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018 | Meet...Paul Smith: suits you Sir We speak to British designer Sir Paul Smith – and you thought you knew how to wear a suit

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

032 | Life & times of Fiennes Quintessential British explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, on his latest test – as star of a new fashion campaign

029 | Don’t be fooled COS takes to the Californian desert for its new campaign

044 | True colours Mariya Dykalo of Aspinal of London on feminism, commercial decision making and this season’s accessories

034 | Style her

054 | Face the future The innovative changes and technological additions to your beauty routine that you’ll want in 2016 064 | Scandi-mania Why Londoners can’t get enough of Scandinavian culture


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051 | Beauty news 052 | Beauty hot list

058 | Health and fitness news


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030 | Style him

036 | #Trending A round-up of S/S 16 038 | Do sugarcoat it Matilda Temperley captures pops of colour and geometric prints



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023 | A world of luxury David M Robinson’s Canary Wharf flagship undergoes a stylish refurbishment

068 | Travel news

060 | Food and drink news The new nutrientpacked green juice to try, a tea collaboration and a range of handy breakfast and lunch pots for on the go

098 | Property news Expert market comments, the new Ivy brasserie and dinner ware from Hermès

070 | Art is long, life is short Prague is one for both history buffs and unapologetic foodies

025 | Jewellery news 026 | Watch news

BUSINESS 081 | Look who’s boss Pledge for Parity is the theme for International Women’s Day 2016 083 | Business digest 085 | Who’s that girl? Could you earn £50,000 for a social media post?


074 | Into the blue Explore a deep sea paradise with Sandals LaSource Grenada 078 | 340 days of summer It’s not all about the weather and watersports in Sydney – take a climb for a more unusal way to see the sights and explore the Hunter Valley wine region further afield

061 | Join the club As London’s breakfast scene thrives, we review American diner delights at The Breakfast Club in Crossrail Place

121 | State of the market The experts’ views 126 | On home soil JOHNS&CO expands its original E14 base and opens its new office 144 | The picture of paradise Overseas investment with UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences


160 | Prestige property Notable new builds to invest in, from private members’ club perks to on-site screening rooms




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Editor Gabrielle Lane contributing editors Olivia Sharpe Richard Brown assistant editor Charlotte Phillips Editorial assistant Melissa Emerson Motoring Editor Matthew Carter General Manager Fiona Fenwick Senior Designer Lisa Wade Production Hugo Wheatley Jamie Steele Danny Lesar Alice Ford Property Director Samantha Ratcliffe Executive Director Sophie Roberts Editor-in-Chief Lesley Ellwood Managing Director Eren Ellwood

Contributors Richard Brown Watch and style writer, and editor of The City Magazine Richard Brown explores findings from the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Look out for ladies’ watches including Cartier’s diamond Dragon Mystérieux, as well as well-priced high-end offerings from IWC and Montblanc.

Anat Dychtwald Anat is a UK-based stylist whose fashion stories have featured in magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and Cake. She loves to bring together great teams and create beautiful images. In this issue she collaborated with photographer Matilda Temperley, for a fashion photoshoot inspired by candy cane.

Kate Peters Photographer Kate Peters captured Paul Smith for our cover. Spanning commercial, editorial and fine art, her photographs have a distinct style and consistency to them, whether she is shooting portraiture, landscape or still life. Her creative interests include the representation of women over time.

Beverley Byrne From Bangkok to Sardinia, passionate sailor and adventureseeker Beverley Byrne travels the world checking out must-see destinations. A travel writer for over 20 years, she contributes to a wide range of publications including The Sunday Times, Country Homes & Interiors and The Lady.

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On the cover For the cover of our March style issue, British designer Sir Paul Smith is captured surrounded by artwork in a portrait taken by photographer Kate Peters. A well-known figure in the world of luxury fashion and interiors, Sir Paul and his eponymous brand are innovative and influential. The Paul Smith store is in Cabot Place (p.18). A website. A mindset. A lifestyle.

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“It’s how people dress in their days off that is most intriguing” – Alexander Wang


f you read one feature this issue, make it Charlotte Phillips’ interview with explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE on page 32. This season he is starring in the new Belstaff campaign, showcasing its adventurous wares (stocked at Tessuti) and having a great time doing it. It is, as he says, “a good antidote” to the dangerous situations he usually finds himself in, and gave him the opportunity “to work with some great people”, among them photographer, Rankin. I find his honesty refreshing, and a reminder that fashion doesn’t have to be elitist or isolating, or anything other than fun or practical, as clothes for the new season arrive in the shops for the first time. As seen on the front cover, Sir Paul Smith is another wise gentleman sharing his take on style for this issue. The brand he has spearheaded for more than 40 years sells around 100,000 suits a year, so he knows a thing or two about how to wear one. You’ll find him dressing his own tailoring down with a chambray shirt, T-shirt and white leather trainers and – for those stuck in the office – signature bright socks. Melissa Emerson hears more mottos and anecdotes as he squeezes our interview into a working day that begins at 6am (p.18). On page 44, Mariya Dykalo lends a female perspective on the world of fashion in the month that we celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March). Dykalo has given Aspinal of London a reputation for statement tote bags as much as sleek diaries, and welcomed an army of young, of-the-moment collaborators to drive the brand forward. Frivolous? It’s similarly young, of-the-moment ambassadors that marketing experts tell me are making £50,000 per post, and increasing consumer engagement by 25 per cent. Join the debate on the cult of social media endorsement on page 85.

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EDITOR’S PICKS Coco Mademoiselle Touche de Parfum, £65, Chanel, 020 7493 3836

Kallie Trench, £495, Aquascutum,

Large Lilac Savannah Bag, £345, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Jubilee Place

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white out The White Company was founded by Chrissie Rucker in 1994 when she struggled to find well-designed, highquality white bed linen. Its homeware department has since grown into a much larger collection. Cosy bedspreads and pillows sit alongside tableware and kitchen accessories, while candles and diffusers scent the home with ‘Summer’ – a blend of eucalyptus and vetiver notes reminiscent of the ocean. If the clean, white aesthetic wasn’t calming enough, its SPA range is a new venture with Relax and Restore scents and products including a hand and body wash, muscle soak and body scrub. The White Company, Jubilee Place


easter extravagance Over half a metre tall and weighing over 14kg, Godiva’s Giant Atelier Egg is a showstopper of a treat. Only ten have been handcrafted by Chef Jean Apostolou, who delicately traced dark, milk and white chocolate in layers on one half for an effect inspired by Belgian lace, and coated the other half in pure milk chocolate. Miniature versions are on sale in store. Petit egg, £180, Godiva, Jubilee Place


field-fresh florals Officially launched in February, Bloomon is now delivering its beautiful blooms across London – and just in time for Mother’s Day. Hailing from Amsterdam, the delivery service works via subscription. Customers choose one of three sizes, and choose how regular they’d like the delivery to be – weekly, fortnightly or monthly – and all flowers come in carefully designed vase-ready arrangements. A specially designed transparent vase – one tailored for each of the three bouquet sizes – can be added to each initial delivery, for a guaranteed perfect fit. With flowers coming direct from the growers that the company works closely with, freshness is Bloomon’s top priority and the natural-looking bouquets also follow seasonal changes. Delivery by its own drivers comes at no additional cost and a subscription be cancelled, or paused, at any point – easily managed by an online account. from £20.95 per bouquet,

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silver linings An 11-month series of events to celebrate silver craftsmanship are being held across the country this year, organised by Contemporary British Silversmiths. The organisation is celebrating its 20th anniversary, as are the silver galleries at the V&A, which is hosting the Silver Speaks: Ideas to Object exhibiton as part of the programme. Specially commissioned works on display at the musuem include Kyosun Jung’s sterling silver and leather clutch, while other events in the programme include a symposium on the role of silver in British culture and a public workshop and handling session with rare objects and archivists on hand.

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Now that the BBC’s adaptation of War and Peace is over, fill the void with another gem of Russian literature. Pushkin Press – which takes its name from Russian author Alexander Pushkin – has issued a new translation of one of his most famous works. Often deemed Russia’s Shakespeare, expect duels, death and infatuation. Yevgeny Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, £15, Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place

Pioneers in the creation of innovative new flavours from natural ingredients, Givaudan has also been responsible for creating famous scents for the likes of Dior and Prada. Here, philosophers, scientists and historians discover how its creations engage the senses. An Odyssey of Perfumes and Flavors by Annick Le Guérer, Caroline Champion and Brigitte Proust, £45, Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place

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Author Alec Ross served as Hillary Clinton’s senior advisor for innovation for four years, during which he travelled to over 40 countries, observing the nature of innovation, how quickly change happens and how countries deal with it. This tome contains his stories, economic analysis and predictions for the next decade. The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross, £20, Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place

A follow up to The Age of Collage, this second volume further explores the use of the creative technique by more than 70 artists, whose works combine images to create varied effects. Matthieu Bourel, whose work Duplicity is pictured on the cover, creates ripples through vintage portraits by tiling and layering the images as if the onlooker’s vision is blurred. The Age of Collage 2 by Dennis H. Busch, £40, Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place



Coffee maker, £17, Pantone,


Lavender candle, £90, Acqua di Parma,

2004 vintage Champagne, £49.95, Veuve Clicquot,


3 Diagonal stripe cushion, £32, Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place

A Lilac A Day eau de parfum, £145, Vilhelm Parfumerie,


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Meet...Paul Smith:

suits you,sir Despite decades at the helm of his business, Sir Paul Smith CBE is as involved as ever, both commercially and creatively. From catwalk collections to collaborations, his expertise and eclecticism are here to stay WORDS: MELISSA EMERSON


cting as both designer and chairman of his eponymous brand, Sir Paul Smith CBE has been at the forefront of the British design industry for more than 40 years. Proud of his tortoiseover-hare approach, his commitment to building a reputation and product offering steadily, has taken the business from strength to strength.

“Not just a master of tailoring, he has numerous collaborations to his name” Now numbering 14 different collections – spanning menswear, womenswear, accessories and homeware – the Paul Smith influence on lifestyle trends is tangible and other brands have often sought to share his creativity. Not just a master of tailoring, he has numerous collaborations to his name, putting his stamp on the iconic Anglepoise table lamp and Berry Bros. & Rudd wine labels,

and creating a one-off version of the archetypal British vehicle – the Land Rover Defender. Not one for shortcuts either – he’s a very early riser to boot – every Paul Smith shop has its own unique character. The Canary Wharf store, which opened in 2014, sports pastel shades, a curated mid-century furniture collection with pieces sourced from around the globe and photos from Sir Paul’s own travels displayed in the windows. In spite of his traditional experience and techniques, this season’s womenswear collection was inspired by ‘independent minds’ with sleeveless jackets, extreme lapels and bias cut skirts subverting classic cuts. A new edition of ‘A Suit To Travel In’ has also launched for men. The unlined, breathable and creaseresistant cloth makes it ideal for those on the go: if anyone can successfully re-invent the suit, it’s Sir Paul. Paul Smith, Cabot Place

on his career path... “I don’t think I could choose just one defining moment: I’m most proud of my consistency. Since I opened my first shop in Nottingham over 40 years ago, the business has grown steadily. There’s never been a breakthrough moment, which I think is why there’s never been a breakdown moment either! ‘Never assume’ has always been my motto – it just means always double-check everything and it’s saved both me and the business from a lot of scrapes.”

on never staying still... “I’m very lucky in that I’m constantly travelling. I have staff all over the world with showrooms in New York, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and, of course, London. I love the diversity of being in a different place every week. Relax?! What does that mean? ur ‘A Suit To Travel In’, which is made with all natural fibres and is crease resistant, was designed for people who are on the go all the time.”

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on tailoring... “Our tailoring, both for men and women, is extremely popular – I sell in excess of 100,000 suits every year. I trained under a ceremonial tailor when I first started designing my own clothes in Nottingham and he taught me all the fundamental rules of making a beautiful suit. My wife Pauline was also trained as a couturier so a lot of what I know about proportion and details comes from her. My suits combine these two backgrounds – great classic foundations but with a touch of really exceptional details.”

on getting up in the morning... “I swim every morning at around 5.30am before I go into work and that’s pretty much the extent of my grooming. I’m not really the type! I then get to the office around 6am and have two hours to spend time in my studio, listening to music and catching up with everything. Time to think – that’s one of life’s best luxuries.” Photograph of Paul Smith by Kate Peters,


on designing for all... “The great thing about Paul Smith is that we dress everyone from seven year-olds to 77 year-olds, as well as doing lots of collaborations and special designs. I approach every design completely differently but try to make sure everything is well-considered and has a detail or element of the unexpected. I think people would describe my taste as ‘eclectic’ and I believe the key to style is confidence.”

“I approach every design completely differently but try to make sure everything has a detail or element of the unexpected” on styling A SUIT... “When it comes to suits you have to feel comfortable. I wear a suit more or less every day but usually in quite a casual way. I often wear a plain T-shirt, a chambray shirt and white leather trainers with mine for example. A great simple suit is an essential. For on the go, our ‘A Suit to Travel In’ has a great cut and can be worn casually with a T-shirt and trainers or more formally with a crisp white shirt and a tie.”

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on picking favourites... “I always struggle to choose favourite designs as it depends on my mood, but we’ve been working very hard to develop a new collection of small leather goods, inspired by the pattern on the façade of my shop in Mayfair at No. 9 Albemarle Street. The pattern is embossed onto beautiful leather in lots of different colours to add the Paul Smith touch. Bright Paul Smith socks are also perfect for injecting a bit of a colour into your daily uniform.”

on branching out... “We’re a leading and uniquely British brand and we mix up one-off antiques with high-quality tailoring: the chair you sit on when you buy a suit is for sale and we can wrap the suit and have the chair waiting for you when you get home. I’ve been drinking Good Ordinary Claret and Good Ordinary White wine from Berry Bros. & Rudd for many years. Berry’s is a real institution with a great history so it was also great to be asked to design a special label for them.”

on what comes next... “We’re going through some very exciting changes at the moment. We’re simplifying the structure of all of our collections and focusing on designing beautiful clothes that really have a feeling of Paul Smith. I’ve been doing this job for a long time, but have never wanted to stand still. Fashion is about today and tomorrow, and I’m constantly curious to see what’s around the corner.”




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uxury is becoming more personal, and so too is David M Robinson’s flagship Canary Wharf boutique. Having undergone a significant refurbishment, the Jubilee Place store has reopened to feature enlarged Patek Philippe and Rolex spaces, as well as new areas dedicated to Panerai and IWC. From a small workshop in Liverpool, David M Robinson has evolved into one of the very few British jewellery companies to design, manufacture and retail many of its own exclusive ranges, available in its six stores across the country.

“Should clients wish to peek inside the world of the watchmaker, or spend time with our expert goldsmiths, they can,” says managing director John Robinson. “People are often genuinely interested in talking to experts who create with their own hands using skills passed down through many generations.” David M Robinson’s own jewellery collections remain exclusive to its showrooms. View the company’s latest range in the new-look Canary Wharf store. David M Robinson, Jubilee Place,


TH E BR EMONT ALT 1- C WILL L AST YOU A LIFETIME. POSSIBLY LONGER . The Bremont ALT1-C is a mechanical aviation chronometer that’s 99.998% accurate. It’s painstakingly built by hand at our workshops in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. But if the inside of the ALT1-C is delicate, the outside is anything but. The case is made from steel that’s seven times harder than you’ll find in ordinary watches. (We bombard it with electrons to toughen it up.) The crystal is sapphire and scratch-resistant. (We know, we’ve tried.) And the whole thing is water resistant to 100 metres. We hope you enjoy the ALT1-C. After all, you’ll be together a long time.

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JEWELLERY Jewels, gems, pearls and diamonds; essential components of any jewellery collection WORDS: OLIVIA SHARPE

Viva Vivianna David M Robinson has long been an admirer of master Copenhagen jeweller Georg Jensen and it is therefore proud to announce that it is now the exclusive Canary Wharf stockist. The brand’s full collection can be found here, including the timeless Vivianna collection, which was first inspired by the famed female silversmith Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe and today comprises a selection of minimal pieces in 18-karat gold and sterling silver featuring semiprecious stones. Make sure to keep an eye out for the latest collections that will be dropping into the DMR store from April after their debut at Baselworld – the prestigious annual watch and jewellery fair. Jubilee Place;

Top of the Game Before becoming the founder of one of the leading French fashion houses, a young Christian Dior spent his childhood playing games in the gardens of his hometown of Granville. Jewellery designer Victoire de Castellane has once again chosen to capture this idyllic part of Christian Dior’s history in her latest collection, christened Granville. Made up of 12 unique pieces, each one tells the story of childish outdoor games with a vivid rainbow of coloured stones: green beryl, peridot, aquamarine, tanzanite, chrysoberyl, pink tourmaline and rubellite all play lead roles. Granville collection, POA;

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Romancing the Stone The story of Tiffany & Co’s now world-famous diamond engagement ring, the Tiffany Setting, begins with the American jeweller’s founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, who set out in 1886 to create a ring that highlighted the beauty of brilliant-cut diamonds. 130 years and countless proposals and film appearances later, he certainly succeeded in his mission. Fittingly, Tiffany & Co. has chosen to mark this impressive milestone with a year-long celebration. This will involve a brand new campaign which, rather than relying on models or celebrities as endorsements, will instead feature the company’s skilled artisans who are responsible for the rings’ creation. Tiffany & Co., Cabot Place;


INSIDE SIHH 2016 From high jewellery ladies’ watches to one-of-a-kind feats of innovation, SIHH did not disappoint WORDS: RICHARD BROWN


n the rarefied world of luxury watches, few brands are independently owned. Rolex, Patek Philippe and Breitling remain autonomous. The rest of the big boys are owned by huge parent companies. Each January, the brands held by the Richemont group showcase at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, which takes place in Geneva. Amid the abrasive and the kitsch, the haughty and the heinous, these were the timepieces that most stood out in 2016. And yes, the prices are real. We checked.

Ladies’ watches Panthères et Colibri, POA, Cartier

Secret Heart, £64,000, Roger Dubuis

Limelight Stella, £24,500, Piaget

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Black Velvet, £44,600, Roger Dubuis

Dragon Mystérieux, POA, Cartier

Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons, £89,500, Van Cleef & Arpels

When it came to ladies’ watches, the majority of efforts at SIHH 2016 were geared towards women of a considerable spending power. Roger Dubuis welcomed guests with a red carpet reception and its Velvet Diva collection was designed to turn heads, but it was the more understated creations within the range, particularly the Black Velvet (£44,600) and Secret Heart (£64,000), that shone the brightest. High jewellery timepieces stole the show at Cartier. The diamond-scaled dragon on the brand’s Dragon Mystérieux (POA) wraps itself around an hour and minute hand seemingly suspended in midair, while the Panthères et Colibri (POA) possesses a crown that, when pushed, ushers out a young panther.

“Piaget’s timepieces were a more pared-back affair” Piaget’s timepieces were a more pared-back affair. The elegant, quartz-powered Limelight Gala (from £27,700) is set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds and is available with either a white gold or pink gold Milanese strap. If mechanics mean more to you, then the Limelight Stella (from £24,500) is equipped with Piaget’s in-house, automatic Caliber 584P movement. The watch’s moon phase indicator requires one correction every 122 years. Finally, no-one could deny the beauty of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons (£89,500). From under a collection of layered, mother-of-pearl clouds, three butterflies emerge to display the minutes of the hour. Delicate, delightful and, at 38mm in diameter, not too extravagant.



Best in Show

This month Sandy Madhvani, Showroom Manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:

Among the hordes of celebrity ambassadors patrolling the show, the following stars proved to be the real showstoppers Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda Chronor Anniversaire, £103,000 Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda Chronor Anniversaire celebrates the brand’s 20th anniversary by including the company’s first in-house integrated chronograph.

Audemars Piguet’s Supersonnerie, CHF520,000 Thanks to three patents, eight years of research and 478 parts, AP has created the most clearsounding minute repeater of all time. It chimes with absolute purity and also houses a tourbillon chronograph.

MB&F’s HM6 SV, £300,000 The HM6 SV comprises a flying tourbillon and 11 pieces of sapphire crystal – one of the most difficult materials with which to work – there’s no denying MB&F as the ultimate master of the avant-garde.

“IWC’s beautiful Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days will run precisely and reliably for a full eight days before it needs rewinding. The flagship of the Portofino collection, this is a stunningly elegant piece for any dress-up occasion” Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days, £7,900, IWC Available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf

Value for money For watches that won’t require remortgaging the house, look towards Montblanc, Cartier and IWC. Cartier’s Drive was something of a sensation. Bolstering what is already Richemont’s biggest brand, the completely new timepiece was a lesson in masculine watch design. The vintage-inspired pieces feature a cushion-shaped case and come equipped with an in-house movement. The watch is expected to fly off shelves in June. Equally buzz-worthy was IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII. A return to its roots, with its uncluttered dial and ergonomic design, the watch will find favour among IWC purists. The Mark XVIII is 40mm in size and you can opt for either a black or silver dial. Pilot or not, at £3,190, it’s a handsome investment. Continuing to evolve under the stewardship of CEO Jérôme Lambert, Montblanc presented the Chronométrie Collection Twincounter Date. Powered by a brand new Montblanc movement, the 40mm piece has a 38-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 30metres. Smart, sharp and sporting a selfwinding, in-house calibre, the watch is a snip at £2,155. Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition ‘Le Petit Prince’, £3,190, IWC

Van Cleef & Arpels’s Midnight Nuit Lumineuse, POA Spread across the diamond-set dial of the Midnight Nuit Lumineuse is the Unicorn constellation. Six of the stars light up. Powered by an electro-mechanical movement, it’s something that has never been seen in watchmaking before.

Drive de Cartier, £4,550, Cartier

Chronométrie Collection Twincounter Date, £2,155, Montblanc


Fashion Don’t be FOOLED


he Californian desert was chosen as the backdrop to the spring/ summer campaign of COS; with the brand telling us that its minimal setting enhances the effortless shapes of the new collection. The thing about COS however, is that its pieces never do quite look ‘effortless’. Effortless is something we only pretend to want, after all. We want to look like we’re wearing expensive tailoring, even if pieces are designed to skim the calves and drape over the shoulders in a relaxed fashion. We want to look like our wardrobes need drycleaning, just because our shirts are an innocuous shade of cream and taupe. The label tells us the look is ‘freespirited’: it’s anything but. Perfect workwear was born at COS, after all. Its creases are delicate folds, its linen cloth pristine, and its cosy jumpers not meant for cuddling up in, but for meeting the parents. This is faux nonchalance at its very, very best. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in a COS wardrobe. You only have to look at the details in the latest pieces to know that the COS woman is a little bit of a rebel: the asymmetric hem enlivening a plain A-line skirt, the soft tones and feel of a sundress made grown-up with a teasingly low back. There’s also a beautiful camel cutout dress in the range that’s as highnecked and elegant as it is quirky and architectural. The COS man is just as much the silent type: casual trousers softening navy sweaters and button-down collars; never too smart, never too casual. The ‘effortless’ spring/summer look? We’re not buying it. It’s well thought out – but we’re buying every piece. COS, Jubilee Place

travel light Although it’s the time for spring/summer launches, Aquascutum’s latest collection aims to be seasonless, in order to cater for its international customers who are often on the move and crossing climates. The highlight of the campaign, shot by Ash Reynolds, is the Voyager Packaway Mac – a trench coat made from lightweight, showerproof fabric that can be neatly folded into a small pouch for travelling. Choose from a variety of colours, all with traditional check under the collar. Macs, £250 each, Aquascutum,

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head into the great outdoors Hunter has devised a new category to separate its classic styles from its new, more technically advanced pieces. The boots in the new Field category, now with a green rather than red logo, come in both short and long heights, and are suited to rugged, outdoor lifestyles and varied terrains with features such as waterproof zip closures. Boot bags, umbrellas and socks complete the range. Boots from £49,

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French shoemaker J.M. Weston was inspired by the late French artist Yves Klein for the new edition of its Le Moc’ Weston loafer. Designed to be worn barefoot, the bright, saturated blue is a shade Klein was renowned for using in his monochrome paintings. In homage to the artist who died at the age of 34, specialist tanners worked alongside the curator of the Yves Klein Archive to meticulously translate the shade onto the luxury leather and calfskin fabrics used to construct each pair. Only 1,500 pairs of this artisan limited edition will be on sale from March.


the classics updated For its S/S16 collection, Crockett & Jones has redeveloped its Truro trainer style. Admittedly it’s still more of a shoe than a trainer – a comfortable one at that – with its chunky but lightweight rubber sole; the blue burnished calf provides the best contrast with the brown sole. Its English Oxford collection has also had a subtle makeover with new blue and grey burnished calf leathers in the Edgware and Westbourne styles. Crockett & Jones, Cabot Place

this month’s top buys

man of the world Savile Row’s Gieves & Hawkes has teamed up with Orlebar Brown on a collection of more casual tailored separates. Inspired by the 19th century Scottish explorer David Livingstone – famed for his African adventures – the classic Bulldog swim shorts feature jungle and map prints, while the navy Oswell jacket’s practical pockets reflect this season’s utilitarian trend. from £95, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

Hand Painted Spot pocket square, £35, Thomas Pink, Cabot Place

Sand Commuter Mac, £295, Whistles, Jubilee Place

one to watch With a family history of wool and fine fabric weaving, Cerruti has always valued the finer details. The latest Cerruti 1881 campaign – with darkened, moody shots by Paolo Roversi – showcases a range of smart suiting, brought into the 21st century with sporty white plimsolls and a stand-out silk bomber jacket. Its newly appointed chief creative officer Jason Basmajian, formerly of Gieves & Hawkes, is set to make waves however, so watch this space.

Small Harrison weekend bag, £595, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

Split Suede plimsolls, £69.95, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place


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Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE is a quintessentially British intrepid explorer, Marathon des Sables runner and charity fundraiser. Now, at the age of 71, he explains why he’s adding style star to his resumÊ as told to: charlotte phillips

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espite being ‘somewhere up a mountain’ and not particularly easy to pin down, famed explorer successful author, and charity fundraiser Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, found the time (and the Wi-Fi signal) to tell Canary Wharf about his new project: a collaboration with British clothing brand Belstaff for its latest campaign, what keeps him inspired and how he spends his free time (hint: it’s a rarity).


y proudest achievement is being happily married for 38 years to my wonderful late wife. Breaking world records, beating our international rivals and working as a team is something that I continue to be proud of. My initial motivation came from needing to make a living and using the skills I had acquired after leaving the Army: I left school at a young age and the Army provided me with the opportunity to be responsible for many of the young soldiers; I taught them how to ski, canoe and climb, while we waited to be called upon should the Soviets attack. After being released from the Army, I had to make a living so thought it was best to use this natural skillset.

“Belstaff is steeped in history and it has a spirit of adventure in everything it does” Although I never got to meet my father and grandfather, I often feel they are watching over me during expeditions, giving me the motivation to keep going. As an expedition leader you need that motivaton. I always have a sense of wanting to make them proud through my work. When Belstaff came to me with this opportunity, I thought it would be a new challenge. Its British heritage was certainly a draw factor; Belstaff is steeped in history and it has a spirit of adventure in everything it does, which I admire. It’s a very authentic, wearable brand. Standing in front of a camera is not a natural thing for me, but when they explained I’d

be working with a famed photographer, Rankin, I trusted it would work. A lot of what I do can be very dangerous, and this seemed like a good antidote to that and the chance to work with some great people. It was wonderful to work with a true professional: Rankin knew exactly which angles to shoot to get the best results. It was all executed quickly. I can’t be sure I have a style, other than dressing for the elements that I’m in. Style to me is suitability for the activity at the time. The boots in the campaign, for example, I felt I could wear anywhere from the desert to the snow, and the Belstaff Roadmaster waxed cotton jacket is also ideal as it’s waterproof, lightweight and comfortable to wear. Comfort is essential when you are trekking for many hours every day. Another expedition essential is Anthisan [medical cream], as it can stop an irritating itch in its tracks. This is key when you are travelling in all sorts of climates. Also, your team is vital, so you must make sure you choose the best people to have around you. You depend on them with your life. I am lucky enough to have seen many wonderful places in the world. I don’t have any free time at the moment – being an expedition leader you don’t get the usual weekend breaks – but for many years I have enjoyed going off to north west Scotland with my wife and friends and going exploring off the islands in rubber boats. Would I have done a better job at playing James Bond than Roger Moore? I was in the audition process and got down to the last six out of 200. The director Guy Hamilton obviously thought Roger was better suited to the acting role. I think we both went on to be in the fields we should have been. I have no regrets.” Belstaff is stocked at Tessuti, Canada Square Right: Hollywood Stuntman Riley Harper in the Belstaff campaign

Left: Belstaff’s ‘Worship the Ground’ campaign, shot by Rankin, celebrating the Trialmaster boot


shoes to suit your skin tone

Photography by Sofia et Mauro

Christian Louboutin first launched its Nudes range in 2013 with four different shoe styles and is now extending the collection to suit further skin tones – with porcelain and deep chocolate shades. Crafted from a softer material than the originals – matte nappa leather – these shoes have less of a sheen and so blend in better with skin tones. As well as the new shades, the Solasofia style also joins the range for S/S16 – a classical ballerina flat with a pointed toe. Christian Louboutin,


wanderlust With a focus on pieces to suit the smart female traveller on adventures through Latin America this season, the S/S16 collection from Hobbs – with Arizona Muse at the helm – offers relaxed silhouettes and a largely monochrome palette, with dashes of red. The white Sundas trousers with soft wrapped waist detailing and a panama hat are explorer-worthy while the cashmere Andara poncho was made for those chillier evenings away. Hobbs, Jubilee Place; Rica maxi dress, £325

“The white Sundas trousers with soft wrapped waist detailing and a panama hat are explorer-worthy” Lillian slingback, £139

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shoe queens

this month’s top buys

British brands – and shoe experts – L.K.Bennett and Bionda Castana have teamed up on a limited edition footwear collection. Only last year, Bionda Castana was named an up-and-coming luxury brand by Walpole, whose annual awards celebrate excellence in the British luxury goods industry. The 20 designs and six styles such as the Alexa chunky block heel and the Jackie lace-up flat are all named after inspiring women and actresses. Details such as a chequerboard pattern and scalloped edges unify the collection in shades of pink, blue, cream and black. from £275, available to order into L.K.Bennett, Jubilee Place

Jet pocket detail jumpsuit, £199, Jaeger, Cabot Place

Lottie striped bikini top and bottoms, £17 each, COS, Jubilee Place

Ella in black suede with Swarovski brooch, £259, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

Jenna cuff, £29, Hobbs, Jubilee Place

Deana jacket, £1,050, Acne Studios,

Photography by Harley Weir

Alexa in Pastel Pink, £295

Velvet trousers, £79

One to have on your radar

Sequin wrap top, £125

Design duo – and sisters – Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte – who have won numerous design accolades, have teamed up with & Other Stories, as part of its Co-labs capsule collections initiative. The collection of ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and shoes features staple pieces such as a sweater, blouse and set of jewellery, with a relaxed, LA-infused feel. collection available online at


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The Lottie bag in Silver Saffiano, £395, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

Chanel Victoria Beckham

metallic moment Although flashes of gold and colourful metallics were seen on the catwalks, a cool silver was many designers’ tone of choice. Ermanno Scervino’s close-fitting dress was worn like armour while gowns were a little slinkier at Victoria Beckham and Saint Laurent. Loewe got a little more creative with shattered pieces of mirror and tinsel while matching shoes and accessories like Chanel’s gloves or Saint Laurent’s tiara are a must for all-out shimmer.

Saint Laurent

Get the look

Ermanno Scervino

Cube sandal, £750 Roger Vivier,

#trending Francesco Scognamiglio

Get the look Ruffled dress, £1,595, Alexander McQueen at Farfetch,


Elias ruffle-front top, £125, Reiss, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place


Mary Katrantzou Michael Kors Collection

Salvatore Ferragamo


Stretch-knit midi dress, £160, Karen Millen, Jubilee Place

super stripes Stripes dominated the graphic prints of S/ S16 for women and while pinstripes were big for men, for women, the look was much bigger and bolder. Diagonal, curved, horizontal and vertical – the stripes went in every direction and came in just about every colour under the rainbow. Rocha’s monochrome is the easiest to replicate thanks to Karen Millen.

The most delicate detail of the season, ruffles were the icing on many a S/S16 gown. Sheer fabrics created soft, flowing silhouettes at Gucci and Francesco Scognamiglio while Mary Katrantzou took a more structural approach – all in romantic shades of red, pink, white and blush.



Get the look

Avie court shoes, £250, L.K.Bennett, Jubilee Place

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Tom Ford

3.1 Phillip Lim

pinstripes This season saw one of the gentleman’s classics revived – the pinstriped suit. Some elegantly tailored looks were more traditional – complete with watch chain at Tom Ford – while splashes of red at 3.1 Phillip Lim and navy at Givenchy kept things from being dull.

Slim-fit suit, £1,225, Givenchy at Farfetch,

John Varvatos

Get the look

Pinstripe Brosnan Flannel shirt, £65, French Connection, Jubilee Place

Tiger of Sweden While the ladies were showered with romantic ruffles and cloaked in precious metals, the men’s trends for S/S16 took on a more rugged approach with khaki-clad explorers ready to hit the desert, or jungle WORDS: melissa emerson

Get the look



Safari shirt, £75, Whistles, Jubilee Place

Christopher Raeburn


Yverson backpack, £170, Reiss, Jubilee Place

utilitarian In keeping with its history as a supplier to British forces, Belstaff’s S/S16 collection took inspiration from the great British desert explorer and showcased technically advanced fabrics. Other designers were equally enthusiastic – cue functional pockets, brown and sandy hues, belted jackets and backpacks, all thankfully subtler than full-on camouflage.



Christopher Raeburn

Get the look

Burberry Prorsum

Ant Print T-shirt, £140, Paul Smith, Cabot Place

in the jungle Hot on the heels of the desert explorer, the other globetrotter that took to the catwalks this season was Tarzan. Patterns have become a mainstay at the men’s shows but the caveman-esque models in leopard print ties (and underwear) at Vivienne Westwood, tiger striped jackets at Coach and Balmain and giraffe prints at Burberry Prorsum, have taken things up a notch.


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Spring is finally here. Embrace the new season with pops of colour given a modern finish with geometric prints, sharp accessories – and just the right amount of attitude photography: matilda temperlEy styling: anat dychtwald

Jacket, POA, Moncler, Skirt, £1,795, Roksanda Ilincic, Bain de Soleil shoes, £895, Christian Louboutin, Bag, £270, Kate Spade, Top, £135, Claudie Pierlot, Belt, £290, Marni,


Dress, £412, and tunic, £632, both J.JS Lee, Ponyskin mules, £315, Stuart Weitzman,


Jacket, £305, and trousers, £175, both Claudie Pierlot, as before Top, £45, COS, Jubilee Place Bag, POA, Dsquared2, Pink patent leather heels, £485, Gianvito Rossi,

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Left: Caban jacket, £590, Red Valentino, Right: Jacket, £310, and trousers, £145, both Zadig & Voltaire, Vero Dotat bag in Python Raye, £1,125, Christian Louboutin, as before

CREDITS: HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Amy Brandon at Lovely Management MODEL: Belle at Models1 PRODUCER: Claire Wigglesworth FASHION ASSISTANT: Chloe Shilton



Aspinal of London is now known for stylish totes as much as handsome journals, and its colour-loving creative director Mariya Dykalo is responsible. WORDS: GABRIELLE LANE

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’m surprised that Mariya Dykalo grants me an interview. Yes, the creative director of Aspinal of London must be aware that the brand’s Canary Wharf store is thriving, but the designer does two things that are relatively unheard of in fashion editorial for this issue: she agrees at short notice (turning our content around in two days to be precise), even though it means answering my questions while she’s on holiday. And she doesn’t skip a single topic, even when I ask about feminism, commercial decision-making and other subjects that would usually be off a PR agenda. Born in Ukraine, Dykalo landed a position at the brand in 2006, off the back of a Masters at The Lviv National Academy of Arts in her home country. It’s a course that educated her in both Ready-toWear clothing and accessories design, and today she admits that garments and footwear are “absolutely” something she’d like to bring to the brand. For now, married to an Englishman and settled in the countryside, she’s risen up the ranks in-house overseeing an offering distinguished by leather goods: In 2013 she was placed at the Aspinal artistic helm, having mastered styles including the best-selling Marylebone tote (a carry-all that comes in finishes such as alabaster lizard skin and brown hair calf – and charges your phone). Formerly known for traditional accessories and gold-leaf diaries, such designs have arguably drawn a more fashionable crowd to the stores under her watch, with marketing gurus seizing the opportunity to align her work with socialites and creative types such as Olivia Palermo, and Yasmin Sewell of Être Cécile, who have both leant their names to limited-edition versions of its best-loved

accessories, in recent seasons. Arguably, there’s a philanthropic motivation for these collaborations – proceeds from Palermo’s style were donated to ADCAM, the community development and sustainability charity – and this season, the brand will launch a blue-heart printed design with Beulah London, in support of the UN campaign against Human Trafficking. For her part, Dykalo seems positive about wellknown faces now working with the brand. “It gives a new perception of Aspinal as a brand and that can potentially bring new fans,” she explains. “Olivia Palermo [for example] is a global style icon so I was thrilled that we could work together for ADCAM.” On a day-to-day basis she begins with the brand’s core values and is guided by feedback from its merchandising team. “I love British culture and want to embrace it with each collection,” she says. “We have regular feedback sessions with our retail and online teams to understand the insight they receive directly from customers. We always design with a commercial product in mind, but often inject something different or a new ‘wow’ colour for press to pick up on. My personal taste does influence me in some decisions and I certainly have my favourite bags, but it’s all about balance. “There’s always a pressure to create a bestseller; the new it-bag. Some designs become an instant winner and some have a slower start. The Marylebone Tech tote became a bestseller and a press favourite, but we have other styles that we think will be a commercial hit but they just don’t take off in the same way.” Dykalo loves bright colours. She carries Aspinal of London’s social diary in an aquamarine



lizard effect, and this season has overseen a collection based on vibrant English gardens. “Our mood for spring/summer 16 is very imaginary, fresh and natural,” she says. “It features colourful brights alongside textured metallics and beautiful silk prints. We bring florals bang up to date by playing with interesting shades and leather combinations. Bright orange and grass green are key colours, painted onto the existing and new handbag shapes.” Just one week before our interview, fellow British brand Burberry announced that it would be retailing its new styles straight from the catwalk, ending the three- or four-month wait for products to arrive on counter, and leading the fashion industry to question the future of ‘seasonal’ collections: it’s a buy-now, wear-now approach, and something Dykalo doesn’t disregard for Aspinal of London. “We launch new collections at London Fashion Week, but never rule out instant launches of specific bags if we feel it would benefit the business and our customers’ demand,” she says. At present? “Aspinal has 80 per cent of its products in continuity, and injects 20 per cent of newness each season, bringing new colours and shapes.” With International Women’s Day taking place


on 8 March, I ask her if she thinks being a woman makes it easier when designing products for other women. “Having a working woman create bags for others, certainly makes a difference. We can fully understand what is required of the end product,” she agrees. “Women work hard, often juggling having families at home. I love International Women’s Day: in the Ukraine, where I am from, on the 8 March every woman will receive a beautiful red rose. I do think that the business world without women would be very boring! Women bring charm and balance to the workplace.”

“I love British culture and want to embrace it with each collection” To this end, three of her favourite four fashion labels are publicly headed up by women. “I admire Stella McCartney for simplicity and innovation, Roksanda Ilincic for great design and beautiful use of colour, Valentino for femininity and Miu Miu for vintage style and detailing.” As for her own career, she wouldn’t change a thing. “Every decision I’ve made I’ve been really happy with the outcome. I spent a lot of time studying, and more than nine years working in art and design, which seems like a lot but I learnt so much. It’s an important part of a journey that allowed me to pick up new skills and inspirations.” She signs off: “I’m very lucky, fashion is my passion.” Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

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Spring clean

your style Get ready for the Spring Fashion Weekend at Canary Wharf from Friday 1st to Sunday 3 April with this preview of the season’s hottest trends

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hop the best of this season at Canary Wharf’s Spring Fashion Event. Clean out your winter closet and make space for statement pieces in warm tones and inviting

textures. On April the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Canary Wharf’s leading stores will be offering exclusive

Georgia Layered Full Midi Dress, £425, L.K.Bennett, Jubilee Place

discounts to help you step in to the new season in spectacular style. Here are some top picks to look out for and a full list of all the fantastic brands involved in the Spring Fashion Weekend.

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Baja bracelet in Green Onyx, £210 and Purple Quartz, £220, Monica Vinader, Jubilee Place

trend tip Off-the-shoulder styles have a fun and flirty edge

Metallic Gold Sandals, £225, L.K.Bennett, Jubilee Place Santiago Dress £229, Hobbs, Canada Place

Chameleon Tote, £995, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

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Floral Swirl Resin Clutch Bag, £129, Ted Baker, Canada Place

Lita top in Paprika, £120, Reiss, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

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Dot Pierced Earrings, £59, Swarovski, Cabot Place

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Off-the-shoulder tops, cutout details and bare shoulders sit amidst flirty ruffles, voluminous flamenco skirts and vivid red tones to give a sense of Spanish romance to the season. Take a subtle cue from the trend with a small flash of red shoe, or go full-on siren in a red dress that is sure to turn heads.


this season’s top picks TREND TIP Try the classic white shirt with a seasonal twist


Pear Border Set Pendant, £135, Carat, Cabot Place

30% BimbaY Lola (Selected items Top in Sandstone, £75, French Connection, Jubilee Place

Vinnie shirt, £120, Reiss, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

Rica Trousers, £99, Hobbs, Canada Place

only), Sandro (Selected items only)

25% David Clulow Opticians

20% Austin Reed, Aspinal of London, Bailey Nelson, Cadenzza (Friday

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only), Castle Fine Art (Selected artwork, Friday and Saturday only), Gant, Hackett (Excludes

Eleanor Envelope Clutch Bag, £99, Dune, Cabot Place

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Made to Measure), Hobbs,

Giorgio Armani, £234, David Clulow, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

Paper bag waist skirt in Slate, £110, Reiss, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

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From office to yacht club, these irresistibly pretty and dynamic pieces will see you through spring in to summer in understated preppy style.

TREND T The paper- IP bag waist is in this spring; perfect if you want to create a more defined si lhouette

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Jones Bootmaker, The Kooples (Exclusions apply), L’Orchidee (Minimum spend £20), Levi’s (Minimum spend £100), Mango (Exclusions apply), Moleskine (Minimum spend £50), Monica Vinader, Myla, Orlebar Brown, Blush Slingback Stiletto, £80, Dune, Cabot Place

Paul Smith (Exclusions apply), Seanhanna (Cuts and colours only), Smilepod (Off dental examinations, dental hygiene and teeth whitening), Superdry, Sweaty Betty, Ted Baker, The Rejuvenation Clinic & MediSpa (Exclusions apply), Thomas Pink, The White Company (Minimum

this season’s top picks

spend £50), Warehouse


Wide leg sailor trousers, £129, Ted Baker, Canada Place

Pocket Suede Gilet, £69, Mango, Canada Place

Printed Top, £25.99, Mango, Canada Place

Asics, Carat*, Charles Tyrwhitt, Penhaligon’s Mini Trunk Clutch in Vintage Tan, £395, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place Contrast Stackable Bangle, £9.50, Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place

10% bareMinerals, Oliver Bonas, Pure Sports Medicine (Initial privately paying massage & pilates appointments, Friday & Saturday only), The Parlour (Cocktails only),

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Reiss, Reiss Womenswear, Runners Need, Swarovski


Wallace glasses, £98, Bailey Nelson, Jubilee Place

trend tip Flats have made a comeback so embra ce the comfort factor

Lotti Leather Sandals, £50, Dune, Cabot Place

Channel the style icons of the seventies with these grown-up interpretations of the decade’s bohemian vibe in touchable textures and earthy tones.

Sytner Canary Wharf (Stock vehicles deliverable in April only)

Extra Offers Bang & Olufsen, Crockett & Jones, Karen Millen, L’Occitane, Le Pain Quotidien, The Body Shop, Wolford Terms & conditions apply. Retailers reserve the right to amend their offers.


Reset the clock.

Get time on your side with Dr Sebagh’s iconic, glow-restoring serums. Serum Repair

Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum

Dr Sebagh’s award-winning, cult serum with 60% hyaluronic acid intensively hydrates and plumps the skin for instantly glowing results. Perfect for day or night, or as a pre-party radiance boost.

A highly powerful super-serum, Dr Sebagh Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum plumps, hydrates and protects skin whilst boosting its natural glow. Oil-free, for all skin types, this potent concentration of ingredients, including resveratrol, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and three antiageing peptides, helps kick-start collagen production and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Rose de Vie Sérum Délicat More than just a pretty bottle. This powerful, silky, organic rose oilbased serum is an essential treatment to restore the skin’s natural barrier and vitality. Calming, soothing and antioxidant-rich, it reduces redness and protects and smoothes dry, mature or sensitive skin.

Used alone or mixed to create your perfect, personalised blend, find Dr Sebagh serums in stores and online at


touche Éclat: the remix When YSL launched a foundation inspired by its concealer pen Touché Eclat, it was a huge hit. The formulation had all of the lightness and radiance that made the under-eye wand a beauty icon. And, as of February, Touché Eclat Foundation has been given a makeover to achieve the Holy Grail: a lightweight base with coverage that lasts up to eight hours. Its added staying power is another reason to try it – and YSL has launched a monogrammed foundation brush too. Touche Éclat foundation, £32.50,


a hair superhero

eyes that gleam If you think you can’t wear an iridescent eye, think again. The new Cream Color for Eyes from Tom Ford Beauty doesn’t crease or smudge, and adds a youthful glow to the face. It’s available in six colours as part of the Spring 2016 collection and Sphinx (pictured) is perfect for the holidays: the pink undertone gives a softer effect than other gold eye colours we’ve tried. £29, Tom Ford, (click & collect) Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

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The juggle between hairdryer and brush is over thanks to Revlon, which has created a heated paddle brush that dries and tames wet hair simultaneously. The time-saving gadget is known as the Perfectionist 2in1 Dryer and is set to deliver smooth, detangled styles this spring, for those that like sleek, straight hair. £32.88,

fresh and modern Love the pastels you’ve seen in the shops? NARS has translated subtle spring colours into new make-up, with mint eyeshadows, apricot lip glosses and pink blushers making the cut in the Nouvelle Vogue line. The key is texture; the eyeshadows in particular can be used wet or dry. from £19, Space.NK, Cabot Place

superfoods for super nails Following on from the success of its NailKale range that benefitted from all the nourishing power of the superfood, Nails Inc has bought out a range of nude colours with an almond oil base and added matcha. The latter is an antioxidant that should help counter the dryness of repeated colour changes. There’s even a Nail Grow solution. The Sweet Almonds collection, £14 each, Nails Inc, Cabot Place




A spoonful of sugar for spring

If the oxblood red take on autumn make-up isn’t for you, MAC has made pastels fun again, with its playful take on shades of pink. Its newest collection, Flamingo Park, includes Cremesheen Glass lip glosses in tones of baby pink and magenta, and rose face Pigment with a copper sparkle for the weekend. Not brave enough? Try its perky Powder Blush. from £10, MAC, Jubilee Place


A month of releases for ‘girly girls’ at heart words: gabrielle lane

a bunch of roses Dolce & Gabbana has used a rose as its latest inspiration and created the most wearable Eye Colour Quad we’ve seen in ages. Subtle shades of petal pink are given a sultry Italian twist with an added black option for the Miss Dolce palette. £42, Dolce & Gabbana,


girls night in Choose grey for blemishes, pink for moisture and white for dullness: Bobbi Brown has launched Instant Detox, Skin Nourish and Radiance Boost Face Masks in tubes, for days when skin needs a boost. Mini Mask Trio, £10, Bobbi Brown, Cabot Place


the five-star facial



Dry skin looks older, as lines and wrinkles are often more pronounced: fact. To combat this, have your routine customised with a Murad Facial Treatment at Re:SPA. The AHA Rapid Exfoliator Facial includes glycolic acid to buff away old skin cells; its strong scent and tingling sensation gives you the confidence that it’s working, while pomegranate helps to soothe and refresh. £89, Re:SPA, Canada Square

dior unveils liner and shadow in one Diorshow Colour & Contour is a make-up bag must-have. The liner and shadow stick is double-ended and uses two complementary shades to give definition and a wash of colour to eyes. Peach and tobacco (Orchid), platinum and brown (Twig) and lilac and violet (Hortensia) are some of the pairings on counter for S/S16 as part of the Glowing Gardens range. £25.50, Dior, Parfums Christian Dior Spring Look 2016 Glowing Gardens Campaign Image

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Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to health and beauty? 2016 is the year your well-being regime will change forever: expect mindreading gadgets, DNA tests and an end to any beauty guesswork WORDS: gabrielle lane

Pick a patch


A social media buzz has started for Radara micro-chanelling patches. The flexible stickers are covered in microscopic plastic structures that aim to pierce the skin and enable a high purity hyaluronic acid-based serum to penetrate its deeper layers and encourage a firmer, more youthful-looking complexion. Traditional micro-needling techniques can be both painful and require recovery time, but the microchannels caused by the patches heal quickly, enabling daily use for a four-week period. The technology is now being tested for medical uses such as pain relief and glucose management. Radara system, from £199+VAT,


the DNA test


The brush ROBOT

A timer and a light are just two added extras for the Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush, the only Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush of its kind. As well as offering up to 100 per cent more plaque removal than a manual toothbrush thanks to its pulsating, oscillating head, the tool has five cleaning programmes including Sensitive, Whitening and Gum Care and connects to an app so it can be tailored to specific oral care needs. Smartseries 6000, £114.99, Boots, Canada Place

Is this the end of over-the-counter moisturiser sales? Using a DNA swab, chief scientist of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering Professor Christofer Toumazou and his team at health company Geneu, test for genetic markers that indicate accelerated collagen breakdown and natural antioxidant protection levels in the skin. The resulting U+ Profile, which takes 30 minutes to develop, is used to create customised anti-ageing serums that are used twice a day. Double Benefit Initial Skincare Experience, £260, CANARY WHARF | 55




Heralded a “beauty game-changer” by Space.NK’s head beauty buyer Jessica Perfect, TEMPTU Air is the world’s first hand-held airbush make-up tool. Dispensing foundation as a very fine mist, the device offers laser-like precision and even layers of coverage across three levels – light, medium and full – and unlike similar concepts previously seen in the marketplace, it functions as a cordless system in the palm of the hand. TEMPTU Air can also be used with the brand’s bronzers, blushers and highlighters for a flawless finish. TEMPTU Air, £120, exclusively at Space.NK, Cabot Place

The Mindreader


If you find your mind wandering when attempting to meditate, you need a Muse headband. Worn with the thinnest part of the band positioned against the forehead, it syncs with a smartphone app via Bluetooth and uses a 60-second thinking task to calibrate itself. With five sensors detecting brain activity, it then translates your state of mind into sounds of the wind, guiding the user towards calm and settled audio feedback. The Muse app produces graphs and tips for each session. InteraXon Muse, £235,

The BODY compass

6 The Samsung Body Compass 2.0 may still be in development, but the brand is already receiving enquiries after it debuted the prototype of a very small module integrated with smart clothing at a recent tech conference. The clothes are part of the system and just might tell you everything about a workout, given that they move with the body. At this stage, reports suggest the Body Compass could monitor the execution of movement, weight loss and muscle gain as well as heart rate, body temperature – and even thirst – via a smartwatch. coming soon,

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La Roche-Posay’s My UV Patch generated headlines after its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Transparent and adhesive to the skin, the flexible patch – which is half the thickness of an average strand of hair – contains photosensitive dyes and changes colour to indicate the level of UV exposure. La Roche-Posay hope the technology will increase safety in the sun, following its research findings that only 12 per cent of British respondents wear protective creams throughout the year. The waterproof patch is set to launch on counters in late 2016. coming soon,

Magic GEL A bland taupe sachet at first glance, My Gel, as part of the SLIM ME package from nutritionist Gabriela Peacock, makes you eat less. How? The formula contains glucomannan, a natural plant root fibre that is water-soluble. When ingested three times a day before meals, it absorbs liquid in the digestive system and swells slightly, to suppress the appetite. It is taken alongside two capsules that contain chromium to balance blood sugar levels, B vitamins to boost energy and manganese to support the metabolism: it should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle. GP Nutrition Slim Me, from £55 for a 14-day package,

9 Turbo Masks The home device market is predicted to be worth $54.2bn globally by 2020, which is why Mapo (below), founded by two L’Oréal veterans, caught the attention of investors on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The bespoke silicon face mask is created from a 3D image of each user’s face and indicates hydration levels and treatment needs. Alternatively, look out for Gold Collagen’s pre-soaked Hydrogel Face Mask (above), a slick, second skin enriched with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, that’s worn for 40 minutes. Mapo, approx. £170,, Hydrogel Masks, multipack, £19.99, Holland & Barrett, Canada Square



Protein with a punch

HEALTH & FITNESS Words: charlotte phillips

Canary Wharf’s healthy eatery Protein Haus has launched fitness classes, including boxing and circuits, held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Founder Carli Wheatley says, “I want to empower people through exercise and let other people meet like-minded people.” £10 per class, includes a free protein shake. For more information, ask at Protein Haus, Canada Place Image courtesy of Protein Haus

silver magic Arjuna.AG is a workout brand like no other. Inspired by the holistic, antiradiation properties of silver, its S/S16 urban activewear collection consists of silver-plated clothing and accessories, including a headband and computer cuffs. The taupe-grey Classic Travel sweatshirt fits like a second skin and is made from 18 per cent pure silver-plated fabric, which shields the body from everyday environmental radiation while keeping you cool and comfortable. It comes with an attached hood, kangaroo front pockets and gold-tone metal hardware, for style and convenience. from £41,

The antidote Nutritional therapist Gabriela Peacock has launched a supplement programme, designed to give time-poor workers the benefits and prescriptive advice of a nutritionist, while on the go. You can choose from one of five programmes including Slim Me, which consists of two capsules containing coffee bean, green tea and cinnamon, which work to increase the body’s metabolism, and Restore Me, an attempt to counter long working hours, a hectic social life and constant travel with revitalising magnesium, selenium and zinc. Gabriela Peacock’s Nutritional Supplement Programme, £55 for 14-day programme, £95 for 28 days,


On Pointe New for S/S16 is Pretty Ballerinas range of sneakers. Go street-style with the Midnight collection (Swarovski crystals, sequins and glitter), try the Lace-Up collection, with bright leather or suede bows instead of laces, or look to the Graffiti Art collection for bold, psychedelic prints. The soles are made from ethically-sourced, durable materials, and uniquely, each sole is divided into two for greater flexibility. Pretty Sneakers Collection, EU sizes 36-41, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

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Viva Italia GODO, meaning ‘enjoy with pleasure’ in Italian, is a new service delivering top quality Mediterranean fare right to your desk in Canary Wharf. Perfect for both corporate entertaining or lunch for one, the brand was founded by two ex-City workers who found themselves with limited options for affordable, quality food. Dishes are ordered through an app and delivered by an Italian driver riding a Vespa, and include pasta dishes served in glass jars for optimum temperature control, which can then be reused and recycled. The menu currently includes penne rigate with lobster and – our favourite – mezzi paccheri with beef ragù. from £8 plus delivery for one portion, free delivery for two or more portions,


Cuckoo call

Bored of your current breakfast? Cuckoo’s bircher muesli is a healthy mixture of oats, yoghurt and fruit. The nutritional value comes from wholegrain oats, linseed and fresh, vitaminpacked ingredients, as well as a base rich in protein and omega 3. The five flavours available include tasty combinations like apricot and raspberry, and cherry and vanilla and because the original Alpine recipes have a low GI (glycaemic index), you’ll feel fuller for longer. Cuckoo bircher muesli, £1.49, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

App-arently you need this The first ever ‘Big Data’ juice has launched across London, a collaboration between juice store Crussh and health app Lifesum. The Lifesum Green juice was created using data analysis collected from Lifesum’s 30,000 London-based users, to see what nutrients they lack and what health issues affect young professionals: many lack zinc, niacin and omega 3. Now you can get the nutrients you need in one handy – and tasty – drink. from £3.95, Crush, Jubilee Place and Canada Square,;

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Tea and cashmere The White Company has formed its first beverage partnership with luxury tea brand JING and will be stocking five teas and a range of accessories. JING’s hand-blown teaware is made from borosilicate glass, known for its durability and crystal clarity. JING founder Edward Eisler says, “At JING we live to bring Asia’s ancient tea culture into the 21st century, sharing values of calm focus, mastery and harmony with nature. The partnership enables us to share these values.” Teas from £11, teaware from £13, in selected stores and online,



Join the club

Latte lovers and egg enthusiasts, rejoice: London’s breakfast scene is thriving, and Canary Wharf’s The Breakfast Club is the best of the bunch


es, we know: getting out of bed on a rainy March morning is challenging. But fear not – The Breakfast Club is a game-changer, with a buzzy atmosphere, relaxed décor and menu options aplenty: If the fluffy stacks of pancakes and cool American diner vibe doesn’t motivate you, then absolutely nothing will. As the team descend on a particularly grey Friday, The Breakfast Club is the busiest we can imagine a restaurant being this early on in the day, with something of a party atmosphere enhanced by the music (think mellow, old-school rock at volumes generally

“If the cool American diner vibe doesn’t get you motivated, nothing will” heard at 6pm, not 9am), glitzy lighting, and the knowledge that it’s open until midnight from Thursday to Saturday for everything from cocktails to burgers – it doesn’t just serve breakfast, you know. The restaurant is named after the 1985 cult film and its style extends to blue banquette seating, vintage glassware and exposed brickwork; it’s fair to say that it’s as far from a boardroom as can be. As with all currently fashionable

restaurants in London, eggs and avocado are prominent menu features, the former perfectly poached and the latter prevented from being bland with a twist of chilli and lime. The Breakfast Club has built its reputation on frying up the contents of a hipster’s fridge and assembling them into towers – expect salty chorizo, hunks of halluomi and feta, fresh smoked salmon, and lots of spicy peppers in burritos, on rye bread and generally just layered onto the plate, gloriously. The bacon (sides are encouraged) is crisp, and the sausage sandwich is comfort food at its best when served with a home-made chutney, cheese, a field mushroom and bloomer bread for good measure. Although, a word to the wise: ‘filling’ is an understatement. Food arrives quickly, with efficient staff obviously used to Canary Wharfers facing pressing deadlines, but even more pressing rumbling stomachs. We leave over an hour later, vowing to come back for dinner, or one lunchtime, or to try the restaurant’s bottomless brunch offer. Handily located a couple of doors down from spinning chain Psycle, we’re even planning a spin class followed by breakfast as our new early morning routine. Optimistic, yes, but what can we say? – The Breakfast Club has put a spring in our step. The Breakfast Club, Crossrail Place


Mother’s Day must haves

From presents for her to enjoy at home to ideas for spending time together, feel inspired to celebrate and say thanks in style with our Mother’s Day gift guide

ith Celebrate w ea afternoon t ist at with a tw Big Easy Mother of Pearl photo frame in white, £50, The White Company, Jubilee Place Timeless Florals Hand Cream Gift Trio, £25, Molton Brown, Jubilee Place

Traditional high-tea at Big Easy, Crossrail Place

Hydrangea Apron, £22, Cath Kidson, Jubilee Place

Cupcake Bake Kit, £8, Cath Kidson, Jubilee Place

Lovely gifts for the

Yummy mum Treat her to tea at Big Easy. Their spread includes mini pulled pork buns, mini lemon meringue pie and peanut butter opera cake (an all-American classic: sponge layers oozing with sticky ganache). If Big Easy leaves her inspired to bake something similar, these accessories will help her cook up a storm.

The Mother’s Day H-box, £12, Hotel Chocolate, Canada Place

Flora studs, £72, Carat, Cabot Place Baker Street Gingerbread Family set, £20, John Lewis, Canada Place

Bow Cuff in 18k white gold, £5,925, Tiffany&Co, Cabot Place

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Indulge in luxury at Plateau, Canada Square

Fabulous gifts for the

LUXURYmum If your mum adores the finer things in life, then make her feel like queen for the day with premium skincare products and classic jewellery with twist of personality from Tiffany. Treat her to cocktails at chic Plateau; try the Saffron Sour, which looks like a cupcake in a glass, followed by the delicious crème brulee martini.

Juliana wallet, £155, Michael Kors, Jubilee Place

Morganite Earrings, £4,250, David M Robinson, Jubilee Place Red Roses Cologne, £42, Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place

Dior Capture Totale MultiPerfection Creme, £127, available at Boots, Canada Place

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Stylish gifts for the

trendy mum

Coupe d’Amour Round Gift Box, £20, Godiva, Jubilee Place

Rose Gold Siren Scatter Round Pendant in White Topaz, £160, Rose Gold Siren Scatter Pendant in White Topaz, £140, Siren Pendant in Blue Lace Agate, £90, Monica Vinader, Jubilee Place

Your hip and happening mum will adore a contemporary bouquet from Browns and accessories from Monica Vinader. Take her for a makeover at MAC cosmetics or indulge her senses with a beautiful Diptyque candle. As a fantastic treat (for both of you to enjoy) if you take your mum to The Breakfast Club for brunch on Mothering Sunday, she’ll eat for free.

The Breakfast Club, Crossrail Place Kenzo at Cadenzza, Sand Symbol ring set, £59

Eyeshadow palette in Amber Times Nine £30 and Lip Pencil in Currant, £12.50, MAC Cosmetics, Jubilee Place

Mums eat free at The Breakfast Club when dining with their kids on Mother’s Day!

Hyacinth jar with lid bouquet, £35, Browns, Canada Place

Diptype Mimosa scented candle, £20-40, Space. NK, Cabot Place

Halfeti Eau de parfum, £150, Penhaligon’s, Cabot Place



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ight now, in London one culture feels incredibly fashionable. Guess which? Hint: It’s influencing what we eat, wear, and decorate our homes with. As you watch Borgen, enjoy toasted rye bread and snuggle into your Acne Studios leather jacket, you’re buying into it. Yes, if experts are to be believed, a Scandinavian-style renaissance is generating income in London of more than £300million per year. What defines Scandinavia? “Healthy living, closeness to nature, political stability and equality, and high-quality products and design,” says Dr Mart Kuldkepp, lecturer in contemporary Scandinavian history at University College London (UCL). And now, “there’s a certain ‘coolness factor’ characterising many of Scandinavia’s prevalent images.” Our ‘Scandi’ obsession is partially due to 2008’s financial crisis. Fatigued by the idea of greed and over-consumption, “People began looking for a simpler, back-to-basics approach, that was less commercial and less about consumption,” says Michael Booth, author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia. “Scandinavia offered that approach to life.” It’s also partly due to increased exposure: a recent spate of Nordic literature and TV series’ like Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Bridge and The Killing mean we’re hankering after onscreen Scandi offerings like chunky jumpers, beautiful scenery and, says Booth, a “fresh, clean, functional

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feature Clockwise from far left: Cream cotton top, £69, and Sandstone cotton skirt, £89, both COS; CM 191 coffee table, from £431, and TV dining chair, from £425, both Ligne Roset; Nubuck leather shopper, £150, COS; Scandi-style food at Sticks’n’ Sushi

From food and interiors to fashion and reading material, it would appear that Londoners can’t get enough of Scandinavia. Where has this trend come from, why the obsession, and is it here to stay? WORDS: charlotte phillips

aesthetic,” that we’re trying to replicate at home. The Scandi interiors look tends to be pared back and minimal, with muted tones and clean lines. “It’s an economy of form without decoration, using natural materials such as wood, wool and hide with a feel for ‘low consumption’, centred on just the right products: those which are essential,” says Robert Hasty, store owner and buyer for popular interiors store Ligne Roset, which works with Scandinavian designers such as Dögg & Arnved Design Studio and GamFratesi. “As well as offering visually light and airy solutions to interiors, Scandinavian-inspired interiors also blend elegantly with many styles of furniture allowing its user to adapt to his personal decorating tastes,” Hasty adds. This adaptable, minimalist approach is popular with Londoners who have to maximise small spaces and Danish brand Tiger, of Crossrail Place, is one company capitalising on our new-found fondness for a life without clutter. “We take functional products and turn them into fun, emotional ones,” says Tiger design and marketing manager, Emma Bier. “Light coloured wood and natural colours and materials are a strong theme at Tiger in both our products and the design of the store interiors.” Hotels, too, are in on the act: boutique London hotel The Boundary opened in 2008 and gave each bedroom a particular design theme, one of which is the ever-relevant Scandi. Sir Terence Conran, who oversaw all aspects of the hotel, has spoken of the peaceful and cheerful vibe it projects, particularly praising the “Finn Juhl-designed Poeten twoseat sofa, the Arne Jacobsen Egg chair and Marimekko’s blue poppy design fabric.” Scandinavian style is pervading cuisine too.

The founders of restaurant group Sticks’n’Sushi are halfJapanese and half-Danish, and they’ve merged the two culinary and aesthetic traditions for a menu, which focuses on the quality and simplicity of dishes. “There is always a feel of the Scandinavian within the brand, whether this in our Danishdesigned chairs or lights, our reading material in our bar/lounge, or our food,” says Sticks’n’Sushi managing director Andreas Karlsson. Nordic food is low in carbohydrates and high in protein, tapping into today’s health and wellness zeitgeist. It’s also often locally and sustainably sourced, a perfect match for London’s ‘farm to table’ trend; the antithesis of pre-recession elaborate meals. Think a smorgasbord of traditional pickled herring, dark rye, healthy crispbread and smoked salmon. “Our soy marinated salmon is similar to the popular Nordic dish gravadlax, and we use


ingredients widely seen in Scandinavia but not Japan, such as mustard and dill. Similarly, we use liquorice in some desserts, which is hugely popular in Denmark and Sweden,” explains Karlsson. Food and interior decoration are not the only areas where Scandinavians veer towards simple and pared-back choices. So too, beauty, which to be unfussy, as encapsulated by of-the-minute Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, the face of HUGO WOMAN fragrance. “I wear moisturiser with SPF, as it’s important to take care of your skin,” she says. “I try to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, but, “I like to keep things quite natural. Less is definitely more.” This same attitude is found in fashion offerings, where the look is relaxed. Clothes tend to blend style with comfort. Scandinavian fabrics look chic, but are often durable and waterproof, and chunky wool knits, down jackets and clean lines are abundant. Again, Beha Erichsen sets an example: “My style is quite simple. I tend to wear the same kind of uniform – lots of blacks, olives, and greys.” COS’ S/S16 collection particularly embodies

“Scandinavian-inspired interiors blend elegantly with many styles of furniture”

From top: Bamboo table, £25, Tiger; Scandi-style food at Sticks’n’ Sushi; CM 191 coffee table, from £431, Andy medium settee, from £3,050, and Miss Marble table lamp (just seen in left corner), £265, all Ligne Roset

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shop scandi style


Scandi style: neutral, naturalistic colours (sand and stone feature prominently), good quality fabrics and immaculate cuts. The collection focuses on effortless drapes and folds and smart, original dressing: “Functionality takes on new form,” says COS’ S/S16 promo material, referring to an apron dress that can be worn several ways, attached across the back or front, or with the

Mock red wine jacket, £1,050, Acne Studios,

“We began to realise they knew a thing or two about living the good life” apron hanging loose, and it is a “crafted yet somewhat organic approach.” So does erring towards simplicity work? By and large, Scandinavians are content with their lives. Denmark regularly tops happiness polls, perhaps as high taxation funds a strong welfare state with a “cradle to grave” ethos, and the family unit is seen as paramount – there’s excellent paternity and maternity leave and a good work-life balance is prioritised. “We have begun to realise they know a thing or two about living a good life,” says Booth. Really, it’s no wonder we’re emulating the Scandinavians. As for where the Scandi trend is heading: “It shows no signs of calming down,” says Kuldkepp, explaining that it’s not the first time Britain has been obsessed with Scandinavia. “Just look at the decades before the First World War. If history is any indicator, it is subsequently going to return at some point.” Time will tell. And for now, something truly fabulous would have to come along to topple Scandinavia from its culture-setting throne – make that a chic, minimalist, and durable throne, of course. Sticks’n’Sushi, Crossrail Place, Tiger, Crossrail Place, COS, Jubilee Place, BOSS, Cabot Place, The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth, £9.99, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place Ligne Roset,, The Boundary hotel,


Maria Nila Colour Refresh, £16.99,

White leather bag, £125, COS

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Maria Nila Structure Repair Range, from £14.99,


muay thai in koh samui In a country of luxurious hotels and retreats, Panacea has held its own in terms of column inches. The resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, is known for its enormous villas (with a minimum of four en-suite bedrooms) that each come complete with ten private staff, tropical gardens and a swimming pool. Panacea is named after the Greek goddess of healing, and it has just launched a Retreat of Champions. The five-day fitness package is dedicated to Muay Thai and kickboxing; guests can train on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Samui, and in the two main stadiums designed for the ancient martial art. The retreat targets flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and balance. from THB 41,000 (approximately £751)

TRAVEL NEWS Words: alice parks

the 90th anniversary of route 66 Have you tackled the great American road trip yet? The highway from Chicago to California was built in 1926 and takes in the sights of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. If you haven’t, Wexas Travel has designed a 19-day self-drive package including flights, car hire and 17 nights of accommodation in cities such as Santa Fe, Santa Monica, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon National Park. Adventurers must book by October 2016. from £3,645 per person on a room only basis, 020 7838 5892,

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Dubai Special

pet friendly countryside retreats Renovation has been completed on The Woodshed, The Hayloft and The Old Stables, three quaint, one and two-bed cottages in the picturesque valley of the River Deben in Suffolk, in close proximity to the Heritage Coast. The cottages sleep from two to 16 guests and (well-behaved) dogs, and are set in the grounds of the historic Letheringham Mill with its seven acres of land and access to woodland trails, private gardens and barbecue areas, as well as on-site parking. The chic, self-catering properties benefit from features such as superking-sized beds and en-suites. from £400 per week on a self-catering basis email,

the new trend: food extractions pairing Yannick Alléno, the celebrated chef behind One&Only The Palm in Dubai, has designed a Food & Extractions pairing experience that sees dishes served with quirky fruit and vegetable-based beverages to enhance flavour. Guests to the restaurant, which is already known for its fantasy-style treats counter, can opt for rich distillations to complement their meals, such as beet, mushroom, artichoke and chocolate, served alongside red mullet fish.

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create your own health retreat

versace HOTEL opens in dubai Palazzo Versace has opened a five-star hotel with 215 rooms and suites, and 169 residences in Dubai. In traditional Versace style, opulence is key: expect peacock motifs and marble mosaic floors across the hotel, which includes Enigma, a restaurant that will change its theme and head chef four times a year from a roster of 50 international talents, and promises a multisensory experience. Other amenities include seven more restaurants and bars and three outside pools. from £575 per night,

Villa specialist and concierge service Dynamic Lives is giving clients the opportunity to create their own health retreat in Ibiza from scratch. Dubbed the ‘DIY detox’ by insiders, guests can choose to stay in modern condos or 100-acre vineyard estates and request the services of personal trainers, swimming instructors and yoga teachers throughout the bespoke programme. On the relaxation front, both meditation gurus and therapists are available and beauty buffs aren’t neglected either, with the offer of collagenboosting facials and anti-ageing skin peels as part of the trip. On the dietary side, chefs are on hand to offer full catering, including clean-eating and vegan regimes, upon request. Ibiza’s chilled-out reputation is fast rivalling its notoriety as a party hotspot, with hot yoga centres, farmers’ markets and juice bars springing up across the island. villas from approximately £7,000 per week,


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Art is long, LIFE is SHORT

History buffs rejoice: Prague has Baroque buildings and Gothic churches in abundance, as well as oodles of charm. But more surprising are the modern gastronomical offerings and luxury hotels WORDS: beverley byrne



n architectural Sleeping Beauty, Prague woke from a turbulent past with its historic buildings and centuries of culture intact. Spared during the Second World War and cut off from the West under communism, it is now one of Europe’s best preserved historic capitals. Its ravishing pot pourri of treasures, including fairytale Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square with its medieval astronomical clock and lively cast of musicians and performers, remain traditionally seductive. But a refreshing avant-garde vibe permeating the Czech Republic’s capital adds a new dimension to its charms. Apart from the legendary nightlife, proof that Prague is far from a city pickled in aspic can be found in its oldest quarter, Malá Strana. The word ‘láska’ (love) dominates the colourful graffiticovered John Lennon Wall in leafy Kampa Park. A symbol of rebellion during communist rule, the

the city’s more conventional statues, such as the saints mounted on the Charles Bridge, its the contemporary artistic statements that lend the city a somewhat unconventional edge. Across the Vltava river, Frank Gehry’s futuristic Dancing House, nicknamed Fred and Ginger, stands controversially amidst the medieval spires, stately cupolas, ornate facades and graceful bridges. Vaguely resembling a pair of dancers, eyebrows were raised when this ‘deconstructivist’ building opened in 1996. But whatever your perspective on the eccentric design, the bar on the top floor is perfect for watching the sunset behind Prague Castle whilst listening to free concerts in the park below.

“Apart from the legendary nightlife, proof Prague is far from a city pickled in aspic can be found in its oldest quarter, Malá Strana” wall – owned by the venerable Knights of Malta – is a continually evolving artwork dedicated to the former Beatle’s concerns for world peace as well as free speech and non-violent revolution. Nearby, a trio of giant bronze babies with creepy imploded barcode faces are a slightly unnerving addition to the city’s public art collection. Created by Czech artist David Černý, the surrealist tots guard the entrance to the ubercool Kampa Museum modern art gallery. Not far from here at the foot of Petřín Hill, a group of seven bronze figures by sculptor Olbram Zoubek, unveiled in 2002, represent a Memorial to the Victims of Communism. A powerful contrast to

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Prague’s excellent public transport system makes exploring its emerging districts easy. Head for funky Holešovice where the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, housed in a former factory, is an accessible mini version of Tate Modern. There’s more than a hint of counter culture going on in Holešovice. From progressive art galleries and ‘alternative’ workshops to the only Bitcoin café in Prague (the third floor of which is home to the Cryptoanarchy Institute), this rejuvenating urban area is reminiscent of a slightly subversive, rock ‘n’ roll version of London’s Docklands. For a taste of Cold War Prague and panoramic views across the city, visit the brutalist landmark


Žižkov Television Tower dominating the fashionable Vinohrady district. Built between 1985 and 1992, this unwelcome blot on the city skyline was formerly used to block signals flooding in from the West. Gradually, it’s becoming more accepted and, in 2013, a luxury one-room hotel opened above the rather chic restaurant. Clinging to its vertiginous exterior are more of those fat Černý baby sculptures – lending a whacky twist to this infamous symbol of Prague’s communist past. Today, the only revolution is in Prague’s gastronomic world. From boutique restaurants such as La Bottega, serving scrumptious Italianinspired fare to Field, a farm-to-fork modern Czech cuisine phenomenon featuring home-grown ingredients arranged as art on a plate, the city’s culinary star is in the ascendant. Spices at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, featuring authentic Asian cuisine, is also at the heart of Prague’s gourmet spring. Hidden amidst the piazzas and palaces, parks and gardens distinguishing Malá Strana, the hotel is a stone’s throw from Prague’s A-list attractions. Built on the site of a 14th century monastery, it blends Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture with contemporary Asian-inspired interior design. While certain elements of the hotel may be rooted in history,

when it comes to cuisine, service and hospitality, the Mandarin Oriental’s trademark attention to detail is state-of-the-art. Nowhere is this more apparent than the hotel’s unique spa. The light-filled lobby is housed in the former nave of a Renaissance chapel, while the original walls of an even older Gothic church are illuminated beneath a glass floor. The atmosphere is serene, the therapists talented and the treatments rejuvenating. Specialising in holistic treatments, the accent is on Asian rituals and locally inspired treatments using divinely scented Aromatherapy Associates products. By embracing the past while looking towards the future, the Mandarin Oriental perfectly reflects Prague’s evolving culture and captivating charisma. It’s one for the weekend. Rates at Mandarin Oriental, Prague start from £236 per night on a B&B basis. For further information and bookings please call +44 20 233 088 888 or visit British Airways ( offers a daily service from London to Prague from £49 each way


Into the

blue Kate Hart travels to the idyllic Caribbean spice island of Grenada to explore its mysterious underwater world, soak up the jovial spirit of its people – and wildlife – and doze in the sun

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ou know you are close to the beach when a banana crab crashes your dance party. It’s my first night in the Caribbean and we are unwinding, Grenadian-style, which means live music, chocolate-infused martinis, pâtisserie and, did I mention men and women painted in chocolate? Apparently, the local wildlife wants to get in on the action too. Mid-spin, I spy the little creature saunter across the dance floor and I crack a wide grin that doesn’t leave my face the entire trip. Later on, under a luminous moon in the evening warmth, I amble along the beach to my hotel room. A chorus of chirruping frogs – competing in their

own concerto – accompanies me. Waves lap at the shoreline and the air is thick with the scent of tropical flowers: the clichés of Caribbean life are good ones. I have the pleasure of staying at Sandals LaSource, near the island capital of St George’s, five minutes from the Maurice Bishop International Airport. Due to the geography, however, aeroplanes never disturb my beach naps, of which there are many during the course of a sun-soaked few days at the resort. Chocolate parties might not be top of your holiday agenda, but the complex is primarily a beachfront retreat and offers plenty of solitary nooks and quiet corners in which to unwind, including an idyllic sunset-viewing spot right at the


tip of a pontoon curving into the ocean. There is a separate, tranquil pool overlooking the sea, in addition to a party pool with swim-up bar and music, and if you want even more privacy, several of the suites and villas also have their own; I recommend the Sky Villas, each with their own infinity pool on the balcony. These top-tier suites also benefit from personal butlers – trained in association with the Guild of Professional English Butlers – who will take care of everything from tending to your wardrobe, to making dinner reservations to an exacting standard. The hotel’s Red Lane spa uses local ingredients as part of its treatment menu that includes a full body exfoliation using a papaya and pineapple salt mousse, a sweet coffee and sugar scrub, a Caribbean seaweed wrap and a sugar cane warm oil treatment: all are designed to soothe the strains of daily life away and condition the skin. Of course, there is an even better way to completely escape the frenetic pace of London life: scuba diving. Even if you’ve not tried it before, I heartily urge you to grab a snorkel and give it a go here, with PADI-certified instructors. The experienced watersports team are in their element whisking aqua-enthusiasts off on snorkeling trips to dive its world-famous Underwater Sculpture Park, littered with hauntingly beautiful statues; or the Bianca C shipwreck, a 1960s Italian cruise liner circled by sharks and the odd manta ray. Reef dives also promise the excitement of spotting nurse sharks, moray eels and barracuda lurking among the thriving coral – just avoid those fang-like teeth. Sandals resorts include any diving expeditions along with the necessary equipment – up to two trips per day for those with experience or an introductory course for beginners – in all guest packages, and other activities include paddleboarding and wind-surfing. If you prefer to stay firmly on dry land, however, tennis and beach volleyball are also included and for those taking the competition seriously, instructors are on hand for tips and tricks. When it’s time to replenish all that well-spent energy, the resort has ten different restaurants to choose from. Spanning a variety of world cuisines, you can opt for sweet treats in its French-style pâtisserie, Mediterranean seafood with a sea view or indulge in a hearty New York strip steak at the à la carte Butch’s Chophouse – surely the first steakhouse to be found under a thatched roof. The

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flaming Teppanyaki style of cooking at Japanese restaurant Kimonos is also quite the spectacle while private, candlelit dinners on the beach or terraces can be arranged on request. Traditionally, however, dinner here revolves around richly-spiced curries and freshly caught fish. Grenada is known as the ‘spice island’ thanks to a tropical climate, which encourages all manner of crops to grow in its verdant rainforests. It’s one of the world’s largest exporters of nutmeg, and the local markets of St George’s are great places to explore and purchase goodies to take home. Further afield, the picturesque Annandale Falls offers a good photo opportunity at the end of a gentle stroll through the well-tended local vegetation. If you’re feeling more energetic, thrilling 20-minute hikes through the rainforest to see the Seven Sisters and Honeymoon Falls are also recommended, when with a guide. For all its restorative moments, Grenada never loses the essence of rum punch-fuelled fun: All that is left for me to tell you is that no crabs were harmed in the making of this feature.

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SUMMER From stylish eateries to art galleries, Sydney is cosmopolitan, sunsoaked and glamorous – but, yes – it pays to begin a visit by viewing its legendary Opera House from up high



f you’re going to go to Sydney and see its Opera House (, you could walk around the harbour. You could hop on a ferry. But the best way to see it is with the setting sun behind you, while attached to a safety harness on top of the 134m-high, steel Harbour Bridge. The surprisingly gentle walk up the 83-year-old bridge is a threeand-a-half-hour round trip ( and offers 360-degree views, past the harbour to Circular Quays and the central business district

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skyscrapers; out to Sydney’s suburbs including the affluent Kirribilli where the Australian PM lives; and almost to the famous Bondi Beach. Most eyecatching, of course, is the enormous Opera House. Designed by a Danish architect, built using glass from France and opened by Queen Elizabeth II, it reflects a wealth of European influence in the city, while Pacific influences are found in the cuisine and native personality. Sydney is an incredibly outdoorsy place, with ample greenery such as the Botanical Gardens and


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Hyde Park, with over 340 days of sunshine per year on average. There are ample beaches, and our pick is Palm Beach, with its golden sand. The weather and watersports mean Sydney’s cultural offering is often forgotten, but isn’t lacking. The Museum of Contemporary Art (, an impressive Art Deco building, hosts constantly changing exhibitions by Australian and international artists, and showcases key pieces of Aboriginal art. The city has the Vivid Light Festival each winter, while summer sees the Sydney Festival. As for fine-dining, a favourite is MasterChef’s Peter Gilmore’s brainchild Quay (, for its spectacular view and fresh ingredients. Also recommended is The Gantry ( – try the Posh Salad, made with quinoa-hazelnut, artichoke and pomegranate, so named because it was created by Chris Irving, former personal chef Penthousee at The Darling

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for ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. A day-trip north of Sydney to the beautiful Hunter Valley wine region means tastings at cellar doors such as Tempus Two and Ridge View, while the Blue Mountains (their blue haze caused by the oil from the eucalyptus trees) offer beautiful trails. After an active weekend, be spoiled back in the city at Spa Q ( where treatments include mood-dependant options such as ‘like a boss’. We chose the ‘jet-lagged’ massage, which completely alleviated travel fatigue. Need a room? Sydney isn’t short of luxury hotel offerings. Notable is centrally-located The Darling at The Star in Pyrmont. The boutique hotel has a sleek design, fabulous beds and Moroccan Hammam chambers. After heavenly massages and lingering in the blissful relaxation room, I struggled with leaving the hotel’s cocoon, much like I struggled to leave this beautiful, sunny city itself. Rooms at The Darling start from AUS$350 (approximately £167.84) per night,

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ledge for Parity is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, an annual focus on equality between the sexes, and the social, cultural and political achievements of women, that culminates in various events across the world on 8 March. International Women’s Day was first acknowledged by the UN in 1975, but has been celebrated on a smaller scale since 1911. This year, individuals and organisations are being asked to publicly commit to equal rights and reward in the workplace for men and women, by indicating their support online on the International Women’s Day website, and by initiating workplace schemes that support skill development and recognition. In 2014, the World Economic Forum warned that it would take until the year 2095 to achieve equal pay, irrespective of gender, across the globe. One year later, it revised this prediction based on what it considered to be slowing progress, and suggested the gender pay gap would not close until 2133, highlighting the need for action. Obstacles theorised by International Women’s Day include unconscious bias, cultural factors, and the need for leadership roles, opportunities and access to career skills workshops for both genders. The events taking place around the world on 8 March include science, technology and engineering networking days, gala lunches with motivational speakers, art exhibitions, careers fairs and debates.

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Shifting attitudes In light of the recent ONS employment figures, more UK businesses need to embrace project outsourcing, say Gibbs S3, a hybrid workforce solutions provider. Currently, many businesses hire shortterm contractors, which, due to the inefficient nature of the system, leaves many highly skilled individuals out of work. It believes, rather than paying fees to work with recruitment agencies, companies should outsource projects to consultancies. Professionals working for the consultancy would have more job security, and businesses would save time.

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BUSINESS DIGEST Hightech in Canary Wharf Arqiva has brought 4G mobile coverage to Canary Wharf’s retail centres Canada Place, Crossrail Place and Jubilee Place, supporting the demands of heavy footfall and providing signal even underground. Camille Waxer, chief administration officer of the Canary Wharf Group, says, “We want all our visitors to be able to stay connected.”;

Birkin or bust

Hermès Birkin bags are a more lucrative investment than traditional stock options such as gold. The bags have increased in value by 500 per cent over the last 35 years, according to online retail platform Baghunter, due to a booming ultra-luxury market. The rarest Birkin bags (think albino crocodile with diamond embellishment) command long waiting lists and sell at auction for up to £120,000.

linguists, listen up Chinese companies play an increasingly important role in London, and learning Mandarin is becoming more popular. A Mandarin learning centre near Canary Wharf has started private or group lessons and corporate training. Beginners are welcome and topics include pronunciation and grammar.

“If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something” – Rupert Murdoch, founder, chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation

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This year brands will increase their budgets for influencer marketing by 59 per cent: plying free goods to manipulate the social media posts of our networks. Unethical and ineffective, or ingenious? We ask the experts WORDS: gabrielle lane

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irst, a confession: I am not a natural social media user. I wrote my dissertation on the negative impact of online social comparison for the prevalence of anxiety and depression, in between being poked, pinged and all-round plagued by glossy images online… and posting some of my own. Fast-forward to my editorship of Canary Wharf magazine, and in December 2014 marketing guru Phillip Dyte told me businesses had to become part of the loop: “When it comes to social media, the biggest mistake for a luxury brand would be to ignore it. Social media is about people. We still befriend the friends we wish to; it is still intrinsically about our personal networks and our experiences. What could be more exclusive?” He was right, of course. But what he didn’t foresee (or tell me, much to my bank manager’s

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disappointment) is that a little over 12 months later, a small number of users – capitalising on how much brands wanted to infiltrate their personal networks and inspire their friends’ purchases – would be charging £50,000 for the privilege. And that’s a fee to appear in just one Instagram post, by the way. In February, market intelligence firms, Fashion and Beauty Monitor and Econsultancy co-published a report that revealed that just under 60 per cent of the 348 strategists from the leading brands they spoke to, would be increasing their spend on activity with so-called Social Media Influencers this year. That is to place products and personal recommendations in the status updates and photo feeds of people like you and I, on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. “Word-of-mouth marketing has always been powerful; the concept is as old as marketing itself. But today this word-of-mouth has got enhanced reach thanks to digital platforms,” explains Priyanka Mehra-


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Dayal, content marketing manager of Fashion and Beauty Monitor. “Those who have leveraged digital platforms to successfully build a community of people who listen, who follow and who respond to their word have become influencers, and their opinion outweighs the glossiest of ads.” So, can anyone with enough social media friends become an influencer? No, says Laura WardOngley, founder of FabTrade, a company that in three years has generated more than £10m worth of business by pairing brands with a new breed of online personalities – bloggers, vloggers and tweeters among them. “It’s not a numbers game,” she declares. “It’s about a combination of quality online content and a targeted audience. For fashion brands you’re usually looking at users who have upwards of 50,000 followers, but for brands in a niche sector such as art or automobiles, the numbers can drop right down and it’s much more about the type of audience who that person reaches.” In 2014, American Express handed over its Instagram account to six influencers who worked within the fashion and lifestyle industries, to show that it had a role in their lives – cue shots of stylish boutiques staying open late and exotic photo shoots being powered by financial transactions.

The cost of nurturing a relationship with a social media user... can reach £200,0000 The result? Ten million page impressions and 40,000 engagements with the brand, representing a 23 per cent increase in online traffic and awareness. “Using social media influencers is a legitimate and proven way for a brand to market its product,” declares Ward-Ongley. So where’s the catch? The Fashion and Beauty Monitor/Econsultancy report showed that 84 per cent of brands that are using social media influencers are having to manually search for the right candidates, a task complicated by an increasing number of online personalities trying to take advantage of free products and paychecks. Amid tales of invitations for launch events being returned with £6,000 invoices, one marketing insider, who wishes to remain anonymous, explains: “At the moment the rates are not consistent and in some cases you won’t know how effective a collaboration is until you try it. It can be difficult to build a relationship with an influencer

if you are referred to an agent to discuss fees from the start. Often when a brand wants to work with an influencer they want to meet, not judge someone purely on their social media persona.” Conversely, if an individual is open to endorsing brands too readily, that’s an issue too. Mehra-Dayal explains: “If an influencer endorses a particular brand one day and a rival brand the next, authenticity and trust is lost in both the influencer and brand. Marketers have to adopt a long-term strategy when it comes to working with social media personalities, so that consumers can make the association – and believe it.” The cost of nurturing a relationship with a social media user over one or two years, is high. Ward-Ongley estimates that fees for a marketing campaign of several posts from a user with a high level of engagement from their followers, can reach £200,000. But she’s adamant that being paid for posts is ethical and transparent for a user’s followers. “The advertising industry is heavily regulated. If an influencer is being paid to do a sponsored post, they have to declare it on there. Underneath the post it will say ‘#ad’ or ‘#sponsored’.” What is sometimes less clear, is that social media influencers working with brands are often gifted free products in hope of securing coverage, which could also be seen as promotional. For Ward-Ongley this is unsurprising. “That is happening, but it’s not a bribe. Giving someone a sample so they can write about it is a simple public relations model. The leading influencers are transparent and the ones we work with are scrupulous; if someone offers to send them something they don’t want to talk about, they’ll say ‘no’.” Other marketers remain sceptical: “If a luxury brand becomes overexposed through gifting it may be harder to convince consumers to buy items at their retail price,” says our source. However, the fact remains that the right partnership, executed in the right way, is driving sales. Seventy-seven per cent of marketers surveyed about activity with social media influencers, considered their investment to be effective. “[Social media] is a 24-hour day job and the people at the top of their game are meticulous about the content that they are producing,” says WardOngley. “There’s a perception that these users live a super fun, frivolous life – and that’s true – but they offer access to hugely engaged audiences on massive scales. That’s why brands are so interested.”;



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But hands off my bonus! Are income bonuses received after marital separation still regarded as matrimonial property? The picture is far from clear

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ou may remember the case of Wright –v- Wright [2015] where the husband varied downwards his maintenance obligations to his ex-wife. The case attracted much media attention because the court roundly criticised the wife for having not made sufficient attempts to maximise her own earning position. She claimed she was looking after their ten-year-old daughter. The court disagreed, saying many women with children work and she had no right to expect an income for life from her ex. I am sure thousands of hard working men and women across the country cheered in agreement. The issue of spousal maintenance has become increasingly difficult and reform is urgently needed. One of the proposed statutory amendments is that spousal maintenance should not exceed a term of five years unless “serious financial hardship” is likely. Judges are varied in their approach to postseparation bonuses. In the case of Rossi –vRossi [2006], it was suggested that the payer (let’s call him “husband”) will validly argue that he earned the bonus after separation without the support of the spouse, and that he should therefore keep it. The wife would, however, counterclaim that the husband’s

ability to earn was generated during the marriage to which she had fully contributed. To square the circle, the judge in Rossi found that a post separation bonus received more than 12 months after separation could be less likely to be regarded as matrimonial property and was therefore less likely to be shared. Somewhat differently, in the 2007 case of H –v- H, the judge found that the contribution made by the wife would continue to have some effect for a while after separation and that she should, therefore, receive a share of the husband’s additional earnings/bonus after separation. The court approved a “run off” approach over three years: namely 1/3rd of the husband’s income in the year of separation; 1/6th the following year and 1/12th in the final year. In the important case of H –v- W [2013], the court recommended two budgets in cases where the husband has a significant discretionary element of income. The first budget would be for ordinary/basic expenditure to be largely taken from the husband’s basic income and the second budget would be for additional/discretionary items (which may vary from year to year) and could be taken from the husband’s bonus. The benefit of this approach is that

although the marital partnership had clearly come to an end, there can still be a share of the bonus which is not limited to, for example, just 12 months or even threeyears as in the case of H-v-H. Rather, share of bonus would only be permitted where strict “need” justifies it and not on the abstract basis of “sharing”. A cap on bonus income would therefore be imposed by the court so that the wife did not obtain a huge windfall for which she contributed little. The picture regarding maintenance or split of bonuses is far from clear, it is very fact specific and therefore difficult to predict. What is awaited, and indeed recommended by the Law Commission, is the introduction of a formula to calculate the amount and duration of spousal maintenance and bonuses. Until this is in place, get yourself a good lawyer. Farhana Shahzady, Partner at Bindmans LLP If you would like any further advice on family law, please contact our team at or call 020 7833 4433.

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

Quest: Sculptural Ceramics by Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan 22 February – 15 April Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf Open daily / FREE

Quest, the first collection of monumental sculptural ceramics by Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan, has its London debut in the lobby of One Canada Square. Already known for his largescale garden ceramics, in 2011 he embarked on an ambitious project – a quest – to create works of art in clay.

The artist with three sculptures from his Contemplation series (Photo: Sean Henry)

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

The resulting pieces were made in three different series, reflecting his journey from conception to completion. Combining scale and subtlety, Revelation 2 and Revelation 1 left to right (Photo: Sean Henry) dynamism and reflection, the works on show include five tall ribbed vessels in a Exhibition tour: range of pale hues collectively titled Contemplation; Energy, Tuesday 15 March, four spiralling towers of an 6.30 to 7.15 pm intense matt blue; and three FREE large spheres, titled Revelation. Curator Ann Elliott tours the Energy Two, also in the form exhibition with Alexander of a helix, was made especially Macdonald-Buchanan for the exhibition at Canary Contact Canary Wharf Wharf and, standing at 3.89 Public Art Office at metres high, is his largest sculptural piece to date. to reserve a place

Design, Jubilee Walk

Adrian French

Adrian French briefcases are entirely handmade from beginning to end. All sourced from British suppliers, the hardwood frame is made from steam bent layers of mahogany, with nickel-plated aluminium edging, vegetable-tanned leather sides and an Alcantara interior. In his distinctive style, these natural materials are uniquely blended together to bring the original wooden briefcase into the twentyfirst century. Constantly evolving, they keep their originality through transformation. Each is made to order, and unique in its production.

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

Cubitt Town’s Rain Forest Mural 10 March to 11 May

The word ‘redevelopment’ often strikes fear in the heart of those it impacts. This was the case for many residents on the New Union Wharf Estate on the Isle of Dogs – until, that is, the children from Cubitt Town Junior School (many of whom live on the estate) found themselves involved in designing a rainforest mural to brighten up 200ft of grey hoarding. Working in collaboration with Hills Partnership, East Thames and local artist Murude Mehmet, along with local residents and volunteers, they spent weekends, evenings and art lessons turning the design into reality. Residents now wake up to images of frogs, birds and many other beautiful creatures, instead of a blank grey wall. Cyclists, runners and walkers often comment on the amazing piece of work, which has become a real talking point in the community. Why the rainforest? Although the rainforest only covers six

per cent of the Earth’s surface it contains more than half of the world’s plants and species. Diverse, beautiful and ever changing, each creature and plant has a place and a reason for being, a little like red bricks in the urban environment. Johnson Controls, a business based in Canary Wharf, has financed part of the project, together with East Thames.

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Bartholomew Beal Bartholomew’s paintings explore solitary or contemplative figures, placed in settings that develop the nature of their predicament or mood. Inspired by literature, in recent work he has drawn on Samuel Beckett, T. S. Eliot and Shakespeare’s King Lear, the latter particularly poignant today as we are regularly confronted by images of ‘unaccommodated’ men, women and children, their suffering and yet their dignity and humanity. In saturated colour, composition and definition, each picture swings between blurred abstract shapes and tight figurative painting. An element of uncertainty leaves each painting to be completed by the viewer’s imagination.


WANT A CHALLENGE THIS YEAR? WOULD YOU LIKE TO raise MONEY FOR CHARITY? Canary Wharf Charity Abseil Saturday 14 May 8am-5pm Bank Street, Canary Wharf Sponsorship required FREE TO WATCH

Join other fundraisers as they take on this exclusive challenge by taking the plunge and experiencing Canary Wharf at 230ft. This abseil challenge is open to anyone over 18-years-old and no previous abseiling experience is required as training is provided on the day by fully qualified instructors. Come wanting adventure and with a commitment to raise a minimum of sponsorship for the charity. for more details, see

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Wednesday 7 September 6pm - 8.30pm Throughout Canary Wharf Sponsorship required FREE TO WATCH

events Canary Wharf is the place to visit for a packed schedule of events and entertainment this March

did you know? Canary Wharf offers three hours free parking at weekends and Bank Holidays (Ts&Cs apply), a fantastic events programme of music, film, theatre, dance, art, fashion and more throughout the year, an Everyman Cinema with three screens and free O2 WiFi for everyone. With its vast array of transport connections, there has never been a better time to visit Canary Wharf.

Take up the challenge of completing the Canary Wharf Jog and raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation’s pioneering work preventing heart disease. From the mass warm-up to the finish line, this hugely popular and unique street jog is as much as part of Canary Wharf as its towers, and it attracts many spectators each year. Starting from Canada Square Park, join over 1,000 annual joggers and those new to the experience, as they sprint, jog or stroll the ten km. Places are limited so be sure to register soon via, call 0845 130 8663 or email

virgin london marathon Sunday 24 April All day Throughout Canary Wharf FREE TO WATCH

SAVE THE DATE An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

Tuesday 19 April, East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 7.15pm (doors 6.30pm) tickets £20, group booking offer available

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show, now in its sixth record-breaking year, is a five-star homage to the multi-award winning soundtrack Dirty Dancing. The greatest soundtrack of all time features all-time classics including Be My Baby, Do You Love Me and I’ve Had The Time of My Life. The evening promises to be high energy and emotional, with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia: put your dancing shoes on and get ready to have the time of your life. Audiences are encouraged to get out of their seats and immerse themselves in the summer of 1963. Described by The Stage as “All singing, all dancing, highly watchable entertainment.” The show promises you a night to remember. Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide. Tickets available on the door, subject to availability. Unreserved theatre style seating. Full bar and cloakroom available. Only items purchased on the premises may be consumed., £20 (booking fee applies). Group booking offer available.

Cheer on your friends and family as they pass through Canary Wharf. The 2015 champion Eliud Kipchoge will be running this year, taking on 2014 champion Wilson Kipsang, and Tigist Tufa will be trying to defend her Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 24 April. In the last five years alone, £261.4million has been raised for good causes, and since the race began in 1981, more than £716million has been raised and more than 924,000 runners have taken part. This year, double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes is taking on the challenge. “26.2 miles is a very long way for a long-time retired, middle distance runner,” said Holmes. “I will have to completely change my mindset to train for such a long distance but it’s a challenge that I am now up for.” Make it a fun day out and find time to shop, dine out, enjoy a drink or grab a coffee and sandwich from any of Canary Wharf’s cafes, bars and restaurants. And, don’t forget to cheer on the runners as they dig deep for the strength and energy to get them to the finish line.

did you know? Canary Wharf has five shopping malls, four underground public car parks, over 300 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, 65 permanent public art works, 1000+ free cycling parking spaces, a unique events venue perfect for weddings, exhibitions, parties, launches and more; over 200 Santander Cycle hire docking stations and a stunning Roof Garden located in Crossrail Place.

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news CANARY WHARF’S WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2015 As part of the Canary Wharf Wildlife Photography Competition, employees, tenants, visitors and the community were invited to photograph the diversity of flora and fauna on the Estate. After much deliberation from our panel of judges, the final winners were announced at the Canary Wharf Wildlife Photography Competition Awards 2015 on Tuesday 9 February. The winner of the ‘Under 15’s’ category was Noah Masters. Demi Squires secured the ‘16- 24’ category; both of whom were chosen for their strong stand out images. The winner of the ‘Over 25s’ entry was Christopher Andreou, with his ‘Curious Wagtail’ entry; a perfect image to capture the wildlife on the Estate. To complete the ceremony, judges also decided on an overall winner, which was Christopher Andreou. With the competition now taking place annually, please visit our website for details on wildlife here at Canary Wharf.

CANARY WHARF SUPPORTS ‘BRING YOUR JOB TO SCHOOL DAY’ As part of Canary Wharf’s participation in George Green High School’s ‘Bring your Job to School Day’, members of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited (CWCL) provided talks to share an insight into the range of careers available in the construction industry. With an impending skills shortage and less young people choosing construction as a career path, CWCL will continue to educate local students on the range of careers inthe industry such as engineering, design and safety management. If you are interested in participating in future events at George Green School or would like further information, please visit

Curious-Wagtail by Christopher Andreou

CANARY WHARF SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2015 On Thursday 11 February, Canary Wharf Group held the annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards at The East Wintergarden, the fifteenth awards ceremony to take place on the Estate. As part of the Group’s commitment to fostering social and economic development, the award ceremony aims to encourage sporting excellence and participation. This year’s winner was 16-year-old Tin Tin Ho, whose impressive table tennis achievements certainly impressed the judges. Previously winner of three gold medals in the Under 21 singles, including the Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles, Tin Tin Ho is a major contender to represent Britain in the future. With over 300 attendees, ranging from local sports people to ex England cricketer and winner of Strictly Come Dancing, Mark Ramprakash, the event was a huge success in celebrating many sporting achievements.


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SALES sales manager at Knight Frank Aldgate, comments on the trends in the residential sales market




s we approach the new financial year, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the state of the market and the reaction so far to the upcoming changes in Stamp Duty. 2015 felt very much like a year where buyers were adopting a ‘wait-and-see’ policy; transaction volumes were down and appetite became more price sensitive than in previous years. Despite this, price growth continued in the City and the City Fringe markets at a rate of 5.7 per cent during 2015. The Chancellor’s announcement of an additional levy on those buying second or additional properties has resulted in a distinct increase in stock versus 2015, with sellers attempting to secure a sale prior to the changes taking effect. However, it has by no means resulted in the flood of properties to the market that some predicted. With specific regard to Aldgate and the City markets, we have seen uptake continue to be strong in areas where buyers see comparative value versus more established areas in central London. Buyers are certainly seeing better value at the lower price points in Aldgate at the moment. Developments like Goodman’s Fields in Aldgate have brought considerable interest and capital to the area and this will certainly have a knock-on effect on surrounding values as the development progresses. Proximity to the City and links to the rest of Central London twinned with a great deal of investment in the area suggest that the likelihood of significant capital growth in the coming years remains strong, but this may be tempered by mid-term oversupply. It is likely that we will have a clearer picture of the reaction to the Stamp Duty changes in the months following April. What remains clear is that appetite will remain stronger in emerging areas like Aldgate that appeal to buyers, who, over the past year, have appeared more value-driven and considerably more conscious in picking the right areas in which to invest.

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Home cinema John D Wood & Co., a London and country estate agent, secured itself a top spot on the big screen last month. Welcome Home, a 60-second commercial, forms part of the estate agent’s marketing strategy, which saw it work with Brighton-based video agency, SeeThat. The aim was to deliver content that would resonate with viewers on a very human level, while protecting the integrity and heritage of John D Wood & Co. The commercial was written and directed by Sam Widdows, who’s previously worked on commercial campaigns for the likes of HSBC and Guinness.

dinner with hermÈs The late artist and naturalist Robert Dallet observed, studied and sketched animals and their habitats throughout his life, creating his own pictorial inventory of the natural world. A meeting with Hermès’ CEO Jean-Louis Dumas in 1984 was the beginning of a long-standing collaboration – launched with Dallet’s prints appearing on two scarf designs – and the collaboration continues today with the tribute Carnets d’Équateur porcelain collection. Featuring Dallet’s detailed first sketches and finished works, the pieces in white and jade green depict an array of wildlife from the Amazon Parrot to the Spider Monkey and include plates, a teapot, vases and a soup tureen.


NEWS THE FINE PRINT Fabric creator Voyage Decoration has launched its colourful Iridescence collection of digitally printed fabrics and wall art for S/S16. The individual, hand-drawn and painted designs use watercolour techniques to depict swirling abstract and floral patterns, which are then printed on locally sourced linen and velvet in the Glasgow workshop. Colours are bright and bold with splashes of fuschia and indigo. Wall art has a matte finish on heavyweight paper and is sold by the metre in wide strips for easy wall application. Elsewhere, Voyage Maison offers complementary patterned homeware such as cushions, throws, lampshades and seating.

A BRASSERIE BY THE BRIDGE The first flagship restaurant for Berkeley Homes’ One Tower Bridge has been announced. Caprice Holdings Ltd will open a new Ivy brasserie in the premium riverfront-facing restaurant space, which spans almost 8,000 sqft. The area will offer some of the most spectacular views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, and boast a generous terrace overlooking Potters Fields Park and the River Thames. This follows last year’s announcement of a new, 900-seat theatre, which will be run by The London Theatre Company, opening in summer 2017. Visitor numbers are set to rise with the redevelopment of London Bridge Station, increasing from 67 million to 75 million by 2018.;


associate at Knight Frank Aldgate, comments on the trends in the residential lettings market


ince we left behind the slower winter months and have rushed headlong into the busy postChristmas period, we have experienced incredible uptake in both the number of properties available and also the number of transactional business taking place. The overwhelmingly positive news of today’s market is that tenancies are up 5.6 per cent on last year, with high numbers commencing in January and a strong showing running all the way up to the end of the financial year. The main negatives surround pricing; whilst asking prices are continuing to hold strong, we are seeing a clear disparity between the initial asking price and the eventual achieved price, as supply vastly outweighs demand. Two factors seem to be holding a particularly strong sway over the current rental market with a raft of tax changes forcing vendor’s hands and flushing lots of stock (and in some instances prospective tenants) to the market. Vendors uncertain of the implications of the tax changes, and buyers shying away from committing to a purchase are driving a busy and competitive market. The second factor influencing today’s rental market is a volatile economic backdrop, including continued slowdown in China and tumbling oil prices. Global uncertainty continues as companies show a level of trepidation over costs, meaning employers and employees alike are looking to reduce costs, and housing budgets remain one of the easiest ways to claw back stalling revenues. To conclude, whilst we are operating in a busy rental market, we are operating in a tough marketplace, with tenant strength reaching new heights. My advice to landlords would be to continue to strive to provide best in class properties and furnishings. The market is valuing the quality of a product over all else and the best properties are still renting well, while weaker properties are sitting among the high volumes of stock on offer.

Knight Frank Aldgate 020 3823 9930


Parkview Apartments, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Brand new apartments for sale A selection of brand new one and two bedroom apartments on the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth floors of Parkview Apartments providing a contemporary interior throughout along with private balconies and access to a communal roof terrace with far reaching views. Leasehold

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Pan Peninsula, South Quay E14 A beautifully presented duplex apartment with views towards Canary Wharf, the River Thames and the City skyline. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, terrace, 3 balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Approximately 166.36 sq m (1,791 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112


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Pan Peninsula, South Quay E14 A grand three bedroom apartment located on the forty-fourth floor with spectacular panoramic views across London. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 terraces, 2 balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Approximately 225.57 sq m (2,428 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112

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A luxury one bedroom apartment located on the twenty-eighth floor with far reaching views. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, concierge, private parking. EPC: B. Approximately 56 sq m (596 sq ft). Available furnished. Office: 020 3641 9294

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Pan Peninsula, South Quay E14 A stunning four bedroom penthouse apartment occupying the thirtyninth and fourtieth floors with 360 degree views across London. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 terraces, 7 balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Available furnished or unfurnished. Office: 020 3641 9294

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China Court, Wapping E1W


Modern and light third floor flat in a desirable block. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, 2 balconies, parking space and estate manager. EPC: C. Approximately 61 sq m (663 sq ft). Available furnished. Office: 020 8166 5369

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Hermitage Court, Wapping E1W Stunning contemporary flat with views of Tower Bridge. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, underground parking and daytime porter. EPC: C. Available furnished. Office: 020 8166 5369

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Ontario Point, Canada Water, SE16 Two bedroom apartment

A striking two bedroom apartment in Ontario Point, part of the Maple Quays development at Canada Water. The property comprises of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen. This fabulous apartment also benefits from underfloor heating throughout and comfort cooling in the living area and master bedroom with an en suite shower room.

Canada Water station, which benefits from access to the Jubilee line (only one stop to Canary Wharf) and also the London Overground service (direct links to Highbury & Islington via Shoreditch High Street, which itself is only a few minutes’ walk to Liverpool Street) is right on the doorstep. This property is available to let immediately on a furnished basis.

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Whitby House, Docklands, E14 One bedroom apartment

A lovely one double bedroom apartment in Whitby House which is situated within the ever popular Landmark East Tower.

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Lumina Building, Docklands, E14 Two bedroom apartment

This stunning 7th floor two bedroom apartment offers spectacular views across the dock and the Canary Wharf business estate. Totalling 823 square feet the apartment is light and spacious, with floor to ceiling windows located in the living area with access to the balcony. The apartment includes a modern open plan kitchen, spacious master bedroom with

access to the private balcony and en suite and bathroom. Further benefits include 24 hour concierge and a secure underground parking space. Canary Wharf is situated within 450 metres of the development and offers an abundance of shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities as well as DLR and Jubilee line underground rail connections.

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With a number of London underground and Docklands Light Railway stations within walking distance, London Dock offers quick and easy access to the main financial centres of the City and Canary Wharf, as well as the exciting cultural and creative neighbourhoods of Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Bermondsey.

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STATE OF THE MARKET the Estate Agency Checklist JASON TAYLOR, sales director at Franklyn James Estate Agents, comments on the state of the residential property market


The Ides Of March ALASDAIR CARPENTER, managing director of Lourdes Estate Agents, comments on the state of the residential property market


lthough estate agencies may look the same from the outside, the foundations on which they are built, the mechanics of how they are run and the company ethos can differ vastly. At Franklyn James, we ensure that every property we advertise for sale looks its very best from day one, in order to draw as much web traffic as possible. We carefully word property descriptions and all of our sales properties have a range of professional photos, a detailed floor plan and an Energy Performance Certificate included, so our clients can be sure their properties will stand out from the competition. As soon as a property advert goes live it is our job to garner attention, including from the applicants who are registered across Franklyn James’ four offices. The key to achieving the best possible price for our clients is solid market knowledge translated into correct pricing from the outset and this – coupled with experienced, reliable and professional staff – is a winning formula. Having mature staff who have been with our company for a long time means they know the history of each development, not only in terms of how property values within the development have changed over time, but also in terms of who the management company is, when internal redecorations were last carried out and how quickly the lift gets repaired when it breaks down. All of this information is very valuable in assisting a purchaser to make informed decisions. A mistake made by many estate agents is that once a sale has been agreed, the transaction is then left to proceed unchecked and there is little communication with solicitors. At Franklyn James the agreement of a sale is just the beginning. We believe open lines of communication and regular, clear updates are essential if a sale is to make it through to the exchange stage. The saying ‘no news is good news’ might apply in certain situations, but when it comes to property transactions – no news is definitely no use. So, when choosing an estate agent, make sure you look at everything it has to offer. Its level of attention to detail will always impact how successful your property sale is.

he first of April looms ominously on the horizon. This is the date when the recent changes in stamp duty for those buying a second home in the UK come into force. Buyers who already own a home in the UK will then be subject to an additional three per cent on the existing level of stamp duty. I can’t help but think this is the most ill-thought-out piece of legislation that has been introduced during my 15 years of working in the property industry. In that period, I have witnessed numerous ineffective and irrelevant government initiatives imposed on the housing market, home information packs being a good example. This latest move however is, in my opinion, not only poorly thought out but also potentially very damaging. The increased levy on buy-to-let investors may well stem the tide of investment into the UK housing market but what happens further down the line when there is a tangible shortage of private rental properties? Basic economic principles determine that prices of rental properties will rise sharply. This will directly affect young people who are trying to save for a deposit on their first home – the very people the government claim they are trying to help. That is, unless they intend to impose rent control at some stage. I think the government has neglected to consider the sheer amount of revenue, jobs and industry that is created from investment into the UK housing market. Most of the property market ills could be cured by creating a regulated marketplace, as has been adopted by almost every developed country in the world. The government seem hell-bent on doing everything they can to interfere in the housing market apart from doing the one thing that they need to. Interesting times lie ahead.

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Leeward Court, West Wapping E1W

Burr Close, St Katharine’s Dock E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1st floor 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom modern ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1980’s built 2 double bedroom duplex apartment built apartment within this popular West Wapping gated development. The apartment within this popular St Katharine’s Dock development. The apartment benefits from Wellington Terrace, Wapping E1W £695,000 comprises of a lounge with fully fitted kitchen, en-suite bathroom and family bathroom. kitchen, lounge, laminate wood floor. Garage. Views of St Katharine’s Dock. Close 2 double bedroom, 2 storey house set within this gated CCTV development. fitted The property has been fully modernised to include Floor to ceiling window in the lounge with Westerly facing views over residents to Tower Hill station and the City of London. double glazing, replacement ceilings, wood floors, , alarm, central heating system operated via remote control, smart phone or communal gardens and the Shard. Video-entry phone system. Laminate wood flooring. internet. Lounge. Fully fitted kitchen. Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Garden. Secure Underground parking space. Allocated parking space.

Potential to extend into the loft subject to planning permission. £650,000 Close to Wapping station and local amenities.

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Chancellor House, Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 1 bedroom apartment within this ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this stunning 2 double bedroom ‘mansion block’ style popular West Wapping development. The apartment benefits from separate fully fitted apartment set within this popular development within the heart of Wapping. The Tudor Tower SE1 £1,595,000 kitchen,House, 3 piece bathroom suite,Bridge, lounge, private terrace and laminate wood floor. Secure apartment benefits from a fully fitted kitchen, lounge, 4 piece bathroom suite, Upvc 6thunderground floor luxuryparking 2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, PlanClose Reception Room, large balcony. Master bedroom with en-suite space. Residence communal courtyard.Open Porterage. to St double glazing and laminate wood flooring. Located close to Wapping station, local bus andKatharine’ walk inswardrobe. Modern Integrated Kitchen, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter byroutes Harrods Estates, Residents Gymnasium, Swimming Dock and Tower Hill station. and amenities.

£495,000 Pool, Lifts to all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance to London Bridge.

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Royal Tower Lodge, Tower Hill E1

ea2 are pleased to offer to let this modern built 3 bedroom, 3 storey townhouse within this popular gated development within the heart of Wapping. The property comprises per week of lounge, newly fitted kitchen, dining room, master bedroom£1,300 with en-suite shower ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a room, family bathroom, utility room with separate Wc and garden. Laminate wood very unique property and has views over the canal. Would suit 6 professional people. Close to and Tower Hillspace. and Close Wapping floors. Garden. Garage parking to Wapping Station, local bus routes and amenities. Overground and close to Waitrose.

ea2 are pleased to offer to let this 3rd floor 1 bedroom ex local authority flat. Lounge with views of River Thames. Fitted kitchen. 3 Piece bathrooms suite. Close to Tower Hill Roding E1W stations and StMews, Katharine’Wapping s Dock.

ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this 3 bedroom 4th floor brand new build apartment ea2 are pleased to offer for let this 2 double bedroom modern built apartment within within this secure popular development. The apartment benefits from open plan lounge this popular gated West Wapping development. The apartment comprises of lounge, and fully fitted kitchen, en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom with further fitted kitchen, 2 bathrooms, wood flooring and an allocated parking space.The Cascades Tower,laminate Docklands E14 £500 per family week bathroom, mood lighting,Comprising laminate wood flooring and 2 terraces with South East views. apartment been re-furbished throughout a high apartment standard including brand good modern 2 doublehas bedroom, 2 bathroom 11thtofloor within thisnew secure development. a reception Close to St& Katherine’ s Dock, the City additional of London and Tower Hill station. quality appliances. Close to St fitted Katharine’ s Dock,master Tower Hill station andwith Waitrose. roomkitchen with water/ City views, kitchen, bedroom walk-in wardrobe en suite bathroom,

Rental Price: £500 Swimming Per Week Rental Price: £795 Per Week shower room. Balcony. pool, Gymnasium & Tennis court. Concierge.

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AGENT FOCUS: JOHNS&CO On Home Soil As JOHNS&CO celebrates the success it has had in just two short years, the Canary Wharf team prepares for further growth with a new and improved E14 office


OHNS&CO Canary Wharf is moving to a brand new, bigger headquarters on Marsh Wall this spring. John Morley, founder and managing director of JOHNS&CO, spotted the area’s potential while working as head of International Sales at Ballymore and, convinced of the area’s future success, it became JOHNS&CO’s first base two years ago. The new and improved E14 headquarters will be the company’s fifth office in the capital, with another three openings planned for the coming year, in addition to offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. Present throughout east London with involvement in high profile developments such as Royal Wharf, London City Island, The Wardian and New Providence Wharf, the Marsh Wall office will strategically situate JOHNS&CO in its operational heartland and provide a central base from which to expand further. Being in the centre of London’s highest salaried postcode, it will also

be surrounded by potential buyers, landlords and tenants looking for luxury property within easy reach of the office. At just 31, Morley has positioned the company as a front runner in the luxury lettings, sales and property management markets, thanks to an unrivalled knowledge of the market in key London regeneration areas. Over the last 12 months in particular, the company has seen an increase in revenue of more than 200 per cent and the number of employees has almost doubled. Two new appointments have been particularly significant. Clynton Nel joins from Hamptons International as residential director, helping to build the business and continue its already rapid growth trajectory, while Chris Boswell, also from Hamptons International, will head up lettings in east London – one of the company’s key growth areas – to help implement a strategy for future sustained expansion.

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“We are delighted to be moving into our prominent new office which will situate us in the heart of one of London’s fastest growing areas. Not only will this provide a base from which to continue our expansion, but it will position us at the forefront of London’s growth,” says Morley. The last ten years have been a golden age for regenerating under-used areas of the city, giving way to new neighbourhoods and laying the infrastructure for the creation of residential and commercial hubs. Canary Wharf is progressing rapidly, with its 110,000 strong workforce expected to double over the next two decades and property prices predicted to increase by up to 50 per cent in the next five years. Furthermore, rental yields have grown as much as six per cent in east London compared to around three per cent in areas of central London. The arrival of Crossrail in 2018 is expected to further bolster the area and magnify its already expansive transport connections – the property investment and buy-to-let opportunities are thriving. And JOHNS&CO has positioned itself right in the action. JOHNS&CO, 70 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9SL, 020 7118 0200

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A fine example of a detached family home built by the renowned builder Noel Rees in the early 1930s. Situated just 1 mile from Petts Wood Station, the property comprises five double bedrooms, three bathrooms, four reception rooms, and a large kitchen/breakfast room. 1/2 acre plot with space for extension.

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Beautiful six bedroom three storey Victorian villa with many original features. The property boasts a 128ft secluded rear garden and off-street parking. • Six Bedrooms • Three Bathrooms

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HOMES TO VIEW FOYLE ROAD SE3 – FREEHOLD An exceptional family home providing sumptuous accommodation arranged over four floors. Situated in the Westcombe Park area, this property is beautifully presented offering family friendly living and excellent entertaining space along with a large westfacing back garden. The house opens to an impressive entrance hallway with ornate tiled floor and staircase to the upper floors. The reception room features two fireplaces and is also incredibly bright, owing to the large windows at the front and back. The lower ground floor comprises of a large, bespoke fitted kitchen with wood flooring and ample room for an eight seater dining table. The kitchen is flanked by a cosy family room and a conservatory which in turn leads to the garden via bi-folding doors. Upstairs there are five double bedrooms offering exquisite features such as cast iron tile fireplaces and high ceilings, and two recently installed bathrooms which have been fitted with luxurious fixtures. The nearest main line station is Westcombe Park which provides regular services to Cannon Street and London Bridge. The DLR at Greenwich and Jubilee line at North Greenwich can be accessed by regular bus services from nearby stops.

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HARDY ROAD SE3 – FREEHOLD An outstanding eight bedroom Victorian property located in the Westcombe Park conservation area. HARDY ROAD SE3 – FREEHOLD £2,500,000 – 8 bedrooms EPC rating: E | Ref: BLK150027

Extending to 4,165 sq ft and with accommodation arranged over three floors this is a substantial family home which provides ample space for living and entertaining. The ground floor comprises of four well proportioned reception rooms arranged around a central entrance hallway. The principal reception rooms have retained their original period features of high decorative ceilings with cornice and coving and deep skirting. These are complimented by the addition of a cleverly designed conservatory which opens from the kitchen and drawing room to overlook the rear garden. Upstairs there are six double and two single bedrooms which are serviced by three bathrooms and separate cloakroom. Westcombe Park station is just a short walk away and provides frequent services to Cannon Street and London Bridge. Further transport links in Greenwich, such as the DLR and Jubilee line, are easily accessible by bus, or alternatively for those who like to cycle, Canary Wharf is only a short and pleasant ride away.

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COMPANY PROFILE: UNNA The Picture of Paradise

A life in Barbados with the sea, sun and a cocktail in hand seems hard to beat but when UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences is involved the stakes are raised

Golf is a popular sport in Barbados, and around 50 per cent of visitors play while visiting Saint Peter’s Bay or Port Ferdinand. To help you enjoy the game a little more, top professional golf coach Nick Bradley is available at the Golf Studio at Port Ferdinand in March and April, for guests to book personalised tuition and refine their skills.


rriving at the airport after a long journey is a dangerous affair. The lack of sleep, swollen ankles and long passport queues can turn even the most calm person into a nightmare, even if the place they have just landed is Barbados. The team at UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences have thought of this and are there to meet and greet guests with a fast-track airport service. They ensure that residents are the first people out of the airport and are shuttled to one of the two picturesque resorts quicker than you can say ‘rum punch’. The first of UNNA’s properties on the west coast is Saint Peter’s Bay, a resort of 57 ocean-facing apartments, ranging from $1.795 m for a 2,700 sqft ground floor three-bedroom apartment to $6.5 m for a 6,300 sqft five-bedroom penthouse. Each property, which can be rented out with help from UNNA, overlooks a white sandy beachfront and is designed with dark wood, traditional Bajan architecture and soft, plush furnishings. The penthouse apartments are the most impressive, with stunning 360-degree views from the roof terrace across the ocean and luscious green landscape of the island. The lounge area up there can be catered for by a dumb waiter that

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goes straight to the resort’s kitchens below. In the rest of the property, spacious living areas, en suite bathrooms and a neat kitchen strike the balance between homecomforts and ideal entertaining space. There is easy access to the front door via an elevator and direct access via a ‘bikini lift’ to the beach at the rear. The resort also offers a gym, private training room and a small hair salon on site, but the main attraction is the poolside Gazebo Bar and Grill which serves breakfast, lunch and supper and is a great place to meet other residents and guests. Port Ferdinand is the other of the two resorts managed by UNNA, situated nearby just a few minutes’ drive north of Speightstown. Arriving by water taxi is the best way to view the vista of these 82 residences; the turquoise waters of the Port Ferdinand Marina and the gleaming white bedroom apartments (from $2.25 m for a two-bed home to $7.75 m for the five-bedroom penthouse) resting on the harbour look like a postcard of paradise. There are two design styles available, one with dark wood hues and marble flooring and the other with light maple woodwork coupled with neutral limestone. The latter is simply exquisite in the four-bedroom penthouse when decorated with


light cream furnishings and colourful paintings, and is even more impressive when lit up by the sun through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Each residence has hand-crafted coral-rendered walls, locally made oak cupboards and concealed air conditioning and four of them come with their own private swimming pools. The exterior is just as impressive, with pot plants and palm trees adorning the walkway and a berth (there are 120 in total) outside the front door. There is certainly no chance of getting bored here; the amenities are extensive. There is a modern gym, business centre, the fine-dining restaurant 13°/59°, and the Quarterdeck Bar and Pizzeria with a pool (which serves a great variety of crispy thin pizzas and Italian-inspired nibbles). And if this isn’t enough to entertain your family or guests, further around the marina is a kids’ play area next to a trickling waterfall, the Sandbox Tree Spa in a stunningly quiet leafy gully (drop a pin and you’ll hear it), as well as an adult play area with activities and golf simulator – Nick Bradley is just one of the names who come to offer residents a few tips on their game. Both sister resorts share facilities so there is never a dull moment and the UNNA concierge can also advise residents on what to do around the island. A trip on a chartered catamaran from Port Ferdinand Marina is one of the best ways to enjoy Barbados. Alternatively, try the catch of the day at local fine dining restaurants from the best seats in the house or pop down to Holetown for some luxury shopping at Burberry, Louis Vuitton or Michael Kors. Whether you opt for an apartment on the marina or the beach, it will undoubtedly be a great investment, either as a turn-key family residence or as a holiday home to rent out; Port Ferdinand

apartments are predicted to rent from $650 per night for a two-bed in the summer, nearing $2,785 for a three-bed during the peak season in winter. But the key selling point seems to be the services, facilities and support that UNNA provide, which cost an average of $2,000 a month. Staff are friendly, welcoming and extremely efficient in ensuring that everyone has the best time in the Caribbean, whether that’s trying out waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet-skiing, snorkelling or turtlewatching; a personal yoga session; a private dining experience or using the nannying services. It is so easy to get used to this lifestyle that when you lock up and leave and return to the sharp reality of London, you’ll be wondering where your meet and greet is, not to mention that cool glass of punch.

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LONDON’S ULTIMATE WATER FEATURE Located in Canary Wharf, on the docks of the Thames, only the water stands between you and uninterrupted views of the city skyline. The building has been designed to refl ect the ripples from the water below, while Brazilian-style winter gardens create natural spaces fl ooded with light. The property is the pinnacle of style and character, offering exclusive homes with warmth and personality unlike any others along the waterside. Dollar Bay is a unique building that truly stands apart. Prices from £1,575,000* for a 2 bed duplex and £1,540,000* for a 3 bed. To book an appointment call +44 (0)20 7205 4063

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Diana Alam, Head of Residential Development Sales, JLL Demand for Stratford has grown year on year. Take Unex Tower, where we recently achieved £730 psf on a unit purchased off-plan in 2012 for £430 psf. This 40 per cent increase is not uncommon and reflects the area’s great potential.

JLL is about to open a new office in Stratford, is this an area that’s showing real potential? It is four years since the London 2012 Olympics where Stratford was host to so many memorable moments for Great Britain, and there is no question that this event irrevocably changed the area in terms of its contribution to London. A post-Olympic legacy has transformed this east London ‘village’ into a shopping and leisure destination in its own right, as well as an emerging residential hotspot. The Games were won in large part because of the strong legacy programme embedded in the bid. New homes led this programme, notably beginning with the creation of London’s largest 100 per cent private rental accommodation block at East Village – the former Athlete’s Village – and the results have been a phenomenal success. Historically the area was not portrayed very positively but now, after the redrawing of the London Underground


map making Stratford station a Zone 2 location, it is acknowledged as part of central London with the axis of the capital shifting slowly eastwards. This year, will Stratford attract more investors, or owner-occupiers? And who has the most to gain from looking to buy in and around Stratford? From a residential market perspective, Stratford has clearly transformed and we expect strong demand in 2016 from both owner-occupiers and investors. The Games drove real estate investment on an unprecedented scale, anchored by lifestyle amenities. The development of new homes built in the town centre has been significant since 2008, which has brought a steady influx of new people into the community. Importantly, this is now gaining momentum. The rapid house price growth across London is encouraging people to look differently at areas they may have previously overlooked. Stratford offers some of

the best value in Zone 2, ensuring that demand for housing is set to continue. What are your predictions for the housing market in Stratford in 2016? We will undoubtedly see some strong growth in the housing market within the Stratford area over the course of 2016. Given the great level of transport and access to key employment areas such as Canary Wharf and the City of London, we believe Stratford and its surrounds will become a great option for owneroccupiers and investors alike. Looking further ahead towards 2018, Stratford is set to see some key employers moving to the area, including the Financial Conduct Authority, which will bring with it circa 2,000 jobs. This will coincide with the delivery of London’s new Crossrail underground system which is set to revolutionise transport throughout London. JLL’s Stratford office is opening in February 2016.

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YOUR CITY, YOUR SPACE. YOUR LIFESTYLE. Ideally positioned in the heart of the capital, London Dock is a unique lifestyle destination. Stunning apartments surrounded by landscaped squares and gardens, shops, bars, restaurants and an exclusive range of hotel-style residents’ facilities, all within minutes of the City and Canary Wharf. Discover London Dock.

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Register early for the new Hudson Collection launching 23rd April from our on-site Marketing Suite The Madison, a breathtaking 53 storey residential landmark tower, is proud to announce the release of its new Hudson Collection from levels 30 to 51. Reaching up to the 51st floor, the apartments of the Hudson Collection will offer breathtaking views across Canary Wharf, the River Thames and the O2. Experience the private residents’ Highline Club with its beautifully appointed lounge bar, first-class gym, high-tech meeting area and screening room, complemented by an elegant spa and pool.


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Here in Barbados, every day is just waiting for you to design it. From diving our wrecks and working up an appetite for the day’s catch. To sporting action on land and sea – or total inaction involving a lounger, a book and a glass. We’ve also taken the magic inside. Our architect-designed two to five bedroom residences are exquisitely finished, and located right on the shoreline.

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BROOK VALLEY GARDENS, CHIPPING BARNET, EN5 2FH 2 & 3 bed homes from £499,950 to £590,000 Telephone: 020 8440 1872

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100% PART EXCHANGE* Plot 1, The Belmont, our stunning 4 bed end-terraced show home, offers 2,320 sq ft of space, with double garage (24’1” x 20’7”), open plan kitchen/ dining area with French doors leading onto the garden. Complete with all fixtures and fittings. Ready for immediate occupation. Priced at £1,150,000

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Prestige Property As we approach the end of the financial year, now may be the time to consider investing in property. This month, Galliard Homes, CALA Homes and Barratt Homes, put forward three notable new builds, which all promise to yield sizeable returns.

THE STAGE Galliard Homes and Cain Hoy, alongside other joint venture partners, are redeveloping the original 2.3 acre site of William Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre, where it is believed plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first staged. The theatre’s sunken remains will be unearthed and showcased in a public square at the centre of the development. In contrast, the 37-storey residential tower is strikingly modern, and offers 412 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and

four-bedroom duplex penthouses. Lifestyle facilities include a business centre with boardroom, screening room, 24-hour concierge services and a Sky bar and terrace on the 32nd floor. Residents will also receive a complimentary three year fitness club membership. The Stage launches on 17 March from the marketing suite at The Viaduct, Fairchild Place.

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Barratt London’s prestigious new development is situated in the heart of the City on the north bank of the Thames. Its two interconnected buildings, due to complete in 2018, will be a mix of 165 one-bedroom suites, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The Private Residents’ Club allows for entertaining with a lounge and cinema room, while private gardens and a health suite with a 20-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room are ideal

for relaxation time. Its prime riverside location means that over 80 per cent of the buildings are made from glass to maximise views. Interiors have been inspired by The Barcelona Pavilion – an early example of architecture’s Modern Movement constructed from glass, steel and marble.

from £750,000

Landmark Place, EC3 020 7048 0344

MILLBROOK Park CALA Homes has opened its newest show home at its North London development, Millbrook Park, for the final phase of sales. A townhouse spread over three-storeys with a garden at the rear, it showcases the larger three- and four-bedroom houses that are available on the development. Alongside these, the site also offers 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Larger than average windows offer particularly bright rooms while clever storage solutions allow the flowing spaces to remain uncluttered. The properties are set within 14 acres of park and open countryside – with private and communal gardens – but despite the leafy surroundings, the development has easy access to Mill Hill East underground station. Other local amenities include a golf club and equestrian centre.

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Discover London’s youngest landmark Now Launched Berkeley Homes and Foster + Partners are proud to present South Quay Plaza, two iconic buildings just moments from Canary Wharf. At 68 storeys and with world class facilities, South Quay Plaza will redefine London living.

Suites, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available For further information, please call 020 3811 1680 or email Details are correct at time of going to press and subject to apartment type and availability. Computer generated image depicts South Quay Plaza. Š DBOX for Berkeley Homes. Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

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Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.