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064 | A Model Recommends… The beauty secrets of model Ruth Crilly 072 | At home with… Robert Emmett, founder and owner of Emmett London We visit the home of tailor turned businessman Robert Emmett 078 | Jaeger-Masters Jaeger is the British style label undergoing a revival in fortunes 086 | Can you eat your way stress-free? Recipes that will improve your mood
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025 | TAG’s new IT girl Queen of social media Cara Delevingne
097 | Bucket List Lodge in style with National Geographic
027 | Watch news
099 | Travel news
028 | That time again High-end timepieces at the SIHH 25th anniversary trade fair
100 | City break: Hong Kong Balancing urban and rural life in Asia
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083 | Invest in memories Buy a piece of The Ivy
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084 | Food and drink news Fairtrade fortnight and detox inspiration
032 | Jewellery news
BUSINESS 069 | International women’s day Promoting gender equality in the workplace 071 | Business digest
MOTORING 111 | Rise of the machines An event for the motoring calendar
113 | Cayman heads for the race track A bargain Porsche, who knew 114 | Electrifying A convincing all-electric luxury car experience
085 | Dispatches from the kitchen table Home comforts at Tom’s Kitchen
PROPERTY 118 | Property news New season interiors, hot property, and the market trends 147 | State of the market Hear from the experts 160 | City life in focus Welcoming Life Residential to E14 164 | Development showcase Canalside living and industrial heritage 170 | Insider knowledge The impact of Crossrail
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Contributors ACTING Editor Gabrielle Lane contributing editors Richard Brown, Lauren Romano Assistant editor Aimee Latimer Editorial assistant Melissa Emerson Motoring Editor Matthew Carter
Matthew, motoring expert and former editor of Autocar and Classic and Sports Car, introduces an electric car he admires – the Tesla Model S
Collection Editor Annabel Harrison General Manager Fiona Fenwick Senior Designer Lisa Wade
Having exhibited with Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst, artist Andrew Penketh takes an innovative approach to photographing S/S 15 accessories
As a contributor to Esquire, FT and editor of City AM’s quarterly watch supplement, Alex is well-positioned to report on prestigious watch trade show SIHH
Production Hugo Wheatley Alex Powell Oscar Viney Alice Ford Property Director Samantha Ratcliffe Executive Director Sophie Roberts Editor-in-Chief Lesley Ellwood
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With more than ten years’ experience at publications including The Telegraph, Phillip captures bright and bold new looks in our fashion shoot
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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated” – Oscar Wilde
ccording to the British Fashion Council, by next year the men’s fashion industry will be worth £11.5bn. If this estimate is achieved, in 2016 men will be spending more than women on clothes. This is just one of the surprising facts we discovered in the course of researching this style issue. On page 20, Melissa Emerson explains how the growth of the sector is fuelling investment in menswear illustration as an art form – and valuations are relatively accessible. Then, tailor-cum-entrepreneur Robert Emmett shares the lessons he’s learned in the business as he invites us into his London home, which just happens to be situated directly opposite one of his stores (page 72). Elsewhere, Jaeger is one brand busy re-writing its rule book this season. Its creative director Sheila McKain-Waid is opting for pared-down styles and luxury materials as part of a deliberate reinvention of the British clothing brand. Lauren Romano meets her to talk strategy and tempting new designs, on page 78. But don’t go shopping before reading our interview with MR PORTER’s US Editor Dan Rookwood (page 40). The well-dressed Brit has taken his penchant for brogues and pocket squares Stateside as the e-commerce giant’s New York-based style guru – and with more than 180 brands at his fingertips, he tells us what’s actually in his wardrobe. That said, the quickest way to master the essentials is with our pick of key pieces – as named by some of London’s leading fashion buyers (page 38) and by taking notes from our very special accessories shoot (page 46) photographed against the Canary Wharf skyline.
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The agenda What to see, know and do this month WORDS: Aimee latimer & Melissa Emerson
TECHNOLOGY Sounds smart Bang & Olufsen has turned things up to 11 in the stereo world by introducing a world first – a touchsensitive wood interface. The technology has been built into the new BeoSound Moment, a wireless device that integrates all your music and streaming services into one. The BeoSound Moment also has PatternPlay, a system that learns what your household likes to hear at different times of day, and adapts its settings accordingly. Plus, it sports two faces – one an aluminium interface and the previously mentioned touchsensitive solid wood panel designed to integrate into your interior. On the metallic side there’s a MoodWheel, where you select the desired mood and it builds a playlist for you using music-on-demand site Deezer’s vast catalogue. Mood: excited. BeoSound Moment, £1,795, Bang & Olufsen, South Colonnade
The House of Dior has launched Dior New Couture by Patrick Demarchelier; a book that celebrates the relationship between the fashion house and the famed French photographer. The book features hundreds of exclusive photos taken of gowns ranging from Monsieur Dior’s very first creations to the line’s latest designs under Raf Simons. The core theme of the work is the ever-changing Dior silhouette and its trademark architectural lines and curves. Each silhouette and gown is shot in a different location, from deserted suburbs to the grandeur of Versailles, in this striking book that captures the journey of an iconic brand. Dior New Couture by Patrick Demarchelier, £70, dior.com
Timeless Bracelet, POA, Delfina Delettrez, delfinadelettrez.com
Cashmere scarf, £695, Burberry, uk.burberry.com
Moon tote, £995, J.W.Anderson, farfetch.com
Living Lalique, £69, Lalique, living.lalique.com
Roses, from £59, Roses Only, rosesonly.co.uk
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giving it your all ‘Adventure philanthropy’ company Inspired Escapes has just launched the Inspired 50 network. Funded by City Bridge Trust’s philanthropy initiative, the network of ambassadors aims to foster a charitable culture in the next generation of professionals within the City and Canary Wharf. The network will publicise the extreme expeditions undertaken for charitable causes by its 50 members – from desert runs to ocean rowing. It can also advise anyone wishing to undertake a similar challenge on how best to directly support and fundraise for local projects. One of its members is Daniel Bouskila: by day he’s an engineer working across the City and Canary Wharf and in his free time is an expedition leader, heading up operations for Ascent Mountaineering. Using experience he gained from working alongside the Army and Marines, he guides young professionals safely through extreme adventures, with the challengers raising money for their chosen charities. inspired50.com
Castle fine art exhibitions Canary Wharf’s Castle Fine Art gallery is displaying a combined exhibition of works by the renowned artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and John Myatt, ending mid March. Three collections are being shown: Salvador Dalí’s Of Time & Space, which includes the artist’s famous melting clocks representing how time is relative and not fixed; Pablo Picasso’s Important Works on Paper, a historic collection of his earliest posters which were made during his time spent in the southern French coastal town of Vallauris in the 1940s and 1950s, and selected paintings from John Myatt’s The Masters collection, an artist who rose to fame through copying famous works in a sting that was dubbed “the biggest art fraud of the 20th century” by Scotland Yard. castlegalleries.com
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A beautifully illustrated 240-page history of Paris’ infamous Place Vendôme, a decadently beautiful square where royalty, high society and the rich and famous have partied since the time of Louis XIV. Place Vendôme by Alexis Gregory, £55, assouline.com
In SIR, world-renowned photographer Mario Testino exhibits more than 300 prints in what has been dubbed a study of the changing face of men. Only 1,000 numbered copies of the book were made, each signed by Testino himself. SIR by Mario Testino, £450, taschen.com
Sharing his lesser known talent for photography, Lenny Kravitz turns the lens back on the paparazzi, media and fans who follow him throughout his world tours, offering a rare insight into the chaotic and nomadic lifestyle of a rock star. Flash by Lenny Kravitz, £30, teneues.com
A series of photographs by Olivo Barbieri exploring the urban landscapes of the world’s cities. His work is characterised by soft focus and deeply coloursaturated images, which create the dreamy impression of worlds discovered for the first time. Ersatz Lights by Olivo Barbieri, £42, hatjecantz.de
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the new line-up As the luxury menswear industry booms, masculine styles of fashion illustration are of growing significance WORDS: melissa emerson
n June last year, Christie’s New York auctioned a piece by the renowned fashion illustrator René Gruau (19092004) for $12,500, and awarded his other works similar estimates. The sums achieved at the Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design sale may not break the bank compared to Christie’s headlining art lots, but Man in a Striped Suit (1967) served to draw attention to Gruau’s lesser known depictions of menswear. He regularly drew illustrations for prominent magazines such as Sir and Club during his career but is still primarily remembered for his womenswear work for the house of Dior and Vogue. This discrepancy is something Assouline tried to address in publishing its 2012 title, René Gruau: Portraits of Men. Since then, there has been a renewed interest in menswear illustration more generally, as a new generation of contributors continue to drive the industry forward. One of these illustrators is Richard Kilroy. Although he
Lanvin A/W 2012, (2012) Richard Kilroy
Lanvin A/W 2011, created for Männer (2012), Eduard Erlikh
also produces images of womenswear, he admits: “My style lends itself better to masculinity. I was labelled a menswear illustrator before I was even consciously aware that it was my main focus.” Although men’s clothing has historically been rooted in the discipline of tailoring, which imposes creative limits on its illustration, Kilroy suggests that there is no need to approach drawing men’s or women’s fashion differently. “To [do so] would be restrictive. If anything, the artistic boundaries need to be pushed more.” Kilroy is someone who knows this territory well. With experience publishing Decoy Magazine, a title dedicated to illustration, his new book Menswear Illustration has just been launched by Thames & Hudson and is billed as the first true survey of the industry’s talent in current times. It showcases the work of 40 talented artists, both male and female, including the natural and slightly humorous silhouettes of Jean-Philippe Delhomme, multi-tonal minimalist forms of Kareem Iliya and richly coloured, fluid shapes of Eduard Erlikh. Kilroy’s own style could be described as photorealistic. He works directly with models and favours graphite with sparing colour. Accuracy is not his priority. “It’s personal on how much you want it look like a photograph,” he says. “I like to shoot my models myself and I don’t like to replicate it 100 per cent, otherwise I’m just a human photocopier. I like to play about with the shapes and lines created.” Illustration is still an essential tool for fashion designers themselves and Kilroy points out that “it would be absolutely unforgivable to suggest
Hugo by HUGO BOSS, created for Decoy (2010), Richard Kilroy
that it isn’t”. In fact, the growth of the men’s style business is likely to underpin the interest in the documentation of it. “There is so much territory to be explored in men’s style; womenswear, has to an extent, reached saturation point and isn’t showing the same progress as menswear,” explains Kilroy. His opinion is backed by statistics. London Collections: Men, a standalone showcase of menswear fashion held twice a year, was launched in 2012. This January, its three days were extended to four for the first time, with spots on its schedule in high demand. According to market research firm Mintel, the industry is worth £10bn to the British economy, a figure that the British Fashion Council expects to increase by 16 per cent to £11.5bn by 2016. This would also mean that by 2016, men will be spending more than women on clothes. News also broke recently on the Council of Fashion Designers of America blog that New York is scheduled to launch its own biannual New York Fashion Week: Men in July this year. Similar to London Collections: Men, it is expected to increase opportunities for menswear designers to showcase their ideas and build global awareness. The increased exposure for these designers also means increased exposure for illustrators. Richard Kilroy’s career began that way. “My first few commissions just happened to be reports on the men’s shows and it developed from there,” he says. Kilroy now spends “anywhere between five and 20 hours” on a piece, depending on the level of detail that is required.
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“I try to avoid suiting and plain tailoring where possible as it means hours of surface shading and it doesn’t excite me.” Another artist, Clym Evernden (featured in Kilroy’s book), is also well-known for his on-the-spot illustrated show reports. He has built up more than 8,000 followers on his Instagram account (@ clymdraws), which he also uses to post animated sequences (gifs) of his work. It’s a platform “for cinematic imagination”, he says. “The artist now has an opportunity to introduce life into the artwork. Also being a man, I understand fit and feel of menswear so illustrating it [in this way] perhaps expresses an even greater understanding of it.” Kilroy too believes the last five years have been more exciting for illustrators now we have all found our footing with social media and interactive technology. Their online following is something that brands are using for their own advantage but aside from the obvious exposure an online network facilitates, Evernden suggests fashion illustration has benefited from advancements in digital technology – by contradicting the very nature of it. “I think illustration is enjoying a rebirth at the moment, possibly because visual media became ‘over-slick’ and saturated with digitally refined imagery over the last decade. People are looking to reintroduce a human touch.” Evernden’s foray into animation began with a commission from e-commerce giant Net-a-Porter in 2014. “Clients are realising that the most powerful marketing arena operates across digital and social media platforms such as Instagram,” he affirms.
“I think illustration is enjoying a rebirth at the moment, possibly because visual media became ‘over-slick’” So how should you go about investing in a piece by one of these emerging artists? The Fashion Illustration Gallery (established in 2007) specialises in selling both original illustrations and prints, and vintage magazines. The gallery’s founder William Ling suggests the value of each work is often based on an artist’s profile and the amount they have been commissioned by magazines’ creative directors. “You can organise a kind of league table of who’s on the top, on the bottom and who’s languishing in the Champion’s League as opposed to the Premiership,” he says wryly. “The other kind of thing you have to think about is how much work an artist produces, so if there’s loads of it available, the price is reduced somewhat. Then we look at the artist’s career and try and work out what the important pieces are in it.” While it is recommended that potential buyers who are serious about this kind of investment make an appointment at the gallery to discuss their requirements in depth, Ling admires the work of Richard Haines in particular, who Untitled, created for Neiman Marcus (2006), Kareem Iliya
he credits as having moved the “story of menswear illustration to a place it’s never been before. He has real integrity and a kind of quality to the work that’s obvious to anyone who’s looked much at art and design.” However, Ling believes that womenswear illustration will always be more popular, “we’ve discovered that generally women are more interested in fashion illustration than men. Fashion illustration is about ideas of beauty; female beauty for the greater part is what it’s concerned with.” You can get your hands on a menswear work by Richard Haines for under £500 or a Tanya Ling for the same price point, while £1,500 is the entry point for art by David Downton. For artists well-known in their field (Downton’s work has even featured on London buses) this seems reasonable, which is a point that Ling is keen to emphasise. “There are not many other categories of artistic endeavour…where you’ve got access to probably the very best working in the field and you’re able to put together a world-class collection with a relatively small sum of money.” It doesn’t all have to be about looking after the finances, however. “Lots of people want to talk about art being financial. We talk in terms more of it being a cultural investment. And that’s more important. The responsibility of any single generation is to push the story
on somewhat and so we’re always looking for artists taking it forward, and those are the artists who will be commissioned” adds Ling. In light of his comments, it’s worth noting that the Victoria and Albert Museum has now started to collect contemporary illustration pieces for its archive and one function of them is to provide material for future exhibitions. “As a marker of dress history, fashion images are often used to interpret the values and wealth of society at any one time” according to fashion historian Alistair O’Neill. Considered as pictures in their own right, it is understandable to question whether, as illustration once gave way to the new medium of photography, it will soon be pushed aside again for something else? “The truth is, it never died,” says Ling. It will only go on, and as long as the economy keeps going well and people need to commission it, it will keep getting better and better. We keep adding to our core group of collectors. The fact that people are interested in buying these works is tremendously exciting and bodes well for the future.” Menswear Illustration, by Richard Kilroy, £19.95, published by Thames and Hudson, available at Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place fashionillustrationgallery.com; clymdraws.com
Louis Vuitton and Prada S/S 2014, created for Série Limitée (Les Echos), 2012, Jean-Philippe Delhomme
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TAG’S NEW IT GIRL With 9.6m Instagram followers, and more than two million more on Twitter, it’s a shrewd move for TAG Heuer to bag fashion’s current It girl, Cara Delevingne, as its newest female ambassador. Queen of the social media jungle, the 22-year-old model speaks to the online generation that the Swiss watchmaker has set within its sights. The catwalk princess was officially unveiled as part of the TAG family at a party in Paris, where she was presented with a prop in the form of a lion cub – a combination that was not at all a random choice. The model just so happens to be born under the zodiac sign of Leo, making this the perfect pairing. Commenting on the partnership, CEO Jean-Claude Biver said: “TAG Heuer has set its sights on ‘it-ness’, and Cara is just the person to help us get there.” tagheuer.co.uk
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keeping an eye on the calendar
ONE TO WATCH This month Sandy Madhvani, Showroom Manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:
Blancpain’s new self-winding 5939A mechanism comprises 379 parts in a calibre that’s just 7.25mm thick and 32mm in diameter. That’s even more impressive when you consider that the calibre will keep track of the varying month lengths and leap years in the complex Gregorian calendar without any need for adjustment until 2100. You’ll find the 5939A inside the Villeret Perpetual Calendar, a watch with an eight-day power reserve and presentation box that doubles as a humidor. Villeret Perpetual Calendar, £40,900, Blancpain, blancpain.com
“The Charles Darwin edition of IWC’s latest Aquatimer represents the first time the company has used bronze in a watch case. Taking on a slight patina and getting darker with time, the material gives the sporty timepiece a charm all of its own.” Aquatimer Expedition Charles Darwin Edition, £8,250, IWC. Available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf
Bremont’s starring role
Anyone in the market for a sleek, unpretentious stopwatch might like to consider the new Conquest Classic Moonphase from Longines. The cultivated chronograph measures 42mm in diameter, houses a self-winding, mechanical movement and comes complete with a day-and-month display at 12 o’clock. You’ll pay £2,210 for the steel option, and £7,490 for its rose gold sister. longines.com
Bremont has launched the eponymous Kingsman collection, developed in collaboration with director Matthew Vaughn for his film Kingsman: The Secret Service. The collection comprises three new models that eagle-eyed movie-goers will spot throughout the critically acclaimed comedy, strapped to the wrists of stars including Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Mark Strong. The Bremont Kingsman Special Edition is available in rose gold (£14,250), stainless steel (£4,295) and DLC (£4,395). bremont.com; mrporter.com
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time again That
The world’s finest watchmakers descended upon Geneva once more this January, for the 25th The world’s finest watchmakers descended Geneva once edition of the SIHH –upon the world’s more this January, for the 25th edition of the SIHH most luxurious trade fair – the world’s most luxurious trade fair Words: Alex Doak
Words: Alex Doak
hink ‘trade fair’, think provincial aircraft hangar full of lean-to cubicles offering free biros, right? Well, not quite in the case of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie – or “Ess Ee Ash Ash” as its sophisticated Francophone exhibitors have it. Here, inside Geneva Airport’s sprawling Palexpo complex, 15,000 visitors come every January to revel in the latest top-end timepieces from Switzerland’s finest, embraced in a cocoon of tasteful eggshell tones, with sushi on tap. Not a biro in sight. SIHH’s studied calm is exactly why Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Piaget, Gérald Genta, and Daniel Roth all broke away from the exuberant jamboree that is the spring Baselworld fair in 1990, setting up their own at Palexpo. That was exactly 25 years ago, and we’re now up to 16 brands, thanks to Richemont Group’s booming portfolio, which now includes Montblanc, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Panerai, plus a select few, horologically qualified friends, including Audemars Piguet and Parmigiani Fleurier. The champagne flows and the conversation sparkles – undoubtedly laying waste to hundreds of well-intended Dry Januaries. But we’re here for the watches, primarily. For not only is SIHH the only opportunity you’ll have to handle the rarer creations before they’re snapped up and squirrelled away in collections, but it’s a bellwether for the year ahead and a feel for things to come at Basel. By all rights, the pervading mood should have been cautious this January, given the Russian slowdown, China’s ever-stricter gifting restrictions and of course the Swiss National Bank’s abrupt uncapping of the franc just days before SIHH opened for business. But while there were undoubtedly fewer horological fireworks going on, a keener focus could be felt on every brand pavilion; a sense of doing what’s right for the brand, and getting it “just right”. Nonetheless, some fun was still to be had, spotting trends and making lists. So here are the five best things we learned from this year’s SIHH…
Watchmakers are still stargazing
It’s no surprise watch designers revel in the dance of the night sky – aside from the sheer romanticism of moon phases, rotating celestial charts or sunset indicators, astronomy has direct relevance to the development of mechanical timepieces. After all, we only switched to atomic clock-regulated Universal Time Coordinated as recently as 1961 – before that, the boffins in Greenwich were still correcting GMT by celestial observation.
