully it could well be the last camera you’ll ever invest in. The camera uses Wi-Fi to connect to the Leica FOTOS smartphone app and allows image transfers from camera to phone so you can edit and share. There is also Bluetooth should you wish to geotag images as you shoot using your phone’s GPS signal. £5,299, cliftoncameras.co.uk


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BARISIEUR This hybrid alarm clock/morning brew maker could make mornings more bearable. Add water, select your loose-leaf tea or ground-coffee and wake to the sound of gently bubbling water and the aroma of your drink. Certainly it could be viewed as an over-engineered method of getting your drink delivered but even when not at work this machine is a certain conversation starter.

FACEBOOK PORTAL TV Turn your TV into a communications hub with the plug-and-play Portal from Facebook. Complete with remote control, this handy gadget allows you to make and take calls with family and friends without them having to have a unit of their own, as it works using Messenger and Whatsapp. It also has Alexa built-in to control all your smart devices and includes a story-time mode that lets you become part of the on-screen animations – fun and functionality perfectly combined. £149, Currys PC World, Canada Place

£399, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A

APPLE AIRPODS PRO AirPods have been given an update. In addition to better connectivity and increased battery life, Transparency Mode allows users to chat with others around you without distraction. A quick tap on the sensor and you’ll switch from noise cancellation mode to transparency mode, while a new “Force” sensor also gives you control of your music. £249, John Lewis, Canada Place

SAMSUNG THE SERIF 55 INCH The South Korean outfit has really upped its TV game this year and one new area is a move towards having form as well as function. This Serif series with its beautifully angled screen-edges needn’t be black when in standby but offers a number of ambient displays for you to select. This 4K Ultra HD has all the smart functionality you’d expect and in free standing mode is quite the statement piece. £1,399, John Lewis, Canada Place

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VAONIS STELLINA Searching around the night sky for some decent subject matter could see you fumbling around with your telescope for ages and quickly losing interest. This sleek looking unit connects to your smartphone and does the star-searching for you. This robotic device has the option of a live view on your display and tracks what you’ve found so everyone gets a glance. Just tell it what you’re looking for and marvel as it begins its quest across the sky. £3,450, astroshop.eu

APP OF THE MONTH EON (IOS) This latest digital release from the French music maker Jean-Michel Jarre offers a continuous art and music piece that never stops. Each time you open the app it’ll offer a new experience; it is possibly the best thing the synth-twister has ever done.

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IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR SO HERE A R E S O M E L O V E LY F E S T I V E W AY S T O M A K E C H R I S T M A S EVEN MORE SPECIAL FOR YOUR CHILDREN WORDS MORAG TURNER

SHOW TIME December and the Christmas holidays are the perfect time for a family trip to the theatre. Whether you like traditional pantos or prefer something a little different, there is a show to suit everyone as the West End is packed with wonderful productions for children this season. Celebrities Paul O’Grady and Nigel Havers take to the stage at the Palladium for Goldilocks and the Three Bears to get all ages laughing out loud in their seats. Little ones will love Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre and ELF, the Broadway musical based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, which is on at the SSE Arena Wembley. Introduce older kids to the delights of ballet with a classic Christmas performance of The Nutcracker at the Coliseum, or step into the magical kingdom of Narnia with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre. And of course, don’t forget Disney’s original Mary Poppins, which has just returned to London – any child would love to get a ticket to such a fabulous production. To book tickets and find even more great plays, pantos and ballet visit londontheatre.co.uk


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ELF CARE We all know that elves are very busy checking on children during December but how does your elf get to and from the North Pole? Through the Magical Christmas Elf Door, of course. This cute little light-up door stands at 22cm high (perfect elf height) and when your special guest arrives each night they can switch on a magical light to let you know they have popped by. Just make sure children know that they must be good, or else the elf won’t visit.

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Christmas Eve boxes are a lovely tradition to enjoy with your little ones. Each child gets a box filled with special treats that could include some new festive pyjamas, a letter from Santa or a mince pie to leave out for Rudolph to enjoy. The Handmade Christmas Company makes beautiful Vintage Christmas Eve Boxes that are crafted from natural wood and can be personalised at the London Studio.

