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23 VIVA ITALIA As a new exhibition celebrating Italian cinema’s golden age opens, JACK WATKINS looks back on a sensational era


travel 94 THE GOOD LIFE CHRISTOPHER DAVIES experiences first-hand why Argentina’s steak and wine is world-renowned

98 THE ART OF VACATION AIMEE LATIMER discovers the flip side of Florence

AIMEE LATIMER talks to Hardy Amies’ design director Mehmet Ali about rewriting the book on style



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business 80 EMERGING ECONOMIES: THE MINT SERIES The third in a four-part series examining the rise of MINT nations and their evolving impact on the global economy. This month: Nigeria

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“Summer afternoon – to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

With recent promises of a sublime summer hitting the headlines – “the hottest on record” and “120 days of sunshine” say the tabloids – we’ve thrown ourselves into the summer season here with gusto, and in this month’s pages you’ll find everything you need for a stylish and social summer extravaganza.

Start by planning your season with our essential guide to the key events from May until September – arrive in style at Henley Regatta, dress the part for Wimbledon, bring the best picnic to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and rub shoulders with royalty at the Epsom Derby. For our go-to guide, see p. 12.

Elsewhere, our style pages are filled with suggestions for the chic man and woman – chaps, rock an orange and navy Rivieria-inspired style this summer (p. 31) and take inspiration from the linen suits and dapper, nonchalant styling of Hardy Amies – whose design director talks exclusively to us on p. 34. Girls, prepare for the sweltering temperatures by dressing all in white – a classic look, just perfect for this sunshiney season (p. 50). If you need to add a little colour to your collection, then this summer’s floral trend will provide plenty of seasonal styles to ensure you look the part at the polo (p. 40). In Canary Wharf, summer is here too. A whole seasonal programme of arts, events, fashion and food are lined up to delight and amuse – get the essentials on p. 21. In Cabot Square, Ibérica La Terraza is finally reopen, heralding the start of leisurely lunchtimes amidst the trickling water fountains and shady trees; Aimee Latimer gets seasonallyinspired on p. 112. Elsewhere, fashion events (p. 52), new openings (p. 54) and style essentials from local favourites ensure you have everything you need for summer, right on your doorstep (p. 38).

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As summer finally arrives, we take a closer look at the biggest dates in the English social season and the best ways to enjoy them in luxury and style Words: Josephine O’Donoghue

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THE POLO SEASON 1 May – 30 September

There are several well-attended matches throughout the summer, which form part of the English season. Teams usually compete for a small trophy during the morning of the final day, followed by the real final in the afternoon. Choose from The Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club (20 May – 15 June), the Prince of Wales Trophy at RCBPC (7 June – 14 June), the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup at Cowdray Park (20 July), the Warwickshire Cup at Cirencester (18 – 22 June) and the Cartier International Cup at Guards Polo Club (25 July). Also proving wildly popular with polo fans is the recent addition of Polo in the Park (6 – 8 June) in Hurlingham Park; the event has attracted spectators from miles around as a modern twist on the traditional game, making the matches fast, furious and terribly exciting.

polo matches in a helicopter? Several of the clubs have helipads or are in accommodating rural spots. D

DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: The Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite brand LK Bennett’s Dallas dress and Claude wedge shoes, and men should check out the new coloured chinos from Ralph Lauren. In colder weather, jeans, boots and blazers are a popular choice. EAT: Pre-order a delicious Italian picnic with wine from your local branch of Carluccio’s and collect it en-route to the match.

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HANG OUT WITH: Princes Charles, William and Harry are polo regulars alongside corporate groups, celebrities, models and most of upper-class England.

GET THERE: If you’re not towing a horsebox, why not arrive at the

DON’T: Wear high heels or Wellington boots.


The Cannes Film Festival has been a highlight of the European social calendar for more than 60 years and is one of the world’s longest-running and influential film festivals; think red carpets, paparazzi, haute couture, palm trees and A-list stars of the silver screen. Thousands of films are screened over 12 days (some tickets available to the public) and the festival highlights are focused on the official selection of 20 films competing to win. Guests also enjoy visits to the Cinéma de la Plage, with performances of film music and showings of Cannes classics, and noncompetition films on Macé beach. D

GET THERE: Join the A-listers by chartering a private jet. D

Blue Slim-Fit Wool and Mohair-Blend Suit, £1,270, Alexander McQueen,

Double-sole Derby, £590, J.M. Weston,


GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA SEASON 17 May – 24 August DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: A showstealing maxi dress by Issa or a navy slim-fit tuxedo by Alexander McQueen with a pair of J.M. Weston shoes. STAY & EAT: Check into one of the most luxurious hotels in Cannes, the Palme d’Or for the full Hollywood-star experience. If you can get a table at Martinez, then you’re guaranteed the most exquisite food, with a stunning view over the Mediterranean. D

HANG OUT WITH: Hollywood A-listers – they’ll all be there. DID YOU KNOW?: The approximate budget of the whole festival is 20 million euros.

Glyndebourne is one of the most elegant occasions of the summer season, drawing thousands of opera-lovers from London and further afield. Set up as a rural opera house in East Sussex by the Christie family in 1934, the auditorium underwent a dramatic transformation in 1994 and now seats 1,200 people. The open-air opera is famous for attracting guests who arrive in black-tie for a formal picnic. This is a unique combination of world-class music and picturesque scenery. This year’s festival includes three new productions: Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Verdi’s La Traviata and revivals of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Handel’s Rinaldo. D Bookings: 01273 813813,

GET THERE: Hire a vintage car to carry you and your guests – and your vintage picnic hamper.

DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: A sweeping evening gown by Matthew Williamson, a pair of Ted Baker crystal-embellished heels and costume jewellery by Carart*. For men, keep it classic with a dinner suit from Gieves & Hawkes. EAT: Book a specially-prepared Glyndebourne picnic via the festival website and enjoy a formal outdoor dining experience of smoked salmon, asparagus, lobster, crab, salads, summer puddings and Champagne complete with table, linen, chairs and a porter service. HANG OUT WITH: London socialites, artists, musicians, writers and culture vultures. STAY: At the Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, East Grinstead. D


WHAT TO WEAR Ruched Crepe Gown, £695, Issa, Nomad Clutch, £595, Matthew Williamson,


Flora Pearl Drops, £349, Carat*, Cabot Place Abstract Flight Gown, £1,995, Matthew Williamson,

Torela Crystal Court Shoes, £130, Ted Baker, Canada Place

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The Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden show, the Chelsea Flower Show, attracts worldclass and celebrity gardeners, famous and budding garden designers and sellers of every garden accessory imaginable. The show never fails to make headlines around the world, particularly as a favourite of the Royal Family and British A-List (last year, Prince Harry, even designed his own garden to celebrate the show’s centenary). Interestingly, the show is said to attract more FTSE 100 chief executives than any other social event. Highlights for 2014 include an evening of light opera by Opera Holland Park, Tom Prince’s ‘Mind’s Eye’ sight-loss garden, which will use textures, sounds, tastes and smells to stimulate the senses, and the Gucci ‘Flora’ garden – a whimsical composition of flowers, fruits and insects, by award-winning garden designer Sarah Eberle, that will reflect the famous Gucci motif. D Bookings: 0844 209 0357,

GET THERE: As the show is located in the heart of Chelsea, just take a leisurely London stroll, or jump in a black cab. DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: Flat shoes – try Charlotte Olympia pumps for a playful style, or classic Gina ballet flats for effortless chic. EAT: Set among the trees, the Plateau hosts a real-ale bar offering bitter, cider and wine alongside woodfired pizza, freshly-brewed coffee, strawberries and cake, with a farmers’ market selling fresh produce. HANG OUT WITH: The Royals attend on the Monday each year, but A-listers and celebrities can be found rubbing shoulders with Chelsea socialites and corporate bigwigs all week. STAY: In an Edwardian-style suite at The Draycott Hotel. D

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In April 1929, Prince Pierre inaugurated the first Monaco Grand Prix, with a lap of honour in a Torpedo Voisin driven by Charles Faroux, followed by 16 cars on the starting grid (eight Bugattis, three Alfa Romeos, two Maseratis, one Licorne and one Mercedes SSK). Today, the Circuit de Monaco, built on the picturesque streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, is one of the most challenging Formula 1 tracks, with tight turns and changes in elevation. It is considered the ultimate test of driving skills, and the beautiful and wealthy setting also makes it one of the most glamorous dates of the season. D

GET THERE: Grandstand tickets are included in the price of a lavish allinclusive 12-night cruise organised by The trip begins in Venice and stops at Kotor in Montenegro, Sicily, Sorrento and Rome, before reaching Monte Carlo for the race, and finally Barcelona (£3,899pp, including flights).

unique views of the F1 cars as they tackle the harbour section of the circuit. HANG OUT WITH: F1 enthusiasts and car-lovers, the most glamorous socialites from across Europe and wealthy corporate groups enjoying some luxurious downtime.

DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: The Card printed cotton-poplin dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, or a pair of Gant linen-blend shorts for the men.

STAY: If you don’t fancy the cruise, stay in an opulent suite at Hôtel Hermitage and enjoy access to all the special events hosted in the Paddock Lounge during the Grand Prix.

EAT: Lunch at Restaurant Virage on Tabac Corner; the trackside restaurant offers


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Traditionally known as the ‘Londoners’ Day Out’, the Derby is one of the most famous flat races in the world, dating back to 1780 – it also offers the biggest prize money in Britain: £1.25 million. The Investec Derby race boasts a list of famous winners including legendary names such as Seabird, Nijinsky, Mill Reef and Shergar, through to 2013’s Ruler of the World – an exhilarating race for old-timers and newcomers alike, it’s popular with groups of all ages, including corporate social events. A lively event in all locations, it is half garden party, half race meeting in terms of atmosphere. Spectators on The Hill can have

just as much fun as those in the Royal Box. D Bookings: 0844 579 3004,

GET THERE: Don’t get the train with the masses, instead hire a chauffer-driven Rolls Royce, Bentley or Aston Martin. D

DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: You’ll only find yourself under an official dress code in the Queen’s Stand (morning dress and top hats, and formal dresses and fascinators) and the Duchess’s Stand (no denim). Otherwise, opt for a classic style such as the striped matte-

satin dress by Halston Heritage or slim-fit cotton suit from Richard James for men. EAT: If you can get a table, lunch at the Blue Riband Restaurant boasts a view onto the finishing straight alongside an with outdoor terrace. After lunch settle yourselves in the Champagne & Tapas Bar above. HANG OUT WITH: London’s movers and shakers, politicians and City bosses. DID YOU KNOW? Parliament used to break in order to visit Epsom for the race.

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DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: Liberty print fabrics; we love the Tree of Life scarves and Iphis tote bags; and for men, check out the Liberty print short and long-sleeved shirts for a stylish injection of colour.

Another long-standing favourite of the London summer season, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art show. Members of the Royal Academy compete against unknown artists to have their work displayed, and more than 150,000 visitors a year come to the summer exhibition to view around 1,200 works, including paintings, sculptures, prints and architectural models. Tickets are also available for a preview party on 4 June for art-lovers to be some of the first to view and buy works whilst enjoying a glamorous evening of Champagne and canapés.

EAT: Just pop round the corner to Swallow Street after the exhibition to enjoy one of London’s finest steaks at Gaucho. HANG OUT WITH: The London A-List, artists, royals, academics, students and artlovers – it’s a diverse and interesting crowd and you’re sure to hear fascinating stories and anecdotes being shared throughout the galleries.


EXTRAS: The Royal Academy runs directly alongside the Royal Arcade; team your gallery visit with a little retail therapy and enjoy browsing London’s finest luxury brands for the perfect summer day out.

GET THERE: Located between Green Park and Piccadilly stations, enjoy a short walk in the heart of the capital after a black cab, or hop on the Tube.

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matches as they fight their way to the final alongside their own professional cricketer.

12 – 16 June (England v Sri Lanka) 17 – 21 July (England v India)

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Lord’s Cricket Ground is the ‘Home of Cricket’, and the headquarters of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), founded in 1787, which moved to this site in 1814. The Test matches unwind at a leisurely pace, compared to most other sporting events of the season – but it doesn’t make it any less exciting. And if, after the excitement of seeing England play Sri Lanka and India, you want to take the cricket bug a little further, why not consider a corporate cricket day? For £10,000, a team of nine from your company can play a minimum of three

GET THERE: Located in St John’s Wood, why not cycle to Lord’s cricket ground – there are plenty of cycle trails in nearby Regent’s Park for enjoying the light evenings after the match. DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: Jackets and ties in the Pavilion, smart-casual in the Warner or Tavern stands. For a relaxed look, girls should check out J Brand’s Inez cotton cropped trousers for a chic-casual style, while men will get it right with a simple yet luxurious shirt from Loro Piana.

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ROYAL ASCOT 17 – 21 June

Perhaps one of the oldest traditions in the English season is Royal Ascot, which was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, but it was Edward VII who gave it a real sense of social occasion. Over 26 days of racing at Ascot, the five-day Royal Meeting each June is the most famous. One of the most popular dates is Ladies’ Day (also known as Gold Cup Day), which this year is Thursday 19 June – and this is when the fashion stakes get really high, particularly regarding hats and fascinators. The Royal Procession of four open carriages takes just under 10 minutes to cross the course to the Royal Enclosure, where members of the Royal Family attend at 2pm every day during the Royal Meeting.

cravats at all costs (you’re not at a wedding, remember); ladies should wear modest dresses and hats, not fascinators. This year is all about florals – especially the SS14 collection from Philip Treacy featuring orchids and roses.

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HANG OUT WITH: As the name suggests, Royal Ascot is attended by members of the Royal Family each day, alongside anyone who’s anyone in upper-class socialite circles, the world of celebrities and usually a fair few politicians as well.

GET THERE: With a helipad and two airfields nearby, Londoners can get to Ascot in just 60 minutes. DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: The dress code is strict, and was revised in 2012. In the Royal Enclosure, men should wear morning dress with top hats, but avoid

EAT: Pre-order online one of the exclusive picnic hampers for two and collect at the Ground on the day. Choose from Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Hampers or a Tamarind Indian Hamper for total ease. HANG OUT WITH: Sporting fans, corporate groups and friends (it’s a good option for a mixed group).

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One of the world’s favourite sporting highlights, Wimbledon is very much a ‘garden party tournament’ – think lush, green grass courts, strawberries and cream, a little bit of rain and a lot of Champagne. The improvements to the newly-roofed Centre Court mean that the whole experience is a little less interrupted by the English weather.

EAT: During Royal Ascot week, picnics are only allowed in the Silver Ring and Heath enclosures; informal picnics are permitted in the car park, which might be one of the most popular choices. Why not have a Top Notch Picnic Box (£99) from delivered directly to the car park on race day?

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GET THERE: Park by the common and enjoy a morning stroll in the open air, or walk through leafy Wimbledon Village to stretch your legs before watching the match. DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: Smart-casual in the members’ areas – blazers for men and dresses or skirts for women. Broderie anglaise skirts by Christopher Kane and Collette Dinnigan look pretty this summer, alongside the ever-stylish Paul Smith blue blazers for men. EAT: Bring a picnic hamper from home and stop at Bayley & Sage, a lovely local deli in Wimbledon Village, before heading to the court.

DID YOU KNOW? Divorcées have been allowed in since 1955.

Travel Tailoring Virgin Wool Jacket, £895, Burberry,

WHAT TO WEAR Selection, £POA, Hardy Amies, Cotton Artist Overshirt, £395, Burberry,

DID YOU KNOW? Located within Lord’s grounds is also the world’s oldest sporting museum – the MCC Museum. It contains the most celebrated collection of cricketing memorabilia including, The Ashes, which reside there permanently.

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GET THERE: Book a rowing boat from Hobbs of Henley ( and enjoy the fun from the river.


Think of British summer time and think of Henley Royal Regatta: Champagne, summer dresses, Pimm’s, striped blazers and some serious competition on the water. The UK’s most famous river regatta started life as a carnival in 1839 and evolved into a rowing competition that has become a firm part of the summer social calendar. The most long-standing, and celebrated, race is the Grand Challenge Cup for Men’s Eights, awarded since the regatta’s first year and open to all established, amateur male crews. D Bookings:

DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: Formal dress only in the Stewards’ Enclosure (for members or by invitation only); there is no general dress code in the Regatta Enclosure. We love men in a not-so-subtle striped blazer from Kent & Curren and Paul Smith sunglasses. For ladies, opt for a coloUrful summer dress from Sandro paired with elegant, neutral accessories. EAT: Feast on a selection of treats including the finest charcuterie, cheeses, salads, scotch eggs, olives, baguettes, salted caramel brownies and strawberries and cream from Spook Hampers ( which delivers anywhere you want. HANG OUT WITH: The British elite, from royals and socialites to upper-class families and university chums. STAY: At Hotel du Vin at Henley-onThames, for amazing deluxe suites. D


The boats have competed in the Solent every summer since 1826, bar those of the two world wars, so this is another of the UK’s most beloved summer traditions. The racing is located in West Cowes from the Royal Yacht Squadron (the smartest yacht club on the Isle of Wight) from 10am each day. As it isn’t an enclosed site, the week is very laidback and most socialising is done in the beer tents and yacht clubs. Cowes Week stages up to 40 daily races for more than 1,000 boats and up to 8,500 competitors participate each day.

GET THERE: Drive onto the ferry at Southampton for ferries direct to Cowes.

EAT: Enjoy a locally-sourced tapas lunch at Amabi where the chefs delight in infusing Basque Country cooking with the best fresh Isle of Wight produce.



DECK YOURSELF OUT IN: Waterfront casuals; women will love Valentino’s embellished leather flip-flops with striped, cuff denim shorts by Marni – and men can’t go far wrong with Incotex coloured cotton shorts.

STAY: Book a suite at the boutique Hotel Terravina



DON’T MISS: The Cowes Week fireworks on the final Friday – a true spectacular.


CLOSER TO HOME – Summer in Canary Wharf Celebrate Shakespeare – Outdoor Theatre

5 June THE PEARL IZUMI TOUR SERIES One of the seasonal highlights in the Canary Wharf summer season is the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, the world class cycling competition, which sees Britain’s top cyclists battle to be crowned the best team in the UK. Covering a 1.1 km circuit, starting outside HSBC near Canada Square Park, the race winds round Canary Wharf. D Throughout Canary Wharf /

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MOTOREXPO Transforming Canary Wharf into a stage showcasing the latest motoring creations and models, Motorexpo is the UK’s biggest free motoring event. With unrivalled access to the latest cars that the industry has to offer, Motorexpo gives visitors the chance to get up close with test-drives throughout the week.

DANCING CITY A firm favourite at Canary Wharf each summer, Dancing City is part of the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival’s annual outdoor dance extravaganza – and is back bigger and better this year. Taking place across Canary Wharf’s parks, piazzas, open spaces and waterfronts where spectators can enjoy mesmerising choreography, captivating moves and exhilarating dance through full and bite-sized outdoor performances.

BP SUMMER SCREENS: The Royal Opera’s La bohème A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. John Copley’s production brings 19thcentury Paris in vivid detail and to life on Canary Wharf’s Summer Screens as it takes part in BP Summer Screens 2014. Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème will resonate throughout Canada Square Park, with its memorable music and classic love story – lovely for a fine summer’s evening.

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Various Dates SUMMER SCREENS If you’ve not managed to get tickets to some of the big events of the season, pull up a rug and a picnic and enjoy all the fun at one (or all) of the Canary Wharf Summer Screen events. Activities scheduled to be screened in real time include Royal Ascot, the Austrian F1 Grand Prix, Wimbledon, the Scottish Golf Open, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix, plus highlights of the German F1 Grand Prix and the British Golf Open.

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7, 14, 21 & 28 July CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE – OUTDOOR THEATRE Why not spend a perfect summer’s evening enjoying an al fresco Shakespeare performance in Jubilee Park? Bring a picnic and some friends and enjoy the likes of The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor on Monday evenings in July.

