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utumn is my favourite time of the year: a new season heralding new opportunities. With the possibility of an Indian summer (and our fingers are still crossed since we are eternally optimistic – see page 42 for our interview with Heidi Klum for proof), our minds turn to new looks, new school years and new ideas. We’ve raided our little black book and asked the experts in their fields what to expect this season – from the style in our homes to the latest ways to care for our bodies and, of course, the catwalk (page 31). Top of our lust-list is British heritage chic. The TV schedules are also new, gearing up for winter months of great evening watching in front of the fire. And, as the nation’s favourite sitcom, Cold Feet, returns to our screens, Natalie Anglesey chats to John Thomson about getting the gang back together (page 52). We can’t wait. Orla Kiely also pops in for a chat (page 89), Matthew Carter falls in love with the Mustang all over again (page 104), and we’re inspired by the roaring ’20s as we take a peek at one of Donna Hall’s latest interior designs (page 144). Whether you’re soaking up the Indian summer sun or curled up in front of the fire, we hope you enjoy all that the new season brings.

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031 | Autumn trends As the AW16 season dawns, we bring you all the top trends 042 | In the swim of things We talk lingerie, swimwear and social media with supermodel Heidi Klum 048 | Artist at work Meet contemporary design art juggernaut Marc Newson 052 | Friends for life John Thomson on the long awaited comeback of Cold Feet 057 | The early bird Newsreader Louise Minchin talks red sofas and triathlons

072 | Watch news Stunning state-of-the-art timepieces for him and her 074 | Jewellery news A full round-up of all the latest in style and sparkle

109 | Travel news 110 | The golden gulf Perched on its own five-hectare private island, we discover the glamour and opulence of the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay 114 | Weekend away London’s endlessly swish Corinthia Hotel leaves us in awe



010 | Editor’s letter 014 | Contributors 017 | My life in Cheshire Ben Collinson is the man behind jewellery brand Fiyah 018 | Notebook This month’s local events, news and best new products 025 | Local scene All the glamour and gossip 029 | As I was saying... Melissa Porter weighs up being well groomed or iconic



063 | Art & culture news 065 | Prize lots 066 | National of the north We chat with Maxine Peake on the Royal Exchange’s 40th 068 | Taylor Talks Ruth Langford and Eamonn Holmes on love and laughter

FASHION & BEAUTY 079 | Fashion news From essential accessories to new trends, it’s all here 080 | Leather report Embrace your inner biker chick with angular tops, polo-neck jumpers and structured miniskirts 089 | Read Orla ’bout it Queen of print Orla Kiely on her new collection with Gecko Jewellery and her love of all things patterned 094 | Taking the time to care The Dental Academy in Daresbury is as unique on the inside as on the out 096 | Beauty news New treatments, products and all the latest news 098 | Well groomed Proper male grooming needs these anti-ageing serums and a power scent

MOTORING 102 | Motoring news The latest developments from the automotive world 104 | Brute force Fifty years in the making, Ford’s mighty Mustang has been worth the wait

FAMILY 118 | Kids’ news The very latest for little ones 121 | The classroom 123 | Ask the experts Our education gurus give their top tips and academic advice 129 | Flying high It’s time to get on board with Petit Bateau’s latest collection

HOMES & INTERIORS 132 | Interiors news 144 | Classic modernism Donna Mondi channels 1920s Chicago in her latest project 149 | Inner sanctum We help you create the ultimate luxury dressing room 154 | Welcome to UBER We meet Simon Evans – the man behind some of Cheshire’s most dramatic interior designs 158 | All about bulbs All our tips and tricks for a stress-free planting season 165 | Hot properties The best of Cheshire’s homes 172 | Overseas property These stunning properties will have you yearning to emigrate

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Deputy Editor Gemma Knight Editorial Director Kate Harrison Theatre Editor Natalie Anglesey Brand Consistency Laddawan Juhong Senior Designer Daniel Poole Production Hugo Wheatley Danny Lesar Alice Ford Jamie Steele Advertising Managers Kayleigh Penswick Kathryn Otto Danielle Mullen General Manager Fiona Fenwick Publisher Giles Ellwood

MELISSA PORTER Best known for her BBC prime time appearances, property developer Melissa is a self-confessed people junkie and certified coach and mentor. She hopes to bring a little fun and a lot of life to her new column As I was saying...

BETHAN REES Bethan can often be found sipping on a negroni or eating sushi rolls at the latest opening in town. She writes about all things luxury, from art to hotels, fashion to food, and is constantly seeking out the next big thing.

CRISPIN HARRIS Crispin’s role as deputy chair of national estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff gives him unparalleled access to knowledge of property trends and issues, as well as an accurate and up-to-date global view of the property industry.

PHILLIP WATERMAN Phillip has more than ten years’ experience at a wide variety of publications, including the Telegraph, and has also been involved with campaigns for Specsavers. This month, he shoots classic leather with polo-necks and miniskirts.

IAIN WARDE Iain is a self-confessed geek, having worked in computer gaming and tech magazines since the creation of Pac-Man. He is also a huge petrolhead who spends his spare time marshalling at Oulton Park and around the UK.

TIM BRADLEY Tim is an award-winning photographer based in the north west. Discovering a passion for photography from his grandfather, he is a regular on the media scene and often works with TV chef Andrew Nutter.

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“Knutsford is special because it feels like a quiet countryside town but there’s always something going on” CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: BEN COLLINSON; AN EXAMPLE OF FIYAH’S DESIGNS; MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE © MARINA J / SHUTTERSTOCK; METAL BEING CASTED; TATTON HALL IN KNUTSFORD

s a former sound engineering student and music producer, you’d be forgiven for thinking that jewellery brand founder wasn’t the most obvious of career paths for Ben Collinson – and he’d certainly agree with you. Following his time as student and producer with three years in management consultancy, studying HR management and employment law, it was only then that he developed an interest in watches and jewellery, researching the market and soon realising that there were inviting opportunities in the sector for a start-up. “Last year I started to plan the business that would become FIYAH,” Ben explains. “A play on the word fire to reflect the melting and casting of metals to make jewellery – and also a slang term for ‘good’, like saying something is hot or trending. We launched our website at the end of December, and I’ve been growing the business since then.” It’s certainly a unique brand with an unusual approach – one which, by all accounts, is already capturing the imagination of fashionistas far and wide. “It’s important for FIYAH to have some kind of meaning or story behind the pieces,” says Ben. “The roots of the brand are in spreading positive energy through fashion, which can mean different things to individual people. Our current collection has several themes to provide various personalities with something that’s positive to them – for example, a lot of people feel a spiritual connection with our Plume pieces, which are all silver feathers, and other people have a positive association with the symbolism of our alchemical pendants, which represent the elements of earth, fire and water. The aim is for our pieces to give the people wearing them a sense of confidence and power, and from talking to our customers, I think we’ve achieved that. For the symbolism of the next collection I’ve been playing with the idea of creating a narrative with concepts that people can connect to the stories of their lives.” With Cheshire’s ever-growing army of young entrepreneurs in mind, it should come as no surprise that Ben is a local, growing up in Worsley and spending a lot of time in Manchester getting into the music and fashion scenes. “My Dad moved to Cheshire a few years ago and has settled in Knutsford, which is a lovely place,” Ben explains. “I was renting in Salford earlier this year to focus on the business, so I’ve been spending much more time in Knutsford. It’s special to me because it feels like a quiet countryside town but there’s always something going on and it’s only a short drive away from Manchester. I love the architecture, the town centre is beautiful and there are so many different styles of building around. I like the food and drinks at Piccolino and it’s a good spot to meet people with the best atmosphere, and the Makers Markets in Cheshire are great places to shop for unique local products.” ( 17


Weddings may have been the focus of our last issue but, ever the romantics, we had to mention the very first Cheshire Wedding Fayre. Perfect for the entire bridal party and family friendly, the event promises to offer over 70 of the most luxurious and unique specialists across the north west to share their advice and inspiration for the perfect day. Sunday 9 October, The Cheshire County Sports Club, free (


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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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he annual Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular, which heralds the start of the Christmas countdown for many, is back this year, sponsored by Boodles and with the return of Piccolino’s Champagne Bar. The established event has chosen The Joshua Tree, a local charity supporting families affected by childhood cancer. This year, there will be over 70 handpicked stalls to get your Christmas shopping started or at least your Christmas list! And the entire cost of your ticket along with 10 per cent of everything you spend will go towards The Joshua Tree. Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular, Tuesday 8 November, 6-10pm (£15) and Wednesday 9 November, 9:30am to 5pm (£7.50) (0161 6100170;

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here are times when only a really good burger will do. And on a wet summer Saturday after a day moving furniture and decorating, this was our mission. Following a recommendation from a friend we headed to Mustard in Sale. Owned by Jane and Gavin Gosnell, who were responsible for the launch of the successful Oca at Sale Waterside ten years ago, this concept is a little different. An American diner and bar without an ounce of retro styling. With industrial interiors inspired by New York’s Soho and Greenwich Village, it was buzzing as we entered. Cocktails being served at the bar, tables filled with families and couples, and a host of burger creations landing on the tables. The menu promised to capture the unique concept of New York food: classic, modern and influenced by the world... The menu is simple. Choose from burgers, chicken, sides and drinks. I had already decided that a milkshake was in order – nothing beats a proper, thick American milkshake (in my humble opinion) and, after the day which preceded, I thought I deserved one. Having said that, I was immediate distracted by the cocktails. My husband chose quickly from the craft beer menu (£4). Our waitress spent a good five

minutes discussing cocktail options, from classics to specials, before I decided on a gin and ever-so American, childhood memoryinducing, cream soda coupe with a splash of gin (£7). Thank you for your patience. But we were here on the promise of good, honest burgers. There are steak burgers, chilli burgers and rare roast beef, but we decided on the Chicken, Guac & Bacon (£9) and Cuban Pork (£8.50). And, with accompanying sides of Buffalo Chicken Wings (£5.50), Cheese Nachos (£3) and Cheeseburger Fries (£5) – we were treated to a veritable feast! We also thought about the Tempura Bacon with Marmite Aioli (£4), proper comfort food; maybe next time. Towering in the centre of our plates, the burgers arrived swiftly. Succulent crispy fried chicken, proper chunky homemade guacamole, pickles, cheese, crispy bacon and lime lay in a seeded, brioche bun. A mouthful needed knife and fork action to assist and the kitchen roll to follow, but it was a great mix of flavours. And in the second brioche bun was moist pork belly, thick cured ham, Dijon mustard, cheese, pickles. Juicy, man-size and hearty. We made a good dent into the sides – fresh crispy nachos with guacamole, French fries with burger patty crumbled over and with burger sauce, coated chicken wings with flavoursome spice and a hint of blue cheese – but were defeated. Our happy bellies were smaller than our eyes recalled. Desserts offered include favourites, banoffee, cheesecake, brownie and ice-cream. To finish we treated ourselves to one Oreo milkshake (£5), so thick we struggled with the straw, and so completely indulgent that we’ll be running twice as far on tomorrow’s run, and a rumspiked ice-cream soda float (£7). A place for the whole family, Mustard offers mini-portions for smaller customers and what looks to be a great brunch menu with stacks of pancakes... I digress. If you are looking for a simple menu, great local ingredients and a bit of inspiration from across the pond, then Mustard is for you. It does what it says on the tin. And it does it well. Mustard, 23 Northenden Road, Sale (0161 973 0927; 21

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ward-winning Daffy’s gin has moved up a gear, celebrating its partnership with British F1 team, Manor Racing, by launching its first ever limited edition bottling. With a total of only 1,000 bottles, stocked exclusively in 132 Waitrose stores across the UK, the limited edition uses a new recipe based on Daffy’s flagship world-class botanicals. Alongside the finest quality ingredients such as Lebanese mint leaves, Balkan juniper berries and Moroccan orris root, the Daffy’s Manor Racing Edition introduces a new ingredient: fresh lime from southern Spain. The result is a balanced and complex gin, so smooth it can be enjoyed over ice, like an aged quality rum or single malt whisky. Gentlemen, start your engines. Daffy’s Manor Racing Edition, £48 (70cl), available at Waitrose (


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Local scene Our social pages this month are filled with style, sport and superb events

Women in Style Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester Ladies of Manchester and beyond gathered for afternoon tea, networking and a little shopping in aid of Variety, the children’s charity. Pulled together by the Variety Vixens – Paula Castle, Fiona Parkinson, Joanne Booth and Carole Vizzard – the event raised money to benefit the northwest’s sick or disadvantaged children in reaching their potential. Thanks to Philippa Cave for sharing her expertise on Manchester women with us, to Alexander Stewart for serenading us and to Queen Bee for convincing us of the power of our personal brand. (

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Sitting Comfortably Sofas and Stuff, Manchester Over 140 ladies joined Liz Taylor and the Nightingales fundraising committee to raise funds for Heathlands Care Home for equipment to be able to treat its dementia patients with the renowned Nordoff Robins Music Therapy. The event was staged in memory of Joy Cainer, who was the first lady president of Heathlands, with all proceeds donated directly to the home. (

The event was staged in memory of Joy Cainer, who was the first lady president of Heathlands, with all proceeds donated directly to the home


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Checking In AC Marriott, Salford Quays The latest addition to the hotel scene attracted business people of the northwest to the launch of the AC Hotel concept by Marriott. A European lifestyle brand, the hotel showcased all that it has to offer in order to cater for all business and personal users’ needs, from mobile check-in to versatile meeting spaces. And it was all conducted over delicious canapés and cocktails. (

Tee-time The Mere Resort & Spa The Profile Club’s annual golf day, barbecue and evening was a great success again this year, raising over £5,000 for St Ann’s Hospice. Sponsored by Blackstone Solicitors, Together Financial and Turkish Airlines, members of the private members’ business club and their guests enjoyed some great golf, networking and fun. (; 27

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A S I W A S S AY I N G . . .

Fashion faux pas Melissa Porter weighs up well-groomed against fashion icon; which would you prefer to be?


ow utterly fabulous, is the high-speed Virgin train from Wilmslow to London Euston. Delivering me direct from bedtime stories with Pierce to cocktails at my favourite London club, Hertford Street, in just over two hours. Right into the arms of my gloriously generous friend who commented on how beautiful I am. Wowzers! Sadly my revelling was cut short by her completion of the compliment, as she looked in the direction of my clothes: ‘...but you’ve given up.’ Given up, what the...?! With my several years of behavioural training, I’m versed to understand people’s perceptions are contained within two camps: either projections/assumptions/judgements revealing what’s unresolved within the vendor, or feedback with the intention of empowerment and acknowledgment to another. As a woman on a mission to grow behaviourally, while my emotionally fashionable group jived to Calvin Harris’s latest ditty alongside Prince Harry, I delved into my two-step emotional checklist to begin my growth process. Listen to understand in order to formulate what to say next. My friend was offering me feedback and has my best interests at heart. If she were projecting, having a conversation in a club to clarify and avoid any misunderstandings is not an efficient place. Wait until you’re both in a quiet and calm environment. Is there a resonance/truth to the words spoken that can lead to a better understanding of self? Granted, no one is awarding me a prize for most fashionable apparel choices, but have I given up? No! My intention is to feel well groomed and I vary my favoured colours of navy, grey and black to assist with my

embodiment of elegance and simplicity (as do Angelina Jolie and the late Steve Jobs!) I’m content to buy from a wide range of quality brands as long as they’re housed under one roof or available online. Cue Harrods, Hoopers and TKMaxx. Do I care about the labels in the clothes? They simply serve to speed up my buying process, which is not my favourite way to spend time. My aim is for them to be of high quality and to fit me perfectly. So to the original point of giving up, this is my definitive list, of ways of being, to give up: Drive by unsolicited opinions, judgement of others, jealousy of another person’s designer wardrobe or anything, using shopping and spending as a diversion to avoid addressing inner turmoil. The good news? When we give something up we create a recalibration opportunity. In the place of the above we make room for acknowledgement, acceptance, love, understanding and compassion. The TRUTH of our being and who we are. Happy shopping. Melissa is a professional, certified transformational life coach (


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As the AW16 season dawns, we ask the experts to consult their crystal balls and give you a glimpse into the most exciting trends set to hit the worlds of interiors, architecture, food, fashion and fitness







Opt for a classic shearling coat this autumn – practical, stylish and, when the temperature dips, near-on essential. If you missed out on Acne Studio’s signature aviator style, don’t worry: this season offers a wide range to choose from, including an all-over number by Chloé.





Tweed, Prince of Wales check and paisley prints decorated the catwalk this season, with brands from across the world embracing British heritage chic. 3.1 Phillip Lim stole the show with its take on a classic tweed blazer, using the traditional fabric to create a smarter, more sophisticated version of the everyday parka.





on warm, luxurious shearling – often referencing a vintage aviator style – and, as the nights draw in earlier, one’s dark side is encouraged to come out to play in sheer fabrics and delicate embroidery by such masters as Valentino and the esteemed Roberto Cavalli. There’s also a firmly patriotic slant this season, with tweeds and smart, formal cuts giving a nod to Britain’s best heritage brands. Whatever your style, our AW16 trend report will make sure you aren’t left out in the cold.



e may be nearing the start of another British autumn, but there’s no reason to feel blue when there are so many gorgeous new garments on the horizon. Seasonal favourite velvet is having a bit of a moment: coming in all shapes and colours from the likes of Luisa Beccaria and Alberta Ferretti, it remains elegant with the potential to be eccentric – a perfect excuse to play mix-and-match to create fun, unique ensembles. Outerwear is firmly focused









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Designers are clearly having some fun with sheer material, combining it with lace and delicate embroidery to give evening gowns a romantic edge this AW16. Be prepared to flash the flesh with one of Valentino’s alluring dresses, or dare to bare all in a see-through sequin design by Roberto Cavalli.











For yet another year, velvet made a strong appearance on the catwalk and we are now spoilt for choice with the variety of shapes and colours available. Luisa Beccaria’s simple gowns radiate elegance, but perhaps one might be more inclined to try a tailored suit by Alberta Ferretti. Regardless of preference, the silky soft material is sure to add a stylish touch to your wardrobe.






WORK IT OUT It looks as though journalist Kirsty Wark knew exactly what she was doing when she presented Newsnight in a pair of high-end tracksuit bottoms, as the trend for athleisure shows no signs of slowing down in the fashion industry (no doubt partly due to the recent Olympics). Get the look with a smart-casual mix from Rag & Bone, or opt for a fully tailored tracksuit, such as the ones that Vetements and Amanda Wakeley are currently sporting. 33

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Feature Walls An interior should be eye catching, and it works well when walls help say it. Whether it is typography or a bold feature, it is about the visual impact. Murals have been a trend that we’ve seen really blossom this year and it’s no longer enough for design to look great, it needs to be environmentally sustainable too. A good example of this are living walls, using reclaimed woods and living plants, an eco-friendly option which also has a positive impact on the eye. Adding some partial walls and ceiling features to improve the definition of the unique areas is also an important thing to consider when designing your interior space.

Lighting This year’s autumn and winter trends show weathered woods, green plants, living walls and botanical printed fabrics. Katie McCarthy, design director at Style Matters, explains how to mix these elements with metallic to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your interior

Colours Hand-made products from locally sourced businesses add authenticity and understated luxury. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colours also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colours in our AW16 palette act as playful but structured departure from your more typical autumn shades.

Furniture Upholstering furniture in velvets that complement brass and copper, or using bold botanic prints will ensure your restaurant or bar has a sophisticated look with an earthy feel.


Lighting is paramount when designing a space and should be considered in the early stages alongside layout as it’s what creates mood. Industrial and retro style light bulbs have definitely been a success throughout the year and they’re something we don’t see dying out any time soon. Mixing these with copper piping to make a stunning ceiling or wall feature is something that will begin to feature in homes as well as commercial spaces. (0844 880 6620;

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From bespoke builds and sculptural kitchen design to energy conservation, interior designer Janey Butler and architect Adam John predict which architecture and design trends will be shaping homes in 2017

Janey Butler Janey Butler Interiors Our discerning clientele are very much looking for us to focus on their personal requirements and how they best want to use space rather than offering a conventional room layout. The home as a place to both entertain and be entertained is an ever-more prevalent design driver and the successful incorporation of inside/outside living concepts is definitely a trend to watch. Outdoor spaces are being designed for functionality as well as enjoyment to form a seamless extension of the interior home. The harmonious connection of landscape, lighting and integrated entertainment systems in outdoor spaces designed for year-round enjoyment will be on the wish-list for 2017.

Technology Home automation continues to gain in popularity with the convenience of full automation being something clients see as an integral part of the home. The ability to fully control sound, vision, lighting, heating and scene setting from tablets and smart phones (both home and away) will lead to full management and flexibility to allow the home to satisfy the variety of needs of the family.


ADAM JOHN RIBA architect, Llama Architects

Environment As ecology becomes ever more ingrained in the cultural psyche there is an appropriate and growing desire for the sustainable home. Recent advancements in heat recovery systems, biomass heat and power, plus forthcoming methods for storing energy. will continue to advance in 2017. The ability to monitor and control the home’s energy use (and production) via integrated home automation systems will be a must-have in the near future. (

“DESIGNING a home is amongst the most challenging and rewarding tasks for an architect. The relationship with the client is crucial as the success of the design is based on the in-depth understanding of the client’s requirements and the nuances of how they intend to use their home.

Kitchen The Kitchen as the ‘heart of the home’ and the large open plan kitchen/dining/living area is still frequently near the top of clients’ aspirations. The trend for 2017 looks towards creating implied spaces. Definition is created by the careful design of changes in ceilings, floors, materials and lighting rather than traditional walls and doors. The kitchen must satisfy requirements of both functionality and beauty. Advancements in appliances and integration will be furthered in 2017 with the application of more innovative surface materials and experimentation with traditional cabinetry and layouts. We envisage kitchen design becoming ever more sculptural as the ingenuity of clients’ dining influences manifest themselves in the aesthetics of this key space.

“Architectural trends are ever-evolving and are as much the result of developments in culture and thinking as they are about technology and taste. My job is to inform our clients of the broad range of possibilities for their project and to work with them to achieve an outcome that, above all, is appropriate to their needs. “As quickly as new trends arrive, others are retired into the annals of history. However the quality achieved by the thorough and careful consideration of every detail of every project is enduring. This quality is timeless and ultimately at the core of everything we do now and into the future.” (;


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Autumn is Sabrina Gidda’s favourite season for food and cooking, and – as chef at London’s exclusive Bernard’s restaurant and Roux Scholarship finalist twice over – if anyone knows the hottest foodie trends on the horizon, it’s her


love the roll over into the winter months for heartier dishes, and I think this autumn will see a huge increase in people experimenting with spicing in their cooking, regionality, a preference towards small plates at home and a continuous awareness of health, wellbeing and quality. Naturally there is a tendency for people to opt for long and slow braised dishes as it gets colder, but what I think will be most exciting is how people incorporate Middle Eastern and Asian spicing into their cooking; with so many wonderful products available online now, the reach for spicing has become incredible. Adding beautiful aromatic spice blends like ras-el hanout and za’atar will completely change standard stews or roasted meats into things of great beauty. Regional cooking is something that I think will continue to be a great trend. A few years ago, many restaurants sat under terrifically broad versions of their cuisines, with Indian curries being generalised and a lot of Italian cooking being pigeonholed into pizza/pasta. The rise of the regional cooking revolution has seen incredible specialist restaurants emerge, dedicating their craft to specific styles of cooking and even specific dishes. Prominent trends have been south Indian, Catalan, Basque and Calabrian. Small plates have certainly become a huge phenomenon in restaurants, something I am sure will translate to most people cooking at home. Rather than committing to one dish for a meal, you can graze throughout your dinner, adding variety. I love to eat this way – it’s incredibly sociable passing around different plates, all with different textures and flavours. I think this also is reflective of people’s desire to replicate those restaurant experiences at home.


“Small plates have certainly become a huge phenomenon in restaurants”

Along with the rise of clean eating, I definitely think there will be an increase in people embracing the freshness in Asian cooking at home – realising it can be terrifically quick to make stunning meals on any occasion. It’s great to cook at home, and even better to eat food that is great quality. Buy the best quality you can and enjoy experimenting with cooking at home – it is so rewarding to replicate the wonderful meals you may have enjoyed on travels.


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Long gone are the days of low calorie diets, meal replacements and hours of endless cardio. Cara Pegg, personal trainer and online coach at CEPlifestyle, explains the recent changes in the health and fitness industry and gives us her top tips for upcoming trends and success

This helps you start the day motivated and keeps you focused all day long. Getting up early and exercising also does wonders for your mood. Hello endorphins all day long!

Mix it up Try to vary the exercise classes you take and complement them with a variety of different meals. Not only does your body get used to things if you don’t, but you will also get bored.


eople are now slowly starting to understand how fitness really works, and it seems that, now more than ever, a high percentage of the population is becoming health conscious and wanting to make changes to better their lifestyle. Everybody is unique, and fitness is about finding what works for you. HIIT sessions, barre yoga, personal training, reformer pilates, boxing and circuit classes are just some of the great workouts to get involved with.

Use TRX suspension straps They’re amazing for bodyweight or HIIT cardiovascular exercises, both of which develop strength, balance and core stability, helping you become lean, strong, fit and confident.

Buddy up Get your bestie and make a plan of action together! Decide a time that suits you both and help to motivate each other – it’s always harder to cancel that gym class when it also means letting your friend down.

Prep your meals Batch cooking healthy wholesome meals and preparing enough for a few days at a time will prevent you from making unhealthy choices or skipping meals. And it’s a time saver too!

Don’t be scared to eat carbs You should eat carbs every day, with more on exercise days, as well as high protein, good fats and low sugar.


Hydrate Drinking at least 2 litres of water per day – and more on days where exercising – is key for weight loss and benefits your body in a huge number of other ways. As soon as you wake up, start drinking water.

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Having conquered the worlds of modelling and television, supermodel Heidi Klum has now branched out into lingerie and, most recently, swimwear design. Katy Parker sits down with her to talk body confidence, social media and the secret to her enduring success


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love coming to England,” Heidi Klum tells me, with genuine enthusiasm. “The first thing I do when I get here is have a cup of tea – PG Tips with honey and a little milk.” I am sitting across from Klum in The Soho Hotel, where we are surrounded by a bedazzling array of knickers. The frilly, feminine garments sit alongside pieces from her lingerie collection, Heidi Klum Intimates, and the newly launched Heidi Klum Swim. The supermodel-turned-entrepreneur looks enviably flawless. Enrobed in a fur-lined coat teamed with black stilettos, she possesses a look that completely belies her 43 years. And, judging by the campaign for her new swimwear collection, shot by renowned photographer Rankin in Klum’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles, this is just as much the case with her figure – her lean, toned physique looks better than ever. The first German model to be signed to Victoria’s Secret, Klum has enjoyed a successful career both on the runway and off, acting as a judge on television shows such as Germany’s Next Top Model and, more recently, America’s Got Talent. Alongside this, she has established herself as a reputable businesswoman, creating clothing lines, jewellery, make-up and perfume. In 2015, Klum launched Heidi Klum Intimates – her first lingerie collection in partnership with New Zealand-based label Bendon – and this year the model expands her enterprise further, with the unveiling of Heidi Klum Swim. Celebrity collaborations are ten-apenny nowadays, and I am interested to hear how much involvement Klum has in the creations of her lines. “I’m not just slapping my name on things,” she states, emphatically. “I have an opinion and I am designing. In the first year I was limited with what I could change, but now the customer is starting to see a lot more of my own creations.



I personally like to see more cleavage and less bra so I have adopted a more natural shape.” So did the decision to move into swimwear come from her? “They [Bendon] wanted to do swim. It was a natural transition and it was fun to do because I could completely start from scratch. I wanted to put my own stamp on it.” Klum is warm, animated and radiates confidence. I wonder if she envisages women similar to her wearing her designs. “I hope everyone can wear and feel comfortable in my pieces. I like to think that there’s something for everyone. The beach demands a different sort of confidence than lingerie does because people are seeing you in public. The fit is so important and it’s crucial to have a range of shapes and styles so that you can mix and match for your body shape.”

“I personally think that my passion is clear with everything I work on and put my name to” The modelling industry has changed dramatically since Klum started out, with the rise of the ‘social media model’ dominating the world of fashion. This includes the likes of Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid – stars who can chart their ascent to superstardom through the number of Instagram followers they have. I ask Klum whether she views this as a positive. “Social media has changed the industry a lot,” she agrees. “I’m not sure if I wish we’d had it in


my day or not. Sometimes you wish it would just disappear as it adds so much more to your plate, with brands everywhere wanting you to push their products. On the flipside, though, it has been responsible for a lot of girls’ success, some of whom you might not have heard of if it hadn’t been for social media. So there’s a lot of good that comes out of it too.” In an industry as fickle as fashion, how does she feel she has managed to maintain her status when so many of her peers have faded into obscurity? “I personally think that my passion is clear with everything I work on and put my name to. There have been things in the past that haven’t worked out, but you know whose fault that was? Mine. And I’m fine with that. Sometimes projects fail, but I treat it as a learning curve and then when it comes to the next one, I’ll ensure things go better.” As I go to leave, Klum offers to take a photo with me, but not before whipping off her coat to reveal a barely-there black dress, flaunting her slender physique to its fullest. What’s her secret, I ask her? “There is no secret,” she says, with wide-eyed sincerity. “Most of us do the same thing: exercise, eat right, sleep well, and drink lots of water. It’s simply about getting off the couch and moving.” And if this new range is anything to go by, it looks as though the only way Heidi Klum is moving is up. Heidi Klum Swim is available now in House of Fraser, John Lewis and online at Figleaves and ASOS as well as at select boutiques nationwide, from £43-£145; Heidi Klum Intimates is in store now, from £10-£120

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AT WORK Having worked with everyone from Apple to Qantas, Marc Newson is considered one of the greatest designers of this generation. Josh Sims sat down with the man whose work accounts for almost 25 per cent of the total contemporary design art market


y job is to find solutions, so I have to know the problems. The more exposure to the problems out there, the better my response will be,” is how Marc Newson summarises his job. “Travel helps. Go to Japan, for instance, and see how they solve even mechanical problems – it’s very contrary to the way we in the West are brought up to tackle the same problems. But I work across such a broad space, in many different types of industries, that it’s important, as I think it is for any designer, to have a comprehensive understanding of contemporary culture.” It is this, perhaps, that has allowed Newson, 52, not only to design pens and a bunk-bed, jets and dish-racks, rocking horses and champagne bottles, kettles, torches, mobile phones, restaurants and shops, mirrors, taps, chairs, cars, coffee cups, lights, shotguns and clothes for some of the world’s leading manufacturers of both high-end and more quotidian products, but, arguably, to become the most important industrial designer of his generation. He has pieces in the permanent collections of more than 20 museums around the world. His Lockheed Lounge – one of his very first, self-built products, an aluminium-clad chaise longe – sold last year for US$3.7m, becoming the most expensive piece sold at auction by a

living designer to date. Those who want to spend less might buy the Apple Watch he co-designed with Jony Ive, or to fly with Qantas – he’s the airline’s creative director. Today, Newson is as busy as ever, which is saying something for a man who insists on working hands-on with each project he takes on, rather than leaving the grunt work to an assistant. He’s working on an office chair for Knoll, as well as many other projects that, inevitably, he can’t talk about in detail. He’s just designed a toaster and a new clothing collection for G-Star Raw – “the first problem I wanted to solve with that was the problem of my wardrobe,” Newson jokes. Indeed, he’s so in demand, that these days, “I tend to pick projects based on what I want or need, on purely selfish terms. And I’ve always wanted a decent toaster. A wheelie-bag too. I’m a consumer like everybody else. I acquire things and sometimes even in this world the choice is not available and that irritates me. I try to look at things from the perspective of a consumer too. What could they want? What do I want? And the list is getting smaller.” Newson likes to see his role as, ultimately, limiting choice: he refers to himself as a collator or refiner, with his intention always to create a best-in-class product – the idea being that a design might be so good that nobody



would ever need another version. He concedes that this is easier said than done, citing an office chair he has been working on for Knoll “for years” and speaking of the unexpected complexity of the project – how the chair has to meet constraints of pricing, work for all types of physique, and acknowledge all manner of health and safety criteria. He has spent a lot of time looking at office chairs, seeing how other people have tried to tackle the problems. Most of Newson’s designs reflect his distinctive, colourful, curvy, organic, materialsdriven aesthetic, in which everything and anything from shagreen to carbon fibre to polyethylene to steel might play on his palette. This is the man who made a shelf from a five

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“It doesn’t cost any more energy to do something differently, better.” ton block of marble and decked a speedboat in micarta – made from layers of resin-laminated linen. But, he suggests, he has also had good timing on his side: the fact that many manufacturers and consumers are only now, it seems, waking up to good design’s potential. “I’ve spoken with Jony [Ive] about this and we’ve both said we think a pent-up anger [at the design around us] is our greatest source of inspiration – looking around and saying ‘that’s horrible!’” he says.

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“That anger is inspirational because you understand that it doesn’t cost any more energy to do something differently, better. Of course, everyone has different taste and there are many solutions to a problem, so I’m only talking about when it’s really bad. And design doesn’t always result in quality. After all, there’s a lot of lip-service paid to the idea that something is ‘designed’, especially when you’re working within the imperative of the market, which is about offering choice for choice’s sake.” A keen collector of vintage cars, he is particularly disappointed by car design today, blaming designers’ over-dependence on computer software to find solutions, rather than their own experience and imaginations. This is why Newson refers to himself as “very much a pen and paper man” – he carries with him a big yellow, sketchstuffed notebook wherever he goes. “[Computers mean] a lot of industrial designers are really stylists, and increasingly so,” he says. “But the thing is that a computer is just a tool. What’s missing is the sense that the best ideas still come from deep within your head. If you’re always

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working with computers your thinking is subject to that piece of software. I can look at a car and tell you what software it was designed with. I don’t think that’s a phase – I think my generation is the last of a breed. We represent an old way of working that will be lost, at least until software becomes much more intuitive.” Not that he is opposed to computers per se. Indeed, while the layers of management and marketing have historically made some of his work for corporate clients “like hitting your head against a brick wall”, he believes that it is his job alone to dictate the design solution. If you don’t want his ideas, don’t hire him – working for Apple has given him new hope. Newson is not about to reveal what his next project for the tech giant will be, but he will say that his work for it – which is currently taking up some 60 per cent of his time – has been reassuring. Here, he says, is the biggest company in the world right now and its primary message is the desirability of good design. “It vindicates design’s importance,” says Newson. “And that gives me cause for a huge sigh of relief.”

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The cast of the BAFTA winning ITV drama Cold Feet, has reunited for a new series due to hit our screens later this year. Natalie Anglesey takes five with John Thomson


he nation’s love affair with Cold Feet began in 1997 and actors James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley and Manchester’s own John Thomson, have publicly expressed their pleasure at working together again after 13 years. Speaking about his return to the role of Pete,


popular comedian-turned-actor John remarks: “When we were first told there’d be another series of Cold Feet, it was like an old heist movie with whispered phone calls saying 'If you’re doing it – I’ll do it!' "When we finally got a finished script and had the first read-through we breathed a sigh of

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tell a good script and was fortunate with Men Behaving Badly in which I played Ken the pub-landlord. That was good comic writing and great performances from the boys. “What can I say about Pete and Cold Feet? The best-written television scripts I’ve worked on. The public loved it and it was a joy. Since then I’ve been fortunate to work on several great shows, particularly Blackpool and 24 Hour Party People." The public, though, most loved John playing Charlie Darling in New Street. “My mum always used to say I should have been a lawyer because I was good at arguing. I also loved filming Charlie in Manchester because I could go home every night. He enjoyed a bit of poker, like me, although I don’t relief, because then we knew it would work. "What makes this series and the others so special is that it’s about ordinary, everyday problems that face families and friends. The world’s in a bit of turmoil at the moment and there’s a great need for a series exploring love, friendship and relationships. It had to be set this year because otherwise it would have cost a fortune in Botox!” I met John and Olivia, one of his beautiful daughters, at the theatre just as news of the new series broke and he was delighted filming was taking place in and around Manchester. “I love living in Manchester, and much of the series is shot around the city and in Didsbury, where it was first set. When I was first trying to get established as an actor I spent five years in London doing voice-overs for Spitting Image and co-wrote and appeared in The Fast Show. I can

“When we finally got a finished script we breathed a sigh of relief because then we knew it would work” have much time to play these days, even though I made a DVD about it. He’d moonlight as a restaurant critic and I love cooking, and we’ve some great restaurants in Didsbury.” The rest of the cast is equally excited. Fay Ripley jokes: “Revisiting Jenny feels a bit like putting on an old jumper. I just hoped that by the time I finished filming I wouldn’t want to delete her number!” Robert Bathurst was typically philosophical about returning – "I expect David will be older


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night before, when they really feel their age. They’ve still got lots of life to look forward to, though they’re not necessarily the years one looks forward to!” The last word goes to John. What next? "Well I’ve been practising to be a magician. I love magic and every year I go to the Magician’s Convention in Blackpool. You’ve never seen so many toupé es in your life! I’m also a

“My mum always used to say I should have been a lawyer because I was good at arguing”

but not wiser; doing his best but still making hopeless decisions” – while James Nesbitt recalls: "I wonder if Adam will prove as big an eejit in this series as he did in the past?" Hermione Norris, who returns as Karen, adds, “Mike Bullen’s scripts were always insightful and unpredictable and it’s been a real joy." Young Ceallach Spellman, also from Manchester, is a newcomer to the series, who enjoyed his first professional role at seven, playing Chip the teacup in Beauty and the Beast at Manchester’s Palace Theatre. A name to watch, he plays James Nesbitt’s son, Matthew. “I watched the whole of the box-set of Cold Feet and, of course, it was intimidating auditioning with James Nesbitt. The best advice he gave me was to just enjoy it, although as a City fan I couldn’t resist telling him that, as a United fan, he was supporting the wrong team!" One of the UK’s most popular comedy dramas, Cold Feet achieved both critical and ratings success, as well as numerous awards. According to creator Mike Bullen: “This feels like the right time to revisit these characters, as they tip-toe through the minefield of middle age. They’re 50, but still feel 30, apart from the morning after the


professional drummer and I’ve always said I’d love to play a role where I play drums. But most of all I’d love to be a Bond villain, so Barbara Broccoli, take note! “I’d also like to do more theatre but it’s unfair on the family unless I do a short run in pantomime.” That’s exactly what John will be doing this Christmas when he’ll appear in Aladdin. “I always loved watching the Opera House’s annual panto, and had great fun playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan there in 2007 – so I’m thrilled to be playing Abanazer in this year’s show. Everyone knows the baddies get all the best lines so I’m looking forward to getting booed by all the boys and girls (and mums and dads) of Manchester. ”Meantime, I’m so grateful I do a job I love. The demand for the return of Cold Feet by the general public has been overwhelming and it’s fantastic to deliver such a brilliant show to an audience who hold it so dear to their hearts. We’ve loved filming it, but the important thing is that they like it too.” Cold Feet, Mondays at 9pm on ITV

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Natalie Anglesey chats to one of the nation’s favourite anchorwomen, Louise Minchin, about red sofas, triathlons and maintaining a healthy work/life balance


everal mornings a week, BBC television presenter Louise Minchin cheerfully welcomes us to a new day from the BBC Breakfast couch. On the day of the Referendum results she was buzzing with excitement. “I love this job and I feel very privileged to be reporting on breaking news where you feel you can help to tell the facts and explain the stories behind major events like this. It makes getting up early in the morning worthwhile.” That famous red couch, as I know from experience, is rather uncomfortable, so how does Louise manage to look so good and sound so jolly first thing in the morning? “You’ve got to remember most nights I’m in bed by 9.30pm and my alarm goes off in the morning at 3.46am,” Louise laughingly explains. “If I’m in danger of falling asleep again my husband makes sure I’m out of bed and on my way to MediaCity from our home near Chester. By the time we’ve done a script check and the programme starts at 6am – it’s almost lunch time by my body-clock!” The British journalist and news presenter was born Louise Mary Grayson in 1968 in Hong Kong where her father was a Major in the British Army’s Irish Guards. With a degree in Spanish from St Andrews University, she studied journalism in London and, in 2014, was


awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Chester. “I‘ve had the ultimate revenge on my parents who used to tease me about my love of storytelling because now here I am as a journalist, hopefully telling good stories, based on fact, for a living!” Indeed Louise’s career experience has been wide-ranging. She worked for the BBC World Service during a year in Argentina, and at several UK local radio stations before the Today programme. She joined Radio 5 Live in 1998 and became a regular BBC News channel presenter until it was announced she’d be a main presenter, along with Bill Turnbull, when BBC Breakfast moved to Salford in 2012. “When I was offered the job I knew it would only work for us as a family if we moved nearer to work. We’d already moved from London to


Leeds so, after much discussion with my husband, we decided it was simply moving across country to Cheshire. I absolutely loved working with Bill as he’s such an intelligent man, a real professional with a great sense of humour and we still keep in touch,” she grins. Louise has also co-presented a variety of other programmes including Missing Live, Crime and Punishment, Sunday Life and In the Know, a BBC sports programme during the 2004 Athens Olympics. For three years she co-hosted Real Rescues alongside Nick Knowles and has guest-hosted The One Show on several occasions. “I really enjoyed that programme and one of my favourite presenters was Chris Evans who was such fun to work with – we laughed a lot.” Louise has played herself reading the news in two BBC series: spy drama Spooks and the

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Torchwood mini-series Children of Earth. This year she’s also taken part in the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef. The judges praised her hamburgers and breakfasts (and she’s worked in a top London restaurant!) and, although she narrowly missed out on winning to actor Alexis Conran, Louise says she loved every minute and had a great time. “I never considered myself a great cook but I learnt so much from that series, including how to make good bread, and there’s nothing like

“If I’m in danger of falling asleep again my husband makes sure I’m out of bed” getting rid of stress by baking and eating a fresh loaf with lots of melting butter,” she adds. No doubt Louise’s husband of 18 years, David, is pleased as his company owns some restaurants. Their two daughters, Scarlett and Mia, aged 15 and 12, are also totally supportive of Louise’s new-found passion for sport. “I was never a great sports enthusiast until I came to live in Cheshire and discovered I loved walking and running,” Louise admits.” I used to cycle to work in London but, although I’d never been on a racing bike in my life, I accepted a challenge to race in Manchester’s Velodrome and became completely hooked. I joined a club and when they discovered I could also swim they suggested the triathlon which I knew very little about. I trained for a few years and didn’t do too badly competing so now this is something I enjoy.” Louise is now an enthusiastic triathlete. She qualified as a member of the 2015 Great Britain Age-Group Triathlon Team and competed in the standard distance event (1500m swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run) at the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago last year. She also qualified for the team at the Dambuster Triathlon at Rutland Water and went on to finish 71st out

of 78 finishers at the Worlds. “I thought it was way out of my league but I had a bash and was so proud to be part of such an incredible event.” I wondered how Louise found time to achieve a good work/life balance? “After work I’m usually home by 11am so plenty of time to feed the animals. We don’t live on a farm but we do have a couple of adorable mini-Shetland ponies, a dog, cats and rabbits. Once they’ve been looked after I unwind with a good two mile run in our beautiful countryside with Mia. We try to keep the weekends for the family.” Louise is an active charity supporter helping a wide range of charities including SOS Children’s Villages, the Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association and is hosting the Sense Annual Awards later this year. She’s taken part in Around the World in 80 Days for Children in Need and supports the charity Missing People. Now she’s raising funds for Babygrow Appeal, a children’s charity for the Baby Unit at Chester Hospital. Summing up Louise admits “I feel so lucky to have the total support of my family in everything I do both in sport as well as on the work front. I care so passionately about my job that even when I’m not presenting the news, I’ll still be watching it on television – before yet another early night!” (


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With Child Bereavement UK’s first north west-based event – a lunch with Gary Barlow – due to take place next month, founder patron Julia Samuel MBE explains to The Cheshire Magazine why the charity’s work is so important When did you first get involved in working with families?

What highs and lows in establishing the charity stick in your mind?

I became a psychotherapist 25 years ago, working as a volunteer with a bereavement service in west London. I knew instantly that I had found a role that I loved.

A high was the launch of the charity which was very well received; we realised early on that we were fulfilling a need nationwide and have gone from strength to strength. The low is always the underlying worry about raising enough funds to meet the demand from bereaved families, but we are fortunate to have great support.

Why was there a need to establish Child Bereavement UK? Many people find the untimely deaths of parents and children too unbearable to contemplate, but every year child bereavement is experienced by thousands of families in the UK. There is an ongoing need for support for families when a child grieves and when a child dies, and for training the professionals whose work brings then into contact with bereaved families.

How did the late Princess of Wales become involved? The Princess of Wales attended the launch of the charity at the Royal College of Nursing in September 1994; her presence at the launch gave us a level of awareness for the charity which we couldn’t have hoped to achieve otherwise. It was tremendously exciting.

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You were friends with HRH The Princess of Wales. What does it mean to now have her son, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, as your patron? It is wonderful that The Duke of Cambridge can continue his mother’s interest in our work. As Royal Patron, The Duke meets bereaved families and supports us by attending and speaking at some of our events. Child Bereavement UK is very privileged to have his patronage; it means a lot to us, and the increased awareness we gain as a result of his involvement has enabled us to extend our reach to more families and professionals.

What was your reaction when asked to be a godparent to Prince George? I was delighted to be invited to become godmother to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. It is an important responsibility and genuinely a great joy.

You have your first event in the north west on 10 November – a lunch with Gary Barlow. What is the aim of the lunch?

What does it mean to have people like Gary and Eamonn involved? It is so special and terribly important. Their support gives us a wonderful opportunity to spread the word and to increase awareness of the support we offer across Cheshire and the north west, enabling us to reach many more bereaved families. They will also make the lunch full of laughter, anecdotes, stories and tales of Gary’s musical career and of course, fun.

What does the charity do in the region? Child Bereavement UK supports families across Cheshire from our base in Runcorn. We offer face-to-face support and, since our Runcorn office opened in March 2014, we have supported around 500 bereaved families and children. We also offer a support service across Cumbria. ‘Lunch with Gary Barlow’, hosted by Eamonn Holmes, takes place on Thursday 10th November at 12pm at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate (01494 569 048;;; ) © FEATUREFLASH PHOTO AGENCY / SHUTTERSTOCK

It is an exciting opportunity for us to raise awareness of Child Bereavement UK’s support for bereaved children, young people and families in Cheshire and the north west, as well as the support, information and training we offer nationally. The funds raised will enable our Cheshire bereavement service to support people in rebuilding their lives after child bereavement through individual face-to-face support sessions, telephone and group support.

What can people attending expect? An amazing and unique lunch event. A Champagne drinks reception followed by a two-course lunch in the surroundings of the impressive Hilton Deansgate Suite, culminating in an interview with the brilliant Gary Barlow, hosted by Eamonn Holmes. Guests will then be escorted to the dramatic, newly refurbished Cloud 23 for a sumptuous selection of mini desserts, Champagne, tea and coffee. It is a one-off event not to be missed.

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A Passage to India In a piece of especially exciting local art news, it’s been announced that Manchester City Galleries will receive £100,000 from Arts Council England to develop Reimagine India – a series of new commissions, exhibitions and performances by Indian artists in partnership with Indian arts organisations. The work will be showcased across Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth, MSI and Manchester Museum in 2017 as part of the UK-India Year of Culture, a major cultural exchange to mark the 70th anniversary of Partition. Reimagine India will explore new cross-cultural dialogues that recognise cultural creativity as an important driver for 21st century globalisation, migration and exchange, using the Whitworth’s textile collections and industrial collections at MSI for inspiration.

James Blake has just announced a handful of UK dates, including one right here in Manchester on 3 November. The muchawaited headline shows will give fans the opportunity to see the award-winning artist performing new tracks from his critically acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything, and follow his recent work on Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, as well as his Mercury Prize win, Best New Artist nomination at the 2014 Grammy Awards, and nod for British Male Solo Artist at the 2014 BRIT Awards. 3 November, Manchester Academy (

Arts & Culture Gemma Knight brings you not-to-miss shows and news from Cheshire’s thriving arts scene

Truth From Down Under Definitely one for theatre buffs – this November the UK premiere of Frantic Assembly’s Things I Know to Be True comes to Cheshire; an exciting international co-production with State Theatre Company of South Australia starring Imogen Stubbs and Natalie Casey. A brand new commission by Australian writer Andrew Bovell, Things I Know to Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. 2–5 November, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse ( 8–12 November, The Lowry Quays Theatre (

Fine Artistry Paintings by two of the greatest landscape artists are currently being exhibited at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum, with landscape paintings by Thomas Gainsborough and Claude Lorrain on display until 18 September. They are on loan from the Grosvenor fine art collection, which belongs to the Grosvenor Estate Trustees headed by the Duke of Westminster. Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD (


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#1 A superb fancy intense blue diamond ring Only a miniscule 0.004 per cent of all diamonds mined are blue, making them some of the most desirable gems in the world; especially when they have no modifying or secondary colour like – this 3.81 carat fancy intense blue diamond. The rare gem has now been mounted on a ring, and in anticipation of global interest it is set to headline the autumn fine jewellery sale at Bonhams. Estimated value £1,300,000-£1,800,000, Fine Jewellery at Bonhams, 20 September (

#2 A set of four keys on brass fob, R.M.S Titanic This year’s Out of the Ordinary sale at Christie’s is led by the memorabilia of the prolific collector David Gainsborough Roberts. The sale

includes a capsule of treasures from the Titanic, like this set of four keys belonging to lamp trimmer Samuel Ernest Hemming. Estimated value £7,000-£10,000, Out of the Ordinary at Christie’s, 14 September (

#3 Look, the Queen’s Coming! by Helen Layfield Bradley Not only does each of Helen Bradley’s Lowryesque oil paintings have an accompanying story, but her artistic career makes for an enticing tale in itself. Oldham-born Bradley had a penchant for art as a teenager; however she only began to paint seriously when she was in her 60s in order to explain to her grandchildren what her life was like as an Edwardian child. Estimated value £40,000-£60,000, Made in Britain at Sotheby’s, 28 September (




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On its fortieth birthday, founding member, Natalie Anglesey, remembers the birth of the Royal Exchange Theatre and chats with Maxine Peake



s a founding member of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, memories flood back of the opening night and what was described as the National Theatre of the North. As our artistic directors hammered nails into the floor to make the seats safe, I realised the seats had no numbers and quickly sent for stick-on cloakroom tickets. To the amusement of the audience, they stuck to their own backs as they cheerfully returned to their seats after the interval. Prior to that night, when we were known as the 69 Theatre Company, we’d toured Rogues and Vagabonds to tell potential audiences about

our exciting theatre project. Into my little Mini I squashed international stars like Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Sir Esmond Knight and Freddie Jones – all eager to help a theatre they believed in – under the guidance of artistic directors Michael Elliott and Braham Murray. Initially we erected a temporary, wooden theatre in the Exchange where we handed out blankets to audiences – many bringing their own hot water bottles – when the heating wouldn’t work! Since then, stars like local lad Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Helen Mirren, Imogen Stubbs and Patricia Routledge have trodden the boards – as well as, more recently, our own Maxine Peake, Julie Hesmondhalgh, and Andy Serkis,

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while Sir Nicholas Hytner and Marianne Elliott cut their directorial teeth in this challenging theatre space. This celebratory 40th Anniversary Season marks the return of Maxine Peake, an associate artist, in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (September 8 - October 15). “Blanche DuBois is a monumental woman, complex, multi-layered and beautifully painted by Williams in this staggering play,” the actress said. “Finding out who she is and developing her in a rehearsal room with a brilliant and generous director like Sarah Frankcom is a thrilling journey to go on. I can’t wait to start.” Maxine is aware that most of her previous work has been in contemporary drama. “I’ve realised that if I want to do the big classical roles I’d better get a move on. There’s a real shortage of roles for women where they are not portrayed as simply the love interest or the wife – just an appendage to a man. I also love the intimacy of theatre-in-the-round where the audience are so close there’s no room for tricks. They’ll soon spot if you’re faking it and I rise to that challenge.” Maxine can’t remember where she caught the acting bug. “Probably drama classes at school in Westhoughton. I did a bit of drama in education around the local schools – which wasn’t very amusing for either them or me – and I thought I’d have a go at drama school. “My best friend and I were thinking about applying for Manchester Metropolitan University because that’s where Julie Walters and Victoria Wood met. But I thought, if I’m going to all that trouble, I’ll audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) as well. I was gob-smacked when I won a scholarship, and that made life a lot easier. While at RADA I was offered Twinkle in Dinnerladies and got to meet both Julie and Victoria which, as a fan, was quite something!” After a tiny role in Coronation Street, she did Craig Cash’s Early Doors followed by Veronica in Shameless. “Those early days on Shameless were great. People like James McAvoy and Ann-Marie Duff have done really well. We could all have stayed on but it’s important as an actor to try

new challenges.” Since then we’ve seen Maxine on television in BAFTA nominated series Silk and more recently A Midsummer Night’s Dream. One of her most challenging television roles was playing Myra Hindley in the controversial See No Evil: The Moors Murders. “I actually pushed for that role because I knew it would be challenging. Although it’s the first time I found it difficult to leave the character behind as, even doing the supermarket shopping, she stayed with me. “I make no bones about it – I do prefer to work in the theatre, but telly pays the bills.” Maxine’s also been one of the judges of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and her own play, Beryl, was well received. “We can all put pen to paper but finishing it is much harder. That’s why I admire everyone who took part.” Previous successful collaborations with Sarah Frankcom, artistic director at the Exchange, include The Masque of Anarchy for the Manchester International Festival 2013 and The Skriker. Now it’s Sarah’s turn to look to a future based on a splendid past. “Today, with these strong foundations, we make theatre for a great night out that is contemporary, thought-provoking and will spark conversations which continue long after the show has finished. As we talk to our audience we find out what they want from us and, in response, we’re creating a theatre that is diverse and inventive, that brings the city together and that reflects its passions as much as our own.” (


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After planning their wedding and Eamonn’s birthday celebrations, this month Liz Taylor speaks to good friends, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Let’s get the important question out of the way first. Eamonn, as an avid Manchester United fan, what do you think of José Mourinho? Eamonn: I’m afraid to show it – but I’m very, very excited by him. The trouble is he is so associated with Chelsea, most United fans feel that a certain period of time is needed before we can show just how pleased we are. It’s like making off with your neighbour’s wife – it would be disrespectful to show off but you can’t help thinking “I’ve got a cracker here!”

You married six years ago. It was such a special day. What’s the secret to such a successful partnership? Ruth: I think it’s important to have lots of things in common. Certainly the core values like love, respect, decency, charity, family, how you see the world, what comes high on your list of priorities and having a shared history helps. I think we’d feel more pressure if there was an age gap between us. We have grown old together and intend to grow a lot older.

How easy is it to be married and work together? Ruth: Very easy as long as he does what I say! Eamonn: The difficulty is domestic rules shouldn’t apply in the workplace and vice versa. Ruth finds it very hard to just see work as work and that can lead to complications. Ruth: Let’s just put it this way – some working days can be very long.

You both have a great sense of humour – who is the funniest? Eamonn: Despite her starchy knickers persona, Ruth is actually very funny. Ruth: I’d have to be – married to you! Eamonn possesses a great get out of jail card. No matter how badly he has hacked me off, eventually he makes me laugh – even when I don’t want to. He knows how to tickle my funny bone. 68

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Ruth, how do you guys relax when you’re not working?

Red carpet or a rug in front of the fire?

Ruth: Very easily. We are very simple and we enjoy simple things – family and friends, but most of all each other. If we have free time and we can choose our company the chances are I would choose Eamonn and he would choose me.

Ruth: Definitely in front of the fire. Eamonn: I’ll not argue with that, but I do think we are in an amazingly privileged position which won’t last forever. Red carpets can be hard work but sometimes I think you should work harder at living the dream.

If you didn’t work in the media, what would be your dream jobs?

Kindle or book – do you embrace technology or prefer tradition?

Ruth: I would genuinely love to run a tea and cake shop and I would get my mum and sister, Julia, to help me with the baking. I’d love to work with them and I think we would be very good at it. Eamonn: And I would be very good sampling all you produced. Amazingly I am doing the job I dreamt of as a child and a lot more besides. If you do something you love it never feels like work at all. I haven’t worked in 35 years and I don’t intend to change that habit.

Ruth: Both of us are technology lovers. Maybe it has to do with the pace and technicalities of the industry. Eamonn: I’m glad we have embraced change. All of us need to stay relevant and things won’t stay the same. I’m not saying that we play Pokemon Go but we both know our Apps and social media. As Darwin said, “Evolve or Die”.

Ruth, you have a great sense of style. What’s your secret? Ruth: I think to be age appropriate – whatever your age. If you are comfortable with your basics you can build both your collection and your confidence. As I get older, I continue to experiment and push the boundaries. Elegance is a great gift to possess and I am learning all the time. Because I am visible to so many women, it’s natural that they have opinions, thankfully favourably, about how I dress and that has given me the confidence to think about designing my own range. So watch this space.

If I were to plan a dinner at your home and you could invite anyone, who would it be and why? Eamonn: Peter Kay, because no one makes us laugh more. Ruth: Sue Johnston the actress, because she is a national treasure with amazing range and talent. Eamonn: Michelle Obama because she is smart, sassy and, after dinner when the music is on, I’ve noticed she can dance. Ruth: José Mourhino because I know very little about football but for him I would make an exception. Eamonn will be hosting lunch with Gary Barlow in aid of The Child Breavement Trust, 10 November, The Hilton, Deansgate. For tickets call Linda Bliss 01494 569 048 / linda. (@EamonnHolmes; @RuthieeL; 69



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he late, great architect Zaha Hadid – in one of the last completed projects before her death in March – designed a collection of silver jewellery for Danish design house Georg Jensen, including this beautiful twisted cuff. The collection, which also includes rings, uses sterling silver and black rhodium plated with black diamonds, creating sculptural, sensually expressive pieces which are perfectly representative of the architect’s famed transformative, sweeping fluid-like style. Like many of Hadid’s buildings around the world – which include the Broad Art Museum in the U.S. and the Guangzhou Opera House in China – the collection is distinctive, innovative and ultimately timeless; just as all truly beautiful jewellery should be. Cuff from The Zaha Hadid Collection, £2,650 (;




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elebrating its links with the sea, Panerai – which formerly supplied watches to the Italian Navy and today sponsors the Classic Yachts Challenge – has unveiled a series of four timepieces in the colour of the ocean itself. Blue dials may have been a recurring theme at watch fairs for some years now, but Panerai’s latest collection really does stand out from the azurecoloured crowd. The series comprises a 42mm Luminor with a three-day power reserve, a 44mm Luminor with a 10-day power reserve and an elegant, albeit portly, 47mm Radiomir (which also has a three-day power reserve). The star of the fleet, however, is the Radiomir 1940 10 Days Automatic Oro Rosso: its red gold case houses 72

Panerai’s first skeletonised automatic movement, which allows for a second time zone function and an am/pm indicator. All four watches feature an in-house calibre and are water-resistant to 100 metres. (

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ONE TO WATCH “The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire sports a 43mm stainless steel case and polished mirror-like bezel. A twin-row polished and brushed steel bracelet caters this timepiece to a new luxury dimension making it a watch which can be worn in every scenario.” - Chinda Jim, David M Robinson’s Manchester Showroom

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Best in Show England’s got Goodwood; America’s got Pebble Beach. Established in 1950 and typically held on the third Sunday of August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance brands itself as the most opulent motor show on Earth. Rolex has lent its services as the event’s official timekeeper since 2007. Each year, it presents the winner of the Best of Show with an Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 (pictured below).

Rolex’s motorsport heritage dates back to the 1930s, when it strapped a watch to the wrist of Sir Malcolm Campbell during his successful world land speed record attempts at Daytona Beach, Florida. The partnership helped spawn the release of the brand’s renowned timepiece, the coveted Cosmograph Daytona, three decades later. (

Bulletproof Value for money is a prickly issue in the watch world, a result of the industry having had to reposition itself as the epitome of luxury after the 1970s quartz crisis. The upshot is that it’s far harder to tell what you’re getting for your dosh. This makes Oris’s Divers Sixty-Five something of a revelation. Offering retro looks and an automatic Swiss movement for just over £1,000, it made waves when it launched last year. Debuting on a black rubber or NATO fabric strap, the 40mm timepiece is now available on a stainless steel bracelet with a sapphire crystal case. According to Oris, the Sellita calibre inside is bulletproof – the first time we’ve heard that claim. £1,250 (

Time Saver Breguet purists who admired the Hora Mundi of 2011 but found its less-thanclassic map motif somewhat ‘off-brand’ will be pleased to learn that the timepiece is now available with a silvered, 18-karat gold guilloche dial and a more slender 12.6mm height. The Hora Mundi became the world’s first mechanical timepiece to feature an instant ‘jump’ time-zone display, allowing its wearer to switch between cities and automatically adjust the date, city indicator and 24-hour indicator in the process – all with the push of a single button at 8 o’clock. From £49,000 (


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Branching Out For AW16, British fashion designer Peter Pilotto has created his first jewellery collection for Atelier Swarovski, with his partner Christopher de Vos. The design duo have brought together a collection that explores the creative versatility of crystal through a range of necklaces, earrings, rings and a hairpin all inspired by the architecture of nature. Atelier Swarovski by Peter Pilotto Arbol collection, from £69 (

Anyone who knows anything about diamonds is familiar with ‘The 4 Cs’. Created by the Gemological Institute of America to certify a diamond’s quality and value, they comprise colour, clarity, cut and carat. However, we imagine few readers will yet be aware of Lady Dalit Nuttall’s personal interpretation of the concept. The founder of Saqqara Jewels has redefined the traditional notion of a sliced diamond’s value in order to showcase its charisma, character and cachet in two new pieces. The Double Butterfly and White Gold Long Meadow rings both reflect the brand’s expert use of sliced, naturally shaped diamonds and love of organic forms. From a selection (

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Fit for a King Known as the ‘diamond king of India’, Nirav Modi is bringing his eponymous jewellery empire to the capital in September with his first UK flagship boutique on Old Bond Street. Set over four floors, the store will house the brand’s signature Embrace bangles as well as an extensive range of diamond pieces (examples of which have been worn by the celebrity likes of Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts). Its innovative, stretchable design of more than 700 parts and 1,600 diamonds was inspired by Modi’s daughter’s elastic toy bangles. (


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September sees Dior land its second Archi Dior collection in stores. Launched last year, Archi marked the brand’s first diffusion jewellery, offering a more wearable and attainable range of high jewellery. Designer Victoire de Castellane has once again sought inspiration from the house’s haute couture archive and transformed Christian Dior’s architecturally-inspired, sculptural dress designs into a range of jewellery. “I wanted to create each piece with the same mindset that Christian Dior had in creating dresses like an architect,” she says, “as if the jewellery were made of fabric that is sculpted, gathered, pleated, belted or draped.” from £1,950 (







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OSS fans; prepare to tremble with excitement, as the brand reveals its new AW16 effortlessly elegant accessory collection – a gorgeous range crafted from tactile felt, overlaid with panels of printed leather and piqued by clean, vertical stripes for an added dash of sporty attitude. The signature BOSS Bespoke and Luxury Staple bags are both reinterpreted in the felt stripes design, and the newly relaxed mood even heralds an unexpected addition to the BOSS accessory collection, in the form of gorgeous felt sneakers. There are also several new colours being introduced, including light grey, teal, black and white finished with a vibrant injection of yellow, as well as dark grey, white and earthy brown with soft highlights of pink and red to give a hint of femininity. The collection is strongly influenced by the Bauhaus arts movement, with its clean lines, confident use of colour and purity of form, and we are already thoroughly obsessed with the pared-back silhouettes of these luxury staples. (


Lady Dior’s New Maison New Bond Street’s glorious House of Dior is the fashion mecca of the moment, with four floors of Dior delights ranging from homme to home. To mark the recent opening of the flagship, contemporary British artist Marc Quinn reimagined the divine Lady Dior bag in a range of vibrant and surreal prints. Marion Cotillard models Dior’s timeless style in the autumn campaign beside the Seine; debuting a novel embroidered shoulder strap and a graded metallic version (pictured right). (

Fashion news Rubber Sole Crockett & Jones might be a stalwart of the British shoe-making scene, but it is by no means behind the times. The company’s latest collection includes the ‘city sole’: the result of a creative collaboration with The Harboro Rubber Company. The sole features sharp edge trimming and a reduced waist, fusing the well-groomed elegance of a traditional leather sole with the everyday durability of rubber. (

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Hands of Georgia Georgia O’Keeffe once said: “I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way” – a notion many of us can relate to sartorially. Coinciding with her Tate Modern retrospective, Jigsaw has enlisted creatives Rob Phillips and Sam Kerr to interpret O’Keeffe’s artwork, attitude and appearance into a unique capsule collection. Georgia illustration top, £120 ( 78

Quality craftsmanship is at the heart of the William & Son way of life – you’d be pushed to find a more all-encompassing pool of talent under one roof. Sabina Savage started up her scarf brand in 2013, yet her delicate hand-drawn prints hold an elegance comparable to those made by the most established of labels. This season’s jumping jacks and winning whippets provide the perfect seasonal enhancement to your wardrobe. Scarves, from £225 (

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The Beautiful Games Frescobol Carioca has created the essential capsule collection for those descending on Rio this month for the 2016 Olympic Games, including prints based on the traditional game of frescobol. Lian Pontes de Carvalho invented the game in the mid-1940s on the city’s shoreline, and 70 years on it has inspired an entire lifestyle range. Originally an artisan racket manufacturer, the label now offers bright, whimsical swimming shorts, T-shirts and accessories. Planalto linen beach towel, £120 and bat T-shirt, £75 (

Pearly Queen The inspiration for Nicholas Kirkwood’s new season designs stemmed from a month-long trip to Los Angeles, where a female-heavy 1980s electronica soundtrack provided the backdrop. The Moon Lit collection’s signature Casati pearl range is toughened up with block heel biker boots and shades of the deepest inky black: fusing feminine delicacy with an unabashed forthright attitude. Casati ballet flats, £435 (

High-fashion Hunting You might associate model Stella Tennant and stylist Isabella Cawdor with high heels rather than the Highlands, but their friendship is also based on their shared love of stomping around the great outdoors. This summer, they put their heads together and injected some old-school glamour into Holland & Holland’s latest collection. The innovative, utilitarian designs are made of rich wools, furs and tweeds, catapulting the brand to the forefront of heritage fashion. (;

loves All the World’s a Stage Selfridges Exchange and Trafford recently partnered with theatre company The Lowry to launch their Shakespeare Refashioned scheme, complete with an array of activities taking place in September across both stores. To mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Selfridges are staging a dynamic takeover to pay homage to the great wordsmith. A collective of twenty international designercollaborators – including Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten and Simone Rocha – has created scenes featuring new and archive showpieces to animate the store’s windows, evoking the playwright’s central themes and characters and weaving them directly into Selfridges’ own Shakespearean ode. (



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Orla Kiely’s stem print has decorated the fashion world, infiltrated homes and even made its way onto cars. Now, it’s taking over our jewellery boxes as well. The queen of print speaks to Ellen Millard about her new collection with Gecko Jewellery and her love of all things patterned



ot many designers can lay claim to a print that’s adorned handbags, Routemaster buses, Brabantia bins and a kennel for Charlie Brown’s sidekick Snoopy. Not to mention an assortment of flower motifs found on coffee jars, bicycles, cushions and dresses worn by Alexa Chung and the Duchess of Cambridge. But this is just the bare bones of Orla Kiely’s achievements. In the unlikely event that you don’t recognise her name, you’ll no doubt recognise her work. A quick search on Google brings up pages of patterns in myriad colours, but the most prominent has to be the Stem. The simple sprig and leaf design catapulted Kiely (pronounced ‘Kylie’) and her products into household-andwardrobe-staple-territory, cropping up on tote bags, tea towels and crockery across the country. Just over a decade later and it’s still the print that she’s most associated with. “The Stem is very versatile and we’ve done a million different variations of it: one colour, two colours, multi-coloured, textured, big, small, linear, we’ve kind of done every version and, whenever I say ‘what more can we do?’ I become inspired again,” she tells me. “I remember our Japanese partners at the time said that we should make it our company logo and it was good advice. If they hadn’t said it we might have considered it a seasonal thing, so it was an interesting thought. We did it and it worked.” Kiely’s design trajectory began at the tender age of ten, when her father bought her a Singer sewing machine. It was this that led her to start making clothes and steered her in the direction of fashion design, a career move that she describes as “logical”. “I was always just drawn to print. I love repeating pattern: even in everyday situations I’m drawn to tiles or nature,” she says. “My younger sister was put into some very interesting combinations that she would die of embarrassment to think about now. One time I made her a fetching corduroy outfit – a little jacket and culottes with a matching bag.” After studying at the Royal College of Art, Kiely dabbled in hat design before switching to handbags after she noticed a lack of headwear


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in the audience at her London Fashion Week debut. Just two weeks before her second turn on the catwalk she reproduced her Stem print on laminated tote bags. They were an instant hit. Since then, Kiely has been engineering her accessories label into a fully fledged lifestyle brand, with a ready-to-wear collection and a homeware line. Collaborations have come thick and fast, but the designer is quick to tell me that only a select bunch are gifted with the Kiely stamp of approval. “You might think we do a lot, but we also say no to a lot, too,” she assures me. “They have to share my philosophy. I don’t want to ever be in a situation where our prints or our decisions are changed. If my name is on it, I want it to be absolutely driven by me.” This is certainly the case with her first collection for Gecko Jewellery. The Orla

“I love repeating pattern: even in everyday situations I’m drawn to tiles or nature” Kiely Charm range is a medley of floral motifs, seventies colour-ways and, of course, the Stem print reimagined in rose gold and sterling silver. Daisy chain necklaces and bracelets hark back to Kiely’s love of repeated pattern, while chunky brooches with safety pin chains reveal her penchant for vintage design. “I wanted the collection to be very true to us, so we did a lot of research


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looking at vintage jewellery, mainly from the 1960s and 1970s,” she explains. “There are also elements that we use all the time, such as flowers and funny little animals, so we weren’t short of references or things to work on.” Throwbacks to bygone eras are peppered throughout Kiely’s work and are present in her own style, too. When I meet her she’s wearing a 1960s-inspired tea dress in a polka dot print (a Kiely original) teamed with a pair of suede Nike Janoskis, a prime example of the retromeets-contemporary style that she’s so famous for. She cites “kitchen sink dramas” and “French New Wave” as big inspirations, as well as actors Catherine Deneuve, Mia Farrow and Françoise Hardy and artists Lucienne Day and Barbara Brown. “I love artists and designers from that whole Modernist era,” she says. “I’ve always liked going to markets and gathering

bits of old cloth from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It’s a great starting point.” The Dublin-born designer lives in south London, but tells me that she’s made herself at home in her recently relocated office in Fitzrovia, where she enjoys browsing for art in L. Cornelissen & Son and grabbing lunch at the Riding House Café or Honey & Co. “I love London,” she says with a smile. “It’s the best that you can get really. It’s a centre of excellence in a way, for food, for fashion, for art, for film: we’re spoiled.” Behind the (floral-printed) doors of Orla Kiely HQ, the designer and her team are

“I love artists and designers from that whole Modernist era” preparing for SS17 and the autumn launch of the second L’Orla collaboration with stylist Leith Clark. The jewellery collection is a hot topic at the moment, but it hasn’t been the only first for Kiely this year. Fans were treated to a teaser of the video campaign for the upcoming AW16 collection last month, which was filmed in Gurteen Castle in Tipperary. “The idea was kitchen sink drama meets French New Wave meets Northern soul,” she says as she shows me the new collection of hallucinogenic floral dresses, bronze pleated skirts and gingham pink co-ords. She smiles when I point out a mustard yellow handbag shaped like a bunny rabbit, complete with fluffy tail. “I like to do things with a little personality,” she shrugs. I wouldn’t expect anything less. (



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Taking the time to care With this as its motto and a support ethos for both patients and staff at its core, it’s no surprise that the Dental Academy in Daresbury has a reputation almost without equal. Gemma Knight speaks to treatment co-ordinator Jan Dobbs to find out more


t’s really our patient journey that makes us stand out,” Jan Dobbs explains to me when we meet at the beautiful Dental Academy premises in Daresbury – and, if their reputation is anything to go by, she and husband Kevin are certainly doing something right. Established in 1999, it was a special interest in dental implants which drew Kevin away from his previous practice, on Grappenhall Road in Stockton Heath, and drove him to set up the Dental Academy. Needing a larger building in order to accommodate this developing area of his business, he soon came across Daresbury Lodge – a stunning country house which once belonged to the Greenhalgh family – and quickly realised that this was the base he’d been searching for. Following their marriage, it was in 2004 that Jan – a former dental nurse and dental implant company employee – came on board, and the rest, as they say, is history. “It is a fantastic premises to be able to look after patients,” Jan explains. “It’s a beautiful house with beautiful grounds, so I think patients feel they’re coming to somewhere that’s quite special, and that makes all the difference.” Indeed, supporting and advising patients right the way through their treatment is of paramount importance to the Dental Academy, giving them choices and encouraging them to take the lead in choosing the type of treatment they’ll have. “As soon as a patient arrives, they’re met by our reception team, who are extremely friendly and



really make sure that patients feel very comfortable,” Jan tells me. “We work very closely with the rest of the team, because it’s not just about the dentist being good, it’s about the team ensuring that the patient’s journey is as it should be. Then patients are offered the opportunity to come along and meet with me, as a treatment coordinator, and having had 30 years of dental experience, I can help them understand the possibilities and the options that might be available to them at this early stage, and help them get to know their team and feel comfortable in a non-clinical environment.

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are completely changed because of the type of treatment that we do – for example, replacing all a person’s teeth with implants in a single day, which obviously makes a very dramatic difference to their life – and it’s so wonderful to be part of that. We’re very proud of the difference we make, and also of our team – it’s so important to us that they are happy, and that we make sure they’re looked after – which is a full time job in itself and often one of the most challenging aspects of running a business. We’re very careful

“It’s not just about the dentist being good, it’s about the team ensuring that the patient’s journey is as it should be”

This gives patients a chance to chat about their worries and concerns, so that I can reassure them and explain their possible treatment options. Once I understand what their problems are, I’m then able to find the best dentist within the practice to suit their needs – Kevin works as the principal, and then we have another four dentists, and two hygienists – and at that point they’re able to see the dentist and organise possible treatment. We really want patients to be as educated as possible about their dental problem and their treatment options so that they understand the type of dentistry that’s being offered and can make an informed decision, rather than somebody telling them ‘this is what you have to have’. I think that’s really what sets us apart – giving patients the time and care in a beautiful, calming environment.” Originally from North Wales and Lincolnshire respectively, Jan and Kevin now live just around the corner from the Dental Academy and regularly bump into their patients in and around Daresbury, which they love. “It’s the people that make the job worthwhile and meeting them is certainly the part I enjoy most,” says Jan. “We do find that patients’ lives

to choose our nursing team and it’s very hard work for them, but they love to be able to take on the challenges that they do here, and once they’ve become an important part of the team and developed their skills they tend to stay with us for a long time – we’ve had lots of staff go away to have children and then come back, so we have lots of babies of the practice! “One of our biggest challenges is to find the right people to make up our team, and very often it’s not the skills that they come with that are most important, but the attitude they have, of wanting to be the best and rise to the challenge of being a part of our practice. And even the support staff really are part of the team here – I’ve worked in that role myself and so often you are really just a number, so we work very hard to make sure that isn’t the case here. The whole team has to work together to be able to provide the kind of service that the Dental Academy is renowned for, so it’s very important that everybody feels valued.” (


Beauty news Wild About Fall Deep greens, warm rose, and golden brown are the shades chosen to epitomise the Sicilian autumn, the inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana’s new beauty collection, out this month. Wild about Fall includes smoky smooth eye color quads and bold lipglosses, as well as The Lipstick in a high-fashion Chocolate tone sported in the campaign (pictured). If that’s too much for you, the Intense Nail Lacquer in ebano is just as modern, and works well as the new neutral. ‘Intriguing’ and ‘Mediterranean’ were the brief for the new look. From £21, Dolce & Gabbana (

Spray Paint in New Colours When Nails Inc launched Paint Can, its spray-on nail polish, it was a marketing masterstroke. Gone was the need for attentionto-detail that came with painting using a brush. The brand has now added a new metallic shade to its collection, called Good as Gold. Shake the can, spray nails from 10-15cm away and then wash hands with soapy water, for perfect results. Nails Inc has also launched a 2-in-1 Mini Base and Top Coat for shine. Paint Can, £10 (


Natural Science Launching across the UK from October, the latest in hyper-scientific skincare from luxury brand Natura Bissé is really quite something. The Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment is the latest innovation in chronocosmetic skincare, involving a two-step night-time regime that combines the Diamond Extreme Oil and Diamond Extreme Mask, using the skin’s natural time of rest to accelerate anti-ageing results. The dual treatment’s regenerating ingredients reach the deepest layers of the skin, acting on the epidermis level to stimulate skin renewal. In the morning, your skin is nourished, revitalised, brighter and more beautiful.(


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There’s a new launch coming from Jo Malone London next month so, naturally, we are over the moon. This time it’s the smooth and sumptuous Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream, designed to soothe and soften your hands with a lightweight, delicately scented formula which absorbs quickly, leaving hands moisturised without ever feeling greasy. The cream includes apricot kernel oil, as well as crisp geranium layered with the warmth of walnut to create a scent which complements all of the brand’s other fragrances. Hurry up, October. Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream RRP £22 (50ml), available from October 2016 (


Our feet are in use nearly every minute of every day, so it makes sense that we keep them happy and healthy. And that is what my treatment at the new Margaret Dabbs clinic in Alderley Edge promised to do. Margaret is a leading foot specialist, and I had heard great things from my London colleagues, male and female. Warmly welcomed by my expert podiatrist, Sarah, I was whisked into my private treatment room. The pedicure lasts around 45 minutes and is performed dry (the results are longer lasting this way), with hard skin removed first with a blade (painlessly I might add) and then foot file before product is applied. Everything is perfectly hygienic yet indulgent too. The product I went home with (along with ideas for Christmas gifts already) was the Foot Hygiene Cream, a lovely thick cream containing Margaret’s super ingredient Australian Emu Oil for skin renewal. I have been using it daily and it just sinks in. I didn’t think I needed to see a podiatrist but listening to Sarah’s expert questions and answers there really is a lot to learn and respect about your feet. Never mind realising that after 45mins my feet could actually feel lighter! I have already recommended the treatment to friends and will be returning to try out the reflexology offering next time.

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Seriously A-peel-ing Switch your nightly serum to Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. Its quinoa husk extract acts as an exfoliator to reveal refreshed skin, but it’s suitable for sensitive complexions. In trials, two to three drops applied nightly was rated by testers to be as effective as a 20 per cent glycolic acid peel – the preferred solution for salon facials. After applying, you can use moisturiser and serum as standard. Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, £40 ( 97

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5. King of Fragrance If you’re looking for gravitas, a fragrance inspired by an Arabian King is one option. Atkinsons’ new cologne pushes boundaries with a complex combination of tones including extracts of rare Laotian oud, creating a dominating woody scent. The notes are contrasted with smoky accords, and perfectly tied together with a hint of vanilla and amber. His Majesty the Oud, £150, Atkinsons ( 98

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he Rio Olympics are behind us but, as ever, Brazil continues to shine in athletics and sportswear. Now, luxury swimwear brand Frescobol Carioca has produced skateboards. They’re handcrafted in Brazil with several layers of wood offcuts, protected with a beeswax finish. Tijuca Skateboard, £750 (

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ombardier Recreational Products, the world leader in the design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of recreational power sports vehicles, has just announced its 2017 line-up in Florida. Unfortunately, we weren’t there but can bring you the latest additions to the range. There’s a new model with a pretty good price-point, the SPARK TRIXX, new GTI models and a new GTR-X 230 mid-range powered by a new Rotax engine. The TRIXX, as it name suggests, is light and nimble with new additions to the riser, bars and trim – all aimed to help riders perform tricks like a professional. The 2017 GTI models are lighter and offer the most fuel-efficient of any full-size watercraft on the market. They feature the compact Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) power plants too, offering extra horsepower and optimisation for regular fuel instead of premium gas. The verdict? New, improved and more geared to the rider than ever. ( 102

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Built for Cruisin’ The unmistakable look of the XDiavel, the recent winner of the Red Dot Design Award, now has an American design influence by Californian customiser, Roland Sands. At the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest in the USA, he presented – together with Ducati – his own interpretation of the Bologna-built cruiser. With a one-piece body fixed to the distinctive Ducati trellis frame, a 19” front wheel for a bold look, and a collection of billet aluminium details that deliver a unique result, this XDiavel has transformed into an even more decisive, radical sportchopper cruiser that still retains its inimitable Ducati DNA. This special one-off build is indeed something of a logical evolution for Roland Sands who has always had a thing for the Ducati cruiser. In addition to the custom design XDiavel, Roland Sands Design has created an exclusive line of special accessories and components, featured in the Ducati Performance catalogue, and currently available at Ducati dealers.

A remarkable 1948 Riley RMB has been shipped across the world from New Zealand to Hampshire by its long-term owner, James Welch who has donated it to the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu. Built in 1948 in Coventry, it was exported to a dealer in Bern, before being sent to the coachworks of Reinboldt & Christé AG of Basle. This specialist coach building firm had carried out a number of body modifications to Riley drophead models, but this was to be the only saloon to receive the same treatment. Two German coins dating from 1949 that were found inside the car still accompany it, souvenirs of its time in Europe. James Welch’s father, Pat, acquired the Riley in 1955 as part payment on his farm. Joining a car club, Pat then started to compete in hill climbs and speed events, accompanied by his son. The car was sold, crashed, sent to New Zealand, finally coming home in 1985. The Riley returned to the road in 2007, still with just 55,000 miles on the odometer and a lot of hours on the restoration clock,and has been donated to the National Motor Museum.

570GT Reveal McLaren Automotive has released details of the new McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of its debut on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach golf course, the world’s highest-profile competitive display of collectors’ cars. It is fitted with the McLaren-developed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine. Power and torque output are 562bhp and 443lb ft respectively and power is delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission, with adjustment through Normal, Sport and Track settings to produce one of the most rewarding and engaging driving experiences in the sports car class. This delivers breathtaking performance more commonly seen in the supercar segment: 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 204 mph. Despite supercar performance figures, there have been no sacrifices to the everyday driveability and practicality of the 570GT which returns 26.6 mpg. (


BRUTE FORCE It’s taken 50 years for Ford’s mighty Mustang to get here but it’s been worth the wait says Matthew Carter


ames Bond’s Aston aside, no car has seared itself into popular culture as strongly as the Ford Mustang. What car did Lieutenant Frank Bullitt drive when policing San Francisco? A Highland Green ’68 Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback. Eleanor, star of Gone in Sixty Seconds? A silver and black ’67 Mustang. And what type of car did Sally ride around in, according to Wilson Pickett? You’ve got it – a brand new Mustang, a 1965… Despite being in the global spotlight for more than 50 years, however, the Mustang – the car that inspired our own Ford Capri – has never officially been sold in the UK. But now that’s all changed. The 2016 ’Stang is overpowered, it oversteers and it’s over here. It’s finally in right-hand drive and it’s great. The latest version of the Mustang harks back to its glory days with menacing muscle-car looks and incorporates a number of iconic styling features. The ‘tri-bar’ tail-lights (LED these days), the ‘shark-bite’ front bumper and, of course, the long hood/short rump fastback styling are all redolent of the first of the breed. Underneath the skin it’s a little more


sophisticated than its predecessors, but only a little. There’s a proper multi-link back axle in place of the antiquated cart springs used up until now, but beneath the bonnet lies a pleasingly old-fashioned and decidedly non-PC 5.0-litre V8 that drinks like a fish and has a deep rumbling soundtrack. Overpowered and oversteers? Well it boasts 416 horsepower, more than a Porsche 911 Carrera and enough to give it a pretty rapid 4.8 seconds time for the 0-62 mph sprint and a top speed of 155 mph. But the performance is brutal rather than subtle, especially in manual form, and although the chassis has been retuned for Europe – our Mustangs feature Ford’s Performance Pack as standard, which includes stiffer springs, extra bracing for the suspension, a thicker anti-roll bar and upgraded brakes – it still needs handling with care. Too much right pedal at an inopportune moment and the rear end will do its best to overtake the front. And that’s despite the chassis-taming four selectable driving modes: snow/wet, normal, sport and track.

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The V8 manual has launch control, allowing you to take full advantage of all that performance


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Ah, yes track. This is where the Mustang V8 can perform its party trick. The V8 manual has launch control, allowing you to take full advantage of all that performance when starting a hot lap. More interesting is an electronic system called Line Lock. This holds the car on the front brakes while you spin up the rears and engulf the thing in bellowing tyre smoke. Ford, coyly, suggests this allows you to ‘warm’ the tyres prior to some serious track work. Use it too often, though, and your tyre bill will quickly overtake your fuel bill. Out on the road it feels like the big, heavy car it is. In performance terms the Mustang is up against compact sports cars such as the Porsche Cayman or the Toyota GT86 and, in truth, both the German and the Japanese machines are more agile and, size-wise, better-suited to narrower European FORD MUSTANG roads. But neither FASTBACK 5.0 V8 GT has anywhere near PRICE: £34,995 the character of ENGINES: Front-mounted, the Mustang. 4,951cc, V8 petrol In fact, in many POWER: 416 hp respects the Ford PERFORMANCE: 155 mph max, verges on the 0-62 mph in 4.8 secs crude. The interior DRIVE: Rear-wheel drive, six-speed is heavy on vinyl and manual transmission bare metal and the switches and dials lack a premium feel. Standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and an auto dimming rear view mirror. The front seats are power adjustable and there are power-folding door mirrors. These incorporate a neat touch – puddle lamps that project the Mustang badge on the ground when the door is opened at night. There’s also a central eight-inch screen for the infotainment system but, in standard form at least, it lacks sat nav. As a result most cars will be specified with the Custom Pack, which, for a bargain £1,750, adds a ‘Shaker Pro’ premium audio system, nav, climate-controlled seats, fancy alloy wheels and extra chrome outside. It also

includes rear parking sensors, which is a little belt and braces given that the Mustang already has a reversing camera as standard. Just so that no one can miss the fact that you’ve got a V8, it comes with a large ‘5.0’ badge on the forward flanks. And given that you are going to stand out from the crowd no matter which Mustang you’ve got, you might as well go for an in-yer-face colour: Competition Orange, Race Red or Triple Yellow for example. In truth, if you are looking for an everyday sports car with performance, handling and a little discreet style, the Mustang is not for you. But if you want something that really makes a statement, something that the cognoscenti will appreciate and something that will give you a thrill every time you fire it up, then there’s nothing to beat the flashy Ford. And that’s before we get to the really amazing bit. Despite the huge amount of metal on offer, the power and the formidable heritage you will be buying into, the Mustang costs less than £35,000 on the road. That makes it the performance bargain of the decade.



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Short haul

Rendezvous at the Ritz

Under the Clouds Ideal for history enthusiasts or couples looking for a cosy bolt-hole with a twist, Spitfire Barn is a grown-up love nest set in the Herefordshire Hills, meticulously designed to pay homage to a symbol of great British aviation, The Spitfire. With gorgeous interiors – including a wood-burning stove, a large kitchen, oak beams, Egyptian cotton linen and a roll top bath – laze away the days tucking into the welcome hamper, exploring the 50-plus local Spitfire crash sites or stargazing with the super-powerful telescope. Available from £790 for four night stays, or £990 per week (01237 426289;

Suite Sensations How do you top a Michelin-star restaurant, hyper-exclusive address in London’s embassy-heavy Belgravia neighbourhood, enormous suites, private gym, awardwinning spa and, thanks to the new Suite Sensations offer, a 10 per cent discount on daily room rates? Frankly, we’re not sure you can – which is why The Halkin by COMO, perhaps London’s most sinfully luxurious contemporary hotel (also considered one of the capital’s first boutique lodgings), remains one of our enduring favourites. First floor suites in particular are some of the city’s roomiest, with warm marble-clad bathrooms and huge bathtubs, plus all the latest tech toys (of course) and smart, minimalist décor. There’s also an excellent bar, should you fancy a taste of world-class mixology, but the crowning glory of this gem is unanimously regarded as its one Michelin-star Basque restaurant, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, with its tapas masterpieces and iconic ceiling decorated with hundreds of test tubes filled with sand. (

The curtains have lifted on the Ritz Paris, following its first refurbishment since opening in 1898. All 142 rooms have been redesigned – an undertaking that has involved 1,000 people over the past four years. The swimming pool’s turquoise mosaic has been updated, plus there’s a new underground ballroom and the first Chanel spa in the world, with 15 of the 71 suites themed after famous guests. From €1,000 (

Long haul C’est Rouge

C’est Rouge is the first original cabaret production to be brought to the Faena Theater (at the Faena Miami Beach hotel), with performances currently scheduled until the end of the year. Bianca Li, choreographer and director, designed the performance to showcase the ability of the human body, bringing together Christian Louboutin for footwear, Fifi Chachnil for lingerie and hair by Oribe. Get ready to be dazzled. Tickets from $45 (



Golden Gulf On its own five-hectare private island, Bethan Rees discovers the glamour of the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay


o me, pearls invoke memories of my grandmother, who was always embellished with a string of the luminescent gems on every occasion. To others, pearls may symbolise purity, or simply a wonderful gift. Bahrain’s pearls are widely heralded for their lustre, often attributed to the combination of the Persian Gulf’s freshwater springs and its warmer, shallower, highly saline water. Their importance to this island region is rooted centuries before Bahrain’s discovery of oil, from the 5th millennium BC until the 1930s, when its economy was built upon pearls. These natural beauties have since adorned the necks of the Queen of Sheba, Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great, and are said to be some of the best in the world.


Its waters also give the country its name: Bahrain means “two seas” in Arabic and the divide is pretty breath-taking. Waking up from a night’s sleep at the Four Seasons hotel on Bahrain Bay – a man-made waterfront island development in the capital city, Manama – I open the curtains to look out across the peninsula at an explosion of blues. The fresh water springs closest to the coast are a light turquoise, reminiscent of a Tiffany & Co. jewellery box; from azure to teal, ultramarine to cerulean, the saltwater ocean reminds me of Picasso’s blue period. This imposing, ultra-modern hotel takes centre stage on Bahrain Bay. Its striking H-shaped tower features a two-storey “sky bridge” and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the architects responsible for Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

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Bahrain Bay is mid-way through a ten-year, $2.5bn development project and this part of the Gulf combines a rich history with an everexpanding skyline, which the Four Seasons punctuates beautifully. The 432,000sq m site is connected to the mainland by causeways; the Four Seasons’ five-hectare private island is a focal point within the new district, which will eventually have even more hotels, residential towers and cultural venues. “This is Bahrain’s moment,” says Greg Pirkle, the general manager of the hotel, who has enjoyed a 25-year career with Four Seasons, from its hotels in New York to Langkawi. “It’s a very strategic market for us in the Gulf Cooperation Council, and we are thrilled to have been able to enter it with strong local partners who share our vision and have helped to deliver a truly iconic property.”

Hotel manager Bob Suri adds that “with the Formula 1 Grand Prix and a world of diversions for gourmands, ancient history buffs, cultural explorers, golfers, pearl divers, shoppers – and those who just want to chill on the beach – now is the time to see for yourself why everyone is talking about Bahrain.”


One of the country’s most popular attractions is the Bahrain National Museum, where collections pay homage to the island’s history. Alongside its many archaeological finds is a replica souq reminiscing on traditional trades and crafts as well as exhibits that delve into the history of pearl

Try anti-gravity yoga, the “saltwater experience” pool or Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse diving. Fifteen minutes away, on the mainland, is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bahrain Fort. Only around a quarter of the site has been excavated, including the Portuguese fort, which was once the capital of Dilmun and built in the 16th century to defend this part of the Gulf – its artificial mound and grand moated structure look particularly beautiful at night, when the fort is struck by floodlights. In its own way, the sheer size of the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay is staggering. Its commanding lobby is bordered by eight mature olive trees, while floor-to-ceiling windows lend the entrance a dramatic backdrop, facing the bay and the Manama skyline. Sweeping black Carrara marble adorns the floor – beautiful white veins give the vast space an amiable elegance. On the walls are 1920s-style plaster motifs of the flamingos that are native to the country. Although you may be able to spy these birds – which are a paler candyfloss hue – on the mainland, your chances are even better by heading south to the Hawar Islands. You can make a day trip to the islands, which lie just off the west coast of Qatar, by jumping on a boat from the Ad Dur Jetty.


The hotel put the esteemed Pierre-Yves Rochon at the helm of its interior design. The man behind the Shangri-La Paris, The Savoy and the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco has designed the property to resemble an art deco ocean liner, and nods to this theme can be found in the sweeping staircase that leads to one of the hotel’s five restaurants. The 68-storey hotel has 273 bedrooms, an impressive 57 of these being suites. All are decorated in one of three colours: royal blue, emerald or burnt orange – right down to the hand-selected artwork. Each has an elevated and unobstructed view from huge windows facing either north towards the Arabian Gulf or south towards the city, both sensational in their own way. Walking into my room, I find a pair of green cocktail chairs and an Hermès throw on the bed. In the marble bathroom, bubbles (that have also come courtesy of the French luxury brand) fill the tub up to my collarbones and I find a level of relaxation that I’ve been craving for a long while, accompanied by Erykah Badu’s dulcet tones in surround sound. Slumbering in a Four Seasons bed is not an experience easily forgotten. Forget the thread count: mattresses are custom-designed using temperature regulation technology, with a spongy yet perfectly firm feel that provides the

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key to a good night’s sleep. (Guests can transform their bedroom at home into a wonderful sleep sanctuary too – the Four Seasons bed is also available to purchase.) Bahrain is incredibly hot in September, at around 36 degrees Celsius; the peak tourist season is in the cooler months between November and February, when temperatures still hit averages in the low to mid 20s. Fortunately for guests, various pools are on hand for a cool down. Although there’s no beach, the “saltwater experience” pool provides an enclosed swimming area in the bay’s own salty waters, and elsewhere the sophisticated adults-only Azure pool offers a

beach club vibe, all orange beds and cabanas surrounding the water’s edge. After a sunset swim, it’s time to choose from one of the hotel’s five restaurants. If you’re in a carnivorous mood, head to Cut by Wolfgang Puck, an American-style steakhouse from the critically acclaimed chef and dine on Australian wagyu filet mignon or Japanese pure bred wagyu beef. On the 50th floor, another of Puck’s restaurants offers an innovative take on contemporary Asian cuisine: don’t leave Bahrain without trying the “Angry Lobster”, a spicy Thai-inspired dish that is sure to cure any jetlag haze. For an exhilarating night-time experience, the Ventus Lounge boats are pretty much exactly as they sound. Guests can take out a motorised lounge on a boat across the bay and enjoy gazing back at the skyline while sipping on champagne. Decked out in wood and cream leather, there’s a yacht-like feel to the vessels and as we glide across the water with smooth house pumping through the speakers, I discover the essence of Bahrain’s pure, unadulterated glamour. Even if your instinct tells you to avoid exercise at all costs, I recommend trying out anti-gravity yoga. Picture the scene: using hammocks slightly suspended above the ground, you feel like you’re flying. I swing, twist and stretch in ways that I never imagined I would be able to, and find myself hanging upside down in the “monkey” position, supporting my body by intertwining my feet in the silks cords. After that workout, head to the spa for an invigorating oud massage that uses Sodashi’s oil, rich with rose and frankincense. Bahrain is a gem in the Gulf’s crown, and the Four Seasons is its pearl. From ancient history and local culture to luxe lifestyle, this versatile country has a lot to offer – and if you’re really lucky, you might even sneak a peek of those majestic flamingos. From £330 per room per night, including taxes and breakfast (+973 1711 5000, Gulf Air flies twice daily from London Heathrow to Bahrain, with premium onboard and Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounges in both terminals (0844 493 1717,


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Weekend away …Corinthia Hotel, London WORDS: GEMMA KNIGHT


hough it’s undoubtedly one of London’s most perfectly situated hotels – sandwiched neatly between Trafalgar Square and the Thames, ten minutes’ walk from Soho, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the Southbank – it’s the oasis of tranquillity within the Corinthia’s walls which makes it truly special. Opened in 2011, this majestic former Ministry of Defence Building in Whitehall manages to seamlessly blend historic charm with modern luxury in a way that’s rarely so successful. From the minute you step into its beautiful light, airy lobby lounge – with its colossal glass dome and stunning Baccarat Chandelier – the busy city streets satisfyingly drain away, replaced by a sensation that’s equal parts soothing and sophisticated. The 294 rooms (43 of which are suites) ooze warm, sleek design, plus requisite Nespresso machine, ESPA toiletries and sweet personal touches that achieve a subtle sense of homeliness. Trot to the designated spa lift in your robe and slippers to be whisked down to the subterranean four-storey ESPA Life Spa, the brand’s flagship location and the like of which I’ve not seen anywhere in the world. Design is inspired by Chanel, with separate changing floors for men and women (complete with sleep pods and sprawling shower suites), plus long firepits set into black marble on the labyrinthine thermal floor (and all the usual treatments and trainers). When you’ve achieved peak Zen, throw on


your finest heels and diamonds and settle in for a marathon of luxury and Laurent-Perrier at one of the hotel’s excellent eateries – the bright, high-ceilinged Northall restaurant, where chef Garry Hollihead serves a menu of seasonal, British dishes that left us truly giddy with delight, and Italian-inspired Massimo’s, where spectacular seafood should be preceded by champagne at the glorious Art Deco-inspired bar. When you’ve exhausted the hotel’s gastronomic offerings and want to venture further afield, head to the newly opened Restaurant Ours in South Kensington; the newest ‘it’ eatery to hit the London scene. The brainchild of Tom Sellers, chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Story in Bermondsey, the catwalk entrance sets the tone for thoroughly fashionable dining, though the interior – cavernous, triple-height, with a mezzanine bar, living wall and three real fairylit trees – is refreshingly quirky and relaxed. The whole menu is wonderful – from the warm sourdough bread to the decadent salted caramel doughnuts – but several especially superb dishes stand out, among them the ‘Our chips’, generously slathered in melting foie gras and pecorino; the shrimp and yuzu toasties; Cambrian Hereford sirloin steak with béarnaise; and ‘Our crudités’ – which arrive on a bed of moss in a wooden crate, surrounded by a fog of cascading dry ice. Without doubt, London’s most theatrical crudités. (;

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BE PREPARED When it comes to investing, there’s a host of things to consider before even looking at the opportunities on offer. Tristan Hartey guides us through the important questions


hen looking into investing it is crucial to know your tolerance to risk, so that you can ensure your investments are put into the risk portfolio that’s right for you. Here we discuss the steps you should consider when deciding your risk appetite.

Know what you can afford to lose. Ask yourself what would happen if you lost some or all of the money you’re putting into investments. This will depend on your circumstances and how much of your money you’re investing. Think about people who depend on you financially and any other important financial commitments you need to be sure of meeting. Work out your goals and timings. Your saving and investing choices will depend on your goals and timescales. The bigger your goal in relation to the assets or income you wish to invest, the greater the rate of return required to beat inflation and hit your goal. Taking no volatility risk at all may make your goals impossible to achieve; taking too much may lose you your investment. Short-term goals are best saved for in cash. If you have a short-term goal, one you expect to realise in under five years, such as being able to buy a car or saving for a house deposit, your appetite for volatility risk would usually be low. This means that cash products will be the best place to invest. You don’t want to be worrying about the state of the financial markets when you need your money to be readily accessible. However, cash savings run the risk of not keeping up with rising prices (inflation risk).


Inflation-beating returns with longer-term goals. It’s more common to put your money into investments that have a better chance of giving you inflation-beating returns, such as shares, but which carry the risk of prices going down. A longer time frame gives your investment more time to recover if it falls in value. Therefore, if you have a long-term goal, it makes sense to be prepared to take on volatility risk for the opportunity of higher returns. However, as a long-term goal moves closer, the risk balance should change. For example, you may want to start moving into less volatile assets a few years before the goal date, to start ‘locking-in’ gains, and to protect your investment against events like market falls. At any one time, you may have a mixture of short-term or critical goals. Tristan Hartey is managing director of Hartey Wealth Management and will be running a series of events about risk tolerance this autumn. (; 0808 168 5866) The above (which does not constitute advice) has been provided by Tristan Hartey of Hartey Wealth Management Limited, Oswestry, SY11 2NR. Tel: 0808 168 5866. Registered in England and Wales No 8288660. Registered Office: 5-7 Beatrice Street, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1QE. Hartey Wealth Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Easy as 1, 2, 3 Childrenswear brand ABC123me was only launched in 2014, but it’s already making waves in the clothing industry with its brightly coloured collections. The label has stood out for its use of everyday children to model its clothes, and is constantly on the lookout for new faces to sport its styles. The latest line launched in August and includes sporty styles, such as long-sleeved baseball T-shirts, denim bomber jackets, Breton Tees and camouflage print sweatshirts. (

Kids’ news Spot On It’s no secret that the British summer weather can be temperamental at best. And yet, seaside towns inevitably become flooded with keen holidaymakers as soon as the sun comes out. If you’re planning a coastal retreat this autumn, be sure to pack Mini Rodini’s bathrobe and towel designed to help banish any post-swim chills. On offer in pink and brown, the polka-dot creations are made from organic cotton terry to keep water babies warm and dry. From £25 for a towel (

I Want Scandi Having taken over our homes and infiltrated our wardrobes, Scandinavian design is going one step further by influencing our children’s fashion habits, too. Swedish label COS has launched its latest line of kidswear – a selection of tops, bottoms and knitwear modelled on its adult AW16 line. Pick up cosy cardigans, slogan tees and cotton dresses that will see your children through till spring. From £10 ( 118

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I Sleeping Beauty If there’s one thing that Disney has taught us, it’s that home design comes easy to fairy tale characters. From Sleeping Beauty’s palace to Snow White’s cottage, there’s no shortage of interior inspiration in the world of folklore. And if you’ve been lusting after the array of elaborate cabinets in Beauty and the Beast, look to Silver Cross for nursery furniture that presents the same fairy tale vibe. Ornate detailing and ivory finishes take centre stage in the label’s Windsor collection, which comprises a cot bed, dresser and wardrobe. Prince Charming not included. From £500 (

have just returned from a howl-tastic holiday in Spain – siestas, sunbathing, paw dipping and late night walks on the beach – so what better way to celebrate my return to Cheshire than to visit my new favourite haunt? The Botanist is the perfect place to join my whole family for a night of great food, surroundings and live entertainment, so you can often find me propping up the bar in either Knutsford or Alderley Edge. True to its name, your dinner is served in various garden implements – think mushrooms on a trowel, fries in a cute little bucket, sauces in tiny watering cans and desserts set on a beach – and they even kindly make a special chicken dish just for me. I always get plenty of hugs from the staff, too, plus – for their two-legged patrons – there’s a long cocktail list, including concoctions with imaginative names such as Thai Chilli Crush and Lemon and Vanilla Goblet. They even offer a masterclass in cocktail making, in which my owner Anji is especially interested.

‘“I watch the fog coming in at night, and I feel deep in my paws that Hallowe’en is almost here”

Draw the Line When friends and fashion industry moguls Philippa Cloete and Kate Please spotted a gap in the market for stylish, high quality girls’ clothes that don’t compromise on comfort, they quit their day jobs and set up a brand that ticks all the boxes. Outside the Lines launched in August, offering a 30-piece collection of knitwear, jeans, dresses and outerwear in a soft colour palette and durable materials. From £25 (

On our way home I watch the fog coming in at night, and I feel deep in my paws that Hallowe’en is almost here. My little brother Aston wants to pick his own pumpkin so we’ll all soon be paying a visit to Malpas Farm, where they have a field full of pumpkins for Aston to choose from, for us all to take home where we can make soup and pie before carving a scary face. You enter the field through a monstrous maize maze, finding lots of spooky goings on as you make your way to the lucky dip, creepy crafts, revolting refreshments, scary sweeties and ghastly games. Fancy dress is encouraged, and Halloween dogs on leads are allowed too, so why not head to Malpas Farm during October half term between 10am and 6pm? Until next time... When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Hallowe’en. Love & Licks,

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Full Board Abbey College Manchester has just unveiled plans for new state-of-the-art boarding accommodation in association with Portergate Properties and its Riverside House residence. Sixth formers can now choose to board in one of 72 contemporary ensuite hotelstandard rooms less than a mile from the main college building on King Street. Riverside House has 24-hour on-site security, secure entry, CCTV, on-site maintenance and well equipped communal areas, kitchen and laundry allowing a full-board arrangement. This boarding option will be available from September 2016. (

The classroom BBC School Report Now is the time to sign up to School Report 2016-17 with News Day, taking place on 16 March 2017. After 10 years of the BBC initiative, the eleventh year promises to be bigger than ever. It offers 11-16 year-old students around the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience, and also involves BBC staff sharing their skills. A must for all budding journalists out there. (

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Frau Jessica Houghton, head of German at King’s, has been named German Teacher of the Year – an accolade given by a group of revered Anglo-German institutions, including The German Embassy, The Goethe Institute and the Department for Education. It is the second time in 12 months that Jessica, who is an advocate for improving language learning in UK education, has been recognised: last year she was rated as one of the top ten German teachers in the country. She has been at King’s for 11 years and believes, “The maxim of ‘having fun while learning’ is paramount, allowing pupils a meaningful context to use their language skills, while enjoying themselves.” ( 121

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Ask the Experts Whether your kids are just starting school, embarking on a boarding adventure or choosing exam options, our local academic experts have all the advice you and your brood need to tackle the next scholastic challenge with ease

Boarding Starting at a new school offers young people the chance to develop new interests, discover hidden talents and make new friends. Mark Turner, headmaster of Shrewsbury School, looks at the benefits of boarding


move to a boarding school such as Shrewsbury enhances the scope and scale of these exciting opportunities. With first-class teaching and facilities, and a vast array of academic, sporting and extra-curricular activities on offer – but without a daily commute – boarders’ days are longer, their weeks fuller. As a result, boarders often have the chance to achieve more, turn their interests into lasting passions and forge lasting friendships. Most teenagers yearn for a degree of independence as they seek to develop their own identity. Boarding provides this opportunity, but within the security of a strongly supportive community. Our pupils develop real confidence and belief in themselves, while living in a close boarding community also helps them learn to respect different opinions, as well as looking out for those who live around them. Our pupils also enjoy one of the best locations of any school in the country, a beautiful site on the edge of a bustling county town with ready access to glorious countryside. (

Back to School The start of the new school term can be daunting for some children, so our expert, Lucy Davies, head teacher at The Firs School, Chester shares some of her advice to help with the back to school process


ne of the easiest things parents can do to help ease their children into school is to speak positively about it, how exciting it is and how lucky your child is to attend. Talk about the new teachers and discuss some of the classes and activities your child takes part in. Ask lots of questions but also be prepared to not receive many answers! If your child has a favourite subject or activity, discuss that in more detail so your child is focusing on the positive aspects. Try to familiarise yourself with their timetable so you can discuss the week planner in detail. The more you know about the school the more you can help your child settle back in. Also try to make sure your child knows that teachers are not all the same and will teach differently. Most children are very happy at school but if you do have any concerns we are here to help – never hesitate to contact the teachers or head. Teachers and parents do have common aims – we want every child to be happy and do well! (


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Tackling GCSE Options Choosing GCSE subjects is an exciting milestone, but can cause anxiety as students and parents weigh the options before them. Withington Girls’ School Headmistress Mrs Sarah Haslam advises on the important things to keep in mind

A Level Preparation It’s early September, and you’re armed with GCSE results and looking forward to A level study. But what should you be planning for in looking ahead to sixth form study? Philip Britton, Headmaster of Bolton School Boys’ Division, gives his three top tips when it comes to taking the next step


he first is to be prepared for independent study. There will be more free time in the day, more private study and homework, and more requirement to read around your subject if you are to excel. All that requires planning if you are to use time wisely for work and have some left over for other activity. If you drift you will find you have time neither for work nor for relaxation. The second is to know your targets and know what your staging posts of success are. The new A levels may well see you sitting a final exam after two years of study, not modules after one term. To avoid drifting be sure you know how your school will inform you about on-going progress and how you will react to that. There is no room to have a gentle start. Finally, enjoy yourself and ask questions if you feel you are not. You are now studying just the subjects you like and are good at, with plenty of choice and many opportunities. Enjoyment includes hard work but you should be getting some academic satisfaction. Be quick to act if you soon see you have chosen the wrong path. (


The key is to remember that this stage of education should focus on breadth and enjoyment. Aim for a range of arts, sciences, humanities, languages and practical subjects, but bear in mind that some young people have clear aptitudes for a particular area of study. Ask whether the school builds the option blocks around the year group’s interests, giving your child more choice, or if subject combinations are already determined, which can be limiting. How will the school help your child to manage their workload across different subjects? Is time protected for PE and personal, social, health and economic education, and will your child be encouraged to continue with co-curricular activities which are all crucial for developing character and promoting health, wellbeing and social awareness? Allow your child to pursue what they enjoy and choose those subjects in which they have a particular talent. This is the surest way to enable them to be happy and successful in the longterm. Universities want students who have both a genuine interest in the subject and the skills and habits that will enable them to succeed. Focus on the quality of the educational experience, your child’s strengths and passions and they can look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling two years. (

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Growing Happily All parents want a harmonious school where their children can thrive and learn well. Sarah Clark, headmistress of the Queen’s School in Chester, unpicks what goes into making a happy academic atmosphere Led from the Top


Creating an environment in which pupils are happy and not afraid to take intellectual risks, make mistakes and ask for help is my personal vision of successful pastoral care. As parents, you want your children to grow up independent, brave, resilient, respectful and caring, and teachers want the same for their pupils. The behaviours children see modelled every day by staff, peers and older pupils will have an impact on how they behave, whether it is having a go on stage when less than note perfect, being supportive to a friend who is trying hard or working hard for examinations.

Strong connections between pupils and staff are so important. Regular scheduled form or house time, outings and visits, small group work, residential trips and extracurricular clubs are all ideal opportunities for staff to get to know their pupils better – not just how good they are at maths or geography, but what inspires them and where their ambitions lie. Do you feel the teachers know their pupils well as individuals? Watch how teachers interact with pupils and how pupils interact with each other.

Working Together The long-term success of a pupil is down to strong home-school relationships. From the very first meeting, parents should be left in no doubt as to the importance of their role in their child’s education and welfare. Equally, teachers need to respect the enormous trust that parents are placing in them. A carefully thought out settling in period, coupled with regular updates and an ‘open door’ policy go a long way to ensuring an effective parentteacher relationship. Speak to the headteacher about exactly how they do this, and speak to current parents about how involved they feel in the school.


No Cotton Wool Creating a warm and friendly environment where pupils thrive and grow is not the same as wrapping them up in cotton wool – far from it. Children need to grow through experiences, taking on adventures and challenges. Outward bound activities, competitions, volunteering, charity work and visiting speakers are all ways to introduce a dose of the ‘real world’ to schools, as is teaching pupils how to interact online and use social media responsibly. We cannot shield pupils from what may scare us; it is our job as educators to give our young people the understanding and skills to intelligently navigate their way through this constantly changing world. (


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t is time to get on board with Petit Bateau’s latest collection of marine-inspired tops. The Marinière Breton T-shirt is one of the brand’s most iconic pieces and this season it has been jazzed up with wild brushstroke stripes, messy fonts and playful sketches in a nautical colour palette. Designed with youngsters in mind, the staple range of sailor tees, vests and long-sleeved tops is perfect for little wardrobes, but grown-ups need not feel envious because the collection is available in adult sizes, too. From £17 (


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Paint the Town It has been 70 years since Farrow & Ball founders John Farrow and Richard Ball met while working on a local clay pit and decided to set up their own paint business. Contracts with Ford Motor Company, Raleigh bikes and the National Trust quickly followed and now the label has become a household name. To mark the milestone anniversary, Farrow & Ball’s in-house colour guru Joa Studholme and the brand’s creative team have written a how-to guide to decorating. Pick up a copy of How to Decorate for tips on the best shades for a north-facing room, combining neutral tones and getting creative with floor paint. £30 (

Globe Trotter Those looking to fill their home with wares from around the world without clocking up the air miles should look to David Linley for travel-inspired home accessories. The designer’s Girih collection offers geometric Islamicinspired designs in the form of trinket boxes, candles, rugs and tumblers. The range is available in warm shades of cobalt blue, gold and amber. From £85 for a key ring (


The Fine Print If the dreary weather is dampening your parade, inject a much needed burst of colour into your life with Monsoon Home’s new collection of kaleidoscopic prints. The second collaboration with sofa brand Multiyork will debut new designs cherry-picked from the fashion label’s archive. Choose from dainty brocade-style prints in spearmint and blush, paisley patterns in mint green and peach, and statement designs in lime and fuchsia hues – all of which have been upholstered onto plush cushions, sofas, chairs and footstools. From £769 (

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Take to the Floor Hardwood floor manufacturer Ted Todd began life by reclaiming the floors of Victorian mills and restoring them to their former glory. Since then, the brand has gone on to create its own range of contemporary boards that will stand the test of time, boasting an extensive collection of 400 textures and finishes. The company supplies flooring for homes and businesses and has garnered an impressive clientele, which includes hotels, restaurants and multi-unit residential schemes. POA (

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“Five hours, (and who can do it less in?) By haughty Celia spent in dressing; The goddess from her chamber issues, Arrayed in lace, brocades and tissues.” Opening lines of ‘The Lady’s Dressing Room’ by Jonathan Swift

Kings of Chelsea, the exclusive UK retailer of Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors based on London’s exclusive King’s Road, prides itself on offering the latest Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors, Roberto Cavalli Wallpaper, Roberto Cavalli Linens and Roberto Cavalli Luxury Tableware collections. The latest collection, launched recently in stylish design hub Milan, has been available at the brand’s London showroom since the start of September, and is a must visit for fans of couture interior design. 387 King’s Rd, London, SW10 (


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What post-Brexit slump? WORDS: CRISPIN HARRIS MRICS, J A C K S O N - S T O P S & S TA F F


he fears of post-Brexit commentators may be loud and consistent, however across the property market the mood in Cheshire remains buoyant as sellers close deals with continuing confidence and in significant numbers. The speed at which we, the public, are told of post-Brexit woes and resulting consumer behaviour lags somewhat behind the reality, with the financial sectors’ reporting failing to corroborate what we are seeing ‘on the street’. In the time it takes to complete and publicise economic reports – often weeks or months – consumer confidence has already changed, and the reports are obsolete and lacking a real feel for the public mood and outlook. Here at Jackson-Stops & Staff we’ve observed a steady and upbeat public who are no longer just looking but are actively buying property. The only caveat was a short-term hiatus at the top end of the market, but this has disappeared to be replaced with a newfound sureness. With vendors still happy to negotiate sensible deals, and purchasers continuing to search for their next home, the post-Brexit experts may have got it wrong. Our own evidence points to a minor blip followed by an increased enthusiasm and assurance for moving home from both vendors and purchasers.


Time for Tea Luxury tea company Newby Teas of London presents the Dong Ding caddy, the high-end star of the Newby Teas Oolong Collection. Considered the ‘Château Lafite’ of tea – and a perfect gift for those tea connoisseurs who’ll value the aesthetic qualities of a collectible black and silver latticed caddy – Dong Ding is an unusual, rich, smooth tea with notes of honey, melon and lilac. Exceptionally rare and filled with health-boosting properties, it looks as stunning on your desk as your kitchen counter. £119 for 100g caddy (

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• 4 reception rooms • study • conservatory • snooker room • gym • steam room • 5 bedrooms (all en suite) • garaging • in all over half an acre • EPC - E Guide Price: £1,995,000

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Nether Alderley A newly constructed 14,000 sq ft Georgian style country house with an outstanding specification & leisure suite.

• 4 reception rooms • 5 bedrooms (all en suite) • lower ground floor 1 bedroom suite • cinema • garaging • leisure suite with pool, Jacuzzi, playroom, games room & gym • gardens • in all just over 1 acre • EPC - B Guide Price: £4,950,000

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Ashley A stunning residence in the style of a Mediterranean villa set in fabulous grounds of approximately 5 acres.

• 2 reception rooms • study • 4 bedrooms (3 en suite) • 1 bedroom annexe • garaging • tennis court • approximately 5 acres • EPC - D Guide Price: £1,595,000

Manchester A stunning award winning detached residence nestled majestically on the edge of a small private lake in a tranquil oasis just a few miles from Manchester city centre.

• 2 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms (all en suite) • leisure complex with pool, spa & steam room • garaging • loggia • in all about 2 acres • EPC - C Guide Price: £1,495,000

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Bryning One of the most prestigious houses on the Fylde coast, sitting in stunning landscaped grounds.

• 4 reception rooms • study • breakfast room • entertainment room • bar • cinema room • gym • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 3 bedroom annexe • garaging • pool • lake • in all approximately 4 acres • EPC - D Guide Price: £3,250,000

Bowdon A handsome Victorian property set in beautiful mature gardens, in need of some updating.

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Wilmslow An exquisite modern family house with fabulous views sitting in 2 acres.

• stamp duty paid • 3 reception rooms • study • 4 bedrooms (2 en suite) • bathroom • outbuilding with gym, conservatory & garaging • stables • paddock • in all approximately 2 acres • EPC - E Guide Price: £1,350,000

Alderley Edge An enchanting Grade II Listed cottage set in stunning gardens within Alderley Edge.

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Mottram St Andrew An exceptional south-facing Arts and Crafts style house with breathtaking views, nestled in exquisite landscaped gardens and paddock land.

• 4 reception rooms • study • 5 bedrooms (2 en suite) • bathroom • garaging • stables • in all about 1.5 acres • EPC - D Guide Price: £2,350,000

Sutton A substantial, quintessentially English country house complex combining convenience, tranquility and immense flexibility.

• 3 reception rooms • study • conservatory • 8 bedrooms • 6 bath/shower rooms • second detached property with 2 bedroom apartment, garaging for 6 cars & stable • orchards • paddock • in all about 2.33 acres • EPC - D Guide Price: £1,650,000

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Combs A delightful stone farm house with breathtaking views over the Peak District. • 2 reception rooms • study • 4 bedrooms (1 en suite) • family bathroom • garage • about 0.4 of an acre • a further 5.25 acres is available by separate negotiation • EPC - E

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Gawsworth A beautiful farm house presented in peerless condition, complemented by two cottages, in a courtyard setting. • 3 reception rooms • orangery • study • wine cellar • 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) • family bathroom • two 1 bedroom cottages • garaging • Dutch barn • paddock • in all approximately 2.73 acres • EPC – E

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Classic Modernism Chicago-based designer Donna Mondi channels the dark glamour of 1920s Chicago in her latest interior design project featuring luxury brand KOKET


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ince 2001, Donna Hall, principal of Donna Mondi Interior Design, has been successfully creating interiors with a delicate fusion of European Classicism and American Modernism. In her most recent Chicago project, Hall’s inspiration is the sultry charm of Roaring Twenties Chicago, taking advantage of the unique architecture of the space. “The overall inspiration came from the era of the 1920s in Chicago,” she explains. “I always take cues from the architecture of a space and then twist it in a modern way.” Her interiors are composed of bold elements layered with textures and patterns, but with a cohesive feeling that runs throughout the design. One of her noted design signatures is to play with the ceiling



design or the ‘5th wall’, as seen in the dining room of this project. Hall covered the ceiling in an ethereal Maya Romanoff wallcovering, while painting the surrounding walls in a glossy black lacquer to reflect light throughout the oval-shaped room. The split living room also features a dynamic plaster ceiling, added to complement and downplay the striking portrait that immediately grabs your attention. The master bedroom flashes tones of gold and white, as apparent in the lively, vintage-vibe wallpaper. To add some symmetry and balance to this playful space, Hall created matching scenes on either side of the fireplace


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featuring two custom KOKET Divine Armoires. The iridescent peacock feather armoires were custom made into chests, then Hall topped them with hung Art Deco mirrors, to adorn either side of the fireplace for luxurious his and hers spaces. “I like to infuse interiors with elements from different periods and styles to create timeless, unpredictable surroundings,” Hall says. “By merging traditional and contemporary styles, the end result is interiors with layered textures, avant-garde elements, and cuttingedge styling.” The KOKET pieces are linchpins of the entire project and, as a brand famous for its design aesthetic, high impact shows, lavish presentations and the notoriously risqué ad campaigns, it’s fair to say that it’s a brand at the very cutting edge of highly desirable empowering statement pieces. The recent Guilty Pleasures and Exotic Opulence Collections are perfect examples of this, both stuffed with dramatic case goods, luscious upholstery, exquisite lighting and decadent furs; all of which boast fabulous mineral medleys, lux metallics, vibrant jewel tones and exotic peacock feathers. The Divine Armoire is a brand favourite, not just for its exotic and appealing design, but for the message it conveys with its erotic presence. The alluring armoire is the perfect embodiment of KOKET as a brand, from its opulent natural iridescent peacock feathers to the flirty gold ribbon handle, evocative of girlish innocence. Hall’s favourite design trend of the

moment is incorporating bold pops of colour, seen throughout this interior design project specifically in the girl’s bedroom. The colours mingling in the dramatic rabbit print wallpaper are mimicked in accessories around the room such as the fuchsia bedding and flowers. Her unpredictable yet timeless surroundings are something to be desired, as evident in her two Illinois office locations and growing clientele – we can’t wait to see the daring, lavish heights to which her next project takes her. (;


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luxury dressing room should make getting dressed a pleasure, and mean that you always leave the house feeling immaculate. Some pieces either cost a lot or mean a lot to us and should be showcased as works of art on great quality, stylish fittings, so they can shine and be enjoyed even when they’re not being worn. Create a system that gives you excellent organisation and accessibility without compromising on style by following our fabulous top design tips, then add a healthy dose of interiors inspiration to garnish. Getting dressed will never be the same again.



1. Storage It’s a good idea either to display your shoes on fitted racks, or put them in individual boxes with a photograph of the contents on the outside. When it comes to clothes, aim to allow just over an inch of hanging space per dress, skirt or blouse (with bulkier items stored separately), and to place hanging rails and shelves only as high as you can reach, and at a range of heights, to accommodate clothing of different lengths and maximise space.




2. Mirrors While it’s important not to overdo the mirror factor – the glare if nothing else can be overwhelming – several will make the room feel bigger and allow you to see yourself from various angles easily. Try installing a mirrored wall rather than creating a feature wall with statement wallpaper, making sure that all full-length mirrors are lit evenly from either side and positioned to give you a flattering and accurate view.


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3. Furnishings Satin and matte finishes on storage solutions are very popular, especially in grey and graphite, while woods with character imperfections, rustic wood and salvaged wood are also increasingly becoming the materials of choice for furniture. It’s also a great idea to add a plush carpet or a statement rug and accessorise with layers of velvet cushions to complete that look of timeless glamour.

5. Practicalities While looks are important, your dressing room should first and foremost be functional. Lighting is key, so aim for as much natural light as possible and at least five spotlights to create mood and points of interest. Make the best use of every available inch by having all the furniture custom made for the individual space, and remember to place sockets in the most convenient places!

4. Seating and Surfaces Seating is essential so that you can get ready in comfort, as well as offering the opportunity for extra storage. Adding a table will also give you somewhere to do your hair and make-up, while a wooden bench with concealed storage under a window is a good option, as is an ottoman placed in the centre of a dressing room to add grandeur to a space.


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know of the UBER Interiors showroom in Knutsford, as many of us do, having driven past many times – but it was only on the day I went to meet Simon Evans, founder and director of the UBER Interiors retail showroom and its sister interior design agency, The Design Practice by UBER, that I finally found myself walking through its doors. Warmly welcomed by scent and sound, I was immediately distracted from the task at hand by my surroundings, a swathe of products I had only seen on international design sets and in magazines. The high point, for me, was the room full of wallpaper books, designed as a cross between a refined dressing room and library. UBER interiors has the largest collection of luxury wallpaper and fabrics in the country – some we all know and love, but others exclusive and unique – and I’d not realised that you could buy just a roll of wallpaper or candle there, or simply be welcomed as a browser seeking inspiration. It immediately awakened the inner interior designer in me, and that was before I realised that the products – over 13,000 sourced from across the world – were not only right at my finger tips, but also suited every


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conceivable budget and taste. “To be supplying products to the likes of The Burj Khalifa and Ralph & Russo, as well as The Four Seasons and Shangri La hotel groups, from a Cheshire base, is mind-blowing – but we are equally proud of the fact that we can cater for the country cottage around the corner,” says Simon. Visiting to speak with him about the projects undertaken by The Design Practice by UBER, I was instantly captivated as he presented examples, from Grade II-listed buildings to a three-storey beauty salon, and an amazing rooftop bar to a South African game reserve. And then there were the complex cantilevered swimming pool off a cliff edge – complete with hydraulic dance floor – and the extravagant man cave, planned, designed and executed by the team for a private client. There was a buzz in the office and a

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All About Bulbs As October approaches, with it comes bulb-planting season – the perfect time to get lots of good things into the earth and ensure your garden is awash with colour come spring. We give you our top 10 planting tips and tricks to make sure all goes exactly as planned

1. Picture Perfect When buying bulbs, it pays to be picky. Check each one carefully looking for firmness and health, rejecting any that are soft, discoloured or showing signs of mould. After all, you can’t expect healthy flowers to spring from sickly bulbs.

2. Preparation Anxiety Before you start to plant, it’s important to make sure the settings are well prepared. For flowerbeds, take out all the weeds and mix in compost (and, for heavier soils, some agricultural grit too), and if you’re planting in pots, use a well-drained compost and plenty of rocks at the bottom. If your pots have poor drainage, think about investing in specialised bulb compost.


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3. Timing is Everything Don’t be fooled into planting your bulbs too early – although garden centres start selling them in July and usually discount them heavily by September (they need to make way for the Christmas haul after all), August is much too soon to plant bulbs. Instead, wait and plant in early autumn – October for daffodils, for example, and November for tulips.

4. Upside Down We’ve all got to start somewhere, and every gardener worth their salt has been flummoxed by a bulb at some time or another. If you aren’t sure which way the roots will come out, try planting the bulb on its side – thanks to the wonders of Mother Nature, the stem with always find its way up.

5. How Deep? The trick to figuring out how deep to plant your bulbs is a simple one – measure each one, multiply the measurement by 3 and dig the corresponding holes to this depth. For example, a 1 inch bulb will require a 3 inch hole.

6. Filling Holes For beautiful beds which look full and luscious, plant your favourite bulbs in large plastic pots then, just as they are about flower, dig them up and place them in the bare areas of soil around more mature plants or to create a border. If you’re worried about the aesthetics of plastic pots, simply put them inside ceramic or terracotta ones, or store them behind an out building.


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GARDENS 7. The Big Labels You might not like the look of them, but be warned: removing the paper or plastic markers which come with your bulbs can make locating and identifying them at a later date a frustratingly tricky affair. Instead, create your own from wood and mark their position when foliage is at a minimum, preventing you from accidentally uprooting them when pruning.

8. Squirrel It Away The biggest enemy of the urban bulb is the pesky squirrel – an animal extremely adept at digging through soil, and most partial to crocus and tulips. To avoid unwanted visitors, plant bulbs slightly deeper than you otherwise would, or place chicken wire over the soil while bulbs are freshly planted and at their most vulnerable.

9. Perfect Partners If you’re looking for a nice sidekick for your tulips, try wallflowers and forget-me-nots – which are traditionally paired with these bulbs – or even violas, particularly if your tulips are growing in pots or window boxes, as they will flower earlier and create a lovely array of colour and spectacle.

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Lower Gadhole Farm is an exceptional and meticulously planned equestrian property which was awarded Equine Establishment of the Year 2014. This four-bedroom property also offers a wide range of re-development and investment potential given its land size and its extremely exclusive and popular location, subject to planning. Enclosed by natural borders and with a pleasant walk to Prestbury village, the property enjoys the delights of peaceful seclusion whilst still being within easy reach of local amenities. It also benefits from exceptional privacy, as the land is approached via a private lane with no road frontage, through wrought iron electric gates. Security being at the forefront of the current vendor’s specification has ensured that the property is fully networked with CCTV cameras and electric gates, the latter of which have an intercom system and lead to an extensive driveway and turning circle.


To the right lies the converted barn giving in excess of approx. 3,731sq ft of exceptionally presented, reverse living accommodation, an open plan first floor living space which provides a wonderful relaxation and entertaining space of huge proportions, set around a double fronted ‘Firebelly’ wood burner. The commanding views can be seen from the first floor living area and are truly breath-taking. On the market with Lock and Parker; price available on application (01625 588 960;




This truly stunning five-bedroom house boasts an exquisite interior plus beautiful gardens and paddock land, all set in all about 8.6 acres. Fanshawe Brook Farm is a period farm house that was completely renovated and refurbished by the current owners as their dream house about 12 years ago. It is constructed of mellow red-brick elevations with stone detailing, punctured by stone mullioned and wooden doubleglazed windows, all surmounted by a slate roof. This house enjoys the most sublime elevated position, nestled in its own stately grounds; it has a pretty brook feeding a small lake, and its wooden bank forms a wonderful backdrop. This attractive


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Parvey Lodge is one of the largest undivided traditional private residences remaining in the local Cheshire area. Situated in the exclusive village of Sutton, it consists of an eight-bedroom, six-bathroom, three-reception room principal house, together with a substantial second detached property, originally a row of cottages and now arranged to provide a spacious two-bedroom penthouse apartment, three integral double garages and stable. Hidden in a quiet leafy lane, less than 2 miles from Macclesfield, Parvey Lodge is set in over two acres of mature, level, landscaped grounds, including sweeping lawns, easily maintained perennial borders, tennis/croquet lawn, boxwood topiary, secret woodland walk, orchards and paddock. Two sets of double wrought-iron gates lead to ample hard-standing areas surrounding both properties. The boundaries are well screened by flowering rhododendrons and a broad canopy of centennial trees, including oak, copper beech, lime, chestnut, willow and silver birch, creating a secluded private parkland, with pastoral views across the Cheshire countryside and nearby Peak District National Park. With its roots in Tudor history and strong links to the local Sutton village community, the principal house, with imposing cream rendered elevations surmounted by a slate roof, dates substantially from the 19th century. The internal facilities reflect the grand

external ‘hunting lodge’ design, with generously proportioned, high-ceiling rooms and panoramic bay windows, with new double-glazed Georgian sash casements overlooking the grounds. In providing every modern convenience, the current owners have preserved a wealth of traditional features, including stone fireplaces, woodburning stoves, vaulted cellars, original decorative mouldings and walkthrough butler’s pantry, leading to double vaulted cellar. The triple aspect drawing room, formal dining room, garden room and kitchen/breakfast room all lead off a central wood-panelled hallway. The high roofed south-facing

conservatory next to the kitchen allows dining and relaxing amid lemon and olive trees. A wide central stairwell leads to five grand first floor bedrooms, all with en suites and garden views. On the second floor three further double bedrooms surround a luminous central atrium, perfect for guests, staff or nannies. The entire Parvey estate combines elegant, spacious, understated country-house living with tremendous practical flexibility, ideal for modern family life. On the market at a guide price of £1.65 million with Jackson-Stops & Staff 8 Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AA (01625 540340;


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BRADGATE ROAD, ALTRINCHAM Guide Price ÂŁ1,495,000 Glossop Office 44 High Street West, SK13 8BH Sales: 01457 858888 Lettings: 01457 858888 E:

Forming part of an exclusive gated development this stunning 5000 square foot detached family home has been recently extended and refurbished to a Six bedroom, Five bathroom spectacular home with the rear private garden benefitting from South and Westerly aspects attracting the sun all day. The property has been greatly improved by the current owners to include luxuries such as under floor heating, CBUS lighting, entertainment system with projector and Philip Stark heating Controlled on you mobile phone.

Chorlton Office 410-412 Barlow Moor Road, M21 8AD Sales: 0161 860 4444 Lettings: 0161 860 4444 E:

Manchester City Centre Office 217 Deansgate M3 3NW Sales: 0161 833 9499 Lettings: 0161 833 9499 E:

Salford & Media City Office City Point Unit 2, 156 Chapel Street M3 6BF Sales: 0161 833 9499 opt 3 Lettings: 0161 833 9499 opt 2 E:

Northern Quarter Office 45 Tib Street M4 1LT Sales: 0161 833 9494 Lettings: 0161 833 9494 E: nor thernquar

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WOODFORD GRANGE, CHESHIRE Guide Price £1,295,000 Wilmslow and Alderley Edge Office 36/38 Alderley Road, SK91JX Sales: 01625 532000 Lettings: 01625 536300 E:

‘The Old Vicarage’ was originally constructed around 1784. An imposing property boasting Georgian grandeur and set amongst beautiful grounds of just under one acre.This handsome detached residence reverses onto magnificent views over rural Cheshire which also enjoy a Southerly aspect! We are informed that the property remained a vicarage for over 200 years and has been lovingly restored to extremely high standards.The property sits within amazing gardens and grounds and a detached maids cottage/coach house has an integral garage.Viewings are essential to appreciate this wonderful home.

Hale Office 172 Ashley Road, WA15 9SF Sales: 0161 929 9797 Lettings: 0161 929 9898 E:

Didsbury Office 757-759 Wilmslow Road, M20 6RN Sales: 0161 445 4480 Lettings: 0161 434 5290 E:

Macclesfield & Prestbury Office 84-86 Waters Green, SK11 6LH Sales: 01625 434000 Lettings: 01625 502222 E:

Sale Office 95-97 School Road M33 7XA Sales: 0161 962 2828 Lettings: 0161 976 5080 E:

HAWTHORN LANE, WILMSLOW Guide Price £975,000 Glossop Office 44 High Street West, SK13 8BH Sales: 01457 858888 Lettings: 01457 858888 E:

Situated within one of the most favoured roads in Wilmslow, this handsome Victorian semi detached residence boasts magnificent accommodation, full of character and Period charm. The proper ty is within a shor t stroll of Wilmslow centre and a substantial lawn garden to the rear reverses onto the picturesque valley known locally as ‘The Carrs’. The proper ty has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and accommodation spread over four floors. To the rear there are fabulous gardens of substantial propor tions which must be viewed in order to fully appreciate. Viewings essential.

Chorlton Office 410-412 Barlow Moor Road, M21 8AD Sales: 0161 860 4444 Lettings: 0161 860 4444 E:

Manchester City Centre Office 217 Deansgate M3 3NW Sales: 0161 833 9499 Lettings: 0161 833 9499 E:

Salford & Media City Office City Point Unit 2, 156 Chapel Street M3 6BF Sales: 0161 833 9499 opt 3 Lettings: 0161 833 9499 opt 2 E:

Northern Quarter Office 45 Tib Street M4 1LT Sales: 0161 833 9494 Lettings: 0161 833 9494 E: nor thernquar



Sycamore Valley Ranch Sycamore Valley Ranch is the ultimate ranch retreat spanning approximately 2,698 acres. The main residence of approximately 12,598 sq ft offers six bedrooms, including a large first floor master suite with a private loft and two master baths. The home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy style and meticulously crafted to perfection in 1982. The home is nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, incredible pastoral views to the south and majestic mountain views to the north. There are various entertaining spaces in the home, including an expansive outdoor barbeque area, tennis court, three separate guest homes and a 5,500 sq ft movie theatre with stage. On the market for $100 million (£76.6 million) through Christie’s International Real Estate (805 565 8600;


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La Tiara Di Cervo This new residential development in Sardinia is perched on the hills of Costa Smeralda, presenting a truly rare opportunity to own a new and contemporary property in a soughtafter area. La Tiara di Cervo offers a range of 28 exceptional one- to five-bedroom residences, garden villas and penthouses, overlooking one of the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports. Prices for a three-bedroom villa from €5.9 million (£5.01 million) through Christie’s International Real Estate (805 565 8600;


Grace St. Moritz

This collection of 17 of new luxury apartments serviced by the highly anticipated new Grace St. Moritz hotel is scheduled to open in 2018. These apartments offer a rare opportunity to purchase a home in this iconic Swiss resort. Grace St. Moritz Apartments combine the amenities of a luxury residence with the service levels of a celebrated hotel group. Located in the heart of St. Moritz, just moments from the famous white pistes, the property offers direct views across the resort’s lake and valley and lies on the legendary Via Serlas, Europe’s highest luxury shopping avenue. Residents will have full access to Grace St. Moritz hotel’s ultra-modern spa and fitness centre, exquisite restaurants, martini and cigar bar and 24-hour concierge. The collection comprises one- to four-bedroom apartments as well as a four-bedroom mezzanine penthouse. Prices from CHF960,000 (£749,240) (


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256 Eucalyptus Hill DR

This 11-acre estate is set privately on a lush knoll top boasting sweeping 360 views of the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1916 and one of Montecito’s original ‘hilltop barons,’ this beautiful home comprises seven bedrooms and showcases a seamless combination of historic details and modern design. On the market for $39 million (£29.9 million) through Christie’s International Real Estate (805 565 8600;


Black Hole Hollow Farm

Black Hole Hollow Farm is set within a valley on the New York-Vermont state line and is where Fleming penned Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger and For Your Eyes Only. The main residence boasts six bedrooms and sits on a 948-acre estate alongside a colonial farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, which is surrounded by English gardens. Fleming was a long-time friend of the owners and would often spend the summer at the residence writing his famous spy novels. On the market for $3.98 million (£3.05 million) through Christie’s International Real Estate (805 565 8600;


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DAM RIGHT Those who’ve visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam may recognise the latest prints from Galerie Wallcoverings, which are reminiscent of the floral artworks by Dutch painters Hans Bollinger and Jan Philip van Thielen. The new Dutch Masterpieces collection comprises four wallpaper designs and a selection of murals featuring nature-inspired prints. The range is on offer in moody hues of grey, burgundy and teal and lighter shades of cream and pink. From £38.50 (


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