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018 | Power player Actor Damian Lewis – starring in new show Billions – talks luxuries, music and the changing nature of TV

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

038 | Tunnel vision Model and actress Clémence Poésy is an Anglophile who longs to take on comedy roles

033 | Best of British Burberry’s commercial for Mr. Burberry was shot by Steve McQueen, a first for the legendary director

048 | Fashion gone rogue The fashion industry is in a state of flux. What do brands say, and what do consumers want? 060 | Beauty 2.0 Nick Gavrelis, vice president of product development at MAC, on how it stays on top of the competitive cosmetics market 070 | Sister, sister The health and wellness Hemsley duo on why clean living is easier than you think


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034 | Style him 036 | Style her 042 | Let the sun shine The ’70s are back, along with the sunshine. This month, opt for a luxe and retro look

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023 | Legends of the hall From classic favourites to what’s in vogue right now, see what was on show at Switzerland’s Baselworld, a highlight of the luxury watch and jewellery world

075 | When in Rome Onefinestay ensures you can live like a local, in total luxury

067 | Three wine men This month sees a special wine tasting in Canary Wharf, along with purchase offers and the chance to meet the beloved TV hosts

106 | Property news

BUSINESS 089 | Time for tech Michael Kors enters the smartwatch arena 091 | Business digest 094 | The great wall The creator of Chinese language learning method Chineasy on the cultural twist to her new book

076 | Travel news 078 | The great escape A trip to east Iceland offers a slower pace of life and sense of balance 082 | New York’s finest It may be the city that never sleeps, but a wave of new hotels are creating a buzz in NYC


068 | Food and drink news There’s a macaroni menu at Tom’s Kitchen, a new addition to Reuters Plaza and summer delicacies on offer at PAUL, while the CEO of LEON talks about the brand’s new Canary Wharf branch 069 | Scandi meets sushi Reviewing the menu at Sticks’n’Sushi, where Scandinavia and Japan are deliciously merged

111 | Insider knowledge A performance update on the central London development market 127 | State of the market The experts’ views on the current climate 135 | Agent focus: KALMARs Residential Sebastian Kalmar on the expanding south London property market and the ambitions of the agency 152 | In recent developments Take a look at three new-build properties that look set to turn a profit in the capital




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Contributors Richard Brown Watch and style writer, and editor of The City magazine Richard Brown shares his findings from Baselworld. Reporting from the most significant event in the luxury watch and jewellery world, his findings suggest modest case sizes are back in vogue, along with timepieces in more classic styles.

Angelina Villa-Clarke Angelina has contributed to The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and Stella magazine, among others. This month, she travels to New York, where she rounds up the best new hotel openings in the constantly changing Big Apple. In a city that never sleeps, expect innovation, excitement and luxury.

Scarlett russell Scarlett Russell is a British freelance journalist who specialises in celebrity interviews, film, TV, culture, lifestyle and travel. She has written for the Observer, Cosmopolitan, CondĂŠ Nast Traveller and more. Scarlett was entertainment editor at Grazia and staff writer at Glamour and Stylist.

Helene Sandberg Helene has been a freelance fashion photographer for the past ten years. Her list of clients includes French Sole, Dove and Feather and Bone. Helen’s passion lies in creating beautiful dreamy fashion stories, with her style of work often having a cinematic influence.

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On the cover Orlebar Brown swimwear is a must-have for chic sun-seekers. Versatility is key, and its stylish pieces transition well from beach to bar. This image from the spring summer collection makes for a perfect May cover, as thoughts turn to holidays and that perfect capsule wardrobe. Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place; A website. A mindset. A lifestyle.

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ou might not have thought it to look out the window, but spring is in full swing, and in the spirit of new beginnings, we speak to two of the acting world’s most celebrated stars as they prepare to take on their next roles. Damian Lewis, who gained international recognition after his turn as Nicholas Brody in Homeland, is about to embark on a starkly different role as a self-made billionaire playing the financial system in New York in his new drama (p.18). Clémence Poésy, meanwhile, is about to reprise her role as Elise Wassermann in Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel. The model and actress talks to us about ageing with confidence and living life on both sides of the English Channel on page 38. The prolific success of both actors is testament to the power of the TV drama – the art form that was once considered as being vastly inferior to film is now really having a moment. Also having a moment is the trend for stylish healthy eating; we speak to the pioneers of the movement, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley on page 70 about making nutrient-rich cooking accessible and why they do in fact love fat. New beginnings can mean a change in diet, they can also mean a path to personal betterment, and what better way to do this than to go about learning Chinese? ShaoLan Hsueh’s game-changing technique has inspired millions, and with the release of her new book Chineasy Everyday (p.94), it looks as though even more people are set to be enlightened about Eastern culture and language. Get all the highlights from this year’s Baselworld on page 23 and find out which watch you should be coveting right now. It’s time we made the most of spring, and with two Bank Holidays this month, there’s really no excuse not to.

Tiffany T wire bracelet, £2,650, Tiffany & Co., Cabot Square

One in a Million Business Card Holder, £31, Kate Spade,

Daphne sandals, £165, Reiss, Jubilee Place

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scandinavian style COS partnered with HAY – a fellow Scandinavian design brand that specialises in homeware – to furnish its stores in the past, and has now curated its own edit of the brand’s pieces across the themes of live, work and dine. Available to order online, the pastel shades of green and pink suit the light wood and cork textures for the spring/summer season and pieces range from the decorative candle holders and vases to the more practical coat hooks and hangers.; COS, Jubilee Place


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Canary Wharf has one of the UK’s largest public art collections and by working with, has displayed a number of works that otherwise may not have been seen by the public. Boardroom Sacrifice, one of a pair of 2012 bronze and steel sculptures by British artist Beth Cullen Kerridge – who is currently working on a project for Dubai’s new Opera House – is on loan and displayed in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden for the summer. see more of Beth Cullen Kerridge’s work at

redesigning the toothbrush Aiming to make the electric toothbrush less ugly, Bruzzoni has launched its sleek Wall Street Collection. With all the technology taken care of – 8,000rpm and 40 minutes of running time – and easy charging via a USB cable or its induction base, it’s an example of elegant form meeting functionality. A toothpaste and floss in matching black and rose gold shades are being released alongside. pre-order at

a bmw on two wheels BMW’s new series of bikes feature enlarged 28-inch wheels and new colour schemes, such as the matte black and red of the sporty Cruise M model, while the Cruise e-Bike’s electric motor is equipped with a 400Wh battery. Linked to an on-board computer display, it gives necessary pedalling assistance to achieve a maximum speed of 25km/h. from €995 (approximately £801), 14 | CANARY WHARF

birthday treats from godiva Sharing a birthday with Her Majesty the Queen this year, Godiva’s 90th anniversary collection revisits some classics from its chocolatier history. Eight creations such as the Lady Noir from Godiva’s original Maître Chocolatier and the liquid caramel Ecusson stamped with a lion – that marked Godiva’s appointment to the Royal Court of Belgium in 1968 – are joined by a new rose and raspberry ganache flavour. from £15 for nine pieces, Godiva, Jubilee Place

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new design frontiers Somerset House is hosting the brand new ArDe design fair this year, combining input from several fields including architecture, interior design, technology and public art. Aiming to push for excellence in design by stimulating collaboration and looking at how disciplines can benefit from working together, it should prove insightful for consumers and industry experts alike with interactive displays and installations. 8-12 June, tickets from £12,


Jasmin de Beyrouth candle, £35, IDEO Parfumeurs, available at Liberty

Don Papa Rum 70cl, £31.95, Don Papa,


Image: i-City, an architectural installation with QR codes at the Russian pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, Venice, Italy

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A lecturer in mathematical modelling, awardwinning writer Adam Kucharski is an expert on statistics and social behaviour. His new book moves through the history of gaming – from the favoured technique of roulette players in revolutionary Paris to the science and algorithms providing a competitive edge today. Artificial intelligence is no match at poker just yet however. The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski, £12.99, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

This tome – as always from Assouline – is a visual treat, with creations from brightly coloured bouquets to more elaborate installations reminding us that spring is here and that blooms can brighten up a space or mood. A history of floral art is also woven in with the showcase of work from Impressionist painters, botanical illustrators and contemporary artists. Flowers: Art & Bouquets by Sixtine Dubly, £55, available at ASSOULINE boutiques and

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Who knew a bar of chocolate, a jar of peanut butter and a can of coconut milk were kitchen essentials? According to this cookbook’s authors, they are part of a collection of 30 specific items that, combined with a few fresh ingredients, open up numerous meal possibilities. Follow the simple recipes and tips for swift, nofuss shopping while enjoying the indulgent food photography. out 16 May, The Kitchen Shelf by Rosie Reynolds and Eve O’Sullivan, £24.95, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015/16 season of West End shows, with this new photo-led book. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, the book celebrates Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance among other acting talent, as well as the essential backstage crew who pull everything together. Curtain Call: A Year Backstage In London Theatre by Matt Humphrey and John Schwab, £45,


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Palissy bag in Cognac, Oppermann, £395,


Luggage tags, £22, Kate Spade New York,; click and collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

Restore Hand & Body Wash, £18, The White Company, Jubilee Place


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Power player Damian Lewis is one of the great British actors of our time, with a host of acclaimed TV shows to his name. Now, he’s starring in Sky Atlantic’s Billions. Here, he talks about preparing for a role, loving New York City and the luxury of flying by private jet WORDS: BENJI WILSON and charlotte phillips

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Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod in Billions (Season 1, Episode 1). - Photo: JoJo Whilden/SHOWTIME. Copyright BILLIONS © Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved


amian Lewis is somewhat enigmatic. A well-respected British actor (he was awarded an OBE in 2014), he’s attractive, but doesn’t fall into the pretty-boy category, and he maintains a sense of easy likeability despite his often gritty roles. Lewis is playing self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod in new TV show Billions, a man conflicted by the trappings of greed and power that come with newly acquired wealth. Lewis is no stranger to portraying complex characters, you need only look at his turn as Nicholas Brody in Homeland to see how he thrives in this type of role. For Billions, Lewis worked to get to grips with all facets of Axelrod’s character, incorporating the good, the bad and the ugly. “His self-belief and confidence is appealing... and the way in which he epitomises the rise of the working man and prescribes in some way to the American dream is attractive to people. He comes from a background of fire chiefs, nurses and police, an Irish blue-collar background. And I think it’s appealing that he is married to a woman of his own background. Malin Åkerman, who plays my wife is staggeringly beautiful, but she is not a trophy wife. She’s someone that he’s known

for most of his life and she comes from the same sort of neighbourhood,” Lewis tells me. The actor is thoughtful and obviously intelligent. Educated at Eton College, he also attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and believes in researching a role thoroughly. When preparing for Billions, he started by reading around the subject. “I can recommend Investopedia to the starter investor, also Andrew

“I don’t think anyone would take my meagre sums of money into their hedge fund” Sorkin’s book, Michael Lewis’ book, and Greenblack’s book. There’s lots of literature out there.” Then, he spent time with some seriously successful “hedge fund billionaires”, looking for common psychological behavioural traits, which, he says, was “pretty enjoyable and helpful.” Naturally, playing a successful financier and reading around the subject must lead to thoughts of one’s own portfolio; but Lewis is already set up on that front and disarmingly modest.


“I have some investment and I don’t think anyone would take my meagre sums of money into their hedge fund. I have a typical layman’s portfolio which is a little bit of moderate risk, a little bit of greater risk, something put aside for my kids, the usual stuff.” Lewis has two children: a daughter, Manon, aged nine, and a son, Gulliver, aged eight, with his British actress wife Helen McCrory. Lewis and McCrory sound reassuringly normal. When we ask Lewis what he would do with Axelrod’s billions, he responds quickly, in much the same way as you or I may when asked to spend fantastical sums of money, without the jaded, blasé air that so many in his position could easily adopt. “A jet. I’ve been on a private jet only two or three times in my life and it’s one of life’s great luxuries. You arrive at a small airport that looks more like your sitting room and are offered a cappuccino, while your bag is whipped from out of your hand and then just ten minutes later you’re asked to step onto the plane and then you’re off. And it’s just totally terrific.” Should aviation purchases fail, or if there happens to be enough cash left over, there’s always the option of buying Liverpool Football Club, of which Lewis is an avid supporter. “Liverpool FC could do with a bit of help, so yeah, why not?”

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“I’ve been on a private jet only two or three times and it’s one of life’s greatest luxuries” Axelrod is a serious Metallica fan, and the band appears in the first season. Lewis admits he’s a fan, but his tastes sound somewhat eclectic. “We filmed a scene with Metallica, which was just fantastic… When I was 15, 16, a lot of my friends were walking around with Metallica and Iron Maiden jackets and I think I was doing a bit of that. But there was also a bit of Bill Haley thrown in and quite a lot of Supertramp, if I remember – which is the other end of the musical spectrum.” Perhaps the person who most appreciated Lewis’ encounters with Metallica is his son. “I met Lars Ulrich a couple of times previously,

Malin Akerman, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Paul Giamatti. Creator: Jeff Neumann. Copyright BILLIONS © Showtime Networks Inc. All rights redreserved.

Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod in Billions (Season 1, Episode 1). - Photo: JoJo Whilden/ SHOWTIME. Copyright BILLIONS © Showtime, Networks Inc. All rights reserved.

Clearly not adverse to taking risks, Lewis has made a series of intelligent choices in his career, leading to him winning both a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award. But what did he enjoy most about working on Billions? Lewis cites the cast and crew, who are “A-listers through every position and that makes it just a great, enjoyable thing to be part of.” The second highlight is working in New York. “I had doubted it was still a great city having been there a lot in the mid-’90s and knowing that it had been somewhat, tamed, shall we say, by Giuliani and Bloomberg, but it is still a great city; it’s still one of the greatest cities.” And when fans ask Lewis if he thinks Axelrod would vote for Donald Trump in the forthcoming US Presidential elections, his answer gives little away: “he might.” On a micro level, politics and political attitudes trickle down to how people approach the TV show itself. Asked if Axelrod is a villain or character to be supported, Lewis’ answer is considered and well thought-out: it needn’t be one or the other. (“That’s a simplistic view, isn’t it?”) “I think it depends on how conservative you are. A more liberal viewer enjoyed and supported Brody in Homeland and a more conservative viewer thought he was just an outright terrorist and was to be condemned. So, it sort of depends on the personal politics, with a small ‘p’, of the viewer, I think.” Among travel and politics, another interest of Lewis’ is music. Fans of Billions will know


and he was kind enough to give a pair of his drumsticks to my son, who is a drummer. So that’s pretty cool.” Lewis is perfect for the type of large-scale, internationally acclaimed shows he’s currently starring in, and he’s acutely aware that he’s lucky to be acting in a time where so much is possible. “Premium cable TV has had a golden age for the past ten to 15 years. TV sort of changed, becoming more global, less parochial, less provincial. It started to follow a film model, with film directors and writers [and actors] filming… all over the world. It suddenly just became a more global enterprise, more like film. “What they’ve been able to do – because you have 12 hours to tell a story, rather than just over two – and what they’ve done very well, is have these more complex, ambiguous characters and heroes who are flawed and anti-heroes who you

want to like. I think both Bobby [Axelrod] and Chuck, who is Paul Giamatti’s character, occupy that territory.” Along with changes to the industry have come changes among viewers in terms of how we choose, consume and access our content. Lewis is happy with the current status quo, and optimistic about the future of the television medium. “It’s a great time to be working in TV. Its ambition and what it wanted to achieve has changed. If the younger generation aren’t reading novels any more, they’re watching 60 hours or five seasons of one of these types of dramas.” “It’s very exciting to be working in it. I feel very lucky that I just came of age, as an actor, at a time when there was this sort of tectonic shift between film and TV. It’s great fun.” US drama Billions premieres on Sky Atlantic on 12 May




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It’s the watch and jewellery world’s equivalent to the Geneva Motor Show – only more important. Each spring, Baselworld places some of the largest luxury brands under one almighty roof, offering a fascinating insight into the state of an intriguing industry

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Classic styling and modest case sizes were back in vogue as smart-watch chit-chat fell mostly silent

“The brand’s wristwear is inspired by instruments found in cockpits”

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Aero GT, Bell & Ross Supercar-super-watch tie-ins are nothing new. See Hublot’s LaFerrari and Parmigiani Fleurier’s Bugatti Super Sport. But Bell & Ross has gone one better. The French-Swiss watch brand famous for its square-faced timepieces has designed a supercar. Upholding its aeronautic roots – the brand’s wristwear is inspired by instruments found in cockpits – the Aero GT takes its design cues from a fighter jet. Thanks to a 4.2-litre, V8 engine, the company says the car will do 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and top out at 314 km/h. Unfortunately it remains a concept. Thankfully, the brand also remembered to launch some watches. The BR 03-94 Aero GT chronograph and time-only BR 03-92 Aero GT are both square, skeletonised affairs. Sporty sidekicks to a supercar to salivate over. BR 03-94 Aero GT, £6,300, BR 03-92 Aero, £3,950, Watches of Switzerland, Canada Place



Big Bang MECA-10, Hublot Hidden among the customary sports star ambassadors wheeled out by Hublot – Alan Shearer included, bemusingly – was a watch almost lost amid timepieces the brand was more eager to shout about. Strange, given that the Big Bang MECA-10 presents something we’ve never seen before – a power reserve indicator in the form of a rack-slide at 12 o’clock. The skeletonised Meca-10 was designed to look as if it’s been partassembled from Meccano. A brand new movement offers a 10-day power reserve that can be tracked via a jumping indicator at six o’clock, in addition to the sliding saw-like component at 12. Like it or loathe it, the watch deserved more airtime than a weird and overchoreographed Q&A with a former Newcastle United striker. £15,000 titanium, £16,600 ‘all black’ version, Watches of Switzerland, Canada Place

Superocean Héritage Chronoworks, Breitling Mercedes has AMG; Breitling has Chronoworks. Just like the German car manufacturer’s engine-tuning division, the Swiss watchmakers’ new department was established to improve performance. Chronoworks’ initial project was the Breitling Caliber 01, the brand’s first in-house-produced movement. By employing lighter materials (silicon), reducing friction (through ceramic) and equipping the movement with a slimmer and longer spring, Breitling has increased the calibre’s power reserve from 70 to 100 hours: a gain of 45 per cent. The first model to house the new Breitling 01 Chronoworks movement is an appropriately souped-up, all-black version of the Superocean Héritage, which sports a matte ceramic case, a transparent caseback and a superb new woven rubber strap. Only 100 will be made. We want one, badly. £30,410, Goldsmiths, Canada Place

Best of the Rest Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, Blancpain Launched in the late 1950s, the Blancpain Bathyscaphe has come to define the archetypal diver’s watch. For the first time the three-hand version appears in a ‘plasma gray’ ceramic case. The rest of the design remains unchanged. Well, if it ain’t broke... £8,930, Watches of Switzerland, Canada Place

Heritage Railroad, Longines Brands across the board were looking towards their archives for modern-day inspiration. Nowhere was a vintage timepiece more gracefully reimagined than at Longines, which presented the rebirth of its Railroad watch. The 2016 version remains resolutely faithful to its 1960s predecessor, save for the introduction of an updated movement. £1,170, Goldsmiths, Canada Place

Phanero, MeisterSinger In addition to more restrained styling, Baselworld 2016 was awash with smaller sized cases. One of the most miniature came from single-hand specialists MeisterSinger, whose new Phanero range is just 35mm in diameter. Once on the wrist, the tiny timepiece makes a statement belying its puny proportions. £1,295,

The Carl Brashear Limited Edition, Oris In commemoration of Carl Brashear, the US Navy’s first African-American diver, Oris has presented its first bronze watch. Based on last year’s hugely popular Divers Sixty-Five, the 42mm automatic timepiece is a thing of real retro beauty, likely to only get better as it patinates with time. £1,900,


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Cosmograph Daytona with Cerachrom bezel, Rolex Rolex, the world’s most accurate mechanical watch mass-producer, is now more accurate than ever. As of 2016, the brand has announced that its Superlative Chronometer Certification will apply to its entire production line, guaranteeing that every single timepiece that leaves Rolex HQ will lose or gain no more than two seconds per day. No other watchmaker can make such a promise. Watches are status symbols and nothing says ‘boss’ quite like a Rolex Daytona. Stainless steel models currently command waiting lists that stretch to up to five years and

the latest Cerachrom bezel model looks set to do the same. So, what’s new? Materials, mainly. The watch remains 40mm in diameter and continues to be powered by Rolex’s Caliber 4130. It’s the bezel, made from Rolex-modified ceramic, which will excite Daytona devotees, harking back, as it does, to the black plexiglass-bezel of the original 1965 model. Cerachrom is corrosion resistant, virtually scratch-proof and impervious to UV rays, meaning that it will keep its colour however long you leave it in the sun. In a trade fair noticeably bereft of headline-grabbing stunners, this piece shimmered in the limelight. £8,250, David M Robinson, Jubilee Place