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4, 11 & 18 August Happy Mondays To get yourself over Mondays and its blues, visit Canada Square Park from 6.30pm where the Summer Screens will broadcast classic comedies to tickle your fancy! D Canada Square Park D For more information and full event listings for summer 2014, visit Dancing City

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FEATURE Brigitte Bardot in Spoleto, June 1961


As a new exhibition opens celebrating the golden age of Italian cinema, we look back at an era that epitomised a world of glamour, decadence and the inimitable Euro chic WORDS: JACK WATKINS

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ou’d need to be a major league film junkie to be able to reel off the names of many successful Italian actors and directors today, but in the 1950s and 1960s, Rome was a genuine rival to Hollywood. The Via Veneto was the city’s equivalent of the Sunset Strip. Celebrity culture walked hand-in-hand with quality commercial cinema. Not only was the place chock full of home-grown talent, but they were joined by many one-time stars with a washed-up reputation in California, who had decided to see if they could get lucky, one more time, in Europe. And, as Hollywood realised that audiences were developing a taste for glamour European-style, more international-themed films became the rage – as did costume epics of the sword and sandal variety – often shot in Italy and featuring such big names as Audrey Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Taylor and Kirk Douglas, and native ‘exotics’ like Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. It effectively transformed the streets of the Eternal City into an open-air film set. If there is one film synonymous with this golden period it is La Dolce Vita, directed by the enigmatic Federico Fellini and released in 1960. Even if you have never seen the film – the title literally means ‘sweet life’ – you will surely be familiar with stills and scenes from

it, most of them featuring the voluptuous blonde Anita Ekberg, playing a Hollywood starlet, and catching the eye with her wild dancing and her nocturnal wade into the Trevi Fountain. In fact, the real star of La Dolce Vita is that archetype of the suave Italian man-about-town Marcello Mastroianni. He plays a gossip columnist with unrealised aspirations to be a serious writer, undermined by his hollow pursuit of the high life. He becomes obsessed with Ekberg from the moment he sees her arrival at the local airport, and they embark on a tour of all the high-profile Roman tourist spots, from St Peter’s to the Caracalla Baths. Mastroianni is undergoing a ‘meaning of life’ crisis, however, and after an orgiastic scene in a ruined villa, the film ends with a morning-after-the-night-before beach scene of poignant ambiguity. La Dolce Vita was like an early glimpse of the jet-set lifestyle as the ’60s kicked off, and it certainly evokes an epoch in Italian cinema history, even down to the characterisation of Ekberg’s husband in the film, an alcoholic Hollywood actor on the way down (played by ex-Tarzan Lex Barker, who was married to Ekberg in real life). It’s also the film that gave us the now alltoo-common word paparazzi, derived from a character in the film named Paparazzo, a photographer buzzing

Richard Burton and Liz Taylor kissing in Ischia, June 1962


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Anita Ekberg driving a Mercedes, Rome, May 1962

Rock Hudson and Cary Grant at CinecittĂ , June 1961

Richard Burton with friends at a restaurant in Trastevere, Rome, June 1963

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Set of La Dolce Vita. Assistant cameraman Ennio Guarnieri, Nico Otzak and Federico Fellini, 1960

Carlo Ponti, Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica, Rome, 1961

Audrey Hepburn, Rome, 1961

Set of La Dolce Vita, Marcello Mastroianni


round the streets on his little Vespa, eager to grab an off-guard shot of a young starlet, or prowling round the society haunts to catch a sneak shot of brawling, drunk or disorderly celebrities. The Estorick Collection’s new exhibition focuses on the rich pickings to be had by photographers operating on the scene in Rome at that time. On one side are the kosher snaps of stars at work on the film sets of international productions such as Ben Hur (1959) and Cleopatra (1963), and on the prestige domestic films of talents like Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Then there are the more disreputable, intrusive offerings of the real paparazzi – Ekberg angrily confronting freelance photographers with a bow and arrow in 1961, or Italian leading man Franco Nero aiming a swipe at the paparazzo Rino Barillari at the Trevi Fountain in 1965 (below). The photographer of the real dolce vita, however, whose work features in the show, was Marcello Geppetti. Along with the likes of Barillari, he would have served as one of the models for the character of Paparazzo in the Fellini film. He died in 1998 but left an archive of more than a million images, and it is from these that most of the photos on display are drawn. Geppetti didn’t start out as a camera-toting vulture, however; his early reputation was built on the high

technical quality of his images and his eye for capturing the dramatic moment. But after making a name for himself with some harrowing images of a fire at the Hotel Ambasciatori on the Via Veneto, he soon joined the opportunists on their scooters, in hot pursuit of snaps of the stars. He got pictures of Sophia Loren in the car with her movie-producer husband Carlo Ponti and the great Italian neo-realist director Vittorio De Sica, and one of two immaculately-attired Hollywood greats, Cary Grant and Rock Hudson. There was one of Brigitte Bardot at the height of her press adulation, surrounded by snappers, and later in the decade, one of Raquel Welch dancing on a table, watched by Marcello Mastroianni. One of Geppetti’s most famous shots was of Richard Burton kissing Elizabeth Taylor while they were holidaying in Ischia. This caused a sensation at the time, as the pair were still married to other partners. The photograph has been listed as being among the 30 most famous images in history. Presented alongside Geppetti’s work in the Estorick exhibition is that of Arturo Zavattini, who actually was a cinematographer and assistant director on many films, including for Vittorio De Sica. His father was screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, one of the early theorists of Italian neo-realist cinema, who worked with De Sica on such classics as Bicycle Thieves and Umberto D. As such, Arturo was well-placed to gain the consent of the likes of Fellini to take pictures of the cast and crew during the making of La Dolce Vita, the very film that reflected back on these new notions of celebrity, and the emptiness behind the glamorous facades. Included is a particularly fine portrait shot of Mastroianni pausing for a reflective puff on a cigarette. It’s easy to draw parallels with the present-day obsession with celebrity from some of these images. The manner in which Geppetti’s, and those of other paparazzi, were obtained certainly changed the face of photojournalism forever, breaking down notions of privacy. The sleazy pursuit of easy lira may have lain at the heart of it, but it’s easy to feel nostalgia for these scenes from Hollywood-on-the-Tiber. At the heart of it was a still-thriving commercial industry making intelligent, mass-market films for grown-ups, with truly charismatic stars – a far cry from the infantilised, gimmick-obsessed movie world of today.

La Dolce Vita was like an early glimpse of the jet-set lifestyle as the 60s kicked off, and it certainly evokes an epoch in Italian cinema history

PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcello Geppetti (1933-1998) MGMC & Solares Fondazione delle Arti

Franco Nero assaulting Rino Barillari at the Trevi Fountain, 1965

D The Years of La Dolce Vita is at the Estorick Collection from 30 April to 29 June,

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As summer gears up, one question many men nervously tackle is: “What should you wear to a summer wedding?� Gant may have the answer, and has showcased some infallible outfit combinations by shooting its menswear Spring / Summer 2014 campaign in the midst of a summer wedding. Groomsmen and guests are kitted out with cotton, double-breasted blazers and fitted club blazers in a palette ranging from navy to white. The collection mixes a dapper look with practical ease of wear: the trousers are semi-tailored in stretch-cotton and the shirts are breathable to carry you comfortably through any overly-long ceremonies. For nonwedding-goers, collegiate creams and navy are punctuated with bursts of yellow, red and indigo to cover all the summer fashion bases. Accessories are also central to the collection, such as textured pocket squares that instantly smarten blazers worn with open shirts and a selection of leather weekend bags that will carry seamlessly into autumn. D Spring / Summer 2014, Gant, Canada Place

Made-To-Measure The expense, and point, of having a bespoke suit made is swiftly diminished when you wear it with an ill-fitting shirt. Fortunately, Emmett London has launched a made-to-measure service for its famous shirts across its four London stores, including the one in Canary Wharf. The process, from the first appointment to the finished product, typically takes five weeks and clients wanting a bespoke shirt will need to attend two fittings in London. The fact that Emmett London never makes more than 25 of any shirt means it is on a constant search for new colours, patterns and fabrics. This gives the bespoke customers in particular a huge range of aesthetic choice on top of the shirts’ structural offerings, including a variety of 60 collar shapes, 13 types of cuff and endless buttons to pick from. D Emmett London Made-to-Measure, Jubilee Place

Sole Credit Shoemaker J.M. Weston has partnered with stylist Charlie CaselyHayford to create a collection of men’s shoes inspired by the J.M. Weston styles of the 1930s. The collection encompasses quilted loafers, double-sole derbys in kid leather embossed with Prince of Wales check and triple-sole derbys with calfskin edging. It’s the classics revamped, adding edge to a suit without taking it a step too far. D J.M. Weston & Charlie Casely-Hayford collection, from £490,

Re-Think Lancaster Lights is a bespoke design company that’s transforming items from Britain’s history into functional lighting. These pieces are instant heirlooms built to last. So much so, each Lancaster Lights piece comes with a lifetime guarantee. The Lancaster is made from an early 1900s fire extinguisher. The canister has been stripped, renovated and nickel-plated to preserve all of its original features and imperfections. D The Lancaster, POA,

For Him | STYLE V-Neck Pure Merino Sweater, £85, Jaeger, Cabot Place Bellini Black Tortoise Fade Sunglasses, £99.99, Toms,

Printed Check Shirt, £49, COS, Jubilee Place

Dudley Marshall Crew Neck Sweatshirt, £134, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

Logo Embroidered Holdall, £1,620, Valextra,

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Navy and White Shirt, £POA, Kent & Curwen,

Orange Navy In recent years, the colour orange has gone through a revival. No longer resigned to be the colour of 70s carpet, this season the shade is brighter, fresher and more sophisticated. For summer, pair singular pieces or orange accessories with its perfect accompaniment – navy

Suede Kiowa Moccasin with Bow, £89.95, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

Ed-55 Dark Blue Denim Rinsed Jeans, £82, Edwin Europe,

The Little Duffle in Orange, £495, Burberry,

Orange Leather Business Card Holder, £75, Turnbull & Asser,

Oliver Spencer Walter Ink Blue Sunglasses, £190, Eye Respect,

Silk Wax Coat, £295, YMC, Hardy Amies

Humlan Pumpkin Headphones, £39, Urban Ears,

Plain Repp Tie in Orange, £95, Turnbull & Asser,

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This copper-plated lamp is adjustable in the middle to better direct the light.

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Tinker, Tailor, Stylist’s eye Mehmet Ali, design director of Savile Row’s Hardy Amies, discusses assuming the helm of an established brand and making it your own Words: Aimee Latimer

Interview | STYLE Hardy Amies S/S14 Collection

f you are vain enough, as I hope you are, to read this book, surely you can be vain enough to want to make yourself less fat,” said Hardy Amies, a man of many words – not all of them gentle – when writing what is, quite literally, the book on style. This was his advice for burley men reading his 1964 style guide ABC of Men’s Fashion, found under ‘F’ for ‘Fat Man’. For the more self-forgiving types who flip forward to ‘S’ for ‘Stout Man’, they are met with the curt: “See ‘Fat Man’, p.106”. When Hardy Amies arrived on Savile Row in the ’40s he was an opinionated designer who helped launch the notion of ready-to-wear clothing for men and became courtier to HM Queen Elizabeth II from her coronation to his retirement. The way he encouraged men to dress to suit their body type and lifestyle struck a chord with a generation trying to break away from the homogenous drudgery of post-war Britain and helped to establish his eponymous brand in style history. With ABC of Men’s Fashion, a style guide that mixes practical style tips with caustic wit in an A – Z format, he honed in on the fact that a well-fitting suit can change the way a man feels. Now at the reins of this weighty legacy is Mehmet Ali, who has served as design director at Hardy Amies for the last three years. Surprisingly young, he’s as articulate as his brand’s founder, minus the acidity. So much so, that he calmly overlooks the flow of men crashing into the lounge we’re talking in, excusing themselves over their shoulders, their pardons captured on the dictaphone. 14 Savile Row, Hardy Amies HQ, is a working

house. It feels partly like a home with its tall ceilings and comfy chairs. However, the reception looks into a room of tailors cutting great sheaths of fabric, men routinely drop by for fittings and Ali’s office is slotted somewhere out the back. “This is everything. It’s a bespoke house and it’s also our design headquarters. It’s where we operate as a business and we now have a showroom just down the road which showcases all of the collections. We’re due to open a retail flagship store in London very soon. It’s exciting.” This environment centres Ali in the midst of his craftsmen, seeing them work and observing the needs of his customers day-to-day. “I think when it comes to the process of developing and changing the fits, or whenever we want to try something new, I am indebted to the knowledge of the people around me. We’re lucky to have some fantastically talented tailors and seamstresses and people who work on bespoke items in the house, so we’ve always had the rapport when developing something for ready-towear and the ease to go down and talk to them.” He pulls forward the lapels of the navy flannel jacket he’s wearing – his typical uniform: “For example, this jacket. We’re now developing it with a soft shoulder, no lining and no shoulder pad. Designing this was as much a conversation with some of the tailors in the house as it was a thought process of how to make it fit beautifully and retain its quality and longevity as a garment. Some of the techniques our tailors use are very time-consuming and expensive, but through that conversation we developed techniques and ideas that can be mass-

“I think when it comes to the process of developing and changing the fits or whenever we want to try something new, I am indebted to the knowledge of the people around me”

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produced in a way. And that’s where we got the idea to do parts of our range which are a little more unconstructed and a little more contemporary, because we would be able to achieve them through using some of the techniques bespoke tailors use, but modernising the way we use them.” Ali always had an interest in fashion. After completing a degree in politics and philosophy, he began to spend an increasing amount of time at his tailors: “I just loved the atmosphere of the place and started spending a lot of weekends there. Whether it entailed getting clothes made or adjusted there, whatever it became, I would see jackets and coats being made by hand and pieces put together. And just seeing the craft – the antiquated ability to put these pieces together – I found that really interesting. So that’s when I went away and did the menswear part of my, I suppose, education.” This education was formalised with a MA in Fashion Design and a spell as a menswear designer at Reiss, “doing a bit of everything”. It is this practical education of watching the design process from start to finish that has seemingly fuelled Ali’s two-pronged approach to design: “Shirting, small accessories, bags: that offering needs to be seen in a broad, overarching way, but also in the minute detail. For example, looking for the simple piece that could be missing – an interesting new thing that we haven’t done before. It Both Hardy Amies S/S14 might be a new knitted tie or a new take on the blouson, or it might be putting a colour across a range that really lifts it and feels really relevant for the season.” As suggested, when Hardy Amies’ showcased its Spring / Summer 2014 collection at London Collections: Men (LC:M) the cohesive collection was piqued with eccentricities. It featured a mixture of fabrics, patterns, lapels, soft greys,

Above: ABC of Men’s Fashion by Hardy Amies

bolts of tangerine, double-breasted suits worn on top of knitted jumpers and open blazers with scrunched pocket squares and sunglasses. The line will now present its Spring / Summer 2015 at LC:M this June. Ali may be driving his team to evolve the way they think about making clothes in order to meet the demands of the future, but his vision is still honouring the brand’s past: “The Spring / Summer 2014 collection was really an opportunity to partake in some storytelling and it was one of the first seasons we really delved into the Hardy Amies history books. We found this existing relationship between Amies and the designer Saul Bass, a cinematic, graphic artist I’ve always been a fan of. He did some of the campaigns, such as a Hardy’s aftershave campaign in the 60’s, and he did a lot of work for Stanley Kubrick and lot of other great directors of the day. Some of the artwork he did for films were screen-printed and the colour combinations that came out of those works inspired some of the colour combinations that we used from that presentation.” Looking back, Ali recalls growing up with a copy of ABC of Men’s Fashion long before he arrived at the brand. Speaking about the book, he says: “It actually felt like that was one of the most important things he has left us – especially here at the house. Not really about how relevant the comments are – some are still quite relevant, some less so – but it’s an insight into his character: it’s witty, it’s tongue-incheek and quite harsh in places. More than anything, it lent itself to be brought back to life again in the same way the house has been. He was a pioneer of ready-to-wear menswear.” So, does Ali have any rules that challenge the like of Hardy Amies’ ‘P’ for ‘Pressing’?: (“Everybody knows that trousers have to be kept well-pressed and nearly everyone knows how to do it. If you haven’t been in the services then get a wife and train her.”) “One of my rules is to do with ease and effortless style and that sometimes comes from not trying too hard,” Ali explains. “So it’s not matching things up too much, not caring too much about how things are perfectly put in place. I think there’s a British eccentricity to being a little bit more dishevelled or carefree with style. It’s not so much a rule, but it puts you in good stead.”

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Left & below: Hardy Amies S/S14 Campaign Right: Hardy Amies on the steps of No.14 (1950)

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Orlebar Brown

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Summer’s fast-approaching and where better to kit yourself out for days lounging by the poolside than Jubilee Place’s resident swimwear specialist, Orlebar Brown. We talk to founder, Adam Brown, about beach style, bedroom business and Bond


ack in March 2007, in a bedroom in East London, one Adam Brown, inspired by a recent holiday and the less-than-inspiring male swimwear on view, launched a revolutionary line of trunks designed not as “a swim short, but more the short you swim in”. Seven years on, Orlebar Brown remains at the top of its game, adding a string of female and non-swim collections to its range. So what’s the secret to OB’s success? Well, for Brown it’s down to the company’s fundamental raison d’être: “many others have historically included swim as part of their collection, but we were the first to really focus a lifestyle collection ‘around’ a swim/poolside story. We keep the tailored swim shorts at the centre of our story, and it has given us a unique angle.” “We are not just another baggy shapeless pair of shorts. Our swim shorts are based on a 17-piece pattern of a man’s pair of trousers, they have side fasteners to adjust, a zip fly, front and back pockets and a tailored fit. This enables our product to be truly versatile and take you from sun lounger to sun-downer. Considered, tailored, colourful; these are our brand values and define everything we do.” Orlebar Brown’s unique design, both practical and aesthetic, is clearly vital to its success but it would seem that Brown’s early career as a photographer has also quite visibly infiltrated into the brand, from its products to its campaigns. While Brown – whose name, and that of a former business partner, act as the basis for the brand –

remains modest about his photographic abilities, he admits that he has “always had clear ideas on composition, colour, scale and message. “I suppose the part of the OB journey I have really enjoyed is creating a narrative around a product. We have definitely used photography on both product and through marketing to facilitate this.” But, as with any great creative, photography is just one aspect of the brand’s style. Since 2009, OB has been famed for its range of distinctive collaborations, named OB Editions, and has this year teamed up with tattoo artist to the stars, Saira Hunjan, and late Japanese designer, Yuko Hagiwara. Brown admits: “We spend a lot of time researching artists and potential partners for our OB Editions as I think this is such an integral way to bring the brand to life. It gives the product a story and the customer an understanding of who we are and what we like outside of great colours. Art, photography, illustration and graphics all play a vital part of this narrative.” Going on to reveal that OB is bang on-trend this summer with its jungle-inspired range, Brown explains how “flora, fauna, exotic animals and birds of paradise in vibrant colours all take centre stage. Moving from photography to illustration just slightly this season sees the launch of designs with the fabulously eccentric Greek artist Konstantin Kakanis.” See the results for yourself in Orlebar Brown’s Jubilee Place store.

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Springer Chicane Swim Short, £125

Bulldog MidLength Swim Short, £225

Tommy T T-shirt, £95

Ellis Mazanine Harrington Jacket, £295

Dudley Mid Grey Melange Crew Neck Sweatshirt, £135


Pink silk dress, £2,247, Antonio Berardi (; Brown leather heels, £POA, Dsquared (dsquared2. com); Saskia feather ring, £107, Marte Frisnes (

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Floral cocktail dress, £7,800, Elie Saab ( SAAB boutique at Harrods, 02071 73 64 24); Leopard Alyssa belt, £295, Temperley London (


Daisy lace embroidered dress, £2,495, Matthew Williamson (matthewwilliamson.; Saskia feather ring in gold, £107, Daria bracelet in pink, £88, Keely earrings in aqua, £126, all Marte Frisnes (as before)

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Orchidea top, £395, Orchidea skirt, £620, both Temperley London (as before); Gloria bracelet in blue/ silver, £55, Daria bracelet in pink, £88, both Marte Frisnes (as before)


Cotton & silk floral embellished coat, £3,760, floral printed cotton skirt, £390, both Marni (26 Sloane Street, SW1X, 0207 245 9520); Erin feather earrings, £78, Marte Frisnes (as before)


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Ted Baker chose to shoot its Spring / Summer 2014 lookbook in the theatrical grounds of a romantic old circus. The collection’s carnival of colours and styles mix and match to create a head-turning range enlivened with flashes of neon, metallic edging, signature prints, sorbet shades, block colouring and jewel embellishment. Further diversified by a variety of tailoring – from draping crop jackets and pleating, to cocoon coats – this is one collection to show up and show off in. D Spring / Summer 2014, Ted Baker, Canada Place

What Lies Beneath Power dressing, much like power itself, is built on a strong foundation. dMondaine is a high-end shapewear line whose designs have gained the approval of, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams. dMondaine’s pieces don’t squeeze and constrict the body; instead its techy fabric lifts, enhances and smooths. Gone are the days of wriggling into rubbery shapewear as it mercilessly bunches and pings down; dMondaine’s ResultWear is crafted in breathable, silky fabric and many pieces feature flat zippers, which are invisible on the silhouette. D ResultWear, prices from £80 - £190, dMondaine,

Home & Grandeur Vamping up the glamour stakes, the Versace Home line has launched two new elaborate tableware ranges. Medusa Gala and the even more opulent Medusa Gala Gold feature gold ribboning and Baroque details in the multi-piece dining sets. Each piece is finished with a deep glaze to harden it into being dishwasher-proof and to make it positively gleam in candlelight. D Medusa Gala and Medusa Gala Gold collection, Versace Home,

Pretty Tough Pretty Ballerinas and Camper have been working together to create the perfect pump. Blending Pretty Ballerinas’ sweet designs and Camper’s highperformance, pro-sport technology, they’ve created two pumps with a sporty edge in pretty dove-grey and teal. Both are available in store and online. D Pretty Ballerinas and Camper shoes, £119, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

Be Cos Japanese design house Nendo is retailing its new collection of homeware through local favourite COS’ online website cosstores. com. The two brands share common ground with a similar passion for classic shapes structured to be modern, functional and stylish. Available now, expect muted colours and a re-imagining of the simple shapes of everyday objects. D Nendo collection,

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The Nude Nail Trend Nude nails are a major trend for Spring / Summer 2014 and were worn by models walking for Tom Ford, Matthew Williamson and Temperley London. Nails Inc., has launched The Perfect Nude collection, ranging from shades of pale pink Charlotte Street to dark caramel Draycott Avenue. The glossy and nail-strengthening formula captures the polished, luxe look. D The Perfect Nude collection, £12 each, Nails Inc., Cabot Place

Grand Designs Electrolux Grand Cuisine is the only professional cooking system designed for the home. Comprising nine units, it includes a French-style Molteni cooking stove, a combination oven, a blast chiller and a vacuum sealer. It has been created to produce restaurantquality food at home and designed to solve the home-cooking problems you didn’t even know were there. For example, it has an interactive interface that can be controlled with your elbow when your arms are full. Intelligent sensors and pre-set programmes can cook anything from steak to meringues with precise heat and humidity, while manual settings are available for more confident chefs. D Electrolux Grand Cuisine, from £43,000, Electrolux,

Blossom Benefits Jo Malone London has launched a limitededition Silk Blossom candle scented with apricot, gradually fading into pink blossoms. Jo Malone will match the £42 price of each candle sold with a charitable donation to garden projects across the UK that improve the lives of people living in vulnerable or deprived situations. D Silk Blossom Candle, £42, Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place

Stick & Smooth Realine Beauty is the Botoxfree way to rapidly diminish the appearance of frown lines. You apply the medically-tested, hypoallergenic patch to your forehead for a few hours each evening or overnight. It re-educates the skin by restricting the movement of the forehead to give it a relaxed, smoothed appearance. Simple to use, 84 per cent of clinical trial participants said their frown lines appeared smoother after using the patch.

Long-Term Fix For busy women without the time for touch ups, Estée Lauder’s new double wear makeup collection infuses some of the brand’s best products with a long-wearing formula. The Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup teams staying power with the light coverage of a tinted moisturiser in eight flattering shades. The oil-free formula with SPF 30 brightens and evens skin tone while giving it a healthy glow. Pair with Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara, to keep eyes defined without smudging. D Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara, £20.50, Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30, £29, Estée Lauder, Boots, Canada Place

D Realine Beauty Patches, one month supply, £28, Realine Beauty,

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Quentin Jones for Smythson Zip Pouch, £550,

Le Marais Tuxedo Jacket in White, £249, The Fold, The Fold London,

Redgrave Coat, £580, Goat,

Petal Clutch in Canvas and Leather Stripes, £695, Burberry Prorsum,

Dynastia Clutch in Black Tab and Kabibe Polish, £621, Nathalie Trad,

Ivory Ponti Himalayas Top, £310, Ellery,



Quite simply, everything goes with white. Whether it be clean and bright, layered with black or luxe shades of cream, detox your wardrobe this May Marylebone Tote in Ivory Saffiano & Mouse Python, £1,395, Aspinal of London, Cabot Square

Concrete Bead Necklace, £19, COS, Jubilee Place

Rosario Graffiti Leather Shoes, £149, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

Carolina Herrera S/S 2014

Thimble Playsuit in Cream, £50, Supremebeing, Pamplona Lurex Print Shift Dress, £169, Reiss, Jubilee Place

Monogram Diamond Jacquard Crop Trousers, £59.50, Banana Republic, Jubilee Place

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Spring / Summer 2014, Reiss, Jubilee Place

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Régalade Dress, £135, Sandro, Jubilee Place

Marilyn Transparent Vinyl Shoe in Patent Lemon, £139, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place Palm Tree Print Skater Dress, £145, Karen Millen, Jubilee Place

With discounts of up to 20 per cent in many of Canary Wharf’s leading fashion and accessories stores, this two day shopping event provides the perfect opportunity for shoppers to refresh their summer wardrobe. With great offers from the most stylish brands, as well as fashion shows to give you some summertime inspiration, Canary Wharf has everything to ensure you get kitted out with all the season’s must-haves, to take you from the beach to the bar, and everywhere in between. Here’s our pick of some of the best on offer for a stylish summer at home or abroad.