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If you are decorating your children’s playroom or bedroom this year, or even fancy something a little more playful anywhere in the house, then look no further than Paper Dreams. From miniature 8cm honeycomb balls perfect for popping on a Christmas tree, to giant 120cm paper fans ideal for hanging, as well as paper stars and garlands, the brand has a colourful array of decorations for the festive season. paper-dreams.co.uk

FESTIVE TALES Snuggle up for a Christmas bedtime story with British Library Publishing’s A Literary Christmas. This wonderful anthology features a mixture of beloved classics and more modern voices, plus illustrations from the wealth of children’s literature in the Library’s collection – just the thing for cold winter nights. £12.99, bl.uk LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K

COSY CHRISTMAS Christmas jumpers for little ones are a must and no one does them better JoJo Maman Bébé. Choose from classic and contemporary festive designs that will keep your kids cosy – and super cute – all December. jojomamanbebe.co.uk 87


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or over 24 years, The White Company has prevailed in providing timeless pieces which fit perfectly in every home and wardrobe throughout the year. This festive season is no exception, as the White Company’s Christmas collection offers a touch of luxury which can be enjoyed by the entire family. After draping yourself in the softest of cashmere loungewear, you can also dress every corner of your home with some of The White Company’s stylish decorations including delicate glass lanterns and wreaths finished with foliage and pine cones which will transform your home into a festive haven. In the build up to the big day itself, decorate your Christmas tree in elegant ornaments and wrap your gifts in luxurious paper and velvet ribbon before turning your attention to the heart of every family Christmas, the dining table. With chic candlesticks and twinkly, star-shaped table scatters, a charming setting for this year’s Christmas lunch is easier than ever to achieve.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT GLASS PILLAR CANDLE HOLDER LARGE, £25; CAPTURED WIRE HURRICANE LANTERN, £40; FROSTED GREEN PINECONE WREATH, £35; STAR TABLE SCATTERS - SET OF 20, £15


FLEECE ROMPERS, £30

SHEEP ROCKING HORSE, £120

WAGON TOY WITH BLOCKS, £69

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From grooming gift sets for him to pampering hampers for her, The White Company is also a one-stop-shop for family gifting this Christmas. The Little White Company range also ensures the smallest members of the family are well catered for with cosy winter warmers and traditional toys. For parents hoping to get their kids off the iPad this Christmas day, The Little White Company’s rustic collection makes playtime a family experience once more with nostalgic toys and a retro approach to design. Made with authentic wooden materials in a discreet neutral colour palette, statement toys (such as a soft, shearlinglined ‘rocking sheep’) make seamless additions to any home, standing as smart pieces of furniture in their own right, as well as being a treat for the children. The break from digital technology granted by these gifts will last longer than the excitement of Christmas morning alone, as no two playtimes have to be the same with these traditional toys. Inspiring children to use the magic of their imagination, youngsters can bring these toys to life in their own unique way time and time again; turning the stackable wooden blocks that come with the pull-along wagon from magic beans one day to a kingdom of buildings the next. To make Santa’s job a little easier, peruse our edit outlining our favourite children’s gifts available at The White Company this Christmas.

‘No two playtimes have to be the same with these traditional toys’

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The White Company, Jubilee Place; thewhitecompany.com canarywharf.com

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Ravana Garden “One Of A Kind Sustainable Luxury Vacation” Ravana Garden, is a harmonious symbiosis between tradition, folklore, legend and history, as well as culture, technology and sustainability. • Private dining & picnics at breath taking locations

• Outdoor cooking sessions

• Organic, semi organic, natural food

• Visit to Chef Wall & our organic garden

• Customized/Personalized services

• ‘Madal’ fishing - available only on certain days

• Private gardens & outdoor bathtubs

• Sustainable Beach Spa

• Unlimited free Wi-Fi connectivity throughout site

• River/land Safari, village, cultural & bird watching tours

• Flexi meal timings

• Renew familial bonds & re-establish primordial links with nature

Contact Us Ravana Garden Boutique Hotel, Velipatanvila Road, Nonagama, Ambalantota 82100, Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

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Where to stay this Christmas: the UK’s most luxurious lodgings (p.92)

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CHEWTON GLEN, HAMPSHIRE Situated on the edge of New Forest, Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire boasts a unique winter stay for families and couples. Exclusively for the festive season, adults can take part in a guided baking class led by the founder of awardwinning Little Venice Cake Company, Mich Turner MBE. Spend the day trying your hand at some of Mich’s festive favourites including her crumble mince pies, a twist on the classic, before perfecting the art of piping on a gingerbread house and wreaths. Alternatively indulge in a tipple and create your own bespoke blended gin while the children enjoy creating meringue snowmen and chocolate dipped honeycomb during a special Christmas-themed cooking class. From £285 per night, chewtonglen.com 92