Presage 60th Anniversary, Seiko Seiko practically owns the quartz watch scene. So much so that it’s easy to forget that the Japanese giant’s electronic empire was built on deep-rooted mechanical foundations. Seiko made its first mechanical watch in 1913. In 1968, it created Japan’s first ‘hi-beat’ timepiece and became the first brand to put a vertical clutch and column wheel system into an automatic chronograph. In 2014, Seiko’s Hi-Beat 36000 GMT was named the best watch under £6,000 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – an awards ceremony more colloquially known as the Oscars of the watch world. This year, Seiko announced the global roll out of the Presage 60th Anniversary Automatic Limited Edition Chronograph (previously only available in Japan). The extremely stylish timepiece is 42mm in diameter and waterresistant to ten bar. Two editions are available: 1,000 pieces with a black lacquer dial; 1,000 pieces with a white enamel dial. We fell for the black. £1,950,

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Type XXI 3817, Breguet Paying homage to its aviation history – three generations after Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillion, his great-greatgrandson, Louis Charles Breguet was inventing some of the earliest aircrafts – Breguet launches the Type XXI 3817 chronograph. A retro-style slate dial is framed by a fluted 42mm steel case, which is waterresistant to 100 metres. A flyback function is provided by a mechanical self-winding movement that can be viewed through a sapphire crystal caseback – a first in the history of the Type XX collection. £9,900, Watches of Switzerland, Canada Place

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

“Water-resistant to six bar, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Le Petit Prince’ has all the qualities typically found in a high-performance timepiece: precision, functionality and reliability.” Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Le Petit Prince’, £3,890, IWC. Available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf

Best of the Rest 5170R, Patek Philippe King of the elegant dress watch, Patek Philippe presents the 5170 chronograph in rose gold. Classic looks are complemented by a manuallywound movement and a square-scale black alligator leather strap. It’s water resistant to 30 metres, though this is a watch clearly more suited to a black tie event than the beach. £53,320, David M Robinson, Jubilee Place

The Canfield Chrono, Shinola Everything that five-year-old Shinola manufactures – from pet toys to bicycles – is geared around quality. The Cranfield is the company’s first chronograph and might just be the best-looking Shinola watch yet. All-American design on the outside hides a Swiss-quality quartz movement within. £855,

I.N.O.X. Professional Diver, Victorinox Designed with the company’s Swiss Army knives in mind, Victorinox’s I.N.O.X. timepieces are tool-watches intended to last. Factory tests include running over watches with a 64-tonne truck. The latest Professional Diver version has been updated with a unidirectional rotating bezel. Watches don’t come more hard-wearing than this. £449,

El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Cars, Zenith Zenith’s El Primero 36’000 VpH now comes with a new tri-colour grey dial, complete with ‘brushed engine’ pattern. Just as attention-grabbing is the Classic Cars’ super stylish perforated brown calfskin leather strap. Now we just need a car cool enough to match. £5,100, Watches of Switzerland, Canada Place



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The brightest jewels that shone through the halls of Baselworld

My Precious Time, Harry Winston

High Time Baselworld demonstrates that watchmaking and jewellery design do not have to be considered two separate disciplines. Graff captured our attention once again with the release of The Princess Butterfly timepiece. The delicate, winged creature has been sculpted in blue sapphire pavé with tapered baguette-cut sapphires on the edges, along with brilliant-round diamonds to mark the centre. Despite being unapologetically ostentatious, there is more to this piece than meets the eye. Capturing the insect’s metamorphic nature, the high jewellery bracelet transforms into a timepiece through a mechanism that, when pressed, causes the wings to fly apart, revealing a hidden watch. This year, Chanel allowed women access to the rarefied and exclusive world of high watchmaking complications with the launch of its first Première Flying Joy de Lumière Ricochet Tourbillon for ladies. Alternatively, timepiece, Boucheron true watch enthusiasts will prefer

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the skeleton version, limited to just 12 pieces. The timepieces are the result of a masterful collaboration between Chanel and Swiss watch mechanism-maker, Renaud & Papi. For those who still prefer all-out decadence, the house unveiled three new high jewellery secret watches, the most impressive of which was the Signature Grenat featuring a 39.9-carat cushion-cut garnet. Finally, American jeweller Harry Winston got our vote with its My Precious Time – an apt name to convey the Art Deco white gold diamond brooch-cum-timepiece, based on the historic gentleman’s pocket watch.

Imperiale Joaillerie watch, Chopard

Signature Grenat secret watch, Chanel



Fashion for Jewels

Chalcedony pendant, Venyx World

Margarita ring in yellow gold, Carrera y Carrera

Season’s greetings The use of floral motifs in the world of fine jewellery is historic. From Chanel to Dior, the flower has become a signature symbol for many jewellery houses. Spanish jeweller Carrera y Carrera looked to the legendary story of the garden of the four seasons to create its latest collection, El Retiro. Divided into four sections, spring is represented in blossoming floral pieces in warm pastel shades, comprising pink sapphires, chrysolites and orange sapphires. In stark contrast, the iciness of winter is conveyed in the geometric Iceberg ring, featuring a dramatic blue topaz offset with diamonds. Also looking to the past was Greek designer Nikos Koulis whose collection Eden recalls the Art Deco jewellery designs of the 1920s, as well as referencing the Garden of Eden. With time being a natural preoccupation at Baselworld, it is unsurprising that watchmakers are similarly influenced by the changing seasons when it comes to their designs. Folli Follie paid tribute to its recognisable floral motif through this year’s twist on the brand’s staple Santorini Flower watch collection. The versatile new design enables you to change up your watch strap to another colour or a ceramic bracelet. Graff also unveiled its Snowfall timepiece. The ordered scattering of 278 diamonds in an intricate lattice design reflects the falling of snowflakes.

The interplay between jewellery, art and fashion has increased dramatically over the last century. For instance, this year’s Basel saw the exciting collaboration between Georg Jensen and the now late Zaha Hadid. Located in Hall Two, the impressive installation designed by the architect for the show housed the eight-piece capsule collection. Each piece masterfully reflects Hadid’s ground-breaking designs, fusing her signature sculptural forms and fluid outlines with Jensen’s minimalist aesthetic. Flying the flag for Greece, Michael Pelamidis similarly looks to the world of architecture, as well as organic forms, for inspiration. The dramatic Transgenic ring explores the duality of nature, featuring a rare bi-colour quartz stone, while the Manta cuff is made from real shagreen, immortalising the stingray in jewellery form. Hermès partnered with a number of artists this year to create its timepieces. For the Slim d’Hermès Koma Kurabe, the traditional Japanese art of Aka-e painting was combined with the French porcelain industry for the first time in watchmaking history. The exquisite dial, which honours the ancient Japanese horse race, was the work of Buzan Fukushima. Highlighting the relationship between jewellery and fashion, Dior unveiled new versions of its Dior VIII Grande Bal in colours to match the most recent fashion show. Over at Harry Winston, the house took this one step further with its New York Companion. Based on the bejewelled evening bags of the 1930s, the clutch has a hidden timepiece in the clasp so busy women never miss a New York minute. Meanwhile, both Mikimoto and Yoko London demonstrated the relevance of pearls in contemporary jewellery with their trend-led designs. Double ring, Zaha Hadid collection for Georg Jensen

Iceberg ring, Carrera y Carrera

Margarita mini earrings with olivines and diamonds, Carrera y Carrera

Eden bracelet, Nikos Koulis Pearl and diamond earrings & bracelet, Novus collection, both Yoko London

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Pearl ring, Yoko London


Lunaria bracelet, Marco Bicego

Graff similarly reached for the stars with its new Celestial timepiece, incorporating a galaxy’s worth of sparkling fancy-shaped diamonds Above: Calypso diamond necklace, Messika Joaillerie

SHINE BRIGHT Diamonds continued to reign supreme at Baselworld. In just ten years, Messika Joaillerie has become synonymous with modern and cutting-edge diamond jewellery. The brand’s new cosmic-inspired high jewellery range comprises six suites named after mythological goddesses. One couldn’t help but be enticed by the Calypso open choker comprising 264 graduating pear-cut diamonds, or be drawn to the radiating power of the Solena Maya necklace. Encompassing 185 emerald, triangular and pear-cut diamonds that have been aligned into the shape of a pyramid, it is a fitting tribute to the Sun God. Graff similarly reached for the stars with its new Celestial timepiece, incorporating a galaxy’s worth of sparkling fancyshaped diamonds, with individual stones illuminated by a pavé diamond halo. Forty years on from when Chopard first released its Happy Diamonds collection and the Swiss jeweller is still delighting us to this day, bringing out new versions of this classic model every year. Proving that size does sometimes matter, the romantic Happy Dreams collection includes larger stones for the first time. Sybarite proved it deserved its place in the Basel hall of fame (this is the British jeweller’s first year presenting) with its masterful jewels on display in Hall Two. Among the whimsical pieces on display, our personal favourites were the enchanting Jack-in-the-Box pendant and the true-to-life, spinning MerryGo-Round ring.

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Lunara ring, Marco Bicego

Merry-Go-Round ring, Sybarite

Jack-in-theBox pendant, Sybarite

Ballerina ring, Sybarite

Boule earrings with Icy diamonds, De Grisogono


{BASELWORLD 2016} Cerastes bracelet, Jacob & Co.

Manak ruby ring 18-carat rose gold with diamonds, Amrapali

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Pearl & diamond necklace with opals, Yoko London

Mosaic multi-coloured pendant, Fabergé

Ruby earrings, Etho Maria

Charmeuse ruby ring, Fabergé

Boule earrings with pink sapphires in rose gold, De Grisogono

true colours The trend for coloured gemstones sees no sign of slowing down, as illustrated at Baselworld. Green continues to be popular, whether in the traditional vivid emerald hue as demonstrated at Amrapali, Jacob & Co., and Graff, or a light spring green hue (which has been selected as one of this year’s Pantone colours) reflected in Paraiba tourmalines, peridots and opals. Rubies are clearly having a moment too. Indian jeweller Amrapali released its new Manak designs set with white diamonds and Mozambique rubies that have been entirely untreated, hence their captivating pinkred shade. Speaking to head designer Tarang Arora, he remarked how the rapid depletion in untreated rubies has meant that the market for them has skyrocketed. Fabergé has a long history of using the world’s finest coloured gemstones as well as enamelling to create its works of art. The new mosaic pendant illustrates this perfectly. The house’s invisible gem-setting technique first pioneered in the early 20th century uses singlefaceted gemstones that are perfectly calibrated to ensure the overall design is flawless. Both Amrapali and Chanel also highlighted the industry’s renewed interest in garnets. Finally, ‘king of colour’ Fawaz Gruosi, founder of Swiss jewellery house De Grisogono, lit up his Basel stand with a medley of shades, including the new Boule pieces in rose gold and pink sapphires, or in pink sapphires and amber resin dropped in hot and cold water to achieve its hazy effect.

The animal motif has preyed upon the minds of fine jewellers for centuries. This year marks the Chinese year of the monkey and jewellers therefore let their imaginations run wild with their simian-themed jewels at Baselworld. Well-known for his playful creations, Italian jeweller Roberto Coin delighted us with his ‘cheeky’ take on the Chinese zodiac sign, presenting it in precious form in 18-carat rose gold and diamonds. The serpent has charmed its way into high jewellery collections for years, but the brand that is truly defined by this enigmatic reptile is Bulgari. The house’s timeless symbol was reincarnated in a new high jewellery timepiece collection, Serpenti Incantati. The snake coils itself around the case of a round watch for the first time, conveying the creature’s supple grace, and arrives in two versions: a rubellite-set with a pink gold case or a white gold diamondset (either with a satin strap or a matching bracelet). Another jeweller famed for its reptilian heritage is Boucheron, which unleashed a new rose gold version of its classic Serpent Bohème collection, along with adding other creations to its existing ark-worthy menagerie. These include the enchanting Nuri Cockatoo pendant earrings featuring an array of coloured gemstones and the Pégase high jewellery timepiece. Over at Jacob & Co., which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, the serpent reared its head once again in the Cerastes bracelet. The bejewelled interpretation in lightweight aluminium and snakeskin seductively wraps itself around the wearer’s arm, empowering her with its flashing Marquise-cut ruby eyes. The underwater world was also not forgotten about; Greek jeweller Eugenie Niarchos, who presented her brand Venyx World for the first time at the show, added new pieces to Pond ring, her Oseanyx range. Maria Kovadi Meanwhile, slightly less exotic but nonetheless magical, Maria Kovadi proved she was a big fish with her fairy-tale-inspired Pond pieces.

Gecko earrings, Carrera y Carrera Nuri, the Cockatoo pendant earrings, Boucheron

Lizard ring, Roberto Coin

Serpenti Incantati high jewellery timepiece, Bulgari


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ith every new release, Burberry makes headlines. This has been thanks to its roster of high-profile campaign stars, innovative use of social media and its beautifully shot short films. Burberry has now employed the talents of the legendary Steve McQueen to launch its new fragrance for men – Mr. Burberry. The director’s first ever commercial, the film tells the story of a couple’s risqué weekend in the city and stars British actor Josh Whitehouse and model and actress Amber Anderson.

In typical Burberry style, the brand is once again breaking new ground by being the first luxury brand to have a dedicated channel on Snapchat – where users can access a wealth of style and fragrance content, including tailoring and grooming tips. It’s evident that Burberry’s campaigns are getting better and better; the next is rumoured to feature Downton Abbey and War and Peace star Lily James, so watch this space. Burberry,

boys’ Toys The jewellers and silversmiths of Deakin & Francis – now run by seventh generation brothers James and Henry Deakin – have been manufacturing since 1786, and cufflinks are somewhat of a speciality. Milled from individual pieces of metal, the pieces in the new Fundamentals collection have been precision-engineered to incorporate laser detailing and moving parts, while finishes include rose gold, black rhodium and white ruthenium. Alongside the toy-like helicopter, car and dice pieces, the Mechanicals category pushes the boundaries of detail to include tiny working cogs, gears and spinning blades. from £85,

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team gb Thomas Pink, Official Team GB Licensee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has launched its Team GB Made by Pink collection in support of the Brits competing at the games. Socks sport the Team GB lion logo while the Tomkins print shirt features illustrated icons representing different sports. Jonathan Heilbron, president and chief executive of Thomas Pink, says “We’re a patriotic brand with a sporting passion, so it’s a privilege to create a collection that celebrates and supports home-grown talent on a global scale.” Thomas Pink, Cabot Place

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Stockholm-based Acne Studios has launched its 2016 eyewear collection, with its original Frame style at the centre. Now featuring updated metal detailing, Frame joins an oversized version of itself, named Library, and two completely new styles, Indy and Charge. The acetate frame of the Indy style comes in classic black and turtle shades, while Charge has a thinner frame and comes with additional contrasting colour options – a pink frame with grey lenses, or light beige with green. Both are teardrop shaped and feature Acne Studio’s signature metal rivets. from £230,

hello sailor A long-standing partner of the America’s Cup yacht race, Louis Vuitton celebrates its 33rd year of involvement with a lifestyle collection, on sale in time for the first event taking place in New York this month. The pieces include shoes and a mixture of swimwear and clothing, while the brand’s long-standing love of travel sees practical accessories such as a toiletries pouch, document organiser and suitcase sit alongside. The colour palette is dominated by red, white and navy blue, while the Victory Boat print features technical drawings of previous winning yachts.

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flex your design muscles Following a monthly competition that allowed users to submit bespoke swim short designs – in the hope of winning the opportunity to have their design made into a reality – Orlebar Brown has decided to open up the service to all of its paying customers. The #SnapShorts app means users can design their own photographic print shorts in any size of the Bulldog, Setter or Dane styles. Simply upload a photo to the app, re-sized and positioned as necessary, submit, and receive your unique custom-made shorts three weeks later. £395, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place; download #SNAPSHORTS app from the App Store or Google Play Store

It probably isn’t a colour you’re lacking completely in your wardrobe, but this simple shade made its mark at the S/S16 shows, proving it doesn’t have to be restricted to tailoring. Still neutral – but less heavy than black for summer – layer dark to light shades and play with textures.

Habit cotton crew-neck T-shirt, £35, Reiss, Jubilee Place

british humour Fine fabrics from Italian silk to textured Saffiano leather are given a typical British twist in Simon Carter’s S/S16 collection, where a range of quirky prints brighten up classic silhouettes. Shirts are adorned with minibeasts and tropical fish, and can be paired with the casual chinos in pastel tones for light-hearted weekend wear. The brand has also collaborated with Rad Russell for a second season, putting its stamp on classic shoe styles such as the Chelsea boot with two-tone soles and bright laces.

Wool Ultra-Light Jacket, £245, Jaeger, Cabot Place

Newspaper Bag, £2,050, Delvaux, 36 New Bond Street, W1S

1971 Dan suede sneakers, £135, Reiss, Jubilee Place


posing poolside Just in time for summer holidays, L’Agent by L’Agent Provocateur has launched its first full swimwear collection. The diffusion line is codesigned by Penélope and Mónica Cruz and – inspired by sunny Miami, California and Las Vegas – the pieces are destined for pool parties rather than laps around your local. Bright tropical prints and flashes of metallic meet sportier styles such as the Agata bandeau bikini, while cut-out styles accentuate waists and hips. from £40,

Allecra swimsuit, £110



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This nonchalant look was spotted in varying guises at the S/S16 shows; from the bright rainbow stripes at Salvatore Ferragamo and bohemian frills at Temperley London – perfect for beach days – to the body-hugging all-white number at Prabal Gurung, this is the subtle but sexy way to bare a little skin this summer.

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a fresh take on a classic As part of its mentoring programme and commitment to fostering new talent in the industry, Salvatore Ferragamo has partnered with bag designer Sara Battaglia to launch a colourful leather goods collection this May. As well as accessories such as a wallet and key chain, there are four key handbag designs. The colourful stripes take inspiration from one of Ferragamo’s iconic shoe designs – the 1938 Rainbow Wedge created for Judy Garland – while the mixing of materials and the addition of tassels, one of Battaglia’s trademarks, also add a playful spirit to the collection. from £1,200,

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Champagne and grey sunglasses, £439, Maison Margiela at Hervia, Notting Hill bag in Cherry, £499, Esin Akan,

Original Botanical Print Bomber, £240, Hunter,

Sheer panelled sleeve top, £69, COS, Jubilee Place

Matylda sandal in Nude, £85, Dune, Cabot Place

be fashionably late The fusion of fashion and wearable technology sees no sign of abating as the Apple Watch Hermès launches four new colourways. Now available in orange, green, white and dark blue, the straps can be bought separately for the first time in the single tour and wraparound double tour styles. With the straps each handmade in France and buckles mimicking those of a horse’s girth, Hermès’ artisan and equestrian heritage is combined with Apple’s digital reinterpretation of a classic Hermès watch face. from £270,;

the complete boss wardrobe If you could go to just one brand for all the essentials this season, it would have to be BOSS. Jason Wu continues to head up womenswear for the label and the new pre-fall collection focuses on classics like the A-line skirt and slip dress, while blurring the boundaries between business and leisure wear. Smart tailoring is combined with sportswearlike technical details such as graphic stripes and metallic fastenings while a separate capsule collection focuses on leather accessories – united by gold block hardware. All in black, they may look simple but craftsmanship is taken seriously, with all of the pieces – from the Chelsea and riding boot styles to the Munich chain-strap bag – made in Italy. BOSS, Cabot Place

“The ornate serpent is twisted into rings, earrings, a bracelet and a pendant”

serpentine splendour Cadenzza has partnered with flamboyant Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli to launch an exclusive jewellery collection. Cavalli, whose bold designs have previously featured exotic prints and animal motifs, brings this adventurous spirit to the collection, which is centred around a serpent design. There are eight pieces in total that come in two colour variations and the ornate serpent is twisted into rings, earrings, a bracelet and a pendant, and decorated with faceted crystals to best catch the light. Receive an exclusive silk scarf by Roberto Cavalli when you buy any Cavalli piece, valid in store only, while stocks last; Cadenzza, Jubilee Place



vision Actress and model ClĂŠmence PoĂŠsy talks gun-shooting, ageing with confidence and how she longs for someone to offer her comedy Words: Scarlett Russell



lémence Poésy has been a regular magazine fixture for decades, whether in glossy adverts for French designer fragrance Chloé, or papped in her everyday coveted style of ‘Parisian chic meets Dalston hipster’. Notably, she played Fleur Delacour in three of the Harry Potter films, Chloe in In Bruges, Rana in 127 Hours and Eva Coupeau in Gossip Girl. Now, she’s focused on series two of Sky Atlantic police thriller, The Tunnel. Poésy stars as French detective Elise Wassermann who once again, teams up with English cop partner Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) to uncover a series of gruesome crimes and a plane crash in the English Channel and Channel Tunnel. It’s been hailed as the French version of The Bridge, a label Poésy is keen to shake off. There are certainly comparisons – both are gripping, emotionally charged and feature a socially awkward and promiscuous but brilliant female detective – but Poésy says this is where the similarities end and the show forms its own complex identity. With blonde hair tied into a messy bun, clad in a long red skirt and black faux fur Topshop jacket, she speaks softly, carefully considering each answer and stopping at one point to daintily apply lip balm. She reflects on her expansive career, what’s next for her, why she hates watching herself back, and should we really Brexit?