“Its steely, geometric face comes from a shooting star discovered in Sweden” But for something that’s literally heaven-sent, why not try a watch with a dial made from meteorite? There were two to be found at SIHH this year: a royal-blue Tonda 1950 at Parmigiani Fleurier (£14,900) and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Calendar (circa £9,100) whose steely, geometric face comes from a shooting star discovered in Sweden, in turn originating from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. How cool is that?
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The handwound chronograph is well and truly back
2 You can be girly AND grown-up Men the world over are breathing a sigh of relief as they wake up to find their own watches still present and correct on the dresser. The era of the adopted ‘boyfriend’ watch is coming to an end, as women who want a watch with soul – especially a dress or cocktail watch – are being directly served at last. “So determined was I to prove that I wasn’t a silly girl,” admits Laura McCreddie, editor of women’s watch website Eve’s Watch, “I used to match stiletto heels and delicate frocks with the most inappropriate of companions: a Bremont Solo; a watch more suited to a cockpit than cocktail hour. But I soon realised that I was ignoring a lot of brands making delicate dials under which beat a mechanical heart.” The trend for brains as well as beauty continues this year, with Richard Mille’s frankly jaw-dropping 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur, whose magnolia petals open up every five minutes to reveal its merry-go-round tourbillon carrousel, which floats out of the dial by a millimetre. If you don’t have £782,000 to splash about however, look no further than ladies’ one-stopshop for all things classic and cocktail: Cartier. The grande dame of Paris is famed for its innovative case shapes, and the dainty, ovoid Clé is no exception – so named for its snap-fit crown, shaped like an old winding key; a joy to idly twiddle. (Pink gold with diamonds pictured, £24,400.) For something a little more muted and versatile, Germany’s venerable A. Lange & Söhne has made an interesting move: its gents’ Saxonia is being shrunk from 37mm to 35mm, in response to ladies’ request for a traditional, clean men’s style that actually fits their wrist. In an industry where everything seems to be getting bigger, this spells an intriguing trend.
Before the 70s, every watch with a stopwatch – or ‘chronograph’ – function was manually wound. Which meant that each movement sported a gorgeous Y-shaped bridge, from which the timing mechanism’s gear train was suspended. When winding rotors were successfully added in 1969 by Heuer and Zenith, then Valjoux in 1974, there was no room for such fanciful architecture, and things started to look a lot plainer. Thank goodness for Patek Philippe, then, which finally created its own manual movement a few years ago, the atelier’s hand polishers and decorators revelling in the sweeping curves of its bridges, which gleamed through the sapphire caseback. This year, compounding the manual chrono’s comeback, those other two haut-de-gamme Genevoise maisons, Vacheron Constanin and Piaget have caught up. In fact, Vacheron stole the entire SIHH show with its new Harmony collection with three of the five launch models boasting its exquisitely architectural new chronograph calibre – traditionally finished, but packed with patented tweaks fit for the 21st century (rosegold monopusher model pictured, £53,450). Piaget, on the other hand, in keeping with its reputation for black-tie refinement, has notched up another ‘world’s most thin’ record, with its Altiplano Chronograph (£21,100), just 8.24mm high in total. A return to more gentlemanly technicity, in other words.
Bicolour’s a thing… again If Audemars Piguet says bicolour is back, then bicolour is most certainly back – especially when it’s unleashed via that most 70s of icons, the Royal Oak (£18,700). Simply pair its cool pink gold and steel with a chunky, clinking tumbler of Scotch and extrawide lapels. Alternatively, there’s the most ‘accessible’ in our list, Baume & Mercier’s Classima Men Automatic Two-Tone – a bargain at £2,750, with crisp new lines and pinstripe dial, all the better for straddling the boardroom and bar. Make it a double, you dapper tycoon, you.
Big is still, er, big Men need not worry, however: those original exponents of the oversized wrist gadget are still doing what they do best. Panerai for example, each of whose 47mm-wide Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotechs (£12,700) is unique, thanks to a fascinating new composite case material: thin sheets of carbon fibre compressed with a high-end polymer, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) to make it even beefier. The randomly striped, matte-black case is something worthy of Batman’s utility belt. More suited to Bruce Wayne, perhaps, is IWC, who arguably invented the oversized watch in the first place 75 years ago, in response to a request from two Portuguese businessmen who wanted to wear pocketwatch precision on their wrists. The anniversary is marked this year with a complete refresh of the modern collection, renamed ‘Portugieser’ featuring the German-Swiss brand’s very first annual calendar movement (£16,900), which need only be adjusted every leap year.
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Jewels, gems, pearls and diamonds; essential components of any jewellery collection WORDS: OLIVIA SHARPE
Animal Farm Julie Parker has carved out a niche for herself as one of the world’s foremost authorities on pearls and pearl jewellery. The revered British jewellery designer has previously worked for the likes of Asprey, Hamilton & Inches and Theo Fennell, not to mention on private commissions for members of the Royal Family. Her latest partnership is with pearl purveyor Assael, who called upon her to create a collection of bejewelled pieces focusing on the world’s endangered species in order to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Tusk, a wildlife conservation group established 20 years ago in response to the poaching crisis in Africa. Each piece, representing a different endangered animal, comprises more than 1,000 diamonds and a rare giant baroque South Sea pearl, and may either be worn as a pendant or admired as an objet d’art. Endangered Species collection by Julie Parker, available from 30 March, assael.com
“Each piece, representing a different endangered animal, comprises more than 1,000 diamonds” Cutting Edge At this year’s Paris Couture Week, Chanel presented its new high jewellery collection, Les Intemporels de Chanel:
Chanel’s latest high jewellery collection is inspired by the symbols that make up its founder Gabrielle Chanel’s universe. These include: comet, star, ribbon, camellia and lion. Camelia Ganse earrings and Ruban ring, POA, Chanel Fine Jewellery, chanel.com
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Going on 30 As she celebrates her 30th year in business, British jeweller Cassandra Goad has chosen to mark the occasion by launching a floor dedicated to customisation at her flagship Sloane Street store. Since starting her business in 1985 (when the age of bespoke pieces had not yet dawned), she has been committed to offering her clients pieces that are individual to them. The new area showcases this, housing cabinets displaying sketches and tools that led to the creation of a new jewel, along with a film that plays out Goad’s travels around the world that have inspired new designs and collections. cassandragoad.com
Come into Fashion Despite having been around since 1860, Italian brand Faraone has remained relatively under the radar but this year the jeweller will step into the limelight with the unveiling of a new collection; Via Montenapoleone. The line of ready-to-wear jewellery, designed to complement the more traditional haute joaillerie collection, One of a Kind, takes its name from the famous Milanese shopping street where Faraone first set up shop and continues to boast a showroom at number nine. Comprising three new ranges – Sfere di Faraone, Campanelle and F di Faraone – each one features easy-to-wear pieces, which cater for a younger clientele. faraonegioielli.com
An auction of Vintage & Modern Wrist Watches Monday 20th April at 10am A COMEX issue Gentleman’s Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller bracelet watch. Recently sold for £43,000 www.fellows.co.uk | 020 7127 4198 Saleroom & Head Office 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham B18 6JA London Office 2nd Floor, 3 Queen Street W1J 5PA
beauty in simplicity We may be about to challenge your knowledge of luxury British fashion. It was John Emary, the founder of Aquascutum, who pioneered the waterproof wool material used for the trench coats of officers in WWI. This spring, the brand is reminding us of its heritage with a collection that focuses on the craftsmanship and neutral colour palette of quintessential British style. Expect white silk blouses for her, butter-soft suede jackets for him and tailored outerwear for both sexes. Aquascutum, Cabot Place
Summer loving Gieves & Hawkes looked to the great British seaside for inspiration for its spring/summer collection, focusing more on the multi-tonal shades of the ocean seen at the coast, than the wind breakers and sunburnt torsos witnessed at the beach. Grey, ivory and blue colour nearly everything in the range from dinner suits to knitwear. Outerwear is a big focus, with the aqua waxed-cotton parka, sky-blue suede motorcycle jacket and peacoat working as long-term investments that’ll last across seasons. If you want to view the collection as a whole you can watch a short film online commissioned to celebrate the launch. Shot by Eddie Wrey, protégé to photographer Mario Testino, it elegantly captures the atmosphere of British summer. Two-piece suit from £1,895, gievesandhawkes.com
STYLE hIM Words: Aimee Latimer
Sunday best to Saturday night
In the past, John Lewis has often been labelled an older man’s store. But, three in-house collections – Kin, John Lewis and John Lewis & Co – have overhauled its reputation and seen it considered as a go-to for more fashionable staples. Building on this momentum, for spring its buying team has tracked down some of the world’s best up-and-coming menswear talent and will be exclusively stocking their new collections in the UK. From bright waterproofs by Copenhagen with Rains to graphic t-shirts from Eleven Paris, John Lewis just got cool. (John Lewis) Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
Best foot forward Reebok has teamed up with French brand Sandro to design a capsule collection of enthusiastically named InstaPump Fury trainers. The collaboration marks the 20th anniversary of the sports shoe, which to this day is still incredibly popular thanks to its futuristic outer structure, lightweight and lace-free design. Two men’s versions have been designed, one dark, one light, and if your other half’s a fan, there are two women’s styles too. £145, reebok.com
Matching style Online retailer Matchesfashion.com stocks international luxury brands under one digital roof, yet it’s insisted that the muse for its new menswear line Raey is “the good-looking man you spy in the pub”. Raey is a concise edit of wardrobe stables, from straight-leg shorts to a somewhat edgier cropped-leg boiler suit (we can presume the pub in question is in Shoreditch). Stock up. Prices from £65, matchesfashion.com
Cut above There are few things a man looks better in than a bespoke suit, but considering the process can cost the same as some second hand cars, you need either a big bank account or a small wardrobe. Fortunately, Savile Row institution Hardy Amies has introduced a middle ground tailoring option that falls between made-to-measure and ready-towear. Called Signature Bespoke, clients have one or two fittings and the pattern is cut in store. Overall, the service is very similar to going all-out bespoke, except the suit is assembled off-site in Europe rather than in-house by a single cutter. And the end product is about half the price. Prices from £2,200, Hardy Amies, hardyamies.com
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“What should all men remove from their wardrobes? Long, wide-legged denim that has ripped at the back where the jeans have been stood on. Opt instead for a slimmer leg or if you want a straighter fit then make sure the jeans are altered to your correct leg length” – Alex Field, head of menswear design at Reiss
A Piece Mission selects the eight items of clothing that make you a man with style – according to the experts on fashion’s front line
1. The jacket
2. the shades
3. The trainers
4. the Jeans
All men need a no-fuss, versatile jacket for the weekend. Originally worn by pilots in WWI, the bomber jacket is a military throwback that’s stood the test of time. Having been subjected to its fair share of style travesties over the years – from skinheads in the 70s to disco dancers in the 80s, the bomber jacket managed to make it through and can now be bought in its purest, understated form.
Sunglasses are an accessory that even men who are nervous around fashion can experiment with. They’re an ideal way to express a bit of individuality without going down the ‘wacky tie’ route and, enticingly, make even a clean cut suit look slightly rebellious. When it comes to the classics, Aviators suit long or square faces while wide, angular styles balance the dimensions of rounder faces.
A gloriously comfortable weekend shoe, the once modest trainer has been picked up by high-end designers and given a luxurious makeover. No longer bulky and daubed in blindingly bright colours, a new generation of trainers are refined, leatherclad and to be worn with jeans and chinos rather than gym kits. Pick a comfy pair in a grown-up finish such as brown calfskin and you can’t go wrong.
When it comes to jeans there’s a few main styles to choose from. There’s bootcuts which flare at the heel and cater for heavy shoes; self-explanatory slimlegged ones; tapered jeans, that are looser around the thighs but narrower around the ankles in a way that’s great for muscular guys and pro-cyclists; and skinny jeans that should be solely reserved for boy bands. Overall, straight leg jeans fit most best.
Felt wool-blend bomber jacket, £349, Paul Smith, Cabot Place
Ray-Bans, £205, David Clulow, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place
Leather trainers, £475, Salvatore Ferragamo, ferragamo.com
501 Selvedge jeans, £100, Levi’s, Canada Place
“The ‘low v’ t-shirt. Burn it.” – Mehmet Ali, creative director at Hardy Amies
“If you’re splashing out on one thing, make it outerwear. It’s equally important all year around, especially with the notoriously temperamental British summertime. I would suggest a lightweight mac that can be easily thrown on should the heavens open at a moment’s notice” – Tom Saunders, menswear buyer at John Lewis
5. the accessory
6. The trench
7. The blazer
8. The T-Shirt
When it comes to style, the best thing you can learn is not take it too seriously. Holding an interest in fashion doesn’t mean wild experimentation. Something as small as a colourful scarf or bright brogues will lend you some personality and diversify your typical series of suits. So, find a colour that perks you up, a bag that you like and a pocket square that would raise eyebrows if unfolded.
It is rare to find an item of clothing that looks great on both Prince Charles and Kanye West, but its universal appeal has kept the trench in fashion for so long. Its military aesthetic makes it one of the smartest pieces you can own, but keep in mind that because the trench is heavily tailored you need a good fit to pull it off. So don’t belt it unless you’re very slender – and don’t let the hem pass your knee.
The relaxed blazer is the style that launched a thousand looks and has long let men bridge that awkward gap between smart and casual, giving them a life raft for dressing for a first date. You want to look and feel more relaxed than you would at work, so opt for a less starchy fabric such as linen or cotton. A single-breasted design with unstructured shoulders hangs well and allows movement.
Picking a good t-shirt that fits well can be surprisingly dicey. A t-shirt that’s too loose will make you look unkempt, but on the flipside if it’s too tight you run the risk of looking like that guy who hangs round the weights at the gym giving unsolicited workout advice. When trying t-shirts on, the hem shouldn’t fall beneath your hips and the shoulder seam shouldn’t start before your shoulder does.
