Creative Director Michael Sarais
Fashion Features Director George Raymond Stead
Lifestyle Features Director Christine Yeo
Lifestyle Features Editor Mikaela Grävare
Living Features Director Lynnly-Ann Olsen
Living Features Editor Sophia Baker
CYNTHIA TSUKI is wearing floral mesh maxi dress from Topshop. Stay Gold Vintage floral headband. Ring model’s own. All make-up by MAC. Fashion Editor: George Stead. Photographer: Dagmara Reczka
content Formed around the stunning visuals of Kew, ‘Eden’ presents new fashion, lifestyle and living content on all media platforms. Whether it’s viewing the latest fashion editorials in our glossy quarterly magazine or browsing our website for reviews on the latest art exhibitions we hope to both enrich and excite our modern thinking target market. Our aim is not to educate but to immerse in the fine culture that the vibrant city of London produces on a daily basis. To put it simply ‘Eden’, like the Garden from which it is named, is beautiful things in a beautiful place. the team
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NEED FOR TWEED
Mikaela Grävare reports on top to toe tweed at London’s most stylish biking event.
HERE COMES THE SUN
Christine Yeo scans the map for beach destinations that offer more than sun, sea and sand.
In our cover story, George Stead predicts a wardrobe of white for the summer ahead.
Out with the new, in with the old as Michael Sarais tempts the modern man with a vintage motor.
Dagmara Reczka reviews the V&A’s latest dazzling fashion exhibition “Ballgown: 50 years of British glamour”.
GOING FOR GOLD
Lynnly Ann-Olsen charts British furniture’s rise in popularity.
As the summer holidays approach, Dagmara Reczka discovers how to keep your kids entertained.
BY MIKAELA GRÄVARE
The London 2012 Olympics are nearly upon us, but for some 500 cycle enthusiasts the 6th of May saw the return of the most anticipated sporting event of the year. And there was no Lycra in sight. Tucked away in Princess Gardens, South Kensington just off the busy Exhibition Road a crowd of people, well turned out in their Sunday best are gathered for the forth annual Tweed Run – the “Metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style”. On this chilly morning (“Perfect tweed-weather!” one excited gentleman exclaims) a live band is playing smooth jazz while participants are socialising, eagerly waiting to hop on their Brooks leather saddles. While children are not allowed to take part in the run, many have dressed them up in little tweed jackets and brought them along to play in the grass and cheer their parents on. Even dogs are kitted out in tweed for the occasion! Originally founded in London in 2009, the Tweed Run is a group ride through the central parts of the capital. It has since become a global sensation with partakers flocking from various corners of the world. Similar events have been held in as diverse cities as Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo, Stockholm, São Paulo and several states in the USA. This year’s ride was so popular that the number of cyclists had to be capped at 500 and the 15-mile route was kept a well-guarded secret. All due to safety regulations in accordance with the city of London. The event is about cycling and style in equal measures. Its participants wish to recreate the magic of a bygone era. Tweed-clad men are wearing flat
caps and plus fours while the ladies are dressed up in vintage fox stoles and red lipstick. Although all bicycles are accepted, one would certainly feel out of place on a Boris-bike. There are classic ladies cycles, featherweight fixed gear bikes, tandems and the occasional penny-farthing. Traditional Englishmade Pashleys seem to be the go-to brand (the Guvnor is particularly popular) ideally accessorised with Fortnum & Mason hampers and Brooks saddle bags. The most expensive by far must be the leather wrapped, diamond encrusted vehicle at the staggering price of £25 000. After the assembly in South Kensington, riders embark on a jaunt through Hyde Park and across some of London’s most famous landmarks. Passing bemused tourists outside Big Ben and honking Black Cabs on Tower Bridge. Unlike Tour De France, this race makes time for a well-deserved tea break outside the Imperial War Museum. This is where the competitions are held. The barbers of Murdock London are presenting the prestigious “Best Moustache” award. The price for “Most Dapper Chap” and “Most Dashing Dame” are hosted by British heritage label Cordings with non-other than Blur-guitarist and renowned solo-artist Graham Coxon on the judging panel. Britpop fans remember him mainly as the bespectacled indie kid sporting jeans, retro t-shirts and trainers. He is however, an avid fan of traditional
“What’s it all about? Fun! Plain old fashioned fun.” English tailoring and thus, a perfect ambassador for the brand. Specialising in quality country clothing since 1839, Cordings of Piccadilly is co-owned by another guitarist; the legendary Eric Clapton. He explains: “I wanted to preserve Cordings for myself, and I wanted to ensure its future for the people who still like to buy beautiful country clothes.” Other awards of the day include “Best Vintage Bicycle” and “Best decorated Bike”. The final destination, previously unknown even to
the cyclists, is The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker, a hip Islington gastro pub where the exclusive after party is held. Uniting people from all over the world the Tweed Run is a joyful event that brings together bicycle enthusiasts, vintage style fanatics, photographers, London-lovers and curious passers-by. Taking part for the third time running, 1940s and 50s fashion collector Jenny sums it up: “What’s it all about? Fun! Plain old fashioned fun.”
