Canary Wharf Magazine May 2017

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Designers pay tribute to spring's coolest colour, plus style updates from Massimo Dutti and The Kooples

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Elle Macpherson and Psycle CEO Rhian Stephenson on the business of wellness

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espite the dismal scene outside my window, and the fact that I am still loathe to leave the house without my winter coat, summer is fast approaching. Now is the time we can start

looking forward to summer holidays, summer fashion and summer events, and here at Canary Wharf, we’re going to prepare you for the

season in style. Thoughts of holidays inevitably turn to beaches, beachwear, and

contents editor’s picks... 2 0 wonder woman Supermodel Elle

looking good in said beachwear. One woman who has never had this

Macpherson talks beauty,

problem is supermodel-turned-businesswoman Elle Macpherson.

London and her best advice

We talk to her on page 20 about life beyond the catwalk and the secret to looking fabulous in your 50s. If you are looking to get into shape for the holiday season, turn to

4 8 being balenciaga We take a closer look at the

page 70 and meet Psycle CEO Rhian Stephenson, whose unique brand

V&A’s exhibition devoted

of spin class has us hooked. Alternatively, look further afield with our

to the Spanish designer

round-up of the world’s finest wellness retreats on page 88. As always, Canary Wharf presents no shortage of fashion

6 2 made up to

inspiration, as we get lessons on poolside chic from Orlebar Brown

sweat out

and speak to the brothers behind The Kooples on pages 52 and 54.

The secrets to pulling off

Now, all we need is the sunshine.

the ‘no make-up make-up’ look at the gym

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77 c unning cabriolet The Audi S5 soft-top;

fitness news TECH news

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life & Style

25 f lying colours 26 jewellery news 28 baselworld 2017

37 f ollow suit 4 0 a study in pink

81 start your engines

An homage to spring’s

most covetable colour

6 6 A breath of

fresh air

Boys: the scents you

A classic car rally

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Editor Katy Parker

contributing e ditors Olivia Sharpe Richard Brown

d eput y e ditor Charlotte Phillips

a ssistant e ditor

Daniel Nadel

Scarlett Russell

London-based photographer

Scarlett Russell is a British

Daniel bought his first camera

freelance journalist who

when travelling the world at 18. He

specialises in celebrity interviews,

has since worked with clients and

film, TV, culture, lifestyle and

magazines including Elle, Net-a-

travel. She has written for

Chantal Lascelles

Porter and The Observer. In our

Glamour, Cosmopolitan and

fashion shoot this month – also

Condé Nast Traveller. This month,


depicted on the cover – he has

she takes a look at the new

Laddawan Juhong

captured pink, pink and more pink.

Balenciaga exhibit at the V&A.

Joann Khatib

Motoring Editor Matthew Carter

art e ditor

Ge n eral Manag e r Fiona Smith

P roduction Hugo Wheatley Jamie Steele Alice Ford

P rop e rt y D ir e cto R Samantha Ratcliffe

Ex e cutiv e D ir e ctor

Jo Foley

Sophie Roberts

Motoring expert and former editor

Jo Foley has been visiting, reviewing

Editor-in- C hi e f

of Autocar and Classic & Sports Car,

and writing about spas for nearly two

Lesley Ellwood

Matthew Carter Matthew has trialled the new Audi

decades. She slips from ashrams to

S5 Cabriolet for us this May. He likes

wellness retreats, and from fasting

the iPad-esque display for the sat nav

clinics to the most luxurious pleasure

and finds the car excellently crafted

palaces on the planet with ease and

with a serious engine – and as a

a notebook, and if she can have a

bonus, even with the roof down, it’s

Thai massage at the end of a day she

not too noisy.

is truly happy.

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tea party Jo Malone London is famous for being quintessentially British, and this summer it has taken that signature British style one step further with its new range based around tea. The Rare Teas collection is made up of six exceptional colognes, each with its own distinct scent based on exotic and rare teas, from radiant Darjeeling to delectable Oolong Tea. Our firm favourite? The rich and alluring Midnight Black Tea. From £160, Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place

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in the bag Luxury luggage brand TUMI and menswear brand Orlebar Brown have teamed up for the first time to create a range of weekend tote bags. Combining Orlebar Brown’s distinctive style and TUMI’s reputation for high-quality materials, the range showcases contemporary travel at its best. The exclusive fourpiece collection reflects both the brand’s approach to summer dressing, boasting rich colours of navy and khaki, as well as drawing inspiration from Slim Aaron’s iconic pictures of Riviera and Palm Beach life. From £295, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place;

Last month, Bang & Olufsen unveiled the BeoSound Shape: a new wireless speaker system perfectly blending incredible sound with stylish personalised design. The wall-mounted system, which will hit stores in the summer, is made up of hexagonal tiles – each one consisting of speakers, amplifiers and acoustic damper tiles – that can scale to almost any size and configuration. From £3,400, Bang & Olufsen, South Colonnade

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leading the race Links of London’s specially designed Royal Ascot collection launches this month, including extensions to collections such as Sweetie, Narrative and Diamond Essentials. The Diamond Essentials Horseshoe range comes in sterling silver, rose and yellow gold vermeil and is finished with sparkling pavé diamonds. The Narrative collection includes a recessed pattern inspired by the patchwork of the jockeys’ silks. From £40, Links of London, Jubilee Place

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Diptyque has launched a new home diffuser, Le Sablier, named for the time it takes for the fragrance to travel through the glass (an hour). Available in six different fragrances – 34 Boulevard SaintGermain, Baies (Berries), Figuier (Fig tree), Gingembre (Ginger), Fleur d’Oranger (Orange blossom) and Roses – there’s a scent for every season and occasion. £120, Diptyque, Space.NK, Cabot Place

Ashdown OV-1 headphones, £279,

Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath & Shower Gel, £20, Molton Brown, Jubilee Place

Iolanda vase, £18, Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place

king arthur: legend of the sword The legendary tale of King Arthur and the sword is brought to life in an epic fantasy action adventure. The story follows Arthur’s life from the streets to the throne after he famously pulls sword from stone. The film is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie and stars Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana and Oscar nominee Jude Law. In cinemas from 17 May

Ivy and gold Hawley sunglasses, £214, Paul Smith, Cabot Place

Ombra Di Pantera Prosecco, £24.99, Ombra Di Pantera,

Maduraï candle, £78, Cire Trudon, John Lewis; click & collect at Waitrose, Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

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Blue Ginger bangle, £69, Swarovski, Cabot Place

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th e lat e s t BOOKS picture this Edgy and haunting, this collection of images brings together work from a new generation of artists. Using everyday technology such as smartphones and digital cameras, the talented artists have created exciting street photography depicting unstaged moments. 100 Great Street Photographs, £22.50, Prestel, Waterstones, Cabot Place

frame of mind Just last month, independent eyewear brand Ollie Quinn officially launched in the UK and opened its doors in Canary Wharf. Its boutique stores offer a whole range of fashionable frames and stylish sunnies – all at the same price point of £98 – designed in-house and inspired by the brand’s family, friends and staff. While you’re there, book yourself in for an eye test with the highly trained in-store optometrists and make the most of the team of stylists to ensure you find the perfect frame for your face. All frames £98, Ollie Quinn, Jubilee Place

in the write Montblanc has introduced a new collection of writing instruments in collaboration with UNICEF and in support of its education and literacy programmes. The Writing is a Gift collection retains Montblanc’s signature elegance and style, and gives the Montblanc Meisterstück an extra special twist in the form of a blue sapphire embedded in the lid, alongside an alphabetinspired design. From £365, Montblanc, Cabot Place

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cook yourself happy Bestselling cookbook author Pascale Naessens shares her method for staying happy, healthy and slim, through embracing natural, unprocessed foods. More than 60 recipes are presented and her approach has only one rule – no carbohydrates with protein. Eat up. Pure & Simple: A Natural Food Way of Life, £17.99, Abrams & Chronicle Books,

earle of wisdom This month, skincare guru and wellbeing writer Liz Earle presents her book examining the link between the gut and physical and mental health. Providing a six-week, easy-to-follow programme designed to improve your wellbeing from within, the book features 80 easy recipes, simple skincare secrets and tips on making your own probiotic face mask, as well as nutritional advice for those dealing with digestive issues. The Good Gut Guide, £25, Orion Spring,

italian masterpiece This volume explores the rich history of an Italian landmark that dates back to the Roman Empire, and the extraordinary life of its curator: one of the world’s most renowned tycoons, William Waldorf Astor. Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast, £40, Flammarion, click & collect at Waterstones, Cabot Place

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world of wine Roka’s food and wine pairings, held on its Canary Wharf terrace, are a real treat. A bespoke menu of modern Japanese dishes by chef Hamish Brown are matched with wines from around the world to complement the flavours and textures of the food – we loved the offerings from New Zealand in March. The next wine night in Canary Wharf is on 17 May and the theme is Rhône wines, by Florent Lançon and Laurent Courbis. £90 per person, Roka, Park Pavilion

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Vietnamese style Just in time for summer, Canary Wharf has a new outdoor food stand in Reuters Plaza. The healthy Vietnamese street food is prepared quickly and bursting with flavour and the whole menu is MSG-free, with many vegetarian and gluten-free options. The summer rolls are light while the noodle soup is nutritious and filling – it’s a hit at any time of the day. Velo, Reuters Plaza

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Dangerously delicious Dangerous Don is a coffee-infused mezcal. Tasting notes include caramel on the palate and rich dark chocolate on the nose with a subtle, sweet and smoky finish. The mezcal is distilled twice, then steeped in coffee before being redistilled for the third time. It is produced in Santiago Matatlan, through artisanal craftsmanship using Naom Quie organic coffee beans. £59.99, Dangerous Don,

Crusshing it Crussh has new vegan offerings this month. Nutrient-packed ‘Croats’ are a great dairy-free breakfast choice: gluten-free oats, carrots, almond milk, almond butter, walnuts, sultanas and cinnamon soaked overnight. The dairy-, gluten- and refined sugarfree carrot cake energy balls quell our mid-afternoon cravings. From £1.95, Crussh, Jubilee Place

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Wedded (cake) bliss Marks & Spencer’s new line of wedding cakes come in a range of flavours, sizes and finishes – some are even gluten-free. We like the Serene Heart Cake, with a hidden red heart in the top tier, but if you’re partial to Colin the Caterpillar, fear not: Colin the Groom and Connie the Bride are also available to order. From £179, Marks & Spencer, Jubilee Place

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a creamy black sesame truffle sauce; shake tataki; seared salmon bursting with flavour from the kizami wasabi, daikon, cress and ponzu; and edi bites. My personal favourite,

y o u i m m e d i at e ly f e e l y o u ’ r e i n w i t h t h e c o o l c r o w d , s i m p ly b y v i r t u e of being there

these were delicious shrimp tempura with miso aïoli, chilli, lime and coriander. We also opted for some addictive grilled edamame beans.

As for cocktails, the Rozu is a firm summertime favourite, according to

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s ush i surp ris e it’s renowned for its appetising food and chic interiors, and joann khatib discovers that sticks’n’sushi’s r e p u t a t i o n i s w e l l a n d t r u ly d e s e r v e d


our waiter: gin shaken with raspberries, lychee and rose water. It’s fresh, but with a real kick. When it came to our main course, we decided to go for a sharing platter. With 16 pieces of sushi in total, the Mini Maki Maki gave us four rolls, including salmon ceviche and ebi panko. Every one of the sushi rolls had its own distinctive taste, with flavours of soft avocado, tangy

’m by no means a sushi virgin. In fact,

comfy chairs. The striking art and low-

barbecue sauce, succulent tempura

I’m completely enamoured with it,

hanging ceiling lights add to the effect

shrimp, seared salmon and trout roe all

but even so, to say I was blown away

and you immediately feel you’re in with

complementing one another.

by the ever-popular Sticks’n’Sushi in

the cool crowd, simply by virtue of

Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place would be

being there.

an understatement. I naively walked in

The menu is vast and, it must be said,

If you have a sweet tooth, leave room for dessert. They can be ordered in a trio and are too tempting to pass up. The

thinking, ‘How different can this sushi

overwhelming. There are several bite-

vanilla crème brûlée was perfectly done,

really be?’ and was delighted to find that

sized dishes, sushi plates and sharing

despite being a tricky consistency to

‘different’ was just the start of it.

platters filled with fish, chicken, pork,

get right, and the white chocolate balls

beef and vegetarian options, so when

with sweet miso and puffed rice were

Sticks’n’Sushi was founded by half-

we first sat down, my guest and I were


Japanese, half-Danish brothers, I was

hesitant. Luckily, our charming waiter

intrigued. Their Danish background

came to the rescue, explaining the dishes

service at Sticks’n’Sushi captured my full

comes into play more heavily when it

we were curious about and making some

attention. Having it on our doorstep in

comes to the atmosphere. The ultra-

recommendations of his own.

Canary Wharf is definitely a benefit we’ll

Admittedly, when I found out that

trendy decor consists of cool greys, marble countertops and deceptively

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We opted for four starters between us: fried cauliflower, which arrived in

The food, ambience and exceptional

be making the most of. Sticks’n’Sushi, Crossrail Place

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bite to eat Giant Robot opened its doors just last month in Crossrail Place, co-founder Jonathan Downey tells us what it’s all about and why it’s unlike any place you’ve been before

B BOB’s Lobster rolls


rand new to Crossrail Place

spectacular architecture of Crossrail

and launched just last month is

Place and created specifically for the

the outstanding Giant Robot;

venue, and the interior is a mix of

an entire venue dedicated to the best

futuristic design meets Art Deco, with the

that street food has to offer. Founders

addition of incredible views looking over

Jonathan Downey and Henry Dimbleby,

the city. With Giant Robot serving a whole

who have known each other for 10 years,

range of food from lobster and chicken

have proven triumpht with previous

wings to tapas and dumplings, as well as

ventures, so they teamed up to bring

a huge variety of drinks, this is exactly

Canary Wharf a little taste of what they

what Canary Wharf has been waiting for.

do best to create an all-day indoor foodie

Giant Robot, Crossrail Place;

festival. The name was inspired by the


what they do and we like doing things that are different. Street food is popular because it offers people fast, fresh choice. It’s variety and value. It’s food that is now and new. How do you select the stalls? It’s all about the food – are they the absolute best at what they do? Or at least the joint best? Yum Bun, along with Bao, do the best Gua Bao in London and there are

q&a with co-founder jonathan downey

the name was inspired b y t h e s p e c ta c u l a r architecture of crossrail place

thunderbird’s chipuffalo wings

no finer chicken wings than the Chipuffalo at Thunderbird. When it comes to Spanish food in London, it’s between the brilliant

What inspired you to bring the street

Barrafina and the wonderful Jose Pizarro.

food concept to Canary Wharf?

And then there’s BOB’s. I’ve never had a

When we saw the space and the location, we

Lobster Roll quite like the one BOB’s does,

immediately thought we could do something

they are just sensational.

new, unusual, unique and that’s exciting.

Do you plan on taking on more traders?

We’ve created something that doesn’t exist

Potentionally. We want each trader to be

anywhere else in the world yet. There is

able to deliver great food consistently and

already a ton of choice for food in Canary

that takes up space. We already have four

Wharf, and especially at lunchtime. We’re just

large kitchens at Giant Robot, but we may be

adding a bit more to that. We’ve gone big on

able to squeeze in a cart or possibly a small

the drinks too; two large bars with a massive

van. We’ll also be making trader changes

choice of draught craft beers, some of the

every so often to keep things fresh and we’ll

best cocktails we know and a really good

be asking our current line-up to add new

selection of wine.

additions to the menu when they can.

Why did you decide to go with street

What can customers expect when

food as your main concept?

visiting Giant Robot?