Pocket square, £75, Turnbull & Asser, turnbullandasser.co.uk
Corby raincoat, £700, Aquascutum, Cabot Place
Single breasted jacket, £395, Hardy Amies, hardyamies.com
Dayton v-neck t-shirt, £25, Reiss, Jubilee Place
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MR PORTER’s US Editor Dan Rookwood tells GABRIELLE LANE what he’s learned
from life behind the scenes at the men’s style portal and names his own fashion wish list
t was a timing-chutzpah-luck trifecta.” Dan Rookwood is answering my questions over email from Manhattan, where he is currently placed as US Editor of MR PORTER, the luxury fashion e-tailer for men – and thankfully, words are his forte. Before he turned 14 he “wanted to be Roald Dahl”, thereafter he wanted to be a journalist, and having moved to the States via stints at Men’s Health and an Australian edition of Time Out he now spends his days – “there’s no typical day for me” – he says. Rookwood joined the menswear arm of retail and media powerhouse Net-a-Porter two years after its launch, following a casual lunch with MR PORTER’s then Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Langmead. This led to the near-instant decision to join the team charged with broadening the reach of MR PORTER’s weekly online
“MR PORTER collaborated on the wardrobe for Kingsman: The Secret Service” magazine The Journal and bi-monthly newspaper, The MR PORTER Post – both of which publicise the website’s carefully curated selection of designer clothing. As a result, his agenda for the Wednesday we speak makes boardrooms and budgets seem slightly dry. “I got up early feeling slightly jaded after a late night at Kingsman: The Secret Service’s US premiere as MR PORTER collaborated on the wardrobe for the film, which we’re now selling on the site,” he begins. “I hit the gym and then went to Soho House for breakfast with the founder of Patricks, a new Australian grooming brand. I got to our offices on Fifth Avenue for 9.30am. My inbox is always full as New York is five hours behind the UK so mornings are what I call “the London shift”. I had a commissioning Drake’s Pine-printed wool and silk-blend pocket square, £55, meeting over video Kingsman at MR PORTER conference with the team in London to discuss ideas
heâ€™s in fashion
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and talent for upcoming issues. Then I popped over to SoHo to meet Eric Goldstein who owns Jean Shop and pick up some denim for a short film we’re making. Afternoons tend to be quieter once London is offline so that’s when I do my writing, editing and commissioning.” Later, he’ll attend a MR PORTER drinks party at the beginning of New York Fashion Week, alongside fashion Bremont ALT-1-WT/WH World Timer photographer Mark Seliger automatic chronograph watch, £14,250, Kingsman at MR PORTER and 15 of the city’s designers. North America is one of MR PORTER’s biggest markets and also home to many of the brands and celebrities it features online – he is ‘needed on the ground’. The US editorship, as well as his role as a style columnist in the UK press, means he has an accompanying media profile, which in Please Smile enamelled the past has inspired photo shoots for Reiss (featured). brass cufflinks, £130, Paul Smith at MR PORTER One might assume that jeans-and-T-shirt combinations have become contractual suicide. Is his wardrobe carefully contrived? “It’s part of my role to dress the part and be an on-brand ambassador for MR PORTER,” Rookwood admits. “I fell into this, [but] I’ve always enjoyed dressing well and I suppose that had an influence on my getting this job. Dressing well instills confidence – it helps you stand that bit taller, feel that Diplomat leather oxford brogues, £395, Church’s bit smarter, and perhaps gives you an at MR PORTER unspoken advantage over the average guy. But, without getting too deep, I would argue that style goes beyond the superficial. It’s also about how you carry yourself, how you behave and your moral code.” There are jeans in his wardrobe – they’re by APC – and his T-shirts (white or grey) are from J Crew. The MR PORTER team work with more than 180 luxury brands, so the fact that his other staples are named as Thom Sweeney suits, tan brogues by Grenson, Theory camel coats and holdalls by Mulberry, is quite an endorsement. Round frame acetate optical glasses, £295, Cutler and His glasses are by Gross at MR PORTER Cutler and Gross; if you wear
“I would argue that style goes beyond the superficial. It’s also about how you carry yourself”
them, you should invest in them, Rookwood insists. “Investment purchases should be those that have the most visual impact, and from which you know you will derive the most value over time – an overcoat, good quality leather shoes, a leather bag, a fine watch and if you wear them – as I do – glasses. Those are the items which, if you buy wisely, could last you ten years or more. By that rationale, the purchases that you pick up from the high street should be the ones that you change often such as boxers, chinos and button-down shirts. A good maxim to live by is ‘buy the best you can afford across the board.’” Style advice comes to him thick and fast as his work brings him into contact with collaborators and interviewees including Sir Paul Smith – “he retains such energy and enthusiasm and has the most wonderfully eclectic office” – and Daniel Craig, David Beckham and Noel Gallagher, who he describes as “some real heros”. However, it’s the stories behind luxury brands that he considers to be most memorable. “One of the best things about this job is meeting people who are incredibly passionate about their work as artisans – such as the eccentric Francesco Maglia whose company hand-make umbrellas in Milan; or Nick and Giles English, co-founders of Bremont watches – both of whom have survived separate near-fatal vintage aircraft crashes; or Brunello Cucinelli who has faithfully restored a medieval town in Italy where he employs people to make cashmere.” The biggest tip he’s taken from those in the industry is that a garment’s fit is the key to dressing well. “[You should] make sure everything in your wardrobe fits you properly and have it professionally altered if it doesn’t,” he says. “You can blow £3,000 on an off-the-peg suit but if it’s too baggy it’ll look worse than a £300 one
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that has been tailored to you. Some people say that style can’t be taught but I disagree – you can develop an understanding of what goes with what.” Having started his career writing football reports for The Guardian, Rookwood once considered himself underqualified for the style director role at Men’s Health, the position he held before heading Stateside. It was his then editor who de-mystified the fashion pack for him. “I knocked [the role] back initially but he said:
“Investment purchases should be those that have the most visual impact” ‘you dress well and you can write well. The job is to explain to the man in the street how to dress better, you can do that.’ So I did.” At his home in London, he soon “had my entire second bedroom as my walk-in wardrobe in which I had personally designed custombuilt cupboards.” In contrast, the storage space in his apartment in Williamsburg is now “a sore point” but other aspects of a stylish lifestyle are easier to tolerate. “I have a wardrobe full of beautiful suits and shoes – many of which have been made for me. And I have a growing collection of beautiful watches [so] that appreciation for the finer things in life of course translates to other areas: my apartment, our holidays, the restaurants we go to. I am very good at spending money, not so good at saving it.” Fundamentally Rookwood’s decision to move to MR PORTER was driven by his belief that the company “was a game-changer from the get-go”. “Finally someone nailed the content and e-commerce model,” he says. As he now gets to see the buyers’ acquisitions arrive
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Chestnut wood-handle umbrella, £285, Francesco Maglia at MR PORTER
ahead of time, what is he keen to get his hands on in S/S 15? “A Uniform Wares M42 watch – which is coming on to MR PORTER soon. I’ve also got my eye on some Want Les Essentiels de la Vie sneakers. I
Leather briefcase, £3,600, Berluti at MR PORTER
“If you want job satisfaction, it’s important to believe in the brands that your work for” have a wish list as long as my arm. I could not be more of a brand champion for MR PORTER.” One assumes that the company knew he would be a good sport when it hired him. While at Men’s Health Rookwood undertook training to gain the physique of a front cover model. Twice. “If you want job satisfaction, it’s important to believe in the brands you work for and I’ve been fortunate to feel that way in each of my jobs,” he says. These days his aim is to stay slim enough to fit into his clothes. “I exercise four or five days a week, but mainly out of necessity as much as vanity. My wife is training to be a yoga instructor so I’ve started doing a bit of ‘broga’. We also make a healthy smoothie every morning in our NutriBullet.” Content with his lot, we won’t be seeing any drastic consultancy projects from Rookwood for a while. Although if he did turn his hand to a capsule wardrobe he says he’d ask Oliver Spencer to act as a design mentor. The model could
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be found in his social circle. “I might design it with one of my best friends (TV presenter) Rick Edwards because we used to share a wardrobe when we were housemates back in London and we have similar taste. But to be honest, I’m very happy doing what I am now.” Beyond this season, the MR PORTER team’s aim for the future is to ‘keep innovating’. “In recent months we have re-designed The Journal to make it easier to read and shop from on smart phones, and we created the collection for the world’s first shoppable movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service,” he says. “Our tech teams are working on ways to further personalise and customise the user experience. It’s about being the best and strengthening our position as the market leader in the right way. There is such a can-do attitude here on the team, it’s infectious.” mrporter.com Reiss, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place
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THIS PAGE FROM TOP: Leather and resin necklace, £470, Marni, marni.com/gb; Riette sandals, £230, HUGO Hugo Boss, hugoboss.com; Salamander pendant necklace, £475, Alexander McQueen, alexandermcqueen.com; Light glow blush in peony, £29, Burberry, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place; Brass wasp cufflinks, £99, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Be Dior bag in papaye smooth calfskin, £2,700, Dior, dior.com; Nail polish in bright coral red, £15, Burberry, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
style Accessories inspiration from the S/S 15 catwalk
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW PENKETH PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: MEI-EN LIEN THIS PAGE FROM TOP: Multi-ribbon stripe leather belt, £105, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Bandy 120 stilettos, £575, Christian Louboutin, christianlouboutin.com; Candy Florale EDT, from £37.50, Prada, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place; Bohème Blanche rollerball pen, £655, Montblanc, Canada Place; Drawn stripe tri-fold leather purse, £255, Paul Smith, Cabot Place; Homage to Nicolas Rieussec chronograph, £7,700, Montblanc, Canada Place; The Britain BBY1952 diamond indexes watch, £2,095, Burberry, uk.burberry.com; Blue stripe and floral rhombus silk scarf, £125, Paul Smith, Cabot Place
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best of British We love a Brit-centric collection, and Paul by Paul Smith’s S/S 15 offering is inspired by the lauded work of 20th century British artist Patrick Heron. Echoing the abstract shapes of his artwork, the collection embraces batik and patchwork prints, while artisanal techniques include sun dyeing and hand painting. Suiting consists of relaxed shapes, with soft lines and wide-leg trousers, while embroidery and broderie anglaise add a youthful air. Paul Smith, Cabot Place
STYLE hER Words: melissa emerson
floral tribute The Art of Creation is Myla’s S/S 15 theme and its unusual mix of soft pastels and darker colours is intended to represent the evolution of a summer’s day – from primrose pink and iris blue skies to the black of midnight. The pieces are crafted in London and their embroidered lace work is compared to the delicate quality of summer blooms. It’s a vision brought to life by Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo’s sketches which accompany the launch. Myla, Cabot Place
The BOSS S/S 15 collection was eagerly awaited as it’s only the second since Jason Wu was installed as the label’s artistic director. Thankfully, he has not disappointed. Fabrics offer the structure and sharp lines that are most often seen in menswear, with visible seams demonstrating the artistry of the brand’s tailoring. A palette of earthy tones and monochrome gives a sophisticated feel, cleverly contrasted with metallic accessories. Boss, Cabot Place
pucci prints Technical swimwear and beachwear expert Orlebar Brown has teamed up with Emilio Pucci for an exclusive 20-piece capsule collection, available this month. Geometric 1960s and 70s patterns, brought back to life from the rich Pucci archives, are rendered in bright colours on tailored cotton shorts and long-sleeved surf-style tops. from £195, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place
in the bag One of the biggest trends of S/S 15 is white, as endlessly clean collections blanketed the catwalks. If a total whitewash isn’t for you, then what better way to add a bold dash of colour than with accessories? DKNY’s latest pieces come in a versatile range of styles – from the cross-body bag to the structured shopper. We love the durable Saffiano leather styles in coral and cobalt blue. £240, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square
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From day to night
Take your look from office to evening by switching up a few accessories. Cut-out heels are the sophisticated way to show a little skin, while a statement necklace creates instant glamour.
Pink was seen across Fashion Weeks’ spring collections, in every form from blush, to coral to neon. So be on trend and have fun accessorising with this year’s most versatile shade.
Shari resin necklace, £26, Cusco floral earrings, £14, both Oliver Bonas; Arlo loose fitted top in deep blue, £95, L.K.Bennett; Ink spot trouser, £99, Hobbs; Ariella bag, £110, Reiss; Neoprene sandal, £120, Karen Millen; Diva rectangle open bracelet, £330, Monica Vinader
Night eau de toilette, £30, The White Company; Diva lotus drop earrings, £390, Diva lotus pendant, £240, both Monica Vinader; Leggings, £149, Tiger of Sweden; Shirt, £145, L.K.Bennett; Mini clutch, £325, Aspinal of London; Ella pumps, £179, Pretty Ballerinas; Chiltern Street, Old Park Lane nail polish, £15, both Nails Inc.
Discover the art of good tailoring in Canary Wharf’s stores, and how a good fit will make you look and feel on top of your game.
You don’t have to substitute style for comfort when it comes to wearing a soft knit. Create a contrast by pairing one with evening accessories.
Sandro Paris (selected lines only)
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Aspinal of London, Austin Reed, Banana Republic, bareMinerals, Cath Kidston, CARAT*, Dorothy Perkins, French Connection, Hackett, Hobbs, Jones Bootmaker, Karen Millen, L.K.Bennett, Levi’s (minimum spend £100, Friday & Saturday only), Links of London (excludes Gold), Moleskine (minimum spend £50), Molton Brown (minimum spend £65), Monica Vinader, Tuxedo, £325, L.K.Bennett; Pendant with chain, £75, Links of London; Harlie bucket bag, £165, Reiss; Iseline skirt, £149, Tiger of Sweden; Ailani scarf, £16, Oliver Bonas; Brompton watch, £395, Links of London; Quentin bracelet, £194, CARAT*
Andrea hat, £59, Julio leather belt, £69, Cindy suede pouch, £69, all Reiss; Bolsa jumper, £90, L.K.Bennett; Diva kiss drop earrings, £770, Diva cuff, £355, both Monica Vinader; Alderley bag, £199, Hobbs; Trousers, £125, Karen Millen; Regent watch, £695, Links of London
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Nails Inc., Orlebar Brown, Reebok Sports Shop (exclusions apply), Rituals… (minimum spend £35), Robert Dyas (exclusions apply), Scribbler (minimum spend £10), Schuh (Private Label only), Seanhanna (services only), Sweaty Betty, The Rejuvenation Clinic & MediSpa (exclusions apply), Ted Baker, Tiger of Sweden, Toni & Guy (services only, excludes blow dries), The White Company, Warehouse, Whistles
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Aldale print T-Shirt, £45, Alaskaa holdall, £129, both Ted Baker; Addison jacket, £395, Orlebar Brown; Brompton watch, £395, Links of London; Merino jumper, £79, Reiss; Slim fit shirt, £145, Thomas Pink
Crafti belt, £35, Ted Baker; Knitted silk tie, £59, Card holder, £49, Leather document holder, £110, all Reiss; Navy suit, jacket from £149, Charles Tyrwhitt; Socks, £12, Reiss; Slim fit shirt, £99, Thomas Pink
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Going through phases As seen on the S/S 15 runway, update your wardrobe for the new season with stripes and geometric prints in bold tones, modern floral motifs and military details in light colours. The best way to style the looks is with a forgiving midi-length hemline PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILLIP WATERMAN STYLIST: JESS STEBBINGS
GRAPHIC CONTENT Top, £395, shirt, £355, and ‘DKNY X I Still Love You NYC’ choker, £88, all DKNY, 27 Old Bond Street, W1S
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BODACIOUS BLOOMS this page Carsani Gown, £3,640, Erdem, net-a-porter.com OPPOSITE Jacket, £439, Orla Kiely, 31 Monmouth Street, WC2H; Sunglasses, POA, Coach, 41-42 New Bond Street, W1S
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MILITARY PRECISION this page Silk evening dress, £3,850, and calf-skin belt, £310, both Ralph Lauren Collection, 1 New Bond Street, W1S; Plume earring, £190, Eddie Borgo, harveynichols.com OPPOSITE Jacket, £219, and skirt, £75, both Isabel Garcia Gold Label, shop.isabelgarcia.it
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FLOAT AWAY this page Lillie Dress, ÂŁ668, DVF, 25 Bruton Street, W1J OPPOSITE Stripe Linen dress, ÂŁ799, Paul Smith, Cabot Place, paulsmith.co.uk
HAIR & make up: Lou Box using Chanel S/S 15, Chanel Body Excellence and Redken Hair MODEL: Melissa Bell @ Select Models Shot on location at: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos, Granada, hospes.com British Airways currently flies from London City to Granada twice a week, with three flights a week in the summer, and is the only airline operating to the Spanish city from the UK, ba.com/londoncity
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sheer temptation If ever there were a current trend in beauty, it’s for a lip balm/lipstick hybrid that glides on like the former and holds like the latter. Estée Lauder is the latest brand to issue a high shine colour with a sheer finish that gives a slighter softer effect and is comfortable to wear. Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick is available in 16 bold shades including Surreal Sun (pictured), a punchy coral tone. The full range will be joined on counters this March by five complementary nail lacquers. Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick, £25, Estée Lauder, Boots, Canada Place
BEAUTY NEWS Words: GABRIELLE LANE
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gel with guerlain When it comes to skincare, texture is key. This month Guerlain launches Orchidée Impériale Gel Cream, a formulation originally devised for hot countries, thanks to its power to refresh skin and alleviate signs of tiredness and ageing. It is particularly recommended for use by those aged over 30. Orchidée Impériale Gel Cream, £220, Guerlain, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, Bobbi Brown is re-launching Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge. Its sale price less VAT will be donated to Smart Works, a charity that offers high-end clothing and interview training to women looking for work. Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge, £19, Bobbi Brown, Canada Place
from backstage at fashion week St Tropez’s new Self Tan Luxe Face Oil was used on the models who appeared on the runway at Julien Macdonald’s S/S 15 show to give them a golden glow, in keeping with the bright colours of the new fashion season. Massaging two to three droplets into the face, neck and décolletage every three days is recommended for maintaining a natural bronzed look. Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil, £25, St Tropez, Boots, Canada Place
LOUBOUTIN LACQUERS As it continues its foray into luxury beauty, Christian Louboutin has issued a nail colour coffret wrapped in python print. It contains limited edition lacquers in Salonu (cement white), True Blue (periwinkle blue) and Hot Chick (vibrant yellow) to reflect the designs of the brand’s S/S 15 shoe collection. Nail Colour Coffret, £65, Christian Louboutin, christianlouboutin.com
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1. SAFETY FIRST THE PROMISE: A one-step wonder that creates a naturally flawless finish and conceals blemishes. THE VERDICT: Dermatologists would tell you that SPF 40 is the way forward. This gives medium-weight coverage; apply it with a brush for best results. Anti-blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40, Clinique, £27, Boots, Canada Place and Jubilee Place
Spring is the time to focus on reviving hair and skin
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2. life’s a peach THE PROMISE: Nails Inc’s Gel Effect polishes give an opulent, long-lasting shine. THE VERDICT: Is there anything better than a slick manicure? The professional wet-look finish minimises time spent buffing. Gel Effect Polish, £15 each, Nails Inc, Cabot Place
3. the eyes have it THE PROMISE: A rejuvenating treatment that instantly brightens up the eye area. THE VERDICT: This is a light and soothing cream that improves skin texture and appearance. It’s an investment – but worth it. The Illuminating Eye Gel, £100, Crème de la Mer, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
4. a magic wand
THE PROMISE: Fashion illustration duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo inject a vibrant energy into MAC’s new collection. THE VERDICT: The Modern Twist Lash mascara manages to reach the depths of lashes and is inky black. Modern Twist Lash, £21, MAC, Jubilee Place
5. LA dolce vita THE PROMISE: The delicate scent of white flowers, wet with dew. THE VERDICT: An airy and light floral fragrance with touches of neroli and papaya, this is fresh and sophisticated. Dolce Floral Drops eau de toilette, £66, Dolce & Gabbana, Boots, Canada Place
6. hair majesty THE PROMISE: The Chronologiste hair ritual is designed to bring back shine, softness and bounce. THE VERDICT: A luscious in-salon treatment used to achieve a high-end, glossy finish. Take the masque home. Revitalising Balm, £28.50, Kérastase, Toni & Guy, Canada Place
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L E D O M A . . . S D N E M M O C E R Recognisable from the billboards of Blow Ltd in Jubilee Place, model ruth crilly is becoming a beauty critic with an empire. Here, she shares her secrets I started A Model Recommends nearly five years ago. I wanted to write about the beauty tricks that I discovered behind the scenes on my modelling jobs. At the time I didn’t really know anything about online blogs and I hadn’t read any, but I was beginning a Masters degree in creative writing the following year, so launching a website was the perfect way to bring my modelling and my writing career together. amodelrecommends.com I’m quite low-maintenance when it comes to beauty, believe it or not. When ‘off-duty’ I wear minimal make-up and I usually have my hair pulled back in a bun. However, I do take great care and pleasure in my skincare routine and I’m religious about cleansing. I always make sure I use the right products for my skin type and I like to have a good selection of skincare with me whenever I travel. Liquid Gold by Alpha-H is always on my list. It’s a glycolic overnight exfoliant that makes your skin look brighter and tighter – you just swipe on the liquid and leave it to take effect. My favourite cleanser is the Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm by Emma Hardie. Liquid Gold, £33.50, Alpha-H, Cult Beauty, cultbeauty.co.uk; Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm, £36, Emma Hardie, Blow Ltd, Jubilee Place
I don’t have as many spa treatments as you’d expect. I find it difficult to make time. When the opportunity arises, Omorovicza does the best facial I’ve ever had and ILA does very special massages that send you to another planet. Eating well and keeping everything in moderation is the key to ageing well. Now that many of my friends and colleagues are in their late thirties and into their forties, you can spot when someone has had a relatively healthy lifestyle and when someone has been an enthusiastic 24hour party animal. But, it’s all down to your own priorities – some people couldn’t care less about dull skin or a few wrinkles and would rather not give up their lifestyle; others have a different approach. You have to enjoy life, after all. I haven’t had any invasive cosmetic procedures, but I’d never judge someone who has. Some people have profound reasons for having surgery. There are a couple of things I’d be tempted to do – I have one eyelid that is about a year away from needing propping up with a matchstick for example, but with my online videos being shot very close-up and scrutinised, I’d worry about how my face would change. I’m about 26 weeks pregnant now so I have toned down my fitness regime. Traditionally, I’ve always maintained a good level of fitness. I like gym classes as they spur you on; I used to be addicted to spinning classes and go every day, but that was a while ago now. I do like to keep moving and I still try to go on a long walk a few times a week. I am strict about the products that I feature on my website. My beauty room is stacked floor-toceiling with boxes so I try to keep the number of products I’m sent to a minimum. I’m discerning
and look for products with an interesting angle to write about. Only a small percentage of the cosmetics I’ve tried make it onto the website – I have to love them. There are some beauty products that I never go without. I change my make-up reasonably frequently but I tend to stick to the same foundation unless a new one blows me away. I use Terrybly Densiliss Foundation from By Terry and also the Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth Effect Make-up by Chanel. Terrybly Densiliss Foundation, £76, By Terry, Space.NK, Cabot Place; Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth Effect Make-up, £33, Chanel, Boots, Canada Place I prefer tinted moisturisers to the new BB creams. I find many BB creams to be chalky – a lot of the time the incorporation of a heavy SPF seems to ruin their consistency. I think that when you need an SPF you should apply a separate one, rather than trying to squeeze too many stages into one product. Saying that, the formulations are improving all the time and I just tried one from Burberry that is beautiful. Fresh Glow BB Cream, £30, Burberry, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place When it comes to colour, I gravitate towards nude tones. I like using a lip balm with a hint of colour, although I have really got into my bright – almost neon – red lipsticks recently. On my nails I wear nude varnish, or coral if I have a tan. Pure Color Envy Shine Nail Lacquer in Empowered, £14.50, Estée Lauder, Boots, as before; Lipstick in Red Alarm, £15.50, MAC, Jubilee Place I spend about an hour getting ready for events – but I wish I had a hairstylist on call. I always end up trying to do something extreme with
my hair and it goes wrong. I take time to do my make-up and I always buff my arms and legs to make them gleam; I like Divine Legs by Caudalie to add a touch of bronze. Divine Legs, £26, Caudalie, Space.NK, as before Ooooh – my ultimate beauty gift would be a trousseau from Jo Malone London. Every year the brand launches big cases filled with amazing perfumes and candles; I suppose that would be the ultimate beauty gift for anyone. Cologne Intense Trousseau, £825, Jo Malone London, exclusively at Harrods, harrods.com I’m always asked what’s in my own make-up bag. In addition to the Chanel foundation, I have a Bobbi Brown bronzer and a blusher by Sunday Riley. I think Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place concealer is still one of the best for hiding dark circles so I always carry that. My eye shadow is by Sunday Riley in a tone called Godiva and I use Max Factor’s Masterpiece Transform Mascara too. I have a Sisley lip balm and a perfume purse spray shaped like a doll, which is Marni Rose. I also have ear plugs in there and some fuzzy cotton wool buds – because you never know when you’re going to need them. Bronzing Powder, £28, Bobbi Brown, Canada Place; Blush, £23 and Eye Color in Godiva, £20, Sunday Riley, Cult Beauty, cultbeauty.co.uk; Double Wear Stay-in-Place concealer, £21.50, Estée Lauder; Masterpiece Transform mascara, £9.99, Max Factor and Rose eau de parfum, £65, Marni, all Boots, as before I am obsessed with my own dry shampoo range, CoLab. Once applied it’s almost invisible. Next, I’d love to have my own range of skincare. Dry Shampoo, from £2, CoLab, Blow Ltd, Jubilee Place.