BAG it UP This season it’s all about bold colours. Be brave and bag yourself a bright orange handbag from Micheal Kors, or go tribal and grab yourself an embellished clutch from L.K.Bennett. For a single splash of colour, pick up a tote from Apsinal of London and Tumi.

Bea Beaded Clutch, £185, LK Bennett, Jubilee Place

The Marylebone Light in Poppy, £750, Aspinal of London, Cabot Square

Villa Q-Tote, £295, Tumi, Cabot Square

Miranda Tote, £780, Michael Kors, Jubilee Place


Kelly Metallic Leather Large Winged Tote, £265, L.K.Bennett, Jubilee Place

By the POOL Ray-Ban Aviator, £170, David Clulow Opticians, Cabot Place

Make a statement as you lounge in the sun in colourful swimwear from Orlebar Brown and Wolford, and style your look with sunglasses from David Clulow and Michael Kors accessories.

Ipanema Mazanine String Bikini Top, £115, Alessano Mazanine String Bikini Brief, £95, both Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

Mid-Size Silver Colour Stainless Steel Ritz Chronograph Glitz Watch, £209, Michael Kors, Jubilee Place

Spring / Summer 2014, Wolford, Jubilee Place

his Style Guys, whether you’re planning an action-packed adventure holiday or an afternoon in the pub, stand out from the crowd with a splash of classic colours from essential brands such as Gant, Orlebar Brown and Tiger of Sweden. Royal navy and time-honoured beige are all the rage this summer; team striking shirts and chinos with a subtle sand-coloured shoe.

Chaos Jacket, £299, Tiger of Sweden, Jubilee Place

Leather Bag Limited Collection, £335, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

Spencer Riviera Striped Collar Polo Shirt, £115, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

The Prep Chinos, £85, Gant, Canada Place

Kelby Sand Otterproof, £285, Church’s English Shoes, Cabot Place Spring / Summer 2014, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

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Having just opened a store in Jubilee Place, Sandro is bringing some French flair to Canary Wharf’s already flourishing fashion offering


legant, simple, chic: think of French style and these are just a few of the words that spring to mind. Think of your typical French fashion designer, however, and a Moroccan-born law graduate may not be the image that immediately springs to mind; yet Evelyne Chétrite, founder of internationally-acclaimed fashion line Sandro, isn’t your ordinary designer. Having launched the brand in 1984 – shortly after marrying her husband, Didier Chétrite, at the age of 19 – Chétrite was determined to meet the demand for a clothing line that filled the gap between high-street and

high-end French fashion. Over the past two decades, Sandro has done exactly that, becoming a front runner in the industry and laying claim to a wealth of admirers, from Pippa Middleton to Alexa Chung. Now a global representative and revolutionary of French fashion, Chétrite certainly has come a long way; no surprise, perhaps, when you consider her creative eye and effortless flair are somewhat au naturel. Sandro was established on family foundations and fashion, it seems, runs in her blood. During the company’s early years, Chétrite was joined by her younger sister, Judith, who later went on to launch the Parisian fashion line Maje. These days, Chétrite’s eldest son, Ilan, works alongside her in the company and was responsible for creating the brand’s menswear range in 2008. Yet, despite its growth, Sandro’s ethos has remained the same, appealing to astute and pragmatic buyers who are looking for quality above all else. For Chétrite: “Sandro is all about making women feel confident and beautiful. Our brand brings a modern twist to feminine outfits with a high sense of detail.” Last month, Sandro became the newest arrival to Canary Wharf’s shopping scene, promising its “collections will bring a new Parisian touch to the British working girl’s wardrobe” and “a new way to express their femininity with all the refinement they need.” Jubilee Place’s latest opening marks Sandro’s fourteenth London outlet. Joining the likes of Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Harrods, it bolsters the brand’s already 406-store-strong empire. With a commitment to feminine French tailoring and simple yet flattering lines, Sandro makes a welcome arrival to Canary Wharf and provides the perfect enticement to revamp your summer wardrobe. D Sandro, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf



treasured timepieces, fine and contemporary jewellery & luxury goods

Royal Blush

Since it was discovered in 1979 by a group of geologists exploring north-west Australia, the Argyle pink diamond has captured the imagination of collectors and investors across the globe and among these is luxury jeweller Calleija. Founder John Calleija, a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia, developed a passion for this rare and exquisite coloured diamond and is today recognised as one of its leading suppliers, creating the finest pieces as worn by royalty, actresses and loyal clients. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Calleija will be presenting its latest Argyle pink diamond creations, including Antoinette, Aurora and Ava Rose. “These incredible diamonds are one of nature’s rarest creations and one of the world’s sublime wonders”, comments John Calleija. D

Swiss movement, English heart

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No Smoke without Flowers “There always has to be a story behind it,” explains Tessa Packard. Indeed, no one could doubt the conceptual element behind the jewellery designer’s latest collection, No Smoke without Flowers, which was inspired by the 19th century opium dens of the Chinese Qing dynasty. It follows on from Packard’s debut 2013 collection, Mexicana, which draws upon her love of architecture and the LatinAmerican country’s ancient temples. The new selection of floral pieces pays tribute to the female courtesans, or ‘flowers’, who worked in the opium dens while being courted by the male clientele. The collection also features strong, geometric pieces with brightly coloured gemstones and one of our personal favourites is the Madam Pistil ring set with square-cut amethysts, garnets and black sapphires.

Coming Up Roses To celebrate the newly expanded Piaget boutique, this month sees Harrods’ Fine Jewellery Room play host to an exclusive preview of six neverbefore-seen white gold and diamond pieces from the jewellery house’s Rose Passion collection, launched in January. Pieces include the Rose Elegance high jewellery necklace and bracelet set, and two necklace and earring sets from the Rose Garden. The in-store boutique has now doubled in size and brings with it a comprehensive assortment of Piaget’s fine jewellery and watch collections. Bespoke orders and personalisation services are also available. D Piaget Rose Passion collection, presented exclusively from May in the Harrods Fine

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jewellery Jewels, gems, pearls and diamonds; the essential components of any lady’s jewellery collection by olivia sharpe

Cutting Edge Lydia Courteille’s whimsical and surreal creations never fail to charm and amuse us, as shown by the Parisian jeweller’s latest high jewellery collection, Animal Farm:

Taking inspiration from British novelist George Orwell’s classic novel, Courteille’s Animal Farm similarly plays on the political allegory of animals dreaming for equality and features a farmyard full of familiar faces set in rings, including a crown-wearing cow, a golden goat and a diamond-encrusted pig. The collection is made up of 12 rings, with matching earrings in the pipeline for later this spring

FOUR’S A CHARM This May, the Links of London store in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place will be launching new additions to its coveted collection of charms in time for the summer season. Set in 18-karat gold and diamond pavé, this is the first time the jewellery and watch brand has introduced its sought-after charms in these two luxury materials and customers will be able to choose from four new designs, including Pine cone, Disc, Turtle and Bird. With prices ranging from £450 to £850, they are the perfect gift either for oneself or for a loved one. D Links of London Jubilee Place Canary Wharf


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Each spring, Basel hosts the world’s largest watch and jewellery extravaganza, an event that sees 1,500 exhibitors showcase their wares to more than 150,000 international visitors. Here are the pieces which most caught our eye during the eight day bonanza WORDS: OLIVIA SHARPE & RICHARD BROWN

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From left: 100.88-carat fancy intense yellow cushion-cut diamond centre and 164.60-carats of emerald and pear shape white diamonds set in platinum, POA Jacob & Co; Emerald earrings from the Red Carpet Collection 2014, POA, Chopard; 100.86-carat ruby earrings with 8.6-carat diamonds, POA, Jacob & Co; Magnipheasant Feathers collar, POA Stephen Webster

Basel stands were awash with colour this year as jewellery houses showed off their stunning collections of coloured diamonds and gemstones, proving how size is no longer the only thing that matters when it comes to stones. Graff demonstrated why it is famous for being the supplier of the largest and rarest Natural Yellow diamonds with a magnificent yellow and white diamond Fringe necklace. When it came to gemstones, brands experimented with various colour combinations. Like purple, Pantone’s ‘colour of the year 2014’, green pervaded the Halls of Baselworld. Chopard presented two new pairs of earrings as part of its Green Carpet Collection, the first composed of diamond briolettes and emeralds, and the second of amethysts and diamonds. At Sutra Jewels, the Texan company mesmerised visitors with its vivid display of Paraiba tourmalines. Finally, never one to do things by half measures, Stephen Webster presented his magnificent Magnipheasant collection featuring a rainbow of coloured gemstones, including citrines, amethysts, red garnets, blue topaz and peridots.

Sweet Sundae While the brightly coloured diamonds and gemstones on display certainly packed a punch, the politely pretty pastel pieces which made their debut at Basel were by no means outdone. Pascale Bruni’s reimagined signature Bon Ton collection in rose and milky quartz was well-received, as were Wendy Yue’s feminine and romantic candy coloured designs. This Madame Butterfly necklace is inspired by the 1898 short story turned opera and is a medley of purple sapphires, rhodolite garnets, pink sapphires, opals, tsavorites and brown diamonds.

Clockwise from top: Madame Butterfly necklace, POA, Wendy Yue; 18-karat rose gold earrings with pink opal and diamonds, $20,000, Sutra Jewels; Delicati rose-cut cushion amethyst and diamond pendant, £705, Marco Bicego; Bon Ton rings in pink gold, milky quartz, smoky quartz, pink quartz and white diamonds, from £2,000, Pascale Bruni

Show-Stopper It was Graff’s first year at Baselworld and the international jeweller certainly made it count. Arguably the most talked-about timepiece of the entire fair, the unveiling of the Hallucination watch not only caused an immediate Twitter sensation but broke the record of the most valuable watch ever created, priced at $55million. The masterpiece features a phantasmagoria of more than 100 carats of rare fancy coloured diamonds and for Chairman Laurence Graff, it has made his “diamond dream a reality”. For many of us without £33million as pocket change, however, owning it shall remain a fantasy.

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The Rites of Spring

A Stitch in Time

Taking a leaf out of the fashion industry’s book, florals were once again a key trend at this year’s fair. Due mention must firstly be given to Chanel, which presented its latest line of Mademoiselle Privé timepieces. Inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel’s favourite flower, the Gold Camellia motif is engraved and polished by hand and features a matte black dial set with five brilliant-cut diamonds and five navette-cut yellow sapphires, while the new ‘Maki-e dial’ is the result of a partnership with Japan-based artists and employs the ancient skill of lacquering dating back to 794 AD. Continuing to look east, Wendy Yue’s much-anticipated new collection did not disappoint. The Tears of the Forbidden Fruit necklace presents a melancholy depiction of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil. Italian jeweller Roberto Coin similarly paid homage to nature with his Garden collection rings.

Spanish jeweller Carrera y Carrera’s latest collection, Seda Imperial, is based on an Eastern legend said to have occurred 46 centuries ago and tells the story of a Chinese princess named Liu-Tsu who was forced to marry a barbaric Khan. In revenge, she hid in her shawl the secret of Imperial Silk embroidery and threw it into the ocean. This compelling tale has been reimagined in a series of fine jewellery pieces. Emperatriz is inspired by the shawl’s floral patterns and features a variety of flowers, from the English rose to cherry blossom (reminiscent of China), to illustrate the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. In Sierpes (named after one of Seville’s most iconic streets), delicate lattices imitate the shawl’s silk fringing, while the translucency of the chalcedony (sourced from Brazil) and moonstones creates a crystal ball effect. Garzas, meaning heron, was another typical decorative element and one of the pieces presents two of the birds linked together in an embrace. Finally, Orquideas or ‘orchid’ – a symbol of status in the 19th century – is represented in ruby, yellow gold and diamond pieces.

Above: Tears of the Forbidden Fruit necklace, POA, Wendy Yue; Emperatriz Cascada medium necklace in white gold and diamonds, POA, Carrera y Carrera; Mademoiselle Privé Gold Camellia watch, POA, Chanel

Above: Sierpes maxi earrings in white gold, onyx and diamonds; Sierpes maxi ring in white gold, chalcedony and diamonds; Garzas maxi ring in white gold and diamonds, all POA, Carrera y Carrera

Time to Shine 2014 marked an impressive year for women’s jewellery watches. There was a collective intake of breath at the Boucheron stand when it unveiled its pièce de résistance; the Cristal de Lune watch. Setting our aspirational sights to new heights, the threedimensional timepiece has been classified as ‘a masterpiece in 3D watch-making’. Chanel may be a relative stripling in comparison to some of Basel’s centuries-old watchmakers but it is by no means inferior; this year saw the release of its first high jewellery J12 Flying Tourbillon. The movement is the result of an exclusive collaboration between Chanel and Renaud & Papi and has been adapted from the Premiere Flying Tourbillon for a round J12 dial. Springtime was reflected in the dials of Dior’s new Plissé Soleil models (part of the Dior VIII Grand Bal collection), while Harry Winston and Bulgari dazzled viewers with their diamond-encrusted timepieces.


Pearls of Wisdom Pearls in all shapes, sizes and lustres reigned supreme. After setting the bar extremely high last year with its 120th anniversary collection, all eyes were on Mikimoto to see whether the ruler of the pearl industry could live up to its high standards and it certainly did. The ethereal Sun & Clouds necklace got visitors talking with its seamless three-colour graduation (the yellow diamonds placed around each pearl reflect the glowing sun, while the white and grey pearls represent the darkening clouds as they move further away) but for us, the heavenly Angelic creation was the star. The chain of pearls and diamonds designed to adorn the body include a countless number of flawlessly round and lustrously large Akoya cultured pearls. Over in Hall 2, Rocks god Stephen Webster created a considerable amount of noise with his David Bowie-inspired Lady Stardust collection which celebrates the famous lightning bolt motif. The designer’s Lady Stardust ring brought a modern twist to the traditional mineral with the large South Sea pearl embedded within a geometric, v-shaped pattern set in white diamond pavé.

From left: ‘Lady Stardust’ South Sea pearl ring set in 18-carat white gold with white diamonds, £13,550, Stephen Webster; Sun & Clouds necklace and Brio necklace, POA, Mikimoto

Heritage Pieces

Right: Fringe 18-carat white gold and white diamond tiara by Garrard, POA Tiara can be adjusted by hand to form a Fringe Necklace (as depicted). Earrings part of the Timeless tiara piece

Carrera y Carrera wasn’t the only brand to delve into its the past for inspiration. For Garrard’s latest collection, Albemarle (named after the London flagship store’s location) the royal jeweller based it on the tiara of ‘the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’, commissioned in 1893 at Garrard by the ladies-in-waiting of Princes Victoria Mary of Teck. The tiara has since become one of the most familiar of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s, also appearing on English and Commonwealth banknotes and coinage. Its intricate ‘diamond and dot’ design can be noted throughout the collection, which has been split into two: Albemarle London (fine jewellery) and Albemarle Heritage (high jewellery). Garrard has also released new, one-of-kind high jewellery tiaras. The beautiful Fringe white diamond and white gold tiara can be adjusted by hand to form a necklace, while the Timeless tiara can be taken apart to form a pair of earrings.

From left: 18-carat white gold rock crystal and diamond ‘Cristal de Lune’ watch with diamond tassel, POA, Boucheron; Dentelle de Monogram watch, POA, Louis Vuitton; Dior VIII Grand Bal Plisse Soleil, £11,100, Dior; Avenue Classic diamond drops in 18-karat white gold, POA, Harry Winston; J12 flying tourbillon watch with black Mississippiensis alligator strap, POA, Chanel; Diva watch with 302 baguette-cut diamonds, 16 round-cut diamonds and 394 brilliant-cut diamonds POA, Bulgari

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Best of Baselworld


Symphonic Seduction

From top: Hublot’s Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater; Ulysee Nardin’s Imperial Blue

In complication terms, it’s the holy grail of watchmaking; the pièce de résistance in any watchmaker’s arsenal; proof that a brand has mastered the most complex of horological pursuits. All hail the revered minute repeater. Originally designed as a way of telling the time in the dark – examples chime the hours, quarter-hours and minutes of the day – minute repeaters are the most complicated of all watch complications, requiring between 200 and 300 hours, and decades of experience, to put a single one together (and that’s according to Patek Phillipe). As such, they’re impossible to mass produce and constitute the halo pieces in a brand’s portfolio. Which is why it’s worth shining a light on two beauties debuted at Basel. It may have launched watches with every sports star under the sun, but Hublot’s Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater (£191,700 in titanium / £216,700 in ‘King gold’) is only the second watch from the brand to physically sound the minutes of the day. Housed in a 45mm case, the watch’s hand-winding calibre incorporates a tourbillon escapement and comprises 319 components. Equally hypnotic was Ulysee Nardin’s Imperial Blue. While you might not be the biggest fan of the brand’s brasher creations, it’s impossible not to be impressed by the intricacy and elegance of this minute repeater. With a flying tourbillon ‘floating’ on a transparent mainplate, the watch is a thing of jaw-dropping good looks, even before its silver hammers dance into action to produce an enchanting symphony. It costs £510,000. Revisit the first paragraph for as to why.

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A Pilot of Epic Proportions In 2012, Zenith went big; the newly launched Montre D’Aéronef Type 20 came with a preposterous 57.5mm case. Two years later, the company has gone even bigger. Flying in the face of the pragmatic, the Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu measures a monstrous 60mm. Too big for mortal wrists? Then again, this is a watch dedicated to the fantastic rather than the practical. The timepiece’s white-gold crown, bezel and lugs are adorned with an ornate, hand-engraved, garland pattern, while its beautiful white dial is made from Grand Feu enamel. Arabic numerals, blued-hands, a power-reserve indicator and subsidiary seconds register complete proceedings. Ten of the giant pieces will be made. Expect each to cost £108,400. D


Defying Gravity Invented by Breguet, who patented it in 1801, the tourbillon aims to improve a watch’s reliability by countering the effects of gravity. It does so by placing a watch’s escapement and balance wheel (it’s most important timekeeping elements) inside a rotating cage, therefore negating the effects of gravity when a timepiece is left in a fixed position, such as on your bedside table. It is one of the most prized, and difficult to master, components in mechanical watchmaking – commanding a suitably-high price point to boot. So which tourbillons stole the show at Basel? Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon 5 (POA) was one example. Having been brought into the fold of the Swatch Group less than a year ago, you’d forgive the brand for taking the time to settle themselves under the new boss. Not so. HW has spent the last 10 months perfecting the latest creation in its Historie de Tourbillon line, which, this year, for the first time, laid bare the exceptional mechanism behind its movement. Presenting different levels of components inside an 18-karat red gold case, the piece was a threedimensional tribute to its namesake.

Elsewhere, Bulgari gave the world the thinnest tourbillon it had ever seen, a feat it achieved, in part, by using ball bearings, rather than jewels, for many of the Octo Finissimo’s (£18,000) moving parts. With a mind-blowing movement that’s just 1.95 mm thick, the watch’s case measures a mere 5mm. The prize for Baselworld’s best looking tourbillon, however, surely had to go to the platinum version of Breguet’s Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic (£108,000). Classic in name; not in nature. Inside, you’ll find a silicon balance spring and an escapement made of anti-magnetic steel. The movement itself is only 3mm in height, making this the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon.

From top: Breguet’s Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic; Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo

A Welcome Return Omega went old school this year with the De Ville Trésor, a sleek and silky reinvention of a 1949 classic. Boasting a silvery opaline dial with a ‘clous de Paris’ pattern – that’s honeycomb to you and I – the Trésor revisits a line that was distinguished by its thin and classic gold cases. In homage, the 2014 models are smooth, slender pieces that sit 40mm in size. They are available in rose or white gold for £8,730 and £9,490 respectively. Most notable of all, however, is the fact that the pieces are powered by Omega’s newest manual-winding movement, the red-gold-balance-bridge-sporting Master CoAxial calibre 8511. Who said beauty’s only skin deep? D

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Stopwatch Show-Stoppers While they’re seldom used to time race cars, horses or space shuttles anymore (examples were sent up with Apollo 13), chronographs still provide a sense of interaction and fun between wearer and watch – whether you’re using one to boil an egg or simply passing the time in a queue. Notable examples launched this year included Breilting’s new Chronomat Airbornes (£6,760) and Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1A (£36,920). The four varieties of the vintageinspired Breitlings mark the 30th anniversary of the masculine aviation collection and come with either a 41mm or 44mm diameter. The stainless steel 5960/1A Patek – complete with red accents on its dial – was a seductive exception to the brand’s usual rule of only producing men’s watches in platinum or gold. Expect them to become collectors items almost immediately. For all-out handsomeness, Glashütte Original’s Senator Chronograph Panorama Date has to be one of the prettiest watches of the last few years. The timepiece is powered by the company’s new Calibre 37-01, the first to be conceived and built specifically as a chronograph movement. Among the exquisite mechanical features on view, thanks to a sapphire crystal case back, are the rotor and chronograph bridges mounted on Glashütte’s three-quarter plate; Glashütte’s stripe finish on the automatic bridge; blued-screws and a central skeletonised 21-karat gold rotor complete with double-G logo. Exquisite.