Here comes the Sun! BY CHRISTINE YEO
Pristine beaches and picturesque hideaways are ideal summer holiday retreats. Christine Yeo scans the map for beach destinations that offer more than sun, sea and sand, which you and your family will love. Bespoke luxury in Thailand As the urban lifestyle gets more stressful and congested, vacationers in this health-conscious era are eschewing shopping and partying in favour of sustaining healing holidays. If you and your partner are looking for a quiet spot to unwind, Thailand is a spa haven for busy working professionals. Located in southern Thailand, facing the Andaman Sea, Krabi brings you closer to nature. Filled with forested nature reserves, limestone formations and hot springs, there is always a sense of discovery and magic surrounding the attractions of Krabi. Just last year, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company debuted their brand new extension – The Reserve. “A collection of exotic, one-of-a-kind boutique resorts positioned in unique settings,” according to it’s president and COO, Mr. Simon F. Cooper. The first of these luxury hotels Phulay Bay, is indeed enjoying a spectacular view. Tucked away where the glistening sands and blue skies converge with the Andaman Sea, this new establishment offers sights of the naturally rugged shoreline and dramatic limestone karsts which make up the gorgeous landscape of Krabi. Getting to this piece of heaven
is only a 40-minute drive from Krabi International Airport. The exclusive resort is the vision of leading Thai architect Lek Bunnag, it features modern styling and architecture with accents of Thai, Moroccan, and the Middle East. A conscious effort can be seen in promoting sustainable development through the combination of contemporary Thai styling in the buildings with the natural flora in the area. All villas feature large indoor baths, verandas with lounge beds, “rainforest” outdoor baths and private plunge pools, however none of them resemble one another. Focusing on bespoke services, you have your own personal butler and can choose from having light BBQ lunches at the beach, a meditation class with monks, elephant trekking, or a seaplane tour of the region’s beautiful landscape. Not interested? There are also Thai batik painting lessons, cooking classes and even your own personal chef to whip up delicacies with the freshest catch-of-theday from the Andaman Sea in the comfort of your own villa.
Family fun in Maldives With a reputation of being a destination for romantic honeymoons, Maldives is not exactly first on the list of countries for families to lay their beach towels. However, it is now becoming more popular for families, even those with babies and young children, wanting to experience island-living at its best. With all year round sunshine, crystal clear warm water, family-friendly watersports, and a safe environment, Kuda Huraa, a 12-acre island in Maldives offers a family-oriented holiday where parents can let their hair down and kids can soak up the sun and fun. Only a 25-minute speedboat ride from Male, in the North Male Atoll, Kuda Huraa provides amenities such an infinity pool, children’s pool, watersports and dive centre, and fitness facilities including yoga and a spa that promises to be a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. Kuda Mas (“little fish”) Kids’ Club (4 to 12 year olds) is open 8am to 6pm and has a wide range of
activities, including crafts, snorkelling and yoga. Children aged 6 and over can have water-skiing and surfing lessons. The Furaavaru Teen Centre (for 13 to 18 year olds) is a place where teens can relax, watch a movie or play video or board games. Little ones have extra attention paid to them as each child receives a welcome treat, child-size bathrobes and complimentary baby and children’s toiletries. Taking every small detail into consideration, Kuda Huraa offers children menus, childproof rooms and cots and even an in-house doctor on-call 24 hours, so that parents have a complete peace of mind whilst on holiday. There are 96 rooms on the island, including twobedroom suites that cater to families. The resort has the unique ambience of a magical Maldivian village and the renowned Four Seasons service, offering a first class, tropical island experience for everyone in the family. >