You seem to favour these gritty characters. Have you ever considered a lighter project? I would love to do comedy. No one ever asks me to be in comedy. I shot a comedy earlier this year and I’m still the most serious person in it, certainly not the one delivering the funniest lines. I want to take on roles that are a bit lighter. It’s about finding the right project. Have you ever been tempted to write or direct? I co-write here and there, but on very small projects. It’s quite a different experience for me, so hopefully I will see if I’m any good at it. The beauty of being an actor means you work with so many directors and you can see how they approach storytelling – they all have to deal with the same elements but have different methods. That’s changed quite a bit of the way I am on set; I used to be more oblivious but now I’m more interested in the way someone is choosing to tell something. What research did you do before playing Elise again? Well, before shooting the first series I watched all of The Wire, and this time I watched Fargo. I also talked to police officers in Paris, one of whom took me gun-shooting, which turned out to be one of the scariest experience I’ve ever had. We went to this ranch in the French suburbs, it was

This image: Clémence Poésy in The Tunnel: Sabotage, Tuesdays 9pm Sky Atlantic. Catch up on Sky Box Sets. ©Colin Hutton/Sky Left: Dennis Pauls for Women series

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really isolated and eerie. Most people in the club weren’t even police officers; I don’t know who they were. Wow, how did it feel firing a gun? Terrifying. Not my thing! But talking to police officers was interesting. They mainly talked about all the paperwork you have to do and how it’s nothing like as action-packed as it is on television. Was there any of Saga Norén (protagonist in The Bridge) that you incorporated into Elise? I still haven’t seen any of The Bridge. I deliberately didn’t watch it, Dominik [Moll, The Tunnel’s director] was also keen for me not to watch it, so that I wouldn’t make decisions influenced on her. I wanted to make her mine. I do want to see it, though.

“There’s definitely confidence that comes with getting older and being able to take more control over your choices” Do you ever watch yourself back on film and TV? I used to, but I find that very difficult now. I try to not be too self-conscious about what I look like, but until I know whether or not there will be a third series of The Tunnel, it’s nice not to see anything so I don’t start fixing things that don’t need to be fixed and so I don’t get vain about it. But you’re a model, too; surely you’re comfortable with looking at yourself? Oh, that’s OK, because they Photoshop everything! It looks like someone completely different [when I see myself in a magazine]. Modelling is just another way to tell stories. Do you feel very different in your 30s to how you did in your 20s? There’s definitely confidence that comes with getting older and being able to take more control over your choices. There are some actresses who, even from their early 20s, seem utterly confident in what they want to do and I’m in complete awe of them. I never had a clear idea of what I wanted to do, but I was always curious. I tried a few things to see whether I liked it or not. I said no to things people thought I should do and maybe I should have done.

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My 20s were really fun but being in my 30s is pretty nice. I’m stronger than I was throughout my 20s, but not yet reaching mid-life crisis! You live both in London and Paris, is that strange with the uncertainty around the future of Britain and the EU? It’s very weird. It’s such a weird time for Europe in general. I’m slightly terrified. I’m certainly going to live in London until I’m kicked out! Which I might be. Who knows? How do you spend off-duty time in London? I love going to museums, though I don’t go as often as I used to. But the Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern are wonderful. I like green spaces, too. In Paris it feels everywhere you go needs a purpose, whereas in London you can just stay in a park and drink coffee. On a rare sunny day, that is. There’s a café in Victoria Park I love to go to for breakfast. Have you adopted any British traits? I love fish and chips! Especially when you film in Kent for six months. I love Radio Six, does that count as becoming an Anglophile? The Tunnel: Sabotage is currently on Tuesdays, 9pm on Sky Atlantic. You can catch up on both series via Sky Box Sets.

This image: Dennis Pauls for Women series Left: Clémence Poésy in The Tunnel: Sabotage, Tuesdays 9pm Sky Atlantic. Catch up on Sky Box Sets. ©Colin Hutton/Sky


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SUN SHINE It’s time to dust off those flares and suede miniskirts. As fashion comes full circle, S/S16 is all about a retro ’70s vibe, made modern with luxurious fabrics, soft tones and plenty of gold hardware PHOTOGRAPHER: HELENE SANDBERG STYLIST: KAREN MUNNIS

Dress, £2,950, Jitrois, 6F Sloane Street



LEFT: Top, £322, and trousers, £644, both Danielle Romeril, Bracelets, £119 each, Diane Von Furstenberg, Diane Von Furstenberg Flagship store, Bruton Street THIS PAGE: Bathing suit worn as top, £330, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Trousers, £150, vintage at Found and Vision, Shoes, £468, Darmaki,,

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LEFT: Jacket, £950 and trousers, £240, both BOSS, Cabot Place, Tank top, £70, vintage Missoni, Found and Vision, as before THIS PAGE: Shirt, £385, Red Valentino, Skirt, £522, Frame Denim, HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Oscar Alexander at ERA using Burberry Beauty and H2D PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Jake Newell FASHION ASSISTANT: Christiana Perdiou MODEL: Kat Poly from Supa Models Shot at The London EDITION Hotel

Fashion gone rogue

British label Burberry puts the future of seasonal fashion shows up for debate, as it announces a move to align its runway schedule with the retail expectations of demanding, social media-savvy consumers WORDS: Melissa emerson

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ashion appears to be having an existential crisis after an announcement by Burberry in February that it is changing the format of its runway and retail calendar. This sparked an industry-wide debate on the plausibility of the current model, which sees seasonal collections presented four to six months before they actually drop in stores. Burberry plans to reduce the number of its shows from four to two and each show will be a mix of more ‘seasonless’ menswear and womenswear. Collections would then be launched immediately online and in stores, alongside new digital and print campaigns. Following the announcement, high-profile fashion labels like Gucci and Prada and fashion bodies like the British Fashion Council (BFC) and the Council of Fashion

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Designers of America (CFDA) have weighed in, the latter going so far as to commission a report from The Boston Consulting Group on the future of New York Fashion Week. However it remains to be seen whether this more consumer-centric model – giving today’s digital and social media-savvy shoppers the kind of immediate access to the clothes that they are accustomed to having to the coverage of the shows – will work, or whether differing opinions and a divided system will ultimately cause confusion. It might seem controversial but if Burberry’s history is anything to go on, it has been headed this way for some time. It was the first big brand to live stream a show online and in 3D to custom venues in 2010, and foreshadowing this year’s decision, consumers could also buy select pieces,


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albeit for a limited 72-hour period. In October 2015, it also became the first to shoot and publish an advertising campaign (for Spring/ Summer 2016) live as it happened on Snapchat. Digital innovation is becoming somewhat of a hallmark for the company, so adapting the runway calendar that was designed in a preinternet era, to fit modern consumers’ habits seems to be a natural move, as Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative and CEO concurs. “From live streams and ordering straight from the runway to live social media campaigns, this is the latest step in a creative process that will continue to evolve.

The changes we are making will allow us to build a closer connection between the experience that we create with our runway shows and the moment when people can physically explore the collections for themselves. Our shows have been evolving to close this gap for some time.” Thanks to the internet and social media, shows are no longer the reserve of the press and industry insiders, and consumers being far more involved is now inevitable. “Since the floodgates of social media have opened up the world of the catwalks to an enthusiastic public there is no going back and a shift to see-now-buy-now consumerfacing shows certainly makes sense for some brands and designers – particularly those with a) their own stores and b) a celebrity-focused identity,” says head of fashion at Stylus, Emily Gordon-Smith. The CFDA’s report into the future of New York Fashion Week also acknowledged the phenomena. Burberry S/S16 “Technology and social media have rewired the fashion system as everyone knows it,” the report claims, resulting in what it calls a “decreased perception of newness” and “accelerated fatigue of trends and designs.” By the time designer collections hit stores, the market has already been saturated with high-street copycats, putting pressure on the fullprice sales of designer goods and also on the brands to be increasingly focused on the in-between pre-spring and prefall collections. Global customers are not necessarily even making such seasonal distinctions in their shopping,

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so Burberry will refer to its simplified two new shows as ‘February’ and ‘September’, and as a large company – revenue in the year to 2015 was posted as £2.523bn – it has the resources to shift its production schedule and gain a competitive advantage by beating the high-street copycats and other high-end labels to the shop floor. And for all the upheaval, the brand is winning some praise for its efforts. Paul Smith S/S16 “Burberry is a truly innovative brand and this strategic move shows brilliant leadership from Christopher Bailey and his team in driving this agenda forward. A number of British brands will move to a similar model over the next few seasons,” suggested Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, but one British designer isn’t convinced. “The future for Paul Smith is more of the same. Something I’ve always prided myself on is consistency, which is very difficult to maintain when the trend is moving towards constant change and upheaval. I’ll continue to keep my head down, keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully people will keep liking it. I’m not one for revolution,” said Sir Paul Smith. Meanwhile, some other fashion houses that reject full-scale change are still making small concessions. Prada made its Pionnière and Cahier bags – as seen in the A/W16 show – immediately available in selected stores while Michael Kors made a similar move, launching a ‘Ready-to-Wear, Ready to Go’ capsule collection of looks, shoes and handbags directly after the show. “Our customer doesn’t think in terms of seasons, she


just thinks about what works for her life and what she’s in love with. I thought it would be a great idea to give her the opportunity to sprinkle some key items from the runway into her current wardrobe,” Michael Kors explained. Gucci on the other hand will persist in making customers wait six months before the show’s collections hit stores, but Gordon-Smith of Stylus sees the logic. “The idea has proved unpopular with Paris and Milan’s most established luxury Michael Kors houses who believe the shift will Collection A/W16 remove the aspirational dream from the buying process.” This aside, at The New York Times

“Our customer just thinks about what works for her life” luxury conference in April 2016, Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri did announce the merging of its men’s and women’s shows. “Maintaining two separate, disconnected calendars has been a result of tradition rather than practicality,” he concluded. It was clearly another surprise twist to this debate. “It would be one thing if it all changed at once, but everyone’s going off in different directions. It’s like the wild, wild West,” commented Julie Gilhart, fashion consultant and former fashion director of Barneys New York, speaking to The New Paul Smith York Times. Gucci’s decision also S/S16 raises further questions, such as on the impact the changes will have on menswear. With heavyweights like Burberry and itself scrapping separate shows, the fear is that specialised menswear events such as London Collections: Men could take a hit. Burberry made it clear in a statement that it will work with event organisers on new ways to maintain a presence but the long-term impact, as with all of these disparate changes, is difficult to measure and only time will tell.

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Head down to Canary Wharf’s Summer Fashion Weekend on the 27th, 28th and 29th May and create the ultimate summer capsule wardrobe with fabulous offers exclusive to Canary Wharf The Archimedes Cherry Blossom Sunglasses, £98, Bailey Nelson, Jubilee Place


et the best of the summer fashion at Canary Wharf’s Summer Fashion Event. Don’t miss out on the exclusive discounts that retailers have to offer during this three day May event. Get set for sunnier weather by shopping the biggest summer trends; vibrant colours, exciting prints and ultimate statement accessories.

Francesca hat, £25, Dune, Cabot Place

Blue Gisele bikini, top £35/ bottoms £30, Reiss, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place

Beach Bag, £29.99, Superdry, Canada Place

Broderie cover up, £89, The White Company, Jubilee Place

Rainbow Espadrilles, £110, L.K. Bennett, Jubilee Place

Beachside style

‘Reflections’ Print swimsuit, £110, Paul Smith, Cabot Place

The must-pack holiday fashion essentials to stay stylish on the beach this summer Blue stripe scarf, £35, Austin Reed, Cabot Place

Blue crossover dress, £199, Maje Jubilee Place

Micro bow straw hat, £45, Ted Baker, Canada Place

Denim skater skirt, £145, Maje Jubilee Place

Cosmic print bikini, Top £49/Bottoms £39, Ted Baker, Canada Place, available through click and collect

Denim dress, £95, French Connection, Jubilee Place Blue Acacia print bag, L.K. Bennett, £95, Jubilee Place

New collection, available soon, Banana Republic, Jubilee Place Open toe block heeled sandals, £120, Ted Baker, Canada Place

CITY chic

What to pack in your carry-on case for an urban getaway

Michael Kors Sunglasses, £182, David Clulow, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

Revolver white jeans, £65, Levi’s, Canada Place

M bag in Suede, £209, Maje, Jubilee Place

Ballerinas, £99, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

Denim wedges, £185, L.K. Bennett, Jubilee Place

Watch, £695, Links of London, Jubilee Place

Blue Violet bracelet, £125, Monica Vinader, Jubilee Place

Canyon Tee, £40, Levi’s, Canada Place

Mens essentials

Say hello to sunnies, swimwear and sandals and ensure you jet away in style this summer

Travel bag, £150, Gant, Canada Place

Floral T-shirt, £45, Ted Baker, Canada Place

Ray Ban sunglasses, £179, David Clulow, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place Printed swim shorts, £50, Whistles, Jubilee Place Christys Panama Hat, £95, Reiss, Jubilee Place

£150, LinenShirt, Shirt, £175, Paul Brown, Smith, Orlebar CabotPlace Place Jubilee

Rucksack, £170, Reiss, Jubilee Place

Belt, £80, Gant, Canada Place

Passport Holder, £45, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

Get your fashion fill Suede sneakers, £125, Reiss, Jubilee Place

Swim shorts, £225, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

Feel inspired by the latest trends and watch the top brands showcase their summer selections for the upcoming season in the dynamic fashion shows in Canada Place and Jubilee Place.


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Sakura Celebrate each day as a new beginning

The ancient Hanami ceremony from Japan celebrates the fleeting beauty of the Sakura blossom. As with life itself, its beauty is short lived and precious and should be enjoyed to the fullest. Discover the ritual of Sakura and celebrate each day as a new beginning.

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fragrant bathing If you’re a fan of L’Occitane’s Néroli & Orchidée collection – fragranced with a blend of white orchid from Madagascar and Neroli orange blossom from the south of France – you can now bathe in it, as a scented bath milk and body oil join the collection. The oil is on the dry side, rather than greasy, so it is easily absorbed and leaves skin fragranced and nourished. collection from £7, L’Occitane, Jubilee Place

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Victoria Beckham joins Estée Lauder

Scandi Scents Zarko Perfume – the work of Denmark’s only practicing perfumer Zarko Pavlov – has just launched in the UK, exclusively with Space.N.K. The six core fragrances employ Nordic molecular science; each scent interacts with the wearer’s skin and surroundings to create a unique scent. MOLéCULE No.8 worked a treat for us. £75 for 100ml, Space.N.K., Cabot Place

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Victoria Beckham has revealed she is working with Estée Lauder on an exclusive, limited-edition beauty collection, with Jane Hertzmark Hudis, group president of The Estée Lauder Companies, leading the announcement. “Victoria is an entrepreneur in the true spirit of our founder, Estée Lauder, and we are excited to join forces and bring her take on beauty to her fans around the world.” More details will follow closer to the September launch.;

get the glow For a safer way to tan than baking in the sun, apply Guerlain’s Terracotta collection bronzer. Moisturising agents stop it drying out skin, keeping the glow looking natural. With a Terracotta product sold every 25 seconds already, new shades – now eight in total – and a jasmine and bergamot scent have been introduced. £36, Guerlain,; click & collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

eye definition Chanel’s new collection focuses on the essential tools to highlight and define eyes, from an eyebrow definition kit and limited-edition eyeshadow palettes to the Dimensions de Chanel mascara in Noir, Brun and Cobalt shades. The brush’s fine, flexible fibres separate and define lashes evenly and, as we move into summer, hydrophobic agents resist the effects of humidity for maximum hold while lashes are nourished by vitamins and peptides. from £25, Chanel, Boots, Canada Place


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Dolce & Gabbana’s new collection mirrors the shades of the Italian summer – the yellows and oranges of the sun and Sicily’s citrus fruits meet Mediterranean blues. Frame eyes with a peacock liquid eyeliner or pack The Sicilian Bronzer compact, illustrated in the style of ornate, handcrafted Sicilian carts known as carettos. Summer in Italy collection, from £21, Dolce & Gabbana,

going undercover

Beauty HOTLIST Combine some serious technological innovation with simply indulgent summer shades and scents

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fruits and florals

If you struggle to achieve smooth coverage, try Vichy’s new Dermablend 3D correction range. In five shades, the fluid foundation’s Alliagel™ formula is packed with pigments to even out skin’s texture and blur blemishes in just one layer. Without needing multiple products, skin can breathe easier while the salicylic acid soothes acne-induced redness. from £15, Vichy, Boots, Canada Place


Jo Malone London’s master perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin has layered lemon, nashi blossom and white musk in this limited-edition launch. A light and bright scent to usher in the summer, the usually transparent classic bottle sports a playful print inspired by the nashi flower. Jo Malone London fragrances are also designed to be layered and Nashi Blossom combines best with Nectarine Blossom & Honey to bring out its crisp and fruity pear and apple notes. from £44 for 30ml, Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place

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Four years of research have led to the new formulation mascara in Yves Saint Laurent’s Vinyl Couture collection. A higher level of lacquer pigments allows for more intense colour, while argan and almond oils help lashes stay shiny and strong. The nine bright shades are joined by seven eyeliners – all in bright colours to match or clash – like fuschia, jade green and shimmering silver. from £20, YSL Beauté,

4 desert island essentials Motu Tane, a small Tahitian island located close to the iconic holiday paradise Bora Bora, was the inspiration for NARS’ Tahiti Bronze collection. The classic Laguna bronzer now comes in a vanilla extract-enhanced liquid form, while for the home, light up the paraffin-free wax candle and be transported by French Polynesia’s signature Monoï fragrance – made from native gardenias. from £26.50, NARS, Space.NK., Cabot Place

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This is your space Lose yourself in 3 floors of luxury training space. State-of-the-art facilities, over 200 classes every week and 23m pool with natural light.


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We all feel in need of a pick-me-up from time to time, and EF MEDISPA offers a range of effective, non-surgical treatments designed to rejuvenate your body both inside and out. Pioneering its own treatments with innovative ideas and medical-grade technology, the medical spa is able to fully tailor its sessions to individual needs, whether that’s focusing on a particular skin type, or the vitamins and nutrients one is lacking in. Consultations are free, and the two treatments below both take under an hour and require no downtime, making it the perfect lunchtime activity from which you’ll return refreshed and energised.