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H O L I DAY I N N S B R I TA I N ’ S B E S T L U X U R I O U S L O D G I N G S O F F E R T H E U LT I M AT E CHRISTMAS ESCAPE WORDS PHILIPPA BAKER

ARTIST RESIDENCE, OXFORD Escape to Artist Residence for a quintessentially English stay in the Oxfordshire countryside. The former 16th-century country inn has been stylishly renovated, fusing historic charm with luxury interiors. Situated underneath the five bohemian-styled bedrooms of the Farmhouse Loft is The Mason Arms, the hotel’s own pub. Designed in collaboration with artists, guests can tuck into locallysourced pub classics – think burgers, fish and chips and

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a hearty steak and kidney pie – while perusing the contemporary artwork on display. From £150 per night, artistresidence.co.uk

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COWORTH PARK. BERKSHIRE Set amidst 240 acres of Berkshire countryside, Coworth Park is a country house oozing with winter charm. The hotel offers guests plenty of space to breath in the fresh air, or to opt for a moment of tranquillity in the spa. During December, guests can cosy up in the drawing room and listen to a choir singing classic Christmas carols while indulging in a seasonal afternoon tea, featuring signature festive pastries and a glass of champagne. Children will also be able to experience the magic of the season with a 12 days of Christmas treasure hunt, or make treats for the reindeer during a family culinary workshop. From ÂŁ344 per night for a Stable Superior Room, dorchestercollection.com

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BEAVERBROOK, SURREY Located amongst the Surrey hills, Beaverbrook Country House Hotel is just 20 miles from the bustling capital and an ideal place to spend a weekend. During December, guests at the hotel can learn the culinary secrets to mastering the perfect Christmas dinner in a three-hour Traditional Dinner Masterclass LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K

hosted by Beaverbrook’s head chefs, or give pastries a go in a mince pie-making course. The estate offers a series of guided ramble trials for those looking to venture outdoors, but if the weather’s not playing ball, hole up in the hotel’s cinema room instead and enjoy your favourite festive classics on repeat. From £490 per night for a Coach House Classic Room, beaverbrook.co.uk 95


ROSEWOOD LONDON You needn’t leave the capital to enjoy Christmas in comfort and sophisticated style. Rosewood London has been transformed into a festive wonderland, with charming decorations and a suitably festive afternoon tea. Each room has its own Christmas tree and guests will be paid a visit from Santa Claus himself. For those staying at the hotel for New Year’s Eve, the hotel promises a special itinerary full of celebrations. The evening will begin with a dinner in the Mirror Room, followed by a party spent sipping on seasonal cocktails and the opportunity to relax to live jazz against the backdrop of a roaring fire, all before a private firework display in the hotel’s courtyard. From £379 per night, rosewoodhotels.com

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LUTON HOO, HERTFORDSHIRE During the holiday season, guests at Luton Hoo can dine on a three-course festive fayre including game terrine, roast Norfolk turkey breast and Christmas pudding. Guests can immerse themselves in the expansive natural surroundings – the hotel boasts acres of parkland – and experience a traditional country pursuit with clay pigeon shooting. With views overlooking

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the lake, this is an activity perfectly suited to couples and families with older children. For those planning on staying over Christmas, Luton Hoo is treating guests to an abundance of seasonal splendour, including gin tasting, a history tour, activities for the little ones, carols followed by dinner and Midnight Mass –plus warm mince pies aplenty. From £250 per night for a Deluxe Bedroom, lutonhoo.co.uk

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THIRTY YEARS AGO, ONE ECCENTRIC SWEDE CRAFTED A PLAN TO BRING THE WORLD’S TOURISTS TO JUKKASJÄRVI, AN UNASSUMING TOWN I N S W E D I S H L A P L A N D . T H E R E S U LT WAS THE ICEHOTEL, A TEMPORARY A R T I N S TA L L AT I O N W H E R E Y O U C A N BED DOWN ON A BLOCK OF ICE WORDS ELLEN MILLARD 98