From top left: Glashütte Original’s Senator Chronograph Panorama Date; Breitling’s Chronomat Airborne; Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1A

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Rolex Refined While this year heralded the return of the famous blue and red ‘Pepsi’ bezel on the GMT-Master II, it also marked the launch of three new Cellini models – gorgeous dress watches that prove Rolex is as adept at producing pieces for the boardroom as it is for the deep blue sea. All three models feature a self-winding movement, a 39mm case and are available only with a shiny black or brown alligator leather strap. The Cellini Date (£11,900) boasts a date function via a hand on a small sub dial, while the Cellini Dual Time (£12,900) features an elegant sun and moon day/night indicator and will show the time in two time zones. Most handsome of all, was the collection’s most understated member, the Cellini Time (£10,150); a pared-back lesson in good taste. D


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Wonders from the Women’s World Depicting the daily dance between the sun and the moon, Breguet’s Reine de Naples Jour/ Nuit 8999 Haute Joaillerie (below) shone, sparkled and stunned. As did Patek’s fine-looking, diamond-sporting Calatrava Haute Joaillerie Ref. 4895R. However, with each priced not in the tens but hundreds of thousands of pounds, neither fell within the realm of what you’d call ‘reality’ watches. Zenith and Hermès provided the most exciting women’s watches from a price point you might actually be able to afford. At £5,600, Zenith’s Star Open Steel caters for ladies who appreciate mechanical watchmaking – the piece is powered by the brand’s industry-leading El Primero movement – but for whom ‘ladies’ and ‘watches’ doesn’t automatically marry up to mean sparkling dials and bejewelled bezels – the model is the first Open Star to feature no diamonds at all, and all the better for it. Hermès’ updated Cape Cod collection (from £2,300) now comes with a redesigned dial and interchangeable straps. While they may possess a quartz movement, the cases of the new Tonneau and Nantucket models incorporate a special silver alloy that preserves the way the metal glows. They are available non-set or gem-set with 52 diamonds and come with a choice of 14 colours of strap – for its name alone, you’d have to choose the ‘raspberry mysore goat’, surely?

Clockwise from top left: Alpnach, £1,350, Victorinox; Formula 1 Calibre 16 Chronograph, £2,395, TAG Heuer; Startimer Pilot Black Star Automatic, £2,050, Alpina Maestro Automatic Date, £1,600, Raymond Weil; Slimline Moonphase Manufacture FC-705, £2,530, Frederique Constant; The Britain Automatic with stainless steel case, £995, Burberry

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Good Things Come in Threes Jauqet Droz impressed both in terms of technical novelty – its mesmerising Signing Machine is a mechanical, manually-wound cam-device that will duplicate its owner’s signature – and for sheer artistic beauty; it debuted three products dedicated to the art of paillonné enamelling – the process by which azure and gold are married under flame. The dials of each of the three pieces – the 39mm Petite Heure Minute, a 50mm pocket watch and the recently added 43mm Grande Seconde – is decorated with minuscule, floral-inspired gold foil (or paillons) baked onto its enamel. Add white sub-dials, blued-steel hands and red gold casing and behold watch craftsmanship at its most artistic. D

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Harrods’ History Lesson

Tudor’s UK Launch Tudor lovers rejoice! No longer will you have to catch a plane to procure one of the company’s timepieces. Having been unavailable in the UK since its relaunch in 2009, the Rolex-owned marque will be available in Blighty from September. Set up by Rolex-founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1946, the premise of the brand was to offer Rolex quality at more modest prices. To that end, Tudor watches still retain the signature looks of their more celebrated siblings, if not the same movements inside (most are powered by calibres produced by ETA – the firm that makes movements for the Swatch Group). Get the Rolex-look for half the price with the Midnight Blue Heritage Black Bay (£2,120). D


Latching on to the trend for all things vintage, Harrods has launched the Vintage Watch Collection. Comprising rare and limitededition Rolex and Omega timepieces, the collection includes GMT Masters from the 40s and 50s, Submariner’s from the 60s and Seamasters straight from the set of Mad Men. A highlight from the ladies offering is an elegant, yellowgold Bueche-Girod. Pay a visit for a trip to yesteryear. D

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

A Shot of Jack

D GMT-Master II, £25,600, Rolex

Penned by one of the last living legends of Swiss watchmaking, Jack Heuer’s recently published autobiography is a fascinating account of the rise, fall and return of the mechanical watch industry and the company that bears his name. Funny, thorough and fascinating, The Times of My Life is a tale of iconic timepieces and the icons who have worn them. While the hardback version isn’t for general sale, the book can be downloaded for free via the TAG Heuer website. It will enlighten even the most expert of horologists.

Available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf


“The famous blue and red ‘Pepsi’ bezel is back. 59 years after the colours appeared on the original GMT-Master, the popular hues return on the new GMTMaster II – a watch that highlights Rolex as the master of bi-colour ceramic”

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Laser Light BMW has made history by becoming the first manufacturer to introduce laser light technology in a production vehicle. The innovative new lighting technology promises to double the illumination strength of traditional lighting, ensuring a high-beam range of up to 600 metres. The laser light will also increase energy efficiency by 30 per cent compared with even the most power-saving conventional LEDs; and, being a tenth of their size, the lasers save on weight and space inside the headlamps. By emitting a bright, white light perceived as being similar to daylight, the lasers can provide better visibility and enhanced road safety when driving in the dark. The BMW i8, which will be released this autumn, will be the first production vehicle to incorporate the optional laser light feature, with plans to equip further models in the future. D

‘S’ for SPECIAL Sober looks and exceptional performance combine to make the S3 saloon a real ‘Q-car’ WORDS: Matthew Carter


ime to ’fess up. I wasn’t expecting too much from this drive… The usual recipe behind an Audi ‘S’ car is to take the standard offering and ruin the ride by lowering the suspension and increasing the size of the wheels and tyres. Then it’s time to breathe on the engine to make it faster, but more highly-strung, before turning to the body and bedecking it with go-faster spoilers that shout ‘Look at me, I’m speeding’. And when you then take into consideration that this Audi S3 is based on the worthy-but-dull A3 saloon and, well, I’d already written my less-than-impressed report in my head. Big mistake. This is the most usable, most fun Audi ‘S’ car I’ve driven. It’s indecently fast but sober-looking, grips tenaciously and – a real surprise this – it rides well. Best of all is its size: the S3 is the epitome of wieldy. The trouble with cars today is that they keep getting bigger, but our country lanes resolutely remain the same size. It’s no longer a case of hustling a performance car down an interesting back road, but squeezing it through while hoping you won’t meet anything coming the other way. The S3, on the other hand, is so gloriously compact that you are almost wearing it: the car simply wraps itself round you, meaning it can be placed on the road with confidence and accuracy.

And that’s despite the saloon being slightly bigger and more practical than the S3 hatchback – the extra length is in the wheelbase, which translates directly into extra legroom in the rear, while the separate boot is actually larger than the hatchback’s. There might be only a 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet, but it’s turbo-charged and breathed upon to deliver 300 hp. That’s considerably more than a Porsche Boxster, for example. Even better is the torque, the engine’s pulling power. It boasts a prodigious 380Nm, which is available over most, the engine’s rev range. In practice, that means the engine is unbelievably flexible with formidable and near-instant overtaking punch available on demand. Makes a great noise, too. This progress is made all the more impressive by the (optional) S-tronic gearbox, a six-speed dual clutch automatic that snaps through gear changes in milliseconds, masking any potential turbo lag. If you fancy a bit of DIY, there are steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, but in reality the ‘box is so good that after a while you just let the car sort things out by itself. Thanks to standard launch control, the result is a 0-60 mph time of fewer than 4.9 seconds and a (governed) top speed of 155 mph. This is supercar territory, yet it’s dead easy to drive rapidly and well. The Audi has another trick up its sleeve, though. The S3 has quattro four-wheel drive as standard, so while the car might not be quite as involving in the dry as a rear-drive BMW M135i, say, its traction and levels of grip in tricky weather conditions mean the Audi is by far the more sure-footed. And that brings us to the ride comfort. Past experience has led me to expect that the S3 would be the dentist’s best friend, thanks to the tooth-rattling ride. Wrong. So wrong. To be fair, the omens weren’t good. The S3’s suspension has been lowered by 25mm so it’s firm, and it rides on 19-inch alloy wheels (don’t bother to go to 20-inchers). But the key ingredient is Audi’s magnetic ride, which uses adaptive damping that automatically stiffens the harder you go… but which means that softer springing can be used to give a more compliant ride. All the same,


keep the setting in either Comfort or Auto, rather than Sport if you don’t want any more fillings. So far, then, this has all the ingredients for a pretty fine machine: prodigious usable power, a compliant ride and superb grip and traction. The brakes are exceptional, too, though the steering is a little anaesthetised for keen drivers… but that’s as much a by-product of the standard four-wheel drive system as anything else. Inside you benefit from Audi’s legendary build quality and, for once, it is not terminally black: choose the Parade Red design package and as well as black nappa leather seats with contrasting red stitching, the upper shoulder sections and door trim inserts are covered in red velvet: it looks rather better than it sounds! But whether you should choose red as an exterior colour is another matter. The test car was finished in a bold Misano Red shade that accentuated the subtle body enhancements – rear lip spoiler, angular sills and redesigned rear bumper – perfectly.

At the same time, though, bright red shouts too much. Driving a car with this performance potential means a less obvious colour would be a more sensible option. Downsides? Well, as usual with an Audi, there’s plenty of opportunity to inflate the price by ticking too many boxes on the options list. ‘My’ car was listed at almost £35,000, but by the time such goodies as a reversing camera, drive assistance package, panoramic glass sunroof and ‘Super Sports’ seats had been added, the bill had gone up to nearly £44,000. That’s a hefty price for a ‘humble’ 2.0-litre, four-door saloon, but it remains a compelling proposition. The combination of Porsche-like performance and serious cross-country ability, thanks to its four-wheel drive chassis and compact dimensions allied to handsome but far from flamboyant looks, add up to a car that deserves serious attention. The Audi S3 saloon is a real Q-car, a wolf in sheep’s clothing… and an object lesson in why it’s never a good idea to make pre-judgements.


Car: Audi S3 Saloon 2.0 TFSI quattro ‘S’ tronic Price: £34,720 Engine: Front-mounted, 1,984cc, turbo-charged four-cylinder Power: 300 hp Performance: 155 mph max, 0-62 mph in 4.9 secs Drive: Four-wheel drive, sixspeed ‘S’-tronic

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BMW’s new 4-series convertible gets the ‘M’ treatment


nce upon a time, BMWs were usually odd… numerically, that is. The range started with the 1-series, then jumped to the 3, which was followed by the 5. Top of the range was the 7 with the only interloper being the 6-series coupé. Today, BMW has got even by creating the 2- and 4-series ranges as homes for the coupé and convertible versions of the 1- and 3-series respectively. The latest to join the fray is the performanceoriented M4 convertible, due to arrive in showrooms in September. Sticking with a folding metal hard-top rather than a rag-top for its convertible, the M4 convertible is powered by a 3.0-litre, twin turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine that develops a healthy 431 hp… enough for a 4.6 secs time for the 0-62 mph dash, though the top speed is, as ever, governed to 155 mph.

That folding roof takes just 20 seconds to lower or raise and, though it steals 150 litres of boot space when tucked away (370 litres reduces to 220 litres), it’s still roomier than the old M3 convertible. Looks apart, the biggest difference between M3 and M4 convertibles is that the newer car is considerably lighter, thanks to extensive use of aluminium on the bonnet, front wings and many chassis components, while the prop shaft is carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and is 40 per cent lighter than the steel shaft used previously. In addition to Adaptive M suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels, standard equipment will include the BMW Professional media package, upgraded Bluetooth and USB, front and rear park distance control, folding door mirrors and heated front seats. On the road prices will start at £60,730.

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Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has approved plans for the first residential building on the Canary Wharf Estate. Called Newfoundland, the development is expected to start construction this summer and is scheduled for completion in 2018. The application will now be referred to the Mayor of London for final approval and is subject to completion of legal agreements. The Newfoundland site will consist of 566 suites and one to three-bedroom apartments as well as featuring a health club spa and retail space. In addition to the main site, CWG will be providing approximately 280 affordable off-site housing units at Lovegrove Walk, Barchester Street and Burdett Road. The development reflects CWG’s diverse portfolio; both in the types of building it is constructing and geographically, as it moves beyond Canary Wharf and into the City, with joint ventures at 20 Fenchurch Street and the Shell Centre.

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NEWS Canary Wharf Crossrail receives a RoSPA GOLD Award Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, the team behind the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf, has been awarded a gold award for Occupational Health and Safety by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents). A representative from the team will attend the 2014 RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards presentation ceremony to receive the accolade at a gala evening at ExCeL London on 17 June. In 2015, three years before the new Crossrail line begins operating, a new four-storey retail and leisure destination above the station will open and will be home to an Everyman cinema, Sports Bar & Grill and Mexican restaurant Poncho 8 plus many more. A landscaped garden will sit on top of the building together with a semi-open plan balcony for waterside dining.

Passover Comes to Canary Wharf To celebrate the Jewish festival of Pesach, Canary Wharf Group hosted a buffet lunch on Thursday 17 April. In its third consecutive year of celebration at Canary Wharf, the happy occasion took place on the gallery level of East Wintergarden, where traditional food and matzah were served to community groups from the surrounding area. Around 40 people attended the lunch, alongside employees who work around the estate, to join together to eat, drink and revel in the celebration of this historic festival. Lunch was followed by Mincha prayers. Passover, also known as Pesach, began this year on Monday 14 April and ran until Tuesday 22 April. It celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, as they were led to safety across the Red Sea by Moses. Accordingly, the occasion is a time to remember this momentous triumph. The occasion was enjoyed by all and was a testament to Canary Wharf Group’s continued engagement with the Jewish community, as well as those of many different faiths.

Canary Wharf Group Participates in Earth Hour 2014 This March, Canary Wharf Group plc joined millions across the globe in marking Earth Hour by switching off all non-essential lights around the estate for an hour. Many businesses at Canary Wharf also participated including KPMG, Clifford Chance and Morgan Stanley. The hour-long, annual blackout (this year from 8:30pm and 9:30pm on 29 March) aimed to raise awareness of climate change and to encourage energy conservation amongst all those that take part across the world. Each year, Canary Wharf Group participates in Earth Hour and the event is an important part of its ongoing commitment to the environment and corporate responsibility. The Group has indeed demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving its sustainability performance in recent years. According to the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines, the Group achieved a GRI level B+ standard, aligned with the EPRA Best Practices Recommendations on Sustainability Reporting, an accolade which recognises the focused efforts of the corporation to tackle climate change in a pragmatic and focused way.



business digest Microsoft Cloud: The next big thing, or full of hot air? More than 100 CEOs and MDs from London’s SME scene attended The Modern Office event at the Emirates Stadium in January. The debut event by Cloud partners Cloudamour and Program Framework showcased the way Microsoft Cloud software could transform companies. Mitchell Feldman, CEO of Cloudamour, spoke to Canary Wharf about how Cloud software is set to change big businesses:

Benefits: “With Cloud, big companies can basically rent ‘super-computer’ power without the need to invest in hardware: one of this year’s business megatrends is ‘big data’ and data analytics.”

Competitive advantages:

“Mobility is the simple answer. Businesses of all sizes are no longer restricted by their location to perform their day-to-day jobs because they’ll now have secure access to corporate information from any device.”

Problem-solving: “No longer do businesses need to take responsibility for critical matters such as backups or security. These services are delivered to the business as standard with most Cloud providers, meaning businesses can focus on their core business and never fall foul of assuming a third party is managing their solution.”


Candy Crusher JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch were the lead underwriters for British game developer King’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares in King, a company famous for creating 2013’s most popular app Candy Crush Saga, were priced at $22.50 before the float. The shares quickly slumped by 15.6 per cent on the first day of trading, sparking fears that King could be a one-hit wonder. Candy Crush Saga, one of the 180 games produced by King, was accountable for three-quarters of the company’s revenue in the last three months of 2013. D

Morgan Stanley’s Helping Hand Morgan Stanley has announced the four UK charities that will benefit from the firm’s first UK Strategy Challenge. The Strategy Challenge is a skillsbased volunteer program that provides pro-bono strategic consulting to non-profit organisations. It does so by pairing each of the charities with a team of five Morgan Stanley employees

for eight weeks. The four charitable organisations are Community Links, an East London charity; East London Business Alliance, the leading socialregeneration charity in East London; Magic Breakfast, which delivers free, healthy breakfasts to UK primary schools and The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity, which is aimed at helping disadvantaged young people. D

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THE MINT SERIES In a four-part series, we examine the rise of the MINT nations, their booming economies and what’s to come in 2014. Third up: N is for NIGERIA WORDS: josephine o’donoghue


f you have even the most general interest in world economics, you’ll probably recognise the term BRIC, coined by economist Jim O’Neill 13 years ago to describe the collective nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China as emerging economic players of the ‘noughties’. Updated for 2014, O’Neill’s most recent term is ‘MINT’ – predicting that Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, will top the tables as the next rising stars of economic development and growth. In a nutshell, these four nations are predicted to experience economic booms based on their fast-growing populations and large, young workforces who are keen to be educated and work. The BRIC nations and other countries who have led the economic markets for the last decade (India and China, for example) could soon suffer economically with both ageing and shrinking population, creating slower growth rates overall.

In comparison, Nigeria, for example, is predicted to have more people than the USA by 2050 – which would make it one of the world’s most useful populations. In terms of growth (according to Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics estimates), Nigeria’s GDP increased 7.67 per cent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2013, which is higher than the revised figure of 6.81 and 6.99 per cent recorded in the third quarter and the corresponding period of 2012, respectively; an increase that has been building for around a decade. Broadly speaking, if O’Neill’s principle is correct, these four MINT nations could experience the same double-digit growth rates seen in China in the midnoughties if their current economic status, population demographic, geography and resources are wellmanaged. And that could change the face of economic development in Africa forever.


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ut of the four MINT nations, Jim O’Neill suggests that Nigeria is the most exciting prospect for economic growth. “The place is complete madness, of course, and one can’t be 100 per cent sure,” he says, “but after India, it’s the best in the world in terms of useful population. If you get those young people in productive jobs, that place will arguably be the most exciting country in the world in the next 30 years. “Linked to that, there are so many creative entrepreneurs there and, interestingly, so many educated Nigerians returning from the US because they smell this opportunity to be the next big thing.” Certainly, education is one of the biggest driving factors behind Nigeria’s potential economic surge. Population and demographics alone are not enough to ensure successful growth – for the young working population to be productive, they need to be educated; this much is true for all of the MINT nations. As O’Neill mentions, Nigeria is experiencing a recent influx of ‘home-comers’ – those who have travelled overseas for higher education but recognise the potential of their home cities. “The continent is poised for unprecedented growth and, all over the world, young African professionals are heeding the call of the motherland and returning to lend their expertise,” writes Chibundu Onuzo for The Guardian. “From founding start-ups to working in established

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companies; from oil and gas to film distribution; from government appointments to niche privatesector roles, the African marketplace is thronging with Africans who have lived and trained abroad.” In addition, Nigeria’s higher education is – slowly – catching up with the West. Whilst poor secondary school education is recognised as one of the biggest stumbling blocks between Nigeria and economic success, there have been some improvements in education around the larger cities, which for those young people is finally coming to fruition. “I attended a reading in Lagos where the audience was comprised If you want an idea chiefly of Nigerian students and of what Nigeria can offer the graduates,” recalls Onuzo. world’s more fearless investors, “Their questions showed great raise a glass to South African erudition; their contributions supermarket chain Shoprite. Last were abreast of contemporary year, its seven Nigerian branches discourse and the breadth of sold more Moët & Chandon literary knowledge on display champagne than its 600 South put my own paltry store to African stores combined. shame.” In addition, according Source: The Guardian to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the number of Nigerian students at overseas institutions of education grew 71 per cent between 2007 and 2010. Of course, alongside the large, young population that Nigeria has to offer, the nation has also been ‘blessed’ with land rich in natural resources. “Nigeria is naturally blessed by God with abundant arable land – no snow, no extreme heat, no hurricanes, no tsunamis, and no earthquakes – and sundry mineral resources like gold, gas, oil, copper, salt, tin and bitumen among others,” says Tim Akano, CEO of IT company New Horizons. “I always say that there are no more than two countries in the world that are more naturally endowed

than Nigeria. With high-end technology we could feed the whole of Africa and the Middle East. We have all it takes to become as prosperous as America, if not more.” Dr Robin Sanders, former US Ambassador to Nigeria, makes a similar observation, when considering foreign interest in investment: “It is a realisation that subSaharan Africa is the place to be, and is the next frontier for a high return on investment, for just about any sector as a business where you want to have growth.
 “Even on the agriculture side, I always tell people that there are only two areas of the world where you have the most arable land left, one is sub-Saharan Africa and one is Latin America.
The other thing is where do we have the most water resources? They are in Latin America and Africa. So those are the growth areas together with population.
 “You are going to have your future consumers here in terms of resources, whether they are land or water resources, extractive industry resources, or the most deposits of proven commodity reserves. Nigeria is very important to all those things.” Interestingly, the reality may be further ahead than the already good statistics published to date. Melissa Verreynne, an economist at NKC Independent Economists, has raised the point that preliminary estimates show that actual levels of private consumption in Nigeria are larger than the current estimate of its GDP. Consequently, new GDP figures could roughly sit between $340 billion and $420 billion for 2012 – up 25-54 per cent from the current estimate of $272 billion. Certainly, there are a host of positive indicators that Nigeria’s disposable wealth is quickly picking up, especially with the emergence of big-name international brands scrambling to establish themselves in the capital Abuja and the major economic hub of Lagos. In 2013, for example, Nigeria

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A final, and key point to mention, is power and infrastructure. Like Mexico, this is an all-important turning point, which could determine economic success or failure. “Here is an amazing statistic,” says O’Neill to the BBC: “About 170 million people in Nigeria share about the same amount of power that is used by about overtook the Republic of Ireland to become the biggest 1.5 million people in the UK. Almost every business has market for Guinness (if you can believe it), and names to generate its own power. The costs are enormous.” including car manufacturer Porsche and luxury clothes How far would the UK get with the same brand Ermenegildo Zegna have opened city stores. restrictions? Probably not as far as Nigeria, with its “It’s caught on with investors,” says Charles Robertson, huge population and wealth of natural resources, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital. “They that’s for sure. “Can you imagine, can you believe, recognise that there’s a resemblance to what we saw in that this country has been growing at seven per cent Asia [in the 1980s] and those who missed the incredible with no power, with zero power? It’s a joke!” says growth story there now have Nigeria’s richest man, the opportunity to invest in Aliko Dangote, to O’Neill. the next growth story.” “He’s right,” states Renaissance Capital O’Neill. “I reckon Nigeria predicts that Nigeria’s could grow at 10-12 per GDP will hit $5 trillion (£3 cent by sorting out this trillion) by 2050, which problem alone. That roughly equates to Japan would double the size of – Source: The World Bank today as the world’s third its economy in six or seven biggest economy – a truly years.” astounding, and exciting, forecast. Potentially, Nigeria Nigeria has now privatised its power and could knock South Africa from the top spot of Africa’s infrastructure and although it will no doubt take biggest economy, meaning the economic output of years for the power supply to settle down, investors Lagos alone could overtake Ghana, for example. are much better placed to access opportunities. The Thomas Hansen, a senior West Africa analyst for brake has been released, as it were, and now investors Control Risks, a global risk consultancy, has also have the chance to accelerate on growth. commented on the fast-growing non-oil sector of Nigeria’s economy for Forbes. “Nigeria’s non-oil sector has quietly grown at a rate of up to eight per cent a year THE ONE TO WATCH: DESICON in spite of the much-publicised woes of the oil industry Desicon Engineering is a 100 per cent Nigerianand a myriad political, operational and infrastructural owned firm, conducting engineering, procurement challenges. Paradoxically, slow oil-sector growth has and construction services for the nation’s oil and gas industries. The company provides services to entailed a gradual diversification of the economy. international oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell “Nigeria is the top foreign direct investment (FDI) and Chevron and has some $100 million+ worth of destination in sub-Saharan Africa. The impact is contracts. Desicon’s CEO, Nigerian-born Akanimo Udofia, was educated at Harvard University before visible: the skyline of commercial capital Lagos is taking the role over from his father. changing rapidly as international high-end hotel D chains such as Intercontinental and Radisson Blu have moved into the market.”