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1. Straight baller Brands are always looking for new gimmicks to sell razors, but in reality there’s only so many blades needed to shave a man, not Chewbacca. However, Gillette has done something original by introducing ‘flexball’ technology; a ball that allows the blade head to move around the contours of the face. Winningly, it does provide a smoother, gentler shave – even for those awkward spots. Fusion ProGlide, £12, Gillette, Boots, Canada Place
Spring clean your grooming routine with what’s new and what works words: AIMEE LATIMER
2. Stiff upper slick
In hopes of designing the Godfather of hair serums, men-ü asked a range of men to name the two things they wanted most from a styling product for their hair type. Topping the list were dry hands after application and for hair not to feel stiff. Men-ü developed Liquifflex, a light, thickening cream with strong yet subtle hold. Liquifflex, £13.95, men-ü, men-u.co.uk
3. Hey stud Valentino is launching a limited edition version of its Uomo fragrance, called Valentino Uomo Edition Noire. ‘Uomo’ meaning ‘man’ in Italian, projects an element of masculinity: The studded bottle has been lacquered in black and the scent updated with a growling blend of coffee, leather and smoked wood. Edition Noire 100ml, £64.50, Valentino, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
4. IN Summary
It’s a brave move when a brand brings out a fragrance that supposedly captures its ‘essence’, but that’s what dunhill’s done with ICON. The scent? Refined and masculine, with key notes of black pepper, leather, lavender and Oud. And the bottle? It’s adorned with a metal engine-esque grid in a nod to the brand’s motoring connections. ICON 50ml, £73, dunhill, harrods.com
5. Well Penned Montblanc’s Legend Special Edition is being re-released for a third year. This year’s fragrance is apparently inspired by pens – the brand clearly thinking that it does well in the pen world in general, so why not keep a good thing going. Slightly more playful than last year, expect notes of cardamom and apple in this. Legend Special Edition, £49, Montblanc, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
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international women’s day Since 1911, governments, organisations and charities have come together to celebrate International Women’s Day, an annual occasion to highlight the social, economic and political achievements of women. While each chooses a relevant theme and event in their quest to promote gender equality, this year’s overarching message is ‘Make It Happen’, encouraging opportunities and recognition for females in the workplace. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March and business sponsors include BP and Accenture. internationalwomensday.com
Business Digest Stats, facts and an eye on the movers and shakers shaping the world of business and finance Words: aimee latimer
‘‘ A word – from –
“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure“
That’s rich It’s a good time to be super rich. A report by New World Wealth has found high-net-worth-individuals now own 38 per cent of UK wealth, a sum valued at more than £2.3 trillion. To be considered a HNWI you need to be a dollar millionaire (£660,000), not including the value of your main home. So far, 840,000 people in the UK are part of the club. And although a cosy 4.5 per cent of Londoners are HNWIs, the capital lags behind Edinburgh, where 5.8 per cent of its residents qualify. nw-wealth.com
Men’s snub Since the financial crisis in 2008, men’s pay in real terms has fallen more than women’s. The report, by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, found that median hourly wages dropped by 2.5 per cent for women and by 7.3 per cent for men between 2008 and 2014. One reason for the discrepancy is that more women than men work in the public sector, which saw a smaller drop in mean earnings. Overall, though, it’s not great news for anyone: wages today remain notably lower than in 2008, despite the employment rate returning to its pre-crisis level. ifs.org.uk / Hermès Birkin sourced by quintessentiallygifts.com
The profit made by Apple during the last quarter of 2014 – the largest sum in history to be made by a public company
- Earl Wilson, late American columnist
ONE TO READ FOLLOW THE LEADER: Who: Bernadeen McLeod @Bernadeen Why: Canadian who started business coaching service Mentor Works. Her dry but informative feed includes stats, article links and spot-on advice for those with a small business.
Ram Charan, speaker, adviser and best-selling author, would class himself as a ‘doer’. His new book The Attacker’s Advantage is a no holds barred game plan for pushing a business forward in our new era of ambiguity, where start-up companies are sprouting up in fledgling markets and making their own rules up along the way. Charan writes off the process of slowly developing a brand as outdated, arguing that to compete nowadays you need to scale up quickly and get on the offensive even faster. His strategic advice and
punchy sound bites give advice on how to dominate in today’s market. Bold, brutal and smart. Available 13 March. The Attacker's Advantage: Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities by Ram Charan, £15.99, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place
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At home with… Robert Emmett, founder and owner of Emmett London
Tailor turned businessman Robert Emmett talks about his success as he welcomes us into his London home WORDS: AIMEE LATIMER
ou’ve got to assume that the staff at Emmett London’s King’s Road store don’t mess around while on the clock. Admittedly, their boss Robert Emmett speaks very highly of them, but the fact that he, the founder and owner, owns a duplex overlooking the high-end menswear store must discourage them from playing on their iPhones. “I’ve got a little office over the shop too. I walk there but when I visit the other three stores, including the one in Canary Wharf, I take the Vespa,” he explains as our team sets up a photo shoot at his London home, while he offers cups of tea and kindly avoids raising an eyebrow when we thwack his white wall with the corner of the camera tripod. Robert Emmett is one of those innately stylish types – he looks impeccable without seemingly having put in too much effort. His home is much the same, welcoming smart and unfussy. The handsome wood floors and white walls are sketched with the personality of his family, from the colourful artwork on display and a rogue cricket ball rolling on the floor, to stacks of books and his children’s height marks scratched straight into the door frame at ever higher intervals (“they’re all taller than me now!” Emmett laments, being hardly short himself). Enviably, there’s a private ivy-wrapped terrace outside with views of the neighbourhood and a folded up ping-pong table in the corner (kids’ orders) covered and lying in wait for summer alongside a barbeque. It’s the few bundles of cotton twine propped on the windowsill that gives the property away as the home to a designer-turned-businessman.
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Emmett’s eponymous clothing brand Emmett London stands out in a marketplace of polarised men’s fashion. Nowadays you might associate luxury menswear with traditional suit-makers or modern designers who at London Collections: Men tried to make men’s crop tops ‘a thing’, but for a long time, Emmett developed a loyal following and industry respect based on the simple proposition of limited-edition shirts that were defined by their quality. With four stores in total, Emmett London has since expanded into accessories and made-tomeasure suits, but the aim remains the same: make pieces wearable but keep them exclusive.
On duty How did it all begin? Well, with a hobby. “Growing up I spent four years in Rome and four in Paris. This opened my eyes to different ways of dressing, and this exposure to European style helped form a passion [for tailoring] from a very young age. So I took a shirt apart, made a pattern, bought some material and started to make my own shirts in different designs. What was a youthful hobby became a profession years later,” Emmett explains. “I trained as a bespoke tailor in Geneva for many
years, and then undertook professional training in pattern-cutting in Paris, before working for a fashion designer in Zurich, which gave me immeasurable experience in design and production.” “When I came to London and opened my first shop on the King’s Road in 1992, I didn’t know a soul [but I settled]. Eight years later the second shop followed near Liverpool Street Station as a lot of my clients were based in the City.” City types know how to wear a shirt well, and Emmett set his sights on targeting the well-dressed professionals of Canary Wharf next. While the business had been growing steadily, he decided to speed up the expansion process with a small investment. That said, the plan has always been to grow slowly with minimal borrowing, to help “stay in control” of the company. “This investment helped me open the shop in Canary Wharf and also redevelop and redesign the company website,” he says. “Canary Wharf is like a mini New York on the edge of this great city. It has a captive, hard-working audience and to me, the Canary Wharf customer is someone who looks for unique, quality products. They know when they come to Emmett London they will not be disappointed. The feedback from Canary Wharf customers really speaks
volumes of our popularity.” Finding the right location is only half the battle of building a brand, and Emmett has always been refreshingly honest about the challenges of the production process. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph in 2011 he admitted: “In an ideal world, it would be great to manufacture shirts up the road, but [often] the quality isn’t there anymore.” Today he tells me: “Depending on whether they are formal or casual, the shirts are made in Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Poland and Switzerland.” He remains hands-on with all aspects of the business. “This is a small business, one that I started building by talking and spending time with our faithful clients and for this reason I am always moving between the four boutiques, as well as Selfridges. Chatting with clients is always a joy,” he says with genuine sincerity. “I think one of the mistakes a small company, or for that matter any company can make, is in the care of customers – there will always be issues, but there are always ways to remedy them; it is not only what you sell to your customer that is important, but also the way that a piece is sold.” So what does the founder of a menswear brand wear to work? “I would call the collection I design every season smart/casual, so, when I’m working I either wear a suit and tie or khaki trousers. In winter it’s more likely that I’ll wear one of our warm brushed cotton shirts with a sports jacket. I go for classic elegance. “In fact, one of the best buys I’ve ever made is a sports jacket. It was made by a little tailor in Italy who worked with his daughter. This jacket is like a super lightweight glove with no front or inside lining and is made in 160s ply wool – deliciously soft and perfectly crease resistant; it’s simply a joy to wear. It was probably this purchase many years ago that inspired me to create a range of clothing using similarly great Italian tailors, I don’t shout about this aspect of our business but it is avery popular part of what we do.”
places in the world to travel to. The food, the wine, the people, the fabulous architecture and the light in spring, summer and autumn makes it one of my favourite destinations. At home I have a large family – that’s to say four children – and as such the kitchen is generally the hive of activity, the busiest room and my favourite.” He insists living so close to one of his stores is a total accident (“My wife found this place – we already had the store”) but he adds: “We’ve considered moving, but my children aren’t keen on moving out of central London.” Could you blame them? Clearly undeterred by the day-to-day chatter surrounding Emmett London, his eldest son Sam has recently started working for the family business. “I’ve never pushed the children to join the business and with Sam I think it would be great for him to go and get some experience somewhere else or do some further study and then come back.” Trinkets rearranged, books rifled and sofas shifted the team leave Emmett’s home three hours after the shoot began, remarking that he comes across a man who’s built his fortune on the gentlemanly values of refinement, modesty and style. Coincidentally, his business motto is “be friendly, be kind, be tolerant”. Well, you wouldn’t get Gordan Gekko travelling to work on a Vespa. Emmett London, Jubilee Place emmettlondon.com
Off duty Emmett admits that “when a business is your own you never really stop thinking about it, but at least you may think slightly less when you are travelling or, say, in the kitchen of your house”. To escape, he travels to Italy: “One company I work with is outside Rome and as an Italian culture enthusiast, it’s simply one of the greatest
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news Canary Wharf celebrates Tu B’Shvat with tree planting Canary Wharf Group hosted festivities for the local Jewish community with a special tree planting ceremony in Jubilee Park in celebration of the Jewish festival Tu B’Shvat. Following the ceremony a lunch was held at the offices of Clifford Chance with Gilles Dahan, Citi head of corporate equity derivatives trading for EMEA, who gave a wellreceived speech about Tu B’Shvat. Tu B’Shvat marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year for trees, with scholars believing it to represent the official beginning of spring. To mark the occasion and in keeping with the spirit of philanthropy, small fruit packages were handed to attendees at the events, as well as ten being delivered to centres and homes for the elderly. The connection and interaction of young and old was also encouraged with arrangements that schools would visit some of the home’s day centres to distribute the packages. Danny Seliger of the Canary Wharf Group said: “Tu B’Shvat is a time for celebration in the Jewish calendar and we wanted to do something special to commemorate it. The tree planting ceremony is in keeping with this and serves as a fitting reminder all the year around.”
Weightlifter crowned Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year Canary Wharf Group is delighted to announce that 18-year old weightlifting champion Mercy Brown has been awarded this year’s Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year, for her impressive achievements year on year. She fought off fierce competition from an array of nominees and was highly commended during the ceremony at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden. Mercy has had a stellar year, gaining representative honours with England at the Commonwealth games and finishing third at the European Youth championships with a bronze medal in the clean and jerk. And, as if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the proud holder of 30 national records across junior and senior categories and is on the UK Sport World Class potential programme, aiming for the Olympics in Rio in 2016. Commenting on the Canary Wharf Sports Awards – now in its fourteenth year – Head of Community Affairs at Canary Wharf Group, Zakir Khan said: “These awards aim to give well deserved recognition to the achievements of local people in their chosen sports.” The Awards encourage sporting excellence and all round participation in this area of London. The event was attended by more than 300 local sports people and administrators as well as a range of local dignitaries, including Tower Hamlets Speaker of the Council Abdul Mukit and the Deputy Mayor.
Chinese New Year celebrations a hit at the Rich Mix Canary Wharf Group was one of the proud sponsors of the Chinese association of Tower Hamlets’ Chinese New Year Celebrations. The event, which celebrates the year of the sheep, was held at the Rich Mix Centre. A resounding success, visitors were able to fully immerse themselves and delve deep into the historic roots of Chinese culture through a multitude of activities and inspiring performances. The event was organised by the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets, a charity serving the local communities for more than 30 years.
jaeger-masters Jaeger is fast regaining its position as a British fashion institution. Here. CEO Colin Henry and creative director Sheila McKain-Ward explain how its being done WORDS: LAUREN ROMANO
hings are looking up at Jaeger. The 130-year-old brand has had its fair share of ups and downs. In the past decade alone it has gone from fashion behemoth to (almost) bust and back again. It was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy in 2012 when John Moulton’s private equity firm Better Capital swooped in and paid fashion industry mogul Harold Tillman £19.5m for a majority stake in the company. At that time the label’s financial forecast was anything but optimistic: profits had fallen by two thirds in the financial year to February 2012 and trading continued to be hit by the economic downturn. When chief executive Colin Henry was appointed the following year he had a
“Jaeger has a past that many of the American fashion houses are missing” challenge on his hands and set about reversing Jaeger’s loss-making trajectory with an ambitious five-year turnaround strategy. Judging by recent results, he is succeeding. Nearly 18 months in and the gears have shifted as a wave of successful clothing collections and sharp boardroom decisions have helped Jaeger on its way to regaining high profile British fashion brand status. For the 12 months to March 2014 losses after tax shrunk from £9.9m. A solid Christmas trading period meant that in the last quarter total sales were up by an encouraging 8.3 per cent, with online sales rising by an impressive 78 per cent. The breakdown makes eye-opening reading too: womenswear sales leapt six per cent; outwear soared by 18 per cent and cashmere clocked an impressive 91 per cent increase. Figures and financial reports aside, on the fashion front a peruse of the latest spring/ summer collection is further proof that Jaeger is back in the game. Coming to the rescue at the drawing board
is creative director Sheila McKain-Waid. The Kansasborn designer might not sound like the obvious choice to navigate Jaeger’s return to its premium British heritage, but she is truly enamoured by the history of the brand. “It has a past that many of even the most established American fashion houses are missing,” she says. And certainly she has wasted no time in orchestrating a style shake-up which respects the label’s roots. Re-acquainting the core UK market with Jaeger is top of Colin Henry’s checklist and consequently the pair have been working together on a streamlined approach. Sub-brands Jaeger Boutique and Jaeger London have been ousted and synthetic fabrics have also been shown the door. When McKain-Waid took up the post as creative director in November 2013 a slim 15 per cent of the collection was made from natural fibres; today that figure stands at 80 per cent. She has a sourcing team at her disposal to increase the proportion of garments that are made in the UK too. Five per cent of the current collection was manufactured here, which is still some way off the 15 per cent target. The strategy makes sense. Jaeger was one of the original champions of natural materials and the brand’s reinvigoration places great emphasis on returning to these traditional fibres and processes. “We stripped the design procedure back to really focus on the quality, so we’ve changed some of the factories we work with to ensure that everything is being as sustainably made as possible,” Sheila explains. “We have invested time and resources deliberating and carefully considering each of the components involved in the construction of a garment, from the lining fabric right down to a single button – it’s been an enormous undertaking,’ she adds. The past year has meant a mammoth trying-on session. McKain-Wade personally checks every design to ensure that no finish or fastening is left unturned – one of her most successful feats was to banish the notorious ‘mocket’ in favour of proper pockets. “The first step for me when I started was to look into the archive,” she reveals. “With a brand that’s 130-yearsold, the legacy doesn’t come lightly. When I told people that I had a job at Jaeger, everybody had a story up their sleeve,” she laughs. “It was lovely hearing about the affinity the brand has with shoppers in Britain. People would tell me, ‘Oh, my auntie saved up for three months to buy her first coat from Jaeger.’ As an American, this
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sense of loyalty and connection was strange to get my head around at first.” Her so-called mission to discover the “DNA of Jaeger” bought her to designs from the late fifties and early seventies. “There was this moment when there was a real chicness to the design – a kind of understated elegance in the drawings, the illustrations and the advertising, which I loved and felt was missing from the brand today. One of the things I really wanted to do was to bring that chicness back into the equation.” The spring/summer 15 collection certainly radiates this sentiment. Slouchy shapes and petal-shaped sleeves, soft cashmere sweaters, floaty textured silk dresses: there’s a fluidity and effortlessness to the look. Traditional tailoring has been reworked to create a more relaxed silhouette. “Women aren’t buying tailored clothing like they used to. It’s not as clear cut as simply shopping for a matching suit. People now favour a less structured look, so we’ve made pieces that are a lot easier to wear. It’s a nod to casual without actually being casual.” It was a walk down Oxford Street, of all places, that provided McKain-Wade with the inspiration for the S/S 15 collection. “I had an early morning meeting and the area was strangely deserted. I was contemplating the day ahead when a statue by the sculptor Barbara Hepworth drew my attention to the London College of Fashion building,” she recalls. “I’d never noticed it before, but without all the usual chaos, I was struck by it. It triggered a stream of ideas; I started thinking about form and construction and working with a more fluid approach. I went to visit Barbara’s house in Cornwall and the colour palette of muted seaside pastels came from there. It was all quite seamless.” Growing up in the States, she was taught to sew by her mother and studied for a degree in textiles before moving to New York. She found an apartment above a boutique where she got a job hand dying fabrics. Bitten by the fashion bug, she went onto study at the Fashion Institute and later worked for Donna Karan, Morgane Le Fay and Halston, followed by seven years at Oscar de la Renta. She reminisces fondly about the atelier, where a
handful of skilled seamstresses – some of whom had been working there for as long as 60 years – really appreciated and understood the intricacies of the different fabrics. Fast forward to today and McKain-Wade continues to be passionate about the materials she works with. She raves about everything from the thistle-brushed Scottish cashmere to the Gostwyck merino (Jaeger holds the UK
“The archive is great for dipping into, but nobody wants to relive the past” exclusive) – a type of super-fine wool sheared from just one herd of sheep, grazing happily in New South Wales. “The archive is great for dipping into, but you don’t want to get too caught up in it; nobody wants to relive the past,” she says when I probe her about the future direction of the brand. “My job is to take the best elements and update them to make a collection feel relevant for today.” This update extends to Jaeger’s presence on the high street. Refurbishing key stores takes high priority in Colin Henry’s master plan. More than just a paint job, the digitally led transformation will include technological touches, such as in-store iPads and clever window mannequins that enable customers to receive details about the clothes on display via Bluetooth to their smartphones. There’s also talk of a service desk where you can pick up online orders and book alterations or personal shopping services. The first refit at Jaeger’s King’s Road store was an undisputed success: the 2,800 sq ft space enjoyed a 24 per cent rise in sales and the
concept will now be rolled out to other locations. “We are pleased with the progress we have made,” comments Henry. “While we are still in the early stages of our five year turnaround, the improved performance from Jaeger Online and at our new concept stores shows our strategy is paying off.” Those hitting the high street, or the website, might have spied nineties supermodel Kirsty Hume as the face of S/S 15. After ten years out of the spotlight, the LA-based Scot chose this campaign for her comeback, insisting that the brand resonates with her roots and sustainable lifestyle (Johnstons of Elgin produce part of the knitwear collection near Hume’s childhood home in Ayr). “I saw a photo of Kirsty and there was something so fresh and modern about her look. I was captivated,” the designer muses as we flick through the campaign shots. Is busy working mum Hume the typical customer, I wonder? “I get asked about who the Jaeger woman is a lot,” McKain-Wade begins, pensively. “If I had to pinpoint one particular attribute I would say that
“The improved performance at our [stores]...shows our strategy is paying off” she is intelligent – she knows what she wants and she recognises quality,” she adds. “Ultimately I’m striving to create classics with a twist that will also last in your wardrobe. I’m not chasing trends that have been around for five minutes; Jaeger is more timeless than that.” Jaeger, Cabot Place
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The water used to brew 1936 Bière filters through the Swiss Alps, taking up to 25 years to reach the source. This unique water is combined with raw ingredients – Swiss hops and golden barley grown at high altitude on the mountains – to create a beer totally free from artificial preservatives or additives. Long famous for its innovative prowess in the development of new beers, the 1936 Bière brewery also leads in the field of climate protection.