Because we love it, we love working with the

Something they’ve never seen before and

street food traders who live and breathe

something different every time.

yum bun’s pork bun

thunderbird’s fried chicken bucket


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wo n der wo ma n More than just ‘The Body’ that graced a record n u mb e r o f S p o r t s I l l u s t r a t e d S w im s u i t I s s u e covers, Elle Macpherson is a business tour de force with a lingerie line and a range of w e l l b e i n g p r o d u c t s u n d e r h e r b e lt . H e r e , s h e reveals her beauty secrets, why she loves l o n d o n a n d h e r g u i lt y p l e a s u r e s w o r d s / e l l e n m i l l a r d & k at y Pa r k e r


t has been reported that Kendall Jenner drinks 12 cups of detox tea a day, Adriana Lima downs a concoction of protein shakes in the weeks leading up to a Victoria’s Secret

show and Naomi Campbell is a fan of juicing. The diet tips of the runway elite range from the dull (steamed vegetables are the side dish du jour) to the downright absurd (baby food, anyone?) and yet there are few who would bypass a chance to know their secrets. With more than 30 years experience in the modelling industry and a figure many would happily succumb to a lifetime of Ella’s Kitchen pouches for, it stands to reason that modelling heavyweight Elle Macpherson would follow a similar regime to her colleagues. Dubbed ‘The Body’ after gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue no less than five times during the 1980s, the now 52-year-old still outshines most on the modelling platform. So it’s refreshing to hear that her guilty pleasures – for which she firmly denies any shame – include dark chocolate, whipped

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Photography: Billie Brand

my vision,” she explains. “Elle Macpherson Body is as much about attitude as it is about lingerie. In essence the brand is defined by dynamic simplicity, an Australian uncontrived cool and a new type of strong sexy.” The range is extensive, including 364 pieces divided into a total of 19 categories. Embroidered balconette bras and silk bodies in jewel tones are on offer alongside lacetrimmed French knickers and comfortable sports bras. “I believe true luxury is comfort and style. My aim was to design the perfect T-shirt bra – which I could never find – and I think that we have achieved it,” Macpherson tells me. “The collection centres around the body; there are contemporary sports-inspired pieces made using microfibre and Air Tech fabric in a selection of bold yet wearable colours. I would say that the bodysuit is the signature piece that will become a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.” She describes her own style as “classic with a twist”, focusing on ease and comfort. “Dressing has to be effortless for me and I tend to have a bit of a uniform to make it easy,” she says. “Feeling good, strong and positive is important to me.” These are the elements that Macpherson drew on

cream, and peanut butter and jam sandwiches. “I also

“Dressing has to be effortless... Feeling good, strong and positive is i m p o r ta n t t o m e ”

when designing the new range, creating it “not only with my teenage daughters or myself in mind, but everyone in between. The Elle Macpherson Body

love Marmite, Vegemite, and English breakfast tea with milk and sugar,” she enthuses.

woman is modern, bold and confident – but she could

“And I love curries, Thai food, Mexican guava and chips.

be any age or shape.”

I also miss Australian Paddle Pops.” It’s a world away from the kale and quinoa that I

And Macpherson’s commitment to making women feel good extends to their insides, too. Her WelleCo

was expecting, but then again Macpherson isn’t your

range of supplements, formulated in collaboration with

average model. After successfully conquering the industry

nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher, is nutrient-rich and

with a string of magazine covers, catwalk shows and

free from synthetic ingredients, promoting a healthy

campaigns, she broke away from her agency Ford

body and mind by balancing the system’s pH levels.

Models in 1994 and set up her own company, Elle

WelleCo’s star product – and a go-to for reams of

Macpherson Inc. Since then she has established

celebrities – is The Super Elixir. This supercharged

a number of business ventures, including a

powder can be added to smoothies or sprinkled on

beauty line that she created in partnership

food and contains ingredients such as Chinese

with Boots, supplement brand WelleCo and a

herbs and shiitake mushrooms – known for their

lingerie collection with Bendon, known as Elle

antioxidant properties – which have an alkalising

Macpherson Intimates.

effect on the body and can lead to a whole host

Last year, the supermodel took the reins

of benefits, including counteracting the signs of

and moved away from licensed brands to

ageing and boosting your metabolism. This sits

set up her very own line of underwear, Elle

alongside a Nourishing Protein powder and the

Macpherson Body. “I felt it was time to step up and create a business that truly encapsulates

new Sleep Welle: a fortified tea with a natural blend of herbs to assist with sleep and anxiety.


Macpherson teamed up with her nutritionist on the venture after experiencing fatigue and sluggishness, despite a healthy lifestyle and a stringent regime of synthetic supplements. Unearthing the problem and balancing her pH levels was, she tells me, a revelation – “I’ll never drink coffee on an empty stomach again” – and now, her mantra is relatively simple: “Drink lots of water and nourish your body properly. I take the Super Elixir Super Greens powder every day; nutrition is the key to a healthy, long life.” Her beauty regime seems to follow a similar beat. “My best advice is to always think of beauty from the inside out – an alkaline and pH-neutral body is a healthier body,” she says.“I also cannot stress the importance of a good night’s

“ M y b e s t a d v i c e i s t o a lw ay s think of beauty from the inside out” sleep enough. I make sure I get seven hours a night and I have a designated routine of bedtime rituals to help me unwind and get the Z’s I need.” Despite moving across the pond, the Aussie admits that she still has a soft spot for London, where she shops for antiques on Pimlico Road, goes salsa dancing on Shaftesbury Avenue and meets for drinks at The Arts Club on Dover Street. “I love London. I always think it looks its best in the sunshine – it doesn’t rain as much as people think!” she jokes. I imagine quiet moments are hard to come by for Macpherson, who seems to be busier than ever creating a name for herself in the notoriously competitive retail industry. She’s not the first model to go from billboard to boardroom and, with a stream of social media-savvy models capturing a new generation, it’s unlikely she’ll be the last. What makes Macpherson stand out from the crowd is her determination to be more than just a face of a brand. While she cites “great teams, co-dreamers and cooperation” as key to her various businesses’ successes, she’s quick to assure me that her association with her various projects extends further than a shared name. “Believing in the products I put my name to and, more recently, having skin in the game by investing in the businesses I own, is key to me.” She may have made her name as ‘The Body’, but it’s clear that Elle Macpherson is the whole package.;

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Olivia Palermo, Piaget brand ambassador, wears a selection of fine jewellery from the Piaget Possession collection,

Flying Colours Aware that the 21st-century woman cannot be pinned down to a single definition, Piaget’s design team chose five colours to represent the multifaceted lives of women today. The result is an updated version of its 25-year-old Possession line, comprising malachite, lapis lazuli, onyx, turquoise and carnelian stones. Piaget called on model and entrepreneur Olivia Palermo to star in the new campaign and film. “I think women in this day and age should be more supportive of each other than ever, and give each other a great platform and stability,” Palermo comments. “Within the film we show the different ways a woman can wear the Possession collection, and you can really see how it gives confidence to the wearer.” From £990 to £11,200,

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jewellery designer ming lampson

J EWELL E RY n ew s a n o d t o n a t u re le a d s t h e w a y WO R D S / o l i v i a s h a r p e

I’m a bit of a frustrated gardener because I don’t have a garden as such, but I often imagine what I would grow if I had one. I used to walk past all the wisteria in Notting Hill on my way to work and that’s how I started Oriental Garden with the Wisteria necklace. I wanted to replicate how the plant grows and falls. My other favourite flowers are lily of the valley and dahlias. My mother-in-law is Italian so when we visit Italy, we go and look at open-house gardens together. I think it’s such a lovely thing to see when you travel. I always go when I’m in Hong Kong, and in New York I visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I‘m very influenced by my links to Asia and the Asian reverence towards jewellery. I love how Eastern decorative arts are so ornate, but I also love the

Q&A… Ming Lampson

Western simplicity towards decoration. I’ve often thought that if I had a garden,

Notting Hill-based jeweller Ming Lampson discusses her new Oriental Garden collection

it would combine the Asian garden with something very English in terms of the flowers and plants. My favourite piece is always the latest. I

The nature of my jewellery is trying

love the Wisteria necklace because there’s

to create a family treasure. I often

a lot of technical brilliance behind it in the

think of the Russian nobility and how

way that it hangs on the body as if it were

they incorporated their heritage into

floating. I have a passion for lapis lazuli so

their jewellery. I also love how an

the Lapis Pool ring is another favourite.

engagement ring is a symbol of two

It always makes me think of markets

strangers becoming family.

and tribal jewellery, but it’s also such an important stone in art.

It was a complicated route I took to falling in love with jewellery. For me,

I used to wear a lot of jewellery. Now I

it’s like sculpture or art in miniature.

don’t day to day; I take it off because often

It’s always so much about the person

what you’re wearing influences the client.

too, which I love. It’s that psychology

I want them to look into themselves about

within art that fascinates me. When you think of someone, you often think of their jewellery... it’s very symbolic.

Clockwise from top: Wisteria necklace; Lapis Pool ring; Flower Drop earrings; Violet ring; Beetle earrings, all POA, Ming Jewellery

what they love; I don’t want them to be swayed by my choices.


Spring to Life Van Cleef & Arpels has reworked its classic Frivole collection to include nine additional pieces, introducing new styles and variations of the original design. Stud earrings in yellow or white gold with diamonds make their debut in the collection, as does a chain bracelet adorned with a single floral motif. For a full bouquet, the three-dimensional eight-flower ring in yellow gold features white diamonds in the centre of each petal. From £1,400 for the Frivole bracelet to £18,500 for the between-the-finger ring,

Ivy League Boucheron’s latest high jewellery collection, Lierre de Paris, translated as ‘Paris Ivy’, explores Frédéric Boucheron’s love of nature, which began in 1858 when he opened his first jewellery boutique in the arcades of the Palais-Royal, where wild ivy veiled the buildings. The seven-piece collection includes the Question Mark necklace with nine ivy leaves in white gold and diamonds, which twines round the neck. It has also been depicted in a double-finger ring.

Pig in the Sky

Paris Ivy, POA,

Even Tessa Packard will admit that she may have been in a slightly odd mood when designing her latest collection, which includes ceramic pigs suspended off earrings and swinging bats handcarved in buffalo bone. But as is always the case with the British jeweller, there was method in her madness. Packard was inspired by the Victorian curiosity cabinet, taxidermy and the work of artist Joseph Cornell to create her most eclectic range to date. “I really wanted to push the boat out and bring together materials and ideas that I’d collected over the past four years, but that had never quite made it into a collection,” she comments. From £325 to £14,000,

Photography: Karen Collins

Tie the Knot French jeweller Chaumet invites us to embrace our mischievous side with its new high and fine jewellery collection. Drawing on the traditional bow jewels loved by Marie Antoinette and the jewelled garlands of the Belle Époque, each piece presents the feminine bow-knot on the verge of being undone: a diamond ribbon loosely intertwined with a delicate rose gold rope, symbolising a romantic union. The hedonistic and contemporary nature of the collection has been captured in the campaign shot by American photographer Karen Collins. POA,

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wat c h w i s h l i s t An industry in consolidation mode is good news for punters, says Richard Brown, as watchmakers focus attention on their more affordable collections

A pair of unlikely bedfellows

Industry consensus is that it

It costs a watchmaker millions of pounds to launch a new

costs around £13.5m to procure

movement. Hence why many brands that survived the quartz

the industrial machinery needed

crisis of the 1970s grew reliant on calibres from third-party

to mill the requisite parts of

suppliers, most notably from Swatch Group subsidiary ETA.

a movement. At trade price, a

When, in 2002, Swatch chief Nicolas Hayek Jr. announced

watchmaker will need to shift a lot

plans to restrict the flow of movements to companies outside

of units to make that money back.

his own portfolio, brands were forced to invest in becoming

Since a verticalised company will

more self-reliant. Thus the industry’s prevailing obsession

be capable of manufacturing more

with the term ‘in-house’.

movements than it can possibly use itself, one idea is to sell to others. Perhaps this explains the initially eyebrow-raising partnership between Tudor and Breitling. Breitling granted Tudor access to its B01 base calibre, into which Tudor has incorporated its own rotor and regulating system. The movement, the MT5813, allows Tudor to update its Black Bay collection with a COSC-certified chronograph – at a fraction of the price it would have cost to develop a similar watch by itself. Tudor, going the other way, has let Breitling use its three-hand MT5612 movement inside the second-generation Superocean Heritage – essentially an upgrade from the previously used ETA 2824. As with the first edition, the second series is available in either 42mm or 46mm, both of which now include a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel. Given that for the past two years the watch industry has been shrinking, expect to see more mutually beneficial partnerships in the future.,

Above: Black Bay Chrono, £3,430, Tudor Left: Superocean Héritage II Chronographe 46, £4,830, Breitling


Under the sea Until the 1960s, the maximum depth to which a diver could descend was around 60 metres. Any deeper, and pressurised gas decompressed in the body could cause air bubbles to block blood vessels. Saturation diving mitigates the risk of a sudden build-up of gas within the body through acclimatisation. Divers live for up to 28 days in pressurised chambers before they are transported underwater in closed ‘bells’ set at the same pressure. In 1992, a diver from the Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises, the NASA of underwater engineering, descended to 701 metres – a record that still stands. It is considered the maximum depth to which a human body can descend before it implodes. The fact that Rolex’s new Sea-Dweller (£8,350) is waterproof to 1,220 metres, then, is a tad irrelevant. Here’s guessing you’re

Clockwise from top left: Sea-Dweller 904L steel; The Bathyscaphe Trieste, © Thomas J. Abercrombie/ National Geographic; the original 1967 Sea-Dweller (left) and Sea-Dweller 904L steel (right); James Cameron wearing a Sea-Dweller, © Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

more likely to pair yours with a business suit than a wetsuit, anyway. To mark the watch’s 50th birthday, Rolex has enlarged the Sea-Dweller to 43mm; equipped it with the latest-generation Calibre 3235 (accurate to two seconds a day); and for the very first time, fitted it with a Cyclops lens at three o’clock. Another feature likely to excite is the red ‘SeaDweller’ inscription, a reference to the 1967 forebear. Red writing has become extremely valued among Rolex collectors. The ‘Double Red’ Sea-Dwellers produced between 1967 and 1977, with two lines on the dial, typically sell on the pre-owned market for far more than their white-text counterparts.

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Three is the magic number A tie-in between horological exhibitionist Hublot, sartorial superpower Rubinacci and Lapo Elkann, grandson of Gianni Agnelli, former Fiat chief and style deity of the 21st century, was always likely to yield something rather dapper. The result is six 45mm Classic Fusion chronographs – two in ceramic, two in titanium, two in gold – that feature dials and straps made from a selection of prints (houndstooth, squared weaves and Prince of Wales check). Handpicked from the 60,000 square metres of cloth in Rubinacci’s archive, the selected fabrics date back to the 1970s. Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection, from £12,500,

Power play By the late 1970s, Oris had clocked up 279 in-house calibres and was one

Shining bright

of Switzerland’s largest movement manufacturers, producing as many as

At Baselworld 1997, Patek Philippe expanded its sports watch offering

1.2m watches and clocks a year. Following

with the Aquanaut. A commercially savvy way of providing access

the quartz crisis, it became dependent on

to the Nautilus, it quickly became one of Patek’s bestselling

third-party suppliers until, in 2014, the

watch models.

watchmaker developed its first fully fledged

To mark its 20th anniversary, the brand has launched the Ref.

movement for almost 40 years. To celebrate

5168G in 18-carat white gold – the first

the company’s 110th anniversary, the

Aquanaut to be delivered in this precious

Calibre 110 boasted a then industry-beating

metal. With a diameter of 42mm, it is

ten-day power reserve. Just another three

the largest model in the Aquanaut

years later, Oris presents the Calibre 113,

family, paying tribute to the original

updated by way of a calendar that shows

1976 Nautilus of the same size,

the day, date, week and month of the year.

a timepiece that continues to

Again, the watch will run for ten days before

go by the nickname ‘Jumbo’

it requires winding by hand.

among Patek collectors.


The watch is waterresistant to a depth of 120 metres, while a SuperLumiNova coating ensures that Arabic numerals are visible in the dark. Inside, the self-winding calibre 324 S C, visible through a sapphire-crystal case back, is just 3.3mm in height, making for a timepiece that is only 8.25mm thick. £27,990,


V i n ta g e A p p e a l Faced with a turbulent economic climate, watchmakers are revisiting their back catalogues and reissuing rock-steady classics

Old-School Chronographs Chronomaster Heritage 146, £5,500, Zenith

Autavia, £3,900, TAG Heuer

Arriving just before Baselworld,

Last year, digitally savvy TAG

Zenith’s Chronomaster Heritage

Heuer devotees voted for their

146 acted as a precursor to the raft

favourite Autavia model from 16

of retro revivals we’d see at the

first-generation pieces from the

show. The big news here is that the

1960s. The Autavia Ref. 2446 Mark

modern Heritage 146 chronograph

3 won out, and so this year makes

is now equipped with Zenith’s

a comeback. Today’s Autavia has

legendary El Primero movement –

been modernised with a larger

the world’s first (1969), and still the

42mm case and the latest self-

most accurate series-produced

winding movement from TAG.

automatic chronograph calibre.

Retro Dive Watches

Speedmaster Limited Edition, £5,360, Omega When the Speedmaster arrived in 1957, it was the first chronograph

Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC, £10,310, Blancpain

36000 Professional 600m Diver’s

to feature a tachymeter scale on

is actually the first professional

its bezel rather than on its dial.

Arriving in 1953, Blancpain’s Fifty

diver’s watch from Grand Seiko.

Sixty years later, it is reborn with

Fathoms beat both the Rolex

It is equipped with a hi-beat

the brand’s manual-wind 1861

Submariner and the Omega Seamaster

automatic calibre and a valve-

movement and a black ‘tropical’

to become the world’s first bona-

free helium-resistant system.

dial. Only 3,557 will be produced.

fide, series-produced dive watch. In

1957, the Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC tightness indicator that would turn

HyperChrome Captain Cook, £1,430, Rado

from white to red should water

Think Rado and most likely

penetrate the case. Now, it comes along

something sleek, slim-line

with a unidirectional rotating bezel

and ceramic will pop into

covered in scratch-resistant sapphire.

your head. Back in 1962,

however, it unveiled the

1 incorporated a circular water-

Captain Cook, a playful yet

Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s, €12,000, Grand Seiko

neat 37mm diver’s watch

While this watch’s hobnail dial,

Playing tribute, Rado has re-

contrasting bezel and circular hour

launched the model, sticking

marks may hark back to the golden

with the original size.

era of dive watch design, the Hi-Beat

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The Grand Phoenix ruby necklace, featuring 24 perfectly matched natural Burmese rubies totalling 59.83 carats and 100.21 carats of diamonds, POA, Faidee


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Best in show Olivia Sharpe seeks out the latest jewellery trends and discovers fresh feats of craftsmanship

Baselworld round-up each year. The reason is that


brands are simply having to rethink their strategies.