“Nigeria has the largest population in Sub-Saharan Africa (158.4 million people) and accounts for 19 per cent of the continent’s total population.”

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Community BUILDING POWER In a world full of tech icons, Jimmy Wales stands alone. One-part geek, one-part business mogul, the Wikipedia founder talks about his history of entrepreneurship, his love of cheap phones and the value of enriching the mind WORDS: JACK PHILIPS


immy Wales, co-founder and self-confessed “Constitutional Monarch” of Wikipedia is a hard man to pin down. If he is not in his office on a conference call, chairing meetings on the future of global communications or hosting brainstorming sessions with young entrepreneurs, he is on a plane to meet potential investors to expand his increasingly growing Wiki empire. Between 2010 and 2013, he racked up an admirable number of passport stamps, visiting 30 different countries in 18 months. Having founded Wikipedia, the world’s fifth mostvisited website, he has become a global icon for digital start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs. Since it was

founded in 2001, Wikipedia has grown to become “the largest and most extensive online encyclopaedia on the internet” (says Wikipedia) and is for many the go-to source of information available anywhere at the tap of a button. From entries on the 1966 World Cup England squad to articles on ‘Phantom Rings’, ‘Socialist Hair’ and ‘Post-Ejaculatory Guilt Syndrome’ – it can all be investigated through Wikipedia. The name has even become a verb in itself – believe me, Wikipedia it. Having built one of the world’s most well-known websites, the question of net worth is always on the table, but Wales is well-rehearsed in deflecting questions about his income. The New York Times remarked on the

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fact that, surprisingly, “Jimmy Wales is not an internet billionaire”, something Jimmy openly laughs about and cares little for. When asked by a journalist from another publication how much money he did, in fact, have, he replied: “I have seven dollars in my pocket for lunch.” Even if he did have the wealth associated with, say, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, he explains he wouldn’t have the time or the inclination to spend it. “I own a Huawei IDEOS smartphone,” he told a crowd earlier this year. “I believe you can pick them up for under $50 – they have sold hundreds of thousands of these in Kenya. Really smart phones for a really low price.” So there are no fast cars in his garage, no private yachts tethered to Monaco docks, no hot-air balloon expeditions in his diary. Nor does he sleep on a mattress in Silicon Valley, eat cold pizza and give press conferences in hooded sweatshirts, as some of his tech contemporaries have been known to do. To know Jimmy Wales you have to know Wikipedia. Built on his no-for-profit idea of “a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge” Wikipedia has, to date, over 300 million articles, in 285 languages and more than 532 million visitors to the site every month. He has since founded the for-profit Wikia, a web hosting service that derives most of its income from advertising, from which he draws a wage. For Jimmy, his work is about “community”, “free-flowing information” and the democratisation of technology”. This is what drives the man and is something that is inherent in every aspect of his life. As a young boy he was educated in part by his mother, who ran a two-room schoolhouse in Huntsville, Alabama, giving Jimmy ample opportunity for reading and intendant study. “That impacted on my later work and the way I think about things today,” he says. “Also, my uncle owned a computer store, so I learned to program reasonably early on. We had a TRS-80 from RadioShack at home. We got a Commodore later on.” His father, too, was an entrepreneur – owning his own grocery shop. “In our family, it was ‘normal’ to do your own thing,” he says. Indeed, one of Jimmy’s first businesses was an online food-ordering service in downtown Chicago. Unfortunately it didn’t work. His interest in technology grew and in 1996 he created his own search-engine tool called Bomis. “The main difference was that users could make web rings, connecting sites that had similar topics. So the connection to my later work is that we allowed people

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to categorise websites on their own, under any kind of topic.” Similar to Yahoo, it sowed the seed for the encyclopaedic tool for which he would later go on to become world-famous. Time magazine named him in its list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006 due to the popularity of Wikipedia. Its reach has skyrocketed since, and made headlines across the globe for a variety of reasons. The site was banned in China in 2006 for containing anti-government material, which goes against much of Jimmy’s thirst for open information. It has also been the butt of the odd joke too – having been ‘punked’ several times by prankster users. “There was a great parody article called 'European Toilet Paper Holder' he says. “It’s still online in somebody’s blog. It’s quite funny, right down to parodying our style and pictures.” 2014 has been an important year for Jimmy. He attended the Digital Life Design conference in Munich earlier this year to unveil his strategic stake in a new project 'The People’s Operator' (TPO), a mobile communications company that donates ten per cent of the user’s bill to charitable foundations, plus a proportion of the company’s profits, and hopes to raise “$1 billion” for good causes. “Wouldn’t that be amazing,” he says, hoping to capitalise initially on the UK and US markets. He sees that mobile technology impacts on everybody, through communication, education, politics and leisure and believes that investment in companies such as TPO represents more than just a mobile network. “It’s not just about 'oh, I can look up a restaurant on my phone', but 'who can I communicate with? Who is tracking me? Who is watching me?' These issues impact on everybody.” Recently launched in the UK, TPO is up-and-running and is soon to be available in the US, but Jimmy sees a change happening in African markets too – indicated by both his choice of phone and no doubt a top-up of air miles from flying to the region. “As the developing world comes to the market more and more, they will be seeing the world through a mobile device,” he says. “African farmers are text messaging across town to find out the best prices for crops.” In 2009, internet usage in Nigeria was available to just 16 per cent of the population, but that number is

expected to be around the 40 per cent mark by 2016 – proof for Jimmy that “the next two years are going to be very interesting indeed. It’s a force for potentially giving massive sums of money to good causes, it works and I can see how to scale it.” The DLD (Digital Life Design network) for Jimmy is a “family reunion of sorts”, something of a tech institution where he meets up with friends and business acquaintances – not surprising since he has made his name on building communities. “It's been very busy,” he told me as his assistant handed him a bottle of water. Between quick sips and an animated shuffle of the feet it was clear that he was wired with excitement. “I chose to tell the press here because DLD has become industryrenowned for its focus on the future and a great place to discuss new ideas.” Jimmy spends most of his time between the UK and the US and applauds the entrepreneurial spirit this side of the Atlantic – he is, of course, a resident of the UK and married to Tony Blair’s former diary secretary Kate Garvey. His home and office are in London and there are many potential projects dotted around the capital too. He champions the bright sparks that have elevated sites like the Old Street Roundabout, dubbed Silicon Roundabout, for pioneering the UK tech startup scene. “It’s great that the UK government is taking an interest in its young tech industry.” In December 2012, David Cameron announced that the Government would put £50 million towards a project to regenerate Old Street Roundabout through the creation of a large indoor “civic space” dedicated to startups, while foreign investment is trickling in too. But Jimmy has become worried that the UK is dabbling in information censorship. “Just when you think ‘This is great – the government really knows what it is doing,’” he explains, “you open the paper and see the latest bone-headed idea.” Never being one to overpoliticise what he says, Jimmy refrains from Bono-esque stances on world affairs but manages to bridge a social agenda with a cheeky charisma. “I come from the free software movement, which has always been political,” he explains. “It comes from openness and freedom, from making rational decisions and from the deeper geek culture – the culture of Star Trek.” Beam me up, Jimmy.

Jimmy spends most of his time between the UK and the US and applauds the entrepreneurial spirit this side of the Atlantic

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High Street sweepstake

UK retailing is all upside-down. Last Christmas went very well at highdiscount stores, yet other shops did better because they held off on discounting. The big food stores did poorly, regardless of pricing, and convenience shops did better because consumers didn’t want to drive far. The future is all about multi-channels. Talk about an interesting sector to invest in WORDS: ANDY ROSENBAUM


ertainly, Christmas was brighter than expected, and for retailers like Next, this accounted for nearly a third of the year’s sales. Next CEO Lord Wolfson says that the company’s policy of never discounting before Boxing Day had made the difference, that “Performance was significantly ahead of expectations” and that the company paid a £75 million special dividend to shareholders to distribute surplus cash. “Next’s range pushed the right buttons with consumers last Christmas,” insists Neil Saunders, an analyst at retail researcher Conlumino. What does make it interesting is that retailing is increasingly becoming a matter of fulfilling customer expectations, rather than delivering value. Cutting prices, by itself, ain’t gonna cut it no more. “Today, consumers are buying fewer goods, but shopping more often to help them manage their budgets effectively,” explains Keith Richardson, managing director of the

retail sector team at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. What’s more, they want what they want when they want it. Says Roger Lee, CEO of TAL Apparel Limited: “Retailers in general are going after the same customer wallet pool. Many will struggle because consumers are getting savvier with the products they will buy. They research a lot more, comparing product prices and features as information on the internet becomes more accessible from multiple devices. Retailers that do not innovate or give consumers what they are looking for will fail to win the sale, even if they offer a cheapervalue proposition.” All retailers are trying to find the ideal combination of bricks, clicks and logistics – consumers will even pick up goods from lockers in Tube stations. So the online services have to be present, but they are not everything. Consumers also want to be able to pop out and find what they need at a nearby store. The small convenience shops are becoming popular again

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it, N Brown makes clothes for the old and the fat, two fast-growing demographics to which, of course, we do not belong... (actually I shop there quite often, being a fat old geezer). One might accuse this retailer of having a cynical view of the world, but it is working: shares in the company have more than doubled in value over the past two years and analysts say that they are still undervalued. The group has handled the traditional and online ordering mix well, as 45 per cent of its sales came from mobile phones. Clearly, this is one to watch. Yet another niche player that seems to be getting it right is chocolatier Thorntons. Its shares rose three per cent to 147.5p in January as it unveiled sales up 6.9 per cent, largely as a result of stronger sales through supermarkets. Twelve months ago they were changing hands at just 42p. Analysts at Charles Stanley have given the stock a ‘buy’ rating, with the THT Thorntons share price target set at 200p. The company has been gradually closing its less valuable stores on the high streets and shifting to supermarket and online sales which bring in more value. Another niche player that seems to have got the mix right is Primark, the discount fashion chain. Primark does not sell online, so analysts are a bit mystified by its defiant high-street strategy. The proof was in the Christmas pudding, however, and Primark’s was sweet with a 12 per cent leap in sales in the 16 weeks to 4 January. Once again, apparently, getting the customer expectations right was key. Analysts say that Primark got the stock right, as last Christmas novelty offerings were a very big trend. In tructh, the very cheap clothing sold at Primark isn’t worth selling online. Rather, the Primark model is about multi-purchase, about filling up the shopping basket. Selling one dress for £7 doesn’t make money. You have to pile up a bunch. This is why, analysts say, Primark doesn’t need to sell online. Primark is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods, and the parent company has issues with commodity sugar sales that have affected the share price, however. All the same, it’s worth watching as Primark pulls it up. OK, so we know it’s complicated. There are clearly a lot of factors at work in determining UK retail success, far more than there were in the past. Still, pick a winner, and you could make a lot of money on the stock.

“Consumer confidence data and economic data are running ahead of reality. So it doesn’t actually feel any better if you are a customer”

as a result. Sainsbury’s, which is suffering at its big hypermarkets, now says that its convenience stores outnumber its large supermarkets. With all this uproar in the trade, there isn’t much optimism about taking advantage of the improving UK economy. “The UK’s retail leaders believe it is going to take some time for the better numbers we are hearing from the Office of National Statistics to translate into a significant rise in consumer confidence and an overall improvement in the picture for retail,” say analysts at the Kurt Salmon retail consultancy in a report. “It will continue to be challenging. We are seeing green shoots and we think we’re all feeling more confident than we were, but the consumer is still very worried about the cost of living and rising prices, and any growth in the economy will still have to work its way through. Consumer confidence data and economic data are running ahead of reality. So it doesn’t actually feel any better if you are a customer.” So what to look for as an investor? Specific retailers, in specific niches, seem to be particularly able to profit from the current brouhaha. Next is clearly one. Another is catalogue retailer N Brown. As the FT puts

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beautiful destinations, luxurious escapes & exclusive resorts

Million Dollar Babies Find yourself at one with nature as Natural World Safaris offers travellers with a commitment to wildlife preservation a unique opportunity to meet some of the world’s most endangered species. For $1 million – approximately £600,000 – investment, expect a no-expenses-spared experience, with accommodation in luxury properties, high-end transfers and private helicopter travel, to ensure you are always in the right place at the right time. The Journey to Nature’s Edge expedition, which will last approximately three months, will take you across 12 countries, while experiencing 18 vulnerable animals, from sun bears in Borneo, to mountain gorillas in Rwanda. D

Secret Sanctuary Imagine waking up in bed to a view of your private pool’s crystal waters mirroring the azure skies above. Now picture that private infinity pool stretching out into the expanse of the Caribbean Sea, interrupted only by the rugged rock formations that jut out of the picturesque coastline. At Jade Mountain, in St Lucia’s beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, there’s no need to imagine. Here, you can escape from the stresses of modern life, tucked away in one of Jade Mountain’s deliberately techno-free sanctuaries. Take the opportunity to indulge in the resort’s exclusive spa and water sports facilities, or spend the day bathing in the sea on one of their two soft-sand beaches, before tucking into some delicious Caribbean cuisine. And don’t worry, for those who find it a little more difficult to break away, internet access is available upon request. D



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Bulldog, £165, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

Moroccan Retreat Find the perfect balance of attentive Moroccan hospitality and luxurious five-star facilities at the Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel. Situated in two hectares of private grounds, just moments from Marrakech’s Old Town, this idyllic spa hotel showcases authentic Moroccan décor throughout each of its eight unique suites and promises guests a truly personalised experience. Here, you can unwind in the spa with a distinctively Moroccan hammam, before enjoying one of the many beauty treatments on offer. Or, for those looking for something a little more active, reach for the spices and learn to create a traditional tagine at one of the hotel’s complimentary cookery classes. During your stay, staff at the award-winning Dar Ayniwen will be on hand to ensure your every need is met; and when it’s time to explore, free city transfers will enable you to absorb the bustling nature of Marrakech’s famous markets. D

LUXURY ESCAPES From weekend breaks to faraway adventures, we present some of the world’s best places to visit, and suggest what to take with you

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Let’s go to Monaco


ome to fast cars, a stunning coastline and the eternally-beautiful Grace Kelly, Monaco may be the world’s second smallest country, but it is the definition of glamour on a big scale. Sunbathing and soirées inundate the social calendars of Monegasques, but no event is more prominent in the minds of locals and tourists than the annual Monaco Grand Prix. Taking place between 22 – 25 May, this year will mark the 85th anniversary of the legendary race.

Where To Stay HÔtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is the place to stay in Monaco. The majestic five-star hotel commands Monte Carlo’s iconic square and is every inch the glamorous spectacle you would expect. The hotel’s suitably flawless spec could quite easily rival the Prince’s Palace and includes 182 rooms, 41 suites, three restaurants and access to the Thermes Marins MonteCarlo spa. Watch drivers zoom past as you sip cocktails from the terrace and, as the evening draws in, you’ll find yourself just a stone’s throw away from the excitement of Casino de Monte-Carlo. D

Where To Eat Elsa and Le Vistamar If you feel the need to venture away from Hotel de Paris’ array of Michelin-starred eateries – which you may find yourself at pains to do – both Elsa and Le Vistamar offer flawless haute-cuisine against the backdrop of breathtaking harbour views. Whilst the former offers contemporary cuisine of the French and Italian Riviera, the latter prides itself on fish cooked to perfection. For your aperitif, head to Casino de Monte-Carlo’s Bar Salle Blanche or, alternatively, dine at Hotel de Paris MonteCarlo’s Restaurant Le Grill. D Hotel de Paris MonteCarlo’s Restaurant Le Grill

Views from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco

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Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

What to do The prince’s palace and more If watching all those sleek Ferraris hurtling around hairpin bends gets too much, take yourself off to view the dazzling coastline from the Prince’s Palace. Whilst there, be sure to check out this famous clifftop castle which is now home to Prince Albert II. Monaco’s magnificent Jardin Exotique is a must-see for those keen to see a collection of the world’s finest flora in one place. But anyone with a penchant for adrenaline mustn’t leave Monaco without a little flutter at Monte Carlo’s one and only Grand Casino.

Asian Escape Ancient feng shui philosophy has governed Asian design for millennia – and at The Nam Hai Hotel the art form’s literal translation, ‘wind-water’, permeates seamlessly. The beachside resort in Vietnam’s Hội An stretches over an expanse of 35 hectares, drawing the serene sea in through every glass-fronted villa and open-air restaurant, enabling you to become fully immersed in the elements’ calming powers. Choose between one of 60 one-bedroom villas, or one of 40 poolside villas – complete with their own private butlers – each inspired by traditional Vietnamese garden houses. Then, spend your stay indulging in all the luxury of this awardwinning resort, sampling its stunning array of amenities, from the three temperaturecontrolled swimming pools, to the lotus-pond spa and the selection of gourmet cuisine. D

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good life Even if you’ve already heard about the quality steak and premium wine Argentina has to offer, words cannot describe the joy of sampling the real thing in the sun-drenched region of Mendoza WORDS: Christopher Davies

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Mendoza in late autumn

Vineyard at Mendel


he unique region and city of Mendoza could be described as a geographical and climatic oddity. Situated in western Argentina close to the Andes mountain range, it is essentially a desert that only receives around five days of rain per year. On top of that, rural areas often experience the Zonda wind, a dramatic change of pressure that can tear down trees and cause fires. Even so, Mendoza’s location and weather patterns work in its favour. In the summer, temperatures can reach 40°C (104°F), but a lack of humidity means the heat is much more enjoyable than other parts of the country. Mendoza’s outstanding natural landscape, which includes Aconcagua – the highest mountain in the Western hemisphere – is perfect for hiking, white-water rafting, skiing and just about any other adventure sport you can think of. But perhaps the most significant consequence of Mendoza’s distinctive environment and microclimate is wine. So when you couple this with Argentina’s legendary steak, it is no surprise that this captivating town and region has become one of South America’s most appealing destinations. Responsible for around two-thirds of national production, Mendoza is Argentina’s shining light when it comes to wine. Back in the 19th century, European oenologists came to Argentina bearing premium grape vines and a wealth of wine-making knowledge. The

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due to the wide range of varieties available. The distinctive and aromatic Torrontés is great with seafood or spicy dishes, while Malbec should always be served with meat, especially a typical Argentinian barbecue known as ‘asado’.

VISITING MENDOZA Mendoza itself is a quaint and pleasant town featuring tree-lined streets, expansive greenery and some delightful squares. Both residents and tourists can take advantage of Parque General San Martín, a picturesque public space containing multiple sculptures, rose gardens and a regatta lake. Downtown, the fountains of Plaza

“Mendoza is the sort of destination people visit for just a couple of days and end up never leaving” industry has not looked back since and today, Mendoza’s three main wine regions - Luján de Cuyo, Valle de Uco and Maipú – boast more than 1,500 different wineries. Notable varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Torrontés, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. However, the region’s bestseller is Malbec, which, despite having French roots, is now synonymous with Mendoza. Producing a deep, full-bodied red wine, this variety of grape thrives in Mendoza due to the clean air, intense sunlight, warm daytime temperatures and cool nights brought about by high-altitude vineyards. In terms of cuisine, Mendoza is much like the rest of the country, but benefits from fantastic wine pairings

Independencia are perhaps the biggest draw, but smaller public squares, like the pretty Plaza España, featuring intricate and detailed tiles, are well worth a visit. “Mendoza is the sort of destination people visit for just a couple of days and end up never leaving,” notes Amanda Barnes, editor of English language publication Wine Republic. “As well as the wonderful weather, the main point of visiting Mendoza is to enjoy the great wine and seeing its beautiful landscapes while taking things slowly.” Along with many other traits, it is this laid-back way of life, coupled with the social and outgoing nature of wine tourism, that makes Mendoza so appealing.

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River Atuel, San Rafael, Mendoza

Therefore, if you’re looking for an enchanting holiday destination, where premium wine, sumptuous cuisine and world-class accommodation are in abundance, it is difficult to look beyond Mendoza.

MENDOZA ESSENTIALS WINERY – Achaval Ferrer Established initially as a hobby by five friends, Achaval Ferrer has blossomed into a charming estate that produces some sublime wines. In fact, its 2008 Finca Bella achieved 98 Robert Parker points, a quite remarkable feat in the wine industry. The tasting experience here is intimate and enjoyable, as wellinformed guides let guests sample a delectable range of red wines. But before leaving, be sure to sample some of the outstanding olive oil too.

TOUR – Trout & Wine Founded by Irish expat Charlie O’Malley, Trout & Wine’s Premium Wine Tour ensures tourists see and experience the best of what Mendoza has to offer. After being picked up from your hotel, an English-speaking guide will give a brief overview of the region and answer any questions. Before you know it, a couple of tasting sessions at Mendel and Renacer have taken place and it is soon time for lunch at the super-luxurious Club Tapiz. Following a final afternoon session at Luigi Bosca, you’ll inevitably make your way back to Mendoza with several bottles, or even cases, of Mendoza’s finest wines in tow.

VISIT – Park Hyatt Hotel Sitting opposite Plaza Independencia, the Park Hyatt Hotel hosts numerous prestigious events throughout the year for both wine and food aficionados. Its wine and tapas evening, which combines an ever-changing menu with local blends and varieties, should not be missed.

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FOOD – Terrazas de los Andes Even though some buildings date back more than 100 years, Terrazas de los Andes has been transformed into a thoroughly modern winery that oozes style and grace. First impressions from the immaculate interior and charming garden are awesome, but somehow the winery’s superb food manages to surpass these initial perceptions. Fresh, local ingredients are used to create gourmet cuisine, which is wonderfully complemented by its Reserve and Single Vineyard wines.

