Page 1

MAY 2018







to our vision Welcome to the May edition of Newport Vision. Our regular readers will see that, as all good companies should, we have evolved. We have gone Square! After carrying out some market research we spied a gap in the market – namely that whilst; Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire all have luxury lifestyle magazines Newport did not. Enter Newport Vision……. We have been to Newport’s latest hot spot at The Celtic Manor, The Mulberry Bar. We had heard that it was the place to head but it exceeded even our expectations followed by a meal at Steak on Six, read on for more details.

WELCOME TO THE MAY EDITION OF NEWPORT VISION. Featured on our front cover is Newport Rugby Titan and the Head of Engagement in the WRU, Ryan Jones. We caught up with him at The Vale Hotel recently and you can read more about him and his future goals inside. We have the second part to our Wedding Supplement full of beautiful venues and suppliers in our area as well as a gifts for the happy couple and a Groom’s Lust List for your 2018/19 wedding. Although we are an independent magazine and rely on advertisements to cover our running costs each month we nonetheless dedicate pages to start-up businesses and local charities.

We have been overwhelmed with the way in which Newport has embraced our magazine and we would like to thank you for inviting us into your homes, business and communities. If you are looking to attract an aspirational audience Newport Vision is the place for you. We print 15,000 copies of this magazine as well as our online presence. Contact us on 01633 771777 or visit Lela & Emma The Left Hand & The Right Hand

We have evolved and gone square Advertise with us Newport vision: 01633 771 777 e-mail: We’re social! Follow us on


12 18 26 29 30 32 36 40

Food Review The Mulberry Bar and Steak on Six



Interview Ryan Jones Wedding Supplement Part 2


Timeless Ashley Smith Celebrity Jeweller Superyacht for Hire


Walk on the Wild Side Nordic Walking


Travel Review London Waterloo H10 International Convention Centre Wales Interior Inspiration Back to Brass


18 26





32 36

WE 





1 to 1 Accountancy Services Ltd Venta House, 9A Port Road, Newport, NP20 2NS 01633 250530

1 to 1

DO YOU WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY? Now is the time to think about your CIS tax refund for the year ended 5th April 2018. Collect your CIS vouchers and details of your income and expenses for the period 6th April 2017 to 5th April 2018 and send them to us as soon as 5th April 2018 has passed.




Trecco Bay Holiday Park Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, CF36 5PW



We began the evening in the new Mulberry Bar, a perfect stop off for a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of champagne. 08 NEWPORT VISION MAY 2018

Mulberry Bar We began the evening in the new Mulberry Bar, whether it’s an exclusive stop off for a pre-dinner cocktail, the perfect spot for an evening hideaway, or the excuse you needed for a glass of champagne, look no further than the sumptuous surroundings of the Mulberry Bar. Hidden away behind discreet glass doors, the décor is plush, the lighting is low and the atmosphere is decadent with plenty of champagne and gin to go around. We were greeted at the door by Alex who waited on us most of the evening. His knowledge of the drinks he was serving, everything from gin, champagne to whiskey and wine, and suggestions on what we might drink based on very little detail were beyond impressive. The glamourous pods for groups of up to sixteen were intimate without being isolated with plenty of room for a group to relax and enjoy the surrounding areas. There is a strict dress code, as well there should be. I’m not going to put my best on for a night with friends or a rare date night for someone to turn up in shorts and a hoodie. The theme throughout the bar and the resort for that matter is one of glamour and a 5* experience. Our evening was delightful, spoiled by the staff, not because we were the owners of a magazine but simply as guests. It was refreshing to be

met with such dedicated and knowledgeable staff that clearly take great pride in their work. The Signature Lounge The Signature lounge which is available exclusively to guests staying in the resort’s Signature Suites on the sixth floor. Here we were taken through the resort’s dining options that evening. The Signature Lounge is a bright and open room with floor to ceiling windows giving fantastic views over the Coldra Woods, and where Signature guests can enjoy unlimited free tea and coffee, newspapers and an adults-only space in which to relax. Next, it was the turn of restaurant Steak On Six, which opened in December 2015. With 70 covers, the Celtic Manor team’s aim was to create a restaurant with an upmarket feel, and the decor is certainly a talking point: think cowhide on the door and chairs, plenty of cow prints on the walls, and a fantastic mirror adorned with cow horns. Although such decor has the potential to be tacky, it’s been done well.

