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018 | World of Wakeley Fashion designer Amanda Wakeley on collaborating with Les Trois Soeurs and life away from work

010 | Contributors 012 | Editor’s letter 014 | The agenda

052 | Interview: Bobbi Brown The make-up artist and brand founder talks summer make-up, application tricks and three decades of business success

033 | Sun and sparkle On the commute or on the beach, Swarovski’s bejewelled sunglasses (modelled by Miranda Kerr) are a must-have 034 | Style her

058 | Fitness thirst Dunhill model and the face of Diet Coke, Andrew Cooper, shares his wellness regime and plans for a pressed juice empire 066 | Hormone 101 Most of us lack an understanding of what hormones are. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know, plus how to eat for deficiencies so you can look and feel your best



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036 | Meet... Daniel Rubin The CEO of the Dune Group talks luxury items, travel, fashion, and of course, shoes: it’s in his blood 046 | Style him

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023 | In the spotlight Sandy Madhvani, showroom manager at Canary Wharf’s David M Robinson

076 | Travel news

024 | Watch and jewellery news 026 | Heart of stone Brazilian designer Ara Vartanian on his unique style of jewellery


078 | Oman: desert oasis If you want somewhere exotic with history and culture that doesn’t compromise on luxury, look no further 082 | Head for heights South Tyrol may be less famous than the Amalfi, but it’s got all the Italian charm, weather and food for a rejuvenating holiday to remember

087 | Business digest 088 | Hypnotherapy: a trade secret? City workers are turning to hypnosis, we put it to the test




063 | A perfect match A food and wine pairing evening at Roka is educational, sociable and delicious – perfect for picking up dinner party knowledge

100 | Property news 104 | Company profile We chat to Lee O’Neil, new head of sales at Knight Frank Wapping

064 | Food and drink news A new snackbox and vegan dessert, plus a summery menu at Tom’s Kitchen and Olympicsthemed cocktails at Boisdale – eat, drink and soak up the sun 065 | Indian summer Think sunny days don’t pair well with Indian food? Think again: Chai Ki offers a fun experience and exotic, modern dishes

118 | Dexters: post referendum update The team at Dexters is optimistic about current opportunities 122 | Company profile A look at Oxygen Property Management 130 | State of the market Spencer Fortag at Landmark Estates on the current residental property market 134 | Investment portfolio



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On the cover Dunhill model Andrew Cooper talks to Canary Wharf about his time in fashion, and his new wellness business (p.58). On our cover, he wears Dunhill’s white spread collar formal shirt (£210) and Mulberry silk knotted tie, (£150), both Dunhill’s Canary Wharf store is in Cabot Place. A website. A mindset. A lifestyle.

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“‘Summer afternoon’; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” – Henry James “I think nourishing yourself is incredibly important,” says designer (and interviewee) Amanda Wakeley in this issue. The businesswoman has spent 26 years overseeing her fashion empire, and spoke to Charlotte Phillips ahead of partnering with Canary Wharf wedding boutique Les Trois Soeurs. Wakeley has launched a new bridal collection for this season, which is stocked in store, and you can read all about her career and lifestyle ambitions on page 18. Summer does seem to remind us that health and fitness is a worthy priority, and with this in mind we turned to model and entrepreneur Andrew Cooper (who you’ll recognise from Dunhill billboards and that Diet Coke ad) to discover exactly how he stays in shape (tip: there are six gym sessions, and a Juiceman drinks empire in the works). It’s up to you whether you choose to adopt his fitness regime, or simply make a cacao (that’s chocolate-tasting) smoothie... (p. 58). Whether it’s conquering stress, boosting fertility or losing weight, new research highlights the importance of eating to balance your hormones. If you’re looking for a tweak here and there that might just help you feel great, see page 66. However, of all the weird and wonderful well-being advice we heard while producing this month’s magazine, the idea that traders are having hypnotherapy to become more rational really caught our attention. It’s more common than you think and – our tester assures us – the process is a lot less mystical than you’d expect. If you want to supercharge your decision-making, turn to page 88. Of course, you could just jet off to a sunnier climate for a reboot. Our travel features this month showcase the luxury hotels of Oman (p.78), and the diverse culture of South Tyrol in Italy (p.82). Count me in.

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fresh for summer Lime & Bay is the new home fragrance from The White Company for Spring/ Summer 2016. It’s tropical, thanks to notes of mandarin, pink grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon, but made warm and alluring with jasmine, blossom and ginger. Finished with the richness of patchouli, the resulting scent is vibrant and makes a home feel enticing. Lime & Bay will be available in candles (our favourite; they’re not just for winter), as well as in a diffuser, and home spray, in case you want to go all out and maximise the effect. from £15, The White Company, Jubilee Place

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Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with Google. Now, you can use Google Cast technology to hear music from a streaming app like Spotify, directly through Bang & Olufsen’s wireless music systems, BeoSound 35 or BeoSound Essence. It’ll save you phone battery, and the great sound quality of the Bang & Olufsen technology provides an optimal music experience. Bang & Olufsen, South Colonnade

Leica Camera has announced the addition of the Leica M Monochrom, offering a host of bespoke styles. You can select the camera body colour, with the brand new option of silver, and there’s a large collection of leather trims, from rich red to deep blue, to choose from. Engraving turns the camera into a personalised item. Torn? An online configurator allows one to play with all the various options before choosing. Leica M Monochrom à la carte in silver chrome version, from £5,700,

summer sparkle The Signature bangle from Monica Vinader is designed with clean, curved lines. The simple piece is best worn stacked, and engraved with a personal message, thanks to a complimentary in-store service. Best of all, the various widths and finishes (we like rose gold vermeil and diamonds) means no two girls will wear their Signature the same way. Signature bangle, from £180, Monica Vinader, Jubilee Place


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It’s impossible to get a reservation at The Palomar – so bring its recipes home. Inspired by foods from Southern Spain and North Africa, The Palomar Cookbook is divided into categories like ‘what’s in the cupboard’ and ‘raw beginnings’. Recreate more than 100 of the restaurant’s dishes, and learn some secret family favourites: our pick is ‘Kubenia’, Lebanese steak tartare. The Palomar Cookbook, £25, published by Mitchell Beazley, Waterstones, Cabot Place

Science and the City looks at how cities function, from offices and houses needed to provide shelter and employment, to the means to feed and power millions of individuals. Best of all, the little questions that pop into our heads – such as ‘Why do leaves on a train track mean the whole city shuts down?’ – are answered. If you’re curious about the world around you, this one’s for you. out 11 august, Science and the City by Laurie Winkless, £16.99, Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place

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Whether you want to paint the kitchen pink or re-do the bathroom, Modern Living How to Decorate with Style, written by an interiors journalist, talks you through decorating tips behind dreamy settings, and how to transform a dull space into something truly special. It’s enlightening, inspirational, and will save you time and money. out 31 August, Modern Living How to Decorate with Style by Claire Bingham, £29.95, Waterstones, Jubilee Place Cabot Place

A gripping, timely book, Bad Soldier tells of a migrant boat travelling across the Mediterranean, filled with desperate passengers, being targeted by the SAS who fear Islamic State militants are smuggling themselves into Europe using these boats. Enter SAS operative Danny Black. It’s a perfect holiday read – albeit on a slightly weightier topic – for those who enjoy crime, thrillers and politics. out 25 August, Bad Soldier by Chris Ryan, £16.99, Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place


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of wakeley To celebrate the launch of her 2017 wedding dress collection in collaboration with Les Trois Soeurs, designer Amanda Wakeley sits down with Canary Wharf to talk fashion, travel, and why convenience is the best form of luxury WORDS: CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS


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f you’re married, friends with someone who’s married, or just dreaming of getting married, chances are you’ve heard of fashion designer Amanda Wakeley, whose eponymous brand is often uttered in the same breath as Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, et al. In person, Wakeley is very pretty, very younglooking for her 53 years, and very blonde. She’s dressed head to toe in black: trousers, sleeveless top and leather jacket. It’s practically her uniform, she tells me. “I wear a lot of black. It’s always easy – black goes with black goes with black.” She points to her bright, almost white blonde, mane of hair. “I’ve got a lot of colour up here and I love working with colour and seeing people in colour, but for me black works best, it feels right.” We’re at the launch for her new 2017 bridal collection in collaboration with Canary Wharf’s bridal boutique Les Trois Soeurs. They stock a range of designers, but this is the first time Wakeley has unveiled a new collection with them. “I’m a big fan of what Les Trois Soeurs does and it just felt like a great opportunity,” Wakeley says. “Les Trois Soeurs makes life so easy for modern brides who are multi-talented and busy. Being based in the financial centre of London means women can just nip down for a quick fitting during the day – it’s a brilliant concept.” She goes on, “Really, that’s what luxury is: bringing it to the customer and making it convenient for them.” As you can imagine, the dresses in the collection are jaw-droppingly classy and timeless. Longevity is important to Wakeley. “I always say, ‘think of your photos in ten years’. You want the dress to be on-trend, but timeless enough that the look lasts.” She goes on, “The Amanda Wakeley bride is effortless, empowering and chic. I want a woman to just feel completely good in what she’s wearing, but it’s not about screaming or shouting anything.” Basically: the bride wears the dress, rather than the dress wearing the bride. The 2017 look is romantic, with ivory silk often cut on the bias, and finished with hand-stitched beaded embellishment and a flowing, romantic train. “I love the fragility of silk tulle, but not a

Crepe back satin beaded Dress, £6,695, Amanda Wakeley

meringue look,” says Wakeley. When she chooses to add volume to a skirt, it’s with structure and cut. Wakeley started off designing eveningwear: regal, flowing dresses in chiffons and silks in rich jewel tones, worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge. Moving into bridal wear was a natural progression, Wakeley says. “We were known for red carpet and cocktail wear, and bridal was a wonderful evolution of that, because you just reinvent an evening dress in ivory and add a train, and that’s a beautiful wedding dress.” Now, Amanda Wakeley is a holistic brand, with ever-appropriate pieces for work and weekend. “We have really evolved the collection to be a complete lifestyle offering. What are you wearing on the school run? What are you wearing to work? What are you wearing to run through the airport? It’s the whole thing – including lots of cashmeres, easy leather and suede pieces and beautiful handbags.” A new bag collection this autumn will make it even more accessible. While Amanda Wakeley is a global brand, Wakeley is proud of its British heritage. “I love the fact that there’s so many personalities in British fashion, with their own handwriting and own distinct style. I’m really proud to be part of British fashion – it’s wonderfully diverse.” Britain aside, Wakeley has a glowing tan which I suspect isn’t from London and may be year round. Her love of travel – a source of inspiration and a luxury – implies I’m correct. “We love to ski. I love to be in the mountains in winter and sailing on the sea during the summer.” As for other luxuries: “I think a beautiful handbag is always lovely. It’s an heirloom – that’s how you justify it, isn’t it? Plus cashmere in all of its incarnations, whether it’s beautiful blankets all the way through to wonderful sweaters and tops. And of course, I have to say I always come back to a great leather jacket.” Food is also important, but it’s the un-fussy, quality foods Wakeley goes for. “I love really good, simple food. I think nourishing yourself is incredibly important and so I’m aware of what I

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eat, but I’m not paranoid about it.” The healthy mindset complements Wakeley’s attitude to fitness. “I train three times a week with a personal trainer doing a combination of ballet and Pilates. It’s dynamic movement and I love it. No two sessions are ever the same and it feels very right to be working with my own body weight rather than throwing weights around in a gym.” It’s hard to imagine Wakeley not being a designer – she’s so perfectly suited to it. But if she wasn’t making statement dresses for women worldwide – what would be her vocation? “I would love to be a photographer. I have so much respect for photographers because it’s an incredibly complex thing. It’s very visual and creative and now, more than ever, it’s about image creation and how that gets put together.” Wakeley’s love of photography and aesthetics – home, in Chelsea, has a “minimalist luxury” décor – is apparent in the recent bridal campaign for Les Trois Soeurs, which is bright and vibrant, contrasting beautiful, luxe gowns with nature at its finest. Shot in Mexico against a jungle backdrop with a structured staircase, it’s both surreal and ethereally striking. “We do a lot of our photoshoots on location,” Wakeley says, “and we work with a lot of women doing a destination wedding, which I always take into account when designing.” I start playing every girl’s favourite game: pick-your-dream-wedding-dress. I look at the impossibly tall models wearing the 2017 collection. Would I opt for the one with silver beaded embellishment to the waist? Or the one with draped chains in place of material at the back? Or perhaps the ever-sophisticated, flowing slip-like dress with a train that seems to float along behind the wearer? It’s impossible to choose. Oh, to be an Amanda Wakeley bride. Les Trois Soeurs, Canada Square, all accessories available at

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anary Wharf’s Sandy Madhvani, showroom manager at David M Robinson, has been named in the WatchPro Hot 100. WatchPro is the UK’s only watch business magazine and its annual Hot 100 celebrates the most important and well-respected figures working in the industry. Madhvani was announced as one of just 23 ‘Retail Titans’, marking him out as one of the most innovative and dynamic watch retailers in Britain today. Other high profile retailers on the list include Toby Bateman, managing director of Mr Porter, William Asprey, owner of William & Son, and Jonathan Darracott, European head of watches at Bonhams. Madhvani is a trained watchmaker and has been working in the Jubilee Place store for almost ten years. “Canary Wharf has so much energy surrounding it,” Madhvani told WatchPro. “Crossrail and other future developments are sure to help it grow to new heights. I am proud to be part of this campaign; my job is more like a hobby that I do daily.” Each month, Sandy selects his One to Watch in Canary Wharf magazine.,

written in the stars As we await the Rio 2016 Olympics, there is already one star in Brazil, in the world of jewellery. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brazilian jeweller Amsterdam Sauer’s first of three Diamonds International Awards and the piece that was honoured that year: the Constellation ring. To celebrate, it has been transformed into a collection of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings created from the original gold cylinder design. As creative director Stephanie Wenk explains: “We are all looking at space. There are new revolutions in astrophysics, discoveries of stars, a reshaping of the universe. In a certain way, this excitement is a lot like the space race times in the ‘60s when the Constellation ring was created…this collection makes women shine even brighter.” Constellation collection, from a selection,

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set in stone With multi-million pound turnovers, three standalone stores in London and an increasing number of boutiques worldwide, Monica Vinader has firmly laid down roots on the global jewellery scene. This month sees the eponymous company make its mark further with the launch of Petra. Named after the ancient Greek word for stone, this collection of semi-precious gemstone pieces presents a new direction for the brand, with its jagged hexagonal design that has been contrasted with sharp faceted stones. Mix and match the stackable rings – featuring pink quartz, moonstone or labradorite – for a great everyday look that is perfect for summer. From £65 to £390, Monica Vinader, Jubilee Place

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Diving In Raymond Weil has launched its first ever dive watch, and it ticks a lot of boxes. Clean, legible looks; a credible, self-winding movement; a sporty rubber strap with double-push security system, and, for the few people who might actually use this watch for the purpose it was intended, a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with Super-LumiNova indicators, and a PVD-coated case that’s water resistant to 300 metres. Best of all? The Freelancer is available from £1,595 – a drop in the ocean for a watch of this spec. Freelancer Dive Watch, Raymond Weil,


Best of Both Worlds The watch paradox: spending thousands on items that perform their primary purpose less ably than a £20 digital equivalent. For the majesty of a mechanical watch with the ability to tell the exact, not sort of, time, look to Grand Seiko. The Spring Drive movement derives its power from a conventional mainspring and gear system, while accuracy is controlled by the precise signal of a quartz oscillator. Promising to gain or lose no more than ten seconds a month, the Spring Drive is the world’s most precise spring-wound wristwatch. It’s recently available in Black Ceramic – only 600 examples are being produced. Spring Drive Black Ceramic, £8,500, Grand Seiko,

ONE TO WATCH This month Sandy Madhvani, showroom manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:

“Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay family has grown with the arrival of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze, a 43 mm divers’ watch fitted with a mechanical movement that was developed and produced in-house.” Heritage Black Bay, £2,730, Tudor Available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place

Metamorphosis Brazilian jewellery is defined by its bold, playful and unashamed use of colour and this has very much been reflected in native jeweller Fernando Jorge’s new collection: Bloom. First showcased at this year’s Paris Couture Week as six one-of-a-kind pieces, the collection has since expanded into 15 new styles for autumn 2016. The Morpho ring takes its inspiration from the eponymous butterfly native to the Amazon rainforest and incorporates cabochon Paraiba tourmalines with Australian chrysoprase. Meanwhile, the rare hyacinth macaw in flight has been brought to life through vivid Australian boulder opals and African tanzanites. From a selection,