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vitamin drip therapy Another unique treatment offered by EF MEDISPA takes place in its Drip & Chill® Lounge: a relaxing 45-minute session where your body is infused with a combination of vitamins and nutrients. It’s sure to give you the pick-me-up and energy boost you need; plus it’s all done intravenously via a saline drip, so you can enjoy herbal teas or even take a nap while you wait, for the ultimate relaxation. A nurse remains in attendance for the whole session and with an extensive menu of options, a treatment coordinator will first help you decide which combination is most suitable. The Athletic blend contains high levels of Vitamin B and Carnitine – essential for maintaining higher levels of energy – and glutamine for muscle recovery, while the detoxifying Diet blend can aid digestion and help break down body fat to aid weight loss. Two intramuscular shots, including one of Vitamin B, are also available for an even quicker fix. from £250 per session

the LUMINOUS LIFT Devised by EF MEDISPA founder Esther Fieldgrass, this exclusive non-surgical facelift treatment takes just 30 minutes per session. The uniquely designed treatment is a form of high-grade LED light therapy used for treating problematic skin conditions, so can be particularly effective on scarring from surgery or acne. A rainbow of light frequencies including infrared, ultraviolet and blue light are programmed to the nearest nanometre and combined in a range of different ways for targeted results. The treatment can boost collagen production (something which decreases naturally with age), repair blood vessels to increase the flow of oxygen (giving skin a more luminous sheen) and restore some elasticity and firmness for younger-looking skin. from £150 per session

EF MEDISPA Canary Wharf, 1 Scott House, E14; 020 3468 2738;

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Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, £21, MAC, Jubilee Place

BEAUTY 2.0 In an increasingly competitive market, beauty brands are feeling the pressure to break new ground with every line they launch. We speak to Nick Gavrelis, vice president of product development at MAC about how the cosmetics giant stays one step ahead of the curve WORDS: Katy Parker


n a world of constantly evolving trends and fickle fads, the key to the success of any major brand lies in its power to successfully innovate. In beauty terms, this means always keeping one step ahead of the competition with inventive technologies, formulas and pigments that challenge the way we look at conventional make-up. One beauty brand that has never shied away from innovation is MAC – the Toronto-born cosmetics giant now based in New York.

Not only is MAC constantly finding new ways to garner attention with its long line of high-profile collaborations with fashion heavyweights such as Charlotte Olympia and Zac Posen, and celebrities including Rihanna, Ellie Goulding and – most recently – Caitlyn Jenner, but MAC’s in-house product development team is always working behind the scenes to break new ground when it comes to the conception and design of their collections. Nick Gavrelis, vice president of product development at MAC describes the work that goes into the creation of MAC’s make-up.

“We are seeing a new generation of lightweight and comfortable high performance make-up” “We start with a base formula – from there it is evaluated, tweaked and improved until we have a star product. After tapping into the minds of our expert artists for their recommendations on unmet product needs or something on their ‘wish list’, we work closely with the artists to put together the list of critical attributes that this new product should

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have and sometimes even mix up shade and texture prototypes. Ultimately we are presented with a new formula base texture from one of our research and development centres that intrigues and inspires us to brainstorm formulas. Our scientists will then tweak the formula for texture, pigment load, active story and performance.” So what is MAC experimenting with at the moment? “We are seeing a new generation of lightweight and comfortable high performance make-up that creates refined, professional results for the user. The new innovative blends of film formers and polymers allow lighter weight application that holds higher pigment loads, to create thinner, more filmogenic layers on face and lips. An example of this is our new Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, which is the richest, densest lip sheen that glides on and sets due to its silky matte spherical polymers – giving the most perfect eightin a time where the consumer has a hunger and an hour wear lip you can imagine,” Gavrelis tells me. appetite for newness like never before. With that In terms of what other innovations we can get comes the fiercely competitive race by every brand our hands on now, Gavrelis is proud to announce to speed to market. Our research and development the Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact. and packaging partners have such talent “The product uses shade intelligence technology, and creativity that I feel technology has which allows us to more effectively caught up to their vision. I think the best match and cover a broader span of way for technology and innovation to go skin depth levels and undertones. We hand-in-hand, is when you have the right took the innovative cushion compact support systems from start to finish. The delivery system from Asia and merged it challenge is not the technology within with our shade intelligence technology to the innovation hindering us, but the time create a portable new ultra fluid form of associated with getting it to market as Matchmaster Foundation. This foundation quickly and seamlessly as possible – and is perfect for those with an active, on-the-go that’s ultimately what we strive for.” lifestyle and the result is coverage with trueto-life shade perfection that never looks heavy MAC, Jubilee Place or cakey.” All industries, not just beauty, are generated by new ideas, but while the imagination travels without boundaries, technology unfortunately does still have its Matchmaster Intelligent Shade Compact, £29.50, limitations. I ask Gavrelis if he views this as MAC, Jubilee Place a hindrance and if so, how he and the team at MAC overcome it. “Every week we see innovative ideas from our global research and Slanted Flat Top Brush, £27, MAC, Jubilee Place development and packaging partners. Often these include inspiring futuristic packaging and delivery systems, gorgeous new textures and formulas that haven’t been industrialised – yet they offer overall skin benefits that we dream of launching first to market. We are



Introducing: Third Space Canary Wharf Formerly Reebok Sports Club London, Third Space is London’s luxury health club; each of its gyms is individual in style yet bound by the common philosophy of providing a fitness space that members feel is their own. Lose yourself in 100,000 sq ft and three floors of sumptuous training space, including Europe’s highest indoor climbing wall, a 23-metre pool filled with natural light and an extensive fitness timetable led by some of the best instructors in the UK. There’s even a full-sized basketball court. So what are you waiting for? Third Space, Canada Square,

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Wellness in the sun

An on-water beauty retreat, PURE, has been launched by yacht charter company Y.CO. Explore far-flung destinations on board your chartered yacht, while taking advantage of tailor-made wellbeing experiences including a nutritional food programme, personal training, facials and vitamin drops. Finish your holiday healthier than when you started.

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Sneakers for all

It’s National Smile Month from 16 May – 16 June, an annual reminder of the importance of good oral hygiene. Research from the British Dental Health Foundation suggests that one in four adults do not brush their teeth twice a day, and while 60 per cent of adults claim to floss their teeth regularly, product sales would indicate that the true proportion is just five per cent. With issues including gum inflammation and tooth loss arising from a build-up of dental plaque, regular professional check-ups are imperative. Smilepod offers a range of health and cosmetic services at its two branches in Canary Wharf, including a high gloss diamond polish treatment that uses an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar, a fine jet of calcium carbonate for stain removal and an exfoliating tooth paste for cleaner, whiter teeth. High gloss diamond polish, £89, Smilepod, Jubilee Place and Canada Place

For the first time, COS has launched a cross-department concept in footwear: a new sneaker for men, women and children. The versatile sneaker is a slip-on style, made with wrap-over leather, featuring an oversized elastic detail and finished with three different colour soles. Modern, chic and gender neutral – we’re buying them for everyone we know. from £49, COS, Jubilee Place


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This month Canary Wharf welcomes a rebranded Third Space. Formerly Reebok Sports Club, it houses brand new fat-burning classes, healthy food and sport apparel

The Third Space rebranding follows a £6.5 million investment into gym facilities


n May, Reebok Sports Club, in Canada Place, will officially re-open as Third Space. With new signage, several new master classes and a new food and smoothie bar and sports clothing shop to follow in June, the rebrand exudes luxury with a whole new redirected focus on fitness. “We are introducing a new holistic approach, offering a premium all-round experience.” Colin Waggett, Third Space CEO tells us. You can lose yourself in the three floors of training space, do a few laps in the 23-metre pool, shoot some hoops on the full sized basketball court or

get your climbing shoes and take on Europe’s highest indoor climbing wall. Alternatively, you can work up a sweat in one of the many classes available led by some of the best instructors in the UK. Third Space group fitness manager Caitlin McGowan explains “Third Space is unique in its variety. No other health club in London offers such a large scale of class formats. We offer something for everyone so there are endless options depending on what type of workout you’re looking for.” Taking into account the average busy working day of their Canary Wharf clientele, Third Space have designed new

workout sessions and classes for before work, during lunch and after work. A whole range of classes are also available on the weekends, so you can fit in a high energy workout or relax with a low-impact class on your days off. Ensuring their instructors are the best around, they are also opening a Third Space training academy that all personal trainers will have to attend, reach a certain standard and gain a qualification. Along with the rebrand comes a new fashion boutique featuring a curated collection of the very best active wear. Third Space, Canada Square, Canary Wharf;

quick fire q&A

Meet Mr Waggett Third Space CEO

Will the interior be changing at all? The interior and equipment is staying the same for now, however members will notice a gradual change, improving what we can as we go. Are you introducing any new personal training programmes? Short term it will stay the same. In the long term, we’ll be introducing a whole new range of programmes for people who want to specialise, for example if you’re competing in a Triathlon. What have your current members’ reaction been to the change? We’ve had really positive reactions so far. We’re very lucky to have extremely loyal club members, so we’ve had a lot of interest and encouragement. Will you be celebrating the re-launch? We’re planning a six-week festival of fitness; a series of outdoor classes across Canary Wharf from June to August. There’ll be a whole range to choose from including Mind & Body, Circuits, Tabata and HITT at the Roof Gardens in Crossrail Place, Jubilee Park and Montgomery Square. Timetable available online at from mid May

caitlin McGowan’s classes group fitness manager

AM: Ultra shock circuit Perfect for mornings as it uses intervals which leaves you energised and ready to take on your day

Natural Fitness food

The on-site food bar Natural Fitness Food opens in June. Using only natural ingredients that are freshly prepared every day, the daily changing menu is designed to maximise taste with all the nutritional benefits.

“You can lose yourself in the three floors of training space, do a few laps in the 23-metre pool, shoot some hoops on the full sized basketball court or get your climbing shoes and take on Europe’s highest indoor climbing wall.”

lunch time: meta burn This class will give you the most bang for your buck. It’s a really effective way to use your lunch break efficiently PM: After work yoga The best low-impact option to unwind and release stress that you have accumulated during the working day


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his month, London Wine Week sees the Three Wine Men come to Canary Wharf, as TV personalities Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith will be holding a tasting evening featuring wines from around the globe, handpicked by the Wine Men themselves. Offerings range from Grande Marque Champagne houses to English sparkling wine, and exhibitors will include Champagne Pol Roger, Berry Bros. & Rudd and The Wine Society.

The evening will be an opportunity to gather expertise and develop preferences. You may not come away a connoisseur, but regardless, everyone can still enjoy unlimited tasting samples of hundreds of bottles and take advantage of the special offers available to purchase. Let’s Get Fizzical with Three Wine Men, East Wintergarden, 24 May, 6pm. £35 per person, £60 for two,

the big cheese

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Tom’s Kitchen has launched Mac & Cheese Fridays. Available for lunch and dinner every Friday, the menus will feature five different gourmet versions of macaroni cheese. Dishes include Fleetwood Mac (crab, lobster and dill), the Stella Mac, which has squash, ricotta and sage; and – our favourite – the Piggy Mac, with sticky pork and smoky barbecue sauce. We can’t think of a better way to bring in the weekend. Tom’s Kitchen, Westferry Circus


Q & A...

with John Vincent, co-founder of LEON restaurants

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An éclair to remember This month, family-run French patisserie PAUL launches a new summer éclair selection. Handcrafted from light choux pastry, we tried all six flavours. Options include éclair fraises (mascarpone and strawberry), éclair noix de coco (coconut cream – our favourite) and éclair citrus, a simultaneously sweet and refreshing concoction of orange, lime and grapefruit cream topped with soft meringue. Eclectique Éclairs: The Summer Collection, from £3.25, PAUL, Cabot Place

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The latest addition to Canary Wharf’s thriving food scene is Garbanzos (which means chickpeas in Spanish), a falafel and salad bar offering healthy Middle Eastern fare for a delicious on-the-go lunch. Order your falafel in pita bread with hummus and pickles, or on a fresh salad bowl: with toppings like aubergine and guacamole, the options are endless. Garbanzos, Reuters Plaza

Q: What is the most popular item on the menu? A: The Chicken & Chorizo Club Hot Box is the best seller at both of our LEON stores in Canary Wharf. Hot boxes for hot locals, it seems! Q: Why is there a need for LEON in Canary Wharf? A: Our mission is to help everyone eat well and we do it fast, which we think suits the needs of Canary Wharf. We always try to serve you your food fast (in 30 seconds or less), so you can eat it slowly. Q: What is the new LEON cookbook about? A: It’s all about Happy Salads. The point is, they’ll make you feel good. Q: Please choose three words to summarise LEON’s ethos. A: Family, joy, and of course, sunshine. LEON, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place

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Scandi meets sushi It sounds impossible: food of a Nordic and Japanese blend, as pretty as it is delicious, in a buzzy, convenient location. Enter Sticks’n’Sushi


hat do Scandinavia and Japan have in common? No, it’s not a joke. The answer is an appreciation for minimalism and sleek design, and this blend is perfectly executed – in both form and food – at Crossrail Place’s Sticks’n’Sushi. On a grey Thursday evening (come on, summer) we’re met with a buzz. Nearly every table is full, but it’s not frenetic, and the vibe is relaxed, but staff are attentive enough to make it feel like a special dining experience. The décor is industrial chic: think low, exposed lighting, lots of slate grey and leather-topped tables.

“The vibe is relaxed, but it feels like a special dining experience” Being this close to the weekend calls for cocktails. Armed with Shojitos – a ginger-infused Japanese take on the classic Mojito – we turn to the menu. It’s vast and we’re relieved the drinks are strong: it’s through a combination of liquid courage, guesswork and seeking advice that we’re able to filter down our myriad desires. There are set menus, designed to remove the hard work for you, but

we’re hungry and refuse to miss out on anything, so off to the land of overordering we go. Our waiter staggers our dishes, so we enjoy a steady stream of sharing plates throughout the evening. The black cod and avocado roll is a particular highlight; tender and slightly unusual, and the tuna tartare, which comes with pine nuts, avocado and nori chips is another stand-out order and one which I hog more than my fair share of. The soy cured salmon is a perfect example of Nordic influences, topped with dill and red onion. Presentation is beautiful. Dishes come on grey slate, on black lacquered small plates, on wooden slabs. The arrangement of the food is often symmetrical and always aesthetically pleasing: care has been taken to ensure it intrigues rather than overwhelms. Sashimi is a must: served on ice and perfectly fresh, this is one order you

can’t go wrong with. Options include salmon, tuna, hamachi and sea bass. As for the eponymous sticks: the chicken meatballs coated in a sticky teriyaki sauce don’t disappoint, but this is less surprising than the fact that the vegetables are a feat unto themselves: the fried cauliflower with black sesame and truffle sauce is like nothing we’ve ever tasted. Were we not in public, I would undoubtedly lick the bowl. Let’s be clear: we don’t need dessert. To some extent we don’t even want dessert, which should be some indication of how stuffed we are. But of course we succumb to some of the most unusual offerings we’ve ever tried. The white chocolate and liquorice mousse (another Nordic influence) is topped with a raspberry foam for a sensory explosion: layers of flavours, all emerging and competing at once. And the dark chocolate fondant has a surprising peppermint core offset by molten caramel that is as delicious as you’re imagining. No regrets. Sticks’n’Sushi is fun. I can see myself returning with friends, for a birthday, with colleagues – it’s a large space and manages to cover all bases. The menu is big enough that there’s still plenty I want – if I’m honest, I’m having pangs of regret that our waiter (sensibly) convinced us that we didn’t need a salmon carpaccio dish. Come hungry, enjoy a lively ambience and quality, interesting dishes, and leave full. What’s not to love? Sticks’n’Sushi, Crossrail Place



sister Health and wellness gurus (and sisters) Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley on why they love fat, how they work well together and why their latest book is accessible to everyone WORDS: charlotte phillips

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he glow’ is that oh-so-elusive aura that incredibly healthy people have, whereby their skin is radiant and they seem to be lit from within. It reportedly comes largely from what you eat and drink, on the understanding that what you put in is what you get out. Of course, Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, the sister duo storming the world of health and wellness, have it in spades. The two sisters, often uttered in the same breath as Deliciously Ella, Madeleine Shaw and Amelia Freer et al, never set out to build an entire brand around healthy living. “We’re not nutritionists,” Melissa says. “We didn’t train to be chefs, we’re just girls living in London,” – although one assumes the average 20-something is consuming more Pot Noodles than these two. For them, health and wellness isn’t just a passion, but an all-consuming lifestyle and successful business. Why? “Once you feel really great, you don’t want to go back,” Jasmine explains. “Some people are suffering unnecessary niggles and pains, and having sleeping problems. Just changing their food or exercise regime can totally change their life, without costing too much, and always for the better.” Yet so many of us are stubbornly living on cheesy pasta, partly because we’re confused about the whole thing. We see ingredients with names we can’t pronounce (baobab, lucuma, spirulina) and think that’s the only healthy route to go down. “Absolutely not,” say the glossy-haired sisters. “There’s an entire industry of health food that we don’t really rate either,” says Jasmine. “We’re messing about with food way too much in the name of health.” Instead, they’re seeking a simple, back-to-basics approach, reflecting the way our great-grandparents ate. “We’re really into fat, which gets misconstrued. People think fat is bad for you, but natural fat is really good for you! Butter, cheese, egg yolks, extra virgin olive oil – there’s real goodness in it. Fat is delicious, it’s satiating.” Another general misconception is that to be healthy, you have to eat plants, plants and more

plants. Not true, say the carnivorous Hemsleys. “We love meat, like livers and chicken skin and bone marrow.” Following the success of their first recipe book, The Art of Eating Well, the girls have released a second, Good + Simple. It touches on lifestyle elements such as mediation and travel tips, but with 140 recipes, the crux is healthy, delicious food, with a ‘give-it-a-go, how-hard-can-it-be’ attitude. “What’s the worst that can happen? You burn it?” asks Melissa. Accessibility is important to the girls – they don’t want anyone to be scared off. Case in point: Melissa tells me that a few years ago, her boyfriend’s flatmate had never cooked a meal in his life. “He worked in London Bridge and could pick up any cuisine he fancied, any time of day or night, without cooking, so he just didn’t see the point in learning.” But then one day, the story goes, “I came home and he’d bought all the ingredients for our papaya and halloumi salad and was really excited to make it. He was like, ‘why did no one tell me before that cooking was easy?’ He cooked every day for a month.” Melissa is genuinely, truly thrilled. And now? “He’s known as the chef in the group.” If you’re still doubtful that ‘healthy’ is a

“We’re really into fat...natural fat is really good for you! It’s delicious, it’s satiating” sustainable lifestyle, fear not: the east London dwelling Hemsleys are reassuringly normal. They know their city-based demographic well, and they’re trying to simplify it for us. “When we write a recipe, we check to see if the supermarket stocks it, or if you can get it online,” Melissa explains. Better still, they’re freezer fans, whipping up big batches of soups and dahls and eating them throughout the week. Invest in Tupperware and you’ve got yourself a feasible end to Pret lunches. Plus, they aren’t expecting you to spend a fortune in the name of glowing skin and toxin-free insides. “We know healthy food can be expensive.


recipe: Huevos Rancheros With Guacamole Serves two • Four large handfuls of spinach, chopped • Four eggs • One large handful of fresh coriander, leaves and stalks chopped • One small handful of grated mature cheddar For the tomato sauce • One large onion, diced • One tablespoon ghee or coconut oil • Two cloves of garlic, diced • Two red peppers, halved lengthways, deseeded and sliced into strips • Two bay leaves • One teaspoon of smoked paprika • A pinch of cayenne

pepper or finely diced fresh red chilli, to taste • Two x 400g tins of tomatoes or 800g fresh tomatoes • 200ml water (100ml if using fresh tomatoes) • Sea salt and black pepper For the guacamole • One large avocado, as ripe as possible • One tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil • Juice of half a lime or juice of one whole lime, as preferred • Two spring onions or one small handful of chopped fresh chives • Handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves

1. First make the tomato sauce. Fry the onion in the ghee or coconut oil over a medium heat for about eight minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. 2. Add the garlic, peppers, bay leaves and spices to the pan and cook for another two minutes. 3. Add the tomatoes and water, season generously with salt and pepper, then stir everything together and leave to simmer for ten minutes until reduced to a thick, rich sauce. 4. Meanwhile, make the guacamole. Halve and stone the avocado, then scoop out the flesh and roughly chop. Place in a bowl and stir in all the remaining ingredients and some seasoning. Set aside. 5. Check the seasoning of the tomato sauce, adding extra salt, pepper and cayenne/chilli as needed, then stir through the spinach and cook for a few minutes until just wilted. 6. Use a spatula or spoon to make four wells in the tomato sauce mixture and crack an egg into each. The eggs will poach in the sauce and cook in about four minutes (lid on) for set whites and runny yolks. 7. Scatter over the coriander and cheese. Serve immediately (as the eggs will keep cooking) with big heaped spoonfuls of guacamole on top.

