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030 | In the chic midwinter The stylish way to wrap up this winter
015 | Couture culture Cathleen Naundorf’s iconic images
063 | Who runs the world? Female leaders, CEOs and game-changers discuss taking charge in a man’s world
016 | Style him
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018 | All blacks Black is the new black 023 | Style her
100 | Bourbon belles Why ladies are turning to the good stuff 114 | Breaking barriers The out-of-this-world artwork of Sue Corke – hotly tipped as the Next Big Thing
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“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water” – Eleanor Roosevelt
omen take over the Senate!” read the headlines following the last senatorial election in the US, where a whopping 20 per cent of the seats went to women. As Sheryl Sandberg drily noted, 20 per cent is not a takeover; 20 per cent is a problem. When I started this issue, I had no idea what it would become. A (to my mind) fairly simple concept, centred around the idea of empowering and celebrating working women, safe in the (misguided) knowledge that the hard work has mostly been done, rapidly turned into an empassioned mission to try to help even the playing field. I met some of London’s most successful women – CEOs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, athletes – hoping to gather a cheat sheet of advice (page 63). But nothing was that simple, easily summed up; every conversation I had led to another, something bigger. The sense of urgency was enormous, and the passion and conviction held by some of the women I have met this month is nothing short of extraordinary: women who have campaigned for equality, women who have set up networks in banks and corporations still relatively new to all these XX chromsomes flying around and even one woman taking on the £150-billion-a-year trafficking industry. I discovered that more than 40 years after the machinists walked out in Dagenham, a woman can still expect to earn 23 per cent less than her male counterpart (page 58). That despite outperforming men at every level in school and university, we can expect the law on equal pay to be effectively ignored, and that if we do reach the upper echelons of career success, the price can be overwhelmingly high: it might be lonely at the top, but it’s a hell of a lot lonelier being a woman there. This week, Emma Watson gave a brilliant speech on gender equality for the UN (#heforshe), asking why feminism is still confused with ‘man-hating’ – surely the most tiresome of all idiotic assumptions – calling for men to work with us to help achieve equality, for everyone’s sake. Good for her. As Watson said to a standing ovation: ‘If not now, when?’
Image: Emma Watson (Photo courtesy of UN Photo/SIPA/REX
EDITOR’S PICKS Leather-panel chiffon dress, £358, L’Agence, matchesfashion.com
Lip Color in Cherry Lush, £37, Tom Ford, harrods.co.uk
Heels, £425, Christian Louboutin, net-a-porter.com
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Couture culture This month we have been captivated by the exquisite work of French-German photographer Cathleen Naundorf. She met fashion photographer Horst in the early 90s and he became both a mentor and a friend, inspiring her to move into fashion photography; in 1997 she began to shoot Paris runway shows backstage for Condé Nast and from 2005 to 2011, she worked on a series called Un Rêve de Mode, with six couture houses, including Chanel, Lacroix, Dior and Valentino. She was given access to gowns from their archives for her elaborate, theatrical shoots and the results can be seen in her new book: Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf or through London’s Hamilton Gallery. D cathleennaundorf.com / hamiltonsgallery.com
The last sitting III by Cathleen Naundorf. Designer: Elie Saab - Haute Couture, Winter 2011 - no. 11 - Grand Palais, Paris Color-print from original polaroid - 14.09.2011 - Julia Oleynick / Nathalie Model Agency Photography: Cathleen Naundorf
Tough Love J.M. Weston is launching a new Country Gents collection, from October, with shoes that fall into the top bracket of the luxury market. Inspired, in part, by the equestrian lifestyle, the collection is an homage to detail. Take The Derby shoe, with its floral golf tip, the exposed stitching both flaunts the skill of the shoemaker, while also reinforcing the assembled pieces. Importantly, all the shoes are built to be strong and durable, with thoughtful design overriding the use of heavy material. For example, the double leather sole on the Square-toe Oxford shoe or the Ankle Boot’s tough, extra grip created by the Ridgeway sole. Subtle but strong – how gentlemanly. D Country Gent collection, from £530, J.M. Weston, jmweston.fr
STYLE him Words: Aimee LAtimer
Aspinal of London’s Tech series of gadget-friendly bags have been a huge hit with women, but now it’s the guys’ turn. The newly launched men’s Tech bags have gadget-sized internal pockets with cable paths and an optional Tech Charger Pack. The latter is a portable Mophie charger, which is compatible with virtually any USB device. It uses smart battery technology to recognise how much power a device needs without overheating it – great for keeping powered-up on the go. D Grey Nubuck Croc, from £650, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place
Spring in your step Having already expanded into making bespoke items for sports including skiing and cycling, Berluti is launching its first ready-to-wear golf shoe called Swing. Firstly, they look great, but they are also practical, sporting supple kangaroo leather, shock-absorbent foam-lined insoles and carbon inserts for stability. Swing also comes with a special key to remove its spikes so you can enter the clubhouse without removing your shoes. D Swing, £1,980, Berluti, berluti.com
Shop putT If you want to better your skills on the course, head to American Golf. Located a short wedge shot from Monument station, alongside an impressive collection of clothing and equipment you’ll find a roster of services designed to improve your playing. The in-store industrystandard testing will find you the perfect club fit and inform you where your swing is letting you down. Plus there’s expert analysis from PGA professionals, because if networking is done on the golf course, then it’s probably best to stick to the green and stay out of the bunker. D americangolf.co.uk
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The sound of better music Bang & Olufsen has introduced three new special editions of BeoPlay H6 headphones in the colours Graphite Blush, Bronzed Hazel and Blue Stone. The metallic against the soft lambskin looks fantastic and its bulkiness makes the kind of statement that puts anyone off from talking to you on public transport. With B&O you know you’re in for premium sound and the H6 is particularly clear, playing music as it was recorded with no sound-distorting bells and whistles. Its inline remote means you can control a device directly from the cord without fumbling in your bag, and at a light 230g it’s travel-friendly too. D H6 headphones, £329, Bang & Olufsen, South Colonnade
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Brera Singlebreasted Wool Suit, £905, Gucci, matchesfashion.com
Work Subtle detailing on a shirt, like the fine white dots on this slightly sheer Kilgour one [right], will help soften a wall of black and make it more wearable. The wash of black on the A/W 14 runways hopefully means that black suits, with their high-impact silhouettes, will herald a resurgence in the office. And remember, a simple but sophisticated suit, like the single-breasted Brera by Gucci, will draw attention to the man, not the outfit.
511 Slim Fit Cambridge Jeans, £90, Levi’s, Canada Place
Evening If you’re going out at night and a little concerned about being mistaken for a bouncer, add a bit of colour – particularly white, which is a clean and classic pairing for black. This longsleeved jumper [below] by Neil Barrett is brilliant in its simplicity. Striking and masculine, the angle of its diagonal lines creates the flattering illusion of broad shoulders tapering into a slim waist.
Black Spot-Print Lightweight Cotton Shirt, £225, Kilgour, mrporter.com
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Inspired by the runway and practical for day-to-day dressing – black is the new black WORDS: AIMEE LATIMER
Montrose Cardigan, £325, Aquascutum, Cabot Place
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President Obama sparked global intrigue by announcing that he only wears blue or grey suits in order to reduce the number of non-vital decisions he has to make day-to-day. Whether you’re planning for the country or just the weekend, the same theory applies with all black outfits. Wearing a mix of the same colour means no clashing shades or dodgy layering – just a cohesive, neat uniform you can put on and forget about.
Boots, £1,005, Rick Owens, thecorner.com
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Bag, £700, BOSS, Cabot Place
Coat, £195, Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place Jumper, £258, Neil Barrett, thecorner.com
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Well GROOMED The products to pick for a simple, effective morning routine words: AIMEE LATIMER
Sunny disposition It may feel optimistic to pick a moisturiser with an SPF when looking outside at the howling gales of British autumn, but it’s important. The serums of the world may help, but they cannot fully turn back the clock on the ageing effects of sun damage. So – even in winter – use a moisturiser with an SPF to keep it simple while playing it safe. D For Men Maca Root Energetic Face Protector, £10, The Body Shop, Cabot Place
This soap is called the Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap. What a name – doesn’t it just make you want to chop wood, down pints and shave? And, what a soap. It’s formulated with bran and oatmeal, which gives it that slight coarseness that buffs away dead skin even on tough areas like heels, waking up your skin – and you – in the morning.
Depending on how hirsute you are, your hair is different to your skin, so should you ever use a 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash? The answer is yes – if the product’s good. Cade Shower Gel from L’Occitane excels at both, leaving hair strong and shiny while cleansing all over – ideal if you’re in a hurry. Plus, if you also skip the cologne, it leaves a dry, woody scent too.
D Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, £14,
D Cade Shower Gel, £14, L’Occitane, Jubilee Place
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Pieces Together This is the definitive collection of all the basic grooming tools a man could need: tweezers, nail clippers, cuticle clippers and so on. The leather, snap-close case also keeps the set discrete and orderly so you won’t look like Sweeney Todd with all your grooming implements splayed across the bathroom counter. D Manicure Set, £348, Czech & Speake,
One at-home, weekly treatment will step up your whole skincare regime by providing a regular deep-clean to nourish and polish away the sins of the week. Apply an exfoliating Facial Scrub by Murdock London with your fingertips, moving in a circular motion (this action deepens the cleansing). Let it set in for a little while and then follow it by applying a hot flannel for no more than a few minutes. D Facial Scrub, £24, Murdock London, murdocklondon.com
Haircare bunch Kent has been making brushes since 1777 so it knows what it’s doing. This comb’s fine teeth makes it suitable for short, fine hair. Also, when unfolded its length makes it easy to hold and use. D 82T Folding Pocket Comb, £6.50, Kent, kentbrushes.com
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COS is the busy women’s fashion Holy Grail: classic, functional pieces that favour timeless style over passing trends. With its Autumn/Winter 2014 collection available in its Canary Wharf Jubilee Place store now, discover your new season’s wardrobe essentials It’s been almost a year since COS opened in Canary Wharf as one of the new stores in the Jubilee Place mall extension, situated a minute’s walk from the entrance to the Canary Wharf Jubilee line station. Immediately, the store struck a chord with the professional women working in and visiting Canary Wharf who crave fashion that is effortlessly stylish, but also functional to complement their busy lifestyles. As the name suggests (COS stands for ‘Collection of Style’) the brand favours timeless style over the newest fads. Considered design, block colours and unfussy silhouettes define its collections. Visit its Jubilee Place store to see the
new COS Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, which sports a utilitarian quality. Staple pieces in everyday colours, such as utility green and black, layer together to create a cohesive uniform of panelled skirts, blouses and slim fit trousers perfect for work – and for bar afterwards. Simple, updated details on classic pieces like a silk panel or a Peter Pan collar on a white shirt encourage touches of personal style, while still working as part of a cohesive uniform for outfits you can slip on, look great in and then forget about all day. Nature is a strong theme in the collection and inspired the colours of autumnal sun yellows and sky blues. A palette which is
Pieces we Love A thick belt worn around the waist draws attention to your thinnest point. Grained Leather Belt, £29
This skirt is smart and flattering with knee-length pleats and a nipped, high waist. It’s perfect paired with a pussy bow blouse or even a jersey T-shirt. Technical Pleated Skirt, £69
punctuated with the odd, statement canary yellow and cobalt accessory. Proportions are played upon, ankle-length coats have flaring sleeves, skirts feature overlapping seams and high-neck jumpers are worn smartly and cosily over patterned trousers. Accessories are strong and functional: the pointed sling backs have a rubber band strap and black bags come in geometric shapes. Also, don’t forget there’s delicate bras and pretty jewellery to add that final oomph of confidence and character. Easy dressing for a stylish life – what’s your wardrobe missing? D COS, Jubilee Place, 020 3197 9110
The sixties trend is huge this season, making an appearance on the runways of Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Gucci. This colourful, spotty shift dress captures the era’s playfulness. Spot Print Dress, £69
playing it cool In a campaign celebrating the best of British talent, young Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has swapped period costumes for Karen Millen’s contemporary A/W 14 collection. Moving away from partywear, the brand is now focused on serious high fashion and has produced relaxed yet well-cut pieces that are perfect for a Londoner’s wardrobe: vintage-wash jeans, an oversized floral coat and a super-soft shearling and leather jacket that will see you through many a cold winter in the city. Alongside these investment pieces there’s also fun, on-trend pieces to help keep the short days/long nights bearable: liven up the 9-5 with the burgundy fluid shirt dress over leather leggings; post-work, add some 60s-inspired over-the-knee boots. D Karen Millen, Jubilee Place
STYLE hER Words: melissa emerson
if the shoe fits They say two heads are better than one, and that’s certainly the case with the new Olivia Palermo range for Aquazzura. Working with Edgardo Osorio, Palermo explained that they “collectively decided on the six essential styles to include, which materials to use and which colours to concentrate on.” With jewelled heels inspired by vintage Victorian necklaces and a more casual suede bootie in cashmere leather, Olivia calls it “the perfect shoe survival pack”. D Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo, at 12 selected stores world-wide and net-a-porter.com
work of art Having designed for the likes of Paul Smith and Matthew Williamson, print designer Charlotte Allen is fast rising to personal stardom, bringing her own brand of British quirkiness to an exquisite range of silk scarves. Already a best seller in Harrods, the digitally printed designs draw from Charlotte’s illustrations, paintings and photographs – that’s our kind of art collection.
Bag of Tricks There isn’t much that Cara Delevingne can’t do and the supermodel’s latest masterstroke is a covetable capsule collection for Mulberry. Taking a hands-on approach, Delevingne sketched designs, chose materials and visited the atelier and archives to create the versatile backpack styles. If three is a magic number, the trio of sizes, styles and ways to wear mean it would be tempting fate not to get your hands on at least one. D Cara Delevingne Collection, from £795, mulberry.com
wearing the trousers Forget the seven deadly sins, it’s all about #7OBSESSIONS in 7 for All Mankind’s new campaign. Despite lacking Miranda Kerr’s pins (sigh), we’re definitely obsessing: the mid-rise Relaxed Skinny is a straight-leg, loose-fitting option with a pegged cuff, the perfect pairing for autumn’s leather jackets and knitted jumpers, but it’s the new 1984 boyfriend jean with seductively destroyed indigo denim that has us truly enraptured. D 7forallmankind.com
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Shearling Poncho, £2,995, Burberry Prorsum, uk.burberry.com
Leather Jacket, £550, Whistles, Jubilee Place
Lambskin Jacket, £670, Tara Jarmon, tarajarmon.fr
Shearling Shoulder Bag, £310, Pollini, pollini.com
Burberry Prorsum A/W14 Isabel Marant A/W14
Be a sheep this season, as shearling takes over the fashion agenda words: melissa emerson With wrap-around blanket styles and capes dominating models’ silhouettes, shearling is set to be the ultimate armour for facing the chilly autumn/winter ahead. The fluffy stuff was everywhere from Prada to Burberry, and 50 shades of brown reigned supreme – fashion and practicality meet at last! A cape is the ultimate in casual luxe, and there are some great sleeveless options – such as the Karen Millen gilet – to wear before we really hit the harsh spells. Happily this trend can go both playful – with accessories like the Cedric Charlier collar and Dune’s adorable mittens – or tough with the less than cuddly Whistles black biker – which way will you go? Olive Shearling Gilet, £1,255, Vince, harveynichols.com Coach A/W14
Shearling Mitten Glove, £39, Dune London, Cabot Place Shearling Collar, around £425, Cedric Charlier, farfetch.com
Sheepskin Gilet, £595, Karen Millen, Jubilee Place
Pom Pom, £19, Dune London, Cabot Place
Leather Loafers, £470, 3.1 Phillip Lim, selfridges.com
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From Thatcher’s iconic skirt suits to Yves Saint Laurent’s bold ‘Le Smoking’ jacket, fashion and power have long been inextricably linked. Now, the Design Museum explores this link in its latest exhibit WORDS: melissa emerson
ho can forget the image of a groomed Thatcher going into Parliament. Never shy of her gleaming pearls and perfectly coiffed hair, Thatcher’s signature feminine but powerful style – skirt and jacket suits, complete with oversized bows and sharp, boxy handbags – was an armour against the sea of suits that she went on to lead. In 2012, the jade green outfit that the first female British Prime Minister wore as she was elected leader of the Conservative party in 1975, sold for £25,000 at Christie’s, a considerable amount for a piece that was not designer, couture, or even particularly glamorous. Although certainly not the first woman to use her image to influence public opinion, Thatcher’s steely determination to manage her persona, starting with what she wore, is something that she is still remembered for
Image: Donna Beeler
today. Her pearls, a gift from her husband, remained a part of her look despite being advised to ‘lose them’ and in fact became iconic, synonymous with the Iron Lady. Recent years have seen a new wave of female firsts, from Christine Lagarde’s appointment as the first female managing director of the IMF, to the first female head of a major car company, General Motors’ Mary Barra. This month, as we celebrate women in power, the Design Museum do the same with its new exhibition, Women Fashion Power. While often dismissed as frivolous, this year’s updated figures suggest the direct value of the fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion, showing a phenomenal £5 billion increase in the last five years alone. This exhibition sets out to demonstrate that when it comes to women, fashion and power are not – and have in fact never been – mutually exclusive.
“It feels that this is absolutely the right time to be addressing such a topic” says Donna Loveday, the Design Museum’s Head of Curatorial, who co-curated the exhibition with fashion expert and commentator Colin McDowell. “The exhibition will celebrate women who are leaders in their field, and provide a platform for those women to express their views about fashion.” Naturally, as women have gained power, attitudes to fashion choices have been proportionally affected; think of the practical land girls of the 1940’s with their utilitarian trench coats, or the liberated women of the 1960s in their super-short Mary Quant skirts. As Loveday notes: “more professional women are now engaging with contemporary fashion and no longer feel the need to follow strict rules and conventions.” Today’s fashions are a far cry from historical ones, that have seen women squeezed into everything from restrictive corsets to toe-pinching heels. Obviously clothes are a vital component of the working woman’s wardrobe, but Loveday wanted to look beyond the surface and use the exhibition as an opportunity to explore how women of power and influence use fashion to define their place in the world. Individuality is key; women can embrace their own style and femininity while commanding respect. The exhibition covers the last 150 years of style, leading the viewer through an interactive visual timeline.
“The exhibition will celebrate women who are leaders in their field, and provide a platform for those women to express their views”
Vivienne Westwood portrait (Photo: Christian Shambenait)
Left: Image by Bocman1973; Right: Image courtesy of CSU Archives/ Everett Collect/REX
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Joan Burstein (Photo: Billie Sheepers)
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Focussing on modern tastemakers, the museum has collected more than 20 outfits from some of the most iconic women in fashion today – model Naomi Campbell, architect Dame Zaha Hadid, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo – exploring the ideas and style philosophies of each woman. One of the youngest participants, mechanical engineer and senior projects director at Argent LLP, Morwenna Wilson, is a prime example of the current generation continuing to break through the glass ceilings of the past. Alongside these outfits sits that iconic jade suit, secured on loan from its recent buyer. Another highlight is the original ‘Le Smoking’ suit designed by the late, great Yves Saint Laurent. “During the course of the twentieth century, women have gradually taken complete control over how they
dress,” says Loveday. “Prior to this, they had never had the freedom from rules and convention that they now enjoy. The twentieth century has seen a transformation in the status of many women in society and fashion has reflected those changing ideas and trends.” With the exhibition’s holistic approach to fashion, Loveday was keen to secure several participants who affect what we wear: featuring everyone from designers like Roksanda Ilincic and Charlotte Olympia, to iconic figures in the media, such as Hearst UK’s chief executive Anna Jones, and pioneering retailers including Joan Burstein and Natalie Massenet. Joan Burstein founded the South Molton Street favourite Browns in 1970, and has always been known for her sartorial courage and confidence. Her talent for spotting trends helped to launch many young designers’ careers as she is personally responsible for introducing several now-seminal brands into the UK market, including Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Missoni. Her risk-taking has paid off and she is still the current owner, influencing women’s choices and introducing them to new ones through what Browns offers. Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet is also featured within the exhibition; credited with transforming internet shopping, her brand has single-handedly revolutionised the way women shop, allowing them access to luxury clothing and high fashion, previously denied to all but a few. Massenet is determined to continue her pioneering work in fashion, now sitting at the helm of the British Fashion Council.