Steak On Six serves steaks originating from all over the British Isles, and was awarded two AA rosettes the week before our visit. I love the attention to detail too, from the variety of different steak knives from which diners can choose, to the selection of Welsh salts available on each table to accompany your meal. For our Starter we tried an authentic Iberian ham, Cerdo de Campo, which had been matured for up to three years and which was hand carved at our table before we transferred our attention to the Pan Fried Scallops with Braised Pork which were perfectly cooked and accompanied by a wonderful carrot puree. Given our location the Main Courses were always going to feature its namesake and so we sampled the exquisite Irish Beef Fillet and the Steak on Six Mixed Grill which is served with a half lobster seasoned with garlic butter and fresh herbs. Our meals were perfectly rounded off by a White Chocolate and Banana Panna Cotta and a selection of Welsh

cheeses served with oat crackers, chutney and fruits to cleanse the palate. For a woman that considers herself a steak connoisseur I can say without question this was one of the best steaks I have ever been served so much so the Head chef was called to the table to be offered the job as private chef at the Newport Vision headquarters, he politely refused but was extremely grateful for praise and clearly very proud of the dishes that left his kitchen. The service faultless, some could say 5* but honestly what else did we expect.


BOUNTY OVERNIGHT OATS JOE'S BOUNTY OVERNIGHT OATS IS A PERFECT SWEET TREAT FOR YOUR POST-WORKOUT CRAVINGS List Of Ingredients: Banana, roughly broken; 250ml almond milk; 100ml coconut milk; 30g chocolate protein powder; 1 tbsp cocoa powder; 100g rolled oats To Serve: 1 tsp chia seeds (optional); 2 tsp desiccated coconut; Handful of blackberries

Method: 1.Blend the banana, almond and coconut milks, protein powder and cocoa in a blender until smooth. 2. Pour into a container and stir through the oats. Cover with a lid and place in the fridge for eight hours or overnight. 3. In the morning, transfer the oats into a bowl, loosening them with 2 tbsp water if the texture is thicker than you would like. 4. Decorate with chia seeds (if using), desiccated coconut and blackberries. Serve immediately. Serves: 1

The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts by Joe Wicks Published by Pan Macmillian.


We sat down with the hugely respected former back-row forward who enjoyed a successful playing career with the Ospreys, winning four Six Nations titles and voted British and Irish Lions Player of the Series. Ryan, now that you are involved with rugby at a grassroots level. What have you taken from your own experiences? I firmly believe that sport is a fantastic vehicle for social good. Rugby has treated me and my family wonderfully and I am a product of that grassroots environment.

I then spent 14 years playing the game for a living which, whilst it is about as far removed from the community game as you can get, it made me realise just how important the game is both in Wales and across the globe. Do you have a specific approach when it comes to encouraging children to take up the sport? We are currently working with one of our partners who is developing a means of delivering the school curriculum through the medium of rugby and this will include both digital and physical literacy elements.

In my youth I played a lot of tennis, which was my first passion, before I took up football and then rugby, perhaps later than most, at Bassaleg School.

In the lead up to the World Cup next year we will focus on the history and culture of some of the teams who will be competing and we will be working with the Japanese Rugby Union with some legacy events.

I joined Risca Rugby Club then Newport RFC because Risca didn’t have a youth team at the time. I played at university during what was a great period of my life in which rugby was the constant thread.

My view is that we have an obligation to get children to be as active as they can be, whatever sport they are involved with, by offering the most flexible and inclusive format that we can.


You seem to be on a serious fitness mission yourself at the moment? Maybe -although it could just be the case of a middle aged man having a crisis! When I retired in May 2015, and after all of the emotion and sadness had passed at having to give up playing, I began to look upon it positively as a new chapter in my life. I had always enjoyed getting out on the bike and, due to the nature of my personality, so I set my sights high from the outset. However, bearing in mind that I had undergone a number of major shoulder and knee operations during my career, I had a chat with my consultant who told me that my plans were a bit optimistic!