Full Plume Bulgari has always remained faithful to its Italian heritage and its new high jewellery collection is arguably its most elaborate tribute to date. Aptly named Magnificent Inspirations, it has been divided into three lines – Mediterranean Eden, Roman Heritage and Italian Extravaganza – each of which has been designed by the brand’s creative director, Lucia Silvestri. From intricate floral motifs to sinister serpents and ancient Roman coins, the house’s most famous icons have been represented throughout, but the piece that stands out is undoubtedly the Divas’ Dream Gioco e Vanità necklace. Adorned with blue sapphires, emeralds and diamonds, it recalls the fanned tail of a peacock. From a selection, 177-178 Sloane Street, SW1X,

sewing machines Last year, with the help of Swiss embroidery specialists Bischoff, Hublot encased silk needlework within carbon fibre for the first time to produce the Big Bang Broderie. The timepiece won Best Ladies Watch at Geneva’s annual Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie, the most prestigious awards ceremony in watchmaking. This year, the collection is bolstered by the arrival of the Big Bang Broderie 41mm and the Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull 41mm, each of which is delivered in 200-piece runs in ceramic, steel and yellow gold. Inside, you’ll find Hublot’s in-house, self-winding HUB 1110 movement, proving that eye-catching style hasn’t come at the cost of mechanical substance. Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull 41mm, from left: £10,200, £22,900, £11,800, Hublot,


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OLIVIA SHARPE meets Brazilian jeweller Ara Vartanian, who is bringing his native country’s vibrancy to London in the Rio Olympics year


designer does not necessarily have to emulate his own designs, but in the case of Ara Vartanian and his one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, you can clearly see the correlation between creator and creation. Brazil is a hotbed for jewellery talent (65 per cent of the world’s gemstone supply originates from here). Normally based in São Paolo, the Brazilian jeweller has been travelling to and from the UK as he prepares to open his first flagship store in London. Vartanian also has a strong presence in the US (with stockists in LA and New York), but in a recent The New York Times interview, he implied his choice of London as the location for his next store was serendipitous. “The wind blew and the sails pointed in that direction,” he said. In this air of casual but determined breeziness, Vartanian sails into breakfast for our interview. Simply dressed in a black T-shirt, jeans and leather jacket, the jeweller projects the same confidence as his celebrated jewels. Although his outer appearance lacks the same vibrancy as his colour-rich pieces (a nod to his native Brazil), his innate passion for jewellery materialises when he begins discussing his work. “I am very much involved with everything that’s to do with the brand,” he states, emphatically. “After all, it carries my name so I’m the person designing all of the

pieces and buying the stones.” Vartanian is known for his daring designs, pioneering innovative techniques like the inverted diamond and two and three-finger rings. Playing with such precious gemstones, five years ago he set himself the challenge of creating a ring for multiple fingers – a trend that has since catapulted into the mainstream. “Just a few weeks after designing the double finger ring, I decided to go one step further and create a three-finger version with an 11-carat yellow diamond,” he explains. “It takes someone quite daring to buy and wear such a piece, so it’s a great feeling being able to offer something to those willing to look outside of the box.” Naturally, Vartanian’s designs have attracted a wealth of assertive women to wear them, notably Kate Moss, who is partially responsible for his brand’s growing international presence. The jeweller first met the British supermodel at his São Paulo atelier almost five years ago. “She [Kate] came by my store and later her team called me and told me that she wanted to commission me to design a tanzanite ring. So I invited her to my showroom and she was very impressed. Since then we have developed a nice family friendship.” This “family” relationship refers


Ara Vartanian São Paulo showroom, photography: Rui Mendes

to himself, Moss and Fran Cutler (leader of the legendary 1990s Primrose Hill partying set). Vartanian credits both women for having convinced him to lay down roots in London. “It was around the same time when I was considering bringing my brand into another country that both of them were pushing me to come to London. So I took a few trips here and Kate held a few events for me and that was it.” So why is London such a perfect fit for the brand? “It has got this side to it. There is a lot of respect for the past. I think that consumers here like that one-of-a-kind aspect and have a great deal of respect for the artisan. It’s also at the top of the pyramid in terms of design.” The jeweller tells me how the overall design of his atelier will be modelled on his existing boutique in Brazil. With its earthy tones and sharp, geometric lines, it has a distinctly masculine feel. “It is masculine and my jewellery is masculine for the simple reason: it has been designed by a man. I have a very strong hand. If I tried to match the person’s sense of style with my jewellery, it wouldn’t work.” Vartanian prides himself on his ability to tap into what jewellery women want, but, he says, he has never compromised his own vision, and expects customers to come to him. Penélope Cruz was recently photographed at a film screening wearing the jeweller’s hook earrings. Considering the Oscar-winning actress had previously sported Chopard to events, it was quite a turn-up for the books, but Vartanian is happy when he sees any woman wearing his pieces. “For me, the ideal situation is someone who tried it and actually bought it. I create jewellery for women who understand my pieces.” One person who didn’t initially understand his vision was his father, Nerces. Vartanian is descended from a line of jewellers and his brother Jack has also taken up the familial tradition. After graduating in economics from Boston University, he fancied himself a banker (inspired by Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas in Wall Street, he tells me) and worked as a trader at NASDAQ in New York. However, he soon realised that he didn’t quite have Gordon Gekko’s business acumen. “I left after three

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years because I was terrible at it and lost a lot of money,” he laughs. He began buying stones for his family’s business, but in 2005 he sold his car and set up on his own. “It was when I started turning diamonds upside down that my relationship with my father soured,” he laughs. “That’s when he said, ‘son you’re crazy’ so I said, ‘Dad, I better give you a hug and say goodbye.’” While Vartanian loves the “freedom of creating”, he does not play with convention for the sake of it. There’s method in his madnesss. Pieces balance size and proportion and he predominantly sticks to traditional processes, sketching each design before it is handmade. The design journey always begins with the stone – the more challenging the better. “I have no favourite stones, expect perhaps the more difficult ones. Unusual cuts that I’m never going to come across again. I like to buy stones so that when I eventually have to give them up, it gives me pain.” Judging by his response, Vartanian’s love of large stones is not simply male egotism at work, but a genuine emotional attachment. Pairing timeless gemstones with modern materials gives his high jewellery pieces a contemporary, wearable finish. “I think even if you’ve got a 13-carat diamond, if you design it in the right way people can wear it without it attracting too much attention,” he argues. “I don’t want someone to buy one of my pieces and it ends up sitting in a drawer. The philosophy of my generation is that if you work hard for your money, you want something that you can show off.” That said, the jeweller prefers to remain under the radar, believing this to be the secret to his success. “I’ll never think that I stand out. I try to be very careful with this because when you start thinking you stand out, you soon find you don’t. I just like to think I’m a guy doing the best he can. I don’t really plan things. I try to go where the wind’s blowing.”



Karlie meets

Swarovski Following the announcement that supermodel Karlie Kloss will be fronting Swarovski’s brand new ‘Be Brilliant’ campaign, we select our top picks from the collections available in Cabot Place


he name Swarovski inspires images of radiance, flawless craftsmanship and timeless pieces that command attention, with brilliance being at the core of the brand’s journey since 1895. Starting off with finely cut crystals, the brand evolved to jewellery, watches, crystal objects and eyewear and in the latest chapter of its story, Swarovski has unveiled supermodel Karlie Kloss as the new brand ambassador. Recently named in Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, the 23-year-old commented: “The ‘Be Brilliant’ campaign is about celebrating the special moments in life, from the extraordinary to the everyday. The pieces in the collection allow women everywhere to shine a little bit brighter, no matter what the occasion.”

Funk Pierced Earrings, £49

Favor Necklace, £69

Crystaldust Bangle Double, £74


Sparkle The AW16 collection ‘Crystal Galaxy’ was influenced by the theme of space and the galaxy. With a subtle nod to constellations of stars and planets in orbit, to the colours of the cosmic night, the new range by Swarovski, available in Canary Wharf, captures an

“It’s about celebrating the special moments in life, from the extraordinary to the everyday’’ Swarovski, renowned for its fashionforward designs, is being fronted by the model for the next two years, taking the reins from model Miranda Kerr. Nathalie Colin, Swarovski’s Creative Director said: “Karlie knows how to capture the moment, perfectly embodying what it means to be a modern and multi-faceted woman. She does not play a role, she is herself. Her natural beauty and energy is enhanced by the light, reflections and captivating sparkle of a selection of pieces from the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection.” Available in Cabot Place’s Swarovski boutique, the dazzling collection, filled with exquisite and innovative pieces, includes statement jewels, pre-layered necklaces, bracelets and rings. Swarovski, Cabot Place;

assortment of elements that makes them stylish and on-trend pieces for the upcoming season.

Cosmic All-Around Necklace, £199

Fine Earrings, £69

Frisson Ring, £39

Friend Bangle, £79

Crystaldust Bangle, £74

Fun Blue Earrings, £74







hen Miranda Kerr donned the 2016 Swarovski range of sunglasses for its campaign shots, she was quoted as saying they were perfect for days when she didn’t want to wear make-up. Given that Kerr is one of the world’s most famous models, the irony isn’t lost on us. However, nor is the desire to own the frames, which naturally have touches of sparkle adorning the temples. After all, if you’re going to wear oversized sunglasses you may as well go

further and flashier, opting for gradually tinted lenses, a statement cat’s-eye shape and a glossy, black acetate finish. The sunglasses were designed so that they would be thought of as jewellery, but have highly filtered lenses for eye protection too. Yes, you may already have one pair of sunglasses for summer, but they probably don’t have crystals on them. The name of Swarovski’s key style? ‘Fabulous’ of course. Swarovski, Cabot Place

FAIRY TALE FANTASY Christian Louboutin has produced a limited edition three-bag capsule collection for A/W16. Named the Piloutin, it was inspired by Cinderella – the soft, treasure box of a clutch brings to mind the luxe pillow on which Cinderella’s glass slipper was presented. Signature Louboutin touches are featured – think embroidery, leopard and spikes. The glamorous campaign images were shot by renowned fashion photographer René Habermacher.

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Burberry P/F16

Fendi P/F16

Wider than ever

Is it just us, or will the ’70s never die? The Pre-Fall shows were full of flares, flares and more flares. From covering the shoe entirely – making the wearer looking impossibly leggy – to the on-trend three-quarter length with a kick flare and a slouchy style, it would appear skinnies are out and flares are in. Just watch out for pesky summer puddles.

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Eddie Borgo Idle Opulent earrings, £179

Oscar de la Renta Rose necklace, £769


Stella McCartney P/F16

Azzaro for Cadenzza ear studs, £169 Cadenzza

Kate Spade Sailors Knot bangle, £79,

Kate Spade Sailors Knot ear studs, £49

Season of sparkle Various designers have contributed to Cadenzza’s A/W16 collection. Kate Spade has produced bracelets and delicate necklaces with letter pendants in gold, while designer Azzaro’s ‘Azzaro for Cadenzza’ collection adds square crystals from Swarovski®. Oscar de la Renta has created a romantic collection with particularly opulent earrings, and Eddie Borgo is inspired by modern sculpture; his bracelet and accompanying choker are the perfect complement to any business outfit. Cadenzza’s own designs are also available. Cadenzza, Jubilee Place


this month’s top buys Thelma bag in Russet, £325, L.K. Bennett, Jubilee Place

Pinstripe jumpsuit in navy, £225, Jaeger, Cabot Place

Mujica denim top, £59, COS, Jubilee Place

Elba jacquard skirt, £49.50, Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place Beya block heel pump, Nicholas Kirkwood, £425,

Garden party leather sandals, £700, Valentino, Flitter playsuit, £69, COS, Jubilee Place

gigi x stuart Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2016 advertising campaign, shot by Mario Testino and featuring Gigi Hadid, is all about strength and motion. The minimalist black-and-white ads are inspired by Gigi’s real-life workout regime: the campaign captures her power, agility and gracefulness as she boxes and jumps. A behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured online.

swim in style Australian brand Zimmermann is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, and ten years of working with Net-aporter. To celebrate, the brands have collaborated on a holiday clothing range. In keeping with Zimmermann’s chic resort look, the ten-piece collection includes lace-trimmed chiffon dresses for balmy summer evenings and – for those lucky enough to be poolside this month – swimsuits with cutouts, ruffles in broderie anglaise and sheer panelling, as well as glamorous cover-ups to throw on.

bag it like boss For A/W16, BOSS has created the Intarsia BOSS Bespoke hobo, the latest version of the BOSS Bespoke bag. The signature cufflink element has been reworked with a gold metal chain, and while the square shape calls to mind the original Bespoke style, it’s been softened with rounded corners. Ochre, cinnamon and hot pink patchwork finishes, as well as calfskin options, give a luxurious, contrasting effect, heightened by a soft pink leather lining. from £1,790, BOSS, Cabot Place




rubin The River Café


hoes are in Daniel Rubin’s blood: footwear has been the family business for four generations. Dune Shoes had just a single store in 1993. Today, it’s a multimillion-pound business, selling both men’s and women’s shoes with 175 concessions and shops in as far-flung places as Dubai, Russia and South Africa, as well as Canary Wharf. For Rubin, it would appear he both works hard and plays hard. Here, he shares his love of modern art, dining out and, of course, shoes. Dune, Cabot Place

on eating… “My last ever meal would be tagliolini with white truffles, bistecca alla fiorentina (Tuscan steak) with white cannellini beans, washed down with a bottle of Sassicaia 1985. I love food. I’m a keen cook and enjoy going out to eat so it’s hard to say whether I prefer dining at home or out, but my favourite restaurant is the River Café.”

The founder and executive chairman of The Dune Group talks modern art, favourite foods and luxury items. He says his business mistakes are too many to count, but Dune is booming. Rubin’s mission is to take it global, and he’s succeeding WORDS: charlotte phillips

“I love food. I’m a keen cook so it’s hard to say if I prefer dining at home or out”

On luxury items… “I’d have a Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, an an Ivon Hitchens painting and a good bottle of Bordeaux.”

on dune… “Dune is stylish, sexy and suave. I’m inspired by the idea of working with the team to build Dune into a global brand, and the best advice I’ve ever been given is to keep control. I’ve made too many business mistakes to relay, but mainly around not recognising that the market had changed, and flogging a dead horse.” Dune Men’s Reynold shoe, £95, Dune, Cabot Place

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Gentlemen’s Nautilus in white gold, £28, 640, Patek Philippe, available from David M Robinson, Jubilee Place

On holidays… “I had a captivating few days in Venice last month. If you love art and food in a magical setting it’s difficult to beat.”


On fashion…. “I love fashion and shopping. My favourite item of clothing is shoes, of course, and I have a thing for shirts as well.” Dune A/W 16

On dinner guests… “If I were to host a party with three guests, it would ideally be Catherine Deneuve, Jane Fonda and Sophia Loren.”

On switching off… “I have to read for half an hour before I go to sleep. My favourite book is War and Peace.”

On health and fitness… “I like playing tennis although I don’t play that often. I do Pilates and walk.”

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, £7.99, BBC Books

“My favourite item of clothing is shoes, of course, and I have a thing for shirts as well ”

Daniel Rubin

On interior design…

Geometric Cabinet Bookcase with Drop Down Desk by Johan Tapp for Gumps, £10,499.78,

“We live in an apartment in Mayfair, London. Interior-wise, it’s sort of modern and Art Deco.”

Franco DeFrancesca Luminoid, 2015, £3,449.93,

on relaxing... “I find modern and contemporary art fascinating so I relax by wandering around art galleries.”





Dressing for a transition between seasons is not easy: look polished by choosing muted colours in sharp silhouettes with a touch of detail PHOTOGRAPHER: HELENE SANDBERG STYLIST: KAREN MUNNIS

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Dress, £700, Hugo Boss, BOSS, Cabot Place




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LEFT: Jumper, £165, Paul Smith, Cabot Place Trousers, POA, Marni, Boots, POA, Peter Pilotto, RIGHT: Hat, stylist’s own Jacket, £1,150, Peter Pilotto, Trousers, £595, Peter Pilotto,

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LEFT: Jacket, £390, and skirt, £180, both Paul Smith, as before Jumper, £85, Whistles, Jubilee Place Bag, POA, Marni, as before Faux Pearls Medal With Crown Brooch, £78, and Crystal Medal Cross Brooch, £38, both Butler & Wilson, Gloves, £200, Lisa Redman,

RIGHT: Top, £1,710, Dsquared2, Trousers, £595, Peter Pilotto, as before

MAKE-UP: Maria Comparetto at using SUQQU skincare and cosmetics HAIR: Adam Garland using Oribe PHOTO ASSISTANT: Jake Newell FASHION ASSISTANT: Sarah Akinola MODEL: Chanel Caldwell at Select Model Management

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It’s never too late...