I never quite know where to begin. With more than

Rather than using Baselworld as the moment to

2,000 stands at the eight-day event, it all becomes

showcase their most record-breaking priced pieces,

a bit of a blur (not simply because of the copious

some exhibitors were emphasising affordability

amounts of Champagne).

and wearability. The buzzword is millenials and by

t is with some trepidation that I start to write a

Given such news, it is hard not to feel gloomy, but

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the

targeting them with attractive entry-level collections,

fair. However, rather than celebrating in typically

brands hope to weather the storm. The emphasis was

ostentatious style, there was a more subdued note

on quality, not quantity.

in the air. With last year’s falling sales in the luxury

Of course, there were still plenty of showstopping

sector and predictions of an economic downturn on

pieces, including the astronomical $35m ruby necklace

the horizon, this had a knock-on effect: according

by Faidee (pictured above). Named The Grand

to Forbes, exhibitor numbers reportedly dropped

Phoenix, it stole the show in one fell swoop. With

13.3 per cent, to 1,300. Following this, the organisers

this and other pieces to uplift visitors’ spirits, there

announced it would be reducing the number of days

is no reason not to feel positive. Here’s to the next

by two for next year’s edition.

100 years.

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Entry point Case in point for enticing millenials with entrylevel pieces was luxury pearl jeweller Yoko London – its new pieces start from £1,000. Fabergé showcased its accessible engagement ring collection, which launched at the end of last year and allows clients to enter the world of this historic and opulent jewellery house for £5,000. Elsewhere, Lebanese jeweller Yeprem argued that it’s never too early to get hooked on diamonds, with prices starting at £1,700. Finally, Chopard gave its Happy Diamonds collection a refresh with the more affordable material malachite.;;;

Clockwise from left: Happy Diamonds bangle in 18-carat rose gold with malachite, £2,400 and in 18-carat rose gold with diamonds, £4,390, both Chopard; Novus South Sea pearl ring, £6,000, Yoko London; Ruby rose gold fluted ring, £8,455, Fabergé; Pendulum pearl earrings, £1,500, Yoko London; Gold bracelet with round and marquise-cut diamonds, £4,100, Yeprem

History in the making In tough times, a brand will often stress its history as sure signs of stability. This year, Chanel has commemorated its founder through its Mademoiselle From left: Dior VIII Grand Bal Plissé Ruban, 36mm, £16,250, Dior; Mademoiselle Privé Décor Aubazine in 18-karat white gold with brilliantand baguette-cut diamonds on a black satin strap, POA, limited edition of five pieces, Chanel; Boy.Friend Tweed Beige Gold in 18-karat beige gold with 62 brilliantcut diamonds, POA, Chanel

Privé collection. The Décor Aubazine timepiece is inspired by the windows of the orphanage where Coco Chanel spent her childhood, while the brand’s classic tweed is used for the first time on the Boy.Friend watch strap, woven in beige gold or black steel threads. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Dior also pays tribute to its heritage. Launched in 2011, the Dior VIII Grand Bal watch collection honours its founder’s love of couture and lavish feasts, and now includes the Grand Bal Plissé Ruban, featuring a pleated design similar to that of a petticoat.;

Clockwise from left: 22.70-carat black opal necklace with white South Sea cultured pearls and diamonds, POA, Mikimoto; Serpenti watch with green leather strap, POA, Bulgari; Classic Butterfly emerald pendant, POA, Graff Diamonds; Mystery of Muzo cuffs, POA, Jacob & Co; Butterfly Swirl ring, POA, Sutra Jewels; Jade earrings, prices from £1,260, Marco Bicego

Green fingers Pantone’s Colour of the Year is ‘greenery’, and many at Baselworld presented their own take on the trend. Emeralds were a common sight, but some experimented with more unconventional stones, such as Italian jeweller Marco Bicego, which showed a pair of jade earrings with visible imperfections and inclusions. Arguably the most unusual was from Jacob & Co – a rare fancy intense green radiant-cut diamond ring. Its Mystery of Muzo cuffs also featured Colombian Muzo emeralds in the same vivid shade.;

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Diamonds in the rough


Messika made quite a statement, having upgraded its stand and positioning itself next to players such as Hermès and Graff, with a bed of roses outside its booth. It has launched a new high jewellery collection, Paris est une Fête, which pays tribute to the city’s cultural heyday in the

Lydia Courteille

1920s. It sees the designer play with different

The intrepid jeweller travelled to the Sahara and fell in love with its arid landscape. She captures its shades with Australian boulder opals and yellow sapphires. Sahara collection, POA,

diamond cuts: the Swinging necklace includes more than 2,500 diamonds, assembled using discreet elastic threads so the stones appear to float on the wearer. Another diamond jeweller worthy of a second mention is Yeprem. Loved by the likes of Rihanna and Madonna, the edgy jeweller made its debut into watches with a high jewellery timepiece collection

From top: Swinging necklace; Swan asymmetric earrings, both POA, Messika; Y-Memento timepiece, POA, Yeprem Jewellery

called Y-Memento.;

Dolce & Gabbana High time There was a time when watchmakers got away with smattering ladies’ watches with diamonds and gemstones, covering up a lack of any proper mechanism. All this is fortunately behind us: today brands are seeking both style and substance. Chanel celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Première watch by launching the Première Camélia

Reminiscent of the enchanted flower in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the Rose high jewellery watch has enamel petals, while the leaves and stem are adorned with emeralds and tsavorite garnets. The dial is decorated with a pavé of diamonds. POA,

Skeleton. The calibre is the brand’s second stab at an in-house movement and masterfully bridges the gap between design and function. Harry Winston took us down memory lane with an update to its Avenue collection. It now arrives in Dual Time: a second time zone function designed for globetrotting women, or with a moon phase complication (one of the smallest of its kind on the market). Graff, meanwhile, brought out a new Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon for ladies.;;

Clockwise from top left: Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase in 18-karat rose gold with 53 brilliant-cut diamonds on alligator leather strap, POA, Harry Winston; Première Camélia Skeleton in 18-karat white gold with brilliant-cut diamonds on a black satin strap, numbered edition, POA, Chanel; Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon, POA, Graff Diamonds

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Picchiotti Founder Giuseppe Picchiotti celebrated his brand’s 50th anniversary with a special ring. The 8.05-carat ruby L’Anfiteatro is inspired by an amphitheatre. “It is for the true connoisseur,” he describes, “an heirloom for an exceptional collection.” POA,

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life & style meet the men behind the kooples

inside the

v & a’ s n e w e x h i b i t i o n

psycle ceo rhian

follow suit This season’s tailoring takes a casual turn, with exaggerated proportions and slouchy silhouettes ruling the S/S17 catwalks. Massimo Dutti has got in on the act with its The Power List, a curated edit of this season’s collection, which includes nods to all spring’s hottest trends: think floaty floral dresses, military-style jackets and trench coats. Reinvent your workwear wardrobe now. Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

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DO IT LIKE DIOR Dior’s A/W17 collection is shot by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe. In it, Jennifer Lawrence appears natural and relaxed in black and white, wearing comfortable yet sophisticated Dior offerings. Accessories this season are strong, featuring multiple rings, starstudded necklaces, and bags worn cross-body or carried in hand. The iconic Lady Dior handbag has been updated by Maria Grazia Chiuri, with new charms and a boho-esque broad shoulder. Also new is C’EST DIOR, inspired by a bag held in the house’s archives, and the Dior Addict, with a cannage pattern and a clasp borrowed from old trunks.

STYLE HER w e ’ re a ll a b o u t b e j e w elle d a c c ess o r i es th i s m o n th

t o p b u ys

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BAG LADY Furla has launched a capsule collection to celebrate its 90th anniversary. The nine-bag collection was inspired by music, with each design reflecting a different decade of Furla’s history. A highlight is the 1920s: the era of Art Deco, Charleston’s musical revolution and The Great Gatsby inspired a velvet pochette bag with metallic mesh and rhinestones. We also love the 1950s-inspired designs, looking to the decade of jukeboxes, rock ’n’ roll and Grease to produce quilted topbox bags reminiscent of the car seats from the ’50s and a varsity jacket-style bag. £200,

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Bag, £2,500, Gucci at Farfetch,

Kimono, £115, Cos, Jubilee Place

Skirt, £130, Reiss, Cabot Place

Dress, £79, Marks & Spencer, Jubilee Place Shoe, £765, Nicholas Kirkwood at Farfetch,


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Louboutin’s Mexicaba bag, in collaboration with Taller Maya, part of Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya, features Mayan embroidery, bone beads fashioned from bull cattle horns, and wooden beads painted with wild beast motifs. Ten per cent of the sales from Christian Louboutin boutiques will be donated to the foundation, directly helping the artisans who helped make it. £1,145,

sunshine Perfect with a tan, this is no longer the colour of plastic rain macs. Stand out at a summer party or brighten up a working day: ease in with golds, ochres and mustards.

dance down the aisle charitable endeavours As part of its commitment to the charity Women for Women International UK, L.K.Bennett is launching a shoe with 100 per cent of the sale proceeds going to the charity. The ‘Zoja’ ballerina shoe is available in three colours: pink, navy and silver metallic. Inspiration for the design came from the needlework and motifs that commonly decorate Kosovan folk dress and each heart is hand-embroidered by a group of eight women graduates in Pristina. Each heart is unique. £145, L.K.Bennett

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Charlotte Olympia has relaunched her Bridal collection with 15 wedding shoe styles. The sandal flats are pretty for an ‘I do’ on the beach, while for party brides, there are some serious platforms. For the flirty, try the heart-kissed courts. We also love the Pandora clutch with ‘Marry Me’ and ‘I do’ in satin and lace inserts. From £350,

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a st udy in pi n k i t ’ s t h e s h a d e o f t h e s e a s o n . g i r ly a n d r o m a n t i c or bold and vibrant: we promise there’s a hue for you. play w i th v olum e an d tex tur e, b ut j u s t s ay y e s t o p i n k P h oto g r a p h e r / Da n i e l N a d e l Stylist / Karen Munnis

Dress, ÂŁ580, Sportmax,; earrings, ÂŁ70, Cornelia Webb,

This page / Bra, £150, Emma Harris Lingerie,; blouse, £360, Malene Oddershede Bach,; trousers, £650, House of Holland,; mules, £415, Camilla Elphick, Opposite / Coat, £2,450, shoes, POA, and earrings, POA, all Delpozo,; tights, £16, Tabio,

This page / Dress, £1,485, and earrings, £1,290, both Chanel, Opposite page / Dress, £2,090, Bora Aksu,; shoes, £590, Aquazzura,; earrings, £215, Annie Costello Brown, Conran Shop,

CREDITS Hair / Adam Garland at Eighteen Management using Cloud Nine, Windle & Moodie Make-up / Maria Comparetto at Emma Davies Agency using Guerlain Nails / Joanna Newbold Set designer / Christophe Roquais Set building / Shape Construction and Design Stylist assistants / Sarah Akinola and Honey Elias Model / Cindy Gradilla at Wilhelmina

This page / Shirt, £910, and costume, £1,370, both Miu Miu,; socks, £13, Tabio, as before; shoes, £655, Manolo Blahnik, Opposite page / Coat, £595, Shrimps,; top, £640, Lisa Redman,; skirt, £155, Topshop Unique,; shoes, £435, Sportmax, as before; earrings, £270, Annie Costello Brown at Boutique 1

Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967



ba l e n c i ag a A major retrospective at the V&A shows how the Spanish designer became fashion’s leading man Wo r d s / S c a r l e t t R u s s e l l

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ome would call Cristóbal Balenciaga the most important couture designer of the 20th century. He mentored Hubert de

Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta. Christian Dior described him as “the master of us all” and Coco Chanel said he was “a couturier in the truest sense of the word… The others are simply fashion designers.” Eighty years since he opened his first Parisian store on 10 Avenue George V in Paris, Balenciaga is worn by every style maven, from Kate Moss and Sienna Miller to Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga. One Instagram post from Kim Kardashian West at the Balenciaga S/S17 show in Paris last October racked up a staggering 1.6m ‘likes’. It’s no surprise, therefore, that a retrospective of Balenciaga’s couture has been in the works at the Victoria and Albert Museum for years. Thanks to Cecil Beaton’s exhibition at the museum in 1972, the year Balenciaga died, the V&A houses the largest collection of the designer in the UK and this year marks not only the 80th anniversary of the 10 Avenue George V store, but it’s the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first ever fashion house in San Sebastián, Spain. “The way he shaped fashion is iconic; it was Balenciaga who shaped the body rather than restricting

From top / Cristóbal Balenciaga at work, Paris, 1968 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum Photos; Evening dress, wild silk with embroidery by Lesage, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1960-1962; Spiral hat, silk, Balenciaga for EISA, Spain, 1962, both © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

it and moved away from the hourglass silhouette that was dominant at Dior, into a more avantgarde, modernist look,” says Cassie DaviesStrodder, who curated the V&A’s upcoming Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition. “We’ve been wanting to do this exhibition for so long. As well as the two anniversaries, the brand really feels like it’s having a moment. The name is back on everyone’s lips, so it seems a good time to be looking back at where it all began.”

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion will run from May 2017 until February 2018 and will focus on the latter part of Balenciaga’s 50-year career in the 1950s and 1960s. “This was the point where he really departed from other designers and distilled what his ideas were about – the body and fashion and design,” says Davies-Strodder. “His early work is also fabulous but our collection at the museum focused on that period anyway and, when we looked more closely at it, we could see that the kinds of shapes, materials and cutting he was using is what is so strongly seen in his legacy today.” Just some of the revolutionary shapes Balenciaga pioneered were the tunic, the sack, the ‘baby doll’

Above / Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955, Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation Below / Evening dress, silk taffeta, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1955 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

is Balenciaga,” says Davies-Strodder. “Clearly he is still hugely relevant. I also think he’s a ‘designer’s designer’, like Alexander McQueen, who is revered by people in the industry because they see the integrity of his vision and how bold he was.” As such, you can expect to see pieces from André Courrèges, Emanuel Ungaro, J.W. Anderson, Phoebe Philo for Céline, Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha, Erdem, Balenciaga’s own former and current creative directors, Nicolas Ghesquière and Demna Gvasalia, plus many more. “Balenciaga’s work was so true to modernity and femininity, innovative and inviting,” Rocha tells us. “His work is always inspiring.” Aside from the ‘Balenciaga’s

and the shift dress – all of which

Legacy’ room, there are two main

remain style staples today. It seems

sections of the exhibition. ‘Front

fitting, therefore, that the second

of House’ recreates the store, what

half of the exhibition features

it would feel like to be a client,

work from more than 30 designers

attend fashion shows and have

of the past 50 years who either

fittings. ‘Workrooms’ focuses on

worked closely and trained under

the different elements of actually

Balenciaga, or cite him as a huge

making the garments. “We’re

influence today. “Contemporary

keen to show the craftsmanship

designers frequently ask to look

and skill of Balenciaga,” says

in our archives for inspiration,

Davies-Strodder. “One of the

and one of the most requested

reasons he is so revered among

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Left / Elise Daniels with street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, 1948, Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation Below / Oscar de la Renta S/S15 RTW, look 37 © Catwalking; Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn wearing coat by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1950, Irving Penn © Condé Nast/ Irving Penn Foundation

Another spectacular loan was from – of all places – the Henry Ford motoring museum in Detroit. Ford’s grandson’s mother-in-law was Elizabeth Parke Firestone, who adored haute couture - Dior and Balenciaga in particular. Many of her clothes are displayed in the museum and seven pieces were loaned

“One of the reasons he is so revered a m o n g h i s c o n t e m p o r a r i e s i s t h at h e w a s k n o w n f o r b e i n g s k i l l e d at e v e r y s ta g e o f t h e m a k i n g p r o c e s s ”

to this exhibition. “Post-World War II Europe was broke and these American clients who were buying lots of clothes were keeping the couture industry afloat,” explains Davies-Strodder. Chanel may have designed the most famous outfit in the world and McQueen certainly shattered boundaries, but, as

his contemporaries is that he was known for being

this exhibition proves, they would be nothing

skilled at every stage of the making process. He

without Balenciaga.

could cut a pattern, assemble it and finish it. The

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is at the V&A

dresses can actually be quite understated, so to

from 27 May 2017 – 18 February 2018,

understand how exceptional they are you need an explanation of how they’re made. We’ve got a film of a couture fitting, where you can see the amount of work that goes into making something for a specific body. There are even X-rays of garments, which show intrinsic elements that the naked eye cannot see.” During the 1950s and 1960s, Balenciaga dressed the rich, famous and fashion elite. Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Gloria Guinness and Mona von Bismarck were regular clients, and Davies-Strodder and her team researched archives and collections around the world to put the exhibition together. “We sourced pieces from France, Spain, Switzerland, everywhere,” she says. “We were really keen to tap collections that hadn’t been seen before. We have lots of pieces from Ava Gardner, who lived around the corner from the V&A in her later life and shopped at Balenciaga in Paris and at his sister label, Eisa in Spain.” She goes on, “She bought fairly austere Balenciaga pieces and added a touch of Hollywood glamour. We’ve got a lace coat that she added ostrich feathers to, and a cape and dress she had added a floral trim to. She looked at her couture clothes as her ‘babies’ and she would ask for her wardrobe to be opened every morning, to ‘let her babies breathe’.”