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But, we love eggs, which are relatively cheap, and bones, which you can get free from most butchers to make broth.” In case you didn’t know – though it’s hard not to – bone broth, a clear soup essentially tasting like chicken stock, is the Hemsley’s “number one food.” The girls answer this interview happily and perfectly in sync, but, be honest: would you want to work with your sister every day of the week? “Of course we argue. I’m the big sister, she’s the little one. But we get on really well and we’re really passionate about what we do,” states Jasmine. “We’re building something amazing together and at the heart of it is feeling good. It’s a tiring but non-stressful job,” says Melissa. “We’re lucky, there’s not a huge amount to argue about.” The Hemsleys will be appearing at the BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City at ExCel this month (20-22 May), and amid a hectic travel schedule, they’re excited to spend time in their hometown. “We go up and down the country and we’re off to Australia and New York, but we love the idea of being in once place and having this insanely full and brilliant weekend,” says Melissa. “We can hang out, chat, and sign books.” Other chef demonstrations include Tom Kerridge and Paul Hollywood. “Loads of brilliant people.” As for competition within the health and wellness space, if you were imagining a Deliciously Ella versus the Hemsleys stand-off, forget it. “We’re all friends,” says Melissa. “It’s so lovely. Everyone supports each other, it’s the antithesis of the nineties and noughties ethos of ‘slog yourself, spend money, be mean to get to the top.’” “It’s like, ‘let’s take a chill pill, enjoy good food, give each other a pat on the back,’” Jasmine adds. When we talk about processed foods made with chemicals and sweeteners, there’s genuine horror in Jasmine’s voice. “We’ll look back one day, and say, ‘we really put those things in our food and gave them to our children?’” But the girls are optimistic about the future of healthy eating, and she’s swiftly onto a more positive thought. “In our lifetime they added those in, and in our lifetime they’re taking them away. Hooray. Things are changing for the better.” Recipes extracted from Good + Simple by Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley (Ebury Press), Waterstones, Jubilee Place, £19. All photography by Nick Hopper bbcgoodfoodshowsummerlondon.

recipe: Mum’s Philippine Beef Sinigang Serves two • 700g rib-eye steak • 1.2 litres water or bone broth • Two medium-sized onions, diced • Six garlic cloves, diced • Five cm piece of fresh root ginger (unpeeled if organic), thinly sliced • 20 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves • Three tablespoons

tamarind paste • A big pinch of black or white pepper • Three to four tablespoons fish sauce • 400g green beans, with the tops trimmed • 400g pak choi, leaves and stalks roughly chopped • Two whole fresh red chillies • 400g spinach

1. Cut the meat into three centimetre cubes, retaining the fat as it will flavour the stew. Place in a large saucepan and pour in the water or broth. Bring to the boil, then cover and quickly reduce the heat and cook at a medium-to-low simmer for 20 minutes. 2. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes with the tamarind paste, pepper and fish sauce. Bring back up to a simmer and cook, covered, for a further 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding more tamarind paste for a sourer flavour, if desired. Remember fish sauce is salty and brands vary in strength. 3. Tip in the beans, pak choi and whole chillies, then bring back up to a simmer and cook covered for five more minutes. 4. Add the spinach and remove the pan from the heat, leaving the lid on the pan to allow the spinach to wilt the residual heat. Remove the chillies and serve immediately.



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When in Rome...


he term ‘home away from home’ is bandied around a lot in travel journalism, but one brand is really capturing the essence of what this means. Specialising in ‘handmade hospitality’, Onefinestay offers guests the chance to stay in the finest homes in the world’s most exhilarating cities while the owners are out of town – without compromising on the luxury trappings that you would naturally come to expect from a hotel. All homes are decked out with pristine sheets, towels and high-end toiletries and you’ll even receive an iPhone so you can keep in touch with everyone back home without racking up painful phone bills.

Already thriving in London, New York, Paris and Los Angeles, the brand has now landed in Rome with an already expanding portfolio of world-class properties. Among these is a threebedroom home, which once housed Renaissance artist Raphael while he painted masterpieces at the nearby Apostolic Palace. Guests to Rome will also enjoy traditional snacks such as Mondo di Laura Biscotti and toiletries from Capri-based Carthusia. With its recent takeover by hospitality giant AccorHotels and proposed expansion into Asia, the sky really is the limit for Onefinestay. from €220 (approx £170) per night. To book visit

a change of scenery Medical spa and hotel the Lanserhof Lans is undergoing extensive renovation this year, and while work continues on its new pool, suites and bath house, it has opened a popup at Austrian spa hotel Schwarzer Adler Kitzbühel. Its award-winning architecture and alpine scenery complement the holistic health programmes on offer, which include medical consultations, reflexology and massage treatments. Sport is encouraged and as well as running and biking trails in summer, Kitzbühel is a hive of snow sport activity in winter. from £2,177 for seven nights based on single occupancy in a double superior room with the LANS Med Basic programme included, valid from 14 May – 30 November 2016,

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indlulge in the fine wines of bordeaux Guests can enjoy the internationally acclaimed wines of Bernard Magrez – the only owner of four Grands Crus Classés in the world – and brush up on Bordeaux’s history from the comfort of three grand chateaux, known collectively as the Bernard Magrez Luxury Wine Experience. Book for a two-night stay this summer and arrive by Rolls-Royce, before opting for activities such as a tour of the vineyards and cellars, wine tastings with caviar pairings or two-Michelin star dining courtesy of award-winning chef Joël Robuchon. packages from £2,700 for two people for two nights,

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It’s an easy one to spot on the conveyor belt and this Ted Baker design is as bright inside as it is out, thanks to a tropical bird print lining. Inspired by classic botanical illustrations, the lightweight hard-shell case comes in three sizes, each with a practical 360-degree wheel system in bespoke rose gold hardware. Guaranteed for five years, you can pack in plenty of travel. from £199, Ted Baker, Canada Place


Long haul

the london weekend If a stay-cation is something you’ve always wanted to try, check in to the Baglioni Hotel London in Kensington. With services such as a chauffeurdriven car and personal butler at your fingertips, it could prove to be the most relaxing weekend in the city you’ll ever have. Its newly refurbished lobby now opens out into the restaurant, while still retaining a separate entrance for hotel guests. The restaurant, Osteria 60, has also been completely refreshed, inspired by traditional 1950s Milanese trattorias. Designed by Milanese interior design firm Rebosio+Spagnulo, it mixes clean, contemporary lines with a touch of authenticity. from £290 on a room only basis for two adults sharing a Deluxe Room,

world-class diving The Residence Zanzibar has partnered with One Ocean to open up a diving experience to guests, following Zanzibar winning World’s Leading Dive Destination at the World Travel Awards 2015. Sail from the hotel’s private jetty to reach Menai Bay – a sea-turtle breeding area with mangrove forests and coral reefs – with packages ranging from a single dive to ten sessions over a five-day stay. rooms from £343 per night,

Short haul

a north-east gem into the woods With a 20,000 sq ft spa, The Mayflower Grace hotel in Connecticut is wellestablished as a wellness destination. Surrounded by 58 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, the hotel is now offering Forest Bathing. Known as ‘shinrin-yoku’ in Japan where it has been recognised since the 1980s, it is gaining more popularity globally. A form of relaxation – with no actual bathing involved – the idea is to take time out to connect with nature and be more open to sounds, scents, colours and textures while tuning the mind into everything from the position of the sun and stars to animal’s tracks. Studies suggest huge stress reduction benefits, so it has to be worth a try. from $80 (approximately £57) per person for two hours of Forest Bathing, rooms from $300 (approximately £210),

Set atop a cliff on the north east coastline, Seaham Hall – where Romantic poet Lord Byron was married – makes a cosy getaway. Newly refurbished, its guest rooms boast artistic prints and details such as a mirror on an easel. With almost as many treatment rooms as bedrooms, the Serenity Spa is the real highlight, boasting a warm 20-metre pool, hammam and outdoor hot tubs. After an invigorating coastal walk, return to a glass of Spey Whisky and tales of the building’s smuggling past. from £225 per room on a B&B basis,


The Great escape

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A ‘slow living trip’ to east Iceland is exactly what every time-poor citydwelling person needs. It’s a chance to reconnect with nature, eat simple foods, reconfigure priorities and above all – take your time. CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS does just that



ave you ever really heard silence? No traffic, no phones, no sirens: the sort of silence where you can almost hear a buzzing in your ear, where you can scream at the top of your lungs and there’s no-one around for miles to hear, and all you can see are vast, flat plains of ice and snow. I have, but only recently: I’ve just returned from a ‘slow living’ trip to the east of Iceland, which looks like a film set, or even another planet. Frozen waterfalls become commonplace, driving alongside fjords proves to be a far more beautiful way to travel than the M25, and reindeer roam the sides of the road much like cows in the English countryside. Towns often consist of 100 people: everyone knows everyone’s name, there are 30 children at the school, doors are unlocked and – amazingly, unimaginably – no-one is hurrying anywhere. Going on this trip offers a chance to slow down, something we’re all craving, but which a typical London life of fast food, rushed tube journeys and low-level anxiety doesn’t often allow for. Stepping out of the airport at Egilsstadir, a 50-minute flight from Reykjavík, I feel myself physically relax. I mean really relax: my shoulders drop and my eyes involuntarily close as I breathe in crisp, unpolluted air. Fun fact: Icelandic people have a different concept of luxury to ours. Theirs revolves around closeness to nature, simplicity, warmth and wellness, and their hotels reflect this. Contrastingly, my idea of holiday luxury includes a pillow menu on my made-twice-daily bed and Bulgari bath products. But once I get over my initial shock, there’s something undeniably irresistible about Icelandic comforts. Expect cosy, not opulent. We spend one night in Berunes, a place that champions simplistic living with a notable lack of televisions and – perhaps even more shockingly – clocks, on the basis that we shouldn’t be in such a hurry that we constantly need to check the time. And while I smugly assure myself that I can use my phone, I find I don’t need or want to.

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Food is wholesome, locally sourced and unprocessed. Barley and the root vegetable rutabaga are regular menu features, and we tuck into lots of cod and trout throughout the trip, caught fresh in the fjord that day. We try not to think about the reindeer and ram on our plates, having cooed at them wandering freely earlier. At the Egilsstadir Guesthouse, we’re treated to not just a breakfast smorgasbord of meats, eggs and cheese, but vitamin tablets prettily displayed on a silver tray. Iceland’s lack of sunlight, especially during winter, means Vitamin D supplementation is encouraged, but when we’re there, daylight hours are plentiful and bright. In this slow, relaxed environment, creativity is everywhere. People often have two jobs, one of which is passion-based: a teacher who’s an artist, a policeman slash nature excursion leader, and so on. Despite the sub-zero temperatures, there’s some serious innovation going on across east Iceland. There’s the artist hub in Stöðvarfjörður (my attempts at pronunciation were, without exception, wrong, but the locals all speak excellent English), where two women have turned an old fish factory into a multi-purpose commune, with sewing facilities, painting room, performance space, a soon-to-be-built recording studio and much more. They’re supporting an alternative lifestyle, where people work to subsist, not excessively consume; employment which also allows one to enjoy outdoor pursuits and family time. Djúpivogur ( is the only Icelandic municipality to have Cittaslow status, meaning it’s part of an international hub of towns (one is in South Korea), which support eco-friendly businesses, local uniqueness and conservation of nature and cultural heritages. The notion of slowing down and living in the moment is paramount to its ethos, and indeed, across east Iceland in general. As the ‘mayor’ of Djúpivogur says to me in genuine bemusement, “Why would anyone want to cook rice that only takes two minutes in a microwave? Is that good?” It’s in Djúpivogur that we meet a man who collects large rocks brought down by rainfall.


When one catches his fancy, he brings it home, cuts into it, and polishes the volcanic, centuriesold exterior, to reveal a shiny, brightly coloured crystallised interior. When I ask why he does so, I expect an answer about geology and environmental conservation, but it’s simpler than that: “I like rocks.” In one shop, a woman named Agusta makes goods from fish skin, producing cushion covers, skirts and wallets, using locally sourced cod, salmon and trout skin dyed in rich jewel hues of reds, purples and blues. She also works with Icelandic reindeer skin and lambskin leather to make belts, throws and jackets, giving everyone the opportunity to take a small piece of Iceland home. ( But my favourite use of the east Iceland landscape is at the Karlsstadir farm, where an entrepreneurial husband and wife (he’s also a musician, naturally) have turned an old cow shed into a small-scale swede crisp production factory. The duo make the crisps using just vegetables, salt and pepper; before packaging them in simple cardboard boxes and distributing them across Icelandic stores. They’re delicious, healthy and moreish. (

“Despite the sub-zero temperatures, there’s some serious innovation going on” Another fun revelation: Icelanders have a more elevated sense of the word ‘walk’ than we Londoners. I enjoy strolling to brunch as much as the next urban dweller, but I’m not necessarily equipped for a hike to a frozen waterfall, where everything is so breathtakingly white that perspective disappears completely. Likewise, taking 4x4 Jeeps ‘off-piste’ across plains of thick, powder snow is fantastic, but slightly terrifying, due to unforeseen dips and bits of slush, but the scenery is worth the fear factor. When doing outdoor yoga (yes, in minus ten degrees; layer up), I, the most cynical of cynics, am consumed with giddy happiness. Blame it on

the freezing fresh air or the majestic mountains and glistening snow, but I suddenly have (fleeting) thoughts about packing it all in for a life of rural simplicity. Throughout the trip, I consume so much homemade rye bread that when it comes to horse riding, I feel slightly sorry for my small, sweet horse. Icelandic horses are famous: they’re purebred, with no cross-breeding for generations. The horses have five paces – walk, trot, canter, tölt and skeið (flying pace) – rather than four, like our English ones, and trotting along a snowy path at dusk, with not an electric light in sight, is my most special memory from the trip. On departing east Iceland for a return to city life, we arrive at Egilsstadir Airport to find the tiny airport closed. It opens 30 minutes before the flight takes off, and just a first name – no passport – is needed to casually stroll onto the aeroplane. On querying the lack of safety, I’m told everyone is related: chances are, you share a cousin with the person checking you in. With such security, who needs a metal detector. Gatwick’s North Terminal was a harsh reality check. As much as I love London – and I really do, for its shops, people watching and world-class restaurants ­– we all need some R&R every now and then. If you find yourself cursing fellow commuters and resenting the rain, it may be time for a restoring trip to absorb the slow living, relaxed vibe of east Iceland. Return economy class flights to Reykjavík from Heathrow, from £151 including taxes, Discover the World’s new east Iceland direct flights between Gatwick and Egilsstadir, every Saturday between 9 July and 20 August 2016, with two further flights offered on Wednesday 13 July and Wednesday 10 August. Return flight from Reykjavík to Egilsstadir, from £120, The Wilderness Center,; Berunes Hostel,; Egilsstadir Guesthouse, Four-hour slow travel super-jeep tour, from £123, Iceland Academy is a helpful online tool,


New York’s


It may be the city that never sleeps, but New York is having a moment with a wave of new places to bed down. The latest hotels, popping up all over Manhattan and beyond, are perfect for those who want to eat, drink and be merry (and perhaps catch a few winks, too) Words: Angelina Villa-Clarke

The Roxy Hotel, Tribeca If you want to be in the heart of achingly hip New York, then head downtown to the reincarnation of what was once the iconic Tribeca Grand Hotel. Now reborn as The Roxy, and described as ‘the ultimate living room’ for the arts world, this hotel is as cool as it gets. Once a 1920s movie theatre, the new design references its past in the huge, open-plan loungelobby with its bare-brick walls, red velvet curtains and worn-out leather sofas. While the guest rooms are small but interesting, with their mix-match of late-1960s and contemporary styles (think oversized bronze lighting, honeycomb-print wallpaper, crisp linens and statement chairs), it is the ground floor public space that has the buzz. Here, the hotel calls on Tribeca’s collaborative culture by pulling in some of New York’s starry names. Owned by Paul Sevigny, brother of Chloë, for instance, is the private Paul’s Cocktail Lounge (open Wednesday to Saturday; be warned – entry is down to the doorman’s discretion). It’s an eye-

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popping scene straight out of Palm Beach with a neon coral and emerald colour palette, floral hand-painted wallpaper, patterned mirrors and a backbeat by some of the city’s most in-demand DJs. Waitresses deliver drinks, designed by noted mixologists Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David, on silver trays while dressed in Chloë Sevignydesigned outfits. It’s a scenester’s paradise.

“The hotel’s Roxy Bar is a sleek, intimate space” For a more laid-back option, the hotel’s Roxy Bar is a sleek, intimate space with a craft cocktail list (try The Magic Spell, a twist on the classic Julep). While the all-day eaterie sees chef Joseph Abbruzzese, formerly of The Breslin, offer up modern American organic dishes: oysters, lobster, black sea bass, lemon chicken, it comes into its own for brunch with a baked ham carving station, black raspberry coffee cake, house-made waffles and omelettes made to order.


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Jazz is the soundtrack here with live music played on Sundays and every evening in the lounge. Real buffs, however, should head downstairs to The Django, a jazz club inspired by the classic Jazz Age Parisian boîtes. While you may be tempted to pop over to the new Starbucks opening up nearby in Chelsea (the ‘coffee-as-theatre roastery’, as it is being called, will be the biggest in the world at 20,000 sq ft when it opens in 2018), we advise you to stay put. Your caffeine fix can also be catered for at The Roxy with its own outlet of Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, famous for its custom espresso specials (the East Village opening was one of NYC’s first fair-trade coffee shops). It’s hot, hot, hot. The Roxy Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013; +1 212 519 6600; From $299 (approximately £208) per night, room only, excluding taxes

The Penthouse, The Mark, Upper East Side Back in 2009, when legendary designer Jacques Grange put his spin on The Mark hotel, it became the talk of the town. His haute-pop fusion style includes a stand-out lobby with a bold, zebrastriped black-and-white floor, Paul Mathieu orange velvet sofas and a Ron Arad low-hanging sphere chandelier. While the bedrooms are a tad more understated, the glamour factor is not scrimped on, with marble bathrooms (huge for New York), deep carpets, Italian bed linen and shimmery grass-cloth wallpaper. Ladurée macarons left on your bedside, whimsically illustrated toiletries and 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman are just some of the on-the-button details. The designer has now returned to add his pièce de résistance: a new 12,000 sq ft penthouse suite – the largest in the whole of the US – carved out of what was formerly a private residence. Stretched over two floors, it includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a steam room, walk-in wardrobes, a chef’s kitchen, library lounge and conservatory. There’s also a private roof terrace with jawdropping views across Manhattan. At $75,000, (approximately £52,268) a night, it is America’s most expensive suite. If the need arises, the super-suite’s lounge, with its 26ft-high ceilings, oversized fireplace and grand piano, can transform into a ballroom, the stately dining room can seat 24 people and threeMichelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who oversees The Mark’s downstairs restaurant, is available for private dinners. Personal trainers, a driver and private shopping are also available. As expected, interior details are opulent and unique with every piece of furniture purposely designed by Jacques Grange, a grand Eric Schmitt staircase, heated floors and an infinity tub. This is uptown pizzazz taken to another level. The Mark Hotel, 25 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075;+1 212 744 4300; From $650 (approx. £453) per night, excluding taxes, staying in a Superior Courtyard Queen room


Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, Lower Manhattan Set to open later this year, and perfect for Wall Street city slickers, is the much anticipated Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. A welcome addition to Lower Manhattan, the luxury opening, being built in one of the city’s tallest residential towers, will feature Wolfgang Puck’s first NYC outpost of his CUT steakhouse, elegant interiors by Yabu Pushelberg (think greys, silvers and metallic accents), an indoor pool and luxury spa. Stretching over the tower’s first 24 floors, the brand’s second New York property, found one block from the World Trade Center, promises to cement the revitalisation of the financial district. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, 27 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007; + 1 212 350 6500;

The Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn Following on from the success story that is the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, and also found on the same street, is new kid on the block The Williamsburg Hotel. Due to open its doors any day now, lovers of the quintessential New York industrial scene will be right at home here. Carved out of an old factory, the boutique hotel features an edgy brick, glass and steel décor and rooms with doubleheight windows and balconies. A rooftop pool, three bars, with one set in a reimagined water tower, and grand ballroom will no doubt attract a sophisticated following as well as the usual hipsters to the neighbourhood.