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o small is Jukkasjärvi that it has just one road. Located in Swedish Lapland, the town is 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle and in the winter, when temperatures can drop to as low as -16˚C, it is sparse. Everything is white. Rustic cottages wear coats of snow and branches bow from the weight of icy tips. Even my eyelashes sport snowflake mascara, and as I shuffle along the road my feet leave tell-tale prints behind me. At the end of the highway, the blood red exterior of the local church brings upset to the blank canvas. A veritable Gingerbread House with a scalloped-trim roof, made all the more twee by its snow white hat, it is the oldest church in the region and has witnessed expansive change to its tiny hometown. In the 1970s, engineer Yngve Bergqvist, who worked for a local

OPPOSITE PAGE ICEHOTEL 28, 2017-2018 ART SUITE WHITE DESERT, DESIGN BY TIMSAM HARDING & FABIÁN JACQUET CASADO; THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT CEREMONY HALL HIKARI, ICEHOTEL 29, DESIGN BY NATSUKO SAITO & SHINGO SAITO; ICEHOTEL 28, 20172018 ART SUITE CUMULUS, DESIGN BY ANNAKATRIN KRAUS & HANS AESCHT, ALL IMAGES ©ASAF KLIGER

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mining company in the neighbouring Kiruna, founded a canoe centre on the banks of Jukkasjärvi’s Torne River, which, during the summer, attracted more than 5,000 visitors a year. It put the village on the map, but only for a few months at a time. Come winter, which in Swedish Lapland stretches across five months, Jukkasjärvi would become an arctic desert land once again, with the lake transformed into an ice block 60cm thick and strong enough to hold the weight of a car. It was while on a trip to Japan in 1989 that Bergqvist found a solution for Jukkasjärvi’s winter wasteland. He happened upon two sculptors who crafted brilliant figures out of the very commodity the Arctic Circle produces in droves: ice. That year, the sculptors set up shop in Sweden, hosting an art workshop at the request of Bergqvist – and so began the Icehotel story. For the next 11 years, the workshops gained traction and a legion of loyal art fans. Such was the furore surrounding it that in 1992, Arctic Hall opened – a 250 square metre igloo-cumart gallery perched on the banks of the Torne. A year later, by chance, the gallery hosted its first overnight visitors – a group of colleagues on a business trip, who found themselves without a place to stay. Armed with sleeping bags and reindeer skins, they bedded down in the igloo and lived to tell the tale. 99


ICE BREAKERS A classic three-night Icehotel break is available between December 2019 and March 2020, from £1,046 per person based on two sharing accommodation (two-nights in a warm room and one-night sleeping on ice) on a B&B basis, including return direct flights from London Heathrow to Kiruna, airport transfers, morning sauna and lone of winter clothing. To book, call 01737 886 131 or visit discover-the-world.com

THIS PAGE, FROM TOP ART SUITE 365 – DANCERS IN THE DARK, DESIGN BY TJÅSA GUSFORS & PATRICK DALLARD, PHOTOGRAPHY ©ASAF KLIGER; ICEHOTEL 29, ART SUITE ZERO. ICTYS, DESIGN BY JOSU GONZALEZ RUIZ & EMILIANO LORENZO, PHOTOGRAPHY ©ASAF KLIGER; OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT ICEHOTEL 29, ART SUITE SPRUCE WOODS, DESIGN BY JENNIE O’KEEFE & CHRISTOPHER PANCOE, PHOTOGRAPHY ©ASAF KLIGER; WATER FREEZING MID-AIR, PHOTO ©ELLEN MILLARD; ENTRANCE OF THE ICE ART HALL FOR YEAR-ROUND ICE EXPERIENCES, PHOTOGRAPHY ©ASAF KLIGER