Of course, fashion is also known for its causes and controversies; thanks to the media attention the industry now commands, fashion is a platform to speak out from, and successful women in the industry are taking to this world stage to promote issues they believe in. After launching the Green Carpet Challenge in 2009, participant Livia Firth has continually tried to raise the profile of sustainable fashion. Introducing a trademark standard for eco-clothing, her most recent success was Stella McCartney’s full Green Carpet collection and its launch was one of the most starstudded events of London Fashion Week in September. Meanwhile McCartney’s Meat-Free Mondays initiative, used her enviable profile to publicise the effects of meat consumption on global warming. And then there’s Vivienne Westwood, another participant who is not afraid to use her fashion status as leverage. Westwood often uses her catwalk shows to fight for her chosen causes, promoting slogans and political or environmental statements, and recently sent models down the runway wearing ‘Yes’ badges, in support of Scottish independence. “There is a new shift in dressing to express power and authority,” says Loveday. “The evolution of a new power dress code that moves away from avoiding mistakes, playing safe and following the rules.” Never mind not following the rules, women are
rewriting the rulebook altogether. As the glass ceiling continues to disintegrate, so too should the restrictions on women’s fashion choices. As Loveday says, it’s “a counterpoint to the idea that fashion restricts or enslaves women”. Sentiments the Iron Lady would surely approve of.
“The evolution of a new power dress code that moves away from avoiding mistakes, playing safe and following the rules”
D Women Fashion Power runs from 9 October 2014 – 26 April 2015, designmuseum.org
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Coat, from a selection, Antonio Berardi (antonioberardi.com). Leather 1887 bag, £1,495, Smythson (smythson.com). Leather boots, £1,595, Christian Louboutin (christianlouboutin.com)
In the chic midwinter The perfect coat is the one winter buy you can always justify. Straight off the runway – this season wear it clinched at the waist, straight and masculine or styled as retro cape Photographer: Oliver Pearce Stylist: Lucie Dodds
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THIS PAGE Bouclé wool coat, £1,120, and wool and alpaca skirt, £240, both Maxmara (maxmara.com). Silk shirt, £695, Agnona (agnona.com). Silver bar ring £70, and crown ring, £315, both Monica Vinader (monicavinader.com) OPPOSITE Cashmere coat, £3,600; belt, £530; shirt, £670; wool skirt, £1,710; sandals, £1,330 and bag £3,080, all Hermès (uk.hermes.com)
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THIS PAGE Coat £1,060, and silk shirt £310, both Maxmara (maxmara.com). Leather trousers, from a selection, Agnona (agnona.com). Stilettos, £695, Christian Louboutin (christianlouboutin.com). Bag £950, Jimmy Choo, (jimmychoo.com) OPPOSITE Leather trim coat, £1,895, and Winton dress £1,230, both Ralph Lauren Black Label (ralphlauren.com). Stilettos, £710, Giuseppe Zanotti (giuseppezanottidesign.com) Make-up: Lawrence Close using Dior Hair: Lawrence Close using L’Oréal
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â€œOverall, the collection might be tough and androgynous, but there are fiercely feminine touches.â€?
London’s Calling British attitude meets French elegance in Sandro’s latest collection, available now at its Canary Wharf store in Jubilee Place
or inspiration for its Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, French brand Sandro looked overseas to London and across decades of its home grown style. Within the collection, expect a mix of Britain’s style history – the bright colours of the 80’s splashed across floral pencil skirts, alongside mod and grunge inspired camis, blouses and little black dresses. Overall, the collection might be tough and androgynous, but there are fiercely feminine touches: the black jumpsuit’s neckline tapers into a delicate straps, and the slips of sheer panels featured across
The must-have pieces from Sandro’s new Evening Capsule collecion, in store November Black top with fringing, £209
the range are slightly flirtatious. The bomber jacket is the hero piece this season, taken back from the boys in a number of forms including nipped in waists, short, long, velvet, plaid and mesh fabrics. Also, alongside the main collection, a glamorous Evening Capsule collection is launching this November in store, with stylish pieces ideal for the fast-approaching party season. Stylish, powerful and bold, the Sandro woman never is afraid to feel playful and look unique. D Sandro, Jubilee Place, 020 7718 8779
Black jumpsuit, £239 Black dress, £233 Pink and black dress, £233
Cream top, £175
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More nuances. More elegance. More versatility: The Starck bathroom series with coordinating furniture. Just one example from the comprehensive Duravit range â€“ sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, accessories, bathtubs, wellness products and saunas. To find out more: Phone 0845 500 7787, email@example.com, www.duravit.co.uk
Shining halo It’s unfair – just as the party season revs up, central heating and drizzly weather do all they can to wreck our hair. At least with an in-store purchase of Glacage Thermique and any other Kérastase product at Toni & Guy, you are treated to a complimentary blow-dry. The heat-protecting care crème makes styling easier, cutting drying time by half, while also transforming hair to be shinier and swishier. And, after a bespoke blow-dry, you’ll turn up to your evening date looking like you just walked out of a shampoo advert, rather than a wind tunnel. D Kérastase New Glacage Thermique, £19.50 and complimentary blow-dry available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, 1 – 31 October, Toni & Guy, One Canada Square
BEAUTY NEWS Words: Elle Blakeman
PEN FRIEND If you’re the type to do your make-up en route to somewhere, then put Nude Stix on your wish list immediately. Incredibly easy to use and great travel companions, the creamy formula glides on to be a lip liner, lipstick and blusher all in one. There’s also a fantastic concealer that instantly erases blemishes and dark circles.
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D Nude Stix, from £16,
It’s nice when things multi-task, especially in beauty – those clear plastic bags at airports are nobody’s friend. This new treatment from Espa is great for daily cleansing and exfoliating, but also doubles up as a once-a-week mask, promising to leave skin glowing and spirits invigorated and suitcases lighter.
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D Optimal Skin ProCleanser, £30, Espa, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square
Well Balanced Balance Me is a brand that is quietly but rapidly gaining a lot of support from the beauty world. The new Rose Otto Body Balm is gentle (made from 100 per cent natural butter), full of essential oils (so it smells amazing) yet packs a serious punch of moisture – it will be a lifesaver over the cold winter months. D Rose Otto Body Balm, £25, Balance Me, balanceme.co.uk
nailed it What did we do before Michael Kors? Really, how did we cope? What did we wear in those dark days? No longer content with being toted around on our arms or wrists, the Manhattanstyle guru has now made a play for our nails with his stunning new line of lacquers. Guaranteed to be as coveted as his must-have accessories, the colours are split into three classic Kors women: ‘Sporty’ – natural tones; ‘Sexy’ – bold, seductive hues; and ‘Glam’ – think all-out femme fatale. All finished with his signature gold stamp, these will also make a great gift – if you can bear to give them away… D Nail Lacquer available in nine shades, £15, Michael Kors, House of Fraser houseoffraser.co.uk
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FIRM IT UP THE PROMISE: In less than two minutes, it provides effective draining benefits to immediately lighten and reshape the face. THE VERDICT: What jowls? After several weeks of using this with the recommended massage (don’t worry it comes with instructions), cheeks were plumped and the lower part of the face that was previously heading south has held firm. D Shaping Facial Lift Total V contouring serum, £49, Clarins, Boots, Canada Place and Jubilee Place
The brush off THE PROMISE: The Sonic Cleansing brush gently delivers a new kind of clean. Skin is instantly smoother and more radiant, with pores purified. THE VERDICT: Our skin was squeaky-clean in seconds – a great step before layering up on expensive creams.
heaven scent THE PROMISE: At the origin of Essences Insensées is a centuries-old tradition, the mille fleurs (thousand flowers). In 2013, mimosa flowers were particularly abundant, so this was used as this year’s signature scent. THE VERDICT: Diptyque has never let us down yet. This new version is ideal for winter – light, cool and ever-so French, with floral mimosa balanced with slightly spicy pink pepper and violet. We also love the bottle with its chic bulb pump – pure Fifties glamour. D Essences Insensées, £100, Diptyque, Space.NK.,
D Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, £79, Clinique, Boots, Canada Place and Jubilee Place
THE PROMISE: Using hyaluronic acid in its purest form, Eve Lom’s Hydration Serum boosts moisture levels by up to 20 per cent. THE VERDICT: Beautifully light, this serum sinks quickly into skin, leaving you with plump, youthful skin in a couple of hours. Useful for long-haul flights and hangovers.
THE PROMISE: An aromatic blend of 11 essential oils, Rodin’s Olio Lusso leaves the skin looking and feeling instantly supple, radiant and hydrated. THE VERDICT: This is serious beauty stuff – smells absolutely divine and leaves you with dewy, pretty skin and a calming sense of wellbeing. D Olio Lusso, £95, Rodin, liberty.co.uk
D Intense Hydration Serum, £75, Eve Lom, Space.NK., Cabot Place
on Cloud nine THE PROMISE: The C9 Touch delivers instant heat for smart, express styling. THE VERDICT: Life-changing (and I don’t use those words lightly): easy to use, these work like a dream to give you perfect, Middleton-worthy hair in no time. Plus it has two temperature settings for different hair types and turns off automatically after half an hour so no ‘will I burn the house down’ moments. Genius. D The C9 Touch White Limited Edition from Cloud Nine, £99, cloudninehair.com
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A little Princess As part of Harrods’ own Biennale des Antiquaires – the legendary Parisian exhibition (now in its 27th year) will be recreated in the Fine Jewellery and Watch Rooms this month – London-based Swiss watchmaker Backes & Strauss has created a unique piece for the occasion in partnership with Gemfields. The timepiece honours both its heritage as the ‘Master of Diamonds’ as well as Gemfields’ legacy as the world’s leading ethical gemstone supplier. Christened the Harrods Princess, the watch has been set with exceptional Zambian emeralds and white diamonds. Other brands taking part in the Biennale celebrations honouring the craftsmanship within the world of fine horology include Vacheron Constantin, Roger Dubuis, Breguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Richard Mille. D 29 September – 12 October (harrods.com; backesandstrauss.com)
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Jewels, gems, pearls and diamonds; essential components of any jewellery collection WORDS: OLIVIA SHARPE
Into the Groove
On the Flip Side One seemingly unproductive afternoon when she was playing with some matchsticks, Cypriot designer Myriam Soseilos was suddenly struck with an idea of creating jewellery pieces which could move and adapt. From this, the Transformers collection (which won her the accolade of Designer of the Year 2013 at the Treasure jewellery show) was born. Comprising bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings, each piece has a simple, geometric design inspired by modern architecture. The aptly-named Rubik’s Cube ring features sides made up of different coloured precious gemstones which can be swivelled around to create a multi-faceted effect. The designer’s latest Naked Square collection explores the “grammar of shapes” and turns any preconceptions of classic diamond jewellery on their head by combining traditional materials with cutting-edge designs. D MyriamSOS, available at Wolf & Badger, wolfandbadger.com
Cutting Edge To celebrate Antoni Gaudi’s birthday which took place earlier this year, fine jeweller D’Joya has created 25 pieces, 20 of which are on display and five are bespoke commissions, inspired by the pioneering artist and his most famous works:
“Antoni Gaudi was a visionary, a tour de force, a creative genius and an inspiration… The collection pays homage to this celebrated Catalan modernist, who transformed buildings in Barcelona into glittering works of art. His decorative approach to ceramics, ironwork and stained glass evolved into a distinctive aesthetic that still enthralls today”
Piaget is commemorating its 140th anniversary by creating a collection of 88 jewellery pieces and 37 watches based around its halcyon days in the 60s and 70s, regarded as a stellar period in the company’s creative history. Christened Extremely Piaget, the bold designs play with asymmetry and stylisation, and colour plays a prominent role. Noteworthy pieces include an oval jade dial timepiece set with diamonds and emeralds (modelled on the Piaget watch created in 1965 and owned by Jackie Kennedy) and a pink gold mesh necklace with turquoise beads and diamonds that pays tribute to Piaget’s ‘golden era’ of jewellery making. D Extremely Piaget collection, from a selection (piaget.com)
Two Birds, One Stone Arguably the most important event in the jewellery calendar, the Biennale des Antiquaires recently took place in Paris and once again, it did not disappoint. One of the most talked-about pieces on display there was this Bird Cage clock by Chanel, a beautiful interpretation of a miniature jewellery birdcage found in Coco Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon apartment. Those of you who had the misfortune to miss the event will now be given an opportunity to see some of its finest pieces at Harrods; the department store will be hosting its own exclusive rendition this month. Nine of the official Biennale brands – including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel and Dior – will present a selection of their most show-stopping pieces. D harrods.com
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Get into the groove with large cuffs, long chain necklaces and gold hoop earrings
D 1 Gold-tone bar cuff, £315, Chloé, net-a-porter.com D 2 Long gold Stella chain necklace, £5,746, Faraone Mennella, faraonemennella.com D 3 Serpentine coil necklace, £149, Layana London, layanalondon.com D 4 Aquamarine, quartz, jade and gold earrings, £5,190, Fernando Jorge, matchesfashion.com D 5 Serpent Bohème ring, £13,850, Boucheron, boucheron.com D 6 Morning in Vendôme ring, from a selection, Chanel Fine Jewellery, chanel.com D 7 One-of-a-kind peach drusy earrings, £6,070, Kara Ross, kararossny.com D 8 Large Cava cuff in onyx and rock crystal, £18,214, Kara Ross, as before D 9 Emerald mesh bracelet, from a selection, G London, harrods.com D 10 Soho gold-plated hoop earrings, £190, Aurélie Bidermann, matchesfashion.com D 11 Gold, opal and diamond bracelet, £4,650, Jennifer Meyer, net-a-porter.com D 12 Sunrise bracelet in yellow gold with diamonds, yellow sapphires and red lacquer, from a selection, Chanel Fine Jewellery, as before D 13 Petra bib necklace, £42,203, Kara Ross, as before D 14 Yellow gold large pear green onyx ring set with diamonds and tourmalines, £5,175, Armenta at Talisman Gallery, 020 7201 8582 D 15 Pangea zigzag stacking bangle, £1,518, Kara Ross, as before D 16 Yellow gold and oxidised silver open circle-link hoop earrings with white diamonds, £3,175, by Armenta at Talisman Gallery, as before 46 | CANARY WHARF
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As Astley Clarke takes America by storm with the launch of several US stockists, Olivia Sharpe catches up with founder Bec Astley Clarke MBE to find out how it feels to be the next big British luxury export
his summer, both Cameron Diaz and her co-star Kate Upton were spotted wearing Astley Clarke jewellery. The fact that celebrities are wearing pieces by the jeweller is not astonishing in itself, with Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung having long been fans of the brand. However, in this particular instance, it is hardly a coincidence. In September, the British brand launched into 11 branches of luxury department store Neiman Marcus, spanning across Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta, as well as neimanmarcus. com. This marks the next chapter in Astley Clarke’s US expansion, having earlier this year entered into six Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Back in London, I meet founder and chairman Bec in the place where it all began, her west London boutique, just a few months before the launch. Her excitement about the prospect of being stocked in America is immediately
evident as she explains why Astley Clarke is the perfect fit for the US: “I think the brand is really resonating over there. I’ve been on three or four visits this year to San Francisco, New York, Dallas and Florida, doing whistle-stop tours. They’re going nuts over the Biography bracelets and have fallen in love with the lockets.” Looking at Bec, it’s not as though she needs high-profile supporters to promote her brand. With her casual and laidback style – she is dressed in a tank top and jeans, with the same locket as Diaz wore placed conspicuously around her neck and her signature Biography bracelets adorning her arm – and welcoming manner, she epitomises her brand. The concept of Astley Clarke was always very simple; to create fine
‘Her grandfather had a profound influence on Bec... the butterfly is an iconic symbol of the brand’
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jewellery for professional women. The business launched in 2006 and its founder already had an impressive background in fashion, tech and marketing; with her new multi-brand e-tailer concept, she set out to prove the profitability of selling jewellery online, in the same way that sites such as Net-a-Porter and The Outnet have shown such demand in fashion. And she certainly seems to have done that. Astley Clarke’s sales are projected at 30 per cent growth year-on-year and sales figures are predicted to reach roughly £6.2 million this year. Bec was also made an MBE in the Queen’s 2013 Honours List for her services to the jewellery industry. While this is undoubtedly an incredible achievement, Bec ensures she stays grounded with the help of her three-year-old son, Thor: “After I told my son about the award, he said, ‘mummy, Peppa Pig gave Rebecca Rabbit an MBE yesterday’. I thought to myself, I’m not nearly as busy as Rebecca Rabbit is so if she gets one, then it must be good”, she says, smiling. Bec is delighted in the interest she has been getting from the likes of Diaz and Upton who, in her mind, represent what Astley Clarke is all about. “Cameron Diaz is bang on in terms of our target client. She is an intelligent, professional woman with independent means who is fashion forward but not too fashion-obsessed,” she explains. “She has a casual sense of style but can also do glam, so you can totally see her on the red carpet in a pair of our Fao blue topaz earrings or on the beach wearing all of the Biography bracelets.” For Bec, this “informal way of wearing precious jewellery” has proved a winning formula in America, not to mention the fact that they “love all things British”. The jewellery entrepreneur’s previous experience working for online companies such as iVillage.com and tesco.com has undeniably stood her in good stead. She felt that many luxury brands hadn’t realised the internet’s
full potential so she decided to redress this balance by launching Astley Clarke solely as an online retailer. Bec is a firm believer that the 21st century luxury consumer should be able to shop in any way they wish, whether in store or online, and with people’s lives becoming more and more fast-paced, she notes that it is the latter which is increasingly becoming the preferred option. “I love the web and am a great believer in it. We have 30,000 social media followers and we use the web to tell our story.” After the award-winning success of the UK and US websites, Bec realised it was time to start selling in brick-and-mortar stores too; Astley Clarke is currently stocked in Harrods, Liberty and Selfridges in the UK, along with its new US retailers. The founder acknowledges how the company started back to front in comparison to most other businesses which begin with high street retailers but this she believes is all part of its unique identity. “It’s very much a cool part of our overall strategy. We started off with all the mod cons and now we’re opening old fashioned retailers. I think that’s just the way our clients like to shop; they either like to come into the boutique, pop into Harrods or buy something quickly online. We give them the choice.” Bec has always been passionate about jewellery. One of her favourite childhood memories is delving into her grandmother’s jewellery boxes filled with semi-precious and precious stones. It was then that she discovered her love of coloured gemstones. When the brand opened its design studio in 2009, situated above the boutique, Bec hired Lorna Watson – who taught fine jewellery at Central Saint Martins for 15 years and is a member of Goldsmiths Hall – as creative director. Together, she, Bec and the rest of the design team work tirelessly to make sure each piece is meticulously made. “It’s fascinating to watch just what goes into making the pieces, beginning with a hand-drawn image done to scale and then evolving from there.” Bec’s team occasionally uses modern-day technology such as CAD design but will predominantly rely on traditional techniques because Lorna wishes for all the pieces to retain “a natural quality about them so each
piece speaks for itself and doesn’t look over-treated”. The company recently released a film revealing the processes which went into creating the popular Fao collection, which is named after Bec’s grandmother. Indeed, so much of Astley Clarke relates back to the founder’s family heritage, and I’m not just referring to the name. It’s been well documented that Bec’s grandfather, Sir Cyril Astley Clarke’s genetic experiments with butterflies – which led him to discover the preventative treatment for rhesus haemolytic disease of newborn babies and whose extensive butterfly collection is currently housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum – has had a profound influence on Bec who has paid homage to the butterfly by making it an iconic symbol of her brand. She also hopes to pass down her love of jewellery to her two children and has already marked down some of her most treasured pieces to them. “I have a little D for my daughter Delilah and a little T for Thor. We used to make children’s Biography bracelets and so Delilah also has the little rainbow one. Even though he’s a boy Thor loves it as well. You know how little children love things in boxes; they find them so intriguing.” For A/W14, Astley Clarke has updated its Biography collection to include new colours, precious gemstones and charms. The team builds on each collection season after season and this has proven an excellent merchandising strategy, as clients are able to constantly update their collections. This season the key shade is violet berry, which incidentally happens to be the Pantone Colour of the Year. Bec comments: “Lorna and I have this ongoing joke that the industry must be following us!”