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invest in memories The Ivy has hosted the great and the good for dinner over the years in distinctive surroundings and while the restaurant is closed for renovation until May, a new Sotheby’s auction is inviting bidders to invest in its illustrious dining history. Elements of The Ivy’s iconic decor have been selected to be auctioned off on behalf of the charity Child Bereavement UK as part of the Made in Britain sale on 25 March. The lots include furniture, cocktail glasses and even the restaurant’s entrance mat. sothebys.com
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boisdale classics Boisdale of Canary Wharf is launching Boisdale Classics, a series of events combining fine wines, food and classical music. Violinist Jennifer Pike, a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, is performing first, on the evening of 31 March, after guests have enjoyed a feast of marinated Scottish salmon gravadlax, Aberdeenshire beef and farmhouse cheeses. Top-tier ticket holders will enjoy an artist meet and greet experience in the private dining room and will also be upgraded to Dom Pérignon 2004 at the champagne reception. from £150pp, tickets available at boisdale.co.uk, Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place
FOOD & DRINK Words: Melissa Emerson
detox in a box Having meticulously planned healthy meals cooked and delivered to your door daily is a big helping hand for the time-poor, as I learned when trialling The Detox Kitchen this month. Its packages are for a minimum of five days and range from 900-1,800 calories – I tried the 1,500 calorie protein menu. The tiny pot of three walnuts on the first day did come as a bit of a portion shock, but otherwise the package wasn't too sparse. It includes a daily pressed juice, mint tea and vegetable-based snack, such as broccoli with chilli flakes, to occupy you between meals. Breakfasts were simple but filling, usually granola or porridge with rice milk, and I definitely achieved my five-a-day with the fresh, salad-based lunch boxes. Evening meals were protein-based with chicken or fish (free-range and sustainably sourced respectively). I couldn't sustain more than a few days, but it's a great way to get inspired to make a few changes, especially when it comes to snacking. Online recipes can help keep you on track once your program ends, with ideas like quinoa, walnut and kale burgers. from £29.99 per day, detoxkitchen.co.uk
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Megan May suffered from severe allergies, fatigue and depression before re-examining her diet and exploring the health benefits of a plant-based regime. She is now releasing The Unbakery, a book of raw recipes inspired by her experience. Dishes like beetroot, balsamic and macadamia cheese ravioli sound far from bland – and not having to cook already sounds like a benefit. The Unbakery, by Megan May, £20, published by Murdoch Books, available from April at Waterstones, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place
fair play As Fairtrade fortnight (23 February - 8 March) comes to a close this month, it’s a good time to reflect on what we buy. The FAIRTRADE mark aims to raise prices, and improve both trading terms and working conditions for farmers and their communities. Marks & Spencer has increased its fairtrade wine and chocolate offering this month as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable retail, and we won’t turn down a chance to do good if it involves salted butterscotch chocolate or a bottle of rich, juicy shiraz. from £2, Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Jubilee Place
food envy With an average delivery time of 32 minutes, ordering and paying for food online with Deliveroo is a short but sweet experience. The service is now expanding to Canary Wharf restaurants, including Carluccio’s, Sri Nam, and Obicà. To be sure you don't go hungry, deliveries can be arranged up to a day in advance. deliveroo.co.uk
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Dispatches from the kitchen table It’s time to look at favoured brunch spot, Tom’s Kitchen, with new eyes WORDS: melissa emerson
o be able to go to a restaurant with a full board of mouthwatering pancake specials and turn all of them down on the evening of Shrove Tuesday, as my friend and I did, must mean that the regular menu on offer is full of temptations in its own right. While word-of-mouth has ensured Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf is well-known for its brunch offering, as well as its deli which is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm,
“From rib eyes and rumps to spiced pork belly...all dishes here have a distinctly British feel” its dinner menu shouldn’t be overlooked. The third branch to be opened by chef Tom Aikens is spacious and its modern white tiled walls and solid wooden furniture meant the restaurant was nominated for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in 2014. Admittedly, its daily menu isn’t particularly unique but we have a soft spot for artfully perfected comfort food. From rib eyes and rumps to spiced pork belly and beer battered fish and chips, all dishes here have a distinctly British feel. First up we sampled the pumpkin, ricotta and ginger tart with mixed leaves and a pine nut dressing, and alongside it macaroni cheese – with truffle. The earthy ingredient has given a facelift to many dishes, and this is no exception, elevating the classic to gourmet status in an instant.
Next, despite every attempt to branch out from ordering burgers for our main courses, a lack of willpower ensured burgers it was to be, but when it arrived, it justified the impulse. The Tom’s Kitchen cheeseburger is stacked with smoked applewood cheese, bacon, gherkins, aioli and onion relish, and is so tall it had to be presented as two separate halves on the rustic wooden board it arrived on, and dissected with a knife and fork. A side of audibly crispy triple-cooked chips accompanied it, which, if they were any chunkier, might as well have been whole roasted potatoes. All in all, it was a mammoth meal which any burger lover would enjoy tackling. The fish and chips is also worthy of a mention. Rather than the more traditional cod, it’s made with pollock, and as part of its ongoing commitment to sourcing more sustainable produce, Tom’s Kitchen will donate 50p from every dish sold to the Environmental Justice Foundation. Despite the food being extremely filling, there was no hesitation on our part in ordering sticky toffee pudding with date ice cream and the highlight – a chocolate marquise with blackcurrant sorbet and compote. This rich, cocoa dessert was positively swimming in glossy purple berries, which looked as regal as the dish name might suggest, but take note of a warning here – this is one for certified chocoholics only. Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf, 11 Westferry Circus, London E14, tomskitchen.co.uk, 020 3011 1555
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EAT YOUR WAY STRESS-FREE?
Late nights, demanding presentations and long hours might be a regular feature of city life, but a new book series suggests we may be able to reduce anxiety and depression by changing our diets WORDS: imogen finlay
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here is a problem in the City. In 2014, the Bank Workers Charity published research indicating that 60 per cent of workers in the financial industries identified themselves as suffering from poor quality of sleep and job-related stress on a frequent basis. But, in a culture often stereotyped as ruthlessly competitive many psychologists predict that the true figure is much higher, masked by ‘perfectionism’, ‘masculine environments’ or the British ‘stiff-upper lip’, depending on who you ask. While those suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety should seek medical help, many of us experience minor symptoms of the conditions on a daily basis including tiredness, irritability, lack of concentration and low mood, which may be brought about by our lifestyles. Fascinated by the impact of food on human physiology and mental health, nutritionist Dale Pinnock, the man who has trademarked the term ‘The Medicinal Chef’, has made the connection between how we eat and how we feel easy to understand. In Anxiety and Depression: Eat Your Way to Better Health the author combines simple recipes with scientific explanations as to why certain foods can be an effective part of a treatment protocol. Regardless of how interested in cooking you are, at the very least his knowledge of how nutrients interact with our nervous system should be used to inspire how you eat.
for the health of the nervous system’ by Pinnock. There is evidence that Omega 3 helps nerve cells to communicate effectively, which may help maintain the optimum release of chemicals implicated in positive moods, such as seratonin. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties and therefore could counter the onset of depression. In short, oily fish is a dietary must-have.
FLAVONOIDS Compounds called flavonoids may boost the cardiovascular system and particularly encourage an increase in blood flow to the brain by allowing blood vessels to dilate. Berries are the best source.
GLUTAMINE/GABA GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps to calm nervous responses. While you can’t get GABA directly from food, Pinnock is a master at working holistically and looks at the body’s production processes. For this one, he suggests adding oats, almonds, lentils and walnuts into meals – or anything containing the amino acid glutamine. Turn over to see how Pinnock incorporates this knowledge into dishes. Anxiety & Depression: Eat Your Way to Better Health, by Dale Pinnock, £14.99, amazon.co.uk
BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL Pinnock explains that different foods release their energy at different rates. As sugar is the simplest form of glucose and requires no digestive effort, it enters the blood stream rapidly and causes our blood sugar level to rise quickly, so we feel an initial high. However, this is soon followed by a decline in energy and mood as glucose is taken into the cells. The key is to choose foods that release energy slowly and help maintain mental stability. Combining protein and carbohydrates in each meal is Pinnock’s suggestion to achieve this balance.
MAGNESIUM When magnesium enters muscle cells, the muscle fibres relax, meaning that during moments of nervous tension the mineral can help calm the body’s physical response. While magnesium supplements may help, look out for recipes incorporating leafy greens such as kale and broccoli and also cocoa.
OMEGA 3 As the human brain is composed of almost 60 per cent fat, Omega 3 fatty acids are described as ‘a vital ingredient
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FOR depression Fried mackerel fillets on beetroothorseradish crush
“Heaven! These three magic ingredients combine to make a flavour trio that becomes quite addictive” Serves 2 • 2 mackerel fillets • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 tsp olive oil • 400g cooked beetroot, chopped • 3 tsp horseradish sauce • Juice of ½ lemon • Leaves from a small bunch of dill or parsley, roughly chopped 1. Season the mackerel fillets with a little salt and pepper and lightly fry in the olive oil for around eight minutes, turning regularly. 2. Mix the beetroot, horseradish sauce, lemon juice and herbs. Divide into two portions. 3. Place a portion of the beetroot-horseradish crush on a plate and top with a mackerel fillet. 4. Serve with steamed greens or sweet potato wedges on the side.
FOR ANXIETY Steak with mashed peas, green beans and courgettes
“This is a heavenly dish. Great in the summer months alfresco, or satisfying in the winter with a few cooked root vegetables alongside. There’s masses of iron and magnesium in this” Serves 2 • 200g garden peas • 1 large courgette, cut into rounds • 100g green beans • 1 tbsp olive oil • 2 sirloin steaks • 100g feta cheese • Freshly ground black pepper 1. Place the peas in a saucepan, cover with boiling water and simmer until they soften. 2. Sauté the courgette and green beans in the olive oil until the courgette softens and the beans have turned a brighter green and softened slightly, but still retain their bite. 3. Cook the steaks according to your preference. 4. Mash the peas, then combine them with the beans and courgette. Crumble in the feta, season with some black pepper and toss well. Serve with the sliced steak on top.
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FOR fatigue Berry crumble
“This is super-charged with huge amounts of flavonoids and gives you that perfect balance between naughty and nice!” Serves 2 • 200g blueberries • 200g blackberries • Porridge oats (to make 5mm thick topping) • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1. Place the blueberries and blackberries into a saucepan with 2 tbsp of water. Simmer over a medium-high heat for 30–40 minutes. This constant simmering will let the fruit break down and begin to take on a jam-like texture, without the need to add thickeners. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. 2. Transfer the fruit to a medium-small ovenproof dish. Now, here’s why there was no set weight for the oats. You need to do this by eye. Top with enough oats to give you an even topping of about 5mm thick. Baking dishes vary so much, this is the easiest way to get it even. 3. Sprinkle the flax seeds and cinnamon on top and place at the top of the oven for 10–12 minutes, until the crumble topping begins to get crunchy and turns a little golden.
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Mother’s Day You don’t have to go far to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with Canary Wharf’s top restaurants pulling out all the stops, from exclusive menus to complimentary bubbles, to ensure your mum feels extra special this Sunday
Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill Experience a taste of France this Mother’s Day without the trip to Calais at Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill. The restaurant is opening especially on a Sunday to host the perfect Mother’s Day meal. Prepare to indulge with the wonderful selection of delightful dishes on offer with a three course meal accompanied by bottomless
Prosecco. You can choose from the white bean velouté to start and the roasted Black Angus sirloin for main and, if you’re feeling extra sweet, finish with the lemon mousse. Whilst dining, enjoy a session of live music from their in-house piano singer, because who can resist dinner and a show? D Canada Place, 020 7715 7100
Quadrato Quadrato Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel has pulled all out the stops to create a delectable, mouth-watering Sunday brunch buffet to truly help you say thank you. D £60 adult, £30 child, 12.30pm – 3pm, Quadrato at Four Seasons, 020 7510 1858
Something to take home Don’t forget to pick up a token of your appreciation, because a little something can go a long way
Reserve Privée chocolates, £16, Godiva, Jubilee Place
Rosamore Rosato, £9.99, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place
Brush off your Spanish and treat your mother to a selection of delicious tapas dishes from chorizo lollipops to spring onion tempura at Ibérica– because why stop at dessert when you can also pamper her with a free glass of Cava on Mothering Sunday?
Pink celebration hamper, £95, Charbonnel et Walker, Cabot Place
D Cabot Place, 020 7636 8650
Le Pain Quotidien Even if you have a hectic schedule, you can still make time for coffee and a slice of homemade cake at Le Pain Quotidien. The rustic interior and homey menu of bread warm from the oven, organic stews and tasty pastries makes it the perfect spot for a cosy catch up. And if you can’t tear yourself away, Le Pain Quotidien has a wonderful three course, French-inspired menu too. D Jubilee Place, 020 3617 6631
Where to go? Not all mums like cupcakes and Champagne. If she prefers sushi to scones, or likes her steak with a side of whisky, no matter what her tastes you’ll find a restaurant she’ll love in Canary Wharf
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Spoilt for Choice Enjoy dinner and music at Boisdale of Canary Wharf on Sunday, with a British Sunday lunch, a glass of rosé and a spot of live jazz.
D Cabot Place, 020 7715 5818
Take a break to explore and enjoy Canary Wharf’s temporary exhibitions and permanent art collection around the estate
LOBBY, ONE CANADA SQUARE, CANARY WHARF, FREE
DRAWING ON LIFE: SCULPTURAL CERAMICS BY KATHARINE MORLING
Katharine Morling, Garden’s Edge, 2013-15
UNTIL 20 March Katharine Morling’s subject matter is derived from ordinary, even mundane, objects that surround us every day. However, through her acute observation they become surreal, imbued with characteristics beyond their ordinary physicality. Her preferred medium is porcelain, defined by black line drawing, in which she creates one-off objects, limitededitions, collections and installations on a range of scale. The exhibition demonstrates Katharine’s sense of fun, her acute observation, her sense of how strange things can be, and how obsessive human activity sometimes is. For more information see katharinemorling.co.uk
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:
Iori is interested in the notion of what makes a painting. In her current work she exceeds the physical limitation of canvas, challenging what paintings are traditionally understood to be. Inspired by nature and the way natural forces create form, her handling of her materials reflects the tensions between chaos and order, control and chance. ioriendo.com
LAND/STONE/COLOUR: SCULPTURE BY TIM HARRISSON 30 MARCH – 29 MAY
Sculptor Tim Harrisson works predominantly with stone, celebrating its attributes, history and the land from which it is quarried. For this exhibition at Canary Wharf, he has chosen his stones for their range of colour and contrasting qualities. Drawing is a vital element in his work, and the exhibition also includes a number of works on paper. For more information see timharrisson.com Tim Harrisson, North South, 2013
The Community Window Gallery in Canada Place is devoted to exhibiting work by local arts projects.
St Matthias Community Centre 12 March – 12 May The historic church of St Matthias (built by the East India Company in 1654) is a fully converted community centre catering to the local population, as well as hosting a range of events, from wedding receptions to theatre workshops. Regular art workshops are run by Splash, as are activities for young and old alike. Organisations using the centre include a local Majorettes group, Royal Shakespeare Company, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and Neighbours in Poplar. stmatthiascommunitycentre.com
Gabriella Ingram Jubilee Walk Gabriella’s handbags are by no means traditional leather bags, but can be classed as wearable art. Her inspiration comes from the materials she works with: etched stainless steel, acrylic, wood and rubber. Her exclusive collections are individually handcrafted in London and Berlin. gabriellaingram.com
EVENTS Take on a challenge this spring for a good cause and experience live music in Canary Wharf
COUNTRY COLLECTIVE WITH LUCY MAY, RED SKY JULY & JESS AND THE BANDITS To celebrate the best emerging country music stars from both the UK and USA, the East Wintergarden welcomes Lucy May, Red Sky July and Jess and The Bandits all in one night and all performing live – bringing a taste of Nashville to Canary Wharf! BOOKING: Book tickets at 0871 220 0260 or at seetickets.com. Tickets available on the door, subject to availability. Booking fee and maximum purchase applies.
Wednesday 4 March 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) East Wintergarden Canary Wharf £15
CHALLENGE YOURSELF THIS YEAR Cycle challenge
Thursday 14 May
Saturday 30 May
An exciting inter-company team cycling challenge based on a team pursuit format, where corporate teams made up of eight riders, will compete against the clock on a 1km closed-road circuit in the heart of Canary Wharf. Register your team now at RBCVLondon.com.
Canary Wharf Charity Abseil in aid of SSAFA Book early to avoid disappointment and join other thrill seekers taking part in this fundraising challenge and celebrate a once in a lifetime experience! Fearlessly descend down 230ft while raising essential funds for SSAFA. Registration required. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7463 9297.
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acoustic performance Friday 10 April 7.45pm (doors 7pm) East Wintergarden Canary Wharf £20
In Concert with Skye & Ross – unplugged at Canary Wharf Morcheeba’s singer Skye Edwards and founder Ross Godfrey are joining forces for a special one off acoustic show at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden. Having had two albums reach the UK top ten, Morcheeba’s unique sound has a mix of influences from rock to folk. BOOKING: Book tickets at 0871 220 0260 or at seetickets.com. Tickets available on the door, subject to availability. Booking fee and maximum purchase applies.
LOOK OUT for The new Canary Wharf Arts + Events brochure will be out later this month showcasing all the arts and events in Canary Wharf this spring. Sign up to join our free mailing list by sending your details to email@example.com
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Monday 23 – Friday 27 March East Wintergarden Canary Wharf SOLD OUT
The world’s best players will compete for the tournament title in a full week of close-up sporting action. This popular annual event, a PSA International 50, is sold out, but there may be returns available on the day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. canarywharfsquash.com
JOG FOR A CAUSE
Wednesday 17 June Canada Square Park Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf Jog in aid of British Heart FoundationSign up for this unique street 10km jog and doy our bit to raise vital funds to help save lives. This jog is a great way to share an evening with friends, colleagues or family where you can run, jog or even walk as many laps as you like within Canary Wharf. Warm up begins at 6pm and the race starts at 6.30pm. Sign up now at bhf.org.uk/getinvolved or call 0845 130 8663.
travel Bucket List If you need some travel inspiration this year, let the experts do the legwork. National Geographic has just launched National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World â€“ a carefully curated collection of 24 boutique hotels that it believes offer a unique experience. The hotels must not only offer extraordinary service and a rare location, but must also demonstrate an ongoing commitment to supporting their local culture, heritage and environment. The properties that made the cut span six continents and range from thatched Costa Rican jungle bungalows, to the Nimmo Bay Resort in Canadaâ€™s Great Bear Rainforest, that offers private sunset wildlife cruises and adventures by helicopter. nationalgeographiclodges.com
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
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Diamond in the Rough
The eagerly anticipated Baccarat Hotel and Residences opens this month, becoming the latest luxury hotspot in New York. Located opposite the Museum of Modern Art, it’s a great base from which to enjoy the city’s art and culture scene. Thanks to French design duo Gilles & Boissier, signature Baccarat crystal gives a clean yet decadent feel to its décor, while art and neutral furnishings add a softer side. Treat your stay as a try-before-you-buy opportunity, as glamorous apartments are also available for sale. from $899 per night (approximately £590), baccarathotels.com
The G-Rough hotel in Rome is taking bookings from March, and is certainly more glamorous than it sounds. Housed in a 16th century building, close to Piazza Navona, its interiors are inspired by the work of Italian designers of the 1930s, 40s and 50s – think Fellini charm. Rooms combine velvet chairs and blown glass lamps with contemporary local artwork, and pale patina-aged walls set off the original wooden ceilings. The hotel can also organise customised tours of the area, courtesy of an in-house lifestyle manager. from £316 per night, designhotels.com
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Hong Kong With a dynamic mix of the rural and the urban, Hong Kong has great food, intoxicating views and a lively atmosphere to boot WORDS: CATHERINE COLE
alking around Hong Kong for the first time is an assault on the senses. The city is larger-than-life, full of street food hawkers, sky-high restaurants and swinging Chinese signs, and it’s more frantic than a rush-hour Tube – all the time. But there’s a lot to love about this former British territory. It’s a city of two halves, where the country meets the city. Elegant clutches of skyscrapers are bookended by lush green hills, slick rooftop bars tower over traditional Chinese food stalls and some of the best views on earth look down to the hazy cityscape. If you’re new in town, the best starting point is to take a journey on the Star Ferry. It chugs across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and helps give some perspective to this vibrant world city.
“Hong Kong Island is the pulsing centre of the territory, with quirky bars, shops and street food stalls” Densely populated and hilly, Hong Kong Island is the pulsing centre of the territory, with quirky bars, shops and dai pai dongs (street food stalls) spilling out onto street corners. It’s also the financial district, with skyscrapers dominating the skyline – but from here, a short ride up unique escalators connecting the different levels leads to trendy Soho, which is home to art galleries and pubs and exudes British influence. Although Hong Kong is a global business hub with capitalism flowing through its brightly lit veins, most of the territory is rural. Much of Hong Kong Island is made up of country parks, offering a range of hiking routes (start by clambering up the Peak in the centre of the Island for a view over the city’s colourful high rises) and there are idyllic golden beaches on its south side – Repulse Bay and Shek O are two of the best. However, to really escape the buzz of the city, take a ferry to one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands. Lantau is the biggest – it’s nicknamed
“the lungs” of Hong Kong as it’s covered in indigenous forest – and it’s also home to the colossal bronze Tian Tan Buddha. On a clear day you can see across the water to Hong Kong Island, rendering the comparison between rural and urban life in high definition.
DINING Hong Kong takes weekend brunch very seriously, and one of the most traditional places to enjoy it is Michelin-starred Duddell’s (duddells.co), which serves all-you-can-eat dim sum and free-flowing Veuve Cliquot, surrounded by its rotating art collection. Order the super-light and fluffy barbecued pork buns and pork dumplings with scallops if it’s the last thing you do. When the sun goes down, seek out a rooftop speakeasy in one of the city’s many mansion buildings such as Fu Lu Shou (facebook.com/FuLuShouHK), which has an impressive cocktail menu full of playful concoctions such as Fook You, with Hennessy and dark chocolate, and the Joh Sun, with Ketel One vodka, fresh chilli and vinegar (it’s tasty, honestly).
“With picturesque views across Victoria Harbour, The Peninsula is the luxury hotel group’s flagship property” WHERE TO STAY If you’re after luxury heritage, The Peninsula should fit the bill. With picturesque views across Victoria Harbour, it’s the luxury hotel group’s flagship property, and is the oldest hotel in the city. Rooms and suites are expansive and technology-friendly, with tablets in each room to control functions such as curtains, lighting and sound. Felix, the Peninsula’s Philippe Starck-designed modern European restaurant, provides a 28th floor vista over the harbour and is the ideal place to dine ahead of the nightly light show, where Hong Kong’s superstructures put on a performance. From HK$4,080 (approximately £345.77) per room per night (excluding taxes), hongkong.peninsula.com
CANARY WHARF RECOMMENDS Don’t overlook a visit to the New Territories, the rural land between China and Kowloon. Try hiking in Sai Kung or cycling around Sha Tin – it’s so peaceful you’ll quickly forget that you’re in one of the most highly populated cities on earth.
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River deep mountain high
visits Chile, and discovers feasts on the menu, mountains on the periphery and endless lakes offering a contrast to city life
hileans identify themselves as calm, logical and collected, the Vulcans of South America if you will. Perhaps that’s why they can be overshadowed on the travel scene by the show-stealing Mexico up north, or the carnivalloving Brazil to the right. The country’s understated appeal is remarkable however, because Chile offers a dense culture, brilliant dining options and an abundance of natural beauty – its countryside makes you feel like you’re living in a mineral water advert – and the locals know exactly how to make you feel welcome when you arrive. Getting to Chile involves a 14 hour flight from Heathrow via São Paulo. The stopover is greatly softened for business class passengers who fly with LANTAM (a merger of South America’s top airlines LAN and TAM) as in the airport they have access to the airline group’s first VIP lounge. Aboard, LAN’s Premium Business cabin passengers and those flying Business Class with TAM get to while away the hours with seats that recline fully flat, a bumper film list for a private television screen, and spacious seating arrangements so there’s absolutely no arguing over the armrest. That said, when you do land in Santiago, you’ll find the view rejuvenating. The layers of Chile’s history mesh together before your eyes, with old-world colonial mansions book-ending colourful bars and the skyline framed by a surreal background of snow-capped mountains. Checking into The Aubrey (theaubrey.com) is recommended. A boutique hotel with great character, it was originally built in 1927 and Art Deco features punctuate its 15 guest rooms. These are linked by alfresco corridors and terraces, while its lamp-lit Piano lounge and courtyard are both cosy spots for wine and
tapas after a day of exploring. Much of your adventure in Santiago will revolve around food. I’ve never been in a city where I’ve been presented with so much meat and fish. I’m a real meateater – I class anyone who orders their steak well-done as a vegetarian – but even I was surprised by the range of animals served up during my trip. Horse ceviche, cow’s tongue, sea urchin – from local cafes to the top restaurants. Chilean chefs don’t throw much away, but thankfully they do know how to cook.
“Unwind after a long day exploring the city with wine and tapas in the hotel’s Piano lounge” There’s two restaurants in particular that you must visit while staying in the capital. Firstly the trendy Europeo (europeo.cl), where you’ll find award-winning cuisine with the presentation as stylish as the clientele. Then the Restaurant Peumayén (peumayenchile.cl) that serves authentic food, but with presumably more finesse and much better wine than back in the day. The courses, which come seemingly endlessly (I think we got through 13 rounds in total), constitute a parade of flavour and originality. From the oxtail baked in a pot of fried potato that fell apart on my fork, to a warming bowl of stew kept hot with a steaming chunk of volcanic rock, the food here is regarded as a point of local pride. When ready to escape the urban pace, be sure to explore the Lake District in the south of the country. A short flight with LAN from Santiago Airport will take you Puerto Montt, and onto Puerto Varas. The latter is favoured for its traditional German architecture mastered by colonialists in the 19th century, and it
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sports wooden homes and quaint taverns built on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. The place to stay in Puerto Varas is the Cumbres Puerto Varas Hotel (cumbrespuertovaras.com). It has a ski lodge vibe, with beamed roofs and a roaring wood fire surrounded by armchairs. The small heated pool on the top floor has panoramic views of the stillness beyond, as does the main restaurant downstairs. It serves up a mix of traditional Chilean favourites with a few house specialities. Guests tend to eat slowly, savouring the hotel’s picturesque location. During the day, do take a visit to the Vicente Perez
This image and right: Hotel Tierra Chiloé
Rosales National Park 50km away. Here you can see the roaring rapids of Petrohué Cascades that are dyed turquoise by the sky’s reflection and shoot down the canyons left by pouring lava after the eruption of the Osorno volcano. Alternatively, from Puerto Varas you can also take a ferry to the island of Chiloé, which is known for its obsession with mythical creatures that supposedly crawl its woodland. Stay at Hotel Tierra Chiloé (tierrachiloe.com) – once you find it. Directed to “follow the red arrows” by our guide, the signs turned out to be dotted great stretches apart on a hair-pin turn road in scenes not dissimilar to the opening credits of
The Shining. At least once you get close, the property is beautiful: a giant geometric hallway with 12 sea-facing bedrooms, it is designed to slot into the nature rather than dominate it, and it is truly exceptional both in its attention to detail and uniqueness. Part of the experience of staying here is a list of day excursions, which are offered with an all-inclusive room package. We first chose horse-riding and I got matched, unfortunately, with an unruly, fat little horse. However, after starting the trek with him careering in sharp right angles across the path of the rest of the group, he calmed down and we trotted down idyllic country paths down to the coast and across the sand – horseback riding along the beach being an activity I recommend adding to the bucket list.
“You can see the Petrohué Cascades, roaring rapids dyed turquoise by the sky’s reflection” We also signed up for a boat trip in the largest and most well-equipped wooden vessel. “It was hand made on the island,” shrugged our guide – it even had radiators – as he served up a bucket-full of hot oysters prepared below deck. After stopping off to explore a village lined with Chile’s famous palafitos – distinctive homes painting in primary colours and propped up on stilts – we anchored on the way back to kayak in the ocean. Admittedly, our sedentary city lifestyles had not physically prepared us to battle the gale-force winds flinging us around the waves, but trust me, it was completely thrilling. Sated with fine food and adventure for the day, at Hotel Tierra Chiloé you can warm up and reflect on a trip that everyone should take (Chile’s size makes it hard to generalise about the weather, but it does get cold in the winter months down south). Just like Chile, the hotel is the perfect blend of hospitality and traditionalism. Because, surely you have to love anywhere that has both hand knitted slippers waiting from you on the bed and a Jacuzzi down the hallway?
getting there Return flights from London Heathrow to Santiago de Chile via São Paulo with TAM Airlines and internal flights to Puerto Montt and back from Chiloe with LAN Airlines, start from £1,250 per person. LAN and TAM form part of LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline group in South America. lan.com; tam.com
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We mean business French company La Compagnie could change the fortunes of the business-class-only airline market. Currently, La Compagnie operate business-class-only flights between Paris and New York, but it has announced that as of April it will operate a direct service between London Luton and New York’s Newark Liberty International airport, with regular fares costing £1,549 return. The airline will use Boeing 757-200s with a two by two configuration of 74 fully flattening seats and perks such as tablets for entertainment and a baggage allowance of two 32kg bags per passenger. La Compagnie’s main competition is British Airway’s daily service of business-class-only flights between London City Airport and New York’s JFK, which celebrated five years in operation last September. lacompagnie.com
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Scandinavia’s largest airline SAS – the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark – has updated its long-haul fleet with more than just a few new neck pillows. It is introducing a whole new cabin as part of a scheme to update seven existing aircraft and introduce new planes later in the year. Food is the big focus, with business passengers soon enjoying a refined dining experience that includes proper tablecloths and porcelain crockery. flysas.com
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Business class travel has come a long way since British Airways revolutionised the game by introducing fully-flat beds back in 2000. Now airlines are constantly competing to enhance customer experience with extras such as comprehensive entertainment systems and gourmet menus. In an effort to establish the best options, Skift, a travel industry intelligence agency, has ranked the world’s top business class cabins on a long list of criteria that ranges from storage options to how easy it is to sleep and work aboard. It decided that the winner was Singapore Airlines with its 15.4-inch wide LCD TVs and 30-inch seats. In second place came the roomy Japan Airlines, then glamorous Etihad Airways in third, while tied in fourth were Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The acoustics in each cabin when a baby’s crying, however, weren’t taken into account. skift.com
FLIGHT UPGRADE British Airways has overhauled its business class amenity kits for long-haul customers with the aim of revitalising travellers by the time they land. Available now, the new Club World bag contains eyeshades, a pen, socks, toothbrush, grooming essentials from skincare line Elemis and some all-important ear plugs. britishairways.com
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MOTORING Rise of the machines Anyone who’s anyone in the motoring world will be heading to Switzerland this month, as the Geneva International Motor Show returns for its 85th year. Each year the show is stolen by big debuts: from concept cars to eagerly awaited production reveals – if it’s fast and furious, it’s going to Geneva. This year is no exception, with petrolheads gearing up to be wooed as the world is introduced to, among others, the remodelled Lotus Evora, Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS, the Ferrari 488 GTB and the McLaren P1 GTR. Gentlemen, start your engines. 5 – 15 March, salon-auto.ch
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Cayman heads for the racetrack GT4 offers 911 performance at a fraction of the cost WORDS: MATTHEW CARTER
n the past, Porsche has tried to tell us that there’s a huge gulf between the mid-engined Cayman and the venerable 911; it said that the cars appeal to quite different audiences. Well, it’s going to struggle if it continues that argument with the latest Cayman, the performancefocused GT4. For a start, it’s powered by a 911 motor and is actually quicker against the clock than the Carrera S that donated it. Those figures are impressive: just 4.4 seconds from 0-62mph and a top speed of 183mph. Also it’s only available as a manual, the purist’s choice, while the performance 911 – the GT3 – can only be had with a dual clutch automatic. And though the latest generation 911 GT3 is quicker, the new Cayman GT4 has lapped the Nürburgring in 7m 40s – the same time as the previous generation GT3. Its performance at the ’Ring is significant, as Porsche has given the GT4 the full race treatment and is aiming the car at the track day brigade. That means lowered suspension, upgraded brakes and a large (if unsubtle) rear
tea tray spoiler for greater downforce. Those who want to go the whole hog can specify the Club Sport Package, which adds a rear half roll-cage, fire extinguisher and six-point racing harness for the driver. At £64,450 in standard trim, the Cayman GT4 might be £9,000 more than the current top Cayman, the GT, but it’s a staggering £36k less than the 911 GT3. And that makes it something of a performance bargain.
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blown away by the Tesla Model S, the all-electric luxury performance car that’s for everyday use
here are two distinct sides to the Tesla Model S. On one hand it’s a handsome four-door saloon with, as it happens, two boots for luggage. It’s extremely comfortable with a seriously refined ride. And it’s quick – breathtakingly so. It’s whisper quiet and loaded with kit. It’s also extremely clever: virtually all the car’s features are controlled via the huge central screen, a screen that’s bigger than most laptops. Want to open the sunroof? Do it via the touchscreen. Need to navigate somewhere via sat nav? Again, use the touchscreen and then split the display so half shows the map and the other half shows information relating to the car – usually the state of the battery. And that leads us to the second aspect of the car. It’s a battery-powered, pure electric car. That means there’s no noise and no pollution from the exhaust pipes (well, there aren’t any, but you know what I mean) and it offers a totally different driving experience. Tesla is an American company and the brainchild of PayPal co-founder Elon Musk. The Model S is the company’s most ambitious product yet, and arguably makes the most viable case for switching to an electric vehicle to date. It is a remarkable drive. This is not the quickest Model S – that’s the twin-engined, four-wheel drive P85D
Performance with 691hp available – but it’s still plenty rapid enough: it takes a shade over five seconds to reach 60mph. The lack of noise combined with the electric whoosh as it accelerates and the absence of gear changes make it seem quicker still. Although you’ll need to use that performance with care: the harder you go, the faster you’ll drain the battery. Thanks to the low centre of gravity, the comfort of the ride is exceptional: the Tesla’s battery packs are all mounted under the floor of the car ensuring that much of its weight is as low as possible. The compact electric motor sits between the rear wheels, allowing for that large rear trunk and the smaller, but still roomy, front boot for luggage. And of course it couldn’t be easier to drive. Using the Mercedes-sourced gear selector, you put the car in D and, well, drive. Instant acceleration is matched by incredible braking – all you have to do is lift your foot off the accelerator and regenerative braking kicks in. With a little practice, you’ll never need to use the brakes at all (but don’t worry, the brake lights do come on when you lift off the throttle to warn those behind you are slowing.) The picture is completed by advanced telematics, making it possible, for example, for the owner to crank up the heating from the comfort of the bedroom via smartphone, ensuring the interior is nice and warm on a cold morning. But the real trouble with electric cars is that you have to stop every five minutes to top up the battery, right?
“Using the Mercedes-sourced gear selector, you put the car in D and, well, drive”
Well yes and, er, no. With small EVs like the Nissan Leaf, you’ve got a range of around 120 miles at best, which is fine if you spend your time driving around town, but less useful if you actually want to go anywhere. The Tesla is different. You’ll need to ignore its official range of 310 miles – impressive but unrealistic in the real world – and instead bank on a genuinely achievable 240 miles or so on a full charge, comparable to a petrolengined saloon of a similar size. So how usable does that make the Tesla? There’s only one way to find out. With a range of 190 miles on the clock, I decided to head from London to Leicestershire to see some friends. It’s a round trip of 240 miles so I knew I would have to refuel somewhere en route, just as I would in a conventional car. The only difference is that it’s possible to refuel an ordinary car just about anywhere, whereas recharging the Tesla is a little more difficult. There are four ways to do it. The first is via a simple three-pin domestic socket and it takes forever. Or you can install a ‘Type 2’ charger at home, which will give you 40 miles of charge in four hours. Find a public 3-Phase Fast Charger and that 40 miles boost will take just over an hour. Better but still not brilliant. Fortunately there is another solution, and one provided free by Tesla to owners: the Supercharger, which will charge about half the battery in 30 minutes. Currently there are 20 Supercharger sites covering the country – with a fair proportion of those in London at places like Heathrow Airport, Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, Brent Cross and Royal Victoria Dock. There are also two bays – soon to be doubled to four – in the Montgomery Street car park here in Canary Wharf. Then, there is also a site just off the M1 in Northampton. You peel off at junction 15 and drive for a minute or so to a Campanile Hotel where there are two Superchargers. After you plug the car in, you can wander into the hotel for a coffee or to use the facilities, make some calls, read the paper or, if you’re organised, have a business meeting. In theory it should have been possible for me to drive up to Leicestershire and then recharge on the way back to London. That would have been a journey of 172 miles, which made things a little marginal. I elected, instead, to recharge on the way up. It couldn’t have been simpler. One of the chargers was already in use when I showed up, but I plugged into the second and then read the paper for 25 minutes as the charger did its stuff. I arrived with 115 miles on the clock and left with 189: clean, simple and relatively quick (though the driver of the third Tesla to show up might
have thought otherwise as he had to wait until one of the Superchargers became free before he could start charging his battery). But as I continued my journey, it dawned on me that I would have to revisit the Supercharger on my way home if I wanted to be sure of having some juice left in the battery for the next day. Just as well I did. I got back to the Supercharger with 85 miles on the clock and with 70 miles still to drive. I might have made it, traffic willing, but would have had virtually no miles left at journey’s end. Again it was dead simple to refuel and I added 95 miles in 25 minutes, but of course, I had now added the best part of an hour to my trip, whereas topping up a petrol tank would have added ten minutes at worst. But honestly it didn’t really matter. Quite apart from knowing that I was able to refuel for free and that I was doing my bit for the environment – in terms of exhaust pollution at any rate – I also enjoyed the sense of being a pioneer. Living with a Tesla simply means a little bit of forward planning is required. After all, when the motor car was first invented there were no fuel stations and motorists had to drive around with cans of petrol to top up their tanks. That state of affairs didn’t last too long. While EV chargers might be comparatively few and far between at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before they are everywhere. And then there really will be no excuse for not driving an electric vehicle, especially when it’s as good as the Tesla. Is the hugely impressive Model S really the car of the future? Absolutely not. It’s here now – and that makes it very much the car of today.
vehicle specs Car: Tesla Model S Price: £58,680 (incl £5,000 Government grant) Engine: Rear-mounted; 85 kW electric Power: 380 hp Performance: 125mph max, 0-60mph in 5.4 secs Drive: Rear-wheel drive, single-speed automatic transmission
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SALES head of sales at Knight Frank Wapping, comments on the trends in the residential sales market
Traditionally the New Year brings a renewed confidence in the property market and there is a surge of enthusiasm in moving and a fresh start. However, having had the quietest start in recent years it seemed the property market had adopted the stance of a dormouse and was still in hibernation with very little stirring – perhaps this has had something to do with the extreme cold that we have been experiencing. There are a number of reasons for such a timorous attitude with, of course, the election looming in May, the Euro slide and Greek change of government, as well as the Russian intervention in Ukraine and other rumblings in different parts of the world. But there are signs of life with more feelers being put out for the sales market both in terms of property coming to market and buyers venturing to see what is out there. With the stock market appearing to be a bit jittery, property should return to favour as a safe haven and for many a growing nest egg for retirement, particularly with the change in the way pension pots can be used. We expect that the number of investor sales will continue to increase. As progress continues apace with the construction of Crossrail and the infrastructure and redevelopment of the City fringe, the many new developments that are either completed or coming up to the first stage of completion will provide much needed stock to supply the demand for homes to the east of the City. To the northeast of the City the increasingly influential Silicon Roundabout tech cluster at Old Street now has a number of exciting new developments coming to the market alongside the earlier pioneering buildings. This youthful, vibrant area fulfils 21st century needs and aspirations for a new, young population. Meanwhile the gracious old buildings of Spitalfields and majestic Wharf buildings will continue to attract attention for their special charms, while the pull of riverside living will continue to be at the top of some people’s wish lists. The prophecy in The Long Good Friday has proved to be true for those who remember the film.
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DID YOU KNOW? One of the largest regeneration schemes London will have seen in decades has received a seal of approval from the UK government. Work will begin in April 2015 to transform Old Oak Common in West London with the introduction of up to 24,000 new homes. The area’s regeneration is predicted to deliver a £15bn boost to London’s economy over a period of 30 years. london.gov.uk
Sit-down service For its Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Multiyork worked on a collaboration with Monsoon as well as introducing a wealth of new prints by the design brands Nina Campbell and Osborne & Little. A standout piece from the new season’s collection is the Atlas sofa, which is inspired by mid-century British manors. The antiquated button-back detailing and wool herringbone fabric is modernised with contrasting leather piping and a splash of icy blue upholstery. Atlas Button-back Sofa, £1,829, Multiyork, multiyork.co.uk
NEWS JLL CITY OFFICE TURNS TWO As JLL’s City office celebrates its second anniversary, the team welcome Bernard Cully as head of sales. Bernard joins the City office after three years at JLL Canary Wharf and brings with him a wealth of property experience. When the City office first opened its doors in March 2013, the focus was very much on new homes, but thanks to increasing interest from buyers in the resale market and tenants, the agency has evolved to the point that it now offers a full-fledged resales Head of sales at JLL’s City office, Bernard Cully and lettings service. Head of office, Neil Short says: “It has been great to see the City office evolve with the needs of the central London property market and I look forward to growing the team further in 2015, and strengthening our residential position.” jll.co.uk/residential
HOT PROPERTY: THE BEVENDEN Within just weeks of launching for sale, almost a third of the apartments at Crest Nicholson London’s Hoxton development have sold. All one-bedroom apartments at The Bevenden have been snapped up but a selection of two and threebedroom apartments still remain. The development has attracted interest from both investors and owner/occupiers looking to benefit from strong rental yields and longer term capital growth. Crest Nicholson London’s sales and marketing Director, Julia Reynolds says: “Feedback from buyers is that The Bevenden sets a new standard for developments currently available in the area in terms of design and finish, hence the high rate of sales we continue to see.” Located close to the booming Silicon Roundabout, home to an ever growing number of successful British web businesses, The Bevenden offers convenient access to the City and the West End putting the breadth of London within easy reach. Prices from £780,000, 15-21 New North Road, N1, 0800 883 8052 thebevendenhoxton.com
LETTINGS partner and department head at Knight Frank Wapping, comments on the trends in the residential lettings market GARY HALL,
Rental values in prime central London have spent 11 of the last 12 months in positive territory, benefiting from a prolonged period of political uncertainty surrounding the sales market and growing corporate demand. Rental values rose 0.2 per cent in January, which took the annual increase to 3.4 per cent, the highest rate in three years. As May’s general election approaches, some activity has moved from the sales to the rental market as buyers await the outcome and more clarity on the likelihood of further property taxation. However, the shift has only had a limited impact and the lettings market is also benefiting from stronger corporate demand. Budgets are not as high as they were before the financial crisis but the spending power of many senior executives, in the form of share options, has improved as the stock market recovers. The number of new prospective tenants rose 24 per cent in the final quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in the previous year. Meanwhile, the number of viewings and tenancies that commence in the final three months of last year each rose by more than a fifth compared to 2013. However, there is still a degree of caution in the market. There is a lack of stock in some areas as potential landlords hesitate over the wider political uncertainties caused by the election. Meanwhile, record low mortgage rates and the fact that stamp duty has been reduced for sales below £937,500 will have prevented some from moving from the sales to the lettings market. A degree of downwards pressure on rent is also expected while inflation remains low. The Retail Price Index fell to 1.6 per cent in December, its lowest level since 2009 and the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Rises during rent reviews have historically been between three per cent and eight per cent, however, some tenants are seeking lower increases given the macro-economic backdrop, something landlords are taking on board rather than a risk void period given the rental market’s recovery is not yet in full swing. Rental yields continued their steady climb, rising to 2.94 per cent, the highest level in 17 months.
Knight Frank WAPPING 020 7480 6848 knightfrank.co.uk/wapping
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KnightFrank.co.uk Apollo Building, Isle of Dogs E14
Two bedroom apartment Large penthouse duplex apartment with stunning views of Canary Wharf from a private terrace. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open plan kitchen, balcony, concierge, leisure facilities, parking. EPC rating D. Approximately 117.5 sq m ﴾1,265 sq ft﴿ Leasehold Guide price: £675,000
KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3641 6112 ﴾CNW140214﴿
Ocean Wharf, Westferry Road E14
Two bedroom apartment A large two bedroom apartment with stunning westerly views of the river and City skyline. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open plan kitchen, terrace, concierge, parking. EPC rating B. Approximately 86.8 sq m ﴾935 sq ft﴿ Leasehold Guide price: £700,000
KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf email@example.com 020 3641 6112 ﴾CNW150031﴿
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Seacon Tower, Hutchings Street E14 Two bedroom penthouse apartment
A stunning apartment offering some of the best views of the Thames and City of London that are available in Canary Wharf. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, 2 terraces, private parking, concierge, leisure facilities. EPC rating D. Approximately 136 sq m ﴾1,467 sq ft﴿
KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3641 6112
Leasehold Guide Price: £1,600,000 ﴾CNW120124﴿
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Discovery Dock, South Quay Square E14
Two bedroom apartment
Contemporary two bedroom apartment located in Discovery Dock East close to the centre of Canary Wharf with corner balcony and river views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, concierge. EPC rating B. Furnished
£725 per week
KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 3641 9294
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West India Quay, Hertsmere Road E14 Three bedroom apartment
Bright and airy three bedroom apartment to let close to the centre of Canary Wharf with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, open plan kitchen, concierge. EPC rating C. Furnished
£1,695 per week
KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3641 9294
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KnightFrank.co.uk Leeward Court, Wapping E1W
Modern one bedroom flat Contemporary and spacious one bedroom apartment which has been recently refurbished. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, reception room/dining room and kitchen. EPC rating B. Measuring approximately 45 sq m ﴾48 sq ft﴿. Available Furnished Guide price: £385 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ210223﴿
Capital Wharf, Wapping E1W A lovely 5th floor two bedroom apartment
Lovely flat with private balcony and river views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, reception room, balcony, 24 hour concierge, residents gym and parking space. EPC rating C. Approximately 91 sq m ﴾975 sq ft﴿. Available furnished Guide Price: £640 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ187643﴿
All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges
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KnightFrank.co.uk New Crane Wharf, Wapping E1W Great two bedroom warehouse conversion
Characterful flat with stunning river views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room/dining room, kitchen, 24 hour porter and parking space. EPC rating C. Approximately 116 sq m ﴾1,250 sq ft﴿. Available furnished Guide price: £675 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ102802﴿
NEO Bankside, Southbank SE1 Luxury development
An outstanding apartment with panoramic views of London's iconic skyline overlooking the river Thames. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen and reception room, 24 hour concierge, private residents' gymnasium and business centre. EPC rating C. Approximately 49 sq m ﴾527 sq ft﴿ Available furnished Guide price: £625 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ165066﴿
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orMiSton Grove, W12
aLderbrooK road, SW12
5 bedrooms u garden u fully refurbished u EPC=D
3 bedrooms u 2 bathrooms u EPC=D
Guide £1.95 million
Brook Green – 020 3618 3777
Clapham – 020 8673 4111
31 offices in London, 80 offices in the UK and 600 offices globally.
Moore HoUSe, SW1W 2 bedrooms u parking u concierge u EPC=C Guide £1.425 million Sloane Street – 020 7730 0822
CUMberLand terraCe, NW1
CHepStoW road, W2
Bedroom u bathroom u garage u Grade I listed
2 bedrooms u 2 bathrooms u EPC=D
Guide £1.75 million
Guide £1.6 million
St John’s Wood – 020 3043 3600
Notting Hill – 020 7727 5750
ManSon HoUSe, N1
CLanCarty road, SW6
2 bedrooms u 2 bathrooms u 24 hour porter u EPC=D
5 bedrooms u 3 bathrooms u garden u EPC=C
Guide £625 per week + admin fees apply*
Guide £1,150 per week + admin fees apply*
Islington – 020 7226 1313
Fulham – 020 7731 9400
Wherever you are, whatever your dream home, talk to Savills.
thinking of renting? there are some important things you need to know. *Admin fees to include drawing up the tenancy agreement and reference charge for one tenant - £276 inc VAT one-off fee. £36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependant on the property size and whether furnished/ unfurnished. For more details visit www.savills.co.uk/fees
aSHe HoUSe, TW1
CHeyne roW, SW3
2 bedrooms u balcony u parking u EPC=B
5 bedrooms u studio u garden u EPC=C
Guide £807 per week + admin fees apply*
Guide £4,250 per week + admin fees apply*
Richmond – 020 8614 9114
Chelsea – 020 7578 9000
PACIFIC WHARF, e14
PAN PENINSULA EAST, e14
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø underground parking space ø daytime porter ø 87 sq m (954 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø off-street parking ø use of residents gym, swimming pool and spa facilities ø 78 sq m (838 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Guide £800,000 Leasehold
Guide £820,000 Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2595
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2511
WEST INDIA QUAY, e14
BELGRAVE COURT, e14
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø off-street parking ø 24 hour concierge ø 87 sq m (933 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø shower room ø balcony ø terrace ø 79 sq m (846 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Guide £830,000 Leasehold
Guide £850,000 Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2502
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2595
HERMITAGE COURT, e1w
HANOVER HOUSE, e14
Reception room ø 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø daytime porter ø allocated parking ø 98 sq m (1,050 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø concierge ø protected parking ø 81 sq m (866 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Guide £740,000 Share of Freehold
Guide £1 million Leasehold
Savills Wapping email@example.com 020 7456 6800
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2502
HANOVER HOUSE, e14
SAUSAGE FACTORY, se16
Reception room ø open plan kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø concierge ø protected parking ø 121 sq m (1,302 sq ft) ø EPC=C
2 reception rooms ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø garden ø roof terrace ø off-street parking ø 477 sq m (5,138 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Guide £1.2 million Leasehold
Guide £5 million Freehold
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2595
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7456 6800
LANDMARK EAST, e14
EATON HOUSE, e14
Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø storage room/utility room ø residents gym ø 56 sq m (607 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø cloakroom ø balcony ø concierge ø protected parking ø 67 sq m (727 sq ft) ø EPC=D
Guide £550,000 Leasehold
Guide £600,000 Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2511
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2502
PAN PENINSULA WEST, e14
ONTARIO TOWER, e14
Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 2 parking spaces ø 152 sq m (1,638 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø further bathroom ø 2 parking spaces ø 233 sq m (2,507 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Guide £1.65 million Leasehold
Guide £1.95 million Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2595
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2502
TELFORDS YARD, e1w
GUN WHARF, e1w
Open plan reception room/kitchen ø dining area ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 120 sq m (1,286 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Reception room ø study ø conservatory ø kitchen ø 3 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø guest w.c. ø 2 terraces ø underground parking ø 232 sq m (2,500 sq ft) ø EPC=E
Guide £945,000 Leasehold
Guide £3 million Leasehold
Savills Wapping email@example.com 020 7456 6800
Savills Wapping firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7456 6800
EXECUTION DOCK, e1w
TOWER WALK, e1w
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø direct lift access ø vaulted ceilings ø underground parking ø 251 sq m (2,704 sq ft) ø EPC=D
2 reception rooms ø study ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø 3 terraces ø garage ø 375 sq m (4,036 sq ft) ø EPC=D
Guide £3.25 million Leasehold
Guide £4.6 million Leasehold
Savills Wapping email@example.com 020 7456 6800
Savills Wapping firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7456 6800
Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk
Coral Apartments, E16 ÂŁ1,095,000 Leasehold Gorgeous two bed duplex apartment with stunning views across the Docks and of the Canary Wharf and City skyline. EPC: C
St. Davids Square, E14 ÂŁ899,995 Leasehold A spacious and well proportioned 3 bedroom apartment offering superb views across London from the roof terrace. EPC: D
Hamptons Canary Wharf Office Sales. 020 7346 5801 | Lettings. 020 7346 5802
Lucienne Court, E14 £550 per week (charges apply)* A brand new three double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a lovely view over open parkland. EPC: B
Maze Hill, SE10 £1,250 per week (charges apply)* A magnificent Georgian Town house located in a fabulous location opposite Greenwich Park and moments from Maze Hill Station. EPC: E
Free Trade Wharf, E1W £400 per week (charges apply)* A luxury riverside one bedroom apartment with south facing private terrace overlooking the River Thames. Exclusive gated development. EPC:C
Seacon Tower, E14 £360 per week (charges apply)* A smart one bedroom apartment on the 7th floor of this desirable development with direct river views. EPC: B
*Tenant Charges Tenants should note that as well as rent, an administration charge of £216 (Inc. VAT) per property and a referencing charge of £54 (Inc. VAT) per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit www.hamptons.co.uk/rent/tenant-charges
CoSMOPOLITAN city living
ity Wharf, a new canalside development offering a unique collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, is launching just off City Road, London, N1 through FABRICA by A2Dominion. Located among some of the capital’s trendiest hotspots including Hackney, Islington and Old Street, City Road has undergone considerable regeneration in recent years and is now establishing itself as a new residential destination.
Designed and made in N1 Each of the four buildings at City Wharf have been designed to pay homage to the site’s industrial heritage and include roof terraces and landscaped courtyards for residents to enjoy. More recently the area has become known for its creative and technology-based industries and the increasing number of fashionable bars, restaurants and
clubs located in the area. Daniel O’Brien – Head of Sales at Hamptons International says: “We are extremely excited about working with FABRICA on the launch of City Wharf this March. This is the first development in this sought-after location that offers well considered architectural and interior design apartments at a reasonable price point. When we launch I am very confident that this will supply the much needed stock that Islington is so greatly missing.”
Prices from £500,000
City Wharf will launch through Hamptons International on 5 March. For more information contact FABRICA by A2Dominion on 0800 083 3199; citywharf.com
Computer Generated Images (CGIs) for indicative purposes only
City Wharf, N1 city-wharf.com
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Horizon Building, E14 • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Luxury penthouse • 2,316 sq ft (215 sq m)
• Spacious living area • Extensive terraces • 2 Parking spaces • EPC - D
“A luxurious three bedroom, three bathroom penthouse with extensive terraces and panoramic views.”
Price £1,900,000 Leasehold For more information please call 020 3355 0953 or email email@example.com
11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE
PRINCE MEWS, CadmusGATE Court, sE16KNIGHTSBRIDGE SW3 • Bullet 2 Bedrooms • point 1 • Bullet 3rd Floor • point 2 • Bullet Furnished • point 3 • Bullet Doublepoint balcony • 4
• Leisure centre • Bullet point 5 • 24 hour concierge • Bullet point 6 • Surrey Quays DLR • Bullet point 7 • EPC• -Bullet B point 8
bedroom apartment “ An “Two exceptional apartment, on ceiling the 3rd heights floor of withlocated excellent prestigious Marine Wharf throughout, maximum quote development” is four lines.”
From £450 PRICE £1,650Per PERWeek WEEK 11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE
furnished FURNISHED For more call 020 3355 0953 For more information information,please call Simon Godson or email 020 firstname.lastname@example.org 1630 or email email@example.com
Potential tenants Potential tenants are are advised advised that that administration administration fees fees may may be be payable payable when when renting renting a a property. property. Please Please ask ask for for details details of of our our charges. charges.
RAINSBOROUGH SQUARE, FULHAM SW6 • 6 Double bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • 2 Guest cloakrooms • 2 Reception rooms • Kitchen/dining room • Cinema room & study
• Garden • Summer house • 2 Car garage • 24 Hour security • Approx. 4,366 sq ft (405 sq m) • EPC rating: current (B) potential (B)
GUIDE PRICE £3,500 PER WEEK UNFURNISHED For more information, call Lucy Morton 020 7306 1630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“ A truly exceptional townhouse in this exclusive and brand new gated development in Fulham.” W.A.Ellis 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP
W.A.Ellis will make an initial one-off tenancy agreement charge of £240 per tenancy plus a £60 referencing charge per tenant. For further details of our services and charges please visit waellis.com
LAWRENCE MANSIONS, CHELSEA SW3 • 2 Double bedrooms • Bathroom (en suite) • Shower room • Kitchen / breakfast room • Entrance hall
• Reception room • Basement storage room • Communal patio area • Approx. 1,033 sq ft (95 sq m) • EPC rating: current (C) potential (B)
“ A beautifully refurbished second floor flat in a very handsome Edwardian mansion block set in the heart of Old Chelsea.”
GUIDE PRICE £2,250,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD For more information, call Daniel Wiggin 020 7306 1610 or email email@example.com
W.A.Ellis 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP
New Providence Wharf, Docklands, E14 Modern one bedroom apartment
This superb one bedroom bright and well-presented apartment has now come to market in New Providence Wharf, E14. This 11th floor apartment offers a large open plan living and dining area, modern fully fitted kitchen, one double bedroom and family bathroom. From the living area there is also access to a North East facing balcony.
The apartment is situated just minutes from Canary Wharf which boasts excellent amenities and transport links. The New Providence Wharf development has a 24 hour concierge, swimming pool, gymnasium and health spa. EPC: B
ÂŁ410,000 +44 (0)20 7519 5900
Pan Peninsula, Docklands, E14 Stunning three bedroom apartment
This spacious three bedroom apartment is located in the extremely desirable Pan Peninsula development. Offering a large living area, with stunning views of the Docklands and Greenwich Peninsula, a separate large kitchen dining area, three bedrooms, the master with ensuite and one further family bathroom.
The development itself is located 0.1 miles from South Quay DLR station and offers a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa and cinema, at ground level Tompkins Bar and on the 48th floor the Attic Bar. The property is available immediately, fully furnished. EPC: B
ÂŁ1,800 per week +44 (0)20 7519 5900
40 years at the heart of East Londonâ€™s transformation
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2006 Baltimore Wharf
2005 Pan Peninsula
2004 Canary South
2004 Ontario Tower
2002 Seacon Wharf
2001/2002 New Providence Wharf
1999 Millennium Harbour
1987 Burrells Wharf
As a result, we have a wealth of experience, in depth local knowledge and a passion for homes in the area. If you own or rent in the Docklands and City and are looking to buy, sell or let, get in touch to find out how we can help you.
2014 Greenwich Peninsula
2014 Royal Gateway
2014 Bellevue Bow
2013 Baltimore Tower
2010 The Heron
For over 40 years, CBRE Residential have worked with the highest profile developers, providing exemplary consultancy advice to help produce some of the most significant and beautiful developments in the Docklands and City.
Call us now for your free market appraisal 020 7519 5900
Sail Court, E14
Indescon Square, E14
A two bedroom apartment within the ever popular Virginia Quay development. Offered furnished, the property features a large reception room that leads out to a private balcony, separate modern kitchen with integrated appliances. Further benefits include secure allocated parking, 24 hour concierge and is located moments from East India DLR station.
Presenting this exceptional one bedroom apartment situated within the stunning Indescon Square development. Offering a spacious open plan reception with high specification kitchen and floor to ceiling glazing, double bedroom, contemporary bathroom and secure parking. Further benefits include a concierge and well located for Canary Wharf.
EPC = C
£345 per week
EPC = B
£375 per week
Boardwalk Place, E14
Ability Place, E14
A spacious apartment set within the popular Boardwalk Place development, located a short walk from Canary Wharf. The property boasts a large reception room leading to a private balcony, marina views, separate fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Additional benefits include 24 hour concierge and secure parking.
An immaculate two bedroom apartment situated on the 18th floor of the prestigious development. Offering amazing panoramic views from the stunning open plan reception with wrap around terrace and high specification kitchen. The development also benefits from leisure facilities, concierge and is ideally situated just moments from Canary Wharf.
EPC = C
EPC = C
£470 per week
Docklands office: 96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP firstname.lastname@example.org I 020 7538 9250
£1,100 per week
Docklands office 020 7538 9250 email@example.com
Victoria Mills Studios, E15
A modern one double bedroom apartment in Millharbour located within minutes from South Quay DLR station and Canary Wharf. Benefits include a private balcony, modern fitted kitchen, a modern bathroom suite and secure underground parking. This property is an excellent location to Canary Wharf and an early appointment to view is highly recommended.
A stunning flat positioned on the first floor of this impressive building offering an abundance of natural light and glorious living space. Offering versatile accommodation and immaculately presented throughout the property consists of two double bedrooms modern bathroom an openplan reception/kitchen with access to a private balcony.
EPC = C
EPC = C
Stretton Mansions, SE8
Three Colt Street, E14
Located on the exceptionally popular riverside development of Millennium Quay, this superb two bedroom two bathroom apartment offers side on river views, spacious private balcony, off street parking, and a short river stroll into Royal Greenwich. This apartment is presented throughout in excellent condition.
A rare opportunity to acquire this penthouse apartment. Situated in the heart of limehouse and close to both Canary Wharf and Westferry DLR station. This three bedroom two bathrooms penthouse is finished to a very high standard.
EPC = C
EPC = C
City office: 20 White Church Lane, Aldgate, London, E1 7QR firstname.lastname@example.org I 020 7377 5788
E14 Old School Square, Westferry
E14 Seacon Tower, Isle of Dogs
A rarely available one bedroom duplex apartment in a stylish converted school building. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and offers high ceilings with lots of natural light, a superb mezzanine bedroom, separate study on mezzanine level and spacious reception.
An impressive 11th floor one bedroom apartment offering direct views over the City and river Thames. This property benefits from an open-plan kitchen/reception, separate dining room, a large double bedroom, two separate bathrooms and a private balcony with awe inspiring views.
E14 New Atlas Wharf, Isle of Dogs
E14 St Dunstans Wharf, Limehouse £1,295 PW
A attractive two double bedroom apartment that offers beautiful river views from its private balcony. Set on the second floor, the property offers a modern kitchen/diner, a large reception and two private balconies. Further benefits include allocated parking, 24hr concierge, gym and Jacuzzi access.
A truly unique three bedroom, two bathroom warehouse conversion positioned over three floors located on the historic Narrow Street. In excess of 3,300 sq ft, this property is nothing short of amazing with features including a built-in library, skyline windows and an integral garage.
E14 Medland House, Limehouse
A stunning and spacious two bedroom apartment set on the first floor of the desirable Medland House development. This apartment offers two double bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen/reception and a private balcony displaying direct views of the Limehouse Marina.
E14 Ocean Wharf, Isle of Dogs
A rarely available, luxury three double bedroom penthouse apartment set within the highly soughtafter Ocean Wharf. This property comprises a large reception/dining area, a luxury integrated kitchen, two bathrooms and a private terrace overlooking the City and the river Thames.
Canary Wharf 020 7005 6080
Bow 020 8983 2930
Limehouse 020 7791 1777
MODEST TO MAGNIFICENT Whatever your style of home, we’ll be pleased to provide you with a free market appraisal. Take a seat and we’ll do the rest
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STATE OF THE MARKET Changing times in the housing market
Predicting the impact of the general election
sales director at Franklyn James Estate Agents, comments on the state of the residential property market
With the cold weather almost a distant memory, the spring traditionally sees the property market shift up a gear in East London. Historically, estate agency has been thought of as a seasonal business and with one of the busiest times of the year just around the corner, we are looking forward to business being good for both sales and lettings. As predicted, 2015 got off to a flying start, with numerous properties that were for sale going under offer in a very short time frame. Lettings stock is also in high demand, with many properties being let within the first few days of marketing. So, where is all this activity coming from? The run up to the general election was expected to cause a slowdown, with predictions of buyers sitting on the fence, but the shortage of property and the extremely low interest rates is making buying in East London just too tempting. How long will this current situation last? The central London market has slowed considerably and usually market trends ripple outwards. No-one has a crystal ball, but one thing looks certain â€“ 2015 will see the market remain strong for both sales and lettings. If you are hoping to rent, buy, sell or let your home sometime in the near future, make 2015 your year to do so.
In the months immediately preceding a general election, it is typical to experience a fall in housing transactions. The uncertainty surrounding an election always causes doubt in the minds of prospective home owners. A change in government can often lead to a change in housing policy and in particular the levies that surround house buying. IThe coming election will have the most impact on those looking to occupy the higher echelons of the London housing market and also overseas investors. As the outcome of the election is likely to be too close to call, this may exacerbate the decline in transaction volumes further as we draw closer to the date. However, this does not lead to a decline in house prices, especially in the capital where the supply of property onto the market is still considerably below the levels most estate agents would expect. Invariably, what we will see is a bottleneck after the election with those who have erred on the side of caution re-entering the buying arena. I would actually expect to see prices rise quite sharply after the general election. The uncertainty around the imposition of mansion tax and the results of the recent changes in the way in which stamp duty is paid will be weighing on the minds of many in central London. The rest of the market will be give more consideration to interest rates that are expected to increase later on this year. While first time-buyers and many other prospective buyers will still be concerned about stringent mortgage lending criteria imposed by the Mortgage Market Review. This year will be extremely interesting for Londonâ€™s housing market with so many political and economic anomalies to consider.
Franklyn James Estate Agents
Lourdes Estate Agents
Docklands, Limehouse & Bow 020 7005 6080 franklynjames.co.uk
Docklands Office 020 7538 9250 City Office 020 7377 5788 lourdes-estates.com
managing director of Lourdes Estate Agents, comments on the state of the residential property market
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Canary Wharf E14
Limehouse Cut E14
Three bedroom apartment I Duplex 27th Floor I Concierge Furnished I EPC C
Three bedroom apartment I Great location Secure parking I Concierge Furnished I EPC B
Two bedroom duplex I Stunning river views Parking I Concierge Unfurnished I EPC B
One bedroom apartment Marina views I Parking Furnished I EPC D
£1,695 per week
£510 per week
Sales 020 7791 7000
Lettings 020 7791 7011
£420 per week
£360 per week
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Alboran Apartments E3
Wick Lane E3
Studio apartment I 5th floor I West facing I Large balcony On site gym facilities I 24 hour concierge I Devons Road DLR 404qft/38m2 I EPC C
Spacious I Two bedroom apartment I Two bathrooms River Lea and Olympic Stadium views I 3rd floor I Balcony 953sqft/96m2 I EPC C
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Forming part of this unique warehouse style development, this is a superb example of a self contained two bedroom, two bathroom duplex apartment. Offering bright, contemporary, open plan accommodation over two floors, the property is ideally located for the heath and Lewisham Town Centre with the DLR.
Beautiful three bedroom house located within a short walk to The Blackheath Standard. Accommodation comprises through lounge, kitchen with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms, single bedroom and modern bathroom. Other benefits include off street parking and stunning 80ft rear garden.
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Stunning contemporary newly built split level apartment finished to a high specification with two double bedrooms and an internal study room. The open plan kitchen/reception room is finished to a high standard with integrated appliances and direct access to a private patio courtyard.
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Greenwich High Road, West Greenwich SE10 Guide Price £1,195,000 Leasehold Four bedroom townhouse arranged over five floors, designed to provide spacious contemporary living accommodation measuring over 2,100 sq ft. Finished to a very high specification with three bathrooms. Close to Greenwich station and all the local amenities.
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The Glebe, Blackheath SE3 Guide Price £2,750,000 Freehold A truly magnificent and beautiful Victorian villa occupying an impressive plot with a beautiful rear garden. This elegant and substantial family home provides seven bedrooms and four bathrooms over four floors with a generously proportioned formal reception and dining room.
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Manor Park, Hither Green SE13 Guide Price £1,100,000 Freehold A stunning and unique four/five bedroom Edwardian semi detached family home which has been extended and renovated to offer spacious contemporary living accommodation. The house is located in a popular residential road within easy reach of Hither Green station, local shops and Manor House Gardens.
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Coleraine Road, Blackheath SE3 Guide Price £2,900,000 Freehold A detached double fronted Grade II listed house situated on a sought after road. This six bedroom property houses a self-contained maisonette on the top floor which benefits from a roof terrace with panoramic views. Ground floor accommodation comprises four receptions, kitchen and indoor swimming pool.
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2 double bedroom, 2 storey house set within this gated CCTV development. The property has been fully modernised to include double glazing, replacement ceilings, wood floors, , alarm, central heating system operated via remote control, smart phone or internet. Lounge. Fully fitted kitchen. Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Garden. Secure Underground parking space. Potential to extend into the loft subject to planning permission. Close to Wapping station and local amenities.
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CITY LIFE IN FOCUS
UK property expert LIFE Residential has opened a new office in E14 on the corner of Millharbour and Lanterns Way. Area lettings manager Jack Spellman explains why the right area and the right agent can lead to a golden investment
Life Residential in facts • 11 London offices covering all zones • International offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa • Specialists in the new-build investment market • Long-standing relationships with many of London’s most established developers of newbuild property including Galliard Homes and City & Docklands • NFoPP qualified staff
Why did life Residential choose Lanterns Court as the location of the new office? We love to be right in the heart of what’s going on and Lanterns Court is the altar of Millharbour and E14. Surrounded by numerous new developments and iconic and established buildings, why would we choose anywhere else? Is E14 an area that shows potential for investors? Yes. E14 is a vibrant and increasingly cosmopolitan location with top bars and restaurants, excellent transport links, the river and groundbreaking developments taking place both commercially and residentially. Now – before Crossrail and its high-end shopping centre in Canary Wharf opens – is a good time to invest in the area because its capital growth and yield are only set to rise. Are there any new developments in the area that you’re excited about? We are truly excited about every development we see. Planning is getting much more demanding and buyers’ expectations of standards both in building and maintenance have risen dramatically, which means as time goes on and each development is released, the better they get. We live and work in an amazing city – the best in the world – and these developments are attracting a lot of attention both here in the UK and overseas for these, and many more, reasons.
Why is it so important to buy a home through a respected Estate Agent? Trust, transparency and honesty are words ingrained into LIFE Residential’s core values. You have to earn respect and over 15 years of listening to our clients and evolving our business to meet their demands, I am proud to say that most of our business still comes from referrals – if someone is good enough to recommend us to their colleagues, family and friends then we must be good enough to deliver the service expected. Every client is different and while recognising that fact is not going to change the world, to empathise with clients can make a real impact on peoples lives. We believe that listening to what they actually want and delivering this and more is what constitutes great customer service. If we consistently strive to surpass our clients’ expectations at every level, the success of the business will follow naturally. People recommend us every day and former clients come back to us year upon year because we do as we say and they respect our professional judgement. To buy a home or an investment from an independent expert with knowledge of developments, location, property and the marketplace at both a local and national level means that you will have peace of mind. Buying and selling can be stressful. Remember the well-worn phrase: “If you think it is expensive to hire a professional, just wait until you hire an amateur!”
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Show Apartment now open – arrange a viewing today Located just five minutes’ walk from Old Street, 250 City Road is a landmark development designed by world renowned Architects Foster + Partners. These spectacular apartments and penthouses offer stunning City views as well as a host of residents’ facilities including a rooftop gym and terrace, luxurious 20-metre swimming pool and spa; concierge facilities and residents’ lounge. Two acres of landscaping at the heart of the scheme plays host to cafes, restaurants, retail outlets, creative workspaces and a 4* hotel. Public areas are fully Wifi enabled. The development is located between Old Street and Angel, with the City and Shoreditch on your doorstep. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses available – prices from £835,000 Call: 020 3468 5790 or email: email@example.com In the last ten years, the Berkeley Group has created 436 acres of public space
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THE CROSSRAIL EFFECT: which areas will see the greatest change in property prices and why? Diana Alam, Head of Residential Development Sales, JLL
LL has carried out an extensive study into how every Crossrail station will affect the housing market of its immediate and surrounding area. The analysis assessed existing residential property, new development opportunities and the medium and longterm potential impact that the line will have on every station location. With the collected research, JLL devised a unique scoring system which rates each Crossrail station on a number of criteria. The overall Crossrail impact score takes into account the regeneration and residential development taking place, as well as factors including the potential to develop and price and rental growth forecasts. Visit the webtool online at residential.jll.co.uk.
Are you expecting house prices to slowly increase up until Crossrail opens in late 2018, or to see a sudden jump in value when it begins operating? We are expecting house prices to rise steadily until Crossrail is fully operational in late 2019 and also beyond this time point, as residents and potential residents see the benefits created by Crossrail. Home buyers, both for their own occupation and for buy-to-let investors, will be happy to buy ahead of the Crossrail operation if they perceive values will rise notably in the interim. The situation is different in the rental market where renters will not be prepared to pay higher rents before Crossrail arrives. But once Crossrail is fully operational, or operational on the appropriate sections of the line, then rental tenants will get the full benefit of this new transport link and this will force rents up quickly and sharply. This means that in the lettings market, the rental rises will initially be more moderate and in line with other areas, but will then jump suddenly immediately before Crossrail and will probably outperform market averages for perhaps the first couple of years after its launch.
How is Crossrail predicted to impact the price growth forecast in central locations and which stations are predicted to benefit the most? In terms of house price growth winners, Whitechapel is expected to outperform with prices rising by as much as 54 per cent by 2020. It will be followed by Woolwich rising by 52 per cent and West Drayton and Ealing Broadway by 50 per cent. The maximum Crossrail impact on house prices will be in Whitechapel where price growth will exceed the Greater London average by 19 per cent. On average, areas with a Crossrail station will see prices rise by eight per cent more than Greater London over the next six years. Other central London locations on the Crossrail route will also see significant price uplift, with Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf expected to benefit from price rises of 44 per cent, and Farringdon by 42 per cent. The projected maximum impact on rental growth is 15 per cent above the Greater London average and seven percent as an average for all locations on the line.
“Whitechapel is expected to outperform”
Are the homes in the capital that are not near Crossrail stations at risk of losing value? No, we don’t predict prices will decrease as a result of Crossrail. Overall, we are expecting house prices in London to rise strongly over the next six years or so, so we are not expecting price falls. It is also interesting to note that the price rises will ripple out to neighbouring locations. In addition, the impact of Crossrail will be to increase the capacity of London’s transport network, so all London locations will be less crowded and areas will become more attractive and appealing as Crossrail will take some traffic away from existing lines. The Central Line is a good example of this.
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Welcome to the March edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles a...
Published on Feb 25, 2015
Welcome to the March edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles a...