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Today, 50,000 visitors descend on Jukkasjärvi each year to visit what is now known as the Icehotel. Crafted anew every November from 2,000 ice blocks harvested from the Torne River, Icehotel comprises a series of Art Suites – individually designed by different artists each year – and a selection of standard ice rooms. There are also a number of permanent rooms – some of which are en-suite – which are located in Icehotel 365, an all-year round, solar-powered space that you can visit during the warmer months (there’s also an adjoining Ice Bar for cocktails in the rocks). But it’s the temporary installation that provides the biggest thrill. Each design is unique and more impressive than the next. If you’re willing to brave the -5˚C temperature, you may find yourself snoozing next to a glacial life-sized campervan, below the belly of a whale carved from snow or under the watchful eye of two scarily realistic, and somewhat unnerving, crystalline clowns. My room is an icicle ode to religion, designed by Spanish architects Josu Gonzalez Ruiz and Emiliano Lorenzo, with cathedral-inspired spires and towering shards that circle the central bed. LED lights omit a purple glow and a chorus of choir singers provides the backing track (which, thankfully, can be turned off when it’s time to catch some shut eye). It is eerie and beautiful at once, the sub-zero temperatures making it all the more ethereal. To sleep in such conditions, all you need is one base layer, a pair of socks and a hat. It seems remarkably little, but your own body heat keeps the sleeping bag warm, which is Everest-standard and thus equipped for temperatures as low as -30˚C. Artistry aside, it is, admittedly, not the most glamorous of sleeping quarters. A reindeer skin is all that separates you from your ice block mattress and there are no toilets in the temporary hotel, lest you wish to brave the dash outside to the heated reception building. But there’s a reason

Icehotel tops many a bucket list – there is simply no experience quite like it. In 2018, it featured on BBC’s Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, vying with towering Singapore skyscrapers and Moroccan mansions as the best hotel in the world. Now in its 30th year, the Icehotel thrives. Such is its success that it is no longer visited for unique sleeping arrangements alone. Bergqvist’s madcap idea provided the catalyst for what is now a winter playground, complete with winter sports, delicious feasts and some quirky Swedish traditions.


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WINTER WONDERLAND My hands are so cold I’m truly doubting whether my fingertips will survive the journey. Gripping the handlebars of my snowmobile I navigate my steed over a mound and speed up to catch the tail-end of the convoy. It’s night-time and we’re driving through a canopy of trees dripping with icicles in search of the Northern Lights. At one point, I think I can see them and enjoy the effervescent glow above for a blissful 10 minutes, before our group

If you’re willing to brave the -5ºC temperature, you may find yourself snoozing next to a glacial life-sized campervan leader kindly explains that my cosmic sighting is in fact light pollution from the neighbouring town. The clouds are not on our side and our search is to no avail, but the journey isn’t without rewards. Our destination is a log cabin in the middle of the woods and, inside, a roaring fire brings life back to my limbs. Soon the welcome smell of dinner fills the hut and we gorge on a feast of bellywarming moose goulash, hot lingonberry juice and blueberry cake. The Lapland palate is limited thanks to the region’s climate, but the Icehotel’s wizard chefs are well-versed in the art of crafting delectable dishes all the same, and some of the best food is served during the activities. A cross country skiing tour across the surface of the lake is paused to devour a feast of sausage and flatbread, roasted over an open fire and enjoyed in a private enclave on the surface of a miniature island. It’s well-deserved fuel after the surprisingly strenuous shuffle across the Torne. Even a sauna experience is nourished with charcuterie boards and glasses of wine. Unlike your traditional hot box, a Swedish sauna (pronounced LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K

phonetically in this part of the world, and all the better for it) is a 10-step ritual that takes the body from cold to warm to cold again – and when they say cold, they mean it. A 20-minute stint in the coal-heated sauna is followed by a snow angel competition in our swimming costumes, and a mad dash back inside for a second sauna hit. Once we’ve reheated, we’re taken down to the river, where a section of the ice has been broken for our dipping pleasure. Plunged into water so cold they have to circulate it to stop it freezing over, we then sprint to the outdoor hot tub to recuperate under the stars, a cup of hot lingonberry juice in hand. The process is designed to rejuvenate, and that it certainly does. Our reward is dinner at the neighbouring Homestead restaurant, a timber building from the 1600s where buttery mashed potato, Swedish meatballs and tangy lingonberry sauce is heaped high on plates and smothered in gravy. It’s ultimate comfort food, the sort that warms you from the inside out and readies you for a deep sleep – the perfect feast, in fact, to prep you for a night on a mattress made of ice. 101


What’s on at CANARY WHARF

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WINTER LIGHTS Thursday 16 January-Saturday 25 January 4-10pm daily Estate wide FREE

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The award-winning Winter Lights will return in January for a sixth year. Canary Wharf will be transformed by over 20 spectacular installations, setting the dark winter evenings aglow. The spectacle will showcase light art and interactive installations by some of the most innovative artists across the globe working in light art today. There will be some favourite installations returning from previous years alongside some pieces never before seen in the UK and even some newly commissioned artworks. The exhibition features pieces which can be admired from afar as well as those which will allow people to get up close and interact with them.