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riviera chic French brand Vilebrequin’s St Tropez Holidays 1971 collection embraces the art of fine living. With a range of vibrantly printed swimshorts and tops in hues of blue, white and green, the collection is the perfect start to any indulgently stylish summer wardrobe. From £60, Vilebrequin,

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Trendy travel With the notion of booking summer holidays sure to be at the forefront of people’s minds, there is no better time to look at luggage. Ted Baker has launched a limited-edition sleek case just in time, with interiors made with maximum packing efficiency in mind and exteriors using the very best materials, including natural grain leather. You can ensure you’ll be travelling in style. £695, Ted Baker, Canada Place

beach boy For its High Summer 17 collection, and in celebration of its tenth anniversary, luxury British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown has put together a collection bursting with vibrant colours, clashing stripes and, in typical Orlebar Brown fashion, photographic-like scenes, this time depicting beach life in LA and the Hollywood Hills. From £95, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

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mr porter goes stateside

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Timed perfectly with the sun making its appearance, Mr Porter has launched Made in California; a series of exclusive capsule collections influenced by the California man. Taking inspiration from the laidback lifestyle and culture in the Golden State, 12 designers have fashioned their own unique collection, making up more than 110 products across clothing, shoes and accessories. Get clicking. From £35, Mr Porter,

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fitted fashion

TREND sports luxe Luxury sportswear took over the catwalks for S/S17. Team sleek bomber jackets with loose-fitting trousers and casual trainers to pull off the look.

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Thomas Pink has introduced a new Athletic Fit shirt. Catering to the athletically inclined man, the shirts come in an array of colours and are made using superfine stretch cotton, designed to fit and flatter the typical broad shoulder and narrow waist that comes with working out. Yet another reason to hone your beach body. £115, Thomas Pink, Cabot Place

Suede collared jacket, £375, Reiss, Jubilee Place

Camouflage hat, £12.99, Zara, Cabot Place Slim fit trousers, £54.95, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

Titanas sneakers, £80, Dune London, Cabot Place

Varsity jacket, £425, Paul Smith, Cabot Place

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In 2008, they launched their first campaign – images of real couples wearing their clothes. The concept was a hit from the very beginning and a buzz quickly emerged around ‘Luka and Stef’, ‘Jim and Sonia’ and ‘Norman and Georgia’. People wanted to know who these people were. A reputation was formed and The Kooples’ identity was born. Launching on 15 May, the latest capsule collection, Sunrise, blends together the hippie-chic Californian spirit with a touch of folk and Asian influences. For women, the cuts are fluid but structured, highlighting the waist and

koople up The Elicha brothers, founders of fashion brand The Kooples, talk about their new collection, the pros and cons of family business, and spending time together outside of work

creating delicate silhouettes. Silk and muslin are used, and printed kimonos, ruffled skirts and long chiffon dresses feature. When it comes to dressing men this season, it’s much more rock ’n’ roll: destroyed jeans, fluid trousers and Taj Mahal and Darjeeling

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Indian-inspired prints feature


alongside a full range of tailored suits

brothers Raphaël, Alexandre and Laurent

to get to know the brothers and their

Elicha deem important in life. Finding

own inner spirit a little better.

amily, fashion and effortless

in both classic and seasonal shades.

French flair are the three things

With the collection embracing that

The Kooples founders and

inner free spirit, Canary Wharf decided

inspiration in travel, they work together to shape collections radiating that prized

What is The Kooples’ key philosophy?

French chic style with subtle, exotic

To listen to our intuitions, always be

influences. The Elicha brothers grew

audacious and never stop doubting.

up surrounded by fashion and had the privilege of watching a brand thrive –

How did the brand name come about?

their parents owned a successful fashion

We’ve always been into British

brand in France. So, the brothers tell me,

subcultures and wanted to play with

they were “sure that working together

the English word ‘couples’, which in a

would be the key to success”.

French accent sounds like ‘kooples’.


Which couples have most inspired you? When we launched, we were influenced by vintage photographs of couples such as Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. And, of course, our parents, who are role models when it comes to style; they had the best style in the ’80s and they are still a tremendous source of inspiration to us. The Kooples is often described as a mix between French and British style. Is this what you originally had in mind? We define ourselves as a chic and Parisian spirit mixed with London’s rock ’n’ roll attitude. French people have a timeless way of dressing: the silhouette is elegant, sometimes intellectual, and it seems effortless, as though they haven’t thought it through. English people are more daring – associating colours no one else would think of – and their silhouettes are more provocative. The mix between the two is crucial – it’s one of our competitive advantages. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from your parents? Our parents have been, and

“The best part of working with your brothers is being able to s ay a n y t h i n g a n d e v e r y t h i n g ”

still are, the best teachers in the world. They are fashion visionaries. Our father gave us a strong business spirit and strategic mindset, while our mother gave us the designing talent. We always remember our father’s words: ‘It’s important to make mistakes, you learn by messing up’. We messed up, and we learned a lot.

topics, but any small disagreement allows us to find better solutions. The

What are the pros and cons of working in

best part of working with your brothers

a family business?

is being able to say anything and

We are fortunate and thankful to be a very

everything. There is nothing that we

close and true team. Beyond being brothers,

can’t share.

we are each other’s closest friends. We live in the same building, our wives are

How do you choose the couples

all friends and our children are always

behind each collection?

together. Outside of work, we often go out

We choose couples that reflect what we

and even vacation together. Of course,

have in mind at one particular time.

moments of tension can arise sometimes

They need to inspire us, and we need

when we have different opinions on some

to have a connection with them. This

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perfect balance between family and work. We often go to the office with smiles on our faces; we don’t even feel like it’s going to work. What’s the concept behind Sunrise? This season, more than ever, we shared personal inspirations and details we like, inspired by our journeys across India and Japan. Of course, all this is combined with The Kooples’ DNA, our tailoring expertise and our rock ’n’ roll spirit, but we wanted to share a new story. The collection is an invitation to a bohemian journey. We wanted it to have this free spirit and gypsy aesthetic inspired by colours, smells and flowers, but still embracing a tailored and couture approach. The explosion of vintage prints unearthed during our travels and developed in our studio define the collection. What are your personal favourites? We really love the new kimono shirt collar developed for this collection as a tribute to Japan. Our must-have piece is

season, we wanted to tell of a romantic encounter, so we chose to work with

definitely the Golden Foliage jacket.

Drake Burnette and Tony Ward who,

For women, the delicate red dress with

for us, perfectly portrayed the couple

the jasmine flower print.

to be, from their very first date to the How did you decide on the prints used?

beginning of a real love story.

We like that both women and men are What has made The Kooples as

not afraid of mixing and matching

successful as it is today?

colours and prints, and we love the idea

We always apply the same success

of bringing touches of colour in The

factors: a unique collection with a strong

Kooples’ universe, which is traditionally

identity, a short production process

associated with black and white. We

allowing us to be flexible and to follow

developed a lot of prints inspired by

our intuitions, a high-quality network

Indian and Japanese flowers or patterns.

with first-rate venues, a groundbreaking campaign concept and,

What’s next for The Kooples?

above all, self-improvement.

Our next goal is to launch a new

We never stop creating.

collection every month, totalling 12 collections in the space of a year.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

In June we’re doing an exclusive

We like to spend time with each other

sneaker collection with Puma, and

and with our families. It might seem

we also want to launch a complete

weird to spend so much time together given the fact that we already work together, but we feel that we’ve got the

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Top to bottom: wool felt hat, £180; paisley chocolate shirt, £150; Hawaiian shirt, £130

collection of bags and accessories in September. The Kooples, Canada Place

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ar Belt cotton-blend trousers, £49.99, Mango, Canada Place

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go nude Pastels, nudes and neutral colours have covered the catwalks for S/S17. Pop to the shops in Canary Wharf and pick your favourites.

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e Open sleeve top, £25.99, Zara, Cabot Place

Ella ballerinas, £169, Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place Floral print shorts, £32, Oasis, Jubilee Place

Emily shirt, £79, Hobbs, Canada Place


Find out exactly what you should be wearing this season at Canary Wharf’s summer fashion event. Head down to Canada Place and Jubilee Place on 26, 27 and 28 May to watch the free-to-visit fashion shows and enjoy discounts of up to 30 per cent throughout the three days

Striped top, £32, Oasis, Jubilee Place

Laila sanddals, £50, Dune London, Cabot Place

Short fingers necklace, £80, Bimba Y Lola, Jubilee Place

Luca cuff, £29, Hobbs, Canada Place

Daises and roses pritn skirt, £60, Cath Kidston, Jubilee Place Lou bag, £209, Sandro Paris, Jubilee Place

Strap top, £25.99, Zara, Cabot Place Geometric earrings, £9.99, Mango, Canada Place



Effervescence ring, £150, Links of London, Jubilee Place

time to shine When it comes to bling, gold is your go-to. Wear it on your ears, on your wrists and on your fingers to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Suede heeled sandals, £280, Maje, Jubilee Place

Bella leather foil pouch, £25, Oliver Bonas, Jubilee Place

Nellie gold wedges, £165, L.K. Bennett, Jubilee Place

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Fedana floppy straw hat, £30, Dune London, Cabot Place

colour wit p of h a o br ap d


Persol sunglasses, £192, David Clulow, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place

Letterbox Saddle bag, £395, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place Lightweight Poncho, £155, Maje, Jubilee Place

accessories galore Accessories can make or break an outfit. The Canary Wharf malls are full of stylish options to give your summer outfits some extra oomph. Go for block colours to add some extra colour or pick busy prints and make a statement.

Kasper print bikini top £19, bikini bottoms £16, Monsoon, Canada Place Blue pompom sandals, £85, Bimba Y Lola, Jubilee Place

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Striped cotton shirt, £85, Reiss, Jubilee Place

M E N S S T Y LE light layers A lightweight blazer will go a long way for men this summer. Choose light colours and pair it with a casual shirt, shorts and shoes. A hat and sunnies complete the look.

Ramie cotton blazer, £79.99, Zara, Cabot Place

Brewer shoe, £65, Dune London, Cabot Place

White twill Bermuda shorts, £44.95, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

Naples hat, £25, Dune London, Cabot Place

Leather holdall, £49.99, Zara, Cabot Place Campbell frames, £98, Ollie Quinn, Jubilee Pace

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LADY IN RED The savvy woman wants a lip colour that will not only deliver showstopping shine, but will also provide nourishment. The new Miss Sicily collection from Dolce & Gabbana marries the two, combining the pigment of a lipstick with the comfort of a balm, featuring emollient oils that soften the skin to help the colour last longer. The vibrant shades will take you straight into summer. £27, Dolce & Gabbana, exclusive to Harrods,

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SCANDI SCENTS The trend for all things Danish isn’t going anywhere, so keep an eye on Zarko Perfumes, the Copenhagen-based brand founded by Zarko Pavlov. Zarko’s new perfume serums are rooted in molecular science, with the base notes having been left to mature in wooden barrels before the top notes are added in the final stages. £95, Zarko Perfume, Space N.K, Cabot Place

trÈs jolie Guerlain has a rich history in perfume making: The brand was founded in 1828, when Pierre-FrançoisPascal Guerlain opened a fragrance store in Paris. He then went on to create scents for Emperor Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. Now, in a campaign fronted by the one and only Angelina Jolie, the brand unveils Mon Guerlain, a heady mix of Tahitensis vanilla, jasmine, lavender and sandalwood. From £45, Guerlain, Boots, Canada Place

grab and glow YSL Beauté’s Touche Éclat is one of the few products with true icon status. If you’re a fan, then you’ll love Touche Éclat Glow Shot, a superpowered highlighter available in three shades. It hydrates, banishes dullness and boosts radiance. £22.50, YSL Beauté, Boots, Canada Place

PRIME TIME The venerable king of primers, Smashbox is back with a new launch, making it even easier to incorporate this beauty favourite into your daily routine. The Photo Finish Primer Radiance works best mixed into foundation and hydrates while providing a subtle glow. £30, Smashbox, Boots, Canada Place

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Made up to sweat out M a k e - u p f o r t h e g y m i s t h e b i g g e s t t r e n d i n b e a u t y. c h a r l o t t e p h i l l i p s s h a r e s t h e w h y, t h e h o w a n d t h e w h e r e

ending trend for athleisure means there are great


year, taking the athleisure trend to its holistic

options for us to don meshed, ruched, panelled

beauty maximum. Products are high-performance,

and form-fitting sportswear to work out in. As it

lightweight, long-wearing and refreshing, and include

became clearer that we care about looking good in the

a cooling cheek tint, tinted brow gel and colour-

gym – and having an easy transition to weekend or

enhancing lip balm.

t was only a matter of time, really. The never-

working life once we leave – beauty brands have made

Birchbox launched its Arrow collection last

“We recognised the significance of the athleisure

a recent push into the market, introducing a whole

movement and knew our customers were among the

new range of ‘active cosmetics’ options that work

women embracing the trend. No one had approached

for your workout: think sweat-resistant, waterproof

this space from a beauty perspective, so we saw

products that won’t clog your pores.

an opportunity to translate the concept of all-day


“ l i g h t w e i g h t, l o n g - l a s t i n g f o r m u l a s t h at w o n ’ t s t r e a k or clog pores”

gym. It includes a ‘No Foundation Foundation’, ‘No Blush Blush’, ‘No Highlighter Highlighter’ and ‘No Bronzer Bronzer’. Margaret Mitchell is buying director at Space N.K. “Women

who shop with Space N.K are definitely interested in products that fit effortlessly into their lifestyles. activewear for the beauty

A trend for ‘no make-up’ make-up has certainly

category and create high-

grown and challenges brands to create non-pore

performance products

clogging, lightweight and natural solutions for women

that achieve an effortless,

who want to look their best no matter where they are,

natural look,” says

including the gym.” In fact, Mitchell goes one step further, suggesting

Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp.

certain products are not only functional for the

Formulas have been changed to create makeup designed to stand up to sweat. “We worked hard

gym but can still retain skincare benefits. “My

to create lightweight, long-lasting formulas that

personal favourite is the Lancer Dani Glow Skin

won’t streak or clog pores during workouts – they’re

Perfector because it is more lightweight than a tinted

designed to work with your body during physical

moisturiser and still contains all of the skin benefits.” But can wearing make-up in the gym really be

activity. We used very small amounts of polymers (which ensure the products don’t flake, smudge, drip,

good for your skin? Dr Russo of Canary Wharf’s

or crease), paired with botanicals such as mango seed

Rejuvenation Clinic & Medispa says no: “The skin

butter and coconut water to ensure the products

will not be able to breathe properly.” Exercise

could last through a workout without using harsh

stimulates blood flow and oil glands, meaning there

ingredients,” Beauchamp finishes.

is extra heat and moisture on the skin. Sweat is meant to flush out toxins, but if sweat is prevented

Sweat Cosmetics was founded in 2015 by excollege soccer players, who didn’t like how their

from properly flushing out the pores – which a

make-up ran during games. Made specifically

layer of the wrong make-up can do – there can be

for those who lead an active life and formulated

blockages and congestion. The key here is to select

with a high-quality blend of minerals and free of oil, fragrances, and silicone, Sweat Cosmetics’ foundation and bronzer offers coverage without clogging pores, and they contain SPF 30 for outdoor workouts. The lack of silicone also makes them more environmentally friendly than Beauchamp’s Birchbox

Above / Birchbox Arrow collection, from £7 Below / MAC Work It Out collection, from £14.50

the right products from reputable brands. In the age of the selfie, wanting to look good at the gym may be a priority, but don’t do so at the risk of causing red, spotty skin. Shop carefully for specially formulated products and remember, there’s no downside to wearing lipstick in the gym. When in

creations; much has been made in the press of

doubt, a bare face and a bold lip may be the answer.

the environmental hazards posed by polymers in

Space N.K, Cabot Place; MAC, Jubilee Place;

beauty products.