STAY – Casa Antucura The winner of the Art & Culture category at the 2014 Best of Wine Tourism Awards, this boutique hotel and winery sits in stunning surroundings besides the Andes Mountains. In addition to this breathtaking landscape, Casa Antucura boasts an array of beautiful architecture and art, including the grand library’s truly magnificent ceiling artwork. Come for its Cabernet Sauvignon and stay in one of the Master Suites. Plaza San Martin

The Art of VACATION After years of being associated with the European art crowd, Florence is going through a renaissance of its own, welcoming both the partying elite and culturevultures in a mix of history, high-fashion and some intriguing parties WORDS: AIMEE LATIMER Hotel Lungarno guest room


braced myself, on visiting Florence for the first time, for the crush of people typical of ‘tourist meccas’: fearing swarms of touring school kids sticky with gelato and the inevitable sparring to get a decent table. And actually (although I did visit in the spring rather than in the city’s peak time between June and August) I found a quietly confident place. The kind of city where – being the art and cultural hub of the Renaissance and consequently needing no bells and whistles to attract visitors – the chalkboard signs outside restaurants are in the native Italian and not English, tiny cafes have only a couple of tables huddled outside, and where you can walk through the streets, pause and look at the sculptures, without being jostled off your perch by someone brandishing a camera phone. As a city, Florence is a web of medieval streets and old buildings that rise up tall and thin, making the whole city compact and accessible on foot – a positive when you come face-to-face with Italy’s infamously unpedantic drivers. The city splits over the Arno River,

an expansive chunk of water that mirrors the ochre buildings that line the walled bank. Niche boutiques stand next to designer stores such as Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo – both brands having originated in Florence and both having quirky museums dedicated to them in the centre of the city. Be sure to visit the leather market, crammed with good-quality handbags and jackets with price tags that can be haggled down. For art, you’re spoilt too. Aside from the usual tourist sights, on top of Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery and da Vinci at the Uffizi Gallery, you can find exceptional exhibitions throughout smaller galleries with shorter lines, such as Palazzo Stozzi’s current exhibition on the works of Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. After, if you just want to wander around and take in the city, do so with gelato. Although avoid the stores where the gelato is piled in small mountains on the till – this gelato is full of preservatives to make it firm. Instead, head to Perché no! Familyowned since 1939, it makes its variety of classic and

You will often find guests walking into ‘the pink room’: a quirky den for cocktails and the kind of parties that reveal stories the management would discreetly not repeat

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sometimes bizarre flavours (apple pie, anyone?) daily. No wonder Nigella Lawson is a fan.

Where to stay in the city…

Villa Mangiacane private dining

back wall for lounging on. Only guests are privy to use it and there’s a phone and a menu in the corner for calling down for a glass of chilled white wine.

If you’re looking for a central hotel, take a room at arty Escape to the country… spot Hotel Lungarno. Painted in elegant washes of blue Away from the city, a short half hour drive takes you into and ivory, at this hotel, the tiny elevator judders up to the countryside and to postcard-perfect 15th century Villa floors and hallways lined with more than 400 pieces Mangiacane. Here, guests are only offered a choice of of art. And downstairs, almost nonchalantly, a Picasso either a modern or traditional room – the allotted room hangs over the fireplace. Be sure to request a river-facing being a surprise on arrival. The modern rooms generated room with a private balcony that juts out over the river sincere and excitable squeaks from me on viewing them. Arno and offers an unbeatable view of the colourful Spacious, open plan and decked out in bright colours and arch of Florence’s famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. It’s a oddities, the designer clearly had a penchant for placing sophisticated stay for those wishing to discover the city unfrosted shower glass and freestanding bathtubs in the at leisure and walk home to excellent dining. middle of the rooms – they get a lot of honeymooners. I A little along the way is JK Place Firenze, a boutique stayed in a traditional room: a mezzanine suite. Grand, hotel designed to feel like a house. The décor is bold, but and of film-set proportions, it featured an antique chaise clearly popular because of the mixture of people, from longue, a four-poster bed covered in a fort of pillows, a retirees to celebrities, who keep coming back. The best marble bathtub and a mini-bar stocked with wine grown thing about this hotel is that although it’s beautifully on the villa’s private vineyard. styled – in the lounge expect silky sofas, white flowers Being used to the demands of brides – the estate in heavy crystal vases and books on fashion strewn being understandably popular for weddings – the staff fabulously across zebra-print foot stools – it feels can and will accommodate pretty much anything. inhabitable. So much so, guests are Ask for a private dinner in the cellar encouraged to take dinner and drinks on and dine under a brick arch among ~ need to know ~ the white sofas – a particularly enjoyable the bottles and barrels with a private experience at dusk when the place is waiter. This is a hotel that excels in Getting there enveloped in candlelight and the heady offering a truly atmospheric experience. British Airways operates a four-a-week service to scent of the hotel’s bespoke diffusers. From the moment you crunch up Florence’s Aeroporto di Firenze from London City Airport. Having only commenced in March, the route gets you For a small hotel, JK Place Firenze the gravel driveway to the time of from the heart of London’s most easily-accessible airport has personality. A much-loved location descending your suite’s staircase for to the Italian city in around two hours. Fares start from £77 one way; the price includes two pieces of hand for designer fashion parties, which are dinner, you become swept up in the baggage, on-board food and drinks and a choice of the toast of the city’s summer social villa’s cinematic grandeur. seating 24 hours in advance. season, you will often find guests Florence is an accommodating city. D walking from the terrace in the outside Whether you want animated nights in Booking piazza, through the lounge and into town, an escape to the country or to see All the hotels can be booked through Small Luxury ‘the pink room’: a quirky den for up close the art that defined a new age, Hotels of the World, a collection of some of the world’s cocktails and the kind of parties that the city will be more than hospitable. best independent hotels. Hotel Lungarno, from £208 per night ( JK Place Firenze, reveal stories the management would Florence gives you what you really from £279 per night including breakfast ( discreetly not repeat. The best part, want from a holiday: a total break from jk-place-firenze-hotel). Villa Mangiacane, from £249 per personally, however, is a small terrace reality and routine, a moment to stop night ( D that overlooks Florence’s rooftops. and feel the sun, taste the wine and Here, a couple of tables sit under remember that not every part of the parasols and a stretch of sofa lines the world moves at London’s pace.

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Leave London


There’s nothing quite like the buzz of Canary Wharf. But a change of scene can be equally energising. So why not let Celebrity Cruises take you far, far away from the ordinary – on a seven-night ‘Italian Renaissance’ cruise to seven refreshingly different destinations


hile the multi-award-winning cruise line can transport you to a choice of over 270 destinations, across seven continents, this short seven-night escape will give you a flavour for their famed Modern Luxurysm; a combination of first-class accommodation, live entertainment, exceptional cuisine and warm, intuitive service. You set sail from Barcelona for the glamour of Cannes, where your first exclusive shore excursion of the week awaits. With a local expert as your guide, you’ll explore the colourful arched streets and gleaming marble corridors of Old Monaco, before arriving at Monte Carlo’s iconic Grand Casino. Back on board, you’ll discover the true meaning of Modern Luxurysm – unwind at the world-famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, or relax with a refreshing cocktail on the freshly-cut real grass lawn on the top deck. After an evening of fine-dining followed by the cheeky, sultry entertainment genius of Sin Citytm Comedy, your luxurious suite awaits. You awaken in Genoa next, with its charming pastelcoloured buildings, nestled in the dramatic cliff sides.

Then it’s onto Rome, where your shore excursion – a visit to a local farmhouse for an Italian feast – turns into an epicurean adventure. Your voyage continues to Kotor in Montenegro on the sixth day, Zadar on the seventh and finally Venice on day eight – before you return to London, fabulously refreshed and revitalised. D Seven-night Italian Renaissance cruise, Sky Suite from £3,439pp – find out more at, call 0844 493 2026 or contact your travel agent

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essential information for anyone who travels the world for work

The Italian Job

As you traverse seemingly endless terminals and come face-to-face with cascading escalators on your expedition to seek professional triumph, you need to be certain that your travel essentials can be relied upon to help and not hinder. That is where Piquadro’s unique luxury luggage range glides in. Specialising in innovative business bags and accessories, the Italian leather goods company strives to combine functionality with distinctive design to create reliable luggage for your boldest of business ventures. Piquadro’s dedication to high-quality Italian leathers and craftsmanship seeks to guarantee structural integrity and resistance, not to mention beauty, while its extensive range of products mean that everything from your tux to your tablet can be safely stowed away – or flaunted – en-route to the boardroom. D


Here Cheval Three Quays The recently-opened Cheval Three Quays promises to give even the most discerning business traveller an unexpected surprise with its range of luxurious serviced apartments to rival London’s finest hotels. The stunning collection of 97 serviced and 62 extended-stay apartments are conveniently located next to Tower Bridge, moments from the capital’s major business districts. If you can drag yourself away from the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Thames, you will find the apartments equipped with all your home conveniences, plus a concierge desk to support your every need. D

Where to stay There

Montage Beverly Hills Set in the heart of Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle, the Montage Beverly Hills hotel offers the perfect base from which to conduct all your stateside business activities. Expect vintage Hollywood style teamed with modern luxury in this exclusive five-star accommodation. The hotel houses 201 guest rooms, including 55 expansive suites, all of which are thoughtfully equipped and many offer views of the iconic Beverly and Canon Drives. The executive business centre will allow you to escape distractions, while other distinctive amenities – namely a rooftop pool and 20,000 sq. ft. spa – will keep you entertained in your downtime. D

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For Personal Use Addison Lee This company provides fuss-free transfers to all of London’s airports, 24/7. It offers straightforward booking and works with the British Airport Authority to monitor flight delays and allocate cars accordingly. Furthermore, Addison Lee is the only company that offers Taxybike airport transfers. The Taxybikes are motorcycle chauffeurs that can whizz you through congestion from Heathrow to central London in just 35 minutes. A twoway in-helmet intercom system and the provision of all-weather clothing further increase your security and comfort. D

For Clients Imperial 7 Chauffeurs Its big sell is its fleet of high-end cars where customers can choose to hire models that include a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Bentley Flying Spur and more conservative BMWs and Mercedes. Located just ten minutes away from Heathrow Airport, it offers speedy travel to all of London’s surrounding airports plus its flexible service can also be used to transport clients to meetings and events. D

For Corporate ComCab Companies can open a dedicated corporate account with ComCab to have access to more than 2,500 taxis. Corporate account holders use an exclusive phone line to ensure efficiency and can view their taxi’s exact location via real-time journey-mapping online. Companies save money through a system of monthly invoices pre-defined on setting up the account, and also through controls on expenditure, which eliminate currencyexchange costs and petty-cash claims. D


Need to know: KDS  What is it? KDS provides Travel & Expense (T&E) management systems for public and private-sector organisations.

 Who uses it? Deloitte, Coca-Cola, HSBC and KPMG are among its customers.

 Why use it? KDS aims to reduce corporate travel costs by bringing together all travel and expense information onto one single platform. KDS does so by using an automated system to eliminate invoice

reconciliation errors and maximises VAT reclaim. A screen display compares all major travel distribution systems, travel content specialists, hotel booking systems and direct links to individual suppliers to get the lowest price. By doing so, and by mixing fare types and carriers, it can reduce the cost of travel by up to 39 per cent. The KDS corporate system can also be customised to suit a variety of corporations, businesses and accounts, plus it allows management to view the cost of trips before approving them. D


London City Named Airport of the Year

Heathrow Slipstream Unveiled

London’s only city-based airport has picked up the accolade for the ‘Best Airport with under 10 million passengers per year’ at the 2014 Air Transport News Awards in Istanbul. Canary Wharf’s local airport was described by its CEO, Declan Collier, as having the best transport links and location in the UK, as well as being the country’s most punctual airport. He went on to celebrate the airport’s dedication to time-saving initiatives: “We offer a unique, time-based brand proposition – a 20-minute check-in and a 15-minute arrival – and we’re investing heavily in new technology to maintain that proposition.” Dubai International was crowned overall winner, while Doha International won in the ‘10-30 million passengers category.’

In anticipation of the opening of its new Terminal 2 in June this year, Heathrow Airport has just unveiled Slipstream, a major new sculpture. On 23 April, the ambitious, twisting and flowing aluminium form, designed to mimic the flight path of a Zivko Edge 540 stunt plane, took centre stage in the terminal’s Covered Court. Created by internationally-renowned British artist Richard Wilson RA and curated by Mark Davy, founder of public arts agency Futurecity, the 70-metrelong structure – which weighs 77 tonnes and is suspended 18 metres in the air between two passenger walkways – will be one of the longest permanent sculptures in Europe and is expected to greet up to 20 million visitors travelling through the terminal per year.



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Sleep Easy

LATAM Announce Overhaul

Etihad’s Diamond First Class passengers can say farewell to restless hours spent on long-haul flights thanks to the launch of a new program to improve inflight sleep quality. Over the past two years, Etihad Airways has been working closely with a panel of sleep experts to create the ideal on-board sleeping environment and have now introduced a range of luxury sleep features. All-natural mattresses made from extracts of the Hevea tree will help regulate body temperature and 100 per cent cotton sheets and large down feather bedding will add a touch of home comfort, while a sleep-time beverage service will provide the perfect cocoa-based nightcap.

It isn’t just the forthcoming World Cup celebrations in Brazil that are putting South America in the spotlight, Latin American airlines LAN and TAM are strengthening their global presence with the introduction of their new cabin designs. The unified designs, which aim to simultaneously promote comfort and South America’s rich culture, mark one of the most physical examples of the two airlines’ union since they merged in 2012 to form LATAM Airlines Group. Two aircraft currently feature the new design and, from 2015, two new models will be introduced into its long-haul fleet, both benefiting from the new design in Economy and Premium Business classes.



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Often stereotyped as a city of rich bankers, Switzerland’s largest city exceeds expectations and proves there’s much more to this bustling business hub than first meets the eye WORDS: TIFFANY EASTLAND

Sheraton Club at Sheraton Zurich Hotel

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witzerland’s long tradition of neutrality is a well-known fact that has attracted money from around the world and shaped the European capital into a buzzing business destination. Situated at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland is home to the busiest airport and railway station in the country, not to mention a large number of leading financial institutions and banks, including Credit Suisse, UBS and the Swiss National Bank. Boasting substantially low tax rates, many overseas Oberdorf, part of the companies choose to base their old town headquarters in the capital. Despite this, in terms of a destination, Zurich is certainly not all work and no pleasure. From exceptional gastronomy to the liveliest of nightlives, it would seem the city is capable of surprising and delighting business and leisure visitors in equal measure.

Executive Suite at Sheraton Zurich Hotel

The hotel comprises 197 guest rooms, including 32 suites, all of which are equipped with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds, to ensure you get the very best night’s sleep. Guests can also visit the Sheraton Club room on the 10th floor, and benefit from complimentary wireless internet and the Club Lounge.


The old adage, never judge a book by its cover couldn’t be truer when it comes to popular Zurich West fine dining establishment, La Salle Restaurant & Bar. Seamlessly blending old and new, the foodie favourite is an unlikely resident of Schiffbau, the former shipbuilding halls. From the outside the building has preserved its industrial roots, but, within, you’ll discover a lively night spot that’s anything but rough. La Salles Restaurant and Bar is enclosed within a glass cube, encasing the elegant GETTING AROUND setting, while highlighting this Zurich boasts a very simple exceptional juxtaposition. and efficient tram service that Offering a delicious selection runs daily from 5:30am until of French and Italian-inspired midnight. Tickets must be cuisine, the menu is balanced purchased in advance from with meat, poultry and pasta © Zürich Tourismus/Gaetan Bally one of the dispensers that are with a particular emphasis on situated at every stop. If you fish and seafood. prefer the ease of a taxi, you’ll be pleased to hear they After dinner, head to nearby CLOUDS on the 35th can usually be hailed on the street or picked up at the floor of the Prime Tower, Zurich’s tallest skyscraper and Hauptbahnhof or other ranks. Alternatively, cars can be home to some of the country’s largest financial institutes. hired at the airport; however, parking can be tricky and Enjoy spectacular views of downtown Zurich as you sip quite costly. on cocktail classics crafted from CLOUDS’ very own homemade gin.


Located in the vibrant heart of Zurich West, the new Sheraton Zurich Hotel offers the business traveller a comfortable and inviting home-away-from-home. Situated in an area which is quickly becoming the busiest business and entertainment district in the city, Sheraton Zurich also comes with easy access to the Old Town, just a 15 minute tram ride away, and the airport, which is no more than 20 minutes by car. With eight brand new multifunctional meeting and event rooms, spanning more than 600 square meters of flexible space, the hotel can cater anything from a boardroom meeting for eight to a large conference of up 240 guests.

SPARE AFTERNOON Get lost in the winding cobblestone streets of the Old Town and climb the narrow alleyways that lead to Lindenhof hill, offering arguably the best views in Zurich. If you’re a keen shopper, you won’t want to miss Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most beautiful shopping areas in Europe. With an elegant offering of boutiques, selling shoes, furs, accessories, jewellery and watches, you could easily find yourself with more bags than you’re able to carry. D Double rooms at Sherton Zurich start from CHF199, inclusive of tax and charges on a room only basis,

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The darling buds of May are out once again this year and there is nowhere better to take in their heady, floral aromas than the Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual five-day event, which takes 25 days to set up, is Britain’s most prestigious flower show, with the opening famously attended by the Royal Family each year. While RHS flower shows date back to the late Georgian era, the Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital for close to a century – and 2014 will be no exception. Gates will be open to RHS members from Tuesday 20 May, before opening to the public from Thursday to Saturday. Highlights this year will include a twilight event of light opera by Opera Holland Park on the Friday evening, as well as memorial gardens to mark the centenary of the First World War. D RHS Chelsea Flower Show 20 – 24 May,

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SCALLOPS There’s something special about a food that pre-dates artificial packaging, found nestled in the depths of the ocean. Find the most exciting takes on the luxurious scallop at Canary Wharf  Boisdale of

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Transport yourself to the crystal seas of the Scottish highlands with diver-caught scallops from the Isle of Mull. Seared and accompanied by cauliflower puree, spicy chorizo and parsley oil, this starter uses the highest-quality scallops available.

Over the past two decades, this dockside restaurant has established itself as a firm Canary Wharf favourite. Here, you can find a warm scallop salad teamed with smoked bacon, mushrooms and walnut raspberry dressing, or pan-fried scallops served on the shell with garlic oil.

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 One Canada Square For quality produce with an original twist, head to One Canada Square. Experience something truly unique with the scallop carpaccio served with miso aubergine. If raw fish isn’t your thing, try the ultimate hybrid for seafood-lovers: the scallop and shrimp burger with kimchee and fries. D One Canada Square

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From 29 April, Gourmet Burger Kitchen will launch its new lunch campaign, which promises to serve your lunch in 15 minutes, or your next one for free. Say goodbye to the sandwich and enjoy a hearty 4 oz burger for just £5.95, Monday to Friday until 5pm. The deal also includes the option to upgrade to a 6 oz burger for an additional £1.50. Tasty, hearty and fast, what’s not to love? D Jubilee Place


 New Chef in Town

 Pamper Hampers When the sun is shining and you have a hankering for some al fresco lunchbreak dining, Carluccio’s is on hand with its hampers of goodness. Containing a selection of delicious Italian dishes – such as corn-fed chicken supreme with a potato and olive salad, as well as a selection of starters and a summer-inspired dessert – each picnic serves two and is also available as a vegetarian or child’s option. For the perfect accompaniment to your Italian feast, bottles of vino or Prosecco Brut are available for a small surcharge. Picnics are on sale now in delis nationwide, however, customers are advised to order 24 hours in advance. D Reuters Plaza

The Pearson Room has welcomed a new head chef, and with it an exciting and experimental new menu. Tim Tolley, formerly of Vong NYC and Vong London, will work with new general manager Nicholas Mori to devise a menu of international and American-inspired dishes. Tolley attributes his experimental approach to cooking to his youth spent growing up in Virginia and, later, travelling the world. Tolley describes the menu, which includes Manhattan seafood chowder and a salt beef Reuben sandwich, as having been, "designed to create flavours through simple cooking, while also providing a choice of well-balanced options that can be delivered with speed in mind to busy city workers". The Pearson Room is open Monday to Friday, from 7am to midnight, and is available for private hire on Saturdays and Sundays. D The Pearson Room, Canada Square

 Life’s a Praline Last month, The Godiva Chocolate Challenge competition came to a close as four finalists competed to be crowned the winner and see their dessert featured on the menu at HIX Selfridges. Judges included Mark Hix himself and Masterchef critic, William Sitwell, who, alongside the rest of the panel, were faced with the bittersweet task of choosing the prize pudding. Ultimately, East Londoner Heather Bennett was crowned chocolate champion for her dessert entitled ‘A Conference of Chocolate’, which combines dark chocolate with locally-sourced pears and honey. The competition came ahead of the launch of Godiva’s latest recipe book, Life’s A Praline, which will arrive in stores soon. D Jubilee Place

 That’s The Spirit Follow Gordon Ramsey 's lead and introduce Ketel One Vodka into your liquor cabinet. The vodka, which is inspired by ten generations and 300 years of Nolet family distilling, forms the base for the iconic vodka martini cocktail served at the Coburg Bar at The Connaught and is now available from Waitrose, Jubilee Place. To enjoy a taste of London’s finest cocktail bars at home, try shaking up a summery Ketel One Breeze.