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Be sure to make time on your tour to sample delicious dishes and hot drinks from the many street food trucks – choose from freshly cooked sourdough pizzas, gourmet potato rosti and crepes, then warm up by toasting your own marshmallows on an open fire. The Winter Lights festival is free to visit between 4pm and 10pm each evening and is the perfect way to spend a dark January evening. Simply download a map from the website to help guide you round the festival or pick one up from one of the event stewards on arrival at Canary Wharf. Please note our festival can get extremely busy at weekends so where possible we advise visitors to come midweek or avoid our busiest time between 6pm and 8pm each evening. For more tips and all the information you will need to plan your visit please head to the Winter Lights pages on canarywharf.com. STRATUM BY STUDIO CHEVALVERT

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What’s on at CANARY WHARF WINTER LIGHTS Thursday 16 January-Saturday 25 January 4-10pm daily Estate wide FREE

MEET THE ARTIST: PARKER HEYL Parker Heyl is a designer, roboticist and teaching fellow at the Interactive Architecture Lab at The Bartlett in London whose works voluntarily relinquish computerised regulation in favour of an analogue aesthetic.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. I trained as a carpenter at the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop in New Haven, under director Bill Brown. He introduced me to woodworking as a kinetic medium. I designed experiments and toys using raw materials – wood scraps, thumb tacks, DC motors, telephone wire, AA batteries. These objects conduct electricity (and wood is an insulator) which together generates an electro-mechanical system. That’s how I began as a designer of automatons. Now, I always use sustainably sourced wood in my projects. Many do not realize that timber is the only sustainable architectural material – it has a neutral carbon footprint when every tree harvested is regrown. Tell us about the name, 16 Bits? There will be 16 small wooden boxes on display at Jubilee Place in Canary Wharf this January. Each has a mechanical toggle switch, with two positions: on and off. Visitors can interact with a large sculptural display using the switches. A ‘bit’ is the smallest amount of data in a digital computer, thus the amount of data being processed is extremely small for an interactive art installation (only 16 bits or 2 bytes). Why did Canary Wharf feel like a good home for the piece? The strong hand crafted aesthetic will contrast nicely inside the Jubilee Place shopping centre; I’ve avoided materials like metal and glass which surround Canary Wharf, to create a warm aura. The objects in London are not typically unique – coffee cups, napkins, bank card machines, cell phones – they are all objects which exist in many thousands of identical copies. My installation celebrates the imperfections of a handmade object, where the traces of labour have not been intentionally hidden. What’s next for you? I’m working on a robotic installation for Fold nightclub, redirecting the light at sunrise, I’m helping artist Rosana Antoli with a small piece for her upcoming exhibition at CentroCentro in Madrid and I’m work on a set design for the Brooklyn based pysrock band Crumb. 16 Bits by Parker Heyl, Jubilee Place; , 4-10pm, 16-25th January

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YOUNG @ ARTS & SOCIAL CARE GROUP, BROMLEY BY BOW CENTRE Community Gallery, Canada Place Until Tuesday 7 Jan 2020 Lancelot Ribeiro’s oil cityscapes were influenced by his ancestral home of Goa, and this year were used as a stimulus for the ‘Young @ Arts’ Over 50s group. Artist Mürüde Mehmet had the group carve and paint ceramic tiles of places or buildings that had a personal resonance for them which acted as a reminiscent catalyst to draw out their stories. One lady revealed how she had been a child evacuee that was “just told to turn up at either Euston or Kings Cross” with no idea of where they were being sent. Gesturing outside, she revealed that bombs had been falling everywhere. Another, carving out Bow Church, recalled her friend’s wartime wedding there, in a dress made from reused parachute silk. The Social Care group was tasked by artist Mürüde Mehmet to paint portraits or townscapes on ceramic plates, referring to their choice of Ribeiro’s artwork that aligned with their own sense of identity. Several opted for the only realistic oil portrait he ever did in 1963 – that of his wife. Part of the V&A Ribeiro Community Arts Project.