“The 150 bedrooms have interiors designed by London-based Michaelis Boyd” Meanwhile, the 150 bedrooms have interiors designed by London-based Michaelis Boyd (who also designed Babington House and Soho House Berlin) and staff will be wearing uniforms conceived by the Brooklyn-raised Ovadia brothers, the designers behind the menswear label Ovadia & Sons. Bathrooms feature brightly hued subway tiles and brass fittings, while the pared-back natural style in the bedrooms is softened with padded headboards, colourful rugs and one-off pieces of furniture. The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11249; From $250 per night, (approx. £174) room only, excluding taxes

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11 Howard, SoHo Blending Scandinavian design with a raw NYC aesthetic, this latest Design Hotel is the epitome of cool and not just because of the way it looks. The upscale hotel has partnered with a number of nonprofit organisations, such as Global Poverty Project and FEED, in an effort to give back to the local community. The refreshing approach is echoed in its design ethos, devised by Danish duo Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou. Guests step into a light and airy lobby, with bleached oak wood panelling and concrete floors. Rooms, meanwhile, feature 11ft-high ceilings, large windows and a multi-textured scheme, with woods, warm metals, wool and velvet details. Bathrooms mix porcelain tiles, marble countertops, and brass trimmings, and have organic Grown Alchemist and Glossier products for in-room pampering sessions. The hotel’s culinary concept is headed up by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, owner of Upland and Buddakan, and set to be one of the area’s hottest drinking dens is bar-cum-club Blonde, perfect for those after-hours cocktails. Owned by property tycoon and avid art collector Aby Rosen, 11 Howard also boasts a huge collection of unique pieces of sculpture, paintings and digital art. Alexander Calder’s Untitled, 1976 mobile is found in the entrance, for example, and Jeff Koons has curated artworks from various artists on the history of SoHo. It’s rock and roll, with a conscience. 11 Howard, 11 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013; +1 212 235 1111; From $218 per night, room only, (approximately £152) excluding taxes

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A night at the movies Upgrade your cinema experience with Everyman Canary Wharf in Crossrail Place, a grown-up alternative to the standard with cuisine and cocktails to accompany your film

From the top blockbusters to unique independent films and one-off live events, Everyman has a film to suit everyone


oman Polanski once said “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre�. The Everyman Canary Wharf cinema in Crossrail Place does just that. Forget standard seating and subpar snacks, Everyman (who hit the one year mark since opening their doors in Canary Wharf this month) offer you the chance to relive the golden age of cinema. With state-of-the-art sound and screens, you can sit back and relax in plush armchair and sofa seating complete with footrests to guarantee comfort. Delicious food and drink can be served at your seat before the film begins in one of three bespoke screens. Bland popcorn, flat drink and overly

sugary pick’n’mix? Not a chance. Everyman has cultivated a menu of sophisticated meals and snacks to choose from as well as a substantial assortment of drinks, from milkshakes and soft drinks to wines, beers and appealing cocktails. With the Canary Wharf branch embracing the staple Everyman passion for quality and exceeding expectation, it is no wonder their pre-film lounge is just as cosy as the screens. Getting there early and grabbing a few drinks would only make it more enjoyable. Oozing retro charm, Everyman allows you to enjoy the full cinema experience as it once was – an occasion to be excited about. Everyman Canary Wharf, Crossrail Place; 0871 906 9060

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one-off event Don’t miss Teatro Alla Scala on 26th May. The film takes us through the historical, musical, social and political events in La Scala’s 238 year history

The Everyman team in Crossrail Place have been particularly excited about their revamped menu, which was introduced at the end of last month. Featuring a wealth of new beers and ciders, delectable new wines and bubbly, and a whole new array of cocktails; from the classic Everyman G&T and French Martini to the fruity Passion fruit Daiquiri and Duppy Sharer, you will be spoilt for choice. You can ensure your sweet tooth is catered for with the heavenly new additions to the dessert menu or opt for the mouth-watering savoury snacks while enjoying a film in your premium seats.


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ichael Kors is partnering with Google for its new wearable technology accessories line, starting with the MICHAEL KORS ACCESS display smartwatch. The watch can be synced with both iPhone and Android phones and uses Google’s Android Wear™ smartwatch platform. At a swipe, the watch display can change from a digital chronograph design to glittering pavé. Wristbands come in leather and silicone and can be worn interchangeably. As stylish as the watch looks, its techy capabilities are significant. The touchscreen display includes social media updates, text and email alerts, app notifications and built-in fitness tracking. “I thought, ‘Why can’t tech accessories be chic and glamorous?’ You wear them every day,” says

Michael Kors. “After all, technology is impacting life more and more. It should reflect your personal taste as much as anything else, but it should also give you access to all the experiences that you want.” “Our brand is built on giving our customers what they want for their 24/7, fast-paced lifestyle,” says Michael Kors chairman and CEO John Idol. “We know they’re busy and need to be connected. We’re now offering them a smartwatch that lets them have access to a world of glamour, escape and adventure.” MICHAEL KORS ACCESS display smartwatch, from $395 (approximately £277), Michael Kors, Jubilee Place,

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changes at smcp Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, global investment firm KKR and SMCP Group have entered into an exclusivity agreement for the Shandong Ruyi Group to acquire the controlling stake in SMCP, which includes contemporary Parisian fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot. SMCP design and creative teams would remain headquartered in Paris. Daniel Lalonde, president and CEO of SMCP, says, “We will continue expanding in areas where our brands have significant potential...particularly Asia, where we could leverage Shandong Ruyi’s expertise.” The transaction remains subject to works council consultations and customary regulatory approvals. Sandro, Jubilee Place, Maje, Jubilee Place; Words: charlotte phillips

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streamlining for success Luxury brands must aim to create a seamless shopping experience between online and in-store. Consumers buying luxury goods in both forums spend around 50 per cent more per year than in-store only customers, according to a study carried out by ContactLab and Exane BNP Paribas. Customers appreciate the ability to order online with the option to pick-up or return in store. At Burberry, click & collect already represents 15 per cent of online sales.;;

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just in time for summer... Two US private jet clients are focusing on the UK this year. Stellar Labs aims to increase the number of people flying by private jets here, as its research says the UK private jet charter market is worth an estimated £254m per year. Global Jet Capital aims to provide financing for those seeking to buy a private aircraft, having found that 14.8 per cent of the UK fleet of mid-to-large jets is on the market at the moment.;

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Which Way Out? A Quick Walk Though Negotiated Settlements in Criminal Proceedings

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ast year Southwark Crown Court approved the terms of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in respect of Standard Bank Plc which resulted in the suspension of criminal proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against the bank for failing to prevent bribery in relation to a US$ 6 million payment made by its former sister bank in Tanzania to a local partner. Under the terms of the DPA, Standard Bank was ordered to pay fines compensation and costs, to cooperate with the SFO, subject itself to independent review of its anti bribery and corruption policies and implement recommendations of the reviewer. Provided Standard Bank complies with the terms of the DPA it will avoid prosecution. In the past prosecutors have struggled to prove corporate criminal liability for many types of business crime, especially in the case of larger companies. This is due to the “Identification Principle” requiring proof that offences were committed at board level with the relevant “criminal” state of mind. DPA’s have been in operation in the USA for many years but were introduced to the UK

in 2014 as a way of helping Prosecutors, such as the SFO, satisfy political and public demand to hold companies to account for serious misconduct. DPA’s are not available for individuals, but people wishing to avoid being convicted of a crime have a number of other options. Many plead not guilty and work towards being acquitted in court. For minor offences a person may seek to persuade the prosecutor that criminal proceedings against them are not in the public interest or that regulatory proceedings can be brought instead. Some may also agree to plead guilty to a less serious offence in return for the prosecution dropping a more serious one. In serious cases, a person may be invited to enter into an agreement with a prosecutor to assist them in exchange for immunity, a reduced sentence or agreement not to use certain evidence in court. Negotiated settlements can sometimes be a way of avoiding a worse outcome and achieving certainty and a conclusion of proceedings at an earlier stage than might otherwise be possible. That can be an attractive prospect for a company with an eye on its long term business interests or

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an individual who wants to put their past mistakes behind them as soon as possible. Unfortunately there is no guaranteed outcome. If negotiations are unsuccessful or either side later resiles from the agreement, information provided at an earlier stage is likely to have yielded material to support a prosecution. If the conduct under investigation took place in a number of countries it is also possible that even if proceedings are settled in the UK, the agreement does not put a stop to cases elsewhere , and civil suits might follow which can risk leading to the unpicking of what appeared to be watertight agreements. Rarely is a speedy or risk free exit to be found from a probe into serious forms of business crime, but with cool headed consideration of all the relevant evidence and circumstances it is possible to pick the best solution and develop a clear strategy to achieve it. If you would like advice on a criminal law matter, please contact our team at or call +44(0)20 7014 2120.

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As China’s significance to the global economy has grown, author ShaoLan Hsueh is breaking down the language barrier for a whole new audience with her innovative Chineasy teaching method WORDS: MELISSA EMERSON London-based entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh believes everyone is capable of learning a second language, and is on a mission to bridge the gap between East and West and improve communication between the two, via her innovative and award-winning Chinese language learning series. Having created her own illustration-led teaching methodology – Chineasy – and with 2.5million views of her TED talk on

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the subject, Hsueh published Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese in 2014. Already translated into 15 languages, she has now followed up with a second single-volume guide – Chineasy Everyday. Based on Hsueh’s belief that Chinese thinking has significantly impacted its language and civilisation, the second book follows the same principles to teach users Chinese characters, but has more of an emphasis on customs and daily


life, featuring thematic chapters on topics such as travel, business, food and home life. Following its publication in March, Hsueh took the time to share her thoughts on the project with Canary Wharf Magazine.

ON The IDEA… “I’m the daughter of a calligrapher so I have always been interested in Chinese characters, but I didn’t realise how difficult it is to learn them until I saw my British-born children struggle. I tried many ways to encourage them but they weren’t interested. I’m a geek, so I decided to do something about it.”

what’s in the new book… “Chineasy Everyday teaches over 400 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences. It includes all facets of Chinese life and culture, arranged in 11 practical themes from animals and numbers, to travel and business. I begin all 11 sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then present the specific symbols relevant to each, providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilisation. I hope it will stimulate and enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.”

evolution and expansion of the language, only around four per cent of Chinese characters are now pictographic. So, instead of trying to reproduce these historical links, we use a totally refreshing approach. Our team researches the definition, origin and history of the character and we then move on to the applications – for example, how to build more characters and phrases – before we consider how to make stories out of them. The illustrations have to be something that Westerners can associate with, making them easier to remember.”

ON the chineasy method… “I broke down thousands of Chinese characters before analysing and prioritising the fundamental building blocks. When these building blocks are combined, they form compounds that can in turn be combined to create phrases and even simple sentences. Through this method, and because Chineasy teaches more than just the obvious pictographic characters, learners can form a very decent vocabulary bank with little effort.”

ON re-working history… “Ancient Chinese was traditionally pictographic – symbols were drawings of what they represented – yet over thousands of years, many of these pictographs have morphed into very different shapes from their original forms. Following the


of two very different cultures played the most important role. My business experience may help a little bit in terms of project management and execution, but I have definitely been more in creative mode since I started Chineasy. The project represents a return for me to my artistic upbringing and is in many ways more of a design project, which happens to incorporate my experience and acquired skills in business and education. It’s the culmination of my life and work journey through the East and West.”

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ON the artwork… “For me, Chineasy is not only an educational project. It is also an arts project. I worked with a team of people including illustrator Noma Bar and design agencies, as well as a few other freelancers. I deliberately did not want to go for the traditional Chinese way of drawing because my audience was mainly Western. The illustrations had to be something universal, modern and elegant. Each character we create has to follow the same three guidelines – they have to look stunning, be stylistically consistent with what we have produced before and, most importantly, they have to be educationally effective. Whenever a new illustration is created, I show it to my children. If they can guess the answer immediately, then I know we’ve got it right.”

ON business… “I’ve lived both in Asia and the UK. The understanding

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“The number of Chinese language learners has grown strongly in recent years, and I believe this trend will continue because of China’s emergence as an economic and global power. In the last two decades, China’s economy has gone from being relatively small to the world’s second largest. In recent years, it has also shifted its focus from the economy to environmental and social development – focusing more on quality of life than economic growth. Because of its influential role in the global community, people from other countries have become much more aware of its fascinating culture, long-standing traditions and language and I firmly believe that knowing the Chinese language gives a whole new level of understanding.”

ON canary wharf… “Chinese companies and individuals have invested heavily in London, especially in the Canary Wharf area. When walking around here, I am sure you can spot some ‘for sale’ signs posted in both Chinese and English, which shows the importance of the Chinese language in attracting prospective Chinese buyers and investors. In any line of business, effective communication is vital. Learning and being able to speak in the Chinese buyer or investor’s mother-tongue enables businesses to remove the language barrier and achieve more effective communication, and as a result, have a greater chance of succeeding in doing business with those Chinese clients.”


“I firmly believe that knowing the Chinese language gives a whole new level of understanding”

ON taking time off… “There were ups and downs in setting up the business – like any other new business – but I’ve been very fortunate to overcome the difficulties in the end. I deal with the pressure by weight training and also copying the Heart Sutra, a Buddhist scripture used in meditation. I blend these things into my daily routine. Lifting heavy weights helps me to stay focused and I also spend ten minutes in the steam room after my workout; I allow my mind to wander during this precious time, and it’s where some of my best ideas are generated. Copying the Heart Sutra also helps my mind to clarify, be at peace and concentrate. It takes me 15 minutes to complete and I always feel so calm when doing that. It works like magic.”

ON digital users… “Digital content will certainly be Chineasy’s main focus in the coming years. My new book Chineasy Everyday also comes in an ebook form as well as hardback and the content we produced for it will be digitised and tailored to fit online and app users’ learning habits. I believe Chineasy learners

should not only get to have great fun learning with us, but they should be able to do it at any time and anywhere.”

ON the future… “Undoubtedly, the importance of China will keep growing on the world stage and I would like to work with top animators, programmers and other talents to expand the project further. Some of the fan letters we receive also suggest we expand our system to other difficult languages, such as Japanese, Korean and Arabic. Unfortunately, we don’t have specialists in those languages at the moment but the messages from fans as well as my personal belief suggest that it is possible for our method to be adapted for teaching other languages with great fun.” Chineasy Everyday: The World of Chinese Characters by ShaoLan is published by Thames & Hudson, £19.95, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place;


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The Space Theatre needs you! Building on the success of last year’s Early and Late Bloom Arts Festivals, the Space Theatre is once again seeking performers to participate in the 2016 festivals at the award-winning Crossrail Place Roof Garden. ‘Early Bloom’ will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May and will hope to bring the roof garden to life with dance, theatre, singing and poetry. If you’d like to be a part of ‘Early Bloom’, please complete a proposal form at

news Tower Hamlets Community Safety Awards Canary Wharf Group was pleased to sponsor the Tower Hamlets Community Safety Awards, run by Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Board and Community Safety Partnership. Held to recognise the public’s contribution to preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, the awards highlighted achievements, innovation and best practice. The winners included individual volunteers and those working with resident associations, community groups and charities. For more information on the work of the Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Board and Community Safety Partnership, please visit the council website at

The Canary Wharf Easter Bunny makes a visit The Canary Wharf Easter Bunny visited over 500 local pensioners and surprised them each with an Easter egg, donated by volunteers from Canary Wharf Group. As part of Canary Wharf Group’s ongoing community outreach programme, volunteers also held an Easter bonnet competition and sung with the elderly.

Minibus George meets his namesake Canary Wharf Group recently donated a brand-new 16-seater minibus, with full disabled accessibility, to St Hilda’s East Community Centre, helping to ensure that the local senior citizens are able to access vital rehabilitative services at the Sonali Gardens Day Centre. As many of the members suffer from chronic ill health and have previously experienced strokes, transportation to the centre will provide much needed access to healthcare, group outings and exercise opportunities. Delighted by the new addition, members at Sonali Gardens have consequently named the new vehicle ‘George’ in honour of Sir George Iacobescu CBE, chairman and chief executive of Canary Wharf Group.


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

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Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf 25 April – 24 June / FREE Few works of art have received as much attention as the Laocoön and His Sons since its unearthing from a Roman hillside in 1506, now in the Vatican Museums. According to Virgil, Laocoön was a priest of Apollo in the city of Troy who was killed for nearly exposing the Greek warriors hidden inside the Trojan Horse left outside the city walls. He called forth the wrath of Athena and Poseidon, who favoured the Greeks, and sent two vast sea-serpents to dispose of him and his sons by wrapping their coils around their bodies. This tour de force of Hellenistic sculpture has been reproduced in all possible media to become one of the most enduring archetypal forms of European art, a

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

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Born in Korea, Boky Lee now lives in London, having gained her MA in Jewellery and Metal at the Royal College of Art in 2015. She designs wearable, classy and witty jewellery, mostly inspired by structural shapes such as those found in architecture. Her current collection Mirage is inspired by scaffolding and in particular its connecting couplers. In a similar way to scaffolding supporting a building, she regards her jewellery as temporarily supporting the human body.



Recently installed among the floriferous rooftop gardens of Crossrail Place is Boardroom Sacrifice, a bronze sculpture on loan to Canary Wharf from the artist, Beth Cullen Kerridge, through the auspices of

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

Alice Model Nursery School 80th Anniversary 12 May – 13 July

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metaphor for the creative power of artistic endeavour. Quayola’s Laocoön is the latest incarnation in this tradition, a meditation on the art of sculpture itself, and on the process of extrapolating form from bare matter. His designs are the result of complex computational processes explored via custom-made software. 3-D scanning and modelling were employed to bring the sculpture from physical to digital form. The information was then processed and translated into the final sculpture by milling using robotic arms, created in a bespoke material made from special resin filled with pulverised white marble. Exhibited alongside the sculpture are a series of prints and videos charting the process. Born in 1982 in Rome, Davide Quayola has lived and worked in London since 2002.

Alice Model Nursery School in the heart of London’s East End was named in 1936 after Miss Alice Model in honour of her 80th birthday. The school provides a safe and inclusive learning environment, full of stimulating learning opportunities for its children. The school’s strong commitment to encouraging children and their families to learn together contributes significantly to the school’s success. The school’s lead artist, Mürüde Mehmet, has been running workshops for children and their parents to create ceramic mosaic plaques on the theme of ‘aspirations’, decorating them with bright vibrant glazes that brighten up the reception area.

EVENT: Tuesday 7 June, 6.30 to 7.15 pm / FREE Davide Quayola discusses the exhibition. For further details and to reserve a place contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office at

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Alan Kitching Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited-edition prints. His work is in numerous public and private collections and in 1994 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). 2016 marks the publication of a superb monograph Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress and a major retrospective exhibition of his work, which launches at Somerset House, London.


Challenge yourself this May by taking part in the Canary Wharf Charity Abseil, enjoy the blooming gardens and parks of Canary Wharf during the flora celebration event, treat yourself to a special lunch at The Lunch Market or find a vintage bargain at the Pop Up Vintage Fairs in Cabot Square


Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 June Various times Throughout Canary Wharf Free to visit *

Explore Canary Wharf’s wonderful gardens and parks with four days packed full of walks, talks, workshops, art, demonstrations, innovative gardening displays and hands-on children’s activities. Delve into our green spaces and pick up some tips for your own garden, learn to identify the estate’s trees or explore the stunning Roof Garden and its flora at Crossrail Place. Talks include Roald Dahl’s official biographer exploring the influence of gardening in Dahl’s writing, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s manager and medallists

discussing planting trends, The World of Beatrix Potter’s head gardener talking about recreating Potter’s garden from her drawings and Ceryl Evans leading an expert panel discussing all things Capability Brown. The spectacular Roof Garden at Crossrail Place will also be featuring in the Open Garden Squares Weekend, 18 and 19 June, an event organised by London Parks & Gardens Trust, which encourages curious garden enthusiasts to explore hidden green spaces in London. With more than 200 gardens taking place this year, there’s sure to be plenty to explore. *Advance registration with a nominal fee is required for some of the event’s activities with all proceeds going to Trees for Cities charity. Please visit for further details.

THE LUNCH MARKET Wednesday 18 May / 11am – 3pm Montgomery Square / Free to Visit

With an eclectic array of delicacies and tasty treats, The Lunch Market offers you a lunch with a difference. This year expect to find global cuisine from the Caribbean, Peru, Vietnam, Mexico and Spain to name but a few. Experience delectable delights such as Chinese dumplings, Philly cheesesteak, souvlaki and arancini, plus bun kebabs, empanadas and gourmet bubble & squeak. Don’t forget dessert: sweet treats include delicious tarts, fudge, crêpes, galettes and more. You’ll be spoilt for choice. The Lunch Market is making several visits to Montgomery Square so there is plenty of time to enjoy the taste sensations each market provides. Look out for the market on the following Wednesdays: 1 June, 6 July, 3 August and 7 September.