Bonas time With graphic prints and modernist structure, the Oliver Bonas summer fashion collection in Jubilee Place is perfect for any style-conscious lady


nfluenced by the Romantic era and the Bauhaus movement, Oliver Bonas’ Seville and Titanium collections bring a sense of Bohemianism and ultra modern structure. Both stunning collections, which are available in the Jubilee Place store, combine earthy tones and textures with bold prints and clean, understated silhouettes, introducing a playful refinement to the late summer season. The homeware and furniture SS16 collections reflect the same colour pallete and organic textures, boasting a selection of chic pieces that add a subtle quirky touch to any room. Head down to the Canary Wharf store in Jubilee Place to shop the summer season’s fashion and the elegant interior furnishings. Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place;


striking summer interiors

Danni Sparkly Jersey Top, £35 Silver Slouch Hobo Bag, £42 Marble Base Lamp in Pink, £58

Marble Round Trinket Pot, £22 Alloy Pinafore Dress, £65

Marble Lazy Susan, £60

Chevron Wooden Panel Necklace, £22

Le Cocktail Velvet Chair, £425

Sigma Space Dyed Jersey Dress, £55 Monica Solid & Cut Out Bangle, £22

Wire Geo Storage Basket (small), £30

Luxe Marble Diamond Table, £355

Elba Jacquard Skirt, £49.50


summer by gandy David Gandy for Autograph is a success story for Marks & Spencer. The collection that the British model co-designs seems to get stronger each season; for summer, he’s collaborated on a beachwear line. Look out for quick-dry swimshorts in puppytooth prints that you could easily wear to lunch, loose fitting linen trousers in easy-tomatch tones of blue and beige, espadrilles and – in true Gandy style – a couple of vests worthy of showing off any time spent in the gym. Not to mention, a beach towel with some serious gravitas. from £15, David Gandy for Autograph, Marks & Spencer, Jubilee Place,

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reiss’ holiday essentials Asked to suggest some good basics from its latest collection, the Reiss team came up trumps, even throwing in this rather hipster-looking suitcase called the Wayfarer, alongside a bearable version of a short-sleeved shirt and some rather eye-catching swim shorts. The brand has also got the summer casual shoe covered (difficult territory once populated by baby blue loafers). Who knew a grey suede trainer was such a great pick? Reiss did. Reiss, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

mix and match Tired of wearing the same suit every day? Jaeger has launched a collection of deliberately mismatched jackets and trousers that still complement each other enough to look smart. The Broken Suit has been produced in a navy exploded check and grey Prince of Wales check to be worn with plainer trousers which use the same thread. In keeping with its aim to modernise the look, the design team opted for a single-breasted style and softly rounded shoulders, to give a slightly more relaxed fit. Consider it your Friday look. Broken Suit, £409, Jaeger, Cabot Place

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Wayfarer wheeled grey suitcase, £375

Redmayne white short sleeved shirt, £75

Printed swim shorts in blue, £65

Darma grey suede trainers, £125


Shoes are a relatively new focus for BOSS, which is launching a range of Italian leather dress shoes this month. The T-Sartoria line is brogue-like with a lasercut pattern to the toe-cap appearing on oxford, loafer and double monk styles. Each shoe is cut, shaped, polished and waxed by hand and takes two days to finish by craftsmen in Italy. Each will have an oxblood red sole. T-Sartoria shoes, from £450, BOSS, Cabot Place

ob off duty For those who still covet that prep-star vibe (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) look no further than Orlebar Brown’s summer range. Towelling poloshirts are its staple, available with either short or long sleeves, and in tones of blue, white, pink and red. The piece manages to tick the smartcasual box, that’s as good for meeting the parents as it is for an afternoon with friends. Other tips? Look out for the brand’s cotton shorts and chinos. from £95, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

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best foot forward


Faded salmon double-breasted evening jacket, £1,490, Dunhill, Cabot Place

tux 2.0 Gone is the idea that a tuxedo symbolises pomp and ceremony. John Lewis is reworking the look in azure blue velvet, Hackett is playing with everything from emerald green blazers to tartan, and BOSS is to issue a powder blue tux for A/W16 with ­ – wait for it – a slightly cropped trouser. If any city can pull the look off, it’s London.

Peak label velvet jacket, £450, Hackett, Cabot Place

the hunter backpack If you’re struggling with the whole backpack vs. laptop bag conundrum, that we didn’t initially realise existed, you’ll be wowed by the new Original Nylon Moustache Backpack from Hunter, which has an in-built padded laptop section, as well as two side pockets and general carry-all space. This being Hunter, renowned for Wellington boots, the nylon fabric is also water-repellent. Should you be particular about colour, this shade is called ‘adventure blue’. Backpack, from £149, Hunter,

Sapphire velvet tux with archive print lining, £175, John Lewis, (click and collect) Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place


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dare you wear chocolate brown lipstick? 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,

BEAUTY NEWS Words: gabrielle lane

go sheer for summer When it comes to updating makeup bag staples for holidays, Clarins always seems to have the answer. Its new launch is BB Skin Detox Fluid, which manages to combine UVA/UVB protection, aloe vera, pollution filters and hyaluronic acid into one base product, for smooth skin and dewy, medium-level coverage. It comes in four shades, from ‘fair’ to ‘dark’. Our tester found that a shade lighter than she expected worked best – it’s heavily pigmented. BB Skin Detox Fluid, £30, Clarins, Boots, Canada Place

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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, Kiehl’s, Jubilee Place

a sunset glow Bobbi Brown has never been a fan of contouring, prefering the idea of highlighting facial features rather than concealing them. Sunset Pink is a collection of long-wear, limited edition products that help you do just that. The limited edition Highlighting Powder adds a pearlescent finish to cheek and collarbones, while the Long-Wear Cream Shadow packs a serious punch. from £17.50, Bobbi Brown, Cabot Place

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 attention-to-detail that came with painting using a brush. The brand has now added a new metallic shade to its collection for summer, 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 and strength that can be applied before and after. Paint Can, £10, Nails Inc, Cabot Place


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skincare genius If you find half your skincare ends up on your hands when applying, YSL’s newest innovation is for you. Flash Radiance is a daily moisturiser dispensed from an inbuilt brush for perfect preparation and minimal wastage on the go. It forms part of the new Top Secrets range from YSL that is dedicated to a glowing complexion. If you’re looking for a new makeup remover, make sure you stock up on its new Universal Make-Up Remover Balm-in-Oil, too. The texture will suit Vaseline lovers – it’s smooth, glossy and hydrating as well as cleansing. Flash Radiance Skincare Brush, £33, Universal Make-up Remover Melting Balm in Oil, £32, YSL, Boots, Canada Place


Simple, time-saving and chic are August’s buzzwords words: gabrielle lane


an orchid soleil

Tom Ford does full-bodied, mature fragrances so well. Its latest is Orchid Soleil, a combination of spicy pink peppercorn and floral and fresh notes (thanks to touches of tuberose and spider lily). The bottom notes of vanilla, chestnut cream and patchouli mean it’s got true staying power. What’s more, Tom Ford is a relatively new brand for the Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home click & collect service. Easy! (click & collect) Waitrose Food Fashion & Home, Canada Place



introducing the brant brothers We had to Google Peter and Harry Brant when MAC created a new collection in their honour (New York socialites and sons of billionaire art collector Peter M Brant). What we do know is using Pro Sculpting Cream Duo is both a subtle and simple way to contour and we wouldn’t be without it. £26.50, MAC, Jubilee Place

be braided at toni & guy We already love having our hair blow-dried by Marcel at Toni & Guy, and we’re now signing up for a fashionable hair fix. The salon has launched a menu of braids for summer, from sophisticated and intricate knots to romantic twists. The service follows a 25 per cent increase in faux braid sales. from £15, Toni & Guy, Canada Square

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Skin Foundation Stick, £29.50

bobbi brown

As she launches a new campaign entitled Be Who You Are, encouraging women to celebrate their own unique beauty, Bobbi Brown shares the inspirations and challenges behind the eponymous brand’s success WORDS: gabrielle lane


hen it comes to interviewing Bobbi Brown, the make-up artist behind the brand, what’s as revealing as the tips she gives us, and the anecdotes she shares, is the questions she won’t answer. In the past, we’ve been told she’s not big on talking about contouring – preferring to highlight features than conceal women’s faces under layers of product. Then there’s the small matter of anti-ageing injectibles; it’s fair to say that’s not in the Bobbi Brown ethos either. For her, women look best “when they look like themselves. Make-up can help women achieve a little ‘boost’ for looking and feeling good.” Brown grew up watching the women in her family apply their own. Her mother was one for adding “white eye shadow and false lashes in her blue gilded bathroom;” her grandmother, a woman who “used lipstick as blush and always finished with a splash of rose perfume.” It was when Brown was struggling to decide what she wanted to do as a career, that the former gave her the invaluable advice: “Forget about what

you want to do with your life – pretend it’s your birthday and you can do anything you want.” Deciding that she wanted to spend the day playing with make-up in a Chicago department store, she later enrolled on a theatrical make-up course that led her to New York. “It was the 1980s and the look of the moment was loud, garish and overdone... I soon became frustrated at the lack of flattering lipsticks on the market,” explains Brown. By 1991, a chance meeting with a chemist at a photo shoot had inspired a chain of events that saw her own range of ten lip colours stocked in the city’s department store Bergdorf Goodman. And to this day she believes the brand represents “a realistic approach to beauty”. This year, to mark more than 25 years in business, Bobbi Brown is launching the Be Who You Are campaign, celebrating the individuality of women. Mothers, teachers, writers, models and activists, ranging in age from13 to 83, were cast for photo shoots and took part in 500 before-and-after shots to show their unique looks, and the versatility of the product range, that now includes everything from foundation sticks to her selfconfessed obsession, pink blusher. “It’s an instant pick-me-up; it gives Photography: Tomas De La Fuente

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, from £19

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feature Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze, £34

the face a healthy, refreshed look,” she says. Some of the more adventurous products in the collection have been directly shaped by Brown’s experiences. The Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – a bestseller – was created when she forgot her own eyeliner pencil and opted to apply a line of mascara with a cotton bud: the results lasted for hours. The Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, a highlighter and bronzer in one, was similarly based upon Brown’s tendency to dust a pearlescent eyeshadow over cheeks to give runway models a glow. It’s the “relaxed” and “bronze” look that the make-up artist loves for summer, telling me the key to making bronzer look natural is using a big, fluffy brush that gives a seamless effect. “I also recommend using pearlescent brown or beige shades on eyes for an effortless shimmer, such as eye palettes from my Beach Nudes collection.” Notice your make-up sliding off in the heat? That’s to do with texture and formulation. “Switch to lightweight formulas like tinted moisturisers, that stay put and don’t go streaky,” says Brown. “If you’re still noticing that your make-up is running, then your skincare or sunscreen may be the culprit. Creamy, emollient-rich formulas can leave a slippery film on your face that makes it hard for makeup to adhere to skin. Switch to a lightweight, ‘less emollient’ lotion or gel formula.” At the moment, Brown’s focus is on developing skincare with immediate and long-term benefits. But that’s not her biggest challenge. She pauses: “In the beginning, it was a challenge to manage the business and start a family at the same time. Over time, I’ve learned to find time to do it all – run a company, raise three kids and lead a happy marriage. If you know what’s most important to you, you will always make the right decisions. It’s not always easy but I’ve been strict on prioritising what’s most important to me. For me, that’s my husband and three sons.” Celebrating 25 years, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has launched the Be Who You Are campaign that embraces the brand’s past, present and future. Bobbi Brown, Cabot Place, Lip Color in Red, £21






B L E N D E D F O R F O C U S & C LA R I T Y

Discover Yerba Maté, a fresh, stimulating aroma, inspired by the steeped leaf infusion of Argentina and South America. Evoking the wild solitude of the Pampas grasslands, Yerba Maté will sharpen your senses and free your thoughts with enlivening petitgrain, a shot of maté, guaiac wood and vetiver. This is pure energy. Yerba Maté joins Darjeeling, our original aromatic infusion, blended for positivity with zesty lemongrass, citrus and warm nutmeg, layered over a rich black tea base. Both blends are captured in candles, room diffusers, bath & shower, hand cleansers and body hydrators, infused with potent natural botanicals. These are scents to surround yourself in. Every day. Every place. From lounge to bath, work space to holiday.


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GROOMING It’s time to groom like you’ve never groomed before, with the right tools, anti-ageing serums and a power scent words: kady gummerson

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1. spanish spritz Master Perfumer Ramón Monegal takes inspiration from Spain for his latest fragrance, Fiesta. Bold base notes of amber, leather and musk are softened with floral and fruity essences. Fiesta, £400 for 50ml, Ramón Monegal,

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Designed to revive dehydrated skin, MALIN+GOETZ’s new treatment oil is the perfect post-holiday fix. A unique blend of natural oils and antioxidants restores radiance, improves elasticity and reduces inflammation. The highly concentrated formula means just a drop or two works wonders. Recovery Treatment Oil, £62, Space.NK, Cabot Place

3. tailored anti-ageing Skincare specialist Kiehl’s has launched a serum proven to help reduce wrinkles. Part of a new anti-ageing collection – designed specifically for men – the lightweight formula penetrates deep into skin, strengthening and firming to give you a more youthful look. For best results, apply post-shave and follow up with the accompanying moisturiser. Age Defender Power Serum, £48, Kiehl’s, Jubilee Place

4. feeling hipster? Whether you’re sporting a full-on beard, five o’clock shadow or tidy clean shave – Braun’s new Multi Groomer lets you play around with your style. Designed to make your regime quicker and more effective, the one tool boasts three different attachments for precision trimming, styling and shaving. Braun Multi Groomer, £69.99, Boots, Canada Place

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,



Adidas advances The UltraBOOST Uncaged is a new shoe from Adidas, inspired by the fashion for personalisation. It celebrates the creativity of Adidas wearers, combined with high-tech performance features. When Adidas saw that customers frequently modified its leading running shoe, UltraBOOST, by cutting off its external support cage, the team embraced it. The new design of the streamlined shoe features a multi-tiered lacing system that allows runners to customise style and fit. There’s also the option of specially-designed flat laces for enhanced comfort and stability. UltraBOOST Uncaged, £129.95,

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fit to finish

over the net Wimbledon has ended, but your tennis dreams needn’t. Virgin Active has launched two new tennis-based group classes, to work on raquet skills, speed and strength. Cardio Tennis Extreme is for skilled players, and the class uses a small, quick green ball to test agility. Short Tennis is for those who are new to the sport, recovering from an injury or simply want to keep fit. It’s a 45-minute class played at a slower pace, thanks to a lighter foam ball and a smaller racquet, resulting in new players being able to enjoy longer rallies and work on technique. Virgin Active, Canary Riverside

FIT FUEL delivers workoutoptimised meals right to your doorstep. Whether it’s muscle building or weight loss you’re after, FIT FUEL’s menu offers low carb, high protein, gluten and lactosefree options, with selections including harissa and preserved lemon chicken breast with almond wild rice and broccoli, and hand-cut steak strips with sweet potato wedges and green beans. All the meals keep blood sugars stable and energy levels high, allowing for maximum performance, with specific adjustments possible. 12 meals at £69 and 18 meals at £99, delivery included,

tri it out

sport in style

It’s the AJ Bell London Triathlon on the 6-7 of this month, a local peak of the sporting calendar. Not taking part? The bike section can be seen from the shops and restaurants of South Colonnade.

This season, e-commerce site Avenue32 is expanding its activewear range, adding Mara Hoffman, which focuses on athletic wear in bold, Aztec prints; No Ka’Oi, producers of yoga wear, and Pepper & Mayne, a brand focusing on barre and ballet class wear – it has collaborated with the Royal Ballet on a limited edition range.


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Fitness Festival Bringing the best of Third Space to Canary Wharf

June ---- August 2016 From June through August Third Space will be offering complimentary Mind & Body, HIIT, Tabata and Circuit classes around Canary Wharf. All Third Space members and guests are welcome to join us at the stunning Rooftop Gardens at Crossrail place, Montgomery Square and Jubilee park.



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itness thirst Looking and feeling good is now an unashamedly unisex pursuit. Here, British male model Andrew Cooper talks fitness, food and building a juice empire WORDS: alice parks


ou’re named the body of Diet Coke – the shirtless stud that wields a lawnmower in the 2013 campaign for the drinks brand – what do you do? First things first, male model Andrew Cooper (who Canary Wharfers might also recognise as the face of Dunhill) hit the gym, tasked with gaining 4kg of muscle weight in four weeks, by what he calls ‘Olympian lifting’. More on which later. What’s more surprising is what he did with his pay afterwards. “Ironically, Juiceman was started with that cheque,” says Cooper, who is in the midst of expanding a range of pressed fruit and vegetable juice cleanses of that name. “I set up the test kitchen and factory with it.” In the spring, Cooper partnered with Penguin Books to release an accompanying recipe book full of nutrition tips and smoothie concoctions given names like Liquid Gold (apple, golden beets, sweet potato, carrot, turmeric, ginger and lemon) that quickly became a best-seller, and he can be considered part of a troop of supertoned personalities capitalising on the wellness industry, which is worth an estimated $3.4trillion (£2.6million) across a global span of fitness, food, travel and mindfulness, according to Reuters. Make no mistake, modelling can be lucrative. “There are some male models who can earn anything from £250,000 to £1m per year,” he

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tells me. “It’s no way on a par with women’s top earnings, but typically a guy’s career will last longer.” But fitness is both a passion and pay cheque. “I think the whole celebrity and social media fame pool has diversified the industry so people are working for exposure as much as money.” Vowing he “love[s] to be working in spaces that... deliver goodness,” here he shares an insight into into his health and fitness regime and new ventures: if you want to replicate his form, be prepared for some serious effort. We’ve seen wellness personalities become hugely popular. Is Juiceman the first part of your empire? It’s something I’m passionate about alongside health and fitness, so hopefully all the other plans will evolve around it. I’m working on a chain of Juiceman cafes for 2017 and we are launching a commercial range of juices, smoothies and shots in September across the UK and Europe. What’s your favourite summer juice? My favourite summer juice is watermelon, lime and ginger. Its also a brilliant cocktail mixer – I like to use whatever is seasonal. What do you eat in a typical day? I like to start with solid foods and end on a salad, smoothie or soup. I will probably have five meals between 7am and 4pm.


Andrew’s workout Monday Boxing 90min Tuesday Legs (strength) Wednesday Sprints and TRX Thursday Rest Friday Upper Body (Chest and Back) Saturday 10-20km run Sunday Yoga and Core


Are you a protein powder fan? I am, I think our daily diet needs more protein and fats, especially if you’re working long hours and are active. I think protein has great benefits for everyone and would advise anyone who is doing high intensity training to have a protein shake post-workout. I even have my daughter drinking a natural recovery shake after she does an hour of tennis training, as her body needs fuel and rest. Do you think there’s as much pressure on male models to look good, as there is for female models? I think male models, or at least the guys I have known, usually fall into the business for who they are so they are in the shape they need to be. It’s important to be professional and that will be the difference between someone having a good career or a short one. Have you ever felt the pressure? Not really but I’m fully aware that modelling is a career that you can’t drive as it’s all about appearance and the fit. I’ve never taken it too seriously in terms of if I get booked. Is there any rivalry between you and [fellow male model] David Gandy? No not at all. I have known David since he started and he has achieved a lot in the industry. I am a very different guy in terms of look and interests so we don’t really compete for work or tread on each other’s toes. What does your fitness routine consist of? Typically I like to train at least five or six days a week but vary it across cardio and specific bodypart training. I tend to get bored of routine so I try to keep it interesting by mixing it up. You work a lot with Dunhill – what do you love about the brand? I love the way Dunhill seems timeless, classic and British. Everything about it, from the accessories to the tailoring, makes you feel very regal. I’m a huge fan of its outerwear and accessories such as leather holdalls, and also the ICON fragrance which I was lucky enough to work on. dunhill, Cabot Place

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recipe: Chocolate Rebel Smoothie Ingredients • 350ml mineral water • 1tbsp natural protein powder • 1tsp coconut oil • 1tbsp raw honey or maple syrup • 1tbsp hemp seeds

• 5 cashew nuts • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder • 1tbsp raw cacao nibs • 1/2 avocado • 1 frozen banana • handful strawberries • handful ice cubes

How to make it: Wash, peel and chop ingredients, blend the ingredients in the order they are listed (from top to bottom, left to right) – and blitz until smooth. How did you get into juicing? Bizarrely we had a big old juicer when I was 14 that I was always fascinated with. But it was a hard to use and didn’t really work well. I have been into healthy eating and a functional

diet ever since I started working in the USA as I was struggling to keep fit and healthy with all the travelling. When you’re doing two long-haul flights every week it’s tough on your body and immune system. The whole cold pressed juice buzz hit the States in 2011 and I was hooked on the fact that you could buy the best juice possible in bottles without having to do the work. This then resulted in me buying a machine from California and starting a juice company. Juiceman by Andrew Cooper, £16.99, Penguin Books, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place


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A perfect MATCH


t’s no news that Roka serves up some of the finest Japanese food in London. Its yellowtail tuna with yuzu and truffle oil flies out of the door, chef Hamish Brown tells us, and despite fish being a highlight, there’s plenty for meat lovers on the menu. Now, Roka is teaching the fine art of pairing food with complementary wines, an experience which novices and aficionados alike will find enlightening. We went along to a session on Canary Wharf’s Roka terrace, to enjoy a fivecourse tasting menu paired with – wait for it – Spanish wines; an interesting and delicious combination. When it comes to bringing out the flavour of food, we learn it’s more complex than simply, “red or white?” Contrary to popular belief, whites shouldn’t always be served cool – a chill can kill the taste of the grapes in a less crisp wine – so ten to 13 degrees is optimal. We hear that red wine is excellent at cutting through fat, and a deep, almost smoky red with our dark chocolate ‘pre-dessert’ (which should give an indication of how decadent this experience is) made for a sumptuous pairing. A map pinpointing where our wines came from, along with images of the exact vineyards, really brought the experience to life, along with sharing a long table with a friendly mix of fellow guests. This is the modern dinner party. Educational pairing experience, £90, Roka, Canada Square. The next session in Canary Wharf is on 7 September.

summer feasting Tom’s Kitchen has launched a new summer menu, with tempting options perfect for the warmer months. Focusing on seasonal produce and contemporary takes on traditional British dishes, guests can enjoy handdived scallops and dressed crab to start, with mains like Cornish river trout and pan-fried duck breast. Ingredients are locally sourced when possible and head chef Tom Aikens is passionate about working with British suppliers. As it’s summer, treat yourself to a fruity dessert: try the summer pudding served with crème fraiche, or our favourite, wild berry posset with hazelnut praline and caraway shortbread. available until mid-September, Tom’s Kitchen, Westferry Circus


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Aloe aloe Simplee Aloe has launched aloe vera-based fruit juices in apple and mango and lemon and grape flavours. Produced from the inner gel of the plant, aloe vera is beneficial in supporting our immune and digestive systems. The new flavour range is free from preservatives, and it’s refreshing – try it after the gym, or better yet, on a hot summer’s day of doing absolutely nothing. £1.69 for 330ml and £3.50 for one litre, Holland & Barrett, Cabot Place

To celebrate the Rio Olympics starting this month, Boisdale is running a threeweek ‘Spirit of the Olympics’ summer cocktail tasting. Three sessions will be held in Canary Wharf, on the 2, 9 and 16 August. Each tasting will feature three cocktails inspired by the top nine medal winning nations of all time: USA, Russia, Great Britain, France, China, Italy, Germany, Hungary and Sweden. Go along and raise your glass in the name of sporting fun. Boisdale, Cabot Place,

Deliciously guilt-free CO YO coconut milk yogurt is dairy, lactose and gluten-free. The latest flavour, Salted Caramel, is made with coconut sugar and mineral-rich Himalayan salt crystals. The perfect vegan dessert. £1.99 for 125g, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

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gourmet snacking Healthy snack box subscription SourcedBox, available on a monthly basis or as a one-off box, puts together nutritious snacks like super-seed mixes and broccoli crisps, from familiar brands such as Rude Health and OmBar, plus lesser-known makes like LoveRaw and Snact. It’s a convenient and exciting way to discover new healthy snacks, so you can go and re-buy your favourites. 4pm chocolate digestive, be gone. from £18.95 with free UK delivery,



Indian Summer

Sharing plates are given a contemporary twist at Chai Ki, which fuses Indian flavours with immaculate presentation, tempting aromas and a lively restaurant atmosphere


’ll be honest, when we initially planned to review Chai Ki for the August issue of Canary Wharf magazine, I had reservations about whether the richness of Indian food was the right fit for sunny days. Of course, I was completely wrong. Exactly what you need for times when there’s a rare glimpse of warmer weather is a tropical lychee Bellini, a crisp glass of Chardonnay and a selection of colourful, spicy and exotic dishes. Everyone else in Canary Wharf clearly had the same idea. When my friend and I visited on a Thursday evening, the restaurant had a lively buzz about it and the bright orange curries, flashes of coriander and spinach and pretty salads and shellfish platters caught our eyes before we ordered. Of course, what you first notice is the smell of the spices drifting through the air, creating a paradox in which you’ll get progressively hungrier as you eat. The fact that you can mix and match dishes, trying small plates (London is clearly still in the grip of a small plate

obsession) only means that you can spend hours here and still feel like you want to come back the next night and eat some more. The main menu consists of chargrilled meats, yoghurty, refreshing dips and unctuous, typically ochre-coloured sauces, alongside rice dishes and nutritious helpings of aubergine and spinach. We started with the Goan prawns which are served with a cool, minty coconut rice blend to balance the kick of the marinade. We also ordered the chicken pear chaat, which pairs chicken cooked in tandoori style, with mint and a mango thyme dressing – it’s more-ish and ideal

for those who prefer milder dishes. For the main, we’d heard about the butter chicken dish, which looked golden and tempting when served to

You can spend hours here and still feel like you want to come back the next night and eat some more a neighbouring table, but opted for Dum Ka Gosht, a lamb curry which is spicier. The lamb was soft and succulent (the dish is served bone-in for flavour) in a sauce made with Kashmiri and green chillies and saffron. We were initially surprised to find it so light: The dish starts with a gentle warmth to it but gradually the heat builds – it’s sophisticated and means you can enjoy a plateful rather than being overwhelmed by it. It’s testament to the skill of the chef. In terms of desserts, you’ll find no unusual concoctions here – just flair for cheesecakes made with creamed butterscotch and chocolate, indulgent favourites to finish off a restaurant experience that is artistic and contemporary – and yes – summery. Chai Ki, Crossrail Place 020 7408 7630




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Hormones: we all have them. We throw the word around to explain mood swings and irritability, but most of us don’t really know what they are, let alone how much we can control them naturally. Read on for a new approach to healthy eating WORDS: charlotte phillips


irst a science lesson recap: hormones are chemical messengers. They’re created in the endocrine glands, and send a series of messages controlling everything in our body, from hunger, sleep and sex drive to blood sugar levels and fertility. We all have the same hormones but our levels of each hormone differ from one another, due to genetics – while you can inherit the ability to make lots of oestrogen, one can’t simply inherit lots of oestrogen in bulk. Tellingly, hormone levels are also affected by lifestyle factors, like diet, stress and sleep, says Dr Jane Leonard, a specialist in bio-identical hormones. When hormonal levels are correctly balanced, they help the body operate optimally, but small shifts and changes can have serious repercussions – think low energy, weight gain, depression and disrupted sleep. Hormone levels are constantly in flux, and can often be lowered or boosted. However, some experts believe that relying on medication to do so can cause other problems in the body and masks symptoms, rather than fixing a root cause. One way to address hormonal imbalance may be from within, through eating certain foods. In modern diets, much of our food is processed or packaged. “A lack of nutrients and vitamins in women’s diets can cause imbalances,” says Esther Fieldgrass, founder of EF Medispa. Canary Wharf’s CPRESS nutritionist, Miriam Gubovic, agrees. “Nutrition can help maintain or balance the hormones and it can just as well disrupt them. With hormones out of whack due to consumption of processed foods microwaved and served in harmful plastics; hormone-loaded dairy and meat products and foods full of sugar, one can easily feel sluggish, moody, tired and unproductive,” she says. Aside from simply eating a diet rich in plant-based foods, there are specific nutrients that may help balance different hormones and therefore assist in treating a variety of symptoms.

Eat to…combat stress When it comes to hormones, stress levels are highly influential. When the body is under stress, that fight-or-flight response becomes a priority. DHEA – the precursor hormone, or starting point for producing all hormones as needed in the body – naturally goes to the adrenal glands to produce the ‘stress hormone’ (cortisol), and there isn’t enough DHEA circulating to help produce the ‘good’ hormones, like those needed for sleep (melatonin) and sex drive (testosterone and oestrogen.) Also, producing cortisol through stress has an adverse effect on other biological processes. “High cortisol levels chronically raise blood sugar, which creates a state of insulin resistance and has a potential to promote Type 2 diabetes and storage of fat. A high levels of cortisol is also associated with visceral fat around the abdominal area, and stimulates appetite and cravings, causing overeating,” says Daniel Nunes, personal trainer at Canary Wharf gym Third Space. He goes on, “Cortisol can affect the optimal production of sex hormones as they are produced in the same gland.” What’s more, “Long-term stress and elevated cortisol can be linked to insomnia, thyroid disorders, dementia, depression and other conditions.” Oh dear. But fear not: nutrition can play a significant role in preventing excess cortisol production. One idea is to look to the diet of those in the Mediterranean. “Evidence suggests that adherence to a Mediterranean diet, with a high intake of monounsaturated fats (avocado, olive oil, nuts) seems to positively modulate the HPA axis and cortisol regulation and induce lower abdominal fat distribution,” Nunes says. Inflammation can also cause elevated cortisol levels, so he goes on to suggest “eliminating transfats and keeping saturated fats, caffeine and alcohol to a minimum.”


Eat to boost… fertility “Eating to boost fertility is difficult,“ says Gubovic of CPRESS. “It’s very personalised. In some cases, increasing the intake of iron is sufficient, but some cases might be due to borderline infertility. The best thing is to ask a medical professional to check for any hormonal imbalances and nutrient deficiencies and then consult a nutritionist. And this goes for both men and women.” Fieldgrass at EF Medispa says it might be helpful to eat plenty of folates and B vitamins. She suggests freshly cooked vegetables, “like spinach, broccoli, fresh asparagus, legumes, cooked lentils, and green juices with wheatgrass and white beans, which are rich in calcium and potassium as well as folates.” Nuts are also a good source of nutrients, “especially almonds and brazil nuts, but avoid peanuts.” Fieldgrass goes on. “Natural yogurt is ideal friendly gut bacteria. Acidic forming foods should be avoided, such as processed foods, alcohol, sugar, raw uncooked foods and spicy and high-fat food.”

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Eat to… feel happy

Testosterone affects sex drive and energy levels. “When it comes to boosting sex drive, we need to look into ingredients that are more powerful than your average meal,” says Gubovic. “Add herbs and spices such as ginseng and turmeric, that have been used in Eastern medicines for decades.” She goes on, “What we put on our plates is important, but so is what we don’t. Processed foods where the original state was heavily altered can leave us feeling lazy, tired, sluggish and, let’s be honest, unattractive,” Gubovic finishes. “Seafood like prawns and good fats such as nuts, avocados and coconut oil, enable DHEA to boost testosterone as necessary,” says Dr Jane Leonard. “Again, reducing cortisol produced through stress enables DHEA to produce more testosterone.”

Good news: hormones can make us happy. Oxytocin is the ‘love’ hormone which increases when we hug a loved one, and serotonin is the ‘happy’ hormone that helps stave off depression. Good quality proteins, healthy fats and leafy greens are key for boosting these ‘happy’ hormones, and unsurprisingly, sugar, refined foods, and the hormonal irritants caffeine and alcohol, should be consumed in minimal quantities.

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Eat to boost… sleep. “Foods high in magnesium, which is a natural relaxant, will help one to get a good night’s sleep,” says Gubovic. “The best thing you can do for yourself is to incorporate dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds into your diet. They all have plenty of this nutrient.” The magnesium boosts DHEA levels, meaning there is more of the precursor hormone required to produce melatonin, necessary for sleep. Melatonin levels change throughout the day, increasing after dark to trigger sleep. And Gubovic has one idea that may prove popular: “You could try a piece of very dark (85 per cent and above) chocolate as a dessert after dinner!”

Eat to… lose weight. Magnesium also balances the thyroid hormone, says Dr Leonard, which plays a part in weight loss. Magnesium helps reduce cortisol levels, and cortisol can cause adrenal fatigue and inflammation, which hinders weight loss. Additionally, one reason why women find it difficult to manage weight is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which affects sensitivity to the hormone insulin. Refined carbohydrates and simple sugars spike insulin levels, causing food to be stored as fat, so avoiding these foods is beneficial. A diet with a low glycaemic load, whereby energy is released slowly, and won’t cause blood sugar spikes, including fish, chicken, nuts, green vegetables, quinoa and eggs, is useful, and PCOS can be managed with weight loss.


now order this... Eating for hormonal imbalances doesn’t need to be restrictive – we’ve rounded up delicious options, right here in Canary Wharf

finally... It’s important to bear in mind that while hormonal regulation through nutrition is important, it’s not a silver bullet. Dr Harvinder Chahal, consultant at Bupa, says that while “Extremes in nutrition can alter the collection of glands that produce hormones regulating metabolism and growth (known as the endocrine system),” it is also true that there’s a lack of clear evidence. “There have been many studies looking at how restoring the hormonal levels of older people back to those found in the young, may reduce the effects of ageing. However, currently it’s unclear whether treatment of many of these age-related hormonal changes is ultimately beneficial. So far research has not found the ‘magic pill’ to reverse the process.” Given the overwhelmingly negative impact of cortisol produced through stress, you could consider adding low-intensity exercise to combat stress levels. (High Intensity Interval Training is stressful for the body, say both Nunes and Leonard). And ultimately, “Adequate intakes of low fructose fruits, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, and fish and moderate to low consumption of saturated fat, transfat, refined sugars, and salt will help to replenish all nutrients necessary for optimal functioning of hormonal system.” Third Space, Canada Square Bupa, Crossrail Place CPRESS, Crossrail Place EF Medispa, Admirals Way

At Big Easy, eat seafood, like shrimps, lobster, crab and mussels. They’re low GI and high in selenium, which is important for fertility. Big Easy, Crossrail Place

At Gaucho, order steak. The iron supplies vitamin B12, which helps make DNA and keep red blood cells healthy. Steak is also high in zinc, which is beneficial to the immune system, and it’s a good source of protein. Gaucho, Westferry Circus At Sticks‘n’Sushi, order salmon, tuna or sea bass sushi. The nori (seaweed wrap) is high in iodine, which helps regulate and control the whole endocrine system, especially the thyroid gland. Sticks’n’Sushi, Crossrail Place


Icing on the cake

From freshly baked croissants to perfectly piped icing, we take a look at the best of baked goods from around Canary Wharf

Cupcakes and sweet treats You can’t go wrong with Lola’s Cupcakes in Canada Place, which is distinguished for its heavenly assortment of cupcakes and additional vegan choices. If you prefer something bite-sized, then some exquisite French macarons from L’Orchidee, Canada Place, could be the thing for you.

Lola’s Cupcakes, Canada Place


efore you’re whisked into a world of baking disasters and cake delights with the The Great British Bake Off returning to our screens this month, it’s definitely worth paying a visit to the Canary Wharf cafes and restaurants to get your fill of delectable baked goods that aren’t just on your screen. Whether you head over to Le Pain Quotidien in Jubilee Place for their delightful selection of organic pastries or make your way to Protein Haus in Canada Place and grab some goods to go, Canary Wharf have a selection that you can’t afford to miss.

Baking wish-list

MissPrint little trees oven gloves, £18, John Lewis at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

Deliciously Ella Cookbook, £20, Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place

The essential tools to get you baking like a pro at home

Highgate Rose 3-tier cake stand, £36, Cath Kidston, Jubilee Place

Plastic Book Stand £2, Tiger, Crossrail Place

pastries and muffins

Chai Ki, Crossrail Place

cakes galore There is nothing quite like a generous slice of cake to sweeten your palette after a meal or to enjoy with a hot drink. Tom’s Kitchen, Westferry Circus, have a plethora of cakes and creamfilled delicacies, while Jamie’s Italian in Churchill Place boasts decadent brownies you won’t forget. For a healthier option, grab some carrot or walnut cake from CPRESS in Crossrail Place.

A freshly baked pastry or fruit muffin with a good cup of coffee is surely the perfect way to start your day, and in Canary Wharf there are plenty of choices to consider. Notes in Crossrail Place, Carluccio’s in Reuters Plaza, Brera and Paul, in both Cabot Place and Jubilee Place, are renowned for the appetising patisserie selections.

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Carluccio’s, Reuters Plaza

For a breakfast of champions in Canary Wharf you are not short on options. Visit The Breakfast Club in Crossrail Place for an American-style feast. For mouth-watering breakfast buns and pancakes, Chai Ki in Crossrail Place is the place to go.

Tom’s Kitchen, Westferry Circus

Le Pain Quotidien’s Brioche tressée au chocolat

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Find Le Pain Quotidien in Jubilee Place and try some of its delicious selection of baked goods

175g strong flour 20g whole milk ● 2 large eggs (approximately 85g) ● 20g caster sugar ● 4g salt ● 4g dried active yeast ● 53g unsalted butter – softened ● 10g dark chocolate – shaved ● ●

Egg wash 1 egg & a pinch of salt

Method 1. Cut the butter into small pieces and keep to one side at room temperature 2. In a separate bowl add the flour, sugar, shaved chocolate, dried yeast & salt 3. Mix all the dry ingredients together 4. Add the milk & eggs, mix well until you have a soft, elastic dough 5.Gradually add the softened butter to the dough and mix until totally incorporated. Note that the enriched dough should be very soft 6. Cover the dough and let rest in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes (it may rest for up to 2 hours) 7. Once the dough has rested take it out of the fridge and divide it in 4 pieces of 90g each 8. Cut each 90g into 3 equal parts

and roll each part into a length approximately 15cm long, these will make the tressée (plaits) 9. Pinch the top of 3 tubes together & plait by starting in the middle passing the right over the left, then the left over the right until the end comes together, finish with another pinch 10.Transfer the plaits to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 30°C 11. Place the tray in the preheated oven and prove for 12 minutes 12. When the dough is proved remove the tray from the oven 13. Prepare the egg wash by mixing the egg & salt together 14. Carefully egg wash the plaits with a brush & bake for approximately 6-8 minutes at 190°C


it’s Simply duck

In the case of the latest additions to Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, the name really does say it all. Simply Duck is here, bringing with it delicious duck dishes to keep any appetite satisfied

WE MEET SIMPLY DUCK’S FOUNDER Fee Bee Chong How was the Simply Duck concept born? My business partner, Ellen Chew, and I realised that there wasn’t a lot of option when it came to duck day to day. French restaurants have Duck Confit, Chinese restaurants have Peking duck, but you don’t always want to splurge. Sometimes you want homemade style food to pick up for lunch, that tastes good and is high quality. That’s us. Why did you decide to open in Canary Wharf? It has the perfect mix of a city feel and weekend activites. It’s a vibrant city, full of life and people and it’s really exciting to be a part of that. With such a variety of places to go, we felt like Simply Duck would slot in quite perfectly. Our ethos is ‘Simply fresh’, the food is different and it caters to the speedy service Canary Wharf’s clientele require. What is unique about the Simply Duck experience? Our consultants are Spanish and Asian, bringing the two together creates an extremely tasty fusion. It has proven to be popular, and we already have regulars, which is amazing. We often see people coming back with friends, so it’s fantastic to see that we are being recommended for our food. Simply Duck, Reuters Plaza;

Menu sneak peek

All dishes are cooked fresh daily by Simply Duck’s talented chefs, using locally sourced ingredients

The menu consists of a mouth-watering range of duck-based meals and snacks, including best-seller roast duck noodles or salad, spring rolls, duck gyoza and a twist on british favourite, duck scotch egg. Each dish has a vegetarian option, which is particularly important to the Simply Duck founders. Chong explains: “In Malaysia and Singapore, mine and Ellen’s respective home countries, they serve such delicious vegetarian options and it’s what we grew up with, so we felt we needed to incorporate these options into the menu. Our chefs season bean curd skin, also known as tofu, is equally as tasty as our duck offering.”


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Stay cool this summer with the limited-edition Rose & Raspberry Ice Cream or Chocolixir from Godiva, in Jubilee Place, to celebrate its 90th anniversary


odiva is celebrating 90 successful years of chocolate mastery and cutting-edge innovation with the launch of a tempting Rose & Raspberry Chocolixir and Ice Cream perfect for the warm weather this summer. Freshly prepared to order in Godiva’s Jubilee Place boutique, the multi-layered Chocolixir is a cooling sweet summertime treat crafted from creamy white Godiva chocolate and finished by crushing ice, drizzling an elegant Rose & Raspberry sauce and sprinkling on irresistable crispy raspberry pieces. The limited-edition Rose & Raspberry Ice Cream is a satisfyingly smooth swirl of creamy decadence, sure to delight anyone’s senses. Available in three delectable flavours: White Chocolate Vanilla, Dark Chocolate and Dark & White Chocolate Swirl; the Rose & Raspberry Ice Cream is covered with a flourish of Rose & Raspberry sauce, crunchy raspberry sprinkles and a 90th branded square of Godiva milk chocolate. Godiva, Jubilee Place;

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grace santorini make-over Grace, proprietor of all things hospitality and wellness, has reopened its Santorini property following a refurbishment. The boutique hotel now has a Champagne lounge, as well as a new yoga and Pilates studio with adjoining Technogym cardio room; guests can take part in complimentary yoga sessions twice a day. The restaurant Santoro now has a modern Mediterranean menu, while elsewhere the hotel has been styled sleekly, with mosaic feature walls and in-room bars as standard. The hotel will continue its expansion in 2017 with the opening of two suites. from €600 (approx. £512 ) per night,

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private jet food tour Four Seasons has announced plans to launch Private Jet Experiences next year. The first journey is Culinary Discoveries, developed with the chef behind internationally-acclaimed restaurant Noma. The three-week itinerary covers destinations such as Tokyo, Mumbai and Paris, and includes dinner in leading restaurants, private audiences with Michelin-starred chefs, cultural food talks and meetings with local producers. Accommodation will include Four Seasons hotels and begins May 27, 2017. for more information, privatejet.fourseasons. com/fs/culinary-discoveries

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belmond’s first sleeper train As settings for an inaugural sleeper train route go, there are few as spectacular as the Peruvian Andes. Belmond Andean Explorer launched in June with en-suite cabins, dining and observation cars for 68 guests. Its journey begins in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, takes in Puno, home to remote villages and floating islands on Lake Titicaca and travels on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arequipa. The track reaches 480m in altitude. from $462 (approx. £357) per person for the one night, ‘Spirit of the Andes’ journey, fully inclusive, belmond-andean-explorer

award-winning phuket hide-aways The editor vouches for Anantara Phuket Layan, a lush, green waterfront estate next to an elephant sanctuary in southern Thailand. The spa resort comes complete with candlelit restaurants, infinity pools, its own family of ducks – and now, 15 two-storey condos that sleep up to 21 guests and overlook the Andaman Sea. The residences were unveiled this season and have picked up numerous travel awards for thoughtful touches, including barbecues, rooftop sun decks and retracting glass walls that make the most of the view. With their own kitchens and daily breakfast service, you need never leave your own space. POA, phuket-layan.anantara. com/residences.aspx

underwater dining in the maldives Now there’s a way to see the marine life of the Maldives, no snorkel required. M6m, the acronym for Minus Six Metres is a new fine dining restaurant at the OZEN by Atmosphere resort, which already boasts at least four other eateries, including a pizzeria and dining room for pan-Asian cuisine. Fittingly, M6m will offer a seafood menu, alongside its panoramic views. seven nights on an Atmosphere Indulgence Plan basis, £2,749 per person,



desert oasis Golden sand, blazing sunshine, a hotel with the longest pool in the Middle East and one of the best fine dining restaurants in Oman – has ELIZABETH FINNEY found the perfect holiday destination?

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man: the very name is exotic. The sultanate, set on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, sounds like an exotic, far-away place, conjuring up images of snake-charmers, sand dunes and camel rides. Less commercialised than Dubai or Abu Dhabi, but tamer than the Far East, perhaps, the state is gaining column inches by the bucketload – and it’s easy to see why. A seven-and-a-half hour Oman Air flight from London will see you checking in to The Chedi Muscat. Chedi is best known for its glamorous chalet-style property the Andermatt in the Alps: here, it’s part of another world. The main lobby of the hotel is designed to look like a towering tent, complete with enormous sofas and low-hanging lights. Our suite is no less mind-blowing, but it is more modern, with all

of the Westernised amenities one expects from a luxury hotel: think vast bed, a widescreen TV and a separate study and lounge area. The bathroom is a highlight – a grey stone bath, larger than most hot tubs, is carved into the floor, while thick candles, intricate lanterns (a nod to traditional design) and Acqua di Parma products line the walls. Banish all ideas of a dry desert location: it’s when we stand on the balcony that we really feel we’re on holiday, as the ocean waves gently trip over each other and roll in from the Gulf. It’s a naturally beautiful setting. Oman is not flashy or brash – and it can’t be tarnished with the ‘soulless’ tag often thrown at luxury Middle Eastern desinations. Rather, it offers a rich history and big cultural draws. But first things first: no holiday is complete


without good food. The Chedi hotel group and its guests are discerning on whichever continent. Throughout our stay, we feast on a breakfast buffet that is truly a sight to behold. In the elegant dining room, tables are loaded with fruit, pastries, breads, cold meats, various cheeses and yoghurts, along with heated silver platters brimming with all the extras required for the world’s most succulent full English, should you be feeling slightly homesick. Dinners, too, come to be a highlight over the course of our stay, with delicious seafood (we particularly loved the tuna steak) and sushi on offer in the main restaurant, and indulgent treats in the beach restaurant: we opted for Swiss Gruyère and black truffle soufflé, followed by tiger prawns – more like mini lobsters, such is their meaty texture and butter-like consistency – with interludes of caviar, sorbet and Prosecco. It’s definitely decadent, so you can either relax and tell yourself you’re on holiday, or you can work it off in the fitness suite. I pop into the gym and find it to be a wellness playground complete with all the latest pieces of tech, but more a fan of the workout-free holiday, I opt to spend most of my time in the steam room,

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before heading to the spa. The space is a must-see too. It spans the second floor and looks out on the beach and over a pool. It’s decked out in sleek stone, in line with the style of the soothing Asian interiors, and the treatment room is particularly exquisite, with carved wooden ceilings and a walk-through glass shower that adds a hint of modernity to the otherwise traditional space. I opt for the Ancient Balinese Massage. The treatment involves traditional Balinese techniques like palming, stretching and effleurage to improve blood flow and relieve tension – it’s sensational. The combination of scents and oils is intoxicating, and I glide back to my suite afterwards in a peaceful haze. As instructed, I let the oils work magic on my skin overnight and head to bed, feeling relaxed. One wonderful thing about Oman is that it offers a balance between relaxing and sightseeing: it would be perfect for a couple’s holiday in which one half enjoys venturing out, while the other can lie on a beach, crab-like, for hours. It’s worth noting that the Chedi Muscat is able to organise tours, picking you up and dropping you back at the hotel, so you see the important sites without


becoming overwhelmed in the heat of the day. A tour of Nizwa, an ancient city in northern Oman, is a breath-taking, multi-sensory experience, prompting many ‘oohs’, ‘ahs’ and Instagram uploads. The Nizwa fort is particularly famous – the largest in the Arabian Peninsula, it was built in the 17th century, and was used to defend the city. Now, no defense is necessary, but it does serve a purpose in offering stunning panoramic views of the city from its walls. We also visit the Nizwa Souk where, similar to the bazaars of Morocco, part of the fun is haggling over the silver jewellery, spices and leather goods. Randomly, we spot camels in the sandbanks in the distance, giving a true sense of place. One of the best ways to gain a sense of perspective is to head into the capital of Muscat and take a Sunset Dhow Cruise. Muscat is mountainencircled and means ‘safe anchorage’. The wooden Arabian sail boat glides effortlessly around the Oman coastline, in water as smooth as glass. As the sun sets, it’s bathed in gold and offers innumerable photo opportunities. The route itself gives a perfect view of rugged clifftops peppered with medieval forts and medieval fishing villages, while the majestic Royal Opera House was opened in 2011 and houses music and arts events. If you want to go out on the open sea, be sure to schedule a dolphin-watching expedition. It means an early morning start, but it’s worth getting up for. Sitting in the shade of the boat, we comb the waters for a hint of fin and are lucky enough to spy

two pods during our time on the water – common bottlenose dolphins flirt with the surface of the water, playfully weaving around our boat, while a huge group of spinner dolphins put on a show, leaping out of the water with stunning velocity. The Arabian Gulf is underrated for marine life, and also attracts keen divers. On days spent at the hotel, the Chedi Muscat facilities are truly sublime, and nothing is too much for the obliging staff. The 103-metre-long pool, with an infinity edge facing the ocean, is impressive and typically quiet. The resort was the brainchild of renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy, known for his ability to bring aspects of local style into his projects. Food, too, carries both local and Westernised influences, and dishes I try include Omani soup, which arrives brimming with shellfish, and grilled Snapper fillet with a tomato burghul salad. All in all, Oman offers a uniquely magical blend of tradition, natural beauty, luxury and elegance, for those looking for a slightly alternative destination. Fly direct to Muscat from London Heathrow from £529 including all taxes and charges. Visit for more information. Viator is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, and organised both the sunset cruise and the dolphin watching excursions. See all of Viator’s Oman tours at The Chedi Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, rooms from RO 200 (approx. £392 per night) +968 24 52 44 00,


eAD fOR EIGHTS South Tyrol, a littleknown area of northern Italy, is just the place to clear your mind and feed your soul. Angelina Villa-Clarke discovers a region where nature gets a design makeover