BUILD-TO-RENT: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN? A L A S TA I R M U L L E N S , H E A D O F VERTUS, ON CANARY WHARF’S NEWEST PROPERTY OFFERING What exactly does build-to-rent mean? Build-to-Rent (BtR) defines residential developments that are generally designed and built to be held under single ownership and management, with the homes then being leased in the residential private rented sector. BtR is an industry term but as the general public learns more about it and it becomes a popular option, it will become well-recognised as a form of housing. What are the advantages of BtR? The main advantage for a renter is one landlord and management. When leasing and living in the property, you are only dealing with one entity and there are no extra fees to pay to external agents. Many BtR schemes come with extras such as free broadband and amenities such as gyms, lounges, screening rooms and dining rooms. What makes Vertus different? The most unique offering Vertus has against other BtR developers is that all of our current developments are on the Canary Wharf estate. We will deliver a high level of service, a high-quality product and provision of amenities within the building. However, the difference is the security, cleanliness and amenities offered within the Estate; with access to everything our customers will need including shops, bars and restaurants, a workplace nearby and transport links. Put simply, no other place in London can offer this level of private living.


Tell us about 10 George Street. 10 George Street offers over 6,000 sq.ft. of social space, known as Club Vertus, with 24/7 concierge, gym studio, private event spaces, lounge, self-service bar and dining room. The apartments have been furnished by Camerich and the amenity spaces are curated by Angel O’Donnell. There are also unfurnished apartments available with high quality fitted appliances from Siemens and 50� Samsung televisions in each apartment. We believe there will be a strong take up as renters realise that this is the first opportunity to lease on the Canary Wharf estate, giving them the best access to the amenities and transport links it offers. thisisvertus.com @Thisisvertus

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FIND US NEXT TO ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET HOPEWELL SQUARE, E14 0QG 5 MINUTE WALK FROM CANNING TOWN TUBE LONDONCITYISLAND.COM/ICERINK

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CITY ISLAND ICE RINK 12TH - 22ND DECEMBER

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET SINFONIETTA OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE / NUTCRACKER PRE-ICE SKATING DANCE WARM UP / CHRISTMAS MARKET / CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL MASTER CLASS / BAUBLE MAKING / BABY FESTIVE SENSORY EXPERIENCE BY GYMBOREE / FESTIVE PAINTING / CHRISTMAS CRACKER WORKSHOP / WINE TASTING

Disclaimer: Programming is subject to change and must be pre-booked. Changes to tickets can be made with up to 48 hours’ notice subject to availability. To enquire regarding ticket changes please email: cityislandicerink@thecommunicationgroup. co.uk. Refunds are not available. Workshop tickets must be purchased separately and do not include an ice skating session, except for the Nutcracker warm up with English National Ballet, which includes a session after the workshop.


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All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees.


Beautifully presented eighteenth floor apartment.

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Christopher Paxton looks forward to helping you. christopher.paxton@knightfrank.com 020 3461 5890

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All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees.


Manor Way, BR3 £1,900,000 F/H

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Park Farm Road, BR1

Courtlands Close, CR2

Newly built and completed in 2014 is this stunning five double bedroom, four bathroom detached family home.

This exquisite four bedroom detached home has been comprehensively extended and refurbished to an exceptional standard.

£1,595,000 F/H

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The Drive, BR7

Stonehouse Road, TN14

An immaculate newly built five bedroom detached family home located in a private cul-de-sac close to Petts Wood Station.

Extremely well maintained four bedroom detached bungalow with granny annexe in a sought-after private road in a semi-rural location.

£1,850,000 F/H

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School Lane, TN15 £1,275,000 F/H

High specification, detached five bedroom executive style home, nestled within seven acres of secluded parkland. 3

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The Orchard, SE3 ÂŁ2,700,000 F/H

An imposing Edwardian detached house with extensive views across the heath and just 700 yards from Blackheath Village. 3

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Trenchard Street, SE10

Upwood Road, SE12 Price On Application

ÂŁ775,000 F/H

This impressive home has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment programme and now boasts a superb open-plan living/dining area.

Delightful mid-terrace, three bedroom Edwardian family home, located within Greenwich conservation area and retaining many period features throughout.

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West Grove, SE10 £749,950 L/H

Beautiful, two double bedroom apartment situated on the top floor of an imposing listed building in a fantastic location. 1

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Shooters Hill, SE18 £1,100,000 F/H

Beautifully refurbished five bedroom, three bathroom detached family home, offering modern and spacious living throughout. 3

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Norman Road, SE10

Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3

Trafalgar Grove, SE10

Contemporary, fourth floor, two bedroom apartment near Greenwich Station.