POP UP VINTAGE FAIRS AT CANARY WHARF Wednesday 11 May / 10.30am – 6.30pm Cabot Square / Free to Visit

The winners of the Best London Vintage Fair 2013-15 will be bringing their popular vintage market to Canary Wharf once a month from May until September. Pop Up Vintage Fairs London launched back in March 2011 in Hampstead and now regularly pops up in Alexandra Palace and Wilton’s Music Hall. This year the line-up includes a wonderful new outdoor venue right here at Canary Wharf. Scour the stalls at Cabot Square for a fabulous array of hand-picked vintage goodies including ladies and menswear, jewellery, fashion accessories, haberdashery, retro furnishings, collectables and curiosities, all dating from the 1920s–1980s. Don’t forget to put the future dates in your diary – 8 June, 13 July, 10 August and 14 September.

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EVERYTHING BY MY SIDE BY FERNANDO RUBIO Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 June 12.30 / 1.30 / 5.15 / 6.15 FREE but registration is required via A UK theatrical debut presented by LIFT, a Londonwide festival of international performance running 1 June – 2 July, arrives at Canary Wharf on 1 June. In this enticing, dreamlike installation by celebrated contemporary Argentinian artist Fernando Rubio, you are invited to step into bed and listen to long-lost memories of a childhood tale, whispered to you from across the covers. Seen and praised in cities around the world, this immersive experience promises to be a deeply personal encounter in the middle of a bustling hub. Each performance calls for the audience interaction to only be silence and the willingness to be open to the challenging ideas and forms being used. Make a day of it at Canary Wharf and eat at one of the fine restaurants in Crossrail Place such as Sticks‘n’Sushi, Chai Ki or Big Easy. “A dreamy piece of pillow-talk’’ NY Times


Saturday 14 May / 8am-5pm / Bank Street, Canary Wharf Sponsorship required / FREE TO WATCH

Take the plunge on Saturday 14 May by bravely scaling down 50 Bank Street raising valuable funds for The National Autistic Society – the leading UK charity for autistic people and their families providing information, support and pioneering services. The Canary Wharf Abseil is open to anyone over 18 years of age and no previous abseiling experience is required as training is provided on the day by fully qualified instructors. The only requirement is a commitment to raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship for charity and an initial £25 registration fee to secure your place. Book now to avoid disappointment via or visiting To sign up for the What’s On brochure or monthly e-newsletter please email, state your preference and your contact details. For all the latest news from Canary Wharf follow us on Twitter @yourcanarywharf







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he start of April saw the new rules for stamp duty on buy-to-let or second home purchases come into effect. While there had been a lot of discussion about how these would work in practice, it wasn’t until the Chancellor’s budget at the end of March that the final plans were outlined. Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was that largescale investors in rental property would not be exempted from the additional stamp duty levy as it was widely reported they would be. Another key change was the ‘exemption’ window for those buying a new principal residence before selling their previous home. It was thought that the exemption period would be 18 months, whereas in fact it was announced that buyers would have 36 months to sell their previous home. Buyers will still have to pay the additional stamp duty, however, they will have double the amount of time to claim a refund should they sell their previous home.

PROPERTY “The rush by investors to buy before the April 1 buy-to-let stamp duty deadline helped ignite an onward chain reaction; the average price of property coming on to the market is at another all-time high, up by £3,843 to a new record of £307,033, driven by the second-stepper (three or four bedrooms, excluding four-bedroom detached properties) and top-of-theladder sectors of the market, while smaller properties in the first-time buyer/buy-tolet sector see a monthly price drop of 1.4 per cent” –The Rightmove House Price Index April 2016,

On the ground, there was certainly a noticeable uplift in activity On the ground, there was certainly a noticeable uplift in activity as buyers sought to beat the 1 April deadline, and it remains to be seen whether the market stays as buoyant as we head towards the summer. Price growth in prime central London remains relatively flat, but much stronger performance year-onyear has been seen in areas such as Islington, the City, the fringe and the South Bank where demand stays high. This contrasts with areas such as Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Chelsea where price falls have been recorded over the past year. With the London mayoral election and the EU referendum to look forward to this summer, we will have to wait and see the effect that these have on the market, but for now with the sun shining the market is buoyant.

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NEWS HOUSING YOUR WINE If you are a keen wine collector, Spiral Cellars is a way you can make more of a feature out of your collection, however large or small. The company builds a range of storage solutions, from made-to-measure wine wardrobes for smaller spaces and feature wine walls, to larger wine rooms and full cellars fitted under any ground floor. As well as building the cellar and optimising the humidity and temperature, Spiral Cellars can also help you keep track of your bottles via Spiral Library – specialised software that helps you manage your portfolio online, from when the wines need to be drunk to tasting notes and market data – and provide storage tips. Lucy Hargreaves, managing director of Spiral Cellars, suggests budgeting for additional insurance and security costs as well as keeping an eye on the market via wine reports, such as those from Tim Atkin, Master of Wine at – if investing, rather than pure enjoyment, is the key focus of your collection. Prices from £12,000 for a wine wardrobe,

IN THE NAVY Gingerlily has been creating its luxurious silk bed linen, bedding, nightwear and accessories for more than a decade. Today, the British silk experts present Geometric Navy, a contemporary, masculine new collection that brings a touch of nautical to the bedroom. Made from the finest Mulberry silk, to promote natural, healthy sleep, the collection features a sophisticated jacquard woven print appearing on the indigo duvet cover and pillowcases, while matching blue embroidery adorns the complementary crisp white pillowcases. Prices range from £28 to £477 for the new Geometric Navy bed linen collection.


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


he new tax year has started positively and, with a new wave of relocation into the City, the lettings market feels busier than it has done over the last few months. We have now found tenants for many of the prime houses that had been vacant for months but in turn we have a shortage of properties over £1,000 per week with many corporate applicants disappointed with the lack of choice in the market.

Stamp Duty Land Tax for buy-to-let properties has now been introduced The new tax year has also brought many changes to legislation for lettings agents and landlords. A few could have a dramatic effect on the lettings market, which will become clear over the next few months. The main change is the higher rates of SDLT – the new Stamp Duty Land Tax for buy-to-let properties has now been introduced and a surcharge of three per cent will be payable on all buy-to-let properties and second homes. Some heads of agencies are expecting this to diminish supply levels and send private sector rents through the roof. I do not see this affecting the Islington market immediately as stock levels from completed new developments are at an all-time high and will continue to supply the market over the next six to 12 months. However, we may see a reduction in properties coming on to the market in the more traditional period houses or developments, thus increasing these rents as demand continues to grow throughout the busy summer months. Further regulation of the buy-to-let mortgage market will also be finalised later in the year, which could tighten up lenders’ lending criteria and some landlords may find it harder to expand their portfolio, so this may have an effect on the levels of stock that we see coming on to the market.

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Parkview Apartments, PoplarWharf E14 E14 Anchorage Point, Nr Canary new apartment located on the fifteenth floor, providing far-reaching views. A brand stunning duplex penthouse apartment with sweeping river views. 3 bedrooms, 3 Bedroom, bathrooms,bathroom, open plan kitchen, balcony, concierge, communal terrace. Approximately 50.56 reception room, dining room, kitchen, 3 terraces, concierge, privateroof parking. EPC: D. Approximately sq m (544 ft). Leasehold 172.9 sq msq (1,862 sq ft). Share of Freehold Office: 020 Office: 0203641 36416112 6112

Guide price: £525 per week

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Guide price: £525 per week Modern and light third floor flat in a desirable block. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, 2 balconies, parking space and estate manager. EPC: C. Approximately 61 sq m --> China Court, Wapping E1W Guide price: £1,700,000 £575,000 (663 sq ft). Available furnished. Guide price: £1,475,000 Modern and light third floor flat in a desirable block. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, 2 balconies, parking space estate manager. EPC: C. Approximately 61 sq m Pan South Quay E14and Warehouse W, Royal Docks, E16 New Peninsula, Providence Wharf, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Office: 020 Office: 020 8166 5369 (663 sq ft). Available furnished. A beautifully presented duplex apartment with views towards Wharf,and the River offeringapartment fantastic views over theCanary River O2 Arena. A beautifully beautifullypresented presentedapartment, three bedroom with stunning RiverThames Thames views. 3 Thames 2 reception rooms, kitchen, terrace, 3 and the City 2 bedrooms, 2room, bathrooms, Offering bedroom, bathroom, reception room,kitchen, kitchen, concierge, leisure facilities. bedrooms, 3skyline. bathrooms, reception 2balcony, balconies, concierge, private parking. Office: 020 Office: 020concierge, 8166 5369 balconies, EPC: C.ft).Approximately Approximately 113 sq mprivate (1,217 sq ft). EPC: D.sq Leasehold EPC: C. Approximately 153.4 parking. m (1,652 Leasehold. 166.36 sq m (1,791 sq ft). 6112 Office: 020 3641 Office: 6112 Office: 020 0203641 3641 6112

Guide £550 per week £565,000 Guide price: price: £700,000

Hermitage Court, E1W E14 Phoenix Heights, Isle of Dogs E14 Boardwalk Place, NrWapping Canary Wharf

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New Providence Wharf, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Rogers Court, Westferry E14

price: £550 per week A Guide superbly presented apartment sale on twelfth floor22of Phoenix 2 bathrooms, Stunning contemporary flatwith withfor views of the Tower Bridge. bedrooms, flat, offering fantastic views over2 the River Thames. A beautifully bright two presented bedroom apartment with courtyard view. bedrooms, A well presented apartment dock views. 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, Heights East. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, balcony.porter. EPC: reception/dining room, kitchen, underground parking and daytime C. bathroom, Bedroom, reception room,balcony, kitchen,concierge, balcony, concierge, leisure bathroom, reception room, kitchen, parking. EPC: C. reception room, kitchen, balcony, concierge, parking. EPC: C. Court, Wapping Hermitage Guide price: £2,500,000 Available furnished.  furnished. EPC: B. Approximately 72(910 sq m sq E1W ft). facilities. EPC: C. Approximately sq m (531 sq ft). Leasehold Approximately 64.2 sq m (691 sq49.3 ft). Leasehold Approximately 84.5 sq m sq(775 ft). Leasehold. Stunning contemporary flat with views of Tower Bridge. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Office: 020 Office: 020 8166room, 5369 reception/dining kitchen,Quay underground C.020 3641 6112 Pan South E14 parking and daytime porter. EPC: Office:Peninsula, 020 3641 3641 6112 Office: Office: 020 6112 Available furnished.  furnished. A grand three bedroom apartment located on the forty-fourth floor with spectacular panoramic bathrooms, 2 views across London. London. 3 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 terraces, 2 Office: 020 Office: 020 8166 5369 balconies, concierge, private private parking. parking. EPC: C. Approximately 225.57 sq m (2,428 sq ft).

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New Providence Wharf, Isle ofSouth DogsQuay E14 E14 Discovery Dock Apartments,

A three stunning four bedroom penthouse apartment occupying the 3thirtyninth andA fourtieth withinwith modern floors apartment providing superb3River Thames views. 2 bedrooms, bedroom apartment with fantastic river views. 3 bedrooms, Penthouse apartment dock views. bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, stylish eighteenth floor apartment offering fantastic views of West India 360 degree views across London. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 2 bathrooms, reception kitchen,concierge, 2 balconies, parking,spaces. concierge. bathrooms, reception room,Wapping kitchen, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. reception room, kitchen,room, 3 balconies, 2 parking Dock. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, parking, concierge. Court, E1W Hermitage Guide 7 price: £2,950 per week terraces, balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Available or unfurnished. EPC: C. Approximately sq ft). Approximately 162.2 sq 147 mflat (1,746 ft). Available furnished. Approximately 90.5 166.9sqsqmm(974 (1,797 sqLeasehold ft). Available furnished. EPC: B. Approximately sqwith m sq (1,582 sqofft). Leasehold Guide price: £595,000 Stunning contemporary views Tower Bridge. 2 bedrooms,furnished 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen,Quay underground C. Pan South E14 parking and daytime porter. EPC: Office: 020 3641 9294 Office: 020 3641 6112 Office:Peninsula, 020 3641 9294 9294 6112 furnished.  Available furnished. Cascades Tower, Westferry Road E14 A stunning four bedroom penthouse apartment occupying the thirtyninth and fourtieth floors with Fantastic apartment located on the eleventh floor with stunning views towards Canary Wharf 360 degree Office: 020 5369 London. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 Office: 020 views 8166 across skyline. 2concierge, bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, balcony,furnished leisure facilities, parking. balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Available or unfurnished. terraces,2 7bedrooms, balconies, private parking. C. Available EPC: C. Approximately 66.3 sq m (713 sq ft). Leasehold: approximately 96 years remaining. Canary Wharf Lettings - March 24/02/2016 15:17:23

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How is the central London development market performing at the moment? In our latest central London residential development market update, we predict that new development supply will continue to slow as a result of significant changes made recently by the Government. While the number of units under construction in central London continued to climb during 2015 – with a 28 per cent increase in the last year and ten per cent growth in H2 2015 – there are signs that this activity is beginning to plateau. The number of new unit starts in H2 2015 were lower than in H1, suggesting developers are beginning to slow their rate of delivery. Furthermore, and perhaps most significantly, the number of units seeking planning permission declined by 27 per cent during the second half of last year compared with H1 2015, suggesting that developers are set to slow future development rates. This looks worrying at a time when new housing needs to increase rather than fall. However, this has clearly been a reaction by developers to the recent political uncertainty, higher tax regime and slower sales market. The sales market had already been easing prior to the Autumn Statement in November, announcing that investors and second home buyers would have to pay an additional three per cent stamp duty on purchases from April 2016, but this has further dampened London residential demand.

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How are house prices responding to the current market dynamics? Price movements across London have been mixed over the past year and during Q1 2016, and while values have increased by 0.2 per cent during Q1 2016 across central London as a whole, this masks a 0.3 per cent fall in core markets and a 0.7 per cent increase in outer core markets. Broadly speaking, lower value and outer core submarkets have experienced stronger price growth compared with higher value core locations. The east area continues to demonstrate the strongest price growth, seeing seven per cent in the year to Q1 2016, while the more expensive central submarkets such as Central West and the West End have experienced average price falls of 5.3 per cent and 2.9 per cent respectively. Developers are experiencing varying degrees of success with their schemes, directly related to location and price point, and are largely adjusting to the current market conditions. Developments in outer core submarkets are still selling well, with pricing usually in the £400-£800 psf range, as

too are the lower-priced units in the less expensive core markets, especially where developers are open to negotiation. Market conditions are highly locationdependent – outer core markets where pricing is lower and buyers are largely domestic owner-occupiers will continue to perform well; markets more reliant on investor demand are proving more sensitive, with developers and buyers jockeying for position. The EU Referendum is exerting additional uncertainty and the outcome of the vote in June will be a key factor as to how the market performs in the latter half of 2016. If the UK elects to exit the EU, a period of conjecture and debate will ensue. The upshot for the central London residential development market will not necessarily be weaker in the long term but it will undoubtedly mean reduced activity and pricing in the short term with a less certain medium-term prognosis. However, if the vote is to stay in, normal service will resume almost immediately. This still means that location, pricing and stamp duty effects will be key determinants, but we expect a sound, safe and highly sought-after London residential market will re-emerge once the dust settles and the market has adjusted to the new tax regime.


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Beyond your expectations

Pan Peninsula, E14 An exquisite and rarely available penthouse with panoramic views from 3 separate aspects across London which are enhanced by 7 private balconies. The apartment is finished to an exceptionally high-specification throughout. Facilities for residents including: 24 hour concierge; cinema; sizeable & very well-equipped gym; a 16 metre swimming pool; Jacuzzi & sauna; & a 48th floor cocktail bar. The property is offered chain-free with 2 valet parking spaces. EPC: C

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Over 3000 Sq ft Penthouse 2 Reception Rooms 3 Bedrooms 7 Private Balconies 24 Hour Concierge 2 Parking spaces

South Colonnade, E14 A rarely available development opportunity for sale with pp to extend the current property from circa 1600 sq.ft to circa 3300 sq.ft to incorporate 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, media room, gym/hobby room, roof terrace with panoramic canary Wharf to City skyline views and an additional. No Chain. EPC: TBC

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Barking Road, E16 ÂŁ475 per week Stunning two bedroom apartment located on the 18th floor of this desirable development offering unrivalled urban views. EPC: B

Baltimore Wharf, E14 ÂŁ1,450 per week A simply stunning three bedroom penthouse apartment with wrap around terrace, 24 hour concierge and secure underground parking. EPC: C

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Upper North Street, E14 ÂŁ575 per week New build three bedroom furnished apartment in this new development close to the amenities of Canary Wharf. EPC: B

Cassilis Road, E14 ÂŁ370 per week A one bedroom apartment in a secure gated development with 24 concierge service. EPC: C

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Landmark East Tower, Docklands, E14 One bedroom apartment

A luxury one bedroom apartment located on the 31st floor of this modern development right on the door step of Canary Wharf. The property is offered fully furnished and boasts a marble finished bathroom, fully fitted open-plan kitchen/ living area with stunning East-facing views of Canary Wharf and the O2 arena. Further benefits include a 24

hour concierge service and leisure facilities. The development is within walking distance to Canary Wharf’s shops and amenities as well as great transport links including Jubilee underground station and DLR.

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Jefferson Building, Docklands, E14 Two bedroom apartment

With West-facing views over the River Thames is this two bedroom apartment set in one the most popular private residential developments in E14. An extremely well-presented apartment located on the 4th floor offers a reception room with Juliette balcony facing the river, separate kitchen, en-suite shower room to the master bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is

available to let on a fully furnished basis. The Millennium Harbour development is situated within 400 metres of the Canary Wharf business estate and offers a 24 hour concierge service, gymnasium, spa and secure covered parking.

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Ferguson Close, Docklands E14 Two bedroom apartment

This spacious apartment has stunning direct views over the River Thames and is offered with two allocated parking spaces. Benefiting further from two double bedrooms, living room which leads to a Juliette balcony overlooking the Thames, fitted kitchen and bathroom suite. The property is offered on a chain free basis.

Located only a few minutes’ walk to Mudchute and Island Gardens DLR stations which are both only a few stops to the Canary Wharf business estate with all its shops and amenities. Lease remaining: 139 years

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Parkview Apartments, Poplar E14 A selection of one and two bedroom apartments A selection of brand new spacious apartments finished to a high specification in this purpose built development in Langdon Park, E14. The apartments benefit from an open-plan reception/ kitchen area which leads to a private balcony with far reaching views. Further benefits include double bedrooms with an en suite bathroom to master bedrooms.

Parkview Apartments is situated only a few minutes’ walk from Langdon Park DLR station, with only four stops to Canary Wharf station with its an array of shops, restaurants and the Jubilee line underground station, providing excellent transport links to the City.

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


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


he sales market is currently undergoing a period of transition due to very recent changes to stamp duty. With the Brexit issue also now looming, further questions are being raised. There are always periods like this where a few hurdles need to be negotiated, and the resulting changes in the market can have both positive and negative effects. Crossrail for example has been a major factor in the increase in house prices in certain parts of London, plus low interest rates are also still very appealing for first-time buyers. The ‘help to buy’ scheme has also helped thousands of buyers around the UK. The property industry always has to balance itself out in order to move forwards. Landlords may be facing a difficult time ahead, whether based in the UK or overseas, as changes to tax relief and the wear and tear allowance will see the gradual erosion of the profit that comes out of their monthly rental income. Brexit is, however, the hot topic of conversation and it would seem that many buyers and vendors are sitting on the fence until they have a clearer understanding of if we are to remain part of Europe or not. Put all of these factors together and what do we see? With the experience of working in the property industry for almost 20 years, one thing is certain; the market will always bounce back, meaning property is still the number one investment within the UK. Capital growth has always been the main attraction when buying a property as a home or for an investment and most importantly we all need somewhere to live.

fter the sudden rush of activity prior to the 1 April – brought on by the impending increase in stamp duty levy for investors and second home owners – the residential sales market now seems to be at a stalemate. Many home owners – and those wishing to become home owners – are sitting on their hands until the result of the referendum vote at the end of June is known. Many polls are suggesting the outcome is by no means a certainty and this is causing people to pause their moving decision until after the vote. When macroeconomic conditions create this kind of uncertainty, it normally leads to a bottle neck of demand and in turn, activity. With this in mind, it is highly likely we will see an incredibly busy period of transactions in the housing market in the third and fourth quarters of the year. Despite the dip in demand from investors after the increased taxation laws, the demand from first-time purchasers is expected to continue to increase and this will likely account for any void created by the reduction in investment purchasers. Although activity in sales transactions is temporarily stalling, the lettings market continues to remain bullish. This time of year is historically the start of the busy season for rental transactions. The supply of tenants looking for short term accommodation is not unduly affected by wider political concerns in the same way the sales market is. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of the Brexit vote will be and furthermore to see the tangible effect on the UK housing market.