Rejuvenation Clinic & Medispa, Cabot Place;

Long-established brands are also getting in on;

the trend, from Tarte’s athleisure collection to MAC’s new Work It Out range, a brightly coloured ’80’s dance-themed range. While not specifically designed for the gym, the campaign is about experimenting with colour and having fun while working out. At Space N.K, Eyeko’s Sport Waterproof Mascara is fibre-enhanced and claims to not need reapplying post-workout. The Hourglass Vanish Seamless Stick Foundation is waterproof and has a 12-hour wear, and then there’s Perricone MD: the anti-ageing and dermatologist-developed skincare brand offering a ‘no make-up make-up’ range that is perfect for the

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surf’s up Inspired by the ocean, these goodies from Lab Series are newly available at Boots this month. The cleanser doesn’t disturb pH levels while the hydrating gel locks in moisture and soothes the skin. Oil-absorbing powder instantly eliminates shine. All-In-One Face Cleansing Gel, £24, All-In-One Face Hydrating Gel, £12.50, LAB Series, available at Boots, Canada Place

GROOMING whether it’s a close shave or full-on fuzz, l o o k a f t e r y o u r f a c e t h i s m ay WO R D S / c h a r lot t e p h i l l i p s

regime essentials Aramis’ two additions this month complete the ultimate top-to-toe regime. Its body spray is perfect for the man on the go, with its scent of leather, sage and sandalwood, while the lather cleanses and cushions your shave. Deodorising Body Spray, £15, Enriched Lather Shave, £25, Aramis, available at Boots, Canada Place

fuzz control TIGI Bed Head For Men’s new range is specifically designed for facial haircare. Lion Tamer provides control and nourishment while Moustache Crafter, including beeswax and coconut oil, provides strong hold and subtle fragrance. From £9.95, TIGI Bed Head For Men,

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oil up This penetrating Shave Oil is full of antioxidants and plant oils – think rosehip, geranium and borage – allowing the skin to rejuvenate while promoting elasticity, fortifying dry skin and helping to reduce sensitivity. The sleek packaging is a bonus. £31 for 30ml, Refinery, Space N.K, Cabot Place

one and only OneBlade’s razor may be expensive but it offers the closest alternative to a cutthroat shave at the barber. Made from top-quality stainless steel and coated in platinum, the Japanese blades offer ultimate comfort. Choose from gunmetal or silver: both look sleek and chic. $399 (approx. £311), OneBlade,

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a b r e at h o f f r e s h a i r When it comes to good fragrances, it’s easy to believe that the fairer sex has the monopoly. However, there are plenty of quality options for the man who wants to smell as good as he looks, especially as we move into summer. David Taylor investigates

Most of us have our favourite fragrance: the cologne you inherited from your father; the eau de toilette that you used in your youth and brings back heady memories; the scent that you once accidentally sprayed and is now your go-to. What all of these might have in common, however, is that they currently belong in the wrong season. Spice notes, oud, leather – you name it – it’s probably more suited to a cable knit jumper than to your swimming trunks. But not to fret: we’ve compiled a list of the must-have scents for the warmer months.

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Aromas of rose alternate between floral, spicy and woody notes.

Opening line of citrus, offset by a foundation of pink peppercorn and nutmeg.

Aromatic top notes of tarragon with comforting, spicy cinnamon.

Fresh top notes of grapefruit and mandarin meet base notes of amber.

Uncompromising Sohan, £178 for 75ml, Penhaligon’s, Cabot Place

Dior Homme Sport, £57 for 75ml, Dior,

Mr. Burberry, £88 for 150ml, Burberry,

Light Blue, £82.50 for 200ml, Dolce & Gabbana, Waitrose, Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

Bergamot and orange blossom, softened with musk.

A blend of Italian bergamot, lemon and mandarin contrasts with sharp shiso leaf.

Top notes of peach and plum combine with base notes of leather.

Fresh and spicy with top notes of citrus, nutmeg and coriander leaves.

Sur l’Herbe, £105 for 100ml, L’Artisan Parfumeur,

Sole di Positano, £155 for 50ml, Tom Ford, Waitrose, Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

Bibliothèque, £150 for 100ml, Byredo, Space N.K, Cabot Place

Sunshine For Men, £26 for 100ml, Paul Smith, Cabot Square

Mandarin orange, lemon and petitgrain combine with spicy nutmeg and myrrh.

Notes of tangerine, bergamot and apple mix with cinnamon and musk.

Top notes of cumin fuse with juniper and a black cedarwood base note.

Colonia Ebano, £170 for 100ml, Acqua di Parma, Waitrose, Food, Fashion and Home, Canada Square

Outrageous, £130 for 100ml, Frederic Malle,

Black Cedarwood & Juniper, £88 for 100ml, Jo Malone London, Jubilee Place


itrus appears to be the buzzword in fragrance for spring, with brands such as Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana offering citrus-heavy top notes of bergamot,

A blend of coffee notes is enhanced by the warmth of vetiver. Black Phantom, £245 for 50ml, By Kilian,

lemon and mandarin. However, make sure to combine this with a bit of a kick towards the base. Mr. Burberry’s cinnamon and Acqua di Parma’s nutmeg are both suitable, as they aren’t too overpowering, and leave room for the lighter top notes to stick around.

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Fit to finish FIT is French Connection’s new activewear range. Combining stylish silhouettes with technical innovation, FIT includes five categories – Seamless, Core Comfort, Sweat, Super Soft and Fit Accessories – making the clothes suitable for activities such as yoga and running. Insulation technology and moisture-wicking fabrics ensure peak performance. We love the grey sweatshirt with an adjustable hem to ensure wind protection and lowprofile reflectivity. From £20,

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Natural Fitness Food is changing its menu, to categorise food into

Sailing in the city

macro parameters for performance,

The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre offers sailing and kayaking courses and private tuition. In warmer weather, there is twilight sailing followed by a barbecue. It is also a registered charity, raising funds to offer watersports for school groups and families to experience the enjoyment and health benefits of the sports. You can volunteer, fundraise – or just go along and enjoy.

muscle gain and fat loss. Working with nutritionist David Dunne, the update has come after members of Canary Wharf’s Third Space wanted more goal-orientated food on offer. Natural Fitness Food, Third Space, Canada Square

Sipping superfoods Naomi’s Kitchen ‘I AM Superfood’ blends come in five options and can be added to drinks. The organic formulas contain superfoods and adaptogens, which increase resistance to a wide array of biological, physical and emotional stress factors. ‘I AM Cleansed’ is great for promoting a healthy alkaline environment, while ‘I AM Beautiful’ assists in skin repair. 70g for £15,

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On Psycle… “Inspiring, challenging, community.”

On favourite workout pieces… “I love our co-branded Lululemon leggings. They’re my favourite fit.”


Rhian We’re big fans of a 7.30am spin class here at Canary Wharf, and Psycle is the best in the business. Here, its founder Rhian Stephenson talks inspiration, collaborations and favourite foods WO R D S / c h a r lot t e p h i l l i p s

On inspiration… “I’m inspired by physical challenges, adventure, seeing people push through difficult times. I’m also inspired by nature – whenever I go into the mountains or somewhere beautiful I come back full of ideas and passion.”

On best advice… “Nobody cares as much as you do. It’s something that’s really helped me get perspective and let go of those tiny things we obsess over. It’s so easy to get inside our own heads and let negative thoughts weigh us down, but we usually make it far bigger and far more stressful than it needs to be. Obsessing over the problem prevents you from finding the solution, so letting go a little is always the first step.”

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On business mistakes…

On reading…

“One of the most important lessons I’ve

“I love reading big epic novels.

learned is that if things aren’t working

I just finished A Little Life by Hanya

you need to assess things carefully and

Yanagihara and it was beautiful.”

deliberately, but then execute with speed. As soon as you know something

On relaxing…

is unworkable it’s important to act.

“I love getting out into nature. I grew

Avoiding challenging conversations

up in Canada and my entire childhood

or decisions in business makes it

was spent outdoors - hiking, boating,

worse for everyone and has a

skiing. I find that nature just resets me

knock-on effect.”

in a way that nothing else does. I also

On grooming… “My hair is super lowmaintenance but I have an

love exercising, cooking with friends, and, of course, the odd massage.”

On last ever meals…

in-depth skincare regime to

“I think my last meal would be a

make up for it! I have about

shellfish cocktail with giant prawns,

UMA Brightening Face Oil, £115,

four different serums for

lobster and crab. I would need

different uses. I love face

something moreish like sweet potato

masks, oils and exfoliants.

fries, but I am also pretty boring

I use SkinCeuticals Age

and absolutely love vegetables, so an

Delay, Vitamin C and

avocado, tomato and basil salad with

Hydrating B5 serums; I also

salt and amazing olive oil is one of

love UMA Brightening Face

my all-time favourites. For dessert it

Oil and Alpha H Liquid

Gold Face Mask. Since I exercise so much my skin tends to get

would be raspberry pie. I love cooking and eating out. My favourite restaurants

dry and the masks really help

are ones that use fresh,

hydrate and brighten my skin.

vibrant ingredients

I love Estée Lauder Intensive

and serve healthy

Night Repair serum as well – it’s incredibly nourishing.”

on health and fitness...

food in a creative and inspiring way.”

On holidays…

“Pretty much all things health and

“I generally don’t go to

fitness interest me. I’m constantly

the same place over

interested in finding the best ways

and over because

to optimise individual performance.

I love exploring

Whether it’s through nutrition,

new cities and

supportive supplementation, cross

countries. I love

training, meditation – the whole

Mexico, Italy

spectrum fascinates me.”

and Whistler.”

On Psycle collaborations…

On luxury items…

“I really enjoy working with the big

“I generally splurge on experiences

sports brands but also would love

more than things, whether it’s a

to partner with young sports teams,

holiday, spa day, dinner with friends,

schools and councils to help support

or weekend away. Apart from that

our future athletes and inspire teens

I splurge on luxury bedding!”

to live a healthy lifestyle.”

Psycle, Crossrail Place

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When a new release is created by, styled by former US Vogue editor André Leon Talley and promoted by Naomi Campbell, you know it’s going to be big. And the Buttons wireless headphones do not disappoint. Connectable to your phone via Bluetooth, they are available in four colourways: we love the eternally stylish gold [pictured]. £170,,

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Sleek, shiny and brand new to the Canary Wharf malls is Tesla. The standalone store opened just this month and it’s sure to tempt you with the impressive models it has to offer. Think state-of-the-art, specialised and ridiculously stylish

just opened The Cabot Place store not only showcases Tesla’s award-winning all-electric Model S and Model X, but also features its own Tesla design studio



he future is here and it’s come

hosting practically every function you

in the form of a brand new Tesla

could possibly think of, including the

store in Canary Wharf’s Cabot

manner in which your car doors open.

Place. From the moment you walk in,

Personalisation is a heavily embraced

you’ll feel transported into a futuristic

theme for Tesla, for example, the car’s

world and when you finally take a seat

electronic screens allow the system

in a Tesla, frankly, you’ll feel like you’re

to ‘get to know you’ in certain ways;

in a spaceship.

you can connect with your own key

Everything about the Tesla car

fob to preset the car to your personal

screams high-tech and cutting-edge.

preferences and create playlists with

It’s clean, sophisticated and stylish;

your Spotify account. It’s user-friendly

from the plush leather seats and large

and can even engage Autopilot features

windows to the electronic screen

for long journeys, to give you more


t h e way test the limits Pop into the store and book yourself in for a test drive or just head in and speak with the product specialists and educate yourself on the many benefits of an electric car. Tesla’s main mission is to push the world towards sustainable energy, and both the Model S and Model X are revolutionary, 100 per cent electric vehicles. Safe, sleek and speedy, what more could you want?

confidence behind the wheel and increased safety on the road. The store is no different. Not only can you take a look at the two models in person, you can also head to the design studio where you can pick and customise every last detail of your car; colour, seats, battery pack, materials. It’s completely bespoke to you. Staff are on-hand to talk you through car specifications to fit in with your lifestyle. Tesla, Cabot Place;

the electronic screens allow the system to ‘get to know you’

The world’s greatest cars set to roar into the city

On the 8th and 9th June, the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company, in the heart of the City, will be packed with power and glory – over 160 legendary sports cars, historic racing cars and modern supercars, presented by Octane Magazine. The inaugural City Concours is an exclusive motoring event bringing together the world of luxury cars, fine watches, art and gourmet food. The specialist classic and sports car dealers will be joined by displays of the premium international car marques. So with all-day hospitality and Champagne Taittinger tents it has to be the perfect location for a power lunch.




Cunning Cabriolet The Audi S5 soft-top is a classy contender with a couple of tricks up its sleeve, says Matthew Carter


hey think of everything, those Germans. I’ve just been driving along a twisty country road on a gloriously sunny day with the roof down.

The smell of freshly mown grass fills the cabin while the soundtrack is supplied by a potent 3-litre V6 that snarls under acceleration and pops and bangs on the overrun – in a good way, that is. Thanks to the wind jammer sitting behind the front seat, there’s a light breeze in the cabin rather than the full force hurricane that invariably accompanied a spell of soft-top driving in the past. Why, it would even be possible to listen to the radio

the manoeuvre the lights change and I’m obliged to

without having to turn the dial up to 11.

move off.

But I’m about to turn on to a motorway and

No worries. I can continue to raise the roof on the

at higher speeds things could get a little more

move, at speeds of up to 31mph, a much higher speed

uncomfortable, were it not for a cunning piece of

than the norm. Given that it only takes 18 seconds to

German engineering.

raise (15 seconds to lower) the fabric hood, it’s firmly

Entry to the slip road is traffic-light controlled

locked into place long before I’ve filtered into lane

and as I approach the lights are at red. I stop and

one. And the ensuing motorway journey is as quiet

press the button to raise the roof, but halfway through

and comfortable as it would be, were this a coupé.

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the super-smooth eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission doing their bit to ensure none of the power is thrown away in wheel spin. It’s this engine that really brings the car alive. The S5 sits on top of the recently revamped A5 range. You can have your ‘5’ as a two-door coupé, a ‘Sportback’ – essentially a four-door coupé – or as a cabriolet. The A5 range is powered by a selection of worthy petrol and diesel engines that offer between 190 to 252 PS. This turbocharged S version, however, adds a heady 100+ PS to that. It has 21 PS more than its supercharged V6 predecessor and now matches the output of the original S5 from 2007, and that was powered by a 4-litre V8. Ten years of progress have But then, Audi knows a thing or two about

given us a smaller and lighter engine that produces

making a high-quality product. This S5 Cabriolet is

fewer emissions, has much better mpg and stronger

an expertly crafted piece of kit, as solid as the coupé

performance. That’s genuine progress.

despite the lack of a roof to hold things together. It’s not quite as fast as the S5 Coupé, mind you,

And while it might not sound as urgent as the V8 of old, the new V6 has its own aural

and to ensure the thing doesn’t shake like a jelly a

charm, especially with the roof down: under hard

certain amount of underfloor strengthening has

acceleration, the engine growls as the car gathers

been added. The cost is an additional 225 kgs over

pace. There’s no turbo lag to speak of, while the

the coupé, which adds nearly half a second to the

mid range punch is exceptional. Coupled with that

0-60 mph time.

slick eight-speed transmission, the S5 makes an

But if you can tell the difference in real-world driving, you’re a better man than I. Floor the throttle and the S5 Cab simply rockets away from the line, its standard quattro four-wheel drive and

Car: Audi S5 Cabriolet

Pri c e: £51,835 OTR

excellent grand tourer, despite its standard sports suspension and 19-inch wheels. There was a time when Audi’s engineers believed that a ‘sporting’ car should have a teeth-rattling ride

ENGI NE: Front-mounted, 2,995cc , V6-cyl turbo petrol



from bone-hard suspension. Thankfully, sense has prevailed and they have discovered how to make a car handle and ride properly. It works especially well if you tick a £900 option that adds damping control to the mix. In other respects, the S5 benefits from all the attributes of the standard A5 cabriolet. The cabin is classy and the now familiar ‘virtual’ instrument panel, complete with iPad-like central display for the sat nav, works exceptionally well. The sports seats, electrically adjustable and heated in the front, provide great support and there’s even enough room in the rear for a couple of adults, thanks to dimensions that are slightly longer overall.

Ten years have given us a smaller e n g i n e t h at p r o d u c e s f e w e r e m i s s i o n s and stronger performance. t h at ’ s g e n u i n e p r o g r e s s

Outside, the latest 5s benefits from styling that manages to look familiar and yet completely fresh at the same time. The front is dominated by a huge corporate grille but it’s really the pronounced creases on the bonnet and

£900 for a head-up instrument display is

down the flanks of the car that add that touch of

fair enough but demanding £300 for a wind

sharpness to the design.

deflector – something that’s vital on a soft-top and frankly should be standard at this level –

The fabric hood – no clunky metal roof here –

smacks of opportunism.

is a delight. Elegant when in place, with excellent

Still, there’s no denying the S5 is a hugely

visibility out, it folds away quickly and neatly at the flick of a switch. And when folded it doesn’t

elegant machine. It’s quick and sure-footed, though,

encroach on the generous boot space. To add to the

as is often the case with Audis, a little clinical in

car’s practicality, the rear seats fold on a 20/40/20

the way it operates. If you’re looking for drama and

split basis, allowing longer loads to be carried.

overt character from your car, then try a BMW 440i or Mercedes-AMG C43 soft-top.