Exceptionally spacious, garden floor conversion flat with own front door and communal garden.

Three bedroom house arranged over three floors in a great Greenwich location.

£1,800 PCM

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Greenwich South Street, SE10

Burnt Ash Road, SE12

Upwood Road, SE12

Beautiful four bedroom, four storey Georgian family home measuring over 1,700 square foot.

Perfectly located, three double bedroom split-level Victorian maisonette.

Lovely three bedroom family home located near to Colfes School and Lee train station.

£3,500 PCM

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An extended, semi-detached family home on a residential street offering spacious living.

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property on the River Thames possesses a certain allure. London’s arterial waterway is a constant source of fascination, and the landmark buildings sprinkled on its shores even more so. This apartment in Wapping is ideal for those looking for a river-fronted home, with a private terrace and views of Tower Bridge and The Shard to boot. Located in the exclusive West Wapping development, this recently-renovated property comprises two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, this space boasts all of the 21st-century mod-cons one would expect, along with a plethora of exclusive amenities: a video entry phone system, secure underground parking, 24-hour concierge and a residents’ gymnasium, to name a few. For those working in Canary Wharf, this property is in an idyllic location. Close to St Katharine Dock, Tower Hill and Wapping stations and within walking distance of the City, it is perfectly placed to go to and from the office, and into town. £1.15m, 020 7702 3456, ea2group.com LU X U R Y L ON D ON .C O.U K

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Tudor House,Tower Bridge, Cartwright Street, E1W SE1

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3 Double Bedroom Apartment 6th floor luxury 2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Plan Reception Room,Studio largeApartment balcony. Master bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe. Modern Integrated Kitchen, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter by Harrods Estates, Residents Gymnasium, Swimming SOLD! £325,000 Pool,£545,000 Lifts to all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance to London Bridge.SOLD!

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Tudor Cascades House, Tower, Tower Docklands Bridge, SE1 E14 Welland Mews, E1W

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£500 £1,595,000 per week

Bedroom Town 1 Bedroom FreeholdMaster House 6th 24double floor luxury bedroom, 2 House Double 2 bathroom Bedrooms, 11th2floor Bathrooms, apartment Open within Planthis Reception secure modern Room, large development. balcony. Comprising bedroom a reception with en-suite and room walk with in wardrobe. water/ CityModern views, fitted Integrated kitchen, Kitchen, masterBalcony, bedroom 24 Hour with walk-in Porterwardrobe by Harrods & Estates, en suiteResidents bathroom,Gymnasium, additional Swimming £1,1500,00 SOLD! £460,000 SOLD! Pool, shower Liftsroom. to all floors. Balcony. Close Swimming to Localpool, Shopping Gymnasium Facilities, & Tennis Walking court. Distance Concierge. to London Bridge.

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Mayfair Showroom 66 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3JL 35 offices in central London and over 70 across the capital

Leman Street, E1 £3,150,000

An immaculately presented three double bedroom apartment with three bathrooms. There is a large open plan kitchen/reception room with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views across the City. There are two Juliet balconies with views of London’s iconic landmarks, energy rating b. Dexters Shoreditch 020 7483 6371

St Katharine Docks, E1W £3,500,000

A unique 1930’s steel barge which has been converted into a sensational houseboat. Currently moored in a prime London dock, this home has over 5,000 sq. ft of space with an additional 50 ft. deck. There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and an impressive central atrium staircase. Dexters Wapping 020 7650 5350

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Narrow Street, E14 ÂŁ5,000 per week

A fantastic three bedroom, three bathroom penthouse apartment with a vast amount of internal and external space. Set over two floors, there is an impressive private balcony with far reaching views, perfect for entertaining. This is riverside living at its best, energy rating c. Dexters Wapping 020 7650 5351

Fairmont Avenue, E14 ÂŁ1,154 per week

Situated on the fifteenth floor of this superior development, a rarely available three bedroom penthouse apartment. This exceptional property offers a wraparound terrace, a private sauna and breathtaking views of the River Thames, Canary Wharf and the City, energy rating d. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1190 For further information on the costs associated with renting a property, please visit our website or ask one of our local experts.


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