Ketel One Breeze  50ml Ketel One Vodka  75ml cranberry juice  35ml fresh grapefruit juice  6ml lime juice Shake with ice and strain into ice-filled Collins glass and garnish with grapefruit wedge. Children's Hamper

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Good Taste

It's beginning to look a lot like summer in Canary Wharf. Soak up the sun with al fresco dining at the crowd-pleasing Ibérica La Terraza words: Aimee Latimer


t Ibérica La Terraza you can drink wine from a porrón. What is a porrón you may ask – removing your suit jacket with caution? It’s a squat bottle with a pointed spout that can be found in the white pavilion of the Ibérica La Terraza restaurant, which has reopened in Cabot Square for summer. And here, brave drinkers are invited to give pouring wine straight from porrón-to-mouth a go. In London’s competitive dining scene, where restaurants are always striving to do something a little different to make an impression, Ibérica La Terraza stands out – ironically so – for offering something ageold – a little Spanish café with wicker chairs, parasols and strings of lights wrapped round the trees. Ibérica La Terraza is special because to get there you simply step out of the office, but when there, you feel like you’ve stepped out of the city. Even on a drizzly day, like the one on which I visited, the trees encircle the space, the rain draws out the earthy smell of the leaves and the sounds of city life are muted by the fountain and tinkling of glasses chinking and people chattering. And in the sun it’s glorious. Back to the drinks. If you wish to avoid shame-facedly picking up the shards of a shattered porrón, try one of the cocktails, such as the house special, La Terraza Cocktail, made from gin, cranberries and tangy lime. Food is served from brunch to evening with a menu of light Spanish food. It includes salads tossed with melon and smoked salmon, Spanish omelette tapas and hearty bocodillos – sourdough baguettes filled with the likes of ham and peppers. Ensure you try the cured meat too –

the Iberica chain’s signature. It comes available by the platter, with optional cheese, and for something extraspecial there's the limited-edition Jamón Ibérico Juan Pedro Domeq, Bellota Ham from wild pigs and cured for at least 45 months in Jabugo. Next, order a selection of pinchos – little savoury bites often found in the bars of northern Spain. Served on a small squares of bread, their toppings vary from baby squid to snow crab and trout, and offers fun bursts of flavour. Pinchos are ideal for dipping into with a glass of chilled wine and a perfect snacking treat. Canary Wharf boasts a valiant al fresco offering, with many of its restaurants spilling outside with chairs and tables. However, Ibérica La Terraza is purely dedicated to al fresco dining and its reopening is a joyful indicator that we’re on the cusp of summer. D Ibérica La Terraza, Cabot Square

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‘Sweet and sour’ honey and cheese pairs particularly well with nutty cheeses such as Gruyère, or goats cheeses.

Fruity fig chutney is best served with soft cheeses like Brie de Meaux. With onion chutney, try hard cheeses such as Cheddar.

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VISUAL ARTS Until 23 May Lobby, One Canada Square and Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf A sculptor who works predominantly in metals, Michael Lyons reveals an essential sense of place in his sculpture which comes through his travels and his visual and emotional response to his surroundings. His subject matter also includes mythological themes, the influence of works of art from ancient cultures, landscape and the forces of nature. The sculptures are largely abstract renditions of these themes, developed through drawing, which he considers essential in advancing concepts in his work. Some pieces are painted or patinated whilst

The Art & Design window galleries in Canada Place Mall at Canary Wharf are open daily and showcase up-and-coming artists, designers and craftspeople. In May, the exhibitions are:

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Scale Appropriate: Sculpture by Michael Lyons



others show steel or bronze in its natural form. Interestingly Lyons also writes poetry that may be seen as a creative entity but which, like photography, also contributes to developing his sculpture. D

Clarice is an award-winning jewellery designer who, since 2011, has been making elegant and mathematically precise jewellery inspired by machines, architecture and time. The daughter of a clock and watch maker, Clarice uses traditional milling machines and lathes to craft her contemporary pieces. Clarice’s pieces are items of true beauty, made to the finest quality and built to last, becoming timeless modern heirlooms.


Walking on Water 14 May – 9 July Walking on Water is an ongoing visual chronicle of East London post-Olympics: its 6.5 miles of connecting waterways, its neighborhoods, schools and centres of technology. At the heart of the exhibition, displayed at Excel earlier this month, was a 200 piece display by Water City artist Frank Creber. Walking on Water was integrated with the Channel 4 Grand Designs Live exhibition. In the same way that Grand Designs focuses on the imaginative regeneration of buildings, the regeneration of East London can be thought of as a Grand Design writ large.

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PAUL ADAMS Paul Adams is a digital artist, or rather, a conventional artist with a passion for computers and software. His main influences are geometric forms and the interaction of light. He uses a combination of open source software and the Adobe Creative Suite, combining and blending layers for best results and believes the artist’s eye is still requisite, even when using a computer as the preferred tool. D



The Way to enjoy May Canary Wharf is gearing up for a high-octane May, with abseiling, competing Olympians and dance. This month, make the most of your free time, whether that be helping a charity or experiencing something new

Canary Wharf Charity Abseil Join more than 150 other thrill seekers by taking on this fundraising challenge and revel in a once in a lifetime experience! Fearlessly descend down 230ft down 50 Bank Street while raising essential funds for English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). No previous experience is required as training is provided by fully qualified instructors, but you must be over 18. D Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May 8am – 5pm 50 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14

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TICKETS: Registration required. £30 registration fee. £150 minimum target. Email Becky Lee at or call 0161 228 2868.

Canary Wharf Jog

Wednesday 21 May 6pm – 8.30pm Throughout Canary Wharf, starting from Canada Square Park, E14 FREE but advance registration required £2 for timing chip (optional) To register for the British Heart Foundation’s Canary Wharf Jog or for more information please visit or call free-phone 0845 130 8663

Visit our Lunch Market on Tuesday 20 May, and then run or jog the Canary Wharf Jog on Wednesday 21! If you want to do something for charity, but need to find a less thrillseeking activity, then look no further. The Canary Wharf Jog is the perfect opportunity to get fit, have fun with friends and even make new ones as you jog, run or hop round the circuit. Last year more than 1,500 people took part and raised over £56,000 for the British Heart Foundation – the nation’s leading heart charity. D

With delicious food on offer, the ever popular The Lunch Market returns to Canary Wharf for another summer season. Wood Wharf is the ideal al fresco setting for your perfect lunch at The Lunch Market! This is a market for food-lovers so take that short stroll from Montgomery Square to the vibrant open space of Wood Wharf to ensure a lunchtime with a difference. Inspired by outdoor markets around the world, The Lunch Market offers a range of global cuisine where hungry visitors can choose from more than 30 stalls offering an array of delicious savoury and sweet dishes created by local producers. Tuesday 20 May 11am – 3pm Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf, E14 FREE to visit

events The Pearl Izumi Tour Series Fast-paced, action-packed cycling returns to Canary Wharf this June with The Pearl Izumi Tour Series on Thursday 5 June. Returning for its fifth year, Britain’s top domestic cyclists race again in what is the fastest event on the Tour Series calendar, around Canary Wharf’s iconic 1.1 kilometre circuit. Olympic Champion Ed Clancy will be amongst those competing, as he seeks to avenge his narrow defeat by Chris Opie in last year’s Canary Wharf competition. But crucially it is team performance that matters in the unique series, with five world level UCI squads competing, including Clancy’s Rapha

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Monday 9 – Sunday 15 June Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 11am – 5pm Throughout Canary Wharf, E14 FREE to visit

Dancing City at Canary Wharf Exhilarating, thought-provoking and fun, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival’s annual outdoor dance extravaganza is back at Canary Wharf. Let Dancing City take you on journeys across Canary Wharf’s parks, piazzas, open spaces and waterfronts where you’ll encounter exquisite choreography, electrifying moves and contemporary dance. Enjoy full performances and bite sized al fresco dance treats from some of the very best UK and international dance companies and artists in a full week dedicated to dance.

Thursday 5 June 6pm – 8.30pm Throughout Canary Wharf, E14 FREE to visit

Condor JLT and the newly formed NFTO team, who include Adam Blythe and the Downing brothers. Ahead of the professional race there will also be the fun of the ProAm Canary Wharf Corporate Grand Prix, as teams from some of Canary Wharf’s tenants battle it out on the same circuit as the professionals. With each team anchored by a Pro rider, the chance for glory will hinge upon the performance of their five teammates, all of whom will be aiming to follow in the wheel tracks of previous winners such as Barclays Capital and Thomson Reuters. All of the action will be screened on ITV4 on Friday 6 June in a one-hour highlights show.

Canary Wharf Motorexpo Canary Wharf transforms into an urban stage showcasing the latest vehicle creations from the world’s leading motor manufacturers. In a motor show like no other, the Motorexpo gives you the opportunity to get up close with unrivalled access to the latest vehicles that the automotive market has to offer, for free. This year’s event offers further chances to get behind the wheel of your dream car with display highlights from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Volvo and Tesla. Don’t miss the opportunity to book your test drive during the show! For details visit or pick up a free copy of this year’s official guide, The Motorexpo Directory 2014 on arrival at the Motorexpo.

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 June Monday – Friday 12pm – 2pm Saturday 1pm – 5pm Throughout Canary Wharf, E14 FREE to visit


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A rare opportunity to live in one of 5 exceptional 6th floor penthouse apartments in a delightful riverside location. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom suites with underfloor heating, a large open plan kitchen and terrace, 24 hour security and underground parking space.

Wapping Lettings 020 8166 5366

Available furnished or unfurnished Prices range from £2,300 ‐ £2,750 per week ﴾WAQ195301﴿ 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

CW mag May 14 Metropolitan

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25 Thrale Street, Southbank SE1

Period Georgian home Newly refurbished period home set close to the River Thames near the Southbank. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, reception room boasting solid wood flooring and open plan new kitchen and decked garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 120 sq m ﴾1,284 sq ft﴿   Available furnished or unfurnished Guide price: £725 per week

Wapping Lettings 020 8166 5366 ﴾WAQ193305﴿

Gun Wharf, Wapping E1W

Contemporary conversion Stylish 2nd floor flat to rent in a warehouse conversion on Wapping High Street. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen and reception room, communal terrace, porter and underground parking space. EPC rating C. Approximately 63 sq m ﴾674 sq ft﴿ Available furnished Guide price: £375 per week

Wapping Lettings 020 8166 5366 ﴾WAQ98954﴿

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

CW Mag May 14 Thrale Street Gun Wharf

17/04/2014 16:21:58

for sale

for sale



5 bedrooms u 50ft garden u garage u EPC=E

2 bedrooms u lift u porter u EPC=C

Guide £3.95 million

Guide £3.75 million

Fulham - 020 7578 9050

Mayfair - 020 7578 5100

for sale

28 offices in London, 80 offices in the UK and 500 offices globally.

RECTORY GROVE, SW4 Grade II listed u 5 bedrooms u garden u EPC=D Guide £3.5 million Northcote Road - 020 3428 2222

for sale

for sale



2 bedrooms u communal gym and pool u EPC=D

3 bedrooms u balcony with dock views u EPC=E

Guide £3.25 million

Guide £1.85 million

Kensington - 020 7535 3300

Canary Wharf - 020 7531 2500

to let

to let



5 bedrooms (2 en suite) u south-facing garden u EPC=D

4 bedrooms u landscaped garden u parking u EPC=C

£1,775 per week + admin fees apply*

£995 per week + admin fees apply*

Brook Green - 020 3618 3786

Battersea - 020 3402 1900

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

to let

to let



3 bedrooms u study u garage u EPC=C

Bedroom u wooden flooring u terrace u EPC=C

£808 per week + admin fees apply*

£450 per week + admin fees apply*

Richmond - 020 8614 9114

Hampstead - 020 7472 5032

1 2

to let

to let



5 bedrooms (2 en suite) u south-facing garden u EPC=D

4 bedrooms u landscaped garden u parking u EPC=C

£1,775 per week + admin fees apply*

£995 per week + admin fees apply*

Brook Green - 020 3618 3786

Battersea - 020 3402 1900



Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø terrace ø protected parking ø 109 sq m (1,172 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø balcony ø concierge ø 2 parking spaces ø 172 sq m (1,852 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £850,000 Leasehold

Wherever you are, whatever your dream home, talk to Savills.

Savills Canary Wharf 020 7531 2500

Thinking of renting? There are some important things you need Guide £1.7 million Leasehold to know. Savills Canary Wharf 020 7531 2500

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*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



Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø to guest let w.c ø protected parking ø concierge ø 148 sq m (1,599 sq ft) ø EPC=B

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 double bedrooms øto2let bathrooms ø guest w.c ø rooftop terrace ø parking ø 153 sq m (1,641 sq ft) ø EPC=D

COLSTON ROAD, SW14 Guide £1.175 million Leasehold


3 bedrooms u study u garage u EPC=C Savills Canary Wharf 020 7531 2500 £808 per week + admin fees apply*

Guide £1.15 million Share of Freehold Bedroom u wooden flooring u terrace u EPC=C Savills Canary Wharf 020 7531 2500 £450 per week + admin fees apply*

Richmond - 020 8614 9114

Hampstead - 020 7472 5032

1 2

to let

to let



5 bedrooms (2 en suite) u south-facing garden u EPC=D

4 bedrooms u landscaped garden u parking u EPC=C

£1,775 per week + admin fees apply*

£995 per week + admin fees apply*

Brook Green - 020 3618 3786

Battersea - 020 3402 1900



Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø bathroom ø terrace ø daytime porterage ø underground parking ø 88 sq m (947 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Reception area ø open plan kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø study room ø balcony with dock views ø 2 car parking spaces ø 24hr porterage ø Grade I listed warehouse ø 294 sq m (2,579 sq ft)

Guide £1.5 million Leasehold

Wherever you are, whatever your dream home, talk to Savills.

Savills Wapping 020 7456 6800

Thinking of renting? There are some important things you need Guide £1.85 million Leasehold to know. Savills Canary Wharf 020 7531 2500

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*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



Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø bathrooms ø guest w.c ø balcony to 2let ø 24hr concierge ø underground parking ø 98 sq m (1,058 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms øtoparking ø balcony ø concierge let ø use of residents swimming pool & gym ø 85 sq m (910 sq ft) ø EPC=C

3 bedrooms u study u garage u EPC=C Savills Wapping 0207 456 6800 £808 per week + admin fees apply*

Guide £750,000 Leasehold Bedroom u wooden flooring u terrace u EPC=C Savills Canary Wharf 020 7531 2500 £450 per week + admin fees apply*

Richmond - 020 8614 9114

Hampstead - 020 7472 5032

COLSTON ROAD, SW14 Guide £650,000 Leasehold


1 2


to let



5 bedrooms (2 en suite) u south-facing garden u EPC=D

4 bedrooms u landscaped garden u parking u EPC=C

£1,775 per week + admin fees apply*

£995 per week + admin fees apply*

Brook Green - 020 3618 3786

Battersea - 020 3402 1900



2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø reception room ø balcony with marina views ø 24hr security ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C

2 bedrooms ø bathroom ø reception room ø balcony ø 24hr porterage ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=D

Furnished £775 per week + £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wapping 020 7456 6824

Wherever you are, whatever your dream home, talk to Savills.

Thinking of renting? There are some £525 important things you need Furnished per week + £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* to know. Savills Wapping 020 7456 6810

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*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



Bedroom ø bathroom ø reception room ø 24hr porterage and security to let ø residents leisure facilities ø views towards the River Thames and O2 Arena ø Council Tax=D ø EPC=D

2 bedrooms ø bathroom ø reception room ø allocated parking to let ø private rear patio garden ø dock views ø Council Tax=D ø EPC=C

Furnished £425 per week COLSTON ROAD, SW14 + £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply*

Unfurnished £390 per week

£808 per week + admin fees apply*

£450 per week + admin fees apply*

3 bedrooms study u garage u EPC=C Savills Canary u Wharf 0207 531 2523


+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Bedroom u Wharf wooden flooring u terrace u EPC=C Savills Canary 020 7531 2522

*£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 dependent on the property size and whether furnished/unfurnished. For more details, visit5032 Richmond - 020 8614 9114 Hampstead - 020 7472




NICK MOORE, senior negotiator at Knight Frank in Islington, comments on the trends in the residential sales market

SOPHIE RODZIK, negotiator at Knight Frank in Islington, comments on the trends in the residential sales market

THE FIRST QUARTER of 2014 has, as we expected, seen the Islington market continue to perform extremely well. The low cost of borrowing and a lack of good quality stock, coupled with a surge in demand from new buyers as spring takes hold, has added to what was already a highly competitive market. Nowhere is this more evident than in the house market. The profile of your “typical” Islington buyer has changed enormously over the past few years. Once upon a time, Upper Street was a destination for locals but held very little interest to those from outside the immediate area, but all that has changed. With the extraordinary re-development of areas like King’s Cross and the City Road basin and the global recognition they have created, the market has now become much more international. In the same way, in years gone by, as an agent, it was fairly easy to predict where a buyer would come from as in many cases they lived all but a few streets away; not any more. We have also seen a steady influx of buyers from other parts of London too, in particular the more popular parts of West London. As prices have continued to climb across the capital, we have found ourselves dealing with more and more buyers who either can’t or aren’t prepared to pay the prices that are being asked in areas like Notting Hill or they’re taking advantage of the market in these areas, selling up and moving east. As a result, there is now competition at every price point and many of the properties that we have been instructed on recently are being snapped up before they even make it to the open market. It wasn’t so long ago that £1,000 per square foot represented the top end of the market locally, whereas now, it is commonplace to achieve £1,100 to £1,200 per square foot, or even more in some cases. With little prospect of the market changing, this trend is set to continue and as a result, I think we have some interesting times ahead.

THE PRESENT APPETITE for flats in Islington is nothing short of extraordinary, as is the lack of stock, which buyers are fighting over each property that comes to the market. We recently brought a stunning one bedroom flat to the market in a prime central Islington location, attracting 19 offers, in just two days, from investors and owner occupiers alike. The property sold for more than 10% over the original asking price. To say that our client was pleased is a massive understatement, and this is just one example, giving you an idea of demand in the current market. The demand has been replicated with every flat we’ve brought to the market in the last quarter, with most one to two bedroom properties having buyers before they even make it to the market. Knight Frank is heavily involved in the re-development of King’s Cross, which is having a huge impact on Islington prices. The regeneration has already begun, with completion expected in 2020. This will see almost 2000 new homes built, some of which are already complete. With purchases being made by both overseas and domestic buyers, we’ve seen a natural increase in interest in Islington property. Our involvement in the sales of other new developments, such as Folio on Micawber Street, has been incredibly successful, both off-plan and now that they’re complete, re-sales are selling to waiting buyers. As a general rule, buyers seem far more comfortable purchasing off-plan than ever before. Additionally Islington’s proximity to the City coupled with its competitive pricing, has resulted in widespread appeal to first time buyers, who are choosing Angel as the area of London to get on to the property ladder.

Knight Frank islington 0203 657 7345

may 2014 CW 129

Beyond your expectations

Trinity Tower, E14 A luxury two bedroom two bathroom apartment, enviably located in an exclusive development moments from the bustling heart of Canary Wharf. This luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment offers a high-specification interior, gym, concierge an allocated parking space. EPC: B

Hamptons Canary Wharf Office Sales. 020 7346 5801 | Lettings. 020 7346 5802

£990,000 Leasehold • • • • •

Two bedrooms One reception room Two bathrooms Balcony Lift

Pan Peninsula, E14 A fantastic two double bedroom two bathroom apartment on the 30th floor of this exclusive residential development. The apartment has the most spectacular views as well as all of the facilities that come with living in Pan Peninsular such as private residents pool, gym, bar and cinema. EPC: B

£700 per week • • • • • •

*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

Two bedrooms Two bathrooms Balcony Lift Amazing views Leisure facilities

Alan Selby is now called CBRE

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access to gLobaL contacts

through 300 offices

same team of 21 residentiaL staff

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+44 (0)20 7519 5900

alan selby is now called cbre

we’ve changed our name Alan Selby & Partners are now called CBRE

the same team offering the same great residential sales, lettings and management services, now have a global network they can access, to get the best buyers and tenants for your property from around the world. Get in touch to find out more about CBRE Residential London

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new atlas wharf, e14 Penthouse with river views

r o FF e

This stunning apartment is comprised of a large lounge, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, one balcony and separate terrace. The terrace itself is over 1,000 sq ft and has completely unrivalled views of The London Eye, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and even Big Ben!


The flooring has been replaced throughout with Scandinavian wood and the property generally is in excellent decorative order. The apartment includes a secure allocated parking space. New Atlas Wharf is a 24 hour gated development; offering concierge and resident’s gym facilities. Located on the sought after Westferry Road, the development is within close proximity of all the shops, bars and restaurants of Canary Wharf by foot or public transport.


aegon house, e14 Top floor apartment


e w iN s tr u c ti o N

A stunning one bedroom apartment with breath taking views over Canary Wharf, the City skyline and Millennium Dome. The apartment is situated on the top floor possessing a large private balcony accessible via a well presented reception room. With a modern bathroom suite, kitchen and spacious double bedroom all renovated throughout to a high standard. The property further benefits from having secure underground parking. Boasting a favourable locale, with easy access to transport and amenities this is a must see!

£319,995 +44 (0)20 7519 5900

sales Alan Selby is now called CBRE


rainbow avenue, e14 Townhouse

N D e r o FF e

Rare 2,207 sq ft river fronted four bedroom, four storey townhouse. The property is situated to the rear of the very popular Burrells Wharf development. This imposing residence is one of just two unique four storey townhouses in this location.


Having been extensively modernised and comprising of four bedrooms with large ensuite to master, additional family bathroom and a very large kitchen leading to terrace with river views. A large living room which dominates an entire floor with additional balcony with river views. Plus a generous study/play room on the ground floor. The master is situated on the top floor and again benefits from river views accessed from balcony. This bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe also covers the entirety of the top floor. There is also a large mezzanine area with large additional storage capacity.

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discovery dock east, e14 Luxury apartment


u c ti o N

This stunning two bedrooms, two bathroom, contemporary apartment in one of Canary Wharfs most sought-after exclusive residential developments. The apartment spans 947 sq ft and is beautifully presented and immaculately finished to a high specification; the accommodation comprises; large open plan reception room, modern semi-openplan kitchen with integrated appliances, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and chic en suite bathroom, good-sized second bedroom, smart bathroom and a balcony overlooking the dock. Further features included are a resident’s only gymnasium and swimming pool, as well as 24hr concierge. Discovery Dock East is perfectly positioned only a moment away from the plethora of Canary Wharf amenities and superb transport links.

+44 (0)20 7519 5900


Franklyn James

E14 Island Row, Limehouse

£340 PW

E14 Ionian Building, Limehouse

£415 PW

An absolutely stunning one bedroom apartment located on the much sought after Island Row. This property comprises of an open-plan reception/diner, a stylish fitted kitchen, a duel aspect double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and comes with the added benefit of private parking.

A gorgeous two double bedroom apartment set within the popular Mosaic development on Narrow Street. There is a bright and spacious reception room, a modern integrated kitchen, private balcony and ample storage space throughout. Underground parking is available.

E14 Langbourne Place, Isle of Dogs

E14 Orion Point, Isle of Dogs

£475 PW

A truly beautiful two double bedroom apartment which has been maintained to an incredibly high standard. This attractive apartment benefits from a large reception room, a modern fitted kitchen, two bathroom suites and comes with a secure parking space.

£595 PW

A fantastic two double bedroom duplex penthouse apartment set within one of the most desirable developments on the Island. This property has a spiral staircase leading the mezzanine level, two bathrooms, two allocated parking spaces and a large terrace overlooking the river Thames.

E14 Ocean Wharf, Isle of Dogs


A stunning two bedroom apartment set within the highly desirable Ocean Wharf. This property has a large open-plan reception room with access to a private balcony offering direct river views. There are two bathrooms, a second sunny balcony, parking and a gym on-site.

E14 Goodhart Place, Limehouse


Set within the heart of Limehouse is this 1593sqft beautifully presented townhouse. This property has three double bedrooms, three bathroom suites, a large kitchen/diner, two private balconies and an integral garage. This property would make for the perfect family home.

Canary Wharf 020 7005 6080

Bow 020 8983 2930

Limehouse 020 7791 1777

Bow 020 8983 2930

Franklyn James Limehouse 020 7791 1777

Canary Wharf 020 7005 6080


STATE OF THE MARKET The New vs. Old debate

Mortgage Review Implications

JASON TAYLOR, sales director at Franklyn James Estate Agents, comments on the state of the residential property market

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

Future values of new builds have pushed up the prices for many resale residential homes within the area. Some developments have based their prices on values two or three years ahead, making the slightly older developments seem very attractive and good value for money. The new homes market has always been very successful in a rising market, with the majority of first phases selling overseas before being released in the UK. Many of the foreign purchasers have picked up on the fact that the UK has a highly-desirable market with values increasing year on year. Any market is prone to a recession, but London will always recover in a shorter period of time compared to other cities across the globe. Investors see the UK as a safe haven for their portfolios to grow over a ten year period and have the comfort factor of knowing their properties will have little or no void period as professional tenants always need accommodation to rent. The resale market has already seen the ripple effect as many newer developments are coming in with expensive price tags and the living areas seem to be getting smaller and smaller as land prices increase. The older the property, the more generous the living space generally is and that is a big advantage when buying a resale property as a home as opposed to an investment. This is because, many of the buyers will usually own their asset for between 3 – 5 years before moving on. As a buyer you always pay a premium for anything new, however, if in a good position, there is always a deal to be had and if a buyer is purchasing more than one unit they will almost certainly get a reduction of some sort. The choice for buyers might be limited on the resale market but bear in mind the most attractive stock for new builds will be sold before any UK buyers gets a chance to even have a look – unless you’re prepared to fly to Singapore!

Talk to any estate agent in the London region and the feedback will be consistent: the market is racing away at an unsustainable rate. Property is in such short supply that most properties are being sold for over the asking price and in many cases via informal tender, with buyers being asked to supply a sealed best and final offer. However, this month sees the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review and this measure is expected to prevent the creation of a property bubble that will, like all bubbles, eventually pop. The restrictions enforced by the Financial Conduct Authority will play a vital role in keeping a lid on what is fast becoming a volatile market place. The general premise is that stricter checks on affordability will be imposed on mortgage lending. The FCA will assume crucial importance to ensure multiples do not become too stretched and affordability is scrupulously checked. If these controls are rigorously applied this will most likely constrain price rises. The supply and demand issues fuelling the house buying frenzy will also be alleviated in the coming years as house builders are beginning to frantically satisfy demand by building as rapidly as they can. The question of when interest rates will rise is also now more of a concern than at any point in the last few years. For those considering selling, I can’t help but feel now is a great time to capitalise on the favourable market conditions.

Franklyn James Estate Agents Docklands, Limehouse & Bow

Lourdes Estate Agents

020 7005 6080

020 7538 9250

MAY 2014 CW 139

Atlantic Wharf, London, E1W

Concordia Wharf, London, E14

This large two bedroom apartment situated within the popular riverside development, Atlantic Wharf. Featuring a spacious main reception, modern separate kitchen, secure parking space and porter. Atlantic Wharf is ideally located within a short walk from Limehouse DLR Station.

A two double bedroom, two bathroom, furnished apartment located in the charming Concordia Wharf development. The property boasts a bright lounge with direct views over the river and the O2, separate fitted kitchen and a private balcony. Concordia Wharf is within close proximity to Canary Wharf.


£390 per week


£480 per week

St Davids Square, London, E14

Berglen Court, Limehouse, E14

A large three bedroom apartment in the popular St David’s Square development. The property benefits from a residents only leisure complex, including heated indoor swimming pool, well equipped gymnasium, games room and is well located for Canary Wharf, Island Gardens DLR station and Greenwich foot tunnel.

One of the finest penthouses situated within the sought after Limehouse Marina. Measuring at approximately 1,367sq ft. featuring an amazing open plan reception including a brand new kitchen, large private balcony offering breathtaking views over the Marina and Canary Wharf, three bedrooms and two new bathrooms.



£525 per week

96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP

£825 per week 020 7538 9250

Elektron Tower, Blackwall Way, E14

Aegean Apartments, Royal Docks, E16

A one bedroom apartment in the modern Elektron Tower development. The property features a good sized lounge with wooden floors, fitted kitchen, private balcony overlooking the river and O2 centre, large double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a modern bathroom.

A stunning two double bedroom apartment situated on the 7th floor. The property benefits from two bathrooms with one being en suite, two double bedrooms a large private balcony offering direct views of Royal Victoria Dock a fully fitted kitchen and a secure underground car parking space.





Concordia Wharf, Coldharbour, E14

Tequila Wharf, Limehouse, E14

A two bedroom, two bathroom apartment set in this charming Coldharbour development. The property boasts a bright lounge with direct views over the river, separate fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a balcony. Concordia Wharf is within close proximity to Canary Wharf.

This unique penthouse property offers a wealth of features including solid oak flooring, expansive reception room, wrap around terrace (approx 1,450sqft) offering breathtaking views of Canary Wharf, Limehouse marina and the City, master bedroom with en-suite and separate dressing room, two further double bedrooms one with ensuite bathroom and a further family bathroom.





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Canary Riverside E14

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Two bedroom penthouse I Large balcony Concierge I Weekly cleaning included Fully furnished I EPC B

Two bedroom apartment I Two bathrooms Large south facing terrace I Limehouse DLR Fully furnished I EPC B

Limehouse Basin E14

Narrow Street E14

Two double bedroom apartment I Balcony I Marina views Secure Parking I Residents’ gym I Concierge Fully furnished I EPC C

Two bedroom apartment I Two bathrooms I Balcony Water views I Covered parking I Limehouse DLR Fully furnished I EPC B

£1,200 per week

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Spice Quay Heights, Shad Thames SE1

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Penthouse I Two bedrooms I Thames/Tower Bridge views Leisure facilities I Secure parking I 24hr concierge 1,185sqft/111m2 I EPC C

One bedroom apartment I West facing balcony Basin views I Parking I 24 hour porter 484sqft/45m2 I EPC D

Narrow Street E14

Limehouse Cut E14

Penthouse I One bedroom I 4th floor South facing I terrace I Secure parking I Day porter 583sqft/54m2 I EPC D

Open Plan I Warehouse duplex I Former factory Communal terrace I Secure parking I Exposed brick 3,100sqft/288m2 I EPC D






Beckenham 020 8663 4433 Bromley 020 8315 5544 Chislehurst 020 8295 4900

Locksbottom 01689 882 988 Orpington 01689 661 400 West Wickham 020 8432 7373

By Langford Russell

The glen - BR6

£2,125,000 F/h

A contemporary designed five bedroom, five bathroom detached executive luxury home, located in ‘The Glen’, a favoured road in one of Kent’s most prestigious gated private estates ‘Farnborough Park’. This luxury family home offers spacious modern living with a number of unique design features that have to be viewed to be fully appreciated. Energy Efficiency Rating C.

Please contact our Orpington office for more information: Tel: 01689 661 400 Email:

BicklEy rOad - Br1

£1,395,000 F/H

Bucknall way - BR3

£1,350,000 F/h

Beautifully restored Grade II listed Manor House reputed to be the oldest private residence in Bromley. Beautifully restored to offer a master bedroom suite, guest suite, six further bedrooms, three further bathrooms, three reception rooms, Chambers kitchen, cellar, landscaped gardens and detached double garage. Energy Efficiency Rating F.

Immaculately presented five bedroom, three bathroom detached house located within the prestigious Langley Park gated development with private concierge on entry. The property benefits from a large frontage with parking for several cars and double garage. Internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this spectacular property. Energy Efficiency Rating C .

Please contact our chislehurst office for more information: Tel: 020 8295 4900 Email:

Please contact our Beckenham office for more information: Tel: 020 8663 4433 Email:

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Westcombe Hill, Blackheath, SE3 Price £1,850 per calendar month

The Lane, Blackheath, SE3 Price £1,800 per calendar month

A very well presented three double bedroom, two reception Victorian house on Westcombe Hill with period features throughout. Close to Westcombe Park and Maze Hill Train Stations and within walking distance of Royal Greenwich Park.

3 bedroom Span house set in the popular private development ‘The Lane’ just off Blackheath Park, 0.5 miles to Blackheath station and village. Open plan kitchen/reception room, kitchen leading out into a private garden, good sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom suite.

Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1 EPC: D

Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1 EPC: D

Contact Westcombe Park Office on 020 8858 6101

Contact Blackheath Office on 020 8318 1311

Lee High Road, Lee, SE12 Price £2,850 per calendar month

Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, SE10 Guide Price £1,795 per calendar month

A 3 storey, 5 bedroom Victorian semi-detached house in the highly popular Lee/Blackheath borders. The property benefits from off street parking and a delightful 70ft southerly facing garden. With many period style features and an impressive hall floor reception.

This brand second floor 2 double bedroom apartment is available to rent within this new development. The property is ideally situated in close proximity to both Greenwich Park, town centre and DLR providing links to Canary Wharf in under 10 minutes.

Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2 EPC: E Contact Lee Office on 020 8852 8633

Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1 EPC: C Contact Greenwich Office on 020 8858 9911

Our standard tenant charges are: £90 agreement fee & £75 per person reference fee. Other fees may apply, visit for more information.


Morden Road, Blackheath, SE3 Guide Price £925,000 Freehold Occupying the entire garden floor of this attractive treble-fronted period residence stands this well planned three/four bedroom conversion flat with direct access to a stunning communal garden and situated in one of the most sought after roads within the Cator Estate Contact Blackheath Office on 020 8318 1311

Westcombe Park, Blackheath, SE3 Guide Price £725,000 Leasehold An architecturally unique three double bedroom cottage which was previously a stable block and home which housed Hackney Carriages. Deceptively spacious and truly a one off internal viewing is imperative. Contact Westcombe Park Office on 020 8858 6101

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Three bedrooms Two reception rooms Two bathrooms No chain First class location EPC rating: D

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Three bedrooms Two reception rooms Two bathrooms Study Conservation area EPC rating: D

Lee 119 Burnt Ash Road, Lee SE12 8RA 020 8852 8633

Westcombe Park 11 Stratheden Parade, Westcombe Park SE3 7SX 020 8858 6101

Tyrwhitt Road, Brockley, SE4 Price £1,850,000 Freehold A beautifully presented, elegant, rarely available, Victorian double fronted semi-detached family house, situated at the Hilly Fields end of this quiet street in the heart of the Brockley Conservation area, offering well planned accommodation over just three floors. Contact Greenwich Office on 020 8858 9911

Greenwich 227 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich SE10 8NB 020 8858 9911

Blackheath 1 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath SE3 0TA 020 8318 1311

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Seven bedrooms Two reception rooms Three bathrooms Child friendly garden Many period features EPC rating: D


HEIGHTS Southview Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9JE

Delighted to present to the market, Dacres, a brand new spacious five bedroom detached home measuring 3294 sqft. Designed to provide seamlessly modern living accommodation, ideal for entertaining, arranged over two levels with the benefit of an attached double garage. This home is located near the picturesque village of Warlingham, with a variety of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. Upper Warlingham and Whyteleafe South train stations provide regular services into London Bridge and London Victoria; offering an effortless commute into the City.

Price ÂŁ1,200,000 Incorporating

Viewing by appointment only

020 8295 4900




Wimbledon Village


An outstanding architect-designed residence created with meticulous attention to detail

An impressive family residence in a small private road near the Common and the Village

5/6 bedrooms • 6 bathrooms • glass box dining room • landscaped gardens • garage • gated drive • ER/B

6 bedrooms • 5 bathrooms • 5 reception rooms • landscaped garden • carriage drive • ER/C

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Common

Guide Price £6,000,000


An impressive modern residence with a wonderful garden located behind a walled and gated drive

A handsome period home in a semi-rural setting overlooking the Common, woods and golf course

6 bedrooms • 7 bathrooms (incl self-contained flat) • beautiful garden • double garage • ER/C

6 bedrooms • 3 ground floor receptions • 1st floor drawing room • 2 bathrooms • lovely gardens • ER/E

Wimbledon Village’s Premier Estate Agent - Sales: +44 (0) 20 8947 9833 Wimbledon Village 020 8947 9833

Who is LIFE Residential?

LIFE have dealt with over 18,000


LIFE have sold over

ÂŁ1.6 Billion worth of property.

LIFE currently manage over 3,000 properties in over 75% of London’s postcodes.


LIFE deal with Landlords from over 85 countries , over all 5 continents.

LIFE collected over

ÂŁ14 Million

worth of rent in 2013 alone.

LIFE let on average 1 property every

120 minutes.

West Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 • 2 Bedrooms

• Lift

• Bathroom (en suite)

• Communal heating and hot water

• Shower room

• Approx. 914 sq ft (87.96 sq m)

• Reception room

• EPC rating: current (C) potential (C)

“ A well presented third floor flat in this prime position in the heart of Belgravia”

• Kitchen

Guide price £2,750,000 Leasehold with 111 years remaining

For more information call James Burridge on 020 7306 1610 or email

W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

Hanover Street, Mayfair W1 • 3 Double bedrooms

• Balcony

• 3 Bathrooms

• Roof terrace

• 2 Reception rooms

• Approx. 1,757 sq ft (163 sq m)

• Fully fitted kitchen

• EPC rating: current (C) potential (C)

“ A spectacular, newly refurbished penthouse apartment in this premier location in the heart of Mayfair”

£3,450 per week Furnished or unfurnished

For more information call Lucy Morton on 020 7306 1630 or email

W.A.Ellis LLP 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

Pierhead, Wapping High Street, Wapping E1W


Cinnabar Wharf East, Wapping High Street, Wapping E1W


ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this grade II listed apartment built in the 1800’s within one of Wapping’s most prestigious developments. Originally the dock offices of the River merchants, this prominent development is one of Wapping’s longest standing legacies of history. This first floor characterful two bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment extends to 1249 sq ft and benefits from views of the River Thames and has access to a private residents garden. With the development is residents parking.

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 2 bedroom,2 bathroom 5th Floor Modern Built Apartment. Open plan kitchen/reception. Floor to ceiling windows from reception/kitchen, both bedrooms onto the river. Climate control. Balcony with river views. secure underground parking space. 24 hour porterage/security. Close to St Katharine’s Dock and Tower Hill Stations.

ea2 Estate Agency Heritage Court | 8-10 Sampson Street | Wapping | London E1W 1NA t: 020 7702 3456 | f: 020 7702 9168 |

Orient Wharf, Wapping High Street E1W

China Court, Quay 430, Wapping E1W

Rental Price: £295 Per Week

Rental Price: £395 Per Week

Riverside Mansions, Wapping E1W

Kingsley Mews, Wapping E1W

Rental Price: £395 Per Week

Rental Price: £415 Per Week

Boardwalk, Docklands E14

Swan Court, St Katharine’s Dock, Wapping E1W

Rental Price: £500 Per Week

Rental Price: £1,750 Per Week

Ea2 are pleased to offer to let this modern Built 3rd floor 1 double bedroom apartment. Reception, kitchen and bathroom. Double glazing. Situated close to Tower Hill and with easy access to the City and Docklands. Available now.

ea2 are pleased to offer to let this 2 double bedroom ground and first floor duplex apartment. The apartment benefits from having a kitchen diner, separate reception with doors leading to garden area. Secure parking space. Residents Gymnasium. Onsite caretaker. Close to Wapping station and local bus routes..

ea2 are pleased to offer to let this modern built 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 2nd floor apartment. The apartment benefits from having a balcony and secure parking space. The development has concierge and located close to the Canary Wharf district.

This Modern 1 double bedroom apartment is within this very popular secure/ gated development of West Wapping. ‘Waitrose’ supermarket is nearby. Close to St Katharine’s dock and Tower Hill. Within easy access to the Docklands light railway. Allocated Parking. Can be furnished or un-furnished. Available 9th June 2014

Situated within this modern development and situated close to Tower Hill and the City is this spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Fitted kitchen, reception and bathroom. Timber flooring. Good condition throughout. Must be viewed. Please note we have a selection of properties within this development to rent.

Ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this unique 6th & 7th floor penthouse apartment within the most prestigious location of the historic St Katherine’s Dock, West Wapping. The apartment consists of 3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception, fitted kitchen. Terrace and balcony. Superb views over St Katharine’s Dock. 24 hour concierge.

ea2 Estate Agency Heritage Court | 8-10 Sampson Street | Wapping | London E1W 1NA t: 020 7702 3456 | f: 020 7702 9168 |



Coming soon, a fantastic selection of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available on a private and shared ownership basis.





SPECTACULAR STUDIO, 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM DOCKSIDE APARTMENTS WITH PRIVATE WINTER GARDENS AND PANORAMIC VIEWS OVERLOOKING CANARY WHARF Offering the very best in elegant open-plan design, just a 3 minute walk from South Quay DLR Station, this sleek and stylish tower provides effortless indoor to outdoor living. Dollar Bay is truly a rare commodity.

PRICES FROM ÂŁ435,000 LAU N CH EVE NT 3 0 APR I L & 1 MAY 2014 Jones Lang LaSalle Residential Office 11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE REGISTER TO ATTEND D O LLAR BAY.C O.U K 0 8 45 0779 0 6 9 SALE S@D O LLAR BAY.C O.U K

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INSIDER KNOWLEDGE Richard Pine-Coffin Director, Residential at JLL

Has JLL obtained any new developments or properties that have particularly caught your eye? Market activity has increased dramatically during the last 12 months supported by the revived confidence in the UK economy and a significant increase in demand from the home market. Developers are responding and the new opportunities are extremely exciting. Long forgotten and ‘mothballed’ sites are now coming alive and the effects of activity are clear in many regions. The regeneration of Battersea Power Station is arguably one of the most influential and anticipated schemes of this decade; the redevelopment of The Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth offers huge opportunities. There are so many other projects, to highlight them all is impossible in a few short paragraphs but note is worthy to Goodmans Fields, E1 and the changes Berkeley have undertaken to Leman Street, as with Canaletto to the City Road, EC1. Architecturally, future schemes to watch include Essential Living’s Helix, Baltimore Tower by Galliard, the long awaited Dollar Bay from Mount Anvil and two of the UK’s tallest

JLL 020 7337 4002

residential buildings in Canary Wharf being in excess of 70 floors in height. Arguably Wood Wharf is one of the most significant projects undertaken in the Canary Wharf estate for years. Why is the London property market so resilient? Dating back to Roman times, London has been a catalyst for trade and commerce across the UK and further afield providing employment, wealth and opportunities to many. It is separated from a number of competitive cities through a number of advantages. Within the financial worlds we sit across the Meridian Line providing major trading time line advantages between the East and the West. The UK provides a stable and ethical environment to trade and reside with a long history of tolerance and acceptance. London is arguably one of the world’s most diverse and cultured cities providing significant prospects to its many residents. Do you invest in property? There are many ways to invest in property, whether through tangible assets such as ownership of a home, property or land, other considerations include shares, trusts and options. Do I invest personally? All my working life and more is invested in property.


Spotlight on Canary Wharf As Canary Wharf becomes one of London’s most sought-after property zones – for investors and residents alike – Tony Usher, associate director of residential for JLL, explains why the market’s booming:


rices are soaring around the Wharf. The secondhand market is as active now as it’s been since the credit crisis. At many developments, prices are 15 – 20 per cent higher than a year ago, which is staggering. It’s not just the sales market that’s motoring; the rentals market is flourishing too, which is encouraging news for both overseas and domestic investors. “The dynamics of the Canary Wharf housing market have changed quite a bit over the past few years. Importantly, it’s no longer Wharf workers only. We have seen many people move here from West London or South London, attracted by the bright, new build product on offer, as well as the lively leisure offerings and great connectivity. Canary Wharf itself has great shopping, restaurants, gyms and so on, but close by are Westfield Stratford and escape routes like London City Airport. People are happy to commute into the City and the West End from here, and it will get even easier once Crossrail arrives. As such, people love to buy and

rent here so we’re never short on demand, which adds to Canary Wharf’s appeal to investors. They are happy with returns and rarely see voids, which leads many to come back to buy more stock. Domestic investors are back in the market, too, and are taking advantage of the resurgence of Canary Wharf following several lacklustre years and with one eye on the boost from Crossrail.”

Canary Wharf’s Residential Market In Figures:  Demand has forced the average pricing in Canary Wharf up to around £750 per square foot, with some of the best units pushing towards £1,100 per sq ft.  Annual growth has accelerated to 14.4 per cent – higher than the 12.1 per cent Central London.  From 2011 – 2012 there were only 600 sales in Canary Wharf, but in 2013 alone more than 1,000 units were sold.  The biggest selling scheme last year was the Baltimore Tower by Galliard Homes. Designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and located close to South Quay DLR station, JLL sold more than 330 units within it.  Currently, a surge in residential development continues with more than 1,200 units currently under construction.

JLL 020 8858 9944

MAY 2014 CW 159

Pan Peninsula, E14 - £675,000 Leasehold

Alaska Building, E16 - £749,950 Leasehold

• Two bed, two bath • 19th floor • Allocated parking • 24hr concierge & gym

• Three beds, two baths • Full width balcony • Dock views towards O2 Arena and Thames • Secure Parking • Royal Victoria DLR



Baltimore Wharf, E14 - £1,000,000 Leasehold

Landmark West, E14 - £1,750,000 Leasehold

• Two bed, two bath • 11th floor, 982sqft • Three balconies • Secure underground parking

• 29th floor sub penthouse • Three bed, two bath • Two parking spaces • 24hr concierge & gym


11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HE


020 7715 9700

Tenant agency fees: £240 inc VAT administration fee per property, £48 inc VAT referencing fee per Tenant/Guarantor

Baltimore Wharf, E14 - £325pw

Adriatic Building, E14 - £330pw

• Luxury studio suite • 8th floor, Balcony • Courtyard views • 24hr concierge & gym

• Luxury Apartment • One bedroom • Balcony • Limehouse DLR



Baltimore Wharf, E14 - £500pw

New Festival Quarter, E14 - £500pw

• Two bed, two bath • Dock views • 24hr concierge & gym • Crossharbour DLR

• Three bed, two bath • Very Large Terrace • Residents Parking • 24hr Concierge & gym



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Canary Wharf Magazine May 2014  

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