As with modern Audis, the S5 comes complete

But if you prefer being a little less out there, a

with a raft of driver assistance systems, including

little more subtle in your manner of arrival, the S5

adaptive cruise control that can effectively take over the controls, including the steering, in stop-and-go traffic. Totally driverless cars really aren’t that

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cabriolet heads the pack.

far away. Disappointingly, despite a hefty price tag that’s comfortably over the £50k marker, to get your ideal S5 you will still need to tick a few options. I guess asking an extra

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S ta r t yo u r e n g i n e s As the Square Mile prepares for a rally of classic cars and supercars to enter the Honourable Artillery Company gardens, Canary Wharf finds out what visitors can expect at City Concours WO R D S / b e t h a n r e e s


n 8 and 9 June this year, the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company in the City

will turn into a playground for car lovers. The motoring garden party called City Concours is the brainchild of the team behind Concours of Elegance, one of the top-rated classic car events in the world. Celebrate the finer things in life such as the latest supercars to legends of Formula One and Le Mans, alongside artisan goods, art and luxury watches, all with the backdrop of the (hopefully) sunny City skyline.

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What kind of people are you expecting


to come to City Concours?

Director Of City Concours

The profile of the audience changes per its geography but there are themes that

What are the Concours events and

run through the events. We’re bringing

where do they come from?

this to the City because the event is

The team behind the Concours,

profiling an audience that might not go

Thorough Events, produce three very

to the other shows. We’re targeting a

a regiment that performs ceremonial

special events around the subject of

very high-net-worth demographic of

duties, and it’s an armoury as well.

cars, of which the City Concours is the

City professionals and it’s encouraging

latest. The family jewel is something

them to liberate their passion. First and

What’s the difference between this

called the Concours of Elegance,

foremost it’s about the cars, but the

event and Concours of Elegance?

which is in its fifth year. Its destination

event itself at the Honourable Artillery

There won’t be an emphasis on pre-

changes every year: it’s been at Windsor

Company (HAC) is a great setting. It is a

war cars here. This is more aimed at

Castle, Hampton Court Palace, St

beautiful oasis within walking distance

high-net-worth individuals, aged 30-

James’s Palace and Holyrood Palace –

of Liverpool Street and Moorgate. I like

55, who want to exercise their passion

it’s the foundation of the business. It’s

to describe it as a beautiful automotive

for cars, 1960s models onwards. There

a very exclusive event, which brings

garden party in the City – it’s decadent

will be supercars lining the entrance

owners and enthusiasts of classic and

and high quality.

to the site.

modern cars all together. Last year, we

The HAC is unlike anywhere else in

launched the Gulf Concours at the Burj

the City. It has such a vast expanse of

What cars can we anticipate to see?

Al Arab in Dubai and this year is the

manicured lawns across a six-acre site.

I wouldn’t want to focus on any car

launch of City Concours in London.

It’s a historic military site, which houses

in particular, but for a glance at the spectrum, there will be a Mercedes SL Gullwing at one end of the supercar league and a LaFerarri (Ferrari’s latest creation) at the other. But it’s important that the audience realises there’s more to this event than cars; we’ve got amazing hospitality, pavilions for art, luxury goods and watches. And Taittinger has just been confirmed as a partner, so it’s a great opportunity to have some bubbles too.


SEVEN THINGS TO DO AT CITY CONCOURS 1 Ogle the holy trinity of supercars, as the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 line up together on the Artillery lawn.

2 Relive history’s most epic 24 Hours of Le Mans moments, with iconic cars such as the Jaguar D-Type and Gulf McLaren F1.

3 See how performance has evolved with a display of supercars through the ages, including the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Jaguar XKSS and Ferrari 288 GTO.

4 Book in for the RM Sotheby’s breakfast – a full English set among some of the world’s most incredible cars – and listen to expert talks about the investment potential in the classic car market.

5 Book yourself a three-course lunch in the hospitality area or just pop into the Taittinger Champagne tent for a glass of bubbly.

6 Browse the latest high-end timepieces in the Chrono Pavilion, including a collection from one of the oldest surviving watchmakers, Breguet.

7 If you’re feeling flush, drive home in a classic or performance car of your own from one of the UK’s best automotive specialists, including Nicholas Mee and Clayton Classics.

Canary Wharf reader offer Two-for-one on £35 entry tickets 20 per cent off Breakfast in the City tickets, including breakfast service, private or shared tables and all-day access. Originally £102, reader offer £82 20 per cent off Concours Alfresco Lunch tickets, including a Champagne reception, an outdoor food section featuring a summer sizzle menu, half a bottle of wine with lunch and all-day access. Originally £226, reader offer £170 Enter the code RUNWILDVIP when booking via

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santorini’s secret There are countless reasons to visit the dazzling Greek island of Santorini, but just last month another tempting reason presented itself: EROSANTORINI. The resort features yearround, unrivalled luxury private villas, each designed with exquisite views across the Aegean Sea. Enjoy your own private space, complete with outdoor Jacuzzi and floating fireplace, alongside the resort’s 115-foot infinity pool and open-air cinema. From €5,000 (approx. £4,300) per night,

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call of nature For those seeking an exclusive getaway in a serene location, mixed with a little adventure, look no further than The Lodge at Feline Fields in Botswana. The six-suite luxury lodge is designed with families in mind and is set in one of the most awe-inspiring spots on earth. Watch the sun set from the comfort of your lodge or venture out on exciting safari tours and explore the landscapes Botswana has to offer. From $890 (approx. £725) per person, per night,

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38 degrees north, ibiza Relax, reset and retreat with 38 Degrees North’s DNA:Fitness retreat. A training programme shaped purely on your DNA, the first-class experience ensures your energy is focused in the right places to get the maximum results. It doesn’t hurt that it has Ibiza’s beauty as its backdrop. © Wildfitness

reach for the stars Spend the night under a blanket of glittering stars at The Malori in South Africa, and immerse yourself in the wilderness. The specially designed deck offers guests the unparalleled experience of sleeping in the great outdoors, in the safety of your own secluded and opulent cabin. Just sit back, relax and take in panoramic views of the open savannah. It doesn’t get any better than that. From £290 per person, per night,

Set against the dramatic scenery of the White Mountains National Park, Wildfitness Crete perfectly combines outdoor activities – exploring gorges and peaks, climbing trees and swimming in pure turquoise waters – alongside workshops on food and its impact.

roman restoration sen wellness, sri lanka Whether you want to lose weight, ease a health issue or just get your zen back, Sen Wellness in stunning Sri Lanka could be the answer. The hidden oasis, situated next to the Indian Ocean, is luxury fitness at its finest, with each programme carefully tailored to suit your needs.

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in the details Opening this spring, the Mondrian Doha hotel is taking luxury in Qatar to new heights. Superior features and a meticulous attention to detail are evident throughout, from the lavish interiors and Swarovski crystal chandeliers to the excellent facilities, including eight restaurants and bars, a rooftop pool and exclusive spa. From $240 (approx. £190) per night,

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Hotel Eden, Rome, reopened its doors last month following an 18-month restoration. The hotel overflows with charm and authentic Roman style, blended seamlessly with contemporary features and a new spa. The hotel is immaculately decorated, with high ceilings and tall windows framing views of the Eternal City. From €730 (approx. £615) per night,

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Th e Spa Se le c t i o n in need of a holiday with a detox? whether you wa nt to head ea st or west, t h e r e ’ s a s p a w i t h a t r e a t m e n t , m a s s a g e o r s l i g h t ly u n u s u a l h e a l i n g practice calling your name. jo foley gives them a go



pas are now perceived as the fix-it centres for all that is amiss with our bodies. For years they were the places we went to for

luxury and pampering – places with soft lights, sweet music, Tibetan bells, sensuous oils and serenity. But now we want more – help with aches, pains, tired muscles, bad posture, sleep issues, stress relief, age management, diet and nutritional advice – which is why their offerings now include osteopathy, acupuncture, sports rehabilitation and the very latest scientific research in skincare. But we still want the luxury, the wall-to-wall silks, the pampering, the fun, as well as the fix. Fear not; you can have it all.

during summer months swimming in the lake is a highlight – smooth and cool, it is like moving through silk

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Domenig, without losing the essence of the place.


The week-long regime is structured and overseen

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by a myriad of medics, practitioners, nutritionists, masseurs and trainers. Each client is seen by a

In spite of its cosy alpine chalet exterior, this

doctor on arrival, at which point a programme

is a serious clinic and detox centre. Based on

is modified to their individual needs. Eating

the philosophy of Dr Franz Xaver Mayr, which

is mostly restricted to dry spelt rolls, sheep’s

teaches that a healthy body (and mind) depends

milk yoghurt, a potato (if you’re lucky) and the

on a healthy gut, this is a place devoted to your

occasional bowl of broth, while each day begins

digestive system. The original of the many Mayr

with a glass of Epsom salts. Each mouthful of food

clinics which now abound, this has recently

must be chewed at least 40 times, in part to alert

been given not just a facelift, but a complete

the gastric juices but also to slow down our eating

body makeover by its new supremo, Dr Stephan

habits. Gentle exercise is encouraged, beginning with early morning stretching classes, while yoga and personal training are also offered. Best of all are the daily guided walks through the adjoining woods (Dr Domenig leads Walk with the Doc once a week), and during summer months swimming

Clockwise from left: © Lefay Resort and Spa, Lake Garda; FX Mayr Health Centre © Simone Attisani; FX Mayr Health Centre © Joergson

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in the lake is a highlight – smooth and cool, it is like moving through silk. The days are taken up

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tuina is not for the fa i n t- h e a r t e d , b u t s a lv at i o n f o r t h e t i r e d a n d ta u t with treatments from massage (lymphatic drainage

but salvation for the tired and taut), acupuncture,

through to deep tissue), kneipping therapies (hot

moxibustion, reiki and qigong alongside relaxation

and cold water immersions), kinesiology, hay wraps,

techniques and beauty treatments using the resort’s

vitamin infusions, body scrubs and facials but, most

own skincare products. Also at hand are five different

of all, rest. The regime may be rigorous, but the care

types of sauna, indoor and outdoor saltwater infinity

is comforting and the scenery spectacular. The results

pools, a running circuit plus a choice of wellness

are first rate, which is why aficionados return on

paths and therapeutic gardens where guests can

a regular annual basis.

meditate. And, of course, the two restaurants offer the

Week-long programme costs from €1,350 (approx.

very best of a healthy Mediterranean diet, as well as

£1,129), with accommodation €875 (approx. £731),

Relaxation Central LeFay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda, italy

Overlooking the vast expanse of Lake Garda and set in 27 acres of parkland, including scented lemon groves and ancient olive trees, Lefay is an eco-resort with a plus. It is where classical Chinese medicine meets

classic Italian cuisine. And while each guest is given This page clockwise from top left: Royal Suite Jacuzzi at LeFay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda; Pool at Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda; Lefay Vital Gourmet Frutti di Bosco and Rabarbaro at Lefay Resort & Spa © Michelangelo Princiotta

their own herbal tea to drink, be warned there is also a cocktail bar. As with most spas, seven to ten-day programmes are the most efficacious, but LeFay also offers a five-night relaxation programme that reenergises the over-tired and over-stressed mind and rebalances the body. Five-night integral programmes costs €2,200 (approx. £1,834),

cutting-edge Western


research and practices to

B A R B E R Y N B EA C H A y u r v e d a R e s o r t ,

help rebalance the body’s

W E L I G A M A , S R I L A N KA

energy. To facilitate that, each guest is first seen by

A resort that appeals to both Ayurveda aficionados

a doctor, where problems

and beginners, this is a spacious modern take on one

and needs are discussed

of the world’s oldest medical systems. Overlooking the

and treatments prescribed.

golden sands of Weligama on Sri Lanka’s south coast,

These could include

and surrounded by tropical gardens, Barberyn is an

not just massage but its

ideal place to escape the stresses of the everyday. It

Chinese version, tuina

is a resort dedicated to Ayurveda, which is as much

(not for the faint-hearted,

about prevention as cure. It begins with a consultation


with a doctor who deciphers what body type you are (your dosha) via a stringent questionnaire and multiple pulse readings, and prescribes treatments accordingly. The most common is the abhyanga, a swift synchronised massage carried out by two therapists, which is more an application of oil than the massage Westerners

Focused on Fitness

are used to. Herbal baths

Fusion Maia Danang, Vietnam

and hot poultices are often also prescribed, as

This is a place you would want to stay forever.

are head massages and

Overlooking the great beach of Da Nang, this is an

the near coma-inducing shirodhara or thakradhara – where either warm oil or buttermilk is poured in a steady stream onto the centre of the forehead (the third eye) and is the most relaxing therapy of all. Yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathing) are also prescribed. In between treatments there are lectures,

This page clockwise from left: Barberyn herb store; Barberyn restaurant © Panduka de Silva; pool at Fusion Maia Danang

all-inclusive resort so that you never need worry about costs once you’re booked in. Not only do you have your own villa, complete with your own pool or outside tub, but all your treatments, daily excursions, watersports, private as well as group yoga classes, tai chi, meditation and fitness training are included.

cooking demonstrations and outings to local places

Each day there are two spa treatments on offer –

of interest.

everything from wraps, scrubs, manicures, facials

From £140 per day to include all meals,

through to a menu of massages – as well as a full

prescribed therapies, herbal oils, baths and elixirs,

programme of activities both within and outside the

resort. These could range from cooking classes to

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meditation on the nearby heritage site of Marble Mountain or heading off to one of the many local markets (everything from silks to spices). Food is essential to any place of wellbeing, which is why there is a wide choice of healthy, delicious Vietnamese and international dishes on offer at any one of the three restaurants and cafes. But mostly it is the beach, the privacy and the spa treatments that elicit such a feeling of wellbeing for all who come to destress and relax. Seven nights

Clockwise from top left: BioHotel Stanglwirt © Alexander Heil; Les Prés d’Eugénie; Ferme Thermale Garden Spa, both © Xavier Boymond; whirlpool at Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt © Hasselblad; Natur-Badesee © Paul Dahan

who trains the Klitschko brothers – who will teach you to ‘walk with your brain’ – wallow in a selection of pools – some with jets, some with recliners, some bath temperature, some straight from the spring – move through several types of sauna, discover a face cream that uses your own blood as a component (Dr Sturm’s MC1 creation), indulge in every type of beauty treatment, or simply relax. That is what is on offer at the Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, just 30 minutes from Munich (and so favoured by its eponymous football

is never long enough,

team). From the outside it is a picture-perfect alpine

which is why everybody

building set among farmlands and meadows, but once

promises to return.

through its portals it is a powerhouse of wellbeing.

Seven nights, including

Hence, the Peter Burwash tennis school, the

full board, two spa

state-of-the-art gymnasium (and, yes, you do see the

treatments a day, yoga,

brothers singly or together) and a spa area that is the

tai chi, meditation, fitness classes, and return flights with Vietnam Airlines, costs from £2,795,

ALPINE EXCESS Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, austria

Imagine a spa where you can play tennis all year round (indoor and outdoor), practise at a golf academy, ride glorious white Lipizzaner horses, hike or ski in the mountains, have personal training from the guy


stuff of dreams. A series of grottos houses different pools, saunas, steam rooms and play areas. This is where Harald Kitz, a holistic body practitioner, developed the Haki Flow, a recognised treatment dedicated to easing head, shoulders and neck. This is also where you will find a magical children’s waterworld with pools for children of all ages starting from two, and a water slide of some 120 metres, which is mostly hijacked by the dads. Gentler souls can have yoga, pilates or qigong, or

t h e d aily t h ree - c o u r s e min c e u r men u c ontain s no more t h an 6 0 0 c alorie s

can simply lie in the sun and savour the clean mountain air. The hotel has been owned by the same family for 400 years, and most of

in possibly one of the prettiest wellbeing centres

the food served comes from their own farm (there is

in Europe. Located in an old farmhouse behind the

a children’s farm, too). This is where you bring your

main hotel, and surrounded by flower gardens, La

children so that they can have fun and you can rest

Ferme Thermale looks as if it was designed by Marie

(and in the winter you can ski).