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• Modern and spacious open plan living • Private balconies with views across the River Thames, Canary Wharf and the City • Business centre, gym, spa & swimming pool • Exclusive residents’ Sky lounge located on the 43rd floor • 24h concierge • Canary Wharf for DLR, Jubilee Line and Crossrail • Blackwall for DLR • 10 minutes via DLR to London City Airport


HEAD OFFICE T 020 7118 0200 E


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WAPPING LANE T 020 7118 0300 E

NINE ELMS T 020 7481 0600 E


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Capital Wharf, West Wapping Wellington Terrace, Wapping E1WE1W


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China Court, West Wapping Tudor House, Tower Bridge, SE1 E1W £1,595,000 ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 3rd floor 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom modern built apartment within this popular West Wapping development.The apartment 6thhas floor luxury 2 Double 2 Bathrooms, Open Planwork Reception balcony. Master en-suite been upgraded to a highBedrooms, standard to include marble tiling, granite surfaces Room, and fully large integrated appliances. Thebedroom apartment with comprises of a spacious lounge with andfully walk in wardrobe. Modern Integrated Balcony, 24shower Hour Porter by Harrods fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, en-suiteKitchen, bathroom and family room. Floor to ceiling Estates, windows.Residents Video-entryGymnasium, phone system.Swimming Allocated parking space. On-site caretaker. to St Katharine’s Dock,Wapping station and Tower Hill stations. Pool, Lifts toClose all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance to London Bridge.


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Discovery Walk, Wapping E1W

Hermitage Waterside, West Wapping E1W

Overground and close to Waitrose. Rental Price: £430 Per Week

Rental Price: £630 Per Week

Bernard Baron House, Aldgate E1

Codling Close, West Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ea2 estate agency are pleased to offer this spacious one bedroom top floor modern apartment within this popular West Wapping development.The apartment benefits penthouse duplex apartment. Situated opposite the historic grade 1 listed warehouse Roding Mews, Wapping perSecure week from a separate fully fitted kitchen, reception and balcony £1,300 with basin views. within Tobacco Dock. Open plan kitchen, E1W reception with laminated wood flooring ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a underground parking space. Close to Tower Hill Stations and St Katharines Dock. throughout. Ideally situated for the city commuter, within close proximity to Wapping very unique property andlight hasrailway viewsand over the canal. suit 6 professional people. Close to Tower Hill and Wapping station and Shadwell Docklands Shadwell railwayWould station.Available now.

Ea2 estate agents are pleased to offer to rent this 2 double bedroom modern end ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this one bedroom apartment in this secure period terrace house with further study room within the West Wapping Canalside location. converted school. Close proximity of Aldgate East Tube, the City and Liverpool Street. The property benefits from a fitted kitchen, reception with dining area,per first floor This modern property offersDocklands good size accommodation Cascades Tower, E14 throughout. Fitted kitchen. £500 week bathroom and garden, Laminated wooda flooring, Off Street parking. Close to Tower Reception. bedroom.11th Double glazing. Wood flooring. Porter. 2 double Bathroom. bedroom,Double 2 bathroom floor apartment withinDay this secure modern development. Comprising reception Hill & Wapping also betweenadditional Shadwell and Rotherhithe. Available 20/06/16 Available 17/06/16. room with water/ City views, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & enstation, suite bathroom,

shower room. Balcony. pool, Gymnasium & Tennis court. Concierge. Rental Price: £450 Per Week Rental Price: £375 Swimming Per Week

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HOMES TO VIEW HORSESHOE WHARF SE1 – SHARE OF FREEHOLD £1,750,000 – 2 bedrooms EPC rating: C | Ref: TOW150018



£2,850,000 – 3 bedrooms EPC rating: B | Ref: TOW160040

£900,000 – 2 bedrooms EPC rating: C | Ref: TOW160037

WHEAT WHARF APARTMENTS SE1 – SHARE OF FREEHOLD £1,650,000 – 2 bedrooms EPC rating: D | Ref: TOW150211

TOWER BRIDGE Sales and Lettings 020 7407 3669


£850,000 – 2 bedrooms EPC rating: E | Ref: WAP160041


£1,500,000 £1,500,000 – 4–bedrooms 4 bedrooms EPCEPC rating: rating: TBC TBC | Ref: | Ref: BLK150132 BLK150132

GROVE GROVE HALL HALL SE10 SE10 – SHARE – SHARE OFOF FREEHOLD FREEHOLD £1,500,000 £1,500,000 – 3–bedrooms 3 bedrooms EPCEPC rating: rating: D D | Ref: | Ref: BLK150001 BLK150001

MOLINES WHARF E14 – SHARE OF FREEHOLD £895,000 – 2 bedrooms EPC rating: TBC | Ref: WAP150076

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Oxygen Building ÂŁ3200 PCM Royal Docks


Stunning three bedroom double storey apartment featuring high specification contemporary interiors, large reception room, open plan kitchen, dining and living space with breathtaking views, spacious entrance hall, storage space, grand terrace area, hotel style concierge and parking space. Viewings are highly recommended.

for Sale

Capita Towers, ÂŁ340,000 Stratford


New build 1 bed apartment available in the brand new contemporary development due for completion later this year. Located on the 6th floor, the apartment offers spacious open plan kitchen, modern bathroom, concierge service, fully equipped gymnasium and roof communal gardens. Great investment opportunity. To book a viewing or request more information, contact our dedicated team on 0207 055 8000.

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AGENT FOCUS: KALMARS RESIDENTIAL THE SOUTH LONDON SPECIALISTS Sebastian Kalmar, director of KALMARs Residential, discusses the expanding south London property market and KALMARs’ ambition to lead it


fter 20 years in the City and West End, KALMARs moved to south London in 1986, where the team have dedicated themselves to gaining an exceptional understanding of the area. With the building of The Shard and other significant investment projects in recent years along with whispers of a south Bakerloo line extension and other travel improvements, sound local knowledge is becoming even more crucial to clients looking to navigate the increasingly expensive and complex market. “There have been large increases in prices – some streets in SE1 experienced 17 per cent capital appreciation in one year alone – but the surge in demand is still met with a lack of supply. It means the marketing of even small developments can produce queues of hundreds of buyers, and they will sometimes sell out on the launch day,” says Sebastian, emphasising the rapid increase in the pace of sales, as well as in the type of properties. “When we started working in south London, some of the largest developments were warehouse conversions in Shad Thames or industrial units, but now our clients, including Berkeley Homes, have put together some of the largest development projects in London and in fact Europe, from the Elephant and

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Castle regeneration to the Canada Water Masterplan.” With prices seeing no signs of abating – UK house prices increased overall by 7.9 per cent in the year to January 2016 according to the Office for National Statistics’ House Price Index released in March – the pressure to invest money successfully or sell at the best possible price, is one KALMARs does its best to relieve. “Since selling a property is a very important transaction for all parties, we have a dedicated team member focused on marketing each property or helping with every search. It gives our customers someone they can build a relationship with, and by having most of our team living and working in south London – we are fully committed to the area,” adds Sebastian, and with its staff spending on average eight years with the company, it seems the team feel the same way. As well as high expectations for service, Sebastian suggests that a rising list of demands is becoming

more common. “Over recent years the specifications have greatly improved, with developments we are handling now featuring very high-end components like iPad controls, German Poggenpohl kitchens, designer Tom Dixon lighting and Villeroy & Boch bathrooms.” And KALMARs has every intention of meeting each and every client’s expectations. “We want to be easily accessible within the areas we know and love so our plan is to have five offices across south London. The first part of this expansion is already under way with our team working to open a residential office in Bermondsey later this year.” It may be an ambitious expansion plan, but it is one that demonstrates the agency’s belief in the prospering of the area in a concrete way, and one that may see the south London property market having trouble keeping up with KALMARs. KALMARs Residential, Jamaica Wharf, 2 Shad Thames, SE1; 020 7403 0600;


Maze Hill SE10 Spacious & extended five bedroom detached house with direct views towards Royal Greenwich Park.

Guide £1,500,000 F/H Five bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Two receptions


West Greenwich Office 020 8858 9911

St Johns Park SE3 An impressive spacious top floor conversion situated in a beautiful semi-detached Victorian home.

Price £575,000 L/H Two bedrooms

One bathroom

One reception


Blackheath Standard Office 020 8858 6101

The Property Experts


Belmont Grove SE13

Southbrook Road SE12

Impressively proportioned 1920s house, features include new bathroom, garage and large garden.

Superb extended family home with many period features. South facing garden, conservation area.

Price £975,000 F/H

Price £1,350,000 F/H

Three bedrooms

One bathroom

Five bedrooms

One bathroom

Two receptions


Two receptions


Blackheath Village Office 020 8318 1311

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Earlswood Street SE10 Beautiful two bedroom cottage with many original features. Presented in pristine decorative order.

Price £640,000 F/H Two bedrooms

One bathroom

One reception


East Greenwich Office 020 3846 1414

40 yEarS in propErty

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

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

Randall Place SE10

Adagio Point SE8

Burnt Ash Hill SE12

Immaculate and well presented two bedroom Victorian terraced house close to central Greenwich.

Fabulous top floor apartment with stunning views of the Thames and the London skyline.

Newly refurbished spacious Victorian top floor apartment, close to Lee train station, unfurnished.

£2,000 PCM

£2,400 PCM

£1,200 PCM

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER D

3 bedrooms • 1 reception • 2 bathrooms • EER D

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER D

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Dacre Park SE13

Pelton Road SE10

Gibson Street SE10

Spacious ground floor flat with a private entrance, approximately half mile from Blackheath village.

Stunning and contemporary new build house finished to a high specification with a courtyard garden.

Fantastic duplex period apartment ideally located in Greenwich just a short stroll from the river.

£1,250 PCM

£1,750 PCM

£1,550 PCM

1 bedroom • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER C

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER B

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER E

Blackheath Village Office 020 8318 1311

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

Weyman Road SE3

Coleraine Road SE3

Kidbrooke Grove SE3

Newly refurbished semi-detached house situated on one of Blackheath’s most sought after roads.

End-of-terrace house situated in the heart of Westcombe Park conservation area.

A period conversion offered in pristine condition. Communal garden and a short walk to the village

£1,650 PCM

£1,750 PCM

£2,275 PCM

3 bedrooms • 2 receptions • 1 bathroom • EER E

3 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER C

2 bedrooms • 1 reception • 1 bathroom • EER D

Blackheath Standard Office 020 8858 6101

Blackheath Standard Office 020 8858 6101

Blackheath Village Office 020 8318 1311

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

The Property Experts



fOR PRIvaTe ReNT Situated in the heart of Lewisham town centre, a selection of brand new studios, and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, including a limited amount of unique ‘pods’. Studios from £1,050 pcm 2 beds from £1,425 pcm 1 beds from £1,250 pcm 3 beds from £1,900 pcm

To make an appointment to view, please contact:

020 8315 6917

Thurston Point, Lewisham SE13 7SH

Beckenham 020 8663 4433 Bromley 020 8315 5544

Farnborough Park BR6

Chislehurst 020 8295 4900 Locksbottom 01689 882 988

£1,899,950 F/H

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

Contact Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Beckenham BR3

£1,500,000 F/H

This elegant 1930s family home boasts an impressive 2,463 sqft of accommodation and occupies a generous plot on one of Beckenham’s finest roads. • Four Double Bedrooms • Beautiful Rear Garden

• Carriage Driveway • Energy Efficiency Rating E

Contact Beckenham 020 8663 4433

Orpington 01689 661 400 West Wickham 020 8432 7373

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Five Bedrooms Cinema Room High Specification Fitted Kitchen Energy Efficiency Rating C

Sevenoaks TN14

£1,650,000 F/H

Stunning detached home situated in sought after Shoreham, encircled by its own stream and offering approx. 3,916 sqft of spacious accommodation. • Six Bedrooms • Stunning Fitted Kitchen

• Detached Residence • Energy Efficiency Rating E

Contact Orpington 01689 661 400 A member of

The Acorn Group, incorporating:


EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH EVENT HOSTED AT GARDEN HOUSE, KENSINGTON GARDENS SQUARE THURSDAY 12TH MAY 4–8PM A COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF A UNIQUE PERIOD BUILDING ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOM LUXURY APARTMENTS FOR SALE • Direct access to Kensington Gardens Square • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom newly refurbished, luxury apartments • Located in Zone 1, just moments from Hyde Park, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill and Portobello Road • Excellent transport links, including Bayswater and Queensway underground stations just 5 minutes walk, will be further enhanced with the arrival of Crossrail services from nearby Paddington Station in 2018 • 24 hour concierge • 999 year lease ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW OPEN DAY: SATURDAY 14TH MAY 10AM–5PM 1 BEDROOM FROM £1,000,000* 2 BEDROOM FROM £2,000,000* FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

CARSTEN SWIFT: 020 7861 1368

HOLLY RHODES: 020 7087 5111


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Trinity Tower, Lanterns Way, Canary Wharf E14 •

1108 sq ft

24 hour concierge

14th floor apartment

Residents gym

Panoramic views

• Secure underground parking

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


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Empire Reach, 4 Dowells Street, Greenwich, London SE10 • 1,250 sq ft (approx.)

• Moments from historic Greenwich Village

• Duplex penthouse over 8th and 9th floor

• Short walk from Cutty Sark DLR station connecting to Canary Wharf and The City

• Allocated parking space

For more information call our Greenwch branch on: 020 8418 3609

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£500 pw | £2,167 pcm


Beacon Point, 12 Dowells Street SE10 • Private balconies with stunning river views

• On-site Waitrose & Costa Coffee

• 725 sq ft (approx.)

• 2 minute walk from Cutty Sark DLR station/Thames clipper with good links to Central London

• 24 hour on-site concierge


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For more information call our Greenwich branch on: 020 8418 3609



£825 pw | £3,575 pcm


Trinity Tower, Lanterns Court, Canary Wharf E14 •

1643 sq ft

Amazing views of Canary Wharf and The City

15th floor apartment

Resident only gym

Secure underground parking

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

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A new gallery now open in fashionable Marylebone is unmissable; but to visit this venue at The Chilterns, on Chiltern Street, you’ll need to buy a property there – and just three apartments remain, each designed by Rabih Hage. As a resident, you’ll have exclusive access to the gallery, displaying large-scale works by iconic photographer David Bailey, and there’s a five-star concierge, private spa, gymnasium and cinema. Minutes from Mayfair and the Regent’s Park, Chiltern Street has fabulous boutiques and restaurants, including the celebrated A-list Chiltern Firehouse - all on your gallery’s doorstep. For more information about The Chilterns or to arrange a private appointment, please contact Oksana d’Offay on +44 (0)20 8418 1070 or email

Iconic riverfront location Your dream urban lifestyle is within reach. Set right on the Thames waterfront, opposite the O2 Arena and a short walk from Canary Wharf, this superb new development offers every modern comfort in a fantastic location.

Stunning one, two & three bedroom Shared Ownership apartments, E14. Launching Saturday 7th May

For more information: T: 020 3813 9366 or


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Drayton Place is ideally located in thriving West Ealing, in and amongst a host of leafy parks, local pubs and cosy cafés. The 2 & 3 bedroom apartments benefit from a balcony, terrace or garden – a rare luxury in London – and overlook the park or landscaped courtyard.


020 8018 7100 DRAYTONPLACE.CO.UK Photography of the show home at Drayton Place * Prices correct at the time of going to print April 2016. † Travel times are from West Ealing Station and sourced from



Beachfront homes for ÂŁ485,000 Just 90 minutes from London, The Beach Houses offer a totally unique development of just 11 two bedroom, contemporary beachfront homes overlooking stunning Westbrook Bay, Margate. With uninterrupted sea views along the Kent Coast, these homes are a modern retreat and are the perfect seaside getaway to enjoy with family and friends. A development by

Come and see us +44 (0)1227 451123

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Currently there are numerous new developments on the edge of the river. ONLY ONE HAS THE EDGE THAT MATTERS MOST. Exceptional apartments & penthouses within Wapping Wall Conservation Area and adjacent overground connections - minutes from Canary Wharf & The City.

MARKETING SUITE OPEN FOR VIEWING • 020 3770 6311 • Averages quoted are calculated from price list availability obtained from selected developments. Correct at time of going to press.


In Recent Developments From one of the capital’s most talked-about regenerations, to the daring design of a new London landmark, we put the spotlight on three new-build properties promising to turn a profit. All that’s left to decide is north, south, east or west?

LOMBARD WHARF Barratt London’s Lombard Wharf is a landmark 28-storey twisting tower in Battersea on the banks of the Thames. Designed by renowned architects, Patel Taylor, the balconies incorporate a two-degree twist as they rise up the tower, creating an optical illusion of movement. Comprising 135 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, Lombard Wharf boasts an impressive double-height glazed residential lobby, a 7,470 sq ft riverfront retail unit and a generous public plaza. Residents of Lombard Wharf will also benefit from a fitness suite and 24-hour concierge, while each apartment is finished to the highest specification, with

designer German units and AEG integrated appliances in the kitchens, while bathrooms feature Grohe brassware and designer sanitaryware. Located just a short walk from Battersea Park and Battersea Village Square, Lombard Wharf also puts you in easy reach of Kensington and Chelsea, just across the river. Wandsworth Council has also granted permission for a Diamond Jubilee Bridge, which will eventually link Lombard Wharf with Imperial Wharf overground station, which is a mere 600m away.

From £600,000 for a one-bedroom apartment

Lombard Wharf SW11 0844 811 4334

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ROYAL ALBERT WHARF Notting Hill Sales has launched the first phase of private sale homes at its largest development to date, Royal Albert Wharf. The first phase of this new waterside neighbourhood, beside the Royal Docks, comprises 350 new homes, as well as more than 8,000 sq m of mixed non-residential space. The range of one-, two- and three-bedroom waterfront apartments and duplexes available for sale have been designed using a varied selection of textured bricks, with large recessed windows to flood interiors with light; deep balconies to offer residents private outdoor space; and special metalwork detailing to give each building its own character. Royal Albert Wharf forms part of a wider regeneration of the Royal Docks, which is set to create more than 9,000 homes by 2027.

CITY WHARF The second phase of Fabrica’s City Wharf has now launched, setting a new benchmark in quality and lifestyle for Zone 1 waterside living. As a low-rise development overlooking Regent’s Canal, The Merchant Building comprises a boutique collection of 64 design-conscious studios: one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with low-maintenance yet high-specification interiors that have been designed to echo the area’s industrial heritage. The open-plan living areas benefit from floor-to-ceiling glazing, while flexible floorplans offer adaptable living space. Kitchens come complete with a wine fridge, stone worktops and integrated Siemens appliances. Other features include underfloor heating, video door entry and a 24-hour on-site concierge. Located within walking distance of London’s financial centre and business districts, City Wharf also boasts close proximity to Angel and Old Street underground stations. Residents can also look forward to the imminent arrival of a direct link from nearby Farringdon to Heathrow Airport in 2018.

From £330,000 for a one-bedroom apartment

From £595,000 for a one-bedroom apartment

City Wharf, N1 020 3642 8973

Royal Albert Wharf, E14 020 7531 2500


LIVE TA L L One of the tallest residential towers in Europe, South Quay Plaza has much to offer. With a unique combination of spectacular London views, eye-catching architecture and first class amenities; all built and designed with the exceptional quality that naturally comes with a Berkeley home, South Quay Plaza isn’t just about living up high. It’s about living tall.

Prices from £690,000. For more information, call 020 3811 1680. Sales and Marketing Suite open daily from 10am to 6pm. Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

Prices and details correct at time of going to press. Computer generated images depict South Quay Plaza and are indicative only.

Canary Wharf Magazine May 2016  
Canary Wharf Magazine May 2016  

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