As Christmas draws closer, Astley Clarke will be releasing new diamond pieces too which Bec predicts will be extremely popular, pointing out a beautiful starburst eternity ring featuring interlocking stars. Although Astley Clarke’s philosophy has always centred on women buying jewellery for themselves, this doesn’t mean to say that they don’t have a huge male client base. As such they offer the service of personal shoppers at the boutique to help advise men on gifts for girlfriends and wives and can also visit them at their offices during lunch hours if they’re too busy to visit the store. Despite growing up in Islington, Bec has always gravitated towards west London and this is why she not only chose to have her studio based here but also her home. Saying that, with Bec constantly travelling to and from America, I cannot help but wonder whether a move might be on the horizon. While she jokes how she absolutely cannot discuss that as her husband has categorically said they’re not moving, I hope that, for once, the man gets his way.
“The Astley Clarke woman is intelligent, professional and independent, with casual style”
D Astley Clarke boutique, 6 Junction Mews, W2 1PN astleyclarke.com
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For treasured timepieces, horological heirlooms and modern masterpieces, watch this space... WORDS: richard brown
the World’s Most Famous Watch: up for auction
To Rolex What AMG is to Mercedes-Benz Conceived by Kamal Choraria, the man who devised the system by which vintage Rolexes are classified, Pro Hunter has been modifying the world’s most recognisable watches for more than a decade. The company adds antireflective ‘diamond-like-carbon’ coating to brand new Rolexes, changing the colours of date discs, dials and pearls. The Phantom collection is the latest addition to the Pro Hunter portfolio; a super matte black finish is applied to Daytonas, Deepseas and Submariner Dates. Customers can choose to add black carbon casing, bezels and lumes, and from a bracelet and military Nato strap. Pro Hunter only modifies 100 examples of each Rolex model. Manage to secure one and you’ll join a list of owners that includes Bill Clinton, Orlando Bloom and the Crown Prince of Greece. D Deepsea: Military Strap £15,950 / Bracelet £17,950; Submariner Date: Military Strap £14,950 Bracelet £15,950; Daytona: £19,950, discoverprohunter.com
ONE TO WATCH This month Sandy Madhvani, Showroom Manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:
“A robust 41mm steel case with a refined finish, a coloured, anodised aluminium crown tube and well-made interchangeable bracelets make Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay perhaps the best watch in its price bracket”
It’s considered the Holy Grail of watchmaking and remains one of the most complex devices ever crafted by the human hand. Now, nearly nine decades after New York banking supremo Henry Graves commissioned Patek Philippe to create the world’s most complicated timepiece, which was eight years in the making, the Henry Graves Supercomplication is going up for auction. The watch boasts a staggering 24 functions, including a perpetual calendar, a two-faced moon phase, sunset and sunrise indicators, a chart of the New York sky and a minute repeater that chimes the tolls of Big Ben. When the watch was last sold, it fetched more than £6.4 million. It’s due for auction at Sotheby’s in Geneva this November. Estimates are around £10 million.
Flying Colours Following the Victory and the Codebreaker – the former incorporating original oak from HMS Victory and the latter pine from Bletchley Park – Bremont’s next limited edition timepiece was always going to have to be something special to live up to expectations. And we’re pleased to report that the brand hasn’t disappointed us. Launched at an appropriately lofty bash at the Science Museum, the Wright Flyer makes use of fabric from the first ever powered aircraft of the same name. Just as significantly, the watch uses Bremont’s first ever unique movement, part-developed and designed in Britain. Now, how are the English brothers going to follow that? D bremont.com
D Black Bay Blue or Red on steel, £2,330 Black Bay Blue or Red on leather, £2,120 Both Tudor, available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place
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BUSINESS Under the rug In the wake of multiple stolen, nude celebrity photo scandals and the universal fear of something akin to those unfortunate Malia ’02 trip photos surfacing on the cusp of your next job interview, the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ proposal could change the way we treat online data. EY is launching a unique start-up challenge, which will be hosted at Canary Wharf’s accelerator tech space Level39. It will put six start-ups to the task of finding business-savvy solutions to the implications of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) summit – for example, handling data capture and erasure. D The closing date for applicants is 12 October 2014, apply at ey.com
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Business Digest Stats, facts and an eye on the movers and makers shaping the worlds of business and finance Words: aimee latimer
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As Chance Would Have It Canary Wharf tenant Clifford Chance is presenting an exhibition of work by British printmakers in partnership with Sir John Soane’s Museum. International law firm Clifford Chance has long been a supporter of the arts and has curated an extensive collection of work. In fact, the firm even has an Art Club where employees can enjoy trips to museums, attend lunchtime talks by artists and receive free tickets to galleries. The exhibition, titled Face to Face, features some 40 prints rarely seen by the public, which explore the themes of realism, caricature and social commentary. D Face to Face: British Portraits from the Clifford Chance art
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collection, 10 October 2014 – 25 January 2015, Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, free to visit, Sir John Soane’s Museum, 020 7405 2107, soane.org
Small Change The small business model may not be the cornerstone of Canary Wharf’s success, but selfemployment in the UK now makes up 15 per cent of the total workforce – its highest level since records began almost 40 years ago. This equates to 4.6 million people, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with the most common jobs including taxi-driving and construction. It’s good news for those who want flexibility and to be their own boss, but there’s a flip side: on average, according to the ONS, those who are self-employed have faced a 22 per cent fall in real pay since 2008. D ons.gov.uk
Why: Denning is the ex-program director of knowledge management at the World Bank and a current contributor to Forbes. He tweets posts to articles and writes rousing books on leadership and reinventing the workplace.
“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey
One To Read
The question ‘Can we have it all?’ has both encouraged and disillusioned workers for years. What is ‘it all’, should you have it, and if you don’t then who does? Stewart D. Friedman’s Leading The Life You Want takes on the ‘misguided metaphor’ of the ‘work/life balance’. A professor at the Wharton School of Business, he argues that people need to integrate their job with the rest of their lives, rather than see it as competing for their time. He suggests that if you integrate the two successfully, it will boost your personal
and professional accomplishments – plus he shares the skills for doing so. More career strategy than self-help book, it may just pacify the morning commute. D Available 7 October, Leading The Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman, £17.99, Waterstones, Cabot Place and Jubilee Place
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hat could you do in 14 years? Travel the world? Renovate a house? Hell, it only took them four years to film the entire The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This may seem like a hypothetical question, but it is one that your male colleague may be asking himself one day, following a report by the Chartered Management Institution (CMI), which found that a female manager would have to work an extra 14 years over her lifetime to earn the same as her male counterpart.
The average pay gap between men and women
five minutes with… Anne Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute
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they see fewer role models or they feel they have other choices they can make.” These issues compound until those at the top of the pyramid lose out the most. The pay gap is at its greatest for female managers aged over 45, and as a senior level pay cheque is bumped up considerably by bonuses, it’s worth noting that a male director’s average bonus is £53,010, while for women it’s £41,956. At this point the culture shift between entry and top level jobs is at its most apparent: whereas at entry level, 70 per cent of managers are women, this completely flips over higher up
“A male director’s average bonus is £53,010, while for women it’s £41,956”
Anne Francke, CEO at CMI – the only chartered body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership – is challenging this discrepancy: “What we advocate at CMI is that companies measure the percentage of women at every level and monitor what they’re paid versus men. This is information every company has, and companies who do this openly don’t tend to have pay gaps.” Typically, the shape women’s pay follows can be represented by a pyramid. At entrylevel jobs, women populate the workforce and the pay gap is at its smallest at six per cent. However, the presence of women and equality between pay cheques tapers out as you move up into the senior ranks. “As these women progress they drop out, and motherhood actually is not the culprit. A lot of these women are leaving these positions because they feel uncomfortable as they rise up the ladder and they look to the culture. They feel it doesn’t speak to them or
the ladder, where 70 per cent of senior management roles are occupied by men. “Although it’s great that we’ve made the progress we have with women on boards, we have not made similar progress with women in executive positions and it is the executives who are running the day-to-day operations of a company, deciding things like salaries and bonuses, and who are managing the talent pipeline. That’s where we need to see more women – and more men – stepping up to be role models for women.” The onus is on women themselves, too: “Women should keep a catalogue of their achievements, express them in numerical terms, e.g. ‘I brought on Y number of new clients’, and in any negotiation that involves yourself or your prospects, have it to hand. “Yes, there are challenges that women face in the workplace, but if you take the responsibility, as a woman, for your own career progress you’ll fare a lot better in breaking through those challenges.”
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speaking up… …Karen Jones, Founder and CEO of Citywealth discusses why, for women, sponsorship beats mentoring every time
elping women to achieve their true potential within the work place is a subject particularly close to my heart, as I have myself experienced numerous obstacles to set up my own company Citywealth – a publishing and events company that connects UHNW individuals and their wealth managers. I also run the Women in Wealth Supper Club – a femaleonly networking event that runs four times a year, where senior women in wealth management meet in informal surroundings and listen to inspirational speakers. However, as Dr Alexandra Beauregard, professor in Employment Relations at the LSE pointed out to the distinguished guests during the first Citywealth Power Women Lunch last January, a distinction needs to be made between a mentor and a sponsor. Though 59.79 per cent of organisations within the wealth sector run mentoring programmes for women – as revealed by the first ever Survey on Gender and Diversity within the Wealth Sector – mentors simply advise, while sponsors act.
“Sponsors will often be picked for their business achievements” Sponsors will often be picked for their business achievements and deliver by making employees under their charge visible to leaders within the company and to top people outside. Sponsors connect people to career opportunities and provide cover when they encounter internal trouble. When it comes to opening doors, sponsors don’t stop with one promotion, they see through to the threshold of power. Successful sponsorship programmes will usually have a performance timeline very much like annual HR initiatives or departmental goals. As Sheryl Sandberg said in her best-selling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead: “The more
women help one another, the more we help ourselves. Acting like a coalition truly does produce results.” Wary of any ‘us and them’ mentality, Sandberg notes that “any coalition of support must also include men, many of whom care about gender inequality as much as women do.” Mounting evidence suggests that mentoring programmes help women by stopping them feeling isolated in business, but fail to help women get promoted. This is because mentors are often picked for their caring and people skills rather than business successes. This means women may be coached by the wrong type of person if career development is the key driver. I would recommend that it’s time to re-evaluate mentoring programmes and turn them into sponsorship programmes. This is one of the messages I’ll be delivering at my next Power Women Summit taking place 22 – 23 January 2015. It will include leading advice from professors at the LSE and dynamic key note speakers. The debate is open to help this topic forward.
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THE GAME CHANGER Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation; founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women “If we want men to share power with women they have to have good reasons for that,” says Monique Villa. “There are plenty of good reasons and there are plenty of men who are aware of these: it’s a very good business decision to have women in your management team because very often they bring something that others don’t.” The head of Reuters news agency when Thomson acquired the company, Villa was asked to preside over the new Thomson Reuters Foundation, giving a new direction to the charity that had previously been focused on training journalists and issuing small humanitarian grants. “It was a blank page which I love. I was not too impressed with our impact of the grants, so very quickly I decided that we would stop doing those and instead try to create services that could help people in a bigger way. “Now we have one very big flagship programme, TrustLaw, which is something I created four years ago to spread the practice of pro bono worldwide, pairing up lawyers with NGOs and social enterprise. “I was advised not to go immediately global but to start with a few countries, but I’ve always been totally global, so I said ‘No, we’ll go everywhere and we’ll see’”. Villa’s instinct proved correct and, in just four years, TrustLaw now has more than 2,000 members, operating in 170 countries, and has helped NGOs receive more
than $35 million worth of legal advice. While doing this, Villa came across recurring themes about women’s rights that stirred her into further action. “We started to cover women’s rights issues the day I read a statistic that said worldwide, women spend 90 per cent of their salary on their family. So we need to help women get jobs, because then you start to really tackle the root of poverty, because the children will be better educated, better fed etc. Very quickly, I was invited to all these women’s conferences which were all very interesting, but often more of a talk show than a call for action. So I decided to create our conference – Trust Women – that we launched in December 2012, and which has quickly become huge, because it’s one place where you really take action, and big action.”
“It’s a very good business decision to have women in your management team” Big action indeed – the first conference set out to tackle the almost overwhelmingly huge issue of slavery and trafficking, one that despite being a $150 billion industry has gone largely uncovered in mainstream media. “It’s very, very big business, so if you want to tackle this monstrous crime, you have to find financial ways to do it. In the first conference, we created this working group of all the biggest banks in the US to convince them to look at the credit card data of their clients and discover when there is a pattern of trafficking. “We also worked with the biggest NGOs in the US to establish the red flags that could show a pattern of human trafficking, which the banks then agreed to incorporate into their software. It worked, and now it is a big arm against human trafficking. That was just one action, we had many more and on many different issues so the conference has become a real movement now. “Next month sees the third conference, which will bring together 600 delegates from banks, corporations and law firms all over the world, all working together to put the rule of law behind women’s rights globally. “I have many big ambitions. The more we can shed light on what’s happening, the more it will be a call for action. Information is key.’ Spoken like a true journalist. D Trust Women is on 18-19 November at 155 Bishopsgate, trustwomenconf.com
The advocate Pavani Reddy, managing partner, Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors LLP “Taboos and stereotypes are breaking down. People don’t seem to hold those outdated views that a woman’s place is only in the home. Families encourage women to have a work/life balance – the best of both worlds.” Breaking through barriers is nothing new to Pavani Reddy. As the managing partner of Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors LLP, she is the first Asian woman to achieve this senior role in an Indian law firm in London. Known in the industry as an expert in arbitration, her CV also boasts a client list featuring the President of India and the Dalai Lama to name but a few.
“Mentors and role models are critical in helping women to manage their career” Reddy credits her admirable achievements, in part, to the support she received both from her parents and her boss Sarosh Zaiwalla, the senior partner at Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors: “He has always encouraged me and given me the opportunities to prove myself in the legal field.” It established her belief that mentorship is key for progression: “Many women at the outset of their career lack clarity of direction and purpose, which results in less ambition and expectation. Mentors and role models are often critical in helping women to manage their career.” Well, that and a dose of tenacity: “My drive to establish a career in the legal field was so intense that the negativity or low moments that came my way only strengthened my resolve to succeed.”
The ANALYST Tina Fordham, MD, chief political analyst, Citi Research “The advice I really give to people is what Churchill said: Never surrender. If you think everyone is against you, you will stop doing it. You have to tune out your detractors, focus on your supporters and just keep going.” Named as one of the ‘Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance’ and one of the ‘Top 19 Economists on Wall Street’, Fordham has played a key role in investment research, pioneering a political science-based approach to the field. “The thing that I value about my role is the opportunity to help people understand and make decisions in a complex environment. I don’t think my advice for young women [wanting to follow this path] is different from young men really because it’s a tough industry: it’s very competitive, the hours are long, you can’t have it all and you definitely can’t have it all at once. I think if you want to do something, then you do have to ‘lean in’, put your hand up and not wait for somebody to give you the opportunity. “It may be that there are more obstacles for women than men; there probably are, but if I stop to think about them, I would not be in this position. Basically, I think that kind of wilful denial is pretty useful. I’m sure I have my detractors. I just ignore them.”
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The GLOBE TROTTER Monica Vinader, Founder and CEO of Monica Vinader “I think you’ve either got it or you haven’t,” says Monica Vinader, speaking of the entrepreneurial trait that has taken her business from a concept at her family dinner table to the best-selling jewellery brand at Harrods. “My parents had their own business and I was very involved from an early age, so I knew what it was to grow a business. My mother always worked really hard while I
amount of conviction? “Absolutely, I was convinced we were on the right track and I was confident in our abilities. I think confidence is one of the great things in business – you need it to succeed. I don’t think I notice a difference between the confidence of men and women in my office – they are all very ambitious, which is great. I
“For me, the best encouragement is to see good role models around you – the more successful women at the top to look up to, the better” was growing up, so I think I always saw that work ethic. “Being an entrepreneur is not easy, and setting up your own business is, of course, not without risk. I knew I needed a good partner and managed to convince my sister to join me, as we have very complementary skill sets. I would definitely advise anyone wanting to set up on their own to find a good partner they can trust and work closely with.” Monica set up her eponymous business in 2008, against a backdrop of global recession: “We kept trying to get funding, but our meetings with potential investors just came to an end and we had to take a loan against the family house. In a way it was great as it motivated us and gave us the chance to have a really great Christmas – because the markets had crashed, there was a real appetite for beautiful but affordable jewellery.” Still, betting on the family home must have taken a fair
think self-assurance is critical to get by in a working environment, whether you are male or female. However, I would certainly like to see a culture grow that values self-assured, confident women. There are still lots of stereotypes of ambitious working women out there! “For me, the best encouragement is to see good role models around you – the more successful women at the top to look up to, the better. Seeing how others have managed to succeed in a particular industry is very empowering. I’m always conscious of being a good role model for my daughter, as my mother was for me. “There are an increasing number of women in high-profile positions, be it in finance or fashion, which is encouraging to see. I hope it gives young women the inspiration and confidence to push themselves forward in business and realise that if this is what they want, they can go for it.”
THE beauty queen Bobbi Brown, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics “I really believe that all women are beautiful without make-up,” says Bobbi Brown, who launched her own cosmetics line in 1991, after becoming frustrated with the lack of natural-looking lipsticks while working as a make-up artist. Today, her name is synonymous with effortless New York-style glamour and her products are now sold in more than 1,730 stores in 68 countries. “Confidence is the most important ingredient in looking and feeling pretty. But confidence doesn’t always come naturally or easily; I believe that with the right tools and knowledge, make-up can help women look and feel like their most confident selves.” A strong supporter of women, Brown has underlined this message of self-confidence and empowerment not only through her products, but also through her philanthropic work (which is vast) and her campaigns, including the recent Pretty Powerful campaign. “In 2010, I started a campaign that celebrates the beauty of real women from a variety of backgrounds – my friends, neighbours, co-workers, amazing women I’d met on the street – through their inspiring stories, photos and videos. I wanted to show women that there isn’t just one definition of beauty. The campaign is about being comfortable in your own skin, knowing what’s important to you and doing what makes you happy.”
“I wanted to show women that there isn’t just one definition of beauty” As her brand is focused on enhancing, rather than changing, the way women look, does Brown feel there is anything to the ‘war paint’ concept – using a swipe of scarlet lipstick or a strong black eyeliner to steel yourself for a tough day ahead? “I believe that make-up is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident,” says Brown. “Rather than trying to change or distort a woman’s features, I use make-up to enhance the features that make her unique. Bobbi Brown make-up isn’t about rules, it’s about options, and this is something that I think all women appreciate.” “When you feel good about yourself, there’s no limit to what you can do – and that’s pretty powerful. My goal when I first started this company was to make women feel better about themselves – and I plan on doing that for as long as I can.”