Antoinette in one of her milkmaid moments. Inside

From €135 (approx. £113) per night, treatments from €60

are huge sofas, great log fires and numerous wet and

(approx. £50),

dry treatment rooms. Some guests come for a weekend, some for a


week, and others longer to enjoy ‘la cure’ – a bespoke programme to help destress, lose weight, or simply

L e s P r É s d ’ E u g É n i e ,

rest. The spa is fed by hot springs offering two

EugÉnie-les-Bains, France

types of natural spa water, which help relieve joint pains and aches and improve skin problems. Rich

If it was good enough for the Empress Eugénie, it is

in minerals such as sodium bicarbonate, sulphur,

more than that for those booking a sumptuous break

calcium and magnesium, the waters are included in

at this exquisite French country house hotel and spa.

every treatment. The signature bathing treatment is

Deep in the heart of the Landes, it is home to one of

the white mud bath, where you are invited to soak

the great chefs of his generation, Michel Guérard,

in a substance that looks like double cream but is in

who has retained three Michelin stars over the past

fact a mixture of kaolin clay and the thermal waters

40 years. And while you can indeed indulge in great

(a recipe devised by Guérard). It has a density that

cuisine, you can also enjoy the gourmet delights of

allows the body to float, thereby removing all stress

Cuisine Minceur, which provides a lighter take on

and strain from muscles.

classic French food, with the three-course menu

Three-night Grand Fugue Getaway, which includes full

containing no more than 600 calories.

board Cuisine Minceur and one Michelin dinner, plus

Meanwhile, at the spa, you can while away hours indulging in a large menu of treatments and therapies

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nine therapies in the spa, costs from €910 (approx. £761) per person,

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Bloom returns to Crossrail Place Roof Garden As part of Bloom 2017, the award-winning Crossrail Place Roof Garden will play host to ‘Early Bloom’, a community festival, between 18-21 May. The festival provides local performers with the opportunity to display their work, as well as connect with other artists, and will include a variety of acts showcasing dance, music, theatre and spoken word. Early Bloom will take place in



the performance space at the Roof Garden, Crossrail Place, in the intimate 70-seater amphitheatre and is open to performers of all ages and experience. To participate in Early Bloom or for listings, please visit

Canary Wharf Group go the eggs-tra mile to spread Easter goodwill To celebrate Easter and continue Canary

donated close to 500 Easter eggs to local

Canary Wharf Group supports East End Community Foundation’s Annual Tea Dance for seniors

seniors in east London. Residents at seniors’

Volunteers from Canary Wharf Group, Delancey, State Street and

community groups, as well as day centres,

George Green’s School once again came together in support of the

were delighted to meet, chat, play bingo and

East End Community Foundation’s Annual Tea Dance 2017. The event

enjoy their Easter lunch with the volunteers.

brought together around 150 isolated elderly local residents to socialise

Wharf Group’s tradition of spreading goodwill, volunteers at Canary Wharf Group

and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake and dancing.





RICHARD ROME AT CANARY WHARF Until 2 June Lobby, One Canada Square, Cabot Square and Westferry Circus FREE, open daily Richard Rome is one of a number of British sculptors working in cast, welded and forged metals who came to the fore in the 1970s, in a radical move to embrace industrial materials and methodology, championed by Anthony Caro and inspired by the American sculptor, David Smith, the vanguard of sculpture of this kind. This is the largest exhibition of Rome’s work to be seen in London to date, with sculptures displayed in the lobby of One Canada Square, as well as outdoors at Westferry Circus and Cabot Square. From small studies to monumental pieces, the exhibition covers 40 years of sustained creativity in iron, steel and bronze, revealing Rome as an artist of originality and thoughtful endeavour. Largely abstract, his sculpture also makes reference to the human form, albeit often subliminal. Rome combined his personal creativity with teaching, from which he retired in 2008. He was appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2009. He has participated in many group exhibitions internationally and travels regularly to America where he has attended workshops and undertaken residencies.




w in d o w gallerie s

Showcasing local arts projects

Showcasing up-and-coming artists, designers and craftspeople

Until 2 June

Ah Ra Yang Art, Canada Walk

12 May –12 July Canada Place

Daiva Art Studio ‘Changing Seasons’ The Changing Seasons project showcases the work of young artists from the Canary Wharf area aged between four and nine years old who attend the Daiva Art Studio,

Korean artist Ah Ra Yang lives and works in Seoul and London. She graduated in 2016 with an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, where she focused on an exploration of time, measured and experienced. Her current work juxtaposes medical apparatus such as orthopaedic leg braces with botanical specimens, creating disturbing but compelling objects.

an after-school painting club for kids and adults on the Isle of Dogs. Here they learnt to capture the momentary beauty of ever-changing nature through colour, shading and different painting techniques. Their unique talent and style are strongly evident in each individually expressed painting. Every student at Daiva Art Studio is encouraged to find their authentic creativity through introducing simple rules of composition, working with colour and paint brush techniques. Changing Seasons is a display of the amazing progress some of these young artists have made in a short period of time.

Becky Dockree Design, Jubilee Walk British jewellery designer Becky Dockree is inspired by a passion for pattern and form. She uses traditional etching techniques to create eye-catching designs that conjure up varied interpretations and different stories. Her jewellery is also influenced by her training in sculpture at Sir John Cass School of Art and Design. By introducing her past sculptural ideas into her jewellery practice, her work reaches a new audience.

R o u n da b o u t at C a n ary W harf 9 - 1 4 M AY • M O N T G O M E RY S Q U A R E A unique pop-up venue takes up residence for six days of fabulous entertainment. Choose from cabaret, comedy, family friendly events and performances, theatre, wine tasting and more in this groundbreaking building


the wonder of live music. £8 adult • £6 child • under twos free •

Baby Sensory

ages five & under

TUE 9 MAY • 11-11.45AM Join Baby Sensory Canary Wharf for

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

one of their award-winning baby

FRI 12 MAY • 11-11.35AM

development classes. Using musical

If you go down to the woods today,

instruments, puppets, light shows,

you’re sure of a big surprise...!

massage, brain games and more,

Combining classical ballet, physical

well-known songs from hit shows such

the classes support your baby’s

theatre, gorgeous visuals and

as Mary Poppins, Oliver, Beauty & The

development in that all-important

crystal-clear storytelling, this fresh,

Beast, Frozen and many more.

first year.

innovative dance company pitches

£8 adult • £6 child • under twos free • ages

£7.50 per baby, up to two adults free •

another production perfectly to

eight & under

0 – 13 months

enthral children of all ages, including those with special needs. It’s a visual

Bach to Baby Family Concert: Around the World on 47 Strings

spectacular that’s not to be missed.

WED 10 MAY • 11-11.45AM

Boppin’ Bunnies Trip to the Movies

£8 adult • £6 child • under twos free •

SAT 13 MAY • 2.30-3.15PM

ages five & under

An interactive musical show for families led by a band of live musicians. Come

Our star harpist Fontane Liang will

Baby Broadway

whisk you around the world, stopping

SAT 13 MAY • 11-11.45AM

on a trip through the movies led by the

to dance the tango in Argentina and

Baby Broadway brings West End

SoundSPARK quartet.

groove to the funky jazz beats in

musicals to your doorstep. The whole

£8 adult • £6 child • under twos free • ages

America. Tots can dance and revel in

family can sing and dance along to

eight & under



prepared to sing and join in as you set off

Tales from the Shed

Fringe, picks his favourite routines

SUN 14 MAY • 12-1PM & 2-3PM

from his 12 one-man shows and crams

A vibrant, interactive theatre show that

them into 90 minutes.

is perfect for young children. Every

£15 • ages 16+

show is fun, really silly and there will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs to enjoy! £8 adult • £6 child • under twos free • ages six & under Florian Brooks and Giddy Heights. £12 • ages 16+

Every Brilliant Thing

WED 10 - FRI 12 MAY • 6.45-7.45PM SAT 13 MAY • 4.30-5.30PM The worldwide smash hit is back on tour. A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production, this is a play about depression and the lengths


we go to for those we love. £10 • ages 14+

Tom Aikens – the Art of Fermentation

physicians of BUPA and ask them your

WED 10 MAY • 1-1.30PM

Essex County Cricket Club

burning questions.

Award-winning chef Tom Aikens and

Join Essex Cricket Club for a lunchtime


executive chef Richard O’Connell

Q&A session with former England and

will teach the audience the art of

Essex player Jason Gallian and other

fermentation, including the fermentation

special guests. Cricket fans can win a

of vegetables and making Kombucha.

whole host of prizes in a prize draw.



through Spain, travelling through

The Black Cat Cabaret

Comedy Club

four different regions and tasting four

WED 10 & THU 11 MAY • 8.30-10PM

FRI 12 MAY • 8.30-10PM

delicious wines.

Join us for a dark and daring evening

Canary Wharf Comedy Club is back

£20 • ages 18+

from The Black Cat Cabaret, the

with a cracking line-up of emerging

purveyors of the finest Cabaret Noir

and established comedians. Expect

in London. Compere Dusty Limits

wittiness, satire and silliness from

TUE 9 MAY • 7.30-9.30PM

will host the evening of glamorous

five top comics.

Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh

entertainment, including special guests

£12 • ages 16+


IN PERSON On the door, subject to availability from one hour before the performance


Meet the medical directors and lead

A Journey through Spain by Ibérica TUE 9 MAY • 5.30-6.30PM

Join Ibérica’s wine expert on a journey

Richard Herring – the Best

BOOKING IN ADVANCE, 0871 220 0260 Booking fees apply

THU 11 MAY • 1-2PM

FREE EVENTS No need to book, just turn up! @yourcanarywharf @canarywharflondon


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Five mi n u te s with … We talk to an expert agent who gives us the lowdown on the market and a local view of an area St Katharine Docks

L au ra Law s h e a d o f s a l e s at t h e S av i l l s W a p p i n g o f f i c e


Is London a resilient market? The London market tends to remain resilient to challenges, and in Wapping this rang true following the EU referendum. Many of our buyers and

riginally hailing from the

How do you see the market changing

sellers had a ‘business as usual’ attitude

north of England, Laura Laws

in the run-up to leaving the EU?

and this kept the market moving.

is now the head of sales at the

A lot depends on the extent to which

Savills Wapping office. She moved to

the UK capital can retain its status

What are the most pressing issues

London following a career in public

as a global financial city. Sentiment

buyers and sellers are facing now

transport and now works with a variety

in London’s prime markets will be

and why?

of properties, from the Georgian

determined by the perceived impact

With several new schemes completing

terraces of Stepney Green and boutique

Article 50 will have on the economy.

in the area, buyers are spoilt for choice,

apartment buildings in Temple to the

Over the next two years it is difficult

so sellers need to be competitive with

new-build apartments of Canada Water

to see either a sustained upward or

guide prices to attract serious buyers.

and the hidden Victorian houses in

downward pressure on prices, not least

Waterloo. We took five minutes to chat

because of the prospect of ultra-low

What advice would you give to a buyer

with Laws about the current market,

interest rates. Savills is predicting flat

in the current market?

the local area and her favourite pub.

growth during 2017 and 2018.

Best-in-class properties always attract

P R O PE RT Y Cinnabar Wharf West, £1,200,000

lots of interest, and buyers need to remember that when trying to secure your dream home you need to make your most compelling offer. We’re expecting values to remain steady over the next couple of years, and since January we are agreeing sales at, on average, 99 per cent of their asking price, so low-ball offers are unlikely to be successful. How should sellers present

St Katharine’s Way, £3,500,000

their properties? Buyers are looking for a well-presented property with no surprises. Give your property a health check and identify anything that needs fixing or sprucing up. This might be as simple as a loose door handle that needs tightening, or a bigger investment such as replacing a dated bathroom. How do Savills’ offices work together? We work frequently with our neighbours in Shoreditch and Canary Wharf, but many of our buyers and

as well as the sailing school at Shadwell

Where’s the best place to hang out

sellers come from our Home Counties

Basin. My favourite part has to be

in Wapping?

offices. These might be ‘empty-nesters’

the quintessential village high street,

As a Northerner, I am partial to a

moving back into London once their

complete with butchers, greengrocers

good pub. The Town of Ramsgate has

children have left home, or couples

and bakery, where the custard tarts are

a wealth of history, a great wine list, a

selling in London to move out to the

to die for!

lovely terrace overlooking the river and a tight-knit family feel.

country to start a family. How has the area changed? What’s your favourite thing about

Wapping has become home to a range

Are there good schools in the area?

your job?

of stunning new developments and

There are some great nurseries and

Having normally spent a few months

business spaces. Commodity Quay

primary schools in Wapping. Saint

arranging the sale of a property, there

in St Katharine Docks, for example,

Peter’s London Docks Primary School

is nothing more satisfying than the

completed in 2014 and incorporates

has one of the best playgrounds I have

feeling of giving someone the keys to

premium office space with a number

ever seen.

their new home.

of dock-facing restaurants, such as Tom’s Kitchen. In the summer, a giant

What are the transport links like?

What are some of the most compelling

screen is set up so that live sport

Wapping is well connected to access

aspects of Wapping?

can be enjoyed. The former News

the whole capital. There’s the

Even though we are so close to central

International headquarters has been

Overground at Wapping and Shadwell,

London and the business areas of

taken over by Berkeley St George, which

National Rail from Limehouse and

the City, Canary Wharf and London

is creating beautiful community areas

the DLR and Underground at Tower

Bridge, Wapping still maintains a

on a site that was previously closed to

Hill. There are also excellent local bus

village atmosphere. There are the

the public. The first building has just

connections to the City, Canary Wharf

stunning canals, the Thames Path and

completed, so it’s the beginning of an

and Bethnal Green. It’s also a great area

St Katharine Docks to walk and cycle,

exciting new phase for local residents.

to walk through.

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HELPING YOU MOVE IN 2017 If you are considering selling or letting a property this year, now is the time to speak to an expert. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 417 offices accross 58 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. Call us today on 020 3641 6112 to arrange your free market appraisal. Guide price: £1,400,000

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Guide price: £1,675,000

Coborn Street, Bow E14 A grade II listed Georgian terraced house. Master bedroom with en suite, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, double reception room, kitchen, dining room, utility room, guest WC, garden and patio. EPC: E. Approximately 170.46 sq m (1,835 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 6112

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Guide price: £900 per week

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EXPER T VI E WS The Knight Fran k Islin g ton off i ce gi ves us its per spe ct ive on the current mar ket an d the year ahead




a s s o c i at e at K n i g h t F r a n k I s l i n g to n

h e a d o f l e t t i n g s at K n i g h t F r a n k I s l i n g to n

hile the majority of buyers seem to be approaching the market with a degree of caution, which is to be expected, the


ctivity in the Islington lettings market for the beginning of 2017 has been higher than the same period last year. While the performance

sentiment among most seems to be overwhelmingly

of the London markets has varied, the overall rise in the

positive after an uncertain 2016.

number of tenancies agreed and viewings completed

Asking prices have slipped a little over the course of the past few months, mainly because of the higher rates of stamp duty, but this has supported more stable levels of activity during this period. Knight Frank undertook a fifth more transactions

reflects the degree of uncertainty that remains in the sales market. Across core central London, rental value declines have begun to bottom out as the rate of growth in the supply of new lettings properties coming into the

in the six months to February 2017 than the equivalent

market slows, which is increasing the balance between

period last year and 2 per cent more than the same

demand and supply. Slightly lower rents, combined

period two years ago. A marginal price rise in

with a less favourable tax environment for landlords,

February of 0.1 per cent meant that the rate of annual

allied to the fact that falls in capital values are slowing,

price growth eased to -6.6 per cent in prime central

means the supply of rental stock could fall in 2017 as

London, a sign that price declines might be close to

landlords consider their options.

bottoming out. In Islington and the City fringe, we

Activity below £1,000 per week has remained the

have fared far better than some of our neighbours in

strongest performing market with properties below

more central areas, with Islington registering only a

£500 per week seeing the fewest declines since the start

-1.9 per cent price change over the past year and areas

of the year. Demand at this level has been underpinned

such as Canary Wharf even registering 2.1 per cent

by the greater acceptance of renting as a tenure model

growth over the same period.

by young professionals, as well as the fact that some

Unlike some areas of prime central London, in

corporate accommodation budgets have been cut,

Islington, homes are predominantly sold to owner-

thereby increasing demand in the lower price brackets.

occupiers who, after a period of uncertainty last year,

For rental properties above the £1,000 per week,

now seem to be of the opinion that ‘life goes on’.

activity is improving but remains comparatively slow.

Brexit has only had a marginal impact on the

A critical issue is budget restrictions for senior

London property market to date, it is stamp duty that

executives relocating to London. We’re expecting to

has been the primary cause of the market slowdown

see a lot of corporate relocation as we enter the new

that we have seen in recent months. It’s now down to

financial year, however, some of the packages are

the chancellor to decide whether he makes any further

changing. Housing costs are increasingly rolled up

changes to the stamp duty regime to put the market

into a single allowance, meaning tenants may be more

back on a more even keel.

prudent with accommodation costs.

Knight Frank 353 Upper Street, N1, 020 3657 7340,

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2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Concierge Gym

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Stunning views Approx. 729 sq ft (68 sq m) South Quay DLR - 0.3 mile EPC: B

Guide price £799,000 Leasehold For more information, call Michael Whittaker 020 3813 5941 or email

11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE


2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Parking Balcony

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River views Approx. 988 sq ft (92 sq m) Limehouse DLR - 0.3 mile EPC: B

Price £625 per week Furnished For more information, call Charlotte Malone 020 3811 2225 or email

Potential tenants are advised that administration fees may be payable when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges.

11 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf E14 4HE

One Park Drive overlooking South Dock, Canary Wharf Computer generated images are indicative only. Prices are correct at the time of going to press.

London’s first residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron

Launching 4th May 2017 Prices from ÂŁ575,000 Preview by appointment only

One Park Drive, Canary Wharf

One Park Drive 3 typologies 58 storeys 483 apartments

Sales Enquiries +44 (0)20 7001 3800


The Heron, City of London EC2 £700 per week*

We are CBRE Residential, your sales and lettings team.

A deluxe one bedroom furnished apartment to rent in this highly popular development in the City of London, conveniently located 3 minutes’ walk from Moorgate Underground Station.