Castaway in the Caribbean If you are looking for a fashionable and fun hideaway, Parrot Cay at the stunning Turks and Caicos islands, in the north of the Caribbean, is full of pristine white-sand beaches and unspoilt reefs. Once a wild, uninhabited island, now a shimmering whitewashed wellness retreat, Parrot Cay is a colourful Caribbean feather in the Como hotel groupâ€™s cap. Easily accessed by boat from Providenciales, Parrot Cay is also known as an oasis playground to the wealthy, celebrities and A-listers from all over the globe - both Bruce Willis and Donatella Versace have villas on the island. The private island resort Como, offers mountain biking, kite-surfing, and mangrove paddleboarding, as well as a huge range of activities for families of all ages. Mothers can realign their chakras at the award-winning Como Shambhala Spa for Ayurvedic treatments or yoga classes whilst children can immerse themselves in the myriad of fun specially catered for youngsters. Fishing excursions, watersports, kite-making, cookery
classes, tie-dying and jewellery-making with shells and fossilised shark teeth are just some examples of activities children can get busy with. The colonial-style minimalist beach villas and Balinese buildings located right on the beach are perfect for families, boasting huge living rooms and spacious dining areas, heated swimming pools and outside dining pavilions. There is also the added support of a private butler service should you want an extra touch to your pampering getaway. From lavish lodging to pampering treats, exquisite cuisine to a myriad of activities to enjoy with the family, it is impossible to overdo luxury. With a personal butler, getting waited on hand and foot being completely comme il faut at these resorts, it is service brought to a whole new level. For an even better look of the good life, try calling for a charter while getting kneaded to pulp, it might just sail right up to your doorstep.
BY GEORGE RAYMOND STEAD
Amongst the decadent roses of Kew Gardens our leading lady shines brightly. Bloom in to summer with a wardrobe of white that is crisp, clean and undeniably chic! Whether it’s John Lennon’s infamous ‘Abbey Road’ suit or the opulent swans that inspired Giles Deacon’s spring/summer 12 collection, white has always been looked upon fondly among fashionistas. Though with praise comes a heavy helping of scrutiny as white also comes as a futile opponent to the grass stain and translucency in our renowned wet weather. But this season the truly stylish among us are looking past the impracticalities and choosing ‘whitewash’ as opposed to the plethora of prints or pretty pastels that are seen so often. A colour of elegance it manages to carefully transcend between occasions, from a floor length dress for evening to tailored shorts perfect for a warm summers day. But unlike the many trends that we intricately squeeze in to our already overflowing wardrobes (‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ comes to mind) it also provides a clean work wear aspect. Providing your boss isn’t a dictator of black suited clones a sleek white jumpsuit and structured blazer makes an undeniably alluring combination; faultless for the boardroom and evening drinks. It’s this chameleon effect that makes clothes so irresistible in our current economic recession, assuming you’re not an ambassador of the “keep the tag on” return policy we lust after items that can be worn on multiple occasions. Don’t be scared to pair a simplistic white shirt with your favourite jeans, favourite skirt and favourite jumper; ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ is no longer just for kids and the average cinema buff (with a high disposable income…).
Chanel lead the porcelain parade at the spring/ summer shows with a series of classic skirt suits and china white skinny jeans, accessorised with a pearlised shell clutch that was just the right amount of ‘quirk’. Fear not if your bank balance quivers at the thought of highly priced designer offerings because the British high street has once again replicated some beautiful pieces as displayed in our stunningly soft editorial. And what better place to display these designs than amongst the vivid hues of Kew Gardens? Topshop’s floral mesh maxi dress fits beautifully with the ethereal scenery, connoting echoes of Baz Luhrmann’s star crossed Juliet as she awaits her Romeo in pleats and angel wings. But those opting for a less virginal approach may prefer a lace bralet with Zara’s clean cut satin shorts, after all if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Psychologists claim ‘white’ has connotations of purity, virginity and innocence, hence why traditional brides opt for it as their colour of choice. Asian countries, however, believe ‘white’ has implications of death and therefore wear it to funerals as a symbol of mourning. But with so many options this season it’s definitely a colour of versatility, one that exudes sheer beauty and glamour for the Summer season ahead. And if you’re feeling truly Summery accent with a floral headband. Whether it’s an azalea, lily or chain of daisy’s, ‘Stay Gold Vintage’s’ handmade artificial flower crowns look fresh but won’t ever wilt. Feeling somewhat of a ‘style jacker’? Don’t worry, we won’t tell Lana Del Rey if you don’t.
BY GEORGE RAYMOND STEAD
Sheer vest, Topshop. Floral headband, Stay Gold Vintage. Photography, Dagmara Reczka Styling, George Stead and Christine Yeo
This page and opposite: Floral mesh maxi dress, Topshop. Floral headband, Stay Gold Vintage. Ring, modelâ€™s own.
This page and opposite: Silk Jumpsuit, Zara. Cotton Blazer, Cos. Shoes, Aldo. Floral hairclip, Stay Gold Vintage.
Sheer Vest and Bralet, Topshop. Satin Shorts, Zara. Floral Headband, Stay Gold Vintage.
Sheer Top, Zara. Bralet, Topshop. Chiffon Pleated Trousers, Cos. Shoes, Aldo. Floral Headband, Stay Gold Vintage.
BY MICHAEL SARAIS With countless cloned cars being produced every year it’s no shock that the modern man is desperately searching for something new. This season embrace the old with a thoroughly retro ride; John Travolta, eat your heart out! Lord Rootes once said: “No other man-made device since the shields and lances of ancient knights fulfills a man’s ego like an automobile.” Men have always adored cars since their first debut in the early years of 1900 and have, subsequently, upgraded and lusted for newer and faster vehicles. Driving the shiniest and most powerful car, had become many men’s prerogative, and for decades, this would give them status quo and help them satisfy their egos. The car business had grown exponentially, with people constantly trading their old wagons for much more pleasant and appealing ones. Those so-called “old bangers” have, in the meantime, gained value and allure by being much more unusual and rare. With a rediscovered sense of nostalgia of the 20th century, things have now dramatically changed, with vintage becoming the new “new”, people obsess over old Aston Martins and Mustangs and don’t hesitate to pay huge ciphers to be able to possess a piece of past. Looking back at past eras isn’t a new trend, though, and fashion is one clear demonstration. Constantly inspired from previous decades, labels like Prada, have this year succumbed to a vast fascination for motors. If feet are our most used vehicle, no one made it more obvious than Miuccia Prada: wings, tailfins and flames on high heels and stilettos complete a look meticulously inspired by classic 50’s
cars. This peculiar collection also includes dresses and bags decorated with burning flames and rolling dice, taking your love for vintage cars to a whole new level. Motor fever has also hit the men’s department at Prada’s mad house (although in a much more subtle way). Going for a retro vibe influenced by James Dean, Prada’s male models galloped the runway sporting short-sleeved shirts adorned with cartoon-like vintage car prints. Looking oldfashioned with a chic twist is the way to go to rock the Prada 2012 look, but if high fashion isn’t your cup of tea, Topman rapidly jumped onto the idea and presented a similarly retro inspired collection of printed shirts. But no one can do better vintage than vintage stores themselves, so why not check some out on your way to the Haslemere Classic Car Show & Tour in Surrey? With summer approaching, more and more classic car events become quite an attractive and fun activity, shareable with fellow car enthusiasts or with family, there’s no excuse for missing a chance to see these rarities. A full calendar of the events can be found at www.motoringevents.net. For those so passionate that can’t settle with just touching and taking photographs of these beauties, there’s the option of driving your favourite 1959 Jaguar or a 1973 Rolls Royce and many others after
becoming a member of the Classic Car Club. Based in London, this exclusive club promises to enhance and raise you to “new, untold levels of driving pleasure”. Easily organised in a point-based system grid, each member can say arrivederci to their dull modern car and say hello to a much classier ride. Particularly indicated for those that are now chained to a safer and more versatile family car, the Classic
Car Club allows its members to take a break from monotony and temporarily drive their dream cars. With membership packages starting from £1555, nothing can complete the vintage car look more than a 1977 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera. A bit pricey? Well, those Prada flame-heels your wives wont be able to live without, will no doubt cost just as much.
Speed Demon: Iconic James Dean was renowned for fusing his love of both fashion and cars to create that infamous “Tough guy” image.
E levated Elegance BY DAGMARA RECZKA
This Summer all eyes look to Britain. And in celebration of our country’s dedication to fashion The V&A unveils it’s latest exhibition; “Ballgown: 50 years of British Glamour”, a dazzling display of couture creations This summer gives us certainly more than one opportunity to feel the pride of being British. But what if the last tasty bites of street party leftovers were eaten weeks ago and the word beginning with “O” brings the average Londoner nothing more than imagery of busy streets and crowded tube stations to mind? In this situation, the best solution is to enjoy our national heritage in a much cosier and quiet environment - and what makes a better hide away from reality than thick museum walls? In one of the short clips promoting the V&A’s answer to the summer full of events - the “Ballgown: 50 years of British Glamour” exhibition - The Queen Mother is a spectator in a one of a kind, private fashion show. The top ten British designers and a collection of the most famous models (or “mannequins” as they used to be called not so long ago) present the finest creations of British haute couture to the Royal Family. Among the presented gowns there is Norman Hartnell’s “Flowers in a Field”, embroidered with poppies, daises and cornflowers and “Pastique” - a dress in the colours of orange, flame and burgundy designed by Hardy Aimes. As the voiceover tells those who didn’t have an opportunity to take a part in the royal presentation, “grace” and “sophistication” were the two words that could be used to describe the Top
Ten’s show. In another video there is an exclusive fashion show held at Highclere castle, of which used to be the seat of the Bishop of Winchester until the 12th century. Eight centuries later, Norman Hartnell used it to show the public his Autumn/Winter gowns such as “Damask Rose” (a black tulle evening dress), “Juno” (white embroidered jersey evening gown) and ‘Queen of the Quorn’ (an evening dress in ginger chiffon). The resident of the castle, Earl of Carnarvon and his invited guests seemed to admire each of the one of a kind, intricately designed garments. “It’s quite nice to look back at that time where it’s a little bit more formal than it is today”, says hip, London-based designer Mary Katrantzou in a film made by the Victoria&Albert Museum’s team . The feeling of nostalgia is what seems to be a vital theme across the entire exhibition where contrasting projects of contemporary designers such as Erdem or Alexander McQueen are displayed next to the royal ball gowns designed for Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Diana. As David Sassoon, possibly the only designer around today who has dressed every female member of the royal family except the Queen, points out, the number of people willing to pay a small fortune for a custom gown made strictly for themselves is constantly decreasing and more and more clients tend to borrow dresses rather than buy >
â€œContrasting projects of contemporary designers such as Erdem or Alexander McQueen are displayed next to the royal ball gowns designed for Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Diana.â€?
Elegant to Avant-garde: Norman Hartnell and Gareth Pugh are just two of the many designers featured in the V&A’s exquisite exhibition. them. As a result, an average haute couture designer simply can’t afford to be as extravagant and creative with all sorts of different cuts and fabrics as they could in the years regarded as the couture golden era – 1950s and 1960s. However, some of them managed to find a balance between letting their imagination run completely wild and at the same time being able to sell their projects. The V&A made sure that their true craftmanship isn’t missed by creating a unique dialogue with designs over 50 years old that show when it comes to creativity, human genius knows no boundaries.
Harrods are soon to open a special pop-up boutique in honour of the exhibition, with gowns by Marchesa, Roberto Cavalli, Nina Ricci, Elie Saab and other international fashion names. And with the series of lectures and workshops taking place in the museum, it seems like the Victoria&Albert’s exhibition was exactly what a culture-loving Londoner was waiting for – a subtle and beautiful way of showing that when it comes to clothing, Great Britain has much more to offer than Topshop and that the excitement of the summer celebrations isn’t only caused by those running the 100 metres.
“Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950” runs till January 2013 in the Fashion Galleries of Victoria&Albert Museum. Tickets: £10 full, £7 concession For more information visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/
BY LYNNLY ANN NG-OLSEN
We’re told not to judge a book by its cover but this year the interior is just as, and in some cases even more so, important than the exterior. Patriotic vigor is at an all time high in 2012 for Britain; Not only are we celebrating the Queen’s diamond Jubilee and hosting the Olympic Games this year, we will also be witnessing the launch of Britain’s very first Great British Furniture Month that will take place annually in June. This news is very positive and necessary for the British furniture industry. Interior decoration is so important in our lives, especially in today’s stressful world of errands along fast-paced streets and timeconsuming careers, home and its decor play an essential part in recovering peace and tranquillity. Furniture does have a high consumption rate in UK, however it is not widely known that in the past few decades of globalisation, British furniture manufacturers have been on a steady decline. Lately retail companies have increasingly succumbed to sourcing their merchandise at lower costs overseas
because of economic pressure. With so little demand locally, British products and production have unfortunately been slowly phasing out. In light of this, the British Furniture Manufacturer’s Association has organised the Great British Furniture Month to promote awareness of quality British-made furniture to consumers and retailers alike. The month-long campaign is strategically taking place during the festivities of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and just before the Olympics to capitalise on the patriotic season and garner local support. Word on the campaign has spread all over the country in the past few months, and well over 150 retail stores all over the UK – House of Fraser and British Home Stores to name a few – have jumped on board to promote it both in-store and online.
So far, the organisers have reached their minimum participation of 100 retail stores. This does not come as a surprise to the industry as the only participation requirement is that retailers stock at least 5 suppliers from the list supporting this pro-British campaign. The number of British manufacturers involved, including Ashwood, Derwent, Vale Upholstery and Westbridge, is still growing everyday. A passionate supporter of the Great British Furniture Month is online company for all things interior and furniture, InteriorsUK. The website has spent the past couple of years promoting everything the campaign is about. An expert editorial team updates this expanding news portal weekly; the fast overturn of articles is slowly reviving the industry of local designers and manufacturers in a modern space. The enthusiasm of InteriorsUK has impressed many insiders, and is a successful pioneer in mixing social media and the industry, especially with over a million hits in 2011 alone. Even with British designers losing their popularity in the business, there are still many determined, young and burgeoning furniture designers fighting to get noticed. InteriorsUK looks out for and sup-
ports young British talent, they even dedicate exhibition spaces during buying season for finalists from the prestigious New Design Britain Awards, giving these fresh faces a goal to work towards and look forward to. InteriorsUK has given the industry a definitive platform to share information and keep each other up to date with trends, collections and shows in the world of furniture design. Being an open site, they are not at all exclusive to people in the industry, and in fact, target a lot of their content towards interested consumers and collectors. Soon on their site, InteriorsUK intend on launching a community zone that will act as a forum to build connections, network, and give independent designers or companies a space to promote themselves. With events like the Great British Furniture Month, and companies such as British Furniture Manufacturerâ€™s Association and InteriorsUK being fully committed to advocating the continuing availability of British products, local Furniture designers and productions are in the middle of encouraging times and a renaissance within the interior industry.
familytime BY DAGMARA RECZKA
Find your excuse to slow down a little and spend some time together!
Ceramics Café is the best place to be for all the creative members of the family. For as little as £2 per session plus the material cost of your chosen item (usually between £4 and £15), the café offers a unique opportunity to create your own, personalized, ceramic gifts - simply sketch your design on the item or, if you’re lacking ideas, get inspired from design books piled high (think foot and hand prints), sip your coffee and enjoy your quality craft time together! Ceramics Café, Kew Green Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM Sunday 11AM – 6PM Treat yourself this Summer and go to one of the many deliciously sounding classes held in Chiswick’s Flutterby Bakehouse – Summer Biscuit, English Country Garden or maybe classic Cupcake Decorating? It all depends on your taste and creativity! For the busy ones who still want to spend some quality time together there are even 3,5 hour long “decorating for busy people” classes, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Courses starting from £45. Flutterby Bakehouse, Chiswick http://www.flutterbybakehouse.co.uk
Don’t be scared by its name – Chiswick Bootcamp is an outdoor fitness group where everyone is welcome – even young mums with their babies! The sessions ,lead by professionals, are great for everyone willing to stay fit , have fun and meet new people at the same time. Those who are still unsure if they are active enough to join can always book a free trial via Chiswick Bootcamp’s website. Don’t worry, we guarantee it will be less ‘army’ than anticipated. Monthly membership: £55. Chiswick Bootcamp http://www.chiswickbootcamp.com