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The serial entrepreneur Inge Theron, founder of Face Gym “The harder you work the luckier you get,” says Inge Theron, the FT’s glamorous ‘Spa Junkie’ and founder of Face Gym. “I think you’ve got to dream: you have to visualise and have the confidence to follow your dream – not that it’s always easy of course.” Theron’s dreams have led her to some fairly incredible places, and she has gone from working in radio, film and TV, to celebrity journalism and later PR, which led to inventing a ‘Hollywood’ board game, naturally, rather cleverly in the recession of 2008, when staying in became the new going out; this last venture left her with enough resources to go and follow her ultimate dream of travelling round spas and retreats for a year. “I decided to take a year off after Hollywood Domino, as I was wondering what to do next. I felt burnt out and a bit lost so I decided to travel – I went to China, India, Germany… I went to Thailand several times, I fasted for 30 days, I didn’t speak for 10 days, it was all about gaining new experiences. “I was offered the chance to come back to PR but I was done; I enjoyed it but I didn’t want to go back. I remember talking to my mum and she said: ‘What do you want to do?’, and I said: ‘I don’t know, I just want to spend the rest of my life in a spa!’ She said: ‘Well do that then’. “I thought: ‘Don’t be ridiculous! I can’t spend my life in a spa!’ but then I said to myself: ‘Well, why can’t I?’ “When I came back to London I met Gillian [Tett, an assistant editor at the Financial Times], and she asked
“You don’t just have to be confident, you have to be fearless: play big or go home” what I was up to; I told her that I was literally just a spa junkie at the moment and wasn’t sure what to do and she suggested writing a column for the FT.’ Now firmly back in London, Theron is still writing her cult-status Spa Junkie column and has set up the new Face Gym at Selfridges, helping women to delay or even give up Botox, by training facial muscles to stay in place for longer. So, as someone who has managed to squeeze several careers into a working lifetime, what advice would Theron give to future entrepreneurs? “You have to work out where you want to be and then work backwards so you can get there. I visualise, and it’s really helped things to happen for me. “You don’t just have to be confident, you have to be fearless: play big or go home. At each point in my career I’ve had no experience, I’d never been a writer or TV before I worked in them – I just throw myself in and kind of have to swim back!”
The banker Susan Allen, chief executive, Customer Solutions Group, Corporate Banking Division, RBS “Being good enough is not good enough,” says Susan Allen. “When I joined RBS 25 years ago, I thought I joined a meritocracy. It took me about five or six years to realise that as well as delivering, you need to stand out and put yourself forward. You need to volunteer and profile the things that you are doing – building awareness of your capabilities. “The gender gap didn’t really occur to me when I joined the bank – there were lots of women around when I started, but as I started to climb the ladder I began to ask myself ‘Where have all the women gone?’.” It was this realisation that led Allen to get involved with the launch of the Focused Women’s Network in 2007, to support RBS in actively attracting, and developing talented female staff, and which today has more than 12,000 members. “We do need to look at why more women are not getting to the top. Confidence is an issue, women need to be willing to put themselves forward. “Women also need to take responsibility for their own careers; we can’t expect our bosses to be psychic. So many of the women I coach are not good at expressing what they want, they think that if they work hard their boss will know they are ambitious, but they won’t. It’s your responsibility to have those conversations. “RBS is hugely supportive of women in the workplace, but it’s not altruistic, we want to support women because it’s better for the business. There are plenty of studies that show the more balanced your team is, you get more balanced decisions, as you get a better debate and a better challenge.”
“Women also need to take responsibility for their own career” THE experimenter Katriona Methven, director of scientific and technical-regulatory affairs, L’Oréal UK & Ireland “I think having strong female role models is important. I’ve found working at L’Oréal, being surrounded by so many senior women has been very inspiring. 64 per cent of employees at L’Oréal UK are female and in the global research and innovation team 70 per cent are women, so I think the company is certainly doing something right to ensure women feel confident and successful in their careers.” “In science, women of all ages are challenged by a very male stereotype and lack of female role models, particularly in areas such as physics, maths and engineering. We certainly need to work at identifying and celebrating leading women in science, particularly for young girls to aspire to. “I have also seen the challenges young women face at the early stage of their research careers where permanent jobs are hard to come by and – for those with children – flexible support for
childcare is hard to find.” Eight years ago, noting the different challenges that faced women in science, L’Oréal UK established a local version of the L’Oréal UNESCO For Women In Science awards. The objective was to try to address these issues,
“We certainly need to work on identifying and celebrating our leading women in science” awarding four early career researchers with grants of £15,000 which they could spend on anything that would help their career, be it equipment or childcare. So what advice would she have for encouraging the next generation of women in science? “Seek out role models and people who can inspire you, and persevere. Don’t give up at the first hurdle. Keep your mission in mind and learn from your experiences. Finally, experiment. My children will both receive chemistry sets for Christmas this year!”
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THE ATHLETE Victoria Pendleton CBE, Olympic cycling gold medallist “I think so many women are scared of giant challenges, because they’re scared of failing in some way. We hate failing for some reason. There’s nothing wrong with just giving something a try and giving something your best shot, because you never know it might just work out.” The double Olympic gold medallist has just returned from a trip to Ghana with Galaxy and (RED) to help promote access to HIV testing, treatment and counselling for pregnant women. “Having the opportunity to meet women who work within and around this charity was very inspirational. “By the very nature of it there is a lot of women involved – with the campaigning, with the support, with everything – so it is very female-focussed, and that is important to me; I’m all for powerful, successful women.” Of course, Pendleton is no stranger to this brand of female: being one of the only women to train with the all-male elite Great Britain Cycling Team, going on to win nine World Champion titles, two Olympic Gold medals and one Silver one: “I was in very much a male team during my training. I was the only female sprinting, so
for me I was looking at my male counterparts and they were all very successful – multiple world champions, all of them – but they were always very supportive and shared advice and input which encouraged me.” So how do you cope with being a woman in a world as male-dominated as sport? “It’s definitely better than it used to be in terms of opportunity, but I still think there’s more to be done. But it’s a cultural change, not something that will happen overnight. “It is changing slowly and surely; in my lifetime within the sport I’ve brought up the equality issue because there used to be a different number of events available for men and women, which seemed a bit like ‘Hang on a minute! I’ve trained just as much and I’ve only got one opportunity and he’s got three!’ “I think the success of the women at the Olympics definitely opened people’s eyes to what could be achieved. And women should really aspire to jobs within sport, not just as athletes but as coaches, marketers, managers, everything involved with sport. There needs to be more women involved at every level.” D (Galaxy)RED chocolate is on sale now, with 5p from each pack going to The Global Fund to help ensure that more mothers can give birth to babies born without HIV. For more information, please visit galaxychocolate.co.uk Image: Richard Young/REX
“The success of the women at the Olympics definitely opened people’s eyes” THE style guru Sarah Hogan, stylist and founder of Sarah Hogan Styling & Wardrobe Management “Dressing well makes the most enormous difference to your confidence,” says Sarah Hogan, who runs her own styling business and dresses everyone from CEOs to famous actors to full-time mums. “We have been donning armour since the Dark Ages; my job is to help women arm themselves for whatever battle they are going into, whether it’s the boardroom or meeting the mother-in-law, it’s about feeling good. “I started my own business when I realised that a lot of ‘stylists’ were actually only helping women to buy more stuff, which was leading to more clutter, and therefore chaos, which inevitably left women feeling like they had ‘nothing to wear’ – despite having an overstuffed wardrobe of clothes.
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“I wanted to help explore and develop women’s style, editing and cleansing their closets and really getting to the bottom of buying habits and the emotional relationship with how they look. I also recommend that all my clients take a make-up lesson and see my hair team and nutritionist – I wanted to start a full service that really helps women feel like the best version of themselves. “I love the annual review time – my clients are always told that they are ‘more memorable’, ‘have really come into their own’, or are ‘more punctual and organised in the mornings’. It’s great to hear how much more confident people are once they have got their style together.” So how should we dress for the office?
“I think it’s important to retain your femininity in the workplace and let it make you stand out; we shouldn’t try to emulate men. When you see a woman assertively embracing her femininity, especially in a male environment, it is a very powerful thing.” D sarahhoganstylist.com
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uring the property boom of the early noughties, former West-End client services director Nicola Norris found an outlet for her entrepreneurial spark by renovating derelict properties on her home turf of Merseyside and Lancashire. When she later fell pregnant with her daughter, Marla (now three), it gave her the impetus to start her latest business venture, Bibee, a maternity clothing company for the professional mum-to-be. “I worked throughout my pregnancy in a senior clientfacing role, and nine months is a lot of days to dress smartly when none of your clothes fit,” she says. “I decided that I needed to design a flattering and luxurious maternity dress with interchangeable dress fronts. If I could attach a black cowl-neck front one day and then change it to a patterned V-neck the next, I wouldn’t feel I was wearing the same dress every day.” The design is patent protected and also functions as a dress for breast-feeding mothers. The company launched last February and Norris, 37,
“Women are just as successful as men these days and have so much to bring as investors” and her husband, a 35-year-old project manager, have sunk all of their savings into the business and, alongside a little help from family, have invested £130,000.
They have recently moved from their two-bed flat in Kentish Town, north London, to a 3,000 square foot house in Chislehurst, south-east London, to accommodate the growing business, which Norris regards as her second child. Bibee has just closed its seed round, raising a similar sum from seven female angels in Gabriel Investors, a female angel network in the North East of England, which initially travelled to London to meet with Norris. The funds will be used to help develop Bibee’s online presence, bibeedresses.co.uk, and expand its product range into tunics and, from next spring, trousers. For the businesswoman, it has been a long process and a steep learning curve. “I was nearly always pitching to men,” she said. “Some men got it, many didn’t understand the problem I was solving and others looked horrified when I mentioned the word ‘breast’. “I realised after six months of pitching that if I was going to get funded with smart money – people who understood the product and could really help me grow the business – I needed to find women investors.”
Catalyst for growth A growing band of women are getting involved in angel investing. “Rightly so,” said Norris. “Women are just as successful as men these days and have so much to bring as investors.” When Anna Sofat, founder and managing director of Bloomsbury-based Addidi, a wealth adviser for highearning women, established Addidi Angels in 2009, trying to recruit members was “like climbing mount Everest”. “It was a totally new concept for women and required a level of time which many found difficult to commit,” says Sofat. She managed to recruit 17 female angels, herself included, in the first 18 months. Numbers have grown steadily over the past five years, with the network now boasting some 35 women investors. She believes the launch of female-focused business initiatives have acted as a catalyst for growth. The £12.5 million government-backed Aspire Fund, for example, was launched in 2008 to invest in businesses led by
women. The fund makes equity investments of between £100,000 and £1 million on a co-investment basis with private investors and has invested £4.7 million to date. “Today there are also a number of small groups which are women focused – such as Gabriel Investors in Newcastle and Angel Academy in London – which have helped raised awareness of angel investing and are making it more accessible,” added Sofat.
“Success and failure are synonymous; for every success story there will be several that didn’t make” Delhi-born Sofat has personally backed nine businesses to date – some of them, though not all, female owned and run. Her first investment, in April 2010, was in specialist lingerie business Bluebella, founded by Oxford graduate Emily Bendell, 33, in 2006. “I took a university summer job in an Ann Summers store and spotted a gap in the market for luxury, provocative lingerie that was still affordable and accessible,” said Bendell. “I realised woman had evolved and wanted beautiful, elegant, sensuous lingerie whatever their budget.” Bluebell, based in Chiswick, west London, now boasts a multi-million pound turnover and has grown threefold in the last two years. It has attracted three rounds of investment over the past four-anda-half years, all of them involving female investors. “I was very keen to have some female investment,” said Bendell, who lives in Bethnal Green, east London. “Bluebella is all about empowering women, plus I knew women would more instinctively understand my brand and what I was trying to achieve. “When I first went out to angel networks back in 2009 I thought: where are all the women? I had to create my own event in order to meet them. Since then, things have improved but women are still massively underrepresented in the angel community.”
Investing back Subsequent investments for Sofat include Curar, a femalerun business converting human medical technology for animals, and Loco2, a part female-owned business selling railway tickets across Europe. However, not all investments have been successful. Cupcakemum, a spa for mothers and children, received an injection of £100,000 from Addidi in 2010, but went into liquidation in 2011. “Success and failure are synonymous; for every success story there will be several that didn’t make it. The risks are high so some failure is a must,” said Sofat, who launched Addidi Talent, a female mentoring and non-executive director talent service for small business, in March. Despite failures, she believes enterprising women have much to gain from backing the next generation. “Angel investing allows me to connect with something real – meeting entrepreneurs and hearing their stories – and has taught me about different businesses and sectors; I’ve grown as a person,” she said. “There’s also a real good feel factor. I’m using my money to make a financial return, but also doing some good – investing back into our business community.” Far left: Anna Sofat from Addidi Wealth. Left: Emily Bendall. Below: Model wearing Bibee dress
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NEWS Canary Wharf opens its doors to the public As part of Open House London, Canary Wharf Group gave Londoners the unique opportunity to get under the skin of the iconic business and leisure district. Public tours of the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and the public art collection ran across the weekend, while the tours of One Canada Square Marketing Suite and Level39 were fully pre-booked. Visitors got a genuine insight into one of the largest retail and leisure expansions currently underway in the UK, with a diverse mix of shops, restaurants and bars, along with a beautiful roof garden which sits above the Crossrail station. Over 5,000 people attended over the course of the weekend and over 100 signed up for public art tours. Canary Wharf boasts one of the UK’s largest public art collections, including free year-round visual art exhibitions by leading artists. Visitors were invited to explore the diverse array of over 65 works, including stand-alone pieces and integrated artist-architectural works from Ron Arad, Charles Hadcock, Danny Lane and Wendy Ramshaw.
The Hackney Carriages Disney Breakfast Success It was another successful year for The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and their annual Magical Taxi Tour which is one of London’s most unique charity campaigns. On the 12 September 2014 Canary Wharf Group hosted the 21st Hackney Carriages Disney Breakfast at East Wintergarden for both children and helpers prior to their grand voyage. Later, accompanied by a military band in full swing, over 100 licensed London taxis took over 250 children, suffering from a range of chronic debilitating illnesses and life limiting conditions, and their families on a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Resort Paris. The initiative is intended to give them a break from their world of treatment and therapy. Since 1994, 2,000 taxis have taken almost 4,000 children to Disneyland.
Headway East exhibit at the Canary Wharf Community Window Canary Wharf Group recently displayed the stunning artwork of the charity Headway East London in its Community Window. The fantastic organisation supports people suffering from brain damage by establishing a welcoming community, where members are valued and encouraged to fulfil their potential. The Headway Art Studio was founded in order to generate communication through collaborative projects. The vibrant art pieces produced are a vivid expression of creativity of the brain injury survivors who are able to explore and discover their artistic skills. Thanks to the exhibition, the Headway Art Studio attracted attention from the Financial Ombudsman organisation which, having been inspired by the colourful and uplifting display, commissioned the charity to produce a new piece for their new offices in Canary Wharf. They are incredibly thankful to the artists for “brightening up” their reception area.
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The grand tour Now there’s a less muddy way to embrace the great outdoors’ autumnal weather. Elysian Estates, a luxury property rental and concierge specialist, is offering a five-star tour of the British Isles. Escape city life and enjoy its exclusive Gothic castles and charming farmhouses, with activities from Michelin dining to hot-air ballooning. D Eastnor Castle, £500,000 based on a 10-guest tour, elysian-estates.co.uk
the high ground If cloud nine had a fixed address, Dubai’s Burj Al Arab would almost certainly be it. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of its soaring 321 metres of luxury, the hotel is now offering a Best of the Burj experience to celebrate its 15th anniversary. From the moment you are collected in a chauffeurdriven white Rolls-Royce Phantom, you’d be forgiven for thinking that life has suddenly become a little surreal: with a two-floor suite overlooking the Arabian Gulf to call your home, luxuriate in Hermès amenities and a tailored spa experience before enjoying the best of the menu from the signature Al Mahara restaurant. You might be giddy before you reach the top-floor’s Skyview Bar. D jumeirah.com
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business and pleasure
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is moving into China with its new Beijing property. The unusually generous rooms and landscaped outdoor space provide a harmonious contrast to the vibrant downtown location. A special opening package valid from 20 October until 28 February includes airport limousine pick-up, 24-hour check-in and did we hear complimentary access to the mini-bar?
Geneva’s skilful balance of the corporate and cultural earned it the title of Europe’s leading City Break Destination at this year’s World Travel Awards. See it in a new light through the Old Town’s historic architecture and 15th-century Town Hall, or CERN’s cutting-edge Globe of Science and Innovation. We happen to think shopping for finely-crafted Swiss watches is an equally intellectual pursuit.
the windy city Having long since spread its wings from London, Soho House’s latest outpost is Stateside. Housed in the old Chicago Belting Company’s six-storey warehouse, the top-floor deck hosts the classic pool and striped loungers, convenient for being served by the rooftop bar and kitchen. Other Chicago-made touches include local artwork and the fitness centre’s leather boxing ring. Indulge in a film screening-room session, before a down-to-earth dinner at the Chicken Shop rotisserie. D sohohousechicago.com
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Want to completely escape from the world, without turning to Cast Away-style escapism? Then head to Maia, where private yoga, world-class food and, most importantly, the best bath of your life awaits WORDS: ELLE BLAKEMAN
here is privacy and there is privacy; Maia offers the latter. Thirty huge villas, spread across 12 hectares, each with their own outdoor spa, dining area and infinity pool overlooking the sea take ‘getting away from it all’ to a new level. You can quite easily avoid the sight of anyone but your butler should you wish. Maia is a place governed by nature: lush hibiscus and lemongrass plants, rustling wildlife and white-sand beaches leading onto the warm Indian Ocean below. There are many effects of this, one of which is that you will be woken up by sunlight and birdsong, rather than an iPhone or your neighbour’s Land Rover. Another is that at night, the villas and their surrounding areas are as dark as God intended it to be at that time, which has a powerful effect on the body and quickly gets you back to a normal circadian rhythm, the one you would have had before being busy became a competitive sport. For my first morning, I booked myself into a yoga class at 8am, and when my wake-up call roused me from the deep, virtually comatose sleep that only comes with total isolation from the world, all I could think is “What the hell possessed me to book a morning yoga class at 8am?!”. However, this mood rapidly dissipated when I saw the studio: a handful of mats laid in the outdoor spa,
surrounded by plants with leaves bigger than me and a waterfall that looked like it was put there specifically for our class (having spent years trying to ‘get’ yoga, I can confirm that little reduces you to a Zen-like state faster than an upward dog next to a waterfall). After this, I floated blissfully to breakfast on the beach, unable to decide which was better – the sea view, the platters of fruit, pastries and charcuterie, or the fact that I didn’t have to go near any form of public transport for the foreseeable future – the closest thing being the golf buggies at our beck and call all day – heaven. The rest of the day melted away as I pottered around in my huge private villa (no one does mere ‘rooms’ here) – jumping in and out of the pool, eating most of the welcome coconut cake left by my lovely butler Samantha and having as many baths in the outdoor bath sunk into the second infinity pool (really) as I could justify. I actually think I hit bath nirvana – everything else will be downhill from here. I had an Omorovicza facial in the afternoon which was so relaxing it knocked me out for the rest of the day and it was all I could do to half-heartedly flick through a newspaper on the daybed and have another bath. At night, finally bored of bathing and my own company, I joined my party – all of whom had been similarly enjoying the lack of contact with other people. Everyone
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was exceedingly relaxed, surprised by how quickly they adapted to ‘holiday mode’. The restaurant has a nice mix of couples, friends and family, and we quickly realised that Maia, while perfect for honeymooners, is not a honeymoon destination. This is a key distinction: the former is full of smug couples, toned from months of personal training and carb avoidance, talking endlessly about how the best man’s speech could have been worse; a place that all sane people should avoid like the plague. The latter, however, is one that affords you the privacy to feel like the only people in the world when you want, and the opportunity to rejoin the real world, or rather a very tranquil, enjoyable version of the real world, when you choose. Food-wise, while you can order pretty much anything you can think of here, the main menu is very influenced by the local Creole culture and you will find delicious local dishes, such as spiced fish curries, alongside gourmet Indian, Thai and French cuisine. The atmosphere is wonderfully soporific and hours disappear in a flash as we dined slowly, taking in the view of both the pool, lit by tiki torches and the beach next to us, chatting about our days which were all mostly spent in some form of water. There is a nice amount to do here without feeling bored or overwhelmed – during the day you can
accompany the chefs to the local food market in Victoria – well worth seeing if you have the time – where locals sell lines of red snapper and home-made packs of spices picked fresh from the trees. If you can muster the energy to leave your infinity pool, Maia can arrange a hike in the nearby Mare aux Cochons deep in the Morne Seychelles National Park – uphill enough to make you feel like you’ve earned the view, yet not so hard that it can’t be done in an old pair of trainers (a pleasing mix) – you will trek past cinnamon trees and rocks with climbing vanilla pods, past waterfalls and huge trees laden with the amusingly shaped Coco de Mer (Google it if you’re unfamiliar), while at the top is a stunning view over the Indian Ocean where you might be lucky enough to spot some turtles. Best of all, when you get back to your villa, you’ve earned another infinity-pool bath. D As of November 2014, Ocean Panoramic Villas at MAIA will start from £1,955 on a BEYOND All-inclusive basis, per villa, per night based on two sharing. This includes all daily meals, soft drinks and Premium alcoholic beverages, welcome Champagne on arrival, a dedicated butler service, Wi-Fi, unlimited scuba diving, laundry, yoga or qi gong and non-motorised sports (snorkelling, kayaking, canoeing) maia.com.sc; +248 4 390 000.
â€œYou will trek past cinnamon trees and rocks with climbing vanilla pods, past waterfalls and huge trees laden with the amusingly shaped Coco de Merâ€?
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Marrakech [City Break]
From the busy, dusty souks and open-air restaurants to the perfectly manicured gardens of the Jardin de Majorelle, Marrakech is the ideal short-haul escape WORDS: Elle Blakeman
city of snake-charmers and souks might not seem like the most obvious destination for glamour and high fashion, but such is the nature of Marrakech and its power to surprise. Once you discover the sheer variety of things to do in the city, it becomes clear why it held such an enduring appeal to the late Yves Saint Laurent, and continues to do so for today’s travellers. The riotous explosion of colour and style that awaits at the Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s famous open-air market, is sure to have appealed to the couturier. It is perhaps one of the most enjoyable places to be lost in, as every turn reveals a different hidden treasure, from exquisite rug stalls to explosively loud food sellers. If you are feeling brave, haggle with sellers to take home your own handmade piece of Marrakech, or stop off at a food stall for an authentic taste of a Moroccan tagine. However, Marrakech isn’t entirely about bargaining: boutiques such as Atelier Moro offer the highest quality in craftsmanship without the hectic ambience of the market. If the heady excitement of the noise and heat at the Djemaa el Fna begins to take its toll, retreat to quieter ground, or should we say grounds, within the Jardin de Majorelle. The gardens are a haven of tranquillity, full of cacti plants and places to hide away for a moment of calm. They were bought and restored by Saint Laurent as a labour of love back in 1980, in order to prevent them from being turned into a hotel complex. When he passed away, his ashes were scattered in its rose garden. If you are feeling more intrepid explorer than fashionista, make the most of Marrakech’s location at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and take a guided hike up in to the foothills to explore beautiful waterfalls and vast landscapes. If you don’t fancy the hike, have a camel ride instead. Whilst it may be tempting to spend the evenings relaxing with some fine dining at spots such as Dar Moha – the former home of fashion designer Pierre Balmain – be sure to take one last trip to Djemaa el Fna at night, when the main square becomes a vast open-air food market and street sellers give way to night-time entertainers and belly dancers. Watching the city change shape at night, its enchanting allure is clear to see.
WHERE TO STAY There is an area of Morroco, La Palmeraie, around ten minutes outside of the medina where everything changes; the people begin to filter away, the buzz calms down and the sounds of haggling in the souks fade into the background. It is a place that attracts those seeking both respite and luxury, and rumours of celebrities (Brad and Angelina) and royalty owning property nearby are rife; it is here that you will find the Mosaic Palais Aziza Hotel & Spa – an oasis of calm tucked away behind huge gates. As you step inside, the dancing water feature, decorated daily with petals from the garden, combines with the huge, jewel-toned reception area, a perfectly staged view of the pool and some very enthusiastic air conditioning to create the best arrival I have ever had. With just 20 rooms (all huge) it’s more large guest house than hotel and visitors are made to feel that way, with helpful local staff who cannot do enough to make your stay better. The décor is spectacular, inkeeping with local tradition, all huge ceilings, mosaic tiles in rich shades of emerald and gold, while the garden is quite simply magnificent – manicured to perfection, it is the ideal setting for the pool which, due to the hotel’s boutique size, is never overcrowded. In fact, in four days we saw precisely 10 other guests, and that was mainly at breakfast – heaven for those looking for a real escape from the world. D Mosaic Palais Aziza Hotel & Spa, from €295 per room per night, based on two sharing on a B&B basis, including airport pick-up and taxes, mosaicpalaisaziza.com
sPARE AFTERNOON You could go shopping, buy some tagine pots and see some snakes, but it is hot and you can do that in the evening. Instead, book yourself into the hotel’s spa for a traditional Hammam & Body Treatment, where you will be scrubbed, bathed and cleansed until you are made new again.
get there British Airways flies twice daily from Gatwick to Marrakech. Fares start from £105 return including, all fees and charges. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0844 493 0758.
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ironed man Whether unpacking a crumpled suit or arriving a little dishevelled after a sky-high nap, travelling is rarely easy on your outfits. However, thanks to Pal Zileri’s innovative capsule collection, you can now step off the plane looking like you walked straight out of the dry cleaners. Named Viaggiatore (after the Italian word for traveller), the collection is a collaboration with the century-old wool mill Fratelli Tallia di Delfino – the resulting ‘smart’ fabric is breathable, crease-resistant, waterproof, antibacterial and, with natural stretch, you’re ready for long haul. Just don’t spill your coffee on it. D palzileri.com
BUSINESStraveller Essential information for jet-setters WORDS: melissa emerson
“In business, the man who engages in the most adventures is surest to come out unhurt” – Karl Marx
escape route London City Airport is becoming an ever more convenient way for London’s workers to head abroad for business and pleasure, and its latest route comes courtesy of Europe’s leading regional airline, Flybe. The airline is launching a new year-round route to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, which will fly twice weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 November. This is now its seventh route out of City Airport and, although it doesn’t fly on a weekday, flying on weekends allows for a cheeky day or two of sightseeing before it’s down to business. D flybe.com, one-way fares from £39.99 including taxes and charges
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Shop until you drop has become shop until you fly, thanks to the introduction of Harrods’ Personal shopping service and lounge at Heathrow Airport. A world first, the service will be available to any travel class and complimentary appointments can be booked online in advance. With stylists speaking a combined 38 languages, and products curated from 400 outlets, you will definitely need to increase your luggage allowance.
life in leather
British brand Otis Batterbee uses luxe leather for the first time in its new Fenton range.
Selfridges has launched a pop-up concept travel store, in association with the discerning media brand Monocle. As well as offering luggage, technology accessories and apparel, the pop-up is celebrating Monocle’s new tome The Monocle Guide to Good Business. The book is a visual treat, with inspiring stories and advice on moving up in the business world. Most importantly, however, it reveals why you really need an office dog.
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Taxing journey The car tax disc is to be axed from 1 October 2014 after 93 years in use. It had been used as a receipt to show that motorists had paid their vehicle excise duty (VED), but now the paper disc is being replaced by an electronic system where records will be logged as part of vehicle registration. Motorists will be able to pay by direct debit â€“ either annually, six-monthly or monthly â€“ and those who pay by monthly instalments will incur a five per cent surcharge. D gov.uk
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A question of sport Stylish newcomer replaces the venerable Freelander
WORDS: matthew carter
hey’ve been busy up at Gaydon, where Jaguar and Land Rover are based. As Jaguar launches its most important car for decades, the XE, so Land Rover unveils the Discovery Sport, its replacement for the Freelander. Although a compact SUV, i.e. smaller than the existing Disco, Land Rover has managed to squeeze seven seats into the car… though as LR refers to it as 5+2 seating, it suggests that the rearmost set of seats will be best used by children only. Being a Land Rover, the four-wheel drive Discovery Sport will be an accomplished off-roader. It has long-travel suspension and a phalanx of electronic traction aims to
ensure it will wade through the thickest of mud. But, unlike Freelander, it has a new multi-link rear suspension to make sure it adds comfort and superior on-road handling to its armoury. Inside there’s a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and standard tilt-and-slide row two seating to allow easy access to the rear seats. Due to go on sale next January, Discovery Sport will be powered by Land Rover’s existing 2.2-litre, 190hp turbo diesel and coupled to a nine-speed automatic or six-speed manual. Later in the year, a two-wheel drive version will also be offered as Land Rover accepts that not everyone will want to get its wheels dirty.
“Being a Land Rover, the four-wheel drive Discovery Sport will be an accomplished off-roader”
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Size matters Mercedes has looked to the top of its range to shape the latest C-class, and the result is impressive, says Matthew Carter
t was time for a double-take. I’d just handed back the latest Mercedes S-class limo and replaced it with a C-class saloon. Or so I’d thought. As I settled behind the smart piano-black interior and gripped the chunky three-spoke steering wheel, I realised my mistake: I’d got into another S-class. Except I hadn’t. This really was a new C-class… it’s just that it looked and felt like a 7/8ths scale model of its big sister. And that tells you how much effort M-B has put into its new junior executive, and how high the stakes are getting. Globally the C-class is Merc’s bestseller, so when it came to developing a new one they pulled out all the stops. It needed to because, frankly, the old C-class wasn’t the best in class by a long way. In fact, if you wanted a compact sports saloon you bought a BMW 3-series – it was the default option and was streets ahead of not just the C-class but also the Audi A4. It’s a lot more complicated today. For a start there’s a new kid in town ready to rattle the establishment cage. No one has driven the advanced new Jaguar XE yet, so we can’t be absolutely certain that it will match or (preferably) better the establishment. But if the recent
F-type is anything to go by, it will. Germany is right to be worried about Coventry’s latest. BMW can still afford to ignore the Audi A4, though. Well-made, good-looking in a sober sort of way and reasonably high-tech, the Audi falls down by being just plain dull to drive. But the men from Munich have a fight on their hands with the new C. This is a clean sheet design, with totally new architecture under the sculpted and swooping body. Making extensive use of aluminium, the new car is longer and wider than the old model, yet around 100kg lighter than before, making it much more efficient. And nowhere is that better displayed than under the bonnet. The vast majority of C-class models will be sold as company cars, and that means – for the time being at any rate – they are likely to be diesels. The test car was a C250 diesel, which in the good old days would have signified a six-cylinder engine displacing 2.5-litres. Today it’s lost two cylinders and has shrunk to 2.1-litres but grown a couple of turbochargers… and pumps out a healthy 200+ hp as a result. The top speed is more than 150mph and a 6.6 second time to 62mph from rest. The performance is
“This is a clean sheet design, with totally new architecture under the sculpted and swooping body”
delivered through a standard and wonderfully smooth seven-speed automatic, a transmission that perfectly complements the engine. More relevant to the modern world, perhaps, are the impressive 113 g/km of CO2 emissions and the combined 65mpg figures. So it’s quick and efficient, which is as it should be, though the engine will be a little too gruff for some. Mind you, this unwelcome noise from the engine might simply be accentuated by the overall sense of refinement from the rest of the car. In that respect, had Merc engineers been developing a car for two or three classes up, they couldn’t have done a better job. And the interior is a Best in Class job: top-quality materials are used throughout, and even though the seats are covered in synthetic leather you’d have to be an expert – or a cow – to tell it apart from the real thing. The use of proper metal rather than silver-painted plastic for the air vents and switchgear adds a touch of class, though the touchscreen tablet display used for the sat nav, the sound system and so on looks a little too much like an afterthought. Legroom is a little tight in the rear, to be honest, though whether that’s a problem depends entirely on how often you take an adult or two in the back. Unusually for a Mercedes, the C-class is reasonably well-equipped. As well as the standard automatic transmission, the C 250 AMG LINE version comes with sat nav, rear parking camera, climate control and a DAB radio as standard, plus a few AMG branded styling and cosmetic extras rather than extra performance kit. This sense of class is repeated on the outside. The swooping lines, abundant use of chrome, LED lights front and rear and trapezoidal exhaust pipes have all been borrowed from the top-of-the range limo… though that’s something that’s likely to please C-class owners rather more than S-class ones. So far, then, BMW has a real fight on its hands. The new Merc is good-looking, performs well and oozes class: it’s a huge step up from its predecessor. There’s just one
elephant left in the room – can it match the Bimmer for driving pleasure? On paper it can, in practice not quite. It’s a rear-wheel drive, which is a good starting point, while its front suspension uses a sophisticated system also used, you’ve guessed it, in the S-class. Available on the options list, meanwhile, is an air suspension system, yours for an extra £895. Replacing the standard steel springs, the Airmatic system is designed to boost sporting handling by keeping body roll to a minimum at the same time as providing a magic carpet ride. It works, up to a point. The new C-class is especially comfortable on long motorway runs, but it doesn’t want to handle twisty B-roads with quite the same gusto as a 3-series would, despite the fancy electronics that allow the driver to fiddle with the suspension settings. Maybe it doesn’t matter. The C-class might not be the ultimate driver’s car, but it more than makes up for a BMW’s sense of involvement by being distinctive, well-equipped, beautifully made and having a simply stunning interior. But the real battle is to come. And if the XE can combine the Merc’s classiness with the Bimmer’s driver involvement, then Jaguar will move to the top of the class. Watch this space.
“The interior is a Best in Class job: even though the seats are covered in synthetic leather you’d have to be an expert – or a cow – to tell it apart from the real thing”
Car: Mercedes-Benz C 250 BlueTEC AMG LINE Price: £35,510 Engine: Front-mounted, 2,143cc, twin turbocharged four-cylinder diesel Power: 204 hp Performance: 153mph max, 0-62mph in 6.6 secs Drive: Rear-wheel drive, seven-speed automatic
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Sunday As the highly-anticipated 2014 NFL International Series returns to Wembley, Canary Wharf Magazine previews the best seats in the house
ollowing the immense success of the last series, the NFL returns to Wembley this autumn for the 8th year of International Series games. Action-packed and highly exclusive (all fixtures have limited tickets left), Club Wembley hospitality packages are one way to secure yourself stellar seats amongst the 84,000-strong crowds. Capturing the imagination of the British public, the NFL’s Anglo home at Wembley has been a catalyst in the American sport’s international takeover. Complementing Wembley Stadium’s already diverse calendar of sporting and entertainment events, the NFL games have hit upon a mass British fan base and generated a monumental demand for tickets. With an impressive trans-Atlantic following, this series is set to be one of the most talked-about sporting events in London. Tailor-made packages with Club Wembley allow fans to experience the electric atmosphere of the games in style, fully immersing guests in each, energyfuelled matchup. Diamond package holders will benefit from a Champagne reception on arrival and a premium ticket located on the halfway line in the sought-after Bobby Moore Club seating block. Located either side of the players’ tunnel, guests will be at the very core of NFL showmanship, where fireworks, cheerleaders and A-list entertainment take centre stage. Spearheading ground-breaking landmarks for the International Series, NFLUK have extended last year’s run of two games and added a third, with the second of the three games scheduled to kick-off at a new, earlier time of 1.30pm. Sapphire and Diamond hospitality guests can take full advantage of each game with pre-match dining experiences and commemorative VIP passes. Offering a host of match-day privileges in front of world class sport – courtesy of teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have committed to playing in London through to 2016 – it’s no surprise that Wembley is helping the NFL take London by storm. D Hospitality packages start from £329. Please call 020 8795 9744 for more information or visit clubwembley.wembleystadium.com
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Calling all carnivores: if dining in London has spoiled you for your local butchers then log on to Meat Porter, a new artisan meat delivery website that offers restaurant-quality meat – think steak burgers, Barbary duck breasts and juicy Cumberland sausages – for a fraction of the price of dining out. As the meat is sourced from the same places used by several Michelinstarred London restaurants, including The Ivy, the quality is outstanding while delivery is quick and happily next-day and free of charge. As for the washing-up, you’re on your own. D meatporter.com
Book smart Know your Hibiscus from your L’Enclume or The Square from The Fat Duck? How about where to go for a truly outstanding roast or Bloody Mary? If not, then be sure to pick up a copy of The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015: with both expert advice and anonymous (therefore honest!) reviews, the pages promise to save you from any more lacklustre pasta dishes and squabbles on the way home. D Waitrose Good Food Guide, £17.99, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square
Dark chocolate Think Halloween is for children? Well, this season’s new gift boxes from Hotel Chocolat suggest otherwise – choose from white chocolate and caramel ‘eyes’, cherry crystal-decorated ‘skulls’ or a milk chocolate ‘yumpkin’. Give the trick or treaters cash and keep them all for yourself. D Halloween bites, £13, Hotel Chocolat, Canada Place
Decisions decisions How do you choose between Pork Matambre with Confit Lemon and Slow-grilled Chateaubriand Fillet, or Ecuadorian Ceviche and 48-hour dry-aged Provoleta? Sorry but you will have to, as no one can take on both and live to tell the tale. Whatever you do, make sure to leave room for the Freggo Argentinian ice cream. This month, Gaucho’s new menu promises some tough decisions ahead, but rest assured that you can’t go too far wrong. D Gaucho, Westferry Circus
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Often thought of as a ‘man’s drink’, today almost a third of whisky drinkers are women. Here, Mike Peake raises a toast to ladies who order the hard stuff
woman walks into a bar and orders a whisky. No, it’s not the start of a groanworthy sexist joke, it’s the start of a new trend that has steadily been gathering momentum for more than 18 months, fuelled by bloggers, celebrity ambassadors and changing tastes that are giving ever more women the confidence to ask for a shot of ‘the hard stuff’. Women in the UK – who now account for one third of the spirit’s buyers – are shaking off whisky’s longstanding ‘macho’ connotations and giving it a makeover as a sophisticated drink for the discerning social tippler. Asda reports that 35 per cent of women are choosing whisky over any other alcoholic beverage, while London wine and spirit experience Vinopolis has noticed a 25 per cent rise in the number of females who want to learn more and understand how to appreciate its finer points. “Whisky has had a ‘dusty’ traditional image, being seen as a ‘male’ drink,” explains Melanie Reeve, Vinopolis’ spirits and wine expert. “Over the generations, women have been conditioned by the message: ‘You can’t/shouldn’t/won’t like whisky.” But those barriers are being trampled down: “A shift in attitudes is evident,” adds Reeve, “with examples of women achieving senior roles as master blenders and
“Over the generations, women have been conditioned by the message: ‘You can’t/shouldn’t/ won’t like whisky’” whisky sommeliers. Johnnie Walker appointed Christina Hendricks as Brand Ambassador, tying in with the popularity of TV shows such as Mad Men.” While that particular show can’t single-handedly claim responsibility for whisky’s sudden popularity with women, its depiction of powerful females confidently slugging down hard liquor has certainly played its part. Even Lady Gaga has done her bit, thanking Jameson, the Irish whiskey, for helping with her songwriting. Whisky for women is in. It’s not that anyone was actually telling ladies to steer clear of a glass of scotch or a tumbler of bourbon, but the drink’s enduringly masculine image was perhaps a little overwhelming – and not really befitting the female social drinker unless she liked to visit bars where ZZ Top Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, moviestorecollection.com
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still featured on the jukebox. “Whisky is definitely perceived as a ‘statement’ drink,” says Reeve, “and for some women, social convention once meant that they felt self-conscious ordering scotch in a bar.” But walk into a pub in any cool city today and a woman with a whisky in her hand should barely raise an eyebrow. And she won’t necessarily be hiding her whisky in an exotic cocktail, either: a recent survey into adult drinking habits found that 52 per cent of women who choose whisky take it neat. Reeve argues that this could be explained, in part, by women being “better listeners” than men and thus better placed to benefit from the educational efforts of whisky writers and bloggers. Industry leader Cara Laing, head of brands marketing at 66-year-old family firm Douglas Laing & Co, thinks there could be something else, too. “My father reckons us girls have a far better nose for appreciating whisky,” she says. “Our early love of perfumes gives us a bit of a head start, I think.” “Ladies are becoming more adventurous with whisky,” agrees Ernest Reid, head bartender at Canary Wharf’s Boisdale. “For introductory drams I often recommend a Speyside-style whisky, as they tend to be smoother and lighter but I always give them a little taste of a big and Christina Hendricks at Diageo Reserve World Class Johnnie Walker Blue Label Game Changer Event 2012
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peaty Islay malt, which tend to have a Marmite effect, just in case.” London-based Alwynne Gwilt, better known by her blogging nom-de-plume Miss Whisky, is doing as much to change the spirit’s image as anyone, having fallen in love with it during a tasting in Soho in 2011. Her website misswhisky.com features interviews with more than 30 influential whisky women aficionados, including bartenders, business owners, writers and master blenders, each united by their passion not just for whisky, but their belief that the spirit is patently not just for men: “I love
“You don’t need to swirl your glass as you would when tasting wine. All the aromas are already being released” helping people learn more and seeing them enjoy themselves and becoming more confident in their knowledge,” she says. So how best to appreciate a glass of whisky? Just like the lion’s share of men, many women really don’t know where to begin, but Reeve at Vinopolis suggests that your starting point should be an ‘open mind’. “You don’t need to swirl your glass as you would when tasting wine,” she says. “All the aromas are already being released. Gently ‘hover’ over the sample, and think about what aromas you can detect.” Some examples, she says, could be orchard or tropical fruits (apple, pineapple), vanilla, pepper, caramel, toffee, or smoke, to name but a few. “Next, take a sip and roll it round your mouth,” she says, “then try adding a few drops of water, and use your nose again.” The aromas will change and, depending on the whisky, the water will often create notes of hay, grass or citrus, or perhaps peat, too. As for what makes a world-class whisky, personal preference, of course, is everything, although the very best adhere to a couple of golden rules: “Great whiskies are along similar principles to great wines,” says Reeve. “They are complex, with a memorable, lingering finish.” It’s got to be worth a shot, if you’ll pardon the pun. If nothing else, Cara Laing reckons your head (and hips) may thank you for it in the morning: “If you stick with whisky and soda with a slice of lemon, which is popular with Japanese women, I’ll almost guarantee no hangover,” she says, adding that she’s also heard from ‘a reliable source’ that whisky is the “least calorific alcoholic drink” that there is. D www.vinopolis.co.uk
Dalmore Trinitas Only three bottles of this 64-year-old, £100,000 single malt were ever released, making it about as hard to find as the Ark of the Covenant. The lucky few who have tasted it talk of notes of sweet raisins, rich Colombian coffee, crushed walnuts and bitter orange. Befriend a billionaire and keep your fingers crossed.
Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix In January 2010, snow at the Glenfiddich distillery caused the partial collapse of the warehouse roof, exposing some of the maturing oak casks to the night sky. The resultant whisky was found to be delightful – and a limited-edition scotch was born. Keep an eye on auctions for the last few bottles.
Dalmore King Alexander III Bourbon barrels from Kentucky and aged sherry casks ensure that every Dalmore whisky is rich in flavour. The pick of the Dalmore bunch is arguably King Alexander III, which has come into contact with barrels that have previously held Bordeaux wine, madeira, bourbon, sherry and port. Pay around £120 a bottle.
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Black & Gold Westferry Circus offers a slice of the Orient with Royal China. Who says Chinatown has it all? WORDS: Melissa emerson
f you’re more familiar with Chinese food from a takeaway carton, yes you with the fortune cookies in your desk, it’s time to brush up on the cuisine and sample the real deal. Canary Wharf has a wide variety of international cuisines on offer, but Royal China has the prime Thames-side spot, next to the Canary Wharf pier. If you’re lucky, there might still be a few warm nights to take advantage of the large outdoor patio. Arriving early evening, we were sadly out of time for the freshly steamed or fried dim-sum, served until 5pm; it is one of the restaurant’s signature experiences and it keeps the place busy for express business lunching (note to self – book for lunch next time!). However, we didn’t feel out of place in the evening; the buzzing atmosphere and occasionally boisterous group are the sign of a good time. Fabric tablecloths and napkins, the
on numerous visits and still be surprised. We started with vegetable spring rolls, audibly crispy and vegetable-packed, one of our five-a-day to counterbalance the
“We ventured into unknown territory with new Asian bubble pearl cocktails” distinctive black and gold colour scheme and illustration-decorated walls, added a touch of authentic luxury and, after these distractions, we had difficulty choosing from such an extensive range of traditional Hong Kong Chinese fare. It’s good to know you can go
indulgence to come. The deep-fried baby squid with spicy salt was melt-in-the-mouth and milder than expected, but the bite-size steamed chilli pork dumplings more than made up for it in the heat stakes. To cool off, we ventured into unknown territory
with new Asian bubble pearl cocktails, made with fresh lychee, coconut, passion fruit, or our choice in an attempt to cling onto summer, strawberry. The jelly-like bubbles added an interesting texture, and a splash of something stronger can be added on request. With each Royal China branch offering its chef’s choice of signature dishes, we opted for lemon chicken. It was a fresh and zesty contrast to the richer sautéed prawns in honey and black bean sauce. We proudly declined the knife and fork which were offered to us, preferring to show off our convincing (we think) chopstick skills. Portion sizes were more than generous; we might have survived on the steamed rice and noodles with beansprouts alone, so don’t be afraid of going hungry. A dessert quickly materialised, in the form of a fresh rainbow of pineapple, dragon fruit and grapes, perfectly sliced. I’m sure I said I didn’t have room… D 30 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 royalchinagroup.co.uk
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Reward a year of hard work by throwing the ultimate work Christmas Party. Whether you want an elegant dinner, canapés at the bar or a big celebration, let Canary Wharf’s diverse selection of restaurants look after you and your team
Traditional Tastes Boisdale of Canary Wharf is famous for its roasts, so who better to trust to cook the perfect Christmas dinner? A night at Boisdale means whisky, cigars and live music: namely the fantastic Frank & Dean’s Christmas Party, which from 4 – 21 December sees two crooners belting the tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin accompanied by the Pete Lawrence Orchestra. You can book for parties of 13 to 22, and there are four menus to choose from priced £42 to £75. Little extras are optional to make the night more special, such as a cheese course for a £9 supplement per person or a course of mini haggis with a noggin of Scotch Whisky for £8. D Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place, 020 7715 5818
Something Different If by December you start to feel a little saturated with mince pies and potatoes, shake things up at Ibérica Canary Wharf with vibrant Spanish cooking, seafood and salty slices of Iberico ham. Ibérica’s Christmas set menu offers regional Spanish dishes including the likes of octopus a la gallega, ensaladilla rusa with tuna, and crispy confit of Segovian
suckling pig. The restaurant itself is intimate. Its sheltered mezzanine floor is a wonderful space for entertaining and captures the buzzing atmosphere of the main restaurant floor below. The Christmas menu is £45 per person and available for groups of eight or more. D Ibérica Canary Wharf, Cabot Square, 020 7636 8650
Room with a view If you’ve chosen Canary Wharf for your location, why not make the most of the scenery? At its spot on the fourth floor of Canada Place, Plateau’s floor-to-ceiling windows look out at One Canada Square tower and views of Canada Square Park, which is transformed each winter into a fairy-light lit, outdoor ice rink. Up to 50 seated guests can be accommodated in the more informal Bar & Grill, where a three course menu starts at £32. Alternatively, there’s space for 40 guests in the restaurant
with a price of £45 per person. The staggered menus cater for all budgets, group sizes and tastes, and in this thread head sommelier Thomasz Kusznerukcan can suggest wines best suited for your party. From French wine to French food, current head chef Alan Pickett adds a contemporary twist to classical French cuisine; try pumpkin velouté or tarte tartin to shake up typical British Christmas fare. D Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Canada Place, 020 7715 7100
O n e f o r a k ne e s up For an event that’s a little more informal, enjoy drinks and canapés at Rocket Restaurant & Bar. Or, for a real blow out, a 100 can sit for dinner, where they will be treated to their own private bar, a rooftop terrace, and DJ and dance floor. You can even hire casino tables with professional croupiers, themed ice luges for after dinner vodka shots and photo booths – if you dare – to capture the night’s antics.
Tailored To You If you want an event finely tailored to suit your company, Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf offers a fully customisable experience. The restaurant has a range of spaces available for private or semi-private hire, with the option of seating as little as six to standing as many as 100. At £55 per person, the Christmas menu includes half a bottle of house wine. However, wine and festive canapé packages are also available, the latter including winter drinks such as
mulled wine and mint chocolate martinis. Here, enjoy a classic Christmas menu with Tom Aiken’s – Michelin-starred chef and Tom’s Kitchen’s founder – touch. Highlights include turkey flavoured with sage and onion stuffing served with roast potatoes crisped in duck fat, and steaming Christmas pudding with a dollop of brandy cream.
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O n e f o r la rg e g roups The Pearson Room is brilliant for big groups: its restaurant and bar can accommodate up to 150 seated guests and 350 standing. For more intimate parties there’s a choice of lounges, semi-private rooms and even a wine cellar. Better still, it has a dedicated events team who will ensure everything runs smoothly. D The Pearson Room, Canada Place, 020 7970 0920
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his November, London’s ExCel Centre is playing host to one of the world’s largest LEGO shows, which is sure to delight the children – and some big kids too. The UK’s largest ever interactive LEGO show BRICK 2014 is offering a limited number of tickets for an exclusive preview evening on 27 November. The private preview party, with several celebrity guests in attendance, is inviting a lucky few for a
Guests of the preview event will be welcomed with a Champagne reception – and leave with an exclusive goodie bag – before touring the sights. And don’t worry, kids and grown-ups too can get their hands dirty in the construction zones, where they can build their own models and take on LEGO’s experts at their own game. Sure to delight at any age, the activity-packed afternoon also ends with a chance to shop at the huge, on-site LEGO store where you can take home your
“Kids and grown-ups too can get their hands dirty in the construction zones” Charlie and The Chocolate Factory-style opportunity to experience a world made out of LEGO, without any crowds. For BRICK 2014 the ExCel centre will be transformed over 27 – 30 November. It will become a world of colourful bricks populated with stunning creations built by LEGO builders recruited from around the world and populated by the likes of life-size models of Star Wars characters and famous buildings from around London.
favourite pieces, grab a souvenir or stock up on a few unique Christmas presents. An unmissable experience for the LEGO enthusiast, or anyone looking for a fun, family experience that’s out of the ordinary, get your tickets now before it’s too late. D BRICK 2014 Preview Evening at London’s ExCel Centre, limited tickets available at £200, 5.30pm–9pm, 27 November, tickets available to buy at brick2014.com
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VISUAL ARTS Take a break to explore and enjoy Canary Wharf’s temporary exhibitions and permanent art collection around the estate
Past Present: Sculpture by Bridget McCrum Until 14 November
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The exhibition covers all major areas of Bridget McCrum’s work, from an early carving at age 16 to bronze and carved stone sculptures made in 2014, her 80th year. In sculptures that convey her innate feeling for the natural world, her favoured subject matter is animals and birds, whose forms she may merge with those of ancient artefacts such as tools and ceremonial weapons – the curve of a wing may evoke the shape of an axe or knife. She also brings drawing into her sculpture, especially in carved pieces where she creates
surface textures that throw the form into greater relief or indicate a soft area of downy feathers. She has a painter’s sensibility for patinating bronze, demonstrated here through the range of rich colour and tonal variation she achieves across the surface of both small and large pieces. McCrum is represented by Messum’s. D bridgetmccrum.com
Left: Bridget McCrum, Knife Birds bronze, 2004; This image: Bridget McCrum, installation view of Toscana bronze, 2014
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WINDOW GALLERIES The Art and Design Window Galleries showcase up-andcoming artists, designers and craftspeople and are located in Canada Place. Showing this month are:
Culture, religion and politics play a large part in the inspiration process leading to Mahtab’s creations. Conveying these convictions through her jewellery is important to her, and she achieves this using traditional as well as new techniques on both precious and non-precious materials. D mahtab.co.uk
Tuesday 28 October, from 6.30 to 7.15 pm Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition with Bridget McCrum The tour is free but please contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
The Community Gallery is devoted to exhibiting work by local arts projects.
All creatures Great & Small: Alice Model Nursery School until 11 November
Samantha Couto Canada Walk Since early childhood, Samantha’s inspiration has come from her fascination with the human race and its position in the universe, and her passion for colour. She combines both to create multi-layered paintings, working in oil, acrylic and pastels, through which she achieves a variety of textures and effects. D samanthacouto.com
Murude Mehmet, a community artist based at The Bromley by Bow Centre in East London, has been working alongside Alice Model Nursery School to create ceramic snail sculptures made with clay. Parents also attended workshops at the school and at Murude’s studio to create hand-made tiles placed on three panels. The images used for the tiles were other animals and insects that the children could see in the garden, including a frog, butterfly, newt, robin, mouse, hedgehog, ladybird, bee, stick insect and dragonfly. This project was influenced by the Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern, which children and parents visited on a school trip. D alicemodel.weebly.com
EVENTS Let me entertain you This October, rare and unmissable performances by two celebrated musical acts are taking place in Canary Wharf, plus there’s comedy for the kids
COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS WORKSHOP & SHOW Brighten up your half-term with a comedy day out and join 90-minute session featuring lots of creative writing, sketch-based in with a fun workshop or watch a stand-up comedy show comedy and comedy-based games – perfect half-term created especially for families. The Comedy Club 4 Kids is entertainment for all your little comedians. simply a comedy club that kids are allowed into, with the best stand-ups from the international circuit doing D BOOKING: Book tickets on 0871 220 0260 or at seetickets.com. Tickets are also available on the door subject to availability. Tickets: Workshop: their thing for an audience of children and £5 per child, Workshop & Show: £10 per child. Show Only: £7 adult or their parents – and appealing to both in laughter child, Show Family Ticket: £24 (4 Tickets). Booking fee applies. If you equal measure. It’s family-friendly but in speciaL do not require TicketPlan Refund Protection please untick the box no way childish and there are definitely Tuesday 28 October Workshop 3 – 4.30pm when booking. Age guidance: 7+. Unreserved seating, full bar and no clowns or rude words! The afternoon Show 6.30 – 7.30pm cloakroom available. workshop for 7 – 15 year olds is in a fun (doors 5.45pm) East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf
After Hours with…
Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook ‘The At Odds Couple’ Tour Warm Up Show
In 1973 in South London, teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook formed Squeeze, the band that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. Over 35 years and two Ivor Novello awards later they have written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time – Up The Junction, Cool For Cats and Labelled With Love to name but a few. Their legacy is as vital as it has ever been and few artists have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene. As they gear up for ‘The At Odds Couple’ Tour, their first outing as a duo in music magic nearly 20 years, we are delighted to welcome Chris Difford and Glenn Wednesday 29 October Tilbrook to Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden for an exclusive, 7.45pm (doors 7pm) acoustic duo warm up show. East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, D BOOKING: Book tickets on 0871 220 0260 or at seetickets.com. Tickets are also £25 available on the door subject to availability. Booking fee applies. Unreserved seating, full bar and cloakroom available.
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Tuesday 11 November 7.45pm (doors 7pm) East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, £18 18/9/14
TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER
6.30 - 7.30PM (DOORS 5.45PM) EAST WINTERGARDEN, 43 BANK STREET
After Hours with… Ed Harcourt
Plus special guesT tba
Of Ed Harcourt’s six albums to date, one was Mercury-nominated and the rest have picked up an array of plaudits from the music press. He’s composed film scores, toured with the likes of REM and Snow Patrol, performed with everyone from Patti Smith to Nick Cave, and written songs with Paloma Faith and Lisa-Marie Presley. Harcourt has been musical director for Burberry’s London and Shanghai Fashion Week parties and also MD for Beck’s Song Book at the Barbican. Most recently, he’s been working with Beth Ditto, played piano on Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming album, as well as been on tour with Sophie Ellis-Bextor whilst producing her new album. This very busy and talented musician and singer songwriter arrives at Canary Wharf for a special evening. Join us at the East Wintergarden as he performs his melancholic piano-pop along with a smattering of gonzo-lullabies from his charmingly weathered trunk of songs. CANARYWHARF.COM F @YOURCANARYWHAR
D BOOKING: tickets on 0871 220 0260 or at seetickets.com. Tickets are also available on the door subject to availability. Booking fee applies. Unreserved seating, full bar and cloakroom available.
Back in 5 Minutes Silkscreen, 2009, 70 x 100 cm, Edition 25 Printed at University College Falmouth, UK
Contemporary art expert and panelist for Canary Wharf’s upcoming STRARTA art fair, Mark Westall has been on the art scene for almost 20 years. Each month, he introduces us to an artist that he is tipping to be the next big thing…
This month: SUE CORKE
hat’s so interesting? Science/art collaborations often seem a bit cold. Galleries are increasingly full of digitally created models, manipulations of data, 3D-printed creations, and this is as it should be. The intersection of science and art is nowadays recognised as a fertile, mutually beneficial territory, but it can be a little dry. And then you meet the scratch ’n’ sniff lunar landscapes of Sue Corke. Corke’s work wears its scientific credentials lightly, a mix of contemporary and traditional techniques bringing to life complex concepts of ownership and experience raised by our potential colonisation of space with humanity, warmth and dark humour. Just take those scratch ’n’ sniff prints. Working with long-term collaborator Hagen Betzwieser, Corke highlights the impossibility of a sensory experience of space with her scratch ’n’ sniff prints of the moon, impregnated with an olfactory ink developed by an industrial partner, to replicate the actual scent of the lunar surface.
A formally trained artist – Corke is a graduate of the prestigious Falmouth School of Art – her interest in traditional techniques has seen her go to extraordinary lengths to master a method, even completing a formal
An Ideal Sketch of the Moon, Susan Corke, 2012 (copper plate etching, 9 plates, 127 x 127 cm)
Good Luck with That Silkscreen, 2010, 70 x 100 cm, Edition 25 Printed at Edinburgh Printmakers, UK
apprenticeship in etching and lithography at Edinburgh Printmakers. This mastery gives her a creative freedom to explore inventive new uses for these rare skills. Recent print works include a series of very large etchings of the moon. Inspired by the early work of Scottish astronomers James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, the prints portray in stunning graphic detail the surface of the moon in different phases. Produced through etching multiple-tiled sheets of heavy gauge copper in a ferric
“The prints portray in stunning graphic detail, the surface of the moon in different phases” chloride etch for hours at a time to build up a heavily drawn, textured surface, the plates are then roughened and polished repeatedly in different sections to produce a unique black and white print every time. In contrast, Frigoris and Tranquilitatis are a silk-screened explosion of pop colour, based on early US Geographic Survey studies of the topography of our own moon prior to the first landings. Corke is now coming to the end of a five-year residency at The Firestation a unique and highly acclaimed programme for emerging artists. Previous artists include Turner-Prize winner Martin Creed. During the residency she has produced work that has been exhibited internationally. Highlights from the last two years include Kosmica at Mexico’s Laboratorio, Arte Alameda, Microwave Hong Kong and Arte Liste Basel. Sue Corke is currently working towards her next solo show with Berloni in February 2015, while her collaboration with Hagen Betzwieser will also form a major focus.
Installation shot - Enter At Own Risk, for Republic of the Moon FACT Liverpool
A Billion Year Old Desert (Estuary Moon) - produced and exhibited at Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgian National Centre for Graphic Arts) 2009 (silkscreen with graphite powder)
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Affordable Art Fair
Tabithah Rahman takes a closer look at one of London’s more accessible art fairs, taking place in Battersea this month and promising to offer excellent value for money
eralded as ‘the friendliest of them all’, the Affordable Art Fair has become a global phenomenon since it first launched on a somewhat smaller scale in London back in 1999. It has expanded beyond our fair capital into 14 other cities across the world, from Hong Kong and Hamburg to Singapore and Stockholm. Its aim? To make art more accessible and affordable. It’s worth clarifying the parameters of ‘affordable’ in this instance; visitors to the fair can expect to pay as little as £50 and no more than £5,000 for artworks. With a clear vision to unite novices and experts alike, art lover and founder of the fair Will Ramsay has brought together a selection of galleries that specialise in selling affordable art in a bid to open up the market and make art accessible to all. His belief in the importance of affordable art has resulted in him having made various other contributions to the field, including founding the contemporary art-hub PULSE and the ART HK fair in Asia, not to mention also being a shareholder in Art India, renowned for being the
sub-continent’s first international art fair. Ramsay understands that not everyone is – or needs to be – a specialist in order to appreciate art, so experts will be on hand to provide a better understanding of the contemporary artworks on display, ranging from ceramics, paintings and sculptures to printmaking and photography. A total of 110 galleries will be participating this year, including the Northcote Gallery, Bell Fine Art, the Russell Gallery and Print Club London. Ramsay has also travelled the globe to find a number of international exhibitors, such as Able Fine Art (New York) and Envie d’Art (France). Those of you who are looking to learn more will be able to take part in the various workshops, demonstrations and talks taking place throughout the three-day event. Just 15 years on and four continents later, the Affordable Art Fair is currently enjoying great success, providing a place where master and apprentice can unite in their appreciation of art from around the world.
“The Affordable Art Fair has become a global phenomenon since it first launched”
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D 23-26 October, affordableartfair.com Top, from left: Winter Tide Scarista, Chris Bushe (Panter & Hall); Terrier Portrait, Rob Braybrooks (Cornwall Contemporary); Left: Deception, Iva Troj (Roberta Moore Contemporary)
PROPERTY S h o wc a s i n g t h e f i n e s t h o m e s i n y o u r a r e a
Covering Canary Wharf, The Royal Docks, Stratford, Bow & Wapping
the NEW DEVELOPMeNtS DOMINATing the capital’s horizon
Image courtesy of Berkeley Homes berkeleyhomes.co.uk
SALES ANDREW GROOCOCK,
partner and department head at Knight Frank Canary Wharf, comments on the trends in the residential sales market Following an extremely busy first six months of 2014, where we agreed more deals than in any of our preceding 20 years in Docklands, we were faced with our usual quietest month of the year in August. All indicators suggest that from September and moving forward into Autumn we should see a return to the high levels of activity that we experienced at the start of the year. The core values of the market remain the same in Canary Wharf. Vendors need to be realistic in terms of marketing price in order to make sure their property sees plenty of activity, whilst ensuring that they choose the best placed agent in the market to ensure they
“An extremely busy first six months of 2014, where we agreed more deals than in any of our preceding 20 years in Docklands” get the optimum value from the best buyer. In my opinion the best placed agents will be those who are able to market the property in the best light and to the widest audience whilst having a solid track record of performing within the area. At the very least a vendor should expect their chosen agent to be using professional photographers and floor planners. Remember that you have one opportunity to launch your property and as a result you want the ¼” thumbnail that appears online, to show the property at its best. In conjunction with this, make sure that your agent is giving your property maximum exposure. Ensure that your property is displayed in the local office window to attract the all-important walk in trade, make sure it’s uploaded to the relevant web portals and ideally choose the agent that can offer you an international platform to showcase your property on.
Knight Frank CANARY WHARF 020 7512 9966 knightfrank.co.uk/canarywharf
INTERIOR MOTIVE Breathe new life into that rather dated room with the help of experience interior decorators and fabric specialist’s Violet & George. Offering a niche fabric driven, interior design service, the team at Violet & George boasts 70 years of combined experience. Providing bespoke one-on-one consultations, the company prides itself on remaining made in Britain and harnessing old-fashioned Victorian craftsmanship. Founder, Nicky Mudie says: “I am keen to keep fabric and textiles talent here in Britain.” Most recently the brands has turned its attention to creating a selection of innovative bespoke lighting for client’s homes using artisans in Britain, not to mention the finest quality materials. D violetandgeorge.com
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS Redrow London has unveiled four penthouse apartments, marking the completion of its flagship at One Commercial Street in Aldgate. Boasting luxurious interiors, open plan living and a unique view of London’s skyline, each stunning three bedroom penthouse brings together the finer things in life. Ranging in size from 2,250 square feet to 2,800 square feet, each penthouse has been purposely designed to make the very most of its panoramic views. Perched on the 21st floor, the Penthouses feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase phenomenal views of the Shard, Gherkin and London’s Tower Bridge. Located within what is an architecturally impressive complex on the city fringe, these contemporary penthouses reflect the transformation of the surrounding areas. And if that’s not enough, round the clock concierge and a Zone 1 location makes life at One Commercial Street, quite easy to get used to. D onecommercialstreet.com
NEWS HOME TALENT All eyes are on MARI IANIQ, a stunning new British-based furniture brand that’s inspired by elements of haute couture and jewellery. Mari Pauline C. Janiq, the woman behind these highly coveted collections, lives and designs in London where she creates bespoke furniture that’s exquisitely crafted yet extraordinarily comfortable. Decorex 2014 has seen the launch of five lines from her extensive collection, each of which received the highest acclaim. D mariianiq.com
LETTINGS GARY HALL,
partner and department head at Knight Frank Wapping, comments on the trends in the residential lettings market
With a constant rise in approved planning applications, new build residential schemes are starting to dominate the London sky line and this is an exciting option for corporate tenants relocating to and within central London. I have previously spoken about the quality of the residential developments coming out of the ground and how each development is out-doing the last in terms of facilities and specification, but the popularity of “lifestyle” schemes on the rental market in central London is continuing to grow, as the demand for rental property follows suit. In line with Knight Frank’s residential expansion programme we are delighted to launch two new on site offices in prime residential schemes to support the vast local and international investment in London and the private rental sector. The first to be opened in October is Arthouse in Kings Cross Central, one of London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods and the gateway to Europe. With a mixture of restaurants, bars, galleries, museum’s and green spaces it attracts a diverse community. Kings Cross is also home to the world famous arts college (Central Saint Martins) and soon to be home to Google’s London Headquarters.
“The popularity of “lifestyle” schemes on the rental market in central London is continuing to grow”
DID YOU KNOW? More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government’s Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures have shown.
The other is in One Tower Bridge on the Southbank, which is due to open in December. The Southbank, Shad Thames, London Bridge and the surrounding areas are fast becoming the location of choice for tenants who want everything on their doorstep, along with the draw of the River Thames. These are very exciting new ventures for Knight Frank and we are thrilled to be a part of these fantastic schemes and locations.
Knight Frank wapping 020 7480 6848 knightfrank.co.uk/Wapping
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Birchfield Street, Poplar E14 Three bedroom duplex apartment
A stunning split level warehouse apartment extending over 1,450 sq ft which has undergone a high specification refurbishment. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, guest WC, reception room, kitchen, garden, private parking. EPC rating E. Approximately 135.15 sq m ﴾1,455 sq ft﴿ Leasehold
KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3641 6112
Guide Price: £800,000 ﴾CNW140125﴿
West India Quay, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Three bedroom duplex apartment
This extremely rare to the market three bedroom south facing duplex apartment offers circa 2,848 sq ft of internal living space. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, guest WC, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, concierge, private parking. EPC rating C. Approximately 264.62 sq m ﴾2,848 sq ft﴿ Leasehold
KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf email@example.com 020 3641 6112
Guide Price: £2,000,000 ﴾CNW140155﴿
KnightFrank.co.uk St David's Square, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Two bedroom duplex apartment
Superior penthouse duplex apartment with a fantastic decked balcony which stretches the length of the apartment. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, balcony, concierge. EPC rating E. Furnished Guide price: £525 per week
KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3641 9294 ﴾CWQ98740﴿
The Landmark, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Two bedroom apartment
A spacious and well presented two bedroom apartment to let in Landmark West Tower offering fantastic views of Canary Wharf. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, balcony, concierge. EPC rating B. Furnished Guide price: £610 per week
KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 3641 9294 ﴾CWQ167596﴿
All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges
KnightFrank.co.uk Belgrave Court Nr Canary Wharf E14 Two bedroom apartment
A two bedroom apartment to let in the sought after development of Canary Riverside with stunning river views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception rooms, kitchen, balcony, concierge, private parking. EPC rating C. Furnished Guide price: £710 per week
KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3641 9294 ﴾CWQ202842﴿
Baltimore Wharf Nr Canary Wharf E14 Two bedroom apartment
A spacious and well‐presented two bedroom duplex penthouse apartment to let in Baltimore Wharf overlooking the water. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, concierge. EPC rating C. Furnished Guide price: £1,400 per week
KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 3641 9294 ﴾CWQ203698﴿
All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges
KnightFrank.co.uk Gun Place, Wapping E1W
Contemporary conversion Smart and modern flat next to Wapping overground station. 1 bedroom, bathroom, semi open plan kitchen and reception room, daytime porter, parking and communal roof terrace. EPC rating D. Available furnished Guide price: £375 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ187591﴿
Cubitt Building, Southwark SE1
Brand new development Brand new stylish second floor flat close to Blackfriars Bridge. 1 bedroom, bathroom, semi open plan kitchen and reception room, under floor heating, comfort cooling and built in surround sound. EPC rating B. Approximately 45 sq m ﴾484 sq ft﴿ Available furnished Guide price: £495 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ203937﴿
All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges
Canary Wharf Magazine October 2014 Gun Cubitt
KnightFrank.co.uk Ivory House, St Katharine Docks E1W Unique opportunity
The best 1 bedroom flat in St Katharine Docks with exceptional views of the docks. 1 bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, 2 roof terraces, original warehouse features, porter and parking. EPC rating D. Available furnished Guide price: £625 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ140563﴿
One Tower Bridge, Southbank SE1 Exclusive luxury apartment
Brand new apartment in London's most sought after riverside development. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, multiple balconies, communal garden, concierge, and a residents' gym, sauna and jacuzzi set to open soon. EPC rating B. Approximately 83 sq m ﴾896 sq ft﴿ Available unfurnished Guide price: £950 per week
Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings email@example.com 020 8166 5369 ﴾WAQ201669﴿
haMMerSMith Grove, W6
Upper WiMpoLe Street, W1G
5 bedrooms u double reception room u garden u EPC=F
2 bedrooms u top floor with lift u EPC=F
Guide £3.75 million
Guide £2.35 million
Brook Green – 020 3618 3777
Marylebone – 020 3527 0400
29 offices in London, 80 offices in the UK and 600 offices globally.
Moreton Yard, SW1V 3 bedrooms u 252 sq m (2,718 sq ft) u EPC=D Guide £3.995 million Westminster – 020 3430 6860
richMond hiLL, TW10
JUStice WaLK, SW3
2 bedrooms u top floor apartment u EPC=C
5 bedrooms u 2 reception rooms u wine cellar u EPC=C
Guide £5.5 million
Richmond – 020 8614 9100
Knightsbridge – 020 7581 5234
MacaULaY road, SW4
StorMont road, SW11
Bedroom u balcony u third floor u EPC=B
2 bedrooms u patio garden u EPC=C
£440 per week + admin fees apply*
£510 per week + admin fees apply*
Clapham – 020 3428 2223
Battersea – 020 3430 6900
Wherever you are, whatever your dream home, talk to Savills.
thinking of renting? there are some important things you need to know. *Admin fees to include drawing up the tenancy agreement and reference charge for one tenant - £276 inc VAT one-off fee. £36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependant on the property size and whether furnished/ unfurnished. For more details visit www.savills.co.uk/fees
Linton Street, N1
redcLiffe road, SW10
3 bedrooms u Conservation Area u EPC=D
5 bedrooms u west-facing garden u EPC=E
£795 per week + admin fees apply*
£3,750 per week + admin fees apply*
Islington – 020 7354 6701
Chelsea – 020 7578 9020
KING STAIRS CLOSE, se16
THE JAM FACTORY, se1
2/3 reception rooms ø cinema room ø kitchen ø 3/4 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø off-street parking ø 2 terraces ø 2 balconies ø 250 sq m (2,698 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø utility room ø 24hr concierge ø 130 sq m (1,399 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Offers in excess of £3 million Freehold
Guide £1.5 million Leasehold
Savills Wapping firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7456 6800
Savills Wapping email@example.com 020 7456 6800
BALTIMORE WHARF, e14
PACIFIC WHARF, se16
Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø storage room/utility room ø use of residents gym ø parking space ø balcony ø 45 sq m (489 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø terrace ø concierge ø parking space ø 53 sq m (569 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Guide £525,000 Leasehold
Guide £375,000 Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2502
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2500
WEST INDIA QUAY, e14
BELGRAVE COURT, e14
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø concierge ø parking space ø 223 sq m (2,397 sq ft) ø EPC=B
Reception room ø Smallbone kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 West One bathrooms ø 2 balconies ø concierge ø allocated parking space ø 122 sq m (1,313 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Guide £1.6 million Leasehold
Guide £1.4 million Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2500
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2502
DISCOVERY DOCK EAST, e14
EATON HOUSE, e14
Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø parking ø balcony ø concierge ø residents swimming pool & gym ø 85 sq m (910 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø cloakroom ø balcony ø concierge ø protected parking ø security ø 67 sq m (727 sq ft) ø EPC=D
Guide £750,000 Leasehold
Guide £650,000 Leasehold
Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2500
Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 020 7531 2502
LETTINGS LAYOUT ONLY
BEDFORD ROW, se1
CINNABAR WHARF, e1w
4 bedrooms ø 5 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø garden ø underground garage ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=B
3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø further bathroom ø reception room ø balcony with views of the River Thames ø parking ø 24hr porterage ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=D
Furnished £2,000 per week
Furnished £1,500 per week
+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wapping firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7456 6817
+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wapping email@example.com 020 7456 6826
WEST INDIA QUAY, e14
BERKELEY TOWER, e14
2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø reception room ø views over Canary Wharf ø 24hr porterage ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C
2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø reception room ø balcony ø allocated parking ø 24hr porterage ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C
Furnished £850 per week
Furnished £725 per week
+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Canary Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7531 2522
+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Canary Wharf email@example.com 0207 531 2523
*£36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependent on the property size and whether furnished/unfurnished. For more details, visit www.savills.co.uk/fees.
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2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses for sale
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Baltimore Wharf E14 £1,350 per week Spectacular two bedroom duplex penthouse apartment finished and furnished to the highest of standards. EPC: C
Ability Place E14 £950 per week A very special two bedroom penthouse apartment with simply stunning views and secure underground parking. EPC: D
Narrow Street, E14 £850 per week A beautiful penthouse apartment with a large terrace and stunning views of Canary Wharf, The City and The Thames. EPC: D
Discovery Dock West E14 £800 per week A two bedroom two bathroom apartment in the ever popular Discovery Dock with direct dock views. EPC: D
Hamptons Canary Wharf Office Sales. 020 7346 5801 | Lettings. 020 7346 5802
*Tenant Charges Tenants should note that as well as rent, an administration charge of £216 (Inc. VAT) per property and a referencing charge of £54 (Inc. VAT) per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit www.hamptons.co.uk/rent/tenant-charges
Manchester Road, E14 £1,495,000 Share of Freehold A unique and truly outstanding three bedroom apartment arranged over 3 floors and designed to fully utilise all natural light and maximise open plan living space. EPC: D
Baltimore Wharf, E14 £330,000 Leasehold This fantastic, modern, fourth floor studio apartment situated in one of E14’s premier dockside developments benefiting from a gym with swimming pool and a 24 hour concierge. EPC: B
020 7715 9700 jll.co.uk/residential firstname.lastname@example.org 11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HE
Baltimore Wharf, E14 £420 pER wEEK
Slipway House, E14 £310 pER wEEK
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Boardwalk Place, E14 £595 per week
Landmark East, E14 £1,075 per week
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Three bedrooms Parking Balcony
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24 hour concierge Heron Quays DLR EPC - B
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Discovery Dock West, E14 £1,350,000 24hr Concierge, Gym & Cinema Wapping Lane Overground EPC-B
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Three bed, two bath 15th floor, 1646sqft Dock views Dual Aspect
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Discovery Dock West, E14 £799,995 Leasedhold
Baltimore Wharf, E14 £740,000 Leasehold
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Two bed, two bath 1,055sqft, 3rd floor Dock & Wharf views Allocated Parking
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Two bed, two bath Dock facing 9th floor, 753sqft Two balconies
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Sought after development 24hr concierge Excellent Leisure facilities EPC-B
he JLL Residential Agency in Canary Wharf has launched The Penthouse at Wards Wharf, a stunning apartment that takes luxury living in the Royal Docks to exciting new heights. Spanning over the 16th and 17th floors, this unique apartment boasts 3,000 square feet of luxury living and incredible views of the River Thames towards the City, the O2, and the Thames Barrier. The penthouse is comprised of three double bedrooms all featuring en-
suite bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling glass and large open plan rooms that flow around a spiral staircase, which connects the two levels. Two large open terraces, 24 hour concierge and new gym facilities, make it very easy to call The Penthouse home.
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Millennium Drive, E14 Three bedroom conversion
This beautifully presented 2215 sq ft 3 bedroom apartment offers a plethora of characteristics & features including exposed brickwork, wooden beams and an impressive arched window. The main reception room offers a double Juliet balcony and fantastic views of the River Thames. A large hallway leads to an American diner themed kitchen and eating area, with a double height ceiling and skylights. An immaculate master bedroom offers exposed brickwork, beams and built-in wardrobes; it also has a Juliet balcony
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with superb views of the O2 Arena and tidal Thames and an original styled en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also offers the same fantastic floor space, also with its own Juliet balcony. The third bedroom is on the mezzanine level and accessible from the reception area. The family bathroom is beautifully designed and has a roll-top bath and waterfall shower.
Sales Alan Selby is now called CBRE
The Heron, E14
Two bedroom luxury apartment This stunning north/west-facing two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in The Heron, EC2. Located 24th floor of the development, the apartment offers a spacious living/dining room with hi-specification open-plan kitchen, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Having been beautifully designed with contemporary appliances and materials throughout. With solid wooden flooring, luxurious kitchen with Miele appliances and bathroom/ensuites finished with ceramic porcelain flooring and pearl mosaic walls. This particular
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unit has also been finished with the very desirable combination of a light finish master bathroom and a dark finish en-suite. The apartment boasts the latest in smart-home technology via a touch screen display. The Heron offers 24hr concierge and the apartment comes with one secure parking space, operated by valet.
Lettings Alan Selby is now called CBRE
The Heron, EC2Y
Two bedroom luxury apartment This 15th floor 851 square foot two bedroom corner apartment with north/west facing views is now available. The apartment offers generous floor space, comprising of a vast open-plan living area, two double bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms. Floor to ceiling glass amplifies both the light and space in the apartment as well as a large balcony that offers incredible views. The apartment is furnished to an extremely high standard; the living area boasts timber flooring, bespoke custom fitted cabinets and stone work surfaces. The kitchen
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offers fully integrated luxury appliances. Furthermore, this apartment features a video-entry security system, surround sound and air conditioning. The Heron also offers residents with a tranquil landscaped roof garden and membership to The Heron’s exclusive private club. This includes a private residents’ restaurant and bar, state of the art gymnasium, a private screening room.
£1,150 per week
Lettings Alan Selby is now called CBRE
Roding Lane, IG7
Stunning five bedroom property CBRE are pleased to offer this incredible five bedroom, three reception imposing period residence in one of the most desirable roads in Chigwell, Essex. Being under a 30 minute commute into Canary Wharf by car, this amazing property represents fantastic value. Set in over 4 acres of private land including a two bedroom self-contained annex, tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, two double garages, mature and landscaped garden areas, properties of this scale are rarely offered to the rental market.
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Internally, the property is finished to an excellent standard throughout with four large double bedrooms, one single bedroom, family bathroom and two en suite bathrooms. On the ground floor there are three reception areas, conservatory and kitchen. All rooms offer stunning views of the grounds. Offered to the market with immediate availability and on an unfurnished basis only.
ÂŁ1,600 per week
Old School Square, London, E14
Dundee Wharf, Limehouse, E14
A bright and spacious split level two bedroom apartment situated in this beautiful conversion of a Victorian school building. Featuring high ceilings to the main reception room, a fully integrated kitchen, mezzanine double bedroom, a further double bedroom, family bathroom, gas central heating and is available furnished.
A rare opportunity to rent this stunning two double bedroom, two bathroom river facing apartment in Dundee Wharf. The property benefits from direct river views, private balcony, spacious lounge and is available fully furnished. This popular development offers leisure facilities, 24 hour porterage and is easy walking distance to Canary Wharf.
EPC = C
£330 per week
EPC = C
£520 per week
Papermill Wharf, Limehouse, E14
No.1 West India Quay, London, E14
Presenting this two bedroom river front apartment situated within Papermill Wharf. Featuring a large reception with wood flooring, a private balcony offering amazing river views, two bathrooms, separate kitchen and secure parking. Paper Mill Wharf is well located for Limehouse DLR Station and within a short walk for Canary Wharf.
A modern two bedroom two bathroom apartment in the stylish West India Quay development. Situated on the 24th floor, this fully furnished apartment features a generous open plan reception and integrated kitchen, panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows throughout, secure parking space and is located just moments from Canary Wharf.
EPC = C
EPC = B
£585 per week
Docklands office: 96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP email@example.com I 020 7538 9250
£725 per week
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Frances Wharf, Limehouse, E14
Kings House, Narrow street, E14
The property comprises of a double bedroom, three piece bathroom suite, an open-plan kitchen with integrated appliances leading to a light and airy reception room complimented by large patio doors leading to your own private balcony. Ideally located close to local amenities and the convenience of being within walking distance of the DLR.
A large one double bedroom apartment situated in the heart of narrow street and comprising of a large living room, separate kitchen, three piece bathroom suite and a large master bedroom with ample wardrobe space. Further benefits include secure parking and share of freehold.
EPC = D
EPC = C
Dundee Wharf, Limehouse, E14
Basin Approach, Limehouse, E14
This spacious two bedroom apartment situated on the top floor benefits from a spacious living room with access to a private balcony and stunning south facing views out towards the River Thames.
A rare opportunity to acquire a three bedroom penthouse apartment in the popular Basin Approach development. With floor-to-ceiling windows, a large terrace this immaculately presented apartment offers truly spectacular panoramic views.
EPC = D
EPC = E
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E14 Balmoral House, Isle of Dogs
E14 Berglen Court, Limehouse
A bright and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment located on the 3rd floor of the desirable Balmoral House. This great property offers a large lounge with floor to ceiling windows, separate kitchen and allocated parking.
An impressive second floor apartment set within one of Limehouse’s most popular developments. This property is beautifully furnished and offers a stylish integrated kitchen, bright reception room, private balcony with marina views and two bathroom suites.
E14 Bogart Place, Limehouse
E14 Discovery Dock, Canary Wharf
Set within a recently built development is this luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. The apartment has a high specification finish and has quality furnishings throughout. Features include a private balcony and pretty communal gardens
With over 1,000 sq ft of living space, this stunning luxury apartment simply must be viewed. The property comes furnished to a high standard and offers stunning dock views from a private balcony. There are two bathrooms, private parking and access to a gym.
E1W The Listed Building, Wapping
A gorgeous one bedroom apartment set within an extremely desirable warehouse conversion. This property offers high ceilings and has been refurbished to include modern fixtures and fittings. On-site benefits include 24hr concierge, allocated parking, gym, sauna and pool access.
E16 Sunderland Point, Royal Docks
A genuinely stunning three bedroom penthouse apartment with some of the best views in E16. This property comprises a large and bright living area with floor to ceiling windows, two luxury bathrooms and a private balcony offering beautiful river views.
Canary Wharf 020 7005 6080
Bow 020 8983 2930
Limehouse 020 7791 1777
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STATE OF THE MARKET CROSSRAIL TO PUSH PRICES
NO COOLING IN THE CAPITAL
JASON TAYLOR, sales director at Franklyn James Estate Agents, comments on the state of the residential property market
We are still a number of years away from the opening of Crossrail, so time does remain during which investment could be made. Putting other economic factors aside, we consider what impact the forthcoming Crossrail stations will have in the E14 area. It is anticipated that those properties within a ten minute walk of the new stations along the Crossrail route, will increase in value well above and beyond the rate of inflation. Furthermore, the prices of those properties in the immediate vicinity are likely to increase very noticeably indeed. So, if we apply this to the Docklands area, those developments based directly adjacent to the Canary Wharf Estate, such as Discovery Dock, Pan Peninsula and No 1 West India Quay, will be certain to see very significant price rises. For those developments not quite on the very doorstep of the Canary Wharf Estate, but still within a very short walk of the Crossrail station, such as 41 Millharbour, Landmark and Baltimore Wharf, property prices will undoubtedly still increase noticeably due to the huge benefits that Crossrail will bring. Whilst Canary Wharf is internationally recognised as a leading business district, it should not be forgotten that it is also the location of a vast leisure and retail complex. With the opening of Crossrail, Canary Wharf will become considerably more accessible as a shopping destination and the more popular an area becomes for work or leisure, the more the property values within that area will rise.
Recent figures dispel the expected house price down turn. Those who expected a cooling in the capital’s property boom will be surprised by recent figures from both the Nationwide and the Land Registry. Nationwide have reported a 0.8 per cent price increase month on month in August. This compares to 0.2 per cent in July. According to the Land Registry (data collected from completed transactions) the average price of a home in Greater London is now an impressive £457,072. Interestingly, although prices in London have soared way above previous peaks, the average price of a home in the UK is still considerably below the figure recorded in November 2007. Many buyers are being incentivised by the attractive mortgage rates being offered. Given that many banks and building societies have just cut fixed rate products (some on a five year term) to below three per cent, potential buyers are seizing the opportunity to get in now before the widely suspected base rate rise in early 2015. These medium term low rates are keeping affordability in check and giving buyer’s confidence to continue in a bullish market. The talk of a slowdown in the housing market may be somewhat premature but the data releases in September and October will give us a more accurate picture of the future trend. I suspect that prices may begin to ease marginally but I also expect both demand and prices to stay upbeat in historic terms.
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A magnificent newly built home on a premier road close to Eltham Palace and Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Set behind gates, this impressive property briefly comprises seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, study, cinema, dining room, lounge and huge kitchen/dining area. Double garage and parking for five cars or more. Wonderful 200ft+ rear garden. Energy Efficiency Rating C.
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An impressive four bedroom home located in the desirable ‘Keston Park’. Comprising grand entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, lounge, 26ft kitchen/breakfast room, formal dining room, utility room, master suite with his and hers walk-in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom, modern contemporary bathroom, landscaped garden, outdoor swimming pool, carriage driveway and detached garage. Energy Efficiency Rating C.
Four bedroom detached family home comprising separate living and dining rooms measuring in excess of 19ft each, well proportioned kitchen, garage and separate workshop. To the first floor is a bright and airy master bedroom measuring 19.5ft with luxury fitted wardrobes, two further double bedrooms, single bedroom/ study, family bathroom and separate WC. Energy Efficiency Rating E.
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King George Street, Greenwich, SE10 £3200 per calendar month
Lee Road, Blackheath, SE3 £4000 per calendar month
This fantastic four bedroom Neo-Georgian town house with secure underground parking is now available to rent. The property is situated on one of the best roads in Greenwich offering easy access to the DLR, British Rail, Royal Greenwich Park and all the amenities that Greenwich has to offer.
Imposing & elegant mid Victorian detached house situated approximately 600 yards from the fashionable Blackheath Village and mainline station with the open heath a little further. Excellent proportions set over two levels, plus cellar space below the stairs benefiting from a wine cellar and utility room.
Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2 EPC: C
Bedrooms 4 Receptions 3 Bathrooms 3 EPC: D
Contact Greenwich office on 020 8858 9911
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Kingshurst Road, SE12 £1995 per calendar month
Stratheden Road, Blackheath, SE3 £1500 per calendar month
A spacious & stunning three bedroom extended 1930's semidetached house with easy access to Lee & Hither Green train stations, local schools and Blackheath. Fully refurbished including a contemporary 21ft family room with modern kitchen with granite work surfaces. Beautiful rear garden.
A beautifully presented two bedroom, two bathroom apartment situated in a newly built development. This delightful flat has been built to a very high specification and comprises a large Kitchen reception room. Kitchen with built in appliances, with french doors leading out to your own private balcony.
Bedrooms 3 Receptions 2 Bathrooms 2 EPC: D Contact Lee office on 020 8852 8633
Bedrooms 2 Receptions 1 Bathrooms 2 EPC: B Contact Blackheath Standard office on 020 8858 6101
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Pond Road, Blackheath SE3 Asking Price £3,595,000 Freehold Occupying a prominent plot on Blackheath’s private Cator Estate, is this beautifully presented seven bedroom, three bathroom Grade II listed Regency style family home. Refurbished to an exceptional standard including a magnificent galleried double height conservatory. Contact Blackheath Village Office on 020 8318 1311
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Albury Street, Deptford SE8 Guide Price £1,100,000 Freehold A fine four storey early eighteenth century terrace house with ornately decorated porch, set within the sights of St Paul’s church on a cobbled street steeped in history. This fantastic Grade II listed property boasts original period features throughout. Contact Greenwich Office on 020 8858 9911
Hornfair Road, Charlton SE7 Guide Price £650,000 Freehold A rarely available 1950s detached house situated opposite historic Charlton House on the edge of Charlton Village. Benefiting from a garage with workshop to rear, off street parking for three cars and a substantial and immaculate landscaped lawned garden to side and rear. Contact Blackheath Standard Office on 020 8858 6101
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Wellington Terrace, Wapping E1W
Capital Wharf E1W
2 double bedroom, 2 storey house set within this gated CCTV development. The property has been fully modernised to include double glazing, replacement ceilings, wood floors, , alarm, central heating system operated via remote control, smart phone or internet. Lounge. Fully fitted kitchen. Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Garden. Secure Underground parking space. Potential to extend into the loft subject to planning permission. Close to Wapping station and local amenities.
ea2 are pleased to be able to show this 1 bedroom amazing apartment set within this very sought after development. The property comprises of a 4 piece bathroom and a separate cloak room. The Lounge has doors leading to the large terrace with breath taking views of the River Thames and Tower Bridge. The large bedroom also faces the river with spectacular views. Use of residents Gym and 24 hour concierge and secure underground parking.
Tudor House,Tower Bridge, SE1
6th floor luxury 2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Plan Reception Room, large balcony. Master bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe. Modern Integrated Kitchen, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter by Harrods Estates, Residents Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Lifts to all floors. Close to Local Shopping Facilities, Walking Distance to London Bridge.
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Dundee Court E1W
Vinegar Street E1W
Rental Price: £425 per week
Rental Price: £435 per week
1 bedroom 3rd floor warehouse conversion. Lounge. Fitted Kitchen. Character features to include exposed brickwork and cast iron beams. Porterage. Secure Underground parking space. Close to Tower Hill Stations and St Katharine’s Dock.
ea2 are pleased to show you this modern built 2 double bedroom, 2 storey house. The property benefits from a bright and airy lounge with an open sided staircase. Fitted kitchen. 3 Piece bathroom suite. A west facing garden. Quiet Location, off street parking space. Close to Wapping station and local bus routes.
Roding Mews, Wapping E1W
ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a very unique property and has views over the canal. Would suit 6 professional people. Close to Tower Hill and Wapping Overground and close to Waitrose.
£1,300 per week
Hermitage Waterside E1W
Prusoms Island, WappingHigh Street, E1W
Rental Price: £550 per week
Rental Price: £595 per week
Dunbar Wharf, Narrow Street, Limehouse E14 Modern built 2ndTower, floor apartment. 2 bedrooms,E14 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen and Cascades Docklands
Teal Court, St Katharine’s Dock E1W Stunning modern built 1 bedroom 5th floor apartment. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge £500 per week
ea2 are pleased to offer to let this modern built top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment within this secure development. The apartment benefits from separate fitted kitchen, balcony with views over basin. Floor to ceiling windows. Secure underground parking space. On-site caretaker. Close to Tower Hill stations and St Katharine’s Dock.
Spacious 1st floor. Warehouse conversion apartment. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge and fitted kitchen. Secure underground parking and caretaker. Close to Wapping station and local bus routes.
and balcony with views of St Katharine’s Dock. Secure underground parking space lounge. River views and secure underground parking space. Close to Limehouse 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom 11th floor apartment within this secure modern development. Comprising a reception and 24 hour concierge. Close to Tower Hill stations and the City. marina and Limehouse stations.
room with water/ City views, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & en suite bathroom, additional shower room. Balcony. Swimming pool, Gymnasium & Tennis court. Concierge. Rental Price: £600 per Week Rental Price: £600 per week
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Pont Street, Knightsbridge SW1 • 3 Double bedrooms
• Eat-in kitchen
• 3 Bathrooms (en suite)
• Guest cloakroom
• Approx. 2,292 sq ft (213 sq m)
• Reception room
• EPC rating: current (G) potential (G)
“ A magnificent apartment providing impressive and balanced accommodation in the heart of Knightsbridge”
£4,250 per week Furnished
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W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP
W.A.Ellis will make an initial one-off tenancy agreement charge of £240 per tenancy plus a £60 referencing charge per tenant. For further details of our services and charges please visit waellis.com
Kensington High Street, Kensington W14 • 1 Bedroom
• 24 Hour concierge
• 1 Bathroom
• Reception room
• Use of leisure facilities
• Open plan kitchen
• Approx. 628 sq ft (58.3 sq m)
• EPC rating: current (B) potential (B)
Guide price £1,100,000 Leasehold with 995 years remaining For more information call Simon Green on 020 7306 1610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“ A stunning sixth floor apartment in the heart of Kensington”
W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP
“Situated on one of Blackheath’s most prestigious roads, Kidbrooke Grove is located within walking distance of Blackheath Village”
£3,000,000 Kidbrooke Grove, SE3
£3,250,000 West Grove, SE10
his outstanding nine bedroom double fronted, detached house dates back to 1906. Situated on one of Blackheath’s most prestigious roads, Kidbrooke Grove is located within walking distance of Blackheath Village and its mainline station, shops, bars and restaurants. The property would benefit from internal modernisation, but boasts an impressive 166’ x 70’ west facing garden and a self-contained flat on the top floor.
est Grove is an impressive detached Victorian house located on the edge of the Heath, commanding outstanding views to the rear. The house is presented in superb order having been the subject of meticulous and sympathetic improvement works by the current owners, with quality materials used throughout. The stunning rear landscaped garden measures in excess of 100 feet in length, and to the front is a drive with off road parking.
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ondon’s Royal Docks is a historically significant maritime heritage zone comprising of three docks; the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. Built between 1880 and 1921 on riverside marshes in the London borough of Newham, Royal Docks is situated within the burgeoning East London, an area that has benefitted hugely from redevelopment in Stratford thanks to the 2012 Olympic legacy, along with the rise to fame of established communities such as Shoreditch and Spitalfields. Identified by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as the next area of regeneration for London, £1 billion of investment is already committed to the project following the announcement that an Asian Business Port will be established at Royal Albert Dock. The residential centrepiece is Royal Wharf by Oxley and Ballymore, a new neighbourhood and town centre that will provide 3,385 new riverside homes – including 310 townhouses – for approximately 10,000 residents. The development is also significant as it offers achievable house prices for the average Londoner and therefore responds to the critical undersupply of housing in London. Situated between Lyle Park and Thames Barrier Park, Royal Wharf
has excellent transport links from Pontoon Dock DLR station and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line, providing access to the West End in 20 minutes, Canary Wharf in just five minutes and London City Airport in four minutes. The Emirates Air Line is also just a short walk away, and in 2018 a new Crossrail station at Custom House will mean that residents can reach Heathrow Airport in just 41 minutes. Inspired by Georgian styling, the development will boast streets and avenues that interconnect and lead to hidden mews, squares and pocket parks. With architectural influences by the townhouses of areas such as Belgravia and Mayfair, Ballymore’s distinctive design alludes to historic London, while bringing contemporary conveniences into the interior finishes of the properties. A new high street will provide 5,000 square metres of shops, bars and restaurants, not to mention a network of squares, riverside walkways and significant new community infrastructure. London’s Royal Docks are set to become a vibrant new area of East London.
Prices from £250,000 Royal Wharf, E16 Knight Frank 020 7512 9966 knightfrank.co.uk/canary-wharf
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CONTEMPORARY LIVING ON THE WATER’S EDGE Tavern Quay is an exquisite collection of luxury apartments in Surrey Quays. Designed with the finest materials and incorporating cutting-edge technology, Tavern Quay offers stunning views across the open water and London’s iconic skyline. Facilities include dedicated concierge service, a residents’ lobby, secure underground parking* and superfast broadband connection. With excellent transport links servicing Canary Wharf, the City and beyond, Tavern Quay is where the historic docks meet central London.
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Parkside Quarter Island Gardens, E14 3DQ
offering fantastic apartment living in a rural setting, just minutes from Canary Wharf
Parkside Quarter is a fantastic development of two & three bedroom apartments and penthouses set adjacent to Island Gardens DLR station and Mudchute Park. • Parkside setting and adjacent to Island Gardens DLR station • Just an 8 minute commute to Canary Wharf or under twenty minutes to The City • Bathrooms with bespoke cabinetry
• Designer kitchens with integrated appliances inclusive of fridge freezer, washer/dryer and oven as standard • Lighting and flooring throughout and private outside space Prices from £450,000*
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ondon’s most exclusive riverside development, Berkeley Homes’ One Tower Bridge, has launched The Tower, a 21-storey collection of fourteen one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom duplexes and a three-bedroom triplex that boasts a roof terrace with breathtaking views, a hot tub and outdoor kitchen. As the luxury development’s standout, landmark feature, The Tower injects an exciting new architectural dimension into the celebrated Southbank’s skyline and follows the recent, successful launch of Cambridge House, also designed by acclaimed architects Squire and Partners. Each apartment in The Tower is arranged across its own floor and
offers unrivalled luxurious accommodation in one of London’s last remaining great riverside locations, amidst the world’s most iconic landmarks. Residents will enjoy exclusive access to a range of onsite facilities including a 24 hour concierge service managed by Harrods Estates, a residents’ pool, gym and spa and a virtual golf facility. The adjacent, existing Grade II listed St Olave’s School is being transformed into the boutique Lalit hotel, complete with a restaurant that will offer fine dining.
Prices at The Tower start from £1,350,000* *Prices are correct at time of going to press
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Published on Sep 29, 2014
Welcome to the October edition of Canary Wharf magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles...