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Love is in the air, and this month we’re hoping to capture your hearts and minds with an inspiration-packed issue. We begin with looking to the art world, where we’re celebrating both long-established and emerging figures. On page 26 Jack

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Watkins takes us into the colourful world of David Hockney as

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Wharf’s First Edition restaurant this month launches an exhibit

making of a master

by artist Elisabeth Lecourt, who has enjoyed success with her

A look back on the life

Les Robes Géographiques; find out more on page 24.

and works of the great

Tate Britain unveils an ambitious retrospective, while Canary

Art may be food for the soul, but our bodies need nourishment too, and last month marked the opening of Shake Shack in the Park Pavilion; Charlotte Phillips speaks to the founders on page 20. Interiors inspiration comes on page 56 in the shape of Oliver Tress, founder of Oliver Bonas, while on page 45 we’re looking forward to wedding season with the launch of Whistles Wedding – the brand’s first bridal collection. Enjoy.

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warming white Grasse is the luxury perfume capital of the world, and The White Company’s divine new Grasse Collection is a fitting homage to the charming town on the French Riviera, which is known for its beautiful pink rose fields and iris flowers. The two new candles, Rose and Iris, each come in a white porcelain holder with a matching lid, presented in a gift box with hand-drawn illustrations. There is an accompanying soap set: the soaps include real petals and gently exfoliating olive stone particles. From £16, The White Company, Jubilee Place

the agenda eau, my The Penhaligon’s Portrait collection lends each fragrance a personality inspired by the British aristocracy. Chapter 2 features Clandestine Clara, a confident, emancipated woman suited to the Amber Oriental fragrance made with vanilla and cinnamon musk. Roaring Radcliff is no less decadent: Ambery Tobacco is made with rum, tobacco and gingerbread.

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travel in style French Connection has launched its first essential travel accessories line. The Toni suitcase has 360-degree wheels for ease of movement, and its size makes it cabin-friendly for most airlines. The Trixie Wallet keeps all those travel documents safe in one place, while the laptop case ensures your computer will arrive intact, no matter how bumpy the journey. From £45, French Connection, Jubilee Place


spotted top buys Silver Rooster Cufflinks, £165, Dunhill, Cabot Place

Nura Heart Ring, £225, Monica Vinader, Jubilee Place

Heart Candle, £14.95, Emma Bridgewater, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

Dog Pocket Square, £295, Turnbull & Asser,

shake it up Shun the pizza and house red this Valentine’s Day. Christabel’s (cocktail party aficionados) have concocted a Valentine’s Day Cocktail Masterclass like no other. Running from 5pm-6.30pm on 14 February, the Pimping Valentine’s Day Rosé Impérial Bottle, £41, Moët & Chandon,

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february rose Diptyque’s Rosa Mundi candle is soothing and romantic, inspired by the Damask rose. The collection also includes a hand-printed rose motif on domino paper, which can be framed.

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turbulent times Shakespeare’s The Tempest is showing at Canary Wharf this month in a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Simon Russell Beale returns

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this & that Kate Schelter’s watercolours capture everyday style. Her illustrated book makes

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VENetian chic A guide to Venice’s intricacies and secrets, looking back to the Renaissance and majestic masquerade balls, along with beautiful imagery by Robyn Lea.

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soupologie The superfood soup brand Soupologie has launched its first recipe book of energygiving, nutritious soups. Often plant-based and using fresh ingredients, they can be frozen for easy midweek use.

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The new Infinite Love collection from Links of London is all about true and everlasting love, perfectly capturing the spirit of this amorous month. Featuring a heart and infinity symbol entwined, it is classic and simple, made modern through mixed metals (the collection is available in sterling silver and yellow gold vermeil). The range includes a bracelet, earrings, necklace and ring. Your beloved will be thrilled with any or all.

From £110, Links of London, Jubilee Place

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Plateau’s Alpine chic winter pop-up, Off-Piste at Plateau, is open until the end of the month. The terrace offers fantastic views over Ice Rink Canary Wharf and is complete with snug furry blankets and festive wreaths. Head chef Jeremy Trehout has created indulgent bar snacks including comté cheese croque monsieur and raclette crostini. Along with winter warming cocktails in collaboration with Appleton Estate Rum and Wild Turkey Bourbon, it’s the perfect date spot. Do try ‘Thyme to hit the Slopes’: made with Wild Turkey 101, Amaro Averna, fresh orange, lemon juice and thyme, it’s potent and delicious. Plateau, Canada Square

foo d & drink cake or chocolate? Godiva’s limited-edition Buffet de Gâteaux Valentine’s Day Collection is inspired by high tea. The cake-themed chocolate flavours include Lemon Cheesecake, Crème Brûlée and Matcha Chiffon. Each piece is filled with a Photography / © Media Wisdom Photography – Giles Christopher

ganache or classic praline and encased in milk, dark, or white chocolate. The packaging was designed by Los Angeles-based artist Sarajo Frieden.

FOR YOUR SWEETHEART This Valentine’s Day, classic favourites at French bakery Paul have been transformed into limited-edition heart shapes. The Sweetheart cakes are pretty, but we love the macarons, available in limited-edition flavours including chocolate and raspberry. For the savoury-inclined, try the heart-shaped baguette, and for kids, the Sucette St. Valentin chocolate bear is adorable.

From £1.50, Paul, Cabot Place

14-piece heart box, £20, Godiva, Jubilee Place

Our favourite tipple Sampling events are excellent for allowing you to find a favourite. At a recent tutored tasting event overseen by The Macallan’s head of education, Daryl Haldane, we tried The Macallan’s 12 Year Old Fine Oak, Sherry Oak and Double Cask expressions, alongside Rare Cask and M Decanter. A favourite of ours was The Macallan M Decanter. Sitting at the pinnacle of The Macallan 1824 Series, M delivers ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon flavours among the oaky, woody notes. Just add water or, for seasoned drinkers, enjoy neat. s l u x u ry l o n d o n .c o.u k s

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review Lobster lunch When people think of

My guest decided on the

Big Easy, lunch doesn’t

Lobster Roll, tossed in light

necessarily come to mind.

citrus mayo and piled into

And apparently, that’s where

a toasted brioche roll,

we’ve all been going wrong.

with a basket of fries.

Last month, Big Easy

big easy has launched a brand new e x p r e s s l u n c h m e n u . j o a n n k h at i b d i s c o v e r s w h at i t ’ s a l l a b o u t

While I was satisfied

introduced a brand new Express

with my food choice, I

Lunch menu, which promises

have to admit, the dish

customers their food within

convinced me that I

15 minutes of ordering. And

needed to come back.

I’m relieved to find that the

The quality speaks for

restaurant’s coveted lobster,

itself, and for good reason:

smoked vegetable chilli and

Big Easy has worked with the

pulled pork and chicken all still

same fisherman for the past 20

feature on the menu, as well as

years. Its lobsters originate in

with friendly staff continually

some speciality sandwiches.

Nova Scotia, where fishermen

checking that we had everything

scour the icy waters for the

we needed. The food was tasty,

most succulent catches.

the drinks hit the spot and the

My guest and I are seated by the window. It’s a perfect vantage point from the third – and

Photography / © Dean Osborne

The service was outstanding,

Despite being sated after

ambience was relaxed. And,

the largest – Big Easy location

mains, we succumbed to the

yes, I’m happy to report the

in London, and we settle in

tempting dessert menu. The

lunchtime special was indeed

overlooking the Thames’ North

delectable banoffee pie-style

served in 15 minutes. All the

Dock from Norman Foster’s

concoction featured melt-in-your-

speed and no scrimping on

Crossrail Place.

mouth fresh cream and banana,

quality? We’ll be back.

with a thin layer of gooey

The £10 Express Lunch menu

hanging rope lights and neon

toffee. As for the rich blueberry

includes any main and beverage,

bar signs give it a chilled-out

cheesecake ice cream – delicious,

with an additional course for £3

Texan feel. The vibe is definitely

and a kick of sloe gin gave it that

or an additional two courses for

rowdier in the evening: at lunch,

extra bite.

£5. Big Easy, Crossrail Place

The painted wooden tables,

the relaxed atmosphere allows you to fully, albeit temporarily, escape the office. After looking at the menu, aptly named ‘Hit & Run’, I opted for the Lobster Mac ’n’ Cheese, served with chunky fries and a house salad. It was certainly substantial: portions are vast. It paired well with my Strawberry Daiquiri Slushie; after all, you can’t go to a restaurant in possession of the most expensive cocktail-shaking machine in the world – there are only ten of them in existence – and not have a cocktail.

Photography / Big Easy © Nathaniel Davies

© David Griffen


shake it off If burgers are your thing, life in Canary Wharf just got a whole lot m o r e e n j o ya b l e . A m e r ic a n f a s t f o o d favourite Shake Shack has just opened here, but don’t expect junk food and l o w- q u a l i t y i n g r e d i e n t s

Randy Garutti Photography / © Jim Vondruska

a game:

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2004, culinary director Mark

great: fresh food, cooked to order,

Ask a friend in America where

Rosati and CEO Randy Garutti

with premium ingredients and no

they go for the best burger

tell me. “It was never intended to

hormones or antibiotics.”

in town. They’re unlikely

be this big thing,” says Garutti. “In

The founders have a serious

to say a fine dining, fancy

2001, we created a hot dog cart to

go-getting attitude. “Most days…

establishment. A couple of

support an art project in Madison

start with an early wake-up for

West Coast pals may mention

Square Park. When the City of

a workout class – usually yoga

the burger chain In-N-Out, but

New York put out an RFP (request

or SoulCycle, then to the office

when it’s all tallied up, I bet the

for proposal) for a permanent

by 8am,” says Garutti. “I have

winner will be Shake Shack.

kiosk in the park – we won.”

external and internal meetings

That’s unsurprising to anyone

straight through to the evening...

If you’ve never heard of Shake Shack, listen up:

who has ever tried the crinkle

[then] I usually race home to

fries. But don’t equate fast food

catch dinner with my family, or

It’s a casual, gourmet fast food

with junk food.

date night with my wife. I’m on

restaurant with 114 global

“We were part of a moment

the road about 40 per cent of my

locations, now including Canary

where people wanted to really

time, looking for new sites and

Wharf. Yes – we, too, can now

know where their food came

meeting investors.”

experience a SmokeShack burger

from,” says Garutti. “We returned

and a frozen custard for lunch.

to the old notion of what made

Canary Wharf? “Canary Wharf

the American fast food experience

reminds us of our original Shack

Shake Shack was founded in

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So far, so American. So why

i n t e rv i e w

new community,” says Rosati.

Garutti’s answer is typically New

Garutti agrees: “You better

York in that, well, he doesn’t.

believe I’m tasting everything

“One of my greatest gifts and

I can before it goes on the

greatest weaknesses is that I don’t

menu, and working closely with

have a lot of need for downtime.

the team to help our brand look,

I actually fuel up by expending

feel and move in the direction

energy and by being around

it should.”

amazing people.” But they’re not

When it comes to the menu,

few luxuries every now and then.

travel, which they enjoy. “I love

Garutti is partial to “the rare

a good ski trip,” says Garutti. “I

occasion where I get a massage”,

used to live in Aspen, Colorado,

while Rosati enjoys “spending

so I always love to get to the

time with friends and family… I

mountains and breathe in that

relish time back at home”.

air.” Rosati is a committed

Also, he says, “I love wine…

Anglophile. “I love [London’s]

maybe a little too much!”

wonderful history contrasted with Mark Rosati

so puritan as to not appreciate a

both say it is often inspired by

its contemporary dining scene.” Just as with preferred

So what’s next for Shake Shack? “We always have new and exciting menu collaborations

destinations, when it comes to

with great chefs from around

in Madison Square Park. It’s a

the Shake Shack menu, the boys

the world – here in London we

vibrant neighbourhood with a

play favourites. For Rosati, “It’s a

team up with Fergus Henderson

great commercial population that

SmokeShack all the way.” When

from St John, Workshop Coffee

continues to grow every day with

Garutti visits with friends, he

and Dum Dum doughnuts. From

residents and visitors alike. So

makes sure their order always

time to time we will feature

many of our fans work or visit

includes “a SmokeShack Burger,

special burgers with great chefs

here,” says Garutti.

Chick’n Shack (someday we’ll

such as Sat Bains or Massimo

Of Canary Wharf’s Shack,

bring it to the UK – promise!),

Bottura,” says Garutti.

Garutti says, “It has the ability

cheese fries and a black-and-

“We’re also growing quickly in

to serve people quickly and has

white shake.”

Korea and Japan, which has been

a large patio outside for people

That said, overseeing the

amazing to watch. Stay tuned for

to relax on warmer days or after

business isn’t all about sampling

more great sites in London and

work. It should become a great

fabulous foods for free. “Running

the UK.” Rosati is more cautious.

community gathering place.”

restaurants will always be good,

“Making sure the Canary Wharf

old-fashioned hard work,” says

location feels and tastes like

duo are seriously involved. “We

Garutti. “It’s a tough business

the best Shake Shack in the

still very much hand-craft each

that doesn’t leave a lot of room

world will be our full-time focus

Shake Shack to ensure both the

for error – but that’s also the

for now.”

architecture and menus are locally

beauty of it.”

It may be a huge chain, but the

inspired and well-rooted in its

When I ask how they relax,

Wharf workers, we win. Shake Shack, Park Pavilion

Food and wine from above; ShackBurger, crinkles, shake Photography / © Evan Sung

“ i t ’ s a t o u g h b u s i n e s s t h at d o e s n ’ t l e a v e a l o t o f r o o m f o r e r r o r ” randy garutti CA N A RY W H A R F | 21

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ith Shrove Tuesday coming up at the end of the month – 28 February

– The Breakfast Club has brought back its annual Pancake Challenge to Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place. The rules are simple; eat a stack of 12 pancakes in 12 minutes or less. If you succeed, it’s on the house. If you don’t beat the clock, you’ll pay the full price and profits will be donated to charity. If you’re not up to the challenge, head down in between 20 and 28 February and try the mouth-watering selection of limited edition sweet and

dr kluger’s reader offer Dr Kluger’s, located through a secret door in The Breakfast Club have a tempting reader offer. It’s simple, if you’re eating at The Breakfast Club after 4pm, you’ll recieve a receipt to get two for one on Dr Kluger’s delicious Spritz Selection. Make the most of it while you can. The Breakfast Club, Crossrail Place

savoury pancake specials.



All mapped out w o r d s / k at y pa r k e r

f o r a r t i s t e l i s a b e t h l e c o u r t, t h e w o r l d i s n o t j u s t h e r o y s t e r , b u t a s o u r c e o f i n s p i r at i o n f o r h e r m a p d r e s s e s


t can take some people an

Les Robes Géographiques

entire lifetime to discover

– or map dresses. Lecourt is

their vocation, but for some,

thrilled: “I love Canary Wharf,

like artist Elisabeth Lecourt, it

it’s such a dynamic area with a

happened almost by chance, when

fantastic energy.”

she was just 14 years old. “I went

The idea for the map dresses

to the local secondary school, which

started as a series of studies

happened to specialise in art, and

and sketches back in 2002.

I had a fantastic art teacher – a

“I started making paper

real character – who spotted my

clothes to tell a story and

potential before I did and instilled a

construct a portrait of a

lot of confidence in me.”

person, using people such as

Lecourt was born and raised

Anne Frank for inspiration;

in Oloron-Sainte-Marie,

for me, clothes say a lot about

France, before moving to

who we are as people. Then

London to study at Central

one day I was struck by an

Saint Martins and completing

article I read about a man who

her MA at the Royal College of

was being sent to prison. At

Art. Now, having tapped into

the end it mentioned that he

her niche, the artist occupies a

had a six-year-old daughter

studio in Clapham and exhibits

and I was inspired to create a

her work across the globe – in

dress using a map of London,

Europe, Asia and the USA –

positioning the prison where

and now, Canary Wharf.

the heart is.”

The area’s First Edition

Now, Lecourt makes

restaurant – which hosts

not only dresses, but shirts

regularly rotating displays

and even kimonos out of

of different artists – will be

reproductions of antique maps

showcasing Lecourt’s work

depicting destinations spanning

for the month of February,

everywhere from Nepal to New

including the artist’s popular

York – mostly sourced from

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photography / © Jacqueline Merry Bernard

i n t erv i ew

Stanfords bookstore in Covent

As you would expect of an

Garden and eBay. While in her

artist who works with maps,

studio, I catch a glimpse of one

Lecourt loves to travel, citing St

particularly intriguing creation

Petersburg and Mexico among

that has been crafted from a map

the most inspirational places she

of Francis Drake’s travels.

has visited, but I wonder what

Lecourt can also work on

drew her to complete her artistic

specially commissioned pieces for

study in London rather than

clients, usually featuring maps

France. “I think if you leave a

of places that hold a certain

country it is usually for a reason

significance for them. She relays

– France was not my place to

the story of a project she worked

be and launch a career. The art

on for “a couple with three

scene at the time felt remarkably

children – the first was born in

male-dominated. In the UK it

Tokyo, the second in New York

felt more real; when I arrived in

and the third in London. I made

England it seemed like anything

a kimono from a map of Tokyo

was possible.”

with a belt crafted from a map of

I’m interested to know who

New York and pockets using a

Lecourt’s favourite artists are.

map of London.”

She highlights the work of

Curated by Tatyana

Louise Bourgeois, who for her

Dachyshyn, the exhibition will

represents “a strong character:

display Lecourt’s paintings

she’s so free – and dangerous”.

alongside her map dresses,

Meanwhile, the walls of her

with the two complementing

home are lined with the likes of

one another when hung side by

Luc Tuymans, Peter Doig and

side. I ask her which discipline

Sophie von Hellermann – “plus

she prefers. “It depends what

my daughter’s drawings”!

mood I’m in. Sometimes I just

From First Edition, Lecourt

love to paint; it takes me to a

will be taking her works to The

different place and requires less

Other Art Fair at Victoria House

concentration. Meanwhile, the

from 30 March to 2 April. After

process of making the dresses

that, the sky’s the limit. With the

is more akin to sculpture,

world as her canvas, just how far

more tactile and precise. The

she travels is down to her.

techniques may differ, but the

Elisabeth Lecourt: Tailored

journey for me remains the same:

Cartography, 1 February – 24

I am aiming to create something beautiful and precious, and this is the thread that runs through my work.”

FROM TOP: Mon Cookie Fortuné (Kimono); Ma Petite Robe Rayure; Dragonfly et Libellule; Mes Emeraudes Dans Ma boîte a Musique, all © E.L Elisabeth Lecourt 2016

March, First Edition, Cabot Square; attend the opening night and meet the artist 1 February, 6.30pm-11pm

“ I a m a lw ay s t r y i n g t o m a k e s o m e t h i n g b e a u t i f u l a n d p r e c i o u s a n d t h i s i s t h e t h r e a d t h at r u n s t h r o u g h m y w o r k ” CANARY WHARF | 25

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o n e o f b r i ta i n ’ s m o s t r e n o w n e d a r t i s t s i s b e i n g c e l e b r at e d at tat e b r i ta i n . f r o m c a l i f o r n i a s c e n e s to yorkshire-inspired landscapes, david hockney is every bit as colourful and vibrant as his work w o r d s / j a c k w at k i n s

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avid Hockney is

applied himself to it with a

drawing tools in the cause of

80 this year. With

fervour and energy that belied

painting – “technology has

his flat cap, braces

his age, combining a number

always contributed to art.

and baggy suits, the

of mediums, from traditional

The brush itself is a piece of

uninitiated might be tempted

oils and watercolours to new

technology isn’t it?” – it was

to view him as some benign

digital technology and film.

still an unashamed celebration

old buffer, regarding the world

Most critics, with a few

of the old-fashioned values of

behind his trademark round-

exceptions, including the ever-

skill and craftsmanship in the

rimmed spectacles.

curmudgeonly Brian Sewell,

creation of art. When one of the

were swept off their feet by the

posters advertising the exhibition

as some cosy fireside blast from

pictures, but if they thought

proclaimed: “All the paintings

the past would be a dreadful

they were viewing some parting

and drawings in this show

mistake. Five years ago the

shot, they could forget it. “I’m

were personally hand done by

then 75-year-old, who had

still too excited with what I

the artist himself,” it was a

recently become the first major

will do tomorrow,” Hockney

none-too-subtle poke at

artist to have an exhibition

told his biographer Christopher

conceptualists like Damien Hirst,

of work produced entirely on

Simon Sykes. “It’s not the

who often employed students to

painting apps on an iPhone

end, it’s another beginning.

undertake the painting aspect of

and iPad, was given a major

I’m only just finishing my

their creations.

show at the Royal Academy of

middle period.”

But to see the Yorkshireman

Arts. A Bigger Picture was the

Although the RA show

Traditional values, however, should not be mistaken

first UK exhibition to focus on

amply demonstrated Hockney’s

for conservatism. This

his landscapes, and the artist

readiness to utilise computer

month’s major chronological

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retrospective at Tate Britain reasserts the artist as “an intelligent and profound interrogator of the essence of art. Over six decades he has questioned the nature of pictures and challenged their conventions. His art is one of the great landmarks of postmodernism, using parody and self-reflection, and playing with presentation and artifice.” Bradford born, Hockney spent four important years at the Bradford School of Art between 1953 and 1957, learning how

in London from 1959, he was

a first trip to the US, where he

to draw and paint from life.

swept up in the Pop Art scene

saw a TV ad for Clairol, which

His studied technique is one

even while disavowing it. His

bragged that ‘blondes have all

of the reasons his paintings

Love paintings were displayed

the fun’.

have stood the test of time

at the Young Contemporaries

while the work of others has

exhibition of 1961, by which

aware ’60s swinger, he also

faded into obscurity, forgotten

time his reputation was growing,

knew the importance of hard

after the high tide of their

and he became one of the faces

work and application. In his

celebrity receded.

of the era, as ubiquitous, with

Notting Hill studio, where

his big glasses, fat cigars and

he also slept, he put up a

how to play the media game,

white shoes, as The Beatles. The

large sign at the end of his

too. At the Royal College of Art

peroxide hair look came from

bed, so that when he awoke

Yet Hockney has always known

But if Hockney was a self-

each morning he would see, in capital letters, the instruction: ‘GET UP AND WORK IMMEDIATELY’. And while the artist has clearly always felt at home in London, his work has drawn him again and again to California, where the deep blue skies, beaches and swimming pools inspired him to create his series of now iconic swimming pool paintings. Immensely » » popular, for many these W o l d g a t e W o o d s , 6 & 9 N o v e m b e r 2 0 0 6 © D a v i d H o c k n e y, P h o t o C r e d i t : R i c h a r d S c h m i d t

depictions tapped into a sense

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of escapist longing for a land of

works like Self-Portrait With

seemingly everlasting sunshine

Blue Guitar, 1977, he made

and laziness – particularly

friends with figures from show

among the British.

business, and they clamoured

One of the most famous of

to have him at their dinner

the pool paintings is A Bigger

parties. The film director Billy

Splash, completed in 1967. At

Wilder, whose portrait Hockney

this point, Hockney, ever willing

painted (Billy + Audrey Wilder

to experiment, had switched

Los Angeles, 1982), said: “Any

from oil to acrylic paints, which

Hollywood hostess is honoured

aided his attempts to create

to have him at her party – they

rather flat images saturated in

fight for him because he brings

dazzling colour. This flatness

life… he’s always interesting

has been described as ‘the

and if he has nothing to say, he

epitome of stillness’, creating

just keeps his mouth shut… If

the appearance of suspended

you only have one friend and it

animation, though the stilted

is Hockney, you are not lost in

quality may also be attributable

this world.”

to Hockney’s habit of working from photographs.

Hockney’s sumptuous use of colour sometimes obscured his development as a landscape

California in 1976, producing

artist and his growing interest

m o d e l w i t h u n f i n i s h e d s e l f - p o r t r a i t, 1 9 7 7 © dav i d h o c k n e y

When the artist settled in

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Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool, 1966 © Dav i d H o c k n e y P h oto C r e d i t: R i c h a r d Sc h m i d t, C o l l e c t i o n W a l k e r A r t G a l l e r y, Liverpool

P o r t r a i t o f a n A r t i s t ( P o o l w i t h T w o F i g u r e s ) , 1 9 7 2 © D a v i d H o c k n e y, P h o t o C r e d i t : A r t G a l l e ry o f N e w S o u t h W a l e s / J e n n i C a r t e r


in the depiction of space,

drives through the countryside

For many of the pieces had been

as reflected in Pearblossom

of his boyhood, on his return to

created via Hockney’s iPad,

Highway, 1986, a collage

England in 2004.

which he loved for its speed,

originally undertaken for

But if there was irony in that

enabling him to capture lighting

Vanity Fair magazine; but a

these late works reflected the

effects almost instantaneously.

late reflowering resulted in

pastoral values of mid 20th-

He’s an Old Master who’s never

21st-century landscapes of his

century neo-Romantics such

been afraid to learn a few

native Yorkshire Wolds. The

as Paul Nash and Graham

new tricks.

monumental studies of Woldgate

Sutherland – whom Hockney felt

David Hockney at Tate Britain

Woods and Going Up Garrowby

little affinity with as a teenager –

from 9 February - 29 May,

Hill came about after a series of

typically, they came with a twist.

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from paris, with love Steeped in romance, Chaumet was founded in Paris in 1780 by a jeweller to Napoléan I, who would commission pieces for his wife, Joséphine. Last year, the brand opened a boutique dedicated to marriage at 12 Place Vendôme; now, it is launching a Paris city guide app. You, Me, Paris invites couples to explore the romantic French capital with recommendations on boutique hotels, shops and restaurants. Find on the App Store in English, French and Mandarin,

COLLECTION a closer look at Urban Jürgensen

haute horology • all-new cartier love bracelet

photography / L’Amour à Paris campaign, image courtesy of Chaumet

Green with Envy With ‘Greenery’ being Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year, it is fitting that Theo Fennell’s latest collection includes the Bee Different pendant featuring a green tourmaline and the mesmerising tourmaline and diamond Halo Wave ring. Green tourmaline Bee Different pendant on 18-inch chain and Halo Wave ring, both POA, Theo Fennell, photography / © Cartier

Merveilles to Behold The new Les Merveilles collection by Boghossian introduces a new diamond-setting technique. Setting stones using the smallest amount of metal possible permits an uninterrupted flow of light, enhancing the overall brilliance. It has taken four years to achieve and has been highlighted to particular

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From a selection,


To new extremes

A labour of love Cartier’s Love bracelet designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969 was inspired by the concept of a chastity belt, and is fitted onto the wearer using a small screwdriver to symbolise eternal love. It has been reinterpreted this year into a more delicate version, with rings now also available, but otherwise remains true to the original.

From £3,250,

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The Extremely Piaget collection has been expanded to include eight new pieces. The latest Palm Tree jewels have been created using a unique goldsmithing technique: the Palace Décor. This engraving process gives gold a mesh-like texture akin to raw silk and lends the leaves their shimmering, naturalistic quality. POA,

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IN BRieF APPLE CLOSES S E L F R I D G E S W AT C H CONCESSION Apple is closing its ground-floor watch concession in Selfridges, following lower-than-forecast sales figures.

S H O C K D E PA R T U R E OF ZENITH CEO Last month, Zenith announced it had parted ways with former CEO Aldo Magada. Jean-Claude Biver, watch president at Zenith parent company LVMH, takes

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Thin blue line

over short-term management.

In 1957, Piaget launched the first ‘ultra-thin’ hand-wound mechanical movement at 2mm. Now, the brand has unveiled the anniversary-inspired Altiplano60 collection: two 18-karat white gold, time-only pieces, a 38mm hand-wound watch and a 43mm self-winding alternative. Expect more additions to land later in the year. Altiplano 60th Anniversary Collection, £16,100 (38mm), £21,500 (43mm),

BREMONT BACKS OUT OF BASEL Bremont has decided not to exhibit at Baselworld, choosing instead to showcase its 2017 collection on home turf. The Bremont Townhouse will be in residence at 33 Fitzroy Square for a week from 27 February.

SWITZERLAND BUYS BACK £1 BILLION WORTH OF W AT C H E S I N 2 0 1 6 During a year in which sales

A smartwatch success story

slumped across Asia and Europe

TAG Heuer sold 50,000 of its Connected watches

(the UK excluded), Swiss

in 2016, helping the company record ten per cent

watchmakers were forced to buy

growth. Chief executive Jean-Claude Biver told

back goods from stockists faced

Reuters he expects sales to increase to 150,000

with unsold inventories. “Almost

in 2017. The 46mm TAG Heuer Connected is now

1.3 billion francs worth of

available in rose gold, featuring 4GB memory and

timepieces were sent back in the

Google Voice integration.

first ten months,” says Bloomberg.

Original titanium, £1,100, rose gold, £7,500,


g r e at

when it comes to auctions, it’s all about pedigree, a n d U r b a n J ü r g e n s e n i s a p u r e b r e d wat c h m a k e r w h o s e stock is skyrocketing, writes Richard Brown


t its most productive,

who drafted much of the US

Urban Jürgensen

Constitution, whose watch

currently manufactures

Petersen’s team is currently

just two watches a day. The

restoring – and at least one

company has produced less

well-to-do aficionado at a

than 600 timepieces since the

Geneva auction last May.

1970s. Few of the brand’s

There, eight months ago,

watches ever make their way to

an Urban Jürgensen pocket

British shores. So, unless you’ve

watch sold for just shy of

somewhere down the line

half a million quid – more

acquired an invested interest

than 12 times the catalogue

in the loftier end of the Danish

estimate. It is thought to be only

watch industry – and I’ll wager

the third time a private

that you haven’t – it’s probable

collector has outbid the Patek

that you’ve never heard of

Philippe museum.

Urban Jürgensen. This isn’t the case for the rest of the world. The company is particularly

“Everything connected with Urban Jürgensen has skyrocketed,” explains

popular among the Japanese,

Petersen. “People no longer

says president and CEO Søren

know how to value our watches

Jenry Petersen. In Japan, he

– they go for ten times the

explains, “people appreciate the

estimates.” So, why the sudden

similarities between handmade

soar in stock?

Urban Jürgensens, and the

In part, it has a lot to do with

sort of skill required to make

what happened in November

Samurai swords.”

2014. Having entered its

Other admirers include James

Ref 11 Chronometer Detent

Madison, the fourth President

Escapement Central Second

of the United States – the chap

watch into Geneva’s Grand Prix

“ P e o p l e n o l o n g e r k n o w h o w t o v a l u e o u r w at c h e s – t h e y g o f o r t e n t i m e s t h e e s t i m at e s ” s l u x u ry l o n d o n .c o.u k s

col l ect ion

da n e

d’ Horlogerie – more colloquially

Reference 2340 WG, £37,800

known as the Oscars of the watch world – Urban Jürgensen’s timepiece scooped the award for ‘Best Man’s Watch’, which is just about the highest accolade a wristwatch can win. The prize propelled the watch manufacturer from relative obscurity into the collective consciousnesses of the wider watch community. “You could argue that we did a good bit of business there,” laughs Petersen, an ex-Nokia director, who, along with four fellow Danish investors, had acquired the brand just a few weeks previous. “We certainly got a lot of marketing equity out of that little award.” Having ridden out a tumultuous few decades, in which the company passed between various shareholders – including the celebrated watchmaker Peter Baumberger who revived the brand in the 1980s – Urban Jürgensen is now in full-blown resurgence. “We’ve been managing this legendary company for almost

TOP: Reference 2340 WG, £37,800 BELOW: A moonphase movement

two years,” says Petersen. »


Petersen stumbled across the brand in 1993. He had entered a jewellers in Copenhagen with the view of purchasing a Pat e k P h i l i pp e – h e l e f t w i t h a n U r b a n J ü r g e n s e n » “We brought out one new collection in 2015, the 1140

ever eyeing another Urban

new cases and new dials on

Jürgensen down the golf club

an already existing in-house

is almost non-existent. But

movement. In 2016, we

haute horology isn’t a space

brought out a slightly more

that’s short on maverick

contemporary collection, the

watchmakers pandering to the

Jules, where each watch is

nonconformist. What separates

equipped with an in-house

Urban Jürgensen?

“We make our watches by

“We are a product company, not a marketing company,”

hand so we can only do one or

says Petersen, gesturing,

two a day. We aim to raise that

perhaps, towards certain avant-

number, but it’s not all about

garde independents who invest

how quickly we can get to 400

heavily in sport sponsorship

retailers and 10,000 watches.

and celebrity ambassadors.

We are not about what I call

“There’s so much unconstrained


product marketing these days,

Urban Jürgensen’s entry-level

where you get these very

watch, the Ref 1140L RG,

forced stories: ‘We are working

will set you back CHF 27,900.

with this Formula 1 Racing

That’s around £21,700. For

Team, and we’ve taken a piece

that, you could get a yellow

of titanium to produce this

gold Patek Philippe Calatrava.

ultimate titanium Formula 1

Or a steel and everose gold

watch’. It’s forced. People

Rolex Yacht-Master II, plus

know that.”

change. Surely you’d be mad

You could buy an entire

to plump for the plucky Great

mechanical watch for less

Dane over the established

than it costs to make some of

Swiss industrialists?

Urban Jürgensen’s dials. The

“Patek and Rolex are

brand is also nearly unique in

marketing-type brands,

manufacturing its own hands –

they’re everywhere,” argues

a process that is so laborious,

Petersen. “People who want

that any business motivated

something special look towards

purely by the bottom line

independent watchmakers –

simply wouldn’t bother with it.

they understand the intrinsic

s l u x u ry l o n d o n .c o.u k s

It’s true, the likelihood of

range, which was based on

perpetual calibre.

TOP: Reference 1140L RG, £24,500 BELOW: Historic pocket watch

something that’s actually rare.”

“Most moon discs in the

value. For a lot of people,

industry are gilded discs, or

when they’re spending upwards

gold discs, with a template-

of £10,000 on a watch, they

printed blue sky and stars.

want to know they are buying

We take a steel disc, drill out

col l ect ion

the holes for the moons, stamp the indentations for the stars, then melt gold into the star holes and press fit solid gold moons. Then the whole disc is thermally blued. After around 28 operations, you have an Urban

Rewriting the History Books The Ref 11 Chronometer Detent Escapement Central Second

Jürgensen moon disc.” While Urban Jürgensen has been making watches almost continuously since 1773, sandwiching the age of the brand between such esteemed watchmakers as Vacheron Constantin (1755) and GirardPerregaux (1791), Petersen only stumbled across the brand in 1993. He had entered a jewellers in Copenhagen with the view of purchasing a Patek Philippe – he left with an Urban Jürgensen. Twenty-one years later, when the opportunity arose, he purchased the watch company outright. How, then, does Petersen hope to future-proof Urban Jürgensen for another twoand-a-half centuries? He uses Picasso to explain: “He never used a spray can, even though the spray can was invented half way through his career. He was at the top of his game, he could have done whatever he wanted, but he never picked up a spray can. Urban Jürgensen shares this devotion. We are inspired by the old crafts, the original. We are dedicated to the honest way of doing things.” Reference 2240 wg, £25,500

In 2009, Urban Jürgensen filed a worldwide patent for a new in-house movement in which it incorporated a ‘detent escapement’. In the battle to improve chronometric precision, the detent escapement sits alongside the tourbillon in a watchmaker’s arsenal of regulating tools. Whereas Audemars Piguet had found a way of integrating the tourbillion into a wristwatch last century, it took until 2009 for Urban Jürgensen to shrink the detent escapement to a similar size. “A normal lever escapement”, Petersen explains, “releases the energy from the escapement wheel by way of two pallet forks, which go back and forth via two levers that look like an anchor, hence the term ‘anchor escapement’. The detent escapement does away with the forks and lets the escapement wheel deliver impulse directly on the balance axel. It’s much more efficient, much more precise. We have it verified that the accuracy of the detent escapement is about 40 per cent higher than a normal chronograph.”


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For S/S17, artistic director Jason Wu has been inspired by David Hockney’s use of bold colours, so naturally the Boss Bespoke Soft handbag is available in four colourways. A softly structured, top-handle bag with oversize details in a soft, grainy Italian leather, the Boss Bespoke Soft has a removable cross body strap and offers a more relaxed silhouette, although adaptable side panels can be tucked in for a more formal shape. Bespoke Soft, from £575, Hugo Boss, Cabot Place

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Geometric shapes combined with moveable chains are made from sterling silver and plated with 18k white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. Delicate and easy to wear alone or stacked, they’re perfect for adding a subtle touch of sparkle to everyday wear.

From £70, Astrid & Miyu,

Ice, Ice Baby When will we learn that fashion is a cruel mistress? She doesn’t care that it’s cold, she doesn’t care that you may spill your lunch. It’s all about white hot this season, and it’s best worn with a tan. Feel free to fake it.









As Whistles launches its debut B R ID A L c o l l e c t i o n , c r e a t i v e d i r e c t o R N i c k P a s s m o r e T A LKS TO K a r i C o l m a n s A BOU t M A KIN G D R ESSES F O R THE MODE R N B R IDE

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lways the bridesmaid

city, to the countryside, and even

never the bride was a

somewhere a little further afield.

truism that Whistles

Currently comprising seven

knew well. One of the few

limited-edition pieces, the

brands that manages to straddle

silhouettes range from stepped

high-end and high street, stocking

hems, strapless, one shoulder

everything from cashmere staples

and high-neck dresses, with a

to grown-up, yet sassy party wear

jumpsuit thrown in for good

and, of course, perfect wedding

measure. “I personally love the

guest dresses, it’s one of those

jumpsuit,” says Passmore, “as

shops that as my mother would

it’s feminine and delicate, but its

say, you just can’t go wrong in.

culotte leg silhouette is daring

“We’ve had so much interest

and unexpected as a bridal

from customers in wedding attire

choice, which appeals to the

that we felt the time was right to

rebel in me.”

launch a contemporary collection

All are created in classic

of dresses for the modern bride,”

wedding dress fabrics: delicate

says Whistles creative director

lace, organza jacquard,

Nick Passmore, who wanted

embroidered tulle and

the range to span all manner of

luxurious silk, with ruffles and

matrimonial celebrations from the

scallop edges, tiebacks and detachable trains, as well as the occasional bodice. But Passmore says the brand only looked inward for inspiration. “We didn’t take design cues from other bridal designers or celebrity style icons. The designs were instinctive and came easily once we sourced the beautiful range of fabrications. It was an opportunity for our designers to be extravagant and free with their work. The hardest part was editing the collection down to seven styles, as there were so many ideas.” With the bridal collection landing this spring, followed by a few top-ups throughout autumn,

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“ W e w a n te d the d r esses t o h a v e a wit a n d p e r s o n a lit y while at the s a m e ti m e b e e n d u r i n g i n st y le ” brides can now join their guests in flocking to Whistles for the perfect frock. And what’s more, they won’t blow the honeymoon budget. “We really just adapted the aesthetic of the Whistles dress range to be suitable for a wedding dress collection,” says Passmore. “We wanted the dresses to be contemporary and memorable, but also to reflect the energy and self-confidence of our customers, to have a wit and personality while at the same time be enduring in style, form flattering and have a premium standard of craftsmanship. There is a style to suit every woman.” From £499-£699. To make an appointment with a personal shopper, see Whistles, Jubilee Place

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oliver bonas: it’s where you go for housewarming gifts, kitsch homeware and f a b u l o u s c a r d s , c a n d l e s a n d k n i c k - k n a c k s . i t ta k e s a c r e at i v e s o u l t o c o n c e i v e o f s u c h a n a l l - e n c o m pa s s i n g s h o p. w e m e e t o l i v e r t r e s s , t h e m a n b e h i n d t h e b r a n d W OR D S / c h arlo t t e p h illi p s

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OLIVER BONAS founder Oliver Tress talks inspiration, business challenges, dinner party guests and relaxing interiors with Canary Wharf.

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“ i ’ m i n s p i r e d b y c h a l l e n g e s t o t h e s tat u s q u o i n a t h o u g h t f u l w ay, i n a n y a r e a o f t h o u g h t, p o l i t i c s o r d e s i g n ” s l u x u ry l o n d o n .c o.u k s


photography /t ray, £7.50; k ae ko was h c ase , £30; a ki cosme tic c ase , £24, all oliver bonas, jubilee place

On favourite Oliver Bonas pieces… “Our fashion styles change every week but I love our gold-plated jewellery collection made by a lovely family firm in Jaipur. A favourite is the Viola tassel necklace, the design of which I like to think I influenced. The new lighting collection is very exciting. My particular favourite is the Luna Marble base lamp. These are pieces that will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

On inspiration… “I’m inspired by challenges to the status quo in a thoughtful way, in any area of thought, politics or design. I’m on design duty 24/7, so I’m absorbing influences all the time. I admire the integrity, clarity and professionalism of Paul Smith, and the uncompromising fearlessness of Miuccia Prada.”

On business mistakes… “The most challenging period of my career was the transition from one shop on the Fulham Road to the second one on Kensington Church Street. I couldn’t see how


to resolve some of the financial and organisational complexities that came with running a business as opposed to a single shop. I really didn’t enjoy it for a few years, but I battled to keep the business going.” »



On fashion… “I do not enjoy shopping – a bit

Sofa covered with Fifth Avenue (£194 per metre) and cu shions with Brahm s (£121 per metre), all b y R ubelli, rub

of an admission! So I just try to get my clothes in a few big shopping sprees a year. I tend to buy a few basics that I then mix up and accessorise to give a bit of personality. My favourite pieces are a crisp white shirt from Mr Start and a good silk scarf.”

On health and fitness… “I exercise during the week with my personal trainer Freddie and squeeze in a bit of paddleboarding when I can.”

On relaxing… “My favourite way to relax is putting my children to bed and having dinner with my wife.”

On foods… “My last ever meal would be baked beans and fried bread – the lone highlight of roka, c anada square

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On oliver bonas in three words... “ O p t i m i s t i c , c o l l a b o r at i v e , d e s i g n ”

the truly terrible school food I endured. Even though my wife is a fantastic cook, we do enjoy eating out – I like Japaneseinfluenced Asian food.”

On holidaying… “We rent a house in West Wittering in West Sussex. I love the British seaside and take a paddleboard out with a couple of friends whenever the weather allows it.”

On books... “Recently I enjoyed The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley – a refreshingly fact-based antidote to the pessimists who only see society’s imperfections rather than our successes.”

On grooming… “From irregular shaving, I recently started growing a full beard – not a decision my wife is very happy about. The beard requires a bit of maintenance to stop me looking like a fisherman, so there is regular trimming and a bit of conditioning with a Clinique beard oil.”

On home… “I live in Wandsworth with my wife and three children. We have modern pieces, including art we’ve been given or collected, and lots of photographs. The children’s rooms are fun and

On dinner party guests...

playful and our bedroom is –

“Björk, Socrates, Mark Twain.”

Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place

necessarily – restful.”


functionality first Jaeger has teamed up with menswear designer Lou Dalton to launch its second collaborative collection, available this month. Taking inspiration from the original collaboration, the new range features stylish yet practical pieces for the everyday active man. Unique design features include ergonomic sleeves, form-fitting knitwear and engineered webbing, lending the pieces a military look. Jaeger, Cabot Place

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mccartney men Huge news: Stella McCartney has officially launched her very first menswear collection. The collection is perfect for the fashionconscious gentleman, striking the perfect balance between sporty attire and formal wear. It also manages to be both naturally classic and bohemian cool, all while using sustainable fabrics. Mr Porter will carry 24 ready-toSweater, ÂŁ570, Stella McCartney,

wear pieces from the collection.

frame of mind Taylor Morris Eyewear has partnered up with Morgan Motors to craft a collection based on the traditional 1930s racing goggles. Inspired by the Morgan 3-Wheeler, the trio of frames each have distinctive designs while boasting a signature quirk: the leather-covered brow bar is a nod to its automotive designer and collaborator. ÂŁ240, Taylor Morris, t

TREND stripe season Red Wool Stripe Polo, £210, Dunhill, Cabot Place

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the man bag Influenced by the colourful Caribbean theme showcased on the S/S17 runway, Paul Smith’s new series of woven bags is vibrant. Made with hard-wearing PVC and finished with a leather trim, the bags

show your stripes

feature tartan patterns in bold colours. Tartan Woven Folio, £595,

Wear your stripes loud and proud this season. The time-honoured trend was seen all over the S/S17 catwalks in varying widths and colours

Paul Smith, Cabot Place Stripe Tie, £75, Hackett, Cabot Place

Striped T-shirt, £50, Gant, Canada Square

Casual Woven Stripe Shorts, £79, Jaeger, Cabot Place

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Long Sleeve Mission Tee, £50, Levi’s, Canada Place

boss man BOSS Menswear presents Wardrobe Staples; a capsule collection made with the modern man in mind. The S/S17 collection can make up the foundation of any man’s wardrobe, from

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essential denim jeans to the fundamental white T-shirt. Each piece is versatile and beautifully crafted with fit, fabric and finish at its core. Effortless menswear never looked so good.

Hugo Boss, Cabot Place



Eye spy The new Editorial Eye Palette from Laura Mercier contains six highly pigmented colours in matte and metallic finishes, taking you seamlessly from day to night. It also contains a setting powder to ensure

mirror, mirror

make-up stays put for the duration.

£38, Laura Mercier, Waitrose

The new Loubichrome range of nail varnishes from Christian Louboutin is a thing of iridescent beauty. The limited-edition trio have been inspired by the qualities of Specchio – a laminated leather with a mirror-like shine – and are infused with light-reflecting pigment pearls, lending your nails a chrome finish that is both edgy and feminine. Choose from candy red, lime green and magenta. £23, Christian Louboutin Beauté, Selfridges,

Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

Kiss me It’s the most amorous month of the year and that calls for a new lipstick. Chanel’s new Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur is a sumptuous lip pencil that glides on with a satiny finish and delivers vibrant, intense colour in 12 shades – from Nude to the luxe red Carmin. With considerable staying power and chic packaging, this is your February handbag essential. £28, Chanel, Boots, Canada Place

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SUN SAVIOUR Hitting the slopes this month? Don’t go anywhere without the Diamond White Matte Finish Sun Protection SPF 50 from Natura Bissé. Promising first-class protection against UVA rays, the formula is light and oil-free, ensuring a matte texture, with none of the shine and stickiness often associated with sun creams. £87, Natura Bissé, Harrods,


flower power Smell sweet this Valentine’s Day with the latest launch from Italian brand Acqua di Parma. The limited-edition Peonia Nobile has a floral scent, with notes of peony and rose offset by layers of black pepper and raspberry. The beautifully designed bottle would make a welcome addition to any dressing table.

£116, Acqua di Parma, Waitrose, Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

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earle of wisdom With more than two decades of experience in t h e b e a u t y i n d u s t r y, L i z E a r l e k n o w s h e r s t u f f. S h e ta l k s t o H a n n a h L e m o n a b o u t h a r d g r a f t, life in the West Country and motherhood


iz Earle founded her

Why did you start

eponymous company

your brand?

in 1995 alongside her

Back in 1995, skincare was very

friend Kim Buckland, with the

polarised. You either shopped

aim of offering affordable beauty

at overpriced department

products and first-class customer

store counters or inexpensive

service. It was a formula that

self-selection chemists and

worked and their wares were

supermarkets. My co-founder

soon snapped up by Avon in

Kim Buckland and I spotted

2010 for an undisclosed amount

a gap in the market for

of several millions (subsequently

affordable, premium quality,

purchased by Walgreens Boots

botanical beauty products –

Alliance for £140m in 2015).

and so the Liz Earle beauty

Unsatisfied with an early

brand was born.

retirement, Earle has since kept herself busy launching a book,

Where did your

SKIN, as well as the Liz Earle

passion for natural

Wellbeing website and magazine,

ingredients stem from?

while continuing to consult for

My father was a great botanist

Liz Earle Beauty Co (she has

and I used to spend hours with

been working on new skin treats

him in the garden weeding,

that are set to launch this year).

sowing and planting. He is

Based at a farm in Wiltshire with

an engineer and loves

husband and filmmaker Patrick

functional plants that do

Drummond, it seems that there

things, either edible or

is nothing this mother-of-five

practical, so I think that’s

can’t achieve.

where my early passion started.

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b e au t y

Why did you decide to

Are your children set to

What was it like

move to the West Country?

follow in your footsteps

receiving your MBE?

With my children growing up,

in the beauty industry?

Meeting Her Majesty The

I wanted them to have a bit more

My eldest daughter Lily

Queen was one of the most

freedom and outside space to play.

is a fully qualified primary

memorable moments of my life.

It seemed the perfect way to buy

school teacher but she has

The whole day at Buckingham

them a bit more childhood. Plus,

taken time out of teaching

Palace was ‘awesome’ in the

I love being able to see the horizon

to work as digital editor

proper sense of the word. I feel

as well as to notice the changes

for Liz Earle Wellbeing.

incredibly fortunate to have

in the seasons. My Liz Earle

She also has her own beauty

received the award and am

Wellbeing publishing and

column in the east London

very grateful for it.

TV studios are in Battersea,

magazine E1 Life, so I guess

so I enjoy the best of rural

she might be following in

What helped get

and urban living.

my footsteps.

you through the

What do you like to do

How difficult is it to

your own business?

when you’re in London?

balance motherhood with a

My working mantra has

I do the things I can’t do in the

challenging career?

always been: build it slow

countryside – go to the theatre,

It’s never easy for any parent,

to build it strong. Crawl,

try out a new sushi restaurant,

but I do think modern

walk, then run to build a

visit a gallery and catch up with

technology is a huge help.

business that will stand the

my city friends.

When I’m travelling, I use

test of time. You must have an

challenges of setting up

FaceTime and Skype to join

absolute passion for what you

What is your cleansing regime?

family suppers or help with

do, as running a business will

Twice a day, every day, I use my

homework. Having that daily

consume your life.

most awarded creation: the Liz

face-to-face connection is

Liz Earle products are available

Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth

such a huge improvement

at Boots, Canada Place,

Cleanser. As a working mother of

on the phone call.

five I really don’t have much time for faff. What other beauty brands do you admire? I’ve always liked Aromatherapy Associates and used to work with the brand’s founders in the early days of my beauty career. I have a lot of respect for their use of genuine essential oil blends and their therapeutic effects on mind

Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil, £17.25; Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £15.50; Superskin Moisturiser, £39

and body.

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beard lovers, take note With hipster beards showing no sign of abating in 2017, do look after yours properly. Kiehl’s Beard Grooming Oil makes hair smoother and softer to the touch, while nourishing dry skin underneath – the oil includes salicylic acid, a betahydroxy acid that treats ‘beardruff’, and pracaxi oil to condition. Cedarwood, sandalwood and eucalyptus essential oils provide a fresh aroma. £22, Kiehl’s, Jubilee Place

Soapy Sensation Frederic Malle’s hand soaps are available in six scents, including Anterenea, which features sandalwood and is reminiscent of the founder’s childhood holidays in the Basque country. The 50g version of the soaps can be engraved with initials or a word for orders of 500 pieces or more. £25 for 100g, Frederic Malle,

keep calm The new Stress Check range from This Works aims to tackle the perils of modern life. The face oil prevents signs of premature ageing, but we particularly like Breathe In, for when


you sleep through your alarm and miss the bus. Carry it with you to inhale throughout the day.

From £16, This Works, Space.NK, Cabot Place

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Bathing rituals To mark Valentine’s Day, Molton Brown has launched its Rosa Absolute Sumptuous Bathing Oil, and the Rosa and Tobacco Absolute Candles. The oil includes cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood and leaves skin

A SCENT TO REMEMBER New from Jo Malone London is the Myrrh and Tonka Cologne Intense. A sensual scent, its components include the sap of the Namibian myrrh tree, traditionally harvested by hand, along with almond, vanilla, and the somewhat addictive tonka bean. £105, Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place

silky smooth, while Tobacco Absolute combines woods, tobacco, balsam and musks with a hint of citrus. It’s perfect. Rosa Absolute Candle and Tobacco Absolute Candle, each from £36, Rosa Absolute Sumptuous Bathing Oil, £39, Molton Brown, Jubilee Place


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ou know what beats red roses on Valentine’s Day? A beautiful bottle of perfume

nestled perfectly in the middle of them. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with Jo Malone London’s Red Roses Floral Box. Making the perfect gift for that special someone, the glass bottle is presented in an exquisite box and placed delicately in

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between freshly cut red roses. The striking scent, which has been loved across the globe for over 20 years now, was inspired by seven of the world’s finest roses, crushed violet leaves and hint of citrus lemon.

The box of red roses was created by critically acclaimed British florist Philippa Craddock. The talented florist is renowned for crafting understated elegance and charm in her creations and it has proved to be no different for the Jo Malone London Floral Box.

Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place

the red roses cologne The Red Roses perfume boasts three main tasting notes; citrus-fresh lemon, scarlet velvet rose and a rich, sweet honeycomb base. 100ml for £130




call me The latest handsets from

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let it rain Amp up your morning routine with the new Rainshower Aquasymphony from GROHE. Featuring an oversized shower head with ambient lighting and sound – which can be altered depending on your mood – plus 12 different spray patterns, this is the easiest way to bring the spa into your home, while livening up a dull winter’s day. From £15,700,

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all about that bass Beoplay H9 headphones from Bang & Olufsen offer advanced noise cancellation technology with exquisite sound.

£499, Bang & Olufsen, South Colonnade


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health & Fitness

breathe deeply We’re all about self-soothing this month, aided by the new Inner Light Rescue Essentials from Roques O’Neil. We like the Calm Balm – dab the essential oils and plant waxes concoction on pulse points to calm frayed nerves. Crystal Clear is a small pot of smelling salts to be inhaled – it’s an ancient method of reviving body and mind. As for the sleep drops – we pour ours into a warm bath. Bliss.

Sun sans starch In need of some winter sun and a detox? TURASÓIR offers a curated collection of luxury fitness and wellbeing retreats, putting together holidays from which you return feeling stronger and more energised. It has found the best retreats for a range of goals, ensuring your money and travel will all be worth it. Choose from various fitness resorts around the world, ranging from yoga to boxing and burpees, without compromising on luxury, healthy, Michelin-star chef prepared meals – and some sunbathing, of course.

h e a lt h & f i t n e s s work it with rosie The new Rosie for Autograph Active collection has 14 pieces, all with a modern design and minimal aesthetic: think sleek lines, cut-out panels and a feminine yet practical colour palette of aubergines and blush, alongside classic black and signature rose gold hardware. Pieces are made from performance-enhancing fabric and functional design elements include cool comfort technology and perforation for ventilation. If this won’t get us

extra high-impact sports bra, £32.50, and black crop legging, £35

WHITE TEETH My Natural Smile is a new curated website offering a range of effective, all-natural oral healthcare products from several brands. Ingredients include aloe vera, chili and liquorice extract, without the alcohol and chemicals found in many high street products. Products range from whitening to ones suitable for those with sensitive teeth, and even gluten free – trendy.

back in the gym, nothing will.

From £22.50, Marks & Spencer, Jubilee Place

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Pa m p e r m e W e k n o w, w e k n o w. I t ’ s V a l e n t i n e ’ s D ay t h i s m o n t h , a n d e v e r y m a g a z i n e i s t e l l i n g you to spoil your significant other. but you need to feel your best before you feel at y o u r m o s t g ivi n g . h e r e , t h e t r e at m e n t s t o r e s t o r e a n d pa m p e r y o u

Blow it out The secret to happiness, it turns out, is simple: a blow dry and professionally applied make-up, both done in the comfort of your home, while you wear pyjamas and drink cups of tea. Yes, Blow Ltd’s at-home service is the genius of the brand. Kasia arrives at my doorstep, donning a large case of tools and products. After

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Face facts

the radio frequency machine for

Winter’s wind and central

skin tightness (truly, it’s the most

heating means my skin is in need

high-tech facial I’ve had) we’re

of professional help. Namely,

finished, and my skin looks

Dr Russo’s Clinical Facial.

post-run pink and glowing. The

After a cleanse and exfoliation

following day, I look noticeably

Sole attraction

comes the dermaroller: a small

relaxed, probably due to the

handheld device with 0.5mm

lymphatic drainage massage

I’m not very kind to my feet.

titanium needles rolled lightly

Dr Russo quietly snuck in

Long, punishing runs followed

across my face. It creates small

between the steps.

by nights teetering round in

channels, which help the next step – serum – penetrate.

If this is the month of treating

vertigionous stilettos mean they

yourself, do start here.

are long overdue some tender

£295 for a Clinical Facial.

loving care. And in the spirit

the light-emitting diode to

20 per cent off throughout

of Valentine’s Day, I thought I

stimulate collagen production: it

February for readers of Canary

would show them some love

feels like a warm rollerball being

Wharf. Rejuvenation Clinic and

with a Footlogix Medi Pedi

rubbed across my face. After

Medispa, Cabot Place

at Canary Wharf’s Third

Serum rubbed in, we’re onto

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Space Spa. Comfortably seated in a massage chair with my feet resting in their own mini Jacuzzi, I ask myself why on earth I don’t do this more often – it’s the perfect tonic to a stressful week of impending deadlines and Tube strikes. After extensive exfoliation and moisturisation using the scientifically formulated

examining the menu of set looks

I ask lots of questions (poor

Footlogix products, the

(they can be slightly adapted)

Kasia) and learn applicable tips:

challenge begins to make my

I opt for Beach Blow. Loosely

use a pearlescent highlighter on

feet look pretty. My nails are

tonged, my hair comes out

the inner eye and upper lip, and

shaped, my cuticles are tidied

resembling, if you squint, Blake

when to use a mascara brush

and they are finished off with

Lively-esque soft waves, which

rather than a wand (who knew).

a coating of fuchsia pink OPI

don’t drop.

It takes just 70 minutes for me

nail colour. In just under an

My make-up is no less

to look and feel the best version

hour they are transformed, and

glamorous. I opt for the Evening

of myself, and that’s priceless.

I can’t resist booking my next

look – nude lip, bronze smokey

Blow Ltd blow dry and make-

appointment before I leave.

eye and lots of dewy shimmer.

up, £59 for 70 minutes, Blow

£52, Third Space Spa,

Being at home and one-on-one,

Ltd, Jubilee Place,

Canada Square

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t h e p e r f e c t d at e show your loved one just how much you c a r e w i t h a n u n f o r g e t ta b l e v a l e n t i n e ’ s d ay i n c a n a r y w h a r f ; t r y t h e v a r i e t y o f r e s ta u r a n t s , e x p l o r e t h e b a r s c e n e , s k at e hand-in-hand and snuggle up to a film

dancing on ice Canada Square Park’s LUMINOCITY is the first of its kind, with over 8km of LED lights dancing beneath the ice, lit up with over 16 million different colours.

explore canary wharf With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there is no better time to explore what Canary Wharf has to offer. Take a trip to Canada Square Park’s incredible ice rink in the heart of Canary Wharf and skate the night away under the lights with the stunning skyscrapers surrounding you. Or cosy up to a romcom screening at Everyman Cinema in Crossrail Place. The plush double sofas and delicious food and drink options make for an especially intimate setting.

everyman cinema, crossrail place

Boisdale of canary wharf, cabot place

face the music Boisdale of Canary Wharf, in Cabot Place, and Big Easy, in Crossrail Place, are both renowned for entertaining live music, perfect for those looking for a lively night. If you wanted something a little more low key however, try The Breakfast Club; its tasty menu and casual setting is an ideal place for a date. If you do happen to change your mind, you can turn it up a notch by heading through to Dr Kluger’s.

singles night You don’t have to be part of a couple to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Canary Wharf; head out with your friends for an entertaining evening filled with delicious dining and live music guaranteed to get you in the mood for dancing. big easy. crossrail place



chai ki, crossrail place

plateau, canada place

roka, the park pavilion

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Jaguar gets its growl back

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W i t h t h e X E , J a g u a r f i n a l ly h a s a c o m pa c t s a l o o n t h at c a n f i g h t B M W, M - B a n d A u d i o n e q u a l t e r m s , s ay s M at t h e w C a r t e r


he last Jaguar small

started to look ahead rather

saloon, the X-type,

than behind.

arrived in 2001, but

judging by its retrostyling, it

have been spectacular. The XF

might as well have been 1971: it

saloon led the way and was

was as if Jaguar’s designers had

followed by the luxury XJ,

been locked away in a museum

positively avant garde in its

for three decades. The fact that

looks when compared with its

the X-type was based on the

predecessor. The F-TYPE sports

contemporary Ford Mondeo

car added some spice to the line-

(this was when the Blue Oval

up while the story is brought up

owned The Leaper) didn’t help

to date with the recent arrival

its image.

of the F-PACE SUV, a tough

It wasn’t a bad car as such – in

high-riding estate created to

fact, the estate version was pretty

tackle the Porsche Macan and

good – but it was out of its time:

Audi Q5.

it helped if you had string-

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And since then the results

But perhaps the bravest

backed gloves, an Arthur Daly

new Jaguar of all is the XE,

camel-coloured coat and a flat

a compact sports saloon that’s

cap to drive it.

pitched into one of the most

Jaguar retreated, licking

competitive markets around.

its paws. Ford went and Tata

When you consider it’s taking

arrived. Now with new money

on the toughest trio of all –

– lots of it – for investment, and

BMW 3-series, Mercedes C-

a new design chief in former

class and Audi A4 – it needs to

Aston man Ian Callum, Jaguar

be good. »

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» And it is. For starters, it’s a

case in point. As well as giving

Jaguar rather than a remodelled

performance and efficiency

something else. It has a new,

benefits, the lightweight

highly advanced, lightweight

aluminium construction makes

platform and new engines.

the car feel nimble and lithe.

It’s even built in a new factory.

There’s a huge amount of

Best of all, it’s forward-

choice when it comes to the XE

looking rather than a retro

range: petrol and diesel engines,

pastiche. Modern Jags are

rear- and four-wheel drive and

defined by their large oblong

five trim levels. The range starts

grille and slanted headlights,

with the SE, moves to Prestige

spoke 17-inch alloys, a 380kw

sloping roofline and long

and R-Sport before we come

Meridian sound system with

wheelbase. They are handsome

to Portfolio and, finally, the

DAB radio, 8-inch colour touch

cars, rather than flashy ones.

potent XE S, which is powered

screen with sat nav and a raft

by a 340PS 3.0-litre V6 petrol

of safety equipment, including

lead set by its German rivals,

engine. The test car was a more

autonomous emergency braking

the XE looks like what it is: a

mainstream 2.0-litre diesel with

and traffic sign recognition.

scaled-down, compact, version

180PS (the entry-level version of

As ever there’s a substantial

of the XF. It’s a thoroughly

the engine has 163PS) and rear-

list of optional extras – £545 for

modern machine, one at the

wheel drive (four-wheel drive

a rear-view camera and front

sharp end when it comes to

is an option) in Portfolio trim.

parking aid; £1,045 for adaptive


Portfolio trim gives you ten-way

dynamic chassis and so on – but

electric and heated front seats

essentially it is well-equipped

covered in perforated leather, six-

and competitively priced.

Following the ‘Russian Doll’

Extensive use of aluminium for the platform and body is a

Car: Jaguar XE Portfolio 2.0D

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Engine : Front-mounted, 1,999cc , turbocharged4- cyl di esel

Power: 180PS


The big question: is it as competitive on a dynamic level? Jaguar knows how to make a car

when it raises its voice to near

same quality as the Germans.

unacceptable levels.

But after the also-ran that

And there’s a curious

was the X-type, the XE finally

handle well and ride properly.

mismatch between engine and

allows Jaguar to become a

The electric power steering is

transmission when pulling away

serious player in the compact

delightfully accurate and helps

from a standstill. Here, a positive

sports saloon market. Some

to give the car a balance and

push on the throttle is needed to

engine doubts aside, it’s a fine

precision when cornering, while

ensure a safe getaway – anything

machine with a chassis that

the ride comfort and overall

less and the car crawls away.

tops the opposition.

composure of the car is arguably

If fuel economy is not an issue,

best in class.

perhaps a 2.0-litre 200PS petrol

invented the class, after all. Back

option might make more sense.

in the mid-’50s and through to

It has the performance, too. The more powerful of the

And that’s only fitting: Jaguar

Nor is it the roomiest in the

the late ’60s, Jaguar’s Mark 1

two new Ingenium diesels –

class. The sloping roofline might

and Mark 2 saloons ruled the

developed by Jaguar Land Rover

add appeal to the car’s looks but

roost, favourites with racing

and now used in a wide variety

it steals headroom in the rear.

drivers, getaway drivers and the

of models from XE to Evoque –

Knee room in the back is also at

police. If that was what Jaguar

has ample levels of torque, the

a premium. And, if we are being

was trying to recreate with the

engine’s pulling power, to give

really picky, the interior trim

X-type, it failed. But it’s found

plenty of mid-range punch.

plastics are perhaps not up to the

its mojo again with the XE.

It works especially well with the optional eight-speed automatic, which has various modes and steering wheel mounted paddle shifts for when

Jaguar knows how to make a car handle w e l l a n d r i d e p r o p e r ly

you feel like doing it yourself. But the engine is not as refined as similar power plants from the rivals. It clatters on startup, especially when cold, and sounds, and to a certain degree feels, coarser than BMW’s best. Left in automatic mode, the natural tendency is for the gearbox to change up early before the engine starts to get really vocal. In manual mode, you can, of course, hold onto the revs but the trade-off probably isn’t worth it: the engine won’t go much beyond 4,000 rpm

P erforman ce : 140mph ma x, 0-60mph in 7.4 secs

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Drive: Re ar-wheel drive, eight-s peed automatic transmission

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Game of Thrones’ snowy desolate region Winterfell, the nation has seen a boom in tourism ever since the programme launched in 2011. In its latest annual statistics »

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» report, the Icelandic

those prepared to brace the

Tourism Board revealed

breeze can perch on one of

that the number of foreign

the hotel’s specially designed

visitors has more than

benches, where blankets and

doubled in the past six years

warm clothes are provided

– and it’s easy to see why.

when the temperature dips.

While Game of Thrones

It’s certainly a sight to behold,

may have drawn the crowds,

but I quickly come to discover

it’s the nation’s dramatic

that Iceland’s favourable

angular glaciers, aquamarine

stargazing outposts represent

hot springs, jagged volcanoes

only a small proportion of its

and sweeping hills in every

myriad charms. Located one

shade of green on the Farrow

hour south from the capital

& Ball paint chart that have

Reykjavík, Hotel Rangá offers

kept Iceland at the top of

a pleasant balance between

many a travel bucket list.

cultural and outdoor activities

And it’s not just the beauty

for guests who want to see

on the ground that draws the

the country from all of its

eye. It’s tipped as one of the

many different perspectives.

best places to see the Aurora

For the more adventurous

Borealis, better known as

traveller, there’s a medley

the Northern Lights, which

of adrenaline rush-inducing

illuminate the sky in a

pursuits on offer. Aboard a

rainbow of cosmic colours

snowmobile, guests can explore

when the night is clear.

the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, an

Hotel Rangá, my home

ice cap that covers the active

for the duration of my

volcano Katla and boasts an

visit, boasts one of the

unparalleled view from its

best views of the natural

peak. Keen cyclists can climb

wonder. The region’s lack

volcanoes, traverse the south

of light pollution makes for

coast’s black sand beaches

optimum viewing potential,

and cross lava meadows on

and the hotel plays on

a fatbike; an off-road bicycle

this by switching off its

with thick tyres that’s taking

external lights to provide a

the nation by storm. Those

clearer view of the striking

who prefer to explore on

illumination. Wake-up calls

foot may be tempted to hike

are on offer for those who

Vatnajökull, the biggest ice cap

would prefer not to face the

in Iceland and the third largest

cold all night long, while

in the world.

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keen cyclists can climb volcanoes, traverse the south coast’s black sand beaches and cross lava m e a d o w s o n a f at b i k e Back at the hotel, you needn’t

As an animal lover, I couldn’t

berries, meringue and almond

miss the opportunity to

be a wildlife expert to spot

journey across snowy terrain

the beast guarding the guests:

at speed with a pack of wild

Hrammur, a ten-foot tall model

especially when the opportunity

huskies, racing along in the icy

polar bear, watches over the

to sample its three outdoor

conditions. Equine enthusiasts,

lobby, which is a welcoming

hot tubs presents itself, but

meanwhile, will revel in the

hub with rustic furniture and

Iceland’s arresting landscape

marginally slower yet equally

oak surfaces. Seven suites

is simply too beautiful to go

fascinating trek across rugged

individually themed around

unexplored. It doesn’t take long

terrain on Icelandic steeds,

a different continent offer a

for me to see why so many have

a gentle breed indigenous

unique experience, allowing

frequented the country in recent

to the island that provide a

you to transport from Africa

years and, Game of Thrones

calming tour of the nation’s

to Iceland and back again. If

fan or not, I implore you to do

astonishingly cinematic vistas.

you’d prefer to have the true

the same.

Icelandic experience, there are

From €261 (approx. £222)

Westman Islands present

44 alternate rooms to choose

for a standard single room,

plentiful opportunities to spot a

from, decorated with a more

passing mink whale or porpoise,

traditional winter’s lodge décor.

Off land, boat trips to the

crumble should not be missed. The hotel is difficult to leave,

The hotel’s restaurant offers

while fishing trips include sea angling, for which the catch is

surprisingly fancy fare for

typically of the cod, haddock

a country so rustic. A farm-

or halibut variety, and surf

to-table mentality ensures

fishing on the southern coast,

the Nordic-inspired menu is

where mudshark and spiny

generally healthy and fish-

dogfish are abundant.

heavy, but whipped Skyr with

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all of the lights with eastern and western influences, luxury trappings a n d a t r a d i t i o n a l c u lt u r e , h o n g k o n g i s l i k e n o w h e r e you’ve ever been words bY / Gabrielle Lane


t’s surely possible to define

fronted stores and skyscrapers.

the image and energy of a

The city stretches up on a

city by its iconic transport

steep incline from the glossy

options. New York has its

Central district to mid-levels,

yellow taxis, ruthlessly racing

where the wealthy live in more

city execs and shopaholics

modern apartment buildings

through wide avenues; in

on the hilltops. In between,

Bangkok, vivid fuchsia cabs

narrow streets are cosmopolitan

stand out in the beating sun

and frenetic, lined with bars,

among cluttered, tuk-tuk-

restaurants and galleries. The

strewn streets, and in London,

ex-pat crowd might be slowly

the black hackney carriage

contemplating their next move,

remains an enduring, familiar

but the city is still one of the

symbol of home, windows

most exciting for a business or

lashed by rain.

leisure trip.

In Hong Kong, you will hear of the Star Ferry – it traverses


Victoria Harbour – typically

Cathay Pacific now flies directly

taking workers to the financial

to Hong Kong International

district and luxury fashion

Airport from London Gatwick

hub from the surrounding

four times per week, as well as

islands, and offering views of

London Heathrow five times

both the metropolis and lush

a day. Its pick of the slots and

greenery (Hong Kong is 80 per

a well-regarded business class

cent rural). However, for me

service make a flight of just

it is the tall, skinny trams that

under 12 hours comfortable.

make this place feel like an

Expect Champagne upon

exotic toy town, their stretched

boarding and a seat that turns

proportions and advert-clad

into a flatbed of around two

sides juxtaposed against glass-

metres, as well as lighting

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at bre a k fa s t ( t h e b u f f e t i s l ar g e ) t h e s c ene i s a w h o’ s w h o of in tern at i on a l b u s in es s , e n joyi n g e g g s b en e d i c t, pa s tr ie s a nd j uices and power points that have been designed to facilitate a workstation in the air. Service is personalised and friendly and traditional Cantonese dishes are a great pre-holiday touch.

WHERE TO STAY The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has been attracting well-

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heeled guests for more than 50 years. Smart, with impeccable

Kong’s younger, fashion-forward

service, it is a favourite among

sister, The Landmark Mandarin

businessmen, standing next door

Oriental, offers contemporary

to J.P. Morgan and adjacent to

decadence. Suites styled by

both ferry piers and Hong Kong’s

interior designer Joyce Wang are

slick underground transport

intended to feel like glamorous

system known as the MTR.

apartments: decked out in cream

It has a barber, a florist and

leather and fluted glass, they

watches in glass cases lining its

have cocoon-like beds, mood

exits. At breakfast (the buffet is

lighting and huge wardrobes.

large) the scene is a who’s who of

The seven-foot round bathtub

international business, enjoying

in the largely open-plan en

eggs benedict, pastries and

suite, complete with music and

juices, along with fried potatoes,

television that can be projected

omelettes and dim sum.

through the bathroom mirrors,

Rooms are smart and

helps make my room the perfect

masculine. Luxury here is about

retreat from the city pace,

the thread count of its linen, and

especially when coupled with

while its approach might

an evening appointment at the

be discreet, it has ten restaurants

hotel’s 25,000 sq ft spa.

including the Michelin-star

The menu at the hotel’s French

Man Wah, which exudes

restaurant Amber changes

traditional elegance. It has pink

seasonally every three months. Its

tablecloths, silk screen paintings

dishes are intricate and beautiful,

and Chinese lanterns – roast

with buttery pumpkin ravioli,

suckling pig is just one of its

artful flashes of lime and flowers

many excellent specialities.

and peppermint and white

Five minutes’ walk away, The Mandarin Oriental Hong

chocolate sorbets making up some of the dishes. »


the wet markets are where the locals go for fish, flowers and v e g e ta b l e s f r o m s ta l l s t h at l i n e t h e s t r e e t s photography / Semi-private dining booth with harbour view, C afé Gray Deluxe © Mi chael Weber


delicious. My tip is chicken with

mains, goblets of wine and a

green onion sauce, a glistening,

romantic, sociable atmosphere,

The Michelin Guide commends

salty noodle dish.

and Café Gray is a Saturday

Hong Kong street food, a whirl

As night falls, Café Gray

night box-ticker – and one you

of spicy wonton soups, fresh

Deluxe is one for the jet set.

seafood, egg noodles and dim

Chef Gray Kunz presides over

sum, eaten as takeaway or elbow-

a glossy, destination restaurant

Continental; book it for

to-elbow with locals in cafes that

where organic, fresh ingredients

lunch if you’re a fan of The

have stood for half a century.

are the norm. On our visit we

Ivy in London. It offers a

Yet it’s hard to find an authentic

tried the foie gras terrine, which

conservatory-style feel, green

outpost near the centre of town.

was rich and made interesting

banquette seating and regular

The wet markets are where the

with pink peppercorns and

namechecks from Hong Kong

locals go for fish, flowers and

sweet poached quince, as

Tatler. Afternoon tea is available

vegetables from stalls that line the

well as house-cured gravlax

but griddled scallops, roast

street – but it’s threatened with

– feather-light salmon with

chicken and flavour-packed

redevelopment as the high-rises

lemon and subtly sweet brioche.

Icelandic cod are all reasons to

move in. This, and its frills-free

Unsurprisingly for this kind of

try the mains. Take cocktails

charm, makes Lan Fong Yuen

venue, the steak is excellent too.

on the terrace afterwards;

a treasure.

should know about. Its sister restaurant is The

The Kansas striploin cut was

Hong Kong may be overcast

Cantonese pop stars and city

juicy and well-seasoned, served

sometimes, but that doesn’t

slickers sit indistinguishably in a

on a board with onion rings and

mean the palm trees don’t

basic backroom slurping suppers

creamed spinach. There’s a place

add something to this homely,

that are cheap and utterly

in every high-end city for hearty

European-inspired brasserie.

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to the elements but peaceful. On

glimpses of tropical vegetation,

Lamma, there’s also a colourful

as well as the heat, give this city a

Hikes up to Victoria Peak are

main street selling local crafts

unique character. And it is definitely

the best way to mitigate the

and the opportunity to visit the

one you should experience, more

excesses of Hong Kong life.

traditional fishing village of Sok

than once.

Various trails (and a traditional

Kwu Wan, where a 150-year-old

Rates for Mandarin Oriental from

Peak Tram) snake up to the

temple stands.

HKD 3,000 (approx. £320) per night,

island’s highest vantage point

Back on Hong Kong Island,

for views out across the water,

shopping is a must. Beyond the

Rates for Landmark Mandarin Oriental,

and the best time to arrive is

multitude of luxury brands,

from HKD 4,900 (approx. £523) per

just before dusk when a nightly

be sure to visit PMQ, Hong


light show is performed by the

Kong’s equivalent of Dover

Heathrow to Hong Kong return from

city’s skyscrapers. The experts

Street Market. Opened to relieve


recommend starting 90 minutes

local artists of rising rents, the

before sunset and taking

warehouse-style development

on the Peak Circle Walk in

has jewellery studios, homeware

reverse (heading towards

displays and avant-garde

the north side) for the best

fashion. Home to more than

photography moments.

100 young entrepreneurs who

If you want to see more of

hold workshops as well as

the rural beauty of the area,

ply their trade, it is a great

take a boat out to Lamma

place to source slightly more

Island, which offers both a

refined souvenirs.

pretty stretch of beach (Hung

While the heavy Western

Shing Yeh) and views out across

influence in Hong Kong helps

Lantau Island from its hilltop

shape its vibrant nightlife

pavilion. Lush, green and

and glamorous eateries, the

family-friendly, it is largely open

hospitality of the locals and



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Winter Lights festival 2017 The Public Art and Community Affairs Teams at Canary Wharf Group came together to host a guided tour of the Winter Lights festival at Canary Wharf for Ravensbourne, an industry-focused university sector college that is dedicated to providing students with specialist skills and further opportunities. The students and incubation companies from Ravensbourne viewed 30 spectacular light and interactive art installations, from some of the most innovative artists and


designers working with forms of light technology today. The students will also later exhibit work of their own in an upcoming Community Gallery display in Canada Place. Visit for further information.

Making Sustainability Real Last year, Canary Wharf Group successfully implemented the Making Sustainability Real (MSR) campaign in all of the Canary Wharf Retail Malls in partnership with specialist communications consultancy, Veris. Aiming to promote and encourage the correct separation of waste in back-of-house areas and further improve recycling rates in retail operations, the campaign has so far contributed to a five per cent increase in waste recovery and has received a Five Star Award in the Investors in Zero Waste Awards. For further information or if you have a question please contact:

Canary Wharf Group collaborates with UK Green Building Council Canary Wharf Group has collaborated with the UK Green Building Council to launch its first built environment ‘Innovation Lab’, a radical new approach to innovation in the sector. With fellow lead partners Land Securities and Marks & Spencer, the project will identify and address systemic challenges facing businesses and co-create innovative and highly sustainable solutions. The findings will help as Canary Wharf continues to grow, helping to explore future trends and provide solutions to key environmental and social challenges.



V I SU A L A RT S ta k e a b r e a k t o e x p l o r e a n d e n j o y c a n a r y w h a r f ’ s t e m p o r a r y e x h i b i t i o n s a n d p e r m a n e n t a r t c o l l e c t i o n a r o u n d t h e e s tat e LILIANE LIJN Poemdrums and Koans

astronomical computer programme,

Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

jewellery, which she collectively

Until 11 March

terms Earthart.

FREE, open daily

COMMUNITY GALLERY The Community Gallery in Canada Place is devoted to exhibiting works by local arts projects

Moonmeme, and examples of her

Cones, both static and kinetic, feature in the exhibition in a range

Liliane Lijn is an American-born

of scale and different materials:

artist who has lived and worked in

in ceramic, wood and Perspex,

Britain for most of her career. She

translucent resin and painted wood.

works across a range of art forms,

While developing her conical

including kinetic sculpture, film,

compositions, Lijn also developed a

performance and collage, exploring

series of Poemdrums, having already

language, mythology, light and

introduced language (including

matter. This exhibition concentrates

poetry) in her Poemcons, some of

on Lijn’s Poemdrums and Koans,

which are shown here.

together with an interactive

Providence Row Art Group Until 10 March Founded in 1860, Providence Row is a charity with a centre in east London that tackles the root causes of homelessness to help people get off and stay off the streets. Working with people to build skills and confidence is the key to success. The Ar t Group meets for three hours on a Wednesday morning to make ar t, welcoming all levels and experience. For the members, ar t can be all manner

Exhibition Tour EVENT

of things, from creating peace in the world and benefiting one’s wellbeing, to

Tuesday 7 February from

curing anger. Asking ‘what is ar t?’ is like

6.30pm to 7.15pm

asking ‘what are people?’. Providence

Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition

Row is Winner of the Social Justice SME

with Liliane Lijn. Free but please contact

Award 2014 and a finalist at the London

Canary Wharf Public Art Office at to reserve a place.

Homelessness Awards 2015. It is also Mountain Koans 2009, photography / © heini schneebeli

home to Rise Bakery, a social enterprise that sells delicious cakes online.

A r t, C ana d a W alk James Burns: London f r o m the R o o f t o p s Since 2006, James Burns has been working with owners and developers of London’s tallest buildings, gaining a unique vantage point from which to build his unrivalled collection of breathtaking panoramas. Capturing the dramatic interplay of London’s skyline with fleeting moments of wonder in the skies above, these are not your typical postcard scenes but rare moments of beauty, intuitively revealed by James’s visionary imagination.

win d o w galleries

Th e Art and Desi gn Wind ow Ga ller ies sh owc a se up -an dcom in g a rti st s, des igners and cr a ft speople and a re loc at e d in C anada P lace. thi s month:

De s ign , J u b ilee W alk U r š ka H valica : U J ewelle r y Urška Hvalica, a Slovenian jewellery designer and architect currently based in London, works on design projects that reinterpret traditional crafts. Her designs are inspired by the threedimensionality of an architectural space and the material potential of fabrics. U Jewellery is a collection of textile pieces that celebrate traditional crafts. Each piece is handmade using textile and recycled yarns, the interwoven threads creating light and recognisably contemporary pieces.



Night of Adventure

events Night of Adventure, C ana r y W h a r f

d u r i n g f e b r u a r y a n d m a r c h at c a n a r y w h a r f t h e r e i s t h e at r e , e v e n t s a n d a d e s i g n a n d c r a f t s f a i r : d o n ’ t miss out!

The Night of Adventure brings a collection of top explorers and daredevils to share their captivating stories of exploration and

Thursday 23 March

wonder. Be swept away to a world filled with

7pm (doors 6.30pm)

adventure, all without leaving your seats.

East Wintergarden,

The participants include Alastair

43 Bank Street,

Humphreys, adventurer and recipient of

Canary Wharf, E14 5NX

National Geographic’s Adventurer of the


Year award, Ben Smith, who tackled 401

01722 790 111*

marathons in 401 days and writer George Mahood. The line-up also stars Sarah Little,

All proceeds will support the work of Hope

who travelled the USA spending nothing at

and Homes for Children. This event is

all and Nick Froggatt, who swapped his day

kindly supported by Canary Wharf Group.

job to take on the hills of Rwanda by bike.

*The line-up is correct at time of press but may be subject to change | Tickets available on the door subject to availability, online booking fee applies | Unreserved theatre-style seating | Full bar from doors open | See | Only items purchased on the premises may be consumed in the venue.

M A DE L O N DO N – cana r y w h a r f

Nina Archer, Rig and Furrow series

as purchase works. Taking place over two

A FREE to visit Contemporary

weeks, both shows will present around

Design and Craft Fair

60 makers, with each week hosting a different selection of goods, including

17 – 20 & 22 – 25 March

ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, fashion,

FREE to visit

jewellery, homewares and much more.

Wednesday – Friday, 11am-7pm

Canary Wharf has one of the UK’s largest

(last entry 6.30pm)

collections of public art with more than

Saturday, 12-6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

65 pieces of public artwork across the

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf

Estate. Art Maps detailing the self-guided

walk will be available at the event and in the lobby of One Canada Square.

@tuttonandyoung, #madecanarywharf MADE LONDON – CANARY WHARF

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With more than 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, there’s plenty of choice

is an exciting new and free contemporary

for those visiting MADE LONDON –

design and craft fair at Canary Wharf


bringing together around 120 of the best craft and design talent from around the

For further information please visit:

country. It offers members of the public

the chance to meet makers and discuss Images shown as examples only

inspirations and design processes, as well

RSC Live, the tempest ca p t u r e d l i v e at t h e r sc s t r at f o r d u p o n a v o n Monday 6 February 7pm, doors 6pm East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX £10** 0871 220 0260 On an island a man waits, isolated and robbed of his status. But Prospero is a magician who can control the elements and he will avenge those who wronged him. The lead is played by Simon Russell Beale and the director is

RSC The Tempest

Gregory Doran. ** Online booking fee applies | Unreserved cabaret-style seating | Full bar from doors open | Only items purchased on the premises may be consumed in the venue.



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a drop-off in sales volumes in the subsequent months, as uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum intensified. Only time will tell whether strengthening sales volume at the end of 2016 is an indicator as to how the first half of 2017 will pan out. The political uncertainty that came to the fore last year is unlikely to subside in the short term.This is due to the government’s announcement that it plans to trigger Article 50 in the spring, as well as Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President and elections in a number of key European countries later in the year. As sales data shows, buyers start to act when they perceive value and this played out last year as average prices across central London fell by 6.3 per cent. However, as we expected, Islington and the City fringe markets weathered the storm reasonably well, with zero to -0.7 per cent growth in the year to December. On the ground in Islington, the market has certainly got off to a flying start. In December, the Bank of England’s rate setting committee voted to keep the base rate unchanged at

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Seacon Tower, Westferry Road E14 A two bedroom flat in Seacon Tower with stunning River Thames views. Master bedroom with en suite, bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, 2 balconies, concierge and parking space. EPC: D. Approximately 75.68 sq m (815 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112



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Port East Apartments, Nr Canary Wharf E14 A stylish one bedroom apartment situated in a Grade I listed warehouse conversion. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, balcony and parking space. EPC: D. Approximately 76 sq m (820 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112

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2 Bedrooms

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fourth major business district, the area is attracting commercial and residential users alike, with impressive public realm facilities, architecture and transport links. We have seen a rise in activity, with a range of people looking to purchase in Stratford. The majority have been owneroccupiers working in the City or Canary Wharf who are drawn to the area for its fantastic transport links, relative affordability, and ongoing redevelopment. The transport links are set to improve further with the delivery of the Elizabeth Line, which is due to open in 2018. Since 2008, more than 2,500 new homes have been built in Stratford, bringing more than 5,000 new people into the area. There is a diverse mix of residents, from 20-something singletons to families, giving it a vibrant and energetic atmosphere. As such, there is a good mix of stock, from studio to three-bedroom apartments plus penthouses with phenomenal views across the Olympic Park and the City. We have a number of one-, two-, three-bedroom apartments and penthouses available for sale across a range of schemes. These include Stratford Central, a striking 31-storey tower that offers 24-hour concierge, private residents’ gym, as well as a private outside space to most apartments; Glasshouse Gardens, which consists of two contemporary residential buildings set in new landscaped gardens, and Stratosphere, a spectacular 36-storey tower offering residents a private gym, Wi-Fi lounge and rooftop


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forecasted in the lettings market.

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Agatha Close, Wapping E1W

Falconet Court, Wapping E1W

Ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built top floor 2 double bedroom, 2 ea2 are pleased to offer for this rare opportunity to market this 1980’s built 3 storey bathroom apartment within this popular development within the heart of Wapping.The 3 bedroom freehold terraced house within this quiet cul-de-sac location.The property Wellington Terrace, Wapping E1W £695,000 apartment comprises of an open plan lounge and fully fitted and integrated kitchen. South benefits from front and rear gardens, family bathroom and ground floor cloakroom. 2 double bedroom, 2 storey house set within this gated CCTV development. The property has been fully modernised to include and West facing balcony. Master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite shower Lounge. Fully fitted kitchen diner.The property is conveniently located close to multiple double glazing, ceilings, wood floors, , alarm, heating systemroom. operated remote control, smart or parking space with storage. Family via bathroom. Ample storage. Securephone underground transport linksreplacement to include Shadwell stations providing DLR access central to Canary Wharf and internet. Fully fitted kitchen. Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Garden. Securestation, Underground parking space. Close to Wapping local bus routes and the local amenities in Wapping Lane. Tower Lounge. Hill.

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ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 2 double bedroom modern built duplex ea2 is pleased to offer for sale this modern built 3 storey, 4 bedroom detached house apartment situated within the sought after canal side development of West Wapping. within this popular ornamental canal side secure gated development.The property Tudor House, Tower Bridge, Reception, kitchen, bathroom and allocated parking.The historic ‘St Katharine’s’ docks is comprised of a spacious lounge with dining SE1 area, fully fitted kitchen, ground floor £1,595,000 is nearby. Close to Tower Hillbedroom stations andwith localen-suite amenities to include Waitrose and 3 bedrooms withBedrooms, an en-suite shower room and additional familyReception bathroom. Room, 6thcloakroom, floor luxury 2 Double 2 Bathrooms, Open Plan large balcony. Master Fitness First. incorporating a furtherIntegrated bedroom andKitchen, shower room. Secure andMaster walk suite in wardrobe. Modern Balcony, 24underground Hour Porter by Harrods Estates, Residents Gymnasium, Swimming parking to Wapping DLR, local Facilities, bus routesWalking and amenities. Pool, Liftsspace. to allClose floors. Close tostation, LocaltheShopping Distance to London Bridge.

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ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 850 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment within ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built top floor 2 bedroom, 2 this popular riverside development.The apartment benefits from a spacious entrance, bathroom apartment within this popular West Wapping development. The Rodingbenefits Mews, Wapping E1W £1,300 lounge, bedroom, separate fully fitted kitchen, 3 piece bathroom suite andper balconyweek with apartment from a separate fully fitted kitchen, reception and balcony ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a views of the River Thames,Tower Bridge and the Shard. Secure underground parking. 24 with basin views. Secure underground parking space. Close to Tower Hill very unique hasAvailable. views over the canal. Would suit 6 professional people. Close to Tower HillGymnasium. and Wapping Hour Conieirge/security. Residents Close to St Katharine’s Dock,Tower Hill Stations and Stproperty Katharinesand Dock. station and the City of London.This apartment is 850 sq feet. Overground and close to Waitrose.

ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this well presented, completely refurbished ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this luxury two bedroom flat to rent in beautiful Wapping. The property is set within Merchant Court Development. Fitted kitchen, 1980’s built 4th and 5th floor duplex apartment within this popular West Wapping development.The apartment comprises of 2 double bedrooms,£500 3 piece bathroom spacious loungeTower, with access to a terrace with direct river views Porter and Cascades Docklands E14 per week suite, additional separateComprising cloakroom, lounge, kitchen diner and private balcony. Secure parking. Very close to Wapping Station. 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom 11th floor apartment within this secure modern development. a reception parking space. Close to bathroom, St Katharine’sadditional Dock,Tower Hill station and the City of London. room with water/ City views, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & en suite

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A three bedroom penthouse apartment with two large south-facing roof terraces, set within a former Art-Deco Print Factory. There is an additional self-contained studio apartment, share of freehold and residents gym on site, energy rating c. Dexters London Bridge 020 7483 6395

Camden Road, N7 ÂŁ3,500,000

This former tram shed has been converted into a truly unique freehold house. The property has a spectacular open plan kitchen/living and dining room with direct access to a south facing roof terrace. With five double bedrooms three of which have ensuite bathrooms, two family bathrooms and a garage, energy rating c. Dexters Tufnell Park 020 7267 5500

Coleridge Square, SW10

Hoola Building, E16

Set within Chelsea’s premier gated development is this spacious four double bedroom house with three reception rooms and two private terraces, energy rating d.

A three bedroom penthouse apartment in the brand new Hoola building. This breathtaking property has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a wrap around balcony and far reaching views, energy rating c.

Dexters Chelsea 020 7590 9500

Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1190

Adams Row, W1K

Commercial Road, E14

A four bedroom Mayfair house finished in a contemporary style, with two reception rooms, cinema, private terrace and a two car stacker garage, energy rating g.

A three bedroom penthouse apartment ideally located for Limehouse Marina and Canary Wharf. This apartment includes a large private terrace and two en suite bathrooms, energy rating d.

Dexters Mayfair 020 7590 9595

Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1190

£2,000 per week

£8,000 per week

£995 per week

£795 per week

Tenants fees apply: £180 per tenancy towards administration, £60 reference fee per tenant and £144 towards the end of tenancy check out report (all inc VAT).

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£485 pw | £2,102 pcm

Langan House, 14 Keymer Place, E14 • 24 hour concierge service • Fully integrated kitchen appliances

• Close to local amenities • Walking distance to Canary Wharf

• Walking distance to Limehouse and Westferry DLR

For more information call our Canary Wharf branch on: 020 3668 1030


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Pan Peninsula, East Tower, 1 Millharbour, E14 • 30th floor with breathtaking views • 24 hour concierge

• Residents’ only gym, pool, cinema and a 48th floor cocktail bar

• Under floor heating • Large balcony

For more information call our Canary Wharf branch on: 020 3668 1030

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Guildford Grove SE10 Stunning semi-detached Victorian house situated within the Ashburnham Triangle Conservation Area.

Price £1,200,000 Freehold Four bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Three receptions


West Greenwich Office 020 8858 9911

Mell Street SE10 A unique selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments finished to a high specification.

Prices from £415,000 - £695,000 L/H 1-3 bedrooms

Two bathrooms

One reception


East Greenwich Office 020 3846 1414

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Coleraine Road SE3

Cambridge Drive SE12

An elegant, characterful and gable fronted Victorian property currently arranged as two apartments.

Stunning house in a sought after location close to Colfes School and Lee train station.

Price £1,495,000 Freehold

Price £850,000 Freehold

Five bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Three bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Two receptions


One reception


Blackheath Village Office 020 8318 1311

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Coleraine Road SE3 Substantial Victorian family home in the heart of the Westcombe Park Conservation Area.

Price £1,550,000 Freehold Five bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Two receptions


Blackheath Standard Office 020 8858 6101

Blackheath Village Blackheath Standard Greenwich (West) Greenwich (East) Lee

020 8318 1311 020 8858 6101 020 8858 9911 020 3846 1414 020 8852 8633

Randall Place SE10

Straightsmouth SE10

Belmont Grove SE13

Extremely well presented Victorian terraced house situated a short distance from Greenwich station.

Immaculate Victorian cottage, offering great living space and located close to Greenwich Village.

A delightful apartment, benefiting from communal gardens and allocated parking.

£2,100 PCM

£2,000 PCM

£1,500 PCM

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER E

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER D

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER D

West Greenwich Office 020 8858 9911

West Greenwich Office 020 8858 9911

Blackheath Village Office 020 8318 1311

Shooters Hill Road SE3

Barge Walk SE10

Peartree Way SE10

A fantastic maisonette within this Grade II Listed Captain’s house, which enjoys views over The Heath.

Located on the popular Millennium Village development with fantastic river views.

Two bedroom apartment in one of the newest blocks on the popular Millennium Village development.

£4,800 PCM

£1,500 PCM

£1,800 PCM

5 bedrooms • 2 receptions • 2 bathrooms • EER E

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 2 bathrooms • EER C

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 2 bathrooms • EER B

Blackheath Village Office 020 8318 1311

East Greenwich Office 020 3846 1414

East Greenwich Office 020 3846 1414

Greenhill Terrace SE18

Lasseter Place SE3

Burnt Ash Hill SE12

Delightful maisonette, boasting beautiful communal gardens and allocated parking.

Spacious townhouse, located a short walk from both Maze Hill and Westcombe Park train stations.

Furnished one double bedroom Victorian conversion apartment close to Lee train station.

£995 PCM

£1,750 PCM

£1,050 PCM

1 bedroom • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER C

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 2 bathrooms • EER C

1 bedroom • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER C

Blackheath Standard Office 020 8858 6101

Blackheath Standard Office 020 8858 6101

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Our standard tenant fees are £120 agreement fee and £90 per person reference fee. Other fees may apply, visit for more information.

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Beckenham 020 8663 4433 Bromley 020 8315 5544

Chislehurst 020 8295 4900 Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Orpington 01689 661 400 West Wickham 020 8432 7373

Chislehurst BR7

Meopham DA13

A five bedroom, four bathroom detached house located on one of the finest private roads in Bromley.

Elegant five bedroom detached residence with outdoor pool, situated just 0.5 miles from Meopham station.

£2,650,000 F/H

Guide Price £950,000 F/H

Five bedrooms

Four bathrooms

Five bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Four receptions


Six receptions


Contact Chislehurst 020 8295 4900

Contact Orpington 01689 661 400

Beckenham BR3 Exceptional brand new five double bedroom detached family home located in Langley Park Conservation Area.

OIEO £1,000,000 F/H Five bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Two receptions


Contact Beckenham 020 8663 4433

The Acorn Group, incorporating:

Move to London’s newest hotspot £3bn Regeneration in Elephant & Castle.

£150m Invested in transport improvements.

50+ Over 50 new shops and restaurants.

5,000 5,000 new jobs to be created.

Help to Buy now available* Help to Buy

Just a 5% deposit required *Subject to terms and conditions

Now available to view, nine brand new two bedroom apartments. Positioned in a Zone 1 location and within one of London’s most exciting regeneration projects, Elephant & Castle.

Prices from £539,995 Book an appointment to view:

020 7089 6566

Selling agent

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London SE17 2LN

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WELCOME TO GREATNESS MILL A stunning collection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 3 & 4 bedroom houses offering superb family accommodation. Located close to the market town of Sevenoaks, the development is within walking distance of Bat & Ball mainline station, providing an easy commute into Central London. There are also several popular schools nearby, making this an ideal location for young professionals and families. Apartment prices from £269,995 House prices from £499,995

To book an appointment to view: 020 8315 6996

Help to Buy

Help to Buy available* Just a 5% deposit required *Subject to terms and conditions

Help to Buy Example: 1 bedroom apartment: £269,995 Government loan: £53,999 Deposit amount required: £13,499.75 Mortgage amount: £202,496.25 3 bedroom house: £499,995 Government loan: £99,999 Deposit amount required: £24,999.75 Mortgage amount: £374,996.25 Sat Nav Ref: TN14 5BX




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1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE FROM £560,000 SUPERIOR SETTING, SURPRISINGLY CENTRAL Brand new larger than average homes surrounded by landscaped grounds, only a short walk away from Canada Water station in Zone 2 – now connected 24-hours a day. Start your 2017 by taking advantage of our stamp duty paid* offer at the newest residential district on the edge of the Canada Water masterplan.

24 hour Jubilee Line



An L&Q Development

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best of both worlds living near to the heart of london doesn’t mean compromising on a garden or outdoor s pa c e . h e r e , o u r p i c k o f t h e p r o p e r t i e s t h at o f f e r e v e r y t h i n g y o u c o u l d e v e r w a n t photography / © f10 studios ltd 2016, all rights reserved

London Square Spitalfields, E1 By day, Spitalfields is abuzz with City workers and by night (and weekends) it transforms into a sophisticated destination with Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch High

private terrace, balcony or winter garden, timber flooring,

Street and Brick Lane on its doorstep.

and kitchens with SieMatic units and contemporary

London Square Spitalfields on Commercial Street is a collection of 49 contemporary one-, two- and threebedroom apartments designed by the award-winning

features such as a wine cooler. There is also a daily concierge service available for residents. Not only is this area ideal for those with a love for

Platform 5 Architects. The development has been

gastronomy – The Culpeper, Duck & Waffle and Sushi

sensitive to the area’s history: the three blocks of private

Samba are a stone’s throw away – it’s also great for

apartments are set around the Grade-II listed Toynbee

commuters. The City is easily accessible by foot, while

Hall and the newly landscaped Mallon Gardens, which

you can reach the West End via tube in less than 20

provide a peaceful green space.

minutes, and London City Airport in 27 minutes for

With stylish brick façades and the Gherkin and the

international travel.

sleek glass towers of the City providing a dramatic backdrop, each property has an open-plan living layout,

Prices start at £695,000 for a one-bedroom apartment

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With Crossrail set to provide even greater access to the City, Stratford and London’s West End, Woolwich has become the place for prospective buyers who want to get away from city life without getting away from it all. The Academy in Woolwich, once the home of soldiers and statesmen, has been restored by Durkan into luxurious apartments. Offering excellent rental yields, the two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom apartments and photography / © Tibor Silva

houses benefit from expansive courtyards and playing fields, alongside Woolwich Common. The history and grandeur of the building provides a rare, stately environment for London’s residents, but with the O2 Arena less than a 20-minute drive away and Canary Wharf on the horizon, the urban allure of London is never too far away. From £485,000. Current purchase opportunities are a mixture of completed and off-plan

Bolingbroke Park, en4 For a limited time only, L&Q is offering Stamp Duty Paid on selected three- and four-bedroom houses at Bolingbroke Park in Cockfosters, helping buyers to get on the property ladder or upsize. Arranged in attractive crescents, the red-brick family homes offer good-value space for families wanting to remain in London. The terraced houses are spread over three floors and include private gardens with a terrace. Bolingbroke Park is set within 12 acres of green landscape, including ponds. There is a woodland Trim Trail – a running and exercise course – and an outdoor gym, while 413-acre Trent Country Park is nearby. Just five minutes’ walk from Cockfosters station on the Piccadilly Line, commuters can reach central London in 30 minutes from Bolingbroke Park. Prices start at £650,000 for a three-bedroom house

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Enjoy a lifestyle that’s ahead of the curve Show Apartment launching Saturday 25th February - 10am - 6pm The Corniche, is an exclusive riverside address with panoramic views over the most iconic stretch of the River Thames. With a 19th floor Skyline Club lounge and terrace above a beautifully landscaped piazza, The Corniche, with completions from Spring 2018, features a wealth of luxury amenities including an infinity pool, spa, gym and a 24-hour concierge. Highly specified three bedroom apartments, within the exclusive Skyline Collection, are now available on the 16th floor and above.

Prices from ÂŁ3,350,000 To register for the launch please call +44 (0) 20 3733 3520 or email To discover more visit or visit the marketing suite on Albert Embankment Sales & Marketing Suite open daily 10am to 6pm. Prices and details correct at time of going to press. Computer generated image is indicative only. Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies



A new gallery now open in fashionable Marylebone is unmissable; but to visit this venue at The Chilterns, on Chiltern Street, you’ll need to buy a property there – and just three apartments remain, each designed by Rabih Hage. As a resident, you’ll have exclusive access to the gallery, displaying large-scale works by iconic photographer David Bailey, and there’s a five-star concierge, private spa, gymnasium and cinema. Minutes from Mayfair and the Regent’s Park, Chiltern Street has fabulous boutiques and restaurants, including the celebrated A-list Chiltern Firehouse - all on your gallery’s doorstep. For more information about The Chilterns or to arrange a private appointment, please contact Oksana d’Offay on +44 (0)20 3770 6278 or email

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photography / Neroli House, Goodman's Fields, Exterior

f o r c i t y l i v i n g w i t h g r e e n s pa c e s a n d l u x u r y amenities, all within easy reach of london’s financial hubs, look no further than neroli h o u s e at g o o d m a n ' s f i e l d s


ituated in the heart of Aldgate with more than two acres of landscaping and public art, Goodman’s Fields is the perfect location to embrace city life.

Everything you could possibly need is on your doorstep.

Six magnificent bronze horse sculptures created by awardwinning sculptor Hamish Mackie dominate the entrance of the bustling piazza, while the development offers exceptional retail facilities including an Urban Fitness gym, Sainsbury’s, Curzon cinema, Pilpel Falafel Bar, Pastry Parlour, a Geronimo Inns gastropub – the Leman Street Tavern – and a Pizza Union, as well as a 250-bedroom four-star hotel. For residents, five-star hotel-quality facilities include an opulent health club with a heated indoor swimming pool and spa, a state-of the-art gym, a dedicated spin studio, a private screening room, a business lounge and 24-hour concierge. The private facilities are complemented by more than two acres of public space designed by acclaimed landscape architects Murdoch Wickham. The rooftop wildlife gardens create a natural habitat for a variety of species, while the Four Seasons Garden and one-acre Chaucer Gardens, animated with water features and an abundance of greenery, emanate calm and serenity and are perfect for escapism, away from the fast pace of the capital.

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photography / Neroli House, Goodman's Fields, Winter Garden

residents will soon have access to the eagerly anticipated Crossrail Station at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street, set to complete in 2018. Journey times to Canary Wharf will be reduced to six minutes, Bond Street to seven minutes and Heathrow Airport to 35 minutes. Neroli House, the penultimate phase of homes at Goodman’s Fields is now available. Occupying a 22-storey tower, Neroli House is situated at the south-east corner of the scheme, providing panoramic, unparalleled views across London’s iconic cityscape and on towards Canary Wharf. Characterised by intelligent floorplans, floor-to-ceiling windows and either a balcony, winter garden or terrace, each of the 123 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses offers stylish, contemporary urban living. Interiors by Scott Brownrigg include engineered oak flooring and underfloor heating. High specification kitchens are fitted with HD back lighting behind the cabinets, integrated Siemens appliances and wine coolers, while bedrooms have spacious dressing areas, wall-to-wall carpeting and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors. With the amenities,

Transport links and proximity to the city are excellent. The world’s leading financial district, the Square Mile, home to more than 450,000 City professionals and more than 240 international banks, is within walking distance, offering a simple commute to London’s most revered employment hubs. Aldgate East and Aldgate Underground stations are under two and five minutes’ walk away, while St Pancras International can be reached in 14 minutes and Liverpool Street Station in less than five. The Docklands Light Railway at nearby Tower Gateway provides easy access to Canary Wharf in 15 minutes and City Airport in 24 minutes, and

transport links and beautifully designed apartments, Neroli House sets a new benchmark for luxury living in London. Prices at Neroli House at Goodman’s Fields start at £700,000 for a studio apartment. First completions are scheduled for Q1 2020. 020 3217 1000,

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Neroli House NOW LAUNCHED Situated in the City’s award winning urban quarter, Goodmans Fields, Neroli House is a perfect location to embrace city living and culture. Set in a bustling piazza to be filled with retail, cafÊs and a cinema, the 21-storey tower boast exceptional views alongside a luxurious pool, spa & gym. Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

Discover the City’s most elevated lifestyle

SALES & MARKETING SUITE Open 7 days a week 10AM – 6PM (Open until 8PM on Thursday and 4PM on Sundays) 39 Leman Street, London, E1 8EY STUDIOS, 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS PRICES FROM £650,000 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW CALL: 020 3773 5735 EMAIL: GOODMANS@BERKELEYGROUP.CO.UK

CGIs are indicative only. Prices correct at time of going to press.

Canary Wharf Magazine February 2017  

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

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