That was all the motivation that I needed. and I ended up doing an Ultra Marathon the following February, running from Brecon to Cardiff, and later in the year I cycled from Pembroke to Bordeaux in time for Euro 2016 with The Prince’s Trust. What is the next challenge for you. I will be taking part in the first ever Newport Marathon. It is my home marathon on a flat course and the timing of the event sits perfectly with my training calendar. Being an international sportsman and Captain of your club and national team you must have had some amazing experiences.

A successful playing career with the Ospreys, winning four Six Nations titles with Wales and voted British and Irish Lions Player of the Series 2009.


What stands out for you? Rugby introduced me to a world that I would never have known existed. I have travelled the world in First Class, stayed in amazing hotels, enjoyed the best food and wine, attended major sporting events, met royalty and I have even had VIP access at the Brit Awards! Aside from that, there have also been some more personal moments such as being able to celebrate winning the 2012 Grand Slam on the pitch at the Millennium Stadium (as it was then) with my son and my Dad. Now that you are more involved in the business world do you find that your sports career is a good or bad thing? I enjoy people’s company and it is part of my character to be sociable. Whether you are talking to a guy in the street or the Chief Executive of a company, I firmly believe that you have to be true to your values and so I try to make sure that I always give the best account of myself because, whilst it is a bit of a welltrodden cliché and whilst my rugby career is sometimes a welcome ice-breaker, ultimately people do business with people. What is your favourite country in the world? Good question. I love Mallorca as I have some really fond family memories of the place. New Zealand has got it all. I am a big fan of Australia, America and I love Canada.


Of course, I have spent so much time travelling around Wales recently that it has reminded me just how genuinely beautiful the country is particularly the Snowdonia National Park, the Gower (keep an eye out for my latest venture, ‘Gower Ice Cream’ this month) and the Pembrokeshire coast which are all absolutely breathtaking.

Private Client

At Howells we offer sympathetic and appropriate advice to help you put your affairs in order. - Estate Planning and Wills - Living Wills and End of Life Decision Making - Probate and Estate Administration - Rights of Carers and their Loved Ones - Personal Injury Trusts

- Lasting Powers of Attorney - Court of Protection - Preservation of Assets - Tax Planning and Trusts - Probate and Trust Disputes

Tel: 01633 227960

CARDIFF 029 2040 4020 Hallinans House, 22 Newport Road, CF24 0TD

SWANSEA 01792 410016 4 Langdon House, Langdon Road, SA1 4AQ

CAERPHILLY 029 2086 7111 72/74 Cardiff Road, CF83 1JQ

TALBOT GREEN 01443 230411 85 Talbot Road, CF72 8AE

NEWPORT 01633 227960 29 Bridge Street, NP20 4BG

BRIDGEND 01656 477477 1 Court Road, CF31 1BE


During the summer my skin completely changes and goes from being combination/ normal to super oily. My biggest concern is keeping my makeup on and not having it slide off my face after a few hours! Skincare really makes a difference when it comes to having flawless looking makeup. My favourite skincare product at the moment is the Glow Tonic by Pixi Beauty, I use it religiously morning and night. I’ve noticed a huge difference in the overall texture of my skin; my pores appear smaller and my makeup applies much more smoothly when I use it. When it comes to making my foundation last, I swear by the Fenty Beauty Pro Matte Filter Primer. It is lightweight and oil-controlling, and doesn’t clog my pores. My go-to foundation for summer is the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. It gives your skin the most beautiful glow, but without being too shiny. Nobody wants to look like they’ve dipped their face in olive oil half way through the day!

With a medium to full coverage and 8 hour wear, I find myself reaching for this foundation more than any others I own. Once I have finished applying my makeup, I set everything with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. It’s like hairspray for your face – and makes your makeup last forever! I also like to set my makeup with the Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder. It’s super light-weight, silky, and never looks cakey. When I think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is glowing, highlighted skin. My go-to product for getting a summer glow is the Iconic

London Illuminating Drops. They come in a range of colours suitable for all skin tones, and are such a versatile product to have in your makeup bag. You can mix a few drops in with foundation for a dewy look, or use them on top of your makeup as a liquid highlight. The formula is almost like a dry oil, it won’t separate makeup underneath but stays looking glowy all day. I love mixing a few drops into my body moisturiser and applying to my décolletage and legs for a night out. The shimmer in these drops look gorgeous on the skin!

Plan your perfect wedding with our fantastic local suppliers Part 2




A delicate combination of lilac and sunshine yellow in wildflower hues is the perfect choice for a romantic countryside wedding.

Cefn Tilla Court is a privately owned Grade II* listed country estate located 4 miles from the picturesque village of Usk in Monmouthshire. Situated in 128 acres of rustic woodland,exquisite gardens and rolling fields, Cefn Tilla Court offers two locations to host the most exclusive weddings: the Great Hall and a well-appointed luxury marquee. With the variety of scenery on the estate, your wedding is guaranteed to be as unique as you are. Find out more about our venue at We also offer you beautiful holiday cottages,clay pigeon shooting and glamping hut experiences. Llandenny, Usk Monmouthshire NP15 1DG 01291 672 595

Cefn Tilla Court for a wedding as unique as you are.


Specialising in organising weddings for busy professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners. I help those who simply don’t have enough hours in the day. Contact me today to arrange your complimentary consultation. 07773792611


HAPPY COUPLE Inspirational gifts for the couple who have everything.

J by Jasper Conran Grey Supima cotton 500 thread count duvet cover Debenhams £55.50 - £78.75

Isommelier - Ifavine isommelier small unit black Selfridges £349.00

Royal Albert 100 years 5-piece cup and saucer set (1950-1990) Selfridges £200.00

Buyagift The View from The Shard with 3 Course Michelin Dining and Bubbles Gift Experience for 2 Debenhams £99.00

Tom Dixon Plum martini glasses set of two Selfridges £80.00

Wedgwood Cornucopia range Selfridges from £29.00 Le Creuset - Marine cast iron 'Signature' 24cm round casserole Debenhams £167.20

RSVP My Invite is a website set up to help you

manage your guest list in one easy place for that special occasion! You can access your dashboard via your mobile, laptop, tablet or computer! Create your own webpage for your guests to log on and RSVP online and we have designed RSVP My Invite to work effortlessly with any traditional paper or digital invitation. Just add the created URL to your RSVP card or digital invite and away you go! Sign up is absolutely free and you’ll receive 50 free RSVPs! But fear not, if your list tips over the 50 scale, you can upgrade to our Premium Package at just £20 and receive unlimited RSVPs. There are online organisation tools to assist; seating plan tool, upload/download guest list, customise questions/menu options on your RSVP, e-mail alerts, sub events and much more! Visit for more details.

Company Registration No. 10603054

SCARLET Scarlet is an experienced wedding singer with a distinct jazzy vibe.

Fall in Love with Celtic Manor

Book your exclusive venue tour with us and receive a complimentary glass of prosecco! Call our Wedding Coordinators on 01633 410 710 and quote ‘Celtic Weddings’ to arrange your appointment.

Bringing the old and the new together, Scarlet has a large repertoire but is willing to take requests within reason. tel: 07702280040 email: sthomasperry@

We are an established bridal boutique business with more than 30 years experience. We stock fabulous designer labels and also have a label exclusively for Do You Believe designed by the owner Helen Thomas-Powell. We also have a large bridesmaid and prom collection. Customer service is paramount and we offer a full alteration service along with bespoke accessories. 121 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4ED T: 01633266348 E: W:

tel: 01633 678 888 mob: 07756 251 074 If your wedding is more Punk than Pomp, more Cocktails than Fairytales, more Raving than Shaving, more Juxtaposition than Tradition then Owen Mathias may just be your man. It will be an occasion special enough to make you want to save it forever, so why settle for dull photos?� 07990828196 02921155268

Sweetylicious - all things sweety 07756251074 or 01633678888


Royal Doulton Set of 5 tumblers and decanter

LUST LIST Gifts for the man in your life, on your special day. Aspinal of London Double leather hip flask

DOM PERIGNON Vintage champagne 750ml

Givenchy Logo Slides

Mulberry Postman's Lock Wash Bag

Derek Rose Bail Silk Pyjama Set

Skagen Hagen Connected Steel-Mesh Hybrid Smartwatch

Newport’s Celebrity Jeweller Let’s be brutally honest: in this world, looks matter.

Just as a beautiful woman or handsome well-dressed gentleman is more likely to draw your gaze than an unattractive one, and just as a prestigious brand is held in high esteem on the market, in the social sphere, luxury timepieces are widely respected and easily recognised by people who appreciate details and luxury. While flashy cars and over-priced champagne might scream a recent payday, luxury timepieces have come to epitomise wealth with an understated confidence that has nothing to prove. Most of us will select our luxury watches from a local store, however, the rich and famous in the UK, for some time now, have been opting for a more bespoke service. With luxury watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Backes & Strauss and Cartier, we are not only looking for a beautiful timepiece to show off as a subtle display of wealth, but also as an investment. 26 NEWPORT VISION MAY 2018

So, when spending anything between £10,000 and £200,000, it is no wonder we are looking for an expert to advise us on our luxury purchases. Ashley Smith of Timeless Watches has become the go-to guy for advice on which watch to buy and why. With over 15 years experience in new and pre-owned luxury watches Ashley specialises in bling like no other. He is now so well known in the industry that he is trusted by celebrities all over the UK to supply them with the best timepieces available.

Ashley’s passion for timepieces started when he was just 15 years old. He invested in a pocket watch for £150 and the rest, as they say, is history. He spent the next 10 years learning everything there was to know about these beautiful timekeeping instruments. Famous watchmaking companies like Audermars Piguet employ master horologists to put together their signature timepieces in their state-of-the-art Swiss facilities, where standards of craftsmanship are kept remarkably high. For instance, Patek Philippe’s timepieces are so intricate that they typically take between 10 months (for basic models) and 2 years (for extremely complex models) to be manufactured. Watchmaking truly is a work of art. This top-tier level of quality, in craftsmanship as well as material, ensures that luxury watches are able to reliably keep the time – often for decades or more – with only minor tune-ups being necessary every five years or so.

Ashley stocks only the very best pieces but likes to offer his clients a wide variety too. He offers Rolex, Cartier, Hublot, Patek Phillipe, Audermars Piguet, Breitling, Backes & Strauss and more. Ashley’s client list now runs to the hundreds with him supplying some of the UK’s most famous celebrities including premiere league footballers, professional boxers, singers, actors and actresses. They have come to trust not only Ashley’s discretion and professionalism but have found his service and knowledge to be simply unrivalled within the industry. Ashley has established such a strong client base that he has an office in Cardiff City FC grounds, one in Hatten Garden in London and one in Milan which he flies out to almost every week. One need only look at gold’s meteoric rise in value over the past decade to be reminded of the potential long-term value of jewellery pieces composed of

such precious metals. The skilled craftsmanship that is behind these pieces and the inherent value of the precious metals that go into them ensure incomparable durability, precision and retained value. The wearers of luxury timepieces are those who may quietly sport possessions that are synonymous with refined wealth, yet whose success remains tastefully understated thanks to a true sense of class. So he has singlehandedly built a successful business and although when asked he says the one luxury that he would really like, would be to spend more time with his partner, Kate Milne and their two beautiful children, he shows no sign of slowing down just yet. This summer brings a new venture for Ashley and a celebrity business partner, which you’ll be able to read about in an upcoming feature, but until then, Ashley is a true believer that everyone deserves at least one beautiful timepiece in their lifetime and so Timeless Watches is exclusively offering Newport Vision readers 10% off any of his stocked watches and as Timeless Watches are FSA approved he will also offer our readers 0% Finance.

Ashley is a true believer that everyone deserves at least one beautiful timepiece in their lifetime For more information contact Ashley Smith at: TIMELESS WATCHES UK 07792148490



Fed up of traipsing in and out of estate agents and attending house viewings that leave you feeling as though you’ll never find your perfect home? Then self-build could be the best option for you! Each year more and more people are deciding to build their own home, proving self-build is becoming a more feasible and manageable option for many. Newport Vision spoke to Phil Smith of PJ Construction, builders who have specialised for 35 years in self-builds to find out why now is the perfect time to really make your home your own. More Support The Government has come up with many new initiatives to make it easier and more achievable for people to self-build. 10% off to Newport Vision Readers Contact 07974000450

A House to suit your lifestyle When looking to buy a new home, the list of requirements is usually long and normally non-negotiable for purchasers. With a self-build you can design the house of your dreams alongside an architect and be part of a house creation that suits your lifestyle seamlessly. Location Location Location Although you must make sure when buying a plot that you will be granted planning permission for the house design of your choosing, with the self-build freedom, your surroundings could be equally as beautiful as your new home, which may be less possible when buying a ready built home. Satisfaction Guaranteed When designing your own home it becomes unique. You can build a better quality, more energy efficient home. Your home, will suit your specific needs - it is designed exclusively for you. Your completed build will also give you a great sense of achievement and satisfaction which you may not feel when just buying a pre-built house on the market. You get to watch your own ideas come to life when self-building which will give you a great sense of pride when the build is complete. Phil and his team will literally build your home from the ground up, and they don’t stop there. They will fit the most beautiful kitchens and bathrooms to your specifications and to the highest standard. Start your self-build journey now and your dream home can become more of a reality.

SUPERYACHT FOR HIRE IN OZ As a leading Australian brokerage house and MYBA accredited, Ocean Alliance was selected as the Central Agent for ONEWORLD and will be undertaking the yacht’s world debut at the upcoming, Australian Superyacht Rendezvous (ASR). “ONEWORLD has generous deck space for experiencing the Australian environment; her foredeck is particularly appealing. Meanwhile, the interior is contemporary and stylish revealing both the Owner’s and charterers’ tastes.

Ocean Alliance has launched the 31.5 metre superyacht, M/Y ONEWORLD, onto the charter market. Having arrived in March 2018 to Australia directly from the shipyard, the Owner and Ocean Alliance have wasted no time in making her available for charters on Australia’s east coast. Part of the Majesty 100 range, this is the second Gulf Craft which has been built to Australian survey standards for the express purpose of charter, reflecting the increasing interest in and importance of the Australian charter market.

Furthermore, her crew have been hand selected from Europe to operate the yacht to those exacting standards. This is why we are sure ONEWORLD will be a very popular charter yacht in Australia,” explained Mr Joachim Howard, Managing Director of Ocean Alliance. After exhibiting at ASR on the Gold Coast from the 20 to 22nd April, ONEWORLD will return to her homeport of Sydney before heading north to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef from August to November for the prime charter season. “It is great to be home. After spending 15 years captaining charter yachts between the

Mediterranean and Australia, I am excited to be permanently back in Australia and have the opportunity to take charter guests to some of my favourite places which, to date, have not had the recognition they deserve,” stated ONEWORLD’s captain, Matthew Baily. ONEWORLD accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms – three double and two twin each with an additional Pullman bed. ONEWORLD includes a wide array of toys and tenders for the charter guest including a Funair slide, five-person jacuzzi and dive and snorkelling equipment. The Owner has selected renowned private and corporate chef, Clancy Atkinson, as the charter chef. Clancy has had considerable experience creating corporate menus for the likes of Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. His menus for ONEWORLD will combine this attention to detail with inspirations from Australian fresh produce to devise a culinary experience on par with the yacht itself. “The Australian charter market is going from strength to strength. As demand grows so does the calibre of the superyachts and the experience being offered,” continued Mr Howard. ONEWORLD is available for AUD $110,000 + APA + GST (10%) per week. For further details and availability, please contact: Ocean Alliance on call +61 (0) 405 767 869.

Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that's easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Find out about the Nordic walking technique, the health benefits and getting started.

WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE Nordic walking was originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers.

Newport Vision met up with Ed Woolley, a British Nordic Walking Instructor from Nordic Walk Newport. Nordic walking was originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. It's based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body to propel you forward as you walk. It is now a recognised way to turn a walk into a whole-body exercise that can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels. You'll be provided with Nordic walking poles (which are different to those used for trekking because of how the strap is used and the angle you plant them on the ground) and you’ll need trainers or walking shoes and appropriate clothing. When properly used, the poles take the weight off the knees and lower body joints – this makes you feel lighter on your feet. Similar to other forms of moderate activity, regular Nordic walking can lower your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and helps with stress. Nordic walking, like any other form of exercise, can also be used as part of an exercise programme to lose weight. Ed holds walks at: • Tredegar House • Fourteen Locks Canal Centre • Newport Wetlands Centre To Find out more call Ed on 07906365280






The stylish H10 London Waterloo is perfectly positioned on London’s famous Waterloo Road and ideally placed within easy reach of iconic landmarks including the London Eye, the royal surrounds of Buckingham Palace, the leafy grounds of Hyde Park, the towering Big Ben, fashionable Leicester Square and the effervescent West End, plus much more. Standing in an unbeatable location, the H10 London Waterloo offers stylish accommodation and boasts a plethora of awards from prestigious travel companies including an AA Hotel 2015 award for excellent accommodation and facilities

from Guia and a Gold Circle Award 2015 for great customer reviews from Agoda. Accommodation in a light and airy Double Room featuring elegant decor and large floor to ceiling windows with views of the bustling streets of London below, plus guests can relax in king or twin bedding with creature comforts including LCD TV, media hub with iPod and PC connection, and minibar. We stayed in a Deluxe Double Room which entitled us to receive an afternoon tea at the hotel's trendy rooftop Skybar where we enjoyed sandwiches, scones, pastries plus a selection of tasty teas. A fabulous addition.


Our Deluxe Double Room was located on the upper floors of the hotel and featured large windows that offered panoramic views of the city plus a Nespresso coffee machine, dressing gown and slippers, and courtesy newspaper in room (on request). We took advantage of all of this during our stay and were sad to say goodbye to the robe and slippers as we vacated the room. Like any reputable luxury hotel we were treated to a warm British welcome with a glass of sparkling wine or juice to enjoy on arrival. A daily buffet breakfast was served in the elegant surroundings of Three O Two Restaurant, where we enjoyed a selection traditional English breakfast items like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and baked beans, plus a variety of crumbly pastries and baked breads, cereals, seasonal fruits, cakes, cheeses and cold meats We were spoilt for choice from the hotel's Three O Two Restaurant and enjoy a three course dinner featuring a bi-weekly changing menu of Mediterranean cuisine with a Spanish twist with items such as venison carpaccio with shaved Manchego cheese, Iberian pork cheeks with Moscatel wine sauce and traditional Spanish Paella Valenciana with green beans, rabbit and chicken. Guests are welcome to use the hotel's excellent facilities including Circus Bar to enjoy a sandwich and cake,

Circus Lounge for tasty cocktails, and the hotel's Despacio Beauty Centre which offers exclusive personalised treatments plus a sauna, hydromassage shower and gym. Everything the luxury lifestyle traveller should expect. Luxury as standard.



International Convention Centre Wales The new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) will open in the summer of 2019 and provide a real beacon attracting global business events to the country. A joint venture partnership between Celtic Manor Resort and Welsh Government with a total development cost of £83.7m, ICC Wales will be capable of accommodating up to 5,000 delegates with a total floor space exceeding 26,000 square metres. The new facility will open for business in June 2019. The centre will house a 1,500 seat auditorium and separate exhibition hall which, at 4,000 square metres, will provide the largest pillar-free ballroom in Europe, capable of hosting 2,400 people for a gala dinner. Celtic Manor Resort Chairman Sir Terry Matthews said: “This International Convention Centre has been many years in the planning and I am delighted that we are now in a position to deliver this facility that will be such an asset to Wales.

The Celtic Manor Resort has already established a reputation as the UK’s No 1 Conference Hotel but this new centre will be a real game-changer.” Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates added: “This will be a major asset for Wales, enabling us to compete with any venue in the UK and indeed Europe to attract and host key events that make a huge contribution to the economy. It will place Wales firmly at the forefront of business tourism destinations and I am delighted it is being delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government.” As well as the auditorium and main hall, included in the detailed designs are five divisible meeting rooms that will create a further 12 flexible spaces, breakouts at all levels to outdoor networking spaces, state-ofthe-art technology with fully integrated audio visual facilities and fully serviced client offices, green rooms and production facilities.

A 2,500 square metre plaza will welcome visitors to the new centre and provide additional networking and exhibition space. There will be HGV loading bays direct to both the auditorium and main hall, and 700 car parking spaces will be created under the facility with direct access to the ICC Wales arrival atrium. The existing Celtic Manor Convention Centre, with its 1,500-delegate Caernarfon Suite, will continue to operate fully during construction of the new facility and its meeting rooms and amenities will complement ICC Wales when it opens. ICC Wales Contact Details: Website: T: + 44 (0)1633 410 200 Enquiries: leadtheway@


Aden + Anais set of three gold deco swaddles £42

Rockit Baby Rocker £37.33

Tiba and Marl Elwood Backpack £130

Espernay Cotbed £500


Silvercross Balmoral Pram £1600

Gucci Supreme canvas changing bag £885

Roberto Cavalli Babygrow set in gold £268

Snoo Smart Sleeper £850

Austin 7 Light Cluster Pendant, Brass ÂŁ59

BRASS IS BACK Last season was all about the rose gold and copper, this year gives us a chance to get closer to brass.

Madison Nesting Side Tables, Faux Marble Top, Brass ÂŁ149.00 Cult Living

Caprice Coffee Table £149 Dunelm Brass Tiles £16 each Not On The High Street

Mirror Cheyenne £495.00 Eichholtz

This type of metal can be used in many furniture

Soft industrial stool in antiqued brass £59.50 Trouva

or accessories pieces. For example, you can add up a brass side table, lamp or decorations to your interior. Also, a great idea would be to have furniture with some brass legs or credenza with brass handles. This home decor trend will perfectly fit your residence and give an atmosphere of a mid-century home. Modern British Design with custom fabric and its sleek polished brass brought us back the Palm Springs in the 1960s with a twist!

Bookend Globe Set of 2 £201 Eichholtz

IN NEWPORT POLO AT THE May 25th, Jun 29th, Jul 27th Comedy Shed @The Riverfront May 18th One Woman Sex and the City @The Riverfront May 20th Kolor Dash 2018 @ Tredegar Park May 27th Belle Vue Park Food and Craft Market @The Tea Rooms, Belle Vue Park June 16th Polo at The Manor 2018 @Celtic Manor Resort June 21st Les Musicals with Jonathan Ansell & Rhydian Rogers @The Riverfront June 30th The Celebrity Cup 2018 @Celtic Manor Resort

We believe that our ‘vision’ is something that is already shared by many of our city’s residents, so to be involved, whether you are a company that would like to advertise, a student that would like to write, a photographer with pictures you’d like to see published or simply have a story worth telling, get in touch and become part of Newport vision.

Newport Vision does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the quality, accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information, product or service represented within our magazine or web site. The information provided is for educational or entertainment purposes only. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in this publication. Anyone using the information provided by Newport Vision, whether medical, legal, business or other, does so at their own risk, and by using such information agrees to indemnify Newport Vision from any and all liability, loss, injury, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising from such use.

We’re social! Follow us on

Newport Vision does not endorse or recommend any article, product, service or information found within said articles. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of Newport Vision.






Newport Vision May 2018  

Newport's Only Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. A monthly publication complete with local business features, food and travel reviews, make-up and...

Newport Vision May 2018  

Newport's Only Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. A monthly publication complete with local business features, food and travel reviews, make-up and...