Private balcony Residents’ bar and lounge Private cinema room 24 hour concierge service EPC rating C

020 7205 4674 *Potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £270 including VAT and referencing fee of £50.40 including VAT per person will apply when renting a property. Please visit for more information about other fees that may apply. Prices correct at time of going to print.


Berkeley Tower, Canary Wharf E14 Guide price ÂŁ895,000*

We are CBRE Residential, your sales and lettings team.

020 7205 4673 *Prices correct at the time of going to print.

A wonderful two bedroom, two bathroom apartment for sale in the Canary Riverside development complex offering impressive views of the City and Canary Wharf skyline.


Gated development 24 hour security and concierge services Two private balconies No onward chain EPC rating D

Wellington Terrace, Wapping E1W

Waterman Way, Wapping E1W

Ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 2 double bedroom, 2 storey house Ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this rare opportunity to acquire this modern built 3 within the heart of Wapping.The house benefits from a spacious lounge, fitted kitchen double bedroom, 3 storey house with an amazing view and located within a secure Wellington Terrace, Wapping E1W £695,000 diner, 3 piece bathroom suite and own private garden. Garage.The property has been gated development.The property benefits from modern fitted and integrated kitchen. 2 double bedroom, 2 storey house set within this gated CCTV development. The property has been fully modernised to include finished to a high standard and located just moments away from local amenities and Spacious reception leading onto garden. Modern family bathroom. Spectacular far double south glazing, replacement ceilings, woodTower floors, , alarm, central operatedcanal via remote smart phone or the ornamental that runscontrol, through Wapping. reaching west views of the City of London, Bridge and the Shard.heating Secure system internet. Lounge. kitchen. Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Garden. Secure Underground parking space. underground parkingFully spacefitted and access to guest parking.

Potential to extend into the loft subject to planning permission. Close to Wapping station and local amenities. £850,000 to £875,000 £700,000

Hermitage Court, West Wapping E1W

Park Vista Tower, Wapping E1W



ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this beautifully maintained and decorated modern Ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 1st floor 2 double bedroom, 2 built 3rd floor 2 bedroom apartment within this prestigious luxury development bathroom apartment within this popular West Wapping development.The apartment Tudorfrom House, SE1 En-suite shower room to within the heart of Wapping.The apartment benefits from having an open plan lounge benefits a separateTower fully fittedBridge, kitchen, reception, £1,595,000 and fully fittedbalcony. and integrated kitchen. En-suite shower room to master bedroom, master bedroom bathroom. Private2terrace. Secure underground 6th floor luxuryand2 family Double Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Open Plan parking Reception Room, large Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, balcony with unspoilt views over Swimming decorative tribune,Tobacco Dock space. Concierge. Use of residents communal courtyard. and walk in wardrobe. Modern Integrated Kitchen, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter further by Harrods Estates, Residents Gymnasium, the CityBridge. of London. Pool, Lifts to all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance toand London

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Pierhead, West Wapping E1W

Gun Wharf, Wapping E1W Ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this larger than average period style purpose built apartment within this popular West Wapping development.The apartment benefits 1 bedroom flat.The property benefits from a lounge, separate Kitchen and a 4 piece Rodingsuite. Mews, £1,300 perWooden week from a separate fully fitted kitchen, reception and balcony with basin views. bathroom ParkingWapping space. Close toE1W St Kathrine Dock,‘Waitrose’ and Wapping flooring throughout. lots of storage space. Close to Tower Hill Stations and St ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a Overground Station. Katherines underground space and secure lock up for bikes. very unique property and has views over the canal. Would suit 6 professional people. Dock. CloseSecure to Tower Hill andparking Wapping

Overground and close to Waitrose. Rental Price: £395 Per Week

Rental Price: £395 Per Week

Mews Street, St Katharine’s Dock E1W

Fredericks Row, London EC1V

Ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this recently refurbished 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, Ea2 are pleased to offer this rare opportunity to let this characterful 2 double 3 Storey Mid Terrace house in a quiet enclave just off Goswell Road. Modern fitted bedroom house positioned prominently on St Katharine’s Dock. The house comprises kitchen ,Private Roof Terrace with panoramic views. Close to Angel Underground of a contemporary open plan lounge and modern kitchen. Ground floor cloakroom. Cascades Tower, Docklands E14 £500 per week Station.development. Ideal City pad forComprising a Family or young group of professionals. Furnished. 22 Sets of double doors leading to balcony withfloor outstanding views of St Katharine’s double bedroom, 2 bathroom 11th apartment within this secure modern a reception Dock. the first floorCity thereviews, is 2 double modernbedroom 3 piece bathroom suite wardrobe & en suite bathroom, additional roomTowith water/ fittedbedrooms, kitchen, amaster with walk-in and from the master bedroom a staircase that leads to a study/loft room.

shower room. Balcony. Swimming pool, Gymnasium & Tennis court. Concierge. Rental Price: £1,385 Per Week Rental Price: £715 Per Week

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Mayfair Showroom 66 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3JL 28 offices in Central London and over 60 across London

Ladbroke Grove, W11 ÂŁ4,800,000

A generously proportioned and beautifully presented family home in Ladbroke Grove. The property features a remarkable double height atrium, a large reception room, separate kitchen and dining room. There are four bedrooms two with en suite bathrooms and a recently installed Wentworth Garden Room, energy rating d. Dexters Notting Hill 020 7243 4500

Upper Brook Street, W1K ÂŁ3,650,000

A newly refurbished two bedroom apartment on the fifth floor of this period block with lift and porter. There is a large south facing drawing room offering impressive living space, a separate kitchen off the hallway and two double bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms, energy rating c. Dexters Mayfair 020 7590 9590

Pan Peninsula Square, E14 £1,500 per week

A spectacular penthouse apartment set on the 38th & 39th floors of this highly sought after development. This unique property has floor to ceiling windows throughout, an open plan reception room/kitchen and a mezzanine area. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private balcony, energy rating c. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1190

Marsh Wall, E14 £1,300 per week

A beautifully presented three bedroom apartment on the 37th floor of the Landmark Tower, one of the most prestigious developments within Canary Wharf. The property has a large open plan reception room/kitchen, two bathrooms and a private balcony. Further benefits include 24hour concierge and access to the onsite gym, energy rating b. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1190

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

Olympian Way, SE10 A stunning town house located directly on the river front and just a short walk to North Greenwich tube.

Guide Price ÂŁ725,000 L/H Three Bedrooms

One Bathroom

One Reception


East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

The Property Experts


Stratheden Road, SE3 A beautiful garden floor apartment, forming part of an exclusive development.

Guide Price £1,625,000 F/H

Price £750,000 SOFH Two Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

One Reception


Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

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

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

The Paragon, SE3

Union Park, SE10

Lock Chase, SE3

Located in this prestigious Grade I Listed development is this well presented hall floor apartment.

A newly refurbished top floor apartment within this modern development ideal for commuters.

A spacious apartment with communal gardens and garage en bloc in a sought after location.

£1,650 PCM

£1,650 PCM

£1,650 PCM 2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

1 Reception

Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311


2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

1 Reception

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414


2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

1 Reception

Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311


Randall Place, SE10

Old Woolwich Road, SE10

Holburne Road, SE3

An immaculate period terrace house with a fantastic modern kitchen offering great living space.

A unique period property with a wealth of original features available for six month let.

A beautifully presented terrace house, close to transport links and plenty of green open spaces.

£2,200 PCM

£2,000 PCM

£1,475 PCM

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

1 Reception

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911


2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

2 Receptions

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414


2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

1 Reception

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101


Cadogan Road, SE18

Greenwich Park Street, SE10

Southbrook Road, SE12

A modern duplex apartment, set within a peaceful gated development dating from 1761.

A spacious family home presented in excellent condition in a great location.

Lovely spacious flat close to all local amenities including Lee and Hither Green Stations.

£1,650 PCM 3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

£3,500 PCM •

1 Reception

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101


3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

£1,450 PCM •

2 Reception

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911


2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

1 Reception

Lee Office 020 8852 8633


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

The Property Experts


Beckenham 020 8663 4433 Bromley 020 8315 5544

Chislehurst 020 8295 4900 Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Orpington 01689 661 400 West Wickham 020 8432 7373

Keston BR2

Bromley BR1

Exceptional family home occupying a large south west facing plot of approximately one acre.

Located on one of Bromley’s premier tree-lined roads is this charming double-fronted, detached home.

£2,200,000 F/H

£1,050,000 F/H

Four bedrooms

Four bathrooms

Five bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Four receptions


Two receptions


Contact Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Contact Bromley 020 8315 5544

Orpington BR6 Truly unique Edwardian home, built circa 1901 and retaining many of it’s original period features.

£1,375,000 F/H Six bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Three receptions


Contact Orpington 01689 661 400

The Acorn Group, incorporating:

Sat Nav Ref: CR6 9BA

A brand new collection of luxury, two bedroom apartments now available to view. The Willows is a collection of unique two bedroom apartments overlooking the idyllic settings of Warlingham, Surrey. These luxury homes offer high quality living within a gated development and landscaped gardens. Alongside the extensive greenbelt countryside, Warlingham offers great connections into Central London.

020 8315 6996

Prices from £399,995 − Secure gated development − Private terraces/gardens to all apartments − Allocated parking

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wo Taylor Wimpey

shops, smaller independent stores

amenities, including a vast selection

developments – in the desirable

and places to eat and drink, is just

of shops, cafes and restaurants.

north London locations of Mill

two miles away.

Hill and Whetstone – are offering a

For commuters, Mill Hill East

There is a wealth of green open space close by, including parklands,

wealth of new opportunities for

Underground station is within easy

golf courses and the Dollis Valley

home-hunters in search of their

reach of the new homes, for Northern

Greenwalk, which offers a scenic ten-

perfect property.

Line services to King’s Cross, central

mile route for cyclists and walkers.

There’s currently a choice of one-

London and the West End, while the

Commuters can enjoy easy access

and two-bedroom apartments, and

nearby M1 gives convenient links to the

to the city, with central London only

three-, four- and five-bedroom houses,

rest of the country. For those looking

a 30-minute tube journey away, while

available to reserve at Millbrook Park,

to travel a little further afield, London

the North Circular Road is less than

which is located on the fringes of a

Luton Airport is 25 miles away.

two miles from Oakleigh Grove, linking

conservation area in Mill Hill, with

Meanwhile, Taylor Wimpey is also

the M25 and the M1 motorways for

many of the properties benefiting

preparing to launch a collection of

destinations further afield.

from stunning panoramic vistas

homes at Oakleigh Grove in Whetstone.

To find out more, visit the Millbrook Park

across picturesque parkland and

This development will offer a range

Sales Information Centre, located off

north London.

of three-, four- and five-bedroom

Henry Darlot Drive, Mill Hill, London,

houses, and one- and two-bedroom

NW7 1NP, open from 10am to 5.30pm

a state-of-the-art Virgin Active gym

apartments, located in an established

(Mondays 2pm to 5.30pm), or call the

are located just half a mile from the

residential area in the vibrant and

sales executive on 020 3675 9414.

development, while Mill Hill Broadway

sought-after town of Whetstone,

Alternatively, visit

shopping centre, with its high street

and within walking distance of local

for more information

A large Waitrose supermarket and

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Live here for as little as £819.75 per month† Book now to reserve one of our 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments from £440,000 to £699,950 • High specification throughout as standard • Outside space to every apartment • Located in one of the liveliest parts of the East End of London • Excellent connections into Central London and Canary Wharf just 1.7 miles away

To find out more: 0207

538 8264

Marketing Suite & Showhomes open daily 10am-5pm Off Geoff Cade Way, London E3 4GJ *London Help to Buy is subject to terms and conditions. 40% interest free loan for the first 5 years. Please speak to our Sales Consultants for further details. **View photography taken from the eigth floor of core 4 at Annesely apartments. †Terms and conditions apply. Representative example of a mortgage of £242,000 payable over 30 years initially on a fixed rate until 30/06/19 at 1.34% then variable rate of 3.74% for the remaining 28 years would require 27 payments of £819.75 and 334 payments of £1,101.09. Total amount payable is £389,643 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£147,643) and fees (£1,564). Overall cost for comparison 3.4% APRC representative. Correct at time of going to press May 2017.

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chiltern place, w 1 u with underfloor heating to bespoke

Situated in the heart of London’s

Italian kitchens and marble bathrooms.

West End, and with Regent’s Park as

Highly specified throughout, they

your local village green, not only does

include Cat6 cabling, high-speed fibre

Chiltern Place offer quick and easy

connections for superfast broadband

transport links, but it’s also a cultural

and fully integrated Crestron home

hotspot – Hyde Park, the Wallace

automation systems.

Collection, Harley Street, Claridge’s

Floor-to-ceiling glazing lets light flood into these lateral apartments, which have ceiling heights of

and the Everyman cinema are all close by. Plus, every shopping need can be

approximately 2.75m. Most homes

met, from a weekend market and a

at Chiltern Place have a balcony or

half-century-old musical instrument


garden, with the larger apartments

shop to fabulous bookshops and

boasting multiple balconies.

designer fashion. Independent means

hiltern Place, at 66 Chiltern Street, is an elegant new

All residents have access to hotel-

quality here; cafe culture, independent

style services and facilities, including a

shops, buzzing bistros, Michelin-star

three- and four-bedroom apartments,

private residents’ club, a fully equipped

restaurants, convenient transport links

penthouses and a four-storey

fitness suite, valet parking, 24-hour

and green spaces such as Regent’s Park

townhouse in the heart of Marylebone

security and a concierge service. A

are all on the doorstep.

Village. One of the most sought-after

bicycle space is provided for each

For sales enquiries, contact Knight Frank

locations in central London, it can

apartment and there is the option

and Savills, 020 7486 4477,

be found on a corner site next to

for an allocated car parking space.

collection of 55 one-, two-,

Paddington Street Gardens. The 16-storey building was designed by PLP Architecture to be contemporary and yet complement the heritage of the area. Together with Ronson Capital Partners (the team behind impressive London buildings such as The Heron in the City and Riverwalk in Westminster), the company has formed a glorious structure that blends in with a timeless streetscape. Red and rose pink hues create gentle contrasts around the building’s façade, while dramatic bronze columns and a unique terracotta façade greet you upon arrival. Homes at Chiltern Place feature the finest materials, craftsmanship and finishes, from timber and stone floors

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increasingly more qualified than they were in Q1 of 2016 and are ready and able to move more quickly. But while this is the case, the biggest struggle of Q1 has been a lack of stock, with fewer properties coming to the market compared to Q1 2016. We hope to see this improve as we enter the summer months and with more qualified buyers searching, we predict a busy Q2/Q3. In Q1 2017 we have seen the completion of the most recent phase in Goodmans Fields, Catalina House. The high-spec and fantastic on-site amenities have unsurprisingly proved popular with tenants. We look forward to the completion of Charlotte King Court (the next phase of Mettle & Poise) in Q2. Phase 1 of

Canary Wharf

cent of all transactions. As a result we

this boutique development was very

The Canary Wharf sales and lettings

are now starting to see signs that this

successfully received in 2016, with

markets have experienced an

first-time buyer activity is beginning to

various units letting pre-completion.

encouraging start to 2017, as the capital

generate more of a market at the higher

continues to acclimatise to the new

price brackets, with two sales agreed

the City and Canary Wharf, we have had

conditions following the EU vote,

for more than £1m in Q1.

a very promising start to the year, with

two sets of stamp duty changes and landlord tax relief changes.

Twenty-five per cent of transactions

Looking at the lettings market across

Q1 2017 activity having notably increased

have been those purchasing an

versus our Q1 2016 key performance

investment at an average price of

indicators. New applicant registrations

can report that stock levels are around

£508k, demonstrating that there is still

are up 18 per cent, with viewing levels

60 per cent higher in Q1 2017 compared

confidence in the market for the right-

increasing by 29 per cent. Renewed

to last year, offering more choice to

priced stock in the right location.

applicant confidence in the lettings

In the residential sales market we

applicants who are keen to move. The

market alongside an excellent choice of

majority of properties to successfully


achieve a sale benefit from location,

The City has also seen a strong start to

this strong demand, and gives us every

a desirable price point and a good

the year with monthly sales exchange

reason to be optimistic about the market

configuration. The increased level of

figures showing consistency and a 2-3

moving forward.

stock has led to more new registrations,

per cent average increase in agreed

up around 58 per cent when compared

pricing, especially in the City fringes.

indicator of all is that as a result of

to quarter 1 of 2016.

This is highlighted by a record £per sqft

this increased activity, we can report

available properties is responsible for

Perhaps the most important

value achieved in The Heron, Moorgate,

a stable and buoyant lettings market

that sales levels are up 60 per cent at

on a one-bedroom property, which

and expect this to continue as we

the end of Q1 2017 when compared to

commanded £54per sqft more than

enter Q2 2017. However, it is crucial

the same time period last year. The

the previous record, showing that

to remember the importance of

majority of this activity is from first-

purchaser confidence is still very

competitive pricing.

time buyers, making up around 75 per

much evident.

020 7337 4004;

Encouragingly, we can also report

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