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f you’re yearning for a soul-searching moment, head to South Tyrol, a littleknown – but beautifully peaceful – enclave of northern Italy. With its heavenly setting – lush vineyards, verdant valleys dotted with romantic castles, and surrounding snow-capped peaks – it’s a world apart from the hubbub of urban life and an idyllically bucolic spot for those wanting some me-time. Except for one problem: before you can turn your mind to “who am I?” you may first want to find the answer to “where am I?” Perched just short of the Austrian border, between Verona and Innsbruck, South Tyrol is a mixed-up kind of place and, like many border towns across the world, boasts an intriguing fusion of culture, language and identity. While it lies geographically in Italy, it has a distinct Teutonic

air about it yet it has actually been a proudly autonomous region since 1948. Most locals speak both German and Italian – signposts are in both languages – with a stalwart minority still insisting on the mountain dialect Ladin. Food is a true indicator of the melting-pot: fancy spaghetti? Not a problem, but you’ll also find apple strudel on the same menu. You’ll spot pretty, wooden chalets with crimson blooms in window-boxes, straight out of Heidi, and you’ll also stumble across ultramodern design hotels – all glass and metal – by way of Milan. One of these is San Luis, the latest opening on the scene, tucked away in an untouched forest on the Avelengo plateau. It’s the second property owned by the Meister family (the first is Hotel Irma, found in the nearby quaint town of Merano). Described as a private retreat offering ‘primordial encounters with nature’, it’s another place for the modern pursuit that is finding yourself again. Designed by local architect Hugo Demetz, there are 22 chalets and 16 tree-houses on stilts, scattered around a pristine man-made lake. The hotel’s central clubhouse, housing the spa, inside-


out swimming pool, restaurant and small cinema, is at the heart of the resort. Inside this hub, the design ethos is one of pared-back glamour meets ‘Alpine-chic’ with a moody smoky-grey palette contrasted with rough-hewn timber surfaces (ceilings, exposed beams and tables), black industrial pendants and white linen covered sofas. Outside, majestic pines, firs and larches rise up to meet the Dolomite peaks beyond – this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, giving way to hiking in the summer and gentle skiing come winter. After a day in the mountain air, you’ll return to your private cabin. Built from speciallysourced, untreated Mondholz wood with floor-to ceiling panoramic windows, these are charmingly rustic. The open-plan layout gives a loft-style feel to the space – the living room flows into the bedroom and your bathtub is next to your bed – ideal for hopping from suds to sleep. There’s also a walk-in wardrobe, a cosy kitchen-diner and slateclad shower room. Meanwhile, oodles of cream linen textiles, marshmallow-like down bedding and a magical open fire combine to soften the interior. Simple yet stylish touches include pink-clay walls, scrubbed floorboards and storm lanterns. The highlight, however, is your own sauna cabin, accessed via the bathroom area, which looks out across the lake. On your private deck, there’s also a hot tub – perfect for soaking limbs, and starwatching after hours. Dining is courtesy of Michelin-starred chef Artuto Spiocchi’s locally-inspired menu, with many ingredients sourced from the surrounding 40-hectare protected reserve of parkland and fields, bursting with fruits, berries and rare spices. His fusion of traditional Alpine dishes with classic Mediterranean flavours means you can expect some culinary highs: wild garlic ravioli with buffalo curd cheese and cuttlefish, and asparagus risotto with onion confit, goat cheese and chives, are innovative dishes, bursting with flavour. While you can opt for the perfectly friendly, yet low-key, dining at the clubhouse, the speciality here is what they call ‘quiet luxury’. Breakfasts (think homemade breads, cakes, meats, cheese and eggs) are therefore served directly to your chalet at your chosen time. A sliding door between the living room and diner can be secured before you go to

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bed, so you rise to discover your breakfast waiting for you – with none of the typical hotel fussing – a genius attention to detail. The barn-style country spa, meanwhile, is another treat. Crackling fires, relaxation rooms with steam baths and hydro-massage in the middle of a lake encourage complete zoning out. Black cement walls, chandeliers and trestle tables laden with crystal decanters add a touch of opulence. On offer are massages with essential oils, compresses with local herbs and personalised fitness sessions, which all continue the personalised yet natural focus which is the USP here. Forest walks, lake swimming and outdoor day-beds (warmed in cooler months by poolside stoves) are perfect for those looking to escape city life. As cocooning as San Luis is, South Tyrol is ripe for exploring. This is the land that gave the world its most accomplished mountaineer – Reinhold Messner. Having conquered his first summit in the Dolomites at the tender age of five, in the late 1940s, the Tyrolean boy went on to climb another 3,500 peaks during his career. In recent years, the now 72-year-old has turned his hand to creating a series of six high-altitude museums across the region – many architectural masterpieces in their own right. The newest, which opened in 2015, is the Zaha Hadid-designed MMM Corones, found on the summit plateau of Kronplatz mountain


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and dedicated to the discipline of mountaineering. The largest museum, MMM Firmian, meanwhile, close to the town of Bolzano, has been carved out of a 10th century castle. Packed with mountaineering equipment, photography, art and an eclectic collection of Eastern artefacts picked up during his years conquering the Himalayas, it’s an eccentric experience. It is also not for the fainthearted, with it featuring a number of hair-raising elevated paths, steep stairs and vertigo-inducing towers seemingly to test visitors’ stamina. For lesser, but no less satisfying, thrills, South Tyrol is also renowned for its culinary prowess. Boasting the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy (23 across 19 restaurants), you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining. Sissi, an Art Nouveau-styled restaurant in Merano, headed up by chef Andrea Fenoglio, is a good start for innovative dishes and is a 20 minute drive from the hotel (sissi. From winery tours to mountain-hut trails, fairytale-like castles to picturesque bike paths, South Tyrol is packed with things to do, for those who want both an active, and relaxing, time away. Chalets at San Luis start from €250 per night for full board (excluding drinks) per person. San Luis, +39 0473 279570;; for more information on South Tyrol, visit; for more information on the Messner Mountain Museums, visit


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michael kors partners with mclaren-honda Michael Kors has cemented a lifestyle brand partnership with McLarenHonda. The brand name will appear on the overalls of the Formula 1 team and also on the McLaren-Honda MP4-31 car. Both brands spoke of the desire to collectively embody ‘a fast, jet-set lifestyle’ and reach beyond their respective audiences. It is thought that elevating its status within Formula 1 offers Michael Kors the chance to tap consumers who buy into the lucrative European sports market, and benefit from the well-known appeal of professional drivers such as Jenson Button. To celebrate the partnership, Michael Kors is issuing 50 exclusive leather jackets that carry both brands’ logos. Michael Kors, Jubilee Place Words: alice parks


TIFFANY & CO. X REED KRAKOFF Tiffany & Co. is to launch a collaboration with designer Reed Krakoff, that will span gifts, homeware and accessories, and include leather, tabletop decorations and a range of eyewear. The award-winning creative has previously turned his hand to interiors, but is best known for fashion design and his stint at the helm of luxury accessories brand Coach. The new collections will be in store next year and will retail at a luxury price point. Tiffany & Co., Cabot Place

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With global threats perceived to be at an all-time high, consultancy service DS-48, which specialises in intelligenceled advisory and risk resolution, has launched Overwatch. The security app monitors users’ movements every 180 seconds, and tracks potential issues, before dispatching medical and security teams when necessary. The company is led by former special forces and intelligence officers.

THE PRICE OF PRIVACY? Comparison website has exposed a discrepancy between the value we place on our personal data, and how much third parties pay to obtain it. In a recent survey, the company found that individuals consider their email addresses to be worth £983 on average, yet marketing companies often pay as little as 45p to access these contact details from a pool of subscribers. According to, 40 per cent of British Facebook users were unaware that the social media website is one company that provides other businesses with personal information for payment.

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A hypnotherapy service that promises to instil calm and banish emotional decisionmaking is being used by traders to fine-tune their decisions – RICHARD BROWN puts it to the test

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’ve had clients literally write down on paper that they want to be transformed into an ‘emotionless robot’” says hypnotist Aaron Surtees, with a surely misplaced dose of nonchalance. Sixteen years ago Surtees founded City Hypnosis, a clinic specialising in therapeutic interventions for young professionals. Having plied his trade on Harley Street, he admits the long hours and high pressures of London’s financial district meant his client base was soon populated by corporate types travelling from consultancies, hedge funds and investment banks for weekly sessions, and he moved the

business eastwards. Generally, their issues were well-known – stress, anxiety and addictive personality traits fuelled by the City’s drinking culture. But then, in 2004, came that piece of paper and a request to help traders manipulate the markets without flinching. Hypnotism involves planting positive suggestions in the client’s subconscious once they are in a relaxed state of awareness, to promote feelings and behaviours that are desired. Surtees asserts that the wording of any of these suggestions is always explicitly agreed beforehand and the outcome can be strengthened by using psychological techniques – such as repetition, visualisation and linking


positive emotions with an action like tapping the forefinger – that can then trigger those feelings in an alternative, and usually more challenging, situation. But what qualities does a young man want to share with an emotionless robot? “It was [a way of being] cold, clinical, calculating and super confident,” replies Surtees, who now directly markets hypnotherapy as an answer to emotional behaviour on the trading floor. “Some traders are losing focus and letting emotions such as greed, fear or anger get on top of clear decision-making. If you’re making rash decisions or being swayed by emotions, you’re not performing to your best ability. Traders want to trust their systems and its algorithms, and trust themselves.” Surtees insists hypnotherapy can work

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for anyone, as long as the person desires change. To his credit, he says he regularly sees employees from the likes of Credit Suisse in Canary Wharf, and says he’s told that they feel ‘calmer’, ‘more confident’ and are ‘making more trades’. The cost for a session is £190 plus VAT and clients regularly attend around four 50-minute appointments over time. “People are much more open to hypnotherapy [in this era],” explains Surtees. “In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, I’ve had bankers speak to me about stress, and the importance of holistic health. Initially there can be some scepticism, but then clients realise it’s based on a practice of suggestion and neuro-linguistic programming that’s worked for hundreds of years.” We sent one of those sceptics along to try out the City Hypnosis service.



Man versus mind

Could you be persuaded to put your state of consciousness into the hands of a stranger, in search of relaxation – or even professional development? RICHARD BROWN was, with surprising results


he modern man lives in perplexing times. We are at once expected to know how to rewire the lights in the living room and fix the leak in the toilet under the stairs. At the same time, we've been emasculated to the point where it is now acceptable to chase Pokémon in public. We can drink protein shakes at our desks, take selfies in the gym, even ask other men where they get their hair cut. We promote pseudoscientific self-help tomes to the top of book charts. We propel meditation apps to the top of Apple's App Store. I bought a magazine once, upon the promise that I could get ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ARMS IN JUST THREE DAYS!!! I'm still waiting for the gains. Still, for all of that, to most of us possessing a Y chromosome, the thought of letting someone extricate our deepest-hidden anxieties while reclined in a chair, eyes closed, our minds vulnerable to who-knowswhat level of insecurity-laden introspection, sends shivers down our recently-waxed backs. I’d rather be caught capturing Pokémon. Alas, following no insignificant amount of strong-arming by this magazine’s editor, I found myself in the basement-bunker-office of City Hypnosis, just off Chancery Lane. When entering a darkened room that’s been neutralised with whale

music and the sort of landscape shots that Microsoft Windows uses as screensavers, I’ve always thought it a good idea to employ a certain degree of cynicism. The lair of the charlatan often looks like this. Aaron Surtees didn’t take on the appearance of a charlatan. Indeed, his dulcet tone of voice suggested that he’d be perfectly up for the job at hand. He could help me with a range of miseries, he said, including anxiety and impotence. Suffering the burdens of neither of these afflictions – well, every man has the occasional off day – he offered to perform a type of meditative therapy which would render my mind clear and my body calm. During the next 40 minutes, as water trickled over stones in the headphones on my ears, Aaron’s melodious voice took me on a voyage that went deep underground, through many doors and into many rooms. To be honest, that’s about all I can remember – a lift, some doors and lots of rooms – until we were back in the metaphorical elevator in my mind and Aaron was bringing me back into the real world with a ‘5-4-3-2-1-andopen-your-eyes’. Woah. What sort of quasi-state of consciousness was that? A place just before sleep, where

you’re not fully capable of grappling the thoughts that are leapfrogging into your mind before they disappear into the darkness just as speedily. Had I been hypnotised? Apparently not. But it was a deeper state of relaxation than I can remember. Like that place a really good massage sends you to, only better. I can’t attest to Aaron's ability to rationalise decision-making, but if you’re looking for a quick-fix stressbusting session, then 50 minutes with him will straighten you out. As for those of us too macho to have ever considered seeing a shrink, perhaps it’s time to man up. from £190+VAT, 0845 351 9926,


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Canary Wharf Group supports ‘Building Legacies’ Canary Wharf Group’s flagship enterprise support arm East London Business Place (ELBP), in partnership with Newham College’s Centre for Innovation and Partnerships (CIPs), launched their latest business support programme, ‘Building Legacies’. More than 100 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), partners and stakeholders attended the launch to

hear how the free programme is going to be delivered over the next three years. Key speakers included Levi Roots, the BritishJamaican reggae celebrity chef and businessman, who appeared on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den with his ‘Reggae Reggae Sauce’ brand. If you are an SMME trading in a London borough, please visit for further information.


Cubitt Town Junior School Careers Day As part of the Cubitt Town Junior School Careers Day, five representatives from Canary Wharf Group’s Public Affairs & Personnel team spoke about their occupations. They were joined by other speakers from the fields of law, journalism and medicine. The CWG employees, answered questions and shared advice on the importance of networking, hard work and determination.

inspiration from architecture Canary Wharf Group supported Open-City’s Architecture in Schools: Primary Programme for the fourth year running. 700 London-based pupils were given a brief inspired by Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge and were asked to design their own inhabited bridges in London. Through exploring buildings such as the BBC Broadcasting House and the Angel Building, pupils were able to learn about architecture and get inspiration for their bridge design. An awards ceremony was held at the East Wintergarden, where participating schools displayed their projects and winning entries were announced.


VISUAL ARTS Take a break to explore and enjoy Canary Wharf’s temporary exhibitions and permanent art collection around the estate

BIG LANDSCAPES Boyd & Evans Lobby, One Canada Square Until 2 September / FREE


rtists Fionnuala Boyd and Leslie Evans have worked collaboratively since 1968. As painters they use photography as a research tool, building banks of images for reference, which they combine in ambiguous compositions. With the advent of digital imaging they embraced the possibility of creating photographic compositions in their own right in a range of scales. Their pleasure in detail can be seen in these works created especially to fit the walls of the Lobby of One Canada Square. This exhibition marks Boyd & Evans’ first installation of a collection of monumental compositions related to their excursions to American landscapes, as well as a huge English beech tree.

Exhibition tour: Tuesday 23 August, 6.30-7.15pm / FREE Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition with Fionnuala Boyd and Leslie Evans, to reserve your place please email

Window Galleries The Art and Design Window Galleries showcase up-and-coming artists, designers and craftspeople and are located in Canada Place.

Art, Canada Walk 7 August – 2 September

Sophie Derrick Equally interested in the materiality and substance of paint and photography, Sophie juxtaposes the two mediums. She photographs the act of painting and then paints on top of the photograph, layering the image of paint and the painted image. Using her body as the canvas, she questions the traditional concept of painting and portraiture, and the barriers between painting and photography.

Clare Newton: Spirit of Legends Roof Garden, Crossrail Place 8 August – 18 September / FREE


n exhibition to coincide with the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics: Hackney-based artist Clare Newton has made photographic portraits of the many GB Paralympians whose contribution to society is hugely important on many different levels, though often unsung. Her venture passionately connects the sport to its roots in the ancient Grecian Olympics and the art of story-telling by classical masters, in order to capture the spiritual essence that makes a legend. For Canary Wharf Clare has created eight large-scale photographic panels depicting some of these extraordinary Paralympic athletes as Greek gods and goddesses: Andromeda is portrayed by Helena Lucas, the first ever Paralympic sailing gold medallist; Zeus by equestrian and multiple gold medallist Lee Pearson; and Hera by Baroness Tanni GreyThompson, one of the UK’s most successful disabled athletes.

COMMUNITY WINDOW GALLERY The Community Window Gallery in Canada Place is devoted to exhibiting work by local arts projects.

The Glass Bridge and the 4Cs Until 6 September

SPLASH (South Poplar & Limehouse Action for Secure Housing), based in St Mathias Community Centre in Poplar, works with the local community. Last summer over 350 adults and children worked on an art project inspired by old trading routes that resulted in a public art display on the Glass Bridge (Poplar DLR Footbridge). The participants were from the communities of Poplar High Street, Tower Hamlets College, Canary Wharf and Crossrail – collectively known as the 4Cs. Drawing on the history of the East India Company, the panels highlight Dockland heritage, illustrating the ships, cargoes and people who made this area what it is today through maps of historical trade routes, images of modes of travel and goods, flora and fauna.

Design, Jubilee Walk 7 August – 2 September

Wall & Jones Wall & Jones is a design studio and shop in Hackney Road. Jewellery and one-off fashion pieces are created here by labels such as Ali Wall Design and Odette Jewellery. Their styles converge in flamboyant, decorative work inspired by historic embellishment. They also create to suit individual customers’ desires.


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Make the most of the sunshine and explore the best of Canary Wharf’s green areas this August. Culture is key as you can take in outdoor theatre, watch ballet on the summer stage and enjoy classical music concerts in your lunch break

Outdoor Theatre

Monday 1 & 8 August / 6.45pm / Jubilee Park / FREE

Join Boxtree Productions as they perform The Scarlett Pimpernel on the 1 August and Chapterhouse’s Wuthering Heights on 8 August.

Nashville meets London

Saturday 13 August 2-10pm / Sunday 14 August 2– 9pm / Canada Square Park Free


Thursday 11 & 18 August / 12.30-2pm / Canada Square Park / Free


Lonesome Gun, Photographer: Hugo Glendinning

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Analyst Charity Market

Thursday 4 August 11.30am-2.30pm / Cabot Square / Free to visit Visit Cabot Square and support Great Ormond Street Hospital at this charity market run by apprentices at Morgan Stanley to help raise essential funds for this worthwhile charity. On offer will be an array of exciting products including freshly made juices, tasty coconut flour cupcakes, healthy snack boxes and beautiful bouquets of flowers amongst many others.

Live free music from talented emerging artists to accompany your time off! On 11 August enjoy The 4 Tune Tellers and Tom Korni on the 18 August.

DÉjeuner au Ballet

Monday 8 & 15 AugusT 12.30-2pm / Canada Square Park / Free Live ballet on Canada Square Park’s summer stage: The London Ballet Company (8 August ) and New English Ballet Theatre (15 August).

Summer Concerts

Tuesday 2, 9 & 16 August 7pm / canada square park / FREE Join us for fantastic evenings of music concerts live on Canada Square Park’s summer stage. From opera to the great American songbook, there is something for everyone.


Friday 5 - Sunday 14 August various times West Wintergarden & Jubilee Park / FREE – pre booking required via: arts+events @

The Canary Wharf table tennis event arrives on Friday 5 August inviting you to play, compete with friends and family, pick up tips from professional coaches and more! This year take part in the singles competition, the Canary Wharf Ping! Championships. For more information visit

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

Saturday 20 August 1.30–10pm / Sunday 21 August 1.15– 9pm / Canada Square Park / Free

Live jazz from a host of new and emerging plus established jazz artists.

The Invesco Perpetual City Regatta

Friday 12 August 6-9pm / canada square park Free to enter

A new rowing challenge that’s open to all and FREE to enter. Male and female crews (made up of four rowers) compete head to head in a series of fast and furious regatta style knock out races over 1000m on Concept 2 rowing machines live on the Canada Square Park summer stage – with a live DJ set. Sign up now via

Lights, Camera, Action

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With thanks to Citigold Wealth Management and Everyman Canary Wharf, watch great British classic films in the beautiful outdoor location of Canada Square Park for free. From Julie Christie to Rowan Atkinson and Sir John Gielgud to Oliver Reed, marvel at these great thespians perform at their very best.

Lunchtime Classical

Wednesday 3, 10 & 17 August / 12.30-2pm / canada square park FREE

A variety of classical concerts as you spend a lovely English summer afternoon in Canada Square Park with the perfect musical accompaniment.

Tuesdays 2, 9 & 16 August 2.30pm / Wednesday 3 August 6.30pm Canada Square Park / Free

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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE Experts report on the fallout from the EU referendum

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SALES NICK MOORE, associate at Knight Frank Islington, comments on the trends in the residential sales market


he UK’s vote to leave the EU at the end of June has inevitably had far-reaching consequences both politically and economically, many of which have led to uncertainty in the property market. The sharp fall in the value of the pound immediately following the result and the subsequent fall in the FTSE 100 and 250 made many buyers nervous; however, in the weeks that have passed since the vote was cast, green shoots have started to emerge with many buyers adopting the attitude that ‘life goes on’ as they resume their search for a new property – albeit with a little more caution than they may have exercised earlier in the year. I think it’s still too early to tell the longer term effect that the decision to leave the EU will have on the London property market and it will undoubtedly take some time for the dust to settle, however, the fundamental supply and demand dynamics of the

PROPERTY “After the initial shock of the referendum result, I am now excited about the encouraging long term prospects for the UK’s housing market and its investors. It is going to seem like a helter-skelter for all markets for the next few months, but the medium and long-term prospects for UK residential property remain strong.” – Managing Director of property consultancy Surrenden Invest

Continued low interest rates and a weakening pound are likely to encourage demand UK market are unlikely to change. The continued undersupply of homes, balanced against current demand, will likely underpin pricing in the most desirable and best connected areas. Continued low interest rates and a weakening pound are likely to encourage demand especially from investors based outside of the UK and should help to restore confidence as the summer progresses. The underlying strengths of the UK economy remain in place and ultimately property is an investment with a proven track record for anyone with long-term investment goals. With a new Prime Minister in place, a pound that is starting to strengthen once more and markets that are starting to rally, the picture is far more rosy than we were led to believe that it might be.

Knight Frank Islington 020 3657 7340

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ART DE VIVRE Ever wanted to live alongside works of art? Well now you have your chance, thanks to the Art Homes Concept pioneered by Gérard Faivre Paris. Arguably changing the landscape of the Parisian luxury property market, the interior designer is transforming apartments and properties into true works of art that are ready to be lived in – based on the principles of luxury, comfort and originality. Each property has its own distinctive style, and Faivre draws inspiration from the individual character of each property to create his design, looking for the perfect arrangement to fill the space with works of art, madeto-measure furniture and antique details.




manager at Knight Frank Islington, comments on the trends in the residential lettings market

R BATHROOM BRILLIANCE Create an oasis of calm in your home with the new bathroom furniture collection from Il Bagno Alessi. Produced in collaboration with Swiss manufacturer Laufen, the collection includes designs from leading architects Stefano Giovannoni and Wiel Arets and displays a chic, sleek aesthetic with soft, fluid designs and rounded edges. The simplicity of the collection makes it timeless, so it’s an ideal investment.

SOME LIKE IT HOT Selecting options for heating your home doesn’t have to be boring, particularly with the new release from Bisque, the UK’s first designer radiator brand. Lissett is the latest addition to the label’s Aluminium collection and boasts a slim profile and a subtle, elegant design, making it the ideal choice for a more contemporary home. The Lissett is available in six sizes – four horizontal and two vertical – and a range of colour finishes. Also joining the collection is the Lissett Towel radiator; both models benefit from eco-friendly technology and are crafted from recycled aluminium, meaning they heat up faster and are more energy efficient. It’s a win-win. prices for the Lissett start from £439, while the Lissett Towel rail starts at £436,

entals have remained strong in Islington and the City fringe throughout Q1 and Q2 of this financial year and while prices have dipped slightly due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the area continues to outperform the majority of London on a year to year basis with Knight Frank reporting a modest 1.8 per cent growth. As the fallout from 23 June begins to play out, it is inevitable that we will see some effect on the rental and sales market in London; particularly in Islington and the City fringe. While I would suggest that at the time of writing it is simply

The area continues to outperform the majority of London on a year-toyear basis too early in the process to give any clear advice, what has been evident is a large swing of potential tenants coming into the rentals market who have previously been looking to buy. These prospective tenants are looking for high quality, well-built properties to use as ‘homes’ rather than stop-gap properties. This means that the standard of the building and the facilities within it remain key to any decision that this new class of tenant makes. One other point that has become evident post-Brexit is that the currency play is far more attractive than ever, meaning that London – particularly for international tenants looking to pay large sums in advance – has become more attractive than ever. The summer months in Islington are consistently the busiest of the year from single corporates, students and families all focusing on a move between July and October, already there is a lack of quality property in the prime market and these 3+ bedroom houses are in high demand.

Knight Frank Islington 020 3657 7340


HELPING YOU MOVE IN 2016 If you are considering selling or letting a property this year, now is the time to speak to an expert.   We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 417 offices across 58 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience.   Call us today on 020 3641 6112 to arrange your free market appraisal.     Guide price: £625,000

Ocean Wharf, Nr Canary Wharf E14 A wonderfully presented two bedroom apartment situated on the upper ground floor of this gated development. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, private terrace, concierge, parking. EPC: C. Approximately 86.7 sq m (933 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112



Guide price: £650,000

Chart House, Isle of Dogs E14 A bright two bedroom sub-penthouse for sale of the seventh floor of Chart House within Burrells Wharf Square. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, terrace, concierge, leisure facilities, parking. EPC: C. Approximately 76 sq m (818 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112

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Clemence Street, Limehouse E14 Three bedroom terraced house available for sale A beautifully presented three bedroom terraced house, renovated to an exceptional standard and offering a substantial rear garden. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, guest WC, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, private rear garden. EPC: D. Approximately 127.6 sq m (1374 sq ft).   Freehold

Guide price: £1,100,000 020 3641 6112  



company profile Knight Frank’s New Face This month sees change underway at Knight Frank’s Wapping branch, as local expert Lee O’Neil joins the team


ee O’Neil takes up his new position as head of sales at Knight Frank Wapping this month, bringing a significant 20 years of experience along with him. Having spent most of these years working within Wapping, he has detailed knowledge of its property market and has been in a position to see how things have evolved in the area over time. As such, O’Neil believes the location is one to watch right now. “If you said Wapping to people ten years ago, they had no idea where you were talking about. That’s changed a lot and it’s firmly on the map now,” he begins. With the 2012 Olympics generally having had a positive, regenerative effect on the east London housing market, O’Neil also attributes Wapping’s popularity to its improved transport links. “It was always a problem for Wapping that transport in and out was difficult, whereas now the station is really well looked after. It even has plants and hanging baskets. Growing up in London, you’re not used to seeing pretty stations, so it makes a difference and the friendly staff help add to the whole village feel.” This village feel of the area, which has somewhere between 2,500 and 3,000 homes, is noticeable when spending time out and about in Wapping, as O’Neil describes seeing an increasing number of families with young children. It’s something that’s potentially a challenge for the team. “We’re starting to see more people set up a base in Wapping and stay longer now so as agents, we’re not going to see as quick a turnaround on properties. That’s a challenge in terms of instructions. We want the stock, but it’s also a positive for the area that more people would


LEFT TO RIGHT Gary Hall, City and east regional lettings partner; Lee O’Neil, head of sales; Andrew Groocock, City and east regional partner

choose to raise a family there now.” In terms of what kinds of properties Wapping offers, it’s an area that has a mix of both modernity and heritage. “It’s probably [warehouse] buildings that draw people to the area but on the back of that, we’ve got to manage expectations on what people can and can’t get. Wapping has a healthy blend – some warehouse conversions, Edwardian buildings and the new builds.” Different tastes are well catered for, and for those selling rather than buying, O’Neil is confident the Knight Frank name is one that clients can rely on. “Knight Frank is a huge brand in Wapping and the exposure these guys can give is so valuable.” O’Neil also plans to ensure he and his team maintain a high profile in the area, not letting the seasonal nature of the business get in the way of keeping the team busy. “One thing I have always done in quieter times is have the guys go out

and do a bit of informal networking, visit the coffee shops. They invariably bump into someone they know, have a chat about the market and it keeps the brain ticking over. A lot of the housing market scaremongering is done around dinner tables and in coffee shops, and we need to get out there and tell people the good stories as well. This is ultimately a people business, and that counts for staff as well as clients.” Such a welcoming attitude is sure to keep the team motivated and drive the business to further successes in the area. “My move here was a big one, since I’ve only worked for one other company, but it was actually quite an easy decision to make. I’m looking forward to the new adventure and I think we’re going to do really well here,” he closes, brimming with confidence at a time when it’s exactly what is needed. 1 Wapping High Street, E1W 020 3811 2370

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Price £380 per week Furnished For more information, call Charlotte Malone 020 3811 2225 or email

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New North Road, Hoxton N1

Three bedroom apartment in a central location A modern three bedroom apartment to rent set within the new development, The Bevenden, N1. This apartment is finished to an exceptionally high standard with a light, contemporary feel throughout with an open plan reception area and patio doors leading to the private balcony. This development is situated within walking distance to popular London locations such as Shoreditch and Angel. With just a 10 minute walk to Old Street Underground Station and 0.5 miles to Hoxton Overground Station makes this an ideal location for transport links to Central London.

Guide price ÂŁ845 per week +44 (0)20 7205 4674

Vanguard Building, Canary Wharf E14 A two bedroom apartment with direct river views

A spacious two bedroom apartment located on the sixth floor of the exclusive gated Millennium Harbour development. Accommodation comprises an open plan reception room with access to the balcony with direct views overlooking the river. The master bedroom, with en suite bathroom, has floor to ceiling windows giving a light and airy feel. The popular development benefits from 24 hour concierge facility and access to a well-equipped gymnasium and spa. Conveniently located within a 10 minute walk to the Canary Wharf business centre with transport links South Quay DLR station and Jubilee undergound line.

Guide price ÂŁ475 per week +44 (0)20 7205 4674


Parkview Apartments, Docklands E14

A highly specified, brand new two bedroom apartment with access to a communal roof terrace Located on the 16th floor is this brand new two bedroom apartment in Langdon Park, with North East views of the Stratford skyline. This apartment benefits from an open plan reception/kitchen area which leads to a balcony, two double bedrooms and an en suite in the master bedroom. Parkview Apartments is situated only a four minute walk from Langdon Park DLR station, with only four stops to Canary Wharf and its array of amenities including Jubilee line underground station. EPC rating B. Approximately 797 sq ft (74 sq m).

Guide price ÂŁ510,000 +44 (0)20 7519 5900


Vanguard Building, Docklands E14

One bedroom apartment with secure parking in a highly desirable development in the Docklands This one bedroom apartment located in the highly popular Millennium Harbour has recently been refurbished with a brand new kitchen and bathroom suite decorated to a contemporary design. The apartment also boasts a West facing living/dining room offering excellent natural light, with direct access to the secure gated communal gardens and views towards the river and City skyline. The gated development offers a 24hr concierge, gymnasium, spa and the apartment itself comes with a secure allocated parking space. The Vanguard Building is situated within a 10 minute walk of the Canary Wharf estate which offers an array amenities as well as DLR station and Jubilee line underground station. EPC rating B. Approximately 537 sq ft (49 sq m).

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Myddelton Square, EC1R ÂŁ6,500,000

Completely renovated in January 2014 this Grade II listed Georgian family home on Myddelton Square has five floors, six double bedrooms and comes with two private garages. From Myddleton Square the busy high street, shops and Angel Underground station on Upper Street are just over a quarter of a mile away. Dexters Clerkenwell 020 7566 0052

Baltimore Wharf, E14 ÂŁ1,100,000

A penthouse apartment within the highly sought after Baltimore Wharf Development which completed in late 2013. Baltimore Wharf is 0.1 miles to Crossharbour DLR and offers easy access to the local amenities of the area and into Canary Wharf, energy rating c. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1199

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This truly unique four bedroom Mayfair home has been completely remodelled throughout and incorporates a private gym, cinema, terrace and garage, energy rating g.

An exceptional two double bedroom apartment on the raised ground floor of this attractive portered building which has been meticulously refurbished and furnished throughout, energy rating d.

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New Providence Wharf, E14

A penthouse apartment on the top two floors of this eighteenth century grade one listed warehouse conversion which measures 2,300 sq ft and benefits from a 24 hour concierge, energy rating e.

Three bedroom, three bathroom apartment with floor to ceiling windows and great views over the river. It benefits from a large open plan kitchen and living area leading to large wrap around balcony, energy rating d.

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From strength to strength The team at Dexters insists opportunities abound in the post-Referendum property market


ondon’s leading independent estate agents Dexters is in a bullish mood about the property market following the Referendum. Well-placed to comment on market trends, Dexters has 28 offices in central London and over 60 offices across the wider area. Typically, the company deals with more than 20,000 landlords and sells over 3,000 properties a year, and encouragingly, the team reports that activity levels are up compared with 2015: its agents are expecting a busy summer. Dexters’ founder and chief executive, Jeff Doble, explains: “There is a real upbeat buzz in the London property market at the moment; our customers feel confident about long term prospects and are keen to work with us to find the best way forwards in the short-term.” “Post Referendum, very few people have changed their plans. Some buyers have used the opportunity to get a slightly

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better deal, but they rightly sense there’ll be limited price movement as there are a lot of other buyers around and there’s relatively little stock to buy.” “Far from adopting the gloom and doom forecasted by some commentators, buyers are jumping in where they find good value, good locations or both. Mortgages are readily available and interest rates are at record lows. Therefore, investors and international buyers continue to see London as a safe long-term bet, with reliable returns from a buoyant lettings market. We are anticipating normal business levels throughout the rest of the year and although London property prices will be subdued initially, we expect them to rise again in early 2017.” Dexters is now a leading estate agency in central London. The first office opened in 1993 in Twickenham and the


business has grown from 16 offices to over 60 across London in the past eight years. Dexters’ presence in central London has been enhanced by the acquisition and rebranding of 28 offices with strong growth prospects in prime areas such as Westminster, Marylebone, Mayfair, Kensington and Chelsea, as well as the City and Docklands. The company’s specialist services cover the full spread of professional disciplines and include property management, land and new homes (working with property developers and house builders), investment management, corporate and international lettings and relocations, and professional and surveying services.

“Investors and international buyers continue to see London as a safe long-term bet”

regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and we uphold their worldwide reputation for integrity and professionalism. Given all of this, it’s no coincidence we get such positive feedback from our clients and that over 70 per cent of Dexters’ business comes from recommendations and referrals,” says Doble. “We are in an exceptionally strong position to continue our growth and we will continue to work hard to deliver the very best professional services to reflect the changing needs of the market. For example, our lettings business has expanded significantly to respond to the demand for more rental homes in London. Looking ahead, we are excited about our future prospects.” Dexters CEO Jeff Doble juggling in Covent Garden

Of course, the business landscape is changing. However, asked to comment on the rise of online estate agency services, Doble says: “The world of backstreet and online estate agency offer cheap solutions, but most people want their important property assets to be handled by experts with local knowledge and our success and plans for continued growth reflect this. We genuinely believe the future of selling and letting homes is with professional companies like Dexters who represent clients’ best interests and work hard on their behalf.” Doble continues, “When I started the business I set out to do things differently and change people’s perceptions of estate agency. I wanted to build a strong business with a great name built on brilliant people. Our continuing growth and success has meant we really can be altogether more effective across London. We now have more offices than any other central London estate agent. I know that our clients notice the difference – our people are better trained, work harder, go the extra mile and are proud to be professional partners for our clients.” Dexters’s trains its own staff, and has revealed it spends ten times the industry average on training 1,200 staff at the company’s London training academy. “We are London’s only major estate agency which is

Dexters Canary Wharf, 39 Westferry Road, E14, 020 7517 1199


Wapping High Street, Wapping E1W ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 2 bedroom 4 storey detached house, approx. 1400 sq ft offering a wealth of living accommodation. The property has been granted planning consent for a groundWapping floor extensionE1W and 4 new dormers increasing accommodation to 4 bedrooms. Planning no. PA/15/01880. Proposed plans in £695,000 photos. Wellington Terrace, The property currently consists of spacious kitchenthis diner withCCTV access todevelopment. patio garden. Ground floor cloakroom. Spacious reception to the floor with unique spiral 2 double bedroom, 2 storey house set within gated The property has been fully modernised tofirst include staircase leading down to the ceilings, kitchen diner. Tofloors, the second floorcentral is a 3 piece bathroom suite, bedroomvia no.2remote and lobby area with spiralphone staircaseorto 4th floor. On the top double glazing, replacement wood , alarm, heating system operated control, smart floor isLounge. the master bedroom with Double en-suite shower room.with Garage. Close to WappingGarden. station and local bus routes. internet. Fully fitted suite kitchen. bedrooms fitted wardrobes. Secure Underground parking space. £1,350,000 Potential to extend into the loft subject to planning permission. Close to Wapping station and local amenities.

Capital Wharf, West Wapping E1W ea2 are pleased to offer this rare opportunity to acquire this second floor 2 double bedroom apartment within this sought after secure development. The apartment benefits from having 2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite to the master bedroom. Separate fully fitted kitchen. Lounge with balcony with views of River Thames and Tower Bridge. Tudor House,Tower Bridge, SE1 £1,595,000 Laminate wood floors. The apartment includes a secure underground parking space. The development offers 24 hour security / porterage and includes a residents 6thgymnasium. floor luxury 2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Plan Reception Room, large balcony. Master bedroom with en-suite Close to St Katharine’s Dock and Tower Hill stations.

and walk in wardrobe. Modern Integrated Kitchen, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter by Harrods Estates, Residents Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Lifts to all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance to London Bridge.


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ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this larger than average studio ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this modern built 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1st apartment. This development has recently been built and every apartment is floor apartment within this popular West Wapping development. The apartment Roding Mews, Wapping E1W per finished to the highest standard. There is a 24 concierge£1,300 on site. You willweek have benefits from fully fitted kitchen, lounge, private terrace, laminate wood floors ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a use of the brand new Gym and plunge pool and the cinema room. and secure underground parking. Residents communal courtyard and porterage. very unique property andand hasStviews over the canal. Would suit 6 professional people. Close to Tower Hill and Wapping Close to Tower Hill stations Katharine’s Dock. Available 26/09/2016.

ea2 are pleased to offer for let this 2 double bedroom modern built apartment within this ea2 are pleased to offer to let this substantial 3 storey,3 double bedroom,2 bathroom house. popular gated WestWapping development. The apartment comprises of lounge,fitted kitchen, 2 The house comprises of fully fitted kitchen,reception leading to southerly facing garden.3 Double bathrooms,laminate wood flooring and an allocated parking space. The apartment has been rebedrooms, 3 pieceTower, bathroom and 3 piece en-suite bathroom Cascades Docklands E14 to master bedroom.Laminate wood £500 per week furbished throughout to a high standard including brand new good quality kitchen appliances.on-site floors. Allocated parking space. onto Royal Gardens. Located close to St Katharine’ s 2 double bedroom, 2 Backing bathroom 11thMint floor apartment within this secure modern development. Comprising a reception Caretaker.Close to suite St Katharine’ s Dock,Tower Hill station andWaitrose. Furnished or un furnished. Dock, Tower stations and City of London. 5 minute walk toTower Bridge. Available room withHillwater/ Citytheviews, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with22/08/16. walk-in wardrobe & en bathroom, additional

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company profile Oxygen property Management Oxygen Property Management, based in Docklands, has more than 35 years experience in the industry. Brian Fitzpatrick, managing director of OPM, discusses growth, Brexit and more What do you hope the office here will achieve in the next five years? Our ambition is to generate substantial growth, continued improvement to our customer service and staff training. With high street competition and the rapidly increasing presence of online estate agencies, we’d like to continue building a positive reputation in our catchment area and to grow as a brand. We’re constantly striving to improve customer services as we realise that customers have a huge amount of choice, and we know that less than 25 per cent of clients will actually trust an estate agent, so building client relationships on a foundation of trust and transparency is key.

housing market in the future? Initially we have seen a very big impact. RICS have published an extensive report that suggests that house prices in the capital and South East will reduce by approximately five per cent. We think, at this point, it is difficult to make any firm assumptions as these are unchartered waters. We would think the next three to six months are likely to be difficult as we have learnt from the past that political uncertainty often results in a pause within the market until the situation stabilises. But long-term, London is one of the most desirable cities to work in and is probably one of the safest long term investments for property. The future is therefore bright.

How have people been responding? We’ve seen steady growth within the business. Recent implementation of new software such as Fixflo has improved customer service and has made the maintenance/management side of the business more fluid and responsive. It has enabled our team to make our services more personal and tailored to the needs of our clients, be it a landlord, tenant, vendor or buyer.

What attracts people to buy or rent in east London as a whole? The connectivity and transport links, especially the DLR and Jubilee line, have really transformed the area. The east London property market offers value for money in terms of sales and rental and there is still a distinct possibility of capital growth due to the large scale regeneration projects and infrastructure which will bring capital growth to the area in the long run.

What parts of the area will you strive to reach out to? Our catchment area is predominantly E16, yet we do reach out to other postcodes including E14, E15 and other parts of east London. East London is currently undergoing a regeneration with positive effect on the local communities as well as businesses. It is therefore our intention to continue operating within this area and grow with it as it evolves. Have you seen a Brexit impact and how do you think Brexit will affect the


Is there a bigger interest in sales or lettings would you say? What’s the target market? The drivers are always going to promote sales, however, to provide a comprehensive service you’ve got to have lettings to provide your clients with a one-stop shop. We believe our strongest USP is our comprehensive 24-hour maintenance service which is also incorporated into Oxygen Property Management, catering for the needs of every landlord and tenant, covering the lettings spectrum through a much

needed maintenance angle rather than just management. How do you achieve the level of local knowledge people expect? We try to maintain close relationships and lines of communication with the local community and business stakeholders alike, keeping actively involved with live projects. We also keep a close eye on market trends and try our best to inform our audience of changes, trends and patterns which are likely to have an impact. Which area of London do you predict will boom next? Regeneration areas will boom next, the positive impact can already be felt in areas such as Royal Victoria. Areas adjacent to regeneration areas will then feel the positive impact and we are already seeing this in Canning Town and Royal Victoria Docks. We think what is happening in Silvertown is extremely exciting and it is something to lookout for in terms of opportunities within the property market. As a company, what are you most proud of? The professionalism of our staff delivers transparent service, which has generated steady growth over the last eight years. This is an aspect that we are proudest of as a company. It’s no secret that estate agents are rated as one of the least trusted professions and our staff are trained to be aware of this. As a company we strive to deliver services which are more personal and meet the unique needs of our clients, built on a foundation of loyalty and trust. Unit A, 18 Western Gateway, E16 1BL 0207 055 8000;

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Oxygen Property Management is pleased to present this 1 bedroom flat located in the Oxygen Development. The apartment is located on the 4th floor and faces the courtyard side of the building. Equipped with a fully fitted kitchen including washer/ dryer, dishwasher and under floor heating throughout. The apartment is offered furnished, includes parking and has a concierge service. A Newham Property Licence has been applied for. (NO ADMIN FEES* TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS) To book a viewing or request more information, contact our dedicated team on 0207 055 8000.

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STATE OF THE MARKET getting on the ladder Spencer Fortag, business development manager at Landmark Estates, comments on the state of the residential property market


hings have changed a lot for first-time buyers recently. Government schemes and mortgage requirements seem to change every week, so would-be homeowners have got to keep up, but there are more options than there used to be. The first challenge awaiting wouldbe home-owners is the deposit for the mortgage. The bigger the deposit, the better the chances of getting a great deal. The minimum required deposit is around five per cent. With an average home in E14 valued at £494,400, locals will require a deposit of at least £24,700. That’s a lot of saving up, given that average annual salaries in the region are £33,200. The Government is helping make saving easier, with the newly introduced ‘Help To Buy ISA’: save £200 and the Government will contribute £50 each time. The Government has also made it easier for first-time buyers to purchase new-build properties. With the ‘Help To Buy’ scheme, they still need a deposit of around five per cent, but then the Government lend a further 20 per cent interest free for the first five years, meaning they only need a mortgage for 75 per cent of the property price. In London the loan covers up to 40 per cent. After year five, borrowers have to pay interest at 1.75 per cent of the shared equity loan at the time they purchased the property, rising each year after that by the Retail Prices Index (RPI) plus one per cent. Sell up or pay the mortgage back and they’ll be asked to repay the Government’s share of the loan, along with a share of any increase in the home’s value. Interestingly, of the 146,500 people who took advantage of the ‘Help To Buy’ scheme between 1 April 2013 and 31 December 2015, only 29 of them were in E14. Low figures are usually down to either low house building rates or local prices being above the £600k ceiling for ‘Help To Buy’. Another option for buying a first home in E14 is Shared Ownership, which allows a would-be homeowner to part-buy and part-rent their property. Back in 2011, there were 856 shared ownership properties in E14 and given the national growth rate there should be around 1,010 now. Shared ownership isn’t available to everyone though.

Applicants must earn less than £60,000 per year (with some flexibility for London buyers) and be a first-time buyer. Once that’s all sorted out, the first-time buyer will need to look at how much their monthly repayments will be and whether they’re affordable. It’s likely that six months of bank statements will be required to check on financial behaviour and spending patterns. Any regular payments, such as loan repayments, utility bills, childcare or travel costs will also be looked at. After the credit crunch made the banking world considerably more cautious, a lender will also carry out a ‘stress test’, where they check to see if the borrower could still afford the mortgage if they were to lose their job, have children or their personal circumstances changed. Under this scheme, owners start off with buying anything from 25 per cent to 75 per cent of their home, usually with a mortgage, and paying a monthly rent to a housing association, who will usually give the occupier the chance to increase their ownership share, known as ‘staircasing’. If you or your children want to get the keys to a first home please pop into the branch or give us a call.

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CURVES IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Riverwalk’s spectacular apartments on the North Bank of the Thames are now ready to occupy. These are the finest residences in SW1, offering a wealth of natural light. The building’s unique location, distinctive shape and curved balconies offer unrivalled views over the river and Central London.

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Let there be light From glass-roofed atriums to a 24-hour-concierge service, with desirable new developments and investments panning from Camden to Bermondsey, city living has never looked so good

CARLOW HOUSE Carlow House in Camden is a recent development from Galliard Homes. Alongside its glass-roofed atrium overflowing with greenery, the building boasts a heritage dating back to 1886 and an intriguing history; in the 1930s it was used as the railway ticket exchange for the London Underground. Built over 47,941 sq ft, Carlow House has seen excellent sales to date, with only 22 remaining apartments of the initial 85. Apartments include suites and one- and two-bedroom apartments, and feel almost akin to Manhattan

lofts in style. Award-winning designer Rabih Hage uses a ‘rough luxe’ approach; both raw and polished, with statement artwork, a bold colour scheme and state-of-the-art appliances and finishes, which are juxtaposed against the soft curvature of the furnishings. The living space is exciting, in the heart of Camden and near Regent’s Park and Camden Town tube stops. It’s also just ten minutes on foot from Primrose Hill. from £699,000 for a suite

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KEYBRIDGE, VAUXHALL An area marked out for serious regeneration over the next few years, Vauxhall is rapidly shaking off its industrial reputation and is fast emerging as one of the city’s most dynamic and exciting residential areas. With completions scheduled for next year, award-winning developers Mount Anvil and FABRICA by A2Dominion have launched their latest joint venture in Vauxhall in the shape of Keybridge – a landmark development that will provide new homes, open spaces, shops, offices and a primary school. Located in a prime position in London’s Zone 1, close to Vauxhall Bridge and the River Thames, the site was previously occupied by one of the world’s largest telephone exchanges and is arranged across four buildings. The new Keybridge incorporates one acre of open space and features the iconic Keybridge Lofts, which at 129 metres high (37 storeys) will be the UK’s tallest brick residential tower. In total, the new development will deliver 441 studio, one-, two- and threebedroom residences and penthouses. World-renowned architects, Allies & Morrison, are responsible for the design, placing Keybridge’s elegant brick façade into a cutting edge context, referencing Vauxhall’s industrial heritage and blending fluently with neighbouring mansion blocks. Residents will have access to a host of exclusive facilities including a concierge, luxury spa with a gymnasium, a 15-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, secure cycle storage and underground parking.

Telford Homes has launched phase two at Bermondsey Works, a new collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, villas and penthouses. Each of the apartments has been tailored to a high standard of specification, with open-plan living areas featuring designer kitchens from Urban Myth and fully integrated state-of-the-art appliances. All apartments also have video entry phone systems and underfloor heating. The development is just an eight-minute and 18-minute walk from South Bermondsey train station and Bermondsey Underground station, respectively, offering swift and easy access to the City and Canary Wharf. Bermondsey is now home to shops, restaurants, bars and galleries, making it a desirable neighbourhood in which to live and work, and it is set to benefit further from the announcement that a new London Overground station will be opening as part of the £1billion ‘New Bermondsey’ regeneration project. Designed by award-winning architects Stockwool, Bermondsey Works includes a 24-hour concierge service, private gymnasium, underground parking, bicycle storage and two roof gardens for residents to enjoy. First completions are expected from Summer 2017. from £507,500 for a two-bedroom in The Villas

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DIANA ALAM, Head of residential development sales, JLL Images for illustrative purposes only The Timberyard by Lendlease

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How is the central London residential development market performing at the moment? The central London residential newbuild market has been exhibiting signs of slowing in recent months. The number of sales per quarter has eased in some markets, while demand has tempered with price impacts at the top end of the market. This is a direct result of investor and second home stamp duty changes together with the uncertainty surrounding the EU Referendum. However, demand remains strong where potential buyers see the most value and south east London has been one of the most robust markets in the capital over the past year. The area has seen sales increase as demand continues to rise, with purchasers looking towards the outer-core locations that represent better value and good transport links. Price growth of 5.6 per cent in south east London in the year to Q1 2016 is notably higher than the central London average. We are also seeing development activity skewed towards the east and south east with the number of units under construction equalling 5,180 at the end of Q4 2015 compared to 4,360 a year earlier.

and significant transformation as the benefits of the location and the value for owner occupiers and investors has become increasingly apparent. Located in Zone 2 and boasting excellent transport links, a strong sense of community and a district that is steeped in history, Deptford is emerging as one of London’s newest most desirable destinations, promising a very positive outlook for the years ahead. Two notable schemes that are helping to transform this up-

and-coming London location are Deptford Foundry by Anthology and The Timberyard by Lendlease. Both schemes when delivered will provide over 1,400 homes (316 and 1,132 units respectively comprised of both private and affordable housing), together with significant regeneration of the local area and much public realm. JLL predicts house price growth of 9.1 per cent for new-build development in London from 2016-2020. For more information please contact Diana at 020 7337 4004

Which areas are proving popular with purchasers and why? Deptford is an exciting area in south east London that is undergoing a rapid


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Canary Wharf Magazine August 2016  
Canary Wharf Magazine August 2016  

Welcome to the August edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles...